You’re so close but far away, I call you up all night and day, You’re so close but far away, I call you up all night and day. I give you my affection and I give you my time, Trying to get a connection on the telephone line.
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I am a computer, I have been programmed to dance.
Producer – Mr. Lucky, R. Griffin*
Written-By – Reggie Griffin
The Brief: Time for a six degrees of separation, and we don’t even need six steps to achieve that! Today’s 12″ connects the genius that is the late great Malcolm McLaren with Mariah Carey. In 1982, English music honcho Malcolm McLaren was so taken in by New York hip hop and its block party culture […]
The A Side: I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) (Vocal) 6:57 The B Side: I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll) (Instrumental) 6:15 Play At Your Own Risk (Acapella Version) 6:06 The Brief: “I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw […]
The A Side: The Harder They Come 6:25 / Motherlode 1:50 The B Side: The Harder They Come 6:00 / Motherlode 1:30 The Harder They Come (Accapella Version) 4:30 The Brief: The Arthur Baker project Rockers Revenge followed up “Walking On Sunshine” with “The Harder They Come”, a tune written by Jimmy Cliff. Baker once […]
Rockers Revenge was a studio musical project, assembled by producer Arthur Baker. Its initial entry on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, “Walking on Sunshine” (an Eddy Grant composition, featuring vocals by Donnie Calvin) hit #1 on the U.S. dance chart in 1982. The track reached #4 on the UK Singles Chart in September 1982. The tracks on this 12” were mixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez and Baker.
“Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” is a song written by Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, and Janie Bradford. It was first recorded by The Temptations for their 1966 LP ‘Getting’ Ready’. In 1969, Marvin Gaye released the song as a single from his ‘M.P.G.” album. Gaye’s version reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent six consecutive weeks at #1 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart. Don Was and Luis Resto as Orbit teamed with Carol Hall in 1984 to record this cover of a timeless soul classic.
The A Side: The Beat Goes On (Lunar Mix) 6:05 The B Side: The Beat Goes On (Vocal) 5:51 The Beat Goes On (ac capella) :47 The Brief: “The Beat Goes On” is a song written by the late Sonny Bono and released by Sonny & Cher as a single in 1967. The song peaked […]
The A Side: Buffalo Gals (Scratch Version) 3:30 The B Side: She’s Looking Like A Hobo 3:35 Buffalo Gals (Trad Square) 3:43 The Brief: Malcolm McLaren’s resume includes everything from managing the Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Adam Ant and Bow Wow Wow to introducing hip hop in the UK. In 1983 Mr. McLaren collaborated […]
The A Side: Siberian Nights 6:05 The B Side: Siberian Nights (Vocal-Radio Edit) 4:17 Siberian Nights (Dub) 6:05 The Brief: Twilight 22 are Gordon Bahary and Joseph Saulter, an electrofunk duo from the San Francisco Bay Area. A self-titled LP was released in 1984 on Vanguard records and it featured two electrofunk classics, “Electric Kingdom” […]
The A Side: Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song) 7:49 The B Side: Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song) (The Wikki-Wikki Rap) 5:13 Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song) (Instrumental) 4:41 The Brief: An electro classic from 1983. With sped up vocals, reminiscent of the Chipmunks, and a funky electro beat, Newcleus created quite a […]
The A Side: King Tut (Remix) 5:20 The B Side: King Tut 4:38 The Brief: London born Paul Hardcastle gained attention in the US in 1985 with the release of the ‘Rain Forest’ LP on Profile Records. ‘Rain Forest’ is an amazing collection of electro style instrumental tracks. One of the tracks released as […]
The A Side: You Shook Me All Night Long (Extended Vocal Mix) 6:23 You Shook Me All Night Long (Instrumental Mix) 4:25 The B Side: You Shook Me All Night Long (Extended Instrumental Mix) 6:05 You Shook Me All Night Long (Radio Mix) 3:26 You Shook Me All Night Long (No Mix) 2:09 The […]
The A Side: Tour de France (Radio Mix) 6:23 Tour de France (Dub) 4:25 The B Side: Tour de France (Radio Mix Edit) 3:26 Tour de France (Instrumental) 4:16 The Brief: In 1983, Kraftwerk released a 12″ single entitled “Tour de France” that went to #4 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart. It was also […]
The A Side: Throw Down (Extended LP Version) 7:10 The B Side: Throw Down (Extended Special Breakdown Mix) 6:04 The Brief: In the late 70’s, Reggie Griffin and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds were members of a funk outfit called Manchild. Reggie has stayed busy over the years as a session musician working with Candi Staton, Grandmaster […]
Side A: Cheap Thrills Danger Zone I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock And Roll) Side B: Play At Your Own Risk It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference Don’t Tell Me The Brief: Planet Patrol was an electro group led by Arthur Baker and John Robie that released their one and […]
Side A: Set It Off (Vocal Version) 9:22 Side B: Set It Off (The Hot Club Version) 9:32 The Brief: This was a popular tune for the crowd to line dance to back in the day. The Bus Stop line dance would always break out when I threw this tune on. The Bus Stop goes […]
A #1 Hit on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart in 1984, “Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa)” is from George Kranz’s debut album ‘My Rhythm’ released in 1983. In addition to the dance chart, the song also entered the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart on January 7, 1984, reaching #61 during a 9 week run. The song was also featured during a memorable dance routine in the 1985 movie ‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo’.
Side A: We Are The Jonzun Crew (Vocal) 5:56 Side B: We Are The Jonzun Crew (Instrumental) 8:08 The Brief: The fourth single from The Jonzun Crew’s ‘Lost In Space’ album. “We Are The Jonzun Crew”, managed to get to #37 on the Hot Black Singles chart. It entered the chart on July 2, 1983 […]
Slingshot’s “Do It Again medley with Billie Jean” shot on to the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on 8/20/83 at #89. It spent 5 weeks on the chart getting only as high as #75. It did get to #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Disco chart. And, over on the Billboard Hot Black Singles chart it debuted on 7/23/83, spent 11 weeks on the chart and rose to #25.
Kraftwerk’s “Tour de France” was a one-off single released in 1983. The 12″ release features Francois Kervorkian’s French Version and Remix.
This 1986 12″ release from C.C.C.P. features a remix by Cameron Paul of “American-Soviets” on side A. On the B side is the original mix and an instrumental.