Soul Covered: Chilled Out Eighties Edition

George Michael
A jazzy Latin and, most of all, a soulful and chilled out look on classics from the 1980s. Do you know the originals of them?

One of the tracks is “Skin Trade”, originally by Duran Duran. The music for the song was written long before Simon LeBon finally finished the lyrics. The title for the song was derived from the Dylan Thomas book Adventures in the Skin Trade, which Duran Duran’s John Taylor had read. It was shortened to "Skin Trade" and LeBon eventually wrote the melody and lyrics for the track while spending an evening in Taylor's Upper West Side Manhattan apartment. The lyrics reflect on how everyone is selling themselves, and "there's a little hooker in each of us". In a retrospective review of the single, Allmusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco praised the song. He wrote:

"The music lends contrast to the angry tone of the lyrics by creating a sultry, mellow melody that juxtaposes verses with a soft, hypnotic ebb and flow with an ever-ascending chorus that revs up the song's inherent drama."

Enjoy this 9th episode of Soul Covered! Next up is a new part of Groovy, Sexy and Soulful.


George Michael Feat. Princess Freesia – Careless Whisper [Soulpersona Remix] (2014)
Blue Mar Ten – Drive (2008)
Joss Stone – Teardrops (2012)
Stella Starlight Trio – Don’t You Want Me (2009)
Slow Moving Millie – Hold Me Now (2011)
Anakelly – Skin Trade (2009)
Alexander Stewart – Part Time Lover (2016)
[Re:Jazz] – People Hold On [Alternate Acapella Take] (2004)
Kymaera – Sailing (2002)
Nouvelle Vague – Amoureux Solitaires (2010)
The Blue Hammock – I’ll Fly For You (2014)
Nona – The Sweetest Taboo (2007)
SeƱor Coconut & His Orchestra – Kiss (2008)
Aaron Tesser & The New Jazz Affair – All Night Long (2010)
Ely Bruna – Material Girl (2010)
Incognito – Silver Shadow (2014)
Woolfy Vs. Projections – Ask (2014)
Full Flava Feat. Beverlei Brown – After The Dance Is Through (2008)
Beverley Knight – Mama Used To Say (2011)


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