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...."

mardi 2 août 2022


DATE RECORDS 1967                            TES 4006  

Soul Drums is the debut album by jazz drummer
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie which was recorded
for the Date label in 1967.


Bernard Purdie - drums, vocals
Seldon Powell - tenor saxophone, flute
Buddy Lucas - tenor saxophone, flute,
baritone saxophone, vocals
Billy Butler, Eric Gale - guitar
Richard Tee - piano, organ, arranger
Bob Bushnell - bass

1967New York City
David Kapralik and Ken Williams

tracks list:

A1 Soul Drums 3:27
A2 Bee 'N' Tee 2:53
A3 Caravan 2:35
A4 Soul Bossa Nova 2:42
A5 Jimmy's Back 2:32
B1 Funky Donkey 2:57
B2 Bill's Groove 2:40
B3 On The Outskirts Of Minitown 3:16
B4 Testifyin' 2:32
B5 Modern Jive 2:45
B6 Blow Your Lid (But Watch Your Cool)     2:37


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