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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...."

jeudi 30 octobre 2014

MONGO SANTAMARIA EXPLOSIONS


RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1968                         RS 3008


credits:

    Marty Sheller (trumpet)
Pat Patrick (alto saxophone, flute)
Bobby Capers (tenor saxophone, flute)
Rodgers Grant (piano)
Victor Venegas (bass)
Frank Hernandez (drums)
Mongo Santamaria (congas)
Julian Cabrera (percussion)
"Chihuahua" Martinez (percussion, vocals)

"Village Gate", NYC, September 2, 1963
    B5 Para Ti

Nat Adderley (cornet -1,3,5)
Marty Sheller (trumpet, Latin percussion)
Hubert Laws (piccolo, flute, tenor saxophone)
Bobby Capers (alto,baritone saxophone)
Rodgers Grant (piano)
Victor Venegas (bass)
Jimmy Cobb (drums -1,5)
Ray Lucas (drums -2/4,6/10)
Mongo Santamaria (congas, bongos)
Carmelo Garcia (timbales)
"Chihuahua" Martinez (Latin percussion)
Wito Kortwright (guino)

NYC, spring 1964  

  1.    Skins
2.    Fatback
3.    Hammer Head
4.    Dot, Dot, Dot
5.    Corn Bread Guajira
6.    Dirty Willie
7.    Sweet 'Tater Pie
8.    Bembe Blue
9.    Dulce Amor
10.    Tacos

tracks listing:

A1        Skins    3:30  
A2        Fatback    2:28  
A3        Hammer Head    3:25  
A4        Dot, Dot, Dot    5:10  
A5        Corn Bread Guajira    2:35  
A6        Dirty Willie    5:27  
B1        Sweet Teter Pie    2:40  
B2        Bembé Blue    6:37  
B3        Dulce Amor    5:06  
B4        Tacos    2:32  
B5        Para Ti
 



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mardi 28 octobre 2014

JIMMY WITHERSPOON feat. BEN WEBSTER ROOTS

REPRISE RECORDS 1962                                      r- 6057

credits:

**
Jimmy Witherspoon-  Vocals
Ben webster-  Tenor Sax
Gerald wilson-  Trumpet
Ernie Freeman-  Piano
Herman Mitchell-  Guitar
Ralph Hamilton-  Bass
Jim Miller-  Drums

tracks listing:

A1. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water 3:56
A2. I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town 3:36
A3. Key to the Highway 2:54
A4. Did You Ever 3:24
A5. Confessin' the Blues 3:00
A6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out 2:31
B1. Your Red Wagon 5:12
B2. Rain Is Such a Lonesome Sound 3:01
B3. Cherry Red 3:15
B4. It's a Low Down Dirty Shame 3:02
B5. Just a Dream 3:00
B6. Please, Mr. Webster 3:32




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lundi 27 octobre 2014

WILLIS JACKSON BLUE GATOR

PRESTIGE RECORDS 59/60                          PRLP 7183 

credits:

Bass – Milt Hinton (tracks: B1), Tommy Potter (tracks: A3, B3),
   Wendell    Marshall (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Congas – Buck Clarke (tracks: B1)
    Drums – Alvin Johnson (tracks: A3, B1 to B3),
    Bill Elliot (tracks: A1, A2)
    Guitar – Bill Jennings
    Organ – Jack McDuff
    Tenor Saxophone – Willis Jackson

    Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
May 25 & November 9, 1959 and February 26 & August 16, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

    Liner Notes – LeRoi Jones

tracks list:

A1     Blue Gator
Written-By – Willis Jackson
A2     Try A Little Tenderness
Written-By – Woods*, Campbell*, Connolly
A3     The Gator Jumps
Written-By – Willis Jackson
B1     This Nearly Was Mine
Written-By – Hammerstein*, Rodgers
B2     East Breeze
Written-By – Esmond Edwards
B3     She's Funny That Way
 Written-By – Moret*, Whiting




