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KC – Give It Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on April 11th, 2014


A. Side


Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on March 25, 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!

“Give It Up” was a UK number one single for three weeks in August 1983 for KC & the Sunshine Band, although it was simply credited as KC in many countries, including the US. It went on to become the 18th best-selling single of the year in the UK. It was the last and most successful of the act’s 10 hits in the UK, and was somewhat of a comeback hit in the United States. Following the backlash against many disco artists on the charts in the early 1980s, the song peaked at #18 in the US in January 1984.

Give It Up 5:18
Remix – John Luongo

Give It Up (Instrumental)   3:30

Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Mint (generic)


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Give It Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #18
1984 Give It Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #24


Label: MECA Records – D-5000
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Credits: Producer – H.W. Casey* , R. Finch*
Written-By – D. Carter* , H.W. Casey*

Original version appears on the lp:“KC TEN”

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Side

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

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

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

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11 Responses to “KC – Give It Up (US 12″)”

  1. Stefano Says:

    I was waiting for this re-rip a long time. Thank you Paul, excellent choice for this Disco Friday. Great to have this 12 inch in Paulity now.
    Have a nice weekend!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano. Have a nice weekend 🙂


  2. ex15 Says:

    Love the A side..

    And didn’t know an instrumental existed, awesome!

    Thanks as always, PAul, for the rip! 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15. Have a great weekend 🙂


  3. ric Says:

    Everybody wants you
    Everybody wants your rips
    We just have to make them ours…them ours…
    na na na na na na na na na…
    We wanna thank you Paul thank you Paul…
    We wanna thank you Paul!

    Sentiments are genuine…just not well-executed. LOL!
    Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Ric you got me smilin’. Have a great weekend 🙂


  4. Ray in Australia Says:

    I love this song!
    So catchy 🙂


  5. Junior Says:

    Great classic

    Thanks Paul 🙂


  6. AntBee Says:

    Thank you, Paul!


  7. KitKat Says:

    Been away – to catch up with your blog to this – absolutely fabulous – the album from which this came is well overdue a reissue!



  8. Disco-D Says:

    Great upload, as always, Paul!

    CBS/Epic Records UK (Dance Department/Club Promotions), decided against using the John Luongo Mix for their 12″ release as they didn’t feel it was better than the album mix, that was already getting a 10/10 reaction from DJs. Hearing it after all these years, I have to agree. Strangely, this sounds more like a demo version, a kind pre-final mix. I normally love John Luongo’s mixes, but (respectfully)this was a misfire on his part. Not terrible, just not slick sounding or (at least) a great DJ style arrangement for the mixers. A “Pleasure Boys” style DUB would’ve been different and really useful 🙂 Well, everyone has a bad day at the office sometimes!

    Thanks again!


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