Innovatively fusing traditional ethnic musics with state-of-the-art rhythms, the work of Deep Forest was best typified by their 1993 "Sweet Lullaby," which brought together the contemporary sounds of ambient techno with a haunting traditional lullaby from the Solomon Islands. The project was primarily the work of the French keyboardists and programmers Eric Mouquet and Michael Sanchez; after the latter returned from Africa with boxes of records he'd picked up across the continent, he and Mouquet began sampling the native sounds for use with their atmospheric dance tracks, and with the aid of producer Dan Lacksman, their eponymous debut LP appeared in 1993…
Kula Shaker emerged from the psychedelic hinterland of London's suburbs in late 1995. Named after a ninth century Indian King, the band were intrigued by Eastern mysticism, fascinated by the swirling guitar sounds of the '60s & became one of the most popular & talked-about bands of the late '90s. Drawn from the Sony vaults, this fabulous 'Best Of' brings together the Kula Shaker's biggest hits, along with key moments from the band's two album, 1994-1999 career- including 'Grateful When You're Dead', 'Tattva', 'Hey Dude', 'Govinda' & many, many more. Plus the previously unreleased 'Ballad of a Thin Man.
Oscar Benton is a Dutch vocalist and the founder of the Oscar Benton Blues Band in 1967. The band rose to fame in 1968 by being a runner up in the Jazz Festival, Loosdrecht, Holland. In his solo career, Oscar Benton released with his 1981 homonymous album the Bensonhurst Blues, written by Artie Kaplan & Artie Kornfeld, and produced by the EMI Records. The Bensonhurst Blues, which is considered to be Oscar Benton's best hit, was part of the soundtrack of the 1999 movie La Bûche. Earlier it was on the soundtrack of the film Pour la Peau d'un Flic, 1.979, which features Alain Delon. The earliest version of that song is that of Artie Kaplan in his 1973 album Confessions Of A Male Chauvinist Pig produced by the Hopi Records. The Italian singer Adriano Celentano, in his 2004 album C'é Sempre un Motivo, included an Italian version, named Vengo del Jazz.
Lemon Popsicle is an Israeli film directed by Boaz Davidson and was released in 1978. It was an immediate hit in Israel and has since acquired cult status and spawned eight sequels. The soundtrack contains a nice balance of sentimental songs such as Brian Hyland's 'Sealed With A Kiss' and out-and-out rockers like Little Richard's 'Tutti Frutti', giving us an intriguing glimpse into the way rock'n'roll was appreciated in other parts of the world at that time.
Two CD set chronicling Becker & Fagen's essential output,1972-1980. 18 tracks, including: 'Do It Again', 'Reelin' InThe Years', 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number', 'Hey Nineteen','Babylon Sisters', 'Deacon Blues', 'Josie', 'Bodhisattva','Peg', 'Kid Charlemagne', 'My Old School', 'Black Friday',etc. 1985 release on MCA. There are two Steely Dan compilation albums, identically named The Very Best of Steely Dan: Reelin' In the Years and with identical record covers, but with different songs. The first was released in 1985 and the latter in 1987.
Irish family band that debuted with traditional instruments and Gaelic singing, then enjoyed transatlantic success by bridging folk and rock. Their music has been variously described as bordering on folk and folk rock, traditional Irish, Celtic and new-age, often incorporating elements of an even broader spectrum of smooth jazz and Gregorian chant.
"In the autumn of 1965 a new television series hit the screen which took Gerry Anderson’s productions into a new dimension. Forty years on, Thunderbirds remains as popular today as it was then with Barry Gray’s music a key element. "The Best Of Thunderbirds" is the latest release in the series that brings to CD the original television recordings of Barry Gray’s music for Gerry Anderson’s classic 1960s shows…" (Silva Screen review)