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Volume five of the killer Britxotica! series, looking this time at 16 super rare and briliantly bonkers latin and percussive pop cues from the wild British Isles!
Britxotica! (pronounced “Britzotica”) neatly describes an odd and yet undocumented pre-Beatles British musical scene where famed UK composers as well as unknown singers and bandleaders threw convention on holiday and went wild wild wild! Put together by Jonny Trunk with DJ / tastemaker and Smashing nighclub legend Martin Green, these groundbreaking new compilations shine new light on lost and forgotten corners of British culture and sound.
For this, Part Five of our planned Britxotica! series we head to lively latin tinged dancefloors where Brits could cha cha cha to the KIrchin band, “Jump In The Line” with Frank Holder and Mambo with Ido or Don. This killer collection of British dance obscurities brings us lively sounds from the rarest UK record bins, including this time an amazing cover version of the legendary loungecore hit “House Of Bamboo” plus the stunning “Jonny One Note” by Ted Heath, the track that originally introduced John Craven’s Newsround. To sum up, this is another exciting, wild and occasionally bonkers compilation by Jonny Trunk and Martin Green, two of the UKs most wild record collectors. Also, there are men in underpants on the sleeve, What’s not to like?
1 The High Life – Marion Ryan
2 Vamos – A – Baila - Chico Arnez
3 Jonny One Note – Ted Heath
4 Wimoweh – Eve Boswell
5 House Of Bamboo – Neville Taylor
6 Baia – Tony Scott
7 Jump In The Line – Frank Holder
8 Mambo For Latin Lovers – Ido Martin
9 Fanagalo – Frank Chacksfield Ft Frank Holder
10 Taboo – Charles Blackwell
11 Voom-va- Voom – Eve Boswell
12 Crazy Latin – Don Carlos
13 Vaba -Ba - Boom – Edmundo Ros
14 Boliviana – Victor Silvester
15 Don's Mambo – Don Carlos
16 The High Life – Basil And Ivor Kirchin Ft Toni Sharpe
All Cues Mastered And Sequenced By Jon Brooks, AKA The Advisory Circle