Wednesday, 3 February 2016

A Button Down Party - Ray Davies & The Button Down Brass (1974)

Released shortly after the amazing I Believe In Music and Benny And The Duke albums, this next one is not in the same class, but is still a worthy addition to any collection of Ray Davies brass albums.

Not much funk here, more of a concentration on lighter brassy arrangements of popular 70's pop songs, including two medleys of songs made famous by two popular UK acts of the early 70's, Gilbert O'Sullivan and Peters And Lee.

Highlights include fine re-arrangements of Avanera from Bizet's Carmen, Mancini's Baby Elephant Walk and as always, a Ray Davies original in Keep On Streaking, not at all funky though, it has what I could best describe as a "shuffle" type beat, a little glam rock in style.

Apologies if the start and end of some tracks seem cut off, the album was issued in that terrible "non stop" format with no breaks between the tracks; I have done my best to cut at the right time.

I hope you enjoy it and please comment if you do!

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  2. Thanks Mr. Mark. Some nice tunes on this album. Appreciate your sharing. pburton from the USA.

  3. I actually have this LP, always liked the cover.


  4. Thank you for sharing.