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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 25 mars 2014

THE ROUTERS PLAY 1963's GREAT INSTRUMENTAL HITS

WARNER BROS RECORDS 1964                                   WS 1524


credits:

Formed in 1962 by Michael Z. Gordon, the Routers recordings
sometimes used session musicians in addition to the actual
group with the exception of Gordon who also formed another
successful group, The Marketts. Gordon composed another
Award winning composition, "Out Of Limits" with the Marketts.
Gordon played on almost all of The Routers and Marketts sessions.
The original line up of the group was Al Kait-lead guitar;
Lynn Frasier-tenor saxophone; Michael Zane Gordon-rhythm guitar, vocals;
Scott Walker (then recording as Scott Engel)-bass guitar; Randy Viers-drums.

Original line-up

    Al Kait - lead guitar
    Lynn Frasier - tenor saxophone
    Michael Zane Gordon - rhythm guitar, vocals
    Scott Walker - bass guitar
    Randy Viers - drums.

Later line-up

    Michael Zane Gordon - guitar
    Leon Russell - piano
    Hal Blaine - drums

tracks list:

A1 Washington Square    
A2 Wild Weekend    
A3 Wipeout    
A4 Guitar Man    
A5 Sting Ray    
A6 Marie Elena    
B1 Martian Hop    
B2 Telstar    
B3 Watermelon Man    
B4 Hot Pastrami    
B5 Pipeline    
B6 Memphis


 

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