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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...."

dimanche 31 mars 2019

THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH FACE TO FACE WITH THE TRUTH

GORDY RECORDS 1971                                           G959L


credits:

 Bass – James Jamerson
Bongos, Congas [Congo Drums] – Eddie Brown*
Drums – Aaron Smith , Andrew Smith , Richard Allen
Guitar – Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Melvin Ragin, Robert White
Guitar [Better Known As] – Wah Wah*
Lead Guitar – Dennis Coffey
Organ – Johnny Griffith
Piano – Earl Van Dyke
Tambourine, Maracas, Percussion [Sticks, And Etc.] – Jack Ashford
Timpani, Vibraphone, Bells, Instruments [Gourd] – Jack Brokensha

Producer, Engineer [Mastering], Design Concept – Norman Whitfield

tracks list:

 A1     You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here On Earth 6:50
A2     What Is It 4:57
A3     Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World) / Friendship Train 8:50
B1     Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are)     2:56
B2     Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me 3:52
B3     Don't Let Him Take Your Love From Me     5:25
B4     What's Going On     9:21








samedi 30 mars 2019

LES McCANN SOUL HITS

      PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS 1963                 PJST 78        

 Also issued:
on Fontana # 688-141 [U.K.] (LP): Les's Groove! 


credits:

Les McCann (piano)
Joe Pass (guitar)
Paul Chambers (bass)
Paul Humphrey (drums)

Recorded:
Oct. 29 & 30, 1963 at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA


Track List:
Side 1 - 
Back At The Chicken Shack (Jimmy Smith) - 3:58
Sack O' Woe (Julian Adderley) - 3:06
Groove Yard (Carl Perkins) - 3:17
Sermonette (Nat Adderley) - 2:30
Sonnymoon For Two (Sonny Rollins) - 2:38
Side 2 - 
Bags' Groove (Milt Jackson) - 3:00
Shiny (Silk) Stockings (Frank Foster) - 3:55
Sister Sadie (Horace Silver) - 4:02
Li'l Darlin' (Neil Hefti) - 3:38
Work Song (Nat Adderley) - 4:10


  



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LES McCANN MUCH LES

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                       SD 1516 


credits and sessions recording:

Engineer [Recording] – Adrian Barber
Producer – Joel Dorn

Selwart Clarke (concertmaster, vla -3) Winston Collymore,
 Noel DaCosta, Richard Elias, Emanuel Green, Theodore Israel,
 Warren Laffredo (vln -3) Kermit Moore, Harvey Shapiro (vlc -3)
 Les McCann (p) Ron Carter (cello -3) Leroy Vinnegar (b) 
Donald Dean (d) Victor Pantoja (cga) William Fischer 
(arr, cond -3)
NYC, July 22, 1968
1. 14907 Benjamin
2. 14908 Love For Sale
3. 14910 Roberta
Les McCann (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Donald Dean (d)
 Victor Pantoja (cga)
NYC, July 23, 1968
14917 Doin' That Thing
Selwart Clarke (concertmaster, vla) Winston Collymore,
 Noel DaCosta, Richard Elias, Emanuel Green, 
Theodore Israel, Warren Laffredo (vln) Kermit Moore,
 Harvey Shapiro (vlc) Les McCann (p, vo) 
Ron Carter (cello) Leroy Vinnegar (b) 
Donald Dean (d) Victor Pantoja (cga)
 William Fischer (arr, cond)
NYC, July 24, 1968
14920 With These Hands
Les McCann (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Donald Dean (d)
 Victor Pantoja (cga) Willie Bobo (tim)
RCA Studios, NYC, November 20, 1968
15705 Burnin' Coal

tracks list:

A1 Doin' That Thing
Written-By – Leroy Vinnegar 8:31
A2 With These Hands
Written-By – Abner Silverand*, Benny Davis 5:35
A3 Burnin' Coal
Written-By – Les McCann 6:40
B1 Benjamin
Written-By – Les McCann 5:47
B2 Love For Sale
Written-By – Cole Porter 6:39
B3 Roberta
Written-By – Les McCann 8:57






FUNK INC. FUNK INC.

