ODDS ‘N’ BODS
THE CREATIVE marketing of Loose Ends continues, another version of their 12 inch (Virgin VS 919-13) now featuring Nick Martinelli’s ‘Nights Of Pleasure’ mix and ‘Let’s Rock‘, as before, plus commercially at last Dancin’ Danny D’s slippery 102⅔bpm ‘Slow Down’ remix, and a brand new group-created wriggly bubbling 101⅔bpm ‘Johnny Broadhead‘ instrumental … Georgie Fame ‘Samba’ has been totally remixed by Phil Harding into an excellent 103bpm Ipanema Beach Party Mix (Ensign ENYR 605), incorporating brief quotes from ‘Yeh Yeh’, ‘Tequila’, The Girl From Ipanema’ and more in the lengthened new intro, with whistles and many extra effects, plus Mondo Kane’s ‘New York Afternoon’ added to the flip, but unfortunately it’s too late to convince chart-watchers there’s a samba revival going on and may not now be fully available … Phil Fearon ‘Ain’t Nothing But A House Party’ is similarly too late in a far fiercer electronically attacking 123bpm Fun’Kim-Mel Remix (Ensign PFW-2), mainly instrumental and truly house … Five Star ‘lf I Say Yes’ has been given an angrier 121bpm Shep Pettibone Urban Remix (Tent PT 40982R) … ‘Top Of The Pops’ next year starts being syndicated on US TV, with another Los Angeles-recorded American half-hour added to make an hour long weekly programme — but, as it’s being promoted as a “rock” show, and will be edited to include archive material and rock interviews, you can bet the bits left on the cutting room floor will be all the black hits which we as a nation enjoy and the US pop market is thus still denied … Luther Vandross topped US Black LPs, JM Silk Club Play, Dead Or Alive 12 Inch Sales in Billboard … US West End’s reissue of Bombers ‘Everybody Get Dancin’‘/Betty LaVette ‘Doin’ The Best That I Can‘ includes a condom shrink-wrapped to it — obviously the label’s doing its bit to combat AIDS! … Cameo’s ‘Candy’ remix in the US is being flipped by ‘She’s Strange’ … Alan Randall’s typically accurate recreations of George Formby’s ukulele-plunking oldies get medleyed in a scratch mix (really!) created by Nomis Sirrah, better known for his Cisum Fo Efil label through Evawteerts, who’s formed a new less “street” Superb outlet for the seasonally useful and well made 117¾-118¼-0bpm result, ‘’Ooked On Formby‘ (Superb FORMB 1), the 12 inch House Mix of which I’ve yet to hear! … ‘Street Sounds 19‘ is prettily packaged as an advent calendar (a common trend this year), window number five concealing the only photo featured, of Morgan Khan as Santa! … Ken ‘B’ Brudenell has stopped DJing to become DJ/Record Promotions Manager for Mecca Entertainments … Hank Ballard & The Midnighters are live next Thursday (11) at Hammersmith Palais: a black superstar of the Fifties and founding father of soul, Hank adapted Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters’ ‘What’cha Gonna Do‘ into his 1959 original version of ‘The Twist‘, for which he is now rather better known … Richard Searling’s “quiet storm” soul show will indeed be back on Preston’s Red Rose Radio, every Sunday 7-9pm from January 11 now … Steve Allen retains his long standing Saturday 7-9pm Hereward Radio soul show but has dropped his Thursday evening slot … Lowestoft’s Steve Ogley (0502-60364) is looking for a Norwich/Ipswich area venue in which to run a weekly house/funk/rap night … Andrew Holmes house/funk/raps Ashton-under-Lyme Birch Hotel’s Madhatter Wednesdays (just 50p), and reckons Duke Bootee ‘Broadway‘ shares rhythm tracks with Word Of Mouth featuring DJ Cheese ‘Coast To Coast‘ – quite likely, since Duke manages Cheese! … Chad Jackson says he’s been using the ‘Jungle Book’ mix since his time at Manchester’s Hacienda, long before the Disco Mixing championships, and anyway synchs it with a different track to the one used by Jon Davis — Jon meanwhile has quit Cornwall to John ‘Curly’ Marlowe at Plymouth’s Academy … Bournemouth’s “spectacular new” Clouds opens Thursday (4), while Welling’s Station disco pub has had a complete revamp … Robbie Nevil ‘C’Est La Vie’ on commercial copies features just Arthur Baker’s remix (and a dub), plus the pop 0-124½bpm ‘Time Waits For No One‘ … George Benson’s ‘Shiver’ seems aptly titled with all the chillin’ going on around it in the Disco chart, not only ‘ Chillin’ Out’ and ‘I’m Chillin’’, but also of course one of the most memorable lines from ‘The Rain’ is “I chilled” … Oran ‘Juice’ Jones having really taken off, how about someone investigating the import answer versions by Miss Thang and Leot Littlepage? … KEEP CHILLIN’!
