Herbie Hancock ‎– Rockit (S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Version)

CBS ‎– TA 3577
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single

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A Rockit (Long Version)
Bass – Bill Laswell, Daniel PonceEngineer [Gsr] – Billy Youdelman, Bryan Bell, Dave JerdenEngineer [Oao] – Martin BisiEngineer [Rpm, Assistant] – Dominic Maita*, Mike KrowiakManagement – Adam's Dad Management*Management [Administration For Material] – Roger TrillingMixed By – Dave JerdenProducer – Herbie Hancock, MaterialProducer [Associate] – Tony MeilandtProgrammed By [Mini-moog], Keyboards [Dmx, Synare] – Michael BeinhornSynthesizer [Fairlight Cmi, Mini-moog, E-mu 4060, Rhodes Chroma, Clavitar], Keyboards [Digital Keyboard], Performer [Sennheiser Vocoder, Dr. Click Rhythm Controller] – Herbie HancockTurntables – Grandmixer D. ST.*Written-By – B. Laswell*, H. Hancock*, M. Beinhorn*
B1 You Bet Your Love
Producer – David Rubinson And Friends, Inc.*, Herbie HancockWritten-By – A. Willis*, D. Rubinson*, H. Hancock*, J. Cohen*
B2 I Thought It Was You
Producer – David Rubinson And Friends, Inc.*, Herbie HancockWritten-By – H. Hancock*, J. Cohen*, M. Ragin*

Companies, etc.


Basic tracks recorded at OAO Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y.C.
New York overdubs recorded at RPM Studios, N.Y.C.
Keyboard overdubs & additional recording at Garage Sale Recording (GSR), Los Angeles, CA.
Mixed at Eldorado Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
Adam's Dad Management, San Francisco, CA

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Other (Distribution code): CB 241
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched. Var. 1 & 2): TA 3577 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched. Var. 1): TA 3577 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched. Var. 2): TA 3577 B2

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title  (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rock It(7", Single) CBS A 3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CBSA 3577, A-3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBSA 3577, A-3577 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
44 03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Promo) Columbia 44 03978 US 1983 Sell This Version
38 04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") Columbia 38 04054 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
BS-35,042 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Ltd, Gre) CBS BS-35,042 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version


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June 10, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
For all the undeniable attention that 'Rockit' got for its wider influence on popular music and music videos, music lovers would equally have been glad of the inclusion of the tracks on the B side. Two of Herbie's Disco masterpieces included with a future Electro classic. What more could you want?


October 16, 2012

worth every penny ! great ta scratch over! hip hop tune made way back in the 1980s


March 6, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
Classic funky hip hop tune made way back in 1983 by Herbie Hancock, the jazz keyboard master. Funkier than a dog licking his own bone, this starts on a scratch you just can't bitch and keeps dropping bombs all the way through.

The production is excellent, really tight, breaks a-plenty, which build up and up until you have to freak out or burst.

Think about it, this was made back in 1983 with only a handfull of 'modern' gizmos, yet you could play it today to a modern crowd, most of whom weren't even born then and it would still sound contemporary and fill the floor.

Play it at a wedding and it'll probably cause a few people in their forties who should know better to try breakdancing all over again, so get your liability insurance sorted out first. But whatever, you can't knock this enormous tune.