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...."

samedi 24 septembre 2016


SOUL RECORDS 1966                                      SS 702


The original line up consisted of
Jr. Walker tenor sax
Willie Woods bass,
Vic Thomas organ,
Billy Nix drums.

Producer – Harvey Fuqua

tracks list:

A1 Good Rockin'    2:55   
A2 Hewbie Steps Out    2:58   
A3 Shake Everything    2:57   
A4 Everybody Get Together    4:28   
A5 Mark Anthony (Speaks)    2:48   
A6 Us    2:23   
B1 Moonlight In Vermont    3:30   
B2 Decidedly    2:15   
B3 Eight Hour Drag    3:07   
B4 Brainwasher    2:45   
B5 Three Four Three    2:47   
B6 Satan's Blues    4:21


TAMLA RECORDS 1965                                             TS-258 

How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You is the sixth studio album
released by soul music artist Marvin Gaye, released in 1965


 Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
 Background vocals by Martha and the Vandellas,
The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Andantes
 Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

Recorded 1964, Hitsville, USA, Detroit, Michigan
track list:

      A1        You're A Wonderful One
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland 2:42   
A2        How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:57   
A3        Try It Baby
Written-By – Berry Gordy, Jr.* 2:54   
A4        Baby Don't You Do It
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:33   
A5        Need Your Lovin' (Want You Back)
Written-By – Paul*, Gaye* 2:22   
A6        One Of These Days
Written-By – Wm. Stevenson* 2:56   
B1        No Good Without You
Written-By – Wm. Stevenson* 2:37   
B2        Stepping Closer To Your Heart
Written-By – Fuqua*, Gaye* 2:46   
B3        Need Somebody
Written-By – Wm. Stevenson* 2:50   
B4        Me And My Lonely Room
Written-By – Norman Whitfield 2:50   
B5        Now That You've Won Me
Written-By – Wm. Stevenson* 2:33   
B6        Forever
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*


vendredi 23 septembre 2016


KENT RECORDS 1969                                 KST 531 


produced by : Mike Akopoff
engineers: BillLazerus and Wally Heider
recorded at studio Custom Records MFG. co.

tracks listing:
A1 I'm A Drifter       
A2 Funky Broadway       
A3 Let's Go Get Stoned       
A4 Push Me       
A5 The Letter       
A6 I Cried       
B1 Feel So Bad       
B2 Everyday I Have The Blues       
B3 Mellow Together       
B4 Going To Chicago       
B5 Confessin' The Blues       
B6 Tomorrow

jeudi 22 septembre 2016


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                              PRS7758 


Virgil Jones (trumpet) 
Houston Person (tenor saxophone) 
Charles Earland (organ) 
Melvin Sparks (guitar) 
Idris Muhammad (drums) 
Buddy Caldwell (congas)

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, 
NJ, December 15, 1969.
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 Black Talk
Written-By – Earland
A2 The Mighty Burner
Congas [Conga] – Buddy Caldwell
Written-By – Earland
A3 Here Comes Charlie
Written-By – Earland
B1 Aquarius
Written-By – MacDermot, Ragni, Rado
B2 More Today Than Yesterday
Congas [Conga] – Buddy Caldwell
Written-By – Upton


WORLD PACIFIC  RECORDS                       WPS 21837


Congas – Ernest Nabetoo
    Drums – Jesse Kilpatrick, Mel Brown (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B4)
    Guitar – Hank Swarn (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B4), James Daniels
    Organ – Billy Larkin
    Producer, Engineer – Richard Bock

tracks list:

A1 Hole In The Wall
A2 Little Mama
A3 Soul Beat
A4 And I Love Her
A5 A Taste Of Honey
A6 The "In" Crowd
B1 Hot Sauce
B2 In The Midnight Hour
B3 Blue Satin
B4 Dallas Blues
B5 Hot Toddy
B6 Agent Double-O-Soul


IMPERIAL RECORDS 1968                             LP-12409 

The Packers were an American soul group formed by tenor saxophonist
 Charles "Packy" Axton, who was the son of Stax Records part-owner 
Estelle Axton. Axton was a former member of the Mar-Keys;and
Al Jackson Jr., Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper  
Leon Haywood (on organ) was among those who played on the group's records.

