Don Patterson – Why Not…

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Don was born in Columbus, Ohio, July 22, 1936. He’s now living in Philadelphia, a city that is a mecca for artists, as well as a stronghold for organist Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Trudy Pitts, just to name a few. “Fats” Waller in the late 1930′s was one of the firt to use the rogan as a jazz instrument. This is the fourth Don Patterson album on Muse Records. Don Patterson is not only a master organist, but also a talented compose. There are three of his orginals on this album. He uses the melodic, harmonic and rhythimic lines in their proper colors. Tonal colors are important when playing or mastering the organ.

Personnel: Don Patterson (Organist); Bootsi Barnes (Tenor Saxophone); Eddie McFadden (Guitar); Idris Muhammad (Drums); Virgil Jones (Trumpet).

Tracklist

01. Why Not
02. Aries
03. Dem New York Dues
04. Three Miles Out
05. Freddie Tooks, Jr.

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Sun Ra – Lanquidity

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By the time this album was recorded in 1978, Sun Ra and his Arkestra had been living in Philadelphia for a decade. They journeyed to New York City to record this project for the Philly Jazz Label. The rhythmic bearing of the music, as well as Sun Ra’s use of a Fender Rhodes electric piano (especially on the nine-and-a-half minute “Twin Stars Of Thence”), align this music with some of the post-Bitches Brew releases by Miles Davis. Ra even brought along two electric guitarists for the date, Dale Williams and Disco Kid. As late ’70s fusion-flavored jazz goes, this stands up extremely well, with its rhythmic sensibilities harking back with gusto to earlier decades in the century. The album closer is the chant-filled “There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)”–11 minutes of ever-undulating and gently propulsive groove. Ra’s piano playing is gorgeously ethereal on this number.

Tracklist

01. Lanquidity
02. Where Pathways Meet
03. That’s How I Feel
04. Twin Stars Of Thence
05. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)

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Chick Corea – Friends

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After his days as the leader of the highly successful fusion group Return To Forever, Chick Corea turned to a more traditional style in his solo career. Friends from 1978 features elements of swing, Latin music and the sensitive intimacy inherent in a small acoustic ensemble. And what an ensemble it is; no less than Joe Farrell (reeds, flute), Eddie Gomez (bass) and Steve Gadd (drums) are on hand to masterfully interpret Corea’s dynamic compositions. The results are nothing less than magnificent.

It takes little time to hear why these four virtuosos were the most in-demand musicians of their era. The opening “The One Step” offers a caressing melody by Corea on the Fender Rhodes piano, opening up into a tight, swinging solo section driven by the inimitable Gadd. The flowing “Waltz for Dave,” a tribute to Dave Brubeck, swings lightly as Farrell turns in a spectacular flute performance. Things really start to burn on “Samba Song,” a muscular Latin piece that each member executes impressively. Likewise, the fast-paced “Sicily” is a fiery samba that displays Corea’s knack for the genre. The session closes with the stunning “Cappucino,” a modern bebop tune that could only have been performed by this sensational group of Friends.

Tracklist

01. The One Step
02. Waltse For Dave
03. Children’s Song No. 5
04. Samba Song
05. Friends
06. Sicily
07. Children’s Song No. 15
08. Cappucino

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The Crusaders Albums!

In 1961, four fellows from Houston transplanted themselves to Los Angeles and added more distinctly bluesy elements to the soul jazz style with an ear-grabbing album called The Freedom Sound on the Pacific Jazz label. The band, which had been known in turn as the Swingsters, the Modern Jazz Sextet, and the Nighthawks, was now named the Jazz Crusaders. Its four co-leaders were trombonist Wayne Henderson, tenor saxophonist (and occasional bassist) Wilton Felder, pianist Joe Sample, and drummer Nesbert “Stix” Hooper.

The Jazz Crusaders sound caught on big time, and their subsequent Pacific Jazz albums rewarded them with a good deal of exposure. The band performed regularly and got plenty of airplay. One of its signature pieces, the rollickingly fast “Young Rabbits,” was even used as the musical background for a Ford Mustang TV commercial.

But as times changed, so did the Jazz Crusaders. In the late Sixties, they placed such popular numbers as the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” and “Get Back” in their repertoire, and firm backbeats began to bolster many a selection. By 1971, they decided that the word “jazz” kept them from attracting a wider listener base, and so they emerged anew with The Crusaders, Vol. 1 (Chisa), an album that openly infused jazz with pop, soul, and r&b elements.

