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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1965 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.6
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2015-01-25

The year this time is 1965, we're right in the middle of the 1960s. Frank Herbert puts out the first volume of his 'Dune' masterpiece, the Mary Quant-designed Mini Skirt appears in London and will be the fashion statement of the decade, Beatles & Stones are so big, while The Grateful Dead with lead guitarist Jerry Garcia play their first concert, in San Francisco. On the covers front, we've picked a selection of a dozen tracks released or recorded during the year 1965 and you can expect jazz, beat, R&B, latin jazz, surf rock, blues and soul grooviness all along. We're only reaching the first 10% of this huge project (which consists in doing yearly mixes of covers songs, starting in 1960 and ending today), so stay connected for 1966 is coming soon!

Tracklisting :
01. Gary McFarland - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
(from 'The In Sound' album, 1966 / Verve, recorded august 1965)
THE ROLLING STONES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Wild Bill Davis - Hit The Road Jack
(from 'Free, Frantic And Funky' album, 1965 / RCA)
PERCY MAYFIELD cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Graham Bond Organisation - Wade In The Water
(from 'The Sound Of 65' album, 1965 / Columbia)
Traditional made famous by THE RAMSEY LEWIS TRIO, more info on wikipedia
04. The Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running
(from 'Keep On Running' 7 inch, 1965 / Fontana)
JACKIE EDWARDS cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Ann Mason featuring Little Mac & The Boss Sounds - You Can't Love Me (In The Midnight Hour)
(from 'In The Midnight Hour' 7 inch, 1955 / Atlantic)
WILSON PICKETT/STEVE CROPPER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Animals - The Story of Bo Diddley
(from 'Animal Tracks' album, 1965 / MGM)
ERIC BURDON's humorous history of rock'n'roll from its humble beginnings up to mid-1964
07. Willie Mitchell - Twine Time
(from 'It's Dance-Time' album, 1965 / Hi Records)
ANDRE WILLIAMS/VERLIE RICE cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Herbie Mann - Jungle Fantasy
(from 'Latin Mann (Afro To Bossa To Blues)' album, 1965 / Columbia)
ESY MORALES cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans - Pipeline
(from 'Beat! Beat! Beat! Vol.2' album, 1965 / King)
THE CHANTAYS cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Mitty Collier - My Babe
(from 'Shades Of A Genius' album, 1965 / Chess)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
11. J. J. Johnson - No Particular Place To Go
(from 'Goodies' album, 1966 / RCA - recorded 1965)
CHUCK BERRY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. James Brown - Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf ?
(from 'Grits & Soul' album, 1965 / Smash)
JIMMY SMITH cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 35mn 12s

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 Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-16

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign where we raised nearly 4000€ to press a new vinyl LP, it was kinda obvious to balance our karma and offer a new mix in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web. So, what's the best way to start a mix or a compilation? A Brownout tune, of course! We've found a rare Rock-Funk-Latin-Psych cover of The Beatles by our friends from the Paris-Austin Connection, this just perfect. What else? Well there's plenty more… starting with onljoe, a dub/reggae act from the UK we discovered thanks to the Ghostwriterz guest mix last november, and a dub from their latest (free) single by pioneering UK dub producer/selector Nick Manasseh. More dub vibes are next with melodica specialist Art-X from Tours, France, soon followed by an extract from the latest Grant Phabao free EP, featuring Jamaican deejay Reggie Stepper - marvelous and with great dynamics! We then head towards South America, with the addictive Brazilian hip hop/folk from Lucas Santtana, trippy psychedelic cumbia from Bareto in Lima, Peru, and a cool remix of Seu Jorge by Captain Planet… before going geographically nuts in a La Sono Mondiale manner, with some afrobeat recorded in one day in Cologne, Germany by Shareholder Tom, with Los Angeles-based rapper Malkovich voicing the famous 'Make It Fast Make It Slow' from late 70s Ghanean artist Rob, with mashups of Orgone with Jay-Z or Rjd2 with Common!! Pfffeeeww what a trip. Third and final part of the mix is more roots, with some organ funk from Soule Monde, American soul from Monophonics, UK folk jazz from Sara Mitra and, to close this selection on a light note, some loveable pop/folk from Nashville combo Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors. Every one of those tunes is available separately on the web (check the links in the tracklisting), because some of the best things in life are free, right?

