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 27 août 2012

JIMMY WITHERSPOON The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues



Pete Thomas - tenor saxophone

Mike Vernon - percussion
Pete Wingfield - piano
Jimmy Witherspoon - vocals
Dick Heckstall Smith - soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Steve Grainger - soprano saxophone, alto saxophone
Bob Jenkins Jr. - drums
Gary Shaw - guitar
John Bagot
Bob Ross - keyboards

Producer Mike Vernon; Tim Young 
Engineer Mike Vernon

tracks list:

1 You Got a Hold of My Heart
2 It Never Rains But It Pours
3 Real Bad Day
4 Sooner Or Later  
5 Killing Time  
6 Blues, the Whole Blues, and Nothing But the Blues
7 Help Me Operator
8 Would Man Be Satisfied
9 Two Sides To Every Story
10 Wake Up Call
11 Think
12 You Ain't Foolin' Me

dimanche 19 août 2012


BOYD RECORDS 1961                              UAL 3162

Phil Upchurch (born 19 July 1941, Chicago, Illinois) 
is an American jazz and R&B guitarist and bassist.
Upchurch started his career working with The Kool Gents,
 The Dells, and The Spaniels before going on to work with
 Curtis Mayfield, Otis Rush and Jimmy Reed. He then returned 
to Chicago to play and record with Woody Herman, Stan Getz,
 Groove Holmes, B.B. King, and Dizzy Gillespie. In 1961, 
when billed as the Philip Upchurch Combo, his recording 
of "You Can't Sit Down" sold over one million copies,
 and was awarded a gold disc

tracks list:

1. You Can't Sit Down (part One)
2. Oop Poop Adoo
3. Honest Injun
4. Pink Lollipop
5. Pogo
6. Cha Cha Cha Blues
7. You Can't Sit Down (part Two)
8. Straw Hat
9. Running Bear
10. Nothing But The Soul
11. Evad
12. Organ Boogie
13. Cha Cha Maracas
14. The Hog
15. That's Where It Is

vendredi 10 août 2012


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1958                      BLP 4003


Bass – Jymie Merritt
Drums – Art Blakey
Piano – Bobby Timmons
Producer – Alfred Lion
Tenor Saxophone – Benny Golson
Trumpet – Lee Morgan

Composed By – Benny Golson (tracks: A2 to B2)

Liner Notes – Leonard Feather
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Buck Hoeffler
Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
At – Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey October 30, 1958.
Blue Note Records Inc. 47 West 63rd NYC

tracks list:

A1 Moanin' Composed By – Bobby Timmons 9:30
A2 Are You Real 4:45
A3 Along Came Betty 6:05 The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite (7:15)
B1.1 First Theme: Drum Thunder
B1.2 Second Theme: Cry A Blue Tear
B1.3 Third Theme: Harlem's Disciples
B2 Blues March 6:15
B3 Come Rain Or Come Shine Composed By – Mercer-Arlen* 5:45

jeudi 9 août 2012


original cover

VEE JAY RECORDS 1961                                 VJLP 1040     


Producer – Bill Sheppard

tracks list:

A1 Duke Of Earl
A2 Stand By Me
A3 Festival Of Love
A4 Daddy's Home
A5 I Wake Up Cryin'
A6 Turn On Your Love Light
B1 Nite Owl
B2 I'll Follow You
B3 Big Lie
B4 Kissin' In The Kitchen
B5 So Many Ways
B6 Lonely Island

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