"

hc

Press

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, lovers of blues and soul music
and tourists, 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...."

jeudi 22 décembre 2011

LEONARD JAMES & his orchestra BOPPIN' AND A-STROLLIN'

DECCA RECORDS 1958                                  DL 8772     



unfortunately very little data
check out the excellent article by Phast Phreddie Patterson 



track list:

01 Cornfield
02 hot springs
03 Seville
04 Slow down
05 Rock and roll Parade
06 Chicken hop
07 Down on the bayou
08 Lampoon
09 Full House
10 Barn Yard
11 Strolling Home
12 One O'clock Stomp
13 After Midnight Blues
14 Walkin' with Leonard












IKE TURNER & THE KINGS OF RHYTHM A BLACK MAN'S SOUL

POMPEII RECORDS 1969                          SD 6003       



credits:

Composed By – A, Miller* (tracks: B4), Ike Turner (tracks: A1 to A3, A6, B3, B5, B6),
Marvin Holmes  (tracks: B1,B2), Oliver Sain (tracks: A4,A5)
    Producer – Ike & Tina Turner



When he was out on tour in 1969 with his regular gig, the Ike & Tina Turner Revue,
Ike Turner found the time to cut the instrumental album A Black Man's Soul. 
Whenever he had some spare time he would drag the band into a local studio
and lay down tracks, resulting in these 12 funky soul jams that sound like
they were lifted from the soundtrack to a blaxploitation film. The band is
tight and laid-back at once, with horns at the forefront most of the time.
Turner came up with some fine grooves like "Thinking Black," 
"Getting Nasty" (with Billy Preston on piano), "Scotty Souling," "Nuttin' Up,"
and the monumental "Funky Mule." However, the record lacks
Turner's usual fire and flair and ultimately istoo polite and slick to be 
very memorable ("Funky Mule" aside


track list:

A1 Thinking Black        
A2 Black Beauty        
A3 Ghetto Funk        
A4 Blacks' Alley        
A5 Black Angel        
A6 Getting Nasty        
B1 Funky Mule        
B2 Philly Dog        
B3 Scotty Souling        
B4 Up Hard        
B5 Nuttin' Up        
B6 Freedom Sound






mercredi 21 décembre 2011

JOHN PATTON LET'EM ROLL

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1965                        BLP 4239 



credits and session recording:


        Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone)
"Big" John Patton (organ)
Grant Green (guitar)
Otis Finch (drums)
unknow (bass)


engineer Rudy van Gelder

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1965  
track list:

A1 Let 'Em Roll
    Written-By – John Patton    
A2 Latona
    Written-By – John Patton   
A3 The Shadow Of Your Smile
    Written-By – Mandel*, Webster*    
B1 The Turnaround
    Written-By – Hank Mobley   
B2 Jakey
    Written-By – John Patton   
B3 One Step Ahead
    Written-By – John Patton
 







lundi 12 décembre 2011

BO DIDDLEY BO DIDDLEY IS A LOVER

CHECKER RECORDS 1961                           LP 2980 


track list: 

A1 Not Guilty        
A2 Hong Kong, Mississippi        
A3 You're Looking Good        
A4 Bo's Vacation        
A5 Congo        
A6 Bo's Blues        
A7 Moon Baby        
B1 Bo Diddley Is A Lover        
B2 Aztec        
B3 Back Home        
B4 Bo Diddley Is Loose        
B5 Love Is A Secret        
B6 Quick Draw        
B7 Sick And Tired 
      



updated link

AMOS MILBURN LET'S HAVE A PARTY

SCORE RECORDS 1957                                      SLP-4012   
    
track list: 

