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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...."

mardi 30 octobre 2018

MEMPHIS HORNS HORNS FOR EVERYTHING

MILLION RECORDS 1972                                        1018 


 The Memphis Horns are an American horn section made
 famous by their many appearances on Stax Records.
 They have been called "arguably the greatest soul horn
 section ever." Originally a sextet, the Memphis Horns
 gradually slimmed down to a duo, Wayne Jackson on trumpet
 and Andrew Love on tenor saxophone.

      
credits:

 Backing Vocals – Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes
    Bass – Jim Johnson*
    Drums – Richie Simpson
    Drums [Congo] – Gary Jones (3)
    Flugelhorn – Wayne Jackson
    Flute – Andrew Love
    Guitar – David Mayo, Paul Cannon
    Horns [French] – Wayne Jackson
    Keyboards – Jay Spece
 Floyd Newman, James Mitchell
    Strings – Memphis Strings*
    Trombone – Jack Hale
    Trumpet – Wayne Jackson

Producer – Andrew Love, Wayne Jackson

tracks list:

A1         Horns For Everything     5:33    
  A2         Black Eyed Blues     2:57    
  A3         Candy People     3:12    
  A4         Super Soul Weekend     3:29    
B1         Young People     2:58    
B2         You Never Can Say Goodbye     3:48    
B3         Truckin'     3:08    
B4         Midnight Flier     3:22    
B5         Dusty     4:29     







dimanche 28 octobre 2018

MARY LOU WILLIAMS TRIO FREE SPIRITS

STEEPLE CHASE RECORDS 1975                SCS-1043

credits:

Bass – Buster Williams
Drums – Mickey Roker
Piano – Mary Lou Williams


Recorded At – C.I. Recording

july 1975
Producer – Nils Winther
recording engineer - Chuck Irwin
Mixing Engineer – Freddy Hansson


tracks list:


A1 Dat Dere
Written-By – Bobby Timmons
A2 Baby Man
Written By – J. Stubblefield
A3 All Blues
Written-By – Miles Davis
B1 Temptation
Written By – Brown/Freed
B2 Pale Blue
Written-By – Buster Williams
B3 Free Spirits
Written By – J. Stubblefield
B4 Blues For Timme
Written-By – Mary Lou Williams


Ode to Saint Cecile (reissue on cd)


THE FAME GANG SOLID GOLD FROM MUSCLE SHOALS

FAME RECORDS 1969                                   SKAO-4200

credits:

 Baritone Saxophone – Ronnie Eades
    Bass – Jesse Boyce
    Drums – Freeman Brown
    Grand Piano, Organ – Clayton Ivey
    Guitar – Junior Lowe
    Tenor Saxophone – Harvey Thompson
    Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone – Aaron Varnell
    Trumpet – Harrison Calloway

Producer – Mickey Buckins
Recorded at
Fame Recording Studios 603 E. Avalon Ave. 
Muscle Shoals, ALA.

tracks list:

A1 It's Your Thing 3:00
A2 Your Good Thing (Is About To End) 2:35
A3 Can I Change My Mind 2:50
A4 Choice Of Colors 3:24
A5 Too Weak To Fight 2:12
A6 Little Green Apples 2:45
A7 The Chokin' Kind 2:55
A8 What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) 3:00
B1 Spinning Wheel 3:00
B2 Wichita Lineman 2:55
B3 Soulful Strut 2:50
B4 Sweet Caroline 3:25
B5 Sugar, Sugar 3:10
B6 Suspicious Mind 3:00
B7 Love Theme From "Romeo & Juliet" 2:30
B8 Get Back 3:20







vendredi 26 octobre 2018

J.J. JACKSON With THE GREATEST LITTLE SOUL BAND IN THE LAND, BUT IT'S ALRIGHT

CALLA RECORDS 1967                                     lp  1101

The album was released following the success of Jackson's single,
"But It's Alright", in 1966. Apart from the title song,
which was recorded in England, the balance of the record
was recorded in New York City

