Various Artists - Music for Dancefloors: The KPM Music Library

Music for Dancefloors: The KPM Music Library

Various Artists

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
CD Double Album 34 tracks £7.99
12" Vinyl Double Album 20 tracks £9.99
Download Double Album (wav) 34 tracks £5.99
Download Double Album (mp3) 34 tracks £5.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.99

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Various Artists - Music for Dancefloors: The KPM Music Library

This April, Strut reissues one of the early releases from its catalogue in a brand new Deluxe Edition. Music For Dancefloors is a varied journey through the archives of the fabled and historic KPM Music Library. The phenomenon of the music library is unique, involving brilliant but anonymous composers and musicians creating short pieces of music to be made available for background use in film, television, and radio. The music wasn’t intended to be enjoyed in a home listening context, and in fact wasn’t available for commercial release at all, but the sheer quality of the playing and compositions resulted in the music finding an enthusiastic audience. Original promotional-only vinyl releases from KPM and other libraries of the 1960s and 70s (generally from print run of only 1,000 copies each) can now exchange hands for a small fortune. During its heyday, many pieces recorded through KPM became perennial UK TV themes – long-running programs like “Grandstand,” “Mastermind” and “ITV News At Ten.” Tellingly, the KPM boss during this period, Robin Phillips, made a point of setting the bar high, bringing in the UK’s most talented young composers, arrangers and session players to the studios to ensure the highest quality music. The quality has justifiably stood the test of time. In recent years, DJs and collectors have coveted volumes of the anonymous green label KPM LPs as a source for hard-to-find grooves and breaks, and KPM has become a well-mined source for hip-hop producers and music connoisseurs – Jay-Z, DOOM, Madlib and Guilty Simpson, Dangermouse and Action Bronson are among the many who have plundered KPM grooves. A KPM piece (Kieth Mansfield’s “Funky Fanfare”) even graces the opening of Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill. Compiled by ex-Jazz Cafe booker and DJ Adrian Gibson and Strut’s Quinton Scott‚ Music For Dancefloors was originally created as a series of albums in the early 2000s dedicated to mining the archives of the UK’s foremost music libraries. Volumes on Chappell music and Bosworth would follow in 2001 and 2002. This first installment mines the KPM reels for some of the most in-demand, funkiest and quirkiest pieces from the library. Some have become classics in their own right: Alan Parker’s ”That’s What Friends Are For” featuring Blue Mink’s Madeline Bell on vocals, Alan Hawkshaw’s stomping hammond groove “Senior Thump” (a precursor to his work as The Mohawks), and Keith Mansfield’s “Crash Course,” a driving jazz anthem. Elsewhere, the tracklist is peppered with oddities like Klaus Weiss’ incidental downtempo mood “Morning 1 / Morning 2” and Nascimbene’s “Witchdoctor,” a short tribal field recording. This new edition features an exclusive bonus disc, which makes available for the first time the debut gig by the KPM All-Stars, bringing together many of KPM’s greatest composers for a unique night at London’s Jazz Cafe on 27th April 2000. A big band comprising original and contemporary KPM library musicians and writers, including Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield and James Clarke, perform the library’s best-loved TV themes and cult dancefloor classics for the first time anywhere since the original sessions. Within the set, Alan Hawkshaw plays the live debut of tracks from his album The Champ by The Mohawks including the fabled title track, as well as “Senior Thump’ and “Landscape.” Music For Dancefloors: The KPM Music Library (Deluxe version) is released in three formats: 2CD (original studio recordings and live concert), 2LP featuring the original studio recordings and 2CD insert of the full CD content, and digital (original studio recordings and live concert). The album features the original sleeve notes by Charles Waring (Mojo magazine) alongside extra photos and memorabilia.

