Professor Mellow presents funky chill grooves

Funky chill grooves for chilly autumn evenings. Special attention for one of the best Motown remixes ever, done by a certain guy called Professor Eddy… ;-) It’s a rework of ‘Falling in love again’ by Marvin Gaye, from his excellent album ‘Here, my dear’ that was dedicated to his ex-wife Anna Gordy (sister of Motown boss Berry Gordy). To support her financially Marvin and Anna agreed on giving her the royalties of the album. But that was a mistake, because the album didn’t sell at all. And Anna was furious when she heard the lyrics. They were all about their relationship and their legal battle afterwards. His career was slipping through his fingers and eventually Marvin Gaye ended up broke in Oostende (Belgium). Nowadays it’s really a mystery why the album wasn’t a success, because it’s one of his best records.

I added a different beat to ‘Falling in love again’, some keyboards and a few other things. I stayed as close to the original as possible, because it’s such a good track. The remix opens my latest contribution to Mixcloud: 'Professor Mellow Presents Funky Chill Grooves'.

You can hear two compositions from French bad boy Serge Gainsbourg as well. Some of his songs were redone by contemporary artists on the album ‘Gains nord’ that came out recently. His classic 'Je t'aime... moi non plus' is one of them. Westhell 5 turned it into a magnificent funky gem. Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra may sound familiar. Their 'Strange games & things' has been used for Destiny's Child breakthrough hit 'No, no, no'.

Full tracklist:

Marvin Gaye – Falling In Love Again [Professor Eddy Remix] (2009)
Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye [The Neptunes Remix] (2009)
Maynard Ferguson – Mister Mellow (1977)
Yasuko Agawa – L.A. Night (1984)
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Strange Games & Things (1976)
Eddy De Clercq Quartet – Sea, Sex And Sun [Bossa 2009 mix] (2009)
Ben E. King – Smooth Sailing (1976)
Karl Frierson – Ten Minutes (2007)
Bobbi Humphrey – Mestizo Eyes (1975)
Letta Mbulu – What’s Wrong With Groovin’
Stephen Emmer – Mondo Sparito (2007)
Sergio Mendes – Aqua de Beber (2008)
Snowboy & the Latin Section – Cubano Blues (2008)
Rance Allen Group – Peace Of Mind (1977)
Ruby Andrews – You Made A Believer Out Of Me (1969)
West Hell 5 – Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus (2009)
Erotic Drum Band - Pop Pop Shoo Wah (1979)
Kimoko Kasai - Mmm Mmm Good (1984)
Jill Scott – It’s Love [Rock Savage Re-Edit] (2000)



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