UK single chart stats - Instrumental charters

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UK single chart stats - Instrumental charters

Postby solarex » 25 Aug 2006 07:37

The Gilles Peterson show recently got me on to Eumir Deodato - Whistlebump which was mentioned as one of only a few UK chart singles completely instrumental. Now Pacific is too, so I wonder who else, and how exclusive is this.

Does anyone know the list or know a website with chart stats like this.
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Postby graham » 25 Aug 2006 11:32

Did you know Deodato was an 808 fan -he was in the front row of our
1st limelight gig in New York-Then the next day he took us to his studio
in manhatten- we talked about working together but we never got
that together -but of coarse he did string arrangements on Post by Bjork.
(and some on homegenic)
He d done tons of work in the 60s and 70s as an arranger-Bjork and I both love the arrangements on Travessia by Milton Naciemento-she found out it was him and thats why she chose him i think-But He'd done famous stuff like Sinatra and Id say His most famous instrumental hit was "Also Sprach Zarathustra" ( 2001 space oddysea) the disco version which was number 1
im pretty shure in 72 or 73.(pre disco really) from the album Prelude on CTI records (a jazz lable) so for all you jazz buffs (yeah right!) its got Billy cobham on drums and stan clark on bass .
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Postby graham » 25 Aug 2006 11:39

other instrumental chart toppers-
telstar -the Tornadoes
Stranger on the shore-acker bilk
apache -the shadows (quite a few others by the shadows-foot tapper ,wonderfull life-)
quite village -martin denny
popcorn
dance with the devil -cozy powel
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Postby solarex » 25 Aug 2006 11:46

No I did not know. But very funny and interesting. Always nice with musical barriers break down.


Actually it is a shame I did not post this last week when the Gilles Peterson show was available on demand. Talk and music with and about Deodato including Bjork stuff. It was the show of August 13.
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Postby graham » 25 Aug 2006 12:11

Image
thats Mr Deodato in the back row - free jazz festival in RIO
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Postby Ancodia » 25 Aug 2006 13:27

That's Bjork's mad drummer at the front (isn't it?), amazing on Hyperballad when I seen them in Dublin a few years back.
I'm sure I mentioned it on here before, but he got a bigger cheer than Bjork did when leaving the stage. The other guy beside Eumir plays accordian with the band, I think! Vaguely remember, as I kind of went off Bjork when she changed direction beginning with the soundtrack to Dancer in the Dark. Still love Bjork's earlier stuff though, especially Karvel, it should have been on Post.

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Postby solarex » 25 Aug 2006 13:34

Nice. I have, by the way, a recording of the Gilles show. But it is a 110 MB, so I guess interested people will have to have an FTP that I can upload to.
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Postby graham » 25 Aug 2006 17:46

thats right Trevor! hes great -i did that maggastina album at his studio in spain- he was in a famous 60s band called the peddlers- and loads of other stuff like howard jones and goldie albums -underworld -and roger whitiker.
amongst others -top dude!
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'London Suite' - The Peddlers & London Philharmonic Orch

Postby Ancodia » 25 Aug 2006 20:47

'London Suite' - The Peddlers & London Philharmonic Orchestra
was reissued on CD just last month too, gonna order a copy.

And supposedly Mr Scruff's a fan.

John

www.thepeddlers.co.uk
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Postby graham » 25 Aug 2006 21:21

supose to be the best one -people have been plundering for breaks that on was rare.- but me and the mrs have em on for car journeys -easy listening but distubing and classy at the same time-theres a good best of comp.
got to be into hammond organs or you is doomed
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Postby PeteZarustica » 28 Aug 2006 04:10

I was on that concert in Rio, Free Jazz, 1996. One of the bests nights of my life.
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