A stunner of dramatic orchestrations from the earlyish part of the past millenium – bookended by a couple of the most mindblowingly influential pieces from the great Edgard Varese in the late 20s & early 30s – plus exceptional orchestrations by Carlos Chavez, Silvestre Revueltas, Oliver Messaen and LouHarrison. The compilation opens with Varese's triumphant 17+ minute, dramatic and exciting "Arcana" from 1927, conducted by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, and closes with his Varese's revelatory "Ionisation", conducted by Paul Price with the American Percussion society, opening with a cry as chilling as an emergency siren, and full of riveting percussion. Other pieces in this packed compilation of pioneering compositions is Carlos Chavez's "Toccata For Percussion" from 1942, "Sensemaya" by Silverstre Revueltas from 1937, Olivier Messiaen's "Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant Jesus" from '44, plus his "Preludes For Piano" from the late 20s, and LouHarrison's "Canticle No 3" from 1942. CD
Righteous churchy soul from Billy Preston – with all the cliches and flourishes that made him a hit with the kids back in the old days. George Harrison produced, and that aspect of the record is perhaps its strongest – as Preston come across in the heavy wall of sound mode used by The Beatles at the end of their career, and Harrison at the beginning of his. Titles include "Keep It To Yourself", "Hey Brother", "What About You?", "This Is It", and a two-part reading of "That's The Way God Planned It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a spot of tape on the spine, and WGN library letters on the back.)
Funky 16 Corners ... LP Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ....
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One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 19 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on a 100% legit basis! But even more than that, the selection of music is incredible – killer funky tunes of the sort that you'd shell out plenty for on 45, moving way past the standard loud funk mode, into a hip realm of jazz-tinged expression, complicated enough for today's beatheads, yet straightforward enough to keep the groove going! Titles include "Fish Head" by Slim & The Soulful Saints, "The Dump" by Soul Vibrations, "What About You" by Co Real Artists, "The Kick" by The Rhythm Machine, "Kashmere" by Kashmere Stage Band, "Tighten Up Tighter" by Billy Ball & The Upsetters, "Beautiful Day" by Spider Harrison, "Southside Funk" by Soul Seven, "In The Rain" by The Wooden Glass with Billy Wooten, and "Go To Work" by Revolution Compared To What. LP, Vinyl record album