Monday, June 9, 2014

Various - 'Library Rhodes 3' - comp 19




'Feel It' - Siegfried Schwab - excerpt 


'Mais' - Oscar Rocchi - excerpt 


'Mr Funk' - Walter Murphy - excerpt 


'Five Plus Four' - Powerhouse - excerpt 


'False Start' - Powerhouse - excerpt 


'Sun-Kissed' - Roger Webb - excerpt 

Well hello, welcome back, it's been a while.

First thing I want to say is that I've just re-upped the whole damn blog back to 2008, as some kind soul destroyed my previous upload account. Hell for me, but good for you, so feel free to browse all the way back into the previous decade - it's all there ... for now at least.

As always, I love people to comment on the music and say hi, otherwise I may as well just keep it on my computer - so the best way to make me post more than once a year is to chat, and not lurk. This isn't an advertising-run download bonanza site, it's one person sharing music for conversation.

Today's share, Library Rhodes 3,  is a new compilation of library music featuring the ol' electric piano in a series of jazz, funk and bossa style tracks.  The last two volumes of this - Library Rhodes 1 (2010) and Library Rhodes 2 (2011) - were extremely popular, so I hope you enjoy this one as well.

Click the preview players above - they work, but take a few seconds to start.

The music comes from a range of library music labels. There are old favourites like KPM, De Wolfe, Themes International and Amphonic - but also a focus today on Italian library : Fonovideo, Music Scene etc, with a particular focus on composer Oscar Rocchi, both under his own name and his alias 'Chiarosi'. In iTunes, you'll find the names of the source albums for each track in the 'comments' column.

Enjoy it, explore the blog and have fun.
If you like this compilation, check out more rhodes compilations.
See you soon.




121 comments:

  1. Great comp Simon, thank you very much.
    Loved volumes 1 and 2 and this is gonna be even better. Oscar Rocchi is such a great addition.
    Good to see you're back.

    G.

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  2. just great,thank you,but you know
    that's not enough!!! :)

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  3. Glad to see more updates here, this series and other compilations you've done have been some of my favorite jazz playlists.

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  4. Thanks, Simon. I think I've picked up all your various Rhodes comps over the years so will definitely be grabbing this one. Thanks for this and also for keeping the blog alive.

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  5. Many many thanks, for all your re-ups. Really appreciate it.
    Thank you, for the fantastic music.

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  6. Cheers Simon. Great groove so far, and I'm only on track 1. Keep on spreading it, occasionally! It's always well appreciated.

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  7. Muito Bom!!!! Saudações brasileiras!!!

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  8. Groovy! Thank you for this comp!

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  9. Hey Simon, the downside. You post far too infrequently nowadays. The plus side. You give us loads of quality when you do post. Loving the compilation. Please don't make us wait so long next time.

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  10. lot of work on the reups.

    thanks and i'll look back to see what i may have passed over before in ignorance.

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  11. sOME GREAT STUFF!!HAVING ISSUES DL ADRIVE STUFF THOUGH, PARSING ERRORS?aNY IDEAS?
    tHANKS SMARTNOISE!

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  12. Thanks for the comments guys :)
    Rob - no idea, sorry - anyone else getting errors?

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  13. Am using Firefox, if that would be an issue?

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  14. Come on over to BoozeTunes, try some of our mixes...cheers!

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  15. Oddly enough, it's fine with IE...weird!! Thanks again!

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  16. No errors. No filler... all killer. Great tracks I would be unlikely to hear any other way. Thanks so much.

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  17. Thanks very much! Your compilations are great additions to my music collection. Good to see you back.

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  18. Wow Its great to have you back, thanx for the aural good music!!

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  19. Hi Simon,
    great to see you back. i've enjoyed your previous comp's, often listen to them in the car. Lokking forard to hear this one.
    Cheers

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  20. Great collection. Good to have you back in business and thanks for the efforts (re-upping stuff can be a soulcrushing effort, I know!)

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  21. great return

    thanks for this compilation

    chris

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  22. Welcome back Simon, it's always a pleasure to hear from you!
    Thanks a lot for this great comp, very groovy.
    Cheers
    Soul Gentleman

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  23. xlnt selection, as usual. Big bow and thank you :)

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  24. Thanks for your comments Rob, Muddy, JazzedMontage, boogieman, anonymous, Soul Gentleman and Amacord, happy that people are enjoying the comp :)

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  25. As a fan of the previous two library comps, I'm really looking forward to this one. Also thanks for massive re-upload! I'm going to spend the morning in the archives for anything I might have missed.

