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Press

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...."

jeudi 18 juillet 2019

WILSON PICKETT IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1965                                SD 8114


credits:

 unknown (clarinet, tenor saxophone, piano)
Robert Ward (guitar)
unknown (electric bass, drums)
Wilson Pickett (lead vocals)
Eddie Floyd, Ben Night, Mack Rice, Joe Stubbs (vocals)
Detroit, MI, 1961

A5    I Found A Love

Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks (trumpet)
Clarence "Satch" Satchell (flute)
Ivory Joe Hunter (piano, director)
Lance Finnie, Robert Ward (guitar)
Cornelius Johnson, Marshall "Rock" Jones (unknown instruments)
Wilson Pickett (vocals) and others

Cincinnati, OH, October 19, 1962

B6    Let's Kiss And Make Up
B3    Take This Love I've Got

unknown (trumpet, saxophones,
piano, organ, electric bass, drums, female chorus)
Wilson Pickett (vocals)

NYC, May 12, 1964

B1    I'm Gonna Cry
A4    For Better Or Worse

Jack Cortner, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry (trumpet)
Tony Studd (bass trombone)
Joe Grimaldi (tenor saxophone)
Haywood Henry (baritone saxophone)
Paul Griffin (piano)
Cornell Dupree, Wally Richardson (guitar)
Jimmy Lewis (electric bass)
Panama Francis, Ted Sommer (drums)
Joe Mitchell (unknown instruments)
Cissy Houston, Wilson Pickett (vocals)
Teacho Wiltshire (arranger, director)

NYC, November 13, 1964

A2    Teardrops Will Fall
B4    Come Home Baby
A3    Take A Little Love

Wayne Jackson (trumpet)
harles "Packy" Axton, Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)
Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone)
Joe Hall (piano)
Steve Cropper (guitar)
Donald "Duck" Dunn (electric bass)
Al Jackson (drums)
Wilson Pickett (vocals)

Memphis, TN, May 12, 1965

B2    Don't Fight It
A6    That's A Man's Way
A1    In The Midnight Hour
B5    I'm Not Tired 


 tracks list:

A1     In The Midnight Hour
 Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
A2     Teardrops Will Fall
Written-By – Dickey Doo*, Marion Smith
A3     Take A Little Love
Written-By – Wilson Pickett
A4     For Better Or Worse
Written-By – Don Juan Mancha, Wilson Pickett
A5     I Found A Love
Written-By – Robert West (2), Willie Schofield, Wilson Pickett
A6     That's A Man's Way
Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
B1     I'm Gonna Cry
Written-By – Don Covay, Wilson Pickett
B2     Don't Fight It
 Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
B3     Take This Love I've Got
Written-By – Bonnie Rice*, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett
B4     Come Home Baby
Written-By – Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil
B5     I'm Not Tired
Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
B6     Let's Kiss And Make Up
Written-By – Willie Schofield









WILSON PICKETT I'M IN LOVE

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1967                             SD 8175

credits:

Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpet)
Charlie Chalmers, King Curtis (tenor saxophone)
Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone)
Bobby Woods (piano)
Bobby Emmons (organ)
Bobby Womack (lead guitar)
Reggie Young (guitar)
Tommy Cogbill (electric bass)
Gene Chrisman (drums)
Wilson Pickett (vocals)

recorded in
Memphis, TN, July 1 & 3, 1967
 Engineer [Recording] – Tom Dowd
Producer – Tom Dowd, Tommy Cogbill 

tracks list:

A1     Jealous Love
Written-By – Bobby Womack, King Curtis
A2     Stagger Lee
Written-By – Harold Logan, Lloyd Price
A3     That Kind Of Love
Written-By – Don Covay
A4     I'm In Love
Written-By – Bobby Womack
A5     Hello Sunshine
Written-By – Curtis*, Miller*
B1     Don't Cry No More
B2     We've Got To Have Love
Written-By – Bobby Womack, Wilson Pickett
B3     Bring It On Home To Me
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B4     She's Looking Good
Written-By – Roger Collins*
B5     I've Come A Long Way
Written-By – Bobby Womack








