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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Friends & Family Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-02-15

For quite some time we wanted to cook a new "extravaganza" mix digging into the vast selection of current artists, bands and producers from the unique "Paris DJs universe". We started gathering recent and upcoming releases from friends, from people we’ve worked with in the past, from many of those musicians who just kill it out there, while being unheard on the radio. It would be impossible to feature them all in one mix, so we stopped at 50 tunes, from 50 different artists and 50 different records. Then we sorted them out by country of origin and found out half were coming from the USA! Maybe you haven’t heard of all those bands yet. How come? It really is a mystery. Anyway we cut the selection in two halves of 25 track each, and here’s a two-hours long selection of Paris DJs’ American friends & family for you to enjoy. And of course we’ll be back soon with another two-hours platter, of many more friends from all over the rest of the world!

Tracklisting :
01. RSI-MSK - Rubicon
(from '001' 10 inch, 2016 / Drumetrics)
02. Mykal Rose - You Never Know (Moog Version)
(from 'Sidewalk Steppa' album, 2016 / Foreign Key)
03. The Echocentrics - Echo Hotel
(from 'Echo Hotel' album, 2016 / Nacional)
04. Club d'Elf - Hegaz
(from 'Live At Club Helsinki' album, 2016 / Face Pelt)
05. The Azmaris - Yekatit (Mulatu Astake cover)
(from 'Yekati' free download, 2016 / Level One Studios)
06. Dexter Story - Lalibela (Jeremy Sole Remix)
(from 'Wondem (Remixed)' album, 2016 / Soundway)
07. Los Terrificos - Viva La Robolucion
(from 'Go South / Vaya Pa'l Sur' album, 2016 / Peace & Rhythm)
08. Amendola vs Blades - 32nd Street
(from 'Greatest Hits' album, 2016 / SAZi)
09. The Olympians - Sirens of Jupiter
(from 'The Olympians' album, 2016 / Daptone)
10. Lettuce - 116th St.
(from 'Mt. Crushmore' 12 inch, 2016 / Lettuce)
11. Third Root - The Revolution Won't Go Viral feat. Bavu Blakes
(from 'LIBERTAD' album, 2016 / Third Root)
12. Money Chicha - Lamento en la Selva
(from 'Money Chicha' album, 2016 / Vampisoul)
13. Orgone - Meat Machin
(from 'Beyond The Sun' album, 2016 / Colemine)
14. Brownout - Iron Leg (Mickey & The Soul Generation cover)
(from 'Iron Leg' free download, 2016 / Level One Studios)
15. Ocote Sol Sounds - A Pesar La Vida feat. Chico Mann & Quantic
(from 'A Pesar La Vida' 7 inch, 2016 / Wonderwheel)
16. Soul Scratch - Fireside Lounge
(from 'Pushing Fire' album, 2017 / Colemine)
17. Magic in Threes - For The Champ
(from 'IV' album, 2016 / G.E.D. Soul)
18. The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - Face
(from 'Out On The Coast' album, 2016 / Colemine)
19. Bosq Y La Candela All-Stars - San José 51 feat. Tempo Alomar
(from 'San José 51' album, 2016 / Candela)
20. Jungle Fire - Jambu
(from 'Jambu' album, 2017 / Nacional)
21. Hard Proof - Men of Trouble
(from 'Stinger' album, 2017 / Modern Outsider)
22. Black Market Brass - Half a Cig
(from 'Cheat and Start a Fight' album, 2016 / Secret Stash)
23. Substantial - Tony Stanza feat. Tonedeff and Marcus D
(from 'The Past Is Always Present in the Future' album, 2017 / Hipnott)
24. Orkesta Mendoza - Redoble
(from '¡Vamos A Guarachar!' album, 2016 / Glitterbeat)
25. Super Hi-Fi - Verse Chorus Verse (Doctor Sub Rmx)
(from 'Super Hi-Fi Plays Nirvana' album, 2016 / Very Special)
Total time : 102mn 42s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix and a track-by-track commentary are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Friends_and_Family_Vol_1.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 9:29am EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1983 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.24
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-30

