30 March 2008

SHAMEK FARRAH & SONELIUS SMITH - THE WORLD OF THE CHILDREN


















Shamek Farrah and Sonelius Smith for Strata East from 1977
First posted at OIR September 06.
Another great session of spiritual soul jazz and one of the rarest albums on Strata East from 1976. Shamek Farrah's soulful alto is matched with the free spiritual piano of Sonelius Smith, for a totally memorable session that virtually defines the essence of the Strata East sound. The music is free, but not too free; lyrical, but never indulgent; and always turning over with a fresh sense of imagination, and a strident groove that's very much in the classic Strata East mode.The highlight of this lp is the latin romp of the 10 minute title tune a real banger of the first order.(David Murray also cut a fantastic version of this with his big band on "South of the Border" which i will post some day).
This rip is from the original vinyl @320 but it did actually make a cd release in Japan on Bomba which I think is now deleted.

24 comments:

bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/103651542/Shamek_Farrah___Sonelius_Smith.rar

il angelo said...

bacoso ,you have made my weekend with this one. Thanks so much

david_grundy said...

bacoso, excellent posts as ever. there's too much stuff for me to keep up with here!

Thought I'd let you know that I've featured your blog in an article on jazz blogs for a new magazine I've just started up - avaiable at http://eartripmagazine.blogspot.com.

(nice to see the music inc and big band link back up working btw. would you by any chance be able to re-upload archie shepp's 'coral rock' at some point?)

GMG said...

You're posting and sharing precious knowledge. Thanks.

GMG

catacaldos said...

Thanx.Great record

Simon666 said...

yay! only had this @128, thanks!

chrisd said...

Bacoso, thanks for the recent run of Strata-East re-posts - I missed them first time around. Some of my favorite music, ever. I used to have some of them on cassettes I made in the late 70's. Most of them are long gone, so this is a real pleasure.

A couple of weeks ago, in the sidebar, in the section now titled "Bacoso's Spring Sizzlers", you listed "Mike Taylor Remembered". Just wondering if you'll post that one of these days.

Thanks again for all the great music!

Chris

alex said...

many thanks bacoso,
you & ish are breaking some ground with these awesome strata-east albums!
THIS IS SUPERB!!!

Sergio said...

Thanks for the Strata east fest!
Excellent stuff!

Soul Man Red said...

These Strata East posts are knocking me out

Soul Man Red said...

These Strata East posts are knocking me out

williscoulis said...

I am strata east convert.

edison007 said...

ta hell with it... i didnt need to get anything done today anyhow.

E-mile said...

N.I.C.E!
thank you.
Do the David Murray!
regards, E-mile

kizza said...

You've outdone yourself with this one!
Thanks again!

soulbrotha said...

Muchas gracias!

Errol said...

thank you.

taro nombei said...

gold dust! Much appreciated.
TN

taro nombei said...

gold dust! Much appreciated.
TN

ilca76 said...

Thanx!

db said...

great music!
check out
calisoulbrother records
for rare soul, jazz, funk, brazil & latin records!

petros said...

bix thanx for sharing some amazing music, the link has expired?

Que Rico said...

this is awesome. good stuff ! thanks !

Simon666 said...

re-up
http://www.adrive.com/public/5ZS6jA/ShamFarr-WorlChild.zip