Well it’s all a bit Previous – In fact it’s all gone Pete Tong here at Monkey Towers & we are ‘Blowing Bubbles’ – Which is not a Bad Michael Jackson Joke – No, we’ve decided Work Is Fun and the Shuffle Monkey has gone and bought himself a little outfit for the Gym! Too many Bananas, says He… And first off Today we have Roy Woods with, “Forever” – from, I think, 1973; & this is followed by a Modern Soul Gem from the Great Patti Austin singing so sweetly on, “Whatever It Is?”! & right behind this comes a swinging Paul Anka with a righteous cover of Spandau Ballet’s, “True” – We’re Cooking!!
Next up is Allen Toussaint with, “the Chokin Kind”; Followed by firstly Bruce Channel hot footing from the Swinging Sixties with, “Keep On”– & then Hot Chocolate with a classic of their’s – “Everyone’s A Winner” – Now why hasn’t this been remixed in its’ time by Tom Moulton – It’s a Pumping 110 BPM – Great Stuff & it’s ripe for it!
GEAR CHANGE next and a welcome return Un Francais & the Majestic Eddy Mitchell who is singing, “Comme Quand J’etais Mome” – Marvelous! And this is followed by some great Afro Soul from the Soul Searchers &, “We The People” – Some more Great Modern Soul from Derek Martin with, Beautiful Woman” – We’re Flying High, Oh Yes! – And then we come into land with Luther Vandross guesting with Chris Hill’s Lipstick on the jubilant DISCO of, “It’s Cool” – & this is from circa 1979!
A Fine Fine Tune next called, “The Last Romantic” & this is from Passenger – A real DISCO DISCHARGE this track & I just Love It – Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy! And this is followed by the, “Joker” by Giles Pettiford – Good Soul Vibe & a Tad Leftfield, but you’ll probably have heard it covered before by more Mainstream Artists; & next some Classic Disco House from Bob Sinclair &, “What Would We Do (Original)”!
Jackson Browne now with some Classic Americana of, “The Load-Out”: & Bryan Ferry follows from his Album ‘Dylanesque’ & it’s His Awesome Cover of, “To Make You Feel My Love” – Wonderful! Robin Thicke Powers behind with the Fabby Wabby, “Lovely Lady”; & Sammi Smith rides in with a Fantastic Waltz Time version of, “Help Me Make It Through The Night” – A Fantastic song covered by many great Artists and written by, Kris Kristofferson!
Yep – Msr Le Shuffle is pulling out all the stops and we close Today with three absolutely stonkingly good tracks from The Mix – Firstly, The Andrea Possa Trio with the Jazz Swing Time of, “You Can’t Get What You Want” – As Cool As; Secondly Bob Dylan with, “Just Like a Woman”; & Thirdly – &, Oh Yes – it’s the Bee Gees & my Favourite Ever song of theirs & as you’ll Know (In The Know) there is a Lot to Choose from – & this one comes from, I think, circa 1976 – 7, &, it just pre-dates them going mega with ‘Saturday Night Fever’ – Anyway, the song is called,”Love So Right”- For me it’s right up there with the original version of ‘Witcha Lineman’ & the 12″ Sax intro to ‘Native New Yorker’ & a Few Other Stormers to Boot – God Bless, Robin, Barry & Maurice – & Everybody Keep The Faith as we Keep It On Shuffle! 🙂