If the Jazz Crusaders had achieved some degree of popularity, it was nothing like the crossover success that greeted the Crusaders. Such albums as Scratch, Southern Comfort, Chain Reaction, Those Southern Knights, Free as the Wind, Images, Street Life, and Royal Jam (recorded variously for the Chisa, ABC Blue Thumb, and MCA labels) sold well and brought in a deluge of new fans. Street Life’s title track provided the Crusaders with a Billboard top forty hit, reaching no. 36 in 1979.

The Crusaders’ popularity started to fade in the early Eighties, prompted by Henderson’s departure. Hooper then left as well, and by the early Nineties Sample and Felder had disbanded the group. A few years later, Henderson and Felder began performing together, first as the New Crusaders and, more recently, as the Jazz Crusaders.

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1961 – Freedom Sound
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Tracklist

01. The Geek
02. M.J.S. Funk (Alternate Version)
03. Coon (Alternate Version)
04. Freedom Sound
05. Theme From “Exodus”
06. That’s It
07. M.J.S. Funk
08. Coon

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1962 – At The Lighthouse
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01. Introduction
02. Congolese Sermon
03. Cathy’s Dilemma
04. Blues For Ramona
05. Weather Beat
06. Scandalizing
07. Appointment In Ghana
08. Penny Blue
09. Boopie

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1962 – Lookin’ Ahead
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01. Sinnin’ Sam
02. Tonight
03. 507 Neyland
04. Till All Ends
05. Tortoise And The Hare
06. In A Dream
07. Big Hunk Of Funk
08. The Young Rabbits
09. Song Of India

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1963 – Tough Talk

Tracklist

01. Deacon Brown
02. Turkish Black
03. Brahm’s Lullaby
04. Boopie
05. Tough Talk
06. No Name Samba
07. Lazy Canary
08. Lonely Horn
09. Brother Bernard

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1964 – Heat Wave
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Tracklist

01. On Broadway
02. Green Back Dollar
03. Close Shave
04. Free Sample
05. Mr Sandman
06. Heat Wave
07. Sassy
08. Theme From ‘The L Shaped Room’
09. Some Samba
10. Stix March
11. Purple Onion

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1965 – Chile Con Soul
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Tracklist

01. Agua Dulce (Sweetwater)
02. Soul Bourgeoisie
03. Ontem A Note
04. Tough Talk
05. Tacos
06. Latin Bit
07. The Breeze And I
08. Dulzura

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1965 – The Thing
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01. The Thing
02. Sunset In Mountains
03. While The City Sleeps
04. White Cobra
05. New Time Shuffle
06. Para Mi Espoza
07. Soul Kosher

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1966 – Live At The Lighthouse ’66
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Tracklist

01. Aleluia
02. Blues Up Tight
03. You Don’t Know What Love Is
04. Miss It
05. ‘Round Midnight
06. Some Other Blues
07. Scratch
08. Doin’ That Thing
09. Milestones

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1966 – Talk That Talk
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01. Walkin’ My Cat Named Dog
02. Studewood
03. I Can’t Believe You Love Me
04. There Is A Time (Le Temps)
05. Hey Girl
06. Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
07. Arrastao
08. Mohair Sam
09. Walk On By
10. 1,2,3
11. The Shadow Do
12. Turkish Black

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1966 – The Festival Album Live Newport & Pacific Jazz Festivals
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Tracklist

01. Introduction
02. Trance Dance
03. Summer’s Madness
04. Young Rabbits
05. Freedom Sound
06. Wilton’s Boogaloo
07. Half And Half

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Weather Report Albums!

Weather Report was one of the earliest and most influential Jazz-Rock groups. Keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophone player Wayne Shorter formed the group in 1971. Both had spent in time in Miles Davis’ group – Shorter played with the legendary 1960s quintet (along with Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams). Zawinul joined later, during the early days when Davis pioneered the fusion movement. Zawinul was one of the early masters of the synthesizer. Before joining Davis’ group, he played electric piano in the Cannonball Adderly quintet. The sound so impressed Davis, that he hired Zawinul and made future keyboard players play the instrument.

