ODDS ‘N’ BODS
With ironic timing the day before he was profiled by London Weekend Television in their ‘South Of Watford’ series, Morgan Khan ran out of finance for his StreetSounds and Streetwave labels, making most of the staff redundant last Thursday while he struggled to assemble a new financial package to save the situation – hopefully his TV shot will help him … Disco Mix Club are looking for the UK’s best rappers to compete for the Shure Golden Microphone Award at March 8’s International DJ Convention – send demo cassettes to Shure Golden Mic, PO Box 89, Slough SL1 8NA, and be prepared if accepted for a rap slanging match to knock out your competitors! … Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley ‘Jack Your Body’ in its new Nomis Sirrah-mixed Monty ‘House’ Remix (London LONXR 117) clocks in at (0-)122⅓-122-121¼-122⅓-122-122⅓-121½-0bpm … Nitro Deluxe’s UK release, as well as doing away with ‘Let’s Get Brutal’ (which inevitably will be creatively marketed here in a few weeks with a remix), has been retitled for some strange reason from ‘The Brutal House’ to ‘This Brutal House’ … Paul Hardcastle’s remix of George McCrae ‘Rock Your Baby’, now that I’ve received it on 12 inch (Portrait 650312-8), turns out to be 112½-112⅔bpm and even better than the seven inch suggested … Record Shack are promoting Sadie Nine’s strangulatedly sung bounding 118½bpm ‘Let’s Work It Out’ (due Feb 23) as house rather than hi-NRG, although it’s getting support from both camps … The Jets, yet another family group who wiggle shoulders, arms and legs in a unison side-to-side three-step, have also had their Minneapolis-style frisky old (0-)125¾bpm ‘Curiosity’ re-promoted, flipped by a dub-ish 121⅔bpm ‘Crush On You’ version and the less danceable 119bpm ‘The Candle’ (MCA Records MCAT 1119) … The Real Thing ‘Hard Times’ has been much improved by a mellower more flowing (0-)110⅕bpm The Real Mix (Jive JIVER 137), although the lurching and surging song remains awfully uninspired … Steinski & Mass Media ‘We’ll Be Right Back’ has been stripped down into a dull (0-)101-0bpm Hard Sell remix (4th + B’way 12BWX 59) by the label’s Ian Dewhirst and Jon Williams, its only advantage being a backing-less Bonus Voices of the featured TV bits … Monte Moir is producing new material by Aurra … Atlantic’s new girl Miki Howard was of course in Side Effect … Maze, having sold out Wembley Arena at the end of this month, are adding four new dates on March 19-22 at Hammersmith Odeon – where Phyllis Hyman appears on April 13 … Caister Soul Weekend XIX is at Gt Yarmouth’s Seashore camp on April 3-5 … Roger Johnson, the first ever UK winner of the Technics DJ Mixing Championships in 1985, does live mixes every Monday on Radio London during Dave Pearce’s show, and otherwise works behind the counter at Hammersmith’s Spin-Off’s disco store – no globe trotting as an ambassador of mix for him … Dave’s radio guests two Mondays ago, scratching live, were Run-DMC! … Alan Coulthard would be first to admit that I was regularly using the term “Megamix” (which other people had even made my nickname in the late Seventies!) long before he is now reported to have “coined” it four years ago, when he began creating megamixed medleys as the Disco Mix Club’s original producer … Full Circle are having to be renamed as First Circle in the US to avoid confusion with another group there, although here they’ll remain the same (this means that only a very few rare copies of their now wrongly printed import LP have got through so far) … Hot House is obviously a good name for a group, except right now (with “house” having a whole new meaning) it may be the wrong name, their classy slowie sadly looking more like a turntable hit than a seller … Leeds’ Dave Hutchinson calls himself Funkmaster Hutchy, not (as last week’s caption had it) Funkmaster Hotcity! … LL Cool J is calling himself Ill Ill Cool J, as in “illin’”! … A&M’s disco man Mike Sefton now calls