Posted by DjPaulT on October 17th, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
R E Q U E S T
The Belle Stars were an all female British rock band, founded in London in 1980 by former members of the 2 Tone ska revival band, The Bodysnatchers.
Iko Iko” is a much-covered New Orleans song that tells of a parade collision between two “tribes” of Mardi Gras Indians. The lyrics are derived from Indian chants and popular catchphrases. The song, under the original title “Jock-A-Mo”, was written in 1953 by James “Sugar Boy” Crawford in New Orleans, but has spread so widely that to popular belief, it is commonly assumed to be a much older folk song.
The story tells of a “spy boy” or “spy dog” i.e. a lookout for one band of Indians encountering the “flag boy” or guidon carrier for another band. He threatens to set the flag on fire.
The Belle Stars version of “Iko Iko” appeared in the opening scene of the 1988 film “Rain Man” starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman. Frequently, this version is incorrectly attributed to the Indigo Girls. The song was originally released in 1982 reaching #35 in the UK and then remixed and re-released in 1987 for the Rain Man” soundtrack reaching #7 in Australia and #14 on the US Billboard singles chart in 1989.
Iko Iko (12″ Mix) 4:50
Iko Iko (7″ Mix) 3:14
Iko Iko (Bonus Beats) 3:18
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1989||Iko Iko||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#14|
|1989||Iko Iko||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#7|
Label: Capitol Records – V-15475
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Reggae
Credits: Engineer – Paul Brown
Executive-producer – Barry Levinson, Mark Johnson (22)
Producer – Brian Tench
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Edited By – Boris Granich, Christer Modig
Written By – Hawkins-Jones-Hawkins-Jones-Johnson-Jones-Thomas
(Original version appears on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP “Rain Man” C1-91866)
Additional Production and Edit for Powermix Productions.
“Iko Iko” originally released in 1982, and remixed in 1989 for this release.
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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