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  26. good to know that thing about lurkers, im a huge fan of your compilations and even for your compilations I started to play rhodes, so i want to thank you for the music you´ve shown us trough these yeas, Im from México and play in different proyectes, if you want i could show you some of the recordings we´ve done.

    Again, thanks for sharing and I was wondering if you have another hip hop-rhodes compilation, the ones you´ve done are awesome!

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  27. Love the library compilations. No lurking here. will definitely let you know how much this is appreciated and spark a conversation or two.

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  28. Hey Simon, glad to see ur back brother.I listen to alot of ur music during the busy work week. Keeps me going. Can't thank u enough but thank u :)

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  29. Good to see that you're alright, SImon. Top notch work here, as always

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  30. thank you! rhodes rules!

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  31. Welcome back man!

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  32. Thanks! ive been a lurker for some time and i love all you offer

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  33. Wow, thanks for all the re-ups, as I've only recently discovered your blog(and music blogs in general) it's really highly appreciated.

    I've noticed a lot of the blogs you've refered to in the past have been taken down. If you could refer to any blogs you deem to be great, that would certainly be worthy of awe ( :

    On a side note, your site, together with theneedledrop, is the best portals to which through discover music I've encountered

    Keep up the good work when you've got the time and feel like it

    My best regards

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  34. Wonderful stuff, Simon. Thanks for great material!

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  35. I've been a visitor for years. As always, great material. Thanks, man!!

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  36. Thank You!!!
    Your compilations are amazing. Thanks to your brother who put me onto your blog after hearing your brilliant version of sexual healing in his restaurant.

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  37. Simon, let me say that I check your blog periodically to see if anything's new, and when I do see something - or see the link on T.U.B.E. that you've posted - my eyes light up because I always know it will be good. Your taste is great and you have a way of picking out the gems I would never find, with the connective thread of the Rhodes.

    I am looking forward to DL'ing this comp when I'm off work. Thanks so much Simon!

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  38. Oh, and I meant to say: THANK YOU for all the re-ups! Can't wait to surf around and find some goodies... especially Gil Scott Heron related. Thanks again Simon!

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  39. Thanks for all the comments guys, great to see that people still come here :)

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  40. Simon,

    I'm not sure if comments left on older, re-upped posts are showing up or not (I've left a few since discovering you re-up'ed all this mad joy!!!) - so I wanted to leave a note here that I hope you see, to say THANK YOU for all of this. I'm a fiend for all of this music and am having fun trolling around getting items that had dead links before.

    Thanks so much!

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  41. Hey Captain Dan - Got all your comments, I just hold them all till I can check to them to avoid spam :) Thanks for all the feedback and glad you're enjoying the stuff here :)

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  42. Great selection Sir, many thanks !

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  43. good to know you're back.

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  44. Hi Simon,

    Thanks very much - looking forward to this ... and the previously dead links.

    Dave Aquarius

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  45. Hi Simon, you my friend are the last of great vinyl bloggers. May your return be a rewarding one!

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  46. Really enjoying some Gil Scott-Heron I got from your re-ups of older shows.... mesmerizing music. Thanks so much, Simon!

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  47. I went back and picked up those things I missed previously. I can't say thank you enough for you time and effort to educate us.

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  48. Simon, I've been lurking for way too long and have to tell you something.

    You're a legend.

    Thanks for everything.

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  49. Just found this site. You have awesome taste in music. Thank you for doing what you do

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  50. I just love this blog! Fantastic music to listen to and for me to sample it. Recently made 10 beats out of the last rhodes compilation :) Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful stuff!

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  51. I've just discovered this blog and have been blown away by it's contents and the in-depth information given to each release. A truly magnificent site where sheer dedicationm hard work & the love of music shines thro'!! A huge thanks to ya'll for making this so special.
    Soulin

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  52. SWEET SALMON YOU'RE BACK!!!!!!!!!!

    I've really missed the Brazilian funk you provided. Really good stuff that I have found as a result of this blog. Thank you so very much.

    Love Infinite...

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  53. Thanks for your effort, Simon! Great collection!

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  54. Wonderful vibes, Simon, thank you very much.