himself MC Double Def Sef! … Jamaican-accented the Masters Of Ceremony are from New Rochelle, just outside New York City heading north-east from The Bronx … Champion Records’ ‘Ultimate Trax 2’ compilation will feature another battle of the DJs, this one between Whiz Kid and Jazzy Jeff … Shep Pettibone has remixed Run-DMC ‘It’s Tricky’ for US release, flipped by the brand new ‘Uptempo’ … I’m pleased to see the Beastie Boys’ great ‘Girls’ is big in Liverpool! … Robbie Nevil topped US Club Play in Billboard – whose US Black Singles chart is now printed again in rm … Luther Vandross – nice for him but bad for us – has scored his first US Top 20 pop hit with the fast ‘Stop To Love’, which may influence his future release pattern … Luther did not, despite hints that he might, look in at Tony Jenkins’ welcome return to the Hippodrome (instead he was at Stringfellows) … Arthur Baker with singers Craig Derry and Will Downing of Wally Jump Junior & the Criminal Element are currently PA-ing around the country, including this Saturday in London at the Doo At The Zoo and Delirium … Friday (13) Danny Smith jazz-souls Gt Yarmouth’s Mole Club … Valentine Saturday (14) Jonathon More, Norman Jay and oldies-playing KJ & J McCray shake up Brixton St Matthew’s church crypt (opposite The Fridge) late … Adrian Dunbar’s popular Bolts gay nights have been forced to close at Bournemouth’s Academy with a farewell Valentine party this Sunday (15) … Man 2 Man meet Man Parrish are reviving Grace Jones’s ‘I Need A Man’ on import next month … Loose Ends PA at Swansea Martha’s Vineyard on Monday (16), when Jan Allen starts a weekly free admission jazz ‘n’ soul night at Eastbourn’s Bitter End … is the Limelight still burning bright? … you can stand still to anything – currently, it appears to be to ‘Almaz’! … ILLIN’ ‘N’ CHILLIN’!
Raze topped our Disco chart for six weeks last year with ‘Jack The Groove’, which only now has followed ‘Jack Your Body’ up the pop charts too. Masterminded by Vaughan Mason (right), whose ‘Bounce Rock Skate Roll’ was a funk hit in 1980, the New Jersey-based group includes Ben Epps (who has a hunch he may be related to veteran bongo star Preston Epps), and East Orange’s frisky Wanda Sykes, four times a winning body-builder, who sings their more recent ‘Let The Music Move U’.
Jazzy Jeff disappointed everyone (including judges Shep Pettibone, Steve Thompson, Bruce Forest and the Latin Rascals, who waited two hours for him) by failing to show up for the US Finals of the Technics DJ Mixing Championships at New York’s Hearthrob last Friday. As he’d won the North-Eastern US heat, there was no other DJ to represent such crucial cities as New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC, with the result that the winner (by unanimous decision) was San Diego’s ‘D.J. Master Rocker’ Joe Rodriguez, with Chicago’s Rodger Vergara Jr second and Miami’s Tony Garcia third. Jeff’s loss is Joe’s gain, the chance of international fame in the World Finals at the Royal Albert Hall on March 9.
Avtar Singh, after competing in the London heat of the Technics DJ Mixing Championships, returned home to find his studio (he runs a DJ school) had been burgled. £7,500 worth of equipment had gone, (drum machines, samplers, studio mixer, most items marked with “Calibar Roadshow”), plus all his record collection. He’s offering a £1,000 reward for information leading to recovery, on Slough 45521. And he wasn’t even placed in the heat.
Joanna Plumley is that relative rarity these days, a girl DJ. When discotheques began here in the early Sixties, it was normal for the DJs to be girls – a tradition carried on now mainly by the up-market hotel-situated chains run by such as Juliana’s, which is exactly who she worked for prior to her current shared residency at Bournemouth’s new Clouds. Incidentally, Ken Brudenell is keen to hear from more female DJs for the files of Mecca Agency International, so call him on 01-631 1976.
