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 26 février 2014


IMPULSE RECORDS 1969                               AS-9193 


Alto Saxophone – Ernie Watts (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B4)
    Baritone Saxophone – Jim Horn (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B2, B4, B5),
    John Lowe (tracks: B1, B2, B5)
    Bass – Ray Brown, Wilton Felder
    Drums – Carl (Cubby) O'Brien* (tracks: B1, B2, B5),
    Earl Palmer (tracks: A1 to A3), Paul Humphries* (tracks: A4, A5, B3)
    Electric Piano – Joe Sample (tracks: A4, A5, B3)
    Flugelhorn – Harry Edison (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B2, B4, B5)
    Guitar – Fred Robinson*, Howard Roberts (tracks: A4, A5, B3)
    Percussion – Victor Feldman (tracks: A4, A5, B3)
    Piano – Mike Melvoine* (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B2, B4, B5)
    Tenor Saxophone – Harold Land (tracks: A1 to A3, B4),
    Teddy Edwards (tracks: A4, A5, B1, B2, B3, B5)
    Trombone – Jimmy Cleveland (tracks: B1, B2, B5),
    Randy Aldcroft (tracks: A1 to A3, B4)
    Trombone [Bass] – Kenny Shroyer (tracks: B1, B2, B5)
    Trumpet – Al Aarons (tracks: A4, A5, B3),
    Bud Brisbois (tracks: B1, B2, B5),
    Buddy Childers (tracks: A1 to A3, B4),
   Harry Edison (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B2,B4,B5),
    John Audino (tracks: A1 to A3, B4),
    Ollie Mitchell (tracks: B1, B2, B5)
    Tuba – John T. Johnson* (tracks: A1 to A3,B4)
    Vibraphone – Milt Jackson (tracks: All)

A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B4 & B5 Recorded 9 October, 1969,
     at Annex Recording Studios, Los Angeles.
     A4, A5, B3 Recorded 10 October, 1969,
     at Annex Recording Studios, Los Angeles.
     Engineer – Dave Wichmann*, Thorn Nogar
     Producer – Ed Michel

tracks list:

 1. Uh-Huh  [Mobley] 3:48   
2. One Mint Julep ( One Way )  [Toombs] 2:33   
3. Oh Happy Day  [Hawkins/Rimbault/Traditional] 3:30   
4. Memphis Junction  [Brown] 2:49   
5. Queen Mother Stomp  [Jackson] 6:30   
6. Braddock Breakdown  [Brown] 3:40   
7. A Sound For Sore Ears  [Heath] 3:02   
8. Enchanted Lady  [Jackson] 5:06   
9. One Mint Julep ( The Other Way )  [Toombs] 2:44   
10. Picking Up The Vibrations  [Brown] 4:11  

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mardi 25 février 2014


    ATLANTIC RECORDS 1957                                    SD 1279

Soul Brothers is an album recorded by Ray Charles and Milt Jackson 
and released by Atlantic Records in 1958. The album was later
 re-issued in a 2 CD compilation together with the Charles / Jackson 
album Soul Meeting and included additional tracks from the same
 recording sessions not present on the original LP releases.

credits :


Ray Charles – piano, electric piano, alto saxophone
Milt Jackson – piano, vibraphone
Billy Mitchell – tenor saxophone
Connie Kay – drums
Oscar Pettiford – bass
Skeeter Best – guitar
Kenny Burrell – guitar

Design [Cover] – Marvin Israel
Liner Notes – Bill Randle
Photography By [Cover] – Lee Friedlander

Supervised By – Nesuhi Ertegun   
Engineer – Tom Dowd
recorded in:
NYC, September 12, 1957

tracks list:

LP side A
1. "Soul Brothers" (Quincy Jones) – 9:34
2. "How Long Blues" (Leroy Carr) – 9:15
LP side B
1. "Cosmic Ray" – 5:21
2. "Blue Funk" – 8:09
3. "Bag's Guitar Blues" (Jackson) – 6:23 
3. "'Deed I Do" (Hirsch, Rose) – 5:50 

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vendredi 21 février 2014


CAPITOL RECORDS (Can) 1965                                      T- 6120

 Wes Dakus & The Club 93 Rebels formed in 1958. In 1960
they were signed with Quality Records, and released their
 first album in the same year titled El Ringo. They
toured with such artists as Buddy Knox.

