суббота, 8 января 2011 г.

KONGAS - (1977) AFRICANISM



KONGAS - (1977) AFRICANISM

Kongas - Africanism
Label: HOT Production
Format: Original LP, Remastered
Country: Canada
Released: CD Audio 1994
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 228 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

A1 Africanism
Written-By - Cerrone , Donray*
A2 Gimme Some Loving
Written-By - M. Winwood* , Spencer Davis , S. Winwood*
B1 Tatoo Woman 6:18
Written-By - Wisniak* , Cerrone
B2 Dr. Doo-Dah 9:30
Written-By - Cerrone , Donray*

CREDITS

Backing Vocals - J. Stone (3) , K. Gardner* , L. Rich , S. Glover*
Engineer [Sound] - Mackie (2) , Peter Kelsey , René Ameline
Producer - Cerrone

NOTES

Recorded at:
Trident Studios, London (basic tracks)
Ferber Studios, Paris (completed mixdown)
Musicland Studios, Munich (vocals and overdubs)

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WARDELL PIPER - (1979) WARDELL PIPER


WARDELL PIPER - (1979) WARDELL PIPER

Wardell Piper - Wardell Piper
Label: Polydor
Catalog#: 2310 664
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 226 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

A1 Super Sweet 11:37
A2 Win Your Lovin' 7:08
B1 Captain Boogie 6:07
B2 Don't Turn Away From Me Baby 6:21
B3 If You Want To Make Love To Me 7:13

CREDITS


Backing Vocals - Debbie Fitch , Janet Foster , Michelle Bullock
Producer - John H. Fitch, Jr. , Reuben Cross

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WARDELL PIPER

PROFILE:

Once a member of Philly-soul group First Choice. In 1979 she recorded a self-titled album with producers John H. Fitch, Jr. and Reuben Cross, who co-wrote Evelyn King's "Shame", on Midsong International Records. The album included "Super Sweet," which went to number 20 on the R&B charts and "Captain Boogie," which went to number 33 on the R&B charts in early '79.

5000 VOLTS – (1997) THE BEST OF (1975 – 1979)



5000 VOLTS – (1997) THE BEST OF (1975 – 1979)

Format: CD, Album, Comp
Country: Holland
Released: 1997
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, APE, image+.cue
Source: Internet
Size: 343 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

01- I'm On Fire
02- Bye Love
03- Dr. Kiss Kiss
04- The Late Late Show
05- Light The Flame Of Love
06- Look Out I'm Coming
07- Love Cloud
08- Motion Man
09- Thunder Fire
10- One Stop Baby
11- Take Me Back
12- Come Hear The Music
13- Give That Lovin' To Me
14- Can't Stop Myself (From Lovin' you)
15- Stiil On Fire (Instrumental)
16- You're Looking Goog

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5000 VOLTS
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

5000 Volts is the name of a British disco recording act which achieved success throughout Europe during the 1970s. The group consisted of vocalists Tina Charles and Martin Jay, with a changing group of session musicians.

CAREER

They released several singles in the mid 1970s, but did not achieve success until radio stations began playing the B-side to their 1975 single, "Bye Love". The song, "I'm On Fire", was then released in its own right and became a major hit throughout Europe, peaking at number 4 on the UK Singles Chart;[1] and at number 1 on the German Top100 Singles chart and the Swedish chart and also number 10 in South Africa. It also charted in the United States where it reached number 26 and reached the #1 spot on the South African charts. Though Charles provided the vocals, she was not at the time publicly acknowledged as the group's singer, and on the band's 1975 appearance on BBC Television's Top of the Pops, singer/actress Luan Peters fronted the group.

In 1975 the group was expanded by record producer Tony Eyers into a permanent five piece, by the inclusion of Martin Cohen (bass and vocals), Kevin Wells (drums) and Mike Nelson (keyboards).

Subsequent singles failed to attract widespread interest in the UK, although the group became popular in South Africa and Germany. On the eve of a German tour, Charles left the group after a dispute with their record label, continuing on with her successful solo career.[2] She was replaced by Linda Kelly. The next single "Doctor Kiss-Kiss" reached number 8 in the UK,[1] and number 6 in South Africa, but the band struggled to maintain public interest. A handful of further UK singles and a self-titled album followed, as the band tried to come back with "Light the Flame of Love", "Take Me Back" and "(Walkin' On) A Love Cloud" throughout 1976/77 (Walking On A Love Cloud did however top the South African charts in June 1977). None of those songs registered with the UK commercial mainstream. One further single, "Can't Stop Myself from Loving You" (South Africa #12), appeared the following year before the band, never fully recovered from Charles' acrimonious departure, disbanded for good.

Jay launched a solo career without success, and eventually returned to his earlier role as a session musician, working for such bands as Enigma and Tight Fit in 1981, and the UK Mixmasters in 1990.

PARTNERS - (1979) THE LAST DISCO IN PARIS





PARTNERS - (1979) THE LAST DISCO IN PARIS

Partners - The Last Disco In Paris
Label: Marlin
Catalog#: MARLIN 2226
Format: Vinyl, LP, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 190 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

A1 Partners
A2 Friday
A3 Dance (Whoever You Are)
B1 The Last Disco In Paris
B2 Green Eyes
B3 Love Meant To Be
B4 So Long

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SHEILA - (1981) LITTLE DARLIN'






SHEILA - (1981) LITTLE DARLIN'

Sheila - Little Darlin'
Label: Carrere
Catalog#: CA 651
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: France
Released: 1981
Genre: Rock
Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 219 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

A1 Little Darlin' 3:56
A2 It's Only Make Believe 3:25
A3 Stranded 4:06
A4 I'm Still Believin' 5:27
B1 Put It In Writing 3:36
B2 Waiting For The Night 3:52
B3 Runner 3:31
B4 Nothing Less Than Love 3:01
B5 Saturday Night 3:41

CREDITS

Backing Vocals - Bill Champlin , Richard Page , Tom Kelly , Trevor Raven , Venette Gloud
Bass - Dennis Belfield , Ricky Phillips
Drums - Mike Baird
Engineer - Chris Minto , Keith Olsen
Guitar - Chas Sandford , Tim Pierce
Keyboards - Alan Pasqua , Bill Champlin
Producer - Keith Olsen

NOTES

Recorded & Mixed @ Goodnight L.A. Studios Los Angeles, CA

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пятница, 7 января 2011 г.

GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION – (2001) THE GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION ANTHOLOGY



GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION – (2001) THE GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION ANTHOLOGY

Artist: Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
Album: The Jam: Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology
Label: Warner Archives
Catalog#: 8122-78388-2
Format: 2 x CD, Compilation
Country: Germany
Released: 2001
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 1.02 GB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

DISC: 1

1. We've Been Waiting (0:57)
2. Hair (5:54)
3. Can You Handle It? (5:11)
4. People (4:30)
5. Ghetto (4:23)
6. Feel the Need (3:56)
7. Release Yourself (4:44)
8. 'Tis Your Kind of Music (5:42)
9. Today (6:42)
10. The Jam (8:13)
11. It's Alright (3:50)
12. Your Love (3:20)
13. I Can't Stand the Rain (6:08)
14. Dear Prudence (4:32)
15. Entrow (7:09)
16. Love (Covers a Multitude of Sin) (4:10)

DISC: 2

1. Now Do-U-Wanta Dance (3:44)
2. Last Train (3:59)
3. Earthquake (6:40)
4. Stomped Beat-Up and Whooped (2:59)
5. My Radio Sure Sounds Good to Me (3:59)
6. Is It Love? (6:38)
7. (You're A) Foxy Lady (4:08)
8. Star Walk [Single Edit] (3:56)
9. One in a Million You (4:10)
10. When We Get Married (3:35)
11. I'm So Glad It's Summer Again (5:25)
12. Just Be My Lady (4:26)
13. Don't Stop When You're Hot (4:33)
14. Sooner or Later (5:07)
15. I Never Forgot Your Eyes (4:02)
16. By Popular Demand (5:28)
17. I Want to Take You Higher (6:21)

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Graham Central Station - The Jam: The Larry Graham & Graham Central Station Anthology is an exhaustive, lovingly assembled double-disc retrospective of Graham's entire career, following his immediate post-Sly & the Family Stone recordings with Graham Central Station, through his luxurious solo quiet storm hits of the late '70s and early '80s, to his reunion with the Station in the '90s. Along the way, it hits every big hit and major jam among its 33 tracks, which culminates full circle with a live version of "I Want to Take You Higher" from 1992.

CHIC – (2006) THE DEFINITIVE GROOVE COLLECTION


CHIC – (2006) THE DEFINITIVE GROOVE COLLECTION

Chic - The Definitive Groove Collection
Format: CD, Album, Comp.
Released: 2006
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 972 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

DISC 1

1. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah,Yowsah, Yowsah) 8:21
2. Everybody Dance 6:42
3. Strike Up the Band 4:34
4. Le Freak 5:31
5. Savoir Faire 5:04
6. Chic Cheer 4:44
7. At Last I Am Free 7:13
8. I Want Your Love 6:56
9. Good Times 8:15
10. My Forbidden Lover 4:42
11. What About Me 4:13
12. My Feet Keep Dancing 6:41
13. Chip off the Old Block 5:00

DISC 2

1. Rebels Are We 3:21
2. Real People 3:45
3. Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song) 4:09
4. 26 4:06
5. You Can't Do It Alone 4:47
6. Stage Fright 3:39
7. Just out of Reach 3:47
8. Flash Back 4:29
9. Your Love Is Cancelled 4:16
10. Soup for One 5:36
11. When You Love Someone 5:09
12. Hangin' 3:38
13. Give Me the Lovin' 3:32
14. Believer 5:07
15. You Are Beautiful 4:37
16. Chic Mystique 6:39
17. Your Love 5:57

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There was a need for a smartly selected two-disc Chic compilation. The Definitive Groove Collection plugs that gap. Ardent disco fanatics who aren't quite crazed enough to obtain all the albums, and yet not completely sated by a single-disc anthology, would do well to pick it up. As with a lot of the other volumes in Rhino's The Definitive Groove Collection and The Definitive Soul Collection series, this set is basically an update and combination of two single-disc sets that were released during the '90s and early 2000s. It contains every Chic song that touched a chart in the U.S., from "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" through 1992's "Your Love" and "Chic Mystique." And, crucially, there are a few cases (including "Good Times," "At Last I Am Free," and "I Want Your Love") where it favors full-length versions over single edits. The Very Best of Chic, released in 2000 by Rhino, remains the best single-disc introduction, but setting yourself back a few extra bucks to get a more extensive overview could not be an unwise decision.

среда, 5 января 2011 г.

BILLY PRESTON - (1979) LATE AT NIGHT



BILLY PRESTON - (1979) LATE AT NIGHT

Billy Preston - Late At Night
Label: Motown, EMI Records Holland B.V.
Catalog#: 1A 062-63099, 1A 062-63099
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, APE
Source: Internet
Size: 210 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

A1 Billy Preston - Give It Up, Hot 5:59
Written-By - B. Preston* , B. Fisher* , R. Vann*
A2 Billy Preston - Late At Night 4:49
Written-By - B. Preston* , J. Kirkland* , J. Greene*
A3 Billy Preston - All I Wanted Was You 4:43
Written-By - B. Preston* , C. Connors*
A4 Billy Preston - You 4:25
Written-By - B. Preston* , G. Jones* , R. Jones*
B1 Billy Preston - I Come To Rest In You 3:52
Written-By - B. Preston* , G. Finley*
B2 Billy Preston & Syreeta - It Will Come In Time 4:57
Vocals [Accompaniment] - Syreeta
Written-By - B. Preston*
B3 Billy Preston - Lovely Lady 3:52
Written-By - B. Preston* , J. Ackerman*
B4 Billy Preston & Syreeta - With You I'm Born Again 3:38
Written-By - C. Connors* , D. Shire*
B5 Billy Preston - Sock-It Rocket 3:10
Written-By - B. Preston*

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http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440846233/BP_-__1979__LAN.part3.rar

CREDITS

Arranged By - Billy Preston (tracks: A2, A3, B3, B5) , David Blumberg (tracks: A1, A4 to B3, B5) , David Shire (tracks: B4)
Backing Vocals - Billy Preston , Bobby King , Bruce Fischer* , Gloria Jones , Maxayn Lewis (tracks: A1, A3) , Phyllis St. James , Richard Jones , Scherrie Payne
Bass - Chuck Rainey , Kenny Burke* , Robert Lee Hill
Engineer - F. Byron Clark
Engineer [Assistant] - Bob Winard , James Warmack , Steve Williams (10)
Guitar - David T. Walker , Paul M. Jackson*
Harp - Dorothy Ashby
Harpsichord - Billy Preston
Mastered By - Jack Andrews , Russ Terrana
Melodica - Billy Preston
Mixed By - F. Byron Clark
Organ - Billy Preston
Percussion - Bobbye Hall
Piano - Billy Preston
Producer - Billy Preston , David Shire (tracks: B4) , James Di Pasquale (tracks: B4)
Producer [Associate] - F. Byron Clark
Remix - Russ Terrana
Rhythm Guitar - Billy Preston (tracks: A2)
Saxophone - Bobby Keyes*
Synthesizer - Billy Preston

BILLY PRESTON - (1977) A WHOLE NEW THING



BILLY PRESTON - (1977) A WHOLE NEW THING

Billy Preston - A Whole New Thing
Label: A&M Records
Catalog#: AMLH 64656
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, APE
Source: Internet
Size: 236 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare

TRACKLIST

A1 Whole New Thing 3:35
A2 Disco Dancin' 3:30
A3 Complicated Sayings 2:54
A4 Attitudes (Instrumental) 2:29
A5 I'm Really Gonna Miss You 3:48
B1 Wide Stride (Instrumental) 3:15
B2 You Got Me Buzzin' 2:42
B3 Sweet Marie 3:40
B4 Happy (Instrumental) 2:20
B5 Touch Me Love 3:22
B6 You Don't Have To Go 3:00

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http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440799282/BP_-__1977__AWNT.part3.rar

CREDITS

Bass - Keni Burke
Producer - Billy Preston (tracks: A2, A4 to B1, B3 to B6) , Truman Thomas (tracks: A1, A3, B2)


BILLY PRESTON
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Everett "Billy" Preston (September 2, 1946 – June 6, 2006) was an American rhythm and blues musician from Houston, Texas raised mostly in Los Angeles, California.[1] In addition to his successful, Grammy Award-winning career as a solo artist, Preston collaborated with some of the greatest names in the music industry, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Band, Nat King Cole, Little Richard, Eric Burdon, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker, George Harrison, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sam Cooke, King Curtis, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, the Jackson 5, Quincy Jones, Mick Jagger, Phyllis Hyman, Richie Sambora, Sly Stone, Johnny Cash, Neil Diamond, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Norah Jones and Ringo Starr. He played the Fender Rhodes electric piano and the Hammond organ on the Get Back sessions in 1969.

Preston and Tony Sheridan are the only two non-Beatles to receive billing as an artist alongside the Beatles (as distinct from receiving credit as a session musician on album packaging) on an official Beatles record release. The label of the "Get Back" single credits the artists on the record as The Beatles with Billy Preston.

EARLY CAREER

Preston began playing piano while sitting on his mother's lap at age three, and he was considered something of a child prodigy on piano and organ. By the age of 10 he was performing in the bands of gospel singers Mahalia Jackson, James Cleveland, and Andrae Crouch. At age 12 he began a side career acting, and appeared in the 1958 Paramount Pictures film St. Louis Blues, portraying blues composer W.C. Handy as a young man. In the 1960s he performed with Little Richard and Ray Charles, and in 1963, aged just 16, he played organ on the Sam Cooke album Night Beat. He also began a recording career as a solo artist with the 1965 album The Most Exciting Organ Ever. He was also a regular on the mid-1960s ABC-TV musical variety series Shindig! as a member of the show's house band.


RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BEATLES

Preston is one of several people sometimes referred to by outsiders as a "Fifth Beatle." At one point during the Get Back sessions, John Lennon even proposed the idea of having him as the "Fifth Beatle" (Paul countered that it was bad enough with four.)[2] Preston first met The Beatles in 1962 while part of Little Richard's touring band, when their manager Brian Epstein organized a Liverpool show, which The Beatles opened. The Washington Post explained their subsequent meeting:
“ They'd hook up again in 1969, when The Beatles were about to break up while recording the last album they released, Let It Be (they would later record Abbey Road, which was released prior to Let It Be). George Harrison, always Preston's best Beatles buddy, had quit and walked out of the studio and gone to a Ray Charles concert in London, where Preston was playing organ. Harrison brought Preston back to the studio, where his keen musicianship and gregarious personality temporarily calmed the tension.[3] ”

Preston played with The Beatles for several of the Get Back sessions, some of the material from which would later be culled to make the film Let it Be and its companion album, during which he joined the band for its rooftop concert, its final public appearance.[3] "Get Back", one of the album's singles, was credited to "The Beatles with Billy Preston," the only time such a joint credit had been given on an official Beatles-sanctioned release (as distinct from an unsanctioned reissue of some Hamburg-era recordings on which they were the backing group for Tony Sheridan). The credit was bestowed by The Beatles to reflect the extent of Preston's presence on the track; his electric piano is prominent throughout and he plays an extended solo. Preston also worked (in a more limited role) on the Abbey Road album, contributing to the tracks "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" and "Something."

In 1978 he appeared as Sgt. Pepper in Robert Stigwood's film Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was very loosely based on The Beatles' album of the same name.


POST-BEATLES

Signed to The Beatles' Apple label, in 1969, Preston released the album That's the Way God Planned It and a single of the same name (produced by George Harrison). His relationship with Harrison continued after the breakup of The Beatles; he was the first artist to record "My Sweet Lord", in his album Encouraging Words (Harrison's own version of the single hit number one in the U.S. and the UK and was the first number one by a former Beatle after they disbanded) and he was on several of Harrison's 1970s solo albums. Preston also made notable contributions to The Concert for Bangladesh, the Harrison-organized charity concert, toured with Harrison on his 1974 tour of North America and, after Harrison's death, The Concert for George. Preston also worked on solo recordings by two other ex-Beatles, John Lennon and Ringo Starr.

His solo career also peaked at this time, beginning with 1972's "Outa-Space", an instrumental track that further popularized the sound of the clavinet in funk music. The song reached #2 on the U.S. Hot 100, #1 on the R&B chart, and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance. It sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc by the R.I.A.A. in June 1972.[4]

Over the next two years, he followed up with the #1 hits "Will It Go Round in Circles" and "Nothing From Nothing", and the #4 hit "Space Race." All three releases each sold in excess of one million copies.[4] American Bandstand host and executive producer Dick Clark enjoyed "Space Race" so much that he used the instrumental for the mid-show break for virtually the remainder of its run.

After The Beatles, Preston played keyboards for The Rolling Stones, alongside pianists Nicky Hopkins and Ian Stewart. Preston appears on the Stones' albums Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, Goats Head Soup, It's Only Rock'n Roll and Black and Blue. He toured as a support act on their 1973 European Tour and recorded his live album Live European Tour 1973 in Munich with Mick Taylor on guitar. In 1974 he composed one of Joe Cocker's biggest hits, "You Are So Beautiful". On October 11, 1975, he was the first musical guest on Saturday Night Live's series premiere episode (along with Janis Ian). Also in that year, and in 1976, he again toured with the Stones. This time he played two of his own songs, backed by the Stones, in the middle of every concert. Preston's 1973 Do You Love Me was the basis for the Stones' Melody on their 1976 Black and Blue album. The Stones and Preston parted company in 1977, mainly due to a row over money. He continued to play on solo records by Stones members and made appearances again on the Stones' 1981 Tattoo You and 1997 Bridges to Babylon albums.

He had a hit single in 1980 with Syreeta Wright with the ballad "With You I'm Born Again" that reached number four on the charts in the US. A few years later, however, he was arrested and convicted for insurance fraud after setting fire to his own house in Los Angeles,[5] and he was treated for alcohol and cocaine addictions. In 1991, Preston was arrested in Los Angeles after physically attacking a teenage transvestite prostitute after he discovered the prostitute's real age and sex. After submitting to a drug test, he tested positive for cocaine. That year, he entered no-contest pleas to the cocaine and assault charges. He was sentenced to nine months at a drug rehabilitation center and three months of house arrest.

