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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...."

vendredi 29 juin 2018

LEONARD JAMES & his orchestra BOPPIN' AND A-STROLLIN'

DECCA RECORDS 1958                                  DL 8772     



credits:


Leonard James – Tenor Sax
Malcolm Rebbennack (aka Dr. John) – Guitar
Sandy Meier – Electric Bass
Carol Battistella (aka Bat Carroll) – Piano
Edward Punch, Sr. – Drums

Cosimo Matassa was in the Recording Control Room


notes:

Malcolm Rebbennack, Carol Battistella and
Eddie Punch were with a band called “The Spades”.



track list:


A1 Cornfield    
A2 Hot Springs    
A3 Seville    
A4 Slow Down    
A5 Rock And Roll Parade    
A6 Chicken Hop    
A7 Down On The Bayou    
B1 Lampoon    
B2 Full House    
B3 Barn Yard    
B4 Strolling Home    
B5 One O' Clock Stomp    
B6 After Midnight Hours    
B7 Walkin' With Leonard














jeudi 28 juin 2018

THE MARVELETTES PLAYBOY

TAMLA RECORDS 1962                                        TM231


credits:

   Gladys Horton - Lead and background vocals
Wanda Young - Lead and background vocals
Georgeanna Tillman - Background vocals
Katherine Anderson - Background vocals
Wyanetta "Juanita" Cowart - Background vocals
Marvin Gaye - Producer
William "Mickey" Stevenson - Producer
George Gordy - Producer
The Funk Brothers - Instrumentals
Recorded:
Hitsville USA; 1962
     

track list:

A1 PlayBoy
Written-By – Holland*, Horton*, Bateman*, Stevenson*
A2 Mix It Up
Written-By – Stevenson*
A3 Beechwood
Written-By – Gordy*, Gaye*, Stevenson*
A4 I'm Hooked
Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr.*
A5 I Think I Can Change You
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
B1 Forever
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B2 Someday, Someway
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B3 Goddess Of Love
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B4 You Should Know
Written-By – Holland*, Gorman*, Dozier*
B5 (I've Got To) Cry Over You
Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr.*





lundi 25 juin 2018

THE MARVELETTES " THE PINK ALBUM "

           TAMLA RECORDS 1967                                   TS-274         



credits:

Gladys Horton- Lead and background vocals.
    Wanda Young- Lead and background vocals.
    Katherine Anderson- background vocals.
    The Andantes- background vocals
    Smokey Robinson- Producer
    Norman Whitfield- Producer
    Brian Holland- Producer
    Lamont Dozier- Producer
    James Dean- Producer
    William Weatherspoon- Producer
    The Funk Brothers- Instrumentation

Recorded     Hitsville USA; 1966-1967 

track list:

 A1 Barefootin'       
A2 Message To Michael
    Written-By – Bacharach And David
A3 The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
    Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
A4 When You're Young And In Love
    Written-By – V. McCoy*
A5 I Know Better
    Written-By – N. Whitfield*, R. Dean Taylor
A6 I Can't Turn Around
    Written-By – F. Wilson*
B1 He Was Really Sayin' Somthin'
    Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*, Wm. Robinson*
B2 The Day You Take One (You Have To Take The Other)
    Written By – Wm. Robinson*
B3 When I Need You
    Written-By – C. Paul*, L. Broadnax*
B4 Keep Off, No Trespassing
    Written By – F. Gordy
    Written-By – J. Bristol*
B5 This Night Was Made For Love
    Written-By – R. Staunton*, T. Jones*
B6 I Need Someone


  

dimanche 24 juin 2018

RAY BRYANT UP ABOVE THE ROCK

CADET RECORDS 1968                                     LPS 818 

credits :

Arranged By, Piano – Ray Bryant
Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Grady Tate
Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Danny Moore,
Dobbie Hiques, Snookie Young*

Producer – Richard Evans 

Recording

September, 1968    RCA Recoring Studios,
New York City
Recording Engineer Ray Hall


tracks listing:

