Import 7″ EP – SSE 7001 – The Fool on the Hill – Rita Hovink [Sold out]


数々のヒット曲を生み出したオランダを代表する女性シンガー、リタ・ホヴィンク(1944-1979)の未発表セッションを収めたEP盤。1964年にKNOKKEフェスティヴァルで優勝を果たし、ジャズにその生涯を捧げた彼女の代表作は、「Love Me Or Leave Me」(Decca 800 004 NY/1969年)。本EPでは、彼女のトレードマークとなるスモーキーヴォイスを、プロデューサーのCees Schrama(p, hamond, rhodes)と、当時オランダのトップ・ミュージシャンで固められたPressure Groupがしっかりとサポート。彼女の愛したレパートリー、A1: Fool On The Hill(The Beatles)、A2:For Every Man There’s A Woman(Harold Arlen「男と女のある限り」)、B1: I feel The Earth Move(Carole King)、B2:Mr Bojanglesを収録。



LABEL: 678 Records, Netherlands
Format: 7inch EP / SSE-7001
ARTIST: Rita Hovink + Casey & The Pressure Group
TITLE: The Fool on the Hill (EP)
Barcode: 4560312319062


Rita Hovink (vo)
Cees Schrama (p, hammond, rhodes)
Leo van Oostrom (bs, as, ts)
Ferdinand Povel (flute, ts)
Fons Dierckx (tp)
Cees Smal (tp, tb)
Joop Scholten (g)
Piet Hein Veening (b)
Louis Debij (ds)


  • Limited 300 copies
  • 7″ EP
  • Previously unreleased original master


Vintage sleeve design by Piet Schreuders


  1. The Fool On The Hill (The Beatles)
  2. For Every Man There’s A Woman (Harold Arlen)
  3. I Feel The Earth Move (Carole King)
  4. Mr. Bojangles (Jerry Jeff Walker)


Rita Hovink (Beverwijk, 1944) is most famous as singer in her native language, and had numerous Dutch pop hits. She also won the 1964 Knokke festival. Her first love, however, remains jazz. In 1969 she recorded her first LP, Love me or leave me (Decca 800 004 NY), the album has a heavy jazz influence and includes some pop songs in a jazzy style. On this EP, her distinctive, smoky voice and intense performance is accompanied by a combo leaded by jazz pianist and record producer Cees Schrama who plays Hammond organ and Fender piano. In his Pressure Group, we find top Dutch musicians. Rita performs four of her favorite songs; The Beatles’ ‘Fool on the hill’ (with a Latin touch), ‘I feel the earth move’, a pop song written by Carole King, ‘Mr Bojangles’, written by Country artist Jerry Jeff Walker and finally an intense version of ‘For every man there’s a woman’, made famous by Peggy Lee.