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 30 juin 2019


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1965                        BLP 4239 

credits :

    Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
    Drums – Otis Finch
    Guitar – Grant Green
    Organ – John Patton
    Vibraphone [Vibes] – Bobby Hutcherson

Recorded on December 11, 1965.
At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Producer – Alfred Lion
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder  

Track listing

A1 Let 'Em Roll  6:40
Written-By – John Patton
A2 Latona 7:20
Written-By – John Patton
A3 The Shadow Of Your Smile 6:50
Written-By – Mandel, Webster
B1 The Turnaround 6:45
Written-By – Hank Mobley
B2 Jakey 5:30
Written-By – John Patton
B3 One Step Ahead 6:50
Written-By – John Patton


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1963                      PRLP 7290     

reissued on prestige pr7855  "MEAN OLD FRISCO"


Alto Saxophone, Tambourine – Leo Wright (tracks: A1 to B2)
    Bass – George Tucker (tracks: A1 to B2), Jimmy Bond (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Design [Cover] – Don Schlitten
    Drums – Jimmie Smith (tracks: A1 to B2), Jimmy Miller (5) (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Guitar – Herman Mitchell (tracks: B3 to B6), Kenny Burrell (tracks: A1 to B2)
    Harmonica – Arthur Wright (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Piano – Ernst Von Funkenstein(alias Ernie Freeman) (tracks: B3 to B6), 
     Gildo Mahones (tracks: A1 to B2)
    Tenor Saxophone – Jimmy Allen (2) (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Bobby Bryant (tracks: B3 to B6)
    Vocals – Jimmy Witherspoon

 Supervised By :
Dave Axelrod* (tracks: B3 to B6), Ozzie Cadena (tracks: A1 to B2)

Tracks A1 to B2 recorded in New York City, May 6, 1963.
Tracks B3 to B6 recorded in Los Angeles, July 8, 1963.


lundi 24 juin 2019


LIBERTY RECORDS 1963                        LRP 3331 

also avaliable on LST 7331               


Engineer – Eddie Brackett
    Organ – Ernie Freeman
    Producer – "Snuff" Garrett

tracks listing:

A1 Comin' Home Baby 2:28
Written-By – Tucker*, Dorough*
A2 Stone Rocker 2:09
Written-By – Ernie Freeman
A3 Gravy Waltz 2:47
Written-By – Brown*, Allen*
A4 Fever 3:37
Written-By – Cooley*, Davenport
A5 Jivin' Around (Part I & II) 2:43
Written-By – E. Freeman*, J. Dolphin*, J. Ray*
A6 Drown In My Own Tears 2:26
Written-By – Henry Glover
B1 Rockhouse 3:51
Written-By – Ray Charles
B2 The Walk 2:24
Written-By – McCracklin
B3 Mountain Greenery 2:48
Written-By – Rodgers-Hart*
B4 'Gator Bite 3:20
Written-By – Ernie Freeman
B5 Cool Play 2:23
Written-By – Ernie Freeman


IMPERIAL RECORDS 1961                                  X5769 

A1     Conquest
Written-By – Ernie Freeman

B1  The Swingin' Preacher
Written-By – Ralph Dollimore 



samedi 22 juin 2019


TRU SOUND RECORDS                                   TRU 15006


Bass – Bob Bushnell
Bongos – Willie Rodriguez
Congas – Willie Rodriguez
Drums – Ray Lucas
Guitar – Billy Butler , Eric Gale
Liner Notes – Dale Wright 
Organ – Jack McDuff
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Recording Supervisor – Esmond Edwards
Saxophone – King Curtis

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, 
NJ, September 19, 1961 and September 22, 1961
Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Recording Supervisor – Esmond Edwards

tracks list:

 A1 Fever
    A2 Honky Tonk
   A3 So Rare
 A4 Tippin' In
  A5 You Came A Long Way From St. Louis
A6 Tuxedo Junction
B1 The Hucklebuck
B2 Lean Baby
   B3 Harlem Nocturne
B4 Night Train
B5 Soft


ATCO RECORDS 1967                                      SD 33-231


King Curtis (tenor, alto saxophone) 
Dewey "Spooner" Oldham (piano, organ) 
Jimmy Johnson, Joe South, Bobby Womack (guitar) 
Tommy Cogbill (electric bass)
 Jerry Jemmott (electric bass) 
Roger Hawkins (drums)

Arranged By [Horn & String] – Arif Mardin, Ralph Burns
Producer – Tom Dowd, Tommy Cogbill
Supervised By – Jerry Wexler

recorded at:
Memphis, TN, August 24, 1967
Engineer – Chips Moman, Darryl Carter

tracks list:

A1 Ode To Billie Joe
Written-By – Bobbie Gentry
A2 A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Written-By – Garry Brooker*, Keith Reid
A3 For What It's Worth
Written-By – Stephen Stills
A4 To Sir, With Love
Written-By – Don Black, Marc London*
A5 Memphis Soul Stew
Written-By – King Curtis
B1 When A Man Loves A Woman
Written-By – Andrew Wright (4), Calvin Lewis
B2 I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Written-By – Ronny Shannon*
B3 Live For Life (Vivre Pour Vivre)
Written-By – Francis Lai, Norman Gimbel
B4 C.C. Rider
Written-By – Chuck Willis
B5 I Was Made To Love Her
Written-By – Henry Cosby, Lula Hardaway,
 Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy

dimanche 16 juin 2019


ATCO RECORDS 1967                              SD 33-211 


Melvin Lastie (trumpet) 
Charlie Chalmers, King Curtis (tenor saxophone) 
Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone) 
Dewey "Spooner" Oldham (organ, piano, electric piano) 
Jimmy Johnson (guitar) 
Tommy Cogbill (electric bass) 
Roger Hawkins (drums) 
The Sweet Inspirations (vocal group)

recorded in:
NYC, February 10,11,12 1967

tracks list:

A1 Knock On Wood
Written-By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper
A2 Good To Me
Written-By – Julius Green, Otis Redding
A3 Hold On, I'm Comin'
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes
A4 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Written-By – David Porter, Isaac Hayes
A5 Green Onions
Written-By – Al Johnson*, Booker T. Jones, 
Lewis Steinberg, Steve Cropper
A6 You Don't Miss Your Water
Written-By – William Bell
B1 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
Written-By – Otis Redding, Steve Cropper
B2 In The Midnight Hour
Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
B3 The Dog
Written-By – Rufus Thomas
B4 I've Been Loving You Too Long
Written-By – Jerry Butler, Otis Redding
B5 Last Night
Written-By – Mar-Keys, The
B6 Jump Back
Written-By – Rufus Thomas

EDDIE FLOYD Big Bird - Holding On With Both Hands

STAX RECORDS 1967                        REF 45-246

 A Big Bird  2:59
Producer – Booker T. Jones
Written-By – Booker T. Jones, Eddie Floyd

B Holding On With Both Hands 2:28
Producer – Steve Cropper
Written-By – Eddie Floyd, Steve Cropper

vendredi 14 juin 2019

CLARENCE CARTER Sixty Minute Man - Mother-In-Law

FAME RECORD 1973            SINGLE FM-XW250-W

Recorded at Fame Recording Studios,
603 East Avalon Avenue,
"Home of The Muscle Shoals Sound" 

A     Sixty Minute Man 3:12
 Producer – Clarence Carter, Rick HallWritten-By – C. Carter

B     Mother-In-Law  3:10
Producer – Rick HallWritten-By – A. Toussaint


      FAME RECORDS  1973                            FM-LA 1.86-F        


 Alto Saxophone  Randell Bramblett*
Art Direction  Mike Salisbury
Backing Vocals  Charles Charmers (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B1 to B3, B5),
Clarence Carter (tracks: B4), Donna Rhodes (tracks: A1, A3 to A5, B1 to B3, B5),
James Easley (tracks: B4), James Taylor (12) (tracks: B4), Laura Struzick (tracks: A2)
Baritone Saxophone  Hal Williams, Ronnie Eades*
Bass Jerry Bridges, McEvoy Robinson*, Willie King (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)
Clavinet  Clayton Ivey
Drums Freddie Jones (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3),
George Weaver, Morris Tarrant (tracks: Tarp Tarrant), Roger Clark
Electric Guitar  Albert S. Lowe, Jr.*, Clarence Carter, Ken Bell,
Leander Williams, Travis Wammack
Electric Piano Clayton Ivey, Tim Henson
Liner Notes  Bill Chappell
Organ  Clayton Ivey, Jesper Jackson (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3), Tim Henson
Piano  Clayton Ivey
Tambourine  Rick Hall, Roger Clark
Tenor Saxophone  Emmit Greene (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3), Harvey Thompson,
Oscar Jackson (2) (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)
Tom Tom  Mickey Buckins, Roger Clark
Trombone  Charlie Rose*, Earl Ford (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)
Trumpet  Bernard Brown (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3), Harrison Calloway, Jack Peck
Vibraphone  Tim Henson

Recorded at:
 Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Engineer – Al Cartee, Larry Hamby, Rick Hall
Producer  Rick Hall (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B1, B4, B5)
Co-producer  Clarence Carter (tracks: A3, A4, B2, B3)

tracks list:

A1 I'm The Midnight Special 2:35    
A2 Heartbreak Woman 3:11    
A3 Sixty Minute Man 3:12    
A4 I Love You     5:23    
A5 Love's Trying To Come To You 2:33    
B1 Next To You     3:03    
B2 Run Out Of Time 2:34    
B3 It Was So Nice While It Lasted 2:53    
B4 And They Say Don't Worry 2:50    
B5 I Got Another Woman     3:08 


mardi 11 juin 2019


 EPIC RECORDS 1956                                    LN 3279


 Ray Bryant – piano
    Wyatt Ruther – bass
    Kenny Clarke (tracks 2, 4, 8 & 9),
Osie Johnson (tracks 3, 10 & 12),
 Jo Jones (tracks 1, 5–7 & 11) – drums
    Candido – percussion (tracks 1 & 7)

Recorded    April 3 and May 3 & 11, 1956
Studio    New York City

tracks list:

A1 Cubano Chant 3:06
A2 Off Shore 3:56
A3 Well, You Needn't 3:19
A4 Cry Me A River 3:51
A5 In A Mellow Tone 4:22
A6 You Are My Thrill 4:23
B1 Night In Tunisia 2:41
B2 Goodbye 3:58
B3 Philadelphia Bound 2:35
B4 Pawn Ticket 2:49
B5 The Breeze And I 3:28
B6 It's A Pity To Say Goodnight 2:24


ATLANTIC RECORDS  1970                             SD 1564 

credit :

        Acoustic Bass – Ron Carter (tracks: A1, A3, A4)
    Alto Saxophone – George Dorsey (tracks: A2)
    Arranged By – Arif Mardin (tracks: A2), 
Eumir Deodato (tracks: A1, A3, A4)
    Baritone Saxophone – Pepper Adams (tracks: A2)
    Bass Clarinet – Leon Cohen (tracks: A1, A3, A4)
    Cello – Charles McCracken (tracks: A1, A3, A4)
    Cover, Design – Haig Adishian
    Drums – Jimmy Johnson (2)
    Electric Bass – Chuck Rainey
    Piano – Ray Bryant
    Tenor Saxophone – Joe Gentle (tracks: A1, A3, A4), 
King Curtis (tracks: A2)
    Trombone – Garnett Brown (tracks: A2)
    Trumpet – Joe Newman (tracks: A2)
    Violin :
Emanuel Green (tracks: A1, A3, A4), Gene Orloff (tracks: A1, A3, A4), 
Joseph Malignaggi (tracks: A1, A3, A4),
Julien Barber (tracks: A1, A3, A4), Matthew Raimondi (tracks: A1, A3, A4),
Noel Dacosta (tracks: A1, A3, A4), Paul Gershman (tracks: A1, A3, A4),
Selwart Clarke (tracks: A1, A3, A4), Winston Collymore (tracks: A1, A3, A4)

