Kym Mazelle – Crazy & Brilliant



Album Tipp:

Über die Anfänge von Kym Mazelle und ihr Debut Album: „Crazy“ bzw. „Brilliant!“ mit den zahlreichen Single Auskoppelungen („Useless“, „Got to get you back“, „Wait“ uva.) + Infos zum Label Syncopate.

Die Anfänge

Kym Mazelle (geboren 1960 als Kimberley Grigsby in Gary, Indiana, USA) wollte zunächst Opern Sängerin werden.
Mitte der 80er Jahre zog sie nach Chicago und fing dort ein Studium am Mundelein College an.
Doch es kam anders – Kyms arbeitete bei DJ International und lernte Marshall Jefferson kennen. Gemeinsam entstand ’87 der Song „Taste My Love“ und Anfang ’88 mit „I’m a Lover“ die erste Single unter Kyms Namen.
Der Anfang ihrer Karriere.
Kym wurde in Chicago sehr bald zu einer festen Größe,
zur „Queen of House music“.

House To House ft. Kym Mazelle – Taste my Love ’87
Written: Virgo (= Marshall Jefferson) & Cornelius Wells
Producer: Marshall Jefferson for Brickhouse Music Productions, Inc.


Label: Police Records #PR 01001

  1. Taste My Love (Taste That Radio Mix) 4:00
  2. Taste My Love (Mazelle Mix) 5:18
  3. Taste My Love (Tasty Club Mix) 5:36

Mixed by Dean Anderson | Engineer: Steve Frisk
Recorded at Streeterville Studios, Chicago

Kym Mazelle – I’m a Lover ’88
Erste Kym Mazelle Single! Release: 01.04.88

Label: Lower Level Records #LLR 2

  1. I’m a Lover 6:45
  2. I’m a Lover (Dub) 7:27
  3. I’m a Lover (Acapella) 2:59

Producer: Marshall Jefferson | Mixing: Manny Lehman
Executive-Producer: DeWayne A. Powell | Mastering: Patti Firrincili | Recording: Steve Frisk


Während einer House Music Live Promotion in London wurde Kym angesprochen von Syncopate Records. Sie schlossen einen Vertrag und das UK Label übernahm die internationale Vermarktung!

…Pioneering House Music in a major way 1988.
The 1st major Label Artist International signing, in the UK to the world
Kym Mazelle

mehr Infos zu Syncopate Records anzeigen

Charterfolge

Die erste Single auf Synocopate „Useless (I Don’t Need You Now)“ brachte bereits einen ersten Chart Erfolg. (UK-Charts #53, US Hot Dance Club Play #13)
Der Durchbruch kam jedoch mit der Single „Wait“, einem Duett mit Dr. Robert (Robert Howard) Sänger von der damals sehr populären Band ‚The Blow Monkeys‘ (Hit: „Digging Your Scene“).
Der Song erreichte am 11.02.89 Platz 7 der UK Charts. (direkt vor Ten City „That’s the Way Love is“)
1990 folgte mit der Single „Missing you“ von Soul II Soul ein weiterer Chart Erfolg #22 UK.

Das Album: Crazy ’89


Das Debut Album erschien 1989 auf Syncopate Records unter dem Titel „Crazy“.
Mit Songs geschrieben von Marshall Jefferson, Larry Heard, CeCe Rogers und Morgan King u.a.

Kym Mazelle – Crazy ’89 (Tracklist)
Label: Syncopate #SYLP 6004 (LP) #CDSYLP 6004 (CD)

  1. Love Strain 5:12 (Kym Mazelle, Morgan King)
    Producer: Alvin Moody, Vincent Bell
  2. No One Can Love You More Than Me 4:19 (Terry Brittan, Billy Livsey)
    Producer: Ric Wake
  3. This Love Will Never Die 3:32 (Shelly Piekin)
    Producer: Ric Wake
  4. Don’t Scandalize My Name 4:55 (Danny Madden)
    Producer: Allen George, Fred McFarlane
  5. [with Dr.Robert] Wait 3:10 (Rober Howard aka Dr. Robert)
    Producer: Dr. Robert
  6. * Just What It Takes 4:17
  7. * Treat Me Right 4:13 (Larry Heard)
  8. Was That All It Was 4:06 (Jerry Butler, John L. Usry Jnr, Linda Conlon)
    Producer: Marshall Jefferson | Cover Version von Jean Carne (1979)
  9. * Don’t Make Me Over 4:19 (Burt Bacharch & Hal David)
  10. Got To Get You Back 5:15 (CeCe Rogers)
    Producer, Arranged: CeCe Rogers, Marshall Jefferson
  11. Crazy ‚Bout The Man 4:30 (Paul Waller, Ollie Marland, Kym Mazelle)
    Producer: Allen George, Fred McFarlane
  12. Never In A Million Years 5:28 (Marshall Jefferson, Kym Mazelle)
    Producer: Marshall Jefferson
  13. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) 5:31 (Marshall Jefferson)
    Producer: Marshall Jefferson
  14. Can’t Make Nobody Love You 3:30 (Ira Antelis, Keithen Carter)
    Producer: Ira Antelis, Steve Shafer

