Instant Funk ‎– I Got My Mind Made Up / Wide World Of Sports

Salsoul Records ‎– SG 207
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM



Please be aware that two other "SG 207" also exist with different tracklisting on the B-Side!
Produced for Bundino Productions.
℗ 1978 Salsoul Record Corp.


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November 5, 2018
edited 6 months ago
This was Larry Levan's second mixing credit, after the Cookie Monster mix that became a pretty popular break in early hip-hop routines. Walter Gibbons' faith was becoming very important to him, and was a big reason why he started to be very particular about the types of records he would work on. He worked on this mix for weeks with engineer Bob Blank, but went as far as to ask Ken Cayre to have the lyrics re-written, and when denied, abandoned the mix all together. It was at this point that Levan was brought in, and put the finishing touches on the mix, most notably extending it to nearly 10 minutes. Gibbons insisted that Levan take full credit for the mix. Although this account is disputed by Cayre, insisting that Gibbons was never apart of this mix. Sonically, it certainly sound more like a reel-to-reel edit that Gibbons would play at Galaxy 21, as compared to the then very young producer, Levan. Nonetheless, Levan would soon take over the lion's share of remix work for Salsoul, while Gibbons mixed a few more records for them before starting his own label, Jus Born Records, in 84.

(paraphrased from "Disco Madness: Walter Gibbons and the Legacy of Turntablism and Remixology" by Tim Lawrence)


November 18, 2015
Listening back on 'Wide World Of Sports' (?? never figured the name out) I was reminded of the genius 96' underground anthem 'We Are One' by Scotland's own Paul Flynn, aka DJ-Q:
Now that's sampling....