April 11, 1987: Junior Gee & The ‘A’ Team, Sybil, Prince, Swing Out Sister, Jason

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

MORGAN KHAN has retained the label name StreetSounds (its parent company Brazendown Ltd being what filed for bankruptcy), and with new backing and a distribution deal via PRT intends to continue the label’s previous activities as of the end of this month, re-launching ‘Jazz Juice 4‘, ‘Hip Hop 16‘, another in the ‘Anthems’ series, and a new limited edition ‘StreetSounds Preview‘ series containing unreleased US masters, the new sister label equivalent of Streetwave being called (as hinted last week) Westside, although no releases are scheduled for that yet — his entire operation will be scaled down and starting as if from scratch, out of new smaller Ealing premises (which include a studio though), and so as not to dissipate his money and talent he has had to cancel the live rap festival UK Fresh ’87 after all … Germany’s BCM label has released a house Maxi-CD, ‘House Sound Of Chicago (CD Jack Attack)‘ (German DJ International Records D.J. 50-1007-44), containing Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley ‘Jack Your Body (Monty Remix)’, Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk & Jesse Saunders featuring Darryl Pandy ‘Love Can’t Turn Around (Farley Remix 2)’, Raze ‘Jack The Groove’, and the Mic Mac Meyers-mixed ‘The House Sound Of Chicago Megamix (Latin Mix)’ … LPs now out here include, from the same German source and here confusingly re-titled, the Trax Records double album compilation ‘The House Sound Of Chicago Volume 2 (Chicago Trax)‘ (London LON DP 32), plus the recently reviewed Lillo Thomas ‘Lillo’ (Capitol TC-EST 2031), Full Circle’s re-named First Circle ‘Boys’ Night Out’ (EMI America TC-AML 3118), Juicy ‘Spread The Love’ (Epic 450480 1) … Champion won’t now be releasing Kinkina ‘Jungle Fever’ until next month, although enough white labels have escaped to the right people to chart it, the Chakachas-originated (theirs is still available on Old Gold) throbbing panter being in a Phil Harding & Pete Waterman-remixed new 100bpm Megamix, a DJ StreetsAhead-scratched fresh 100bpm Skratch Fever version, plus the 99⅔bpm Original from around four years ago … Mel & Kim ‘Respectable’ has been out for nearly a fortnight in yet another Phil Harding-remixed 122½-122-122½bpm Shop Mix (Supreme Records SUPETZ 111), beat switching and frantic without improving on the main hit version, which this remix more closely resembles … Lola’s complete US 12 inch mixes are at last out here (Syncopate 12SYX 1), always better to my mind than the UK concoctions … Shep Pettibone’s currently imported 113bpm remix of ‘Lessons In Love’ will be on the B-side of Level 42’s UK follow-up next week … Norman Harris, guitarist/arranger/producer and one of the main creators of the mid-Seventies Philly Sound (he was a member of MFSB), died of heart failure in Philadelphia on March 20 … Radio London, wanting to contribute more to London’s oldies-swamped night-life than yet more repetition of ‘I Found Lovin’’ at their Soul Night Out, start a Nite FM Club Night at Kentish Town’s Town & Country Club this Saturday (11), with Dave Pearce, Pete Tong, Nicky Holloway, Gilles Peterson, Roger Johnson, Julian Palmer and Gary Crowley spinning crucial upfront rather than rare grooves – on a more sombre note, their Soul Night Out last Thursday at Leicester Square’s Empire Ballroom had a stabbing fatality … North Sea-based Laser will be back by the end of the month on 576AM, with a daytime black station WEZE starting in June on both AM and 10 kilowatt stereo FM, which should reach East London, Kent, and through East Anglia in stereo with the AM (Medium Wave) signal obviously getting far further … Yomi presents a one hour non-stop mix party Saturdays at 11pm on LWR … Graeme Park, the def dude, has one of his funky Glint nights at Derby’s Blue Note this very Thursday (9) … Romford’s glittery Hollywood nightclub opens Friday (10), with resident jocks Gary Sutton, John Tingley and Cosmic … Simon Dunmore spins real soul (fairly rare) at Hayes’ Keats winebar Sundays and at Uxbridge’s Abrook Arms fortnightly Fridays (this week) … Jody Watley (still not out here) replaced Company B ‘Fascinated’ atop Billboard’s US Club Play chart, last week’s highest new entry being Kissing The Pink’s house tempoed ‘Certain Things Are Likely‘, which should have done more here … Larry Blackmon didn’t only produce Bobby Brown’s ‘Girl Next Door’, he’s also directed its video … The Soul Club ‘I Want Your Guy‘ sounds like Jocelyn Brown ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’ with reason: now it’s no longer just on white label, I see it too was prod/penned by Allen George & Fred McFarlane (while in the US, on MCA, it’s already been remixed by Timmy Regisford) … Champion picked up True Mathematics, and – rather than their pop label, Polo – the blatantly Hi-NRG Paul Lekakis … TV-am’s daily play behind Mad Lizzy’s workouts would appear to have helped Judy Boucher’s chart climb, which proves it’s an MoR hit … Rough Trade will be reissuing next month CeIlulOid’s old catalogue, including the Fab 5 Freddy source of that much-scratched “fresh” … Kool & The Gang appear to be the Hot Chocolate of the Eighties (think about it!) … LAH DE DAH DE!


