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Regina – Baby Love (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 16th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1986

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on July 21, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“Baby Love” is a 1986 crossover hit single by Brooklyn-born singer Regina. The single hit number one on the dance charts for two weeks in mid-1986. The single also crossed over to the pop singles chart, where it peaked at #10 and also made the Top 30 on the Soul Singles chart. “Baby Love” would be her only single to chart on both the Pop and Soul Singles chart.

The song was written by Regina with Steve Bray, who had written several hits for Madonna. It was intended for Madonna, with Regina deciding to record the song herself when Madonna declined. With Bray’s production, it sounded similar to Madonna’s own recordings and was sometimes mistaken for one. The song also includes backing vocals by R&B singer Sediah Garrett and Saxophone by David Sanborn .

SIDE A:
Baby Love (Vocal / Long Version) 6:30

SIDE B:
Baby Love (Dub / Long Version) 4:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 Baby Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #10
1986 Baby Love U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #30
1986 Baby Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86813
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Backing Vocals – Evan Rogers, Sediah Garrett*
Engineer – Michael Hutchinson
Guitar – Paul Pesco
Keyboards [Additional], Programmed By [Keyboards] – Mary Kessler
Keyboards, Other [Rhythm Devices] – Stephen Bray
Mixed By – J. G. Hargreaves*, M. Hutchinson*
Mixed By, Written-By – S. Bray*
Producer – Stephen P. Bray*
Saxophone – David Sanborn
Vocals – Regina (2)
Written-By – M. Kessler*, R. Richards*

NOTES:
Recorded and mixed at Saturn Sound, NYC
Original version appears on the Atlantic Records LP “CURIOSITY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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21 Responses to “Regina – Baby Love (US 12″)”

  1. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    OMG Paul, i have been waiting for this one. I missed your first post and the link has been deleted already.

    Do you have the Double Dutch Remix (10+ minute)? Maybe you could do Extraordinary Love for future post. So sorry for many request…Stay healthy Paul…Mwaah!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Gilbert. Sorry I don’t have the “Double Dutch” mix I can’t ever find a near mint copy of it but it’s in my wantlist. Already posted “Extraordinary Love” but the links are dead so I need to do a remaster re-rip of it at some point.

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    Gilbert Gonzales Reply:

    Thanks Paul, you’re the best…I’ll be on the look out for Extraordinary Love post in the future.

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  2. Stefano Says:

    A new re-rip! A great one too. Thanks man.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome 🙂

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  3. ex15 Says:

    This is a nice easy going “classic” dance track, typical of the mid 80s, but this flopped in the UK, I suspect a certain Madonna stole the show (It does sound like Madonna!), thanks as always Paul..

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  4. MAN Says:

    Many thanks for this track it’s one of my all time favorites specially the Dub Version

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome MAN 🙂

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  5. Fred Says:

    Thanks so much! Such a classic, easy-going 80s club tune!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Fred 🙂

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  6. Jeff Says:

    So nice of you re-ripping your back masters Paul. Again, I can’t wait to hear the dub version. I live for the B-sides a.k.a the B(TG)-sides!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Ha ha you’re quite welcome Jeff. Enjoy!

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  7. pedrodyno Says:

    so excited to see this one! you know i’m a sucker for the mid to late 80’s mainstream pop stuff! btw, this wasnt password protected. keep em coming and thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for letting me know about the PW Pedrodyno it is protected now. Enjoy!

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  8. RobM88 Says:

    Thanks for posting this! I’ve been looking for “Extraordinary Love” for quite some time and still haven’t found it… I think Regina had a band/album well before this one, but I haven’t heard anything from that one either. (Regina Richards and Red Hot). The silly Wikipedia article about Regina says she is now 72 years old! Totally not right!

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  9. ric Says:

    Ahhh, mid 80s pop dance is truly nostaglic and fabulous!
    Thanks for another re-rip, DJ Dancemaster Paul!

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  10. crazieynsf Says:

    sweet…..thankyou much i actually have an edited version of the extended remix clocks in at 6:08 such a cool song…..cant wait for you to re-up regina’s other 2 posts

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  11. Conner Says:

    Thank you!

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  12. Jermajesty Says:

    More famous in the UK for being one of Dannii Minogue’s early singles. 🙂

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

    I didn’t even realise it was a cover. 😀 Loving the early Madonnaness of this Regina version though.

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  13. woz Says:

    Fantastic track. A classic. Thanks!

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