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The Blank Generation - Blank Tapes NYC 1971 - 1985
Artist
Bob Blank
Label
Strut
Catalogue Number
STRUT053
Release Date
February 2, 2010

The first ever album retrospective of one of New York’s most revered of all producers, Bob Blank, this album traces the history of his independent studio, Blank Tapes, one of the city’s most important creative dens during the vibrant arts scene of the mid-‘70s to mid-‘80s.

An album celebrating one of New York’s all-time great independent producers, Bob Blank. Music ranges from classic disco (Bumblebee Unlimited, Fonda Rae) to the rock funk of James Blood Ulmer and a rare acetate from Sun Ra.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Once You Got Me Going 6:29 Buy

    Once You Got Me Going

  2. 2 Music Trance 5:01 Buy

    Music Trance

  3. 3 Crystalized 3:34 Buy

    Crystalized

  4. 4 A Cruise To The Moon 3:51 Buy

    A Cruise To The Moon

  5. 5 State Of Art 3:39 Buy

    State Of Art

  6. 6 Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher 4:20 Buy

    Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher

  7. 7 Where Pathways Meet (Unreleased Acetate Mix) 6:26 Buy

    Where Pathways Meet (Unreleased Acetate Mix)

  8. 8 Itching For Love (Unreleased Segio Munzabai M+M Mix) 7:37 Buy

    Itching For Love (Unreleased Segio Munzabai M+M Mix)

  9. 9 Over Like A Fat Rat 5:07 Buy

    Over Like A Fat Rat

  10. 10 It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Mix) 6:50 Buy

    It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Mix)

  11. 11 Together Forever 7:18 Buy

    Together Forever

  12. 12 Wax The Van (Jon's Dub) 8:26 Buy

    Wax The Van (Jon's Dub)

  13. 13 Emile (Night Rate) 6:45 Buy

    Emile (Night Rate)

  14. 14 Huevo Dancing (Vocal Version) 8:03 Buy

    Huevo Dancing (Vocal Version)

  15. 15 Lovin' Your Good Thing Away 5:49 Buy

    Lovin' Your Good Thing Away

Track List: LP

A1 Debby Blackwel – Once You Got Me Going 6:34
A2 Charanga 76 – Music Trance 5:02
A3 Milton Hamilton – Crystalized 3:34
A4 Lydia Lunch – A Cruise To The Moon 3:51

B1 The Necessaries – State Of The Art 3:38
B2 James Blood Ulmer – Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher 4:21
B3 Sun Ra – Where Pathways Meet (Unreleased Acetate Mix) 6:28

C1 Mikki – Itching For Love (M+M Mix/John Morales Re-Edit) 7:10
C2 Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat 5:14
C3 Gladys Knight – It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Mix) 6:50

D1 Exodus – Together Forever 7:15
D2 Lola – Wax The Van (Jon's Dub) 7:14
D3 Aural Exciters – Emile (Night Rate) 6:42

Track List: CD

  1. Debby Blackwel – Once You Got Me Going 6:34
  2. Charanga 76 – Music Trance 5:02
  3. Milton Hamilton – Crystalized 3:34
  4. Lydia Lunch – A Cruise To The Moon 3:51
  5. The Necessaries – State Of The Art 3:38
  6. James Blood Ulmer – Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher 4:21
  7. Sun Ra – Where Pathways Meet (Unreleased Acetate Mix) 6:28
  8. Mikki – Itching For Love (M+M Mix/John Morales Re-Edit) 7:10
  9. Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat 5:14
  10. Gladys Knight – It's A Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Mix) 6:50
  11. Exodus – Together Forever 7:15
  12. Lola – Wax The Van (Jon's Dub) 7:14
  13. Aural Exciters – Emile (Night Rate) 6:42

Bob Blank

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