Mr. Lee ‎– Get Busy

Jive ‎– 1274-1-JD
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A1 Get Busy (Club Mix)
Edited By [Edits By] – Steve "The Surgeon" Spapperi*
A2 Get Busy (Radio Mix)
Edited By [Edits By] – Steve "The Surgeon" Spapperi*, Wayne Williams
B1 Get Busy (Chicago Mix)
Mixed By – Mr. Lee
B2 Get Busy (Hit Man's House Mix)
Mixed By, Edited By [Edits By] – Mike "Hit Man" Wilson*

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Some copies exist that are pressed on black vinyl which appears translucent brown when held up to a light source.

House Recorded and House Mixed at Jive Studios, Chicago
Zomba Enterprises Inc. ASCAP
℗ 1989 Zomba Recording Corp.
Made in U.S.A.

An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corporation
℗ & © 1989 Zomba Recording Corp. • Printed in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 1241-41274-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 012414127419
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): (1274-1-JD-A)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): (1274-1-JD-B)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 1): 1274-1-JD-A ELECTRO Emw # 05200 MASTERED BY TRUTONE p.a. 8-89
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 1): 1274-1-JD-B Emw # 05200X MASTERED BY TRUTONE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 2): 1274-1-JD-A ELECTRO Emw # 05200 MASTERED BY TRUTONE p.a. 8-89
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 2): 1274-1-JD-B II Emw # 05200X MASTERED BY TRUTONE p.a. 8-89

Other Versions (5 of 28) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DFI 90-1 PRMO 31 Mr. Lee Get Busy (Bootleg Mixes)(12") Not On Label DFI 90-1 PRMO 31 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ZB43325 Mr. Lee Get Busy(7", Single) Jive ZB43325 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
ZB 43325 Mr. Lee Get Busy(7") Jive ZB 43325 US 1989 Sell This Version
1274-1-JD Mr. Lee Get Busy(12") Jive 1274-1-JD Canada 1989 Sell This Version
ZB43325 Mr. Lee Get Busy(7") Jive ZB43325 France 1989 Sell This Version



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December 14, 2007

Excellent release. The Club mix is more stripped down than the B-side mixes, with the emphasis on a deep rolling bassline and the vocals. The Radio Mix is basically the same as the Club Mix but shortened by a couple minutes. On the B-side the Chicago Mix drops the rolling bassline in favor of a pulsating almost Old-School Techno bassline that adds a lot of dynamics. This mix also emphasizes several samples taken from House and Hip Hop tracks of the mid-80's (including a synth sample from Liz Torres "What You Make Me Feel"). The interplay of basslines, percussion, samples, and Mr. Lee's rap works beautifully on this mix. Done in a rhythmic way using timing and cadence as opposed to melody (which personally I find to be a common characteristic of tracks that really work well on a dancefloor), this mix sustains the energy throughout, making for a peak-time rocker perfect for sound systems of any size.

Mr. Lee's raps are tight and funky on every track, and through the use of rhyming, stutters, and occasional off-beat timing, the vocals hit hard and stay on top of the mix. The vocal technique is unique and effective, without being cliché or predictable. The excellent vocals and outstanding production throughout make this an essential release for fans of 80's Chicago House and Hip-House.