Jock McDonald returns with another John Lydon production on this second release under the moniker of The Bollock Brothers from 1981.
As usual it is very like the P.I.L. stuff but with languish vocals of McDonald on the interesting topic of new American President Ronald Reagan , him being an old actor and all that and paralleling nicely with Trump.
Deep bass and chiming synths give it a Post Punk feel with a spaced out dub on the flip, very trippy.
McDonald And Lydon Records – BOLL 02
||The Act Became Real
||The Actors (Dub-Le)
Debut release from 1977 and some very early Billy Idol. After the Sex Pistols pathed the way for a more commercial Punk Rock the London Punk scene grew. Here Idol was joined by Bass and co-founder – Tony James, Drums – Mark Laff and Guitar – Bob Andrews (later a member of Westworld)
Produced by Phil Wainman it does have a bit of The Who-like sound which has a very deep dub on the B-side which was a nice surprise. A bit Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Tony James had a big hand in this no doubt.
Oh a new file host, let me know what you think.
Chrysalis – CHS 2189
||Wild Dub (Version)
Stones like you’ve never heard them before. From 1989 and Charlie Watts battling with drum machines on the opening mix, Freestyle Stones!!
Don’t worry the Brauer mix is more normal mix, funk /rock with some extra reverb.
Produced with Chris Kimsey and mixed by Don Was and Michael H. Brauer (with input from Omar Santana and David Keith Mc Murray – Was (Not Was) What a bizarre mix of sounds and Jagger’s vocals being messed around with, plenty of fierce edits.
The Bonus Beats Mix even gets in “Funky Cold Medina” (naming Jagger) into the mix, the Stones have never sounding more Street!
CBS – 44-73133
||Rock And A Hard Place (Dance Mix)
||Rock And A Hard Place (Oh-Oh Hard Dub Mix)
||Rock And A Hard Place (Michael Brauer Mix)
||Rock And A Hard Place (Bonus Beats Mix)
A mini-LP in fact with some Canadian Hair Rock. Formed in 1982 and based out of Niagara Falls, Ontario – the unofficial Honeymoon Capital. This 1985 was from their debut album from the previous year. Featuring the line-up of ; Keyboards – Ray Coburn, Lead Guitar – Derry Grehan, Lead Vocals, Guitar – Johnnie Dee, Drums – Dave Betts and Bass – Gary LaLonde.
Produced by Toronto’s Tom Treumuth and mixed by Lenny Durose. Power chords and a catchy chorus with more emphasis on keyboards than most rock bands. A couple of live tracks on the B-side, a pretty good (and long forgotten) Rock combo.
With a glow in the dark sleeve!!!!
WEA – 25 91260
||Stay In The Light (Extended Version)
||Stay In The Light (Re-Mix)
||We Got The Night (Live Version)
||New Girl Now (Live Version)
The last of the Dance stuff…. I’m worn out!
This Kristine Weitz track was originally released in 1994 and has been re-issued and re-hashed up to this day. Junior Vasquez and German DJ, Peter Ries.
Ries gives it more of an anthemic pump stomp, almost HiNRG. The Kinky Club Mix is more 4 to the Floor House.
Vasquez gets to grip with the organ (oh ‘er!) but builds a heavily sequenced mix around it. Typical quality.
I like the Our Tribe (Rob Dougan and Roland Armstrong) simple but effective mix, still all wonky organ and deep bass, great stuff !
RCA – RDAB-64879-1
||Feel What You Want (Peeree’s Extended Mix)
||Feel What You Want (Junior’s N.Y. X-Tended Vocals)
||Feel What You Want (Peeree’s Kinky Club Mix)
||Feel What You Want (Our Tribe Original Mix)
From 1990 and more shares from Malik Jefferson. (once again many thanks!)
Siedah (who shares my surname!) was releasing records back in the 80’s. She was singer/songwriter and back-up singer with Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson during the 1980s and 1990s. She is known for her duet with Dennis Edwards on the 1984 song, “Don’t Look Any Further”. Garrett was involved in Michael Jackson’s Bad album, singing a duet with Jackson on, I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ and co-writing Jackson’s hit ‘Man in the Mirror’.