Tracklisting :
01. Brownout feat. Alex Marrero - Tomorrow Never Knows
(from 'All ATX Vol 2: British Invasion' compilation, 2014 / Waterloo)
[free download on kutx.org]
02. onlyjoe - Hold Me (Manasseh Dub)
(from 'Hold Me' digital single, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on onlyjoe.bandcamp.com]
03. Art-X - Melodica We Love
(from 'Style Ah Style' digital EP, 2014 / Brigante)
[free download on soundcloud.com/jeepman]
04. Grant Phabao & Reggie Stepper - I Came, I Saw, I Conquered
(from 'Reggae Specials Vol.6 - Jamaican Icons' digital EP, 2014 / Paris DJs)
[free download on parisdjs.bandcamp.com]
05. Lucas Santtana - Não Tenho Medo Não
(from 'Afrobrasilidades em 78 rpm' digital compilation, 2014 / Goma-Laca)
[free download on goma-laca.com]
06. Bareto - La Voz Del Sinchi
(from 'Untitled' upcoming album, 2015 / self-released)
[free download on bareto.net]
07. Seu Jorge - Mania de Peitão (Captain Planet Bootleg)
(from 'Mania de Peitão' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soundcloud.com/dj-captain-planet]
08. Shareholder Tom - African Beauty
(from 'One Day Songs (2014-2015)' album, 2015 / Büro.9 Music)
[free download on buero9.bandcamp.com]
09. Malkovich Music - Ambition
(from 'Pre-Boarding' album, 2014 / LABEL)
[free download on malkovichmusic.bandcamp.com]
10. Orgone - Nasty Hats vs. Jay Z - 99 Problems
[free download on soundcloud.com/templeofboon]
11. RJD2 - Ghostwriter vs. Common - The Light
[free download on soundcloud.com/templeofboon]
12. Soule Monde - Billy Martin
(from 'Soule Monde Free Download Sampler', 2014 / self-released)
[free download on soulemonde.com]
13. Monophonics - I'd Be Nowhere Today
(from 'I'd Be Nowhere Today' free download, 2014 / self-released)
[free download on monophonics.bandcamp.com]
14. Sara Mitra - The Secret Sorrow of a Travelling Man
(from 'Baltimore Oriole' digital EP, 2014 / Impossible Ark)
[free download on impossiblearkrecords.bandcamp.com]
15. Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors - I Love You I Do
(from 'Good Light' album, 2014 / Good Time)
[free download on noisetrade.com/drewholcomb]
Total time : 47mn 45s

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


Djouls - Sweet Little Paris DJs Boy
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-12-24

Christmas without a funky Paris DJs mix isn't the same. For this selection we've picked a few friends, of course: the eternal Shawn Lee, the unstoppable Laura Vane and the amazingly unique Super Hi-Fi, who all put out a groovy xmas album or single those last years. Then there's the annual Daptone Records holiday single, from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings this year. We added two gems from The Blind Boys Of Alabama, one featuring the great Mavis Staples on guest vocals and the much-adored keybards king John Medeski on Hammond B3 organ, and another lifted from their recent xmas album with Taj Mahal. James Brown is here too. The man left us on a christmas day a few years back so we can't pass on having Papa James featured with a soulful xmas song. A surprising P-Funk soul/blues thang appears too, from Southern Soul artists Tyree Neal, Adrian Bagher and Pokey, under the Louisiana Soul Brothas guise, and we close the mix on a reggae tip… Happy holidays everyone!!