HOT VINYL

JUNIOR GEE & THE ‘A’ TEAM ‘The Terminator (Remix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRWX 63)
Damon Rochefort’s reproduction of ‘The Terminator’ movie soundtrack is cut right down (minus all the amusing bits) in this UK rap’s rather brittle 96⅓bpm remix, with a spikily jittering new rhythm track and increased attention paid to Sharon Dee Clark’s ‘Mind Blowing Decisions’ hookline, plus some scratching by Chris Mackintosh, but for me its main appeal is now missing — even if it is allegedly better for dancefloors like this.

SYBIL ‘Let Yourself Go’ (Champion CHAMP 12-42)
Due here whenever Champion decide to switch from white label to full commercial availability, something they often delay for weeks if not months, this massive import smash is a haunting smoothly skittering and skipping soulfully warbled easily flowing flier in 121-120½-121¼-120½-120¼bpm Club and much more even 120¼bpm alternative Paradise Mixes, joined here by an 112½bpm remix of her older ‘Falling In Love’ hit.

PRINCE ‘Sign ‘O’ The Times’ LP (Paisley Park WX 88)
Still idiosyncratic though far more accessible than of late, this double LP’s dance tracks are the Paris-recorded live joyously bounding 114¾-114⅔-113-112-114-113⅔-113-113⅓bpm ‘It’s Gonna Be A Beautiful Night’ stomper, jauntily jumping 115¾-0bpm ‘Housequake‘ (actually led by someone called Camille with James Brown brass and paartaying background), lovely lazily swaying 63½-62½bpm ‘Slow Love‘, slinky chanting funk 109-108½bpm ‘Hot Thing‘, bouncily thudding 95½bpm ‘Strange Relationship‘, hoarsely strained tapping 120-0bpm ‘It‘, wailing vintage sweet soul-style 32-32¼/64½-0bpm ‘Adore‘, shuffling gently jogging Isleys-ish 102½bpm ‘The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker‘ (with wowing tones), fast striding rock (0-)122¼bpm ‘U Got The Look‘, and typically frantic (0-)197½-98¾-0bpm ‘Play In The Sunshine‘.

SWING OUT SISTER ‘Twilight World (Superb Superb Mix)’ (Mercury SWING 412)
Sade-ish smokily sophisticated classily trotting (0-)113bpm lush swayer with some late Seventies-style orchestral touches and a closing jazz-funk vibes break, all very pleasant though somehow insubstantial (edit flip, and similarly pitched 0-119¾bpm ‘Another Lost Weekend‘). How well will they do now it isn’t the post-Christmas lull?

JASON ‘Living My Life’ (US Easy Street EZS-7530)
Hollering and moaning in Colonel Abrams-ish style, this house tempoed beefily bounding 120⅔bpm nervy wriggler (in three main mixes) may not seem so hot at first but builds up quite a sweat and could be worth checking.

FULL HOUSE ‘Communicate’ (US D.J. International Records DJ 926)
Mixed in his mainstream house style by Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk, so familiar sounding already, this Danny Wilson & Richie Patterson-created slickly derivative (0-)118½bpm smooth vocal bounder should thus slot in easily (in three mixes).