*= CD Bonus Tracks
Kym Mazelle-Crazy_Cover back LP_Cut

Credits:
Executive-Producer: Kym Mazelle & DeWayne A. Powell
Design, Artwork: The Artful Dodgers

In Nord-Amerika wurde der Albumtitel geändert in „Brilliant!“ mit abweichender Tracklist und vielen Remix-Versionen.
In Europa erschien ’91 zudem noch ein Remix Album namens Brilliant!! (mit zwei Ausrufezeichen) inkl. zwei neuer Tracks.

Kym Mazelle – Brilliant! ’89 (Tracklist)
Label: Capitol Records #C1-93382
i=Anmerkungen zu Abweichungen zum Original Album „Crazy“

  1. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) 5:32
    i: Remix by Norman Cook (Revenge Mix)
  2. Got To Get You Back 4:18 i: Remix
  3. Never In A Million Years 4:38 i: Remix
  4. [with Dr.Robert] Wait 4:57 i: Remix by Juan Atkins ( Edit)
  5. Treat Me Right 5:20 i: längerer Mix der original Version
  6. Don’t Scandalize My Name 5:02 i: Remix by Steve Silk Hurley (Edit)
  7. Was That All It Was 4:19 i: Remix by David Morales (Def Mix Edit)
  8. Love Strain 3:56 i: gekürzter Mix der original Version
  9. * Can’t Make Nobody Love You 3:30 i: einziger identischer Track
  10. * Crazy ‚Bout The Man (Krazy Club Mix) 8:37 i: Remix

*= CD Bonus Tracks

Kym Mazelle – Brilliant!! ’91 (Tracklist)
Label: Parlophone #CDP 7964872
i=Anmerkungen zu den Tracks

  1. No One Can Love You More Than Me (Boilerhouse Mix) 4:59 i: Remix by Ben Wolff & Andy Dean
  2. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) 3:38 i: Remix by Norman Cook (Revenge Edit)
  3. Don’t Scandalize My Name (US Remix) 5:29 i: Remix by Steve Silk Hurley
  4. Skin I’m In 5:25 i: NEU
    Written: Kym Mazelle, Simon Law, Yazz | Producer: Dr. Ross, The Funky Ginger
  5. Love Strain 6:22 i: Remix (Slam City Club Version)
  6. If It’s Love You Want 4:39 i: NEU
    Written: Kym Mazelle, Vernon Campbell, Nigel Lowes | Producer: Gilly G, IMD, Paul Horton
  7. Never In A Million Years (Doc & Jamie’s Remix) 6:38 i: Remix by Steve Silk Hurley
  8. Crazy ‚Bout The Man (The World Remix) 4:11 i: Remix by Frankie Knuckles
  9. Was That All It Was (Def Mix Edit) 5:39 i: Remix by David Morales


Die Maxi-Singles zum Album:

insgesamt erschienen 8(!) Album-Tracks als Maxi:

Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) ’88
Label: Syncopate #12SY 18

  1. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (12″ Mix) 6:51
  2. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Deep House) 6:14
  3. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Ad Lib Dub) 5:52

Remix > Label: Syncopate #12SYX 18

  1. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Long Club Version)
  2. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (After Hours Club)
  3. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Dub Mix)

US-Release > Label: Capitol Records #V-15406
Tracklist anzeigen


UK 2×12″ > Label: Syncopate #12SYDJ 18
Tracklist anzeigen

Dr Robert & Kym Mazelle ‎– Wait! ’89

Dr Robert


Label: Lower Level Records #LLR 2

  1. Wait (Long) 6:34 Mixed by Juan Atkins
  2. Wait (Short) 3:05
  3. Wait (Beats & Pieces) 3:53 Mixed by Kevin Saunderson

UK-Remix > Label: RCA #PT 42598

  1. Wait (Re-Mix) 8:22 Mixed by Kevin Saunderson
  2. Wait (Short) 3:05
  3. Wait (Beats & Pieces) 3:53
Got To Get You Back ’89
Label: Syncopate #12SY 25

  1. Got To Get You Back (The Groovy Piano Mix) 6:20
  2. Got To Get You Back (The Amazella Mix) 6:36
  3. Got To Get You Back (The Groovy Instrumental Mix) 5:38