  PRESTIGE RECORDS 1971                        PRST10031   


 credits: 


Congas – Cecil Hunt
    Drums – Jimmy Munford
    Guitar – Steve Weakley
    Organ – Bobby Watley
     Saxophone [Tenor] – Eugene Barr


recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1971
engineer:
  Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1     Kool Is Back 8:20
A2     Bowlegs 7:55
B1     Sister Janie 5:25
B2     The Thrill Is Gone 6:30
B3     The Whipper     6:15


 




vendredi 29 mars 2019

UNITED STATES NAVY PORT AUTHORITY SOUL BAND TOGETHER

UNITED STATE NAVY 1974                             72838


credits:

 Bass – Richie Reddick
    Drums – David Carradine
    Guitar – Norman Clark
    Leader, Piano, Organ – Jim Allen
    Performer – The U.S. Navy Soul Band
    Performer [Port Authority] – David Carradine , Don Letbetter,
Emmett Wright, Jim Allen, Mike Beegle, Norman Clark,
 Richie Reddick, Rose Lewis
    Producer – The Recruiting Advertising Department Of The Navy Recruiting Command*
    Saxophone – Mike Beegle
    Trombone – Mac Wright
    Trumpet – Don Letbetter
    Vocals [Vocalist] – Rose Lewis*

tracks list:

A1     Scoobe 2:45
A2     Can't Get Down, If I Can't Get Up 2:37
A3     We're All The Same 2:23
A4     D.C. Walk  2:40
A5     You Had To Know 5:42
B1     Hold On  4:27
B2     I'm For Real     3:14
B3     So Sad     2:20
B4     Super Strut / Someday We'll All Be Free  9:21







samedi 23 mars 2019

MARY WELLS BYE BYE BABY I DON'T WANT TO TAKEA CHANCE

MOTOWN RECORDS 1961                                        MLP-600

credits:

Lead vocals by Mary Wells
Background vocals by The Rayber Voices
(Raynoma Liles Gordy, Brian Holland,
Sonny Sanders, and Robert Bateman)
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers
Produced by Berry Gordy

Recorded    
United Sound Studios, Detroit, Michigan, 1960

tracks list:

 A1 Come To Me       
A2 I Don't Want To Take A Chance       
A3 Bye Bye Baby       
A4 Shop Around       
A5 I Love The Way You Love       
B1 I'm Gonna Stay       
B2 Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide       
B3 Bad Boy       
B4 I'm So Sorry       
B5 Please Forgive Me 







MARY WELLS THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU

MOTOWN RECORDS 1962                                  MS 605

credits:

Mary Wells - lead vocals
The Love Tones - backing vocals 
(Side 1, Tracks 1 and 3; Side 2, Tracks 1 and 2)
The Andantes - backing vocals (
Side 1, Track 5; Side 2, Tracks 1 and 4)
Robert Bateman - backing vocals (Side 2, Track 4)
The Funk Brothers - instrumentation

Recorded     Hitsville USA; 1961-1962
Producer     Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mickey Stevenson

tracks list:

A1 The One Who Really Loves You
Written-By – William Robinson*
A2 Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right
Written-By – Gordy*, Robinson*    
A3 You Beat Me To The Punch
Written-By – White*, Robinson*    
A4 I've Got A Notion
Written-By – Holland*, Fowler*, Bateman*    
A5 The Day Will Come
Written By – Edwards Written-By – Brian Holland, 
Robert Bateman    
B1 Strange Love
Written-By – Stevenson*    
B2 You're My Desire
Written-By – Robertson*, Stevenson*    
B3 I'll Still Be Around
Written-By – Bradford*, Wylie*    
B4 She Don't Love You
Written-By – Berry Gordy, Jr.*    
B5 Drifting Love
Written-By – Mary Wells 






lundi 18 mars 2019

BARBARA ACKLIN I DID IT

BRUNSWICK RECORDS 1970                 BL C 754166



credits:

  Vocal: Barbara Acklin
Arranged By – Sonny Sanders (tracks: A4, A5, B3 to B5),
Thomas Washington* (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B2)
    Directed By – Willie Henderson
    Producer – Eugene Record


traklisting:

A1     I Did It 2:33
A2     I Can't Do My Thing 2:38
A3     The Spininng Wheel 3:25
A4     After You 2:27
A5     To Sir, With Love 2:24
B1     I'm Living With A Memory 2:48
B2     Make The Man Love  2:32
B3     He's Just A Little Guy 4:55
B4     More Ways Than One 3:35
B5     The Look Of Love 2:23








SOCIETY'S BAG LET IT CRAWL

SINGLE WARNER BROS 1972                        WB 7622

Credits:

    Producer – Fred Smith

Tracks List:

A     

 

