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 11 décembre 2013


PRESTIGE RECORDS  1971                         PRST 10039 



Virgil Jones (trumpet)
Ernie Royal (trumpet*)
Hubert Laws (flute -3)
Sonny Fortune (alto sax)
George Coleman (alto sax*)
Dave Hubbard (tenor sax - 3)
Frank Wess (tenor sax)
Leon Spencer Jr. (organ, piano)
Melvin Sparks (guitar)
Idris Muhammad (drums)
Buddy Caldwell (congas)        
recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14 & 21, 1971

 session recording 

 Billy Ver Planck (arr)
1-Love The Life You Live
2-On The Up
3-All Wrapped Up
5-Blues For J.B.
6-Image Of Love

tracks list:

1. Love The Life You Live  [Redd/Kool & The Gang] 5:39
2. On The Up  [Sparks] 6:00
3. All Wrapped Up  [Sparks] 4:45
4. Akilah  [Sparks] 4:42
5. Blues For J.B.  [Sparks] 7:09
6. The Image Of Love  [Spencer] 6:49

updated link

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.