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The Fatback Band - Spanish Hustle Album

The Fatback Band - Spanish Hustle Album

  • Performer: The Fatback Band
  • Genre: Funk
  • Title: Spanish Hustle
  • Released: 1975
  • Style: Funk, Disco
  • Label: Polydor
  • Catalog: PRO 006
  • Country: US
  • MP3 version size: 1260 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2044 mb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 299

Tracklist

1Spanish Hustle (Short Version)3:28
2Spanish Hustle5:54
3Spanish Hustle (Album Version)5:16

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
EV 229The Fatback Band Spanish Hustle ‎(7", Single, TP, W/Lbl)Not On LabelEV 229US1975
OT 005Original Tropicana Steel Drum Band / The Fatback Band Original Tropicana Steel Drum Band / The Fatback Band - Spanish Hustle ‎(12", Unofficial)On TrackOT 005US2006
TIX 010The Fatback Band Spanish Hustle ‎(12")12 Inch StarsTIX 010Unknown
047The Fatback Band Spanish Hustle ‎(7")Max 047Turkey1976
PRO 006The Fatback Band Spanish Hustle ‎(12", Promo, Unofficial)Polydor PRO 006Italy2009

Credits

  • Arranged ByGerry Thomas
  • Mastered ByJR
  • ProducerThe Fatback Band

Notes

Promo Copy, For DJ Only.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout: PRO - 006 75NP1511 - S - DISCO - A - CP JR
  • Matrix / Runout: PRO - 006 75NP1511 - S - B - CPX JR

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Comments

Nnulam Nnulam
1975 was THE year several of the first 12" singles were released (commercial issue and promo only). Along with the releases mentioned by an earlier post, check out these other influential 1975 releases;El Coco "Mondo Disco"(commercially released)Jesse Green "Nice & Slow" (commercially released) Crown Heights Affair "Every Beat of My Heart" (promo only)Blackbyrds "Happy Music" (promo only)Although there were just a few 12" singles released that year, most were influential international club hits.If 1976 was the year the 'disco industry' exploded, 1975 was the year that sparked the fuse and "Spanish Hustle" played a crucial role.Fun Fact: "Spanish Hustle" was written by the group's keyboardist/trumpeter/ arranger Gerry Brown who, at the time, did double duty as a featured writer/performer with The Jimmy Castor Bunch. In a recent interview (201?), Mr. Brown divulged that this song was passed on (rejected) by Jimmy Castor and so ended up as a single and major international hit for Fatback Band. Shout out to Joey Negro for his 2017 remix of "Spanish Hustle" featured on "Produced With Love" He used the original multitrack tapes to great effect and I think did a great job keeping the song's original Latin disco theme whilst beefing up the overall texture to work well on modern sound systems.
Arilak Arilak
Joey's mix is more of a short dub. It sacrifices most of the song structure, and in essence, the song itself.
Xanzay Xanzay
Member "Lozza" and anyone else who claims 1975 was too early for a 12" have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. They are millennial "newbies" with no experience who did not live through the club era and cannot comprehend reality when faced with indisputable hard evidence, like an actual copy of a record they did not know existed. There were several US promo-only 12"s from 1975: Love Machine by The Miracles, Spanish Hustle by The Fatback Band, Swearin' To God by Frankie Valli, More, More, More by Andrea True Connection and a few titles on the 20th Century label in addition to a few small label productions that were not hits.
Dugor Dugor
too early for a 12"
PC-rider PC-rider
You might want to do some BASIC RESEARCH, then get back to us.
Steelraven Steelraven
YOU ARE VERY WRONG - There were several US promo-only 12"s from 1975: Love Machine by The Miracles, Spanish Hustle by The Fatback Band, Swearin' To God by Frankie Valli, More, More, More by Andrea True Connection, in addition to a few small label productions that were not hits.
Gralsa Gralsa
I believe that in 1975 various early disco 12" were released.
Kendis Kendis
it was the time where the first 12inch came out, with a idea from Mrs Tom Moulton with José Rodriguezthis track is mastered by J.R. himself ! one of the best song by the band here !!!
Orll Orll
Wow, where to begin with this song... The Fatback Band is an extremely talented ensemble that delivered many all-time classics that still sound far better than similar disco music. It is not a coincidence that I consider them as #1 among many others in my huge disco selection. Certainly very dance-oriented, this rare and very sought-after single contains their best song. The "Spanish Hustle" is an extremely dynamic latin-flavoured disco song with strong synth, and saxophone elements. The vocals are minimal but necessary to make the song sound so nice. The quality of the pressing is also excellent. So, we have 3 versions: a) Side one, the 5.54 version which is the best as it's the most dynamic-pure party fever. It also features the tightest TK disco-style percussions, so the song easily also fits in a summery, exotic TK sounding set. But don't let my advise fool you: the song makes a warm atmosphere, so it can be a success all year long into your disco set! The bpm vary between 121 and 124 which is just fine. The B side has 2 versions. The 5.16 (=the album version), 124bpm, is less dynamic, less percussions, but more vocals and saxophone. And the 3.28 version is a shorter version of the A side version. It's also a great addition to a funky house collection. Remember the summer 1999 hit "Spanish Hustle" by Full Intention (Dtension records, 001)? Here you have the original. Get this song if you love real dance music. But don't overplay the vinyl! It's a rare item that requires care-and please wrap it in a polylined sleeve to extend its life...