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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


Paris DJs Soundsystem - African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10

Paris DJs Soundsystem African Mashed Potato Popcorn Vol.10 - When Afrobeat Meets Jazz
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-03-14

This mix was cooked with only one person in mind: Collen Chandler, from Liverpool, who supported our 15 CDs anthology crowdfunding campaign and asked us to try on a when afrobeat meets jazz theme, mixing the modern & old with an emphasis on the modern. While preparing the selection, we found out this new mix fitted perfectly our decade-old 'African Mashed Potato Popcorn' series! Thankfully, Collen loved the mix, and let us share it with the rest of the world, so here's a new selection of African and African-influenced grooves from the past and the present. You might recognize some familiar faces, Dexter Story who came to DJ with us recently in Paris, Karl Hector who's done a handful of exclusive mixes for Paris DJs, a production from his brother on his own Philophon label, German singstress Bajka who've we been heavily supporting along the years, Berlin afrojazzfunksters Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers who first appeared on a Paris DJs compilation, Black Flower's afrojazz from Belgium, led by our friend Nathan Daems, the amazing Golden Dawn Arkestra from Austin, Texas, produced by Adrian Quesada, NYC's afrofunksters Ikebe Shakedown, or Dr. Lonnie Smith, who's back 45 years later on Blue Note with a truly great album….

Tracklisting :
01. Nabowa - Calm It Up (Space Dub) feat. Dexter Story / USA
(from 'Nabowa Meets Carlos Nino & Friends' album, 2014 / AWDR/LR2)
02. Dexter Story - Lalibela feat. Yared Teshale / USA
(from 'Wondem' album, 2015 / Soundway)
03. Super Cayor De Dakar - Dëgoo (Unity) / SENEGAL
(from 'Sopenté' album, 1997 / Popular African Music)04. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Kingdom Of D'MT / GERMANY
(from 'Can't Stand The Pressure' album, 2016 / Now-Again)
05. Roy X - Odoyewu feat. Guy One, Alogte Oho Jonas and his Sounds of Joy & Roy X / GHANA
(from 'Odoyewu' 7 inch, 2015 / Philophon)
06. Hidden Jazz Quartett - Soulosophy feat. Bajka / GERMANY
(from 'Raw and Cooked' album, 2016 / Agogo)
07. Onom Agemo And The Disco Jumpers - No Stitches / GERMANY
(from 'Cranes And Carpets' album, 2015 / Agogo)
08. Black Flower - Upwards / BELGIUM
(from 'Abyssinia Afterlife' album, 2014 / Zephyrus Music)
09. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Oasis (The Legend of Nathaniel Thorne) / USA
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' album, 2014 / self-released)
10. Ikebe Shakedown - Road Song / USA
(from 'The Beast' 7 inch, 2013 / Ubiquity)
11. Abahambi - Abahambi / SOUTH AFRICA
(from 'Freeway' album, 2013 / Black Pearl)
12. Timo Lassy - Green Pepper Strut / FINLAND
(from 'Love Bullet' album, 2015 / Membran)
13. Dr. Lonnie Smith - African Suite / USA
(from 'Evolution' album, 2016 / Blue Note)
Total time : 56mn 23s

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-African_Mashed_Potato_Popcorn_Vol_10.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.16

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1975 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.16
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-02-24

The majority of what's in the music history books about the year 1975 is about rock. Disco is now big in clubs and starts to make big waves in the charts too. But there'sz lot of other cool stuff in the margins. Our selection here is rather classic, with soul, funk and jazz mostly.

