This 12″ of “Star Search” by Mico Wave features production by Bootsy Collins and remixes by Shep Pettibone. From the album ‘Cookin’ From The Inside Out’.
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“Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp was a #1 R&B and Dance hit in 1988. The 12″ release features mixes by Kemp and Teddy Riley. Executive producer was Kashif.
This 1987 12″ release of Rebbie Jackson’s “Plaything” was produced and remixed by David “Pic” Conley. It was one of Rebbie’s two career Top 10 R&B hits.
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s “Head To Toe” swept the top spots on Billboard’s Pop, R&B and Dance charts in 1987. It was written and produced by Full Force.
“Temporary Love Thing” was the first single from Full Force’s 1986 album ‘Full Force Get Busy 1 Time’. It was a #12 hit on the R&B charts.
“Girl If You Take Me Home” is an answer record to Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s “I Wonder If I Take You Home” which was written and produced by Full Force.
“Nothing’s Gonna Stop You Now” is a 1984 12″ promo featuring Olympic themes for Team Sports events, the Marathon and Boxing by Loverboy, Foreigner and Toto.
“Legend Of A Cowgirl” earned Imani Coppola her only Top 40 hit. This 12″ vinyl rip features mixes from Prince Paul, Michael Mangini & Skoti Alain Elliott.
“Tell Her About It” was Billy Joel’s second #1 hit of his career. The 12″ release features a remix by John “Jellybean” Benitez.
By 1993, TTD’s chart success had basically disappeared. All the excitement and from his debut album was a distant memory to most of the record buying public. I, on the other hand, was still enjoying the releases from Terence. The ‘Symphony or Damn’ and ‘Vibrator’ albums sounded fine to my ears and I still give them a listen from time to time. “Do You Love Me Like You Say?” was the lead single from ‘Symphony or Damn’ but, it made nary a dent in any of the US Billboard charts. It did get some airplay in the UK as it made it to #14 on the UK pop charts. But, alas, basically ignored in the US.
This 12″ release from Paul Young features extended club mixes of “Love Of The Common People” and “Come Back And Stay” from his debut album ‘No Parlez’.
This UK 12″ from Joe Public features remixes of “Live And Learn” by George Karras, George Tashiro and Lionel Job. It was their only US Top 40 hit.
Raquel Welch. The Classic American Beauty. Still smoking hot to this day! This record was built for the dance floor. Written by Paul Jabara
(“Last Dance”, “The Main Event/Fight” and “It’s Raining Men”), produced by Michael Zager (“Let’s All Chant”) and remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero.
“All you have to do is play one note. But it needs to be the right note.” –Herbie Hancock
“The value of music is not dazzling yourself and others with technique.” –Herbie Hancock
“One thing I like about jazz is that it emphasized doing things differently from what other people were doing.” –Herbie Hancock
“Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.” –Herbie Hancock
“Creativity shouldn’t be following radio; it should be the other way around.” –Herbie Hancock
Earth, Wind & Fire’s 12″ release of “Magnetic” features John “Jellybean” Benitez’s Extended Dance Remix and Instrumental of this Top 10 R&B hit of 1983.
This 12″ release of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland” features the Special Disco Version and Instrumental of their Top 10 R&B and Pop hit of 1979.
The third of three singles released from ‘Martika’s Kitchen’ that featured involvement from Prince is “Spirit”. It was a promo only release in the UK with one remix per side. It is our second spotting of D-Mob’s Dancin’ Danny D this month as a remixer. Since it only contained remixes for club play, there was no chart action for “Spirit”.
The second of 3 Prince-penned singles released from ‘Martika’s Kitchen’ did not fare as well as its predecessor. The title track from the album spent only 2 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. It did do a little better in the UK reaching #17 and in Australia getting to #29. The highlight of this 12″ is the Prince mix of “Love… Thy Will Be Done”. The lowlight is Tony M. rapping on the Alt. Dub Version 😉
When recording her second album, ‘Martika’s Kitchen’, Martika enlisted the aide of Prince who produced four of the 12 tracks on the album. The most successful of those tracks was “Love… Thy Will Be Done” which garnered Martika a Top 10 pop hit in the US & UK and a #1 in Australia. This 12″ provides the 7″ Edit version and two album cuts on the flipside. The track “Temptation” was covered later in 1991 by Patti LaBelle on her ‘Burnin’ album. We’ll take a look at some more Martika records next week, have a great weekend everyone!
Andre Cymone’s 1985 Top 10 R&B hit “The Dance Electric” is a song written by long-time friend Prince. These vinyl rips include the Long and Edit versions.
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