Tracklisting :
01. Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings - Just Another Christmas Song
(from 'Just Another Christmas Song' 7 inch, 2014 / Daptone)
02. The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Born In Bethlehem feat. Mavis Staples
(from 'Go Tell It On The Mountain' album, 2003 / Real World)
03. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Little Town of Bethlehem
(from 'A Very Ping Pong Christmas' album, 2007 / Ubiquity)
04. James Brown - Believers Shall Enjoy (Non Believers Shall Suffer)
(from 'A Soulful Christmas' album, 1968 / King)
05. The BlueBeaters - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
(from 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' free download, 2014 / Record Kicks)
(Record Kicks, 2014)
06. Laura Vane and The Vipertones - Christmas Day with Me
(from 'A Very Unique Christmas' compilation, 2014 / Unique)
07. Blind Boys Of Alabama and Taj Mahal - Merry Christmas!
(from 'Talkin' Christmas' album, 2014 / Sony)
08. The Louisiana Blues Brothas - Santa Was a Freak Like Me
(from 'Yes This Is What I Call Southern Soul Xmas' compilation, 2014 / Music Access Inc)
09. Eek-A-Mouse - Christmas A Come
(from 'Christmas A Come' 12 inch, 2014 / VP Records)
10. Super Hi-Fi - Auld Lang Syne
(from 'Yule Analog, Vol.1' album, 2014 / self-released)
Total time : 31mn34s

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

Credits :
Selected by Djouls
Mix and audio mastering by Grant Phabao

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

Direct download: Djouls-Sweet_Little_Paris_DJs_Boy.mp3
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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1964 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-11-03

This idea of doing a loooong series of mixes covering half a century of music came to us more nearly two years ago. After so many 'Molesting Laura mixes and a blast of a dozen new mixes of covers at then end of 2012, we couldn't just stop there. Mixes of cover songs are cool by essence, since they're mostly made of familar tunes, but we thought of a twist: let's sort them out by year. Let's do a mix of cover songs for each year, starting in… ok let's say 1960. Now let's fast-forward to mid-november 2014 and we're already at the fifth volume in this Paris DJs series of selections of covers from the same year - this one from songs which happened in 1964.
As promised last week, we haven't forgotten to go dig into Jamaican releases this time, hence the appearance of Lee Perry, Prince Buster or Roland Alphonso backed by The Skatalites, and Carlos Malcolm with His Afro Jamaican Rhythms… tackling some classics into ska! You'll also get a heavy dose of soul with Alvin Robinson, Roosevelt Grier, Dusty Springfield, Quincy Jones, Shirley Ellis or Don Gardner (who's just made the news with a Tramp Records compilation!). Plus a bit of Serge Gainsbourg, who was borrowing from Nigerian percussion player Olatunji Babatunde at the time, with new lyrics… Of course this not the ultimate mix of cover songs from 1964, just a quick draw we made from the records in our vaults - which might explain the mostly soul & ska flavors in here!

Tracklisting :
01. Alvin Robinson - Fever
(from 'Fever' 7 inch, 1964 / Red Bird)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Roosevelt Grier - I (Who Have Nothing)
(from 'Soul City' album, 1964 / Recording Industries Corp.)
BEN E. KING cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Serge Gainsbourg - Joanna
(from 'Gainsbourg Percussions' album, 1964 / Philips)
BABATUNDE OLATUNJI cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Mother In Law
(from 'Ska Authentic' compilation, 1964 / ND Records)
ERNIE K-DOE cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Dusty Springfield - You Don't Own Me (Original Mono Mix)
(from 'A Girl Called Dusty' album, 1964 / Philips)
JOHN MADARA/DAVID WHITE cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Roland Alphonso & The Skatalites - Christine Keeler
(from 'Christine Keeler' 7 inch, 1964 / C And N Records)
BEN TUCKER cover (Comin' Home Baby), more info on wikipedia
07. Quincy Jones & His Orchestra - Hard Day's Night
(from 'Golden Boy' album, 1964 / Mercury)
THE BEATLES cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Shirley Ellis - Bring It On Home To Me
(from 'Such A night' 7 inch, 1964 / Congress)
SAM COOKE cover, more info on wikipedia
09. The Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford Quintet - What'd I Say
(from 'In Sweden' album, 1964 / Sonet)
RAY CHARLES cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Prince Buster featuring The Skatalites) - Perhaps
(from 'Fly Flying Ska' compilation, 1964 / Soulsville Center)
OSVALDO FARRÉS/JOE DAVIS cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Carlos Malcolm And His Afro Jamaican Rhythms - Bonanza Ska
(from 'Bonanza Ska' 7 inch, 1964 / Up-Beat)
JAY LIVINGSTON/RAY EVANS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 33mn 03s

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 1963 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.4
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-11-03

