Dick van Altena & Johan Jansen – Pure Country and More


Dick van Altena & Johan Jansen - Pure Country and More

Dick van Altena & Johan Jansen – Pure Country and More
Format: CD
Label: Continental Record Services
Release: 2023

Release date: August 14, 2023

Dick van Altena started his legendary band “Major Dundee” in 1977. Their debut LP “The Longer The Distance” made it to the top 20 within a few weeks. In the years to come he recorded countless albums with this band as well as solo.
Even in Holland not many people know that Dick van Altena is one of the most successful and looked for songwriters in his own country. He has written songs, mostly on request, for renowned Dutch artists like Henk Wijngaard, Mooi Wark, Toni Willé (‘Pussycat’), De Sjonnies, Saskia & Serge and many, many more.
Besides his solo carreer Dick is an elite member of the rewarded country music theatre show ‘Back to the country’ that has been running for almost 20 years now. In 2017 he celebrated 40 years of music with sold out concerts and a TV documentary.
Dick was knighted for his services to (country) music and his social involvement.

Johan Jansen is a Dutch steel guitarist, who works or has worked with almost every artist in the Netherlands, both live and in the studio. He toured all over Europe with several artists. For years he has been the regular steel guitarist of Cash On Delivery and The American Country Legends. He can be heard on many recordings. He is also a music teacher and gives steel guitar lessons and workshops throughout Europe. He is also the organizer of the Steeldays, known among steel guitarists all over the world.

This CD was originally born as teaching material for his students. Johan asked his brother-in-law Dick to sing songs in which students could learn the steel guitar parts. The arrangements and recordings were made in his studio.

The record company, Dick and Johan were so enthusiastic about the product that it was decided to release it as a CD. Of course, the teaching material is also made for the steel guitarists. This can be ordered on the website www.steeljj.com.

Johan Jansen plays a specially built WBS Ultimate Pedal Steel guitar on these recordings.

Website: https://www.dickvanaltena.com/homenl.htm

01. 500 Miles
02. Release Me
03. Good Year For The Roses
04. One Day At A Time
05. Song Song Blue
06. He’ll Have To Go
07. Have You Ever Seen The Rain
08. Detroit City
09. Words
10. I Recall A Gypsy Woman
11. Don’t You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me
12. Sing Me Back Home