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...."

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CHECKER RECORDS 1965                                   LP 2994

Saxophonist / bandleader / producer / arranger / songwriter.

Barge achieved some notoriety in 1957 by blowing a haunting, distinctive solo on 
Chuck Willis's "C.C. Rider", a # 1 R&B hit. A later session with Chuck Willis in 
October 1957 provided another fine sax solo on "Betty and Dupree". King Curtis 
was clearly influenced by Barge. By 1960, Gene was working for the Legrand label 
in Norfolk, which was founded in 1958 by Frank Guida and Joe Royster. From his 
jazz and R&B connections, Guida assembled a group of local musicians to form a 
house band for Legrand's recording sessions. Barge and the aforementioned Nabs 
Shields were among them, alongside pianist Willie Burnell, trombonist Leonard 
Barks, bass player Ron "Junior" Fairley, guitarist Wayne Beckner and another 
tenor sax man, Earl Swanson, who was married to Ruth Brown at the time. It was 
this group, minus Swanson and Burnell, that recorded the instrumental "A Night 
With Daddy G (Parts 1 & 2)" in 1960. Co-written by Barge, Guida and Royster, 
the record (Legrand 1004) bubbled under the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1961 
and was credited to The Church Street Five. "Daddy G" became Barge's nickname.

 Recorded: Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois
Engineer – Ron Malo
Producer – Gene Barge

tracks list

A1 I Feel Fine
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
A2 Shake
Written-By – Sam Cooke
A3 Fine Twine
Written-By – Gene Barge, Gerald Sims
A4 The Jerk
Written-By – Don Julian
A5 The Way You Do The Things You Do
Written-By – Rogers*, Robinson*
A6 The "In" Crowd
Written-By – Billy Page
B1 Twine Time
Written-By – Williams*, Rice*
B2 Come See About Me
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
B3 Voice Your Choice
Written-By – Gerald Sims, M. McAlister*
B4 The Monkey Time
Written-By – C. Mayfield*
B5 It's All Over Now
Written-By – B. Womack*, S. Womack*
B6 How Sweet It Is To Be Love By You
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*

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