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Judy Cheeks – Mellow Lovin’ (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 10th, 2013


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Judy Cheeks is a female dance music singer born in Miami, Florida in 1954 and is the daughter of gospel singer and preacher Rev. Julius Cheeks. In 1978 she hit #10 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart with her first disco single “Mellow Lovin’,”. The single also peaked at #65 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Mellow Lovin’,” was produced by Anthony Monn (best known for his work with gay icon Amanda Lear) in Giorgio Moroder’s Musicland Studios in Munich.

Cheeks also appears as a backing vocalist on Lear’s 1979 album Never Trust A Pretty Face and on Boney M.’s Ten Thousand Lightyears and Kalimba de Luna – 16 Happy Songs as a member of vocal trio La Mama. In 1986, she worked as a studio musician (providing backing vocals) on Alphaville’s album Afternoons in Utopia.

Judy Cheeks had a career resurgence in the 1990s, when she re-emerged with a string of dance chart hits, including two #1s in 1995, “Respect” and “As Long As You’re Good To Me”, as well as “Reach”, which appeared on the Summer Hitmix ’94 CD released by ZYX Records.

This US 12″ promo includes the Tom Moulton Disco Mix which is exclusive to this release. This version is longer than what appeared on the commercial releases. The same mix appears on both sides of the single.

Mellow Lovin’ (Disco Mix) 7:35

Mellow Lovin’ (Disco Mix) 7:35

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)


Year Single Chart Position
1978 Mellow Lovin’ U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #65
1978 Mellow Lovin’ U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #10


Label: Salsoul Records ‎– SG 2063TM (DJ)
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Arranged By, Conductor – Charly Ricanek
Mastered By – TM/JR*
Mixed By – Tom Moulton
Producer – Anthony Monn
Written-By – T. Monn*, J. Cheeks*, R. Williams*


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9 Responses to “Judy Cheeks – Mellow Lovin’ (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. george e. Says:

    This is a favourite of mine, and the moulton mix is superb. It was included (this version) in a UK CD compilation with other salsoul gems, BUT the mastering was POOR (as expected) so I ripped it myself from the 12″. I’m sure your work surpasses my restoration, so I welcome this Friday’s treat with hot pleasure! Thanks a lot, Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome George E. Have a fantastic weekend 🙂


  2. Giorgio-Greece Says:

    never heard before but i’m sure it’s gonna be super discooooooooo!!!!!!!!

    thank u dj!!!!!

    have a great weekend!!!!!!


  3. Chwee Says:

    Have never heard of her stuff earlier than REACH. I love REACH, has always been one of the best dance anthems from the 90s! ;-}


    Ally Reply:

    I have the same comment!


  4. Richard Says:

    Hello Paul
    I’m a fan of your site. I greatly appreciate the work you do, magically transporting us to other times, that where music was a gift for their diversity and quality.
    I want to ask you a favor. You could post again to Sting – Englisman in New York, Blondie – Call Me (The Ben Liebrand Remix), Billy Idol – Mony Mony, Kaja – Turn Your Back On Me, Climie Fisher – Rise To The Occasion, The Comunnards – Never Can Say Goodbye, Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger, Richard Marx – Should’ve Known Better, Cerrone – Supernature ‘ 86, Shanice – No Half Steppin’, Teena Marie – Surrealistic Pillow and Vanessa Williams – Running Back To You.
    If you meet one of these wishes thank you you very much.

    A hug
    From Chile

    PD: Sorry for my English, it’s translator


  5. Max Says:


    Great Job!

    Top Site!



  6. Sergio Says:

    Sorry to hear that Paul.Hope you get better soon mate.


  7. saucerpeople Says:

    This is one of my all time favourite disco singles and I was watching this great HD video of Judy Cheeks on the MOM You Tube channel (they have some amazing videos that judging by the low numbers on views, very few people are aware of).


    Anyway, I had the urge to hear the Tom Moulton mix (which extends the original by around two and a half minutes) so I was overjoyed when I saw on BurningTheGround as I knew it meant the best recording on the net!

    Anthony Monn and Tom Moulton – a disco match made in heaven as this and the O.R.S. remixes testify. Many thanks as always.


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