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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 30 septembre 2017

BROTHER JACK McDUFF CHECK THIS OUT

CADET RECORDS 1972                               CA 50024 



credits:

   Congas – Willie Colon*
    Drums – Ron Davis
    Guitar – Vinnie Corrao
    Organ – Brother Jack McDuff
    Producer – Esmond Edwards
    Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – James "Red" Holloway*
    Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Cowbell – David Young (4)
    Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Tambourine – Leo Johnson

Recorded at The Mandrake Club in Berkely, Calif.
Producer  Esmond Edwards
Recorded By – Wally Heider Recording 

tracks list:

  A1 Three Blind Mice     9:44   
A2 Georgia On My Mind     6:20   
A3 Soul Yodel
    Bass – Richard Davis (2) 6:03   
B1 Middle Class Folk Song     6:02   
B2 The Jolly Black Giant     3:28   
B3 Red, White & Blooze     8:27



vendredi 29 septembre 2017

BILLY LARKIN AND THE DELEGATES PIGMY single

AURA RECORDS 1965                     single 4504


credits:

 Drums – Mel Brown
    Guitar – Henry Swarn
    Organ – Billy Larkin
    Producer – Richard Bock

tracklisting:

 A     Pigmy Part 1     2:27
B     Pigmy Part 2     2:34





BILLY LARKIN & THE DELEGATES PIGMY

AURA RECORDS 1964                          ARS 3002
   

credits

    Drums – Mel Brown
    Guitar – Hank Swarn
     Organ – Billy Larkin

 Design [Album], Photography By – Woody Woodward
  Liner Notes – Les Carter
    Producer – Richard Bock


 Tracklisting:


A1 The Peeper 2:43    
A2 Foxy Little Ghoul 2:59    
A3 There Is No Greater Love 4:38    
A4 Cristo Redentor 4:38    
A5 Hainty 3:15    
B1 Pigmy 2:27    
B2 Ice Water 3:46    
B3 Grooveyard 5:13    
B4 Old Country 3:15    
B5 Watch Your Motives 4:15


 


THE THREE SOUNDS SOUL SYMPHONY

     BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                  BST 84341    




credits:

Gene Harris - piano
    Henry Franklin - bass
    Carl Burnett - drums
    Monk Higgins - arranger, conductor
    David Duke, Art Maebe - french horn
    Buddy Collette - flute, alto flute
    Fred Robinson - guitar
    Alan Estes - percussion
    Unidentified string section led by Jim Getzof
    (track 1) and Sid Sharp (tracks 2-6)
    Alex Brown, Mamie Galore, Clydie King - backing vocals
reorded at:
Liberty Studios, West Hollywood, CA, August 26, 1969


track list:

A1 Soul Symphony     26:05    
B1 Repeat After Me     6:45    
B2 Upper Four Hundred     4:03    
B3 Popsicle Pimp     2:55    
B4 Black Sugar




            


dimanche 24 septembre 2017

BYRDIE GREEN I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN'T GOOD)

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                        PRST 7509

credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Drums – John Harris 
Electric Bass – Jimmy Lewis 
Guitar – Thornel Schwartz
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Tenor Saxophone – Houston Person
Vocals – Byrdie Green

Producer – Cal Lampley
Recorded By, Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1967


tracks list:


A1 See See Rider
Written-By – Ledbetter*, Rainey
A2 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Written-By – Ellington*, Webster*
A3 Yesterday's Kisses
Written-By – Bruno*, Bruno*
A4 The Poor Side Of Town
Written-By – Rivers*, Adler*
B1 (I've Been) Lonely Too Long
Written-By – Brigati*, Cavaliere*
B2 I Had A Man
B3 Hold On To Him
B4 This Bitter Earth
Written-By – Otis*
B5     People





WILLIS JACKSON MORE GRAVY

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                  PRLP 7317 


credits:

Willis Jackson - tenor saxophone
Frank Robinson - trumpet
Carl Wilson - organ
Pat Martino - guitar
Sam Jones - bass
Joe Hadrick - drums