MILLIE SCOTT ‘Ev’ry Little Bit’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 58)
Glamorous Mildred – sometime member of the Glories, Quiet Elegance, and Cut Glass (obviously from a very young age!) – is now produced by Bruce Nazarian & Duane Bradley in the shuffling and tapping typical Nick Martinelli style on a pleasantly gently jittering 102bpm smooth swayer featuring David McMurray’s jazzy sax (dub flip), already hot on import.
TULLO DE PISCOPO ‘Stop Bajon (Primavera)’ (Spanish Blanco y Negro Music MX 114)
We have Scotland’s gay clubs to thank for discovering this superb Italian jazz-funk throbber (more commonly called just ‘Primavera’) – at 104⅓-103⅙-103⅓-103-103⅔-0bpm hardly Hi-NRG despite its Eurobeat chart placing – which I’ve known about for some time but first actually heard on Radio Clyde five weeks ago, ordering it immediately afterwards, only for it finally to arrive in this its Spanish pressing a matter of days ahead of UK release on Greyhound Records! Leaping lightly along, it features jazz trumpeter Don Cherry with tympanist Tullio and one of those Falco-style unobtrusive muttering European chant-raps, or a shorter 104⅙-103-103⅙-102⅚bpm instrumental flip. Either way, miss it at your peril!
MEL & KIM ‘Respectable’ (Supreme Records SUPET 111)
Due commercially on February 23, the girls’ follow-up is a beefily bounding 0-121¾bpm house-type churner created once again by Stock-Aitken-Waterman (so it’s not the Isleys’ oldie!), with a deadly commercial Eurobeat-ish singalong vocal melody, and more sparsely Chicago-style (0-)119¼bpm Extra Beat Version jack track flip.
TAURUS BOYZ ‘Looking For A Lover’ (Cooltempo COOLX 141)
Refreshingly British in treatment, this funkily bounding 115¾bpm lurching jolly house kicker has human bass notes and cheek-popping breaks amidst the jack track jitters, while Dancin’ Danny D does his Darryl Pandy impersonation (with a radically reversed US Dub Mix flip), hot already on white label ahead of full release this Monday.
HERB ALPERT ‘Keep Your Eye On Me’ (US A&M SP-12226)
Opening with the C-Bank-ish sounds of smashing, sawing and barking, this eagerly awaited Jam & Lewis-created typically driving Janet Jackson-style (0-)114½bpm jittery rhythm track is prodded by Herb’s drily muted trumpet toots before he gets a bit more “Tijuana”, as good as you’d expect. Incidentally, Janet herself will be joining Herb on his LP!
WILLIE COLON ‘She Don’t Know I’m Alive’ (A&M AMY 380)
Stronger the longer it’s on, this bonking then building jiggly 111⅕bpm chanting and chugging Latin-accented lurcher really loosens up after a rather rigid start, here flipped by just its Alive Dub Two, plus the old Latin Jazzbo Mix of his classic 116½bpm ‘Set Fire To Me’ from last summer.
LILLO THOMAS ‘Sexy Girl (Sexy Mix)’ (US Capitol V-15283)
Created by Paul Laurence and Change’s Timmy Allen, the soulful sprinter’s welcome return is a sparsely wriggling (0-)108⅙bpm hesitant controlled yelper with cooing and soaring title line repetition that makes it more of a groin grinding groove than a strong song (edit too), while the flip has an extremely sincere 21¾-23⅓-24¼/48½-0bpm revival of Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)’, in eccentrically divided stereo.
