Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Brenda Boykin - Chocolate & Chili (2008)

Artist: Brenda Boykin
Title Of Album: Chocolate & Chili
Year Of Release: 2008
Genre: Lounge / Nu Jazz / Vocal

01. Brenda Boykin - Be My Lover (4:26)
02. Brenda Boykin - Chocolate and Chili (3:32)
03. Brenda Boykin - Wonderful (5:31)
04. Brenda Boykin - Love is in Town (5:21)
05. Brenda Boykin - Hard Swing Travellin' Man (4:55)
06. Brenda Boykin - Talk with your Hands (4:43)
07. Brenda Boykin - State Side Blues (3:23)
08. Brenda Boykin - Across the Stars (4:34)
09. Brenda Boykin - He doesn't know (4:37)
10. Brenda Boykin - Moaning (4:02)
11. Brenda Boykin - Listen to the Beat (4:46)
12. Brenda Boykin - Freedom Song (5:05)
13. Brenda Boykin - Rockabye Me (3:55)
14. Brenda Boykin - Be my Lover (Acoustic Bossa Remix) (3:27)

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Friday, June 26, 2009

R.I.P - Michael Jackson

- Confesso que fiquei profundamente triste com a morte de Michael Jackson,que me lembre a ultima vez que estive assim foi com a morte de Airton Senna.
Obrigado por tudo "Jacko".

Michael Jackson - 2008 - King of Pop (German Editi )

Artista: Michael Jackson
Titulo: King of Pop (German Edition) (2 CD)
Ano: 2008

CD 1
01 Billie Jean (4:54)
02 Beat It (4:18)
03 Thriller (5:14)
04 Smooth Criminal (4:19)
05 Bad (4:10)
06 Dirty Diana (4:43)
07 Black or White (4:18)
08 Men in the Mirror (5:21)
09 Earth Song (5:04)
10 Heal the World (4:36)
11 They Don't Care About Us (4:14)
12 Who is It (4:02)
13 Speechless (3:21)
14 The Way You Make Me Feel (5:00)
15 Weve Had Enough (5:48)
16 Remember the Time (4:02)

CD 2
01 Whatever Happens (4:58)
02 You are Not Alone (4:59)
03 Say Say Say (3:59)
04 Liberian Girl (3:50)
05 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (4:22)
06 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (4:03)
07 I Just Can't Stop Loving You (4:15)
08 Give in to Me (5:32)
09 Dangerous (7:02)
10 Will You Be There (3:41)
11 Scream (4:43)
12 You Rock My World (5:09)
13 Stranger in Moscow (5:24)
14 Rock With You (3:25)
15 Got the Hots (4:30)
16 Thriller Megamix (9:15)

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The Herbaliser - Same As It Never Was (2008)

Artist: The Herbaliser
Title Of Album: Same As It Never Was
Year Of Release: May 27, 2008
Label: K7
Genre: Soul, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop
Quality: MP3


1. Same As It Never Was
2. On Your Knees
3. Just Won't Stop
4. The Next Spot
5. Can't Help This Feeling
6. Amores Bongo
7. Street Karma
8. You're Not All That
9. Blackwater Drive
10. Game Set and Match
11. Clap Your Hands
12. Stranded on Earth

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Originally a jazzy trip-hop act, The Herbaliser now makes a kind of horn-drenched hyperfunk. The songs- and they are real songs, not just tracks- reference everything from Tower of Power and Chicago to Aretha Franklin and Quincy Jones.

In this release, The Herbaliser is moving away from rap. There are only three rap tracks on the CD and they are bearable. The rest of the album is all excellent, with great instrumentals and vocal tracks.

The formula is an energetic and upbeat mix of hip-hop and funk, with a lot of inspiration/sampling from seventies film music and fifties big band sound.

Opening is the title track which is largely a funky instrumental with darting horns, organ and an incredible bassline. There are 3 other instrumentals; "The next spot" (with an almost Afrobeat feel), the awesome "Amores Bongo" (a delightful guitar/horn/percussion mix that sounds like it should be some movie soundtrack), and the more mellow "Blackwater drive".

