Late Night Tales Presents After Dark: Nightshift - Various Artists on 2LP
Late Night Tales welcomed back the cult figure and ultimate musical connoisseur Bill Brewster to compile his second episode of the After Dark series in 2014. An obscure and timeless DJ led journey - After Dark: Nightshift once again finds Brewster armed with a sensitivity and sense of occasion that few other artists possess.
Delivering another batch of slow cooked musical stews, making sure the tempo stays nice and steady and the emphasis is on funk, soul, grits and corn fried chicken, Brewster did so much digging, Late Night Tales had to hire a forklift truck and tractor. Among the unreleased nuggets, there's the Fernando mix of The Detachments; inordinate excitement about Gino Fontaine, a tune which languished in Andy Meecham's Stafford catacombs.
Also unearthed are some hitherto secret recordings between Robert Fripp and The Grid, and there are also some proper club faves here, too, like the daft but brilliant "Mopedbart" by Hubbabubbaklubb and the luminous "Boutade" by Mugwump, as well as killer oldies like Salsoul Invention and General Lee.