Posted by DjPaulT on February 19th, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
R.I.P. Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), better known as Vanity and sometimes credited as Denise Matthews-Smith or D.D. Winters, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and model, who turned away from her acting and music career to concentrate on evangelism. Her career lasted from the early–1980s until the mid–1990s. She was the lead singer of the female trio Vanity 6 from 1981 until it disbanded in 1983. The group was well known for their 1982 R&B/funk hit “Nasty Girl”. Vanity’s music career also included two solo albums on the Motown Records label, Wild Animal and Skin on Skin.She also had a successful film career, starring in the movies The Last Dragon, 52 Pick-Up, and Action Jackson.
Due to her kidney problems which were caused by years of drug use while she worked as a performer, she had to undergo peritoneal dialysis five times a day (each session was 20 minutes long).She suffered from sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis, a rare complication of a peritoneal dialysis, and died in a Fremont, California, hospital on February 15, 2016, at the age of 57 from renal failure.
Thank you for your contribution to the music we love we will miss you Vanity.
“Drive Me Wild” was the third single released by American R&B/Funk female vocal trio Vanity 6.The group was assembled by American musician Prince in mid–1981 consisting of Vanity, Brenda Bennett and Susan Moonsey. Taken from the group’s only studio album Vanity 6. “Drive Me Wild” failed to chart.
Drive Me Wild (Extended Version)7:04
Bite The Beat (LP Version)3:15
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label:Warner Bros. Records – 0-29748
Format:Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
From the Warner Bros. LP “VANITY 6”
Find the 12″ on DISCOGS
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
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
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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