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 28 février 2019


KING RECORDS 1967                                           KS-1016 

track list: 

A1     Bring It Up        
A2     Don't Be A Drop Out        
A3     Till Then        
A4     Tell Me That You Love Me        
A5     Yours And Mine        
A6     Money Won't Change You (Part 1)        
B1     Money Won't Change You (Part 2)        
B2     Only You        
B3     Let Yourself Go        
B4     The Nearness Of You        
B5     Nobody Knows        
B6     Stone Fox

mercredi 27 février 2019


SOUL RECORDS 1970                                         SS728


Lead vocals by Jimmy and David Ruffin
Background vocals by The Originals and The Andantes
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
Released     October 1970
Recorded     1970

tracks list:

A1     He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother     3:45
A2     Stand By Me     3:15
A3     When My Love Hand Comes Down     2:50
A4     Got To See If I Can't Get Mommy (To Come Back Home)     2:44
A5     Your Love Was Worth Waiting For     2:51
A6     Steppin' On A Dream     2:27
B1     Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)     2:56
B2     True Love Can Be Beautiful     3:10
B3     Turn Back The Hands Of Time     2:57
B4     Set 'Em Up (Move In For The Thrill)     2:59
B5     The Things We Have To Do     3:05
B6     Lo And Behold     3:20

mercredi 20 février 2019


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                                  PR 7551 


    Baritone Saxophone – Haywood Henry
    Drums – Lawrence Wrice
    Guitar – Wally Richardson
    Organ – Carl Wilson
    Tenor Saxophone – Willis Jackson
    Trumpet – Wilbur Bascomb*

 Producer – Cal Lampley
    Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder

Baritone Saxophone  Haywood Henry
    Drums  Lawrence Wrice
    Guitar  Wally Richardson
    Organ  Carl Wilson
    Tenor Saxophone  Willis Jackson
    Trumpet  Wilbur Bascomb*

 Producer  Cal Lampley
  Recorded    October 20 & 25, 1967
Studio    New York City and Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

tracks list:

 A1         The Song Of Ossahna     2:30   
A2         Sunny     6:30   
A3         Girl Talk     5:20   
A4         Ode To Billie Joe     2:30   
A5         Sometimes I'm Happy     5:10   
B1         Soul Grabber     2:00   
B2         Rhode Island Red     3:30   
B3         Alfie     8:20   
B4         I Dig Rock And Roll Music     2:45   
B5         These Blues Are Made For Walking     5:40


BRUNSWICK RECORDS 1969                        BL754148 


Arranged By – Sonny Sanders
Artwork By – Hal Buksbaum
Producer – Carl Davis, Eugene Record
Written By – Carl Davis (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B4, B5)
     Eugene Record (tracks: A1, A3, A4, A6, B1, B3 to B5) 

tracks listing:

A1        A Raggedy Ride    2:32   
A2        Go With Love    2:14   
A3        Seven Days Of Night    2:37   
A4        Just Ain't No Love    2:47   
A5        Where Would I Go    2:41   
A6        Am I The Same Girl    3:02   
B1        Until You Return    3:06   
B2        This Girl's In Love With You    4:26   
B3        Here Is A Heart    2:40   
B4        Mr. Sunshine    2:37   
B5        Love Had Come To Stay    3:06



BRUNSWICK RECORDS 1968                       BL 754137 

Arranged By – Sonny Sanders
Chorus [Directed By] – Willie Henderson
Photography By – Hal Buksbaum
Producer – Carl Davis, Eugene Record

tracks listing:

A1        What The World Needs Now Is Love
Written-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David   
A2        The Look Of Love
Written-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David 
A3        The Old Matchmaker
Written-By – Barbara Acklin, Eugene Record   
A4        Come And See Me Baby
Written-By – Eugene Record   
A5        I've Got You Baby
Written-By – Karl Tarleton, James Cleveland*  
A6        Love Makes A Woman
Written-By – Carl Davis, Eugene Record, Gerald Sims, William Sanders*   
B1        Please Sunrise, Please
Written-By – Barbara Acklin, Eugene Record   
B2        Your Sweet Loving
Written-By – B. Butler*   
B3        Yes I See The Love (I Missed)
Written-By – Eugene Record   
B4        To Sir, With Love (From The Columbia Picture)
Written-By – Don Black, Marc Loudon*   
B5        Be By My Side
Written-By – Barbara Acklin, Eugene Record 




lundi 18 février 2019


CHESS RECORDS 1966                                  LP-1503


  Edited By – Ron Malo
Producer – Marshall Chess
Written-By – Sonny Boy Williamson 

 Bring It On Home song
Sonny Boy Williamson's version of the song was recorded 
on January 11, 1963 in Chicago.
 Accompanying Williamson on vocals and harmonica 
were Matt "Guitar" Murphy on guitar, Milton Rector on bass guitar,
 Al Duncan on drums, and either Lafayette Leake
 or Billy Emerson on organ.