Fourth volume in our series of selections of covers from the same period, this mix focuses on the year 1963, gathering Jazz, Soul, Folk, Latin, French Chanson, and Rhythm and Blues interpretations of hits from the past of that time. Of course after 1960, 1961 and 1962, it's not a big big surprise to our listeners, and some cool versions of standards will give a feeling of a swim in charted waters: 'Hallelujah I Love Her So', 'Take Five', 'Comin Home Baby', 'Fever'… We tried our best to go diggin' further (without replaying tunes already aired on the Paris DJs podcast), and if this for sure is NOT a definitive statement of what a cover was then, this mix is at least a cool snapshot of some of that concept for the year 1963. The selection could have included one or two reggae/ska thingies though… we'll try not to forget the Jamaican island next time!

Tracklisting :
01. Terrell Prude Trio - Hallelujah I Love Her So
(from 'Princess' album, 1963 / Tangerine)
RAY CHARLES cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Pat Boone - All Shook Up
(from 'Pat Boone Sings Guess Who?' album, 1963 / Dot)
OTIS BLACKWELL/ELVIS PRESLEY cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Billie Poole with The Junior Mance Trio and Keny Burrell - Them Blues
(from 'Confessin The Blues' album, 1965 / Riverside)
OLLIE JONES cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Betty Everett - You're No Good
(from 'It's In Her Kiss' album, 1963 / Vee Jay)
CLINT BALLARD JR. cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Davy Graham - Don't Stop The Carnival
(from 'The Guitar Player' album, 1963 / Pye)
SONNY ROLLINS cover, more info on wikipedia
06. The Alan Price Rhythm and Blues Combo (aka The Animals) - I Just Wanna Make Love to You
(from untitled private press EP, 1963 / Graphic Sound)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Ike and Tina Turner - I Dig You
(from 'Dynamite' album, 1963 / Sue)
JOE SENACA/MAYNOR STEWARD cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Frank De Vol - Take Five
(from 'The New Sound of Frank De Vol's Rocking Big Band' album, 1963 / Columbia)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Sylvie Vartan - Ne T'en Va Pas (Comin' Home Baby)
(from 'I'm Watching' EP, 1963 / RCA Victor)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Quincy Jones - Comin' Home Baby
(from 'Plays Hip Hits' album, 1963 / Mercury)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
11. La Lupe - Fever
(from 'Fever' 7 inch, 1963 / Mercury)
EDDIE COOLEY/JOHN DAVENPORT cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Trini Lopez - Unchain My Heart
(from 'If I Had A Hammer' 7 inch, 1963 / Reprise)
BOBBY SHARP cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Solomon Burke - If You Need Me
(from ' If You Need Me' album, 1963 / Atlantic)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 31mn 38s

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 Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-16

Already the third volume in our series of eclectic selections of free tunes found on the web, this mix is as eclectic as ever. Things start on a rather relaxed mood, with an electro-pop Serge Gainsbourg cover produced by Professor Oz for his wife Nelo, before some surprising deep funk dressing of Australian pop band Animaux by our regular collaborators The Cactus Channel, and an inspired Ethio-Jazz song recorded and produced in a day by Shareholder Tom. We then head into a more groovy/hip hop part, with a new DJ Vadim rework, a very cool and funky tune from Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark's just released album (the former is from The Pharcyde and the latter from Jurassic 5 so get your ears on that LP asap!), a splendid rework/mashup of Jimmy Smith and Lou Reed by the one and only J-Rocc, and a new California-cool song from People Under The Stairs. The second half of this mix goes into rather unknown territories, starting with a song made famous by French singer Charles Aznavour, interpreted by Congolese band Orchestre Franco, and remixed by Greek producer Palov… The killer edit of The Emotions which follows (spotted by Oliver Wang on his Soul-Sides blog - thanks!) is quite a treat too, and we've also found a way to pick a second tune from the Golden Dawn Arkestra afro-psych-rock project from Austin, Texas - one you have to grab if you haven't already. 'Produced by Adrian Quesada' should be enough of an argument… The last quarter of this mix is rather on the afro-side, with a tune extracted from the just-released Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics album. This amazing combination of artists resulted in a killer live show last year, I'm wondering how the album's sounding. Someone please tell Strut Records to send us a promo copy! UK Afrobeat band The Fontanelles are next. Their album released last year on First Word Records is a neo-classic of the genre and even if the song we found is not available for free anymore, we couldn't pass on playing it to remind you how cool that project is. The mix closes with two end-of-program selections: a soundtrack-ish surf tune by an Israeli band, and an astounding rework of Danny Elfman's 'Simpsons Theme' by German hip hop producer Dexter.

