Friday, October 25, 2013

Mandrill - Sunshine (2003)



Mandrill - Sunshine (2003)

Artist: Mandrill
Title Of Album: Sunshine
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Wilson Bros. Records / 829154010426
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Vocal, Funk, Soul
Total Time: 58:14 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 150 mb / 418 mb (Covers)

The legendary group's first love ballad compilation CD featuring the Wilson Bros. sensual vocals and the special guest Gerald Albright on sexy saxophone.

The legendary group MANDRILL presents its first love ballad compilation CD called "SUNSHINE." The title track features the sensual, powerful vocals of THE WILSON BROS and the sexy saxophone of special guest GERALD ALBRIGHT.

The single is also part of the eclectic score created by THE WILSON BROS for the award-winning Lions Gate film "Civil Brand" starring LisaRaye, Mos Def, Da Brat, MC Lyte, and Clifton Powell.

Another gem on the "SUNSHINE" album is the previously recorded classic "LOVE SONG," which is sampled by the group FLOETRY as the musical foundation for the beautiful collaboration entitled "HAVE FAITH."

Rounding out the strong offering on the "SUNSHINE" CD are other hits like "SOLID," "TOO LATE," and "GETTING IN THE MOOD".

Look for MANDRILL'S debut DVD and CD " MANDRILL LIVE FROM MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL" featuring their 90-minute performance, interviews, and other behind the scenes footage and musical surprises sure to please both old and new MANDRILL fans alike.

The Wilson Bros and MANDRILL are presently in the studio working on their seventeenth album featuring their signature sound of R&B, funk, bush, rock and Latin/Jazz and exciting new collaborations.


Mandrill - Sunshine (2003)

TRACKLIST:

01 - Sunshine
02 - Getting In The Mood
03 - Love Song
04 - Starry Eyed
05 - Moroccan Nights
06 - Too Late
07 - I Refuse To Smile
08 - Solid
09 - Sunshine (Instrumental)
10 - Lady Jane




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Monday, October 14, 2013

Mutiny - Collection 1979-2000

Mutiny - Collection 1979-2000
Artist: Mutiny
Title Of Album: Collection
Year Of Release: 1979-2000
Label: Columbia / Sequel Records
Genre: Funk, Soul, P.Funk
Format: Mp3 / FLAC
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 449 mb / 825 mb

1979 - Mutiny On the Mamaship (Japanese Reissue 1994)
01 Go Away from Here
02 What More Can I Say
03 Lump
04 Funk - N - Bop
05 Burning Up
06 Voyage to the Bottom of the "P"
07 Everytime You Come Around
08 Romeo (Hope You're Feeling Better)
09 Sneakin'

1980 - Funk Plus The One - 320 kbps
01 Will It Be Tomorrow?
02 Anti-Disco
03 Don't Bust the Groove
04 Romeo, Take 2
05 Reality
06 Semi - First Class Seat
07 One on One
08 The Ballad of Captain Hymbad
09 Will It Be Tomorrow? (Reprise)
10 I'm Ready

1983 - A Night Out With the Boys - 320 kbps
01 In the Pocket
02 And You Know That
03 Hand Maid (Old Lady Mine)
04 Peanut Butter and Jam
05 A Night Out With the Boys
06 Child Support
07 Raise
08 Just So You Know
09 P. Moe

2000 - How's Your Loose Booty?
01. Go Away From Here (4:12)
02. What More Can I Say (4:33)
03. Lump (4:36)
04. Funk 'N' Bop (4:17)
05. Burning Up (4:08)
06. Voyage To The Bottom Of The "P" (4:02)
07. Romeo (Hope You're Feeling Better) (5:04)
08. Will It Be Tomorrow? (3:20)
09. Anti-Disco (4:32)
10. Don't Bust The Groove (4:08)
11. Reality (4:01)
12. Semi-First Class Seat (6:26)
13. One On One (4:37)
14. Funk 'N' Roll (4:20)
15. Just Want To Know (3:41)
16. How's Your Loose Booty? (5:28)
17. Electric Hot Dog (Red Hot) (4:23)


