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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...."

dimanche 29 décembre 2019

BUD HARPER WHEREVER YOU WERE - LET IT RAIN

PEACOCK RECORDS 1964         1932

credits:
 Written-By – Malone, Morrison

 A Wherever You Were 2:12




B Let It Rain 1:55






BUD HARPER MR. SOUL


PEACOCK RECORDS 1965                       SINGLE 1939


side A

A Mr. Soul 2:30      




side B

B Let Me Love You 2:25 

 


 




ALVIN CASH & THE REGISTERS SWEATIN'

Mar-v-lus Records ‎– SSR -2004 Secret Stash Records


Note:
"Sweatin' (Do What You Want To)" was recorded in 1965 at One-derful! but never issued.

Years after it was recorded, a mislabeled instrumental acetate of the song surfaced in England. The acetate, under the incorrect name "You Got Me Baby" by The Kinettes, became a floor filler on the northern soul scene.

This new 45 is the first official pressing of the "Sweatin' (Do What You Want To)" instrumental, and the discovery of the vocal take finally solves the mystery behind this sought after recording.

Tracks list

 A Alvin Cash & The Registers Sweatin' (Do What You Want To)     2:23


B The Registers,  Sweatin' (Do What You Want To) (Instrumental) 2:36


 




ALVIN CASH POPPIN' POPCORN

TODDLIN' TOWN RECORDS 1969            124


A Poppin' Popcorn   
H. Scott, J. Gates, A. Cash
       
B Poppin' Popcorn (Instrumental)   
H. Scott, J. Gates, A. Cash    







ALVIN CASH AND THE REGISTERS THE PHILLY FREEZE

PRESIDENT RECORDS 1966                         PTL 1000


tracks list:

A1 The Philly Freeze    
A2 Boston Monkey    
A3 Twine Awhile    
A4 Hawk Eye    
A5 Bump    
B1 Twine Twine    
B2 Fool That I Am    
B3 You Shot Me Thru The Grease    
B4 In Need Of Love    
B5 Burn Just A Hair    
B6 No Deposits - No Returns







ALVIN CASH & SCOTT BROS. ORCHESTRA

TODDLIN TOWN RECORDS 1968                  TT111


credits:

 Arranged By – Bill McFarland, John Jackson
    Written-By – H. Scott, W. Scott

tracks list:

A Keep On Dancing
Written-By – A. Cash, I. Gates
B Keep On Dancing (Instrumental)






samedi 28 décembre 2019

MACEO PARKER FUNK OVERLOAD

What Are Records? 1998                             WAR 60032   


credits:

 Alto Saxophone – Maceo Parker
    Art Direction, Photography By – M. Bianco*
    Backing Vocals – Diann Sorrell* (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8), 
Kara Dio Guardi* (tracks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 8)
    Bass – Jerry Preston
    Drums – Jamal Thomas
    Engineer [Assistant] – Johnny Drazic
    Executive-Producer – Joachim Becker, 
Maceo Parker, Natasha Maddison, Rob Gordon
    Guitar – Bruno Speight
    Mastered By – Scott Hull (2)
    Organ [Hammond] – Will Boulware
    Percussion – Maceo Parker (tracks: 1, 4, 7)
    Photography By – Mike Segal*
    Producer – Daniel Wise
    Rap – Corey Parker (tracks: 1, 3, 5)
    Recorded By – Daniel Wise
    Tenor Saxophone – Vincent Henry
    Trombone – Fred Wesley
    Trumpet – Ron Tooley
    Vocals – Maceo Parker (tracks: 2, 4, 6 to 10)

Recorded at Dan's House of Love, New York City, February 1998. 


this video does not come from this album it is another version






MACEO PARKER MO' ROOTS

VERVE RECORDS 1991                                    314 511

credits:
Alto Saxophone – Maceo Parker
Drums – Bill Stewart (tracks: 1 to 4, 6 to 10)
Guitar – Rodney Jones
Organ [Hammond], Keyboards – Larry Goldings
Tenor Saxophone – Pee Wee Ellis
Trombone – Fred Wesley

Engineer – David Baker
Engineer [Assistant] – Peter Beckerman
Producer – Maceo Parker, Stephan Meyner

tracks list:

1 Hallelujah I Love Her So 3:57
2 Chicken 8:17
3 Let's Get It On 7:43
4 Hamp's Boogie Woogie    6:12
5 Fa Fa Fa (The Sad Song)
Drums – Jimmy Madison Vocals [Featuring] –
Kym Mazelle, Maceo Parker 4:48
6 Jack's Back
Alto Saxophone – Steve Williamson 5:41
7 Sister Sadie 5:26
8 Daddy's Home 6:01
9 Down By The Riverside 6:33
10 Southwick     9:08






vendredi 27 décembre 2019

SAM BAKER COMIN' TO BRING YOU SOME SOUL

SOUND STAGE 7 1968                                   SS7-2613

Credits

Producer – J.R. Enterprises Inc.
Written-By – A.Miller*, C. Whitworth*, S. Baker*


