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 27 septembre 2012


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                            SD 1475  

credits and sessions recording

Jimmy Owens (tp, flh) Herbie Mann (fl) Hachig Thomas Kazarian (cl)
 Mohammed Elakkad (zither) Chick Ganimian (oud) Reggie Workman (b)
 Bruno Carr (d) Moulay "Ali" Hafid, Robert Marashlian (per)
NYC, March 7, 1966
9988 Uskudar
9989 Yavuz
9990 Dance Of The Semites
add Joe Orange, Julian Priester (tb) Attila Zoller (g) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (per)
NYC, March 22, 1966
10049 Do Wah Diddy Diddy
10050 The Oud And The Pussy Cat
Jimmy Owens (tp, flh) Herbie Mann (fl) Gloria Agostini (harp)
 Anahid Ajemian, Alfred Brown, Bernard Eichen, Leo Kahn, 
Leo Kruczek, Charles Libove, Dave Markowitz, Charles McCracken,
 Marvin Morgenstern, David Nadien, George Ockner, Raoul Poliakin,
 Max Pollikoff, George Ricci, Aaron Rosand, Alan Shulman,
 Sylvan Shulman, Tosha Tamaroff, Karen Tuttle, Emanuel Vardi,
 Jack Zayde (strings) Gene Bertoncini (g) Richard Davis (b) 
Mel Lewis (d) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga) Phil Kraus (per)
 Arif Mardin (arr, dir)
NYC, April 5, 1966
10091 Eli Eli
Herbie Mann (fl, afl) Roy Ayers (vib) Chick Ganimian (oud)
 Reggie Workman (b)Bruno Carr (d) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga)
 Hachig Thomas Kazarian, Geraldine Swee (per)
NYC, November 9, 1966
11150 Odalisque
11151 Turkish Coffee
11152 Incense

tracks list:

A1 Turkish Coffee 5:00
A2 Incense
Flute [Alto] – Herbie Mann
A3 Odalisque 7:40
A4 Do Wah Diddy Diddy 2:36
B1 Uskudar 3:37
B2 The Oud And The Pussycat 5:03
B3 Yavuz 4:36
B4 Dance Of The Semites 4:27
B5 Eli Eli
Arranged By – Torrie Zito
Bass – Richard Davis (2)
Harp – Gloria Agostini
Strings – Aaron Rosand, Al Schulman*, Al Brown*, 
Anahid Ajemian, Bernard Eichen, Charles Libove, 
Charles McCracken, Dave Mankowitz*, David Nadien,
 Emanuel Vardi, George Ockner, George Ricci, Jack Zayde,
 Karen Tuttle, Leo Kahn, Leo Kruczek, Marvin Morgenstern,
 Max Pollikoff, Raoul Pollakin*, Sylvan Schulman*, Tosha Samaroff

dimanche 23 septembre 2012


RCA Victor RECORDS 1968                           LSP-3957

Studio album by José Feliciano
Released June 1968
Producer Rick Jarrard


José Feliciano - guitar, vocals, arrangments
Ray Brown - bass
Milt Holland - percussion
Jim Horn - alto flute, recorder
George Tipton - orchestration, string & woodwind arrangements
Perry Botkin Jr - arrangements
Rick Jarrard - producer

recorded at:

 RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, 
California on November 21, 1967 and January 5 & 6, 1968

tracks list:

"California Dreamin'" (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips)
"Light My Fire" (Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore)
"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (Gerry Marsden)
"In My Life" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
"And I Love Her" (Lennon, McCartney)
"Nena Na Na" (Jorge Ben)
"Always Something There to Remind Me" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
"Just a Little Bit of Rain"
"Sunny" (Bobby Hebb)
"Here, There and Everywhere" (Lennon, McCartney)
"The Last Thing on My Mind" (Tom Paxton)


PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS 1967                      ST 20118


Bass – William "Buddy" Woodson*
Conductor – Gerald Wilson
Drums – Carl Lott
Organ – Jack Wilson
Piano – Phil Moore III
Saxophone [Alto] – Anthony Ortega, Ray Bojorquez
Saxophone [Baritone], Tuba – Howard Johnson (3)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Hadley Caliman, Harold Land
Trombone – Don Switzer, Lester Robertson, Mike Barone, Thurman Green
Trumpet – Al Porcino, Alex Rodriguez, Charles Tolliver,
 Dick Forest, Gary Barone, Larry McGuire

Engineer – Wally Heider

Producer – Albert Marx, Richard Bock

Recorded live March 31 & April 1-2 at Marty's-On-The-Hill in Los Angeles.

