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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...."

vendredi 13 octobre 2017

THE MARVELETTES SOPHISTICATED SOUL

 TAMLA RECORDS 1968                                   TS 286 


credits:

Producer     Smokey Robinson
Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
    
    Wanda Young- Lead vocals, backing vocals on 
"I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can"
    Katherine Anderson - Backing vocals
    Anne Bogan - Backing vocals, lead vocals on
 "I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can"
    Gladys Horton - Backing vocals on "You're the One"
    Melvin Franklin - Intro on "My Baby Must Be a Magician"
    The Andantes - Backing vcoals
       The Funk Brothers - Instrumentation 
 Released     1968
Recorded     1966-1968


track list:
A1 My Baby Must Be A Magician
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
A2 Destination: Anywhere
    Written-By – Ashford, Simpson*     
A3 I'm Gonna Hold On Long As I Can
    Written-By – Wilson*, Manns*     
A4 Here I Am Baby
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
A5 You're The One For Me Bobby
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
A6 Reachin' For Something I Can't Have
    Written-By – Weatherspoon*, Dean, Weatherspoon*    
B1 Your Love Can Save Me
    Written-By – Ashford, Simpson*    
B2 You're The One
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
B3 Don't Make Hurting Me A Habit
    Written-By – Dean, Weatherspoon*, Barnes*    
B4 What's Easy For Two Is Hard For One
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
B5 The Stranger
    Written-By – I. Hunter*     
B6 Someway, Somehow
    Written-By – Morris*, Moy* 









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LOWELL FULSOM SOUL

KENT RECORDS 1966                                 KST 5016 


tracks listing:

    A1 Black Nights      
A2 Talkin' Woman      
A3 Shattered Dreams      
A4 Sittin' Here Thinkin'      
A5 Little Angel      
A6 Change Your Ways      
B1 Blues Around Midnight      
B2 Every Time It Rains      
B3 Just One More Time      
B4 Ask At Any Door In Town      
B5 Too Many Drivers      
B6 My Aching Back



    My Aching Back    


FRANK FROST & SAM CARR THE LAST OF THE JELLY ROY KINGS

BLUE LABEL CD 2007  

German release date. Release dates in other countries may vary


track list:

01 Better take it slow
02 Hey baby
03 Keep things right
04 Done with you
05 Owl head woman Part 2
06 Don't do that
07 Jelly Roll King
08 Rock me baby
09 Come here baby
10 St. Louis serenade
11 How many times
12 Black cat bone
13 Midnight prowler
14 King biscuit blues
15 Arkansas shuffle


Rock me baby





JIMMY McGRIFF SOUL SUGAR

CAPITOL RECORD 1971                                 ST-00616 


credits:
          
    Producer – Sonny Lester
Engineer – Malcolm Addey
Recorded at Bell Sound Studios.1971

track list:

A1 Sugar, Sugar 2:46    
A2 Ain't It' Funky Now 3:39    
A3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours 2:49    
A4 Dig On It 3:08    
A5 Bug Out 3:04    
B1 The Now Thing 2:57    
B2 You're The One 3:13    
B3 Fat Cakes 3:49    
B4 New Volume 3:36    
B5 Spirit In The Dark 2:48






jeudi 12 octobre 2017

JIMMY McGRIFF LIVE WHERE THE ACTION'S AT

VEEP RECORDS 1965                                     VPS 16515


credits:

Jimmy McGriff (organ); Thornell Schwarz (guitar); 
Willie "Saint" Jenkins (drums).
Producer  Sonny Lester
recorded live at 
The Front Bar, Newark, New Jersey: December 30, 1965


tracks list:

A1 Where It's At 4:32
A2 When Johnny Comes Marching Home 4:00
A3 Up Tight 5:48
A4 Frugal Bugle 6:28
B1 Upper-Ground 5:00
B2 Georgia On My Mind 5:40
B3 Goin' Out Of My Head 3:58
B4 Robbins Nest 5:08



 





JIMMY McGRIFF BLACK PEARL

   BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1971                         BST 84374       


credits:

Drums – Saint Jenkins
Guitar – O'Donel "Butch" Levy
Organ – Jimmy Mcgriff
Saxophone [Alto] – Joseph Morris
Saxophone [Baritone] – William Thorpe
Saxophone [Tenor] – Arthur "Fats" Theus*
Trumpet – Ronald White

"The Golden Slipper", Newark, NJ, early 1971


tracks:

A1 Black Pearl   
A2 C Jam Blues       
A3 Man From Bad       
A4 Ode To Billie Joe       
B1 Groove alley   
B2 C Jam Blues