Tracklisting :
01. Oscar Toney Jnr - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'I've Been Loving You Too Long To Stop Now...' album, 1975 / Contempo)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ultrafunk - Use Me
(from 'Ultrafunk' album, 1975 / Contempo)
BILL WITHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Funky Stuff
(from 'Funky Stuff' album, 1975 / Columbia)
KOOL & THE GANG cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Isaac Hayes - Feel Like Makin' Love
(from 'Use Me' album, 1975 / Stax)
EUGENE MCDANIEL cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Hugo Montenegro - Caravan
(from 'Others By Brothers' album, 1975 / RCA)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brian Dee - The Look Of Love
(from'Hammond Excitement' album, 1975 / Polydor)
BURT BACHARACH/HAL DAVID cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Sir Walter - Who's Been Warming My Oven?
(recorded 1975, from 'Memphis 70' compilation, 2008 / BGP)
MACK VICKERY cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Melba Moore - Sunshine Superman
(from 'Peach Melba' album, 1975 / Buddah)
DONOVAN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Phil Flowers & The United Family - Smarty Pants (First Choice)
(from 'Some A Dis Some A Dat' album, 1975 / Longwood)
FIRST CHOICE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Akira Ishikawa - Pick Up the Pieces
(from 'Back to Rhythm' album, 1975 / Columbia)
AVERAGE WHITE BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Jackie Moore - Make Me Feel Like A Woman
(from 'Make Me Feel Like A Woman' album, 1975 / Kayvette)
CLARENCE REID cover, more info on wikipedia
12. James Last - Summertime
(from 'Well Kept Secret' album, 1975 / Polydor)
GEORGE GERSHWIN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 56mn 52s

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 1974 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.15

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1974 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.15
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-01-28

The year is 1974. Early disco is upon the music scene. Pre-selections of cool records with interesting cover songs are starting to become tighter. But no worry! The diggin craze (also called "Dig-Fu" in our inner circle) is infinite. The more music you know, the more you have to discover. Jazz, soul, reggae, funk, library music, New Orleans backbeat, fusion, Nigerian Afro-rock… there's no real big surprise here, just cool versions of classics with a whole lot of feeling, carefully handpicked.
Note : We played a sneak preview of this mix at our weekly 'Tour Operator' gig at Le Pigalle Hotel on january 28, just before Erik Rug and Grant Phabao's DJ set.

Tracklisting :
01. Nina Simone - The Pusher
(from 'It Is Finished' album, 1974 / RCA)
HOYT AXTON cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Willie Wright - Right On For The Darkness
(from 'Africa' 7 inch, 1974 / Hotel)
CURTIS MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Maroons - Rock Your Baby
(from 'Club Reggae' compilation, 1974 / Trojan)
GEORGE MCCRAE cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Charles Sherell - Soul Man
(from 'For Sweet People From Sweet Charles' album, 1974 / People)
ISAAC HAYES & DAVID PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Joe Pugliese - Theme From Black Belt Jones
(from 'Jazz In Focus' album, 1974 / Hoctor)
DENNIS COFFEY cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Brother To Brother - In The Bottle
(from 'In The Bottle' album, 1974 / Turbo)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Soul Messengers - Do It (Until You're Satisfied)
(from 'Do It (Until You're Satisfied)' 7 inch, 1974 / Horse)
B.T. EXPRESS cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley
(from 'Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley' album, 1974 / Island)
ALLEN R. TOUSSAINT cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Funkees - Break Through
(from 'Slipping Into Darkness' 7 inch, 1974 / EMI)
ATOMIC ROOSTER cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Rasputin Stash - Love And Happiness
(from 'Devil Made Me Do It' CD reissue, 2000 / Sequel, recorded 1974)
AL GREEN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Midnight Movers, UNLTD. - Long Train Running (Without Love)
(from 'Follow The Wind' album, 1974 / Buddah)
THE DOOBIE BROTHERS cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Jimmy Ponder - While My Guitar Gently Weeps
(from 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' album, 1974 / Cadet)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Bunny Rugs - Be Thank Full
(from 'Be Thankful' 7 inch, 1974 / Upsetter)
WILLIAM DEVAUGHN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 47mn 19s

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 1973 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.14

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1973 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.14
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2016-01-02

A new year starts and we can't be thankful enough for everyone who supported us last year. Now 2016 is here, rather exciting for Paris DJs. Many projects are in the vaults, quite ready to be released, including albums from Etienne de la Sayette, RacecaR or the Grant Phabao Afrofunk Arkestra. Also lots of new singles and remixes, of course. Some dub experiments should see the light too. And mixes of course! Your lovely podcast doesn't stop at 10 years of activity and more than… what!?? 5 millions of downloads already!! Once upon a time in october 2015 one of us was saying: "when a new mix reaches 500 downloads I'll pay the champagne". But let's not congratulate ourselves too much, the new goal is to reach the 500 mixes. This one is number 466. Cover songs released or recorded in 1973. Stay connected, we're here. And don't forget our weekly party t Le Pigalle on thursdays for some of our finest selections, in the flesh!