Five songs feature vocalist Jessica Darling, "On your knees", "Can't help this feeling", "You're not all that", "Clap your hands" (these four are retro funk ditties James Brown/Sly & The Family Stone-style) and the sprawling 6 minute plus opus "Stranded on Earth" (a psychedelic sounding number with deep bass, Hip hop beats kicking in about 2 minutes in, and Jessica's few vocals coming in the final 2 minutes). This song is simply amazing!

There are a trio of Hip hop numbers "Just won't stop" features Yungun aka Essa, a Rap touching on the changes technology has brought to social life (Youtube, Myspace, etc). "Street karma (a cautionary tale)" is a midtempo rap with a creepy vibe, horns and sound effects (a car revving, kids playing, etc) adding to the drama. It features Jean Grae on vocals, and is a tale about the violent life on the streets. "Game set and match" features More or Les in a spitfire Rap delivery and some nice guitar effects.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

VA - New Funk Voices ( 2009 )

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: New Funk Voices
Year Of Release: 19.03.2009
Label: Clubstar
Genre: Soul/Funk, R&B


01 Nils Landgren Funk Unit - Gimme, Gimme, Gimme 4:09
02 The Brand New Heavies - Boogie 3:49
03 The Herbaliser feat. Jessica Darling - Can't Help This Feeling 3:20
04 Candy Dulfer - Summertime 4:25
05 Kraak And Smaak feat. Ben Westbeech - Squeeze Me 3:13
06 Andy Lewis feat. Loleatta Holloway - Devastated (Mr. Comicstore Remix) 3:55
07 The Snugs - Strugglin' (Original) 3:49
08 The Sweet Divines - Don't You Ever 2:46
09 Club des Belugas feat. Brenda Boykin - Wildcats Gotta Move 5:26
10 Diesler feat. Afrika Fuentes - Passion 4:16
11 Femi Kuti - Tell Me 4:32
12 The New Mastersounds - Hey Fela ! (Diesler feat. Laura Vane Remix) 4:47
13 Lefties Soul Connection - Get Back (Drum & Clap) 3:02
14 Speedometer feat. Ria Currie - Am I Your Woman ? 3:09
15 Kutiman feat. Karolina - Music Is Ruling My Life 3:57
16 Quantic feat. Alice Russell - Sound Of Everything (Senorlobo & Watch TV Remix) 4:00
17 Jeff Cascaro - Try 3:30
18 The Sweet Vandals - I got you, Man 5:29
19 Rad. - Next To You 4:00

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Lee Fields & The Expressions - My World (2009)

Artist: Lee Fields & The Expressions
Title Of Album: My World
Year Of Release: 2009
Genre: Funk, Soul


01. Do You Love Me
02. Love Comes And Goes
03. Honey Dove
04. Money I$ King
05. My World Is Empty
06. Expressions Theme
07. My World
08. Ladies
09. These Moments
10. The Only One Loving You
11. Last Ride

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Fiesta Del Funk Naciente

***... Vibraciones Soul para espíritus glamorosos... ***
PROXIMO SHOW:: Viernes 3 de JULIO en NICETO (lado B) El éxtasis ceremonial se celebrará de la mano de DJ LENNI, HERMANO DEL ESPACIO, WHITE MONE, STARSKY y DJ NOVELLA!. con un warm-up de lujo y directo desde BRASIL DJ UILSON, guerrero de la vieja escuela, samba y bosa funk en vinilos. En vivo la presentación de TROY MACLURE...¨tal vez los recuerden de películas como...¨, también tendremos frutillas, crema y todo el sexual healding de la mano de BENJA y SUTIL, lanzando su nuevo proyecto en vivo para todas las chicas presentes. ATENCION! CHICAS FREE hasta las 2:30... si con todo esto te quedás en casa o vas a otro lugar... es que tenés gripe. entrada $15. si te anotás en la lista de descuento: funknaciente@hotmail.com

