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 avril 2016


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1963                        BST 84143 

Blue John is an album by American organist John Patton
recorded in 1963 but not released
on the Blue Note label until 1986


John Patton - organ
    Tommy Turrentine - trumpet (track 5)
    George Braith - soprano saxophone, stritch
    Grant Green - guitar
    Ben Dixon - drums

Recorded: July 11 & August 2, 1963
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
engineer:   Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 Hot Sauce
Written-By – Unknown Artist
A2 Bermuda Clay House
Written-By – Unknown Artist
A3 Dem Dirty Dues
Written-By – Grant Green
B1 Country Girl
Written-By – John Patton
B2 Nicety
Written-By – Ben Dixon
B3 Blue John
Written-By – John Patton


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1965                         BLP 4192 

also issued on Blue Note BST 84192.


 Drums – Ben Dixon
    Guitar – Grant Green
    Organ – John Patton
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Harold Vick
    Trumpet – Blue Mitchell

Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By  – Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, March 8, 1965

track list:

A1 Fat Judy        
A2 Oh Baby        
A3 Each Time        
      B1 One To Twelve        
    B2 Night Flight        
B3 Good Juice



jeudi 28 avril 2016


COBBLESTONE RECORDS 1972                   CST 9002

Iron City is an album  Grant Green featuring performances
recorded in 1967 and released on the Cobblestone label in 1972


Drums – Ben Dixon
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – Big John Patton

recorded at:
 Bell Sound Studios
 NYC, 1967

tracks list:
A1 Iron City    
A2 Samba De Orfeu    
A3 Old Man Moses    
B1 Put On Your High Heels Sneaker    
B2 Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child    
B3 Work Song



mardi 26 avril 2016


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1962                                   PR7578

This album was originally released on The Prestige/Moodsville
label (MV29), under the title "Bluesey Burrell" and recorded
in September 1962 at Van Gelder studios and reviewed in
March 1963 in Down Beat Magazine with four stars.


Ray Barretto- Congas   
Eddie Locke- Drums   
Kenny Burrell- Guitar   
Tommy Flanagan- Piano    
Coleman Hawkins- Tenor Sax

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
September 14, 1962

tracks listing:

A1. Tres Palabras 6:40 
A2. No More 1:50 
A3. Guilty 4:15 
A4. Montono Blues 4:40 
B1. I Thought About You 4:40 
B2. Out Of This World 4:50 
B3. It's Getting Dark 6:50


PAULA RECORDS                                            LPS 4005


 Coordinator – Don Logan, Jo Wyatt
    Producer, Arranged By – Odell Brown

tracks list:

 A1 I Love Every Little Thing About You
Written-By – S. Wonder*
A2 Tasha
Written-By – L. Sims*, O. Brown*
B1 South Of 63rd
Written-By – O. Brown*
B2 Song Theme
Written-By – L. Sims*
B3 Simizzoke
Written-By – A. Payne*, C. Prince*, O. Brown*


lundi 25 avril 2016


SUE RECORDS 1969                                               Ilp 951

This duo of Relf and Nelson recorded several singles for different labels,
before "Harlem Shuffle" in 1963. The song was written by Relf and Nelson,
arranged by Barry White, and produced by Fred Smith. It was based on a number
called "Slauson Shuffletime" (named after a boulevard in Los Angeles) by
another Los Angeles singer, Round Robin. When released on the Marc label,
"Harlem Shuffle" became a modest hit on the R&B chart. Its vocal interplay
directly influenced later duos such as Sam and Dave. However, its main
success came as late as 1969, when it was re-released in the UK and became
a Top Ten hit there. Reportedly, George Harrison called it his favourite
record of all time

tracks list:

A1 Baby It's over 2:45
A2 Dancin' Everywhere 2:57
A3 Your Time Is My Time 2:58
A4 Baby I'm Satisfied     2:47
A5 I'll Keep Running Back 2:50
A6 Harlem Shuffle 2:30
B1 My Woman 2:48
B2 The Sissy 2:30
B3 Your Lovin' Goes A Long Long Way
Written By – Nelson-Relf-Smith
B4 Puppet On A String
Written By – Bob Relf, Earl Nelson, Fred Smith
B5 Don't Ever Leave Me
Written By – Nelson-Relf-Smith
B6 Fancy Free
Written By – Bob Relf, Earl Nelson

lundi 18 avril 2016


TICO RECORDS 1963                                  SLP 1108 

              track list               
A1        Bobo! Do That Thing
Written-By – Dave Burns, Fuller*   
A2        Diferente
Written-By – Chick Corea
A3        He's That Way
Written-By – Dave Burns
A4        Un Solo Favor
Written-By – Joe Timpa
A5        Azulito
Written-By – Ray Santos
A6        Grab Your Hat
Written-By – Gales*, Bobo*
B1        Chickadee
Written-By – Chick Corea
B2        Guajira
Written-By – Chick Corea
B3        Rigor Mortis
Written-By – Dave Burns
B4        Latin Interlude
Written-By – Frank Colon
B5        A La Bobita
Written-By – Ray Santos
B6        Ritmo Tymbale
Written-By – Willie Bobo

vendredi 15 avril 2016


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1964                                 SD 1422

credits :

Herbie Mann - flute
    Durval Ferreira (tracks 7 & 10),

Baden Powell (track 8), Bill Suyker (tracks 1-3 & 6) - guitar
    Clark Terry (tracks 1-3 & 6), Pedro Paulo (tracks 7 & 10), 

Ernie Royal (tracks 1-3 & 6) - trumpet
    Paulo Moura - alto saxophone (tracks 7 & 10)
    Antônio Carlos Jobim - piano, vocals, arranger (tracks 5 & 9)
    Sérgio Mendes - piano (tracks 7 & 10)
    Paul Griffin - piano, organ (tracks 1-3 & 6)
    Gabriel (track 8), Otavio Bailly Jr. (tracks 7 & 10) - bass
    Juquinha (track 8), Dom Um Romão (tracks 7 & 10),

 Bobby Thomas (tracks 1-3 & 6) - drums
    George Devens - vibraphone, percussion (tracks 1-3 & 6)
    Other unidentified musicians


     October 15, 16, 17 & 19, 1962, October 8, 1963 and January 29, 1964
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and New York City

Engineer  – Phil Ramone, Tom Dowd, Umberto
Flute – Herbie Mann
Supervised By – Nesuhi Ertegun

tracks list:

A1 Harlem Nocturne
Written-By – Earle Hagen   
A2 Fever
Written-By – Eddie Cooley, John Davenport
A3 Not Now - Later On
Written-By – Garry Sherman, N. Meade*   
A4 The Golden Striker
Written-By – John Lewis (2)   
A5 Insensatez
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim   
A6 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
Written-By – Bob Russell, John Brooks   
B1 Batida Differente
Arranged By – Herbie Mann
Written-By – Durval*, Einhorn*   
B2 Nana
Written-By – Baden Powell   
B3 Groovy Samba
Arranged By – Herbie Mann
Written-By – Sergio Mendes*   
B4 Influenza De Jazz
Written-By – Carlos Lyra


CAPITOL RECORDS 1968                                ST2688 


        Arranged By – H. B. Barnum* (tracks: A1, A3, B2), Oliver Nelson 
(tracks: A2, A4 to B1, B3 to B5)
    Bass – James Bond*
    Drums – Earl Palmer
    Guitar – Arthur Wright, Howard Roberts
    Organ – Henry Cain
     Saxophone – H. B. Barnum*, John Kelson, Plas Johnson
    Trumpet – Fred Hill*, Tony Terran
    Vibraphone, Percussion – Gary Coleman, Jerry Williams

   Producer – David Axelrod   

tracks list:

 A1 The Way I Feel
    Written-By – J. Patton* 2:29    
A2 Respect
    Written-By – O. Redding* 2:17    
A3 Sunny
    Written-By – B. Hebb* 2:16    
A4 Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)
    Written-By – R. Stable* 2:47    
A5 Lonely Avenue
    Written-By – D. Pomus* 2:46    
A6 Dead End Street
    Written-By – B. Raleigh*, D. Axelrod* 1:50    
B1 Shake A Lady
    Written-By – R. Bryant* 3:16    
B2 Precious Memories
    Written-By – H. Montague 3:10    
B3 Critic's Choice
    Written-By – O. Nelson* 2:16    
B4 I'm On My Way
    Written-By – N. Adderley Jr.* 2:16    
B5 Horror Scope
    Written-By – Henry Cain 2:07 

updated link 



CADET RECORDS 1969                                     LPS 823


 Gene Barge, tenor, alto sax
Odell Brown, Organ
with Chess Records, house session musicians
producer & Arranger Orchestra   
Gene Barge

recorded at Ter Mar studio Chicago IL
February 1969
Engineer Malcolm Chisholm

tracks list:

A1 Hard To Handle    
A2 Try A Little Tenderness    
A3 Let Me Come Home    
A4 I've Been Loving You Too Long    
A5 Any Ole Way    
B1 Respect    
B2 Pain In My Heart    
B3 Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay    
B4 Good To Me    
B5 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)



CADET RECORDS 1970                                        LPS 838 


      Bass – Louis Satterfield
    Drums – Morris Jennings
     Guitar – Cash McCall, Phil Upchurch
    Organ – Odell Brown
    Percussion – Master Henry*
       Saxophone [Baritone] – John Board*
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Donald Myrick*, Johnny Cameron*
    Trombone – Morris Ellis
    Trumpet – Burgess Gardner, Maury Watson, Paul Serrano     
  Producer, Arranged By, Saxophone [Alto] – Gene Barge
recorded at:
Ter Mar Studio Chicago IL
November & december  1969
  Engineer – David Purple

tracks list:

A1         Free Delivery     7:00   
A2         Free And Easy     3:05   
A3         Come Together     3:05   
A4         Look Out Cleveland     2:30   
B1         Nitty Gritty     2:59   
B2         That's The Way God Planned It     4:10   
B3         Sign Of The Ram     3:40   
B4         Country Preacher     4:20

updated link


samedi 9 avril 2016


STAX RECORDS 1966                                            S-714


 Booker T. Jones – organs, piano
    Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass
    Steve Cropper – guitar
    Wayne Jackson – trumpet
    Andrew Love – tenor sax
    Floyd Newman – baritone sax
    Eddie Floyd – Vocals
    Isaac Hayes – piano
    Al Jackson, Jr. – drums

Memphis, TN, July 13, 1966,
December 27, 1966

tracks list:

A1 Knock On Wood 2:55
A2 Something You Got 2:54
A3 But It's Alright 2:48
A4 I Stand Accused 3:17
A5 If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody 2:45
A6 I Don't Want To Cry 2:45
B1 Raise Your Hand 2:20
B2 Got To Make A Comeback 2:35
B3 634-5789 3:04
B4 I've Just Been Feeling Bad 2:35
B5 High-Heel Sneakers 2:35
B6 Warm And Tender Love 3:30


vendredi 1 avril 2016


CADET RECORDS 1969                                      LPS 827  

credits :
 Bass – Cleveland Eaton
    Guitar – Phil Upchurch (tracks: A2, A5, B1)
    Kalimba – Maurice White (tracks: B3)
    Percussion – Maurice White
    Producer, Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Recorded 1969 at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago:   10,12,13 and May 14
Engineer – Stu Black

tracks list:

A1 If You've Got It, Flaunt It (Part I)
Written-By – Eaton*, White*, Lewis*
A2 Wanderin' Rose
Written-By – Neal Creque
A3 How Beautiful Is Spring
Written-By – E. Harris*
A4 Do What You Wanna
Written-By – Ramsey Lewis
A5 My Cherie Amour
Written-By – Cosby*, Wonder*, Moy*
B1 Bold And Black
Written-By – E. Harris*
B2 Opus V
Written-By – Charles Stepney
B3 Uhuru
Written-By – Eaton*, White*
B4 Cecile
Written-By – Cleveland Eaton
B5 If You've Got It, Flaunt It (Part II)
Written-By – Eaton*, White*, Lewis*