ODDS ‘N’ BODS
2 PUERTO RICANS A BLACKMAN AND A DOMINICAN ‘Do It Properly!’ always was a bootleg, but apparently the version that has so far been available here (now as the Adonis flip) is itself a bootleg, even down to the ‘group’ name, of a different evidently superior original — if this seems garbled, watch this space for clarification … Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys, with Davy D and Chris ‘CJ’ Mackintosh on the wheels of steel too, blew the Limelight apart performing lengthy live guest sets at the Music Of Life label’s first birthday party, the hip hop gig of the year so far … George Michael’s cousin, who used to work at Streetwave and had his own Hardback label there, Andros Georgiou is being philosophical about Morgan Khan’s use of the similar name Hardcore for one of his new labels, Andros’ company now getting into specialist club and radio promotion too (on 01-493 3064) … Marie Birch is yet again updating her DJ mailing list at Sound Promotions on 01-960 6999 … Motown has reissued 1984’s enduring Dennis Edwards featuring Siedah Garrett ‘Don’t Look Any Further‘ (Gordy TMGT 1334), the jogging 95bpm soul duet that — along with ‘I Found Lovin’’, ‘Encore’, ‘Rising To The Top’ and about two others! — remains one of Steve Walsh’s chief floor-fillers, and black London’s much loved anthems … Bluebird is reissuing the stunningly soulful hesitant delicately pent-up 43-84-82⅓-83bpm Paris ‘I Choose You‘ (Bluebird BRT 38), from several years back … George Michael is sure to be a pop disco pleaser with his Prince-inspired, controversially worded, jogging ‘I Want Your Sex’ — the Rhythm 1 Lust mix being 97⅚-0bpm on the rather quietly pressed seven inch which is all that I have so far … Luther Vandross’s involvement with Diana Ross’s current single was evidently much exaggerated by the press handout that accompanied its white label promo — he had nothing to do with it! … Saturday (June 6) sees Steve Aspey’s first Sweat Box night, which he hopes will become monthly at Knights in Cowley’s Temple Club, Oxford … Chris Paul and Dave Rawlings have carried their successful Chris & Dave partnership from Ealing’s Broadway Boulevard to Wednesdays at Kensington’s The Park — Dave alone also doing Fridays now at Croydon’s Easy Street … Jameel, after five years funking southern England, is now spreading the word in Belfast with a Soul Shakedown on Wednesdays at the Abercorn — Top Of The House … Paul Morrissey plus guests jazz, soul and rare groove funk Thursdays at Bristol’s plush Colosseum … Roger ‘Twiggy’ Day guests next Thursday (June 11) at Theo Loyla’s weekly general oldies night in Upstreet’s Ship Inn, near Canterbury (election night notwithstanding) … Disco Aid day (or night, if you like) will be November 21 this year … Steve Walsh’s management, Martyn Levett & Company (01-607 8311) now offer a complete back-up service for his guest appearances, with a merchandise range and customisable posters available to clubs and promoters at favourable rates — seems businesslike … Steve Watt is leaving Bluebird Records this month and would appreciate offers of promotion/PR or A&R work on 07375-52110 (who wouldn’t?) … John Sachs’ weekday afternoon listening figures have gone back up on Capital Radio … LAH DE DAH DEE!
PEGGI BLU at last has her stunning album released here, ‘Blu Blowin’’ (Capitol ESTV 2033). The sanctified sounding multi-winner of US TV’s ‘Star Search’ sears through the Nick Martinelli-produced sophisticated jiggly offbeat 91⅙bpm ‘Tender Moments‘, Isleys-penned attractive 83¾bpm ‘Once Had Your Love‘, Bert Robinson-duetted gospel-ish 58⅓bpm ‘All The Way With You‘, smoothly jittering 107bpm ‘Two Can Play At That Game’, Janet Jackson-ish lurching 119⅔bpm ‘Mesmorize Me’, datedly cantering 113¼bpm ‘Love’s Just A Mystery’ and 61-122bpm ‘Over And Over’. Not fantastically floor-filling maybe, but well worth hearing.
ADONIS ‘No Way Back’ (London LONX 136)
Although this simple cleanly bounding 125¾bpm jack track (instrumental too) from a year ago is nominally 12 inch A-side in its original version, the AA-side (and seven inch plugside) is far hotter and more exciting, being the current hugely popular 0-124bpm import bootleg treatment — now officially credited as ADONIS (featuring 2 PUERTO RICANS A BLACKMAN AND A DOMINICAN) ‘Do It Properly (No Way Back)’ – which uses the backing rhythm as the basis for terrific rippling and romping keyboards with bits of ‘Jack Your Body’ and other house hit samples mixed in, to frenzy whipping effect!
JIMMY WILLIAMS ‘Do You Really Want To Wait’ (Hardcore HAKT 3, via PRT)
David ‘Pic’ Conley (of Surface)-produced excellent striding and surging catchy 116½bpm canterer (in three mixes) by the expressively soulful lead voice of Double Exposure’s Seventies classic ‘Ten Per Cent’, here soloing although these days he fronts the Trammps.
