пятница, 15 июня 2007 г.

La Mama – 1983 - Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec La Mama

La Mama – 1983 - Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec La Mama

Label: Hansa
Catalog#: 205 234-320
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: France
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic
Style: Disco

Tracklisting:

A1 Voulez Vous Coucher-Avec Moi (Lady Marmelade) (3:30)
A2 Moonlight (2:35)
A3 What Am I Living For (3:15)
A4 Boy You Lift Me Up (3:40)
A5 Chanson d'Amour (3:25)
A6 Kisuaheli (4:30)
B1 Chic A Chic Boy (3:15)
B2 In And Out (4:45)
B3 They Call You V.I.P. (3:59)
B4 I'll Be Your Woman (3:55)
B5 Shape Up (3:30)
B6 How Can You Love Me (3:55)

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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La Mama

La Mama

Formed 1980, Germany
Disbanded 1985
Members

Madeleine Davis (vocals, 1980-85)
Patricia Shockley (vocals, 1980-85)
Cathy Bartney (vocals, 1980-81, lead vocalist 1982-83)
Judy Cheeks (vocals, 1983-84)
Rhonda Heath (vocals, 1985)

Related Artists
Precious Wilson
Boney M.
Frank Farian
Mad [dance]

Genres disco, soul, pop

American singers Madeleine Davis, Patricia Shockley and Cathy Bartney all met in Munich in the late 1970s, doing backing vocals for several disco artists including La Bionda and Ramona Wulf. But it was Frank Farian in need of soulful backing vocalists for Precious Wilson's first solo album who got them signed to his studios late 1979.

At the same time as Farian recorded Precious' On the Race Track in the first half of 1980, he also used La Mama for demo vocals on new Boney M. recordings. In one case, Boney M.'s "Gadda Da Vida" didn't feature any vocals by the actual group members, the song was performed by Farian and La Mama only! Although it was never officially credited, La Mama's backing vocals also cropped up on several tracks on Boney M.'s Boonoonoonoos albums, recorded during 1980-81.

Recordings for Precious Wilson's second album All Coloured in Love commenced in the fall of 1981, at this time the trio also officially adapted their collective name 'La Mama' when they began recording their first single, produced by Frank Farian, Dietmar Kawohl and Mats Björklund, while simultaneously providing backing vocals again for Precious. Their double-A-side single "Elephant Funk / In And Out" was released early 1982, followed by a cover of The Manhattan Transfer's "Chanson d'amour". Madeleine Davis also wrote the lyrics for the new Precious Wilson single "I Don't Know".

Due to modest success of their singles, La Mama's album release was postponed a bit as it was felt it needed a cut above the rest. They recorded a Hi-NRG cover of "Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi (Lady Marmelade)", released December 1982; it was followed by the quasi-titled album Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec La Mama, January 1983. Unfortunately, by the time the LP was released, lead singer Cathy Bartney had already left a few months before, due to disagreements with Frank Farian.

Singer Judy Cheeks had taken her place, and the new formation recorded a string of cover versions of contemporary hits which Farian used as background music on Sydne Rome's Aerobic Fitness Dancing LP, December 1982, an LP which reached the #1 spot in the German album charts. Farian recycled the tracks (without Sydne Rome's aerobic instructions) on the album Mad For Dancin' - 28 Super-Hits 〈Non-Stop], 1983, which was considerably less successful.

A third Precious Wilson album was recorded late 1983, this time La Mama weren't only backing singers but were credited alongside Wilson on the cover of Funky Fingers, a medley album of soul classics. New Boney M. recordings (recorded 1982-83) were released on 10.000 Lightyears, once again with La Mama's uncredited backing vocals on some tracks. The trio also appeared on the benefit single for Ethiopia, "Mother And Child Reunion", released by Frank Farian Corporation, January 1985, although they were credited individually on the cover.

At this time, Judy Cheeks left and was replaced by ex-Silver Convention vocalist, Rhonda Heath. This line-up did backing vocals on some tracks on Boney M.'s final album Eye Dance. Patricia and Rhonda also did additional backing vocals on Farian's rock project, Far Corporation, before going their separate ways.

In 1989, Madeleine Davis received a phone call from Maizie Williams of Boney M., asking if she'd like to join the line-up since lead vocalist Liz Mitchell had just left. Madeleine agreed and did numerous gigs with the group in 1989-90, appearing in the video for "The Summer Mega Mix" and recording new material with the group on their "Everybody Wants To Dance Like Josephine Baker" single.

