About Me

DUTCH / GERMAN

“I MET GOD AT THE CROSSROADS”
Born in Roosendaal (Rosedale / valley of roses) . i met Elmore James van Doodewaard in Roosendaal and through him and his father Toon who always drank four roses of Mc Anthony’s Blues Gang,  Dutch Delta Blues  i met Junior Wells in Dongen on 5-9-1995. Junior Wells told that he once smoked a joint but then fell off the stairs and never again is what he thought! He signed a great white t-shirt of my lately deceased grandfather  with a big 9-5 Junior Wells which later was destroyed in a fire.  Then i met Kaz Lux, the singer of of Brainbox (with Jan Akkerman, Rudy de Quelhoe, John  Schuursma) in Oosterhout in 1996, then i met Peter Green in Haarlem in 2001 and Michael de Jong (ex Jimmy Reed Bandmember “It’s not about the songs but the life that’s behind it.”) in 2002 and then on on January 8th 2004 i met Harry ‘Cuby’ Muskee in Theatre De Amer Amen………In Memphis Ralph was invited for the 100th anniversary of blues legend Robert Johnson by Tanya Scott from Jackson, but he could not go March 18th 2011 ‘cause Ralph had obligations with The Crazy Hearts for a concert at the Rhythm & Blues Night Oosterpoort Groningen. Now as his own manager he would go.

Harry ‘Cuby’ Muskee, singer & writer of Cuby +Blizzards, wrote: “I was standing in the bar of café “De Amer” drinking a beer and I heard there was a supporting act. Now generally I don’t pay much attention to supporting acts, but this time I heard a sound that made me think of an old blues singer that I had heard in the Delta. I expected to see somebody from the Mississippi Delta, but to my amazement I saw a tall blond guy playing the slide-guitar and harmonica with incredible originality.This was my first encounter with Ralph de Jongh…Many more would follow. In the meantime, we have spent many hours talking to each other and to my astonishment it turned out we both know something about Laozi, a well-known Chinese philosopher. Ralph de Jongh plays with conviction and with a drive that you do not see very much these days. He has a relentless empathy for the blues and he is a young man who dares to choose not to take the ‘easy way out’: Glitter, quick success…., but instead chooses a piece of culture in the form of the music of Robert Johnson, Son House, Elmore James and Muddy Waters. By now insiders have come to know Ralph and I hope that the media too will provide him with a podium, for if you have just a small knowledge of music you will know this is too good a chance to miss. You’ll be hearing from Ralph. With respect and pleasure,

Rolde,

Harry ‘Cuby’ Muskee.”                                                       

Harry Muskee: “Believe me. I have seen Ralph perform many times and I can assure you: this is value for money. After watching Ralph tour with C+B for a year, I am convinced that a rare talent as well as a good friend is at work here.”
Charlie Burchill, the guitar player of the band The Simple Minds , wrote: “RALPH is a true spirit who plays directly from the heart. He has an unrestrained empathy for the Blues.”

Ralph: A 40+ albums musician. Some of those have earned him five star reviews. His music comes straight from the heart. Mostly improvised.                                                       

Order/download Ralph’s paintings, vinyl , cd’s, and dvd’s at: ralphdejongh.com/shop/     and find more paintings at:  https://www.facebook.com/bluestransfusions/

DISCOGRAPHY

2021          Let the Snowflakes fall

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2021          Rattle like a Rattlesnake

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2021          Trio Special 2

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2021          Special Trio 1

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2021          Purple Harry

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2021          Home

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2021          My Friend

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2021          Daddy’s Blues

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2021          Every time I Fall

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2021          When the wind Blows

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2021          In the morning I\ll Fly Away

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2021          Your Man

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2021          In this Miracle

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2021          In your neighbors eyes

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2021          Is All we Need

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2021          Sing that Old Blues in the Rain

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2021          To another Clowns Paradise

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2021          The Knight is One

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2021          I Love real Life

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2021          I was just trying to find a way to be Myself

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2021          Be who you Are

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2021          Flower Of Live

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2021          No Words

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2021          New School

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2021          Let it be Good for All (Rock Version)

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2021          Fast Man

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2020          On the Blue Line

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2020          Let it be good for All

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2020          Rainbow Child

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2020          Solo Germany

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2020          Solo

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2020          XL

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2020          A Brand New Man

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2020          Wild Boy

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2020          I live my Life Without Make Up

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2020          #Misic #You Better #Music

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2020          LIVE @ THE THEATRE Volume 2

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2019          Roadtrippin’ 4ology

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2019          LIVE @ THE THEATRE Volume 1

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2019          QUANTUM

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2018          BLUEZY

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2017          BREATH OF LIVE

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2017          SLOW TURTLE SUNDANCE

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2017          LIVE

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2017          DANCING ON A VOLCANO

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2016          LONESOME MAN, OCEAN OF LOVE

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2016          LIVE AT THE NOOT

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2015          SUN COMING UP

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2015          BLUES TRANSFUSIONS (DVD)

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2015          BLUESMOOSE (DVD)

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2014          Ill

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2014          LIVE AT THE AMER (DVD)

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2011          MORE THAN WORDS

PIAS

2009          LOVE IS NOT A FRIEND

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2007          LIVE ST IZAIRE BLUES FESTIVAL

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2007          EMOTION (CD/DVD)

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2006          TUNNEL

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2006          JUST RALPH

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2006          BEN’S CHOICE

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2005          MY FRIEND

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2005          BRAINMOOD

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2004          LIVE AT WINSUM

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2004          DADDY’S BLUES

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2004          GOING TO THE MIDLANDS

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2004          FREE MUSIC

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2004          LIVE AT CROSSROADS

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2003          HOME RECORDINGS

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2003          BLUES

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2002          LIVE AT PATRONAAT

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2002          FOLKS

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2002          SILENCE THE SEEKING

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2001          SEEKING THE SILENCE

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1999          FATHER SON

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1997          WATER

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1996          BURST OUT EXPLOSIONS

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1995          ARE YOU READY

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“I ain’t got no control. And we’re all living short. Life happens too fast. The tail we grew earlier disappears. All the stories told and nothing learned. Guess we keep on fighting and burning. Not blessing our souls.
Everyday I loose the way. I give up fighting who I am. But the bitter truth is that sometimes I try to hide who I am. I try to be a better, and not a bitter man.
Every day I loose the way, so hey, I’m gonna change. This is the way i was born, this is the way I belong. I write my songs as a blind man. like a transistor radio. I just give it up to the cosmic way. I feel like a small piece of dirt. i feel in myself the whole universe. i give up my whole, my Soul, my everything. And let it all dissolve right here right now. Always stays the same, always stays the same, always stays the same.”

Live in the Studio!

The Whole World Inside