Things have been jumpy lately. The hard drive where ParisDJs.com was hosted died, we had to move to a new server and re-install all the backup. The website has been unavailable for a couple of weeks but we're back up finally, and it was high time we put up this selection of covers from the year 1983, which has been finished for a couple of months already! As you can imagine, since we're approaching the middle of the 1980s, things ain't getting any easier. As a record store owner was telling us some while ago, in 1983 cheap synthesizers landed on the market, sounding as cheap as their price, eveybody started using them, so music stopped being that interesting globally. Which doesn't mean there ain't no gem to find digging the crates, only that the digging has to go deeper than before! And that's how this mix was prepared, through hours of checking releases from 1983, hoping to find interesting, rare grooves from that year, which were covers of other songs… Well we found a private pressing more than inspired by Stevie Wonder, soulful, funky or tropical covers of Weldon Irvine, Rick James, Captain Beefheart, Sly Stone, Al Green, Led Zeppelin or David Bowie, and an early Danny Elfman take on Cab Calloway which will inspire him to re-do it for the "Nightmare Before Christmas" soundtrack (as the "Oingo Bongo song").

Tracklisting :
01. Calvin B. Rhone - We've Come To Praise Him
(from 'Intimate Friend' album, 1983 / C.B.R.)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Bernard Wright - Mr. Clean
(from 'Funky Beat' album, 1983 / Arista)
WELDON IRVINE cover, first released by RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES, more info on wikipedia
03. La Famille - All Night Long
(from 'All Night Long' 12 inch, 1983 / Sanity)
MARY JANE GIRLS cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Kid Creole presents Coati Mundi - Tropical Hot Dog Night feat. Rubén Blades
(from 'Little Coati Mundi The Former 12 Year Old Genius' album, 1983 /
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Shango - Thank You
(from 'Shango Funk Theology' album, 1983 / Celluloid)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE, more info on wikipedia
06. Beau Williams - Love And Happiness
(from 'Stay With Me' album, 1983 / Capitol)
AL GREEN cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Massimo Barsotti D.J.- Whole Lotta Love
(from 'Whole Lotta Love' 12 inch, 1983 / Fuzz Dance)
Led Zeppelin cover, more info on wikipedia
08. C.O.D.- In The Bottle
(from 'Let's Break - Super Disco Break Dancing' compilation, 1983 / Bellaphon)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Big Ben Tribe - Heroes (Extended Instrumental Edit)
(from 'Heroes' 12 inch, 1983 / Starnight)
DAVID BOWIE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo - Squeezit the Moocher (Minnie the Moocher)
(from 'Forbidden Zone' soundtrack, 1983 / Varèse Sarabande)
CAB CALLOWAY cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 51mn 27s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | discogs | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1982 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.23
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-01-09

Even though it's a brand new year and we have many projects cooking for Paris DJs in the coming months, let's not forget our fan-favorite ongoing series of mixes of cover songs. We've reached now the year 1982, things aren't getting any easier. Madonna made her debut and so did The Violent Femmes. Michael Jackson released "Thriller", Prince somehow was already in "1999" while Talk Talk admits "The Party’s Over". Thankfully crate-digging can also lead to good surprises, as proven in this selection of blues, reggae, funk, disco, electro, P-Funk and new wave cover songs…

Tracklisting :
01. James Booker - Yes Sir, That's My Baby
(recorded in 1982, from 'Classified (Remixed And Expanded)' album reissue, 2013 / Rounder)
WALTER DONALDSON and GUS KAHN cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Sly Dunbar - Inner City Blues
(from 'Sly-Go-Ville' album, 1982 / Taxi)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Saint Tropez - I Want To Do Something Freaky With You
(from 'Hot & Nasty' album, 1982 / Destiny)
LEON HAYWOOD cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Derrick Harriott - Whip It
(from 'Acid Rock' album, 1982 / Crystal D)
DAZZ BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Pied Piper Of Funkingham - Clap Song
(from 'The Pied Piper Of Funkingham' album, 1982 / Chocolate Cholly's)
GASTON cover, more info on discogs
06. Derrick Harriott - Black Skinned Blue Eyed Boys
(from 'Acid Rock' album, 1982 / Crystal D)
THE EQUALS cover, more info on pitchfork
07. The Sequence - Cold Sweat
(from 'The Sequence' album, 1982 / Sugarhill)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Disco Connection - Rock Your Baby
(from 'Rock Your Baby' 12 inch, 1982 / Music Master Benelux) GEORGE MCRAE cover, more info on wikipedia
09. P-Funk All Stars - It's Too Funky In Here
(from 'One Of Those Summers' 7 inch, 1982 / Hump)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info wikipedia
10. Mad Professor - Kunte Kinte - The African Warrior
(from 'Beyond The Realms Of Dub (Dub Me Crazy! The Second Chapter)' album, 1982 / Ariwa)
THE REVOLUTIONARIES cover, more info on wikipedia
11. New Order - Turn The Heater On
(recorded in 1982, from 'The Peel Sessions' 12 inch, 1986 / Strange Fruit)
KEITH HUDSON cover, more info on wikipedia
12. British Electric Foundation - These Boots Are Made For Walking (Backing Track)
(recorded 1982, from 'B.E.F. 1981-2011' compilation, 2011 / Virgin)
LEE HAZLEWOOD cover, more info wikipedia
Total time : 49mn 32s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


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

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).