In addition to forming the group and composing many of their songs, they were the two constant members in the group, as many musicians passed through. One of the most famous to pass through was bassists Jaco Pastorius. Pastorius was a pioneer on the electric bass. He took it from a rhythm instrument into an important solo instrument by playing with speed and grace, often dazzling audiences with his virtuosity during unaccompanied solos . He created a slippery effect by using a fretless bass. He has influenced countless bass players to this day. He joined Weather Report in 1976 and left in 1982, forming his own group Word of Mouth. Aside from a tremendous ego, he was alcoholic and a heroine addict. He died tragically in 1987 after he instigated a fight at a bar and suffered head injuries.

Unlike many groups, Weather Report focused on a group sound, creating complex arrangements in addition to their improvised solos, which made it more difficult to distinguish between the soloist and accompanists, because they were virtuosos on their instruments, providing awe-inspiring solos, as well as accompaniment work.

The group originally included Miroslav Vitous, percussionist Airto Moreira and drummer Alphonze Mauzon. Their self-titled debut album, as well as their follow-up I sing the Body Electric, are jazz-rock classics. However, their greatest line-up was in the mid 70s when Pastorious and drummer Peter Erskine joined. This line-up put out the fine records Black Market, Mr. Gone, and Heavy Weather, which was their biggest selling album and included their most famous hit Birdland). After Erskine and Pastorious left, they were replaced by Omar Hakim and Victor Bailey, respectively. While they were fine musicians, they lacked the flamboyance and imagination as their predecessors, Their records afterward, were polished, yet detached and lacked the fire of the early works. Shorter and Zawinul disbanded the group in 1987. In 1996, rumors circulated that the Shorter and Zawinul would reunite the group, but it never happened.

While many fusion groups only lasted a few years, Weather Report lasted over fifteen.

1971 – Weather Report
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Tracklist

01. Milky Way
02. Umbrellas
03. Seventh Arrow
04. Orange Lady
05. Morning Lake
06. Waterfall
07. Tears
08. Eurydice

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1972 – I Sing The Body Electric
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Tracklist

01. Unknown Soldier
02. The Moors
03. Crystal
04. Second Sunday In August
05. Medley: Vertical Invader/T.H./Dr. Honoris Causa
06. Surucucú
07. Directions

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1972 – Live in Tokyo
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Tracklist

01. Medley: Vertical Invader/Seventh Arrow/T.H./Doctor Honoris Causa
02. Medley: Surucucu/Lost/Early Minor/Directions
03. Orange Lady
04. Medley: Eurydice/The Moors
05. Medley: Tears/Umbrellas

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1973 – Sweetnighter
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Tracklist

01. Boogie Woogie Waltz
02. Manolete
03. Adios
04. 125th Street Congress
05. Will
06. Non-Stop Home

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1974 – Mysterious Traveller
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Tracklist

01. Nubian Sundance
02. American Tango
03. Cucumber Slumber
04. Mysterious Traveller
05. Blackthorn Rose
06. Scarlet Woman
07. Jungle Book
08. Miroslav’s Tune

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1975 – Tale Spinnin’
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Tracklist

01. Man in the Green Shirt
02. Lusitanos
03. Between the Thighs
04. Badia
05. Freezing Fire
06. Five Short Stories

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1976 – Black Market
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Tracklist

01. Black Market
02. Cannon Ball
03. Gibraltar
04. Elegant People
05. Three Clowns
06. Barbary Coast
07. Herandnu

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1977 – Heavy Weather
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Tracklist

01. Birdland
02. A Remark You Made
03. Teen Town
04. Harlequin
05. Rumba Mamá
06. Palladium
07. The Juggler
08. Havona

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1978 – Mr. Gone
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Tracklist

01. The Pursuit of the Woman with the Feathered Hat
02. River People
03. Young and Fine
04. The Elders
05. Mr. Gone
06. Punk Jazz
07. Pinocchio
08. And Then

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1979 – 8:30
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Tracklist

01. Black Market
02. Scarlet Woman
03. Teen Town
04. A Remark You Made
05. Slang (Bass Solo)
06. In a Silent Way
07. Birdland
08. Thanks for the Memory (Tenor Sax Solo)
09. Medley: Badia/Boogie Woogie Waltz
10. 8:30
11. Brown Street
12. The Orphan
13. Sightseeing

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1980 – Night Passage
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Tracklist

01. Night Passage
02. Dream Clock
03. Port of Entry
04. Forlorn
05. Rockin’ in Rhythm
06. Fast City
07. Three Views of a Secret
08. Madagasar