Recorded at :
Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, 
New Jersey on October 24, 1963

track list:

A1 Pool Shark 3:50
A2 Somewhere Along The Way 4:15
A3  Stuffin' 7:20
B1 Nuther'n Like Thuther'n 7:30
B2 More Gravy 4:05
B3 Fiddlin' 5:05




vendredi 22 septembre 2017

WILLIE BOBO JUICY

VERVE RECORDS 1967                        V6-8685


credit:

 Willie Bobo - timbales
    Melvin Lastie - cornet
    Bobby Brown - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
    Clarence "Sonny" Henry - guitar
    Unknown - bass
    Unknown - percussion

Recorded     January 12 & 31 and February 1 & 4, 1967
New York City
 Engineer – Val Valentin
Producer – Pete Spargo, Teddy Reig

tracks listing

A1     Knock On Wood
Written-By – E. Floyd*, S. Cropper 2:30
A2     Mating Call
Written-By – B. Keyes 2:38
A3     Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
 Written-By – Zawinul 2:32
A4     Felicidad
 Written-By – S. Henry 3:15
A5     La Descarga Del Bobo
Written-By – W. Bobo 3:48
A6     Juicy
Written-By – M. Stoller 2:13
B1     Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Written-By – E. Holland, N. Whitfield 2:30
B2     Music To Watch Girls By
Written-By – S. Ramin 2:19
B3     Dreams
Written-By – B. Valentin 3:21
B4     Dis-Advantages
Written-By – M. Leigh 2:02
B5     Roots
Written-By – S. Henry 3:14
B6     Shing-A-Ling Baby
Written-By – B. Valentin*, W. Correa 2:47






WILLIE BOBO AND THE BO-GENTS DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO...

SUSSEX RECORDS 1971                        SXBS 7003


credits:

Bass [Fender] – Ernie McDaniel
Congas – Victor Pantoja
Drums – Jimmy Smith 
Electric Piano – Reggie Andrews
Guitar – Barry Zweig
Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Ron Starr
Timbales, Liner Notes – Willie Bobo
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Steve Huffsteter

Producer – Clarence Avant, Willie Bobo
Recorded at: Crystal Sound Recording Studio, Hollywood, Calif.
Engineer [Recording & Remixing] – Richard Sanford Orshoff

tracks list:

A1 Do What You Want To Do
Written-By – Reginald Andrew*
3:21
A2 Shut Up And Pay Attention
Written-By – Ronald Starr*
3:30
A3 Dindi
Written-By – Oliviera*, Jobin*, Gilbert*
6:04
A4 Come Together
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney*
5:19
A5 Soul Foo Yong
Written-By – Steve Huffsteter
4:46
B1 Broasted Or Fried
Written-By – Reginald Andrew*
4:58
B2 The Thrill Is Gone
Written-By – Benson*, Pettite*
5:50
B3 How Can I Say Goodbye?
Written-By – David O'Rourk
3:14
B4 Never You Mind
Written-By – Reginald Andrew*
5:59 




jeudi 21 septembre 2017

THE WATTS 103rd STREET RHYTHM BAND TOGETHER

WARNER BROS RECORDS 1968              WS 1764

credits:
        Originally an instrumental group known as the Soul Runners, 
the original line up consisted of:
-Bernard Blackman (guitar)
-Raymond Jackson (trombone)
-John Rayford (b.1943, tenor saxophone)
-Melvin Dunlap (bass)
-Al McKay (guitar)
-and James Gadson (drums)
-Charles Wright is a singer, pianist, guitarist,
and leader of the eight-member band.

