Yavahn

Real Name:
Joanne Thomas
Profile:
Joanne Thomas was a member of Jomanda. In 1995 Backroom Productions Ruffneck project was reborn, this time with Jomanda's Joanne Yavahn Thomas providing the writing and vocal input. Now teamed with "Little" Louis Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzales' Master At Work Records, Ruffneck's return to form resulted in a home run of historic proportions. The now classic, "Everybody Be Somebody" was a Billboard Magazine dance chart topper in 1996, selling over 200,000 copies in the process. The success resulted in non-stop touring for Yavahn, often accompanied by Stephen Wilson and newest member of the Backroom Productions/Ruffneck team, DJ Shaheer Williams.

In May of 2000 Ruffneck was rocked by the shocking news that Joanne Yavahn Thomas lead singer, co-founder of Jomanda, writing partner, and the voice behind Ruffneck, was diagnosed with colon cancer.

In October of 2003 Joanne tragically lost her hard three-year battle with cancer. Vowing to keep her memory alive Backroom Productions returned to the studio forming a new record label headed by Shaheer Williams, Soul Groove Records. Soul Groove marks the triumphant return of Backroom Productions and Ruffneck featuring Yavahn. Due for release in Spring/Summer 2004, are as yet un-released songs by Joanne and a full album of remixes from the previous 1999 Ruffneck release, "New Life".
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Yavahn Discography Tracks

Albums

Yavahn - Radio 3FM Dancemix '95 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - Radio 3FM Dancemix '95 (Comp) Magnum Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
Yavahn - In The Mix 96 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody (Original Vocal Benji's Edit) Various - In The Mix 96 (Comp, Album) Virgin, Box Music (3), BBC Radio 1, Wise Buddah UK 1996 Sell This Version
DB 177 CD Yavahn - Supalova Club Compilation Part 2 album art Joe T Vannelli* Everybody Be Somebody Joe T Vannelli* - Supalova Club Compilation Part 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) Dream Beat DB 177 CD Italy 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ITH09LP1 Yavahn - In The House (Part One) album art Masters At Work Everybody Be Somebody Masters At Work - In The House (Part One)(2x12", Comp) ITH Records ITH09LP1 UK 2004 Sell This Version
XHA-3 Yavahn - X-Mix House Anthems Vol. 03 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - X-Mix House Anthems Vol. 03(2x12", Promo) X-Mix XHA-3 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Yavahn - Ragazzi Della Notte  album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - Ragazzi Della Notte (Comp) DIG IT International S.r.l. Italy 1995 Sell This Version
RT-03077 Yavahn - D.J. Dollar presents Disco Mega Hits Vol. 1 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - D.J. Dollar presents Disco Mega Hits Vol. 1(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) RT Records RT-03077 Lithuania 1995 Sell This Version
81219995-2 Yavahn - DJ Hits Vol. 41 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - DJ Hits Vol. 41(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label 81219995-2 Bulgaria 1995 Sell This Version
CDEMTVD 115, 7243 8 37669 2 5 Yavahn - The Greatest Dance Album Under The Sun! album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - The Greatest Dance Album Under The Sun!(2xCD, Comp) EMI TV, The Sun (2), Biz Records (6) CDEMTVD 115, 7243 8 37669 2 5 UK 1996 Sell This Version
Yavahn - Thump'n Deep House Quick Mixx album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - Thump'n Deep House Quick Mixx (Comp) Thump Records US 1996 Sell This Version
MEC 10004 Yavahn - Quattro Stagioni, Four Seasons Of Dance album art Various Move Your Body Various - Quattro Stagioni, Four Seasons Of Dance(4xCD, Comp) Mecado MEC 10004 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
MEC 20001 Yavahn - Strictly Club '96 album art Various Move Your Body Various - Strictly Club '96(2xCD, Comp) MECADO MEC 20001 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Yavahn - Top Hits Top 100 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - Top Hits Top 100 (Comp) Arcade Belgium 1996 Sell This Version
Yavahn - Club Vibe™ album art Dave Pearce Everybody Be Somebody Dave Pearce - Club Vibe™ (Comp) Escapade, Escapade UK 1996 Sell This Version
Yavahn - Interactive 1 album art Various Move Your Body Various - Interactive 1 (Comp) FM Records Europe 1996 Sell This Version
6324 Yavahn - Dance Attitude 9 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - Dance Attitude 9(CD, Comp) PolyGram Projets Spéciaux 6324 France 1996 Sell This Version
01.10342 Yavahn - 538 Dance Smash Hits 1996 Vol.3 album art Various Move Your Body Various - 538 Dance Smash Hits 1996 Vol.3(CD, Comp) Arcade 01.10342 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
FM 370 Yavahn - Moov Your Body album art Various Move Your Body (Original) Various - Moov Your Body(CD, Comp) FM Records FM 370 Greece 1996 Sell This Version
none Yavahn - Power Dance Vol. 14 album art Various Move Your Body (Move Your Body Mix) Various - Power Dance Vol. 14(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Not On Label (Digital Audio Coverversion) none Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
01.10258 Yavahn - Mega Dance Top 100 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - Mega Dance Top 100(4xCD, Comp) Arcade 01.10258 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
8539052 Yavahn - Dance Box 3 album art Various Everybody Be Somebody Various - Dance Box 3(3xCD, Comp) EVA 8539052 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
533 056 2 Yavahn - Nightclubbers 2 - Delicious House Cocktail ! album art Various Everybody Be Somebody [Masters At Work Mix] Various - Nightclubbers 2 - Delicious House Cocktail !(CD, Comp) Omnisonus 533 056 2 France 1996 Sell This Version
74321 419492 Yavahn - Reebok Versa Training album art Various Move Your Body Various - Reebok Versa Training(CD, Comp) EVA 74321 419492 Netherlands 1996 Sell This Version
Yavahn - Club Mix '97 album art Various Move Your Body (Radio Edit) Various - Club Mix '97 (Comp) Cold Front, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. US 1997 Sell This Version
SLIPCD 60 Yavahn - Jazz In The House 4 album art Various All That Jazz Various - Jazz In The House 4(CD, Comp) Slip 'n' Slide SLIPCD 60 UK 1997 Sell This Version