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1982 – Weather Report
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Tracklist

01. Volcano for Hire
02. Current Affairs
04. Dara Factor One
05. When It Was Now
06. Speechless
07. Dara Factor Two

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1983 – Procession
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Tracklist

01. Procession
02. Plaza Real
03. Two Lines
04. Where The Moon Goes
05. The Well
06. Molasses Run

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1984 – Domino Theory
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Tracklist

01. Can It Be Done
02. D Flat Waltz
03. The Peasant
04. Predator
05. Blue Sound – Note 3
06. Swamp Cabbage
07. Domino Theory

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1985 – Sportin’ Life
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Tracklist

01. Corner Pocket
02. Indiscretions
03. Hot Cargo
04. Confians
05. Pearl On the Half Shell
06. What’s Going On
07. Face on the Barroom Floor
08. Ice-Pick Willy

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1986 – This Is This
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Tracklist

01. This Is This
02. Face the Fire
03. I’ll Never Forget You
04. Jungle Stuff, Part I
05. Man With the Copper Fingers
06. Consequently
07. Update
08. China Blues

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2002 – Live and Unreleased
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Tracklist

CD1
01. Freezing Fire
02. Plaza Real
03. Fast City
04. Portrait Of Tracy
05. Elegant People
06. Cucumber Slumber
07. Teen Town
08. Man In The Green Shirt
CD2
01. Black Market
02. Where The Moon Goes
03. River People
04. Two Lines
05. Cigano
06. In A Silent Way/Waterfall
07. Night Passage
08. Port Of Entry
09. Rumba Mama
10. Directions/Dr. Honoris Causa

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Sun Ra Quartet – New Steps

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New Steps is one of several albums done with this basic lineup in January of 1978. This album is billed to the Sun Ra Quartet, but it sounds like there’s a bass player present on at least some of the cuts (it could be Ra, but he’d need three hands). There are two standards amongst a program of Ra originals, and things get started with a stellar version of “My Favorite Things.” The music quickly takes its only sharp turn toward outer space as Ra introduces listeners to “Moon People,” the only track where Ra emphasizes synthesizer over piano. “Sun Steps” is a slow tune featuring some beautiful piano playing from Sun Ra. In fact, the remainder of the album is on the mellow side (“When There Is No Sun” is the only track with vocals), and features some great statements by John Gilmore and Ra. Michael Ray is in fine form as well, if somewhat less exuberant than usual. With such a small group, solo space is ample, and Luqman Ali’s understated drumming really holds things together nicely. New Steps is another fabulous release from Sun Ra, but all the Horo albums can be difficult to find.

Tracklist

01. My Favorite Things
02. Moon People
03. Sun Steps
04. Exactly Like You
05. Friend & Friendship
06. Rome At Twilight
07. When There Is No Sun
08. The Horo

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Ann Peebles Albums!

Ann Peebles (born April 27, 1947) is a singer and songwriter, best known for her Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label. Two of her better known songs are “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” and “I Can’t Stand the Rain”, popularised by cover versions by Paul Young and Eruption  respectively. “I Can’t Stand the Rain” was written by her husband, Don Bryant, former radio broadcaster, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, and Peebles.

Peebles was discovered as a talent by Gene “Bowlegs” Miller of Hi Records during a 1968 trip to sit in singing with him at a Memphis, Tennessee, nightclub. A popular local bandleader, Miller was known for also helping other musicians, such as members of the Hi Rhythm Section, get their start in the Memphis music industry. Peebles soon began penning and singing hits for the label, co-writing with label staff songwriter Don Bryant, whom she later married in 1974. Peebles released a number of commercially successful and critically well received albums produced by Willie Mitchell on Hi Records throughout the 1970s, until the rise of disco music in the late 1970s took her music  out of the limelight. Hi Records was sold in 1977, but Peebles reunited with Willie Mitchell in 1989 to produce her comeback album, Call Me.

In 2006 she released the album Brand New Classics, which consisted of re-recordings of some of her songs in an acoustic style.

