Choice MC’s / Fresh Gordon – Beat Of The Street b/w Gordy’s Groove

Tommy Boy (US) [TB 871] 1985

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Second release by Choice MC’s and the first to feature Gordon Pickett aka Fresh Gordon as a solo artist. Gordon went on to release a couple more records for Tommy Boy before choosing to remain on the production side where he felt his talent really was.

“Gordy’s Groove” was a last minute record put together to make the deadline for the B-side track and features a well known sample from “The Andy Griffith Show”. The intro was later sampled for DJ Z-Trip’s “The Breakfast Club” in 2005.

There are a couple of different versions of this, one of which contains the additional Opie’s remix of “Gordy’s Groove” by Eric Calvi and Joey Gardner and the other includes a slightly longer version of the Mayberry mix, according to the label, although I’m not sure which one came first. There is also a picture cover plus some very limited promo only colour vinyls on clear, red, yellow and white vinyl.


Version 1

Side A

Beat Of The Street (Vocal) [4:25]
Dub Of The Street (Dub Mix) [3:25]

Side B

Gordy’s Groove (Mayberry Mix) [4:25]

Version 2

Side A

Beat Of The Street (Vocal) [4:25]
Dub Of The Street (Dub Mix) [3:25]

Side B

Gordy’s Groove (Opie’s Remix) [4:00]
Gordy’s Groove (Mayberry Mix) [4:25]



One comment

  • J.P. Edmund

    Opie Remix was the latter release. Long story short the song was a B Side, there was no paperwork for it and I owned the masters. They did not want to meet my demands (or pay me) so I held the master and they did the remix to remove my name from it.

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