Arranged By, Producer, Liner Notes – Magnificent Montague
Art Direction – Woody Woodward

tracks list:

A1 Soul Concerto No. 1
Written-By – N. Nathan*
A2 Ta Ta Baby
Written-By – N. Nathan*
A3 A Tear And A Smile
Written By – T. Martin
A4 Come Here My Love
Written-By – R. Roker*
A5 Amore D'Estate (Summer Love)
Written By – T. Martin
A6 Chili Of Soul
Written By – T. Martin
B1 Endless Memories
Written-By – N. Nathan*
B2 Unborn Tomorrow
Written-By – R. Roker*
B3 Tresa
Written By – T. Martin
B4 Mia Cara, Mia Cara (My Dear, My Dear)
Written By – T. Martin
B5 Enchillada Soul
Written-By – B. Womack*, R. Grier*
B6 Soul Serenade
Written-By – T. Catalon*


mardi 20 septembre 2016


  TAMLA RECORDS  1962                                    TM -239  

That Stubborn Kinda Fellow is an album by Marvin Gaye, released on the
 Tamla label in 1962. The LP yielded several hit singles including 
"Stubborn Kind of Fellow", "Hitch Hike" and"Pride and Joy" and helped
 to establish Marvin as a rising star on the R&B music scene.An unreleased single,
 "Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)", became a popular
standard and was later covered by British singer Paul Young and his version 
became a hit in the UK in 1982.

Recorded 1962, Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Producer William "Mickey" Stevenson

Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
Background vocals by Martha and the Vandellas, The Rayber Voices, 
The Love Tones, The Temptations, The 

Supremes, and The Andantes
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
Produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson

tracks listing:

A1     Stubborn Kinda Fella
Written-By – Berry Gordy, Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson   
A2     Pride & Joy
Written-By – Gaye*, Whitfield*, Stevenson*   
A3     Hitch Hike
Written-By – Paul*, Gaye*, Stevenson*   
A4     Get My Hands On Some Lovin'
Written-By – Gaye*, Stevenson*   
A5     Wherever I Lay My Hat
Written-By – Gaye*, Whitfield*   
B1     Soldier's Plea
Written-By – Williams*, Gordy*, Stevenson*   
B2     It Hurt Me Too
Written-By – Gaye*, Stevenson*   
B3     Taking My Time
Written-By – Gordy*, Stevenson*   
B4     Hello There Angel
Written-By – Gordy*, Stevenson*
B5     I'm Yours, You're Mine
 Written-By – Berry Gordy, Stevenson*


Artisan Home Entertainment ‎– 13780

MAY 2002


Backing Vocals – Carla Benson, Cherokee Pree, Dawn Blandford,
Delbert Nelson, John Ingram, Keith Benson, Kizzy Jester, Misty Love
Bass – Bob Babbitt
Cello – Anthony Pirollo, Richard Hotchkiss
Choir – IDMR Detroit Choir, The
Congas – Treaty Womack
Drums – Richard Allen, Uriel Jones
Flute – Angela Falco, Dayna Hartwick, Tom Scott
French Horn – Joe Buono, Ted Greenberg, Virginia Cunningham
Guitar – Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky*, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina
Keyboards – Dee Pappas, Joe Hunter, Johnny Griffith, Rudy Robinson
Liner Notes – Allan Slutsky, Harry Weinger
Percussion – Jack Ashford
Saxophone – Ernest Rodgers*, Kasuku Mafia*,
Michael Pedicin*, Ron Kerber, Tom Scott, Bill Zaccagni*
Trombone – Edward Gooch, Ron Kischuk
Trumpet – Evan Solot, Marcus Belgrave, Maurice Davis
Vibraphone – Jack Ashford
Viola – David Giles, Davis Barnett
Violin – Florence Rosensweig, Igor Szwec, Larry Abramovitz,
Luigi Mazzochi, Madeline Cabano, Olga Konopelski*, Orest Artymiw

