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...."

vendredi 17 mars 2023


PRESTIGE RECORDS 59/60                          PRLP 7183 


Bass – Milt Hinton (tracks: B1), Tommy Potter (tracks: A3, B3),
   Wendell    Marshall (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Congas – Buck Clarke (tracks: B1)
    Drums – Alvin Johnson (tracks: A3, B1 to B3),
    Bill Elliot (tracks: A1, A2)
    Guitar – Bill Jennings
    Organ – Jack McDuff
    Tenor Saxophone – Willis Jackson

    Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
May 25 & November 9, 1959 and February 26 & August 16, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

    Liner Notes – LeRoi Jones

tracks list:

A1     Blue Gator
Written-By – Willis Jackson
A2     Try A Little Tenderness
Written-By – Woods*, Campbell*, Connolly
A3     The Gator Jumps
Written-By – Willis Jackson
B1     This Nearly Was Mine
Written-By – Hammerstein*, Rodgers
B2     East Breeze
Written-By – Esmond Edwards
B3     She's Funny That Way
 Written-By – Moret*, Whiting

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