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Ollie & Jerry – Electric Boogaloo (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Electric Boogaloo” is a electro-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 Billboard 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’ 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.

SIDE A:
Electric Boogaloo (Dance Mix) 6:24
Written-By – A. Giles*, O. Brown*, R. Regan*

SIDE B:
Physical Clash 4:10
Written-By – J. Knight*, O. Brown*

Electric Boogaloo (Instrumental) 4:57
Written-By – A. Giles*, O. Brown*, R. Regan*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Electric Boogaloo U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs #45
1984 Electric Boogaloo U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #43

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– POSPX 730
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Engineer [Remix] – Michael Hutchinson
Mixed By – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Producer, Arranged By – Ollie E. Brown*

NOTES:
Made In England
Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “Breakdance 2 Is Electric Boogaloo”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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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Ollie & Jerry – Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us (Australia 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us” is a electro-pop song by American music duo Ollie & Jerry. Released in 1984 as a single from the soundtrack to the film Breakin’, the song reached No. 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and No. 5 on the UK Singles Chart. It is the theme song to the film Breakin’.

The music video features footage from the movie Breakin’ as well as numerous street break dancing performances. Jean-Claude Van Damme, who was an extra in the film, can be seen dancing in the background at one point.

the film Breakin’ is also known as Breakdance: the Movie or Break Street ’84.

SIDE A:
Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us (Club Mix) 6:47

SIDE B:
Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us (Instrumental) 5:26

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #9
1984 Breakin’… There’s No Stopping Us U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Polydor ‎– 821 708-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: Australia
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro

CREDITS:
Engineer [Mix] – John Dougherty
Mixed By – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Producer – Ollie E. Brown*
Written-By – Ollie E. Brown / Jerry Knight*

NOTES:
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “BREAKDANCE”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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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Password: burningtheground

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Nolan Thomas – Yo! Little Brother (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 21st June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

“Yo! Little Brother” is a 1984 single by italian freestyle artist from NYC Nolan Thomas (born Marko Kalfa). “Yo! Little Brother,” peaked at #57 on the Billboard Hot 100. While Nolan Thomas (Marko Kalfa) did appear in the music video and sang all of the other tracks on the Yo! Little Brother album, he did not actually perform the vocals on this particular track Elan Lanier a black vocalist who also hailed from the Tri-State Area sang them. He was discovered by dance music producers Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa of Shannon (“Let the Music Play”) fame when he was still in high school. The original 12-inch single was initially released by Emergency Records. The now famous music video was conceived by the Manager/Director/Producer team of Stu Sleppin & Bob Teeman. Sleppin & Teeman created the rock star look-a-likes that became known as The Vid Kids. Nolan Thomas & The Vid Kids toured the US in the mid 80’s. In the UK during the mid 80’s “Yo, Little Brother” received some cult status after it was aired on the Max Headroom Show (channel 4 Television).

SIDE A:
Yo’ Little Brother 5:18

SIDE B:
Yo’ Little Brother (Dub Mix) 5:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Yo! Little Brother U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #57
1984 Yo! Little Brother U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles #26
1984 Yo! Little Brother U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #39

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Emergency Records ‎– EMDS 6546
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Freestyle

CREDITS:
Executive-Producer – Sergio Cossa
Mastered By – Tom Coyne
Mixed By – Chris Barbosa, Chris Lord Alge*, Mark Liggett
Music Consultant [Creative Consultant] – A. Godwin*, C. Josephs*
Performer [Musicians] – C.P. Roth*, Charlie Street, Curtis Josephs
Producer – Chris Barbosa, Mark Liggett
Written-By – Ann Godwin, Charlie Street

NOTES:
Exec Produced for Emergency Records

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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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Password: burningtheground

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Shannon – Let The Music Play (Special Remix) (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1983

“Let The Music Play” is a song by American singer Shannon. The song was the first of Shannon’s four #1s on the US Dance chart, reaching the top spot in October 1983. The song also became a huge crossover hit, peaking at #2 on the soul chart and #8 on the US Singles Chart in February 1984. Some mark this as the beginning of the dance-pop era. “Let the Music Play” was Shannon’s only US Top 40 hit. It was ranked 43rd on the 2009 VH1 Special 100 Greatest One-Hit Wonders of the 1980s.