WILSON PICKETT IT'S TOO LATE



DOUBLE L RECORDS 1963                            SDL-8300


First Solo AlBum of Wilson Pickett
In 1962, Wilson Pickett experienced its first success in the Falcons 
I Found a Love with but little after posting I Found a Love, 
he decided to embark on a solo career, and in 1963 he joined 
he label of Lloyd Price, Double The Records. Pickett then 
experienced his first success as a solo artist with It's too late - 
(not to be confused with the title of Chuck Willis= - 
who enter the charts July 27, 1963.

credits:
 
Arranged By, Conductor – Sonny Sanders, Teacho Wiltshire
   Engineer – Phil Macy, Robert Bateman
    Producer – Robert Bateman 

tracks list:


A1 If You Need Me 2:35
A2 I'm Gonna Love You 2:10
A3 Baby Don't You Weep 2:09
A4 Peacebreaker 2:37
A5 I'm Down To My Last Heartbreak 2:49
A6 R.B. Special 2:26
B1 I Can't Stop 2:32
B2 It'll Never Be The Same 2:35
B3 Baby Call On Me 2:25
B4 Give Your Lovin' Right Now 2:25
B5 It's Too Late 3:03






mercredi 17 juillet 2019

BLUE RIVERS and THE MAROONS BLUE BEAT IN MY SOUL

 EMI COLUMBIA (uk) 1967                             SCX 6192 


credits:

Blue Rivers (vocals), Winston Joseph (guitar), 
Sleepy Jack Joseph (bass), Steve John (drums), 
Ray Rhoden (keyboards), Ayinde Folarin (percussion), 
Paddy Corea (flute, saxophone), 
Clarence Brooms Crosdale (trombone)


tracks list:


A1 Seven Steps To Power
A2 Witchcraft Man
A3 I've Been Pushed Around
A4 I Need Somebody
A5 Sabu
A6 Phoenix City
B1 Guns Of Navarone
B2 That's Enough
B3 Home In Your Heart
B4 Turn Me And Twist Me
B5 Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
B6 Searching For You Baby

        







THE O'JAYS BACK ON TOP

BELL RECORDS1968                                     Bell 6014  


  Original O'Jays members Eddie Levert, William Powell, 
Walter Williams and Bobby Massey all contributed to this album,
 and all four were pictured on its cover. 
This is the first O'Jays album not to include the group's fifth 
original member, Bill Isles, who quit the group shortly before
 this album was recorded. Bobby Massey would also later leave the group, 
just before their breakthrough 
success with Philadelphia International Records.

credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Richard Tee
    Engineer [Recording] – Pat Jaques
    Producer – George Kerr
Studio    Broadway Recording Studios, New York City


tracklisting:

 A1 I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Today) 2:45
A2 I'm So Glad I Found You 2:57
A3 Going Going Gone 2:40
A4 That's Alright 2:28
A5 I Dig Your Act 2:12
A6 Look Over Your Shoulder 2:45
B1 You're Too Sweet 2:58
B2 Just Another Guy 2:40
B3 Four For The Price Of One 3:49
B4 Love Is Everywhere 2:42






THE O'JAYS COMIN' TROUGH

IMPERIAL RECORDS 1965                            LP-12290


credits:

 Arranged By – Harold Battiste (tracks: A3)
    Arranged By – Nick DeCaro
    Conductor – Nick De Caro
  
Producer – Nick De Caro* (tracks: B1 to B6),
Tommy LiPuma (tracks: A1 to A6)
Engineer – "Lanky" Linstrot

tracks list:

A1     Whip It On Me Baby    
A2     Think It Over Baby    
A3     Lipstick Traces    
A4     Let It All Out    
A5     I Cried My Last Tear    
A6     I'm Gonna Make It    
B1     Lonely Drifter    
B2     Stand Tall    
B3     Oh How You Hurt Me    
B4     The Storm Is Over    
B5     Girl Machine    
B6     Time Is On My Side







