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 24 juin 2014


SOCIETY RECORDS 1964 (UK)                         SOC 968


Bass – Jimmy Bond
Drums – Frank Butler
Organ – Richard 'Groove' Holmes
Tenor Saxophone – Teddy Edwards
Vocals – Jimmy Witherspoon

tracks list:

A1 Take This Hammer (Part One)    
A2 Goin' To Chicago    
A3 In Blues    
A4 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You    
A5 Loser's Blues    
A6 Please Send Me Someone To Love    
B1 Keys To The Highway    
B2 Cry The Blues    
B3 Out Blues    
B4 Since I Fell For You    
B5 Everything    
B6 Take This Hammer (Part Two)

dimanche 22 juin 2014


FANTASY RECORDS 1973                                   F-9421

credits and session recording:

A1 After Midnight
Bass [Fender Bass] – John Kahn
Drums – Bill Vitt
Electric Piano, Organ – Merl Saunders
Guitar, Vocals – Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar – Tom Fogerty
A2 Expressway (To Your Heart)
Bass [Fender Bass] – John Kahn
Congas – Gaylord Birch
Drums – Bill Vitt
Guitar – Jerry Garcia
Organ – Merl Saunders
Rhythm Guitar – Tom Fogerty
A3 Charisma
Bass [Fender Bass] – Chuck Rainey
Drums – Gaylord Birch
Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Arp (Flute)], 
Organ – Merl Saunders
Guitar – Mike Howell
Percussion – Ken Nash
Rhythm Guitar – Tom Fogerty
Vocals [Background Vocals] – Walter Hawkins & 
Sisters (Tramaine, Lynette & Feddie)*
A4 Soul Roach
Drums – Christopher Parker
Electric Piano – John Kahn
Guitar – Jerry Garcia
Organ, Synthesizer [Arp (Band)] – Merl Saunders
Rhythm Guitar – Mike Howell, Tom Fogerty
B1 Chock-Lite Puddin´
Bass [Fender Bass] – Chuck Rainey
Drums, Tambourine [Tamborine] – Gaylord Birch
Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer 
[Arp (Flute)] – Merl Saunders
Guitar – Mike Howell
Percussion – Bill Sommers, Ken Nash*
Rhythm Guitar – Tom FogertY
B2 Benedict Rides
Bass [Fender Bass] – John Kahn
Drums – Bill Vitt
Electric Piano, Clavinet – Merl Saunders
Guitar – Jerry Garcia
Rhythm Guitar – Tom Fogerty
Vocals – Walter Hawkins
B3 The System
Bass [Fender Bass] – John Kahn
Drums – Bill Vitt
Guitar – Jerry Garcia
Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Arp (Band)], 
Vocals – Merl Saunders
Rhythm Guitar – Tom Fogerty
B4 Lonely Avenue
Bass [Fender Bass] – John Kahn
Drums – Bill Kruetzman*
Guitar, Vocals – Jerry Garcia
Organ, Piano – Merl Saunders
Vocals [Background Vocals] – Walter Hawkins & 
Sisters (Tramaine, Lynette & Feddie)*

Recorded at Fantasy Studios Berkeley except "Lonely Avenue" 

from live KSAN broadcast, Pacific High(Alembic) Studios.
Engineer – Brian Gardner
Engineer [Asst. Engineer] – Eddie Harris

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jeudi 12 juin 2014


Innovative Leisure Records 2014              IL2017  

new soul music of the west coast


 Guitar – Nick Waterhouse guitar,vocal,piano
Producer – Kevin Augunas, Nick Waterhouse
Vocals – Nick Waterhouse
Jeff Babko - piano
Ron Blake - trumpet
Matthew Correia - percussion
Carol Douglas - vocals
Rob Douglas - bass
Jason Freese - tenor, baritone sax
Roberta Freeman - vocals
Larry Goldings - piano, organ
Richard Gowen - drums
Brit Lauren Manor - vocals
Gavin Paddock - engineer, percussion
Anthony Polizzi - electric guitar, vibraphone, timpani,
Arranger on Hands On The Clock, Holly, and Let It Come Down
Andres Rentaria - percussion
Kyle Stephens - electric harpsichord, piano
Jon "JT" Thomas - organ
Francisco Torres - trombone, bass trombone
 tracks list:

A1  High Tiding
A2  This is A Game
A3  It No. 3
A4  Let It Come Down
A5  Sleepin' Pills
 B1  Holly
B2  Dead Room
B3  Well It's Fine
B4  Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy
B5  Hands On The Clock

dimanche 8 juin 2014


CHESS RECORDS 1965                    LP 1492 


Arranged By – Bert Keyes, Phil Wright, Riley Hampton
recorded at Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, Illinois,
Engineer – Ron Malo
Producer – Roquel Davis

Design – Michael Reid Design
Liner Notes – Grover Lewis

tracks list:
A1 Come Back Baby
Written-By – Ray Charles
A2 I Had A Talk With My Man Last Night
Written-By – James Cleveland*
A3 Would You Have Listened
Written-By – Teddy Powell
A4 I Gotta Get Away From It All
Written-By – Lloyd Reese
A5 My Babe
Written-By – Willie Dixon
A6 Hallelujah (I Love Him So)
Written-By – Ray Charles
B1 Drown In My Own Tears
Written-By – Henry Glover
B2 No Faith, No Love
Written-By – B. Davis*, L. Caston*
B3 Together
Written-By – B. Davis*
B4 Let Them Talk
Written-By – Sonny Thompson
B5 Little Miss Loneliness
Written-By – B. Davis*, T. Clarke*
B6 Ain’t That Love
Written-By – Ray Charles

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vendredi 6 juin 2014


EPIC RECORDS 1963                                       LN-24052


producer: Bobby Gregg

tracks list:

01 Watermelon Man
02 All About My Girl
03 Our Day Will Come
04 Two Lovers
05 The Jive Samba
06 Laughing Boy
07 That's The Way Love Is
08 I've Got A Woman
09 He's So Fine
10 Mama Didn't Lie
11 Meditation
12 Jelly Bread


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                         PR 7525 

credits :
Jimmy Owens (trumpet, flugehorn)
Buddy Terry (tenor sax, varitone)
Harold Mabern (electric-piano)
Ron Carter (bass)
Freddie Waits (drums)

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
February 23, 1967

track list:

A1 Electric Soul        
A2 Alfie        
A3 Hey Nellie        
A4 Everything Is Everything        
B1 The Ubangi That Got Away        
B2 Jimmy        
B3 The Band Bandit

Updated link

jeudi 5 juin 2014


IMPULSE RECORDS 1965                                      AS-93


Arranged By, Conductor:
  Gary McFarland (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5)
Bass – Bob Cranshaw (tracks: A2, A4, A5, B2 to B4),
Richard Davis (2) (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5)
Cello – Charles McCracken (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5),
Edgardo Sodero (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5),
Joseph Tekula* (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5)
Drums – Mel Lewis
Flute – Jerome Richardson (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5)
Guitar – Jimmy Raney
Organ – Shirley Scott
Percussion – Willie Rodriguez
Vibraphone [Vibraharp] – Gary McFarland
Violin – Aaron Rosand (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5),
Arnold Eidus (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5),
Charles Libove (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5),
Harry Cykman (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5),
Leo Kruczek (tracks: A1, A3, A6, B1, B5)

Recorded NYC,    July 21 & 22, 1965
Engineer – Bob Simpson
Producer – Bob Thiele

tracks list:

A1 Latin Shadows 3:12
A2 Downtown 3:18
A3 Who Can I Turn To? (When Nobody Needs Me) 2:36
A4 Can't Get Over The Bossa Nova 2:42
A5 This Love Of Mine 3:20
A6 Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) 2:38
B1 Soul Sauce Vocals – Shirley Scott 2:49
B2 Hanky Panky 4:17
B3 Noche Azul 2:45
B4 Dreamsville 3:30
B5 Feeling Good 3:36


mardi 3 juin 2014


FONTANA RECORDS 1965                             MGF 27541

 Producer – Hal Mooney 

tracks list:

A1 Soul Serenade
Arranged By – Al Cohn
A2 That's My Desire
Arranged By – Hal Mooney
A3 Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Arranged By – Bill Rubenstein
A4 If I Loved You
Arranged By – Bill Rubenstein
A5 Don't Go To Strangers
Arranged By – Hal Mooney
A6 Watermelon Man
Arranged By – Al Cohn
B1 Teach Me Tonight
Arranged By – Hal Mooney
B2 People Will Say We're In Love
Arranged By – Bill Rubenstein
B3 All Alone
Arranged By – Bill Rubenstein
B4 I'll Be Around
Arranged By – Hal Mooney
B5 Joey, Joey, Joey
Arranged By – Bill Rubenstein
B6 It Could Happen To You
Arranged By – Hal Mooney 


lundi 2 juin 2014




Producer Jon Tiven; Randy Labbe; Jon Tiven; Randy Labbe
Engineer Jon Tiven; Earl Drake; Jack Murray; Danny Ramsey; Paul Gannon

Little Milton - vocals, guitar
Bruce Katz - organ
Per Hanson
Jon Tiven - guitar, harmonica, percussion
Kenneth "Scat" Springs - background vocals
Sally Tiven - bass instrument
Billy Block
Chuck Burke - drums
Peter Shoulder - guitar
Ellis Hooks - background vocals
Mark Sorrells - piano

tracks list:

1 Gonna Find Me Somebody to Love
2 Let Your Love Rain Down on Me
3 Blues Is My Companion
4 Something Wonderful
5 Gone With The Wind
6 I'll Be
7 Next to You
8 Think of Me (Thinking of You)
9 Reconsider Me
10 Second Hand Love
11 Feel Like a Man
12 That's Where It's At

updated link