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Don Muro - It's Time (1977) [Reissue 2013]

 



Don Muro - It's Time (1977) [Reissue 2013]

Artist: Don Muro
Title Of Album: It's Time
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Flannelgraph/Landlocked Music
Genre: Electronic, Funk, Rock, Ambient
Total Time: 41:59 min
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 101 mb / 255 mb


“This album was released 36 years ago. Listening to it now brings fond memories of an intensely creative period in my life. There was time to explore many styles of music, and there was time to experiment with new instruments and equipment. No computers, no MIDI - only a room crammed with guitars, drums, keyboards, and an 8-track tape recorder. I didn’t have a specific audience for the album, hence the variety of styles. Back then people would actually sit and listen to albums as a total experience. I started and ended the album with aggressive synthesizer music, but in between those songs I was inviting listeners to go for a ride. Looking back, I would say that the variety of styles is both the strongest and weakest aspect of the album. But that’s who I was and, to a degree, who I still am.“ - Don Muro, 2013





TRACKLIST:

01 It's_Time
02 Current_Events
03 Sweet_Little_Thing
04 Leap_Frog
05 Squash
06 Island_In_The_Sky
07 Want_You_To_Know
08 Lay_Low_Day
09 Music_Box
10 Russian_Dream






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Jorge Santana - It`s All About Love (2003)

 
Jorge Santana - It`s All About Love (2003)

Artist: Jorge Santana
Title Of Album: It`s All About Love
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Misha Music Co.
Genre: Latin Jazz, Funk
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue,scans)
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 44:52
Total Size: 249 mb


Tracklist:

1. Tio George/Christo Rey 7:36
2. Dancing Lady 3:21
3. Love Me Tonight 4:46
4. Three Mile Island 5:18
5. Ain`t No 5:14
6. Feeling Good 4:34
7. New York, New York 4:18
8. My Inspiration 4:55
9. All About Love 3:07
10. Anthony`s Juice Blues 1:43

Jorge Santana - Guitars
Yogi Newman - Percussion
Roger Reid - Drums, Vocals
John Thompson - Bass, Vocals
Jay McKinnon - Lead Singer
Kincaid Miller - Keyboards



The Headhunters - Survival Of The Fittest/Straight From The Gate (2012)

The Headhunters - Survival Of The Fittest/Straight From The Gate (2012)

Artist: The Headhunters
Title Of Album: Survival Of The Fittest/Straight From The Gate
Year Of Release: 2012
Label: R2 UK
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Fusion
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 85:58 Min
Total Size: 208 Mb

Tracklist:

CD1:
01."God Make Me Funky"
02."Mugic"
03."Here & Now"
04."Daffy's Dance"
05."Rima"
06."If You've Got It, You'll Get It"

CD2:
01."Straight From The Gate"
02."Mayonnaise"
03."Ms. Yum Yum"
04."Don't Kill Your Feelings"
05."Descending Azzizziuh (The Beginning Of A Dream)"
06."I Remember I Made You Cry"
07."Pork Soda"
08."Dreams"
09."Silhouette"

Harvey Mason - percussion
Bill Summers - vocals, berimbau, balafon, marimbula, conga drum, bongos, agogo, cowbells, djembe, guiro, log drum, maracas, shekere, caxixi, percussion, sleigh bell, gong
Bennie Maupin - vocals, bass clarinet, saxello, tenor saxophone, piano
Paul Jackson - electric bass
Mike Clark - vocals, drums
Blackbyrd McKnight - vocals, electric guitar
Baba Duru - bass drum, percussion, bell
Zak Diouf - djembe


Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Headhunters - Straight From The Gate (1977)

The Headhunters - Straight From The Gate (1977)

Artist: The Headhunters
Title Of Album: Straight From The Gate
Year Of Release: 1977
Label: BMG
Genre: P.Funk
Format: MP3
Quality: CBR 320 kbps
Total Time: 00:45:08
Total Size: 112 mb (+5%rec.)



