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...."

mardi 29 mars 2016


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1970                        BST 84351

credits and session recording:

Drums – Joe Dukes
    Guitar – Larry McGee
    Organ – Lonnie Smith
       Saxophone [Baritone] – Ronnie Cuber
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Dave Hubbard        
Producer – Francis Wolff

    Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
 Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
 January 2, 1970

track list:

A1 Twenty-Five Miles     5:36    
A2 Spinning Wheel     7:30    
A3 Seven Steps To Heaven     5:43    
B1 Psychedelic Pi     6:40    
B2 Who's Afraid Of Virgina Woolf?

mercredi 23 mars 2016


CADET RECORDS 1968                                  LPS-819


     Arranged By, Producer – Richard Evans
    Bass – Arthur Harper
    Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Woody Herman
    Guitar – Phil Upchurch
    Percussion – Morris Jennings
    Piano – John Hicks
    Reeds – Frank Vicari, Sal Nistico, Steve Lederer, Thomas Boras
    Supervised By [Album] – Dick LaPalm
    Trombone – Robert Burgess*, Henry Southall, Vincent Prudente
    Trumpet – Gary Grant, Henry Hall, James Bossert, Nat Pavone, Sal Marquez

Recorded at: Ter Mar Studios, Chicago, October 1968
Engineer [Recording] – Stu Black

tracks list:

A1 Ponteio
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Vicari*Soloist, Trumpet – Pavone
A2 Here I Am, Baby
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Vicari
A3 Hard To Keep My Mind On You
Soloist, Soprano Saxophone – Herman*
A4 MacArthur Park
Soloist [Pt. 1], Alto Saxophone – Herman*Soloist [Pt. 1], Trombone – Burgess*Soloist [Pt. 
2, In This Order At Ending (1)], Trumpet – Hall*Soloist [Pt. 2, In This Order At Ending (2)], Trumpet – Marquez Soloist [Pt. 2, In This Order At Ending (3)], Trumpet – Grant*Soloist [Pt. 
2, In This Order At Ending (4)], Trumpet – Pavone*Soloist [Pt. 2, In This Order At Ending (5)], Trumpet – Bossert*Soloist [Pt. 2], Piano – Hicks*Soloist [Pt. 2], Tenor Saxophone – Lederer
B1 Light My Fire
Soloist [1], Trumpet – Marquez*Soloist [2], Trumpet – Hall*Soloist, Trombone – Burgess
B2 I Say A Little Prayer
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Vicari*Soloist, Trumpet – Hall*
B3 Hush
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Nistico*Soloist, Trumpet – Hall*
B4 For Love Of Ivy
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Vicari*Soloist, Trumpet – Grant*
B5 Impression Of Strayhorn
Soloist, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone – Herman*
B6 Keep On Keepin' On
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – Nistico*Soloist, Trumpet – Hall*

lundi 21 mars 2016


ISLAND RECORDS 1967                                        ILP 944


Michael "Mick" Weaver  is a session musician best known for his playing of the Hammond B3 organ and is a much respected exponent of the Blues and Funk styles.
"Sunshine Super Frog" has 12 top quality mod soul Hammond tracks and the LP never really lets up for a minute. All tracks feature Mick Weaver as Wynder K Frog, playing a Hammond B3 organ and were recorded in London playing over backing 
tapes by unnamed session musicians from New York. 
In the album liner notes Jimmy Miller noted that Weaver had "supplemented the band with trumpet, tenor sax, guitar, bass and drums, Wynder has transformed the organ into a highly enjoyable medium of sound, combining jazzy finesse with popular and commercial phrasing 

tracks list:

 A1 Sunshine Superman    
A2 I Feel So Bad    
A3 Oh Mary    
A4 Blues For A Frog    
A5 Somebody Help Me    
A6 Mercy    
B1 Hold On, I'm Coming    
B2 Shook, Shimmy And Shake    
B3 Insence    
B4 Walking To New Orleans    
B5 (Don't Fight It) Feel It    
B6 Dancin' Pain



