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France Joli – Come To Me (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 12th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

DISCO FRIDAY!

France Joli (née France Joly) is a Canadian singer, born January 26 1963, who is best known for the disco classic “Come to Me.”

“Come to Me” is a #1 disco hit from 1979 performed by France Joli, who had recorded it at the age of fifteen with producer, Tony Green, who composed the song and briefly sings on it. The track also features the famed Philadelphia session vocalists, The Sweethearts of Sigma Sound. Introduced on the album France Joli, which was released in the US on 17 April 1979 on Prelude, “Come to Me” received a major boost on 7 July when Joli performed it as a last minute replacement for Donna Summer at a concert held on Fire Island, whose estimated audience numbered 5000. “Come to Me” began a three week reign atop the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play on 22 September 1979 and the France Joli album rose to #26. On the Billboard Hot 100, “Come to Me” peaked only at #15, a decent showing for a new artist, but also a symptom of the increasing disenchantment of Top 40 radio stations with disco music. The single also peaked at #36 R&B and #47 Adult Contemporary.

SIDE A:
Come To Me (Extended Version) 6:10

SIDE B:
Come To Me (Short Version) 4:12
Let Go 3:45

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Come To Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #15
1979 Come To Me U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #47
1979 Come To Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music Club Play #1
1979 Come To Me U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #26

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ariola – AROD 204
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Hi NRG, Disco
Credits: Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Tony Green

NOTES:
Original version on the LP “FRANCE JOLI”

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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20 Responses to “France Joli – Come To Me (UK 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Thank you Paul! 🙂 Nice to see some music from Joli

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂

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  2. Ozlefty ... aka Neil Says:

    thanks Paul …. one of my all time favourite songs

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ozlefty it’s one of my favorites too 🙂

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  3. Victor Says:

    Wao, this one does take me back! Thanks a lot for sharing Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Victor 🙂

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  4. VanceMan Says:

    Thanks for this one. I always thought this was one of the prettiest songs of the “true” disco period.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome VanceMan. I totally agree 🙂

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  5. Kumi Says:

    Thanks Paul for this interesting post!
    There was a early 2000s club remixes version of this single I remember!
    lots of hard hitting dance mixes

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kumi 🙂

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  6. ric Says:

    I love your Disco Friday feature, Paul!
    Both nostalgic and fitting!
    This is a classic I love from ’79, as with Poussez’s Never Gonna Say Goodbye and Carrie Lucas’ ’77 great I Gotta Keep Dancin’ and even better ’80 remix in Keep Smilin’!
    You’ve got me in a Disco frenzy now!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    And to think this young lady got her start by being a last minute replacement for Donna Summer at a Fire Island concert. She certainly was in the right place at the right time 🙂

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  7. Wolfie Says:

    I Love this song! I have Lucy Lawless (Xena Warrior Princess) and RuPaul singing it – the only version I knew until you posted this!!! Love Love Love it!!!Thank you for this slice of disco heaven x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Wolfie I have never heard the Lucy Lawless & RuPaul version sounds interesting. I’ll have to check it out. This is one of my favorite disco songs.

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  8. george e. Says:

    Thanks for this, Paul! A great favourite here, too! Never heared this version, though. I only knew the looooong album version. It’s a “Disco Monday” for me, since I missed last week’s T.G.I.F tribute, but a pretty nice way to start my working week! I hope you keep the “Disco Friday” posts coming. I’ll definitively be an addict! Have a nice week!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi George E. I am happy to see another fan of this song. I am planning to make Disco Friday a regular part of BTG.

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    george e. Reply:

    I also came across another 12″ (Scandinavian promo) on Discogs http://www.discogs.com/France-Joli-Come-To-Me/release/579953
    Remixed by Peter Dahl. Never knew this even existed. Would love to hear how this is!

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  9. Lollipop Says:

    Paul – thanks so very much for this Tony Green production.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Lollipop!

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  10. musicdivaSF Says:

    This comes as quite a surprise but a pleasant one nonetheless. Thank you Dj PaulT! 🙂

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