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Americana Rock Your Soul - Blue Eyed Soul and Sounds from the Land of the Free - out on BBE Records



Keb Darge Little Eidth Legendary Wild Rockers
Various - Americana Rock Your Soul - Blue Eyed Soul and Sounds from the Land of the Free
Compiled by Zafar Chwodhry & Mark "Goodvibes" Taylor
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Barely Breaking Even BBE181CCD/BBE181CLP/BBE181CDG, 2011-07-04

When two 40-year old DJs are looking for the same records it's all about he nostalgia thing.... The sound of the youth of Zafar Chwodhry & Mark "Goodvibes" Taylor was A.O.R. - Adult Oriented Rock, basically soft rock with elements of soul, jazz, funk, folk & disco. What is notable about the music is that it’s neither black nor white, but contains elements of both, and though its influences undoubtedly derive from R&B (in the old meaning of the word), there are country, jazz, funk, rock and disco tinges to many of the songs. This is music for a summer’s day, with the barbecue smoking out steaks, the Chardonnay on ice and the hubbub of happiness in the background. If you place it on your car stereo, you won’t get past the third song before you hit the nearest car dealership demanding a soft-top car. “Something is wrong, she’s heading for LA,” sings James Walsh. Deep down, we all are.

Keb Darge Little Eidth Legendary Wild Rockers
Various - Americana Rock Your Soul - Blue Eyed Soul and Sounds from the Land of the Free
Compiled by Zafar Chwodhry & Mark "Goodvibes" Taylor
(CD/2xLP/Digital) Barely Breaking Even BBE181CCD/BBE181CLP/BBE181CDG, 2011-07-04

Tracklisting :
01. Babadu - I Love Music
02. Eric Tagg - Living Off The Love
03. Jaye P. Morgan - Can't Hide Love
04. James Walsh Gypsy Band - I've Got The Feelin'
05. Jesse McFall and The Funk Elegant Orchestra - Thought You Ought To Know
06. Lil'Albert - My Girl Friday
07. Mike Lundy - Love One Another
08. Tender Leaf - Coast To Coast
09. 1619 Bad Ass Band - Just For You
10. Michael Killen - A Little More Time
11. Breakaway - Who Was It This Time
12. Midnight Flyer - I Just Wan To Love You
13. Ian Willson - Four In The Morning (Goodking Edit)
14. Life Force - Slow Dancer
15. Society Of Seven - Between Hello And Goodbye
16. Evans Pyramid - Never Gonna Leave You

Links :
Zafar Chwodhry : online store | twitter | facebook
Mark "Goodvibes" Taylor : myspace | soundcloud
BBE : official | myspace | twitter | youtube | soundcloud | facebook | facebook group

Info by Zafar Chwodhry :
"We have known each other since the late 80's and as is the case in many friendships, music of course was the main catalyst. We had lost touch due to family life etc, but again the lure of music brought us together again. We have both shared exactly the same musical tastes throughout, and Mark contacted me about a record I had sold to Gilles Peterson, asking if I had another copy. The conversation eventually turned to records and what we were chasing , and again in perfect symmetry both of us were going back to the sounds of our youth, A.O.R. (Adult Orientated Rock).

Absurd abbreviation for such a great genre, but basically to us it was soft rock with elements of soul, jazz, funk, folk & disco.

Which exactly what this compilation has. After many conversations over the phone on what both of us had collected in this genre I suggested we do a comp. I had spoken with Peter years before about doing a comp for BBE and never got round to it, but this seeme! d the perfect project to launch with BBE.

So myself & Mark both dug out 8 tracks each and instantly realised we had an absolute classic compilation in the making. The mad thing about the programming of this comp is that there is none. Mark gave me 8 tracks in no particular order & I just added my 8 tracks to the end of his. The flow is seamless and they sound great after one another, and the point is when you have beautiful music it doesn't matter which order you put it in. As well as mainland USA material, we've also included five tracks that originate from Hawaiian artist that fit nicely into this genre of music. We are both working on sourcing material for the Americana 2."
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