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Grace Jones – I Need A Man (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 4th, 2011


“I Need a Man” was the debut single by singer and actress Grace Jones, originally recorded and released in France for the label Orfeus while Jones was still working as a fashion model. The track was later released in the U.S. on the minor disco label Beam Junction before Jones signed with Island Records, re-recorded the track and included it on her 1977 debut album Portfolio.

I Need A Man (Disco Mix) 7:30

I Need A Man (Instrumental Version) 4:53

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near mint


Year Single Chart Position
1977 I Need A Man U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #83
1977 I Need A Man U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1


Label: Beam Junction – 12-BJ 1004
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1977
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Mastered By – José Rodriguez
Producer – Tom Moulton

Promotional Copy Not For Sale
Made In U.S.A.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

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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19 Responses to “Grace Jones – I Need A Man (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Eke Says:

    Coolio! Thanks.


  2. Ryan Clark Says:

    Thanks! I didn’t have this one. This comes just in time for the upcoming CD re-release of her Fame album, as well as the “lost” album, Muse. I do have to point out that “I Need a Man” only charted at #83 on the Hot 100, not #6.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know about the typo.


  3. jbird Says:

    HOORAY!!! Thank you SOOOOO much! How about “Sorry” / “That’s The Trouble” next? Please, please, PLEASE???!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Jbird I had every intention of posting “Sorry/That’ts The Trouble” 12″ next. I had a sealed copy, but when I opened it and played it there is a scuff on the vinyl that causes major distortion for about the first minute of “Sorry”. So I am going to purchase another copy. Hopefully this is not a defect of the factory pressing. Just as soon as the new copy arrives (and it sounds up to standard), I promise I will post it. I am super sorry but I would rather delay the post than post something that does not sound good. Hope you guys understand.

    ~ Paul


  4. martymartymarty Says:

    Wow!!! I never knew about the instrumental b-side before!!!! Thanks so much!!! =)

    And if I may be so bold, I 2nd the request for “Sorry” / “That’s The Trouble” if possible. Early Grace is great!!!


  5. Piotrvladimir Says:


    This one is COOL.

    I need a man could be an anthem for a lot of us 😉


  6. jbird Says:

    p.s. I’ve been meaning to compliment you and worship at your altar for the great work you do on the album art. I like to “restore” old movie poster images (using Irfanview) and I know how difficult it sometimes is to clean up these things. Thanks so much, Paul.


    Jermajesty Reply:

    As a professional Photoshop user of some 10+ years, I too am quite astounded by the level of cleaning/clarity you’ve managed to achieve on the sleeve scans, DjPaulT.

    Eg. getting such flat colours on this scan, whilst still retaining the detail in the photograph is quite a task: http://burningthegrounddjpault.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/b-back1.jpg

    Any chance you could do a post with a few of your most used tips & tricks?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I have a couple of trade secrets but the main thing is scannig at a very high resolution.


  7. whatever Says:

    wow, this is psychic! i was just thinking yesterday that it would be nice to have a new grace jones rip from you. and here it is! 🙂


  8. john vincer Says:

    sir pls uplod The Star Sisters- He’s the 1 i love (dance mix) pls.. thanks…


  9. jbird Says:

    Thanks again for all your efforts, Paul. I’m sure near-mint copies of “Sorry” / “That’s The Trouble” are hard to find. Good luck in your quest. I and the other disco fans out there look forward to it! All the best,



  10. Adam Says:

    will any of the re-issues contain any of the following…..?

    I’ll Find My Way To You / Again And Again
    Nipple To The Bottle / Ja Guys
    Esta Cara Me Es Conocida (I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango))
    I’ve Seen That Face Before (Libertango) (Em Portugues)
    Cry Now, Laugh Later (Vocal)Cry Now, Laugh Later (Dub)Nipple To The Bottle (Dub)


  11. Ramone Says:

    How fitting that I am watching ‘A view to a kill’ at this very minute ..


  12. Robster Says:

    YES!!! I”ve been wanting a clean copy of both sides of this forever!


  13. jbird Says:

    How about the 12″ of “Feel Up?” The long version is essential Grace! Thanks much.


  14. vuokseninska Says:

    Thank you so much for this great Grace Jones 12″ single!


  15. Lee Lee Says:

    I have the original ‘orfeus’ release … this version is not actually a re-recording, they just added some backing vocals and did a new mix.

    Thanks for putting this one up!!


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