September 20, 2016

David Bowie - Young Americans (V4YS All Night Edit)


Released in 1975, the Young Americans album was recorded in the US, where David Bowie was living at the time under the heavy influence of philly soul and early disco sounds.
On this record David surrounded himself with musicians from these scenes, most notably Puerto-Rican Guitarist Carlos Alomar, as well as Luther Vandross, who features on various side vocals.

If Fame is, well, the most...famous track of the LP (and David first true hit with the US audience), the song Young Americans is extremely groovy as well, with its anthem-like chorus hard to resist.

Here is my "DJ-friendly" drummed-up edit of it.

Note for the French-speaking readers: que vous soyez fan de Bowie ou simplement interessés par son parcours artistique, je vous recommande l'excellente série de 4 podcasts que l'émission "La Grande Traversée" de France Culture lui a récemment consacré. Une plongée passionnante dans ses multiples périodes et influences, mais aussi son processus de création. Disponible en podcast/streaming ici.


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