John Cameron Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
One of the great British films of all time, Ken Loach's 'Kes' is an atmospheric classic for any of us who grew up in the North of England but the soundtrack by John Cameron is equally evocative. He put together a crack jazz line up to get into the heart of the film and so the soundtrack will appeal to jazz as well as film buffs. A beautiful daydream antidote to an all too real South Yorkshire nightmare. This is the real thing. This is beauty so fragile it hurts" says Jarvis Cocker in his liner notes.
Reissue fanatics Be With Records have recently snapped up the rights to some releases from the catalogue of KPM Music Recorded Library. KPM specialised in - yep - library music, so it’s no surprise to find a few records by the BBC’s Keith Mansfield on their roster. On 1973’s Voices In Harmony Mansfield is joined by John Cameron for a selection of David Axelrod-ish incidentals.
Having left Cambridge’s Jazz scene John Cameron went straight on to arranging music for Donovan and moved into working with acts such as Hot Chocolate and Cilla Black. Aside from being responsible for the Led Zeppelin instrumental on TOTP Cameron made some incredible film soundtracks, including for Ken Loach’s Kes and this smokey jazz encrusted zombie biker film Psychomania.