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"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...."

dimanche 12 août 2018

KOOL & THE GANG SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE

DE-LITE RECORDS 1975                             DEP-2016

Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold

credits:

 Alto Saxophone – Dennis Thomas* (tracks: A1 to A3, B1)
Artwork By – Diane Nelson, Frank Daniel, Goodnight
Backing Vocals – Something Sweet (tracks: A5, B1)
Bass – Robert "Kool" Bell*
Clavinet – Rick West* (tracks: A2, A3, A5)
Drums – George Brown
Guitar – Claydes Smith (tracks: A1 to A3, B1 to B3), Kevin Bell (tracks: A2, B1)
Lacquer Cut By – Ray Janos
Percussion – Dennis Thomas* (tracks: A3, B3), George Brown (tracks: A3, A5, B1),
Robert Spike Mickens (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B3), Ronald Bell (tracks: A2, A3, A5, B1)
Performer [Special Guest Artist] – Don Boyce
Piano – Ronald Bell (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B2, B3)
Synthesizer [Arp] – Ronald Bell (tracks: A5, B2, B3)
Tenor Saxophone – Ronald Bell (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1, B3)
Trombone – Otha Nash (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B1, B3)
Trumpet – Robert Spike Mickens (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1, B3)
Vocals – Dennis Thomas* (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B2), George Brown (tracks: A1, A2, B1),
Otha Nash (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B1), Rick West* (tracks: A1, A2, A5),
Robert Kool Bell (tracks: A1), Robert Spike Mickens (tracks: A1, A2)
Vocals [Boogie Man] – Don Boyce (tracks: A1)
Written-By – Claydes Smith (tracks: B2), Don Boyce (tracks: A1),
George Brown (tracks: B1), Kool & The Gang
Written-By, Arranged By – Ronald Bell


Recorded at: Media Sound Studio, 311 West 57th St, N.Y.C.
Mixing at: Record Plant, L.A.
Engineer [Overdub] – Alec Head, Godfrey Diamond,
Ray Janos, Ron St. Germain, Terry Rosiello
Engineer [Recording, Mixing] – Harvey Goldberg


tracks listing:

A1 Spirit Of The Boogie
Synthesizer [Bass Arp], Vocals, Clavinet – Ronald Bell 4:52
A2 Ride The Rhythm 2:56
A3 Jungle Jazz
Flute – Dennis Thomas 4:45
A4 Sunshine And Love 3:48
A5 Ancestral Ceremony
Kalimba – Ronald Bell 3:50
B1 Mother Earth
Arranged By, Piano – George BrownPiano, Synthesizer [Moog] – Rick West 5:39
B2 Winter Sadness
Arranged By – Claydes SmithFlute [Alto] – Ronald Bell 5:16
B3 Caribbean Festival
Arranged By – Kool & The Gang 7:33







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