Sunday, March 15, 2015

Jimmy Takeuchi - The Exciting Drumming Beat Pops Vol. 2 by Be Hard Bop



Compilation dedicated to the japanese jazz drummer Jimmy Takeuchi & his legendary Exciters group, in a selection of several popular killer tunes released for the famous Toshiba 'DRUM DRUM DRUM' serie, also known for its singular sexy covers. All tracks were recorded between 1968 to the early seventies, contain demonstrations of powerful drum technic made of frantic beats & ingenious breaks, speaking in a skillful blend of Japanese Pop, Rock&Roll, Jazz & Soul music. Titles include pop cover songs, classics of Surf Music from the Ventures or the Surfaris and Rock 'N' Roll standards from Elvis Presley, The Beatles or The Animals.

Compiled & Mixed by Be Hard Bop

Jimmy Takeuchi - The Exciting Drumming Beat Pops by Be Hard Bop



Compilation dedicated to the japanese jazz drummer Jimmy Takeuchi & his legendary Exciters group, in a selection of several popular killer tunes released for the famous Toshiba 'DRUM DRUM DRUM' serie, also known for its singular sexy covers. All tracks were recorded between 1968 to the early seventies, contain demonstrations of powerful drum technic made of frantic beats & ingenious breaks, speaking in a skillful blend of Japanese Pop, Rock&Roll, Jazz & Soul music. Titles include pop cover songs, classics of Surf Music from the Ventures or the Surfaris and Rock 'N' Roll standards from Elvis Presley, The Beatles or The Animals

Compiled & Mixed by Be Hard Bop

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Be Hard Bop - A Soul Flavor



Rare Deep Soul & Funk Vibes released between 1966 & 1971

Compiled & Mixed by Be Hard Bop

Fabiano Orchestra - Butterfly Island


Year : 2013/1980
Label :  Superfly Records/Franck R. Records
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Fusion

Superb Superfly reissue of rare French West Indies treasure recorded at Paradise Studio & mixed at Platinium Factory in New York. Fabiano Orchestra is a Jazz Fusion créole group based in Guadeloupe and playing in the pure Jazz Funk style "à la Hancock". Led by drummer Jean François Fabiano, the band consists of a percussionists ensemble and a brilliant american line-up featuring Clifford Jordan, Hannibal Peterson, Carter Jefferson from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers. Titles include the Half Moon Bay featuring Bill Frizzell guitar solo, the Fo Ça Changé played in creole style, the spiritual Pointe des Chateaux or the reggae rockers Rastaman Rock feat. Bunny brissett (former chorist for the Sly&Robbie band). All tracks composed & arranged by JF Fabiano except For ça Changé by Gilbert Coco, Pointe des Chateaux by Clifford Jordan & Fusion (Manhattan Pulse) written with Bruce Carrington.

J. F. Fabiano_drums, percussions
Guito Jean Jacques & T.M. Stevens_bass
Calvin Bell & Gilbert Coco_guitar
Steve Robbin_electric Piano, Mini Moog, clavinet
Clifford Jordan_flute
Carter Jefferson_soprano & tenor saxophone
Chambers Stowe_percussions
Hannibal Marvin Peterson_trumpet
Bunny Brissett-Fabiano_vocals 

And More...  

01. Half Moon Bay
02. Fo That Changed
03. Creole
04. Rastaman Rock
05. West Indian Meditation
06. Butterfly Island
07. Fusion (Manhattan Pulse)
08. Pointe Des Châteaux

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Voices Of Darkness (Self-titled)


Year : 1974
Label : Afrodisia
Genre : Soul, Rock
Style : Afrobeat, Funk/Soul

Voices of the Afro-Soul with a lot of James Brown influences by a cameroonian combo based in Lagos, Nigeria, returned to the light thanks to Voodoo Funk. Spotted by their live performance in nightclubs, Voices Of Darkness started in 1972, the band led by Joe Brown, was formed in Douala around Cel Anderson, Emmanuel Ebot & Paul Mony and later will be joined by two the nigerians, Denise Kenneth & Emmanuel Ovo. Titles include only original songs composed by the group, all lyrics in english except  Bonjour Cherie recorded in the french vocable.   

Joe Brown_organ, guitar, vocal
Denise Kenneth_alto saxophone, percussion
Cel Anderson_bass, vocals
Emmanuel Ovo_trumpet, congas
Emmanuel Ebot_congas, timbales, vocals 
Paul Mony_drums

01. We Gonna Make It   
02. No More Tears To Cry   
03. Caution   
04. I Was Loving You Lucy   
05. Mota Ginya   
06. Bonjour Cherie   
07. We Are Origins Of Africa

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Full Moon Ensemble Featuring Claude Delcloo ‎– Crowded With Loneliness


Year : 1970
Label : CBS
Serie : ATK
Genre : Jazz
Style : Fusion, Free Improvisations

When Free Jazz meets the Beat generation in a great Spiritual Jazz session recorded in 1969, performed by the Full Moon Ensemble, and featuring the avant-garde drummer Claude Delcloo. Best known as the group of Archie Shepp, during his live performance at Juan Les Pins Jazz Festival in 1970, Full moon Ensemble was formed by Joseph Déjean & Claude Delcloo, the main composers for the group. Claude Delcloo is also known as the founder of BYG Records & Actuel magazine, champion of counterculture in the late sixties in France. Deeply influenced by John Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders's compositions, the collective plays progressive jazz associated to some protest music based on esoteric poetry from american poet Bob Kaufman. Titles include the Samba Miaou suite selected in the Spiritual Jazz Series (vol.3) from JAZZMAN RECORDS and the compilation created by Digger's Digest, Mobilisation Générale, released in 2013 for french independant label, Born Bad Records.

Claude Delcloo_drums
Joseph Déjean_guitar
Ron Miller_bass
Martine Toureil_electric piano 
Gérard Coppéré_flute, sopranino, soprano & tenor saxophone
Jeff Sicard_flute, bass clarinet, alto & tenor saxophone
Sarah_vocals, percussion

01. Tribute To Bob Kaufman
  • 43 W. 87th Street Sur Mémoires De Guerre
  • Samba Miaou
  • Samba Miaou Sur Renvoyez-Les
  • Samba Miaou Sur Benediction
  • 43 W. 87th Street Sur Peut-Être"

02. W. 85th Street
03.  King Kong

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Various - Nippon Girls 2 : Japanese Pop-Beat & Rock'N'Roll 1966-70


Year : 2014
Label : Big Beat Records
Serie : Big Beat International 
Genre : Pop, Rock, Latin
Style : Bossa Nova, Psychedelic

More Rock 'N' Roll spirit from the Far-East, a psychedelic trip compiled by Sheila Burgel for Big Beat International. Nippon Girls 2 brings together twelve incredible pop songs, recorded between 1966-1970 by some queens of the GS music (for 'Group Sounds'). Titles include the classics Mini Mini Girl & Sake Na Machi (the both selected by Yasuharu Konishi from Pizzicato Five, for his cult japanese pop compilation, Good Night Tokyo, released under Readymade Records in 2000), You Don't Know Baby, the furiously psychedelic Watashi Ga Kemeko Yo & the Bossa, Warui Kuse. As the first volume, an enhanced CD edition is available with 24 tracks including the songs presented here.

01. Kayoko Ishu - Bazazz No.1
02. Reiko Mari - Saike Na Machi (Psychedelic Town)
03. Linda Yamamoto - Furi Furi 5
04. Mari Henmi - Daniel Mon Amour
05. Chiyo Okumura -  Koi Gurui (Crazy Love)
06. Emy JacksonBlue Comets - Namida No Go Go (You Don't Know Baby)
07. Katsuko Kanai - Mini Mini Girl
08. Akiko Wada - Boy & Girl
09. Kemeko Matsudaira - Watashi Ga Kemeko Yo
10. Akiko Nakamura - Namida No Mori No Monogatari
11. The Peanuts - Tokyo No Hito
12. Kazumi Yasui - Warui Kuse
 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Seatbelts - See You Space Cowboy...by Be Hard Bop



Compilation bringing together some of the best Jazz original songs recorded for the Cowboy Bebop animated serie & Knockin' On Heaven's Door movie directed by Shin'ichirō Watanabe. A part of the songs were recorded & mixed at studio Rudy Van Gelder with american musicians as Mark Soskin (pianist who played with Billy cobham, Herbie man, was sideman for Sonny Rollins), Paul Shapiro (saxophone), Booker King (bass), Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Bobby Previte (drums) & Josh Roseman (trombone) from Brooklyn Funk Essentials. While the others songs were performed & recorded at Victor Studio in Tokyo with the Yoko Kanno group, The Seatbelts, specially formed for the occasion featuring Yoko Kanno (keyboards), Yasuo Sano (drums), Hitoshi Watanabe (bass), Tsuneo Imahori (guitar), Masato Honda (saxophone), Tulivu-Donna Cumberbatch (vocal) & many others. All tracks are composed & arranged by Yoko Kanno.

Compiled & Mixed by Be Hard Bop

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