Ellis D* ‎– Took My Love Away

Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

Companies, etc.



Label show 45 rpm but it actually plays at 33 rpm.

Produced, mixed & edited for JV Productions.
Recorded at Shakedown Sound, NYC.
Published by Crime Wave Music. ASCAP / Jonlin Jr.. ASCAP.
©&℗ Minimal Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): MIN-5 A JR LOVES R LOVE MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK cg☮
  • Matrix / Runout (B-SIde Runout Etching): MIN-5 COMM B

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLXV 1507 Ellis-D Took My Love Away(12", Ltd, RE) XL Recordings XLXV 1507 UK 2004 Sell This Version
XXL 004 Ellis-D Took My Love Away(12") XL Recordings XXL 004 UK 1989 Sell This Version
XLXV 1507 Ellis-D Took My Love Away(4xFile, WAV, RE) XL Recordings XLXV 1507 UK 2004
MIN 05 Ellis-D Took My Love Away(4xFile, WAV) Minimal Records (2) MIN 05 US Unknown
MIN-5 Ellis D* Took My Love Away(12", TP) Minimal Records (2) MIN-5 US 1989 Sell This Version


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March 30, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

Bedroom DJs and working DJs love to hate on Junior Vasquez and his success. Well this is where his long road to success really started. This is one of his first productions that became a big NYC House anthem. It's ahead-of-its-time and very much in tune with the times, "back in the day"; The Paradise Garage had just closed a year previous, Chicago House was ruling the club charts and inspiring a wave of English style House and Acid, and this formula of sampling a famous disco diva's voice over a repetitious, non-commercial production would become a blueprint that's used to this very day. On top of that, this was one of Junior's first "Sound Factory signature songs". He played it for the first time publicly on the very first night that Sound Factory was open. And Sound Factory was a club that Junior and his friends and investors created from the ground up. How many DJ's have successfully created their own mega-club and underground party from scratch? Hatin' DJ's: check *yourselves* out!


June 2, 2004
Loletta Holloway sample, driven past the point of no return - it builds and builds and when the tension release comes it is just blinding. Very Rave.