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 26 janvier 2015


      MERCURY RECORDS 1972                     SRM-1-648     


 Art Direction – Des Strobel
Backing Vocals – Brenda Lee Eager, Peaches
Congas, Bongos – Master Henry Gibson
Guitar Robert Bowles
Keyboards Reginald Burke
Bass Wayne Douglas
Drums, Percussions Ira Gates

Producer, Arranged By, Bass – Wayne Douglas
Producer, Arranged By, Drums, Percussion – Ira Gates
Producer, Arranged By, Guitar – Robert Bowles
Producer, Arranged By, Keyboards – Reginald Burke*

Presenter, Liner Notes – Jerry Butler

Universal Recording Studio - Memphis, Tenn.
P.S. Recording Studio, Chicago, Ill.

Engineer [P. S. Recording Studio] – Paul Serano
Engineer  – Fred Breitberg Engineer [Universal],
Engineer [Re-Mix Engineer, Ardent] – Steve Stepanian

tracks list:

A1 I Wanna Be Where You Are
Written-By – A. Ross*, L. Ware*
A2 Come Together
Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*
A3 Ain't Understanding Mellow
Written-By – H. Polk*, H. Talbert*
A4 It's Down To That
Written-By – R. Bowles*, I. Gates*, R. Burke*, W. Douglas*
A5 Never Give You Up
Written-By – K. Gamble-L. Huff*, J. Butler*
B1 Mr. Dream Merchant
Written-By – J. Ross*, L. Weiss*
B2 People Make The World Go Round 
(That's What Makes The World Go Round)
Written-By – L. Creed*, T. Bell*
B3 Only The Strong Survive
Written-By – K. Gamble-L. Huff*, J. Butler*
B4 People Got To Be Free
Written-By – E. Brigati, Jr.*, F. Cavaliere*
B5 To Be Continued
Written-By – R. Bowles*, I. Gates*, R. Burke*, W. Douglas*

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