Kym Mazelle – Crazy & Brilliant



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„.

Kym Mazelle
Kym Mazelle

House To House ft. Kym Mazelle – Taste my Love ’87

Written: Virgo (= Marshall Jefferson) & Cornelius Wells

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

Producer: Marshall Jefferson for Brickhouse Music Productions, Inc.
Mixed by Dean Anderson | Engineer: Steve Frisk
Recorded at Streeterville Studios, Chicago

House To House ft. Kym Mazelle - Taste my Love, Label B, 1987
Taste my Love – Label B
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

Kym Mazelle - I'm a Lover, Label A, 1988
I’m a Lover – Label A
Kym Mazelle - Autogramm Karte 1989
Kym Mazelle – Autogramm Karte 1989 (Ausschnitt) – Klick komplett


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

Syncopate_Logo Label_sw
Das Sublabel von EMI Records wurde von Rob Sawyer (A&R) im August 1985 in London gegründet. Die erste Release (Lola „Wax the Vain“) erschien aber erst im März 1987.

Rob Sawyer: „…Syncopate is designed to attract the next generation of black British street music

Einige weitere Künstler des Labels: Lanier & Co | Tongue N Cheek | Brass Construction
und einige House Release von: Penthouse 4 | Keith Thompson | 2 Puerto Ricans, A Blackman And A Dominican | House Engineers.
Es ist vermutlich EMI’s Antwort auf das erfolgreiche Streetsounds Label von Morgan Khan.


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

Kym Mazelle - Crazy, Album Cover front, 1989
Crazy – Album Front Cover


Infos zum Debut Album „Crazy“, erschienen 1989 auf Syncopate Records.

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

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

Kym Mazelle - Crazy, Album Cover back, 1989
Crazy – Album Back Cover (Tracklist)

In Nord-Amerika wurde der Albumtitel geändert in „Brilliant!“ mit abweichender Tracklist und vielen Remix-Versionen.

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, Album Cover front, 1989
Brilliant! – Album Front Cover
Kym Mazelle - Brilliant, Album Cover back, 1989
Brilliant! – Album Back Cover

In Europa erschien ’91 zudem noch ein Remix Album namens „Brilliant!!“ (mit zwei Ausrufezeichen), inkl. zwei neuer 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
Kym Mazelle - Brilliant Remix, Album Cover front, 1991
Brilliant!! – Album Front Cover

Kym Mazelle - Brilliant Remix, Album Cover back, 1991
Brilliant!! – Album Back Cover

Die Maxi-Singles zum Album:

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

Kym Mazelle - Useless, Maxi Cover, 1988
Useless 12“
Dr Robert and Kym Mazelle - Wait, Maxi Cover, 1989
Wait (ft. Dr Robert)
Kym Mazelle - Got to get you back, Maxi Cover, 1989
Got to get you back
Kym Mazelle - Love Strain, Maxi Cover, 1989
Love Strain 12“
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

  1. Useless (House Mix) 9:53
  2. Useless (Club Mix) 7:13
  3. Useless (Ad Lib Mix) 5:54
  4. Useless (Hot Night Mix) 9:56
  5. Useless (After Hours Dub) 4:30
  6. Useless (A Capella) 3:34

Info: #1 (House Mix) und #4 (Hot Night Mix) sind identisch.
#5+6 Remix: Robert Clivillés and David Cole


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

  1. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Fierce Club)
  2. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (After Hours Club)
  3. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Radio Edit)
  4. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Dub)
  5. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Acappella)
  6. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (12″ Mix)
  7. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Ad Lib Mix)
  8. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Radio Mix)
  9. Useless (I Don’t Need You Now) (Deep House Mix)
Dr Robert & Kym Mazelle ‎– Wait! ’89

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
Dr Robert
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
Kym Mazelle - Was that all it was, Maxi Cover, 1989
Was that all it was 12“
Kym Mazelle - Don't Scandalize my Name, Maxi Cover, 1989
Don’t Scandalize my Name
Kym Mazelle - Useless (Remixes), Maxi Cover, 1990
Useless (Remixes) 12“
Kym Mazelle - No One Can Love You More Than Me, Maxi Cover, 1991
No One Can Love You More Than Me
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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