Tag: 1997

Record Collector: Back To Vinyl - Exclusive Blend Volume 2

Another trawl through the library music archives of the late 60s and early 70s. The perfect accompaniment to Monday nights in front of the box watching The Sweeney.

Amazon.co.uk Review Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volume 2

The second compilation from Blow Up, the top Swinging Sixties club night, features more groovy instrumentals from their dancefloor. Vol 2 takes the listener into the twilight zone of the unknown session man. These recordings return to the vaults of KPM, introducing the DeWolfe, Amphonic and Sylvester music libraries. The music on Vol 2 was recorded between 1968 and 1974 and was originally used by production companies for TV themes and incidental music. The tracks were rediscovered through visits to second-hand record stores and the libraries’ archives; many of them have been made available for the first time. Track listings include original descriptions from the original sleeves: “Wild Elephants”–‘Medium fast tempo, repetitive theme’; “Funky Fanfare”–‘Organ & rhythm section’

Mixmag Reviews: Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volume 2

Blow Up have always favoured dancefloor suss over smart-arse irony. 18 tracks of cool, punchy rarities from 1968-74 here, all funkier than the Bullitt theme on heat. Dance music for Get Carter fans..

Loaded Cheeky Recommends Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volume 2

More fantastic jazz oddities from decades ago which could suit an evening where corduroy and port are necessities, as are the statements “cool”, “honey” and “stoke my poke, baby”

Time Out Compilation Corner Blow Up Exclusive Blend Volume 2

Winningly cheeky, swinging listening, brimming with Hammond organs and the cheese-funk riffs, very much the kind of thing you might groove to in the psychedelic top-floor of London’s Blow Up club. More excellent stuff from the Blow Up label, and if you haven’t done so already, check out the fun-lovin’ club night every Saturday at the Wag [now moved to T2 Bar]. Anyway, this album is probably a packet of prawn cocktail Skips: a distinctive flavour of the past, not to everyone’s tastes, but boasting a pleasant melt-in-the-mouth quality.

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