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Alex Puddu - Discotheque (2020)

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Alex Puddu - Discotheque (2020)

Alex Puddu - Discotheque (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 313 MB | Tracks: 11 | 45:28 min
Style: Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Schema Easy Series

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Alex Puddu is coming back with his brand new album "Discotheque". Recorded between Copenhagen (at Panalama and Sexy Lady Studios) and New York (Soundwork Recording Studios), it consists of a strong set of soulful and melodic tracks with a tight production that brings you back to the late '70s and early '80s jazz-funk and boogie music scene. The album opens up with three singles in a row: "You Are My Fire", "Be My Lover" and the UK radio station airplay hit "Don't Hold Back", all of them co-written with and featuring Gene Robinson Jr., lead vocalist of the legendary Philadelphia R&B/funk band Breakwater.

Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

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Donald Byrd And 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]

Donald Byrd & 125th Street, N.Y.C. - Words, Sounds, Colors & Shapes (1982) [2007, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Electronic, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 40:13 | 286,86 Mb
Label: Elektra/Wounded Bird Records (USA) | Cat.# WOU 6188 | Released: 2007-07-17 (1982)

A definite soul based session for Donald Byrd – and that's saying a lot here, because his previous decade's worth of work had all had some sort of R&B focus. The main force behind the set here is Isaac Hayes – who's producing, arranging, and playing most of the keyboards on the album. Oddly, Ike's not singing at all – and vocals are instead handled by Rose Williams, Diane Davis, Pat Lewis, and Myra Walker – plus the Hot Buttered Soul group on backing vocals.

Tito Puente - Dance Mania (1958) {2CD 2009 Legacy Edition Vol 1&2 Extra Tracks}

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Tito Puente - Dance Mania (1958) {2CD 2009 Legacy Edition Vol 1&2 Extra Tracks}

Tito Puente - Dance Mania (1958) {2CD 2009 Legacy Edition Vol 1&2 Extra Tracks}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 825 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 316 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 315 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1958, 2009 RCA / Legacy / Sony Music | 88697 44710 2
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz

Dance Mania, Tito Puente's best-known and best-selling album, came ten years into his career, but at a time (1957) when the craze for mambo and Latin music was beginning to crest. (Another landmark LP, Pérez Prado's Havana 3 A.M., had been released the previous year, and Prado's "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White" had hit number one in 1955.) Recorded as part of a just-signed exclusive contract with RCA and appearing in vibrant sound as part of the label's Living Stereo series, Dance Mania exploded with a series of tight arrangements, propulsive playing, and the features of new additions in vocalist Santos Colón and conguero Ray Barretto (who helped, in part, make up for the recent loss of Willie Bobo and Mongo Santamaria to Cal Tjader's group).

VA - Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (1972/2016)

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VA - Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (1972/2016)

VA - Ethiopian Modern Instrumentals Hits (1972/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 140 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 102 Mb } Covers included | 00:39:04
Soul-Jazz, Jazz-Funk, World | Label: P-Vine Records

Ten track compilation of killer instrumental songs, which was originally released on LP in 1972. The tracks were later included on the Ethiopiques series of albums and compilations, which brought the treasures of the Ethiopian music scene of the 60s and 70s to a wider audience. Featuring tracks by Mulatu Astatke, Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané and Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt.

Lonnie Smith - Mama Wailer (1971) {2011 CTI-Sony Music Remaster}

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Lonnie Smith - Mama Wailer (1971) {2011 CTI-Sony Music Remaster}

Lonnie Smith - Mama Wailer (1971) {2011 CTI-Sony Music Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 157 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2011 CTI Records / Kudu / Sony Music | 88697 94704 2 | CTI Records 40th Anniversary
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Organ

One of Lonnie Smith's rarest albums – and one of the most obscure records on the landmark Kudu label! The set is one of Smith's most far-reaching from the 70s – a bit in the mode of his earlier records for Blue Note, but with a slightly sweeter quality that shows the shift to Kudu – where Lonnie's Hammond had lost none of its grooving power!

Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]

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Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]

Donny Hathaway - Live (1972) [2013, Japan]
R&B, Soul, Chicago Soul, Live | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 52:38 | 380,04 Mb
Label: ATCO/Rhino/Warner Music Japan Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# WPCR-27657 | Released: 2013-04-24 (1972)

"Live" is a 1972 live album by American soul artist Donny Hathaway. It was recorded at two concerts: side one at The Troubadour in Hollywood, and side two at The Bitter End in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The album features some traditional soul anthems, such as Marvin Gaye's 1971 hit "What's Going On", but also Carole King's pop standard "You've Got a Friend". There are two notable solos on the album, one on the track "The Ghetto" by Hathaway on electric piano and another by Willie Weeks on bass on the track "Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)", taken from the performances recorded at The Troubadour and at The Bitter End accordingly.

George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}

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George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}

George Duke - A Brazilian Love Affair (1979) {CBS}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 600dpi | 361MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 111MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Brazilian Jazz, Jazz Funk, Fusion

"A Brazilian Love Affair" is a labor of love, something I have believed in for a long time but have not had the means to bring to life until now. It is not a pure Brazilian recording bur rather a blend of Brazilian musical concepts with the diverse musical ideas of my mind. For most of the selections, I have intermixed Brazilian artists with American artists to archieve a true fusion of the styles. ~ George Duke

Deodato, Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, Parliament & others - Funk Yourself! [Recorded 1972-1980] (2010)

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Deodato, Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, Parliament & others - Funk Yourself! [Recorded 1972-1980] (2010)

Deodato, Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, Parliament & others - Funk Yourself! [Recorded 1972-1980] (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 553 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 192 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06007 5327520)

The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Charles Earland - Scorched, Seared & Smokin': The Best of "The Mighty Burner" (2011) {HighNote Digital Issue rec 1997-1999}

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Charles Earland - Scorched, Seared & Smokin': The Best of "The Mighty Burner" (2011) {HighNote Digital Issue rec 1997-1999}

Charles Earland - Scorched, Seared & Smokin': The Best of "The Mighty Burner" (2011) {HighNote Digital Issue rec 1997-1999}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 1.14 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 431 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1997-99, 2011 HighNote Records
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Organ / Keyboards

Charles Earland, known as 'The Mighty Burner' spent his happiest and most productive years at HighNote Records. This is the ultimate Charles Earland 3-CD retrospective. Featuring CHARLES EARLAND and the talents of Eric Alexander, Najee, Carlos Garnett, Melvin Sparks, Irene Reid, Jim Rotondi, Bernard Purdie, Bob DeVos and others.

Bill Evans - Touch (1999)

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Bill Evans - Touch (1999)

Bill Evans - Touch (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 407 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 159 Mb | Scans included | 00:57:33
Crossover Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Fusion | Label: Cream | # JMS 18702-2

Mixing laid-back melodies with go-for-broke jams with some of the greatest names in modern instrumental music, saxophonist Bill Evans lives in the middle ground between smooth jazz and what could easily be termed of as contemporary jazz fusion. On his Zebra Records debut, Touch, the distinction is based on each song's sense of adventure. "In Your Heart," for instance, is the kind of right in the pocket, sweet little slice of passion that radio drools over, made unique (as Evans does on all tunes) by switching off from the high tones of the soprano with the darker shades of tenor to better discuss the emotional complexities of love. Likewise there's the cool, urban-flavored "Remember," which features subtle vocal chanting floating off in the distance. But then there's the edgier side of Evans intertwining his soprano with Lew Soloff's staccato trumpet energy on the brisk blues of "Dixie Hop," and kicking up all sorts of dust on the last two tunes, "Back to the Walls" and the ten-minute "Country Mile."

