Saturday, April 18, 2015

Ector Davis (E.Ballotta) - "Evolution Now" Bentler Records BE 8701 Italian Instrumental Jazz,Funk,Prog!

    So I know this cover is screaming late 80's but it's actually instrumental, late 70's amazing jazz, funk, prog.  A few of the songs I swear could be Rino or Luigi De Filippi behind them, namely, "Lights Of Chinatown" & "Bentler Song".  Besides, "Lights Of Chinatown" side B is where it's at here, totally killer grooves and entertaining prog outings.  "Bentler Song" in particular really stands out to me, the moment around 1:35 where those girl vox come in, so amazing!
          This record is also released as The Volvo Dynamics which is very easily obtained for nice friendly prices currently.  This version on Bentler is pretty unknown and extremely rare,  so enjoy my rip at 320K.   Chris Tillotson                                   GET IT HERE!


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Check out my top 5 records at Krossfingers!

    Krossfingers asked me to compile a list of my top 5 records. As impossible that list is I tried my best, because as always, I take everything too serious, so if you care to know what I think are my top 5 records I own are and of course they are almost all Italian library except for one Italian soundtrack, then head over and check it, obviously check the other entry's as well, especially my man Scott's (Spaziale) entry.  Special thanks to my beautiful wife, Cristina for taking pics!                             Chris's Top 5     Scott's Top 5     Cheers, Chris Tillotson

Jacky Giordano - "Timing N.1" - Timing - 197? French Library masterpiece! MY RIP @320K

  This record is no stranger to many library collectors or just collectors in to big ass beats.  The whole side A is just killer!  "Cite" is a monster, with that classic Giordano sound, essential!  "Tablasse" is perfect, every element dialing in that perfect french funk sound.  "Jumba" takes the "Tablasse" riff and speeds it up into a much longer jam out sesh full of jazz wanderings.  "Motion" eventually works its way into undeniable funky territory full of wah wahs and jazzy trumpets.  "Alti" might be the most melodic jam here, even if it's a strange melody, haha, and incredibly funky and driving it is.
Unfortunately the first 4 songs on side B by Stephane Grappelli & Francis Personne are pretty boring jams that have nothing to do with the vibe on sibe A, which if this were different, this record would be absolutely perfect, oh well, no need to nit pick, just move on to "Cool" a pretty playful funky vibe and "Orient Express" which mixes up the time signature to give an off kilter and stony jazz funk feel.
            I said before that Timing 6 was my favorite Timing record and that is still true but that's only because I choose great melody and song structure over great big beats every time but this record is a god damn monster and a very close second in my book and definitely the hardest Timing to put your hands on, took me a bit at least.
    As the previous rip that was floating around was in mono (many computer rip software defaults to mono for some reason,) this is a nice upgrade for many I'm hoping. Ripped from my personal collection @320K stereo enjoy!   Chris Tillotson        GET IT HERE!