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    Josep - Manuel
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    Valls, Spain
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  1. I think that an "osprey" is a Pandion haliaëtus ("águila pescadora" / "àliga pescadora" here in spanish and catalonian language respectively). I have seen hundreds of them, every time I have come to The Ebro river Delta and also in many reservoirs in the Prepyrenaican and Pyrenaican mountains. The one I saw more close was in my voyage of recent married with my wife from the window of the train: we come from Valencia to Cuenca, the rail-road follows the Palancia Rriver (with some reservoirs) and I saw this eagle in a telephon stick at the moment she starting to fly, at 1,5 - 2 m, without binoculars!
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  2. Another impressive gorge on Sierra y Cañones de Guara Natural Park: "El Barrasil", Alcanadre river
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  3. I have since my teens my copy of Tamla Motown / spanish Belter 45 "Help Yourself" b/w "What's Goin' On", a very interesting and soulful cover of Marvin's one. I likes the fusion Undisputed Truth and some other Invictus groups (8th Day, Chairmen Of The Board,…) made of funk and rock and also some "San Francisco" scene acts as Cold Blood.
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  4. One by perhaps my absolute favorite vocal group of all time (jointly with The Dramatics, The Dells, Blue Notes and Chi-lites). I don't knows if was published as a 45 or its only an album track but IMHO is a great dance floor piece. A great one by vocal greats O'Jays and songwriting work by Bunny Sigler despite the fact my favorite track from "So Full Of Love" LP is "Take Me To The Stars" (in the same gospel-soul-rock wave than the "Survival" masterpiece album):
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  5. A bombastic one by James Wells:
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  6. Heres' me in the late 80's walking in the cliffs on the prepyrenaican mountains (Serra de Millà):
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  7. RIP Chuck Barsdale! :-(… we're lovers of a musical genre on wich, sadly, practically all our heroes from the great soul period (60's and 70's) are now aged around 80 or 90 years old... Here's a big uptempo from one of the 2 albums Norman Harris produced for them (later covered by The Trammps on their 1979 album "The Whole World's Dancing"). Curiously, in my case I have been a big fan of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes and The Dells (one of the albums I never have stopped to hear is "The Dells Vs. The Dramatics" since the late 70's to today!!)… and much later I noticed Gamble & Huff were been reaching for sign The Dells firsty for their Neptune label and later for PIR and the first Blue Notes hits they wrote were really conceived for The Dells and thinking in Marvin Junior exceptional baritone! (In fact they finally signed The Dells in 1991 for their 40th anniversary album "I Salute You" on PIR / Zoo label that I purchased but deceived me for the sound so "inorganic", not the voices, the instrumental part, except some tune don't remember the title produced by Bunny Sigler)
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  8. And here's another jazz funk mid tempo one by Azymuth on wich, IMHO, we can appreciate like in no one other the unique style by Ivan "Mamao" Conti on drums (If I well remember, sadly he dead some years ago). I likes a lot this track since appears in a 2 x CD compilation by UK Union Square called "Latin Jazz. The essential album" (where appears from Marcos Valle to Chichi Peralta passing trough Azymuth or Tito Puente) in 2002:
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  9. I have some jazz and jazz funk artists all time favorites of mine like Deodato, Airto Moreira and his wife Flora Purim, Artur Verocai… and of course Azymuth (I have a double CD compilation and a vynil, "Tightropewalker" from wich is this track, my favorite "Tu mi delirio"… is a mid tempo, there's some other track with more bpm's as "Samba da barra", but this one is so mellow…):
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  10. A bombastic one for a friday night soul party (from the most soulful of the Salsoul catalogue):
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  11. From one of my all time jazz-funk / fusion albums, Richard Tee's "Natural Ingredients" (there are some very good instrumentals as "Us" and "Now" but this one is very funny because the "macarronic" laughs at the intro):
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  12. THE DRAMATICS!!!! One of my all time favorite vocal groups (the two others are The Chi-lites and The O'Jays; of course there are dozens of others - Tempts, Blue Notes, Miracles, Four Tops, Blue Magic,…- but no one like these three I have spend so many time herding their music and buying their 45's, LP's and CD's). I was aged around 15 years-old when I purchased the vynil by Stax-Volt VV.AA. titled "Takin' You There" on wich was included "In The Rain" (and some gems as "I've Been Lonely For So Long" by Frederik Knight or Carla Thomas' "Love Means"!). Little after I was a Dramatic's fan when I purchased The Dells Vs. The Dramatics album on Chess-Cadet (the fantastic mid-tempos "Don't Make Me Promises" and "Tune Up") and my all-time favorite Dramatic album, "Drama V" on ABC. IMHO, this album is the one you can play completely side A and side B one time and another without tired of. I also likes a lot the complete "Joy Ride" LP also on ABC with (album?) cuts like Stand Up and Move,… some tracks from "10 1/2"… I found the Stax "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" LP in a second hand store,… Firsty, the "Dramatic Way" album deceived me the electronic and synthesizer sound but there are 3 incredible mellow ballads ("You're The Best Ting In My Life", "loving Time" and "Share You Love With Me"… By the last years the only track I enjoy is "For Your Love", with a great vocal performance by LJ Reynolds who re-reunited with the group again in the "Mello Drama" CD. https://youtu.be/NFAcO4geSQA
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  13. A very short and little canyon subsidiary of Perles river (next to Coll de Nargó, prepyrenaican mountains in catalonia):
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  14. One by my all time jazz funk band since they were "Light Of The World" (before they divided into 3 different formations, Lights Of The World, Incognito and Beggar & Co.) in the late 70's. From the album "Life Stranger Than Fiction" (Mercury, 2001), only on CD format. There's a vynil edition on EP of remixes by only 4 tracks:
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  15. I stopped buying O'Jays albums after "Heartbreaker". Despite the fact the track "Trouble" sounds good I miss the big band sound and the special mixture of rock, soul and gospel we can appreciate on "Ship Ahoy" and "Survival" classic PIR albums. The samples I have hear by this last album do not convinced me, I admit the sound is more "organic", with real instruments, I appreciate the social concerned lyrics, but is not enough for a symphonic - big band soul funk lover as I am… Perhaps when I can hear some tracks more times and the entire length of every one...
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