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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...."

samedi 29 février 2020

Z.Z. HILL THE SOUL STIRRING

KENT RECORDS 1965                                       KST 518



tracks listing:

 A1 Happiness Is All I Need    
A2 Hey Little Girl    
A3 Someone To Love    
A4 You Don't Love Me    
A5 If I Could Do It All Over    
A6 Everybody Has To Cry    
B1 That What More    
B3 Oh Darling    
B4 Have Mercy Someone    
B5 I Found Love    
B6 Set Your Sights Higher


 




Z.Z. HILL A WHOLE LOT OF SOUL

KENT RECORDS 1967                                  KST 528


credits:

 Arranged By – Maxwell Davis
Engineer – Bill Lazerus, Wally Heider
Producer – Mike Akopoff


tracklist:

 
A1 When Something Is Wrong With My Baby 2:50
Written-By – Porter-Hyes*
A2 What Am I Living For 3:30
Written-By – Harris, Jay
A3 Nothing Takes The Place Of You 2:59
Written-By – McCall
A4 Knock On Wood 2:45
Written-By – Floyd, Cropper
A5 Steal Away 2:45
Written-By – Hughes
A6 You Gonna Make Me Cry 2:50
Written-By – Malone
B1 You Send Me 2:55
Written-By – Cooke
B2 Midnight Hour 2:25
Written-By – Pickett
B3 When A Man Loves A Woman 2:55
Written-By – Wright, Lewis
B4 Make Me Yours 2:43
Written-By – Swann
B5 Nothing Can Change The Love I Have For You 2:55
Written-By – Cooke
B6 Greatest Love 2:30
Written-By – Toussaint










THE TEMPTATIONS SING SMOKEY

GORDY RECORDS 1965                                G 912

credits:

 David Ruffin: vocals (all tracks except "Baby, Baby I Need You")
    Eddie Kendricks: vocals
    Paul Williams: vocals
    Melvin Franklin: vocals
    Otis Williams: vocals
    Elbridge "Al" Bryant: vocals ("Baby, Baby I Need You")
    The Andantes: background vocals ("It's Growing")
    Smokey Robinson: producer, Album executive producer

    Other [Liner Notes] – Berry Gordy, Jr.
    Producer – Bill "Smokey" Robinson*
    Written-By – Robinson*


Released March 22, 1965
Recorded 1964-1965


tracks list:


A1 The Way You Do The Things You Do
    Written By – Robinson-Rogers Written-By – Rogers* 2:35
A2 Baby, Baby I Need You 2:33
A3 My Girl
    Written By – Robinson-White Written-By – White* 2:53
A4 What Love Has Joined Together
    Written By – Robinson-Rogers Written-By – Rogers* 2:55
A5 You'll Lose A Precious Love 2:25
A6 It's Growing
    Written By – Robinson-Moore Written-By – Moore* 2:37
B1 Who's Lovin' You 2:55
B2 What's So Good About Goodbye 2:36
B3 You Beat Me To The Punch 2:43
B4 Way Over There 3:00
B5 You've Really Got A Hold On Me 2:58
B6 (You Can) Depend On Me
    Written By – Robinson-Gordy Written-By – Gordy* 2:31









mercredi 26 février 2020

THE TEMPTATIONS WITH A LOT OF SOUL

GORDY RECORDS 1967                                            GS 922


credits:

David Ruffin: vocals (baritone/tenor/falsetto)
Eddie Kendricks: vocals (tenor/falsetto)
Paul Williams: vocals (tenor/baritone)
Melvin Franklin: vocals (bass)
Otis Williams: vocals (tenor/baritone)

Producers
Norman Whitfield: "(I Know) I'm Losing You",
 "Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone", 
"(Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need", 
"Save My Love for a Rainy Day", 
"You're My Everything", "Two Sides to Love",
 Executive Producer (Album)
Smokey Robinson: "No More Water in the Well", 
"Now That You've Won Me", "Don't Send Me Away"
Frank Wilson: "All I Need"
Brian Holland and Lamont Dozier: "Just One Last Look"
Ivy Jo Hunter: "Sorry is a Sorry Word"

Released July 17, 1967
Recorded 1966 - 1967

tracks list:

