BARBARA TUCKER – Beautiful People – (White Vinyl Repress) STRICTLY RHYTHM
Strictly Rhythm throw open the archive for this limited white vinyl 2021 repress of an all time soulful house anthem!
A creation of the master at work himself Mr. Louie Vega, alongside Mood II Swing’s Lem Springsteen, ‘Beautiful People’ is one of those mid 90’s NYC jams that ticks all the boxes.
A record that was built for huge sound systems and joyous packed, sweaty dancefloors and one that features the supreme vocal skills of Barbara Tucker in full flow. It has all the trappings of a classic.
The A-side is the same as the original 1994 pressing with the now legendary ‘Underground Network’ mix opening proceedings, a roof-raising piece of organ led, gospel tinged goodness complete with it’s iconic ‘deep deep inside, deep down inside’ vocal refrain slap bang in the middle for the sample spotters. Also included are the wonderfully stripped back and bumping ‘Beautiful Reprise’ mix and the original monster ‘Club Mix’ which sees Louie’s MAW cohort Kenny Dope Gonzales at the desk on mixing duties (again, rinsing the amazing ‘deep inside’ vocal to great effect) and finally, to round off this essential package we are treated to a deep as you like Mood II Swing dub mix that is all swirling pads and organs, taking us into the early hours in style. A more solid and essential repress of a classic record you’d be hard pressed to find!