Posted by DjPaulT on April 12th, 2013
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983
“Where Is My Man” is the title of a song from 1983 by the American singer and actress Eartha Kitt, which appeared on her 1984 album I Love Men The song was co-written by comedy writer Bruce Vilanch along with musicians and producers Fred Zarr and Jacques Morali.
The song was first released in France as a single where it was wildly successful. The song features Kitt singing in a low, seductive-sounding voice. Included in the song are some sounds that have come to be associated with Kitt, including a purring sound similar to one she made while portraying Catwoman on the 1960s TV series Batman. The lyrics to the song detail specific things the singer expects to receive from her future lover, such as a trip to Saint-Tropez and shopping at Tiffany’s.
The title failed to find release in the United States until the producers’ attorneys (the firm of Grubman, Indursky, Shindler) introduced the title to their client, New York based Streetwise Records. Streetwise Records released the title in late 1983 in the United States to the dance and club markets. It was Kitt’s first recording released in the United States after her ostracism and self-imposed exile to Paris following her outspoken objection to the Vietnam War at a White House function in 1968, and it became her biggest-selling single in 30 years.
In the United Kingdom, “Where Is My Man” reached the Top 40 on the UK Singles Chart, where it peaked at #36. This was her first UK Hit single in 28 years, the previous chart entry, “Under The Bridges of Paris” dating from 1955. The single was also a hit in dance clubs around the world peaking at #5 in Sweden and #22 in Netherlands. In the US, the song made the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart, peaking at #7 and remaining on the survey for 14 weeks.
Where Is My Man (Vocal) 6:24
Remix – Steve Thompson
Where Is My Man (Instrumental) 5:10
Remix – Steve Thompson
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1983||Where Is My Man||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play||#7|
Label: Streetwise – SWRL 2217
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Credits: Arranged By – F. Zarr*, J. Morali*
Engineer – B. Scheniman*
Engineer [Assisted By] – M. Pollack*
Executive Producer – Henri Belolo
Mastered By – Herbie Jr.*
Producer – Jacques Morali
Strings – H. Ott*
Written-By – B. Vilanch*, F. Zarr*, J. Morali*
Produced for Can’t Stop Productions, Inc.
Recorded & Mixed at Power Station, NYC.
Jacket made in Canada
Special versions from the LP “I LOVE MEN”
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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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