Producer: Marshall Jefferson | Remixes: Blaze | Lead Guitar: Herb Lawson (Ten City)
Recorded & Mixed by Tom O’Leary at Matrix Studios | Executive Producer: Dewayne A. Powell
Design: The Artful Dodgers


Remix > Label: Syncopate #12SYX 25

  1. Got To Get You Back (Gettin‘ Back Mix) 7:07
  2. Got To Get You Back (Saturday Night Special) 6:08
  3. Got To Get You Back (Club Dub) 4:37

Remixes: Marshall Jefferson

Love Strain ’89
Label: Syncopate #12SY 30

  1. Love Strain (Slam City Club Version) 6:23
  2. Love Strain (Sax Strain) 4:26
  3. Love Strain (Dub Strain) 5:52

Producer: Vincent Bell & Alvin Moody
Backing Vocals: Chandra Armstead, Gordon Dukes, Jenny Douglas McRae
Executive Producer: DeWayne A. Powell | Programmed: Alvin Moody


Remix > Label: Syncopate #12SYX 30

  1. Love Strain (Frankie Foncett Remix) 6:49
  2. Love Strain (Deep Dub) 6:40
  3. Love Strain (Slam City Club Version) 6:23

Was That All It Was ’89
Label: Syncopate #12SY 32

  1. Was That All It Was (Def Mix Edit) 3:51
  2. Was That All It Was (Def Mix) 7:52
  3. Was That All It Was (Def Mix Dub) 7:21

Producer: Marshall Jefferson | Additional Production & Remix: David Morales for Def Mix Inc. | Executive Producer: DeWayne A. Powell


Remix > Label: Syncopate #12SYX 32

  1. Was That All It Was (Classic Philly Mix)
  2. Was That All It Was (South Philly Dub)
  3. Was That All It Was (Center City Dub)

Producer: Marshall Jefferson | Additional Production & Remix: Les Adams (L.A. Mix)


Re-Remix > Label: Syncopate #12SYXX 32

  1. Was That All It Was (The Orbital Mix) 5:40
  2. Was That All It Was (The Jungle Mix) 5:40
  3. Was That All It Was (The Red Zone Mix) 5:27

Producer: Marshall Jefferson | #2+3 Additional Production & Remix: David Morales for Def Mix Inc.

Don’t Scandalize My Name ’89
US-Release > Label: Capitol Records #V-15613

  1. Don’t Scandalize My Name (Hurley’s Deep Remix) 6:15
  2. Don’t Scandalize My Name (Hurley’s Deep Dub) 5:55
  3. Don’t Scandalize My Name (Club Mix) 6:57
  4. Don’t Scandalize My Name (Instrumental Mix) 5:09

Producer: Allen George, Fred McFarlane
Remix + Additional Producer: Steve „Silk“ Hurley
Executive Producer: Kym Mazelle, Scott Folks | Rap: Kym Mazelle

Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) Remixes ’90
UK Remix > Label: Syncopate #12SY 36

  1. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Revenge Mix)
  2. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Revenge Bonus Beats)
  3. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Mazelle V Dangerous C)

UK Remix CD > Label: Syncopate #1CDP 560 20 3860 2

  1. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Revenge Edit) 3:34
    Remix and additional Production: Norman Cook
  2. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Moody Edit) 3:28
    Remix and additional Production: David Morales for Def Mix Inc.
  3. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Revenge Mix) 5:57
    Remix and additional Production: Norman Cook
  4. Useless (Mazelle V Dangerous C) (Winner takes all) 5:50
    Mixed : Greg Wilson

UK Re-Remix > Label: Syncopate #12SYX 36

  1. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Moody Mix)
  2. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Trump Mix)
  3. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Ivana Mix)

Keyboards: Eric Kupper | Piano: Peter Schwartz | Remix: David Morales

No One Can Love You More Than Me / Never In A Million Years ’91
Label: Parlophone #12R 6287

  1. No One Can Love You More Than Me (Boilerhouse Ext. Version) 4:53
  2. Never In A Million Years (Doc & Jamie’s Remix) 6:34
  3. Never In A Million Years (Hurley’s Remix) 7:00

Producer: #1 Ric Wake, #2+3 Marshall Jefferson
Arrange: #1 Ric Wake, Rich Tancredi #2+3 Marshall Jefferson


Remix > Label: Parlophone #12RX 6287

  1. No One Can Love You More Than Me (Touchdown Mix)
  2. No One Can Love You More Than Me (Simon’s Snowed In Mix)
  3. Never In A Million Years (Full Length Club Mix)
  4. Never In A Million Years (Instrumental)

Additional Production & Remix:
#1+2 Simon Dunmore & Steve Mac, Remix Engineer: Steve Mac
#3+4 Jazzie B & Nellie Hooper, Remix Engineer: Howie Bernstein

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