Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Jellybean ”Rocks The House”


”Rocks The House”
( 12” Singles Compilation )
Chrysalis Records, 1988
Catalog # V2X 41652

A1 The Real Thing (West 26th Street Mix) (7:40)
Featuring – Steven Dante
A2 Coming Back For More (Part 1) (6:52)
Featuring – Richard Darbyshire
A3 Jingo (La Casa Del Juego Mix) (7:38)
B1 Just A Mirage (12” Remix) (5:45)
Featuring – Adele Bertei
B2 Little Too Good To Me (Long Hot Summer Mix) (7:52)
Featuring – Elisa Fiorillo
B3 Who Found Who (US Club Mix) (5:42)
Featuring – Elisa Fiorillo
C1 Was A Dog A Doughnut (Frontline Mix) (7:55)
Mixed By – Tony Smith
C2 Mirage (Dancers Dream) (7:08)
Mixed By – “Little” Louie Vega
Vocals – India
C3 Sidewalk Talk (Extended Dance Mix) (6:06)
Featuring – Madonna
Vocals – Catharine Buchanan
D1 Anyway You Like It (Funhouse Mix) (5:53)
Mixed By – Anthony Malloy
D2 The Mexican (Extended Dance Mix) (8:44)
Featuring – Elisa Fiorillo
D3 The Real Thing (El Barrio Remix) (6:00)

Credits & Notes:
Producer – John “Jellybean” Benitez
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP
Country: US

Cover here.

Benitez’s mother moved from Puerto Rico in the early 1950s to the South Bronx section of New York. She raised three children as a single mother, Benitez being the second child. Born in New York City, he grew up enjoying listening to music, usually playing his sister’s record collection. His sister, Debbie, nicknamed him Jellybean as his initials are J.B. and from the saying “Do you know what I mean, Jellybean?” Benitez attended De Witt Clinton and John F. Kennedy High Schools but dropped out before graduating.
When he relocated to Manhattan in 1975, Benitez was exposed to disco nightclubs, which sparked his interest in DJing. He was soon performing at a nightclub called Experiment 4 and in 1980 Benitez enrolled and attended Bronx Community College, where he studied Marketing and Sales Promotions. Benitez was soon an in-demand DJ, which led to work at Electric Circus and Studio 54. In 1981, he was hired as the resident DJ of the club, Funhouse. Benitez also hosted a weekend dance radio show at WKTU.

From Wikipedia

*Cover from the original 12” Single ”The Mexican”

Available here.

Original Published: 31.03.09

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