Producer – Allan Slutsky (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15),
Harry Weinger (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15),
Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier (tracks: 1.4, 1.10),
Ted Greenberg (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15)

tracks list:

Tracklist Hide Credits
        Original Soundtrack Album
1-1     –Funk Brothers, The With Joan Osborne     (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave     3:01
1-2     –Funk Brothers, The With Meshell Ndegeocello*     You've Really Got A Hold On Me     3:28
1-3     –Funk Brothers, The With Bootsy Collins     Do You Love Me     3:21
1-4     –Funk Brothers, The     Bernadette Bass – James JamersonVoice – Levi Stubbs* 3:16
1-5     –Funk Brothers, The With Gerald Levert     Reach Out I'll Be There     3:16
1-6     –Funk Brothers, The With Ben Harper     Ain't No Proud To Beg     3:00
1-7     –Funk Brothers, The With Gerald Levert     Shotgun     3:11
1-8     –Funk Brothers, The With Joan Osborne     What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted     4:23
1-9     –Funk Brothers, The With Ben Harper     I Heard It Through The Grapevine     3:49
1-10     –Funk Brothers, The     You Keep Me Hangin' On Guitar – Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Robert White 3:16
1-11     –Funk Brothers, The With Bootsy Collins     Cool Jerk     3:00
1-12     –Funk Brothers, The With Meshell Ndegeocello     Cloud Nine Lead Vocals [Additional] – John Ingram 4:41
1-13     –Funk Brothers, The With Chaka Khan     What's Going On     4:00
1-14     –Funk Brothers, The With Chaka Khan & Montell Jordan    
Band Introduction / Ain't No Mountain High Enough MC – Jay Butler  4:58
1-15     –Earl Van Dyke     The Flick     4:11

Bonus Tracks

1-16     –John Lee Hooker     Boom Boom     2:32
1-17     –Jackie Wilson     (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher     2:59
1-18     –Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band*     Scorpio     4:04

        In The Snakepit: Naked Instrumental Remixes Of The Original Hits
2-1     –Bootsy Collins     "Funk Brothers In The House" Voice – Bootsy Collins 0:13
2-2     –Funk Brothers, The     Standing In The Shadows Of Love     3:21
2-3     –Joe Hunter     Dialogue: Joe Hunter , In The Beginning Interviewee – Joe Hunter 0:31
2-4     –Funk Brothers, The     The One Who Really Loves You     2:28
2-5     –Funk Brothers, The     Pride And Joy Backing Vocals – The Vandellas, 2:12
2-6     –Robert White     Dialogue: Robert White Invents A Classic Interviewee – Robert White 0:38
2-7     –Funk Brothers, The     My Girl     3:04
2-8     –Funk Brothers, The     Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart     3:30
2-9     –Earl Van Dyke Quartet, The*     Don't Mess With Bill (Live At The 20 Grand Club)     3:14
2-10     –Funk Brothers, The     The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game     2:55
2-11     –Eddie Willis, Uriel Jones & Jack Ashford    
Dialogue: Eddie, Uriel And Jack, Speaking The "Language"
Interviewee – Eddie Willis, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones 0:23
2-12     –Funk Brothers, The     I Second That Emotion     3:03
2-13     –Funk Brothers, The     I Was Made To Love Her     2:57
2-14     –Richard "Pistol" Allen*     Dialogue: "Pistol" Picks Up The Beat
nterviewee – Richard Allen 0:18
2-15     –Funk Brothers, The     I Heard It Through The Grapevine     3:04
2-16     –Funk Brothers, The     Home Cookin'     3:25
2-17     –Funk Brothers, The     For Once In My Life     3:03
2-18     –Jack Ashford     Dialogue: Jack In The Club Groove
Interviewee – Jack Ashford 0:29
2-19     –Funk Brothers, The     I Can't Get Next To You     2:46
2-20     –Funk Brothers, The     It's A Shame     3:30
2-21     –Funk Brothers, The     Ain't No Mountain High Enough     6:39
2-22     –Eddie Willis     Dialogue: Eddie Takes It To The Bridge
Interviewee – Eddie Willis 1:02
2-23     –Funk Brothers, The     Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)     3:12
2-24     –Lamont Dozier     Dialogue: Lamont Dozier: Feeling The Funk, Brother
Interviewee – Lamont Dozier 0:29
        Bonus Track
2-25     –Temptations, The & James Jamerson     You're My Everything
Bass – James JamersonVocals – Temptations, The

