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Nlp Metaphorically
Nlp Metaphorically
by Chris Rasey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £17.43

5.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmm, yes that's right, 24 Sept. 2010
This review is from: Nlp Metaphorically (Hardcover)
You can really enjoy reading the stories and raps and whilst you're enjoying, you're knowing that the learning is... happening.


Welcome To The Basement
Welcome To The Basement
Price: £6.90

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cratediggers Moneysaving soulpicking jazz rocking Gem, 12 Jun. 2004
This review is from: Welcome To The Basement (Audio CD)
This is a superb collection of 60's 70's soul jazz.
Your so vain being covered by David Axelrod!
The Hawaii 5 - 0 theme by The Ventures.
Its a shame that Amazon dont present the track listing here. this compilation is in the vain of Cold Sweat and Paint It Black from the label brown sugar.
These guys take the time to dig deep and find class. you've heard it before and its a cliche of sorts but there is definately not a filler here.
for all you trainspotters/enthusiasts and devaints with little else to do there is an excellent booklet containing original art work and notes.
This is a diverse mixture of soul and spicy bits from an era of afros and flares. where experimentatioon met salsa in a spicy place. great cinematic themes, great dancing tunes, jazz funk, jazz soul "rare grooves".
Inadequate words and pidgeon holes to describe an influential and definitive collection of music that has set standards yet to be beaten.
This is acompilation of gems that are groovy and have a sense of fun. enjoy!!!


Life:Styles 4 Hero
Life:Styles 4 Hero
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £24.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soulful Slice of Heaven, 28 May 2004
This review is from: Life:Styles 4 Hero (Audio CD)
What an eye opener, a fantastic selection of the less mainstream soulful gems. For anyone seeking a compilation of timeless greats in a thoughtfull and well presented mix, this is it. 4 hero show excellent taste with this collection that beats the pants off the fast becoming average another late back to mine music 55 blah blah blah. Buy, invite your love one round, light the candles, and get ready....


Soul II Soul at the Africa Centre: Jazzie B Presents
Soul II Soul at the Africa Centre: Jazzie B Presents
Offered by marxwax
Price: £24.91

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Back To The Music, 2 April 2004
This CD captures the essence of something very specailly, and if for no other reason than as a slice of history it is an essential addition to any collection.
The mixing is not flawless and the mix is eclectic, a genre buster, a redifiner a true reflection of back in the day. A great collection of the tunes that were the floor fillers. This collection even includes a couple of soul II soul specials, the precursors of that monumental, landmark, all time top ten anthem album "Club Classics Volume 1".
Back in the early 80's there was the start of what was to become a global phenomenom. Since the 60's when Brit bands like the stones and the cream had taken underground USA r 'n' b and shipped back in a package that was more commercial to middle america. british artists have been adept at hearing, nurturing and creating from the underground of the USA.
The early 80's where were the soundsytems, family function, shankenfingerpop, nicky holloway and ofcourse Soul II Soul to name a select few, operated at grass roots level and began what would become known as "dance" or "rave" culture.
This was when Pete Tong, Coldcut and Gilles Peterson were just starting. This was when Kiss FM was a pirate station from fridays - sundays (and had more listeners than Capital). Those days were special days - the summer seemed to last the whole year.
You would be at the Notting Hill Carnival (yep Good Times is a must too), At Warehouses on Lots Rd. in Chelsea, the Electric Ballroom in Campden and, ofcourse, the Africa Centre, unfortunately too many years of abuse means that at this time i can only remember these, but, if you were there you'll know what i mean and if you weren't by this CD and go chat to some 30 something.
This was just before Acid House, this was when the clubs would play an eclectic mix of Hip Hop (Double D & Steinski - The Lessons 1,2 & 3), soul, disco, funk, reggae, even pop... I remember one night where the DJ mixed Stevie Wonder's I Wish with Janet Jackson's Nasty Boys... Bliss, pure bliss. Boundaries where being broken, new alliegances where being formed. The music was slamming... When back to life was the anthem of the summer, when you didnt need to "drop" to be able to endure 8 hours of the same 160bpm (not that thats such a bad thing).
This was the beginning of the revival of that reknowned vibe in 1967 that through music, tolerance and love we could change the world. hahahaha, how naive we sound! and then the government put in place that law about gatherings and repetitive beats that outlawed raves!!!
one million homeless in London and they outlaw raves!!! go figure!!!
This was a time of discovery and a coming of age, this was the time that laid the routes for everything to follow - all those other summers of love. This is where cafe del mar started, this is where global underground started. This is the fusion. So go grab your old skool sneakers, pull back the rug, and go back, back to life, back to reality.......


