Posts Tagged ‘Arista Records’

Aretha Franklin (1989) Gimme Your Love UK 12″ Promo

Aretha Franklin (1989) Gimme Your Love UK 12" Promo

“Gimme Your Love” was a duet between Aretha Franklin and James Brown. This UK promo 12″ features Prince’s “Purple Mix” remix of the track.

Angela Bofill (1982) Too Tough 12″

Angela Bofill (1982) Too Tough 12"

This 1982 12″ release from Angela Bofill features Long, Instrumental and Short versions of her Top 5 R&B and Dance hit, “Too Tough”.

Roman Holliday (1983) Stand By 12″

Roman Holliday (1983) Stand By 12"

“Stand By” is a 1983 song recorded by Roman Holliday, written by Steve & Rob Lambert, produced by Peter Collins and engineered by Phil Harding.

The Kinks (1982) Come Dancing UK 12″

The Kinks (1982) Come Dancing UK 12"

This UK 12″ from The Kinks features extended versions of “Come Dancing” and “Noise” which have never been issued on CD. “Come Dancing” was a #6 hit in 1983.

Taylor Dayne (1995) Tell It To My Heart UK 12″

Taylor Dayne (1995) Tell It To My Heart UK 12"

This 1995 UK 12″ is a re-release of Taylor Dayne’s smash hit debut single “Tell It To My Heart” from 1987. It features remixes by T’empo and Tony De Vit.

Kashif (1984) Ooh Love 12″ Promo

Kashif (1984) Ooh Love 12" Promo

From Kashif’s 1984 sophomore effort entitled ‘Send Me Your Love’, the single “Ooh Love” was the third single released from the album and hit the R&B charts in early 1985.

Kashif (1983) Stone Love 12″ Promo

Kashif (1983) Stone Love 12" Promo

“Stone Love” was Kashif’s second solo single to chart on the Billboard R&B charts where it reached #22. This promo 12″ features the album cut as the “Long Version” and includes an Instrumental version on the B-side.

Jermaine Jackson (1984) Do What You Do / Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming UK 12″

Jermaine Jackson (1984) Do What You Do UK 12"

Jermaine & Michael Jackson’s “Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming” was #1 on the Dance charts for 3 weeks in 1984. It was the b-side on the UK “Do What You Do” 12″.

Kenny G (1997) Havana 12″ Promo

Kenny G (1997) Havana 12" Promo

In 1997, remixes of Kenny G’s single “Havana” reached #1 on the Dance chart. Mixes on this 12″ vinyl rip were created by Tony Moran and Todd Terry.

Jermaine Stewart (1988) Don’t Talk Dirty To Me 12″

Jermaine Stewart (1988) Don't Talk Dirty To Me 12"

How in the hell did Jermaine Stewart ever get lucky? He didn’t want the word out that he had a lover, he didn’t think we had to take our clothes off, he didn’t want to be talked dirty to… Regardless, the former Soul Train dancer put out some very nice dance tracks in the 80s including this little gem that just missed the Top 10 on the dance charts in 1988.

Haircut 100 (1982) Exclusives 12″ Promo

Haircut 100 (1982) Exclusives 12" Promo

Yeah baby, ‘Pelican West’, one of my all-time Top 10 favorite albums. I simply love the light, breezy, jazzy pop vibe of the album. It would definitely be one of my desert island discs. This neat little promo sampler was pretty cool in its day with multiple extended versions and the non-album track “Ski Club”. I didn’t seem to find any CD reissues of ‘Pelican West’ containing all of the tracks from this record so, maybe I have unearthed some vinyl-only gems here? I’m sure someone will be along quickly to correct me if that isn’t right. 😉

Prince (1999) The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 12″ Promo (Jason Nevins Mixes)

Prince (1999) The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 12" Promo (Jason Nevins Mixes)

“The Greatest Romance Ever Sold” is the first single from Prince’s “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic’. This promo features the Jason Nevins Mixes.

