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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...."

lundi 25 avril 2016

BOB AND EARL HARLEM SHUFFLE

SUE RECORDS 1969                                               Ilp 951



This duo of Relf and Nelson recorded several singles for different labels,
before "Harlem Shuffle" in 1963. The song was written by Relf and Nelson,
arranged by Barry White, and produced by Fred Smith. It was based on a number
called "Slauson Shuffletime" (named after a boulevard in Los Angeles) by
another Los Angeles singer, Round Robin. When released on the Marc label,
"Harlem Shuffle" became a modest hit on the R&B chart. Its vocal interplay
directly influenced later duos such as Sam and Dave. However, its main
success came as late as 1969, when it was re-released in the UK and became
a Top Ten hit there. Reportedly, George Harrison called it his favourite
record of all time


tracks list:

A1 Baby It's over 2:45
A2 Dancin' Everywhere 2:57
A3 Your Time Is My Time 2:58
A4 Baby I'm Satisfied     2:47
A5 I'll Keep Running Back 2:50
A6 Harlem Shuffle 2:30
B1 My Woman 2:48
B2 The Sissy 2:30
B3 Your Lovin' Goes A Long Long Way
Written By – Nelson-Relf-Smith
B4 Puppet On A String
Written By – Bob Relf, Earl Nelson, Fred Smith
B5 Don't Ever Leave Me
Written By – Nelson-Relf-Smith
B6 Fancy Free
Written By – Bob Relf, Earl Nelson




2 commentaires:

  1. The old Tip and Joy LPs have a lot of filler on them. There's a '69 release (on a bunch of labels!)that's supposed to be good. Here's hoping yours is too!
    Thanks, as always.

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