Preston overcame his problems in the early 1990s, toured with Eric Clapton, and recorded with a wide range of artists. He also toured with Ringo Starr and appeared on the 1990 live album Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band. He was also invited to become a member of The Band in 1991, after the death of their piano player, Stan Szelest. He completed a tour, but his above-mentioned legal problems put an end to the collaboration before they had a chance to record together in the studio.

In 1997-1998 Billy Preston played organ during the choir numbers on the UPN comedy show Good News.

While touring and fighting his own health problems, Preston received the news that on 29 November 2001, his old friend George Harrison had died after a long battle with throat cancer. Preston, among many of Harrison's longtime friends, performed in the 2002 Concert for George in London, England, to play a tribute song. Preston participated in the concert at the Royal Albert Hall, and his performance of "My Sweet Lord" has received critical acclaim. Preston played the Hammond organ for the show and sang "Isn't It A Pity" and "My Sweet Lord" plus backing vocals on most of the other songs. Ringo Starr called him one of the greatest Hammond players of all time (in the theatrical version of the concert).

In 2002 he appeared on the Johnny Cash album American IV: The Man Comes Around, playing piano on "Personal Jesus".

He toured with The Funk Brothers and Steve Winwood in Europe in early 2004 and then with his friend Eric Clapton in Europe and North America.

In 2004 Preston performed as a Jazz Organist with a solo on Ray Charles' "Genius Loves Company" duets album teaming up with Charles and Norah Jones on the song "Here We Go Again"

In 2005 he recorded "Go Where No One's Gone Before", the main title song for the anime series L/R: Licensed by Royalty.

Preston played clavinet on the song "Warlocks" for the Red Hot Chili Peppers album Stadium Arcadium released in 2006. Although very ill by this point, he jumped out of his bed after hearing a tape of the song given to him by the band, recorded his part, and went back to bed.[6] Preston's final contributions were the gospel-tinged organ on the Neil Diamond album 12 Songs, and his keyboard work on The Road to Escondido by Eric Clapton and J. J. Cale, and some of the first tracks on the Reach album by Is'real Benton.

In March 2005, Preston appeared on the American Idol's fourth season finale. Playing piano, he performed "With You I'm Born Again" with Vonzell Solomon, who finished in third place.

Preston made his last public appearance in late 2005 at the Los Angeles press junket for the re-release of the Concert for Bangla Desh movie. He was in good spirits and talked to many in the press. Afterwards he played a three song set of "Give Me Love", "My Sweet Lord" and "Isn't It a Pity", featuring Dhani Harrison on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums for the final song only.

There still remains an unreleased CD of Beatles covers that he had been working on for several years before his death. Many tracks from this CD were previewed by him at The Fest For Beatles Fans shows in the years before his death.

Jazz musician Miles Davis was heavily influenced by Preston's music during his funk rock period of the early 1970s. The 1972 album Get Up With It features a track called "Billy Preston" in his honor.

DEATH

Preston had battled kidney disease in his later years, brought on by his hypertension. He received a kidney transplant in 2002, but his health continued to deteriorate. He died on June 6, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona, of complications of malignant hypertension that resulted in kidney failure and other complications. He had voluntarily entered a drug rehabilitation clinic in Malibu, CA, at the suggestion of guitarist Is'real Benton and suffered pericarditis there, leading to respiratory failure that left him in a coma from November 21, 2005.[7] Shortly before he entered rehab, he told his manager, Joyce Moore, that he was gay.[8] His funeral was held on June 20 at the Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, California, where he was interred at Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, California.


DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUMS

* (1965) The Most Exciting Organ Ever
* (1965) Early Hits of '65
* (1966) Wildest Organ in Town!
* (1967) Club Meeting
* (1969) That's The Way God Planned It
* (1970) Encouraging Words
* (1971) I Wrote a Simple Song
* (1972) Music Is My Life
* (1973) Everybody Likes Some Kind of Music
* (1974) Live European Tour 1973 featuring Mick Taylor on guitar (CD release A&M, 2002)
* (1974) The Kids & Me
* (1975) It's My Pleasure
* (1976) Billy Preston
* (1977) A Whole New Thing
* (1979) Late At Night
* (1981) Billy Preston & Syreeta (with Syreeta Wright)
* (1981) The Way I Am
* (1982) Pressin' On
* (1984) On the Air
* (1986) You Can't Keep a Good Man Down
* (2001) You and I (featuring the Italian band 'Novecento')

GOSPEL ALBUMS

* (1962) Sixteen Years Old Soul
* (1965) Hymns Speak from the Organ
* (1973) Gospel In My Soul (Re-edition of Hymns Speak from the organ)
* (1978) Behold!
* (1980) Universal Love
* (1994) Ministry of Music
* (1995) Minister of Music
* (1996) Words and Music
* (2001) Music From My Heart

вторник, 4 января 2011 г.

SARAGOSSA BAND - (1983) HAVE A GOOD TIME (2006 CD REISSUE)



SARAGOSSA BAND - (1983) HAVE A GOOD TIME (2006 CD REISSUE)

Saragossa Band - Have A Good Time
Label: Fruit Gum Australia
Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Country: Germany
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Latin, Pop
Style: Disco, Vocal, Schlager
Quality: Lossless, EAC RIP | APE(image)+LOG+CUE
Source: Internet
Size: 247 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare

TRACKLIST

1 Have A Good Time 3:28
2 Mosquito 3:42
3 Take Me To The Voodoo Night 3:42
4 Tropical Rain 3:54
5 Save Me 2:43
6 Buona Sera (I Take My Chance Tonight) 3:20
7 Shadow Man 3:43
8 Alright, Everybody Ask For More 3:19
9 I Know, I Know 3:47
10 If I Ever Come To Heaven 3:20

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440737631/SB_-__1983__HAGT.part1.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440737650/SB_-__1983__HAGT.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440737667/SB_-__1983__HAGT.part3.rar

CREDITS

Photography - Jürgen & Thomas / Mauritius
Producer - Anthony Monn

JIMMY BO HORNE - (1978) DANCE ACROSS THE FLOOR





JIMMY BO HORNE - (1978) DANCE ACROSS THE FLOOR

Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Dance Across The Floor
Label: Sunshine Sound Disco
Catalog#: 7801
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 192 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

A1 Get Happy 4:24
A2 Dance Across The Floor 5:35
A3 Gimme Some 4:37
B1 I Wanna Go Home With You 3:35
B2 Don't Worry About It 2:40
B3 It's Your Sweet Love 3:14
B4 Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover) 4:15
B5 Ask The Birds And The Bees 2:45

CREDITS

Producer - Harry Wayne Casey & Richard Finch

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http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440675097/JBH__-__1978__DATF.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440675167/JBH__-__1978__DATF.part3.rar

JIMMY "BO" HORNE
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jimmy "Bo" Horne (born Jimmie Horace Horne, Jr. on September 28, 1949 - in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American musician, singer, and recording artist.

