John Morales


In 1975, while being DJ for a few years in local Bronx clubs, John Morales realised that he wanted to make some of his records last longer in time, back then most were in the 3/4 minutes range... So by use of his TEAC 71/2 and a box of razor blades John started splicing tape for endless hours and so became most probably one the first DJ to create the 'extended mix' (or 'remix' in its original form). In doing so he realised also that he could achieve a similar thing by cutting, slicing and taping parts from different recordings and so was born the basis for his (deadly) medleys. John says "I can still see the 100's of edits zoom by every-time I play the tape". John Morales started to release some of his reel to reel edits, medleys and remixes to Acetate via the Sunshine Sound (a NYC studio where DJ's could bring their reel to reel tapes and have acetate copies cut one at a time), so that he and later anyone could play these tracks at clubs. Greg Carmichael gave him his first mixing job after hearing some of his Sunshine Acetate mixes and these first two official mixes made him famous: 'Dance and Shake Your Tambourine' for Universal Robot Band, The and the classic from Inner Life: 'I'm Caught Up". However many of his early mixes and edits, even officially released, were and remains uncredited and so might not appear in his discography ! John has been working for numerous of acts and has been involved in over 500 songs. Both on his own and as part of John Morales & Sergio Munzibai (M & M Productions) with Sergio Munzibai. John Morales is truly one of the most crucial originator of the extended mix, remix and re-edit idea, anyone in that field own him tribute.