The 24th. Street Band - Share Your Dreams (1980) [Japanese Edition 2018]

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The 24th. Street Band - Share Your Dreams (1980) [Japanese Edition 2018]

The 24th. Street Band - Share Your Dreams (1980) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers - 35 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nippon Columbia (COCB-54249)

Guitarist supreme Hiram Bullock, bassist Will Lee, keyboardist Clifford Carter and drummer Steve Jordan, all incredible New York session players in the 1970's, joined together to record original what was then called "fusion" - a combination of rock and jazz. Share Your Dreams (1980) was their second studio album.

The 24th. Street Band - The 24th. Street Band (1979) [Japanese Edition 2018]

Posted By: gribovar
The 24th. Street Band - The 24th. Street Band (1979) [Japanese Edition 2018]

The 24th. Street Band - The 24th. Street Band (1979) [Japanese Edition 2018]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 267 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 89 MB | Covers - 27 MB
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Nippon Columbia (COCB-54248)

Guitarist supreme Hiram Bullock, bassist Will Lee, keyboardist Clifford Carter and drummer Steve Jordan, all incredible New York session players in the 1970's, joined together to record original what was then called "fusion" - a combination of rock and jazz. They were big in Japan and so the CDs are Japanese. The cover gives away their true location, 24th Street in New York, as it is an old NY subway token.

Charles Earland - Street Themes (1983) {Legacy Recordings Expanded Edition, Digital Issue rel 2014}

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Charles Earland - Street Themes (1983) {Legacy Recordings Expanded Edition, Digital Issue rel 2014}

Charles Earland - Street Themes (1983) {Legacy Recordings Expanded Edition, Digital Issue rel 2014}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44.1kHz - Digital Download -> 321 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 118 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2014 CBS / Columbia / Legacy / Sony Music
Jazz / R'n'B / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Keyboards

A great little groover from keyboardist Charles Earland – and an album that definitely lives up to its title! There's plenty of street sounds going on here – lots of modern R&B modes that echo the changing styles of early 80s soul music, especially on the east coast! And as part of that, there's a good deal of vocals on the record, alongside Charles' keyboards – work by singers who include Larry Hancock, Bruce Gray, and Sheryl Kendrick – each of whom adds plenty to the record, working over jazzy grooves nicely scored by Earland. Titles include "Be My Lady", "Take Me Away", "Feels So Good To Me", "Burning Devotion", "Tell Me What It Is", and "Go All The Way". CD features a bonus track – "Be My Lady (7" mix)".

David Benoit - David Benoit And Friends (2019) {Shanachie}

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David Benoit - David Benoit And Friends (2019) {Shanachie}

David Benoit - David Benoit And Friends (2019) {Shanachie}
X Lossless Decoder | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Scans 200dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 112MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk

David Benoit And Friends' features special guests Dave Koz, Marc Antoine, Rick Braun, Vincent Ingala, Lindsey Webster and others. All are Smooth Jazz stars in their own right, highlights include the gorgeous Dave Koz feature "Vernaaza","Make It Real" a sensuous ballad featuring Lindsey Webster, "Moon and Sand" featuring Marc Antoine, David's interpretation of the Portugal hit "Feel It Still" and much more.

Ingfried Hoffmann - Hammond Bond [Recorded 1963-1966] (2007)

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Ingfried Hoffmann - Hammond Bond [Recorded 1963-1966] (2007)

Ingfried Hoffmann - Hammond Bond [Recorded 1963-1966] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 312 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 125 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06025 1730454)

Essentially, Hammond Bond is a re-release of the 1966 album From Twen with Love by German organist Ingfried Hoffmann, who was a member of Klaus Doldinger's band in the '60s. The new title (which is given the tagline "Ingfried Hoffmann plays jazz for secret agents" on the CD cover) emphasizes the fact that the original album was released to benefit from the first James Bond craze, but it makes the album appear to be more of a novelty record than it really is: From Twen with Love (the original title references the second James Bond movie, of course, and the Philips Twen label where it was first published) is an organ jazz album very much in the vein of the soul-jazz recordings popular during this time…