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Grand Funk Railroad - E. Pluribus Funk (1971) (Japan TOCP-3182)  Music

Posted by Hungry Mind at April 8, 2012
Grand Funk Railroad - E. Pluribus Funk (1971) (Japan TOCP-3182)

Grand Funk Railroad - E. Pluribus Funk (1971) (Japan TOCP-3182)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 252 MB | Scans | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.98) - 82 MB
Genre: rock | RAR 5% Rec. | Label: Capitol, Toshiba EMI | #TOCP-3182 | 1997

Grand Funk's fifth album overall, 1971's E PLURIBUS FUNK, remains its most politically charged release. The trio also incorporated what were previously uncharted territories for a hard rock band on the song "Loneliness," which uses an orchestra to great effect. Both "People Let's Stop the War" (concerning the Vietnam war) and "Save the Land," mixed politics and rock, proving that the band could shed its party hearty image and get serious when it needed to.

Placebo - Battle for the Sun (2009) [Japan]  Music

Posted by a_l_chemist at Feb. 3, 2011
Placebo - Battle for the Sun (2009) [Japan]

Placebo - Battle for the Sun (2009) [Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | 56:24 min | Covers | 573 MB
Alternative Rock, Glam Rock | Label: Solitary Man Records | Catalog #: WINE-0014

Battle for the Sun is the sixth studio album by the alternative rock band Placebo. It was released on June 8, 2009 by Vagrant Records in USA/Canada and by Solitary Man Records in Japan.
Joe Castro - Groove Funk Soul (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Joe Castro - Groove Funk Soul (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 209 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 89 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 158 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27264 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. On this inspired release, world renowned pianist Joe Castro is joined by Teddy Edwards, Leroy Vinnegar and Billy Higgins. This soul-jazz recording features the standouts “Groove Funk Soul,” “That’s All,” “Yesterdays” and “Play Me The Blues.”
Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 2014 Cadet / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-90071
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Piano

One of the hardest, heaviest albums that Ray Bryant ever cut – even on the ballads – a monster little record that grabs you from the very first note! Ray did the arrangements for this one himself – working with his core trio that featured Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums, and adding in a twin-trumpet frontline that cooks the groove over the top with a really righteous sound!

Funk Factory ‎- Funk Factory (1975) [2014 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 21, 2016
Funk Factory ‎- Funk Factory (1975) [2014 Japan]

Funk Factory ‎- Funk Factory (1975) [2014 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 317 MB | Covers Included
Funk | Label: Rhino Records | Catalog Number: 81227961169

A massive bit of funky fusion from the 70s – an album that was crucially overlooked at the time, but which has gone onto become a crate-diggers classic over the years! The group's fronted by Polish jazz legends Michal Urbaniak and Urszula Dudziak – but it also features a fair bit of American players too – all working together in a blend of the best funky fusion modes going down in both the US and Eastern Europe in the mid 70s! Drums on the set are totally great.
Eddie Cano & His Quintet - Brought Back Live From P. J.'s (1967) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Eddie Cano & His Quintet - Brought Back Live From P. J.'s (1967) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 232 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 222 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Dunhill Records / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-90067
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Latin Jazz / Piano

Stunning stuff – and one of the best-ever Latin soul albums of all time! Despite the fact that Eddie Cano's earlier albums are more in a Latin easy mode, this late 60's side for Dunhill is totally smoking – and probably his greatest album ever! Forgive the superlatives, but we're totally serious on this one – as the set's a firey batch of Latin instrumentals, with a slammin' boogaloo groove all the way through – filled with mad percussion, jazzy piano riffs, and a non-stop groove that's totally great. The set was recorded live at PJ's nightclub, and it's a non-stop Latin Soul party that includes massive originals like "Slip Slip", "Brown & Blue", "Miro Como Es", and "Don't Ever Change" – plus smoking covers of "El Pito" and "Louie Louie". The set screams with excitement, and is as great as the album is rare!
Stanley Cowell - New World (1978) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Stanley Cowell - New World (1978) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 222 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 175 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Galaxy / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90365
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Rhodes / Hammond

A surprisingly righteous little album from Stanley Cowell – a set cut after his more famous music for the Strata East label, but one that still hangs onto a similar vibe! The style's a bit tighter than before, but still filled with soul and spirit – thanks to a lineup that includes Julian Priester on trombone, Eddie Henderson on trumpet, and Pat Patrick on reeds – making a key appearance here away from the Sun Ra Arkestra! Cowell plays both piano and keyboards, and the record has a bit of strings, and a bit of vocals – but all used tastefully, in ways that further enforce the depth of the tunes. Tracks include "El Space-O", "Ask Him", "Island Of Haitoo", and "I'm Tryin To Find A Way".

JB's - Food For Funk (1990) {Japan CD}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 30, 2015
JB's - Food For Funk (1990) {Japan CD}

JB's - Food For Funk (1990) {Japan CD}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 303 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: soul, funk

The CD is credited to The JB's, but the original songs were credited under a wide range of names, even though most of them shared the same musicians. This Food For Funk compilation is exclusive to Japan and a small handful of songs did appear on compilations released in other countries. The mix of "Givin' Up Food For Funk" on here is just as you would hear it on the 45: fade out in the middle, and fade in to become Part 2.

It shows how much of an entrepreneur James Br0wn was, but perhaps more importantly how hard working his band was, recording endlessly for the sake of having something out on the market at any given time.
Azar Lawrence - People Moving (1976) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Azar Lawrence - People Moving (1976) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 265 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 190 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90361
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Saxophone

Stellar reed work from Azar Lawrence – a player who's best known for his acoustic revival in recent years, but who could play with some excellent electric backings during the 70s! The set's less an electric funk outing than it is a spiritual jazz set, with keyboards and guitar in the mix – beautifully put together by the young Skip Scarborough, with a feel that's very similar to Gary Bartz's work with Larry Mizell!
Azar Lawrence - Summer Solstice (1975) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Azar Lawrence - Summer Solstice (1975) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 270 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 192 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90360
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Spiritual Jazz / Saxophone

A beautiful album of spiritual soul and Brazilian influenced jazz from Azar Lawrence – and a pretty rare one we're thrilled to have! Lawrence is a stellar sax player with a sound that's a bit like Gary Bartz, which means that he fits in perfectly with the Fantasy-era Prestige Records sound – but the sounds on this set are uncommonly rich and globally influenced. The set's predominantly acoustic, with lots of modal grooves in kind of a Strata East vein – and angular post-Coltrane playing that's very similar to Bartz's work on the Libra album from his early days. Players include Raul De Souza on trombone, Ron Carter on bass, Billy Hart on drums, Dom Salvador, who is really allowed to shine on piano on a few tracks, and drummer & percussionist Guilherme Franco, who brings a world of wonderful percussion on a couple of numbers.