Nov 5, 2009

Soul Fingers ...and Funky Feet - a Blue Note compilation

barabara sounds sez:
When this Japan-only compilation came out in 1990, most of the tracks were OOP and unavailable on CD; these days there's little in the Blue Note vaults that hasn't been excavated. Even so, it's a fine compilation of swinging organ grooves from the (mostly) 60s, ranging from Baby Face Willette and Jimmy Smith to Lonnie Smith and Richard Groove Holmes. The top cut is the last one: Stanley Turrentine blowing some soulful sax on God Bless The Child, over Shirley Scott's smoldering keyboards.
And yes there ought to be some crap cover award for those wooly mittens — totally unworthy of the Blue Note name and label.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pt.1 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?y5ynn5n1mot
Pt.2 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?om2noimfmv4

drfeelgoed said...

Thanks for this Blue Note collection, however I got the following after unzipping: SF&FF2.zip: CRC failed in 10 Groovin'.mp3. The file is corrupt...
If you could check this & upload the second file again...
Also many thanks for the scans, hilariously weird cover! Considering that the Japanese editions of Blue Note specials usually have great cover art, makes this one even more outrageous!

taro nombei said...

@ drfeelgoed
i checked the files and they both seem to be fine. not sure what the prob is. you could try downloading again, maybe...
cheers

Anonymous said...

dr feelgood is right, there is a problem with SF&FF2.zip.

please correct and upload the file again pls.

taro nombei said...

the file unpacks and plays just fine on my ssytem, so i'm not clear what the issue is. nonetheless, i've re-upped part 2: here's the alterantive link:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/4m5ym2xkjjn/SF&FF2-2.zip

let me know if it works (actually, the way things work in blogland, I'm only expecting to hear if it doesn't...)
cheers

drfeelgoed said...

Weird, I just downloaded it again, but the same problem... I will try opening it on a different computer, perhaps that could do the trick. Thanks anyway.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Taro but it still doesn't work :-(

Testing ...
testing: 08 Monk's Dream.mp3 OK
testing: __MACOSX\ OK
testing: __MACOSX\._08 Monk's Dream.mp3 OK
testing: 09 On Broadway.mp3 OK
testing: __MACOSX\._09 On Broadway.mp3 OK
testing: 10 Groovin'.mp3 CRC check failed

Please upload only song 10 Groovin' cause everything else is ok.

Regards

Anonymous said...

anonymous posts will usually get overlooked on this blog.
but seeing as drfeelgoed also had the same problem (a few dozen other people didn't mind you), here you go...

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?nommyyy3oyh

drfeelgoed said...

Many thanks as I had even checked my Blue Note collections, just to see if I had that particular track somewhere else (I hadn't)!

Andy said...

Thanks for your efforts,I will try the original links.Hope they work.

taro nombei said...

Hi Andy
the links are still good. however some people have had problems with track 10, so there's a separate link for that if you encounter that.
let me know — comments always appreciated!
Looking forward to hearing some good sounds through your place.
cheers

Peter said...

I like the mittens!
also "Groovin" downloaded fine for me
thanks!!!!

taro nombei said...

@Peter
the mittens are seriously uncool — but I'm glad you like them :–)