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"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...."

dimanche 25 décembre 2016

DIONNE WARWICK SOULFUL

SCEPTER RECORDS 1969                         SPS 573 




credits:
   
Arranged By [Strings] – Micheal Leach*
    Bass – Tommy Cogbill
    Drums – Gene Chrissman*
     Guitar – Reggie Young
    Piano – Bobby Emmons

    Producer – Burt Bacharach - Hal David*, Chips Moman, Dionne Warwic

Recorded at American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN.
Engineer – Chips Moman


tracks list: 


A1 You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
    Written-By – B. Mann*, C. Wheil*, P. Spector*     
A2 I'm Your Puppet
    Written-By – D. Penn*, L. Oldham*    
A3 People Got To Be Free
    Written-By – E. Brigati*, F. Cavaliere*    
A4 You're All I Need To Get By
    Written-By – N. Ashford-V. Simpson*    
A5 We Can Work It Out
    Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*     
B1 A Hard Day's Night
    Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*    
B2 Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    Written-By – D. Penn*, L. Moman*    
B3 I've Been Loving You Too Long
    Written-By – J. Butler*, O. Redding*    
B4 People Get Ready
    Written-By – C. Mayfield*    
B5 Hey Jude
    Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*



vendredi 23 décembre 2016

CHRISTMAS GIFT'RAP : MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MOTOWN

Motown records 1968                                               MS-725


credits:

various artists

A1 Diana Ross & The Supremes* – Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Written-By – Gillespie*, Coots*
2:40
A2 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* – Christmas Everyday
Written-By – WM Robinson*
2:38
A3 Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me
Written-By – Story*, Gaye*, Gordy*
2:25
A4 Temptations, The – Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written-By – J. Marks*
2:55
A5 Diana Ross & The Supremes* – My Christmas Tree
Written-By – J. Webb*
3:10
A6 Temptations, The – White Christmas
Written-By – I. Berlin*
4:22
B1 Stevie Wonder – Ave Maria
Written-By – F. Schubert*
3:53
B2 Temptations, The – Silent Night
Written By – Traditional
2:22
B3 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Written By – Traditional
3:08
B4 Diana Ross & The Supremes* – Silver Bells
Written-By – Livingston, Evans*
3:58
B5 Stevie Wonder – One Little Christmas Tree
Written-By – B. Wells*, Ron Miller*
2:45
B6 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* – Christmas Lullaby
Written-By – Verdi*, Johnson*, Moore*
3:56







THE FOUR TOPS FOUR TOPS

MOTOWN RECORDS  1964                                    S-622  


      Four Tops is the 1964 self-titled debut album by The Four Tops.
 The album written and produced by the Motown's main
writing/producing team Holland-Dozier-Holland. 


 credits:

 Renaldo Benson – vocals
    Abdul Fakir – vocals
    Lawrence Payton – keyboard, vocals
    Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
    instrumentation by the Funk Brothers
   
Producer – Holland & Dozier
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B4, B5),
 Hunter* (tracks: B1, B2), Marv Johnson (tracks:
B3), Stevenson* (tracks: A4, A6, B1, B2)
tracks list:

 A1 Baby I Need Your Loving
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland
A2 Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwile)
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A3 Where Did You Go
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A4 Ask The Lonely
    Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson        
A5 Your Love Is Amazing
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A6 Sad Souvenirs
    Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson        
B1 Don't Turn Away
   Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson    
B2 Tea House In China Town
    Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson
B3 Left With A Broken Heart
    Producer, Songwriter – Marv Johnson
B4 Love Has Gone
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland    
B5 Call On Me
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland 





CLIFTON CHENIER BLACK SNAKE BLUES

ARHOOLIE RECORDS 1967                                       1038


credits:

 Clifton Chenier Vocal and accordion
Cleveland Chenier  Rubboard
Robert St. Judy      drums
Joe Morris   Bass


