MFSB / Philadelphia International All-Stars* ‎– Let's Clean Up The Ghetto

Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo


A MFSB Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (Instrumental) 8:42
B Philadelphia International All-Stars* Let's Clean Up The Ghetto (Vocal) 8:42



Taken from the PIR Lp: "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto" JZ 34659.
Publisher: Mighty Three Music BMI.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Phila., PA.
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs, Phila., PA.
TSOP "The Sound of Philadelphia" T.M.
Special Disco Version of the PIR single ZS8 3627
℗ 1977 CBS Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Matrix Number): XSS 163151
  • Other (Matrix Number): XSS 163152


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August 2, 2015
edited about 1 year ago

Just like Groovemaster DJ said, the US 12" promo is the only way to get this thumping, pulsating, killer MFSB instrumental disco classic, which is hard-to-find in general, and rare in collector-grade condition, defined as EX+ (slightly below NM) NM or M. This promo 12" was pressed in smaller quantities than most of the other PIR promo 12"s from the period, and, as I remember well, did not get much attention except from a few top DJs and vinyl junkies who were cued-in to material like this. And, a lot of DJs and music heads from the day all suffered from the same condition - not tracking through an entire LP, not playing the B side of a 12", especially if the "plug side" did not grab you within 30-40 seconds, or playing an instrumental of a track when the vocal side did not quite grab you for club play, thus missing out on it and having to play catch-up years later at a much higher price tag :-)


November 7, 2012
edited over 3 years ago
To die for! A Philly must have!! I am astounded that the Philly All Stars Vocal Mix was designated as the B side against the MFSB Backing Track (Instrumental) as the "EXCLUSIVE" A side. Surely to goodness the Vocal is what the track is all about and the reason for the charity?? or maybe those at PIR felt the thumping pulsating building groove of the backing track would be the better floor filler! Either way the instrumental mix (or backing track) on here is the only place it was ever put out.

The Vocal A side also had it's full un-edited 8:42 mix put out on a UK 12" single 23/08/85 (yes I know a bit late but never-the - less, better late than never at all.) And what gives this UK release extra kin-ship and status with the USA promo only 12" is that it too was pressed by CBS (at their UK plant in Aylesbury Bucks 35 miles North West of London).

So Had this cut had a UK pressing Promo and or Commercial it would have come from Aylesbury too.

It came out on Morgan Khan's Streetwave label that he ran via backing etc from CBS. and it was released as the B side on Khan's new DJ Limited Edition commercial series SWAVE 1

The A side was another Philly Int gem and so also from CBS (Columbia Inc)
Jean Carn's US Remix of "Was That All It Was" produced by Jerry Butler (6:30)

So if it's just the full track as a 12" single (this one cut at 45 rpm) you now have another option in addition to the 12" Album that the track was lifted from USA and UK wise).

But....if you want the real mcoy then ASD 369 has to be it naturally.

Note: not at all sure about these odd colour vinyl pressings of a vile remix of this gem I'd say avoid. There were ONLY 2 12" original full vocal version pressings of LCUTG of this ever done.

1. The USA Philly Int. Promo @ 33.3 rpm 1977

2. The UK Streetwave Commercial @ 45 rpm 1985

Any thing else is up to you......remember it's what's in the grooves that check the audio out before you buy.


August 20, 2012
edited over 4 years ago

please note that sales history of this record is inaccurate due to douchebags listing represses and successfully selling copies under this release.