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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...."

lundi 30 novembre 2015

ALBERT KING BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN

STAX RECORDS 1966                                         S 723 

** also issued on Atlantic SD 7723.


credits :

Albert King – lead guitar and vocals
    Steve Cropper – rhythm guitar
    Booker T. Jones – organ, piano
    Isaac Hayes – piano
    Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass guitar
    Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
    Wayne Jackson – trumpet
    Andrew Love – tenor saxophone
    Joe Arnold – baritone saxophone, flute

Recorded
Stax Studios, Memphis Tennessee

Memphis, TN, March 25, 1966
Memphis, TN, August 3, 1966
Memphis, TN, November 2, 1966
Memphis, TN, May 17, 1967


tracks listing:

 A1 Born Under A Bad Sign 2:45  
A2 Crosscut Saw    2:31    
A3 Kansas City    2:29    
A4 Oh, Pretty Woman    2:45  
A5 Down Don't Bother Me    2:13  
A6 The Hunter    2:43    
B1 I Almost Lost My Mind    3:25  
B2 Personal Manager    4:28    
B3 Laundromat Blues    3:19  
B4 As The Years Go BY    3:43  
B5 The Very Thought Of You    3:45


Crosscut saw    



dimanche 29 novembre 2015

THE CHESS STORY 1965 1975




1965/1966





1967/1968




1969/1975




bonus

interviews of Phil Chess and,
Marshall Chess












samedi 28 novembre 2015

BETTY EVERETT "THE VERY BEST OF"

VEE-JAY RECORDS 1964                              VJLP-1122


credits:

 A1 –Betty Everett With Jerry Butler     Smile    
A2 –Betty Everett The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)    
A3 –Betty Everett You're No Good    
A4 –Betty Everett Chained To A Memory    
A5 –Betty Everett Coming From You    
A6 –Betty Everett June Night    
B1 –Betty Everett Until You Were Gone    
B2 –Betty Everett With Jerry Butler     It's All Right    
B3 –Betty Everett It Hurts To Be In Love    
B4 –Betty Everett I Need You So    
B5 –Betty Everett Getting Mighty Crowded    
B6 –Betty Everett With Jerry Butler     Let It Be Me






vendredi 27 novembre 2015

SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON MORE REAL FOLK BLUES

CHESS RECORDS 1966                                    LPS-1509


credits:

 Original Stereo issue, was released in
mono at the same time (LP-1509).
Recorded 1960-64 

tracks list:

 A1 Help Me
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
A2 Bye Bye Bird
Written By – Williamson-DixonWritten-By – 
S. B. Williamson*, Dixon*
A3 Nine Below Zero
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
A4 The Hunt
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
A5 Stop Right Now
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
A6 She's My Baby
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
B1 The Coat
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
B2 Decoration Day
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
B3 Trying To Get Back On My Feet
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
B4 My Younger Days
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*
B5 Close To Me
Written-By – Dixon*
B6 Somebody Help Me
Written-By – S. B. Williamson*







jeudi 26 novembre 2015

TAMPA RED RHYTHM & BLUES VOL.3

RCA VICTOR RECORDS                               RCX-7160
 
 
credits:
 
 Personnel:
Walter "Shackey" Horton, harmonica, 
Johnnie Jones, piano, 
Tampa Red, guitar, vocal, 
Willie Lacey, guitar, 
Ransom Knowling,  bass, 
Odie Payne, drums. 