BOBBY WOMACK ‘Womagic’ LP (MCA Records MCG 6020)
Largely recorded in Memphis with veteran producer Chips Momon, the super-soulster’s eagerly anticipated set is more for fireside listening with little to have truly lasting impact on dance floors, apart maybe from the typically surging (0-)116bpm ‘Can’tcha Hear The Children Calling’ and pulsing tender 100bpm ‘The Things We Do (When We’re Lonely)‘. His vintage Sixties-style 64¼bpm revival of the Masqueraders’ I Ain’t Got To Love Nobody Else‘ (the Tommy Cogbill-produced original remains one of my all-time faves), acoustic 0-51⅓/102⅔-103⅔bpm ‘When The Weekend Comes’, gentle (0-)99/49½-100⅓bpm ‘More Than Love’, plodding US single 86-87½bpm ‘(I Wanna) Make love To You’, soulfully doodling c21½bpm ‘I Can’t Stay Mad’, convoluted 0-112½bpm ‘It Ain’t Me’, and dead slow starting 0-39/78bpm ‘Outside Myself’ won’t disappoint fans, though.
SCHOOLLY-D ‘Saturday Night (X Rated)’ (US Schoolly-D Records SD-115)
Charted on import almost before the ink of our interview was dry, here’s the new rap he mentioned, a busily scratched (0-)99⅔bpm wiggly jitterer with enough foul mouthing amidst its mixture of nursery rhyme and drug attack to earn an “X” rating (radio version and instrumental too), while the dirtily bragging 0-103⅔-0bpm ‘Do It Do It!‘ repeatedly cuts in ‘Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf’.
MANTRONIX ‘Music Madness’ LP (10 Records DIX 50)
Hot hip hop without anything screaming out to be a single, liveliest being the rapid-fire rapped and whistled 99-0bpm ‘Electronic Energy Of…’, tunefully unison chanted go go hip hop 0-101⅓bpm ‘Scream’, and ‘Stone Fox Chase’-harmonica-ed 0-98bpm ‘Listen To The Bass Of Get Stupid Fresh Part II’, this latter repeated as the early basis of a 0-98⅓-101⅔-99⅔-0bpm ‘Mega Mix’. Their reported Forties big band foray finds echoes of ‘Sing Sing Sing’ in the 105¼bpm ‘Big Band B-Boy’, the 99bpm ‘Who Is It’, 103bpm ‘We Control The Dice’ and 92bpm title track completing a set whose initial sales have been on import.
LEVEL 42 ‘World Machine (Shep Pettibone Remix)’ (US Polydor 885 471-1)
Without any new product to plug on their current tour, this long popular tense and dense racing jitterer (which I concede still gives them a jazz-funk toe-hold, unlike their pop-rock hits) has had an exciting 0-113⅔bpm Shep Pettibone remix flipped by a useful more immediate mainly instrumental dub. How long before it’s out here?
