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...."

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SOUL RECORDS 1965                                        SS 701 

Walker was born Autry DeWalt Mixon, Jr. in Blytheville, 
Arkansas[1] and grew up in South Bend, Indiana.
His saxophone style was the anchor for the band's overall sound.
The other original members of the group were drummer 
Tony Washington, guitarist Willie Woods, and keyboardist Vic Thomas.

  "Shotgun" is a 1965 single by Junior Walker & the All Stars, produced by
 Berry Gordy Jr. and Lawrence Horn.[1] It reached number one on
 the U.S. R&B Singles chart for fournon-consecutive weeks and was
 a Top 10 Pop smash, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100.
Famous guitarist Jimi Hendrix performed the song live with the All Stars
. An unusual detail about "Shotgun" is that it uses only one chord 
throughout the entire song -- A-flat seventh.

junior Walker: Saxophone
    Willie Wodds: Guitar
    Victor Thomas: Organ
    Benny Benjamin: Drums
    James Jamerson: Bass Guitar

Recorded  :   Hitsville, USA (Studio A), 
Detroit, Michigan, 1964

 tracks listing:

A1        Cleo's Mood       
A2        Do The Boomerang       
A3        Shotgun       
A4        Road Runner       
A5        Shake And Fingerpop       
A6        Shoot Your Shot       
B1        Tune Up       
B2        Hot Cha       
B3        Monkey Jump       
B4        Tally Ho!       
B5        Cleo's Back       
B6        Ain't That The Truth

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