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PREMIERE! 'You Can't Hide From Yourself' by Richard Burton

Teddy Douglas revisits a Philly soul classic

2021 Oct 28     
2 Bit Thugs

The track comes from the 'Baltimore Philadelphia International' collection, which is out tomorrow on Quanitize Recordings

Our second exclusive track premiere of the day comes to you courtesy of the mighty Quantize Recordings, as iDJ proudly brings you the first public airing of Richard Burton's take on the classicYou Can't Hide From Yourself, produced by label regular Teddy Douglas. It's one of 10 tracks that make up the compilation Teddy Douglas presents Baltimore Philadephia International, which is out tomorrow.

Released to mark the 50th anniversary of the legendary Philadelphia International label, the album sees the Basement Boys co-founder and a carefully selected coterie of friends – DJ Spen, John Morales, Tasha LaRae and more, including of course Mr Burton himself – reworking classic Gamble & Huff compositions like Jean Carn's Was That All It Was and Thelma Houston/Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes' Don't Leave Me This Way, not to mention Angie Stone's Wish I Didn't Miss You, which – we've only just learned – was co-penned by Leon Huff along with the equally legendary McFadden & Whitehead.

But it was this version of another Teddy Pendergrass-vocalled original that pricked our ears up the most, as Messrs Douglas and Burton revisit his 70s anthem to personal autonomy and sexual liberation – as also plundered by DJ Sneak for his breakout cut You Can't Hide From Your Bud back in the mid 90s. See what you think…

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