River Ocean Featuring India ‎– Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (The Tribal EP)

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Only known release by one of Louie Vega's aliases, featuring lead vocals by India.

Vocal 'you've got to call that love man' was sampled from Janis Joplin's track 'Ball And Chain' (from 6.09 minutes into that track).

Originally released in 1994.
Re-released in 2001 with new remixes as "Love And Happiness (Sao Benitez Remixes)".
Re-released in 2007 with new remixes as "Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (MAW 2007 Mixes)".
Re-released in 2009 with new remixes as "Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (2009 Mixes)".

Tracklist

Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (Radio Edit) 4:05
Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (12" Club Mix) 9:55
La Rumba 5:13
Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (Dream Sequence) 4:18
Tito & India 7:45
Conga Drums 7:30
Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (Junior Boys Own Super Dub) 9:55
Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (The Unreleased Mix) 8:54

Versions (32)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SREP4 CD River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (The Tribal EP)(CD, EP) Strictly Rhythm SREP4 CD US 1994 Sell This Version
ZYX 7241-12 River Ocean Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun)(12") ZYX Music ZYX 7241-12 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
SR 12231 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun)(12", S/Sided) Strictly Rhythm SR 12231 US 1994 Sell This Version
ZYX 7241-8 River Ocean Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun)(CD, Maxi) ZYX Music ZYX 7241-8 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
FTR 3831-8 River Ocean Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (Remixes)(12") Feel The Rhythm FTR 3831-8 France 1994 Sell This Version
FTR 3831-6 River Ocean Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn)(12") Feel The Rhythm FTR 3831-6 France 1994 Sell This Version
FTR 3831-1 River Ocean Feat. India River Ocean Feat. India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn)(CD, Single) Feel The Rhythm FTR 3831-1 France 1994 Sell This Version
EB 01-3 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP(CD, EP) Eat Digits Bob EB 01-3 Netherlands 1994 Sell This Version
QCDS 7046 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP(CD, EP) Quality Music (2) QCDS 7046 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
FTR 3831-2 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP(CD, EP) Feel The Rhythm FTR 3831-2 France 1994 Sell This Version
SREP4 CT River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) - The Tribal EP(Cass, EP) Strictly Rhythm SREP4 CT US 1994 Sell This Version
SR12231 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochũn)(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Blu) Strictly Rhythm SR12231 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR 12231 River Ocean Love & Happiness(12", TP, S/Sided) Strictly Rhythm SR 12231 US 1994 Sell This Version
12cools287 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun)(12") Cooltempo 12cools287 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12cool287 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun)(12") Cooltempo, Strictly Rhythm 12cool287 UK 1994 Sell This Version
CDCOOL 287 River Ocean Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun)(CD, Single) Cooltempo CDCOOL 287 UK 1994 Sell This Version
12COOLDJ287 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love And Happiness(12", Promo) Cooltempo 12COOLDJ287 UK 1994 Sell This Version
SR EP4 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - The Tribal EP(2x12", EP) Strictly Rhythm SR EP4 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR EP4 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - The Tribal EP(2x12", EP, Ltd, Promo, W/Lbl) Strictly Rhythm SR EP4 US 1994 Sell This Version
SR EP4 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - The Tribal EP(2x12", EP, Promo, W/Lbl) Strictly Rhythm SR EP4 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRB 12008 River Ocean Love And Happiness (Sao Benitez Remixes)(12") Mr Bongo MRB 12008 UK 2001 Sell This Version
MRBCDS008 River Ocean Love And Happiness (Sao Benitez Remixes)(CD, Single) Mr Bongo MRBCDS008 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SR12636 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (MAW 2007 Mixes)(12") Strictly Rhythm SR12636 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DVSR 010 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (MAW 2007 Mixes)(12") D:vision Records DVSR 010 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
DVSR 010.07 CDS River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (MAW 2007 Mixes)(CD, Maxi, Promo) D:vision Records DVSR 010.07 CDS Italy 2007 Sell This Version
SR12636CDX River Ocean Feat. India River Ocean Feat. India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (MAW 2007 Mixes)(CD, Single) Strictly Rhythm SR12636CDX UK 2007 Sell This Version
SR12636DJ River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (Masters At Work Remixes)(2x12", Promo) Strictly Rhythm SR12636DJ UK 2007 Sell This Version
SREP04R River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - The Tribal EP(2x12", EP, RM) Strictly Rhythm SREP04R UK 2007 Sell This Version
DVSRR 010.09 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaja Y Ochùn) 09 Mixes(12") D:vision Records DVSRR 010.09 Italy 2009 Sell This Version
DVSRR 010.09 CDS River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) 2009 Mixes(CD, Promo) D:vision Records DVSRR 010.09 CDS Italy 2009 Sell This Version
SR122636 River Ocean Featuring India River Ocean Featuring India - Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochùn) (MAW 2007 Mixes)(12", RE, RM) Strictly Rhythm SR122636 UK 2016 Sell This Version
SF-06 River Ocean feat India River Ocean feat India - Love & Happiness Rmx(12", Single, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Not On Label SF-06 Unknown Sell This Version

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Johnmarcus

Johnmarcus

November 23, 2016
referencing Love And Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochun), 12", 12cool287

Junior Boys Own is the mix out off all the mixes you can choose this is the one - it simply build and builds, layer upon layer, 5 minutes in the main vocal drops ! Absolutely awesome !
To be fair plenty of mixes to choose from across all the releases to suit most tastes.
GoodNF

GoodNF

September 10, 2015
referencing Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (The Tribal EP), CD, EP, SREP4 CD
I first took note of this when I scanned a German compilation "Club U.S.A.", only to find out that the track was not yet released as a single in the Netherlands. Things radically changed when Essential Dance Music finally released it, claiming it to be the Summer hit of 1994. Although not reflected in terms of sales, "Love and happiness" became the Summer anthem of 1994 for many dance music fans, including myself.

This Dutch release (same tracks as the US version) was my favourite CD maxi single of 1994! An amazing mixture of house, latin, tribal and club, featuring live percussion by the legendary Tito Puente, great vocals by India and a supreme Masters At Work production. This Dutch CD release combines all 6 tracks from the original "Tribal EP" double vinyl, plus the Unreleased / House Nation mix from the one-sided SR12231. A radio edit is added as well, running 4:40 (not 4:05), so big value for money those days.

The original mixes have the focus on various aspects of the track, be it the MAW groove (dream sequence), India's vocals (Tito & India) or the rhythm section (Conga & Drums). X-Press 2 delivers a faster paced version with less vocals (but enough to recognise the tune) which was the more popular version in Europe (it was also featured on the second Dutch iT mix album). The House Nation mix contains similar drumbeats as the ones Todd Terry were to use for his remix of EBTG's "Missing"...

Please note that the radio versions in various countries are different from each other.

The India mix on the German release is a re-edit of the original. It starts with the second (English) "Love and happiness" part and fades into the first "Yemaya Y Ochun" part using the conga and drums, so you miss the jungle intro of the original.
ThrowingShade

ThrowingShade

February 16, 2010
referencing Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (The Tribal EP), CD, EP, SREP4 CD

Definitive PERIOD. Golden House here, and it shows. I remember people screaming and running to the dance floor when this track would play in the clubs. I had the honor of seeing Ms. India perform this live in NY and it is something I'll never forget. It's nice to see the 2007 reworking of this appear along with all the original mixes. If you can find the American edition of The Tribal EP snatch that sucker up! It really is quite rare and valuable. Anytime I see it on eBay it usually goes for $50. or more, and with good reason. It sets the standard.
scoundrel

scoundrel

March 30, 2004
referencing Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (The Tribal EP), CD, EP, SREP4 CD

From the golden age of Masters at Work comes what could possibly be their finest production, <I>Love and Happiness</I>. India again provides the vocals (in English and Yoruba!), and let me tell you, that woman has some pipes on her! Add in some drumming by Tito Puente, and you have a classic, hands down. With the otherworldly vocals and dreamy arrangement, it’s no wonder that this track made the impact that it did. As for the mixes, La Rumba and the Dream Sequence both go into downtempo territory while the Unreleased Mix and the Junior Boys Own Super Dub speed things up a bit, but the original 12” Club Mix stands as a singular achievement.
mrk

mrk

January 18, 2002
referencing Love And Happiness (Sao Benitez Remixes), 12", MRB 12008

This is the kind of a song that takes you to the top... and then higher! Although some might prefer the original to these remixes, I would say these have really a rare power in them. A genuine carnival!