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Press

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 31 décembre 2012

HORACE SILVER QUINTET FINGER POPPIN'

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1959                             BLP 4008   

Finger Poppin' with the Horace Silver Quintet is an album
 by jazz pianist Horace Silver released on the Blue Note
 label in 1959 featuring performances by Silver with
 Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor, and Louis Hayes.


credits:

 Horace Silver - piano
    Blue Mitchell - trumpet (tracks 1-3, 5, 6 & 8)
    Junior Cook - tenor saxophone (tracks 1-3, 5, 6 & 8)
    Gene Taylor - bass
    Louis Hayes - drums


    Alfred Lion - producer
    Reid Miles - design
    Rudy Van Gelder - engineer
    Francis Wolff - photography

Recorded on January 31, 1959 at the Van Gelder Studio,
 Hackensack, New Jersey. 


tracks list:

1         Finger Poppin'     4:45    
2         Juicy Lucy     5:44    
3         Swingin' The Samba     5:15    
4         Sweet Stuff     5:29    
5         Cookin' At The Continental     4:51    
6         Come On Home     5:28    
7         You Happened My Way     5:26    
8         Mellow D     5:35











jeudi 20 décembre 2012

THE SOULFUL STRINGS THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

CADET RECORDS 1968                        LPS 814


credits:

 Harp – Dorothy Ashby (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Producer  Richard Evans 

Recorded: August, 1968 at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago
Recorded By [Engineer] – Stu Black



tracks list:

A1 The Little Drummer Boy Flute – Lenard Druss 5:16
A2 Snowfall 3:18
A3 Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy
 Sitar–Ron Steele, Woodwind – Lenard Druss 3:24
A4 Deck The Halls 4:35
A5 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Cello – Cleveland Eaton 3:00
B1 Sleigh Ride Flute – Lenard Druss 2:43
B2 Merry Christmas, Baby 4:08
B3 Jingle Bells 
English Horn – Lenard Druss,Guitar – Phil Upchurch 3:30
B4 The Christmas Song Vibraphone– Bobby Christian3:34
B5 Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers 
Piccolo Flute - Lenard Druss Vibraphone – Bobby Christian 3:32


















mercredi 19 décembre 2012

CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET LIVE AT PLEYEL' 69


"Musicorama"  Concert Europe N°1


credits:

Cannonball Adderley ( alto sax)
Nat Adderley ( cornet)
Joe Zawinul (piano)
Victor Gaskin (bass)
Roy McCurdy (drums)

Recorded Live at Salle Pleyel, Paris ,France, March 27, 1969


tracks list:


1  Rumplestiltskin  Zawinul  13:05  
2  Black Orpheus: Manhã de Carnaval  Bonfa, Jobim  9:33  
3  Work Song  Adderley, Brown  9:12  
4  Experience in E  Fischer,Zawinul  13:14  
5  Walk Tall  Marrow, Rein, Zawinul  2:59  
6  The Blooz  Adderley, Zawinul  6:15  
7  Mercy, Mercy, Mercy  Zawinul  4:29  
8  Cannonball's Theme (Unit 7)  Adderley  1:58  





mardi 18 décembre 2012

EDDIE FISHER EDDIE FISHER & THE NEXT ONE HUNDRED YEARS

CADET RECORDS 1970                       LPS848

also on Verve B0005955-02 CD


credits:

Richard Nedler(vln)
James Matthews(p)
Eddie Fisher(g)
Raymold Eldridge Jr.(b)
Johnny 'Tub' Johnson(ds)
Christina Fisher(tambourine)



Recorded at Archway Studios, St. Louis, Missouri.


Engineer  Oliver Sain
    Producer, Arranged By, Written-By  Eddie Fisher 


tracks list:


1) Jeremiah Pucket 04:42
2) Land of Our Father 05:15
3) Either Or 05:44
4) Another Episode 05:44
5) Beautiful Things 12:07
6) East St. Louis Blues 04:20



















jeudi 13 décembre 2012

KENNY BURRELL QUARTET THE TENDER GENDER


CADET RECORDS 1966                              LPS 772

The Tender Gender is an album by guitarist Kenny Burrell
 recorded in 1966 and released on the Cadet label.


credits:


Kenny Burrell - guitar
Richard Wyands - piano
Martin Rivera - bass
Oliver Jackson - drums



recorded April 4 & 5, 1966

RCA Recording Studio, New York City
Engineer – Bob Simpson, Ray Hall
Producer – Esmond Edwards



