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 11 août 2017


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1967               BST 84267 

credits :

Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Jerry Dodgion
Bass – Gene Taylor
Drums – Grady Tate
Piano – Duke Pearson
Tenor Saxophone – Stanley Turrentine
Trombone – Garnett Brown
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
 NJ, September 13, 1967

track list:

A1 Chili Peppers  7:03   
A2 Make It Good 6:35   
A3  My Love Waits (O Meu Amor Espera) 5:55   
B1Los Malos Hombres  6:30   
B2 Scrap Iron 5:20   
B3 Rotary  6:13


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1968                 BST 84293 


Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Congas – Victor Pantojo*
Congas, Guiro – "Potato" Valdes*
Drums – Mickey Roker
Flute, Flute [Alto] – Jerry Dodgion
Guitar – Al Gafa, Sam Brown (2)
Piano – Duke Pearson
Vibraphone – Bobby Hutcherson

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 

June 24, 1968 and September 11, 1968

tracks list:

A1 The Phantom 10:15
A2  Blues For Alvina Written By – Willie and Alvina Wilson 3:05
A3  Bunda Amerela (Little Yellow Streetcar) 6:05
B1  Los Ojos Alegres (The Happy Eyes) 6:15
B2  Say You're Mine 5:50
B3  The Moana Surf Written By – Jerry Dodgion7:25

mercredi 9 août 2017


CONCORD PICANTE 1989                  CCD-4406-2


Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Gene Burkert
    Bass, Backing Vocals – Tony Banda
    Bongos, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Jose "Papo" Rodriguez
    Congas, Bata, Lead Vocals – Poncho Sanchez
    Piano – Charlie Otwell
    Timbales [Special Guest] – Tito Puente
    Timbales, Drums – Ramon Banda
    Trombone, Backing Vocals – Art Velasco
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Sal Cracchiolo

tracks list:

1 Song For Cal 4:12
2 A Night In London 6:13
3 Mama Guela 5:47
4 Soul Burst 3:33
5 Will You Still Be Mine 5:29
6 Lover, Come Back To Me! 4:03
7 Chile Con Soul 5:05
8 Nueva Charanga 2:35
9 Quieto 5:06
10 Con Migo 4:43
11 Ti-Pon-Pa 4:23
 12 Cold Sweat / Funky Broadway 5:38

mardi 8 août 2017




Poncho Sanchez (vocals, congas, percussion);
Ray Charles (vocals);
Pee Wee Ellis, Scott Martin (tenor saxophone);
Sal Cracchiolo (trumpet);
Fred Wesley (trombone);
David Torres (piano);
Joey DeFrancesco, Billy Preston (Hammond b-3 organ);
Tony Banda (bass instrument, background vocals);
Mongo Santamaria (congas).

tracks list:

1    Hey Bud
    2    Joseito See
    3    Listen Here / Cold Duck
    4    Cuidate Compay        
    5    Chile con Soul
    6    Co Co May May
    7    Ixtapa S
    8    Lip Smacker
    9    Sin Timbal
    10    One Mint Julep
    11    Besame Mama
    12    Watermelon Man 


STAX RECORDS 1966                              S708  
Samuel Moore – vocals
    Dave Prater – vocals
    Booker T. & the MG's and the Mar-Key Horns – instrumentation:
        Booker T. Jones – keyboards
        Steve Cropper – guitar
        Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass guitar
        Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
        Charles "Packy" Axton – tenor saxophone
        Don Nix – saxophone
        Wayne Jackson – trombone, trumpet
        Isaac Hayes – organ

recorded sessions

Memphis, TN, July 27, 1965
    I Take What I Want
Memphis, TN, October 25, 1965
    You Don't Know Like I Know
    Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart)
Memphis, TN, March 8, 1966
    I Got Everything I Need
    Hold On, I'm Comin'
Memphis, TN, August 8, 1966
    If You Got The Loving
    Ease Me
    Don't Make It So Hard On Me
    It's A Wonder
    Don't Help Me Out
    Just Me
    You Got It Made
tracks list:
A1     Hold On, I'm Comin'     2:30
A2     If You Got The Loving     2:30
A3     I Take What I Want     2:35
A4     Ease Me     2:25
A5     I Got Everything I Need     2:53
A6     Don't Make It So Hard On Me     2:45
B1     It's A Wonder     2:38
B2     Don't Help Me Out     2:55
B3     Just Me     2:35
B4     You Got It Made     2:30
B5     You Don't Know Like I Know     2:36
B6     Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart)     2:18

lundi 7 août 2017


STAX RECORDS 1967                                   S725


 Sam Moore - vocals
    Dave Prater - vocals
    Booker T. & the MG's and the Mar-Key Horns
        Booker T. Jones - keyboards
        Steve Cropper - guitar
        Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass guitar
        Al Jackson, Jr. - drums
        Charles "Packy" Axton - tenor saxophone
        Don Nix - saxophone
        Wayne Jackson - trombone, trumpet
        Isaac Hayes - organ

