GROOVE ADDICT : mai 2022

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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...."

mardi 31 mai 2022

JIMMY SMITH GROOVE DROPS

VERVE RECORDS 1968                                  V6 8794 


credits :

Jimmy Smith (org) 
Johnny Pate (arr, cond) unidentified orchestra

NYC, November 20, 1968

105803    Ode To Billie Joe
105804    By The Time I Get To Phoenix
105805    Sunny
105806    Who Can I Turn To?
105817    Days Of Wine And Roses

same personnel

NYC, November, 1969

106623    Groove Drops

Arranged By – Johnny Pate
Conductor – Johnny Pate
Engineer – George Piros
Producer – Johnny Pate

tracks list:

A1 Groove Drops    4:15   
A2 Days Of Wine And Roses 5:50   
A3 Sunny 6:00   
B1 Ode To Billy Joe 6:25   
B2 Who Can I Turn To 3:40   
B3 By The Time I Get To Phoenix


 



JIMMY SMITH & WES MONTGOMERY THE DYNAMIC DUO

 

VERVE RECORDS 1966                                 V6-8678

 

credits:

   Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Flute [Alto]
    Jerry Dodgion (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Arranged By – Oliver Nelson
    Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Flute [Alto]
    Danny Bank (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Bass – Richard Davis (2) (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Bass Trombone – Tony Studd
    Drums – Grady Tate
    Flugelhorn – Clark Terry (tracks: A1, A2)
    Flute [Tenor], Flute [Alto], Clarinet
    Jerome Richardson (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Guitar – Wes Montgomery
    Organ [Hammond] – Jimmy Smith
    Percussion – Ray Barretto (tracks: B1 to B3)
    Saxophone, Clarinet – Phil Woods (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet – Bob Ashton* (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Trombone – Jimmy Cleveland (tracks: A1, A2, B2),
    Melba Liston (tracks: A1, A2, B2)
    Quentin Jackson (tracks: A1, A2, B2),
   Richard Hixon* (tracks: B2)
    Trumpet – Clark Terry (tracks: A1, A2, B2),
    Ernie Royal (tracks: A1, A2, B2),
   Jimmy Maxwell (tracks: A1, A2, B2),
   Joe Newman (tracks: A1, A2, B2)

 Producer – Creed Taylor
 Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
 Engineer [Director Of Engineering] – Val Valentin
13 (Death March) recorded September 21, 1966.
Down By The Riverside and Night Train recorded September 23, 1966.
James And Wes and Baby, It's Cold Outside recorded September 28, 1966.
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

 


 

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BILLY LARKIN I GOT THE FEELIN'


world Pacific Records
WORLD PACIFIC RECORDS 1969              WPS-21891

credits:

Arranged By – Arthur Wright, Billy Larkin
Art Direction – Woody Woodward
Baritone Saxophone – Jack Kelso
Bass – Arthur Wright
Drums – Abe Mills, John Guerin
Organ – Billy Larkin
Piano – Joe Sample
Tenor Saxophone – Buddy Collette
Trombone – Lou Blackburn
Trumpet – Melvin Moore 
Three uncredited session guitarists


Engineer – Bruce Ellison
Producer – Lee Young 
World Pacific Records, 1969


Tracklisting:

A1 I Got The Feelin' 2:35
A2 For Once In My Life 3:08
A3 The Huckle Buckk 2:55
A4 13th Death March 3:27
A5 Born To Be Wild 3:28
A6 Russell & Williams Street 3:43
B1 Soulful Strut 3:18
B2 The Honeydripper 3:20
B3 Lebanese Flower 3:45
B4 Light My Fire 3:04
B5 The Pig 3:05
B6 Hold Me Tight 2:10



 
 

 




PERRY & THE HARMONICS INTRIGUE WITH SOUL

MERCURY RECORDS 1965                            MG 21037 

also issued on Mercury SR 61037. 

credits:

  Drums – Maurice Wells
    Guitar – Paul Pratt
    Narrator, Piano, Producer, Vocals – Ed Townsend
    Organ – Richard McCrea
     Tenor Saxophone – Clarence Perry   
   Narrator, Piano, Producer, Vocals – Ed Townsend
    
Photography [Cover] – Bob Prokop
    Producer – Herman Amins

session recorded: unknow

track list:

A1 Do The Monkey With James     2:38    
A2 From Russia With Love     3:45    
A3 The James Bond Theme     3:35    
A4 Goldfinger's Got The Blues     3:05    
A5 Golden Horn     3:03    
B1 Goldfinger     3:06    
B2 007     4:35    
B3 James Goes To Soulville     5:45    
B4 James Out Of Sight


 



 




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vendredi 27 mai 2022

THE TEMPTATIONS MEET THE TEMPTATIONS

GORDY RECORDS                                          GS 911


Meet the Temptations is the 1964 debut album by The Temptations
 for the Gordy (Motown) label.It includes most of the group's 
early singles except for the first, "Oh Mother of Mine", and its b-side,
 "Romance Without Finance" (later included on a CD reissue of the LP);
 as well as the single "Mind Over Matter" (and its b-side "I'll Love You Till I Die"),
 in which the group is credited as The Pirates. Also included is
 the first Temptations hit single, "The Way You Do the Things You Do".

credits:

Released March 20, 1964
Recorded Spring 1961 - January 1964

Producer Berry Gordy, Andre Williams, William "Mickey" Stevenson, 
Smokey Robinson, and Norman Whitfield

Design, Photography By [Cover] – Bernard Yeszin, Wallace Mead


Eddie Kendricks: vocals (tenor/falsetto)
    Paul Williams: vocals (tenor/baritone)
    Melvin Franklin: vocals (bass)
    Otis Williams: vocals (tenor/baritone)
    Elbridge "Al" Bryant: vocals (tenor/falsetto)
 (all tracks except "The Way You Do the Things You Do")
    Davis "David" Ruffin: vocals (tenor/falsetto) 
("The Way You Do the Things You Do")
    Eddie Holland: background vocals ("Check Yourself")
    Brian Holland: background vocals ("Check Yourself")



tracks list:

A1 The Way You Do The Things You Do
    Producer – William Robinson* Written By – Robert Rogers,
 William Robinson* 2:43
A2 I Want A Love I Can See
    Producer, Written-By – William Robinson* 2:30
A3 Dream Come True
    Producer, Written-By – Berry Gordy 2:54
A4 Paradise
    Producer, Written-By – Berry Gordy 2:49
A5 May I Have This Dance
    Producer – Berry Gordy Written By – Janie Bradford,
 Norman Whitfield 2:10
A6 Isn't She Pretty
    Producer – Berry Gordy Written By – Berry Gordy, Eddie Kendricks, 
Otis Williams 2:42
B1 Just Let Me Know
    Producer, Written-By – Berry Gordy 2:54
B2 Your Wonderful Love
    Producer, Written-By – Berry Gordy 2:49
B3 The Further You Look, The Less You See
    Producer – Norman Whitfield Written By – Norman Whitfield, 
William Robinson* 2:19
B4 Check Yourself
    Producer – Berry Gordy Written By – Berry Gordy, Elbridge Bryant, 
Melvin Franklin, Otis Williams 2:45
B5 Slow Down Heart
    Producer, Written-By – William Robinson* 2:33
B6 Farewell, My Love
    Producer, Written-By – Berry Gordy 2:24


 






MARY WELLS THE TWO SIDES OF MARY WELLS

 

ATCO RECORDS 1966                                  SD 33-199

 

credits:

 vocal  Mary Wells
    Arranged By – Joe Mazzu (pistes : B1-6),
     Sonny Sanders (pistes : A1-6)
    Conductor – Gerald Sims
    Engineer – Bob Kidder
    Producer – Carl Davis
 

 track list:

A1        Satisfaction
Written-By – Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
2:28
A2        Love Makes The World Go Round
Written-By – Deon Jackson
2:45
A3        In The Midnight Hour
Written-By – Steve Cropper, Wilson Pickett
1:55
A4        My World Is Empty Without You Babe
Written-By – Brian Holland, Eddie Holland*, Lamont Dozier
2:47
A5        Good Lovin'
Written-By – Arthur Resnick, Rudy Clark
3:12
A6        Dear Lover
Written-By – Carl Davis, Gerald Sims
2:09
B1        Where Am I Going
Written-By – Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields
2:23
B2        Shangri-La
Written-By – Carl Sigman, Robert Maxwell
3:00
B3        On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
Written-By – Alan Jay Lerner*, Burton Lane
2:25
B4        The Shadow Of Your Smile
Written-By – Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster
2:55
B5        The Boy From Ipanema
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinicius De Moraes
2:50
B6        Sunrise Sunset
Written-By – Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
2:29




