ODDS ‘N’ BODS
DISCO AID may only have raised £50,000 from its co-ordinated national charity night last November, but now a Disco Aid Trust is being set up as the disco industry’s charitable organisation to run further events, hopefully with even greater success and public awareness … Somerset Sound & Light are promoting the Disco West 87 equipment exhibition this Sunday (26), 11am-6pm, at Glastonbury’s Tor Sport & Leisure Centre on the A39 … Phyllis Hyman’s new 96bpm US remix of the Loose Ends-penned, Julie Roberts-originated sultry ‘Ain’t You Had Enough Love’ has been white labelled here and will be twin-packed with her ‘Screaming At The Moon‘ 12 inch (to which the LP version is flip. anyway), this new mix being even more exaggeratedly typical of Nick Martinelli’s production style … Prince’s follow-up will be the sexily muttered sinuous squeaky 96bpm ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend‘, which in my rush I missed from his LP review (presumably the end will be faded as it’s too hot for radio!) … Debut picked up The Movement ‘Magic’, and are putting out a ‘Jack Mix II‘ remake (rather than remix) of Mirage ‘Jack Mix’ … Keni Stevens’ LP appears to be selling most strongly to the slow slinky “heartbeat” tempo loving black market as there’s nothing fast enough on it for white dancers … Five Star’s house tempoed newie, although it hit nationally quite high, is proving to be too “hard” for the kids and the wrong group for DJs to buy … Paul Lekakis’ suggestively worded frantic Hi-NRG 129¾bpm ‘Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room)‘ (Champion CHAMP 12-43), a long established Euro smash now climbing fast in the US, could well be the next ‘Male Stripper’ if you’re into that type of thing … Sheffield vintage soul purist Mike Ward and industry veteran Alan Bellman have set up the Timeless Records label dedicated to hard core soul, launched with brand new albums by Ike Noble, Barrett Strong, The Controllers, Frederick Knight, Tyrone Davis, plus Anita Ward, C L Blast, Tommy Tate, Lynn White to follow … Nick Ratcliffe’s Dance Show has been discontinued in County Sound Radio’s spring schedules, but he’ll be hosting another new show in the future … BBC Radio Merseyside soul DJ Kenni James and Hott Waxx Records shop owner Kev Edwards joined Alan Gaskell in St Helens recently for a soul night to raise money for Mark Eccleston, hospitalised with spinal injuries that’ll leave him paralysed for life — that seems a far more worthy exercise than any number of Sun-glorifying charity singles … Tricky Dick Scanes runs his own gay discos around London and has no connection with Bolts, other than in his knee, currently held together by bolts and a plate following a skiing prang … Ben Liebrand’s sister Rita is a mixer too, jocking in Germany at Essen’s Librium, and has been asked by CBS there to create a continuously mixed album … Friday (24) Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince (if they bother to turn up) should be with Pete Tong and “Beastie Boyz” Tony Wilson, Trevor Fung and Paul Oakenfold at the Project Club in Streatham’s Zigis, where next Friday (1) its Jeff Young’s turn … Saturday (25) Chris Hill heads a Prestatyn reunion (what else?) with Kev Hill and Maggot at Harlow Whispers’ weekly Sweat Box (the club’s half million pound refit isn’t now due until mid-summer), the next few weeks’ guests being Bob Jones (2), Froggy (9), Jeff Young (16) … Monday (27) Desa starts a weekly upfront night at Liverpool Atmosphere’s with Damon Rochefort and Sharon Dee Clarke as special guests … Belfast’s burgeoning Soul In The City Saturday club in Robinson’s Top Floor Bar is running a mystery tour on Sunday May 3, taking 200 soul fans to an undisclosed special nightclub booked for their exclusive use, buffet and transport included for the £8.50 non-members’ price — call Belfast 661761 after 6pm to see if any tickets are left … Northern Ireland’s Traks in Portrush sponsors the International North-West 200 motorcycle race on Saturday, May 9, which every year draws 180,000 people from around the world — and, to DJ Brian Moore’s delight, the track is right on Traks’ doorstep … Gary Hickson funks Tuesdays at Blackpool’s newly refurbished Adam & Eve, using the sound and light system that he was contracted to install as well … Steve Wren and Big Al Parker house ‘n’ funk Dagenham’s Beacon Leisure Soul Club in Raynham Road South on Friday evenings, buffet included, and Steve also has a Sunday house party at Walthamstow’s Racers Chingford Road … Scottish PA circuit organiser Tony Cochrane is now manager of Dundee’s brand new Tokyo Joe’s, with Ian Robertson as DJ … Andy Baker (Rhyl Downtown/Octagon) finds with a bit of vari-speed that Living In A Box synchs forever with ‘Set It Off’ … Steve Ogley (Oulton Broad Chequers) wonders whether, in JMO ‘Jack Is The Message’, the constant dog bark featured throughout is by a “Jack” Russell! … LAH DE DAH DE!
