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...."

jeudi 22 décembre 2011


POMPEII RECORDS 1969                          SD 6003       


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

1 commentaire:

  1. Superbe son et vraiment un roi du rhythm 'n' Blues , dommage qu'il fut horrible avec Tina Turner , mais cela ne peut enlever son coté musicalement pro. Groovement , Pierre 2