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...."

mardi 29 janvier 2013


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1961                                 PR 7420


Johnny “Hammond” Smith – Organ
Eddie McFadden – Guitar
Freddie McCoy – Vibraphone
Wendell Marshall – Double Bass
Leo Stevens – Drums

sessions recording:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14, 1961
2866 Autumn Leaves
2867 Opus De Funk
2868 Almost Like Being In Love
same personnel
Rudy Van Gelder Studio 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 12, 1961
3029 Sad Eyes
3030 Shirley's Theme
3031 If Someone Had Told Me
3033 Gone With The Wind

tracks list:

A1 Opus De Funk 5:15
A2 Almost Like Being In Love 4:20
A3 Autumn Leaves 4:05
A4 Sad Eyes 4:25
B1 Gone With The Wind 5:41
B2 If Someone Had Told Me 4:25
B3 Shirley's Theme 4:35

lundi 28 janvier 2013

OTIS REDDING In Person At The Whisky A Go Go

ATCO RECORDS 1968                                    SD 33-265

In Person at the Whisky a Go Go is a live album by Otis Redding, 
recorded at the Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, 
California in the Spring of 1966. It was originally released in 1968. 
The recording was made before Otis Redding attained crossover 
fame at the Monterey Pop Festival.


Otis Redding – vocals
James Young – guitar
Robert Holloway – tenor saxophone
Robert Pittman – tenor saxophone
Donald Henry – tenor saxophone
Sammy Coleman – trumpet
John Farris – trumpet
Clarence Johnson – trombone
Ralph Stewart – bass guitar
Elbert Woodson – drums

Recorded Live at:

  the Whisky A Go Go, Los Angeles, CA, Spring, 1966.

tracks list:

A1 I Can't Turn You Loose
Written-By – Redding*
A2 Pain In My Heart
Written-By – Neville*
A3 Just One More Day
Written-By – McEvoy/Robinson*, Redding*, Cropper*
A4 Mr. Pitiful
Written-By – Redding*, Cropper*
A5 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written-By – Jagger/Richards*
B1 I'm Depending On You
Written-By – Redding*
B2 Any Ole Way
Written-By – Redding*, Cropper*
B3 These Arms Of Mine
Written-By – Redding*
B4 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Written-By – Brown*
B5 Respect
Written-By – Redding*

dimanche 27 janvier 2013


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1968                           BST 84298

Always Something There is an album by jazz saxophonist Stanley Turrentine 
recorded for the Blue Note label in 1968 and performed by Turrentine with 
orchestra and strings arranged by Thad Jones


Stanley Turrentine - tenor saxophone
Burt Collins - flugelhorn
Jimmy Cleveland - trombone
Dick Berg, Jim Buffington, Brooks Tillotson - french horn
Jerry Dodgion - alto saxophone, flute, clarinet
Jerome Richardson - tenor saxophone, flute clarinet
Hank Jones (tracks 2, 3, 5-8, 10),Herbie Hancock (tracks 1, 4, 9) - piano
Barry Galbraith (tracks 2, 10), Kenny Burrell - guitar
Bob Cranshaw - bass electric bass
Mel Lewis (tracks 1, 2, 4, 9 & 10), Mickey Roker (tracks 3, 5-8) - drums
Thad Jones - trumpet, arranger
Overdubbed string section

Recorded at A&R Studios, NYC on October 1, 1968 (tracks 2 & 10), 
October 14, 1968 (tracks 1, 4 & 9), and October 28, 1968 (tracks 3 & 5-8).

Track listing

A1 Always Something There
A2 Little Green Apples
A3 When I Look Into Your Eyes
A4 Light My Fire
A5 Those Were The Days
B1 Stoned Soul Picnic
B2 Home Town
B3 Song For Bonnie
B4 Hey Jude
B5 Fool On The Hill

mardi 22 janvier 2013


STAX RECORDS 1964                                      704
also issued on Atlantic SD 7704

credits and sessions recording:

Robert Tally (piano) Howard Grimes (drums) Carla Thomas, 
Rufus Thomas (vocals) and others
Memphis, TN, circa August, 1960???
4849 'Cause I Love You
unknown (trumpet, trombone, baritone saxophone) Booker T. Jones (organ) 
Steve Cropper (guitar) Lewis Steinberg (electric bass) Al Jackson (drums) 
Rufus Thomas (vocals)
Memphis, TN, October 21, 1962
6513 The Dog
Rufus Thomas (vocals) and others
Memphis, TN?, August 21, 1963
7171 Walking The Dog
same personnel
Memphis, TN, circa September, 1963
7216 You Said
same personnel
Memphis, TN, October 9, 1963
7260 Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
7261 Land Of 1000 Dances
7262 I Want To Be Loved
7263 Boom Boom
7264 Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo
7265 Ya Ya
7266 Mashed Potatoes
7267 It's Aw'rite

tracks list:

A1 The Dog
Written-By – Thomas 2:33
A2 Mashed Potatoes
Written-By – Rozier 2:16
A3 Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo
Written-By – Hill 2:30
A4 You Said
Written-By – Thomas 2:30
A5 Boom Boom
Written-By – Hooker 2:42
A6 It's Aw'Rite
Written-By – Thomas 2:45
B1 Walking The Dog
Written-By – Thomas 2:30
B2 Ya Ya
Written-By – Dorsey*, Robinson 2:10
B3 Land Of A 1,000 Dances
Written-By – Kenner 2:32
B4 Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
Written-By – Thomas, Cropper 1:53
B5 Cause I Love You
Written-By – Thomas 2:45
B6 I Want To Be Loved
Written-By – Thomas 2:32

jeudi 17 janvier 2013


RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1963                         RS 9482

Open House! is an album by jazz organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith
which was recorded in 1963 and released on the Riverside label.


Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Congas – Ray Barretto (tracks: A, B2, B3)
Drums – Leo Stevens (tracks: A, B2, B3)
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith*
Saxophone [Tenor], Flute – Seldon Powell
Trumpet, Cornet – Thad Jones
Art Taylor (drums -5)
recorded  NYC 1963

tracks list

A1 Open House 4:36
A2 Cyra 5:25
A3 I Remember You 4:58
A4 Cleopatra 2:33
B1 Blues For DeDe
Drums – Art Taylor
B2 Why Was I Born 4:40
B3 I Love You 5:47

lundi 14 janvier 2013


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1957                     BNJ 61013 

Jimmy Smith Trio + LD is an album by jazz organist Jimmy Smith
and saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label
in 1957 and released only in Japan.


Jimmy Smith, Organ, 
Lou Donaldson, Saxophone [Alto],
except on track 3 and 7,
Eddie McFadden, Guitar,
Donald Bailey, Drums.

Alfred Lion, Producer.
Rudy van Gelder, Engineer.
Recorded at Manhattan Towers on July 4, 1957.

tracks list:

01. Soft Winds 07:59
02. Hollerin' And Screamin' 07:00
03. 'Round Midnight 06:27
04. Star Eyes 04:59
05. Darn That Dream 06:41
06. Street Of Dreams 05:13
07. Cha Cha J 04:19

vendredi 11 janvier 2013


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1962                    PR7234

also issued on Prestige PR 7454 entitled 
"Gene Ammons/Sonny Stitt/Brother Jack McDuff - Soul Summit".


Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt (tenor saxophone)
 Jack McDuff (organ) 
Charlie Persip (drums)

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 19, 1962

tracks list:

A1 Tubby
A2 Dumplin'
            A3 When You Wish Upon A Star
B1 Shuffle Twist
B2 Sleeping Susan
B3 Out In The Cold Again

vendredi 4 janvier 2013


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                       PRST 7493


Richard "Groove" Holmes (organ)
Gene Edwards,Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones (guitar)
George Randall (drums)
Richie "Pablo" Landrum (congas)

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 28, 1966

tracks list:

A1 If I Had A Hammer 4:30
A2 Never On Sunday 2:50
A3 A Day In The Life Of A Tool 5:30
A4 1-2-3 3:40
B1 Boo-D-Doo 3:30
B2 Work Song 6:05
B3 When Lights Are Low 4:03
B4 Old Folks 8:25