Chaka Khan - I Feel For You

One of my all time fav tracks. Best time of my life when I Feel For You came out: December 1984 ….. 13 years old ….. white Christmas in England (my fav time and place to be in the world) ….. my whole family at our happiest times ….. and this track was my soundtrack theme! If I could only turn back the clock, I would travel to that exact time and scene when all I did was buy records, make compilation music tapes, go out shopping with my older brother, walk around London at nights, window-shopping along the beautifully and seasonally  lit-up streets and parks. Harrods; Sloan Street; King Street; Picadilly Circus; Tower Records; movies; restaurants; friends; flat in London; Spanish house in the countryside; snow; great comedies on BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel-4. Band Aid‘s Do They Know It’s Christmas Time (Feed The World) benefit-song was just released for the first and all over the airwaves. England in Christmas was vibrant. New Years Eve with the parents at a ballroom party and then walk the streets of London afterhours …. Oxford Street, Regent Street, Marble Arche, Park Lane, Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, etc. Crowds of people on the streets with champagne bottles and beer in their hands; everyone hugging each other; confetti in the air; cars honking; IT’S A CELEBRATION, BITCH!

And Chaka Khan‘s I Feel For You takes me there whenever I play the track around this time of year.

Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You” (12″ Extended)…

Artist: Chaka Khan
Title: I Feel For You (12″ Extended)
Year: 1984
Label: Warner Bros.
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.
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Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You” (12″ Extended) (mp3)

 

Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You” (1989 Remix)…

Artist: Chaka Khan
Title: I Feel For You (1989 Remix)
Year: 1989
Label: Warner Bros.
Media Source: Extracted directly from Audio-CD.

Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You” (1989 Remix) (mp3)

 

We Want Some Pussy

Summer 1987, I had moved back to England to start grade-11 highschool. I went to Tower Records London which was a huge multi-level building by itself at the heart of Piccadilly Circus, London. Down in the huge basement was nothing else but 12-inch records of all genres — a heavenly section for disc-jockeys and music collectors. And that was where I’d finally found a copy of this limited edition release by The 2 Live Crew. I had been looking for this record since January 1987. As a matter of fact, I’d been looking for any 12-inch release of We Want Some Pussy since 1986. Sometime in early 1987, I  heard a remix of We Want Some Pussy at  the legendary Twilight Zone nightclub (located in the attic/roof above a coffee shop) on Bloor Street,  Toronto, Ontario; and since then I was unsuccessful in finding the 12-inch record …… until ….. of course … when I moved back to England more than six months later where I found the last remaining copy of the limited edition. I took the bus home to Rutland Court, Knightbrigde, opened the door to the flat, rushed to the stereo and put the needle to the record …. anxiously wanting to hear the track’s (Liberty City Long Hard) remix. And it sure did blow me away ………… so much better than the original or Classic Dance versions. Harder drum beats from Roland TR-909 (also more 909 wikipedia info here) drum-machine, killer bassline with nice dance/club melody, sampled rock-guitar stab-hits in various pitches/notes and other sweet elements floating on top.

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (Liberty City Long Hard Mix)…

Artist: The 2 Live Crew
Title: We Want Some Pussy (Liberty City Long Hard Mix)
Year: 1987
Label: Luke Skywalker Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (Liberty City Long Hard Mix) (mp3)

 

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (The Original Classic)…

Artist: The 2 Live Crew
Title: We Want Some Pussy (The Original Classic)
Year: 1987
Label: Luke Skywalker Records
Media Source: Recorded straight from 12-inch record to enhanced digital.

The 2 Live Crew – “We Want Some Pussy” (The Original Classic) (mp3)

 

Tower Virgin record store london

Virgin record store, where Tower Records used to be in the same building in Piccadilly Circus, London.

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