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Manny's Music creates groovy music for Bars, Cafes and Retail Fashion Houses on CD.

PLEASE NOTE: These compilations are licensed for Australian distribution only.
They
are available only to commercial premises and not to the general public.


The style of music centers around soulful vocals, infectious beats, diverse rythymns and engaging hooklines. Usually the music swings laterally although some is vertically integrated.
"I look for something going on, evolving, developing within a tune. The styles I like are Soul, Funk, Latin, Jazz and Modern Vocal house".

 

CD .1

DIVAS 1
From the Rough to the Smooth
 

Divas 1 CD
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
IT'S ALRIGHT . . . Deni Hines
2.
MAMMA SAID . . . Carleen Anderson
3.
GONNA HAPPEN . . . Drizabone
4.
TOO MANY FISH FRANKIE KNUCKLES FEAT . . . Adeva
5.
BORN 2 BREED . . . Monie Love
6.
TROUBLE MAN . . . Neneh Cherry
7.
BELIEVE IN ME . . . Raw Stylus
8.
FRIENDLY PLEASURE . . . Jhelisa
9.
SOMEBODY ELSES GUY . . . Jocelyn Brown
10.
WHERE IS THE LOVE? . . . Mica Paris & Will Downing
11.
LIVING IN THE CITY . . . Desree
12.
I'LL BE AROUND. . . Randy Crawford
13.
J.F.S. . . . Maysa
14.
HEY MR. DJ. . . . Zhane
15.
DOWN THAT ROAD. . . Shara Nelson
16.
STAY . . . The Chimes featuring Pauline Henry.
This is the first CD I did, and it just clicked into place. Some classic female vocals with a genuine R & B feel and a funky backbeat. Some real gems from 96 appear here as well. Has been sold out but has now been re-released and re-mastered with 3 bonus tracks.

CD .2

GOOD VIBES
DOWN UNDER

Good Vibes Down Under CD
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
GOOD TIMES . . . the Johnny Rocco band
2.
LOVES GOT A HOLD . . . the Renee Geyer band
3.
FEELING ALRIGHT . . . Kate Cebrano
4.
NEW GROOVE . . . the Rockmelons
5.
I WONDER . . . Renegade Funktrain
6.
LIKE A RIVER . . . Deni Hines
7.
THE FAVORITE . . . D.I.G.
8.
EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE . . . Swoop
9.
UP TO OUR NECKS IN IT . . . Skunk Hour
10.
SMILE MACHINE . . . Jackie Orszaczky and the Grand Masters
11.
NOT LIKE YOU . . . Ute
12.
WHAT WOULD I DO? . . . Albare
As the subtitle suggests this CD contains some unguarded happy snaps of Oz-Funk between 1975-1996. A few tracks that made me smile and I'm sure you'll love them too.

CD .3

FUNKY LONDON JUNCTION

Funky London Junction CD
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH . . . Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66
2.
SUPERSTAR . . . Lauryn Hill
3.
THE WAY WE LIVE . . . Raw Soul Express
4.
HE'S A SUPERSTAR . . . Roy Ayers
5.
EL BOBO . . . Webster Lewis
6.
ITCHE KOUTCHE . . . Angelique Kidjo
7.
LOUISAIDA . . . Groove Collective
8.
LAST NIGHT A DJ SAVED MY LIFE . . . Sylk 130
9.
LOVELESS . . . 4 Hero
10.
TALKING WITH MYSELF 98 . . . Electribe 101
11.
LA FEMME D'ARGENT . . . Air
12.
PEOPLE MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND . . . Marc Dorsey
Funky London Junction was inspired by the band in late 1997. The CD has a charm from its own incongruity which has enabled it to become a bit of a cult hero. It's an interesting mix of rare groove, contemporary Latin and Lounge. Has a wide appeal.

