Sunday, July 25, 2010

Various - "Library Rhodes" (compilation 14)


"The Apartment"

"20 Mile High Swinger" (excerpt)

"The Fence" (excerpt)

"Black Light" (excerpt)

"Sidewalk" (excerpt)

"Running Fast" (excerpt)


The electric piano frenzy continues with 78 minutes of library goodness brought to you today, so make sure you return those overdue books and settle back for some Sunday sunshine.

If none of us read anymore, then at least we can listen to the library. I wrote a few paragraphs somewhere in another post about why I think we listen to library music, and there's something of a history here, but no need to analyse this weekend as we flow with some classics and favourites :

From Duncan Lamont's chilled opener "The Apartment" (of 'Sweeney' fame) we move into some flute-laden jazz funk territory for a few tracks, then move into some brazil soundalike tracks beginning with Andre Ceccarelli.

Alan Tew's "The Fence" and Stefano Torossi's classic "Fighting For Life" lead us through some wah wah and blaxpo near-tension, before John Cameron's "Half Remembered Daydream" takes us into the centre vocal section of the compilation : for six tracks you can practise your "woo woos", "bu-bu-bu-bu-buhs" and "da da das" - yes folks, welcome to vocalese language school.

Alan Hawkshaw and Brian Bennett pick up the pace as we head into an action section that never quite requires us to remove our seatbelts, before Stan Sulzmann and friends drop us down to some jazz, and then the final soft but still uneasy tones of our constant host Alan Tew.

TRACKLIST

  • 01 the apartment - duncan lamont
  • 02 money runner - alan tew
  • 03 gang progress - andre ceccarelli
  • 04 at risk - david lindup
  • 05 afro metropolis - john cameron
  • 06 undergroove - alan hawkshaw
  • 07 black light - alan parker
  • 08 bossa for my eet - andre ceccarelli
  • 09 virgin land - tony kinsey
  • 10 flute in five four - duncan lamont
  • 11 the fence (version a) - alan tew
  • 12 fighting for life - stefano torrosi
  • 13 the rub - alan tew
  • 14 half forgotten daydreams - john cameron
  • 15 husky birdsong - keith mansfield
  • 16 liquid sunshine- john cameron
  • 17 high diver - alan hawkshaw
  • 18 shout - daniel janin
  • 19 ski bird - alan hawkshaw
  • 20 mile high swinger - alan hawkshaw/brian bennett
  • 21 the rally - dennis farnon
  • 22 dindou no.1 - andre ceccarelli
  • 23 running fast - stefano torrosi
  • 24 theme hypnose - jannick top
  • 25 sojan - stan sulzmann
  • 26 sidewalk - frank ricotti/tony hymas/stan sulzmann
  • 27 nightwatch - alan tew
  • 28 the fence (version b) - alan tew
  • 29 eyes - alan tew
Thanks to my fellow bloggers everywhere for everything. I tend to heavily cull all the library stuff I collect, so it's hard to trace these all back - but I know that thanks should go, as ever, to Quimsy, Bacoso, Reza and many other masters of the known universe ...so please visit these people, talk to them ...

Please leave comments too, discussion and feedback means that I'm more than your slave, which means more posts :)

126 comments:

flyra said...

OK!
LET'S START WITH THE CONFESSION THAT I'M A REGULAR TO YOUR BLOG AND NEVER HAVE LEFT ANY COMMENT - I DON'T PARTICULARLY LIKE A SIMPLE "THANKS" AND I'M NOT VERY GOOD WITH WORDS.
ANYWAY, IT'S ONLY FAIR TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMEBODY IN GREECE WHO LISTENS TO THE KIND OF MUSIC YOU POST AND ENJOYS IT.
I'M JUST LISTENING - AS I WRITE - TO THIS COMPILATION AND IT'S GREAT, IN FACT I'M CARRIED AWAY TRACK AFTER TRACK.
YOUR COLLECTIONS ARE SO GOOD THAT I WOULD BUY THEM IF THEY WERE ON THE MARKET.
SO LET ME SAY - FOR ONCE - A SIMPLE THANKS!

TH.D. - THE GREEK CONNECTION

Simon666 said...

hey flyra, glad you're enjoying it, thanks for leaving a comment :)

zooanimaluprising said...

amazing blog, peace from beijing. keep spreading that amazing music worldwide!