Desde Buenos Aires para el mundo; somos dj Lenni y Sap (dj Hermano del espacio) dos buenos amigos que el destino unió para compartir varios sentimientos, entre ellos: el arte, la música, la buena gente, las buenas fiestas y digamos que cualquier buen hecho artístico realizado con corazón. Comenzamos *La Fiesta Del Funk Naciente* en Marzo del 2007 queriendo crear el espacio y el estilo que no podíamos encontrar en la ciudad, llevando a las pistas música para sentirla y bailarla difundiendo nuestra visión del funk. Nuestra movida quiere distinguirse, ser original, ser intensa, viajar en el tiempo y traer perlas doradas a tus sentidos e iluminar tu alma.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

VA - Wicked Jazz Sounds Vol. 5

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Wicked Jazz Sounds Vol. 5
Year Of Release: June 17, 2008
Label: Wicked Jazz Sounds
Genre: Nu-Jazz / Funk / Soul


CD 1 (Mixed By Mr. Speak)

01. Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead
02. Jorge Dalto - I've Got You On My Mind
03. Brief Encounter - Human
04. Kissey Asplund - With You
05. Jon Lucien - Would You Believe In Me
06. J. Dilla Feat. Pharoahe Monch - Love
07. Martian Gang - Got Skillz Galore (Grooveman Spot Remix)
08. John Klemmer - Free Soul
09. Bobby Valentin - Coco Seco
10. Nina Simone - I Ain't Got No / I Got Life
11. Allen Hoist - Innercity Blues (4 Hero Main Version)
12. Trackheadz Feat. Zaki - Feel (Instrumental Mix)
13. Amp Fiddler - Ridin' (Carl Craig 7" Edit)
14. Sabu Martinez - I Remember Carmen
15. Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe

CD 2 (Mixed By Leroy Rey)

01. Steve & I - Comeandgetme
02. Brand New Heavies - I Don't Know Why (DJ Spinna Remix)
03. Leroy Hutson - I Think I'm Falling In Love
04. Domu Presents Pete Simpson - Don't Hide
05. Ned Doheny - To Prove My Love
06 Earth, Wind & Fire - Brazilian Rhyme
07. Paula Lima - Quero Ver Voce No Baile
08. The Souljazz Orchestra - Mista President
09. Block 16 Feat. Jhelisa - Find An Oasis
10. Kerri Chandler - The Promise (Bigga Vocal Mix)
11. DJ Spen & The MuthaFunkaz - It's So Easy (MuthaFunkaz 12" Vocal)
12. Monsieur Dubois - Soul Integration
13. Quincy Jones - Chump Change
14. Weldon Irvine - I Love You
15. Third World - Fret Not Thyself
16. Freestyle Fellowship - Park Bench People

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The Voodoo Trombone Quartet - Again (2009)

Artist: The Voodoo Trombone Quartet
Title Of Album: Again
Year Of Release: 2009
Genre: Funk / Ska / Breakbeat / Downtempo

01. - Vibrations (4:47)
02. - South Westerly (4:54)
03. - My Name In Food (3:39)
04. - (Hey You) The Rocksteady Crew) (4:36)
05. - Do It Your Own Way (4:01)
06. - Edgar (4:04)
07. - Chinese Burns For Free (4:09)
08. - Honey Bee (4:39)
09. - Double Bluff (3:49)
10. - So Innocent (4:01)

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Beneath the curiously comic name, cabaret presentation and funky instrumentals, lurks a band of the sort that used to be signed by major record labels. A band whose sound and style develop from one album to the next, a band whose career evolves and matures. If The Voodoo Trombone Quartets debut was described as a "future cult classic" (Future Music) then Again must surely be, simply, a classic. The long-awaited and keenly anticipated second album from The Voodoo Trombone Quartet fulfills the tantalising promise of their progressively more polished 10" vinyl EPs: The Phantom (2007) and Vibrations (2008). Again showcases wonderful songwriting on tracks like So Innocent or South Westerly (the forthcoming summer single that has radio written all over it) and sees the band shake off their early ska tag. The songs here are at once accessible and positive without being either trite or corny. They are unashamedly grown-up pop, without being boring or middle aged. They have the confident smile of youthfulness playing across their faces; bold, bright funk; tight production and warm vinyl flavors and even include a reggae-tinged take on the Rocksteady Crews eighties b-boy anthem.

