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 22 octobre 2018


MOTOWN RECORDS 1970                             MS 717 

The Magnificent 7 is a collaborative album combining
 Motown's premier vocal groups, The Supremes and The Four Tops. 
Issued by Motown in 1970, it followed two collaborative albums 
the group did with The Temptations in the late 1960s.


The Supremes

    Jean Terrell - vocals
    Mary Wilson - vocals
    Cindy Birdsong - vocals

The Four Tops

    Levi Stubbs - vocals
    Abdul "Duke" Fakir - vocals
    Lawrence Payton - vocals
    Renaldo "Obie" Benson - vocals


    Frank Wilson - executive producer
    Duke Browner - producer (tracks 1A, 2A, 5B, 6B)
    Clay McMurray - producer (tracks 3A, 6A, 3B, 4B)
    Nickolas Ashford - producer (tracks 4A, 5A, 1B, 2B)
    Valerie Simpson - producer (tracks 4A, 5A, 1B, 2B)
    Various Los Angeles area session musicians - instrumentation
    David Van DePitte, Paul Riser - arrangers

tracks listing:

A1 Knock O My Door 2:15
A2 For Your Love 2:54
A3 Without The One You Love 3:10
A4 Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) 4:20
A5 Stones Soul Picnic 3:10
A6 Baby, (You've Got What It Takes) 2:59
B1 River Deep-Mountain High 4:15
B2 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing 2:29
B3 Everyday People 2:52
B4 It's Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love) 3:55
B5 A Taste Of Honey 2:57
B6 Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music 2:59

1 commentaire:

  1. Once again a surprising albums melting some famous "vocal bands", the result is ...well, magnificent ! ;)

    I love the way they sung back then, so much soul.

    Thank you very much for sharing this great album !