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...."

vendredi 31 mai 2019


WORLD PACIFIC  RECORDS                       WPS 21837


Congas – Ernest Nabetoo
    Drums – Jesse Kilpatrick, Mel Brown (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B4)
    Guitar – Hank Swarn (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B4), James Daniels
    Organ – Billy Larkin
    Producer, Engineer – Richard Bock

tracks list:

A1 Hole In The Wall
A2 Little Mama
A3 Soul Beat
A4 And I Love Her
A5 A Taste Of Honey
A6 The "In" Crowd
B1 Hot Sauce
B2 In The Midnight Hour
B3 Blue Satin
B4 Dallas Blues
B5 Hot Toddy
B6 Agent Double-O-Soul



jeudi 30 mai 2019


MOTOWN RECORDS 1963                             MT 613

Together was the first and only studio album released by 
the duo team of American Motown artists Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells. 
It was released on Motown's Tamla label on April 15, 1964. 


Released April 15, 1964
Recorded :February – April 1963 
at Hitsville U.S.A. (Detroit, Michigan)

Lead (and additional background) 
vocals by Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells

Background vocals by The Love Tones and The Andantes
Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers

Producer William "Mickey" Stevenson, Clarence Paul

tracks list:

A1 Once Upon A Time
Written By – Barney Ales, Clarence Paul, 
Dave Hamilton, Mickey Stevenson
A2 Deed I Do
Written By – Fred Rose, Walter Hirsch
A3 Until I Met You
Written By – Donald Wolf, Freddie Greene
A4 Together
Written By – Buddy G. DeSylva, 
Lew Brown, Ray Henderson
B1 The Late Late Show
Written By – Murray Berlin, Roy Alfred
B2 After The Lights Go Down Low
Written By – Alan White, Leroy Lovett
B3 Just Squeeze Me (Don't Tease Me)
Written By – Duke Eliington, Lee Gaines
B4 What's The Matter With You, Baby
Written By – Barney Ales, 
Clarence Paul, Mickey Stevenson
B5 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
Written By – Bob Russell, John Brooks



TAMLA RECORDS 1969                                    TS 299

That's the Way Love Is is an album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, 
released on January 8, 1970 on the Tamla (Motown) label


Lead vocals by Marvin Gaye
Background vocals by The Andantes: Marlene Barrow, Jackie Hicks and 
Louvain Demps; and The Originals: Freddie Gorman, Walter Gaines, 
Henry Dixon and C.P. Spencer
Instrumentation by The Funk Brother

Recorded 1969
Producer Norman Whitfield

tracks list:

A1 Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
A2 Yesterday
Written-By – Lennon & McCartney*
A3 Groovin'
Written-By – E. Brigati*, F. Cavaliere*
A4 I Wish It Would Rain
Written-By – R. Penzabene*, N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
A5 That's The Way Love Is
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
A6 How Can I Forget
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
B1 Abraham, Martin And John
Written-By – D. Holler*
B2 Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
B3 No Time For Tears
Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*
B4 Cloud Nine
Written-By – N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
B5 Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby
Written-By – R. Penzabene*, N. Whitfield, B. Strong*
B5 So Long
Written-By – E. Holland*, N. Whitfield*, R. Dean Taylor

mercredi 29 mai 2019


AURA RECORDS 1965                             ARS 23003


 Drums – Mel Brown
Guitar – Hank Swarn
Organ – Billy Larkin
Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Flute – Clifford Scott

Producers – Les Carter, Richard Bock
recorded Hollywood, CA, June 24 & 25, 1965
Engineer – Richard Bock

tracks list:

A1 Little Jr. Detroit
A2 Charade
A3 Quintessence
A4 Sticky Wicket
A5 Transfusion
B1 The Cooker
B2 Dallas Blues
B3 Blues For Dinner
B4 Killer Joe
B5 Blue Lights



   WORLD PACIFIC RECORDS 1968            WPS-21863    


Baritone Saxophone – Arthur James "Fats" Theus*
Drums – John Bondreaux, Jr.
Guitar – James Daniels
Organ – Billy Larkin
Tenor Saxophone – Wilbert Eugene Hemsley
Trumpet – Leon Flowers
Producer – Richard Bock


A1     Don't Stop    2:41   
A2     Sunny    2:52   
A3     Time After Time    2:37   
A4     The Wonder Of It All    2:57   
A5     Love For Sale    4:12   
A6     It Doesn't Matter Anymore    2:27   
B1     Harlem Shuffle    2:18   
B2     Angel Eyes    4:01   
B3     Red Wine    3:12   
B4     Next Time You See Me    2:30   
B5     Unit Seven    3:17

mardi 28 mai 2019


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                      PR7285


Bass – Leonard Gaskin (tracks: A3, B1)
Drums – Joe Hadrick
Guitar – Pat Azzara
Organ – Carl Wilson
Tenor Saxophone – Willis Jackson
Trumpet – Frank Robinson

Liner Notes, Producer – Ozzie Cadena
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder

sessions recording:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 23, 1963
Frank Robinson (tp)
Willis Jackson (ts)
Carl Wilson (org)
Pat Martino (g)
Joe Hadrick (d)

3812 Brother Elijah
3917 Doot Dat

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 24, 1963
Frank Robinson (tp)
Willis Jackson (ts)
Carl Wilson (org)
Pat Martino (g)
Leonard Gaskin (b)
Joe Hadrick (d)

3920 Gra-A-Vy
3921 Grease
3922 Stompin' At The Savoy

tracks list:

A1 Brother Elijah
A2 Doot Dat
 A3 Stompin' At The Savoy
B1 Gra-a-avy
B2 Grease


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1962                          PRST 7260

Bossa Nova Plus (also released as Shuckin')
is an album by saxophonist Willis Jackson which
was recorded in 1962 and released on the Prestige label.


Willis Jackson - tenor saxophone
Tommy Flanagan - piano
Kenny Burrell - guitar
Eddie Calhoun - bass
Roy Haynes - drums
Juan Amalbert, Montego Joe - congas
Jose Paulo - congas, timbales

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, October 30, 1962

tracks list:

A1 Cachita
 Written-By – Hernandez*
A2I Left My Heart In San Francisco
 Written-By – Cross*, Cory*   
A3 Amor
Written By – James*Written-By – Ruiz*, Mendez*   
B1 Mama Inez
Written-By – Grenet*, Gilbert*   
B2 What Kind Of Fool Am I
Written-By – Newley*, Bricusse*
B3 Shuckin'
Written-By – Willis Jackson

JUNIOR WALKER & THE ALL STARS Take Me Girl, I'm Ready / Right On Brothers And Sisters


A     Take Me Girl, I'm Ready     2:59
B     Right On Brothers And Sisters     2:45


lundi 27 mai 2019


TAMLA  RECORDS 1970                                     TS310    

What's Going On is the eleventh studio album by soul musician
 Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary
 label Tamla Records.[1] Recording sessions for the album took
 place in June 1970 and March–May 1971 at Hitsville U.S.A.,
Golden World and United Sound Studios in Detroit and at The
Sound Factory in West Hollywood, California.
What's Going On was the first album on which Motown Records'
 main studio band, the group of session musicians known as
the Funk Brothers, received an official credit.


Alto Saxophone – Angelo Carlisi
Art Direction – Curtis McNair
Artwork [Graphic Supervision] – Tom Schlesinger
Backing Vocals – Andantes, The, Elgie Stover,
 Lem Barney, Mel Farr, Bobby Rodgers*
Baritone Saxophone – Tate Houston
Bass – Bob Babbit*, James Jamerson
Bass [String Bass] – Max Janowsky
Bongos – Earl DeRouen, Eddie Brown*
Celesta [Celeste] – Johnny Griffith
Cello – Edward Korkigian, Italo Babini,
Thaddeus Markiewicz
Conductor, Arranged By – David Van DePitte
Congas – Earl DeRouen, Eddie Brown*
Drums – Chet Forest
Flute – Dayna Hartwick, William Perich
Guitar – Joe Messina, Robert White
Harp – Carole Crosby
Liner Notes – Marvin Gaye
Percussion – Jack Ashford
Piano – Marvin Gaye
Producer – Marvin Gaye
Soloist, Alto Saxophone – Eli Fountain*
Soloist, Tenor Saxophone – William "Wild Bill" Moore
Soprano Saxophone – Larry Nozero
Tambourine – Jack Ashford
Tenor Saxophone – George Benson
Trombone – Carl Raetz
Trumpet – John Trudell*, Maurice Davis
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Jack Brokensha
Viola – David Ireland, Edouard Kesner, Meyer Shapiro,
Nathan Gordon
Violin – Alvin Score, Beatriz Budinszky*,
 Felix Resnick,
 Gordon Staples, James Waring, Lillian Downs,
 Richard Margitza,
 Virginia Halfmann, Zinovi Bistritzky

Recorded    June–September 1970; March–May 1971
Hitsville U.S.A.
Golden World
United Sound Studios
(Detroit, Michigan)
The Sound Factory
(West Hollywood, California)

tracks list:

A1     What's Going On
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:51   
A2     What's Happening Brother
Written-By – J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 2:57   
A3     Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
Written-By – M. Gaye* 3:40   
A4     Save The Children
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:04   
A5     God Is Love
Written-By – A. Gaye*, E. Stover*, J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 2:31   
A6     Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
Written-By – M. Gaye* 3:05   
B1     Right On
Written-By – E. Derouen*, M. Gaye* 7:20   
B2     Wholy Holy
Written-By – A. Cleveland*, M. Gaye*, R. Benson* 3:20   
B3     Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written-By – J. Nyx*, M. Gaye* 5:16   


SOUL RECORDS 1967                                   SS704 


 Lead vocals by Jimmy Ruffin
    Background vocals by the Originals (Freddie Gorman,
 Walter Gaines, Hank Dixon, Joe Stubbs)
 and the Andantes (Jackie Hicks, Marlene Barrow, Louvain Demps)
    Instrumentation by the Funk Brothers
Producer     William Weatherspoon
William "Mickey" Stevenson

tracks lit:

A1 I've Passed This Way Before
    Written By – J. Dean, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:48    
A2 Gonna Give Her All The Love I've Got
    Written By – B. Strong, N. Whitfield 2:40    
A3 What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
    Written By – J. Dean, P. Riser, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:57    
A4 As Long As There Is L-O-V-E Love
    Written By – Wm. Robinson 2:51    
A5 Halfway To Paradise
    Written By – C. King, G. Goffin 2:59    
A6 Black Is Black
    Written By – Grainger, Hayes, Wadey 3:22    
B1 Bless You
    Written By – B. Mann, C. Weil 2:52    
B2 Since I've Lost You
    Written By – N. Whitfield 2:22    
B3 World So Wide, Nowhere To Hide (From Your Heart)
    Written By – J. Dean, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:49    
B4 I Want Her Love
    Written By – E. Holland, N. Whitfield 2:42    
B5 Tomorrow's Tears
    Written By – J. Dean, P. Riser, S. McMullen, Wm. Weatherspoon 2:58    
B6 How Can I Say I'm Sorry
    Written By – J. Gilliam, N. Whitfield, S. Potts 2:31



Artisan Home Entertainment ‎– 13780

MAY 2002


Backing Vocals – Carla Benson, Cherokee Pree, Dawn Blandford,
Delbert Nelson, John Ingram, Keith Benson, Kizzy Jester, Misty Love
Bass – Bob Babbitt
Cello – Anthony Pirollo, Richard Hotchkiss
Choir – IDMR Detroit Choir, The
Congas – Treaty Womack
Drums – Richard Allen, Uriel Jones
Flute – Angela Falco, Dayna Hartwick, Tom Scott
French Horn – Joe Buono, Ted Greenberg, Virginia Cunningham
Guitar – Allan "Dr. Licks" Slutsky*, Eddie Willis, Joe Messina
Keyboards – Dee Pappas, Joe Hunter, Johnny Griffith, Rudy Robinson
Liner Notes – Allan Slutsky, Harry Weinger
Percussion – Jack Ashford
Saxophone – Ernest Rodgers*, Kasuku Mafia*,
Michael Pedicin*, Ron Kerber, Tom Scott, Bill Zaccagni*
Trombone – Edward Gooch, Ron Kischuk
Trumpet – Evan Solot, Marcus Belgrave, Maurice Davis
Vibraphone – Jack Ashford
Viola – David Giles, Davis Barnett
Violin – Florence Rosensweig, Igor Szwec, Larry Abramovitz,
Luigi Mazzochi, Madeline Cabano, Olga Konopelski*, Orest Artymiw

Producer – Allan Slutsky (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15),
Harry Weinger (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15),
Brian Holland And Lamont Dozier (tracks: 1.4, 1.10),
Ted Greenberg (tracks: 1-1 to 1-15)

tracks list:

Tracklist Hide Credits
        Original Soundtrack Album
1-1     –Funk Brothers, The With Joan Osborne     (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave     3:01
1-2     –Funk Brothers, The With Meshell Ndegeocello*     You've Really Got A Hold On Me     3:28
1-3     –Funk Brothers, The With Bootsy Collins     Do You Love Me     3:21
1-4     –Funk Brothers, The     Bernadette Bass – James JamersonVoice – Levi Stubbs* 3:16
1-5     –Funk Brothers, The With Gerald Levert     Reach Out I'll Be There     3:16
1-6     –Funk Brothers, The With Ben Harper     Ain't No Proud To Beg     3:00
1-7     –Funk Brothers, The With Gerald Levert     Shotgun     3:11
1-8     –Funk Brothers, The With Joan Osborne     What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted     4:23
1-9     –Funk Brothers, The With Ben Harper     I Heard It Through The Grapevine     3:49
1-10     –Funk Brothers, The     You Keep Me Hangin' On Guitar – Eddie Willis, Joe Messina, Robert White 3:16
1-11     –Funk Brothers, The With Bootsy Collins     Cool Jerk     3:00
1-12     –Funk Brothers, The With Meshell Ndegeocello     Cloud Nine Lead Vocals [Additional] – John Ingram 4:41
1-13     –Funk Brothers, The With Chaka Khan     What's Going On     4:00
1-14     –Funk Brothers, The With Chaka Khan & Montell Jordan    
Band Introduction / Ain't No Mountain High Enough MC – Jay Butler  4:58
1-15     –Earl Van Dyke     The Flick     4:11

Bonus Tracks

1-16     –John Lee Hooker     Boom Boom     2:32
1-17     –Jackie Wilson     (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher     2:59
1-18     –Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band*     Scorpio     4:04

        In The Snakepit: Naked Instrumental Remixes Of The Original Hits
2-1     –Bootsy Collins     "Funk Brothers In The House" Voice – Bootsy Collins 0:13
2-2     –Funk Brothers, The     Standing In The Shadows Of Love     3:21
2-3     –Joe Hunter     Dialogue: Joe Hunter , In The Beginning Interviewee – Joe Hunter 0:31
2-4     –Funk Brothers, The     The One Who Really Loves You     2:28
2-5     –Funk Brothers, The     Pride And Joy Backing Vocals – The Vandellas, 2:12
2-6     –Robert White     Dialogue: Robert White Invents A Classic Interviewee – Robert White 0:38
2-7     –Funk Brothers, The     My Girl     3:04
2-8     –Funk Brothers, The     Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart     3:30
2-9     –Earl Van Dyke Quartet, The*     Don't Mess With Bill (Live At The 20 Grand Club)     3:14
2-10     –Funk Brothers, The     The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game     2:55
2-11     –Eddie Willis, Uriel Jones & Jack Ashford    
Dialogue: Eddie, Uriel And Jack, Speaking The "Language"
Interviewee – Eddie Willis, Jack Ashford, Uriel Jones 0:23
2-12     –Funk Brothers, The     I Second That Emotion     3:03
2-13     –Funk Brothers, The     I Was Made To Love Her     2:57
2-14     –Richard "Pistol" Allen*     Dialogue: "Pistol" Picks Up The Beat
nterviewee – Richard Allen 0:18
2-15     –Funk Brothers, The     I Heard It Through The Grapevine     3:04
2-16     –Funk Brothers, The     Home Cookin'     3:25
2-17     –Funk Brothers, The     For Once In My Life     3:03
2-18     –Jack Ashford     Dialogue: Jack In The Club Groove
Interviewee – Jack Ashford 0:29
2-19     –Funk Brothers, The     I Can't Get Next To You     2:46
2-20     –Funk Brothers, The     It's A Shame     3:30
2-21     –Funk Brothers, The     Ain't No Mountain High Enough     6:39
2-22     –Eddie Willis     Dialogue: Eddie Takes It To The Bridge
Interviewee – Eddie Willis 1:02
2-23     –Funk Brothers, The     Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)     3:12
2-24     –Lamont Dozier     Dialogue: Lamont Dozier: Feeling The Funk, Brother
Interviewee – Lamont Dozier 0:29
        Bonus Track
2-25     –Temptations, The & James Jamerson     You're My Everything
Bass – James JamersonVocals – Temptations, The

dimanche 26 mai 2019


REVUE RECORDS 1969                               RS 7206

Producer – Norman Ratner

tracks list:

A1 Hurt So Bad     2:21    
A2 What Now My Love     3:30    
A3 Jazz Plus Soul Equals Love     2:56    
A4 Love Walk     2:49    
A5 Patricia's Delight     2:15    
B1 Willow Weep For Me     2:20    
B2 I'm In The Mood For Love     4:46    
B3 Misty     2:36    
B4 Since I Fell For You     2:22    
B5 Love Anytime     4:45     



tracks list:

A1 Yes, I'm Ready
    Written-By – B. Mason
A2 Come To Me
    Written-By – B. Mason*
A3 You Got What It Takes
    Written-By – B. Gordy*, O. Gordy*, T. Carlo*
A4 Misty
    Written-By – E. Garner*
A5 Something You Got
    Written-By – K. Kenner*
A6 Come See About Me
    Written-By – Holland-Dozier-Holland
B1 Sad Sad Girl
    Written-By – B. Mason*
B2 Got To Get You Off My Mind
    Written-By – D. Burke*, J.P. Moore*, S. Burke*
B3 Keep Him
    Written-By – B. Mason*
B4 Girls Have Feelings Too
    Written-By – B. Mason*
B5 Moon River
    Written-By – H. Mancini*, J. Mercer*
B6 Trouble Child
    Written-By – B. Mason*

vendredi 24 mai 2019


STAX RECORDS 1973                                   STS-3024

The MG's is a 1973 album recorded by The MG's for Stax Records. 
Both frontman Booker T. Jones and guitarist Steve Cropper were 
estranged from Stax by 1973. Remaining members Donald "Duck" Dunn 
and Al Jackson, Jr. recruited Bobby Manuel to replace Cropper and 
Carson Whitsett to replace Jones.


Bass, Producer – Duck Dunn
Drums, Percussion, Producer – Al Jackson*
Guitar – Bobby Manuel
Piano, Organ – Carson Whitsett

Engineer, Engineer [Re-mix] – Pete Bishop

tracks list:

A1 Sugarcane 3:08
A2 Neckbone 3:26
A3 Spare Change 3:52
A4 Leaving The Past 7:42
B1 Left Overs (Bucaramanga) 2:52
B2 Blackside 3:59
B3 One Of A Kind (Love Affair) 3:52
B4 Frustration 6:30

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