Friday, April 30, 2010

Funky Friday - Holiday Time


Hurrah for bank holidays and short weeks – in fact, I’m getting in the mood of the moment by giving myself the day off and handing over to Budd Schifrin – who has kindly rattled up an 8 track mix of the zingingest, swingingest selections, as free and easy as a Riveria affair. You can catch all of Budd’s mixes and imagined soundtracks at his blog… Jazz, Funk, Lounge and Library grooves.

Hi!
I started my blog in February and this is now my 20th post. The posts relate to my love of jazz, funk, soundtrack, Latin and lounge/library grooves. All have a theme (such as cinematic vocals, electric piano, wah wah Latin grooves, mellow flute etc). When I was asked by Mondo to do a Funky Friday guest spot how could I refuse! I have been following his blog for some time and dig the mix of music and commentary.

For the mix, I have tried to give you a taste of each comp I have done so far (groovy or cinematic vocals, lounge/easy and soundtrack grooves). The theme which links them is ‘time’. (I am a bit obsessive when it comes to this topic being an avid vintage watch collector!)

The first track ‘Funky, how time can change the meaning of the word’ is a hilarious look at what ‘funky’ is/was! The next track ‘Holiday Time’ is a funky mellow lounge classic! It’s performed by Hildegard Knef. If you like this saucy German vocal then look out for the tracks ‘Berlin’ by Heidi Bruhl and ‘Easy Evil’ by Frits Kaatee and Jeanette Corde. However, if you’re not fond of ‘Ze German’ accent (Heaven forbid!), then try the Gian Franco Pienzio tune on my recent ‘Piano Party 2’ comp. It has a similar (but instrumental) vibe to ‘Holiday Time’. The next two tracks , ‘There was a Time’ and ‘Injury Time’ are great piano and sax tunes.

Time on my Hands’ is a beautiful cinematic vocal. It feels contemporary, like Tracy Thorn from Everything but the Girl could have sung it. I never would have thought it came from 1972!

Next up is ‘Time’ by the Ju-Par Universal Orchestra. It’s a wonderful breezy vocal track, funky and easy. ‘Time to Love’ is a gentle flute gem with great orchestrations. Finally, ‘A moment in Time’ ends the mix with a great summer sounding orchestral tune with wah wah guitar!

I hope you enjoy the mix, remember - we have all the time in the world!!

Holiday Time

13 comments:

lil said...

What a treat Mondo;
I like a bit of Jazz & Funk!
Very much, enjoyed listening to your mix Budd...

Mondo said...

It's got a real Springtime vibe hasn't it Lil. Winner!

John Medd said...

There's a whole lalo schifrin going on!

Cocktails said...

I've listened to this mix twice at work today and its got that perfect Friday feel. If only it was sunny to match.

Love the 'Holiday Time' tune. I'm looking out for some more Hildegard Knef! Is the rest of his stuff like this?

Budd said...

Hi. Thanks for the comments. Yes - most of Hildegard Knef's music at this time was pretty damn funky!Look out for her cover of 'Love for Sale' and the song 'From Here on It Got Rough'- Groovy stuff!

Mondo said...

Now why didn't I think of that John - is it to late too change the title?

You can find some of Hildegard's tunes via the In Kraut series Cocktails. And yes very similar spoken word style.

PS - starting next week, it's World Music month on the blog - so pop back for more pan-continental treats..

Artog said...

All very easy on the ear but the absolute stand out is "Holiday Time". I'll definitely be following that up. So thank you Bud and thank you Mondo for the handy "In Kraut" tip.

Mondo said...

Grab all the vol's of In Kraut Artog - they are wunderbar

Artog said...

I think I will. I was at Sister Ray's buying volume 2 at 11am this morning. Also picked up the "Nippon Girls" comp. I'm drowning in non-anglo Go Go.

Mondo said...

Don't know the Nippon Girls - I'm doing World Music month next month , so check back for a four week run of international bits and bobs

Piley said...

great stuff - got a nice summer feel to it, all we need now is the summer (its raining and a bit parky as i listen!).

P

美岑 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗......................................................

志源 said...

Well done!........................................