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...."

dimanche 30 juin 2019


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                      PRLP 7290     

reissued on prestige pr7855  "MEAN OLD FRISCO"


Alto Saxophone, Tambourine – Leo Wright (tracks: A1 to B2)
    Bass – George Tucker (tracks: A1 to B2), Jimmy Bond (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Design [Cover] – Don Schlitten
    Drums – Jimmie Smith (tracks: A1 to B2), Jimmy Miller (5) (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Guitar – Herman Mitchell (tracks: B3 to B6), Kenny Burrell (tracks: A1 to B2)
    Harmonica – Arthur Wright (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Piano – Ernst Von Funkenstein(alias Ernie Freeman) (tracks: B3 to B6), 
     Gildo Mahones (tracks: A1 to B2)
    Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Allen (2) (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Bobby Bryant (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Vocals – Jimmy Witherspoon

 Supervised By :
Dave Axelrod* (tracks: B3 to B6), Ozzie Cadena (tracks: A1 to B2)

Tracks A1 to B2 recorded in New York City, May 6, 1963.
Tracks B3 to B6 recorded in Los Angeles, July 8, 1963.


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