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Miami Sound Machine – Conga (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on July 26th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Conga” is the first single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their second English language album, and ninth overall, Primitive Love.

The single was released worldwide in 1985 and became a smash success around the world, providing the band worldwide mainstream popularity, reaching #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and winning the Grand Prize at the 15th annual “Tokyo Music Festival” in Japan.

The single was certified Gold by the RIAA in the U.S. for sales of 500,000 copies.

“Conga” became a worldwide success and is recognized as the signature song of the band and Gloria Estefan. The song reached the Top Ten in various countries, including the United States and the Netherlands. The song was a minor hit in the United Kingdom, while the attention was based more on the single “Bad Boy”. In Billboard magazine’s year-end chart in 1986, “Conga” finished at #40.

SIDE A:
Conga (Dance Mix) 6:00
Remix – Pablo Flores

SIDE B:
Conga (Instrumental) 4:52

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Conga U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1985 Conga U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #60
1985 Conga U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #7
1985 Conga U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Single Sales #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic
Catalog#: 49 05253
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Freestyle, Latin
Credits: Producer – Emilio Estefan, Jr.

NOTES:
Special version from the Epic Lp: “PRIMITIVE LOVE”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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9 Responses to “Miami Sound Machine – Conga (US 12″)”

  1. Steve Says:

    Love Gloria. Thanks so much for this. 🙂

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  2. Piotrvladimir Says:

    Nice tune! Thanks.

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  3. Guss Says:

    Thanx Paul, i love this song.

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  4. pauleky Says:

    I first heard this song in Florida during spring break in early 1985 and this song was all over the radio down there. I remember telling whoever I was with at the time that this song was going to go national and, sure enough, it hit big and Gloria became a superstar soon thereafter. Thanks for posting and for bringing back those memories!

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  5. MusicMan3 Says:

    One of my favorite G.E. songs! Thanks for posting.

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  6. DF Says:

    Ahh, the memories…. was a freshman in high school. Nice add, and thank you!

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  7. D.J. Pegasus Says:

    Awesome!! Thank you so much! My copy of this record has a couple defects, so I’m thrilled to see you now have it available in pristine quality!

    Haha, if I wait long enough, you’ll probably rip all of the vinyl I have before I get to it! 🙂

    But seriously, I have some rare stuff you might not, and will be sure and send it your way when I do get to ripping it incase you want to post it.

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  8. Johan Says:

    Thank you!

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  9. feanor Says:

    thanks – big gloria fan, this one is a must!

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