January 13, 2008
Sunday Music: "Ma Belle Amie" by Tee Set
Just a lovely song, and now largely forgotten.
This song reached Number Five on the American charts in 1969. There were four current songs better than this? I do not think so.
Tee Set was a pop rock band formed in 1966 in Delft, Holland. The group cut a single in 1969 entitled "Ma Belle Amie", which was a hit in their native country, selling over 100,000 copies. The group released an album in the U.S. on Quality Records in 1970 entitled Ma Belle Amie, which hit #158 on the Billboard 200 chart as the single took off in America, eventually reaching #5. A follow-up single, "If You Do Believe in Love", hit #81. The group disbanded in 1971.
* Peter Tetteroo (vocals) (born 8 July 1947, in Delft, Holland died 9 September 2002)
* Dill Dennink (guitar, flute, banjo)
* Joop Bloom (drums)
* Franklin Madjid (bass guitar)
* Hans Van Eijck (keyboards)