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SMOKEY ROBINSON and THE MIRACLES AWAY WE A GO-GO

TAMLA RECORDS 1966                                       S-271


credits:

Smokey Robinson: lead vocals
Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Warren "Pete" Moore, 
Claudette Robinson: background vocals
Marv Tarplin: guitarist

musicians:
The Funk Brothers and various New York session musicians


track list:

A1 Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)
Written-By – F. Wilson*
2:46
A2 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Written-By – P. Donaggio*, S. Napier-Bell*, V. Wickham*, V. Pallavicini*
2:56
A3 (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
2:27
A4 Save Me
Written-By – R. Rogers*, Wm. Robinson*, W. Moore*
2:21
A5 Oh Be My Love
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*, W. Moore*
2:51
A6 Can You Love A Poor Boy
Written-By – I. Hunter*, S. Wonder*
3:14
B1 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*
2:17
B2 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
Written-By – H. David, B. Bacharach*
2:26
B3 Baby Baby
Written-By – H. Lewis*, K. Lewis*
3:06
B4 Walk On By
Written-By – B. Bacharach, H. David*
2:45
B5 Swept For You Baby
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
2:55
B6 More, More, More Of Your Love
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
2:32








dimanche 1 octobre 2017

JOYCE BOND SOUL AND SKA

ISLAND RECORDS 1967                          ILP-968


credits:

 Vocal - Joyce Bond
Arranged By – Stan Butcher
Liner Notes – H. Palmer
Producer – Carl Palmer , Harry Palmer 


trackslisting:

A1     Mrs. Soul
Written-By – C. Palmer*  
A2     Puppet On A String
Written-By – B. Martin/P. Coulter*  
A3     Never You Hurt
Written-By – H. Palmer*  
A4     Sweet Soul Music
Written-By – Conley*, Redding*  
A5     Do The Teasy
Written-By – H. Palmer*  
A6     Tell Me Right Now
Written-By – J. Edwards*  
B1     007
Written-By – L. Kong*  
B2     Sugar
Written-By – Joe Tex
B3     Don't Play It No More
Written-By – Nelson*, Nugetre  
B4     Just Because   
B5     Enjoy Yourself
Written-By – Sigman*  
B6     Not So With Me
Written-By – H. Palmer*


 007






samedi 30 septembre 2017

BROTHER JACK McDUFF CHECK THIS OUT

CADET RECORDS 1972                               CA 50024 



credits:

   Congas – Willie Colon*
    Drums – Ron Davis
    Guitar – Vinnie Corrao
    Organ – Brother Jack McDuff
    Producer – Esmond Edwards
    Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – James "Red" Holloway*
    Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Cowbell – David Young (4)
    Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Tambourine – Leo Johnson

Recorded at The Mandrake Club in Berkely, Calif.
Producer  Esmond Edwards
Recorded By – Wally Heider Recording 

tracks list:

  A1 Three Blind Mice     9:44   
A2 Georgia On My Mind     6:20   
A3 Soul Yodel
    Bass – Richard Davis (2) 6:03   
B1 Middle Class Folk Song     6:02   
B2 The Jolly Black Giant     3:28   
B3 Red, White & Blooze     8:27



vendredi 29 septembre 2017

BILLY LARKIN AND THE DELEGATES PIGMY single

AURA RECORDS 1965                     single 4504


credits:

 Drums – Mel Brown
    Guitar – Henry Swarn
    Organ – Billy Larkin
    Producer – Richard Bock

tracklisting:

 A     Pigmy Part 1     2:27
B     Pigmy Part 2     2:34





BILLY LARKIN & THE DELEGATES PIGMY

AURA RECORDS 1964                          ARS 3002
   

credits

    Drums – Mel Brown
    Guitar – Hank Swarn
     Organ – Billy Larkin

 Design [Album], Photography By – Woody Woodward
  Liner Notes – Les Carter
    Producer – Richard Bock


 Tracklisting:


A1 The Peeper 2:43    
A2 Foxy Little Ghoul 2:59    
A3 There Is No Greater Love 4:38    
A4 Cristo Redentor 4:38    
A5 Hainty 3:15    
B1 Pigmy 2:27    
B2 Ice Water 3:46    
B3 Grooveyard 5:13    
B4 Old Country 3:15    
B5 Watch Your Motives 4:15

 
 pigmy


THE THREE SOUNDS SOUL SYMPHONY

     BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                  BST 84341    




credits:

