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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, lovers of blues and soul music
and tourists, 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...."

samedi 30 décembre 2017

RAY BRYANT GROOVE HOUSE

SUE RECORDS 1963                                          LP 1016



credits:

 Ray Bryant – piano
Wally Richardson – guitar (tracks 3, 5, 7 & 9)
Tommy Bryant – bass
Bobby Donaldson (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10),
 Panama Francis (tracks 3, 5, 7 & 9) – drums

Producer [Produced & Directed By] Juggy Murray

Recorded    
May 22 and June 14 & 19, 1963
Studio     New York City


tracks list:

A1 Joey
Written By – SalmiersWritten-By – Herb Weiner*, 
James Kriegsman*, Bernstein 3:30
A2 Sweetest Sounds
Written-By – Richard Rodgers 4:04
A3 Glissamba
Written-By – Ray Bryant 4:00
A4 My Reverie
Written-By – Larry Clinton 2:30
A5 Long Way From Home
Arranged By – Ray BryantWritten-By – Traditional 3:00
B1 Backroom
Written-By – Ray Bryant 4:40
B2 Chariot Swing
Arranged By – Ray BryantWritten-By – Traditional 3:00
B3 No. Two
Written-By – Ray Bryant 3:06
B4 Gravy Waltz
Written-By – Ray Brown 3:10
B5 Be-Bop Irishman
Written-By – Ray Bryant 3:42 









vendredi 29 décembre 2017

LOU JOHNSON SWEET SOUTHERN SOUL

COTILLION RECORDS 1969                           SD 9008

credits:

Lou Johnson Vocal
Barry Beckett & Spooner Oldham Organ,
Piano & Electric Piano.
Aaron Varnell & Charlie Chalmers Tenor Saxes.
Ronal Eades Tenor or Baritone Sax.
James Mitchell Baritone Sax.
Gene " Bow Legs" Miller Trumpet.
Albert Lowe Lead Guitar.
Jimmy Johnson Rhythm Guitar.
David Hood  Bass.
Roger Hawkins Drums.
 Arranged By [Horns & Strings] – Arif Mardin

Recorded at Fame recording Studio, 
Muscle Shoals. Alabama
Recording Engineer: Mickey Buckins
Producer – Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd

tracks list:

A1     Rock Me Baby 2:13
A2     It's In The Wind 2:24
A3     This Magic Moment 2:06
A4     She Thinks I Still Care 3:11
A5     Move And Groove Together 2:41
A6     Please Stay     2:45
B1     I Can't Change 2:46
B2     Tears Tears Tears 2:35
B3     People In Love     2:37
B4     Don't Play That Song (You Lied) 2:30
B5     Gypsy Woman 2:58













DENISE LASALLE TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE

WESTBOUND RECORDS 1972                     WB 2012



tracks list:


     A1 Trapped By A Thing Called Love     2:36   
A2 Now Run And Tell That     3:19   
A3 Heartbreaker Of The Year     2:48   
A4 Good Goody Better     3:19   
A5 Catch Me If You Can     3:03   
B1 Hung Up, Strung Up     2:37   
B2 Do Me Right     2:50   
B3 The Deeper I Go (The Better It Gets)     2:23   
B4 If You Should Loose Me     2:37   
B5 Keep It Coming     2:32   
B6 It's Too Late  Written-By – Carole King, Toni Stern 3:10   










BROTHER JACK McDUFF GIN AND ORANGE

CADET RECORDS 1969                                         LPS-831 



credits:

Brother Jack McDuff - organ
Gene Barge - alto saxophone (tracks 1, 3 & 5)
Ben Branch (tracks 1, 3 & 5), Cliff Davis (tracks 2, 4 & 6-8),
Bill Phipps (tracks 2, 4 & 6-8) - tenor saxophone
Jerry Byrd (tracks 2, 4 & 6-8), Cash McCall (tracks 1, 3 & 5) - guitar
Phil Upchurch - electric bass (tracks 1, 3 & 5)
Joe Burkes (tracks 2, 4 & 6-8), Morris Jennings (tracks 1, 3 & 5) - drums
Richard Powell - percussion (tracks 1, 3 & 5)

recorded at 
Ter Mar Studios and The London House, Chicago, Illinois
  
track list: 

A1 Mac-Duffin' 3:00    
A2 The Electric Surfboard 5:00    
A3 On The Case 2:59    
A4 Channel One 5:53    
B1 Get It Up 3:00    
B2 Gin And Orange 4:12    
B3 Beep-Bo-Boo 7:20    
B4 With The Wind






JIMMY SMITH DAMN!

