Quincy Jones – They Call Me Mister Tibbs

As it was the annual back-slapping awards for the multi-millionaire Hollywood actors last night, we’ve decided this week to bring you something which featured on a film score.

The film in question is “They Call Me Mister Tibbs” starring the fantastic Sidney Poitier which was the follow-up to the hugely successful (and critically acclaimed) 1967 film, In The Heat Of The Night.

The song we feature here is the film’s title track and was written and produced by yet another legend in Quincy Jones. This particular version (as you can probably tell from the picture sleeve) is the very rare Japanese pressing.

Like many of the other musical heavyweights we’ve featured before here on the blog, I could probably write a book on the life & times of Mr Jones as he has packed so much into his career (but there have already been plenty and no doubt do him justice a lot better than I could!)

Anyway, enjoy!

Los Mismos – Jefe Ironside

Happy New Year to you all, I trust you all had an enjoyable festive period and are looking forward to the New Year with anticipation  – I know I certainly am!

I’ve decided to bring you something a little bit different this week in the shape of this selection. Now as you know, I generally just post a picture of the actual record itself, however with the cover of this track being soooo damn groovy, I thought it only right I share it with you. I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks cool.

As for the track itself, well it’s a strange psych-funk version of the Ironside theme (originally composed by the legendary Quincy Jones in the mid sixties). It was released on the Absolute Belter label out of Spain (though I’m not 100% sure when – sometime in the late 60s I’d imagine)

Anyway, hope you all enjoy this absolute belter!