Loose Joints ‎– Is It All Over My Face

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Is It All Over My Face (Female Vocal) 6:56
Is It All Over My Face? (Male Vocal) 9:33

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WES-22129 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face(12", Single) West End Records WES-22129 US 1980 Sell This Version
WES-DJ 22129 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face?(12", Promo) West End Records WES-DJ 22129 US 1980 Sell This Version
WES 1229 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face?(7", Single, Promo) West End Records WES 1229 US 1980 Sell This Version
WES 1229 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face?(7", Single, TP) West End Records WES 1229 US 1980 Sell This Version
WES 5002 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face(12", RE, RM) West End Records WES 5002 US 1999 Sell This Version
WES-22129 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face(12", RE, RM) West End Records WES-22129 UK 2014 Sell This Version
WES 2015-001 Loose Joints Is It All Over My Face?(12") West End Records WES 2015-001 UK 2015 Sell This Version

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MJH1964

MJH1964

April 24, 2017
referencing Is It All Over My Face?, 7", Single, Promo, WES 1229
The 7" pressing is an extremely rare record. Only 14 people claiming to have it here, and only sold once via Discogs (in 2009.) I've only ever seen this for sale (in person) once and didn't buy it ... still regret that decision! Among the rarest Arthur Russell recordings.
ish4269

ish4269

February 17, 2017
referencing Is It All Over My Face, 12", Single, WES-22129
Can anyone comment on the quality of the RE's as compared to the original release?
mvns

mvns

August 29, 2016
referencing Is It All Over My Face?, 12", WES 2015-001

Fun edit by Kon that mixes the male and female vocals together. Sadly, as with most Above Board reissues, mastering is extremely poor - sibilance is all over and the record sounds over-compressed.
Hani_R

Hani_R

January 23, 2016
referencing Is It All Over My Face?, 12", WES 2015-001
kon's new mix is great, but the b-side version that'd previously only been on "the loft" comp is the definitive mix of "is it all over my face?" for me- great to have it on a 12"
petercroce

petercroce

August 28, 2014
referencing Is It All Over My Face, 12", RE, RM, WES-22129
The label says it's 33-1/3 but it's actually 45. Thumbs up for represses.
oider

oider

February 20, 2014
referencing Is It All Over My Face, 12", RE, RM, WES 5002
also featured on arthur russel collection - the world of arthur russel. only the female version though.
DJ-RAUS

DJ-RAUS

June 9, 2008
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Is It All Over My Face, 12", Single, WES-22129
B side contains the original version (called MALE VERSION), produced in 1980 by Arthur Russell with a club DJ named Steve D’Acquisto; it was a masterpiece of that time. It became a worldwide club hit and also one of the most important mixing of the master Larry Levan during his career (A side). This was the Russell’s song that definitely occupied the raking of the timeless disco classics with a twisted disco bass, a well done rhythm section by the Ingram Brothers and vocals of three unknown dancers D’Acquisto and Russell found on the private club The Loft. One of them, Melvina Woods, whose lyrics “Is it all over my face? You’ve caught me love dancing,” brought a touch of class to the song, originated the Strictly Rhythm house classic “Luv' dancing”, of Underground Solution & Jasmine some years later. Avant-garde composer Philip Glass said once about Arthur Russell's style: "This was a guy who could sit down with a cello and sing with it in a way that no one on this earth has ever done before, or will do again."
infrasound

infrasound

July 27, 2003
referencing Is It All Over My Face, 12", RE, RM, WES 5002

This record can still be bought from the West End Records website. The male vocal version is equally incredible, with very driving percussion. West End Records is now run by Kevin Hedge of Blaze.