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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...."

jeudi 29 janvier 2015

JOHNNY LYTLE CLOSE ENOUGH FOR JAZZ

SOLID STATE RECORDS 1969                  SS 18056 


credits:

Bass – Paul West
Drums – Billy Nunn
Organ – Josell Carter
Producer – Sonny Lester
Vibraphone – Johnny Lytle
Vocals – Marcel Lytle

tracks list:


A1 Tenderly 3:03
A2 Just A Little Bit Of Holiness 2:44
A3 Gwink 3:40
A4 Embraceable You 3:55
B1 At Last 2:47
B2 Close Enough For Jazz 4:40
B3 Agapee / Polemos 6:28
B4 Baby, You Make Me Feel So Good 4:55





JACKIE IVORY SOUL DISCOVERY

ATCO RECORDS 1965                                SD 33 178


Jackie Ivory released his first album, Soul Discovery, 
in 1965. Ivory spent the 1960s and 70s as a sideman 
for artists such as Walker and Willis “Gator” Jackson. 

credits:

 Drums – Bill Nicks
Organ – Jackie Ivory
Tenor Saxophone – Paul Renfro

Recorded in Chicago at Univerdal Recording Corporation
Engineer Murray R. Allen


tracks list:

A1 High Heel Sneakers    
A2 Freddy The Freeloader    
A3 So What    
A4 I Left My Heart In San Francisco    
A5 The Monkey Woman    
B1 Lonely Avenue    
B2 Do It To Death    
B3 Sister Sadie    
B4 Thank Heaven



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mercredi 28 janvier 2015

RAY BRYANT TRIO LITTLE SUSIE

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1960                             CS 8244 


credits:

Bass – Tommy Bryant
    Drums – Eddie Locke, Gus Johnson
    Piano – Ray Bryant

tracks list:

A1 Little Susie    
A2 By Myself    
A3 Blues For Norine    
A4 Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed    
A5 Big Buddy    
B1 Willow Weep For Me    
B2 Greensleeves    
B3 So In Love    
B4 If I Can Just Make It    
B5 Misty




JOHNNY LYTLE THE VILLAGE CALLER!

RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1964                         RLP-9480 


also issued on Riverside RS 9480; 
Original Jazz Classics OJC 110, OJCCD 110-2.


credits:

Johnny Lytle - vibraphone
    Milton Harris - organ
    Bob Cranshaw - bass
    William "Peppy" Hinnant - drums
    Willie Rodriguez - percussion
     recorded:  
   
New York City: September 18, 1963


tracks list:

 A1 The Village Caller
Written-By – Lytle*
A2 On Green Dolphin Street
Written-By – Kaper*, Washington*
A3 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Written-By – Kern*, Hammerstein II*
A4 Pedro Stodder
Written-By – Lytle*
B1 Kevin Devin
Written-By – Lytle*
B2 You Don't Know What Love Is
Written-By – Raye*, DePaul*
B3 Unhappy Happy Soul
Written-By – Lytle*
B4 Solitude
Written-By – Ellington*, DeLange*, Mills*




mardi 27 janvier 2015

MONK HIGGINS EXTRA SOUL PERCEPTION

SOLID STATE RECORDS 1968                    SS-18046

credits:

Bass – Bob West, Ron Brown
    Congas – Jerry Williams
    Drums – John Guerin
    Flute – Jim Horn
    French Horn – David A. Duke*
    Guitar – Al Vescovo*, Arthur Adams, Freddy Robinson*
    Piano, Percussion – Miles Grayson
    Producer, Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone, Organ – Monk Higgins
    Producer, Percussion, Organ – Dee Ervin
    Strings [Under The Able Direction Of] – Sidney Sharp
    Trumpet – Thomas Scott
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – William Peterson
    Vibraphone, Percussion – Alan Estes


tracks list:

A1 Extra Soul Perception
Written-By – M. Higgins*
A2 The Look Of Slim
Written-By – M. Higgins*
A3 A Good Thing
Written-By – D. Ervin*
A4 Watermelon Man
Written-By – H. Hancock*
A5 Straight Ahead
Written-By – V. Pea*
A6 Canadian Sunset
Written-By – E. Heywood*, N. Gimbel*
B1 Collision In Black
Written-By – M. Higgins*
B2 Just Around The Corner
Written-By – V. Pea*
B3 Little Green Apples
Written-By – B. Russell*
B4 Poker Chips
Written-By – V. Pea*
B5 Sittin' Duck
Written-By – M. Higgins*
B6 Doing It To Deff
Written-By – M. Higgins*







BILLY STEWART TEACHES OLD STANDARDS NEW TRICKS

      CHESS RECORDS 1966                             LPS1513        




credits:

  Arranged By – Phil Wright
    Artwork By [Cover Design] – Bill Sharp, Howard Blume
    Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Ron Bradford
    Photography – Don S. Bronstein

    Producer – Billy Davis (2)
  Engineer – Doug Brand, Ron Malo

Recorded: December, 1966, at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago.


tracks list:

A1 Temptation
    Written-By – Freed*, Brown*
A2 Exodus
    Written-By – Gold*        
A3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    Written-By – Howard*        
A4 Let's Fall In Love
    Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler*        
A5 Somewhere
    Written-By – Bernstein*, Sondheim*        
A6 Ol' Man River
    Written-By – Kern*, Hammerstein*        
B1 Every Day I Have The Blues
    Written-By – Chatman*        
B2 Who Can I Turn To?
    Written-By – Newley*, Bricusee*        
B3 Moonlight In Vermont
    Written-By – Blackburn*, Suessdorf*        
B4 Secret Love
    Written-By – Webster*, Fain*    
B5 When I Fall In Love
    Written-By – Heyman*, Young*        
B6         It's All Right With Me




lundi 26 janvier 2015

THE TEMPTATIONS SING SMOKEY

GORDY RECORDS 1965                                G 912

credits:

 David Ruffin: vocals (all tracks except "Baby, Baby I Need You")
    Eddie Kendricks: vocals
    Paul Williams: vocals
    Melvin Franklin: vocals
    Otis Williams: vocals
    Elbridge "Al" Bryant: vocals ("Baby, Baby I Need You")
    The Andantes: background vocals ("It's Growing")
    Smokey Robinson: producer, Album executive producer

    Other [Liner Notes] – Berry Gordy, Jr.
    Producer – Bill "Smokey" Robinson*
    Written-By – Robinson*


Released March 22, 1965
Recorded 1964-1965


tracks list:


A1 The Way You Do The Things You Do
    Written By – Robinson-Rogers Written-By – Rogers* 2:35
A2 Baby, Baby I Need You 2:33
A3 My Girl
    Written By – Robinson-White Written-By – White* 2:53
A4 What Love Has Joined Together
    Written By – Robinson-Rogers Written-By – Rogers* 2:55
A5 You'll Lose A Precious Love 2:25
A6 It's Growing
    Written By – Robinson-Moore Written-By – Moore* 2:37
B1 Who's Lovin' You 2:55
B2 What's So Good About Goodbye 2:36
B3 You Beat Me To The Punch 2:43
B4 Way Over There 3:00
B5 You've Really Got A Hold On Me 2:58
B6 (You Can) Depend On Me
    Written By – Robinson-Gordy Written-By – Gordy* 2:31


THE ICE MAN'S BAND INTRODUCING

      MERCURY RECORDS 1972                     SRM-1-648     


credits:

 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

Recorded:
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*





GOOGIE RENE COMBO SMOKEY JOE'S LA LA

CLASS RECORDS 1966

single C-1517

A   Smokey Joe's La La 2:49

B    Needing You 2:31

 Written-By – Joan Sampson 

mercredi 21 janvier 2015

BOOGALOO JOE JONES NO WAY!!!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1971                      PRST 10004 



credits:

    Boogaloo Joe Jones - guitar
Grover Washington Jr. - tenor saxophone
Sonny Phillips - organ, electric piano (tracks 1-3 & 5)
Butch Cornell - organ (tracks 4 & 6)
Jimmy Lewis - electric bass
Bernard Purdie - drums
               
Recorded By:
 
 Rudy Van Gelder, November 23, 1970
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey   


track list:

A1 No Way 7:13    
A2 If You Were Mine 4:48    
A3 Georgia On My Mind 5:55    
B1 Sunshine Alley 7:05    
B2 I'll Be There 4:02    
B3 Holdin' Back 6:45



samedi 17 janvier 2015

RUSTY BRYANT FIRE EATER

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1970                       PR 10014


credits:

Drums – Idris Muhammad
Guitar – Wilbert Longmire
Organ – Bill Mason (tracks: A1, A2), 
Leon Spencer, Jr. (tracks: B1, B2)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Rusty Bryant


Producer [Supervision] – Bob Porter

Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
NYC, February 8, 1971

tracks list:

A1 Fire Eater
Written-By – Taylor*, Bryant*
9:30
A2 Free At Last
Written-By – Bryant*, Longmire*
8:35
B1 The Hooker
Written-By – Leon Spencer*
9:25
B2 Mister S.
Written-By – Leon Spencer*
7:45





RUSTY BRYANT Friday Night Funk For Saturday Night Brothers

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1972                          PR  10053


credits:

Bass [Electric] – Eddie Brookshire
   Congas, Percussion – Norman Jones
   Drums – Fred Masey
   Electric Piano, Organ – Khalid (Kenneth Moss)*
   Guitar – Harold Young
   Saxophone [Alto, Tenor] – Rusty Bryant

