Soul Jazz Records Presents: Inner City Beat! (CD)


Various Artists

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Amoeba Review

03/10/2014

Soul Jazz ups the ante with this incredible compilation of British library and production music all geared towards a vague "detective," "spy," and "thriller" theme. If you're not aware of the world this music comes from, studio musicians could make some sort of living recording albums of themed or otherwise specifically-mooded music for use by television, film, and radio boradcast. A score in a can, if you will. These records often presented a fun challenge for excellent professional musicians and the music doesn't sound canned at all but full of funk and menace. The cuts here are generally of the break-y/groove-y variety with slatherings of nasty fuzz and saucy Morricone, occasionally falling into tense soul-jazz vamps a la Hawaii Five-O. As an added bonus, the package includes a gritty black and white graphic novel from the elusive Mark "Badly" Antringham. Recommended.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Sparks [1974]
Peter Reno , Barry Stoller 02:20
2.
Danger Musicians At Work [1967]
Syd Dale 01:55
3.
Transit [1975]
Clive Hicks 01:38
4.
Theme From New Scotland Yard [1974]
Norrie Paramor 02:39
5.
Funky Chimes [1975]
Francis Coppieters 03:14
6.
Gotta Getaway [1973]
Dave Richmond 02:51
7.
Heavy Lead [1975]
Dave Richmond 01:44
8.
Ode To A Stone [1967]
Reg Tilsley 02:31
9.
Fuel Injection [1972]
Ernest Copley 02:42
10.
On A Bicycle Made For Three [1972]
Brass Incorporated 02:59
11.
The Ratcatchers [1967]
Tilsley Orchestral 01:56
12.
Dynamic Patterns [1972]
Ernest Copley 02:32
13.
Men Of Action [1967]
David Lindup 01:43
14.
Come One, Come All [1972]
Brass Incorporated 02:44
15.
Cross Talk [1975]
Francis Coppieters 03:23
16.
High Diplomacy [1971]
International Studio Orchestra 02:25
17.
The Hell Raisers [1968]
Syd Dale 02:17
18.
Product Efficiency [1970]
Johnny Pearson 03:36
19.
Conveyor Belt [1972]
Johnny Hawksworth 01:36
20.
Police Five [1971]
International Studio Orchestra 01:16
21.
Grand Prix [1967]
Johnny Pearson 03:15
22.
Superformance [1971]
David Lindup 02:16
23.
Crossflow [1973]
Ernest Copley 02:11
24.
Workshop [1972]
Johnny Hawksworth 01:08

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