Tracklisting :
01. Nelo - Comment Te Dire Adieu
(from 'Touche' album, 2014 / Miam Records)
02. Animaux - Alaska (The Cactus Channel Sp00ky Remix)
03. Shareholder Tom - Ethiopian Girl
(from 'One Day Songs' EP, 2014 / Büro.9 Music)
04. Governor Tiggy x Mary J Blige x DJ Vadim - Tears On My Pillow
05. Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark - Bouillon (feat. Del and Murs)
(from 'Slimkid3 and DJ Nu-Mark' album, 2014 / Delicious Vinyl)
06. Jimmy Smith x Lou Reed - Walk On The Spinning Wheel (J. Rocc Edit)
07. Kat O1O feat. People Under The Stairs - Summer Nights
08. Orchestre Franco - Je t Attends (Palov Bossanova Edit)
09. The Emotions - Blind Alley (Altered Tapes Remix)
10. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Masakayli
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
11. Orlando Julius and The Heliocentrics - In The Middle
(from 'Jaiyede Afro' album, 2014 / Strut)
12. The Fontanelles - Afrocat
(from 'Horns Of Freedom' album, 2013 / First Word)
13. Monti Fiori - Cantare Surf (con Eyal Talmudi)
(from 'Cantare Surf' 7 inch, 2014 / self-released)
14. Dexter - Homer Flip
(from '10 YRS MPM x HHV.DE' compilation, 2012 / Melting Pot Music)
Total time : 51mn 22s

Links to access the free download for each track and original artworks of all the 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 1962 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.3
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-09

Opening with a standard penned by Doc Pomus and Phil Spector for Ben E. King, this selection of (mostly) covers released in 1962 shows once again that classics are timeless. The sixties are still in the early stages and the global vibe is swinging, just starting to get a little poppy, as you'll discover while listening to the calypso, blues, soul, jazz and latin musical arrangements we've picked here. Pass the word if you like the series, we'll be back with a new episode by the end of next week...

Tracklisting :
01. Ben E. King - Ecstasy
(from 'Don't Play That Song!' album, 1962 / Atlantic)
DOC POMUS/PHIL SPECTOR song, more info on allmusic
02. LaVern Baker - See See Rider
(from 'See See Rider' 7 inch, 1962 / Atlantic)
Traditional, more info on wikipedia
03. Harry Belafonte - Michael Row The Boat Ashore
(from 'The Midnight Special' album, 1962 / RCA Victor)
Traditional, more info on wikipedia
04. Nina Simone - It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
(from 'Nina Simone Sings Ellington!' album, 1962 / Colpix)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby
(from 'Comin' Home Baby!' album, 1962 / Atlantic)
BEN TUCKER cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Sam Cooke - A Whole Lotta Woman
(from 'Twistin' The Night Away' album, 1962 / RCA)
SMOKEY ROBINSON/THE CONTOURS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Aretha Franklin - Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
(from 'The Electrifying Aretha Franklin' album, 1962 / Columbia)
JEAN SCHWARTZ/SAM M. LEWIS/JOE YOUNG cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Booker T. and The M.G.'s - I Got a Woman
(from 'Green Onions' album, 1962 / Stax)
RAY CHARLES/RENALD RICHARD cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Tino Contreras Y Su Grupo - Caravana
(from 'Jazz Tropical' album, 1962 / Musart)
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Carmen McRae - Take Five
(from 'Take Five (Recorded Live At Basin Street East)' album, 1962 / Columbia)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Gerald Wilson Big Band - Milestones
(from 'Moment Of Truth' album, 1962 / Pacific Jazz)
MILES DAVIS cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Homer and Jethro - Tico, Tico
(from 'Playing It Straight' album, 1962 / RCA Victor
ORQUESTRA COLBAZ cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Harry Belafonte - Zombie Jamboree
(from 'The Many Moods Of Belafonte' album, 1962 / RCA Victor)
LORD INTRUDER cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 42mn 16s

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 1961 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-10-02

As explained in the 'Volume One', this series of mixes in the 'Molesting Laura' vein explores the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years. This selection from records released or recorded in 1961 (excepted for one exception from hte mid/late 60s) keeps on diggin' some old but never aging Blues, Calypso, Exotica, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and Soul. Hoping to see you next week, same spot, for the 1962 mix!

