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...."

dimanche 26 mars 2023



BEACON RECORDS 1971                             BEAS 17


Bass – Clive Chaman
    Drums – Godfrey McLean, Rene Willoughby (pistes : A3, B4)
    Guitar [Lead] – Clive Chaman (pistes : A2)
    Harp – Allan Eastwood
    Piano – Tom Parker
    Producer – Milton Samuel
    Vocals, Guitar [Lead, Rhythm, Acoustic],
    Composed By, Producer – Ram John Holder





BEACON RECORDS 1969                                  BEAS 2

"Ram" John Holder was actually christened "John Holder" by his parents, 
who were devout members of the USA-based Pilgrim Holiness Church. 
He grew up in Georgetown, Guyana, during the 1940s / 1950s. Influenced 
by the church and the musical talents of his parents, he became quite 
accomplished playing the guitar. During the early '50s the strict, 
straight-laced Church membership was scandalized when he broke away 
and changed his name to "Ram" John. Holder began his performing career 
as a folk singer in New York. In 1962 he came to London and worked 
with Pearl Connor's Negro Theatre Workshop initially as a musician, 
and later as an actor. His theatre career saw him perform on 
the major stages in London such as the Royal National Theatre, 
the Donmar Warehouse and Bristol Old Vic.
Holder is a talented musician, who has recorded a number of 
albums: Black London Blues (1969), Bootleg Blues (1971), 
You Simply Are... (1975) and Ram Blues & Soul. He has also 
released various singles and contributed to soundtracks for 
film and television, including three songs for 
the film adaptation of Take a Girl Like You.

tracks list:

A1 Brixton Blues 3:19
A2 Pub Crawling Blues 5:21
A3 Too Much Blues 4:08
A4 Notting Hill Eviction Blues 3:27
A5 Black London Blues 3:19
B1 Ladbroke Grove Blues 3:04
B2 Sleeping Alone Tonight Blues 3:34
B3 Wimpy Bar Blues 5:28
B4 Piccadilly Circus Blues 4:20
B5 Hampstead To Lose The Blues 4:11


jeudi 23 mars 2023

WHISPERING SMITH Mean Woman Blues - Hound Dog Twist


excello records 1963


Written-By – West, Smith

rec. January 1963 in Crowley, LA;
Moses Smith, vocal, harmonica
Ulysses Williams, guitar
Ernest Ambrose, bass
Sammy K. Brown, drums





EXCELLO RECORDS 1972                             EX 8020  



Arranged By, Conductor – Lionel T. Whitfield*
    Backing Vocals, Keyboards – Bobby Powell
    Bass – Alfred Lucas
    Directed By [Music Director] – Pierre Gonneau
    Guitar – Harvey Lexing, Melvin Hill
    Horns – Jonnie Cage, Leroy Pero, Napoleon Martin, Reggie Morrison ,
    Trombone Obry, Willie Singleton
    Mastered By – MPaul*
    Percussion – Greg "Dog" Johnson, Nolan Smith

Engineer – Bobby Thomas , Hal Ellis
    Engineer [Remix Engineer] – Hal Ellis
   Producer – Lionel T. Whitfield



A1        What In The World's Come Over You    2:43
A2        Mojo Hand    3:03
A3        The Way You Treat Me    2:59
A4        I Don't Want No Woman    2:49
A5        Everybody Needs Love    3:22
A6        I've Got A Sure Thing    3:50
B1        Why Am I Treated So Bad    2:48
B2        Rock Me Baby    2:54
B3        Married Man    2:30
B4        I Know You Don't Love Me    2:39
B5        It's All Over    2:56
B6        You Want To Do It Again    1:39   










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mercredi 22 mars 2023


  MOTOWN RECORDS 1964                       MS 623 

A Bit of Liverpool is an album by singing group The Supremes,
released in the fall of 1964 on the Motown label. It was
produced by Berry Gordy with Hal Davis and Marc Gordon doing the mixing

Released October 16, 1964
Recorded 1964


Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, 
and Mary Wilson: lead and background vocals
Hal Davis and Marc Gordon: producers

Track listing

A1 How Do You Do It
A2 World Without Love
A3 House Of The Rising Sun
A4 A Hard Day's Night
A5 Because
A6 You've Really Got A Hold On Me
B1 You Can't Do That
B2 Do You Love Me
B3 Can't Buy Me Love
B4 I Want To Hold Your Hand
B5 Bits And Pieces





EXCELLO RECORDS 1965                         LP-8004



A1        Love Me Mama    2:30
A2        She's My Crazy Little Baby    2:38
A3        Have Mercy On Me Baby    2:16
A4        Wintertime Blues    2:37
A5        If You Ever Need Me    3:04
A6        Mean Ole Lonesome Train    2:57
B1        Baby Please Come Back    2:29
B2        Love Is Just A Gamble    2:45
B3        Somebody Knockin'    3:02
B4        You Give Me The Blues    2:42
B5        Don't Start Me Talkin'    2:40
B6        You Move Me Baby    2:29