This is a post to highlight a newly unearthed discography item, thanks to 2bitpie.net reader Bertie. I received an email a few weeks ago in which Bertie stated:
I was looking at your discography because I have been a fan of Fluke for a long time. I wonder if you can help me: I have a white vinyl, single sided 12” with Bjango written on it but it doesn’t appear on your discography.
This was intriguing and I originally utterly misread the email and set a confused reply thinking it was the “white label”, not a white vinyl of the track Bjango by The Lucky Monkeys which, as most readers will know, is one of Fluke’s many aliases. After some cross-purpose discussion, I eventually forwarded the email to jUSTIN cREDIBLE who identified this as a different recording altogether. After a week or so (a surprisingly short time), I was able to track down a copy of this edition. It is, indeed, a single-sided 12″ white vinyl that looks like this:
As you can see, the label features a handwritten statement of “Bjango” followed by the signature “F” of Fluke spelled in Xs:
XXX XX X
The mix itself is previously unknown. I originally mistook it for the Original Mix, but again was corrected by jUSTIN:
This version is clearly (but slightly) different to the Original Mix.
The part which starts at 02:50 min – 03:32 min does not exist in the CD/ Vinyl Original version.
For those curious, here’s a sample which includes the portion not previously heard: Bjango White Vinyl sample. We’ll try and get this incorporated into the discography as soon as possible.