Shakatak

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 - The Collection (1996/1998)  Music

Posted by popsakov at Aug. 16, 2016
Shakatak - The Collection (1996/1998)

Shakatak - The Collection (1996/1998)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 506 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 173 Mb
Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 35 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco | Spectrum Music / Polydor #552 020-2

Shakatak are an English jazz-funk band, founded in 1980. Shakatak scored a number of chart entries, including two Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart, "Night Birds" (1982) and "Down on the Street" (1984), plus a further 12 entries in the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. The group is still active and popular throughout the world, particularly in Japan and the Far East, and generally produce a new album every two years on JVC Records. From their first release in August 1980, (the Bill Sharpe composition "Steppin'" on the Polydor record label), and their first album, Drivin' Hard, the band's singles and albums have entered the charts regularly.

Shakatak - Down on the Street [Deluxe Version] (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at July 15, 2015
Shakatak - Down on the Street [Deluxe Version] (2015)

Shakatak - Down on the Street [Deluxe Version] (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 58:37 min | 137 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Funk, Fusion | Label: Secret Records

Remastered re-issue of the classic 1984 Top 20 album from Shakatak. Features the hit single Don't Blame It On Love the Top 10 title track Down On The Street.

Shakatak - Day by Day [City Rhythm] (2015)  

Posted by mark70 at March 1, 2015
Shakatak - Day by Day [City Rhythm] (2015)

Shakatak - Day by Day [City Rhythm] (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 56:54 min | 133 MB
Genre: Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Label: Secret Records

Re-issue of a classic Shakatak album originally titled City Rhythm but retitled to reflect the 1985 hit Day by Day featuring Al Jarrreau.
Shakatak - Collection 1981~84 (6 Albums) [Japan LTD (mini LP) Platinum SHM-CD, 2014]

Shakatak - Collection 1981~84 (6 Albums) [Japan LTD (mini LP) Platinum SHM-CD, 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 2.4 Gb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 927 Mb | Scans | 818 Mb | TTime: 5:47:06
Genre: Jazz, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz, Disco | Label: Polydor/Victor Ent. Japan | Cat.№: VICP-78012~18

Shakatak have enjoyed a level of success and career longevity rarely paralleled in contemporary music - but then Shakatak is a particularly unusual group. Because of the nature of their music, their fan base is one that is far reaching while always retaining an ‘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.

Shakatak - Street Level (1993)  

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 - Down On The Street (1984)  

Posted by Designol at June 9, 2014
Shakatak - Down On The Street (1984)

Shakatak - Down On The Street (1984)
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 107 Mb (incl 5%)
Genre: Jazz-Funk, Jazz-Pop, R&B | Label: Polydor | # 823 304-2 | Time: 00:38:38 | Scans included

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".

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.