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 17, 1972
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder


tracks list:

A1 Friday Night Funk For Saturday Night Brothers 6:35
A2 Down By The Cuyahoga 8:35
A3 Have You Seen Her? 5:30
B1 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 7:00
B2 Blues For A Brother 8:05







mercredi 14 janvier 2015

RUSTY BRYANT NIGHT TRAIN NOW!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                            PR 7735  



credits:
Rusty Bryant - alto saxophone, 
tenor saxophone, varitone
    Jimmy Carter - organ
    Joe Jones - guitar
    Eddie Mathias - electric bass
    Bernard Purdie - drums


    Bob Porter - producer
    Rudy Van Gelder - engineer

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
 Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 6, 1969

track list:

A1 Cootie Boogaloo 5:52
A2 Funky Mama 5:50
A3 Funky Rabbits 5:35
B1 Night Train 5:20
B2 With These Hands 4:22
B3 Home Fries 5:50




mardi 13 janvier 2015

THE SPELLBINDERS THE MAGIC OF

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1966                      CS9314


credits:

members:
Bob Shivers, James Wright, Ben Grant,
McArthur Munford,  Elouise Pennington

tracks list:
 A1        We're Acting Like Lovers       
A2         For You       
A3         Self Defense       
A4         One Of A Kind       
A5         A Little On The Blue Side       
A6         Stone In Love       
B1         Baby, I Miss You       
B2         That's The Way You Make Me Feel       
B3         Chain Reaction       
B4         Long Lost Love       
B5         I Need Your Love




BARBARA WEST OH! LITTLE BOY

RONN RECORDS 1968                           REF RONN 22

credits:
Credits

Producer – Gene Kent
Written-By, Arranged By – T. McCall

Record Company – Jewel Records

tracks list:


B I'm A Fool For You, Baby 2:28


JOHNNY MOORE HAVEN'T I BEEN GOOD TO YOU

WAND RECORDS 1967                               single 1165


Credits

    Arranged By – J. Moore, A. Toussaint*
    Producer – Stanley Chaisson

A Haven't I Been Good To You
Written-By – J. Moore*, Alan Orange

B A Dollar Ninety Eight
Written-By – Davis*, Diamond*


RAMSEY LEWIS SOLAR WIND

        COLUMBIA RECORDS 1974                            KC 32897      

credits:

Ramsey Lewis - keyboards, ARP and Moog
Cleveland Eaton - bass, electric bass
Morris Jennings - drums, percussion
James L. Herson - Moog (tracks 2, 6 & 8)
Calvin Barnes - percussion (tracks 4 & 5)
Carl Mars, Ron Capone - drums (track 3)
Steve Cropper - guitar (tracks 1, 3, 7 & 9)

 Producer    
Steve Cropper, Ramsey Lewis and Cleveland Eaton

Engineer [Remix At Sigma Sound Philadelphia] –
Jay Mark (tracks: A2, A3, A4, B1, B2)
Engineer [Trans Maximus Sound Memphis] –
Jimmy Tarbutton (2)* (tracks: A1, B3, B5)
Engineer, Mixed By [Trans Maximus Sound Memphis] –
Ron Capone (tracks: A1, B3, B5)

Recorded     1974
Recorded at Trans Maximus Inc. Recording Studios,
Memphis (tracks 1, 7 & 9)
and CBS Recording Studios, Chicago (tracks 2-6 & 8)


tracks list:

A1 Sweet And Tender
Written-By – C. Marsh*, S. Cropper*
A2 Hummingbird
Written-By – Seals - Crofts*
A3 Solar Wind
Written-By – C. Marsh*, S. Cropper*
A4 Jamaican Marketplace
Written-By – C. Eaton*, R. Lewis*
B1 The Everywhere Calypso
Written-By – S. Rollins*
B2 Summer Breeze
Written-By – Seals - Crofts*
B3 Loves Me Like A Rock
Written-By – P. Simon*
B4 Come Down In Time
Written-By – E. John - B. Taupin*
B5 Love For A Day
Written-By – C. Marsh*, S. Cropper*





lundi 12 janvier 2015

BILL BLACK'S COMBO MR BEAT

HI RECORDS 1965                                       HL 12027


credits:

Engineer – Ray Harris
Producer – Joe Cuogh


tracks list:

A1 Spootin'
Written By – Arnold
A2 It's All In The Game
Written By – Charles; Dawas; Sigman
A3 North To Alaska
Written By – Philips
A4 Mr. Beat
Written By – Arnold
A5 Side By Side
Written By – Woods
A6 Black Beat
Written By – Arnold
B1 Talk Back Trembling Lips
Written By – Laudermilk
B2 Oh Lonesome Me
Written By – Gibson
B3 From Here To Eternity
Written By – Wells; Karger
B4 Make Love To Me
Written By – Melrose; Stitnel; Mares; Poppolo;
Pollack; Brunies; Norvas; Copeland
B5 Swinging On A Star
Written By – Burke; Van Heusen
B6 Till I Waltz Again With You
Written By – Prosen



