April 3, 2014

Modcast #296: The Swingin' Sound of Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street in the 1960s was the fashion, style and musical center of the universe; and where mod made its most artistic impact. The bands of the British invasion were the kings of Carnaby Street, The Who, The Beatles, The Kinks, Small Faces, all of them were there. You know all of them. But there was another similar sound.
It was the swinging sound of sixties London. It spawned an entire style of music that was easy listening, soulful, swinging, jazzy, cinematic; in short lounge music for lack of another genre moniker. That Carnaby sound was the inspiration for this week's show. I hope you're feeling groovy, baby.

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The John Schroeder Orchestra -- Agent Double-0-Soul (1966)
Low Fidelity Jet Set Orchestra -- Groovy Motion (2009)
The James Taylor Quartet -- Music To Watch Girls By (1997)
Corduroy -- Follow That Arab (1996)
Les Humphries Singers -- Mandrake (1969)
Stan Getz -- Marrakesh Express (1971)
Alessandro Alessandroni -- Spyscrapers (1977)
Roy Budd -- Getting Nowhere In A Hurry (1971)
Gert Wilden & Orchestra -- Beach Party (197?)
The Leading Figures -- Artistry in Ryhthm (1967)
John Barry -- Beat Girl (1961)
Pete Moore -- Catwalk  (1970)
Piero Umiliani -- Notte In Algeria (1963)
Garry Blake & His Orchestra -- Do It Again (1968)
David Holmes -- Trapdoor Man (2007)
Johnny Lytle Trio -- The Village Caller (1963)

Gert Wilden -- I Told You Not To Cry

Expo 67: Go Go Dancing in Ontario Pavilion

Carnaby Street - We're Going To Have A Smashing Time

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