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...."

samedi 28 décembre 2013


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1970                                      PR 7764 

credit and session recording:
Lee Morgan (tp)
Hubert Laws (fl, ts)
Harold Mabern (p)
Ivan "Boogaloo Joe" Jones (g)
Buster Williams (b, el-b)
Idris Muhammad (d)

recorded at: 
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 26, 1970

track list:

1. Greasy Kid Stuff  [Mabern]
2. Alex the Great  [Mabern]
3. XKE  [Mabern] 
4. John Neely/Beautiful People  [Mabern]  
5. I Haven't Got Anything Better to Do  [Pockriss/Vance]
6. I Want You Back  [Gordy/Mizell/Perren]

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vendredi 27 décembre 2013


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1970                                    PR 10001


Drums – Idris Muhammad
 Guitar – Melvin Sparks
 Organ – Leon Spencer, Jr
 Saxophone Tenor – Houston Person, John Manning
 Trumpet – Virgil Jones

recording at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, September 14, 1970
engineer:Rudy Van Gelder 
Supervised By – Bob Porter

tracks list:

 A1 Thank You 8:08    
A2 I Didn't Know What Time It Was 6:35    
A3 Charlie Brown 5:55    
B1 The Stinker     7:00    
B2 Spill The Wine 11:05



DECCA RECORDS (uk) 1964                           LK 4605 



     Arranged By – Rolling Stones, The
    Bass Guitar, Vocals – Bill Wyman
    Drums – Charlie Watts
    Guitar – Keith Richard*
    Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica – Brian Jones (5)
    Maracas – Phil Spector (tracks: A6)
    Organ – Ian Stewart (tracks: B4, B5)
    Photography By – Nicolas Wright
    Piano – Gene Pitney (tracks: A6), Ian Stewart (tracks: B3)
    Producer – Andrew Loog Oldham, Eric Easton
    Vocals, Harmonica – Mick Jagger

tracks list:

A1 Route 66
    Written-By – Troup*        
A2 I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Written-By – Dixon*        
A3 Honest I Do
    Written-By – Hurran*, Calvert*    
A4 Mona
    Written-By – McDaniels*    
A5 Now I've Got A Witness (Like Uncle Gene And Uncle Phil)
    Written-By – Phelge*    
A6 Little By Little
    Written-By – Phelge*, Spector*    
B1 I'm A King Bee
    Written-By – Moore*        
B2 Carol
    Written-By – Berry*        
B3 Tell Me (You're Coming Back)
    Written-By – Jagger-Richard*        
B4 Can I Get A Witness
    Written-By – E, & B. Holland, Dozier*    
B5 You Can Make It If You Try
    Written-By – Jarrett*        
B6 Walking The Dog
    Written-By – Thomas*

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dimanche 22 décembre 2013


HI RECORDS 1968                                                   SHL 32044  

In 1959 Black joined a group of musicians which became Bill Black's Combo.
The lineup was Black (bass), Joe Lewis Hall (piano), Reggie Young (guitar),
Martin Wills (saxophone), and Jerry Arnold (drums). There were several
personnel changes. While Young was in the army, his position was filled
by Hank Hankins, Chips Moman and Tommy Cogbill. Ace Cannon replaced Wills
on sax. Carl McVoy replaced Hall in the studio, while Bobby Emmons
replaced him on tour.


arrangements:carl McVoy
engineer:Ray Harris
supervision: Jo Cuoghi


A1 Turn On Your Love Light     2:06    
A2 Simon Says     2:17    
A3 Bright Lights, Big City     2:14    
A4 Red Light     2:15    
A5 Big Boss Man     2:09    
B1 In The Midnight Hour     2:27    
B2 Feel So Bad     2:30    
B3 Shoo-Bee-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day     2:26    
B4 Philly Dog     2:27    
B5 Soul Serenade     2:30    
B6 The Horse     2:20    

samedi 21 décembre 2013


DECCA RECORDS  1964                                LK 4661 


  Arranged By – Rolling Stones, The
    Liner Notes – Andrew Loog Oldham
    Photography By [Cover] – David Bailey (5)
    Producer – Andrew Loog Oldham

    Mick Jagger – lead vocals, harmonica, tambourine, percussion
    Keith Richards – guitars, backing vocals
    Brian Jones – guitar, slide guitar, backing vocals
    Charlie Watts – drums, percussion
    Bill Wyman – bass guitar, backing vocals

Additional musicians

    Jack Nitzsche – piano, 'Nitzsche' phone, tambourine
    Ian Stewart – piano

David Thomson - Backing vocals on 'Off The Hook'

Recorded     25 February, 12 May, 10–11 and 24–26 June,
2 and 28–29 September, 2 and 8 November 1964;
 Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois, United States; 
RCA Studios, Hollywood, California, United States;
 and Regent Sound Studio, London, United Kingdom     

tracks list:

A1 Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    Piano – Ian Stewart Written-By – Russell*, Wexler*, Burke*    
A2 Down Home Girl
    Piano – Jack Nitzsche Written-By – Butler*, Leiber*        
A3 You Can't Catch Me
    Written-By – Berry*        
A4 Time Is On My Side
    Organ – Ian Stewart Written-By – Meade, Norman*        
A5 What A Shame
    Piano – Ian Stewart Written-By – Jagger, Richards*        
A6 Grown Up Wrong
    Written-By – Jagger, Richards*        
B1 Down The Road Apiece
    Written-By – Raye*        
B2 Under The Boardwalk
   Written-By – Resnick*, Young*    
B3 I Can't Be Satisfied
    Written-By – Waters*        
B4 Pain In My Heart
    Other [Nitzsche-phone] – Jack Nitzsche Written-By – Redding*, Walden*        
B5 Off The Hook
    Written-By – Jagger, Richards*        
B6 Suzie-Q
    Written-By – Hawkins*, Broadwater*, Lewis* 



