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...."

lundi 4 janvier 2021


VOLT RECORDS 1969                                    VOS-6004 

The Bar-Kays began in Memphis, Tennessee as a studio session
musician group, backing major artists at Stax Records. They were
 chosen in 1967 by Otis Redding to play as his backing band.
 On December 10, 1967, Redding, his manager, and band members
 Jimmy King (born 1949; guitar),Ronnie Caldwell (born 1948; electric organ),
 Phalon Jones (born 1949; saxophone), and Carl Cunningham
 (born 1949; drums) died in a plane crash in Lake Monona
 while on their way to a performance in Madison, Wisconsin. Trumpeter
 Ben Cauley survived the crash and bassist James Alexander was
on another plane, since there were eight members in Redding's party
 and the chartered plane could only hold seven. Cauley and Alexander
 rebuilt the group.

The re-formed band consisted of Cauley; Alexander; 
Harvey Henderson, saxophone; Michael Toles, guitar; Ronnie Gorden,
organ; Willie Hall, drums and later Larry Dodson 
(formerly of fellow Stax act The Temprees), lead vocals. The group
backed dozens of major Stax artists on recordings afterwards,
 including Isaac Hayes's Hot Buttered Soul.


      Ben Cauley - trumpet
Harvey Henderson - tenor sax
Joe Arnold - sax
Andrew Love - sax
Ronnie Gordon - keyboards
Bobby Manuel - keyboards
Michael Toles - guitar
James Alexander - bass
Roy Cunningham - drums
Willie Hall - drums
Larry Dodson - vocals

 Arranged By – Allen Jones*
    Engineer – Bobby Manuel, Ron Capone
    Producer – Allen Jones

 tracks list:

A1 Don't Stop Dancing (To The Music) Part 1 2:53
A2 If This World Were Mine 3:10
A3 In The Hole 2:54
A4 Funky Thang 3:09
A5 Jiving Around 3:15
A6 Grab This Thing 2:14
B1 Don't Stop Dancing (To The Music) Part 2 2:21
B2 Street Walker 3:20
B3 Yesterday 3:19
B4 Humpin' 2:44
B5 Hey Jude 6:04



1 commentaire:

  1. Hi!

    for the 2 Bar Kays albums. Great R&B/Soul.

    Ciao! For now.