 A1     One Way Out     2:44
A2     Too Young To Die     2:55
A3     Trust My Baby     2:42
A4     Checkin' Up On My Baby     1:55
A5     Sad To Be Alone     2:55
A6     Got To Move     2:25
B1     Bring It On Home
Written-By – Willie Dixon 2:35
B2     Down Child     2:32
B3     Peach Tree     2:34
B4     Dissatisfied     2:42
B5     That's All I Want
Written-By – Willie Dixon 2:15
B6     Too Old To Think     2:10


CHECKER RECORDS 1959                             LP 1437


 Sonny Boy Williamson – vocals, harmonica
    Muddy Waters – guitar on "Don't Start Me to Talkin'" and "All My Love in Vain"
    Jimmy Rogers – guitar on "Don't Start Me to Talkin'" and "All My Love in Vain"
    Otis Spann – piano
    Willie Dixon – bass
    Fred Below – drums
    Robert Lockwood, Jr. – guitar
    Luther Tucker – guitar
    Lafayette Leake – piano on "Wake Up Baby" and "Your Funeral and My Trial"
    Eugene Pierson – guitar on "Wake Up Baby" and "Your Funeral and My Trial"

Recorded    August 12, 1955 – March 27, 1958 in Chicago
Producer    Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Willie Dixon


 A1     Don't Start Me To Talkin'     2:30
A2     I Don't Know     2:20
A3     All My Love In Vain     2:45
A4     The Key (To Your Door)     3:10
A5     Keep It To Yourself     2:45
A6     Dissatisfied     2:40
B1     Fattening Frogs For Snakes     2:16
B2     Wake Up Baby     2:21
B3     Your Funeral And My Trial     2:26
B4     "99"     2:35
B5     Cross My Heart     3:18
B6     Let Me Explain     2:50


dimanche 17 février 2019


EPIC RECORDS 1971                                      KE 30986


Larry Graham – bass, backing vocals
    Greg Errico – drums
    Gerry Gibson – drums
    Bobby Womack – guitar
    Freddie Stone – guitar
    Ike Turner – guitar
    Sly Stone – arrangements, drums, drum programming,
    keyboard programming, synthesizers,
    guitar, bass, keyboards, vocals
    Billy Preston – keyboards
    Jerry Martini – tenor saxophone
    Cynthia Robinson – trumpet
    Rose Stone – vocals, keyboards
    Little Sister – backing vocals

Recorded     1970–71;
The Record Plant, Sausalito

    Sly Stone – producer


        Chris Hinshaw
        Jack Ashkinazy
        James Conniff
        James Greene
        Robert Gratts
        Willie Greer
        Rich Tilles

tracks list:

A1     Luv N' Haight     4:01
A2     Just Like A Baby     5:12
A3     Poet     3:01
A4     Family Affair 3:06
A5     Africa Talks To You "The Asphalt Jungle" 8:45
A6     There's A Riot Goin' On 0:00
B1     Brave & Strong     3:28
B2     (You Caught Me) Smilin' 2:53
B3     Time 3:03
B4     Spaced Cowboy     3:57
B5     Runnin' Away 2:51
B6     Thank You For Talking To Me Africa 7:14


EPIC RECORDS 1973                                        KE 32134


 Sly Stone – vocals, organ, guitar, bass guitar, piano, harmonica, and more
    Freddie Stone – vocals, guitar
    Rose Stone – vocals, piano, keyboard
    Cynthia Robinson – trumpet
    Jerry Martini – saxophone
    Pat Rizzo – saxophone
    Rusty Allen – bass guitar on "In Time", "Let Me Have it All", and "Keep on Dancin'"
    Larry Graham – bass guitar on "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" and "If It Were Left Up to Me" (uncredited)
    Andy Newmark – drums
    Little Sister (Vet Stone, Mary McCreary, Elva Mouton) – vocals
    Written By – S. Stewart* (tracks: A1 to B3, B5, B6)

