Various ‎– The All American Powerhouse

Themes International Music ‎– TIM 1018
Vinyl, LP


A1 Alan Parker Sweeny Todd 2:05
A2 Alan Parker The Heister 1:55
A3 Alan Hawkshaw Getaway 2:36
A4 Alan Hawkshaw Speed Run 2:25
A5 Alan Parker Pressure Point 2:56
A6 Alan Tew Grand Central Station 3:02
A7 Mike Moran The Pick-Up 2:07
B1 Les Hurdle Soul Train 4:26
B2 Alan Hawkshaw Smokey Joe 2:54
B3 Alan Hawkshaw Grit Band Reggae 3:48
B4 Keith Roberts West Coast Horns 4:08
B5 Keith Roberts Overide 3:28


Driving brass and sax ensemble over funky rhythm section, playing tracks of various feel and style.

A1: Medium tempo ensemble jazz/rock. Build-up bridge 0.59 to 1.10.
A2: Medium tempo driving ensemble.
A3: Medium tempo solid beat with funky melodic movement over.
A4: Fast rhythmic movement. Full band feature with sax solo in centre section.
A5: Driving, dramatic jazz influenced full brass movement.
A6: Driving melodic full band feature. Non-dramatic.
A7: Relaxed rhythmic background with implied movement.

B1: Medium tempo soul/rock.
B2: Cool rhythmic riff with funky brass melody over.
B3: Cool rhythmic with movement. Funky jazz influenced melody on brass.
B4: 0.00 - 0.30 Rhythmic build-up to "West Coast" type melodic funk. Good brass editing points 1.48 to 2.07 and 2.50 to 3.06.
B5: Modern contrapuntal melody over medium tempo moving rhythm. Full band climax 0.48 to 1, 1.38 to 1.50 and 3.08 to 3.20


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November 18, 2016
You're right i pay expensive price to get it and the whole album is a goofy but the Track "Soul train" coul be the only good song i will pay this price for this record. pure track !!!


March 4, 2014

I had high hopes for this one based on the artists and the theme, but I found the whole album a little too goofy.