May 30, 1987: T La Rock, Joyce Sims, David Sanborn, Faze One, Sweet Heat

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

WHITNEY HOUSTON may be flavour of the moment in the pop charts, but did you know, prior to her Arista debut, she contributed the Bill Laswell-produced ‘Memories‘ on a Material album about four years ago on CellulOid … Disco Mix Club have released a full two hour long VHS video of the Royal Albert Hall 1987 Technics World DJ Mixing Championship Finals (£29 from DMC Ltd, PO Box 89, Slough SL1 8NA, England), showing every competitor in colourful close-up for armchair critics to judge for themselves, plus the Janet Jackson, Alexander O’Neal, Jam & Lewis all-star awards presentation. It’s a professional production which cost £15,000 to make, and is worth seeing even if you were there … Herb Alpert has followed his tightrope-walking video with another brilliant one for ‘Diamonds’, with an hilarious comedy prologue in which buck-toothed disco DJ “Bucky” is finally persuaded by a plugger to play the record — a situation every jock will enjoy! … New York’s New Music Seminar looks likely to include a special British Dance Night showcase at one of the city’s top nightclubs, probably the Palladium, featuring 15 UK acts … Cooltempo managed to grab the UK singles rights for Eric B and Rakim’s ‘I Know You Got Soul’, following an earlier deal with the act, although their current US label Fourth & Broadway will have their upcoming LP here … Mirage, apparently selling well in the pop chart although still has much to do in the DJ charts, now has yet another 124bpm ‘Jack Mix III‘ (Debut DEBTR 3022) featuring this time ‘Living In A Box/Can U Dance/Jack Your Body/Showing Out/Respectable/Axel F/Jackin’/Do It Properly/Male Stripper/House Nation/Underwater/Let Yourself Go’ — provided they keep updating it with current hits, is there any reason why the idea shouldn’t run and run, for years on end? … Man To Man’s official ‘Male Stripper’ follow-up, already on a white label, here couples as double A-side the crass 129½bpm ‘Energy Is Eurobeat‘ with Paul Zone & Man Parrish’s current zingily racing 130-0bpm ‘I Need A Man‘ (Bolts BOLTS 5-12), the latter of course a now much altered Grace Jones oldie … MCA Records’ latest Solar oldie four-tracker is of Shalamar (SHALT 5), whose material has been reissued recently already, containing the classic sinuous 108⅓bpm ‘A Night To Remember’, lurching 102½-102¾bpm ‘There It Is’, dated 117bpm ‘Take That To The Bank’ and 127bpm ‘Uptown Festival’ … Capitol have reissued last October’s soulfully worried pent-up slow 0-38½/77bpm Freddie Jackson & Melba Moore ‘A Little Bit More‘ (12CL 446), following both singers’ sustained US success … US LPs recently reviewed in full on import and now out here are The Whispers ‘Just Gets Better With Time’ (Solar MCF 3381) and Norwood ‘Can’t Let You Go’ (MCA Records MCF 3381), both excellent soul sets … Donna Allen ‘Serious’ has now been marketed in a dubbier 0-110¼bpm Delirious Mix (Portrait 650744 8) … Herbie Laidly has added a bassier 119½-0bpm beat to make Company B ‘Fascinated (Mastermind Herbie Remix)‘ (Bluebird BRTX 35) a little bit more house than Miami … 10 Records have promoted T La Rock’s LP with a strictly promo-only 12 inch sampler containing the now 89-0bpm ‘Lyrical King‘, 100⅓bpm ‘This Beat Kicks‘, 104¾bpm ‘It’s Time To Chill‘, 89⅚-0bpm ‘Big Beat In London‘, serviced to mailing list DJs which may influence any subsequent chart action, diverting attention from the actual album … North Wales’s veteran jock Alan Taylor has opened his own record shop, Right Trax Records in Rhyl’s, Piazza Centre, offering discounts to DJs … Nottingham’s def dude Graeme Park has a recording project