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Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1964 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.5

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1964 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol.5
(MP3 Podcast on 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

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

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