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Rufus & Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (Remix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 7th June 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

“Ain’t Nobody” is a 1983 hit single by Rufus & Chaka Khan. It was released as a studio bonus track on the band’s live album Stompin’ at the Savoy. It reached number one on the U.S. R&B chart and twenty-two on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It has become one of Khan’s signature songs.

Rufus keyboardist David “Hawk” Wolinski wrote the song around a repeating synthesizer loop backed by a LinnDrum drum machine. Legendary producer Quincy Jones (who had previously worked with Rufus) wanted Wolinski to give “Ain’t Nobody” to Michael Jackson for the album that would become the blockbuster, Thriller, but Wolinski had already promised it to producer Russ Titelman, who ultimately had the band record it as a vocal showcase for Khan.

The song was also included in the soundtrack of the movie Breakin’.

House music pioneer Frankie Knuckles remixed the record for Chaka Khan’s Life Is a Dance – The Remix Project (the first-ever double album of outside remixes of a single artist’s catalogue) in 1988. This remix is regarded as the first example of what would become Knuckles’ (and business partner David Morales’) “Def Classic Mix” style.

SIDE A:
Ain’t Nobody (LP Remix Version) 4:24
Engineer [Remix] – John Poppo
Engineer [Assistant] – Abdu Malahi
Producer – Russ Titelman
Percussion [Additional], Programmed By [Keyboards] – David Morales, Peter Swartz*
Written By – Hawk Wolinski
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Frankie Knuckles
Performed By: Rufus & Chaka Khan

SIDE B:
Ain’t Nobody (Hallucinogenic Version) 6:55
Engineer [Remix] – John Poppo
Engineer [Assistant] – Abdu Malahi
Producer – Russ Titelman
Percussion [Additional], Programmed By [Keyboards] – David Morales, Peter Swartz*
Written By – Hawk Wolinski
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Frankie Knuckles
Performed By: Rufus & Chaka Khan

I’m Every Woman (Dub Version) 4:58
Remix, Producer [Additional] – Dancin’ Danny D
Engineer [Remix] – Jerry Allom*
Written By – Ashford & Simpson
Producer – Arif Mardin
Edited By – Dancin’ Danny D, Steve Murrell
Performed By: Chaka Khan

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Ain’t Nobody (Remix) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #22
1989 Ain’t Nobody (Remix) U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Catalog#: 921 269-0, W 2880 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Disco

NOTES:
Remixed at Quantum, Jersey City & Shakedown, N.Y. (A, B1).
Taken from / Original version from the LP * Cassette * CD ‘Life Is A Dance – The Remix Project’.
Made In U.K.

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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

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