HEAVY TRAFFIC STARRING “V” ‘Heavy Traffic Starring “V”‘ LP (Atlantic 781 682-1)
At last out here, the Brian Holland-produced strong voiced girl’s consistent set has her chunkily lurching 110bpm ‘Jealousy’ hit, the lovely soulfully saxed 0-98⅔bpm ‘Coming Down With Love‘, sleazily rolling 91bpm ‘You Can’t Hurt Me No More (It’s Gone With The Wind)‘, Randy Crawford-ish 0-33-65¾bpm ‘The Fire Is Gone‘ (promoed to DJs), lurching 108bpm ‘Deep In It‘, driving 113½bpm ‘Promises In The Dark‘, cranking 115¼bpm ‘Let’s Go Crazy (Let’s Get Lost In Love)‘, striding 108¼bpm ‘Hand Made Love‘, throbbing 108¼bpm ‘SOS (Help Me Boy)‘, slightly Madonna-ish 118½bpm ‘If You’re Gonna Mess With Me‘.

MIDNIGHT STAR ‘Wet My Whistle’ (MCA Records MCAT 1127)
I don’t know if it’s meant to be in the Solar oldies four-track series or just a regular follow-up, but this sparse slinky 113¾bpm chugger is joined by the vocodered electrophonic 0-120¼-120½bpm ‘Freakazoid’, soulfully nagging 100bpm ‘Curious’, and jittery go go-ish 0-103bpm ‘Headlines’ (in some unspecified mix).

BARBARA ROY ‘Gonna Put Up A Fight’ (RCA PT 49734)
Bad thinking to make here the sparsely episodic US-orientated Club Fight Version the A-side, when even the States used the more beefily direct Album Fight Version (now relegated to UK B-side) of this Paul Simpson-produced datedly wailed jiggly lurching 109bpm roller, in four mixes overall plus the striding jittery 112½bpm ‘Gotta See You Tonight‘.

THE MOVEMENT featuring Lee Genesis ‘Magic’ (US Underworld AP 128)
Produced by Tommy Musto for Northcott Prod Ltd, the same source as “Bam Boo”, this datedly souled 122-0bpm nervous skittery canterer is almost less house than northern soul, of the Ian Levine variety, melodically surging and leaping through three mixes to attractive effect.

FRANKIE KNUCKLES ‘You Can’t Hide’ (Up Beat PARTY T1)
Bowing in Portrait’s new dance label, this bassline prodded percussively pattering 120¼bpm house treatment of Teddy Pendergrass’s ‘You Can’t Hide From Yourself’ meant more on import in Hi-NRG clubs, and here is in Clubhouse, Dub and Radio Mixes.

BAILEY and BRIDGES ‘Come And Get It’ (Rhythm King LEFT 6T)
This nicely named Washington DC duo’s more disjointed though also more soulful lurching and jangling 107⅕bpm original version from last year (when on US Capital City Records) is now flip to a brand new neater 105-105¼bpm UK remix, a jittery swaying shudder in Full Circle style but still without much sustained actual song, the ingredients adding up to make a mood.

FINESSE & SYNQUIS ‘Bass Game’ (US MCA Records MCA-23731)
By a jauntily youthful Salt-n-Pepa style female rap duo with chattering chaps and bits from ‘The Champ’ and some familiar bass lines, this murkily juddering though bright 0-91⅓bpm rumbler is in three mixes (Radio 0-91⅔bpm), double A-sided with MARLEY MARL ‘He Cuts So Fresh’, an MC Shan-rapped 92¼bpm scratcher with Bobby Byrd’s “get on up” amongst much else (inst too), the originals of both sides being on the same Dr Jeckyll co-produced ‘Uptown Is Kickin’ It‘ LP as Heavy D & The Boyz.

T.C. ISLAM ‘Party Pooper’ (US Tri State Records KF 5002)
“There’s a brand new dance called the Party Pooper, check out my video and you can do it too”, raps T.C. to a jolying (0-)108bpm beat with Doc Scratch cutting in such tired old clichés as ‘The Champ’ and Bobby Byrd’s “get on up” yet again, flipped by the Jamaican accented lethargic 82bpm ‘On Time’, brief instrumental beats and a flashy short scratch of the one word ‘Her’.

