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 9 août 2012


UNI RECORDS 1969                                        LP73048

Everett began playing the piano and singing gospel music in church
 at the age of nine. She moved to Chicago in 1957 to pursue a career
 in secular music. She recorded for various small local Chicago soul labels,
 before she was signed in 1963 by Calvin Carter, A&R musical director of
 fast-growing independent label, Vee-Jay Records.
An initial single failed, but her second Vee-Jay release, a bluesy version
 of "You're No Good" (written by Clint Ballard, Jr. and later a  hit for Linda Ronstadt),
 just missed the U.S. top 50. Her next single, the catchy "The Shoop Shoop Song
 (It's in His Kiss)", was her biggest solo hit. The Rudy Clark song climbed to 6 on
 the Billboard Hot 100 and made #1 on the Cashbox R&B chart for three weeks.
After an unsuccessful year with ABC, a move to Uni brought another major
 success in 1969 with "There'll Come A Time", co-written by producer and 
lead singer of The Chi-Lites, Eugene Record. 

tracks list:

A1 You're Falling In Love
A2 Better Tomorow Than Today
A3 Maybe
A4 1900 Vesterday
A5 Sugar
A6 I Need A Chance
B1 I Can't Say No To You
B2 Hold On
B3 There'll Come A Time
B4 Take Me
B5 Is There A Chance For Me
B6 The Same Old Me

2 commentaires:

  1. My first introduction to Betty Everett, and I like it a lot! Just finished listening to the entire album and I'm still smiling...
    Many thanks