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Taana Gardner - Heartbeat Album

Taana Gardner - Heartbeat Album
Performer: Taana Gardner
Genre: Soul & Funk
Title: Heartbeat
MP3 album size: 1611 mb
FLAC album size: 1414 mb
Style: Disco
Country: US
Released: 1981
Catalog number: WES-22132
Label: West End Records


1Heartbeat (Party Version)
Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Hugo Dwyer
2Heartbeat (Club Version)
Engineer [Mix Engineer] – Frank Filipetti


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
WES-22132Taana Gardner Heartbeat ‎(12")West End RecordsWES-22132US1981
WES 1011Taana Gardner Heartbeat (A Touch Of Class Remixes) ‎(CDr, Promo)West End RecordsWES 1011US2001
WES 22132Taana Gardner Heartbeat ‎(12", RE, RM)West End RecordsWES 22132UK2015
WES-22132Taana Gardner Heartbeat ‎(12", Single)West End RecordsWES-22132US1981
WES 1232Taana Gardner Heartbeat ‎(7")West End RecordsWES 1232US1981


  • Arranged ByDennis Weeden, Kenton Nix
  • Engineer [Recording Engineer]Frank Filipetti
  • Executive-ProducerHenry Batts, Kenton Nix, Milton A. Simpson
  • Mastered By√ANOS
  • Mixed ByLarry Levan
  • ProducerKenton Nix
  • Producer [In Assoc. With]Henry Batts
  • Written-ByKenton Nix


Produced for Kenix Productions
Kenix Music/Sugar Biscuit
© ℗ 1981

A Product Of West End Music Industries, Inc.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): 70450-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): 70451-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout (Variation 2)): WES-22132 - 70450-1A CLUB P.G. √ANOS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout (Variation 2)): WES-22132 - 70451-1A PARTY VERSION √ANOS
  • Rights Society: ASCAP


  • Published By – Kenix Music
  • Published By – Sugar Biscuit
  • Manufactured By – West End Music Industries, Inc.
  • Produced For – Kenix Productions



Heartbeat is a 1981 dance single by Taana Gardner. It was arranged by Dennis Weeden and Kenton Nix, and released by West End Records, with the more famous club mix created by Larry Levan. It reached the Billboard R&B chart at No. 10 and the No. 6 on the dance chart. It has sold over 800,000 copies. Heartbeat is a post-disco song, which runs for 9 minutes and 34 seconds for the 12-inch Club version mixed by Levan. It is set in common time and has a tempo of 100 beats per minute. Despite praised. Heartbeat - Taana Gardner. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. 80s Dance. When You Touch Me. Taana Gardner. Vocalist Taana Gardner was one of the leading lights of West End Records, a New York label that released some of the finest and most influential disco during the late 70s and early 80s. At a very young age, the Newark, NJ-born Gardner knew that she wanted to act and sing. Her grandmother, a former opera singer, began giving her vocal lessons at the age of five. Before she hit her teens, she was already a playwright her work was featured at the Lincoln Center and also at the Apollo. Taana Gardner is a music album by Taana Gardner released in 1979. Taana Gardner 45 Work That Body bw Work That Body on West End disco Condition: Used. Time left: 20h 10m 6s Ships to: Worldwide. Taana Gardner - Work That Body - West End Records - 2000 762091 Condition: Used. by Taana Gardner. Album: single release 1981. Get the Sheet Music License This Song . songfacts . Gardner's version has been sampled by several artists, including Eazy-E in Radio 1988, De La Soul in Buddy 1989, and DMX It's All Good Love My Niggas 1998. This was featured in the 2000 comedy 3 strikes, starring Brian Hooks. More songs from Taana Gardner. More songs from 1981. Lyrics to Heartbeat. Songs in album Taana Gardner - Heartbeat 1981. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat Club Version. Taana Gardner - Heartbeat Party Version. Or consider a donation More Albums. View All. Hide Ads. Contributions By. Ищете треки из альбома The 80s исполнителя Taana Gardner Тогда заходите на наш сайт - слушайте музыку онлайн и скачивайте бесплатно
Stone cold classic here, and the biggest release West End ever released! Also been sampled over 50 times over the years, making it ubiquitous.However, it's strange that nobody ever picked up on how the sustained synth strings are way out of tune with the rest of the synth parts and the other instruments.It's a rather large tuning discrepancy too, and it makes for a real "SMDH" moment.Great song nonetheless....
what a tune! a definite "air guitar" playing track when it comes in midway. anybody know if there is an instrumental version?
sampled in De La Soul ‎– Buddy
Ini Kamoze 'here comes the hotstepper' , they used most of the original track for this one
And about 40 other songs.
Probe 1979 great song to dance to, sexy.
Outstanding Record: I think that kind of record will (maybe) be released every ten years. After 24 years reflecting about this record I can't tell it's magic. The rhythmic magnitude got always a straight way into the sound. It has one true timing which is best at PITCH ZERO - might be for dancers on Pitch +3%, but on it's original pitch it has enough patterns in it's musical kaleidoscope.
Wicked idea, to use the beat of a human heart as basic rhythm of a disco track. very beautiful vocals: "my heart beats for the one I love"
This is no disco ! It pure funky ,R & B !
The multitrack session I have has no claps, which leads me to believe Larry added those himself in the final mix.
Call it what you want REENO. It was put out by Mel Cheren, produced by Kenton Nix and mixed by Larry Levan, who also hammered it in the Paradise Garage. Many would argue that's as disco as you can get. Yes, it sounds like an r&b record, but the context of the track's release & history is rooted in disco. It was pretty ground breaking at the time to play a track of this tempo in a disco club, which gained it all the more hype back then. Disco was essentially sped up r&b for the clubs anyway, which eventually became house. Really, it's all the same thing.Amazing record.
This is r & b, not disco.
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