Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples

Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples

By the time Arthur Baker got around to making an album under his own name in 1989 (or as "Arthur Baker and the Backbeat Disciples," at any rate), he had a lot of favors to call in, having spent most of the '80s remixing music for half of the pop music community. But even on his own tracks, he remained a remixer and producer, creating sparkling dance grooves and having such guests as Al Green, Martin Fry of ABC, Jimmy Somerville, and Andy McClosky of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, among others, sing over them. The result set the toes tapping (although the album was surprisingly eclectic, not all hard-core dance music by any means), but it was hard to identify as the work of a particular artist. Nevertheless, individual cuts stood out: Green's "The Message Is Love" got into the R&B charts, and it and "It's Your Time" were U.K. hits. The album, however, failed to take off, and Baker left A&M.

Title Album Genre Tools
Willin' to Be Chillin' Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
Instruments:
Drums, Electric Piano, Electronic, Keyboard, and Percussion
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Dark, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Ominous, Party, and Percussive/Drums
Scene Descriptions:
In Love, Make-Out, Night Club, Rainy Day, and Strip Tease
Subgenres:
Club, New Wave, and Urban
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
Female
CD/Track #:
Merge, #1
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40424
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
It's Your Time Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #8
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40430
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
2 X 1 Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #10
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40432
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Mythical Girl Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #4
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40427
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Silly Games Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #12
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40434
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Count To Ten Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #9
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40431
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
All I Ever Wanted Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #11
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40433
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
The Message Is Love feat. Al Green Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #6
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40428
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Walk Away Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #7
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40429
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Paris Sens-Interdits Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #13
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40435
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Last Thing On My Mind Merge Pop
Client:
Artist:
Arthur Baker & the Backbeat Disciples
Genres:
Pop
CD/Track #:
Merge, #3
Release Year:
1989
Track ID:
40426
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back