Tracklisting :
01. Sam Cooke - You're Always On My Mind
(from 'My Kind Of Blues' album, 1961 / RCA)
J.W. ALEXANDER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra - Tequila
(from 'The Best of Cougat' album, 1961 / Mercury)
THE CHAMPS cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Ernestine Allen - Love For Sale
(from 'Let It Roll' album, 1961 / Tru-Sound)
COLE PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Etta James - I Just Wanna Make Love To You
(from 'At Last!' album, 1961 / Argo)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Johnny 'Hammond' Smith - Ribs an' Chips
(from 'Stimulation' album, 1961 / Prestige)
More info on wikipedia
06. Jeannette Williams - Hound Dog
(from 'Andre Williams Detroit Soul Vol.4' compilation, 2002 / Detroit 1961 Records)
JERRY LEIBER, MIKE STOLLER cover, more info on wikipedia.
This was released originally in 1967, not in 1961, but compiled on Detroit 1961 Records… So it is indeed from 1961 - the label!
07. Harry Belafonte - Jump In The Line
from 'Jump up Calypso' album, 1961 / RCA)
LORD KITCHENER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Claude Nougaro - Le Jazz Et La Java
(from 'Le Jazz Et La Java' 7 inch, 1961 / Philips)
DAVE BRUBECK cover (of the instrumental 'Three To Get Ready'), more info on wikipedia
09. Mark Murphy - My Favourite Things
(from 'Rah' album, 1961 / Riverside)
RICHARD ROGERS/OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II cover, more info on wikipedia
10. The Three Suns - Fever
(from 'Fever and Smoke' album, 1961 / RCA)
LITTLE WILIE JOHN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Della Reese - Come-On-A-My House
(from 'Della Della Cha Cha Cha' album, 1961 / RCA)
ROSEMARY CLONEY cover, more info on wikipedia
12. John Young Trio - Take Five
(from 'Themes And Things' album, 1961 / Argo)
PAUL DESMOND cover, more info on wikipedia
13. Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra - The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)
(from 'VIVA Cugat!' album, 1961 / Mercury)
MOISES SIMONS cover, more info on wikipedia
14. James Brown - Hold It
(from 'Night Train' compilation, 1961 / King)
CLIFFORD SCOTT/BILLY BUTLER cover, originally a 1958 hit by Bill Doggett, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 42mn 16s

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)

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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1960 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.1
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-09-25

The 'Molesting Laura' series of mixes ranks amongst Paris DJs' most popular ones. With this new series in the same vein, we've decided to keep on exploring the concept of artists covering other artists' songs, but this time through the years! It'll be mixes of covers (the kind you're used to) but each one focusing on a full year of releases, starting in 1960, then 1961, then 1962, etc., up 'til today.

The concept of the cover is not the same in the early 1960s, after the Beatles and the pop explosion in the mid/late 60s, during the psychedelic revolution of the late 60s/earl 70s, in the 80s when many went for the cheap synths sounds (yes, some years in those 80s are gonna hard to fill), when grunge was so big in the 90s and so on… Of course this series is not definitive at all, just a viewpoint from Paris DJs' vaults of music. We're now working on the year 1965 and after and we might need help, especially for the 80s, so if you have suggestions don't hesitate to leave a comment or send us an email.

This selection from records released or recorded in 1960 digs into Blues, Exotica, Jazz, Gospel, and Rhythm & Blues. Expect a few surprises and stay connected 'cos this is gonna be a loooooong ride!

