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Diana Ross – The Boss (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on August 23rd, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

A. Front

DISCO FRIDAY!

“The Boss” is a 1979 soul/disco song written and produced by Ashford & Simpson and recorded by singer Diana Ross, who released it as a single on the Motown label. It was the first release from the album of the same title.The single peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, reached #12 on the Hot Soul Singles chart, and went to #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.

The b-side “Lovin’ Livin’ & Givin'” was included on the soundtrack to the 1978 Disco film “Thank God It’s Friday” and the Diana Ross album “Ross”.

SIDE A:
The Boss (Special 12″ Version) 7:21
Mixed By – James Simpson*, Mike Hutchinson*
Producer – Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson*
Written-By – N. Ashford-V. Simpson*

SIDE B:
Lovin’ Livin’ & Givin’ 5:09
Producer – Hal Davis
Written-By – K. Stover*, P. Davis*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 The Boss U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #19
1979 The Boss U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #12
1979 The Boss U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown ‎– M 00026D1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco

NOTES:
Special 12″ Version
In Album
“THE BOSS”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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20 Responses to “Diana Ross – The Boss (US 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Hi Paul! I came home today after my 2 month vacation. I missed you and your music.
    About The Boss: Great!! Thanks a lot for this Diana’s 12 inch! I love it:)

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Glad to see you have returned safely Spring. Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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  2. Stefano Says:

    One of my favourite Diana Ross remixes. Far better than the album mix. Great Disco Friday post! Studio 54: here we come…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’m ready Stefano let’s go!

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    Stefano Reply:

    Hold on, I’ll take the next flight!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    LOL 🙂

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  3. Joe Says:

    Paul, is this the same version that was included on the album cd as bonus track?

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Not sure Joe I never bought the CD when it was in print.

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    Denny Reply:

    Yes it is!

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  4. Amora Says:

    Dear Paul,

    Congratulations on posting Diana Ross “The Boss”
    Allow me a suggestion for the next post:

    CERRONE – SUPERNATURE’86 (UK 12 “)

    It will be a great gift.

    Big hug.

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  5. 80spornstar Says:

    Excellent post!!! Thanks for this one. Could you please consider to post Diana’s and Michael’s Muscles 12″?

    Thanks

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll see what I can do 80spornstar.

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    80spornstar Reply:

    Thanks

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  6. Denny Says:

    My fav late disco track taken from my fav Ross album of all time of the same name, aside her self-titled 1980 Chic-produced album. Surprised to see that same album cover images used here (both front and back)! Decade later I uncovered other rare single remixes from “The Boss” which included “It’s My House (Promo-only 12″ mix)” [another fav track of mine here], “I Ain’t Been Licked (12” mix) as well as “Noone Gets the Price / The Boss (12” re-edit medley mix). Cheers!

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    Denny Reply:

    BTW there is a UK single mix version of “Lovin’ Livin” and Givin’ ” which clocked in at 4:47! Music sounded bit different, more drums and precussions!

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  7. Max Says:

    Hi Paul, thanks for this post! really cool!

    I have a very special request for you.

    Do you just perhaps have the NORMA LEWIS – THE FIGHT (FOR THE SINGLE FAMILY) 12 inch?

    This 12 Inch features a DUB MIX which is totally amazing (and totally hard to find too)

    Thanks Max

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  8. ric Says:

    U R Da BOSS!
    Thanks Paul for an excellent Disco Friday treat!
    Really love Ashford & Simpson’s collaboration with Diana.

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  9. alex Says:

    Thank You!

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  10. Waltz Says:

    The flip is a scorcher! Massive thanks for this beautiful hi res transfer, Paul! Do you know if there are any 12″ around with the original Chic mixes of tracks on the Diana album?

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  11. Jason Says:

    Thanks for this one Paul.

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