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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

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Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012) [Re-Up]

Jimmy Smith - Blue Note Jazz Inspiration (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 488 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 175 Mb | Scans included | 01:12:05
Hard Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Soul Jazz | Label: EMI | # 50999 009010 2 4

Jimmy Smith brought the Hammond organ into hard bop and jazz in the 1950s, and his piano-fast solo runs on the instrument have never been equaled. This warm set from Blue Note Records, the label where Smith built most of his impressive legacy, selects eight of his performances for the label, including a 20-minute (and ten second) version of "The Sermon," the bouncing "Back at the Chicken Shack," and a fun romp through "See See Rider," among other delights, making this a quick introduction to the peak creative era of this one-of-a-kind jazz artist's long career.

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

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Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}

Herbie Mann - The Beat Goes On (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27462}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 9 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1967, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27462 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Flute

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The beat goes on, and Herbie Mann gets plenty darn groovy – serving up these short, soulful tunes that really pack a sweet little punch – thanks in part to some excellent work on vibes by the young Roy Ayers! Ayers' rings out next to Herbie's flute in a very cool way – almost Latin, but a bit groovier overall, with some echoes of bossa and 60s soundtrack jazz – all mixed with deeper soul currents that are very much in the best 60s jazz spirit of Atlantic Records! Jimmy Wisner handles the arrangements, and also plays some mean piano. Titles include Dave Pike's "Dream Garden", which was arranged by Pike himself – plus Herbie Mann's "West African High Life", and Herbie Hancock's "Hey Ho" – as well as the cuts "No Matter What Shape", "More Rice Than Peas, Please", "Soul Montuno", and "The Beat Goes On".

George Benson - Body Talk (1973)

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George Benson - Body Talk (1973)

George Benson - Body Talk (1973)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 280 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 131 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (ZK 45222)

With an eye and ear on what was happening on the soul charts - James Brown in particular - Benson made a decided swerve toward R&B on this release. Indeed the JB's Pee Wee Ellis turns up as a big band arranger on three tracks, and he no doubt had a direct influence on the distinct JB groove of one of the non-big-band tunes, "Dance." It should come as no surprise by now that this formidable guitarist has no problem handling any kind of groove, although the mixed rhythm section of Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, electric pianist Harold Mabern, and percussionist Mobutu sometimes sends mixed messages. Earl Klugh has a few tasty moments on his own, and there are some reconnaissance flights back to the jazz side of George, which he handles with his usual confident aplomb.

Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) (2019)

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Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) (2019)

Patrice Rushen - Remind Me (The Classic Elektra Recordings 1978-1984) (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 500 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 187 Mb | 01:21:20
Jazz-Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Strut Records, !K7 Music

Strut present the first definitive retrospective of an icon of 1970s and ‘80s soul, jazz and disco, Patrice Rushen, covering her peerless 6-year career with Elektra / Asylum from 1978 to 1984.

Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater (1971) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90337}

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Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater (1971) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90337}

Rusty Bryant - Fire Eater (1971) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000 UCCO-90337}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 214 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 163 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1971, 2014 Prestige / Fantasy / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90337
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Organ Hammond B-3

A monster – and one of the best jazz funk albums ever on Prestige! Rusty Bryant blows his top off on this one – taking his tenor stylings out of the more staid R&B mode of earlier years, working with some younger heavy funk jazz players to craft a brilliant album of long searing tunes that's forever been one of the must-haves of the early 70s jazz funk scene! Idris Muhammad's on drums, Wilbert Longmire's on guitar, and the organ work is split between Leon Spencer and Bill Mason, both monstrously great talents, with a propensity for open-stopped hard-wailing playing! Titles include "Fire Eater", "The Hooker", "Mister S", and "Free At Last".

Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige--BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}

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Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige--BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}

Freddie Roach - The Soul Book / Mocha Motion (1966-1967) {Prestige–BGP Records CDBGPD 122 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 429 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 173 Mb
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© 1966-67, 1998 Prestige / Fantasy / BGP Records | CDBGPD 122
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Organ

As Freddie Roach's Blue Note career progressed, his work increasingly celebrated contemporary black culture, and accordingly developed a greater interest in funky, jukebox-ready grooves, a stylistic departure from his initial melodic finesse. Roach took both interests with him to Prestige, as demonstrated on The Soul Book/Mocha Motion, a U.K.-only two-fer compiling his first two albums for the label. Roach definitely brings the hard funk on parts of The Soul Book, but there's a laid-back, even meditative quality to others, which is surprising since his liner notes seem to suggest a concept album about the urban grit of Harlem.

Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection KICJ-2349}

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Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection KICJ-2349}

Johnny Hammond - Gambler's Life (1974) {2013 Japan Blu-spec CD CTI Supreme Collection KICJ-2349}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 365 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 182 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2013 CTI Records / King Records Japan | KICJ-2349
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz

Reissue features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and the latest remastering. Exposing a jazz purist to most recordings involving Fonce and Larry Mizell is much like shoving a vampire into daylight. Gambler's Life, the first of two Johnny "Hammond" Smith albums featuring the brothers' ambitious handiwork, isn't an exception. Watch a purist seek shelter in his dank cave whenever this album is within earshot. Smith switches to Fender Rhodes for most of the material, and the Mizells bring their ARPs, spirited if unpolished group vocal arrangements, wah-wah guitars, and soaring instrumental arrangements made to shine on the dancefloor. Strong throughout, the album runs as efficiently and as sweetly as any other groove-heavy album of its time.