SIMON HARRIS has launched a new hip hop compilation LP series on his label with ‘Def Beats 1‘ (Music Of Life Records MODEF 1, via Pinnacle), continuously edited rather than mega-mixed — although, in his alter ego of NOMIS SIRRAH, he climaxes it with a 0-93-0bpm ‘Powerplay Megamix‘. London’s Derek Boland contributes a viable UK answer to Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince in the James Brown break-cutting 99bpm DEREK B ‘Rock The Beat‘, and also previously unreleased anywhere are the beat-cutting female rap 91bpm SPARKY D ‘Sparky’s In The Place‘, fast-talking youthful 93⅓bpm FATHER MC ‘My Beat‘, rock-guitared 0-83½-0bpm BEWARE AFFAIR ‘Def Beat‘, MC-popping 95bpm BLUZ BROS ‘Bluz Bros‘, while already known are the story song 0-91 bpm DANA DANE ‘Delancey Street’, scratching 86½bpm SPYDER D ‘My Whole Life Flashed’, US original 102½bpm VICIOUS RUMOR CLUB ‘Whole Lotta Love’, 90⅔bpm THE MICROPHONE PRINCE ‘Who’s The Captain’.
2 PUERTO RICANS, A BLACKMAN AND A DOMINICAN ‘Do It Properly!’ (US Fierce Records FR 1000)
Really, that’s the name on the label! Their speedily snicking 124¼bpm jack track kicks off with terrifying rippling and romping piano, the same player then pumping an organ before “jack your body” gets sampled and things keep getting crazier — very exciting (the same track repeats as flip).
ULTRA MAGNETIC MC’s ‘Traveling At The Speed Of Thought’ (US Next Plateau NP5008)
Excellent singsong chanting and scratching 111bpm jaunty sparse rap which keeps cutting the Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie’ into its ‘Honky Tonk Woman’-type tempo, great fun and sure to be big (dub too, plus the disjointed jittery 0- 104⅓-0bpm ‘MC’s Ultra (Part II)‘ and break beat-cutting short 106⅓bpm ‘B-Boy Bonus Break’).
WHISPERS ‘Rock Steady’ (US Solar V-71153)
A much used title over the years, although here a new song, this jauntily trotting 116⅓bpm singalong swayer is vintage Whispers, with clipped choruses and a lean arrangement so immediately recognisable as their timeless style that, cleaner recording apart, it sounds little different from their revived oldies (inst flip, and 1984’s lovely Philly-ish 66¼bpm ‘Are You Going My Way’).
KINKINA ‘Jungle Fever’ (Champion CHAMP 12-35)
Originated by the Chakachas in the early Seventies, this early Eighties update of the panting and groaning ecstatic throbber is still here in 99⅔bpm untampered state but as A-side has a Phil Harding & Pete Waterman-created new 100bpm Megamix, although bigger news is an also 100bpm ‘Skratch Fever’ version by DJ StreetsAhead, cutting “fresh” and stuff all through it.
ELEANORE MILLS ‘Mr Right’ (Debut DEBTX 3020)
Friskily bubbling 117-116½-116-116½bpm bounder with honking sax and wriggly Latin rhythms in a New York fusion of Miami and Chicago influences (116½-116-116½bpm inst, 117bpm bonus, 0-116½bpm radio mixes too), hot on import.
TURNTABLE TERROR TRAX, VOL.2 ‘Let’s Begin’ (US Bassment Records BM-0060)
Nothing other than a remake of Hamilton Bohannon’s ‘Let’s Start The Dance’, this shimmys, chatters and bounds along at 121¾bpm much more cleanly than the original and is a killer rhythm track (with a slow-starting ‘Stephen’s Overture‘ version too), flipped by the less dynamically throbbing instrumental 118bpm ‘In The Bass‘.
