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Ram Jam – Black Betty (Rough n Ready Remix)

This is number 25 in my occasional series of 12" records from the 80s that had an effect on my life.

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Track Length – 05:30
Released on Epic
Format – 12″
Year of Release - 1989
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Produced by Kasenetz-Katz
Remixed by Ben Liebrand,Boris Blank
On chart(s) - Top 50 12"s of the 1980s

Ram Jam – Black Betty (Rough n Ready Remix)

A bit of an outlier for me, I’m not usually a fan of Ben Liebrand’s work, but I will make an exception for this particular mix. Took a pretty good 70’s rock track and smashed the UK clubs with it in 1990! You could easily put this in a sequence with UK indie rock dance tunes of the time too. And indeed I did, this was a real floor-filler at the time.

Released in 1989 it took the basic rock elements of the original, and pasted them over the top of a magnificent groove.