четверг, 14 июня 2007 г.

Yvonne Elliman - 1978 - Night Flight




Yvonne Elliman - 1978 - Night Flight

Artist: Yvonne Elliman
Title: Night Flight
Label: RSO 2394197
Gerne: Disco/Pop
Quality: 256 Kbps
Size: 70 MB
Release date: 1978

Tracklist:

01 Baby Don't Let It Mess Your Mind
02 In A Stranger's Arms
03 I'll Be Around
04 Lady Of The Silver Spoon
05 Down The BackStairs Of My Life
06 If I Can't Have You
07 Prince Of Fools
08 Sally Go'Round The Roses
09 Up To The Man In You
10 Sailing Ships

Codec: Lame 3.92
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You can't build a classic album from one song, and you certainly can't bring in the big guns to create a sur fire success. Yvonne Elliman had been around for a number of years, firstly finding success as Mary Magdalene in "Jesus Christ Superstar", having her second album produced by Pete Townshend, joining up with Eric Clapton to sing backing vocals on a number of his 70's albums, and marrying the President of RSO Bill Oakes. During 1977, the big box office smash of the summer was "Saturday Night Fever" starring John Travolta. The excellent soundtrack to the movie was released and featured many songs penned and performed by The Bee Gees, one of which, "If I Can't Have You", became a massive hit for one...Yvonne Elliman. Seizing the opportunity RSO got together a number of well known musicians including Little Feat's Lowell George and Richie Hayward, Steve Cropper, Eric Carmen and Kiki Dee to produce the 1978 album "Night Flight". The album is dominated by the outstanding "If I Can't Have You", but there are other good tracks, including "Baby Don't Let It Mess Your Mind", "I'll Be Around", "Sailing Ships" and the Elliman penned "Up To The Man In You". A good enough Pop album, if not the most memorable.

Yvonne Elliman
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Yvonne Marianne Elliman (born December 29, 1951 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an American singer and actress. Her father was of Irish descent, and her mother shared Japanese and Chinese ancestries. She was born and raised in Honolulu, and graduated from President Theodore Roosevelt High School in 1970.

Career

Elliman's singing career began in the early 1970s in London where she performed as a vocalist at various bars and clubs. This led to a recording contract and a close association as a backing vocalist for Eric Clapton. She performed on many of his 1970s hits including "I Shot the Sheriff". She sang the role of Mary Magdalene in the original album of Jesus Christ Superstar and in the subsequent Broadway and film versions, and achieved her first hit single with the ballad "I Don't Know How to Love Him". The song was her first entry on the U.S. charts, peaking at #28 pop in 1971, although a cover version by Helen Reddy was a bigger hit. This performance led to a 1974 Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, making her the first Pacific Islander to be nominated for a Golden Globe in acting in a leading role.

Her recording career began to take off from this point and she scored several hit singles throughout the world, including cover versions of the Barbara Lewis hit "Hello Stranger" (which topped the Adult Contemporary charts for four weeks) and the Bee Gees' "Love Me". Her biggest success came in 1977 with her #1 hit from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, "If I Can't Have You" which was also written by the Bee Gees. When that song went to #1, Elliman became the first Asian/Pacific Islander woman to have a #1 song on the Billboard charts, a feat which was not noted at the time. The huge success of the latter song has resulted in Elliman being remembered as a disco artist, though this style of music was an exception to the medium-tempo ballads that she specialized in, and which comprised the bulk of her recordings.

A few minor Top 40 hits followed in 1979, including the title theme song from the film Moment by Moment and another disco track "Love Pains" which was a major club success. She appeared in a two-part episode of the television action series "Hawaii Five-O" during this period as an aspiring singer, performing the song "I Can't Get You Out of my Mind" with co-star James Darren. The single "Savannah" was also a minor hit and demonstrated Elliman's attempts to move away from disco music and create music that focused more on her vocal abilities. Around the same time Elliman married and shortly thereafter decided to dedicate herself to her growing family. A daughter, Sage, was born in 1982 and her brother Ben followed in 1985.

After a considerable hiatus, Yvonne Elliman reappeared on the music scene. An album titled Simple Needs, with all songs written by Elliman, was released in 2004. Yvonne has continued performing in music festivals, benefits and concerts throughout the country and around the world. A follow-up album to the 2004 release is expected soon.

