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...."

samedi 22 février 2020


CHARLY RECORDS  1988                        CRB 1181 

Born in New Orleans in 1937. His first successful release was on Tiger records USA,
 a subsidiary label owned by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller. They moved Alvin
 to Red Bird for his next release; 'Fever'/ 'Down Home Girl'. Down Home Girl was 
the 'b' side and played more often at UK and Belgium soul clubs, as Fever by 
Little Willie John would take precedence on a DJ's play list, due to the fact that 
these clubs (Wheel/Blue Note) preferred originals. That said, 
Alvin's version of Fever is extremely good.
He played on Dr John Gumbo album.

tracks list:

A1 Lazy Mary        
A2 Truly        
A3 Wake Up
    Written-By – George Davis Jr.*    
A4 They Said It Couldn't Be Done
    Written-By – D. Bartholomew*, P. King*        
A5 Baby Don't Blame Me        
A6 I'm Leaving You Today
    Written-By – G. Davis Jr.*, H. S. Jones*        
A7 Haul Off And Die Over You        
A8 Pain In My Heart
    Written-By – G.Davis Jr.*, H. S. Jones*    
A9 Oh Red
    Written-By – D. Bartholomew*, P. King*        
B1 Dedicated To Domino        
B2 Something You Got
    Written-By – Chris Kenner        
B3 Searchin'
    Written-By – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller        
B4 Fever
    Written-By – Eddie Cooley, John Davenport        
B5 Down Home Girl
    Written-By – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller       
B6 How Can I Get Over You
    Written-By – Robert Mosely        
B7 I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You
    Written-By – Raymond Lewis     


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