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 7 mars 2020


COLUMBIA RECORDS 1961                            CL 1612 

 Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo is the second album 
(and debut for ColumbiaRecords) of the future "Queen of Soul" 
Aretha Franklin, released in 1961. The albumis also known
 under its working title Right Now It's Aretha.    


  Arranged By – Curtis Lewis (3) (tracks: A5, B6),
 J. Leslie McFarland (tracks: A1 to A4, A6 to B5)
    Bass – Bill Lee (2) (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B4 to B6), 
Milt Hinton (tracks: A6, B2, B3)
    Drums – Belton Evans (tracks: A1, A4, B4),
 Osie Johnson (tracks: A2, A3, B1,
B6), Sticks Evans (tracks: A5, A6, B2, B3, B5)
    Guitar – Lord Westbrook* (tracks: A2, A3, A5 to B6),
 Skeeter Best (tracks: B1)
    Liner Notes – Frank Driggs
    Piano – Aretha Franklin (tracks: A1, A6, B2, B3), 
Ray Bryant (tracks: A1, A2, A3,
A4, A5, B1, B4, B5, B6)
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Al Sears (tracks: A5, A6, B2, B3, B5),
 Warren Luckey (tracks: B4)
    Trombone – Quentin Jackson (tracks: A5, B5), 
Tyree Glenn (tracks: A2, A3, B1, B6)

The album was recorded at the New York studios 
of Columbia Records, 207 East 30th Street, 
except tracks 1 and 4 which were recorded at 
the company's studios at 799 Seventh Avenue
 August 1, 1960 and  January 10, 1961

tracks list:

A1 Won't Be Long
    Written-By – J. Leslie McFarland        
A2 Over The Rainbow
    Written-By – E. Y. Harburg*, H. Arlen*        
A3 Love Is The Only Thing
    Written-By – J. Leslie McFarland        
A4 Sweet Lover
    Written-By – J. Leslie McFarland, S. Wyche*        
A5 All Night Long
    Written-By – C. Lewis*        
A6 Who Needs You?
    Written-By – B. Holiday*, J. Burns*        
B1 Right Now
    Written-By – J. Leslie McFarland        
B2 Are You Sure
    Written-By – M. Willson*        
B3 Maybe I'm A Fool
    Written-By – J. Leslie McFarland        
B4 It Ain't Necessarily So
    Written-By – I. Gershwin-G. Gershwin*    
B5 (Blue) By Myself
    Written-By – J. Leslie McFarland, J. Bailey*        
B6 Today I Sing The Blues
    Written-By – C. Lewis*

6 commentaires:

  1. Merci bien pour celui-ci.

  2. bonjour tu es le premier chez qui je reviens m'immerger dans la soul et le groove . d'ailleurs à ce propos je trouve le concept de cette plate-forme très intéressante pour tout te dire .
    Mes ennuis de santé ne sont pas encore (loin de là) derrière moi , je profite juste d'un moment de grâce pour montrer que je ne vous oublie pas , il faut juste encore un peu de temps beaucoup de patience et de courage

  3. Neither of these links is working, Michel.


  4. Thanks Michel, been away for a couple of weeks and have grabbed some of your posts so this is a multiple THANK YOU!