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"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...."

dimanche 25 décembre 2016

DIONNE WARWICK SOULFUL

SCEPTER RECORDS 1969                         SPS 573 




credits:
   
Arranged By [Strings] – Micheal Leach*
    Bass – Tommy Cogbill
    Drums – Gene Chrissman*
     Guitar – Reggie Young
    Piano – Bobby Emmons

    Producer – Burt Bacharach - Hal David*, Chips Moman, Dionne Warwic

Recorded at American Sound Studios, Memphis, TN.
Engineer – Chips Moman


tracks list: 


A1 You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
    Written-By – B. Mann*, C. Wheil*, P. Spector*     
A2 I'm Your Puppet
    Written-By – D. Penn*, L. Oldham*    
A3 People Got To Be Free
    Written-By – E. Brigati*, F. Cavaliere*    
A4 You're All I Need To Get By
    Written-By – N. Ashford-V. Simpson*    
A5 We Can Work It Out
    Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*     
B1 A Hard Day's Night
    Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*    
B2 Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    Written-By – D. Penn*, L. Moman*    
B3 I've Been Loving You Too Long
    Written-By – J. Butler*, O. Redding*    
B4 People Get Ready
    Written-By – C. Mayfield*    
B5 Hey Jude
    Written-By – J. Lennon-P. McCartney*





vendredi 23 décembre 2016

THE FOUR TOPS FOUR TOPS

MOTOWN RECORDS  1964                                    S-622  


      Four Tops is the 1964 self-titled debut album by The Four Tops.
 The album written and produced by the Motown's main
writing/producing team Holland-Dozier-Holland. 


 credits:

 Renaldo Benson – vocals
    Abdul Fakir – vocals
    Lawrence Payton – keyboard, vocals
    Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
    instrumentation by the Funk Brothers
   
Producer – Holland & Dozier
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B4, B5),
 Hunter* (tracks: B1, B2), Marv Johnson (tracks:
B3), Stevenson* (tracks: A4, A6, B1, B2)
tracks list:

 A1 Baby I Need Your Loving
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland
A2 Without The One You Love (Life's Not Worthwile)
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A3 Where Did You Go
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A4 Ask The Lonely
    Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson        
A5 Your Love Is Amazing
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A6 Sad Souvenirs
    Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson        
B1 Don't Turn Away
   Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson    
B2 Tea House In China Town
    Producer, Songwriter – Ivy Jo Hunter, William Stevenson
B3 Left With A Broken Heart
    Producer, Songwriter – Marv Johnson
B4 Love Has Gone
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland    
B5 Call On Me
    Producer – Holland & Dozier Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland 





CLIFTON CHENIER BLACK SNAKE BLUES

ARHOOLIE RECORDS 1967                                       1038


credits:

 Clifton Chenier Vocal and accordion
Cleveland Chenier  Rubboard
Robert St. Judy      drums
Joe Morris   Bass


Recorded at Sierra Sound Laboratories in Berkley, Calif.
On October 10, 1967
Engineer – Bob DeSusa
Producer – Chris Strachwit


tracklisting

 A1     Black Snake Blues 4:25
A2     Let's Talk It Over     3:00
A3     Walking To Louisiana 3:55
A4     Key To The Highway 2:40
A5     Things Ain't What They Used To Be 4:20
A6     I Got A Little Girl     3:00
B1     Monifique 4:30
B2     Johnny Can't Dance 2:20
B3     I Lost My Baby (In French)     3:25
B4     Pepper In My Shoe 3:25
B5     Can't Go Home No More     3:10
B6     Wrap It Up Zydeco 3:05








jeudi 22 décembre 2016

IRMA THOMAS WISH SOMEONE WOULD CARE

IMPERIAL RECORDS 1964                            LP-9266 

credits:
Arranged and Conducted
H.B. Barnum
produced: Eddie Ray
engineer : Eddie Brackett

tracks listing:

A1    Wish Someone Would Care    2:20   
A2    I Need Your Love So Bad    3:10   
A3    Without Love (There Is Nothing)    2:57   
A4    Please Send Me Someone To Love    2:28   
A5    Another Woman's Man    3:03   
A6    Sufferin' With The Blues    2:18   
B1    Time Is On My Side    2:53   
B2    While The City Sleeps    2:25   
B3    Straight From The Heart    2:26   
B4    I've Been There    2:39   
B5    I Need You So    2:21   
B6    Break-A-Way    2:30






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DELLA REESE THE STORY OF THE BLUES

JUBILEE RECORDS 1958                                 JGS 1095

 This album is a concept album about the history of the blues

credits:

 Conductor – Sy Oliver
    Narrator – Della Reese
    Vocals – Della Reese

Sy Oliver with his orchestra

tracklisting:

 A1     The Story Of The Blues 1:27
A2     Good Morning Blues 2:50
A3     Empty Bed Blues 2:50
A4     Squeeze Me 2:33
A5     You've Been A Good Old Wagon 2:45
A6     Sent For You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today) 1:52
B1     St. James Infirmary 3:21
B2     Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be) 3:05
B3     Things Ain't What They Used To Be 2:28
B4     Stormy Weather 3:29
B5     There's Always The Blues 2:45








mercredi 21 décembre 2016

KENNY BURRELL HAVE YOURSELF A SOULFUL LITTLE CHRISTMAS

CADET RECORDS 1966                                LPS  779


credit:

Kenny Burrell Guitar
Richard Evans conductor
Arranger &Orchestra   
Richard Evans


recorded at:
Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
in October, 1966
Recording Engineer Doug Brand

tracks list:

01 The Little Drummer Boy
02 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
03 My Favorite Things
04 Away in a Manger
05 Mary's Little Boy Chile
06 White Christmas
07 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
08 The Christmas Song
09 Go Where I Send Thee
10 Silent Night
11 Twelve Days of Christmas
12 Merry Christmas Baby




HOUSE OF BLUES CHRISTMAS COLLECTION JINGLE BLUES

HOUSE OF BLUES RECORDS 1998                     51416

VARIOUS ARTISTS

tracks list:
1       Mabel Scott – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus     2:13    
2     Eddie C. Campbell – Santa's Messin' With The Kid     3:18    
3     Louis Jordan – Santa Claus, Santa Claus     3:20    
4     Albert King – Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'     2:18    
5     Lightnin' Hopkins – Santa     3:43    
6     Floyd Dixon – Empty Stocking Blues     2:58    
7     Earl King – Santa, Don't Let Me Down     5:20    
8     Amos Milburn – Let's Make Christmas Merry, Baby     2:52    
9     B.B. King – Christmas Celebration     2:47    
10     John Lee Hooker – Blues For Christmas     3:26    
11     Lowell Fulson – I Want To Spend Christmas With You     2:20    
12     Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets – Sam's Christmas Blues     4:29
13     Bessie Smith –     At The Christmas Ball     3:24    
14     Jimmy Witherspoon – How I Hate To See Christmas Come Around     2:43
15     Sonny Boy Williamson (2) – Sonny Boy's Christmas Blues     2:39



DON PATTERSON HOLIDAY SOUL


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1964                         PR 7415


credits:

Drums – Billy James
    Guitar – Pat Martino
    Organ – Don Patterson
   
    Supervised By – Ozzie Cadena


 Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
November 25, 1964

tracks list:

A1     Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer     3:10
A2     What Are You Doing New Years Eve?     5:20
A3     All I Want For Christmas Is You     3:10
A4     Silent Night     2:50
B1     O Holy Night     3:15
B2     Santa Claus Is Coming To Town     5:30
B3     Merry Christmas Baby     6:00
B4     Jingle Bells     8:40









mardi 20 décembre 2016

THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO MORE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS

ARGO RECORDS 1964                         LPS745

More Sounds of Christmas is an album of Christmas music by Ramsey Lewis' Trio
featuring tracks recorded in 1964 and released on the Argo label.
The album is Lewis' second Christmas album following Sound of Christmas (Argo, 1961)
also released on Cadet records  Lps745

alternative cover on Cadet records1964   lps745



credits:

Arranged By – King Fleming, Will Jackson (2)
Bass – Cleveland Eaton (tracks: A5),
 Eldee Young (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B5)
Cello – Eldee Young (tracks: A5)
Drums – Red Holt (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Steve McCall (tracks: A3, A5, B1, B3, B4)
Harp – Peter Eagle (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5)
Liner Notes – Louise D. Stone
Photography By [Cover], Design – Don Brostein
Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Strings – Abe Meltzer (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Albert Muenzer (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
David Chausow (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Harold Kupper (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Harold Newton (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Henry Ferber (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Irving Kaplan (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Mark Konrad (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5), 
Sol A. Bobrov* (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5),
 Theodore Ratzer (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5)
Supervised By – Esmond Edwards
Trombone – John Avant (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2, B5)


Brown "eye" Argo label

Recorded at: Universal Recording Studios, Chicago,
 Illinois, on 10/14/64 and 10/15/64. 
Engineer – Bob Kidder



tracks list:

A1 Snowbound
Written-By – Clarence Kehner*, Russell Faith*
3:37
A2 The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Adapted By – Esmond Edwards, Ramsey Lewis
2:43
A3 Egg Nog
Written-By – Ramsey Lewis
3:28
A4 Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer
Written-By – John D. Marks*
2:30
A5 Jingle Bells
Adapted By – Eldee Young
Written-By – J. Pierpont*
2:33
B1 Plum Puddin'
Written-By – Eldee Young
2:58
B2 Snowfall
Written-By – Claude Thornhill
2:08
B3 We Three Kings
Adapted By – Ramsey Lewis
4:01
B4 White Christmas
Written-By – Irving Berlin
4:22
B5 Little Drummer Boy
Written-By – Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine Davis*
2:26






samedi 17 décembre 2016

JOE SAMPLE FEAT; LALAH HATHAWAY THE SONG LIVES ON

GRP RECORDS 1999 (CD)                                    GRD-9956


credits:

Jay Anderson - Bass
    Lenny Castro - Percussion
    David Delhomme - Synthesizer
    Lalah Hathaway - Vocals, Performer, Vocal Arrangement
    Walfredo Reyes - Drums, Drums (Snare)
    Joe Sample - Piano, Arranger, Producer, 
Fender Rhodes, Instrument Arrangement
    Michael Thompson - Guitar (Electric)
    Kirk Whalum - Saxophone


Recorded     1998-1999
Alan Sanderson - Assistant Engineer
Koji Egawa - Assistant Engineer
Doug Sax - Mastering
Bill Schnee - Producer, Engineer, Mixing


tracklisting:

1 The Song Lives On
Composed By – Joe Sample
2 Fever
Composed By – Eddie J. Cooley*, John Davenport
3 Come Along With Me
Composed By – Joe Sample, Norman Gimbel
4 Living In Blue
Composed By – Joe Sample
5 Street Life
Composed By – Joe Sample, Will Jennings
6 When Your Life Was Low
Composed By – Joe Sample, Will Jennings
7 One Day I'll Fly Away
Composed By – Joe Sample, Will Jennings
8 When The World Turns Blue
Composed By – Joe Sample, Will Jennings
9 For All We Know
Composed By – J. Fred Coots, Samuel M. Lewis*
10 Bitter Sweet
Composed By – Joe Sample
11 A Long Way From Home
Composed By – Joe Sample









 

JOE SAMPLE DID YOU FEEL THAT ?

WARNER BROS RECORDS 1994                  9 45729-2



credits:

Bass – Freddie Washington
Drums – Steve Gadd
Guitar – Arthur Adams, Michael Landau
Keyboards – Joe Sample
Percussion – Lenny Castro
Piano – Joe Sample
Saxophone – Joel Peskin
Trumpet – Oscar Brashear



tracks list:

1 Mystery Child 5:55
2 Sidewinder 6:00
3 Viva De Funk 5:43
4 While It's Good 4:28
5 Brother, Can You Spare Your Car? 4:04
6 Dirty Rice 5:26
7 Did You Feel That? 4:46
8 Last Buzz 7:06
9 Give It Here 4:35
10 Just Chillin' 4:58







vendredi 16 décembre 2016

WYNTON KELLY IT'S ALL RIGHT

VERVE RECORDS 1964                                  V/V6 8588 

 
credits:

Wynton Kelly - piano
Kenny Burrell - guitar (tracks 1-3 & 5-10)
Paul Chambers - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums
Candido Camero - conga (tracks 1-5 & 7-10)
The Tommy Rey Caribe Steel Band: Tommy Reynolds, 
Ralph Cowley, Hiram Delgado, Malcolm Evans,
 Norman Symonds - 
steel percussion and Donald Usher - maracas (track 6)

Recorded in New York City on March 10 (tracks 2, 3 & 6), 
March 11 (track 1) and March 19 (tracks 4, 5 & 7-10)
Engineer – Bob Simpson, Val Valentin
         
tracks listing:

A1 It's All Right
Written-By – Curtis Mayfield
2:45
A2 South Seas
Written-By – Rudy Stevenson
3:57
A3 Not A Tear
Written-By – Rudy Stevenson
6:00
A4 Portrait Of Jennie
Written-By – Gordon Burdge, J. Russel Robinson
4:38
B1 Kelly Roll
Written-By – Kenny Burrell
3:50
B2 The Fall Of Love (From "The Fall Of The Roman Empire")
Written-By – Dimitri Tiomkin, Ned Washington
2:05
B3 On The Trail (From "The Grand Canyon Suite")
Written-By – Ferde Grofé
4:00
B4 Escapade
Written By – Andy Badalale, Morton Wax
2:50

mercredi 14 décembre 2016

THE YOUNG HOLT UNLIMITED WACK WACK

BRUNSWICK RECORDS 1966                    BL754121     

credits:

Isaac "Red" Holt  Drums
Eldee Young   Bass, Bass (Acoustic), Cello,  Vocals
Don Walker Piano

Producer – Carl Davis

tracks listing:

A1 Monday, Monday
Written-By – John Phillips
   
A2 Strangers In The Night
Written-By – Bert Kaempfert, 
Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder 4:16   
A3 Song For My Father
Written-By – Horace Silver 6:06   
A4 Girl Talk
Written-By – Bobby Troup, Neal Hefti 3:48   
A5 Wack Wack
Written-By – Eldee Young, Hysear Don Walker,
Red Holt 2:55   
B1        Sunny
Written-By – Bobby Hebb
3:40   
B2        Red Sails In The Sunset
Written-By – Hugh Williams (2), Jimmy Kennedy
6:37   
B3        You Know That I Love You
Written-By – Eldee Young
3:40   
B4        Yesterday
Written-By – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
3:19   
B5        The Little Light Of Mine
Written-By – Traditional




 
       


 

dimanche 11 décembre 2016

PUCHO AND HIS LATIN SOUL BROTHERS THE HIDEOUT

MILESTONE RECORDS 2004                      MCD 9340-2 



credits:

 Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers
Eddie Pazant,Lewis Kahn, Johnny Griggs,Santos Riviera,
John Spruill, chico Alvarez, Deborah Resto, Dwayne Fitagerald,
Tehrin Cole, Harvie S, David Herscher, Tyrone Govan, Marvin Horne,
Ric Faulkner, richard Lee Wendell, Willie 'yambo' Bivens, Al Pazant,
Danny Mixon


Recorded by:
 Katherine Miller
at the Studio, New York City, April 2003 - March 2004.
mixed by David Luke at Fantasy Studios,
Berkeley April 2004


tracklisting

1     The Hideout     5:14
2     El Abaniquito     4:51
3     Born To Groove     4:39
4     Guajeo En Dominante     4:42
5     Ruby     4:38
6     Superstition     6:14
7     Para Mongo     4:40
8     Good News     4:30
9     Quiet Village     4:18
10     Facil     4:25






KOOL & THE GANG LIGHT OF WORLDS

DE-LITE RECORDS 1974                             DEP-2014


Credits:

Khalis Bayyan - Synthesizer, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Arranger,
Piano (Electric), Sax (Tenor), Vocals, Clavinet, Kalimba, Mellotron
Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass, Vocals
George "Funky" Brown - Percussion, Drums, Gong
Robert "Spike" Mickens — Trumpet, Arranger, Flugelhorn
Claydes Charles Smith - Guitar, Percussion, Arranger, Conductor, Vibraphone
Ricky West — Piano, Arranger
Dennis "D.T." Thomas — Arranger, Sax (Alto)

Additional personnel

    Herb Lane — Vocals
    Alton Taylor — Vocals
    Penni Phynjuar Saunders — Vocals
    Richard Shade — Vocals (background)
    Kenneth Banks — Vocals (background)
    Al Pazant — Trumpet
    Ed Pazant — Sax (Alto), Oboe
   
   Recorded     1973–1974
Media Sound Studios
(New York, New York)
  
 Engineer :
 Alex Head, Bob Clearmountain,
Godfrey Diamond, Harvey Goldberg 

tracklisting:

 A1     Street Corner Symphony
A2     Fruitman
A3     Rhyme Tyme People
A4     Light Of Worlds
B1     Whiting H. & G.
B2     You Don't Have To Change
B3     Higher Plane
B4     Summer Madness
B5     Here After





jeudi 17 novembre 2016

MOSE ALLISON TAKES TO THE HILL

  EPIC RECORDS 1962                                     BA 17031 
   

This album was re-issued in 1966 as V-8 Ford Blues.


credits:

Tracks 3 and 9 previously released on Transfiguration of Hiram Brown
(recorded December 21, 1959 - January 11, 1960):
Mose Allison - piano, vocals
Addison Farmer - bass
Jerry Segal - drums

Tracks 5, 6, 11, and 12 previously released on I
Love the Life I Live (recorded June 30, 1960):
Mose Allison - piano, vocals
Henry Grimes - bass
Paul Motian - drums
Tracks 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, and 10 (recorded May 16, 1961):
Mose Allison - piano, vocals
 Aaron Bell - bass
 Osie Johnson - drums

Recorded    
December 21, 1959 - January 11, 1960;
June 28 - September 9, 1960; May 16, 1961
New York
producer and engineering  Teo Macero
 

Tracklisting

A1     V-8 Ford Blues
Written-By – W. Love*
A2     Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Written-By – S. H. Stept*, S. Clare*
A3     Baby, Please Don't Go
Written-By – J. Williams*
A4     Hey, Good Lookin'
Written-By – H. Williams*
A5     I Live The Life I Live
Written-By – W. Dixon*
A6     I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)
Written-By – R. Graham*, S. Williams*
B1     Back On The Corner
Written-By – M. Allison*
B2     Life Is Suicide
Written-By – P. Mayfield*
B3     'Deed I Do
Written-By – F. Rose*, W. Hirsch*
B4     Ask Me Nice
Written-By – M. Allison*
B5     You're A Sweetheart
Written-By – H. Adamson*, J. McHugh*
B6     Mad With You
Written-By – L. Hopkins


 Baby, Please Don't Go