49ers

Biography

Ann-Marie Smith

Ann-Marie Smith is from London; her parents originate from Jamaica. Nearly all Ann-Marie's relatives have music as their hobby, which they have inherited from their father, who sang in a local island band, before leaving Jamaica for Brittain. As a child Ann-Marie loved to do creative things as singing, dancing and so on. After joining the school and church choir, she eventually got a leading role in the school musical, it was from then that she longed to be a singer.

From an early age she knew that she would follow in her father's footsteps, so she enrolled at the "Kingsway and Princeton Collage for Performing Arts" where she was spotted by her manager while she was performing her version of "Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin which is one of her favorite songs. At her age of 17, Ann-Marie was already performing live gigs in local discos and jazz clubs. As a result of this kind of work she was constantly in touch with other musicians and DJ's. Trough this she got the opportunity to sing live with the soul band "Easy" at the Hammersmith Odeon.

Towards her 18th birthday she joined a group "Nelife" as leadsinger. They produced their first track "Got 2 Be Free" which was immediately accepted by A&M. This was later followed by the second single "Keep Your Lovin". Both tracks entered into the British Top Ten Dance singels and the album was a huge succses in the clubs of Britain and America and as a result, Ann-Marie was established as the top "Garage Singer" to emerge from the UK. From then Ann-Marie had many offers to work on one-off jobs although she concentrated more on carving out a career for herself.

Right at this time Gianfranco Bortolotti of Media Records was searching world-wide for a new singer for the famous "49 ERS".
Over a period of 6 months, a total of 5 singers came to Italy from America and the UK to audition for the new album. The voice had to be perfectly suited and Gianfranco didn't find what he was looking for. The search continued.

Finally G.F.B. reached Michael at MCA, who was a personal friend of Ann-Marie's manager.
After hearing a demo-tape of her voice Gianfranco knew that the search was over.

Immediately after, Ann-Marie came to Italy to begin work on the new 49 ERS album. Her desire to succeed made her all the more popular with the production team of Media Records who find her a joy to work with. The first single from the album "Move Your Feet" stormed the charts all over Europe and America reaching the first position on the worldwide charts!

Summer 1992 - Double production, double success.
49 ERS release another great mix "Got To Be Free" obtaining big results from sales and press but it's with
"The Music Is Moving", the first track made with Fargetta, that she becomes the queen of the summer; the song is played in every radio, in all kinds of clubs and Ann-Marie is invited to many shows to promote the song and the new album, "Playing With Me Heart" released in the Autumn 1992.

She was still at the first position with "The Music Is Moving" when Media Records released a new single of 49Ers
"The Message" which follows the others in success. In december she toured Japan with Mig and Cappella (both artists from Media Records) for a big media event. Then, a new production with Fargetta. This time she makes new an old
record by John Miels "Music!". Her powerful voice gives a different interpretation to this "classic", giving the new generations the possibility to know it, love it and dance to it.

Februari 1993
The new single "Everything" gets to the no.1 position in 120 Italian radios.
Within the first week of May, that gets right away in the record mirror club chart at no 5.

July 1993
"Keep Your Love", a single that had very good response by the audience all over Europe.

October 1994
The single "Rockin' My Body" is following the bright walk of success like the previous ones.

1996
The single "Lovin' You" was released on January 25th.

1997
The single "Baby, I'm Yours" was released on February 25th and the single called "I Got The Music (aka I Got It)" was released on December 1st.

1998
The 49ers are hoping that the powerful "Let The Sunshine In" will bring them more success. This track has
got strong vocals and is very suitable for the clubs. Ann Marie Smith at her best.

2002
On 28 October 2002 a single from 49ers was released in Italy. The single was called "My Heart", with the backside "(Escape) My Heart".


The Singles

Title: Die Walküre (7")
Released: 1988
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Die Walküre (Edited Vocal)
Die Walküre (Edited Instrumental)
n/a
n/a


Title: Die Walküre (Remix)
Released: 1988
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



Title: Shadows (7")
Released: 1989
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Shadows (Edited Hot Night Mix)
Shadows (Edited House Mix)
n/a
n/a


Title: Don't You Love Me (7")
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Don't You Love Me (Edited 90's Mix)
Don't You Love Me (Edited Hip House Mix)
n/a
n/a


Title: Don't You Love Me
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Don't You Love Me (Radio Version)
Don't You Love Me (90's Mix)
Don't You Love Me (Hip House Mix)
3:13
5:56
5:30

Title: Touch Me
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Touch Me (Radio Version)
Touch Me (Hard Core Remix)
Touch Me (Hard Core Version)
Touch Me (Sexual Version)
Touch Me (Instrumental)
3:43
5:36
6:26
6:06
5:50

