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...."

mardi 31 juillet 2012


ATOMIC THEORY CD 1998                                 ATM 1142

Recorded live at Blues Alley, in the heart of the warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis,
 Give Me Wings is a debut album for Jimi "Prime Time" Smith and the Prime Time Players, 
who are the house band there most weekends.
Backed by a host of terrific musicians, each with an extensive history of their own,
 Jimi has never sounded better. The Prime Time Players include Michael Pendergast 
on the Hammond B3 organ, Donald "Hye Pockets" Robertson on drums, and 
Mick Massof on bass. Also appearing on this CD are Minneapolis' West Bank fixture, 
Tom Burns on harmonica, on "U For Me", and Captain Jack McDuff on the B3, 
playing his own tune, "Walking The Dog".


Jimi "Prime Time" Smith (vocals, guitar); Mick Massof (vocals, bass);
 Donald "Hye Pockets" Robertson (vocals, drums); Tom Burns (harmonica);
 Captain Jack McDuff, Michael Pendergast (Hammond B-3 organ).

Recorded live at Blue Alley, Minneapolis, Minnesotta on May 29, 30, 1998.
Audio Mixer: Jonathan Akre.

tracks list:

  1 Killer Joe
  2 U For Me
  3 Give Me Wings
  4 If Trouble Was Money
  5 Tipping
  6 Walking the Dog
  7 When You're Doin' Alright
  8 Soul Fixin' Man
  9 Out on a Line
  10 One Woman Too Many
  11 I'll Play The Blues For You
  12 Last Night

1 commentaire:

  1. Very good album. As I was listening, I couldn't help but think how Smith would sound teamed up with Clapton? Pretty damned good I'd imagine!
    Many thanks