In 1965 The Wes Dakus Album - With The Rebels
was released and helped the band create several singles

tracks list:

 01 So Fine
02 Hobo
03 Twine Time
04 Rattlesnake
05 Rolling Rock
06 Honeybun
07 Come On Down
08 Roulette
09 20-75
10 Night Walk
11 Fried Rice
12 Doh-Wah-Diddy Diddy


lundi 17 février 2014


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1971                                    PR 10033 


Virgil Jones (tp)
Grover Washington Jr. (ts, fl)
Leon Spencer (org)
Melvin Sparks (g)
Idris Muhammad (d)
Buddy Caldwell (cga)

recorde at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 7, 1971

tracks list:

A1         Louisiana Slim        
A2         Mercy Mercy Me        
A3         (They Long To Be) Close To You        
B1         Our Love Will Never Die        
B2         The Trouble With Love

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dimanche 16 février 2014


ABC RECORDS 1965                                             ABCS 509

 Live at the Regal is a 1965 live album by blues guitarist
and singer B.B. King. It was recorded on November 21, 1964
at the Regal Theater in Chicago.


Presenter – E. Rodney Jones, Pervis Spann
Producer – Johnny Pate

B.B. King – guitar, vocals
Leo Lauchie – bass
Duke Jethro – piano
Sonny Freeman – drums
Bobby Forte, Johnny Board – tenor saxophone

tracks list:

A1 Every Day I Have The Blues
Written-By – Peter Chatman
A2 Sweet Little Angel
Written-By – R. King*, J. Taub*
A3 It's My Own Fault
Written-By – J. L. Hooker*
A4 How Blue Can You Get
Written-By – Jane Feathers*
A5 Please Love Me
Written-By – R. King*, J. Taub*
B1 You Upset Me Baby
Written-By – J. Josea*, Maxwell Davis
B2 Worry, Worry
Written-By – David Plumber*, J. Taub*
B3 Woke Up This Mornin'
Written-By – R. King*
B4 You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
Written By – V. Spivey-R. Floyd
B5 Help The Poor
Written-By – Charlie Singleton* 

samedi 15 février 2014


LIMELIGHT RECORDS 1968                                         LS 86045

Born Free is an album by vibraphonist Milt Jackson recorded
in 1966 and released on the Limelight label.


 Milt Jackson – vibes
  Jimmy Owens - trumpet
  Jimmy Heath - tenor saxophone
  Cedar Walton - piano
  Walter Booker - bass
  Mickey Roker, Otis "Candy" Finch - drums

Recorded December 15, 1966
Producer     Luchi De Jesus

tracks list:

A1 Born Free
 Composed By – Don Black, John Barry
A2 Bring It Home (To Me)
 Composed By – Jimmy Heath
A3 Tears Of Joy
 Composed By – Luchi DeJesus, Paul Francis Webster
A4 Whalepool
 Composed By – Milt Jackson
A5 Some Kinda Waltz
 Composed By – Milt Jackson
B1 A Time And A Place
Composed By – Jimmy Heath
B2 We Dwell In Our Hearts
 Composed By – Jack Wohl, Jim Haines, Mitch Leigh
B3 So What
Composed By – Miles Davis
B4 The Shadow Of Your Smile
Composed By – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
B5 One Step Down
Composed By – Cedar Walton

vendredi 14 février 2014


PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS 1967                                    ST-20117

Big Swing Face is a 1967 live album by Buddy Rich and his big band -
the second album by Rich and his 1960s big band. "The Beat Goes On"
features Rich's daughter, Cathy, on vocals


