Monday, 16 March 2009
COACH HOUSE RHYTHM SECTION - NO SUCH THING
To start this post off, I must say I was as little hesitant about sharing this. I absolutely love this tune, and had to search high and low for the 12". I was on forums, GEMM, Discogs and a host of other sites for far too much of my life trying to track this down. I sometimes still put a cheeky search out there to see if its about when I am on certain sites. Its definitely an early in the night number for me and I am still yet to hear anyone else play it, I'm not sure that I am looking forward to the day I do.
The Coach House was Eddy Grant's recording studio and the Coach House Rhythm Section was Eddy's backing band. For the (other) geeks out there, I have two Coach House Rhythm Section records, one (Nobody's got time 7") reads Coachouse Rhythm Section and the other (No such thing 12") reads Coach House, both are on Ice Records. Who knows if its just a typo or something to do with what they were smoking back in the late 70's.
A slightly different version of this song was released in 1975 on Torpedo under the name 'I'm coming home' by Marco. If anyone has doubles of this or even an mp3, I'd love to get a copy. Marco is another name used by Eddy and is the name of his publishing company, Marco Music LTD. I found a site selling it that has a soundbyte, you can hear it here until someone buys it I guess. Its worth noting that on the label, 'No Such Thing' is credited as an instrumental so I think 'Im coming home' is just the vocal version. Eddy did this with the disco not disco classic 'Timewarp'. The vocal version is called 'Nobody's got time' and you just need to listen to where he takes the instrumental to understand why it was labeled 'Timewarp'
Whatever it is, it's some serious heat. Released in 1980 this is Deep DEEP jazzfunk at its best. To read more about Eddy Grant click here
COACH HOUSE RHYTHM SECTION - NO SUCH THING 320kbps