THE O'JAYS SOUL SOUNDS

MINIT RECORDS 1967                                    LP-24008


 tracklist:


A1 Working On Your Case 2:40
Written-By – B. Massey*, L. Hancock*
A2 Hold On 2:43
Written By – W. JohnsonWritten-By – B. Massey*
Written-By [Uncredited] – Walter Williams
A3 Lonely Drifter 2:36
Written-By – E. Levert*, W. Williams*
A4 No Time For You 2:43
Written-By – M. Lance*
A5 A Blowing Wind 2:10
Written-By – Isles*, Massey*, Levert*
A6 It Won't Hurt 2:05
Written-By – L. Burton*, P. Sawyer*
B1 Stand In For Love 2:55
Written-By – E. Levert*
B2 How Does It Feel 2:50
Written-By – Isles*, Massey*, Levert*, Williams*, Powell*
B3 Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) 2:43
Written-By – N. Neville*
B4 I'll Never Forget You 2:11
Written-By – J. Ashford*, M. Terry*
B5 Oh. How You Hurt Me 2:15
Written-By – E. Levert*, F. Little, Jr.*   
B6 Crack Up Laughing 2:28
Written-By – B. Massey*







 

mardi 16 juillet 2019

BOOKER T AND THE MG'S DOIN' OUR THING

STAX RECORDS 1968                                               S 724 


credits:

           
Booker T Jones – organ, bass, guitar, clavichord, keyboards
    Steve Cropper – guitar
    Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
    Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass


Memphis, TN, November 24, 1967
196713520    The Beat Goes On

Booker T Jones – organ, bass, guitar, clavichord, keyboards
    Steve Cropper – guitar
    Al Jackson, Jr. – drums
    Donald "Duck" Dunn – bass


Memphis, TN, February 2, 1968

track list:

A1 I Can Dig It 2:44    
A2 Expressway (To Your Heart)  3:00    
A3 Doin' Our Thing 3:55    
A4 You Don't Love Me 2:52    
A5 Never My Love 2:45    
A6 The Exodus Song 2:35    
B1 The Beat Goes On 2:32    
B2 Ode To Billie Joe 3:56    
B3 Blue On Green 2:29    
B4 You Keep Me Hanging On 4:47    
B5 Let's Go Get Stoned  2:51















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samedi 13 juillet 2019

BOOKER T and THE MG'S HIP HUG HER

STAX RECORDS 1967                                 STAX 717


credits and session recording:

Steve Cropper - guitar
Booker T. Jones - organ, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass
Al Jackson, Jr. - drum

Recorded 
   February 9, 1967
April 26, 1967
       

Tracks List


A1 Hip Hug-Her
Written-By – Al Jackson*, Booker T. Jones,
Donald Dunn*, Steve Cropper
A2 Soul Sanction
Written-By – Al Jackson*, Booker T. Jones,
Donald Dunn*, Steve Cropper
A3 Get Ready
Written-By – William Robinson
A4 More
Written-By – M. Ciorciolini*, Nino Oliviero,
Norman Newell, Riz Ortolani
A5 Double Or Nothing
Written-By – Al Jackson*, Booker T. Jones,
Donald Dunn*, Steve Cropper
A6 Carnaby St.
Written-By – Al Jackson*, Booker T. Jones,
Donald Dunn*, Steve Cropper
B1 Slim Jenkins' Place
Written-By – Al Jackson*, Booker T. Jones,
Donald Dunn*, Steve Cropper
B2 Pigmy
Written-By – Billy Larkin, Henry Swarn*,
Mel Brown
B3 Groovin'
Written-By – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
B4 Booker's Notion
Written-By – Al Jackson*, Booker T. Jones,
Donald Dunn*, Steve Cropper
B5 Sunny
Written-By – Bobby Hebb