Arranged By – Bill Holman (tracks: A1, A3, B4), Bill Potts (tracks: A2),
Bob Florence (tracks: B2), Harry Betts (tracks: B1),
Pete Myers (tracks: A5) Shorty Rogers (tracks: A4, B3)
Art Direction – Woody Woodward

Bass – James Gannon
Drums – Buddy Rich
Flute – Ernie Watts, Jay Corre, Robert Keller
Guitar – Richard Resnicoff
Piano – Ray Starling
Saxophone [Alto] – Ernie Watts, Quin Davis
Saxophone [Baritone] – Marty Flax
Saxophone [Tenor] – Jay Corre, Robert Keller
Trombone – Jim Trimble, Ron Meyers
Trombone [Bass] – Bill Wimberly

recorded at:

"Chez Club", Hollywood, CA, February 22,23,24,25,and march 10 1967;
  United Recording, Hollywood, CA, 1967

Producer – Richard Bock
Engineer – Wally Heider

tracks list:

A1 Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
Soloist – Ernie Watts, Jim Trimble
A2 Big Swing Face
 Soloist – Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, Ray Starling
A3 Monitor Theme
Soloist – Bobby Shew, Jay Corre
A4 Wack Wack
Soloist – Ernie Watts
A5 Love For Sale
Soloist – Chuck Findley, Jay Corre
B1 Mexicalli Rose
Soloist – Jay Corre
B2 Willowcrest
Soloist – Chuck Findley, Jay Corre
B3 The Beat Goes On
Soloist – Jay Corre Vocals – Cathy Rich
B4 Bugle Call Rag
Soloist – Chuck Findley, Jay Corre 

jeudi 13 février 2014


HI RECORDS 1969                                                     SHL 32053


Engineer – Willie Mitchell
Producer – Gene Miller

tracks list:
A1 Give Me Some Credit     2:55
A2 Crazy About You Baby     2:35
A3 Make Me Yours     2:50
A4 My Man-He's A Lovin' Man     2:14
A5 Solid Foundation     2:07
A6 Chain Of Fools     2:45
B1 It's Your Thing     2:32
B2 Walk Away     3:07
B3 Rescue Me     2:27
B4 Won't You Try Me     2:55
B5 Steal Away     3:11
B6 Respect     2:12


jeudi 6 février 2014


DECCA RECORDS 1965                                           DL24715  

also issued on  Brunswick Records – STA 8642

The Quartette Trés Bien was an American jazz combo based in St. Louis
 led by pianist Jeter Thompson. The group started to play around 
1960 and began recording in the mid '60s. Jeter Thompson played 
with Jimmy Forrest, Oliver Nelson and Emmett Carter in his early years. 
The bassist of the group is Richard Simmons, the drummer Albert St. James 
who accompanied also Charlie Parker, Tab Smith and Jimmy Forrest.
 Percussionist Percy James added a Latin flavor to the quartette who
 played more than ten years, before splitting. Jeter Thompson is still
 active leading for a few years the Trio Tres Bien with brothers
 Harold Thompson (bass) and Howard Thompson (drums).

tracks list:

A1 Shangri-La
A2 Invitation
A3 Kubah
A4 Say April
B1 I Can't Get Started
B2 Ruby
B3 Blues For The Congo
B4 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)

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ATLANTIC RECORDS  1968                            SD 1496

Baritone Saxophone – Bobby Capers (tracks: A1, A2),
Haywood Henry (tracks: B1)
Bass – Bob Cunningham (tracks: A3, A4),
Richard Davis (2) (tracks: A2, B2, B4)
Congas – Ray Barretto (tracks: A2)
Drums – Allan Dawson* (tracks: A3, A4),
Freddie Waits (tracks: A2, B2 B4),
Ray Lucas (tracks: A1, A2)
Electric Bass – Jimmy Tyrell (tracks: A1, A2)
Piano – Junior Mance
Tenor Saxophone – David Newman* (tracks: A1, A2, B1),
Frank Wess (tracks: B1)
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Hubert Laws (tracks: A1, A2)
Trumpet – Jimmy Owens (tracks: A1, A2),
Joe Newman (tracks: A1, A2)
Vocals – Sylvia Shemwell (tracks: A1)

