Friday, August 19, 2011


Track 1 - Whispers / Cath Baxter
Track 2 - Indianapolis 2 / Irving Martin & Brian Dee
Track 3 - Deadline Destination / Irving Martin & Brian Dee
Track 4 - Five Plus Four / Al Newman
Track 5 - Psychedelic Portrait / Jean-Claude Petit
Track 6 - Rhythm Maker / Johnny Hawksworth
Track 7 - Afro-Beat, Afro-Syn / Nino Nardini
Track 8 - The Race Machine / The Mark Duval Big Band
Track 9 - Green Water / Jack Dievel et Le Paris Jazz Quartet
Track 10 - Casing / Les Prospection
Track 11 - Erotica 1 / Malasek & Basant
Track 12 - Following You / Pierre Dutour
Track 13 - Ibhadi (Small Deer) / Glenn Keiles
Track 14 - Poivre, Piments Et Pin-Up / Paul Pinot & Paul Guiot
Track 15 - Crazy Fiddles / Eddie Warner
Track 16 - Discovery / Brian Bennett
Track 17 - Safari Park / Roger Roger
Track 18 - Rainbow Bridge / Paul Dupont & His Orchestra
Track 19 - Misty Canyon / Sven Libek
Track 20 - Blockbuster / Keith Mansfield
Track 21 - Exotica / Ole Jensen & His Music

The best of the three volumes in my opinion, "Music For Dancefloors - The Cream Of The Chappell Music Library Sessions" starts off with the strange and mysterious "Whispers" before launching into "Indianapolis 2" which is a high octane number heavy on the funk. Meanwhile "Five Plus Four" and "The Race Machine" are both more in the realm of jazz funk and Nino Nardini's "Afro-Beat, Afro-Syn" is a percussion heavy oddity which isn't really to my liking.

Heading into the second half of the album there are some real gems such as "Green Water", "Following You" and "Ibhadi (Small Deer)". It just gets better though...Brian Bennett's classic "Discovery" would be the perfect soundtrack to underwater exploration, "Crazy Fiddles" by the always crazy Eddie Warner is sensational, "Safari Park" by legendary library composer Roger Roger has a nice restrained progression and I have previously stated my love for "Misty Canyon" by Sven Libek. If you can't find a bunch of tracks that appeal to you on this record then you simply aren't trying hard enough. It's a Funky Frolic essential listen!

P.S - Keep listening after "Exotica" for a secret hidden track...


Joel kemp said...

Discovery+safari park are no joke.The whole LP is stellar,but those two really blew my mind!Thanks again!

Exo said...

Hi Mr. Craig,
Your whole blog is the Cream of The Cream!
Thanks for posting those beauties!