Posted by DjPaulT on March 15th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979
“I (Who Have Nothing)” (sometimes billed as “I Who Have Nothing”) is a song originally released in English by Ben E. King in 1963.
“I (Who Have Nothing)” is based on the Italian song “Uno Dei Tanti” (English: “One of Many”). The English lyrics for “I (Who Have Nothing)” were written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stolle.
In 1979 American disco and soul singer-songwriter Sylvester covered the song for his third studio album “Stars”. Produced by Harvey Fuqua “I Who Have Nothing” was released as the first single from the album. On May 5, 1979 “I Who Have Nothing” debuted on the Billboard Top 40 the song remained on the chart for two weeks peaking at #40. In the UK the single peaked at #46.
The song also features backing vocals by Martha Wash who was best known as one half of Two Tons O’ Fun, who would later be renamed The Weather Girls. Wash was also the voice behind hits from C&C Music Factory and Black Box.
This 12″ lists both sidea as Side A.
I (Who Have Nothing) (Long Version) 10:40
I (Who Have Nothing) (Short Version) 6:31
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1979||I (Who Have Nothing)||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#40|
|1979||I (Who Have Nothing)||U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles||#27|
|1979||I (Who Have Nothing)||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco||#4|
Label: Fantasy – D-129
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Single
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Credits: Producer – Harvey Fuqua, Sylvester
Backing Vocals – Martha Wash
Written-By – Leiber – Stoller*
Special 12 Inch Disco Mix
Produced by Harvey Fuqua – Sylvester for Honey Records Productions
Note: both sides listed as Side A
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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