The group were from Watts area in Los Angeles.

tracks list:

A1 sorry Charlie        
A2 Something You Got        
A3 65 Bars And A Taste Of Soul        
A4 Papa's Got A Brand New Bag        
A5 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction        
A6 Dance, A Kiss And A Song        
A7 Phuncky Bill        
B1 Get Ready        
B2 Stormy Monday        
B3 Giggin' Down 103rd        
B4 My Summer's Gone        
B5 Knock On Wood        
B6 I Wake Up Crying        
B7 Do Your Thing


   


mercredi 20 septembre 2017

THE WATTS 103rd STREET RHYTHM BAND In The Jungle Babe


 Warner Bros - seven arts records 1969                 ws 1801



  Artwork By – Ed Thrasher
    Engineer – Rudy Hill (2) (tracks: A1 to A5, B1, B2, B4, B5)
    Photography – Ivan Nagy
    Producer – Charles Wright

Recorded in June, 1969, at Western Recorders, Hollywood, California.

This album is dedicated to Joe Banks and his grandma,
whose great grandmother was born "in the jungle"


tracks list:


A1 Till You Get Enough
    Arranged By – Gabe Flemings, John Rayford, Ray Jackson
Written By – Charles Wright & Assoc. 4:45    
A2 I'm A Midnight Mover
    Written-By – Bobby Womack, Wilson Pickett 2:11    
A3 Light My Fire
    Arranged By – Gabe Flemings, Ray Jackson Written-By – 
Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger 3:40    
A4 Comment
    Arranged By – Charles Wright, Ray Jackson Written By – 
Wright-Rahman Written-By – Wright*, Rahman* 5:55    
A5 Everyday People
    Arranged By – Charles Wright, Gabe Flemings, Melvin Dunlap 
Written-By – Sylvester Stewart 2:35    
B1 Must Be Your Thing
    Arranged By – Ray Jackson Written By – Hayes-Wright Written-By – 
Wright*, Hayes* 3:39
B2 Love Land
    Arranged By – Charles Wright, Ray Jackson Written By – 
Trotter-Wright Written-By – Wright*, Trotter* 3:02    
B3 Oh Happy Gabe (Sometimes Blue)
    Arranged By – Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band, The* Engineer –
Don Blake Written-By – Gabriel Flemings* 3:53    
B4 Twenty-Five Miles
    Arranged By – Gabe Flemings, Ray Jackson Written-By – 
Edwin Starr, Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol 3:05    
B5 The Joker (On A Trip Through The Jungle)
    Arranged By – Al McKay, Bill Cannon Written-By –
Miles Grayson 3:04

CHARLES WRIGHT & THE WATTS 103rd St RHYTHM BAND ‎– LIVE At THE HAUNTED HOUSE

CD Rhino Handmade 2008                  RHM2 7771

 Between their first and second albums,
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
taped a May 18, 1968 performance at the Haunted House
night club in Hollywood for possible future use

credits:

 Bass – Melvin Dunlap
    Drums, Vocals – James Gadson
    Guitar, Vocals – Al McKay, Charles Wright
    Tenor Saxophone – Bill Cannon, John Rayford
    Trombone, Percussion [Congas] – Ray Jackson
    Trumpet – Gabriel Flemings

tracks list:

1-1     Intro    
1-2     The Joker    
1-3     Get Ready
Lyrics By, Composed By – William Robertson
1-4     Come See About Me
Lyrics By, Composed By – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland*   
1-5     Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Lyrics By, Composed By – James Brown   
1-6     I Can't Turn You Loose
Lyrics By, Composed By – Otis Redding   
1-7     Philly Dog
 Lyrics By, Composed By – Rufus Thomas   
1-8     Ain't Too Proud To Beg / (I Know I'm) Losing You
Lyrics By, Composed By – Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland*, Norman Whitfield   
1-9     Mustang Sally
Lyrics By, Composed By – Bonny Rice   
1-10     I Can't Turn You Loose (Reprise)
Lyrics By, Composed By – Otis Redding
1-11     Intro To Set 2    
1-12     Something You Got
Lyrics By, Composed By – Chris Kenner   
1-13     Dance To The Music
Lyrics By, Composed By – Sylvester Stewart   
1-14     Fried Neck Bones
Lyrics By, Composed By – Melvin Lastie, William Correa, Willie Bobo   
1-15     (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
Lyrics By, Composed By – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper   
1-16     (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
Lyrics By, Composed By – Carl Smith (2), Gary Jackson (2), Raynard Miner   
1-17     Bottomless
Lyrics By, Composed By – Gabriel Flemings*   
1-18     Stormy Monday
Lyrics By, Composed By – T-Bone Walker   
2-1     Respect / Satisfaction
Lyrics By, Composed By – Jagger-Richards, Otis Redding   
2-2     Day Tripper
Lyrics By, Composed By – Lennon-McCartney   
2-3     Funky Broadway
Lyrics By, Composed By – Arlester Christian   
2-4     Do Your Thing    
2-5     Band Intros    
2-6     (I Wanna) Testify
Lyrics By, Composed By – Deron Taylor*, George ClintonVocals – Ralph Morris
2-7     I Can't Turn You Loose (Reprise)
Lyrics By, Composed By – Otis Redding   
2-8     Sweet Lorene
Lyrics By, Composed By – Alvertis Isbell, Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding   
2-9     Just A Little Misunderstanding
Lyrics By, Composed By – Clarence Paul, Morris Broadnax, Stevie Wonder   
2-10     I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
Lyrics By, Composed By – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding   
2-11     Knock On Wood
Lyrics By, Composed By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper   
2-12     (I'm A) Road Dunner
Lyrics By, Composed By – Lamont Dozier, Norman Whitfield   
2-13     Try A Little Tenderness
Lyrics By, Composed By – Harry Woods (2), Jimmy Campbell*, Reg Connelly*   
2-14     Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Version 2)
Lyrics By, Composed By – James Brown   
2-15     Something You Got (Version 2)
Lyrics By, Composed By – Chris Kenner   
2-16     Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Lyrics By, Composed By – Eddie Holland*, Norman Whitfield   
2-17     Since I Lost My Baby
Lyrics By, Composed By – Smokey Robinson, Warren Moore   
2-18     Stand By Me
Lyrics By, Composed By – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller   
2-19     You're A Winner / I Can't Turn You Loose
Lyrics By, Composed By – Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding







LEON HAYWOOD IT'S GOT TO BE MELLOW

DECCA RECORDS 1968                                     DL 74949


tracks list:

A1 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Have You Mercy Baby) 2:48
A2 It's Got To Be Mellow 2:15
A3 Yesterday 3:47
A4 I Can't Stop Loving You 3:02
A5 Nobody Knows You When Your Down And Out 4:21
A6 Tennessee Waltz 2:27
B1 Ode To Billy Joe - Part 1 2:43
B2 Ode To Billy Joe - Part 2 2:54
B3 Cornbread And Buttermilk 2:16
B4 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy     4:01
B5 'Round Midnight     4:05







vendredi 15 septembre 2017

LEON HAYWOOD THE MELLOW MELLOW

GALAXY RECORDS 1964                               G8206


Rare early album by this soul legend, including the Northern
 favorite "Baby reconsider" and "Not while you're standing here


tracks list:

 A1 Would I
A2 Ever Since You Were Sweet Sixteen
A3 Skate Awhile
A4 Baby Reconsider
A5 Cotton Song
B1 Not While You're Standing Here
B2 I'm Gonna Wait
B3 You All For Yourself
B4 The Truth About Money
B5 Ain't No Use
B6 Catch You In the Act 



jeudi 14 septembre 2017

DON PATTERSON FUNK YOU !

