The Yorkshire Film & Television Orchestra (Feat. Martin Connor) – Somebody Stole My Thunder

For those listeners who are fans of records like Spanky Wilson’s cover of “Sunshine of My Love” or The Gil Evans Orchestra doing the Hendrix classic “Crosstown Traffic”, ATA Records have a treat for you. They’ve been steeped in cinematic and library music for quite some time. Hell-bent on promoting the genre and carrying the torch of labels like De Wolfe, KPM, and more, they are doing the work of saints in Leeds, UK keeping the genre alive and kicking. Entertaining and educating with these types of releases, their latest output does just that. The Yorkshire Film & Television Orchestra featuring the vocals of Martin Cooper from Bugalu Foundation & Mind On Fire does a bang-up, top-notch job of a cover of Georgie Fame’s “Somebody Stole My Thunder”. Cooper stands tall with this performance as does the 10 piece horn section and their big brass sound. The flip side is a Ben E King classic covered by the Rachel Modest who makes her debut on the label. Another record that will be sought after in years to come. ATA has established their sound and to be honest, a loyal fanbase who like their library and big band orchestra sound (funky as you like) on their turntables and of course for their dance floors as well. This track originally appeared as part of their free download series Hard Work, No Pay with requests pouring in for them to be pressed up on vinyl. With this in mind, if you haven’t checked out their eclectic discography, we suggest you do so. Stream “Somebody Stole My Thunder” below and pre-order the seven inch, available on October 2nd in translucent blue (might have to search for it) and black vinyl.

Pre-order the forty-five here.

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