1969 – This Is Ann Peebles
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Tracklist

01. Give Me Some Credit
02. Crazy About You Baby
03. Make Me Yours
04. My Man He’s A Lovin’ Man
05. Solid Foundation
06. Chain Of Fools
07. It’s Your Thing
08. Walk Away
09. Rescue Me
10. Won’t You Try Me
11. Steal Away
12. Respect
13. Part Time Love
14. I’ll Get Along
15. I Still Love You
16. Generation Gap Between Us
17. I Can’t Let You Go

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1971 – Part Time Love
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01. Part Time Love
02. Ill Get Along
03. I Still Love You
04. Make Me Yours
05. Its Your Thing
06. Generation Gap Between
07. Crazy About You
08. Give Me Some Credit
09. Steal Away
10. Solid Foundation

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1972 – Straight From The Heart
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01. Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love
02. Trouble, Heartaches & Sadness
03. What You Laid On Me
04. How Strong Is A Woman
05. Somebody’s On Your Case
06. I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home Tonight
07. I’ve Been There Before
08. I Pity The Fool
09. 99 Pounds
10. I Take What I Want

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1974 – I Can’t Stand The Rain
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01. I Can’t Stand The Rain
02. Do I Need You?
03. Until You Came Into My Life
04. (You Keep Me) Hangin’ On
05. Run, Run, Run
06. If We Can’t Trust Each Other
07. A Love Vibration
08. You Got To Feed The Fire
09. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
10. One Way Street

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1975 – Tellin’ it
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01. Come To Mama
02. I Don’t Lend My Man
03. I Needed Somebody
04. Stand By Woman
05. It Was Jealousy
06. Doctor Love Power
07. You Can’t Hold A Man
08. Beware
09. Put Yourself In My Place
10. Love Played A Game

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1977 – If This Is Heaven
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01. If This Is Heaven
02. A Good Day For Lovin’
03. I’m So Thankful
04. Being Here With You
05. Boy i Gotta Have You
06. When I’m in Your Arms
07. You’re Gonna Make Me Cry
08. Games
09. Lovin’ You Without Love
10. It Must Be Love
11. Fill This World with Love (Bonus Track)

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1978 – Handwriting Is On The Wall
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01. Old Man With Young Ideas
02. Bim Bam Thank Your Man
03. The Handwriting Is On The Wall
04. I Didn’t Take Your Man
05. You’ve Got The Papers
06. Lookin’ For a Lovin’
07. You Are More Than I Can Stand
08. Livin’ In Lovin’ Out
09. If I Can’t See You
10. Let Your Love Light Shine On Me

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1988 – Call Me
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01. Call Me
02. Buckle Up
03. Didn’t We Do It
04. Your Well’s Gone Dry
05. One Bad Turn
06. I Found Somebody New
07. If You’re Going To Leave
08. I Like a Man
09. I Won’t Let Your Heart Down

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1992 – Full Time Love
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01. Bouncin’ Back
02. St. Louis Woman (With a Memphis Melody)
03. Read Me My Rights
04. Full Time Lover
05. Fear No Evil
06. Nobody But You
07. Ain’t No Business Like Your Business
08. I Miss You
09. Just You Just Me
10. He’s My Superman
11. I Can’t Stand The Rain

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1996 – Fill This World With Love
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01. I’m Yours
02. Fill This World With Love
03. When I’m Over You
04. Stand Up
05. Friends
06. I Don’t Think That I Can Last Tonight
07. Medley Fired Up
08. Walk Away
09. Give Me Some Credit Where It’s Due
10. I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love
11. I Pity The Fool
12. Bip Bam Thank You Ma’am
13. Ninety-Nine Pounds
14. One Way Street
15. I Wouldn’t Take Nothing For One Moment I’ve Spent With You

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2006 – Brand New Classics
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01. I’ll Get Along
02. (You Keep Me) Hanging On
03. I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
04. I Want to Know What Love Is
05. Walk Away
06. Steal Away I Still Love You
07. Handwritting Is On The Wall
08. Love Vibration
09. I’m So Thankful
10. Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
11. Chase These Blues Away
12. Miss You
13. Tears In Heaven
14. I Can’t Stand The Rain
15. Spread

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Franco D’Andrea & The Modern Art Trio – Modern Art Trio

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01. Urw
02. Frammento
03. Un Posto all’Ombra
04. Ain’t Necessarily So
05. Echi
06. Beatwitz

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Lester Bowie – African Children

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Trumpet, fluegelhorn, kelphorn, vocals, percussion, composer, born 11 October 1941 in Frederick, Maryland. Met future wife Fontella Bass in an R&B band after military service. Worked in St. Louis and later moved to Chicago in 1966 where he formed Art Ensemble of Chicago with Roscoe Mitchell. Brilliant trumpet player who had a flair for the theatrical side in concert. African Children is a double LP by Lester Bowie recorded for the Italian Horo label and released in 1978. It features performances by Bowie, Arthur Blythe, Amina Claudine Myers, Malachi Favors, and Phillip Wilson.

