McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (12″ extended mix) b/w I Got The Love (1979)

McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now b/w I Got The Love
Vinyl rip in 24-bit/192 kHz | FLAC  & mp3 |  300 dpi scans | Disco funk
515 MB  (24/192) + 280 MB (24/96) + 87 MB (16/44.1)  34 MB (320 kbs)
1979 Philadelphia International Records  – 2Z8 3675

It’s a Wednesday and everyone can use a little help to power through the rest of the week, so I thought I’d make a very short post here.  Featured here is a solid slab of funk-driven disco, a dance floor anthem, and a smash hit for McFadden & Whitehead.  It overflows with positivity and joy.  This extended mix brings an additional 3 minutes to its already prodigious length. The B side, “I Got The Love”, seems to be the same mix as the album version. This tune owes a lot to Otis Redding, in particular the chord changes of ‘Hard To Handle’ in the chorus.  It’s also a great tune, but “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” is what you came for.  A good friend of mine called it a perfect song the other day, and I’m inclined to agree.

Label/Cat#: Philadelphia International Records – 2Z8 3675
Country: US
Year: 1979
Genre: Funk, Soul
Style: Soul, Disco
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM, Single

A – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now (10:45)
B – I Got The Love (03:32)

Total length: 14:17

More information:

Transfer lineage:  Record cleaned on Music Hall WCS-3 machine with custom fluid; vinyl 1979 Philadelphia International 2ZB 3675; Pro-Ject RM-5SE with Audio Tecnica Signet TK7E cartridge; Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 preamp with Philips NOS ECC83 tubes powered by Accu-box battery PSU; Audioquest Black Mamba and Pangea Premier interconnect cables; RME Babyface Pro interface ; Adobe Audition at 32-bit float 192khz; Click Repair with output monitored in real time; further clicks and pops removed manually with Adobe Audition 3.0; resampled, dithered, converted to FLAC using iZotope RX Advanced. Tags done with Foobar 2000 and Tag and Rename.