Various Artists

Dusty Fingers, Vol. 1

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The vinyl-based Dusty Fingers series is intended for sample hounds and lovers of the obscure. It searches high, low, and most imaginable points between for sample-ready material, whether it's oddball orchestral pop, rare groove, or a bizarre Italian film score. One slightly unnerving characteristic of the series is that short snippets -- typically just the break -- are occasionally provided instead of the full versions (thankfully this doesn't happen too often). Several series have provided a similar service, but few have dug this deep with such positive results. The first volume includes David Axelrod's "The Warnings" (it's actually "The Warning Talk, Pt. 1," one of the cuts from the first side of his Earth Rot album), Don Blackman's "Holding You, Loving You," Annette Peacock's "Survival" (break only), Ferrante & Teicher's "Lady Love," Donovan's "Get Thy Bearings," and Billy Brooks' "Forty Days."

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