Tracklisting

CD Double Album (STRUT106CD)
  1. Madeline Bell & Alan Parker - That’s What Friends Are For
  2. Alan Parker - Unlimited Love
  3. Duncan Lamont - Funky Express (Re-Edit)
  4. Johnny Pearson - Assault Course
  5. Barry Morgan & Ray Cooper - Samba Street
  6. James Clarke - Second Cut (Re-Edit)
  7. John Cameron - Swamp Fever
  8. William Farley & Dennis Bovell - Reggae Train
  9. Keith Mansfield - Incidental Backcloth No. 3
  10. Francis Coppieters - Cross Talk
  11. Pierre Lavin Pop Band - In Advance (Re-Edit)
  12. Alan Hawkshaw - Senior Thump
  13. Alan Moorhouse - Expo In Tokyo
  14. Nascimbene - Interlude: Witchdoctor
  15. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band - Jungle Baby
  16. Klaus Weiss Sounds & Percussion - Morning 1 / Morning 2
  17. Les Baxter - Freeway to Rio
  18. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band - Brazil Express
  19. Francis Coppieters - Piano In Transit
  20. Keith Mansfield - Crash Course
  21. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Soul Thing (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  22. Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Theme from 'Dave Allen At Large' (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  23. Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Beat Boutique (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  24. KPM All Stars - Swamp Fever (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  25. KPM All Stars - Unlimited Love (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  26. KPM All Stars & Emma Kershaw - That’s What Friends Are For (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  27. James Clarke with Steve Grey & KPM All Stars - Second Cut (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  28. Duncan Lamont with KPM All Stars - Funky Express (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  29. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars - Girl In a Sportscar (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  30. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars - Senior Thump (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  31. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars - Landscape (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  32. Alan Hawkshaw with Kirsty Hawkshaw & KPM All Stars - The Champ (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  33. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Crash Course (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  34. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - UK Sports Theme Medley: Theme from 'The Big Match' / Theme from BBC Wimbledon Tennis / Theme from BBC Athletics / Theme from 'Grandstand' (Live at Jazz Cafe)
12" Vinyl Double Album (STRUT106LP)
  1. Madeline Bell & Alan Parker - That’s What Friends Are For
  2. Alan Parker - Unlimited Love
  3. Duncan Lamont - Funky Express (Re-Edit)
  4. Johnny Pearson - Assault Course
  5. Barry Morgan & Ray Cooper - Samba Street
  6. James Clarke - Second Cut (Re-Edit)
  7. John Cameron - Swamp Fever
  8. William Farley & Dennis Bovell - Reggae Train
  9. Keith Mansfield - Incidental Backcloth No. 3
  10. Francis Coppieters - Cross Talk
  11. Pierre Lavin Pop Band - In Advance (Re-Edit)
  12. Alan Hawkshaw - Senior Thump
  13. Alan Moorhouse - Expo In Tokyo
  14. Nascimbene - Interlude: Witchdoctor
  15. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band - Jungle Baby
  16. Klaus Weiss Sounds & Percussion - Morning 1 / Morning 2
  17. Les Baxter - Freeway to Rio
  18. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band - Brazil Express
  19. Francis Coppieters - Piano In Transit
  20. Keith Mansfield - Crash Course
Download Double Album (STRUT106CD)
  1. Madeline Bell & Alan Parker - That’s What Friends Are For
  2. Alan Parker - Unlimited Love
  3. Duncan Lamont - Funky Express (Re-Edit)
  4. Johnny Pearson - Assault Course
  5. Barry Morgan & Ray Cooper - Samba Street
  6. James Clarke - Second Cut (Re-Edit)
  7. John Cameron - Swamp Fever
  8. William Farley & Dennis Bovell - Reggae Train
  9. Keith Mansfield - Incidental Backcloth No. 3
  10. Francis Coppieters - Cross Talk
  11. Pierre Lavin Pop Band - In Advance (Re-Edit)
  12. Alan Hawkshaw - Senior Thump
  13. Alan Moorhouse - Expo In Tokyo
  14. Nascimbene - Interlude: Witchdoctor
  15. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band - Jungle Baby
  16. Klaus Weiss Sounds & Percussion - Morning 1 / Morning 2
  17. Les Baxter - Freeway to Rio
  18. Juan Erlando & His Latin Band - Brazil Express
  19. Francis Coppieters - Piano In Transit
  20. Keith Mansfield - Crash Course
  21. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Soul Thing (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  22. Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Theme from 'Dave Allen At Large' (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  23. Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Beat Boutique (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  24. KPM All Stars - Swamp Fever (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  25. KPM All Stars - Unlimited Love (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  26. KPM All Stars & Emma Kershaw - That’s What Friends Are For (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  27. James Clarke with Steve Grey & KPM All Stars - Second Cut (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  28. Duncan Lamont with KPM All Stars - Funky Express (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  29. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars - Girl In a Sportscar (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  30. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars - Senior Thump (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  31. Alan Hawkshaw with KPM All Stars - Landscape (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  32. Alan Hawkshaw with Kirsty Hawkshaw & KPM All Stars - The Champ (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  33. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - Crash Course (Live at Jazz Cafe)
  34. Keith Mansfield with KPM All Stars - UK Sports Theme Medley: Theme from 'The Big Match' / Theme from BBC Wimbledon Tennis / Theme from BBC Athletics / Theme from 'Grandstand' (Live at Jazz Cafe)

