Exposé ‎– Come Go With Me (1986)

“Come Go with Me” is a single by the freestyle girl group Exposé. The song was written by producer and group founder Lewis Martineé and appears on their 1987 debut album, Exposure. Jeanette Jurado sings the lead vocal on “Come Go with Me”, with Gioia Bruno and Ann Curless singing backup.

In 1985, Exposé had two dance club hits, “Point of No Return” and “Exposed to Love”. Between 1985 and 1986, the three original members of Exposé left the group and were replaced by Jeanette Jurado, Ann Curless and Gioia Bruno. These new members re-recorded vocals on “Point of No Return”, and both songs were included on the album. Although “Come Go with Me” was the first single released from Exposure, the other two songs were familiar to fans of the group and its music.

“Come Go With Me” was mixed by Chris Lord-Algé and Lewis Martineé.

Come Go With Me (Extended Mix)                         6:30

Come Dub With Me                                              7:00

Come Go With Me (Radio Mix)                              3:45


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Jermaine Jackson ‎– Dynamite (1984)

Jermaine La Jaune Jackson (born December 11, 1954) is an American singer, bass guitarist, composer, member of The Jackson 5, and occasional film director. He also produced and recorded duets with American singer Whitney Houston in her early years as a recording artist and was a producer for Bobby DeBarge’s band Switch.

Like Michael, Jermaine began a solo career while still a member of The Jackson 5, and had a hit with the 1972 Shep and the Limelites cover “Daddy’s Home”. It sold over one million copies by March 1973, and was awarded a gold disc.When The Jackson 5 left Motown, Jermaine left the group and stayed at Motown, as he had married Hazel Gordy, and Motown head Berry Gordy was his father-in-law.

Jermaine was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for his 1980 album Let’s Get Serious. He had a number of Billboard Top 30 hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, the 1984 single “Dynamite” went to #15 while the duet with his brother Michael, “Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (Too Good to Be True)”, hit No. 1 on the dance chart in 1984.

“Dynamite” was mixed by John “Jellybean” Benitez for the 12″ single release.

Dynamite                                                                                            7:45

Dynamite (Instrumental)                                                                       6:20

Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin’ (Too Good To Be True) (Instrumental)                4:10


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Jermaine Stewart ‎– We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (1985)

“We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” (released in the United Kingdom as “We Don’t Have To…”) is pop vocalist Jermaine Stewart’s first of three singles from 1986. The song was included on Stewart’s second album Frantic Romantic. “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off” remains Stewart’s biggest commercial success in both America and Europe.

The song acquired a great deal of success after being used on hit 1980s television show Miami Vice, and reached number 2 on the UK and Canadian chart, as well as going to number 5 in the U.S. This was Stewart’s biggest hit in these countries.

In 2011 the song was used in a Cadbury advert in the UK called The Charity Shop.This exposed the song to a new generation who downloaded the track and returned it to the UK Top 40 reaching No.29. The song also appeared in Kevin Smith’s film Zack and Miri Make a Porno, and the episode “My Dirty Secret” of the television show Scrubs.

The song has been covered a number of times and versions have been released by Clea and Lil’ Chris, while it also provided the hook for Gym Class Heroes’ fifth single “Clothes Off!!” and was sampled by rapper Mase on his album Welcome Back.

“We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off” was produced by Narada Michael Walden and mixed by Lewis A. Martineé

We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Dance Remix)                       5:45

We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Dub)                                     6:40

We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off (Short Version)                       4:05


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George Benson – Teaser (Extended Remix) (1987)

“Teaser” is a single by American R&B singer George Benson from his 1986 album While the City Sleeps… “Teaser” entered the UK Singles Chart on 14 February 1987. It reached a peak position of number 45, and remained in the chart for 4 weeks.

“Teaser” was produced by Narada Michael Walden and remixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd.

Teaser (Extended Remix)                                          7:30

Teaser (Full Moon Dub)                                             6:48

Did You Hear Thunder                                               3:50


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Tramaine ‎– In The Morning Time (1985)

Tramaine Hawkins (born Tramaine Davis) is an American gospel singer, who has won Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Awards.

Hawkins is both famous and infamous for her mainstream success as a gospel artist. In the mid-1980s, Hawkins signed with A&M Records and released a pair of dance-oriented contemporary gospel albums. Her 1986 A&M debut The Search Is Over yielded dance chart singles such as “Child Of The King,” “In The Morning Time,” and the monster club hit “Fall Down (Spirit of Love)”. The latter topped the Billboard Dance Charts to A&M’s delight.

“In The Morning Time” was produced, written and arranged By Robert Byron Wright who was a prominent disco/funk producer/composer, mainly active from the late ’70s to the early ’90s.

In The Morning Time (Shout Mix)                     6:49

In The Morning Time (A Cappella)                    1:39

In The Morning Time (Dub Shout)                     5:23

In The Morning Time (Radio Mix)                      5:39


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The Real Roxanne ‎– Roxanne’s On A Roll (The Norman Cook Remixes) (1989)

Following the massive success of U.T.F.O.’s “Roxanne, Roxanne” single in late 1984 and early 1985, over 100 answer records appeared, and several female rappers adopted the Roxanne alias; the Real Roxanne (born Adelaida Martinez) was perhaps the most talented of the bunch and really only had to contend with Roxanne Shanté for the title. It took her until 1988 to release an album, by which time the Roxanne fad had run its course; still, the self-titled release packed a wallop thanks to producers Jam Master Jay, Howie Tee, and Full Force, plus the Real Roxanne’s own forceful, sassy personality.

