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"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...."

dimanche 22 décembre 2019


ARGO RECORDS 1961                              LPS-687

Sound of Christmas is an album of Christmas music 
by Ramsey Lewis' Trio 
featuring tracks recorded in 1961 
and released on the Argo label

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "This is a pleasing,

 if rather brief (29 minutes) Christmas jazz album that was 
originally quite popular... fun and melodic, if not all that unique".


Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – Riley Hampton (tracks: B1 to B5)
Double Bass – El Dee Young*
Drums – Red Holt
Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Strings – Abe Meltzer (tracks: B1 to B5), David Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Emil Podsada (tracks: B1 to B5), Harold Kupper (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Irving Kaplan (tracks: B1 to B5), Karl Fruh (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Leonard Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5), Oscar Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5),
 Sol Bobrou* (tracks: B1 to B5), Theodore Silavin (tracks: B1 to B5)
Supervised By – Ralph Bass

Photography [Cover Photo] – Garett-Howar

Recorded October, 1961, at Ter Mar Recording Studios, Chicago.

Engineer – Ron Malo

tracks list:

A1 Merry Christmas Baby 4:00
A2 Winter Wonderland 2:07
A3 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:20
A4 Christmas Blues 2:48
A5 Here Comes Santa Claus 2:38
B1 The Sound Of Christmas 2:17
B2 The Christmas Song 3:13
B3 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:15
B4 Sleigh Ride 2:55
B5 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve 3:26

2 commentaires:

  1. Thank you for that quick response.

    Unfortunately, this was not the album I was looking for. It's an easy mistake, the RLT's SECOND christmas album has ALMOST EXACTLY the same title as their first, it's just called "MORE Sounds of Christmas".

    See here:

    Anyway, I'm sure many other followers of your blog will enjoy this classic christmas album. Their second album is much more rare than the first so if you ever happen across it ...

    Thank you again. :-)