Historical Beats

Dance Classics In The Mix

A Year In The Mix : 1988 : Part 5

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Track list

  1.  B.V.S.M.P. - I Need You (Extended Vocal Version)
  2.  Bobby Brown - Don't Be Cruel (Extended Version)
  3.  Alexander O'Neal - The Lovers (Extended Version) 
  4.  Mac Band - Roses Are Red (Extended Version)
  5.  Keith Sweat - I Want Her (Street Mix) 
  6.  James Brown - Payback (The Final Mixdown by Norman Cook)
  7.  James Brown - She's The One (Funky Drummer Remix by Norman Cook)
  8.  Joyce Sims - Walk Away (Razormaid Mix)
  9.  Vanessa Williams - The Right Stuff (Ultimix)  
10.  Pebbles - Mercedes Boy (Extended Version) 
11.  Pebbles - Girlfriend (Extended Version)
12.  Whitney Houston - So Emotional (Extended Remix by Shep Pettibone)
13.  Whitney Houston - Love Will Save The Day (Underground Mix by Jellybean & David Morales)

Historical Facts

  • B.V.S.M.P. stands for 'Baby Virgo - Shocking Mister P.'
  • L.A. Reid and Babyface hit their producing stride in 1988. They produced tracks 2, 4, 10 & 11 on this mix
  • Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) used to be a member of indie band The Housemartins. The James Brown remixes were one of his first. 
  • Razormaid was started in the mid-80s and they are famous for editing together various different mixes to create one fabulous mix. 
  • Ultimix is a similar outfit to Razormaid
  • Vanessa Williams was the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America (1983) 
  • Pebbles was married to L.A. Reid and created and managed TLC