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"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...."

mercredi 31 décembre 2014

2015



to all my followers I wish you the best for 2015,  
a year full of music and rarities
 
and thank you because without you 
this blog would not exist


je vous souhaite une trés bonne année 2015,
pleine de musique et de "raretés"
et encore Merci a tous car, sans 
vous ce blog n'existerais pas.

friendly,
 
Michel
Mrsoul7700

SAM LAZAR TRIO PLAYBACK

ARGO RECORDS 1962                               LPS 4015

credits:

Sam Lazar - organ
Miller Brisker - tenor saxophone
Joe Diorio - guitar
Phillip Wilson - drums 

Recorded
July 1, 1962, Tel Mar Studios,
Chicago, Illinois.
Engineer – Ron Malo
tracks list:

01 Deep
02 Long Gone (Sonny Thompson)
03 Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson)
04 Fuzz Buzz
05 Just Make Love to Me (Willie Dixon)
06 S.O.S.
07 Please Send Me Someone to Love (Percy Mayfield)
08 Scootin'





lundi 29 décembre 2014

LOU DONALDSON THE NATURAL SOUL

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1962                       BST 84108

credits:

Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson
Drums – Ben Dixon
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – John Patton
Trumpet – Tommy Turrentine
Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder

  recorded at:
   
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 9, 1962


tracks listing:

A1        Funky Mama
Written-By – John Patton   
A2        Love Walked In
Written-By – George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
A3        Spaceman Twist
Written-By – Lou Donaldson
B1        Sow Belly Blues
Written-By – Lou Donaldson
B2        That's All
Written-By – Alan Brandt, Bob Haymes
B3        Nice 'N' Greasy
Written-By – Johnny Acea



samedi 27 décembre 2014

AL REED SORRY ABOUT THAT


AXE RECORDS 1968                        ref 103

credits:


    Arranged By – Wardell*
    Written-By – A. Reed*


A Sorry About That

vendredi 26 décembre 2014

JULIE LONDON WATHEVER JULIE WANTS

LIBERTY RECORDS 1961                       LST 7192


credits:

Producer – Felix Slatkin


 tracks list:

 A1 Why Don't You Do Right
Written-By – Joe McCoy
A2 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Written-By – Cole Porter
A3 Hard Hearted Hannah
Written-By – Bigelow*, Bates*, Yellen*, Ager*
A4 Do It Again
Written-By – De Sylva*, G. Gershwin*
A5 Take Back Your Mink
Written-By – F. Loesser*
A6 Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend
Written-By – Styne*, Robbin*
B1 Daddy
Written-By – Bobby Troup
B2 An Occasional Man
Written-By – Martin*, Blane*
B3 Love For Sale
Written-By – Cole Porter
B4 Always True To You In My Fashion
Written-By – Cole Porter
B5 There'll Be Some Changes Made
Written By – B. HigginsWritten-By – W. Overstreet*
B6 Tired
Written-By – Roberts*, Fisher*





DANELLE DARRIS LET'S DO THE SHOT GUN

COMMERCE RECORDS 1965              C-5020

 
Written By – Dixon, Fields

B     Don't Love Me And Leave Me
Written By – Chambers, Cross

mercredi 17 décembre 2014

ELDEE YOUNG & CO JUST FOR KICKS

ARGO RECORDS 1961                                LP 699 

      
credits :

Eldee Young - Bass& Cello
Leo Wright - Alto Sax & Flute
Mal Waldron - Piano
Richard Evans - Bass
Red Holt - Drums

Recorded: December 28, 1961,
Ter-Mar Recording Studio, Chicago

Supervision: Ralph Bass
Engineer: Ron Malo
Cover: Don Bronstein

Released: November 10, 1962


tracks:

A1 When Johnny Comes Marching Home 3:08
A2 Goodbye 2:15
A3 Crazy She Calls Me 3:47
A4 Big Brother     2:16
A5 Cry Me A River 4:00
B1 Truly     2:46
B2 Mr Kicks     2:30
B3 Motherless Child 3:30
B4 Just For Kicks     3:02
B5 John Henry     1:57