CURTIS HAIRSTON ‘The Morning After (Remix)’ (Atlantic A9280T)
Stretched and weakened by the less soulful UK remix of Peter Hammond with Stock-Aitken-Waterman, this smoothly wriggling (0-)112½bpm swayer still features Curtis self-duetting in his “female” voice, but the new long intro lacks interest (and some of the twiddles which gave the original its flavour), everything now hinging on a slickly repetitive vocal which some may find mesmeric and others inconsequential, classy though it is. Disappointingly, not the remix his album version still does need. The flip’s urgently churning 114bpm gospel-ish ‘Let’s Make Love Tonight’ hints at the old Brass Construction rhythm and may benefit now.
GRANDMASTER FLASH ‘U Know What Time It Is’ (US Elektra 0-66825)
With an excellent tight rap that deserves a close listen, spurting boomy bass notes, jiggly 0-101⅙bpm go go-ish beats and some understated scratching, this also has an overall flavour that some find reminiscent of Herb Alpert’s old ‘Rotation’ (inst flip, plus the seriously scratched 88⅓bpm ‘Bus Dis (Woo)’ – rock, freak, indeed!). Double def, no joking.
CHUCK STANLEY ‘Day By Day’ (US Def Jam 44-6020)
Def Jam follows on from Oran ‘Juice’ Jones and Tashan in the return to traditional soul with this guy’s wailing high strangulated 75bpm revival of the Continental 4’s Philly soul oldie from 1971, ‘Day By Day (Every Minute Of The Hour)’, a real spine-tingler that’s actually B-side to the more modern gruffly nagging sparse juddery ticking 100bpm ‘The Finer Things In Life’.
CEEJAY ‘Could This Be Love’ (Noir Records CHALK 123)
Produced by Holland’s The Limit and mixed by Ben Liebrand, this girl-sung lightly locomoting and spurting jiggly 110¾bpm breezy chugger has dated simple wide appeal ideal for commercial discos.
C.T. SATIN ‘I Found A Friend’ (US Underworld AP 126)
Rather strong cheerfully cantering though mournfully sung slightly Abrams-ish rattling 120¾-0bpm house with whispering and groaning Bi-Bi adding interest to the break, everything sounding properly planned and arranged (in five mixes).
KENNY ‘JAMMIN’ JASON with FAST EDDIE SMITH ‘Can U Dance’ (US D.J. International Records DJ 932)
Slightly bland in its smooth synth-led main instrumental version, this typical 122⅓bpm house bounder goes into a stuttery digital “d-d-d-dance, can you” break that’s a taster for the stronger ‘Can U Jack’, ‘Bonus Jack’ and ‘Can U Drum’ jack tracks, which are much more Hurley and Raze-like (in fact it sounds as if he says “Hurley”).
HOWARD HEWETT ‘Stay’ (Elektra EKR 51T)
Shep Pettibone and the Latin Rascals have made his album’s mesmeric jittering Jam & Lewis-ish swaying pent-up jogger into a 98⅔bpm Before Midnight Mix, (0-)98⅔bpm Dub Version, and 101-99-98½-97⅔-98bpm After Midnight Mix (with the cantering 127bpm ‘Eye On You’, too).
BEASTIE BOYS ‘(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)’ (Def Jam 650418-6)
Guitar-driven (0-)133½-0bpm anti-authoritarian rock chant reminiscent of ‘Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room’, so naturally a massive US crossover, here coupled with the def scratching and rapping 0-98¼-98-0-98bpm ‘Time To Get Ill’, full of cool cuts, plus the raucous rock ‘n’ rap 0-97bpm ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’.
AGE OF CHANCE ‘Kiss’ (Fon AGET 5)
It took me a while to realise this wasn’t a record actually by Kiss, the group! In fact it’s a Sheffield recorded Beastie Boys-style 0-132bpm revamp of Prince And The Revolution’s oldie, good fun, with a cut up flip, a bit rocky for these pages maybe, but if the Beasties fit…
MIKEY-D & THE L.A. POSSE ‘Dawn’ (US Public Records PA008)
Backed by popping human beat box and very sparse beats, Mike combines Kool Moe Dee’s explicitness with Fresh Prince’s storytelling style in this hilarious 85 4/7 bpm horny tale – a real Gap band! – then is more Doug E. Fresh-like on the rap ‘n’ scratch 0-96bpm ‘My Telephone’, and 91bpm ‘Bust A Rhyme Mike’ (bonus beats too).
