April 5, 1986: Alexander O’Neal, Projection, Louie Oxley, Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess, Anita Baker

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

‘WONDERFUL WORLD’ had even more TV exposure when, during the Oscars, it was heard on the sound-track of ‘Witness’ — although Sam Cooke rightly has the hit, in fact the Levi’s jeans version is a remake by Tony Jackson of Paul Young’s backing singers … The Controllers’ Stay’ is due here now flipped by their older ‘Undercover Lover’… Joyce Sims has been on 109⅓bpm UK white label but a new Mantronik remix will be added to the full release next week. .. Total Contrast’s LP track ‘What You Gonna Do About It’ has been remixed by Timmy Regisford as their late April follow-up … Princess is being remixed by International DJ Mixers Cheese, Chad ‘n’ Orlando, plus producer Pete Waterman, all four new versions being intended for the same four-track 12 inch… TC Curtis’s fluidly cantering 117¼bpm ‘Let’s Make Love‘, widely promoed, is out on April 14 … Gwen McCrae’s original ‘Funky Sensation’ is due with others on a ‘Dance I.D.‘ compilation LP from WEA … WEA also picked up Cargo ‘Don’t Stop Your Love‘ (YZ66T), which deal hopefully made enough to cover Mike Carr’s ‘phone bill! … West London’s JBC 104.75FM stays on air through the week, other pirates who’ve reverted to traditional weekend only operation including (when last heard) Fame 94.4FM, KISS 93.95FM, LWR 92.1FM, and the poppier Starpoint 88.55FM … Russ Brown’s day job is crimping at his own Soul Scissors hair salon in New York, but the 24 year old singer/keyboardist has gospel roots (showing through the dye?) … New York City’s legendary Paradise Garage has to close later this year when its lease expires – with the best sound system in the world plus DJ Larry Levan, the club immediately became the British contingent’s awe inspiring favourite during a Disco Forum visit in early 1979, since which nothing’s really beaten it … Doug E Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew ‘The Show’ is the latest of only six singles ever to win a gold disc for officially certified US sales of over 500,000 copies on 12 inch, others being Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’, Kurtis Blow ‘The Breaks’, Frankie Smith ‘Double Dutch Bus’, Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force ‘Planet Rock’, Madonna ‘Angel’/’Into The Groove’ – the Recording Industry Association of America’s certification may not however be all embracing as not every label belongs, or seeks certification … King Kut DJ Cheese cuts up Lowestoft Ziggies Thursday (3), then the next night the differently spelt Ziggys (as Streatham’s revamped Chaplins is now known) for Paul Oakenfold & Trevor Fung’s first Friday Project Club night … Nicky Holloway has totally converted London Bridge Tooley Street’s Royal Oak with painted artwork canvas banners which cover the original decor so it no longer looks like a pub on his Special Branch Fridays … Jeff Young joins Danny Smith souling Gt. Yarmouth’s Aquarius Friday (4), when Paul Wright, Pete Haigh, Steve Barker & Dave Hamer funk Blackpool’s Dixieland … Deptford Albany Empire’s Friday over-21s Spirals stars Steve Walsh (4), CJ Carlos (11), with resident Simon Goffe — Steve’s Soul Set night will in fact return to The Hippodrome on May 14 … David Brook funks Fridays at Middlesbrough’s Norma Jean bar below the bus station … Seventh Avenue PA at Wolverhampton’s Silver Web Saturday (5), and Kabbala PA with Jonathon More and guest Robert Elms at Mayfair Legends’ new Sunday Wax club (6) … Chris ‘Connie’ Crooks (0332-384658) is after more Eurobeat/Hi-NRG gigs around Derby … Essex jock Mike Morgan is the new manager of Braintree’s Lion Records shop, offering discounts to bona fide DJs even on import orders … Hammersmith Spin Offs record/equipment shop owner Greg James reveals all his mail order customers from Finland order nothing but electro, and tons of it! … rm’s long established Disco chart is compiled with scrupulous honesty from reported floor-filling plays by, and some sales to, “black music” DJs (biased towards plays with sales boosting mainly the rising newies), which means that unlike some others we resist the easy temptation to chart records competitively just because they are new, even if the truthful result may at tunes seem boringly static —and yet we’re still accused by pop DJs of being ‘upfront”! … Eurobeat, which seems to create more controversy in some quarters than our effort is worth, is merely compiled from whatever DJ gay charts we happen to receive, so don’t blame us! … GET LOOSE – RELEASE THE TENSION!


