Summer Soul Station Part 8: Take Off!

Two weeks ago we took a boat trip, now it is time to take the Summer Soul Station airplane! To be honest, I have a little fear of flying, just like former Dutch soccer player Dennis Bergkamp. Comedienne Kirstin Wiig shows us to what this fear might lead to in the funny movie Bridesmaids. But to overcome the fear, I have selected quite a few happy and joyful songs about taking a plane, although there are some dark tracks in it as well (from Albert Hammond and The Motors). I chose Art Garfunkel after hearing the track on one of the superb ‘Ready 4 Airplay’ podcasts from Flashlites Productions. Great song it is! And doesn’t Goldfrapp sound a tiny little bit like Donna Summer’s ‘I feel love’? Judge for yourself! One of the biggest fans of Donna Summer were The Human League. 'Sky' is their very cool new single! It's time to take off now... Ladies and gentlemen, Captain Eddy hopes you all have a pleasant flight!

Picture from Jo Jo Balla.

Tracklist:

Bennson – Fly High (2008)
A Taste Of Honey – Sky High (1978)
Street Corner Symphony – I’ll Fly Away (1976)
Art Garfunkel – A Heart In New York (1981)
Mayer Hawthorne – Mr. Blue Sky (2011)
Goldfrapp – Fly Me Away (2006)
Typically Tropical – Barbados (1974)
Mascara (feat. Luther Vandross) – See You In L.A. [Eddy’s Edit] (1979)
Janis Ian – Fly Too High (1979)
The Motors – Airport (1978)
Albert Hammond – I Don’t Wanna Die In An Air Disaster (1974)
Silver Convention – Fly Robin Fly (1975)
Rice & Beans Orchestra – Music In The Air (1977)
The Stylistics – Fly! (1978)
US – Music In The Air (1974)
Dennis Parker – Like An Eagle (1979)
Dimitri From Paris – Welcome Aboard (2003)
The Human League – Sky [Fusty Delights Remix] (2011)


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