‘Funky Chimes’ is a two-hour collection of excellent and unique grooves. It contains 27 of the most interesting yet long forgotten Belgian dance tracks from the seventies, when a generation of extremely gifted and versatile musicians experimented with funk, jazz, Latin and other grooves.
‘Funky Chimes’ is in many ways the logical follow up to 2014’s highly acclaimed compilation ‘Funky Chicken’. Uncovering a blind spot in Belgium’s musical heritage and unearthing a diverse collection of hidden treasures. ‘Funky Chicken’ has induced a renewed interest in Belgium’s rare grooves from the seventies, which until then had never been regarded as a genre worth mentioning. Having said that, this second instalment is much more than just a fast sequel or a batch of leftovers. The music’s quality matches that of its predecessor, but the treasure hunt was even more adventurous, and the stories behind some of the nuggets even more gripping.
1. The Soul Scratchers - Scratch My Back (pt. 1 & 2)
2. Francis Coppieters - Funky Chimes
3. S.S.O. - Faded Lady (Instrumental)
4. The Flying Guitar - Barabajagal
5. The Sumos - My Chinese Girl Likes Kung Fu Fighting
6. Bud Hunga And His Diplomatic Music - Travelling On Rhythms
7. Experience - Pink Movement
8. The Peter Laine Orchestra - Tiger Walk
9. Kandahar - The Fancy Model
10. Kiosk - Mona Call
11. Guido Carnagy - Free Way Exit
12. André Brasseur - X
13. Electronic System III - Skylab
14. The Indian Sound Of... Black Foot - Smoke Signal
15. Hearts Of Soul & Shampoo - We Love The Policeman
16. Roland Thyssen - Riff For Peggy
17. R. Dero - Soul Melody
18. Philip Catherine - Give It Up Or Turn It Aloose
19. Skleroptak - Punktowiec
20. Etta Cameron - Guess We'd Better Break Up Now
21. Selectasound '88 & The Bob Boon Singers - Tabou
22. Hugo Raspoet - Spuitje Op, Laat Je Rijden
23. Leslie Kent - Inner City Blues
24. Patricia Burns - Paddock
25. Georges Hayes And His Philarpopic Orchestra - Concerto For Right Foot And Orchestra
26. The Free Pop Electronic Concept - Chewing Gum Delirium
27. Lieven - Akkerwinde
CD released on 2CD in deluxe, limited edition hardcover version.
VINYL released on 2 x 2LP 180gr vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with liner notes.