The Herbaliser Band - Session 2 (2009)

Artist: The Herbaliser Band
Title Of Album: Session 2
Year Of Release: 2009
Label: !K7 Records
Genre: Funk, Trip-Hop, Nu-Jazz, Downtempo


1 Mr. Chombee Has The Flow 3:31
2 Geddim! 4:54
3 AM Prelude 1:32
4 Another Mother 7:32
5 Blackwater Drive 4:51
6 MS Prelude 1:29
7 Moon Sequence 6:08
8 Amores Bongo 4:07
9 CC Prelude 0:36
10 Theme From Control Centre 5:27
11 Stranded On Earth 10:35

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Back in 2000, West London's funky, forward-thinking, experimental hip-hop collective The Herbaliser released their acclaimed double-vinyl album Session 1. Recorded in raw and organic studio jams, these expansive instrumentals marked the group's evolution from studio boffins to full big-band line-up. The Guardian called the album "sterling proof that this kind of music invariably sounds better played by musicians than by a sampler" while Yahoo described it as an "effortlessly cool, super smooth journey around the set of an unmade Blaxploitation movie".

Almost a decade later, The Herbaliser are in the middle of another new musical evolution. On their 2008 album Same As It Never Was, founder members Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba concentrated more than ever on classic soul-pop songwriting, with greater collaborative input from long-time horn players Ralph Lamb and Andy Ross, plus new vocalist Jessica Darling. Understandably, they now want to capture this latest live chapter on record.

And the title? Well as Session 1 was always meant to be the start of a series the second instalment had to be called Session 2, naturally. "Back when we recorded the first session we wanted to have a dоcument of what the band sounded like", says Jake, "but properly recorded in a studio environment, essentially doing what we do live but recorded really well. The boundaries are a bit less distinct now, because we are a lot more musical in our approach. There are still samples involved in our writing, but less than before".

Session 2 spans more than a decade of Herbaliser live favourites, from the underground beats and breaks of their 1997 album Blow Your Headphones to the more lush, soulful grooves of Same As It Never Was. "It's interesting that some of these songs are 12 years old, and some just one year old, yet it still feels coherent as an album", says Jake.

One recurring thread across the album is a clear love of cinematic moods and atmospheres - whether in funky, revved-up, infectious party grooves like "Geddim" and "Amores Bongo" or in psychedelic sci-fi epics like "Moon Sequence" and "Theme From Control Centre". This may be booty-shaking club music at heart, but many of these tracks are as dense and richly detailed as the classic movie scores of Quincy Jones, John Barry or Lalo Schifrin.

"One thing Ollie and I agreed when we started was we didn't want people to just drop a needle on one of our records and hear the same loop over and over, like many records in the 1990s", says Jake. "We wanted to have changes, like soundtracks or movie themes. With all our instrumentals, we're always writing music for scenes in imaginary films".

Although Jake and Ollie have worked with many MC's and a couple of singers in recent years, they kept the arrangements on Session 2 as pure instrumentals. Future instalments in the series, Jake says, will concentrate on The Herbaliser's strong track record of vocal collaborations. But this album is a true sequel to Session 1 in both sound and spirit.

"The first Session record was instrumental as well, because we didn't have a singer then, so we thought it was important to carry on that tradition," says Jake. "We wanted to create a sound both onstage and live that synchronised both live instruments as well as samples."

Session 2 is another Herbaliser classic, the sound of an ever-evolving band at the peak of their powers. Forget the old Hollywood rule: sometimes a sequel can be just as good as the original.

Band members:

Jake Wherry - Bass and lead guitar
Ollie Teeba - Turntables
Jessica Darling - Vocals
Ralph Lamb - Horn, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Andy Ross - Flute, Tenor, Baritone Sax
Oliver Parfitt - Keyboard
Michah Moody Jr - Drummer

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Incognito - Live At Leverkusener Jazztage (2008)

Artist: Incognito
Title Of Album: Live At Leverkusener Jazztage
Year Of Release: November 1, 2008
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Acid-Jazz


01. Intro Jam
02. Who Needs Love
03. Talkin' Loud
04. Deep Waters
05. N.O.T.
06. When The Sun Comes Down
07. Colibri
08. Step Aside
09. Reach Out
10. Nights Over Egypt
11. Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing
12. Everyday
13. I Hear Your Name
14. Always

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Incredible Bongo Band - Bongo Rock (...)