CD .4 

DIVAS 2

Divas 2 CD
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
STILL GOT A THING . . . Deborah Gray
2.
SPELLBOUND . . . Rae & Christian Featuring Veba
3.
CAREFREE . . . Mica Paris
4.
WHO IS HE AND WHAT IS HE TO YOU . . . Me'Shell Ndegeocello
5.
SEARCHING . . . Nobulazu Takemura featuring Dee.C.Lee
6.
MAS QUE NADA . . . Janet Seidel
7.
SPECIAL LOVE . . . Jestofunk featuring Jocelyn Brown
8.
BOOGIE NIGHTS / ALL NIGHT LONG . . . Erykah Badu
9.
DON'T BE SAD . . . Renee Geyer
10.
MAKER SHAKER . . . Karen Ramirez
11.
TIME AFTER TIME . . . Cassandra Wilson
After a few requests to do another Divas I came up with this one. Not as funky as the first one, it was definitely more sultry and tinged with jazzy vibes. I've kept to the previous format of throwing in some Latin lines. The most laid back of all my Cd's. Some powerful lyrics and sounds here.

CD .5

COOL TRIPPIN'

Cool Trippin' CD
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
LOVE MUSIC . . . East West Connection
2.
THE CHILD . . . Alex Gopher
3.
MAN LOVES HIS MONEY . . . Angie Stone
4.
THE LONGER WE MAKE LOVE . . . Barry White (duet with Chaka Khan)
5.
CLOCKS IN SYNC WITH MINE . . . Speech
6.
FIND OUR LOVE . . . City Lix
7.
THE MESSENGER . . . A New Funky Generation
8.
HEAVY VIBES . . . Vibraphonic
9.
NATURE BOY . . . Alex Wilson
10.
MOODY . . . Christian Falk (featuring Neneh Cherry)
11.
SATURDAY NIGHT . . . Brand New Heavies
12.
AT THE RIVER . . . Groove Armada
Some various themes of love. Some infectious feels early that transform to a lighter palette of acid jazz, drum & bass flavours like the vibraphone on Heavy Vibes, chill's right out with a Groove Armada classic.

 CD .6

 WHAT'S THAT TRACK?
- LUNICO BEATS -

What's that track.
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
MIDNIGHT & YOU . . . Stanley Turrentine
2.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER . . . Mica Paris
3.
S**T GOES DOWN . . . Ronny Jordan
4.
USE ME . . . Raw Stylus
5.
LISTEN HERE . . . Eddie Harris
6.
UPTIGHT . . . Nancy Wilson
7.
TAYLORS DUBE . . . D.I.G.
8.
JOYOUS . . . Pleasure
9.
SOUL MAKOSSA . . . Lafayette Afro/Rock Band
10.
FLYING MACHINE . . . War
11.
DJONI . . . Kassav
12.
ALDEIA DE OGUM . . . Joyce
The inspiration for this was simple. These cuts were all presented on tape when I first started making compilations. Punters would often come up at gigs and ask about these tracks. What punters are engaged with are smooth melodies, unusual riffs, solos, bouncy rhythms and ethnic sounds.
All these characteristics appear on this compilation.
Release Date To Be Announced.

CD .7

 TUNE IN!
COOLNESS IS A STATE OF MIND

Tune In
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
OUTRO LUGAR . . . Salome De Bahia
2.
REACH INSIDE . . . Bah Samba
3.
THREES A CROWD . . . East West Connection
4.
ULTRA VIOLET . . . E.O.N.
5.
SUNSHINE AFTER THE RAIN . . . Monday Michiru
6.
LUCKY STAR . . . Superfunk featuring Ron Carroll
7.
RELEASE Afro/Celt Sound System featuring Sinead O'Connor
8.
HOMELANDS . . . Nitin Sawhney
9.
SPANISH JOINT . . . D'Angelo
10.
HEROES . . . Roni Size
11.
STAY WITH ME TILL DAWN . . . Wicked Beat Sound System
Some retail establishments wanted something a little more up to start with. Most of this CD is up over the 124 BPM, but it does chill out towards the end. It's very 4 on the floor with some jazzy overlays, but finishes with Indian, drum and bass, and ambient touches. To me this is the definition of cool (it has nothing to do with fashion).
Release Date To Be Announced.