A1 Let's Have A Party        
A2 One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer        
A3 I'm Still A Fool For You        
A4 That's What I've Been Through        
A5 Rocky Mountain        
A6 Baby, Baby        
B1 Chicken Shack        
B2 Good, Good Whiskey        
B3 My Happiness Depends On You        
B4 All Is Well        
B5 I Know You Love Me        
B6 Trouble In Mind 




updated link

dimanche 11 décembre 2011

CORNELL DUPREE BOP 'N' BLUES

KOKOPELLI RECORDS 1994 (cd)
credits:

Ronnie Cuber - Sax (Baritone)
Cornell Dupree - Guitar, Rhythm Arrangements
Sammy Figueroa - Percussion
Leon Pendarvis - Horn Arrangements, Organ, Piano
Chuck Rainey - Bass
Ricky Sebastian - Drums, Rhythm Arrangements
Terell Stafford - Trumpet
Bobby Watson - Saxophone.

Herbie Mann - Liner Notes, Producer, Rhythm Arrangements


track list:

1.Freedom Jazz Dance 4:33
2.Bags' Groove 6:22
3.Manteca 5:52
4.'Round Midnight 6:52
5.The Hucklebuck/Now's the Time 5:42
6.Love Letter 4:09
7.My Little Suede Shoes 5:38
8.Walkin' 5:28
9.Bop 'N' Blues 4:45.


The Hucklebuck/Now's the Time


mercredi 7 décembre 2011

XIMO TEBAR GOES BLUES

SUNNYSIDE    4703 

Live In Madrid: November 1998


credits:

Dr. Lonnie Smith (org),
Ximo Tébar (g),
Lou Donaldson (as),
Idris Muhammad (d).


Producer: Ximo Tebar
Engineer: Oscar Vinader


track list:

01. Goes Blue (Ximo Tebar) - 6:00
02. Laura (D. Raskin/J. Mercer) - 5:51
03. Invitation (B. Kaper/P. Webster) - 8:20
04. Come To Me (Ximo Tebar) - 7:32
05. I Love You (Cole Porter) - 6:06
06. Days Of Wine And Roses (Henry Mancini) - 7:54
07. Midnight Creeper (Lou Donaldson) - 6:27
08. Blues Walk (Lou Donaldson) - 6:39






vendredi 2 décembre 2011

MIKE PAINTER &THE FAMILY SHAKER GO UP!

 SEXY GROOVE RECORDS 2003 




track list:

1. Go Up! (3:06)
2. Pygmy (3:08)
3. Old Grand Dad (4:01)
4. This Guy's In Love With You (4:27)
5. She Loves Me ..Or Not (2:47)
6. Stuck (3:37)
7. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (2:55)
8. Let's Stay Togheter (3:59)
9. Jumping Bug (3:10)
10. El Diablo's Smelly Shoes (3:21)
11. Teek Taak Boom (4:25)
12. Follow Me (2:50)
13. Beat Me Till I'm Blue (2:31)
14. U.F.O (2:48)
15. Acid Flavour (3:38)





jeudi 1 décembre 2011

WILLIE MITCHELL LIVE

        LONDON RECORDS (uk)  1968                       LP8368       

         
credits:

Bass – Mike Leech
    Drums – Gene Chrisman
    Guitar – Reggie Young
    Organ – Bobby Emmons
    Producer, Engineer,  Arranged By, Trumpet – Willie Mitchell
    Saxophone [Baritone] – James Mitchell
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Andrew Love, Charles Chalmers


track list:


A1     20 - 75     2:42
A2     I'll Be In Trouble     2:13
A3     Honky Tonk     2:47
A4     Boot-leg     1:47
A5     Rum Daddy     2:25
A6          Tequila
B1     Late Date     2:28
B2     Smokie     2:00
B3     Mercy Mercy Mercy     2:20
B4     Mustang Sally     3:03
B5     My Girl     2:45
B6     Pin Head     2:21




mercredi 30 novembre 2011

JIMMY WITHERSPOON BABY, BABY, BABY

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                      PRLP 7290     

reissued on prestige pr7855  "MEAN OLD FRISCO"



credits and sessions recording:

  Leo Wright (as, tamb) Gildo Mahones (p) Kenny Burrell (g)
George Tucker (b) Jimmie Smith (d) Jimmy Witherspoon (vo)

NYC, May 6, 1963

3781    Bad Bad Whiskey
3782    Baby, Baby, Baby
3783    One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
3784    Blues And Trouble
3785    Mean Old Frisco
3786    Sail On Little Girl
3787    Lonely Boy
3788    Rocks In My Bed

Bobby Bryant (tp, flh) Jimmy Allen (ts) Arthur Wright (hca) 
Ernie Freeman (p) Herman Mitchell (g) Jimmy Bond (b) 
Jimmy Miller (d) Jimmy Witherspoon (vo)

Los Angeles, CA, July 8, 1963

3948    Endless Sleep
3949    I Can't Hardly See
3950    I'll Go On Living
3951    It's A Lonesome Old World      


track list:

1. Mean Old Frisco  [Crudup] 3:10
2. Rocks in My Bed  [Ellington] 2:40
3. Bad Bad Whiskey  [Davis/Davis] 3:05
4. Baby, Baby, Baby      [David/Livingston] 3:00
5. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On  [Easton] 2:45
6. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer  [Toombs] 3:00
7. Lonely Boy Blues  [Brown/McShann] 2:47
8. Blues and Trouble  [Witherspoon] 2:52
9. Endless Sleep  [Nance/Reynolds] 2:11
10. I'll Go on Living  [Witherspoon] 3:44
11. I Can't Hardly See  [Witherspoon] 2:39
12. It's a Lonesome Old World  [Traditional] 3:30 




vendredi 25 novembre 2011

RAY BRYANT MCMLXX

ATLANTIC RECORDS  1970                             SD 1564 



credit and sessions recording:

         Joe Newman (tp -2) Garnett Brown (tb -2) George Dorsey (as -2)
King Curtis (ts -2) Pepper Adams (bars -2) Ray Bryant (p)
Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d) Arif Mardin (arr, cond -2) 
unidentified strings (-2)

NYC, March 4, 1970

1. 18683    Spinning Wheel
2. 18684    Hey, Jude

Ray Bryant (p) Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d)

NYC, March 5, 1970

18685    My Cherie Amour

Leon Cohen (bcl -3) Joe Gentle (ts -3) Ray Bryant (p) 
Ron Carter (b -3) Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d) 
Arif Mardin (arr, cond -3) unidentified strings (-3)

NYC, March 18, 1970

1. 18800    Shake-A-Lady
2. 18801    Unchained Melody
3. 18802    Stick With It

Joe Newman (tp -2) Garnett Brown (tb -2) Leon Cohen (bcl -1)
George Dorsey (as -2) Joe Gentle (ts -1) King Curtis (ts -2)
Pepper Adams (bars -2) Ray Bryant (p) Ron Carter (b -1) 
Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d) Arif Mardin (arr, cond)
unidentified strings (-1)

NYC, April 14, 1970

1. 18948    Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. 18949    Let It Be   


track list:

 A1 Stick With It    
A2 Let It Be        
A3 Bridge Over Troubled Waters    
A4 Hey Jude         
B1 Shake-A-Lady
B2 Unchained Melody     
B3 My Cherie Amour    
B4 Spinning Whee










dimanche 20 novembre 2011

THE JOHNNY OTIS SHOW CUTTIN' UP

       EPIC RECORDS 1970                                   BN 26524       



Arranged By – Tank Jernigan*, Johnny Otis
    Producer – Johnny Otis


track list:

     
A1         The Watts Breakaway
   Vocals – Delmar Evans*
A2         Mo-Jo Woman
    Vocals – Delmar Evans*, Johnny Otis
       A3         Barrelhouse Blues
    Guitar – Shuggie Otis
       A4         Evil Gal Blues
    Vocals – Margie Evans
 A5         It's Good To Be Free
    Vocals – Delmar Evans*    
A6         I Can Stand To See You Die
    Vocals – Sugarcane Harris*     
B1         Don't Stretch This Good Thing Too Far
    Vocals – Delmar Evans*, Margie Evans  
B2         Elim Stole My Baby
    Vocals – Sugarcane Harris*     
B3         I Got The Walkin' Blue
    Vocals – Sugarcane Harris*, Johnny Otis
       B4         You Can Depend On Me
    Vocals – Delmar Evans*       
B5         Double Crossing Blues
    Vocals – Delmar Evans*, Margie Evans
       B6         Cuttin' Up


 Cuttin' Up


mercredi 9 novembre 2011

BO DIDDLEY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

       CHECKER RECORDS1960                                     LP 2976        


track list: 

A1        Road Runner    2:45   
A2        Story Of Bo Diddley    2:42   
A3        Scuttle Bug    2:20   
A4        Signifying Blues    2:31   
A5        Let Me In    1:52   
A6        Limber    2:26   
B1        Love Me    2:20   
B2        Craw-Dad    2:25   
B3        Walkin' And Talkin'    2:38   
B4        Travellin' West    1:44   
B5        Deed And Deed I Do    2:15   
B6        Live My Life    2:35   


dimanche 23 octobre 2011

THE MARVELETTES PLAYBOY

TAMLA RECORDS 1962                                        TM231


credits:

    Producer – Brian Van Holland*, William Stevenson
Vocals – Georgeanna Tillman, Katherine Anderson,
Wanda Young, Juanita Cowart
Vocals [Lead] – Gladys Horton
     

track list:

A1        PlayBoy
Written-By – Holland*, Horton*, Bateman*, Stevenson*
A2        Mix It Up
Written-By – Stevenson*
A3        Beechwood
Written-By – Gordy*, Gaye*, Stevenson*
A4        I'm Hooked
Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr.*
A5        I Think I Can Change You
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
B1        Forever
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B2        Someday, Someway
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B3        Goddess Of Love
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B4        You Should Know
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B5        (I've Got To) Cry Over You
Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr.*




dimanche 16 octobre 2011

MONTY ALEXANDER MEETS SLY AND ROBBIE

TELARC RECORDS 1999  

 
credits and session recording:

Recorded at Bridge Sound Studios, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
between August and December 1999. Includes liner notes by Dermot Hussey.

Recorded at Bridge Sound Studios, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania 
in August & December 1999. Includes liner notes by Dermot Hussey.

Personnel includes: Monty Alexander (melodica, piano); Jay Davidson (saxophone); 
Steve Jankowski (trumpet); Handel Tucker (keyboards); Robbie Shakespeare (bass); 
Sly Dunbar, Desmond Jones (drums).

Producers: Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Glen Browne.

Engineers: Mikey "Bones" Malak, Robert Friedrich.

Personnel:

 Monty Alexander (piano, melodica); Jay Davidson (saxophone); 
Steve Jankowski (trumpet); Handel Tucker (keyboards);
 Robbie Shakespeare (bass); Sly Dunbar (drums, programming);
 Desmond Jones (drums).


track list:


01 - Chameleon
02 - Monty's Groove
03 - Soulful Strut
04 - The In Crowd
05 - Sidewinder
06 - People Make The World Go 'Round
07 - (Do The) Kool Step
08 - Moanin'
09 - Mercy. Mercy. Mercy
10 - Hot Milk 


vendredi 7 octobre 2011

WILLIS JACKSON THUNDERBIRD

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1962                         pr 7232  


credits and session recording:
Willis Jackson (ts)
Freddie Roach (org)
Bill Jennings (g)
Wendell Marshall (b)
Frank Shea (d)
Ray Barretto (cga)
  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 31, 1962 


tracks list:

