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...."

lundi 27 juillet 2020


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1969                                PR7738 


  Drums – Billy James
Electric Guitar – Grant green
Organ – Don Patterson
Tenor Saxophone – Sonny Stitt 

  recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ
September 15, 1969

tracks list:

A1 Brothers-4 8:55
A2 Creepin' Home 6:55
B1 Alexander's Ragtime Band 8:30
B2 Walk On By 8:35

samedi 25 juillet 2020


  RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1960                              RS 9334  

Bass – Sam Jones
Drums – Art Blakey
Piano – Bobby Timmons
Trumpet – Blue Mitchell (tracks: A1 to A4, B1, B2)

recorded at:

Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, August 12 & 17, 1960
Recording engineer: Ray Fowler
Mastered by Jack Matthews

tracks list:

1. Soul Time  [Timmons] 6:24
2. So Tired  [Timmons] 6:20
3. The Touch of Your Lips  [Noble] 4:16
4. S'posin'  [Denniker/Razaf] 5:14
5. Stella B.  [Timmons] 5:54
6. You Don't Know What Love Is  [DePaul/Raye] 6:16
7. One Mo'  [Timmons] 6:53



jeudi 23 juillet 2020


BLUE THUMB RECORDS 1973                       BTS 7000


Directed By – Stewart Levine
Guitar – Arthur Adams, David T. Walker, Larry Carlton
Keyboards – Joe Sample
Percussion, Effects – Nesbert "Stix" Hooper*
Saxophone, Electric Bass, Marimba [Bass] – Wilton Felder
Trombone – Wayne Henderson
Written-By – Stix Hooper* (tracks: A3, B1, D2),
Joe Sample (tracks: A1, B3, C1, D2, D3),
Wayne Henderson (tracks: A2, A4, C2, D2),
Wilton Felder (tracks: A5, B2, D1)

Directed for Chisa Records Productions, Inc.
Recorded and mixed at Wally Haider Recorders,
Los Angeles, Calif.
Engineer – Rik Pekkonen
Producer – The Crusaders
tracks list:

A1 Don't Let It Get You Down 3:00
A2 Take It Or Leave It 3:40
A3 Gotta Get It On 2:50
A4 Where There's A Will There's A Way 5:30
A5 Look Beyond The Hill 3:20
B1 Journey From Within 4:51
B2 Ain't Gon' Change A Thang 4:30
B3 A Message From The Inner City 8:50
C1 A Search For Soul 9:40
C2 No Place To Hide 8:44
D1 Tomorrow Where Are You? 5:10
D2 Tough Talk 6:00
D3 Do You Remember When? 6:00


mardi 21 juillet 2020


BRUNSWICK RECORDS 1967                      BL 754123


Arranged By – Sonny Sanders
    Art Direction – Hal Wilson
    Executive-producer – Paul Tarnopol
    Producer – Carl Davis
    Vocals – Aaron Floyd, Jesse Bolian, Larry Johnson, Tommy Green 

tracks list:

A1     Sweeter Than Sugar
Written-By – Bernard Reed, Daniel Reed , Jesse Bolian
A2     Glad I Met You
Written-By – Barbara Griffin , Daniel Reed , 
Othie Wright, Tommy Green 
A3     There Is No Sadness
Written-By – Jesse Bolian, Larry Johnson
A4     Love Song
Written-By – Carl Davis, Larry Johnson
A5     Hope We Have
Written-By – William E. Butler*, Marvin Smith
A6     I'm Gonna Miss You
Written-By – Jesse Bolian, Larry Johnson*, Marvin Smith
B1     Girl I Need You
Written-By – Barbara Griffin , Daniel Reed , Tommy Green
B2     I'll Always Love You
Written-By – Carl Davis, Jesse Bolian
B3     It's Gonna Be Alright
Written-By – Carl Davis, Larry Johnson*
B4     Why, Why, Why
Written-By – Gerald Sims, Karl Tarleton
B5     You're Wonderful
Written-By – Bernard Reed, Daniel Reed , Gerald Sims
B6     On & On
Written-By – Daniel Reed , Earl Smith, Tommy Green