TASHAN ‘Chasin’ A Dream’ LP (US Def Jam BFC 40289)
Tashan Rashad follows Oran ‘Juice’ Jones in the hip hop label’s new emphasis shift towards soul with traditional values, co-writing/producing a classy debut set on which however the already reviewed single’s sides stay the standouts, the Alyson Williams-duetted weaving 85⅔bpm ‘Got The Right Attitude’ and Martin Luther King-introed hypnotically drifting Marvin Gaye-ish 105¼bpm ‘Thank You Father’, tenderly swaying 83bpm ‘So Much In Love’, throbbing jittery 101bpm ‘Read My Mind’, jiggly mournful 104⅔bpm ‘Strung Out On You’, doodling slow 70bpm ‘I Don’t Ever’, 79bpm ‘Love Is…’, 84½-0bpm ‘If Words Can Express…’, 79½bpm ‘Ooh We Baby’.
MR. FINGERS ‘Can You Feel It’ (US Trax Records TX127)
Larry Heard-created, these instrumental jack trax seem more than mere ‘house’, washing synth tones adding surface substance to this almost ‘jazz-funk’ 116bpm loper and the jerkier 116¾bpm ‘Beyond The Clouds’, while the brightly bounding 117½bpm ‘Washing Machine’ sounds like it’s played on electronic drains and is the only typically Chicago track.
FINGERS, INC ‘It’s Over’ (US Underground UN-110)
Created by Larry Heard with mournful vocals by Robert Owens, this purposefully pumping subdued smooth 118bpm house bounder has an equally vocal 118⅕bpm dub, plus as flipside variations the more urgent 0-125bpm ‘All-Over’ and 124⅓bpm dub (acappella too). By the time it’s all over, you really do know “it’s all over”!
SANTOS ‘Work The Box’ (US Trax Records TX126)
Adonis-produced basic jack trax, the main Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley/Raze-style repetitive 120½bpm vocal locomoting like a train, with 121bpm ‘Work Me Trax’ bonus beats, flipped by the Frankie Knuckles-mixed bassier 120½bpm ‘Beat The Knuckles’ and instrumental 121½bpm ‘Space The Box’. Jack the house!
GEORGE HOWARD ‘A Nice Place To Be’ LP (US MCA Records MCA-5855)
Innocuous jazz-funk primarily for listening, with the funkily skipping if inconsequential 118bpm ‘Stanley’s Groove’ co-penned/played by Stanley Clarke, others with a beat being the pleasantly wriggling 100bpm ‘Nice Place To Be’, sinuous bumpily swaying 103bpm ‘No No’, (his US single), this and the crooning cool 93⅓bpm ‘Let’s Live In Harmony’ (amongst others) featuring the multi-instrumentalist’s own vocals, while the mandatory crossover cover version is of Sade’s meandering 46/92bpm ‘Sweetest Taboo’.
GIVENS FAMILY ‘Someway, Somehow’ (US PJ Records PJ 2544)
“You say what”, a scolding girl asks as soon as the beat begins, “I can’t get a guy?” Well, she lets us know she’s gonna get her boy someway, somehow on a soulfully wailed if slightly inconclusive Amir Bayyan-produced 114¾-115bpm dated wriggly spurter with jazzy sax and Latin percussion breaks (inst/edit too), about for a while but not widely available.
WORSE ‘EM ‘Triple M Bass’ (US Profile PRO-7122)
Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ starts a jolting jittery 0-98⅓-0bpm gangster rock rap ‘n’ scratch with some punchy isolated bass beats, aptly enough, and lyrics that get into hip hop’s history (inst flip). Who spoke the “Cockney” outro?
NEW EDITION ‘Earth Angel’ (MCA Records MCAT 1103)
From ‘Karate Kid II’, this youthfully yearning 73⅔bpm affectionate remake of the Penguins’ 1954 doo wop classic has now prompted a whole LP of similar tributes.
KRYSTOL ‘Precious, Precious’ (Epic 650255 6)
Pleasantly warbled though not particularly distinctive swaying slow 71¼bpm remake of Jackie Moore’s soul oldie (I think), flipped by the sharply lurching (0-)121¼bpm ‘He’s So Jive’ and the girls’ eternal 107⅔bpm ‘After The Dance Is Through’.