FRESH BEAT DJ Tim Westwood introduces a daily different hot newie (soul Mon-Thur/hip hop Fri-Sun) on London’s new round the clock telephone service, Dial-A-Beat (00-771 1188 — yes, that’s 00). It’s only another ploy for British Telecom to make yet more money out of unsuspecting diallers, and although a shareholder I feel bound to warn you that each two minute call will cost you 86p (46p cheap rate). Instead of two calls you could buy a seven inch, which’ll last a lifetime. Think about it.


HOT VINYL

ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘What’s Missing (Extended Remix)’ (Tabu QTA 6244)
CBS have only gone and done it again! Against all expectations, although a short version of the attractive shuffling (0-)99⅔bpm ‘A Broken Heart Can Mend‘ is indeed nominal lead track, the four-track 12 inch is dominated by the (0-)111bpm US remix and instrumental of his hottest dance hit, potentially another ‘Saturday Love’ if ever A-sided properly but as was its LP version here just thrown away as an added attraction for converted fans. The soulfully smooth yet snappy 115⅓-0bpm ‘Are You The One‘ reappears too.

PROJECTION ‘Turn Your Love (Right Around)’ (Elite DAZZ 48) has been remixed by Max LX and Dave VJ of Hardrock with busier 0-108¾bpm electro beats which lose many of the original‘s recognisable influences, although the ‘Twilight’ blip blip remains, so that singer Doreen’s cool “London” vocal is even more to the fore — however, the flip’s 109bpm Chris Madden Allstars Remix cuts it up (and things in) much more amusingly to triple def fresh effect.

LOUIE OXLEY ‘Go-Go Gadget’ (Cooltempo COOLX 121)
With bursts of introductory applause, here at last is the insanely jaunty (0-)99⅔bpm jiggly jumping go go instrumental by Tyrone Brunson’s ‘Smurf’ keyboardist (with goofy interjections and chorusing girls) that was originally in circulation here on cassette a year ago. Bang on the groove today, it’ll wriggle you out of your skin!

ALEEM Featuring LEROY BURGESS ‘Fine Young Tender’ (LP ‘Casually Formal’ Atlantic 781 622-1)
A cult in London’s sweatier dives, Leroy groans and moans through a sassy set of electro backed soul naggers on which hottest to trot is this jiggly bright 115-0bpm snapper, seguing into the murkier 112bpm ‘Dance To The Groove‘, the jolting 106⅙bpm ‘More Than A Million‘ and 104½bpm ‘Two Faces‘ joining their wriggling import 116¾bpm ‘Love’s On Fire‘ and older 0-104bpm ‘Confusion‘ singles while in lusher slow mood are the 0-67-0bpm ‘Think’ and 0-73-0bpm ‘Stay’. Mm-hmm.

ANITA BAKER ‘Rapture’ LP (US Elektra 60444-1)
A wonderfully consistent listening set, her overdue sequel to 1983’s ‘Songstress’ confirms the ex-Chapter 8 singer as a major soul-jazz voice to rival and surpass the likes of Roberta Flack. Sexiest bass lines are on the 0-91⅓bpm ‘Caught Up In The Rapture’, 78bpm ‘Been So Long‘, Rod Temperton’s 0-84⅓bpm ‘Mystery‘, dreamier being the 87-90bpm ‘Sweet Love‘, 66-0-66-69bpm ‘You Bring Me Joy‘, 90bpm ‘No One In The World‘, 96bpm ‘Same Ole Love‘, 126/63bpm ‘Watch Your Step‘.