Album is part of this p-funk series because of Dewayne Blackbyrd McKnight's guitar worksThe Headhunters represented a major turning point for Herbie Hancock, whose approach to fusion became slicker and more commercial (though not without substance or integrity) with the formation of this popular band in 1973. Before that, the chameleonic pianist/keyboardist had been leading a daring unit called the Sextant, which fused jazz, R&B and rock with world music and took more than its share of chances. But regrettably, the Sextant's three albums for Warner Bros. were modest sellers at best, so in 1973, he disbanded the Sextant and formed the Headhunters. Employing saxman/clarinetist Bennie Maupin (a holdover from the Sextant), bassist Paul Jackson, Jr., drummer Harvey Mason and percussionist Bill Summers, Hancock made a point of being more accessible when he unveiled the Headhunters with his 1973 Columbia date Head Hunters. Fusing jazz with funk and rock, the album sold over a million copies and attracted many R&B and rock fans. In fact, Head Hunters even outsold Miles Davis' popular Bitches Brew. Defined by the catchy "Chameleon" (which was interpreted by jazz singer Eddie Jefferson in 1976 and sampled by various rappers in the 1980s and 1990s) and a funky remake of his 1962 boogaloo "Watermelon Man," Headhunters set the tone for subsequent Columbia projects with the Headhunters, including Thrust (1974), Man-Child (1975), Secrets (1976) and Sunlight (1977). By the end of the decade, the Headhunters were no more, and Hancock was turning his attention to everything from outright R&B to standards and acoustic post-bop. In the 1990s, Sony's Legacy label reissued most of the Headhunters' work on CD, and in 1998 the group reunited to record Return of the Headhunters!



Tracks:

01 - Straight from the Gate 5:31
02 - Mayonnaise 5:33
03 - Ms. Yum Yum 6:49
04 - Don't Kill Your Feelings 4:35
05 - Descending Azzizziuh (The Beginning of a Dream) 4:01
06 - I Remember I Made You Cry 5:23
07 - Pork Soda 4:00
08 - Dreams 3:18
09 - Silhouette 5:52

Personnel:

Dewayne Blackbyrd McKnight - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Bennie Maupin - Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor), Vocals, Wind
Paul Jackson - Bass, Vocals
Paul Potyen - Piano, Keyboards, Piano (Electric), Vocals, Clavinet, Arp Odyssey, Arp Strings
Mike Clark - Drums
Bill Summers - Percussion
Obsidiktion Blackbyrd - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Derrick Youman - Vocals



Johnny Guitar Watson - Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty (1977)

Johnny Guitar Watson - Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty  (1977)

Artist: Johnny Guitar Watson
Title Of Album: Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty
Year Of Release: 1977
Label: Sequel Records
Genre: Funk
Quality: FLAC (Tracks)+CUE, LOG
Total Time: 00:33:43
Total Size: 248mb

Tracks:

1. Funk Beyond The Call Of Duty 5:11
2. It's About The Dollar Bill 4:11
3. Give Me My Love 6:55
4. It's A Damn Shame 4:57
5. I'm Gonna Get You Baby 4:02
6. Barn Door 4:27
7. Love That Will Not Die 3:45



Azteca - Azteca (Remastered) (2013)

Azteca - Azteca (Remastered) (2013)

Artist: Azteca
Title Of Album: Azteca
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Cherry Red
Genre: Funk, Jazz, Rock
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 247 kbps avg
Total Time: 52:33 Min
Total Size: 103 Mb

Tracklist:

01 La Piedra Del Sol 1:12
02 Mamita Linda 3:44
03 Ain’t Got No Special Woman 5:57
04 Empty Prophet 5:24
05 Can’t Take The Funk Out Of Me 4:24
06 Peace Everybody 4:33
07 Non Pacem 6:42
08 Ah! Ah! 3:18
09 Love Not Then 4:58
10 Azteca 4:34
11 Theme La Piedra Del Sol 1:55
12 Ain’t Got No Special Woman (Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:52
13 Mamita Linda (Single Version) (Bonus Track) 2:55


