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A wealth of unusual music -- originally recorded for TV or film -- and often pretty darn funky too!


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Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
A trio of rare records from Janko Nilovic – all packaged together in one box set! First up is Pop Impressions – hardly pop at all – save, perhaps, for the fact that it's been sampled by a number of hip hoppers over the years – because the set's one of the greatest ever from ... CD
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De Wolfe (UK), Mid 70s. Very Good+
Rare sound library grooves from Roger Webb – with titles that include "Riviera", "Freeway", "Dream Boat", "Meet Mister Mee", "Free As Air", "Smoke Rings", "Incantation", and "Gentle Unisax". LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Cat (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
A great little set of grooves – and different than a lot of the other Italian comps we've stocked! This one features work from three sound library sources – Ivan Basilio/Alessandro Alessandroni, The Pawnshop (featuring Eraldo Volonte), and Joy Unlimited, a band who was known more for ... CD
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Pop Impressions
Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Nothing pop about this groovy little record – save, perhaps, for the fact that it's been sampled by a number of hip hoppers over the years – because the set's one of the greatest ever from the legendary Janko Nilovic – a real masterpiece of complex grooves and offbeat ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Super America
Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Not a record from America, but instead one of the standout gems from the legendary Montparnasse 2000 sound library series in the 70s – filled with funky grooves from the madman Janko Nilovic! The set's got Nilovic really working at his best – still quite jazzy at the core, but bringing ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Schema (Italy), Early 70s. Used
A legendary set of sound library grooves – and actually one of the first to kick off the genre! The package brings together rare tracks from the small Italian Octopus label – not nearly as well-known as De Wolfe, KPM, or other sound library giants – but an equally great source of ... CD
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Sound In Motion
Warner, 1973. Very Good
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BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A incredible and innovative batch of late 60s sound library grooves from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – short bits of forward-thinking electronic music! It's a compilation of material composed and recorded by John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire – and it's a pretty amazing set ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Trunk (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful work from the enigmatic Bruce Lacey – a character whose life and ideals are as compelling as his music! This package is really the first to ever do Lacey justice – and it brings together a rich range of electronic explorations and a few more acoustic improvisations ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Heritage (Belgium), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
If you can forgive the title of this one, you'll find it to be a very groovy record! The album's a killer batch of funky instrumentals ("black sound") recorded in Italy in 1972 by Augusto Martelli ("white people") – and it's got the groove and swing of some of the best ... LP, Vinyl record album
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2nd House, Late 70s. Sealed
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Seeburg, 1976. Near Mint-
Groovy 70s sounds from Seeburg – with a few nice sound library funk moments. LP, Vinyl record album
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Night Bird
Amphonic/Vocalion (UK), 1979. Used
Some of the sweetest sound library work we've ever heard from Keith Mansfield – the UK maestro who made some mighty great music back in the 70s! As you might guess from the sexy cover of the record, the album's got a distinctly clubby sort of feel – kind of a mix of funky jazz and ... CD
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Vadim (France), 1970s. Used
A full funky set of work from the legendary Janko Nilovic – one of the hippest sound library talents in 70s France, and a composer with a very unique sort of groove! There's a tremendous range of sounds here – all of them groovy – from American-styled soundtrack funk, to spare ... CD
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Trunk (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful work from the enigmatic Bruce Lacey – a character whose life and ideals are as compelling as his music! This package is really the first to ever do Lacey justice – and it brings together a rich range of electronic explorations and a few more acoustic improvisations ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Trunk (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Weird and wonderful work from the enigmatic Bruce Lacey – a character whose life and ideals are as compelling as his music! This package is really the first to ever do Lacey justice – and it brings together a rich range of electronic explorations and a few more acoustic improvisations ... CD
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Rediffusion/RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
If the supermarket still sounded this funky, they'd never have any trouble getting us to do the shopping – thanks to the wonderfully groovy sound library tunes served up on this CD! The collection's a great reminder of the days when Muzak could still sound plenty darn wonderful – an ... CD
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Q1
Quadriga/Sonorama (Germany), 1974. New Copy
Rare grooves from the tiny Quadriga sound library – an album that's split between European maestros Heinz Kiessling and Peter Jacques – but which is more than funky enough for two full records! Side one features great work from Kiessling – tunes that bubble along with a funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy CD & Book