Tracklisting :
01. Felix Slatkin Fantastic Percussion - I Love Paris
(from 'Felix Slatkin Conducts Fantastic Percussion' album, 1960 / Liberty)
COLE PORTER cover, more info on wikipedia
02. The Incredible Jimmy Smith - Mack The Knife
(from 'Crazy! Baby' album, 1960 / Blue Note)
KURT WEILL/BERTOLT BRECHT cover, more info on wikipedia
03. The Kelly Brothers - He's The Same Today
(from 'He's Alright' 7 inch, 1960 / Federal)
ROSE WILLIAMS cover
04. Bo Diddley - Prisoner Of Love
(from 'Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger' album, 1960 / Checker)
RUSS COLUMBO/CLARENCE GASKILL/LEO ROBIN cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
(from 'Spoonful' 7 inch, 1960 / Chess)
WILLIE DIXON cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Don Cristobal y su Orquesta - Quien Sera
(from 'Recuerdo Tropical' album, 1960 / Video International)
LUIS DEMETRIO/PABLI BELTRAN RUIZ cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Peter Appleyard Per-cus-sive Jazz - Peter Gunn
(from 'Doctored For Super-Sound' album, 1960 / RCA)
HENRI MANCINI cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Juan Amalbert's Latin Jazz Quintet - Summertime
(from 'Hot Sauce' album, 1960 / Tru-Sound)
GEORGE GERSCHWIN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Don Pablo De Havana (aka Ed Lincoln) e sua Orquesta - Delicado
(from 'Cha Cha Cha Espetacular' album, 1960 /
VALDIR AZEVEDO/JACK LAWRENCE cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Roger King Mozian - Carioca
(from 'Spectacular Percussion' album, 1960 / MGM)
VINCENT YOUMANS/EDWARD ELISCU/GUS KAHN cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Dick Schory's New Percussion Ensemble - Caravan
(from 'Music To Break Any Mood' album, 1960 /
DUKE ELLINGTON cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Hugo Montenegro & Orch. - In The Hall Of The Mountain King
(from 'Bongos + Brass' album, 1960 / Time)
EDVARD GRIEG cover, more info on wikipedia
13. James Brown and His Famous Flames - Think
(from 'Think' album, 1960 / King)
THE "5" ROYALES cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 41mn 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


Paris DJs Soundsystem presents Some Of The Best Things In Life Are Free Vol.2
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2014-07-30

The gifts we've promised our crowdfunders are coming… soon… We already got the 45 boxsets (empty), the t-shirts, the posters, the test-pressings for the vinyl... only the final 45s & 2LPs are still to arrive. And then we'll ship to everyone who pre-ordered. Only a few more days… To soothe your impatience, here's a second volume of carefully selected free downloads found on the web, assembled in a nice and flowing mix. Because 'Some of the best things in life are free', once again baby. Enjoy the vibes, and go grab the tracks for free separately if there's any you fall in love with!

Tracklisting :
01. The Frightnrs - Never Answer
(from '12-21-12' EP, 2012 / self-released)
02. Os Originais do Samba - Falador Passa Mal (Bosq Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
03. Poldoore - Lush Life
(from 'Lush Life' EP, 2014 / Dusted Wax)
04. The Elder Statesman - Montreux Sunrise
(from 'Montreux Sunrise' 7 inch, 2014 / Bastard Jazz)
05. Eminem - Business vs. J.A.R. - Future Cuss Cuss Mix 2
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
06. Governor Tiggy x Dr Dre x DJ Vadim - Well Done
(free mashup, 2014 / self-released)
07. Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Push Na Ya
(from 'Unstraight Ahead' album, 2014 / Now-Again)
08. Simone Rubi - When I'm Down
(free single, 2013 / self-released)
09. Third Coast Kings - Black Cat Boogie
(from 'West Grand Boulevard' album, 2014 / Record Kicks)
10. Witch - Sunshine (The Bogart's Whiskey Barons Rework)
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
11. Spanish Gold - Out On The Street
(from 'South of Nowhere' album, 2014 / Del Mar Records)
12. Pleasuremaker (Afrolicious) - Mosquito Dance
(free single, 2014 / self-released)
13. Radio Citizen - Did You Waltz
(from 'Warm Canto EP', 2014 / Rauschen Records)
14. Bio Ritmo - Codeina
(from 'Puerta Del Sur' album, 2014 / Vampisoul)
15. Golden Dawn Arkestra - Afropocalypse
(from 'Golden Dawn Arkestra' EP, 2014)
Total time : 56mn 57s

Links to access the free download for each track and original artworks of all the 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