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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 28 octobre 2017

DIANA ROSS and THE SUPREMES CREAM OF THE CROP

MOTOWN RECORDS 1969                   MS 694


Cream of the Crop is a 1969 album recorded by Diana Ross & the Supremes 
for the Motown label, the final regular Supremes studio album to feature lead 
singer Diana Ross. The album was released in November 1969, 
after the release and rising success of the
hit single "Someday We'll Be Together."


credits:


Diana Ross – Lead vocals
Mary Wilson – background vocals
Cindy Birdsong – background vocals
Florence Ballard – background vocals on "Blowin' In The Wind."
Syreeta Wright – background vocals on "The Beginning of the End."
Julia Waters – background vocals on "Someday We'll Be Together."
Maxine Waters – background vocals on "Someday We'll Be Together."
The Andantes – background vocals
The Funk Brothers - instrumentation
Various Los Angeles area session musicians – instrumentation
Arranged By – David Van DePitte, Paul Riser, Tom Baird, Wade Marcus



Released November 3, 1969
Recorded 1966 (Blowin' in the Wind), 1969 (All other tracks)


tracks list:


A1 Someday We'll Be Together 3:15
A2 Can't You See It's Me 2:33
A3 You Gave Me Love 2:40
A4 Hey Jude 2:59
A5 The Young Folks 3:05
A6 Shadows Of Society 2:59
B1 Loving You Is Better Than Ever 2:45
B2 When It's To The Top (Still I Won't Stop Giving You Love) 2:56
B3 Till Johnny Comes 2:57
B4 Blowin' In The Wind 2:57
B5 The Beginning Of The End 2:13






THE SUPREMES A' GO-GO

 MOTOWN RECORDS 1966                               MS 649    

      Released     August 25, 1966
Recorded     Fall 1965 - summer 1966    


credits:


Diana Ross - lead vocals, background on 
"Come and Get These Memories"
Mary Wilson - background vocals, lead on
 "Come and Get These Memories"
Florence Ballard - background vocals
The Andantes - background vocals on "Put Yourself in My Place"; 
additional (harmony) background vocals on 
"Come and Get These Memories"
Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier: producers, all tracks except those noted
Hal Davis and Frank Wilson - producers, "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" 
"Get Ready", and "Hang On Sloopy"
The Funk Brothers - instrumentation
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra - instrumentation



tracks list:


A1 Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:53    
A2 This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:35    
A3 You Can't Hurry Love
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:49    
A4 Shake Me Wake Me (When It's Over)
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:41    
A5 Baby I Need Your Loving
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 3:03    
A6 These Boots Are Made For Walking
    Written-By – L. Hazlewood* 2:32    
B1 I Can't Help Myself
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:56    
B2 Get Ready
    Written-By – William Robinson* 2:35    
B3 Put Yourself In My Place
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*, Thorton* 2:16    
B4 Money (That's What I Want)
    Written-By – B. Gordy Jr.*, J. Bradford* 2:04    
B5 Come And Get These Memories
    Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland* 2:01    
B6 Hang On Sloopy
    Written-By – B. Russell*, W. Farrell* 2:46    









mardi 24 octobre 2017

HOUSTON PERSON GOODNESS!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                            PR 7678 

credits:

Houston Person - tenor saxophone
Sonny Phillips - organ
Billy Butler - guitar
Bob Bushnell - electric bass
Frankie Jones - drums
Buddy Caldwell - congas

 recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 25, 1969

      
    tracks listing:

A1 Hey Driver! 5:30   
A2 Goodness 9:20   
A3 Brother H 4:30   
B1 Hard Times 6:10   
B2 Jamilah 5:30   
B3Close Your Eyes 6:25


 Jamilah      


updated link.


lundi 23 octobre 2017

GILDO MAHONES I'M SHOOTING HIGH

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                       PR PR 16004

Prestige/New Jazz NJ 8299 (PR 16004 on the label) - 
Original Prestige Pressing, Yellow Fireworks label, Mono


credits:

