The Tumbleweeds

The Tumbleweeds

Very famous Dutch Country Music Group in the 70's. They received gold & platinum for their Nr 1 Hit ''Somewhere Between''.
The Tumbleweeds were founded in 1967 by Kaatsheuvel brothers Ad and Ton Masseurs , supplemented with Dick van Krimpen, James Bordes and Manneke Jim Jaspers (replaced by Laura Bordes). Later joined their brother Berry Masseurs and their sister In Masseurs joined the band.

In 1973 the band was the first European country band behind the Iron Curtain when they played a two-week tour of Romania.

In 1975, bassist John Koogje succeeded by Mickey De Boer and they recorded the following album with this line-up:
Ine Masseurs: vocals
Ruud Hermans: vocals
Ad Masseurs: drums
Mickey De Boer: bass
Berry Masseurs: rhythm guitar
Ton Masseurs: pedal steel guitar solo and
Ton Masseurs took over the production itself.

In 1974 and 1975 the group toured twice by the United States . They even performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Carnegie Hall of country music. The band is also on the nomination list of Country Music Awards (for best group, best singer and best instrumentalists). The tour was warmly welcomed but a major breakthrough fails to materialize.

In 1977 drummer Ad Masseurs had a serious car accident en route to a gig in Germany . Afterwards, Ruud Hermans to leave the band with his own band a more pop-oriented country rock band. After slowly went downhill with the popularity of the band.

In 1980 singer Ine Masseurs decided to focus on her family life and she left the band.

After some attempts at a top 10 hit was the group in 1982 lifted.

Other band members

The Tumbleweeds had quite a few changes.
Dick van Krimpen - dobro, steel guitar
Manneke Jaspers - guitar, vocals
James Bordes - guitar, vocals
Laura Bordes - vocals, guitar
Ad de Peffer - guitar, vocals
Arie de Voght - guitar
Diana Dalm - vocals
Ed Jongerden - guitar, vocals
Frank Dieters - drums
Gijs Lemmen - bass
Henk van den Heuvel - guitar, vocals
John Koogje - bass


The Tumbleweeds Discography Tracks


SM 001 The Tumbleweeds Favorites(LP, Album) Simex SM 001 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
Tumbleweeds* Tumbleweeds (Album) BASF Belgium 1974 Sell This Version
Tumbleweeds* Sweet Memories (Album) BASF Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
Tumbleweeds* New Trail (Album) Polydor Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
3167 024 Tumbleweeds* New Trail(Cass, Album) Polydor 3167 024 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
The Tumbleweeds Homework (Album) Polydor Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Tumbleweeds* It Might As Well Have Rained (Single) BASF Belgium 1975 Sell This Version
Tumbleweeds* Somewhere Between (Single) BASF Germany 1975 Sell This Version
BFS 14 The Tumbleweeds Lead Me On / I Believe In Music(7", Single) BASF BFS 14 South Africa 1975 Sell This Version
05-15515-8 Tumbleweeds* Everybody Has His Own Dogs(7", Single) BASF 05-15515-8 Netherlands 1975 Sell This Version
Tumbleweeds* Sweet Memories BASF Belgium 1976 Sell This Version
2050 503 Tumbleweeds* Sing Me Another Love Song(7", Single) Polydor 2050 503 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
2050 580 The Tumbleweeds Don't Cry Blue / Homework(7", Single) Polydor 2050 580 Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
3317, KS 3317 KF The Tumbleweeds Broken Lady / Jenty Polka(7", Single) Killroy, Killroy 3317, KS 3317 KF Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version


The Tumbleweeds Country And Western Music (Comp) Electrecord Romania 1975 Sell This Version
The Tumbleweeds The Best Of The Tumbleweeds (Comp) Polydor Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
547 901-2 Tumbleweeds* Somewhere Between(CD, Comp) Rotation 547 901-2 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version


DSCD 92006 The Tumbleweeds Tumble Weeds(CD) Disco Sounds DSCD 92006 Netherlands 1992 Sell This Version

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