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...."

samedi 21 novembre 2020


Light In The Attic                                                 LITA 067

LP  Compilation

Charles "Packy" Axton  was an American rhythm and blues tenor saxophone
player and bandleader, who was a member of The Mar-Keys and later The Packers.

He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Everett and Estelle Axton.
Estelle Axton and her brother Jim Stewart were the founders of Stax Records.
By 1959, Packy Axton had become a member of The Royal Spades, a group formed by
Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Charlie Freeman and Terry Johnson,
which expanded to include a horn section comprising Axton, Don Nix
and Wayne Jackson. In 1961, they renamed themselves The Mar-Keys,
and had a major hit (# 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, # 2 on the R&B chart)
with "Last Night". In fact, only Axton and Jackson from the band
appeared on the record which was mostly performed by session musicians.
After Cropper left the band in 1961, soon followed by Dunn, Axton
became the effective leader of the Mar-Keys, and also worked as a
session musician at Stax. He left in 1965 to live in Los Angeles,
reportedly after a series of disagreements with Jim Stewart.

Later in 1965, the Stax Revue performed in Los Angeles,
and radio disc jockey Magnificent Montague persuaded
Axton to record there with Cropper, Booker T. Jones and
Al Jackson, of Booker T. & the M.G.'s. They recorded an
instrumental track together, "Hole In The Wall",
which Montague then released as by The Packers; it
reached # 43 on the pop chart and # 5 on the R&B chart.
Axton then formed a pick-up group to promote the record,
later returning to Memphis. There, he recorded several
singles credited to The Pac-Keys, which mostly featured
members of The Bar-Kays. After 1967, he ran the Satellite
Record Shop in Memphis, occasionally performing
with musicians such as Charlie Rich.

tracks list:

A1 – Martinis,  Holiday Cheer    
A2 – Martinis,  Bullseye    
A3 – Martinis,  Hung Over    
A4 – Stacy Lane No Ending    
A5 – L.H. & The Memphis Sounds     House Full Of Rooms    
A6 – Pac-Keys,  Stone Fox    
A7 – Packers,  Hole In The Wall    
A8 – Martinis,     South American Robot    
A9 – Pac-Keys,  Dig In    
B1 – L.H. & The Memphis Sounds     Out Of Control    
B2 – Martinis,     Key Chain    
B3 – Pac-Keys,  Hip Pocket    
B4 – L.H. & The Memphis Sounds     I'm A Fool (In Love)    
B5 – Stacy Lane No Love Have I    
B6 – Pac-Keys,  Greasy Pumpkin    
B7 – Martinis,  I'll Always Love You    
B8 – Martinis,  Late Late Party


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