Journey To The Dawn, A [Compiled By Gilles Peterson]
Journey To The Dawn, A [Compiled By Gilles Peterson]
Price: £17.38

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You've Got To Have Freedom, 22 Mar. 2004
A very thoughtful, well selected and presented compilation.
Back in the early 70's some Jazz muso's got together and created an independant jazz label called, oddly, Theresa (after the wife of one of the founders). This label went on to produce some ground breaking floor stomping jazz fusion that is heart felt, foot tapping and ultimately accessable.
This compilation really features Pharaoh Sanders who accounts for at least 6 of the 11 tracks and maybe even appears on the other 5. Its a shame the track list is not here. But , for some, maybe adds to the mystique of your purchase.
There are not many who like the jazz fusion sound presented by Gilles Peterson, who will not have heard You've Got To Have Freedom. This track alone is worth the entry fee. In the linear notes it is fondly remembered as a key "tune" at early Southport Weekenders as well as a Dingwalls fave. A tune that contains raw tenor sax riffs, sweet chorus, tight rhythms and the spirit.
The other 10 tracks also represent the beauty that was created at "Theresa records". Not a filler amongst them. Well selected and sequenced by Rocco Pandiani and Gilles Peterson. For those that like there Jazz Funky and their Funk Jazzy, this is a superb compilation. For hazy lazy sundays or saturday night fish frys, this is the perfect compliment.
The music seems to capture that california sunshine and it emanates from your speakers. The spirit of San Francisco's Oakland permeates throuh out.
The linear notes are informative. historical, comprehensive and also contain "love letters" from the likes of Rainer Truby.
A Journey To The Dawn sparkles with creativity, freedom and magic.


Soul II Soul at the Africa Centre: Jazzie B Presents
Soul II Soul at the Africa Centre: Jazzie B Presents
Offered by marxwax
Price: £24.91

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars back, i wanna go back...., 22 Mar. 2004
Being a middle class kid who grew up in a fairly liberal bohemian circle in S.W. London the struggle and disease that is racism was alien to me untill i reached the age of about 15 (some 20 odd years ago). Ofcourse, intellectually, i knew what it was but i had no idea what it was, and really today i still dont... i will never understand why one man will judge another man by the colour of his skin, really a judgement being based on less than 1% of DNA. Yes, all you N.F. members you are less than 1% different than the people you supposedly hate!! But back, i wanna go back to the music....
Why is this an issue, 'coz in many/some ways that was the fuel that created the soundsytems, family function, shankenfingerpop, nicky holloway and ofcourse Soul II Soul. this was when Pete Tong, Coldcut and Gilles Peterson were just starting. This was when Kiss FM was a pirate station from fridays - sundays (and had more listeners than Capital). Those days were special days - the summer seemed to last the whole year.
You would be at the Notting Hill Carnival (yep Good Times is a must too), At Warehouses on Lots Rd. in Chelsea, the Electric Ballroom in Campden and, ofcourse, the Africa Centre to name just a few.
This was just before Acid House, this was when the clubs would play an eclectic mix of Hip Hop (Double D & Steinski - The Lessons 1,2 & 3), soul, disco, funk, reggae, even pop... I remember one night where the DJ mixed Stevie Wonder's I Wish with Janet Jackson's Nasty Boys... Bliss, pure bliss. Boundaries where being broken, new alliegances where being formed. The music was slamming... When back to life was the anthem of the summer, when you didnt need to "drop" to be able to endure 8 hours of the same 160bpm (not that thats such a bad thing).
This was the beginning of the revival of that reknowned vibe in 1967 that through music, tolerance and love we could change the world. hahahaha, how naive we sound! and then the government put in place that law about gatherings and repetitive beats that outlawed raves!!!
one million homeless and they outlaw raves!!! go figure!!!
This was a time of discovery and a coming of age, this was the time that laid the routes for everything to follow - all those other summers of love. This is where cafe del mar started, this is where global underground started. This is the fusion. So go grab your old skool sneakers, pull back the rug, and go back, back to life, back to reality.......


Destination: Out II
Destination: Out II
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £3.60

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars International cool tempo adventure, 17 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Destination: Out II (Audio CD)
even your grandmother buys Now Thats What I Call Chill Out 55!! So this cool mix of laid back grooves is an unusal find with flavours from around the world, from Japan to Hull and back again. The usual compilation would try to cash in on the recognition factor of Top 20 hits, which this happily avoids, and instead of giving you 30seconds of ech song before moving on you get the tune in all its full beauty. The tunes are well selected and at times more soulfull than the average electronic platter. Its really not a revolutionary blend or in any way a challenging listen. But for that late night drive on the way back from the club... its a perfect compliment. And yes your grandmother will probably like it too!!


Bringing Down The House [DVD] [2003]
Bringing Down The House [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Steve Martin
Offered by A ENTERTAINMENT
Price: £3.17

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars and you may laugh at this, 15 Jan. 2004
is it just me or is Steve Martin only funny when he plays the straight guy. It seems that he and Eddie Murphy both suffer the same fate, whenever they try to play the buffoon, the funny guy they fail. But play the straight role and they excell. This movie is a very funny and enjoyable romp. Meaningless fun. A laugh out loud. A two thumbs up ! (sic ed!). and oh yeah Queen Latifah is baaad. She is taking Hollywood by storm. Great to see a women who is not a size 10 getting some class roles...


Joy
Joy
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £6.49

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Is it Hot Buttered Soul, 15 Jan. 2004
This review is from: Joy (Audio CD)
I am a big big big fan of Isaac Hayes, the orchestration to be found on Hot Buttered Soul and Isaac Hayes Movement is other wordly. He is a genius at combining elements of sound and building emotions, real emotions, emotions that get you waving your arms around. at times Motown, at times Hendrix, at times Massive Attack!!.... Timeless and beautifull. Raw and soulful, with more rift and tempo changes than you can shake a Led Zeplin at! Its a shame that the other review here is for Hot Buttered Soul and not for Joy which is what i was looking at. Oh Well. If its half as good as Black Moses or live at the Sahara its CLASS


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