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ShakatakDay By Day (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Secret (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A great groover from the tight 80s run of Shakatak – the British group who were equally well-tuned towards fusion, soul, and crossover modes! Al Jarreau guests on the album's title track – but the set's got some equally nice vocals from Jill Saward, who brings in a blue-eyed soul approach that prefigures bigger coming acts in both Brit soul and pop – at a level that further reminds us that Shakatak were one of the real originators on the scene. Keyboards are heavy on most instrumentation – and titles include "Day By Day", "Secret", "Once Upon A Time", "I Must Be Dreaming", "Africa", and "Goodbye Mickey Mouse". CD features four bonus tracks – "Day By Day (ext)", "Round & Round", "The Seventh Ring", and "Don't Push Me". CD

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ShakatakDown On The Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polydor/Secret, 1984. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
One of the biggest breakout albums for Shakatak – an album that brought them strongly to US audiences with a sweet British blend of jazzy instrumentation and sultry soul! The album really holds up well over the years, and has a lot more legs than some of the other smooth fusion sets of the time – thanks to well-spaced keyboard lines from Bill Snarpe, and vocals from Jill Saward, which seem even stronger than before. The tunes are catchy, but never too commercial – and titles include "Summer Sky", a sweet jazzy instrumental, and the cuts "Don't Blame It On Love", "Hypnotised", "Photograph", "Lady", "Fire Dance", and "Holding On". CD features bonus tracks – "Down On The Street (dance mix)", "Down On The Street (ext mix)", "Holding On (ext mix)", and "Don't Blame It On Love (ext mix)". CD

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