November 29, 1986: Fission, Curtis Hairston, Heavy D. & The Boyz, Oliver Cheatham, M.C. Shy-D

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

LOOSE ENDS’ commercially released ‘Nights Of Pleasure’ appears to be a single 12 inch containing Nick Martinelli’s 103bpm mix and just Dancin’ Danny D’s 104⅔bpm Dub version (not his vocal remix, once again), plus the older 120½bpm ‘Let’s Rock’ … Dancin’ Danny Poku has in fact joined Pete Edge running Cooltempo, the black music team at Virgin now being Mervyn Anthony and Justin Lubbock … UK promo copies of ‘Mr Big Stuff’ are flipped for collectors by the rapping and chanting 96⅔bpm ‘Uptown’s Kicking It‘, credited to The Uptown Crew despite the lyrics going “my name is Heavy D — and we are The Boyz”, evidently unscheduled here and (although it sounds awfully familiar) not due yet even in the US … Les Adams has concocted a 106½-111-121¼-0bm Jaki Graham ‘Megamix’ (EMI 12JAKIX 9) out of ‘Set Me Free/The Closest One/Step Right Up’, and has done a much smoother 114¾bpm lnto The Street Mix of Sharon Dee Clarke ‘Dance Your Way Out Of The Door’ (Arista ARIST 22682), other current remixes including an emptier 0-115¼-0bpm Commodores ‘Goin’ To The Bank (Credit Card Mix)‘ (Polydor POSPA 826), Phil Harding’s 130bpm Cupid Mix of Billy Ocean ‘Love Really Hurts Without You’ (Supreme Records SUPETX 110), a much chunkier 109⅔bpm New York Mix of O’chi Brown ‘Two Hearts Beating As One’ (Magnet MAGT 297R), Dancin’ Danny D’s go go-ish 100bpm Party Time mix of Octavia ‘2 The Limit’ (Cooltempo COOLR 131), and a US Warner Bros promo-only 0-108⅓bpm Victor Flores Passion Mix of Jeff Lorber ‘Facts Of Love’ (selectively mailed out by Phonogram here) … Mel & Kim’s Freehold Mix is indeed 119bpm … Cooltempo, who will be releasing it, warn that shops selling bootleg copies of the Naturals ‘Funky Rasta‘ run the risk of a visit by the BPI … Maceo & The Macks’ ancient ‘Across The Tracks‘, currently so hot its only just outside our Disco chart, is apparently being bootlegged here with the Jackson Sisters ‘I Believe In Miracles‘ as flip … Cultural Vibe has been repressed in the US with a brand new mix of ‘Dub Games’ … David Grant has left Chrysalis to sign with Polydor … Patti LaBelle duetted ‘On My Own’ at her Hammersmith shows with drummer John lngram, from the family group Ingram, and his sister Barbara Ingram was one of the three backing girls (in fact she was hardly able to walk as a lighting rig had recently fallen on her feet) … London’s WBLS returned with a strong signal, and is one of at least six black music stations now cockily running right through the week … Freddie Jackson ‘Tasty Love‘ topped US Black 45s, Cameo ‘Word Up’ and then the Communards ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ Club Play in Billboard … Bobby Nunn of the original Coasters died aged 61 from a heart attack in Los Angeles on November 5, just as elements of his group’s old style seem to be resurfacing in some of today’s rap records … Thursday (27) Redhill s old Busbys reopens as Millionaires, with Paul Fernandez of Purley Scarlets there every Friday and looking for PAs on 0268-727412 (office hours) … Robbie Vincent souls Didcot’s revamped Rio Friday (28), when Tony Blackburn joins Chris Britton at Tottenham Websters … Nick Lloyd of Swindon Pasha (Tues/Thurs) had his records stolen from his car, mainly seven inch singles, some rubber-stamped with his nickname “Funky Banana” or with “Pasha Nightclub”. He’s offering £100 reward, call Swindon Police on 0793-28111 … Randy Crawford’s totally tempoless ‘Almaz‘ is lovely for listening, but is it really a floor-filler? … Gap Band 8 —One Way 9, Hip Hop Electro 15 — Serious Beats 1, Hibernians 4 —Hamilton Academicals 0 … DER RUMP DUMP DUM DUM DUMP DUM.