August 10, October 4, 1967
Producer – Isaac Hayes & David Porter

 Design – Loring Eutemey
Photography By [Cover & Back Liner] – Jean-Pierre Leloir 

tracks list:

 A1     Soul Man
Written-By – Isaac Hayes & David Porter 2:36
A2     May I Baby
Written-By – Isaac Hayes & David Porter 2:38
A3     Broke Down Piece Of Man
Written-By – Joe Shamwell, Steve Cropper 2:46
A4     Let It Be Me
Written-By – Gilbert Becaud*, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoe 2:45
A5     Hold It Baby
Written-By – Bonnie Rice 2:35
A6     I'm With You
Written-By – Loman Pauling 2:50
B1     Don't Knock It
Written-By – Isaac Hayes & David Porter 2:28
B2     Just Keep Holding On
Written-By – Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones 2:52
B3     The Good Runs The Bad Way
Written-By – Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson 2:15
B4     Rich Kind Of Poverty
Written-By – Isaac Hayes, Paul Selph 2:13
B5     I've Seen What Loneliness Can Do
Written-By – Allen Jones, Homer Banks 2:58

vendredi 4 août 2017


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                      SD 8205


 Sam Moore, Dave Prater (vocals)

recorded at:
Memphis, TN, January 5, 1968, April 11, 1968, 
 April 25, 1968,  October 7, 1968
United Sound Systems, Detroit, MI, September 30, 1968 
tracks: B1, B2, B3, B5
    Producer – David Porter
    Producer, Arranged By – Isaac Hayes
    Engineer [Recording] – Ronnie Capone

tracks list:

 A1     I Thank You
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes 2:53
A2     Everybody Got To Believe In Somebody
Arranged By – Del WarrenWritten-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes 3:12
A3     These Arms Of Mine
Written-By – Otis Redding 3:08
A4     Wrap It Up
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes 2:30
A5     If I Didn't Have A Girl Like You
Arranged By – Del WarrenWritten-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes 4:23
A6     You Don't Know What You Mean To Me
Written-By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Carpenter 2:41
B1     Don't Turn Your Heater On
Written-By – Alvertis Isbell, Steve Cropper 2:17
B2     Talk To The Man
Arranged By – Del WarrenWritten-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes 3:02
B3     Love Is After Me
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes, Steve Cropper 2:20
B4     Ain't That A Lot Of Love
Written-By – Deanie Parker, Homer Banks 2:41
B5     Don't Waste That Love
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes 2:45
B6     That Lucky Old Sun
Written-By – Beasley Smith, Haven Gillespie 3:10



NOLA RECORDS 1966                                       LP1001

Parker was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States,
and started his career as a saxophonist, playing with
Professor Longhair on his hit "Mardi Gras In New Orleans" 
in 1949. Over the next decade, he played with 
most of New Orleans'musicians, including Fats Domino, 
Irma Thomas, and Huey "Piano" Smith. By 1958, 
he had started recording solo, 
having a local hit with th instrumental "All Night Long". 
In 1965 he signed for Nola Records, and had his biggest
hit with "Barefootin’". Although he continued to record, 
he failed to repeat his success in terms of sales, and 
his recording career effectively ended in the 1970s.

tracks listing:

   A1        Barefootin'
Written-By – Robert Parker  
A2        Let's Go, Baby (Where The Action Is)
Written-By – Robert Parker 
A3        Mr. Pitful
Written-By – Redding*, Copper*
A4        I've Been Loving You Too Long
Written-By – Redding* 
A5        Soul Kind Of Living
Written-By – E. Frank*, T. Val*  
A6        C. C. Rider
Written-By – Robert Parker 
B1        The Scratch
Written-By – Robert Parker 
B2        Happy Feet
Written-By – Robert Parker 
B3        In The Midnight Hour
Written-By – Copper*, Pickett*
B4        Directly From My Heart
Written-By – Penniman*
B5        Heading For A Fall
Written-By – E. Frank*, T. Val*  
B6        I Can't Help Myself
Written By – Dozier-Holland
Written-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland

updated link  


TETRAGRAMMATON RECORDS 1969               T - 111

 decent, if derivative, soul vocalist, Chicagoan Rhetta Hughes seemed 
about ready to move into the spotlight in 1969, when her remake of the Doors'
 ‘Light My Fire’ made the R&B Top 40. Later, in 1983, she would have a hit 
on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with ‘Angel Man (G.A.)’. 

