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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...."

dimanche 31 mai 2020

JOHNNY "HAMMOND" SMITH OPEN HOUSE

RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1963                                     RS 9482


credits:


Bass – Bob Cranshaw
Congas – Ray Barretto (tracks: A, B2, B3)
Drums – Leo Stevens (tracks: A, B2, B3)
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith*
Saxophone [Tenor], Flute – Seldon Powell
Trumpet, Cornet – Thad Jones
Art Taylor (drums -5)
recorded  NYC 1963


tracks list


A1 Open House 4:36
A2 Cyra 5:25
A3 I Remember You 4:58
A4 Cleopatra 2:33
B1 Blues For DeDe
Drums – Art Taylor
6:57
B2 Why Was I Born 4:40
B3 I Love You 5:47









samedi 30 mai 2020

JOHNNY "HAMMOND" SMITH with BYRDIE GREEN ‎ THE STINGER MEETS THE GOLDEN THRUSH

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1966                                  PR 7464


The Stinger Meets the Golden Thrush is an album by jazz organist 
Johnny "Hammond" Smith with vocalist Byrdie Green 
recorded for the Prestige label in 1966.


credits:

Johnny "Hammond" Smith - organ
Byrdie Green - vocals (tracks 2 & 6)
Otis Sutton - alto saxophone
Houston Person - tenor saxophone
Eddie McFadden - guitar
Leo Stevens - drums


Production

Cal Lampley - producer
Rudy Van Gelder - engineer


Recorded at 

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
January 4, 1966


tracks list:

A1 The Golden Thrush
Written-By – Smith 3:20   
A2 They Call It Stormy Monday
Vocals – Byrdie Green
Written-By – Walker 4:37   
A3 Broadway
Written-By – Woode*, McRae*, Bird 5:24   
A4 On A Clear Day
Written-By – Lerner*, Lane 4:23   
B1 Oriole
Written-By – Smith 3:55   
B2 If I Ruled The World
Vocals – Byrdie Green
Written-By – Ornadel*, Bricusse 3:22   
B3 Blue Jay
Written-By – Smith 5:20   
B4 How I Lost My Love
Written-By – Snow 5:35







vendredi 29 mai 2020

BYRDIE GREEN I GOT IT BAD (AND THAT AIN'T GOOD)

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1967                        PRST 7509

credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Drums – John Harris 
Electric Bass – Jimmy Lewis 
Guitar – Thornel Schwartz
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith
Tenor Saxophone – Houston Person
Vocals – Byrdie Green

Producer – Cal Lampley
Recorded By, Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1967


tracks list:


A1 See See Rider
Written-By – Ledbetter*, Rainey
A2 I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
Written-By – Ellington*, Webster*
A3 Yesterday's Kisses
Written-By – Bruno*, Bruno*
A4 The Poor Side Of Town
Written-By – Rivers*, Adler*
B1 (I've Been) Lonely Too Long
Written-By – Brigati*, Cavaliere*
B2 I Had A Man
B3 Hold On To Him
B4 This Bitter Earth
Written-By – Otis*
B5     People








BYRDIE GREEN SISTER BYRDIE!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1968                              PR 7574


credits:

Arranged By, Conductor – Johnny "Hammond" Smith*
Chorus – Anna Craig, Lucille Burgess, Lynn Daniels
Drums – John Harris 
Electric Bass – Jimmy Lewis
Guitar – Wally Richardson
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith*
Vocals – Byrdie Green



Producer – Cal Lampley

Recorded By, Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
NYC, March 22, 1968


tracks list:

A1 You'd Better Sit Down Kids
A2 Since You've Been Gone
A3 When A Woman's In Love
A4 Return Of The Prodigal Son
A5 You'll Never Walk Alone
A6 Where There's A Will
B1 Muddy Water
B2 Let Them Talk
B3 I Can't Live Without You
B4 Dr. Feelgood
B5 Night Time Is The Right Time






BYRDIE GREEN THE GOLDEN THRUSH STRIKES!

