Tyka Nelson’s 12″ promo for “L.O.V.E.” was co-written by Tyka and produced by David Z. with Ricky Peterson. Shep Pettibone provided the remixes.
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Was (Not Was) scored a Top 10 pop hit with “Walk The Dinosaur” in 1989. The 12″ features mixes by Bruce Forest, Don Was and Jaime Muhoberac.
Dorothy’s cover of Prince’s “Still Waiting” has a reggae-ish vibe while being pretty faithful to the original. It was only released in the UK and Europe.
The single “Legs” came from the 1986 album “In Visible Silence”, the second collection of quirky synth based music/noise from the English avant-gardians.
“I’m Supposed To Have Sex With You” appeared on the soundtrack of Mark Harmon’s 1987 movie Summer School. It was Tonio K’s only entry on the Dance charts.
This UK 12″ from Huey Lewis & The News features the 12″ and 7″ mixes of “I Want A New Drug”, a #1 Dance hit for the group in 1984.
Did you get enough Paul Hardcastle records last week? You did? Well, too bad, I have one more. Seems this record was Paul’s attempt at catching the “19” lightning in a bottle a second time. Didn’t quite work out the second time around…
This 12″ features the track that became a #15 hit in the UK and served as the theme tune for BBC Television’s music chart show Top of the Pops from April 1986 until September 1991.
Continuing the week of Hardcastle, this 12″ features vocalist Kevin Henry. On the liner notes of the 12″ sleeve, Paul writes, “When I first heard Kevin sing I thought SH_T. He’d sound great on one of my tracks!”
This track features vocals by Carol Kenyon. In addition to her work with Paul, Carol has sung with Go West, Duran Duran, Kylie Minogue, Mike Oldfield, Jon and Vangelis, Pet Shop Boys, Gary Moore, Dexys Midnight Runners, Pink Floyd, Tommy Shaw, Roger Waters, Morrissey–Mullen, Tears for Fears, and Van Morrison. She is best known for her vocals on the Heaven 17 hit song “Temptation”, which reached number two on the UK Singles Chart in 1983.
“Just For The Money” was the follow up single to “19”. The song was based on the Great Train Robbery and boasted the voices of Bob Hoskins and Sir Laurence Olivier. This limited edition 12″ featured a mix for break dancers.
Paul Hardcastle is mostly known in the US for his big hit in 1985: “19” That song introduced him to a worldwide audience where he reached #1 on Pop charts in more than 10 different countries. But, Paul’s career continues at a respectable level even though he isn’t releasing worldwide smash hits every year. Paul is widely known among smooth jazz circles these days for his Jazzmasters releases. This week, we’ll take a look at some Hardcastle records you may or may not have ever heard of. I hope you enjoy the ride…
The Brief: August 21 marks the beginning of International Beatles Week for 2013. In honor of that, we’re going to spend a week with “Paul” and look back at some 12″ and 7″ records in my collection. But, wait a minute you say… this record is by Paul Carrack, he wasn’t in the Beatles. No, […]
Jellybean’s “Who Found Who” featuring Elisa Fiorillo was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Disco 12-Inch Singles Sales chart the weeks of September 5-12, 1987.
The A Side: Oooh This I Need (Below The Ground Mix) 6:09 The B Side: Oooh This I Need (Laid Back Mix) 4:09 The Brief: Another track that Prince contributed to, from Elisa Fiorillo‘s ‘I Am” album, is “Oooh This I Need” which is presented here from a promo 12″ pressed on red vinyl. Remixing […]
The A Side: On The Way Up (Jam Mix) 4:56 On The Way Up (IL Mix) 6:16 On The Way Up (7″ Power Mix) 3:54 The B Side: On The Way Up (12″ Remix) 6:23 Am I Dub II 5:37 The Brief: Elisa Fiorillo won the Star Search talent show on US TV in 1983. […]
Side A: Anything Can Happen (Acid Condiminium Mix) 7:14 Anything Can Happen (7″ R&B Mix) 3:39 Side B: Anything Can Happen (Rock, Rock, Rock, Rock The Condo Ya’ll Mix) 7:02 Anything Can Happen (LP Pop Mix) 3:40 The Death Of Mr. Ping Pong 2:10 The Brief: Was (Not Was) released their first album in 1981 […]
Paul Hardcastle’s “19” was an international hit, here is a sampling of the chart positions across the globe that “19” obtained: Switzerland #1 (7 Weeks) ; Norway #1 (7 Weeks) ; Germany #1 (6 Weeks) ; UK #1 (5 Weeks); Netherlands #1 (5 Weeks); New Zealand #1 (4 Weeks); Sweden #1 (2 Weeks); Austria #1; Italy #1; Ireland #1; US Dance Club Play Chart #1 (2 Weeks); France #15. On the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, it went like this: entered on June 1, 1985; at position # 78; peaked at #15 (2 weeks); weeks on chart 14. Over on the Hot Black Singles chart it debuted on June 8, 1985; peaked at #8; weeks on chart 14.