01 — let there be drums
02 — bongolia
03 — kiburi part 1
04 — apache
05 — sing sing sing
06 — dueling bongos
07 — in a gadda da vida
08 — raunchy 73
09 — bongo rock 73
10 — hang down your head
11 — sharp nine
12 — okey dokey
13 — pipeline
14 — when the bed breaks
15 — i cant get no satisfaction
16 — wipeout
17 — last bongo in belgium
18 — got the sun in the morning
19 — slightly reminiscent of topsy

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Dave Hamiltons Detroit Funk: Rare Unreleased Twisted Funk 1967 to 1975

Dave Hamiltons Detroit Funk: Rare Unreleased Twisted Funk 1967 to 1975

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Carolina Funk: Funk 45s From The Atlantic Coast

Carolina Funk: Funk 45s From The Atlantic Coast

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Florida Funk: Funk 45's From The Alligator State

Florida Funk: Funk 45's From The Alligator State

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Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul from Miami, Florida 1967-1974

Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul from Miami, Florida 1967-1974

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Southern Funkin': Louisiana Funk and Soul 1967-1975

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New Orleans Funk: New Orleans The Original Sound of Funk 1960-75

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Texas Funk: Hard Texas Funk 1968-1975

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Golden State Funk: Impossibly Rare Funk From The Bay Area

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VA — Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-75

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Italian Secret Service - Not The Same (2009)

Ano: 2009
Genero: Bossa Nova, Nu Jazz, Lo-Fi

01. Ceccarellis Ice Cream
02. Control Yourself
03. 24-7
04. Smell Like Ten Spirit
05. Italian Melody
06. No Se
07. Cartoons
08. Call Me Linda
09. Haupe
10. Lazy Man
11. Last Samba In Paris
12. It's Monday, Too
13. Not The Same
14. Tch-k-ten
15. Digital World
16. So Tired

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The Cinematic Orchestra — Past, Present & Future: Classics, Instrumentals & Exclusives

Label: Ninja Tune
Catalog #: NLSCD012
Format: CD, Promo
Country: UK
Released: July 2007
Genre: Electronic, Jazz


01 — All That You Give (feat. Fontella Bass) [3:16]
02 — Channel 1 Suite [2:18]
03 — Burnout [3:03]
04 — All Things To All Men (feat. Roots Manuva) [11:00]
05 — Man With The Movie Camera [2:42]
06 — Ode to the Big Sea [2:26]
07 — To Build A Home (Instrumental Version) [6:06]
08 — Breathe (Instrumental Version) [6:02]
09 — Into You (Instrumental Version) [3:05]
10 — Time And Space (Instrumental Version) [8:18]
11 — That Home (Instrumental Version) [1:54]
12 — Familar Ground (Instrumental Version) [5:07]
13 — Time & Space (Vocal Edit) [3:50]
14 — Borrowed Time [3:50]
15 — Found [4:03]
16 — In The Beginning [3:05]
17 — Brother [3:56]
18 — Lullaby [4:20]

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V/A - Breakbeat Blast From The Past Vol.1 (2009)

Artist: V/A
Title: Breakbeat Blast From The Past Vol.1
Catalog#: BBFTP01
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Style: Breakbeat / Big Beat


01 Soul Of Man — Love & Hate
02 Outcast — Criminals (Hardwire Remix)
03 Audioweb — Policeman Skank (Freestylers Rinse Out Mix)
04 Mankind Liberation Front — Isolated (Lunatic Calm Remix)
05 Appleseed — Mile High Express (Dylan Rhymes vs. Red Myers Remix)
06 Freddy Fresh — Chupacabbra (Bassbin Twins Remix)
07 Genaside II — The Alchemist
08 Dub Pistols — Cyclone (Dub)
09 Fuselage — Seize The Time
10 Krafty Kuts — Super Funky Dope
11 The Wiseguys — We Keep On (Instrumental Mix)
12 Flint — Theme From Flint