Tracklisting :
01. The Chambers Brothers - The Weight
(from 'Unbonded' album, 1973 / AVCO)
THE BAND cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black
(from 'Is It Because I'm Black' 7 inch, 1973 / Splash)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Calypso Steel-O-Rama Band - Java
(from 'Songs from the Caribbean - Volume 2' album, 1973 / Souvenir)
AUGUSTUS PABLO cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Brian Auger's Oblivion Express - Compared To What
(from 'Closer To It' album, 1973 / RCA Victor)
GENE MCDANIELS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Brown Sugar featuring Clydie King - Dance To The Music
(from 'Brown Sugar' album, 1973 / Chelsea)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Merl Saunders & Friends - After Midnight
(from 'Fire Up' album, 1973 / Fantasy)
J.J. CALE cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Bobby Womack - Nobody Wants You When You're Down and Out
(from 'The Facts Of Life' album, 1973 /
JIMMY COX cover, more info on wikipedia
08. David T. Walker - Superstition
(from 'Press On' album, 1973 / Ode)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Cleveland Eaton - Slipping Into Darkness
(from 'Half And Half' album, 1973 / Gamble)
WAR cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Claudia Lennear - Two Trains
(from 'Phew!' album, recorded 1973, bonus track from 2013 reissue / Real Gone Music)
LITTLE FEAT cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Denise LaSalle - There Ain't Enough Hate Around (To Make Me Turn Around)
(from 'On The Loose' album, 1973 / Westbound)
LEON HAYWOOD cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Sixth Sense - Don't Knock My Love
(from 'Super Funk's Mission Impossible' compilation, 2011 / BGP)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
13. The Undisputed Truth - Law Of The Land
(from 'Law Of The Land' album, 1973 / Gordy)
NORMAN WHITFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 54mn 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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_14-1973.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Paris DJs Soundsystem - Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.8
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-12-17

Gathering some of the best free download we could grab during the last 3/4 months, this new mix is quite eclectic, from hip hop to reggae, minimal afro-electro, funk, disco, post-punk, Ghanaian soul or Afrofunk. We keep on sourcing new music relentlessly. Hopefully DJs and bedroom DJs will find a few gems for their sets in there… and in all cases everyone is in for a one-hour-long trip of cool, new music!