CD .8

LATIN BEACH BREAKS
house spiced with salsa ... a little bit of mambo ... jazzed and chilled with bossa
 

Latin Beach Breaks
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
DUBTRIBE . . . El Regalo De Amor
2.
TOM AND JOYCE . . . Vai Minha Triteza
3.
IAN POOLEY featuring Rosanna and Zelia
4.
PETE ESCOVEDO . . . Cabo Frio
5.
IRAKERE . . . Gira Gira
6.
ST. GERMAIN . . . Latin Note
7.
S-TONE INC. . . . Ainda Sonhar
8.
JAZZANOVA . . . Tres Bien
9.
GEORGE BENSON . . . The Ghetto / El Barrio
10.
RAY BARRETO AND NEW WORLD ORDER . . . Work Song
11.
CELIA CRUZ . . . Cucala
12.
GONZALEZ . . Ahwat Five O.
13.
WILLI BOBO . . . Shing A Ling Baby
14.
MARCOS VALLE . . . Batuque
15.
SERFIO MENDEZ AND BRAZIL . . . The Look Of Love
Latin Beach Breaks starts with some contemporary Latin house and takes us through some modern interpretations and fusions, while respecting the roots with some salsa and Brazillian bossa. Released Jan. 31 2001 --- You will just love this one.

CD .9

SPACE JUNK 2001
Represents some pretty spatial sonography.

Space Junk 2001
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA . . . Deodato
2.
SUMMER IN THE CITY . . . Quincy Jones
3.
EXECUTIVE PARTY from the film ROLLERBALL
4.
IT TAKES A THIEF . . . Thievery Corporation
5.
REQUIRED DREAMS . . . Nitin Sawhney
6.
GETTIN' IN THE WAY . . . Jill Scott
7.
CRY ME A RIVER . . . Illumination
8.
CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO . . . Courtney Pine
9.
AUTUMN SERENADE . . . J. Coltrane & J. Hartman
10.
BOSAXI . . . Jose Padilla
11.
BLUE SKIES . . . Outside
12.
MY FRIEND . . . Groove Armada
13.
ROUNDTRIP . . . Mark de Clive-Lowe
Space Junk 2001 aims to take the listener on a cinemascopic space trip. From the funky early cuts, to the wierd Executive Party, the moody Required Dreams, the brooding Blue Skies, the suprise of CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO to the complex etherial textures, it's a chill out album that will really put you at ease. Enjoy it! Released OCT 2001

CD .10

HOUSE VISITATION
Groovy sound shades around the house.

House Visitation
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
ASTOUNDED . . . Bran Van 3000
2.
SUMMER - KOOL AND THE GANG
3.
EARTH IS THE PLACE - Nathan Haines
4.
OUR TIME IS COMING - M.A.W.
5.
STRONGER TOGETHER - The Rockmelons
6.
WHERE LOVE LIVES - Allison Limerick
7.
WHAT? - Mark Moulin
8.
FEEL UP - Grace Jones
9.
GREEN AFRICA - Mysterious Traveller
10.
MUSIC IS MY WAY OF LIFE - Pattie Labelle
11.
HANGING ON A STRING - Loose Ends
RELEASE DATE 01/07/2002. AFTER A BIT OF CAJOLING I'VE COME UP WITH MY FIRST HOUSE CD COMPILATION. IT'S MORE INTERPRETIVE THAN DEFINATIVE ALTHOUGH THERE ARE A COUPLE OF REAL HOUSE CLASSICS. THE " SHADES " ARE THERE FROM THE JAZZY TO THE SOULFUL, WITH A VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTAL COLOURS. NEEDLESS TO SAY IT'S UP IN TEMPO AND VIBE, INFECTIOUS RYTHMICALLY SO YOU WILL BE DANCING. I BRING YOU DOWN EASY TO THE LAST TRACK SO YOU CAN MAKE GOOD LOVIN'

CD .11

DIAVAS3/CHILLIN' ME SOFTLY

House Visitation
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
Something Dangerous . . .Natacha Atlas featuring Princess Julianna
2.
Autumn Leaves- Coldcut
3.
Ghosts - Beadie Belle featuring Beate S. Lech
4.
24 Hours24 Hours - Wondabraa vocab by Lilian Maria
5.
Den Me Agapas - Anna Vissi
6.
Drive (Doordarshan Mix) - Bic Runga
7.
Simple Heart - Natacha Atlas featuring Sinead O'Connor
8.
La Caravane - Brigitte Fontaine
9.
Les Hommes Endormis - Brigitte Bardot
10.
Witcheta Lineman - Cassandra Wilson
11.
Watermelon Man - Dee Dee Bridgewater
12.
My Way- Nina Simone
12.
Killing Me Softly With His Song- Roberta Flack
12.
Lounging Around- Shazz
Is an international melting pot of sauces and flavours from the middle eastern sounds of Natacha Atlas and Bic Runga to the mediterreanean emotions of Anna Vissi to the sexy and breathy strains of Bridget Bardot. The rest of the album is a bookend of electro-contemorary soul and the classically cool ebony tones of Nina Simone and Cassandra Wilson. Just put it on and chill!

