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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 29 janvier 2016

CRASH THE DOCTOR IS IN

CELLAR LIVE  2003


Crash is a Canadian band, working in Vancouver. They have released 
two previous CD's. The self titled CD in 1998 and Candyshop
 released in 2002 on Maximum Jazz. This is their aptly named third release
 "The Doctor Is In" as Dr. Lonnie Smith is on board on the Hammond B-3.


Personnel:
Alto Saxophone – Cory Weeds
    Bass – Mark Humeniuk
    Drums – Bernie Arai
    Guitar – Dave Sikula
    Organ [Hammond B3] – Dr. Lonnie Smith*
    Tenor Saxophone – Jerry Cook
    Fender Rhodes,Piano - Tilden Webb


Recorded live at the Cellar Jazz Club, Vancouver, B.C.: September 6, 2003
Producer: Cory Weeds and Jerry Cook
Engineer: Chris Gestrin


Tracks list :


01. Nick's Kick (Cory Weeds/Jerry Cook) - 12:02
02. Lonnie Commentary - 0:26
03. Lonnie's Blues (Lonnie Smith) - 16:01
04. Lonnie Commentary - 0:30
05. Play It Back (Lonnie Smith) - 12:57
06. Your Mama's Got A Complex (Lonnie Smith) - 10:12
07. Scream (Lonnie Smith) - 7:11
08. Sideman (Lonnie Smith) - 7:21
09. Love Bowl (Lonnie Smith) - 10:32





jeudi 28 janvier 2016

SONNY COX THE WAILER

CADET RECORDS 1965/66                               LPS 765 


credits and sessions recording :


Sonny Cox - Alto Sax
Ken Prince - Organ
John Howell - Trumpet
Arthur Hoyle - Trumpet
Paul Serrano - Trumpet
John Avant - Trombone
Rubin Cooper or Lenard Druss? - Baritone Sax
Bobby Robinson or Roland Faulkner? - Guitar
Cleveland Eaton - Bass
Maurice White - Drums 

 Arranged and Conducted by Richard Evans
Album Production & Supervision - Esmond Edwards
Engineer - Ron Malo
Cover Photo & Cover Design - Don Bronstein

Recording Dates

  1)    December 10, 1965 1,3,4,6Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, IL
2)    January 7, 1966 2,5,7,8    Ter Mar Recording Studio, Chicago, IL

track list:

 A1 Come Rain Or Come Shine 3:44
A2 I'm Just A Lucky So And So 4:16
A3 Soulero 4:51
A4 The Retreat Song (Jikele Maweni) 4:26
B1 Berimbau (The Girls From Bahia) 5:22
B2 The Wailer 4:32
B3 For Sentimental Reasons 4:10
B4 Hoggin'     2:44

 The Wailer     



KING CURTIS SOUL SERENADE

CAPITOL RECORDS 1964                                ST 2095  

credits:

Producer – Dave Cavanaugh

tracks  list:

A1 Tequila
Written-By – Chuck Rio
2:00
A2 Night Train
Written-By – Jimmy Forrest
2:31
A3 Java
Written By – Friday, Toussaint, Tyler
2:15
A4 Harlem Nocturne
Written-By – Earle Hagen
2:26
A5 Honky Tonk
Written By – Butler, Doggett, Scott, Shepard
2:49
A6 Soul Twist
Written-By – Curtis Ousley
2:35
B1 Memphis
Written-By – Chuck Berry
2:52
B2 Watermelon Man
Written-By – Herbie Hancock
2:34
B3 Soul Serenade
Written-By – Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon
2:58
B4 Swingin' Shepherd Blues
Written By – Jacobson, Koffman, Roberts
2:00
B5 My Last Date (With You)
Written By – Bryant, Cramer, Davis
2:34
B6 Wiggle Wobble
Written-By – Les Cooper
2:17




mercredi 27 janvier 2016

PRETTY PURDIE & THE PLAYBOYS STAND BY ME

MEGA RECORDS 1971                                  M51-5001 



credits:

Bongos, Congas – Norman Pride
    Design – Haig Adishian
    Drums – Pretty Purdie*
    Electric Bass – Chuck Rainey
    Guitar – Billy Nichols, Cornell Dupree
    Harpsichord, Tambourine – Neal Rosengarden*
    Horns [Reeds] – Billy Mitchell, Don Ashworth, Lou Delgatto*
, Seldon Powell, Warren Daniels
              Trumpet – Snooky Young*, Gerry Thomas
    Vocals – Carl Hall, Hilda Harris, Norma Jenkins, Tasha Thomas


   Producer – Bob Thiele
        Mixed By – Gene Paul      
Recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios
New York - August 12 & 13, 1971.
     Flying Dutchman Productions, Ltd.


tracks list:

A1 Stand By Me   
A2 Modern Jive   
A3 Spanish Harlem   
A4 Artificialness        
A5 Never Can Say Goodbye
B1 Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get   
B2 It's Too Late   
B3 Funky Mozart
B4 You've Got A Friend




NAT ADDERLEY SAYIN' SOMETHIN'

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                                   LP 1460


Sayin' Somethin' is an album by jazz cornetist Nat Adderley
released on the Atlantic label featuring four performances
by Adderley with an 11-piece orchestra and four by
Adderley's Quintet with Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock,
Bob Cranshaw, and Roy McCurdy.

credits:

  Nat Adderley – cornet
    Joe Henderson (tracks 3, & 6-8) - tenor saxophone
    Ernie Royal (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - trumpet
    Artie Kaplan, Seldon Powell (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - saxophones
    J.J. Johnson (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - trombone
    Herbie Hancock (tracks 6-8), John Asbury (track 3),
    Paul Griffin (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - piano
    Bob Cranshaw (tracks 3, & 6-8), George Duvivier
    (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - bass
    Herb Lovelle (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5),
    Roy McCurdy (tracks 3, & 6-8) - drums
    Al Gorgoni, Billy Suyker (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - guitar
    George Devens (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - percussion


Recorded in
New York City on December 20, 1965 (tracks 1, 2, 3 & 4)
and January 16, 1966 (tracks 3, & 6-8) 

tracks list:

A1 Man Child     2:46    
A2 Call Me     3:03    
A3 Walls Of Jericho     6:49    
A4 Gospelette     3:04    
A5 Satin Doll     2:39    
B1 Cantaloupe Island     7:17    
B2 Hippodelphia     3:43    
B3 The Other Side     




mardi 26 janvier 2016

BERNARD PURDIE SHAFT

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1973                              PR 10038 


credits:
                 

    Bass [Fender] – Gordon Edwards
    Congas – Norman Pride
    Drums – Bernard Purdie
    Electric Piano – Neal Creque
    Guitar – Billy Nichols, Lloyd Davis (tracks: A1)
      Tenor Saxophone – Charlie Brown (9),
Houston Person (tracks: A1), Willy Bridges*
    Trumpet – Danny Moore, Gerry Thomas


recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 11, 1971
   Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

 tracks list:

A1 Shaft
A2 Way Back Home
A3 Attica
B1 Changes
B2 Summer Melody
B3 Butterfingers






CURTIS AMY MUSTANG

VERVE RECORDS 1966                                      V6-8684


credits:

Baritone Saxophone – Leroy Cooper
Bass – Edgar Willis
Drums – Bruno Carr
Engineer – Val Valentin
Guitar – Carl Lynch
Piano – Kenny Barron
Producer – Jack Shaw, Joel Dorn
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Curtis Amy
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Jimmy Owens
Vocals – Eva Harris


tracks list:


A1 Mustang 3:20
A2 Shaker Heights 11:56
A3 Enojo 3:37
B1 Mustang 5:14
B2 Please Send Me Someone To Love 3:26
B3 Old Devil Moon 6:04