AZTECA, formed in 1972 in Oakland, was the vision of brothers Coke and Pete Escovedo following their successful time playing along side Latin-funk trailblazers, Santana. They are widely regarded to be the first large-scale group that combined multiple musical elements centred around and built as a Latin orchestra. Born in the legendary Bay Area of San Francisco, Pete and Coke Escovedo grew up immersed in the Latin music so prevalent on the East coast of the US. Influences of Mambo and Salsa bred their love of percussion and they organised mambo sessions to hone their vocal and percussive skills surrounded by local musicians who played in the Caribbean style that captivated their musical passion. Sometimes numbering up to 25 members on stage, AZTECA fused an array of musical styles and instruments ranging from horns, woodwinds, guitars, drums and multiple keyboards, percussionists and vocalists. AZTECA featured a wealth of successful musicians including bassist Paul Jackson, known for his work on numerous Herbie Hancock albums, drummer Lenny White who played alongside some of the best Jazz artists of the time including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Clarke. The line- up also included Grammy Award Nominee, Tom Harrell. BBR is very proud to bring you AZTECA, originally released on Columbia Records in 1972, completely re-mastered and repackaged complete with extensive liner notes and extended bonus content. AZTECA is a must have or all Jazz, Latin, Funk & Rock fans out there!



Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Erasmo Carlos - Carlos, Erasmo (1971) [Remastered 2013]

Erasmo Carlos - Carlos, Erasmo (1971) [Remastered 2013]
Artist: Erasmo Carlos
Title Of Album: Carlos, Erasmo
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Universal Music / 60251708055
Genre: World, MPB, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Pop Rock
Total Time: 39:47 min
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 253 mb

TRACKLIST:

01. Erasmo Carlos - De Noite Na Cama (3:17)
02. Erasmo Carlos & Marisa Fossa - Masculino, Feminino (4:35)
03. Erasmo Carlos - É Preciso Dar Um Jeito, Meu Amigo (3:47)
04. Erasmo Carlos - Dois Animãis Na Selva Suja da Rua (3:08)
05. Erasmo Carlos - Gente Aberta (2:20)
06. Erasmo Carlos - Agôra Ninguém Chora Mais (2:37)
07. Erasmo Carlos - Sodoma e Gomorra (2:17)
08. Erasmo Carlos - Mundo Deserto (2:32)
09. Erasmo Carlos - Não Te Quero Santa (2:45)
10. Erasmo Carlos - Ciça, Cecília (3:36)
11. Erasmo Carlos - Em Busca das Canções Perdidas No. 2 (2:44)
12. Erasmo Carlos - 26 Anos de Vida Normal (2:19)
13. Erasmo Carlos & Caribe Steel Band - Maria Joana (3:44)


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Erasmo Carlos - Sonhos e Memorias: 1941-1972 (1972) [Remastered 2013]



Erasmo Carlos - Sonhos e Memorias: 1941-1972 (1972) [Remastered 2013]

Artist: Erasmo Carlos
Title Of Album: Sonhos e Memorias: 1941-1972
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Universal Music / 60251708050
Genre: World, MPB, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Pop Rock
Total Time: 41:16 min
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 263 mb

TRACKLIST:

01 - Largo da 2ª Feira (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
02 - Mané João (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
03 - Bom Dia Rock'n'roll (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
04 - Grilos (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
05 - Minha Gente (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
06 - Mundo Cão (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
07 - Sorriso DelaA (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
08 - Sábado Morto (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
09 - É Proibido Fumar (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
10 - Vida Antiga (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
11 - Meu Mar (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)
12 - Preciso Encontrar Um Amigo (Roberto Carlos / Erasmo Carlos)

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Erasmo Carlos - Banda dos Contentes (1976) [Remastered 2013]