CD .12

Funky Soul Brothers

House Visitation
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  TRACK LISTINGS

1.
LOVE INVICIBLE : michael franti & spearhead
2.
MUSIC AND YOU : room 5 & oliver cheatham
3.
TESTIFY : ubq presents jay williams
4.
I LOVE MUSIC : the a'jays
5.
ARE YOU USING ME? : luther vandross
6.
I'M A GOOD MAN : vocals by lee fields
7.
LINDA : vocal by martin solveig
8.
PASTIME PARADISE : ray barretto
9.
GIBRALTAR : freddie hubbardr
10.
THE SOUND TABLE : cameo
11.
MY SHINNING SOUL : soel from the album memento
12.
My Way- Nina Simone
12.
Killing Me Softly With His Song- Roberta Flack
Funky Soul Brothers is a testament to some classic contemporary soul voices. The first part of the cd is placed against a background of sweet house music in cruise control.
From track 7 my signiture diversion kicks in introducing a soca beat,a latin feel,jazzy instrumentals and finally a chilled out deep black vocal.
It's really a celebration of love and music .Very uplifting and positive.
Check it out.


price $25


SIDE A  :  GUITAR FLAVOURED FUNK

1.
DON'T LOOK ANY FURTHER . . . dennis edwards
2.
KEEP THAT SAME OLD FEELING . . . side effect
3.
NEVER TOO MUCH . . . luther vandross
4.
S**T GOES DOWN. . . ronny jordan
5.
WHAT WOULD I DO . . . al bare (vocals: Kim Collins)
6.
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET . . . the dramatics
7.
JOYOUS . . . pleasure
8.
ALWAYS THERE . . . will bobo
9.
POR NOSSA SENHORA . . . antonio carlos & jocafi
SIDE B  :  LONDON STREET SOUNDS
1.
FLY LIKE AN EAGLE . . . steve miller band
2.
MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS . . . brand new heavies
3.
SKINDO LE LE . . . alive
4.
WALK THAT WALK, TALK THAT TALK . . . weldon irvine
5.
WHILE I'M ALONE. . . maze
6.
IT'S YOUR WORLD . . . gil scott heron
7.
AS . . . gene harris
8.
THE GENIE . . .bobby lyle
9.
WILFREDS GONE . . . the blackbyrds

TAPE .6


SIDE A :

1.
LISTEN HERE . . . eddie harris
2.
HE TOOK MY PAIN AWAY . . . sound of blackness
3.
I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER . . . mica paris
4.
SUPERNATURAL THING . . . charles & eddie
5.
SWEET DAN . . . betty everette
6.
SHAKEY GROUND . . . the temptations
7.
DO YOUR THING . . . r. kelly & mad cobra
8.
THE BEST OF MY LOVE . . . dee lewis
9.
STRONGER TOGETHER . . . the rockmelons
SIDE B :
1.
PEACE OF MIND . . . the rance alien group
2.
IT'S YOUR THING. . . aretha franklin
3.
DON'T WORRY 'BOUT A THING . . . incognito
4.
CHAMELEON . . . the jazz warriors
5.
CHANGES . . . incognito
6.
FLYING MACHINE (THE CHASE) . . . war (young blood)
7.
BERIMBAU . . . mandrake som
8.
ALDEIA DE OGUM . . . joyce
9.
RIVER IN MY DREAMS . . . incognito

TAPE .7

SOULFUL SOUNDS - IN JAZZ, GOSPEL, R & B, FUNK AND BRAZILLIAN Tape 7 Order this TAPE

TAPE 8 : Same as CD .1 : Order this TAPETAPE 9 : Same as CD .2 : Order this TAPE


PLEASE NOTE: Commercial premises such as Bars, Cafes and Fashion Outlets have a responsibility
regarding fees for in-house music systems.
Contact APRA (03) 9820 0200 or PPCA (02) 92677877 if you have any queries.


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