0027 Aretha Franklin – Jump to it @ 0:53

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First off,  I’d like to wish a warm welcome to Cate Kustanczy who’s started contributing to the site. Check out her post below on the Led Zepp track – When the Levee Breaks.  Some of the stuff I post on is pretty obscure, so Cate is going to try and hit on some of the classics. Look for something on U2 soon. Welcome Cate:)

Here’s one that required me to add a new category: the 1980’s. This Aretha cut was produced by Luther Vandross, who I didn’t even know was in the game back then. This is silky stuff straight up, the beat is a bouncy little piece of boogie heaven. I’ll be honest, my shoulders are moving up and down right now one at a time, it’s crazy.

Also, this doesn’t sound like the Aretha from her RESPECT era, not at all. Her voice has always had a nice loose quality to it, but here she is silky smooth. Did she record this in bed?!?

Jump to It 0:53 – 1:24

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From Jump to It, released through Arista Records, 1982.

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