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Press

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...."

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

ANN MASON & LITTLE MAC & THE BOSS SOUNDS

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1965                          45-2309


track list:

side A

You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)
Featuring – Little Mac & The Boss Sounds
 
side B


Little Mac & The Boss Sounds – 
   In The Midnight Hour (Instrumental)

updated link

zippy


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'





mardi 30 décembre 2014

AL GREENE BACK UP TRAIN

HOT LINE MUSIC JOURNAL RECORDS 1967  

HLS-1500S       

Back Up Train is Al Green's debut album, released by
Hot Line Records, a label formed by Palmer James and
Curtis Rodgers, high school friends of Al Green's.
This album was released prior to signing with Hi
Records and still lists his name as "Greene".

credits:

   Producers:
     Curtis Rodgers, Palmer E. James  

tracks list:

A1 Back Up Train    
A2 Hot Wire    
A3 Stop And Check Myself    
A4 Let Me Help You    
A5 I’m Reachin’ Out    
A6 Don’t Hurt Me No More    
B1 Don’t Leave Me    
B2 What’s It All About    
B3 I’ll Be Good To You    
B4 Guilty    
B5 That’s All It Takes (Lady)    
B6 Get Yourself Together


BO DIDDLEY 500% MORE MAN

CHECKER RECORDS 1965                         LP-2996 


track list:

      A1         500% More Man       
A2         Let Me Pass       
A3         Stop My Monkey       
A4         Greasy Spoon       
A5         Tonight Is Ours       
A6         Root Hoot       
A7         Stinkey       
B1         Hey Red Riding Hood       
B2         Let The Kids Dance       
B3         He's So Mad       
B4         Soul Food       
B5         Corn Bread       
B6         Somebody Beat Me       
B7         Fireball




BONUS




  Ooh Baby


updated link

zippy

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

SAM AND DAVE DOUBLE DYNAMITE

STAX RECORDS 1966                                          S 712 

also issued on Atlantic SD 7712

credits:

Sam & Dave's Stax records also benefited from
the musicians and engineering at Stax.
The Stax house band, Booker T. & the M.G.'s,
and the Stax horn section, the Mar-Keys,

Memphis, TN, November 15, 1966


tracks listing:


A1 You Got Me Hummin'
Written-By – Hayes & Porter
A2 Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody
Written-By – Hayes & Porter
A3 That's The Way It's Gotta Be
Written By Jones & CapleWritten-By – Jones*, Caple*
A4 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Written-By – Hayes & Porter
A5 Soothe Me
Written-By  S. Cooke*
A6 Just Can't Get Enough
Written By  Jones & IsbellWritten-By – Isbell*, Jones*
B1 Sweet Pains
Written-By – Hayes & Porter
B2 I'm Your Puppet
Written By  Oldham & PennWritten-By – Penn*, Oldham*
B3 Sleep Good Tonight
Written By  Parker, Catron & Wells
B4 I Don't Need Nobody (To Tell Me 'Bout My Baby)
Written By – Parker, Catron & Jones
B5 Home At Last
Written-By  Toombs*
B6 Use Me
Written-By  Hayes & Porter






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

CHARLIE CHALMERS SAX & THE SINGLE GIRL

CHESS RECORDS 1967                                         LPS 1518


credits:

Arranged By – Rick Hall & Staff
Baritone Saxophone – Floyd Newman
Bass – David Hood
Drums – Roger Hawkins
Guitar – Albert Lowe, Jr.*, Jimmy Johnson 
Organ – Carl Banks
Piano – Lindon Oldham*
Tenor Saxophone  
Aaron Vernell, Andrew Love, Charlie Chalmers*
Trumpet  
Gene (Bowlegs) Miller*, Wayne Jackson

Design [Album] – Jerry Griffith
Liner Notes – Jerry Wexler
Photography By [Cover] – Don S. Bronstein*
Supervised By [Album Supervision] – Max Cooperstein

Engineer [Recording], Producer – Rick Hall


tracks list:

A1 Take Me (Just As I Am)
Written By – Penn & Oldham
4:10
A2 Satisfaction
Written By – Jagger & Richard
2:16
A3 Groovin'
Written By – Cavaliere & Brigati
2:34
A4 Two In The Morning
Written By – Oldham, Hawkins & Lowe
2:36
A5 Velvet Soul
Written By – Miller
2:43
A6 Night Rumble
Written By – Thompson
2:03
B1 A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Written By – Reed & Brooker
2:39
B2 Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon
Written By – Diamond
2:16
B3 Poppin'
Written By – Love, Newman & Miller
2:20
B4 The Sidewinder
Written By – Morgan
2:37
B5 Wooley Bulley
Written By – Samudio
2:17
B6 Soulin'
Written By – Ch





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




zippy 

mercredi 19 novembre 2014

SLIM HARPO BABY SCRATCH MY BACK

EXCELLO RECORDS 1966                             LP 8005 


 tracks listing:

A1        Shake Your Hips    2:23   
A2        Midnight Blues    2:08   
A3        Harpo's Blues    2:11   
A4        Buzzin    2:07   
A5        My Little Queen Bee    2:35   
A6        I Love The Life I'm Livin'    2:31   
B1        Baby, Scratch My Back    2:47   
B2        I'm Gonna Miss You Like The Devil    2:17   
B3        Rainin' In My Heart    2:45   
B4        Wonderin' Blues    3:10   
B5        We're Two Of A Kind    2:45   
B6        I Need Money 


            Baby, Scratch My Back        

 

lundi 17 novembre 2014

RUDY RAY MOORE and THE FILLMORE STREET SOUL REBELLION

GENERATION INT RECORDS 1964

Single  GEN 1

A  Easy Easy Baby
Written By – David-Black-Mathews-Sprung 3:15

Put Your Weight On It
Written-By – R. R. Moore 2:40

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






JIMMY WITHERSPOON SPOON IN LONDON

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1965                               PR 7418

 credits:

Jimmy Witherspoon (vo)
The Lady Birds (chorus)
Benny Golson (arr)
Unidentified orchestra conducted by Benny Golson

recorded in:
   London, England, June, 1965   


tracks listing:

A1     Love Me Right  2:20
A2     Make This Heart Of Mine Smile Again  2:10
A3     Oh How I Love You  2:14
A4     Free Spirits     2:37
A5     I Never Thought I'd Live To See The Day  2:15
A6     Man Don't Cry     2:05
B1     Darlin', I Thank You     2:10
B2     A Million More Tomorrows  2:30
B3     Don't Come Back To Me For Sympathy     2:00
B4     Come On And Walk With Me  2:30
B5     Room For Everybody     2:45
B6     Two Hearts Are Better Than One  2:31


Don't Come Back To Me For Sympathy 


jeudi 13 novembre 2014

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO UP POPS

CADET RECORDS 1967                                 LPS 799 


credits:

  Arranged By – Ramsey Lewis (tracks: A1, A2),
Richard Evans (2) (tracks: A3 to B5)
Bass – Cleveland Eaton
Drums – Maurice White
Piano – Ramsey Lewis

Orchestrated By, Producer – Richard Evans
Photography By [Cover] – Don S. Bronstein*
Piano – Ramsey Lewis


Recorded At  Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
July, 1967 1,3,4,6,7,9   
October, 1967 2,5,8   
Engineer  – Doug Brand
 

track list:

A1    Soul Man
Written By – Porter & Hayes
A2    The Look Of Love
Written By – Bacharach & David
A3    Respect
Written By – Redding
A4    Goin' Out Of My Head
Written By – Randazzo & Weinstein   
A5    Party Time
Written By – Evans   
B1    Bear Mash
Written By – Evans
B2    I Was Made To Love Her
Written By – Cosby, May, Hardaway & Wonder   
B3    Alfie
Written By – Bacharach & David   
B4    Why Am I Treated So Bad
Written By – Staple
B5    Jade East
Written By – Evans

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

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




HERBIE MANN MEMPHIS UNDERGROUND

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                             SD 1522 


credits:

Herbie Mann Flute 
Roy Ayers Vibes, Conga on "Battle Hymn of the Republic" 
Larry Coryell Guitar 
Sonny Sharrock Guitar 
Miroslav Vitous- "Fender bass" on "Hold On, I'm Comin'"  
The Memphis rhythm section;
Reggie Young Guitar 
Bobby Emmons Organ 
Bobby Wood Electric and Acoustic Piano 
Gene Christman Drums 
Tommy Cogbill or Mike Leech- "Fender bass"
(individual tracks not specified) 

American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN, August 20, 1968
 Engineer [Recording] – Tom Dowd 


tracks listing:

A1     Memphis Underground     7:07
A2     New Orleans     2:05
A3     Hold On, I'm Comin'
Bass [Fender] – Miroslav Vitous 8:52
B1     Chain Of Fools     10:42
B2     Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Congas – Roy Ayers




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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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 


samedi 8 novembre 2014

SANDY NELSON BOOGALOO BEAT

IMPERIAL RECORDS 1968                                LP-12367


credits:

Producer: Scott Nelson
Arrangers: Edgar R Redmond & Scott Turner 

tracks list:

A1     Alligator Boogaloo    
A2     Funky Broadway    
A3     I Second That Emotion    
A4     Expressway To Your Heart    
A5     Boogaloo Down Broadway    
A6     Midnight Magic    
B1     Buckaroo Boogaloo    
B2     Get On Up    
B3     Karate Boogaloo    
B4     Soul Man    
B5     Mystery Boogaloo    
B6     Stagger Lee


     Alligator Boogaloo    

    Funky Broadway  




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