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King Melody - Cool Breeze Artist: King Melody
Title: Cool Breeze
Label: King Melody/ISR Records Ltd.
Format: CD (digipack)
Cat. Number: KMCD 01
Price: 4.00 (UK)

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This CD grew out of the love King Melody and I share for Jamaican music and also classic 1950s Jazz (Miles Davis meets the Skatalites if you like!). It grew organically. King Melody laid down the keyboard, drum & bass. He also conceived and arranged the songs. I then added trumpet and some talented sax players and guitarists guested on certain tracks.

There was a village atmosphere about the recording. Every Tuesday without fail, I’d strap my horn on the back of my bike and cycle the half mile up to King Melody’s studio. He’d start by playing me the new riddim track he’d been working on or a Ska classic or old Jamaican folk tune. Sometimes KM would help with the melody parts, singing to me patiently, bar by bar. When it came to the “blowing” parts he’d leave me to get on with it, while he made some tea. Some of the trumpet harmonies took time to perfect. There is a wonderful feeling of space and freedom to the music. As a soloist I never felt so liberated in my life.

Terry Parkinson (2003)


01. Stream of Life
02. Starring Night
03. Full Up
04. Swing Easy
05. Drum Song
06. Buzz Rock
07. Jericho Rock
08. Jericho Roll
09. Kilo Vendor
10. Let's Dance
11. Full Dread
12. Reggae In The USA
13. Footsteps
14. Drum Song (Re-mix)

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UK: 4.00

Europe: 5.00

Rest of World: 6.00

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