Erasmo Carlos - Banda dos Contentes (1976) [Remastered 2013]
Artist: Erasmo Carlos
Title Of Album: Banda dos Contentes
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Universal Music / 60251708058
Genre: World, MPB, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova, Pop Rock
Total Time: 36:18 min
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 256 mb

TRACKLIST:

01] Filho único
02] Paralelas
03] Queremos saber
04] Análise descontraída
05] Dia de paz
06] A banda dos contentes
07] Continente perdido (Terra de Montezuma)
08] Baby
09] Fatos e fotos
10] Billy Dinamite


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Monday, October 07, 2013

VA - Africa: From Dakar to Johannesburg (2006)

VA - Africa: From Dakar to Johannesburg (2006)

Artist : VA
Title Of Album : VA - Africa: From Dakar to Johannesburg
Year Of Release : June 13, 2006
Label : Playasound
Genre : World, Ethnic & Instrumental
Quality : MP3
Bitrate : CBR 320 kbps
Total Size : 150 MB


Collecting pieces from the various items in the old Sunset-France catalogs, Edition Pierre Verger: Africa -- From Dakar to Johannesburg takes a stab at going around the whole of sub-Saharan African music in one album. Needless to say, that's a bit much. As such, the focus is largely on West African (Mali, Senegal, etc) and Central African (primarily Congolese), with a bit of South African tossed in here and there. The mood moves back and forth from high to low, fast to slow, as the music moves from country to country. Represented though are griot music from the Malian empire and further west, contemporary music from Burkina Faso and Senegal, precursors to soukous from Congo, some isicathamiya from South Africa, and a small load of pieces from the Drummers of Burundi, a relatively successful ensemble featured on some RealWorld recordings. The music is generally well performed, with some especially nice and refreshing takes from the likes of Boni Gnahore, Mamany Kouyate (a singer from the National Ballets du Mali), and the Bana Kin percussion group from D.R. Congo. The only real issue with the album is the lack of coherence, or of a story. There are so many cultures and musical idioms represented here, it makes for a schizoid sampler, rather than a singular compilation. Nonetheless, it makes for a decent stepping stone for those entirely new to African music, and holds a few nice surprises for the initiated.


Tracklist:
01. Mamany Kouyaté - Fatou nana
02. Boni Gnahoré - Kpako solo
03. Ankata - Komanania
04. Tambours du Burundi - Umve mama urumviriza
05. Fulgence Compaoré - Bété foli
06. Kevin Mfinka - Mabélé
07. Tambours du Burundi - Pastorale
08. Bana Kin Percussions - Vanité
09. Barbeton L.M.C. - Sawubona mnaketfu
10. Koko - Koko lon ni lo
11. Various Artists - La kora du griot
12. Various Artists - Danse rituelle
13. Isigqi Samazulu - Isigqi samazulu
14. Various Artists - Extrait de la messe de minuit
15. Tambours du Burundi - Umubu


Mandingo Griot Society - Mandingo Griot Society (1978)

 
Mandingo Griot Society - Mandingo Griot Society (1978)
Artist: Mandingo Griot Society
Title Of Album: Mandingo Griot Society
Year Of Release: 1991
Label: Flying Fish
Genre: Folk, World, Country, Funk, Soul, Contemporary African, Afrobeat
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
Bitrate: lossless
Total Time: 43:17
Total Size: 277 MB





Tracklist:
1. Jimbasen (8:41)
2. Sounds From The Bush (3:55)
3. Appollo-Fasubara (7:04)
4. Chedo (2:06)
5. Africa (3:39)
6. Janjungo (2:05)
7. Mamamaneh (5:41)
8. Gambia Village Sounds (1:55)
9. Musubalanto (8:07)

Ali Mohammed Birra - Ethiopiques 28 - Great Oromo Music (2013)

 


Ali Mohammed Birra - Ethiopiques 28 - Great Oromo Music (2013)

Artist: Ali Mohammed Birra
Title Of Album: Ethiopiques 28 - Great Oromo Music
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Buda Musique
Genre: World Music, Ethnic, Funk
Total Time: 1:10:54
Format: Mp3 / FLAC (tracks)
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / Lossless
Total Size: 170 mb / 379 mb