VERVE RECORDS 1995               CD     314 527 631-2 


      credits:

Jimmy Smith – organ, arranger
    Roy Hargrove – flugelhorn, trumpet
    Nicholas Payton – trumpet
    Bernard "Pretty" Purdie - drums
    Abraham Burton – alto saxophone
    Ron Blake – tenor saxophone
    Mark Turner
    Tim Warfield
    Mark Whitfield – guitar
    Christian McBride – double bass
    Art Taylor – drums
  
Recorded and Mixed by Jim Anderson
Recorded January 24 and 25, 1995, at Power Station, New York

Mixed at Power Station, New York


track list:

1 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Drums – Bernard Purdie
2 Sister Sadie
 Saxophone [Alto] – Abraham Burton    
3 Woody 'N' You     6:50    
4 The One Before This     6:53    
5 Watermelon Man
Drums – Bernard Purdie
6 This Here     7:30    
7 Scrapple From The Apple     5:25    
8 Hi-Fly     6:35    
9 A La Mode
Saxophone [Alto] – Abraham Burton






jeudi 28 décembre 2017

DAVE BABY CORTEZ RINKY DINK

CHESS RECORDS 1962                                   LP 1473


 tracks list:

 A1 Rinky Dink 2:46
A2 Gettin' Right 2:36
A3 Skins And Sounds 2:23
A4 Jammin' Part 1 3:00
A5 Jammin' Part 2 2:15
B1 Little Paris Melody 2:47
B2 Wobble Part 1 2:38
B3 Wobble Part 2 1:46
B4 Mr. Gee 2:20
B5 Davy's Schuffle 2:35
B6 Lost Love 2:50









DAVE BABY CORTEZ TWEETIE PIE

ROULETTE RECORDS 1966                                      SR25315


credits:
Hugo&Luigi Productions


tracks list:

A1 Tweetie Pie        
A2 Shake        
A3 Watermelon Man        
A4 The Boy From New York City        
A5 Can't Buy Me Love        
A6 Twine Time        
B1 Stagger Lee        
B2 Yeh Yeh        
B3 Searchin'        
B4 Come See About Me        
B5 Things Ain't What They Used To Be        
B6 Paper Tiger 


mardi 26 décembre 2017

JIMMY SMITH RESPECT


VERVE RECORDS 1967                         V6-8705 


credits :

  Jimmy Smith – organ
    Eric Gale – guitar
    Thornel Schwartz – guitar
    Bob Bushnell – double bass
    Ron Carter – double bass
    Bernard "Pretty" Purdie – drums
    Grady Tate – drums


Producer – Creed Taylor
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Engineer [Director] – Val Valentin 

recorded at:
    
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
June 2 & 14, 1967


track list:

A1 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy    6:30   
A2 Respect 2:12   
A3 Funky Broadway 6:35   
B1 T-Bone Steak    7:15   
B2 Get Out Of My Life




GRANT GREEN HIS MAJESTY KING FUNK

VERVE RECORDS 1965                          V/V6 8627 

credits:

Grant Green - guitar
    Harold Vick - tenor saxophone
    Larry Young - organ
    Ben Dixon - drums
    Candido Camero - bongo, congas

Recorded: May 26, 1965
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
engineer Rudy Van Gelder


tracks list:

A1 The Selma March
Written-By – Green 8:20   
A2 Willow Weep For Me
Written-By – Ronell 9:55   
B1 The Cantaloupe Woman
Written-By – Dixon 4:50   
B2 That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day)
Written By – Smith-Gillespie 5:17   
B3 Daddy Grapes
Written-By – Graham 4:25




samedi 23 décembre 2017

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


 Soulful Christmas




JAMES BROWN AND HIS FAMOUS FLAMS SINGS CHRISTMAS SONGS

KING RECORDS 1966                            KING 1010 

another cover

 
track list:

A1 Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year     6:30    
A2 Sweet Little Baby Boy (Part 1)     2:40    
A3 Sweet Little Baby Boy (Part 2)     2:35    
A4 Merry Christmas, I Love You     2:30    
A5 Signs Of Christmas     4:38    
A6 The Christmas Song (Version 2)     2:45    
B1 Merry Christmas Baby     3:54    
B2 The Christmas Song (Version 1)     2:40    
B3 Please Come Home For Christmas     3:20    
B4 This Is My Lonely Christmas (Part 1)     3:00    
B5 This Is My Lonely Christmas (Part 2)     4:45    
B6 Christmas In Heaven


 
 
 

