Session 065 September 2021 – Library Music Special

This month’s podcast is dedicated to library music – music typically written by session musicians, specifically for use in TV or film, rather than for public consumption. A lot of these records are now highly collectable and hard to find.

Labels such as trunk records and Anthology are doing a great job in unearthing the masters and reissuing some of this great music, but there is a vast cache of it yet to be discovered; various YouTube channels are now leading the way in digitising it so it can be rediscovered.

Alan Hawkshaw is one of the unsung heros of British library music; as well as contributing hundreds of pieces of music to Bruton & KPM, he also composed famous TV themes such as Countdown and Grange Hill. His Daughter, Kirsty, now records with the some of the most highly regarded artists in the drum & bass scene, namely Paradox, Seba, and Blu Mar Ten.

One must give credit to two YouTube channels that have informed some of this mix, namely the Alex B channel, and the Ricardo Maraña channel.

Title: Session 065 September 2021
Duration: 00:56:01
File Size: 128.5 MB

Tracklisting:

1. John Cameron – Half Forgotten Daydreams – taken from the album Voices In Harmony – KPM – buy
2. Pierre Dutour – Ressac – Taken from the album Aquarius – Patchwork – buy
3. Showcase Production Music – Bright Spot – buy
4. The Roger Webb Sound – Moon Bird – taken from the album Vocal Patterns – Music De Wolfe – buy
5. Salix Alba – Les Tueurs Fous – Pathé – buy
6. Alan Hawkshaw – Sky 1 – taken from the album Frontiers Of Science – Bruton Music – buy
7. The Baronet – Le Téléphone – Disques Flèche – buy
8. Brian Bennett – Thoughtful – taken from the album Drama Montage – Bruton Music – buy
9. Carlo Savini – I’m Speaking About… – taken from the album I’m Speaking About…Parliamo Di… – CAM – buy
10. Hareton Savanini – Nao Podes Fugir Do Teu Destino – taken from the album A Virgem De Saint Tropez – Fermata – buy
11. Les Hurdle & Frank Ricotti – Dissolves – Taken from the compilation Unusual Sounds – Anthology Recordings – buy
12. Les Hurdle & Frank Ricotti – Seabird – taken from the album Soft Illusions – Bruton Music – buy
13. Noel Mirol – Very Cool – Taken from the album Vol. 4 – Gaumont Musique – buy
14. Rick Baker – Canal Boat Ride – Taken from the album Pastoral / Romantic Orchestral & Electronic – Chappell – buy
15. W Karolak & Z Kalemba – Fever – Taken from the album A Softly Touch, and Go! – Amplitude – buy
16. Massimo Catalano – Foggy Night – taken from the album Life Is a Trumpet – Costanza Records – buy
17. Joel Vandroogenbroeck & Mark Monsen – Group Meditation – Taken from the compilation Unusual Sounds – Anthology Recordings – buy

About bobbykins

Tea-drinking, olive-munching electronic music enthusiast from the United Kingdom.
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