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Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 1st, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side A

REQUEST

“Nipple to the Bottle” is a single by the Jamaican singer and actress Grace Jones, released in 1982. “Nipple to the Bottle” was the lead single from Jones’ sixth studio album, Living My Life. The b-side “Ja Guys (Dub Version Of My Jamaican Guy) (Instrumental)” is exclusive to the US 12″ and has not appered on CD.

The single met with a considerable success, reaching Top 20 on Billboard R&B and dance charts. It did exceptionally well in New Zealand, where it became a number 3 hit.

SIDE A:
Nipple To The Bottle (Vocal) 6:54
Written-By – S. Dunbar*

SIDE B:
Ja Guys (Dub Version Of My Jamaican Guy) (Instrumental) 7:20

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

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1982 Nipple To The Bottle U.S. Billboard Hot Black singles #17
1982 Nipple To The Bottle U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Island Records ‎– 0-99964
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Stereo
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco

CREDITS:
Mixed By – Steven Stanley
Producer – Alex Sadkin, Chris Blackwell
Written-By – G. Jones*

NOTES:
“Nipple To The Bottle” from the forthcoming LP “LIVING MY LIFE”

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 Removal: 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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Password: burningtheground

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24 Responses to “Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle (US 12″)”

  1. NKelly Says:

    Awesome. Well done whoever requested this 12″. Quality

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Neil 🙂

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  2. Dean Says:

    Yay, more Grace Jones!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I still have quite a bit of Grace Jones singles Dean 🙂

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    Dean Reply:

    There can never be too many Grace Jones singles 🙂

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  3. Isaiah Says:

    Thanks for this great single rip DJPaulT. BTW I’ve always wanted to hear the 12″ version of ‘The Apple Stretching’ and no one has ever posted that online as far as I know!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will try to re-rip that one when I get some extra time Isaiah 🙂

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    Osc Reply:

    That would indeed be wonderful. You can never have enough of miss Jones. Or Sly&Robbie, for that matter. 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Try youtube. A few uploads have been made. There is okay quality, nowhere near Paul’s, but still – to enjoy the extra verse the only way to go… for now.

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  4. Omar Says:

    Thanks Paul. What’s even more rare is the 7″ of this single .

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    don’t have that one 🙂

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    Dirk Reply:

    Right! The 7” has a different mix. For example the bass comes in at the start and the percussions are heavier. I have it and hardly ever hear it somewhere else, that is most of the time a adapt from the 12”.

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  5. mothloop Says:

    Wonderful! My two favorite Grace Jones songs nailed together. Sadkin, Sly & Robbie… how can you go wrong? I don’t understand why people don’t gush about Living My Life the way they do the previous two releases. I’ve always loved it. Thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree Mothloop 🙂

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  6. Junior Says:

    Very grateful for more Grace!

    Thanks indeed Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  7. Jeff Says:

    Dear Paul, I love when you showcase one of your favorites. It’s also wonderful how you honor requests. You do seem to get to them eventually and when you do,the final result is oh-so-exquisite. You are, after all, our sound deity! I also love how you stay with the times in that you do post items that are, in a way, part of our everyday culture. Ms. Jones just came out with her memoir, which seems like it will be an awesome read. She is the ultimate muse, performer, fashionista and all around D-I-V-A!! I love me some…GRACE!! I love this single of hers and love it when you bring old friends to my ears in gorgeous hi-fidelity. It’s like hearing them for the first time. You give us your director’s cut of the sound of the 12-inch Paul. I’m going to bask in your rip in a few more minutes.

    Thanks Again,

    Jeff

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  8. musicdivaSF Says:

    I’ve “re-acquainting” myself with GJ’s music lately and this is quite embarrassing to mention but I did not know how disco music she has done before Pull to the Bumper and Slave to the Rhythm.
    She’s on tour now and came to the Bay Area to perform last weekend. I missed it but hopefully another time I’ll get to see her in all her glory! Thanks for this post. 🙂

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  9. dan Says:

    Thank you for more Grace Jones, much appreciated! What did you think of her “Hurricane” album?

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    Dirk Reply:

    One of the best comeback albums (and tour) in musical history. And a fine follow-up to the Compass Point trio. Never left my playlist since release.

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  10. Marc Says:

    Hey there Paul – i sooo love your posts.
    Any chance, that you can upload the 7″ of Nipple To The Bottle?
    It has a unique mix to it.

    Regards Marc

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  11. Nathan Alan Says:

    Thank you for this. I remember asking a few years ago to please remember this post, after the sad situation with multiuploader shutting down. I think that was right after my computer’s hard drive and external USB drive failed within just a few months (12 weeks or less) of each other. Right after this happened I had a new desktop with another external drive for backup, (now I have 4 external drives), but always try to fit so much new stuff on them I might run out of space for backups again, if I am not careful. This time I will copy the 24 bit version to more than one USB drive, I hate the spinning drive failure rate.

    ‘Nipple to the Bottle’ is Everything. Grace Jones is Everything, but this track is one of her best in my favorites opinion. I was only 13 y/o in 1982. But I was hospital inpatient when ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ album released a few years later, and I listened to the cassette on a boom box when they started having detachable speakers, best you can do in a hospital, volume turned low, door closed. Cassettes sound so bad, I don’t even want to save any of the ones I have now, I think atmospheric magnetism has degraded them worse, I don’t own anything that plays cassettes and I need to downsize my old junk, before someone sends Hoarder’s 1-800-GOT-JUNK to my place. I would die the death of 1,000 embarrassments.

    It was friends who were say 3-6 years older than myself with larger collections of 12″ singles in various dance genre than my own, who made me mixtapes that included some Grace Jones and other great dance music of the 80s, Big Pig, Sweet Sensation, Will To Power, etc. I was too young to get into clubs, so only heard it if the older guys made me mad-decent mixtapes. It took me until I became familiar with using the internet, to find out who a lot of the artists and titles were on those old mixtapes, I just didn’t have a lot of exposure to music that wasn’t radio formatted yet in that decade, without “older” friends (by just a couple years). I can’t remember how I learned about other music that wasn’t Dick Clark American Bandstand “friendly” before the internet. A lot of DJs were cliquish when I could get into any clubs who allowed age 18+, and didn’t like to reveal the artists or titles of the floorfillers back in the day. I mean, really, didn’t good DJs get many free Promos to promote singles and artists?

    You however Paul, are brilliant. Thanks again. Nobody is going to be mad if you just get all OCD and post more Grace Jones, posts and posts of her stuff. Don’t feel obligated to move on to other artists right away, because of our fickle demands. Here’s hoping you have a great weekend, and a spooky halloween October. I just remembered this is horror month, I suspect you have something working in that big brain of yours to put us in the All Hallows’ Eve spirit by the 31st.

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  12. Dirk Says:

    Thank you Paul (times uncountable)
    This maxi is very rare and only a flat 128mp3 of it had surfaced. Until now. This rip is sooooo welcomed in my household, it is one of the few i could not get on vinyl. I started collecting in 1981. Maybe useless information, but the other few i missed, most of them i got to down via you, Paul. So again, thank you !
    I am hoping for a deluxe version of this album, too. Wonder if there are more jewels , but unreleased from the Island vaults. Or should i say, universal… Anyway, have i thanked you already?

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  13. Sy Says:

    did u know when LL Cool J sampled My Jamaican Guy for his hit Doin’ It he sampled this version of the song!

    would love to get a rip of Cry Now Laugh Later for which the 12″ version was quite different!

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