Screen Acid: 18 Acid Jazz Takes on Classic Film & TV Music

Released in 1999, Screen Acid features many of the most popular acid jazz groups of the late '90s covering well-known film and television theme songs.

The James Taylor Quartet are most prominent on this album, performing six of the 18 songs and choosing some of the best-known theme songs such as "Mission Impossible," "Mrs. Robinson" from The Graduate, and "Dirty Harry."

Other performers include Lovetrain, Kozmic Truths, Akimbo, Snowboy, Pippa and the Four From the Top, Van Groove, Goldbug, Flying Squad, Sockadelic, Corduroy, Wipeout, and Mother Earth. These artists perform more obscure theme songs; however, the performances are still quite impressive even if the songs aren't too familiar.

01 The Professionals - Lovetrain
02 Theme from Starsky and Hutch - James Taylor Quartet
03 Dave Allen at Large (Blarney's Stoned) - Kozmic Trooths
04 Mission Impossible - James Taylor Quartet
05 Rollerball (Executive Party) - Akimbo
06 New Avengers - Snowboy
07 Countdown (Calendar Countdown/Disco Conundrum) - Pippa & The Four From The Top
08 Angels - Van Groove
09 Top of the Pops (Whole Lotta Love) - Goldbug
10 Sweeney - Flying Squad
11 Graduate (Mrs. Robinson) - James Taylor Quartet
12 Cricket (Soul Limbo) - Sockadelic
13 Heist (Money Is) - Corduroy
14 Allegretto Per Signora (From the film 'Le Foto Proibite Di Una Signora Per Bene') - Wipeout
15 Dirty Harry - James Taylor Quartet
16 Riot on 103rd Street - Mother Earth
17 Goldfinger - James Taylor Quartet
18 Austin's Theme - James Taylor Quartet

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Anonymous said...

Ah, thanks a lot for this. You are so beautiful!!!

When are you going to put Marc Moulin?

What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".