JANET JACKSON ‘When I Think Of You’ (LP ‘Control’ A&M AMA5106)
Fully detailed on import, her excellent Jam & Lewis-produced “grown-up” set’s standout has proved to be this hesitantly sung almost rhumba-like 0-116¼bpm attractive cool joyful jitterer, with beat boosting pants and a delightful giggle as it nears the end.

GUINN ‘Open Your Door’ (LP ‘Guinn’ US Motown 6168ML)
Seven strong, the Guinn Family boys and girls have a consistently listenable relaxed soul set with this smoothly wailing 0-90½bpm slinker its hottest dancer, the more upbeat 0-113bpm ‘People Will Be People‘ getting action too, although for quality you won’t miss amidst the 84⅓bpm ‘Dreamin’‘, 91½bpm ‘I Can’t Live Without You‘, 92⅙bpm ‘Slow Down‘, 0-74½bpm ‘Sincerely’, 120bpm ‘Tell Me’, 0-62⅔bpm ‘Give Everything You Got For Love’.

MAXI PRIEST ‘Strollin’ On (Extended Remix)’ (10 Records TEN 84-12)
Not now so noticeably based (as was his old original) on the Jazz Crusaders’ ‘Way Back Home‘, this remixed remake is a pleasant smoothly bubbling 0-92-93⅓-0bpm catchy reggae loper that’s proving easier to programme than the more inventive ‘Hello Darling’. Murder!

PATTI LaBELLE and MICHAEL McDONALD ‘On My Own’ (US MCA Records MCA-23607)
Preluding her imminent album and not very good value on import 12 inch flipped by the naff old ‘Stir It Up’, this gorgeous dreamy lush 92⅕bpm swaying smoochy duet could be another ‘Saving All My Love For You’ when released here, just you wait!

SUGAR ‘Can’t Fight The Feeling’ (US Blue Records Inc BDS 100016)
Although at first these Blue Lovett-produced cooing and weaving (0-)110-0bpm girls don’t sound that special, they get quite hypnotic once some sax has joined in and the rhythm becomes somewhat — dare I say? — Slave-ish (inst/edit flip).

JOHNNY KEMP ‘Just Another Lover’ (US Columbia 44-05368)
Co-penned and supervised by Kashif, quite obviously, this friskily lurching (0-)119bpm pent-up breathy bounder with female and group support (in three versions) also now sounds synonymous with “London” and could equally be by Five Star or the Cool Notes!

RALPH MacDONALD ‘You Need More Calypso’ (London LONX 91)
Dennis Collins’ drab vocals are much less evident on the harder Dub Mix of this mildly exotic 114⅔bpm flowing jitterer, on four-track 12 inch with the tautly percussive 126bpm ‘Surprize‘ and Bill Withers-sung dreamy old 0-46/92bpm ‘In The Name Of Love‘.

ROB MULLINS ‘Soulscape’ LP (US RMC Records RMC 1005)
Young looking white jazz keyboardist with the self-explanatory 121½-121⅔-0bpm ‘Samba’, blazing 122⅔bpm ‘Bay Wolf Blues‘, moody 0-102⅔/51⅓-102¾-0bpm ‘Making Love‘, for specialists.

SHARA ‘Can’t Get Over You’ (Unit 7 Records UNST 1)
Stuttery started girl sung 106bpm “London” lurcher like so many others, though slick of its type (dub flip).

JERMAINE JACKSON ‘I Think It’s Love’ (Arista ARIST 12655)
Stevie Wonder’s influence as co-writer ensures this happily lurching 127¼bpm speedy swinger could be tricky on some floors.

