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Sylvester – I (Who Have Nothing) (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 15th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

Side A

DISCO FRIDAY!

“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.

SIDE A:
I (Who Have Nothing) (Long Version) 10:40

SIDE AA:
I (Who Have Nothing) (Short Version) 6:31

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Fantasy ‎– D-129
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer – Harvey FuquaSylvester
Backing Vocals – Martha Wash
Written-By – Leiber – Stoller*

NOTES:
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

Side AA

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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25 Responses to “Sylvester – I (Who Have Nothing) (US 12″)”

  1. alex Says:

    Thank you, master of the disc!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Alex 🙂

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  2. Rickard Says:

    thanks for this 🙂 still wonder if you´re able to repost tracy ullman – they don´t know , or If iI can buy it from you , please 🙁

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  3. vuoksenniska Says:

    Thank you with a big hug!
    Sylvester is my favourite disco / soul artist of all time.
    This song is a very good example, how old pop tune turns to great disco song.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Vuoksenniska you’re welcome with a big hug back to you 🙂

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  4. Kookoo Says:

    Thank You. Thank You. Sylvester’s voice is timeless. All the best.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kookoo 🙂

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  5. Scott Says:

    Oh, HELL yes!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I take it you like this one Scott 🙂

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  6. The Doctor Says:

    “I’m Disco Stu, and I approve of this message.” 😀

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad the doctor approves 🙂

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  7. VanceMan Says:

    Even though Sylvester is known for those synthesized creations with Patrick Cowley, the relative spareness of this production really brings out something in Sylvester’s voice that still gives me chills. Thanks for sharing.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I am in total agreement VanceMan. While I was working on this today I could really fell the emotion in his voice.

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  8. Spring Says:

    Sylvester? Who is he?.. He, who have nothing?! 🙂
    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂 I think it was quite opposite Sylvester had everything and was a very talented soul he is missed.

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  9. themagicinthemusic Says:

    DjPaulT,
    The is without a doubt the best blog for music in the entire world. Nothing even comes close, the high attention to detail. The subject material is and always superb(12-Inch Singles, most of all have never seen the light of day in CD configurations). Simply stated, It’s a dream blog. The fact that the original art and labels are so well scanned and made as pristine as possible is just jaw dropping. Not to mention the choice of audio equipment and software. Now almost every new entry is entirely in 24bit/96khz lossless FLAC files. True euphoria. No weak links in the signal path. (And some of the titles now seem to be getting the 24/96 treatment retroactively, love it and keep it up)

    While it is true I like other music blogs that do older rather rare and desirable to hear CD maxi singles from primarily the 80’s 90’s. I cannot help wish they would do things a bit different. Their hearts are in the right place and they have such as yourself great taste in music. However, They cannot seem to get around posting them only in .mp3 (It’s great when the blogs post both a LOSSLESS (.FLAC for example)and also .mp3 so everyone can feel the love, everyone is included. …Yet even if they post them only as 320kbps it hurts, it’s really hurts. Sadly all mp3’s including 320kbps destroys audio accuracy, Not to mention .mp3’s sonically degrade the signal path, lowering it to an inferior resolution, reduces over all precision and then discards vital audible information in an inefficient manner. This could be all avoided by offering both lossless and lossy. Yes, These blogs could easily do some kind of lossless format in full 16 bit 44.1khz “Real” CD quality. The ultimate way to present those choice rare and precious CD Singles from decades ago. There are some really lovely blogs out there that specialize in CD maxi singles

    That is why I sing the high praises of you DjPaulT. It is so much harder to transfer vinyl and not only do you do it Paul…You do it right!

    Paul, You serve as a great example to countless music fans, May you inspire your blog peers to the benchmarks you have set, As we all get to enjoy the music!

    The Sylvester 12″ vinyl transfer of “I (Who Have Nothing) Nice, clean, balanced and pleasing to the ear…Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Themagicinthemusic for the comment I appreciate it so much and I feel the excat sames as you about lossless music. You made my weekend 🙂

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  10. george e. Says:

    A great artist/persona with a beautiful soulful voice. He IS missed! Thanks for this wonderful 12″, Paul! I’ve never heared the “short version”, it’s a great addition to my collection! Cheers!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome George E. 🙂

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  11. Donna Says:

    Terrific blog and such great quality artwork and audio – keep up the amazing work – I’ve sent you a little donation via paypal as well

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Donna and thank you so much for the donation I greatly appreciate it 🙂

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  12. music_fan Says:

    I hope Paul doesn’t mind but I found this amazing remix of Simply Red’s It’s Only Love so I thought I’d share it with fans of your great website:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVfjJpDbzv0

    The middle section is sublime! 🙂

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  13. Ivica Says:

    Great and thank you…

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  14. MURA Says:

    I was looking for this 12” for 20 years (or more) and here it is…thank you very much for your job and efforts to share this wonderful masterpiece for the world. Hugs from Brazil…

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  15. Richard the Big Bunny Says:

    CHEERS! I’m quite amused by a 7-minute “short” version. 😀 But this is quality stuff, Sir. Thanks!

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