“Roxanne’s On A Roll” was written by Martinez and Shorty Fresh, produced by Jam Master Jay (Run DMC) and L.A. Posse and the UK were treated to some early Norman Cook remixes for the 12″ single.

Roxanne’s On A Roll (Norman Cook Remix)                       5:44

Roxanne’s On A Roll (Radio Edit)                                      4:00

Roxanne’s On A Roll (Bonus Beats)                                  2:57


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New Edition ‎– Count Me Out (1985)

New Edition is an R&B and pop group formed in Boston in 1978. The group reached its height of popularity during the 1980s. They were the progenitors of the boy band movement of the 1980s and 1990s and led the way for groups like New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. The group recorded mostly as a quintet.

During the group’s first bout of fame in 1983, its members were Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ronnie DeVoe, and Ralph Tresvant. Early hits included “Candy Girl,” “Cool It Now” and “Mr. Telephone Man”.

New Edition’s third album, All for Love, was released in the latter half of 1985. While not duplicating the success of its predecessor, the album was certified platinum, and spawned the hit “Count Me Out” which was released in October 1985.

Under pressure from MCA and their management, the group voted Bobby Brown out in December 1985, due to behavioral problems.Brown embarked on a solo career in 1986, while New Edition continued to promote All for Love as a quartet. In spite of their financial and internal conflicts, New Edition continued to peak. During this era of the group’s evolution, the group appeared in the episode of Knight Rider titled “Knight Song”, performing “Count Me Out.”

The 12″ was remixed by Louil Silas Jr. and Taavi Mote.

Count Me Out (Extended Version)       6:25

Count Me Out (Instrumental)               6:25

Count Me Out (A Cappella)                 6:25


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Joan Armatrading ‎– Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart) (1986)

Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading, MBE (born 9 December 1950) is a British singer, songwriter and guitarist.Armatrading is a three-time Grammy Award-nominee and has been nominated twice for BRIT Awards as Best Female Artist. She also received an Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1996. In a recording career spanning 40 years she has released a total of 18 studio albums, as well as several live albums and compilations.

In 1986, Armatrading released her tenth studio album Sleight Of Hand. In a 1986 interview, Armatrading said of the album that she considered it to be one of her best and that it was “an overall rock album as opposed to a jazz song here and another bit there. It’s a complete album in terms of sound and songs.”

“Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart)” was released as a single in May 1986 and charted at number 81 in the UK singles chart and number 37 in the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

“Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart)”  was mixed by Steve Lillywhite.

Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart) (Extended Mix)                6:42

Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart)                                       3:46

Figure Of Speech                                                                    3:26


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Vixen ‎– Cryin’ (1988)

Vixen are an all-female American rock band. They have sometimes been referred to as the “female Bon Jovi”. They achieved commercial success during the late 1980s and early 1990s as part of the Los Angeles, California glam metal scene.

Vixen was formed in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1980 by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund while still in high school. They were the first all female rock band from the Twin Cities. (Têtes Noires was the first all female rock band from Minneapolis a year or two later).

Lineup changes happened during the following years until the “classic lineup” of Janet Gardner (lead vocals, rhythm guitar)(b. Janet Patricia Gardner on March 17, 1962 in Juneau, Alaska, USA), Jan Kuehnemund (lead guitar) (b.Janice Lynn “Jan” Kuehnemund (November 18, 1961 – October 10, 2013) , Share Pedersen (bass) (born: Sharon June Howe on March 21, 1963 in Glencoe, Minnesota), and Roxy Petrucci (drums)(b. Roxy Dora Petrucci on March 17, 1960 in Rochester, Michigan) was formed. This lineup of Vixen was interviewed in 1987 along with many other rock artists of the day by Penelope Spheeris for her film The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years.

In 1988 the band was signed to EMI, and they began recording their debut album Vixen, which was released in September 1988. The second single to be released from the album was a cover of Jeff Tripp’s Cryin’ which had appeared on his 1987 album Wired Up.

Cryin’ (Extended Remix)                                4:54

Cryin’                                                           3:32

Desperate                                                     4:19


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New Rips For Some Old Favourites

I have had a few requests to post the full 12″ singles of some early posts when I would often cherry pick a particular mix to post. Most of these early posts were before I purchased the Okki Nokki Record Cleaning Machine and I recently upgraded my stylus to Ortofon OM2 Blue so I took the opportunity to do full new rips of a a number of 12″ singles.

You can check out new rips by Sonya Grier, Black Uhuru, Keyma, Lou Reed, Jermaine Jackson, Ramsey Lewis, Midnight Oil, Marcus Lewis, Dan Reed Network and Bianca.

All the original posts will have a new tag letting you know when they are updated but most are available right now.

Enjoy the new rips and have a great 80’s music weekend.