Gildo Mahones - Piano
George Tucker - Bass
Jimmy Smith - Drums
Leo Wright - Alto Sax on 7
Kenny Burrell - Guitar on 7
Larry Young - Organ on 5,6
Ozzie Beck - Vocal on 8


Recorded - [not listed on sleeve, but according to major 

Prestige discographies - February 4, 1963 (5+6), 
August 15, 1963 (7+8), September 3, 1963 (1+2+3+4), 
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ]


Produced by Ozzie Cadena

Recording: Rudy Van Gelder 
Cover Design/Photo - Don Schlitten

tracks list:


A1 Water Blues Fall
A2 Good Morning Heartache
A3 The Sweetest Sounds
A4 Stormy Monday
B1 I'm Shooting High
B2 Bali Ha'i
Written-By – Rodgers & Hammerstein
B3 Tales Of Brooklyn
B4 Hey Girl
Written-By – Goffin And King











vendredi 13 octobre 2017

THE MARVELETTES SOPHISTICATED SOUL

 TAMLA RECORDS 1968                                   TS 286 


credits:

Producer     Smokey Robinson
Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
    
    Wanda Young- Lead vocals, backing vocals on 
"I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can"
    Katherine Anderson - Backing vocals
    Anne Bogan - Backing vocals, lead vocals on
 "I'm Gonna Hold On as Long as I Can"
    Gladys Horton - Backing vocals on "You're the One"
    Melvin Franklin - Intro on "My Baby Must Be a Magician"
    The Andantes - Backing vcoals
       The Funk Brothers - Instrumentation 
 Released     1968
Recorded     1966-1968


track list:
A1 My Baby Must Be A Magician
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
A2 Destination: Anywhere
    Written-By – Ashford, Simpson*     
A3 I'm Gonna Hold On Long As I Can
    Written-By – Wilson*, Manns*     
A4 Here I Am Baby
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
A5 You're The One For Me Bobby
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
A6 Reachin' For Something I Can't Have
    Written-By – Weatherspoon*, Dean, Weatherspoon*    
B1 Your Love Can Save Me
    Written-By – Ashford, Simpson*    
B2 You're The One
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
B3 Don't Make Hurting Me A Habit
    Written-By – Dean, Weatherspoon*, Barnes*    
B4 What's Easy For Two Is Hard For One
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*    
B5 The Stranger
    Written-By – I. Hunter*     
B6 Someway, Somehow
    Written-By – Morris*, Moy* 









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LOWELL FULSOM SOUL

KENT RECORDS 1966                                 KST 5016 


tracks listing:

    A1 Black Nights      
A2 Talkin' Woman      
A3 Shattered Dreams      
A4 Sittin' Here Thinkin'      
A5 Little Angel      
A6 Change Your Ways      
B1 Blues Around Midnight      
B2 Every Time It Rains      
B3 Just One More Time      
B4 Ask At Any Door In Town      
B5 Too Many Drivers      
B6 My Aching Back



    My Aching Back    


FRANK FROST & SAM CARR THE LAST OF THE JELLY ROY KINGS

BLUE LABEL CD 2007  

German release date. Release dates in other countries may vary


track list:

01 Better take it slow
02 Hey baby
03 Keep things right
04 Done with you
05 Owl head woman Part 2
06 Don't do that
07 Jelly Roll King
08 Rock me baby
09 Come here baby
10 St. Louis serenade
11 How many times
12 Black cat bone
13 Midnight prowler
14 King biscuit blues
15 Arkansas shuffle


Rock me baby





JIMMY McGRIFF SOUL SUGAR

CAPITOL RECORD 1971                                 ST-00616 


credits:
          
    Producer – Sonny Lester
Engineer – Malcolm Addey
Recorded at Bell Sound Studios.1971

track list:

A1 Sugar, Sugar 2:46    
A2 Ain't It' Funky Now 3:39    
A3 Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours 2:49    
A4 Dig On It 3:08    
A5 Bug Out 3:04    
B1 The Now Thing 2:57    
B2 You're The One 3:13    
B3 Fat Cakes 3:49    
B4 New Volume 3:36    
B5 Spirit In The Dark 2:48






jeudi 12 octobre 2017

JIMMY McGRIFF LIVE WHERE THE ACTION'S AT

VEEP RECORDS 1965                                     VPS 16515


credits:

Jimmy McGriff (organ); Thornell Schwarz (guitar); 
Willie "Saint" Jenkins (drums).
Producer  Sonny Lester
recorded live at 
The Front Bar, Newark, New Jersey: December 30, 1965


tracks list:

A1 Where It's At 4:32
A2 When Johnny Comes Marching Home 4:00
A3 Up Tight 5:48
A4 Frugal Bugle 6:28
B1 Upper-Ground 5:00
B2 Georgia On My Mind 5:40
B3 Goin' Out Of My Head 3:58
B4 Robbins Nest 5:08




 





JIMMY McGRIFF BLACK PEARL

   BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1971                         BST 84374       


credits:

Drums – Saint Jenkins
Guitar – O'Donel "Butch" Levy
Organ – Jimmy Mcgriff
Saxophone [Alto] – Joseph Morris
Saxophone [Baritone] – William Thorpe
Saxophone [Tenor] – Arthur "Fats" Theus*
Trumpet – Ronald White

"The Golden Slipper", Newark, NJ, early 1971


tracks:

A1 Black Pearl   
A2 C Jam Blues       
A3 Man From Bad       
A4 Ode To Billie Joe       
B1 Groove alley   
B2 C Jam Blues






zippy


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SMOKEY ROBINSON and THE MIRACLES AWAY WE A GO-GO

TAMLA RECORDS 1966                                       S-271


credits:

Smokey Robinson: lead vocals
Ronnie White, Bobby Rogers, Warren "Pete" Moore, 
Claudette Robinson: background vocals
Marv Tarplin: guitarist

musicians:
The Funk Brothers and various New York session musicians


track list:

A1 Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)
Written-By – F. Wilson*
2:46
A2 You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
Written-By – P. Donaggio*, S. Napier-Bell*, V. Wickham*, V. Pallavicini*
2:56
A3 (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need
Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*
2:27
A4 Save Me
Written-By – R. Rogers*, Wm. Robinson*, W. Moore*
2:21
A5 Oh Be My Love
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*, W. Moore*
2:51
A6 Can You Love A Poor Boy
Written-By – I. Hunter*, S. Wonder*
3:14
B1 Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*
2:17
B2 I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself
Written-By – H. David, B. Bacharach*
2:26
B3 Baby Baby
Written-By – H. Lewis*, K. Lewis*
3:06
B4 Walk On By
Written-By – B. Bacharach, H. David*
2:45
B5 Swept For You Baby
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
2:55
B6 More, More, More Of Your Love
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
2:32








dimanche 1 octobre 2017

JOYCE BOND SOUL AND SKA

ISLAND RECORDS 1967                          ILP-968


credits:

 Vocal - Joyce Bond
Arranged By – Stan Butcher
Liner Notes – H. Palmer
Producer – Carl Palmer , Harry Palmer 


trackslisting:

A1     Mrs. Soul
Written-By – C. Palmer*  
A2     Puppet On A String
Written-By – B. Martin/P. Coulter*  
A3     Never You Hurt
Written-By – H. Palmer*  
A4     Sweet Soul Music
Written-By – Conley*, Redding*  
A5     Do The Teasy
Written-By – H. Palmer*  
A6     Tell Me Right Now
Written-By – J. Edwards*  
B1     007
Written-By – L. Kong*  
B2     Sugar
Written-By – Joe Tex
B3     Don't Play It No More
Written-By – Nelson*, Nugetre  
B4     Just Because   
B5     Enjoy Yourself
Written-By – Sigman*  
B6     Not So With Me
Written-By – H. Palmer*


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