Tracklist

01. Amina
02. Captain Courageous
03. Tricky Slicky
04. Chili Macdonald
05. For Fela

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Michal Urbaniak – Ecstasy

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Michał Urbaniak is a Polish jazz musician and composer born in Warsaw, playing mainly the violin, lyricon and saxophone during concerts and recordings. He played a central role in the development of jazz fusion in the 1970s and 1980s, and has introduced elements of folk, R&B, hip hop, and symphonic music to jazz.

for more info check: www.michalurbaniak.com

Tracklist

01. Body Rub
02. Free
03. Ecstasy
04. Just A Funky Feeling
05. Want’s Ta Make You Feel Good
06. A Day In The Park
07. French Kiss
08. Creation

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Pharoah Sanders – Love Will Find A Way

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Once you’ve heard the sound of Pharoah Sanders’ tenor saxophone, you never forget it; impossibly rich and full of overtones, it wrings every bit of emotion out of each note. Pharoah has gained a devoted following since his days with John Coltrane, and his work for Impulse during the early ’70s in particular has been lovingly reissued; however, his albums for Arista in the late ’70s have been out of print for years. One big reason for that is that they are the most controversial of his career; that same devoted fan base could not believe its ears when this free jazz icon went the jazz-funk “quiet storm” route! But the blend—some would say collision—of the two aesthetics produced, on Love Will Find a Way, a unique album that has gained quite the cult following over the years; that it features two other legends in their own right, drummer/producer/singer Norman Connors and vocalist Phyllis Hyman, certainly doesn’t hurt! We’re reissuing this lost classic with original art and new liner notes with quotes from Pharoah.

Tracklist

01. Love Will Find a Way
02. Pharomba
03. Love Is Here
04. Got To Give It
05. As You Are
06. Answer Me My Love-Everything I Have Is Good

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Brian Bennett – Voyage (A Journey Into Discoid Funk)

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A voyage from Brian Bennett – indeed a trip into disco and funk inspired rhythms, as the subtitle lets us know, but also plenty synthy rock, jazz and proggy elements – a Voyage worth taking from the sound library genius Bennett! The synths and keyboards by Francis Monkman is the secret weapon on this effort for sure – percussionist/producer/arranger Bennett is the guiding force, but the sound of those keys and synths are the neon bright leading light, while Bennett’s percussion and Alan Jone’s bass bring a nice funky bottom end. Titles include “Voyage”, “Solstice”, “Chain Reaction”, “Pendulum Force”, “Air Quake” and “Ocean Glide”.

Tracklist

01. Voyage
02. Solstice
03. Chain Reaction
04. Pendulum Force
05. Air Quake
06. Ocean Glide

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Eddie Russ – Take A Look At Yourself

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01. Take A Look At Yourself
02. Don’t Ask My Neighbours
03. Tea Leaves
04. Interlude
05. I Want To Be Somebody
06. Feelin’ Fine
07. I Heard That
08. Lay Back

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Gaston – My Queen

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GASTON IS A DANCE PARTY! Versatility in repertoire from beach music to rock n’ roll to 70′s/80′s and Mo-Town they will keep your dance floor packed. They’ve toured with such greats as Marvin Gaye, Roger Troutman and Zapp, New Edition, Jesse Johnson, Teena Marie and Kool & the Gang. Their two albums and three single releases in the early 1980′s gained them a large and loyal following which they still enjoy. In the wedding and private party market, they are considered one of the hottest acts around. To top it off, they will play your entire event without taking a break!

Gaston is: Jerry Reid – Saxophone, Guitar, Bass Guitar, keyboards and back up vocals Quincy Huitt – Guitar, Keyboards, Lead and Back up Vocals Randy Hudson – Trumpet, Trumbone, Keyboards, Lead and Back up Vocals William Fewell–Drums and Back up Vocals.

