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 

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