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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'





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*





lundi 17 novembre 2014

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




updated link

zippy

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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vendredi 7 novembre 2014

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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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




updated link

zippy

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




updated link


zippy

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*



updated link

zippy

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
 

updated link

zippy 

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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mercredi 15 octobre 2014

HECTOR RIVERA AT THE PARTY

BARRY RECORDS 1966                                 BAR 101 


 credits:

     Arranged By – Hector Rivera
    Co-producer [Associate] – Jose Cortez
    Producer – Hy Weiss, Sam Weiss


tracks list:

   A1 At The Party
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 2:57   
A2 Shingaling Baby
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:05   
A3 My Foolish Heart
    Written-By – Ned Washington, Victor Young 3:00   
A4 Pra Voz Wilma
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:10   
A5 I Got My Eye On You
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 2:27   
A6 Got To Make Up Your Mind
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 1:56   
B1 Playing It Cool
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:04   
B2 Drown My Heart
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:00   
B3 Calypso #10
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:04   
B4 Do It To Me
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 2:57   
B5 Asia Minor
    Written-By – Rodgers, Mozian* 3:31  




updated link

zippy
 

lundi 13 octobre 2014

MAXINE BROWN SPOTLIGHT ON MAXINE BROWN

WAND RECORDS 1965                                       WDS-663


credits:

Vocals – Maxine Brown

Recorded At – Bell Sound Studios
Engineer – Sam Feldman

tracks list:

A1     Oh No Not My Baby
Written-By – Carol King & Gerry Goffin*
A2     It's Gonna Be Alright
Written-By – Carol King & Gerry Goffin*
A3     Ask Me
Written-By – Brenda Bruno, Tony Bruno 
A4     I Cry Alone
Written-By – Burt Bacharach & Hal David*
A5     Coming Back To You
Written-By – Ed Townsend, J. W. Alexander
A6     You Do Something To Me
Written-By – Bobby Lance*, Fran Robbins*
B1     I Wonder What My Baby's Doing Tonight
Written-By – Van McCoy
B2     Since I Found You
Written-By – E. Townsend*, M. Brown*
B3     Gotta Find A Way
Written-By – Ed Townsend, Van McCoy
B4     Yesterday's Kisses
Written-By – Brenda Bruno, Tony Bruno
B5     You Upset My Soul
Written-By – R. Albrecht*, W. Drain*
B6     Little Girl Lost
Written-By – L. Harrison*, L. Dixon*, T. Turner*


 


mercredi 8 octobre 2014

FRANK FOSTER FEARLESS

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1965                               PR 7461 

 credits:

Frank Foster - tenor saxophone
    Virgil Jones - trumpet
    Al Dailey - piano
    Bob Cunningham - bass
    Alan Dawson - drums
   
Recorded : 
December 2, 1965
Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Producer – Cal Lampley

tracks listing:

A1     Raunchy Rita 5:20
A2     Janie Huk 11:10
A3     Thingaroo 3:30
B1     Baby Ann 6:00
B2     Jitterbug Waltz 9:15
B3     Disappoachment 5:40

  Baby Ann  

updated link

zippy

dimanche 5 octobre 2014

EDDIE HARRIS MEAN GREENS

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                              SD 1453


credits:

Eddie Harris - tenor saxophone, electric piano
Ray Codrington - trumpet, percussion
Cedar Walton - piano (tracks 1-4)
Sonny Phillips - organ (tracks 5-7)
Ron Carter (tracks 1-4), Melvin Jackson (tracks 5-7) - bass
Billy Higgins (tracks 1-4), Bucky Taylor (tracks 5-7) - drums
Ray Barretto - congas, bongos (tracks 5-7)

Recorded March 8 & 9 and June 7, 1966
New York City

tracks list:

A1 Mean Greens 7:22
A2 It Was A Very Good Year 5:08
A3 Without You 3:01
A4 Yeah Yeah Yeah 5:12
B1 Listen Here 3:38
B2 Blues In The Basement 8:07
B3 Goin' Home 7:48



updated link

zippy

samedi 4 octobre 2014

ROOSEVELT SYKES THE HONEYDRIPPER

PRESTIGE BLUESVILLE RECORDS 196    BVLP 1014

also issued on Prestige PR 7722

credits:

King Curtis (tenor saxophone)
Roosevelt Sykes (piano, vocals)
Robert Banks (organ)
Leonard Gaskin (bass)
Belton Evans (drums)

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
September 14, 1960

tracks list:

A1 Miss Ida B.        
A2 Mislead Mother        
A3 Yes Lawd        
B1 I Hate To Be Alone        
B2 Jailbait        
B3 Lonely Day        
B4 Satellite Baby        
B5 Pocketful Of Money        
B6 She Ain't For Nobody




jeudi 18 septembre 2014

PROFESSOR LONGHAIR ROCK 'N' ROLL GUMBO

MARDI GRAS RECORDS 1974                            MG 1003


credits:

Bass  – Julius Farmer
Congas  – Alfred "Uganda" Roberts
Drums  – Sheba (
Guitar, Violin  – Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
Piano, Vocals – Professor Longhair
Tenor Saxophone  – Jerry Jumonville
Trumpet  – Steve Madaio

 Producer – Philippe Rault
Recorded By, Mixed By  – Stephen Hodge

 tracks list:

A1     Junco Partner
Written-By – Bob Schad*
A2     Meet Me Tomorrow Night
Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd
A3     Doin' It
 Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd
A4     How Long Has That Train Been Gone
Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd
A5     Tipitina
Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd
A6     Rockin' Pneumonia
Written-By – Huey Smith*
B1     Jambalaya
Written-By – Hank Williams
B2     Mean Ol' World
Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd
B3     Stag-O-Lee
Arranged By – Henry Roeland ByrdWritten-By – Traditional
B4     Mess Around
Written-By – A. Ertegun*
B5     Hey Now Baby
 Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd
B6     (They Call Me) Doctor Professor Long Hair
Written-By – Henry Roeland Byrd






mardi 16 septembre 2014

CLARENCE "GATEMOUTH" BROWN TIMELESS

Hightone Records 2004                                     HCD8174

Credits:

