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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...."

mercredi 18 septembre 2019

THE FAME GANG GRITS & GRAVY THE BEST OF





BGP Records     UK                                      CDBGPD 288 


CD, Album, Compilation


credits:

 guitarist Junior Lowe,
guitarist Travis Wammack,
keyboardist Clayton Ivey,
bassist Jesse Boyce,
drummer Freeman Brown,
percussionist Mickey Buckins,
trumpeter/trombonist Harrison Calloway,
saxophonists Ronnie Eades,
Harvey Thompson,
Aaron Varnell

tracks list:

1 Grits And Gravy    
2 Twangin' My Thang    
3 Cannonball    
4 Stand    
5 Shortnin' Bread    
6 Groove Killer    
7 Crime Don't Pay    
8 Your Good Thing    
9 Soul Feud    
10 Shoalin'    
11 Turn My Chicken Loose    
12 It's Your Thing    
13 Choice Of Colors    
14 Hey Joe    
15 Soul Stutterin'    
16 Sunrise    
17 Walk Tall    
18 Twenty Five Miles    
19 Rang's Thang    
20 Smokestack Lightning    
21 Sax Appeal    
22 Shufflin'    
23 Canteloupe Island    
24 Muscle Soul    
25 Twangin' My Thang (Alternate Version)











WILLIS JACKSON LOOSE....

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                              PR 7273 


credits and session recording:

Frank Robinson (trumpet) Willis Jackson (tenor sax) 
Carl Wilson (organ) Bill Jones (guitar) 
Joe Hadrick (drums)

recorded in
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
March 26, 1963


track list:

 A1 Secret Love        
A2 When My Dreamboat Comes Home        
A3 She's My Love        
B1 Y'All        
B2 After Hours        
B3 What Will I Tell My Heart   

   
    





jeudi 12 septembre 2019

QUARTETTE TRES BIEN BOSS TRES BIEN

DECCA RECORDS  1964                                         DL 74547 



credits:

       The Quartette Trés Bien was an American jazz combo based in St. Louis
 led by pianist Jeter Thompson. The group started to play around 1960 and
 began recording in the mid '60s. Jeter Thompson played with Jimmy Forrest,
 Oliver Nelson and Emmett Carter in his early years. The bassist of the group
is Richard Simmons, the drummer Albert St. James who accompanied also
Charlie Parker, Tab Smith and Jimmy Forrest. Percussionist Percy James added
 a Latin flavor to the quartette who played more than ten years, before splitting.
Jeter Thompson is still active leading for a few years the Trio Tres Bien with
brothers Harold Thompson (bass) and Howard Thompson (drums).

    Producer – Norman Wienstroer


tracks list:

 A1 Boss Tres Bien
    Written-By – Jeter Thompson 5:26   
A2 The Sweetest Sounds
    Written-By – Richard Rodgers 3:53   
A3 Love Letters
    Written-By – Edward Heyman, Victor Young 2:47   
A4 I Love Paris
    Written-By – Cole Porter 5:36   
A5 Tonight
    Written-By – Leonard Bernstein 2:15   
B1 Days Of Wine And Roses
    Written-By – Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer 5:20   
B2 Always On Saturday
    Written-By – Jeter Thompson 2:18   
B3 The Breeze And I - From Suite "Andalucia"
    Written-By – Al Stillman, Ernesto Lecuona 4:44   
B4 Lover, Come Back To Me
    Written-By – Oscar Hammerstein II, Sigmund Romberg 2:43   
B5 Rhodesian Chant
    Written-By – Jeter Thompson 4:38     





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THE QUARTETTE TRES BIEN OUR THING

DECCA RECORDS 1967                                    DL 75044

Credits:

Richard Simmons bass
Albert St. James drums
Jeter Thompson piano
Percy James percussion



tracks list:

A1 Sunny
Written-By – Bobby Hebb
A2 Alfie
Written-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David 
A3 Goodbye
Piano – Gordon Jenkins 
A4 Wish You Were Here
Written-By – Harold Rome 
A5 I Am That I Am
Written-By – Percy James 
B1 Sunrise, Sunset
Written-By – Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick 
B2 Invitation
Written-By – Bronislau Kaper*, Paul Francis Webster 
B3 The More I See You
Written-By – Harry Warren (2), Mack Gordon 
B4 The Sound Of Music
Written-By – Oscar Hammerstein 2nd*, Richard Rodgers 








