May 3, 1986: Oliver Cheatham, Pauli Carman, Rene & Angela, Total Contrast, Mantronix

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

THIS WEEKEND’S New York Jazz Explosion at Hammersmith Odeon has had to be postponed due to Phyllis Hyman’s serious illness, but all tickets will be valid on the new dates, July 26/27 . . . Home Office decisions about not only the licence applicants but also now the very existence of the planned two year Community Radio “experiment” have been shelved again until the autumn at earliest (when expected last Christmas), to follow publication and Parliamentary debate of another Green Paper on the deregulation of local radio as a whole — it seems lobbying by ILR stations has delayed the experiment actually being put into practice, the Green Paper now suggesting that maybe existing local stations should be allowed to concentrate on one type of music or programming applicable to their market if they want, instead of having to be all things to all men, which could open the door to US-style formatted radio (although it won’t stop disgruntled pirate operators returning to the air rather than waiting in the ever receding hope of a community licence) . . . Lovebug Starski ‘Amityville’ is being rushed out here! . . . William Bell’s UK label turns out to be called Tout Ensemble, as late in the day distributors Pinnacle discovered there was already another Absolute Records . . . Thomas & Taylor’s US pressings were in fact only for export, to help get a deal here first, and Aurra’s UK top 20 smash is similarly unsigned in the States — Aurra, who maybe would have sounded beefier on ‘Top Of The Pops’ if they hadn’t sung live, repeated their Bognor success to be biggest newie at Caister too (where numbers were about half the normal but everyone had a hot time) . . . Charisma have reissued 1984’s haunting ‘All Night Long’-based 94½bpm The World’s Famous Supreme Team ‘Hey! DJ‘ (TEAM 1-12) . . . Patti LaBelle & Michael McDonald is 92½bpm here . . . Elite’s new girl Nikki Tovell is rebuilding their DJ mailing list on 01-903 0305 . . . London readers may be in time this Wednesday (30) for the Disco Mix Club’s special Megamixers night at the Hippodrome with Chad Jackson, Les Adams, Paul Dakeyne and more . . . Chad Jackson joins nine other international mixing DJs competing in the Roman ampitheatre at Nimes in Southern France during the town’s Pentecostal Festival on Sat/Sun May 17/18, Tina Turner heading the judges and the arena’s 40,000 watt disco beamed by satellite into 100 French clubs simultaneously to set up a world record! . . . I appear to be chairing the International DJ Debate at New York’s New Music Seminar on July 13-16: it’s an expensive jaunt, but the Disco Mix Club can give you travel advice on 06286-67276, or contact the Seminar’s registration office direct on 010-1-212-722-2115 . . . Tony Blackburn & Steve Walsh celebrate Radio London’s 50th Soul Night Out at Hammersmith Palais this Thursday (1) with guests Aurra, Oliver Cheatham, Maxi Priest, Sandra Cross . . . Jonathan More’s eclectically mixed up Meltdown night has moved to Mayfair Legends Fridays . . . Bank Holiday Monday (5) finds Steve Walsh guesting at Forest Gate Upper Cut Stadium (“South London Posse!”), and Luton Ronelles at midnight . . . Capital’s cheeky chappie Gary Crowley and CBS’s cool Julian Palmer start funking The Floor Board weekly at Kingston Cinderella’s next Wednesday (7) . . . Pete Haigh funks Morecambe’s Old Rangoon wine bar Wednesday next (7) and fortnight (20) . . . Eurobeat/Hi-NRG releases include Kiki Dee ‘Another Day Comes (Another Day Goes)‘ (Columbia 12DB 9122), unusual exciting 123½bpm gospel-ish surger a bit lost amidst its rhythm but now tidied up in Ian Levine’s 124bpm Nightmare Mix (12KIKI 1); Louise Thomas ‘Reflex Action‘ (R&B RBS 1803), Levine & Trench-prod/penned emphatically chanted clodhopping 118bpm rhumba; Hazell Dean ‘E.S.P.‘ (EMI 12 EMI 5560), dreary subdued 110½bpm plodder somehow high in the chart; Boney M ‘Young, Free And Single‘ (Carrere CART 384), simple 128bpm Hi-NRG chant with Duane Eddy-ish twangs . . . Dexter Wansel’s upcoming LP is likely to disappoint many, mainly wallpaper music, fast tempos, or the Jones Girls sounding like Madonna . . . I’m amazed the brilliant Man Friday ‘Love Honey, Love Heartache‘ (US Vinyl Mania) isn’t bigger here considering the current interest in all things “Garage” — it’s right out of New York’s Paradise Garage where the word came from, and mixed by resident jock Larry Levan, so how truly “Garage” can you get?! . . . Graham Gold had four boxes of records ripped off from his caravan at Caister, all easily identifiable by BPMs sellotaped (or marks of their removal) on the top right corner of the sleeves: no questions asked rewards for return c/o Mayfair Gullivers on 01-499 0760 . . . RELEASE THE TENSION!


