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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...."

2015-04-11

MONGUITO SANTAMARIA HEY SISTER

FANIA RECORDS 1969                                    SLP 361

credits:

recorded at: Impact Sound
Directed By [Recording] – Johnny Pacheco
Engineer – Richard Alderson
Producer – Jerry Masucci


tracks list:

A1 Hey Sister 2:26
A2 El Dorado 3:10
A3 Groove-Time 4:42
A4 Monguito's Theme 3:25
A5 Work Out 2:40
B1 Guajirita 3:32
B2 Soy Tu Ley 3:35
B3 Mambo New 5:56
B4 Chango 4:30







BUNNY GREEN FUNKY!

SOMETHIN'ELSE (JAP) 1997                    TOCJ-5592   


credits:

Benny Green (piano) 
Ben Wolfe (bass) 
Karriem Riggins (drums)

NYC, September, 1997

tracks list:

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
'Dis Here
Golden Earrings
Work Song
Alfie's Theme
The In Crowd
Five Spot After Dark
Cubano Chant
Sugar
Alligator Boogaloo








RAMSEY LEWIS INSIDE

CADET RECORDS 1972                           2CA-60018

Format:2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold

This double LP is a best of compilation offering a selection of 
Ramsey Lewis' hand-clapping groovy piano playing and some more 
orchestral pieces from the late 60's 

tracks list:

A1 China Gate
Written-By – Harold Adamen*, Victor Young
A2 Do What You Wanna
Written-By – Ramsey Lewis
A3 I'll Wait For You
Written-By – Richard Evans 
A4 Uhuru
Written-By – Cleveland Eaton, M. White*
A5 Memphis In June
Written-By – H. Carmichael*, Paul F. Webster*
B1 Struttin' Lightly
Written-By – Cleveland Eaton
B2 Sweet Rain
Written-By – Mike Gibbs*
B3 Hold It Right There
Written-By – Richard Evans 
B4 Ode
Written-By – Charles Stepney
B5 Everybody's Talkin'
Written-By – Fred Neil
C1 Opus #5
Written-By – Charles Stepney
C2 Spanish Grease
Written-By – Lastie*, Bobo*
C3 Cry Baby Cry
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
C4 Mi Compasion
Written-By – Esmond Edwards
C5 Good Night
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
D1 Function At The Junction
Written-By – Eddie Holland*, Frederick Long
D2 The More I See You
Written-By – Harry Warren (2), Mack Gordon
D3 Lady Madonna
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
D4 How Beautiful Is Spring
Written-By – E. Harris*
D5 Since You've Been Gone
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White




2015-04-10

MONGO SANTAMARIA WORKIN' ON A GROOVY THING

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1969                      CS 9937


credits

Arranged By, Conductor – Marty Sheller
    Bass – William Allen
    Congas, Bongos – Mongo Santamaria
    Drums – Bernard "Pretty" Purdie*
    Percussion – Julito Collazo*, "Chihuahua" Martinez*, Steve Berrios
    Piano – Rodgers Grant
    Saxophone – Art Kaplan*, Charlie Owens*, Joe Farrell, Sonny Fortune
    Trumpet – Louis Gasca*, Ray Maldonado

Engineer – Don Puluse, Mark Friedman, Stan Weiss
Producer – Billy Jackson

tracks list:

A1 Workin' On A Groovy Thing
Written-By – N. Sedaka*, R. Atkins*   
A2 Spinning Wheel
Written-By – D. C. Thomas*   
A3 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
Written-By – J. Bradford*, N. Whitfield*   
A4 We Got Latin Soul
Written-By – R.L. Christian*   
A5 Getting It Out Of My System
Written-By – B. Jackson*, J. Wisner*   
A6 Proud Mary
Written-By – J. C. Fogerty*   
B1 It's Your Thing
Written-By – O. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*
B2 My Cherie Amour
Written-By – H. Cosby*, S. Wonder*, S. Moy*   
B3 Get Back
Written-By – J. Lennon - P. McCartney*
B4 Ain't That Peculiar
Written-By – M. Tarplin*, R. Rogers*, S. Robinson*, W. Moore*   
B5 Twenty-Five Miles
Written-By – E. Starr*, H. Fuqua*, J. W. Bristol*







2015-04-09

MONGO SANTAMARIA MONGO 70

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1970                                SD 1567 



credits :

       

Baritone Saxophone – Trevor Lawrence
    Conductor – Marty Sheller
    Congas, Bongos – Mongo Santamaria
    Cornet – Charles Williamson
    Drums – Jimmy Johnson (2)
    Electric Bass – Jon Hart
    Engineer [Recording] – Jimmy Douglass
    Guitar – Eric Gale (tracks: A2, B3), Sonny Henry
    Percussion – Julio Colazzo*, Osvaldo Martinez, Pelayo Diaz
    Piano, Electric Piano – Neal Creque
    Strings [Section], Cello – George Ricci (tracks: A2), Kermit Moore (tracks: A2)
    Strings [Section], Viola – Alfred Brown (tracks: A2), Selwart Clarke (tracks: A2)
    Strings [Section], Violin – Emanuel Green (tracks: A2), Gene Orloff (tracks: A2),
    Harry Lookofsky (tracks: A2), Joe Malin (tracks: A2)
    Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Grant Reed
    Timbales, Percussion – Angel Allende
    Trumpet – Israel Gonzalez
    Vibraphone, Flute – Roger Glenn

