Monday, August 15, 2011

MUSIC FOR DANCEFLOORS - THE CREAM OF THE BOSWORTH LIBRARY SESSIONS




Track 1 - Yellow Fever / Paolo Zavallone And His Orchestra
Track 2 - Papillon Rouge / Paolo Zavallone And His Orchestra
Track 3 - Two Wat Stretch / Toni Campo
Track 4 - Tropical Scene / Johnny Teupen
Track 5 - Big John / Paolo Zavallone And His Orchestra
Track 6 - Sparkling Music (Speedometer Mix) / Paolo Zavallone And His Orchestra
Track 7 - Mr. Buzz / Piet VanMeren & The Flying Dutchmen
Track 8 - High Spirits / Alberto Mayer
Track 9 - Percussion Monoton / Bob Downes
Track 10 - Crab Apple Jam / David Snell
Track 11 - Cat And Mouse / Summer Style
Track 12 - Chez Vous / Paolo Zavallone And His Orchestra
Track 13 - Fillet Of Soul / Geoff Bastow
Track 14 - No Exit / Daniele Prencipe & John G. Tyssen
Track 15 - Knitting / Wolfram Brunke & Gary Pacific Group
Track 16 - Modern Times / Midas Touch
Track 17 - Hula Rock / Lewis Howard
Track 18 - Indian Dream / Brian Green & Saul Nathan

Compared to the big players like KPM, Bruton and De Wolfe you can hardly find any albums from the Bosworth library on the internet ( one notable exception being the fantastic "Super Sounds Of Bosworth" comp ). This is a shame because the music contained within this collection is top shelf. Most of the tracks find a perfect meeting point between funk, jazz and rare groove with some excellent breakbeats adding further spice to the mix. There is some crossover with other library compilations but who really cares when the quality is so consistently high? The tracks by Paolo Zavallone And His Orchestra are superb, familiar names like Teupen, Bastow and Snell all shine and "Hula Rock" with its subterranean bassline is always an enjoyable listen. The key to the Music For Dancefloors series is that the compilers took a disparate range of music and put it together in a way that sounds organic and compelling. It's truly a must have.

On a side note I would like to give a huge thanks to those of you who have left me kind messages, especially in the last few days. It's great to know there are so many people enjoying the blog and your words continue to inspire me to move forward.

To Americo who asked if I will be posting any more Bruton records - I will be putting some more up in the coming days, weeks and months so you'll have to stay tuned. Funky Frolic out!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Master Of Frolicking Follies:

I AM SOOO HAPPY for this GOLDEN NUGGET...It reminds me
of those remote times when I was a teenager and cut this
"outros" on a tape-recorder just before the news from SWF3
in Baden-Baden - so 1979 -1982. This kind of "swank funk" or "jazzy grooves" began to become popular around 1975; with
the advent of "Silver Convention" and one genius of an arrangeur and composer here in Munich - one Giorgio Moroder. Suddenly "funky" was marketable and danceable.
Next came Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" - a distinguished
hip sequencer sound; licked by fat drum beats. Unsurpassed until today...Today ??? Yes; since 2000 I only
listen to J-POP; because the Japanese still love this wicked
kind of "happy sunshine space grooves" and YOU can hear
it even in contemporary "Idols" hits nowadays...but that is Japan; not Europe nor U.S. So - THANKS FUNKY MAN..YOU made my day !!!

Oracle said...

Thanking you in advance for what I hope to be an upgrade to these fine albums

steve hurley said...

thanks for all your shares