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Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 14th, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

C. Sleeve

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

“Knock on Wood” is a 1966 hit song written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper and originally performed by Eddie Floyd.

In 1978 Amii Stewart recorded a disco version of the song, which reached #1 in the U.S. charts in April 1979, as well as charting on the soul singles and disco charts, becoming the best-known version of the song. the song was co-produced by Simon May. It also reached the Top 10 twice in the UK, first in 1979 (#6) and a remixed version reached #7 in 1985.The song remains one of the best known Disco Anthems.

“When You Are Beautiful” is a non-lp track and appears only as a b-side.

SIDE A:
Knock On Wood (Long Disco) 6:02
Written-By – Eddie FloydSteve Cropper

SIDE B:
When You Are Beautiful 3:56
Written-By – Barry LengSimon May

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Knock On Wood U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1979 Knock On Wood U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #6
1979 Knock On Wood U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Ariola Records America – AR 9000
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Engineer – Alan Winstanley
Producer – Barry Leng

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

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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32 Responses to “Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood (US 12″)”

  1. Connner Says:

    Thank you! Love this track.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Conner!

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  2. Chwee Says:

    Happy Friday Paul – Do you happen to have the extended version of Amii Stewart’s U.K. and European hit FRIENDS? It is one of her most underrated songs ever. ~ Chwee

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    sorry Chwee don’t have that one. But I have put it on my list of things to buy so hopefully I will have to post some day. You are right it is a great song 🙂

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    Martijn van Heeringen Reply:

    my email is mvheeringen@gmail.com by the way, I am not sure if you can see that

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    Martijn van Heeringen Reply:

    I have it in 320kbps mp3 if you want – if you want it lossless you can search for
    Blanc & Jones So 80s volume 5
    Dance Classics 43-44 (rodeo media)
    Disco Giants volume 7

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    Chwee Reply:

    I do not mind if it is just mp3. Would deeply appreciate the 12″ version as I have the edited version on a compilation album. Regards ~ Chwee

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    Martijn van Heeringen Reply:

    my email is mvheeringen@gmail.com, what is yours then I send you the extended version (7 minutes 6 seconds or so) from Dance Classics 43 44 which I think is the best recording. It is indeed a good track!
    How about Light My Firste 12 inch from 1985 (cover from the Doors but better than the job Jose Feliciano and the late Minnie Riperton did)

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    Martijn van Heeringen Reply:

    correction light my FIRE of course

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    Chwee Reply:

    Great! Thanks. Sent you an email already.

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  3. kookoo Says:

    Hello Paul. Thanks you for this great sounding 12″. Also for the scan of the AMAZING cover. You have made a dark day a little brighter.
    All the best.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo. I am sending a smile your way hope your day gets better 🙂

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  4. antbee Says:

    I remember when this song was new, this one, not the original one! Thank you, Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Antbbe. Nice to see you 🙂

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  5. Jermajesty Says:

    I absolutely loved this song when I was little.

    Didn’t realise it was a cover until recently. 😀
    Nor that it was produced by the same bloke who wrote Something Outta Nothing!

    Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jermajesty 🙂

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  6. DjPaulT Says:

    I hope that this post brings a little brightness to such a sad day in the US. I am sending a hug out to all of you 🙂

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  7. ric Says:

    Hugs to you too, Paul!
    A sad day indeed. I woke up to the shocking news and was devastated! 5-10 year old’s this time? Not given a chance to live out their lives…Mindless!
    Hate to get political…but raising flags to half mast when nothing is done about the gun law won’t stop such atrocities from happening again.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ve a feeling President Obama is going to try and do something about the laws. Let’s hope it’s sooner than later. This day has been heartbreaking.

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    Jermajesty Reply:

    How does the general public in the US feel about your current gun laws? Would a change be unpopular with the majority, or are you all crying out for something to be done?

    In the UK where we’re mega-mega-strict, I don’t think many would want to change what we’ve got. We still get incidents of our own though, maybe just not as frequently.

    Love and peace to all…………

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes I think change would be unpopular the majority of Americans like their guns. I for one am not one of them. In my opinion there is know reason that an everyday citizen should need an automatic weapon. I can see small hand guns for protection but not assault rifles and automatic weapons.

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  8. Scott Hughes Says:

    Holy crap, thanks so much for posting this much-wanted classic!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Scott 🙂

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  9. Max Says:

    Great Classic Disco Track!!!

    Do you have any LAURA BRANIGAN 12 INCH MAXIs?

    Have SHATTERED GLASS playin’ over & over in my mind 🙂

    x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Max yes I do have some of her singles. Someday I will get to them 🙂

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  10. ron Says:

    Classic! Thanks Paul! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ron 🙂

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  11. Max Says:

    Hazell Dean – Shattered Glass (Remixes) 2012.rar

    http://www.multiupload.nl/5YN9NQ4803

    MERRY CHRISTMAS PAUL 🙂 NEW RELEASE GIFT FOR YOU 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Max. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Max Says:

    and finally, a VERY RARE DISCO LTD EDITION HITS ALBUM CD that I think you’ll REALLY LOVE!

    Pamala Stanley – The Hits [Looking Back-The Disco Years 1979-1989] (Album) 2006

    http://www.multiupload.nl/11TS07MIN2

    MERRY CHRISTMAS and many thanks for all the work you do on this blog!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Max 🙂

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  13. DJ Ronando Says:

    My favorite disco track of all time.
    Thanx!

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