MIKEY-D & THE L.A. POSSE ‘My Telephone’ (10 Records TENT 172)
Jaunty juddering 0-96⅓bpm narrative rap ‘n scratch in the Fresh Prince/Doug E Fresh style, moderately amusing although here it’s coupled with just the slower staccato 91⅓bpm ‘Bust A Rhyme Mike‘ (bonus beats too) and completely lacks the hilariously filthy ‘Dawn‘, which made the import so essential. Did 10 chicken out or will that be creatively marketed later?

STETSASONIC ‘Go Stetsa I (Remix)’ (WEA U8375T)
Tommy Boy’s in-house hip hoppers rap, chant ‘n scratch a beefy 100¾bpm lurcher that rocks the joint (in three versions), with an edit of their current LP’s title track as flip, the good 82bpm ‘On Fire‘.

COMPANY B ‘Fascinated’ (Bluebird Records BRT 35)
Although its Florida origins have made it massive in the currently Miami-fixated US dance market, this keen voiced girl squawked and perpetually scrubbing synth nagged old fashioned simple rattling 119¼bpm “disco” thudder is better than most and could have Madonna-ish commercial appeal here (in four mixes).

BILLY GRIFFIN ‘The Girl Is Fine (Remix)’ (Atlantic A9275T)
Disappointingly undistinctive considering the ex-Miracle’s memorable hits like ‘Hold Me Tighter In The Rain’, this cramped frenetic (0-)115½-0bpm jitterer is dominated by its busy rhythm track and could be by anyone, with an equally rhythm orientated stark lurching 107bpm remix of ‘ESP‘ as flip.

STARPOINT ‘He Wants My Body’ (US Elektra 0-66824)
Shrilly squawked dreadful disjointed (0-)116¼-116-116¼-116bpm jerky jitterer with muttering chatter and yowling rock guitar (in three versions), a total non-starter on import but mailed on promo to DJs and actually scheduled soon for UK release (EKR55T).

RAZE ‘Jack Up Work Your Body’ (US Grove St. GSR-009)
Ben Epps-created interminable wriggling 120⅔bpm routine jack track of no great distinction, rather a disappointment, friskiest in the 120½bpm flip’s For Tony H’s Piano Love mix (Tom Tom Mix too).