S.O.S. BAND ‘No Lies’ (US Tabu 4Z9 06030)
Dave ‘O’ Ogrin’s zappy 0-123¼bpm remix of their Jam & Lewis-created happily leaping catchily melodic old LP track is filled with freaky effects (dub flip), and is so infectious it deserves wider attention than its unexpected Eurobeat chart entry might suggest!
SHIRLEY MURDOCK ‘As We Lay’ (US Elektra ED 5170)
Zapp’s soulstress has a massive US black smash with this gorgeous “goodnight” smoocher (in three mixes), a fluidly swirling and soaring 37/74-0bpm bedtime swayer reminiscent of such timeless past greats as Dinah Washington and Mitty Collier at their sultriest. Phew!
PATTI LaBELLE ‘Kiss Away The Pain’ (MCA Records MCAT 1120)
Her soul drenched subtle 0-38⅞-77¾-0bpm jazzy, bluesy, brilliant smoocher (inst/edit flip) is a performance of pure class but sadly the song may not be mushy enough for the MoR crowd she’ll need to hit with it.
UK DISCO TOP 100 – February 14, 1987
01 01 JACK YOUR BODY/DUB YOUR BODY/CLUB YOUR BODY Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, London 12in
02 03 JACK THE GROOVE Raze, Champion 12in
03 05 I FOUND LOVE (REMIX) Darlene Davis, Serious Records 12in
04 04 BIG FUN (MEGA MIX)/(BANDOLERO MIX) The Gap Band, Total Experience 12in
05 03 THE BRUTAL HOUSE/LET’S GET BRUTAL Nitro Deluxe, US Cutting Records 12in
06 30 TEASER (REMIX) George Benson, Warner Bros 12in
07 10 WORKIN’ UP A SWEAT Full Circle, US EMI America 12in
08 11 TURN ME LOOSE Wally Jump Jr. & The Criminal Element, London 12in
09 06 ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY (REMIX) Vesta Williams, A&M 12in
10 12 CAUGHT UP IN THE RAPTURE (REMIX)/MYSTERY Anita Baker, Elektra 12in
11 13 YOU SEXY THING (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX) Hot Chocolate, EMI 12in
12 21 WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK Steinski & Mass Media, 4th + B’way 12in
13 28 EV’RY LITTLE BIT Millie Scott, 4th + B’way 12in
14 20 I.O.U. (ULTIMATE SHAKEDOWN/CLUB REMIXES) Freeez featuring John Rocca, CityBeat 12in
15 — THIS BRUTAL HOUSE/UK EDIT Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
16 15 HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEBODY (REMIX)/INSTRUMENTAL Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
17 45 ROCK THE HOUSE (MEDLEY) Mr K Mix by Special K, US T.D. Records Inc 12in
18 51 OUTSIDE IN THE RAIN (LARRY LEVAN REMIX) Gwen Guthrie, Boiling Point 12in
19 40 WAX THE VAN Lola, US Jump Street 12in
20 17 READ MY MIND/CHASIN’ A DREAM Tashan, Def Jam 12in
21 07 YOU CAN DANCE (IF YOU WANT TO) Go Go Lorenzo & The Davis/Pinckney Project, Boiling Point 12in
22 22 LET THE MUSIC MOVE U/GET DOWN Raze, Champion 12in white label
23 09 THE RAIN (REMIX) Oran ‘Juice’ Jones, Def Jam 12in
24 18 MR BIG STUFF Heavy D & The Boyz, MCA Records 12in
25 08 CHILLIN’ OUT (REMIX) Curtis Hairston, Atlantic 12in
26 24 IT’S MY BEAT Sweet Tee And Jazzy Joyce, US Profile 12in/Champion 12in white label
27 38 JACKIN (EMU STYLE) Home Wreckers, Champion 12in
