Status IV, Herbie Hancock, and Chaka Khan, played by Paul

15 08 2011

Status IV ~ You Ain’t Really Down ~ Radar US / TMT then Domino UK ~ 1983
Eric Matthews & Tony Lee’s project from 1983. It made UK no 56 in ’83 then our friend Gary Jones rereleased it as the first track on his Domino Records label, catalogue number DOM 1T 1985. Gary, if you read this, we’d love to buy you a drink and have a catch up! What a tune!

Herbie Hancock ~ You Bet Your Love ~ Columbia Records ~ 1979
From his Feets Don’t Fail Me Now album Herbie Hancock with You Bet Your Love, written with Allee Willis, David Rubinson, Jeffrey Cohen, released on Columbia Records in 1979 UK no 18

~ Warner Brothers ~ 1981/89
originally from her What Cha Gonna Do Fo Mr album, this is the Tony Humphries remix from the Life Is A Dance ~ The Remix project from 1989 written by Chaka with producer Arif Mardin. It features an all-star band including Jerry Hey on trumpet, Larry Williams on Sax, and AWB’s Hamish Stewart on guitar.

Here’s the original version …




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