mercredi 11 septembre 2019

THE MEMPHIS HORNS

COTILLION RECORDS 1970                            SD 9014 


        band

    Wayne Jackson - trumpet (born 24 November 1941,
 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
    Andrew Love - tenor saxophone (born 21 November 1941, 
in Memphis, Tennessee, USA)
    Lewis Collins - saxophone, flute
    Jack Hale - trombone
    Jack Hale, Jr. - trumpet, french horn, (born in 1955,
 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA
    Ed Logan - tenor saxophone (born Edward Logan, 12 February 1945, 
in Memphis, Tennessee, USA died 13 April 2000, in Mobile, Alabama, USA)
    James Mitchell - baritone saxophone (born 27 May 1949, 
in Ashland, Kentucky, USA)
    Ben Cauley - trumpet
    Roger Hopps - trumpet
recorded at Sounds of Memphis,
Memphis Tenn.
engineer : stan Kesler
produced by Stan Kesler, Wayne Jackson & Andrew lowe


tracks list:

A1 I Can't Turn You Loose     2:31    
A2 Soul Bowl     3:13    
A3 Wooly Bully     2:25    
A4 One Mile High     2:27    
A5 Medley To Sam & Dave With Love - You Don't Know
 Like I Know/Soul Man     3:02    
B1 Sanitation Man     2:11    
B2 Share Your Love With Me     2:57    
B3 Cry Like A Baby     2:33    
B4 Cherry Tree     2:16    
B5 Sad Song (Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa)     2:32    
B6 Time     2:43






lundi 9 septembre 2019

CHARLES SHEFFIELD It's Your Voodoo Working - Rock 'N Roll Train

EXCELLO RECORDS 1961                             45-2200


 Tracklist

A It's Your Voodoo Working 1:49
B Rock 'N Roll Train 2:13

Crédits
Written-By – C. Sheffield







LAVERN BAKER SINGS BESSIE SMITH

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1958                             1281

 also issued on Atlantic SD 1281


credits:

Arranged By  Ernie Wilkins, Nat Pierce, Phil Moore
    Baritone Saxophone Jerome Richardson, Sahib Shihab
    Bass  Wendell Marshall
    Drums  Joe Marshall
    Guitar  Danny Barker
    Liner Notes  Charles Edward Smith
    Photography By  Tom Palumbo
    Piano  Nat Pierce
    Tenor Saxophone  Paul Quinichette
    Trombone  Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Vic Dickenson
    Trumpet  Buck Clayton
    Vocals  LaVern Baker
    Professor Alex Bradford & His Singers.

Recording dates:
1958 - January 27, New York City: A1, A2, A3, B3.
January 28, New York City: A4, A5, B1, B2.
January 29, New York City: A6, B4, B5, B6.
Engineer [Recording] Tom Dowd
Producer  Nesuhi Ertegun
    

tracks list:

 A1         Gimme A Pigfoot     3:08    
A2         Baby Doll     3:37    
A3         On Revival Day     3:14    
A4         Money Blues     2:52    
A5         I Ain't Gonna Play No Second Fiddle     3:56    
A6         Backwater Blues     4:39    
B1         Empty Bed Blues     4:52    
B2         There'll Be A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight     2:42    
B3         Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out     3:56    
B4         After You've Gone     3:09    
B5         Young Woman's Blues     2:51    
B6         Preaching The Blues     2:50



  



samedi 7 septembre 2019

DAVY JONES and THE VOODOO FUNK MACHINE SOOKIE SOOKIE

PHILIPS RECORDS 1968                         LP  849 002       


track list:

A1 Voodoo 2:45    
A2 The Dream 2:55    
A3 Mojo 3:02    
A4 The Magic Words 1:50    
A5 Love 2:43    
A6 Grazing In The Grass 2:30    
B1 Sookie Sookie 2:22    
B2 Burning Desire 2:08    
B3 There I Go And Then     2:00    
B4 Huk     1:47    
B5 Strange World 2:40    
B6 Hitch It To The Horse 3:15









DAVY JONES LIVE AT THE LUCKY STAR

SOUL SOUNDS RECORDS 1967                       LP 30.556  



 Rare Popcorn album of Davy Jones without "The Voodoo Funk machine",
 but with the group "Pocomania" that will become "Het".
 This album was recorded live in an Amsterdam Club "the Lucky Star"
 in 1967. This one includes the great Soul jazz dancer "Soul Samba".
 Exist only Holland issue.

 tracks list:

A1 Tell The Truth
Written-By – Ray Charles
A2 Early In The Morning
Written-By – Bartley*, Hickman*, Jordan
A3 Wade In The Water (Instr.)
Arranged By – Davy Jones (4)Written-By – Trad.
A4 The Riddle Song
Arranged By – Davy Jones (4)Written-By – Trad.
A5 Hound Dog
Written-By – Otis*, Leiber - Stoller
A6 Tobacco Road
Written-By – John D. Loudermilk
B1 The Night Time Is The Right Time
Written-By – Herman*, Brown*, Cadena*
B2 A Change Is Gonna Come
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B3 Soul Samba (Instr.)
Written-By – Adderley
B4 Watch Your Step
Written-By – Bobby Parker
B5 Turn On You Lovelight
Written-By – Malone*, Scott*





VIDEOS,DOCS & SOUNDTRACK




FOR BLUES MUSIC FANS




LOU DONALDSON SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY





COLUMBIA RECORDS 1994                         CK 66790 


credits:


Congas, Bongos – Ray Mantilla (tracks: 1, 5, 8)
Drums – Fukushi Tainaka
Guitar – Peter Bernstein
Organ [Hammond] – Dr. Lonnie Smith*
Saxophone [Alto] – Lou Donaldson          
recorded:

New York City: August 14 & 15, 1994
Engineer [Assistant] – Suzanne Dyer*
Executive Producer – Dr. George Butler
Producer – Todd Barkan
Recorded By – Mike Krowiak


tracks listing

01. What Now My Love (C. Sigman/G. Becaud) - 6:27
02. Sentimental Journey (B. Green/L. Brown/B. Homer) - 8:19
03. What'll I Tell My Heart (P. Tintorn/J. Lawrence) - 7:02
04. Messin' Around With C.P. (Lou Donaldson) - 5:55
05. My Little Suede Shoes (C. Parker) - 6:13
06. Midnight Creeper (Lou Donaldson) - 7:58
07. Danny Boy (F. Weatherly) - 5:49
08. Peck Time (Lou Donaldson) - 7:37







jeudi 5 septembre 2019

BOBBY MOORE & Rhythm Aces - SEARCHING FOR MY LOVE

CHECKER RECORDS 1966                                LP300



 credits:

  Performer – Bobby Moore, Chico Jenkins, Clifford Laws,
Joe Frank , John Baldwin, Jr., Larry Moore , Marion Sledge

    Producer – Rick Hall

Recorded June 1966 at Fame Recording Studios,
Muscle Shoals. Ala.

 tracks list:

A1         Searching For My Love     2:29    
A2         Mr. Starling     2:00    
A3         Follow Me     2:57    
A4         The Hamburger Song     2:00    
A5         Hey, Mr D.J.     2:53    
A6         When I Get This Feeling     2:06    
B1         We've Got That     2:25    
B 2         How Can You Do It, Baby     2:44    
B3         Alone     5:05    
B4         Jenny, Jenny     1:50    
B5         I Will Never Trust Love Again     2:45    
B6         Come Back Baby




 


THE COASTERS Young Blood / Searchin'

ATCO RECORDS 1957          SINGLE 45-6087


credits:

Carl Gardner – lead vocals
Billy Guy – baritone vocals
Bobby Nunn – bass vocals
Leon Hughes – tenor vocals

Session musicians

    George Barnes, Alan Hanlon, Tony Mottola, Sonny Forriest: guitars
    Wendell Marshall, Abie Baker: bass
    Joe Marshall, Gary Chester, Sticks Evans: drums
    Mike Stoller: piano
    King Curtis: tenor sax
    Bobby Rosengarden: percussion


tracks list:

A Young Blood
Written-By – Pomus*, Leiber-Stoller 2:15
B Searchin'
Written-By – Leiber-Stoller 









THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP THEIR FIRST LP

FONTANA RECORDS 1965                             TL 5242 




credits:

      Drums – Peter York
    Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano – Steve Winwood
    Vocals, Bass Guitar – Muff Winwood
    Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica – Spencer Davis


 tracks list:


   A1 My Babe
    Guitar [Solo] – Steve Winwood Written-By – Medley*, Hatfield*       
A2 Dimples
    Guitar [Lead] – Steve Winwood Written-By – John Lee Hooker
A3 Searchin'
    Written-By – J. Leiber / M. Stoller   
A4 Every Little Bit Hurts
    Organ – Kenny Salmon Written-By – E. Cobb*
A5 I'm Blue (Gong Gong Song)
    Piano – Peter Asher Vocals [Refrain] – Millie* Written-By – Turner*
A6 Sittin' And Thinkin'
    Written-by, Vocals [Lead] – Spencer Davis   
B1 I Can't Stand It
    Written-By – Smokey McAllister   
B2 Here Right Now
    Organ – Kenny Salmon Written-By – Steve Winward*
B3 Jump Back     
Written-By – Rufus Thomas    
B4 It's Gonna Work Out Fine
    Written-By – Lee*, Seneca*    
B5 Midnight Train
    Written-By – Alvin Roy, Gerry Hicks    
B6 It Hurts Me So
    Written-By – Steve Winward* 







mercredi 4 septembre 2019

LITTLE MILTON IF WALLS COULD TALK

CHECKER RECORDS  1970                           LPS 3012 


credits:
 Arranged By [Orchestra] – Gene Barge
    Engineer – David Purple*
    Photography – Peter Amft
    Producer – Calvin Carter


track list:
     A1 If Walls Could Talk
    Written-By – Bobby Miller
A2 Baby I Love You
    Written-By – Jimmy Holiday       
A3 Let's Get Together
    Written-By – Morris Dollison       
A4 Things That I Used To Do
    Written-By – Eddy (Guitar Slim) Jones*       
A5 Kansas City
    Written-By – Willie Littlefield*       
B1 Poor Man
    Written-By – Butler*, Blumenberg*, Campbell*       
B2 Blues Get Off My Shoulder
    Written-By – Robert Parker       
B3 I Play Dirty
    Written-By – Pearl Woods       
B4 Good To Me As I Am To You
    Written-By – Franklin*, White*       
B5 Your Precious Love
    Written-By – Morris Dollison       
B6 I Don't Know
    Written-By – B. Stevenson*, B. Benton*







Uloz  

LITTLE MILTON WE'RE GONNA MAKE IT

CHECKER RECORDS  1965                             LPS-2995 


credits:

    Arranged By – James Carter (7) (tracks: B1 to B6), 
Phil Wright (tracks: A1 to A6)
      Liner Notes – Robert B. Q.
    Photography [Cover] – Don S. Bronstein
    Producer – Billy Davis (2)

Engineer – Ron Malo
Recorded at Ter Mar Recording Studio,
Chicago, Illinois.   


track list:

A1 We're Gonna Make It     2:37    
A2 You're Welcome To The Club     2:45    
A3 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town     2:59    
A4 Blues In The Night     3:08    
A5 Country Style     2:43    
A6 Who's Cheating Who?     2:56    
B1 Blind Man     3:10    
B2 Can't Hold Back The Tears     2:30    
B3 Believe In Me     2:40    
B4 Stand By Me     2:54    
B5 Life Is Like That     2:40    
B6 Ain't No Big Deal On You






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Uloz


LITTLE MILTON GRITS AIN'T GROCERIES

          CHECKER RECORDS 1969                         LPS-3011         


credits:

Producer – Calvin Carter
 Arranged & Conducted By Gene Barge.
Engineer: Malcolm Chisholm
recorded at:
Ter Mar studios Chicago february 1969

 track list:
 
A1 Just A Little Bit     2:20    
A2 Grits Ain't Groceries (All Around The World)     2:39    
A3 I Can't Quit You Baby     6:40    
A4 I'll Always Love You     2:57    
A5 Twenty Three Hours     2:22    
B1 Spring     3:53    
B2 Steal Away     2:52    
B3 You're The One     2:21    
B4 So Blue Without You     2:11    
B5 Did You Ever Love A Woman     2:53





dimanche 1 septembre 2019

MONGO SANTAMARIA STONE SOUL

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1969                    CS 9780

credits:

Alto Saxophone – Sonny Fortune
Baritone Saxophone – Art Kaplan
Bass – William Allen
Congas, Bongos – Ramon "Mongo" Santamaria*
Drums – Bernard Purdie
Percussion [Latin] – Julito Collazo*, Osualdo Martinez*
Piano – Rodgers Grant
Tenor Saxophone – Hadley Caliman, Hubert Laws
Timbales – Steve Berrios
Trumpet – Louis Gasca


Arranged By – Marty Sheller (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1, B2, B4, B5), 
Rodgers Grant (tracks: A4), William Allen (tracks: B3)
Producer – David Rubinson
Engineer – Fred Catero, Roy Segal
tracks listing:

A1 See-Saw       
A2 Son-Of-A-Preacher Man       
A3 Love Child       
A4 Where  We Are       
A5 Hitchcock Railway       
B1 Stoned Soul Picnic       
B2 Who's Making Love       
B3 The Now Generation       
B4 Little Green Apples       
B5 Cloud Nine
 




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