Russ Brown ‎– Gotta Find A Way

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Jump Street Records ‎– JS 1001
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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A Media Max Production.

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  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): JS-1001-A Herbie Jr. :<) TEE HUB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): JS-1001-B Herbie Jr. :<) HUB
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout both sides [machine-stamp]): Mastered By Frankford/Wayne New York

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
B-MX-1059 Russ Brown Gotta Find A Way (Remix '87)(12", Maxi) Grind B-MX-1059 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
B-20.1121 Russ Brown Gotta Find A Way(12", Maxi) Grind B-20.1121 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
TEN 122 Russ Brown Gotta Find A Way(7") 10 Records TEN 122 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TEN T 122 Russ Brown Gotta Find A Way(12") 10 Records TEN T 122 UK 1986 Sell This Version
JS 1001 Russ Brown Gotta Find A Way(12", Promo) Jump Street Records JS 1001 US 1986 Sell This Version

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downtown.music

downtown.music

April 21, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

One of the greatest low-tech, low-budget electro soul records from the Paradise Garage era. I first heard this when I was "picking up" my records one friday, that is making the rounds of all the record labels in NYC that allowed DJs to come to their offices to stock up on the upcoming weekend's hot releases. Jump Street was on a roll, and the living legend himself Tee Scott was there to promote this track he co-produced. That same friday I was at the Garage after my regular gig at Save The Robots had ended...it was a slow night and the floor was almost empty. Larry proceeded to work this record for the next half hour while I nursed a bowl of strong `herb and grooved in the middle of the massive dancefloor. It was one of these personal, "Garage Moments." The song is really simple, with a great melody, a primitive drum-machine sound, primitive keyboards, throbbing, crude bass-line, and Russ Brown gives a perfect, Gospel-inflected delivery of positive lyricism. The song was so in-demand relative to the small number pressed, that Jump Street re-issued it later in the form of a re-edit on the subsequent release, "Take My Love."