Recorded    March 4, 5 & 18 and April 14, 1970
Atlantic Studios in NYC
Producer – Joel Dorn
Engineer [Recording] – Gene Paul
Engineer [Recording], Engineer – Lewis Hahn
Mastered By – Al Brown

track list:

 A1 Stick With It    
A2 Let It Be        
A3 Bridge Over Troubled Waters    
A4 Hey Jude         
B1 Shake-A-Lady
B2 Unchained Melody     
B3 My Cherie Amour    
B4 Spinning Whee


lundi 10 juin 2019


COLUMBIA RECORDS 1966                        CS9496  

credits and session recording:

New York City: March 10, 1966
Blue Mitchell (tp); King Curtis (el-sax); Ronnie Cuber (bs);
Lonnie Smith (org); George Benson (g); unknown (b)
; Jimmy Lovelace (d); Benny Golson (arr).

a. (CO 89366) Our Miss Brooks (Harold Vick) - 3:04
b. (CO 89367) Keep Talkin'
c. (CO 89368) Lonnie's Blues

New York City: May 27, 1966
Richard "Blue" Mitchell (tp); Harold Ousley (ts); Howard Johnson (bs);
Lonnie Smith (org); Al Michelle (g); Charlie Persip (d).

d. (CO 90514) Lonnie's Blues (Lonnie Smith) - 3:38
e. (CO 90515) Keep Talkin' (Lonnie Smith) - 2:21
f. (CO 90516) What Do You Think (Lonnie Smith) - 2:45
g. (CO 90517) Bright Eyes (Lonnie Smith) - 2:50
h. (CO 90518) Minor Truth (Harold Ousley) - 4:07

New York City: November 22, 1966
Blue Mitchell (tp); King Curtis (el-ts); Ronnie Cuber (bs);
Lonnie Smith (org); George Benson, Melvin Sparks (g);
Charlie Persip (d).

i. (CO 92508) In The Beginning (Lonnie Smith) - 2:54

same, except Lonnie smith (org, vcl).

j. (CO 92509) Say Stuff (Lonnie Smith) - 2:55

same, vocals out.

k. (CO 92510) My Babe (Willie Dixon) - 3:25
l. (CO 92511) Mama Wailer (Lonnie Smith) - 2:36

New York City: May 22, 1967
Blue Mitchell (tp); King Curtis or Harold Ousley (ts); Lonnie Smith (org);
George Benson or Melvin Sparks or Al Mitchell (g);
Marion Booker (d) 2 unknown (perc).

m. (CO 92722) Hola Muneca (Lonnie Smith) - 2:53

same or similar, horns out.

n. (CO 92723) Can't You Just Feel It (Lonnie Smith) - 2:51

same or similar, add horns.

o. (CO 92724) Minor Chant (Stanley Turrentine) - 3:23
p. (CO 92725) Jeannine (George Benson) - 3:23
q. (CO 92726) Sideman (George Benson) - 4:47

   tracks listing:

A1 Hola Muneca 2:53
A2 Minor Chant 3:23
A3 Can't You Just Feel It 2:51
A4 Jeannine 3:23
A5 Sideman 4:47
B1 Keep Talkin' 2:21
B2 My Babe 3:25
B3 In The Beginning 2:54
B4 Lonnie's Blues 2:38
B5 Say Stuff 2:55
B6 Our Miss Brooks 3:04 


dimanche 9 juin 2019


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1969                 BST 83426 


