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Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face
Loose Joints
Is It All Over My Face
7" | 1980 | US | Reissue (Get On Down)
13,99 €*
Release:1980 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
ARTHUR RUSSELL’S SEMINAL DISCO CUT "IS IT ALL OVER MY FACE"AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME ON 45.When the mainstream turned its back on disco in the early 80s, it allowed dance music to once again choose its own path. As an artist, Arthur Russell routinely chose the paths less travelled. The original male vocal mix true to Russell’s vision, is an organic piece that recreated the atmosphere of David Mancuso’s Loft. The story goes that the recording sessions occurred during a full moon and included individuals that would often party at the Loft. An exercise in creating a vibe, the male version of the song reflects the complexity of Russell’s arrangements and a maximalist wall of sound that would become a signature component in his dance productions. Although the record received some critical acclaim, it wasn’t initially a commercial success. That came in a little later when famed a DJ remixed the song without permission from the label. According to some, Larry Levan snuck in to the West End offices to “borrow” the multi-tracks to make an edit for himself to play at the Paradise Garage (also owned by West End’s Mel Cheren). After getting positive feedback at the club, Larry decided to properly remix it with the aid of Francois K (who opted not to be credited because of his contract with Prelude). Larry Levan’s remix now known as the “Female Vocal Mix”, although more structured is still pretty out there. Melvina Woods, a dancer from the Loft, slurs and misses notes as if her own loose joints were dusted, but the animalistic groove is so undeniably in-the-pocket that this actually got local radio play back in the day and remains in constant cult club rotation today. Of the two versions, Larry’s mix is the one that went on to influence early Chicago House DJs who over the years have sampled those exact same drums countless times. Now that is some real freaky stuff.
Loose Joints - Tell You (Today)
Loose Joints
Tell You (Today)
12" | 1983 | EU | Reissue (West End)
10,99 €*
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Following the groups major hit "Is It All Over My Face," Arthur Russell continued to release dance singles such as this disco classic "Tell You (Today)," an upbeat dance groove and Loose Joints holdover featuring the vocals of Joyce Bowden. The song has been remastered from original analog tape for 2014 and repressed in conjunction with the rights holders, Verse Music Group.
Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face? Kon Edit And Unreleased Original Versions
Loose Joints
Is It All Over My Face? Kon Edit And Unreleased Original Versions
12" | 2015 | EU | Original (West End)
9,99 €*
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Huge package from West End of exclusive or never before released versions of one of the highlights from their illustrious catalogue.... Arthur Russell's Loose Joints... Is It All Over My Face? Kon (King Of Nothing!) sourced the original stems to completely re make the track utilising both the female and male vocal parts in his outstanding "Duet" mix. Also included in the barnstorming 13 minute original version that's never seen the light of day... its significantly and dare we say on par with the original version! Finally included is the rare as hens teeth original Female Vocal 3:10 7" version that was only ever released as a promo at the time. Huge release that's set to cause ever lasting ripples in the disco music community!
Loose Joints - Pop Your Funk
Loose Joints
Pop Your Funk
7" | 1980 | EU | Reissue (West End)
11,99 €*
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition for Record Store Day 2015!Classic Arthur Russell 7" from the depths of West End's vaults. Timely re mastered from the original tapes... This is a different version to the Honest Jons 12" released in 2003 with more moog bleeps and a slower tempo and has never been commercially available on vinyl (track run time 2:45). It also includes the uptempo freakout rare as hens teeth 'Instrumental Mix'. Original 7"s going for up to £200 on discogs and only 12 people in the world showing they own a copy. This release never got passed promo stage at West End in 1980.
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