28 44 JUMP INTO MY LIFE (JELLYBEAN REMIX) Stacy Lattisaw, Motown 12in
29 19 C’EST LA VIE (ARTHUR BAKER REMIX) Robbie Nevil, Manhattan 12in
30 25 THE CHAMP The Mohawks, Pama 12in
31 27 SURRENDER (STUFF GUN MIX) Swing Out Sister, Mercury 12in
32 36 SHE DON’T KNOW I’M ALIVE Willie Colon, A&M 12in
33 26 DO YOU WANT IT BAD ENUFF Jenny Burton, Atlantic 12in
34 32 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, US Dance Mania Records 12in
35 79 SEXY GIRL (SEXY MIX) Lillo Thomas, US Capitol 12in
36 46 THE MORNING AFTER Curtis Hairston, Atlantic LP
37 29 SCREAM/ELECTRONIC ENERGY OF…/LISTEN TO THE BASS OF GET STUPID FRESH PART II/WHO IS IT/WE CONTROL THE DICE Mantronix, 10 Records LP
38 60 TIME (TIME TO PARTY) Gary L, Champion 12in
39 43 WHATCHA GONNA DO Blaze, Champion 12in white label
40 52 AFTER LOVING YOU/PRIVATE PARTY Juicy, US CBS Associated Records 7in
41 39 STAY (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIXES) Howard Hewett, Elektra 12in
42 68 EVERYBODY SAY Masquerade, Streetwave 12in mailing list promo
43 41 CAN YOU FEEL IT/WASHING MACHINE Mr Fingers, US Trax Records 12in
44 47 COME AS YOU ARE (SUPERSTAR) (REMIX) The System, Atlantic 12in promo
45 49 I CAN’T TAKE IT Dyce, The Production House 12in
46 34 LOVESTRUCK Projection, Elite 12in
47 23 HAPPY/FEELS SO GOOD/WHO LOVES YOU/LET’S TRY AGAIN/WE’RE ALL SEARCHIN’/LADY WANTS A MAN Surface, CBS LP
48 35 SEE ME/I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT/ANYONE WHO HAD A HEART Luther Vandross, Epic LP
49 59 IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY The Blow Monkeys, RCA 12in
50 31 SLAVE OF LOVE (FINAL COUNTDOWN MIX) T.C. Curtis, Hot Melt 12in twin-pack
51 72 SLOW RIDE/SHE’S CRAFTY/TIME TO GET ILL/POSSE IN EFFECT/NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN/GIRLS Beastie Boys, Def Jam LP
52 33 FUNKY RASTA (’87 MIX) The Naturals, Cooltempo 12in
53 50 SHE’S SO GOOD TO ME/GIVE ME THE REASON/SEE ME Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
54 64 EGO MANIAC, Jocelyn Brown US Warner Bros/Jellybean 12in
55 62 IT’S TOO LATE (FOR LOVE)/CITY COUNTRY MIX Stardom Groove featuring Tonya Wynne, US New York Groove 12in
56 66 WHEN LOVE COMES CALLING Paul Johnson, CBS 12in
57 re I KNEW YOU WERE WAITING (FOR ME) Aretha Franklin & George Michael, CBS 12in
58 57 GOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE/OOH WE BABY/THANK YOU FATHER Tashan, Def Jam LP
59 54 YOU BE ILLIN’ (REMIX) Run-D.M.C., London 12in
60 69 HOUSE BEAT BOX (INSTRUMENTAL) Sampson ‘Butch’ Moore, US Trax Records 12in
61 — STAND BY ME/MUSIC TRANCE Ben E. King, Atlantic 12in
62 53 HEAT STROKE Janice Christie, London 12in
63 37 BETCHA DON’T KNOW/NAJEE’S THEME Najee, EMI America LP
64 48 THE THROWDOWN MIX (LES ADAMS HIT MEDLEY)/VICTORY Kool & The Gang, Club 12in
65 87 SATISFIED/SERIOUS/SWEET SOMEBODY/BAD LOVE Donna Allen, US 21 Records LP
66 61 SATURDAY NIGHT (X-RATED)/DO IT DO IT! Schoolly-D, US Schoolly-D Records 12in
67 56 THE MAGNIFICENT JAZZY JEFF Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Champion 12in