Lonnie Smith - organ, vocals
Rudy Jones - tenor saxophone
Ronnie Cuber - baritone saxophone
Larry McGee - guitar
Sylvester Goshay - drums

recorded at:
Live at Club Harlem, Atlantic City,
New Jersey: August 9, 1969

 Producer – Francis Wolff
Recorded By – Ed Greene
Mastered By – Rudy Van Gelder

tracks listing:

A1 Charlie Brown
Written-By – J. Leiber-M.Stoller*
A2     Layin' In The Cut
 Written-By – Lonnie Smith
B1     Move Your Hand
Written-By – Lonnie Smith
B2     Sunshine Superman
Written-By – Donovan

  recorded on the same day but present
on the album "The Lost Grooves" track
Blue Note - B1 7243 8 31883 1 4
Issued in 1995




COLUMBIA RECORD 1963                      CS 8882

tracks list:

 A1     Fingertips
Written-By – Paul*, Cosby
A2     Soul Zone
Written-By – Vikki
A3     Without Love
 Written-By – Small*
A4     The Love Of My Man
Written-By – Townsend*   
A5     Memphis
Written-By – Berry*
A6     The Worm
Written-By – Doggett
B1     One Fine Day
Written-By – Goffin And King
B2     Monkey
Written-By – Bailey*, Davis*, Hall*   
B3     Soul City
Written-By – Finiz*, Wissert*   
B4     If You Need Me
Written-By – Bateman*, Sanders*, Pickett*
B5     D'Lo
Written-By – Doggett*   
B6     Hot Fudge
Written-By – Doggett*


ABC-Paramount RECORDS 1965                ABS 507 


Bill Doggett - organ
Elvin Shepard - alto & tenor saxophones
Andrew Ennis - tenor & baritone saxophones
Billy Butler, Lamar McDaniels - guitar
Al Lucas - bass
Emmett J. Spencer - drums
Charles E. Hatcher - percussion

Recorded at Bell Sound, New York, New York
in October 31 and November 17, 1964.

 track list:

1. Wow
2. Oo Da
3. Ol' Mose Blues
4. Happy Soul Time
5. Kicker
6. Mudcat
7. Ram Bunk Shush
8. Slow Walk
9. Fatso

samedi 8 juin 2019

SOLOMON BURKE Got To Get You Off My Mind / Peepin'

SINGLE ATLANTIC 1965          REF 45-2276
A     Got To Get You Off My Mind  2:32
Songwriter – Burke

B     Peepin' 2:29
Songwriter – Burke

 Arranged By – Gene Page


STAX RECORDS  1966                               STS 715
also issued on Atlantic SD 7715

Recorded in January 1966 (#6, 7), May 1966 (#1, 2), 
November 1966 (#5, 11), and January 1967
(all others) in Memphis, Tennessee.
Originally released as Stax 715 on March 2, 1967.


Bass – Donald "Duck" Dunn
Drums – Al Jackson, Jr.*
Guitar – Steve Cropper
Keyboards – Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes
Saxophone [Baritone] – Floyd Newman
Saxophone [Tenor] – Andrew Love

Memphis, TN, January 3, 1966

Recorded in January 1966 (6, 7), May 1966 (1, 2), 
November 1966 (5, 11), and January 1967
(all others) in Memphis, Tennessee.
Originally released as Stax 715 on March 2, 1967.

track list:

A1 I Got To Love Somebody's Baby 2:53
A2 Just The One I've Been Looking For 2:35
A3 Watermelon Man 3:11
A4 Where Can A Man Go From Here 3:10
A5 Toe-Hold 2:39
A6 Outside Love 2:15
B1 Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons Than One) 2:55
B2 Blues In The Night 3:05
B3 I Had A Dream 2:59
B4 Sixteen Tons 2:25
B5 Little Bluebird. 2:50