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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, 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 
      



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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 




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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