Billy Joel (1983) Tell Her About It 12″

Very Brief:
Billy Joel scored three #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1980-1989.  The “middle child” of those hits was “Tell Her About It” in 1983.  The album it came from was ‘An Innocent Man’ which was loosely presented as a tribute to the R&B/doo-wop sound of the 50s & 60s.  “Tell Her About It” was the lead single from the album which would eventually produce 5 singles in the US, all 5 reached the Top 40.  The 12″ release features a remix by John “Jellybean” Benitez on Side A backed with the album opening cut “Easy Money” and a live version of “You Got Me Hummin'”. The live track was originally released by The Hassles on their debut album release of 1967.  The Hassles included Billy Joel as keyboardist /vocalist and Howie Arthur Blauvelt on bass.  Blauvelt would later form the group Ram Jam.  “You Got Me Hummin'” was written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

I’m no Billy Joel aficionado by any means but, it appears to me the 1st and 3rd cuts on this 12″ release remain vinyl only releases at this time.  Can anyone verify that for us?

Billy Joel (1983) Tell Her About It 12"The Source:
Label: Columbia Records
Catalog#: 44-04138
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983

Billy Joel (1983) Tell Her About It 12"The A Side:
Tell Her About It (Special Version Mixed By: John “Jellybean” Benitez) 5:35

The B Side:
Easy Money 4:00
You Got Me Hummin’ (Live) 3:43

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 7/30/83 38 1 18
Top Rock/Album Rock Tracks
8/6/83 17 13
Hot Dance/Disco 10/15/83 38 7

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:




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Tell Her About It

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4 Responses to “Billy Joel (1983) Tell Her About It 12″”

  1. George says:

    Just looked up the recent Billy Joel remasters,and there are no bonus tracks,so it looks like the remix and the live track are destined to forever be vinyl only. Of course,the 1998 remasters didn’t have bonus audio tracks,a few had CD-ROM videos but not all the titles had them.

  2. i always loved the additional production Jellybean added to this, it made me really miss it when I heard album version.

    I’d actually only heard this once on a local radio live mix show, and never saw it in the wild. Found it in Uptown Records in Dallas’ Deep Ellum district (back in tha day) in a bargain bin and it was like finding gold.

    So was your post, thanks for sharing this great remix!

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