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Barbi and The Kens – Just A Gigolo (Sweden 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 11th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

Side A

“Just A Gigolo” was the first and only single released by the Bobby Orlando project Barbie and The Kens. “Just A Gigolo” debuted on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart on March 7, 1981 spending ten weeks on the survey peaking at #45.

SIDE A:
Just A Gigolo (Extended Version) 6:00

SIDE B:
Just A Gigolo (Instrumental Version) 5:22

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (Company)

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Just A Gigolo U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #45

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Tramps Recordz ‎– TR 001
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Sweden
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: New Wave

CREDITS:
Producer – Bobby Orlando
Producer [Reproduced By] – Rene Hedemyr*
Remix – Rene Hedemyr*

Find the 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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: Manual
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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12 Responses to “Barbi and The Kens – Just A Gigolo (Sweden 12″)”

  1. mothloop Says:

    I have no words except you are a prince.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    aah thank you Mothloop 🙂

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  2. Jeff Says:

    Again Paul, I’ve got to comment on the VASTNESS of you record collection. I can’t fathom all that you have!! It is like Fort Knox in its treasures! I also have a deep respect and a love for your collecting skills. And also for the love you bestow onto your vinyl records. You treat them like, well, like…GOLD! I get such pleasure logging in everyday around noon just to see what you have pulled out of the trove that is your beautiful collection. I’m so pleased you have this 12-inch version. I love the inclusion of that great 007 spy guitar here. Whoa! And, this is such a surprise to me too, the instrumental version. Holy Cow Paul! It’s like a musical holiday here, everyday. You take us to so many exciting musical places that my heart, body, mind and soul rejoice. Thanks for such excursions into sound!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You are quite welcome Jeff. I love the obscure stuuf. There is so much great music out there that was never main stream that is just dying t be heard. I am verry happy that I can share it with you guys. I have so much stuff I don’t think I could ever in a lifetime get to it all but I really want to 🙂

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  3. Stefano Says:

    The instrumental too, nice! Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  4. ex15 Says:

    Excellent (I thought (from Stefano’s comment above) the single version on the Mini LP was almost instrumental!).

    Thanks as always Paul, for the rip.. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex 15 🙂

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  5. miran0019 Says:

    Such a forgotten and underappreciated classic from the Eighties. It’s been on my MP3 player for years, but I welcome a new rip and instrumental version. Thanks very much!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Miran0019 🙂

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  6. Jeff Says:

    That instrumental version is hot! I love the additional percussive touches on this version. Paul, thanks for this. It’s a real exclusive and I’m more than grateful. It’s interesting hearing this again (it’s been awhile) and it made me think about the controversy of that whole “Blurred Lines” thing. I wonder if this song came out today, would there be an issue? I mean, this record surely invokes The B-52’s “Private Idaho” and “Rock Lobster.” Obviously, Bobby Orlando at the time was paying homage to The B-52’s. I don’t think he was stealing. With this court case against “Blurred Lines” I wonder what will happen to artistic inspiration and creativity. Just me being curious.

    Jeff

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  7. woz Says:

    I had not listened to this song in a bit. Great to be reminded and have new versions to listen to! Thanks!

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