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The Joubert Singers – Remixes EP

Originally recorded live in the First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, NYC, in 1982 under Celestial Choir and pressed only for the congregation, it was first enlighted by Walter Gibbons, who acquired a copy and played it out at the 7th av. Rock and Soul shop, where he worked. 

The Joubert Singers’ version is a re-recording done for Next Plateau, featuring the same singers but done outside of the church choir. It has been recently officially reissued on Favorite Recordings (FVR067), as it was originally.

Favorite now follows-up with this new 12inch, including the famous Larry Levan Mix and new brilliant and unique remixes. It was obvious to ask Patchworks for it, considering his longtime career on the label and his famous Disco/Funk skills. Following their recent remix for The Dynamics as 7 Samurai, we could not refuse the Austrian top duo producer also known as Panoptikum Arkestra, when they told us it was one of their favorite track ever… Last but not least, young Parisian talented beatmaker Walter Mecca, who’s signed on the label, was the perfect idea to create a contemporary Hip-Hop/Funk rendition of this classic.

As for the Larry Levan Mix story, it seems he was far too busy inventorying his large collection of flashlight and torches, and would not have had time to spare to do a remix. The only reason this was written on the bootleg released few years ago, is because Larry was massively playing the original Celestial Choir’s version in clubs. At the end, it was an excellent sounding pressing of an impossibly rare LP track that had never sounded as clear or dynamic as on this version.

Released on 12inch on April 23rd 2012.



  • Anthony Valadez (KCRW /Dublab / Plug Research / Recordbreakin): “Dope! Love this! Will play it!”
  • Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts): « All time classic great to see it re-issued. Big up. »
  • LeFto ( / BBE): “Instant club play in disco mode…”
  • Rene Josquin (K7! / We’re On Air)): “Ya better dig. Larry Levan and Patchworks are treasures.”
  • Simon Hodge (The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, BBC 6): « Wonderful to hear this again. Larry Levan mix still stands the test of time and the Patchworks mix is pretty tasty as well! »
  • Simbad (Brownswood / DJ)): « You know that its anotha classic remix package, still can’t beat da Larry Levan one, been rinsin it yeaaaaars ago and it still sounds lovely… ! »
  • Erik Schneider / Erik The Red (Giant Step / Bastard Jazz): « Double whammy with Larry & Patchworks! Walter kills it too – great 12! »
  • Jon Oliver (East Village Radio NYC / « The Larry Levan is timeless, and Patchworks adds a nice update while retaining some of the original feeling. Will definitely play the Patchworks remix. »
  • Michael Rütten (Soulsearching Radioshows / Jazzthing, Groove, Hear The World Magazine / etc…): « G R E A T remix package of a G R E A T original. Like all of them. »
  • Miles Bonny (INnatesounds): « Super amazing. A classic already for me. »
  • Jay Scarlett (Ampsoul): « Brilliant array of blends. »
  • Laurent Garnier (xxx): « A classic! « 
  • Jon Dale (Dusted): « This is awesome! Love the track. »
  • Djane Tsunami (Ibiza Sonica – Dj – Broadcaster): « I couldn´t said wich one i like more!!! All excellents!! Thank you!! »
  • Juergen Drimal (98.3 Radio Superfly, « Patchworks Remix is our favorite! All the best from Vienna. »
  • Javi Bayo (DJ/Enlace Funk magazine reviewer): « Epic remixes for an already epic tune… The Larry Levan mix is just off the scale!! And the Patchworks rework sounds like an instant classic too. Ace release!! »
  • Michael  Reinboth (Compost Medien GmbH & Co. KG): « Fantastic, excellent, top! »
  • Soulist (What The Funk): « Huge Classic Track, Great remix By Patchworks…. Big up!! « 
  • Merijn Tiemessen (Wicked Jazz Sounds): « I have always been a huge fan of the original. Well done! »
  • Mike Chadwick (Jazz FM Broadcaster): « Larry Levan, zippin’ up my boots as we speak… Walter Mecca’s soulful mix is in the money as well… »
  • Emile Omar (Radio Nova): « Fat Walter Mecca beats!!! »
  • Guillaume (Le Mellotron): « Always dope »
  • Oliver Korthals (Mojo Club (Hamburg/Germany) + Out Of Spectrum @ « Well done! Heaven meets hell – gospel turns out to be a dancefloor gem on the disco scene. It cannot get any better than this! Larry Levan is the man but Patchworks givin´ it an extra twist. Serious! »