BIOGRAPHY

Horne was an only child and both his parents were school teachers.

He enjoyed some success in the 1970s, recording dance-oriented songs and novelty tracks for such labels as Alston and Sunshine Records. "Dance Across the Floor" was his lone R&B Top 10 hit in 1978, and it was written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey, of KC and the Sunshine Band fame. The song also appeared in the hit Brazilian gangster movie City of God. It has been sampled by controversial Gangsta rap group Da Lench Mob for their 1993 song "Freedom Got an AK", as well as by DJ Cash Money & Marvelous in their 1988 song "The Mighty Hard Rocker".[1]

Horne's other Top 20 R&B single was "You Get Me Hot" in 1979 for Sunshine Records, although the prior release, "Spank," (sampled in 1998 for D'Menace's "Deep Menace",[2] as well as Ultra Naté's "Release The Pressure") also received airplay in many clubs. "Spank" featured in the 1998 film 54.

Horne's last single was the disco flavoured "Is It In" in 1980, which (due to the decline of disco's popularity) flopped, but later featured on the fictional radio station, Paradise FM, on Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. It was also sampled by Jungle Brothers for the 1989 song "Beyond this World" as well as Kasino for their 1998 song "Nasty Girl".

Horne's 1978 song "Let me (Let Me Be Your Lover)" was sampled by the Stereo MCs in their 1992 song "Connected"

Horne's song "Spank" was heavily sampled by DJ Falcon in Falcon's song "first"

For a year between 1997 and 1998, Horne's 1977 song "Get Happy" was played in the background of The Chris Rock Show on HBO. It is also sampled in The Council's "Prepare For The Shining".

Horne has also been a guest on the Marilu Henner Show, along with Harry Wayne Casey (K.C).

SINGLES

* I Can't Speak - 1967-70
* Sweet Love Power - 1967-70
* Street Corners - 1967-70
* Down The Road Of Love - 1967
* Clean Up Man - 1972
* If You Want My Love - 1972-74
* Two People In Love - 1972-74
* Don't Worry About It - 1975
* Gimme Some (Part One) - 1975 #47
* Hey There Jim - 1976-77
* Get Happy - 1977 #46
* Dance Across The Floor - 1978 #8
* Let Me (Let Me Be Your Lover) - 1978 #60
* Spank - 1979 #55
* You Get Me Hot - 1979 #18
* If We Were Still - 1979
* Without You - 1980 #78
* Is It In - 1980 #77
* You're So Good To Me - 1983
* Rocket In The Pocket - 1984
* Let's Do It - 1985
* Show Me How Much - 1987
* Spank '87 - 1987
* Rhythm In My Heart - 1989
* Get This Lovin' - 1994-95

BERNARD EDWARDS (EX CHIC) - (1983) GLAD TO BE HERE



BERNARD EDWARDS (EX CHIC) - (1983) GLAD TO BE HERE

Bernard Edwards - Glad To Be Here
Label: Atlantic
Catalog#: 80079-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 190 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare

TRACKLIST

A1 Your Love Is Good To Me 6:25
A2 Don't Do Me Wrong 4:36
Vocals - Jocelyn Brown
A3 You Don't Know Me 2:31
A4 Joy Of Life 3:41
B1 You've Really Got A Hold On Me 4:56
Vocals - Jocelyn Brown
B2 Hard Loving Man 4:11
B3 Glad To Be Here 5:34

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440673430/BE_-__1983__GTBH.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440673412/BE_-__1983__GTBH.part1.rar

CREDITS

Backing Vocals - Alfa Anderson , B.J. Nelson , Curtis King , Dolette McDonald , Jocelyn Brown , Luci Martin , Luther Vandross , Michelle Cobbs , Yvonne Lewis
Guitar - Nile Rodgers
Producer - Bernard Edwards

BERNARD EDWARDS
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bernard Edwards (October 31, 1952 – April 18, 1996) born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass guitar player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. He died of pneumonia while touring in Japan.

HISTORY

Edwards who grew up in Brooklyn, New York City, met Nile Rodgers in the early 1970s. The two formed the Big Apple Band (active from 1972-1976) and then united with drummer Tony Thompson to eventually form Chic together with singer Norma Jean Wright.


With Chic (active 1976-1983) Edwards created era-defining hits such as "Dance, Dance, Dance", "Everybody Dance", "Le Freak", "I Want Your Love" and "Good Times". Edwards also worked with Nile Rodgers to produce and write for other artists, using Chic to perform everything musically and vocally except lead vocals. Those productions with Norma Jean Wright, Sister Sledge, Sheila and B. Devotion, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Harry and Fonzi Thornton led to more hits such as "Saturday", "He's The Greatest Dancer", "We Are Family", "Spacer", "Upside Down", "I'm Coming Out" and "Backfired" to name a few.

Chic split in 1983 after personal and artistic differences between Edwards and Rodgers.

Edwards released a solo album the same year, and in 1985 he was instrumental in the formation of the supergroup Power Station. The band's first album was produced by Edwards and featured Chic drummer Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran members John and Andy Taylor as well as singer Robert Palmer. Edwards followed this by producing Robert Palmer's hit album Riptide. He continued to produce artists throughout the 1980s and 90s. Among others, he worked with Diana Ross, Adam Ant, Rod Stewart, Air Supply, ABC and Duran Duran.

Edwards was the father of multi-platinum record producer Bernard "Focus..." Edwards, Jr. who has produced songs for Jennifer Lopez, Beyoncé Knowles, Busta Rhymes, Bishop Lamont, Tony Yayo and more.

Edwards teamed up with Nile Rodgers again for the Chic reunion in the early 1990s and released the album Chic-Ism in 1992.

In 1996 Nile Rodgers was named JT Superproducer of the Year in Japan, and was invited to perform there with Chic in April of that year. Just before the concert at the Budokan Arena in Tokyo, Edwards fell ill, but despite Rodgers' insistence, he refused to cancel the gig. He managed to perform but had to be helped at times. After the concert he retired to his hotel room where he was later found dead by Rodgers. The cause of death was ruled to be pneumonia.

BASSES

Edwards played a Music Man StingRay (bequeathed to Duran Duran's John Taylor after his death), a Fender Precision Bass, and a B.C. Rich "Eagle" bass during the prime of Chic. Later he would also use a Spector NS. He also was known to play a G & L L-1000 and a Sadowsky standard.

