Saturday, February 23, 2008

KPM 1067 Big Beat Vol 2


The big beat here is plenty darn funky -- but in some really weird and wonderful ways too -- thanks to the genius talents of the mighty Alan Moorehouse, the legendary British maestro featured on this rare sound library album for KPM! Moorehouse is even more compelling than some of his funky contemporaries on the sound library scene -- because he's not only got a great way of cooking up a short, simple, soulful groove -- but he also puts the instruments together in really unusual ways, often to create sounds that veer past their simple origins, to make the grooves sound even greater! This album's a sound library masterpiece all the way through -- the kind of set that makes you realize why this under-exposed genre of music is regarded so highly by modern beatheads -- thanks to Moorehouse's use of organ, keyboards, funky drums, and a fair bit of acoustic guitar -- quite unusual for a KPM set, but all the more compelling. Titles inlcude "Boss Man", "Soul Skimmer", "Pop Pastime", "That's Nice", "West Coastin", "Angelic Gas", "Expo In Tokyo", "Rock It Again", "Rockin Boogie", and "Pop Mandolin".
PLEASE POST A COMMENT EVEN IF ITS JUST THANKS ITS ONLY POLITE AND AS MY MUM SAID A THANKYOU COSTS NOTHING

66 comments:

FunkWell said...

Your knowledge of all FUNK is admireable. I learn something evry time you post. Thanks for taking the time!! Well Done. Peace

fritz the cat said...

Thanks for bringing us all this music. I haven't had a chance to listen to it all yet, but I liked what I heard so far.

Opie said...

Thanks for the music man. I dig it.
This blog, Fleamarket Funk, and Fufu Stew are the top 3 blogs for the grooves nobody does it better. It amazes me that the vast majority of our society never hears this kind of music. The bubble gum music on the radio pollutes the ears of many. However, everybody that i turn on to funk and soul simply love it. MUCHO KUDOS for the selections. Keep it up!

Goose said...

thanks for doing this. I love getting stuff I would otherwise never hear of

Danny said...

Many thanks for sharing the music and your knowledge.

Vincent the Soul Chef said...

Soul Diggs, another winner! I'm grooving on the Library joints pretty hard. I recognised a few of the tracks from the old Funk 45 Radio request line site so that was quite refreshing. Outstanding work as always...

Peace and blessings.

Evan said...

Damn. Thanks for sharing a gem!

Sugaloo said...

Soul Diggs I got somethin' for you too via email. But I can't find your email address anywhere on the blog, so if you get a chance hit me up at opteeton@gmail.com

Thanks Brother!

Opie said...

Whoops! Hey that's me above (Opie), sometimes I post under "Sugaloo" too!
Anyways hit me up at opteeton@gmail.com

Thanks!

PagoKid said...

I've seen these floating around blogosphere, but never heard of it. But I've read your posts, and I'm gonna give it a listen.

Thanks for all your work.

tenacity said...

Thanks for the KPM series... Been interesting to be introduced to some of this library music. Much appreciated..

matt said...

Cheers for that,thanking you

joseph said...

preciate this !!

jön said...

hey brother, awesome stuff, thanks for the great library of funk, breaks and afro!

jön
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Squid Ink said...

Thanks so much for these KPM albums, amazing stuff.

Jonathan said...

cool, been wanting to hear soul skimmer for a while now.

Kockalone said...

Great post as always bro! Just wanted to let you know that your work is appreciated! Peace...

P.S. I'm gonna link you up if it's ok with you...

Djalma


http://djalma-soulfood.blogspot.com/

Len said...

What more can I say than THANKS...YOU ROCK HOMEBOY

TheDoctor said...

Thanks for the post.

yoshime* said...

thanks for this KPM series! there are a lot of them and all interesting! keep up this good blog. cheers

pastor said...

Thanks a million man!

Hip Hop Since '86 said...

you the man!

kizza said...

Loves me some KPM!
Thanks for these amazing posts!
Keep up the great work!

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soundsgood said...

Many thanks for sharing your musical knowledge.

jacknife71 said...

Many thanks for so many great albums-I've only just discovered your blog and am now busy trying to catch up !!!

Cheers

david said...

Pure Gold! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank u v much.

Anonymous said...

hey, thanx very much...a friend of mine introduced me to library music...never found any records, so thanx alot

Olle said...
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Olle said...

Thanks! As many others have said, it's fantastic to be able to discover new (old ;) great music on a daily basis!

umgawa said...

Thanks mate, love the KPM series and haven't heard this one!

Chris JC said...

Hey there - I'm commenting as you request.

I haven't actually downloaded anything from the site (I haven't actually checked if the links work), but as someone who spent a lot of time trying to get hold of these library records (and in fact have most of them now), I'm happy that a site such as this exists.

What I did nab was the KPM 1000 series front cover to use as artwork on my MP3 player.

Awesome.

Jacko said...