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jeudi 23 octobre 2014

REUBEN WILSON BLUE MODE

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                         BST   84343 


credits and session recording: 

John Manning  Sax (Tenor) 
 Ron McMaster  Mastering 
 Francis Wolff  Producer 
 Tommy Derrick  Drums 
 Patrick Roques  Redesign 
 Frank Gauna  Art Direction 
 Tom Evered  Producer 
 Bob Venosa  Artwork 
 Reuben Wilson  Main Performer, Organ 
 Melvin Sparks  Guitar   

  Michael Cuscuna  Producer 
 Stanley Dance  Liner Notes
  Mati Klarwein  Cover Art  

 Rudy Van Gelder  Engineer 
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
December 12, 1969

track list: 

A1     Bambu
Written-By – M. Sparks*
A2     Knock On Wood
Written-By – E. Floyd*, S. Cropper*
A3     Bus Ride
Written-By – R. Wilson*
B1     Orange Peel
Written-By – R. Wilson*
B2     Twenty-Five Miles
Written-By – E. Starr*, J. Bristol - H. Fuqua*
B3     Blue Mode
Written-By – R. Wilson*



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mercredi 22 octobre 2014

REUBEN WILSON LOVE BUG

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                   BST 84317    


crédits:

Artwork By [Art Direction] – Frank Guana
Drums – Leo Morris
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – Reuben Wilson
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Saxophone [Tenor] – George Coleman
Trumpet – Lee Morgan
Producer, Prhotography [Liner] – Francis Wolff

   Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
 New Jersey on March 21, 1969

tracks list:

  A1 Hot Rod
    Written By – R. Wilson 6:27    
A2 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
    Written By – J. Ross - K. Gamble 5:35    
A3 I Say A Little Prayer
    Written By – B. Bacharach - H. David 8:07    
B1 Love Bug
    Written By – R. Wilson 7:40    
B2 Stormy
    Written By – B. Bule - J. Cobb 5:40    
B3 Back Out
    Written By – R. Wilson 8:10
 

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JOHNNY LEWIS QUARTET SHUCKIN' 'N JIVIN'

  LUV N' HAIGHT   RECORDS 1998 (reissue)     LHLP029  

credits:

Arranged By, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, 
Trumpet, Mellophone, Congas – Johnny Lewis
Clavinet – James Moody  (tracks: A3, B3)
Drums – Jack Toker (tracks: A3, B3),
Kenneth Drake (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Guitar – Joe Villa  (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Liner Notes – D. W. Smith
Liner Notes [Original] – Ray Court
Mixed By [Re-mix] – Karney Barton
Organ [Hammond B3] – James Moody (4)
Photography [Cover] – Images By Edy
Remastered By – George Horn
Vocals – Johnny Lewis  (tracks: A3, B3) 

Produced by Jaro Productions
Re-mixed at Audio Records
Shuckin' n' Jivin' originally released in 1972 on Jaro Records (JA-3973)
"Cissy Strut" and "Them Changes" originally released 
on the 1975 limited edition cassette Johnny Lewis - Live Dance Set (Jaro)
Remastered by Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA

The Johnny Lewis Quartet and a shadowy group in Seattle, 
they recorded this one live album in the restaurant "Trojan Horse" in 1972
when Johnny plays with his friends for 5 years as House Band.

tracks listing:

A1   Shuckin' N' Jivin'
Written-By – J. Lewis*
A2   Blue Funk
Written-By – R. Charles*
A3   Cissy Strut
Written-By – Art Neville, George Porter, 
Jr., Joseph Modeliste, Leo Nocentelli
B1   Chitlins Con Carne
Written-By – K. Burrell*
B2   Willow Weep For Me
Written-By – Ann Ronell
B3   Them Changes
Written-By – G. Miles*




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vendredi 17 octobre 2014

QUINCY JONES IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

UNITED ARTISTS RECORDS 1968             UAS 5160  


credits:

 Composed By, Conductor – Quincy Jones
    Flute – Roland Kirk
    Liner Notes – Norman Jewison
    Lyrics By – Alan And Marilyn Bergman


tracks list:

A1     In The Heat Of The Night
Vocals – Ray Charles
A2     Peep-Freak Patrol Car     1:30
A3     Cotton Curtain     2:33
A4     Where Whitey Ain't Around     1:11
A5     Whipping Boy     1:25
A6     No You Won't     1:34
A7     Nitty Gritty Time     1:50
A8     It Sure Is Groovy!
Vocals – Gil Bernal
B1     Bowlegged Polly
Vocals – Glen Campbell
B2     Shag Bag, Hounds & Harvey     3:28
B3     Chief's Drive To Mayor     1:10
B4     Give Me Until Morning     1:09
B5     On Your Feet, Boy!     1:37
B6     Blood & Roots     1:07
B7     Mama Caleba's Blues
Soloist [Piano] – Ray Charles
B8     Foul Owl
Vocals – Boomer*, Travis



mercredi 15 octobre 2014

HECTOR RIVERA AT THE PARTY

BARRY RECORDS 1966                                 BAR 101 


 credits:

     Arranged By – Hector Rivera
    Co-producer [Associate] – Jose Cortez
    Producer – Hy Weiss, Sam Weiss


tracks list:

   A1 At The Party
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 2:57   
A2 Shingaling Baby
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:05   
A3 My Foolish Heart
    Written-By – Ned Washington, Victor Young 3:00   
A4 Pra Voz Wilma
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:10   
A5 I Got My Eye On You
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 2:27   
A6 Got To Make Up Your Mind
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 1:56   
B1 Playing It Cool
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:04   
B2 Drown My Heart
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:00   
B3 Calypso #10
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 3:04   
B4 Do It To Me
    Written-By – Hector Rivera 2:57   
B5 Asia Minor
    Written-By – Rodgers, Mozian* 3:31  




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lundi 13 octobre 2014

MAXINE BROWN SPOTLIGHT ON MAXINE BROWN

WAND RECORDS 1965                                       WDS-663


credits:

Vocals – Maxine Brown

Recorded At – Bell Sound Studios
Engineer – Sam Feldman

tracks list:

A1     Oh No Not My Baby
Written-By – Carol King & Gerry Goffin*
A2     It's Gonna Be Alright
Written-By – Carol King & Gerry Goffin*
A3     Ask Me
Written-By – Brenda Bruno, Tony Bruno 
A4     I Cry Alone
Written-By – Burt Bacharach & Hal David*
A5     Coming Back To You
Written-By – Ed Townsend, J. W. Alexander
A6     You Do Something To Me
Written-By – Bobby Lance*, Fran Robbins*
B1     I Wonder What My Baby's Doing Tonight
Written-By – Van McCoy
B2     Since I Found You
Written-By – E. Townsend*, M. Brown*
B3     Gotta Find A Way
Written-By – Ed Townsend, Van McCoy
B4     Yesterday's Kisses
Written-By – Brenda Bruno, Tony Bruno
B5     You Upset My Soul
Written-By – R. Albrecht*, W. Drain*
B6     Little Girl Lost
Written-By – L. Harrison*, L. Dixon*, T. Turner*


 


mercredi 8 octobre 2014

FRANK FOSTER FEARLESS

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1965                               PR 7461 

 credits:

Frank Foster - tenor saxophone
    Virgil Jones - trumpet
    Al Dailey - piano
    Bob Cunningham - bass
    Alan Dawson - drums
   
Recorded : 
December 2, 1965
Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Producer – Cal Lampley

tracks listing:

A1     Raunchy Rita 5:20
A2     Janie Huk 11:10
A3     Thingaroo 3:30
B1     Baby Ann 6:00
B2     Jitterbug Waltz 9:15
B3     Disappoachment 5:40

  Baby Ann  

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DEREK MARTIN single

side A


side B


mardi 7 octobre 2014

THE IMPRESSIONS PEOPLE GET READY

ABC paramount RECORDS 1965                   ABCS 505 


credits:

Vocal:
 Curtis Mayfield,Samuel Gooden,Fred Cash

Written-By – Curtis Mayfield


tracks list:

A1 Woman's Got Soul
A2 Emotions
A3 Sometimes I Wonder
A4 We're In Love
A5 Just Another Dance
A6 Can't Work No Longer
B1 People Get Ready
B2 I've Found That I've Lost
B3 Hard To Believe
B4 See The Real Me
B5 Get Up And Move
B6 You Must Believe Me




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CURTIS MAYFIELD CURTIS

CURTOM RECORDS 1970                              CRS 8005


credits:

Musicians -
Leonard Druss, John Howell, Harold Lepp,
 Loren Binford, Clifford Davis, Patrick Ferreri,
Richard Single, Rudolph Stauber, Donald Simmons,
Robert Lewis, Harold Dessent, Ronald Kolber,
Harold Klatz, John Ross, Sol Bobrob, Sam Heiman,
Elliot Golub, Henry Gibson, Robert Sims,
Gary Slabo, Philip Upchurch

Recorded    
May - July 1970 at RCA Studios, Chicago

Riley Hampton and Gary Slabo – producer, mixer
R.J. Anfinson and Tom Flye – recording engineer
Curtis Mayfield - producer


tracks list:

A1     (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go     7:46
A2     The Other Side Of Town     4:00
A3     The Makings Of You     3:40
A4     We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue     6:10
B1     Move On Up     8:50
B2     Miss Black America     2:55
B3     Wild And Free     3:12
B4     Give It Up     3:45

 
 

lundi 6 octobre 2014

EDDIE HARRIS THE IN SOUND

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1965                               LP 1448


credits:

 Eddie Harris - tenor saxophone
    Ray Codrington - trumpet
    Cedar Walton - piano
    Ron Carter - bass
    Billy Higgins - drums

Recorded     August 9 & 30, 1965
New York City

tracks list:

A1     Love Theme From "The Sandpiper" 
(The Shadow Of Your Smile)     5:30
A2     Born To Be Blue     5:08
A3     Love For Sale     6:02
B1     Cryin' Blues     4:48
B2     'S Wonderful     4:43
B3     Freedom Jazz Dance     9:39



dimanche 5 octobre 2014

EDDIE HARRIS MEAN GREENS

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                              SD 1453


credits:

Eddie Harris - tenor saxophone, electric piano
Ray Codrington - trumpet, percussion
Cedar Walton - piano (tracks 1-4)
Sonny Phillips - organ (tracks 5-7)
Ron Carter (tracks 1-4), Melvin Jackson (tracks 5-7) - bass
Billy Higgins (tracks 1-4), Bucky Taylor (tracks 5-7) - drums
Ray Barretto - congas, bongos (tracks 5-7)

Recorded March 8 & 9 and June 7, 1966
New York City

tracks list:

A1 Mean Greens 7:22
A2 It Was A Very Good Year 5:08
A3 Without You 3:01
A4 Yeah Yeah Yeah 5:12
B1 Listen Here 3:38
B2 Blues In The Basement 8:07
B3 Goin' Home 7:48



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samedi 4 octobre 2014

ROOSEVELT SYKES THE HONEYDRIPPER

PRESTIGE BLUESVILLE RECORDS 196    BVLP 1014

also issued on Prestige PR 7722

credits:

King Curtis (tenor saxophone)
Roosevelt Sykes (piano, vocals)
Robert Banks (organ)
Leonard Gaskin (bass)
Belton Evans (drums)

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
September 14, 1960

tracks list:

A1 Miss Ida B.        
A2 Mislead Mother        
A3 Yes Lawd        
B1 I Hate To Be Alone        
B2 Jailbait        
B3 Lonely Day        
B4 Satellite Baby        
B5 Pocketful Of Money        
B6 She Ain't For Nobody