called Submission he keeps playing off successive tapes — so when’s it going to reach vinyl, then? — and no doubt he’ll be debuting ‘Submission 8′ (or whatever number it’s up to) this Friday (May 29) when he, Winston Hazel, Ping Pong, Parrot, Jass AB plus guest PAs funk ‘n’ jazz Sheffield City Hall 10pm-2am … Monday (June 1) Dave Pearce — no longer souling the afternoon now that Susie Barnes is back — presents Radio London’s 10pm A Fresh Start To The Week live from Camden Palace with hip hoppers Faze One, Derek B, Three Wise Men, Roger Johnson … Charing Cross Heaven next Friday (June 5), for its first Motown night in four years, presents the original Velvelettes, Martha Reeves and the reformed Vandellas, and Marv Johnson! … Le Palais, Hammersmith, reopens to the general public next Saturday (June 6) following two VIP nights, with Dave Munday as resident DJ/promotions manager … Brighton Montis XXI in Montpelier Road has funk/house/rap/go-go every Monday with Mick Fuller, plus jazz/Latin upstairs … Glen Gunner has started two weekly clubs, Blow Your Head at Soho’s Paramount City in Great Windmill Street every Tuesday with guest DJs (and rappers/scratchers invited on 01-578 3673), plus Blow Your Head (Again) on Thursday in jazz jock Paul Murphy’s new venue The Cat at  307 Finchley Road (corner Lithos Road) London, the fare at both being rare groove, rap, house, Sixties soul … Ian Reading has turned Thursday at Southend Zero 6 into hip hop night, but seems a bit confused calling hip hop “a new trend flooding New York at the moment” and then saying the evening will feature house and go-go, too! … Simon Dunmore and Ivor Jones play rare and real soul at Hayes’ Keats Winebar Sundays, the Rhythm Zone night having become a regular fixture the first Thursday every month at Northolt’s C&L Country Club … Ken ‘B’ Brudenell, having left his Mecca promotions post, has returned to jocking Thursday/Fridays at Luton Coliseum … Lowestoft Ziggies has added a seafront ‘real music’ bar called Rumours, playing mainly soul, funk, house and some MoR (eh?) with Paul Allen from the disco upstairs its frequent DJ … Steve Day has moved to Milton Keynes where he spins house/jazz/soul Sundays 6-7.30pm on the local CRMK 90.6FM, and seems to be gigging at just about every disco in the area … Jerry Hipkiss for the summer season now souls Severn Sound 102.4FM from 7-9pm Saturdays, followed 9-11pm by Ivanhoe Campbell’s reggae … US rap LPs of so-so specialist interest include the latest from the Fat Boys, with a track actually featuring the Beach Boys that combines the old ‘Papa Oom Mow Mow’ and ‘Wipeout’ (its title)! … Norwood’s UK follow-up will be the Colonel Abrams-ish ‘Give It Up‘ rather than the slower US choice — and, speaking of Colonel, where’s he been for the last year? … Judge Dread is resurfacing with one of his periodical send-ups, turning ‘Jack Your Body’ into the probably fairly dubious ‘Jerk Your Body‘ … Tina Charles ‘I Love To Love’ in its DMC Records remix by Sanny X has sold over 600,000 copies in Europe … John Sinclair (Loughborough Sammys) and Gary Hickson (Blackburn Kaleidoscope/Peppermint Place) both tip that One Way and Cameo synch superbly together, Kev Ashton (Newquay Frizzbys) similarly tips Lillo Thomas ‘I’m In Love’ blends imperceptibly with Herb Alpert ‘Keep Your Eye On Me’, and Graham Gold (Mayfair Gullivers) runs Joyce Sims with Black Britain … Def Jam’s recently touring Tashan, Chuck Stanley and Oran ‘Juice’ Jones have done noticeably worse with their current singles than Mason, for whom exposure to the crowd at Livewire’s Prestatyn weekender was not considered a waste of time – and Prestatyn probably didn’t hurt Maceo & The Macks, either! … LAH DE DAH DE!


