GROOVE ADDICT : SMOKEY ROBINSON WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

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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...."

vendredi 17 septembre 2021

SMOKEY ROBINSON WHERE THERE'S SMOKE

 

TAMLA RECORDS 1979                                  T7-366 R1


credits:

Alto Saxophone, Flute, Soloist [Flute Solos] – Fred Smith (2) (pistes : A1, A4 to B3)

Arranged By – Reginald "Sonny" Burke* (pistes : A1, A2, A4 to B3)

Backing Vocals – Benard Ighner*, Charles Wright, Cheryl Cooper, Claudette Robinson, Ivory Davis, 

James "Alibe" Sledge, Patricia Henley Talbert*, Paula Dickerson

Bass – Bernard Reed (pistes : A3), Chuck Rainey (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), Larry Davis (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), 

Nathan Watts (pistes : A2), Wayne Tweed (pistes : A1, A4 to B3)

Co-producer – Homer Talbert III* (pistes : A3), Jerry Butler (pistes : A3), Reginald "Sonny" Burke* (pistes : B1), 

Stevie Wonder (pistes : A2), William "Smokey" Robinson* (pistes : A2, B1)

Congas, Bongos – Eddie "Bongo" Brown (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), James "Alibe" Sledge (pistes : A1, A4 to B3)

Drums – Brian Grice (pistes : A3), Dennis Davis (pistes : A2),

 James Gadson (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), Scotty Harris (pistes : A1, A4 to B3)

Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes] – Greg Phillinganes (pistes : A2)

Guitar – Byron Gregory (pistes : A3), Danny Leake (pistes : A3), 

David T. Walker (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), 

Marvin Tarplin (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin* (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), 

Michael Sembello (pistes : A2), Paul Jackson* (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), Richard Littlefield* (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), 

Rick Zunigar (pistes : A2), Robert White (pistes : A1, A4 to B3)

Horns, Strings – Michael Jacobsen (pistes : A1, A4 to B3)

Keyboards – Lawrence Hanks (pistes : A3), Roger Harris (5) (pistes : A3), Ronnie Rancifer* (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), 

Ronnie McNeir (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), Reginald "Sonny" Burke* (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), Terry Fryer (pistes : A3)

Producer – William "Smokey" Robinson* (pistes : A1, A4, B2, B3)

Tambourine – Ivory Davis (pistes : A1, A4 to B3), Jack Ashford (pistes : A1, A4 to B3)



Engineer [Assistant Recording Engineer], Mixed By – Gail Ritter

Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Cal Harris, Roger Dollarhide

Engineer [Recording Engineer], Mixed By [Mixing Engineer] – Michael Lizzio

Mixed By [Assistant Mixing Engineer] – Randy Dunlap

Mixed By [Mixing Engineer] – William "Smokey" Robinson*


Tracklist

Smoke

A1 It's A Good Night 5:44
Written-By – W. Robinson*
A2 I Love The Nearness Of You 4:29
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Stevie Wonder
Arranged By [Strings] – Paul Riser
Written-By – S. Wonder*, W. Robinson*
A3 The Hurt's On You 4:14
Arranged By – Robert Bowles*, Paul David Wilson, Terry Fryer
Written-By – L. Hanks*, R. Massey*
A4 Ever Had A Dream 3:44
Written-By – W. Robinson*

Fire

B1 Get Ready  5:54
Written-By – W. Robinson*
B2 Share It  4:51
Written-By – W. Robinson*
B3 Cruisin'  5:52
Written-By – M. Tarplin*, W. Robinson*





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