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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...."

vendredi 23 décembre 2016

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

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







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





CHUCK JACKSON MR. EVERYTHING

WAND RECORDS 1964                                      WDS 667



 Tracklisting


A1     Since I Don't Have You    
A2     I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself    
A3     I Need You    
A4     I'm Your Man    
A5     Human    
A6     Love Is A Many Splendored Thing    
B1     The Work Song    
B2     If I Didn't Love You    
B3     Something You've Got    
B4     D-5    
B5     Somebody New    
B6     Tears Of Joy








dimanche 13 novembre 2016

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE STAND

EPIC RECORDS 1969                                   BN 26456

gatefold


credits:

 Sly Stone: vocals, organ, guitar, piano, harmonica, 
vocoder, bass guitar on "You Can Make it if You Try"
Freddie Stone: vocals, guitar
Larry Graham: vocals, bass guitar (except on "You Can Make it if You Try")
Rose Stone: vocals, piano, keyboard
Cynthia Robinson: trumpet, vocal ad-libs, background vocals on "I Want to Take You Higher"
Jerry Martini: saxophone, background vocals on "I Want to Take You Higher"
Greg Errico: drums, background vocals on "I Want to Take You Higher"
Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton): background vocals on "Stand!",
 "Sing a Simple Song", "Everyday People", and "I Want to Take you Higher"

Recorded     1968–1969
Pacific High Recording Studios
(San Francisco, California)
Engineers: Don Puluse, Brian Ross-Myring, Phil Macey


tracklisting:

A1     Stand!     3:08
A2     Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey     5:59
A3     I Want To Take You Higher     5:22
A4     Somebody's Watching You     3:19
A5     Sing A Simple Song     3:55
B1     Everyday People     2:20
B2     Sex Machine     13:48
B3     You Can Make It If You Try     3:39




samedi 12 novembre 2016

PUCHO AND THE LATIN SOUL BROTHERS JUNGLE FIRE!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1970                          PR 7765 

          
credits:

Bass [Fender] – Seaborn Westbrook
    Bongos – Norberto Appellaniz
    Congas – Joe Armstrong
    Drums – Bernard Purdie
    Electric Piano – Earl Neal Creque*
    Guitar – Billy Butler (3)
    Leader, Timbales – Pucho
      Saxophone [Tenor - Varitone], Flute – Seldon Powell
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Eddie Pazant
    Trumpet – Al Pazant*
    Vibraphone, Percussion – Billy Bivins*

Producer – Bob Porter
    Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
 recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, 
NJ, January 12, 1970


tracks list:

A1  Friendship Train  5:10    
A2   Got Myself A Good Man  5:45    
A3  The Spokerman  5:25    
B1 Cloud 9  8:50    
B2   Jamilah 6:15




vendredi 11 novembre 2016

PUCHO AND THE LATIN SOUL BROTHERS BIG STICK

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                              PR 7555


credits:

 Arranged By [Violin Parts] – Bill Fisher* (tracks: A2, A3, B2)
    Bass – Jimmy Phillips
    Bongos – Norberto Appellaniz
    Chorus – Cecil Jackson (tracks: A2, B1, B3), Jackie Soul (tracks: A2, B1, B3),
    Unknown Artist (tracks: A2, B1, B3), William Bivens, Jr.(tracks: A2, B1, B3)
    Congas – Cecil Jackson
    Piano, Clavinet, Organ – Neal Creque
    Timbales, Congas – Pucho
    Vibraphone, Clavinet, Piano, Drums [Traps], Cowbell – William Bivens, Jr.
    Violin – Alfred Brown (tracks: A2, A3, B2), Matthew Raimondi (tracks: A2, A3, B2),
    Sanford Allen (tracks: A2, A3, B2)
    Vocals – Jackie Soul

Producer – Don Schlitten
    Producer, Design, Photography By – Don Schlitten
    Recorded By – Richard Alderson

This album was recorded on three separate days during
 December at Impact Sound Studios on West 65th Street.
NYC, December , 1967

tracklisting:

 A1     Swamp People
Congas – Pucho
A2     No One Knows    
A3     Here Comes The Rainy Day    
A4     Sunny
Clavinet – Neal Creque
B1     Left In The Cold
Clavinet – Neal Creque
B2     Cold Shoulder    
B3     Big Stick
Clavinet – Neal Creque
Congas – Pucho
Piano – William Bivens, Jr.
B4     Yesterday/Going Out Of My Head
Clavinet – William Bivens, Jr.
Piano – Neal Creque







lundi 31 octobre 2016

MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS TAKE A RIDE...

NEW VOICE RECORDS 1966                              2000-S


credits:

Engineer – Gordon Clark, Harry Yarmark
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – Bob Crewe

Recorded At – Stea-Phillips
Recorded At – Bell Sound Studios


tracks list:

A1 Shake A Tail Feather
Written-By – A. Williams*, O. Hayes*, V. Rice*
A2 Come See About Me
Written-By – E. Holland-L. Dozier-B.Holland*
A3 Let Your Lovelight Shine
Written-By – D. Nickson*, Jackie Robinson , J. Smalls*, J. Blackett*, R. Burton*
A4 Just A Little Bit
Written-By – Washington*, Thorton*, Brown, Bass
A5 I Hope
Written-By – Bob Crewe
A6 Jenny Take A Ride
Written-By – E. Johnson*, R. Penniman*, B. Crewe*
B1 Please, Please, Please
Written-By – J. Brown*, J. Terry*
B2 I'll Go Crazy
Written-By – J. Brown*
B3 I Got You
Written-By – J. Brown*
B4 Sticks And Stones
Written-By – H. Glover*, T. Turner*
B5 Bring It On Home To Me
Written-By – S. Cooke*
B6 Baby Jane (Mo-Mo Jane)
Written-By – B. Crewe*, W. Levise, Jr.*