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Jody Watley – Still A Thrill (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

“Still a Thrill” was the second single from singer Jody Watley’s self-titled debut album.

While the #56(US) peaking “Still a Thrill” didn’t necessarily match the pop chart success of its blockbuster predecessor, “Looking for a New Love”, it was, however, a major hit on both the R&B and dance charts in 1987. Watley employed a deep lower register on this uptempo R&B / dance song, which she co-wrote. It was produced by Andre Cymone and David Z.

Internationally “Still A Thrill” reached #46 New Zealand and #77 U.K..

SIDE A:
Still A Thrill (Extended Version) 8:39

SIDE B:
Still A Thrill (Radio Edit) 6:20
Still A Thrill (Instrumental) 5:17
Still A Thrill (A Cappella) 4:41
Still A Thrill (Bonus Beats) 4:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Still A Thrill U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #56
1987 Still A Thrill U.S. Billboard Hot Black/Singles #3
1987 Still A Thrill U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23747, MCA Records ‎– MCA 23747
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: RnB/Swing

CREDITS:
Engineer – Taavi Mote
Producer – André Cymone, David Z.
Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*
Written-By – André Cymone, Jody Watley

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP “JODY WATLEY”
André Cymone Appears Courtesy of Columbia Records

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
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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Password: burningtheground

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

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

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.

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

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

VINYL GRASDE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

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

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

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

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Jody Watley – Don’t You Want Me (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 28th September 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1987

a-front

“Don’t You Want Me” is the third single from singer Jody Watley’s eponymous debut album. The song was produced by Bernard Edwards of Chic-fame and written by Jody Watley, Franne Golde and David Paul Bryant.

Watley’s previous single, “Still a Thrill,” fared well in dance and R&B markets, but less-so in the mainstream. This prompted her label, MCA, to go in a more pop-friendly direction. “Don’t You Want Me” was one of the biggest crossover singles for the year 1987, reaching top ten on the Billboard pop and R&B charts and becoming a number-one dance club hit.

“Don’t You Want Me” landed in the Top 40 of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart the week of October 24, 1987, advancing from #56 to #40. The song reached #6 on December 19, 1987 and remained there for three consecutive weeks.

Internationally the single reched #55 U.K., #46 New Zealand and #24 Canada.

SIDE A:
Don’t You Want Me (Extended Mix) 6:48
Don’t You Want Me (A Cappella) 4:12

SIDE B:
Don’t You Want Me (Radio Edit) 4:17
Don’t You Want Me (Dub Version) 7:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1987 Don’t You Want Me U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #6
1987 Don’t You Want Me U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #3
1987 Don’t You Want Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23785, MCA Records ‎– MCA 23785
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Lynn Robb
Management [Direction] – Bennett Freed Management
Mastered By – Herb Powers, Jr.*
Photography – Victoria Pearson
Producer – Bernard Edwards
Remix, Producer [Additional Production Assistant] – Dennis Mitchell
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Francois Kevorkian*, Michael Hutchinson
Written-By – D.P. Bryant*, F. Gold*, J. Watley*

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP, “JODY WATLEY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

b-back

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Jody Watley – Where The Boys Are (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 10th September 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

“Where The Boys Are” was the first solo single released by Jody Watley after her split with the group Shalamar.

In 1984 Watley started recording for a solo album in the UK and released two promo singles, “Where The Boys Are” and “Girls Night Out” under just her first name. The songs didn’t spark much fanfare, thus the proposed album was never crafted. The b-side for both singles was “My House (4-Free)”, which later became a club hit in 1990 for Paul Lekakis, the famed singer of “Boom, Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room)”. Watley would later go on to become a Grammy winner and acheive international fame with her deut self titled album in 1987.

The tracks on this 12″ have never been released on CD as far as I know.

SIDE A:
Where The Boys Are (The Long Way Home Mix!) 6:10
Producer, Engineer – Gary Langan

SIDE B:
Where The Boys Are (7 Inch Version) 3:13
Producer, Engineer – Gary Langan

My House (4-Free) 4:53
Engineer – Simon Sullivan

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– JODY 112
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Neville Brody
Other [Assistant] – Ben Murphy
Photography By – Tim O’Sullivan
Producer – Bruce Woolley
Written-By – Bruce WoolleyJody Watley

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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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Jody Watley – Everything (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th June 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A.-Front7

“Everything” is the third single from Jody Watley’s second album, Larger than Life. “Everything” was the third consecutive top-ten Pop and R&B single from that album in the U.S., peaking at #4 and #3, respectively. The single reached #74 in the UK.

“Everything” was the follow-up single after “Friends”, and became the third consecutive Top 10 hit from Watley’s Larger than Life album. The ballad “Everything” debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at #92 the week of October 14, 1989, and advanced to its peak position of #4 the week of January 20, 1990, where it remained for two weeks. Overall, the single spent nine weeks in the Top 20 of the chart.

The song was written by Gardner Cole and James Newton Howard.

SIDE A:
Everything 4:15
Written-By – Gardner ColeJames Newton Howard

SIDE B:
Everything (Instrumental) 4:15
Written-By – Gardner ColeJames Newton Howard

For The Girls 3:51
Producer – David Z.
Written-By – A. Cymone*, J. Watley*
From the album “JODY WATLEY”

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Everything U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1989 Everything U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary #11
1989 Everything U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #3

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records Ltd.. ‎– MCAT 1395
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Downtempo
Credits: Design – Lynn Robb
Management [For Loot Unlimited] – Bennett Freed
Photography – Victoria Pearson-Cameron
Producer – Andre Cymone*

NOTES:
Original Version appears on the Jody Watley album “LARGER THAN LIFE”.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B.-Back5

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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Jody Watley – Most Of All (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd April 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

A. Front

R E Q U E S T

“Most of All” is the fifth and final single from Jody Watley’s eponymous debut album.

“Most of All” was the least successful of the five singles released. It peaked at number sixty on the US pop chart but did find success on the Dance and R&B charts, where it reached numbers eight and eleven, respectively. The single was produced by Patrick Leonard and was co-written by Gardener Cole, both of whom had been involved with Madonna’s album, True Blue.

The black and white music video was directed by David Fincher.

SIDE A:
Most Of All (Remix) 8:15

SIDE B:
Most Of All (7″ Version) 4:10
Most Of All (Dub) 7:20

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Most Of All U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #60
1988 Most Of All U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #11
1988 Most Of All U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #8

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23825
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Design – Lynn Robb
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Hutchinson
Photography – Victoria Pearson
Producer – Patrick Leonard
Remix, Producer [Additional Production] – Francois Kevorkian*
Written-By – Gardner ColePat Leonard*

NOTES:
From the MCA LP “JODY WATLEY”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

B. Back

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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