PATTI LaBELLE surprised many with one of the best live shows in a long time at Hammersmith Odeon two weekends ago. Looking stunning, yet very basic and human under the glitter, she kicked off her shoes, jumped up and down in gospel frenzy, lent her furs to people in the audience, and, cracking open a Heineken, said “I don’t like drinking out of a can … but I will”. Burp! The sudden appearance of Bobby Womack on stage almost stole the show, everyone spontaneously leaping to their feet, but in the end it was definitely Patti’s night. A blinder!


HOT VINYL

FISSION ‘King Of Swing’ (Streetwave UKHAN 4)
Retitled so that Radio One won’t have to advertise a brand of beer, and remade using different recordings of the Glenn Miller tunes to get around copyright problems, this amusing 97⅚-0bpm rap ‘n’ scratch by Howierd The Duck and DJ Szeps is indeed the already raved about and now widely available ‘Miller Light’ (in two vocal versions, plus beats and the 119bpm ‘Private Dicks’).

CURTIS HAIRSTON ‘Chillin’ Out (Remix)’ (Atlantic A9335T)
Already huge on import, this Timmy Regisford remixed Jocelyn Brown-tempoed catchy 98⅔bpm jiggler (dub/edit too) is here joined by his LP’s introverted jolting (0-)109½bpm ‘Hold On (For Me)’.

HEAVY D. & THE BOYZ ‘Mr Big Stuff’ (MCA Records MCAT 1106)
Hottest hip hop of the day, this Andre ‘Dr Jeckyll’ Harrell-produced jerkily jittering 98½bpm rap revolves around Jean Knight’s repeatedly scratched-in 1971 classic of the same name (inst flip).

OLIVER CHEATHAM ‘Celebrate’ (Champion CHAMP 12 25)
Back in typically fine form, traditionally soulful Oliver glides through a Phil Harding mixed satisfying (0-)121bpm wriggly canterer (dub flip), possibly the strongest he’s done since ‘Get Down Saturday Night’.

M.C. SHY-D ‘I’ve Gotta Be Tough’ (US Luke Skyywalker GR-104)
Bragging young Peter Jones sounds far from shy rapping his own praises to a fluidly ticking light (0-)117bpm beat with the scatting from Earth Wind & Fire’s ‘Biyo’ scratched in, the tougher 111⅔bpm ‘We Don’t Play’ flip mixing in the Motown Spinners’ guitar from ‘It’s A Shame’ (instrumental too).

VICIOUS RUMOR CLUB ‘Whole Lotta Love’ (US Sunnyview SUN 447)
Run-DMC’s use of rock guitars was followed by the Beastie Boys borrowing actual Led Zeppelin riffs, the logical conclusion being this 103⅓bpm rap version of Zep’s biggest heavy metal hit! Quite funny if not entirely def (dub flip), it’s a likely crossover.

GENERAL KANE ‘Hairdooz’ (Motown ZT 41034)
George Clinton-esque madly jaunty jiggling 0-106¾-107-0bpm rap ‘n’ chant full of silly voices and fun, flipped by the less danceable sombre 113¼bpm ‘Crack Killed Applejack’ narrative rap about an athlete killed by drugs.

AL JARREAU ‘Tell Me What I Gotta Do’ (WEA U8523TF)
This John Luongo-remixed tortuous gently jiggly 90⅚bpm swayer now it’s properly out is a twin-pack, minus its promoed dub, but with the nasally scatted tensely accelerating 97⅔-101¼bpm ‘Roof Garden’, jazzily skipping 0-113½bpm ‘Easy’ and slinky 86½bpm ‘Distracted’ oldies, all with dramatic vocalese and surging brassy accents.

KENNY G ‘Champagne’ (Arista ARIST 12686)
Pleasant doodling and tootling 105⅙bpm jazz-funk sax instrumental coupled with a sparse 103⅙bpm Kenny Beck remix of ‘What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)’ (plus its original edit) and an also emptier 0-112¾bpm Froggy remix of ‘Hi, How Ya Doin’?’.

