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28 Mar
C-Saim
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I think there needs to be more “whistle and whoops” in music today. Actually I’m not even sure what a “whoop” is here, but all members of C-Saim are credited on this single for having provided them… Andy Bennette (on guitar, vocals, piano, whistle, and whoops), Bryn Daniels (on 8 & 4 string bass, whistle, and whoops), and Steve Brown (on drums, congas, additional perc, whoops, and whistles).

Their double A-side 7″ “Night Air” b/w “Give and Take” was released in 1983 on Summit Records (SUM 3T). It’s by all means an over-looked 80s classic and should be hailed with the likes of Haircut One Hundred and… Fun Boy Three (is that a compliment? I’m meaning it as one). “Give and Take” thankfully made an appearance on “The Sound Of Leamington Spa, Vol 3″ compilation, but “Night Air” is still only available on the single.

They had a website some years back through Andy’s publishing company, Night Air Music, but it was taken down. Thanks to web.archive.org, you can visit the site in it’s archived form here (some images are broken, but it’s mostly there). It has a lot of detailed info on the group written by Andy himself, so it’s good it’s not gone forever.

Listen to “Give and Take”

Listen to Night Air”

Copies of this single usually sell in that $30-$50 range, but I got mine for around $10, so it’s possible (but as you can hear from the vinyl rips, it’s it’s pretty poor shape). Octopusmusic.fr currently has some selling for 35,00 euro if you’re willing to pay that.

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  1. i have still got about 10 of these singles in mint condition if interested contact me at be@traka.com

    Comment by Bryn Evans — 27 Aug @ 9:49 am

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