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 31 juillet 2012


ATOMIC THEORY CD 1998                                 ATM 1142

Recorded live at Blues Alley, in the heart of the warehouse district in downtown Minneapolis,
 Give Me Wings is a debut album for Jimi "Prime Time" Smith and the Prime Time Players, 
who are the house band there most weekends.
Backed by a host of terrific musicians, each with an extensive history of their own,
 Jimi has never sounded better. The Prime Time Players include Michael Pendergast 
on the Hammond B3 organ, Donald "Hye Pockets" Robertson on drums, and 
Mick Massof on bass. Also appearing on this CD are Minneapolis' West Bank fixture, 
Tom Burns on harmonica, on "U For Me", and Captain Jack McDuff on the B3, 
playing his own tune, "Walking The Dog".


Jimi "Prime Time" Smith (vocals, guitar); Mick Massof (vocals, bass);
 Donald "Hye Pockets" Robertson (vocals, drums); Tom Burns (harmonica);
 Captain Jack McDuff, Michael Pendergast (Hammond B-3 organ).

Recorded live at Blue Alley, Minneapolis, Minnesotta on May 29, 30, 1998.
Audio Mixer: Jonathan Akre.

tracks list:

  1 Killer Joe
  2 U For Me
  3 Give Me Wings
  4 If Trouble Was Money
  5 Tipping
  6 Walking the Dog
  7 When You're Doin' Alright
  8 Soul Fixin' Man
  9 Out on a Line
  10 One Woman Too Many
  11 I'll Play The Blues For You
  12 Last Night

dimanche 29 juillet 2012


VERSATILE RECORDS 1977                           NED 1123


 Arranged By, Written-By, Producer – Don Covay
    Design – Bob Muller 
    Photography By – Bob Ross 

tracks list:

A1 Yo-Yo (Part 1) 3:56
A2 I Don't Think I Can Make It 3:54
A3 Three Time Loser 4:06
A4 An Ugly Woman (Is Twice As Sweet) 3:15
B1 Yo-Yo (Part 2) 4:40
B2 Love Is Sweeter On The Other Side 3:30
B3 You Can't Get Something For Nothing 2:32
B4 Your Love Has Got To Me 2:32

samedi 28 juillet 2012


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                                    PR7734

Billy Butler (15 December 1925 – 20 March 1991) was an American
 soul jazz guitarist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
 co-wrote, with Bill Doggett, the 1956 R&B hit "Honky Tonk".
 He was with the Doggett band from 1954 to 1964 and 
recorded many albums with the organist.


Acoustic Bass, Electric Guitar – Billy Butler (3)
Drums – Specs Powell
Electric Bass – Bob Bushnell
Organ – Sonny Phillips
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Saxophone [Varitone] – Seldon Powell

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
September 22, 1969

tracks list:

A1 The Thumb
A2 Golden Earrings
A3 B & B Calypso
A4 Blow For The Crossing
B1 Autumn Nocturne / You Go To My Head
B2 Honky Tonk
B3 Seven Comes Eleven

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