A killer collection of sound library funk from the UK – a scene that served up some of the rarest grooves of the 70s! The music is every bit as funky as American work from the early 70s – like records from CTI, or blacksploitation soundtracks – but most of it was never issued on ... CD
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Style (with bonus CD)
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy
Sweet keyboards galore – a wonderful sound library set from the Italian scene of the 70s – filled with Fender Rhodes throughout! The tunes are a mix of funky and mellower numbers – but all sport these really great keyboard lines up top – always rhythmic, even when moving ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Standard/Public (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
A very unusual set of sound library tracks – one that moves past the obvious funk of other collections, and goes instead for a range of great spacey sounds – served up here in early 70s recordings that are heavy on analogue electronics and other sweet touches, which then inspire ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Style
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1974. New Copy
Sweet keyboards galore – a wonderful sound library set from the Italian scene of the 70s – filled with Fender Rhodes throughout! The tunes are a mix of funky and mellower numbers – but all sport these really great keyboard lines up top – always rhythmic, even when moving ... CD
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Dicky Oliver
RCA/Schema (Italy), 1969. New Copy
A 60s album recorded in Italy – but with a groove that's midway between Memphis and the mod sounds of the London scene – thanks to a heavy dose of Hammond and horns! The tunes are all instrumental, and leap right into the fray with these romping rhythms that often snap along in the ... CD
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Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Wicked grooves from the German scene of the 70s – that stretch of the sound library generation when things were getting even more electronic than before – and picking up some great funky dancefloor modes in the process! Most of these numbers are heavy on keyboards – especially ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pulp Flavor/Dare Dare (France), 1970s. New Copy
A treasure trove of rare grooves you've probably never heard before – all pulled from the tiny, but excellent, catalog of Montparnasse 2000, a super-hip French sound library label! Most of these tracks were never issued formally to the public – only recorded to serve as backings in ... CD
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Chappell/Vadim (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
A long-overdue collection of work from the legendary Jack Arel – one of the lesser-known sound library composers of the late 60s and early 70s – but a true giant in his funky field, as you'll hear by the great music on this set! Arel is French, but he often wrote for British sources ... CD
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Voice Of Soul/Sound Of Soul
Themes/Vocalion (UK), 1976. New Copy
Two wonderfully soulful albums from the Themes International sound library label – back to back on a single CD! The Voice Of Soul is a rare date from singer Madeline Bell – a vocalist who cut some key commercial work in the late 60s and 70s UK scene, but who shines beautifully on this ... CD
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Unreleased Recordings From The KPM Vaults
KPM/Tummy Touch (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Funky library music from the KPM vaults – one side of raw, hard-driving action soundtrack-ready funk credited to New York Trouble – and one side of proggier and spacier funk credited to Electric Progression! The New York Trouble side has gritty feel – but it's not without its ... CD
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Omni (Australia), 1972. New Copy
Sweet and sexy sounds from William Sheller – a rare French set from the early 70s – and a record we'd rank right up there with the best work by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier! Sheller's got a similar groove here – a way of compressing the instrumentation right down to ... CD
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Blow Up (UK), 1997. New Copy
Incredibly groovy – and a monster batch of sound library tunes! The set's the second in a series put together by the Brit Easy masterminds at the Blow Up offices – and it mines through further grooves from the KPM catalog, as well as other tracks from DeWolfe, Amphonic, and Sylvester ... CD
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BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Very groovy electronics from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – the team who first pioneered the use of early synth in 60s soundtracks – still going strong here in the 70s! The record sparkles with the best energy of a moogy sound library session on KPM from the same time – lots of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Berry/Dual Planet (Australia), Early 60s. New Copy
Very early electronic sound library material from Eric Siday – so much so, that all these tracks were originally issued as 78rpm singles – at a time before the sound library scene moved into using full LPs! A number of cuts here were used as early passages on the first Doctor Who ... CD
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Dare Dare/Pulp Flavor (France), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the greatest studio talents of Europe in the 70s! Janko Nilovic may not be a household name, but he was a seminal force in the Parisian studio scene during the 60s and 70s – cutting jazz, funk, pop, and Latin sides with a nutty genius that we'd be hard pressed to beat on this side of ... CD
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Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy
Wonderfully groovy! This is the first-ever album by the legendary Marc 4 studio group – a funky Italian combo that featured Armando Trovajoli on keyboards, plus backing by guitar, drums, and bass. The keyboards vary from funky organ to jangly electric harpsichord to sharp-edged piano – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Coloursound Library/Aguirre (Belgium), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
