THE GREAT BRAZILIAN ESCAPE FEATURING NINA MIRANDA
Under the authorization of Peter Bernstein, son of Elmer Bernstein (Academy Award-winning composer of more than 200 film scores) Far Out Recordings is pleased to present a Brazilian version of The Great Escape. Since the 1963 release of the Steve McQueen film 'The Great Escape', the theme has become a standard for England's football supporters. In the same way Brazil took the English game of football & made it beautiful & sexy this track takes the English fans' ’The Great Escape’ track out of the terraces and turns it into a cool, beautiful & sexy modern anthem. It is the antithesis of old football song clichés like Vindaloo etc & contrived sexualised related tracks from Shakira & J-Lo. It uses some of the most talented musicians in Rio & London with Brazilian Nina Miranda to create a cool beautiful & sexy track that not only captures the heart of the Brazil favelas but the modern game of football too. Out on iTunes Monday, 23rd of June.
JOEY HEATHERTON - THE JOEY HEATHERTON ALBUM
Was there a sexier 70s celebrity than Joey Heatherton? It's hard to think so – and the cover of this one is more than enough proof that she was America's greatest answer to Brigitte Bardot! And while we certainly remember her from countless variety show appearances at the time, it's actually a bit hard to remember her as a singer (something that's due, no doubt, to the fact that we were so busy looking – not listening!) The album's done in a sexy sort of 70s pop mode – slight country touches on a few tunes, but mostly glistening adult-styled backings from the team of Tony Scotti and Tommy Oliver. Tunes include "God Only Knows", "It's Not Easy", "Right Or Wrong", "I'm Sorry", "Gone", "Say Hello", and "Someone To Watch Over Me". ~ Dusty Groove
ORGAN EXPLOSION - ORGAN EXPLOSION
They're not lying with the title of this one – as the group's got a nicely explosive sound on Hammond – a groove that's rooted in old school soul jazz, but which takes on all these funky twists and turns as well! Yet Organ Explosion are definitely more jazz than funk – and really have a fresh feel that's different than the usual retro combo – a groove that's not content to just hang back in classic modes, but which instead draws all their best influences and creates this new fusion of organ, bass, and drums! There's an appeal here that reminds us of the first time we ever heard Medeski Martin & Wood – but without any of the clunkiness that quickly came later – and although a few tracks have guest instrumentation, most of the core grooves come from the trio. Titles include "Dark Heaven", "Kung Fu Funk", "Momi Likes Her Boy", "Organ Explosion Supershow", "Kase", and "Gear Down". ~ Dusty Groove