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

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_22-1981.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 10:59am EST

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 www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-23

Here we are in the deep sea of the 1980s hunting for cool and 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!

Tracklisting :
01. Bill Moss and 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 and 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 and 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 and His Brass Circle - Ain't No Stopping Us Now
(from 'Hot Soca' album, 1980 / Charlie's)
MC FADDEN and 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 and 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

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Jazz For Tiziano
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-09-05

Tiziano was one of the top backers of Paris DJs' third crowdfunding campaign during the summer of 2015. He choose the reward with the 15 CDs and the exclusive mix, saying: "I like the music you offer and the idea of getting an exclusive cooked just for me got me interested. I like jazz and experimental music, I grew up with rock. I ESPECIALLY like trumper (Jon Hassel, Paolo Fresu, Mark Isham, Miles Davis of course, etc.). So if you could blend your selections with some trumpet, some jazz…". Damn! This one was not easy. It took us months to figure out something fitting those directions, while still being essentially a Paris DJs thing. Thankfully, Tiziano was patient, and loved the mix. He also gladly accepted that we share an mp3 of it with the rest of the world, so here you go. Enjoy!

Tracklisting :
01. Ellis Williams - This Is The Call
(from 'Call to Battle' album, 2016 / self-released)
02. Jimi Tenor & UMO Jazz Orchestra - Naulamatto
(from 'Mysterium Magnum' album, 2015 / Herakles)
03. Todd Simon & The Angel City All Star Brass Band - Sidama De Cali
(from 'Footprints' compilation, 2014 / Jazz&Milk)
04. Tom Browne - I Never Was A Cowboy
(from 'Browne Sugar' album, 1979 / GRP)
05. Joe Thomas - Polarizer
(from 'Feelin's From Within' album, 1976 / Groove Merchant)
06. Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra - The Fourth
(from 'The Fourth' digital single, 2016 / Paris DJs)
07. Dr. Lonnie Smith - Play It Back feat. Robert Glasper
(from 'Evolution' album, 2016 / Blue Note)
08. Kamasi Washington - Re Run Home
(from 'The Epic' album, 2015 / Brainfeeder)
09. Jimi Tenor - Order Of Nothingness
(from 'Order Of Nothingness' 7 inch, 2016 / Philophon)
10. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Four Up
(from 'Funky Stuff' album, 1975 / Columbia)
11. Médéric Collignon et le Jus de Bocse - The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3
(from 'MoOvies' album, 2015 / Just Looking Productions)
12. The Harold Wheeler Consort - Black Cream
(from 'Black Cream' album, 1975 / RCA)
Total time : 61mn 48s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected and illustrated by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Jazz_For_Tiziano.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 12:55pm EST

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1979 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.20
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-08-12

20 years already! This series of mixes, of cover songs recorded or released during the same year, started with 1960, and we've now reached 1979! The 1960s and the 1970s have been fully covered — pun intended. For this closing chapter on the seventies, we've been diggin' heavily into Jamaican music once again, with reggae adaptations of The Drifters, Sam Theard, Ann Peebles or Bob Dylan, and a reggae/disco take on a Chic classic. But there's also a slowed-down but very groovy version of The Crusaders' hit 'Street Life', a really tight and soulful cover of Hot Chocolate, the traditional 'Misirlou' in nearly-cheesy disco fashion, a James Brown cover (there's always at least a cool one every year), Marvin Gaye revisited in punk-funk mode, or Lalo Schifrin on a worldbeat tip! We even cheated a bit since the last one, 'Mission Impossible' by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, extracted from a recent reissue of her 1979 album 'Press Color', was actually recorded at Carnegie Hall Studio in NY in 1980 — hinting at what's coming next : the 80s!!

