Saturday, June 20, 2009

Various - "Jazzier Rhythms" Vol. 1





Great compilation of 70s-80s soul-jazz, jazz-funk and some latin jazz, originally put in 1996 by the now-defunct Hubbub Records.

Compiled by Malachi Trout, these are mostly vocal tracks with a few jazz dancers as well, including the classics "Baltimore Oriole" by Lorez Alexandria and "What's Wrong With Groovin" by Letta Mbulu. Lots of other good stuff here, check it out.

Flageolette recently posted the equally-great Volume 2 of the series. I asked if he had other volumes then remembered that I had Volume 1 myself - pensioner moment, call the doctors ...

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TRACKLIST

01 Herb Geller Feat. Mark Murphy - 'Space A La Mode' (8:50)
from "An American In Hamburg" (1975)

02 Sathima Bea Benjamin - 'Africa' (6:15)
from "Dedications" (1982) ft. Buster Williams on bass

03 The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble - 'Wet Walnuts And Whipped Cream' (8:37)
from "Le Le" (1986)

04 Lorez Alexandria - 'Baltimore Oriole' (3:13)
(1978)

05 Nicos Jaritz Unidad - 'Hasta Siempre Comandante' (7:46)
from "Para Los Companerous" (1985)

06 Sam Most With Joe Farrell - 'Samba To Remember You By' (5:50)
from "Flutes Talk" (1979)

07 Nanette Natal - 'It's Over' (7:02)
from "My Song of Something" (1979)

08 Letta Mbulu - 'What´s Wrong With Groovin' (2:50)

30 comments:

flageolette said...

:)
Thank you Simon!

Cheers m8,

JTF said...

Nice comp!

Sun Zoo said...

This vibe is right up my alley brother. This one's going in the rotation. Many thanks for another great upload.

Peace.

Robert said...

sounds good!!

Radek said...

An excellent compilation! Thanks a lot.

Wallofsound said...

Simon, I've been enjoying this immensely today. All of the tracks are new to me. Sathima Bea Benjamin's Africa and Lorez Alexandria's Baltimore Oriole are particularly fine.

Jur said...

Very fine collection of songs. "What is wrong with Groovin" is my favourite track
Thanx!

Dontsendimdaahn said...

Thanks for sharing. Gotta love Letta Mbulu

Brycie said...

really enjoyed these much thanks

taro nombei said...

Good stuff here, and a few that were new to me such as Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble and Nicos Jaritz (especially tasty, this one).
The 2nd volume is really good too, so thanks for the heads-up on flageolette's share.
cheers, TN

Andy said...

The track wet walnuts and whipped cream is the duck's nuts.Thanks

81soundz said...

much gratitude!!

Yelizev said...

Please re up mp3!
Thnx.

Simon666 said...

Hi Yelizev,
mp3 download is still active.

IR e L a IXI said...

hi Simon, i would like to ask if you have this version of Space a La Mode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7ze8ijk6iw

i have two versions, one with yours and another from Rhyme & Reason

thanks!

Simon666 said...

Hi IR e L a IXI -

That's from Herb Geller's "An American in hamburg"; which is essentially "Rhyme and Reason" with a second disc of instrumental versions.

Originally posted at "The Growing Bin", but can't find it there now. However, it's on this copy-paste blog :

http://tensmusicdump.blogspot.com/2008/08/jazzfuzion.html

Simon666 said...

Found it at the original blog as well :

http://thegrowingbin.blogspot.com/2008/05/true-american-gentleman-in-hamburg.html

Mr.Hughes said...

Thanks for this compilation, and all the other comps you've put up here. Great music, and a great insight thanks to all the info you provide.

Cheers, Gareth

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the comment Gareth :)

grafika said...

Wicked posting, any chance of putting the whole of jazz arpeggio ensemble up? Not a bad track on the album, got the vinyl sitting here not played it in years, no decks anymore :(

Simon666 said...

Hi grafika, sorry, haven't got that album, just the track on this comp ;)

playjazzloud said...

nice comp this one. thx for sharing!

Hanoi Sessions said...

Loved the Lorez Alexandria Baltimore Oriole track! Thanks for sharing, much appreciated!

Simon666 said...

yeah that's a great track :)

jazztap said...

merci

Alexandre Saggaz said...

Congratulations on this rich musical space, blogs like this are rare to come across on the internet. I found all the posts in good taste. Keep it up. Thank you.

KingsGroove said...

Hi Simon can we get a new link for this great set? Cheers

Simon666 said...

New links added to post.

KingsGroove said...

Much appreciated thank you Simon

energy direction groove said...

Thanks very much!