Toney Lee ‎– Reach Up

Radar Records (2) ‎– RDR-12001
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM

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A Reach Up
Mixed By – Eric Matthew, Nick Chiusano
B Reach Up (Dub Mix)
Mixed By – Nick Chiusano

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BPM: 116

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): A-1 ↔ MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK Herbie Jr :v) Hi Nicki Phili Nelsoni Jr & Animal RDR-12001-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): A-1 ↔ MASTERING BY FRANKFORD/WAYNE NEW YORK Herbie Jr :v) "It's A Fierce Nick/Mix" RDR-12001-B

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STH 546 Tony Lee* Reach Up(12", Ltd) Streetheat Music STH 546 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
RDR-7001 Toney Lee Reach Up(7") Radar Records (2) RDR-7001 US 1982 Sell This Version
RDR-12001-DJ Toney Lee Reach Up(12", Promo, RE) Radar Records (2) RDR-12001-DJ US 2005 Sell This Version
104 995 Toney Lee Reach Up(7", Single) Arabella 104 995 France 1982 Sell This Version
0030.623 Toney Lee Reach Up(7", Single) Metronome 0030.623 Germany 1983 Sell This Version


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February 22, 2005
edited over 11 years ago

The dub mix is a perfect minimal electronic disco boogie track. Very simple yet supremely funky. You can hear the influence of this cut on house music old and new.

March 14, 2004
1982 was a year when there seemed to be a trend for positive messages injected into dance music that told people to give it all they had, keep smiling, and so on. New York dance singer Toney Lee's "Reach Up" was no exception. Along with Keni Burke's "Risin' To The Top" and D-Train's "Keep On", it generated a feel good attitude in the disco scene while incorporating the latest, high-tech keyboards and sound machines. Lee sounds so emotional in this song that you think he's gonna start crying at any moment. The end of the song features some of the best if not the best sound effects that have ever been witnessed in dance music. This song has remained very popular to this day and deservedly so. If I'm DJ'ing at a club, I'd play this back to back with Change's "Paradise". The two make a perfect combination.