M.C. MIKER “G” & DEEJAY SVEN ‘Celebration Rap’ (Debut DEBTX 3014)
Following their disastrous ‘Top Of The Pops’ performance of ‘Holiday Rap’, the phonetic Euro-Wallies will have problems putting over this Nigel Wright-produced 118⅔bpm Sister Sledge/Kool And The Gang-medleying ‘We Are Family/Celebration’ rap.
ZUSHII ‘Surprise, Surprise’ (Debut DEBTX 3005)
Nigel Wright-produced intermittently girl-sung pleasant jittery laid-back little 101¼bpm wriggler with nice sax, and 105bpm ‘Let’s Stay Home Tonight’ flip, out for months but repeatedly spurting into sales life.
DARLENE DAVIS ‘I Found Love (Remix)’ (US Take One Record Co TOR-1-1001)
Eventually easing out of a digitally cut-up “true love can be hard to find” intro, Doreen’s soul sister wails a datedly rambling 115¼-115½-115-114¾-114¼-114bpm disco burbler with further digital overlays and edits, dressing up something I don’t remember but which sounds like an oldie (edit, dub and house mix too).
TAMIKO JONES ‘I Want You’ (Detail Records 12DETAIL2, via Pinnacle)
Marvin Gaye’s old US hit becomes a sultry subdued 101⅔bpm groin grinder, sensually sighed and breathed (inst flip), which deserved to do better on import.
D.J. SCOTT LA ROCK – BLASTMASTER K.RS. ONE & D-NICE ‘South Bronx’ (Streetwave MHKAN 77)
James Brown-cutting stark specialist 94⅚bpm rap interestingly telling a strictly local history of hip hop with some humour, if you listen to the words (inst too), while the “P” in the flip’s sparser 87bpm reggae toasting-style ‘The “P” is Free’ is “Pussy”. Hmm…
STEINSKI & MASS MEDIA ‘We’ll Be Right Back’ (US 4th + B’way BWAY-434)
Long notorious for the still much sought quintessential cut-up ‘Lessons’ he created with erstwhile partner Double Dee, the now solo Steve Stein at last has his first fully legal single, cutting up catchphrases and clichés from TV commercials to a jittery 0-100⅔bpm Full Force-type beat (dub/edit/bonus beats too). ‘The Payoff Mix’ it ain’t, lacking variety, and although obviously clever it actually gets a bit tiresome.
BARRY UPTON ‘Ask The DJ’ (DMC Records DECK 123, via Arista)
Possibly too corny for serious hip hop attention, although the flip’s alternative version by Uncle Funk is much harder, this Les Adams-mixed craftily catchy 100⅔-0bpm rapping and chanting jaunty theme song for DJs is by Hammersmith Palais’ resident jock (once in Brotherhood Of Man, which might make sense of a recent cryptic comment!).
