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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...."

jeudi 30 avril 2020

JIMMY McGRIFF A BAG FULL OF SOUL

SOLID STATE RECORDS 1966                    SS18002 


credits:

Directed By [Musical Director] – Manny Albam
Directed By [Audio] – Phil Ramone
Drums – Willy Jenkins
Guitar – Thornel Schwartz
Organ, Vocals – Jimmy McGriff
Written-By – Jimmy McGriff

Liner Notes – Phil Ramone

Recorded at A&R Studios.
New York City: 1966
Producer – Sonny Lester
Engineer: Phil Ramone

track list:

A1        I Cover The Waterfront
Written-By – E. Eliscu*, J. Green*   
A2        D. B. Blues (Part I)
Written-By – J. McGriff*
A3        D. B. Blues (Part II)
Written-By – J. McGriff*
A4        See See Rider
Written-By – M. Rainey*
B1        Red River Blues
Written-By – J. McGriff*
B2        Hallelujah
Written-By – J. McGriff*
B3        Boston Bust Out
Written-By – J. McGriff*
B4        On The Way Home     
Written-By – J. McGriff*








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JIMMY McGRIFF IVE GOT A NEW WOMAN

 
SOLID STATE RECORDS 1968                      SS 18030 

credits:

Jimmy McGriff - organ
Arthur "Fats" Theus - tenor saxophone
Thornell Schwartz - guitar
Willie "Saint" Jenkins - drums
Recorded    1967 in New York City
Producer: Sonny Lester

tracks listing:

A1     I've Got A Woman
Written-By – R. Charles*
A2     Kiko
Written-By – J. McGriff*
A3     All About My Girl
Written-By – J. McGriff*
A4     Ode To Billy Joe
 Written-By – B. Gentry*
A5     The Days Of Wine And Roses
 Written-By – H. Mancini*, J. Mercer*
A6     Tennessee Waltz
 Written-By – Peewee King*, R. Stewart*
B1     You Are My Sunshine
 Written-By – C. Mitchell*, J. Davis*
B2     The Swinging Shepherd Blues
Written-By – M. Koffman*
B3     What's That
Written-By – J. McGriff*
B4     When I Grow Too Old To Dream
 Written-By – O. Hammerstein II*, S. Romberg*
B5     Embraceable You
Written-By – G. Gershwin*





 


mercredi 29 avril 2020

GEORGIE FAME FAME AT LAST

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1964                      33SX 1638  



credits:

Personnel:
Speedy Acquaye (percussion)
Peter Coe (saxophone)
Georgie Fame (organ, vocals)
Anthony Paul ‘Tex’ Makins (bass)
Phil Seamen (drums)
Edward ‘Eddie’ Thornton (trumpet)

Directed By – Earl Guest* (tracks: A2, A3, B2, B3)
Producer – Ian Samwell



tracklist:

 A1     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     Get On The Right Track Baby
Written-By – Turner*
A2     –Georgie Fame     Let The Sunshine In
Written-By – Barberis*, Weinstein*, Randazzo*
A3     –Georgie Fame     The Monkey Time
Written-By – Mayfield*
A4     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     All About My Girl
Written-By – McGriff*
A5     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     Point Of No Return
Written-By – Goffin-King*
A6     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     Gimme That Wine
Written-By – Hendricks*
B1     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     Pink Champagne
Written-By – Liggins*
B2     –Georgie Fame     Monkeying Around
Written-By – Bell*
B3     –Georgie Fame     Pride And Joy
Written-By – Gaye*, Whitfield*, Stevenson*
B4     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     Green Onions
Written-By – Jackson*, Jones*, Steinberg*, Cropper*
B5     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     I Love The Life, I Live
Written-By – Dixon*
B6     –Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames*     I'm In The Mood For Love
Written-By – Fields*, McHugh*










GEORGIE FAME AND THE HARRY SOUTH BIG BAND ‎ SOUND VENTURE

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1966                       SX 6076



credits:

