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Karen Young – Hot Shot (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th January 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1978

Side 1

DISCO FRIDAY!

Hot Shot was the name of a popular disco single recorded by American singer Karen Young. The single, which is also the name of her 1978 album, reached number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart the week of August 5, 1978 and spent two weeks there.

The track also crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100 chart, where it only got as far as number 67 that same year. Although this single would make Young a one-hit wonder, “Hot Shot” is still considered by many as a club classic and an Old School radio staple to this day. “Hot Shot” was also featured in the 1990 movie “Reversal of Fortune” and was later used as a sample in Daft Punk’s song “Indo Silver Club” on their 1996 album Homework.

n 2007, nearly 30 years after the original charted and 16 years after Young’s death (in 1991), MaxRoxx Music released “Hot Shot: The Karen Young Reheat,” which is an updated version of “Hot Shot,” this time with new mixes using the original’s vocals. This version, which charted as “Hot Shot 2007,” also reached the Hot Dance Club Play chart, where it peaked at number 7 in March 2008. Also, in 1999, Blondie recorded a cover of the song and included it on the Japanese edition of their album No Exit and “No Exit” single.

Karen Young died of a bleeding ulcer in January 1991, at age 39.

SIDE A:
Hot Shot (Vocal) 8:40

SIDE B:
Hot Shot (Instrumental) 8:24

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1978 Hot Shot U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #67
1978 Hot Shot U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/ Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: West End Records ‎– WES 12111
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1978
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco
Credits: Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – Andy KahnKurt Borusiewicz

NOTES:
Recorded at Queen Village Recording Studios, Phila., PA.
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Labs., Phila., PA.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side 2

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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