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V/A - Breakbeat Blast From The Past Vol.3 (2009)

Artist: V/A
Title: Breakbeat Blast From The Past Vol.3
Year: 2009
Style: Breakbeat / Big Beat


01 DJ Ace — Suckers Just Try
02 Rae & Christian — Divine Sounds
03 Way Out West — King Of The Funk
04 Overseer — Screw Up
05 Fatboy Slim — Love Island (Manumission Mix)
06 Fort Knox Five — Dodge City Rockers
07 Le Gooster — In Effect
08 Mr Scruff — Shelf Wobbler
09 High Tone — Freakency
10 Aquasky — Blue Thunder
11 DJ Bootsie — Ronin
12 Stone Roses — Fool's Gold (Grooverider Remix)

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V/A - Breakbeat Blast From The Past Vol.2 (2009)

Catalog#: BBFTP02
Released: 2009
Country: USA
Style: Breakbeat / Big Beat / Funky Beats


01 Outcast — Take Heed
02 The Scammers meet The Great Wuga Wuga — Sally's Walk
03 Hardwire — Conskank (Outcast Remix)
04 Cut And Paste — Watch This Sound
05 Cut La Roc — Bassheads
06 Soul Hooligan — Sweet Pea (Plump DJ's Remix)
07 Selectah — Wedeman (Athletico Borough Upsetters Mix)
08 AMP — Millennium (Breaks Mix)
09 David Holmes — Gritty Shaker
10 Other Brothers — Party Out There
11 Dirty Beatniks — Latinhead
12 Mex — Way Of The Exploding Crate

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

VA - Motown 50th Anniversary (2009)

Artist: VA
Title Of Album: Motown 50th Anniversary
Year Of Release: 2009
Genre: Oldies

CD 1:

01. Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want) (2:39)
02. The Miracles - Shop Around (2:50)
03. The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman (2:31)
04. Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch (2:46)
05. The Contours - Do You Love Me (2:55)
06. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - (Love Is Like) A Heat Wave (2:45)
07. Stevie Wonder - Fingertips, Part 2 (Live) (3:12)
08. The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go (2:31)
09. Mary Wells - My Guy (2:54)
10. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street (2:40)

CD 2:

01. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun (3:06)
02. Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) (2:46)
03. The Temptations - My Girl (2:58)
04. The Supremes - Stop! In The Name Of Love (2:55)
05. Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright) (2:55)
06. The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) (2:55)
07. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted (3:03)
08. Four Tops - Reach Out, I'll Be There (3:02)
09. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (3:16)
10. David Ruffin - My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me) (3:29)

[b]CD 3:[b]

01. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown (3:06)
02. Edwin Starr - War (3:22)
03. Rare Earth - Get Ready (2:49)
04. Jackson 5 - ABC (2:59)
05. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (3:54)
06. The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes (3:16)
07. The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone (7:00)
08. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (4:53)
09. The Miracles - Love Machine (6:53)
10. Commodores - Brick House (3:43)

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Motown Remixed Vol.2 (2007)

Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: Motown Remixed
Year Of Release: May 22, 2007
Label: Motown Records
Genre: Funk / Soul / R'n'B / Disco / Latina / Electronic


1. Diana Ross - The Boss
2. Jackson 5 - Dancing Machine
3. The Temptations - I Can't Get Next To You
4. Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
5. Teena Marie - Square Biz
6. Dennis Edwards Feat. Seidah Garrett - Don't Look Any Further
7. Smokey Robinson - Aqui Con Tigo (Being With You)
8. Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Shotgun
9. Martha & The Vandellas - (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
10. The Temptations - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Medicated Magic (2002)

Artist: Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Title Of Album: Medicated Magic
Year Of Release: April 23, 2002
Label: Rope a Dope
Genre: Jazz-Funk, R&B


