This song put me in a trance, dunno why but it does. Pilooski here manages to get club ready a beauty of soul track.
Cedric Marszewski, aka Pilooski, has made a name for himself worldwide thanks to his mastering of the “edit” technique which consists in changing old musical treasures into aphrodisiac and hypnotic dance floor hits. He has the gift for transforming a soul jewel and a disco nugget into psychedelic odyssey, or is it the other way around? Pilooski restores the soulful and experimental side of club music.
The Pointer Sisters big breakthrough was a cover of an Allen Toussaint composition originally recorded in 1970 by Lee Dorsey, the song was “Yes We Can Can” released by The Pointer Sister’s in March 1973. The girls voices were added over funky backing tracks laid down with the help of Rubinson’s contacts like Tower of Power guitarist Willie Fulton. They sang live around a single mic, with Anita handling lead, and upon release the record soon hit Number 11 on Billboard’s pop chart and Number 12 on the r&b chart. In 1974 the group surprised white audiences when they broke the color barrier in at The Grand Ol’ Opry when performing their Country grammy award winning country song “Fairytale” in Nashville. “How Long (Betcha Got A Chick On The Side)” was a 1975 #1 R&B hit from their Steppin LP, with classic funky keys of Herbie Hancock on clavinet & wicked guitar stylings of Wah Wah Watson…
Hi, I’m Ben (or Sodwee if you prefer), the owner of this veteran music blog. I was born in 1985 and raised in Paris, France. It's still my hometown by the way. I’m bilingual in English and French. I'm always on the hunt for that new sound. I have amassed a substantial amount of music over the years. My library reflects my eclecticism. I've traveled and lived abroad a fair bit and an avid consumer of culture, from movies, to live concerts.
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