Posts Tagged ‘Capitol Records’

Re-Flex (1984) Hurt (The Rubber Dub) 12″ Promo

Re-Flex (1984) Hurt (The Rubber Dub) 12" Promo

Re-Flex’s 12″ promo release of “Hurt (The Rubber Dub)” features The Rubber Dub and the Emotional Mix by John Luongo. It was a Top 20 Dance hit in 1984.

Re-Flex (1984) Hurt 12″

Re-Flex (1984) Hurt 12"

This 1984 12″ release from Re-Flex features the Emotional Mixes of “Hurt” by John Luongo (US Version) and Pete Smith (UK Version).

Steve Miller Band (1984) Shangri-La 12″ Promo

Steve Miller Band (1984) Shangri-La 12" Promo

“Shangri-La” came from Steve Miller Band’s 1984 album ‘Italian X Rays’. This 12″ promo was remixed by Francois Kevorkian and Jay Mark.

MC Hammer (1990) Pray EU 7″

MC Hammer (1990) Pray EU 7"

This European 7″ vinyl rip of MC Hammer’s “Pray” features the Radio Edit on the a-side and Instrumental on the b-side. It was a #2 pop hit in 1990.

Ashford & Simpson (1984) Solid UK 12″

Ashford & Simpson (1984) Solid UK 12"

This UK 12″ release of Ashford & Simpson’s “Solid” features the “Special Club Mix” by Francois Kevorkian and Ron St. Germain. The b-side contains a dub version and their 1982 Top 10 R&B hit “Street Corner”.

Jimmy G And The Tackheads (1985) Break My Heart 12″

Jimmy G And The Tackheads (1985) Break My Heart 12"

This 12″ vinyl rip from Jimmy G And The Tackheads features remixed and scratch versions of “Break My Heart”. A joint effort produced by George Clinton and Steve Washington.

Freddie Jackson (1985) Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) 12″

Freddie Jackson (1985) Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake) 12"

The “Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)” 12″ features the 7:06 album version on the A-side backed with a radio edit and the “Groove” version on the B-side. It seems that the edit and groove versions have never been available on CD.

Hammer (1991) Addams Groove 12″

Hammer (1991) Addams Groove 12"

They do what they wanna do, say what they wanna say
Live how they wanna live, play how they wanna play
Dance how they wanna dance, kick and the slap a friend
The Addams Family
Have a Happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy and get it on!

The Kane Gang (1987) Don’t Look Any Further 12″

The Kane Gang (1987) Don't Look Any Further 12"

The Kane Gang reached #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart with “Don’t Look Any Further” on April 2, 1988. The Brit band’s cover of the Dennis Edwards R&B hit was the only US chart topper of their career.

Great White (1989) House Of Broken Love UK 12″

Great White (1989) House Of Broken Love UK 12"

Great White’s greatest commercial success came with the release of their album ‘…Twice Shy’ in 1989. “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” reached #5 on the Hot 100 and “The Angel Song” reached #30. But, in this late-80’s hair metal fan’s mind, the best song on that album was “House Of Broken Love”. The combination of that song, and the live cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House” made this little 12″ irresistible to me when I ran across it. As best as I can tell, this live performance of “Red House” is still a vinyl only track.

Belouis Some (1985) Imagination 12″

Belouis Some (1985) Imagination 12"

Belouis Some is definitely an 80s artist that I totally knew nothing of in the 80s. It has only been in recent years that I even can remember hearing “Imagination” courtesy of the Muzak 80s channel broadcast on the Dish Network satellite service. Sirius is also broadcast on Dish Network but, I don’t think I have ever heard this song on 80s on 8. Anyway, I missed out on Belouis in the 80s. This is a very good song and so, after “discovering” it in the past few years, I snatched up this 12″ when I ran across it. The song comes from the album ‘Some People’ which was produced by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero so, that explains a lot about why I liked it so much once I finally heard it.

T-Connection (1984) Take It To The Limit 12″

T-Connection (1984) Take It To The Limit 12"

OK, let’s switch gears a little bit from what I’ve posted so far this week as we go from light, danceable pop to a funky, dance groove by T-Connection. The group hails from Nassau, Bahamas and began their professional music career in the late 70’s on the Dash Records label. The group had several tracks that charted on the dance and R&B charts in the late 70’s including their biggest hit “Do What You Wanna Do” in 1977. By the early 80’s the band had signed with Capitol Records and released the single “Everything Is Cool” which reached #10 on the R&B charts in 1981. The final charting single by the group is today’s record which only reached #73 on the R&B charts in 1984. Should have gone higher, I love this song. Check it out and tell me how ya like it.

Dave Koz (1990) Give It Up 12″ Promo

Dave Koz (1990) Give It Up 12" Promo

The A Side: Give It Up (Justin Strauss 12″), 7:09. Give It Up (Justin Strauss Dub), 6:56. The B Side: Give It Up (Just Right Mix 12″), 5:44. Give It Up (Just Right Dub), 6:18.

Sly Fox (1985) Let’s Go All The Way 12″

Sly Fox (1985) Let's Go All The Way 12"

Let’s go all the way (Let’s go all the way), Let’s go all the way (Let’s go all the way).