Really beautiful music from Joel Vandrogenbroeck – compositions done as part of a sound library series, but with a much richer, much deeper vibe – and a quality that's almost like the late 70s work on Sky Records from Germany! Instrumentation is heavily electric, but there's clearly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cold Worlds
Dual Planet (Australia), Late 60s. New Copy
Tremendous spacey sounds from Don Harper – one of the composers of the legendary KPM set Electrosonic, stepping out here in an equally eerie selection of 60s analogue sounds! The set begins with a warm take on the early "Dr Who Theme" – but then quickly moves into really ... CD
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BBC/Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Synthy, echoey soundscapes from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop! This mid 70s compilation features a range of tripped out electronic soundtrack music made by workshop veterans Dick Mills (who was responsible for quite a bit of the trippy sounds on Dr. Who), John Baker, Paddy Kingsland, Malcolm Clarke ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Blow Up (UK), 1996. New Copy
A groundbreaking compilation – and one of the first sets to ever explore the rare treasure trove of grooves from the sound library scene! This one's filled with 16 sparkling grooves from the vaults of the KPM record library – a rare source for radio and TV production tunes that's been ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Funky Tramway
Vadim (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
A rare one from Janko Nilovic – his Funky Tramway – a cosmic jazz funk grail from the early 70s recorded in Belgium with an incredible group of local musicians – a stunner in which Nilovic is blending organically funky grooves with synths and other astral touches as incredibly as ... CD
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Blow Up (UK), 1997. New Copy 2 LPs
Incredibly groovy – and a monster batch of sound library tunes! The set's the second in a series put together by the Brit Easy masterminds at the Blow Up offices – and it mines through further grooves from the KPM catalog, as well as other tracks from DeWolfe, Amphonic, and Sylvester ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Triton
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. New Copy
Unusual music from Hiromasa Suzuki – an artist we mostly know as a jazz musician, but who emerges here at the head of a great set of soundtrack-styled numbers! The music appears to be done for television in the late 70s – possibly as a sound library recording, we're not sure – ... CD
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Big City Suite & KPM 1000 Series Compilation 1972 to 1978
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Sweet KPM funk from the 70s – a set that features the legendary "Big City Suite" from David Gold, plus 20 other groovers from rare KPM sound library albums of the time! Gold's suite is really great – a hip mix of keyboards, wah wah guitar, and strings – all wrapped ... CD
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KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A treasure trove of Brit sound library work – most of it from the legendary KPM 1000 Series, plus assorted bits from the Conroy label as well! The work here leans heavily towards funky jazz – those fuzzy, hard-driving tunes that always made KPM sides a key choice for action films and ... CD
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Lo Recordings (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest, funkiest sound library sets we've heard in a long time – and a massive follow-up to the first two volumes of Nuggets from Luke Vibert! This collection draws heavily on material from the under-tapped Bruton Music library – headed by the same talent that made the KPM ... CD
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Instrumental Impressions
Devega/Sonorama (Germany), 1972. New Copy
Sweet sound library funk from Joy Unlimited – an early 70s German combo heard here on their rarest record ever! As with the group's commercial releases, there's a wicked blend of funky jazz and hard-riffing instrumentation – and unlike other records, this one's got an even leaner, ... CD
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Revelations
Help/Schema (Italy), 1970. New Copy
A sweet sound library set from the early 70s Italian scene – the only album ever issued by The Revelations – a one-off studio combo with a very funky approach to electric jazz! The album's dripping with plenty of soul – and in a way, feels more like a sweet European take on late ... CD
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GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy grooves from Poland's Klan – a group who worked more in the sound library scene than they did in the public eye – but who come across here with the rawness of some of the best British groups of the time! Bass is often very heavy – something that can make Klan sound funky on ... CD
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Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Heavy electro work from Suzanne Ciani – an artist who peaked a bit later than some of her sound library contemporaries – which means she was able to contribute music experimental films, record productions, and video games – and not just the usual mainstream outlets! Ciani's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Retrospective
Morphine (Netherlands), 1980s. New Copy 2CD
Cool 80s electronic work from Charles Cohen – an overlooked American artist from the mid-Atlantic scene, but one whose music rivals some of the early greats from the previous analogue years! At a time when so many others were either overly bombastic, or way too laid back, Cohen had a way of ... CD
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CBS/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest albums ever from the mighty Keith Mansfield – an arranger best known for his sound library work, but one who steps out beautifully here on a rare commercial album for CBS! The set's way more than just the batch of late 60s pop tunes that you might guess from the Beatles' ... CD
 
Updated November 22, 2014


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