Remixes are by the trio of Jon Nettlesbey, Teddy Riley and Terry Coffey (and “Bokie” Coleman on the Mercenary mixes) There are 7 of them!
The Mercenary Full Tilt Mix adds quite a synthy bass contrasting with the Street Beats and a very brief Hall And Oates sample, cheeky. Miss Mia provides the Rap and has a more starring role on track 5. Teddy Riley adds more jazz/funk on the last 2 mixes.
I’m not sure what Quincy Jones has to do with this apart from being on his label, maybe returning a favour. Rod Temperton originally produced it. Enjoy !
Qwest Records – 9 21594-2
||I Don’t Go For That (MT Dude Mix)
||I Don’t Go For That (Mercenary Full Tilt Mix)
||I Don’t Go For That (Mercenary Db Mix)
||I Don’t Go For That (Mercenary Bonus Beats)
||I Don’t Go For That (MT M-Rap Version)
||I Don’t Go For That (Teddy’s Extended Mix)
||I Don’t Go For That (Teddy’s Freaky Jazz Groove)
Band members have to play instruments, that’s what forms a group. Next week we will have songs with instruments in and groups that play them (and not too many remixes.)
Some more from Malik and some rare CD tracks.
The soulful, smooch of Toni Braxton from 1993 and her Worldwide Hit. Co- written with Daryl L. Simmons and produced by long time collaborator Babyface (Kenneth Brian Edmonds) who also plays synths on it and Mixed by his production partner L.A. Reid
Instrumental versions out number the vocal versions and they do sound identical but it is rare and I’m not sure what versions are the vocal ones are album edit, remix edit, radio edit ? Just know it is another great vocal performance. I’m getting a feel of Sade with regards the arrangement.
LaFace Records – 73008-24049-2
||Another Sad Love Song (Remix Radio Edit)
||Another Sad Love Song (Extended Remix)
||Another Sad Love Song (Smoothed Out Version)
||Another Sad Love Song (Remix Instrumental)
||Another Sad Love Song (Album Version)
More stuff sent over by Malik Jefferson. (He has a Youtube channel)
More RnB, New Jack Swing with the debut release from vocal quartet Blackstreet (Joseph Stonestreet – on lead vocals, Chauncey Hannibal, Levi Little and helped by Producer and Singer Teddy Riley. A bit vocoder and general soul funkiness with a bit of a Hip Hop influence. It was used in the promotion for the soundtrack to the 1993 film “CB4″
Like the Dub as it is a little different to all the other mixes, quite sparse and bringing out the vocal harmonies and the Extended version, quicker with a more Club vibe.
A couple of additional tracks in the file, an Extended version and Album version.
MCA Records – MCSTD1772
||Baby Be Mine (Radio Edit)
||Baby Be Mine (Vocal)
||Baby Be Mine (Percapella)
||Baby Be Mine (Dub 1)
Trying to cover all Dance genres before the weeks theme runs out. (Sunday)
Some classic RnB / Swing from ’89 sung by Alicia Michelle Howard an American R&B/jazz singer and actress who had a string of Top 10 hit songs in the late-1980s and early-1990s, including Baby, Be Mine”, “Come Share My Love” and “Love Under New Management” and “Ain’t Nobody Like You.” This was taken from the album “Miki Miki”
Smoothly produced by Jon Nettlesbey and Terry Coffey (Truth Inc) and mixed by Greg Royal (although uncredited on Discogs). This oozes quality but never got a UK release. The drums rattle around the infectious bassline and what a great voice
Presented you in a Super high quality .WAV files. Thank You Malik Dequan Jefferson for sharing this ! More shares from him tomorrow.
Atlantic – 0-86302
||Ain’t Nuthin’ In The World (Extended)
||Ain’t Nuthin’ In The World (Instrumental)