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 5 avril 2019


SOUL RECORDS 1967                                      SS 705

This the first Album "LIVE"

tracks list:

A1 Introduction: The Velvelettes    
A2 Shake And Fingerpop    
A3 Hot Cha    
A4 (I'M) Rod Runner    
A5 Ame' Cherie (Soul Darling)    
A6 Tune Up    
B1 How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You    
B2 Moonlight In Vermont    
B3 Cleo'S Back    
B4 Shotgun    
B5 Heart Break
Piano – Earl Van Dyke


5 commentaires:

  1. These sound better now than then! Thanks Michel!

  2. Michel - the link under the word link brings up the OTHER live album, from 1970. The one under the word Zippy gives the right album, though.

    Thank you very much.

    I'm very glad to hear the news about your health and wish you the best from the completion of the radio-therapy.


  3. Bill is right - it DOES sound better now, and there's a good reason for that. I read a Motown history twenty or thirty years ago in which it said that Berry Gordy nipped over to the school across the road from the office and recruited a fifteen year old girl (surely he MUST have known her, because she was highly intelligent and later became a lawyer) to run a quality control operation for him. She'd have to listen to the new recordings and say what she thought about each. After a while, she asked the engineer to make her a record player that would sound like a car radio, because people mostly heard the records first in a car, so what sounded best on a car radio would sell best.

    But when we got the records home and played them on our hifi systems, they didn't sound that good.

    NOW, we're listening (well, I am) on my computer, with little speakers and it's probably a lot like the old car radios, so the music sounds like it was SUPPOSED to sound.