Discography

Yvonne Elliman (1972)
Food of Love (1973)
Rising Sun (1975)
Love Me (1976)
Night Flight (1978)
Yvonne (1979)
Simple Needs (2004)

Songs

I Shot the Sheriff (Elliman sings backing vocals)(1971)
I Don't Know How To Love Him (1971) - US: Pop #28, AC #15
Everything's Alright (1971) - US: Pop #92
Love Me (1976) - US: Pop #14, AC #5
Hello Stranger (1977) - US: Pop #15, AC #1 (4 weeks)
I Can't Get You Outa My Mind (1977) - US: AC #19 (did not chart Pop)
If I Can't Have You (1977) - US: Billboard Hot 100 #1, AC #9, Dance #11
Savannah (1979)
Moment By Moment (1979) - US: Pop #59, AC #32
Love Pains (1979) - US: Pop #34, AC #33, Dance #2
Edge of the World (1983) - WarGames soundtrack

Precious Wilson & La Mama – 1983 - Funky Fingers


Precious Wilson & La Mama – 1983 - Funky Fingers

Label: Ariola (Germany)
Catalog#: ARI 90091
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: Germany
Released: 1983
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk, Disco
Credits: Producer - Frank Farian
Notes: (produced) 1983 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH (copyright) 1983 Ariola Eurodisc GmbH/Distributed by CBS Records/Printed in Holland

Sleeve Printed in Holland. Disc label text: Made in Holland. LP consists of about minute and half tracks played as a medley.

Tracklisting:

A1 Superstition (1:42)
A2 Sex Machine (1:25)
A3 Fa Fa Fa (1:35)
A4 Shame Shame Shame (1:30)
A5 Midnight Hour (1:30)
A6 Upside Down (1:30)
A7 Respect (1:35)
A8 Spanish Harlem (1:45)
A9 Reach Out, I'll Be There (1:30)
A10 Car Wash (1:40)
A11 Le Freak (1:44)
A12 Papa Was a Rolling Stone (1:45)
B1 Funky Fingers (Superstition) (1:40)
B2 Ring My Bell (1:40)
B3 Let The Sunshine In (1:35)
B4 Land of 1000 Dances (1:40)
B5 You Keep Me Hanging On (1:40)
B6 Nutbush City Limits (1:40)
B7 River Deep Mountain High (1:40)
B8 Groovin' (1:40)
B9 If I Loved You Less (1:45)

Russian including bonus tracks:

1.Funky fingers medley 4:50
2.River deep,mountain high 3:35
3.Let´s move aerobic(long version) 5:15
4.Concerto for meditation 5:14

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Quality: CBR, 128kbps, stereo

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Review by Søren Jensen http://rateyourmusic.com/

A medley-style album of 60s & 70s soul covers, Funky Fingers start out very promising on side 1 which is very good, 4½ stars. The medley on side 2 isn't quite as good, but is still worthwhile (3½ stars), not least for Precious' rendition of "River Deep, Mountain High", the full-length version of which was released on single. Still the album did nothing and sank without a trace. Collectors should beware that Hansa released two different covers for this album, one credits Precious Wilson only and features her photo on the backcover, the second credits Precious Wilson & La Mama but doesn't show any of the artists on the backcover.

среда, 13 июня 2007 г.

Larry Levan The Definitive Salsoul Mixes '78-'83




Larry Levan
The Definitive Salsoul Mixes '78-'83


Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo


Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough [Version] - Jocelyn Brown, Inner Life
2. How High - The Salsoul Orchestra
3. By the Way You Dance [#][Mix] - Bunny Sigler
4. Handsome Man [#][Mix] - Sparkle
5. Double Cross - First Choice
6. Greatest Performance of My Life - Loleatta Holloway
7. Crying - Instant Funk
8. When I Come Home - Aurra
9. I Know You Will - Logg

Disc: 2

1. I Got My Mind Made Up - Instant Funk
2. First Time Around - Skyy
3. It's Just Begun - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
4. Everybody - Instant Funk
5. Summertime Lovin' - Steve Arrington
6. Skyzoo - Skyy
7. Slap Slap Lickedy Lap - Instant Funk
8. High - Skyy
9. Bodyshine [#][Mix] - Instant Funk
10. Make It Last Forever - Jocelyn Brown, Inner Life

