Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Imaginary Spy Movie Soundtrack pt 2



The second track in this short series comes courtesy of  Hammond organ supremo James Taylor and his quartet.

Taylor is well known for his covers of 60's sound track themes. Mission Impossible, Alfie and the Goldfinger themes amongst others were all covered on the Quartet's first album.

It is probably cheating to include "The Spiral Staircase" in this feature as it appears on the JTQ's second long player, "The Money Spyder" which is already the soundtrack to an imaginery film. but it's my series and I make the rules so have included it.

James Taylor Quartet -  The Spiral Staircase

6 comments:

davy h said...

This one definitely stars Steve McQueen.

Mondo said...

It's got that John Barry/Portishead Ker-lang instrument..

On a similar theme, I've been working on a guest mix for Budd's site - the vibe I'm going for is 'long lost soundtrack.' I'm there with the tunes just need the between tracks banter now..

Simon said...

James Taylor was in The Prisoners and one of their albums The Last Fourfathers is a great mix of Hammond driven instrumentals that fit into the film soundtrack category, 60s garage punk and the Small Faces. Id recommend anything by The Prisoners actually and any other band Graham Day has been in. One of my all time favourites. I really should do a post on him. There's a lot of stuff on Youtube should anybody be interested. Mondo especially will like them...

chocolategirl64 said...

partial to a blast of jtq:
they being local I've seen that Hammond adorned with red label a few times:
think Bentley Rhythm Ace got some influence there?
Paul Haig penned Cinematique in similar style:
although he flogged a dead horse by releasing 1,2 & 3!
not forgetting Bertrand Burgalat, JC Vannier & Serge:

Mondo said...

Just checked 'em Simon it's my sorta racket - I'll be digging about for bits...

swiss adam said...

Steve McQueen in a polo neck, tweed jacket, desert boots, open topped sports car. But who's playing the dame?


Word ver- undles- Ursula Undles maybe?