   Bass – Phil Bates
    Drums – Bill Eyden, Phil Seamen
    Guitar – Colin Green
    Piano – Gordon Beck, Stan Tracey
    Producer – Denny Cordell (tracks: A4, A5, A6, B1, B3, B4, B5, B6),
    Rik Gunnell, Tony Palmer (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B2)
    Saxophone – Alan Branscombe, Dick Morrissey, Harry Klein ,
    Jackie Sharpe*, Ray Warleigh, Ronnie Scott, Roy Willox, Tubby Hayes
    Saxophone, Flute – Tony Coe
    Trombone – Chris Smith , Gib Wallace, Johnny Marshall ,
 Keith Christie, Ken Goldie
    Trumpet – Bert Courtley, Greg Bowen, Ian Hamer, 
Jimmy Deuchar, Les Condon, Tony Fisher
    Trumpet, Horn [Tenor] – Kenny Wheeler

Recorded in three sessions between 1965,1966 



tracklist:

  A1     Many Happy Returns
Written By – Smith
A2     Down For The Count
Written-By – Lambert*, Green*, Hendricks*
A3     It's For Love The Petals Fall
Written-By – Ashford*
A4     I Am Missing You
Written By – Powell
A5     Funny How Time Slips Away
Written-By – Nelson*
A6     Lil' Pony
Written-By – Hendricks*, Hefti*
B1     Lovey Dovey
Written-By – Ertegun*, M. Curtis*
B2     Lil' Darlin'
Written-By – Hendricks*, Hefti*   
B3     Three Blind Mice
Written-By – Hendricks*
B4     Dawn Yawn
Written-By – Powell*   
B5     Feed Me
Written-By – Hendricks*
B6     Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Written-By – Brown*








mardi 28 avril 2020

WILSON PICKETT THE WICKED PICKETT

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1967                              SD 8138


credits:
Wayne Jackson (trumpet)
Charlie Chalmers, Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)
Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone)
Dewey "Spooner" Oldham (piano)
Jimmy Johnson, Lincoln "Chips" Moman (guitar)
John Peck (guitar) Tommy Cogbill (electric bass)
Roger Hawkins (drums)
Wilson Pickett (vocals)
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, May 8, 9 & 11, 1966
10303    She Ain't Gonna Do Right
10306    Nothing You Can Do

Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpet)
Gilbert Caples, Charlie Chalmers, Eddie Logan (tenor saxophone)
Dewey "Spooner" Oldham (piano, organ)
Lincoln "Chips" Moman (lead guitar)
Jimmy Johnson (guitar)
Albert Lowe Jr. (electric bass)
Roger Hawkins (drums)
Wilson Pickett (vocals)
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, October 12, 1966
11024    Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
11025    Sunny
11031    Up Tight Good Woman

Tommy Cogbill (electric bass) replaces Lowe Jr.
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, October 13 & 14, 1966
11026    New Orleans
11027    You Left The Water Running
11028    Mustang Sally
11029    Three Time Loser
11030    Ooh Poo Pah Doo
11032    Time Is On My Side
11033    Knock On Wood 


tracks list:

A1     Mustang Sally 3:04
A2     New Orleans 2:32
A3     Sunny 3:16
A4     Everybody Needs Somebody To Love 2:16
A5     Ooh Pooh Pah Doo 2:37
A6     She Ain't Gonna Do Right     2:14
B1     Knock On Wood     2:40
B2     Time Is On My Side 2:31
B3     Up Tight Good Woman 2:29
B4     You Left The Water Running 2:31
B5     Three Time Loser     2:19
B6     Nothing You Can Do     2:14











lundi 27 avril 2020

WILSON PICKETT THE EXCITING WILSON PICKETT

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1966                                 SD 8129

credits:

Wayne Jackson (trumpet)
 Charles "Packy" Axton, Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)
Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone)
Joe Hall (piano) Steve Cropper (guitar)
Donald "Duck" Dunn (electric bass)
Al Jackson (drums) Wilson Pickett (vocals)
Memphis, TN, May 12, 1965

Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpet) Isaac Hayes
(piano) replaces Axton, Hall
Memphis, TN, September 16, 1965
omit Miller
Memphis, TN, December 20, 1965

Wayne Jackson (trumpet)
Charlie Chalmers, Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)
Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone)
Dewey "Spooner" Oldham (piano)
Jimmy Johnson, Lincoln "Chips" Moman (guitar)
John Peck (guitar) Tommy Cogbill (electric bass)
Roger Hawkins (drums) Wilson Pickett (vocals)
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, May 8, 9 & 11, 1966


tracks list:

A1     Land Of 1000 Dances     2:23
A2     Something You Got     2:50
A3     634-5789     2:52
A4     Barefootin'     2:16
A5     Mercy, Mercy     2:25
A6     You're So Fine     2:30
B1     In The Midnight Hour     2:29
B2     Ninety-Nine And A Half     2:35
B3     Danger Zone     2:06
B4     I'm Drifting     2:49
B5     It's All Over     2:17
B6     She's Good To Me     2:15










ALBERT KING, STEVE CROPPER & POPS STAPLES ‎ JAMMED TOGETHER

STAX RECORDS 1969                                    STS 2020    


credits:


Recording date: Late spring, early summer of 1969.

