Various Artists - Too Slow To Disco: Yacht Soul Cover Versions 2LP
This time DJ Supermarkt unearthed sixteen 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!
About this product: this is the Record Store Day '21 reissue on 2x 180g yellow / orange vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a download code.