Jason McGuiness - Empyrean Tones (2019)

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Jason McGuiness - Empyrean Tones (2019)

Jason McGuiness - Empyrean Tones (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 186 MB | Tracks: 8 | 39:32 min
Style: Jazz, Funk | Label: Common Good Records

The role of art, at it’s most brave and brazen, has always been to provide unflinching reflections of reality. Music, the purest of all art forms, has the ability to crystallize moments and make history tangible. We’re living in the midst of current and historical pain, each new individual moment of destruction and despair opens deep wounds.

War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]

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War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]

War - Life (Is So Strange) (1983) [1996, Reissue]
R&B, Jazz-Funk, Pop/Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:47 | 268,66 Mb
Label: Avenue Records (USA) | Cat.# R2 72288 | Released: 1996-07-17 (1983)

"Life (is So Strange)" is an album by War, released on RCA Victor Records in 1983. It marked the end of a continuous string of albums by the group from 1970, and they would not record another album until a decade later. The band's lineup is not stated on the cover, but composer credits suggest they had been reduced from eight members (on the previous album) to five. The pop art cover references concerns about nuclear war in Los Angeles, the group's home.

The Jazzinvaders - 3 (2010)

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The Jazzinvaders - 3 (2010)

The Jazzinvaders - 3 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 315.86 Mb | 49:23 | Covers
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: Unique Records - UNIQ181-0

Following their successful album releases ‘Up ‘n Out’ (2006) and ´Blow!´ (2008) which received rave reviews from DJs, press and audiences all over the world, the Jazzinvaders are now ready for their next ride. ‘3’ features some extraordinary guest appearances. The Dutch singer Brian Zalmijn sings on a couple of songs and the well respected Dutch guitar player Anton Goudsmith (of the New Cool Collective) contributes on two tracks.

Eddie Harris - E.H. In The U.K. (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27476}

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Eddie Harris - E.H. In The U.K. (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27476}

Eddie Harris - E.H. In The U.K. (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27476}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
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© 1973, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27476 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Groove / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Saxophone / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Following the hip strategy of the time, Eddie Harris flew to London to mix it up with some of Britain's most in-demand rockers – including guitarists Jeff Beck and Albert Lee, pianist Stevie Winwood and drummer Alan White – on this LP. Truthfully, though, most of the results aren't too different from what Harris had been recording at home at the time, with only a hint of a rock edge. If anything, the workmanlike Brits are too much on their best behavior – Beck plays with restraint and taste while Lee is jazzier and a bit flashier – making Harris seem like a wild man by comparison.

Bob James - Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)

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Bob James - Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)

Bob James - Rhodes Scholar: Jazz-Funk Classics 1974-1982 (2CD) (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 466.65 Mb + 415.77 Mb | 02:24:28 | Covers
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Country: USA | Label: Decision Records, Tappan Zee Records - DEC-CD-1103

A Bob James compilation such as this was long overdue. Rhodes Scholar collects 22 tracks he recorded for CTI and Tappan Zee, ranging from One in 1974 to One on One in 1979. The music is arranged chronologically for the most part, with derivations made for musical continuity. As much as his music, however, is the manner in which this comp showcases his development of the Fender Rhodes piano's sound as jazz-funk began to emerge in the mainstream. Disc one commences with the nocturnal, break-driven groove of "Nautilus" (the sampling favorite was originally the last track on One).

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

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Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001 [Re-Up]

Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971) Remastered Reissue 2001
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans included | 00:48:00
Soul Jazz, Jazz Funk, Soul, Poetry, Spoken Word | Label: RCA/Victor | # 74321851632

Gil Scott-Heron's 1971 album Pieces of a Man set a standard for vocal artistry and political awareness that few musicians will ever match. His unique proto-rap vocal style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists, and nowhere is his style more powerful than on the classic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." Even though the media – the very entity attacked in this song – has used, reused, and recontextualized the song and its title so many times, the message is so strong that it has become almost impossible to co-opt. Musically, the track created a formula that modern hip-hop would follow for years to come: bare-bones arrangements featuring pounding basslines and stripped-down drumbeats. Although the song features plenty of outdated references to everything from Spiro Agnew and Jim Webb to The Beverly Hillbillies, the force of Scott-Heron's well-directed anger makes the song timeless. More than just a spoken word poet, Scott-Heron was also a uniquely gifted vocalist. On tracks like the reflective "I Think I'll Call It Morning" and the title track, Scott-Heron's voice is complemented perfectly by the soulful keyboards of Brian Jackson.

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

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Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) APO Remastered 2016
Mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 231 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans included
Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPJ 084 SA | 00:41:53

Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by the American pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973, on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during evening at Wally Heider Studios and Different Fur Trading Co. in San Francisco, California. Head Hunters is a key release in Hancock's career and a defining moment in the genre of jazz. In 2003, the album was ranked number 498 in the book version of Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2007, the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry, which collects "culturally, historically or aesthetically important" sound recordings from the 20th century.

VA - The Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collection: Teen Beat (2CD) (2008) {Time-Life} **[RE-UP]**

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VA - The Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collection: Teen Beat (2CD) (2008) {Time-Life} **[RE-UP]**

VA - The Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collection: Teen Beat (2CD) (2008) {Time-Life}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 391 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 172 mb
Genre: oldies, rock'n'roll, R&B, country

The Ultimate Oldies But Goodies Collection: Teen Beat is a 2CD compilation released by Time-Life in 2008 in association with EMI Music Special Products. It consists of 32 original songs by the original artists, just listen.