PROFESSOR FUNK & THE HOUSE BROTHERS ‘Work Your Body Rap’ (US Underground UN 114)
As previously warned, here’s the rap version of ‘Jack Your Body’, produced by Rocky Jones and Joe Smooth with gruffly talking ‘Fessor Funk backed by the familiar 121¾bpm bass line plus many new ingredients so that it stands as something fresh in its own right (dub/inst flip).
THE HOUSE MASTER BOYZ AND THE RUDE BOY OF HOUSE ‘House Nation’ (Magnetic Dance MAGDT 1)
Farley mixes beats behind Sweet D’s keyboards on a basic title line-stuttered fast 123-123½-123⅔-123½-123¾-123͕⅓-123⅔ jack track (in three mixes), hot for ages on import.
SWEET HEAT ‘This Is The Night’ (US 5 Newark MLK1)
Eventually reaching the main beat after a long teasing intro, this girls sung old fashioned uncluttered 114¾bpm loping strider has sample insistent power (dub flip), and could have come out at any time in the last eight years.
R.J.’s LATEST ARRIVAL ‘Rhythm Method’ (US Manhattan V-56048)
“I need two tickets for RJ’s Latest Arrival” – “for why?” – “Cuz they rock the house!” … and whoompf, the tightly lurching 115½bpm girl souled vigorous jagged funker kicks off in post-purple style but with plenty smarts enough of its own (in four mixes).
PEGGI BLU ‘Blu Blowin’’ LP (US Capitol ST-12550)
Stunningly soulful Peggi – whose family relationship to Meli’sa Morgan now appears unproven – must obviously have had her vocal training in church as every track wails with sanctified fervour by the end, no matter how modishly the various producers (Nick Martinelli among them) may have started it. There’s just no holding her down on rhythmically Janet-ish lurching 119⅔bpm ‘Mesmorize Me’, attractive lsleys-penned 83¾bpm ‘Once Had Your Love (And I Can’t Let Go)‘, smoothly jittering 107bpm ‘Two Can Play At That Game‘, Bert Robinson-duetted gospel-ish 58⅓bpm ‘All The Way With You’, joyously romping 61-122bpm ‘Over And Over’, datedly cantering 113¼bpm ‘Love’s Just A Mystery’, sporadically spurting 0-45/90bpm ‘All And All’, simple 72bpm ‘Feels Good To Me’, dead slow 0-21/42-0bpm ‘I Believe In You’, and her 12 inched sophisticated squalling jiggly offbeat 91⅙bpm ‘Tender Moments‘.
TASHAN ‘Thank You Father’ (Def Jam 650779 6)
Pleasant soulfully crooned and moaned 105⅓bpm drifting sanctified swayer, sorta Marvin Gaye meets Leo’s Sunshipp with Frankie Beverly on the side, flipped by the Alyson Williams-duetted soulfully doodling and canoodling 79bpm ‘Love Is…‘ and (for what seems the umpteenth time on 12 inch) 85½bpm ‘Got The Right Attitude‘. His album remains the best buy, especially as this doesn’t even include his US remix of ‘Read My Mind’.
BOBBY McCLURE ‘It Feels So Good (To Be Back Home)’ Debut DEBT X 3021)
Michael Wycoff-penned wailing chunkily tossing 104½bpm nagger about which I raved months ago – it remains big in Fatback-orientated black clubs – flipped (edit too) by this Sixties soul veteran’s swaying 99½bpm modern revival of Cash McCall’s ‘You Never Miss Your Water‘.
THE MICROPHONE PRINCE ‘Who’s The Captain? (I Wonder, Wonder Who)’ (Music Of Life Records NOTE 2, via Pinnacle)
Terrifically catchy 91½bpm rap combination of the Monotones’ 1958 hit ‘Book Of Love’ with a vaudevillian comedy routine that I now see is credited to Abbot And Costello (Who is the name of the captain – ie: Captain Who – causing great confusion!), flipped (edit too) by the crudely indelicate 0-94bpm ‘Yvonne & Corry‘.
