The Library Archive: Vaults Of Cavendish Music

Join two of BBE’s most prolific artists and compilers, Mr Thing & Chris Read on a voyage into the mysterious, strange and wonderful world of Library Music, courtesy of Cavendish Music. Founded in 1937 and originally known as Boosey & Hawkes Recorded Music Library, Cavendish Music is the largest independent Library Music publisher in the UK and also represents a host of music catalogues across the globe.

During the Library Music heyday of the 60s and 70s, thousands of original instrumental tracks were produced across a broad range of genres for companies like Cavendish, who then created vinyl and tape collections, often arranged by theme or mood, for their customers in radio, television and film. Cult British TV shows such as The Sweeney and The Professionals as well as documentaries and feature films relied heavily on these catalogues, and companies like KPM, De Wolfe and Boosey & Hawkes went a long way toward defining the sound of British popular culture at the time. Never commercially available, music created for these libraries that never made it to the promised land of TV or Radio was destined to languish in Cavendish Music’s vast London vault, only recently unearthed by a new generation of DJs and producers searching for rare gems or a perfect sample. Mr Thing & Chris Read were first invited to examine the contents of the Cavendish Music archive in 2014 as part of WhoSampled’s ‘Samplethon’ event in which producers created new tracks against the clock using sample material mined from the catalogue. Whilst digging through box upon box of records and tapes looking for interesting sounds, the pair also discovered a host of 70s library music which has not only stood the test of time, but deserves to be heard in its original form.

From dramatic big band numbers reminiscent of Lalo Schifrin’s film scores to atmospheric proto-hip hop instrumentals produced before the genre’s existence, right through to fairly straightforward jazz and funk cuts, this amazing collection of music is sure to inspire and delight DJs and beatmakers the world over.

Item détails
Artist : Various Artists
Title : The Library Archive: Vaults Of Cavendish Music
Label : BBE
Réf. label : BBE 435CLP
Genre : Library Music
Country : UK
Year : 2017
Format : 2xLP
Origine : Original
Record Condition : MINT
Sleeve Condition : SEALED
Second hand : Non
Price :
Forthcoming
Tracklist

Side 1
1. Sound Studio Orchestra - Southbound
2. Sound Studio Orchestra - Snowmobile
3. The Cavendish Orchestra - Funkrund
4. Unknown Performer - Milky Way
5. Unknown Performer - Star Voyage
6. Unknown Performer - Kaleidoscope
Side 2
1. The New Dance Orchestra - "he Trackers
2. Sound Studio Set - Two Bars
3. Sound Studio Set - The Scape Goat
4. The Cavendish Orchestra - Riff-Raff
5. The New Sounds - The Big Score
6. The Latin American Orchestra - Come Cuban!
Side 3
1. Sound Studio Orchestra - The Rally
2. The New Dance Orchestra - Pardon
3. The New Dance Orchestra - Night Driver
4. The New Dance Orchestra - Border Incident
5. The New Dance Orchestra - Lady Killers
Side 4
1. The New Dance Orchestra - One Way Trip (Warm version)
2. The New Dance Orchestra - One Way Trip (Cool version)
3. The New Concert Orchestra - Night Shade (long)
4. The New Concert Orchestra - Night Shade (short)
5. The New Sounds - Smile Of A Stranger
6. The New Percussion Octet - Graphics (part 2)

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