GROOVE ADDICT : 2013

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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...."

samedi 28 décembre 2013

HAROLD MABERN GREASY KID STUFF!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1970                                      PR 7764 

credit and session recording:
 
Lee Morgan (tp)
Hubert Laws (fl, ts)
Harold Mabern (p)
Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones (g)
Buster Williams (b, el-b)
Idris Muhammad (d)

recorded at: 
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 26, 1970

track list:

1. Greasy Kid Stuff  [Mabern]
2. Alex the Great  [Mabern]
3. XKE  [Mabern] 
4. John Neely/Beautiful People  [Mabern]  
5. I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do  [Pockriss/Vance]
6. I Want You Back  [Gordy/Mizell/Perren]




updated link

vendredi 27 décembre 2013

MELVIN SPARKS SPARKS!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1970                                    PR 10001


credits:

Drums – Idris Muhammad
 Guitar – Melvin Sparks
 Organ – Leon Spencer, Jr
 Saxophone Tenor – Houston Person, John Manning
 Trumpet – Virgil Jones

recording at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, September 14, 1970
engineer:Rudy Van Gelder 
Supervised By – Bob Porter

tracks list:

 A1 Thank You 8:08    
A2 I Didn't Know What Time It Was 6:35    
A3 Charlie Brown 5:55    
B1 The Stinker     7:00    
B2 Spill The Wine 11:05



 

THE ROLLING STONES FIRST LP

DECCA RECORDS (uk) 1964                           LK 4605 



    US COVER ON LONDON RECORD


       credits:

     Arranged By – Rolling Stones, The
    Bass Guitar, Vocals – Bill Wyman
    Drums – Charlie Watts
    Guitar – Keith Richard*
    Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica – Brian Jones (5)
    Maracas – Phil Spector (tracks: A6)
    Organ – Ian Stewart (tracks: B4, B5)
    Photography By – Nicolas Wright
    Piano – Gene Pitney (tracks: A6), Ian Stewart (tracks: B3)
    Producer – Andrew Loog Oldham, Eric Easton
    Vocals, Harmonica – Mick Jagger


tracks list:


A1 Route 66
    Written-By – Troup*        
A2 I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Written-By – Dixon*        
A3 Honest I Do
    Written-By – Hurran*, Calvert*    
A4 Mona
    Written-By – McDaniels*    
A5 Now I've Got A Witness (Like Uncle Gene And Uncle Phil)
    Written-By – Phelge*    
A6 Little By Little
    Written-By – Phelge*, Spector*    
B1 I'm A King Bee
    Written-By – Moore*        
B2 Carol
    Written-By – Berry*        
B3 Tell Me (You're Coming Back)
    Written-By – Jagger-Richard*        
B4 Can I Get A Witness
    Written-By – E, & B. Holland, Dozier*    
B5 You Can Make It If You Try
    Written-By – Jarrett*        
B6 Walking The Dog
    Written-By – Thomas*






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dimanche 22 décembre 2013

BILL BLACK'S COMBO TURN ON YOUR LOVE LIGHT

HI RECORDS 1968                                                   SHL 32044  


In 1959 Black joined a group of musicians which became Bill Black's Combo.
The lineup was Black (bass), Joe Lewis Hall (piano), Reggie Young (guitar),
Martin Wills (saxophone), and Jerry Arnold (drums). There were several
personnel changes. While Young was in the army, his position was filled
by Hank Hankins, Chips Moman and Tommy Cogbill. Ace Cannon replaced Wills
on sax. Carl McVoy replaced Hall in the studio, while Bobby Emmons
replaced him on tour.


credits:

arrangements:carl McVoy
engineer:Ray Harris
supervision: Jo Cuoghi


trackslist:

A1 Turn On Your Love Light     2:06    
A2 Simon Says     2:17    
A3 Bright Lights, Big City     2:14    
A4 Red Light     2:15    
A5 Big Boss Man     2:09    
B1 In The Midnight Hour     2:27    
B2 Feel So Bad     2:30    
B3 Shoo-Bee-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day     2:26    
B4 Philly Dog     2:27    
B5 Soul Serenade     2:30    
B6 The Horse     2:20    




samedi 14 décembre 2013

GRANT GREEN GOIN ' WEST

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                            BST 84310

Goin' West is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green
featuring performances recorded in 1962 but not released on
the Blue Note label until 1969. It is a loose concept
album based around Western music.

credits:

Grant Green - guitar
Herbie Hancock - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

