Posted by DjPaulT on 5th July 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“Happy Song” is a 1983 hit single by Baby’s Gang. The single became a European hit single when covered by German band Boney M. the following year.
After Boney M.’s return to the charts with a cover of Italian hit Kalimba de Luna, producer Frank Farian rushed back into the studio to cover another Italian hit single. He invited Boney M.’s original dancer Bobby Farrell to join the group along with a group of children from Rhein Main U.S. Air Force Base Elementary and Jr. High, credited as The School Rebels, who did the lead vocals together with Reggie Tsiboe. While Bobby Farrell did a rap, original singers Liz Mitchell and Marcia Barrett did not participate in the recording. Session vocalists La Mama (Patricia Shockley, Madeleine Davis and Judy Cheeks) did the additional female vocals. The single gave the group their final German Top 10 hit single (#7), their first in nearly four years.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
Label: Hansa, Hansa
Catalog#: 601 555, 601 555-213
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Released: Oct 1984
Style: Italo-Disco, Disco
Credits: Producer – F. Farian*
Produced for IMP-Production
Published by Ed. Renata (Renata Ed Musicali) (track side A) & Far Musik (Far-Music) (track side B)
Distributed by the Ariola Group of Companies
Printed in Western Germany by TOPAC, Gesellschaft für Tonträger-Verpackung mbH, Gütersloh
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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