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25 Jaar Na Waldolala: 20th anniversary

Dernière mise à jour : 11 déc. 2023

Twenty years ago precisely, on October 13th, 2003, Universal Music Netherlands released a special compilation, "25 Jaar Na Waldolala", to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Luv's breakthrough. Let's commemorate the 20th anniversary of this unique release, which is a must-have for any fan.


The Luv' trio was at a complete standstill in the early 2000 after a successful comeback between 1993 and 1996.

December 25th, 1996: Terug naar Luv' (TV Special about the 20th anniversary of the group) on AT5

Patty Brard was the former Luv' singer who was the most in the spotlight thanks to her activities on television.

Patty Brard

On March 6th, 2003, Yorin channel started to broadcast "Patty's Posse", a reality show featuring the diva with her daughter Priscilla and her then-husband René Muthert. Patty's program, whose episodes averaged 800.000 viewers, won the ratings war against Patricia Paay's reality show "The Adams Family" on SBS6, which attracted 500.000 viewers.

Patty Brard, René Muthert & Priscilla Nasi on "Patty's Posse" (2003)

Dagblad van het Noorden, March 6th, 2003: Patty's Posse debut on Yorin

Dagblad van het Noorden, March 12th, 2003: Patty's Posse wins the ratings war against the other reality shows (including The Adams Family)

Meanwhile, José Hoebee retired from the show business and owned a video rental shop (The Movie Store) for a year and a half in her native village, Best, near Eindhoven, that she sold in the summer of 2003.

Article about José Hoebee after she sold her video rental shop in 2003

As for Marga Scheide, her world was tumbling down when her partner, record producer Jacques Zwart, died of a heart attack in Ibiza on April 1st, 2003. It took her months to get over this sudden loss. She continued the digital music store "", launched with Zwart in 2001.

Marga Scheide

After Luv's Gold success in 1993, budget-priced compilations (including "The Universal Masters Collection" or "Hollands Glorie") were released. The public was longing for something more impressive. In 2003, René Moonen (founder of Luv's first official fan club) and Will Hoebee (José's husband) came up with a wonderful idea: to conceive a double CD with digitally remastered hits and bonus tracks to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Luv's breakthrough single "U.O.Me (Welcome to Waldolala)". That's how Universal Music (in association with CNR and Hans van Hemert Productions) put out "25 Jaar Na Waldolala" in the autumn of 2003. This anthology was inspired by three Dutch "greatest hits" albums by other major pop acts from the 1970s: ABBA's 25 Jaar na Waterloo, Pussycat's 25 Jaar na Mississippi and Boney M.'s 25 Jaar Na Daddy Cool. It consisted of eleven tracks from the Philips/Phonogram back catalogue (1977-1979) as well as twenty songs from the CNR/Carrere catalogue (1979-1981). The following bonus tracks were added:

  • Spanish versions of four hit singles: Eres mi mejor amante (You're the Greatest Lover), Casanova, Si, que si (Ooh, Yes I Do) and Ann-Maria.

  • Recordings by José Hoebee: I Will Follow Him, Secret Love, and So Long Marianne (in duet with TV personality Ron Brandsteder). A previously unissued duet on CD with Hans Vermeulen was also included: I Love You (a medley of Nights in White Satin and I (Who Have Nothing).

  • Two songs by Marga Scheide: One, two, three...bananas performed by the short-lived girl group Marga & Deuce and Love Symphony (a medley of The Supremes hits).

Patty Brard was not involved in this project as she was then in conflict with the producers and the other Luv' members. A DVD was supposed to come out simultaneously with the compilation. However, Miss Brard vetoed this video collection because of her right of publicity.

The release party of "25 Jaar Na Waldolala" in Breda, the Netherlands, on October 13th, 2003, was marked by the presence of Luv's "father" Hans van Hemert, Will Hoebee and two ex-Luv' ladies (José Hoebee and Ria Thielsch).

Photo courtesy of Jos Theuns:

René Moonen, José Hoebee, Hans van Hemert and Ria Thielsch at the release party of "25 Jaar Na Waldolala"

Scans of the CD booklet with a text written by Skip Voogd (click on the pictures to enlarge them):


Disc one:

  1. "My Man (Luv' song)" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:05

  2. "Dream, Dream" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:30

  3. "U.O.Me (Theme from Waldolala)" (Janschen & Janschens) – 2:55

  4. "You're the Greatest Lover" (Janschen & Janschens) – 2:50

  5. "Life Is On My Side" (Janschen & Janschens) – 2:38

  6. "Trojan Horse" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:24

  7. "Shoes Off (Boots On)" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:07

  8. "Casanova" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:48

  9. "Marcellino" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:14

  10. "Eeny Meeny Miny Moe" (Janschen & Janschens) – 2:46

  11. "I Like Sugar Candy Kisses" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:34

