April 14th, 2016 by djrichiep
Billy Joel (1983) Tell Her About It 12″
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?
Label: Columbia Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM
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:
||Wks on Chart
|Top Rock/Album Rock Tracks
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Tell Her About It
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