GROOVE ADDICT : août 2017


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...."

jeudi 31 août 2017


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1973                              SD 1659


Eddie Harris - tenor saxophone, varitone, piano, electric piano, vocals
Ronald Muldrow - guitar, guitorgan
Rufus Reid electric bass, bass
Billy James - drums, bongos

Recorded December 16 & 17, 1973
Paragon Studios, Chicago
Engineer [Recording & Re-mix] – Bruce Swedien

tracks list

A1 Funkaroma
Written-By – Billy James, Eddie Harris, Ronald Muldrow, Rufus Reid
A2 Happy Gemini
Written-By – Sara E. Harris
A3 Is It In
Written-By – Ronald Muldrow
A4 It's War
Written-By – Billy James, Eddie Harris, Ronald Muldrow
A5 Space Commercial
Written-By – Billy James, Eddie Harris, Ronald Muldrow
B1 Look Ahere
Written-By – Sara E. Harris
B2 These Lonely Nights
Written-By – Sara E. Harris
B3 House Party Blues
Written-By – Billy James, Eddie Harris, Ronald Muldrow, Rufus Reid
B4 Tranquility & Antagonistic
Written-By – Sara E. Harris


ATO RECORDS 1972                                    SD33-385


Bass – Jerry Jemmott (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, B1, B3, B5)
Drums – Bernard Purdie (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3, B5)
Engineer [Recording] – Gene Paul (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B5), 
Howie Albert (tracks: A5, A6), 
Jimmy Douglass (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B5), Ronnie Albert (tracks: A5, A6)
Guitar – Cornell Dupree (tracks: A1 to A5, B1 to B3, B5)
Performer [The Memphis Horns] – Andrew Love (tracks: A1 to A4), 
Ed Logan (tracks: A1 to A4), 
Jack Hale (tracks: A1 to A4), James Mitchell (tracks: A1 to A4), 
Roger Hopps (tracks: A1 to A4), Wayne Jackson (tracks: A1 to A4)

Producer – Jerry Wexler (tracks: A3, A6, B2, B4), Jimmy Douglass (tracks: B1, B5), 
King Curtis (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, B1, B3 to B5), Mark Meyerson (tracks: B1, B5)
Tenor Saxophone – King Curtis (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5)

All selections recorded were recorded at Atlantic Recording Studios, New York, N.Y. 
except for 
"If I Were A Carpenter" at Juggy Sound Studio, New York, N.Y. 
"Everybody's Talkin'" at Atlantic South-Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida 

tracks list:

A1 Groove Me
Written-By – King Floyd
A2 You're The One
Organ – Jimmy Smith
Piano – Paul Griffin
Written-By – Sylvester Stewart
A3 Honky Tonk
Bass – Chuck Rainey
Drums – Ray Lucas
Organ – Billy Preston
Written-By – Bill Doggett, Billy Butler ,
 Clifford Scott, Shep Shephard
A4 Love The One You're With
Keyboards – Paul Griffin
Soprano Saxophone – King Curtis
Written-By – Stephen Stills
A5 If I Were A Carpenter
Bass – Mervin Bronson
Drums – Kenneth Rice*
Organ – Jimmy Smith
Piano – James Booker
Written-By – Tim Hardin
A6 Everybody's Talkin'
Bass – Harold Cowart
Drums – Tubby Zeigler*
Guitar – Jim O'Rourke*
Organ – Billy Carter
Written-By – Fred Neil
B1 Ridin' Thumb
Arranged By [Vocals] – Bob Lance
Congas – Ralph McDonald*
Organ – Billy Preston
Percussion – Trevor Lawrence
Piano – Richard Tee
Vocals – King Curtis
Written-By – James Seals
B2 Alexander's Ragtime Band
Arranged By [Horns] – Ernie Wilkins
Bass – Chuck Rainey
Drums – Ray Lucas
Horns – Charles Sullivan, Frank Wess, Garnett Brown, 
Joe Newman, Marvin Stamm, Ronnie Cuber, Trevor Lawrence
Piano – Billy Preston
Written-By – Irving Berlin
B3 Central Park
Arranged By – Arif Mardin
Organ – Billy Preston
Piano – Paul Griffin
Saxophone [Saxes] – King Curtis
Written-By – Modeen Broughton
B4 Wet Funk (Low Down And Dirty)
Bass – Mervin Bronson
Drums – Kenneth Rice*
Guitar – Ronnie Miller*
Organ – Billy Preston
Piano – Jimmy Smith
Vocals – King Curtis
Written-By – Modeen Broughton
B5 Ridin' Thumb - Jam
Congas – Ralph McDonald*
Organ – Billy Preston
Percussion – Trevor Lawrence
Piano – Richard Tee
Written-By – James Seals

