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read an article on a post Bob Stanley on Guardian

"In the summer, the scene would move en masse to Ostend, Belgium's equivalent to Blackpool. DJ Freddy Cousaert played at the Groove, a late night downstairs bar frequented by US marines, tourists and prostitutes – it was Cousaert who later looked after Marvin Gaye during his 80s sejourn in Ostend. The music he played at the Groove included ska, Latin jazz and even Broadway songs such as Stranger in Paradise, or Whatever Lola Wants from Damn Yankees...."

2015-01-29

JOHNNY LYTLE CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ

SOLID STATE RECORDS 1969                  SS 18056 


credits:

Bass – Paul West
Drums – Billy Nunn
Organ – Josell Carter
Producer – Sonny Lester
Vibraphone – Johnny Lytle
Vocals – Marcel Lytle

tracks list:


A1 Tenderly 3:03
A2 Just A Little Bit Of Holiness 2:44
A3 Gwink 3:40
A4 Embraceable You 3:55
B1 At Last 2:47
B2 Close Enough For Jazz 4:40
B3 Agapee / Polemos 6:28
B4 Baby, You Make Me Feel So Good 4:55





JACKIE IVORY SOUL DISCOVERY

ATCO RECORDS 1965                                SD 33 178


Jackie Ivory released his first album, Soul Discovery, 
in 1965. Ivory spent the 1960s and 70s as a sideman 
for artists such as Walker and Willis “Gator” Jackson. 

credits:

 Drums – Bill Nicks
Organ – Jackie Ivory
Tenor Saxophone – Paul Renfro

Recorded in Chicago at Univerdal Recording Corporation
Engineer Murray R. Allen


tracks list:

A1 High Heel Sneakers    
A2 Freddy The Freeloader    
A3 So What    
A4 I Left My Heart In San Francisco    
A5 The Monkey Woman    
B1 Lonely Avenue    
B2 Do It To Death    
B3 Sister Sadie    
B4 Thank Heaven



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2015-01-28

RAY BRYANT TRIO LITTLE SUSIE

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1960                             CS 8244 


credits:

Bass – Tommy Bryant
    Drums – Eddie Locke, Gus Johnson
    Piano – Ray Bryant

tracks list:

A1 Little Susie    
A2 By Myself    
A3 Blues For Norine    
A4 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed    
A5 Big Buddy    
B1 Willow Weep For Me    
B2 Greensleeves    
B3 So In Love    
B4 If I Can Just Make It    
B5 Misty




JOHNNY LYTLE THE VILLAGE CALLER!

RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1964                         RLP-9480 


also issued on Riverside RS 9480; 
Original Jazz Classics OJC 110, OJCCD 110-2.


credits:

Johnny Lytle - vibraphone
    Milton Harris - organ
    Bob Cranshaw - bass
    William "Peppy" Hinnant - drums
    Willie Rodriguez - percussion
     recorded:  
   
New York City: September 18, 1963


tracks list:

 A1 The Village Caller
Written-By – Lytle*
A2 On Green Dolphin Street
Written-By – Kaper*, Washington*
A3 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Written-By – Kern*, Hammerstein II*
A4 Pedro Stodder
Written-By – Lytle*
B1 Kevin Devin
Written-By – Lytle*
B2 You Don't Know What Love Is
Written-By – Raye*, DePaul*
B3 Unhappy Happy Soul
Written-By – Lytle*
B4 Solitude
Written-By – Ellington*, DeLange*, Mills*




2015-01-27

MONK HIGGINS EXTRA SOUL PERCEPTION

SOLID STATE RECORDS 1968                    SS-18046

credits:

Bass – Bob West, Ron Brown
    Congas – Jerry Williams
    Drums – John Guerin
    Flute – Jim Horn
    French Horn – David A. Duke*
    Guitar – Al Vescovo*, Arthur Adams, Freddy Robinson*
    Piano, Percussion – Miles Grayson
    Producer, Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone, Organ – Monk Higgins
    Producer, Percussion, Organ – Dee Ervin
    Strings [Under The Able Direction Of] – Sidney Sharp
    Trumpet – Thomas Scott
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – William Peterson
    Vibraphone, Percussion – Alan Estes


tracks list:

A1 Extra Soul Perception
Written-By – M. Higgins*
A2 The Look Of Slim
Written-By – M. Higgins*
A3 A Good Thing
Written-By – D. Ervin*
A4 Watermelon Man
Written-By – H. Hancock*
A5 Straight Ahead
Written-By – V. Pea*
A6 Canadian Sunset
Written-By – E. Heywood*, N. Gimbel*
B1 Collision In Black
Written-By – M. Higgins*
B2 Just Around The Corner
Written-By – V. Pea*
B3 Little Green Apples
Written-By – B. Russell*
B4 Poker Chips
Written-By – V. Pea*
B5 Sittin' Duck
Written-By – M. Higgins*
B6 Doing It To Deff
Written-By – M. Higgins*







BILLY STEWART TEACHES OLD STANDARDS NEW TRICKS

      CHESS RECORDS 1966                             LPS1513        




credits:

  Arranged By – Phil Wright
    Artwork By [Cover Design] – Bill Sharp, Howard Blume
    Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Ron Bradford
    Photography – Don S. Bronstein

    Producer – Billy Davis (2)
  Engineer – Doug Brand, Ron Malo

Recorded: December, 1966, at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago.


