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Any Major Flute Vol. 5

November 29th, 2018 Leave a comment Go to comments

 

Here’s the fifth flute mix, and unlike the previous four, which had been reposted, this one is totally new.

As ever, the mix is timed to fit on as standard CD-R and includes home-blown covers. PW in comments.

1. Eric Burdon and War – Spill The Wine (1970)
Flutetastic Moment: 1:39. What does a Latin-funk proto-rap number need? The flute, giving emphasis to the story building. Check out the great flutey sound effect at 2:44.

2. Little Feat – Juliette (1973)
Flutetastic Moment: 1:09. A gentle flute eases us into the plea to Juliette to not sing sad songs, then returns to implore Juliette further.

3. George Harrison – Dark Horse (1974)
Flutetastic Moment: 1:08. The flute enters for a call-and-response with George.

4. Heart – Love Alive (1977)
Flutetastic Moment: 1:17. A bit of flute to lull us into the idea that this is a folky ballad. It’s a false flag.

5. Richard Torrance – Anything’s Possible (1978)
Flutetastic Moment: 1:13. The flute sets up this mid-tempo track, then returns for a brief solo a minute later, and keeps popping up thereafter.

6. Marshall Tucker Band – Can’t You See (1973)
Flutetastic Moment: 0:11. The flute begins rather mournfully but soon perks up to set up this Southern rock number. It then goes for a smoke and returns to close the song.

7. Moody Blues – Nights In White Satin (1967)
Flutetastic Moment: 2:05. Drum-beat and the flute solo begins.

8. The Association – Along Comes Mary (1968)
Flutetastic Moment: 1:41. The song chugs along merrily with its handclaps when an unexpected, brief flute solo comes along, returning at 2:33 to score the repeated line “Now my empty cup tastes as sweet as the punch”.

9. Joyce Williams – The First Thing I Do In The Morning (1972)
Flutetastic Moment: 0:06. The flute joins this funky groove early on and never lets go.

10. Mike James Kirkland – What Have We Done? (1972)
Flutetastic Moment: 0:04. Kirkland channels Marvin Gaye in this social consciousness groove in which the flute hovers menacingly above, below and behind the tune.

11. Rare Earth – Born To Wander (1970)
Flutetastic Moment: 2:07. The flute introduces this funky number, disappears and returns for a solo two minutes later, and never goes away.

12. S.O.U.L. – Burning Spear (1971)
Flutetastic Moment: 0:18. The flute comes in and dominates the track.

13. James Gilstrap – Put Out The Fire (1975)
Flutetastic Moment: 3:17. The flute arrives to underscore the urgency of Jim’s plea to be rescued from the fire of unrequited love, getting increasingly frenzied.

14. Allspice – Hungry For Love (1977)
Flutetastic Moment: 0:10. The flute enters and sticks around.

15. Camelle Hinds – Sausalito Calling (1995)
Flutetastic Moment: 2:58. The flute creeps in almost unnoticed, grabs a little solo and accompanies this slow-burning groove intermittently.

16. Matt Bianco – Wap Bam Boogie (1988)
Flutetastic Moment: 2:26. Let’s go, let’s go: the house piano threatens to go into a solo when the flute hijacks the situation for a minute-long solo. Don’t worry, the piano still gets its solo in this addictively funky groove.

17. Ron Burgundy – Jazz Flute (2004)
Flutetastic Moment: 0:03. Anchorman character Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) gives us a minute and a half of “baby-making music”. Is that how long he lasts?

18. Bob Dylan – Final Theme (1973)
Flutetastic Moment: 0:30. Mournful backing vocals as the flute (or is it panpipe) kicks in on this theme from the soundtrack of Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid, and never leaves us.

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Any Major Flute Vol. 1
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  1. halfhearteddude
    November 29th, 2018 at 07:33 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. jj
    November 29th, 2018 at 10:05 | #2

    If you create another volume, you should check out Stomp Your Feet by Herbie Mann, on the album Super Mann. Excellent 4 on the floor disco flute!

  3. Stinky
    November 29th, 2018 at 14:07 | #3

    Many thanks! – Stinky

  4. Ice X
    November 30th, 2018 at 04:33 | #4

    Wow! “Can’t You See”. “Knights in White Satin” and “Spill the Wine” don’t break into this series until Volume 5? Just shows how much more flute pervades rock than people realize. Now if only my “Rock & Roll needs more clarinet!” campaign could catch fire!

    How about putting together “Any Major Cowbell Vol. 1” for us bovine percussion fans?

  5. tcorrector
    November 30th, 2018 at 07:27 | #5

    Thanks for five! – not sure how I missed four but it’s down.

  6. halfhearteddude
    November 30th, 2018 at 08:30 | #6

    It’s back up now.

  7. Jean Pierre
    December 4th, 2018 at 02:50 | #7

    If it*s really up now – where is it?
    I still miss Volume Four – all I found is dead RG link. Please re-up. TIY!

    Here a few suggestions for further Volumes:
    The Greatest Show on Earth – Again and Again
    Focus – House of the King (…and many others…)
    Golden Earring – Back Home
    and as surprise:
    Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus – Mrs. Green
    The name rings a bell?
    Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz were the the Kings of Bubblegum in the early 60s and the Masterminds behind Yummy Yummy Yummy, Simon Says, Chewy Chewy and Groups like 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express and countless others (most of them non-existent). But you would never expect such a semi-baroque flute-fest like this one…

  8. halfhearteddude
  9. Jean Pierre
    December 5th, 2018 at 15:52 | #9

    Worked! Many thanks!

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