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Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 7th, 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

Lynda Cheryl Smith (born March 11, 1957), known better by her professional name Cheryl Lynn, is a female African-American disco, R&B and soul singer known best for her 1978 disco song, “Got to Be Real”.

In 1978 Cheryl Lynn released her first and best-known song, “Got to Be Real,” which was composed by keyboardist David Paich (of the band Toto), David Foster and Lynn. The song scored #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and #1 on the Rhythm & Blues chart. The success of the single prompted a full scale debut album. Titled Cheryl Lynn, it was produced by Paich. The album sold more than a million copies and scored #5 on Billboard magazine’s R&B albums chart and #23 on Billboard’s top 200 album charts. The next single, “Star Love”‘, also became a success peaking at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100.

SIDE A:
Got To Be Real (Special Disco Version) 5:06
Written-By – C. Lynn*, D. Foster*, D. Paich*

SIDE B:
Star Love (Special Disco Version) 7:23
Written-By – J. Footman*, J. Weider*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1978 Got To Be Real U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #12
1978 Got To Be Real U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #1
1978 Got To Be Real U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #11
Year Single Chart Position
1979 Star Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #62
1979 Star Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #16
1979 Star Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #11

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia – 23-10869
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits:Producer, Arranged By – David Paich, Marty Paich

NOTES:
Special Disco Versions From The Columbia Lp: “Cheryl Lynn” JC 35486

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

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17 Responses to “Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real (US 12″)”

  1. Doug Says:

    I love me some Cheryl Lynn! I just got the 12 inch of her 1987 single “New Dress”– only $2 on ebay!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Very cool Doug 🙂

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  2. Ricki Says:

    24bit 12″… 24 bit 12″… 4bit 12″ of “Got to Be Real”, Got to be dreaming… Maybe not. Thank you lots. Ricki. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ricki you’re not dreaming (lol) You are so welcome!

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  3. ric Says:

    Chicago, Celine Dion, Toni Braxton, Kenny Loggins…Who knew David Foster had the Disco Bone in him?!?! LOL!
    Quite the evergreen Disco classic this one.
    A big “roller-disco-skate” Thanks, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey Ric yeah I remember doin’ some roller boogieing to this one myself. I absolutely dig “Star Love” especially the part towards the end when Cheryl does all of that cool vocal styling. Don’t forget David also gave ONJ a few hits too “Twist Of Fate”, “Desperate Times” and his duet with her “The Best Of Me”.

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    ric Reply:

    Ooh Yeah!
    And The Best Of Me…I can never get over the fact that it wasn’t the hit it was supposed to be.
    It was in the perfect ballad duet mold but didn’t catch on with US radio and the buying public.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s funny I hear it all of the time when I am in the grocery or at a restaurant but never on the radio.

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    JohnnyG Reply:

    David is going to produce Donna Summer’s next album, last I heard. Donna’s been touring with him, performed at his wedding recently, they seem to be close friends. They’ve recorded together previously but never a full album.

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  4. Dngruss Says:

    Oh heck yeah…this really put them on the dance floor back in my club days.

    Base is tight, the rip sounds incredible.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yep Dngruss it was a definate floor filler in my club too!

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  5. Vlad Says:

    Thanks , i love disco !!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Vlad you’re welcome. I Love Disco too!

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  6. antbee Says:

    Thank ya! Thank ya!

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  7. jbird Says:

    Thanks, Paul! Please keep the disco comin’! Some suggestions: Amanda Lear’s “Blood and Honey,” Sarah Dash’s “Sinner Man,” Brainstorm’s “Lovin’ Is Really My Game,” CJ & Co’s “Devil’s Gun,” Claudja Barry’s “Dancin’ Fever,” and “Johnny, Johnny Please Come Home,” Bette Midler’s “Married Men,” and Wilton Place Street Band’s “Disco Lucy.”

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hey Jbird I will see what i can do. as soon as I get more donations flowing in I will try to pick up some of these.

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    jbirdie Reply:

    Christmas is a-comin’…

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