Monday, August 15, 2011

Mo' Edits

Gang Starr and John Waddell Love Sick uptempo remix dL edit (limited downloads available) by Decades
I remember when this dropped, I had a friend who's dad was deep into jazz, and he actually played this to us one night and it blew me away. Then when I went to buy the record, it of course had the different (album) version on it. I spent a very long time looking for the 12" with the remix, until one day I went into a local record store that was at the time run by a very influential local hip hop guy and found this in the $2 bin, it turned out because it was a plain sleeve promo with uptempo remix he thought it was a house version and didn't bother listening to it. It was only 5 or 6 years ago i actually realized that it wasn't the mighty Dj Premier that produced this but a man by the name of John Waddell, a UK producer who had worked with the likes of CJ Mackintosh in Nasty Rox Inc

Shiva Never Gonna Give You Up dL edit by Decades
Released in 1983 on an Aerobics record, but I actually don't know a lot about Shiva, all I can tell you is that you should be able to find this record in your local op shop for around a dollar, I just have always loved the groove for this song, not too keen on the corny sax part in the middle, but its over with pretty quickly. If any one can point me in the right direction for further information on the artist that would be great, ps I am pretty sure they are not the UK house group from the 90's.

and finally a beat
No Need For Introductions dL Instrumental by Decades


  1. Hey DL the guys who play on this are session musos/producers Andy Musson (bass) and Ira Newborn (guitar). Andy Musson had an article in Bass Player ages ago...he was the bass player for Manhatten Transfer and he did sessions with Diana Ross, Pointer Sisters and Tom Scott. He has heaps of credits in film (played in the Blues Brothers) and TV (Incredible Hulk).

    They did this record (with other session musos I guess) for a Canadian telemarketing company that went bust and they licensed it to Telmak in Australia.

  2. Oh and singers on it:
    Jo Ann Harris was back-up singer for Bob Dylan. Jon Joyce session singer for Roy Orbison and Maxine Nightingale.
    Judi Brown sings on two tracks on Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson – Step In To Our Life.
    Leon Ware sang with Quincy Jones and Bobby Womack.
    Leslie Smith on Valerie Horton-Brown – Walk With Me.