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Rick James – Super Freak (France 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 11th July 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1981

A. Front

DISCO FRIDAY!

“Super Freak” is a 1981 hit single produced and performed by Rick James. The song, co-written by James and Alonzo Miller, was first released on James’ album Street Songs and became one of James’ signature songs. It features background vocals from Motown labelmates The Temptations, in which the bass singer is James’ uncle Melvin Franklin, and Canadian singer Taborah Johnson. “Freak” is a slang term for, as described in the song’s lyrics, “…a very kinky girl / The kind you don’t take home to mother”. Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song #477 in its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The song was a big hit for James in 1981, charting on the pop, R&B and dance charts in the U.S. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the song peaked at #16 in the fall of 1981 and spent 10 weeks in the top 40. Together with two other singles from Street Songs, “Give It to Me Baby” and “Ghetto Life”, it spent three weeks at #1 on the American dance charts earlier that year.

SIDE A:
Super Freak (Vocal) 7:07

SIDE B:
Super Freak (Instrumental 3:34

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Super Freak U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #16
1981 Super Freak U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Singles #3
1981 Super Freak U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Motown ‎– 310926, Vogue ‎– 310926
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition
Country: France
Released: 1981
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco

CREDITS:
Photography – X.
Producer, Arranged By – Rick James
Written-By – Alonzo MillerRick James

NOTES:
Special versions from the Motown LP: “STREET SONGS”
Made in France by Disques Vogue P.I.P

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
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 Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
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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Rick James – Glow (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th July 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

Side-One

“Glow” is a 1985 single by Rick James from his album of the same title. The single became his tenth release to reach the top ten on the R&B singles chart, peaking at number five, and his second number one on the dance chart.

SIDE A:
Glow / Glow (Reprise) 6:56

SIDE B:
Glow (12″ Instrumental) 8:16

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

CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Glow U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #106
1985 Glow U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #5
1985 Glow U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Gordy ‎– 4539GG
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Funk / Soul, Pop
Credits: Producer, Written-By, Arranged By – Rick James

NOTES:
Album version in “GLOW”

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Side-Two

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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