Friday, December 23, 2011


Track 1 - Broad Highway / Basil Kirchin
Track 2 - Sun-Kissed Chicks / Jean-Jacques Debout
Track 3 - Spring Leitmotiv / Herve Roy
Track 4 - Flutes Ad Libitum / Raymond Guiot & Guy Pedersen
Track 5 - Delia's Psychadelian Waltz / Li de la Russe (Delia Derbyshire)
Track 6 - The Loner / Nick Harrison
Track 7 - Zapata / Luis Conti
Track 8 - Pop Bazaar / Jean-Jacques Debout
Track 9 - Suspense No.1 / P.A. Dahan & M. Camison
Track 10 - Wild Trumpets / Pierre Dutour
Track 11 - Kermesse Non Heroique / Guy Pedersen
Track 12 - Chantelle's Party / Yanko Nilovic
Track 13 - Bass In Love / Guy Pederson
Track 14 - Piano + Piano / P.A. Dahan & M. Camison
Track 15 - Super Carrousel /  P.A. Dahan & M. Camison
Track 16 - Synthetic Neutron / Sauveur Mallia
Track 17 - First Step (b) / Basil Kirchin & Roy Neave 

Several years ago Jonny Trunk put out an excellent book of library music cover art which also came with a very tasty compilation of rare library tracks. Long time Funky Frolicker Tex sent me a message that he'd bought the book but it arrived minus the bonus CD. They must have sold out or something. Whatever the reason, I just happen to have a digital copy of the collection so here it is for your listening pleasure...

Those of you familiar with Trunk's taste will know what to expect, it's a diverse set of music in the same mould as "The Super Sounds Of Bosworth". One track in particular that should be highlighted is the hypnotic afro / jazz rhythms of "Kermesse Non Heroique" by Guy Pedersen which clocks in at a truly epic 13 mins. 18 secs. Janko Nilovic also makes an appearence under the rather unimaginative alias of Yanko Nilovic along with Sauveur Mallia, Basil Kirchin, Delia Derbyshire and Pierre Dutour. With a line up like that it's no wonder this collection is a winner.


the jazzstronaut said...

Thanks Mr Craig.

Phil A. said...

I had to flip one of these songs...

Tex said...

Holy COW! I got a name-check from the boss!

THANK YOU, Mr.C! What with this album (to complete the book,) the Robert E. Howard fanzines from the 70s, and the Admiral FM/AM radio (with "Nine Transistors",) my Christmas is complete!

(oh, yahz)

Anonymous said...

When I grow up I wanna be Jonny Trunk.

I own this book - it's fantastic.

Thank you for the music.