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Mr Thing, The Library Archive – From The Vaults Of Cavendish Music

January 23, 2018

 

RELEASE DATE : 10 novembre 2017. 

 

 

TRACKLIST

 

 

 

A1 Sound Studio Orchestra – Southbound => LISTEN


A2 Sound Studio Orchestra – Snowmobile => LISTEN


A3 The Cavendish Orchestra – Funkrund => LISTEN


A4 Unknown Performer – Milky Way => LISTEN


A5 Unknown Performer – Star Voyage => LISTEN


A6 Unknown Performer – Kaleidoscope => LISTEN

 

 

B1 The New Dance Orchestra – The Trackers => LISTEN


B2 Sound Studio Set – Two Bars => LISTEN


B3 Sound Studio Set – The Scape Goat => LISTEN


B4 The Cavendish Orchestra – Riff-Raff => LISTEN


B5 The New Sounds – The Big Score => LISTEN


B6 The Latin American Orchestra – Come Cuban! => LISTEN

 

 

C1 Sound Studio Orchestra – The Rally => LISTEN


C2 The New Dance Orchestra – Pardon => LISTEN


C3 The New Dance Orchestra – Night Driver => LISTEN


C4 The New Dance Orchestra – Border Incident => LISTEN


C5 The New Dance Orchestra – Lady Killers => LISTEN

 

 

D1 The New Dance Orchestra – One Way Trip (Warm Version) => LISTEN


D2 The New Dance Orchestra – One Way Trip (Cool Version) => LISTEN


D3 The New Concert Orchestra – Night Shade (Long) => LISTEN


D4 The New Concert Orchestra – Night Shade (Short) => LISTEN


D5 The New Sounds – Smile of A Stranger => LISTEN


D6 The New Percussion Octet – Graphics Pt. 2 => LISTEN

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Join two of BBE’s most prolific artists and compilers, Mr Thing & Chris Read on a voyage into the mysterious, strange and wonderful world of Library Music, courtesy of Cavendish Music.

 

Founded in 1937 and originally known as Boosey & Hawkes Recorded Music Library, Cavendish Music is the largest independent Library Music publisher in the UK and also represents a host of music catalogues across the globe.


During the Library Music heyday of the 60s and 70s, thousands of original instrumental tracks were produced across a broad range of genres for companies like Cavendish, who then created vinyl and tape collections, often arranged by theme or mood, for their customers in radio, television and film. Cult British TV shows such as The Sweeney and The Professionals as well as documentaries and feature films relied heavily on these catalogues, and companies like KPM, De Wolfe and Boosey & Hawkes went a long way toward defining the sound of British popular culture at the time.


Never commercially available, music created for these libraries that never made it to the promised land of TV or Radio was destined to languish in Cavendish Music’s vast London vault; only recently unearthed by a new generation of DJs and producers searching for rare gems or a perfect sample.


Mr Thing & Chris Read were first invited to examine the contents of the Cavendish Music archive in 2014 as part of WhoSampled’s ‘Samplethon’ event in which producers created new tracks against the clock using sample material mined from the catalogue. Whilst digging through box upon box of records and tapes looking for interesting sounds, the pair also discovered a host of 70s library music which has not only stood the test of time, but deserves to be heard in its original form.


From dramatic big band numbers reminiscent of Lalo Schifrin’s film scores to atmospheric proto-hip hop instrumentals produced before the genre’s existence, right through to fairly straightforward jazz and funk cuts; this amazing collection of music is sure to inspire and delight DJs and beat-makers the world over.

 

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