Producer: Lew Futterman
Arranger: J.J. Jackson


tracks list

A1 But It's Alright
Written-By – Jackson*, Tubbs*
2:55
A2 Try Me
Written By – McCorcle - Jackson - King
2:07
A3 That Ain't Right
Written By – Jessup - Foster
2:31
A4 You've Got Me Dizzy
Written-By – Reed*
2:43
A5 A Change Is Gonna Come
Written-By – Cooke*
2:14
A6 I Dig Girls
Written By – King
2:18
B1 Come See Me
Written-By – Jackson*, Tubbs*, Barnes*
2:17
B2 The Stones That I Throw
Written By – Robertson
2:37
B3 Give Me Back The Love
Written By – Green - King - Paul
2:41
B4 Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Written By – Holland - Whitfield
2:29
B5 Love Is A Hurting Thing
Written By – Raleigh - Linden
2:23






uploaded


zippy


mardi 23 octobre 2018

J.J. JACKSON THE GREATEST LITTLE SOUL BAND IN THE LAND

CONGRESS RECORDS 1969                           CS-7000


credits:

Arranged By – J.J. Jackson
Baritone Saxophone – John Marshall
Bass – Larry Steele
Congas – Jeff Whittaker
Drums – Bill Eyden (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B4),
Ronny Stephenson* (tracks: A4, B2),
Terry Jenkins (tracks: B3)
Electric Guitar – Terry Smith
Organ – Brian Henderson
Piano, Vocals, Percussion – J.J. Jackson
Tenor Saxophone – Dick Morrissey
Trombone – Rico Rodriguez
Trumpet – Roy Edwards, Stu Hamer
Written By – Al Stewart (tracks: B2)
Written-By – Ousley* (tracks: B3),
J.J. Jackson (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B4),
John D. Loudermilk (tracks: A1),
Joe Kookoolis (tracks: A2),
Lew Futterman (tracks: B2),
Sam Cooke (tracks: B1),
Scott Fagan (tracks: A2),
Sidney Barnes (tracks: A4, B4)

Recorded At – De Lane Lea Studios  
Engineer – Barry Ainsworth
Producer – Lew Futterman


tracklisting:

 A1 Tobacco Road 6:04
A2 Tenement Halls 5:12
A3 Something For My People 3:57
A4 In The Same Old Way 2:46
B1 A Change I Gonne Come 6:30
B2 Fat, Black And Together 3:36
B3 Win, Lose, Or Draw 3:55
B4 That's Woman Loving Her Man 4:16







zippy 
 

lundi 22 octobre 2018

THE SUPREMES & THE FOUR TOPS THE MAGNIFICENT 7

MOTOWN RECORDS 1970                             MS 717 

The Magnificent 7 is a collaborative album combining
 Motown's premier vocal groups, The Supremes and The Four Tops. 
Issued by Motown in 1970, it followed two collaborative albums 
the group did with The Temptations in the late 1960s.



credits:

The Supremes

    Jean Terrell - vocals
    Mary Wilson - vocals
    Cindy Birdsong - vocals

The Four Tops

    Levi Stubbs - vocals
    Abdul "Duke" Fakir - vocals
    Lawrence Payton - vocals
    Renaldo "Obie" Benson - vocals

Technical

    Frank Wilson - executive producer
    Duke Browner - producer (tracks 1A, 2A, 5B, 6B)
    Clay McMurray - producer (tracks 3A, 6A, 3B, 4B)
    Nickolas Ashford - producer (tracks 4A, 5A, 1B, 2B)
    Valerie Simpson - producer (tracks 4A, 5A, 1B, 2B)
    Various Los Angeles area session musicians - instrumentation
    David Van DePitte, Paul Riser - arrangers



tracks listing:


A1 Knock O My Door 2:15
A2 For Your Love 2:54
A3 Without The One You Love 3:10
A4 Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand) 4:20
A5 Stones Soul Picnic 3:10
A6 Baby, (You've Got What It Takes) 2:59
B1 River Deep-Mountain High 4:15
B2 Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing 2:29
B3 Everyday People 2:52
B4 It's Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love) 3:55
B5 A Taste Of Honey 2:57
B6 Together We Can Make Such Sweet Music 2:59







dimanche 21 octobre 2018

DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES JOIN THE TEMPTATIONS

MOTOWN RECORDS 1968                                  MS-679


credits:

Diana Ross & the Supremes Join the Temptations
marks the first on-record appearance of
new Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards,
who was brought in as David Ruffin's
replacement in July 1968

Background vocals by :
Mary Wilson, Cindy Birdsong, Dennis Edwards,
Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Melvin Franklin,
 Otis Williams, and The Andantes.

