Posts Tagged ‘Louil Silas Jr’

Mac Band (1988) Roses Are Red 12″

Mac Band (1988) Roses Are Red 12"

L.A. & Babyface wrote and produced the #1 R&B track “Roses Are Red” for the Mac Band in 1988. This 12″ features a remix and instrumental by Louil Silas, Jr.

Klymaxx (1986) Man Size Love 12″

Klymaxx (1986) Man Size Love 12"

The “Man Size Love” 12″ from Klymaxx features remixes by Louil Silas, Jr. and Bruce Swedien, along with an instrumental cut.

Klymaxx (1984) The Men All Pause 12″

Klymaxx (1984) The Men All Pause 12"

This 1984 12″ release from Klymaxx features Louil Silas, Jr.’s remix of “The Men All Pause” from their ‘Meeting In The Ladies Room’ album.

New Edition (1996) I’m Still In Love With You 12″ Promo

New Edition (1996) I'm Still In Love With You 12" Promo

New Edition’s 12″ of “I’m Still In Love With You” features 3 remixes by Bill Esses & Sir Charles and two remixes each by Louil Silas, Jr. and Dinky Bingham.

New Edition (1988) You’re Not My Kind Of Girl 12″

New Edition (1988) You're Not My Kind Of Girl 12"

New Edition’s “You’re Not My Kind Of Girl” was a #3 R&B hit in 1988. It was written and produced by Jam and Lewis and remixed by Louil Silas, Jr.

New Edition (1984) Mr Telephone Man EUR 12″

New Edition (1984) Mr. Telephone Man EUR 12"

On Feb 2, 1985 New Edition reached #1 on the R&B charts with “Mr Telephone Man”. The track was written by Ray Parker, Jr. and remixed by Louil Silas, Jr.

The Jets (1987) I Do You 12″ Promo

The Jets (1987) I Do You 12" Promo

“I Do You” by The Jets reached the Top 20 at pop and R&B in 1987. Louil Silas, Jr. remixed the tracks featured on this promo 12″ release.

The Jets (1986) Private Number 12″

The Jets (1986) Private Number 12"

“Private Number” was The Jets’ third single release and reached #28 on the R&B singles chart in 1986. The remixes on this 12″ were by Louil Silas, Jr.

The Jets (1986) Crush On You 12″

The Jets (1986) Crush On You 12"

“Crush On You” was The Jets’ first Pop Top 40 hit, reaching #3 on the Hot 100. The 12″ releases features remixes by Louil Silas, Jr.

The Jets (1985) Curiosity 12″

The Jets (1985) Curiosity 12"

The Jets first single “Curiosity” was a #8 R&B and #21 Dance hit. It was co-written and co-produced by Jerry Knight and remixed by Louil Silas, Jr.

Patti LaBelle (1985) Stir It Up 12″

Patti La Belle (1985) Stir It Up 12"

This 12″ release of “Stir It Up” is by Patti LaBelle from the motion picture soundtrack to ‘Beverly Hills Cop’. The remix is by Louil Silas, Jr.

Sheena Easton (1991) What Comes Naturally 12″

Sheena Easton (1991) What Comes Naturally 12"

“What Comes Naturally” was Sheena Easton’s first album of the 90’s and her last Top 40 single. This 12″ features mixes by Louil Silas, Jr. and Arthur Baker.

One Way (1986) Don’t Think About It 7″

One Way (1986) Don't Think About It 7"

“Don’t Think About It” was One Way’s first single off their 9th album entitled ‘IX’. This track was remixed for single release by Louil Silas, Jr.

Patti LaBelle/Harold Faltermeyer (1985) New Attitude/Axel F 12″

Patti LaBelle / Harold Faltermeyer (1985) New Attitude / Axel F

From the wildly popular Beverly Hills Cop movie and soundtrack comes a Dance chart topping 12″ featuring extended mixes of Patti LaBelle’s “New Attitude” and Harold Faltermeyer’s “Axel F”. Both tracks were remixed by Louil Silas, Jr who was, apparently, a mainstay at MCA Records when it came to remixes. In addition to conquering the dance charts, both songs were Top 20 hits on the pop and R&B charts. Patti reached #3 on the R&B chart and Faltermeyer reached #3 on the pop chart.