Recorded    1972–73
Studio    Record Plant, Sausalito
Sausalito, California, U.S.
Engineer – Bill Scruggs, Chris Hinshaw, Don Puluse, George Engfer, James Green,
 Mike Fusaro, Richard Tilles, Bob Gratts*, Roy Segal,
Tom Flye A/K/A "Superfly"*, Willie Greer


 A1     In Time     5:47
A2     If You Want Me To Stay     3:03
A3     Let Me Have It All     2:56
A4     Frisky     3:10
A5     Thankful N' Thoughtful     4:40
B1     Skin I'm In     2:53
B2     I Don't Know (Satisfaction)     3:51
B3     Keep On Dancin'     2:23
B4     Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
Written-By – J. Livingston, R. Evans 5:20
B5     If It Were Left Up To Me     1:58
B6     Babies Makin' Babies     3:38

samedi 16 février 2019


ROLLING STONES RECORDS 1971           COC 49101


Bass, Cowbell – Bill Wyman
Drums, Congas – Charlie Watts
Engineer – Glyn Johns
Guitar [Acoustic] – Howlin' Wolf (tracks: B4)
Guitar [Lead] – Eric Clapton
Guitar [Rhythm] – Hubert Sumlin
Harmonica – Howlin' Wolf (tracks: A4, B2), Jeff Carp
Piano – Ian Stewart (tracks: A1, B1, B5, B7), Lafayette Leake
 (tracks: A3, A4, B4), Steve Winwood
Producer – Norman Dayron
Vocals – Howlin' Wolf

A1 Rockin' Daddy
Bass – Phil Upchurch
A2 I Ain't Superstitious
Bass – Klaus Voormann
Drums – "Richie"*
Horns – Dennis Lansing, Joe Miller (10), Jordan Sandke
A3 Sitting On Top Of The World 3:51
A4 Worried About My Baby 2:55
A5 What A Woman! 3:02
A6 Poor Boy 3:04
B1 Built For Comfort 2:10
B2 Who's Been Talking?
Piano – John Simon
B3 The Red Rooster (Rehearsal) 1:58
B4 The Red Rooster 3:47
B5 Do The Do 2:20
B6 Highway 49 2:47
B7 Wang-Dang-Doodle 4:29


CHESS RECORDS 1959                                 LP 1434


 Howlin' Wolf – vocals, harmonica
    Willie Johnson – guitar
    Willie Steele – drums
    Ike Turner – piano on "How Many More Years"
    Hubert Sumlin – guitar
    Hosea Lee Kennard – piano
    Willie Dixon – bass, producer
    Earl Phillips – drums
    Jody Williams – guitar
    Otis Spann – piano
    Lee Cooper – guitar on "No Place to Go"
    Fred Below – drums on "All Night Boogie"
    S. P. Leary – drums on "I'm leaving You"
    Adolph "Billy" Dockins – tenor saxophone on "Moanin' for My Baby"
    Otis "Smokey" Smothers – guitar on "I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)"
    Sam Phillips – producer on "Moanin' at Midnight" and "How Many More Years"
    Leonard Chess – producer
    Phil Chess – producer

All songs written by Chester Burnett, except when noted.

Althouh the original 1959 LP, and the U.K. Chess 1965 issue
credited all compositions to 'C.Burnett'. [ Howlin' Wolf ]

Recorded    May 14 or August 1951 at Memphis Recording
Service in Memphis, Tennessee – March 1959 in Chicago, Illinois


A1     Moanin' At Midnight     2:43
A2     How Many More Years     2:58
A3     Smokestack Lightnin'     2:32
A4     Baby, How Long     2:18
A5     No Place To Go     2:31
A6     All Night Boogie     2:16
B1     Evil     3:01
B2     I'm Leavin' You     2:29
B3     Moanin' For My Baby     2:17
B4     I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)     2:47
B5     Forty-Four     3:02
B6     Somebody In My Home     2:59



PRESTIGE RECORDS 1965                            PR 7467   

credits :

Bass – Norman Edge
Congas – Johnny Murray Jr.
Drums – Al Beldini
Percussion – Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers
Piano – Morris Nanton

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
May 13, 1965

tracks list:

A1 Troubles Of The World    
A2 The Shadow Of Your Smile    
A3 Georgia    
A4 Fly Me To The Moon    
A5 I'll Remember April    
B1 Whistle Stop    
B2 The Summer Wind    
B3 L-O-V-E    
B4 The Lamp Is Low    
B5 Soul Fingers