A1 (I Know) I'm Losing You 2:26
A2 Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone 2:59
A3 All I Need 2:59
A4 (Loneliness Made Me Realize) It's You That I Need 2:36
A5 No More Water In The Well 2:55
A6 Save My Love For A Rainy Day 2:55
B1 Just One Last Look 2:43
B2 Sorry Is A Sorry Word 2:26
B3 You're My Everything 2:58
B4 Now That You've Won Me 2:57
B5 Two Sides To Love 2:46
B6 Don't Send Me Away 2:56





RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO STRETCHING OUT

ARGO RECORDS 1960                                          LP 665

Stretching Out is an album by Ramsey Lewis' Trio 
featuring tracks recorded in 1960 and released on the Argo label

credits:

Arranged By – Ramsey Lewis (tracks: A1, B1)
Bass – Eldee Young
Drums – Red Holt
Piano – Ramsey Lewis
Producer [Supervision] – Jack Tracy

Recorded February 23 and 24, 1960 at 
Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago.
Engineer – Ron Malo

tracks list:

A1 Little Liza Jane 3:08
A2 This Is My Night To Dream 2:30
A3 Scarlet Ribbons 3:25
A4 Here 'Tis 2:46
A5 My Ship 4:06
B1 Put Your Little Foot Right Out 2:53
B2 Solo Para Ti 2:45
B3 These Foolish Things 3:30
B4 When The Spirit Moves You 3:36
B5 A Portrait Of Jennie 2:25







RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO AT THE BOHEMIANS GARDENS


ARGO RECORDS 1964                                     LP 741 


credits:

  Bass – Eldee Young
        Drums – Red Holt
      Piano – Ramsey Lewis

    Supervised By – Esmond Edwards
Design [Cover] – Tom Gorman (2)
       Liner Notes – Al Clarke       

Recorded by Edgewood Recording Studios, Inc., at the Bohemian Caverns
 in Washington D.C., June 4 and 6, 1964. 




 tracks list:


West Side Story Medley (11:58)
A1a         Somewhere        
A1b         Maria        
A1c         Jet Song        
A1d         Somewhere         
A2         People     5:15    
B1         Something You Got     3:30    
B2         Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)     6:00    
B3         My Babe Cello – Eldee Young 3:47    
B4         The Caves     3:10    
B5         The Shelter Of Your Arms     3:40


 




THE VIBRATIONS SHOUT!

OKEH RECORDS 1965                                        OKS 14111


credits:

Lead Vocals – Carl Fisher 
Liner Notes – Myles Eiten
Producer – Carl Davis
Vocals – Dave Govan, Don Bradley, 
James Johnson , Ricky Owens


tracks list:

A1 Talkin' 'Bout Love
Written-By – D. Sharh*, R. Johnson*
2:11
A2 Misty
Lead Vocals – Ricky Owens
Written-By – E. Garner*, J. Burke *
3:16
A3 End Up Crying
Written-By – D. Sharh*, R. Castel*, R. Johnson*
2:20
A4 Watusi Time
Written-By – D. Sharh*, R. Johnson*
2:18
A5 Ain't Love That Way
Written-By – D. Sharh*
2:12
A6 Finding Out The Hard Way
Lead Vocals – Ricky Owens
Written-By – D. Sharh*
2:05
  Medley (4:28)
B1a  What I Say
Written-By – R. Charles*
B1b Shout
Written-By – O.K. Isley*, R. Isley*, R. Isley*
  -
B2 Sloop Dance
Written-By – B. Russell*, W. Farrell*
2:38
B3 Keep On Keeping On
Written-By – D. Sharh*, R. Johnson*
1:55
B4 Hello Happiness
Lead Vocals – Ricky Owens
Written-By – D. Sharh*, R. Castel*
2:18






lundi 24 février 2020

JOE ZAWINUL MONEY IN THE POCKET

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                              LP 3004


credits :

Joe Zawinul: piano;
Blue Mitchell: trumpet (2, 4, 5, 7);
Joe Henderson: tenor saxophone: (2, 4, 5, 7);
Clifford Jordan: tenor saxophone (1);
Pepper Adams: baritone saxophone (2, 4, 5, 7);
Sam Jones: bass (2, 4-8);
Bob Cranshaw: bass (1);
Louis Hayes: drums (2, 4-8);
Roy McCurdy: drums (1).