    Just in case, you or anyone else might want to take a look at "Butcher Brown" on youtube.
    I immidiately fell in love with that group and their tunes.
    You can download some of their music from their website: butcherbrown.com

    Greetings from a small island :)

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  55. Hey Simon,
    Glad you back. I will check this new comp with much interest.
    This is the opportunity for me to thank you for making me discover the great Peter Herbolzeimer and a couple of other sounds also.
    May the music live for ever (and if it those, you will have donne something for it)
    peace

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  56. Late Again ...or maybe I got it but forgot to comment....anyway THANKS SI'...Regards

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  57. I did have it...can't find folder with all your others in now!

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  58. You're welcome Franco :) Hope you find the others!

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  59. Not able to download it Simon…..it says the file is down due to site maintenance.

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  60. Just stumbled on your blog... WOW! This looks amazing. Thanks for everything Simon, will be fun to check this out!!

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  61. Hi Simon,
    It looks like some of the links are down... is it best to leave any requests for re-ups here, or on the individual pages? The two I saw first that I wanted to get are the Erykah Badu and Rose Royce posts.
    Thanks!!

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  62. Hi tswift -
    I've replaced it with a zippyshare file in the post. All other links are down because the adrive server is, in fact, under maintenance, so the rest will have to wait

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  63. Doope Stuff!! learned so much from your blog..good to see that are still some experts around...
    thank you.

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  64. wow... much rescpect for re-upping it all! Love the work you do, just GOOD MUSIC! One love!

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  65. THANX THANX THANX.....DON T GIVE UP...YOU HAVE MUCH TO OFFER !!!!! SUPERB

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  66. Hey, Thanks So Much for reupping. last year I was not home and my dad had all my stuff put in his warehouse. when i returned to nyc he decided that i needed a new computer. All my collections were never to see again. when I tried going back to all my favorite blogs everything was gone..... Are Your collections CD or Vinyl. Are you into production? Thanks again Ali M

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  67. Hey Ali - Glad you got some of the music back! :) Re your questions : I do some production but never seem to get it finished :) My comps are not on CD or vinyl, they're just made for this blog. Thanks for commenting! (And thanks everyone else as well).

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  68. unbelievable effort reupping all that music! Love this blog thank you.

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  69. Thank you very much! I discovered this blog circa 2009 and thought it was awesome but assumed that it didn't survive the crackdown and changes to many of the file hosting sites.

    Then I found the NER Comp No.1 last night and decided to check in. :) Good to see you're still going.

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  70. Hi Simon, thanks for all of the effort you put into this. Just discovered the site and it's one of my favorite finds of the year. Carry on :)

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  71. Great to have you back and thanks for the NER19 compilation. Pepe

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  72. thanks for the comments guys :)

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  73. Found Library Rhodes vol 3 buried in a file on my computer that was downloaded couple of years ago. Liked it so much came back for more today, volumes 1 and 2 plus Latin Rhodes 3. These are among the best vinyl rips I have heard in overall quality. Keep up the good work. My introduction to the Fender-Rhodes was at a Miles Davis concert in 1969, Keith Jarrett I think - HATED IT. Older but wiser now - can't get enough!

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  74. Howdy Simon from Austin Texas!

    I loved the sparkle of the Rhodes while growing up in the '60s and '70s. It's the sound of my childhood, and finding this very well-written blog is a true treat. Your crisp lossless vinyl rips are a joy for ears around the world; thank you so much for taking the time to do all of this with so much care for detail and quality.

    You have great taste in music, and who knows what influence you've had/will have on bands around the world by sharing so much killer funk that's now out of print? The modren world is such a trip...you're over the ocean in Oz feeding music back to where it was made but can't be found.

    Kudos for your fine writing as well. You know your music history, and it's so nice to not have to stumble over typos and bad grammar. Truly an exemplary blog.

    Thanks a funkload for keeping it flowing: you're a musical brother. K.

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  75. Hello Simon666.
    As you know the Blue Beat In My Soul closed.
    This is my new blog spot
    http://spychedelicsally.blogspot.gr/

    Keep the Good Music Alive.All the best.
    Greetings from Greece.

    Electric Looser

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  76. What a great site and so much information. My compliments for all your work.

    Matthijs

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  77. Simon--your blog is amazing. Jazz lover and sorta jazz scholar, way upstate where there's no one else around who enjoys this stuff. One question, though: how do I get invited to the various private blogs you reference all over here, e.g. Ileoxumare?

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  78. Hi Adam, thanks for your comments. There's been a large 'turnover' or dissolution of music blogs since many of these posts were written, due to spam attacks, legal threats etc. Some people deleted blogs, some just switched them to private in case they decided to bring them back in the future, some just shut down due to lack of interaction from comments just making it all seem like too much hard work. Ile Oxumare, for example, I know is not operating it privately, he's just had enough and will probably just delete at some stage.

