FREE DL: The Meters’ “Cardova (Platurn Edit)”
DJ Platurn is at it again with another fine edit, this time taking a Meters song from their debut album in 1969 and making it his own. The song is “Cardova”, you may want to download it and use it for your own DJ sets.

SOME STUFFS: Audio Fidelity release remasters of Billy Joel and LaBelle

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If you are a fan of Billy Joel or Patti LaBelle, you are going to love these two remasters on its way from Audio Fidelity. On the Billy Joel side, it’s a reissue of his third album from 1974, Streetlife Serenade, and while this was not a hugely popular album from him like future releases, but it did have “The Entertainer” as a single. Nonetheless, Streetlife Serenade is looked upon by Joel fans as the album where he needed to make some changes not so much with his music, but who was running it, and the album holds up quite well despite lower-than-expected sales at the time.

LaBelle’s Nightbird was the group’s fourth album and their first for Epic Records after releasing an LP on RCA that had minimal success. Whatever it was that caused it to make a hit, it worked, and that had to do with the songs on the album, which included the massive pop hit “Lady Marmalade”. The second single was a double A-sided hit and got a lot of attention on the soul charts, “What Can I Do For You?” b/w “Nightbird”. The spirit of New Orleans in “Lady Marmalade” was also partly due to The Meters, who were briefly label mates with LaBelle by association (The Meters were on Reprise, LaBelle were on Warner Bros.) and played throughoutNightbird, a year after The Meters found themselves in Dr. John’s “Right Place, Wrong Time”, also a massive hit on the pop charts. “Lady Marmalade” became not only LaBelle’s biggest hit, but one of Patti LaBelle’s biggest songs in her career.

As is the case with Audio Fidelity remasters, both are being released as hybrid CD’s, which means all regular CD’s will be able to hear the new version of the album. On top of that, if you have an SACD player, you’ll be able to hear the original quadraphonic mixes for the first time in 40 years, both which which haven’t been reissued until now. The discs will be out on April 21st.

FREE DL: Dr. John’s “Right Place Wrong Time (Extended DJ Edit)”
The DJ in this case is Oakland’s DJ Platurn, the man responsible for a lot of good… no, not just good, but great remixes and edits of some classic songs, and this one is no exception, as he gets down with The Meters who backed up Dr. John for this song that became one of his biggest pop hits in his career. Now here it nicely edited for your rearranged need.

FREE MP3 DL: The Meters’ “Hand Clapping Song (Platurn Edit)”

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Brand new from the DJ Platurn mix box is his edit of The Meters’ classic track (and one that has been sampled a number of times in the last 25 years), “Hand Clapping Song”. This one is quite nice, so stream and listen.

In order to download it, click the Soundcloud page and push the “Buy” option. You do not have to buy anything, but it will lead you to the download link.