Friday, June 14, 2013

Doris - Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby


Year : 1970
Label : Odeon/EMI
Genre : Jazz
Style : Pop, Jazz Funk/Soul Jazz

Mr. Bongo's Holy Grail reissue of rare Swedish jazz groove included in the influences of Björk. The swedish songtress Doris Svensson, recorded her second album (her first in English) in collaboration with swedish arranger & organist Berndt Egerbladh at EMI studios in Stockholm. It includes the classics Don't, Beatmaker, the Jazz Rock tune You Never Come Closer and I Wish I knew based on Nina Simone' I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free. All tracks are arranged & conducted by Berndt Egerbladh.

Doris_vocal
Berndt Egerbladh_organ
Lukas Lindholm_bass
Bengt Karlsson_guitar
Jan Karlsson_drums

01. Did You Give The World Some Love Today, Baby
02. I Wish I Knew
03. Grey Rain Of Sweden
04. Waiting At The Station 
05. Don't
06. Daisies
07. You Never Come Closer   
08. Whispering Pine   
09. I'm Pushing You Out   
10. Won't You Take Me To The Theatre   
11. Beatmaker  
12. Bath 


Marvin Peterson And The Soulmasters In Concert


Year : 1969
Label : Century Records
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz

Rare groove press recording based on first official live performance of the american jazz trumpetist Marvin 'Hannibal' Peterson. Recorded at the Burning Bush (Denton, Texas) in november 1968, The Soulmaster Concert was performed with his first group, with which he started his career as a bandleader. All titles are oriented in the pure Soul Jazz style including the the two great covers Summertime by George Gershwin & I Can't Stand It by James Brown. 

Marvin Peterson_trumpet & vocal
Eugene Carrier_organ & tambourine  
Eugene Murray & Richard Thompson_bass
Emry Thomas_drums
Mike Campbell_alto saxophone
Tim Peterson_tenor & alto saxophone, flute
Cleveland Gay_trombone

01. Groove For Otis            
02. Five Foot Even            
03. Conversation       
04. Our Groove   
05. Summertime       
06. I Can't Stand It

Sammy, Freedom Unity - Salute To Soul


Year : 1971
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Master Sonic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Blues Rock

Sammy is the pseudonym of Masami Chino,  prolific japanese female rock singer from Soul to Psychedelic rock  who was active in the seventies. She sings it well known Jazz, Pop, Rock, Soul, Rhythm & Blues from british and american covers song and jazz standards (her voice tone can be situated between Janis Joplin and Grace Slick). Introduced in the japanese jazz rock scene, she started to work with the legendary Freedom Unity (a jazz quartet formed by Hiromasa Suzuki and Akira Ishikawa) and collaborated with Jiro Inagaki on several albums as Wandering Birds (1971). Later, she also worked with Akira Ishikawa' Count Buffalo band for Soul & Soul (1972). It's the second collaboration with The Freedom Unity, after Dynamic Rock (1971), the group is surrounded by a string section plus additional guitarist (probably Kimio Mizutani)  and arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki.

Masami Chino_vocal
Akira Ishikawa_drums
Hiromasa Suzuki_keyboards
Kunimitsu Inaba_bass
Takeru Muraoka_tenor & soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone

01. The House Of The Rising Sun
02. Summertime
03. What I'm Living For
04. Trouble Blues
05. I Love You More Than Than You'll Ever Know
06. St. James Infirmary
07. Nobody's Fault But Mine
08. Willow Weep For Me
09. See See Rider
10. I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl
11. Hey Jude

King Curtis - Live At Fillmore West


Year : 1971
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz, Soul
Style : Soul Jazz, Funk/Soul

Last live performance for the saxophonist King Curtis featuring Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie, Cornell Dupree and the "fifth" Beatles, the organist Billy Preston. Surrounded by the famous Atlantic brass band, The Memphis Horns and backing band, The Kingpins, King Curtis revisits the Soul & Pop standards including A Whiter Shade Of Pale, I Stand Accused, Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin and his 1967 Soul Hit Memphis Soul Stew.

Jerry Jemmott_bass                       
Cornell Dupree_guitar                   
Billy Preston_organ                     
Bernard Purdie_drums                  
Pancho Morales_congas                
Truman Thomas_piano
                
01. Memphis Soul Stew
02. A Whiter Shade Of Pale  
03. Whole Lotta Love  
04. I Stand Accused    
05. Changes    
06. Ode To Billie Joe   
07. Mr. Bojangles  
08. Signed Sealed Delivered, I'm Yours   
09. Soul Serenade

Jiro Inagaki & His Friends - Funky Best


Year : 1975
Label : Nippon Columbia
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk

Jiro Inagaki continues his Jazz Funk orientation started in 1973 with In The Groove and Funky Stuff (1974) LPs. This cover album is based on the grooviest amercian Soul Funk band among others Funkadelic, Fatback Band, Kool & The Gang or Ohio Players. It features slapping bass of Isao Eto, funky grooves hands of Kentaro Haneda, 'colgen' arranger Hiromasa Suzuki, singer & keyboardist Akira Yasuda  and percussionist Larry Sunaga. Titles include broadway rock musical Hair, Stevie Wonder' Living For The City, Billy Preston' Outa Space, Loose Booty by Sly & The Family Stone. Arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki and Jiro himself.

Akira Yasuda_vocal & keyboards
Jiro Inagaki_tenor & soprano saxophone, flute
Kentaro Haneda_keyboards & synthetisor
Hiroshi Yasukawa & Tada Isamu_guitar
Isao Eto & Minami Masayuki_bass
Koji Takeda & Jun Kiguchi _drums
Larry Sunaga_percussion

01. I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky
02. Boogie Joe The Grinder
03. Machine Gun
04. Hair
05. Express
06. Jungle Boogie
07. Living For The City
08. Loose Booty
09. Fire
10. Outa Space
11. Funky Stuff

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Kentaro Haneda - Space Adventure Cobra (Original Soundtrack)


Year : 1982
Label : Nippon Columbia
Genre : Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style : Jazz Funk

Original Soundtrack of the popular animated serie 'Space Adventure Cobra', broadcasted by Fuji TV from october 1982 to may 1983, and based on the Buichi Terasawa's manga, Cobra, published between 1978 & 1984. Space Adventure Cobra is entirely performed by organist Kentaro Haneda surrounded by a string ensemble, the Nippon Columbia Orchestra, and featuring Yuji Ohno, likewise recruited for compositions and arrangements of the opening song (Cobra) & ending credits (Secret Desire). Titles include Smooth Jazz & Fusion Funk as evidenced the funky tracks, Heiwa E No Datsushûtsu & Rush Hour. Fusion Funk with strings section performed by the Nippon Columbia Orchestra. All tracks are composed, arranged & performed by Kentaro Haneda except those mentioned.

01. Secret Desire (Instrumental)
02. Cobra
03. Heiwa E No Datsushûtsu
04. Pastoral
05. Cosmic Dust
06. Window Shopping
07. Rush Hour
08. My Blue Little Angel
09. Twilight Memory
10. Seesaw Game
11. Yûhi Ni Sei Wo Mukete
12. Mirage
13. Joyful Voyage
14. Special Moment
15. Akuma No Sasayaki
16. Secret Desire 


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