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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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The Jets – Curiosity (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 20th April 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

“Curiosity” was the first single released by the Jets from their critically and commercially successful debut album The Jets. This was a successful single on the R&B chart in the U.S., peaking at #8. In the U.K. the single reached #41.

SIDE A:
Curiosity (Extended Version) 7:30

SIDE B:
Curiosity (Radio Edit) 5:15
Curiosity (Instrumental Version) 7:25

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Curiosity U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles #8
1985 Curiosity U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #21

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCA-23586
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Engineer [Assistant] – Toni Greene
Engineer [Re-mix] – Taavi Moté*
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Producer – Aaron Zigman, David Rivkin, Don Powell, Jerry Knight
Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*
Written-By –  A. Zigman*, J. Knight

NOTES:
Mastered at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood, CA
Produced for Twin-Town Sound Corporation
From The Jets LP, “THE JETS”

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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Password: burningtheground

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New Edition – Cool It Now (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 27th July 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

REQUEST

“Cool It Now” is a 1984 hit single by R&B/pop group New Edition, and is the first single from their eponymous second album, New Edition. The song peaked at #4 in January, 1985 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With the group now signed to MCA Records, “Cool It Now” (and the album from which it came) was given more extensive and widespread promotion than any single from their previous album (which had been released through a smaller, independent label), and helped bring the group a bigger fan base. The song was the group’s first top 10 pop single, peaking at number four on the pop chart, and their second number one R&B hit.

The song is notable for a midsection rap recited by lead singer Ralph Tresvant, which calls out the rest of the group: “Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, and Mike.” In later years the rap has been changed to include “Johnny” for the last member to join, Johnny Gill, either including his name as a fifth name called out or replacing “Bobby”.

SIDE A:
Cool It Now (M&M Extended Mix) 6:06
Remix – John Morales & Sergio Munzibai

Cool It Now (M&M Extended Dub) 6:48
Remix – John Morales & Sergio Munzibai

SIDE B:
Cool It Now (Original Mix) 6:04
Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*

Cool It Now (Original Dub) 9:00
Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984/85 Cool It Now U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #4
1984/85 Cool It Now U.S. Billboard Not Black Singles #1

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records ‎– MCAT 963
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Dub, Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design – Torchlight (2)
Producer, Written-ByRick Timas, Vincent Brantley

NOTES:
Produced for New Generation Productions

Cover Design: Torchlight, London

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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Password: burningtheground

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Patti LaBelle – Stir It Up (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 16th July 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1985

A. Front

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

Originally posted March 3, 2011

“Stir It Up” is the second single from Patti LaBelle taken from the soundtrack album to the 1984 film Beverly Hills Cop — the latter won a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special (1986).

The single is also the second of a couple of songs (the other being “New Attitude”) she recorded for MCA Records immediately after signing her new contract with that company. Her first full-length album for MCA, Winner in You, would follow the next year.

The song was also used as the theme song to the short-lived sitcom Stir Crazy, based on the 1980 hit movie.

The music video features Patti LaBelle singing the track in a recording studio with session musicians. This intercuts with a young woman running through the streets. She recruits other passers-by who follow her to the studio where Patti is singing. The city shots were filmed in New York.

In 1985, the single peaked at number forty-one on the U.S. Pop Singles chart and number five on the U.S. Black Singles chart.

SIDE A:
Stir It Up (Extended Version) 7:10

SIDE B:
Stir It Up (Radio Edit) 5:30
Stir It Up (Percussapella) 5:23

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1985 Stir It Up U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #41
1985 Stir It Up U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks #18
1985 Stir It Up U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #5

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: MCA Records – MCA-23567
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Producer – Harold Faltermeyer , Keith Forsey
Remix – Louil Silas, Jr.*
Remix [Engineer] – Taavi Mote

NOTES:
Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack “BEVERLY HILLS COP”

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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