The 12″ release of Sting’s “If You Love Somebody Set Them Free” features mixes by John “Jellybean” Benitez and William Orbit.
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The 12″ release of John Waite’s “These Times Are Hard For Lovers” features remixes by John “Jellybean” Benitez” and Rusty Garner.
“Tell Her About It” was Billy Joel’s second #1 hit of his career. The 12″ release features a remix by John “Jellybean” Benitez.
Ahhhh, the lovely Livvy fits right in this week. Love that big 80’s hair! Jellybean on the remix. No chart success at all? Should have been!
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.
“Right On Track” came from The Breakfast Club’s one and only album release of the 80s. It was a Top 10 hit on the Pop and Dance singles charts.
Label: Qwest Records Catalog#: 0-20270 Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 1/3 RPM Country: US Released: 1983 The A Side: It’s Your Night (Jellybean Remix) 7:02 It’s Your Night 5:26 (Jellybean Instrumental Remix) 5:26 The B Side: Yah Mo B There (with Michael McDonald) (Jellybean Remix) 6:38 Yah Mo B There (Jellybean Instrumental […]
If I knew back then, what I know now, If I understood the what, when, why and how, Now it’s clear to me what I should have done, But hindsight is 20/20, 20/20 vision.
Wouldn’t U love 2 love me, wouldn’t U? Wouldn’t U love 2 love me baby, wouldn’t U? Wouldn’t U love 2 be with me alone? Wouldn’t U love 2 have me 4 your very own?
’cause I’ll tell you one thing, You can’t get what you want, Till you know what you want, Said you can’t get what you want, Till you know what you want.
The Brief: Guest Blogger: Ric “The song that taught me how to count” That was what George Michael said about “Instant Replay” when he listed it as one of his all-time Top 10. The man behind that disco classic, Dan Hartman, is indeed an influential figure during the disco era. After his 1979 disco anthem, […]
The Brief: At the age of 4 years old, you are dared by the legendary Dinah Washington to go out on the stage at the world famous Apollo Theater and sing. What would Patti Austin do? Well, she would just stroll right out there and wow the crowd with her voice and then proceed to […]
The Brief: In previous blog posts that featured the music of Patti Austin, we took a look at work she did with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ Flyte Tyme Productions in 1985. Today and the rest of this week we are going to sample some of her singles created with different producers. First up today is “It’s […]
Stacy Lattisaw’s 12″ release of “Nail It To The Wall” was produced & remixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez. It was the 1st single from ‘Take Me All The Way”.
This 12″ single released in support of Hall & Oates’ ‘Rock ‘n Soul Part 1’ greatest hits album features the #8 pop hit “Adult Education”. On the flip-side is “Maneater” which hit #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 on December 18, 1982 and held the top spot for 4 weeks.
The A Side: Tenderness (Radio Version) 3:34 The B Side: Tenderness (Dance Mix) 6:00 The Brief: The Beat or The English Beat broke up in 1983. The band’s vocalists Dave Wakeling and Ranking Roger assembled keyboardist Mickey Billingham from Dexy’s Midnight Runners, guitarist Mick Jones from The Clash, bassist Horace Panter from The Specials and […]
The A Side: Dancing In The Sheets (Special Version Mixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez) 6:17 The B Side: Dancing In The Sheets (Instrumental) 5:00 The Brief: When Shalamar first came to prominence, the group consisted of Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel and Howard Hewett. The group ran up a string of R&B and pop hits from […]
The A Side: Deadline U.S.A. (Mixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez) 5:58 Deadline U.S.A. (Dub Version) 4:50 The B Side: Giorgio Moroder – Knock Me On My Feet 3:02 The Brief: To all freedom loving people everywhere, join me in wishing happy Independence Day to the United States of America. For everyone celebrating today, here’s wishing […]
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.
The A Side: Take Me For A Ride (Ext.-Remix) 7:08 The B Side: Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? (Jellybean 12″ Vocal Remix) 7:00 The Brief: This German pressed 12” contains the “Dance-Remix” of “Take Me For A Ride” as remixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez. The flip side is Benitez’s remix of “Wouldn’t You Love […]
This Taja Sevelle UK 12″ release features the Prince-penned “Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me” and the Ben Liebrand remix of “Love Is Contagious”.
The A Side: Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? (Jellybean 12″ Vocal Remix) 7:00 Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? (Jellybean Dub) 5:30 The B Side: Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? (Paisley Park Mix) 6:12 Wouldn’t You Love To Love Me? (Joe Blaney 12″ Vocal Remix) 6:52 Baby’s Got A Lover (LP Version) 3:03 […]
The first single from ‘Rock ‘n Soul Part 1’ was “Say It Isn’t So” and it was a dance-floor smash, topping the Hot Dance/Disco chart for 4 weeks. It also debuted inside the Top 40 its first week on the Hot 100. The song eventually climbed to #2 where it spent 3 weeks before slipping down the chart, held out of the top spot by Jackson/McCartney’s “Say Say Say”.
The A Side: Thief Of Hearts (Dance Mix) 6:12 The B Side: Thief Of Hearts (Instrumental) 4:32 Thief Of Hearts (Short Version) 4:00 The Brief: Melissa Manchester released her first album in 1973 and has remained a popular adult contemporary artist to this day. In 1984, she contributed the title song to the soundtrack of […]
The A Side: 20/20 (Jellybean Remix) The B Side: Shark Bite The Brief: George Benson’s sixth album for WB Records was ‘20/20’ and it was released in 1984. The title track was released as a single and missed making the Top 40 by 8 spots. This UK 12” release features a John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez remix […]