Wooolooomoooloooo! Our friends from Paris DJ’s just released a new mixtape, made of versions and revamps from the best sounds of 1984, You better downoad it and play it LOUD, this is your weekend soundtrack, you’re going to sweat the night away! Check those 12 tracks they’re bomb!

 

1984 is the tipping point, the limit before things start to go really sideways for a few years in music… Out of the 12 tracks we picked here, two were already released in 1982 on small labels or pressings, and one was recorded live in Japan in 1983, so we’re cheating a little bit. But the point is to make this mix of covers from 1984 enjoyable to the ears, right? It doesn’t really matter, we found our way with some colorful doo-wop, reggae, blues, gospel, new-wave, p-funk, jazz and hip hop cover songs all from records released in 1984! Next week-end we should host a new Afrotropik mix from Loik and the next one we’ll put up the follow-up to this yearly series, while every day of the week we’ll release a new musical T-shirt in our “Wearplay” series, so stay connected!

Tracklisting :
01. The Persuasions – You Can Have Her
(from ‘No Frills’ album, 1984 / Rounder)
BILL COOK cover, charted by Roy Hamilton in 1961, Sam Neely in 1974, it has also been recorded by Elvis Presley, more info on wikipedia
02. Winston Curtis – Be Thankful ( For What You’ve Got )
(from ‘Be Thankful’ 12 inch, 1984 / World International)
WILLIAM DEVAUGHN cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Sister Carol – Jah Is Mine
(from ‘Black Cinderella’ album, 1984 / Jah Life)
MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL MCCARTNEY cover, more info on wikipedia
04. Delroy Wilson – Is It Because I’m Black
(from ‘Worth Your Weight In Gold’ album, 1984 / Burning Sounds)
SYL JOHNSON cover, more info on wikipedia
05. Johnny Adams – I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
(from ‘From The Heart’ album, 1984 / Rounder)
ANN PEEBLES cover, written by Al Jackson Jr. & Timothy Matthews, more info on wikipedia
06. The Staple Singers – Slippery People
(from ‘Turning Point’ album, 1984 / Private I)
TALKING HEADS cover, more info on wikipedia
07. The Flying Lizards – Sex Machine
(from ‘Top Ten’ album, 1984 / Statik)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger – Midnight Hour
(from ‘The Saga Continues…’ album, 1984 / Warner Bros.)
WILSON PICKETT cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Screamin’ Tony Baxter – Get Up Offa That Thing (Godfather II)
(from ‘Get Up Offa That Thing (Godfather II)’ 12 inch, 1984 / 4th & Broadway)
JAMES BROWN tribute, more info on wikipedia
10. The Rock Steady Crew – It’s Just Begun
(from ‘Ready For Battle’ album, 1984 / Charisma)
JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Saâda Bonaire – Funky Way
(from ‘You Could Be More As You Are’ 12 inch, 1984 / EMI)
J.J. CALE “Ride Me High” cover, more info on wikipedia
12. Mal Waldron – Suicide Is Painless
(from ‘Breaking New Ground’ album, 1984 / Eastwind)
JOHNNY MANDEL & MIKE ALTMAN cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 48mn 50s

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