    Written-By – Robert Relf*, Earl Nelson, Fred Smith , Gene Page

B    







    Written-By – Fred Smith



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BARBARA LEWIS HELLO STRANGER

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1963                                      8069


credits:

  Arranged By, Conductor – Riley Hampton
 Johnny Young, piano;
Floyd Morris, organ;
Reggie Boyd, guitar;
Rail Wilson, bass;
Al Duncan, drums;
Barbara Lewis, vocals;
The Dells  choir.

recorded :
Chicago, IL, July, 1962
January 16, 1963
May 16, 1963
June 25, 1963


tracklisting:

 A1     Hello Stranger 2:42
A2     Puppy Love 2:24
A3     On Bended Knees 2:50
A4     My Heart Went Do Dat Da 2:20
A5     My Mama Told Me 2:14
A6     Gonna Love You Till The End Of Time 2:14
B1     Would You Love Me 2:30
B2     Longest Night Of The Year 2:19
B3     Does Anyone Want A Lover 2:42
B4     We're Too Young To Marry 2:27







BARBARA LEWIS SNAP YOUR FINGERS (sing the great soul tunes)

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1963                           SD8090 



credits:

Barbara Lewis (vo) and others
Chicago, IL, October 28, 1963
 Supervised By – Ollie McLaughlin 

tracks list:

1 Snap Your Fingers
2 Please, Please, Please
3 Frisco Blues
4 I'll Bring It Back Home To You
5 Just A Matter Of Time
6 Twist And Shout
7 I Don't Want To Cry 
8 Turn On Your Love Light
9 Stand By Me
10 If You Need Me
11 What'd I Say
12 Baby, Workout
13 Shame, Shame, Shame






 





samedi 16 mars 2019

JIMMY SMITH THE BOSS

VERVE RECORDS 1968                                      V6-8770


credits:

Drums – Donald Bailey
Guitar – George Benson 1/4, Nathan Page 5
Organ – Jimmy Smith
Producer – Esmond Edwards

live Recording at:
Paschal's La Carousel, Atlanta, Georgia

tracks list:

A1 Some Of My Best Friends Are Blues 7:52
A2 The Boss 8:50
A3 This Guy's In Love With You 5:50
B1 Fingers 10:29
B2 Tuxedo Junction 9:25







FLOYD DIXON Hole In The Wall / Old Memories

Specialty Records 1953                             sp-477


 A     Hole In The Wall     2:45

B     Old Memories     2:45

    Written-By – F. Dixon







vendredi 15 mars 2019

THE IMPRESSIONS (ABC Records)

ABC-PARAMOUNT 1963                                ABCS-450


credits:
Curtis Mayfield - tenor vocals, guitar
    Fred Cash - tenor vocals
    Sam Gooden - baritone and bass vocals
    Arthur Brooks - tenor vocals
    Richard Brooks - tenor vocal


Written-By – Curtis Mayfield (tracks: A1 to A4, A6, B1, B3 to B6)


tracks list:

A1     Gypsy Woman 2:20
A2     Grow Closer Together 2:12
A3     Little Young Lover 2:14
A4     You've Come Home 2:45
A5     Never Let Me Go 2:30
Written-By – Joe Scott
A6     Can't You See 2:35
B1     Minstrel And Queen 2:22
B2     I Need Your Love  2:25
Written-By – Richard Brooks
B3     I'm The One Who Loves You 2:28
B4     Sad, Sad Girl And Boy 2:40
B5     As Long As You Love Me 2:27
B6     Twist And Limbo 2:29








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another version from the same lp
Slightly different from The first lp
the title "Can't You See" replaced by "It's All Right "





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WES MONTGOMERY DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND

A&M RECORDS 1968                                            LP 3006
(Gatefold Version)

 credits:

Arranged By – Don Sebesky (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1 to B3, B5), 
Eumir Deodato (tracks: A4, B4)
Bass – Ron Carter
Cello – George Ricci
Conductor – Don Sebesky (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1 to B3, B5), 
Eumir Deodato (tracks: A4, B4)
Design [Album Design] – Sam Antupit
Drums – Grady Tate
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Flute, Oboe – George Marge , Hubert Laws, Romeo Penque
Guitar – Wes Montgomery
Percussion – Bobby Rosengarden, Ray Barretto
Piano – Herbie Hancock (tracks: A2)
Producer – Creed Taylor
Vibraphone – Mike Mainieri
Viola – Emanuel Vardi
Violin – Gene Orloff, Raoul Poliakin

