Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jungle Talk

Today I thought I would share one of the most interesting and unusual tracks I've come across for quite sometime in Bob Chance's 1980 novelty cut "Jungle Talk". This tropical funk gem is included on Chance's 1980 album It's Broken. I first came across this record when I was record shopping at San Francisco's Groove Merchants record shop. One of the clerks was playing this track and I immediately became mesmerised by the heavy overall groove mixed together with the assortment of tropical sound effects. The record became even more interesting after the clerk showed me who was actually behind the tropical funk gem. I couldn't imagine that this funky track, which sounds like something from an artist like Manu Dibango, came from this complete "cheesy looking" one-record-to-his-name Bob Chance. It's safe to say that the rest of the record is not very good, however I still became sold with the heavy funkiness of "Jungle Talk". For those that enjoy this track, Groove Merchants has a few more copies in stock. Overall, the record makes for one of the most interesting of my personal collection. I would love to see someone license this and include it on an upcoming compilation. Until then, sit back and enjoy some "Jungle Talk" from Bob Chance.

Bob Chance - Jungle Talk


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1 comment:

Martin said...

A truly amazing slice of psycho-tropicalia. But did you not get down to the no-holds-barred title track on the flip? It's like Vangelis if he was from Finland, or something. In a good way.