OLIVER CHEATHAM (seen above with BPM-ing James H) soulfully asks DJs all over the world to help find his sweet, sweet girl in a personal ‘S.O.S.’ (Champion CHAMP 12-11), which canters catchily along through John Morales-mixed 119½bpm Arrington-ish percussion once past a stodgy start.


HOT VINYL

PAULI CARMAN: ‘Dial My Number’ (US Columbia 44-05373)
The System-prod/penned, and the rhythm shows it although bouncier than usual, this brightly wriggling 117¼bpm bounder finds fluidly Pauli waiting all alone by the telephone, like so many before him (dub/inst flip). Call collect!

RENE & ANGELA: ‘Your Smile’ (Club JABX 24)
Another US smash soul slowie like a less schmaltzy Atlantic Starr, this strangulatedly emoted Minnie Riperton-ish 35¾/71½bpm tense little smoocher is flipped by its instrumental and an odd, none too successful, jerkily remade (100½-0-)99½-99-99½bpm ‘Secret Rendezvous 86‘.

TOTAL CONTRAST: ‘What You Gonna Do About It’ (London LONX 95)
Their album’s best track, this Vandross-ish skittery jittery wriggly 108bpm loper has been freshly remixed by Timmy Regisford and WBLS’s Merlin Bobb to sound really lively. The flip’s dub is followed by the brand new similarly Luther-ish (0-)103½ibpm ‘I’m Still Waiting‘.

MANTRONIX: ‘Bassline (Stretched)’ (10 Records TEN T 118)
More of the Men’s fast talking jiggly (0-)102½bpm go go hip hop, always hot on LP but now extended (though not necessarily improved) on four-track 12-inch along with the still punchier remixed 101½bpm ‘Ladies (Revived)‘, the latter’s 101½bpm Instrumental, and the low key 95¼bpm ‘Get Stupid “Fresh” Part 1‘ Def!

WILLIE COLLINS: ‘Let’s Get Started’ (US Capitol V-15221)
The Singing Postman returns! Really, he’s a New York mailman, taking the Freddie Jackson route on a tender sensuous 73bpm slow swayer (edit and instrumental 103¾bpm ‘Sticky Situation’ flip). Better looking than Freddie, he could be a real threat, especially as his outstanding LP ‘Where You Gonna Be Tonight?’ (US Capitol ST-12442) is such a strong debut it rivals THE CONTROLLERS: ‘Stay’ (US MCA Records MCA-5681) as album of the week. Also new, including their 12-inched 0-98½bpm adaptation of ‘Sex Machine‘, is the FAT BOYS: ‘Big & Beautiful’ (US Sutra SUS 1017), all for full review next week although any hot BPMs will be in this week’s Disco chart.

D.S.M.: ‘Destiny’ (Elite DAZZ 52)
‘Dancing Danny’ Poku’s monotonously nagging sub-‘Twilight’-type (0-)110-109¾-0bpm muttering instrumental groove is more for mixers and dancers than for radio listeners, with a possibly punchier 108¾-0bpm B-side version. British garage music?

COGNAC: ‘Don’t Bother To Knock’ (Rise Records RISE T1, via Pinnacle)
By a confident lady once in First Light with Paul Hardcastle, this great jauntily lurching 117½bpm singalong swinger almost breezes into a ‘Grazing In The Grass’ groove and deserves to be heard (inst/edit flip).

PRINCESS: ‘I’ll Keep On Loving You (The Remix)’ (Supreme Records SUPETX 105)
Really a DJs special, the remix consists of Pete Waterman’s frisky (0-)119bpm dub (with vocal bursts), flipped by Cheese’s rhythm accenting 119-118¼-118¾-118¼-118½.bpm scratched ‘n’ phased mix (less radical than expected), and Chad Jackson’s usefully slowed down 114¾-115¼bpm serious restructuring, which could prove hottest of all.

