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 31 août 2020


SUE RECORDS 1964                                      LP 1032  

credits :

      Ray Bryant (piano) Jimmy Rowser (bass) Ben Riley (drums)  

same session of "Basin Street Club", NYC, 1964

track list:

A1 Cold Turkey
Written-By – Ray Bryant
A2 Shake A Lady
Written-By – Ray Bryant
A3 Favela
Written-By – A. C. Jobim*, V. De Moraes*
A4 Chicago Serenade
Written-By – Eddie Harris
A5 Congolese Children
Written-By – Randy Western*   
A6 Blues March
Written-By – Benny Golson
B1 O Morro
Written-By – A. C. Jobim*, Blanco*
B2 Mandecee
Written-By – Daniel Ray 
B3 Sometime Ago
Written-By – Sergio Mihanovich
B4 Slip-Up
Written-By – Ray Bryant   
B5 Hello Dolly
Written-By – Jerry Herman   
B6 I Wish You Love


CADET RECORDS 1966                                             LP 781 

     Ray Bryant - Piano
Richard Davis - Bass
Freddie Waits - Drums
Art Farmer - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Snookie Young - Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Paul Serrano - Narration on 'Slow Freight'      

Recorded - December 1966, RCA Studios, New York City
 [major discographies identify December 8, 1966 as the specific date]

Album Production & Supervision - Esmond Edwards
Recording Engineer - Ray Hall
Cover Photo & Design - Esmond Edwards

tracks listing

A1  Slow Freight   9:41   
A2   Amen   4:51   
A3   Satin Doll  6:50   
B1  If You Go Away  4:55   
B2  Ah, The Apple Tree (When The World Was Young) 3:30   
B3 The Return Of The Prodigal Son 5:03   
B4 The Fox Stalker   3:32



SIGNATURE RECORDS 1960                          SM6008

credits and sessions recording:

Ray Bryant (piano)
Tommy Bryant (bass)
Oliver Jackson (drums)
Recorded in NYC, October 29, 1959 & November 5 & 6.

10722 Doodlin'
10723 Wheatleigh Hall
10724 Delaunay's Dilemma
10725 Now's The Time
same personnel
NYC, November 5, 1959
10737 Blue Monk
10738 Walkin'
10739 Misty
10740 Whisper Not
same personnel
NYC, November 6, 1959
10741 A Hundred Dreams From Now
10742 Sneaking Around
10743 Bags' Groove
10744 Take The "A" Train

tracks list:

A1     Delauney's Dilemma     2:35
A2     Blue Monk     5:00
A3     Misty     2:59
A4     Sneaking Around     3:46
A5     Now's The Time     4:00
A6     Wheatleigh Hall     3:55
B1     Doodlin'     4:05
B2     A Hundred Dreams From Now     3:20
B3     Bags Groove     5:34
B4     Walkin'     3:08
B5     Take The "A" Train     3:50
B6     Whisper Not     3:55

vendredi 28 août 2020


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1967                              SD 8145


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

A3 I Need A Lot Of Loving Every Day

Gene "Bowlegs" Miller (trumpet)
Charlie Chalmers, Jimmy Mitchell (tenor saxophone)
Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone)
Dewey "Spooner" Oldham (piano, organ)
Jimmy Johnson, Lincoln "Chips" Moman (guitar)
Tommy Cogbill (electric bass)
Roger Hawkins (drums)
Wilson Pickett (vocals)
Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL, February 1, 2, 3 & 4, 1967

11645    Love Is A Beautiful Thing
A1    Soul Dance Number Three
A2    Funky Broadway
11648    Mojo Mamma
B2    I Found The One
A6    You Can't Stand Alone
B4    I'm Sorry About That
B3    Something Within Me
A4    I Found A Love, Part 1
A5    I Found A Love, Part 2 

tracks list:

A1     Soul Dance Number Three
Written-By – Jerry Wexler, Wilson Pickett
A2     Funky Broadway
Written-By – Lester Christian*
A3     I Need A Lot Of Loving Every Day
Written-By – Dan Penn, Lindon Oldham*
A4     I Found A Love, Part I
Written-By – Robert West , Willie Schofield, Wilson Pickett
A5     I Found A Love, Part II
Written-By – Robert West , Willie Schofield, Wilson Pickett
A6     You Can't Stand Alone
Written-By – Rudy Clark
B1     Mojo Mamma
Written-By – Jerry Wexler
B2     I Found The One
Written-By – Bobby Womack
B3     Something Within Me
 Written-By – Bobby Womack
B4     I'm Sorry About That
 Written-By – Bobby Womack
B5     Love Is A Beautiful Thing
Written-By – Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere


FAME RECORDS 1970                                    ST-4201


Vocal Candi Staton
    Producer – Rick Hall
    Sleeve Notes – K. Vincent

Recorded at Fame Recording Studios
603 E. Avalon Ave.
Muscle Shoals, Ala.

track list

 A1     Someone You Use 2:32
Written-By – Carter*, Inglese*, Mann*, Stough*
A2     I'd Rather Be An Old Man's Sweetheart (Than A Young Man's Fool) 2:05
Written-By – Carter*, Jackson*, Moore*
A3     You Don't Love Me No More 2:19
Written-By – Candi Staton, Clarence Carter
A4     Evidence 2:35
Written-By – George Jackson , Raymond Moore
A5     Sweet Feeling 2:45
Written-By – Staton*, Carter*, Daniel*, Hall*
B1     Do Your Duty 2:32
Written-By – Ronnie Shannon
B2     That's How Strong My Love Is 3:25
Written-By – Roosevelt Jamison
B3     I'm Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin') 3:09
Written-By – Eddie Harris, George Jackson
B4     Another Man's Woman, Another Woman's Man 2:30
Written-By – Penn*, Jackson*, Green*
B5     Get It When I Want It 2:25
Written-By – George Jackson , Raymond Moore


KENT RECORDS 1965                                   KST 513

tracks list

A1 Let Me Love You    
A2 Driving Wheel    
A3 Troubles Don't Last    
A4 Did You Ever Love A Woman    
A5 Whole Lot Of Lovin    
A6 Hold That Train    
B1 You're Gonna Miss Me    
B2 I'm Gonna Quit My Baby    
B3 Come By Here    
B4 I've Got A Right To Love My Baby    
B5 I Can't Explain    
B7 Walkin Dr. Bill



jeudi 27 août 2020


FUNKY DELICACIES 1997                       DEL LP 0006   


tracks list:

A1 The Hook And Sling Part 1 2:35
A2 The Hook And Sling Part 2 2:18
A3 If It's Good To You, It's Good For You Part 1 2:25
A4 If It's Good To You, It's Good For You Part 2 2:32
A5 Eddie' Rubber Band 2:51
A6 Live It Up 2:51
B1 The Sissy Walk Part 1 2:29
B2 Check Your Bucket Part 1 2:38
B3 Check Your Bucket Part 2 2:18
B4 Funky, Yeah! 2:26
B5 We're Doin' It (The Thang) Part 1 2:48
B6 We're Doin' It (The Thang) Part 2 3:00
B7 Hey, Mama, Here Comes The Preacher 2:37



VERVE RECORDS 1965                              V6-8631


 Bass  Jim Phillips, Richard Davis
    Congas  Victor Pantoja
    Cornet  Melvin Lastie
        Guitar  Clarence Henry
    Percussion  Willie Bobo
    Saxophone  Bobby Brown

recorded at:

Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 
June 8, 1965,  August 30, 1965,  September 8, 1965
 Engineer  Rudy Van Gelder

tracks list:

A1 Spanish Grease
A2 Hurt So Bad
A3 It's Not Unusual (Vocal)
A4 Our Day Will Come
A5 Haitian Lady
B1 Blues In The Closet
B2 Nessa
B3 Elation
B4 It's Not Unusual (Instrumental)
B5 Shot Gun; Blind Man, Blind Man




mercredi 5 août 2020


FANTASY RECORDS 1971                                              F 8406


Bass – Jim McCabe
 Congas – Michael Smithe
 Drums – Dick Berk
 Flute – Robert Ferreira
 Percussion – Coke Escovedo, John Rae, Pete Escovedo
 Piano, Electric Piano – Al Zulaica
 Trombone – Gordon Massick
 Trumpet – Bill Atwood, Bill Powers, John Coppola
 Vibraphone, Organ – Cal Tjader

Producer – Ed Bogas
Engineer – Russ Gary

tracks list:

A1 I Showed Them    
A2 Wear Your Love Like Heaven    
A3 First There Is A Mountain    
A4 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life    
B1 Fresh Air    
B2 You Keep Me Hangin' On    
B3 She's Leaving Home    
B4 Evil Ways    
B5 Mambero 


FANTASY RECORDS                                          LP 3289

credits and sessions recording:

Cal Tjader Sextet
Jose "Chombo" Silva (ts) Cal Tjader (vib) Vince Guaraldi (p) 
Al McKibbon (b) Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria (cga, bgo)
"The Blackhawk", San Francisco, CA, 1958
Close Your Eyes Fantasy LP 3289, F 24730
Contigo -
The Lady Is A Tramp -
Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe -
Out Of Nowhere -
Guajira At The Blackhawk -
* Fantasy LP 3289, LP 8030   Cal Tjader - Tjader Goes Latin
* Fantasy F 24730, FCD 24730-2   Cal Tjader - Black Orchid

Cal Tjader Sextet

Paul Horn (fl, cl, as) Cal Tjader (vib) Lonnie Hewitt (p) Al McKibbon (b)
 Willie Bobo (d, tim) Mongo Santamaria (cga, bgo)
San Francisco, CA, 1959
Mi China Fantasy LP 3289, F 24730
Bonita -
1856 Black Orchid -
* Fantasy LP 3289, LP 8030   Cal Tjader - Tjader Goes Latin
* Fantasy F 24730, FCD 24730-2   Cal Tjader - Black Orchid

Cal Tjader Sextet

Cal Tjader (vib) Vince Guaraldi (p) Gene Wright (b) Luis Kant (d)
 Bayardo Velarde (cga, bgo)
San Francisco, CA, September 10, 1957
Mambo At The "M" Fantasy LP 3289, F 24730

tracks list:

A1 Mi China 2:15
A2 Close Your Eyes 3:15
A3 Mambo At The "M" 4:39
A4 Contigo 2:40
A5 Bonita 2:28
A6 The Lady Is A Tramp 4:32
B1 Black Orchid 2:53
B2 Happines Is A Thing Called Joe 3:44
B3 I've Waited So Long 2:07
B4 Out Of Nowhere 3:26
B5 Guajira At The Blackhawk 5:20

lundi 3 août 2020


DECCA RECORDS 1958                                           DL 8672

tracks list:

A1 The Nearness Of You
Written-By – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
A2 Fever
Written-By – Eddie Cooley, Johnny Davenport*
A3 Blue Star (The "Medic" Theme)
Written-By – E. Heyman*, V. Young*
A4 The Japanese Farewell Song
Written-By – Freddy Morgan, Hasegawa Yoshida
A5 Honky Tonk
Written-By – B. Doggett*, B. Butler*, C. Scott*,
 H. Glover*, S. Shepard*
A6 Malaguena (From The Suite "Andalucia")
Written-By – Ernesto Lecuona
B1 Send For Me
Written-By – Ollie Jones
B2 Dream
Written-By – John H. Mercer*
B3 Ol' Man River
Written-By – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
B4 The Next Time You See Me
Written-By – Earl Forest, William G. Harvey
B5 Since I Fell For You
Written-By – Buddy Johnson
B6 Midnight Earl
Written-By – Earl Grant


RCA VICTOR Records 1962                                        LPM-2625


Sam Cooke - vocals
    Lou Rawls - back-up vocals

Conductor – Glenn Osser (tracks: B1),
Rene Hall (tracks: B2, B3, B5, B6),
Sammy Lowe (tracks: B4)
Producer – Hugo & Luigi

"Bring It On Home to Me" was recorded on April 26, 1962,
at RCA Studio 1 in Hollywood, California.
The engineer present was Al Schmitt, and the session was conducted
and arranged by René Hall,
The musicians also recorded "Having a Party" the same day.

    Sam Cooke – vocals
    Lou Rawls – backing vocals
    Clifton White – guitar
    Tommy Tedesco – guitar
    René Hall – guitar
    Adolphus Asbrook – bass guitar
    Ray Pohlman – bass guitar
    Ernie Freeman – piano
    Frank Capp – drums, percussion
    William Green – saxophone
    Cecil Figelski – cello
    Armand Kaproff – cello
    Wilbert Nuttycombe – viola
    Irving Weinper – viola
    Myron Sandler – violin
    Joseph Saxon – violin
    Ralph Schaeffer – violin
    Marshall Sosson – violin
    Elliot Fisher – violin
    Marvin Limonick – violin


A1 You Send Me 2:41
Written-By – L.C. Cook
A2 Only Sixteen 2:00
Written-By – Barbara Campbell
A3 Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha 2:35
Written-By – Barbara Campbell
A4 For Sentimental Reasons 2:35
Written-By – Deek Watson, William Best
A5 Wonderful World 2:02
Written-By – Barbara Campbell
A6 Summertime 2:17
Written-By – DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin
B1 Chain Gang 2:32
Written-By – Charles Cooke*, Sam Cooke
B2 Cupid 2:30
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B3 Twistin' The Night Away 2:32
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B4 Sad Mood 2:2
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B5 Having A Party 2:23
Written-By – Sam Cooke
B6 Bring It On Home To Me