lundi 20 juillet 2020


CAPITOL RECORDS 1968                                        ST 2927 


 Arranged By, Conductor – H.B. Barnum
    Producer – David Axelrod


A1     Down Here On The Ground
    Written-By – G. Garnett*, Lalo Schifrin
A2     I Want To Hear It From You
    Written-By – Gordon Lightfoot
   A3     A Beautiful Friendship
    Written-By – D. Kahn*, S. Styne*
    A4     Baby I Could Be So Good At Lovin' You
    Written-By – Buzz Clifford
A5     Soul Serenade
    Written-By – C. Ousley*, L. Dixon*
A6     You're Good For Me
    Written-By – Larry Collins, Mac Davis
    B1     Life Time
    Written-By – H.B. Barnum
B2     Lifetime Monologue
    Written-By – Lou Rawls
   B3     Ol' Man River
    Written-By – J. Kern-O. Hammerstein II*
   B4     I'm Satisfied
    Written-By – B. Mann-C. Weil*
  B5     One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
    Written-By – Johnny Mercer-Harold Arlen*



UPFRONT RECORDS 1969                                        UPF-159


 Vocal :Baby Washington
Record Company – Springboard International Records, Inc.


A1 Work Out    
A2 Nobody Cares (About Me)    
A3 Medicine Man    
A4 The Bells (On Your Wedding Night)    
B1 Only Those In Love    
B2 Tears Fall    
B3 Too Late    
B4 That's How Heartache's Are Made


BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1962                                    BLP 9001


 Bass – Herbie Lewis (tracks: A1 to A5), Milt Hinton (tracks: B1 to B5)
Drums – Al Harewood (tracks: B1 to B5), Billy Higgins (tracks: A1 to A5)
Guitar – Grant Green
Organ – Sir Charles Thompson
Tenor Saxophone – Ike Quebec

Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Recorded on April 2, 1962 (A2, B2, B4, B5) and on April 17, 1962 (all others).


 A1 My Hour Of Need   
A2 Trouble In Mind   
A3 You Are My Sunshine   
A4 I'll Never Stop Loving You   
A5 I Won't Cry Anymore   
B1 Lonesome Road   
B2 Let There Be Love   
B3 There Must Be A Way   
B4 Down By The Riverside   
B5 Little Things Mean A Lot


TIME RECORDS 1959                                                  70001  


 Bass – George Tucker
    Drums – Frank Dunlop*, Kenny Dennis
    Piano – Ray Bryant
    Reeds – Bob Newman , Jay Cameron, Richard Henry
    Trombone – Slide Hampton
    Trumpet – Burt Collins
    Vocals – Dodo Greene

Recorded in January, 1959


A1     Ain't What You Do    
A2     Manhattan    
A3     Baby Won't You Please Come Home    
A4     Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby    
A5     Don't Cry Baby    
A6     I'm Falling For You    
B1     Black Coffee    
B2     Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall    
B3     It's A Pity To Say Goodnight    
B4     Breeze    
B5     Till Then    
B6     My Heart Isn't In It

mardi 14 juillet 2020


VERVE FOLKWAYS RECORDS 1967                 FT3023  


Paul Serrano (trumpet) Louis Satterfield, 
John Watson (trombone)
James Barge (tenor saxophone)
McKinley Easton, Delbert Hill (baritone saxophone)
James Cotton (harmonica, vocals) 
Alberto Gianquinto (piano)
Luther Tucker (guitar) Ron Anderson (electric bass)
Sam Lay (drums)

   Producer – Barry Goldberg, Michael Bloomfield, Norman Dayron
Producer [Supervisor] – Jerry Schoenbaum

recorded :

NYC, March 24, 1967
Engineer – Dennis Avelenbacher
Engineer Director – Val Valentin

tracks list:

A1     Good Time Charlie     2:46
A2     Turn On Your Lovelight     2:31
A3     Something On Your Mind     3:52
A4     Don't Start Me Talkin'     2:40
A5     Jelly, Jelly     5:42
A6     Off The Wall     2:40
B1     Feelin' Good     3:14
B2     Sweet Sixteen     5:35
B3     Knock On Wood     2:56
B4     Oh Why     2:15
B5     Blues In My Sleep     5:20

lundi 13 juillet 2020


RIVERSIDE RECORDS 1964                         RLP-9480 

also issued on Riverside RS 9480; 
Original Jazz Classics OJC 110, OJCCD 110-2.


Johnny Lytle - vibraphone
    Milton Harris - organ
    Bob Cranshaw - bass
    William "Peppy" Hinnant - drums
    Willie Rodriguez - percussion
New York City: September 18, 1963

tracks list:

 A1 The Village Caller
Written-By – Lytle*
A2 On Green Dolphin Street
Written-By – Kaper*, Washington*
A3 Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man
Written-By – Kern*, Hammerstein II*
A4 Pedro Stodder
Written-By – Lytle*
B1 Kevin Devin
Written-By – Lytle*
B2 You Don't Know What Love Is
Written-By – Raye*, DePaul*
B3 Unhappy Happy Soul
Written-By – Lytle*
B4 Solitude
Written-By – Ellington*, DeLange*, Mills*

dimanche 12 juillet 2020


PACIFIC JAZZ RECORDS 1967                     ST-20129 


     Jimmy Foster: organ
Larry Gales: bass
Josell Carter: drums
Johnny Lytle: vibes
Carlos "Patato" Valdes: conga
Live at “Top Of The Gate”, New York City: 
August-November 1967
Producer: Irv Bagley
    Engineer: Reece Hammel

tracks list:

A1  Minor Soul        
A2 Gonna Get That Boat        
A3 Cherish        
A4  Mongo        
B1 Blues Time        
B2 Just A Feelin' Good        
B3  When I Fall In Love        
B4 Jugee Boogie






ATLANTIC RECORDS 1957                                     8002


LaVern Baker, vocals
Engineer – Tom Dowd
Supervised By – Ahmet Ertegun, Jerry Wexler

Black Atlantic label, first US pressing.


A1 Lots And Lots Of Love 2:26
Written-By – LaVern Baker
A2 Of Course I Do 2:51
Written-By – Chuck Willis
A3 You'll Be Crying 2:58
Written-By – Vincent Corso
A4 Miracles 2:46
Written-By – Jerry Samuels
A5 I'm In A Crying Mood 2:50
Written-By – Fletcher Henderson, Willmette Ward
A6 Mine All Mine 2:14
Written-By – Billy Dawn Smith, William Miller (3)
B1 Harbor Lights 2:20
Written-By – Hugh Williams (2), Jimmy Kennedy
B2 I'll Never Be Free 2:20
Written-By – Benny Benjamin*, George Weiss*
B3 Romance In The Dark 3:00
Written-By – Willie Broonzy*, Lil Green
B4 Everybody Is Somebody's Fool 2:09
Written-By – Ace Adams, Gladys Hampton, Regina Adams
B5 How Long Will It Be 2:42
Written-By – Billy Branson
B6 Fool That I Am 2:20
Written-By – Floyd Hunt

samedi 11 juillet 2020


MPS RECORDS (Germany) 1968          MPS 15252

Baritone Saxophone – Pepper Adams
Conductor – Don Sebesky, Richard O. Spencer
Engineer – Val Valentin
Mastered By – Bill Amatruto, Don Young (2)
Mixed By, Edited By – Dave Greene*
Piano – Erroll Garner
Producer – Esmond Edwards, Martha Glaser
Recorded By – Jerry De Clerc
Recorded By, Mixed By – Phil Ramone
Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute – Jerome Richardson
Trombone – James Cleveland*, Wayne J. Andre
Trumpet – Bernie Glow
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Marvin Stamm
Tuba – Don Butterfield

tracks listing:

A1        Watermelon Man       
A2        It's The Talk Of The Town   
A3        Groovin' High       
A4        The Girl From Ipanema       
A5        They've Got An Awful Lot Of Coffe In Brazil       
B1        Cheek To Cheek       
B2        Up In Erroll's Room       
B3        I've Got A Lot Of Living To Do       
B4        All The Things You Are       
B5        I Got Rhythm


LONDON RECORDS 1972                                  XPS-617

 Arranged By – Erroll Garner
 Bass – Ernest McCarty Jr.
 Congas – Jose Mangual
 Percussion – Jimmie Smith
 Piano, Harpsichord – Erroll Garner

Engineer – Bob Simpson
 Producer – Martha Glaser

tracks list:

A1 How High The Moon  5:03
A2 It Could Happen To You 3:24
A3 Gemini 4:02
A4 When A Gypsy Makes His Violin Cry 6:22
B1 Tea For Two 5:24
B2 Something 1:48
B3 Eldorado 5:46
B4 These Foolish Things 7:00


STUDIO ONE RECORDS 1964                                SOL 9006

In spring 1964, The Skatalites recorded their first LP Ska Authentic at 
Studio One in Kingston and toured Jamaica as the creators of ska. Their 
producers were Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid, Prince Buster, Vincent "King" Edwards, 
Justin "Phillip" Yap, Leslie Kong, Lindon Pottinger, Sonia Pottinger 
and Vincent "Randy" Chin. The Skatalites led sessions with top artists 
and worked with young talents such as Delroy Wilson, 
Desmond Dekker, The Wailers, Lee Perry, etc.

Former members
Tommy McCook - tenor saxophone, flute (founding member; died 1998)
Roland Alphonso - tenor saxophone (founding member; died 1998)
Don Drummond - trombone (founding member; died 1969)
Johnny "Dizzy" Moore - trumpet (founding member; died 2008)
Lloyd Brevett - upright bass (founding member; died 2012)
Lloyd Knibb - drums (founding member; died 2011)
Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haynes - guitar (founding member; died 2007)
Jackie Mittoo - piano (founding member; died 1990)
Mark Berney - trumpet
Nathan Breedlove - trumpet (1991–98)
Cedric "Im" Brooks - tenor saxophone (2000–02,2007-10; died 2013)
Karl "Cannonball" Bryan - saxophone (2003–09)
Calvin "Bubbles" Cameron - trombone (1983–84)
Welford "Will" Clark - trombone (1994–2003)
Vin "Don D. Junior" Gordon - trombone (2003–08)
Devon James - guitar (1987–2009)
Bill Smith - keyboards (1993–99)
Ken Stewart - keyboards (1988-90,1998-2009; 
also serves as the band's manager)
Clark Gayton- Trombone (1989–94)
Cary Brown - keyboards (1990-95)
Louis Bonilla - trombone

tracks list:

A1 Lee Harvey Oswald
A2 Bridge View
A3 President Kennedy
A4 Further East
A5 Ska In Vienna Woods
A6 You're So Delightful
B1 Four Corners Of The World
B2 Scrap Iron
B3 Feeling Good
B4 Royal Flush
B5 Ball Of Fire
B6 Christine Keiler

TOMMY McCOOK The Best Of Tommy McCook And The Skatalites

HEARTBEAT RECORDS 1999                              HB 216

lp compilation


Alto Saxophone – Lester Sterling
Baritone Saxophone – Dennis Campbell*
Bass – Lloyd Brevett, Lloyd Mason (tracks: B8)
Drums – Carl McLeod (tracks: B8), Lloyd Knibb*
Guitar – Ernest Ranglin (tracks: B8),
Jerome "Jah Jerry" Haines*
Harmonica – Charles "Organaire" Cameron
Percussion – Larry McDonald, Noel Seally*
Piano – Cecil Lloyd (tracks: B8), Jackie Mittoo
Tenor Saxophone – Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook
Trombone – Don Drummond
Trumpet – Billy Cooke (tracks: B8), Frank Anderson,
Johnny Moore, Oswald "Baba" Brooks*
 Voice – King Sporty