SHIRLEY MURDOCK ‘The One I Need’ (LP ‘Shirley Murdock!’ Elektra EKT 32)
A rival to Jennifer Holliday on the slowies, Roger Troutman’s Zapp soulmate sears, sighs and scats this 0-91⅙bpm quiet storm stunner, such dancers as the Jackson 5-ish 116bpm ‘Teaser‘, urgently lurching 120bpm ‘No More‘ (with catchy “phone” lines), emptily jiggling 0-122¼bpm ‘Be Free‘ and Hi-NRG 131½bpm ‘Danger Zone‘ sounding less special (though vocally good).

THE IT ‘Donnie’ (US D.J. International Records DJ 893)
Chip E, JM Silk and the Chicago crew all have a hand in this rambling, moaning, chattering and bubbling 117⅔bpm Garage groove (four mixes) which’ll fit with the Colonel, Serious Intention and stuff.

PIZAZZ ‘How Ya Gonna Get Down (If You Don’t Get Up)’ (US Blue Records Inc B 10017)
Nice squealing sax leads into the hoarsely soulful questioning chaps on a remorselessly weaving 108¼bpm funky shuffler (inst/edit flip).

MYSTRAL featuring Kevin Power ‘Pushing Back The Hands Of Time’ (City Beat CBE 1202, via Beggars Banquet/WEA)
Kevin confusingly sounds higher pitched than his uncredited singing partner Debbie Sharp on a Princess-like jittery 111⅔bpm pusher (96⅓bpm instrumental ‘Twilight’ flip – no, not that one!).


HIT NUMBERS

BEATS PER MINUTE for last week’s top 75 entries on seven inch (f/c/r for fade/cold/resonant ends):

Queen 65-0-130f finger poppin’ fan fodder, New Order 122f jumbled electro pop, Bronski Beat 0-130c plastic palmtree salsa, Bryan Ferry (00)78½/39¼f dreary dirge, Foster & Allen 25/50-0r Irish ballad, The SOS Band 109⅔c(r) ‘Saturday Love’-like hot soul, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King 0-117⅔f hurrying black pop, Maxi Priest 0-92-93⅓-0r catchy reggae, Heart 79/39½f surging slowie, Stevie Nicks 103f Tina Turner meets Cher, Chris Rea 0-111⅓f husky limp canterer, Lick The Tins 135r Irish Jig-A-Hula Elvis revival, Saxon 0-135-0r raucous metal, Ruby Turner 0-97⅔f careful Tina Turner clone.