Recorded: Chicago Ill Dec. 4th 1953
 
 
tracks list:
 
 A1 So Crazy About You Baby    
A2 If She Don't Come Back    
B1 Evalena    
B2 Ramblers Blues
 
 
 
 

BROTHER JACK McDUFF SOUL CIRCLE

     PRESTIGE RECORDS 1964/66                        PR 7567         


credits:

   Jack McDuff - organ
    Red Holloway - saxophone (tracks 1 & 2)
    Harold Vick - saxophone (track 3)
    Harold Ousley - saxophone (tracks 4 & 5)
    George Benson - guitar (tracks 1 & 2)
    Eddie Diehl - guitar (track 3)
    Pat Martino - guitar (tracks 4 and 5)
    Joe Dukes - drums

sessions recording:

Red Holloway (ts) Brother Jack McDuff (org) George Benson (g) 
 Joe Dukes (d)
NYC, July, 1964
    Lew's Piece
    Opus De Funk
Harold Vick (ts) Brother Jack McDuff (org) Eddie Diehl (g)
 Joe Dukes (d)
1964-1965
    You'd Be So Easy To Love
Harold Ousley (ts) Red Holloway (ts -2) Brother Jack McDuff (org)
 Pat Martino (g) Joe Dukes (d)
NYC, February, 1966
1.    More
2.    That's When We Thought Of Love

tracks list:

A1 More 6:28
A2 Lew' Piece 8:20
B1 You'd Be So Easy To Love 4:50
B2 That's When We Thought Of Love 4:22
B3 Opus De Funk 6:55




lundi 23 novembre 2015

BOOKER T and THE MG'S GREEN ONIONS

STAX RECORDS 1962                                        LP 701 

 also issued on Atlantic SD 7701

credits and session recording:

Steve Cropper - guitar 
Booker T. Jones - Hammond M3 organ, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards 
Lewie Steinberg - upright bass 
Al Jackson, Jr. - drums


Memphis, TN, August 27, 1962

6433    Rinky-Dink
6434    Twist And Shout
6435    You Can't Sit Down
6436    Comin' Home Baby
6437    A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
6438    I Got A Woman
6439    Stranger On The Shore
6440    Mo' Onions
6441    Lonely Avenue
6442    One Who Really Loves You

same personnel

Memphis, TN, 1962

6295    Green Onions
6296    Behave Yourself

Written-By – Al Jackson* (tracks: A1, A4, A6), 
Booker T. Jones (tracks: A1, A4, A6)
, Lewis Steinberg (tracks: A1, A4, A6), 
Steve Cropper (tracks: A1, A4, A6)


       track list: 

A1        Green Onions    2:45   
A2        Rinky-Dink
Written-By – David Clowney, Paul Winley   
A3        I Got A Woman
Written-By – Ray Charles
A4        Mo' Onions      
A5        Twist And Shout
Written-By – Bert Russell, Phil Medley
A6        Behave Yourself     
B1        Stranger On The Shore
Written-By – Acker Bilk, Robert Mellin
B2        Lonely Avenue
Written-By – Doc Pomus
B3        One Who Really Loves You
Written-By – William Robinson*
B4        I Can't Sit Down
Written-By – Cornell Muldrow, Dee Clark
B5        A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
Written-By – Sid Wyche*
B6        Comin' Home Baby
Written-By – Ben Tucker


THE DELTA MERCHANT SWITCHED ON BLUES

EXCELLO RECORDS 1970                               LPS-8014

credits:

 Bass - Ronald Twitty
Drums - Jimmy Morgan
Guitar - Johnny Wigiton
Moog and Keyboard instruments - Larry Nichols
Ronald Twitty Plays Lead Guitar on " Son of a Preacher Man"
The Late Wayne Reynolds Plays Bass On 
" What'd Say" and "Raining in My Heart"

Arranged By Larry Nichols
Produced by  Larry Eades
Recording Engineer - Mike Lancaster

tracks list:

A1     Slip Away    
A2     Soul Man    
A3    Midnight Hour    
A4     Chain Of Fools    
A5    Son Of A Preacher Man    
B1     Hold On, I´m Coming    
B2     See Saw    
B3     Drown In My Own Tears    
B4     After Hours    
B5     What´D I Say    
B6     Rainin´ In My Heart

track present on the 
Vogue label LDVS 17256 
in Germany








dimanche 15 novembre 2015

COMMUNICATION

 

