Ah the instrumental song. At best a sonic novel telling a beautiful story with twists and turns. At worst Muzak. I’ve excluded orchestral and electronic club music from this list. They both deserve a list of there own.
5. Rumble – Link Wray
Iggy Pop once said it sounded like”the soundtrack to a knife fight.”
4. Albatross – Fleetwood Mac
If you can erase the “food porn” M&S advert out of your head it’s a beautiful piece of music.
3. The Liquidator – Harry J All Stars
Again if you can ignore the fact it has become a Chelsea F.C. anthem then you may be able to still enjoy this classic.
2. Summer Madness – Kool & The Gang
The fact that is was sampled for DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s Summertime has not ruined it for me. So many good elements to it, gets me every time.
1. Green Onions – Booker T. & The M.G.s
Such a tight groove and sound that still sounds fresh today.
Here is my pick of Ennio “The Maestro” Morricone’s 3 most powerful compositions:
3. Final Duel – A Fist Full Of Dollars
2. Man With Harmonica – Once Upon A Time In The West
1. The Ecstasy Of Gold – The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
A few months ago I joined a boxing club in North London. Always one to have the right soundtrack for an activity I made a Boxing themed DJ mix for them to play in the gym. It’s gone down well so I thought I would share. It’s got all the boxing classics in there plus a few Muhammed Ali and Rocky samples over the top. Works well with other exercise too. Suggestions for volume 2 welcome. Enjoy!