68 80 I’VE GOTTA BE TOUGH M.C. Shy-D, US Luke Skyywalker 12in/Champion white label
69 100= JACKIN’ ME AROUND Farm Boy featuring Erin Woods, US Trax Records 12in
70 — ENGINE No. 9 (WHISTLE STOP MIX)/LES ADAMS MEGAMIX Midnight Star, MCA Records 12in
71 — HAPPY (EXTENDED VERSION) Surface, CBS 12in promo
72 86 NIGHTS OF PLEASURE (NICK MARTINELLI MIX)/JOHNNY BROADHEAD Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
73 — U KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS (EXTENDED SCRATCH) Grandmaster Flash, US Elektra 12in
74 91 LOOKING FOR A LOVER Taurus Boyz, Cooltempo 12in white label
75 73 SHE (I CAN’T RESIST) (REMIX) Jesse Jackson, US A&M 12in
76 42 SEXY The Masters Of Ceremony featuring Don Barron, US Strong City 12in
77 82 CROSS THE TRACK (WE BETTER GO BACK) Maceo And The Macks, US People 7in/bootleg
78 58 MY MIKE SOUNDS NICE Salt-n-Pepa, US Next Plateau LP
79 65 2 THE LIMIT (DANCIN’ DANNY D ‘PARTY TIME’ REMIX) Octavia, Cooltempo 12in
80 — WHO IS IT? (US FREESTYLE CLUB MIX) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
81 75 TO THE BEAT OF THE DRUM Wired, US Underworld 12in
82 63 TRIPLE M BASS Worse ‘Em, Champion 12in
83 77 ALMAZ/DESIRE (EXTENDED REMIX) Randy Crawford, Warner Bros 12in
84 70 IT’S A DEMO D.J. Polo & Kool G Rap, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
85 — YOU CAN’T HIDE Frankie Knuckles, US D.J. International Records 12in
86 93 LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE Jody Watley, MCA Records 12in promo
87 — GET RIDICULOUS M.C. G.L.O.B.E., US Body Rock 12in
88 74 IT FEELS SO GOOD (TO BE BACK HOME) Bobby McClure, US Edge Records 12in
89 95 BITS & PIECES 87 US Dynamite Mix 12in bootleg mixer
90 — KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME Herb Alpert, US A&M 12in
91 — HOUSE OF RHYTHM/NIGHTTIME LOVER/HEART BEAT OF THE CITY/DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE/GROOVE (INSTRUMENTAL) The System, US Atlantic LP
92 — RESPECTABLE/EXTRA BEAT VERSION Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in pre-release
93 re IMNXTC Denise Motto/FREAK Rare Form/I’M HOUSE The Elect/IT’S OK The Force, Rhythm King LP
94 — COME SHARE MY LOVE Miki Howard, Atlantic 12in
95 84 6 (END OF THE WORLD MIX) Madhouse, US Paisley Park 12in
96 67 DON’T STOP THE MUSIC Sly & Robbie, 4th + B’way 12in promo
97 99 SHAK RENDEZVOUS Bunch Of 5’s, The Production House 12in
98 — DON’T COME TO STAY Hot House, deConstruction Records 12in
99 — INCREDIBLE Scherrie Payne & Philip Ingram, US Superstar International Records 12in
100= — BRING DOWN THE WALLS Robert Owens, US Trax Records 12in
100= — CHICAGO SONG David Sanborn, Warner Bros LP
100= — CAN U DANCE Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason with ‘Fast’ Eddie Smith, US D.J. International Records 12in
01 01 EVERY WAKING HOUR Linda Taylor, Nightmare 12in
02 03 PRIMAVERA Tullio De Piscopo, Belgian Nunk 12in
03 02 MAN SIZE LOVE (MAN SIZE MONSTER MIX) Klymaxx, MCA Records 12in