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  79. Hey Simon. Found your blog after discovering 'The Hanged Man' via a recommendation and then googling to read up on it. Just downloaded Library Rhodes 3, it's brilliant. Thank you thank you thank you for taking the time to put it together and then to put it out there. My sincere appreciation. Col

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  80. Hi Simon...

    Often I'm in such a rush I don't comment.
    but wanted to say that the Bayete Todd Cochran was an amazing discovery. what a lot of work u put in. which led to another discovery Hadley Calliman. thx so much.
    BeatNick

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  81. Hi,
    I just discover your blog yesterday.
    It's amazing ! Thanks so much for letting us discover those gems with such interesting comments. I go back digging in your gold mine !

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  82. Thanks for everything! I've discovered some amazing music here...currently loving the Todd Cochran mega-post. Hope you are well!

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  83. Thanks anonymous, nottheguru1, Dominique and Scott for your comments :)

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  84. Library Rhodes #3 = +killer+ comp Simon! Thank you! Your site is the best :) THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

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  85. Great blog, excellent compilations! Plus, everything is on zippyshare, so it's trouble-free to download. THNX A LOT!

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  86. Wow. I hadn't been here in a long time, and somehow I had missed Vol. 3 of Library Rhodes.

    For me, to see that there's a Vol. 3 of Library Rhodes — is sort of like finding a missing Picasso! ;)

    Absolutely rocks. Amazing work you're doing & MANY THANKS!!

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  87. hearing so much wonderful music courtesy of your blog. It really is a wonderful archive you've made available in such a no-nonsense and intelligently discussed manner.

    Hope all's well with you - be nice to have a quick post to confirm things are ok - don't worry about putting new content up.

    all best,

    Marc

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  88. Thanks for the comment Marc - all good here, just a busy life :) Though more than a year since this post, so will be back again with another soon, hopefully :)

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  89. Thank you so much Simon666.

    You are a a benefactor to humankind for us. I share your compilations with musician friends IRL, and we even play back some of your selection.

    :-)

    Chaz

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  90. This might be my favorite compilation of yours. Every time I listen to it (usually late at night in bed) it takes me back to my childhood in the mid-80s. Thank you as usual. :)

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  91. Many Thanks!

    Serj.

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  92. Wow, so happy to have come across this blog today! Halfway through this compilation and LOVING IT, perfectly suits the mood this morning on the rainy west coast. Some real musical gems in here, a lot of new stuff for me - what a lovely way to start the day. Thanks Simon, and I'll be back for more . xoxo TT

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  93. Smokin' Comp!!!! You have great taste. Thanks for putting this one together.

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  94. wow!!!! Fantastic!! thanks for sharing!! I'm still digging the Vol.3 but soon, will download the others.
    great blog!! keep feeding please!
    greetings from Brasil !
    Fabiano

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  95. Just amazing! now i stay tuned to this joint. Peace. Love. Unity.

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  96. I've never liked electric piano, especially in jazz - IT SUCKS

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  97. Welcome to the blog, Rick, and I hope you hate all of it ! lol

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  98. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwbIndNjAp8

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  99. Hi everyone, new post (first in 18 months!) : 'Herbie Hancock - Man with a Suitcase' - a compilation of Herbie Hancock's fender rhodes playing on other people's records 1968-1978. MP3 and lossless WAV versions available here : http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com.au/2015/12/herbie-hancock-man-with-suitcase-comp-20.html

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  100. Santa came early !!!!!!!!

    Thanks so much- awesome!

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  101. Thanks for your efforts and works. This has been an awesome trip with so much to look forward to.

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  102. Yep- thanks again for the great music!

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  103. thank you for this blog!

    please make some more library rhodes comps.

    u rock Simon

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  104. I haven't visited for a couple of years, nice to see that you are still up and running!


    I too am anonymous.

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  105. I can seem to find the song sun-kissed by roger webb anywhere online, and my chase has led me to here. Is there anyway you have a file or link or anything that would allow me to listen to this song?

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  106. Hi Zaniel - Yes, it's included in this compilation, hit the "download" text in the post.

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  107. hey this blog is great, that u have kept it alive
    i will also say that zippy said someone downloaded it last month too. so there is activity.
    i appreciate that the sounds are still here. i look forward to hearing this
    robert

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  108. I just found this blog, thank you one million times. I had no idea music like this existed in such quality and quantity. Much appreciated

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