A Guy Called Gerald ‎– Voodoo Ray

Label:
Warlock Records ‎– WAR-038
Format:
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
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X-Tascy Gerald
A1 Voodoo Ray (Original Mix)
Arranged By – Gerald*
4:27
A2 Voodoo Ray (Gerald's Rham On Acid Remix)
Arranged By – Gerald*
6:23
Acieed Knuckles
B1 Voodoo Ray (Paradise Ballroom Mix)
Engineer [Remix] – John PoppoPercussion [Overdubs] – David MoralesRemix – Frankie Knuckles
8:04
B2 Voodoo Ray (Penthouse Mix)
Engineer [Remix] – John PoppoPercussion [Overdubs] – David MoralesRemix – Frankie Knuckles
4:54
B3 Voodoo Ray (Voodoo Raydio Mix)
Engineer [Remix] – John PoppoPercussion [Overdubs] – David MoralesRemix – Frankie Knuckles
3:57

Credits

  • Mastered ByCSB*
  • Producer, Written-ByGerald*

Notes

Mastered at Frankford Wayne, N.Y.
B: Remixes and percussion overdubs for Def Mix Productions.
Remixed at Axis Studios.
Manufactured & distributed by Warlock Records, Inc.

Licensed from Rham Records England.
℗ 1988

Etchings:
A: "RHAM IT!" then a small happy face with a hat, and "WHAT A KNUCKLE'S HEAD!","CSB", "SRC", "WARLOCK" and "F/W".
B: Same info minus the shout-out but plus the cat. number instead of WARLOCK.

Incidental information:
A1: Labelled as 'Original Mix', but plays the same track as:
Voodoo Ray (Extended Mix)
Voodoo Ray
Voodoo Ray (Radio Mix)
Voodoo Ray (Radio Mix)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 026656003813
  • Barcode (Text): 26656-0038-1

Other Versions (5 of 21) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS8804 A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray(12") Rham! RS8804 UK 1988 Sell This Version
WAR-038-DJ A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray(12", Promo) Warlock Records WAR-038-DJ US 1988 Sell This Version
WAR-038 A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray(12") Warlock Records WAR-038 US 1988 Sell This Version
FFR 0510 A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray(CD, Single) Flim Flam Records FFR 0510 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
FFR 1210 A Guy Called Gerald Voodoo Ray(12") Flim Flam Records FFR 1210 Germany 1989 Sell This Version

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jestoon

jestoon

February 13, 2017

This is not just one of the best Acid House tracks of all time, but one of the best alternative dance tracks of all time. Cannot recommend this album enough. Strong melodies, beats, and strong neo-psycheldic production makes this song a timeless classic.
h4ndcrafted

h4ndcrafted

August 31, 2013

Don't know whether Dj defcon is trolling but...
There is no hook ? wth it has an awesome hook, try listen to the perc noises, they are the freaking hook.
IanGmanGillies

IanGmanGillies

November 4, 2010

Personally i feel Voodoo Ray is THEE original Dance music anthem, we all love it because it marks the start of the Chemical Generation/Raves and all that we believed in, the start of British House/Acid House.It was a floor filler when clubs had ravers on one side and everyone else on the other, its a bit aged now but that's what makes it so special. Not the best track ever, but surely one of the biggest. RESPECT.
DJ_Defcon

DJ_Defcon

November 5, 2007
I don't see how anyone could enjoy this. I like acid house, and I can understand that this was made when technology was outdated, but come on! This tune sucks! There is nothing interesting about it. The acid lines are boring and monotonous, and the sound effects are too loud and give me a headache. It sounds too unoriginal, there is no hook and there is nothing that separates this from other tunes of the time.
manchester

manchester

September 5, 2005
edited over 12 years ago

This is probably the greatest British house record ever made and certainly one of the most startling original pieces of house music ever created. The paradise ballroom mix is infact one of Frankie Knuckle's remixes which does not get the status or playtime it deserves. Of course the original is superb and just sounds like it was made from another planet but I do like the frankie knuckles remix which I seem to play more often and which is delightful for mixing due to it's teasing & haunting intro.
rgould

rgould

May 1, 2003
There is a frightening genious in this tune. This is the only version I have on vinyl but I've heard a few other mixes and I'm really happy with these ones, particularly the paradise ballroom mix with it's piano break into.