Sunday, June 20, 2010

Various - "Latin Rhodes 3" (comp #12)

"Contradanza" (excerpt)

"Chekere Son" (excerpt)

"Pajaro Africano" (excerpt)

"Angelica" (excerpt)

"Saoco" (excerpt)

"Canto de los flores" (excerpt)

Back to some electric piano love. It's been a long time since the last Rhodes compilation, so here's a banging collection of funky, jazzy, 70s latin tracks for your listening pleasure! This is also in celebration of the completion of the Mongo Santamaria discography. Anyway ... the tracklist is on the back cover above, check the previews, and hope you enjoy it.

Also available :

... or check out all 18 rhodes compilations
for more electric jazz, afro, latin, MPS and brazil ...

Friday, June 4, 2010

John Shakespeare Orchestra - "Number One Theme" (1969)


John Shakespeare Orchestra - "Number One Theme" b/w "Fade Out" (1969), arranged by Quincy Jones, promo for BEA airlines in the UK.

Spotted for $1 at the market around the corner a few weeks back, grabbed this 45 immediately for Crap Jazz Covers, then saw Quincy Jones' name. "Number One Theme" is full of his harpsichord lines, lush strings, hammond solo, "do do-do-dooo" vocals, speedy summertimes at 100 mph ..... and all the not-so-hidden meanings are explained on the back cover above.

 The B-Side "Fade Out" is the title theme from a TV episode of "ITV Saturday Night Theatre" starring Stanley Baker. Similar feel, instrumental with an energetic sax solo. Can't find a synopsis of the TV episode, but here's a pic :

Fade Out

People seem to want about 30 pounds for this single, so damn it, we'll give it away for free and throw in a free bikini wax, even for the guys above. Hope you enjoy it (the music, that is).

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