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Larry Levan
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Larry Levan (born Lawrence Philpot, July 20, 1954 – died November 8, 1992) stands at the crossroads of disco, house and garage. He was the legendary DJ who for more than 10 years held court at the New York City night club Paradise Garage. The club has been described as the prototype of the modern dance club, because it was entirely focused on dancing, and was the first to put the DJ at the center of attention. He developed a cult following, who referred to his sets as "Saturday Mass". Quite a number of today's most successful producers and DJs credit their first exposure to Larry's music at the Paradise Garage as a moment that changed their lives forever and inspired their whole careers. François Kevorkian goes so far as to credit Larry with introducing the dub aesthetic into dance music and being the first DJ to play a very eclectic and open-minded mix of music. Levan was with Frankie Knuckles guest DJ during the opening weeks of London's Ministry of Sound nightclub.

Larry was openly gay and got his start in clubs such as The Gallery and The Continental Baths.

Among the records that received Levan's touch are the remix of "Ain't Nothin' Goin On But The Rent" by Gwen Guthrie, "Heartbeat" by Taana Gardner, and "Don't Make Me Wait" by the Peech Boys, a group that Levan formed and was part of (and who became the New York Citi Peech Boys when the Beach Boys threatened a lawsuit due to the similar sound of the name).

The re-opened West End Records - which came out of the Paradise Garage - has released a two disc live recording of a Levan DJ set, as well as a compilation of popular Levan productions.

He died in 1992 of endocarditis.

In September 2004, Levan was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievement as a DJ.

The 2006 album The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast by electronic music duo Matmos contains a tribute to Levan titled "Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan."

Welcome to Disco-Disco.com's Larry Levan Tribute...
http://www.disco-disco.com/tributes/larry.shtml

http://www.discomuseum.com/LarryLevan.html

Larry is revered primarily as the DJ and driving force of the famous gay disco "Paradise Garage." With engineer Richard Long, he custom-designed the Garage's monster sound system and DJ booth, complete with audiophile Thorens turntables.

Larry's brilliance lay not only in his technical skill and audio expertise, but also in his unique and eclectic taste. He confounded and greatly broadened the "rules" of what "dance music" could be, mixing everything from gospel, reggae, Philly soul and Euro-disco to rock ("Stand Back"/Stevie Nicks and "Eminence Front"/The Who, to name but two), post-punk ("The Magnificent Seven"/The Clash, and Talking Heads), ambient/environmental music (Klaus Schulze and Manuel Gottsching, for example), and just about everything else. He augmented this aural collage with disorienting sound effects and mind-expanding audio manipulations, working the crossover and balance controls to throw sound around the room as if it had a will of its own. Larry was a shaman who opened a sonic Pandora's box when he D.J.'ed, with all kinds of beautiful, scary and indescribably bizarre sounds careening around the room like spirits flying out of the Ark of the Covenant.

Larry cut his musical teeth at The Loft, essentially the first underground, afterhours disco. Started by David Mancuso at the advent of the '70s, The Loft combined psychedelic culture with proto-disco music, which then consisted of longform, psychedelic-influenced soul ("Melting Pot"/Booker T. & The MG's, "Papa Was a Rolling Stone"/The Temptations, etc.), jazz-funk like The Blackbyrds, funky rock ("Woman"/Barabas, for example) and trippy head music like Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon." When "Paradise Garage" opened in 1976, Larry added gospel-and R&B-flavored disco to his musical menu.

With Larry at the helm, the Garage embodied all that was beautiful about disco: glamour, unpretentiousness, excitement, hedonism, epiphany through music, black/white and gay/straight harmony, and the general concept of the dancefloor as family. Celebrities like Grace Jones, Keith Haring, Nile Rogers, Chaka Khan and Madonna hung out and danced the night away along with thousands more of Larry's dedicated flock.

As a remixer, Larry applied his inimitable touch to countless all-time club classics, including "Got My Mind Made Up"/Instant Funk, "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"/Inner Life, "Can't Play Around"/Lace, "Heartbeat"/Taana Gardner, Gwen Guthrie's "Should Have Been You" and "Nothing Going On But The Rent" and many, many others. As a writer and producer, he helped create the sound of the innovative New York Citi Peech Boys and their seminal club hits "Don't Make Me Wait", "On A Journey", "Come On, Come On" and "Life Is Something Special," a joyous, mesmerizing celebration of life, love, and music. Larry's work has a spacious, epic, atmospheric quality, with a haunting blend of joy and pain.

