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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

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“Rapper’s Delight” is a hip-hop song released in September 1979 by The Sugarhill Gang, and produced by ex-Mickey and Sylvia member Sylvia Robinson.

While it was not the first single to include rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that introduced hip hop music to audiences in the United States and around the world (and the very first full-length rap song, which featured rapping parts throughout the entire song, unlike the first single). The song is ranked number 251 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 2 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included in NPR’s list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. It was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011. Songs on the National Recording Registry are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The song also notably includes musical parts from Chic’s “Good Times”, resulting in band members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards suing Sugar Hill Records over copyright; a settlement reached allowed the two to receive songwriter credits.

The song was recorded in a single take. There are three versions of the original version of the song: 14:35 (12″ long version), 6:30 (12″ short version), and 3:55 (7″ shortened single version).

In the U.S. the song reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally “Rappers Delight” hit #1 Netherlands, #1 Canada and #3 U.K. while also making the top five inseveral other European countries.

SIDE A:
Rapper’s Delight (Long Version) 14:35

SIDE B:
Rapper’s Delight (Short Version) 6:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Rapper’s Delight U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Metronome ‎– 0930.002
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Special Disco-Version
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – Sylvia Inc.*
Written-By – G. O’Brien*, H. Jackson*, M. Wright*, S. Robinson*

NOTES:
[Front cover]
Super Disco Sound Single 30 cm
Special Disco-Version

[Back cover]
Music taken form [sic] “Good Times” by CHIC

Made In Germany

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VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

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:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum 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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The Men A.K.A. The Human League – I Don’t Depend On You (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 5th May 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

“I Don’t Depend on You” is a disco-influenced song by the British synthpop group The Human League released under the pseudonym The Men. It was released as a single in the UK in February 1979, but failed to chart. It was written by Philip Oakey, Martyn Ware and Ian Craig Marsh; was produced by Colin Thurston and featured guest backing vocalists Katie Kissoon and Lisa Strike (who later worked with Pink Floyd ).

After hastily signing the Human League in 1978 it became apparent to Virgin Records that the band were not very profitable, with none of their releases under Fast Records making any impact on the charts. Virgin began putting pressure on the group to justify their large advance signing fee. Pressure was put on Ware, Oakey and Marsh to abandon their no traditional instruments rule and use conventional instruments in an attempt to be more commercial and sell more records. Ware reluctantly agreed but insisted that any material recorded this way should be released under a pseudonym to ensure that it wasn’t confused with the pure electronic sound of The Human League. “I Don’t Depend on You” was the only product of this compromise with Virgin. It was recorded with the addition of session musicians and was released under the name The Men. The song also features the synth riff from debut single Being Boiled towards the end of the track. Afterwards the band were able to record tracks in their original style for Virgin. Before any further conventional style records could be recorded, the original Human League had split; Oakey then took the new reformed band down a different commercial and pop route.

Later, it would be commented on that in recording “I Don’t Depend on You” – two years prior to the arrival of schoolgirl vocalists Susan Ann Sulley and Joanne Catherall – Oakey, Ware and Marsh had already produced a Human League Mk 2-style track complete with commercial pop sound: Oakey’s vocal with female backing (with Katie Kissoon and Lisa Strike providing the backing vocals).

The B-side, titled “Cruel”, is simply a remix of “I Don’t Depend on You” without Oakey’s vocals. “I Don’t Depend on You” received little promotion or airplay and did not chart. Re-releases on albums now credit the track as The Human League aka ‘The Men’.

SIDE A:
I Don’t Depend On You 4:31

SIDE B:
Cruel (Instrumental) 4:41

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Virgin – VS 26912
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Disco, Funk

CREDITS:
Management – Tunenoise Ltd*
Photography By – Mackertich*
Producer – Colin Thurston, The Men
Written-By – Marsh*, Ware*, Oakey*

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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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Van McCoy – The Hustle (Disco Mix) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th May 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

A. Front

“The Hustle” is a disco song by songwriter/arranger Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. It went to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles charts during the summer of 1975. It also peaked at number 9 on the Australian Singles Chart (Kent Music Report) and number 3 in the UK. It would eventually sell over one million copies and is one of the most popular songs of the disco era. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance in 1976.

While in New York City to make an album, McCoy composed the song after his music partner, Charles Kipps, watched patrons do a dance known as “the Hustle” in the nightclub Adam’s Apple. The sessions were done at New York’s Media Sound studio with pianist McCoy, bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Steve Gadd, keyboardist Richard Tee, guitarists Eric Gale and John Tropea, and orchestra leader Gene Orloff. Producer Hugo Peretti contracted piccolo player Philip Bodner to play the lead melody.