INFLUENCE

Bernard Edwards is considered one of the most important bass players of the 20th century. His bass line from Chic hit "Good Times" has become one of the most copied pieces of music in history, and had a huge influence on musicians of many genres when released and was the inspiration for "Another One Bites the Dust" by Rock group Queen.

The bass line was used without credit or royalty on Sugarhill Gang's "Rappers Delight" in 1979 - the first rap song to become a mainstream hit. The following twenty-odd years has seen it sampled by artists of diverse genres, from Rap to Punk and Techno to Pop. Duran Duran bassist John Taylor often played the song in homage during his solo performances, and cited Edwards as his primary influence.

Geddy Lee, the front man and bassist of Rush, mentioned Bernard Edwards in an interview for a German bass magazine.

On 19 September 2005 Edwards was honored posthumously for his outstanding achievement as a producer, when he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held in New York.

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

CHIC

* Chic (1977)
* C'est Chic (1978)
* Risqué (1979)
* Real People (1980)
* Take It Off (1981)
* Tongue in Chic (1982)
* Believer (1983)
* Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of Chic (1991)
* Chic-Ism (1992)
* The Best of Chic, Volume 2 (1992)
* Live at the Budokan (1999)

SOLO

* Glad To Be Here (1983)

PRODUCTION

* Norma Jean, Norma Jean Wright (1978)
* We Are Family, Sister Sledge (1979)
* King of the World, Sheila and B. Devotion (1980)
* Love Somebody Today, Sister Sledge (1980)
* diana, Diana Ross (1980)
* I Love My Lady, Johnny Mathis (1981) (Unreleased)
* Koo Koo, Debbie Harry (1981)
* unknown title, Fonzi Thornton (1982) (Unreleased)
* Swept Away, Diana Ross (1984)
* Power Station, Power Station (1985)
* "A View To A Kill" (single), Duran Duran (1985)
* Heat, Nona Hendryx (1985)
* Riptide, Robert Palmer (1985)
* Cocker, Joe Cocker (1986)
* Color In Your Life, Missing Persons (1986)
* Hearts In Motion, Air Supply (1986)
* Alphabet City, ABC (1987)
* If, Hollywood Beyond (1987)
* Contact, Platinum Blonde (1987)
* Jody Watley, Jody Watley (1987)
* Out of Order, Rod Stewart (1988)
* Under The One Sky, Distance (1989)
* YUI Orta, Ian Hunter/The Hunter Ronson Band (1990)
* Break The Silence, The Triplets (1990)
* Vagabond Heart, Rod Stewart (1991)
* Persuasion, Adam Ant (1991) (Unreleased)
* Living in Fear, Power Station (1996)

BROOKLYN DREAMS - (1977) BROOKLYN DREAM





BROOKLYN DREAMS - (1977) BROOKLYN DREAM

Brooklyn Dreams - Brooklyn Dreams
Label: Big Break Records
Catalog#: CDBBR 0007
Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: UK
Released: 07 Jun 2010
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 419 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare

TRACKLIST

1 Music, Harmony And Rhythm 3:55
Written-By - Esposito*
2 Sad Eyes 5:18
3 I Never Dreamed 4:10
Written-By - Esposito*
4 Don't Fight The Feeling 4:14
5 Another Night At The Tango 3:53
Written-By - Assunta (2) , Hokenson* , Esposito*
6 On The Corner 5:02
7 Street Dance 4:34
8 (Baby) You're The One 3:51
9 Old Fashioned Girl 4:03
Featuring - Donna Summer
Written-By - Albano*
10 Hollywood Circles 3:56
Bonus Tracks
11 Sad Eyes (Single Version) 3:54
12 Music, Harmony And Rhythm (12" Disco Version) 6:51
Mixed By [Uncredited] - Bobby Guttadaro*
13 Street Dance (12" Disco Version) 5:29
Mixed By [Uncredited] - Bobby Guttadaro*

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http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440604798/BD_-__1977__BD.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440604837/BD_-__1977__BD.part3.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440607699/BD_-__1977__BD.part4.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440608327/BD_-__1977__BD.part5.rar

CREDITS

Arranged By - Brooklyn Dreams
Bass - Dennis Belfield , Veyler Hildebrand
Drums - Andre Fischer (2)
Guitar - Al Ciner , Joe Bean , Tony D. Eisenbarger , Tony Maiden (tracks: A2) , Snuffy Walden*
Keyboards - Bruce Sudano , Mark Olson , Ron Stockert , Skip Konte
Percussion - Eddie Hokenson , Joe Lala
Producer, Arranged By - Skip Konte
Reissue Producer - Wayne A. Dickson
Remastered By [Digitally] - Kevin Reeves
Written-By - Sudano*

BROOKLYN DREAMS - (1979) JOY RIDE





BROOKLYN DREAMS - (1979) JOY RIDE

Brooklyn Dreams - Joy Ride
Label: Casablanca Records
Catalog#: NBLP 7165 DJ
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 386 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare


TRACKLIST

A1 Hot Lovin' (Summer In The City) 4:58
Synthesizer [Arp, Intro] - Rick Kelly
Written-By - B. Incorvaia* , B. Sudano* , E. Hokenson* , J. Esposito*
A2 For The Love Of The Music 4:55
Written-By - B. Sudano* , E. Hokenson* , J. Esposito*
A3 Too Much For The Lady 4:43
Vocals [Special Vocal Appearance] - Donna Summer
Written-By - B. Sudano* , D. Summer* , E. Hokenson* , J. Esposito*
A4 Take Me Back 4:04
Written-By - B. Sudano*
B1 Your Love's So Good To Me 4:52
Written-By - B. Sudano* , D. Summer*
B2 One And Only 4:11
Written-By - M. Sterling* , S. Walden*
B3 Daigo 4:13
Written-By - B. Sudano* , D. Summer* , E. Hokenson* , J.Esposito*
B4 Love Love's Desire 4:58
Written-By - Assunta (2) , B. Sudano* , E. Hokenson* , J. Esposito*

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440609145/BD_-__1979__JR.part1.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440609642/BD_-__1979__JR.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440611394/BD_-__1979__JR.part3.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440611838/BD_-__1979__JR.part4.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440613992/BD_-__1979__JR.part5.rar


CREDITS


Arranged By, Keyboards, Synthesizer - Thor Baldursson
Artwork By [Graphics] - Gribbitt!
Bass - Les Hurdle
Contractor [Musical] - Trevor Veitch
Drums - Keith Forsey
Guitar - Jay Graydon , Jeff Baxter , Mats Bjoerklund* , Nick Woodland , Steve Lukather , Thom Rotella
Mastered By - Brian Gardner
Percussion - Bob Conti , Keith Forsey
Photography [Back Cover] - Mailloux & Jaeger
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By - Juergen Koppers*
Soloist, Guitar - Jeff Baxter , Steve Lukather
Soloist, Saxophone - Gary Herbig
Steel Guitar [Pedal Steel] - Al Perkins

