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 29 mars 2012


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1964                             SD8104 

His debut single there with the Goodtimers, "Mercy Mercy"
 (accompanied by a young Jimi Hendrix on guitar),
 established his earthy bluesy style. Atlantic bought his contract,
 but, while several R&B hits followed, it was a year before
 Covay returned to the pop chart. "See Saw", co-written with
 Steve Cropper and recorded at Stax, paved the way for more hit

credits and sessions recording :

 unknown (p, g, b) Bernard Purdie (d) Don Covay (vo)
NYC, May 13, 1964
7873    Can't Stay Away
Don Covay (vo) and others
NYC, May 18, 1964
7879    Mercy, Mercy
Bob Bushnell (g) Ron Miller (b?) Bernard Purdie (d) Don Covay (vo)
NYC, October 1, 1964
8248    Take This Hurt Off Me
Dud Bascomb (tp) Buddy Lucas (ts) Haywood Henry (bars)
 Horace Ott (p, org) Bob Bushnell, Billy Butler (g) Ron

Miller (b?) Bernard Purdie (d) Don Covay (vo)
NYC, October 3, 1964
8246    Just Because
8247    Come On In
Horace Ott (p, org) Bob Bushnell, Harry Jensen (g) Ron Miller (b?)
 Bernard Purdie (d) Don Covay (vo)
NYC, October 4, 1964
8252    I'll Be Satisfied
8253    You Must Believe In Me
Bushnell plays (el-b). Wally Richardson (g) replaces Miller
NYC, October 5, 1964
8243    Daddy Loves Baby
8244    Please Don't Let Me Know
8245    Can't Fight It Baby
Dud Bascomb (tp) Babe Clarke (ts) Horace Ott (p) Harry Jensen,
 Wally Richardson (g) Ron Miller (b?) Bob Bushnell

(bag) Bernard Purdie (d) Don Covay (vo)
8249    You're Good For Me
8251    Come See About Me

tracks list:

 A1         Mercy, Mercy       
A2         I'll Be Satisfied       
A3         Come On In       
A4         Can't Stay Away       
A5         Can't Fight It Baby       
A6         You're Good For Me       
B1         Take This Hurt Off Me       
B2         Daddy Loves Baby       
B3         Come See About Me       
B4         You Must Believe In Me       
B5         Please Don't Let Me Know       
B6         Just Because


mercredi 28 mars 2012


MILLION RECORDS 1972                                        1018 

 The Memphis Horns are an American horn section made
 famous by their many appearances on Stax Records.
 They have been called "arguably the greatest soul horn
 section ever." Originally a sextet, the Memphis Horns
 gradually slimmed down to a duo, Wayne Jackson on trumpet
 and Andrew Love on tenor saxophone.


 Backing Vocals – Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes
    Bass – Jim Johnson*
    Drums – Richie Simpson
    Drums [Congo] – Gary Jones (3)
    Flugelhorn – Wayne Jackson
    Flute – Andrew Love
    Guitar – David Mayo, Paul Cannon
    Horns [French] – Wayne Jackson
    Keyboards – Jay Spece*
    Producer – Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson
    Saxophone – Andrew Love, Ed Logan,
 Floyd Newman, James Mitchell
    Strings – Memphis Strings*
    Trombone – Jack Hale
    Trumpet – Wayne Jackson

tracks list:

A1         Horns For Everything     5:33    
  A2         Black Eyed Blues     2:57    
  A3         Candy People     3:12    
  A4         Super Soul Weekend     3:29    
B1         Young People     2:58    
B2         You Never Can Say Goodbye     3:48    
B3         Truckin'     3:08    
B4         Midnight Flier     3:22    
B5         Dusty     4:29     


lundi 26 mars 2012


SOUL RECORDS 1967                                         SS704 


 Lead vocals by Jimmy Ruffin
    Background vocals by the Originals (Freddie Gorman,
 Walter Gaines, Hank Dixon, Joe Stubbs)
 and the Andantes (Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, Louvain Demps)
    Instrumentation by the Funk Brothers
Producer     William Weatherspoon
William "Mickey" Stevenson

tracks lit:

A1 I've Passed This Way Before
    Written By – J. Dean, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:48    
A2 Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got
    Written By – B. Strong, N. Whitfield 2:40    
A3 What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
    Written By – J. Dean, P. Riser, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:57    
A4 As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love
    Written By – Wm. Robinson 2:51    
A5 Halfway To Paradise
    Written By – C. King, G. Goffin 2:59    
A6 Black Is Black
    Written By – Grainger, Hayes, Wadey 3:22    
B1 Bless You
    Written By – B. Mann, C. Weil 2:52    
B2 Since I've Lost You
    Written By – N. Whitfield 2:22    
B3 World So Wide, Nowhere To Hide (From Your Heart)
    Written By – J. Dean, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:49    
B4 I Want Her Love
    Written By – E. Holland, N. Whitfield 2:42    
B5 Tomorrow's Tears
    Written By – J. Dean, P. Riser, S. McMullen, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:58    
B6 How Can I Say I'm Sorry
    Written By – J. Gilliam, N. Whitfield, S. Potts 2:31

samedi 24 mars 2012


LIBERTY RECORDS 1971                                     LST-7650 


Art Direction – Ron Wolin
    Engineer – Brent Maher
    Photography By – Herb Kravitz
    Producer – Ike Turner

tracks list:

A1 Workin' Together
 Written-By – Eki Renrut* 3:36    
A2 (As Long As I Can) Get You When I Want You
    Written-By – George Jackson (3), Raymond Moore 2:25    
A3 Get Back
    Written-By – Lennon-McCartney 3:15    
A4 The Way You Love Me
    Written-By – Ike Turner 2:38    
A5 You Can Have It
    Written-By – Eki Renrut* 3:28    
A6 Game Of Love
    Written-By – Eki Renrut* 2:47    
B1 Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter
    Written-By – Aillene Bullock 2:40    
B2 Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    Written-By – Jessie Hill 3:35    
B3 Proud Mary
    Written-By – John Fogerty 4:48    
B4 Goodbye, So Long
    Written-By – Eki Renrut* 1:56    
B5 Let It Be
    Written-By – Lennon-McCartney 3:15

jeudi 22 mars 2012


MOTOWN RECORDS 1965                            MS 634 

Four Tops' Second Album (also known as Second Album)
 is a 1965 R&B studio album by vocal quartet the Four Tops.
Released     November 13, 1965


     Liner Notes – Scott St. James
    Producer – Holland & Dozier (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B6)
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B5)

    Renaldo Benson – vocals
    Abdul Fakir – vocals
    Lawrence Payton – keyboard, vocals
    Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
    Instrumentation by the Funk Brothers       

tracks list:

A1   I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
A2   Love Feels Like Fire
A3   Is There Anything That I Can Do
A4   Something About You
A5   It's The Same Old Song
A6   Helpless
B1   Just As Long As You Need Me
B2   Darling, I Hum Our Song
B3   I Like Everything About You
B4   Since You've Been Gone
B5   Stay In My Lonely Arms
B6   I'm Grateful

mercredi 21 mars 2012


MOTOWN RECORDS 1966                                   MS 647 

On Top is the third studio album recorded by the Four Tops, 
issued by Motown Records in July 1966.


             Renaldo Benson – vocals
    Abdul Fakir – vocals
    Lawrence Payton – keyboards, vocals
    Levi Stubbs – vocals

Producer – Holland & Dozier (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B6)

tracks list:

A1 I Got A Feeling
    Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland    
A2 Brenda
    Songwriter – Edward Holland, Jr.    
A3 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
    Producer – Ivy Jo Hunter Written-By – Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevie Wonder        
A4 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
    Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A5 Until You Love Someone
    Songwriter – Brian Holland        
A6 There's No Love Left
    Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland, James Dean (3)        
B1 Matchmaker
    written-By – Jerry Bock, Sheldon M. Harnuck*        
B2 Michelle
    Written-By – Lennon-McCartney        
B3 In The Still Of The Night
    Written-By – Cole Porter        
B4 Bluesette
    Written-By – Norman Gimbel, Jean Thielemans*        
B5 Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars
    Written-By – Antonio Jobim*, Gene Lees        
B6 Then
    Written-By – Robert Rogers, William Robinson*, Warren Moore

samedi 17 mars 2012


SOUL RECORDS 1969                                        SS708 

tracks list:

       A1         Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me     2:37    
A2         Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby     2:54    
A3         Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love     2:58    
A4         Farewell Is A Lonely Sound     2:56    
A5         Everybody Needs Love     2:53    
A6         96 Tears     2:28    
B1         It's Wonderful (To Be Loved By You)     2:45    
B2         Sad And Lonesome Feeling     2:13    
B3         Love Gives, Love Takes Away     2:59    
B4         I'll Say Forever My Love     2:57    
B5         You Got What It Takes     2:58    
B6         Lonely Lonely Man Am I     2: 32    

jeudi 15 mars 2012


COLUMBIA RECORDS                         88697 48242 

 The Complete Santana Woodstock Performance & 
The Original 1969 Studio Album SANTANA in LP


        Recorded Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair,
 Saturday, August 16, 1969 
engineer live recording:

Edwin H Kramer & lee Osborne

tracks list:

1-1         Waiting        
1-2         Evil Ways        
1-3         Shades Of Time        
1-4         Savor        
1-5         Jingo        
1-6         Persuasion        
1-7         Treat        
1-8         You Just Don't Care        
1-9         Soul Sacrifice        

      Recorded Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair,
 Saturday, August 16, 1969

2-1         Waiting        
2-2         Evil Ways*        
2-3         You Just Don't Care        
2-4         Savor        
2-5         Jingo        
2-6         Persuasion        
2-7         Soul Sacrifice        
2-8         Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries



samedi 3 mars 2012


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1966                                     PR 7491 


Mark Levine (tb)
Houston Person (ts)
Charles Boston (org)
      Frank Jones (d)         

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 16, 1966

Tracks list:
1. What The World Needs Now Is Love (Bacharach/David)
2. Underground Soul (Houston Person)
3. The Pimp (Houston Person)
4. Tears (Mark Levine)
5. Aleilula (Edu Lobo/Roy Guerra)
6. Ballin' (Wright)
7. If You Could See Me Now (Dameron/Sigman-Robbins)
8. Strike Up The Band (Gershwin)

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