Monday, 15 November 2010

Various Artists ''John Morales-The M And M Mixes''


01/21. Tony Adderly – I Ain’t Mad At You (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:52)
02/21. Ronnie Dyson – All Over Your Face (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:13)
03/21. Curtis Hairston – I Want You (All Tonight) (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:25)
04/21. Julia & Company – Breakin’ Down (Sugar Samba) (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (08:55)
05/21. Cubie Burke – Down For Double (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (06:58)
06/21. Universal Robot Band – Wanna Be Your Lover (Demo Version) (04:08)
07/21. La-Rita Gaskin – Never Can Say Goodbye (Demo Version) (05:16)
08/21. Bumblebee Unlimited – Lady Bug (I Just Wanna Be Your Lady Bug) (12'' Version) (07:07)
09/21. Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even (Club Version) (12:45)
10/21. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (JM 4AM Mix Pt. 1) (10:46)
11/21. First Choice – Happy Love Affair (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:26)
12/21. Logg – Lay It On The Line (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (11:17)
13/21. Logg – (You’ve Got) That Something (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (10:23)
14/21. Skyy – Because Of You (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (08:13)
15/21. Inner Life – (Knock Out) Let’s Go Another Round (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (09:58)
16/21. Logg – I Know You Will (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (09:13)
17/21. Funk Deluxe – This Time (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (05:38)
18/21. Instant Funk – No Stoppin’ That Rockin’ (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (06:49)
19/21. Margie Joseph – Move To The Groove (JM After-Session M&M Mix) (07:43)
20/21. Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even (Demo Version) (06:35)
21/21. Inner Life – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (JM 4AM Mix Pt. 1&2) (17:11)

John Morales is a New York remixer whose name one sees on countless records from the 1980s. Everything from Inner Life's I'm Caught Up In A One Night Love Affair, Class Action's Weekend and Aleem's Hooked On Your Love to Lime's Angel Eyes and Monyaka's Go Dea Yaka so you know he's versatile in his mixing skills.
During these mix sessions John would make several different mixes of the tracks he worked on. Morales has kept all these rare mixes in his home studio for more than twenty years. When I interviewed him for a few years ago, he showed me all these reel-to-reel goodies and my jaw just dropped. Why hadn't anyone released these rarities? Well, the wait is over as the British label, BBE has finally given John Morales the respect he deserves by releasing the two-disc set; John Morales - The M&M Mixes. The selections are great and taken directly from John's masters so the sound from what I've heard on this disc are very good. Can't wait to actually hear the full two disc commercial pressing in January!
This single disc promotional CD featured here contains selected highlights from the final double compact disc, which will contain a total of nineteen (19) tracks and be released in early 2010.

This compilation came about by chance. Dimitri from Paris was putting together the "Nightdubbin’" collection, the focus of which was the innovative dub remixing techniques of pioneering wizards from the 1980s. John Morales is one of those legends. The more BBE turned to John for masters of mixes from his vast archive, the more it became inevitable that his story needed to be told. Few can match John Morales contribution to the world of the enthusiast turned remixer come producer. Although familiar with John’s work - his epic mix of Universal Robot Bands boogie anthem is the source from which BBE Records got its name - no attempt had been made to summarise the pinnacle of John's work. This release is a history lesson in dance music. With the late Sergio Munzibai he formed M+M productions whose output of over 650 mixes will be unmatched by many celebrity big name remixers today. From the Rolling Stones to Gloria Estefan, The Temptations to Hall & Oates, Aretha Franklin to BBE - all have been moulded by John’s everlasting influence.

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