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...."

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PRESTIGE RECORDS  1971                         PRST 10039 


Drums – Idris Muhammad
Flute – Dave Hubbard (tracks: B3), Hubert Laws (tracks: B3)
Guitar – Melvin Sparks
Organ, Piano – Leon Spencer*
Percussion – Buddy Caldwell
Saxophone [Alto] – George Coleman (tracks: B1),
Sonny Fortune (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Saxophone [Tenor] – Dave Hubbard (tracks: A3),
Frank Wess (tracks: A1, A2, B1)
Trumpet – Ernie Royal (tracks: B1),
Virgil Jones (tracks: A1, A2, B1)

Orchestrated By – Billy Ver Planck

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, February 14 & 21, 1971

tracks list:

A1 Love The Life You Live     5:35    
A2 On The Up     6:23    
A3 All Wrapped Up     4:40    
B1 Akilah     4:35    
B2 Blues For J.B.     7:05    
B3 THe Image Of Love     6:45


3 commentaires:

  1. Please Please fix this link if you can and it's not too much trouble. I love Melvin Sparks

  2. Thanks so much man. You rock. I love this blog. I have discovered a lot of really awesome music - Melvin Sparks, Rusty Bryant, Charles Earland, John Patton, Jack McDuff, Booker T and the MG.'s., I could go on and on.