Good Thing Going


01 Good Thing Going
02 Abandon Me (Urban Shakedown Mix)
03 Abandon Me (Ramp Eviction Mix)

INFO > “Good Thing Going” was the lead single from Yazz’s album of covers, “The Natural Life”, which sadly received only a limited release in 1997. The song was originally recorded by Michael Jackson in 1971 as “We’ve Got A Good Thing Going”; however, Yazz’s reggae take on the tune is based on Sugar Minott’s version, which was a UK hit in 1981. To keep dance fans happy, Yazz’s recording of “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” (a hit for Rose Royce in 1978) was remixed and re-titled “Abandon Me” for inclusion on the B-side (EastWest later issued a full remix package in 1998).

Posted on June 21, 2013, in Ramp, Yazz. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. i guess the line is “you’ve abandoned me, love don’t live here anymore” – i only heard this song performed by madonna (“something to remember” compilation (1995). it was downtempo.

    i believe you bought this one because of the ramp remix))

    • Warner Brothers issued a remixed version of Madonna’s cover of “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” (originally recorded for “Like A Virgin”) at the same time that this Yazz single was released, which may have motivated (or necessitated) changing the title of Yazz’s version to “Abandon Me.”

      Quite astute, sir – I did buy this for the Ramp remix :-)

      And you are most welcome, my friend!

  2. forgot to say thank you)) so, thank you, chris. as always)

  3. Shelf, thanks for the Yazz material! Any chance you have the ‘Treat Me Good’ 12″ or CDS from 1990? No worries if not, just putting it out there. Have a great weekend!

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