WILLIE HENDERSON AND SOUL EXPLOSION

     BRUNSWICK RECORDS 1970                         BL 754163      

 
  
credits:

Arranged By – Willie Henderson (tracks: A1, A3 , A4, B1 to B4)


track list:

A1 Soulful Football    
A2 Oo Wee Baby, I Love You   
A3 Can I Change My Mind
A4 Funky Chicken - Part 1   
B1 Sugar Sugar
B2 Off Into A Black Thing
B3 Is It Something You've Got
B4 Funky Chicken - Part 2






dimanche 24 janvier 2016

FUNKADELIC MAGGOT BRAIN

WESTBOUND RECORDS 1971                    WB-2007

GATEFOLD


credits:

George Clinton, Raymond Davis, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon,
Grady Thomas, Garry Shider, Hot Buttered Soul – vocals
Eddie Hazel – guitar, vocals
Tawl Ross – guitar, vocals
Bernie Worrell – keyboards, vocals
Billy Nelson – bass guitar, vocals
Tiki Fulwood – drums

Recorded
Late 1970–early 1971 at Universal Studios, Detroit
 
tracks list:

 A1 Maggot Brain
Written-By – E. Hazel, G. Clinton
A2 Can You Get To That
Written-By – E. Harris, G. Clinton
A3 Hit It And Quit It
Written-By – B. Nelson*, G. Shila, G. Clinto
A4 You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks
Written-By – B. Worrell*, G. Clinton*, J. Jones
B1 Super Stupid
Written-By – B. Nelson*, E. Hazel*, G. Clinton*, L. Ross*
B2 Back In Our Minds
Written-By – C. Haskins*
B3 Wars Of Armageddon
Written-By – B. Worrell*, G. Clinton*, L. Ross*, R. Fulwood





NEW YORK CITY THE SOUND OF SOUL disc 4










NEW YORK CITY THE SOUND OF SOUL disc 3









NEW YORK CITY THE SOUND OF SOUL disc 2







NEW YORK CITY THE SOUND OF SOUL DISC1



EMI (America)
Orig Year 1994
Release Date Sep 06, 1994








vendredi 22 janvier 2016

HAROLD JOHNSON SEXTET HOUSE ON ELM STREET

REVUE RECORDS  1968                                     RS 7201 


credits:

     Alto Saxophone – Alfred Patterson
Arranged By, Alto Saxophone – Eddie Synigal
Bass – Jimmy Nash
Drums – Ronald Rutledge
Flute – David Crawford
Percussion [Conga Drums] – Billy Jackson
Piano, Arranged By – Harold Johnson
Producer – H. Mitchell*, S. Topley*
Tenor Saxophone – Mike Shaw 
  
tracks listing:

A1        House On Elm Street    7:10  
A2        Have You Got Good Religion?    3:00  
A3        Delores    3:15  
A4        Watts '67    3:45  
B1        Alfie    2:45  
B2        Sunny    2:50  
B3        Something Mellow    2:45  
B4        Yeh Uh Huh    2:40  
B5        Moses    7:10
 


vendredi 15 janvier 2016

RAY CHARLES WHAT' D I SAY

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1959                                    LP 8029 


credits :

Ray Charles – keyboards, vocals
David Newman – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
(tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Emmett Dennis – baritone saxophone
(tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Bennie Crawford – baritone saxophone (tracks 1, 4)
Marcus Belgrave – trumpet (tracks 3, 4, 8, 9)
Lee Harper – trumpet (tracks 3, 8, 9)
Ricky Harper – trumpet (tracks 5, 10)
Joe Bridgewater – trumpet (tracks 5, 6, 10)
John Hunt – trumpet (tracks 4, 6)
Edgar Willis – bass (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
Roosevelt Sheffield – bass (track 6)
Richie Goldberg – drums (tracks 3, 8, 9)
William Peeples – drums (tracks 5, 6, 10)
Teagle Fleming – drums (track 4)
Milt Turner – drums (track 1)
Mary Ann Fisher – vocals (tracks 5, 10)
The Raelets – vocal group (tracks 3, 5, 8, 9, 10)
unknown – trumpet, saxophone, bass, drums (tracks 2, 7


