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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...."

2014-04-18

EDDIE BO AND THE SOUL FINDERS ‎ THE HOOK AND SLING

FUNKY DELICACIES 1997                                     DEL LP 0006   

LP COMPILATION


tracks list:

A1 The Hook And Sling Part 1 2:35
A2 The Hook And Sling Part 2 2:18
A3 If It's Good To You, It's Good For You Part 1 2:25
A4 If It's Good To You, It's Good For You Part 2 2:32
A5 Eddie' Rubber Band 2:51
A6 Live It Up 2:51
B1 The Sissy Walk Part 1 2:29
B2 Check Your Bucket Part 1 2:38
B3 Check Your Bucket Part 2 2:18
B4 Funky, Yeah! 2:26
B5 We're Doin' It (The Thang) Part 1 2:48
B6 We're Doin' It (The Thang) Part 2 3:00
B7 Hey, Mama, Here Comes The Preacher 2:37



JIMMY SMITH BLUESMITH!

VERVE RECORDS 1972                                              V6-8809 

         
credits:

Bass – Leroy Vinnegar
Congas – Victor Pantoja
Drums – Donald Dean
Guitar – Ray Crawford
Organ – Jimmy Smith
Tenor Saxophone – Teddy Edwards

recorded at:
Los Angeles, CA, September 11, 1972
Art Direction – Derek Church
Engineer – Ed Greene , Louis Peters
Producer – Eric Miller

tracks list:
A1 Straight Ahead 5:25    
A2 Absolutely Funky 9:12    
A3 Lolita 6:24    
B1 Mournin' Wes 10:02    
B2 Blues For 3 + 1 4:55    
B3 Bluesmith 6:43



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2014-04-17

REUBEN WILSON A GROOVY SITUATION

               BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1970                                  BST 84365               

   
credits
Drums – Harold White
Guitar – Eddie Diehl
Organ – Reuben Wilson
Saxophone [Alto] – Earl Turbinton

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 18,25, 1970
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Producer – Francis Wolff

tracks list:
A1 While The World Lis Waiting 5:10
A2 Sweet Tooth 6:50
A3 If You Let Me Make Love To You Then Why Can't I Touch You 6:15
B1 A Groovy Situation 7:40
B2 Happy Together 5:30
B3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours 5:30

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2014-04-16

BARBARA ACKLIN SEVEN DAYS OF NIGHT

BRUNSWICK RECORDS 1969                                   BL754148 


credits:

Arranged By – Sonny Sanders
Artwork By – Hal Buksbaum
Producer – Carl Davis, Eugene Record
Written By – Carl Davis (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B4, B5)
     Eugene Record (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6, B1, B3 to B5) 

          
tracks listing:

A1        A Raggedy Ride    2:32   
A2        Go With Love    2:14   
A3        Seven Days Of Night    2:37   
A4        Just Ain't No Love    2:47   
A5        Where Would I Go    2:41   
A6        Am I The Same Girl    3:02   
B1        Until You Return    3:06   
B2        This Girl's In Love With You    4:26   
B3        Here Is A Heart    2:40   
B4        Mr. Sunshine    2:37   
B5        Love Had Come To Stay    3:06


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JIMMY SMITH HOOCHIE COOCHE MAN

VERVE RECORDS 1966                                          V/V6 8667 


credits and session recording:

Arranged By, Conductor – Oliver Nelson
Bass – Richard Davis (2)
Bass [Fender] – Bob Cranshaw
Bongos, Percussion – Bobby Rosengarden
Design [Cover] – Acy R. Lehman*
Drums – Grady Tate
Engineer [Director] – Val Valentin
Engineer [Recording] – Rudy Van Gelder
French Horn – Donald Corrado, Willie Ruff
Guitar – Barry Galbraith, Bill Suyker, Billy Butler (3), Kenny Burrell
Harmonica – Buddy Lucas
Organ – Jimmy Smith
Photography By [Cover] – Charles Stewart*
Producer – Creed Taylor
Reeds – Jack Agee, Jerome Richardson, Jerry Dodgion, Phil Woods, Bob Ashton*
Trombone – Britt Woodman, Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson, Tom McIntosh
Trumpet – Ernie Royal, Gene Young*, Joe Newman, Dick Williams*
Tuba – Don Butterfield


track list:

