Teece’s Bit… Archetypes Of The Easy Unconscious

It’s been a while since we last heard anything from my fellow book and record aficionado Teece so I though I’d put that right this week and hand over the reigns once more. Take it away old chap…

Teece's Bit Header Feb 2016

Ever heard a tune for the first time and had an uncanny feeling you’ve heard it before? It somehow strikes a chord deep in your musical memory banks? There are a number of easy listening tunes which have this effect upon hearing. I call them Archetypes of the Easy Unconscious. These are the tunes our ancestors must have been humming to themselves as they crouched behind a rock, spear in hand, waiting for that woolly mammoth to amble by, and wishing they were back at the cave with their womenfolk. Subconscious tuneage from the stone-age dream-time.

Tunes like Perfidia, Caravan, Delicado, Patricia, Dansero, Guaglione and A Man And A Woman. These tunes crop up again and again on easy listening LPs. Deconstructed, re-imagined, re-interpreted, but always providing that tingle of strange familiarity deep in our musical soul. Blueprints to our collective musical psyche.

To accompany these musings here are some covers from my LP collection, featuring … a man and a woman!

After Dinner Music by Victor Young And His Swinging Strings
This version was released on Decca Records, no year is listed

After Dinner Music by Victor Young

Contrasts by David Carroll And His Orchestra
This version was released on Mercury Records, no year is listed

Contrasts by David Carroll

Ciao by Al Ciaola And His Orchestra
This version was released in 1963 on United Artists Records

Caio by Al Caiola

Family Favourites by Harry Breuer And His Quintet
This version was released on Audio Fidelity Records, no year is listed

Family Favourites by Harry Breuer

Around The World by Various Artists – Moods Orchestral Series
This version was released in 1967 on Philips Records

Around The World by Moods Orchestral

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