Jards Macalé – Jards Macalé (1972) (Polysom reissue)

Jards Macalé – Jards Macalé Vinyl rip in 24 bit 96 khz | Art at  300 dpi 24 bit 96 khz – 927 MB | 16-bit 44.1 khz 235 MB Polysom 33124-1| Released 2012 (Orig.1972)  | Brazilian / Post-Tropicália / Samba / Soul – Funk This record seems to fit the mood right now.   It is, somehow, a demonstration of how to remain calm while everything falls apart around you.  Brazil is very close to electing an right-wing extremist so … Continue reading

One Way featuring Al Hudson – Music / Now That I’ve Found You (1979) (12″ extended single)

One Way featuring Al Hudson – Music / Now That I Found You (12″ extended single) Vinyl rip in 24 bit 192 khz | Art at  300 dpi 24 bit 96 khz – 312 MB | 108 MB 16-bit 44.1 khz MCA Records L33-1853 White Label Promo | Released 1979  | Disco / Soul / Funk I’ve been too busy to blog but not to boogie.  Here is a quick snack, an extended mix of the jam “MUSIC” from One … Continue reading

Aretha Franklin – Sparkle OST (1976) (with Curtis Mayfield)

Aretha Franklin – Sparkle 1976 Atlantic SD 18176 Produced and composed by Curtis Mayfield This reissue by 2012 HDtracks 1 Sparkle –  4:13 2 Something He Can Feel –  6:21 3 Hooked on Your Love –  5:00 4 Look into Your Heart –  4:04 5 I Get High –  4:11 6 Jump – 2:19 7 Loving You Baby –  3:48 8 Rock with Me –  3:11 Recorded at Curtom Studios, Chicago Remixed at Record Plant, Los Angeles Arranged By, Orchestrated … Continue reading

Herbie Mann – Do The Bossa Nova (1962) (Atlantic 1397, Mono pressing)

Herbie Mann Do The Bossa Nova 1962 Atlantic 1397 Mono pressing Before bossa nova became the semiotic index for the synthetic happiness of mass consumer culture and alienation (and long before it was featured in the supermarkets and the Commander’s dinner parties in the current adaptation of A Handmaid’s Tale), bossa nova was  associated with the cool and cosmopolitan, with goatee-sporting hep cats like Herbie Mann.  For this record, he went to Rio and actually recorded with a bunch of … Continue reading

Larry Coryell – Coryell (1969) – Special Blog 10th Anniversary Post!

Larry Coryell – Coryell 1969 Vanguard Apostolic VSD 6547 | Vinyl rip in 24 bit 196 khz | Art at 600 and 300 dpi Jazz-Rock / Jazz-Funk / Soul / Fusion / Psychedelic I’ve been holding back on posting about this album until I could commemorate the 10th ANNIVERSARY of this blog.  It’s a very special record to me from the great guitarist Larry Coryell, who passed away in 2017.  It’s unique in that it captures him in a kind of transition … Continue reading