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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

JIMI "PRIME TIME" SMITH GIVE ME WINGS

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".



credits:


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










dimanche 29 juillet 2012

DON COVAY FUNKY YOYO

VERSATILE RECORDS 1977                           NED 1123



credits:

 Arranged By, Written-By, Producer – Don Covay
    Design – Bob Muller 
    Photography By – Bob Ross 

tracks list:


A1 Yo-Yo (Part 1) 3:56
A2 I Don't Think I Can Make It 3:54
A3 Three Time Loser 4:06
A4 An Ugly Woman (Is Twice As Sweet) 3:15
B1 Yo-Yo (Part 2) 4:40
B2 Love Is Sweeter On The Other Side 3:30
B3 You Can't Get Something For Nothing 2:32
B4 Your Love Has Got To Me 2:32















samedi 28 juillet 2012

BILLY BUTLER (guitarist) GUITAR SOUL!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                                    PR7734

Billy Butler (15 December 1925 – 20 March 1991) was an American
 soul jazz guitarist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 co-wrote, with Bill Doggett, the 1956 R&B hit "Honky Tonk".
 He was with the Doggett band from 1954 to 1964 and 
recorded many albums with the organist.



credits:

Acoustic Bass, Electric Guitar – Billy Butler (3)
Drums – Specs Powell
Electric Bass – Bob Bushnell
Organ – Sonny Phillips
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Saxophone [Varitone] – Seldon Powell

recorded at:


Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
September 22, 1969



tracks list:

A1 The Thumb
A2 Golden Earrings
A3 B & B Calypso
A4 Blow For The Crossing
B1 Autumn Nocturne / You Go To My Head
B2 Honky Tonk
B3 Seven Comes Eleven










ACE CANNON MEMPHIS GOLDEN HITS

HI RECORDS 1968                                        SHL 32040


John "Ace" Cannon (born 5 May 1934 in Grenada, Mississippi) 
is an American tenor and alto saxophonist. He played and toured
 with Hi Records stablemate Bill Black's Combo,and started
 a solo career with his record "Tuff" in 1961, using the Black 
combo as his backing group. "Tuff" hit #17 on the U.S. Billboard 
Hot 100 in 1962, and the follow-up single "Blues (Stay Away from Me)"
 hit #36 that same year.[1] In April 1965, he released Ace Cannon 
Live (HL 12025); according to the liner notes by Nick Pesce the album was 
recorded in front of a live audience inside Hi's recording studio, 
and Pesce claims this was the first time such an album had
 ever been recorded(as opposed to previous live albums 
recorded in concert venues).


tracks list:

A1 Last Night
    Written-By – Axton*, Newman*, Caple*, Smith*, Moman*
A2 Wooly Bully
    Written-By – Samudio*
A3 Haunted House
    Written-By – Geddins*
A4 Raunchy
    Written-By – Justis Jr.*, Manker* 
A5 "20 - 75"
    Written-By – Mitchell* 
A6 Green Onions
    Written-By – Jackson*, Jones*, Steinberg*, Cropper* 
B1 Tuff
    Written-By – Cannon* 
B2 Walking The Dog
    Written-By – Thomas* 
B3 In The Midnight Hour
    Written-By – Cropper*, Pickett* 
B4 Baby Let's Play House
    Written-By – Gunter* 
B5 White Silver Sands
    Written-By – Matthews*, Hart*
B6 I Walk The LIne
    Written-By – Cash* 
























mercredi 25 juillet 2012

JIMMY McGRIFF BLUE TO THE BONE

MILESTONES RECORDS 1988                    M-9163


credits:

Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Bill Easley
Art Direction – Phil Carroll
Drums – Bernard Purdie
Guitar – Melvin Sparks
Organ – Jimmy McGriff
Trombone – Al Grey

Art Direction – Phil Carroll
Design – Gilles Margerin
Typography [Lettering] – Karl Hauk
Mastered By – George Horn
Photography By – Phil Bray
Producer – Bob Porter
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder

Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Mastered At – Fantasy Studios

tracks list:



A1 Ain't That Funk For You  Written-By – Al Grey 6:27
A2 For All We Know Written-By – Coots*, Lewis* 5:11
A3 Don't Get Around Much Anymore Written-By – Duke Ellington 10:18
B1 Secret Love Written-By – Webster*, Fain* 9:06
B2 Hangin' In Written-By – McGriff*, Sparks* 7:44
B3 After The Dark Written-By – Reggie Marks 5:35



















mardi 24 juillet 2012

JOHNNY HAMMOND SMITH LOVE POTION N°9

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1966                     PR 7482


credits:


Drums – John Harris 
Guitar – Eddie Diehl
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Tenor Saxophone – Gene Walker 
Trumpet – Virgil Jones

Producer – Cal Lampley
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 28, 1966

tracks list:

A1 Love Potion #9 2:50
A2 A Taste Of Honey 3:20
A3 The Impossible Dream 3:10
A4 Blues On Sunday 5:10
B1 Sunny 3:10
B2 The Shadow Of Your Smile 3:40
B3 Kimberly's Delight 2:50
B4 Up Comes Monday 5:30















dimanche 22 juillet 2012

ELVIN JONES & RICHARD DAVIS HEAVY SOUNDS

IMPULSE RECORDS 1967                                  AS-9160


Heavy Sounds is an album by American jazz drummer 
Elvin Jones and bassist Richard Davis
 recorded in 1967 and released on the Impuse! label.


credits:


Bass – Richard Davis (2)
Drums – Elvin Jones
Piano – Billy Greene (tracks: A1 to A3, B2, B3)
Tenor Saxophone – Frank Foster (tracks: A1 to A3, B2, B3)

Engineer – Bob Simpson
Producer – Bob Thiele
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1967


tracks list:



A1 Raunchy Rita 11:34
A2 Shiny Stockings 5:10
A3 M. E. 2:39
B1 Summertime 11:33
B2 Elvin's Guitar Blues Guitar – Elvin Jones 3:27
B3 Here's That Rainy Day 7:00



















mercredi 4 juillet 2012

BROTHER JACK MCDUFF SCREAMIN'

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1962                       PRLP 7259 


also issued on Original Jazz Classics OJCCD 875-2.




credits:

Leo Wright (as) Brother Jack McDuff (org) 
Kenny Burrell (g) 
Joe Dukes (d)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 23, 1962



tracks list:

A1 He's A Real Gone Guy
A2 Soulful Drums
A3 After Hours
B1 Screamin'
B2 I Cover The Waterfront
B3 One O'Clock Jump

   














lundi 2 juillet 2012

QUARTETTE TRES BIEN OUR THING

DECCA RECORDS 1967                                    DL 75044


tracks list:

A1 Sunny
Written-By – Bobby Hebb
A2 Alfie
Written-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David 
A3 Goodbye
Piano – Gordon Jenkins 
A4 Wish You Were Here
Written-By – Harold Rome 
A5 I Am That I Am
Written-By – Percy James 
B1 Sunrise, Sunset
Written-By – Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick 
B2 Invitation
Written-By – Bronislau Kaper*, Paul Francis Webster 
B3 The More I See You
Written-By – Harry Warren (2), Mack Gordon 
B4 The Sound Of Music
Written-By – Oscar Hammerstein 2nd*, Richard Rodgers 











dimanche 1 juillet 2012

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