A I Can't Break Away 2:22
B Comin' To Bring You Some Soul 3:00




ROSS CARNEGIE HIS HAMMOND ORGAN

SINGLE EL- CON RECORDS

tracks list:

A     Cool Dad     3:00
B     Win Lose Or Draw     3:04






jeudi 26 décembre 2019

ALAN HAVEN IMAGE

FONTANA RECORDS 1965                TF542


Alan Haven  is an English jazz organist.
He released a single from the Lester film, but is 
perhaps best known for the single Image in 1965 
(originally recorded by The Hank Levine Orchestra), 
which was frequently used as a theme tune on the 
offshore radio station Radio Caroline and also featured
 in the 1965 horror film "The Night Caller. His early 
work was performed on a Lowrey organ.

tracks:

A Image
Written-By – Bob Sande, Joe Glenn, Larry Greene

B Romance On The North Sea
Written-By – Claus Roster




HANK LEVINE AND ORCHESTRA IMAGE

ABC- PARAMOUNT RECORDS 1961

SINGLE 45-10256

     Image - Part I

   


KING CURTIS COMBO THE LONE PRAIRIE JAY WALK

EVEREST RECORDS 1961                              REF 19406


tracks list:

A     The Lone Prairie 2:06

B     Jay Walk 2:37






DR. HORSE JACK, THAT CAT WAS CLEAN

FIRE RECORDS 1962                                     N°514


A Jack, That Cat Was Clean
 Written-By – Dr. Horse
B Salt Pork, West Virginia
Written-By – William Tennyson, Jr.








CANDY PHILLiPS ‎ TIMBER

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1965                          45-2290

Candy Phillips as  Chris Kenner

Producer – Eddie-Bo
    Written By – Johnson, Menelik
    Written-By – Bocage

A     Timber - Part I     2:44
B     Timber - Part II     2:15






BOB KAYLI Small Sad Sam / Tie Me Tight

TAMLA RECORDS 1961        Single 54051

Bob Kayli
Real Name:
Robert Gordy
Recording alias used by Gordy on his 
brother's Motown label in the early 1960's.

A    Small Sad Sam     B     Tie Me Tight



RAY SHARPE HELP ME




credits:
Orchestra  King Curtis Orchestra
featuring Jimmy Hendrix
Producer  King Curtis
Written-By  Dupree*, Ousley*, Sharpe*






















mercredi 25 décembre 2019

CLARENCE CARTER THIS IS CLARENCE CARTER

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                         SD 8192 


credits and sessions recording:

Clarence Carter (g, vo) and others
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, November 10, 1967

13457    Wind It Up
13458    I Can't See Myself
13459    Looking For A Fox

same personnel

NYC, April 3, 1968
14198    Funky Fever

same personnel

Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, April 8, 1968
14255    Slippin' Around
14256    I'm Qualified
14257    Slip Away
14258    She Ain't Gonna Do Right
14259    Thread The Needle

same personnel

circa May 3, 1968???

14473    Do What You Gotta Do
14474    Part Time Love
14475    Set Me Free

             
tracks listing:

A1        Do What You Gotta Do    2:30   
A2        Looking For A Fox    2:15   
A3        Slippin' Around    2:30   
A4        I'm Qualified    2:20   
A5        I Can't See Myself    2:25   
A6        Wind It Up    2:34   
B1        Part Time Love    2:37   
B2        Thread The Needle    2:30   
B3        Slip Away    2:30   
B4        Funky Fever    2:45   
B5        She Ain't Gonna Do Right    2:27   
B6        Set Me Free    3:04


dimanche 22 décembre 2019

THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO SOUND OF CHRISTMAS

ARGO RECORDS 1961                              LPS-687

Sound of Christmas is an album of Christmas music 
by Ramsey Lewis' Trio 
featuring tracks recorded in 1961 
and released on the Argo label


Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "This is a pleasing,

 if rather brief (29 minutes) Christmas jazz album that was 
originally quite popular... fun and melodic, if not all that unique".



credits:


Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor [Orchestra] – Riley Hampton (tracks: B1 to B5)
Double Bass – El Dee Young*
Drums – Red Holt
Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Strings – Abe Meltzer (tracks: B1 to B5), David Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Emil Podsada (tracks: B1 to B5), Harold Kupper (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Irving Kaplan (tracks: B1 to B5), Karl Fruh (tracks: B1 to B5), 
Leonard Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5), Oscar Chausow (tracks: B1 to B5),
 Sol Bobrou* (tracks: B1 to B5), Theodore Silavin (tracks: B1 to B5)
Supervised By – Ralph Bass


Photography [Cover Photo] – Garett-Howar



Recorded October, 1961, at Ter Mar Recording Studios, Chicago.

