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ShakatakDay By Day (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Secret (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $9.99 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 ... $9.99 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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ShakatakInvitations (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1982. Used ... $9.99
The first Shakatak album to heavily use vocals – and a set that marks a great move by the group into soul music! At a time when jazzier styles were becoming welcome in 80s soul, Shakatak's sound is very well placed – a smooth blend of keyboards and guitar, set to sweet-stepping rhythms that also prove to be great for the female vocals on the set! The approach is a bit like some of the best soul fusion over at Columbia Records at the start of the 80s – or a bit like work coming from the Crusaders camp – and despite the UK origins of the set, the group more than match the best US releases of this nature at the time. Titles include "I Lose Myself", "Invitations", "Lonely Afternoon", "Steppin Out", "Usual Situation", and "Sol Fuego". CD
(Out of print Thailand release! Includes obi!)

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ShakatakPerfect Smile ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... $3.99
(Out of print.)
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VariousMasterpiece Volume 21 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Modern club masterpieces – all served up in this long-running series of high-quality 80s soul! The music here is a mix of modern soul, 80s groove, and some cool post-disco styles – and most cuts are in a relatively professional, polished mode – yet still come across with a vibe that's nicely different from the big chart hits of the time! The PTG/Vinyl Masterpiece label has been reissuing great 80s material for many years – and they really show their best side on collections like this – as you'll hear on tracks that include "It's Your Turn To Cry" by Cornelius Oliphant, "What You Want" by Platinum Hook, "If You Want My Love" by Shakatak, "Last Chance" by Splashband, "We're Here To Rock You" by Galaxxy, "Yellow Pages" by General Caine, "Twennynine (the rap)" by Twennynine with Lenny White, "Never Take Your Love Away" by Future Image, "You Got Me Where I Want To Be" by Sarhon Brown, and "I'll Be There" by Terri Wells. CD

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