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...."

samedi 19 septembre 2015



This McGriff album combines four tracks recorded by
a 1972 septet ('Let's Stay Together', 'Tiki',
'Theme From Shaft' and 'What's Going On') with
three tracks from a 1966 trio featuring guitarist
Thornell Schwartz ('Old Grand Dad',
'Georgia On My Mind' and 'April In Paris')


 Congas – James Peacock (tracks: A1 to A4)
    Drums – Willie Jenkins (tracks: A1 to A4), 
St. Jenkins* (tracks: B1 to B3)
    Guitar – Lawrence Frazier* (tracks: A1 to A4),
 Thornel Schwartz (tracks: B1 to B3)
    Organ – Jimmy McGriff
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Harold (Sampson) Bennett* (tracks: A1 to A4)
    Trombone – L. E. Lofton* (tracks: A1 to A4)
    Trumpet – William Skinner (tracks: A1 to A4)

Engineer  – Malcolm Addey
Mastered By – Sam Feldman
Producer – Sonny Lester

tracks list:

A1 Let's Stay Together
Written-By – Green*, Jackson*, Mitchell*
A2 Tiki 4:20
A3 The Theme From Shaft
Written-By – Isaac Hayes
A4 What's Going On
Written-By – Cleveland*, Gaye*, Benson*
B1 Old Grand Dad
Written-By – McGriff*, Schwartz*
B2 Georgia On My Mind
Written-By – Carmichael*, Garrett*
B3 April In Paris
Written-By – Harburg*, Renaud*, Duke*

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