Marc Ronson & The Business International – “Record Collection” – Essentials
Marc Ronson & The Business International’s 2010 LP, Record Collection, largely flew under the mainstream music biz’s radar. This is a shame and a surprise – to begin with, Ronson was the mastermind behind Amy Winehouse’s success with Back To Black. He’s also an objectively top-notch producer. You can see his influence on Winehouse when you compare her raw, unrefined footage to what came out of the studio: she wrote the music and the lyrics, but many argue that he was just as responsible for the retro-soul Amy Winehouse “sound” so many people fell in love with.
Record Collection is a motley collection of hip-hop, reggae, and R&B influences. Also, Ghostface Killah. Most of the vocals are contributed by other artists – really, it’s sort of a “Mark Ronson & Friends” type album. It’s still cohesive and worth listening to. Here are my favorites:
Mark Ronson, The Business Intl. – Bang Bang Bang (Official Video)
Mark Ronson, The Business Intl. – Somebody to Love Me (Official Video)
Mark Ronson (feat. Simon LeBon & Wiley) – Record Collection
Mark Ronson – Record Collection – TV Advert
Mark Daniel Ronson is a British–American musician, DJ, songwriter and record producer. Ronson is best known for his collaborations with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lily Allen, Miley Cyrus, Queens of the Stone Age, and Bruno Mars. Wikipedia