EL CHICANO REVOLUCION

KAPP RECORDS 1971                                   KS  3640 

credits 

Bass, Vocals – Freddie Sanchez
      Drums, Percussion – John DeLuna
      Guitar – Little Mickey Lespron*
      Organ – Bobby Espinosa
    Vocals, Congas, Percussion – Andre Baéza
    Vocals, Percussion – Ersi Arvizu


Producer – Tom Catalano
Co-producer – Fred De Mann*
    Engineer – Armin Steiner
     Mixed By – John Stokoviac


track list: 
A1     Keep On Moving     2:51    
A2     Cubano Chant     5:31    
A3    Sabor A Mi     3:17    
A4     Make It All Go     4:13    
A5    I'm A Good Woman     4:38    
B1     Viva La Raza     2:51    
B2     Spanish Grease     2:41    
B3     Sugar Sugar     5:20    
B4     Chicano Chant     6:45    
B5     Don't Put Me Down (If I'm Brown)




mercredi 20 décembre 2017

MONGO SANTAMARIA FEELIN' ALRIGHT

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                               SD 8252  


credits :

Charles Owens ténor sax
 Mongo Santamaria percussion
 arranged by Marty Sheller
recorded at:
NYC, September 11, 1969 and
Wally Heider Sound Studio III, Los Angeles, CA, October 6,7,8 1969
Engineer [Recording] – Bill Halverson
  
track list:

A1 Feelin' Alright 2:31   
A2 Fever 3:02   
A3 Hip-Hug-Her 2:50   
A4 Hold On, I'm Comin'    2:18   
A5 I Can't Get Next To You 2:39   
A6 Sunshine Of Your Love 3:21   
B1 Heighty-Hi 2:43   
B2 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida 3:34   
B3 On Broadway 3:14   
B4 Tracks Of My Tears 2:51   
B5 By The Time I Get To Phoenix    4:07





MONGO SANTAMARIA HEY! LET'S PARTY!

   COLUMBIA RECORDS 1966                                CS 9273    
  

credits:

Bass – Victor Venegas
Drums – Mongo Santamaria
Piano – Rodger Grant*
Saxophone – Hubert Laws
Saxophone [Alto, Baritone], Flute – Bobby Capers
Timbales, Drums – Carmello Garcia*
Trumpet – Marty Sheller


      
tracks listing:

A1   Walk On By      
A2  I Got You (I Feel Good) 
A3 In The Mood   
A4 Baila Dance    
A5    Louie, Louie    
B1 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction   
B2    Hey!   
B3    Call Me     
B4    El Bikini    
B5  Shotgun 



Louie, Louie




mardi 19 décembre 2017

RUTH BROWN ROCK & ROLL

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1957                               LP 8004
 
 
Ruth Brown (subtitled Rock & Roll) is a compilation album
 by vocalist Ruth Brown featuring tracks recorded 
between 1949 and 1956 and released on the Atlantic label.


credits:

 Ruth Brown – vocal with various personnel including:
    Dick Cary – alto horn
    Bobby Hackett, Taft Jordan, Ed "Tiger" Lewis – trumpet
    Will Bradley, Richard Harris – trombone
    Peanuts Hucko – clarinet, tenor saxophone
    Arnett Cobb, Willis Jackson, Sam Taylor – tenor saxophone
    Ernie Caceres, Haywood Henry, Sylvester Thomas, Paul Williams – baritone saxophone
    Joe Bushkin, Ernie Hayes, John Lewis, Bu Pleasant, Harry Van Walls – piano
    Rector Bailey, Mickey Baker, John Collins, Eddie Condon – guitar
    George Duvivier, Jack Lesberg, Benny Moten, Lloyd Trotman – bass
    Sidney Catlett, Connie Kay, Joe Marshall, Noruddin Zafer – drums
    The Delta Rhythm Boys, The Rhythmakers – backing vocals

Recorded   
May 25, 1949, February 28 and September, 1950,
 February 13, July 2 and December 19, 1952,
 April 10 and December 16, 1953,
 May 7 and August 11, 1954, March 1 and July 7, 1955
 and September 25, 1956 NYC


tracks listing:

 A1 Lucky Lips
Written-By – Leiber & Stoller 2:04
A2 As Long As I'm Moving
Written-By – Calhoun 2:41
A3 Wild Wild Young Men
Written-By – A. Nugetre 2:30
A4 Daddy Daddy
Written-By – Toombs 2:53
A5 Mambo Baby
Written-By – Singleton*, McCoy 2:41
A6 Teardrops From My Eyes
Written-By – Toombs 2:54
A7 Hello Little Boy
Written-By – Brown 2:38
B1 Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Written-By – Lance*, Wallace 2:51
B2 5 -10 -15 Hours
Written-By – Toombs 3:11
B3 It's Love Baby
Written-By – Jarrett 2:40
B4 Sentimental Journey
Written-By – Homer*, Green*, Brown 2:34
B5 Old Man River
Written-By – Hammerstein-Kern 2:12
B6 So Long
Written-By – Melsher*, Harris*, Morgan 2:36
B7 Oh What A Dream
Written-By – Willis 2:51







mercredi 13 décembre 2017

RAY BARRETTO SEÑOR 007

UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS 1965                     UAS 6478


credits:

Ray Barretto y su Conjunto, 
Roberto Rodríguez trumpet
Joe Wohletz trombone
Mike Dante, Barry Finclair violin
Eddie Martínez piano
Carlos Castillo bass and Orestes Vilato pailas

recorded in New York, 1965


tracks list:

A1 Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Written-By – J. Barry*, L. Bricusse*
A2 Search For Vulcan
Written-By – J. Barry*
A3 Jamaica Jump Up
Written-By – M. Norman*
A4 Thunderball
Written-By – D. Black*, J. Barry*
A5 From Russia With Love
Written-By – L. Bart*
B1 I Wanna Be A James Bond Girl
Written-By – L. Holmes*, N. Sherman*
B2 007
Written-By – J. Barry*
B3 Underneath The Mango Tree
Written-By – M. Norman*
B4 The James Bond Theme
Written-By – M. Norman*
B5 Goldfinger
Written-By – A. Newley*, J. Barry*, L. Bricusse*







mardi 12 décembre 2017

RAY BRYANT AND HIS COMBO DANCING THE BIG TWIST

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1961                             CS 8546 


credits:

  Ray Bryant – piano
Harry Edison (track 7), Pat Jenkins (tracks 1–6 & 8),
Joe Newman (tracks 1–6 & 8) – trumpet
Matthew Gee – trombone (tracks 1–6 & 8)
Ben Richardson – baritone saxophone (track 7)
Buddy Tate – tenor saxophone
Bill Lee (track 7), Jimmy Rowser (tracks 1–6 & 8) – bass
Gus Johnson (track 7), Mickey Roker (tracks 1–6 & 8) – drums
Ray Barretto – congas (track 7)
Don Covay – vocals (track 2)

Recorded: December 27, 1960 and October 23 & 26, 1961
Studio     Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City  



trackslisting:

 A1 Twist City
Written-By – M. Gee 5:45
A2 Just A Little Bit Of Twist
Written-By, Vocals – Don Covay 2:46
A3 Big Susie
Written-By – R. Bryant 5:22
A4 Twist On
Written-By – R. Bryant 4:46
B1 Twistin' On A Cat's Paw
Written-By – B. Tate 5:00
B2 Mo-Lasses
Written-By – J. Newman 5:15
B3 Fast Twist
Written-By – H. Edison*, R. Bryant 2:15
B4 Do That Twist (Early In The Morning)
Written-By – M. Gee 5:31






RAY BARRETTO LATINO CON SOUL

UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS 1967                    UAS 6593


credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Ray Barretto
Mixed By [Mixing Engineer] – Brooks Arthur
Producer – Henry Jerome
Vocals – Adalberto Santiago, Pete Bonet



tracks list:


A1 Bilongo
Written-By – J. Barretto*
4:47
A2 Love You (Eras)
Written-By – R. Barretto*
2:53
A3 Trompeta Y Trombon
Written-By – R. Barretto*
6:07
A4 Boogaloo Con Soul
Written-By – R. Barretto*, S. Lopez*
5:13
B1 Do You Dig It?
Written-By – R. Barretto*
2:29
B2 El Picor
Written By – Harris
Written-By – Pedro Bonet*
3:35
B3 Lo Mismo Que A Usted
Written-By – D. Ramos*, P. Alito Ortega*
4:39
B4 Fuego Y Pa'lante
Written-By – R. Rodriguez*
4:51
B5 Happy Birthday Everybody
Written-By – R. Barretto*
2:20








JUNIOR WALKER & THE ALL STARS RAINBOW FUNK

SOUL RECORDS  1971                                    SS 732L


Arranged By – David Van DePitte, Willie Shorter
Art Direction – Curtis McNair
Producer – Johnny Bristol


tracks list:


A1 Way Back Home 3:43
A2 Take Me Girl, I'm Ready 3:56
A3 Feeling Alright 4:30
A4 Right On Brothers And Sisters 2:58
A5 Teach Them To Pray 4:40
B1 Something 4:56
B2 Psychedelic Shack 4:57
B3 Pieces Of A Man 3:20
B4 These Things Will Keep Me Loving You 4:50