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    A visit to the gims of course means settling down with an evening of 'make-over' primetime telly...ooof! but, about half way through 'how to garden' with little alan titchmarsh, there was an utterly storming Hammond version of 'Mrs Robinson' on in the background...bloody ####!!! who is that by??? must find out!!!! its a long shot, but was anyone else tuning in who recognised it??? Gardening shows really are where the tunes are at on telly these days-whoever selects their music needs a medal!!!

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    Chris, all the BBC progs have music listings on their sites:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/htbg2...ogramme5.shtml

    So it was The James Taylor Quartet.

    manzo
    Don't call it a comeback... H, N, and the number 7.
    Ok, it's a bit of a comeback, I suppose...

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    • #3
      I was watching 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' on BBC4 last week, and there was a tune on there (used as backing to a porn movie) which sounded top notch. I don't suppose anybody else caught the programme and knows what it is eh ?

      Matt Hero

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      • #4
        JTQ eh? they must be a more exciting proposition than i had them down as...an old friend of mine always used to play me the Prisoners LP's and they were not bad at all...

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        • #5
          a lot of jtq's funkiest stuff came out on a few library CDs (yuck) through the Bruton label... most of the guys from jtq also did solo stuff for bruton or played on their funk comps (there's certainly a 'deep funk' library on Bruton with Gary Crockett and James Taylor anyway)
          http://www.blaxploitation.com
          Chops for show, groove for dough.

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          • #6
            I saw JTQ quite a few times during the acid jazz days and they were great live. They're records are hit and miss but there's some great stuff on there. They also did a tune on one of the early acid jazz comps under an Amnerican pseudonym which, if memory serves, was the New Jersey Kings. They were also the house band on Jonathan Ross's Last Resort (or somesuch similar late night show).
            http://www.djhistory.com

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            • #7
              couldn't agree more. one of the best gigs i've ever seen was JTQ with a pre-vocalist, big version of Brand New Heavies and a hip-hop outfit called Outlaw Posse back in 89 or 90 at Staffordshire Poly. it was smoking! brand new heavies back then were awesome, and JTQ were on top funky form too.

              like ladyboy says, the JTQ LPs are very hit and miss. the most consistent album is the excellent 'Get Organized' (which James has since pretty much disowned since its direction was pushed by Polydor who hired a load of top British session jazzers to play on it). also check the funky 'live' album 'Absolute'. there are also some top tracks by them on the bargain-basement 'This Is Acid Jazz' and 'Freedom Principle' compilations that include tracks that never came out elsewhere. Both recommended.
              http://www.blaxploitation.com
              Chops for show, groove for dough.

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              • #8
                The new jtq stuff is very very good. I'll dig them out and bring them down tonight.
                www.thesoundlibrary.net <- Changed URL

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                • #9
                  Strangely enough i was tracking a JTQ record yesterday with a view to chucking it - ended up listening to the whole LP/EP - and it has the above mentioned &quot;Mrs Robinson&quot; and the whole thing F#ckin' ROCKS !

                  The James Taylor Quartet - &quot;Mission Impossible&quot; (Re elect the President records) No date ?

                  Tracks -

                  Blow up (this is large ! incredibly real 60's sound)
                  Mission Impossible
                  Goldfinger
                  The Cat (Superb!)
                  Mrs Robinson (A la Small Faces !)
                  Alfie
                  The Stooge (great again)