UK DISCO TOP 100 – April 11, 1987

01 02 KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
02 01 SEXY GIRL (SEXY MIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
03 03 WORKIN’ UP A SWEAT (SPECIAL SWEATY MIX UK EDIT) Full Circle, EMI America 12in
04 10 LET YOURSELF GO (CLUB MIX)/(ALTERNATIVE MIX)/(DUB MIX) Sybil, US Next Plateau 12in
05 05 EV’RY LITTLE BIT Millie Scott, 4th + B’way 12in
06 04 THIS BRUTAL HOUSE/UK EDIT Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
07 07 EGO MANIAC, Jocelyn Brown Warner Bros 12in
08 08 RESPECTABLE/EXTRA BEAT VERSION Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
09 16 LET’S WAIT AWHILE (REMIX)/NASTY (COOL SUMMER MIXES) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
10 06 HAPPY (EXTENDED VERSION)/LET’S TRY AGAIN Surface, CBS 12in
11 19 LIVING IN A BOX (ARTHUR BAKER MIX)/(THE PENTHOUSE MIX) Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
12 12 BOOPS (HERE TO GO) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
13 09 WAX THE VAN (JUNIOR’S AWESOME EDIT)/(JUNIOR’S MAJOR DUB) Lola, Syncopate 12in
14 21 SEE ME (EXTENDED REMIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
15 18 WATCH OUT (EXTENDED REMIX) Patrice Rushen, Arista 12in
16 13 U KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS (EXTENDED SCRATCH) Grandmaster Flash, Elektra 12in
17 25 BACK AND FORTH (EXTENDED REMIX) Cameo, Club 12in white label
18 20 DOUBLE-X-POSURE/LIVIN’ ON THE EDGE/BREATHLESS/STAY IN LOVE Mason, Elektra LP
19 17 SEXY The Masters Of Ceremony featuring Don Barron, London 12in
20 28 LEAN ON ME (REMIX)/PUMP IT UP (LEAN ON ME) REPRISE (REMIX) Club Nouveau, Warner Brothers/King Jay Records 12in
21 22 WAX THE VAN (KENNY’S CLUB VERSION)/(CHERRY’S CLUB)/(JON’S DUB) Lola, Syncopate 12in
22 15 TURN ME LOOSE Wally Jump Jr. & The Criminal Element, London 12in
23 11 THE MORNING AFTER (REMIX)/LET’S MAKE LOVE TONIGHT Curtis Hairston, Atlantic 12in
24 24 AFTER LOVING YOU (LP VERSION)/PRIVATE PARTY Epic 12in
25 14 I FOUND LOVE (REMIX) Darlene Davis, Serious Records 12in
26 51 SCREAMING AT THE MOON (REMIX) Phyllis Hyman, Philadelphia International Records 12in
27 35 LET’S TALK IT OVER/LOVE ME RIGHT/2 HOT 2 HANDLE/ONE STOP LOVER/CAN’T STAND THE HEAT Millie Scott, 4th + B’way LP
28 23 CAN U DANCE/CAN U JACK Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason with ‘Fast’ Eddie Smith, Champion 12in
29 44 MR RIGHT (CLUB MIX) Eleanore Mills, US VinylMania 12in
30 32 SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES/LA, LA, LA, HE, HE, HEE Prince, Paisley Park 12in
31 26 LET’S GET BRUTAL/THIS BRUTAL HOUSE (THE BRUTAL MIX) Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
32 75 AND THE BEAT GOES ON/IT’S A LOVE THING The Whispers, MCA Records 12in
33 27 MOONLIGHTING Al Jarreau, WEA 12in
34 33 MISUNDERSTANDING (REMIX) James (D-Train) Williams, CBS 12in
35 62 I’M IN LOVE/DOWNTOWN/PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN/HER LOVE/WANNA MAKE LOVE (ALL NIGHT LONG)/SWEET SURRENDER Lillo Thomas, US Capitol LP
36 38 ROCK THE HOUSE (MEDLEY) (PTS 1 & 2) Mr K Mix by Special K, US T.D. Records Inc 12in
37 43 RESPECTABLE (THE TABLOID MIX) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
38 31 DON’T BLOW A GOOD THING (REMIX)/YOU MAKE ME WANT TO (LOVE AGAIN) Vesta Williams, Breakout 12in
39 89 SERIOUS Donna Allen, Portrait 12in
40 30 MY MIKE SOUNDS NICE/REMIX Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in
41 55 I WANT YOUR GUY (CLUB MIX) The Soul Club, Cooltempo 12in
42 42 LOVE ON A BLUE TRAIN/BOY’S CLUB/HON E MAN/SOUL SALSA/ONE DAY (I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE) Sheila E, Paisley Park LP
43 52 I CAN’T LET YOU GO Norwood, US Magnolia Sound 12in/MCA Records promo
44 64 I JUST CAN’T WAIT (THE COOL & BREEZY JAZZ VERSION) Mandy Smith featuring Matt Aitken, PWL Records 12in
45 40 HOUSE NATION/TRACK’N THE HOUSE The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, US Dance Mania Records 12in
46 39 LET THE MUSIC MOVE U Raze, Champion 12in
47 45 IN THE NAME OF LOVE/MIRACLE WORKER Full Circle, Dutch EMI America LP