The original version of the record was produced by Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa. By the early 1980s, the backlash against disco had driven dance music off mainstream radio stations in the US. The rhythmic ingenuity of “Let the Music Play” was largely due to Chris Barbosa, who wrote and arranged the original demo track. Rob Kilgore played all the instruments on this seminal track. It featured a series of keyboard chords and drum patterns produced by gating a Roland TR-808 drum machine. Specifically, a reverb was placed across the kick and snare and hard gated to change the sounds. Further, it was one of the first tracks to sync together a TR-808 and a Roland TB-303 bassline, notorious in later years for the instrument responsible for creating acid house. The TB-303 plays the bassline for the entire song; however, in this case, the filter is not adjusted, which was typical for acid house music. This technical achievement made the production even more groundbreaking, and it also resulted in a unique sound, called “The Shannon Sound,” which in time came to be known as freestyle. The Prophet-5 is used for the hookline and sound effects. The vocal on the chorus is sung by session guitarist/vocalist, Jimi Tunnell, who was uncredited. Shannon sings the answering line but it is Tunnell who sings the “Let the music play” hook.

Slant Magazine ranked the song #54 in its 100 Greatest Dance Songs-list in 2006, adding:

“Alongside Madonna’s “Holiday,” D.C.-born Jazz vocalist Brenda Shannon Greene’s “Let the Music Play” helped redefine dance music in the anti-disco early-’80s, setting the stage for the troubled genre for the next decade. Producers Mark Liggett and Chris Barbosa, considered one of the founding fathers of Latin freestyle, merged the then-hip electro-funk sound with Latin rhythms, unwittingly creating the world’s first freestyle song.”

SIDE A:
Let The Music Play (Special Remix) 5:47

SIDE B:
Let The Music Play (Dub-Version) 6:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Let The Music Play U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #8
1984 Let The Music Play U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #2
1984 Let The Music Play U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Emergency Records ‎– 120·07·067, Bellaphon ‎– 120·07·067
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: Germany
Released: Oct 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Freestyle

CREDITS:
Lacquer Cut By – SST (8)
Producer – Chris Barbosa, Mark Liggett, Rod Hui
Written-By –Chris Barbosa, Ed Chisolm

NOTES:
Super Sound Single
Made in Germany by Bellaphon-Records
10/83

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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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Password: burningtheground

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Beastie Boys – She’s On It (Soundtrack From The Video) (Europe 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 19th June 2017

BURNING HE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“She’s on It” is a song by American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys. The group’s third single, it was released on the soundtrack to the 1985 film Krush Groove.

Despite failing to attract commercial success at the time of its release in 1985, a re-release in 1987 was much more successful, becoming a top 10 hit on the UK Singles Chart, and reaching the top 50 in two other European countries.

The song’s video was one of the band’s first music videos. The boys are trying to win the heart of a beautiful woman on the beach, but their efforts are foiled by stampeding female fans. Not even the assistance of a mentor (played by producer Rick Rubin) can help them. Their attempts range from using Spanish Fly to flying over her in a helicopter and a net, and even their attempt to blow her up fails.

It is not listed on the sleeve or labels however “She’s On It” is a longer mix than the 3:32 album version.

SIDE A:
She’s On It (Sound Track From The Video) 4:20
Written-By – The King*, Rick Rubin

SIDE B:
Hold It, Now Hit It 3:36
Written-By – The King*, The Beastie Boys*, Rick Rubin

Slow And Low 3:41
Written-By – D. McDaniels*, J. Simmons*, R. Rubin*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Def Jam Recordings ‎– DEF 651068 6
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Europe
Released: 1986
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Hip Hop

CREDITS:
Producer – Rick Rubin

NOTES:
Sound Track From The Video

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Winder – Do It Right (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th June 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

“Do It Right” is a 1985 single by German synth-pop duo Winder which consisted of members Charlotte Jager from Odense, Denmark and Paul Leslie from Hamburg, Germany. They released one album, International Love in 1985, and three singles before the band disbanded thereafter and disappeared into obscurity.

This is a really fun catchy track with a great hook.

SIDE A:
Do It Right (12″ Version) 6:43
Lyrics By – Jeff Burke (3)
Music By – Patric Perquee

SIDE B:
I Close My Eyes 3:55
Lyrics By – Charlotte Jager, Matthew Smith Sound*
Music By – Marc Molen

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin ‎– 601 778-213
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: Germany
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Photography By – Michael von Gimbut
Producer – Patric Perquee

NOTES:
Original version appears on the LP “INTERNATIONAL LOVE”
Printed in West Germany

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
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:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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