Played at the Paradise Garage by Larry Levan, Aretha Franklin’s “Jump To It” is an instant party starter produced by Luther Vandross with his songwriting partner Marcus Miller. The story goes that Vandross told Rolling Stone that he’d “wrestle Bruno Sammartino for a chance to produce Aretha Franklin.” Clive Davis, president of Arista, read the article and hooked Vandross up with Aretha. Miller’s infectious synthesizer and slap basslines carry the groove here with Aretha soaring over the top with perfect diva vocal delivery featuring a bit of snappy spoken word, layered chorus, and scatting. The album would be the Queen of Soul’s tenth number one R&B album.
Recommended – A1 Jump To It, B1 (It’s Just) Your Love
Tags: Boogie / Disco / Paradise Garage