Instrumentation on "Try It Baby", "This Guy's in Love With You",
"Funky Broadway", "I'll Try Something New",
and "The Impossible Dream" is performed
by Los Angeles area session musicians.
On all other tracks, the instrumentation
is provided by Motown's studio band,
The Funk Brothers, with strings and horns
by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Recorded     May 3, 1968 - September 13, 1968 


Tracks list:

 A1 Try It Baby
Arranged By – H.B. BarnumWritten-By – Berry Gordy, Jr.
A2 I Second That Emotion
Arranged By – Paul RiserWritten-By – Cleveland, Robinson
A3 Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Arranged By – Paul RiserWritten-By – Ashford & Simpson
A4 I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Arranged By – Paul RiserWritten-By – Rose*, Gamble
A5 This Guy's In Love With You
Arranged By – Gene PageWritten-By – H. David, B. Bacharach
A6 Funky Broadway
Arranged By – Gene PageWritten-By – Lester Christian
B1 I'll Try Something New
Arranged By – Gene PageWritten-By – William Robinson
B2 A Place In The Sun
Arranged By – Paul RiserWritten-By – B. Wells*, Ron Miller
B3 Sweet Inspiration
Arranged By – Paul RiserWritten-By – Penn, Oldham
B4 Then
Arranged By – Paul Riser
Written-By – R. Rogers, W. Robinso*, W. Moore
B5 The Impossible Dream
Arranged By – H.B. BarnumWritten-By – J. Darion*, M. Leigh








ERMA FRANKLIN HER NAME IS ERMA

EPIC RECORDS 1962                                       BN 3824  


Tracks list

 A1 Hello Again     2:42
A2 Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye     2:45
A3 What Kind Of Girl (Do You Think I Am?)     2:15
A4 Don't Blame Me     2:48
A5 Detour Ahead     2:52
A6 Time After Time     2:56
B1 It's Over     2:15
B2 Never Let Me Go     2:45
B3 Each Night I Cry     2:25
B4 Saving My Love For You     3:01
B5 Pledging My Love     2:35
B6 The Man I Love     2:31




 

vendredi 19 octobre 2018

CHUCK JACKSON AND MAXINE BROWN SAYING SOMETHING

WAND RECORDS 1965                                   WDS-669  


tracks list:

A1 Something You Got    
A2 I Need You So    
A3 Please Don't Hurt Me    
A4 Cause We're In Love    
A5 Don't Go    
B1 Can't Let You Out Of My Sight    
B2 I'm Satisfied    
B3 Baby Shake Me    
B4 Never Had It So Good    
B5 We Find Him Guilty    
B6 The Real Thing 


jeudi 18 octobre 2018

CHARLES WILLIAMS TREES AND GRASS AND THINGS

MAINSTREAM RECORDS 1971                      MRL 345 



credits:

      Bass – Jimmy Lewis
    Drums – William Curtis*
       Guitar – Cornell Dupree
    Percussion – Montego Joe
    Piano, Organ – Don Pullen
      Saxophone [Alto] – Charles Williams
    Saxophone [Tenor] – David "Bubba" Brooks* 
     

  Producer – Bob Shad
Engineer – Carmine Rubino
NYC, 1971



tracks list:


     A1  Trees And Grass And Things 4:33    
    A2  Chop! Chop!  4:34    
    A3  Cracklin' Bread 7:37    
B1   Exactly Like You  4:40    
B2   Booger Bear 4:48    
B3  Moving Up 5:42    
B4   Song From The Old Country 6:17






CHARLES WILLIAMS CHARLES WILLIAMS

     MAINSTREAM RECORDS 1971                           MRL 312  


credits:

    Alto Saxophone – Charles I. Williams
    Bass – Gordon Edwards
    Drums – Bill Curtis
    Guitar – Earl Dunbar, Jr.
    Organ – Don Pullen
    Tenor Saxophone – David "Bubba" Brooks

Recorded     1971 in NYC
 Producer – Bobby Shad


tracks list:

 A1     You Got Me Running     7:53
A2     Please Send Me Someone To Love     7:51
A3     Bacon Butt Fat     5:33
B1     Country Mile     3:50
B2     Catfish Sam'ich     5:05
B3     There Is No Greater Love     8:39






BROTHER JACK McDUFF LIVE!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                          PRLP 7274


credits:
          
