Talk:Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers

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Jive Bunny arguably marks the point at which number one hits for new artists became commonplace, rather than a rarity.

I removed this because it isn't true without a more specific definition of "new artists". The vast majority of performers never have a #1 hit at all. If someone can clarify what was meant and add it back, that would be great. Tokerboy

Really samples??[edit]

I remember to hear the first three singles and to enjoy the way the real versions are mixed together. But at the time i downloaded the albums the real samples are there no more! And the versions are like you said before, only a new Stars at 45. Anybody have any information of this?? Thanks FerBeat

I would guess copyright reasons - this was before the notable UK copyright cases over sampling in the early 1990s - Beats International were involved in one in the early 1990s for the amount of samples in "Dub Be Good To Me" - although, going by my Number Ones collection here, the last Jive Bunny #1 was only 5 #1's before Dub Be Good To Me. Still - licence fees could have been too high. --Kiand 23:47, 21 December 2005 (UTC)
You're right - they don't have the rights to most of the original samples any more, and so the tracks are now just rather poor re-recordings. "Let's Party" was played on Radio 2's Pick Of The Pops over Christmas, when they counted down the Top 20 from Xmas 1989, and I almost had a heart attack because the original contained a Gary Glitter sample, and I couldn't believe they'd allow that (!)... but in fact in the version they played it was someone else's voice in each of the main samples.
Anyway, I'm going to delete the references to the songs from Swing The Mood from here, because there is a full list at the page for the track itself, which is the right place for it. Also the track titles are not all linked to their respective pages, so I will sort that as well, plus a bit of general clean-up.Tobycek (talk) 00:33, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Real Singers[edit]

I know this discussion is probably dead and no one will see this, but I'm going to try anyway. On their debut album Jive Bunny: The Album, all the songs were done by the original artists, with the exception of Elvis' songs, they couldn't get the rights to it. This is the U.S. released version I'm talking about. Should we mention it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Meet Me Outside (talkcontribs) 11:16, 16 December 2008 (UTC)

I'd say it's probably worth adding only to a page for the album itself, which doesn't (as yet) exist. You could create one, and then discuss the different versions that existed around the world, and the copyright reasons that led to the differences... if you can find some info about it on the web somewhere.Tobycek (talk) 00:47, 26 January 2009 (UTC)