mediafire DVD 

lundi 19 septembre 2016


EXCELLO RECORDS 1972                             DBL 28025

Various artists
2 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

Tracks list:

A1     –Lightning Slim     Goin' Home     2:40
A2     –Lightning Slim     Just Made Twenty-One     2:13
A3     –Lonesome Sundown     My Home Is A Prison     3:05
A4     –Little Al     No Jive     3:00
A5     –Little Al     Little Lean Woman     2:01
A6     –Blue Charlie     Don't Bring Me No Friend     2:47
A7     –Lazy Lester     Tell Me Pretty Baby     2:20
A8     –Lonesome Sundown     Gonna Stick To You Baby     2:03
B1     –Lightning Slim     Nothin' But The Devil     2:57
B2     –Slim Harpo     Bobby Sox Baby     1:45
B3     –Slim Harpo     Snoopin' Around     2:15
B4     –Jimmy Anderson (4)     Frankie & Johnny     3:08
B5     –Silas Hogan     Everybody Needs Somebody     2:30
B6     –Tabby Thomas     Hoodoo Party     2:24
B7     –Whispering Smith     Live Jive     2:05
B8     –Willie Baker     Don't Let Nobody Know     2:36
C1     –Gladiolas, The     Little Darlin'     2:12
C2     –Gladiolas, The     Sweetheart Please Don't Go     2:13
C3     –Crescendos*     Oh Julie     2:35
C4     –Lillian Offitt     Miss You So     2:13
C5     –Guitar Gable     This Should Go On Forever     2:45
C6     –Warren Storm     Prisoner's Song     2:53
C7     –Warren Storm     Mama Mama Mama Look What Your Little Boy's Done     2:16
C8     –Slim Harpo     Rainin' In My Heart     2:45
D1     –Shy Guy Douglas     She's My Kinda Girl     2:45
D2     –Blues Rockers*     Calling All Cows     2:42
D3     –Jerry McCain And His Upstarts     Things Ain't Right     2:46
D4     –Arthur Gunter     She's Mine, All Mine     2:21
D5     –Clarence Samuels     Chicken Hearted Woman     2:44
D6     –Little Sonny     Love Shock     2:00
D7     –Baby Boy Warren     Chuc-a-luck     3:00
D8     –Robert Garrett     Quit My Drinkin'     2:42

zippy in two part




STAX RECORDS 1967                                         SD 8156 

credits and sessions recording:

    Emile Hall, Leroy Monroe (tp) Anthony Dorsey, Norman "Sly" Sellers (tb) 
Charles Farley (ts) unknown (4 sax, p, org)

Lee Royal Hadley (g) unknown (el-b) Clyde Williams (d) Joe Tex (vo)
 unknown (3 female voice)
Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, February 1, 1967?
11585    Don't Give Up
Joe Tex (vo) and others
Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, February 11, 1967
12398    Show Me
same personnel
Tennessee?, July 6, 1967?
12718    A Woman's Hands
unknown (tp, sax, hca) Booker T. Jones (tb?) Tedford (as) J.P. (bars) 
Bobby Emmons (p) Reggie Young (lead g) Lee

