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The beauty of Bojoura

The beauty of Bojoura
Dutch female singer discovered by The Golden Earring round 1968. Thijs van Leer arranged and conducted the music. Musicians include Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman, Hans Cleuver and Martijn Dresden.

Year:  1970
Media:  Vinyl LP
Label: CBS
Release no: S 64199
Manufactured: Holland


Musicians: Bojoura
Thijs van Leer
Jan Akkerman
Martijn Dresden
Hans Cleuver
Producer: Ruud Jacobs
Engineer: Luc Ludolph
Studio: n/a


The beauty of Bojoura
Dutch female singer, married to first Focus drummer Hans Cleuver, and discovered by The Golden Earring round 1968. Thijs van Leer arranged and conducted the music. Musicians include Thijs van Leer, Jan Akkerman, Hans Cleuver and Martijn Dresden.

Some of the songs are composed by Thijs, one with Jan Akkerman as co-composer.

Original liner notes by Thijs van Leer:
Asked to think up the title for this new Bojoura album, I couldn't but suggest to entitle it "The Beauty of Bojoura", impressed as I am by her inward as well as her outward beauty. In addition to a talent for singing she also possesses a fine feeling for languages. This not only manifests itself in her fluency when speaking such languages as French, German, English, Bulgarian or Dutch, but also in the remarkable richness of metaphor in the lyrics she writes. This figurative language has been a great inspiration to me when setting a handful of her poems to music. On the other hand, Bo and I have equally enjoyed doing our versions of songs from the repertoire of such groups and singers as Peter, Paul & Mary, the Doors, the Rolling Stones, Tim Hardin and Tom Paxton.


Tracks: Black sheep child (Tim Hardin)
Last thing on my mind (T. Paxton)
The wizard and the girl (T. van Leer - B. Cleuver)
Flora (Stookey - Travers - Mezzetti)
The swallow and the calf (Traditional - T. van Leer - B. Cleuver)
Comes a time (T. van Leer - B. Cleuver)
Time goes by (E. Nobel - T. van Leer - B. Cleuver)
The days of love (T. van Leer - B. Cleuver)
Wintertime love (The Doors)
Back street girl (M. Jagger - K. Richards)
Why do they go back home (T. van Leer - B. Cleuver - J.Akkerman)


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