CHUCK BROWN & THE SOUL SEARCHERS ‘Family Affair’ (US Future Records & Tapes F-0017)
Chuck’s releases are becoming as predictably frequent as once were that other Brown’s, James, this being a powerful only slightly go go-ed 90-90¾bpm revival of Sly & The Family Stone’s singalong classic, flipped by a 45-0bpm ‘The Christmas Song’ and including a “Santa says nope to dope” poster!

PRIVATE POSSESSION featuring HUNTER HAYES ‘This Time’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 55)
Quietly sneaked out here, this New York-recorded urgently bounding 120⅔bpm skittery house galloper has a strong Colonel Abrams-ish vocal, Darryl Pandy-ish rap and dub mix.

ROSE ROYCE ‘Fresh Cut’ LP (US Omni Records 90557-1)
Mainly for downtempo listening, with the Grover Washington-saxed whispily delicate 82¾bpm ‘Lonely Road’ getting most attention despite the Nick Martinelli-produced Chaka-ish throbbing 100bpm ‘Doesn’t Have To Be This Way’ (their US single) and Arthur Baker-produced similarly purposeful 98bpm ‘If Walls Could Talk’ having some floor potential, these producers and more creating the juddery 109¾ ‘Fighting Chance’, plaintive 94bpm ‘Magic Doll’, cantering 116⅓bpm ‘Listen Up’, Temptations-reviving 0-47½/95bpm ‘Just My Imagination’, sweet 87⅔-0bpm ‘I Found Someone’, soulful slow 28½/57bpm ‘You’re My Peace Of Mind’ and 0-36bpm ‘I Know I’m In The Mood’.

TASHAN ‘Chasin’ A Dream’ (US Def Jam 44-05960)
With echoes of Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, this hypnotically drifting 85½bpm hip hop-blues lament pits moaning writer/producer Tashan Rashad against mournful girls and some acid guitar, but it’s his straightforwardly soulful ‘Got The Right Attitude’ flip that’s proving more accessible, another weaving 85⅔bpm slowie almost duetted with wailingly punctuating Alyson Williams.

THE GAP BAND ‘Gap Band 8’ LP (US Total Experience 2700-1-T)
A lazily assembled set, sweat only being expended on the ‘Big Fun’ hit and the pop star-namechecking attractive brassily building jiggly faster seeming 87⅓-89½bpm ‘Bop B Da B Da Da (How Music Came About)’, their swaying 104½bpm ‘I Owe It To Myself’ possibly even using Prime Time’s original backing track, while others are the Stevie Wonder-ish mushily rolling repetitive 103⅙bpm ‘Don’t Take It Away’, Cameo-rambling 105bpm ‘Get Loose, Get Funky’, swaying wriggly beat-tripping 99⅚bpm ‘Keep Holding On’, slushy 57/28½bpm ‘I Can’t Live Without Your Love’ and 0-28½/57bpm ‘I’ll Always Love You’.

THE SOS BAND ‘Even When You Sleep’ (Tabu 650128 6)
Classy if predictable Jam & Lewis created sultry calm rolling 0-98⅓bpm soul ticker, remixed four ways, cool on import but coinciding now with a UK visit.

MELLAA ‘Free’ (US Dance Floor DF 1209)
Dodgy reissue of Larc Records material, the topside miscredited as Mellaa & Co ‘Be Free’, a certainly mellow old jauntily jogging brassy soulful 96½-95¾-95⅓-96-95¾-95½bpm undulating swayer with unison “shoo da doo da” chants, flipped by two beautiful deep soul smoochers by Walter Jackson/Jerry Butler-like LANIER & CO, the 70⅔-71bpm ‘I Just Got To Have You’ and possibly more familiar 76̿⅓-76½bpm ‘After I Cry Tonight’.

SALT-N-PEPA ‘Beauty And The Beat’ (US Next Plateau NP50053)
The sing-song girl rappers set up a mesmeric 94⅓bpm sultry groove over jittery lurching and scratching electro and human beats, with snatches of Little Stevie Wonder’s ‘Fingertips’ mixed in, flipped by the beefier slightly different 97⅔bpm ‘Part II At Warp Speed’ (both with instrumentals too).

