The Link Quartet – Italian Playboys (2004)

Artist: The Link Quartet
Title: Italian Playboys
Year Of Release: 2004
Label: Hammondbeat Records
Genre: Acid Jazz / Funk
Quality: FLAC (image) / MP3
Total Time: 49:05 min
Total Size: 352 MB / 116 MB

01. Move, Move, Move (3:03)
02. Italian Playboys (3:23)
03. Deliquesced By Devonshire (3:20)
04. Milwaukee Hunter (3:47)
05. Rubber Monkey (2:27)
06. Greased On Delta Street (4:10)
07. Janine (2:40) Vocals – Arnaldo Dodici
08. Portofino Vespa Rider (3:18) Guitar – Doug Roberson
09. Ladyshave (3:30) Vocals – Ninfa
10. Glass Onion (3:22)
11. Briar Patch (2:25)
12. After And Once Again (4:48)
13. Spider Baby (3:31) Sitar – Eddie Roberts
14. Take Four (5:02) Remix – Gianluca Pighi
Link Quartet:
Giulio "Link" Cardini (guitar);
Paolo Negri (Hammond b-3 organ);
Renzo Bassi (bass instrument);
Tony "Face" Bacciocchi.
Doug Roberson (guitar);
Giulio "Link" Cardini (acoustic guitar, electric guitar);
Eddie Roberts (sitar);
Tony "Face" Bacciocchi (drums, percussion).
Additional personnel:
Ninfa (vocals); Eddie Roberts , Doug Roberson.

Instrumental Hammond organ funk-psychedelia-jazz-soul – 70’s groove for the moderne world.
Italian Playboys includes nine original songs from the classic 6T’s beat styled title track to the introspective After and Once Again, along with a selection of rarely attempted covers including the heavy funk of Jon Lord on Rubber Monkey, an uplifting interpretation of Jack McDuff’s Briar Patch (an alternate version will also appear on the forthcoming McDuff tribute album from Scufflin’ Records), and a scorching slice out of the library classic Move, Move, Move.
Italian Playboys also features Doug Roberson of mod fave The Diplomats of Solid Sound on guitar for Portofino Vespa Rider, Eddie Roberts of deep funk superstars The New Mastersounds on sitar for Spider Baby, and DJ extraordinaire NINFA lending her vocal talents to the Gus Gus hit Ladyshave.
Italian Playboys follows the seminal Beat.It (2002, Hammondbeat) and several score contributions to 6T’s spy-revivalist film Wilson Chance (2004, Bunzendahl Brothers, USA) and soundtrack counterpart Wilson Chance: The Sound of Danger (2004, Hammondbeat).

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