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 29 juillet 2017


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1967               BST 84263


 Lou Donaldson - alto saxophone
    Melvin Lastie - cornet (#1-5)
    Lonnie Smith - organ
    George Benson - guitar
    Leo Morris - drums

Recorded     April 7, 1967
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
engineer Rudy Van Gelder

track list:

 A1     Alligator Bogaloo
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 6:45
A2     One Cylinder
Written-By – Freddie McCoy 6:40
A3     The Thang
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 5:45
B1     Aw Shucks!
Written-By – Lonnie Smith 7:15
B2     Rev. Moses
Written-By – Lou Donaldson 6:20
B3     I Want A Little Girl
Written-By – Moll*, Mencher 4:25

mercredi 26 juillet 2017


COLUMBIA RECORDS 1962                              CS 8561  

The Electrifying Aretha Franklin is the third studio album 
by Aretha Franklin for Columbia Records in 1962. 


Recorded: July 11, 1961; August 16, 1961; 

November 7, 1961; December 21, 1961; 
January 25, 1962
at Columbia Recording Studios 
799, Seventh Avenue, New York


 John H. Hammond, Richard Wess

tracks list:

A1 You Made Me Love You 2:18
A2 I Told You So 2:43
A3 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody 2:21
A4 Nobody Like You 2:20
A5 Exactly Like You 2:35
A6 It's So Heartbreakin' 2:40
B1 Rough Lover 2:52
B2 Blue Holiday 2:58
B3 Just For You 2:23
B4 That Lucky Old Sun 3:37
B5 I Surrender, Dear 2:44
B6 Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive 2:17


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                     SD 8207


    Aretha Franklin - vocals, piano
    Carolyn Franklin - background vocals
    Charnessa Jones - background vocals
    Wyline Ivey - background vocals
    Jerry Weaver - guitar
    Gary Illingworth - piano
    George Davidson - drums
    Ron Jackson - trumpet
    David Squire - baritone saxophone
    Donald "Buck" Waldon - tenor saxophone
    Donald Townes - trumpet
    Little John Wilson - trumpet
    Miller Brisker - tenor saxophone
    Rene Pitts - trombone
    Rodderick Hicks - bass
    Russell Conway - trumpet
    Conductor – Donald Townes

Recorded live at "the Olympia Theatre"
May 7, 1968 Paris, France
Engineer Recording – Jean-Michel Poudubois

Production Associate – Bernard de Bosson, Frank Fenter
Supervised By – Jerry Wexler  

tracks list:

 A1     (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Written-By – Mick Jagger & Keith Richard 2:35
A2     Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White 2:22
A3     Soul Serenade
Written-By – Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon 2:30
A4     Night Life
Written-By – Paul Buskirk, Walt Breeland, Willie Nelson 3:10
A5     Baby, I Love You
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon 2:39
A6     Groovin'
Written-By – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere 2:45
A7     (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Written-By – Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Jerry Wexler 2:37
B1     Come Back Baby
Written-By – Ray Charles 2:29
B2     Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business)
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White 2:18
B3     Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
Written-By – Aretha Franklin, Ted White 2:47
B4     I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon 2:47
B5     Chain Of Fools
Written-By – Don Covay 2:45
B6     Respect
Written-By – Otis Redding 2:26

dimanche 23 juillet 2017


CADET RECORDS 1970                              LPS 844


Drums – Morris Jennings
Electric Bass [Fender] – Cleveland Eaton
Electric Guitar [Fender] – Phil Upchurch
Engineer – Reice Hamel
Piano Steinway,Electric Piano 
Fender Rhodes – Ramsey Lewis

Arranged By – Ramsey Lewis

Recorded May 8 & 9, 1970

The Depot, Minneapolis
Engineer – Reice Hamel

tracks list:

A1 Them Changes 6:40
A2 Drown In My Own Tears 7:25
A3 Oh Happy Day 7:10
B1 Do Whatever Sets You Free 7:53
B2 Something 5:15
B3 See The End From The Beginning, Look Afar 6:15
B4 The Unsilent Minority 3:45

samedi 22 juillet 2017

RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO An Hour With The Ramsey Lewis Trio

ARGO RECORDS 1959                                       LP645


Bass – El Dee Young*
Drums – Red Holt
Piano – Ramsey Lewis

Producer – Dave Usher

Recorded April 22, 1959 at Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago.