Engineer – Ron Malo




tracks list:


A1 Merry Christmas Baby 4:00
A2 Winter Wonderland 2:07
A3 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:20
A4 Christmas Blues 2:48
A5 Here Comes Santa Claus 2:38
B1 The Sound Of Christmas 2:17
B2 The Christmas Song 3:13
B3 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 3:15
B4 Sleigh Ride 2:55
B5 What Are You Doing New Year's Eve 3:26






CHRISTMAS GIFT'RAP : MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MOTOWN

Motown records 1968                                         MS-725


credits:

various artists

A1 Diana Ross & The Supremes* – Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town
Written-By – Gillespie*, Coots*
2:40
A2 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* – Christmas Everyday
Written-By – WM Robinson*
2:38
A3 Stevie Wonder – What Christmas Means To Me
Written-By – Story*, Gaye*, Gordy*
2:25
A4 Temptations, The – Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Written-By – J. Marks*
2:55
A5 Diana Ross & The Supremes* – My Christmas Tree
Written-By – J. Webb*
3:10
A6 Temptations, The – White Christmas
Written-By – I. Berlin*
4:22
B1 Stevie Wonder – Ave Maria
Written-By – F. Schubert*
3:53
B2 Temptations, The – Silent Night
Written By – Traditional
2:22
B3 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Written By – Traditional
3:08
B4 Diana Ross & The Supremes* – Silver Bells
Written-By – Livingston, Evans*
3:58
B5 Stevie Wonder – One Little Christmas Tree
Written-By – B. Wells*, Ron Miller*
2:45
B6 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles* – Christmas Lullaby
Written-By – Verdi*, Johnson*, Moore*
3:56









vendredi 20 décembre 2019

LEE DORSEY RIDE YOUR PONY - GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN

AMY RECORDS 1966                                AMY 8010-S


credits:

 Arranged By  Allen Toussaint
    Liner Notes  Burke Johnson
    Written-By  Toussaint* (tracks: A4, A5, B1 to B6),
 Neville* (tracks: A1, A6)


tracks list:

 A1 Ride Your Pony         
A2 The Kitty Kat Song
    Written-By  Roach*, Spendel*     
A3 Shortnin' Bread
    Written-By  Sehorn*     
A4 So Long         
A5 People, I Wish You Could See         
A6 Work, Work, Work         
B1 Get Out Of My Life, Woman         
B2 Here Comes The Hurt Again         
B3 Hello Mama         
B4 Can You Hear Me         
B5 The Greatest Love         
B6 Feelin'








 

LEE DORSEY EVERYTHING I DO GONH BE FUNKY

AMY RECORDS 1969

SINGLE  11055

Arranged By, Written-By – Allen Toussaint
Producer – Allen Toussaint, Marshall E. Sehorn

A     Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (From Now On)     2:58



B     There Should Be A Book     2:18





JAMES BROWN AND HIS FAMOUS FLAMS SINGS CHRISTMAS SONGS

KING RECORDS 1966                            KING 1010 

another cover

 
track list:

A1 Let's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year     6:30    
A2 Sweet Little Baby Boy (Part 1)     2:40    
A3 Sweet Little Baby Boy (Part 2)     2:35    
A4 Merry Christmas, I Love You     2:30    
A5 Signs Of Christmas     4:38    
A6 The Christmas Song (Version 2)     2:45    
B1 Merry Christmas Baby     3:54    
B2 The Christmas Song (Version 1)     2:40    
B3 Please Come Home For Christmas     3:20    
B4 This Is My Lonely Christmas (Part 1)     3:00    
B5 This Is My Lonely Christmas (Part 2)     4:45    
B6 Christmas In Heaven



BOOKER T AND THE MG'S IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

STAX RECORDS 1966                                                S713


credits:

 Bass – Donald "Duck" Dunn
    Drums – Al Jackson Jr.
    Guitar – Steve Cropper
    Organ – Booker T. Jones

Memphis, TN, October 28, 1966


tracks list:

A1 Jingle Bells 2:32
A2 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 2:25
A3 Winter Wonderland 2:05
A4 White Christmas 2:59
A5 The Christmas Song 3:15
A6 Silver Bells 2:28
B1 Merry Christmas Baby 3:10
B2 Blue Christmas 3:06
B3 Sweet Little Jesus Boy 2:47
B4 Silent Night 3:17
B5 We Three Kings 2:30
B6 We Wish You A Merry Christmas 2:30







THE SOULFUL STRINGS THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS

CADET RECORDS 1968                        LPS 814


credits:

 Harp – Dorothy Ashby (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Producer  Richard Evans 

Recorded: August, 1968 at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago
Recorded By [Engineer] – Stu Black



tracks list:

A1 The Little Drummer Boy Flute – Lenard Druss 5:16
A2 Snowfall 3:18
A3 Dance Of The Sugarplum Fairy
 Sitar–Ron Steele, Woodwind – Lenard Druss 3:24
A4 Deck The Halls 4:35
A5 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Cello – Cleveland Eaton 3:00
B1 Sleigh Ride Flute – Lenard Druss 2:43
B2 Merry Christmas, Baby 4:08
B3 Jingle Bells 
English Horn – Lenard Druss,Guitar – Phil Upchurch 3:30
B4 The Christmas Song Vibraphone– Bobby Christian3:34
B5 Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers 
Piccolo Flute - Lenard Druss Vibraphone – Bobby Christian 3:32