HINDSIGHT ‘Heaven’s Just A Breath Away (The Bliss Mix)’ (Circa Records YRTPR 3)
This romantically pitched gentle giggly 105½bpm swaying jogger has been on pre-release flipped by Michael Brauer’s unrecognisably stark jittery 104⅚bpm Paradise Lost dub version, but commercial copies will also be twin-packed with ‘Small Change (Corn Xchange Mix)’ and include Brauer’s retitled ‘Heaven Can Wait’ Club Mix.
NUMARX ‘Rhymes So Def’ (Bluebird BRT 39)
Beasties-inspired 100bpm beat-cutting rap that gives the funky drummer some (amongst others), the A-side Extended Dub being best of three mixes.
JUNGLE WONZ ‘Time Marches On’ (US Trax Records TX 135)
Marshall Jefferson-created soft synth washed gently pulsing 117⅓-116½-115⅔-0bpm hi-hat hisser with piano joining in halfway, once again overlaid by simplistic muttered and chanted philosophising (much quieter thumming 119⅓-118½-117⅔-0bpm Club flip).
ONE WAY ‘You Better Quit’ (MCA Records MCAT 1142)
Louil Silas Jr-remixed sassy girl wailed nagging 112⅙bpm strutter with some catchy unusual squiggly synth noises during the breaks (flipped on promo by the older soulful 104bpm ‘Don’t Think About It‘).
MIKE GEE ‘Mike Gee’s Limit’ (US Pow Wow PW 423)
Great dynamically jumping 99¾bpm vigorous remake of Octavia’s ‘2 The Limit’ with the beefily bounding go go beat dominating Mike’s buried rap inserts (inst/dub flip).
CHUCK STANLEY ‘Day By Day’ (Def Jam 650499 6)
The Continental Four’s 1971 Philly Soul slowie affectionately revived in Delfonics-style strangulated stratospheric wailing falsetto as 74¾bpm A-side, flipped by the more modern gruffly nagging juddery swaying 99½bpm ‘The Finer Things In Life‘, plus here the Alyson Williams-duetted convoluted 73½/ 36¾bpm ‘Make You Mine Tonight‘.
WET SILK ‘Jack’s House Trax’ (US Latrax T/T 1988)
No doubt inspired by their UK visits, Lamar Thomas & Judy Taylor (plus Patrick Adams) have gone house, producing a nursery rhyming simple 120½bpm thudding bounder with a jungle beat that mixes well with Cultural Vibe ‘Power’ (edit flip).
T. JAM ‘Jacko’ (Hot Melt 12TC009, via Pinnacle)
T.C. Curtis-created jittery 103bpm staccato tripper about visitors from outer space who’ve come to learn the latest funky dance moves – surprisingly, with lyrics as silly as this, it’s not otherwise at all gimmicky (starker Club Mix dub flip).
GALLIFRE ‘Chicago Boogie Rhythm Tracks’ (US Danica Records DAN-1608)
Both 122bpm sides start with separately banded beats flowing straight into the “eye-cued” main tracks, side one’s ‘117‘ being a bass synth buzzed instrumental house skitterer that so far isn’t as hot as side two’s much simpler smooth tapping quite attractive “house rhythm”-repeating ‘Night Beats’ jack track (plus some basic 121½bpm beats called ‘Faces’).
T-COY ‘Carino’ (deConstruction Records M622)
Home grown 0- 114⅓bpm house instrumental built perhaps too tightly over the cymbal schlurping ‘Set It Off’ beat with jazzy piano and percussive breaks, good and clever though more flow would have helped.
ULYSSES ‘Magic Wand’ (US Sensations Records CS-45-02)
Paul Scott produces moaning and hollering Ulysses Whetstone on a skittery spurting house bounder in four mixes, all at 120bpm and very reminiscent of Darryl Pandy (especially on Farm Boy’s ‘Move’).
NANETTE FRANK ‘Can’t Be Your Part-Time Lover’ (Total Control Records 12TOCO 12)
Pleasant plaintively squalling Minnie Riperton-ish 70bpm soul smoocher from Chicago, showing there’s more to the Windy City than house in 1987 (sax inst/edit flip).
NU ROMANCE CREW ‘Tonight’ (EMI America 12EA 233)
James Mtume’s 15-year-old boy Fa Mtume is in this young New Jersey trio, so naturally it’s Dad who created their Ready For The World-style hesitantly jolting sparse slow 0-77⅔bpm smoocher (in four mixes).