I am French and proud to be Laic and child of Voltaire, and I have a little message for all on and fanatic of all religions:

  WE HAVE NO FEAR!

peace
michel

THE TAMS PRESENTIG THE TAMS

ABC RECORDS 1964                                       ABCS-481  


credits:

 Recorded at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
engineer: Rick Hall  

tracks list:

A1 You Lied To Your Daddy
Written-By – Ray Whitley
A2 Do I Worry
Written-By – B. Worth*, Stanley Cowan
A3 Close To Me
Written-By – D. Penn*
A4 Standing In
Written-By – J. South*
A5 Riding For A Fall
Written-By – Mae Davis
A6 Laugh It Off
Written-By – Ray Whitley
B1 It's All Right (You're Just In Love)
Written-By – C. & E. Thomas*, C. & E. Thomas*
B2 Got To Get Used To A Broken Heart
Written-By – Ray Whitley
B3 You Might As Well Forget Him
Written-By – Tommy Roe
B4 Dancing Mood
Written-By – Ray Whitley
B5 It's All Right
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B6 What Kind Of Fool (Do You Think I Am)
Written-By – Ray Whitley
 



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MARVIN GAYE WHAT'S GOING ON

TAMLA  RECORDS 1970                                     TS310    


What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician
 Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary
 label Tamla Records.[1] Recording sessions for the album took
 place in June 1970 and March–May 1971 at Hitsville U.S.A.,
Golden World and United Sound Studios in Detroit and at The
Sound Factory in West Hollywood, California.
What's Going On was the first album on which Motown Records'
 main studio band, the group of session musicians known as
the Funk Brothers, received an official credit.


credits:

Alto Saxophone – Angelo Carlisi
Art Direction – Curtis McNair
Artwork [Graphic Supervision] – Tom Schlesinger
Backing Vocals – Andantes, The, Elgie Stover,
 Lem Barney, Mel Farr, Bobby Rodgers*
Baritone Saxophone – Tate Houston
Bass – Bob Babbit*, James Jamerson
Bass [String Bass] – Max Janowsky
Bongos – Earl DeRouen, Eddie Brown*
Celesta [Celeste] – Johnny Griffith
Cello – Edward Korkigian, Italo Babini,
Thaddeus Markiewicz
Conductor, Arranged By – David Van DePitte
Congas – Earl DeRouen, Eddie Brown*
Drums – Chet Forest
Flute – Dayna Hartwick, William Perich
Guitar – Joe Messina, Robert White
Harp – Carole Crosby
Liner Notes – Marvin Gaye
Percussion – Jack Ashford
Piano – Marvin Gaye
Producer – Marvin Gaye
Soloist, Alto Saxophone – Eli Fountain*
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – William "Wild Bill" Moore
Soprano Saxophone – Larry Nozero
Tambourine – Jack Ashford
Tenor Saxophone – George Benson
Trombone – Carl Raetz
Trumpet – John Trudell*, Maurice Davis
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Jack Brokensha
Viola – David Ireland, Edouard Kesner, Meyer Shapiro,
Nathan Gordon
Violin – Alvin Score, Beatriz Budinszky*,
 Felix Resnick,
 Gordon Staples, James Waring, Lillian Downs,
 Richard Margitza,
 Virginia Halfmann, Zinovi Bistritzky


Recorded    June–September 1970; March–May 1971
Hitsville U.S.A.
Golden World
United Sound Studios
(Detroit, Michigan)
The Sound Factory
(West Hollywood, California)

tracks list:

A1     What's Going On
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:51   
A2     What's Happening Brother
Written-By – J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 2:57   
A3     Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
Written-By – M. Gaye* 3:40   
A4     Save The Children
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:04   
A5     God Is Love
Written-By – A. Gaye*, E. Stover*, J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 2:31   
A6     Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Written-By – M. Gaye* 3:05   
B1     Right On
Written-By – E. Derouen*, M. Gaye* 7:20   
B2     Wholy Holy
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:20   
B3     Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written-By – J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 5:16   
 






vendredi 6 novembre 2015

GENE HARRIS THE 3 SOUNDS

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1971                      BST 84378

credits:
Gene Harris (piano)
Monk Higgins (organ, arranger)
Fred Robinson, Al Vescovo (guitar)
Luther Hughes (electric bass)
Carl Burnett (drums)
Bobbye Porter Hall (congas)
Paul Humphrey (percussion) 
overdubs: unidentified vocals

recorded at:
United Artists Studios, Hollywood, CA,
July 26, 1971,July 27, 1971,August 3, 1971
Egineer: Christina Hersch

tracks list:

1 I'm Leaving    5:30
A2 Your Love Is Just Too Much 2:44
A3 Did You Think 3:28
A4 Put On Train 5:50
B1 You Got To Play The Game 5:40
B2 What's The Answer 3:32
B3 Eleanor Rigby 6:52
B4 Hey Girl 3:12


GENE HARRIS AND THE THREE SOUNDS LIVE AT THE "IT CLUB"

BLUE NOTE RECORDS                        CD 7243

credits:

 Gene Harris (piano)
Henry Franklin (bass, electric bass)
Carl Burnett (drums)

recorded at:
"The It Club", Los Angeles, CA, March 6, 1970
 Producer – Monk Higgins
Recorded By – Dino Lappas    

tracks list:

 1 Funky Pullett
 Written-By – Monk Higgins
2 I'm Still Sad
Written-By – Gene Harris
3 On Green Dolphin Street
Written-By – Bronislav Kaper*
4 Baby Man
Written-By – Monk Higgins
5 Love For Sale
Written-By – Cole Porter
6 Sittin' Duck
Written-By – Monk Higgins
7 Tammy's Breeze
Written-By – Gene Harris
8 John Brown's Body
Arranged By – Gene Harris





jeudi 5 novembre 2015

WILSON PICKETT IT'S TOO LATE

DOUBLE L RECORDS 1963                            SDL-8300


First Solo AlBum of Wilson Pickett
In 1962, Wilson Pickett experienced its first success in the Falcons 
I Found a Love with but little after posting I Found a Love, 
he decided to embark on a solo career, and in 1963 he joined 
he label of Lloyd Price, Double The Records. Pickett then 
experienced his first success as a solo artist with It's too late - 
(not to be confused with the title of Chuck Willis= - 
who enter the charts July 27, 1963.



tracks list:


A1 If You Need Me 2:35
A2 I'm Gonna Love You 2:10
A3 Baby Don't You Weep 2:09
A4 Peacebreaker 2:37
A5 I'm Down To My Last Heartbreak 2:49
A6 R.B. Special 2:26
B1 I Can't Stop 2:32
B2 It'll Never Be The Same 2:35
B3 Baby Call On Me 2:25
B4 Give Your Lovin' Right Now 2:25
B5 It's Too Late 3:03





QUESTION MARK and THE MYSTERIANS 96 TEARS

CAMEO-PARKWAY RECORDS 1966                    CS 2004 



credits:

Lineups


In 1962, the band Mysterians formed with an original lineup of Larry Borjas
 on bass guitar,Borjas's cousin Robert Balderrama on guitar, and
Robert Martinez on guitars and bongos.Shortly after their forming,
 Martinez switched to drums. The Mysterians played instrumental music
 inspired by surf music groups and artists like Link Wray. Rudy Martinez,
Robert's brother, joined the band shortly thereafter as Question Mark,
 the lead singer. The band was now called Question Mark and
the Mysterians. These Mexican-American musicians came from
 the Saginaw, Michigan, except for Rudy Martinez who hailed 
from Flint, Michigan.Just before the band was scheduled
 to start recording, Robert Martinez was drafted into the 
U.S. Armed Forces and Borjas decided to enlistwith him. The band
 then recruited Eddie Serrato to replace Robert Martinez on drums
 and Frank Lugo to replace Borjas on bass guitar. The band also
 added fourteen-year-old Frank Rodriguez on keyboards, 
forming the classic "96 Tears"' lineup. 