BROOKLYN DREAMS - (1979) SLEEPLESS NIGHTS






BROOKLYN DREAMS - (1979) SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

Brooklyn Dreams - Sleepless Nights
Label: Casablanca Records
Catalog#: NBLP 7135
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 419 MB (+3%)
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TRACKLIST

A1 Make It Last 3:22
Guitar [Guitar Solo] - Lee Ritenour
A2 That's Not The Way That Your Mama Thaught You To Be 4:57
Saxophone [Tenor Saxophone Solo] - Jerry Jumonville
A3 Sleepless Nights / Send A Dream 5:43
Guitar [Guitar Solo] - Jerry Doucette , Snuffy Walden*
Harp - Gail Le Vant*
A4 Fashion For Me 3:02
Cello - Jesse Levy
Viola - Lamar Alsop
Violin [1st Violin] - Guy Lumia
Violin [2nd Violin] - Matt Raimondi*
A5 First Love 3:26
Guitar [Guitar Solo] - Snuffy Walden*
Saxophone [Baritone Saxophone], Arranged By [Horns Arranged By] - Lew Del Gatto*
Saxophone [Tenor Saxophone] - Mike Brecker*
Trombone - Barry Rogers
Trumpet - Lew Soloff
B1 Street Man 5:28
B2 Touching In The Dark 4:40
B3 Long Distance 3:09
Guitar [Guitar Solo] - Lee Ritenour
B4 Coming Up The Hard Way 5:22
Backing Vocals - Arnold McCuller , B.J. Foster , Brenda Russell (2) , Carlene Williams , D.C. LaRue , Danny Peck , Judy Jones , Lori Lieberman , Marc Figueroa , Mary Ellen Gaines , Michele Aller* , Pattie Brooks , Paul Jabara , Yolande Howard
Saxophone - David Luell , Gary Herbig , Jon Kip
Trombone - Bill Reichenback* , Slide Hyde*
Trumpet - Chuck Findley , Steve Madaio
Trumpet, Trumpet [Trumpet Solo] - Jerry Hey
B5 Heaven Knows 3:38
Vocals, Written-By - Donna Summer
Written-By - Giorgio Moroder , Pete Bellotte

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440614057/BD_-__1979__SN.part1.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440614474/BD_-__1979__SN.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440616213/BD_-__1979__SN.part3.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440617009/BD_-__1979__SN.part4.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440619106/BD_-__1979__SN.part5.rar

CREDITS

Acoustic Guitar - Bruce Sudano , Joe "Bean" Esposito*
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Thom Rotella
Bass - Chuck Rainey , David Hungate , Scotty Edwards*
Drums - Ed Greene (2) , Mike Baird
Electric Guitar - Jay Graydon , Snuffy Walden*
Engineer - Bob Stone
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] - J. Arvid Bergman
Mixed By [Assistant Mix Engineer] - Stephen Marcusson*
Mixed By [Mix Engineer] - Larry Emerine
Percussion - Eddie Swanson Hokenson* , Victor Feldman
Piano [Acoustic Piano], Electric Piano, Clavinet - Jai Winding
Producer, Arranged By, Conductor, Piano [Acoustic Piano], Synthesizer [Synthesizer Keyboards] - Bob Esty
Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming], Electronics [Special Electronic Effects] - Dan Wyman
Strings - Sid Sharp*



BROOKLYN DREAMS
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


The Brooklyn Dreams was a successful singing group of the late 1970s and early 1980s mixing R&B and doo-wop harmonies with contemporary dance/disco music and best-known for a number of collaborations with singer Donna Summer. The band consisted of Joe "Bean" Esposito, Eddie Hokenson and Bruce Sudano. Esposito provided lead vocals for the band and played guitar, while Sudano played keyboards and Hokenson played drums and occasionally sang lead vocals.


BIOGRAPHY

The group was founded by three departing members of The Mystics. Their biggest hit was the single "Heaven Knows", a single by Donna Summer featuring Joe Esposito on second lead and the group singing backup. Released on the Casablanca label in January 1979, the single reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. A version of the song is featured on Summer's Live and More album. Their version of the song appears on the band's 1979 album, Sleepless Nights, with Esposito singing the lead vocal and Summer singing second lead with the group again contributing backing vocals, and credited as "Brooklyn Dreams with Donna Summer". The band sang backup on other tracks from several Summer albums during this period.

Their self-titled debut album Brooklyn Dreams (1977) received positive critical reviews, comparing the group's harmonies to those of The Righteous Brothers. Singles "Sad Eyes" and the dance track "Music, Harmony and Rhythm" were modest hits. The latter song has been sampled over the years by various Hip hop artists. While the album was a modest a hit, the group gained public awareness via an appearance as "Professor La Plano and The Planotones" in the 1978 film American Hot Wax.

Their sophomore effort Sleepless Nights (1979) was a greater commercial success for the group as it featured their musical collaboration with their label mate Summer. The group toured as opening act for Summer and found itself hosting the Midnight Special[2] and performing on the popular talk shows The Mike Douglas Show and The Merv Griffin Show, as well as Dick Clark's American Bandstand, Solid Gold and "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert". That year, the band co-wrote "Bad Girls" with Summer, and the single topped Billboard's Hot 100, Hot Black Singles and Hot Disco charts. Their own "Make It Last", however, did not improve on earlier chartings.

Their third album Joy Ride (1979) was a solid effort effort but moved them farther away from their R&B roots. Produced by Summer's recording engineer Juergen Koppers, but did not have the support of Casablanca, which was having a financial crisis, the album did not generate a chart single had a much more Euro dance sound. Casabalanca (which distributed the band's label, Millennium) had changed direction by 1980 with the demise of Disco with which it was closely related, and chairman Neil Bogart's departure. Summer also departed the label for the new Geffen Records.

"Won't Let Go" (1980) was the last album by the group which was moving away from the labels push to Disco, and closer to a R&B pop sound they originally intended to produce . "Won't Let Go" received overall good reviews. Members of the group by this time were already pursuing other projects separately or together, but not under the name Brooklyn Dreams.

Sudano and Summer would later marry. Sudano notably co-wrote the Dolly Parton hit "Starting Over Again", and a number of album tracks for Summer. Sudano released his first solo album, Fugitive Kind, for Millennium/RCA in 1981, which included his own recording of "Starting Over Again". The song was recorded again in 1997 by Reba McEntire and was the title song of her CD. Sudano released his second solo album, Rainy Day Soul, twenty-three years later, in 2004. Sudano was voted AC artist of the year by New Music Weekly. Sudano's next CD, Life & the Romantic, was set to be released in March, 2009.

