Posted by DjPaulT on 27th April 2011
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984
“Electric Boogaloo” is a dance-pop song by American music duo Ollie & Jerry. Released in late 1984 as the lead single from the soundtrack to the film Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, the song reached number 45 on the R&B chart.
Detroit natives and prolific session musicians Ollie E. Brown and Jerry Knight first collaborated as the duo Ollie & Jerry on the soundtrack to the 1984 breakdancing-themed film Breakin’. The first track of that album, “Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us”, was released as a single and reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1984.
Following the success of this record, Ollie & Jerry were asked to contribute music for the Breakin’s sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo. The term “electric boogaloo” refers to a dance style of the same name. The duo recorded the track “Electric Boogaloo”, which was released as a single.
Although the “Electric Boogaloo” single was less successful than its predecessor (not charting on Billboard”s Top 40), the Breakin’ 2 soundtrack itself did reach number 25 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart, and number 52 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint
|1984||Electric Boogaloo||U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs||#45|
|1984||Electric Boogaloo||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play||#43|
Catalog#: POSPX 730
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: Electro, Synth-pop
Credits: # Engineer [Remix] – Michael Hutchinson
Mixed By – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Producer, Arranged By – Ollie E. Brown*
Made In England
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Breakin’ 2 Electric Boogaloo” available on Polydor Records
*Please note track times are incorrectly listed on sleeve.
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super 20
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 16bit 44kHz using Adobe batch processing
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi PNG format, resized to JPEG format for posting.
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