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...."

lundi 4 décembre 2017


The founding members of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
b. Charles Wright, 1940, Clarksdale, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Originally an instrumental group known as the Soul Runners, the original line up consisted of:
Bernard Blackman (guitar)
Raymond Jackson (trombone)
John Rayford (b.1943, tenor saxophone)
Melvin Dunlap (bass)
Al McKay (guitar)
and James Gadson (drums)
Charles Wright is a singer, pianist, guitarist, and leader of the eight-member band.
The group were from Watts area in Los Angeles.

MO SOUL RECORDS                       MS   101-A

MO SOUL RECORDS                              MS 5104-A

MO SOUL RECORDS                                      MS5103

A Last Date
Written-By – Floyd Cramer
B Charley
Written-By – Fred Smith , James Anthony Carmichael

Arranged By – James Anthony Carmichael
Producer – Jimmy Mack 

2 commentaires:

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