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Chaka Khan I Feel For You (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th May 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

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“I Feel for You” is a song written by Prince that originally appeared on his 1979 self-titled album, one of two songs on that album (along with “I Wanna Be Your Lover”) written as demos for Patrice Rushen, though neither appeared on any Rushen album. The most successful and well known version was recorded by female R&B singer Chaka Khan, appearing on her 1984 album, I Feel for You. Prince, as songwriter, won the 1985 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song.

Khan’s version featured an all-star supporting cast, with rapping from Melle Mel Mel of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, guitar, drum programming, bass guitar, keyboards and arrangement by Reggie Griffin, bass synthesizer and programming by The System’s David Frank and chromatic harmonica playing by Stevie Wonder. The song also uses vocal samples from Wonder’s “Fingertips”. The repetition of Khan’s name by Melle Mel at the beginning of the song was originally a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin ), who then decided to keep it.

This version of the song became a million-selling smash in the U.S. and UK, and it helped to relaunch Khan’s career. The song hit No. 1 on the Cash Box singles chart and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November-December 1984. The song remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for 26 weeks and became one of Billboard’s five biggest pop songs of the year for 1985. The single reached No. 1 on both the U.S. dance and R&B charts in late 1984, remaining atop both for three weeks each. In addition, the song also reached No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. While touring with Prince in 1998 in support of her collaborative album, Come 2 My House, Khan and Prince performed “I Feel for You” as a duet.

The Pointer Sisters recorded the song in 1982, two years before Khan’s version was a hit, on their album So Excited!.

Rebbie Jackson recorded it for her 1984 debut album Centipede.

SIDE A:
I Feel For You (Remix) 7:12
Arranged By – Arif Mardin, Reggie Griffin
Edited By [Special Edits] – Arif Mardin
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Michael O’Reilly
Written-By – Prince

SIDE B:
I Feel For You (Edit) 4:03
Arranged By – Arif Mardin, Reggie Griffin
Edited By [Special Edits] – Arif Mardin
Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Michael O’Reilly
Written-By – Prince

Chinatown 4:34
Arranged By – Philippe Saisse
Lyrics By – Chaka Khan, Rhoda Roberts
Music By – Philippe Saisse

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 I Feel For You U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1984 For Youe Jean U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #1
1984 I Feel For You U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records ‎– W 9209 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Funk / Soul

CREDITS:
Producer – Arif Mardin
Recorded By, Mixed By – Lew Hahn

NOTES:
Produced for Deniz Productions.
From the forthcoming Warner Bros. album “I Feel For You”

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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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Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th June 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Ain’t Nobody” is a 1983 hit single by Rufus & Chaka Khan. It was released as a studio bonus track on the band’s live album Stompin’ at the Savoy. It reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart and twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It has become one of Khan’s signature songs.

Rufus keyboardist David “Hawk” Wolinski wrote the song around a repeating synthesizer loop backed by a LinnDrum drum machine. Legendary producer Quincy Jones (who had previously worked with Rufus) wanted Wolinski to give “Ain’t Nobody” to Michael Jackson for the album that would become the blockbuster, Thriller, but Wolinski had already promised it to producer Russ Titelman, who ultimately had the band record it as a vocal showcase for Khan.

The song was also included in the soundtrack of the movie Breakin’.

House music pioneer Frankie Knuckles remixed the record for Chaka Khan’s Life Is a Dance – The Remix Project (the first-ever double album of outside remixes of a single artist’s catalogue) in 1988. This remix is regarded as the first example of what would become Knuckles’ (and business partner David Morales’) “Def Classic Mix” style.

SIDE A:
Ain’t Nobody (LP Remix Version) 4:24
Engineer [Remix] – John Poppo
Engineer [Assistant] – Abdu Malahi
Producer – Russ Titelman
Percussion [Additional], Programmed By [Keyboards] – David Morales, Peter Swartz*
Written By – Hawk Wolinski
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Frankie Knuckles
Performed By: Rufus & Chaka Khan

SIDE B:
Ain’t Nobody (Hallucinogenic Version) 6:55
Engineer [Remix] – John Poppo
Engineer [Assistant] – Abdu Malahi
Producer – Russ Titelman
Percussion [Additional], Programmed By [Keyboards] – David Morales, Peter Swartz*
Written By – Hawk Wolinski
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Frankie Knuckles
Performed By: Rufus & Chaka Khan

I’m Every Woman (Dub Version) 4:58
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Dancin’ Danny D
Engineer [Remix] – Jerry Allom*
Written By – Ashford & Simpson
Producer – Arif Mardin
Edited By – Dancin’ Danny D, Steve Murrell
Performed By: Chaka Khan

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Ain’t Nobody (Remix) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #22
1989 Ain’t Nobody (Remix) U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: 921 269-0, W 2880 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Disco

NOTES:
Remixed at Quantum, Jersey City & Shakedown, N.Y. (A, B1).
Taken from / Original version from the LP * Cassette * CD ‘Life Is A Dance – The Remix Project’.
Made In U.K.

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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