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Tracklist

01. Magnificent Choo Choo
02. Fantasy Garden
03. Clock In
04. My Dreams
05. My Queen
06. Clap Song
07. Love & Affection

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Prince Phillip Mitchell – Make it Good

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The long-overdue full length debut from Phillip Mitchell — an artist who cut some great singles over the course of the 70s, and also wrote a fair bit of classics for other, bigger name acts! Phillip did some of his earlier work of the decade in both Memphis and Muscle Shoals — but he also had a key relationship with Norman Connors as well, who helped Mitchell take his southern roots into even more sophisticated soul territory! Mitchell produced the album himself — and arranged with Paul Riser and McKinley Jackson — and the overall sound is a wonderful blend of deeply personal vocals with smoother mellow soul grooves — a really top-shelf affair all the way through, and the kind of album that’s only finally getting its due many years later! Tracks include “Star in the Ghetto”, “You’re All I Got In the World”, “Falling From Heaven”, and “If I Can’t Be Your Man”. CD also features the bonus track “What Part Of Heaven Do You Come From”.

Tracklist

01. Star In The Ghetto
02. You’re All I Got In The World
03. One On One
04. Falling From Heaven
05. You’ll Throw Bricks At Him
06. Make It Good
07. If I Can’t Be Your Man
08. Only Smoke Remains

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Blair – Nightlife

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Tracklist

01. Nightlife
02. Hey Sexy Mama
03. Who Is Blair
04. You Are My Whole Life Baby
05. Virgo Princess
06. We Need Love
07. They Blow My Mind

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Timothy Wilson – Timothy Wilson

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Tracklist

01. Sugarland Express
02. Follow Me
03. Keep It Up Don’t Let It Go Down
04. Gotta Fall In Love Again
05. (Wear Your) Red Dress (Tight)
06. It’s Love Bay
07. Who Babe
08. We Just Can’t Help It

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Gil Scott-Heron Albums!

Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is an American  poet, musician, and author  known primarily for his late 1970s and early 1980s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. On his influence, Allmusic  wrote “Scott-Heron’s unique proto-rap style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists”.

1970 – Small Talk at 125th & Lenox Ave

Tracklist

01. Intro
02. The Revolution will not be televised
03. Omen
04. Brother
05. Comment #1
06. Small Talk At 125th And Lenox
07. The Subject Was Faggots
08. Evolution (And Flashback)
09. Plastic Pattern People
10. Whitey On The Moon
11. The Vulture
12. Enough
13. Paint It Black
14. Everyday

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1971 – Pieces Of A Man

Tracklist

01. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
02. Save The Children
03. Lady Day and John Coltrane
04. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
05. When You Are Who You Are
06. I Think I’ll Call It Morning
07. Pieces Of Man
08. A Sign Of The Ages
09. Or Down You’ll Fall
10. The Needles Eye
11. The Prisoner

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1972 – Free Will

Tracklist

01. Free Will
02. The Middle Of Your Day
03. The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues
04. Speed Kills
05. Did You Hear What They Said
06. The King Alfred Plan
07. No Knock
08. Wiggy
09. Ain’t No New Thing
10. Billy Green Is Dead
11. Sex Education Ghetto Style
12. … And Then He Wrote Meditations

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1974 – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Winter in America

Tracklist

01. Peace Go With You, Brother
02. Rivers Of My Fathers
03. A Very Precious Time
04. Back Home
05. The Bottle
06. Song For Bobby Smith
07. Your Daddy Loves You
08. H2Ogate Blues
09. Peace Go With You, Brother
10. Winter In America (Live)
11. Song For Bobby Smith (Alternate)
12. Your Daddy Loves You (Live)
13. The Bottle / Guan Guanco (Live)

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1974 – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

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01. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
02. Sex Education – Ghetto Style
03. The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues
04. No Knock
05. Lady Day And John Coltrane
06. Pieces Of A Man
07. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
08. Brother
09. Save The Children
10. Whitey On The Moon
11. Did You Hear What They Said
12. When You Are Who You Are
13. I Think I’ll Call It Morning
14. A Sign Of The Ages
15. Or Down You Fall
16. The Needle’s Eye
17. The Prisoner

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1975 – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – The First Minute Of A New Day

Tracklist

01. Offering
02. The Liberation Song (Red, Black and Green)
03. Must Be Something
04. Ain’t No Such Thing As Superman
05. Pardon Our Analysis (We Beg Your Pardon)
06. Guerrilla
07. Winter In America
08. Western Sunrise
09. Alluswe
10. A Talk Bluesology Black History Jaws The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
11. Winter In America (Solo Version)

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1976 – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – From South Africa to South Carolina

Tracklist

01. Johannesburg
02. A Toast To The People
03. The Summer Of’42
04. Beginnings (The Frist Minute Of a New Day)
05. South Carolina (Barnwell)
06. Essex
07. Fell Together
08. A Lovely Day
09. Johannesburg (live)
10. South Carolina (live)
11. Save The Children
12. Let Me See Your I.D.

