Slow Disco Pool Party

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This week I host a slow disco pool party with a small, final tribute to the Queen of Soul. As I told you last week, Aretha Franklin started to struggle with her career in the 1970s, when she did not seem to have a clear direction anymore. Her voice even seemed to sound a little timid on some records. Her self-confidence came back in the 1980s when some good producers knew how to use her voice best. I particularly like her 1982 album ‘Jump to it’, a collaboration with legendary singer Luther Vandross and multi-talented bass player Marcus Miller, who would later work with jazz icon Miles Davis. The opening track is the best hommage to Aretha I could think of.

Enjoy this 60 minutes of pleasure from my pool party cassette! Thanks to Walter Sobcek for the inspiration.

Aretha Franklin – It’s Just Your Love (1982)
Michael Jackson – Can’t Help It (1979)
Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgettin’ [Late Nite Tuff Guy “Not In Love Anymore” Edit] (2013)
The Isley Brothers – Prize Possession [Follow Me Remix] (2003)
Daft Punk Feat. Julian Casablancas – Instant Crush (2013)
Soulpersona & Princess Freesia – Sunset City Lady [Radio Edit] (2018)
Poolside – Take Me There (2012)
Meera – Fine Without You (2018)
A-P Connection – Pool Party (2018)
Change – Hit Or Miss [Soulpersona Raregroove Remix] (2018)
Local 86 & 1969年 – Let Them Be Free (2018)
Michelle Lamb – Natural High (1979)
Fred Wesley – House Party (1980)
Hearts Of Fire – Let’s Party All Night (1984)
Ray Parker Jr. ‎– I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Alone (1987)


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