ORAN ‘JUICE’ JONES ‘1.2.1’ (Def Jam 650780 6)
Spikily snapping mechanical beats spoil what could have been an otherwise nicely arranged squeaky falsetto 105⅙bpm swayer, flipped by the 1962 vintage Miracles-like (0-)68¼bpm ‘Here I Go Again‘ and jagged 93bpm ‘Curiosity (Dub)’.
MILLIE JACKSON ‘Love Is A Dangerous Game’ (Jive JIVET 135)
Sultry swaying 80½-0bpm soul jogger throatily as usual about the dangers of slippin’ around (inst/edit too, plus her recent 94⅔bpm ‘Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love’).
WELL RED ‘Honey’ (Virgin VSD 943-12 DJ)
Striding chugger twin-packed in three versions, the brassy slightly pop-accented 111¾bpm vocal 2 Skin Mix Edit, and – already promoed as by Double-U-R – the much sparser preferable 112½bpm 8.08 Mix and 112¼bpm Bass Drum Head Mix dub (plus the datedly disjointed 107⅓bpm ‘Saturday’). They seem unsure of their market.
SHANNON ‘Dancin’’ (Club JABX 50)
Raul Rodriguez-remixed tumbling and thundering untidy 116bpm jitterer typical of America’s new “disco” (dub flip, plus the rhythmically ambiguous 67⅛/134¼bpm ‘Faces In The Crowd’).
YELLOW HOUSE ‘Jack My Body’ (US Dance Mania Records DM 005)
“Beated by Farley”, this cymbal sizzled simple throbbing repetitive 125bpm house instrumental has no frills and is mainly for mixers (in three Body Mixes, a digital title line jacking the flip’s two).
RICK & LISA ‘When You Gonna’ (RCA PT 41286)
Mel & Kim-copying 119͕⅔bpm pop disco duet with all the clichés in four mixes, moaning Rick sounding more authentic than shrill Lisa.
SUGAR STYLE ‘909 “The Beat Is Mine”‘ (Nine O Nine NINE 1)
Very simple vocodered and synthed throbbing and wriggling 0-123½-0bpm homegrown house, slickly effective (in two mixes).
ZUICE ‘Bless Your Lucky Stars’ (Mercury MERX 244)
Lenny White-produced dreadful squawking untidy 0-111-110¼-110bpm judderer, a total mess (in three mixes), entered in the Eurovision heat.
UK DISCO TOP 100 – April 25, 1987
01 01 SEXY GIRL (SEXY MIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
02 02 KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
03 03 LET YOURSELF GO (CLUB MIX)/(PARADISE MIX)/FALLING IN LOVE (REMIX) Sybil, Champion 12in
04 05 LIVING IN A BOX (ARTHUR BAKER MIX)/(THE PENTHOUSE MIX) Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
05 06 BOOPS (HERE TO GO) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
06 04 WORKIN’ UP A SWEAT (SPECIAL SWEATY MIX UK EDIT) Full Circle, EMI America 12in
07 10 BACK AND FORTH (EXTENDED REMIX) Cameo, Club 12in
08 07 THIS BRUTAL HOUSE/UK EDIT Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
09 08 SEE ME (EXTENDED REMIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
10 14 LEAN ON ME (REMIX)/PUMP IT UP (LEAN ON ME) REPRISE (REMIX) Club Nouveau, Warner Brothers/King Jay Records 12in
11 09 EV’RY LITTLE BIT Millie Scott, 4th + B’way 12in
12 12 RESPECTABLE/EXTRA BEAT VERSION Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
13 18 WATCH OUT (EXTENDED REMIX) Patrice Rushen, Arista 12in
14 11 EGO MANIAC, Jocelyn Brown Warner Bros 12in
15 13 LET’S WAIT AWHILE (REMIX)/NASTY (COOL SUMMER MIXES) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
16 15 HAPPY (EXTENDED VERSION) Surface, CBS 12in
17 16 DOUBLE-X-POSURE/POUR IT ON/LIVIN’ ON THE EDGE/BREATHLESS/STAY IN LOVE/SOMETHIN-X-TRA Mason, Elektra LP
18 17 WAX THE VAN (JUNIOR’S AWESOME EDIT) Lola, Syncopate 12in