vendredi 12 juillet 2019

JAMES HARMAN LONESOME MOON TRANCE

Infinity Entertainment Group  RECORDS 

Release Date     Nov 04, 2003


Harman performed as a blues harmonica player and singer in Chicago,
 New York, and elsewhere before he moved to Southern California 
in the 1970s.[2] There, his Icehouse Blues Band played alongside 
Big Joe Turner, John Lee Hooker, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Albert King,
 B.B. King, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulsom, Eddie "Cleanhead" 
Vinson, Johnny "Guitar" Watson, and Albert Collins.[3] In 1977
 he formed the James Harman Band. Over the years their line-up 
has included Phil Alvin and Bill Bateman, who left in 1978 to form
 The Blasters; Gene Taylor, who departed in 1981, also to join 
the Blasters before moving on to The Fabulous Thunderbirds; and Kid Ramos.
 Alumni also included the late Hollywood Fats who, after leaving
his own band in 1980, played alongside Harman for five years.

credits:
 Acoustic Bass – Buddy Clark (tracks: 2, 9, 11, 12)
Drums – "Big Al" West* (tracks: 2, 3, 9, 11, 12),
Paul V. Fasulo* (tracks: 4), Stephen T. Hodges* (tracks: 1, 5, 6, 7),
Steve Mugalian (tracks: 8, 10)
Electric Bass – Joseph Leaon* (tracks: 5, 7, 10)
Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass – "Brother Miles" Reed* (tracks: 1, 4, 6)
Guitar – "Steady Rollin" Bob Margolin* (tracks: 8), Elmo "Buddy" Reed* (tracks: 7, 10), Dave Gonzalez (tracks: 5), Enrico Crivellaro (2) (tracks: 4), Michael "Junior" Watson* (tracks: 11), David "Kid" Ramos* (tracks: 1, 6), Kirk "Eli" Fletcher* (tracks: 2, 9, 11 ), Nathan James (2) (tracks: 12)
Guitar, Acoustic Bass – Jeff " Big Dad" Turmes* (tracks: 3)
Guitar, Slide Guitar – Robert Charles Eason* (tracks: 5, 7, 8, 10)
Percussion – James Michael Tempo (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 7)
Piano – Carl Sonny Leyland (tracks: 2, 9), Gene Taylor (2) (tracks: 12), Steve F'dor (tracks: 10), Thomas A. Mahon* (tracks: 1, 4, 6)
    Vocals, Harmonica, Producer – James Harman


Engineer, Producer – Jerry Hall 
Mastered By – Lou Hemsey
Recorded At – Peace In The Valley Recording
Mixed At – Peace In The Valley Recording


tracks list:

1    Double Hogback Growler           
2    Lowdown Grown-up Jive           
3    Skeet-a-little Taste           
4    Piecework Politicians           
5    Alibi, Reason Why (Sounds Just Like a Lie to Me)           
6    Miss Bessie Mae Blues           
7    My Secret Escapade           
8    Bad-Luck Life           
9    Love Stuff           
10    Time Will Tell           
11    It's Yo' World (I'm Just Livin' in It Now)           
12    Lonesome Moon Trance










mardi 9 juillet 2019

BOOKER T and THE MG'S AND NOW!

STAX RECORDS 1965                                    S-711 

also issued on Atlantic SD 7711.


credits and session recording:

Booker T. Jones (organ, electric piano) 
Steve Cropper (guitar) 
Donald "Duck" Dunn (elec-bass)
Al Jackson (drums)

Memphis, TN, circa July 9, 1965
9110    Summertime
9112    One Mint Julep

same personnel

Memphis, TN, September 19, 1966
10801    Jericho
10802    No Matter What Shape
10803    In The Midnight Hour
10804    Working In The Coal Mine
10805    Don't Mess Up A Good Thing
10806    Think
10807    Taboo
10808    Soul Jam
10809    Sentimental Journey
Booker T. Jones (p) Steve Cropper (g, el-b)
Donald "Duck" Dunn (el-b, claves) 
Al Jackson (d)

