Posts Tagged ‘Mark Berry’

Stephanie Mills (1984) The Medicine Song 12”

Stephanie Mills (1984) The Medicine Song 12''

“The Medicine Song” from her ‘I’ve Got The Cure’ LP was a #1 Dance hit for Stephanie Mills in 1984. This 12″ vinyl rip features a remix by Mark Berry.

Bar-Kays (1985) Your Place Or Mine 12″ Promo

Bar-Kays (1985) Your Place Or Mine 12" Promo

From 1981 to 1989, the Bar-Kays released 6 albums containing numerous songs that are continuously part of my listening habits to this day. Tracks like “Hit And Run”, “Freaky Behaviour”, “Traffic Jammer”, the entire ‘Propositions’ LP, “Dirty Dancer”, “Dance, Party, Etc.”, “Freakshow On The Dancefloor”, “Sexomatic”, “Certified True”, “Struck By You” and today’s record “Your Place Or Mine”. All of these tunes have that 80s funk sound, just banging bass, synths & keys layered all over with some guitar licks thrown in for effect. Yeah, I suppose if you go back and listen to all of those songs now, they sound a bit dated and definitely of their time period but, oh what a funky time it was. Required listening: the ‘Propositions’ LP, if you don’t have it, find it, own it, love it!

Bar-Kays (1988) Struck By You 12″

Bar-Kays (1988) Struck By You 12"

The Brief: By the late 80s the Bar-Kays had been been performing for 20 years, the band survived tragedy and lineup changes and reinvented itself numerous times.  But, by 1988 they had begun to run out of steam and the 1988 ‘Animal’ LP was the last original studio album put out by the band in […]

Kool and the Gang – Emergency 12″ Promo

Kool and the Gang - Emergency 12" Promo

The A Side: Emergency (Remixed by Mark Berry for MSB Productions) 6:55 Emergency (Dub Mix) 5:02 The B Side: Emergency (Remixed by Jim Bonnefond) 5:21 You Are The One 4:20 The Brief: “Emergency” is the title track from Kool and the Gang’s 18th studio LP and the only one of four singles released from the […]

Nona Hendryx – Baby Go-Go 12″

Nona Hendryx - Baby Go-Go 12"

Nona Hendryx’s “Baby Go-Go” was written by Prince and produced by Jam & Lewis. Remixes on this 12″ vinyl rip were done by Mark Berry and Chris Lord-Alge.

Pseudo Echo – Funky Town 12″

Pseudo Echo - Funky Town 12"

Pseudo Echo’s cover of “Funky Town” was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Disco 12-Inch Singles Sales chart 7/18/87. It was also their only pop Top 40 hit.

The Bar-Kays – Sexomatic 12″

The Bar-Kays - Sexomatic 12"

The A Side: Sexomatic (Remix by Mark Berry) 6:20 The B Side: Sexomatic (Dub Version) 6:52 Sexomatic (Bonus Beats) 2:00 The Brief: The Bar-Kays began performing and working in Memphis, Tennessee in 1966 as a studio session musician group, backing major artists at Stax Records. The band was chosen in 1967 as Otis Redding’s touring […]

Con Funk Shun – Tell Me What (I’m Gonna Do) 12″ Promo

Con Funk Shun - Tell Me What (I'm Gonna Do) 12" Promo

The A Side: Tell Me What (I’m Gonna Do) (Vocal) 7:12 Tell Me What (I’m Gonna Do) (Instrumental) 5:39 The B Side: Tell Me What (I’m Gonna Do) (Vocal) 6:45 Tell Me What (I’m Gonna Do) (Instrumental) 6:10 The Brief: Did you know there was a connection between Prince and Con Funk Shun? OK, well, […]

Yes – Rhythm Of Love 12” Promo

Yes - Rhythm Of Love 12” Promo

Side A: Rhythm Of Love (Dance To The Rhythm Mix) Rhythm Of Love (Move To The Rhythm Mix) Side B: Rhythm Of Love (The Rhythm Of Dub) The Brief: 1987’s follow up to Yes’ 1985 smash ‘90125’ was ‘Big Generator’. “Rhythm of Love” was the second single to be released from that album. On December […]

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