Vinyl Dynamite #46: Instrumental Grooves

Martial Solal Joue Michel Magne - "Electrode" (1968)

Ready for another magic carpet ride through vinyl paradise? Well, I'm sorry I can't provide that for you.  How about an absent-minded stroll through vinyl mediocrity? Great - let's go!

OK. I kid.  Some of these are quite good.  Don't forget you can not only listen to these tracks, but right click to download them as well.  Enjoy.

Costanzo Cano - "Caravan" (1956)

Caravan is easily the most covered song in the easy listening universe.  Bongo extraordinaire Costanzo delivers a worthy version.  Plus, I can't help it - I really dig this groovy album cover.

Sven Libaek - "Music for Eels" (1973)

This soundtrack to an early seventies shark documentary got a second life when it was used in the film Life Aquatic.  It's actually pretty badass - which is why I've got the whole album available for download.  I know - my generosity knows no bounds.


Stereo Extreme - The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow - "Expresso" (1972)

The Players Association - "Ride the Groove" (1979)

It is with deep regret that I can't give you better resolution on these pictures - I don't actually own the vinyl... and my understanding is that few, if anyone, still does. It came out in 1966 and featured Bob Keane in the guise of his swingin' alter-ego Verrill Keene. No one bought it, even with the sexy spread on the back.  It was re-released on CD back in 1996 and hasn't been seen or heard since.  If you have this one, you're in possession of a rare gem - please scan and share!

Verrill Keane - "Velvet Waters"


  1. Lots of copies of Verrill Keene (LP or CD) on eBay!

  2. Ride the Groove isn't really an instrumental, but it's so groovy that I'll forgive you.

  3. More Verrill Keene scans http://vitacongusto.blogspot.com/2010/09/verrill-keene-afternoon-affaire-on_05.html

  4. I want to see Verrill Keene's want ad for office help.

  5. Great stuff. I've got a couple Jack Costanza albums. The Keene didn't sound too hot to me.

  6. Thanks for that Inner Space record! That is some damned fine music.