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Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm

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Slave to the Rhythm is one of my favorite songs from the 80’s.  I remember this song debuting and sounding like nothing I had heard on the radio before; but the sound was still familiar, that was because members of the D.C. Go-go band, E.U. were backing Grace Jones up on this groundbreaking single.  As much as I love this song, it’s so hard to work it into a mix because of its uniqueness.  Grace’s vocals are too rock to group it with 80’s R&B, the strings in the music don’t blend well with old school Go-go and the song’s too soulful to sit next to 80’s pop; just like Grace Jones, it stands alone.  Please enjoy Slave to the Rhythm, and if you can find it, the 9-minute extended version is a real masterpiece.