48 37 TEASER (REMIX) George Benson, Warner Bros 12in
49 57 “BAM BOO” Lenny D & Tommy Musto, US Northcott Prod Ltd 12in
50 88 AFTER DARK/GREEKS IN THE HOUSE True Mathematics and the Invisible Empire, US Select Records 12in
51 34 COME AS YOU ARE (SUPERSTAR) (REMIX) The System, Atlantic 12in
52 47 THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX)/(ALTERNATIVE REMIX) Five Star, Tent 12in
53 41 LOOKING FOR A LOVER (CLUB MIX) Taurus Boyz, Cooltempo 12in
54 63 TOUCH OF JAZZ/THE MAGNIFICENT JAZZY JEFF/ROCK THE HOUSE Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Champion LP
55 46 LET THE MUSIC TAKE CONTROL (HOUSE MIX)/(HOUSE OF TRIX MIX) J.M. Silk, RCA 12in
56 79 LOCK ME OUT (LES ADAMS MIXDOCTORMIX)/INSTRUMENTAL Shokk, Polydor 12in
57 54 IT’S MY BEAT Sweet Tee And Jazzy Joyce, Champion 12in
58 48 THE TERMINATOR – KILLER RAP Junior Gee and the ‘A’ Team, Fourth & Broadway 12in
59 56 THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE/DAY BY DAY/JAMMIN’ TO THE BELLS/LOVE TOY Chuck Stanley, Def Jam LP
60 76 GONNA PUT UP A FIGHT (ALBUM FIGHT VERSION) Barbara Roy, US RCA Victor 12in
61 50 FACTS OF LOVE (REMIXES) Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White, Club 12in twin-pack
62 68 AS WE LAY (HORIZONTAL MIX) Shirley Murdock, Elektra 12in
63 69 GLUED TO THE SPOT Cheryl Glasgow, Live Records 12in
64 — IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT/HOUSEQUAKE Prince, Paisley Park LP
65 29 CRUSH ON YOU The Jets, MCA Records 12in
66 58 TIMEBOMB/PUBLIC ENEMY #1 Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
67 91 NEW GENERATION The Classical Two, US Rooftop Records 12in
68 80 NO LIES (REMIX)/12” DUB SOS Band, Tabu 12in
69 61 SO FINE Feedback, Production House 12in
70 66 THE HOUSE SOUND OF CHICAGO MEGAMIX Various Artists, German BCM/DJ International Records 12in
71 77 DIAMONDS/PILLOW/MAKING LOVE IN THE RAIN/TRAFFIC JAM Herb Alpert, A&M LP
72 49 LOVE ME ALL OVER Meechelle La Chaux, Detail Records 12in
73 99 WHITE KNIGHT JACKS White Knight, US Sunset Records Inc 12in
74 70 SHOULD HAVE BEEN LOVE Sandy Torano, US Atlantic 12in
75 67 COME BACK TO ME/ALL MY LOVE Patrice Rushen, US Arista LP
76 74 CAN’T GET ENOUGH Liz Torres featuring Edward Crosby, US State Street Records 12in
77 — FASCINATED Company B, Bluebird Records 12in white label
78 72 WATER GARDEN Claudio Galdez, Production House 12in
79 78 BRASS MONKEY/GIRLS/SHE’S CRAFTY/PAUL REVERE/SLOW RIDE/THE NEW STYLE Beastie Boys, Def Jam LP
80 — ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE/LET THE SUN IN/YOU BELONG WITH ME Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros LP
81 53 RUNNING IN THE FAMILY Level 42, Polydor 12in
82 60 STOP BAJON. . . PRIMAVERA Tullio De Piscopo, Greyhound Label 12in
83 87 NOBODY BEATS THE BIZ Biz Markie featuring TJ Swan, US Prism 12in
84 96 READ MY MIND (US REMIX) Tashan, US Def Jam 12in
85 81 HEY KIDS, WHAT TIME IS IT? DJ Cold Cuts, US 12in bootleg mixer
86 re THE MONKEY PAW (A NEW DANCE KRAZE) Scott & Raven, US Columbia 12in
87 90 EASTENDERS Micron, SG 12in white label
88 — LET ME KNOW Maxi Priest, 10 Records 12in
89 83 U + ME (THE EINSTEIN SONG)/LOVE THIS WAY Lee Prentiss, Funkin’ Marvellous Records 12in
90 — HE WANTS MY BODY (REMIX) Starpoint, US Elektra 12in mailing list promo
91 re FALLING IN LOVE (THE RARE GROOVE BOOTLEG) Fine Young Cannibals, London 12in
92 — BIG LOVE Fleetwood Mac, Warner Brothers 12in
93 — KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME (MANIC MIX)/INSTRUMENTAL Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
94 — RESPECTABLE (SHOP MIX) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
95 re ALL WORK, NO PLAY Juicy, US CBS Associated Records LP
96 — EVERY 1’S A WINNER (BEN LIEBRAND SEXY REMIX)/7” GOOVE MIX Hot Chocolate, EMI 12in
97 100= NEW GIRL IN TOWN Sugar Sugar, US 1800 Records 12in
98 — SKRATCH FEVER/JUNGLE FEVER (MEGAMIX) Kinkina, Champion 12in promo
99 re HEY ROCKY! Boris Badenough, US Trax Records 12in
100= — COMMUNICATE (AT&T MIX) Full House, US DJ International Records 12in
100= — BOSSA NOVA BABY Elvis Presley, RCA 12in


