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 14 septembre 2020


VERVE RECORDS 1964                                   V6-8589  

'Gator Tails' (also released as Willis Jackson) is an album by 
saxophonist Willis Jackson with orchestra which was recorded 
in 1964 and released on the Verve label.


 Willis Jackson (tenor saxophone)
    Robert Banks or Claus Ogerman
    (arranger, conductor)
    unidentified orchestra
    Engineer – Phil Ramone
    Engineer [Director Of Engineering] – Val Valentin
    Producer – Creed Taylor

recorded sessions:

NYC, March 18, 1964
64VK304    Swimmin' Home Baby
64VK306?    Early One Morning
same personnel
NYC, June 23, 1964
64VK420    On Broadway
64VK421    Someone To Watch Over Me
64VK422    Frankie And Johnny
64VK423    I Almost Lost My Mind
64VK424    The Skillet
64VK425    Crocodile
64VK426    Lonesome Road

 also issued on Verve V6 8782 entitled "Willis Jackson"

tracks list:

A1 I Almost Lost My Mind 2:45
A2 The Crocodile 4:00
A3 On Broadway 2:23
A4 Swimmin' Home, Baby (Fruit Cake) 2:15
A5 The Skillet 2:52
B1 Frankie And Johnny 4:18
B2 Someone To Watch Over Me 4:10
B3 Lonesome Road 3:24
B4 Early One Morning (Part 2) 5:50

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