Blue Note Rare Groove

John Patton - Accent On The Blues (1969) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series CDP 553924 rel 1997}

John Patton - Accent On The Blues (1969) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series CDP 553924 rel 1997}
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© 1969, 1997 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 553924
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Organ Hammond B-3

Most John Patton albums are hard-driving, edgy soul-jazz and funk, and the title of Accent on the Blues makes the record seem like it would be no different than his other sessions. Of course, that isn't the case. Accent on the Blues is among the most atmospheric music Patton has ever made. While it stops short of being free, it's hardly funky soul-jazz, and that may disappoint some fans of his rip-roaring style. Nevertheless, the album is a rewarding listen, primarliy because it displays a more reflective side of his talent, demonstrating that he can hold his own among the likes of guitarist James Blood Ulmer and saxophonist Marvin Cabell.
Lou Donaldson - The Scorpion (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series 1995}

Lou Donaldson - The Scorpion (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series 1995}
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© 1995 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 31876 2 1
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

This previously unreleased live set, which has been issued on Blue Note's Rare Groove Series, will bore anyone who listens closely. The repertoire is dominated by lengthy funk grooves that are quite danceable but never develop beyond the obvious. Altoist Lou Donaldson was using a baritone horn at the time that gave him a generic and unappealing tone, the obscure trumpeter Fred Ballard does his best to no avail and the enthusiastic rhythm section (guitarist Melvin Sparks, organist Leon Spencer, Jr., and drummer Idris Muhammad) keeps the grooves repetitious. Bob Porter's liner notes (which colorfully give readers the history of Newark jazz of the past 30 years) are superlative but, even with the inclusion of a fast blues, musically nothing much happens.
Lonnie Smith - Live At Club Mozambique (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series}

Lonnie Smith - Live At Club Mozambique (1970) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series}
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© 1995 Blue Note / Capitol | CDP 7243 8 31880 2 4
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Boogaloo / Organ

Recorded on May 21, 1970, at Detroit's Club Mozambique, this was shelved and remained unreleased until it was retrieved for CD issue in 1995. It's odd that Blue Note decided to sit on it for so long, because it ranks as one of Lonnie's better sets. The band, featuring George Benson on guitar, is relaxed and funky without being in your face about it, and unlike much soul-jazz of the time, most of the material is original, Smith having penned six of the eight numbers. Although the riffs often owe a lot to James Brown, this is definitely at least as much jazz as soul, with Lonnie taking a rare vocal turn on "Peace of Mind."
Reuben Wilson - Set Us Free (1971) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series}

Reuben Wilson - Set Us Free (1971) {Blue Note Rare Groove Series}
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© 2008 Blue Note / Capitol / EMI | Rare Groove Series | 50999 5 22378 2 9
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hammond

Set Us Free, Reuben Wilson's final album for Blue Note, was issued in 1971. Since that time it has become an immortal and much sought classic by beatheads for a single track: "We're in Love." DJ Premier sampled it liberally – for its Hammond B-3 vamps, backing vocals, and decorative percussion – for use on rapper Nas' smash "Memory Lane." Hip-hop fans suddenly had to hear more, and as a result not only is Wilson active again on the circuit, but there has also been terrific interest in his catalog.
Lonnie Smith - Move Your Hand (1969) {Blue Note Rare Goove Series}

Lonnie Smith - Move Your Hand (1969) {Blue Note Rare Goove Series}
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© 1969, 1996 Blue Note | Rare Groove Series | CDP 7243 8 31249 2 3
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hammond B-3

Move Your Hand was recorded live at Club Harlem in Atlantic City on August 9, 1969. Organist Lonnie Smith led a small combo – featuring guitarist Larry McGee, tenor saxist Rudy Jones, bari saxist Ronnie Cuber, and drummer Sylvester Goshay – through a set that alternated originals with two pop covers, the Coasters' "Charlie Brown" and Donovan's "Sunshine Superman." Throughout, the band works a relaxed, bluesy, and, above all, funky rhythm; they abandon improvisation and melody for a steady groove, so much that the hooks of the two pop hits aren't recognizable until a few minutes into the track.
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-1057}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-1057}
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© 2016 Blue Note / Universal Music Japan | UCCQ-1057
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

Dr. Lonnie Smith brings an album with SHM-CD format. On Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Blue Note Records label with a unique project that enhances his legacy as one of the premier masters of modern music. With three new Smith originals (“For Heaven’s Sake”, “African Suite” and “Talk About This”) and exciting new arrangements of tunes such as Monk’s “Straight No Chaser”, “Play It Back” and “Afrodesia,” The Good Doctor and his cast offer plenty of surprises and invention along with a serious groove.

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 7, 2016
Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note}

Dr. Lonnie Smith - Evolution (2016) {Blue Note}
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© 2016 Blue Note / Universal | 0602547618986
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

On Evolution, Dr. Lonnie Smith returns to the Blue Note Records label with a unique project that enhances his legacy as one of the premier masters of modern music. With three new Smith originals (“For Heaven’s Sake”, “African Suite” and “Talk About This”) and exciting new arrangements of tunes such as Monk’s “Straight No Chaser”, “Play It Back” and “Afrodesia,” The Good Doctor and his cast offer plenty of surprises and invention along with a serious groove.

Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk (1969) {1997 Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 5, 2016
Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk (1969) {1997 Blue Note}

Jimmy McGriff - Electric Funk (1969) {1997 Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

Electric Funk is the 1969 Blue Note album by organist Jimmy McGriff. This was remastered by Ron McMaster and released in 1997 on CD.

Lonnie Smith - Think! (1968) {2005 Blue Note RVG Remaster}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Aug. 2, 2015
Lonnie Smith - Think! (1968) {2005 Blue Note RVG Remaster}

Lonnie Smith - Think! (1968) {2005 Blue Note RVG Remaster}
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© 2006 Blue Note / EMI | 7243 5 63843 2 3
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Hammond

Think!, organist Lonnie Smith's 1968 sophomore effort for Blue Note, is easily one of the strongest dates the Hammond B-3 master would produce for the label. Featuring a stellar group of musicians including trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist David Newman, guitarist Melvin Sparks, and drummer Marion Booker, Jr., as well as a three-member Afro-Latin percussion unit led by Henry "Pucho" Brown, Think! is a perfect mix of funky soul and forward-thinking jazz. Kicking things off with Hugh Masekela's instantly memorable "Son of Ice Bag," both Sparks and Newman take searching funk-flow solos while Morgan seems to be remembering a certain Masekela lick he dug.
Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}

Lonnie Smith - Turning Point (1969) {2015 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster}
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© 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5127
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Post Bop / Organ

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from organist Lonnie Smith – one of his completely cooking early albums for Blue Note, and a hard-burner all the way through! Smith's working here with a really great group that includes Idris Muhammad on drums and Melvin Sparks on guitar – both of whom give the album a really heavy bottom, and almost make the set feel like one of those classic Prestige jammers from the same time.