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1968                    PR-7613   


credits:

Alto Saxophone – Charles McPherson
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Stitt
Drums – Billy James
Guitar – Pat Martino
Organ – Don Patterson

Recorded     September 24, 1968
New York City
engineer Richard Alderson

tracks list: 

A1 Ratio And Proportion 4:58   
A2 Airegin 4:38   
A3 Little Angie 6:18   
B1 My Man String 4:47   
B2 Funk In 3/4 5:28   
B3 It's You Or No One 6:08







DON PATTERSON GOIN' DOWN HOME

CADET RECORDS 1963                             LPS 787


credits:

Don Patterson organ,
Paul Weeden guitar,
Billy James drums

recorded at Ter Mar studios,Chicago in January 196
engineer: Ron Malo

Album Production & Supervision: Esmond Edwards

recorded at:

Ter Mar studios,Chicago in January 1963

tracks listing:

A1 Little Duck       
A2 John Brown's Body       
A3 I'm Just A Lucky So And So       
A4 Frankie Mc       
A5 It's Magic       
B1 Goin' Down Home       
   B2 Trick Bag       
  B3 1197 Fair        
B4 Work Song



mercredi 13 septembre 2017

SPANKY WILSON SPANKIN' BRAND NEW

Mothers Records & The Snarf Company 1969 ‎  MLPS-69


credits:

 Arranged By – H.B. Barnum
    Executive-Producer – Jay Ward
    Producer – H.B. Barnum

Recorded at Annex Studio in Hollywood, CA.
Engineer – Dave Wiechman


tracks list:

 A1     You're Gonna Miss Me 4:15
A2     I've Waited A Long Long Time     2:23
A3     Love Has Me By The Hand     2:38
A4     The Other Girl 2:31
A5     Mighty Great Feeling     2:30
A6     Love Is Like An Old Old Man 3:35
B1     On The Morning After 4:25
B2     Sweetheart 3:22
B3     Apartment 101 2:17
B4     Tell Me Tonight 3:12
B5     The Last Day Of Summer 3:45






SPANKY WILSON DOIN'IT

Mothers Records & The Snarf Company 1969 MRS-71


credits:

 Vocals – Spanky Wilson

Arranged By, Producer – H.B. Barnum
Engineer – Brian Bruderlin
Recorded At – Paramount Studios Hollywood, CA

 
tracks list:

A1     Don't Mess With Bill
Written-By – William Robinson   
A2     Sunshine Of Your Love
Written-By – Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Peter Brown   
A3     That Love That A Woman Should Give To A Man
Written-By – Andy Badale   
A4     Hurtin'
Written-By – Ben Raleigh, H.B. Barnum   
A5     Loveland
Written-By – Ed Townsend   
A6     Little Things Mean A Lot
Written-By – C. Strutt, E. Linderman   
B1     Light My Fire
Written-By – Doors
B2     You
Written-By – Howlett Smith, Leroy Ruffin   
B3     If I Could
Written-By – Ben Raleigh, H.B. Barnum   
B4     Who's Sorry Now
Written-By – B. Kalman, Harry Ruby, Ted Snyder   
B5     Then I'll Be Happy
Written-By – Lou Brown, S. Clare






vendredi 8 septembre 2017

HERBIE MANN RETURN TO THE VILLAGE GATE

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1963                                 SD 1407

credits:

Bass – Ahmed Abdul-Malik (tracks: A1, A2), 
Nabil Totah (tracks: B1 to B3)
Drums – Rudy Collins
Flute – Herbie Mann
Percussion – Chief Bey (tracks: A1, A2), 
Ray Barretto (tracks: B1 to B3), 
Ray MantillaVibraphone [Vibraharp] –
Hagood Hardy (tracks: A1, A2)
Vibraphone [Vibraharp], Marimba – 
Dave Pike (tracks: B1 to B3)
Written-By – Herbie Mann (tracks: A2, B1 to B3)

recorded at : "Village Gate", NYC, November 17, 1961
and NYC, April 26, 1961 

Engineer – Phil Iehle, Phil Ramone, Tom Dowd

tracks list:

A1 Bags' Groove
Written-By – Milt Jackson
8:28
A2 New York Is A Jungle Festival
Bongos – Ray Mantilla
Congas – Chief Bey
9:44
B1 Candle Dance
Flute [Peruvian] – Herbie Mann
5:20
B2 Bedouin
Flute [Japanese Cane Flute] – Herbie Mann
7:42
B3 Ekunda
Flute [Italian Shepard Flute] – Herbie Mann
4:37


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