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Just listen to this track NOW!! and then read all this while it’s still playing. HopScotch is one serious bad ass long, epic track that has ever been produced. Just look at the studio line-up: music production Sly & Robbie the dub legends … vocals Gwen Guthrie … and engineering/mixing/remixing Larry Levan. Groovy track ….. instantly grabs you by its hooks and deeply connects within you.  Such an incredible bassline, synth chord stabs, four-to -the-floor kicks, and countless of other musical dub elements floating in and out. Beautifully engineered and mixed-down. Class-A production through and through. This track is TRUTH.

Sly & Robbie, Gwen Guthrie – “HopScotch” (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental)…

Artists: Sly & Robbie, Gwen Guthrie, Larry Levan
Title: HopScotch (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental)
Year: 1983
Source: Track provided by BeatElectric.Blogspot.com

Sly & Robbie, Gwen Guthrie – “HopScotch” (Larry Levan Remix Instrumental) (mp3)

 

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Larry Levan (R. I. P. 1954 - 1992)

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Gwen Guthrie (R.I.P. 1950 - 1999)

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Sly & Robbie

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I am so happy for having bought this rare 12-inch (45 rpm) single in London back in 1988.  When the original (album) version of Talkin All That Jazz was released internationally, it was an instant hit worldwide.  There was an extended version released on 12-inch, but having lived in UK half my life and knowing how that country is big on several kinds of remixes/versions of the same single, this particular remix of Talkin All That Jazz (Dominoes Mix) was the best one.  I remember hearing Dominoes Mix for the first time at Hippodrome nightclub (Picadilly Circus, London) in Fall-1988 …. oh man its bassline shook the roof, especially on that last note sustaining in the hook completing the measure (before the bassline lick repeats again on the one). Dominoes Mix is just steadier with a driving groove that is not as busy as the drums/bass in the original version, making it flow and kick more intensely.

Since Talkin All That Jazz is about sampling, it is worth noting that its bassline sample is taken a 1975 track “Dominoes (Falling Like)” by Donald Byrd which is a nice jazzy, funky fusion. This original track was provided by BeatElectric.Blogspot.com (thank you guys!).

Stetsasonic – “Talkin All That Jazz” (Dominoes Mix)…

Artist: Stetsasonic
Title: Talkin All That Jazz (Dominoes Mix)
Year: 1988
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to digital.

Stetsasonic – “Talkin All That Jazz” (Dominoes Mix) (mp3)

 

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