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lundi 23 mai 2022

EDWIN STARR SOUL MASTER

GORDY RECORDS  1968                    GS 931 




tracks list:

A1 Agent Double O Soul
Written-By – Sharpley*, Hatcher*
A2 I Am The Man For You Baby
Written-By – Dean*, Bowden*, Weatherspoon*
A3 (S.O.S.) Stop Her On Sight
Written-By – Hamilton*, Hatcher*, Morris*
A4 Oh How Happy
Written-By – Hatcher*
A5 Way Over There
Written-By – Wm. Robinson*
A6 My Weakness Is You
Written-By – Grant*, Whitfield*, McMullen*
B1 Headline News
Written-By – Hamilton*, Hatcher*, Morris*
B2 Soul Master
Written-By – Morris*
B3 I Want My Baby Back
Written-By – Grant*, Kendricks*, Whitfield*
B4 Love Is My Destination
Written-By – Starr*, Cosby*
B5 I Am Your Man
Written-By – Ashford, Simpson*
B6 Time Is Passin' By
Written-By – Dean*, Weatherspoon*








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EDWINN STARR 25 MILES

GORDY RECORDS 1969                                     GS940

credits:

edwinn starr: vocal
studio band: the funk brothers


tracks list:

A1 Twenty-Five Miles 2:59
A2 I'm Still A Struggling Man 2:25
A3 Backyard Lovin' Man 2:28
A4 He Who Picks A Rose 2:28
A5 Soul City (Open Your Arms To Me) 2:39
A6 You Beat Me To The Punch 2:31
B1 Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your Love 2:48
B2 Pretty Little Angel 2:15
B3 If My Heart Could Tell The Story 2:28
B4 Who Cares If You're Happy Or Not (I Do) 2:46
B5 24 Hours (To Find My Baby) 2:40
B6 Mighty Good Lovin' 2:44








 

dimanche 22 mai 2022

THE VILLAGE CALLERS LIVE!

RAMPART RECORDS 1968                           LP  3304      

    
 
credits:

Adolfo 'Fuzzy' Martinez- sax
Angela Bell - vocal 
Chuck Masten-percussion
Ernie Hernandez - drums & background vocals 
Joe Espinosa - Bass
Johnny Gonzalez - keyboards 
Manuel Fernandez-drums


Recorded live at The Plush Bunny,
Pico Rivera, Calif., May 5, 1968
 Engineer – Billy Cardenas, Bobby Reyes
Engineer, Edited By [Special Effects] :
Terry Dunavan (tracks: A2 to B5)

tracks list:

A1 I Heard It Through The Grapevine 2:55
A2 I Don't Need No Doctor 4:50
A3 When You're Gone 2:55
A4 Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) 3:54
A5 Hector, Part 2 1:50
A6 Hector 2:48
A7 Break Theme     0:20
B1 Stoned Soul Picnic 3:35
B2 Mississippi Delta 3:00
B3 The Frog 3:07
B4 Medley Of Aretha Franklin Hits: Respect, Lee Cross, Prove It,
 Chain Of Fools, (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone 8:45

 





 

 
 
 

ARETHA FRANKLIN LIVE AT FILLMORE WEST


ATLANTIC RECORDS 1971                              SD 7205

credits:

Aretha Franklin (piano, electric piano, vocals)
Billy Preston (organ) 
The Sweethearts Of Soul: Margaret Branch, Brenda Bryant,
Pat Smith (backing vocals) 
The Kingpins: Truman Thomas (electric piano)
Cornell Dupree (guitar)
Jerry Jemmott (electric bass)
Bernard Purdie (drums)
Pancho Morales (congas) 
The Memphis Horns: Roger Hopps, Wayne Jackson (trumpet)
Jack Hale (trombone) Lou Collins, Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)
Jimmy Mitchell (baritone saxophone)

Arranged By [Horns] – Arif Mardin (tracks: A1 to A4, B1 to B4)

Recorded at:
"Fillmore West", San Francisco, CA, February 5,7, 1971
Producer – Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler
 Recorded By – Ray Thompson

tracks list:

A1 Respect
Written-By – Otis Redding
A2 Love The One You're With
Written-By – Stephen Stills
A3 Bridge Over Troubled Water
Written-By – Paul Simon
A4 Eleanor Rigby
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
A5 Make It With You
Arranged By [Horns] – Larry WilcoxWritten-
By – David Gates
A6 Don't Play That Song
Arranged By [Horns] – Tom DowdWritten-
By – Ahmet Ertegun, Betty Nelson
B1 Dr. Feelgood
Written-By – Aretha Franklin
B2 Spirit In The Dark
Written-By – Aretha Franklin
B3 Spirit In The Dark (Reprise With Ray Charles)
Vocals [Featuring] – Ray CharlesWritten-By – Aretha Franklin
B4 Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
Written-By – Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson*









ARETHA FRANKLIN YEAH!!!

COLUMBIA RECORDS 1965                        CS 9151

subtitle:

Aretha Franklin In Person With Her Quartet 

credits:

Vocal - Aretha Franklin
Bass – James "Beans" Richardson
Drums – Hindel Butts
Guitar – Kenny Burrell
Piano – Teddy Harris (tracks: A1 to A6, B2, B3, B5)
Producer – Clyde Otis

tracks list:

A1 This Could Be The Start Of Something
Lyrics By – Allen*
1:23
A2 Once In A Lifetime
Lyrics By – Newley*, Bricusse*
3:20
A3 Misty
Composed By – Garner*
Lyrics By – Burke*
3:35
A4 More
Composed By – Oliviero*, Ortolani*
Lyrics By – Newell*
1:55
A5 There Is No Greater Love
Composed By – Jones*, Symes*
4:39
A6 Muddy Water
Composed By – Richman*, Trent*, de Rose*
2:22
B1 If I Had A Hammer
Composed By – Hays*, Seeger*
Piano – Franklin*
2:29
B2 Impossible
Composed By – Allen*
3:22
B3 Today I Love Ev'rybody
Composed By – Arlen*
Lyrics By – Fields*
3:24
B4 Without The One You Love
Piano, Composed By – Franklin*
3:34
B5 Trouble In Mind
Composed By – Jones*
2:53
B6 Love For Sale
Composed By – Porter*
2:29







vendredi 20 mai 2022

BILLY LARKIN AND THE DELEGATES PIGMY single

AURA RECORDS 1965                     single 4504


credits:

 Drums – Mel Brown
    Guitar – Henry Swarn
    Organ – Billy Larkin
    Producer – Richard Bock

tracklisting:

 A     Pigmy Part 1     2:27
B     Pigmy Part 2     2:34





BILLY LARKIN & THE DELEGATES PIGMY

AURA RECORDS 1964                          ARS 3002
   

credits

    Drums – Mel Brown
    Guitar – Hank Swarn
     Organ – Billy Larkin

 Design [Album], Photography By – Woody Woodward
  Liner Notes – Les Carter
    Producer – Richard Bock


 Tracklisting:


A1 The Peeper 2:43    
A2 Foxy Little Ghoul 2:59    
A3 There Is No Greater Love 4:38    
A4 Cristo Redentor 4:38    
A5 Hainty 3:15    
B1 Pigmy 2:27    
B2 Ice Water 3:46    
B3 Grooveyard 5:13    
B4 Old Country 3:15    
B5 Watch Your Motives 4:15


 

 
 

mercredi 11 mai 2022

GRANT GREEN GREEN IS BEAUTIFUL

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 1970                      BST 84342


credits:

Grant Green - guitar
Blue Mitchell - trumpet
Claude Bartee - tenor saxophone
Neal Creque (track 3),
Emmanuel Riggins (tracks 1, 2, 4 & 5) - organ
Jimmy Lewis - electric bass
Idris Muhammad - drums
Candido Camero - conga
Richie "Pablo" Landrum - bongos

recorded at:
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs,
NJ, January 30, 1970

tracks list:

A1 Ain't It Funky Now
Written-By – J. Brown*
A2 A Day In The Life
Written-By – J. Lennon - P. McCartney*
B1 The Windjammer
Written-By – E. N. Creque*
B2 I'll Never Fall In Love Again
Written-By – B. Bacharach - H. David*
B3 Dracula
Written-By – E. N. Creque*