LateNightTales

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Jamiroquai's volume in the influences series Late Night Tales dovetails nicely with the loose-groove party funk Jay Kay and co. have made a specialty since debuting on England's acid jazz scene in 1992. Spanning the twin towers of late-'70s R&B -- disco and quiet storm -- the mix includes plenty of sexed-up R&B from Leon Ware "What's Your Name", Rufus & Chaka Khan "Once You Get Started", Kleeer "Tonight's the Night", and Skyy "Here's to You," an unexpected gem. Still, having much to prove to jaded music fans and facing a steadily shrinking pile of rare grooves thanks to mixes like these, Jay Kay doesn't succeed in creating a truly diverting mix. Late Night Tales ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Jamiroquai's volume in the influences series Late Night Tales dovetails nicely with the loose-groove party funk Jay Kay and co. have made a specialty since debuting on England's acid jazz scene in 1992. Spanning the twin towers of late-'70s R&B -- disco and quiet storm -- the mix includes plenty of sexed-up R&B from Leon Ware "What's Your Name", Rufus & Chaka Khan "Once You Get Started", Kleeer "Tonight's the Night", and Skyy "Here's to You," an unexpected gem. Still, having much to prove to jaded music fans and facing a steadily shrinking pile of rare grooves thanks to mixes like these, Jay Kay doesn't succeed in creating a truly diverting mix. Late Night Tales functions best as slinky background music to introduce a night out, or as a time capsule of pleasant yet mostly unimportant period music. Kay gives the compilation much-needed character, though, with a pair of changeups: a Liverpool band named the Real Thing, whose "Raining Through My Sunshine" was a personal favorite, and the underrated José Feliciano, whose "California Dreaming" is the track closest in vocal performance to Kay himself alas, Stevie Wonder is nowhere to be found here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2010
  • Label: Imports
  • UPC: 880157110100
  • Catalog Number: 893617
  • Sales rank: 396,201

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Happiness - The Pointer Sisters (3:53)
  2. 2 Girl, I Think the World About You - The Commodores (4:26)
  3. 3 Once You Get Started - Rufus & Chaka Khan (4:10)
  4. 4 Fantasy - Johnny Hammond (4:30)
  5. 5 Whisper Zone - Ramsey Lewis (2:57)
  6. 6 What's Your Name (3:56)
  7. 7 Stay Free - Ashford & Simpson (4:50)
  8. 8 Tonight's the Night (Good Time) - Kleeer (4:43)
  9. 9 Pretty Baby - Sister Sledge (3:55)
  10. 10 California Dreaming - José Feliciano (4:08)
  11. 11 Here's to You - Skyy (4:11)
  12. 12 Rainin' Through My Sunshine - The Real Thing (3:35)
  13. 13 Here, My Dear - Marvin Gaye (2:48)
  14. 14 Music of the Earth - Patrice Rushen (4:00)
  15. 15 Part 3 - The White City (9:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jamiroquai Primary Artist
Brian Blessed Readings
Technical Credits
The Commodores Arranger, Producer
Marvin Gaye Composer, Producer
Lionel Richie Composer
Patrice Rushen Composer
Bernard Edwards Composer
John Phillips Composer
Michelle Phillips Composer
Nile Rodgers Composer
Gavin Christopher Composer
Nick Ashford Composer
David Blumberg Arranger
James Anthony Carmichael Arranger, Producer
Larry Dunn Composer
Rick Jarrard Producer
Bob Monaco Producer
Richard Perry Producer
Valerie Simpson Composer
Allen Toussaint Composer
Randy Muller Composer
Leon Ware Composer, Producer
Thomas McClary Composer
Angela Rushen Composer
Chris Amoo Composer
Bill Brewster Liner Notes
Jack Lind Composer
J.R. Hammond Composer
Austin Wilde Concept
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Funk Remixed

    These are some great remixes of the music that inspired Jay Kay ... interesting to hear some of his influences. There is apparently another Late Night Tales for Groove Armada - can anyone find it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointed!!!

    I was very disappointed in this CD. I was expecting to hear Jason Kay himself, not a collection of old artist.

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