A1 - Stand On The Word (Larry Levan Mix)
A2 - Stand On The Word (Patchworks Remix)
B1 - Stand On The Word (Panoptikum Arkestra Remix)
B2 - Stand On The Word (Walter Mecca Remix)
Originally recorded live in the First Baptist Church in Crown Heights, NYC, in 1982 under "Celestial Choir", The Joubert Singers’ version is a re-recording done for Next Plateau, featuring the same singers but done outside of the church choir. It has been recently officially reissued on Favorite Recordings (FVR067), as it was originally. Favorite now follows-up with this new 12inch, including the famous Larry Levan Mix and new brilliant and unique remixes by Patchworks, Panoptikum Arkestra and Walter Mecca.
A1 - Stand On The Word (Dimitri From Paris DJ Friendly Remix)
A2 - Stand On The Word (1982 Version)
B1 - Stand On The Word (Studio Version)
B2 - Stand On The Word (Cinnamon Springs Remix)
In 2007, renowned French producer Julien Jabre tracked down the American gospel singer Phyliss McKoy Joubert on MySpace. Joubert was already a cult figure for house aficionados thanks to "Stand on the Word", a song she wrote and performed with her "Celestial Choir" in 1982 that became a staple of the club scene in New York. It resurfaced as a mysterious bootleg in 2000. Julien, who'd fallen in love with the song, was eager to remix and officialy rerelease it. When he finally reached out to Phyliss, she explained the multitrack tape had been lost. The only thing to do was rerecording it-along with 10 other tracks. Today on French label Elias, Julien and The Joubert Singers are releasing "Stand on the Word" in its original and unique 1982 version (mistakenly named after Larry Levan) and 3 brand new mixes including a fresh Dimitri From Paris remix.