Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase

By , April 7, 2015 4:08 pm

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Area Code 615

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Listen/Download – Area Code 615 – Stone Fox Chase

 

Greetings all.

As I was strolling through the back woods of the mirrors of my memory of the alleys of my mind (otherwise known as the to-be-blogged folder on the hard drive) I decided to drop something a little different today.

Area Code 615 was an aggregation of Nashville session heavies that got together and recorded two albums in 1969 and 1970.

Though their albums are both worth picking up for their groovy mixture country, rock and a little bit of soul, they were met with commercial indifference at the time of release.

Fortunately for the group, their legacy was cemented when today’s selection, ‘Stone Fox Chase’ became the theme for the UK music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’, and was later sampled by Mantronix and Royal House.

The sample-age has everything to do with the wild drums and percussion on the track, which is – for a large part of its playing time – basically a duel between various drums and Charlie McCoy’s harmonica. There’s a wicked breakdown, with congas, drum set and cowbell at around 46 seconds that is positively hypnotic, and then another, featuring kalimba and what sound like a table at 1:42 that is equally groovy.

Thanks in large part to ‘Stone Fox Chase’, the ‘Trip In the Country’ LP is a tough pull, not crazy expensive, but hard to find. Their first (self-titled) LP is also pretty cool.

I hope you dig the tune, and I’ll see you on Friday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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