Tracklisting :
01. Vanilla - Nana
(from 'Origin' digital album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on vanillabeats.bandcamp.com]
02. Ali B - Good Times
From 'Good Times' digital single, 2015 / Air recordings)
[free download on airrecordings.co.uk]
03. sUb_modU - wtr ngt nme
(from 'FELA Xpnsv Sht 40 Years Tribute' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on submodu1.bandcamp.com]
04. DeRobert - Got the Goods
(from 'Got The Goods' EP, 2015 / City Bump)
[download on citybumprecords.bandcamp.com]
05. Third Root - Justice Or Else (Prod. by Adrian Quesada and Matt Strimska)
(from 'Justice Or Else' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on thirdroot.bandcamp.com]
06. Reginald Omas Mamode IV - Sunshine (Al Dobson Jr Reprise)
(from 'Sunshine / MoneyMaker' 12 inch, 2015 / Five Easy Pieces)
[free download on fiveeasypieces.bandcamp.com]
07. People Under The Stairs - Nobody Cares
(from 'American Men Vol.2' digital EP self-released one track at a time, 2015)
[free download on soundcloud.com/peopleunderthestairs]
08. Missing Hito - Come Closer
(from 'Come Closer' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[formerly available on soundcloud.com/whoisqueen]
09. Time Is Fire - Violence (Brings Violence)
(from 'Time is Fire' EP, 2015 / Electric Cowbell)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dimsum66]
10. King Porter Stomp - Put Down Your Dub (Prince Fatty)
(from 'Put Down Your Weapons' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on kingporterstomp.bandcamp.com]
11. Super Hi-Fi - Q Street (Full Version)
(from 'Q Street' Digital EP, 2015 / Peace and Rhythm)
[free download on superhi-fi1.bandcamp.com]
12. Balkan Riddims - United feat. Jahricio (Blend Mishkin Remix)
(from 'United feat. Jahricio (Blend Mishkin Remix)' digital single, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on balkanriddims.bandcamp.com]
13. Mop Mop - Run Around ft. Fred Wesley and Anthony Joseph (Grant Phabao Remix)
(from 'Hits Agogo One' compilation, 2015 / Agogo)
[download on shop.agogo-records.com]
14. Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band - Me Ho Asem
(from 'Pat Thomas and Kwashibu Area Band' album, 2015 / Strut)
[free download on strut-records.com/sampler]
15. Kokolo - Ethiopia
(from '100 Fevers' album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on kokoloafrobeat.bandcamp.com]
Total time : 64mn 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 (Paris DJs) with the help of Pierre Raingeard (Le Ptit Bazar Free and Legal)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (Paris DJs)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook)

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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1972 - Standards, Versions & Revamps Vol.13

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1972 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.13
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-11-05

1972 was a great year for music. Most 1972 albums in artists discographies are really good ones. Artists such as Bobby Gentry had many country/soul crossover hits in the US in the previous years and influenced many others. Well that's what we felt as quite obvious while preparing this selection. But don't worry, we've kept it as funky and soulful as ever - Paris DJs' style. Excepted that we added this time a track-by-track commentary. We like our podcasts thorough.

Tracklisting :

01. Maxayn - You Can't Always Get What You Want
(from 'Maxayn' album, 1972 / Capricorn)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Roy Head - You Got The Power
(from 'Dismal Prisoner' album, 1972 / TMI)
VAN MORRISON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Ceasar Frazier - Hicky Burr
(from 'Hail Ceasar!' album, 1972 / Eastbound)
QUINCY JONES & BILL COSBY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Al Green - The Letter
(from 'Green Is Blues' album, 1972 / Hi)
THE BOX TOPS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Betty LaVette - The Stealer
(from 'Child Of The Seventies' album, recorded 1972 / Rhino)
FREE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Thelma Houston - Me And Bobby McGhee
(from 'Thelma Houston' album, recorded in 1972 and released in 1973 / Mowest)
KRIS KRISTOFFERSON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
(from 'From A Whisper To A Scream' album, 1972 / Kudu)
GIL SCOTT-HERON cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Candi Staton - In The Ghetto
(from 'Candi Staton' album, 1972 / Fame)
MAC DAVIS cover made famous by ELVIS PRESLEY, more info on wikipedia
09. The Ice Man's Band - Come Together
(from 'Introducing The Ice Man's Band' album, 1972 / Mercury)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s - Watermelon Man
(from 'Watermelon Man' 7 inch, 1972 / People)
HERBIE HANCOCK cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Kashmere Stage Band - Scorpio
(from 'Zero Point' album, 1972 / Kram)
DENNIS COFFEY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. The Staple Singers - I'll Take You There
(from 'Be Altitude: Respect Yourself' album, 1972 / Stax)
Adaptation from HARRY JOHNSON's Liquidator, more info on wikipedia
13. The Chosen Few - Trespassin'
(from 'Taking All The Love I Can' album, Maple, 1972)
THE OHIO PLAYERS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. Karl Bryan & The Afrokats - Money Generator
WILLIE BOBO cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 22s

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

Direct download: Paris_DJs_Soundsystem-Standards_Versions_and_Revamps_Vol_13-1972.mp3
Category:T.I.M.E.C. DJs -- posted at: 11:20am EDT