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Shakatak

British jazz-funk combo Shakatak formed in London in 1980. Originally comprising keyboardists Bill Sharpe and Nigel Wright, guitarist Keith Winter, bassist Steve Underwood, and drummer Roger Odell, the group quickly scored an underground hit with its debut single "Steppin'," cracking the British Top 50 the following year with the singles "Livin' in the UK" and "Brazilian Dawn." Their debut LP, Drivin' Hard, was also well-received, and with the 1982 follow-up Nightbirds, Shakatak (which replaced Underwood with bassist George Anderson) scored their first Top 20 hit in "Easier Said Than Done"; the disc's title track also rocketed into the Top Ten. Nightbirds also introduced singer Jill Saward, who emerged as Shakatak's lead vocalist with the band's fifth album, 1984's Down on the Street, which notched the hit "Watching You"; 1985's Live preceded the release of the group's next studio effort, Day by Day. A series of largely instrumental albums including Into the Blue, Golden Wings, Da Makani, and Niteflite were then issued exclusively in Japan, where Shakatak enjoyed immense popularity; in the meanwhile, 1988's Manic and Cool was released internationally, highlighted by the singles "Mr. Manic and Sister Cool" and "Something Special." After 1992's Open Your Eyes topped Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart, the band supported 1993's Street Level with a tour of South Africa, while the following year's Full Circle expanded into hip-hop beats. In 1997, Shakatak -- by then consisting of Sharpe, Odell, Saward, and Anderson -- resurfaced with Let the Piano Play, followed by both Let the Music Play and Magic in 1999, and Under Your Spell in 2002. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Once Upon A Time (The Acoustic Sessions)

1. Invitations

2. Easier Said Than Done

3. Night Bird

4. Blue Note

5. Once Upon A Time

6. Rio Nights

7. Down On The Street

8. Lonely Afternoon

9. Dark Is The Night

10. Streetwalkin'

11. Day By Day

12. Mr Manic & Sister Cool

13. Lumiere

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Track List: Invitations

1. Invitations

2. Lose Myself

3. Lonely Afternoon

4. Steppin' Out

5. Stranger

6. Usual Situation

7. Sol Fuego

8. In Shadows

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Track List: Night Moves

1. Invitations

2. City Rhythm

3. Climbing High

4. China Bay

5. Rio Nights

7. Dr! Dr!

8. Down On The Street

9. Takin' Off

10. Covina

11. Night Moves

12. Out Of The Blue

13. Fly The Wind

14. Feels Like The Right Time

15. Night Birds

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Such a beautiful music, but too little Shakatak album choices on Pandora...:(
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manfredo007
wow it has been long time since I listen it for the first time and I still love it
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I love Shakatak, this group always relieves my stress. Jill Seward has always had a beautiful voice on those vocals��
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Slap those keys and play that funky beat, music that would make you get up and dance, nice sound all the way around
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Alfoti1940

First time listening to this FABULOUS group---plea s e keep going!!!!
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scoppa9768
Big fan since the very beginning ! Always loved Bill Sharpe's style , skills and awesome piano playing !! A lot of music we enjoyed and enjoy evolved from them !!!
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mathewjn9
Love love love
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Just discovered them yesterday. Wow what have I been missing? These guys are awesome and so underrated! Big fan.
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Awesome song very groovy and rhythmic.
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Best Group at that time Smooth ,relaxing músic
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Love, love, love Shakatak. What about Open Your Eyes and Perfect Smile. Go, Jill!
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jimroberts06 6 5
love shakatak saw them in the 90's in Germany lovey music that doesn't age
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This is the best group of jazz can I never ear great sound I like nightbirds.
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Anyone know where I can buy Mr Manic and Sister Cool ?
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They definitely have their spot in the jazz world that's great to listen to.Just another reason to keep on listening to jazz!!!!
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This is good stuff with a rythumatic flow tha's out of this world
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I have always enjoyed Shakatak. Have played Night Moves over 100 times!
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Totaly off the chain (GOOD).
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studiomiyabi
I just LOVE Shakatak! Their live performances sound as good as their studio recordings. Truly inspirationa l ! Quality band.

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