Alisha ‎– Baby Talk

Vanguard ‎– 883 724-1
Vinyl, 12", Maxi-Single, 45 RPM


A Baby Talk (Special Remix) 6:45
B1 Baby Talk (Dub Instrumental) 5:36
B2 One Little Lie 4:24

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Information from cover: 118 BPM.

Made in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42288 37241 7
  • Label Code: LC 0381
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side A): 883 724 - 1 S 1 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Side B): 883 724 - 1 S 2 320

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPV 89 Alisha Baby Talk(12") Vanguard SPV 89 US 1985 Sell This Version
GDC 2102-8 Alisha Baby Talk / All Night Passion(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music GDC 2102-8 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SPV 89 Alisha Baby Talk(12") Vanguard SPV 89 Canada 1985 Sell This Version
545 2012417 Alisha Baby Talk(7", Single) Hispavox 545 2012417 Spain 1985 Sell This Version
12 TOCO 6 Alisha Baby Talk(12") Total Control Records (4) 12 TOCO 6 UK 1985 Sell This Version



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November 24, 2012

In the late '80s and early '90s, the sound of New York club music was either freestyle, or mellow, deep house, or soulful garage house with a strong disco element. But before that, c. 1984-1985, house was strictly confined to Chicago, and only a few New York producers dabbled in the genre. The resulting records were at most just "housey", treating the Chicago sound as more of an affectation to breathe new life into post-boogie R&B than as something to be fully immersed in.

"Baby Talk" is a great example. The song was a huge mainstream club hit in 1985-1986, but was little-known on weekday radio, at least where I'm from. It was very well made—one of Mark Berry's best productions. It has somewhat freestyle-ish pop vocals and a relatively complex-percussion backing track. It's housey in an early, experimental way, before the genre became so well-defined. Some may find it too "busy," but personally, I love this hybrid sound; it's a little more accessible and fun, not so monotonous as what was to come.