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 30 août 2012


A Heavy Funk remake of his 1965 hit. 

lundi 27 août 2012

JIMMY WITHERSPOON The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues



Pete Thomas - tenor saxophone

Mike Vernon - percussion
Pete Wingfield - piano
Jimmy Witherspoon - vocals
Dick Heckstall Smith - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Steve Grainger - soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
Bob Jenkins Jr. - drums
Gary Shaw - guitar
John Bagot
Bob Ross - keyboards

Producer Mike Vernon; Tim Young 
Engineer Mike Vernon

tracks list:

1 You Got a Hold of My Heart
2 It Never Rains But It Pours
3 Real Bad Day
4 Sooner Or Later  
5 Killing Time  
6 Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues
7 Help Me Operator
8 Would Man Be Satisfied
9 Two Sides To Every Story
10 Wake Up Call
11 Think
12 You Ain't Foolin' Me

jeudi 23 août 2012


ROLLING STONES RECORDS 1971           COC 49101


Bass, Cowbell – Bill Wyman
Drums, Congas – Charlie Watts
Engineer – Glyn Johns
Guitar [Acoustic] – Howlin' Wolf (tracks: B4)
Guitar [Lead] – Eric Clapton
Guitar [Rhythm] – Hubert Sumlin
Harmonica – Howlin' Wolf (tracks: A4, B2), Jeff Carp
Piano – Ian Stewart (tracks: A1, B1, B5, B7), Lafayette Leake
 (tracks: A3, A4, B4), Steve Winwood
Producer – Norman Dayron
Vocals – Howlin' Wolf

A1 Rockin' Daddy

Bass – Phil Upchurch
A2 I Ain't Superstitious
Bass – Klaus Voormann
Drums – "Richie"*
Horns – Dennis Lansing, Joe Miller (10), Jordan Sandke
A3 Sitting On Top Of The World 3:51
A4 Worried About My Baby 2:55
A5 What A Woman! 3:02
A6 Poor Boy 3:04
B1 Built For Comfort 2:10
B2 Who's Been Talking?
Piano – John Simon
B3 The Red Rooster (Rehearsal) 1:58
B4 The Red Rooster 3:47
B5 Do The Do 2:20
B6 Highway 49 2:47
B7 Wang-Dang-Doodle 4:29

dimanche 19 août 2012


BOYD RECORDS 1961                              UAL 3162

Phil Upchurch (born 19 July 1941, Chicago, Illinois) 
is an American jazz and R&B guitarist and bassist.
Upchurch started his career working with The Kool Gents,
 The Dells, and The Spaniels before going on to work with
 Curtis Mayfield, Otis Rush and Jimmy Reed. He then returned 
to Chicago to play and record with Woody Herman, Stan Getz,
 Groove Holmes, B.B. King, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1961, 
when billed as the Philip Upchurch Combo, his recording 
of "You Can't Sit Down" sold over one million copies,
 and was awarded a gold disc

tracks list:

1. You Can't Sit Down (part One)
2. Oop Poop Adoo
3. Honest Injun
4. Pink Lollipop
5. Pogo
6. Cha Cha Cha Blues
7. You Can't Sit Down (part Two)
8. Straw Hat
9. Running Bear
10. Nothing But The Soul
11. Evad
12. Organ Boogie
13. Cha Cha Maracas
14. The Hog
15. That's Where It Is

samedi 11 août 2012


TAMLA RECORDS 1966                                           S 270

Take Two was a duet album by Motown label mates Marvin Gaye and 
Kim Weston, released August 25, 1966 on the Motown's Tamla label.
 The album was titled after its most successful selection, the Top 5
 R&B/Top 20 Pop hit "It Takes Two", which was to this point Gaye's 
most successful duet with another singer. The album also featured
 the modest hit "What Good Am I Without You?".
Shortly after this album was released, Weston left Motown in a dispute
 over royalties (coincidentally, Mary Wells had departed from Motown 
two years prior after also recording a duets album - Together - with Gaye).
 Weston's replacement as Gaye's duet partner was Tammi Terrell, who 
recorded several successful hit singles with Gaye during the late 1960s.


Lead (and additional background) vocals by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
Background vocals by The Andantes and The Spinners
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

Released August 25, 1966

Recorded 1964-1966; Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan, USA

tracks list:

A1 It Takes Two       Written-By – S. Moy*2:53

A2 I Love You, Yes I Do      Written By – S. Nix, S. Glover 2:18
A3 Baby I Need Your Loving        Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*3:09
A4 It's Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love) 
   Written-By – S. Moy*, V. Bullock*3:27
A5 Baby Say Yes      Written-By – K. Weston*  3:12
A6 What Good Am I Without You        Written By – A. Higdon2:50
B1 Till There Was You           Written By – M. Willson2:24
B2 Love Fell On Me     Written-By – S. Moy*2:25
B3 Secret Love    Written By – P. Webster, S. Fain 2:44
B4 I Want You 'Round  Written-By – Wm. Robinson* 2:24
B5 Heaven Sent You I Know  Written By – H. Cosby, V. Bullock 3:01
B6 When We're Together  Written-By – S. Moy*, V. Bullock* 2:36

vendredi 10 août 2012


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1958                      BLP 4003


