Sunday, February 03, 2008

Ted Atking and his orchestra "Pop music for dancing" Concert Hall/Varieton, 1970

Released by the french label Concert Hall at the very beginning of the seventies, Pop music for dancing was the first of two Ted Atking LPs issued by the label (the second one was named Rythm and Blues for dancing), two singles were also released.
I'm quite sure that at the time, few cared about the fact that the man behind this pseudonym was the french composer Jack Arel and trumpet player Pierre Dutour as writing partner and arranger.
All the tracks on Pop music for dancing were taken from the various Dance and Mood Music volumes that Jack Arel recorded for the Chappell Library label and all of them have this so cool late sixties flavor that we all love so much. 12 groovy and easy gems with trumpet, Hammond organ, tight drums and even some fuzz guitar.
Curiously the Ted Atking pseudonym was also used at the end of the seventies for a couple of LPs on the Charles Talar label (a strange mix of Jazzy and electronic tracks) but i can't see no connection between this Ted Atking and the Arel/Dutour recordings.

See you soon !

The zip file contains high resolution cover scans and tracks encoded at 256 kbps.

Ted Atking

PS : Caravelli's April Orchestra vol.16 is now available again in the original post.