UK DISCO TOP 100 – April 5, 1986

01 07 THE FINEST, The SOS Band, Tabu 12in
02 03 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY (REMIX), Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
03 01 (NOTHING SERIOUS) JUST BUGGIN’, Whistle, Champion 12in
04 02 DARE TO DREAM (LONDON REMIX), Viola Wills, Streetwave 12in
05 11 GOTTA FIND A WAY, Russ Brown, 10 Records 12in
06 16 SECRET LOVERS/WHEN LOVE CALLS/ONE LOVE (DANCE MIX), Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
07 05 YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING (THE DECADE REMIX 76-86), The Real Thing, PRT 12in
08 12 SERIOUS, Serious Intention, London/Pow Wow Records Inc 12in
09 36 WHAT’S MISSING (REMIX)/A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND, Alexander O’Neal, US Tabu 12in
10 06 SUGAR FREE (DEO/REMIXES)/FOREVER AND EVER, Juicy, Epic 12in
11 04 I’M NOT GONNA LET YOU (RICHARD JAMES BURGESS UK REMIX), Colonel Abrams, MCA Records 12in
12 08 DO YOU LOVE ME (REMIX), Durell Coleman, Fourth & Broadway 12in
13 32 YOU CAN DO IT (IT’S SO EASY), Dino Terrell, Lovebeat International 12in
14 14 GALVESTON BAY (EXTENDED RE-EDIT), Lonnie Hill, 10 Records 12in
15 19 TRUTH OR DARE (REMIX), Shirley Murdock, Elektra 12in
16 13 THE RIVER (CLUB VERSION)/SUNSHINE (INSTRUMENTAL), Total Contrast, US London 12in
17 22 MINE ALL MINE, Cashflow, US Atlanta Artists LP
18 18 DON’T WASTE MY TIME, Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
19 26 DO FRIES GO WITH THAT SHAKE, George Clinton, US Capitol 12in
20 21 STRUNG OUT (DANCE MIX), Paul Laurence, Capitol 12in
21 17 LADIES, Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
22 10 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL/WHODUNIT/DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC (BEN LIEBRAND REMIXES), Tavares, Capitol 12in
23 09 ROCK ME TONIGHT, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
24 23 HIGH HORSE (REMIX), Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, RCA 12in
25 35 PARTY FREAK (LATIN RASCAL EDIT), Cashflow, US Mercury 12in
26 34 BEEN SO LONG/CAUGHT UP IN THE RAPTURE/MYSTERY, Anita Baker, US Elektra LP
27 31 WHEN I THINK OF YOU/WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY/FUNNY HOW TIME FLIES/HE DOESN’T KNOW I’M ALIVE, Janet Jackson, A&M LP
28 40 (YOU ARE MY) ALL AND ALL, Joyce Sims, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in/London promo
29 25 HEY! DON’T WASTE MY TIME, The Walkers, Club 12in
30 37 PRISONER OF LOVE (UK RE-EDIT), Millie Scott, 4th + B’Way 12in
31 15 IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT/WHAT’S MISSING, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
32 46 WONDERFUL WORLD/A CHANGE IS GONNA COME/CUPID, Sam Cooke, RCA 12in
33 39 STAY, The Controllers, US MCA 12in
34 55 TENDER LOVE, Force MD’s, Tommy Boy/Island 10in promo
35 20 LOVE’S GONNA GET YOU, Jocelyn Brown, Warner Bros 12in
36 27 RHYTHM OF YOUR LOVE, Isabel Roberts, Hot Vinyl 12in
37 28 MY MAGIC MAN, Rochelle, Warner Bros 12in
38 62 I’LL KEEP ON LOVING YOU (FIRST MIX), Princess, Supreme Records 12in
39 56 LOVE’S GONNA GET YOU, Modern-nique featuring Larry Woo, US Next Plateau 12in
40 — FINE YOUNG TENDER/MORE THAN A MILLION/DANCE TO THE GROOVE, Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess, US Atlantic LP
41 24 WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN, Prince Charles and the City Beat Band, PRT 12in
42 33 CHAIN REACTION (DANCE MIX), Diana Ross, Capitol 12in
43 41 IF YOU WANT LOVE, Tululah Moon, Total Control 12in
44 29 I CAN’T LET YOU GO (REMIX)/(NEW YORK REMIX), 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in
45 53 YOU NEED MORE CALYPSO, Ralph MacDonald, London 12in