Recorded at Sierra Sound Laboratories in Berkley, Calif.
On October 10, 1967
Engineer – Bob DeSusa
Producer – Chris Strachwit


tracklisting

 A1     Black Snake Blues 4:25
A2     Let's Talk It Over     3:00
A3     Walking To Louisiana 3:55
A4     Key To The Highway 2:40
A5     Things Ain't What They Used To Be 4:20
A6     I Got A Little Girl     3:00
B1     Monifique 4:30
B2     Johnny Can't Dance 2:20
B3     I Lost My Baby (In French)     3:25
B4     Pepper In My Shoe 3:25
B5     Can't Go Home No More     3:10
B6     Wrap It Up Zydeco 3:05








jeudi 22 décembre 2016

IRMA THOMAS WISH SOMEONE WOULD CARE

IMPERIAL RECORDS 1964                            LP-9266 

credits:
Arranged and Conducted
H.B. Barnum
produced: Eddie Ray
engineer : Eddie Brackett

tracks listing:

A1    Wish Someone Would Care    2:20   
A2    I Need Your Love So Bad    3:10   
A3    Without Love (There Is Nothing)    2:57   
A4    Please Send Me Someone To Love    2:28   
A5    Another Woman's Man    3:03   
A6    Sufferin' With The Blues    2:18   
B1    Time Is On My Side    2:53   
B2    While The City Sleeps    2:25   
B3    Straight From The Heart    2:26   
B4    I've Been There    2:39   
B5    I Need You So    2:21   
B6    Break-A-Way    2:30






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DELLA REESE THE STORY OF THE BLUES

JUBILEE RECORDS 1958                                 JGS 1095

 This album is a concept album about the history of the blues

credits:

 Conductor – Sy Oliver
    Narrator – Della Reese
    Vocals – Della Reese

Sy Oliver with his orchestra

tracklisting:

 A1     The Story Of The Blues 1:27
A2     Good Morning Blues 2:50
A3     Empty Bed Blues 2:50
A4     Squeeze Me 2:33
A5     You've Been A Good Old Wagon 2:45
A6     Sent For You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today) 1:52
B1     St. James Infirmary 3:21
B2     Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) 3:05
B3     Things Ain't What They Used To Be 2:28
B4     Stormy Weather 3:29
B5     There's Always The Blues 2:45








mercredi 21 décembre 2016

KENNY BURRELL HAVE YOURSELF A SOULFUL LITTLE CHRISTMAS

CADET RECORDS 1966                                LPS  779


credit:

Kenny Burrell Guitar
Richard Evans conductor
Arranger &Orchestra   
Richard Evans


recorded at:
Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
in October, 1966
Recording Engineer Doug Brand

tracks list:

01 The Little Drummer Boy
02 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
03 My Favorite Things
04 Away in a Manger
05 Mary's Little Boy Chile
06 White Christmas
07 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
08 The Christmas Song
09 Go Where I Send Thee
10 Silent Night
11 Twelve Days of Christmas
12 Merry Christmas Baby




HOUSE OF BLUES CHRISTMAS COLLECTION JINGLE BLUES

HOUSE OF BLUES RECORDS 1998                     51416

VARIOUS ARTISTS

tracks list:
1       Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus     2:13    
2     Eddie C. Campbell – Santa's Messin' With The Kid     3:18    
3     Louis Jordan – Santa Claus, Santa Claus     3:20    
4     Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'     2:18    
5     Lightnin' Hopkins – Santa     3:43    
6     Floyd Dixon – Empty Stocking Blues     2:58    
7     Earl King – Santa, Don't Let Me Down     5:20    
8     Amos Milburn – Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby     2:52    
9     B.B. King – Christmas Celebration     2:47    
10     John Lee Hooker – Blues For Christmas     3:26    
11     Lowell Fulson – I Want To Spend Christmas With You     2:20    
12     Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets – Sam's Christmas Blues     4:29
13     Bessie Smith –     At The Christmas Ball     3:24    
14     Jimmy Witherspoon – How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around     2:43
15     Sonny Boy Williamson (2) – Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues     2:39



