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Jody Watley – What’cha Gonna Do For Me (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 23rd, 2017


Originally posted July 7, 2010

“What’cha Gonna Do For Me” would have been the fifth single taken from the LP “Larger Than Life”, unfortunately the song only made it to the promo stage. Written and produced by André Cymone with remix by Louil Silas Jr. and additional production by Jeff Lorber. “The song also appeared in an edited remix version on the Jody Watley remix album “You Wanna Dance With Me?”. This 12″ promo contains the full un-edited remix and has never apeared on CD.

The b-side is mispressed and plays the “Bassapella” twice. I have left it that way to to keep the integrity of the original vinyl release.

What’cha Gonna Do For Me (Extended Version) 8:07

What’cha Gonna Do For Me (Bassapella) 5:39
What’cha Gonna Do For Me 5:39

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: MCA Records ‎– WMCAT 1382
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

Producer – André Cymone
Remix – Jeff Lorber, Louil Silas Jr.

Original version appears on the MCA LP “LARGER THAN LIFE”
Advance Copy Not For Sale

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
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)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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12 Responses to “Jody Watley – What’cha Gonna Do For Me (UK 12″ Promo)”

  1. ex15 Says:

    Hi Paul,

    As always thanks for your hard work and detail over the years.

    And thanks for this rip 🙂

    I sensed Friday’s rip was voicing your political view and didn’t comment, having read the comments I was pleased to read some, but not all. But I’ll not cast my opinion as I live in the UK and we are experiencing quiet a change, as you know.

    This is a wonderful music site, you have uploaded so many lost tracks for me, thank you.

    But please let’s leave the politics for forums, Facebook, Twitter, whatever, but not here, let The Music Play..



    Emodleo Reply:

    Completely agree, but… just one comment on the politics…Paul your views are bang on, oh and thanks for all the great music.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Emodleo 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  2. Antknee Says:

    I disagree. This is Paul’s blog and he can post any song or viewpoint he likes. Anyone can skip over the posts they don’t like or not come here again. If Paul starts down that path, then he will have to start entertaining requests to take down songs that are “too sexual”, “atheist”, etc.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks for your comment Antbee 🙂


    ex15 Reply:

    That’s not what I said or meant and you know that!



  3. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Woah! What a groovy track! Superb mixes, for sure it would have been a club hit!
    Excellent sounding rip! Another pearl found on BTG!

    Paul, how did you resolve the 24 bit flac issue?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Davos. It was a user error on my part in iZotope. When you select all the files in the batch and select update now you would think it applied to all the files but it doesn’t you have to update each individual file.


  4. Jeff Says:

    Paul, I love it when you remaster an older post because you really must have felt it needed it. We are all so fortunate to have you do this unselfish thing for us. Again, I feel so blessed to have fallen onto your wonderful site in Cyber-Space. I can’t begin to describe all the pleasure I derive from you and the music you post. And this music runs the gamut from the entire spectrum of dance music. You’re this musical prism that refracts light into a sonic rainbow. You are light in everyway! And that heart of yours is beautiful. I love your feelings and your views and I’m so happy you feel that you can share it with us from time to time. This is your place and you should know that it is cherished on so many levels. Ooh, I love what Davos Via 45 said about this record: “Another pearl found on BTG!” Your Burning The Ground is a treasure trove of teats and polished jewels. You absolutely sparkle DjPaulT. Brighter than the most precious diamond!!

    Sincerely grateful!!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Jeff you are such a sweet person. I have always had a soft spot for Jody Watley and this particular track. I never understood why it wasn’t officially released. I think it would have been another massive single for Jody to add to her arsenal.


  5. mjb Says:

    I would say it is the untitled remix which was repeated on side B, and we are missing the actual bassapella. Bassapella/Percapella mixes are usually much more sparse.


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