Esposito went on to solo success on numerous movie soundtracks, notably Flashdance, The Karate Kid and Coming To America, for which he recorded a duet with Laura Branigan. He also released three solo albums "Solitary Man" with Giorgio Moroder, " Joe, Bruce and 2nd Avenue" the most recent being Treated and Released in 1996. In 2008 and 2009, Esposito was working on tracks for a new solo album.

"Deez Hollywood Knights", a track on Snoop Doggs 2008 album Ego Trippin, samples the group's title track for the soundtrack for the 1980 film The Hollywood Knights.

DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUMS

* Brooklyn Dreams (1977)
* Sleepless Nights (1978)
* Joy Ride (1979)
* Won't Let Go (1980)

SOUNDTRACKS

* American Hot Wax (1978)
* The Hollywood Knights (1980)
* Foxes (1980)

SINGLES

* "Sad Eyes" (1977) [#63 Hot 100]
* "Music, Harmony, and Rhythm" (1978) [#57 Hot 100]
* "Heaven Knows" (with Donna Summer, 1979) [#2 Hot 100]
* "Make It Last" (1979) [#69 Hot 100]
* "To Much for the Lady" (1979)
* "Yours Loves So Good to Me" (1979)
* "Back On The Streets" (1980)
* "Won't Let Go" (1980)

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EDWIN STARR - (1994) MOTOWN LEGENDS


EDWIN STARR - (1994) MOTOWN LEGENDS

Edwin Starr - Motown Legends
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1994
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 206 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare

TRACKLIST

01. Edwin Starr - War
02. Edwin Starr - You've Made Me So Very Happy
03. Edwin Starr - Soul Master
04. Edwin Starr - Oh How Happy
05. Edwin Starr - Way Over There
06. Edwin Starr - Twenty-Five Miles
07. Edwin Starr - Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I win Your Love
08. Edwin Starr - Ooo Baby Baby
09. Edwin Starr - You Beat Me To the Punch
10. Edwin Starr - At Lat (I found A Love)
11. Edwin Starr - Cloud Nine

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440418499/ES_-__1994__ML.part1.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440419315/ES_-__1994__ML.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440420627/ES_-__1994__ML.part3.rar

EDWIN STARR - (1980) STRONGER THAN YOU THINK I AM





EDWIN STARR - (1980) STRONGER THAN YOU THINK I AM

Edwin Starr - Stronger Than You Think I Am
Label: 20th Century Records
Catalog#: T-615
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1980
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 211 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare

TRACKLIST

A1 Never Turn My Back On You 3:32
Synthesizer [Arrangement] - John J. Barnes Jr.*
A2 Tell-A-Star 3:30
Producer - Edwin Starr , Michael Stewart
A3 Sweet 4:21
Mixed By - Rick Hart
Strings [Arrangement], Horns [Arrangement] - John J. Barnes Jr.*
A4 Upside Of Down 4:05
Horns [Arrangement] - David Stout
Saxophone [Solo] - Jerry Peterson
A5 Bigger And Better 3:10
Mixed By - Rick Hart
Strings [Arrangement], Horns [Arrangement] - John J. Barnes Jr.*
B1 Stronger Than You Think I Am 6:10
Strings [Arrangement], Horns [Arrangement] - John J. Barnes Jr.*
B2 Get Up-Whirlpool 8:20
Horns [Arrangement] - David Stout
B3 Boop Boop Song 3:40
Horns [Arrangement] - David Stout

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440491066/ES_-__1980__STYTIA.part1.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440417407/ES_-__1980__STYTIA.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440418095/ES_-__1980__STYTIA.part3.rar


CREDITS

Bass - David Shields , Jimmy McAfee
Composed By [Songs] - Edwin Starr
Concertmaster - Charles Veal Jr.
Drums - James Gadson , Melvin D. Webb*
Guitar - Howard "Buzzy" Feiten* , David Walker* , Glennis Jones , Ralph Hammer
Keyboards - Earl Van Dyke , John J. Barnes Jr.* , Larry Farrow , Rick McAfee , Ronald Coleman
Mastered By - Bernie Grundman
Percussion - Eddie "Bongo" Brown , Luke Metoyer
Producer - Edwin Starr
Synthesizer - Clark Spangler
Vocals - Edwin Starr
Vocals [Background] - Clifton Curtis , Maurice Young , Monroe Wright III , Waters, The , William Clarke

NOTES

Recorded and mixed at Producers Workshop, Sierra Pacific Studios, Larrabee Sound & Redwing Sound
Mastered at A&M Recording Studios

EDWIN STARR - (1979) H.A.P.P.Y. RADIO





EDWIN STARR - (1979) H.A.P.P.Y. RADIO

Edwin Starr - H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
Label: 20th Century Records
Catalog#: T-591
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Disco
Quality: Lossless, FLAC
Source: Internet
Size: 209 MB (+3%)
Download: Rapidshare


TRACKLIST


A1 H.A.P.P.Y. Radio 6:45
Written-By - E. Starr*
A2 Rip Me Off 4:13
Written-By - E. Starr*
A3 It's Called The Rock 7:25
Written-By - E. Starr* , P. Edney*
B1 I'd Rather Fight Than Switch 4:12
Written-By - E. Starr*
B2 Drown My Heart 3:34
Written-By - E. Starr*
B3 My Friend 3:56
Written-By - E. Starr*
B4 Patiently 4:34
Written-By - E. Starr*

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440415448/ES_-__1979__H.part1.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440415523/ES_-__1979__H.part2.rar
http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440415550/ES_-__1979__H.part3.rar

CREDITS

Arranged By [Horns, Rhythm] - Edwin Starr
Arranged By [Horns] - David Stout (tracks: A1, B2, to B4)
Artwork By [Art Direction, Design] - Glen Christensen
Artwork By [Illustration] - David Mattingly
Backing Vocals - Waters*
Drums - M. Singer*
Engineer - Bob D'Orleans (tracks: A1, A3, B2 to B4) , Ty Blair (tracks: A2, B1)
Flute - D. Stout* , H. Kim* , H. Preston* , J.C. Peskin*
Horns - A. Hamilton* , K. Peachy* , C. Sletteu*
Keyboards - P. Edney & Spike*
Mixed By - Jack Roubeu (tracks: A2, B1 to B4) , Rick Gianatos (tracks: A1, A3)
Percussion - E. Fletcher* , M. Singer*
Producer - Edwin Starr
Written By [Bass] - J. Roberts
Written By [Drums] - R. Reed
Written By [Guitar] - L. Middleton
Written By [Horns] - E. Hill

NOTES

A1 Recorded at Power Station, N.Y. & Total Experience Recording Studios.
A2, A3, B1 Recorded at Total Experience Recording Studio.
B2, B3, B4 Recorded at Sierra Pacific & Total Experience Recording Studios.
A1 Mixed at Producer's Workshop
A3 Mixed at Larrabee Studios
Mastered at MCA Whitney Recording Studios.