Moodymann ‎– The Thief That Stole My Sad Days ... Ya Blessin' Me

KDJ ‎– KDJ-25 A, KDJ ‎– KDJ-23 AA
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, 45 RPM


A The Thief That Stole My Sad Days ... Ya Blessin' Me
AA Untitled

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Side A: 33⅓ RPM | Side AA: 45 RPM

In 2004 KDJ 23-A / KDJ 23-B was released with the same label artwork but a different tracklisting without the track "The Thief That Stole My Sad Days ... Ya Blessin' Me".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): KDJ-25 A (NSC)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA, Etched): KDJ-23 AA (NSC)


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December 11, 2015
Does this specific version have the vocals? I bought the album Forevernevermore specifically for this track but was disappointed to find it did not have vocals on it.


June 24, 2012
If they played this at my local prayer house id definately repent my sinful ways.BEAUTIFULL TUNE.


October 15, 2011
This pressing has 23aa on the flip, a tune that spins at 45rpm and uses some of the same gospel samples from 'The Thief...'.


December 30, 2008
Kenny is King.

Most of the folks who collect his work, dismiss his gospel releases because, well, as we know there is no place for god in "secular" music, be it popular culture or underground detroit deep house.

Sadly, they then miss out on arguably his best work. I personally suspect this is because Kenny wants to do his gospel roots proper justice. He speaks with Gilles Peterson about his experiences being led to church with his demanding grandmother and the impact the music had on him.

Truthfully, this is the "secret" to good house music. Any house music producer who has grown up (not just visited once, or twice), in a black church and was impacted by its music cannot help but to produce good tracks. Why? Because virtually all of real house music is rooted in the black church. Don't get it twisted.

This is why Kenny is an absolute master of his craft. He doesn't ignore his roots, and "Thief" summarily proves this. If you own this track or wish to find it, remember that when you listen to it, or mix it in a set, to do so with the utmost of reverence. Do not do these things because "Thief" is a collector's item, or because you want to show everyone you've got a cool "moodymann" track, but because the work is truly a template of the highest quality house.


May 3, 2007
edited over 14 years ago
To me this two tracks 12" is much better than the one with the same labels (KDJ 23A / 23B) because of the gorgeous vocal song "Ya Blessin'Me" which is not even featured on KDJ 23A / 23B ! I discovered this track on the Peacefrog CD PF095CD Forevernevermore but was very disappointed not to find it on the vinyl.


January 2, 2002

This is a perfect blend of gospel, r & b and Moodymann's trademark sound, it's also on the forevernevermore album