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

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1978 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.19
(MP3 Podcast on 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

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

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