  Bass – Frank Lugo
     Drums – Eddie Serrato
     Guitar – Bobby Balderrama
     Organ – Frank Rodriguez
Producer     Neil Bogart and Rudy Martinez    


tracks list:

A1         I Need Somebody     2:13     
A2         Stormy Monday     2:20     
A3         You're Telling Me Lies     2:31     
A4         Ten O'Clock     2:03    
A5         Set Aside     3:03
A6         Up Side     2:50    
B1         8 Teen     2:45    
B2         Don't Tease Me     1:37    
B3         Don't Break This Heart Of Mine     1:57    
B4         Why Me     1:26    
B5         Midnight Hour     2:36    
B6         96 Tears






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mercredi 4 novembre 2015

THE THREE SOUNDS SOME LIKE IT MODERN

MERCURY RECORDS 1963                              MG 20839  


credits:

    Bass  Andrew Simpkens
Drums  Bill Dowdy
Piano  Gene Harris
Directed By – Quincy Jones 

recorded in NYC, July 17 & 18, 1963 

A1 Caesar And Cleopatra 2:48
A2 After Hours 2:45
A3 On The Sunny Side Of The Street 2:58
A4 Mr. Lucky 2:47
A5 I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You 3:10
A6 Rat Down Front 3:10
B1 Lazy River 2:12
B2 Sentimental Journey 3:29
B3 There's Something Nice About The Rain 2:35
B4 Let's Dance 2:32
B5 Elbows And Armpits 5:13


after hours 

        

THE GENE HARRIS QUARTET featuring FRANK WESS IT'S THE REAL SOUL

CONCORD JAZZ                               CCD-4692

credits:

Bass – Luther Hughes
Drums – Paul Humphrey
Flute – Frank Wess (tracks: Track 4 + 6)
Guitar – Ron Escheté
Piano – Gene Harris
Tenor Saxophone – Frank Wess (tracks: Track 5 + 7)

Recorded live at the Manchester Craftmen's Guild,
Pittsburg, PA March 10 & 11 1995

Mastered By – George Horn
Mixed By – Phil Edwards
Producer – Allen Farnham, John Burk
Recording Supervisor – Alan Varner

tracks list:

1 Summertime
2 You Don't Know Me
3 Lady Be Good
4 Straight, No Chaser
5 Menage A Bleu
6 My Funny Valentine
7 Estoril Soul
8 That's All



FREDDIE MCCOY LONELY AVENUE

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1965                            PR 7395


credits:

 Freddie McCoy - vibraphone
    Gil Askey - trumpet, arranger
    Tate Houston - baritone saxophone
    Dickie Harris - trombone (tracks 5-8)
    James Thomas - organ
    Napoleon Allen - guitar (tracks 1-4)
    Martin Rivera - bass
    Ray Lucas - drums

Recorded:
January 25(tracks 1-4) and February 16 1965,(tracks 5-8)
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


Tracks list:

A1 Lonely Avenue   
A2 Roell   
A3 Collard Greens   
A4 When Sunny Gets Blue   
B1 Harlem Nocture   
B2 Willow Weep For Me   
B3 Belly Full Of Greens   
B4 Feelin' Good




zippy 
 

lundi 2 novembre 2015

REUBEN WILSON THE CISCO KID

GROOVE MERCHANT RECORDS 1973           GM 523


credits:

Bass – Bob Cranshaw
    Congas – Ray Amando
    Drums – Mickey Roker
    Guitar – Melvin Sparks
    Organ – Reuben Wilson
    Producer – Sonny Lester
    Trombone – Garnett Brown

tracks list:

A1 The Cisco Kid
A2 The Last Tango In Paris
A3 Superfly
A4 We've Only Just Begun
B1 Snaps
B2 Groove Grease
B3 The Look Of Love



zippy