Design [Cover Design] – Tom Gorman 

Photography By – Jim Pelz



tracks list:


A1 Mother-In-Law 4:38
A2 Hot Bossa 4:33
A3 People 2:41
A4 Isabella 4:55
A5 Girl Talk 3:05
B1 Suzy 4:43
B2 The Tender Gender 4:49
B3 La Petite Mambo 3:29
B4 If Someone Had Told Me 3:09
B5 I'm Confessin' 3:45





















mercredi 12 décembre 2012

BLUE BEAT RECORDS 45'S REF 101 TO 400



Blue Beat Records was a record label that released Jamaican 
rhythm and blues and ska music in the United Kingdom in the 1960s. 
It led to the use of the word bluebeat as a generic term to describe 
all styles of early Jamaican music from R&B to ska, rocksteady and 
early reggae, including music not associated with the record label.









Prince Buster  Buster's All Stars ‎– My Girl / The Fugitive
Label:Blue Beat – BB 321
Country:UK
Released:1965






mardi 11 décembre 2012

ROOMFUL OF BLUES ROOMFUL OF CHRISTMAS



FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!


BULLSEYE BLUES RECORDS 1997  


   Roomful of Blues is an American blues and swing revival
big band based in Rhode Island. With a recording career
that spans over 40 years, they have toured worldwide
and recorded many albums. Roomful of Blues, according
to The Chicago Sun-Times, "Swagger, sway and swing 
with energy and precision".

Roomful of Blues was born in Westerly, Rhode Island 
in 1967 when guitarist Duke Robillard and pianist
 Al Copley started a band that played tough,
 no-holds-barred Chicago blues


Credits:
:
 Sugar Ray Norcia (vocals); Chris Vachon (guitar);
 Rich Lataille (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); 
Doug James (baritone saxophone); Bob Enos (trumpet); 
Carl Querfurth (trombone); Matt McCabe (piano);
 John Rossi (drums).

Recorded at Normandy Sound Studios, Warren, Rhode Island.
Audio Mixer: Phil Greene.

tracks list:

1 Christmas Celebration
2 I Told Santa Claus
3 Christmas Song
4 White Christmas
5 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
6 Good Morning Blues
7 Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
8 Run Rudolph Run
9 I Want You With Me Christmas
10 I Want to Spend Christmas With You










jeudi 6 décembre 2012

WILLIS JACKSON GREASE 'N' GRAVY

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                      PR7285


credits:


Bass – Leonard Gaskin (tracks: A3, B1)
Drums – Joe Hadrick
Guitar – Pat Azzara
Organ – Carl Wilson
Tenor Saxophone – Willis Jackson
Trumpet – Frank Robinson


Liner Notes, Producer – Ozzie Cadena
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder

sessions recording:


Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 23, 1963
Personnel:
Frank Robinson (tp)
Willis Jackson (ts)
Carl Wilson (org)
Pat Martino (g)
Joe Hadrick (d)

3812 Brother Elijah
3917 Doot Dat


Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 24, 1963
Personnel:
Frank Robinson (tp)
Willis Jackson (ts)
Carl Wilson (org)
Pat Martino (g)
Leonard Gaskin (b)
Joe Hadrick (d)

3920 Gra-A-Vy
3921 Grease
3922 Stompin' At The Savoy


tracks list:


A1 Brother Elijah
A2 Doot Dat
 A3 Stompin' At The Savoy
B1 Gra-a-avy
B2 Grease






























samedi 1 décembre 2012

THE GEORGE BENSON QUARTET THE GEORGE BENSON COOKBOOK

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1966                              CS 9413

The George Benson Cookbook is the third album by 
jazz/soul guitarist George Benson to be produced by John Hammond.


credits:


George Benson - guitar
Ronnie Cuber - baritone saxophone
Bennie Green - trombone
Lonnie Smith - organ
Jimmy Lovelace - drums
Marion Booker - drums



Produced by JOHN HAMMOND

Recorded on August 1, & October 19, 1966 



tracks list:


A1 The Cooker 4:18
A2 Benny's Back 4:10
A3 Bossa Rocka 4:20
A4 All Of Me
Vocals – George Benson
Written-By – G. Marks*, S. Simons*
2:08
A5 Big Fat Lady 4:40
B1 Benson's Rider 5:30
B2 Ready And Able
Written-By – J. Smith*
3:32
B3 The Borgia Stick 3:05
B4 Return Of The Prodigal Son
Written-By – H. Ousley*
2:34
B5 Jumpin' With Symphony Sid
Written-By – L. Young*
6:33















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