Drums – Joe Dukes
    Guitar – George Benson
    Organ – Brother Jack McDuff
    Tenor Saxophone – Red Holloway
Recorded : June 5, 1963
The Front Room, Newark, New Jersey


Producer:  Lew Futterman and Peter Paul



tracks listing:

A1 Rock Candy    
A2 It Ain't Necessarily So    
A3 Sanctified Samba    
B1 Whistle While You Work    
B2 A Real Goddun    
B3 Undecided






dimanche 14 octobre 2018

AL GREEN GET'S NEXT TO YOU

HI RECORDS 1971                                         SHL 32062  


credits:

Vocal : Al Green
the band(ref Rolling Stone 1973)
guitar, bass, and organ :
 brothers (Mabon, Leroy, and Charles Hodges,
drummer: Howard Grant
Producer    Willie Mitchell

(choir and copper section unknow)


tracklisting

A1 I Can't Get Next To You
Written-By – Whitfield-Strong 3:42
A2 Are You Lonely For Me Baby
Written-By – Berns 3:56
A3 God Is Standing By
Written-By – Johnnie Taylor 3:14
A4 Tired Of Being Alone
Written-By – Al Green 2:50
A5 I'm A Ram
Written-By – Al Green, M. Hodges 3:47
B1 Driving Wheel
Written-By – R. Sykes 2:58
B2 Light My Fire
Written-By – Morrison*, Densmore*, Manzarek*, Krieger 3:52
B3 You Say It
Written-By – Al Green 2:52
B4 Right Now Right Now
Written-By – Al Green 2:50
B5 All Because
Written-By – Al Green 2:45








samedi 13 octobre 2018

ANTONIO (CHOCOLATE) DIAZ MENA ‎ ESO ES LATIN JAZZ ...MAN!

AUDIO FIDELITY RECORDS 1963                AFSD 6117



credits:

A&R, Producer – Sidney Frey
Arranged By, Conductor – Duke Pearson, Felipe Yanez (tracks: B5, B6),
Lalo Schifrin Bass – Frank Schifano (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6),
M. Cranshaw (tracks: A1 To A6, B1 To B4)
Congas – Antonio Mena, Carlos Valdez* (tracks: A1 To A6, B1 To B4),
Jorge Topia (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6),
Miguel Avila (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6),
Ramon Sardinas, Victor Allende (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6)
Drums – Reynaldo Fernandez (tracks: B5, B6),
Rudolph Collins (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6), Walter Perkins
Guitar – Frank Mercado (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6)
Piano – Duke Pearson (tracks: A1 To A6, B1 To B4),
Felipe Yanez (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6)
Saxophone – Alfred Gibbons* (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6),
Jerome Richardson (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6),
Joseph Henderson* (tracks: A1 To A6, B1 To B4),
Seldon Powell (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6)
Saxophone, Flute – Lion Wrong (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6)
Trombone – Britt Woodman (tracks: A4, B1 To B4)
Trumpet – Alesandra Vivar (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6),
Alfredo Armenteros* (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6),
Clark Terry (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6),
John Coles* (tracks: A1 To A6),
Mario Fernanez (tracks: A1 To A3, A5, A6, B5, B6),
Richard Williams (tracks: A1 To A6, B1 To B4)


tracklisting:

 A1 Tin Tin Deo
Written-By – D. Gillespie 3:45
A2 Pega Joso
Written-By – Mena*, Schifrin 2:36
A3 Mambo Jazz Opus 7
Flute – Jerome Richardson, Lion Wrong,
Seldon Powell Written-By – Schifrin 2:30
A4 Take Five
Written-By – Weed 3:44
A5 Kush
Flute [Solo] – Lion Wrong
Written-By – D. Gillespie 3:19
A6 Harlem Nocturne
Flute [Solo] – Lion Wrong
Tenor Saxophone [Solo] – Seldon Powell
Written-By – AllerWritten-By [Uncredited] – Dick Rogers 2:49
B1 Con Alma
Alto Saxophone – Lion Wrong
Trumpet [Solo] – Richard Williams
Written-By – D. Gillespie 3:18
B2 Caravan
Written-By – Ellington*, Tizol 4:05
B3 Green Dolphin Street
Trombone [Solo] – Britt Woodman
Written-By – Kaper 2:40
B4 Poinciana
Saxophone [Solo] – Joseph Henderson
Trumpet [Solo] – John Coles
Written-By [Uncredited] – Buddy Bernier, Nat Simon 2:46
B5 Gozando El Guaguanco
Written-By – Sosa 2:57
B6 What Kind Of Fool Am I
Written-By – Newley
Written-By [Uncredited] – Leslie Bricusse 2:38









mercredi 10 octobre 2018

MONGUITO SANTAMARIA HEY SISTER!