Another great KPM post. Just FYI, when I opened the folder, track #'s 10 and 12 appear to be missing. The rest of the tracks are numbered from 1-14. As I haven't found any precise track information on this album, i'm not able to verify that there are indeed 14 tracks on it, or which ones are missing. What is here is great, though. Thanks so much.

Chris JC said...

Jacko - here is KPM's info including names and description (All tracks by Alan Moorhouse):


1 That's Nice
Light pop-beat - pretty melody featuring thumb piano
Duration: 2.12
Tempo: Medium

2 West Coastin'
Relaxed pop beat
Duration: 2.24
Tempo: Medium

3 Pop Pastime
Light Pop
Duration: 2.01
Tempo: Medium

4 Boss Man
Light, propulsive fun
Duration: 2.00
Tempo: Medium

5 Soul Skimmer
Medium-tempo, hard rocker
Duration: 2.05
Tempo: Medium

6 Heavy Bopper
Uptempo, repetitive pop riff
Duration: 2.28
Tempo: Medium

7 Angelic Gas
Light, rhythmic classical pop
Duration: 2.11
Tempo: Medium

8 Expo in Tokyo
Medium pop - oriental flavour - 60's recording
Duration: 2.15
Tempo: Medium

9 Nashville Country
"Country" style pop
Duration: 2.36
Tempo: Medium

10 Hillbilly Child
Light country and western guitar feature - 60's recording
Duration: 2.29
Tempo: Fast

11 Rock it Again
Hard, pacy rocker
Duration: 2.25
Tempo: Fast

12 Rockin' Boogie
Rock in the '60s style
Duration: 2.10
Tempo: Medium

13 Pop Mandolin
Light, pop rhythm - features guitar
Duration: 2.13
Tempo: Medium

14 Psychodale
Wild, bizarre pop
Duration: 3.05
Tempo: Medium

Jacko said...

Thanks for the info. Yes, definitely 10 Hillbilly Child and 12 Rockin' Boogie were both missing from the folder. I even tried downloading the album again and it was the same thing. No one else seems to have mentioned anything about it, though. Maybe i'm just lucky, haha.

Jacko said...

Would you be willing to try and re-up them again?

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Anonymous said...

Where's my thanks, Jacko? I didn't have to do that, it's not my blog.

Anonymous said...

hey thanks , merci,
this is a great ressouce tool
and a generous serving for beat junkies all over the world.

solid gold!
best
soupy

mikronot said...

you dig great stuff man,thanks for all the posts...

phillipr11 said...

Anonymous said... hi will it be possible to get a copy of that
hillbilly child my email is phllprangi9@gmail.com this would be very appreciated thanks to all

Anonymous said...

great music selection and appreciate the sharing of knowledge and good original music... respect!

on that note i have a number of KPM 1000's I'm sure people would enjoy big time... if anyone has a selection of kpm, de wolfe, bruton or any other music library albums they are happy to share in exchange please get in touch, especially if you have music filled with 70's breaks, basslines, funky rhythms, soundscapes, brass cop themed American or Italian tv/movie soundtracks... u get the idea! My email is james_av_engineer@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

WOOT! Thanks, and here's to all those unsung library heroes.

Anonymous said...

Funkin' sweet. I love it. Its cats like you who keep me always diggin. Because I am never in the same spot all the time. I enjoy the freedom websites such as yours provides. And I learn. And dig. dig. dig the shit out of those old shells and turn them on to people that dont know. Quit accounting and do this fer reAl!

Heavy D said...

Thanks man for this and all the great stuff you have posted. Hope it will continue in 2009!

jamie said...

Always good to find some KPM.
Maximum respect and thanks for
a great blog.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much.

gabriel said...

MAN, GREAT STUFF, CONGRAT. FOR YA BLOG. SERIOUS THING, REALLY APRECIATE. TKS.

Anonymous said...

Yeah... Ima try it out... See what I can find... 'Preciate it homie...

Mannie Beatz

www.myspace.com/manniebeatz

James said...

Great selection of music. Thanks for sharing!

pampaphunk said...

Thanx man! pure dope! really, keep it funky!

THE III said...

u rule thanx

uncle_dust said...

nice post. thanks.

pf01273 said...

Those KPM albms are great - looking forward to listening to the polish funk. Cheers!

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Anonymous said...

thanks for the wonderful music!
Keep it up!

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Anonymous said...

merci pour tout les albums KPM

Ryan (Riv.,CA) said...

Thank you so much for sharing this music. I'm kinda new to this music blog thing. Anyway that first track is an absolute banger "that's nice". It really reminds me of Bernard Purdie's "Fresh Jive" from Stand by me(whatcha see is whatcha get)

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peny113 said...

"PLEASE POST A COMMENT EVEN IF ITS JUST THANKS ITS ONLY POLITE AND AS MY MUM SAID A THANKYOU COSTS NOTHING"

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Synthetrix said...

Yeah righteous! Love those KPM records.

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