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DeBarge – Rhythm Of The Night (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Rhythm of the Night” is a 1985 hit single recorded by the American R&B band DeBarge and written by Diane Warren. The song is said to have jump-started the career of songwriter Diane Warren and was the biggest hit recorded by the Motown family singing group.

By 1985, DeBarge had become pop/R&B sensations with mostly ballads making the repertoire of their hit catalog though they were as impressive as live performers with their mixture of their trademark soft ballads and a collection of dance material. Motown Records sought to produce DeBarge with a dance single to give them a bigger crossover success that mirrored that of label-mate Lionel Richie, who like DeBarge, had created his initial fan base on soft songs before the release of “All Night Long”, which included a catchy dance beat influenced by calypso. A similar influence would come in the production of “Rhythm of the Night” which featured more of El DeBarge’s deep tenor with flashes of his trademark falsetto. Richard Perry, the hit producer behind hit recordings for The Pointer Sisters and other artists, was appointed to produce the single with Diane Warren as its writer.

The release of “Rhythm of the Night” coincided with the release of the Motown film, The Last Dragon, which featured the song as part of its soundtrack. The free publicity from the song on its soundtrack and in the movie itself helped boost its popularity. Eventually released as a single, the song produced DeBarge’s biggest success yet with the single reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100, number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, number one on the US adult contemporary chart, and number four in the UK singles chart – their only major hit single in the UK – going gold and boosting similar success for its parent album of the same name. The group’s music video of the song gained the group heavy rotation on MTV and BET and was actually the group’s first and last real music video starting a brief period where DeBarge became pop superstars.

SIDE A:
Rhythm Of The Night (Long Version) 6:41
Producer – Richard Perry
Written-By – D. Warren*

SIDE B:
Queen Of  My Heart 3:30
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Eldra DeBarge*, Reggie Andrews
Arranged By [Strings & Horns] – Clare Fischer
Producer – Bobby DeBargeEldra DeBarge*
Written-By – B. DeBarge*, E. DeBarge*

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Rhythm Of The Night U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #3
1985 Rhythm Of The Night U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemprary Tracks #1
1985 Rhythm Of The Night U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #1
1985 Rhythm Of The Night U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown – 4532MG
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Latin, Synth-pop

NOTES:
A: Album versions in original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Berry Gordy’s – The Last Dragon” and “Rhythm Of The Night”
B: In the Album “In A Special Way”

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

PW: burningtheground

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El DeBarge With DeBarge – You Wear It Well (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 6th June 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“You Wear It Well” is a song recorded by El DeBarge with DeBarge for the Gordy label. This song was recorded and released as the third single from the album, Rhythm of the Night.

The song eventually reached number 7 on the Billboard R&B chart, number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in October and November 1985. El Debarge made a guest appearance on The Facts of Life in the seventh season, the seventh episode “Doo Wah” which premiered on Saturday November 2, 1985 on NBC, at the same time the single was released and performed it with the show’s principal stars, Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn and Nancy McKeon as providing backup vocals.

SIDE A:
You Wear It Well (Club Mix) 6:55

SIDE B:
You Wear It Well (Dub Mix) 5:06
Baby, Won’t Cha Come Quick 4:32

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 You Wear It Well U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #47
1985 You Wear It Well U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #7
1985 You Wear It Well U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Gordy – 4545GG
Format:
Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
Producer, Arranged By – El DeBarge
Lead Vocals – El DeBarge
Backing Vocals – DeBarge

NOTES:
An “M&M” Mix
“You Wear It Well” from the Lp “Rhythm of the Night”

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

PW: burningtheground

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