Saturday, June 2, 2012

Roger Roger/Johnny Hawksworth/John Cacavas - Dark shapes/Strange journey pt.2/Modular Twist/Electro-Rock machine

Early titles from the Chappell LPC serie are  far from being the most consistent records  of all their catalogue. Lots of fluffy orchestral background music and very very light Jazz by the usual list of Chappell house composers like Duncan Lamont, Roger Webb, Roger Roger & co. All of them usually hidden behind the generic name of Ole Jensen.
Here, there is not one but two personal favorites, a Crime Jazz twisted gem named Dark shapes by Roger Roger and an  insane Harpsichord lead abstract curiosity named Strange Journey pt.2 by Johnny Hawksworth. The two John Cacavas tracks (Modular Twist and Electro-Rock machine) while being perfect examples of the groovy side of late sixties Library Music, are less adventurous.

Dark shapes

Strange journey pt.2

Modular Twist

Electro-Rock machine

4 comments:

  1. Whoopsie, my long-missed Lord and Master! Is there some dark and mysterious back door through which you and I can once again trade rips of full Library albums?

    Please let me know!

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  2. Hello, Whoops! After almost 3 years since Litlgrey's request, I must second the motion!

    :)

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  3. Third motion! More library! Let him in the door!

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  4. Also, can you post all of the tracks from this record? From all your records?
    My father knew John Cacavas, who was probably best known for composing for the school band market. He also wrote an excellent arranging book or two.

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