February 16, 2018

jazz / soul instrumental ~ Italy 1976

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I Marc 4 :
M... Maurizio Majorana - Bass
A... Antonello Vannucci - Hammond organ
R... Roberto Podio - percussion/drums
C... Carlos Pes - guitar

'I Marc 4' was an Italian session group composing and playing a lot of library/soundtrack instrumental music through the 70s. They were also part of the Italian State TV orchestra.
Hammond soulster/keyboardist, Antonello Vannucchi collaborated with many Italian composers through the 60s including, Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovajoli, Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Alessandro Alessandroni, as well as a few American Jazz artists including, Chet Baker and Kenny Clarke. Written and composed by Italian conductor Romolo Grano, 'Candy' was a track originally recorded and pressed in 1976 on the LP, 'I Marc 4 - SM 2001' on the Italian library/soundtrack label, Nelson.
Pressed for the first time on 45, this 1976 recording/reissue on the Black Cat label still stays in the groove. The flip side is, 'Roman Blow-Up.'

February 7, 2018

roots reggae / dub ~ Jamaica 1972

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Producer/keyboardist/singer, "Tall T" aka Lloyd "Charmers" Tyrell starting out as half of the 50s reggae duo, The Charmers. An accomplished sessions musician through the 60s, he joined Slim Smith and The Uniques in 1967, before going on to produce and record many covers of American soul songs with various Jamaican artists including Ken Boothe. In the early 1970s Lloyd started the Jamaican Splash label. Don't have a definitive source on the back up band on this recording. Not certain. Likely "The Touchers" were guitarist Mikey Chung and The Now Generation Band who were working with Lloyd Charmers around this time.

Lloyd Charmers 1938-2012