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...."

jeudi 4 mars 2021


 COLUMBIA RECORDS                         88875195551

        Recorded Live At The Woodstock Music & Art Fair,
 Saturday, August 16, 1969 
Bass Guitar – David Brown
    Drums – Michael Shrieve
    Keyboards – Gregg Rolie
    Lead Guitar – Carlos Santana
    Lead Vocals – Gregg Rolie
    Percussion – José "Chepito" Areas, Michael Carabello

    Supervised By, Mixed By – Eddie Kramer


mercredi 3 mars 2021


VERVE RECORDS 1967                                            V-5022


Arranged By – Artie Butler (tracks: A1, A3, B4, B5),
Garry Sherman (tracks: B2),
Jerry Ragovoy (tracks: A2, A4, A5, B1, B3)

NYC, April 22, 1966
NYC, October 20, 1966
NYC, March 25, 1967
Engineer [Director Of Engineering] – Val Valentin
Producer – Jerry Ragovoy

tracks list:

A1 Ain't Nobody Home 2:26
A2 Part Time Love 3:30
A3 Glad I Knew Better 2:20
A4 How Blue Can You Get 2:31
A5 Get It While You Can 2:42
B1 Baby, I Love You 2:21
B2 I Learned It All The Hard Way 2:47
B3 Everyday I Have The Blues 1:57
B4 How Come My Bull Dog Don't Bark 2:51
B5 Look At Granny Run Run 2:11


samedi 27 février 2021


ATCO RECORDS 1972                                      SD 33-386


Bass – Willie Weeks
Congas – Earl DeRouen
Drums – Fred White
Guitar – Mike Howard 
Guitar [Lead] – Cornell Dupree (tracks: B1 to B4),
 Phil Upchurch (tracks: A1 to A4)
Vocals, Electric Piano, Piano, Organ, Arranged By – Donny Hathaway

Design [Album Design, Art Direction] – Jeffrey Blue*

Design [Hand Lettering] – Terry Dale 
Photography By [Backliner] – Merrill A. Roberts, Jr.*
Photography By [Front Cover] – Jim Cummins 

Producer – Jerry Wexler (tracks: B1 to B4)

Producer, Mixed By – Arif Mardin

Engineer – Ray Thompson (tracks: A1 to A4),

 Tom Fly* (tracks: B1 to B4)

A side recorded at the Troubadour in Hollywood. 

B side recorded at the Bitter End in New York.
Bass solo during "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)"
is taken from a performance recorded at the Troubadour in Hollywood.

tracks list:

A1 What's Goin' On
Written-By – Alfred Cleveland*, Marvin Gaye, Renaldo Benson
A2 The Ghetto
Written-By – Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson
A3 Hey Girl
Written-By – Earl DeRouen
A4 You've Got A Friend
Written-By – Carole King
B1 Little Ghetto Boy
Written-By – Earl DeRouen, Edward Howard
B2 We're Still Friends
Written-By – Donny Hathaway, Glenn Watts
B3 Jealous Guy
Written-By – John Lennon
B4 Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)
Written-By – Philip Upchurch*, Ric Powell, Richard Evans (2)


KING RECORDS  1960                                      LP 691


A1     Leave My Kitten Alone    
A2     Let Nobody Love You    
A3     I'll Never Go Back On My Word    
A4     No Regrets    
A5     Write Me A Letter    
A6     Made For Me    
B1     Let Them Talk    
B2     Right There    
B3     Need Your Love So Bad    
B4     The New Thing    
B5     Do You Love Me    
B6     It Only Hurts A Little While




KING RECORDS 1961                                                    739

tracks list:

A1 Sleep
A2 A Cottage For Sale
A3 There's A Difference
A4 I'm Sorry
A5 My Love - Is
A6 I Like To See My Baby
B1 Walk Slow
B2 The Very Thought Of You
B3 Heartbreak (It's Hurtin' Me)
B4 Loving Care
B5 You Hurt Me
B6 I'm Shakin




ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                            SD 8199 


Arranged By – Rick Hall
    Arranged By [Strings] – William Fischer*
    Backing Vocals – Alvin Willford, Cabwhiss Grandberry, James Price
    Drums – Roger Hawkins
    Guitar – Albert Lowe, Duane Allman, James Johnson*
    Organ – Marvell Thomas
    Piano – Barry Beckett
      Saxophone [Baritone] – Floyd Newman, James Mitchell
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Aaron Varnell, Joe Arnold
    Trumpet – Gene Miller

recorded at:
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, July 26,1967
and  October 3,December 2, 1968
engineer Rick Hall

tracks list:

A1 I'd Rather Go Blind
    Written-By – B. Foster*, E. Jordon*    
A2 Think About It
    Written-By – Don Covay    
A3 The Road Of Love
    Written-By – Clarence Carter    
A4 You've Been A Long Time Comin'
    Written-By – Barry Mann-Cynthia Weil*    
A5 Light My Fire
    Written-By – Morrison*, Densmore*, Manzarek*, Krieger*    
A6 That Old Time Feeling
    Written-By – Carter*, Daniel*, Hall*    
B1 Steal Away
    Written-By – Jimmy Hughes    
B2 Let Me Comfort You
    Written-By – O. B. Mc Clinton*    
B3 Look What I Got
    Written-By – Charles Chalmers, Donna Rhodes     
B4 Too Weak To Fight
    Written-By – Carter*, Jackson*, Keyes*, Hall*    
B5 Harper Valley P.T.A.
    Written-By – Tom T. Hall    
B6 Weekend Love
    Written-By – Jackson*, Leakes*, Moore*, Chambers*



ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                                 SD 8238 


        Bass – David Hood, Jesse Boyce
       Drums – Freeman Brown, Roger Hawkins
    Guitar – Albert Lowe, Jimmy Johnson (4)
    Guitar, Vocals – Clarence Carter
    Organ, Piano – Barry Beckett, Clayton Ivy*
     Saxophone [Baritone] – Ronnie Eades*
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Aaron Varnell, Joe Arnold
    Trumpet – Gene Miller, Harrison Collaway*   

Arranged By – Rick Hall & Staff
    Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Walter Velez
     Design [Cover] – Craig Braun  
Photography [Liner] – Walter Looss Jr.

  Engineer [Recording], Producer – Rick Hall
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, October 3, 1968
15366    Back Door Santa
same personnel
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, January 6, 1969
16176    Snatching It Back
16177    Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)
same personnel
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, May 2, 1969
16954    Bad News
16955    Soul Deep
16956    I Smell A Rat
16957    Doin' Our Thing
16958    You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
16959    Instant Reaction
16960    I Can't Do Without You
same personnel
May 13, 1969
16996    The Feeling Is Right

track list:
A1 Bad News
    Written-By – John D. Loudermilk
A2 Snatching It Back
    Written-By – Clarence Carter, George Jackson (3)     
A3 Soul Deep
    Written-By – Earl Barton, Wayne Carson Thompson     
A4 I Smell A Rat
    Written-By – George Jackson (3), Melvin Leakes,
Raymond Moore, Larry Chambers*    
A5 Doin' Our Thing
    Written-By – Allyn Lee, Clarence Carter, Clemmie McCants    
A6 You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Written-By – Clarence Carter, O.B. McClinton*    
B1 Instant Reaction
    Written-By – Earl Barton, Wayne Carson Thompson    
B2 Making Love (At The Dark End Of The Street)
    Written-By – Chips Moman, Clarence Carter, Dan Penn     
B3 The Feeling Is Right
    Written-By – George Jackson (3), Mickey Buckins    
B4 Back Door Santa
    Written-By – Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel    
B5 I Can't Do Without You
    Written-By – George Jackson (3), Ronald Townsend


jeudi 25 février 2021


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1962                              SD8069 

credits :

    Recorded By, Engineer – Bones Howe, Tom Dowd
    Supervised By – Nesuhi Ertegun

Mel Tormé – Vocals, drums
    Shorty Rogers – Arranger and conductor
    Claus Ogerman – Arranger and conductor on

 "Comin' Home Baby!" and "Right Now"
    Joe Burnett – Trumpet
    Ollie Mitchell – Trumpet
    Al Porcino – Trumpet
    Ray Triscari – Trumpet
    Milt Bernhart – Trombone
    Harry Betts – Trombone
    Kenny Shroyer – Trombone
    John Kitzmiller – Tuba
    Bud Shank – Woodwind
    Buddy Collette – Woodwind
    Bob Cooper – Woodwind
    Bill Hood – Woodwind
    Gene Estes – Vibraphone
    Mike Wofford – Piano
    Joe Mondragon – Bass
    Larry Bunker – Drums
    The Cookies – Background vocals
    Nesuhi Ertegun – Producer ("supervised by")

tracks list:

A1 Comin' Home Baby
   Written-By – Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough 2:41    
A2 Dat Dere
    Written-By – Bobby Timmons, Oscar Brown Jr. 2:56    
A3 The Lady's In Love With You
    Written-By– Burton Lane, Frank Loesser 2:57    
A4 Hi-Fly
    Written-By – Jon Hendricks, Randy Weston 3:12    
A5 Puttin' On The Ritz
    Written-By – Irving Berlin 3:23    
A6 Walkin'
    Written-By – Richard Carpenter (2) 2:55    
B1 Moanin'
    Written-By – Bobby Timmons, Jon Hendricks 3:00    
B2 Sing You Sinners
    Written-By – Sam Coslow, W. Franke Harling* 2:24    
B3 Whisper Not
   Written-By – Benny Golson, Leonard Feather 2:47    
B4 On Green Dolphin Street
    Written-By – Bronislau Kaper*, Ned Washington 2:50    
B5 Sidney's Soliloqui
    Written-By – Jimmy Wisner 2:26    
B6 Right Now