UK DISCO TOP 100 – December 6, 1986
01 01 JACK THE GROOVE, Raze, Champion 12in
02 02 SHIVER (REMIX), George Benson, Warner Bros 12in
03 05 THE RAIN (REMIX), Oran ‘Juice’ Jones, Def Jam 12in
04 03 CHILLIN’ OUT (REMIX)/HOLD ON (FOR ME), Curtis Hairston, Atlantic 12in
05 12 CANDY/REMIX, Cameo, Club 12in
06 06 FALLING IN LOVE/ALTERNATIVE CLUB MIX, Sybil, Champion 12in
07 08 NIGHTS OF PLEASURE/DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX, Loose Ends, Virgin 12in twin-pack promo
08 07 SHOWING OUT, Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
09 09 MIDAS TOUCH (REMIX), Midnight Star, Solar 12in
10 10 SMALL CHANGE (SPARE A DIME MIX), Hindsight, Circa Records 12in
11 04 I’M CHILLIN’, Kurtis Blow, Club 12in
12 17 BIG FUN, The Gap Band, Total Experience 12in
13 18 MR BIG STUFF, Heavy D & The Boyz, MCA Records 12in
14 13 JACK YOUR BODY, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, US Underground 12in
15 22 YOU CAN DANCE (IF YOU WANT TO), Go Go Lorenzo & Davis/Pinckney Project, Boiling Point 12in
16 14 GO SEE THE DOCTOR, Kool Moe Dee, US Roof Top 12in
17 11 SEE ME/I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT, Luther Vandross, Epic LP
18 15 I CAN’T TURN AROUND, J.M. Silk, RCA 12in
19 23 BARAH (THE HOUSE MIX), Cleavage, US Studio Records 12in
20 32 SWEET LOVE, Anita Baker, Elektra 12in
21 16 FACTS OF LOVE, Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White, Club 12in
22 21 HAPPY/FEELS SO GOOD/WHO LOVES YOU/LADY WANTS A MAN, Surface, US Columbia 12in
23 27 MISUNDERSTANDING (REMIX), James (D-Train) Williams, US Columbia 12in
24 19 L.A. NIGHTS/NEW YORK AFTERNOON, Yasuko Agawa, Bluebird 12in
25 24 BREAKOUT (N.A.D. MIX), Swing Out Sister, Mercury 12in
26 30 AIN’T NOTHING BUT A HOUSE PARTY, Phil Fearon, Ensign 12in
27 20 DON’T THINK ABOUT IT, One Way, MCA Records 12in
28 38 OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN (LARRY LEVAN REMIX), Gwen Guthrie, US Polydor 12in
29 76 SHAKE YOU DOWN, Gregory Abbott, CBS 12in
30 33 SLAVE OF LOVE, TC Curtis, Hot Melt 12in
31 47 THIS TIME, Private Possession featuring Hunter Hayes, 4th + B’way 12in
32 26 BROADWAY, Duke Bootee, HardBack 12in
33 60 SLOW RIDE/SHE’S CRAFTY/TIME TO GET ILL/RHYMIN & STEALIN, Beastie Boys US Def Jam LP
34 31 (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU (LARRY LEVAN REMIX), Gwen Guthrie, Boiling Point 12in
35 34 PUMP THAT BASS/LIVE (GET A LITTLE STUPID…HO!), Original Concept, US Def Jam 12in
36 40 MIND GAMES (DUB GAMES), Cultural Vibe, US Easy Street 12in
37 28 WORD UP/LES ADAMS CLUB MIX, Cameo, Club 12in
38 50 LET THE MUSIC MOVE U/GET DOWN, Raze, US Grove St. 12in
39 35 IT’S THE NEW STYLE/PAUL REVERE, Beastie Boys, Def Jam 12in
40 25 SAMBA (TODA MENINA BAIANA MIX), Georgie Fame, Ensign 12in
41 — BITS & PIECES 87, US Dynamite Mix 12in bootleg mixer
42 61 I’VE GOTTA BE TOUGH/WE DON’T PLAY, M.C. Shy-D, US Luke Skyywalker 12in
43 68 GOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE/CHASIN’ A DREAM, Tashan, US Def Jam LP
44 43 DANCE YOUR WAY OUT OF THE DOOR, Sharon Dee Clarke, Arista 12in
45 45 TELL ME WHAT I GOTTA DO (REMIX)/EASY, Al Jarreau, WEA 12in twin-pack
46 41 THE MORNING AFTER/TAKE CHARGE, Curtis Hairston, US Atlantic LP
