Arif, a famous producer who’s generated a string of hits for a number of artists, died this week at the age of 74. Working with artists from the Bee Gees to Aretha Franklin, and Bette Midler to Chaka Khan, he’s managed to garner 11 Grammys and major respect from both the pop and R&B genres. Presenting
Old School Wednesday, Part II: Arif Mardin.
Podcast/mix available here. Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
Podcast coming soon. Watch for it.
01 – Chaka Khan – Clouds
02 – Chaka Khan – What Cha Gonna Do For Me
03 – Culture Club – Move Away
04 – Howard Jones – You Know I Love You Don’t You?
05 – Chaka Khan – A Night In Tunisia
06 – Bee Gees – Jive Talkin’
07 – Average White Band – A Love Of Your Own
08 – Howard Jones – No One Is To Blame
09 – Phil Collins – Against All Odds
10 – Aretha Franklin – Love All The Hurt Away
11 – Miki Howard – You’ve Changed
12 – Aretha Franklin – Call Me
13 – Donny Hathaway – A Song For You
There’s plenty of Chaka up there, including Clouds, and there’s some Aretha Franklin there with Love All The Hurt Away. He’s also touched Donny Hathaway and even Miki Howard and Howard Jones.
Condolences go out to the Mardin family. Special thanks to Wayne A. for keepin’ me in the loop.