JAMES COBBIN & PRIME CUT: ‘Caught In The Middle’ (Lovebeat International LOVT 5)
A satisfying timeless here 113¼bpm teaming of modern wriggly rhythm and traditional warmly masculine soul vocal (inst flip), bubbling on import — and about first on seven inch last year, it seems.

STEVE ARRINGTON: ‘The Jammin’ National Anthem’ (Atlantic A9428T)
Although not helping his tarnished credibility among soul purists, this ‘Star Spangled Banner’-introed jaunty jiggly 0-118¼bpm jumper is winning over many with its simple zest. Instead of the more direct US instrumental flip we get a different 0-119¼bpm ‘Radical Jammin’ version with an awful beat-jarring edit halfway.

DURELL COLEMAN: ‘When A Man Loves A Woman’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 46)
Excellent grittily soulful 43¾-44-43bpm revival of Percy Sledge’s 20 years old classic smoocher, wrongly hidden as flip to the disappointingly unmemorable 110¼bpm singalong throwaway ‘Somebody Took My Love‘.

ZAPP: ‘Computer Love’ (Warner Bros W8805T)
Typical vocoder offsets soulful Shirley Murdock on three subtly quite different versions of a lovely slow slinker, the here (0-)86¾bpm Extended Version, 85¾bpm Remix, 85½bpm Instrumental, plus their now edited 106½bpm ‘More Bounce To The Ounce’ P’funk classic from 1980.

YORK: ‘It’s On Me’ (Spartan/Hot Melt 12SP 132)
Gently self reproachful superb tranquil 70½bpm sweet, yet deep, soul smoocher well worth hearing as it’s really lovely, flipped by his even sweeter 63-0bpm revival of the Stylistics ‘You Are Everything’, and slick 112¾-113½bpm overdub of Passion’s ‘Don’t Stop (My Love)‘.

THE JETS: ‘Crush On You’ (MCA Records MCAT 1048)
Salt Lake City’s Polynesian Five Star won’t mean much here unless their monotonous perky 121½bpm juggler gets TV exposure (three versions).

BRANDON COOKE: ‘Sharp as A Knife (Voices Calling)’ (Mercury BRAND 112)
Locomotively driving (0-)122¼bpm Boy George-ish pop-electro fusion with Roxanne Shante, rap inserts and dubbier B-side beats (three versions) which scratch mixers are investigating.

ARETHA FRANKLIN: ‘Freeway Of Love (The Pink Cadillac Mix)’ (Arista ARIST 22624)
Last year’s US pop hit back again on pink vinyl in its clanking 125bpm Alan Coulthard remix, for Whitney Houston fans.

CANDI McKENZIE: ‘Turn Me Up’ (Adventure YZ64T, via WEA)
Well sung though unexceptional 109½bpm juddery London swayer with over emphatic choruses.

JUICE: ‘You Can’t Hide From Love’ (US Def Jam 44-05374)
Producers Russell Simmons & Vinnie Bell refreshingly make Oran ‘Juice’ Jones’s delicate (0-)66bpm debut sound like 1962 vintage Miracles, lovely stuff, flipped by the tricky talk-started, girl supported, beatbox juddered dull meandering 94bpm ‘Curiosity‘ and its Dub.

THE ROSE BROTHERS: ‘I Get Off On You’ (US Muscle Shoals Sound Records MSS 3001)
A US black radio breakout from their recent deep soul LP, this nice throatily impassioned slightly Teddy Pendergrass-ish 71½-0bpm weaver with tootling sax sounds oddly at first as if it’s both wowing and too slow! Edit, and mundane fast funk 127¼bpm ‘Freeky Lover‘ flip.

HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUENOTES: ‘Prayin’ (Gospel Mix)’ (Stateside 12 STATES 2, via EMI)
Newly remixed although neither another Tavares, nor Real Thing, this trickily acappella started and still very dated Teddy Pendergrass-like (he’d left by then) 1979 oldie, originally on Source, is 0-122¾-126¼-125-128¼-128-126bpm Philly soul (inst flip), further reactivating the famous old Stateside logo that was once EMI’s main outlet for independent US product here.

DIANA ROSS: ‘Experience’ (Capitol 12CL 400)
Attractive gently shuffling 92bpm swayer with Bee Gees harmonies.