Royal Hadley (rhythm g) Mike Leech (el-b) Clyde Williams (d)
 Joe Tex (vo) and others
Memphis, TN, September 13, 1967
13076    Skinny Legs And All
Emile Hall (tp) Charles Farley (ts) Lee Royal Hadley (g) Clyde Williams (d) 
Joe Tex (vo) and others
Columbia Studios, Nashville, TN, November 2, 1967
13418    Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
13419    Get Out Of My Life, Woman
13420    Wooden Spoon
13421    That's Life
13422    Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
13423    You're Gonna Thank Me, Woman
13424    Papa Was, Too


tracks list:

A1         Show Me     3:07   
A2         Do Right Woman - Do Right Man     2:54   
A3         Get Out Of My Life, Woman     2:57   
A4         Wooden Spoon     2:58   
A5         That's Life     3:50   
B1         Love Is A Hurtin' Thing     2:22   
B2         Don't Give Up     3:07   
B3         A Woman's Hands     3:28   
B4         You're Gonna Thank Me, Woman     2:00   
B5         Papa Was, Too     2:54   
B6         Skinny Legs And All     3:10   

jeudi 15 septembre 2016


LIMELIGHT RECORDS 1966          LS 86037

Today's Sounds - Live at the London House -
Limelight LS 86037 -  Original Mercury Pressing


 Gene Harris - Piano
Andrew Simpkins - Bass
Kalil Madi - Drums

Recorded live at The London House, Chicago, February 1966.
Produced by Jack Tracy
Engineer: Jerry De Clercq

tracks list:

A1 Downtown
Written-By – T. Hatch*
A2 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You
Written-By – A. Razaf*, D. Redman*
A3 The Way I Feel
Written-By – G. Harris*
A4 The Good Life
Written-By – J. Reardon*, S. Distel*
A5 Mohair Sam
Written-By – D. Frazier*
B1 Simple Simon
Written-By – G. Harris*
B2 A.M. Blues
Written-By – Ray Brown
B3 Old Folks
Written-By – D. Hill*, W. Robinson*
B4 Goodnight Ladies
Adapted By – G. Harris*


ARGO RECORDS 1965                                        LP  759

CADET RECORDS                                                 LPS759

Musty Rusty is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson 
recorded for the Cadet label in 1965 and performed by 
Donaldson with Bill Hardman, Billy Gardner, Grant Green, 
and Ben Dixon.


Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson
Drums – Ben Dixon
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – Billy Gardner
Trumpet – Bill Hardman

Producer, Supervised By – Esmond Edwards
June 3, 1965 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

tracks listing:

A1 Musty Rusty
Written-By – Lou Donaldson
A2 Midnight Sun
Written-By – Lionel Hampton, J. Francis Burke*
A3 Hipty Hop
Written-By – Lou Donaldson
B1 The Space Walk
Written-By – Ben Dixon
B2 Ha' Mercy
Written-By – Lou Donaldson
B3 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
Written-By – Luis Guglielmi, Mack David, Marcel Ageron

mercredi 14 septembre 2016


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1968                        BST 84280


Lou Donaldson - Alto Sax,
Blue Mitchell - Trumpet,
George Benson - Guitar,
Lonnie Smith - Organ,
Leo Morris aka Idris Muhammad - Drums.

recorded at:

Van gelder studio Englewood Cliffs,
 New Jersey: March 15, 1968
Producer: Francis Wolff
Engineer: Rudy Van Gelder

tracks listing:

A1     Midnight Creeper 6:25
A2     Love Power 7:45
A3     Elizabeth 5:32
B1     Bag Of Jewels 9:35
B2     Dapper Dan  6:28


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