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is anyone bothered about instrumentals much these days, I can understand the appeal way back when as part of the youth scene but is there a market for them now.

 

personally they do nothing for me but I wasn't around back then and don't really see the appeal now. I always skip past them or even delete them when listening to music on my PC, am I alone in this?

 

cheers Andy

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+ Gerry & Paul, Innocent Bystanders, Davis & Tyler, Luther Ingram, The Matta Baby and a host of others too. Love them still and not quite sure why they fell out of favour... 

 

A

 

p.s. There are some pretty crappy ones though, have to say... 

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Still play 'em, certain ones are timeless. Never understood the 'no soul' part of the argument personally. Mike Terry, Dave Hamilton, Robert Bateman, Earl Van Dyke, Popcorn Wylie, etc had no soul? Yeah right!  Mirwood players soulless? Nah.

 

I guess it's about whether you're into the music as much as the singing, to me they are both of equal interest.  

 

Regards,

 

Dave

 

Metronome like 88s,  wailing sax break and vibes aplenty. get it down 'yer!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyVGp9XpB-0

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Used to collect em in a big way at one point - things like Frank Foster, Dick Leslie, Billy Preston (In The Midnight Hour), 'The Kinettes', Earl Van Dyke, Gerry and Paul, Exus Trek etc etc are SO full of oomph and excitement they're just brilliant - though I must admit I was never particularly hot on dancing to them.

 

The issue for me is usually instrumentals of vocal recordings - especially the 'tracks' as they tend to have a badly filled hole in production where the singer was.

 

Dx

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Andy

Still love em.

Frank Foster-Harlem Rumble

Mike Vickers-On The Brink

Guy's old Lord Thunder c/u......Blockbusters-Muddy pt2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dnzmqekds

More up to date.....Los Sonidos De Fm-Los Adolescentes

Cheers

Martyn

Los Sonidos might get a spin at Bradford.Re: oldie instrumental still love G Davis/R Tyler "hold on help is on the way"!!

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Sidra's Theme - played this yeterday when listing it and nearly took the roof off.

The original instrumental of Betty Boo - Say it isn't so it really nice.

Still my top 3 are Bari Track, Exus Trek and Frantic Escape...not forgetting semi vocals like Ton Of Dynamite and Do The Pearl Girl

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Los Sonidos might get a spin at Bradford.Re: oldie instrumental still love G Davis/R Tyler "hold on help is on the way"!!

Mick

Played it at York last week........to an empty floor.At least there'll be one dancing to it at Bradford.........me :thumbup: 

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Martyn

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is anyone bothered about instrumentals much these days, I can understand the appeal way back when as part of the youth scene but is there a market for them now.

 

personally they do nothing for me but I wasn't around back then and don't really see the appeal now. I always skip past them or even delete them when listening to music on my PC, am I alone in this?

 

cheers Andy

 

It depends whether you see it as "a market" or just beautiful music. Me; I've always liked the music :)

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Played it at York last week........to an empty floor.At least there'll be one dancing to it at Bradford.........me :thumbup: 

Cheers

Martyn

WOW!!!! It will have it's day,been a biggie on the R+B scene for a while now

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is anyone bothered about instrumentals much these days, I can understand the appeal way back when as part of the youth scene but is there a market for them now.

 

personally they do nothing for me but I wasn't around back then and don't really see the appeal now. I always skip past them or even delete them when listening to music on my PC, am I alone in this?

 

cheers Andy

Not a big lover Andy, still like to hear some occasionally, bari track, bird-walkin', soul step, but wouldn't be impressed if loads were played. Just prefer vocals, nothing deeper. 

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Sidra's Theme - played this yeterday when listing it and nearly took the roof off.

The original instrumental of Betty Boo - Say it isn't so it really nice.

Still my top 3 are Bari Track, Exus Trek and Frantic Escape...not forgetting semi vocals like Ton Of Dynamite and Do The Pearl Girl

 

Betty Boo -forgot this one  -so good

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Always prefered the vocals personally.

1st Tuesday of the month im doing a radio show with me old mates Paul Cater & John Poole on Ambersound radio 9 - 11 pm

We are playing instrumental of the month at about 10.30

Last months instrumental was Kenny Gambles - The jokes on you

This months I think is Imperial Cs - Someone tell her

Not quiet your every day instrumentals

 

Abbersound Radio 107.2 FM

Tuneinapp

Ambersoundfm.com/ 

Edited by Mick Boyle

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Mick

First heard Mace play it at Driving Beat awhile back.

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Martyn

I first found it and played it in uk, around 2007. Might as well claim my credit before it goes to someone else ;-) Edited by pow wow mik

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I first found it and played it in uk, around 2007. Might as well claim my credit before it goes to someone else ;-)

Fully justified. Mace would be quick to agree if he wasn't working so hard at keeping the Nations housewives happy. :wink:

Edited by denbo

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I first found it and played it in uk, around 2007. Might as well claim my credit before it goes to someone else ;-)

Wasn't try to steal anyone's thunder just stating who & where I first heard it played.

Nice one for finding & playing it :thumbsup:

Cheers

Martyn

Edited by hullsoul

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Mick

First heard Mace play it at Driving Beat awhile back.

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Martyn

Me too,deffo Mace I heard play it at Burscough.Managed to bag one off ebay for a bargain price last year!!

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I assume we're talking about northern backing tracks here as instrumentals are a huge part of black american music?? They're integral to R&B, funk and boogaloo aren't they??

 

Can't beat a good northern one when the instrumental version isn't simply the vocal removed but then replaced with another instrument etc. Having sad that Butch's Voicemasters acetate is one of the best ones i've heard in along time, better than the vocal version imho, just works so well as a groove to dance to.

Edited by corbett80

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Andy

Still love em.

Frank Foster-Harlem Rumble

Mike Vickers-On The Brink

Guy's old Lord Thunder c/u......Blockbusters-Muddy pt2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96dnzmqekds

More up to date.....Los Sonidos De Fm-Los Adolescentes

Cheers

Martyn

Is it Hank Marvin backed by The Dave Clark Five? :lol: I love GOOD instrumentals and there's so many I can't be bothered to list them, don't know why no one gives em a spin? Maybe cos they don't know the words!!!!!! :lol: 

Spot. :shades: 

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California montage oozes soul, as does Bari track and soul symphony.

 

i like em, but more floors prefer the likes of interplay and mike post ?   

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Not keen on instrumental versions of vocals, but Willie Mitchell - The Champion, EW&F - Biyo, Doni Burdick - Bari Track, Just Bros. - Sliced Tomatoes, Raw Soul - The Gig, Life - Cats Eyes, Nite-liters - K Gee, all were a part of the scene, from Bill Blacks Combo - Little Queenie thro' to Weather Report - Mr Gone.

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Theo Cuff Invasion Lucky Day

Is brilliantly atmospheric especially in a large dance hall,there's a whole host of instrumentals that should but never really get played anymore .

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Yes. There are some great instrumentals that are better than the vocal versions!

Some instrumentals capture the very essence of Northern Soul!!

"Hold On, Help Is On The Way"!!!!!!!!

from G Davis and R Tyler!

Edited by solidsoul

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