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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

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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

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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

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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”

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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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Jody Watley – Real Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989


“Real Love” was the first single from Jody Watley’s second album, Larger than Life. “Real Love” became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1989. The single reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and dance chart.

On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, “Real Love” rocketed into the Top 40 from #51 to #37, the week of April 1, 1989. The single lingered in the Top 10 for six weeks, peaking at #2 for two weeks, beginning May 20, 1989, held out of the top position by Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl”.

During the summer of 1989, Watley’s “Real Love” video, directed by David Fincher, was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Dance Video, and Best Female Video at the 1989 award show. That record was held until Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson’s video “Scream” received eleven VMA nominations in 1995. The song was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best Female Single. The music video premiered in March 1989 on Cable television networks.

There are some exciting things about this US promo. It features the sought after “Drive Time Radio Edit” which was only released on the UK “Real Love” 12″. Also included as a bonus is the “Bassapella” taken from the standard US 12″.

SIDE A:
Real Love (Extended Version) 6:59
Real Love (Drive Time Radio Edit) 5:40

SIDE B:
Real Love (U.S. Radio Edit) 5:16
Real Love (Extended Instrumental) 7:40
Real Love (Dub Version) 6:15

*BONUS
Real Love (Bassapella) 4:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

SINGLES CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Black Singles #1
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

YEAR END CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #46
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Black Singles #25
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #5
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance 12-Inch Singles #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – L33-17792
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop
Credits: Edited By [Special] – Greg Royal
Producer – André Cymone
Producer [Additional] – Jeff Lorber
Remix – Louil Silas Jr.

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP “Larger Than Life”
Promotinal Copy – Not For Sale

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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Jody Watley With Eric B. & Rakim – Friends (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 2nd February 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989


“Friends” was the second single from Jody Watley’s second album, Larger Than Life. “Friends” like her previous single “Real Love” became a multi-format top 10 smash, reaching the top ten of the pop, R&B and dance charts, as well as being her biggest single in the UK since her debut “Looking for a New Love”.

“Friends” appeared in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, the week of July 8, 1989, ascending 54-40. Seven weeks later, the single peaked at #9 for one week.

This is the US 12″ Promo which like the prvious UK “Unity” Remix 12″ also contains some vinyl only remixes, “Dub” and “Acapella”. I have also included as a bonus the non-album b-side track “Private Life” from the standard US 12″.

SIDE A:
Friends (Extended Version) 8:05

SIDE B:
Friends (Radio Edit) 5:10
Friends (Instrumental) 5:31
Friends (Dub) 4:32
Friends (Acappella) 2:31

*BONUS
Private Life 4:50
Written-By – Andre Cymone* & Jody Watley

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Friends U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1989 Friends U.S. Billboard Black Singles #3
1989 Friends U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #7
1989 Friends U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles Year End Chart #65

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – L33-17883
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing
Credits: Producer – Andre Cymone*
Remix – Eric SadlerHank ShockleePaul Shabazz
Written-By – Andre Cymone*, Eric BarrierJody WatleyWilliam Griffin

NOTES:
Original Version Appears On The MCA LP MCA-6276 “Larger Than Life”
Promotional Only – Not For Sale

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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