Arranged By – Mike Terry*

Artwork By [Album Design] – Jon Echeverrieta
Photography – Gene Brownwell
Producer – Mike Terry, Jo Armstead

tracks list:

A1 Light My Fire 2:53
A2 Baby, I Need Your Loving 3:25
A3 Hip Old Lady On A Honda 2:08
A4 Walk On By 2:53
A5 His Happiness 2:35
A6 Cry Myself To Sleep 2:06
B1 Sooky 2:22
B2 Giving Up My Heartaches 2:24
B3 Gimme Some Of Yours 2:19
B4 You're Doing It With Her 2:45
B5 I Can't Stand Under This Pressure

updated link

mardi 1 août 2017


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1959                           8026


Ruth Brown – vocal with various personnel including
    Ed "Tiger" Lewis, Steve Lipkins, Joe Wilder – trumpet
    Jimmy Cleveland, Richard Harris – trombone
    Jimmy Mitchell, Jerome Richardson – alto saxophone
    Arnett Cobb, King Curtis, Budd Johnson, 
Sam Taylor – tenor saxophone
    Sylvester Thomas – baritone saxophone
    Lee Anderson, Dick Hyman, 
Bu Pleasant, Mike Stoller – piano
    Mickey Baker, Al Caiola, Allen Hanlon, 
Mundell Lowe, Charles Macey – guitar
    Abie Baker, Percy Heath,
 Benny Moten, Lloyd Trotman – bass
    Connie Kay, Joe Marshall, 
Noruddin Zafer – drums
    Jerry Duane, Bob Harter, Artie Malvin, 
Bill Marine, Robert Miller,
   Ralph Nyland, The Rhythmakers, 
Maeretha Stewart – backing vocals


May 7, 1954, March 1, 1955, September 25, 1956,
April 15 and December 5, 1957,
July 30, 1958 and March 7, 1959

tracks list:

 A1     This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
Written-By – Bobby Darin, Mann Curtis 1:42
A2     Just Too Much
Written-By – Carmen Taylor, Gerald Wexler 2:27
A3     I Hope We Meet (On The Road Some Day)
Written-By – Rudolph Toombs 2:40
A4     Why Me
Written-By – Belford Hendricks, Brook Benton, Ronnie Mack 2:23
A5     Somebody Touched Me
Written-By – Ahmet Ertegun 2:25
A6     When I Get You Baby
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis, Ruth Brown 2:06
B1     Jack O' Diamonds
Written-By – Leiber & Stoller 2:30
B2     I Can't Hear A Word You Say
Written-By – Leiber & Stoller 2:28
B3     One More Time
Written-By – Charles Singleton, Rose Marie McCoy 2:36
B4     Book Of Lies
Written-By – Connie Moore, Danny Small 2:31
B5     I Can See Everybody's Baby
Written-By – Leroy Kirkland, Mamie Thomas 3:00
B6     Show Me
Written-By – Joe Shapiro , Lou Stallman 2:38


samedi 29 juillet 2017


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1967               BST 84263


 Lou Donaldson - alto saxophone
    Melvin Lastie - cornet (#1-5)
    Lonnie Smith - organ
    George Benson - guitar
    Leo Morris - drums

Recorded     April 7, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
engineer Rudy Van Gelder

track list:

 A1     Alligator Bogaloo
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 6:45
A2     One Cylinder
Written-By – Freddie McCoy 6:40
A3     The Thang
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 5:45
B1     Aw Shucks!
Written-By – Lonnie Smith 7:15
B2     Rev. Moses
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 6:20
B3     I Want A Little Girl
Written-By – Moll*, Mencher 4:25

mercredi 26 juillet 2017


COLUMBIA RECORDS 1962                              CS 8561  

The Electrifying Aretha Franklin is the third studio album 
by Aretha Franklin for Columbia Records in 1962. 


Recorded: July 11, 1961; August 16, 1961; 

November 7, 1961; December 21, 1961; 
January 25, 1962
at Columbia Recording Studios 
799, Seventh Avenue, New York


 John H. Hammond, Richard Wess

tracks list:

A1 You Made Me Love You 2:18
A2 I Told You So 2:43
A3 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 2:21
A4 Nobody Like You 2:20
A5 Exactly Like You 2:35
A6 It's So Heartbreakin' 2:40
B1 Rough Lover 2:52
B2 Blue Holiday 2:58
B3 Just For You 2:23
B4 That Lucky Old Sun 3:37
B5 I Surrender, Dear 2:44
B6 Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive 2:17


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                     SD 8207


    Aretha Franklin - vocals, piano
    Carolyn Franklin - background vocals
    Charnessa Jones - background vocals
    Wyline Ivey - background vocals
    Jerry Weaver - guitar
    Gary Illingworth - piano
    George Davidson - drums
    Ron Jackson - trumpet
    David Squire - baritone saxophone
    Donald "Buck" Waldon - tenor saxophone
    Donald Townes - trumpet
    Little John Wilson - trumpet
    Miller Brisker - tenor saxophone
    Rene Pitts - trombone
    Rodderick Hicks - bass
    Russell Conway - trumpet
    Conductor – Donald Townes

Recorded live at "the Olympia Theatre"
May 7, 1968 Paris, France
Engineer Recording – Jean-Michel Poudubois

Production Associate – Bernard de Bosson, Frank Fenter
Supervised By – Jerry Wexler  

tracks list:

 A1     (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written-By – Mick Jagger & Keith Richard 2:35
A2     Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White 2:22
A3     Soul Serenade
Written-By – Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon 2:30
A4     Night Life
Written-By – Paul Buskirk, Walt Breeland, Willie Nelson 3:10
A5     Baby, I Love You
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon 2:39
A6     Groovin'
Written-By – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere 2:45
A7     (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Written-By – Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler 2:37
B1     Come Back Baby
Written-By – Ray Charles 2:29
B2     Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White 2:18
B3     Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White 2:47
B4     I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon 2:47
B5     Chain Of Fools
Written-By – Don Covay 2:45
B6     Respect
Written-By – Otis Redding 2:26

mardi 25 juillet 2017


VERVE RECORDS 1966                                 V6-8648


Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Bobby Brown 
Arranged By – Arturo O'Farrill (tracks: B5),
Clarence Henry (tracks: A2, A3), 
Mel Lastie* (tracks: A1, A4 to B2, B4)
Bass – Bobby Rodriguez, Jon Hart
Bongos, Guiro – Oswald Martinez
Congas – Carlos Valdes*
Cornet – Mel Lastie
Guitar – Sonny Henry
Percussion – Jose Mangual, Victor Pantoja

Photography By [Cover] – Charles Stewart*
Producer – Creed Taylor

Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

Engineer [Director Of Engineering] – Val Valentin
Recorded January & April 1966 at Van Gelder Studio,
 Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

tracks list:

A1 Boogaloo In Room 802 2:30
A2 Come A Little Bit Closer 3:05
A3 Goin' Out Of My Head 3:15
A4 I Remember Clifford 2:03
A5 Rescue Me 3:05
A6 Michelle 3:00
B1 No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) 2:45
B2 Fried Neck Bones And Some Home Fries 2:50
B3 Old Man River 3:05
B4 1-2-3- (Uno, Dos, Tres) 2:34
B5 Night Song 2:40
B6 The Breeze And I - From Suite "Andalucia" 3:12

dimanche 23 juillet 2017


CADET RECORDS 1970                              LPS 844


Drums – Morris Jennings
Electric Bass [Fender] – Cleveland Eaton
Electric Guitar [Fender] – Phil Upchurch
Engineer – Reice Hamel
Piano Steinway,Electric Piano 
Fender Rhodes – Ramsey Lewis

Arranged By – Ramsey Lewis

Recorded May 8 & 9, 1970

The Depot, Minneapolis
Engineer – Reice Hamel

tracks list:

A1 Them Changes 6:40
A2 Drown In My Own Tears 7:25
A3 Oh Happy Day 7:10
B1 Do Whatever Sets You Free 7:53
B2 Something 5:15
B3 See The End From The Beginning, Look Afar 6:15
B4 The Unsilent Minority 3:45

samedi 22 juillet 2017

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO An Hour With The Ramsey Lewis Trio

ARGO RECORDS 1959                                       LP645


Bass – El Dee Young*
Drums – Red Holt
Piano – Ramsey Lewis

Producer – Dave Usher

Recorded April 22, 1959 at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago.

Engineer [Recording] – Malcolm Chisholm
Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Douglas Brand

tracks list:

A1 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise 7:38
A2 C. C. Rider 2:38
A3 Love For Sale 4:22
A4 I Had The Craziest Dream / I Know Why 6:39
A5 It Ain't Necessarily So 4:40
A6 I Love Paris 2:10
B1 The Way You Look Tonight 8:07
B2 Song Of India 2:51
B3 Consider The Source 4:00
B4 The Ruby And The Pearl 5:50
B5 Walls Of Jericho 3:26
B6 Angel Eyes 5:00

lundi 17 juillet 2017


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                             SD 1537     

This memorable impromptu session arose at the 
1969 Montreux festival when tenor saxophonist
Eddie Harris and trumpeter Benny Bailey
joined Les McCann's working trio.    

Les McCann, piano
Eddie Harris, electric tenor saxophone
Benny Bailey, trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar, double bass
Donald Dean, drums

recorded at:
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", 
Switzerland, June 21, 1969


A1. Compared to What? - by Eugene McDaniels
A2. Cold Duck Time - by Eddie Harris
A3. Kathleen's Theme - by Les McCann   
B1. You Got It In Your Soulness
B2. The Generation Gap