Rob said...

loving it...

klf said...

Hi, Simon - thanks a lot . . . I really love your theme-based compilations - they're a real learning experience, for me, plus just fun to listen to, of course. Take care!

baf said...

super dankjewel

cboogie said...

Incredible as always! You gave me a great mellow Sunday morning soundtrack! Thank You!

flageolette said...

Fantastic compilation!
Very nice,
Thanks m8

Cheers,

alphabet said...

you've somehow managed to outdo yourself with this one.
Thanks a bunch!!!!

Jazzjet said...

Another great compilation. I don't listen to a lot of library music but when I do I always mean to check it out further.
Alan Tew did the soundtrack to a great UK TV serial titled 'The Hanged Man' in 1975 and some of the music was used in 'The Two Ronnies' comedy series a few years later. Worth trying to get hold of the original.
Many thanks.

Anonymous said...

first time/long time. can't wait to check it. awesome work, I've been reading/listening for a year +.

Simon666 said...

Hi jazzjet -
Yeah that's a great soundtrack - I've got a re-release CD from 1998. Pulled it out again for a listen and realised that four of the tracks are the same as four of the tracks here, just under other names ...

Robert said...

awesome Simon,thank you!!
Your blog is one the best out there:)

Jamieb64 said...

More magic thanks so much .

Art Simon said...

Thanks Simon! A consistently engaging listen, and all new to me. I'm guessing, some of the artists are Australian? Very Cool!

I actually got to visit your part of the world last month. My family and I rented a campervan and drove from Brisbane to Cape Tribulation and back. It was a really great trip, and if it's not too indulgent, here's a link to some photos:
http://mrsimon.yvod.com/Australia2010/

Thanks for keeping life in blogland interesting. It's greatly appreciated.

-Art

Simon666 said...

Thanks Robbie, Jamie and Art for your comments, glad you enjoyed it ...

Art, great pix! I've actually never been north of Brisbane, believe it or not .... too many crocodiles for this city boy :)

Also majorly impressed that you have a son called Coltrane :)

Anonymous said...

Simon, your blog is wonderful! I loved the new compilation. I would recommend to listen to it while cooking. To my surprise I discovered it was the perfect combination with a glass of chilled Chablis. Thanks again for the wonderful music. Oh, the two previous compilations were fantastic as well!
Kermit

Simon666 said...

Happy to encourage drinking Kermit :)

Simon666 said...

For those who enjoyed the Alan Tew tracks here, I've now posted the full soundtrack of "The Hanged Man" (1975) here

Ian Van Groove said...

"All killer, no filler" to coin a cliche but this is about as good as any library comp can get, only better. Transcendentally speaking!

Niall said...

Many Thanks for this wonderful music and the Alan Tew set,mighty fine sounds,just what the summer deserves as a fine soundtrack to lazy days !1

Cheers Niall

nlgbbbblth said...

An outstanding comp Simon - the sort of thing I'd buy if it was commercially released. Nice one, Paul

the jazzstronaut said...

Great compilation Simon, many thanks.

Anonymous said...

Great stuff as usual! Thanks!

tboy34 said...

I want to thank you for the wonderful Chillout CD. I'm about to move to another state, and I will be taking this on the drive. I'm a new regular on your site. Your site is full of GOOD Music that is work while. Not the crap that is being played on today's radio. Thank you for being the voice of REAL Music!!

Anonymous said...

Another Greek Connection !!!

Very Cool Blog ! Thanks for The Music, so nice music!!

Chris

James Auburn said...

As a fellow Rhodes fanatic, library LP fan, and follower of yours for quite a while now - please keep it up!

Unda said...

Simon your too good to us. Serious. This blog is one of my favorite. You post too many gems. Your very much appreciated! I'm in Toronto right now and plan on blasting this all day!

AlexD said...

Hey, just when I THINK I have a great Jazz vocabulary, you go and change the language. I enjoy your blog immensely. Keep up the good work.

Alex

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon

This is a totally brilliant compilation.

Your fantastic knowledge,music collection & the effort you put in to your Blog to share with everyone is really appreciated.

I luv it all especially the tracks with vocalese as well.

So so funky & mellow at the same time...

You keep em coming please!!

Thank you.