47 39 CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO, Courtney Pine, Island 12in
48 54 STEP RIGHT UP (PURE DANCE MIX), Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
49 46 SET IT OUT/YOU BETTER QUIT/OH GIRL, One Way, US MCA Records LP
50 55 SERIOUS/BAD LOVE, Donna Allen, US 21 Records 12in
51 71 CHAMPAGNE, Kenny G, Arista 12in
52 89 JEALOUSY, Club Nouveau, Warner Bros 12in
53 64 ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY (REMIX), Vesta Williams, A&M 12in
54 — CAN’TCHA HEAR THE CHILDREN CALLING, Bobby Womack, US MCA Records LP
55 65 BREAKOUT (NEW ROCKIN’ VERSION)/(HORNY VERSION), Swing Out Sister, Mercury 12in
56 77 SACRIFICE, Cyndi Phillips, US Atlantic 12in/promo
57 42 SHOWING OUT (MORTGAGE MIX), Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
58 37 BACK TO SCHOOL, Bunny Wailer, Solomonic 12in
59 59 CONTROL (OUT OF CONTROL VIDEO MIX), Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
60 86 TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM, Wired, US Underworld 12in
61 56 TIME (TIME TO PARTY), Gary L, US Sensations Records 12in
62 58 PASSION AND PAIN, Janice McClain, US MCA Records 12in
63 48 HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEBODY/JUST LIKE THE FIRST TIME/I DON’T WANT TO LOSE YOUR LOVE, Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
64 73 STANLEY’S GROOVE)/NO NO/NICE PLACE TO BE, George Howard, US MCA Records LP
65 44 BACK AND FORTH/FAST, FIERCE & FUNNY/SHE’S MINE, Cameo, Club LP
66 — SCREAM/LISTEN TO THE BASS OF GET STUPID FRESH PART II/ELECTRONIC ENERGY OF…/WHO IS IT, Mantronix, US Sleeping Bag LP
67 36 EXCITE ME, Carlton Smith, CityBeat 12in
68 51 NIGHTS OF PLEASURE (MARTINELLI MIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
69 re WHO THE CAP FIT, Shinehead, Virgin 12in
70 53 BELIEVE IT OR NOT/E.S.P., Billy Griffin, Atlantic 12in
71 93 MILLER LIGHT, Fission, Spacematic Records 12in
72 83 I OWE IT TO MYSELF/BOP B DA B DA DA/GET LOOSE, GET FUNKY, The Gap Band, US Total Experience LP
73 62 IKE’S RAP/HEY GIRL, Isaac Hayes, CBS 12in
74 99 JEALOUSY/YOU CAN’T HURT ME NO MORE, Heavy Traffic starring “V”, US Atlantic LP
75 78 GIVE ME THE REASON/SEE ME, Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
76 re CONTROL (ORIGINAL REMIX), Janet Jackson, A&M 12in
77 re FUNKY RASTA, The Naturals, Jamaican Sunshine 12in/bootleg
78 91 HEAT STROKE, Janice Christie, US SuperTronics 12in
79 69 SUMMERTIME, SUMMERTIME, Nocera, 4th + B’way 12in
80 72 VICTORY, Kool & The Gang, Club 12in
81 — ALMAZ/DESIRE (REMIXES), Randy Crawford, Warner Brothers 12in
82 85 WE RAP MORE MELLOW, Younger Generation, US Brass 12in
83 97 A PATH, Fingers Inc, US D.J. International Records 12in
84 re SAVE ME, Lady Peachena, US Cotillion 12in
85 — IF I SAY YES (REMIX)/CAN’T WAIT ANOTHER MINUTE (M&M NEW YORK REMIX), Five Star, Tent 12in
86 75 THE BRONX/STREET ROCK/REASONS FOR WANTING YOU, Kurtis Blow, US Mercury 12in
87 74 PLEASURE CONTROL, On The House, US Bright Star Records 12in
88 — FOLLOW YOUR HEART (121¼)/LOVE SUSPECT (95)/EVERYBODY’S IN A HURRY (93½bpm), Ronnie McNeir, Expansion Records 12in
89 re YOU CAN’T TURN ME AWAY, Sylvia Striplin, US 12in bootleg
