GROOVE ADDICT : juin 2014


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...."

vendredi 27 juin 2014


COTILLION RECORDS 1970                            SD 9028


Arranged, conducted and produced By
Arif Mardin

Rhythm Section: The Dixie Flyers

Jim Dickinson : Guitar, Keyboards
Charlie Freeman : lead Guitar
Mike Utley: Organ,Electric Piano
Tommy Mclure: Bass
Sammy Creason : drums, percussions
George Dorsey : alto sax
King Curtis : tenor sax
pepper Adams : Baritone Sax
Joe Newman : trompet
Benny Powell : trombone
string section: Direction Gene Orloff
Background vocal: The Sweet Inpirations
vocal obligatos : Cissy Houston

recorded at: Atlantic south criteria studio Miami and
Atlantic recording studio New York

Engineers:Ron Albert,Chuck Kirkpatric, Mack Emerman,
Lewis Hahn & Gene Paul

tracks list:

A1 Whoever Finds This I Love You    
A2 For Lee Ann    
A3 Willie And Laura Mae Jones    
A4 It's All In The Game    
A5 Don't It Make You Wanta Go Home    
B1 Aspen Colorado    
B2 Don't Think Twice It's All Right    
B3 Born Under A Bad Sign    
B4 Are You Sincere    
B5 Let Me Fix It


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

updated link

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


VANGUARD RECORDS 1968                      VSD-79290

Live recording

Arranged By  – Ed Bogas
Vocal, Guitar Buddy Guy
Baritone Saxophone – Leslie Crawford
Bass – Jack Meyers
Drums – Glenway McTeer
Guitar – Tim Kaihatsu
Tenor Saxophone – A.C. Reed, Bobby Fields
Trumpet – George Alexander , Norman Spiller

Producer – Sam Charters
Recorded at New Orleans House: Berkeley, California.
engineer Ed Friedner

tracks list:

A1 I Got My Eyes On You 3:20
A2 The Things I Used To Do 3:30
A3 (You Give Me) Fever 6:05
A4 Knock On Wood 4:47
B1 I Had A Dream Last Night 6:05
B2 24 Hours Of The Day 2:41
B3 You Were Wrong 4:39
B4 I'm Not The Best 6:4


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

       updated link

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

dimanche 1 juin 2014


MOTOWN RECORDS 2003            Motown – 064 691-2

Standing in the Shadows of Motown is a 2002 documentary film
directed by Paul Justman. It recounts the story of The Funk Brothers,
the uncredited and largely unheralded studio musicians who were
the hand picked house band by Berry Gordy in 1959. They were the
band who recorded and performed on Motowns' recordings from 1959 to 1972.


Backing Vocals – Carla Benson, Cherokee Pree, Dawn Blandford,
Delbert Nelson, John Ingram, Keith Benson, Kizzy Jester, Misty Love
Bass – Bob Babbitt
Cello – Anthony Pirollo, Richard Hotchkiss
Choir – IDMR Detroit Choir, The
Congas – Treaty Womack
Drums – Richard Allen, Uriel Jones
Flute – Angela Falco, Dayna Hartwick, Tom Scott
French Horn – Joe Buono, Ted Greenberg, Virginia Cunningham
Guitar – Allan Slutsky, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina
Keyboards – Dee Pappas, Joe Hunter, Johnny Griffith, Rudy Robinson
Percussion – Jack Ashford
Saxophone – Ernest Rodgers*, Kasuku Mafia*, Michael Pedicin,
 Ron Kerber, Tom Scott, Bill Zaccagni
Trombone – Edward Gooch, Ron Kischuk
Trumpet – Evan Solot, Marcus Belgrave, Maurice Davis
Vibraphone – Jack Ashford
Viola – David Giles, Davis Barnett
Violin – Florence Rosensweig, Igor Szwec, Larry Abramovitz,
 Luigi Mazzochi, Madeline Cabano, Olga Konopelski, Orest Artymiw

tracks list:

1 (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave  Vocals – Joan Osborne 3:01
2 You've Really Got A Hold On Me Vocals – Me'Shell NdegéOcello 3:28
3 Do You Love Me Vocals – Bootsy Collins 3:21
4 Bernadette 3:16
5 Reach Out I'll Be There Vocals – Gerald Levert 3:16
6 Ain't No Proud To Beg Vocals – Ben Harper 3:00
7 Shotgun Vocals – Gerald Levert 3:11
8 What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted Vocals – Joan Osborne 4:23
9 I Heard It Through The Grapevine Vocals – Ben Harper 3:49
10 You Keep Me Hangin' On 3:16
11 Cool Jerk Vocals – Bootsy Collins 3:00
12 Cloud Nine Vocals – Me'Shell NdegéOcello 4:41
13 What's Going On Vocals – Chaka Khan 4:00
14 Ain't No Mountain High Enough Vocals – Chaka Khan, Montell Jordan 4:58
15 earl van dyke  The Flick 4:11


MOTOWN RECORDS 1969                                  MS 687


Recorded Hitsville-GW, completed 23-Jan-69 ;
produced by Clay McMurray

intrumentation :probably the funk Brothers
backing vocal: unknow

tracks list:

A1 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever    
A2 You Keep Running Away    
A3 Honey Come Back    
A4 Are You Lonely For Me    
A5 Can You Feel It, Babe    
A6 Cry Like A Baby    
B1 The Day My World Stood Still    
B2 No More Water In The Well    
B3 I'd Still Love You    
B4 Can I Chang My Mind    
B5 The Chokin' Kind    
B6 Rosalind