A1 Paper Man

Arranged By – Charles Tolliver
A2 I Should Care
Arranged By – Dick Grove
A3 I've Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Arranged By – Gerald Wilson
A4 The "IT's" Where It's At
Arranged By – Gerald Wilson
B1 Blues For A Scorpio
Arranged By – Mike Barone
B2 Li'l Darlin' 5:17
B3 Misty
Arranged By – Mike Barone
B4 Viva Tirado
Arranged By – Gerald Wilson

jeudi 20 septembre 2012

JOE CUBA Cha Cha Cha's To Soothe The Savage Beast

MARDI GRAS RECORDS 1964                      LP-5021

Joe Cuba and Orchestra 

Recorded: NYC 1964 

tracks list:

01 Dirty Faces
02 El Botecito
03 Around The World
04 Donkey Serenade
05 Bayamo
06 Mad Merengue
07 I Talk To The Trees
08 El Agua No
09 Magic Is The Moonlight
10 Con Mi Mambo

mardi 18 septembre 2012


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1973                       PR 24026

same contents as Fantasy LP 3295 + LP 3341.


Cal Tjader (vibes);
Al McKibbon (bass);
Paul Horn (flute);
Lonnie Hewitt (piano, drums);
Willie Bobo (drums, timbales);
Mongo Santamaría (congas, bongos, percussion)

recorded at:
"Sunset Auditorium", Carmel, CA, April 20, 1959

tracks list:

01  Doxy
02  Afro Blue
03  Laura
04  Walkin' With Wally
05  We'll be Together Again
06  'Round Midnight
07  Love me or Leave me
08  Tú Crees Que
09  S. S. Groove
10  A Night in Tunisia
11  Bess, You is my Woman
12  Lover Come Back to me
13  Tumbao


lundi 10 septembre 2012


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1960     BLP 4050 / BST 84050

Home Cookin' is an album by American jazz organist Jimmy Smith 
featuring performances recorded in 1958 and 1959 and 
released on the Blue Note label, in 1960 for the mono version
and 1964 for stereo


Drums – Donald Bailey
Guitar – Kenny Burrell
Organ – Jimmy Smith
Saxophone [Tenor] – Percy France

A) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 15, 1958

Jimmy Smith (org)
Kenny Burrell (g)
Donald Bailey (d)

Session Index - 

tk.11 Motorin' Along
tk.7 Since I Fell For You

B) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 24, 1959

same personnel

Session Index - 

tk.12 Groanin'
tk.14 I Got A Woman

C) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 16, 1959

Same personnel
add Percy France (ts)

Session Index - 

tk.4 Messin' Around
tk.8 Sugar Hill
tk.10 Gracie
tk.14 Come On Baby
tk.19 See See Rider
tk.18 Apostrophe

producer Alfred Lion  
engineer Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 See See Rider
Written-By – Ma Rainey
A2 Sugar Hill
Written-By – Kenny Burrell
A3 I Got A Woman
Written-By – Ray Charles
A4 Messin' Around
Written-By – Jimmy Smith
B1 Gracie
Written-By – Jimmy Smith
B2 Come On Baby
Written-By – Kenny Burrell
B3 Motorin' Along
Written-By – Jimmy McGriff

dimanche 9 septembre 2012


JUBILEE RECORDS 1965                                           7002


Engineer – Craig Brown
Photography By [Cover] – Frank Lerner
Producer – Bob Stephens
Vocals – Manny Roman, Willie Torres

Recorded at Select Sound Studios.

A1 Abaniquito 3:05

A2 Cuchy Frito Man 3:03
A3 Shadow Of Your Smile 3:05
A4 Loco Y Contento 5:05
A5 Hi, Hi, Hi 4:18
B1 En El Barrio 5:25
B2 Sonando 3:54
B3 Guaguanco Para Los Pollos 4:30
B4 Gozando Mi Son 4:45

mardi 4 septembre 2012


JUBILEE RECORDS 1963                                JGS 7000


Arranged By – Pete Terrace
Design – Stephen P. Haas Studios
Producer – Bob Stephens
Vocals – Manny Roman

tracks list:

A1 Confusion 2:46

A2 Chanchullo 2:53
A3 Si Te Contra 3:01
A4 El Guajiro 2:55
A5 Oye Carmela 2:42
B1 Ray's Beat 2:16
B2 Ay Que Frio 2:30
B3 Watermelon Man 2:42
B4 Tu No Me Quires 2:32
B5 Mi Mambo 2:52