TOM WILSON every Saturday at 6.30pm on Radio Forth broadcasts the Scottish Dance Chart, compiled from 100 disco jocks’ returns by First Class Radio & Club Promotions, whose Bill Grainger then repeats it during his Sunday wee small hours Hi-NRG show at 3am on Radio Clyde. As Scotland’s jocks are a law unto themselves, this makes immense good sense!


HOT VINYL

T LA ROCK ‘Lyrical King (From The Boogie Down Bronx)’ LP (10 Records DIX 52)
On this ponderously heavy specialist rap set, Mantronik only produces the old 98bpm ‘Back To Burn’ and helps on the break beat-cutting 100½bpm ‘This Beat Kicks‘, T LA and Louie Lou being joined by human beat box Greg Nice for the 89½-0bpm title track, amusing 0-86⅔-0bpm ‘Tudy Fruity Judy‘, 10 minute chattering hip hop hoedown 0-110-113-116-0bpm ‘Live Drummin’ With The Country Boy‘, 93⅙-0bpm ‘Bust These Lyrics‘, 90-0bpm ‘Big Beat In London’, 105bpm ‘It’s Time To Chill’, plus the totally human ‘Having Fun/Three Minutes Of Beat Box‘.

JOYCE SIMS ‘Lifetime Love’ (London LONX 137)
Already massive in soul clubs thanks to a mixture of advance promos and import copies, this Mantronik-produced plaintively small voiced haunting subtle 107½bpm monotonous ticking jitterer has had its six US mixes here reversed and reduced so that Soft Club is now the main A-side Jazzy Beat, Hard Dub 2 the Jazzy Dub, Hard Club (America’s A-side) the Def Beat, and Hard Dub and Def Dub.

DAVID SANBORN ‘Chicago Song (Extended Version)’ (Warner Bros W8392T)
Writer/producer Marcus Miller’s tighter 104bpm remix of the saxist’s bluesily jogging jazz-funk instrumental is so sneakily catchy that it could easily be a crossover hit here. I hope so!

FAZE ONE ‘Good Friends’ (Westside Records WSRT 1, via PRT)
Soft rap for lovers, MCs Stepski and Genio alternate lispingly spoken lines to a tugging bubbly 89¾-0bpm sinuous swaying beat (inst/edit too) in a sensible more widely appealing switch from their previous aggressive rude boy rap approach, although they’re more in that style on the flip’s break-juddering 96¼bpm ‘Pleasure Seekers‘. Already much plugged by Radio London as an exclusive for several weeks, this should launch Morgan Khan’s new label with a (maybe only local) bang. Early deadlines and late mail deliveries mean I’m unable to review the Hardcore label’s debut singles, amongst others, this week — sorry.

SWEET HEAT ‘This Is The Night’ (Champion CHAMP 12-48)
Evidently due now, except that with Champion you can never be sure when their white labels will actually become commercial releases, this teasingly introed girls-sung old fashioned uncluttered 114½bpm loping strider has a simple timeless power (dub flip) that’s made it a widely appealing biggie on import and promo.

RAMOS ‘The Jackin’ National Anthem’ (US Hot Mix 5 HMF 103)
Very simple but powerful galloping 123½bpm bassline bounder with episodic instrumental elements and some chants of “jack right, jack left, that’s right, that’s wrong” (in three mixes, Ralphi Rosario’s being most Hi-NRG, plus the 118bpm ‘Housebroken‘).

52nd STREET ‘I’ll Return’ (10 Records TENT 136)
This Lenny White-produced, Timmy Regisford-mixed but still Nick Martinelli-styled ponderously ticking and rolling 99-0bpm Loose Ends-ish jogger seems slightly raggedly sung by the girls-led Mancunians, and isn’t due commercially until June 8 except that mailing list copies have already charted it.

RALPHI ROSARIO featuring XAVIER GOLD ‘You Used To Hold Me’ (US Hot Mix 5 HMF 102)
Charted by the more Hi-NRG-ish house jocks before I could find a copy, this hi hat-hissed girl wailed and scolded monotonous 123bpm routine bounder (in four main mixes) seems well away from the “soul” end of the spectrum.

MARLEY MARL ‘He Cuts So Fresh’ (MCA Records MCAT 1135)
Bobby Byrd’s ‘Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved’ is amongst the beats cut into this MC Shan-rapped 92¼bpm jerky scratcher (instrumental too), flipped by just the juddering 0-91⅓bpm Hip Hop Mix of its US double A-side, the chattering chaps and jauntily youthful Salt-n-Pepa-ish girls rapped FINESSE & SYNQUIS ‘Bass Game‘.

ANITA BAKER ‘Same Ole Love’ (Elektra EKR 57T)
Gently undulating 96⅓bpm low-key introspective shuffler, not really singles material but flipped by a much brighter 104-108-109½-0bpm jittering and wailing live version recorded in Washington DC (plus the meandering 78⅔bpm ‘Been So Long’).

SAM WAYMON ‘Chico’ (IMS/ PolyGram IMS 0129)
Datedly mixed pleasant shuffling (0-)122¾-123bpm jazz piano instrumental by Nina Simone’s brother, who proves equally husky voiced on the alternative A-side’s gently swinging acoustic bass-backed 0-109-117bpm ‘Circus’.