                  It's gone swiftly into my fresh box
                  SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by [b
                    Quote[/b] ]Quote: from ladyboygrimsby on 2:30 pm on Mar. 10, 2003
                    I saw JTQ quite a few times during the acid jazz days and they were great live. They're records are hit and miss but there's some great stuff on there. They also did a tune on one of the early acid jazz comps under an Amnerican pseudonym which, if memory serves, was the New Jersey Kings. They were also the house band on Jonathan Ross's Last Resort (or somesuch similar late night show).
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                    Heard a couple of CDs by New Jersey Kings years ago - on the Acid Jazz label, I think. They appeared around the same as BGP were reissuing all sorts of good stuff &amp; were packaged like 70s crossover funk albums with cartoony covers (one looked a bit likes Miles' 'On The Corner', the other had a space rocket on it, but I don't remember the titles) &amp; I seem to remember they had faked sleevenotes explaining the 'history' of the NJKs... Don't have them to hand anymore (acid jazz wore a bit thin back in the day - all those wooly hats &amp; goatees! - &amp; I'm only listening to stuff again now, really). I always assumed it was an attempt to pass them off as originals 'rediscovered' when actually it was a new band, but never knew who was behind them...
                    a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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                    • #11
                      Yeah, i seem to remember it was a tale of reel to reel tapes being found in some basement ...... It was definately JTQ or the Brand new heavies covered up, just can't remember which.
                      SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

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                      • #12
                        </span>
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] ]Quote: from TOWNY on 4:11 pm on Mar. 10, 2003
                        Yeah, i seem to remember it was a tale of reel to reel tapes being found in some basement ...... It was definately JTQ or the Brand new heavies covered up, just can't remember which.
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                        It was JTQ and it they went under the name of the New Jersey Queens (not the New Jersey Kings as stated in earlier posts). Their big hit 'Party &amp; Don't Worry About It' even went as far as being sampled by The Cookie Crew for 'Pick Up On This' before it was revealed that it wasn't a dusty old funk 45.

                        Colin
                        http://www.myspace.com/colinmillar

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                        • #13
                          </span>
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] ]Quote: from Colin Hero on 4:35 pm on Mar. 10, 2003
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                          It was JTQ and it they went under the name of the New Jersey Queens (not the New Jersey Kings as stated in earlier posts).
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                          Befoe anyone corrects me I'll do it myself. JTQ did go under the name of The New Jersey Kings as well as the name The New Jersey Queens. Why, other than to confuse me, I don't know.

                          Colin
                          http://www.myspace.com/colinmillar

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                          • #14
                            </span>
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] ]Why, other than to confuse me, I don't know.
                            <span =''>So that Paul'd buy their record twice... :biggrin:

                            I saw them live a good few years ago at the Rhythm Factory and they were scorching, to second everyone else.
                            You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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                            • #15
                              </span>
                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] ]Quote: from Colin Hero on 4:35 pm on Mar. 10, 2003
                              </span>
                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] ]Quote: from TOWNY on 4:11 pm on Mar. 10, 2003
                              Yeah, i seem to remember it was a tale of reel to reel tapes being found in some basement ...... It was definately JTQ or the Brand new heavies covered up, just can't remember which.
                              <span =''>

                              It was JTQ and it they went under the name of the New Jersey Queens (not the New Jersey Kings as stated in earlier posts). Their big hit 'Party &amp; Don't Worry About It' even went as far as being sampled by The Cookie Crew for 'Pick Up On This' before it was revealed that it wasn't a dusty old funk 45.

                              Colin
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                              whoops.  

                              New Jersey QUEENS was/is actually an original 70s funk 45- produced by Bird Rollins on the Magnet label(Party..Don't Worry pts 1&amp;2)

                              (incidently there's one for sale on the Deepfunk record market)

                              - it DID crop up on an Acid Jazz - comp LP though.

                              ...then JTQ started dropping tracks under the New Jersey KINGS monicker - as a sort of &quot;not our real name&quot; nod towards the OG 45 and probably a contract thing to release other stuff, on other labels -i.e. Acid Jazz/Polydor etc.

                              The NJK first track I remember was a version of Melvin Sparks' &quot;All Wrapped Up&quot;



                              ...&quot;Hey Funky Granny - am I getting paid for this?&quot;

                              (Edited by Si Cheeba at 5:17 pm on Mar. 10, 2003)

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