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Various - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975 (CD)

Various - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975 (CD)

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UK three CD set. One Way Glass is a very different kind of RPM compilation. Instead of the usual cross-section of '60s collectables, this unique release takes a fresh look at British music from the late '60s through to the mid-'70s, with an eye on overlooked dancefloor-friendly finds. The rhythmic backbone of One Way Glass lies in progressive rock outfits who - every so often - would emulate their jazz heroes and record funky sides tucked away on albums or B-sides. Many of these tracks (Jonesy, Hardin & York) have been known to collectors of Funky Breaks for years. In addition, One Way Glass boasts some excellent funky Folk tracks which lighten the load for the listener - tracks by Alan James Eastwood, Bridget St. John, Dana Gillespie, Joan Armatrading and Melanie, for example. More typical funk rock selections come from Hanson (featuring future Bob Marley & The Wailers mainstay Junior Marvin on guitar) and Curtis Knight Zeus (fronted by Jimi Hendrix's old bandmate and featuring future Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke). Maybe it all started - in terms of breaks and hip hop culture, at least - with DJ Kool Herc, who would spin key segments from old rock records to create the funky break. Ever since, fans of funky music have been crate digging to find any tunes which have that infectious shuffle, regardless of their musical heritage or background. In some ways, One Way Glass is the next chapter in the musical story told on previous RPM box sets, Looking Back, Keep Lookin' and Night Comes Down, which documented British artists who made music inspired by black America, aimed squarely at the clubs. Now, instead of borrowing from R&B and Soul, the prog-era bands took a leaf from American jazz and funk artists

Disc 1
1 One Way Glass - Trifle
2 Elegy - Colosseum
3 Man from Afghanistan - Curtiss Maldoon
4 3D Mona Lisa - Paul Brett Sage
5 Home Is Where I Belong - Quicksand
6 Somethin♠You Got - Second Hand
7 Get One Together - Paladin
8 Cold Wall of Stone - Fat Mattress
9 Libel - Hard Stuff
10 Sanctuary - Gravy Train
11 City of Darkness - the Web
12 Out of Nowhere - Patrick Campbell-Lyons
13 The Bitch - Gasoline Band
14 I Saw An Angel - Pentangle
15 Ricochet - Jonesy
16 Revolution's Death Man - Edwards Hand
17 MacUmbe - Bond & Brown
18 Henry - Cmu
19 Sunburnt Virgin Trousers - Knocker Jungle
20 Cubano Chant - Climax Chicago Blues Band
21 She's My Sister - Open Road
22 The Lord Doesn't Want You - Crazy World of Arthur Brown

Disc 2
1 I've Got My Mojo Working - Melanie
2 Eyeballs - Blue Mink
3 Celebration - Chillum
4 Confusions About a Goldfish - John Kongos
5 Skin Valley Serenade - Skin Alley
6 Little Message - Jody Grind
7 Weren't Born a Man - Dana Gillespie
8 Drinking My Wine - Hardin & York
9 She's Mine, She's Yours - Juicy Lucy
10 Avez-Vous Kaskelainen? - Burnin Red Ivanhoe
11 Message to Mankind - Demon Fuzz
12 Closer to the Truth - Alan James Eastwood
13 Wake Up My Children - Siren
14 The Devil Made Me Do It - Curtis Knight Zeus
15 Hilary Dickson - Atlantic Bridge
16 Sly Willy - Blue Beard
17 Mean Old Man - Joan Armatrading
18 Funky - Spencer Davis Group
19 In the Beginning - the Foundations

Disc 3
1 He's Gonna Step on You Again - John Kongos
2 Bad Times - Bad Times - Paladin
3 Instant Whip - the Tremeloes
4 The Rock - Atomic Rooster
5 Margarita - Fat Mattress
6 Gesolreut (Live) - Soft Machine
7 Some Kind of Beautiful - Bridget St. John
8 House on the Hill - Audience
9 Indian Rope Man - Noir
10 So Many People - Skin Alley
11 Alibi Annie - Trifle
12 I'm a Thief - Juicy Lucy
13 Travelling Like a Gypsy - Hanson
14 Looking for the Red Label - Fair Weather
15 I'm a Man - the Web
16 Pigs Foot - Pesky Gee
17 One Way Glass - John Schroeder Orchestra

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