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for those of last week’s Top 75 entries to reach me on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):

Madonna 55-0-55f mournful crawler, Level 42 (0-)133f bright pop chugger, Marvin Gaye 115¾-119-119¼ essential classic, Depeche Mode 0-46¾/92¾f doomy dirge, The Alarm 0-124½-62¼-124½-0r Who-ish wordy rock, George Clinton (0-)112½f monstrous funk, The Bangles 120½-0r jangly folk-rock, Shalamar 109f black pop classic, William Bell 95f lush soul swayer, We’ve Got A Fuzz Box And We’re Gonna Use It!! 0-181-0r vivaciously inept punkettes.


DISCO TOP 100 – May 3, 1986

01 02 YOU AND ME TONIGHT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
02 01 THE FINEST, The SOS Band, Tabu 12in
03 06 (YOU ARE MY) ALL AND ALL, Joyce Sims, London 12in
04 03 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY (REMIX) Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
05 07 DO FRIES GO WITH THAT SHAKE, George Clinton, Capitol 12in
06 04 SERIOUS, Serious Intention, London/Pow Wow Records Inc 12in
07 09 MINE ALL MINE/PARTY FREAK (LATIN RASCAL EDIT), Cashflow, Club 12in
08 05 GOTTA FIND A WAY/INSTRUMENTAL, Russ Brown, 10 Records 12in
09 13 LOVE’S GONNA GET YOU, Modern-nique featuring Larry Woo, 10 Records 12in
10 08 PRISONER OF LOVE (UK RE-EDIT), Millie Scott, 4th + B’Way 12in
11 10 HEADLINE NEWS (EXTENDED REMIX), William Bell, Tout Ensemble 12in
12 12 I’LL KEEP ON LOVING YOU, Princess, Supreme Records 12in
13 22 A NIGHT TO REMEMBER (M&M REMIX), Shalamar, MCA Records 12in
14 18 TENDER LOVE, Force MD’s, Tommy Boy/Island 12in
15 15 STAY, The Controllers, MCA Records 12in
16 11 YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING (DECADE REMIX), The Real Thing, PRT 12in
17 17 NOVELA DAS NOVE (SPIDER WOMAN)/CHIEF INSPECTOR (PRECINCT 13), Wally Badarou, 4th + B’way 12in
18 44 ON MY OWN, Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald, MCA Records 12in
19 21 I CAN’T WAIT (DUTCH MIX), Nu Shooz, US Atlantic 12in
20 28 BORROWED LOVE/EVEN WHEN YOU SLEEP/SANDS OF TIME/DO YOU STILL WANT TO?, The SOS Band, Dutch Tabu LP
21 20 IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX), Tavares, Capitol 12in
22 19 THE HEAT OF HEAT (CLUB HEAT MIX), Patti Austin, Qwest 12in
23 26 CAN’T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE, Five Star, Tent 12in
24 35 SET ME FREE, Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
25 29 JUMP BACK (SET ME FREE), Dhar Braxton, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in
26 14 WHAT’S MISSING (REMIX)/A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
27 16 SECRET LOVERS, Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
28 27 WHEN I THINK OF YOU/HE DOESN’T KNOW I’M ALIVE, Janet Jackson, A&M LP
29 53 LESSONS IN LOVE/WORLD MACHINE, Level 42, Polydor 12in
30 23 YOU CAN’T BLAME LOVE, Thomas & Taylor, US Thom/Tay 12in
31 24 FINE YOUNG TENDER/LOVE’S ON FIRE/MORE THAN A MILLION/DANCE TO THE GROOVE, Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess, Atlantic LP
32 36 SHADOWS OF YOUR LOVE, J.M. Silk, US DJ International Records 12in
33 40 CAUGHT UP IN THE RAPTURE/BEEN SO LONG, Anita Baker, Elektra LP
34 68 MY LATIN LOVER, Q-Pid Featuring Nikki Q, US Sunnyview 12in
35 47 BROOKLYN’S IN THE HOUSE, Cut Master D.C., US Zakia Records 12in
36 39 THE ART OF DRUMS, Macattack, Baad Records 12in
37 43 GO-GO-GADGET, Louie Oxley, Cooltempo 12in
38 25 MYSTERY OF LOVE (INSTRUMENTAL/DUB ORIGINAL BASEMENT MIX), Fingers Inc, US DJ International Records 12in
39 33 TRUTH OR DARE (REMIX), Shirley Murdock, Elektra 12in
40 51 STYLE (PETER GUNN THEME), Grandmaster Flash, US Elektra 12in
41 49 SOUL POWER/DON’T TELL IT, James Brown, Boiling Point 12in
42 — S.O.S., Oliver Cheatham, Champion 12in white label
43 72 RAZZLE DAZZLE, Michael Jeffries, US Warner Bros 12in
44 76 THE FOOLISH THING TO DO, Heaven 17 featuring Jimmy Ruffin, Virgin 12in
45 75 YOUR SMILE, Rene & Angela, Club 12in
46 42 LET’S MAKE LOVE, T.C. Curtis, Hot Melt 12in