Engineer – Byron Smith (tracks: B8), C. S. Dodd*,
Graham Goodall (tracks: A5, B4, B6), Syd Bucknor
Recorded at Jamaica Recording and Publishing Co.,
Kingston, Jamaica, 1962 to 1965
(Tracks: A1, A2, A3, A4, A6, A7, A8, A9, B1, B2, B3, B5, B7)
Recorded at Federal Records (Tracks: A5, B4, B6)
Recorded at Treasure Isle Studio, Kingston Jamaica (Track B8). 

tracks list:

A1 Exodus 2:43
A2 Adam's Apple (A.k.a. Don't Bother Me No More) 2:26
A3 Ska Ba 2:55
A4 Freedom Sounds 3:42
A5 Latin Go Ska (A.k.a. Pachito Eche) 3:01
A6 Cow And Gate 2:51
A7 Don't Slam The Door 2:17
A8 Trotting In 3:03
A9 Road Block 2:15
B1 Ska Legion 3:08
B2 Peanut Vendor 3:12
B3 Sauvitt (A.k.a. Sauvito) 3:08
B4 Goldfinger 2:57
B5 Junior Jive 2:30
B6 A Little Bit Of Heaven 2:31
B7 Wheel And Turn 2:40
B8 Jazz Walking 3:19

mercredi 8 juillet 2020


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1972                         PR 10059

credits :

Gene Barr - Tenor saxophone
    Cecil Hunt - Conga
    Jimmy Munford - Drums, Vocals
    Bobby Watley - Organ, Vocals
    Steve Weakley - Guitar

December 1, 1972 at Van Gelder Studio, 
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
 Producer  Ozzie Cadena
 Engineer  Rudy Van Gelder
tracks list:

A1     Smokin' At Tiffany's 5:30
 Electric Bass – Gordon Edwards
A2     Give Me Your Love     5:35
A3     We Can Be Friends 5:15
Vocals – Bobby Watley, Jimmy Mumford
B1     Dirty Red 6:05
Electric Bass – Gordon Edwards
B2     I Can See Clearly Now     6:00
B3     I'll Be Around 4:55
Electric Bass – Gordon Edwards


PRESTIGE RECORDS 1973                            PR 10071 


        Bass [Electric] – Johnny "guitar" Watson
    Congas – Cecil Hunt
    Drums – Jimmy Munford
      Guitar – Don Peake, Steve Weakley
    Organ – Bobby Watley
    Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – David Axelrod
    Saxophone [Tenor And Baritone] – Jackie Kelso
    Saxophone [Tenor] – Gene Barr*
    Trombone – George Bohanon
    Trumpet – Allen De Rienzo, Ollie Mitchell

Producer, Arranged By, Conductor – David Axelrod     
Art Direction, Design, Photography – Tony Lane (2)
    Artwork By [Lettering] – Phil Carroll

recorded at: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, July 1973.
Engineer – Jim Stern
    Engineer [Second Engineer] – Eddie Harris*

tracks list:

A1 Message From The Meters
    Written-By – Leo Nocentelli 6:09    
A2 Goodbye, So Long
    Written-By – Watley*, Hunt*, Munford* 4:26    
A3 The Hill Where The Lord Hides
    Written-By – Chuck Mangione 8:00    
B1 Honey, I Love You
    Written-By – Bobby Watley 3:23    
B2 Just Don't Mean A Thing
    Written-By – Watley*, Hunt*, Munford* 5:02    
B3 I'm Going To Love You
    Written-By – Barry White 9:34