A1        I'm Your Hoochie Cooche Man
Written-By – Willie Dixon   
A2        One Mint Julep
Written-By – Ray Charles
A3        Ain't That Just Like A Woman
Written-By – Claude Demitrius*, Fleecie Moore
B1        Boom Boom
Written-By – John Lee Hooker
B2        Blues And The Abstract Truth
Written-By – Oliver Nelson
B3        TNT
Written-By – Ben Tucker, Grady Tate           

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GRANT GREEN GREEN IS BEAUTIFUL

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1970                                     BST 84342


credits:

Grant Green - guitar
Blue Mitchell - trumpet
Claude Bartee - tenor saxophone
Neal Creque (track 3),
Emmanuel Riggins (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - organ
Jimmy Lewis - electric bass
Idris Muhammad - drums
Candido Camero - conga
Richie "Pablo" Landrum - bongos

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, January 30, 1970

tracks list:

A1 Ain't It Funky Now
Written-By – J. Brown*
A2 A Day In The Life
Written-By – J. Lennon - P. McCartney*
B1 The Windjammer
Written-By – E. N. Creque*
B2 I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Written-By – B. Bacharach - H. David*
B3 Dracula
Written-By – E. N. Creque*


2014-04-14

MARVIN GAYE & MARY WELLS TOGETHER

MOTOWN RECORDS 1963                                           MT 613


Together was the first and only studio album released by 
the duo team of American Motown artists Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells. 
It was released on Motown's Tamla label on April 15, 1964. 


credits:

Released April 15, 1964
Recorded February – April 1963 at Hitsville U.S.A. (Detroit, Michigan)

Lead (and additional background) vocals by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells

Background vocals by The Love Tones and The Andantes
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

Producer William "Mickey" Stevenson, Clarence Paul


tracks list:

A1 Once Upon A Time
Written By – Barney Ales, Clarence Paul, Dave Hamilton, Mickey Stevenson
A2 Deed I Do
Written By – Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch
A3 Until I Met You
Written By – Donald Wolf, Freddie Greene
A4 Together
Written By – Buddy G. DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
B1 The Late Late Show
Written By – Murray Berlin, Roy Alfred
B2 After The Lights Go Down Low
Written By – Alan White, Leroy Lovett
B3 Just Squeeze Me (Don't Tease Me)
Written By – Duke Eliington, Lee Gaines
B4 What's The Matter With You, Baby
Written By – Barney Ales, Clarence Paul, Mickey Stevenson
B5 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
Written By – Bob Russell, John Brooks




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MARY WELLS VINTAGE STOCK

 
MOTOWN RECORD 1966                                       MS 653 


Vintage Stock is a compilation album consisting of hit singles,
b-sides and unreleased material recorded by Mary Wells
 during the R&B singer's tenure at Motown. Released two years
 after she departed from the label in 1964 after spending four years
 in the label establishing herself as Motown's first star.


Personnel

    Lead vocals by Mary Wells
    Background vocals by and The Rayber Voices, The Love Tones,
    The Temptations, The Supremes and The Andantes
    Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

Producer :    Smokey Robinson
Norman Whitfield

tracks list:
A1 The One Who Really Loves You    
A2 When I'm Gone    
A3 He's The One I Love    
A4 Two Lovers    
A5 Guarantee (For A Lifetime)    
A6 Honey Boy    
B1 My Guy    
B2 Everybody Needs Love    
B3 You Beat Me To The Punch    
B4 I'll Be Avalable    
B5 One Block From Heaven    
B6 Goodbye And Good Luck






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2014-04-12

GENE HARRIS THE 3 SOUNDS

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1971                                   BST 84378

credits:
Gene Harris (piano)
Monk Higgins (organ, arranger)
Fred Robinson, Al Vescovo (guitar)
Luther Hughes (electric bass)
Carl Burnett (drums)
Bobbye Porter Hall (congas)
Paul Humphrey (percussion) 
overdubs: unidentified vocals

recorded at:
United Artists Studios, Hollywood, CA,
July 26, 1971,July 27, 1971,August 3, 1971
Egineer: Christina Hersch

tracks list:

1 I'm Leaving    5:30
A2 Your Love Is Just Too Much 2:44
A3 Did You Think 3:28
A4 Put On Train 5:50
B1 You Got To Play The Game 5:40
B2 What's The Answer 3:32
B3 Eleanor Rigby 6:52
B4 Hey Girl 3:12