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The self titled album by Hi-Tension has a lot of great tracks, especially the b-side. I think British Hustle was a hit single? I vaguely remember seeing them perform it on TOTP or similar. But it’s the weakest track on a strong side of 4 great tunes IMO. Power and Lightning is the highlight on side A. 
 

 

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Also worth a listen is Herb Alpert’s 1979 LP Rise (well side A at least - side B was pretty poor in comparison). The album opens with a dramatic little intro track 1980 before dropping the smooth and funky groove of Rise - which is an obvious sample source for something and I’m sure I will kick myself when somebody tells me who used it. I hear shades of Pat Methany Group’s Letter From Home LP in the last two tracks on side A - both are lightly electronic with a Mediterranean feel. Behind the Rain is a Moroder-esque electronic disco shuffler - just the right side of cheesy for me. Rotation closes side A in beautiful Balearic fashion.

 

 

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Rise is a recognised jazz funk monster…not sure I have heard it sampled, but it almost certainly has been.

 

Regarding Hi-Tension and British Hustle @acidbearboy, if you’ve not seen it you need to check out this great British short film of Greg Edwards and Chris Hill rocking their respective end of Seventies dancefloors…a wonderful celebration of the days when no dj set up was complete without a Swanee whistle!

 

 

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Whilst enjoying my gardening leave, I've been listening to some Lalo Schifrin. My girlfriend bought me the best of Lalo Schifrin (1962 - 1972) on vinyl for my birthday. On it, is the seminal Dirty Harry theme tune. Which has then lead me to revisit the Dirty Harry Soundtrack on Spotify. I mean has there been a better Soundtrack? Filthy drumming breaks all over the place. Trying to pick a favourite is impossible, But Scorpios Theme nudges it. What a fantastic album. The vinyl prices are through the roof!

 

 

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Yes, he’s an artist of almost impossible talent.

 

If you dig his stuff @nightwaxon listen to The Osterman Weekend soundtrack…and watch the film too, it’s great! This tune isn’t in the film for some reason, but it’s a banger:

 

 

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Another huge fan of Lalo Schifrin here, right back to the recordings he did alongside Dizzy Gillespie in the late 50s early 60s. The version of Kush they did at Carnegie Hall in 1961 is fantastic, and shows off what a brilliant jazz pianist Schifrin was.

 

Aside from the obvious soundtracks, which are all brilliant of course, I've always loved the soundtrack he did to lesser known Eastwood western "Joe Kidd".

 

  

 

 

 

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Yes, there’s loads of bits in there…I thought you meant the high ‘squeak’ that I always think of as coming from Teddy Riley’s seminal I’m So Into You remix, but crops up all over:

 

 

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4 hours ago, Camel said:

The horn? Been on lots of things; probably most famously Public Enemy’s Show em Watcha Got.

 

Yeah, I do know Show Em Watcha Got (now) but I’m more Rave than Hip-Hop so I associate it more with this. 
 

 

I just listened to Souls of Mischief 93 to Infinity and I think it’s just a similar beat and groove used in the Peniston track. 
 

@ZOK where’s the squeak from?

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Yes I don’t know, sorry!

 

YouTube threw this up by chance, and it’s wonderful - the Ramsey Lewis Trio doing Summer Breeze:

 

 

 

Apparently RL died a month ago, I had no idea. :(

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Sad news about Ramsey Lewis @ZOK. I also managed to completely miss that news. I listen to at least one Ramsey Lewis track a day I'd say. More often than not it's the cover of Minnie Ripperton's Les Fleurs or this absolutely primo slice of upbeat jazz funk from his album ,Salongo. 

 

 

You can't overstate his influence on music. Not just what he recorded but the people he recorded with who went on to do great things on their own. Maurice White is the obvious one but there are other examples, including of course Eldee Young and Isaac Holt from his first trio, who went on to become Young-Holt Unlimited.

 

 

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On 09/08/2022 at 12:14, ZOK said:

Rise is a recognised jazz funk monster…not sure I have heard it sampled, but it almost certainly has been.

 

Regarding Hi-Tension and British Hustle @acidbearboy, if you’ve not seen it you need to check out this great British short film of Greg Edwards and Chris Hill rocking their respective end of Seventies dancefloors…a wonderful celebration of the days when no dj set up was complete without a Swanee whistle!

 

 

This is amazing. Watching this, I found out about this amazing tune. Pure Disco. Looking at the video, you'd never believe from their looks the protagonists could produce such a superb rhythm.

 

 

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