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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21

Here we are in the deep sea of the 1980s hunting for cool & groovy cover songs. The Betino's Record Store in Paris pointed us towards Gnonnas Pedro's version of James Brown 'I Got You' but we we had mixed and mastered the selection a few hours earlier so it didn't make the cut. Someone on facebook asked if we played Snatch's version of 'Another Brick In The Wall' but we didn't. Digging into this decade is a different kind of fun than the 60s or the 70s, and we think we managed to find some very exciting numbers. You'll let us know what you think. And suggestions for 1981 and 1982 are more than welcome!

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 21
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1980 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.21
(MP3 Podcast on 2016-09-23

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Tracklisting :
01. Bill Moss & The Celestials - You've Got To Serve Somebody
(from 'Rise Again' 7 inch, 1980, reissued on 'Come On The Lord's Side' LP, 1981 / Jewel)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ruddy Thomas & D.J. Welton Irie - Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
(from 'Shake Your Body Down To The Ground' 12 inch, 1980 / Joe Gibbs Music)
THE JACKSONS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Richard Tee - Back Door Man
(from 'Natural Ingredients' LP, 1980 / Tappan Zee)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Ike Turner Featuring Tina Turner And Home Grown Funk - Shame Shame Shame
(from 'Party Vibes' 12 inch, 1980 / Fantasy)
SHIRLEY & COMPANY cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Joe Jackson - The Harder They Come
(from 'The Harder They Come' 12 inch, 1980 / A&M)
JIMMY CLIFF cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Ed Watson & His Brass Circle - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
(from 'Hot Soca' album, 1980 / Charlie's)
MC FADDEN & WHITEHEAD cover, more info on wikipedia
07. The Selecter - James Bond
(from 'Too Much Pressure' album, 1980 / Two-Tone)
MONTY NORMAN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Tighten Up (Japanese Gentlemen Stand Up Please!)
(from 'X∞Multiplies' compilation, 1980 / Alfa)
ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS cover, more info on parisdjs
09. The Flying Lizards - Move on Up
(from 'Move On Up' 7 inch, 1980 / Virgin)
CURTIS MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Maria Muldaur with The Chamber Brothers - My Sisters and Brothers
(from 'Gospel Nights (Recorded at McCabe's)' album, 1980 / Takoma)
THE SENSATIONAL NIGHTINGALES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 47mn 42s

Original cover artworks :

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (
Artwork by Ben Hito (

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