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...."

mardi 31 mai 2022


VERVE RECORDS 1968                                  V6 8794 

credits :

Jimmy Smith (org) 
Johnny Pate (arr, cond) unidentified orchestra

NYC, November 20, 1968

105803    Ode To Billie Joe
105804    By The Time I Get To Phoenix
105805    Sunny
105806    Who Can I Turn To?
105817    Days Of Wine And Roses

same personnel

NYC, November, 1969

106623    Groove Drops

Arranged By – Johnny Pate
Conductor – Johnny Pate
Engineer – George Piros
Producer – Johnny Pate

tracks list:

A1 Groove Drops    4:15   
A2 Days Of Wine And Roses 5:50   
A3 Sunny 6:00   
B1 Ode To Billy Joe 6:25   
B2 Who Can I Turn To 3:40   
B3 By The Time I Get To Phoenix


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