OCEANS BETWEEN US — Music For Dream Dancers

Rare grooves + fusion jazz productions from 1976-1984. Five tracks by the Dutch band Batida feat. Josee Koning from their 1984 album Batida (Timeless Records). And five tracks from the first release of singer Cassandra Wilson together with Jasmine, a band from New Orleans, released on the 1981 Inner City Records album “Tropical Breeze”. Two tracks from Pete Escovedo’s album “The Island” (1983), the whole Escovedo Family is on it, of course also Sheila E. One track each from Norman Connor’s album “You Are My Starship” (1976), from the group Caldera, from their 1976 released album and from a band which was also called Jasmine and whose album was released by Peters International in 1979.

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(1) Batida; BEYOND WORDS (01:28); album: Batida, Timless Records SJP 200 (1984)

(2) Jasmine feat. Cassandra Wilson; JASMINE (03:59); album: Tropical Breeze, Inner City IC 1155 (1981)

(3) Batida; OCEANS BETWEEN US (04:28); album: Batida, Timless Records SJP 200 (1984)

(4) Pete Escovedo; HAVING A GOOD TIME (Wayne Wallace, Ron Hollins, Ray Gardner) (04:04); album: The Island, EsGo Productions EG 001. Vocals: Carl Carrell (1983)

(5) Batida; PRA QUEM QUISER (03:59); album: Batida, Timless Records SJP 200 (1984)

(6) Norman Connors; SO MUCH LOVE (Norman Connors) (03:58); album: You Are My Starship, Buddah Records (1976)

(7) Jasmine feat. Cassandra Wilson; EVERYTHING I DO WITH YOU (03:16) ); album: Tropical Breeze, Inner City IC 1155 (1981)

   

(8) Caldera; OUT OF THE BLUE (Jorge Strunz, Eduardo del Barrio) (04:45); album: Caldera, Capitol ST-11571 (1976)

(9) Pete Escovedo;  THE ISLAND (Ivan Lins & Zitor Martins     ) (04:28); album: The Island, EsGo Productions EG 001. Vocals: Pete Escovedo (1983)

(10) Jasmine; BATIK (Bill O’Connell) (04:34); album: Jasmine, West 54/Peters International  WLW 8007 (1979)

(11) Jasmine feat. Cassandra Wilson; DREAM STREET (02:48); album: Tropical Breeze, Inner City IC 1155 (1981)

(12) Batida; PONTEIO (04:25); album: Batida, Timless Records SJP 200 (1984)

(13) Jasmine feat. Cassandra Wilson; PRETTY BLACK ONE (04:25); album: Tropical Breeze, Inner City IC 1155 (1981)

(14) Batida; PURPURINA (04:21); album: Batida, Timless Records SJP 200 (1984)

(15) Jasmine feat. Cassandra Wilson; ROSE TOWER (03:47); Tropical Breeze, Inner City IC 1155 (1981)