Gene Harris - piano
    Henry Franklin - bass
    Carl Burnett - drums
    Monk Higgins - arranger, conductor
    David Duke, Art Maebe - french horn
    Buddy Collette - flute, alto flute
    Fred Robinson - guitar
    Alan Estes - percussion
    Unidentified string section led by Jim Getzof
    (track 1) and Sid Sharp (tracks 2-6)
    Alex Brown, Mamie Galore, Clydie King - backing vocals
reorded at:
Liberty Studios, West Hollywood, CA, August 26, 1969


track list:

A1 Soul Symphony     26:05    
B1 Repeat After Me     6:45    
B2 Upper Four Hundred     4:03    
B3 Popsicle Pimp     2:55    
B4 Black Sugar




            


dimanche 24 septembre 2017

BYRDIE GREEN I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN'T GOOD)

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                        PRST 7509

credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Drums – John Harris 
Electric Bass – Jimmy Lewis 
Guitar – Thornel Schwartz
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Tenor Saxophone – Houston Person
Vocals – Byrdie Green

Producer – Cal Lampley
Recorded By, Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1967


tracks list:


A1 See See Rider
Written-By – Ledbetter*, Rainey
A2 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Written-By – Ellington*, Webster*
A3 Yesterday's Kisses
Written-By – Bruno*, Bruno*
A4 The Poor Side Of Town
Written-By – Rivers*, Adler*
B1 (I've Been) Lonely Too Long
Written-By – Brigati*, Cavaliere*
B2 I Had A Man
B3 Hold On To Him
B4 This Bitter Earth
Written-By – Otis*
B5     People





WILLIS JACKSON MORE GRAVY

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                  PRLP 7317 


credits:

Willis Jackson - tenor saxophone
Frank Robinson - trumpet
Carl Wilson - organ
Pat Martino - guitar
Sam Jones - bass
Joe Hadrick - drums

Recorded at :
Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, 
New Jersey on October 24, 1963

track list:

A1 Pool Shark 3:50
A2 Somewhere Along The Way 4:15
A3  Stuffin' 7:20
B1 Nuther'n Like Thuther'n 7:30
B2 More Gravy 4:05
B3 Fiddlin' 5:05




vendredi 22 septembre 2017

WILLIE BOBO JUICY

VERVE RECORDS 1967                        V6-8685


credit:

 Willie Bobo - timbales
    Melvin Lastie - cornet
    Bobby Brown - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
    Clarence "Sonny" Henry - guitar
    Unknown - bass
    Unknown - percussion

Recorded     January 12 & 31 and February 1 & 4, 1967
New York City
 Engineer – Val Valentin
Producer – Pete Spargo, Teddy Reig

tracks listing

A1     Knock On Wood
Written-By – E. Floyd*, S. Cropper 2:30
A2     Mating Call
Written-By – B. Keyes 2:38
A3     Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
 Written-By – Zawinul 2:32
A4     Felicidad
 Written-By – S. Henry 3:15
A5     La Descarga Del Bobo
Written-By – W. Bobo 3:48
A6     Juicy
Written-By – M. Stoller 2:13
B1     Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Written-By – E. Holland, N. Whitfield 2:30
B2     Music To Watch Girls By
Written-By – S. Ramin 2:19
B3     Dreams
Written-By – B. Valentin 3:21
B4     Dis-Advantages
Written-By – M. Leigh 2:02
B5     Roots
Written-By – S. Henry 3:14
B6     Shing-A-Ling Baby
Written-By – B. Valentin*, W. Correa 2:47






WILLIE BOBO AND THE BO-GENTS DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO...

SUSSEX RECORDS 1971                        SXBS 7003


credits:

Bass [Fender] – Ernie McDaniel
Congas – Victor Pantoja
Drums – Jimmy Smith 
Electric Piano – Reggie Andrews
Guitar – Barry Zweig
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Ron Starr
Timbales, Liner Notes – Willie Bobo
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter

Producer – Clarence Avant, Willie Bobo
Recorded at: Crystal Sound Recording Studio, Hollywood, Calif.
Engineer [Recording & Remixing] – Richard Sanford Orshoff

tracks list:

A1 Do What You Want To Do
Written-By – Reginald Andrew*
3:21
A2 Shut Up And Pay Attention
Written-By – Ronald Starr*
3:30
A3 Dindi
Written-By – Oliviera*, Jobin*, Gilbert*
6:04
A4 Come Together
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney*
5:19
A5 Soul Foo Yong
Written-By – Steve Huffsteter
4:46
B1 Broasted Or Fried
Written-By – Reginald Andrew*
4:58
B2 The Thrill Is Gone
Written-By – Benson*, Pettite*
5:50
B3 How Can I Say Goodbye?
Written-By – David O'Rourk
3:14
B4 Never You Mind
Written-By – Reginald Andrew*
5:59