01. Ain't Nothin' But a Party 6:33
02. Walk on Gilded Splinters 5:28
03. Cissy Strut 6:58
04. Ruler of My Heart 3:00
05. Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky 4:20
06. We Got Robbed 6:35
07. Junko Partner 3:53
08. Tell It Like It Is 5:05
09. Africa 7:09
10. Big Chief 7:07

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Since their birth in 1977, the pioneering Dirty Dozen Brass Band has extended the New Orleans Second Line tradition into rock, R&B, funk, and hip-hop. Led by trumpeter-vocalist Gregory Davis, the nonet is joined by several cutting-edge guest artists. Dr. John lends his Crescent City piano chords and deep-south vocals on "Everything I Do Gon' Be Funky" and the festive "Big Chief." The gravel-voiced John Bell, of Georgia-based jam band Widespread Panic, chimes in on the hip-shaking "Walk on Gilded Splinters." Robert Randolph's ghostly steel pedal guitar casts its spell on Aaron Neville's "Tell It Like It Is," and the young diva Norah Jones's tender Texas twang graces the ballad "Ruler of My Heart." DJ Logic's turntable scratches provide the gumbo on the autobiographical "We Got Robbed," and the Mississippi-born blues bard Olu Dara adds his Delta-derived voice to "Junko Partner." Throughout the CD, the DDBB brings Big Easy grooves into the 21st century. --Eugene Holley Jr.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Tower Of Power - Oakland Zone (2003)

Artist: Tower Of Power
Title Of Album: Oakland Zone
Year Of Release: April 22, 2003
Label: Or. Music
Genre: R&B, Funk, Jazz, Soul, Blues

Tower of Power's 28th CD (according to their Web site) just may be their best ever. This CD marks the return to the studio of legendary T.o.P. drummer David Garibaldi. This is his first studio CD with the band in many years. Garibaldi and bassist Francis Rocco Prestia are unquestionably the best 1-2 punch in music. With Jeff Tamelier on guitar and the great Roger Smith on keyboards, this is about as talented a rhythm section as you will find anywhere in the music business.

Larry Braggs brings a vocal talent to this CD that is absolutely superior! His vocals will invite comparisons to many of the greats, past and present. He has a phenomenal range, especially in the upper registers.

The legendary horn section is as strong as ever with Iron Mike Bogart and Adolfo Acosta handling trumpet/trombone/flugelhorn chores, Stephen "The Funky Doctor" Kupka on baritone sax, newcomer Tom E. Politzer producing some mighty fine solos on tenor and alto sax, flute, and clarinet, and bandleader Emilio Castillo providing 2nd tenor sax and vocals.

In addition, six former Tower of Power members collaborated on this CD: Santana's Chester Thompson, Saturday Night Live's Lenny Pickett, original member Skip Mesquite, Herman Matthews, Brent Carter, and Norbert Stachel. Huey Lewis also contributed to this CD.

The music consists of classic funk grooves and one soulful ballad. The horns are right up front, very crisp, the execution perfect--tighter than a mouse's ear! The rhythm section propels the groove and the instrumental soloists add the icing to the cake, all providing the backdrop for Larry's talented vocals.

This is a powerful in-your-face CD! Ain't no sissy stuff here. Not for wimps! Pure funk and soul as only Tower of Power can do it. On a big stereo, this CD will knock you out!

Tower Of Power:

Emilio Castillo (vocals, tenor saxophone);
Larry Braggs (vocals);
Jeff Tamelier (guitar, background vocals);
Tom Politzer (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet);
Stephen "Doc" Kupka (baritone saxophone);
Mike Bogart (trumpet, flugel horn, trombone);
Adolfo Acosta (trumpet, flugel horn);
Roger Smith (keyboards, background vocals);
Francis Rocco Prestia (bass);
David Garibaldi (drums)


1. Eastside
2. Give Me Your Love
3. Get What You Want
4. Could've Done It Better
5. This Type Of Funk
6. Pocketful Of Soul
7. Remember Love
8. Oakland Zone
9. Life Is What You Make It
10. Happy Bout That
11. Stranger In My Own House
12. Back In The Day
13. Page One
14. Eastside

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

Maceo Parker - Roots & Grooves (2007)