Jazz Obsessive

Miles said...

this looks like a keeper, simon. i miss your regular posts, but we all get distracted from time to time, involuntarily, or otherwise. hope you're well.

Anonymous said...

simply geaaaaat !
This compil is near the top that you can find in this genre.
Thanks

wonderful

Anonymous said...

wow

Dontsendimdaahn said...

Nice share. Thanks again

Anonymous said...

THanks so much for all the tasty groove.
Paul Starkey

RedBaronSIU said...

Simon.....Like others...been listening for a long time; never wrote! Many apologizes----'cause you are the best!

Man, you spoil us with compilations that would easily enrich you on the open market----luv that about you, man!

Keep up the good work, cuz its obvious that you are about....the craft!!

DannyP said...

This is great thanks. I'm a big fan ogf Alan Hawkshaw's stuff, in fact do you have a track he did called 'Beach Journey'? It would be great if you could post it.

Simon666 said...

Thanks for all the comments guys :)

DannyP, you can get that track on DJ Mitsu's rhodes comp "28 Roses" :

http://dreamtimemix.blogspot.com/2007/11/dj-mitsu-beats-28-roses-another-roses.html

vesper said...

Might be my soundtrack of the summer (or what's left of it!)

Simon666 said...

hey vesper :)
Struggling through winter here so will have to get back to you on that :)

taro nombei said...

Finally giving this fine mix the air time it deserves.
Perfect for a balmy-humid summer day/evening...
Love that ed motta followed by marcos valle, yes.
many thanks for this Simon!

taro nombei said...

oops that was supposed to go in the comments for the brazil rhodes mix.
well it's the thought that counts...

Anonymous said...

oh yes! Thank you!!

gooby

Anonymous said...

ok i checked it..wow...again..this comp is the bomb!!..thanx again for this.gooby

Anonymous said...

south germany is in the house and totally digging your compilation.

Simon666 said...

Vielen Dank an S├╝ddeutschland :)

Sun Zoo said...

I know I'm late to the party on this one but just had to show love for the quality postage...thanks for sharing.

Amacord said...

once again a fine compilation, thx for the great work :)

ashknuckles said...

Thank You!

GuitarGus said...

Just got round to this

It's the music that should be played in the elevator of the Museum of Fine Arts

Really enjoyed this - It made me smile

Thanks Simon666

Anonymous said...

Excellent as always thx

Anonymous said...

Awesome site, awesome tracks-freaking out here! Thanks!

Bill said...

I too, have been a frequent visitor here and have never left a comment. I really apologize for that, and I really appreciate all the work and dedication that goes into these posts. The Rhodes comps are fantastic!

Anonymous said...

hey simon666,

your blog is just great,
very very very good compilation.

Thank you very much.

JoJo

Anonymous said...

This music made my night. This compilation captures the sound I'm often hunting for, with one great example after another. A real treasure.

Anonymous said...

Hi Simon - love them all really great work! THanks!

I seem to be missing comps no.s 1 & 2 - are they on these pages? Sorry if you have pointed this out already

Borja said...

Hey man,
very cool selection... to get all these tracks in one place, on one compilation... wow!

B.

Zingo. said...

Fantastic. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

It's true, one can never have enough Rhodes (or funky jazz flute). Some of these tracks are good kitschy fun but others are unironically mindblowingly awesome. Thanks!

morghini said...

Hi Simon - wonderful compilation - many thanks & my favourite of the series.

One question - which album does Alan Tew's "the fence (version a)" come from? I'd love to buy it or get a lossless rip of it if its OOP. Any advice appreciated! :)

Simon666 said...

Hi Morghini -
"The Fence" comes from the library album "Drama Suite Vol 2" on Themes International Music (TIM 1025)

http://jazz1979.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/alan-tew-drama-suite-vol-1-and-2-1976/

Pretty sure there hasn't been a full album re-release; but they seem to be selling MP3s on iTunes, so not 100 % sure .....

morghini said...

Cheers for the info - that's great

all the best

Paul said...

Simon, you might not realize it unless you're old enough, but cruisin around in the early 70's in my 1970 Caddy with this stuff playin on a summer night in Chicago... there was absolutely no better soundtrack. Thanks to you, I'm listening, and I'm THERE.

Ms.BeatJunkie!!! said...

One of my fav blogs...the education here is awesome. I dont think I'll ever graduate from NER University lol...to much to learn

Thad said...

