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Night Birds CD. The 12 Inch Mixes 2xCD. Invitations CD. Night Birds reissue with 2 bonus tracks CD. Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Somebodys Dancing (On The Roof) - Shakatak - Turn The Music Up (CD Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Album) 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August Monday 17 August Tuesday 18 August Wednesday 19 August Thursday 20 August Friday 21 August Saturday 22 August Sunday 23 August Monday 24 August Tuesday 25 August Wednesday 26 August Thursday 27 August Friday 28 August Saturday 29 August Sunday 30 August Monday 31 August Tuesday 1 September Wednesday 2 September Thursday 3 September Friday 4 September Saturday 5 September Sunday 6 September Monday 7 September Tuesday 8 September Wednesday 9 September Thursday 10 September Friday 11 September Saturday 12 September Sunday 13 September Monday 14 September Tuesday 15 September From their first release in Augustthe Bill Sharpe composition "Steppin'" on the Polydor record labeland their first album, Drivin' Hardthe band's singles and albums have entered the charts regularly.
It was the release of the single, "Easier Said Than Done", that gave the band the radio exposure needed for their first top-twenty hit. The follow-up, " Night Birds "was their first single to reach the top tenand the album of the same name gave Shakatak their first gold albumentering at number four and remaining in the charts for twenty-eight weeks. Two more albums — Invitations and Out of This World — were recorded in andresulting in several more chart hits, and paving the way for the next major breakthrough in the band's career.
With a subtle change in musical direction, yet still retaining the band's identity, Jill Saward formerly of Fusion OrchestraBrandy and Citizen Gang became their sole lead singer to make Shakatak's fifth album, Down on the Street The resulting single releases "Down on the Street" and "Watching You" had great success, and brought them attention in new parts of the world. The following year saw the release of the group's second live album, Live!
InShakatak were commissioned to write the official song for the Kenwood Cup yacht race entitled "Racing with the Wind" which was used in Japanese Kenwood advertisements and was released on an album called Da Makani exclusively released in Japan. However, following this success the band felt it was time that they re-directed their efforts back to singles and an album for release to the rest of the world.
In the s, the band had success in the US when they had two albums that went to No 1 in the contemporary jazz charts and were also awarded the Japanese Grammy for best international instrumental album six years running. They make annual appearances at the Billboard Clubs in Japan, Album), and the Pizza Express Jazz Room in London, plus numerous other concert and club performances.
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