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Rufus Harley - Bagpipe Blues (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27428}

Rufus Harley - Bagpipe Blues (1965) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27428}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 160 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1965, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27428 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Flute / Bagpipes

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. An amazing record, from an amazing player – the mighty Rufus Harley, heard here on tenor, flute, and soprano sax – as well as bagpipes, his "trademark" instrument! Don't be put off by the bagpipes, though, because Harley plays in a righteous soul jazz groove, and uses the instrument more like a Coltrane-ish reed soloing vehicle, with sheets of hard blown sound, than he does as a corny Scottish sounding one.
Rufus Harley - Scotch & Soul (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Rufus Harley - Scotch & Soul (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 161 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27320 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Bagpipes / Flute / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Although Rufus Harley also plays flute, soprano, and tenor on this record, it is for his bagpipe playing that the out-of-print album is most notable. The bagpipes tend to be a drone instrument and Harley cannot surmount the problem of cutting off notes quickly, but he plays his main instrument as well as anyone and is thus far the only jazz bagpipe player. With the assistance of pianist Oliver Collins, bassist James Glenn, drummer Billy Abner, and Robert Gossett on conga, Harley's versions of "Feeling Good" and "Scotch and Soul" are quite unique.
Rufus Harley - A Tribute To Courage (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Rufus Harley - A Tribute To Courage (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 257 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 198 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1967, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27046 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Bagpipes

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Brilliant work by one of the most unusual jazz talents of the 60s! Rufus Harley's best known for his use of bagpipes in jazz music – a re-cooption of the instrument from Scottish styles, taking it back to its roots in northern Africa. A number of Harley's other albums from the time are a bit gimmicky – but this later set is a soul jazz masterpiece, infused with rich Coltrane-like modes of expression, as Harley plays both soprano sax and bagpipes over some long modal original compositions! The group is a great one – with Oliver Collins playing some fantastic spiraling lines on piano, and great bass and drum work by James Glenn & Billy Abner. Titles include "Ali", "X", "About Trane", "Tribute To Courage", and a great version of "Sunny"!

Rufus ‎- Rufus (1973) [2004 Japan Mini-CD]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Oct. 20, 2015
Rufus ‎- Rufus (1973) [2004 Japan Mini-CD]

Rufus ‎- Rufus (1973) [2004 Japan Mini-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 361 MB | Covers Included
R&B | Label: Geffen Records [Japan]| Catalog Number: UICY-9403

Rufus is the eponymous debut album by American R&B and funk band Rufus, released on the ABC Records label in 1973 fronted by singers Chaka Khan and Ron Stockert. The album is notable for an upbeat rock/soul sound that would be replaced by a more heavy direction into funk and jazzy-styled recordings.

Rufus Zuphall - Phallobst (1971)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 6, 2017
Rufus Zuphall - Phallobst (1971)

Rufus Zuphall - Phallobst (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2004 | Long Hair, LHC 00030/LHC30 | ~ 496 or 196 Mb | Scans Included
Progressive Rock, Krautrock

RZ's second album, released on the now-legendary Pilz label, was recorded in Dieter Dierks's studios. Two personnel changes: the bassist (departing Lieblang was the lyric writer in the first line-up, and he contributes to three songs without playing) and the addition of a second guitarist Kittel…

Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 8, 2017
Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs

Rufus Harley - Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) 2CDs
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 83 Mb | Time: 02:38:42
Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Post-Bop, Ethnic Jazz, Bagpipes | Atlantic/Rhino | # RHM2 7725

At the heart of Courage: The Atlantic Recordings (2006) are the four out-of-print LPs that multi-instrumentalist Rufus Harley (bagpipes/flute/sax) cut for the label during the mid- to late 1960s. Also featured are a previously unissued cover of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone" as well as "Pipin' the Blues," a Harley/Stitt duet from Sonny Stitt's Deuces Wild (1967) platter. Although criminally dismissed by many as a novelty, Harley successfully integrated the seemingly limited B flat and F drone of the bagpipes into the realm of (concurrently) modern jazz. Harley's early life was a struggle with poverty, during which his alcoholic mother would often pawn his treasured C-melody sax for liquor money. Proving his sincerity to the music, Harley without fail would retrieve his instrument via odd jobs. However, his focus changed on November 25, 1963 as Harley – along with the rest of the free world – tuned in to the memorial of President John F. Kennedy. When Harley heard the pipers from the Black Watch of the Royal Highlanders Regiment during the funeral procession, the sound struck him as producing the same tonality that he had been unsuccessfully trying to coax out of his sax. It was then a matter of hooking up with Joel Dorn, a fellow Philly resident and local jazz disc jockey.
Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Ask Rufus (1977) [2004 Japan Mini-CD]

Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Ask Rufus (1977) [2004 Japan Mini-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 213 MB | Covers Included
Funk / R&B | Label: Geffen Records| Catalog Number:UICY-9407

Rufus was one of the most respected groups in the '70s and '80s. Although lead singer Chaka Khan's charismatic vocals were their drawing card, few outfits boasted the skill as Rufus as a band. Songs like "Please Pardon Me," "Sweet Thing," and "Fool's Paradise" are a few of the tracks that displayed the perfect marriage. This 1977 effort is the follow-up to 1975's Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan. Ask Rufus has the group doing more sophisticated and constantly challenging work with an accent on evocative ballads.
Rufus ‎- Party 'Til You're Broke (1981) [2012 Japan LTD SHM-CD]

Rufus ‎- Party 'Til You're Broke (1981) [2012 Japan LTD SHM-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 365 MB | Covers Included
R&B | Label: Geffen Records | Catalog Number: UICY-25347

Party 'Til You're Broke is the ninth studio album by funk band Rufus, released on the MCA Records label in 1981. Party 'Til You're Broke which was the band's second album not to be fronted by Chaka Khan reached #24 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart and #73 on Pop and included the singles "Tonight We Love" (US R&B #18, US Dance #64) and "Hold on to a Friend" (US R&B #56), making Party 'Til You're Broke the most successful Khan-less album from Rufus.

Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog (1963/1991) [Remastered]  Music

Posted by johnbaltese at May 15, 2011
Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog (1963/1991) [Remastered]

Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog (1963/1991) [Remastered]
EAC-FLAC-IMG + CUE + LOG : 221 MB | MP3-320 : 80 MB | Scans Included
Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul | Atlantic : 7 82254-2

This Memphis R&B titan wrote and recorded the original "Walking the Dog" and cut the rockingest versions ever of "Mashed Potatoes," "Land of 1,000 Dances" and "Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo." It's all available on Rufus' Walking the Dog LP – the album that started it all – guaranteed to give your spine lots more than it bargained for!

Rufus Thomas - Stax Profiles (2006)  Music

Posted by justthev at Jan. 2, 2011
Rufus Thomas - Stax Profiles (2006)

Rufus Thomas - Stax Profiles (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Scans | 1CD | 368 MB
Blues | Label ~ Stax | April 25, 2006