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TANK - EL&P

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I like working on these old Blue Note Jazz titles occasionally; like this old Ike Quebec called Heavy Soul,

Penteo up-mix/ De-mix & re-mix:

with Ike's Sax in the Rear Left; Freddie Roache's Organ in the Rear Right; Al Harewood's Drums in the Front Right/Middle; and Milt Hinton's Bass in the Front Left/Middle

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We lost funk queen Betty Davis last year, and I've been working on this Up-mix/De-mix/Re-mix of her 1975 album "Nasty Gal" sourced from an 2021 LP Reissue for a couple of weeks now. This up-mixed great IMO. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

https://www.discogs.com/release/21170035-Betty-Davis-Nasty-Gal
Some really hard core Funk music here, but also a couple songs with more of a tender touch like, "You and I" (Brass Arrangement by Gil Evans &
Music Directed By Miles Davis.) Also the sensually haunting "The Lone Ranger", that shows off what a beautiful voice she really had.

If you don't know much about Miss Davis, the Wiki page is a very interesting read on some of her life, and recommended.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Davis
and here's an Amazon Prime documentary about her (which I still need to catch myself)-

https://www.amazon.com/Betty-Davis-They-Say-Different/dp/B07Z8FXYCD
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We lost funk queen Betty Davis last year, and I've been working on this Up-mix/De-mix/Re-mix of her 1975 album "Nasty Gal" sourced from an 2021 LP Reissue for a couple of weeks now. This up-mixed great IMO. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

https://www.discogs.com/release/21170035-Betty-Davis-Nasty-Gal
Some really hard core Funk music here, but also a couple songs with more of a tender touch like, "You and I" (Brass Arrangement by Gil Evans &
Music Directed By Miles Davis.) Also the sensually haunting "The Lone Ranger", that shows off what a beautiful voice she really had.

If you don't know much about Miss Davis, the Wiki page is a very interesting read on some of her life, and recommended.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Davis
and here's an Amazon Prime documentary about her (which I still need to catch myself)-

https://www.amazon.com/Betty-Davis-They-Say-Different/dp/B07Z8FXYCD
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Amazing, Pup. Gotta check out that Amazon doc.

Here's a relevant thread from last year. The interview with Jesse Thorn, who's a total fanboy, is worth sitting through:
https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/threads/rip-betty-davis.31853/
 
Amazing, Pup. Gotta check out that Amazon doc.

Here's a relevant thread from last year. The interview with Jesse Thorn, who's a total fanboy, is worth sitting through:
https://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/threads/rip-betty-davis.31853/
watched it, yes very interesting doc. Sorry missed your earlier thread.

Seeing how she was living so austere in her last years makes me believe she had little income from her music. May have been chewed up by the record label contracts, it certainly wouldn't have helped out her mental state.

She had a real light in her eyes-

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here's an example of a fail!

mainly due to crushed mastering, it's just filthy sounding, a real shame as I've always loved this song; and it was produced with a nice mix by Elliot Scheiner no less! It had great potential for an up-mix.

https://www.discogs.com/release/2314259-Toto-Tambu
here's what the song looks like in Audacity-

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and a Winner, Jagger's first solo album!

He's Lucky in Love (yah I bet!), a Royal Flush and it ain't no bust!

Jeff Beck on lead guitar.
And despite what Keith thinks, I love the album, it's full of great musicians.

- from the 1985 CD this came out nice, written by Mick and Carlos Alomar- strange he's not playing guitar on this, maybe touring with Bowie or something? Also playing on this one, the greats Chuck Leavell on organ, Herbie Hancock on synths and so many others

Backing Vocals – Bernard Fowler
Bass – Robbie Shakespeare
Drums [Water Drums] – Aiyb Dieng
Drums, Electronic Drums [Simmons] – Sly Dunbar
Guitar – Jeff Beck
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Mick Jagger
Organ – Chuck Leavell
Percussion – Ray Cooper
Synthesizer – Guy Fletcher
Synthesizer [Synclavier II, OBXa] – Wally Badarou
Synthesizer, Synthesizer [Fairlight CMI] – Herbie Hancock
Written-By – C. Alomar*, M. Jagger*

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*I had a lot of fun up-mixing this one, but the dense production on some of it made it very difficult. It just shows that up-mix technology isn't totally up to snuff, at least as far as I've gotten with it.

The real revelation for me was a song on here I never really paid much attention to called "Primitive", just gorgeous, especially those lovely soundscapes spread all around you.

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TheAdelaidean - Hyperaurea

Available from Bandcamp as a stereo download for a donation, this upmixes into surround for a really nice, immersive dose of ambience:

 
If you like your Big Band stuff nice and Funky, that decodes exceptionally well, look no further than this album from 1973 (I used Qobuz files to 4.1 here!) Hmmmm 🀨🧐
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Strange that Fantasy gave Children of Lima a quad mix and not this one. Seems like it would have been a natural--a quasi-"crossover" album with Phil Ramone at the helm!
 
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