19 22 CAN U DANCE/CAN U JACK Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason with ‘Fast’ Eddie Smith, Champion 12in
20 20 SCREAMING AT THE MOON (REMIX)/AIN’T YOU HAD ENOUGH Phyllis Hyman, Philadelphia International Records 12in
21 19 WAX THE VAN (KENNY’S CLUB VERSION)/(CHERRY’S CLUB) Lola, Syncopate 12in
22 39 AFTER DARK/GREEKS IN THE HOUSE True Mathematics and the Invisible Empire, Champion 12in
23 38 MR RIGHT (CLUB MIX) Eleanore Mills, US VinylMania 12in
24 27 SIGN ‘O’ THE TIMES Prince, Paisley Park 12in
25 32 NEW GENERATION The Classical Two, US Rooftop Records 12in
26 23 RESPECTABLE (THE TABLOID MIX) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
27 25 I WANT YOUR GUY (CLUB MIX) The Soul Club, Cooltempo 12in
28 35 SERIOUS/BAD LOVE Donna Allen, Portrait 12in
29 34 LET THE SUN IN/ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE/ALWAYS/YOU BELONG WITH ME/DON’T TAKE ME FOR GRANTED/ONE LOVER AT A TIME/FEMALES Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros LP
30 36 I’M IN LOVE/DOWNTOWN/PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN/WANNA MAKE LOVE (ALL NIGHT LONG) Lillo Thomas, US Capitol LP
31 49 GONNA PUT UP A FIGHT (ALBUM FIGHT VERSION) Barbara Roy, RCA 12in
32 26 THE MORNING AFTER (REMIX) Curtis Hairston, Atlantic 12in
33 21 SEXY The Masters Of Ceremony featuring Don Barron, London 12in
34 31 U KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS (EXTENDED SCRATCH) Grandmaster Flash, Elektra 12in
35 29 IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT/HOUSEQUAKE/IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND/THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY PARKER Prince, Paisley Park LP
36 91 CAN’T SAY ‘BYE Stone Free featuring Tony Stone, Ensign 12in
37 28 ROCK THE HOUSE (MEDLEY) (PTS 1 & 2) Mr K Mix by Special K, US T.D. Records Inc 12in
38 44 THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX)/(ALTERNATIVE REMIX) Five Star, Tent 12in
39 42 SO FINE/FEEDBACK OF THE MIND Feedback, Production House 12in
40 45 LET’S TALK IT OVER/LOVE ME RIGHT/2 HOT 2 HANDLE/ONE STOP LOVER Millie Scott, 4th + B’way LP
41 33 I JUST CAN’T WAIT (THE COOL & BREEZY JAZZ VERSION) Mandy Smith featuring Matt Aitken, PWL Records 12in
42 41 AND THE BEAT GOES ON/IT’S A LOVE THING The Whispers, MCA Records 12in
43 54 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, Magnetic Dance 12in
44 30 AFTER LOVING YOU (LP VERSION)/PRIVATE PARTY Epic 12in
45 37 MY MIKE SOUNDS NICE (REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in
46 65 TENDER MOMENTS/MESMORIZE ME/TWO CAN PLAY AT THAT GAME/ONCE HAD YOUR LOVE Peggi Blu, US Capitol LP
47 43 IF YOU LET ME STAY (REMIX) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
48 64 LOVE ON A BLUE TRAIN/BOY’S CLUB/HOLD ME/SOUL SALSA/ONE DAY (I’M GONNA MAKE YOU MINE)/PRIDE AND THE PASSION Sheila E, Paisley Park LP
49 66 I CAN’T LET YOU GO Norwood, MCA Records 12in
50 58 COME BACK TO ME/TENDER LOVIN’/LONG TIME COMING/ALL MY LOVE Patrice Rushen, Arista LP
51 78 I FOUND A FRIEND (CLUB VERSION) CT Satin, Nine O Nine 12in
52 76 LET ME KNOW Maxi Priest, 10 Records 12in
53 71 BUMP & ROLL (GIVE UP THE FUNK) Jim Bennett & His Bumpin Crew, Bluebird 12in
54 72 THE FINER THINGS IN LIFE/REAL SOON/JAMMIN’ TO THE BELLS/LOVE TOY Chuck Stanley, Def Jam LP
55 75 READ MY MIND (US REMIX)/GOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Tashan, US Def Jam 12in
56 86 HONEY (8.08 MIX)/(BASS DRUM HEAD MIX) Well Red/Double-U-R, Virgin 12in mailing list promo
