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New Beats InternationalLet Them Eat Bingo ... CD
Elektra/Collectors Choice, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A big one for Norman Cook – caught here in his post-Housemartins, pre-Fatboy Slim years – working here in a playful blend of beats and samples that really point the way towards his later chart fame to come! The tracks here have a simple elegance that might have sounded dated a few years after release, but which is now finally beginning to win us over again – a really basic use of musical elements to construct a beat-heavy tune – one that's decidedly poppy, given all the hooks and vocals in the album, but which is also kind of refreshing to hear these days, considering all the wrong directions such efforts took in later years! The straightforward Cook remix approach is in full effect here – with one key idea hung on each tune – but it's also an approach that works well when not to much is expected of it, as you'll hear on tracks that include "Dance To The Drummer's Beat", "Dub Be Good To Me", "Burundi Blues", "Blame It On The Bassline", "Tribute To King Tubby", and "Babies Makin Babies". CD
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New Whispers30th Anniversary Anthology ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1994. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A great compilation that traces the full career of The Whispers – with tracks that begin in their Soul Clock years, run through their days at Janus and Solar, and go all the way up to 1987! The range of material is great – with mellow sweet soul tunes, strident disco numbers, complicated modern soul tracks, and more wonderful styles that will show you the versatility of this incredible group as the years went by. There's a total of 32 tracks on the set – and titles include "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", "A Mother For My Children", "The Beat Goes On", "My Girl", "It's A Love Thing", "Can't Do Without Love", "Tonight", "Just Gets Better With Time", "Somebody Loves You", "Can't Help But Love You", "(Let's Go) All The Way", ("Olivia) Lost & Turned Out", "Bingo", "I Only Meant to Wet My Feet", and the incredible tribute to Donny Hathaway, "Song for Donny"! CD
(Out of print. One CD has a name written in marker.)