3-D – Tommy Boy Megamix

Tommy Boy (US) [TBLP 1005] 1985

Following Tommy Boy’s 1983 competition entitled ‘Hey Mr. DJ Play That Beat Down By Law Switch The Licks Mastermix Contest’ which resulted in the classic cut-n-paste remix of G.L.O.B.E. and Whiz Kid’s ‘Play That Beat’, Tom Silverman decided to launch another similar competition, this time titled ‘Tommy Boy Renegades Of Funk Big Beat Bust Out Mastermix II’. The successful mix would appear on the forthcoming ‘Tommy Boy Greatest Beats’ compilation album and would be a megamix of the featured tracks.

The winners were 3-D aka the trio of Ralph D’Agostino plus Tommy Musto and Tommy Sozzi of Dynamic Duo and later Dynamix. All of them went on to have highly successful dance music careers.

Their winning megamix appeared on the Greatest Beats album in a couple of varying versions and was also released as a promo only 12″. The main pressing was on standard black vinyl with publishing details printed on a far smaller font to the rest of the text and there was also a limited pressing on red vinyl which had the publishing details printed in the same size text. There was also a UK promo only 12″ which had the same track on each side and a US promo only 7″ with the same radio edit each side. The track was repressed in the 2000’s too but the label was the same as the red vinyl pressing so easy to spot. There was also no Sound Makers stamp in the runout groove.


Original 12″ promo release (Black & Red vinyl) [TBLP 1005]

Side A

Tommy Boy Megamix (Radio Mix) [5:19]

Side B

Tommy Boy Megamix (Brooklyn Mix) [5:32]
Tommy Boy Megamix (Club Mix) [6:50]

Original 7″ promo release [TB 1005 7]

Side A

Tommy Boy Megamix (Radio Edit) [3:51]

Side B

Tommy Boy Megamix (Radio Edit) [3:51]

Original UK promo release

Side A

Tommy Boy Megamix

Side B

Tommy Boy Megamix



 

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