NYC, February 7, 1966
Tracks List:

A1 Money In The Pocket
A2 If
A3 My One And Only Love
A4 Midnight Mood
B1 Some More Of Dat
B2 Sharon's Waltz
B3 Riverbed
B4 Del Sasser


               




THE DUKE PEARSON NONET HONEYBUNS

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1965                              SD3002    


credits:
   
Duke Pearson - piano, arranger
Johnny Coles - trumpet
Garnett Brown - trombone
Les Spann - flute
James Spaulding - alto saxophone
George Coleman - tenor saxophone
Pepper Adams - baritone saxophone, clarinet
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Mickey Roker - drums

recorded in
NYC, May 25 & 26, 1965
Engineer – Phil Iehle

tracks listing:

A1 Honeybuns        
A2 New Girl        
   A3 You Know I Care        
     B1 Is That So        
    B2 Our Love          
B3 Heavy Legs 
 
 
 

 

samedi 22 février 2020

ALVIN ROBINSON SHINE ON

CHARLY RECORDS  1988                        CRB 1181 




Born in New Orleans in 1937. His first successful release was on Tiger records USA,
 a subsidiary label owned by Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller. They moved Alvin
 to Red Bird for his next release; 'Fever'/ 'Down Home Girl'. Down Home Girl was 
the 'b' side and played more often at UK and Belgium soul clubs, as Fever by 
Little Willie John would take precedence on a DJ's play list, due to the fact that 
these clubs (Wheel/Blue Note) preferred originals. That said, 
Alvin's version of Fever is extremely good.
He played on Dr John Gumbo album.


tracks list:


A1 Lazy Mary        
A2 Truly        
A3 Wake Up
    Written-By – George Davis Jr.*    
A4 They Said It Couldn't Be Done
    Written-By – D. Bartholomew*, P. King*        
A5 Baby Don't Blame Me        
A6 I'm Leaving You Today
    Written-By – G. Davis Jr.*, H. S. Jones*        
A7 Haul Off And Die Over You        
A8 Pain In My Heart
    Written-By – G.Davis Jr.*, H. S. Jones*    
A9 Oh Red
    Written-By – D. Bartholomew*, P. King*        
B1 Dedicated To Domino        
B2 Something You Got
    Written-By – Chris Kenner        
B3 Searchin'
    Written-By – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller        
B4 Fever
    Written-By – Eddie Cooley, John Davenport        
B5 Down Home Girl
    Written-By – Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller       
B6 How Can I Get Over You
    Written-By – Robert Mosely        
B7 I'm Gonna Put Some Hurt On You
    Written-By – Raymond Lewis     


 








RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO UP POPS

CADET RECORDS 1967                                 LPS 799 


credits:

  Arranged By – Ramsey Lewis (tracks: A1, A2),
Richard Evans (2) (tracks: A3 to B5)
Bass – Cleveland Eaton
Drums – Maurice White
Piano – Ramsey Lewis

Orchestrated By, Producer – Richard Evans
Photography By [Cover] – Don S. Bronstein*
Piano – Ramsey Lewis


Recorded At  Ter-Mar Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
July, 1967 1,3,4,6,7,9   
October, 1967 2,5,8   
Engineer  – Doug Brand
 

track list:

A1    Soul Man
Written By – Porter & Hayes
A2    The Look Of Love
Written By – Bacharach & David
A3    Respect
Written By – Redding
A4    Goin' Out Of My Head
Written By – Randazzo & Weinstein   
A5    Party Time
Written By – Evans   
B1    Bear Mash
Written By – Evans
B2    I Was Made To Love Her
Written By – Cosby, May, Hardaway & Wonder   
B3    Alfie
Written By – Bacharach & David   
B4    Why Am I Treated So Bad
Written By – Staple
B5    Jade East
Written By – Evans





 


 

vendredi 21 février 2020

RAMSEY LEWIS WADE IN THE WATER

   
CADET RECORDS 1966                                     LPS 774


credits:

John Avant - Trombone
Cleveland Eaton - Bass
Ramsey Lewis - Keyboards,Piano
Maurice White - Drums
   
Richard Evans - Director
Engineer – Bob Kidder, Bruce Swedeen
Recorded:May 26, 1966-Jun 29, 1966 at
Universal Studios, Chicago, Ill.
Augmented by Brass, Woodwind and Percussion.


tracks listing

A1 Wade In The Water
Written-By – Lewis   
A2 Ain't That Peculiar
Written-By – Tarplin*, Rogers*, Robinson*, Moore   
A3 Tobacco Road
Written-By – Loudermilk*   
A4 Money In The Pocket
Written-By – Zawinul
A5 Message To Michael
Written-By – Bacharach & David
B1 Up Tight
Written-By – Cosby*, Judkins*, May   
B2 Hold It Right There
Written-By – Evans
B3 Day Tripper
Written-By – Lennon-McCartney
B4 Mi Compasion
Written-By – Edwards*
B5 Hurt So Bad
Written-By – Weinstein*, Harshman*, Randazzo*