PRESTIGE RECORDS 1966                            PRST 7503 

Byrdie Green (born 1936) was a Jazz and R&B singer born in Detroit, Michigan.
The daughter of a Baptist minister, she sang first in her father's church. 
Later she went to New York and performed in clubs. Around 1965, she was 
hired by organist Johnny "Hammond" Smith and recorded albums for 
Prestige Records, Roulette Records, & Twentieth Century Fox. 
She also cut a few 45rpm records.



credits:


Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Gene Walker
Drums – John Harris (8)
Electric Bass, Bass Guitar – Jimmy Lewis (2)
Guitar – Eddie Diehl
Organ – Johnny "Hammond" Smith*
Trumpet – Virgil Jones
Vocals – Byrdie Green


Arranged By, Conductor – Johnny Hammond

Producer – Cal Lampley
Recorded By, Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
NYC, July 6, 1966


tracks list:


A1 In The Dark
Written-By – Green*
4:00
A2 Goin' Out Of My Head
Written-By – Weinstein*, Randazzo*
3:00
A3 Hurt
Written-By – Jacobs*, Crane*
4:05
A4 Gin House Blues
Written-By – Henderson*, Troy*
5:48
B1 How Long Blues
Written-By – Enberg*, Carr*
3:08
B2 Falling In Love With Love
Written-By – Hart*, Rodgers*
3:45
B3 The Shadow Of Your Smile
Written-By – Mandel*, Webster*
3:40
B4 Hurt So Bad
Written-By – Hart*, Wilding*, Randazzo*
2:30
B5 Somebody Groovy
Written-By – Phillips









mardi 26 mai 2020

JIMMY REED ROCKIN' WITH REED

VEE JAY RECORDS 1959                                      VJLP 1008   


credits:

Guitar, Vocals – Jimmy Reed
    Liner Notes – Frank London Brown
    Written-By – J. Reed (tracks: A1 to A4, A6 to B6)


tracklist:

A1     Going To New York     2:19
A2     A String To Your Heart     2:20
A3     Ends & Odds     2:24
A4     Caress Me Baby     2:25
A5     Take Out Some Insurance 2:22
Written-By – Jesse Stone
A6     The Moon Is Rising     2:20
B1     Down In Virginia     2:25
B2     I Know It's A Sin     2:24
B3     Wanna Be Loved     2:13
B4     Baby, What's On Your Mind     2:56
B5     My Bitter Seed     2:15
B6     Rockin' With Reed     2:37









THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1968                                        SD 8201


credits:

Strings Arranged By – Arif Mardin
Design – Marvin Israel
Liner Notes – Bob Rolontz
Photography By – Alain Dister
Producer, Engineer – Tom Dowd

unknown (trumpet, trombone, tenor, baritone saxophone?, 
piano, organ, 2 guitar, electric bass, drums) 
Cissy Houston (lead vocals) Estelle Brown, 
Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith (vocals)
NYC, April 25, 1967
12315 That's How Strong My Love Is
others replaces unknown (trumpet, trombone, 
tenor, baritone saxophone?, 
piano, organ, 2 guitar, electric bass, drums)
April 26, 1967
12320 I Don't Want To Go On Without You
same personnel
Memphis, TN, August 24, 1967
12938 Walk In My Shoes
same personnel
NYC, April 22 & 24, 1968
14356 Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again
14357 I Could Leave You Alone
14358 To Love Somebody
14359 Where Did It Go
14360 You Really Didn't Mean It
same personnel
Memphis, TN, May 24, 1968?
14588 Watch The One (Who Brings You The News)
14589 Unchained Melody
14590 Alfie
14591 What The World Needs Now Is Love


tracks list;


