Groovy, Sexy & Soulful Part 36 Bedroom Edition

Pam Grier (Coffy)
This 36th edition of ‘Groovy, sexy & soulful’ was stored on my computer for quite some time. But after I'd heard Hopium's 'Dreamers' I started working on it again, because it was the right song to set the mood for the rest of the mix. Hopium gave their listeners the opportunity to remix their song, so I decided to go for it. But how to remix an almost perfect song? At first I only stretched the track, because I did not want to change the dark black atmosphere. But when I listened to it a few times, it did not differ that much from the original. Then I decided to change the beat (not the tempo) to give it a more R&B feel and I added a deep synth that sounded a bit like the intro of 'Love don't live here anymore' by Rose Royce. And I changed the ending: I wanted to create some kind of 'surprise effect'. I hope you will like my remix (and Hopium as well...). The full remixed version is a free download on my Soundcloud page.

One of the tracks is on the 'Coffy' (picture) soundtrack, composed by Roy Ayers:

Writer-director Jack Hill (Spider Baby, Switchblade Sisters) managed to beat Death Wish to the screens by a year with this violent tale of a citizen touched by crime and deciding to fight back. Her little 11-year old sister is a hopeless addict, the police can't help, and poor Nurse "Coffy" Coffin (Pam Grier) has no choice but to take the law into her own hands. Posing as a Jamaican prostitute, Coffy infiltrates the lairs of pimp King George (Robert DoQui) and kingpin pusher Vitroni (Allan Arbus). Eventually, after her childhood sweetheart is beaten into a coma and she finds out her politician-lover (Booker Bradshaw) is involved, Coffy kills everyone with a shotgun. However, by having a black woman named Coffy get injected with a sugar mixture (the crooks think it's heroin), one can only imagine the filmmakers cackling about Coffy with cream and sugar. In fact, the original ad line promised "Coffy...she'll cream you!"


Meital Harel said…
The original (I think) "nice and slow" is one of my favorites :)
What a great mix! I can totally relate to both ideas - loving and leaving a certain track behind as it just doesn't fit to the rest of the mix and building an entire mix around a song or two :) But this set! The Roy Ayers, the Marvin Gaye, MFSB, the O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass! I think you'll like my first Mixcloud (my original "foreplay sessions"), if you'll have time anytime :) Also soft and sweet mix for Dreamers, extra dreamy! (Meital)
professor Eddy said…
Hi Meital,

Thanks a lot for your comment! That's very nice to read. The original version of 'Nice and slow' is from Jesse Green, which is even better than the one I selected. I like your Foreplay Sessions, btw. Great cloudcast!
Meital Harel said…
:)) Thanks Professor!!

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