Souls From Heaven

The wonderful tracks in this mix from Gavin Christopher and Ann Peebles are from a recently released compilation album called 'Soul a la mode'. The tracks on that very nice album are selected by dj and radio presenter Ian Dewhirst.

I threw in the superb song 'Angel eyes' (in a slightly extended version) from the sophisticated rock band Roxy Music. The visual concept of funk band Chic ('Le freak') was completely copied from Roxy Music, as guitarist/co-founder Nile Rodgers told in a Roxy Music documentary a few years ago. Even their cover of their first album was inspired by the art work of Roxy Music. Later on Chic began to influence Roxy Music, as you can hear in 'Angel eyes', which sounds quite funky. In the 1980s band members of Chic played on 'Avalon' that was probably more a solo project from charismatic front man Bryan Ferry than a Roxy Music album. Nowadays Nile Rodgers is a guest musician on most of Ferry's solo albums, like his latest one, 'Olympia'.

Enjoy this mix that celebrates Ascension Day on Thursday, although the songs go the other way around... The artists are some kind of angels sent down from above, so their songs can only be heavenly (or something like that). Beautiful picture from Debbie Roozeboom.

Tracklist:

Stanley Clarke Feat. Howard Hewett Heaven Sent You (1984)
Idris Muhammad - Could Heaven Ever Be Like This [Eddy's Edit] (1977)
Spandau BalletHeaven Is A Secret (1983)
The Chi-Lites Feat. Eugene Record Heavenly Body (1980)
Quincy Jones Feat. Leon Ware, Minnie Riperton & Al JarreauIf I Ever Lose This Heaven (1974)
Ann PeeblesIf This Is Heaven (1977)
Hot Chocolate - Heaven Is In The Back Seat Of My Cadillac (1976)
Melba Moore Heaven Help Us All (1971)
Liquid SpiritsHeaven (2008)
Full Flava Feat. Joy RoseYou Make It Heaven (2007)
TavaresHeaven Must Be Missing An Angel (1976)
Gavin ChristopherThis Side Of Heaven (1979)
Tom GrantHeaven Is Waiting (1981)
The Human LeagueFilling Up With Heaven (1995)
Beverley KnightToo Much Heaven (2009)
Ruth CopelandHeaven (1976)
LemuriaHunk Of Heaven (1978)
Roxy MusicAngel Eyes [Eddy's Edit] (1979)
Tower Of Power(Heaven Must Have Sent) Your Precious Love (2009)


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