Recorded     November 30, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
 Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By  Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 On Top Of Old Smokey 6:45    
A2 I Can't Stop Loving You   
A3 Wagon Wheels
B1 Red River Valley 6:00    
B2 Tumbling Tumbleweeds




mercredi 11 décembre 2013

MELVIN SPARKS SPARK PLUG

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1971                                         P 10016    


credits:

Drums – Idris Muhammad
Guitar – Melvin Sparks
Organ – Leon Spencer Jr.* (tracks: A1),
Reggie Roberts (tracks: A2 to B3)
Tenor Saxophone – Grover Washington Jr.*
Trumpet – Virgil Jones

Recorded At:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, March 1, 1971, March 8, 1971
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 Who's Gonna Take The Weight? 9:05    
A2 Spark Plug     8:50    
B1 Conjunction Mars 8:05    
B2 Alone Together 4:14    
B3 Dig Dis 6:45



MELVIN SPARKS AKILAH!

PRESTIGE RECORDS  1971                         PRST 10039 


credits:


Personnel:

Virgil Jones (trumpet)
Ernie Royal (trumpet*)
Hubert Laws (flute -3)
Sonny Fortune (alto sax)
George Coleman (alto sax*)
Dave Hubbard (tenor sax - 3)
Frank Wess (tenor sax)
Leon Spencer Jr. (organ, piano)
Melvin Sparks (guitar)
Idris Muhammad (drums)
Buddy Caldwell (congas)        
  
recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14 & 21, 1971

 session recording 

 Billy Ver Planck (arr)
1-Love The Life You Live
2-On The Up
3-All Wrapped Up
4-Akilah!*
5-Blues For J.B.
6-Image Of Love

tracks list:

1. Love The Life You Live  [Redd/Kool & The Gang] 5:39
2. On The Up  [Sparks] 6:00
3. All Wrapped Up  [Sparks] 4:45
4. Akilah  [Sparks] 4:42
5. Blues For J.B.  [Sparks] 7:09
6. The Image Of Love  [Spencer] 6:49




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jeudi 28 novembre 2013

BO DIDDLEY HEY! GOOD LOOKIN'

CHECKER RECORDS 1965                                         LP-2992 


Chess Producing Corp. 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
Chicago Illinois

tracks list:

A1 Hey, Good Lookin' 2:55
A2 Mush Mouth Millie 2:03
A3 Bo Diddley's Hootenanny 2:21
A4 London Stomp 2:15
A5 Let's Walk Awhile 2:38
A6 Rooster Stew 2:18
B1 La, La, La 2:30
B2 Yeah, Yeah, Yeah 2:30
B3 Rain Man 3:15
B4 I Wonder Why (People Don't Like Me) 3:35
B5 Brother Dear 2:20
B6 Mummy Walk 2:10






lundi 25 novembre 2013

JOHN PLONSKY QUINTET COOL MAN COOL

GLODEN CREST RECORDS 1957                            CR 3014


credits:

 John Plonsky, trumpet
Carl Janelli, baritone saxophone
Dominic Cortese, electric accordian
Chet Amsterdam, bass
Mel Zelnick, drums  

recorded:
New York, NY; March 5, 1957

tracks list:

A1 Laurel And Hardy
A2 The Lady Is A Tramp
A3 But Not For Me
A4 Putting On The Ritz
A5 Just In Time
B1 Calico Shoes
B2 Angel Hair
B3 How About You?
B4 Funkier Than Thou
B5 I'll Take Romance
B6 Blonde Caboose





mercredi 13 novembre 2013

THE MUSTANGS DARTELL STOMP

PROVIDENCE RECORDS 1964                            PLP 001

The band today:



tracks list:

A1 Dartell Stomp
A2 Milord
A3 Foot Stomping Part 1
A4 Rumpus
A5 Little Honda
A6 Green Onions
B1 Topsy 65
B2 Sunrise
B3 Wipe Out
B4 Run, Run, Run
B5 Hot Pastrami
B6 Lazy Love



jeudi 24 octobre 2013

GRANT GREEN CARRYIN'ON

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                            BST 84327

Carryin' On is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green 
featuring performances recorded in 1969 and released 
on the Blue Note label. The album marked Green's 
return to the Blue Note label

credits:

Grant Green – guitar
Claude Bartee – tenor saxophone
Willie Bivens – vibes
Earl Neal Creque (track 5), Clarence Palmer (tracks 1-4) – electric piano
Jimmy Lewis – electric bass
Leo Morris – drums

Recorded October 3, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs


tracks list:

A1 Ease Back
Written-By – A. Neville*, G. Porter*, J. Modeliste*, L. Nocentelli*
5:43
A2 Hurt So Bad
Written-By – B. Hart*, B. Wilding*, T. Randazzo*
6:45
A3 I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I'll Get It Myself)
Written-By – J. Brown*
6:07
B1 Upshot
Written-By – G. Green*
9:58
B2 Cease The Bombing
Written-By – N. Creque*
8:50






jeudi 17 octobre 2013

THE HOWARD ROBERTS QUARTET ALL-TIME GREATEST INSTRUMENTAL HITS

CAPITOL RECORDS 1967                                     ST 2609 


credits:

Producer – David Cavanaugh
Producer [Associate] – Jack Marshall


tracks list:

A1 It Was A Very Good Year
Written-By – Ervin Drake
2:37
A2 Soft Winds
Written-By – Benny Goodman
2:41
A3 Autumn Leaves
Written-By – Jacques Prévert, Johnny Mercer, Joseph Kosma
2:33
A4 Theme From "A Summer Place"
Written-By – Max Steiner
2:15
A5 Mr. Lucky
Written-By – Henry Mancini
2:23
A6 Comin' Home Baby
Written-By – Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough
2:31
B1 Danke Schoen
Written-By – Bert Kaempfert, Kurt Schwabach
1:55
B2 Work Song
Written-By – Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown Jr.
2:27
B3 Desafinado
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Newton Mendonca*
2:47
B4 The "In" Crowd
Written-By – Billy Page
2:53
B5 Misty
Written-By – Erroll Garner
2:26




lundi 30 septembre 2013

CHOKER CAMPBELL And His 16 Piece Band ‎ HITS OF THE SIXTIES

MOTOWN RECORDS 1965                                     MS 620 

the "Motown  Sound" by a Big Band



Choker Campbell In the early 1960s he got a job at
Hitsville USA (hich later became Motown) 
playing with the resident band, then later 
as a supporting artist for several well-known 
Motown artists, such as The Supremes, 
The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, 
Stevie Wonder and others. Campbell toured 
the U.S. with stops at the Apollo Theater 
in New York City and many other venues


tracks list:

A1 Baby Love
A2 Come See About Me
A3 Where Did Our Love Go
A4 Dancing In The Street
A5 Baby I Need Your Loving
A6 That's What Love Is Made Of
B1 Wild One
B2 Mickey's Money
B3 Love Is Like A Heat Wave
B4 Pride And Joy
B5 Hitch Hike
B6 Fingertips





jeudi 22 août 2013

ROY BROOKS THE FREE SLAVE

MUSE RECORDS 1970                                       MR 5003


credits:

Bass – Cecil McBee
Drums – Roy Brooks
Piano – Hugh Lawson
Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman
Trumpet – Woody Shaw

Recorded live! At The Left Bank Jazz Society

tracks list:

A1 The Free Slave
A2 Understanding
B1 Will Pan's Walk
B2 Five For Max






samedi 29 juin 2013

ILLINOIS JACQUET THES BLUES; THAT'S ME!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                                 PR 7731


credits:

Illinois Jacquet - tenor saxophone, bassoon
Wynton Kelly - piano
Tiny Grimes - guitar
Buster Williams - bass
Oliver Jackson - drums

Recorded September 16, 1969
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

tracks list:

 1 The Blues; That's Me! (Tiny Grimes) - 10:28
 2 Still King (Frank Foster, Illinois Jacquet) - 3:52
 3 'Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk) - 6:53
 4 The Galloping Latin - 5:28
 5 For Once in My Life (Ron Miller, Orlando Murden) - 7:02
 6 Every Day I Have the Blues (Peter Chatman) - 6:25




vendredi 28 juin 2013

BEN WEBSTER & Frans Wieringa Trio AT EASE

EMBER RECORDS 1969                                     CJS 822

credits:

Tenor Saxophone  Ben Webster
Piano  Frans Wieringa
Bass  Gerard Holdgrefe
Drums  Tom Van Steenderen

tracks list:

A1 Benny's Tune 5:25
A2 Once In A While 5:35
A3 Ben's Blues 6:10
B1 Sweet Lorraine 6:10
B2 Hymne To Freedom 5:00
B3 St. Louis Blues 5:50


lundi 17 juin 2013

RAM JOHN HOLDER BLACK LONDON BLUES

BEACON RECORDS 1969                                  BEAS 2


"Ram" John Holder was actually christened "John Holder" by his parents, 
who were devout members of the USA-based Pilgrim Holiness Church. 
He grew up in Georgetown, Guyana, during the 1940s / 1950s. Influenced 
by the church and the musical talents of his parents, he became quite 
accomplished playing the guitar. During the early '50s the strict, 
straight-laced Church membership was scandalized when he broke away 
and changed his name to "Ram" John. Holder began his performing career 
as a folk singer in New York. In 1962 he came to London and worked 
with Pearl Connor's Negro Theatre Workshop initially as a musician, 
and later as an actor. His theatre career saw him perform on 
the major stages in London such as the Royal National Theatre, 
the Donmar Warehouse and Bristol Old Vic.
Holder is a talented musician, who has recorded a number of 
albums: Black London Blues (1969), Bootleg Blues (1971), 
You Simply Are... (1975) and Ram Blues & Soul. He has also 
released various singles and contributed to soundtracks for 
film and television, including three songs for 
the film adaptation of Take a Girl Like You.



tracks list:

A1 Brixton Blues 3:19
A2 Pub Crawling Blues 5:21
A3 Too Much Blues 4:08
A4 Notting Hill Eviction Blues 3:27
A5 Black London Blues 3:19
B1 Ladbroke Grove Blues 3:04
B2 Sleeping Alone Tonight Blues 3:34
B3 Wimpy Bar Blues 5:28
B4 Piccadilly Circus Blues 4:20
B5 Hampstead To Lose The Blues 4:11






dimanche 16 juin 2013

HAROLD JOHNSON SEXTET EVERYBODY LOVES A WINNER

REVUE RECORDS 1968                                    RS 7204

credits:

Arranged By – Reggie Andrews
Bass – Jimmy Nash
Drums – Leon Chandler
Flute – David Crawford
Percussion [Conga Drums] – Billy Jackson 
Piano – Harold Johnson
Saxophone [Tenor] – Mike Shaw 
Vibraphone – Larry Nash


Producer – Harry Mitchell, Steve Topley


tracks list:

A1 Kealiians 4:52
A2 We're A Winner 2:55
A3 Be Quiet Man 4:25
A4 Afro Freak 3:07
A5 Lime Water 2:00
B1 Baila Cinderella 4:11
B2 Natural Napy 2:36
B3 Cruising 4:00
B4 Nature Boy 4:00
B5 Erewhon 2:01




vendredi 7 juin 2013

LARRY YOUNG CONTRASTS

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1967                            BST 84266


credits:

Larry Young - organ
Hank White - flugelhorn (tracks 1, 2, 5-6)
Herbert Morgan, Tyrone Washington - tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 2, 5-6)
Eddie Wright - guitar (tracks 1 & 4)
Eddie Gladden - drums
Stacey Edwards - congas (tracks 1, 2, 4-5)
Althea Young - vocals (track 4)


Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff

Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder September 18, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

tracks list:

A1 Majestic Soul
Written-By – Larry Young
11:55
A2 Evening
Written-By – Larry Young
7:10
B1 Major Affair
Written-By – Larry Young
3:45
B2 Wild Is The Wind
Vocals – Althea Young
Written-By – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
4:45
B3 Tender Feelings
Written-By – Tyrone Washington
6:50
B4 Means Happiness
Written-By – Larry Young
4:40





jeudi 6 juin 2013

NINA SIMONE HIGH PRIESTESS OF SOUL

PHILIPS RECORDS 1967                                 PHS 600-219


credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Hal Mooney (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12)
Art Direction – Hollis King
Executive-producer – Ken Druker
Piano, Vocals – Nina Simone (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 12)
Producer [Original] – Hal Mooney
Vocals – Nina Simone (tracks: 9)


Recorded August 26, 1966. Orchestra (tracks 1-8, 10-12) 

members unknown. Other musicians on track 9 unknown.



track list:



A1 Don't You Pay Them No Mind
Written-By – Robert Scott*, Richard Ahlert
A2 I'm Gonna Leave You
Written-By – Rudy Stevenson
A3 Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Written-By – Chuck Berry
A4 Keeper Of The Flame
Written-By – Charles Derringer
A5 The Gal From Joe's
Written-By – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
A6 Take Me To The Water
Written-By – Nina Simone
B1 I'm Going Back Home
Written-By – Rudy Stevenson
B2 I Hold No Grudge
Written-By – Angelo Badalamenti, John Clifford
B3 Come Ye
Written-By – Nina Simone
B4 He Ain't Comin' Home No More
Written-By – Angelo Badalamenti, John Clifford
B5 Work Song
Written-By – Nat Adderley, Oscar Brown Jr.
B6 I Love My Baby
Written-By – Andy Stroud