mp3 downloads

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2 Unlimited Love £0.99
3 Funky Express (Re-Edit) £0.99
4 Assault Course £0.99
5 Samba Street £0.99
6 Second Cut (Re-Edit) £0.99
7 Swamp Fever £0.99
8 Reggae Train £0.99
9 Incidental Backcloth No. 3 £0.99
10 Cross Talk £0.99
11 In Advance (Re-Edit) £0.99
12 Senior Thump £0.99
13 Expo In Tokyo £0.99
14 Interlude: Witchdoctor £0.99
15 Jungle Baby £0.99
16 Morning 1 / Morning 2 £0.99
17 Freeway to Rio £0.99
18 Brazil Express £0.99
19 Piano In Transit £0.99
20 Crash Course £0.99
1 Soul Thing (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
2 Theme from 'Dave Allen At Large' (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
3 Beat Boutique (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
4 Swamp Fever (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
5 Unlimited Love (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
6 That’s What Friends Are For (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
7 Second Cut (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
8 Funky Express (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
9 Girl In a Sportscar (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
10 Senior Thump (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
11 Landscape (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
12 The Champ (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
13 Crash Course (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
14 UK Sports Theme Medley: Theme from 'The Big Match' / Theme from BBC Wimbledon Tennis / Theme from BBC Athletics / Theme from 'Grandstand' (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
Entire MP3 Download Double Album (34 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

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Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 That’s What Friends Are For £0.99
2 Unlimited Love £0.99
3 Funky Express (Re-Edit) £0.99
4 Assault Course £0.99
5 Samba Street £0.99
6 Second Cut (Re-Edit) £0.99
7 Swamp Fever £0.99
8 Reggae Train £0.99
9 Incidental Backcloth No. 3 £0.99
10 Cross Talk £0.99
11 In Advance (Re-Edit) £0.99
12 Senior Thump £0.99
13 Expo In Tokyo £0.99
14 Interlude: Witchdoctor £0.99
15 Jungle Baby £0.99
16 Morning 1 / Morning 2 £0.99
17 Freeway to Rio £0.99
18 Brazil Express £0.99
19 Piano In Transit £0.99
20 Crash Course £0.99
1 Soul Thing (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
2 Theme from 'Dave Allen At Large' (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
3 Beat Boutique (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
4 Swamp Fever (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
5 Unlimited Love (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
6 That’s What Friends Are For (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
7 Second Cut (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
8 Funky Express (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
9 Girl In a Sportscar (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
10 Senior Thump (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
11 Landscape (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
12 The Champ (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
13 Crash Course (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
14 UK Sports Theme Medley: Theme from 'The Big Match' / Theme from BBC Wimbledon Tennis / Theme from BBC Athletics / Theme from 'Grandstand' (Live at Jazz Cafe) £0.99
Entire WAV Download Double Album (34 tracks) £5.99