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1965                          PR 7409 

credits :

Bass – Norman Edge
    Drums – Al Beldini
    Piano – Morris Nanton

 recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 13 and 16,1965

tracks list:

A1     Something We've Got     7:45
A2     Any Numbers Can Win     2:20
A3     The Masquerade Is Over     4:45
B1     Mood Indigo     6:34
B2     My Man's Gone Now     3:10
B3     Taboo     6:37




jeudi 14 février 2019


STAX RECORDS 1972                                    STS-3002


 Al Bell – Arranger, Producer
    Staple Sisters
    Cleotha Staples
    Mavis Staples
    Pops Staples
    Yvonne Staples
    Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
    Ben Cauley & the Memphis Horns - horns

Recorded    1971-1972
Studio    Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Terry Manning – Engineer
Jerry Masters – Engineer
Ralph Rhodes – Engineer


 A1     This World
Written-By – Herb Schapiro, William Friedman 3:39
A2     Respect Yourself
Written-By – Luther Ingram, Mack Rice 4:54
A3     Name The Missing Word
Written-By – Bettye Crutcher, Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson 4:03
A4     I'll Take You There
Written-By – Alvertis Isbell 4:47
A5     This Old Town (People In This Town)
Written-By – Don Covay, William R. Stevenson*, Wilson Pickett 4:42
B1     We The People
Written-By – Carl Smith , Marshall Jones  3:50
B2     Are You Sure
Written-By – Roebuck Staples 4:27
B3     Who Do You Think You Are? (Jesus Christ The Super Star)
Written-By – Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson 4:10
B4     I'm Just Another Soldier
Written-By – Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson 3:50
B5     Who
Written-By – Bobby Bloom, Jeff Barry 3:18

mardi 5 février 2019


TAMLA RECORDS 1966                                           S 270

Take Two was a duet album by Motown label mates Marvin Gaye and 
Kim Weston, released August 25, 1966 on the Motown's Tamla label.
 The album was titled after its most successful selection, the Top 5
 R&B/Top 20 Pop hit "It Takes Two", which was to this point Gaye's 
most successful duet with another singer. The album also featured
 the modest hit "What Good Am I Without You?".
Shortly after this album was released, Weston left Motown in a dispute
 over royalties (coincidentally, Mary Wells had departed from Motown 
two years prior after also recording a duets album - Together - with Gaye).
 Weston's replacement as Gaye's duet partner was Tammi Terrell, who 
recorded several successful hit singles with Gaye during the late 1960s.


Lead (and additional background) vocals by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston
Background vocals by The Andantes and The Spinners
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

Released August 25, 1966

Recorded 1964-1966; Hitsville USA, Detroit, Michigan, USA

tracks list:

A1 It Takes Two       Written-By – S. Moy*2:53

A2 I Love You, Yes I Do      Written By – S. Nix, S. Glover 2:18
A3 Baby I Need Your Loving        Written-By – Holland, Dozier, Holland*3:09
A4 It's Got To Be A Miracle (This Thing Called Love) 
   Written-By – S. Moy*, V. Bullock*3:27
A5 Baby Say Yes      Written-By – K. Weston*  3:12
A6 What Good Am I Without You        Written By – A. Higdon2:50
B1 Till There Was You           Written By – M. Willson2:24
B2 Love Fell On Me     Written-By – S. Moy*2:25
B3 Secret Love    Written By – P. Webster, S. Fain 2:44
B4 I Want You 'Round  Written-By – Wm. Robinson* 2:24
B5 Heaven Sent You I Know  Written By – H. Cosby, V. Bullock 3:01
B6 When We're Together  Written-By – S. Moy*, V. Bullock* 2:36

lundi 4 février 2019


VOLT RECORDS 1965                                  S411 

The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, simply referred
 to as Soul Ballads or Sings Soul Ballads, is the second 
album by American soul singer-songwriter Otis Redding,
 released in 1965. The album was one of the first issued
 by Volt Records, a sub-label of Stax Records, 
and Redding's first on the new label.

credits :