   A1        Up Above The Rock    2:59  
A2        Dag Nab It    3:33  
A3        Quizas, Quizas, Quizas    3:18  
A4        If I Were A Carpenter    2:48  
A5        Little Green Apples    3:21  
B1        I Say A Little Prayer    4:45  
B2        After Hours    3:47  
B3        Where The Wind Blows    4:33  
B4        Five, Six And Seven    3:20  
B5        Mrs. Robinson    

RAY BRYANT TAKE A BRYANT STEP

CADET RECORDS 1967                                 LPS 801 


credits :

Ray Bryant (p) Richard Evans (arr, cond) 
Orchestra – Richard Evans Orchestra

recorded at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago
Engineer – Doug Brand

Chicago, IL, August 16, 20,1967
Chicago, IL, November 20, 1967

track list:

A1 To Sir With Love 3:05
A2 Ramblin 3:10
A3 Natural Woman 2:35
A4 Ode To Billy Joe 3:13
A5 Up-Up And Away 3:18
A6 Paint It Black 3:17
B1 Pata Pata 3:07
B2 Poochie 3:07
B3 Yesterday 2:40
B4 Paper Cup 2:55
B5 Doing My Thing 2:40
B6 Dinner On The Grounds 3:27




samedi 23 juin 2018

SYL JOHNSON BACK FOR A TASTE OF YOUR LOVE

HI RECORDS 1973                                         SHL 32081


credits:

vocal: Syl Johnson 
Backing Vocals – Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes
    Baritone Saxophone – James Mitchell
    Producer – Willie Mitchell
    Strings – Memphis Strings*
    Tenor Saxophone – Andrew Love, Ed Logan
    Trombone – Jack Hale
    Trumpet – Wayne Jackson

Recorded at: 
Royal Recording Studios
1320 South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee


tracks list

 A1 Back For A Taste Of Your Love 2:32
A2 I'm Yours 2:51
A3 I Let A Good Girl Go 4:19
A4 Anyway The Wind Blows 2:52
A5 You Don't Know Me 4:00
B1 Feelin' Frisky 2:55
B2 We Did It 2:32
B3 Wind, Blow Her Back My Way 2:23
B4 I Hate I Walked Away 3:25
B5 The Love You Left Behind 2:45









vendredi 22 juin 2018

SYL JOHNSON IS IT BECAUSE I'M BLACK

 TWINIGHT RECORDS 1970                              LPS 1002 


credits:

  Arranged By – Byron Bowie, Jerry Wilson, Larry Nestor
    Producer – Jimmy Jones And The Pieces Of Peace

tracks list:

 A1 Is It Because I'm Black
    Written-By – G. Watts*, J. Jones*, S. Johnson* 7:35   
A2 Come Together
    Written-By – Lennon-McCartney 3:15   
A3 Together, Forever
    Written-By – Bernard Reed 2:50   
B1 Concrete Reservation
    Written-By – J. Jones* 2:27   
B2 Black Balloons
    Written-By – Oscar Brown Jr. 2:36   
B3 Walk A Mile In My Shoes
    Written-By – Joe South 2:47   
B4 I'm Talkin' Bout Freedom
    Written-By – B. Bowie*, W. Keyes* 3:35   
B5 Right On
    Written-By – J. Jones*, S. Johnson* 7:10

      




mercredi 20 juin 2018

SYL JOHNSON DRESSES TOO SHORT

TWINIGHT RECORDS 1968                          LSPS 1001 



track list:


A1 Dresses Too Short
Written-By – C. Smith*, S. Johnson 2:44
A2 I Can Take Care Of Business
Written-By – James E. Fuller 3:00
A3 Different Strokes
Written-By – J. Zachary*, J. Cameron 2:20
A4 Soul Drippin'
Written-By – D. Monda 2:24
A5 Fox Hunting On The Weekend
Written-By – D. Monda 2:32
A6 Ode To Soul Man
Written-By – J. Cameron*, S. Johnson 2:30
B1 Come On Sock It To Me
Written-By – J. Anderson*, J. Armstead*, S. Johnson 2:26
B2 I'll Take Those Skinny Legs
Written-By – J. Zachary*, J. Cameron*, S. Johnson 1:57
B3 Try Me
Written-By – F. Bowie*, J. Ellison 2:02
B4 Same Kind Of Thing
Written-By – C. Smith*, S. Johnson 2:21
B5 I've Got The Real Thing
Written-By – C. Smith*, S. Johnson 2:40
B6 Sorry 'Bout Dat!
Written-By – J. Armstead 2:14







