Thanks for the understanding most of you have had for the loss of my partner. The situation was unexpected and has not been easy, but I am better. I have been very busy since, with the aftermath and work, so I really haven't had the time or desire to post here. But I do check occasionally and will try to update requested links when I get a chance. No idea when or if I'll get to new posts, but you never know. He did support this blog, so maybe I'll get back to it. Thanks for your patience.

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

B.B. Queen - In The Mood (For Something Good) (1991) & Rhythm Religion (1993) DOUBLE POST!!

As promised, Isle postee Goddess aka Elvira Valentine's partner in crime in Say When!, B.B. Queen aka Ingrid Simons aka Inge Severijnse. Ingrid was born in Suriname and eventually moved to the Netherlands, where she pursued a career in music.  In 1986, while singing backing vocals for Dutch singer Rob de Nijs, she met Bernadette Kraakman, who had had an unsuccessful solo career after competing in Eurovision, and they formed Double Trouble.  Double Trouble proved equally as unsuccessful, and Ingrid then formed another pop duo with Elvira Valentine, Say When!, in 1987.  Say When! released four moderately successful singles - "Boys" (you can find it on my sister blog Lost Pop Treasures), "Qualify", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "Save Me", which would end up being used for the verses of Corona's eurohouse smash "The Rhythm Of The Night".  When they broke up, Ingrid joined Jody's Singers, a group of backing vocalists, before embarking on her solo career in 1990.  Taking the name B.B. Queen (an obvious homage to blues legend B.B. King),  she released the singles "Blueshouse" and "Soultrain" on EMI, which were both Dutch Top 40 hits.  The singles were part pop-house and part pop-soul, with bluesy vocals, and their success led to an album release in 1991 that was distributed worldwide by Capitol Records. Two more singles were released, the album's title track and "(I Wanna Be) Next To You", and though they also hit the charts, they did not have near the same success, and she was dropped by EMI/Capitol.  The following year she appeared as Stylie Moore on a single by Marconic, "If Life Could Be A Dream". Then Polydor snatched her up and she released her second album as B.B. Queen in 1993, though it was only released in the Netherlands and was a much more soulful affair.  She  released the singles "Bring Love Into Your Life" and "I'm Gonna Live On My Own", but they didn't chart and Polydor dropped her. However, she also performed vocals that year on eurohouse act T-Spoon's "No Time 2 Waste", and managed to hit the charts again, reaching the Dutch top ten with it and again in 1994 with T-Spoon's "Take Me 2 The Limit".  In 1995 she released her last solo single, "Get Ready", to little fanfare.  After that she went back to mostly background singing under her real name, though she did feature again as B.B. Queen on The Force's remake of Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time" in 1999, and on "Changes" by Phonical Mass! in 2000. Also in 2000, she formed female trio Ebonique, who released a few singles and had some success in her homeland as well.  And her daughter Eva Simons has taken the reigns from her mother and is a singing success as well, having appeared on TV in the Dutch version of Popstars in 2004, where she became part of  successful girl group Raffish.  Eva then went on as a featured vocalist with huge acts like LMFAO and Will.i.am, with whom she hit the number one spot on the UK Pop charts with "This Is Love" in 2012.  That same year she hit the #1 spot on the US Dance chart with her solo single, "I Don't Like You".  And in 2010, Eva and her mother joined forces to write a song that Eva also did vocals on, "Take Over Control" by Afrojack, which brought both Eva and Ingrid to the highest they have been so far on the Billboard Hot 100, just missing out on the Top 40 at #41.

Download In The Mood (For Something Good)

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In The Mood (For Something Good)
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Now Love Me
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Blueshouse
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Try To Find Me Back
5
No Time To Hesitate
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(We Gonna) Rock This House
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Love You Nights
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(I Wanna Be) Next To You
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Soultrain
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Hey B.B. Be Careful Out There In The Jungle
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Blueshouse Ballad

Download Rhythm Religion

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Bring Love Into Your Life
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Somewhere In The World
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Spare Me The Time
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I'm Gonna Live On My Own
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Satisfy
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Groove On (Saturday Night Part Two)
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If This Is Love
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Saturday Night
9
Better
10
Liberty
11
This Is The Place
12
Where On Earth

7 comments:

  1. Hi Nasty G:

    Congrats with your tasty blog. Could you reup these 2 albums Please!!
    TYVM in advance

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  2. Here is another link for a BB Queen album:

    BB Queen - I Can Play Da Blues (2009) [320]
    http://www71.zippyshare.com/v/17766612/file.html

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    1. And thanks so much for this - I've never heard of it!

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    2. Actually, just realized it's not the same BB Queen. :( It's an American blues singer. ;)

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  3. Please, reupload all links

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