The M&M Mixes, Vol. 3

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The track information and the wording used by John Morales in the brief liner notes make it evident that most of the tracks on The M&M Mixes, Vol. 3 were previously unreleased and remixed within the last few years. Some of this material has been commercially released before, but it's not like disco DJs were scouring MP3 retailers in 2009 to locate something like an eight-minute version of "I Want You," included in the download-only Marvin Gaye compilation Then & Now. Morales: "Among the songs I selected for M&M III are a few of my personal favorites that in my opinion never had a proper extended version." The disco-era pioneer could trick most people into ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The track information and the wording used by John Morales in the brief liner notes make it evident that most of the tracks on The M&M Mixes, Vol. 3 were previously unreleased and remixed within the last few years. Some of this material has been commercially released before, but it's not like disco DJs were scouring MP3 retailers in 2009 to locate something like an eight-minute version of "I Want You," included in the download-only Marvin Gaye compilation Then & Now. Morales: "Among the songs I selected for M&M III are a few of my personal favorites that in my opinion never had a proper extended version." The disco-era pioneer could trick most people into believing that these remixes were made around the time of the original releases, with the exception of certain subjects -- such as the Dramatics' "Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get" and Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give You Up" -- that predated the disco 12" format. Morales, as usual, tends to take a reverent approach to the source material. Only the Blackbyrds' "Rock Creek Park" seems radical with the addition of an insistent kick drum. The catalogs of heavyweight disco labels like Philadelphia International, Salsoul, Prelude, and West End are raided, and though some of the picks seem obvious, it can be fascinating to compare new and old -- like Morales' lithe work on Skyy's "First Time Around" and Larry Levan's grittier 1980-issued mix of the same song. Some of the picks -- like Side Effect's vocal version of Ronnie Laws' "Always There," and Johnny Hammond's "Fantasy," a Mizell brothers production from 1975 -- are pleasant surprises and could be doubled in length without testing patience. This is a small treasure chest for DJs who still spin disco, as well as those who cannot get enough of it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/30/2013
  • Label: Bbe
  • UPC: 730003121128
  • Catalog Number: 211
  • Sales rank: 212,562

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Never, Never Gonna Give You Up - Barry White (10:12)
  2. 2 Always There - Side Effect (9:05)
  3. 3 Was That All It Was - Jean Carne (9:58)
  4. 4 You Can't Have My Love - Hamilton Affair (9:25)
  5. 5 Do What You Wanna Do - T-Connection (9:12)
  6. 6 I Think I'll Do Some Stepping On My Own - Sandy Barber (9:21)
  7. 7 Fantasy - Johnny Hammond (8:07)
  8. 8 If You Know Like I Know - Teddy Pendergrass (9:27)
Disc 2
  1. 1 You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else - The Jones Girls (10:59)
  2. 2 Now That We Found Love - Third World (9:40)
  3. 3 Rock Creek Park - Donald Byrd & the Blackbyrds (9:19)
  4. 4 Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get - The Dramatics (6:59)
  5. 5 Up Jumped the Devil - John Davis & The Monster Orchestra (8:26)
  6. 6 Only You - Teddy Pendergrass (9:29)
  7. 7 I Want Your Lovin' (Just A Little Bit) - Curtis Hairston (7:45)
  8. 8 I Want You - Marvin Gaye (8:32)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Hit and Run - Loleatta Holloway (11:30)
  2. 2 Ride on the Rhythm - Mahogany (8:43)
  3. 3 Crying - Instant Funk (9:41)
  4. 4 Is It All Over My Face? - Loose Joints (10:12)
  5. 5 Searchin' for Some Lovin' - Debbie Trusty (8:26)
  6. 6 First Time Around - Skyy (10:22)
  7. 7 You're Just the Right Size - The Salsoul Orchestra (9:55)
  8. 8 Do It To the Music - Raw Silk (9:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Morales Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Third World Producer
Ray Barretto Composer
Marvin Gaye Executive Producer
Barry White Arranger, Composer, Producer
Johnny Hammond Composer
Jay Hoggard Composer
Ronnie Laws Composer
Gene Page Arranger
Chris Blackwell Executive Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Executive Producer
Tony Hester Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Frank Kejmar Engineer
John Morales Engineer, Liner Notes, Remixing, Additional Production
Clyde Otis Composer, Producer
Fred Ross Engineer
Alex Sadkin Producer
Art Stewart Engineer
Cory Wade Producer
Paul Allen Composer
Leon Ware Composer, Producer, rhythm arrangement
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Curtis Hairston Composer
Nat Adderley Jr. Composer
Arthur Ross Composer
Whitehead Composer
Gregory William Radford Composer
McFadden Composer
Felder Composer
Conlon Composer
William Jeffery Composer
Killgo Composer
Saunders Composer
T. Coakley Composer
Larry Minzell Composer
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