90 66 THIS GOOD GOOD FEELING, Veneice, LGR Records 12in
91 49 JAM ON ME (UK RE-EDIT), Company B, Bluebird Records 12in
92 100= SOUTH BRONX/THE “P” IS FREE, D.J. Scott La Rock – Blastmaster K.R.S. One & D-Nice, Streetwave 12in
93 67 IT’S O.K., IT’S O.K., The Force, US Jes Say 12in
94 — C’EST LA VIE (ARTHUR BAKER REMIX), Robbie Nevil, Manhattan 12in
95 — WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, Vicious Rumor Club, US Sunnyview 12in
96 98 SATURDAY NIGHT (X RATED)/DO IT DO IT!, Schoolly D, US Schoolly D Records 12in
97 re ARMED AND DANGEROUS (CLUB MIX), Atlantic Starr, Manhattan 12in promo
98 90 REAL LOVE, Jesse’s Gang with Jesse Saunders, Geffen Records 12in
99 — IT’S OVER, Fingers Inc, US Underground 12in
100 79 GOIN’ TO THE BANK (CLUB MIX), Commodores, Polydor 12in
01 01 ANIMAL MAGNETISM, Darryl Pandy, Nightmare 12in
02 02 WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL, Man Two Man, Nightmare 12in
03 05 READ ALL ABOUT IT, Flirtations, Passion 12in
04 08 DELIVERANCE, People Like Us (featuring Cindy Dickinson), Passion 12in
05 04 TIGHTROPE, Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
06 03 LOVE HANGOVER, Tracy Ackerman, Debut 12in
07 09 CAST ASIDE MY STUBBORN PRIDE, Louise Thomas, R&B Records 12in
08 25 BOOM BOOM, Paul Lekakis, Italian Esquire 12in
09 10 HAVEN’T WE SAID GOODBYE BEFORE, Dollar, Arista 12in
10 17 FIRE ON THE MOON, Aleph, Italian Time 12in
11 12 LOVE’S THE CURE FOR ME, James & Susan Wells, Nightmare 12in
12 — TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD, Viola Wills & Noel McCalla, Nightmare 12in
13 16 OOH LA LA, Princess Day, US Dance-Sing 12in
14 15 TO BE OR NOT TO BE, Jock Hattle, Italian Taurus 12in
15 06 YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON, Kim Wilde, MCA Records 12in
16 07 EYE CONTACT, Linda Lusardi, Polo 12in
17 11 I DON’T CARE, Eartha Kitt, French Scorpio 12in
18 23 INTO THE NIGHT, Michael Fortunati, Italian Flarenash 12in
19 13 DON’T DELAY, Earlene Bentley, Nightmare 12in
20 24 GIVE ME YOUR LOVE, Sisley Ferré, Dutch Hot Sound 12in
21 re DANCE YOUR WAY OUT OF THE DOOR, Sharon Dee Clarke, Arista 12in
22 18 WE CONNECT, Stacey Q, US Atlantic 12in
23 14 MEMORIES, Carolyn Harding, US Emergency 12in
24 21 SO GLAD, Pepper Watkins, US TSR 12in
25 27 LOVE’S GONE MAD (REMIX), Seventh Avenue, Tangerine 12in
26 29 TOUCH BY TOUCH, Joy, German OK 12in
27 — SHOWING OUT, Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
28 30= GERONIMO’S CADILLAC, Modern Talking, German Hansa 12in
29 28 KISS IN THE DARK, Girl Talk, Dutch Boni 12in
30= — LIVING LEGEND, Roland Rat, Magnet 12in
30= — WE’RE CLOSE TO HEAVEN, Donnette Robbins, Italian Many 12in
One thought on “December 6, 1986: Bobby Womack, Schoolly-D, Mantronix, Level 42, Tashan”
Triple M Bass described as “gangster (rock) rap” !
I see that JM Silk is number one US dance this week which is interesting as I didn’t know how big house got in America back then or if it was just popular in Chicago and New York.
I went to a warehouse party around this time called Safe Sex which had a condom attached to the flyer similar to the condom attached to the import record JH mentions so it must have been THE gimmick around the time!