57 55 LOCK ME OUT (LES ADAMS MIXDOCTORMIX) Shokk, Polydor 12in
58 82 HEAVEN’S JUST A BREATH AWAY (THE BLISS MIX) Hindsight, Circa Records 12in pre
59 69 THIS IS THE NIGHT (PROGRESSIVE MIX) Sweet Heat, US 5 Newark 12in
60 57 WATER GARDEN Claudio Galdez, Production House 12in
61 97 YOU CAN’T HIDE (CLUBHOUSE REMIX) Frankie Knuckles, Portrait 12in
62 62 FACTS OF LOVE (REMIXES) Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White, Club 12in twin-pack
63 73 LESSONS IN LOVE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX)/TO BE WITH YOU AGAIN Level 42, Polydor 12in
64 60 HEY KIDS, WHAT TIME IS IT? DJ Cold Cuts, JoMore 12in white label
65 re KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME (MANIC MIX) Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
66 70 CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE/SHINE Keni Stevens, Jam Today LP
67 47 LOVE ME ALL OVER Meechelle La Chaux, Detail Records 12in
68 51 U + ME (THE EINSTEIN SONG) Lee Prentiss, Funkin’ Marvellous Records 12in
69 59 WHITE KNIGHT JACKS White Knight, US Sunset Records Inc 12in
70 93 JUNGLE FEVER (MEGAMIX)/SKRATCH FEVER Kinkina, Champion 12in promo
71 61 TIMEBOMB/PUBLIC ENEMY #1 Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
72 80 TWILIGHT WORLD (SUPERB SUPERB MIX) Swing Out Sister, Mercury 12in
73 100= JACKO T Jam, Hot Melt 12in
74 63 “BAM BOO” Lenny D & Tommy Musto, US Northcott Prod Ltd 12in
75 92 MAGIC The Movement featuring Lee Genesis, US Underworld 12in
76 87 IN THE NAME OF LOVE/MIRACLE WORKER Full Circle, Dutch EMI America LP
77 53 NO LIES (REMIX)/12” DUB SOS Band, Tabu 12in
78 100= ROCK STEADY The Whispers, US Solar 12in
79 79 AS WE LAY (HORIZONTAL MIX) Shirley Murdock, Elektra 12in
80 67 NOBODY BEATS THE BIZ Biz Markie featuring TJ Swan, US Prism 12in
81 re CROSS THE TRACKS Maceo & The Macks, US People 7in/Urban promo
82 88 TOUCH OF JAZZ/THE MAGNIFICENT JAZZY JEFF/ROCK THE HOUSE Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Champion LP
83 46 GLUED TO THE SPOT Cheryl Glasgow, Live Records 12in
84 90 YOU BETTER QUIT (REMIX) One Way, MCA Records 12in promo
85 50 LOOKING FOR A LOVER (CLUB MIX) Taurus Boyz, Cooltempo 12in
86 96 NO WAY BACK Adonis/CAN YOU FEEL IT Mr Fingers, London 12in promo
87 — IF YOU ONLY KNEW/COME TO ME Robert Brookins, MCA Records 12in promo
88 83 HAPPY (DAVID ‘PIC’ CONLEY REMIX) Surface, CBS 12in
89 85 FASCINATED (CLUB MIX) Company B, Bluebird Records 12in white label
90 — DO IT PROPERLY! 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, US Fierce Records 12in
91 77 EASTENDERS Micron, SG 12in white label
92 re CAN’T GET ENOUGH Liz Torres featuring Edward Crosby, US State Street Records 12in
93 100= THEM JEANS/HOUSE THAT ROCKED/U KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS Grandmaster Flash, Elektra LP
94 94 I WANT TO GO TO CHICAGO (FARLEY ‘JACKMASTER’ FUNK REMIXES) RT & The Rockmen Unlimited, Club 12in
95 — AIN’T YOU HAD ENOUGH LOVE (REMIX) Phyllis Hyman, Philadelphia International Records 12in white label
96 — TIME MARCHES ON Jungle Wonz, US Trax Records 12in
97 — RHYMES SO DEF (EXTENDED DUB) Numarx, Bluebird 12in white label
98 re COMMUNICATE (AT&T MIX) Full House, US DJ International Records 12in
99 — LET’S BEGIN Turntable Terror Trax Vol 2, US Basement 12in
100 98 JACK UP WORK YOUR BODY Raze, US Grove St. 12in
01 01 GOLD DIGGER Lime, US TSR 12in
02 07 I GOT YOU COVERED Earlene Bentley, Nightmare 12in