According to producers Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore, who owned the Avco record label that originally released “The Hustle”, McCoy met with them shortly before his death in 1979 to discuss ideas for a new, longer version of the song, in order to appease Avco’s UK and German affiliates who were clamoring for a 12″ disco single release. The new version, clocking in at just under 6-and-a-half minutes, was assembled posthumously as a remix, using parts of the original recording plus new parts, including drum, Syndrum, and a “little” Moog synthesizer. It was credited to Van McCoy alone or with an unnamed orchestra, mixed by “The Mix Masters”, identity unknown.

The b-side “Love Is The Answer” is also an extended “Disco Mix” but not credited as such on sleeve.

SIDE A:
The Hustle (Disco Mix) 6:27

SIDE B:
Love Is The Answer (Disaco Mix) 8:12

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1976 The Hustle U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1
1976 The Hustle U.S. Billboard Hot Soul Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: H & L Records ‎– 9198 436
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Disco Mix By – The Mix Masters
Arranged By – Van McCoy
Conductor – Van McCoy

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B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
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 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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Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd December 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

A. Front

“Christmas Rappin’ “ is a 1979 single by American rapper and producer Kurtis Blow. “Christmas Rappin’ ” was the first Hip-Hop song released on a major label. Kurtis recorded this with the help of producers Robert Ford and J.B. Moore. They took it to Mercury Records, who signed Kurtis to a 2-single deal, under the condition that If both singles were successful, he would get an album deal. This was the first single, and it did very well. The second single was “The Breaks,” and it became the first rap song to be certified as a gold record, selling over 500,000 copies. Kurtis got the album deal and became the first rapper signed to a major label. Every Christmas, “Christmas Rappin” ” would sell more copies. After 8 years, it went gold.

SIDE A:
Christmas Rappin’ 8:11

SIDE B:
Christmas Rappin’ (Do It Yourself Version – Instrumental) 7:54

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– MDS-4009
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – J.B. Moore, Robert Ford Jr.
Written-By – D. Miller*, J. Moore*, K. Walker*, L. Smith*, R. Ford*

NOTES:
Produced For Prep/Street Productions

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
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 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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Village People – Ready For The 80’s (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 18th December 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

Side A

“Ready for the 80’s” is a song recorded by American disco group the Village People. It was released in 1979 as the lead single from the group’s fifth album Live and Sleazy. It peaked at number 52 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

The song featured the debut of Ray Simpson as lead singer of the group, replacing Victor Willis (who appears on earlier tracks on the album).

SIDE A:
Ready For The 80’s (Disco Mix With Special Christmas Message) 6:53

SIDE B:
Ready For The 80’s (Disco Mix Without Message) 6:53

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Ready For The 80’s U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #52

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mercury ‎– 9198 505/DJ
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1979
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Executive Producer – Henri Belolo
Lead Vocals – Ray Simpson
Producer – Jacques Morali

NOTES:
Promotional Only Not For Sale
From the LP “LIVE AND SLEAZY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
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 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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Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th November 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

Side 1

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted November 1, 2011

“You Know How to Love Me” is a song by Reggie Lucas and James Mtume, most notably recorded by Phyllis Hyman and released on Hyman’s LP You Know How To Love Me, released in 1979. The single released towards the end of the disco era, was one of Phyllis Hyman’s most successful releases. “You Know How to Love Me” peaked at number six on the disco chart, becoming her biggest hit on that chart. While the single did not place on the Hot 100, it peaked at number twelve on the Hot Soul Singles chart.

On the afternoon of June 30, 1995, Hyman committed suicide by overdosing on pentobarbital and secobarbital in her New York City apartment. She was found unconscious hours before she was scheduled to perform at the Apollo Theater and died 3 hours later at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. Her suicide note read in part:

“I’m tired. I’m tired. Those of you that I love know who you are. May God bless you.”

She was 45 years old. A memorial service was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. The following week would have been her 46th birthday.

SIDE A:
You Know How To Love Me 7:34
Written-By – J. Mtume*, R. Lucas*

SIDE B:
Give Me A Little More 4:04
Written-By – H. Schneider*, L. Alexander*, P. Hyman*

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

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 You Know How To Love Me U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 #101
1979 You Know How To Love Me U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Disco #6
1979 You Know How To Love Me U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #12

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Arista – SP-75
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo
Country: US
Released: 1979
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Disco

CREDITS:
Executive Producer – Larkin Arnold
Producer – James MtumeReggie Lucas

NOTES:
Loaned For Promotion Only
Mastered at Sterling Sound

Find The 12″ on DISCOGS

Side 2

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
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:
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 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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