A1 Alfie
Written-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David*
3:19
A2 What The World Needs Now Is Love
Written-By – Burt Bacharach, Hal David*
2:58
A3 To Love Somebody
Written-By – Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb
2:42
A4 Watch The One Who Brings You The News
Written-By – Don Covay
2:38
A5 Am I Ever Gonna See My Baby Again
Written-By – Ralph Bartey*, Johnny Northern, Rudy Clark
2:55
A6 Unchained Melody
Written-By – Alex North, Hy Zaret
3:25
B1 You Really Didn't Mean It
Written-By – Cissy Drinkard Houston*
2:58
B2 Walk In My Shoes
Written-By – Helen Lewis, Kay Lewis
2:21
B3 Where Did It Go
Written-By – Cissy Drinkard Houston*
2:41
B4 I Could Leave You Alone
Written-By – Cissy Drinkard Houston*
2:16
B5 That's How Strong My Love Is
Written-By – Roosevelt Jamison
2:13
B6 I Don't Want To Go On Without You
Written-By – Bert Russell, Jerry Wexler
2:57







dimanche 24 mai 2020

THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS SWEETS FOR MY SWEET

ATLANTIC RECORDS 1969                                      SD 8225


credits:

Cissy Houston (lead vocals) Estelle Brown, 
Sylvia Shemwell, Myrna Smith (vocals) and others

String arrangements by Arif Mardin.
Horn arrangements by Tom Dowd.

Produced by Tom Dowd.
Recording engineer: Tom Dowd.
recorded at:
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, February 24-28, 1969

tracks list:

A1 But You Know I Love You 2:33
A2 Chained
Written-By – Frank Wilson
2:14
A3 It's Not Easy
Written-By – Mann And Weil
3:06
A4 Get A Little Order
Written-By – Emily Houston, Sylvia Shemwell
2:05
A5 Don't Go
Written-By – Ashford & Simpson, Jo Armstead
2:14
A6 It's Worth It All
Written-By – Wayne Jackson
2:58
B1 Sweets For My Sweet
Written-By – Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
2:39
B2 Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday
Written-By – Booker T. Jones, William Bell
2:29
B3 Let Me Be Lonely
Written-By – Bacharach And David
3:54
B4 Crying In The Rain
Written-By – Carole King, Howard Greenfield
2:26
B5 Always David
Written-By – Eddie Hinton
3:26






GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS IMAGINATION


BUDDAH RECORDS 1973                           BDS 5141


Imagination is the eleventh studio album recorded by American R&B
group Gladys Knight & the Pips, released in October 1973 on
the Buddah label. The album, the group's first for Buddah after leaving Motown


credits:


Recorded Venture Sound Studios
(Somerville, New Jersey)
Bell Sound Studios
(New York City, New York


Engineer [Bell Sound Studios] – Warren Dewey

Engineer [Venture Sound Studios] – 
Ed Stasium, Jr.* (tracks: A1, A5, B1, B3)


tracks list:


A1 Midnight Train To Georgia
Written-By – Jim Weatherly
4:38
A2 I've Got To Use My Imagination
Written-By – Barry Goldberg, Gerry Goffin
3:29
A3 Storms Of Troubled Times
Written-By – Jim Weatherly
3:44
A4 Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
Written-By – Jim Weatherly
3:45
A5 Once In A Lifetime Thing
Written-By – Jim Weatherly
3:41
B1 Where Peaceful Waters Flow
Written-By – Jim Weatherly
4:24
B2 I Can See Clearly Now
Written-By – Johnny Nash
4:28
B3 Perfect Love
Written-By – Paul Williams (2)
2:37
B4 Window Raisin' Granny
Written-By – B. Knight*, E. Patten*, G. Knight*, W. Guest*
6:09






samedi 23 mai 2020

GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS FEELIN' BLUESY

           SOUL RECORDS  1968                                      SS 707          



credits:

Producer – Harvey Fuqua (tracks: B4), James Dean* (tracks: B3),
Johnny Bristol (tracks: B4), Norman Whitfield (tracks: A1 to A4, A6, B1, B2, B6),
Smokey Robinson (tracks: A5, B5), William Weatherspoon (tracks: B3)

