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  • Rich Hero
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    Quote[/b] (La-Soul-Fiend @ Feb. 04 2004,11:39)]Listen in Crouch End will get you this from the states for much less than you'd pay in any other store and mad fast delivery too!
    Thought they were closing down? I've been after that for a while but, being a snob of limited means, I've resigned myself to going for the Paramount press rather than the Vertigo (or the reissue - oh, the horror!!&#33. And what do Intoxica want for 'Open Music'? In my opinion 'Patent Pending' is a miles better album...

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  • La-Soul-Fiend
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    Rich, I'm currently sitting on Bob's Deep Down Heavy. Open Music is a weird one, they always have that in Intoxica but it's OTT price just makes me laugh! Still, bring them Monday and we'll their discuss merits!


    I recently scored the Johnny Almond on Deram after waiting a mini bronze age, [well from last august when I first caught it around a friends house] and it rocks! Love this shit! But I need that Johnny Almond 45 like medicine!


    Affinity MUST be included here surely, just perfect proggy Jazz Rock whateveryouwannacallit, it sounds beautiful to my ears.
    Top, top drawer stuff, but leave the OG and go to the recently issued Akarma, one very interesting label.

    Listen in Crouch End will get you this from the states for much less than you'd pay in any other store and mad fast delivery too!

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  • Rich Hero
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    Oh, and has anyone ever seen an 'Open Music' without the sticker tear on the cover? And does anyone know what the other Bob Downes LP's are like (I think there's two or three more, on small labels, from around the same time)?

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  • Rich Hero
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (La-Soul-Fiend @ Feb. 04 2004,10:54)]Sermad, what's the better Bob Downes joint IYO, I see his "Electric City" on Vertigo all the time but it's the one with Heavy in the title that interests me the most.
    (Wearing my best lego hair)... 'Electric City' on Vertigo is pretty good ('Keep Of The Grass' is my favourite track) and normally goes for between £30 and £40.

    'Deep Down Heavy' on MFP sounds like it was recorded at a similar time but is a lot rougher, with various interlude style tracks recorded out in the streets. It should cost you less than a tenner. I actually prefer it to open music (especially the version of 'Don't Let Tomorrow Get You Down' which is a little too polished on 'Open Music'. The credits include two (three?) drummers and it occasionally sounds like they're all playing at once.     But if I bring 'em both to Brillo you can decide for yourself...

    And a list of jazzrockers can't pass without mention of Johnny Almond. He's shit and anyone who nabs a copy of the 'Solar Level' 45 should pass it to me to save their ears.  

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  • Seventies Kid
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    Quote[/b] (sermad @ Feb. 04 2004,10:17)]Does anyone know the 'Jazz, Rock Experience' lp on deram.

    My fave 'jazz-rockers' would be Ian Carr, Battered Ornaments and Bob Downes!
    My favourite Jazz-Rockers include Mike Gibbs, Alan Hawkshaw, Dave Gold, John Dankworth, Bernard Lubat and John Cameron, all having written some great examples of this style of music.

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  • La-Soul-Fiend
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sermad @ Feb. 04 2004,10:17)]Does anyone know the 'Jazz, Rock Experience' lp on deram.

    My fave 'jazz-rockers' would be Ian Carr, Battered Ornaments and Bob Downes!
    I saw this one twice now at my local charity, it's got JRE in big letters on the cover right? Passed it up tho'. Then again, thiswas a few years back and now I'd be on it.

    Sermad, what's the better Bob Downes joint IYO, I see his "Electric City" on Vertigo all the time but it's the one with Heavy in the title that interests me the most.

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  • sermad
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    Does anyone know the 'Jazz, Rock Experience' lp on deram.

    My fave 'jazz-rockers' would be Ian Carr, Battered Ornaments and Bob Downes!

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  • soundsville
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    Quote[/b] (Benicio Del Toffo @ Jan. 31 2004,19:23)]Their theory was that songs that had 'funky' in the title were anything but
    I agree totally. It goes the same with anything that has "a-go go" in the title. First thing coming to mind is the James Last albums. Ain't nothing "a go go" bout these lps.

    David

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  • La-Soul-Fiend
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sermad @ Jan. 31 2004,17:59)]It always amuses me when I find library tracks with 'funky' in the title. 9 times out of 10 then couldnt have less 'funk'!!
    And those tracks with the funk in force are frequently called Rock Beat, Rock 'n' Schlock and Click Clock Rock. Actually, I just made them up but they're pretty damn close!

    It isn't supposed to make sense outside the library studio, right?

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  • pokester
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    Record styles is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.

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  • theeman
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    Quote[/b] (Palmer_Eldrich @ Jan. 31 2004,18:47)]Well anything that had a fairly thunping 4/4 beat was considered to be the 'rock' beat. Look at all those Jazz lp's where the one 'funky' track is written up as the 'rock beat' track...
    agreed. jazz-rock tended to be jazz musicians playing 'music of jazz origin' using electric (ie. rock) instruments and usually played in common time - like mr eldrich says, 4/4.

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  • Benicio Del Toffo
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]It always amuses me when I find library tracks with 'funky' in the title. 9 times out of 10 then couldnt have less 'funk'!!
    I remember in the hazy past, an article that I'm sure was in Grand Royal about digging. Their theory was that songs that had 'funky' in the title were anything but, however those that had 'freaky' in the title were nearly always the ones to grab.

    But the grooviest tunes on library nearly always label themselves as 'rock'.


    Benicio

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  • Palmer_Eldrich
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    Well anything that had a fairly thunping 4/4 beat was considered to be the 'rock' beat. Look at all those Jazz lp's where the one 'funky' track is written up as the 'rock beat' track...

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  • wooly
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    Originally posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (sermad @ Jan. 31 2004,17:59)]It always amuses me when I find library tracks with 'funky' in the title. 9 times out of 10 then couldnt have less 'funk'!!


    what are those two dewolfes, serm... ah! "funky toothpaste" and "funky spider" !

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  • sermad
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    Well I know for a fact that many of the library composers at the time were MASSIVELY influenced by Herbie Hancock. They were trying to emulate his sound and this just happened to be funky!

    But...Thats jazz rock!

    http://www.liraproductions.com/jazzr...ocs/albums.htm

    It always amuses me when I find library tracks with 'funky' in the title. 9 times out of 10 then couldnt have less 'funk'!!

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