Title: I Need You (12")
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
I Need You (Extended mix)
I Need You (Radio mix)
I Need You (Suspense mix)
I Need You (Red zone remix)
I Need You (Radio remix)
I Need You (Street remix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Move Your Feet (12")
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track A4.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
Move Your Feet (Introducing the Song)
Move Your Feet (Extended Techno Mix)
Move Your Feet (Reprise)
Move Your Feet (Extended Underground Mix)
Move Your Feet (A-Cappella)
Move Your Feet (Extended House Mix)
Move Your Feet (The Final Cut)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Girl To Girl (12")
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Girl To Girl (Extended Mix)
49ers Megamix (Extended Version)
Girl To Girl (Instrumental)
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Girl To Girl
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Girl to Girl (Single Remix)
Girl to Girl (Soul-Remix)
49ers Megamix (Radio Version)
49ers Megamix (Extended Version)
3:32
6:10
3:56
6:20

Title: Girl To Girl (Mixes)
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Girl To Girl (Italia '90 Remix)
Girl To Girl (Italia '90 Radio Remix)
Girl To Girl (Italia '90 Instrumental)
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Got To Be Free
Released: May 7, 1992
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.

 
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.

Got To Be Free (Radio Mix)
Got To Be Free (Mars Plastic Mix)
Got To Be Free (E-Smoove Groove Mix)
Got To Be Free (Night Dreams Club Mix)

12"
Got To Be Free (Mars Plastic Mix)
Got To Be Free (E-Smoove Groovy Mix)
Got To Be Free (Night Dreams Club Mix)
Got To Be Free (Maurice's Underground Mix)
Got To Be Free (Gradualundergroundub)
Got To Be Free (Tribal Mix)

3:41
5:28
6:25
6:27

 
5:28
6:25
6:27
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: The Message (12")
Released: July 29, 1992
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track B1.
Track B2.
The Message (Mars Plastic Mix)
The Message (Full Mix)
The Message (Club Mix)
The Message (Gradualswingroundub)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Everything (12")
Released: February 16, 1993
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
Everything (DJ Pierre USA Mix)
Everything (Max Mix)
Everything (A-Cappella)
Everything (DJ Professor Club Cut)
Everything (DJ Professor Xclub Cut)
Everything (Jazz Voice Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Keep Your Love
Released: July 1993
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Keep Your Love (Extended Mix)
Keep Your Love (Naked Eye Radio Mix)
Keep Your Love (Naked Eye Power Club Mix)
Keep Your Love (R.A.F. Mix)
Keep Your Love (DJ Professor XClub Cut)
Keep Your Love (Dub Mix)
6:07
3:36
4:40
6:28
5:20
4:42

Title: Rockin' My Body
Released: October 1994
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Rockin' My Body (Birch & Chris Stretched Remix)
Rockin' My Body (Cappella Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Club House Mix)
Rockin' My Body (R.A.F. Zone Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Mars Plastic Mix)
n/a
5:54
6:48
5:35
6:20

Title: Move Your Feet (US Edition)
Released: October 25, 1994
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



Title: Rockin' My Body (UK Edition)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Rockin' My Body (Cappella Radio Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Primax "Nu-En-ergy" Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Clubhouse Mix)
Rockin' My Body (R.A.F. Zone Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Plus Staples Mix)
Rockin' My Body (PTP "London" Mix)
3:59
7:28
6:48
5:35
5:15
6:30

Title: Rockin' My Body (French Edition)
Released: 1995
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Rockin' My Body (Mars Plastic Radio Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Mars Plastic Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Cappella Mix)
Rockin' My Body (Plus Staples Mix)
3:50
6:20
5:54
5:16

Title: Lovin' You
Released: January 25, 1996
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Lovin' You (Single Cut)
Lovin' You (House Mix)
Lovin' You (Hardhouse Mix)
Lovin' You (R.A.F. Zone Mix)
Lovin' You (Prof-X-Or Club Mix)
3:47
6:12
6:33
5:29
5:43

Title: Baby, I'm Yours
Released: February 25, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Baby, I'm Yours (Extended Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (Radio Version)
Baby, I'm Yours (9th Minute of Jazzy Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (Main Dub Vox 1 Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (Van's Hard Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (Hard House)
Baby, I'm Yours (All Night Mix)
5:47
3:46
8:54
8:33
8:35
5:41
7:11

Title: Baby, I'm Yours (12")
Released: March 14, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Baby, I'm Yours (Van S Hard Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (Main Dub Vox 1 Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (All Night Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (9th Minute Of Jazzy Mix)
8:35
8:33
7:11
8:54

Title: Baby, I'm Yours (Scandinavian Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Baby, I'm Yours (Radio Edit)
Baby, I'm Yours (Extended Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (Main Dub Vox 1 Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (Van's Hard Mix)
Baby, I'm Yours (9th Minute Of Jazzy Mix)
4:13
5:45
8:33
8:34
8:51

Title: I Got The Music (Aka I Got It)
Released: December 1, 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
I Got The Music (Radio Edit)
I Got The Music (Satori Mix)
I Got The Music (Speed '70 Mix)
I Got The Music (Hi Dub Mix)
I Got The Music (B@ss Boyz Mix)
I Got The Music (House Mix)
4:00
5:52
7:28
9:34
7:09
9:20

