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Roy Budd

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Roy Budd (1947-1993) was a British jazz and film composer, pianist, and arranger. He is best known for his work as a film composer, particularly for his scores in the 1970s and early 1980s. Budd started playing the piano at a young age and showed exceptional talent, becoming a professional musician by the age of 16.

One of Roy Budd's most notable achievements was his score for the 1971 crime film "Get Carter," starring Michael Caine. The soundtrack, featuring a combination of jazz, funk, and orchestral elements, is widely regarded as a classic in the genre. The main theme from "Get Carter" is particularly iconic and has been widely sampled and referenced in popular culture.

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Roy Budd: Brit Movie Soundtracks

Roy Budd: Brit Movie Soundtracks

In the 1970s, London had a second Swinging decade. While most everyone is familiar with the music-fueled pop fashion scene of the first Swinging London of the 1960s, those outside of the U.K. are probably scratching their heads when I refer to Swinging London Part 2. Instead of a music takeover, this one was by the ...

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Get Carter

Label: Cherry Red Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: CD1: Get Carter (Intro); Dialogue; Carter Takes The Train (Main Title); Dialogue; Lookin’ For Someone; The Race Track (Dialogue); Somethin’ On My Mind; Dialogue; Gettin’ Nowhere In A Hurry; Dialogue; The Girl In The Car; The Phone Call (Dialogue); Love Is A Four Letter Word; Dialogue; Living Should Be That Way; Dialogue; Manhunt; Dialogue; Goodbye Eric + Dialogue; Dialogue; Hallucinations; Goodbye Carter! CD2: Get Carter (Alternative Mix); Plaything; Dialogue; Hallucinations (Alternative Vocal Mix); Dialogue; Getting’ Nowhere In A Hurry (Instrumental + Dialogue); Love Is A Four Letter Word (Alternative Mix); Manhunt (Alternative Mix); Dialogue; Get Carter (Alternative Mix); Getting’ Nowhere In A Hurry (Alternative Vocal Mix); Hallucinations (Instrumental Mix); How About You; Get Carter (7¨ single version); Get Carter (Dope On A Rope Us Remix); Get Carter (De Few 2 Smoking Barrels Remix); Get Carter (Deadly Avenger Remix); Get Carter (Breakneck Dirtbox Remix) CD3: Mr Funker (M15-FB) (From Foxbat); Way Out M1 (SK 10) (From the Stone Killer); No Doubt (MC-M11) (From the Marseille Contract); Diamond Fortress (From Diamonds); In the Shadows (From the Stone Killer); Jazz It Up (MC-M4) (From the Marseille Contract); Free Tarrant (From the Black Windmill); Cassette Jazz (From the Black Windmill); For All My Days (From Kidnapped); No Cooperation (From the Black Windmill); Teacher and Pupil (From Paper Tiger); Main Theme (From Fear Is the Key); Love at First Sight (Theme from the Warsaw Concerto) (From the Sea Wolves); How Can We Run Away (From Something to Hide); Cresta's Song (From Soldier Blue); Theme from Aunt Harriet; The Carey Treatment (From the Carey Treatment); Versailles Exit; Who Needs Love Anyway.

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Article: Album Review

Roy Budd: Get Carter

Read "Get Carter" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


A classic movie needs a classic soundtrack, and composer and pianist Roy Budd delivered that with his music for Mike Hodges' iconic crime movie, Get Carter (1971). Without the opportunity of working with a grand orchestra, he made the most out of a low budget and tailored the sounds to the raw realism of the movie. ...

Album

Mama Dracula

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2012

Album

Blue Budd

Label: El Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: Pick Yourself Up; Girl Talk; Girl From Southend On Sea; Bluesette; Bossa Nova USA; On Green Dolphin Street; I'll Remember April; It Only Goes To Show; On A Clear Day You Can See Forever; Pavanne; Simon Smitth And His Amazing Dancing Bear; Waltz For Sandy; Call Me; Bye Bye Blues; Quiet Nights (Corcovado); It Might As Well Be Spring.

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Article: Album Review

Roy Budd: Blue Budd

Read "Blue Budd" reviewed by Nic Jones


If Roy Budd has any kind of reputation at all outside of British shores, it could well be down to the fact that he provided the soundtrack for the seminal British gangster movie Get Carter. At the time he was the pianist/leader in a trio with bassist Jeff Clyne and drummer Chris Karan; the latter appears ...

Album

Get Budd - The Soundtracks

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2005

Album

Carter

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2005

Album

Vigilante! - Roy Budd Cult Film Soundtracks 1971-1977

Label: Verve Records
Released: 2004


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