1. Thunderbird  [Jackson[    
2. California Sun  [Glover/Levy[    
3. Back & Forth  [Jackson/Jennings[    
4. Body & Soul  [Eyton/Green/Heyman/Sour]
5. A Penny Serenade  [Halifax/Weersma]    
6. Oh, Lady Be Good  [Gershwin/Gershwin]  





dimanche 2 octobre 2011

DARRELL NULISH I LIKE IT THAT WAY









SEVERN RECORDS 2000                  CD-0007


Texas blues singer covers a variety of styles on the follow-up 
to his critically acclaimed album "The Whole Truth," 
focusing on emotional, expressive & powerful soul/blues music.

credits and session recording:

Recorded at My Generation, Somerville, Massachusetts &
Omega Studios, Rockville, Maryland.

Personnel: Darrell Nulisch (vocals, harmonica); Jon Moeller (guitar);
Scott Young (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone);
Scott Silbert (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone);
Chris Walker , Tom Williams (trumpet); John Jensen (trombone); 
Benjie Porecki (keyboards); Rob Stupka (drums);
Alejandro Lucini (percussion); Jesse Yawn, Big Joe Maher (background vocals).

Recording information: My Generation, Somerville, MA; Omega Studios, MD.

Personnel includes: Darrell Nulisch (vocals, harmonica); Jon Moeller (guitar);
Scott Silbert (tenor & baritone saxophones); Benjie Porecki (keyboards); 
Steve Gomes (bass); Robb Stupka (drums); Joe Maher, Jessie Yawn (background vocals).

Producers: Darrell Nulisch, David Earl, Steve Gomes.
         

tracks:


1    You Tore My Playhouse Down           
2    Getaway Place           
3    After All           
4    Love Changes Things           
5    Worried Dream           
6    I Like Your Style           
7    Where My Baby Is           
     8    Once In a Lifetime Love           
     9    Mean Old World           
10    Trick or Treat 





newlink

lundi 26 septembre 2011

THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS SWEET INSPIRATIONS

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1967                            SD 8155 


credits :

unknown (tp, tb, ts, bars?, p, org, 2 g, el-b, d)
Cissy Houston (lead vo) Estelle Brown,
Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith (vo)

NYC, April 25, 1967

     12313    Let It Be Me
12314    Why (Am I Treated So Bad)

others replaces unknown (tp, tb, ts, bars?, p, org, 2 g, el-b, d)

NYC, June 7, 1967

12521    Knock On Wood

same personnel

Memphis, TN, August 24, 1967

12937    Reach Out For Me
12939    Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
12940    Here I Am (Take Me)
12941    Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
12942    Blues Stay Away From Me
12943    I'm Blue
12944    Sweet Inspiration
12945    Don't Fight It
12946    Oh! What A Fool I've Been

  Design – Loring Eutemey
Engineer – Chips Moman, Darryl Carter
Photography By – Stephen Paley
Producer – Tom Dowd, Tommy Cogbill
Supervised By – Jerry Wexler


tracks:


A1        Oh! What A Fool I've Been
Written-By – Wallace Pennington*, Darryl Carter, Lindon Dewey Oldham*  
A2        Blues Stay Away From Me
Written-By – Alton Delmore, Henry Glover, Rabon Delmore, Wayne Raney 
A3        Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
Written-By – Aretha Franklin  
A4        Knock On Wood
Written-By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper  
A5        Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
Written-By – Chips Moman, Dan Penn   
A6        Don't Fight It
Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett   
B1        Sweet Inspiration
Written-By – Wallace Pennington*, Lindon Dewey Oldham*  
B2        Let It Be Me
Written-By – Gilbert Becaud*, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoe*   
B3        I'm Blue
Written-By – Ike Turner*   
B4        Reach Out For Me
Written-By – Burt Bacharach*, Hal David*  
B5        Here I Am (Take Me)
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes  
B6        Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
Written-By – Roebuck Staples*
  



updated link