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O'Donel Levy - Simba download album

O'Donel Levy - Simba download album
Performer:
Album:
Simba
Style:
Jazz-Funk
Released:
1973
Country:
US
FLAC vers. size:
1111 mb
MP3 vers. size:
1244 mb
WMA vers. size:
1928 mb
Other formats
WMA AC3 VQF AUD MIDI RA MMF
Rating:
4.4 ★
Votes:
638

Simba is an album by American jazz guitarist O'Donel Levy recorded in 1973 and released on the Groove Merchant label the following year. The songs are catchy and funky, and play to Levy's strengths as a player. The arrangements are fantastic, played by a who's who list of '70s session men. Simba is the O'Donel Levy album to own". All compositions by Manny Albam except where noted. Bad, Bad Simba" – 7:15.

Simba ‎(8-Trk, Album, Quad). Simba ‎(CD, Album, RE). P-Vine Records, Groove Merchant.

Simba is one hot album of funky soul-jazz. O'Donel Levy had played with Richard "Groove" Holmes and Jimmy McGriff on other albums for producer Sonny Lester's Groove Merchant label, and even had one released under his own name (Black Velvet), but this was something different. Black Velvet had a couple Levy originals, but relied heavily on cover tunes. For Simba, Lester brought in Manny Albam to supply both the tunes and the arrangements, and it makes all the difference in the world.

O'Donel Levy 1973 Simba. 01. Bad, Bad, Simba 7:16 02. Kilimanjaro Cookout 4:53 03. Playhouse 4:37 04. Sierra Lonely 5:34 05. Sad, Sad, Simba 6:07 06. Joni 5:10 07. Nigerian Knights 5:06. Simba is one hot album of funky soul-jazz.

O'Donel Levy - Bad, Bad Simba 07:14. O'Donel Levy - Nigerian Knights 05:13. O'Donel Levy - Sad, Sad Simba 06:08. O'Donel Levy - Bad, Bad, Simba 07:14. O'Donel Levy - Kilimanjaro Cookout 04:51. O'Donel Levy - Playhouse 04:36. O'Donel Levy - Sierra Lonely 05:33. O'Donel Levy - Sad, Sad, Simba 06:03. O'Donel Levy - Joni 05:09. O'Donel Levy - Nigerian Knights 05:05. Time Has Changed - Aleta Green, George Young, Jimmy Maelen, O'Donel Levy. Breeding of Mind - O'Donel Levy. Dawn of a New Day - O'Donel Levy.

Simba is a soul jazz music album recording by O'DONEL LEVY released in 1974 on CD, LP/Vinyl and/or cassette. For many, "Simba" is their holy grail. A stout synthesis of jazz, funk, and soul, "Simba" has few peers from the '70's scene. The leadoff track is an absolute monster, an classic nonpareil that can be put first on any souljazz or jazzfunk compilation. Arranged and supervised by Manny Albam, Levy's guitar shines through the beautiful strings and funky vamps and punchy horns. The title track and "Playhouse" are really the only up tempo songs on the album, the funk smokers. The others pieces are moody, sometimes introspective, always lovely.

Windows is an album by American jazz guitarist O'Donel Levy recorded in 1976 and released on the Groove Merchant label.

1. (00:07:15) O'Donel Levy - O'Donel Levy - Bad, Bad, Simba. 2. (00:04:52) O'Donel Levy - O'Donel Levy - Kilimanjaro Cookout. 3. (00:04:36) O'Donel Levy - O'Donel Levy - Playhouse. 4. (00:05:34) O'Donel Levy - O'Donel Levy - Sierra Lonely. 5. (00:06:04) O'Donel Levy - O'Donel Levy - Sad, Sad, Simba. 6. (00:05:09) O'Donel Levy - O'Donel Levy - Joni. 7. (00:05:06) O'Donel Levy - O'Donel Levy - Nigerian Knights. O'Donel Levy - Kilimanjaro Cookout. O'Donel Levy - Simba (2016) FLAC/03. O'Donel Levy - Playhouse. O'Donel Levy - Simba (2016) FLAC/04. O'Donel Levy - Sierra Lonely. O'Donel Levy - Simba (2016) FLAC/05. O'Donel Levy - Sad, Sad, Simba. O'Donel Levy - Simba (2016) FLAC/06. O'Donel Levy - Simba (2016) FLAC/07.

Tracklist

Bad, Bad, Simba 7:16
Kilimanjaro Cookout 4:53
Playhouse 4:37
Sierra Lonely 5:34
Sad, Sad, Simba 6:07
Joni 5:10
Nigerian Knights 5:06

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
GM 526 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(LP, Album) Groove Merchant GM 526 US 1974
GRM L 7526 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Groove Merchant GRM L 7526 US 1973
GM 526 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(LP, Album) Groove Merchant GM 526 US 1974
GM 526 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Groove Merchant GM 526 US 1974
PCD-23459 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-23459 Japan 2003
AIM 1609 CD O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(CD, Album) AIM AIM 1609 CD Australia 2006
GM-526 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(CD, Album, RE) Groove Merchant GM-526 Canada 2008
GM 526 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(LP, RE, 180) Groove Merchant GM 526 US 2009
PCD-18727 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records, Groove Merchant PCD-18727 Japan 2013
CDSOL-45927 O'Donel Levy Simba ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Solid Records , Groove Merchant CDSOL-45927 Japan 2018


  • Paxondano
Any opinions / thoughts on this reissue? How's it sound?
  • Cordanius
It sounds great, solid 180g pressing, although it might be a digital remaster. The artwork has an added note about the pressing. I think with an insert sheet too