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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...."

jeudi 30 mai 2013

THE MARVELETTES IN FULL BLOOM

TAMLA RECORDS 1969                                        TS288


Art Direction – Curtis McNair


tracks list:

A1 Seeing Is Believing
Written-By – J. Dean*, S. Bowden*, Wm. Weatherspoon*
2:57
A2 Sunshine Days
Written-By – J. Bradford*, R. Miner*
3:05
A3 That's How Heartaches Are Made
Written-By – B. Raleigh*, B. Halley*
2:55
A4 The Truth's Outside My Door
Written-By – J. Bradford*, R. Miner*
2:42
A5 I Have Someone (Who Loves Me Too)
Written-By – J. Dean*, P. Riser*, Wm. Weatherspoon*
2:54
A6 Uptown
Written-By – B. Mann, C. Well*
2:27
B1 At Last I See Love As It Really Is
Written-By – J. Dean*, S. McMullen*, Wm. Weatherspoon*
2:50
B2 Now Is The Time For Love
Written-By – J. Dean*, S. Bowden*, Wm. Weatherspoon*
2:50
B3 Too Many Tears, Too Many Times
Written-By – E. Dozier*, I. Hunter, Wm. Stevenson*
3:01
B4 Rainy Mourning
Written-By – B. Verdi*, I. Hunter*
2:51
B5 Everbody Knows (But You)
Written-By – H. Cosby*, W. Washington*
2:48
B6 Love Silent, Love Deep
Written-By – J. Dean*, Wm. Weatherspoon*
2:58









lundi 27 mai 2013

GRANT GREEN THE LATIN BIT

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1962                         BST 84111


credits:


Grant Green - guitar
Ike Quebec - tenor saxophone (tracks 8-9)
John Acea (tracks 1-7), Sonny Clark (tracks 8-9) - piano
Wendell Marshall - bass
Willie Bobo - drums
Carlos "Patato" Valdes - conga (tracks 1-6, 8-9)
Garvin Masseaux - chekere (tracks 1-6)


Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By [Recording By] – Rudy Van Gelder
Recorded on April 26 (tracks 1-7)

tracks list:


A1 Mambo Inn
Written-By – Woodlen*, Sampson*, Bauza*
A2 Besame Mucho
Written-By – Velasquez*, Skylar*
A3 Mama Inez
Written-By – Grenet*, Gilbert*
B1 Brazil
Written-By – Barroso*, Russell*
B2 Tico Tico
Written-By – Abreu*
B3 My Little Suede Shoes
Written-By – Charlie Parker


Bonus Tracks, Not Part Of Original LP 
recorded
September 7 1962


7 Blues For Jaunita
Written-By – Grant Green
7:02
8 Grenada
Written-By – Augustin Lara*
6:25
9 Hey There
Written-By – J. Ross*, R. Adler*
7:24





dimanche 26 mai 2013

SHIRLEY SCOTT & THE SOUL SAXES

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                                SD 1532

credits:

Alto Sax, Baritone Sax – Hank Crawford (tracks: B3, B4)
Drums – Bernard Purdie (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2),
Jimmy Johnson  (tracks: A2, B3, B4)
Electric Bass – Chuck Rainey (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B4), 
Jerry Jemmott (tracks: A3)
Guitar – Eric Gale
Organ, Piano – Shirley Scott
Piano – Richard Tee
Tenor Saxophone – David Newman* (tracks: A2), 
King Curtis (tracks: A1, B2)
Trumpet – Ernie Royal


Recorded at :

Atlantic Studios in New York City on September 10, 1968 
(track 3) and at Regent Sound Studios in New York City on 
July 9 (tracks 1, 4 & 5) and July 10 (tracks 2, 6 & 7), 1969


Engineer – Adrian Barber (tracks: A3), 

Bob Liftin (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B4)
Producer – Joel Dorn


tracks list:


A1 It's Your Thing
Written-By – O'Kelley Isley*, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
4:28
A2 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Written-By – Carole King, Gerry Goffin*, Jerry Wexler
4:09
A3 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Written-By – Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas
6:22
B1 You
Written-By – Ivy Hunter*, Jack Goga*, Jeffrey Owen*
5:40
B2 Stand By Me
Written-By – Ben E. King, Elmo Glick
4:03
B3 Get Back
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
4:47
B4 More Today Than Yesterday
Written-By – Patrick Upton
3:37





FONTELLA BASS THE NEW LOOK

CHECKER RECORDS 1965                              LP 2997

The New Look is a first studio album by Fontella Bass 
released on Checker Records 2997. 


Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, in November, 1965




tracks list:


A1 Our Day Will Come 3:45
A2 How Glad I Am 2:41
A3 Oh No, Not My Baby 2:39
A4 Rescue Me 2:50
A5 Gee Whiz 2:28
A6 I'm A Woman 2:29
B1 Since I Fell For You 3:24
B2 Impossible 2:49
B3 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 3:24
B4 Soul Of The Man 3:30
B5 Come And Get These Memories 2:18
B6 I Know 3:08













mercredi 22 mai 2013

SONNY STITT BLACK VIBRATIONS

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1971                            PR 10032


credits:

Sonny Stitt - Alto Saxophone (A1,B2), 
Tenor Saxophone [Varitone] (A2,A3,B1,B3)
Virgil Jones - Trumpet
Melvin Sparks - Guitar
Leon Spencer Jr. - Organ
Don Patterson  Organ (#A2,B1)
Idris Muhammad - Drums

Producer  Bob Porter
Recording Engineer  Rudy Van Gelder

Recorded 9th July, 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


tracks list:

A1. Goin' To D.C. {Leon Spencer Jr.} (7:23)
A2. Aires {Don Patterson, Sonny Stitt} (5:33)
A3. Black Vibrations {Leon Spencer Jr.} (6:41)
B1. Calling Card {Sonny Stitt} (6:26)
B2. Where Is Love? {Lionel Bart} (2:22)
B3. Them Funky Changes {Leon Spencer Jr.} (7:55)









lundi 20 mai 2013

JIMMY JAMES and The VAGABONDS THE NEW RELIGION

PICADILLY RECORDS 1966                    NPL 38027



US COVER ON ATCO RECORDS                     SD 33-222

and alternate cover:



credits:

Jimmy James - vocals  
Wallace Wilson - guitar
Phil Chen - guitar
CoLeson Chen - bass guitar
Carl Noel - organ
Fred Fredericks - saxophone
Carl Griffiths - saxophone
Rupert Balgobin - drums



 (uk) tracks list

A1 Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud
A2 This Heart Of Mine
A3 Do It Right
A4 I Gotta Dance To Keep From Cryin'
A5 I'm A Fool For You Girl
A6 Honest I Do
A7 Hi-Didley Dee Dum Dum (It's A Good Feelin')
B1 People Get Ready
B2 The Entertainer
B3 Come To Me Softly
B4 Little Boy Blue
B5 It's Growing
B6 Amen
B7 Ain't No Big Thing

note: two titles: "honest i do" and "Amen" are 
not on the us version of Atco





vendredi 17 mai 2013

BEN E KING SINGS FOR SOULFUL LOVERS

ATCO RECORDS 1962                                       33-137


Ben E. King Sings for Soulful Lovers is the second studio album by 
Ben E. King. The album was released by ATCO Records in 1962


credits and sessions recording:

Ben E. King With Claus Ogerman's Orchestra
Robert Mosely, Moe Wechsler (piano) Don Arnone, John "Bucky" Pizzarelli (guitar) 
Wendell Marshall (bass) Gary Chester (drums) Bob Rosengarden, Ted Sommer (percussion) 
Ben E. King (vocals) Ralph Bailey, Arthur Crier, Harold Johnson, Arnett Livingston, 
Carl Spencer (backing vocals) Claus Ogerman (director) unidentified 10 strings
NYC, December 14, 1961
5861 What A Difference A Day Made Atco LP 33-137
5862 He Will Break Your Heart -
5863 Because Of You -
5864 My Heart Cries For You Atco 6231, LP 33-137; Clarion LP 606

Ben E. King With Claus Ogerman's Orchestra

Paul Griffin (piano) Billy Mure (guitar) replaces Wechsler, Pizzarelli
NYC, December 18, 1961
5871 Will You Love Me Tomorrow Atco LP 33-137
5872 At Last -
5873 Dream Lover -
5874 It's All In The Game -

Ben E. King With Claus Ogerman's Orchestra

Joe Newman, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Romeo Penque (flute, alto saxophone) 
Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone) Paul Griffin, Robert Mosely (piano) 
Don Arnone, Al Caiola (guitar) Wendell Marshall (bass) Gary Chester (drums) 
Bob Rosengarden, Joe Venuto (percussion) Ben E. King (vocals) 
Claus Ogerman (director) unidentified 11 strings
NYC, December 21, 1961
5878 Moon River Atco LP 33-137
5881 My Foolish Heart -
5882 On The Street Where You Live -
5883 Ya Ya Atlantic unissued
5884 Fever Atco LP 33-137
* Atco LP 33-137, SD 33-137   Ben E. King Sings For Soulful Lovers

Arranged By, Conductor – Klaus Ogermann
Engineer – Phil Iehle, Tom Dowd



tracks list:


A1 My Heart Cries For You
Written-By – Carl Sigman, Percy Faith
2:17
A2 He Will Break Your Heart
Written-By – Calvin Carter, Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler
3:33
A3 Dream Lover
Written-By – Bobby Darin
2:38
A4 Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Written-By – Carole King, Gerry Goffin*
3:08
A5 My Foolish Heart
Written-By – Ned Washington, Victor Young
2:36
A6 Fever
Written-By – Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
2:55
B1 Moon River
Written-By – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer
2:51
B2 What A Difference A Day Made
Written-By – María Grever*, Stanley Adams
2:38
B3 Because Of You
Written-By – Arthur Hammerstein
2:56
B4 At Last
Written-By – Harry Warren (2), Mack Gordon
3:10
B5 On The Street Where You Live
Written-By – Alan Jay Lerner*, Frederick Loewe
3:43
B6 It's All In The Game
Written-By – Carl Sigman, Charles Dawes
2:49








mercredi 15 mai 2013

THE ELGINS DARLING BABY

VIP RECORDS 1966                                      VIP 400


Formed 1962, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
The Elgins comprised of, at varying times:
Sandra Edwards (later Sandra Mallett)
Cleo "duke" Miller
Robert Fleming
Norbert McClean
Johnny Dawson

credits:

Lead Vocals – Saundra Edwards
Liner Notes – Scott St. James
Producer – Holland & Dozier
Vocals – Cleo Miller, Johnny Dawson, Robert Fleming


tracks list:

A1 Darling Baby
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
2:34
A2 In The Midnight Hour
Written-By – Cropper*, Pickett*
2:12
A3 Heaven Must Have Sent You
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
2:40
A4 I Understand My Man
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
3:07
A5 Good Lovin'
Written-By – Resnick*, Clark*
2:38
A6 It's Gonna Be Hard Times
Written-By – B. Gordy Jr.*
2:23
B1 Put Yourself In My Place
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*, Thorton*
2:25
B2 634-5789
Written-By – Floyd*, Cropper*
2:25
B3 No Time For Tears
Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*
2:53
B4 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
2:52
B5 Stay In My Lonely Arms
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
3:01
B6 When A Man Loves A Woman
Written-By – Wright*, Lewis*
3:08






mardi 14 mai 2013

MILT BRUCKNER PLEASE, MR. ORGAN PLAYER

ARGO RECORDS 1960                                    LPS 670


credits:

James Campbell(alto sax)
Milt Buckner(organ)
Reggie Boyd(guitar)
Richard Evans(bass)
Maurice Sinclaire(drums)


recording at:

Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
May 26 & 27, 1960
Recording  Engineer: Ron Malo


tracks list:


A1 Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
A2 You're Lookin' Good
A3 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
A4 Blue Prelude
A5 Long Gone
B1 Please, Mr. Organ Player
B2 Sermonette
B3 'Round Midnight
B4 Buck'n The Blues
B5 Cry Me A River










mercredi 8 mai 2013

RON FEUER


DEL-FI RECORDS 1959                               DFLP 1209


DEL-FI RECORDS 1961                                   FLP-1215


credits;

Ron Feuer (organ), 
Frank Rosolino (trombone), Bill Perkins (tenor sax), Paul Moer (piano), 
Jimmy Bond (bass), and Billy Higgins [credited as Billy Wiggins] (drums). 


same tracks list on two lp's

A1 Too Close For Comfort
A2 Smile
A3 September Song
A4 Heather On The Hill
A5 Lullaby In Rhythm
B1 I'll Remember April
B2 I Love All Of You
B3 Robin's Nest
B4 The Best Thing For You Is Me
B5 Why Don't You Do Right









lundi 6 mai 2013

JOHN PATTON THE WAY I FEEL

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1964                           BLP 4174 


credits:


"Big" John Patton - organ

Richard Williams - trumpet (1-3, 5)
Fred Jackson - tenor saxophone, 
baritone saxophone (1-3, 5)
Grant Green - guitar
Ben Dixon - drums


Released 1964

Recorded June 19, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs


tracks list:

A1 The Rock
A2 The Way I Feel
B1 Jerry
B2 Davene
B3 Just 3/4







dimanche 5 mai 2013

JOHNNY "HAMMOND" SMITH with BYRDIE GREEN ‎ THE STINGER MEETS THE GOLDEN THRUSH

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1966                                  PR 7464

The Stinger Meets the Golden Thrush is an album by jazz organist 
Johnny "Hammond" Smith with vocalist Byrdie Green 
recorded for the Prestige label in 1966.


credits:

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - organ
Byrdie Green - vocals (tracks 2 & 6)
Otis Sutton - alto saxophone
Houston Person - tenor saxophone
Eddie McFadden - guitar
Leo Stevens - drums



Production

Cal Lampley - producer
Rudy Van Gelder - engineer


Recorded at 

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
January 4, 1966


tracks list:


A1 The Golden Thrush
Written-By – Smith*
3:20
A2  Stormy Monday Blues
Vocals – Byrdie Green
Written-By – Walker*
4:37
A3 Broadway
Written-By – Woode*, McRae*, Bird*
5:24
A4 On A Clear Day
Written-By – Lerner*, Lane*
4:23
B1 Oriole
Written-By – Smith*
3:55
B2 If I Ruled The World
Vocals – Byrdie Green
Written-By – Ornadel*, Bricusse*
3:22
B3 Blue Jay
Written-By – Smith*
5:20
B4 How I Lost My Love
Written-By – Snow*
5:35