Lil Louis & The World* ‎– I Called U (But You Weren't There)

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I Called U (Original Mix) 6:21
I Called U (0898 Mix) 6:11
Blackout (Phase 1) 7:11

Versions (16)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FX123, 886 831-1 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U (But You Weren't There)(12") FFRR, FFRR FX123, 886 831-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
886 831-1, FX123 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U (But You Weren't There)(12") FFRR, FFRR 886 831-1, FX123 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
FXRR 123, 886 871-1 Lil' Louis & The World I Called U (But You Weren't There)(12") FFRR, FFRR FXRR 123, 886 871-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
FXR 123, 886 869-1 Lil' Louis & The World I Called U (But You Weren't There)(12") FFRR, FFRR FXR 123, 886 869-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
FX123, 886 831-1 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U (But You Weren't There)(12", Ltd, Mas) FFRR, FFRR FX123, 886 831-1 UK 1989 Sell This Version
886 830-7, F123 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U (But You Weren't There)(7") FFRR, FFRR 886 830-7, F123 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
F123, 886 830-7 Lil' Louis & The World I Called U (But You Weren't There)(7", Single) FFRR, FFRR F123, 886 830-7 UK 1989 Sell This Version
886 831-2, FCD 123 Lil' Louis & The World I Called U (But You Weren't There)(CD, Single) FFRR, FFRR 886 831-2, FCD 123 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
FCS 123 Lil' Louis & The World I Called U (But You Weren't There)(Cass, Single) FFRR FCS 123 UK 1989 Sell This Version
FXDJ 123 Lil' Louis & The World I Called U / Blackout(2x12", Promo, Ltd) FFRR FXDJ 123 UK 1989 Sell This Version
AED 1954 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U(12", Promo) Epic AED 1954 US 1989 Sell This Version
886 879-2 Lil' Louis & The World I Called U (But You Weren't There)(CD, Maxi) FFRR 886 879-2 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
49-73153 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U(12") Epic 49-73153 US 1990 Sell This Version
JW1 Lil' Louis I Called You (USA Underground Remix)(12") Not On Label (Lil' Louis) JW1 2005 Sell This Version
49-73153 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U(12", Unofficial) Epic (2) 49-73153 UK 2008 Sell This Version
AED 73153 Lil Louis & The World* I Called U(12", W/Lbl) Epic AED 73153 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Dofunkk

Dofunkk

July 26, 2014
referencing I Called U, 12", 49-73153

Such an amazing record!. Bur unfortunately was not mastered properly when it was pressed and the grooves are so close to each other in the b1. (The Story Continues) track.

I ordered this press few months ago and when I got it and played it was skipping the groove at appox minute 1:25. I ordered the same record form another seller and it was fine for couple of months, until yesterday it just skipped the groove exactly in the same groove that the previous record used to skip. I checked the grooves with a microscope and they are very close to each other and at the point it skips the grooves are together. It seems that after playing it several times the walls of the groove at that point get worn and makes the needle just go to the next groove.

Does anyone has any idea if the "repress" un-official release from 2008 is skipping int he track b1?

Just wondering before i buy it as it could be my third record to skip in the same place.

Anyone having the same skipping problem?
hamesville

hamesville

June 9, 2012
referencing I Called U (But You Weren't There), 12", FXR 123, 886 869-1

Phase 2 is the instrumental version and in my opinion the much better take. An intense club track with the 'lights go on, lights go out, blackout at the flick of god's switch' vocal and a throbbing bass that made this more the natural progression from French Kiss.
nickmcintyre

nickmcintyre

December 21, 2011
referencing I Called U / Blackout, 2x12", Promo, Ltd, FXDJ 123

only 150 promo`s pressed,good luck in finding 1 !
WaxFinderGeneral

WaxFinderGeneral

November 1, 2007
referencing I Called U, 12", 49-73153

The Conversation track is killer, but the one on here is 'Why'd You Fall?' The morphing of the vocal and synth line is unbelievable, superb, futuristic and downright dope house music. Still drops people to their knees on the right dancefloor, and is one of many reasons why Lil Louis is so rated among his contemporaries and fans alike. The guy is a dancefloor genius. Essential release that should be owned by any DJ who knows what a club weapon this record is.
dexterfeng

dexterfeng

July 29, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing I Called U, 12", 49-73153
Guys like Moodymann took serious notes when records like this came out.
As said; a staple of Derrick Carter. I first got properly introduced to this track which I've always had around as long as I can remember djing via an old Derrick mixtape from his days at the long defunct Foxy's. A continual roller coaster thrill ride mix with three tables and vocal acapellas all over the place and then this... Last call, last call for some alcohol!! And then, the last dance. I still get chills just thinking about that mix.
You know the night is a good one when this record comes on. Goes even better with doubles.
A timeless and essential piece of wax for any self respecting head.
ringorider

ringorider

July 18, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing I Called U, 12", 49-73153

I'm pretty sure the track that still gets heavily played by many with the horns is in fact the "The Story Continues", many a bootleg have listed it as the conversation, Moton listed it as "Why'd U Fall", but it is B1 that is the tack as far as I can tell from listening to it.
knowthaledge

knowthaledge

July 17, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
referencing I Called U, 12", 49-73153
This is the only official pressing of 'The Conversation' track which still gets hammered today by Derrick Carter etc...all other pressings are bootlegs..rare US only promo!