SHAKATAK ‘Something Special’ (Polydor POSPX 863)
Jill Saward coos a bright busily thudding (0-)111bpm lurching jiggly bounder with a tight break in thunderthumbed bass style (although it sounds mainly synthesised).

MILLIE JACKSON ‘Wanna Be Your Lover’ (Jive JIVE T 142)
Remixed rambling dull (0-)106½-106⅓bpm revamp of Prince’s old lurcher, surprisingly lacking in bite and attack although apparently it works for some on the floor.

LIAZ ‘Mission Impossible (MIP House Mix)’ (Kool Kat KOOL T4, via PRT)
Birmingham’s Brian Morais, Trevor Gardner and Jeffrey McDonald have created a pulsing and pattering jittery 121bpm house treatment of the old TV theme (in three mixes, pressed in clear vinyl), primarily for jack track freaks, although there could be some spinoff from the original theme’s use in current British Gas commercials.

THE COVER GIRLS ‘Show Me’ (Magnet 12LT 1)
More trite shrill Miami disco from the US charts, this is a rhythmically quite catchy 113⅓bpm jerky judderer (with three exaggerated dubs).

SAMANTHA FOX ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now’ (Jive FOXY T 5)
More pop even than Mel & Kim, this Bananarama-esque Stock Aitken Waterman created bassily cantering 122bpm tuneful happy romp has an already naggingly familiar lilt.

RUN-DMC ‘It’s Tricky (Club Mix)’ (London LONX 130)
Shep Pettibone-remixed stark stuttery thudding fast 127¾bpm rap jerker in four versions, not the tempo for “yardie”-style rap success here, the A-side mix ending in a 126½bpm introduction to the then separate 126¼bpm short sparse bass bounced ‘Uptempo‘ (angry 85bpm ‘Proud To Be Black‘, too).

ABC ‘When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix)’ (Club/Neutron NTX 111)
Obviously pop but of interest, this Phil Harding-mixed breezily cantering 126-125¾-125⅔bpm tribute to Martin Fry’s song-rhyming inspiration, Smokey Robinson, also namechecks Luther Vandross, Sly Stone, James Brown and Marvin Gaye, with some relevant cut-ins (bonus beats. plus the Kraftwerk-ish 122bpm ‘Chicago (Parts 1 & 2)‘).

DEBBIE SHARP ‘Rising Star’ (Debut DEBTX 3025)
Radio-aimed briskly flying 0-127½bpm Richard Hewson creation (in three versions), for RAH Band fanatics.

AGE OF CHANCE ‘Big Bad Noise’ (Virgin VS 962-12)
The Beasties-type punk rock rappers of ‘Kiss’ fame now chant and scratch an excitingly frenetic 0-138¾-139bpm rock racer, overlaid with an archetypal BBC announcer voice.

7TH HEAVEN ‘Hanky Panky’ (Mercury MERX 245)
Derek Bramble-produced jerky gimmick-crammed desperate pop-aimed jiggly (0-)110¾-0bpm brash lurcher with rock guitar, promoed for weeks to little reaction.

PRINCE CHARLES AND THE CITY BEAT BAND ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ (Carrere CART 411)
Mournfully and not very well sung bongos-pattered surging 115⅔-115¼-115½-0bpm judderer, a new if derivative song with a familiar backing riff (in four mixes).

SHAWNIE G ‘Mission Impossible’ (Rhythm King LEFT 13T)
Go-go tempoed 102bpm juddery rap bragging about his skill as a secret agent over bursts of the old TV theme (dub flip).

DARRYL DUNCAN ‘Rock The House’ (Motown ZT 41278)
Lively fast 0- 117½bpm ‘purple house’ bounder from the film ‘Police Academy 4’, quite a frisky chugger although unlikely to mean much here (inst flip).

BRUCE WILLIS ‘Under The Boardwalk’ (Motown ZT 41350)
Seagulls ‘n’ surf-introed 114/57bpm respectful reading of the Drifters’ 1964 summertime classic, primarily of interest for its mellow bass-voiced support from the Temptations!

