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Make Five

by Bandtraxs

A rhythmic collection of danceable instrumentals with soulful overtones from the 1970’s. Whether you like Disco, Hustle, Philly, Salsoul, Crossover, Modern, Motown or Beach Music, this could be of interest. Play often and loud for best results.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Disco (R&B)
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1. Make Five
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2. Make Five (Alternate Version)
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3. Side Tracked
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4. Side Tracked (Alternate Version)
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5. Double Up
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6. Double Up (Alternate Version)
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7. A Little of the Big Stuff
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8. A Little of the Big Stuff (Alternate Version)
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9. Walk Away the Winner
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10. Walk Away the Winner (Alternate Version)
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Album Notes
If you enjoy retro sounding mid 1970’s soul, this Bandtraxs release features five new instrumental songs that capture the spirit of disco music prevalent around that time. These productions have been carefully crafted with respect to a period that gave us the likes of The Love Unlimited Orchestra, Gene Page, The Sound of Philadelphia, The Salsoul Orchestra and MFSB. The instrumentation remains faithful to a more traditional style of arrangement from the days when sequencing and midi did not exist. Although using modern techniques to record these tracks, the essence of the music here still sounds organic and collaborative.

The main influences for this music are the 1970’s and particularly the Philly Sound. Nobody will ever recreate that music successfully without the musicians who made it and arrangers that so eloquently added their parts to the songs in the first place. The likes of Bobby Eli, Earl Young, Vince Montana, Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris, Thom Bell, Richard Rome and Bobby Martin are a few names that come to mind, but there are so many other individuals responsible for that sound too numerous to mention. The writers, producers, musicians, arrangers and artists are greatly appreciated and celebrated here with my efforts to write and produce this material. And ultimately of course, it would be appropriate to write some lyrics and cut vocals on these songs at some stage. Stay tuned for news on that scenario!

And for those familiar with Manchester rock bands of the 1980’s, thanks and welcome on board Simon Moss on drums of ‘The Clouds’ fame on these sessions. And thanks also to Gavin Morris for his excellent work on the bass guitar.

Carl Dixon
Bandtraxs Records -

The official digital release: 1st March 2013

Album title: Make five
Label: Bandtraxs
Artist: Bandtraxs
Production: Carl Dixon
This compilation © 2013

Make five/Make five (alternate version)
Written by: Carl Dixon
ISRC: GBXNE1300001/GBXNE1300002
Duration: 3’ 51”/3’ 50”

Side tracked/Side tracked (alternate version)
Written by: Carl Dixon, Simon Moss, Gavin Morris
ISRC: GBXNE1300003/GBXNE1300004
Duration: 5’ 06”/4’ 51”

Double up/Double up (alternate version)
Written by: Carl Dixon, Simon Moss, Gavin Morris
ISRC: GBXNE1300005/GBXNE1300006
Duration: 3’ 52”/3’ 46”

A little of the big stuff/A little of the big stuff (alternate version)
Written by: Carl Dixon
ISRC: GBXNE1300007/GBXNE1300008
Duration: 5’ 15”/5’ 16”

Walk away the winner/Walk away the winner (alternate version)
Written by: Carl Dixon
ISRC: GBXNE1300009/GBXNE1300010
Duration: 5’ 55”/5’ 53”

Drums: Simon Moss
Tambourine/percussion elements: Carl Dixon
Bass guitar: Gavin Morris
Guitar/wah wah: Carl Dixon
Keyboards (organ/electric piano): Carl Dixon
Orchestral sounds (piano, horns, strings, harp, harpsichord, vibraphones, glockenspiel): Carl Dixon

Some elements of ‘The Drummers of Motown’ sample CD included featuring Uriel Jones and Richard ‘Pistol’ Allen on ‘Walk away the winner’

Some instrument sounds by The Garittan Orchestra and IK Multimedia Sample Tank

Recorded in England between 2009/2012
Mastered at Metropolis, Chiswick, London, 2nd January 2013, by Tim Young

Arranged by: Carl Dixon

Produced by: Carl Dixon

This compilation © Carl Dixon 2013
The sound recording copyright is owned by Carl Dixon/Bandtraxs


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