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VA - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975 (2017) (CD-Rip)

VA - One Way Glass: Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz & Funky Folk 1968-1975 (2017) (CD-Rip)

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CD-Rip FLAC (tracks, cue, log, scans) | Prog Rock, Art Rock, Folk Rock, Jazz-Rock | 3h 57 min | 1.4 GB

UK three CD set. One Way Glass is a very different kind of RPM compilation. Instead of the usual cross-section of '60s collectables, this unique release takes a fresh look at British music from the late '60s through to the mid-'70s, with an eye on overlooked dancefloor-friendly finds. The rhythmic backbone of One Way Glass lies in progressive rock outfits who - every so often - would emulate their jazz heroes and record funky sides tucked away on albums or B-sides. Many of these tracks (Jonesy, Hardin & York) have been known to collectors of Funky Breaks for years. In addition, One Way Glass boasts some excellent funky Folk tracks which lighten the load for the listener - tracks by Alan James Eastwood, Bridget St. John, Dana Gillespie, Joan Armatrading and Melanie, for example. More typical funk rock selections come from Hanson (featuring future Bob Marley & The Wailers mainstay Junior Marvin on guitar) and Curtis Knight Zeus (fronted by Jimi Hendrix's old bandmate and featuring future Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke). Maybe it all started - in terms of breaks and hip hop culture, at least - with DJ Kool Herc, who would spin key segments from old rock records to create the funky break. Ever since, fans of funky music have been crate digging to find any tunes which have that infectious shuffle, regardless of their musical heritage or background. In some ways, One Way Glass is the next chapter in the musical story told on previous RPM box sets, Looking Back, Keep Lookin' and Night Comes Down, which documented British artists who made music inspired by black America, aimed squarely at the clubs. Now, instead of borrowing from R&B and Soul, the prog-era bands took a leaf from American jazz and funk artists

Disc 1
1. Trifle – One Way Glass (04:29)
2. Colosseum – Elegy (03:11)
3. Curtiss Maldoon – Man From Afghanistan (03:33)
4. Paul Brett Sage – 3D Mona Lisa (03:18)
5. Quicksand – Home Is Where I Belong (04:57)
6. Second Hand – Somethin' You Got (02:56)
7. Paladin – Get One Together (02:37)
8. Fat Mattress – Cold Wall Of Stone (02:38)
9. Hard Stuff – Libel (04:01)
10. Gravy Train – Sanctuary (04:00)
11. The Web – City Of Darkness (03:09)
12. Patrick Campbell-Lyons – Out Of Nowhere (02:07)
13. Gasoline Band – The Bitch (05:06)
14. Pentangle – I Saw An Angel (02:53)
15. Jonesy – Ricochet (04:05)
16. Edwards Hand – Revolution’s Death Man (04:03)
17. Bond & Brown – Macumbe (03:38)
18. CMU – Henry (04:43)
19. Knocker Jungle – Sunburnt Virgin Trousers (02:06)
20. Climax Chicago Blues Band – Cubano Chant (05:34)
21. Open Road – She’s My Sister (02:45)
22. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – The Lord Doesn’t Want You (03:04)

Disc 2
1. Melanie – I’ve Got My Mojo Working (03:36)
2. Blue Mink – Eyeballs (04:57)
3. Chillum – Celebration (06:05)
4. John Kongos – Confusions About A Goldfish (04:15)
5. Skin Alley – Skin Valley Serenade (03:43)
6. Jody Grind – Little Message (04:41)
7. Dana Gillespie – Weren’t Born A Man (04:06)
8. Hardin & York – Drinking My Wine (04:44)
9. Juicy Lucy – She’s Mine, She’s Yours (05:42)
10. Burnin Red Ivanhoe – Avez-Vous Kaskelainen (04:43)
11. Demon Fuzz – Message To Mankind (03:52)
12. Alan James Eastwood – Closer To The Truth (03:16)
13. Siren – Wake Up My Children (03:35)
14. Curtis Knight Zeus – The Devil Made Me Do It (02:38)
15. Atlantic Bridge – Hilary Dickson (02:33)
16. Blue Beard – Sly Willy (03:26)
17. Joan Armatrading – Mean Old Man (02:34)
18. The Spencer Davis Group – Funky (06:49)
19. The Foundations – In The Beginning (04:05)

Disc 3
1. John Kongos – He’s Gonna Step On You Again (04:24)
2. Paladin – Bad Times (06:50)
3. The Tremeloes – Instant Whip (04:37)
4. Atomic Rooster – The Rock (04:31)
5. Fat Mattress – Margarita (04:14)
6. Soft Machine – Gesolreut (Live) (06:18)
7. Bridget St John – Some Kind Of Beautiful (03:11)
8. Audience – House On the Hill (04:05)
9. Noir – Indian Rope Man (03:35)
10. Skin Alley – So Many People (05:59)
11. Trifle – Alibi Annie (04:58)
12. Juicy Lucy – I’m A Thief (03:47)
13. Hanson – Travelling Like A Gypsy (06:11)
14. Fair Weather – Looking For the Red Label (04:11)
15. The Web – I’m A Man (03:30)
16. Pesky Gee! – Pigs Foot (04:38)
17. The John Schroeder Orchestra – One Way Glass (04:05)

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