        

mercredi 13 juin 2018

BILLY STEWART TEACHES OLD STANDARDS NEW TRICKS

      CHESS RECORDS 1966                             LPS1513        




credits:

  Arranged By – Phil Wright
    Artwork By [Cover Design] – Bill Sharp, Howard Blume
    Artwork By [Cover Illustration] – Ron Bradford
    Photography – Don S. Bronstein

    Producer – Billy Davis
  Engineer – Doug Brand, Ron Malo

Recorded: December, 1966, at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago.


tracks list:

A1 Temptation
    Written-By – Freed*, Brown*
A2 Exodus
    Written-By – Gold*        
A3 Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    Written-By – Howard*        
A4 Let's Fall In Love
    Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler*        
A5 Somewhere
    Written-By – Bernstein*, Sondheim*        
A6 Ol' Man River
    Written-By – Kern*, Hammerstein*        
B1 Every Day I Have The Blues
    Written-By – Chatman*        
B2 Who Can I Turn To?
    Written-By – Newley*, Bricusee*        
B3 Moonlight In Vermont
    Written-By – Blackburn*, Suessdorf*        
B4 Secret Love
    Written-By – Webster*, Fain*    
B5 When I Fall In Love
    Written-By – Heyman*, Young*        
B6         It's All Right With Me




lundi 11 juin 2018

THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS SWEET INSPIRATIONS

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1967                            SD 8155 


credits :

unknown (tp, tb, ts, bars?, p, org, 2 g, el-b, d)
Cissy Houston (lead vo) Estelle Brown,
Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith (vo)

NYC, April 25, 1967

     12313    Let It Be Me
12314    Why (Am I Treated So Bad)

others replaces unknown (tp, tb, ts, bars?, p, org, 2 g, el-b, d)

NYC, June 7, 1967

12521    Knock On Wood

same personnel

Memphis, TN, August 24, 1967

12937    Reach Out For Me
12939    Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
12940    Here I Am (Take Me)
12941    Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
12942    Blues Stay Away From Me
12943    I'm Blue
12944    Sweet Inspiration
12945    Don't Fight It
12946    Oh! What A Fool I've Been

  Design – Loring Eutemey
Engineer – Chips Moman, Darryl Carter
Photography By – Stephen Paley
Producer – Tom Dowd, Tommy Cogbill
Supervised By – Jerry Wexler


tracks:


A1        Oh! What A Fool I've Been
Written-By – Wallace Pennington*, Darryl Carter, Lindon Dewey Oldham*  
A2        Blues Stay Away From Me
Written-By – Alton Delmore, Henry Glover, Rabon Delmore, Wayne Raney 
A3        Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
Written-By – Aretha Franklin  
A4        Knock On Wood
Written-By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper  
A5        Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
Written-By – Chips Moman, Dan Penn   
A6        Don't Fight It
Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett   
B1        Sweet Inspiration
Written-By – Wallace Pennington*, Lindon Dewey Oldham*  
B2        Let It Be Me
Written-By – Gilbert Becaud*, Mann Curtis, Pierre Delanoe*   
B3        I'm Blue
Written-By – Ike Turner*   
B4        Reach Out For Me
Written-By – Burt Bacharach*, Hal David*  
B5        Here I Am (Take Me)
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes  
B6        Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
Written-By – Roebuck Staples*
  












samedi 9 juin 2018

THE DEE FELICE TRIO IN HEAT

BETHLEHEM  RECORDS 1969                     BS-10,000 


credit:

 Bass – Lee Tucker
    Cover – W. Hughes
    Drums – Dee Felice
    Piano – Frank Vincent
  
Cincinnati, OH, April 25, 1969
Engineer [Audio] – Dave Harrison
Producer, Liner Notes – James Brown
Supervised By [Production Mgr.] – Bud Hobgood

tracks:

A1 Oh Happy Day       
A2 Wichita Lineman       
A3 The Crickets Sing       
A4 Summer In The City       
A5 There Was A Time       
B1 In Heat       
B2 Both Sides Now       
B3 All The Time       
B4 Uncle       
B5 Never