 Truly

vendredi 28 novembre 2014

JAMES BROWN PLAY THE REAL THINGS

SMASH RECORDS 1967                             S67093 

recorded in 1966/ 1967 

 credits:

 Arranged By – Alfred Ellis
    Organ, Producer – James Brown


track list:

A1     Jimmy Mack        
A2     What Do You Like        
A3     PeeWee's Groove In "D"        
A4     Bernadette        
B1     Mercy, Mercy, Mercy        
B2     I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You        
B3     Funky Broadway        
B4     "D" Thing







vendredi 21 novembre 2014

KING CURTIS SWEET SOUL

ATCO RECORDS 1968                                   SD 33-247    

credits:

On all selections except (sittin'on the dock of the bay)
The personnel is:
King Curtis , alto,ténor or soprano Sax,
Frank Wess Ténor sax
Haywood Henry Baritone Sax,
Joe newman & Mel Lastie Trumpets,
Benny Powell Trombone,
Reggie Young Guitar,Spooner Oldham & Bobby Emmons
Piano electrc, Piano & organ
Mike lench Fender Bass,
Gene Chrisman Drums,
String Sections Led By Gene Orloff.

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay:
Melvin Lastie (trumpet)
King Curtis (alto saxophone)
George Stubbs (piano)
Everett Barksdale, Samuel Gordon (guitar)
Jerry Jemmott (electric bass)
Kenny Rice (drums)
Arif Mardin (arranger)
NYC, February 8, 1968

recorded at
american sound studio,
Memphis & Atlantic recording studio, New York York
Engineers: Tommy Cogbill & Bruce Tergesen
NYC, April 1, 1968

tracks list:

A1     Theme From Valley Of The Dolls 2:40
A2     Soul Serenade 2:53
A3     I Heard It Through The Grapevine     3:16
A4     Sweet Inspiation     2:51
A5     By The Time I Get To Phoenix     2:38
B1     Spooky     2:46
B2     Honey     2:27
B3     Up Up And Away 2:48
B4     The Look Of Love 2:30
B5     (Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay 2:42




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lundi 17 novembre 2014

LEON FERGUSON and THE GROOVE TONES STOKIN / MISS DOLORES FUNK

GALAXY RECORDS 1965

Single 737

A     Stokin'    
B     Miss Dolores Funk


JIMMY WITHERSPOON HEY MRS JONES

REPRISE RECORDS 1962                     R9-6012


tracks list:


A1 Hey Mrs. Jones
A2 In The Dark
A3 Tanya
A4 I Ain't Mad At You
A5 Have Faith
A6 Lovey Dovey
B1 I Don't Know
B2 Warm Your Heart
B3 Wee Baby Blues
B4 If You Live The Life, You Pay The Price
B5 Pink Champagne
B6 The Masquerade Is Over






mercredi 12 novembre 2014

ELMORE JAMES SOMETHING INSIDE OF ME

BELL RECORDS 1967  (UK)                          MBLL 104


tracks list:

01. Baby Please Set A Date 
02. I Need You 
03. Strange Angels 
04. She Done Moved 
05. Shake Your Moneymaker 
06. Early One Morning 
07. Something Inside Of Me 
08. Got To Move 
09. Strange Blues 
10. Person To Person 
11. My Kind Of Woman 
12. So Unkind




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ELMORE JAMES AND THE BROOM DUSTERS BLUES AFTER HOURS

CROWN RECORDS 1960                            CLP 5168


credits:

  Featuring 
 The Broom Dusters & The Maxwell Davis Orchestra,
    Piano – Little Johnny Jones
    Slide Guitar – Elmore James
    Vocals – Elmore James


tracks list:

A1     Dust My Blues 3:11
A2     Sunnyland 3:19
A3     Mean And Evil 2:16
A4     Dark And Dreary     2:48
A5     Standing At The Crossroads 2:47
B1     Happy Home 2:46
B2     No Love In My Heart     2:24
B3     Blues Before Sunrise     2:45
B4     I Was A Fool     2:51
B5     Goodbye Baby     2:59




mardi 11 novembre 2014

THE BO-KEYS GOT TO GET BACK

ELECTRAPHONIC RECORDING                       ER-106

Released: Jun 2011

credits:

Scott Bomar Bass percussion,
Charles "Skip" Pitts guitar vocal (11),
Marc Franklin Ben Cauley trumpet,
Kirk Smothers Tenor and Baritone sax,
Archie "Hubie" Turner, Al Gamble Keyboards,
Derrick Williams Tenor Sax,
Jim Spake Baritone Sax,
Howard Grimes,Willie Hall Drums and Percussion,
Otis Clay(2,12),Percy Wiggins(4), William Bell(7),
Charlie Musselwhite(9), Vocals

tracks list:

1. Hi Roller
2. Got To Get Back (To My Baby ) (feat. otis Clay)
3. Just Chillin
4. Catch This Teardrop( feat. Percy Wiggins)
5. Jack And Ginger
6. Sundown On Beale
7. Weak Spot  (feat. William Bell)
8. 90 Days Same As Cash
9. Im Going Home (feat. Charlie Musselwhite)
10. Cauley Flower
11. Work That Sucker (Feat. Charles -Skip- Pitts)
12. Got To Get Back   To My Baby    Pt. 2 (feat. Otis Clay)



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lundi 10 novembre 2014

PANCHO VILLA & THE BANDITS AIN'T THAT BAD

SYMBOL RECORDS 1964

single  202

A     Ain't That Bad
Vocals – WinfieldWritten-By – Villa*, Taylor

B     Progress
Written-By – Villa*, Witherspoon 


vendredi 7 novembre 2014

THE BO-KEYS WRITING ON THE WALL

ELECTRAPHONIC RECORDING                       ER108


Featuring – Percy Wiggins


A     Writing On The Wall    3:30

B     I'm Still In Need     3:30



THE BO-KEYS THE ROYAL SESSIONS

BGP RECORDS 2004                              CDBGPD 161


credits:

Baritone Saxophone – Jim Spake
Bass – Scott Bomar
Drums – Willie Hall
Guitar – Skip Pitts
Organ – Ronnie Williams
Percussion – Hector Diaz, Scott Bomar, Willie Hall
Tenor Saxophone – Jim Spake
Trumpet – Marc Franklin
Vocals – Skip Pitts, Ronnie Williams, Willie Hall

Recorded At: 
 Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios  Memphis, TN


tracks list:

1 Coming Home Baby 5:49
2 Deuce & A Quarter 4:24
3 Seven & 7 3:44
4 Spanish Delight 4:52
5 Under The Table 4:25
6 Back At The Chicken Shack
 Featuring – Calvin Newborn, John Gary Williams 6:52
7 Doin' It To Death 6:32
8 I Remember Stax 3:54
9 My Country Loves Me 3:46
10 Bling Bling     3:30
 

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mercredi 5 novembre 2014

BETTY HARRIS SOUL PERCEPTION



ACTION RECORDS 1969                                 ACLP 6007


credits:

Recorded in New Orleans by Sansu Records.
A Sansu Recording.
Producer – Allen Toussaint, Marshall Sehorn

tracks list:


A1 Ride Your Pony
Written-By – Naomi Neville
A2 What A Sad Feeling
Written-By – Naomi Neville
A3 Bad Luck
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
A4 I'm Gonna Git Ya
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
A5 Show It
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
A6 Can't Last Much Longer
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
A7 I Don't Wanna Hear It
Written-By – Naomi Neville
A8 Sometime
Written-By – Naomi Neville
B1 Mean Man
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
B2 Lonely Hearts
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
B3 Hook Line 'N' Sinker
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
B4 What'd I Do Wrong
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
B5 Trouble With My Lover
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
B6 Nearer To You
Written-By – Allen Toussaint
B7 I'm Evil Tonight
Written-By – Naomi Neville
B8 12 Red Roses