CAMELOT II ‘Happy (Club Version)’ (US Jam-Kru JK-1719)
Created apparently by George Clinton, this sparse dense 101bpm revamp seems at first to be slower (yet is 3bpm faster) than Surface’s original, weaving through a soulfully wailing girl and gently rapping MC’s (in three versions).
TURNTABLE TERROR TRAX, VOL 2 ‘Let’s Begin’ (Bluebird BRT 42)
Credited here (on a white label so far) to the sampling Sir Stephen as actual artiste, although created by producers Craig Bevan, Tony Rodriguez and Barry Zeger, this shimmying, chattering and bounding 122⅓bpm rhythm track is a remake of Hamilton Bohannon’s ‘Let’s Start The Dance’, with a short 0-122¼bpm ‘Stephen’s Overture‘ version too plus the less dynamically throbbing instrumental 118¼bpm ‘In The Bass‘.
BARBARA ACKLIN ‘Am I The Same Girl?’ (Debut DEBTX 3024)
Two of my all-time favourite tracks, rare grooves indeed, this bright jiggly swaying 0-89⅔-88⅔bpm vocal overdub of Young-Holt’s ‘Soulful Strut‘ was the 1969 follow-up to the previous year’s truly strutting and swinging 118¾-118½bpm ‘Love Makes A Woman’, both on a three-tracker with the now Northern Soul 127⅔-129-130bpm Gene Chandler-duetted ‘From The Preacher To The Teacher‘, all co-created by the Chi-Lites’ Eugene Record. They don’t make ’em like this any more, mumble mumble…
CHERYL LYNN ‘If You Were Mine (Dance Mix)’ (US Manhattan V-56054)
Bruce Forest-mixed sultrily sung soaring attractive jauntily jiggling 103⅔-103½-0bpm wriggler with a rippling piano break and acappella outro, much better than her last one, sort of a cross between Jocelyn Brown and Ian Levine’s more melodic soul-aimed productions (inst/edit flip).
BOY GEORGE ‘Keep Me In Mind’ (Virgin BOY 101-12)
Even knowing the singer’s identity, the soul crowd deserve to go for this superb subtle quavery 102⅓bpm shuffling swayer, daringly classy and uncommercial like something you might find tucked away on a jazz album.
HARDROCK SOUL MOVEMENT ‘Elaweaser Just A Skeezer’ (Serious Records OUS 2)
Bobby Byrd gets on up and James Brown grunts too as yet again they’re cut (greatly slowed down) through a drily rapped 0-86 4/7 bpm homegrown hip hop jogger with clip-clopping cowbell and tugging bass (inst flip). Here you see Hardrock’s Dave VJ and Max LX doin’ a dance!
PRINCESS ‘Red Hot’ (Polydor POSPX 868)
Richard James Burgess-produced sinuous catchy clean (0-)113-0bpm roller with controversial opening lyrics (“do you like boys or do you like girls”), honking sax and no trace of her old Stock Aitken Waterman sound, plus a freaky dub and lightweight cantering (0-)124bpm ‘Programmed To Love You‘ flip, all recorded in Los Angeles. Promo copies, incidentally, are twin-packed with a David O Ogrin-remixed dubbier junglified (0-)113-0bpm Inferno Mix, due for separate creative marketing later.
POINT 3 FM ‘Picks Me Up (Your Love)’ (Hardcore HAKT 1)
Two former Fatback bandsmen, vocalist Michael Singer and bassist Johnny Flipper create a familiar if insubstantial 109⅔bpm fusion from elements of ‘I Found Lovin’’ and ‘Twilight’ (in four mixes), with obviously instant surface appeal.
THE RAPPIN’ REVEREND ‘I Ain’t Into That’ (Cooltempo COOLX 145)
Something of a novelty which may wear off quickly, the whiningly-pitched rappin’ reverend Dr C Dexter Wise Ill plaintively lists all the bad habits he ain’t into plus the good ones he does commend, to a lethargic here (0-)86¾bpm swaying slow Timmy Thomas-ish beat with cooing gospel support by the Haydens (edit, plus the cornily naive 0-118¾-118½bpm ‘The Original Rap’).
ULTRA MAGNETIC MC’S ‘Traveling At The Speed Of Thought’ (CityBeat CBE 1213)
Beasties-type excellent chanting and scratching here 110bpm jaunty sparse rap which keeps cutting the Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie’ into its ‘Honky Tonk Woman’-type beat, good fun especially for ageing radio DJs so likely to be big (dub too. plus the disjointed jittery 0-103½-0bpm ‘MC’s Ultra (Part II)‘ and break beat-cutting short 106bpm ‘B-Boy Bonus Break’).
DAVY D ‘Have You Seen Davy’ (Def Jam 650860 6)
Davey DMX reverts to the name he had when scratching behind rapper Kurtis Blow, for a jerkily cutting 102⅙bpm inconsequential judderer with girls chanting the title line, flipped by the MC’s-rapped far fiercer James Brown-cutting 0-97½bpm ‘Keep Your Distance’ and angrily juddering 89⅔bpm ‘Get Busy (We Ain’t New To This)‘.
