Not my Rip...but don't see this out in Blogland...Bulgarian Flautist Simeon Shterev's LP from 1978. This is a great Album from start to finish....loads of nice Flute loads of Rhodes Piano....Great Musicianship from a nice tight Quartet playing catchy funky H H Headhunters / RTF type tunes! Well worth a Re-Issue...if you haven't already got it I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I do. Six great tracks including a nice covers of Stanley Clarke's 'Bass Folksong' and Chick Corea's 'Senor Mouse'. Standouts for me being Sunset/Sunrise, Memory and Sunbeam.. Enjoy BulgarianLoveliness!
From 1978 'GIANTS' ! Oop, no CD release. This LP is basically a coming together of the late 60's early 70's Santana Band, with guests.....Herbie Hancock, Lee Oskar (War) etc...... Bit of a 50/50 Album with 3 good tracks and 3 so & so's. Half Latin, half Disco funk influence. The Latin being the best tracks in my humble opinion. Worth alone though for 'Pancho Villa' .The other 2 standouts for me being 'Kilimanjaro/Summit' and 'Fried Neckbones and Home Fries'. Not my rip but the first time I've seen available in FLAC. (Vinyl) Use my Link or go to the Original upload here with 3 more Links:
http://www.israbox.com/1146513442-giants-giants-1978.html Thanks goes to the uploader of this Flac LP.....who ever you may be ! Enjoy!
German Fusion band Varis...only LP I know of no info found on Discogs. This was posted on prognotfrog but the link is long dead. This is not my rip was taken from a Russian music share site so is in mp3 @ 320. Flutes,Horns, Rhodes etc..Some fragile sounding vocals on Track 4 'Moonlight Voice'..which I didn't like at first but grew on me with each listen. All in all a nice Album that deserves to be Out There...give it a go! Track 2 is My fav'...The Melancholy Horn laden 'Ophelia'
VA - FLOATING WITH THE JAPANESE - COMP 2 My second Mix. By no means definitive...just what I've sifted out to date.This 'to date' mix I have saved in Winamp I burnt to a CD then ripped back in Wav.....Hence the big File.(now also in 320!) Most where Flac from my collection and some Mp3 dloads from other Blogs etc....(Thanks goes out to the bloggers!)
I use music to relax therefore I lean towards Mellow, Melancholy and generally low BPM tracks...preferably containing Fender Rhodes piano....and that's what you'll find in the Mix. This is a GREAT (Even If I do say so myself) Mix in that vein. I'm sure you'll enjoy!!...Mostly Instrumental...with Loads of Rhodes..fantastic memorable melodies,and the odd vocal accompaniment...shit... even Minnie rip's in there...may contain a few SURPRISES.....Load up...Lay Back....and Float with the Japanese !!
Relax....Tanoshimi (Wav) ! @320 ! Comments on this one...Please!!
Over to former GDR for 2 Lp's from Gunther Fischer. These are not my rips but I only see them accessible on a Russian Music forum at the moment....plus they're uploaded Russia's 'i folder' which has about 4 steps before you access the folder...which if you don't read the language is lots of copying and pasting in translate......so I've made it easier! First up...Gunther Fischer Quintett - Kombination 1978 I think this was first posted back in 2008 on the great Blog 'Djalma's Soul Food' but the link has well expired... Djalmas description sums it up nicely:
'German Democratic Republic sure had some Holy Grails and this one could
be one of them! And the beat heads will surely find some useful samples
on it, like that drum break at the beginning of the "Kombination"! I
couldn't find any info on the net so I'll just let the music speak for itself... Peace... '
Next up is the Sound Track to 'Solo Sunny' 1979(!?) Solo Sunny, released in 1980 is an East German drama Film Directed by Konrad Wolf and Wolfgang Kohlhaase. Sunny is the singer of band trying to establish itself in the
music-scene of East-Berlin. They play regular gigs in small towns, but
Sunny feels out of touch with the audience and her life as a whole. She
begins a relationship with the amateur saxophonist and studied
philosopher Ralph who writes her a very personal song - but his
obsession with death and unfaithful lifestyle is not for her.
A Mixed back of Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Rock,Smooth Jazz...Vocal etc...but there's some decent tracks amongst them...plus a few with some nice wordless female vocals (Yes I'm a Sucker for Them!)
OOP/ NO CD RELEASE.......2 M & M EURO LP'S FOR REVIEW! FRENCH & CZECH.....JAZZ ROCK,FUSION, FUNK
1st up...Moravagine from France 1975.
Some tracks such as the opener..'Funky Seven' having a 'Typically French Sound' I requested an upload of this LP from a popular Blog numerous times....to no avail. I ended up finding it on a file storage site I'm registered with (not where it was originally loaded to from the said Blog) Thought it deserved re-exposure...So here it is!
This is available on another blog (not where I originally got it might I say) but thought I'd post for the dudes that look in on here...in case you don't have it. Mahagon from former Czechoslovakia...their debut LP from 1978....some nice occasional wordless vocals from Zdena Adamova similar to 70's Urszula Dudziak or Flora Purim.... after the extended scream etc on the opening track the LP, after 40 secs it settles into some nice Fusion. I have this in 24/192....If there's enough interest I might up it. Their Second LP from 1980 'Slunecnice Pro VincentaVan Gogha' I don't think is as good but once again I will Post it if there's enough Interest and you can't find it.
Uzite Si !! Your thoughts,Comments etc...would be nice!!
OOP / NO CD RELEASE SUNBIRDS - ZAGORA 1973..... Don't see this currently available on any blogs etc.....so Sunbirds from Germany. Their second offering, the first being the self titled LP from 1971 now available on CD. Nice Fusion LP...my fav's being the acoustic 'African Sun' and 'Ocean Song' with its bouncing Rhodes.... featured on several Euro compilations.
This Isn't mine...but this obscure hard come by Jazz/Funk/Fusion LP
definitely deserves wider exposure.(Not that it will get it here!)
Don't see it out there in Blogland so thought I'd share....
This is a strong album by German band 'To Be'on the 'Brain' Label
Stand out tracks for me include the self explanatory 'Samba For
Heino R'....the Cool...'Is it Leibmans Song' (perhaps for Dave
Leibman?)& 'Tell The Truth' plus the Rhodes led Bossa beat of
'Glucklich'......loads o' Rhodes & Rhythm !