Get funky…and do it ’til you’re satisfied
Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) by B.T. Express, originally released in 1974, is a landmark album in funk and dance music. The disc’s tight, hard grooving stew of wah-wah guitar, saxes, strings, flute, congas, and male-female vocals bridges the influence of Sly & The Family Stone and the psychedelic soul-era Temptations with Blaxploitation soundtrack funk and the emerging disco sound.
A gold-certified #1 R&B and Top 5 charting Pop album, Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) spun off two #1 R&B hits with the groovy title track and the band’s near-instrumental theme song “Express” – both of which also went Top 5 on the Pop chart and Top 10 in Canada. But more significant than its success is its influence: the then-unknown Tom Moulton’s extended disco mix of “Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied),” featured on the album, is widely regarded as the first dance remix ever!
In spite of its illustrious history, Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) hasn’t been especially well presented on CD previously. Earlier CD issues have had a distinctly budget-y feel, with altered cover art, edited song lengths, reshuffled track sequences, and indifferent sound quality. That all changes with Iconoclassic Records’ reissue. Remastered by Donald Cleveland with input from Tom Moulton and Randy Muller, with a definitive 3800-word liner note essay by A. Scott Galloway based on new 2022 interviews with the original band members, and housed in a beautifully designed, memorabilia packed 16-page booklet designed by Chris Eselgroth, this CD will leave funkateers satisfied.
1. Express (Tom Moulton Disco Mix)
2. If It Don’t Turn You On (You Oughta’ Leave It Alone) (full-length LP version)
3. Once You Get It
4. Everything Good to You (Ain’t Always Good for You)
5. Mental Telepathy
6. Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) (Tom Moulton Disco Remix)
7. Do You Like It (full-length LP version)
8. That’s What I Want for You Baby (full-length LP version)
9. This House Is Smokin’
10. Express (Single Version)
11. Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) (Single Version)
Do It (’Til You’re Satisfied) by B.T. Express is now available for pre-order. Release date: May 27, 2022
In other Iconoclassic news, the 40th Anniversary Edition of Graham Parker's 1982 solo debut Another Grey Area is just a few weeks away from release. It'll be out on April 1st. Graham will also be hitting the road in April for a long-awaited U.S. tour. Be sure to check out one of the shows. You may even hear a song or two from Another Grey Area in his sets.
We're hard at work on more exciting reissues, including a 2 CD deluxe edition, a first time on CD title, and even a previously unreleased album! We can't wait to share the news...and the music...with you.