Otis Redding – vocals
    Booker T. Jones – keyboards, organ, piano
    Steve Cropper – guitar, keyboards, piano
    Johnny Jenkins – guitar
    Donald Dunn – bass guitar
    Al Jackson Jr. – drums
    Wayne Jackson, Sammy Coleman – trumpet
    Charles "Packy" Axton – tenor saxophone
    Floyd Newman – baritone saxophone

recording at
Memphis, TN, February 6, 1964
Sammy Coleman (tp) Steve Cropper (g) replaces Jenkins
 April 15, 1964
Memphis, TN,September 9, 1964
December 28, 1964
January 20, 1965

Producer    Jim Stewart
Booker T. & the MG's
Written-By – Redding (tracks: A2, A4, B2, B3, B6)

tracks list:

A1     That's How Strong My Love Is
Written-By – Jamison 2:24   
A2     Chained And Bound    2:25   
A3     Woman, Lover, A Friend
Written-By – Wyche 3:18   
A4 Your One And Only Man    2:48   
A5     Nothing Can Change This Love
Written-By – Cooke 2:59   
A6     It's Too Late
Written-By – Willis 3:00   
B1     For Your Precious Love
Written-By – Brooks*, Butler 2:49   
B2     I Want To Thank You    2:35   
B3        Come To Me
Written-By – Walden 2:38   
B4     Home In Your Heart
Written-By – Blackwell*, Scott 2:10   
B5         Keep Your Arms Around Me
Written-By – McClinton 2:46   
B6         Mr. Pitiful
Written-By – Cropper 2:26

samedi 2 février 2019


Private Music RECORDS 1993                  01005-82112-2


  Backing Vocals – Sir Harry Bowens* (tracks: 7), 
Joe Sublett (tracks: 7),
    Johnny Lee Schell (tracks: 7), Marty Grebb (tracks: 7)
    Bass – Bob Glaub (tracks: 1 to 9, 12)
    Bass [Upright] – Chuck Domanico (tracks: 10, 11)
    Congas – Michito Sanchez (tracks: 3)
    Drums – Richie Hayward (tracks: 2, 5, 8, 11), 
Tony Braunagel (tracks: 1, 3 to 7, 9 to 11)
    Guitar – John Porter (tracks: 1, 5, 8, 9)
    Guitar [Leslie] – Johnny Lee Schell (tracks: 1 to 12)
    Harmonica – Taj Mahal (tracks: 1)
    Horns – The Texacali Horns (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12)
    Lead Guitar – Taj Mahal (tracks: 3)
    Lead Vocals – Taj Mahal
    Organ – Bill Payne (tracks: 9, 12), Ian McLagan (tracks: 3),
    Mick Weaver (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10), Taj Mahal (tracks: 6)
    Percussion – Joe McGrath (6) (tracks: 10), 
Michito Sanchez (tracks: 2, 5),
   Tony Braunagel (tracks: 5, 9)
    Piano – Bill Payne (tracks: 2, 5, 8, 10, 11), 
Ian McLagan (tracks: 1, 6, 7),
    Mick Weaver (tracks: 12), Taj Mahal (tracks: 4)
    Steel Guitar – Taj Mahal (tracks: 11)
    Vocals – Etta James (tracks: 5)

 Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Devonshire Studios
Mixed At – Devonshire Studios
Recorded At – Red Zone Studios
Mixed At – Red Zone Studios

Producer – John Porter
Jerry Finn – Second Engineer
Helix Hadar – Second Engineer
Rich Veltrop – Second Engineer


1     Blues Ain't Nothin' 4:12
Written-By – Taj Mahal
2     Hard Way 2:51
Written-By – Grover McDaniel, T-Bone Walker
3     Strut  3:39
 Written-By – Taj Mahal
4     Going To The River 6:30
Written-By – Antoine "Fats" Domino And Dave Bartholomew*
5     Mockingbird 3:54
Written-By – Charles Foxx*, Inez Foxx
6     Blue Light Boogie 4:03
Written By – Jesse Mae Robinson
7     The Hoochi Coochi Coo  2:54
Written-By – Billy Myles, Henry Ballard*
8     That's How Strong My Love Is 3:07
Written-By – Roosevelt Jamison
9     Down Home Girl 3:40
Written-By – Artie Butler, Jerry Leiber
10     Stranger In My Own Home Town 2:42
Written-By – Percy Mayfield
11     Sitting On The Top Of The World 3:28
Written-By – Chester Burnett
12     I'm Ready 3:53
Written-By – Al Lewis, Fats Domino, Sylvester Bradford

Bonus Track
13     I Can't Help Myself (Sugarpie Honeybunch) 2:43
Written-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland