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Barrie K Sharpe : Rhythm Rhyme Revolution #2

It is his vision of creating a soul/jazz/afro funk hybrid combined with talented musicians who bring the music to the fore and add such depth on the album,lovingly crafted and well thought out.There are many highlights here on RRR#2

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Zapp : The New Zapp 1V U

Robinsongs follow on with their second bout of Zapp funk in the shape of this new sterling release combining the two albums, “The New Zapp IV U” ( 1985) and 'Vibe' (1989) 28 tracks featuring the singles

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Brooklyn Funk Esentials : No Strings

Brooklyn Funk Essentials get out of the blocks early and lay down their remit for 2019with this dope slice of mid tempo disco boogie brilliance.

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David Dower Trio : Made In Sofia

It reinforces Dower's position as one of Australia's brightest jazz ensemble leaders.Down under cannot and will not contain him, here he flexes his considerable talent on the international stage

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Tower Of Power: You Ought To Be Havin Fun - The Columbia/Epic Anthology

When it comes to funk and soul you could say this band are at the very pinnacle of excellence in this, their chosen field...

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The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club : Vol 6

Seems like Santa's got a brand new bag and Freestyle and their wonder elves have bought you their best possible selection even better and more nourishing than a Kellogg's mini 12 pack

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The Soul Immigrants: She Does It Right ( Ft.Ciyo Brown)

His sense of rhythm is strong and his phrases swing with a majestically resonant tone not unlike Ernest Ranglin or even Wes Montgomery. What I like about their version is they've not tried to copy jimmy Cliff...

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Mingus : Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden

When you think of icons of jazz on their particular instrument who would you pick? John Coltrane comes to mind on sax,Bill Evans Piano,Art Blakey drums but who on bass?

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Gérald Toto : Sway

Title track 'Sway' does exactly that like crashing waves on a beach at sunset.Toto comes up with unusual chord structures that suit his floating,soothing voice,this man has a lilt that could charm any summer breeze

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Lee 'Scratch'Perry &The Upsetters : The Upsetter/Scratch The Upsetter Again

Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jamaica’s mad scientist, studio genius is quite simply a legend and these two seminal Trojan Records albums exemplify the golden age of the reggae explosion of the late 60's.Practice your moonstomp to such skank

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