Recorded At – Atlantic Studios
NYC, May 12,13,14,15 1970
Engineer [Recording, Re-mix] – Lewis Hahn
Engineer [Recording] – Jimmy Douglass



track list:

A1         Windjammer
    Written-By, Arranged By – Neal Creque
A2         Yesterday's Tomorrow
    Written-By, Arranged By – Neal Creque
A3         March Of The Panther
    Written-By, Arranged By – Sonny Henry
A4         Look Away
    Written-By, Arranged By – Neal Creque
A5         Night Crawler
    Written-By, Arranged By – Charles Williamson
B1         The Whistler
    Written-By, Arranged By – Neal Creque
B2         Adobo Criollo
    Written-By, Arranged By – Neal Creque
B3         Mo' Do'
    Written-By, Arranged By – Neal Creque
B4         Grass Roots
    Written-By, Arranged By – Marty Sheller
B5         Dedicated To Love
    Written-By, Arranged By – Jon Hart




2015-04-02

BENNY GREEN BLUE NOTES

Toshiba-EMI records 1993                             TOCJ-5553

Benny Green (born 1963 in New York City) is a hard bop
jazz pianist who was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers

credits:

Benny Green (piano)
Christian McBride (bass)
Carl Allen (drums)

recorded at:
The Power Station, NYC, April 16 & 17, 1993

tracks list:

1. The Sidewinder
2. Tokyo Blues
3. Cool Struttin'
4. Song For My Father
5. Watermelon Man
6. The Preacher
7. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
8. Moanin'
9. Doodlin'
10. Blues March







2015-04-01

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO THE GROOVER

CADET RECORDS 1965                                     CA-50020


 The Groover is a live album by the Ramsey Lewis Trio which
was recorded at the Lighthouse in 1965 at the same
performances that produced the album Hang On Ramsey!
 but not released on the Cadet label until 1972.

credits :

Bass – Eldee Young
Drums – Red Holt
Piano – Ramsey Lewis

Engineer – Reice Hamel
Producer – Esmond Edwards

Recorded October 14-17, 1965
Lighthouse Café, Hermosa Beach, California
Engineer – Reice Hamel

Remixed at A&R Recording Studios, New York City, N.Y.
Engineer  – Dixon Van Winkle


tracks listing:
A1 Summertime 9:20   
A2 Crazy He Calls Me 3:22   
A3 Why Don't You Do Right 2:52   
A4 There Is No Greater Love 3:45   
B1 Look-A-Here    7:56   
B2 Imagination    3:40   
B3 Bag's Groove    5:05





2015-03-31

JOE ZAWINUL MONEY IN THE POCKET

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                              LP 3004


credits :

Joe Zawinul: piano;
Blue Mitchell: trumpet (2, 4, 5, 7);
Joe Henderson: tenor saxophone: (2, 4, 5, 7);
Clifford Jordan: tenor saxophone (1);
Pepper Adams: baritone saxophone (2, 4, 5, 7);
Sam Jones: bass (2, 4-8);
Bob Cranshaw: bass (1);
Louis Hayes: drums (2, 4-8);
Roy McCurdy: drums (1).

NYC, February 7, 1966
 
Tracks List:

A1 Money In The Pocket
A2 If
A3 My One And Only Love
A4 Midnight Mood
B1 Some More Of Dat
B2 Sharon's Waltz
B3 Riverbed
B4 Del Sasser


            Money in the pocket       



RAMSEY LEWIS WADE IN THE WATER

   
CADET RECORDS 1966                                     LPS 774


credits:

John Avant - Trombone
Cleveland Eaton - Bass
Ramsey Lewis - Keyboards,Piano
Maurice White - Drums
   
Richard Evans - Director
Engineer – Bob Kidder, Bruce Swedeen
Recorded:May 26, 1966-Jun 29, 1966 at
Universal Studios, Chicago, Ill.
Augmented by Brass, Woodwind and Percussion.


tracks listing

A1 Wade In The Water
Written-By – Lewis   
A2 Ain't That Peculiar
Written-By – Tarplin*, Rogers*, Robinson*, Moore   
A3 Tobacco Road
Written-By – Loudermilk*   
A4 Money In The Pocket
Written-By – Zawinul
A5 Message To Michael
Written-By – Bacharach & David
B1 Up Tight
Written-By – Cosby*, Judkins*, May   
B2 Hold It Right There
Written-By – Evans
B3 Day Tripper
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B4 Mi Compasion
Written-By – Edwards*
B5 Hurt So Bad
Written-By – Weinstein*, Harshman*, Randazzo*