Engineer [Recording] – Malcolm Chisholm
Mastered By [Mastering Engineer] – Douglas Brand

tracks list:

A1 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise 7:38
A2 C. C. Rider 2:38
A3 Love For Sale 4:22
A4 I Had The Craziest Dream / I Know Why 6:39
A5 It Ain't Necessarily So 4:40
A6 I Love Paris 2:10
B1 The Way You Look Tonight 8:07
B2 Song Of India 2:51
B3 Consider The Source 4:00
B4 The Ruby And The Pearl 5:50
B5 Walls Of Jericho 3:26
B6 Angel Eyes 5:00

lundi 17 juillet 2017


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                             SD 1537     

This memorable impromptu session arose at the 
1969 Montreux festival when tenor saxophonist
Eddie Harris and trumpeter Benny Bailey
joined Les McCann's working trio.    

Les McCann, piano
Eddie Harris, electric tenor saxophone
Benny Bailey, trumpet
Leroy Vinnegar, double bass
Donald Dean, drums

recorded at:
"Montreux Jazz Festival", "Casino De Montreux", 
Switzerland, June 21, 1969


A1. Compared to What? - by Eugene McDaniels
A2. Cold Duck Time - by Eddie Harris
A3. Kathleen's Theme - by Les McCann   
B1. You Got It In Your Soulness
B2. The Generation Gap

samedi 15 juillet 2017


STONE GROOVE RECORDS 1974            LS 4351

 arranged and conducted by Fernando Gumbs,
Roger Hogan, Liyod Smith

tracks list:

A1 Ship On 3:14
A2 Surer Than Yesterday 3:43
A3 Ode To Freddie Harris 3:53
A4 I Love You Baby 2:42
A5 Can’t Get Over You 4:07
B1 Our Sweet Refrain 3:19
B2 Sad Man 2:55
B3 Bird Song 3:10
B4 The Sweetest Life’s The Life Of A Lover 2:49
B5 Time Rolls On 3:42


INVICTUS RECORDS                                 ST-7301


 Lead vocals by Freda Payne
Backing vocals by Scherrie Payne, Telma Hopkins,
Joyce Vincent Wilson, and Pamela Vincent
Instrumentation by the Funk Brothers and others
Bass: Bob Babbitt
Guitars: Dennis Coffey, Eddie Willis, 
Ray Monette, and Ray Parker, Jr.
Keyboards: Johnny Griffth
Drums: Uriel Jones
 Percussion: Jack Ashford
Electric sitar: Vinnie Bell

    Engineer [Recording] – L. T. Horn
    Mastered By – Dennis*
    Producer – Holland-Dozier-Holland
    Supervised By – William Weatherspoon

tracks list:

 A1 Band Of Gold
Written-By – E. Wayne*, R. Dunbar*
A2 I Left Some Dreams Back There
Written-By – Norma Toney, R. Dunbar*
A3 Deeper & Deeper
Written-By – E. Wayne*, Norma Toney, R. Dunbar*
A4 Rock Me In The Cradle
Written-By – General Johnson, Gregg Perry, R. Dunbar*
A5 Unhooked Generation
Written-By – E. Wayne*, R. Dunbar*
A6     Love On Borrowed Time
Written-By – William Weatherspoon
B1 Through The Memory Of My Mind
Written-By – William Weatherspoon
B2 This Girl Is A Woman Now
Written-By – Alan Bernstein, Victor Millrose*
B3 The World Don't Owe You A Thing
Written-By – Holland-Dozier*
B4 Now Is The Time To Say Goodbye
Written-By – Scherrie Payne
B5 Happy Heart
Written-By – Wayne P. Walker*
B6 The Easiest Way To Fall
Written-By – E. Wayne*, R. Dunbar*, Scheerie Lavette*


FREDA PAYNE After The Lights Go Down Low And Much More!!!

