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 29 avril 2021


ATCO RECORDS 1968                                   SD 33-247    


On all selections except (sittin'on the dock of the bay)
The personnel is:
King Curtis , alto,ténor or soprano Sax,
Frank Wess Ténor sax
Haywood Henry Baritone Sax,
Joe newman & Mel Lastie Trumpets,
Benny Powell Trombone,
Reggie Young Guitar,Spooner Oldham & Bobby Emmons
Piano electrc, Piano & organ
Mike lench Fender Bass,
Gene Chrisman Drums,
String Sections Led By Gene Orloff.

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay:
Melvin Lastie (trumpet)
King Curtis (alto saxophone)
George Stubbs (piano)
Everett Barksdale, Samuel Gordon (guitar)
Jerry Jemmott (electric bass)
Kenny Rice (drums)
Arif Mardin (arranger)
NYC, February 8, 1968

recorded at
american sound studio,
Memphis & Atlantic recording studio, New York York
Engineers: Tommy Cogbill & Bruce Tergesen
NYC, April 1, 1968

tracks list:

A1     Theme From Valley Of The Dolls 2:40
A2     Soul Serenade 2:53
A3     I Heard It Through The Grapevine     3:16
A4     Sweet Inspiation     2:51
A5     By The Time I Get To Phoenix     2:38
B1     Spooky     2:46
B2     Honey     2:27
B3     Up Up And Away 2:48
B4     The Look Of Love 2:30
B5     (Sittin On) The Dock Of The Bay 2:42




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