This 28th volume of Ethiopique pays tribute to Ali Birra, the man in whom Oromo music has irrepressibly affirmed itself since the 1960s. A very unusual groove, very different from gouragué, amhara and tigrigna rhythms, a relentless quest for identity and, on top of that, a guitar style that would stand out anywhere. (Most of the pieces presented here were recorded between 1973 and 1975, yet this album also features 3 previously unreleased tracks from the 1960s)





TRACKLIST:

01. Awash (1973) (3:45)
02. Kan Ati Fettun Isani Infedhani (4:44)
03. Nagatti Si Jedha (5:53)
04. Imiman Jalaala (5:00)
05. Eshurruru (4:48)
06. Waa Silleen Indararuu (5:44)
07. Awash (1975) (5:04)
08. Eessaati Si Argaa ? (4:55)
09. Si Jaalallee (1975) (4:07)
10. Abbaa Lafa (5:48)
11. Inyaadi'ini (4:29)
12. Si Inbanbisin Warri (3:53)
13. Yaa Hundee Bareedaa (3:46)
14. Awash (Early Version, Circa Mid-60's) (6:00)
15. Si Jaalallee (Early Version, Circa Mid-60's) (2:53)


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Thursday, October 03, 2013

Sly & The Family Stone - Life - 1968 (2007) MP3 + Lossless

 



Sly & The Family Stone - Life - 1968 (2007) MP3 + Lossless


Artist: Sly & The Family Stone
Title Of Album: Life
Year Of Release: 1968 (2007)
Label: Sony
Genre: Funk, Soul, R&B
Quality: mp3/Flac (tracks+.cue)
Bitrate: 320 kbps/Lossless
Total Time:43:38
Total Size: 111,17 / 281,54 Mb




Tracklist :
01 Dynamite! (2:46)
02 Chicken (2:14)
03 Plastic Jim (3:31)
04 Fun (2:24)
05 Into My Own Thing (2:15)
06 Harmony (2:53)
07 Life (3:02)
08 Love City (2:45)
09 I'm An Animal (3:23)
10 M'Lady (2:45)
11 Jane Is A Groupee (2:53)
Bonus Tracks:
12 Dynamite! (Single Version) (2:09)
13 Seven More Days (3:25)
14 Pressure (3:45)
15 Sorrow (Instrumental) (3:19)



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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Jimmy Smith - A Date With Jimmy Smith (2011)

Jimmy Smith - A Date With Jimmy Smith (2011)

After cutting five albums with his trio, organist Jimmy Smith on Feb. 11, 1957, recorded with trumpeter Donald Byrd, altoist Lou Donaldson and tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley in a sextet that also included guitarist Eddie McFadden and drummer Art Blakey. Among the five songs recorded that day, two (lengthy versions of "Falling in Love with Love" and "Funk's Oats") are included on this LP along with a shorter trio rendition of "How High the Moon" from two days later with McFadden and drummer Donald Bailey in a trio. All of this music has been reissued by Mosaic on a definitive CD box set.
- Scott Yanow


Artist: Jimmy Smith
Title Of Album: A Date With Jimmy Smith
Year Of Release: 2011
Label: Fresh Sound
Genre: Jazz
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: 320kbps
Total Size: 111.17 mb

Tracklist:
1 Falling In Love With Love 12:08
2 How High The Moon 5:56
3 Funk's Oats 15:54
4 I Let A Song Out Of My Heart 16:59
5 I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 4:11
6 Groovy Date 13:00

Alto Saxophone – Lou Donaldson
Drums – Art Blakey, Donald Bailey (tracks: 2)
Guitar – Eddie McFadden
Organ – Jimmy Smith
Tenor Saxophone – Hank Mobley
Trumpet – Donald Byrd


Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)



Herbie Hancock - Fat Albert Rotunda (1969)