47 70 COMPUTER LOVE (REMIXES), Zapp, Warner Bros 12in
48 50 PEE-WEE’S DANCE, Joeski Love, US Vintertainment 12in
49 64 HOLD IT, NOW HIT IT, Beastie Boys, US Def Jam 12in
50 — MY SECRET FANTASY (94½)/DISTANT LOVER (47¾)/BREAK OUT THE LOVE (95¼)/GOT A THANG (113½)/BAD BAD JAMA (115½)/DEEPER IN LOVE (73½)/SO GLAD (115½bpm), The Controllers, US MCA Records LP
51 38 GIVE IT UP FOR LOVE, Steven Dante, Cooltempo 12in
52 45 HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO), Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
53 54 ARE YOU WID IT, Private Possession, US Mega Bolt 12in
54 59 VERY REAL WAY (REMIX), The Winans, Qwest 12in
55 — WHERE YOU GONNA BE TONIGHT (0-113½)/FIRST TIME MAKING LOVE (45½-0)/RESTLESS (50½)/STICKY SITUATION (103¾)/GIRL IN THE CORNER (78½bpm), Willie Collins, US Capitol LP
56 31 GALVESTON BAY (EXTENDED RE-EDIT), Lonnie Hill, 10 Records 12in
57 67 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE, Marvin Gaye, Motown 12in
58 96 WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT (DANCE REMIX), Total Contrast, London 12in
59 73 RECONSIDER, The Main Attraction, US RCA Victor 12in
60 66 CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, James Cobbin & Prime Cut, Lovebeat International 12in
61 86 INTO THE MOTION, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
62 34 DARE TO DREAM (LONDON REMIX), Viola Wills, Streetwave 12in
63 80 DON’T STOP YOUR LOVE, Cargo, WEA 12in
64 — I’LL KEEP ON LOVING YOU (DUB & SCRATCH REMIXES), Princess, Supreme Records 12in
65 71 RELEASE THE TENSION/DUB THE TENSION, J-A Groove, US Studio Records 12in
66 32 HIGH HORSE (REMIX)/TAKE A CHANCE, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, RCA 12in
67 62 FIRESTARTER, Tease, Epic 12in
68 84 JACK YOUR BODY — HOME MADE/CLUB YOUR BODY, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, US Underground 12in
69 55 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX), Tavares, Capitol 12in
70 52 PRISONER OF LOVE, Mildred Scott, US 4th + B’way 12in
71 — GIVIN’ IT (TO YOU) (113½bpm), Skyy, US Capitol 12in
72 92 THE JAMMIN’ NATIONAL ANTHEM, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
73 94 WHAT I LIKE, Anthony And The Camp, US Warner Bros/Jellybean 12in
74 82 STROLLIN’ ON (EXTENDED REMIX), Maxi Priest, 10 Records 12in
75 57 ALL PLAYED OUT, L.I.F.E., Lovebeat International 12in
76 — AMITYVILLE (THE HOUSE ON THE HILL), Lovebug Starski, US Epic 12in
77 — DIAL MY NUMBER, Pauli Carman, US Columbia 12in
78 93 A LOVE BIZARRE, PARTS I AND II, Sheila E, Warner Bros/Paisley Park 12in
79 78 FREAK IN ME, Dante, Bluebird/10 12in
80 re CAN’T GET OVER YOU, Shara, Unit 7 Records 12in
81 — SEX MACHINE, Fat Boys, US Sutra 12in
82 48 WONDERFUL WORLD/CHAIN GANG/CUPID, Sam Cooke, RCA 12in
83 90 JUST ANOTHER LOVER, Johnny Kemp, US Columbia 12in
84 87 FOOL’S PARADISE, Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol LP
85 — PRAYIN’ (GOSPEL MIX) (0-122¾-126¼-125-128¼128-126bpm), Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, Stateside 12in promo
86 re LOVE ITCH (0-120¾-120¼-120½-120¾-120½bpm), Roshelle Fleming, Crossover 12in
87 — BOTHER TO KNOCK, Cognac, Rise Records 12in
88 — MYSTERY, Anita Baker, US Elektra 12in
89 — LOVE HONEY, LOVE HEARTACHE, Man Friday, US Vinyl Mania 12in
90 88 CENTRAL LINE, Level 3, US Fleetwood Records 12in
91 60 OPEN YOUR DOOR/DREAMIN’/PEOPLE WILL BE PEOPLE, Guinn, Motown LP
92 79 I’M FASCINATED, The Temptations, Motown 12in
93 77 I CAN’T LET YOU GO (NEW YORK REMIX), 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in
94 — TURN ME UP (109½bpm), Candi McKenzie, Adventure 12in
95 93 MAKE ME THE ONE, Crown Heights Affair, US Releaseme 12in
96 — NEVER AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TIME (REMIX), Sade, Epic 12in
97 — FREE AND EASY, Choice Reunion, US Les-Wes Records 12in
98 — CRUSH ON YOU (121½bpm), The Jets, MCA Records 12in
99 — BYE-BYE, Janice, US 4th + B’way 12in
100 99 JOHNNY THE FOX, Tricky Tee, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in


