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Wham! – Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 14th, 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side One

“Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” was the debut single by British pop duo Wham!, released in 1982 on Innervision Records. The US Promo 12″ single was titled “Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) and contained remixes by Francois Kevorkian which are unique to this 12”. It was written by George Michael, one half of the duo. The song failed make an impact on the US charts.

According to Rob Jovanovic in his 2007 biography of George Michael, the song “depicted the world as they saw it” although it was “hardly a rap as we know it today.” The message is that if you’re young and unemployed, have fun. Of course, most people who are faced with especially long term unemployment find life a struggle, but youthful optimism certainly paid off for this dynamic duo. David Austin and Paul Ridgeley (Andrew’s brother) added backing vocals.

SIDE A:
Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (Vocal) 7:01

SIDE B:
Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (Instrumental) 6:06

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (generic sleeve)

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Inner Vision ‎– 44-03177, Columbia ‎– 44-03177
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Pop Rap, Funk, Disco
Credits: Engineer – John Potoker
Mixed By – Francois Kevorkian*
Producer – Bob Carter
Written-By – A. Ridgeley*, G. Michael*

NOTES:
DEMONSTRATION NOT FOR SALE

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side Two

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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22 Responses to “Wham! – Enjoy What You Do (Wham Rap!) (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    Yeah! Very nice to get this one the next day. The US promo is unknown to me, so curious to find out the Kevorkian remix.

    Thanks Paul and have a happy weekend.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think these mixes are pretty good. Have a nice weekend Stefano 🙂

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  2. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul once again. I think the album Fantastic needs to be reissued as a proper deluxe edition with all the appropriate remixes and b sides . It truly is George’s best work as Wham!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Omar as long as they don’t screw up the remastering like they usually do. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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  3. Whome Says:

    Thank you very much. My dreams come true! Have a nice weekend Poul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Whome 🙂

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  4. Jermajesty Says:

    Didn’t even know about this – thanks.

    Agree about Fantastic re-issue, but yes, it will get royally f***ed up if it ever does happen. :-/

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Lol you’re welcome Jermajesty. Hope that you like the mixes 🙂

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  5. Conner Says:

    You have made me super happy with all these Whamariffic offers. I feel like I’m 14 again 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are so very welcome Conner. Have a great weekend my friend 🙂

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  6. Mike Says:

    Thanks for this, DJP!

    But … please reassure me that Disco Friday is merely on a hiatus and not gone for good! I’m not the only disco fan here, am I? … am I? … guys? … anyone?

    Thanks again! 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Mike. I assure you Disco Friday is still alive 🙂

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    NKelly Reply:

    Too get some balance i’m not much of a fan of Disco-Friday and welcome the usual postings instead!

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  7. ric Says:

    I was hoping you’d do this. Big hugs, Paul!
    Love the work of FK, and is this a re-rip? I remember getting an mp3 version here previously.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Ric I did eip this one way back when I was on blogger. But yes this is a new rip 🙂

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  8. Kuba Says:

    Hi. Great upload! It’s very interesting mixes. Thank you very much. Do you gonna upload another great song of Wham… “Bad boy”? It’s very great song too 🙂 Have a nice day DJP!. New logo it’s fantastic!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yes Kuba I am planning to post “Bad Boys” 🙂

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  9. Jermajesty Says:

    Wow… this is truly special, just listening to it now – I’ve never heard this mix before, it’s sort of like the one that’s on Fantastic but with an added boom and bongos!

    It makes the mix on Fantastic sound a bit like an edit of this?

    By chance last week I found a copy of the 1983 re-issue UK 7″ (blue sleeve with big pink WHAM! on it, Parts 1 and 2 on each side) and have finally deduced that it’s the version used for the music video. It has the verses of the Netherlands Social Mix you posted, but it’s a re-recording.

    Someone on 45Cat reckons an early release had the line ‘with the boys down the *welfare* line’, but I’ve never heard of this. Has anyone else? I’m skeptical, Welfare isn’t really a word used in the UK, and certainly not in the early 80s.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think these are my favorite mixes of this song Jermajesty they do sound more like the album version but better. I have never heard of a version that has the words “welfare” in the song.

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  10. Junior Says:

    Thanks for these FK mixes, Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  11. Hugh Says:

    the DEMO is so far different to any version ever released…. and the two songs that never made it onto the Fantastic Album should have been included…in my opinion..

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