First Choice ‎– Let No Man Put Asunder

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This disco classic by First Choice has been remixed many times since its debut on the 1977 album First Choice - Delusions. The 1979 Walter Gibbons version was the first remix to circulate, but it was the next set of remixes, in 1983, that elevated the song to the top of the dance charts. Shep Pettibone's 8-minute vocal/instrumental/acapella suite is the most famous. It was backed by separate vocal and instrumental versions by Frankie Knuckles.

This entry is for the 1983 remixes done by Pettibone and Knuckles, plus all subsequent releases on which any of these appear as the main track(s), with the exception of double A-sided singles and split singles.

Other releases:
1987 Remixes: First Choise* - Let No Man Put Asunder
1987 Double A-side: First Choice Featuring Rochelle Fleming - Let No Man Put Asunder / Let Me Down Easy
1988 Double A-side: First Choice - Dr. Love / Let No Man Put Asunder
1989 Remixes: First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Special Remixed Version)
1993 Remixes: First Choice Featuring Rochelle Fleming - Let No Man Put Asunder
1995 Remixes: First Choice Feat. Rochelle Fleming - Let No Man Put Asunder ('95 Remixes)
1997 Remixes: First Choice - Let No Man
1999 Remixes: First Choice Featuring Rochelle Fleming - Let No Man Put Asunder
2013 Remixes: First Choice - Let No Man Put Asunder (Castle Queenside's Hardy Throwback Edit)

Versions (25)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SG 397 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", Single) Salsoul Records SG 397 US 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 3218 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3218 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
SALP (C) 257 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Salsoul Records SALP (C) 257 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
SG 9706 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Salsoul Records SG 9706 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
SG 397 DJ First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", Promo) Salsoul Records SG 397 DJ US 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 1218 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(7", Single) Rams Horn Records RHR 1218 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 3218 First Choice Let No Man Put Us Under(12", Single) Rams Horn Records RHR 3218 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
RHR 1218 First Choice Let No Man Put Us Under(7", Single) Rams Horn Records RHR 1218 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
821 061-1 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Polydor 821 061-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
RHR 3307 First Choice Let No Man Put Us Under(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3307 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
RHR 3433 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3433 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
RHR 3433 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Rams Horn Records RHR 3433 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
RHR 3433 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", RE) Rams Horn Records RHR 3433 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
RHR 3433 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", RE, Bab) Rams Horn Records RHR 3433 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
OUS-3 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", W/Lbl) Serious Records (2) OUS-3 UK 1987 Sell This Version
B-MX-1048 First Choice Let No Man Put Us Under(12", Maxi) Grind B-MX-1048 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
RHR 3433 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", RE) Rams Horn Records RHR 3433 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
SALS 005 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Salsoul Records SALS 005 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
CLCL 013 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(CD, Maxi) Club Classics (2) CLCL 013 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SKINNY 1 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder (Remix)(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Skinny & Big SKINNY 1 1999 Sell This Version
SALSA 12 001 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Suss'd Records SALSA 12 001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SALSA 12 001 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", TP, W/Lbl) Suss'd Records SALSA 12 001 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SSC01 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12") Salsoul Classics SSC01 US Unknown Sell This Version
SSC01 First Choice Let No Man Put Asunder(12", Unofficial) Salsoul Classics SSC01 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
XXX - 1 First Choice Let No Man Put Us Under(12", S/Sided, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label XXX - 1 US Unknown Sell This Version

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EricLeRouge

EricLeRouge

April 25, 2018
referencing Let No Man Put Us Under, 12", RHR 3307
How the title of that song changed from 'Let No Man Put Asunder' to 'Let No Man Put Us Under' has always puzzled me.
DiscoJoints

DiscoJoints

June 4, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Let No Man Put Asunder, 12", W/Lbl, OUS-3
Who really cares................
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

July 1, 2006
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Let No Man Put Asunder, 12", Single, SG 397

A ‘must-have’ in any DJ case and a ‘must-be’ on every ‘all time Disco list’, “Let No Man Put Asunder” was much more than a feminist anthem or underground Disco hit, as it represented a standard for a whole generation.

The acappella of this timeless Disco classic is arguably among the most sampled ever in the history of the Dance Music, just like was the music from Kraftwerk or The J.B.’s.

Shep Pettibone’s version for “Let No Man Put Asunder” on A side became an instant classic; the single also had a version by the Warehouse resident DJ Frankie Knuckles on the opposite side. The acappella and the fact that both versions were made by heros of the quality music scene from that time made this the most special release of this classic.

Strange as it may seem, the credits for this tune point the production date on 1977, but this single in particular with its versions and acappella was only released years later, in 1983. This was therefore the first pressing with the quintessential acappella by the diva Rochelle Fleming, a true relic.
AtomicCow

AtomicCow

July 22, 2002
referencing Let No Man Put Asunder, 12", Unofficial, SSC01
Listening to Let No Man Put Asunder is like hearing a mega-mix of early 90's hardcore, it was sampled so much! What a great piece of funky disco it is.