Aretha Franklin ‎– Jimmy Lee (1986)

The song “Jimmy Lee” was a hit single by American singer Aretha Franklin. The single is the lead-off track on her 1986 album Aretha, and charted at #2 R&B and #28 Pop single on the Billboard Singles chart in early-1987. The tune was also nominated for an American Music Award.

“Jimmy Lee” was remixed by Ron St.Germain for the 12″ single release which was also notable for the “Aretha Mega Mix” by Les “The Mix Doctor” Adams of Disco Mix Club.

The 12″ sleeve reproduced the “Aretha” album artwork by Andy Warhol, the artist’s final work before his death in 1987.

Jimmy Lee (Extended Remix)                 7:16

Jimmy Lee (Dub)                                   5:57

Aretha Mega Mix                                   7:46


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Aretha Franklin – Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones, released as a single in 1968.

In 1986, the song’s title was used for the Whoopi Goldberg film Jumpin’ Jack Flash. In addition to the Rolling Stones’ version of the song, the film features Aretha Franklin’s cover version for which Ronnie Wood and Richards played guitar. This version is characterised by influences from the increasingly popular black music scene. Both The Rolling Stones’ and Franklin’s versions are on the film’s original soundtrack recording.

The Aretha Franklin version reached #21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and would hit the Top 20 in Sweden and Switzerland.

The track was remixed by Steve Thompson & Michael Barbiero for the 12″ single release.

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Street Mix)                  6:08

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Master Dub Mix)       4:55

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Beat Dub Mix)            4:13

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