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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...."

2016-05-03

MERL SAUNDERS TRIO AND BIG BAND SOUL GROOVING

GALAXY RECORDS 1968                              LP  8209

credits:

Merl Saunders - organ
Eddie Moore - drums
Jimmy Daniels
Members of the Ray Shanklin Big Band play on Soul Roach, 
Lonesome Fever, I Pity The Fool, My Train, 
Tighten Up and Soul Grooving. 
The musicians involved include;
Ray Shanklin - alto saxophone
Johnny Bishop - guitar
Bill Elliot - drums



tracks list:


A1 Soul Roach 2:20
A2 Lonesome Fever 3:55
A3 I Pity The Fool 3:12
A4 Up, Up And Away 2:28
A5 Ode To Billy Joe 3:25
B1 My Train 2:37
B2 Angel Eyes 4:42
B3 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby 4:41
B4 Tighten Up 2:26
B5 Soul Grooving 2:31






2016-04-29

"BIG" JOHN PATTON BLUE JOHN

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1963                        BST 84143 

Blue John is an album by American organist John Patton
recorded in 1963 but not released
on the Blue Note label until 1986

credits:

John Patton - organ
    Tommy Turrentine - trumpet (track 5)
    George Braith - soprano saxophone, stritch
    Grant Green - guitar
    Ben Dixon - drums

Recorded: July 11 & August 2, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
engineer:   Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 Hot Sauce
Written-By – Unknown Artist
A2 Bermuda Clay House
Written-By – Unknown Artist
A3 Dem Dirty Dues
Written-By – Grant Green
B1 Country Girl
Written-By – John Patton
B2 Nicety
Written-By – Ben Dixon
B3 Blue John
Written-By – John Patton




"BIG" JOHN PATTON OH BABY!

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1965                         BLP 4192 

also issued on Blue Note BST 84192.


   credits:

 Drums – Ben Dixon
    Guitar – Grant Green
    Organ – John Patton
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Harold Vick
    Trumpet – Blue Mitchell

Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By  – Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, March 8, 1965


track list:

A1 Fat Judy        
A2 Oh Baby        
A3 Each Time        
      B1 One To Twelve        
    B2 Night Flight        
B3 Good Juice



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2016-04-28

GRANT GREEN IRON CITY!

COBBLESTONE RECORDS 1972                   CST 9002

Iron City is an album  Grant Green featuring performances
recorded in 1967 and released on the Cobblestone label in 1972

credits:

Drums – Ben Dixon
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – Big John Patton

recorded at:
 Bell Sound Studios
 NYC, 1967

tracks list:
A1 Iron City    
A2 Samba De Orfeu    
A3 Old Man Moses    
B1 Put On Your High Heels Sneaker    
B2 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child    
B3 Work Song





link


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2016-04-26

KENNY BURRELL OUT OF THIS WORLD

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1962                                   PR7578

This album was originally released on The Prestige/Moodsville
label (MV29), under the title "Bluesey Burrell" and recorded
in September 1962 at Van Gelder studios and reviewed in
March 1963 in Down Beat Magazine with four stars.

credits:

Ray Barretto- Congas   
Eddie Locke- Drums   
Kenny Burrell- Guitar   
Tommy Flanagan- Piano    
Coleman Hawkins- Tenor Sax

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
September 14, 1962


tracks listing:

A1. Tres Palabras 6:40 
A2. No More 1:50 
A3. Guilty 4:15 
A4. Montono Blues 4:40 
B1. I Thought About You 4:40 
B2. Out Of This World 4:50 
B3. It's Getting Dark 6:50


ODELL BROWN

PAULA RECORDS                                            LPS 4005


credits:

 Coordinator – Don Logan, Jo Wyatt
    Producer, Arranged By – Odell Brown


tracks list:

 A1 I Love Every Little Thing About You
Written-By – S. Wonder*
A2 Tasha
Written-By – L. Sims*, O. Brown*
B1 South Of 63rd
Written-By – O. Brown*
B2 Song Theme
Written-By – L. Sims*
B3 Simizzoke
Written-By – A. Payne*, C. Prince*, O. Brown*




 

2016-04-25

BOB AND EARL HARLEM SHUFFLE

SUE RECORDS 1969                                               Ilp 951



This duo of Relf and Nelson recorded several singles for different labels,
before "Harlem Shuffle" in 1963. The song was written by Relf and Nelson,
arranged by Barry White, and produced by Fred Smith. It was based on a number
called "Slauson Shuffletime" (named after a boulevard in Los Angeles) by
another Los Angeles singer, Round Robin. When released on the Marc label,
"Harlem Shuffle" became a modest hit on the R&B chart. Its vocal interplay
directly influenced later duos such as Sam and Dave. However, its main
success came as late as 1969, when it was re-released in the UK and became
a Top Ten hit there. Reportedly, George Harrison called it his favourite
record of all time


tracks list:

A1 Baby It's over 2:45
A2 Dancin' Everywhere 2:57
A3 Your Time Is My Time 2:58
A4 Baby I'm Satisfied     2:47
A5 I'll Keep Running Back 2:50
A6 Harlem Shuffle 2:30
B1 My Woman 2:48
B2 The Sissy 2:30
B3 Your Lovin' Goes A Long Long Way
Written By – Nelson-Relf-Smith
B4 Puppet On A String
Written By – Bob Relf, Earl Nelson, Fred Smith
B5 Don't Ever Leave Me
Written By – Nelson-Relf-Smith
B6 Fancy Free
Written By – Bob Relf, Earl Nelson




2016-04-23

JACK CONSTANZO & GERRIE WOO LATIN PERCUSSION WITH SOUL

TICO RECORDS 1968                                       SLP-1177 

credits:
  Percussion – Jack Costanzo
    Producer – Pancho Cristal
  Vocals – Gerrie Woo
      Trumpet – Marcus Cabuto 

      
track list: 

A1 Recuerdos
    Written-By – Hector Rivera    
A2 Hey Boy (Hey Girl)
    Written-By – Goffin And King
A3 Green Onions
    Written-By – L. Jackson*, Booker T. Jones, L. Steinberg*, S. Cropper*    
A4 Words
    Written-By – Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb & Maurice Gibb    
A5 Mambo Jack
    Written-By – Hector Rivera    
B1 Que Vengo Acabando
    Written-By – Hector Rivera    
B2 Some Kind-A Wonderful
    Written-By – Goffin And King    
B3 Mantequilla
    Written-By – Hector Rivera    
B4 Don't Squeeze The Peaches
    Written-By – Hector Rivera    
B5 Jive Samba
    Written-By – Cannonball Adderley 




2016-04-20

WILLIE BOBO SPANISH GREASE

VERVE RECORDS 1965                              V6-8631


credits:


 Bass  Jim Phillips, Richard Davis
    Congas  Victor Pantoja
    Cornet  Melvin Lastie
        Guitar  Clarence Henry
    Percussion  Willie Bobo
    Saxophone  Bobby Brown


recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
June 8, 1965,  August 30, 1965,  September 8, 1965
 Engineer  Rudy Van Gelder


tracks list:


A1 Spanish Grease
A2 Hurt So Bad
A3 It's Not Unusual (Vocal)
A4 Our Day Will Come
A5 Haitian Lady
B1 Blues In The Closet
B2 Nessa
B3 Elation
B4 It's Not Unusual (Instrumental)
B5 Shot Gun; Blind Man, Blind Man