IMPULSE RECORDS 1963                         AS 53 


Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Manny Albam
 (tracks: A1 to A6)
    Bass – Art Davis
    Drums – Gus Johnson (tracks: A1 to A6),
Walter Perkins (tracks: B1 to B6)
    Guitar – Jim Hall (tracks: B1 to B6)
    Piano – Hank Jones
    Saxophone [Alto] – Phil Woods
    Saxophone [Baritone] – Sol Schlinger (tracks: A1 to A6)
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Seldon Powell (tracks: A1 to A6),
 Zoot Sims (tracks: A1 to A6)
    Trombone – Al Raph* (tracks: A1 to A6),
 Bob Brookmeyer (tracks: A1 to A6), 
Quentin Jackson (tracks: A1 to A6)
    Trumpet – Al Derisi* (tracks: A1 to A6),
 Ernie Royal (tracks: A1 to A6),
 Jimmy Nottingham (tracks: A1 to A6),
 Nick Travis (tracks: A1 to A6)
    Vocals – Freda Payne

Recorded in N.Y.C. 17-19 September, 1963. 
 Engineer – Bob Simpson
Producer – Bob Thiele

track list:

A1     After The Lights Go Down Low     3:23
A2     Sweet Pumpkin     2:56
A3     Blue Piano     2:48
A4     The Things We Love To Do     2:32
A5     Awaken My Lonely One     2:07
A6     Sweet September     2:33
B1     I Cried For You     3:58
B2     'Round Midnight     4:30
B3     Out Of This World     3:10
B4     Lonely Woman     3:53
B5     I Wish I Knew     3:50
B6     It's Time     1:53

jeudi 13 juillet 2017




Helyne Stewart  vocal
Teddy Edwards  tenor sax,
Art Pepper  alto sax,
Jack Sheldon trumpet,
Frank Rosolino  trombone,
Pete Jolly  piano,
Leroy Vinnegar  bass.

Recording Date
August 21, 1961 & August 22, 1961

tracks list:

1 Love Is Here to Stay
George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
2 I Hadn't Anyone Till You
Ray Noble   
3 My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Cole Porter
4 That Old Feeling
Lew Brown / Sammy Fain
5 his Love of Mine
Henry W. Sanicola, Jr. / Sol Parker / Frank Sinatra
6 The Man I Love
George Gershwin / Ira Gershwin
7 Why Don't You Do Right?
Joe McCoy
8 How Deep Is the Ocean?
Irving Berlin
9 Easy to Love
Cole Porter   
10 Besame Mucho
Sunny Skylar / Consuelo Velázquez   
11 My Silent Love
Edward Heyman / Dana Suesse    
12 This Can't Be Love
Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers

mercredi 12 juillet 2017


TUBA RECORDS 1965                                LP 5001 


Bass – George Duvivier
    Congas – Willie Rodrigues*
    Drums – William "Peppy" Hinnant
    Organ – Milt Harris (tracks: A1, A3 to B5)
    Piano – Wynton Kelly (tracks: A2 to B1, B3, B4)
    Vibraphone, Marimba – Johnny Lytle
Producer – Orrin Keepnews

New York, prob. December 30, 1964
Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d);
Johnny Lytle (vib,mar); Willie Rodriguez (cga).

    a. The Loop (Johnny Lytle)
    b. Possum Grease (Johnny Lytle)
    c. Hot Sauce (Johnny Lytle)

New York, prob. mid 1965
Wynton Kelly (p); Bob Cranshaw (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); 
Johnny Lytle (vib,mar); Willie Rodriguez (cga).

    d. The More I See You (Gordon/Warren)

Same, add Milt Harris (org).

    e. The Man (Johnny Lytle)
    f. Time After Time (Styne/Cahn)
    g. Big Bill (Johnny Lytle)
    h. Cristo Redentor (Duke Pearson)
    i. The Shyster (Johnny Lytle)
    j. My Romance (Rodgers/Hart)
tracks list:

A1 The Loop     2:17    
A2 The More I See You     4:17    
A3 The Man     2:38    
A4 Time After Time     4:25    
A5 Big Bill     3:49    
B1 Possum Grease     2:09    
B2 Cristo Redentor     4:39    
B3 The Shyster     3:04    
B4 My Romance     3:59    
B5 Hot Sauce     2:20


TUBA RECORDS 1966                                       LP 5002 

New and Groovy is the eighth album led by American jazz 
vibraphonist Johnny Lytle which was 
recorded in 1966 for the Tuba label


Bass – George Duvivier
    Conga – Montego Joe
    Drums – Jimmy Cobb, William "Peppy" Hinnant
    Organ – Milt Harris
    Piano – Wynton Kelly
      Vibes – Johnny Lytle
  Producer – Orrin Keepnews