Artist: Maceo Parker
Title Of Album: Roots & Grooves
Year Of Release: 22 Oct 2007
Label: Intuition
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul-Jazz, Jazz Instrument
Quality: MP3 / Joint Stereo
WebSite: http://www.maceo.com

1 hallelujah i love her so 6:38
2 busted 3:54
3 them that's got 6:13
4 you don't know me 6:24
5 hit the road jack 5:09
6 margie 6:01
7 georgia on my mind 6:17
8 what'd i say 9:36

1 uptown up 5:57
2 to be or not to be 6:22
3 off the hook 8:02
4 advanced funk 7:10
5 shake everything you got 7:07
6 pass the peas 17:48

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Album Description
While Maceo Parker is known around the world for his signature alto sax sound - an instantly recognizable blast of rhythmically-charged soul - he has never before been heard fronting a big band. The former James Brown sideman and P-Funk all-star rises to that challenge on `Roots & Grooves', his triumphant collaboration with Germany's WDR Big Band Cologne.
Recorded live on tour in Europe in February and March 2007, this dynamic two-CD set captures the iconic sax man in concert with the acclaimed 18-piece band, under the direction of arranger Michael Abene. On the first disc, they pay tribute to Ray Charles with lush orchestrations of Charles classics like "What'd I Say," "Hit The Road Jack," "I'm Busted" and "Hallelujah, I Love Her So." The second disc, which features the slamming rhythm tandem of drummer Dennis Chambers (formerly of P-Funk, currently of Santana) and bassist Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (formerly of P-Funk and Maceo's own band), consists of expanded big band renditions of Maceo originals, including "Off The Hook," "Uptown Up," "Shake Everything You Got" and his early `70s funk anthem "Pass The Peas."

Maceo Parker - (alto saxophone, vocals), Dennis Chambers - (drums), Rodney "Skeet" Curtis - (electric bass), WDR Big Band conducted By Michael Abene

Nils Landgren Funk Unit(with Maceo Parker) - Live In Stockholm (1995)

Artist: Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Maceo Parker
Title Of Album: Live In Stockholm
Year Of Release: June 9, 1995
Label: ACT
Genre: Jazz, Funk


1. Traci (Nils Landgren - Henrik Janson)
2. Soundcheck (Janson)
3. Impressions (John Coltrane)
4. Cheyenne (Landgen - Michael Ruff - Nadia Ruff - Bruce Swedien)
5. Simple Life (Landgren)
6. The Chicken (Alfred Ellis)
7. Aint Nobody (Landgren)
8. So What (Miles Davis)
9. Mr. M (Landgren)
10. Red Horn (Landgren - Swedien)
11. Yo-Yo (Janson-Landgren-Mejlvang-Danielsson-Lindvall-Sundqvist)

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Nils Landgren - trombone and lead vocals
Henrik Janson - guitar
Jesper Mejlvang - keyboards and vocals
Lars Danielsson - fender bass
Per Lindvall - drums
Еke Sundqvist - drums, percussion & trumpet
Jan Ugand - sound wiz
Maceo Parker - alto sax, vocals and good spirits
Magnum Coltrane - Price rap & vocals

DJ Kawasaki - Most Wanted (2008)

Artist: DJ Kawasaki
Title Of Album: Most Wanted
Year Of Release: 2008
Label: Extra Freedom
Genre: Acid Jazz, Nu Jazz, Disco, Funky House


01. DJ Kawasaki - One feat. Lori Fine
02. DJ Kawasaki feat. Emi Tawata - Into You (Soulful House Mix)
03. DJ Kawasaki - Jubileo (Edit)
04. Port Of Notes - You Gave Me Love (DJ Kawasaki Remix)
05. Kaori - In My Head (DJ Kawasaki Remix)
06. Lena Fujii - Let It Rain
07. DJ Kawasaki - You Can Make It feat. Tasita D'Mour (Kyoto Jazz Massive Cosmic House Mix-Main)
08. Slowly feat. Alison Cr - Find Illusion (DJ Kawasaki Remix Radio Edit)
09. DJ Kawasaki - Maiden Voyage
10. DJ Kawasaki - The Galaxy (House Version)

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