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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...."

samedi 29 juin 2013

ILLINOIS JACQUET THES BLUES; THAT'S ME!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                                 PR 7731


credits:

Illinois Jacquet - tenor saxophone, bassoon
Wynton Kelly - piano
Tiny Grimes - guitar
Buster Williams - bass
Oliver Jackson - drums

Recorded September 16, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

tracks list:

 1 The Blues; That's Me! (Tiny Grimes) - 10:28
 2 Still King (Frank Foster, Illinois Jacquet) - 3:52
 3 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) - 6:53
 4 The Galloping Latin - 5:28
 5 For Once in My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) - 7:02
 6 Every Day I Have the Blues (Peter Chatman) - 6:25




vendredi 28 juin 2013

BEN WEBSTER & Frans Wieringa Trio AT EASE

EMBER RECORDS 1969                                     CJS 822

credits:

Tenor Saxophone  Ben Webster
Piano  Frans Wieringa
Bass  Gerard Holdgrefe
Drums  Tom Van Steenderen

tracks list:

A1 Benny's Tune 5:25
A2 Once In A While 5:35
A3 Ben's Blues 6:10
B1 Sweet Lorraine 6:10
B2 Hymne To Freedom 5:00
B3 St. Louis Blues 5:50


mardi 18 juin 2013

IKE & TINA TURNER AND THE IKETTES COME TOGETHER

LIBERTY RECORDS 1970                                    LST-7637


credits:
Tina Turner, Ike Turner, 
The Ikettes
Producer, Arranged By – Ike Turner
Engineer – Brent Maher (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)


tracks list:

A1 It Ain't Right (Lovin' To Be Lovin')
Written By – Ike Turner
2:34
A2 Too Much Woman (For A Henpecked Man)
Written By – Ike Turner
2:31
A3 Unlucky Creature
Written By – Ike Turner
2:25
A4 Young And Dumb
Written By – Ike Turner
2:50
A5 Honky Tonk Woman
Written By – K. RIchards, M. Jagger
3:10
A6 Come Together
Written By – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
3:37
B1 Why Can't We Be Happy
Written By – Ike Turner
3:49
B2 Contact High
Written By – Ike Turner
2:16
B3 Keep On Walkin' (Don't Look Back)
Written By – Ike Turner
2:07
B4 I Want To Take You Higher
Written By – Slyvester Stewart
2:51
B5 Evil Man
Written By – L. Weiss
3:25
B6 Doin' It
Written By – Ike Turner
2:41



lundi 17 juin 2013

RAM JOHN HOLDER BLACK LONDON BLUES

BEACON RECORDS 1969                                  BEAS 2


"Ram" John Holder was actually christened "John Holder" by his parents, 
who were devout members of the USA-based Pilgrim Holiness Church. 
He grew up in Georgetown, Guyana, during the 1940s / 1950s. Influenced 
by the church and the musical talents of his parents, he became quite 
accomplished playing the guitar. During the early '50s the strict, 
straight-laced Church membership was scandalized when he broke away 
and changed his name to "Ram" John. Holder began his performing career 
as a folk singer in New York. In 1962 he came to London and worked 
with Pearl Connor's Negro Theatre Workshop initially as a musician, 
and later as an actor. His theatre career saw him perform on 
the major stages in London such as the Royal National Theatre, 
the Donmar Warehouse and Bristol Old Vic.
Holder is a talented musician, who has recorded a number of 
albums: Black London Blues (1969), Bootleg Blues (1971), 
You Simply Are... (1975) and Ram Blues & Soul. He has also 
released various singles and contributed to soundtracks for 
film and television, including three songs for 
the film adaptation of Take a Girl Like You.



tracks list:

A1 Brixton Blues 3:19
A2 Pub Crawling Blues 5:21
A3 Too Much Blues 4:08
A4 Notting Hill Eviction Blues 3:27
A5 Black London Blues 3:19
B1 Ladbroke Grove Blues 3:04
B2 Sleeping Alone Tonight Blues 3:34
B3 Wimpy Bar Blues 5:28
B4 Piccadilly Circus Blues 4:20
B5 Hampstead To Lose The Blues 4:11






dimanche 16 juin 2013

HAROLD JOHNSON SEXTET EVERYBODY LOVES A WINNER

REVUE RECORDS 1968                                    RS 7204

credits:

Arranged By – Reggie Andrews
Bass – Jimmy Nash
Drums – Leon Chandler
Flute – David Crawford
Percussion [Conga Drums] – Billy Jackson 
Piano – Harold Johnson
Saxophone [Tenor] – Mike Shaw 
Vibraphone – Larry Nash


Producer – Harry Mitchell, Steve Topley


tracks list:

A1 Kealiians 4:52
A2 We're A Winner 2:55
A3 Be Quiet Man 4:25
A4 Afro Freak 3:07
A5 Lime Water 2:00
B1 Baila Cinderella 4:11
B2 Natural Napy 2:36
B3 Cruising 4:00
B4 Nature Boy 4:00
B5 Erewhon 2:01




mercredi 12 juin 2013

GEORGE SEMPER MAKIN' WAVES

IMPERIAL RECORDS 1966                               LP-12327



tracks list:

A1 Collard Greens
Written-By – G. Semper*
2:06
A2 I Can't Stop Loving You
Written-By – D. Gibson*
2:37
A3 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written-By – Jagger-Richards
2:48
A4 Hog Maws N' Cabbage
Written-By – G. Semper*
2:48
A5 Get Out Of My Life Woman
Written-By – A. Toussaint*
2:45
A6 Medley: Where Did Our Love Go, 1-2-3, 
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Written-By – White*, Holland-Dozier-Holland, 
Madera*, Borisoff*
2:35
B1 Corn Bread N' Chitlins
Written-By – G. Semper*
2:41
B2 What Now My Love (Et Maintenant)
Written-By – G. Becaud*
2:28
B3 Memphis
Written-By – C. Berry*
2:20
B4 Green Onions
Written-By – Jackson Jr.*, Jones*, 
Steinberg*, Cropper*
2:21
B5 Shortin' Bread
Arranged By – G. Semper*
2:25
B8 Soldier Boy Blues
Written-By – G. Semper*
4:03











vendredi 7 juin 2013

LARRY YOUNG CONTRASTS

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1967                            BST 84266


credits:

Larry Young - organ
Hank White - flugelhorn (tracks 1, 2, 5-6)
Herbert Morgan, Tyrone Washington - tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 5-6)
Eddie Wright - guitar (tracks 1 & 4)
Eddie Gladden - drums
Stacey Edwards - congas (tracks 1, 2, 4-5)
Althea Young - vocals (track 4)


Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff

Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder September 18, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

tracks list:

A1 Majestic Soul
Written-By – Larry Young
11:55
A2 Evening
Written-By – Larry Young
7:10
B1 Major Affair
Written-By – Larry Young
3:45
B2 Wild Is The Wind
Vocals – Althea Young
Written-By – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
4:45
B3 Tender Feelings
Written-By – Tyrone Washington
6:50
B4 Means Happiness
Written-By – Larry Young
4:40





jeudi 6 juin 2013

NINA SIMONE HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL

PHILIPS RECORDS 1967                                 PHS 600-219


credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Hal Mooney (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12)
Art Direction – Hollis King
Executive-producer – Ken Druker
Piano, Vocals – Nina Simone (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12)
Producer [Original] – Hal Mooney
Vocals – Nina Simone (tracks: 9)


Recorded August 26, 1966. Orchestra (tracks 1-8, 10-12) 

members unknown. Other musicians on track 9 unknown.



track list:



A1 Don't You Pay Them No Mind
Written-By – Robert Scott*, Richard Ahlert
A2 I'm Gonna Leave You
Written-By – Rudy Stevenson
A3 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Written-By – Chuck Berry
A4 Keeper Of The Flame
Written-By – Charles Derringer
A5 The Gal From Joe's
Written-By – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
A6 Take Me To The Water
Written-By – Nina Simone
B1 I'm Going Back Home
Written-By – Rudy Stevenson
B2 I Hold No Grudge
Written-By – Angelo Badalamenti, John Clifford
B3 Come Ye
Written-By – Nina Simone
B4 He Ain't Comin' Home No More
Written-By – Angelo Badalamenti, John Clifford
B5 Work Song
Written-By – Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown Jr.
B6 I Love My Baby
Written-By – Andy Stroud







mardi 4 juin 2013

LEE MORGAN ¡CARAMBA!

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1968                          BST 84289


¡Caramba! is an album by jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, 
released on the Blue Note label in 1968. It features 
performances by Morgan, Bennie Maupin, Cedar Walton, 
Reggie Workman and Billy Higgins with arrangements by Cal Massey.


credits:


Lee Morgan - trumpet
Bennie Maupin - tenor saxophone
Cedar Walton - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Billy Higgins - drums
Cal Massey - arranger



Producer – Francis Wolff

Recorded By   Rudy Van Gelder
Released 1968
Recorded May 3, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs


tracks list:


A1 Caramba 12:20
A2 Suicide City 7:32
B1 Cunning Lee 6:07
B2 Soulita 5:33
B3 Helen's Ritual 6:23







RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES WELCOME HOME

WORLD PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS 1968             ST-20147


credits:

Bass [Fender], Saxophone [Baritone] – Wilton Felder
Drums – Paul Humphrey
Guitar – George Freeman, Michael Anthony (5)
Organ, Piano – Richard "Groove" Holmes
Saxophone [Alto] – Anthony Ortega, 
Tom Scott (tracks: A2, B2, B3)
Saxophone [Tenor], Arranged By – Teddy Edwards
Trumpet – Chuck Findley

Arranged By, Piano – Joe Sample
Art Direction – Woody Woodward
Artwork By [Illustration] – Jon Dahlstrom
Design – Gabor Halmos

Producer – Richard Bock
Engineer – Bruce Ellison

tracks list:

A1 Groovin' Time
Written-By – Richard "Groove" Holmes
7:20
A2 Oklahoma Toad
Written-By – Dave Frishberg
2:11
A3 Upward Bound
Written-By – Joe Sample
4:56
B1 The Madison Time
Written-By – Eddie Morrison, Ray Bryant
5:35
B2 The Odd Couple (From The Motion Picture "The Odd Couple")
Written-By – Neal Hefti, Sammy Cahn
2:45
B3 I'm In The Mood For Love
Written-By – Dorothy Fields - Jimmy McHugh*
2:46
B4 98.6 - Lazy Day
Written-By – George Fischoff, Tony Powers
2:26
B5 Sunday Mornin'
Written-By – Margo Guryan
2:27