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 14 juin 2014

TOMMY McCOOK The Best Of Tommy McCook And The Skatalites

HEARTBEAT RECORDS 1999                              HB 216

lp compilation


Alto Saxophone – Lester Sterling
Baritone Saxophone – Dennis Campbell*
Bass – Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Mason (tracks: B8)
Drums – Carl McLeod (tracks: B8), Lloyd Knibb*
Guitar – Ernest Ranglin (tracks: B8),
Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haines*
Harmonica – Charles "Organaire" Cameron
Percussion – Larry McDonald, Noel Seally*
Piano – Cecil Lloyd (tracks: B8), Jackie Mittoo
Tenor Saxophone – Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook
Trombone – Don Drummond
Trumpet – Billy Cooke (tracks: B8), Frank Anderson,
Johnny Moore, Oswald "Baba" Brooks*
 Voice – King Sporty

Engineer – Byron Smith (tracks: B8), C. S. Dodd*,
Graham Goodall (tracks: A5, B4, B6), Syd Bucknor
Recorded at Jamaica Recording and Publishing Co.,
Kingston, Jamaica, 1962 to 1965
(Tracks: A1, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A8, A9, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7)
Recorded at Federal Records (Tracks: A5, B4, B6)
Recorded at Treasure Isle Studio, Kingston Jamaica (Track B8). 

tracks list:

A1 Exodus 2:43
A2 Adam's Apple (A.k.a. Don't Bother Me No More) 2:26
A3 Ska Ba 2:55
A4 Freedom Sounds 3:42
A5 Latin Go Ska (A.k.a. Pachito Eche) 3:01
A6 Cow And Gate 2:51
A7 Don't Slam The Door 2:17
A8 Trotting In 3:03
A9 Road Block 2:15
B1 Ska Legion 3:08
B2 Peanut Vendor 3:12
B3 Sauvitt (A.k.a. Sauvito) 3:08
B4 Goldfinger 2:57
B5 Junior Jive 2:30
B6 A Little Bit Of Heaven 2:31
B7 Wheel And Turn 2:40
B8 Jazz Walking 3:19

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