STEVE PARKS ‘Movin’ In The Right Direction’ (US Dance Floor DF-1210)
Of uncertain vintage, this Curtis Mayfield-styled Smokey Robinson-accented flute-tootled nervily jittery 0-108⅓-108¾-110bpm light wriggler is what’s selling a four-tracker that also includes dated treatments of Mary Wells ‘The One Who Really Loves You’ and Drifters’ ‘Under The Boardwalk’.

HEAVY TRAFFIC STARRING “V” ‘Heavy Traffic starring “V”’ LP (US Atlantic 81682-1)
Solid female funk produced by Brian Holland, the chunkily lurching 110bpm ‘Jealousy’ also being on 12 inch, others being the sleazily rolling 91bpm ‘You Can’t Hurt Me No More (It’s Gone With The Wind)’, soulfully saxed 0-98⅔bpm ‘Coming Down With Love’, slightly Madonna-ish 118½bpm ‘If You’re Gonna Mess With Me’, lurching 108bpm ‘Deep In It’, driving 113½bpm ‘Promises In The Dark’, striding 108¼bpm ‘Hand Made Love’, cranking 115¼bpm ‘Let’s Go Crazy (Let’s Get Lost In Love)’, throbbing 108¼bpm ‘SOS (Help Me Boy)’.

LIBRA LIBRA ‘I Like It’ (US Chicago Connection Records CC8601)
Mournfully sung like a less dramatic Darryl Pandy, this effective simple nagging 120½bpm house bounder (in four mixes) has been around a few weeks and after a hi-NRG false start seems to be building into a big one.

CLAUDJA BARRY ‘Down And Counting’ (Epic 650047 6)
Cantering 121¾bpm recent US hi-NRG hit surprisingly getting some soul support here on promo despite being nowhere near “house”, although it does have some amusing Grace Jones-ish lisping put-down lines and catchy male chants (dub flip).

CALIFORNIA EXECUTIVES ‘I Don’t Know Why’ (US Williams Records WR-100)
A must for all Sixties deep soul vocal group freaks, this meandering and crescendoing 0-33⅙/66⅓bpm smoochy soul wailer will wash them with delight, coupled by a shorter version plus the similarly excellent if less stunning 56/28bpm ‘I Can’t Let You Go’ (inst too).

MELBA MOORE with FREDDIE JACKSON ‘A Little Bit More’ (Capitol 12CL 431)
Pleasant enough slushy formularised 0-38½/77bpm radio ballad for standing still to (edit, and more soulful 81⅔bpm ‘When We Touch’ flip). Her album’s much admired 105⅚bpm ‘Falling’ floater is her new US single.

TIMEX SOUL CLUB ‘Mixed Up World’ (Cooltempo COOLX 139)
Phil Harding remixed tedious directionless 111bpm jitterer flipped now for added strength by Dancin’ Danny D’s 103⅚bpm remix of the more ‘Rumors’-like though still not brilliant ‘Thinkin’ About Ya’.

ROBBIE NEVIL ‘C’est La Vie’ (Manhattan 12MTX 14)
Mai Tai-inspired jerky lurcher in two different versions, Arthur Baker’s 102½bpm mix being more straightforward than Michael Brauer’s trickily teasing ambiguous 104bpm beat treatment.


