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80's and 90's 12 Inch Mixes

Pebbles – Mercedes Boy (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 14th November 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

“Mercedes Boy” is a song by American singer Pebbles from her 1987 self-titled debut studio album. The song was written by Pebbles and produced by Charlie Wilson, with additional production from Pebbles. “Mercedes Boy” was released as the album’s second single on March 7, 1988, by MCA Records.

In the United States, “Mercedes Boy” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100, behind Cheap Trick’s “The Flame”, number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, and number two for two weeks on the Dance Club songs chart.

SIDE A:
Mercedes Boy (Extended Version) 7:20

SIDE B:
Mercedes Boy (Radio Edit) 5:10
Mercedes Boy (Instrumental) 4:11
Mercedes Boy (Dub) 7:29
Edited By – Steve Beltran
Mercedes Boy (Bonus Beats) 3:39

VINYL GRADE:
VINYL: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Mercedes Boy U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1988 Mercedes Boy U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs #1
1988 Mercedes Boy U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #2

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23838
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Executive Producer – George L. Smith
Producer – Charlie Wilson, Pebbles
Producer [Additional Production] – Jeff Lorber, Louil Silas, Jr.*
Remix – Keith Cohen, Peter Arata
Supervised By, Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*
Written-By – Pebbles

NOTES:
From the MCA LP “PEBBLES”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

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:
Tung-Sol 12AX7 TubeGold Pins
Soundcard:
Novation Audiohub 2×4 Audio Interface
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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Password: burningtheground

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Jody Watley – What’cha Gonna Do For Me (UK 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 23rd January 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

Originally posted July 7, 2010

“What’cha Gonna Do For Me” would have been the fifth single taken from the LP “Larger Than Life”, unfortunately the song only made it to the promo stage. Written and produced by André Cymone with remix by Louil Silas Jr. and additional production by Jeff Lorber. “The song also appeared in an edited remix version on the Jody Watley remix album “You Wanna Dance With Me?”. This 12″ promo contains the full un-edited remix and has never apeared on CD.

The b-side is mispressed and plays the “Bassapella” twice. I have left it that way to to keep the integrity of the original vinyl release.

SIDE A:
What’cha Gonna Do For Me (Extended Version) 8:07

SIDE B:
What’cha Gonna Do For Me (Bassapella) 5:39
What’cha Gonna Do For Me 5:39

VINYL GRASDE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– WMCAT 1382
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – André Cymone
Remix – Jeff Lorber, Louil Silas Jr.

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP “LARGER THAN LIFE”
Advance Copy Not For Sale

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:
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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Tom Tom Club – Suboceana (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 17th August 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989

A. Front

“Suboceana” is a 1989 single by American band Tom Tom Club taken from the album Boom Boom Chi Boom Boom. “Suboceana” was released as a single in late 1988 and peaked at #4 on the US Billbard dance chart.

SIDE A:
Suboceana (12″ Dance Mix)
Keyboards [Additional] – Jeff Lorber
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Keith Cohen, Steve Beltran

Suboceana (Jacking Deep & High Mix)
Engineer [Remix] – Iain Burgess, Julian Herzfeld
Remix, Producer [Additional Production], Keyboards [Additional] – Marshall Jefferson

SIDE B:
Suboceana (12″ Club Mix)
Keyboards [Additional] –Jeff Lorber
Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Keith Cohen, Steve Beltran

Suboceana (Magic Juan Mix)
Engineer – Chris Andrews
Mixed By [Assisted By] – Mark Childress, Matt King (2)
Remix – “Magic Juan” Atkins*

Devil Does Your Dog Bite? (LP Version)
Written-By – Chris Frantz

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Suboceana U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #4

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Sire ‎– 0-21198
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Maxi-Single
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic
Style: House, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Rey International
Producer – Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth
Written-By – Tom Tom Club (tracks: A1 to B2)

NOTES:
Tracks A1 & B1: Mixed at Larrabee Sound
Tracks A2: Remix for Jeffco Music Production Co. (USA)
Remix engineers at Chicago Recording Company
Track B2: Mixed at Pearl Sound Studios, Canton, MI

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

Username: btg
Password: burningtheground

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Jody Watley – Real Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on 3rd February 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989


“Real Love” was the first single from Jody Watley’s second album, Larger than Life. “Real Love” became one of the biggest pop and R&B singles of 1989. The single reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart and dance chart.

On the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, “Real Love” rocketed into the Top 40 from #51 to #37, the week of April 1, 1989. The single lingered in the Top 10 for six weeks, peaking at #2 for two weeks, beginning May 20, 1989, held out of the top position by Paula Abdul’s “Forever Your Girl”.

During the summer of 1989, Watley’s “Real Love” video, directed by David Fincher, was nominated for seven MTV Video Music Awards including Breakthrough Video, Best Art Direction, Best Dance Video, and Best Female Video at the 1989 award show. That record was held until Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson’s video “Scream” received eleven VMA nominations in 1995. The song was also nominated for a Soul Train Music Award for Best Female Single. The music video premiered in March 1989 on Cable television networks.

There are some exciting things about this US promo. It features the sought after “Drive Time Radio Edit” which was only released on the UK “Real Love” 12″. Also included as a bonus is the “Bassapella” taken from the standard US 12″.

SIDE A:
Real Love (Extended Version) 6:59
Real Love (Drive Time Radio Edit) 5:40

SIDE B:
Real Love (U.S. Radio Edit) 5:16
Real Love (Extended Instrumental) 7:40
Real Love (Dub Version) 6:15

*BONUS
Real Love (Bassapella) 4:28

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

SINGLES CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #2
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Black Singles #1
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #1

 

YEAR END CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #46
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Black Singles #25
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #5
1989 Real Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance 12-Inch Singles #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – L33-17792
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop
Style: RnB/Swing, Synth-pop
Credits: Edited By [Special] – Greg Royal
Producer – André Cymone
Producer [Additional] – Jeff Lorber
Remix – Louil Silas Jr.

NOTES:
Original version appears on the MCA LP “Larger Than Life”
Promotinal Copy – Not For Sale

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS


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

PW: burningtheground

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Nu Shooz – Should I Say Yes? (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th September 2011

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1988

In 1987, Nu Shooz was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best New Artist category, based on its breakthrough success the previous year. The group lost to Bruce Hornsby & the Range; the other nominees that year were Glass Tiger, Simply Red, and Timbuk3. In 1988, the band released the album Told ‘U’ So.

“Should I Sat Yes?” was the first single released from the album and was the duo’s final entry to date on the Hot 100 peaking at #41. The single did much better on the R&B chart peaking at #17.

SIDE A:
Should I Say Yes? (Club Mix) 6:11
Should I Say Yes? (Bassapella) 4:50

SIDE B:
Should I Say Yes? (Vocal Dub) 5:47
Should I Say Yes? (Instrumental) 4:48

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1988 Should I Say Yes? U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #41
1988 Should I Say Yes? U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #17

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Atlantic – 0-86599
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1988
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Backing Vocals – Bunny Hull, JD Steele, Linda Hornbuckle, Valerie Day
Drum Programming – Jeff Lorber, John Smith (7)
Edited By – Chep Nunez*
Engineer [Re-mix] – Josh Abbey
Keyboards – John Smith (7)
Keyboards [Additional] – Jeff Lorber
Lead Vocals – Valerie Day
Mastered By – Brian Gardner
Producer – John Smith (7), Rick Waritz
Remix – Mantronik*

NOTES:
Special Versions of Atlantic LP 81804 – “Told U So”
Mastered at Bernie Grundman

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

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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