03 04 LAY IT ON THE LINE Elaine Charles, Canadian Sizzle 12in
04 02 I FEEL LOVE COMING Modern Rocketry, US Megatone 12in
05 17 I NEED A MAN Man To Man featuring Paul Zone & Man Parrish, US Recca 12in
06 03 FASTER THAN THE EYE CAN SEE Celena Duncan, Nightmare 12in
07 10 NO! MR BOOM BOOM Body Heat, Canadian Sizzle 12in
08 05 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun, German Chic 12in
09 08 GIPSY QUEEN Gipsy & Queen, Canadian Power 12in
10 11 LESS THAN LOVERS MORE THAN FRIENDS Scott Stryker, Nightmare 12in
11 06 ELECTRICA SALSA Off, German ZYX 12in
12 09 LOVE IS IN THE AIR Steve Allen, German Rush 12in
13 12 BOOM BOOM (LET’S GO BACK TO MY ROOM) Paul Lekakis, Champion 12in
14 14 ROCK YOUR BABY O’chi Brown, Magnet 12in
15 13 FALLING FROM A GREAT HEIGHT Milton Brown, Nightmare 12in
16 18 TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT Grace Kennedy, Nightmare 12in
17 20 EVERY WAKING HOUR Linda Taylor, Nightmare 12in
18 15 STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS (REMIX) Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
19 16 AT THIS MOMENT Menage, US Profile 12in
20 re I KNOW JUST WHAT YOU’RE AFTER Roshelle Fleming, US Gold Cleft Records 12in
21 — RAINSTORM Eastbound Expressway, Passion 12in
22 25 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF John Kydd (The Supreme Event Of The Year), US Altair 12in
23 26 JUST ANOTHER RUMOUR (’87 REMIX) Tyrone Ashley, Nightmare Gold 12in
24 23 OXYGEN Blue August Project, Blue August 12in white label
25 21 LOVE AND DEVOTION (REMIX) Michael Bow, US RJM 12in
26 22 TOUCH BY TOUCH (TOUCH MIX) Joy, Greyhound Label 12in
27 27 LOVE CHILD Jamie Dean, Uptown Records 12in
28 19 RESPECTABLE/EXTRA BEAT VERSION Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
29 30= GET READY Mimi, Passion 12in
30 — FASCINATED Company B, Bluebird 12in white label
7 thoughts on “April 25, 1987: 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, Ultra Magnetic MC’s, Whispers, Kinkina, Eleanore Mills”
Jack Mix II, Jack Is The Message, Jack’s House Trax, Jack My Body, Can U Jack, White Knight Jacks, Jack Up Work Your Body… après Hurley, le déluge!
“Do It Properly!”, debuting this week, is possibly my favourite house tune of the entire year, sounding rather like Arthut Russell might have done if he’d attempted a jack track. James has yet to spot the steal from Adonis “No Way Back”, and the plot will further thicken in coming weeks, as regards its true origins.
‘Rick and Lisa’ are Rick Astley and Lisa Stansfield on a flop single before they broke through separately.
Wikipedia (and other sites) say it’s Lisa Carter, not Stansfield.
According to Discogs, Lisa’s surname is Fabien, but that’s clearly wrong. I had no idea that Rick Astley had recorded with SAW before “Never Gonna Give You Up”, but his voice is unmistakable and he even gets a co-write credit – that wouldn’t happen much in his subsequent career with SAW.
I stand corrected – I think I’d read it somewhere that it was Lisa Stansfield and so was passing on duff information.
The Eleanore Mills here’s actually called Mr. Right, and is available on Youtube. Must’ve been mixed up with Heavy D’s Mr. Big Stuff in RM.
Aha! Many thanks, I’ve now corrected and embedded accordingly. I recognise the song: it was reworked by Roger in 1994, with help from Graeme Park, and released on Flesh (named after the Hacienda’s long-running gay night).