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...."

jeudi 27 septembre 2012


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                            SD 1475  

credits and sessions recording

Jimmy Owens (tp, flh) Herbie Mann (fl) Hachig Thomas Kazarian (cl)
 Mohammed Elakkad (zither) Chick Ganimian (oud) Reggie Workman (b)
 Bruno Carr (d) Moulay "Ali" Hafid, Robert Marashlian (per)
NYC, March 7, 1966
9988 Uskudar
9989 Yavuz
9990 Dance Of The Semites
add Joe Orange, Julian Priester (tb) Attila Zoller (g) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (per)
NYC, March 22, 1966
10049 Do Wah Diddy Diddy
10050 The Oud And The Pussy Cat
Jimmy Owens (tp, flh) Herbie Mann (fl) Gloria Agostini (harp)
 Anahid Ajemian, Alfred Brown, Bernard Eichen, Leo Kahn, 
Leo Kruczek, Charles Libove, Dave Markowitz, Charles McCracken,
 Marvin Morgenstern, David Nadien, George Ockner, Raoul Poliakin,
 Max Pollikoff, George Ricci, Aaron Rosand, Alan Shulman,
 Sylvan Shulman, Tosha Tamaroff, Karen Tuttle, Emanuel Vardi,
 Jack Zayde (strings) Gene Bertoncini (g) Richard Davis (b) 
Mel Lewis (d) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga) Phil Kraus (per)
 Arif Mardin (arr, dir)
NYC, April 5, 1966
10091 Eli Eli
Herbie Mann (fl, afl) Roy Ayers (vib) Chick Ganimian (oud)
 Reggie Workman (b)Bruno Carr (d) Carlos "Patato" Valdes (cga)
 Hachig Thomas Kazarian, Geraldine Swee (per)
NYC, November 9, 1966
11150 Odalisque
11151 Turkish Coffee
11152 Incense

tracks list:

A1 Turkish Coffee 5:00
A2 Incense
Flute [Alto] – Herbie Mann
A3 Odalisque 7:40
A4 Do Wah Diddy Diddy 2:36
B1 Uskudar 3:37
B2 The Oud And The Pussycat 5:03
B3 Yavuz 4:36
B4 Dance Of The Semites 4:27
B5 Eli Eli
Arranged By – Torrie Zito
Bass – Richard Davis (2)
Harp – Gloria Agostini
Strings – Aaron Rosand, Al Schulman*, Al Brown*, 
Anahid Ajemian, Bernard Eichen, Charles Libove, 
Charles McCracken, Dave Mankowitz*, David Nadien,
 Emanuel Vardi, George Ockner, George Ricci, Jack Zayde,
 Karen Tuttle, Leo Kahn, Leo Kruczek, Marvin Morgenstern,
 Max Pollikoff, Raoul Pollakin*, Sylvan Schulman*, Tosha Samaroff

dimanche 23 septembre 2012


RCA Victor RECORDS 1968                           LSP-3957

Studio album by José Feliciano
Released June 1968
Producer Rick Jarrard


José Feliciano - guitar, vocals, arrangments
Ray Brown - bass
Milt Holland - percussion
Jim Horn - alto flute, recorder
George Tipton - orchestration, string & woodwind arrangements
Perry Botkin Jr - arrangements
Rick Jarrard - producer

recorded at:

 RCA Victor's Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, 
California on November 21, 1967 and January 5 & 6, 1968

tracks list:

"California Dreamin'" (John Phillips, Michelle Phillips)
"Light My Fire" (Robbie Krieger, Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore)
"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" (Gerry Marsden)
"In My Life" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
"And I Love Her" (Lennon, McCartney)
"Nena Na Na" (Jorge Ben)
"Always Something There to Remind Me" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
"Just a Little Bit of Rain"
"Sunny" (Bobby Hebb)
"Here, There and Everywhere" (Lennon, McCartney)
"The Last Thing on My Mind" (Tom Paxton)

mardi 18 septembre 2012


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1973                       PR 24026

same contents as Fantasy LP 3295 + LP 3341.


Cal Tjader (vibes);
Al McKibbon (bass);
Paul Horn (flute);
Lonnie Hewitt (piano, drums);
Willie Bobo (drums, timbales);
Mongo Santamaría (congas, bongos, percussion)

recorded at:
"Sunset Auditorium", Carmel, CA, April 20, 1959

tracks list:

01  Doxy
02  Afro Blue
03  Laura
04  Walkin' With Wally
05  We'll be Together Again
06  'Round Midnight
07  Love me or Leave me
08  Tú Crees Que
09  S. S. Groove
10  A Night in Tunisia
11  Bess, You is my Woman
12  Lover Come Back to me
13  Tumbao


dimanche 9 septembre 2012


JUBILEE RECORDS 1965                                           7002


Engineer – Craig Brown
Photography By [Cover] – Frank Lerner
Producer – Bob Stephens
Vocals – Manny Roman, Willie Torres

Recorded at Select Sound Studios.

A1 Abaniquito 3:05

A2 Cuchy Frito Man 3:03
A3 Shadow Of Your Smile 3:05
A4 Loco Y Contento 5:05
A5 Hi, Hi, Hi 4:18
B1 En El Barrio 5:25
B2 Sonando 3:54
B3 Guaguanco Para Los Pollos 4:30
B4 Gozando Mi Son 4:45

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