Very nice compilation! I drove around the city today pretending I was in a 70s cop show!

Anonymous said...

Your Blg is for me a great DISCOVERY!
I'm always looking for the Rhodes, and now i found it!
Thanx for sharing.

Igor said...

Great music, amazing blog! Greetings from Russia! :) Rhodes is never enough exactly!

jcmoss33 said...

Thanks for all of your hard work on this one!!! PEace and GOD BLESS

Budd said...

Spot on!

Anonymous said...

really thanks very inspired with the sounds ur posting ! thanks .

Anonymous said...

Thanks, you have shown me some new musical territories.

Cat Scratch said...

Hey. just wanted to say thanks for a great selection of tunes that would have otherwise completely passed me by. Wicked stuff!

Obsidian Blue said...

This site continues to drop constant gems. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Your compilations are awesome, the selections you made are exceptional. And if this wasn't enough, your creative high-quality artwork is just beautiful (and sometimes humorous :-)! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

One of the greatest music blogs ever found by me! Respect from Russia!

Waiting very much for the next Compilations!

Michel said...

grazie mille, sei un grande!!!

Anonymous said...

well, i love your blog mr. never enough, always worth a visit and as for this library comp there's certainly a coupla joints that i wasn't aware of, keep keeping on.....


much love

doctor zoots

Frank said...

Thanks for this great compilation!

Greets from Germany
Frank

tboy34 said...

I want to thank you for such a wonderful Compilation. This is so "chillout" I adore this kind of stuff. Thank you for taking the time to put this together. It's much appreciated.

Simon666 said...

You're welcome tboy, thanks to all for comments :)

Black Moses said...

great work, Simon, as always. Was surprised to see no Umiliani on here though...but i'm definitely digging this..1

sitarswami said...

This my favorite of all your comps. Undergroove & Black Light are fantastic. A long belated thanks to you for turning me on to the el. piano.

south said...

Been enjoying this one since you put it up. At work all the record heads always look up at some of the heavy joints jams and classic key changes when they drop. 5 ways and north bondi kicking it to the never enough Rhodes tip - i should print your address on a card to save my hand.

Anonymous said...

Thank You. One of your best compilations, alongside the ones that are comprised of brazilian songs.

Simon666 said...

@ Black Moses - definitely some Umiliani on the next comp :)
@ south - glad you're enjoying it, greetings from Surry Hills :)
@ Anonymous - you're welcome

doommega said...

this is some powerful stuff i am glad u can find stuff that make u think out the box! keep it up!

Marco G. said...

Nice!! Thanks a lot, this is a real solid compilation

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot.

yannis said...

Just amazing !

Musicfreak said...

Wow, this is just terrific. After looking for Fender Rhodes music (JUST Fender Rhodes music) for a while now, I stumbled over your blog and am loving the Rhodes collections! Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

Bigmyke said...

Man I cant Wait!! Thanks

J Reid said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work.

The Evildoers said...

Thank you for this gem!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thats Great!!Good Job love your blog...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this mix! I found you from a funny interview: Nardwuar, the Canadian Interviewer was interviewing Tyler from Odd Future and surprised him with some old vinyl. Tyler lost his mind cause they were great old records. One of them was Alan Tew - i did a search for him and came upon the blog. Thanks for these links!

Anonymous said...

Tip top, tip tip top !

The Wall of Sound said...

Hey Simon, you got a cool blog here. Saw a Boy Katindig post and gotta say I like what you did. I'm from Manila as well. I'm watching him for the first time tonight at his own bar in our town (as he is based in the States now!)! He calls it "Where Jazz Lives". Let me know if you wanna have a ripped copy of his other album from the same era. One of his songs in that LP is a Paulhino Da Costa composition.

Peace out keep spreading the love!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for putting together all these great NER compilations! sets new standards for what is called "all killer - no filler"!
I couldn't imagine, that this will work with only so few material of great Rhodes players such as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Patrice Rushen, Crusader Joe Sample or Azymuth's Jose Bertrami - just my personal top 5 - but it just shows, how many wonderful music there actually is! wow! fantastic! thanks again!

upkerry14 said...

