We've reached 1985 and most of music is in a really bad shape. Music marketing is starting to morph thanks to the Grateful Dead who re-invented the direct-to-fan business the previous year, but music production is still hitting an unsurpassed low, almost everywhere. It might come as a surprise to everyone following this series of mixes of cover songs all recorded or released the same year, but there's no much sense in keeping on digging for many more months through mid-1980s music, while there's so much quality music from other periods… Which is why we've decided to hurry things up a little bit, with a mix gathering covers released between 1985 and 1987. Hope you'll like it!

Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985 1986 1987 - Standards Versions and Revamps Vol 26
Paris DJs Soundsystem presents 1985, 1986 & 1987 - Standards, Versions and Revamps Vol.26
(MP3 Podcast on www.ParisDJs.com) 2017-06-13

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Tracklisting :
01. John Zorn - The Sicilian Clan
(from 'The Big Gundown' album, 1986 / Nonesuch)
ENNIO MORRICONE cover, more info on wikipedia
02. Big Daddy - Billie Jean
(from 'Meanwhile… Back In The States' album, 1985 / Rhino)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
03. Admiral Bailey & Chaka Demus - One Scotch
(from 'Prince Jammy Presents Vol.1' compilation, 1986 / Live and Love)
AMOS MILBURN cover, more info on wikipedia
04. White Mice - It's A Shame
(from 'It's A Shame' 12 inch, 1987 / Intelitec Muzik)
Deadly digital reggae, more info on basicchannel
05. Kamille - Days of Pearly Spencer
(from 'Days Of Pearly Spencer' 12 inch, 1987 / Ariola)
DAVID MCWILLIAMS cover, more info on wikipedia
06. Afrika Bambaataa & Family - Bambaataa's Theme
(from 'Bambaataa's Theme' 12 inch, 1986 / WEA)
JOHN CARPENTER "Assault on Precinct 13" cover, more info on wikipedia
07. Sylvester - Living for the City
(from 'Mutual Attraction' 1986 / Warner Bros.)
STEVIE WONDER cover, more info on wikipedia
08. Roger - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
(from 'Unlimited!' album, 1988 / Reprise)
JAMES BROWN cover, more info on wikipedia
09. Juan Luis Guerra Y 4.40 - Dame
(from 'Mudanza Y Acarreo' LP, 1985 / Karen)
MICHAEL JACKSON cover, more info on wikipedia
10. Art Ensemble of Chicago - Zombie
(from 'Ancient To The Future: Dreaming Of The Masters Series Vol.1' album, 1987 / DIW)
FELA cover, more info on wikipedia
11. Doc Watson & Taj Mahal - Johnny Too Bad
(from 'A Prairie Home Companion' album, 1986 / bootleg)
THE SLICKERS cover, more info on wikipedia
Total time : 40mn 10s

Original cover artworks :

Credits :
Selected by Djouls (parisdjs.com)
Mixed and mastered by Grant Phabao (grantphabao.com)
Artwork by Ben Hito (facebook.com/benhito)

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