FREDDIE McCOY LISTEN HERE

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1968                                PR 7582

 Listen Here is the seventh album by American
jazz vibraphonist Freddie McCoy which was
 recorded in 1968 for the Prestige label.

credits:

Freddie McCoy - vibraphone
    Wilbur Buscomb, Edward Williams - trumpet (tracks 1 & 5)
    Quentin Jackson, Melba Liston - trombone (track 1 & 5)
    Gene Walker - alto saxophone, varitone (tracks 1 & 5)
    JoAnne Brackeen - electric piano, organ
    Wally Richardson - guitar (tracks 1 & 5)
    Raymond McKinney - bass (tracks 2-4 & 6)
    Jimmy Lewis - electric bass (tracks 1 & 5)
    Bernard Purdie (tracks 1 & 5), Al Dreares (track 2-4 & 6)
    Montego Joe - congas (tracks 1 & 5)

Arranged and Conducted by Dave Blume
Produced by Cal Lampley

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder    June 10, 1968
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,

tracks list:

A1     Don't Tell Me That 5:00
A2     Short Circuit     6:50
A3     Love For Sale 5:30
B1     Listen Here 7:40
B2     Mac Arthur Park 8:00
B3     Stone Wall 3:20






FREDDIE MCCOY FUNK DROPS

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1966                                    PR  7470

credits :

Baritone Saxophone – Laurdine Patrick (tracks: A1, B1, B4)
Bass – Augustus Turner (tracks: A2, A3, A4, B2, B3)
Bass Guitar – Albert Winston (tracks: A1, B1, B4)
 Hammond B3 Alfred Williams  (tracks: A1, B1, B4)
Drums – Bernard Purdie (tracks: A1, B1, B4), 
George Scott (3) (tracks: A2, A3, A4, B2, B3)
Guitar – Napolean Allen (tracks: A1, B1, B4)
Piano – Joanne Brackeena* (tracks: A2, A3, A4, B2, B3)
Trumpet – James Robinson (13) (tracks: A1, B1, B4)
Vibraphone [Vibes] – Freddie McCoy
Violin [Electric Violin] – John Blair (tracks: A1, B1, B4)

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, 
NJ, June 21, 1966 and June 22, 1966

producer: Cal Lampley
engineer: Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 My Babe
Written-By – Dixon*
3:00
A2 And I Love Her
Written-By – Lennon/McCartney*
6:00
A3 High Heal Sneakers
Written-By – Higgenbatam*
3:25
A4 Moyé
Written-By – McCoy*
6:30
B1 Funk Drops
Written-By – McCoy*
3:15
B2 Tough Talk
Written By – Sample/Henderson/Hooper
Written-By – Hooper*, Sample*, Henderson*
3:30
B3 Theodora
Written-By – Taylor*
4:05
B4 The Sleepy Lagoon
Written By – Coates/Lawrence
Written-By – Coates*, Lawrence*


JAMES BROWN GRITS & SOUL




 SMASH RECORDS 1963                               Mgs 27057
     
also issued on Smash SRS 67057
            
tracks listing:

A1 Grits       
A2 Tempted       
A3 There
A4 After You're Trought   
A5 Devil's Hideaway   
B1 Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf       
B2 Infatuation       
B3 Wee Wee       
B4 Mister Hip
B5 Headache


 

lundi 10 février 2020

ALBERT COLLINS LOVE CAN BE FOUND ANYWHERE ( EVEN IN A GUITAR)

IMPERIAL RECORDS 1968                             LP-12428
 
 
credits:
 
 Art Direction – Woody Woodward
    Producer, Arranged By – Bill Hall

     Record Company – Liberty Records, Inc.
    Record Company – Transamerica Corporation
 
 
 
 Tracklist

A1 Do The Sissy 4:04
A2 Collin's Mix 2:20
A3 Let's Get It Together 2:14
A4 Got A Good Thing Goin' 3:10
A5 Left Overs 2:08
A6 Doin' My Thing 1:35
B1 Let's Get It Together Again 2:38
B2 Ain't Got Time 3:00
B3 Turnin' On 2:47
B4 Whatcha Say (I Don't Know) 1:48
B5 Pushin' 2:20
B6 Stump Poker 2:35