PUCHO AND THE LATIN SOUL BROTHERS TOUGH!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1966                        PR 7471 


credits and sessions recording:

 Vincent McEwan (tp) Claude Bartee (ts) William Bivens (vib)
John Spruill (p) Jon Hart (b) Richie "Pablo" Landrum (cga) 
Norberto Apellaniz (bgo) Henry Pucho Brown (tim)

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 15, 1966

Cantaloupe Island
Walk On By
Vietnam Mambo
Just For Kicks
The Shadow Of Your Smile
Strange Thing Mambo
Goldfinger
Yesterday
And I Love Her

tracks listing:
    1. Cantaloupe Island  [Hancock] 3:45
2. Walk On By  [Bacharach/David] 2:35
3. Just For Kicks  [Phillips] 2:36
4. And I Love Her  [Lennon/McCartney] 3:40
5. Vietnam Mambo  [Pucho] 3:25
6. The Shadow Of Your Smile  [Mandel/Webster] 5:08
7. Strange Thing Mambo  [Sterling] 2:30
8. Goldfinger  [Barry/Bricuss/Newley] 5:06
9. Yesterday  [Lennon/McCartney] 3:06




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BOOKER T and THE MG'S AND NOW!

STAX RECORDS 1965                                    S-711 

also issued on Atlantic SD 7711.


credits and session recording:

Booker T. Jones (organ, electric piano) 
Steve Cropper (guitar) 
Donald "Duck" Dunn (elec-bass)
Al Jackson (drums)

Memphis, TN, circa July 9, 1965
9110    Summertime
9112    One Mint Julep

same personnel

Memphis, TN, September 19, 1966
10801    Jericho
10802    No Matter What Shape
10803    In The Midnight Hour
10804    Working In The Coal Mine
10805    Don't Mess Up A Good Thing
10806    Think
10807    Taboo
10808    Soul Jam
10809    Sentimental Journey
Booker T. Jones (p) Steve Cropper (g, el-b)
Donald "Duck" Dunn (el-b, claves) 
Al Jackson (d)

Memphis, TN, 1966

10509    My Sweet Potato

          
track list:

A1        My Sweet Potato    2:40   
A2        Jericho    2:30   
A3        No Matter What Shape    2:50   
A4        One Mint Julep    2:45   
A5        In The Midnight Hour    2:50   
A6        Summertime    4:35   
B1        Working In The Coal Mine    2:40   
B2        Don't Mess Up A Good Thing    2:20   
B3        Think    2:53   
B4        Taboo    4:20   
B5        Soul Jam    3:00   
B6        Sentimental Journey    3:10




vendredi 9 janvier 2015

JIMMY SMITH MIDNIGHT SPECIAL

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1960                        BST 84078

Midnight Special is an album by American
jazz organist Jimmy Smith featuring performances
recorded in 1960 and released on the Blue Note label.
The album was recorded at the same session which
produced Back at the Chicken Shack (1960).


credits:


 Drums – Donald Bailey
    Guitar – Kenny Burrell
    Organ – Jimmy Smith
    Saxophone – Stanley Turrentine

Recorded :
    April 25, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs


tracks list:

A1 Midnight Special    
A2 A Subtle One    
B1 Jumpin' The Blues    
B2 Why Was I Born    
B3 One O'Clock Jump




THE IMPRESSIONS WITH JERRY BUTLER FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE...

VEE JAY RECORDS 1963                              VJLP 1075


tracks list:

A1 For Your Precious Love
Written-By – Butler*, Brooks*   
A2 Young Lover
Written-By – Mayfield*   
A3 Let Me Know
Written-By – Mayfield*   
A4 Don't Drive Me Away
Written-By – Staples*   
A5 Senorita I Love You
Written-By – Mayfield*   
A6 A New Love
Written-By – Mayfield*, Butler*   
B1 That You Love Me
Written-By – Mayfield*   
B2 The Gift Of Love
Written-By – Mayfield*
B3 Believe In Me
Written-By – Brooks*
B4 Lovers Lane
Written-By – Mayfield*   
B5 At The Country Fair
Written-By – Mayfield*   
B6 A Long Time Ago
Written-By – Mayfield* 



THE IMPRESSIONS RHYTHM

DAPTONE RECORDS 2013               DAP-1071


Credits

    Arranged By – Johnny Pate
    Producer – Binky Griptite

A     Rhythm!    
B     Star Bright