samedi 6 mars 2010

16 Ways to Light My Fire

So, you like The Doors' classic "Light My Fire"? The way Jim Morrison sings and screams, the way the music takes you up and down. Now, forget it all! This selection is made out of sweet and slow covers, more in a soulful way with Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, in a latin way with Julie London or Billy Larkin & The Delegates, totally indianized by Master Ananda Shankar and his sitar, sounding like a James Bond theme with Johnny Harris, Shirley Bassey and Booster or even a happy funky movie soundtrack by the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. Erma Franklin (yes, the elder sister of Aretha) and Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity did the raw funk part of the job. Massive Attack & Mc Horace Andy, Minnie Ripperton, Jose Feliciano, H.P.B. Mix did their own version, also available in this playlist.
If it wasn't enough, some others like Isaac Hayes, Nancy Sinatra, The Four Tops or Al Green played that tune too. It will soon be added to the selection. And if you still want to hear Jimmy screaming, you'll find as a bonus track a 10mn live version by The Doors.

update: 6  new versions added to the playlist. Now that makes 22 ways to light my fire!


jeudi 4 mars 2010

Ron Trent & Chez Damier: RadioFG mix

Chez Damier & Ron Trent
Here's an oldschool house mix by legendary dj's and producers Ron Trent & Chez Damier, recorded on Parisian radio FG in 1993. Nowadays, FG sadly became a traditional radio airing bitchy eurodance and r'n'b. In the early 90's, when it still was "La radio des scotchés" (that barely means "radio for fucked up people"!), Fréquence Gaie was the first radio in Paris exclusively dedicated to technobeat & house music... and to the gay community. Listening to 98.2 was also the only way to know about parties in and around Paris. But this is another story.


mercredi 3 mars 2010

2 Legends exploring future

Herbie Hancock & Quincy Jones jamming with the Fairlight CMI