THE EAST INDIA COMPANY ‘Move Your Body’ (Nine O Nine NINE 4)
Biddu-produced churning 123½bpm ‘Indian house’ let down by its overly ‘disco’ girls (dub too, and the more tuneful instrumental 116⅔bpm ‘Night Sky’.


UK DISCO TOP 100 – May 30, 1987

01 01 LET YOURSELF GO (CLUB/PARADISE MIXES) Sybil, Champion 12in
02 04 CROSS THE TRACK (EXTENDED VERSION)/PARRTY – PART 1/SOUL POWER 74 Maceo & The Macks, Urban 12in
03 02 BACK AND FORTH (EXTENDED REMIX/DUB VERSION) Cameo, Club 12in
04 03 BOOPS (HERE TO GO) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
05 07 I’M IN LOVE (LONGER LOVE MIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
06 06 DOUBLE-X-POSURE (CHRIS PAUL REMIX)/POUR IT ON Mason, Elektra 12in
07 08 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, Magnetic Dance 12in
08 18 LIFETIME LOVE (JAZZY BEAT/DEF BEAT) Joyce Sims, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in/London promo
09 05 LIVING IN A BOX (ARTHUR BAKER MIX)/(THE PENTHOUSE MIX) Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
10 09 DO IT PROPERLY! 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, US Fierce Records 12in
11 11 SERIOUS/BAD LOVE Donna Allen, Portrait 12in
12 10 CAN U DANCE/CAN U JACK Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason with ‘Fast’ Eddie Smith, Champion 12in
13 22 ROCK STEADY The Whispers, MCA Records 12in
14 19 A TOUCH OF JAZZ (COLLAPSED IN THE STREET/EXTENDED RE-TOUCH) Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Champion 12in
15 12 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B and Rakim, US 4th + B’way 12in
16 15 MIRACLE WORKER (EXTENDED MIX) First Circle, EMI America 12in
17 25 THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT/THE JACK THAT HOUSE DUBBED Jack ‘N’ Chill, 10 Records 12in
18 17 MR RIGHT (CLUB MIX/THE RIGHT MIX) Eleanore Mills, Debut 12in
19 14 WHY SHOULD I CRY? Nona Hendryx, EMI America 12in
20 13 HARD CORE (ON THE ONE) (AT THE ORGAN/JB IN HEAT/LOWDOWN ‘N’ FUNKY/JB TRAXX II) Duane & Co, US Dance Mania Records 12in
21 24 FUNKY NASSAU Black Britain, 10 Records 12in pre
22 20 AFTER DARK/GREEKS IN THE HOUSE True Mathematics and the Invisible Empire, Champion 12in
23 21 NEW GENERATION The Classical Two, US Rooftop Records 12in
24 16 KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
25 26 I’M IN LOVE/PUT YOUR FOOT DOWN Lillo Thomas, Capitol LP
26 39 OUTLAW (THE BANDIT MIX)/DUB Strafe, Breakout 12in
27 34 EVERYTHING BAMBOO (“BAM BOO”) Lenny D & Tommy Musto, Magnetic Dance 12in
28 23 JUNGLE FEVER (MEGAMIX)/SKRATCH FEVER Kinkina, Champion 12in
29 37 THIS IS THE NIGHT (PROGRESSIVE MIX) Sweet Heat, US 5 Newark 12in/Champion promo
30 46 SO FINE/FEEDBACK OF THE MIND Feedback, Production House 12in
31 43 MAGIC The Movement featuring Lee Genesis, Debut 12in
32 45 LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE Jody Watley, MCA Records 12in
33 74 DIAMONDS (DANCE MIX) Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
34 33 IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT/HOUSEQUAKE/IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND/HOT THING/THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY PARKER Prince, Paisley Park LP
35 94 FAKE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in promo
36 54 SURPRISE, SURPRISE (ROCHEFORT & SELLARS REMIX) Zushii, Debut 12in
37 32 NO WAY BACK Adonis/CAN YOU FEEL IT Mr Fingers, London 12in promo
38 52 I’M BAD/GET DOWN LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
39 41 IT FEELS SO GOOD (TO BE BACK HOME)/YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER Bobby McClure, Debut 12in
40 28 THIS BRUTAL HOUSE/UK EDIT Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
41 49 CAN’T BE YOUR PART-TIME LOVER Nanette Frank, Total Control Records 12in
42 65 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX/DUB) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
43 51 SHY GIRL (DUB) Lachandra, Syncopate 12in
44 31 THE SLIGHTEST TOUCH (SHEP PETTIBONE/ALTERNATIVE REMIXES) Five Star, Tent 12in
45 38 LOW RIDER (SIMON HARRIS/ARTHUR BAKER REMIXES/ORIGINAL)/SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS War, LAX 12in
46 50 BOOPS (CJ SCRATCH REMIX) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