46 50 GIVE IT UP FOR LOVE, Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
47 38 KISS, Prince And The Revolution, Warner Bros/Paisley Park 12in
48 48 RELEASE THE TENSION/DUB THE TENSION, J-A Groove, US Studio Records 12in
49 58 CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, James Cobbin & Prime Cut, US Tuckwood 12in
50 51 YOU CAN’T BLAME LOVE, Thomas & Taylor, US Thom/Tay 12in
51 69 OPEN YOUR DOOR/PEOPLE WILL BE PEOPLE, Guinn, US Motown LP
52 44 HEADLINE NEWS/PASSION/I DON’T WANT TO WAKE UP (FEELIN’ GUILTY), William Bell, US WRC LP
53 — THE HEAT OF HEAT (CLUB HEAT MIX), Patti Austin, Qwest 12in
54 42 A GOODBYE/I’VE GOT YOUR IMAGE/IT’S SERIOUS/ON THE ONE, Cameo, Club 12in twin-pack
55 81 MYSTERY OF LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL/DUB/ORIGINAL BASEMENT MIXES), Fingers Inc, US DJ International Records 12in
56 63 MAKE ME THE ONE, Crown Heights Affair, US Releaseme 12in
57 60 FIRESTARTER, Tease, US Epic 12in
58 57 ARE YOU WID IT, Private Possession, US Mega Bolt 12in
59 47 PRISONER OF LOVE, Mildred Scott, US 4th + B’way 12in
60 52 I’M NOT GONNA LET YOU (TIMMY REGISFORD US REMIX), Colonel Abrams, MCA Records 12in
61 93 YOU AND ME TONIGHT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in promo
62 68 BROOKLYN’S IN THE HOUSE, Cut Master D.C., US Zakia Records 12in
63 82 WHAT I LIKE, Anthony And The Camp, US Warner Bros/Jellybean 12in
64 95 TOUCH ME (I WANT YOUR BODY), Samantha Fox, Jive 12in
65 76 COMPUTER LOVE (REMIXES), Zapp, US Warner Bros 12in
66 73 STROLLIN’ ON (EXTENDED REMIX), Maxi Priest, 10 Records 12in
67 70 $UCCE$$ IS THE WORD, 12:41, US Fresh Records 12in
68 64 SLOWLY, September, 10 Records 12in
69 67 MY LATTIN LOVER, Q-Pid featuring Nikki Q, US Sunnyview 12in
70 75 CAN YOU FEEL IT?, Original Concept, US Def Jam 12in
71 78 STYLE (PETER GUNN THEME), Grandmaster Flash, US Elektra 12in
72 65 ALL I WANT IS MY BABY, Roberta Gillam, WEA 12in
73 61 HELLO DARLING, Tippa Irie, UK Bubblers 12in
74 84 BASSLINE, Mantronix, 10 Records LP
75 86 PERSONAL COLUMN/DANCING IN OUTER SPACE, Atmosfear, Elite 12in
76 re LOVE’S GONNA LAST, Steve Myers, Pressure 12in
77 83 SAMBA/MAKING LOVE, Rob Mullins, US RMC Records LP
78 54 OVERJOYED, Stevie Wonder, Motown 12in
79 66 LOVE MONEY (REMIX 86)/FORT KNOX, Funk Masters, Tai Wan 12in
80 99 ROCK THE BELLS (REMIX), L.L. Cool J, Def Jam 12in
81 100 DON’T STOP THAT GO GO BEAT, Effectron, MDM Records 12in
82 30 HOW WILL I KNOW (JELLYBEAN REMIX), Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
83 72 LOVE’S ON FIRE, Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess, US Atlantic 12in
84 92 I CAN’T WAIT (DUTCH MIX), Nu Shooz, US Atlantic 12in
85 87 LOVE WILL FOLLOW, George Howard, US TBA LP
86 85 THE ONE I NEED/TEASER/BE FREE, Shirley Murdock, Elektra LP
87 49 IF YOU SHOULD EVER BE LONELY (STREET MIX/CLUB MIX), Val Young, Gordy 12in
88 — DIGGING YOUR SCENE (REMIX), Blow Monkeys, RCA 10in
89 89 FOOL’S PARADISE, Meli’sa Morgan, US Capitol LP
90 — CAN’T GET OVER YOU, Shara, Unit 7 Records 12in
91 — NOT TONIGHT/LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE TO ME, Junior, London LP
92 — I THINK IT’S LOVE (REMIX), Jermaine Jackson, Arista 12in
93 — LET ME SEE YOUR I.D., Sun City, US Manhattan 12in
94 94 GAMES, 94 East, US Hot Pink LP
95 — ON MY OWN, Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, US MCA Records 12in
96 — THRILL ME/JAZZY LADY (REMIX), Slave, Certain 12in
97 — I’D LIKE TO GET YOU/DON’T WASTE MY TIME, Slave, Certain LP
98 98 I’M IN LOVE, Ruby Turner, Jive 12in
99 — VERY REAL WAY (REMIX)/LET MY PEOPLE GO (M&M REMIX), The Winans, US Qwest 12in
100 re DANCING IN THE STREET/FLY BY NIGHT/SUMMER SONG, Matt Bianco, WEA LP


