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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22





From a groovy/tropical point of view, Interesting cover songs from 1981 weren't that easy to find. The sound of Sly & Robbie, present twice in this mix (with productions for The Tamlins or Bits & Pieces), was an obvious choice, but we've also dug up for you some classic soul, early electro/hip hop, New Orleans backbeat, deep reggae and leftfield grooves. Even with the hardest constraints, the Paris DJs sound rises like a phoenix everytime (no Conchita pun intended).

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 22
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1981 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.22
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-11-02

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Tracklisting :
01. Thelma Houston - Don't Make Me Over
(from 'Never Gonna Be Another One' album, 1981 / RCA)
BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Johnny Clarke - Can't Get Enough
(from 'Can't Get Enough' 12 inch, 1981 / Art & Craft)
BARRY WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Prince Blackman - Rockers Delight
(from 'Rockers Delight' 12 inch, 1981 / Solar Sounds)
THE SUGARHILL GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Charmaine Burnett - (Am I The) Same Girl
(from '(Am I The) Same Girl' 12 inch, 1981 / Pro)
BARBARA ACKLIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Tamlins - Smiling Faces Sometimes
(from 'Sly & Robbie present Taxi' compilation, 1981 / Mango)
NORMAN WHITFIELD/BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Neville Brothers - Hey Pocky Way
(from 'Fiyo On The Bayou' album, 1981 / A&M)
THE METERS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bits & Pieces - Don't Stop The Music
(from 'Don't Stop The Music' 12 inch, 1981 / Mango)
YARBROUGH & PEOPLES cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger Troutman - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(from 'The Many Facets Of Roger' album, 1981 / Warner Bros.)
NORMAN WHITFIELD/BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Tarântulas - Saiba Ser Feliz (Don't Stop 'till You Get Enough)
(from 'A Música Não Pode Parar' album, 1981 / RCA)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Funky Stuff
(from 'Mambo Nassau' album, 1981 / Philips)
KOOL & THE GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
11. The New Age Steppers - Fade Away
(from 'The New Age Steppers' album, 1981 / On-U Sound)
JUNIOR BYLES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 54mn 51s

Original cover artworks :


Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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