After the Garage closed in 1987, Larry kept a considerably lower profile, doing guest spots at various clubs, including "Studio 54," "Palladium" and "Mars," and D.J.-ing regularly at "The Choice," arguably the inheritor of the Garage's underground legacy. "The Choice" didn't have the grandeur of the Garage, but Larry made it his home, casting his psychedelic spell on a diverse crowd of devoted Garage heads and various other afterhours types. Although his remixing work (and, according to some, his spinning ability) diminished, there's no doubt that Larry, even on a bad night, was still infinitely more creative, interesting and unpredictable than any other jock around. It was that unpredictability that was the reason for many of his followers disenchantment by the mid-and-late '80's: it was also the reason that legions more literally lived to hear him play, or were inspired to make their own careers in music and the music business.

Larry's legacy is more than just a legendary nightclub and a fistful of club classics. Larry Levan was the ultimate DJ: he didn't just excel at his job, he reinvented the concept of the DJ, blurring the boundaries of music, race, sex, sexuality, and changing thousands of people's perception of music, sound and the world around them. For those reasons alone he is still revered and talked about to this day. Larry.....we miss you, the club world has never been the same!

вторник, 12 июня 2007 г.

Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3 by Ben Liebrand CD4


Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3 by Ben Liebrand

Volume # 3 in the series compiled by Ben Liebrand - the most wanted 12 inch versions of the biggest disco and dance hits from the 70s & 80s. Artists include Anita Ward, Crown Heights Affair, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, Herbie Hancock and many more. 4 CD set

Audio CD (June 1, 2006)
Original Release Date: June 1, 2006
Number of Discs: 4
Label: Sbme Import
ASIN: B000EULSQQ


Disc: 4

Track Listings


1. Body Talk [12" Version]
2. Groove Me [Long Version] - Fern Kinney
3. You Can Do It [12" Version]
4. Let's Dance [12" Version] - David Bowie
5. Precious Little Diamond [Ben Liebrand 12" Mix] - Fox The Fox
6. Happy Station [Original 12" Version] - Fun Fun
7. Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel [Irresistible Angel Mix]
8. Niños del Parque [12" Version] - Liaisons Dangereuses
9. Such a Shame [12" Mix] - Talk Talk
10. Salva Mea [Full Epix Mix] - Faithless

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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CD 4 (Alternative + Pop)


1 Imagination - Body Talk 06:00

The band that came to fame by adopting one bass sound for all that their hits. A track simply wasn't Imagination without that trademark sound. Body talk was the first in that series and Imagination still rocks the house wherever they perform.

2 Fern Kinney - Groove Me (long version) 08:54

Sequencers, synthetic percussion and a vocal line so "over the top" sweet that it actually works. Add to this the long break and you have yourself a Grand 12"

3 One Way ft Al Hudson - You Can Do It 07:03

This track sparked a whole series of songs featuring a clever organ line that pushed the groove along in 8th's tempo. Rod's Shake it up (do the bugaloo) is another example of this style.

4 David Bowie - Let's Dance 07:39

Being a Bowie fan from the start I never could get my hands on the 12" master of this one, so here it is straight form the archives of EMI.

5 Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond 07:27
(Ben Liebrand 12" version)


Released in the same year as Michael Jacksons - Thriller, this 12" version edited by myself, outsold the Thriller 12" in Germany. Thriller sold a whopping 85000 12" versions. My 12" version of Fox the Fox made a 115000 copies :)
The master is taken digitally from the original edited tape and this is as true to the real thing as one can get.

6 Fun Fun-Happy Station original 12" 07:16

Happy station was the first hit for Fun Fun and even became a bigger hit due to my scratch version. That scratch version appears more frequently therefor I present you here the "rare" original 12".
Dario Raimundi told me they fed the trigger for the cowbells through a standard cassette deck and simply messed with the recording levels to generate that random 16th feel cowbell pattern. Whenever they increase volume triggers where passed through and cowbells where heard in 16th pattern.

7 Tavares - Heaven Irresistible Angel Mix 08:35

As far as I know this is the very first time this remix appears in master quality. It was made for a compilation cassette and wasn't even pressed on vinyl. This master is taken digitally from the original edited tape and this is as true to the real thing as one can get. The voice of "sky bird" is performed by Bernard Oattes of "The Limit".

