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...."

samedi 15 avril 2023

THE CHECKMATES LTD Love Is All We Have To Give


A&M Records 1969                                 SP-4183



 Adapted By – Phil Spector (pistes : B)
    Arranged By, Orchestrated By, Conductor – Dee Barton (pistes : B),
    Perry Botkin Jr. (pistes : A3, A5)
    Arranged By, Orchestrated By, Conductor [Entire Basic Rhythm Section] –
   Perry Botkin Jr. (pistes : A1, A2, A4)
    Arranged By, Orchestrated By, Conductor [String And Horn Parts] –
    Dee Barton (pistes : A1, A2, A4)
    Composed By – Galt MacDermot (pistes : B), Gerome Ragni (pistes : B),
      James Rado (pistes : B)
    Drums – Sweet Louie
    Electric Bass – Bill Van Buskirk
    Lead Guitar – Harvey Trees
    Vocals – Bobby Stevens, Marvin "Sweet Louie" Smith*
    Vocals [Lead] – Sonny Charles

    Engineer – Larry Levine
    Producer, Liner Notes – Phil Spector



 A1        Proud Mary
Soloist – Sonny Charles
Written-By – J. Fogerty*
A2        Spanish Harlem
Soloist – Sonny Charles
Written-By – J. Leiber*, P. Spector*
A3        Black Pearl
Soloist – Sonny Charles
Written-By – I. Levine*, P. Spector*, T. Wine*
A4        I Keep Forgettin'
Soloist – Sonny Charles
Written-By – Garfield*, Leiber*, Stoller*
A5        Love Is All I Have To Give
Soloist – Bobby Stevens
Written-By – B. Stevens*, P. Spector*
        The Hair Anthology Suite    20:00
B1        Ain't Got No
Soloist – Sonny Charles
        I Got Life   
B2a        Prelude
Soloist – Bobby Stevens
B2b        Theme
Soloist – Sonny Charles
B2c        Postlude
Soloist – Bobby Stevens, Sonny Charles
        Let The Sunshine (Overture)   
B3a        Prelude
Soloist – Sonny Charles
B4a        Prelude
Soloist – Sonny Charles
B4b        Theme
Soloist – Orchestra*
        Let The Sunshine In / Ain't Got No (Finale)   
B5a        Prelude
Soloist – Bobby Stevens, Sonny Charles
B5b        Postlude
Soloist – Sonny Charles






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