Title: I Got The Music (Aka I Got It) (Scandinavian Edition)
Released: 1997
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
I Got the Music (Club Edit Mix (Ex-Airplay Mix))
I Got the Music (Pizzo Pazzo Mix)
I Got the Music (Club Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: Let The Sunshine In
Released: October 1998
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Let The Sunshine In (Radio Mix)
Let The Sunshine In (House Mix Edit)
Let The Sunshine In (House Mix)
Let The Sunshine In (Full Mix)
Let The Sunshine In (Full Extended Club)
Let The Sunshine In (Extended)
Let The Sunshine In (Club Mix)
Let The Sunshine In (70 Mix)
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a
n/a

Title: My Heart / (Escape) My Heart
Released: October 28, 2002
Tracklisting:
n/a n/a n/a



The Albums

Title: 49ers (German Edition)
Released: 1990
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Touch Me
I Need You
I Will Survive
Die Walküre
Don't You Love Me
How Longer
Shadows (Remix)
Girl To Girl
3:40
3:45
3:55
3:40
3:55
4:05
3:55
3:30

Title: 49ers
Released: April 13, 1990
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Touch Me
I Need You
I Will Survive
Die Walküre
Don't You Love Me
How Longer
Shadows (Remix)
Girl To Girl
Die Walkure (Extended Remix)
Touch Me (Extended Hard Core Remix)
3:47
3:25
3:50
3:51
3:14
3:40
3:34
3:29
6:07
5:39

Title: The Remixes (Japanese Edition)
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 1.1.
Track 1.2.
Track 1.3.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
49ers Mega Mix
Don't You Love Me
How Longer
Touch Me
Touch Me (Hardcore Remix)
Don't You Love Me (Fully Italian Remix)
Don't You Love Me (Hip House Mix featuring MC Magic Max)
I Need You (Red Zone Mix)
I Need You (Street Mix)
Girl To Girl (Extended Mix)
Die Walküre (1990 Remix)
Shadows (Get on the Floor House Mix)
How Longer (Remixed by DJ Molella)
I Will Survive (1991 Remix)
6:23
 
 
 
5:39
5:01
5:33
5:48
5:08
6:13
6:09
7:07
6:04
6:28

Title: The Remix Album
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
I'll Survive (1991 Remix)
I Need You (Red Zone Remix)
Girl Yo Girl (Soul Remix)
Die Walküre (Remix 89)
Touch Me (Sexual Remix)
Don't You Love Me (Atomic Remix)
How Longer (Molella Remix)
Underground Megamix
6:29
3:59
3:50
6:00
4:19
4:11
3:44
7:25

Title: The Remix Album (12")
Released: 1991
Tracklisting:
Track A1.
Track A2.
Track A3.
Track A4.
Track B1.
Track B2.
Track B3.
Track B4.
I'll Survive (1991 Remix)
I Need You (Red Zone Remix)
Girl Yo Girl (Soul Remix)
Die Walküre (Remix 89)
Touch Me (Sexual Remix)
Don't You Love Me (Atomic Remix)
How Longer (Molella Remix)
Underground Megamix
6:29
3:59
3:50
6:00
4:19
4:11
3:44
7:25

Title: Playing With My Heart
Released: August 12, 1992
Tracklisting:
Track 1.
Track 2.
Track 3.
Track 4.
Track 5.
Track 6.
Track 7.
Track 8.
Track 9.
Track 10.
Track 11.
Track 12.
Track 13.
The Message
Move Your Feet (Overture)
Got To Be Free
Every Beat Of My Heart
Take Time
Knock At Cage Of Love
Move Your Feet
Wild Town
Keep Your Love
Everything
Walking Down
Move Your Feet (Extended Techno Mix)
Got To Be Free (Mars Plastic Mix)
4:24
1:52
4:32
4:29
4:37
5:33
3:47
4:34
4:19
4:11
4:21
5:52
5:40

I n f o r m a t i o n
Biography © 1996 Remixed Records
Additional Information and Discography © Niklas Adolfsson 1996-2014

Thanks to Sami Orava for information and tracklistings.
Thanks to David Nascimento for info and picture on "Baby, I'm Yours".
Thanks to Kriz for some information.
Big thanks to James for many tracklistings.
Thanks to Sami Orava for some discography information.
Thanks to Gustavo Garcia for some discography information.
Thanks to Fabio Coutinho for some discography information.
Thanks to Nolimits for some discography information.
Thanks to Marlon Treep for some discography information.
Thanks to Patrik Blomdahl for some discography information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Dirk Möbius for some discography information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Florent for some CD-covers.
Thanks to Tim for some CD-covers.
Thanks to GUKP for some discography information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Henri Kumlander for some discography information.
Thanks to D-man'94 for some discography information and CD-covers.
Thanks to Georg Wenzel for some discography information and CD-covers.

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