Summer Soul Station Part 12: Request Line

Summer Soul Station plays all your requests in this new mix! ;-) The first few words after the great new song from Fountains of Wayne are spoken by Iva Davies, singer and main member of the Australian band Icehouse. They have a great new compilation album out now, called ‘White heat’ that contains every single they released. The package delivers two audio discs, each with 15 songs in chronological order and a DVD with music videos from all of the singles. It's fun to see Iva Davies change from a shy guy with a pancake haircut to some kind of curly James Dean wih hair extensions. The album includes hits like ‘Great southern land’, ‘Hey little girl’, ‘Crazy’ and ‘Electric blue’. The latter was co-written by John Oates (Hall & Oates). Ten years ago German dj Mathias Schaffhäuser made a very nice rework of ‘Hey little girl’, together with Rob Taylor.

'Radio' is a song from the latest album from Raphael Saadiq (Lucy Pearl, Tony! Toni! Toné!). Thanks to Caroline, Claudia and Jacob, the very kind members of PME art, who played the album for me after their very original performance ‘the dj who gave too much information’ at the Noorderzon Festival in Groningen. They tell brilliant stories about the vinyl tracks they play. For instance about the 'women only' concerts of Teddy Pendergrass and how Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic were refused at the door of Studio 54 for a Grace Jones party. They started jamming and to shout 'fuck off' afterwards at home. Those rude words changed into 'freak out' ('Le freak') later on... Check Caroline, Claudia and Jacob out on their tour! They will visit Great Britain and Sweden soon.

Last Monday Nick Ashford, one half of songwriting duo Ashford and Simpson, died. The two of them wrote for instance ‘Ain’t no mountain high enough’, ‘California soul’ and ‘Reach out and touch’. Nick and his wife Valerie had a worldwide hit with ‘Solid’ in 1984. As a tribute to Nick Ashford I made this remix, called ‘As a rock’.

Picture from dopamineharper.

Tracklist:

Loose Ends – Feel The Vibe (1990)
Steely Dan – FM (1978)
Fountains Of Wayne – Radio Bar (2011)
Oliver Romero – 79.1 FM [Demo] (2011)
Black Eyed Peas Featuring Macy Gray – Request + Line (2000)
The Avalanches – Radio (2000)
Red Dragon Band – Let Me Be Your Radio (1980s)
Love Bug Star-Ski & Harlem World Crew – Positive Life (1981)
Mo’ Horizons – Free And Easy (2011)
Zhané – Hey Mr. D.J. (1993)
Giorgio Moroder Feat. Amor – On The Radio (2000)
Rock Master Scott And The Dynamic Three – Request Line (1984)
Musiq Soulchild – Radio (2008)
Raphael Saadiq – Radio (2011)
R. Kelly – Radio Message (2010)
Graham Central Station – My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me (1978)
Indeep – Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (1982)
World’s Famous Supreme Team – Hey DJ (1984)

Summer Soul Station Part 12: Request Line by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud

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