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...."

mardi 24 avril 2012


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                              SD8120 


sessions recording:

Horace Ott (p, org) Bob Bushnell, Harry Jensen (g) Ron Miller (b?)
Bernard Purdie (d) Don Covay (vo)
NYC, October 4, 1964
8254    Precious You
Don Covay (vo) unidentified house band
"Apollo Theater", NYC, October 21, 1964
8290    Mercy, Mercy
Dud Bascomb, Harold "Money" Johnson (tp) Dickie Harris (tb) 
Babe Clarke (ts) Horace Ott (p) Bob Bushnell, Billy Butler (g) Alan Fontaine (b?)
 Bernard Purdie (d) Don Covay (vo) George Clane, Ace Hall, Harry Tiffin (back vo)
NYC, January 27, 1965
8634    The Boomerang
8635    A Woman's Love
8636    The Usual Place
8637    Please Do Something
Wayne Jackson (tp) Andrew Love (ts) Floyd Newman (bars) Booker T. Jones (p, org)
 Steve Cropper (g) Donald "Duck" Dunn (el-b) Al Jackson (d) Don Covay (vo)
Memphis, TN, June 30, 1965
9073    See-Saw
9076    Sookie Sookie
9077    I Never Get Enough Of Your Love
Horace Hall (tb?) Seldon Powell, Harold Vick (ts) Paul Griffin (org) 
Billy Butler (g) Alan Fontaine (b?, g?) Albert Winston (el-b) Bernard Purdie (d) 
Don Covay (vo)
NYC, November 29, 1965
9633    Fat Man
Wayne Jackson (tp) Andrew Love (ts) Floyd Newman (bars) Isaac Hayes (p) 
Steve Cropper (g) Donald "Duck" Dunn (el-b) Al Jackson (d) Don Covay (vo) 
The Goodtimers (vocal group) unidentified female choir
Memphis, TN?, May 26, 1966
10329    Iron Out The Rough Spots

tracks list:

A1 See-Saw
    Written-By – Steve Cropper 2:57    
A2 The Boomerang
    Written-By – Horace Ott, Leroy Randolph 1:55    
A3 Everything Gonna Be Everything
    Written-By – Ronnie Miller* 2:28    
A4 Fat Man
    Written-By – Leroy Randolph 2:32    
A5 Precious You     2:43    
A6 Iron Out The Rough Spots
    Written-By – Booker T. Jones, David Porter, Steve Cropper 2:20    
B1 Please Do Something
    Written-By – Ronnie Miller* 2:43    
B2 I Never Get Enough Of Your Love
    Written-By – Steve Cropper 2:44    
B3 The Usual Place
    Written-By – Leroy Randolph 2:05    
B4 A Woman's Love     2:30    
B5 Sookie, Sookie
    Written-By – Steve Cropper 2:38    
B6 Mercy, Mercy
    Written-By – Horace Ott 2:21    


dimanche 8 avril 2012


 RARE EARTH 1969                                              RS 507 

Rare Earth is an American rock band affiliated with Motown's Rare Earth
 record label (which was named after the band), who prospered in 1970–1972.
 Although not the first white band signed to Motown, Rare Earth was the first
 big hit-making act signed by Motown that consisted only of white members.


Bass – John Parrish (2)
       Drums – Pete Rivera (2)
    Guitar – Rod Richards
    Keyboards – Kenny James (2)
       Producer – Rare Earth
    Saxophone, Flute – Gil Bridges
    Vocals – Gil Bridges, Pete Rivera (2), Rod Richards

Producer – Rare Earth

Design [Cover] – Bob Cato
  Photography – Jim Hendin

tracks list:

A1         Magic Key     3:57   
A2         Tobacco Road     7:11   
A3         Feelin' Alright     5:03   
A4         In Bed     3:01   
A5         Train To Nowhere     3:23   
B         Get Ready     21:30