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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...."

mardi 26 mars 2013

THE MG'S THE MG'S

STAX RECORDS 1973                                   STS-3024


The MG's is a 1973 album recorded by The MG's for Stax Records. 
Both frontman Booker T. Jones and guitarist Steve Cropper were 
estranged from Stax by 1973. Remaining members Donald "Duck" Dunn 
and Al Jackson, Jr. recruited Bobby Manuel to replace Cropper and 
Carson Whitsett to replace Jones.



credits:


Bass, Producer – Duck Dunn
Drums, Percussion, Producer – Al Jackson*
Guitar – Bobby Manuel
Piano, Organ – Carson Whitsett


Engineer, Engineer [Re-mix] – Pete Bishop





tracks list:


A1 Sugarcane 3:08
A2 Neckbone 3:26
A3 Spare Change 3:52
A4 Leaving The Past 7:42
B1 Left Overs (Bucaramanga) 2:52
B2 Blackside 3:59
B3 One Of A Kind (Love Affair) 3:52
B4 Frustration 6:30









lundi 25 mars 2013

MARVIN GAYE THAT'S THE WAY LOVE IS

TAMLA RECORDS 1969                                    TS 299

That's the Way Love Is is an album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, 
released on January 8, 1970 on the Tamla (Motown) label



credits:


Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
Background vocals by The Andantes: Marlene Barrow, Jackie Hicks and 
Louvain Demps; and The Originals: Freddie Gorman, Walter Gaines, 
Henry Dixon and C.P. Spencer
Instrumentation by The Funk Brother




Recorded 1969
Producer Norman Whitfield



tracks list:


A1 Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
3:10
A2 Yesterday
Written-By – Lennon & McCartney*
3:17
A3 Groovin'
Written-By – E. Brigati*, F. Cavaliere*
2:56
A4 I Wish It Would Rain
Written-By – R. Penzabene*, N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
2:49
A5 That's The Way Love Is
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
3:25
A6 How Can I Forget
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
2:04
B1 Abraham, Martin And John
Written-By – D. Holler*
4:30
B2 Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
2:46
B3 No Time For Tears
Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*
2:26
B4 Cloud Nine
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
3:05
B5 Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby
Written-By – R. Penzabene*, N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
2:13
B5 So Long
Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*, R. Dean Taylor
2:27








IKE QUEBEC SOUL SAMBA

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1962                         BLP 4114

also issued on Blue Note BST 84114

Soul Samba (aka Bossa Nova Soul Samba) is an album by American 
saxophonist Ike Quebec recorded in 1962 and released on 
the Blue Note label.[1] It was Quebec's final recording before 
his death in January 1963.

credits:

Ike Quebec (tenor saxophone) Kenny Burrell (guitar) 
Wendell Marshall (bass) Willie Bobo (drums) 
Garvin Masseaux (chekere)

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 5, 1962
engineer :Rudy Van Gelder 

tracks list:

A1 Loie 3:10
A2 Lloro Tu Despedida 3:00
A3 Goin' Home 5:50
A4 Me 'n You 6:00
B5 Liebestraum 3:42
B6 Shu Shu 3:30
B7 Blue Samba 6:00
B8 Favela 4:00
B9 Linda Flor 3:30



mardi 19 mars 2013

LOWELL FULSOM I'VE GOT THE BLUES

JEWEL RECORDS 1973                                  LPS 5009

Jewel Records was a record label founded in 1963 by Stan Lewis 
and based in Shreveport, Louisiana. It had two subsidiary labels, 
Paula and Ronn. The first of many retail record stores, 
called Stan's Record Shop, was opened in 1948. Later, Stan Lewis 
purchased and reissued the catalogues of Cobra Records, Chief Records, 
and JOB Records.Among the artists for Jewel/Paula/Ronn were Buster Benton, 
Frank Frost, Lowell Fulson, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, John Fred 
and his Playboy Band, The Uniques, Jerry McCain, Memphis Slim, 
Little Johnny Taylor, and Justin Wilson.
For a short time, the Paula label was distributed by Chess.




tracks list:

A1 Teach Me
A2 I've Got The Blues
A3 Every Second A Fool Is Born
A4 Don't Leave Me
A5 Change Of Heart
B1 Fed Up
B2 Searchin' Out
B3 Crying Won't Help
B4 Too Soon
B5 Stoned To The Bone
B6 The Last One To Know







lundi 18 mars 2013

THE PRESTIGE ALL STARS ALL NIGHT LONG

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1956                     LP 7073
first cover 

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                   PRST 7289

All Night Long is an album by the Prestige All Stars nominally led by 
guitarist Kenny Burrell recorded in 1956 and released on the Prestige label.


credits:


Kenny Burrell - guitar
Donald Byrd - trumpet
Hank Mobley - tenor saxophone
Jerome Richardson - tenor saxophone, flute
Mal Waldron - piano
Doug Watkins - bass
Art Taylor - drums

Production
Bob Weinstock - supervisor
Rudy Van Gelder - engineer


recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 28, 1956


tracks list:


 A1 All Night Long
B1      Boo Lu
B2      Flickers
B3      Lil' Hankie











dimanche 17 mars 2013

JOHNNY HAMMOND SMITH ALL SOUL

NEW JAZZ RECORDS 1959                            LP 8221


credits:

Bass – George Tucker
Drums – Leo Stevens
Guitar – Thornel Schwartz
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith


recoded at:


Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
September 11, 1959

tracks list:

A1 Goin' Places
A2 Sweet Cookies
A3 The Masquerade Is Over
B1 Pennies From Heaven
B2 Easy Luke
B3 Secret Love
B4 All Soul








vendredi 15 mars 2013

FREDDIE KING MY FEELING FOR THE BLUES

COTILLION RECORDS 1970                             SD9016


credits:

Freddie King : Lead Guitar, Vocals
Cornell Dupree : Rythm Guitar
George Stubbs : piano
Jerry Jemmot : Bass
Kenneth Rice : Drums
King Curtis : Tenor Sax, Marimba
George Coleman, Frank Weiss : Tenor Sax
Trevor Lawrence, Willie Bridges : Tenor & Baritone Sax
Ernie Royal, Martin Banks : Trumpets
Hugh McCracken : Harmonica


Producer – King Curtis


tracks list:

A1 Yonder Wall 3:18
A2 Stumble 3:32
A3 I Wonder Why 3:18
A4 Stormy Monday 4:24
A5 I Don't Know 3:04
B1 What'd I Say 2:58
B2 Ain't Nobody's Business What We Do 3:37
B3 You Don't Have To Go 2:26
B4 Woke Up This Morning 3:10
B5 Things I Used To Do 3:47
b6 My Feeling For The Blues 2:07






jeudi 14 mars 2013

DUKE PEARSON PROFILE

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1959                         BLP 4022
also issued on Blue Note BST 84022

Profile is the debut album by American pianist and 
arranger Duke Pearson, featuring performances by 
Pearson with Gene Taylor and Lex Humphries. It was 
recorded in 1959 and released the same year on 
the Blue Note label.



credits:


Bass – Gene Taylor
Drums – Lex Humphries
Piano – Duke Pearson


Producer – Alfred Lion

Recorded By  – Rudy Van Gelder
 Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 25, 1959



tracks list:


A1 Like Someone In Love
A2 Black Coffee
A3 Taboo
A4 I'm Glad There Is You
B1 Gate City Blues
B2 Two Mile Run
B3 Witchcraft












mercredi 6 mars 2013

T-BONE WALKER FUNKY TOWN

BLUESWAY RECORDS 1968                      BLS-6014


credits:

T-Bone Walker guitar, vocal,Lloyd Glenn (keyboards), 
Mel London (guitar), Ron Brown (bass), 
Paul Humphrey (drums), horn section (uncredited)


Engineer – Eddie Brackett

Producer – Bob Thiele


tracks list


A1 Goin' To Funky Town 5:02
A2 Party Girl 3:04
A3 Why My Baby (Keep On Bothering Me) 2:53
A4 Jealous Woman 3:16
A5 Going To Build Me A Playhouse 3:42
B1 Long Skirt Baby Blues 2:31
B2 Struggling Blues 3:50
B3 I'm In An Awful Mood 4:19
B4 I Wish My Baby (Would Come Home At Night) 3:00












lundi 4 mars 2013

DON PATTERSON MELLOW SOUL

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                             PRST 7510    


credits:

David Newman (tenor sax, flute)
Don Patterson (organ)
Billy James (drums


recorded at:


Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, 
NJ, May 10, 1967


traacks list:


1. Hump Snapa Blues
2. Music To Think By
3. Darben The Redd Foxx
4. Mellow Soul
5. Head
6. These Foolish Things









dimanche 3 mars 2013

LOU DONALDSON SIGNIFYIN'

ARGO RECORDS 1963                                    LPS 724


Signifyin' is an album by jazz saxophonist 
Lou Donaldson recorded for the Argo label 
in 1963 and performed by Donaldson with 
Roy Montrell, Tommy Turrentine, 
Big John Patton, and Ben Dixon.



crédits:


Lou Donaldson - alto saxophone
Tommy Turrentine - trumpet
Roy Montrell - guitar
Big John Patton - organ
Ben Dixon - drums

Recorded July 17, 1963 at A & R Recording Studio, 
New York, New York

tracks list:

A1 Signifyin'
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 6:55
A2 Time After Time
Written-By – Julie Styne*, S. Cahn* 2:30
A3 Si Si Safronia
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 5:30
B1 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Written-By – Duke Ellington, S. K. Russell* 3:46
B2 I Feel It In My Bones
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 8:00
B3 Coppin' A Plea
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 4:10









vendredi 1 mars 2013

RAY BRYANT RAY BRYANT PLAYS

SIGNATURE RECORDS 1960                              SM6008


credits and sessions recording:

Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) 
Oliver Jackson (drums)
NYC, October 29, 1959
10722 Doodlin'
10723 Wheatleigh Hall
10724 Delaunay's Dilemma
10725 Now's The Time
same personnel
NYC, November 5, 1959
10737 Blue Monk
10738 Walkin'
10739 Misty
10740 Whisper Not
same personnel
NYC, November 6, 1959
10741 A Hundred Dreams From Now
10742 Sneaking Around
10743 Bags' Groove
10744 Take The "A" Train


tracks list:

01 Delauney's dilemma
02 Blue Monk
03 Misty
04 Sneaking Around
05 Now's the time
06 Wheatleigh Hall
07 Doodlin'
08 A Hundred dreams from now
09 Bags grove
10 Walkin'
11 Take the "A" train
12 Whisper no





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