EUROBEAT

01 01 YOU’RE A BEAT, Eastbound Expressway, Passion 12in
02 03 E.S.P. (EXTRA SENSUAL PERSUASION), Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
03 04 REFLEX ACTION, Louise Thomas, R&B 12in
04 06 GIVE ME UP, Michael Fortunati, Belgian Ariola 12in
05 — ANOTHER DAY COMES (ANOTHER DAY GOES) (NIGHTMARE MIX), Kiki Dee, Columbia 12in
06 07 MALE STRIPPER, Man 2 Man & Man Parrish, US Recan 12in
07 08 THIS GIRL’S BACK IN TOWN, Paul Jabara, US Warner Bros LP
08 10 C’MON! C’MON! (REMIX), Bronski Beat, London 12in
09 09 KEEP ON ROCKIN’, Hemyl, Italian Missing 12in
10 14 IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX), Tavares, Capitol 12in
11 05 LOVE’S GONE MAD (EUROBEAT MIX), Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
12 17 OH L’AMOUR/GIMME GIMME GIMME, Erasure, Mute 12in
13 13 NOTHING IN COMMON, Wagner, Italian Best 12in
14 15 BURNING, Sapphire, Passion 12in
15 16 AGAIN, Do Piano, French EMI 12in
16 11 WE ARE THE BOYS, Until December, US 415/Columbia 12in
17 21 DANGER FOR LOVE, Deborah, German ZYX 12in
18 18 YOU’RE MY FIRST, YOU’RE MY LAST, Linda Jo Rizzo, German ZYX 12in
19 20 ANIKANA-0, Afrika System, Italian X-Energy 12in
20 24 LOVE WAVES, Patty Heart, Belgian ARS 12in
21 25 LOVE HOSTAGE, Jessica Williams, Mexican Mastered 12in
22 23 TWIST MY ARM, Pointer Sisters, US RCA 12in
23 12 I LOVE MY RADIO (MIDNIGHT RADIO) (US REMIX), Taffy, US Emergency 12in
24 27 FASHION, Parking, Italian Power 12in
25 19 THIS IS MY LIFE, Eartha Kitt, Record Shack 12in
26 28 FLY TO ME, Aleph, Italian Disco Magic 12in
27 — YOU’RE WRONG, Gotcha, Dutch Hot Sounds 12in
28 02 ANOTHER DAY COMES (ANOTHER DAY GOES), Kiki Dee, Columbia 12in
29 29 BOLERO, Fancy, Swedish Mega 12in
30 re PRISONER OF LOVE, Millie Scott, 4th + B’way 12in

2 thoughts on “May 3, 1986: Oliver Cheatham, Pauli Carman, Rene & Angela, Total Contrast, Mantronix”

  1. After a spot of Googling, that Cognac track “Don’t Bother To Knock” was originally by Midnight from 1978, apparently a Eurovision entry, co produced by Kenny Lynch. Can’t find any evidence that First Light ever had a female vocalist (backing maybe?). Discogs have this Cognac listed as the same artist that released “How High” on Salsoul in 1978…

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