Engineers:
Terry Manning, Bobby Manuel, Mickey Buckins
producers: Al Jackson, Jr.,Al Bell
re-mix engineer Ron Capone


tracks list:

   A1 What'd I Say
   A2 Tupelo
  A3 Opus De Soul
A4 Baby What You Want Me To Do
B1 Big Bird
B2 Homer's Theme
B3 Trashy Dog
B4 Don't Turn Your Heater Down
B5 Water
B6 Knock On Wood












JULIE DRISCOLL, BRIAN AUGER AND TRINITY STREETNOISE

    ATCO RECORDS 1969                                       SD 2-701      

       2 × Vinyl, LP, Album   
credits:

Artwork – Ralph Steadman
    Drums, Percussion – Clive Thacker
    Electric Bass [4- And 6- String], Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – David Ambrose
    Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals – Brian Auger
    Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Julie Driscoll


  Photography By [Liner Photo] – Barry Wentzel
    Producer – Giorgio Gomelsky

Recorded @ Advision Studios, London, England 1969
track list:

A1 Tropic Of Capricorn     5:30    
A2 Czechoslovakia     6:45    
A3 Take Me To The Water     4:00    
A4 A Word About Color     1:35    
B1 Light My Fire     4:30    
B2 Indian Rope Man     3:00    
B3 When I Was A Young Girl     8:00    
B4 The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)     3:05    
C1 Ellis Island     4:10    
C2 In Search Of The Sun     4:25    
C3 Finally Found You Out     4:15    
C4 Looking In The Eye Of The World     5:05    
D1 Vauxhall To Lambeth Bridge     6:20    
D2 All Blues     5:40    
D3 I've Got Life     4:30    
D4 Save The Country     4:00








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dimanche 26 avril 2020

BRIAN AUGER & TRINITY BEFOUR

RCA VICTOR RECORDS 1970 (UK)                 SF 8101  


credits:

 Drums, Percussion, Vocals [Harmony] – Clive Thacker
    Lead Guitar, Vocals, Vocals [Harmony] – Gary Winston Boyle
    Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Vocals – Brian Auger
     Bass, Guitar, Vocals [Harmony] – David Ambrose

    Bass [Bottom Bass Line] – Roger Sutton (tracks: B1)
    Bass [Top Bass Lines & Fills] – David Ambrose (tracks: B1)
    Cymbal – Mickey Waller (tracks: B1)
    Drums [Lead & Fill Ins] – Clive Thacker (tracks: B1)
    Snare, Bells [Cow] – Colin Allen (tracks: B1)

  recorded at:
  Advision studios New Bond Street London W1
  july and december 1969
  Engineer: David Offord
  Production: Brian Auger

tracks list:

A1 I Wanna Take You Higher        
A2 Pavane        
A3 No Time To Live        
A4 Maiden Voyage        
B1 Listen Here        
B2 Just You And Me 

















samedi 25 avril 2020

STEVIE WONDER SIGNED SEALED & DELIVERED

TAMLA RECORDS 1970                                    TS 304


credits:

 Stevie Wonder – lead vocals, backing vocals
(side 1, tracks 1, 2, and 6; side 2, track 2 and 5), 
harmonica, clavinet, keyboards
    The Andantes – backing vocals (side 2, tracks 1, 3, and 4)
    Wonderlove (Lynda Laurence, Venetta Fields, and Syreeta Wright) – 
backing vocals (side 1, tracks 3 and 5)
    The Originals – backing vocals (side 2, track 1)
    The Funk Brothers – instrumentation
    Track 1 produced by Henry Cosby
    Tracks 2, 3 produced by Stevie Wonder
    Track 4 produced by Ron Miller and Tom Baird
    Track 11 produced by Don Hunter and Stevie Wonder

Recorded    Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit


tracklist:

 A1     Never Had A Dream Come True 2:59
Written-By – H. Cosby*, S. Wonder*, S. Moy*
A2     We Can Work It Out 3:05
Written-By – J. Lennon, P. McCartney*
A3     Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours 2:46
Written-By – L. Garrett*, L. Hardaway*, S. Wonder*, S. Wright*
A4     Heaven Help Us All 2:59
Written-By – R. Miller*
A5     You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover 2:32
Written-By – H. Cosby*, S. Wonder*, S. Moy*
A6     Sugar 2:51
Written-By – D. Hunter*, S. Wonder*
B1     Don't Wonder Why 4:45
Written-By – L. Caston*
B2     Anything You Want Me To Do 2:24
Written-By – D. Hunter*, L. Hardaway*, P. Riser*, S. Wonder*
B3     I Can't Let My Heaven Walk Away 2:50
Written-By – J. Hinton*, P. Sawyer
B4     Joy (Takes Over Me) 2:25
Written-By – B. Browner*
B5     I Gotta Have A Song 2:32
Written-By – D. Hunter*, L. Hardaway*, P. Riser*, S. Wonder*
B6     Something To Say 3:15
Written-By – D. Hunter*, S. Wonder*











JACKIE ROSS FULL BLOOM

CHESS RECORDS 1964                                      LP 1489


credits:

Written-By – B. Davis* (tracks: A4, B1 to B5), 
C. Smith* (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2, B4, B5), 
C. Jones* (tracks: A3, A5),
 Du Bose Heyward* (tracks: A6), 
Errol Garner* (tracks: B6), 
G. Gershwin* (tracks: A6), 
Johnny Burke (tracks: B6), 
L. Caston* (tracks: A3 to A5, B2, B3), 
W. McKinley* (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B4, B5)
vocal: Jackie Ross
Arragements by Riley Hampton and Phil Wright
recorded: Ter Mar Recording Studio
Engineer: Ron Malo
Supervision: Billy Davis


tracks list:

A1 Selfish One 2:55
A2 Everything But Love 2:45
A3 Wasting Time 3:30
A4 I Had A Talk With My Man 3:30
A5 Be Sure You Know 2:53
A6 Summertime 3:35
B1 I've Got The Skill 2:49
B2 Change Your Ways 2:59
B3 Don't Take My Love 2:45
B4 Haste Makes Waste 2:15
B5 (I Wanna Hear It) From You 2:25
B6 Misty 3:58







mardi 21 avril 2020

THE AFRO BLUES QUINTET PLUS ONE GUANTANAMERA

SURREY RECORDS 1966                                 SS 1037

credits:

Joe De Aguero (aka Little Joe) -- vibes 
 Michael Davis -- drums, percussion 
 Jack Fulks - sax, flute
Bill Henderson -- keyboards
Norm Johnson -- bass 
 Moses Obligacion -- congas, percussion


tracks list:

A1     Guantanamera    
A2     Karen's Theme    
A3     Song For Mitch    
A4     Okey Dokey    
B1     Our Mambo    
B2     Saint Thomas    
B3     Viva Cepeda    
B4     Joker










THE AFRO BLUES QUINTET PLUS ONE NEW DIRECTIONS

MIRA RECORDS1966                                   MLPS 3010

credits:

Joe De Aguero (aka Little Joe)  vibes
Michael Davis drums, percussion
Jack Fulks sax, flute
Bill Henderson keyboards
Norm Johnson bass
Moses Obligacion congas, percussion

Engineer – David Diller
Engineer  – B. Elder, Dan Daniels
Producer – Jack Millman (tracks: A5 & B3), J
oe DeAguero (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B2, B4) 

tracks list:

A1 With A Song In My Heart 3:14
A2 3/4-5/4-7/2 (Liquid Landscape) 2:26
A3 Afro Rock 3:00
A4 Let My People Go 3:05
A5 Victims Of Change 2:40
B1 Mystic Mambo 3:20
B2 Incantations 3:20
B3 Freaks 2:36
B4 Once In A Lifetime    3:37







samedi 18 avril 2020

THE AFRO BLUES QUINTET PLUS ONE INTRODUCING

MIRA RECORDS 1966                                                    LP 3002


credits:

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Jack Fulks
    Bass – Norm Johnson
    Congas – Moses Obligacion
    Piano – Bill Henderson*
    Timbales, Drums [Traps] – Michael Davis (21)
    Vibraphone – Joe De Aguero
    

tracks list:

A1 Moses
 Written-By – J. DeAguero* 3:05    
A2 Liberation
 Written-By – Jack Fulks 4:40    
A3 Monkey Time
 Written-By – C. Mayfield* 5:02    
A4 Summertime
 Written-By – G. & I. Gershwin* 2:17    
B1 Jerico
Written-By – Traditional 3:02    
B2 Walk On By
Written-By – B. Bacharach* 4:41    
B3 Together
 Written-By – Hubert Laws 3:55    
B4 In Crowd
 Written-By – B. Page* 4:05    








vendredi 17 avril 2020

RAY BARRETTO ACID

FANIA RECORDS 1968                               SLP 346 


credits:

Bass – Big Daddy (
Composed By – Ray Barretto
Congas – Ray Barretto
Piano – Louis Cruz
Timbales – Orestes Vilato
Trumpet – René López, Roberto Rodríguez Jr.*
Vocals, Bells – Adalberto Santiago
Vocals, Guiro – Pete Bonet


track list:

A1 El Nuevo Baretto 6:49   
A2 Mercy, Mercy, Baby 2:42   
A3 Acid    5:05   
A4 A Deeper Shade Of Soul 2:42   
B1 The Soul Drummers 3:46   
B2 Sola Te Dejare 3:48   
B3 Teacher Of Love 2:26   
B4 Espiritu Libre









RAY BARETTO POWER

FANIA RECORDS 1970                                      SLP 391

credits:

Roberto Rodriguez – Lead Trumpet
Joseph “Papy” Roman – Trumpet
René “Renee” Lopez – Trumpet, Lead Vocal on “Right On”
Louis Crúz – Piano, Celeste on “Se Que Volveras”
Andy Gonzalez – Ampeg “Baby” Bass
Orestes Vilato – Timbales
Tony Fuentes – Bongó, Cencerro, Guiro on “Power”
Ray Barretto – Congas, Background Vocals and Vocal Interjections
 (Go on René) on “Right On”, and (Power!) on “Power”
Adalberto Santiago – Lead Vocals on all tunes except “Right On”,
Maracas on (“Oye La Noticia”, “Dicen”, “Quitate La Mascara”)

Chorus - Justo Betancourt, Eladio “Yayo El Indio” Peguero
 (“Oye” Bien La Noticia”, “De Que Te Quejas Tu” and “Perla Del Sur” ),
 Justo Betancourt, Hector Lavoe, Willie Torres
(“Y Dicen” and “Quitate La Mascara”)

Producer - Ray Barretto
Executive Producer - Jerry Masucci
Musical Director - Ray Barretto
Arrangements - Ray Barretto and Louis Crúz
Recording Engineer- Fred Weinberg

Recorded - Universal Studios in NYC
Original LP Cover Concept and Painting - Izzy Sanabria


tracks list:

A1     Oye La Noticia     5:25
A2     Perla Del Sur     5:40
A3     Right On     2:40
A4     De Que Te Quejas Tu     4:05
B1     Y Dicen     3:54
B2     Quitate La Mascara     4:26
B3     Se Que Volveras     3:45
B4     Power     5:59









THE THREE SOUNDS OUT OF THIS WORLD

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1962                       BLP 4197 


credits :

         Bass – Andrew Simpkins
  Drums – Bill Dowdy
    Piano – Gene Harris

  Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
on February 4 (tracks 1, 3 & 7), 
March 7 (tracks 4 & 8-10),
and March 8 (tracks 2, 5 & 6), 1962

    track list:

A1     Girl Of My Dreams 3:00    
A2     Out Of The Past 6:30    
A3     Just In Time     6:15    
A4     I'll Be Around 3:40    
B1     My Silent Love 7:00    
B2     Sanctified Sue 3:35    
B3     Out Of This World 6:30    
B4     You Make My Feel Some Young






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mardi 14 avril 2020

LOU DONALDSON WITH THE THREE SOUNDS LD+3

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1959                         BLP 4012


credits:

Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson
Bass – Andrew Simpkins
Drums – Bill Dowdy
Piano – Gene Harris

Producer – Alfred Lion
Design [Cover] – Reid Miles
Liner Notes – Jack Maher
Photography By [Cover Photo] – Francis Wolff

Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, 
Hackensack, New Jersey
 February 18, 1959.


tracks list:

A1 Three Little Words
A2 Smooth Groove
A3 Just Friends
A4 Blue Moon
B1 Jump Up
     B2 Don't Take Your Love From Me
B3 Confirmation