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 21 janvier 2021


CROWN RECORDS 1960                            CLP 5168


 The Broom Dusters & The Maxwell Davis Orchestra
Baritone Saxophone – Jewell Grant (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2)
Bass – Frank Fields (tracks: A1, B3, B4, B5),
Ralph Hamilton (2) (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2),
Ransom Knowling (tracks: A4)
Drums – Earl Palmer (tracks: A1, B3, B4, B5), J
essie Sailes (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2),
Odie Payne (tracks: A4)
Piano – Edward Frank (tracks: A1, B3, B4, B5),
Little Johnny Jones (tracks: A4),
Willard McDaniel (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2)
Slide Guitar, Vocals – Elmore James (tracks: all)
Tenor Saxophone – Boyd Atkins (tracks: A4),
J.T. Brown (tracks: A4)
Tenor Saxophone, Arranged By –
Maxwell Davis
(tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1, B2)
This is the original issue on black Crown label, silver print.
A2, A3, A5, B1, B2 recorded at CULVER CITY MODERN studios, late summer 1954.
A1, B3, B4, B5 recorded at COSIMO MATASSA studios, NEW ORLEANS, 1955
A4 recorded IN CHICAGO, april1, 1953

tracks list:

A1     Dust My Blues 3:11
A2     Sunnyland 3:19
A3     Mean And Evil 2:16
A4     Dark And Dreary     2:48
A5     Standing At The Crossroads 2:47
B1     Happy Home 2:46
B2     No Love In My Heart     2:24
B3     Blues Before Sunrise     2:45
B4     I Was A Fool     2:51
B5     Goodbye Baby     2:59

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