8 Liaison Dangereuses - Los Ninos del Parque 05:01

Crazy 6 beat sequencer with crazy vocals to match slamming out of the speakers in the Keizer Karel Club in Nijmegen. Thank god my audience was just as crazy as I and had enough trust in their DJ to accept was what thrown at them. Those where the days.

9 Talk Talk-It's a Shame 07:01

A true Grand 12" with practically more break than song. Great percussive sounds echoing syncopated and aerie sounds to complete the mood.

10 Faithless - Salva Mea (Epic Mix) 11:52

What can I say, I just love the track.

Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3 by Ben Liebrand CD3


Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3 by Ben Liebrand

Volume # 3 in the series compiled by Ben Liebrand - the most wanted 12 inch versions of the biggest disco and dance hits from the 70s & 80s. Artists include Anita Ward, Crown Heights Affair, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, Herbie Hancock and many more. 4 CD set

Audio CD (June 1, 2006)
Original Release Date: June 1, 2006
Number of Discs: 4
Label: Sbme Import
ASIN: B000EULSQQ


Disc: 3

Track Listings

1. Awakening, Pts. 1 & 2 - The Reddings
2. Fantasy [Shelter DJ Mix]
3. Love Injection [Album Version]
4. Get Down [12" Version] - Gene Chandler
5. Are You Ready [12" Version] - Billy Ocean
6. I Don't Want to Be a Freak (But I Can't Help It) [12" Version]
7. Tell Everybody [Disco Version] - Herbie Hancock
8. Right in the Socket [12" Version] - Shalamar
9. Now That We've Found Love [12" Version]
10. Brick House [Live] - The Commodores

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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CD 3 (More Funky stuff)


1 The Reddings - The Awakening Pt1+2 03:32

From the B-side of the "Remote Control" 12 inch, this is one of the finest pieces of bass guitar ever.
Used to test PA's in those days, the occasions where rare where I could play it to an audience.
Finally in master quality Part 1 and 2 together

2 Earth,Wind & Fire - fantasy (Blaze shelter DJ mix) 08:57

It is a recent remix, but what makes it special is that is mixed from the original multitrack using only the original sounds. This version gives you an in-depth look into "Fantasy" giving all instruments and melodies ample space to perform. Great mix!

3 Trussel - Love Injection 07:53

Funky Groove from my early years, great vocals.

4 Gene Chandler - get down 08:18

The master is noisy and although it was no problem to get rid of that noise, it did alter the track in such a way that it simply lost that authentic feel. So here it is including noise in Hi-Fi Stereo.

5 Billy Ocean - Are You Ready 06:46

6 Dynasty - I don't wanna be a freak 07:23

Used by 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor to create their first hit, this is the original 12" version.

7 Herbie Hancock - Tell Everybody 07:50

Rock steady groove, great percussion fills and a break that lasts forever with Herbie chanting along using the Sennheiser Vocoder.

8 Shalamar - Right In The Socket 06:42

Feel that electricity in this early electro funk track that simply sparks with energy.

9 Third World - Now That We've Found Love 08:16

This track is actually the very first 12" version I ever bought, it had a plain blue island sleeve and the moment I love most is when the organ solo finishes and you hear that single hit on the timbales. Something my original vinyl didn't have and this one has, is the acappella intro.

10 The Commodores - Brick house (live) 10:26

The location was juicy Lucy in Nijmegen and this track was that first "All the guys on the Left, All the ladies on the right" experience. (Also recommended is the live version of "yes we can" by the Pointer sisters).

Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3 by Ben Liebrand CD2


Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3 by Ben Liebrand

Volume # 3 in the series compiled by Ben Liebrand - the most wanted 12 inch versions of the biggest disco and dance hits from the 70s & 80s. Artists include Anita Ward, Crown Heights Affair, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, Herbie Hancock and many more. 4 CD set

Audio CD (June 1, 2006)
Original Release Date: June 1, 2006
Number of Discs: 4
Label: Sbme Import
ASIN: B000EULSQQ


Disc: 2

Track Listings


1. We Got the Funk [12" Version]
2. Fantastic Voyage [12" Version]
3. Shake It Up Tonight [Album Version] - Cheryl Lynn
4. I'm Not Gonna Let You Go [12" Version] - Colonel Abrams
5. You Gave Me Love [12" Version] - Crown Heights Affair
6. R.R. Express
7. Overnight Sensation [12" Version] - Jerry Knight
8. Love Is the Message [Album Version] - MFSB
9. Contact [12" Version] - Edwin Starr
10. Boogie Wonderland [12" Version]

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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CD 2 (The funky grooves)


1 Positive Force - We Got The Funk 04:31

Warm funk, smooth vocals great track

2 Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage 06:12

"Square funk" is how this track feels to me, and a fantastic voyage it is.