UK DISCO TOP 100 – November 29, 1986

01 01 JACK THE GROOVE, Raze, Champion 12in
02 08 SHIVER (REMIX)/DUB, George Benson, Warner Bros 12in
03 11 CHILLIN’ OUT (REMIX), Curtis Hairston, US Atlantic 12in
04 03 I’M CHILLIN’, Kurtis Blow, Club 12in
05 05 THE RAIN (REMIX), Oran ‘Juice’ Jones, Def Jam 12in
06 04 FALLING IN LOVE/ALTERNATIVE CLUB MIX, Sybil, Champion 12in
07 06 SHOWING OUT, Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
08 07 NIGHTS OF PLEASURE/DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX, Loose Ends, Virgin 12in twin-pack promo
09 02 MIDAS TOUCH (REMIX), Midnight Star, Solar 12in
10 14 SMALL CHANGE (SPARE A DIME MIX), Hindsight, Circa Records 12in
11 24 I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT/SO AMAZING, Luther Vandross, Epic LP
12 23 CANDY, Cameo, Club 12in
13 10 JACK YOUR BODY, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, US Underground 12in
14 18 GO SEE THE DOCTOR, Kool Moe Dee, US Roof Top 12in
15 12 I CAN’T TURN AROUND, J.M. Silk, RCA 12in
16 27 FACTS OF LOVE, Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White, Club 12in
17 49 BIG FUN, The Gap Band, Total Experience 12in
18 22 MR BIG STUFF, Heavy D & The Boyz, US MCA Records 12in
19 25 L.A. NIGHTS/NEW YORK AFTERNOON, Yasuko Agawa, Bluebird Records 12in
20 15 DON’T THINK ABOUT IT, One Way, MCA Records 12in
21 38 HAPPY/WHO LOVES YOU/LADY WANTS A MAN/FEELS SO GOOD/GOTTA MAKE LOVE TONIGHT, Surface, US Columbia LP
22 32 YOU CAN DANCE (IF YOU WANT TO), Go Go Lorenzo & Davis/Pinckney Project, Boiling Point 12in
23 28 BARAH (THE HOUSE MIX), Cleavage, US Studio Records 12in
24 20 BREAKOUT (N.A.D. MIX), Swing Out Sister, Mercury 12in
25 17 SAMBA (TODA MENINA BAIANA MIX), Georgie Fame, Ensign 12in
26 35 BROADWAY, Duke Bootee, HardBack 12in
27 39 MISUNDERSTANDING (REMIX), James (D-Train) Williams, US Columbia 12in
28 13 WORD UP/LES ADAMS CLUB MIX, Cameo, Club 12in
29 19 SLOWDOWN (REMIXES), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in twin-pack/promo
30 42 AIN’T NOTHING BUT A HOUSE PARTY, Phil Fearon, Ensign 12in
31 09 (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU (LARRY LEVAN REMIX)/SAVE YOUR LOVE FOR ME, Gwen Guthrie, Boiling Point 12in
32 33 SWEET LOVE, Anita Baker, Elektra 12in
33 26 SLAVE OF LOVE, TC Curtis, Hot Melt 12in
34 36 PUMP THAT BASS/LIVE (GET A LITTLE STUPID…HO!), Original Concept, US Def Jam 12in
35 29 IT’S THE NEW STYLE, Beastie Boys, Def Jam 12in
36 37 EXCITE ME, Carlton Smith, CityBeat 12in
37 55 BACK TO SCHOOL, Bunny Wailer, Solomonic 12in
38 30 OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN (LARRY LEVAN REMIX), Gwen Guthrie, US Polydor 12in
39 62 CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO, Courtney Pine, Island 12in
40 47 MIND GAMES (DUB GAMES), Cultural Vibe, US Easy Street 12in
41 59 THE MORNING AFTER/TAKE CHARGE/HOLD ON (FOR ME)/(YOU’RE MY) SHINING STAR, Curtis Hairston, US Atlantic LP
42 21 SHOWING OUT (MORTGAGE MIX), Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
43 31 DANCE YOUR WAY OUT OF THE DOOR, Sharon Dee Clarke, Arista 12in
44 46 BACK AND FORTH/SHE’S MINE/FAST, FIERCE & FUNNY, Cameo, Club LP
45 — TELL ME WHAT I GOTTA DO (REMIX)/EASY, Al Jarreau, WEA 12in twin-pack
46 51 SET IT OUT/YOU BETTER QUIT/OH GIRL/STARRY EYES, One Way, US MCA Records LP
47 61 THIS TIME, Private Possession featuring Hunter Hayes, 4th + B’way 12in
48 45 HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEBODY/JAM TONIGHT/I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOUR LOVE/JUST LIKE THE FIRST TIME, Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
49 53 JAM ON ME (UK RE-EDIT), Company B, Bluebird Records 12in
50 41 LET THE MUSIC MOVE U/GET DOWN, Raze, US Grove St. 12in
