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 14 décembre 2020


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



3 commentaires:

  1. a classic release. Parker's version is still the definitive one. Pickett's is interesting, but Parker swings it.

  2. Hi!

    Thanx for this one. LUV "Barefootin' " song. Here's a YT vid. of him performing it "live" (only 1 Go Go Girl is "into" it) here:

    Ciao! For now.