Wichita Lineman





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THE JAZZ CRUSADERS THE THING

PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS 1965                             PJ-87

credits:

The Jazz Crusaders
Wayne Henderson (trombone)
Wilton Felder (tenor saxophone)
Joe Sample (piano)
Stix Hooper (drums)
Monk Montgomery (Fender Jazz bass)
Victor Gaskin (bass)

recorded at:
Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA,
February 5,22, 1965


tracks list:

 A1 The Thing 4:40
A2 Sunset In Mountains 5:10
A3 While The City Sleeps 3:35
A4 White Cobra     4:45
B1 New Time Shuffle 4:40
B2 Para Mi Espoza 6:40
B3 Soul Kosher     5:35




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vendredi 8 juin 2018

THE CRUSADERS LIVE IN MONTREUX

COVER OF DVD
 
soundtracks of the Live in Montreux


credits:

Joe Sample - Keyboards 
Stephen Baxter - Trombone 
Wilton Felder - Saxes 
Ray Parker Jr. - Guitar 
Kendrick Scott - Drums 
Freddie Washington - Bass 
Randy Crawford - Vocals (tracks 7-10)


tracks list:

01. Spiral
02. Viva De Funk
03. Creepin'
04. Way Back Home
05. Carnival Of The Night
06. Put It Where You Want It
07. Thrill Is Gone
08. Soul Shadows (with Randy Crawford)
09. Street Life (with Randy Crawford)
10. Imagine (with Randy Crawford)
11. Rural Renewal
12. Ghostbusters


(without presentation)

(without presentation)



mardi 5 juin 2018

WES MONTGOMERY CALIFORNIA DREAMING

VERVE RECORDS 1966                                   V6-8672


credits :

Wes Montgomery – guitar
    Herbie Hancock – piano
    Bucky Pizzarelli – guitar
    Ray Barretto – percussion
    Grady Tate – drums
    Al Casamenti – guitar
    Richard Davis – bass
    Bernie Glow – trumpet
    Mel Davis – trumpet
    Jimmy Nottingham – trumpet
    Wayne Andre – trombone
    Johnny Messner – trombone
    Bill Watrous – trombone
    Stan Webb – clarinet, English Horn, saxophone
    Raymond Beckenstein – flute, piccolo, saxophone
    James Buffington – French Horn
    Jack Jennings – castanets, scratching, vibraphone
    Don Butterfield – tuba

Recorded:
     September 14 – 16, 1966 at Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

tracks list:

A1 California Dreamin'
A2 Sun Down
A3 Oh You Crazy Moon
A4 More, More Amor
A5 Without You
B1 Winds Of Barcelona
B2 Sunny
B3 Green Peppers
B4 Mr. Walker
B5 South Of The Border






lundi 4 juin 2018

BEN WEBSTER STORMY WEATHER

POLYDOR RECORDS 1970               2310 061

credits:

Saxophone [Tenor] – Ben Webster
Bass – Nils-Henning Orsted Pedersen
Drums – Alex Riel
Piano – Kenny Drew

Producer – Alan Bates

Recorded at
 the Jazzhus Montmartre, Copenhagen, January 30, 1965.

tracks list:

A1 Misty 3:25
A2 Blues For Herluf 5:20
A3 My Romance 6:40
B1 Stormy Weather 7:21
B2 That's All 6:00
B3 Set Call


THE BEN WEBSTER QUINTET SOULVILLE

VERVE RECORDS 1957                         MG V-8274

 
credits:

Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Stan Levey
Guitar – Herb Ellis
Piano – Oscar Peterson
Tenor Saxophone – Ben Webster

  recorded at: 
Los Angeles, CA, October 15, 1957

tracks list:

A1 Soulville    
A2 Late Date    
A3 Time On My Hands
Written-By – Adamson*, Gordon*, Youmans*
B1 Lover Come Back To Me
Written-By – Hammerstein II*, Romberg*
B2 Where Are You
Written-By – Pollack*, Davis*
B3 Makin' Whoopee
Written-By – Kahn*, Donaldson*
B4 Ill Wind
Written-By – Arlen*, Koehler* 


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