Brilliant work from CCS – a jazz-rock big band led by UK blues rocker Alexis Korner, arranged by Brit easy maestro John
Cameron, and produced to full strength by the legendary Mickie Most! The group had a sound that was really great – with lots of fuzzy guitars up front in the mix, supported by a larger, fuller blend of horns, funky bass, and drums. The sound was a more rock-based take on styles that had been showing up on late 60s soundtracks and 70s sound library albums – but which is served up here with a more straightforward punch that makes for plenty of guitar-based funky moments. A few tracks get a bit bluesier – in keeping with Korner's heritage – but the whole set grooves pretty darn nicely – and this 2CD package features the entire RAK albums by the group – three album's worth of material, plus tracks from singles too! Titles include "Boom Boom", "Walking", "Dos Cantos", "Sunrise", "Living In The Past", "Black Dog", "Tap Turns On The Water", "Sixteen Tons", "If I Never Sing Another Song", "City", "This Is My Love", "Whole Lotta Rock & Roll", "Our Man In London", "Memphis", "Hurricane Coming", "Hang It On Me", and "Lola".