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Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 2nd, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Dr. Beat” is the first international single released by the American band Miami Sound Machine led by Gloria Estefan on their first English language but eighth studio album overall Eyes Of Innocence. The single was released worldwide in 1984 becoming a top success across Europe where the album impacted the charts with this hit.

“Dr. Beat” was not quite as popular in the US as some of their later singles, only peaking at number 15 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. However, it has become one of the group’s biggest international hits, reaching the Top 10 in Spain and peaking at number 6 in the United Kingdom.

The song has maintained popularity through inclusion on a number of 1980s retrospective albums. It also became popular again in 2005 when dance artist Mylo mashed the song up with his hit “Drop The Pressure” to create “Doctor Pressure”, which became a hit single in its own right.

The single was certified Silver by the BPI in the United Kingdom for its sales of 200,000 copies and Gold by the ARIA in Australia for its sales of 35,000 units.

SIDE A:
Dr. Beat (Long Version) 6:28
Arranged By – Lou Pace
Mixed By – Pablo Flores

SIDE B:
Dr. Beat (Instrumental) 5:11

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Dr. Beat U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Discos CBS International – EPS-10048
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco
Credits: Engineer – Eric SchillingJoe ArlottaRonie Torres*
Producer – Emilio Estefan*
Written-By – E. E. Garcia*

NOTES:
Recorded at New River Studio, Ft. Lauderdale, Blank Tapes Studio, New York and Telesound Studio, Puerto Rico.

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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16 Responses to “Miami Sound Machine – Dr. Beat (US 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! Looks great! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  2. Maggi M Says:

    El Doctor…..
    This was a huge hit in Iceland back in 1984…remember having 2 copies mixing back and forth between A & B side and the crowd going wild.(since then lost my both copies)
    Thanx a bunch Paul, a great 80’s posting.

    Cheers
    MM

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Maggie. I bet that was a great mix that you did 🙂

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  3. musicdivaSF Says:

    Look at Gloria Estefan making a name for herself and the group. Thank you for this post Dj PaulT.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome MusicdivaSF. Have a great weekend!

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  4. Conner Says:

    Love Love Love Love Love! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner!

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  5. Bookwormwa Says:

    Thanks Paul, loved to dance to this when it first came out and still love it. I’m going to treasure the instrumental. In hindsight, it was at this point that Gloria and Emilo introduced a latin sensibility into our english language pop culture which continues to grow in strength – we’re forever grateful to them.
    Erwin

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Erwin. I appreciate your thoughts 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    Indeed! MSM infused the Latin Pop Dance element into the English Pop Mainstream.

    But America didn’t buy their branding the first time round. Ironic I was introduced to this Miami group via the British charts in 1984. IT was climbing side by side with Elton John’s Passengers.

    I think the US radio weren’t ready for Latin in Pop until Julio Iglesias enlisted Country Legend Willie Nelson, and then R&B Diva Diana Ross to score two Top 20 hits in 1984. (Julio had already hit #1 in the UK three years before with Begin The Beguine!)
    MSM had no such collaborations to help them cross over.
    But you can’t keep a good thing down. America finally realized the good thing in their own backyard a year later when they couldn’t resist the Conga beat like they did the Dr Beat!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I always thought that Dr. Beat was a huge hit. I had no idea that it did not chart on the Hot 100 until researching it for this post.

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  7. feanor Says:

    thanks, hoping to see more gloria estefan/msm in the future!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You will Feanor. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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  8. woz Says:

    Great track! Thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Woz!

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