51 — NIGHTS OF PLEASURE (MARTINELLI MIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
52 43 TALK TO ME, Chico DeBarge, Motown 12in
53 67 BELIEVE IT OR NOT, Billy Griffin, Atlantic 12in
54 44 STEP RIGHT UP (PURE DANCE MIX)/(DUB), Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
55 74 SERIOUS/BAD LOVE, Donna Allen, US 21 Records 12in
56 66 TIME (TIME TO PARTY), Gary L, US Sensations Records 12in
57 — SHOWING OUT (FREEHOLD MIX), Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
58 56 PASSION AND PAIN, Janice McClain, US MCA Records 12in
59 34 CONTROL (OUT OF CONTROL VIDEO MIX), Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
60 54 SLOW RIDE/SHE’S CRAFTY/RHYMIN & STEALIN/TIME TO GET ILL, Beastie Boys US Def Jam LP
61 98 I’VE GOTTA BE TOUGH/WE DON’T PLAY, M.C. Shy-D, US Luke Skyywalker 12in
62 77 IKE’S RAP/HEY GIRL, Isaac Hayes, CBS 12in
63 52 SLAVE OF LOVE (GO FOR BROKE REMIX), T.C. Curtis, Hot Melt 12in
64 — ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY (REMIX), Vesta Williams, A&M 12in
65 84 BREAKOUT (NEW ROCKIN’ VERSION)/(HORNY VERSION), Swing Out Sister, Mercury 12in
66 63 THIS GOOD GOOD FEELING, Veneice, LGR Records 12in
67 65 IT’S O.K., IT’S O.K., The Force, US Jes Say 12in
68 — GOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE (85⅔)/CHASIN’ A DREAM (85½)/SO MUCH IN LOVE (83)/STRUNG OUT ON YOU (104⅔)/THANK YOU FATHER (105¼bpm), Tashan, US Def Jam LP
69 58 SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME, Nocera, 4th + B’way 12in
70 — AN EVERLASTING LOVE IN AN EVER-CHANGING WORLD, Mondo Kane, Lisson Records 12in
71 — CHAMPAGNE/WHAT DOES IT TAKE (KENNY BECK REMIX), Kenny G, Arista 12in
72 78 VICTORY, Kool & The Gang, Club 12in
73 — STANLEY’S GROOVE (118)/NO NO (103)/NICE PLACE TO BE (100)/LET’S LIVE IN HARMONY (93½bpm), George Howard, US MCA Records LP
74 88 PLEASURE CONTROL, On The House, US Bright Star Records 12in
75 re THE BRONX/STREET ROCK, Kurtis Blow, US Mercury 12in
76 90 SHAKE YOU DOWN, Gregory Abbott, CBS 12in
77 76 SACRIFICE, Cyndi Phillips, US Atlantic 12in
78 16 GIVE ME THE REASON/SEE ME, Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
79 48 GOIN’ TO THE BANK (CLUB MIX), Commodores, Polydor 12in
80 — GOIN’ TO THE BANK (CREDIT CARD MIX), Commodores, Polydor 12in
81 71 KEY TO THE WORLD, L.J. Reynolds/THERE’S A REASON, Hi-Tension/FUNK BOX PARTY, Masterdon Committee, Rebel 12in bootleg
82 re MOVEMENT, The Movement, US Underworld 12in
83 — I OWE IT TO MYSELF/BOP B DA B DA DA, The Gap Band, US Total Experience LP
84 — MIND OVER MATTER/I FELL IN LOVE/AN IMITATION OF LOVE/LOVE IS A DANGEROUS GAME, Millie Jackson, Jive LP
85 83 WE RAP MORE MELLOW, Younger Generation, US Brass 12in
86 92 TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM, Wired, US Underworld 12in
87 87 THE SPEN, Beat This, US Ace Beat 12in
88 82 GOLIATH, James Brown, Scotti Bros LP
89 70 JEALOUSY, Club Nouveau, Warner Bros 12in
90 60 REAL LOVE, Jesse’s Gang with Jesse Saunders, Geffen Records 12in
91 — HEAT STROKE, Janice Christie, US SuperTronics 12in
92 64 FUNKY GROOVE, Hardrock Soul Movement/Afrika Bambaataa, Streetwave 12in
93 75 MILLER LIGHT, Fission, Spacematic Records 12in
94 — LONELY ROAD/IF WALLS COULD TALK, Rose Royce, US Omni Records LP
95 — LES ADAMS MEGAMIX, Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
96 81 RIDE THE RHYTHM, On The House with Marshall Jefferson, US Trax Records 12in
97 — A PATH, Fingers Inc, US D.J. International Records 12in
98 — SATURDAY NIGHT (X RATED) (99⅔bpm), Schoolly D, US Schoolly D Records 12in
99 96 JEALOUSY/YOU CAN’T HURT ME NO MORE, Heavy Traffic starring “V”, US Atlantic LP
100= re SOUTH BRONX, D.J. Scott La Rock – Blastmaster K.R.S. One & D-Nice, Streetwave 12in
100= 89 I’M NOT PERFECT, Grace Jones, Manhattan 12in


