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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...."

dimanche 26 mai 2013

SHIRLEY SCOTT & THE SOUL SAXES

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                                SD 1532

credits:

Alto Sax, Baritone Sax – Hank Crawford (tracks: B3, B4)
Drums – Bernard Purdie (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2),
Jimmy Johnson  (tracks: A2, B3, B4)
Electric Bass – Chuck Rainey (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B4), 
Jerry Jemmott (tracks: A3)
Guitar – Eric Gale
Organ, Piano – Shirley Scott
Piano – Richard Tee
Tenor Saxophone – David Newman* (tracks: A2), 
King Curtis (tracks: A1, B2)
Trumpet – Ernie Royal


Recorded at :

Atlantic Studios in New York City on September 10, 1968 
(track 3) and at Regent Sound Studios in New York City on 
July 9 (tracks 1, 4 & 5) and July 10 (tracks 2, 6 & 7), 1969


Engineer – Adrian Barber (tracks: A3), 

Bob Liftin (tracks: A1, A2, B1 to B4)
Producer – Joel Dorn


tracks list:


A1 It's Your Thing
Written-By – O'Kelley Isley*, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley
4:28
A2 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Written-By – Carole King, Gerry Goffin*, Jerry Wexler
4:09
A3 I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free
Written-By – Billy Taylor, Dick Dallas
6:22
B1 You
Written-By – Ivy Hunter*, Jack Goga*, Jeffrey Owen*
5:40
B2 Stand By Me
Written-By – Ben E. King, Elmo Glick
4:03
B3 Get Back
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
4:47
B4 More Today Than Yesterday
Written-By – Patrick Upton
3:37





FONTELLA BASS THE NEW LOOK

CHECKER RECORDS 1965                              LP 2997

The New Look is a first studio album by Fontella Bass 
released on Checker Records 2997. 


Recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, in November, 1965




tracks list:


A1 Our Day Will Come 3:45
A2 How Glad I Am 2:41
A3 Oh No, Not My Baby 2:39
A4 Rescue Me 2:50
A5 Gee Whiz 2:28
A6 I'm A Woman 2:29
B1 Since I Fell For You 3:24
B2 Impossible 2:49
B3 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' 3:24
B4 Soul Of The Man 3:30
B5 Come And Get These Memories 2:18
B6 I Know 3:08













mercredi 22 mai 2013

SONNY STITT BLACK VIBRATIONS

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1971                            PR 10032


credits:

Sonny Stitt - Alto Saxophone (A1,B2), 
Tenor Saxophone [Varitone] (A2,A3,B1,B3)
Virgil Jones - Trumpet
Melvin Sparks - Guitar
Leon Spencer Jr. - Organ
Don Patterson  Organ (#A2,B1)
Idris Muhammad - Drums

Producer  Bob Porter
Recording Engineer  Rudy Van Gelder

Recorded 9th July, 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


tracks list:

A1. Goin' To D.C. {Leon Spencer Jr.} (7:23)
A2. Aires {Don Patterson, Sonny Stitt} (5:33)
A3. Black Vibrations {Leon Spencer Jr.} (6:41)
B1. Calling Card {Sonny Stitt} (6:26)
B2. Where Is Love? {Lionel Bart} (2:22)
B3. Them Funky Changes {Leon Spencer Jr.} (7:55)









lundi 20 mai 2013

JIMMY JAMES and The VAGABONDS THE NEW RELIGION

PICADILLY RECORDS 1966                    NPL 38027



US COVER ON ATCO RECORDS                     SD 33-222

and alternate cover:



credits:

Jimmy James - vocals  
Wallace Wilson - guitar
Phil Chen - guitar
CoLeson Chen - bass guitar
Carl Noel - organ
Fred Fredericks - saxophone
Carl Griffiths - saxophone
Rupert Balgobin - drums



 (uk) tracks list

A1 Ain't Love Good, Ain't Love Proud
A2 This Heart Of Mine
A3 Do It Right
A4 I Gotta Dance To Keep From Cryin'
A5 I'm A Fool For You Girl
A6 Honest I Do
A7 Hi-Didley Dee Dum Dum (It's A Good Feelin')
B1 People Get Ready
B2 The Entertainer
B3 Come To Me Softly
B4 Little Boy Blue
B5 It's Growing
B6 Amen
B7 Ain't No Big Thing

note: two titles: "honest i do" and "Amen" are 
not on the us version of Atco





mardi 14 mai 2013

MILT BRUCKNER PLEASE, MR. ORGAN PLAYER

ARGO RECORDS 1960                                    LPS 670


credits:

James Campbell(alto sax)
Milt Buckner(organ)
Reggie Boyd(guitar)
Richard Evans(bass)
Maurice Sinclaire(drums)


recording at:

Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
May 26 & 27, 1960
Recording  Engineer: Ron Malo


tracks list:


A1 Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
A2 You're Lookin' Good
A3 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
A4 Blue Prelude
A5 Long Gone
B1 Please, Mr. Organ Player
B2 Sermonette
B3 'Round Midnight
B4 Buck'n The Blues
B5 Cry Me A River










mercredi 8 mai 2013

RON FEUER


DEL-FI RECORDS 1959                               DFLP 1209


DEL-FI RECORDS 1961                                   FLP-1215


credits;

Ron Feuer (organ), 
Frank Rosolino (trombone), Bill Perkins (tenor sax), Paul Moer (piano), 
Jimmy Bond (bass), and Billy Higgins [credited as Billy Wiggins] (drums). 


same tracks list on two lp's

A1 Too Close For Comfort
A2 Smile
A3 September Song
A4 Heather On The Hill
A5 Lullaby In Rhythm
B1 I'll Remember April
B2 I Love All Of You
B3 Robin's Nest
B4 The Best Thing For You Is Me
B5 Why Don't You Do Right









lundi 6 mai 2013

JOHN PATTON THE WAY I FEEL

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1964                           BLP 4174 


credits:


"Big" John Patton - organ

Richard Williams - trumpet (1-3, 5)
Fred Jackson - tenor saxophone, 
baritone saxophone (1-3, 5)
Grant Green - guitar
Ben Dixon - drums


Released 1964

Recorded June 19, 1964
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs


tracks list:

A1 The Rock
A2 The Way I Feel
B1 Jerry
B2 Davene
B3 Just 3/4







vendredi 3 mai 2013

BOBBY HEBB SUNNY

PHILIPS RECORDS 1966                               PHS 600-212


"Sunny" was recorded in New York City, after demos were 
made with the record producer Jerry Ross. Released as a 
single, it reached #3 on the R&B charts, # 2 on the 
Billboard Hot 100, # 12 in the UK, sold over one 
million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. When 
Hebb toured with The Beatles in 1966 his "Sunny" 
was as well received as any Beatles tune, as evidenced 
by tapes of the concerts. BMI rated "Sunny" number 
25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".



tracks list:


A1 Sunny 2:45
A2 Where Are You 2:34
A3 Got You On My Mind 2:35
A4 Yes Or No Or Maybe Not 2:27
A5 Good Good Lovin' 2:42
A6 Love Love Love 2:50
B1 A Satisfied Mind 2:43
B2 You Don't Know What You Got Until You Lose It 2:32
B3 I Am Your Man 2:19
B4 Crazy Baby 2:12
B5 Bread 2:30
B6 For You 2:40










jeudi 2 mai 2013

RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES A BOWL OF SOUL

LOMA RECORDS 1966                                  LS 5902 


Loma Records Founded in 1964 as an R&B unit of Warner Bros. Records; 
active until 1968 when its roster and back catalog were 
folded into the parent label. Its president was Bob Krasnow,
who soon founded Blue Thumb Records after Loma was shut 
down and later led Elektra/Asylum Records in its most 
profitable period (ca. 1974-82).  


credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Onzy Matthews
Producer – Nick Venet


Personnel: 

Richard "Groove" Holmes (organ); Ray Crawford (guitar); 
Clifford Scott (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); 
Gabe Baltazar (alto saxophone); 
Curtis Amy, Alex Nelson (tenor saxophone); 
Jay Migliori (baritone saxophone); 
Bob Rolfe, John Anderson , Melvin Moore, 
Bobby Bryant , Bud Brisbois (trumpet); 
Dave Wells (bass trumpet, trombone); 
Peter Myers, Lou Blackburn, Dick Leith (trombone); 
Chiz Harris (drums). 



tracks list:


A1 A Bowl Of Soul 5:30
A2 In The Dark 3:40
A3 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 3:22
A4 Night Train 4:40
B1 R.F.K. Flies Home 4:45
B2 How Long How Long Blues 6:12
B3 Roll 'Em Pete 5:56