Bass – Jymie Merritt
Drums – Art Blakey
Piano – Bobby Timmons
Producer – Alfred Lion
Tenor Saxophone – Benny Golson
Trumpet – Lee Morgan

Composed By – Benny Golson (tracks: A2 to B2)

Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Buck Hoeffler
Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
At – Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey October 30, 1958.
Blue Note Records Inc. 47 West 63rd NYC

tracks list:

A1 Moanin' Composed By – Bobby Timmons 9:30
A2 Are You Real 4:45
A3 Along Came Betty 6:05 The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite (7:15)
B1.1 First Theme: Drum Thunder
B1.2 Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
B1.3 Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
B2 Blues March 6:15
B3 Come Rain Or Come Shine Composed By – Mercer-Arlen* 5:45


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1958                               LP 8025

Yes Indeed!! is a R&B/soul album by Ray Charles, released in 1958
 by Atlantic. It was the second of three Atlantic LPs that compiled 
Charles' hit singles for the label. 

alternative cover:


Ray Charles - piano, vocals,Joshua Willis - trumpet (track 1)
Joe Bridgewater - trumpet (tracks 1, 6, 7, 9, 12),John Hunt - trumpet (tracks 2, 3, 5, 8, 14)
Marcus Belgrave - trumpet (tracks 4, 11),Lee Harper - trumpet (tracks 4, 11)
Ricky Harper - trumpet (tracks 6, 7, 12),Charles Whitley - trumpet (track 9)
Jesse Drakes - trumpet (track 13) Don Wilkerson - tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 9)
David Newman - tenor saxophone, alto saxophone (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14)
Sam Taylor - tenor saxophone (track 13) Cecil Payne - baritone saxophone (track 1)
Emmet Dennis - baritone saxophone (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 14)
David Newman - baritone saxophone (track 9) Dave McRae - baritone saxophone (track 13)
Wesley Jackson - guitar (track 9),Mickey Baker - guitar (track 13)
Paul West - bass (track 1), Roosevelt Sheffield - bass (tracks 2, 3, 5, 8, 14)
Edgar Willis - bass (tracks 4, 6, 7, 11, 12), Jimmy Bell - bass (track 9)
Lloyd Trotman - bass (track 13) ,Panoma Francis - drums (track 1)
William Peeples - drums (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14), Richie Goldberg - drums (tracks 4, 11)
Glenn Brooks - drums (track 9), Connie Kay - drums (track 13)
The Cookies - vocals (tracks 3, 8, 14), The Raelettes - vocals (tracks 6, 7, 12)
Mary Ann Fisher - vocals (tracks 6, 7, 12)[2]

Recorded :

September 11, 1952 - February 20, 1958 in New York City and Atlanta

tracks list:

A1 What Would I Do Without You
A2 It's All Right
A3 I Want To Know
A4 Yes Indeed!
A5 Get On The Right Track Baby
A6 Talkin' 'Bout You
A7 Swanee River Rock
B1 Lonely Avenue
B2 Blackjack
B3 The Sun Gonna Shine Again
B4 I Had A Dream
B5 A Want A Little Girl
B6 Heartbreaker
B7 Leave My Woman Alone

jeudi 9 août 2012


original cover

VEE JAY RECORDS 1961                                 VJLP 1040     


Producer – Bill Sheppard

tracks list:

A1 Duke Of Earl
A2 Stand By Me
A3 Festival Of Love
A4 Daddy's Home
A5 I Wake Up Cryin'
A6 Turn On Your Love Light
B1 Nite Owl
B2 I'll Follow You
B3 Big Lie
B4 Kissin' In The Kitchen
B5 So Many Ways
B6 Lonely Island


ABC /TANGERINE RECORDS 1966               ABCS 544

Crying Time is a studio album by Ray Charles released
 in February 1966 as the first release on his label Tangerine, 
which was distributed by ABC Paramount.


Ray Charles – piano, vocals
Joe Adams – producer
William Alexander – album cover artist
George S. Whiteman – album cover design
Joe Lebow – liner notes
The Raelettes – performer

Recorded at:
R.P.M. International Studios, Los Angeles, California

tracks list:

A1 Crying Time 2:53
A2 No Use Crying 3:15
A3 Let's Go Get Stoned 2:57
A4 Going Down Slow 3:59
A5 Peace Of Mind 2:08
A6 Tears 4:31
B1 Drifting Blues 6:20
B2 We Don't See Eye To Eye 2:17
B3 You're In For A Big Surprise 3:28
B4 You're Just About To Lose Your Clown 1:54
B5 Don't You Think I Ought To Know 3:01
B6 You've Got A Problem 3:24


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