EUROBEAT

01 01 ANIMAL MAGNETISM, Darryl Pandy, Nightmare 12in
02 03 WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL, Man Two Man, Nightmare 12in
03 02 LOVE HANGOVER, Tracy Ackerman, Debut 12in
04 07 TIGHTROPE, Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
05 05 READ ALL ABOUT IT, Flirtations, Passion 12in
06 04 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON, Kim Wilde, MCA Records 12in
07 06 EYE CONTACT, Linda Lusardi, Polo 12in
08 09 DELIVERANCE, People Like Us (featuring Cindy Dickinson), Passion 12in
09 10 CAST ASIDE MY STUBBORN PRIDE, Louise Thomas, R&B Records 12in
10 08 HAVEN’T WE SAID GOODBYE BEFORE, Dollar, Arista 12in
11 13 I DON’T CARE, Eartha Kitt, French Scorpio 12in
12 — LOVE’S THE CURE FOR ME, James & Susan Wells, Nightmare 12in
13 11 DON’T DELAY, Earlene Bentley, Nightmare 12in
14 16 MEMORIES, Carolyn Harding, US Emergency 12in
15 18 TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Jock Hattle, Italian Taurus 12in
16 15 OOH LA LA, Princess Day, US Dance-Sing 12in
17 12 FIRE ON THE MOON, Aleph, Italian Time 12in
18 — WE CONNECT, Stacey Q, US Atlantic 12in
19 14 MAGIC, Gino Soccio, German ZYX 12in
20 17 WARRIORS, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ZTT 12in
21 20 SO GLAD, Pepper Watkins, US TSR 12in
22 19 CRY CRY CRY, Two Minds Crack, Sire 12in
23 — INTO THE NIGHT, Michael Fortunati, Italian Flarenash 12in
24 24 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE, Sisley Ferré, Dutch Hot Sound 12in
25 21 BOOM BOOM, Paul Lekakis, Italian Esquire 12in
26 23 KNOCK ME SENSELESS, Eastbound Expressway, Passion 12in
27 25 LOVE’S GONE MAD (REMIX), Seventh Avenue, Tangerine 12in
28 re KISS IN THE DARK, Girl Talk, Dutch Boni 12in
29 — TOUCH BY TOUCH, Joy, German OK 12in
30= re LOVE IN THE SHADOWS, E.G. Daily, US A&M 12in
30= 27 GERONIMO’S CADILLAC, Modern Talking, German Hansa 12in

2 thoughts on “November 29, 1986: Fission, Curtis Hairston, Heavy D. & The Boyz, Oliver Cheatham, M.C. Shy-D”

  1. So the seemingly as yet unnamed rare groove seems to have arrived as JH mentions ‘Cross the Tracks’ and I Believe in Miracles’ as already popular and those two with ‘Black Butterfly’ were arguably the 3 biggest rare groove tunes in their crossing over to the underground dance scene in general and in the London area at least eventually into the pop market.

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