Historical Beats

Dance Classics In The Mix

A Year In The Mix : 1989 : The Rhythm Divas Mix

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Track list

  1.  Janet Jackson - Rhythm Nation (House Nation Mix + United Mix by Shep Pettibone)
  2.  Janet Jackson - Miss You Much (Slammin' R&B Mix by Shep Pettibone) 
  3.  Madonna - Like A Prayer (12" Extended Dance Remix by Shep Pettibone)  
  4.  Madonna - Express Yourself (Non-Stop Express Mix by Shep Pettibone)
  5.  Paula Abdul - Knocked Out (Pettibone 12") 
  6.  Adeva - Respect (The Dancin' Danny D Remix feat. Monie Love)
  7.  Adeva - Warning! (The Zanzibar Mix by Tony Humphries)
  8.  Adeva - I Thank You (Club Mix)
  9.  Wendy & Lisa - Waterfall (Remix by Nellee Hooper) 
10.  D-Mob Introducing Cathy Dennis - C'Mon And Get My Love (Dance Hall Mix)
11.  Inner City - Ain't Nobody Better (Groove Corporation Mix)
12.  Inner City - Do You Love What You Feel (Magic Juan's Smoking Remix)

Historical Facts 

  • Rhythm Nation samples the bridging guitar riff from 'Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)' by Sly & The Family Stone
  • 'Respect' is a cover of Aretha Franklin's 1967 version, which in itself is a cover of Otis Redding's 1965 original version (so, 'Respect' was originally written from a man's perspective)
  • Where are they now? Adeva currently teaches middle school in North Carolina
  • The 'Waterfall' remix was actually from 91 but I included it here since it was rereleased in 89 as 'Waterfall '89' and this is a great mix
  • 'C'Mon And Get My Love' was Cathy Dennis' recording before having a successful solo recording career