Songs in our database mixed by John Morales

Artist Song Year Duration Original Label Mix by UK US NL Disco Album title Album label Country Catalog number Format Original duration Distributor Genre
Ashford & Simpson High-Rise 1983 05:27 Capitol John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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41 High-Rise Big Break United States 8558 12 inch 05:27 Universal Disco BUY
Brass Construction Walkin' The Line 1983 05:45 Capitol John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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17 Disco Giants 6 PTG United States 8549 / SPRO-9914 12 inch 04:50 Universal Disco BUY
Candi Staton Young Hearts Run Free 1976 Warner Bros. John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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8 The M+M Mixes 2 United States BS 2948 Album 04:08 Warner Disco
Carol Douglas I Got The Answer 1979 08:37 Midsong International John Morales
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51 Greatest Hits Unidisc United States MD 512 12 inch 09:12 Unidisc Disco BUY
Class Action Featuring Chris Wiltshire Weekend 1983 10:03 Sleeping Bag John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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21 9 The M&M Mixes BBE United States SLX-1 12 inch 09:38 Indie Disco BUY
Class Action Featuring Chris Wiltshire Weekend 1983 09:41 Sleeping Bag John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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21 9 Vintage Grooves Dance Mixes Volume 1 Seamless United States SLX-1 12 inch 09:38 Indie Disco BUY
Class Action Featuring Chris Wiltshire Weekend 1983 09:37 Sleeping Bag John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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21 9 Absolutely... The Very Best Of Disco Deepbeats United States SLX-1 12 inch 09:38 Indie Disco BUY
Curtis Hairston I Want You (All Tonight) 1983 07:28 Pretty Pearl John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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35 The M&M Mixes BBE United States P.P. 510 12 inch 06:02 Indie Disco BUY
Curtis Hairston I Want You (All Tonight) 1983 05:53 Pretty Pearl John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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35 Disco Giants 8 PTG United States P.P. 510 12 inch 06:02 Indie Disco BUY
Diana Ross The Boss 1979 10:42 Motown John Morales
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1 Club Motown Universal United States M 00026D1 12 inch 07:23 Universal Disco BUY
France Joli The Heart To Break The Heart 1983 09:31 Prelude John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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3 Rare Preludes Volume 6 Prelude Canada PRL D 599/673 12 inch 09:20 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 09:03 Prelude John Morales
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7 Essential Garage Dancefloor Classics Deepbeats United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 09:02 Prelude John Morales
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7 Vintage Grooves Disco Volume 1 Seamless United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 07:41 Prelude John Morales
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7 The Must Of Prelude 2 Karamel United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 07:28 Prelude John Morales
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7 Can't Stop Dancing Volume 2 Unidisc United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 07:28 Prelude John Morales
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7 Dance Classics The Hits Vol. 11 Unidisc United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 07:26 Prelude John Morales
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7 Prelude's Greatest Hits Volume I Prelude United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 07:21 Prelude John Morales
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7 Absolutely... The Very Best Of Prelude Records Deepbeats United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair) 1979 06:48 Prelude John Morales
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7 The History Of Prelude Records Karamel United States PRL D 519 12 inch 07:54 Unidisc Disco BUY
Inner Life Ain't No Mountain High Enough 1981 10:40 Salsoul John Morales
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20 The M&M Mixes BBE United States SG 350 12 inch 07:32 BMG Disco BUY
Lime Guilty 1983 08:31 Prism John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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22 Star-Funk Volume 12 Unidisc Canada PDS 470 12 inch 08:09 Unidisc Disco BUY
Lime Angel Eyes 1983 05:58 Prism John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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12 Dance Classics The Hits Vol. 5 Unidisc Canada PDS 475 12 inch 07:20 Unidisc Disco BUY
Little Toni Marsh Video Burnout 1983 05:44 Prism John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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45 Star-Funk Vol. 6 Unidisc United States PDS 465 12 inch 06:25 Unidisc Disco BUY
Melba Moore Underlove 1982 05:36 Capitol John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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42 The Other Side Of The Rainbow Funky Town Grooves United States 8547 / SPRO-9903 12 inch 05:37 Universal Disco BUY
Odyssey Native New Yorker 1977 06:19 RCA John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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3 Dance Dance Dance Volume II RCA United States JD-11063 / PD-11063 12 inch 05:35 Sony Disco BUY
Odyssey Native New Yorker 1977 06:19 RCA John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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3 Grand 12-Inches 14 Sony United States JD-11063 / PD-11063 12 inch 05:35 Sony Disco BUY
One Way Shine On Me 1983 MCA John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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42 United States L33-1124 12 inch 08:36 Universal Disco
Pure Energy Featuring Lisa Stevens Love Game 1983 07:18 Prism John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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30 Party On Unidisc United States PDS 480 12 inch 07:14 Unidisc Disco BUY
Pure Energy Featuring Lisa Stevens Love Game 1983 07:18 Prism John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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30 Funky Music Classics Volume 2 Unidisc United States PDS 480 12 inch 07:14 Unidisc Disco BUY
Pure Energy Featuring Lisa Stevens Love Game 1983 07:16 Prism John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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30 Star-Funk Vol. 6 Unidisc United States PDS 480 12 inch 07:14 Unidisc Disco BUY
Pure Energy Featuring Lisa Stevens Love Game 1983 07:11 Prism John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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30 Disco Giants 8 PTG United States PDS 480 12 inch 07:14 Unidisc Disco BUY
Rick James You And I 1978 09:55 Motown John Morales
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3 Come Get It! Motown United States M 00012D1 12 inch 08:04 Universal Disco BUY
Rick James Big Time 1980 11:41 Motown John Morales
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38 Garden Of Love Hip-O United States PR-72 12 inch 06:27 Universal Disco BUY
Ronnie Dyson All Over Your Face 1983 07:16 Cotillion John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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16 The M&M Mixes BBE United States 0-96989 / DMD 664 12 inch 06:09 Warner Disco BUY
Ruby Andrews I Wanna Be Near You 1977 05:28 ABC John Morales
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40 The Men In The Glass Booth BBE United States AB-12286 Single 04:18 Universal Disco BUY
Shalamar A Night To Remember 1982 07:20 Solar John Morales
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15 Absolutely... The Very Best Of Solar Deepbeats United States AS-11553 12 inch 05:08 Unidisc Disco BUY
Shalamar A Night To Remember 1982 07:20 Solar John Morales
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15 Limited Solar Edition Street Sounds United States AS-11553 12 inch 05:08 Unidisc Disco BUY
Shalamar A Night To Remember 1982 07:20 Solar John Morales
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15 Solar Disco Classics Sequel United States AS-11553 12 inch 05:08 Unidisc Disco BUY
Shalamar A Night To Remember 1982 07:19 Solar John Morales
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15 Funky Disco 1 Pro DJ United States AS-11553 12 inch 05:08 Unidisc Disco BUY
Shalamar A Night To Remember 1982 07:19 Solar John Morales
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15 The Solar System Vol. 1 Solar United States AS-11553 12 inch 05:08 Unidisc Disco BUY
Shalamar A Night To Remember 1982 07:19 Solar John Morales
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15 The Solar System Vol. 3 Solar United States AS-11553 12 inch 05:08 Unidisc Disco BUY
Shalamar A Night To Remember 1982 07:17 Solar John Morales
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15 Solar The Ultimate 12" Collection PTG United States AS-11553 12 inch 05:08 Unidisc Disco BUY
Tata Vega Get It Up For Love 1979 09:55 Motown John Morales
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17 Club Motown Universal United States M 00021D1 12 inch 05:58 Universal Disco BUY
Teena Marie I Need Your Lovin' 1980 09:37 Motown John Morales
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2 Club Motown Universal United States PR-74 12 inch 06:28 Universal Disco BUY
Thelma Houston Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 1979 10:24 Motown John Morales
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33 Club Motown Universal United States M 00013D1 12 inch 06:19 Universal Disco BUY
Three Million I've Been Robbed 1983 Cotillion John Morales
Sergio Munzibai
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20 United States 0-96979 / DMD 684 12 inch 09:38 Warner Disco