Artist: Herbie Hancock
Title Of Album:Fat Albert Rotunda
Year Of Release: 1969
Label: Warner Music
Genre: Jazz Funk
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps I 44.1 Khz I Joint Stereo
Total Time: 00:33:57
Total Size: 93 mb

Review by Richard S. Ginell

Centered around some soundtrack music that Herbie Hancock wrote for Bill Cosby's Fat Albert cartoon show, Fat Albert Rotunda was Hancock's first full-fledged venture into jazz-funk -- and his last until Head Hunters -- making it a prophetic release. At the same time, it was far different in sound from his later funk ventures, concentrating on a romping, late-'60s-vintage R&B-oriented sound. with frequent horn riffs and great rhythmic comping and complex solos from Hancock's Fender Rhodes electric piano. The syllables of the titles alone -- "Wiggle Waggle," "Fat Mama," "Oh! Oh! Here He Comes" -- have a rhythm and feeling that tell you exactly how this music saunters and swaggers along -- just like the jolly cartoon character. But there is more to this record than fatback funk. There is the haunting, harmonically sophisticated "Tell Me a Bedtime Story" (which ought to become a jazz standard), and the similarly relaxed "Jessica." The sextet on hand is a star-studded bunch, with Joe Henderson in funky and free moods on tenor sax, Johnny Coles on trumpet, Garnett Brown on trombone, Buster Williams on bass, and Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. Only Williams would remain for Hancock's 1977 electric V.S.O.P.: The Quintet album to come. In addition, trumpeter Joe Newman, saxophonist Joe Farrell, guitarist Eric Gale, and drummer Bernard Purdie make guest appearances on two tracks.


Tracks:

1. Wiggle-Waggle - 5:51
2. Fat Mama - 3:49
3. Tell Me A Bedtime Story - 5:01
4. Oh! Oh! Here He Comes - 4:08
5. Jessica - 4:13
6. Fat Albert Rotunda - 6:29
7. Lil' Brother - 4:26

Personnel:

* Herbie Hancock — piano, electric piano
* Joe Henderson — tenor sax, alto flute
* Garnett Brown — trombone
* Johnny Coles — trumpet, flugelhorn
* Buster Williams — electric & acoustic bass
* Albert "Tootie" Heath — drums

Jimmy Smith - The Fantastic Jimmy Smith (2002)

Jimmy Smith - The Fantastic Jimmy Smith (2002)

The Fantastic Jimmy Smith, documents the beginnings of a remarkable career in music. This album is from the period of 1953-1955 when Smith first began to dedicate himself to the organ. While the recording here do not match the level of his later sides, the album provides insight into a man about to become the greatest at his instrument.Before Jimmy Smith became the legendary jazz organist, he was an in-house session pianist and organist for New York R&B label, Bruce Records. This album is a collection of his first series of recordings on the organ both as a sideman and a bandleader. While this recording probably isn’t for fans of organ trio or hard bop jazz, it does provide a rare glimpse into an artist in the early stages of their career. Listening to these recording is like hearing Charlie Parker with Jay McShann or Louis Armstrong with King Oliver, the innocence and raw talent that would soon lead to a significant body of work.

Artist: Jimmy Smith
Title Of Album: The Fantastic Jimmy Smith
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Empire Music Group Inc.
Genre: Jazz
Quality: mp3
Bitrate: 320kbps
Total Time: 46:23
Total Size: 102.31 mb

Tracklist:
1. Stranger in Paradise
2. Jimmy's Jam
3. Its a Sin to Tell A Lie
4. I Can't Give You Anything but Love
5. I Had the Craziest Dream
6. Tell Me
7. I Hear a Rhapsody
8. Jeepers Creepers
9. Jimmys Swing
10. Misery
11. Jughead
12. Tea For Two Mambo
13. Sonotone Bounce
14. Dancing in the Ceiling
15. I'll Walk Alone
16. Skokiaan

Jimmy Smith - Organ Hammond
Don Gardner -Drums,Vocals
Al Cass - Sax Tenor