Memphis, TN, 1966

10509    My Sweet Potato

          
track list:

A1        My Sweet Potato    2:40   
A2        Jericho    2:30   
A3        No Matter What Shape    2:50   
A4        One Mint Julep    2:45   
A5        In The Midnight Hour    2:50   
A6        Summertime    4:35   
B1        Working In The Coal Mine    2:40   
B2        Don't Mess Up A Good Thing    2:20   
B3        Think    2:53   
B4        Taboo    4:20   
B5        Soul Jam    3:00   
B6        Sentimental Journey    3:10


 


THE FOUR TOPS REACH OUT

MOTOWN RECORDS 1967                                       S-660 


Reach Out is an album recorded by the Four Tops, issued 
on Motown Records in July 1967. It was the final Four Tops 
LP to be produced by Motown's main songwriting and production
  team, Holland–Dozier–Holland, who departed 
the label in late 1967 over money disputes.


     credits:

    Levi Stubbs: lead vocals
    Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson,
 Lawrence Payton, and The Andantes: background vocals
    The Funk Brothers: instrumentation

    Released     July 1967
    Recorded     1966–67 

tracks list:

A1 Reach Out I'll Be There 2:58    
A2 Walk Away Renee 2:42    
A3 7-Rooms Of Gloom 2:31    
A4 If I Were A Carpenter 2:47    
A5 Last Train To Clarksville 2:38    
A6 I'll Turn To Stone 2:33    
B1 I'm A Believer 2:36    
B2 Standing In The Shadows Of Love 2:34    
B3 Bernadette 3:00    
B4 Cherish 3:00    
B5 Wonderful Baby 2:30    
B6 What Else Is There To Do (But Think About You) 2:38


 



THE FOUR TOPS THE SECOND ALBUM

MOTOWN RECORDS 1965                            MS 634 


Four Tops' Second Album (also known as Second Album)
 is a 1965 R&B studio album by vocal quartet the Four Tops.
Released     November 13, 1965

credits:

    Levi Stubbs – lead vocals
    Abdul Fakir – vocals
    Renaldo Benson – vocals
    Lawrence Payton – keyboard, vocals
    The Andantes – background vocals
    Instrumentation by the Funk Brothers

Recorded    Hitsville U.S.A. (Studio A)


tracks list:

A1   I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)
A2   Love Feels Like Fire
A3   Is There Anything That I Can Do
A4   Something About You
A5   It's The Same Old Song
A6   Helpless
B1   Just As Long As You Need Me
B2   Darling, I Hum Our Song
B3   I Like Everything About You
B4   Since You've Been Gone
B5   Stay In My Lonely Arms
B6   I'm Grateful






lundi 8 juillet 2019

THE FOUR TOPS ON TOP

MOTOWN RECORDS 1966                                   MS 647 



On Top is the third studio album recorded by the Four Tops, 
issued by Motown Records in July 1966.


credits:

             Renaldo Benson – vocals
    Abdul Fakir – vocals
    Lawrence Payton – keyboards, vocals
    Levi Stubbs – vocals

Producer – Holland & Dozier (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B6)


tracks list:

A1 I Got A Feeling
    Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland    
A2 Brenda
    Songwriter – Edward Holland, Jr.    
A3 Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
    Producer – Ivy Jo Hunter Written-By – Ivy Jo Hunter, Stevie Wonder        
A4 Shake Me, Wake Me (When It's Over)
    Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland        
A5 Until You Love Someone
    Songwriter – Brian Holland        
A6 There's No Love Left
    Songwriter – Holland-Dozier-Holland, James Dean         
B1 Matchmaker
    written-By – Jerry Bock, Sheldon M. Harnuck*        
B2 Michelle
    Written-By – Lennon-McCartney        
B3 In The Still Of The Night
    Written-By – Cole Porter        
B4 Bluesette
    Written-By – Norman Gimbel, Jean Thielemans*        
B5 Quiet Night Of Quiet Stars
    Written-By – Antonio Jobim*, Gene Lees        
B6 Then
    Written-By – Robert Rogers, William Robinson*, Warren Moore







