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...."

mercredi 30 novembre 2011


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                      PRLP 7290     

reissued on prestige pr7855  "MEAN OLD FRISCO"

credits and sessions recording:

  Leo Wright (as, tamb) Gildo Mahones (p) Kenny Burrell (g)
George Tucker (b) Jimmie Smith (d) Jimmy Witherspoon (vo)

NYC, May 6, 1963

3781    Bad Bad Whiskey
3782    Baby, Baby, Baby
3783    One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
3784    Blues And Trouble
3785    Mean Old Frisco
3786    Sail On Little Girl
3787    Lonely Boy
3788    Rocks In My Bed

Bobby Bryant (tp, flh) Jimmy Allen (ts) Arthur Wright (hca) 
Ernie Freeman (p) Herman Mitchell (g) Jimmy Bond (b) 
Jimmy Miller (d) Jimmy Witherspoon (vo)

Los Angeles, CA, July 8, 1963

3948    Endless Sleep
3949    I Can't Hardly See
3950    I'll Go On Living
3951    It's A Lonesome Old World      

track list:

1. Mean Old Frisco  [Crudup] 3:10
2. Rocks in My Bed  [Ellington] 2:40
3. Bad Bad Whiskey  [Davis/Davis] 3:05
4. Baby, Baby, Baby      [David/Livingston] 3:00
5. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On  [Easton] 2:45
6. One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer  [Toombs] 3:00
7. Lonely Boy Blues  [Brown/McShann] 2:47
8. Blues and Trouble  [Witherspoon] 2:52
9. Endless Sleep  [Nance/Reynolds] 2:11
10. I'll Go on Living  [Witherspoon] 3:44
11. I Can't Hardly See  [Witherspoon] 2:39
12. It's a Lonesome Old World  [Traditional] 3:30 

vendredi 25 novembre 2011


ATLANTIC RECORDS  1970                             SD 1564 

credit and sessions recording:

         Joe Newman (tp -2) Garnett Brown (tb -2) George Dorsey (as -2)
King Curtis (ts -2) Pepper Adams (bars -2) Ray Bryant (p)
Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d) Arif Mardin (arr, cond -2) 
unidentified strings (-2)

NYC, March 4, 1970

1. 18683    Spinning Wheel
2. 18684    Hey, Jude

Ray Bryant (p) Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d)

NYC, March 5, 1970

18685    My Cherie Amour

Leon Cohen (bcl -3) Joe Gentle (ts -3) Ray Bryant (p) 
Ron Carter (b -3) Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d) 
Arif Mardin (arr, cond -3) unidentified strings (-3)

NYC, March 18, 1970

1. 18800    Shake-A-Lady
2. 18801    Unchained Melody
3. 18802    Stick With It

Joe Newman (tp -2) Garnett Brown (tb -2) Leon Cohen (bcl -1)
George Dorsey (as -2) Joe Gentle (ts -1) King Curtis (ts -2)
Pepper Adams (bars -2) Ray Bryant (p) Ron Carter (b -1) 
Chuck Rainey (el-b) Jimmy Johnson (d) Arif Mardin (arr, cond)
unidentified strings (-1)

NYC, April 14, 1970

1. 18948    Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. 18949    Let It Be   

track list:

 A1 Stick With It    
A2 Let It Be        
A3 Bridge Over Troubled Waters    
A4 Hey Jude         
B1 Shake-A-Lady
B2 Unchained Melody     
B3 My Cherie Amour    
B4 Spinning Whee

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