Let’s see what I can whip up for you this week. Some old stuff, some new stuff. All good stuff.
“You Got The Love” – Rufus & Chaka Khan
This week I read a long interview with Ray Parker, Jr. He seems like a pretty cool dude and has had an amazing career. He wrote this song with Chaka back in 1974. I had never heard it before but he mentions it in the piece. I immediately listened to it, and immediately loved it. A reminder than young Chaka was a foxy force of nature. This was the first song Parker Jr. wrote that became a mainstream radio hit. He had a few others over the next decade.
“Princess Pouty” – Ian Isiah
I’ve read a little about Isiah. He is an interesting cat, for sure. And this song…well it is interesting, too. There’s some Prince in there. But I also hear a lot of Prince-influenced acts that came later in the ’80s. I don’t know that I love this song, but I definitely like it a lot.
“The Fair” – Total Revenge
Now for something completely different, this abrasive track sounds straight out of the mid-90s.
“This Feeling Is Disgusting” – Mourn
Iiiiiiiitsucks. Kind of sums up 2020.
“Summertime” – Drew Citron
Enjoy the last weekend of the summer of 2020.
“So Good To Me” – Chris Malinchak
No one should ever remake any of the songs Tammi Terrell and Marvin Gaye recorded together. There were too perfect and no combination of voices can ever match what that duo created. Seven years ago DJ Chris Malinchak took a few snippets from “If This World Were Mine” and layered them over some beats and synths. It was brilliant, both in its original sound and in how it honored a Terrell/Gaye classic.