Too Slow To Disco presents: Yacht Soul – Cover Versions
This time DJ Supermarkt unearthed 16 Soul and Funk versions of original Westcoast / AOR / Yachtpop gems. You can find tracks originally performed by Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Hall and Oates, Steely Dan, Wings covered by big Soul and Funk legends like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Quincy Jones, Brothers Johnson and more.
Most of the tracks have been recorded in the late 70s / early 80s, but failed to become big hits and fell under the radar. Like Chaka Khan doing a seriously funky version of Fleetwood Mac’s 'Everywhere' (from an unreleased album recording), next to obscure reworks like Leslie Smith’s version of 'Nothin’ You Can Do About It' by the overlooked Airplay (Jay Graydon and David Foster). There are especially surprising versions here, like Millie Jackson’s gospel-like rendering of 'This Is It' by Kenny Loggins/ Michael McDonald, or Billy Paul’s 'Black Power' - influenced version of Paul McCartney / Wings’ 'Let Em In and the rare cover of The Beach Boys’ 'God Only Knows' by Betty Everett. Overall another TSTD collection of smooth, sunny, extremely soulful and funky tracks, that needed to be dug-out to be heard again. This is Bottled Sunshine!
Dee Dee Bridgewater – He’S Gone (Hall & Oates)
Tavares – I Hope You’Ll Be Very Unhappy Without Me (Bill Labounty
Betty Everett – God Only Knows (Beach Boys)
The Ebonys – A Love Of Your Own (Ned Doheny)
Pointer Sisters – Dirty Work (Steely Dan)
Leslie Smith – Nothin’ You Can Do About It (Airplay)
The Brothers Johnson – In The Way (Jeff Porcaro/Toto)
Greg Phillinganes – Lazy Nina (Donald Fagen)
Peabo Bryson – Minute By Minute (Doobie Brothers)
Chaka Khan – Everywhere (Fleetwood Mac)
Aretha Franklin – What A Fool Believes (Doobie Brothers)
Billy Paul – Let ‘Em In (Wings)
Side Effect – Georgy Porgy (Toto)