FANIA RECORDS 1969                                        SLP 361

credits:

Design – Izzy Sanabria
Directed Recording – Johnny Pacheco
Engineer – Richard Alderson
Photography – Marty Topp
Producer – Jerry Masucci


tracks list:


A1 Hey Sister 2:26
A2 El Dorado 3:10
A3 Groove Time 4:42
A4 Monguito's Theme 3:25
A5 Work Out 2:40
B1 Guajirita 3:32
B2 Soy Tu Ley 3:35
B3 Mambo New 5:56
B4 Chango 4:30







MONGUITO SANTAMARIA ON TOP

FANIA RECORDS 1968                                LP-338


Credits:

  Alto Saxophone – Rene McLean
    Bass – Andy Gonzales
    Bongos, Cow

bell – Jose Mangual Jr.
    Congas – Sam Turner
    Piano, Leader – Monguito Santamaria
    Timbales – Ronnie Hill
    Trombone – Glenn Walker
    Trumpet – Harvey Hargraves
    Vocals – Ronnie Marks (tracks: A1)

Recorded at Impact Sound Studio.
Fania Records, Inc. 850 Seventh Avenue, N.Y.C.
Producer – Jerry Masucci
Recording director – Johnny Pacheco
Engineer – Richard Alderson

tracklisting:

A1 Juicy    
A2 Soiron Cano    
A3 Indio    
A4 Boogaloo Sabroso    
B1 Puchi's Boogaloo    
B2 Mambo Village    
B3 Guajira Y Son    
B4 Mi Guajira    
B5 Beans And Greens







mardi 9 octobre 2018

HAL SINGER MILT AND HAL

BARCLAY RECORDS 1968                              33 016   



credits:

Drums – Wallace Bishop
    Guitar – Tiny Grimes
    Organ – Milton Bruckner*
    Sleeve Notes – Jean-Joseph Poinsot
    Tenor Saxophone – Hal Singer
    Trumpet – Johnny Letman

tracklisting:

A1 Milt And Hal
Written-By – Singer 7:00
A2 Time For Dreams
Written-By – Singer 6:10
A3 A Ghost Of A Chance
Written-By – Crosby*, Ted Washington*, Victor Young 4:00
B1 There Is A Small Hotel
Written-By – Art Lawrence*, Richard Rodgers 7:15
B2 Nancy With The Laughing Face
Written-By – J. Van Heusen*, Silvers 4:30
B3 The Blues Is Mine
Written-By – Singer 8:25












HAL SINGER PARIS SOUL FOOD

KING RECORDS 1969                                            KS-1075


credits:

Hal Singer – tenor sax et vocal,
Manu Dibango – orgue et sax,
Bernard Estardy – orgue,
Slim Pezin – guitare,
Jeannot Karl – finder bass,
Lucien Dobat – drums, percu,
Jean-Louis Proust – tambour, percu,
Robin Hemingway – tambour, vocal + 

une chorale de Jackie Miller,
Don Corinaldi, Glynda Morton, Jane Jarest 

and Robin Hemingway
Recording dates : Automn 1969 in Paris (France)
Recorded By – Robin Hemingway productions
for polydor records Paris France
Manufactured By starday King records USA

tracks list:

A1 Paris Soul Food 2:30
A2 Brother, I'm With You 2:24
A3 Malcolm X 3:36
A4 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa- 2:56
A5 Saturday Night In Watts, Act One 4:49
B1 Green Onions 2:27
B2 Jumpin' Jack Flash 3:35
B3 Good To Me     2:26
B4 Son Of A Preacher Man 2:15
B5 Kansas City 2:39
B6 Hey Jude 4:21






 
 

dimanche 7 octobre 2018

MR. JAMO " You Just Ain't Ready "


SSS International records 1970        SSS-808


credits:

 Producer, Written-By – Jamo Thomas



 Tracklisting

A     You Just Ain't Ready (Part 1)     2:29

B     You Just Ain't Ready (Part 2)     2:35





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