EUROBEAT

As this week’s chart is missing, places have been worked out from the following week’s chart, where possible.

01 02 YOU’RE A BEAT, Eastbound Expressway, Passion 12in
02 01 LOVE’S GONE MAD (EUROBEAT MIX), Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
03 07 ANOTHER DAY COMES, ANOTHER DAY GOES, Kiki Dee, Columbia 12in
04 08 GIVE ME UP, Michael Fortunati, Belgian Ariola 12in
05 03 DANGER FOR LOVE, Deborah, German ZYX 12in
06 09 THIS GIRL’S BACK IN TOWN, Paul Jabara, US Warner Bros LP
07 10 FLY TO ME, Aleph, Italian Disco Magic 12in
08 11 RADIATION, Barbara & Simone, Italian Good Times 12in
09 13 HEAVEN IN YOUR EYES, Mike Weyman, German D.R. 12in
10 06 PRISONER OF LOVE, Mildred Scott, US 4th + B’way 12in
11 16 ROMANTIC VIDEO, New Romance, German Polydor 12in
12 15 TWIST MY ARM, Pointer Sisters, US RCA 12in
13 12 ALL PLAYED OUT, L.I.F.E., US Dance-Sing 12in
14 20 PEOPLE SAY IT’S IN THE AIR, The Herreys, Canadian Chateau 12in
15 — HIGH TENSION CLUB, Nancy Dee, Belgian ARS 12in
16 unknown
17 04 ANOTHER NIGHT (DANCE MIX), Aretha Franklin, Arista 12in
18 unknown
19 22 DIAL MY NUMBER, The Back Bag, German Transparent 12in
20 26 COME ON, Alan Barry, Italian Time 12in
21 unknown
22 — KING OF HEARTS, Martinique, German ZYX 12in
23 24 SECLUSION, Shaun Benson, US TSR 12in
24 to 27 unknown
28 05 CHAIN REACTION (DANCE REMIX), Diana Ross, Capitol 12in
29 unknown
30= — ICE COLD LOVE, Madigan, Italian On The Road 12in
30= unknown

2 thoughts on “April 5, 1986: Alexander O’Neal, Projection, Louie Oxley, Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess, Anita Baker”

  1. So I didn’t imagine Oakenfold and Fung’s Project night which I believe is somehow said to have been Britain’s first house club – although with only a handful
    of house records available at this point I may have that wrong. And I don’t think it lasted – you’d have to wait another 18 months Shoom and the arrival of escstasy for the whole thing start to take off.

    Nicky Holloway must have done a good job with his interior design at the Special Branch and I went and didn’t even know it was only a pub!

    JH is on about the distinctive London sound that’s already popular by this stage – I suppose a line could be drawn from that through early British house to drum and bass and speed garage/uk garage.

    Although still not necessarily loads of great tunes coming out I think things are really hotting up with the Serious Intention/Set it off/DSM/Colonel Abrams/Twilight inspired sound emerging in this country and especially London.

    And this week JH for the first tine mentions the Chicago sound/producers as something in its own right.

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    1. Yes indeed, and in the same review (for The It, which makes it two consecutive weeks for Larry Heard), James also describes the record as a “Garage groove”. I’m pretty sure that this is the first time that he’s used “garage” as a genre term, and I think that the term might even be of his own invention. He will use it a good many more times to come – remember that even at this stage, the term “house” is still unknown in the UK – and it’s a good term to use, as there are so many similarities between the new Chicago tunes and certain strains of New York club music.

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