DON PATTERSON HOLIDAY SOUL


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1964                         PR 7415


credits:

Drums – Billy James
    Guitar – Pat Martino
    Organ – Don Patterson
   
    Supervised By – Ozzie Cadena


 Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
November 25, 1964

tracks list:

A1     Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer     3:10
A2     What Are You Doing New Years Eve?     5:20
A3     All I Want For Christmas Is You     3:10
A4     Silent Night     2:50
B1     O Holy Night     3:15
B2     Santa Claus Is Coming To Town     5:30
B3     Merry Christmas Baby     6:00
B4     Jingle Bells     8:40









JAMES BROWN A SOULFUL CHRISTMAS

KING RECORDS 1968                                      KS 1040

a another album for christmas by James Brown


tracks list 

A1 Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
A2 Santa Claus, Santa Claus
A3 Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer)
A4 Soulful Christmas
A5 Tit For Tat (Ain't No Taking Back)
A6 Christmas Is Coming
B1 Say It Loud (I'm Black And I'm Proud) (Part 1 & 2)
B2 In The Middle
B3 Let's Unite The Whole World At Christmas
B4 You Know It
B5 Santa Claus Gave Me A Brand New Start





THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO SOUND OF CHRISTMAS

ARGO RECORDS 1961                              LPS-687

Sound of Christmas is an album of Christmas music 
by Ramsey Lewis' Trio 
featuring tracks recorded in 1961 
and released on the Argo label


Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "This is a pleasing,

 if rather brief (29 minutes) Christmas jazz album that was 
originally quite popular... fun and melodic, if not all that unique".



credits:


Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – Riley Hampton (tracks: B1 to B5)
Double Bass – El Dee Young*
Drums – Red Holt
Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Strings – Abe Meltzer (tracks: B1 to B5), David Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Emil Podsada (tracks: B1 to B5), Harold Kupper (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Irving Kaplan (tracks: B1 to B5), Karl Fruh (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Leonard Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5), Oscar Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5),
 Sol Bobrou* (tracks: B1 to B5), Theodore Silavin (tracks: B1 to B5)
Supervised By – Ralph Bass


Photography [Cover Photo] – Garett-Howar



Recorded October, 1961, at Ter Mar Recording Studios, Chicago.

Engineer – Ron Malo




tracks list:


A1 Merry Christmas Baby 4:00
A2 Winter Wonderland 2:07
A3 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:20
A4 Christmas Blues 2:48
A5 Here Comes Santa Claus 2:38
B1 The Sound Of Christmas 2:17
B2 The Christmas Song 3:13
B3 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:15
B4 Sleigh Ride 2:55
B5 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve 3:26







LES McCANN MUCH LES

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                       SD 1516 


credits and sessions recording:

Engineer [Recording] – Adrian Barber
Producer – Joel Dorn

Selwart Clarke (concertmaster, vla -3) Winston Collymore,
 Noel DaCosta, Richard Elias, Emanuel Green, Theodore Israel,
 Warren Laffredo (vln -3) Kermit Moore, Harvey Shapiro (vlc -3)
 Les McCann (p) Ron Carter (cello -3) Leroy Vinnegar (b) 
Donald Dean (d) Victor Pantoja (cga) William Fischer 
(arr, cond -3)
NYC, July 22, 1968
1. 14907 Benjamin
2. 14908 Love For Sale
3. 14910 Roberta
Les McCann (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Donald Dean (d)
 Victor Pantoja (cga)
NYC, July 23, 1968
14917 Doin' That Thing
Selwart Clarke (concertmaster, vla) Winston Collymore,
 Noel DaCosta, Richard Elias, Emanuel Green, 
Theodore Israel, Warren Laffredo (vln) Kermit Moore,
 Harvey Shapiro (vlc) Les McCann (p, vo) 
Ron Carter (cello) Leroy Vinnegar (b) 
Donald Dean (d) Victor Pantoja (cga)
 William Fischer (arr, cond)
NYC, July 24, 1968
14920 With These Hands
Les McCann (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Donald Dean (d)
 Victor Pantoja (cga) Willie Bobo (tim)
RCA Studios, NYC, November 20, 1968
15705 Burnin' Coal

tracks list:

A1 Doin' That Thing
Written-By – Leroy Vinnegar 8:31
A2 With These Hands
Written-By – Abner Silverand*, Benny Davis 5:35
A3 Burnin' Coal
Written-By – Les McCann 6:40
B1 Benjamin
Written-By – Les McCann 5:47
B2 Love For Sale
Written-By – Cole Porter 6:39
B3 Roberta
Written-By – Les McCann 8:57




mardi 20 décembre 2016

THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO MORE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

ARGO RECORDS 1964                         LPS745

More Sounds of Christmas is an album of Christmas music by Ramsey Lewis' Trio
featuring tracks recorded in 1964 and released on the Argo label.
The album is Lewis' second Christmas album following Sound of Christmas (Argo, 1961)
also released on Cadet records  Lps745

alternative cover on Cadet records1964   lps745



credits:

Arranged By – King Fleming, Will Jackson (2)
Bass – Cleveland Eaton (tracks: A5),
 Eldee Young (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B5)
Cello – Eldee Young (tracks: A5)
Drums – Red Holt (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Steve McCall (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B3, B4)
Harp – Peter Eagle (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5)
Liner Notes – Louise D. Stone
Photography By [Cover], Design – Don Brostein
Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Strings – Abe Meltzer (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Albert Muenzer (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
David Chausow (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Harold Kupper (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Harold Newton (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Henry Ferber (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Irving Kaplan (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Mark Konrad (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5), 
Sol A. Bobrov* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Theodore Ratzer (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5)
Supervised By – Esmond Edwards
Trombone – John Avant (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5)


Brown "eye" Argo label

Recorded at: Universal Recording Studios, Chicago,
 Illinois, on 10/14/64 and 10/15/64. 
Engineer – Bob Kidder



tracks list:

A1 Snowbound
Written-By – Clarence Kehner*, Russell Faith*
3:37
A2 The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Adapted By – Esmond Edwards, Ramsey Lewis
2:43
A3 Egg Nog
Written-By – Ramsey Lewis
3:28
A4 Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer
Written-By – John D. Marks*
2:30
A5 Jingle Bells
Adapted By – Eldee Young
Written-By – J. Pierpont*
2:33
B1 Plum Puddin'
Written-By – Eldee Young
2:58
B2 Snowfall
Written-By – Claude Thornhill
2:08
B3 We Three Kings
Adapted By – Ramsey Lewis
4:01
B4 White Christmas
Written-By – Irving Berlin
4:22
B5 Little Drummer Boy
Written-By – Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine Davis*
2:26






dimanche 18 décembre 2016

HERBIE HANCOCK MAIDEN VOYAGE

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1965                             BST 84195 


credits:

             
Bass – Ron Carter
    Drums – Anthony Williams
      Piano, Written-By – Herbie Hancock
       Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman
    Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard

Photography By [Cover], Design – Reid Miles


  Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
 Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 17, 1965


tracks list:

A1  Maiden Voyage 7:55   
A2 The Eye Of The Hurricane 5:55   
A3 Little One 8:47   
B1 Survival Of The Fittest 10:04   
B2 Dolphin Dance 9:18





HERBIE HANCOCK TAKIN' OFF

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1962                      BST 84109 

  
credits:

Bass – Butch Warren
Drums – Billy Higgins
Piano, Composed By – Herbie Hancock
Tenor Saxophone – Dexter Gordon
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 28, 1962

tracks listing:

A1        Watermelon Man       
A2        Three Bags Full       
A3        Empty Pockets        
B1        The Maze       
B2        Driftin'       
B3        Alone And I




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