ARGO RECORDS 1965                               LPS 4044 

Sonny Cox - Alto Saxophone
 Ken Prince - Organ
Robert Shy - Drums 

Only on A1, A2, A4, B1 -

Louis Satterfield 
- Electric Bass
Gerald Sims -

Arrangements by Sonny Cox and Ken Prince 
Album Supervision & Production: Roquel Davis and Esmond Edwards

Released: August 14, 1965

 Recorded - February 12, 1965, 
Ter Mar Recording Studio,Chicago 

Engineer: Ron Malo

tracks listing:

A1 You're No Good 3:14
A2 I Dont Want To Hear Any More 4:15
A3 Dear Old Stockholm     3:40
A4 Walk On By 3:06
A5 Big Jim 3:25
B1 A House Is Not A Home 3:22
B2 Astronaut 4:16
B3 Chitlins Con Carne 5:07
B4 Armageddon 4:32

vendredi 18 mars 2016


PRESTIGE RECORDS  1965                          PR 7458 

credits and session recording:
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Fortune
    Drums – John Royal
    Guitar – Sherman Suber
    Organ – Stan Hunter
    Producer – Cal Lampley

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
 NJ, October 28, 1965

tracks listing:

A1 Trip On The Strip 4:42
A2 Yesterday 2:30
A3 Corn Flakes 4:20
A4 This Is All I Ask 2:45
B1 Hfr     6:05
B2 Invitation 7:50
B3 Sonny's Mood 3:34


MERCURY/WING RECORDS 12300 series     WC 16338 

released in 1967 


Bass – Benjamin Taylor
    Bongos, Bells – Marcelino Valdes
    Congas – Virgilio Marti
    Drums – Julio Basabs Collazo
    Piano, Arranged By – Felipe Yanez
    Saxophone – Abraham Silverman
    Trumpet – Lewis Michael Soloff
    Vocals, Tambourine – Norma P. Schary
    Producer – Luchi De Jesus

track list:

A1 Bang, Bang
Written-By – Sabater*, Cuba*
A2 Summertime
Written-By – Heyward*, Gershwin*
A3 Fat Mama
Written-By – T. Puente*
A4 Guajiro Controversial
Written-By – Pelsman*
A5 El Pito
Written-By – Sabater*, Cuba*
B1 Hang On Sloopy
Written-By – B. Russell*, W. Farrell*   
B2 Mananate Llevo Nina
Written-By – I. Peineiro*
B3 Fuerze Cara
Written-By – J. Martinez*
B4 Dime Corazon
Written-By – N. Jimenez*
B5 Si Me Paro
Written-By – H. Alvarez*


vendredi 11 mars 2016


SOMERSET RECORDS 1966                SF-31400

tracks listing:

A1 El Pito   
A2 Bang Bang       
A3 You're Looking Good       
A4 Boogaloo Loo       
A5 Oh Yeah       
A6 Do The Boogaloo   
B1 No! No! No!       
B2 At The Party       
B3 It's Boogaloo Time   
B4 D.M. Boogaloo       
B5 I'm Gonna Make It       
B6 Here Comes Pete

Producer – Marty Wilson
Recorded By – Dave Miller, Marty Wilson


jeudi 10 mars 2016


TOWER RECORDS 1960                                      ST 5105

Home Of The Boogaloo Featurig Willie Torres

Arranged By – Marty Sheller
Vocals – Willie Torres

tracks list:

A1 You've Been Talking ´Bout Me Baby 2:14
A2 Wade In The Water 2:35
A3 I Make A Fool Of Myself 3:43
A4 Get On Up 2:15
A5 Manteca 3:24
B1 Listen To Me 2:25
B2 Wiggle, Waggle 2:25
B3 Michelle 2:44
B4 Half Way Down 2:35
B5 There Is A Mountain