tracks list:

A1 Temptation
    Written-By – Freed*, Brown*
A2 Exodus
    Written-By – Gold*        
A3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    Written-By – Howard*        
A4 Let's Fall In Love
    Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler*        
A5 Somewhere
    Written-By – Bernstein*, Sondheim*        
A6 Ol' Man River
    Written-By – Kern*, Hammerstein*        
B1 Every Day I Have The Blues
    Written-By – Chatman*        
B2 Who Can I Turn To?
    Written-By – Newley*, Bricusee*        
B3 Moonlight In Vermont
    Written-By – Blackburn*, Suessdorf*        
B4 Secret Love
    Written-By – Webster*, Fain*    
B5 When I Fall In Love
    Written-By – Heyman*, Young*        
B6         It's All Right With Me




2015-01-26

THE TEMPTATIONS SING SMOKEY

GORDY RECORDS 1965                                G 912

credits:

 David Ruffin: vocals (all tracks except "Baby, Baby I Need You")
    Eddie Kendricks: vocals
    Paul Williams: vocals
    Melvin Franklin: vocals
    Otis Williams: vocals
    Elbridge "Al" Bryant: vocals ("Baby, Baby I Need You")
    The Andantes: background vocals ("It's Growing")
    Smokey Robinson: producer, Album executive producer

    Other [Liner Notes] – Berry Gordy, Jr.
    Producer – Bill "Smokey" Robinson*
    Written-By – Robinson*


Released March 22, 1965
Recorded 1964-1965


tracks list:


A1 The Way You Do The Things You Do
    Written By – Robinson-Rogers Written-By – Rogers* 2:35
A2 Baby, Baby I Need You 2:33
A3 My Girl
    Written By – Robinson-White Written-By – White* 2:53
A4 What Love Has Joined Together
    Written By – Robinson-Rogers Written-By – Rogers* 2:55
A5 You'll Lose A Precious Love 2:25
A6 It's Growing
    Written By – Robinson-Moore Written-By – Moore* 2:37
B1 Who's Lovin' You 2:55
B2 What's So Good About Goodbye 2:36
B3 You Beat Me To The Punch 2:43
B4 Way Over There 3:00
B5 You've Really Got A Hold On Me 2:58
B6 (You Can) Depend On Me
    Written By – Robinson-Gordy Written-By – Gordy* 2:31


THE CAPITOLS DANCE THE COOL JERK

ATCO RECORDS 1966                                        33-190 
(Karen records series)

credits:

Performer :
Don Norman, Richard Mitchell, Sam George
Producer – Ollie McLaughlin
Engineer – Bob D'Orleans

tracks list:
 
A1 Cool Jerk
Written-By – Donald Storball
A2 My Girl
Written-By – Ronald White, Smokey Robinson
A3 I Got My Mojo Working
Written-By – McKinley Morganfield
A4 Please Please Please
Written-By – James Brown, Johnny Terry
A5 In The Midnight Hour
Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
A6 Good Lovin'
Written-By – Arthur Resnick, Rudy Clark
B1 Love Makes The World Go Round
Written-By – Deon Jackson
B2 Zig Zaggin'
Written-By – Donald Storball
B3 Dog & Cat
Written-By – Donald Storball
B4 Hello Stranger
Written-By – Barbara Lewis
B5 Tired Of Running From You
Written-By – Donald Storball
B6 The Kick
Written-By – Donald Storball




THE ICE MAN'S BAND INTRODUCING

      MERCURY RECORDS 1972                     SRM-1-648     


credits:

 Art Direction – Des Strobel
Backing Vocals – Brenda Lee Eager, Peaches
Congas, Bongos – Master Henry Gibson
Guitar Robert Bowles
Keyboards Reginald Burke
Bass Wayne Douglas
Drums, Percussions Ira Gates

  
Producer, Arranged By, Bass – Wayne Douglas
Producer, Arranged By, Drums, Percussion – Ira Gates
Producer, Arranged By, Guitar – Robert Bowles
Producer, Arranged By, Keyboards – Reginald Burke*

Presenter, Liner Notes – Jerry Butler

Recorded:
Universal Recording Studio - Memphis, Tenn.
P.S. Recording Studio, Chicago, Ill.

Engineer [P. S. Recording Studio] – Paul Serano
Engineer  – Fred Breitberg Engineer [Universal],
Engineer [Re-Mix Engineer, Ardent] – Steve Stepanian


tracks list:

A1 I Wanna Be Where You Are
Written-By – A. Ross*, L. Ware*
A2 Come Together
Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*
A3 Ain't Understanding Mellow
Written-By – H. Polk*, H. Talbert*
A4 It's Down To That
Written-By – R. Bowles*, I. Gates*, R. Burke*, W. Douglas*
A5 Never Give You Up
Written-By – K. Gamble-L. Huff*, J. Butler*
B1 Mr. Dream Merchant
Written-By – J. Ross*, L. Weiss*
B2 People Make The World Go Round 
(That's What Makes The World Go Round)
Written-By – L. Creed*, T. Bell*
B3 Only The Strong Survive
Written-By – K. Gamble-L. Huff*, J. Butler*
B4 People Got To Be Free
Written-By – E. Brigati, Jr.*, F. Cavaliere*
B5 To Be Continued
Written-By – R. Bowles*, I. Gates*, R. Burke*, W. Douglas*