Diana Ross ‎– Love Hangover ’89 (1989)

“Love Hangover” was the fourth number one single for Motown singer Diana Ross. Ross recorded “Love Hangover’ in 1975. It was released in March 1976, and rose to number one on the Billboard Hot 100, Hot Soul Singles and Hot Dance Club Play charts simultaneously.

The song was written by Pamela Sawyer and Marilyn McLeod as a disco number. Producer Hal Davis recorded the track in 1975 thinking it ideal for Marvin Gaye or Diana Ross. They were his two favorite vocalists to work with and thought Diana would be sexier on it, so he cut it on her. The Motown staff believed that it would be perfect for Ross to record too. Ross, like her soul contemporaries Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, initially resented the new musical movement but eventually agreed to record the song.

Motown released versions of Ross’s version in 1988 (remixed by the British team PWL).

The US Promo 12” of these remixes included four mixes by Phil Harding, Ian Curnow & Tony King and the “Urban Dub” by Tony King.

Love Hangover ’89 (Urban Remix)                                   6:51

Love Hangover ’89 (Urban Dub)                                      7:17

Love Hangover ’89 (Dance Mix)                                      7:16

Love Hangover ’89 (12″ Version)                                     7:59

Love Hangover ’89 (Extended Single Version)                  3:56

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Diana Ross ‎– Workin’ Overtime (1989)

“Workin’ Overtime” is an out of print 1989 album by American singer Diana Ross, released on the Motown label.  It was Ross’ first Motown album since 1980’s “diana” after Ross left the label for a then record breaking $20 million deal with RCA.

Upon Diana’s return to the label, Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. had sold the label to MCA Records and had positioned Jheryl Busby to the head of Motown. Ross was at first reluctant to return to her old label but Gordy promised her a lot in her return: not only would Ross return to Motown as a recording act, but she would be the label’s part-owner. Ross reunited with collaborator Nile Rodgers to make this album – which was an attempt to gear her to a much younger audience bringing in new jack swing productions and house music.

The project was trashed by critics and failed despite the title track reaching #3 at R&B radio. (The single never made the Hot 100.)

The US Promo 12″ single for “Workin’ Overtime’ featured remixes by Timmy Regisford with additional overdubs by Blaze.

Workin’ Overtime (Radio Edit)                               5:15

Workin’ Overtime (Extended Version)                    7:31

Workin’ Overtime (7” Version)                               4:17

Workin’ Overtime (House Mix)                              7:00

Workin’ Overtime (Club Dub)                                 6:20

Workin’ Overtime (Instrumental)                             6:25

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Diana Ross – Dirty Looks (1987)

Diana Ernestine Earle Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, record producer, and actress. Ross was lead singer of the Motown group The Supremes during the 1960s. After leaving the group in 1970, Ross began a solo career that included successful ventures into film and Broadway.

In 1987, Diana released the album “Red Hot Rhythm & Blues”on the RCA label. The album was the last contractual album the singer released on RCA before heading back to Motown Records the end of the following year. The album yielded the top 20 R&B and UK top 50 hit, “Dirty Looks,” written by Richard Scher & Lotti Golden and the lush and atmospheric Luther Vandross-produced ballad “It’s Hard for Me to Say”.

For the 12″ single release of “Dirty Looks”, Diana returned to Francois Kevorkian who had remixed the single “Eaten Alive” from Diana’s previous album.

Dirty Looks (Remix Version)                         7:43

Bonus Beats                                               2:47

Dirty Looks (Instrumental Version)                5:51

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