A stellar previously unreleased track from Patti LaBelle, “Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Feelin’,” recorded during the sessions for her 1989 album Be Yourself, is out today for the first time, on a digital EP from Geffen/UMe with six brand new mixes. Get HERE.
“Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Feelin’” was produced and written by Full Force, with background vocals and instrumentals performed by Full Force and Cheryl Pepsii Riley. This high octane single comes equipped with LaBelle’s legendary soaring vocals and has various new mixes, such as the super fresh “Cleaning House Mix” and the “The Ozone Layer Mix,” both of which are spearheaded by DJ Geenius (AKA Baby Gerry of Full Force), as well as the “M & M Mix” created by Remixer/Producer/DJ John Morales. Each remix was created using the song’s original analog tapes along with Full Force’s celebrated production. Showcasing its timelessness, the song is a rebirth for dance music enthusiasts for decades to come.
LaBelle first met Full Force when she and Timmy Regisford, then MCA Records’ A&R rep, came to Sigma Sound Studios unannounced, eager to create something for her next studio album. Meeting Full Force for the first time, Patti convinced them to rearrange their schedules to work on her album. The result at the time was “I Got It Like That,” included on her eventual album release, Be Yourself, in 1989.
What the public didn’t know was that they also recorded the extraordinary “Ain’t Nuthin’ But A Feelin’.”