Arranged By – Arif Mardin
 Producer – Joel Dorn

tracks list:

 A1 I Believe To My Soul     3:09
A2 A Time And A Place     5:05
A3 Sweet Georgia Brown     5:40
A4 Golden Spur     5:09
B1 Don't Worry 'Bout It     5:04
B2 Home On The Range     3:48
B3 Sweets For My Sweet     2:06
B4 My Romance     6:47

 A Time And A Place

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SMASH RECORDS 1965 (mono)                            MGS 27058

MGS 27058/SRS 67058 - Out of Sight - James Brown [1965]
 This album was quickly withdrawn. It was later issued as Smash SRS 67109.
 tracks list:

A1         Out Of Sight     2:25    
A2         Come Rain Or Shine     2:50    
A3         Good Rockin' Tonight     2:35    
A4         Till Then     2:44    
A5         Nature Boy     2:41    
A6         I Wanna Be Around     2:23    
B1         I Got You     2:28    
B2         Maybe The Last Time     2:58    
B3         Mona Lisa     1:57    
B4         I Love You, Porgy     2:39    
B5         Only You     2:56    
B6         Somethin' Else     6:27

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mercredi 5 février 2014


DECCA RECORDS 1967                                             DL 4893 

The Quartette Trés Bien was an American jazz combo based in St. Louis
 led by pianist Jeter Thompson. The group started to play around 1960
and began recording in the mid '60s. Jeter Thompson played with Jimmy Forrest,
Oliver Nelson and Emmett Carter in his early years. The bassist of the group
 is Richard Simmons, the drummer Albert St. James who accompanied also
Charlie Parker, Tab Smith and Jimmy Forrest. Percussionist Percy James
added a Latin flavor to the quartette who played more than ten years,
before splitting. Jeter Thompson is still active leading for a few years the Trio
 Tres Bien with brothers Harold Thompson (bass) and Howard Thompson (drums).  

produced by Milt Gabler

tracks list:

A1.         In The Still Of The Night (3:54)
        (Cole Porter)
A2.         Jasmine Eyes (3:40)
        (Albert St. James)
A3.         Tracy's Boogaloo (2:22)
        (Percy James)
A4.         The Shadow Of Your Smile (4:10)
        (Johnny Mandel/Paul Francis Webster)
A5.         Love Is A Hurtin' Thing (2:20)
        (Dave Linden/Ben Raleigh)
A6.         Happy Donna (3:23)
        (Jeter Thompson)
B1.         Autumn Leaves (4:46)
        (Joseph Kosma/Johnny Mercer)
B2.         Pamelam-A-Lam (2:05)
        (Jeter Thompson)
B3.         Sally (3:02)
        (Percy James)
B4.         Goin' Out Of My Head (3:59)
        (Teddy Randazzo/Bobby Weinstein)
B5.         Where Is Love (3:44)
        (Lionel Bart)
B6.         Collaboration (2:09)
        (Albert St. James)

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VERVE RECORDS 1967                                                V6-8699


Arranged By – Bert Keyes (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6, B2, B3, B5),
Sonny Henry (tracks: A2, A5, B1, B4)
Design [Cover Design] – Dave Kreiger*
Engineer [Director Of Engineering] – Val Valentin
Liner Notes – Stan Levine
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Murray Laden
Producer – Pete Spargo, Teddy Reig

recorded at:
NYC, July 20, 1967 and Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 27, 1967

tracks list:

A1 Up-up & Away     1:56
A2 Ain't That Right     2:35
A3 Midnight Sun     2:08
A4 Cute     1:52
A5 I Don't Know     2:32
A6 Tuxedo Junction     2:15
B1 Evil Ways     2:40
B2 Show Me     2:15
B3 Black Coffee     2:42
B4 Night Walk     3:05
B5 La Bamba     2:07