• britxotica! london's rarest primitive pop and savage jazz  (LP, £14.50)

    label: trunk

    So you thought exotic recordings only came form Hawaii or the USA? Well you’re wrong, Here’s a collection of amazing far-flung sounds from the UK. Rare, wild and just itching to turn your turntable into a strange pagan place of sonic worship. Just try and keep those cocktails flowing and your clothes on Britxotica! (pronounced Britzotica!) is a word you may never have come across before. We hadn’t either until DJ and tastemaker Martin Green made it up a few weeks ago. This new term neatly describes an odd and yet undocumented pre-Beatles musical scene where famed UK composers, singers and bandleaders threw convention on holiday and went wild wild wild! Using influences from Hollywood, Hawaii and holiday (any hot and frantic destination would do) they conjured up sounds to suit a modern but fledgling escape from the grey trudge of post war London. The result or a bunch of rare, mod, wild and naively experimental trips into the tribal, but keeping the white suit, shirt and tie firmly in place no matter what the temperature. Fascinating, sometimes fierce and often absolutely bananas, this new album of old toss is an absolute trip! TRACKLISTING: Side One: 1 - African Waltz- Lyn Cornell 2 - Jungle Drums – Ted Heath 3 – Poinciana – Allan Bruce 4 – Bahama Rumba – Rawicz and Landauer 5 – Follow Me – Lucille Mapp 6 – Taboo – Sounds Incorporated 7 - Run Joe – Nadia Cattouse 8 - Street of a Thousand Bongos – Brian Fahey; Side Two: 9 - Zambezi – Tony Mansell and Johnny Dankworth 10- Ritual Blues – Reg Owen 11 - The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God – Harry H Corbett 12 - Take My Lips – Laurie Johnson Orchestra 13 – A Night of Adventure – Edmundo Ros 14 - Cha cha cha Calypso – Maxine Daniels 15 - Cerveza – Cherry Wainer 16 - The Hat – Jerry Allen. All cues mastered and sequenced by Jon Brooks, AKA The Advisory Circle.

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