Wow, I have to say I am really enjoying this compilation! I don't know much about this music. Much of it sounds like soundtracks. Great stuff! I'm just learning about this music and these musicians. Is there any chance you could post the albums these are from once in awhile? I only downloaded this compilation as it was megaupload. I can't use the other file hosting services.
I know blogging can be a thankless job as few do leave comments but I really enjoyed this compilation and am now going to search out more information on this genre. I know next to nothing about it but I love it! Thank you so much! Bill

BootsTheBeatDigga said...

You are the sampling artist's muse, enough said

Anonymous said...

Very nice post. Thanks

kapalbhati said...

Simon, thanks a lot for this compilation. I'm jazz-funk hunter and your place is one of my favourite music blogs on the net. Thank you for the new names.

chamo said...

thx 1000 for your time love you put in all this detailed and precise work...

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanks for the soundtracks and library tracks. Big thanks

www.takingmadshots.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Whenever I'd listen to some music that had a warm, chill instrument playing, I could only make vague assumptions of what was making those sounds. After searching for some time, I stumbled onto a song featuring the same instrument loved but didn't know. The title was simply called "Fender Rhodes". I recognized the sound immediately. So now my on-and-off (mostly off) has led me here to your blog. I realize this comment may be too late, but thank you for sharing this great music with us. Best of luck to you.

Simon666 said...

Wow 107 comments ... thanks for stopping by guys, glad you're enjoying this compilation :)

Simon666 said...

The sequel is out!

LIBRARY RHODES 2

http://neverenoughrhodes.blogspot.com/2011/12/various-library-rhodes-2-comp-15.html

Anonymous said...

Man, I listened to the first sample - Duncan Lamont "The apartment" (mentioning the sweeney did it) and thought what!!!! I hope this comp is still up.

Many Many thanks for the work man - loving it - (this is Library Music?? - who knew - hope your other comps are still up.

MANY MANY THANKS AGAIN

Tennesseefred said...

Groovy! Thank you

Ricky Fry said...

Thanks for all this! I love Vol2, and it looks like Vol. 1 is not available. Is there a newer link to get Vol.1? Cheers.

Simon666 said...

Hi Ricky Fry - the rapidshare link is active.

Anonymous said...

Cause my colleague from the deep, muddy south of Germany already greeted you, I can't stand back: I found your blog a few years ago and just love it. As a big Rhodes fan, I have all your compilations on my ... uh ... what's "Festplatte" on English? o_O

Great work!

Many greetings from the mighty north of Germoney! :D

Simon666 said...

Glad you're enjoying it 'anonymous' :)

Auf Englisch "Festplatte" transliert als "hard drive" :)

Anonymous said...

amazing blog! I feel like i just found a lost treasure! could you re-up this? the link is dead. thanks and don't stop!
Peace from Belgium

Simon666 said...

Hi anonymous, glad you're enjoying the blog. The Rapidshare link in the first comment is working fine.

Anonymous said...

Really good stuff... thanks!

Nattu said...

Great blog. I found your blog while looking for Alan Tew music. This compilation sounds amazing. How can I get it?

ncoleman@ucla.edu

edu said...

simon, it's the year 2013 and you keep up the good work! the prove of it is that we keep returning to your blog for amazing mind blowing tunes, keep it up buddy, you're doing an excellent job!!
many thanks

Anonymous said...

Wow, this album will become one of my favorite for sure. I've never listened to soul, jazz etc. before discovering your blog. This is now the third album I get, this music is changing my life, thanks to you.

Anonymous said...

You are Blogger royalty no other way to put.. Withstanding server company shakedowns, your posts still deliver. I was disheartened (and honestly a bit musically depressed) by many of the blogspots that died. I LOVE library. can't stop listening. and this hits the spot. Keep doing it simon.

Thanks


A fan, E.W.

Simon666 said...

Thanks for the nice comments guys.

Andrew Hughes said...

Hey man love this blog so much stuff to learn! Waited up all night to get this comp but for some reason cant unzip. Tried stuffit and archive utility...any one have any advice as Im REALLY keen to check it out! Thanks in advance.

Simon666 said...

Hey Andrew -
Really not sure what to suggest - a couple of thousand people haven't had a problem with the file, so it's either your computer or something corrupted in the download - so I'd suggest downloading it again? Sorry, really can't think of anything else ....

Anonymous said...

DL links won't work these days, help a brother's ears out, thank you all!

-mike

Simon666 said...

New link in the post