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1976 – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – It’s Your World

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01. It’s Your World
02. Possum Slim
03. New York City
04. 17th Street
05. Trane
06. Must Be Something
07. Home Is Where The Hatred…
08. Bicentennial Blues
09. The Bottle
10. Sharing

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1977 – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Bridges

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01. Hello Sunday! Hello Road!
02. Song Of The Wind
03. Racetrack In France
04. Vildgolia (Deaf, Dumb & Blind)
05. Under The Hammer
06 We Almost Lost Detroit
07. Tuskegee #626
08. Delta Man (Where I’m Coming From)
09. 95 South (All Of The Places We’ve Been)

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1978 – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Secrets

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01. Angel Dust
02. Madison Avenue
03. Cane
04. Third World Revolution
05. Better Days Ahead
06. Three Miles Down
07. Angola, Louisiana
08. Show Bizness
09. A Prayer For Everybody To Be Free

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1979 – The Mind Of Gil Scott-Heron

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01. H2O Gate Blues
02. We Beg Your Pardon (Pardon Our Analysis)
03. The New Deal
04. Jose Campos Torres
05. The Ghetto Code (Dot Dot Dit Dit Dot Dash)
06. Bicentennial Blues

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1980 – Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – 1980

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01. Shut Um Down
02. Alien (Hold On To Your Dreams)
03. Willing
04. Corners
05. 1980
06. Push Come To Shove
07. Shah Mot
08. Late Last Night

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1980 – Real Eyes

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01. The train from Washington
02. Not needed
03. Waiting for the axe to fal
04. Combinations
05. A legend in his own mind
06. You could be my brother
07. The klan
08. Your daddy loves you (for Gia Louise)

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1982 – Moving Target

Tracklist

01. Fast Lane
02. Washington D.C.
03. No Exit
04. Blue Collar
05. Explanations
06. Ready or No
07. Black History- The World

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1994 – Minister of Information

Tracklist

01. Washington D.C.
02. Save The Children (Live)
03. Gun
04. Blue Collar
05. Alien (Hold On To Your Dream)
06. Winter In America
07. The Bottle

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1994 – Spirits

Tracklist

01. Message To The Messengers
02. Spirits
03. Give Her A Call
04. Lady’s Song
05. Spirits Past
06. The Other Side, Part I
07. The Other Side, Part II
08. The Other Side, Part III
09. Work For Peace
10. Don’t Give Up

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1998 – Ghetto Style

Tracklist

01. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
02. Or Down You Fall
03. The Needle’s Eye
04. I Think I’ll Call It Morning
05. When You Are Who You Are
06. Save The Children
07. Did You Hear What They Said?
08. Free Will
09. Speed Kills
10. Middle Of Your Day
11. Pieces Of A Man
12. A Sign Of The Ages
13. The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues
14. Lady Day & John Coltrane
15. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
16. No Knock
17. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Early Version)
18. Sex Education: Ghetto Style
19. Small Talk At 125th & Lenox
20. King Alfred Plan
21. Billy Green Is Dead

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2010 – I’m New Here
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Tracklist

01. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 1)
02. Me And The Devil
03. I’m New Here
04. Your Soul And Mine
05. Parents (Interlude)
06. I’ll Take Care Of You
07. Being Blessed (Interlude)
08. Where Did The Night Go
09. I Was Guided (Interlude)
10. New York Is Killing Me
11. Certain Things (Interlude)
12. Running
13. The Crutch
14. I’ve Been Me (Interlude)
15. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 2)

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Weather Report – Mr. Gone

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01. The Pursuit Of The Woman With The Feathered Hat
02. River People
03. Young And Fine
04. The Elders
05. Mr. Gone
06. Punk Jazz
07. Pinocchio
08. And Then

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Rasa – Everything You See Is Me

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Tracklist

01. Everything You See Is Me
02. Questions In My Mind
03. A Perfect Love
04. Just For Believing
05. Chanting
06. Within The Sound
07. When Will The Day Come
08. The Dream Is Over

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