Recorded December 20, 21, 1967 and January 22, 
26, 1968 at Van Gelder Studio.
Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 Wind Song 2:18
A2 Georgia On My Mind 2:42
A3 The Other Man's Grass Is Always Greener 2:32
A4 Down Here On The Ground 3:38
A5 Up And At It 4:10
B1 Goin' On To Detroit 3:30
B2 I Say A Little Prayer For You 3:10
B3 When I Look In Your Eyes 3:03
B4 Know It All (Quem Diz Que Sabe) 2:55
B5 Theme From The Fox Written By – Lalo Schifrin 2:55






jeudi 14 mars 2019

JIMMY SMITH AND WES MONTGOMERY FURTHER ADVENTURES OF...

VERVE RECORDS 1966                                                V6-8766


credits:

Jimmy Smith – Hammond organ
    Wes Montgomery – guitar
    Grady Tate - drums
    Ray Barretto - percussion

        On "Milestones" add:
    Bob Ashton, Danny Bank, Jerry Dodgion,
    Jerome Richardson, Phil Woods - woodwinds
    Clark Terry, Ernie Royal, Jimmy Maxwell, Joe Newman - trumpet
    Jimmy Cleveland, Melba Liston, Quentin Jackson - trombone
    Tony Studd - bass trombone
    Richard Davis - bass
    Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor


recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ,
    September 21 & 28, 1966
    Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
    Engineer  – Val Valentin

tracks list:

A1     King Of The Road 4:05
Written-By – Roger Miller
A2     Maybe September 6:22
Written-By – Jay Livingston, Percy Faith, Ray Evans
A3     OGD 5:15
Written-By – Wes Montgomery
B1     Call Me 3:12
Written-By – Tony Hatch
B2     Milestones 4:06
B3     Mellow Mood 8:35
Written-By – Jimmy Smith









mercredi 13 mars 2019

RAY CHARLES DOING HIS THING

ABC TANGERINE RECORDS 1969                  ABCS-695

credits:

Album Cover – Lafayette Chew
    Producer – Joe Adams
    Ray Charles – keyboards, vocals
    Jimmy Lewis – vocals

Notes


Recorded at RPM Studio, 2107 West Washington Blvd, 
Los Angeles, California 90018.

tracks list:

A1     The Same Thing That Can Make You Laugh (Can Make You Cry)
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis, Ray Charles
A2     Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers
Written-By – C. Chambers*, J. Holiday*, J. Lewis*
A3     You Ought To Change Your Ways
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis
A4     Babe Please
 Written-By – Jimmy Lewis
A5     Come And Get It
 Written-By – Jimmy Lewis
B1     We Can Make It
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis
B2     I'M Ready
 Written-By – Jimmy Lewis
B3     That Thing Called Love
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis
B4     If It Wasn't For Bad Luck
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis, Ray Charles
B5     I Told You So
Written-By – Jimmy Lewis






RAY CHARLES GENIUS + SOUL = JAZZ

IMPULSE RECORDS 1961                                              AS- 2 

Genius + Soul = Jazz is a 1961 album by Ray Charles featuring
big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns


credits:

Ray Charles Hammond B-3 organ and vocals

December 26, 1960 session: Tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 8 & 9
Clark Terry, Phillip Guilbeau, Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Snooky Young (trumpet)
Urbie Green, Henry Coker, Al Grey, Benny Powell (trombone)
Marshall Royal, Frank Wess (alto saxophone)
Frank Foster, Billy Mitchell (tenor saxophone)
Charlie Fowlkes (baritone saxophone) Freddie Green (guitar)
Eddie Jones (bass) Sonny Payne (drums)

December 27, 1960 session: Tracks 4, 5, 6 & 10

Clark Terry, Phillip Guilbeau, Jimmy Nottingham, Joe Wilder, John Frosk (trumpet)
Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Keg Johnson, George Matthews (trombone)
George Dorsey, Earl Warren (alto saxophone) Budd Johnson,
 Seldon Powell (tenor saxophone) Haywood Henry (baritone saxophone)
Sam Herman (guitar) Joe Benjamin (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
   
 It was recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in two sessions
on December 26 and 27, 1960 and originally released on
the Impulse! label as Impulse! A–2.

tracks list:

A1 From The Heart 3:30
A2 I've Got News For You 4:28
A3 Moanin' 3:14
A4 Let's Go 2:39
A5 One Mint Julep 3:02
B1 I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town 3:38
B2 Stompin' Room Only 3:35
B3 Mister C 4:28
B4 Strike Up The Band 2:35
B5 Birth Of The Blues 5:05





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vendredi 8 mars 2019

LITTLE WILLIE JOHN FEVER

KING RECORDS 1958                                           KING  564

Little Willie John [1958] Original cover was brown and 
had a picture of a Nurse looking at a chart
           
Little Willie John [1961] Reissue of King 564 with a blue 
cover with "FEVER" in different colored letters


tracks list and credits:

A1 Fever
Bass – Edwyn Conley
Drums – Edison Gore
Guitar – Bill Jennings
Piano – Jon Thomas 
Tenor Saxophone – Ray Felder, Rufus Gore
Written-By – Cooley , Davenport
2:43
A2 I'm Stickin' With You Baby
Baritone Saxophone – Reuben Phillips
Bass – Milton Hinton
Drums – Calvin Shields
Guitar – Mickey Baker
Piano – Robert "Bubber" Johnson*
Tenor Saxophone – David Van Dyke, Willis Jackson
Written-By – Glover*, Toombs*
2:47
A3 Do Something For Me
Alto Saxophone – Bill Graham
Baritone Saxophone – Danny Bank
Bass – Carl Pruitt
Drums – Panama Francis
Guitar – Mickey Baker
Piano – Ernie Hayes
Tenor Saxophone – Big John Greer, Count Hastings*
Written-By – Ward*, Marks*
2:57
A4 Love, Life And Money
Baritone Saxophone – Leslie Johnakins
Bass – Carl Pruitt
Drums – Calvin Shields
Flute – Joe Livramento
Guitar – Jimmy Shirley
Piano – Robert "Bubber" Johnson*
Tenor Saxophone – Lowell "Count" Hastings*, Willis Jackson
Written-By – Glover*, Dixon*
2:57
A5 Suffering With The Blues
Bass – Edwyn Conley
Drums – Shep Shepherd
Guitar – Billy Butler , John Faire
Organ – Bill Doggett
Tenor Saxophone – Clifford Scott
Written-By – Pemberton*, Conyers*
2:29
A6 Dinner Date
Bass – Al Lucas
Drums – Solomon Hall
Guitar – Bill Jennings, Chauncey Westbrook, Kenny Burrell
Piano – Kelly Owens
Tenor Saxophone – Buddy Lucas, Willis Jackson
Written-By – Danny Taylor
2:06
B1 All Around The World
Bass – Ivan Rolle
Drums – Calvin Shields
Guitar – Mickey Baker
Piano – Jack Dupree*
Tenor Saxophone – Willis Jackson
Written-By – Titus Turner
2:57
B2 Need Your Love So Bad
Baritone Saxophone – Reuben Phillips
Bass – Milton Hinton*
Drums – Calvin Shields
Guitar – Mickey Baker
Piano – Robert "Bubber" Johnson*
Tenor Saxophone – David Van Dyke, Willis Jackson
Written-By – Mertis John
2:13
B3 Young Girl
Baritone Saxophone – Dave McRae
Bass – Bill Pemberton
Drums – Panama Francis
Guitar – Bill Jennings, Les Spann
Piano – Kelly Owens
Tenor Saxophone – Budd Johnson, Hal Singer, Count Hastings*
Written-By – Glover*, Toombs*
2:58
B4 Letter From My Darling
Bass – Edwyn Conley
Drums – Edison Gore
Guitar – Bill Jennings
Piano – Jon Thomas (3)
Tenor Saxophone – Ray Felder, Rufus Gore
Written-By – Singleton*, McCoy*
2:28
B5 I've Got To Go Cry
Baritone Saxophone – Leslie Johnakins
Bass – Carl Pruitt
Drums – Calvin Shields
Flute – Joe Livramento
Guitar – Jimmy Shirley
Piano – Robert "Bubber" Johnson*
Tenor Saxophone – Lowell "Count" Hastings*, Willis Jackson
Written-By – Shubert*, Glover*, Toombs*
2:23
B6 My Nerves
Alto Saxophone – Bill Graham
Baritone Saxophone – Danny Bank
Bass – Carl Pruitt
Drums – Panama Francis
Guitar – Mickey Baker
Piano – Ernie Hayes
Tenor Saxophone – Big John Greer, Count Hastings*
Written-By – Glover*, Toombs*
2:28





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