Recorded:
     September 11, 1952, November 27, 1956, 
May 26, 1957, October 28, 1958 
February 18, 1959, 
New York City

tracks list:


A1 What'd I Say (Part 1 & 2)     5:10    
A2 Jumpin' In The Mornin'     2:46    
A3 You Be My Baby
    Featuring – Raelets 2:29    
A4 Tell Me How Do You Feel     2:38    
A5 What Kind Of Man Are You
   Featuring – Mary Ann Fisher, Raelets 2:57    
B1 Rockhouse (Part 1 & 2)     3:54    
B2 Roll With My Baby     2:35    
B3 Tell The Whole World About You
    Featuring – Raelets 2:02    
B4 My Bonnie
    Featuring – Raelets 2:48    
B5 That's Enough
    Featuring – Mary Ann Fisher 2:53 


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jeudi 14 janvier 2016

RAY CHARLES AT NEWPORT

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1958                                 LP 1289
 also issued on Atlantic SD 1289


credits:

Ray Charles – keyboards, vocals, alto saxophone
Marcus Belgrave – trumpet
    Lee Harper – trumpet
    David Newman – tenor saxophone
    Bennie Crawford – baritone saxophone
    Edgar Willis – bass
    Richie Goldberg – drums
    Marjorie Hendricks – vocals
    The Raeletts – vocal group
  

This album was recorded in its entirety at 
The Newport Jazz Festival in Newport,
Rhode Island on July 5, 1958 by special arrangement
with the Directors of The Newport Jazz Festival.
Engineer [Recording] – Harold Chapman, Tom Dowd


tracks listing:

A1 The Right Time
Vocals [Solo Girl] – Marjorie Hendricks
Written-By – L. Herman*, N. Brown*, O. Cadena*
A2 In A Little Spanish Town
Written-By – Joe Young , Mabel Wayne, Sam Lewis
A3 I Got A Woman    
A4 Blues Waltz    
B1 Hot Rod
Alto Saxophone – Ray Charles
B2 Talkin' About You    
B3 Sherry
Written-By – Bennie Ross Crawford Jr.
B4 A Fool For You     
 



vendredi 8 janvier 2016

GERALD WILSON ORCHESTRA ETERNAL EQUINOX

WORLD PACIFIC JAZZ 1969                           ST-20160


credits:

Gerald Wilson (arranger),
Larry McGuire, Jay Daversa, Paul Hubinon (trumpet),
Lester Robinson, Frank Strong, Thurman Green (trombone),
Alexander Thomas (bass trombone),
Arthur Maebe (french horn),
Henry DeVega, Anthony Ortega (alto sax),
William Green (flute, piccolo),
Ernie Watts (tenor sax, flute, piccolo),
Hadley Caliman, Harold Land (tenor sax),
Richard Aplanalp (baritone sax),
Bobby Hutcherson (vibes),
Richard Holmes (organ),
George Duke (piano),
Bob West (electric bass),
Carl Lott (drums).

Produced by Richard Bock

Recorded at:
 Liberty Studios, Los Angeles: 02 June 1969

Engineer: Lanky Linstrot


A1 Equinox

Written-By – John Coltrane
4:55
A2 Aquarius 3:01
A3 Pisces
Written-By – Gerald Wilson
4:05
A4 Scorpio Rising
Written-By – Gerald Wilson
4:35
B1 Celestial Soul
Written-By – Gerald Wilson
4:19
B2 Baby Baby Don't Cry 3:00
B3 Yes, Me And Now
Written-By – Gerald Wilson
3:54
B4 Bluesnee
Written-By – Gerald Wilson
5:28





GERALD WILSON BIG BAND MOMENT OF TRUTH

PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS 1962                      PJ-61 LP 


