Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Some trully missing gems contained herein!!!!
One World | Denver, CO USA | 10/16/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will give you the line up after I tell you my story of finding a really, Really, REALLY, rare gem contained in here. As I scanned the line-up the Evelyn "Champaign" King's 1978 summer hit song "I Don't Know If It's Right" caught my eye, but it was not the title.... It was the running time of 4:09 that did it. I still can tell the version of some songs by their running times as well as when I hear them. Back in the late '70s remixed versions sounded basically like the LP version but longer, however at a closer listen you could tell that the remix my have additional places in which a certain instrument is present where it wasn't in the original or vice-versa. For the Disco Mix for Shame, for example there was more saxophone than on the LP version. Ok, for "I Don't Know If It's Right" there was an 8 minute Disco version and a radio edit of that version which is 3:45. This is the version that basically is on all of the old school compilations as well as the second issue of King's debut album "Smooth Talk". The original version which is 4:09 and appears only on the first issue of "Smooth Talk "has a different intro than that of the remix. The intro has a sort of "smooth-jazz" feel and one could easily think a smooth-jazz song is starting if they heard this version until the music pauses and then there is a couple piano notes and VOILA, Miss King starts singing. The remix just starts out in full swing with the rhythm and bass going and builds up.
Anyway, I had to check this out when I saw that the running time was 4:09 and not 3:45 or 8:35 and immediately I was taken back to when I was 13 years old in the summer on 1978 (Please don't do the math!). It was like finding a long lost gem. I am glad this version was put on this compilation as it can only be found on the earliest vinyl copies of "Smooth Talk", incidently, I do own this copy...it's still at my parents place in their record collection.
Ok now here is the line up complete with some other hard to find dance versions... or just some songs you may not have heard in years!
1. Jump - Pointer Sisters 6:24
2. Loving Is Really My Game - Brainstorm 4:53
3. I'll Be The Best For You - The Richie Family 3:26
4. I Don't Know If It's Right - Evelyn "Champaign" King 4:09
5. Life Goes On - Faith, Hope & Charity 6:26
6. Shout - Isley Brothers 4:39
7. Funkytown - Pseudo Echo 4:57 (I wish this could have been the House Mix!)
8. I Can't Go For That - Hall & Oates 6:02
9. Stubborn Kind Of Fella - Buffalo Smoke 7:12
10. Automatic - Pointer Sisters 6:04 (Remixed by John "Jellybean" Benitez)
11. Native New Yorker (Brooklyn club Mix) - Odyssey (Remixed in 1986 by John Morales and Sergio Munzubia and released only on import.)