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (vocals, guitar, violin);
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown; Luther Wamble (guitar);
Tommy Moran (acoustic guitar, steel guitar);
Bobby Campo (flute, trumpet); J
Jerry Jumonville (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone);
Bill "Foots" Samuel (baritone saxophone);
Mark Wells (trumpet);
Ernie Gautreau, Chris Belleau (trombone);
Dan Matrazzo (piano, keyboards);
Garfield Verdine, Garfield Verdine (piano);
Harold Floyd (bass instrument, bass guitar);
Lloyd Herrman (drums).

Recording At: 
LA; TX; Ultrasonic Recording Studios, New Orleans,
Engineer: David Farrell

tracks list:
1     Soft Wind    
2     For Now So Long    
3     Jumpin' The Blues    
4     Tennessee Blues    
5     Unclained Melody    
6     Satin Doll    
7     The Drifter- Spoken Intro    
8     The Drifter    
9     Mercy, Mercy, Mercy    
10     Dark End Of The Hallway    
11     Six Levels Below Plant Life




samedi 13 septembre 2014

LlYOD GLENN AFTER HOURS

ALADDIN RECORDS                                              LP808

reissue of 1983

credits:

Llyod Glenn - piano
Jessie Erwinn - guitar
Billy Hadnott - Bass
Bob Harvey - Drums
Los Angeles October 30, 1954

A4. Still Waters 

Los Angeles September 19, 1955

A2. Tiddly-Winks
A3. Sunrise
B3. Rompin’ Rhumba
B4. Strollin’

Llyod Glenn - piano
Billy Hadnott - Bass
Bob Harvey - Drums
Los Angeles June 20, 1956

A7. Southbound Special
B5. Blue Ivories

Llyod Glenn - piano
Jack McVea - tenor sax
Billy Hadnott - Bass
Bob Harvey - Drums
Los Angeles October 5, 1956

A1. Chick-A-Boo
A6. Old Time Shuffle
B1. After Hours Part I
B2. After Hours Part II

Billy Hadnott - Bass
Llyod Glenn - piano
Johnny Kirkwood - drums
Los Angeles august 23 1957

B6. Love For Sale

Billy Hadnott - Bass
Llyod Glenn - piano
Johnny Kirkwood - drums
Los Angeles Janvier 5 1959

B7. Petite Fleur

tracks list:


A1. Chick-A-Boo
A2. Tiddly-Winks
A3. Sunrise
A4. Still Waters
A5. Nite Flite
A6. Old Time Shuffle
A7. Southbound Special
B1. After Hours Part I
B2. After Hours Part II
B3. Rompin’ Rhumba
B4. Strollin’
B5. Blue Ivories
B6. Love For Sale
B7. Petite Fleur




vendredi 29 août 2014

ETTA JONES LOVE SHOUT

PRESTIGE RECORDS 19623                           PR 7272

credits:

Etta Jones - vocals
Jerome Richardson - tenor saxophone, flute (tracks 4-6)
Kenny Cox - piano (tracks 1-3 & 7-10)
Ernie Hayes (tracks 4-6), Larry Young (tracks 1-3 & 7-10) - organ
Kenny Burrell, Bucky Pizzarelli (tracks 4-6) - guitar
Sam Bruno (tracks 4-6), Peck Morrison (tracks 1-3),
George Tucker (tracks 7-9) - bass
Bobby Donaldson (tracks 4-6), Oliver Jackson (tracks 1-3),
Jimmie Smith (tracks 7-10) - drums


Recorded     November 28, 1962 and February 4 & 12, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

tracks list:

A1     Love Walked In    
A2     It's Magic    
A3     Like Someone In Love    
A4     A Gal From Joe's    
A5     Hi Lili Hi Hoe    
B1     If I Loved You    
B2     There Are Such Things    
B3     Someday My Prince Will Come    
B4     Old Folks    
B5     Some Enchanted Evening



jeudi 28 août 2014

STEVE ALLEN AND TERRY GIBBS RHYTHM AND BLUES

DOT RECORDS 1966                             DLP-3683/25683

credits:

production Randy Wood

tracks list:

01 Song For My Father
02 Watermelon Man
03 Let Go, Sloopy
04 Cloudy Monday Blues
05 Soul Stuff
06 Boss Groove
07 Wama Lama
08 Scat



mardi 26 août 2014

MEL TAYLOR & THE MAGICS IN ACTION

WARNER BROS RECORDS 1966                   WS 1624 


Credits

    Art Direction – Ed Thrasher
    Drums – Mel Taylor
    Producer – Dick Glasser

track list:

A1         Drums A-Go-Go
    Written-By – P. Buff*  
A2         From Russia With Love
    Written-By – L. Bart*    
A3         The "In" Crowd
    Written-By – B. Page*  
A4         Bullseye
    Written By – D. Hamilton
A5         Bongo Rock
    Written-By – Egnoian*, Epps*
 A6         Skokiaan
    Written-By – Msarurgwa*, Glazer*
B1         Watermelon Man
    Written-By – H. Hancock*
B2         Harlem Nocturne
    Written BY Robin – Hagen*
B3         A Taste Of Honey
    Written-By – Scott*, Marlow*
B4         The Creeper
    Written-By – Wilson*, Taylor*, Edwards*, Bogle*
B5         No Exit
    Written By – D. Hamilton
B6 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
    Written-By – Louiguy, David*