04 05 WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL? Man Two Man, Nightmare 12in
05 08 LOVE AND DEVOTION (REMIX) Michael Bow, US RJM 12in
06 04 IN AT THE DEEP END Midnight Sunrise, Nightmare 12in
07 10 FASTER THAN THE EYE CAN SEE Selina Duncan, Nightmare 12in
08 24 SOMETHING IN MY HOUSE Dead Or Alive, Epic 12in
09 06 NOTHING BUT BLACKMAIL Croisette, Passion 12in
10 11 BOOM BOOM (LET’S GO BACK TO MY ROOM) Paul Lekakis, Italian Esquire 12in
11 07 YOU CAN’T HIDE Frankie Knuckles, US D.J. International Records 12in
12 30= ENERGY IS EUROBEAT Man 2 Man, US Recca 12in
13 18 HEARTFLASH Linda Jo Rizzo, German ZYX 12in
14 19 CRAZY OVER YOU Desire featuring Rae Flores, US Sheik 12in
15 09 LOVE’S THE CURE FOR ME James & Susan Wells, Nightmare 12in
16 21 DELIVERANCE (REMIX) People Like Us, Passion 12in
17 13 LOVE SPY (REMIX) Mike Mareen, US ZYX 12in
18 12 DON’T LET GO Tasha, Belgian ARS 12in
19 22 LET’S WORK IT OUT Sadie Nine, Record Shack 12in
20 17 NO LIES (REMIX) The SOS Band, US Tabu 12in
21 16 I’VE BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE Astaire, Passion 12in
22 14 FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND Miquel Brown, Nightmare 12in
23 23 SOUL Jolo, US Megatone 12in
24 — CAN U DANCE Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason with ‘Fast’ Eddie Smith, US D.J. International Records 12in
25 15 TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD Viola Wills & Noel McCalla, Nightmare 12in
26 re I LOVE MY RADIO (MIDNIGHT RADIO) (REMIXES) Taffy, TransGlobal 12in
27 25 FIRE ON THE MOON Aleph, Italian Time 12in
28 27 HEARTACHE Pepsi & Shirlie, Polydor 12in
29 — MALE STRIPPER (RE-REMIX) Man 2 Man meet Man Parrish, Bolts 12in
30 30= LAY ALL YOUR LOVE ON ME Poison No. 9, Boy 12in
3 thoughts on “February 14, 1987: Millie Scott, Tullo De Piscopo, Mel & Kim, Taurus Boy, Herb Alpert”
The dub version of Taurus Boyz “Lookin’ For A Lover” marks the first appearance of Junior Vasquez, future Sound Factory kingpin.
Is that Norman Jay’s first appearance? (it may not be but my memory’s crap these days) anyway if it is or not and admittedly I know relatively little about the Rare Groove scene but wasn’t he one of its prime movers so that may be one of the first/main nights. And a first appearance for a club night from days of acid house (or as there was no acid house at this stage they must have just played the usual mix of house and other genres usual at this time) in Delerium.
The comment about the Beastie Boys and Liverpool must relate to the incident where they were attacked by an audience of raging scousers after one of them made a sick ‘joke’ about disabled kids. IIRC one of them got in serious trouble with the law for allegedly provoking the trouble and had to return to England for the court case.
Good spot re. Norman Jay – that is indeed his first mention, and ditto for Delirium, which I vaguely seem to recall reading about as being one of the only London house club nights during this period.