Posted by DjPaulT on March 3rd, 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985
Stir It Up” is the second single from Patti LaBelle taken from the soundtrack album to the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop — the latter won a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (1986).
The single is also the second of a couple of songs (the other being “New Attitude”) she recorded for MCA Records immediately after signing her new contract with that company. Her first full-length album for MCA, Winner in You, would follow the next year.
The song was also used as the theme song to the short-lived sitcom Stir Crazy, based on the 1980 hit movie.
The music video features Patti LaBelle singing the track in a recording studio with session musicians. This intercuts with a young woman running through the streets. She recruits other passers-by who follow her to the studio where Patti is singing. The city shots were filmed in New York.
In 1985, the single peaked at number forty-one on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and number five on the U.S. Black Singles chart.
Stir It Up (Extended Version) 7:13
Stir It Up (Radio Edit) 5:25
Stir It Up (Percussapella) 5:25
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1985||Stir It Up||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#41|
|1985||Stir It Up||U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||#18|
|1985||Stir It Up||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#5|
Label: MCA Records
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Credits: Producer – Harold Faltermeyer , Keith Forsey
Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*
Remix [Engineer] – Taavi Mote
Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack Beverly Hills Cop.
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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