Tracklisting :
01. George Faith - Please Stay
(from 'Soulfull' album, 1979 / Hollywood)
BURT BACCARACH cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Serge Gainsbourg - Vieille Canaille
(from 'Aux Armes Et Cætera' album, 1979 / Philips)
SAM THEARD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Hortense Ellis - I Can't Stand The Rain
(from 'Irie Reggae Hits' compilation, 1979 / Joe Gibbs Record Globe)
ANN PEEBLES cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Herb Alpert - Street Life
(from 'Rise' album, 1979 / A&M)
THE CRUSADERS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. T. Brothers - I Want You
(from 'Rockers Reggae' album, 1979 / Rasta)
BOB DYLAN cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Risco Connection - Good Times
(from 'Good Times' 12 inch, 1979 / Sound City)
CHIC cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ronnie Jones - Brother Louie
(from 'Fox On The Run' album, 1979 / Lollipop)
HOT CHOCOLATE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Houseband - Get Up Offa That Thing
(from 'Hot Enuff' album, 1979 / RCA)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Greek Salad With Gus Kamaras - Misirlou
(from'Disco East' album, 1979 / Gyro)
DICK DALE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. The Slits - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
(from 'Typical Girls' 7 inch, 1979 / Island)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Mission Impossible 2.0
(from 'Press Color' album reissue, 2015 / Light In The Attic)
LALO SCHIFRIN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 50mn 23s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

Credits :
Selected by Djouls with the help of Loik Dury (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork copied from Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.19

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.19
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-17

Damn things are not getting easier as I'm approaching the 1980s. In 1978 there's just SO MUCH of disco in the groovy records. There's also a vast amount of punk and pop/rock released of course, but that's not really what we're about in this series of mixes here. 1978 was not that bad a year, I could list many classic albums out by the likes of Frank Zappa, Elvis Costello, Bob Marley, Little Feat, The Band, Talking Heads, Rick James, Kraftwerk, Herbie Hancock, Chic, Devo, The Clash or even Sun Ra, for example, but the main event is clearly happening on the P-Funk side of things, with great LPs from Funkadelic, Parliament, Brides Of Funkenstein, Parlet , Bernie Worrell or Bootsy Collins, all released in 1978. You'll feel it in this selection of cool covers from the year, which includes P-Funk spin off act Parlet covering Parliament-Funkadelic vocalist Fuzzy Haskins' "Cookie Jar" (later recorded by Prince), R&B/soul group The Dells covering Parliament's "All Your Goodies Are Gone", and funk band Platinum Hook covering Funkadelic's "Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On". Definitively, 1978 was the year of the P!!

Tracklisting :
01. Soul Children - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
(from 'Can't Give Up A Good Thing' 7 inch, 1978 / Stax)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Jimmy Riley - Don't Leave Me This Way
(from 'Showcase' album, 1978 / Burning Sounds)
KENNETH GAMBLE, LEON HUFF and CARY GILBERT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Judy Mowatt - Concrete Jungle
(from 'Black Woman' album, 1978 / Ashandan)
BOB MARLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Parlet - Cookie Jar
(from 'Pleasure Principle' album, 1978 / Casablanca)
FUZZY HASKINS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. The Dells - All Your Goodies Are Gone
(from 'New Beginnings' album, 1978 / ABC)
PARLIAMENT cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Tyrone David - Mind Blowing Decisions
(from 'Mind Blowing Decisions' 12 inch, 1978 / D-Roy)
HEATWAVE cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ms. (Sharon) Ridley - Changin'
(from 'Full Moon' album, 1978 / Tabu)
JESSE JAMES cover, more info on discodelivery
08. Geoff Love's Big Disco Sound - Space Patrol
(from 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind And Other Disco Galactic Themes' album, 1978 / Music For Pleasure)
NICK INGMAN and JOHN KURLANDER composition, inspired by Star Wars and other movie themes, more info on discogs
09. George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Who Do You Love ?
(from 'Move It On Over' album, 1978 / Rounder)
BO DIDDLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Platinum Hook - Standing On The Verge (Of Getting It On)
(from 'Platinum Hook' album, 1978 / Motown
FUNKADELIC cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 46mn 46s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.18

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1977 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.18
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-18

1977 was the year of the Punk explosion, but it was also the year the famous Studio 54 opened in New York. Elvis Presley died during the summer, Marc Bolan followed in september, and "Saturday Night Fever" was released at the end of the year. On the albums front, besides the obvious P-Funk gems (Parliament, Bootsy Collins, Eddie Hazel), there were Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel, The Clash, Kraftwerk, The Talking Heads and Bob Marley. The times were A-changing once again… As for album, cool covers were getting scarce and Kiss was the most popular band in the USA. But that didn't stop us from gathering a full hour of handpicked funky and soulful versions of classics, all released during 1977!!