 1 if you need me
2  empty haert
3 2120 Michigan avenue
4  confessin' the blues
5  around and around


1 it's all over now
2 good times bad times
3  time is on my side
4  congratulations
5   little red rooster
6  surprise surprise

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samedi 14 décembre 2013


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                            BST 84310

Goin' West is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green
featuring performances recorded in 1962 but not released on
the Blue Note label until 1969. It is a loose concept
album based around Western music.


Grant Green - guitar
Herbie Hancock - piano
Reggie Workman - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

Recorded     November 30, 1962
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
 Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By  Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 On Top Of Old Smokey 6:45    
A2 I Can't Stop Loving You   
A3 Wagon Wheels
B1 Red River Valley 6:00    
B2 Tumbling Tumbleweeds


DUKE RECORDS 1968                                                    DLP 88

Design – Richard Simpson

tracks list:

A1 Touch Of The Blues
A2 Set Me Free
A3 That Did It
A4 Road Of Broken Hearted Men
A5 Sweet Loving
B1 Driftin' Blues
B2 Sweet Lips Of Joy
B3 Sad Feeling
B4 Shoes
B5 One Horse Town

mercredi 11 décembre 2013


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1971                                         P 10016    


Drums – Idris Muhammad
Guitar – Melvin Sparks
Organ – Leon Spencer Jr.* (tracks: A1),
Reggie Roberts (tracks: A2 to B3)
Tenor Saxophone – Grover Washington Jr.*
Trumpet – Virgil Jones

Recorded At:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, March 1, 1971, March 8, 1971
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 Who's Gonna Take The Weight? 9:05    
A2 Spark Plug     8:50    
B1 Conjunction Mars 8:05    
B2 Alone Together 4:14    
B3 Dig Dis 6:45


PRESTIGE RECORDS  1971                         PRST 10039 



Virgil Jones (trumpet)
Ernie Royal (trumpet*)
Hubert Laws (flute -3)
Sonny Fortune (alto sax)
George Coleman (alto sax*)
Dave Hubbard (tenor sax - 3)
Frank Wess (tenor sax)
Leon Spencer Jr. (organ, piano)
Melvin Sparks (guitar)
Idris Muhammad (drums)
Buddy Caldwell (congas)        
recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 14 & 21, 1971

 session recording 

 Billy Ver Planck (arr)
1-Love The Life You Live
2-On The Up
3-All Wrapped Up
5-Blues For J.B.
6-Image Of Love

tracks list:

1. Love The Life You Live  [Redd/Kool & The Gang] 5:39
2. On The Up  [Sparks] 6:00
3. All Wrapped Up  [Sparks] 4:45
4. Akilah  [Sparks] 4:42
5. Blues For J.B.  [Sparks] 7:09
6. The Image Of Love  [Spencer] 6:49

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dimanche 1 décembre 2013


STUDIO ONE RECORDS 1964                                SOL 9006

In spring 1964, The Skatalites recorded their first LP Ska Authentic at 
Studio One in Kingston and toured Jamaica as the creators of ska. Their 
producers were Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid, Prince Buster, Vincent "King" Edwards, 
Justin "Phillip" Yap, Leslie Kong, Lindon Pottinger, Sonia Pottinger 
and Vincent "Randy" Chin. The Skatalites led sessions with top artists 
and worked with young talents such as Delroy Wilson, 
Desmond Dekker, The Wailers, Lee Perry, etc.

Former members
Tommy McCook - tenor saxophone, flute (founding member; died 1998)
Roland Alphonso - tenor saxophone (founding member; died 1998)
Don Drummond - trombone (founding member; died 1969)
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - trumpet (founding member; died 2008)
Lloyd Brevett - upright bass (founding member; died 2012)
Lloyd Knibb - drums (founding member; died 2011)
Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haynes - guitar (founding member; died 2007)
Jackie Mittoo - piano (founding member; died 1990)
Mark Berney - trumpet
Nathan Breedlove - trumpet (1991–98)
Cedric "Im" Brooks - tenor saxophone (2000–02,2007-10; died 2013)
Karl "Cannonball" Bryan - saxophone (2003–09)
Calvin "Bubbles" Cameron - trombone (1983–84)
Welford "Will" Clark - trombone (1994–2003)
Vin "Don D. Junior" Gordon - trombone (2003–08)
Devon James - guitar (1987–2009)
Bill Smith - keyboards (1993–99)
Ken Stewart - keyboards (1988-90,1998-2009; 
also serves as the band's manager)
Clark Gayton- Trombone (1989–94)
Cary Brown - keyboards (1990-95)
Louis Bonilla - trombone

tracks list:

A1 Lee Harvey Oswald
A2 Bridge View
A3 President Kennedy
A4 Further East
A5 Ska In Vienna Woods
A6 You're So Delightful
B1 Four Corners Of The World
B2 Scrap Iron
B3 Feeling Good
B4 Royal Flush
B5 Ball Of Fire
B6 Christine Keiler