I'll be going off line for a while . I want to thank everyone who has viewed my blog over the last year or so. It has been very therapeutic for me to talk about the things I like and to discover other people out there who enjoy the same sort of things I do.

It has been a hard year for me because of the earthquakes in our town . Nearly everyone I know lost something in the disaster and we all lost a great little city. Having this blog helped focus my mind on happier things.

Take care everyone I'm sure I'll be back in one form or another.

One Minute Wonders

One Minute Wonder Group 5

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One Minute Wonder Group 2

One Minute Wonder Group 1

Unlike European library labels American libraries where quite utilitarian and often produced music in 60 second, 30 second and 12 second chunks.

So in this post I have put some sixty second tracks together in ten minute groups so you can savour the range and scope of these one minute wonders without having to change the tracks. I've mixed them up randomly so that they keep your interest.

The tracks come from various libraries from the early seventies to the late eighties. I hope they demonstrate the wide range of music covered, Funk, Easy Grooves, Moog, glamour holiday pieces and even some psych garage rock.

What I find surprising is how some of these tracks have all the drama and dynamics of a great track compressed into 60 seconds. Captivating intros, answer and response instrumentation , solos and big finishes packed into a mere minute.