Recorded at Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, Michigan    


track list:

A1 The End Of Our Road
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Rodger Penzabene*     
A2 That's The Way Love Is
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield    
A3 Don't You Miss Me A Little Bit Baby
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Rodger Penzabene*    
A4 The Boy From Crosstown
    Arranged By – Gil Askey
    Written-By – Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield    
A5 Ain't You Glad You Chose Love
    Written-By – William "Smokey" Robinson*    
A6 I Know Better
    Written-By – Norman Whitfield, R. Dean Taylor    
B1 Don't Let Her Take Your Love From Me
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield    
B2 It Should Have Been Me
    Written-By – Norman Whitfield, William Stevenson     
B3 Don't Turn Me Away
    Written-By – James Dean*, William Weatherspoon    
B4 What Good Am I Without You
    Written-By – Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Sylvia Moy     
B5 Your Old Standby
    Arranged By – Henry Cosby
    Written-By – Janie Bradford, William "Smokey" Robinson*
 B6 It's Time To Go Now
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield








GLADYS KNIGHT & The Pips EVERYBODY NEEDS LOVE


SOUL RECORDS 1967                                     SS 706  


Everybody Needs Love is a 1967 album by Gladys Knight & the Pips, 
their first album for Motown Records' Soul imprint. The LP, 
chiefly produced by Norman Whitfield, features the singles 
"Just Walk in My Shoes", the 1966 group's Motown debut, 
"Everybody Needs Love", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine".

credits:

Gladys Knight: lead vocals
Merald "Bubba" Knight, William Guest, 
and Edward Patten: background vocals
The Funk Brothers: instrumentation

Producer – Harvey Fuqua (tracks: A2, B2, B5, B6), 
Johnny Bristol (tracks: A2, B2, B5, B6),
Norman Whitfield (tracks: A1, A3 to A6, B1, B3),
Smokey Robinson (tracks: B4)

Recorded at Hitsville U.S.A., Detroit, Michigan


tracks list:
      
A1 Everybody Needs Love
    Written-By – Edward Holland, Jr., Norman Whitfield     
A2 I'll Be Standing By
    Written-By – Ashford & Simpson    
A3 Since I've Lost You
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield    
A4 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield    
A5 You Don't Love Me No More
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Rodger Penzabene*    
A6 Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone
    Written-By – Cornelius Grant, Norman Whitfield, Sylvia Moy    
B1 Take Me In Your Arms And Love Me
    Written-By – Barrett Strong, Cornelius Grant, Rodger Penzabene*    
B2 He's My Kind Of Fellow
    Written-By – Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol    
B3 Yes, I'm Ready
    Written-By – Barbara Mason    
B4 My Bed Of Thorns
    Written-By – William "Smokey" Robinson*    
B5 Do You Love Me Just A Little, Honey
    Written-By – Gladys Knight, Harvey Fuqua, Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock
B6 Just Walk In My Shoes
    Written-By – Helen Lewis Mastor*, Kay Lewis Miller*  





vendredi 22 mai 2020

JIMMY SMITH JIMMY SMITH TRIO WITH + LD

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1957                     BNJ 61013 



Jimmy Smith Trio + LD is an album by jazz organist Jimmy Smith
and saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label
in 1957 and released only in Japan.


credits:


Jimmy Smith, Organ, 
Lou Donaldson, Saxophone [Alto],
except on track 3 and 7,
Eddie McFadden, Guitar,
Donald Bailey, Drums.

Alfred Lion, Producer.
Rudy van Gelder, Engineer.
Recorded at Manhattan Towers on July 4, 1957.


tracks list:

01. Soft Winds 07:59
02. Hollerin' And Screamin' 07:00
03. 'Round Midnight 06:27
04. Star Eyes 04:59
05. Darn That Dream 06:41
06. Street Of Dreams 05:13
07. Cha Cha J 04:19