In 1960, Wilson formed a Los Angeles-based band that began
a series of superb recordings for the Pacific Jazz label.
Musicians in the band at various times included lead trumpeter
 Snooky Young, trumpeter Carmell Jones,
saxophonists Harold Land, Don Raffell and Teddy Edwards,
 guitarist Joe Pass, vibists Roy Ayers and Bobby
Hutcherson, and drummers Mel Lewis and Mel Lee.
His wife of over fifty years, Josefina Villasenor Wilson, is
Mexican-American. A number of Wilson's compositions showed
 his love of Spanish/Mexican themes, especially
 "Viva Tirado," which later became
 a hit for the rock band El Chicano.


credits and sessions recording:



 recorded: August/September 1962 at Pacific Jazz Studio in Hollywood
issues: 1963 PACIFIC JAZZ PJ-61 (mono), PACIFIC JAZZ ST-61 (stereo) ;
1989 CD PACIFIC JAZZ B2-92928 ; CD BLUE NOTE

Side A recorded August 27, GERALD WILSON (arr, cond);
 CARMELL JONES, JULES CHAIKIN, JOHN AUDINO,
FRED HILL (tp); BOB EDMONDSON, LOU BLACKBURN,
 FRANK STRONG, BOB KNIGHT (tb); TEDDY
EDWARDS, HAROLD LAND (ts); JOE MAINI (as);
 DON RAFFELL (reeds); BUD SHANK (fl); JACK WILSON (p);
 JOE PASS (g); JIMMY BOND (b); MEL LEWIS (dr)

Side B recorded September, same personnel as above except 
AL PORCINO is added to trumpet section, KENNY SHROYER &
 LES ROBERTSON replace FRANK STRONG & BOB KNIGHT,
 JACK NIMITZ replaces DON RAFFELL;
MODESTO DURAN (cga) is added on #A1 & B2

 tracks list:
A1     Viva Tirado     5:40
A2     Moment Of Truth     4:15
A3     Patterns     5:54
A4     Teri     2:54
A5     Nancy Joe     2:37
B1     Milestones     5:30
B2     Latino     5:00
B3     Josefina     4:18
B4     Emerge     3:22



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jeudi 7 janvier 2016

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO and JEAN DUSHON YOU BETTER BELIEVE ME

ARGO RECORDS 1965                                   LP 750 


credits and session recording:

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Ronald Wilson (tracks: A1 to A6)
Bass – Cleveland Eaton (tracks: B6), Eldee Young
Cello – Eldee Young (tracks: B1 to B6)
Design [Cover] – Don Bronstein
Drums – Red Holt
Engineer – Bob Kidder
Guitar – Roland Faulkner (tracks: A1 to A6)
Liner Notes – Chuck Taylor (4)
Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Producer – Esmond Edwards
Vocals – Jean DuShon (tracks: A1 to A6)

Recorded at: Universal Recording Studios, 
Chicago, IL. Dec 19 1964 & Jan 14 1965.
A2 from the musical production
"The Roar Of The Greasepaint - The Smell Of The Crowd"

   tracks list: 

A1        You'd Better Believe Me
Written By – Buddy Johnson  
A2        Who Can I Turn To
Written By – Bricusse/Newley 
A3        Night Time
Written By – Joe Bailey   
A4        Something You Got
Written By – Chris Keener 
A5        He Was Good To Me
Written By – Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart   
A6        Goodbye Lover, Hello Friend
Written By – Norman Newell/Michael Carr   
B1        Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
Written By – Antonio Carlos Jobim/Gene Lees   
B2        Ain't Nobody's Business
Written By – William York 
B3        Let It Be me
Written By – G. Becaud/P. Delanoe/M. Curtis  
B4        It Had Better Be Tonight
Written By – Mancini/Mercer/Stasera  
B5        My Coloring Book
Written By – John Kander/Fred Ebb 
B6        I'm Beginning To See The Light
Written By – Hodges/George/Ellington/James