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...."

dimanche 15 novembre 2015


TAMLA  RECORDS 1970                                     TS310    

What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician
 Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary
 label Tamla Records.[1] Recording sessions for the album took
 place in June 1970 and March–May 1971 at Hitsville U.S.A.,
Golden World and United Sound Studios in Detroit and at The
Sound Factory in West Hollywood, California.
What's Going On was the first album on which Motown Records'
 main studio band, the group of session musicians known as
the Funk Brothers, received an official credit.


Alto Saxophone – Angelo Carlisi
Art Direction – Curtis McNair
Artwork [Graphic Supervision] – Tom Schlesinger
Backing Vocals – Andantes, The, Elgie Stover,
 Lem Barney, Mel Farr, Bobby Rodgers*
Baritone Saxophone – Tate Houston
Bass – Bob Babbit*, James Jamerson
Bass [String Bass] – Max Janowsky
Bongos – Earl DeRouen, Eddie Brown*
Celesta [Celeste] – Johnny Griffith
Cello – Edward Korkigian, Italo Babini,
Thaddeus Markiewicz
Conductor, Arranged By – David Van DePitte
Congas – Earl DeRouen, Eddie Brown*
Drums – Chet Forest
Flute – Dayna Hartwick, William Perich
Guitar – Joe Messina, Robert White
Harp – Carole Crosby
Liner Notes – Marvin Gaye
Percussion – Jack Ashford
Piano – Marvin Gaye
Producer – Marvin Gaye
Soloist, Alto Saxophone – Eli Fountain*
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – William "Wild Bill" Moore
Soprano Saxophone – Larry Nozero
Tambourine – Jack Ashford
Tenor Saxophone – George Benson
Trombone – Carl Raetz
Trumpet – John Trudell*, Maurice Davis
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Jack Brokensha
Viola – David Ireland, Edouard Kesner, Meyer Shapiro,
Nathan Gordon
Violin – Alvin Score, Beatriz Budinszky*,
 Felix Resnick,
 Gordon Staples, James Waring, Lillian Downs,
 Richard Margitza,
 Virginia Halfmann, Zinovi Bistritzky

Recorded    June–September 1970; March–May 1971
Hitsville U.S.A.
Golden World
United Sound Studios
(Detroit, Michigan)
The Sound Factory
(West Hollywood, California)

tracks list:

A1     What's Going On
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:51   
A2     What's Happening Brother
Written-By – J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 2:57   
A3     Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
Written-By – M. Gaye* 3:40   
A4     Save The Children
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:04   
A5     God Is Love
Written-By – A. Gaye*, E. Stover*, J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 2:31   
A6     Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Written-By – M. Gaye* 3:05   
B1     Right On
Written-By – E. Derouen*, M. Gaye* 7:20   
B2     Wholy Holy
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:20   
B3     Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written-By – J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 5:16   

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