Eddy’s 80s Grooves: Ghostbusters

I was very suprised to be #3 on the Mixcloud Best of 2017 Jazz, Funk & Soul chart! I'm really happy with it :-)

This week I chose to play (non-chilled) 80s (inspired) boogie, soul & pop, for a great part contemporary songs, like ‘Light years’ by The Midnight. I think that their 'Nocturnal' is the best album of 2017. Every track seems to be taken from the soundtrack of the 1980s hit series Miami Vice, but the songs are brand new, actually. And I've never heard sax solos played so wonderfully since 'The heat is on' by Glenn Frey or ‘Maneater’ by Daryl Hall & John Oates. The Midnight consists of Tyler Lyle and Tim McEwan.

One of the tracks is 'Ghostbusters' by Ray Parker Jr. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on August 11, 1984. Everyone knows that it sounds very similar to 'I Want a New Drug' by Huey Lewis & The News. Lewis had been approached to compose the main theme song for the film first, but had to decline because of his work on the soundtrack for Back to the Future. The two parties came to a settlement out of court. Details remained confidential until 2001, when Lewis commented on the payment in an episode of VH1's Behind the Music. Parker subsequently sued Lewis for breaching confidentiality.

Thanks to Scavenger Hunt for sharing the vocals of 'Coffee'! I added a beat, synthesizer and a piano solo to the voice of the singer.

Enjoy part 22 of Eddy's 80s Grooves!

Tracklist:

Hunter – On My Side (2017)
The Midnight Feat. Nikki Flores – Light Years (2017)
Kevin McCord ‎– Never Say (1985)
Klymaxx – Meeting In The Ladies Room (1985)
R&R Grooove Xpress Ft Fabian – Sweeet Lady (2014)
Client Liason – Electric Eyes (2016)
Sarcastalites – Three Degrees (2017)
Scavenger Hunt – Coffee [Professor Eddy’s Early Break Remix] (2017)
Digital Romance – Together At Last [Maethelvin Remix] (2017)
Ray Parker Jr. – Ghostbusters (1984)
Groove City – Disco Doesn’t Stop (2016)
Donna Summer ‎– Livin’ In America (1982)
Crown Heights Affair ‎– You Gave Me Love (1980)
Hitomi "Penny" Tohyama – Exotic Yokogao (1983)
Pointer Sisters – Automatic (1983)
Junior Byron – Trying To Hold On (1985)
Jon Konteau – The Heckler (1981)
Allie X – That’s So Us (2017)

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