The Joubert Singers - Stand On The Word (Leftside Wobble Edit)

Last night, I stumbled upon the Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014 Lecture with Tony Humphries. Around the 7th minute, he describes how he discovered the song “Stand On The Word” by The Celestial Choir on the “ Somebody Prayed For This” compilation.

The interviewer then plays that original version from 1982, which is also mistakenly referred to and/or falsely advertised as the “Larry Levan Mix”, when in fact he had nothing to do with it. I have yet to hear a version with Larry Levan’s name attached to it that doesn’t sound exactly like the original 1982 version.

In 1985, Tony Humphries was approached by Eddie O’Loughlin, co-founder of Next Plateau Records, to remix “Stand On The Word”. In the interview, Tony Humphries makes it sound like it was more of a traditional remix without much additional material, but I think he was just being modest because he added some wicked synths and guitars. The only thing I can’t wrap my head around is why the song is pitch shifted up by about a quarter tone.

The only Tony Humphries mix that I have on vinyl is from Louie Vega’s "Choice - A Collection of Classics” compilation, but it’s not mastered very well, so I’ve selected the "Leftside Wobble Edit” for you instead. It’s basically just an extended version of the Tony Humphries “Original Version” mix from the Next Plateau release. Enjoy!