We can make a better way, Let’s go all the way, Go all the way, Let’s go all the way, yeah.

Na na na, Na na na, Na na na.

George Clinton (1986) Hey Good Lookin’ 12″

George Clinton (1986) Hey Good Lookin' 12"

Excuse me if I gawk, if I balk, if there’s a pause in my talk. You got me tongue tied girl.
Pardon me if I trip, if I flip, if my composure sort of slips.
Hey good lookin’, look good to me. You look good to me.
You know you look mahvelous!

George Clinton (1986) Do Fries Go With That Shake!? 12″

George Clinton (1986) Do Fries Go With That Shake!? 12″

Ooohh, this calorie free and nutra sweet, the love of you has gotten me on a diet
Do fries go with that shake? Oh, Do fries go with that shake? Do fries go with that shake? Ohhh, Do fries go with that shake?
Come on, baby girl, Let me get some fries with that shake, The way that you move, I can tell that ain’t a damn thing fake.

Paul McCartney (1985) Spies Like Us 12″

Paul McCartney (1985) Spies Like Us 12"

The Brief: OK, so, there was a soundtrack for the movie Spies Like Us but, it only included the score as composed by Elmer Bernstein.  The movie’s theme song, performed by Paul McCartney was originally a single only release.  The first remix on this record comes courtesy of John Potoker who has had a hand […]

Climie Fisher (1987) Love Changes (Everything) 12″

Climie Fisher (1987) Love Changes (Everything) 12"

The Brief: Ah, the Summer of ’88…hearing this song again for the first time in years, memories of my 15-year-old self flood my mind, including countless late-night drives with my circle of friends: seven of us squeezed into one of our parents’ cars listening to the hits of the day while dishing about whatever nonsense […]

O’Bryan (1984) Lovelite 7″

O'Bryan (1984) Lovelite 7"

O’Bryan Burnette II was approximately 18 years old when his first album hit the streets on Capitol Records in 1982. O’Bryan was guided by Ron Kersey (Trammps keyboardist) and Don Cornelius, the host and creator of Soul Train. Cornelius introduced O’Bryan to Capitol Records where a deal was made that resulted in four albums being released from 1982 to 1986. His third album release would be his best seller, producing the R&B #1 single “Lovelite” and reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot Black Albums chart. O’Bryan is listed in the songwriting credits on all 8 tracks from the album with Don Cornelius listed as co-writer on 7 of those songs.

da Krash (1988) Wasn’t I Good To Ya 12″ Promo

da Krash (1988) Wasn’t I Good To Ya 12″ Promo

This vinyl rip comes from the promo 12″ of da Krash’s “Wasn’t I Good To Ya”, produced by Jesse Johnson. The mixes on this 12″ are by Gail “Sky” King.

Oaktown’s 357 – Juicy Gotcha Krazy 12″

Oaktown's 357 - Juicy Gotcha Krazy 12"

The A Side: Juicy Gotcha Krazy (Vocal) 4:52 Juicy Gotcha Krazy (LP Version) 4:21 The B Side: Juicy Gotcha Krazy (Instrumental) 4:52 The Brief: In the late 80’s, M.C. Hammer’s talents and songwriting prowess were so prolific that he couldn’t keep it all confined to just his own releases. There was so much great music […]

The Steve Miller Band – I Want To Make The World Turn Around 12″

The Steve Miller Band - I Want To Make The World Turn Around 12"

“I Want To Make The World Turn Around” comes from The Steve Miller Band’s 1986 LP ‘Living In The 20th Century’ and is documented to be the last single released by the band. The track went to #1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart and held that position for six straight weeks. The tracks on this 12” were remixed by Steve Miller along with David Cole.

M.C. Hammer – (Hammer Hammer) They Put Me In The Mix 12″

M.C. Hammer - (Hammer Hammer) They Put Me In The Mix 12"

The A Side: (Hammer Hammer) They Put Me In The Mix 5:08 (Hammer Hammer) They Put Me In The Mix (Instrumental) 4:49 The B Side: Cold Go M.C. Hammer 5:43 Cold Go M.C. Hammer (Instrumental) 5:43 The Brief: The final single released from M.C. Hammer‘s ‘Let’s Get It Started’ LP was “(Hammer Hammer) They Put […]

M.C. Hammer – Pump It Up 12″

M.C. Hammer - Pump It Up 12"

The A Side: Pump It Up (The I Rose Mix) 7:23 Pump It Up (Dope Mix) 5:39 The B Side: Pump It Up (Radio Edit) 5:01 Pump It Up (Instrumental) 5:01 The Brief: Before the multi-platinum hype of “U Can’t Touch This”, M.C. Hammer’s first major label LP was ‘Let’s Get It Started’ on the […]

Mellow Man Ace – Mentirosa 12″

Mellow Man Ace - Mentirosa 12"

The A Side: Mentirosa (Radio Edit) 4:16 Mentirosa (Extended Remix) 6:08 Welcome To My Groove (Hurley’s House of Trix Mix) 4:30 The B Side: Welcome To My Groove (Hurley’s Deep House Mix) 5:45 Welcome To My Groove (Hurley’s Hip House Mix) 5:56 Welcome To My Groove (Latin Hip House Mix) 5:13 The Brief: Born Ulpiano […]

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