mardi 29 août 2017


MERCURY RECORDS 1964                         MG 20938


Quincy Jones (leader),
George Dessinger, William J. Slapin, Stanley Webb (ww),
Jerome Richardson (ss, ts), Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis (ts),
Jim Buffington, Morris Secon (frh), Don Elliott (vib, mar, v),
 Jim Hall (g), Art Davis, Milt Hinton (b), Ed Shaughnessy (d),
Theodore Israel, Archie Levin, Harry Lookofsky (vn),
Julien Barber, Alfred Brown, Harold Coletta, David Mankowitz,
David Schwartz, Karen Tuttle (vl),
Maurice Bialkin, Selwart Clarke,
Charles McCracken, Kermit Moore, George Ricci (vc),
Margaret Ross (hrp), Quincy Jones (con)

Strings personnel is based on LP sleeve, which may
or may not refer to session on September 15, 1964 or,
more likely, a collective listing for both sessions.
Don Elliott plays bass marimba on Seaweed.

Golden Boy is listed as (string version) to distinguish
from big band version recorded September 15, 1964.

Recorded June 1964  New York City

tracks list:

A1     Theme From Golden Boy     2:47
A2     The Witching Hour     3:40
A3     Seaweed     2:24
A4     Golden Boy     3:10
A5     Django     4:58
B1     Soul Serenade     3:44
B2     Theme From Golden Boy     3:54
B3     Hard Day's Night     3:24
B4     The Sidewinder     3:40
B5     The Midnight Sun Will Never Set     3:08

mardi 22 août 2017


HI RECORDS 1969                                      SHL 32054


Backing Band – Willie Mitchell Band
    Guitar – Mabon Hodges
    Producer – Willie Mitchell
    Vocals – Don Bryant

tracks list:

A1 She's Looking Good 2:40
A2 (You're A) Wonderful One 2:22
A3 Funky Broadway 2:25
A4 Can I Change My Mind 2:52
A5 Soul Man 2:29
A6 Land Of 1000 Dances 2:05
B1 Slip Away 2:34
B2 For Your Precious Love 3:54
B3 Expressway To Your Heart 2:31
B4 Try Me 3:05
B5 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 2:56
B6 Cry Baby 3:10

vendredi 11 août 2017


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1967               BST 84267 

credits :

Alto Saxophone – James Spaulding
Alto Saxophone, Flute – Jerry Dodgion
Bass – Gene Taylor
Drums – Grady Tate
Piano – Duke Pearson
Tenor Saxophone – Stanley Turrentine
Trombone – Garnett Brown
Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
 NJ, September 13, 1967

track list:

A1 Chili Peppers  7:03   
A2 Make It Good 6:35   
A3  My Love Waits (O Meu Amor Espera) 5:55   
B1Los Malos Hombres  6:30   
B2 Scrap Iron 5:20   
B3 Rotary  6:13


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1968                 BST 84293 


Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Congas – Victor Pantojo*
Congas, Guiro – "Potato" Valdes*
Drums – Mickey Roker
Flute, Flute [Alto] – Jerry Dodgion
Guitar – Al Gafa, Sam Brown (2)
Piano – Duke Pearson
Vibraphone – Bobby Hutcherson

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 

June 24, 1968 and September 11, 1968

tracks list:

A1 The Phantom 10:15
A2  Blues For Alvina Written By – Willie and Alvina Wilson 3:05
A3  Bunda Amerela (Little Yellow Streetcar) 6:05
B1  Los Ojos Alegres (The Happy Eyes) 6:15
B2  Say You're Mine 5:50
B3  The Moana Surf Written By – Jerry Dodgion7:25

mercredi 9 août 2017


CONCORD PICANTE 1989                  CCD-4406-2


Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Gene Burkert
    Bass, Backing Vocals – Tony Banda
    Bongos, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Jose "Papo" Rodriguez
    Congas, Bata, Lead Vocals – Poncho Sanchez
    Piano – Charlie Otwell
    Timbales [Special Guest] – Tito Puente
    Timbales, Drums – Ramon Banda
    Trombone, Backing Vocals – Art Velasco
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Sal Cracchiolo

tracks list:

1 Song For Cal 4:12
2 A Night In London 6:13
3 Mama Guela 5:47
4 Soul Burst 3:33
5 Will You Still Be Mine 5:29
6 Lover, Come Back To Me! 4:03
7 Chile Con Soul 5:05
8 Nueva Charanga 2:35
9 Quieto 5:06
10 Con Migo 4:43
11 Ti-Pon-Pa 4:23
 12 Cold Sweat / Funky Broadway 5:38

mardi 8 août 2017




Poncho Sanchez (vocals, congas, percussion);
Ray Charles (vocals);
Pee Wee Ellis, Scott Martin (tenor saxophone);
Sal Cracchiolo (trumpet);
Fred Wesley (trombone);
David Torres (piano);
Joey DeFrancesco, Billy Preston (Hammond b-3 organ);
Tony Banda (bass instrument, background vocals);
Mongo Santamaria (congas).

tracks list:

1    Hey Bud
    2    Joseito See
    3    Listen Here / Cold Duck
    4    Cuidate Compay        
    5    Chile con Soul
    6    Co Co May May
    7    Ixtapa S
    8    Lip Smacker
    9    Sin Timbal
    10    One Mint Julep
    11    Besame Mama
    12    Watermelon Man 


STAX RECORDS 1966                              S708  
Samuel Moore – vocals
    Dave Prater – vocals
    Booker T. & the MG's and the Mar-Key Horns – instrumentation:
        Booker T. Jones – keyboards
        Steve Cropper – guitar
        Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass guitar
        Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
        Charles "Packy" Axton – tenor saxophone
        Don Nix – saxophone
        Wayne Jackson – trombone, trumpet
        Isaac Hayes – organ

recorded sessions

Memphis, TN, July 27, 1965
    I Take What I Want
Memphis, TN, October 25, 1965
    You Don't Know Like I Know
    Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart)
Memphis, TN, March 8, 1966
    I Got Everything I Need
    Hold On, I'm Comin'
Memphis, TN, August 8, 1966
    If You Got The Loving
    Ease Me
    Don't Make It So Hard On Me
    It's A Wonder
    Don't Help Me Out
    Just Me
    You Got It Made
tracks list:
A1     Hold On, I'm Comin'     2:30
A2     If You Got The Loving     2:30
A3     I Take What I Want     2:35
A4     Ease Me     2:25
A5     I Got Everything I Need     2:53
A6     Don't Make It So Hard On Me     2:45
B1     It's A Wonder     2:38
B2     Don't Help Me Out     2:55
B3     Just Me     2:35
B4     You Got It Made     2:30
B5     You Don't Know Like I Know     2:36
B6     Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart)     2:18

lundi 7 août 2017


STAX RECORDS 1967                                   S725


 Sam Moore - vocals
    Dave Prater - vocals
    Booker T. & the MG's and the Mar-Key Horns
        Booker T. Jones - keyboards
        Steve Cropper - guitar
        Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass guitar
        Al Jackson, Jr. - drums
        Charles "Packy" Axton - tenor saxophone
        Don Nix - saxophone
        Wayne Jackson - trombone, trumpet
        Isaac Hayes - organ

August 10, October 4, 1967
Producer – Isaac Hayes & David Porter

 Design – Loring Eutemey
Photography By [Cover & Back Liner] – Jean-Pierre Leloir 

tracks list:

 A1     Soul Man
Written-By – Isaac Hayes & David Porter 2:36
A2     May I Baby
Written-By – Isaac Hayes & David Porter 2:38
A3     Broke Down Piece Of Man
Written-By – Joe Shamwell, Steve Cropper 2:46
A4     Let It Be Me
Written-By – Gilbert Becaud*, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoe 2:45
A5     Hold It Baby
Written-By – Bonnie Rice 2:35
A6     I'm With You
Written-By – Loman Pauling 2:50
B1     Don't Knock It
Written-By – Isaac Hayes & David Porter 2:28
B2     Just Keep Holding On
Written-By – Alvertis Isbell, Booker T. Jones 2:52
B3     The Good Runs The Bad Way
Written-By – Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson 2:15
B4     Rich Kind Of Poverty
Written-By – Isaac Hayes, Paul Selph 2:13
B5     I've Seen What Loneliness Can Do
Written-By – Allen Jones, Homer Banks 2:58

vendredi 4 août 2017


TETRAGRAMMATON RECORDS 1969               T - 111

 decent, if derivative, soul vocalist, Chicagoan Rhetta Hughes seemed 
about ready to move into the spotlight in 1969, when her remake of the Doors'
 ‘Light My Fire’ made the R&B Top 40. Later, in 1983, she would have a hit 
on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart with ‘Angel Man (G.A.)’. 

Arranged By – Mike Terry*

Artwork By [Album Design] – Jon Echeverrieta
Photography – Gene Brownwell
Producer – Mike Terry, Jo Armstead

tracks list:

A1 Light My Fire 2:53
A2 Baby, I Need Your Loving 3:25
A3 Hip Old Lady On A Honda 2:08
A4 Walk On By 2:53
A5 His Happiness 2:35
A6 Cry Myself To Sleep 2:06
B1 Sooky 2:22
B2 Giving Up My Heartaches 2:24
B3 Gimme Some Of Yours 2:19
B4 You're Doing It With Her 2:45
B5 I Can't Stand Under This Pressure

updated link

mardi 1 août 2017


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1959                           8026


Ruth Brown – vocal with various personnel including
    Ed "Tiger" Lewis, Steve Lipkins, Joe Wilder – trumpet
    Jimmy Cleveland, Richard Harris – trombone
    Jimmy Mitchell, Jerome Richardson – alto saxophone
    Arnett Cobb, King Curtis, Budd Johnson, 
Sam Taylor – tenor saxophone
    Sylvester Thomas – baritone saxophone
    Lee Anderson, Dick Hyman, 
Bu Pleasant, Mike Stoller – piano
    Mickey Baker, Al Caiola, Allen Hanlon, 
Mundell Lowe, Charles Macey – guitar
    Abie Baker, Percy Heath,
 Benny Moten, Lloyd Trotman – bass
    Connie Kay, Joe Marshall, 
Noruddin Zafer – drums
    Jerry Duane, Bob Harter, Artie Malvin, 
Bill Marine, Robert Miller,
   Ralph Nyland, The Rhythmakers, 
Maeretha Stewart – backing vocals


May 7, 1954, March 1, 1955, September 25, 1956,
April 15 and December 5, 1957,
July 30, 1958 and March 7, 1959

tracks list:

 A1     This Little Girl's Gone Rockin'
Written-By – Bobby Darin, Mann Curtis 1:42
A2     Just Too Much
Written-By – Carmen Taylor, Gerald Wexler 2:27
A3     I Hope We Meet (On The Road Some Day)
Written-By – Rudolph Toombs 2:40
A4     Why Me
Written-By – Belford Hendricks, Brook Benton, Ronnie Mack 2:23
A5     Somebody Touched Me
Written-By – Ahmet Ertegun 2:25
A6     When I Get You Baby
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis, Ruth Brown 2:06
B1     Jack O' Diamonds
Written-By – Leiber & Stoller 2:30
B2     I Can't Hear A Word You Say
Written-By – Leiber & Stoller 2:28
B3     One More Time
Written-By – Charles Singleton, Rose Marie McCoy 2:36
B4     Book Of Lies
Written-By – Connie Moore, Danny Small 2:31
B5     I Can See Everybody's Baby
Written-By – Leroy Kirkland, Mamie Thomas 3:00
B6     Show Me
Written-By – Joe Shapiro , Lou Stallman 2:38