Prince (1999) The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 12″ 2×12

Prince (1999) The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 12" 2x12

“The Greatest Romance Ever Sold” is the first single from Prince’s “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic’. It was a minor hit, peaking at #63 pop and #23 R&B.

Prince (1999) The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 12″ Promo

Prince (1999) The Greatest Romance Ever Sold 12" Promo

“The Greatest Romance Ever Sold” is the first single from Prince’s “Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic’. It was a minor hit, peaking at #63 pop and #23 R&B.

Nona Hendryx (1984) I Sweat (Going Through The Motions) 12″ Promo Remix

Nona Hendryx (1984) I Sweat (Going Through The Motions) 12" Promo Remix

This 12″ promo features remixes by Francois Kevorkian of Nona Hendryx’s “I Sweat (Going Through The Motions)” from the ‘Perfect’ movie soundtrack.

Hall and Oates (1988) Downtown Life 12″

Hall and Oates (1988) Downtown Life 12"

We love the Downtown Life, Downtime life baby, Driftin’ thru the day, Waiting for the nite, oh oh, Downtown Life, it feels so right, It keeps me hangin’ on, hangin’ on.

Brandy (1995) Sittin’ Up In My Room 12″

Brandy (1995) Sittin' Up In My Room 12"

Be sittin’ up in my room, Back here thinkin’ bout you, I must confess,I’m a mess for you, Be sittin’ up in my room, Back here thinkin’ bout you, Im just a mess with a thang for you.

Jermaine Stewart (1988) Say It Again 12″

Jermaine Stewart (1988) Say It Again 12"

Say it again, ooh baby, Please say it one more time for me, I dont believe I heard you right, Did you say you love me?

Melissa Manchester (1979) Pretty Girls 7″

For the love of pretty girls, So pretty girls look good on you, Those pretty girls so pretty girls, Look good on you.

Gap Band (1988) I’m Gonna Git You Sucka 12″

Gap Band (1988) I'm Gonna Git You Sucka 12"

The Brief: In 1988 The Gap Band along with Four Tops, Jermaine Jackson, Curtis Mayfield and others contributed songs to the blaxploitation parody movie I’m Gonna Git You Sucka which was directed by and starred Keenen Ivory Wayans.  The movie featured a large cast of characters including some veterans of the blaxploitation genre such as […]

Tom Browne (1983) Rockin’ Radio 12″

Tom Browne (1983) Rockin' Radio 12"

The Brief: I don’t know who to write about more on this release, the artist it is credited to or the song writers and producers of the song. I’ll try to intertwine them all. Tom Browne was born in Queens in 1954. He was a regular player in the New York jazz scene in the […]

Hall and Oates – Everything Your Heart Desires 12″

Hall and Oates - Everything Your Heart Desires 12"

The A Side: Everything Your Heart Desires (54th Street Extended Remix) 9:12 Everything Your Heart Desires (If You Want The World Extended Remix) 7:53 The B Side: Everything Your Heart Desires (7th Avenue Remix) 4:26 Everything Your Heart Desires (No Words Can Help Dub Mix) 5:57 Realove 4:39 The Brief: By 1988, the hits machine […]

Thompson Twins – Lies 12″ Promo

Thompson Twins - Lies 12" Promo

The single “Lies” was released in late 1982 and became the first Top 40 hit in the US for the Thompson Twins. It was also the band’s second #1 on the US Hot Dance/Disco chart where it spent two weeks in the top spot.

ExposĂ© – Seasons Change 12″

Exposé - Seasons Change 12"

ExposĂ© was the first group to have four Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from their debut album. One of those was the #1 hit “Seasons Change”.

Jermaine Jackson – Dynamite 7″

Jermaine Jackson - Dynamite 7"

Though never officially released as a single, the Jermaine & Michael Jackson duet “Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (Too Good To Be True)” topped the Billboard Dance chart in 1984 for 3 weeks. The instrumental version was the B-Side to Jermaine’s “Dynamite” single and the vocal version served as a B-Side to Jermaine’s “Do What You Do”.

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