Tracklisting :
01. Houston Person - I No Get Eye For Back
(from 'Harmony' album, 1977 / Mercury)
FELA KUTI cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Paul Zaza - Le Payback (Instrumental)
(from 'Le Payback' album, 1977 / Baby Grand)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns feat. Maceo Parker - Up For The Down Stroke
(from 'A Blow For Me, A Toot To You' album, 1977 / Atlantic)
PARLIAMENT cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Mandré - Money (That's What I Want)
(from 'Mandré' album, 1977 / Motown)
BARRETT STRONG cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Rosebud - Money
(from 'Discoballs: A Tribute to Pink Floyd' album, 1977 / Flarenasch)
PINK FLOYD cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Patti Labelle - Funky Music
(from 'Patti Labelle' album, 1977 / Epic)
EDWIN STARR cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Everybody's Talkin'
(from 'Let's Clean Up the Ghetto' compilation, 1977 / Philadelphia International)
FRED NEIL cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Caetano Veloso - Olha o Menino
(from 'Bicho' album, 1977 / Philips)
JORGE BEN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. U-Roy - Babylon River
(from 'Brent Dowe - Rivers Of Babylon' 12 inch, 1977 / TR Groovemaster)
THE MELODIANS cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Philly Rollers - Strawberry Letter 23
(from 'Super Soul' album, 1977 / Springboard)
SHUGGIE OTIS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Biddu & The Orchestra - Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon
(from 'Eastern Man' album, 1977 / Epic)
NEIL DIAMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Eddie Hazel - California Dreamin'
(from 'Games, Dames, And Guitar Thangs' album, 1977 / Warner Bros.)
THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 56mn 23s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix, along with a track-by-track commentary are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.17

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1976 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.17
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-04-05

Some say that 1976 wasn't the best year for music. They might be forgetting many great recordings from the likes of Marvin Gaye ('I Want You'), Steely Dan ('The Royal Scam'), Grateful Dead ('Steal your Face'), Parliament ('The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein'), Funkadelic ('Tales of Kidd Funkadelic', 'Hardcore Jollies'), Led Zeppelin ('The Song Remains The Same'), Zappa ('Zoot Allures'), Stevie Wonder ('Songs In The Key Of Life'), Bootsy Collins ('Stretchin Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band')... It was also the year punk incubated and rap was created. Disco was everywhere and not only in clubs anymore, but reggae had also become extremely popular, and many classic records in the genre were released, for example by Burning Spear ('Garvey's Ghost', 'Man In The Hills'), Bob Marley and The Wailers ('Rastaman Vibration'), Bunny Wailer ('Blackheart Man') or Lee Perry and The Upsetters ('Super Ape')... If 1976 wasn't the best, and yes there is a lot to forget, it was still a very cool year to dig for music!

Tracklisting :
01. Dorothy Moore - Dark End of the Street
(from 'Misty Blue' album, 1976 / Malaco)
JAMES CARR cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Kellee Patterson - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby
(from 'Kellee' album, 1976 / Shadydrook)
BARRY WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
03. King Errisson - Sleep Talk
(from 'The Magic Man' album, 1976 / Westbound)
THE OHIO PLAYERS cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Esther Phillips - (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher
(from 'Capricorn Princess' album, 1976 / Kudu)
JACKIE WILSON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Ray Davis and The Button Down Brass - Superstition
(from 'Funk In Hell' album, 1976 / DJM)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Phoebe Snow - Shakey Ground
(from 'It Looks Like Snow' album, 1976 / Columbia)
THE TEMPTATIONS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Jesse Colin Young - What's Going On/Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
(from 'On The Road' album, 1976 / Warner Bros.)
MARVIN GAYE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. The Slickers - I Shot The Sheriff
(from 'Many Rivers To Cross' album, 1976 / Klik)
BOB MARLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Charles Brimmer - Your Man's Gonna Be In Trouble
(from 'Soulman' album, 1976 / Chelsea)
TONY OWENS cover
10. Harlem Underground Band - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Harlem Underground' album, 1976 / Paul Winley)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Alfredito Linares - Ain't No Sunshine
(from 'Salsa De Verdad' album, 1976 / Fonodisco)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 41mn 26s

All the original cover artworks from records played in this mix, along with a track-by-track commentary are available on parisdjs.com

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

Links :
Paris DJs : parisdjs.com | bandcamp | facebook | pinterest | soundcloud | twitter | youtube
Ben Hito : official | discogs | facebook