Farrah Fawcett Boogie

The first song is my tribute to jazz giant George Duke, who sadly passed away last week. It’s one of the boogie and disco tracks that I selected for this new cloudcast. Most of them are from the heyday of Farrah Fawcett (picture), mostly known for her part in ‘Charlie’s Angels’. This is what Vibe.com wrote about ‘Farrah Fawcett Hair’, the great song from Capital Cities:

"While you're busy making that playlist of fun summer songs that make you forget about that asshole boss that keeps mangling Tyrion Lannister’s G.O.A.T. lines from the Game of Thrones, you should add Capital Cities’ latest single “Farrah Fawcett Hair” to the mix. Landing somewhere between Daft Punk’s happy-go-lucky new wave disco and alternative electro rock French band Phoenix is the Los Angeles based group’s anthem for all that is “good shit.” This is the type of song that inspires epic sing-alongs. And that goodness includes Michael Jackson’s Thriller, the aforementioned late Farrah’s gorgeous locks, Daniel Day Lewis, Miles Davis’ epic jazz fusion classic Bitches’ Brew, double rainbows, and, of course, democracy.

This is a wonderfully weird mix that features the otherwise serious voice of NPR’s Frank Tavares, some strong R&B-diva wailing, an Herb Alpert-like horn solo, and the one and only Andre 3000. Over a groove that starts off as futuristic, dance-floor boogie down, this track hits you with a money breakdown equipped with spirited gotcha-hook. It’s especially poignant to hear the iconic 3 Stacks in the wake of personal grief (the Grammy-winning artist’s mother recently passed away). “Kids with big glasses that laugh when they run/Girls with old-school names like Ruby Mae/Have infants with baby breath yawn in your face,” Andre playfully croons. Just like Capital Cities’ jubilant record, let’s hope Andre soon has another reason to smile again."
— Keith Murphy

Tracklist:

George Duke ‎– I Want You For Myself (1979)
Rufus & Chaka Khan – Any Love [Dim’s Classic Re-Edit] (1979)
Bruno Mars – Treasure [J-Mixx Remix] (2013)
Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It [Francois K Remix] (1982)
Myron & E ‎– Do It Do It Disco (2013)
Electro Funk Machine – Don’t Stop [Part 1] (2013)
Capital Cities Feat. Andre 3000 – Farrah Fawcett Hair (2013)
Tasha Thomas – Hot Buttered Boogie [Remix] (1979)
Barbara Roy And Ecstasy, Passion And Pain ‎– If You Want Me (1981)
Marz – Move It, Groove It (1982)
Peabo Bryson – Go For It (1982)
Graham Central Station ‎– Now Do-U-Wanta Dance (1977)
The Jones Girls – On Target (1983)
Johnny Kemp – Just Another Lover (1985)
Skyy – Let’s Celebrate (1981)
Shalamar – Right In The Socket (1979)
Suzy Q – Get On Up And Do It Again (1981)
Leon Haywood – I’m Out To Catch [Club Mix] (1983)
Scott White – Love Emergency (1988)
Con Funk Shun – Burnin' Love (1986)
Bloodstone ‎– Nite Time Fun (1982)
Lakeside ‎– We Want You (On The Floor) (1981)
Fatback ‎– On The Floor (1982)
Electro Funk Machine – Don’t Stop [Part 2] (2013)

Farrah Fawcett Boogie by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud

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