BIG MAMA THORTON AND THE CJICAGO BLUES BAND

ARHOOLIE RECORDS 1966                                   F 1032


Credits:

Bass – Luther Johnson
    Drums – Francis Clay, Willie Mae Thornton (tracks: A5)
    Guitar – Muddy Waters, Samuel Lawhorn
    Harmonica – James Cotton
    Piano – Otis Spann
    Vocals – Willie Mae Thornton

Producer – Chris Strachwitz
recorded at:
Coast Recorders San Francisco CA
25/4/1966


tracklisting:

A1 I'm Feeling Alright
Written-By – Thornton*   
A2 Sometimes I Have A Heartache
Written-By – Thornton*   
A3 Black Rat - (Take 4)
Written-By – Thornton*, Lawlers*   
A4 Life Goes On
Written-By – Morris*, Williams*   
A5 Everything Gonna Be Alright
Written-By – Thornton*
B1 Big Mama's Bumble Bee Blues
Written-By – Thornton*, Lawlers*   
B2 Gimme A Penny - (Take 6)
Written-By – J. Moore*, T. Rhone*   
B3 Looking The World Over
Written-By – E. Lawlers*   
B4 I Feel The Way I Feel
Written-By – Thornton*
B5 Guide Me Home
Written-By – Thornton*








dimanche 7 juillet 2019

BIG MAMA THORTON IN EUROPE

ARHOOLIE RECORS 1966                                  F 1028


credits:

 Bass – Jimmy Lee Robinson* (tracks: A1 to A6, B3)
    Blues Harp – Big Mama Thornton (tracks: B3 to B4), 
Walter "Shaky" Horton* (tracks: A5 to A6, B3, B5)
    Drums – Big Mama Thornton (tracks: B4 to B5), 
Fred Below (tracks: A1 to A6, B3)
    Guitar – Buddy Guy (tracks: A1 to A6, B3 to B5)
    Organ – Eddie Boyd (tracks: A4 to A6, B3)
    Piano – Eddie Boyd (tracks: A1 to A3, B4 to B5)
 Vocals – Big Mama Thornton


Recorded By, Producer, Photography By – Chris Strachwitz
Recorded at Wessex Studio - London, England ,October 20, 1965.


track listing:

A1 Swing It On Home    
A2 Sweet Little Angel    
A3 The Place    
A4 Little Red Rooster    
A5 Unlucky Girl    
A6 Hound Dog    
B1 My Heavy Load
Guitar – Fred McDowell   
B2 School Boy
Guitar – Fred McDowell
B3 Down-Home Shake-Down    
B4 Your Love Is Where It Ought To Be    
B5 Session Blues







WILLIE MAE "Big Mama" Thornton ‎– Hound Dog

SINGLE  5-1612 1956



A Hound Dog 2:47
Orchestra – Kansas City Bill & Orchestra
Written-By – J. Otis, J. Leiber-M. Stoller



   
B Rock A Bye Baby 2:32
Orchestra – Johnny Otis Orchestra



Uloz

jeudi 4 juillet 2019

lundi 1 juillet 2019

CHUCK JACKSON ANY DAY NOW

WAND RECORDS 1962                                   WDM- 654



tracks list:

A1 I Keep Forgettin` 2:43
A2 Any Day Now     3:26
A3 Just Once 2:10
A4 The Same Old Story     2:20
A5 Whatcha` Gonna Say Tomorrow     2:24
A6 Make The Night A Little Longer 2:26
B1 Who`s Gonna Pick Up The Pieces 2:48
B2 In Real Life 2:44
B3 Angel Of Angels 2:30
B4 The Breaking Point 3:15
B5 The Prophet     3:28
B6 Everybody Needs Love 1:53



 


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