The Originals - Prequel of the hits
All songs tracing back to an earlier recording than the most reliable one, represented from the first version to the latest cover, thatís The Originals, musical resource database since 1982. No limit, no nonsense, no mercy (where necessary).
Relying on a tri decade experience build-up in the lowlands, The Originals finally dare crossing the language barrier. After four book editions in Dutch, hereís the first one in English. Trivia wisdom overdoses are no longer the privilege of both music professional (performing & reviewing) and amateur (collectors & non collectors) in Belgium and Holland. Check their old copies' dog ears and find out.
Itís the sheer size that matters, the open borders and pure browsing pleasure. Next time your kids take ersatz for genuine, here's what you hold up against them.
Sure, there's the website (www.originals.be) to rely on, handy for both index and updates, but this 2010 book edition comes first, marking the new standard, incorporating every useful information still standing from former editions. The author therefore said it before and says it again: old editions belong in the bin from now on. No kidding.
Purposefully there are no illustrations. Pure content. 11.750 titles and counting. Madness? The late great Koko Taylor puts it this way: "It's a dirty job, but somebodyís gotta do it."