Recorded January 21 & 22, 1966
New York City

Wynton Kelly (p); Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b);
William "Peppy" Hinnant (d); Johnny Lytle (vib); 
Roger Sanders (cga) [aka Montego Joe (cga)]. 

    a. Too Close For Comfort (Weiss/Bock/Holofcener)
    b. Summertime (Gershwin/Heyward)
same, Roger Sanders out. 
    c. The Shadow Of Your Smile (Mandel/Webster)                             
Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b); William "Peppy" Hinnant (d);
Johnny Lytle (vib); Roger Sanders [aka Montego Joe] (cga). 
    d. The Snapper (Johnny Lytle)
same, add Wynton Kelly (p).
    e. El Marcel  (Johnny Lytle)
New York, January 22, 1966
Wynton Kelly (p); Milt Harris (org); George Duvivier (b);
Jimmy Cobb (d); Johnny Lytle (vib);
Roger Sanders [aka Montego Joe] (cga).
    f. Selim (Johnny Lytle)
    g. Come And Get It (Johnny Lytle)
same, Roger Sanders (tamb).
    h. The Pulpit (Johnny Lytle)
same, tamb out.
    i. Chanukah (Johnny Lytle)
    j. Screamin' Loud (Johnny Lytle)

tracks list:

 A1 The Snapper     2:15   
A2 Summertime     4:11   
A3 Selim     3:29   
A4 The Sadow Of Your Smile     3:36   
A5 Come And Get It     4:15   
B1 The Pulpit     3:57   
B2 Too Close For Comfort     3:45   
B3 Chanukah     2:26   
B4 Screamin' Loud     2:42   
B5 El Marcel     3:53

samedi 1 juillet 2017


AM RECORDS 1966                                         SP 4120


Producer – Herb Alpert (tracks: A1), Marshal Leib
 (tracks: B4), Tommy LiPuma
Engineer – Bruce Botnick

tracks list:

A1 Time After Time
A2 I Wish You Love
A3 Sunny
A4 Keep Talkin'
A5 Our Day Will Come
A6 The Girl From Ipanema
B1 Lil' Red Riding Hood
B2 Going Out Of My Head
B3 What A Diff'rence A Day Made
B4 Elena
B5 Yesterday
B6 Just Friends


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1974                              P 10087 


    Allen DeRienzo, Snooky Young (trumpet) 
Eugene Barr (tenor sax) 
Bill Green, Jackie Kelso, Jay Migliori (reeds) 
Bobby Watley (keyboards) 
Billy Fender, Rudy Turner (guitar) 
William Simmons (bass) 
Michael Hughes, Earl Permer (drums) 
Cecil Hunt (congas) 
George Bohanon (Trombone)
Billie Barnum, James Gilstrap, August Johnson, 
Gregory Matta, Julia Tillman, Edna Wright (vocals) 
David Axelrod (arranger, conductor)

July to September 1974 at Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California
Engineer  Eddie Harris
Mixed By  David Axelrod, Eddie Harris*
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor  David Axelrod

tracks list:

A1 It Ain't The Spotlight 4:47
Written-By  Barry Goldberg, Gerry Goffin
A2 Priced To Sell 5:21
A3 God Only Knows 4:10
B1 Where Are We Going 4:20
B2 Gimme Some Lovin' 3:06
B3 Somewhere In My Mind 3:11
B4 The Girl Of My Dreams 4:15


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1972                              PR 10043


  Art Direction – Tony Lane
    Congas – Cecil Hunt
    Drums – Jimmy Munford
    Guitar – Steve Weakley
    Organ – Bobby Watley
  Saxophone [Tenor] – Eugene Barr
   Other [Cover Art] – Phil Carroll
    Other [Supervision] – Ozzie Cadena
    Photography [Back Cover] – Al Johnson

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
March 18, 1972
  Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder

tracks listing:
A1 Chicken Lickin'     5:41    
A2 Running Way     6:30    
A3 They Trying To Get Me     4:30    
B1 The Better Half     6:35    
B2 Let's Make Peace And Stop The War
    Vocals – Bobby Watley, Jimmy Munford 5:45    
B3 Jung Bungo     6:20