Like many people, I really only knew of Barry White as a Simpson's character until his death a few years ago when I started to pay attention to his music. The man's no joke. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness is a prime example of his songwriting and producing prowess. Barry was not afraid of a full string and horn section and he makes use of them quite adeptly.
And, yes, a whole lot of cowbell. This was released in on 20th Century Fox Records. Your Sweetness Is My Weakness. The more Es War Einmal Ein Jäger - Katja Ebstein - Es War Einmal Ein Jäger / Wilde Rosen Werden Blühen version of this track is Teddy Pendergrass' smoking rendition from his self-titled solo debut on Philadelphia International Records.
This version is from an unlabeled bootleg pressing, but I'm pretty sure google and www. It seems Ms. Johnson released her version the same year as Teddy and she gives him a run for his money. The lyrics actually sound a lot dirtier coming from her. You go, Lorraine! This is from on Prelude Records.
This track has endured as a club staple in New York and it is really is a gift that keeps on giving. Hit Man was actually recorded in France in on Trema Records. According to my bootleg copy, this version is a Tom É Da Torre Mais Alta - Dulce Pontes - El Corazón Tiene Tres Puertas edit.
Watch out for some wicked harmonica playing. Hit Man. Roundtree - Hit On Roundtree - Hit On You (European Re Mix) . This song is hot, hot, hot. Roundtree doesn't appear to have put out very much music which is a shame. This is a rare guitar-driven dance music track which - as my friend Shawn would say - pumps. This a re-edit by the Idjust Boys of the original Tony Humphries mix. Humphries pictured above was the DJ at a club called Zanzibar in Newark. The Azuli Records "Choice" compilation of Zanzibar classics which he put together is fantastic.
This track originally came out on Brooklyn's own Aria Records. The Idjut Boys re-edit was relased in on Discfunction Records. Listen to Tony Humphrie's "Choice" compilation here.
Hit On You Version Idjut. I don't know much about this one except that it's a fun little track. There's a nasty break about three minutes in that I quite enjoy. This is on Brunswick Records from By the way, stay away from her lover.
Stay Away From My Lover. The house music that was produced in Chicago in the early eighties is really unique. Sticking to a very limited set of sounds produced by an array of Roland drum machines and synths, a small group of producers created a completely unique style which still sounds remarkably fresh. A lot of the today's best hip hop production borrows heavily the Chicago house sound.
This version is the Ron Hardy mix. Donnie Hardy Mix. Re-editing disco songs is nothing new. The version of MFSB's Love Is The Message that's been danced to in clubs for the last thirty years is a re-edit based on the instrumental coda of the somewhat cheesy original full-length Roundtree - Hit On You (European Re Mix) . These days, anyone with ProTools and a dream can re-edit songs. As a practioner of that artform, I can attest that it's quite fun.
That doesn't mean the results are always great, though. I've heard quite a few clunky edits in my years of record shopping.
Moxie is a record label that only releases re-edits and the results are usually pretty great. They don't provide the original song info, so it Roundtree - Hit On You (European Re Mix) a chance listen at record store for me to learn that this track was the Inner City Jam Band. The re-edit is fantastic and really just snips out the boring parts of the original.
Listen to more of the Moxie catalog here. This song's a bit nutty. That Thing by That Thing. AVI Records from It's actually a pretty great use of synthesizers - very hypnotic and Patrick Cowley-esque.
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