Shakatak

George Anderson (Shakatak) - Body And Soul (Deluxe Edition) (2017)

George Anderson (Shakatak) - Body And Soul (Deluxe Edition) (2017)
Smooth Jazz, RnB, Soul, Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:11:43 | 168 MB
Label: Secret Records | Release Year: 2017

Celebrated British bassist GEORGE ANDERSON leads an unusual dual musical life. He is, of course, best known for his work with smooth jazz icons Shakatak. He's a key member of the band – on the road and in the studio. George was also instrumental in co-writing many of Shakatak's best tunes ….most famously 'Day by Day' featuring Grammy award winner Al Jarreau. George was responsible too for co-writing the song 'Perfect Smile' which was a smooth-jazz radio play hit in the US for Shakatak in the 90's.

Shakatak - Once Upon A Time - The Acoustic Sessions - (2013)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 24, 2017
Shakatak - Once Upon A Time - The Acoustic Sessions - (2013)

Shakatak - Once Upon A Time - The Acoustic Sessions - (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 330 Mb | Scans | Time: 54:34
Secret Records Limited | SECCD066
Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Soul

The long running Jazz/Funk group Shakatak throw off the shackles of electricity with this acoustic greatest hits collection! With every long-serving and successful band comes a point when it's right to release an album to showcase that softer, more gentle side of themselves… and here it is for Shakatak! 'Once Upon A Time - The Acoustic Sessions' demonstrates the perfect dynamical change that these world class musicians have embarked upon to bring a new, 'stripped-down' experience to their devoted fan-base and jazz-funk listeners all over the world.

Shakatak - Remix Best Album (1991)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 24, 2017
Shakatak - Remix Best Album (1991)

Shakatak - Remix Best Album (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 440 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 162 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:08:36
Polydor Ltd. (U.K.) | 513 011-2
Jazz-Funk, Smooth Jazz, Disco

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music. Compared as the Rolling Stones of Jazz-funk their music just keeps getting better and better. The art of the remix is an interesting one - depending on context.

Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 16, 2017
Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)

Shakatak - Invitations 1982 (Expanded Version 2017)
Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Jazz Funk | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:45 | 151 MB
Label: Secret Records | Release Year: 2017

All the tracks here are excellent and interestingly with the exception of the title track you probably won't find any of the other tracks on a greatest hits compilation album of theirs and yet taken overall as a whole the album is very strong and has a very nice flow to it which is why despite the lack of "hits" I still feel this to be a very strong Shakatak album and is surely as good as "Night Birds" - both representing their best work in my opinion. Certainly no fillers here with "Stranger", "Sol Fuego", "Usual Situation" and "Steppin' Out" as the other stand-out tracks.

Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 8, 2017
Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)

Shakatak - City Rhythm (1985)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 80 mb
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion | Label: Polydor | # 827 485-2 | Time: 00:38:22

British jazz-funk combo Shakatak formed in London in 1980. Originally comprising keyboardists Bill Sharpe and Nigel Wright, guitarist Keith Winter, bassist Steve Underwood, and drummer Roger Odell, the group quickly scored an underground hit with its debut single "Steppin'," cracking the British Top 50 the following year with the singles "Livin' in the UK" and "Brazilian Dawn." Their debut LP, Drivin' Hard, was also well-received, and with the 1982 follow-up Nightbirds, Shakatak (which replaced Underwood with bassist George Anderson) scored their first Top 20 hit in "Easier Said Than Done"; the disc's title track also rocketed into the Top Ten. Nightbirds also introduced singer Jill Saward, who emerged as Shakatak's lead vocalist with the band's fifth album, 1984's Down on the Street, which notched the hit "Watching You"; 1985's Live preceded the release of the group's next studio effort, Day by Day.

Shakatak - Invitations (1982) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 29, 2016
Shakatak - Invitations (1982) [Re-Up]

Shakatak - Invitations (1982)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 123 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Fusion | Label: Polydor | # 810 068-2 | Time: 00:38:22 | Scans included

Shakatak's keyboardist Bill Sharpe's has always written memorable tunes, of which lyricist Roger Odell said: "The melodies are always very catchy, chord sequences are always nice." In fact Bill Sharpe's piano playing is one reason for jazz fans to enjoy Shatatak's music, as he produces well-constructed solos as well as writing sweet but jazz-infused melodies which are immediately unforgettable. Another reason for liking this band is its tight funkiness. One has only to hear on YouTube some of the amateur attempts at Shakatak tunes to realise how much the band contributes to their success. George Anderson Jr.'s slapped bass guitar drives the band along, with help from Roger Odell's propulsive drumming. There's a lot to like in this classic jazz-funk recording.

Shakatak - Times And Places (2016)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Sept. 8, 2016
Shakatak - Times And Places (2016)

Shakatak - Times And Places (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 457 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Victor Entertainment [Japan] | Catalog Number: VICP-75159

Times and Places by Shakatak release on Jul 20, 2016Times and Places include I Will Be There, Heads To The Sky, Movin' On, Open Skies, Sand And The Sea, Wonderful, Cape Town, Coralie, How Do You Sleep At Night, Time And Place, Check In, Carry On, Haunting, Mr. Fanatical, Goodbye To The City.

Shakatak & Friends - Jazz In The Night (1999)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Aug. 25, 2016
Shakatak & Friends - Jazz In The Night (1999)

Shakatak & Friends - Jazz In The Night (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 421 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Smooth Jazz | Label: Passion Music | Catalog Number: CD INZ 7

This CD celebrates the arrival of the new millennium and also marks the group's 20 years as one of the pioneering infuences on today's Jazz/Funk scene.

Shakatak - Street Level (1993)  Music

Posted by Designol at June 10, 2014
Shakatak - Street Level (1993)

Shakatak - Street Level (1993)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 132 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, Fusion | Label: ZYX | # ZYX 20243-2 | Time: 00:49:38 | Scans included

Shakatak is an English jazz-funk band, founded in 1980. In the 1990s, the band had success in the US when they had two albums that went to No 1 in the contemporary jazz charts, and were also awarded the Japanese Grammy for best international instrumental album six years running.

Shakatak - Live At The Playhouse (2005)  

Posted by robi62 at May 21, 2013
Shakatak - Live At The Playhouse (2005)

Shakatak - Live At The Playhouse (2005)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 425 Kbps, 720 x 576 (1.333) at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 384 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz, Funk | Label: Snapper Music | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 22 Aug 2005 | Runtime: 144 min. | 4,06 GB (DVD5)

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and a career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary popular music - but then they are a particularly unusual group. Because of the nature of the music, their fan base is one that is very far reaching while always retaining it's 'underground' element.This paradox sees the band, who are known primarily as serious jazz-funk musicians, enjoying both high 'cult' status and instant recognition as a household name.Having garnered massive commercial acheivements in the UK, Shakatak went on to score unprecedented success in Japan, and then throughout the world.