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The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew – The Super Bowl Shuffle (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 1st February 2014

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

Super Bowl Flashback!

Re-Rip Newly Remastered!

Originally I posted this one on February 5, 2011. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip with my newer Ortofon Super 30 stylus. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!

“The Super Bowl Shuffle” is a rap song performed by players of the Chicago Bears football team during 1985. It was released 3 months prior to their win in Super Bowl XX, peaking at No. 41 in February, 1986 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The 1985 rap hit recorded by the players of the Chicago Bears known as the “Super Bowl Shuffle” instantly became a mainstream phenomenon. The single sold more than a half-million copies and reached No. 41 on the US Billboard Hot 100, making the Chicago Bears the only American professional team of any sport with a hit single.

The Bears finished with a 15–1 record for the 1985 season. Randy Weigand, a die-hard Bears fan and music lover, had the idea to write, produce, and choreograph a rap song for the Chicago Bears. Weigand’s girlfriend, cheerleader Courtney Larson, introduced them to Willie Gault who put them in touch with other Bears players and the “Super Bowl Shuffle” was born. The lyrics related to each player and his craft on the field, and fame in the community.

“The Super Bowl Shuffle” fell in line with the Bears high-media attention as they completed their one-loss regular season. The Bears backed up their musical strutting by dominating their playoff opponents and hammering the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl by a score of 46–10, the most lopsided victory in Super Bowl history at the time (the record was broken just four years later when the San Francisco 49ers beat the Denver Broncos by a score of 55–10 in Super Bowl XXIV).

The 1985 Chicago Bears were the first sports team to have their own rap video. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1985 for best rhythm and blues performance by a duo or group, eventually losing to “Kiss”. The 20th Anniversary DVD was released in 2004, including the making of the video, outtakes, and the music video itself. Julia Meyer has kept the copyright to the video. Over $300,000 in profits from the song and music video was donated to the Chicago Community Trust to help needy families in Chicago with clothing, shelter, and food. This was consistent with Walter Payton’s rap lyrics in the song: “Now we’re not doing this because we’re greedy, the Bears are doing it to feed the needy.”

SIDE A:
The Super Bowl Shuffle (Vocal Mix)  5:50

SIDE B:
The Super Bowl Shuffle (Extended Vocal Mix)  6:27
The Super Bowl Shuffle (Instrumental Mix)  5:32

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. ChART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1986 The Super Bowl Shuffle U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #41

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Red Label (2) – V-70060
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Pop Rap, Electro
Credits: Co-producer – F. Breitberg* , R. Milasky*
Executive Producer – R. Meyer
Producer – B. Daniels* , R. Tufo*
Written By – B. Daniels/L. Barry/R. Meyer/M. Owens

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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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