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lundi 3 novembre 2014

DAYTON SIDEWINDERS ‎ GO AHEAD ON

CARLCO RECORDS 1971  

Single 45-103

Band Formed:
Dayton, OH, United States

Members

Carl Cowen (baritone saxophone, 
tenor saxophone, trumpet),
Harold Smith (tenor saxophone),
Franklin Woods (tenor saxophone),
Calvin Hurvey (trumpet),
Howard Burnley (trumpet),
Paul Brooks (guitar),
Stanley Brooks (drums),
Dean Hummons (keyboards),
Alton Brown (bass)
Also Known As
Ra & the Rhythm Kings

A     Go Ahead On
 Written-By – Cowan*, Hummons, Smith

B     Phoenix
 Written-By – Webb*


JAMES BROWN JIMMY MACK

smash records 1967                        S-2093 





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jeudi 30 octobre 2014

MONGO SANTAMARIA EXPLOSIONS


RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1968                         RS 3008


credits:

    Marty Sheller (trumpet)
Pat Patrick (alto saxophone, flute)
Bobby Capers (tenor saxophone, flute)
Rodgers Grant (piano)
Victor Venegas (bass)
Frank Hernandez (drums)
Mongo Santamaria (congas)
Julian Cabrera (percussion)
"Chihuahua" Martinez (percussion, vocals)

"Village Gate", NYC, September 2, 1963
    B5 Para Ti

Nat Adderley (cornet -1,3,5)
Marty Sheller (trumpet, Latin percussion)
Hubert Laws (piccolo, flute, tenor saxophone)
Bobby Capers (alto,baritone saxophone)
Rodgers Grant (piano)
Victor Venegas (bass)
Jimmy Cobb (drums -1,5)
Ray Lucas (drums -2/4,6/10)
Mongo Santamaria (congas, bongos)
Carmelo Garcia (timbales)
"Chihuahua" Martinez (Latin percussion)
Wito Kortwright (guino)

NYC, spring 1964  

  1.    Skins
2.    Fatback
3.    Hammer Head
4.    Dot, Dot, Dot
5.    Corn Bread Guajira
6.    Dirty Willie
7.    Sweet 'Tater Pie
8.    Bembe Blue
9.    Dulce Amor
10.    Tacos

tracks listing:

A1        Skins    3:30  
A2        Fatback    2:28  
A3        Hammer Head    3:25  
A4        Dot, Dot, Dot    5:10  
A5        Corn Bread Guajira    2:35  
A6        Dirty Willie    5:27  
B1        Sweet Teter Pie    2:40  
B2        Bembé Blue    6:37  
B3        Dulce Amor    5:06  
B4        Tacos    2:32  
B5        Para Ti
 



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mardi 28 octobre 2014

JIMMY WITHERSPOON feat. BEN WEBSTER ROOTS

REPRISE RECORDS 1962                                      r- 6057

credits:

**
Jimmy Witherspoon-  Vocals
Ben webster-  Tenor Sax
Gerald wilson-  Trumpet
Ernie Freeman-  Piano
Herman Mitchell-  Guitar
Ralph Hamilton-  Bass
Jim Miller-  Drums

tracks listing:

A1. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water 3:56
A2. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 3:36
A3. Key to the Highway 2:54
A4. Did You Ever 3:24
A5. Confessin' the Blues 3:00
A6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 2:31
B1. Your Red Wagon 5:12
B2. Rain Is Such a Lonesome Sound 3:01
B3. Cherry Red 3:15
B4. It's a Low Down Dirty Shame 3:02
B5. Just a Dream 3:00
B6. Please, Mr. Webster 3:32




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lundi 27 octobre 2014

WILLIS JACKSON BLUE GATOR

PRESTIGE RECORDS 59/60                          PRLP 7183 

credits:

Bass – Milt Hinton (tracks: B1), Tommy Potter (tracks: A3, B3),
   Wendell    Marshall (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Congas – Buck Clarke (tracks: B1)
    Drums – Alvin Johnson (tracks: A3, B1 to B3),
    Bill Elliot (tracks: A1, A2)
    Guitar – Bill Jennings
    Organ – Jack McDuff
    Tenor Saxophone – Willis Jackson

    Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
May 25 & November 9, 1959 and February 26 & August 16, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

    Liner Notes – LeRoi Jones

tracks list:

A1     Blue Gator
Written-By – Willis Jackson
A2     Try A Little Tenderness
Written-By – Woods*, Campbell*, Connolly
A3     The Gator Jumps
Written-By – Willis Jackson
B1     This Nearly Was Mine
Written-By – Hammerstein*, Rodgers
B2     East Breeze
Written-By – Esmond Edwards
B3     She's Funny That Way
 Written-By – Moret*, Whiting




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jeudi 23 octobre 2014

REUBEN WILSON BLUE MODE

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                         BST   84343 


credits and session recording: 

John Manning  Sax (Tenor) 
 Ron McMaster  Mastering 
 Francis Wolff  Producer 
 Tommy Derrick  Drums 
 Patrick Roques  Redesign 
 Frank Gauna  Art Direction 
 Tom Evered  Producer 
 Bob Venosa  Artwork 
 Reuben Wilson  Main Performer, Organ 
 Melvin Sparks  Guitar   

  Michael Cuscuna  Producer 
 Stanley Dance  Liner Notes
  Mati Klarwein  Cover Art  

 Rudy Van Gelder  Engineer 
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
December 12, 1969

track list: 

A1     Bambu
Written-By – M. Sparks*
A2     Knock On Wood
Written-By – E. Floyd*, S. Cropper*
A3     Bus Ride
Written-By – R. Wilson*
B1     Orange Peel
Written-By – R. Wilson*
B2     Twenty-Five Miles
Written-By – E. Starr*, J. Bristol - H. Fuqua*
B3     Blue Mode
Written-By – R. Wilson*



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mercredi 22 octobre 2014

REUBEN WILSON LOVE BUG

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                   BST 84317    


crédits:

Artwork By [Art Direction] – Frank Guana
Drums – Leo Morris
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – Reuben Wilson
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Saxophone [Tenor] – George Coleman
Trumpet – Lee Morgan
Producer, Prhotography [Liner] – Francis Wolff

   Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
 New Jersey on March 21, 1969

tracks list:

  A1 Hot Rod
    Written By – R. Wilson 6:27    
A2 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
    Written By – J. Ross - K. Gamble 5:35    
A3 I Say A Little Prayer
    Written By – B. Bacharach - H. David 8:07    
B1 Love Bug
    Written By – R. Wilson 7:40    
B2 Stormy
    Written By – B. Bule - J. Cobb 5:40    
B3 Back Out
    Written By – R. Wilson 8:10
 

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JOHNNY LEWIS QUARTET SHUCKIN' 'N JIVIN'

  LUV N' HAIGHT   RECORDS 1998 (reissue)     LHLP029  

credits:

Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, 
Trumpet, Mellophone, Congas – Johnny Lewis
Clavinet – James Moody  (tracks: A3, B3)
Drums – Jack Toker (tracks: A3, B3),
Kenneth Drake (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Guitar – Joe Villa  (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Liner Notes – D. W. Smith
Liner Notes [Original] – Ray Court
Mixed By [Re-mix] – Karney Barton
Organ [Hammond B3] – James Moody (4)
Photography [Cover] – Images By Edy
Remastered By – George Horn
Vocals – Johnny Lewis  (tracks: A3, B3) 

Produced by Jaro Productions
Re-mixed at Audio Records
Shuckin' n' Jivin' originally released in 1972 on Jaro Records (JA-3973)
"Cissy Strut" and "Them Changes" originally released 
on the 1975 limited edition cassette Johnny Lewis - Live Dance Set (Jaro)
Remastered by Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA

The Johnny Lewis Quartet and a shadowy group in Seattle, 
they recorded this one live album in the restaurant "Trojan Horse" in 1972
when Johnny plays with his friends for 5 years as House Band.

tracks listing:

A1   Shuckin' N' Jivin'
Written-By – J. Lewis*
A2   Blue Funk
Written-By – R. Charles*
A3   Cissy Strut
Written-By – Art Neville, George Porter, 
Jr., Joseph Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli
B1   Chitlins Con Carne
Written-By – K. Burrell*
B2   Willow Weep For Me
Written-By – Ann Ronell
B3   Them Changes
Written-By – G. Miles*




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