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ShakatakOut Of This World (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Secret (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
Plenty of sweet keyboards here, and a groove that's almost ahead of its time – a real precursor to some of the more sophisticated jazzy soul of the later part of the decade – handled here with great early 80s flair by the mighty Shakatak! The group almost sound like an early inspiration for Incognito at this point – and given their UK origins, and the style of music that Bluey himself was making at the time, the reference is a surprisingly good one – especially considering the way this record loves to wrap female vocals around jazzy instrumentation! Vocals are by Gill Saward, Tracey Ackerman, and Norma Lewis – and titles include "Dark Is The Night", "Slip Away", "Don't Say That Again", "Out Of This World", "If You Could See Me Now", and "Sanur". CD features bonus tracks – "I Lose Myself (rmx)", "Dark Is The Night (Steve Mac mix)", "Out Of This World (Steve Mac mix)", "Dark Is The Night (7" mix)", and "Out Of This World (7" mix)". CD

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✨✧ ShakatakManic & Cool (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Secret (UK), 1988. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Nothing too manic here, as the grooves are all nicely laidback – in that sweetly smooth Shakatak style! The album's definitely a bit more contemporary-styled than some of the group's earlier ones – rhythms that are mostly programmed, and keyboards that have a later 80s sound – but which are still warmed by some of the jazzy touches of before. The vocals are in the lead on most numbers – handled by Jill Saward, who's become a more forceful vocalist in the space of the group's increasingly urban sound. Titles include "Money", "Time Of My Life", "Dr Dr", "Releasin The Feelin", "Walk The Walk", "Slow Dancing", "Mr Manic & Sister Cool", and "Something Special". CD version has 4 bonus tracks: "Never Stop Loving You", extended and dub versions "Mr Manic & Sister Cool" and "Walk The Walk (Remix)". CD

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