The Controllers (1986) Stay UK 12″

The Controllers (1986) Stay UK 12"

Back in January of this year I posted the 7″ version of “Stay” by The Controllers. Today you get to take a listen to the extended version of the song. This track reminds me very much of the sound of Loose Ends and the production by Nick Martinelli. Very smooth song with a deep groove. If you’re not familiar with the song, you should definitely download and give a listen.

Ready For The World (1985) Oh Sheila 12″

Ready For The World (1985) Oh Sheila 12"

Ready For The World’s “Oh Sheila” was a multi-format smash in 1985. The Flint, Michigan sextet topped all 3 of Billboard’s Pop, R&B and Dance charts. It was the only #1 hit for the group on the Pop and Dance charts but, they returned to the top spot on the R&B chart in 1986 with “Love You Down”.

Controllers (1986) Stay 7″

Controllers (1986) Stay 7"

  The Source:   Label: MCA Records   Catalog#: MCA-52704   Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM   Country: US   Released: 1986 The A Side: Stay (Remixed by Louil Silas, Jr.) 4:34 The B Side: Undercover Lover 5:26 The Charts: Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart Hot Black Singles 3/22/86   12 16

Stephanie Mills (1985) Bit By Bit (Theme From “Fletch”) 12″

Stephanie Mills (1985) Bit By Bit (Theme From "Fletch") 12"

The Brief: How’s this for a segue?  Last week we left off with the theme song from Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd’s Spies Like Us and we kick off this week with the theme song from Chevy Chase’s film Fletch.  Both the movies and the singles were released in 1985.  Fletch however did have a soundtrack […]

Pebbles (1988) Take Your Time 12″

Pebbles (1988) Take Your Time 12"

Take your time to get it, Ooh, baby, Take your time to get it, But you can never give up,
Take your time to get it, Oh, it hurts a little, Take your time to get it, I know you’ll never give up, Take your time.

Pebbles / Harold Faltermeyer (1987) Love/Hate / Axel F 12”

Pebbles (1987) Love/Hate 12''

This 12″ features Pebbles’ “Love/Hate” and Harold Faltermeyer’s Special Re-edit of “Axel F” from the ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ soundtrack of 1987.

Pebbles (1988) Mercedes Boy 7″

Pebbles (1988) Mercedes Boy 7"

Do you want to ride in my Mercedes boy? Tell me what you’re gonna do with me. ‘Cause if you want to ride in my Mercedes boy. There are so many things that I’m gonna do to you.

Pebbles (1987) Girlfriend 7″

Pebbles (1987) Girlfriend 7"

Girlfriend, How could you let him treat you so bad, oh, Girlfriend, You know you were the best he ever had, oh, oh, oh, Girlfriend, How could you let him treat you so bad, oh, Girlfriend, You know you were the best he ever had, oh, oh, oh.

Michael McDonald (1986) Sweet Freedom 12″

Michael McDonald (1986) Sweet Freedom 12"

The Brief: In June of 1986, the movie Running Scared hit big screens across the US to moderate success, taking in over $38 million during its run. The movie boasted a soundtrack featuring numerous artists favored by Fun With Vinyl including Klymaxx, Ready For The World, New Edition and Patti LaBelle. The most successful single […]

Jody Watley – Some Kind Of Lover 7″ and UK 10″

Jody Watley - Some Kind Of Lover 7" and UK 10"

The Brief: For the release of “Some Kind Of Lover”, Louil Silas, Jr. was brought in to do the remixing for the single releases. This song is the third Watley/Cymone composition paired with Cymone/David Z. production and the 2nd  Top 10 hit for that combination of writers and producers from the album. This post contains […]

St. Paul – Intimacy 12″

St. Paul - Intimacy 12"

The A Side: Intimacy (Extended Version) 7:20 The B Side: Intimacy (Radio Edit) 5:33 Intimacy (Suite) 7:20 Intimacy (Bonus Beats) 7:20 The Brief: “Intimacy” was one of two singles released from St. Paul’s debut LP. Neither single registered on the US Billboard charts. Louil Silas, Jr. handled remix duties on this 12″. Here’s wishing you […]

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