  12. "Ooh, Yes I Do" (Hans van Hemert) – 2:57

  13. "Wine, Women And Song" (Hans van Hemert) – 3:45

  14. "Getaway" (Piet Souer) – 3:03

  15. "Boys Goodnight" (Piet Souer) – 2:40

  16. "Ann-Maria" (Piet Souer) – 4:40

  17. "Rhythm 'n' Shoes" (Hans van Hemert) – 3:07

  18. "Cloud Nr. 9" (Hans van Hemert) – 3:25

  19. "Stop Me" (Piet Souer) – 3:09

  20. "My Guy" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:49

  21. "Daddy, What A Life" (Piet Souer) – 3:08


Tracks 1 to 6 taken from the "With Luv'" album (Philips/Phonogram, 1978)

Tracks 7 to 11 taken from the "Lots Of Luv'" album (Philips/Phonogram, 1979)

Tracks 12 to 21 taken from the "True Luv'" album (CNR/Carrere, 1979)

Disc two:

  1. "One More Little Kissie" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:50

  2. "Be My Lover Tonight" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:27

  3. "Some Call It Happiness" (Janschen & Janschens)- 3:09

  4. "The Show Must Go On" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:21

  5. "Mother Of The Hearts" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:04

  6. "My Number One" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:11

  7. "Billy The Kid" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:16

  8. "Never Wanted to Be..." (Janschen & Janschens) – 4:34

  9. "Song Of Love And Understanding" (Janschen & Janschens) – 3:59

  10. "Tingalingaling" (Janschen & Janschens) – 2:30

  11. "Eres Mi Mejor Amante (Spanish version of You're the Greatest Lover)" (Alfred Garrido, Janschen & Janschens) – 2:50

  12. "Casanova (Spanish Version)" (Alfred Garrido, Janschen & Janschens) – 3:49

  13. "Si, Que Si (Spanish version of "Ooh, Yes I Do)" (Alfred Garrido, Hans van Hemert) – 3:05

  14. "Ann-Maria (Spanish version)" (Alfred Garrido, Piet Souer) – 4:04

  15. "I Will Follow Him" (Stole, Del Roma, Plante, Gimbel, Altman) performed by José – 2:56

  16. "Secret Love" (Fain, Webster) performed by José – 3:04

  17. "So Long, Marianne" (Leonard Cohen) performed by José and Ron Brandsteder – 4:18

  18. "I Love You" performed by José and Hans Vermeulen – 4:11 Nights in White Satin (J.Hayward, C.Donida, Labati, Mogol) / I (Who Have Nothing) (L.C Donida, M.Stoller, J.Leiber)

  19. "One, Two, Three...Bananas" (Piet Souer) performed by Marga & Deuce– 3:39

  20. "Love Symphony" (Supremes medley) performed by Marga– 3:35 Love Child (Sawjer, Taylor, Wilson, Richards) / Interlude (E. Mergency) / My World Is Empty Without You (Holland, Dosier, Holland) / Interlude (E.Mergency) / I Hear a Symphony (Holland, Dosier, Holland)/Interlude (E.Mergency) / Baby Love (Holland, Dosier, Holland)


Tracks 1 to 10 taken from the "Forever Yours" album (CNR/Carrere, 1980)

Track 18 previously unreleased

Album credits:


José Hoebee – vocals

Marga Scheide – vocals

Patty Brard – vocals

Ria Thielsch – vocals

Additional personnel:

Ernö Olah & Metropole Orkest – strings


Hans van Hemert (Disc one: tracks 1 to 21 and Disc two: tracks 1 to 14)

Pim Koopman (Disc two: tracks 15 and 16)

Will Hoebee (Disc two: track 17)

Hans Vermeulen and Piet Souer (Disc two: track 18)

Piet Souer (Disc two: 19)

Jacques Zwart (Disc two: track 20)


Piet Souer (Disc one: tracks 1 to 21 and Disc two: tracks 1 to 14)

Pim Koopman (Disc two: tracks 15 to 16)

Harry van Hoof (Disc two: track 17)

Harry van Hoof and Hans Vermeulen (Disc two: track 18)

Hans Hollestelle (Disc two: track 19)

Mastering: Pieter Boer

Compilation assistants: Will Hoebee and René Moonen

Copies of "25 Jaar Na Waldolala" can be bought via this link:

Review about "25 Jaar Na Waldolala"

Marga Scheide's reaction to the release of "25 Jaar Na Waldolala" posted on the now-defunct Luv' group on

José Hoebee's reaction to the release of "25 Jaar Na Waldolala" posted on

Source: Wikipedia,, Luv' blog archives, Krant van Toen...

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