47 44 CAN’T SAY ‘BYE Stone Free featuring Tony Stone, Ensign 12in
48 35 WET MY WHISTLE/CURIOUS Midnight Star, MCA Records 12in
49 27 WATCH OUT (EXTENDED REMIX) Patrice Rushen, Arista 12in
50 67 I AIN’T INTO THAT The Rappin’ Reverend (C Dexter Wise III), US Fantasy 12in
51 — I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) (REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
52 47 SCREAMING AT THE MOON (REMIX)/AIN’T YOU HAD ENOUGH Phyllis Hyman, Philadelphia International Records 12in
53 64 ROCK THE HOUSE/INSTRUMENTAL Hot Line, Rhythm King 12in
54 re ROCK THE HOUSE (MEDLEY) (PTS I & II) Mr K Mix by Special K, US TD Records Inc 12in
55 42 SOUTHERN FREEEZ ’87 Freeez, Total Control Records 12in
56 60 SPECIAL FX/JUST GETS BETTER WITH TIME/GIVE IT TO ME The Whispers, Solar LP
57 53 LET THE SUN IN/ONE LOVER AT A TIME Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros LP
58 59 HEAVEN’S JUST A BREATH AWAY (THE BLISS MIX) Hindsight, Circa Records 12in
59 61 THANK YOU FATHER/GOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Tashan, Def Jam 12in
60 — MAKOSSA ’87 (BIG BLOW) Manu Dibango, Urban 12in promo
61 40 YOU BETTER QUIT (REMIX) One Way, MCA Records 12in
62 — CHICAGO SONG (REMIX) David Sanborn, Warner Brothers 12in
63 62 ROCK THE BEAT Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
64 91 DANCING IN THE NIGHT Lanier & Co, US Waylo 12in
65 57 FASCINATED (CLUB MIX) Company B, Bluebird Records 12in
66 63 (FEEL THE) RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT/NAUGHTY DANCER Fatback Band, US Vista Sounds International 12in
67 66 LET’S BEGIN Turntable Terror Trax Vol 2, US Basement 12in
68 48 BUMP & ROLL (GIVE UP THE FUNK) Jim Bennett & His Bumpin Crew, Bluebird 12in
69 — I’LL RETURN 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in mailing list promo
70 84 TENDER MOMENTS/TWO CAN PLAY AT THAT GAME/LOVE’S JUST A MYSTERY/ONCE HAD YOUR LOVE (AND I CAN’T LET GO) Peggi Blu, US Capitol LP
71 69 IF YOU ONLY KNEW/IN THE BEGINNING Robert Brookins, MCA Records 12in promo
72 68 TELL ME WHAT I GOTTA DO (REMIX)/LES ADAMS MEGAMIX Al Jarreau, WEA 12in
73 — IT’S NOT UNUSUAL/EXTENDED VERSION Tom Jones, Decca 12in
74 87 SHOULD HAVE BEEN US TOGETHER/I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU Norwood, MCA Records LP
75 75 FEATURES OF LOVE (LP VERSION/CLUB MIX) Mike Francis, Club 12in
76 86 FANTASIZE ME Pleasure Pump, US State Street Records 12in
77 — COME ON OVER Alex Charles, New York Records 12in
78 90 BLUE MOODS/SPEND THE NIGHT Keni Stevens, Jam Today LP
79 — LATELY Ronnie McNeir, Expansion Records LP
80 73 TWILIGHT WORLD (SUPERB SUPERB MIX) Swing Out Sister, Mercury 12in
81 re LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (REMIX) First Choice, Dutch Rams Horn Records 12in
82 72 I CAN’T LET YOU GO Norwood, MCA Records 12in
83 98 DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE/HOUSE OF RHYTHM The System, Atlantic LP
84 — SHE’S SO FAR AWAY JM Silk, RCA 12in
85 83 TAKE SOME TIME OUT Arnold Jarvis, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
86 80 IT’S TIME TO GET UP Leslie Drayton & Fun, US Esoteric Records LP
87 76 IF YOU LET ME STAY (REMIX) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
88 70 MUTUAL ATTRACTION (COME TOGETHER MIX) Sylvester, Warner Brothers 12in
89 re CAN’T GET ENOUGH Liz Torres featuring Edward Crosby, US State Street Records 12in
90 re I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Jackson Sisters, Mums/US Prophecy 7in/Urban 12in promo remix
91 — IMAGINATION Miki Howard, Atlantic 12in
92 97 KEEP IT WARM (REMIX) Voices In The Dark, Champion 12in
93 — CHICO/CIRCUS Sam Waymon, IMS 12in
94 82 ALWAYS (LP VERSION) Atlantic Starr, Warner Brothers 12in
95 79 HEY LOVE King Sun-D Moet, Flame Records 12in
96 96 GOING IN CIRCLES (REMIX)/DISRESPECT/KEEP HOLDING ON The Gap Band, Total Experience 12in
97 100= THE JACKIN’ NATIONAL ANTHEM Ramos, US Hot Mix 5 12in
98 — WANNA BE YOUR LOVER (EXTENDED VERSION) Millie Jackson, Jive 12in mailing list promo
99 93 BIG LOVE (ARTHUR BAKER HOUSE MIX) Fleetwood Mac, Warner Brothers 12in
100 95 POWER Cultural Vibe featuring Glenn ‘Sweety G’ Toby, US Easy Street 12in


