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Disc 1
01
The Soul Scratchers - Scratch My Back (Pt. 1 & 2)
05 :06
02
Francis Coppieters - Funky Chimes
03 :11
03 02 :25
04
The Flying Guitar - Barabajagal
02 :43
06
Bud Hunga And His Diplomatic Music - Travelling On Rhythms
02 :53
07
Experience - Pink Movement
02 :42
08
The Peter Laine Orchestra - Tiger Walk
03 :56
09
Kandahar - The Fancy Model
05 :39
10
Kiosk - Mona Call
02 :19
11
Guido Carnagy - Free Way Exit
02 :27
12
André Brasseur - X
03 :54
13
Electronic System III - Skylab
14 :16
Disc 2
01
The Indian Sound Of... Black Foot - Smoke Signal
03 :03
02
Hearts Of Soul & Shampoo - We Love The Policeman
04 :52
03
Roland Thyssen - Riff For Peggy
03 :41
04
R. Dero - Soul Melody
02 :57
05
Philip Catherine - Give It Up Or Turn It Aloose
03 :38
06
Skleroptak - Punktowiec
07 :28
07 03 :01
08
Selectasound '88 & The Bob Boon Singers - Tabou
03 :44
09
Hugo Raspoet - Spuitje Op, Laat Je Rijden
02 :38
10
Leslie Kent - Inner City Blues
02 :59
11
Patricia Burns - Paddock
03 :11
12
Georges Hayes And His Philharpopic Orchestra - Concerto For Right Foot And Orchestra
03 :58
13
The Free Pop Electronic Concept - Chewing Gum Delirium
08 :42
14
Lieven - Akkerwinde
07 :23
ARTIST
TITLE
Funky Chimes: Belgian Grooves From The 70's
FORMAT
2CD

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CATALOG #
SDBAN 008CD SDBAN 008CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/30/2017

The first half of the seventies in Belgium should be regarded as a Golden Age, when a generation of great musicians experimented with funk, jazz, Latin, and other groovy genres. Unearthing these treasures takes time since most of them are hidden on single B-sides or obscure editions of library music. In 2014, Sdban Records collected a selection of lost gems with Funky Chicken (SDBAN 001CD/001LP/002LP). Funky Chimes combines lesser-known tracks of well-known artists with newly discovered names, and bona fide diggers gold. The music's quality matches that of its predecessor, but the treasure hunt was even more adventurous, and the stories behind some of the nuggets even more gripping. Take Experience (performer unknown), for instance: this one was found on a five-inch flexi disc people in Belgium could obtain by saving points from cookies and pasta packages. And The Sumos, a band brought into existence to cash in on Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting" (1974), released an entire album filled with oriental bubblegum. But Funky Chimes is not a freak show, but a two-hour collection of excellent and unique grooves. The Free Pop Electronic Concept is a rare blend of soul and budding electronic music. Skleroptak is a one-off collaboration between the Polish saxophonist Jan Wróblewski and the jazz orchestra of the Belgian national broadcast corporation. There are also some lesser-known top tracks from grandmasters here. The late lamented Marc Moulin is featured in three different performances: as a pianist on Philip Catherine's debut, as a master arranger on the Belgian chansonnier Lieven's only album, and with the hitherto unknown radio tune "Mona Call" he produced as Kiosk. CD version includes 36-page booklet. Features: The Soul Scratchers, Francis Coppieters, S.S.O., The Flying Guitar, The Sumos, Bud Hunga And His Diplomatic Music, Experience, The Peter Laine Orchestra, Kandahar, Kiosk, Guido Carnagy, André Brasseur, Electronic System III, The Indian Sound Of... Black Foot, Hearts Of Soul & Shampoo, Roland Thyssen, R. Dero, Philip Catherine, Skleroptak, Etta Cameron, Selectasound '88 & The Bob Boon Singers, Hugo Raspoet, Leslie Kent, Patricia Burns, Georges Hayes And His Philharpopic Orchestra, The Free Pop Electronic Concept, and Lieven.