3 Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight 05:42

From the early days of Disco spinning the songs in The Kwien Discoteque, this track brings back memories of that huge Studio 54 style disco out in the flat country of Holland.

4 Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonne Let You 06:47

The follow up to Trapped, not as big but very good.

5 Crown Heights Affair -You Gave Me Love 05:52

One of my all-time favorites and fortunately not killed by over-playing it.

6 Rose Royce - R.R. Express 12:01

Join Rose Royce on the RR express. Somehow I could never find a decent point where to "get out of this track". Therefore it's a good thing it runs a full 12 minutes

7 Jerry Knight - Overnight Sensation 06:30

Funk for the connoisseur. Excellent track and favorite of many record store owners. This is one of those songs that brings me right back to that time. Not just the memories , but the whole feel of things.

8 M.F.S.B.- Love Is The Message 11:33

The Sound of Philadelphia. The vocals are a bit on the sweet side, but that groove is a winner.

9 Edwin Starr - Contact 07:15

Solid Disco with trademark hand claps, Ben is on the dance floor having a great night, actually believing that my parents didn't know we were in the disco (Clothes smelling of smoke big time). Those were the days.

10 Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland 08:16

The Emotions join E W & F with great vocals and up tempo rhythms.

Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3 by Ben Liebrand CD1


Grand 12 Inches, Vol. 3
Ben Liebrand


Volume # 3 in the series compiled by Ben Liebrand - the most wanted 12 inch versions of the biggest disco and dance hits from the 70s & 80s. Artists include Anita Ward, Crown Heights Affair, Earth Wind & Fire, George Duke, Herbie Hancock and many more. 4 CD set

Audio CD (June 1, 2006)
Original Release Date: June 1, 2006
Number of Discs: 4
Label: Sbme Import
ASIN: B000EULSQQ

Disc: 1

Track Listings

1. You Are in My System [Extended Album Version]
2. Dance Electric [Long Version]
3. Glad to Know You [12" Version] - Chaz Jankel
4. Harmony [12" Version] - Suzi Lane
5. Madmen's Discothèque, Pts. 1 & 2
6. Fly Too High [12" Version] - Janis Ian
7. Slide [12" Version] - Rah Band
8. Can You Feel the Force [12" Version]
9. Ring My Bell [12" Version] - Anita Ward
10. Cruisin' the Streets [12" Version] - Boys Town Gang

Codec: Lame 3.92
Quality: CBR, 320kbps, stereo

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Comments by Ben Liebrand
CD 1 (More of my roots and favorites)

1 Robert Palmer - You're in my System (Extended Album Mix) 06:00

Powerfull funky sequences and kick-ass drums made this track one of my favorites

2 André Cymone - The Dance Electric 05:35

From the "Prince" factory this extreme electric funky track in master quality for you.

3 Chas Jankel - Glad To Know You 06:37

Excellent funky guitar riffs make this track a floor filler despite the wacky vocals.

4 Suzi Lane - Harmony 06:59

Produced by my "Hero" Giorgio Moroder, Harmony features the typical "Moroder Trademark" sequencers and drum sounds. Great Stuff

5 Chaplin Band- Madmen's Discoteque 06:30

It was the Instrumental B-side which became a club hit all the way in America. This Version gives you that Instrumental version and cuts to the Vocal version running 6:30 in total

6 Janis Ian-Fly Too High 06:51

Again Moroder at work for pop-icon Janis Ian. Sequencers in triplet feel and Anonymous Autonomous Vocals to go along. Taken from the original Analog master tapes form the vaults of CBS.

7 Rah Band - Slide 06:39

Before "Clouds across the moon", The Rah Band was already on their way with this fierce instrumental track.

8 The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force 07:39

Can you feel the force brings back memories of jumping on the dance floor to this funky uplifting track. Can YOU feel the force?

9 Anita Ward - Ring My Bell 08:12

Introducing the pieuw sound of the Syndrum to the world, this is a disco standard.

10 Boys Town Gang- Cruisin' The Streets 13:14

Starting life as B-side, this soon became the preferred track in the Keizer Karel Club. This is disco to the masses, but a lifestyle to those of that particular persuasion ;)