EUROBEAT

01 04 ARMED ROBBERY Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
02 01 LESS THAN LOVERS, MORE THAN FRIENDS Scott Stryker, Nightmare 12in
03 03 I GOT YOU COVERED Earlene Bentley, Nightmare 12in
04 02 FASCINATED Company B, Bluebird 12in
05 06 LOVE CHILD Jamie Dean, Uptown Records 12in
06 14 PUT MY LOVE ON THE LINE Darryl Pandy, Nightmare 12in
07 13 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF John Kydd (The Supreme Event Of The Year), US Altair 12in
08 12 LATIN FIRE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
09 08 LAY IT ON THE LINE Elaine Charles, Canadian Sizzle 12in
10 05 I NEED A MAN/ENERGY IS EUROBEAT Man To Man Bolts 12in
11 10 RAINSTORM Eastbound Expressway, Passion 12in
12 07 ELECTRICA SALSA/REMIX Off, Sonet 12in
13 09 I FEEL LOVE COMING Modern Rocketry, Greyhound Label 12in
14 15 PANINARO (REMIX) Pet Shop Boys, Italian Columbia 12in
15 11 I’M A MAN/SOUNDS SO FINE Damian Davey, Passion 12in
16 16 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun, German Chic 12in
17 18 HEARTBEAT Vivien Vee, Italian X-Energy 12in
18 19 I KNOW JUST WHAT YOU’RE AFTER Roshelle Fleming, US Gold Cleft Records 12in
19 21 DO YOU WANNA FUNK Lian Ross, German Chic 12in
20 20 LOVE FLIGHT 109 Sonia Grier, US RCA Victor 12in
21 17 FALLING FROM A GREAT HEIGHT Milton Brown, Nightmare 12in
22 24 THIRD FINGER LEFT HAND Angie Gold, Passion 12in
23 25 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING Jessica Williams and Man 2 Man, Mexican Maxi/Mastered 12in
24 28 MATA HARI Mata Hari, Spanish Blanco Y Negro 12in
25 27 DR LOVE Latin Lover, Italian Italoheat 12in
26 23 GET READY (EXTENDED REMIX) Carol Hitchcock, A&M 12in
27 29 IN LOVE WITH LOVE Debbie Harry, Chrysalis 12in
28 re BOOM BOOM (LET’S GO BACK TO MY ROOM) Paul Lekakis, Champion 12in
29 22 GOLD DIGGER Lime, US TSR 12in
30 26 LOVE IS IN THE AIR Steve Allen, WEA 12in

One thought on “May 30, 1987: T La Rock, Joyce Sims, David Sanborn, Faze One, Sweet Heat”

  1. As it happens, I already knew about Whitney Houston and Material’s cover of The Soft Machine’s “Memories” (also featuring Archie Shepp), which Robert Wyatt had sung a few times before on various recordings – it’s a great song from an unlikely source. I also remember wishing that she had recorded more stuff of this quality, instead of wasting herself on disposable pop trash like “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, but hey!

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