Category: Stuff

KPM mix. Which record to choose?

After some years of collecting I think it is possible to make a nice KPM library mix tape. Not only chase movie tracks, but the lesser known tracks. And oh yes, some are really cheesy. It’s about finding the right balance between, 60-ties jazz/exotica, 70-ties chase funk and 80-ties smooth fusion. The deadline for Laid Back Radio (exclusive mix) is in six weeks. “Ooooooh…..then relax Sunny!”

‘National’ record vacuum cleaner is ON!

For 20 cents you can’t go wrong. I put new batteries in it and it started to make this pleasant hoover noise. But does it work? Actually yes! Typical dirt like dust gets caught in a little reservoir. The problem with more common dust sweepers is the residue of dust. Even doing that ‘last cool move’ trying to get that stripe of dust from your record, is a thing we do but it doesn’t work: all gathered dust gets spread across the surface of the record again. So, to me, this is a nice way getting dust free records. (Grease and heavy dirt need a different treatment, but that’s another story for another time.)

Latest catch. All good!

On a record fair last weekend I sold some and bought some. Got rid of doubles like Electric Coffey. Let’s begin with the winner of these five records. Jacky Giordano (this time on Sonimage) is one of the most collectable artist in the world of library. This record however is not his most known. Some funky clavinet, modal jazz, Italian movie vibes, fuzz beat topped off with some corny stuff I do not like. Aristidos Santos from Brasil is just what I needed: ‘Chorar de amor’ is nice! A lalalala song if you know what I mean;) But how about the prettiest drummer alive? ‘Pretty Purdie’ in the pocket at last! I never settled for a reissue, sometimes waiting pays off. This is going to be my ‘Wedding Dj Sure Shot’! “Sundance, you do weddings too?” Yep, and Barmitswa’s, corporate parties, birthdays, art exhibitions etc. And most of the times it’s good fun! On with the program: Francis Lai’s best records don’t show up often. ‘Theme des voitures’ only lasts 1’14, but this easy sitar layer with vibes is hard to resist. Think D.I.T.C… Last but not least Jimmy Caravan. The track ‘Little Bird’ seems like your avarage ’68 jazz organ track, but maybe this is the real winner of this weeks catch.