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...."

jeudi 12 février 2015


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                        BST 84324


 Art Direction – Frank Gauna
Bass – Bob West, Wilton Felder
Conductor – Monk Higgins
Congas – Alan Estes, King Errisson
Drums – John Guerin, Paul Humphrey
Flute – Buddy Collette
Guitar – Al Vescovo*, Freddie Robinson
Percussion, Piano – Dee Ervin, Monk Higgins
Saxophone [Alto], Flute – Bill Green*
Saxophone [Tenor] – Plas Johnson
Trombone – Charles Loper
Trumpet – Blue Mitchell, Bobby Bryant

Recorded at RPM Studios, Los Angeles, California
on May 22 (tracks 2, 4 & 6)
and May 23 (tracks 1, 3, 5 & 7), 1969.
Engineer – Jim Saunders

tracks list:

A1 Hnic
Written-By – Blue Mitchell, Dee Ervin, Monk Higgins
A2 Flat Backing
Written-By – Dee Ervin, Monk Higgins
A3 Na Ta Ka
Written-By – Freddie Robinson
B1 Heads Down
Written-By – Dee Ervin, Monk Higgins
B2 Bantu Village
Written-By – Dee Ervin, Monk Higgins
B3 Blue Dashiki
Written-By – Freddie Robinson
B4 Bush Girl
Written-By – Dee Ervin, V.Pea

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