Working Week ‎– Venceremos (We Will Win)

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Paladin Records ‎– VS 684-12, Virgin ‎– VS 684-12
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Vinyl, 12", Single
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A Venceremos (We Will Win) (Jazz Dance Special 12" Version)
Vocals – Claudia Figueroa, Robert Wyatt, Tracey Thorn
10:26
B1 Bottom End 5:43
B2 Venceremos (We Will Win) (7" Bossa Version)
Vocals – Claudia Figueroa, Robert Wyatt, Tracey Thorn
4:39

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Recorded at the Power Plant Studio, 169-171 High Road., Willesdon(sic), London NW10

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side): VS 68412 A-3U-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side): VS 68412 B-4U-1-1-

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VS 684 Working Week Venceremos (We Will Win)(7", S/Sided, Promo, W/Lbl) Virgin VS 684 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VS 684 Working Week Venceremos (We Will Win)(7", Promo) Virgin VS 684 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
VS 684 Working Week Venceremos (We Will Win)(7", Single) Virgin, Paladin Records VS 684 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VS 684 Working Week Venceremos (We Will Win)(7", Single) Virgin VS 684 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
VS 684-12 Working Week Venceremos - We Will Win (Special DJ Edit)(12", S/Sided, Promo) Virgin VS 684-12 UK 1984 Sell This Version

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wxjltonight

wxjltonight

March 29, 2007
edited over 12 years ago
What you really need to know about this record is that as a song Venceremos is just pure joy. From the collection of writers down to the performers (Thorn/Wyatt/Figueroa), dancers (in the video) and the artwork, this was one very exciting release (if not pretty much ignored at the time). A 1984 city-street sounds of the summer song. The 7"/12" version and B/W instrumental version all have wonderfully different endings and experiments on the original so it worth tracking down these pieces. Makes jazz a beautiful idea...
jimthing

jimthing

January 16, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
The band Working Week cut a version on this 12inch of the until recently unknown artist classic from Baaska & Scavelli "The Bottom End" (aka official title "Get Off The Ground").

Strangely enough the composition managed to get credited to one of Working Week's musicians though...
What made them think they could get away with it, who knows; perhaps accident by the label...? One thing is for sure, what with most of the London Jazz-Dance scene knowing about the track from the dancefloors after what seemed like (perhaps WAS) the only copy in the UK of the original LONG version of the record by Baaska & Scavelli being handed down from one DJ to another until it reached the hallowed hands of Gilles Peterson who played it under the title "The Bottom End" by artist(s) unknown; this was not going to be un-noticed by them!

The mystery was solved very recently after DJ Seymour Nurse found out the name of the artists (Baaska & Scavelli) after doing a search on the net, over 20 years since the track was 'discovered' by the London scene.

Gilles, not so promptly but still very happily for collectors, has just put the Baaska & Scavelli unreleased SHORT verson on his new Digs America LP. And very nice it is too. This version by Working Week is quite interesting to have as a version and fits nicely as a modern dancefloor jazz tune; if there is such a thing...