THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
414-FPI Project-Rich In Paradise.
1989-Number 9 single.
Best Bit-At 1.20.’Put your hands up in the air,'(It’s an old saying.)
The original version of the song was written and recorded in 1977 by Lamont Dozier for his Album ‘Peddlin’ Music On The Side.’In the 1960’s Dozier had been one third of the legendary Tamla Motown writing team of Holland Dozier Holland,(see also best songs 650.)
A cover version by New York disco band Odyssey reached Number 4 in 1981,but the FPI Project’s version is based more on the 1980 recording by Richie Havens.
Two versions of the song were released,one featuring the vocals of Sharon D.Clarke(see also best songs 787) and this the version I have chosen featuring the vocals of Paolo Dini.
The FPI Project were a trio consisting of Marco Fratty,Corrado Presti and Roberto Intrallazz,they were also responsible for introducing the world to the genre of ‘Italian House Music’ in the early 1990’s.
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