Saturday, January 8, 2011

Shola Ama: You Might Need Somebody (UK CDS 1 & 2) (WEA, 1996)


This was UK R&B singer Shola Ama's breakthrough hit. It reached number four on the UK singles chart in 1996 and also reached the top ten in several other European countries as well. In the UK, it was issued on two separate CD singles, which was a common format there in the mid to late 90s due to time restrictions on maxi-singles. The set included notable mixes by Cutfather + Joe, German house producer Mouse T. and Basement Jaxx.
Some mixes feature a 'rap' from Pras Michael, while others (notably the house mixes) feature little vocals. The Basement Jaxx "Night Dub" mix in particular features just ad-libs and randomly spoken phrases with little or no association with the actual song or any of its content at all.

1. You Might Need Somebody (DI Classic Radio Mix)
2. You Might Need Somebody (DI Classic Radio Mix With Rap)
3. You Might Need Somebody (C & J Lovers Mix)
4. You Might Need Somebody (Mousse T's Mellow Dub Mix)
5. You Might Need Somebody (Ill-In-Ton's Club Mix)

Listen: DI Classic Radio Mix With Rap (Pras Michel)

Listen: Mousse T's Mellow Dub Mix


1. You Might Need Somebody (Paul Waller Dirty Bass Mix With Rap)
2. You Might Need Somebody (Mousse T's Soul Train With Rap)
3. You Might Need Somebody (Brockpocket Mix)
4. You Might Need Somebody (Basement Jaxx Night Dub)

Listen: You Might Need Somebody (Paul Waller Dirty Bass Mix With Rap)

Listen: You Might Need Somebody (Basement Jaxx Night Dub)