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Various - Colors Of Funk - The German Sound Library of Golden Ring & Happy Records 1974-1979



Colours Of Funk
Various - Colors Of Funk - The German Sound Library of Golden Ring & Happy Records 1974-1979
(CD-Digipack/ Limited Vinyl-LP/ MP3) Sonorama Sono40, 2009-04-17

Killer funk compilation full of highlights from the German music archives of Golden Ring & Happy Records, pulled from the most famous library albums of the catalogue. 15 unreleased signature sounds in a wicked jazz-funk-electro style by Peter Thomas, Klaus Weiss, Siegfried Schwab, Jürgen Franke and Werner Drexler. Stand out tunes for the dancefloor, from heavy big band to electronic funk, with open drum breaks, fat bass lines and plenty of DJ cuts. 1st release of essential movers like "Mr. Marco's Music" and "Open Up". Recorded from the master tapes, remastered 2009, with new liner notes.

Colours of funk
Various - Colors Of Funk - The German Sound Library of Golden Ring & Happy Records 1974-1979
(CD-Digipack/ Limited Vinyl-LP/ MP3) Sonorama Sono40, 2009-04-17

Tracklisting :
01. Mr. Marco's Music - Ralph Marco (Werner Drexler)
02. Open Up - Frank Mantis (Jürgen Franke)
03. Jumping Balls - Klaus Weiss
04. Get The Groove - Siegfried Schwab
05. Jump And Fly - Peter Thomas
06. Dark Alley - Ken Aldin (Jürgen Franke)
07. High Snobiety - Siegfried Schwab
08. Present News - Klaus Weiss
09. Chicago Song - Ralph Marco (Werner Drexler)
10. Back Talk - Ken Aldin (Jürgen Franke)
11. Gettin' High - Siegfried Schwab
12. Pick It Up - Frank Mantis (Jürgen Franke)
13. Just Funky - Klaus Weiss
14. Late Train - Ken Aldin (Jürgen Franke)
15. Sound Colours A - Peter Thomas

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Press Release :
Killer funk compilation full of highlights from the German music archives of Golden Ring & Happy Records, pulled from the most famous library albums of the catalogue. 15 unreleased signature sounds in a wicked jazz-funk-electro style by composers and producers Peter Thomas, Klaus Weiss, Siegfried Schwab, Jürgen Franke and Werner Drexler.

Great instrumental tunes for the dancefloor, from heavy big band to electronic funk, with open drum breaks, fat bass lines and plenty of DJ cuts. First selection from the best Golden Ring "Sound Music albums" and top rare Library LPs on the Happy label, e.g. "Mr. Marco's Music" and "Open Up"/ Recorded from the master tapes, remastered 2009, including new liner notes.

The Ring Musik company was founded in 1964 as a publishing and production house for library music in Frankfurt/ Main. Besides "Selected Sound" in Hamburg, Ring Musik remains the most important archive for German library funk and library jazz from the 70s. The company started to produce countless LP albums in the early days, presenting hundreds of tracks in various musical stylings on their special labels "Golden Ring" and "Happy Records" for inclusion into TV, movies or advertising only. None of the tracks were available for the record stores or the consumers and the carefully produced vinyls were solely distributed from business to business, remaining strictly promotional artefacts until today.

Collectors, DJs and further rare groove afficionados are willing to pay high amounts for the seldom seen original Golden Ring or Happy albums today. Now the "Colours of Funk" compilation presents the true essence of all the big library funk records from the Ring Musik Publishing archives. All tunes sound fresh and timeless due to great arrangements and the best production facilities available at the time. Expect a further compilation from the vaults of Ring Musik on Sonorama Records in the nearby future, presenting the best Latin and Brazilian tinged tunes from the same archives. So watch out for "Colours of Latin", going to be in the pipeline soon.
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