EUROBEAT

01 01 GOLD DIGGER Lime, US TSR 12in
02 06 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun, German Chic 12in
03 04 I FEEL LOVE COMING Modern Rocketry, US Megatone 12in
04 02 FASTER THAN THE EYE CAN SEE Celena Duncan, Nightmare 12in
05 11 ROCK YOUR BABY O’chi Brown, Magnet 12in
06 05 GIPSY QUEEN Gipsy & Queen, Canadian Power 12in
07 07 LAY IT ON THE LINE Elaine Charles, US Sizzle 12in
08 03 FALLING FROM A GREAT HEIGHT Milton Brown, Nightmare 12in
09 10 LESS THAN LOVERS MORE THAN FRIENDS Scott Stryker, Nightmare 12in
10 — I GOT YOU COVERED Earlene Bentley, Nightmare 12in
11 14 STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (REMIX) Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
12 08 ELECTRICA SALSA Off, German ZYX 12in
13 21 LOVE IS IN THE AIR Steve Allen, German Rush 12in
14 09 TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT Grace Kennedy, Nightmare 12in
15 13 LOVE AND DEVOTION (REMIX) Michael Bow, US RJM 12in
16 16 AT THIS MOMENT Menage, US Profile 12in
17 re RESPECTABLE/EXTRA BEAT VERSION Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
18 17 NO! MR BOOM BOOM Body Heat, US Sizzle 12in
19 — I NEED A MAN Man To Man featuring Paul Zone & Man Parrish, US Recca 12in
20 23 LET’S WORK IT OUT Sadie Nine, Record Shack 12in
21 27 BOOM BOOM (LET’S GO BACK TO MY ROOM) Paul Lekakis, German ZYX 12in
22 30 OXYGEN Blue August Project, Blue August 12in white label
23 12 EVERY WAKING HOUR Linda Taylor, Nightmare 12in
24 — DON’T STOP Romeo, US Infinity 12in
25 24 ENERGY IS EUROBEAT Man 2 Man, US Recca 12in
26 15 JUST ANOTHER RUMOUR (’87 REMIX) Tyrone Ashley, Nightmare Gold 12in
27 — UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF John Kydd (The Supreme Event Of The Year), US Altair 12in
28 22 SUCH A JOY HONEY Carol Jiani, MCA Records 12in
29 — LOOK BACK OVER YOUR SHOULDER Archie Bell & The Drells, Nightmare 12in
30 — TOUCH BY TOUCH (TOUCH MIX) Joy, Greyhound Label 12in


CHRIS HILL and Robbie Vincent (glimpsed behind him) head-line a huge array of DJs, and such artistes as Roy Ayers and Mason, at Live Wire’s four day Easter weekender in Prestatyn (about 50 last minute places left on 01-364 1212). For the hordes who may be heading into virgin territory, here are your special cut-out-and-keep advance directions!

London to Prestatyn is an easy motorway drive which in a fast car shouldn’t take much more than three hours, holiday traffic delays permitting, on the M1, M6, M56 (follow signs hard left for Runcorn and Chester, as North Wales stops being clearly signposted at just this one vital junction, Exit 9 — confusingly the second Exit 9 on the M6, coming after Exit 19), then from the end of the M56 it’s dual carriageway straight through past Queensferry to the A55, where the final 25 miles or so become the only two-way traffic.

Keep your eyes peeled on the A55 for signs to Prestatyn and neighbouring Rhyl as I’m not sure how well advanced are the new bypass roadworks around Holywell, but it’s in this area that you’ll be turning off towards the right: either through Holywell itself on the B5121 or AS026 to join the dull A548 coast road, which brings you straight into the Pontins end of Prestatyn, or else after Holywell on the more scenic A5151, turning right and right again in Dyserth to join the A547 (for the truly scenic route, however, in the hills after Trelawnyd on the A5151, hang a sharp right up minor roads through Gwaenysgor, past the duck pond, and then check your brakes before plummeting down into Prestatyn, with a dramatic view of Pontins ahead as you go over the edge!). Happy Holiday Motoring with Hammy’s AA!

One thought on “April 11, 1987: Junior Gee & The ‘A’ Team, Sybil, Prince, Swing Out Sister, Jason”

  1. The Norman Harris obituary was underwhelming… I suppose James only had a strict limit on the number of words allocated to his weekly column. Harris was of course one the leading contributors to the Philly Sound and later Salsoul recordings too.

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