|Dramatic Funk Themes Vol.1 |
British Rare Grooves from the THEMES INTERNATIONAL MUSIC Library 1973 - 1976
Media: Double LP
Condition: New Copy
Label: Showup Records
Year: 1973 - 76 | Reissue
Cat. Number: showup02
Also available as CD!
22 unreleased Big Funk Scores feat. Alan Hawkshaw, Alan Parker, Alan Tew, Brian Bennett, David Lindup, James Clarke, Johnny Pearson, Keith Roberts, Kenny Salmon, Les Hurdle, Madeline Bell, Mike Moran.
During the 70s library music era, some of Europe’s leading jazz, classical and avantgarde musicians took part in composing and playing, while many were involved just once, others like Alan Hawkshaw penned thousands of usable themes for different library companies.
“Dramatic Funk Themes Vol.1” is a collection of such gems, all of which originate from the archives of the Themes International Music Library. Soundtracks for scenes which did not exist at the time - sometimes action-packed, dramatic or driving - such as a high speed car chase - or sometimes more laid-back and relaxed like crusing in a ragtop through the city. These are the scenes played out over a musical backdrop loaded with wah-wah guitars, deep basslines, rhodes, clavinets, analogue synthesizers, hammond organs, flutes, razor-sharp brass, groovy percussion and solid drum beats.
Please check out audio samples!
A1. Les Hurdle - Soul Train
A3. Kenny Salmon - Flying Squad
B2. Alan Hawkshaw - High Diver
B3. Madeline Bell & Alan Parker - Soul Slap
C1. David Lindup - At Risk
C3. Johnny Pearson - Work Force
C4. James Clarke - The Heavies
C5. Alan Hawkshaw & Brian Bennett - Oddball
D2. David Lindup - Inside Information
D3. Mike Moran - The Pick Up