BEASTIE BOYS ‘No Sleep Till Brooklyn’ (Def Jam BEAST T1)
Those nice middle-class Jewish boys, inevitably turned into national heroes by the tabloid press’s ranting, mount their latest pop assault with this rock guitar yowled 0-97⅙bpm chanter, now on a four-tracker with the jauntily jerky chanting 0-116½bpm ‘Brass Monkey‘, starkly dramatic rapping and cutting 0-86bpm ‘Posse In Effect‘, and acappella 94½bpm ‘Hold It, Now Hit It (Acapulco)‘.
DICE ‘You Got Me Running’ (Production House PNT 005)
Harlesden’s singing percussionist is evidently spelt like this, not ‘Dyce’ as on his first release’s white label, single-handedly creating a remorseless pushing densely rumbling 0-107bpm percussive tugger that’s sneakily nagging (dub flip).
BEATMASTERS featuring COOKIE CREW ‘Rock Da House’ (Rhythm King LEFT 11T)
Young girls shouted and piano jangled jaunty good 0-123½bpm house leaper (in three mixes). Da joint is jackin’!
CULTURAL VIBE featuring GLENN ‘SWEETY G’ TOBY ‘Power’ (Hardcore HAKT 2)
This now slower cymbal schlurped (0-)120⅔bpm butchly chanted simple catchy “everybody say pow-wer” bubbly New York house canterer has a jungly rhythm with appropriate animal effects and “ooh wah ooh wah” moaning, here in only three Tony Humphries mixes plus the older 118⅔bpm ‘Mind Games‘.
RICK CLARKE & EMMA ‘I Really Want To Be With You (Summer Soul Mix)’ (RCA PT 41332)
Haywoode’s sister duets a tender fragile slow 90½bpm jitterer that doodles around an Alexander O’Neal/Freddie Jackson-type rhythm (in two mixes, plus Rick’s solo muttering wriggly 109⅙bpm ‘I’ve Been Watching You‘).
“DION D” ‘Yard Beat Is Fine’ (Craze Fraze Records CF 1004)
Interesting jogging 93½bpm reggae rap hip hop scratch fusion with tooting trombone, possibly let down by the rapping voice’s lack of authority and bite although the Mad Professor Remix dub is good.
THOMAS & TAYLOR ‘Love Somebody’ (US Thom/Tay Records T/T PRO 1)
New Jersey’s indefatigable Anglophiles, Lamar Thomas and Judy Taylor once again have shipped their latest duet to the UK instead of the US, a pleasant enough if unremarkable old fashioned 91͚⅔bpm singalong southern soul swayer (edit flip).
TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY ‘Wishing Well’ (CBS TRENT T2)
Exotically jolting 105bpm oddball gruff dated soul lurcher building through baritone sax with quotes from ‘I’m In The Mood For Love’, again idiosyncratic and more for pop appreciation.
THE NERVE ‘A Little Bit Of Jazz’ (Sedition EDITL 3325)
Facile scratching started lightweight wriggly 115½bpm remake of Nick Straker’s semi-instrumental oldie, lacking the original’s bite, flipped by an amateurish 120bpm remake of Tavares’ ‘It Only Takes A Minute‘ and (possibly best) the jolting Junior-esque 0-111bpm ‘Must You Dance‘.
FAMILY DREAM ‘Rescue Me’ (US Motown 4585MG)
Shrill juvenile-pitched then chap-rapped (0-)115-0bpm chugging family affair, simplistic sub-Five Star teenybopper fare from the ‘Police Academy 4’ movie (in four mixes), nothing to do with Fontella Bass.
ROY HAMILTON ‘Hold Onto This Mood’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 67)
Busy but dull derivative 105⅔bpm cowbell-tapping jitterer, sorta David Joseph meets ‘Twilight’ with a much used bass line (inst flip).
DENISE MOTTO ‘Tell Jack (Jack The House)’ (Rhythm King LEFT 9T)
Here even more Hi-NRG at 126¾bpm, much faster than the import, this emptily frantic jack track skitterer has some knowingly muttered double entendres and a digitally stuttered subtitle (126½bpm Dub Version flip).
TYREE ‘I Fear The Night (‘87 House Mix)’ (Ruby Red Records 12LTD 333, via FM-Revolver)
Fairly tiresome Communards-pitched falsetto (or girl sung?) 0-122½bpm jittery jack track with a ringing telephone to confuse club managers (in three mixes).
I-DENT-I-KIT ‘Do It Properly’ (Debut DEBTX 3026)
Deliberately confusing ultra-fast 131bpm remake, and ditto 121bpm ‘Hard Core‘ flip, of two currently hot import boots which bear little resemblance to these dreadful versions — be warned.
DOWNTOWN GIRLS ‘Downtown Girls’ (Hardcore HAKT 4)
Disappointing Bananarama-ish jerky 109bpm giggler (inst/edit flip), not for soul fans.
CHICO DeBARGE ‘I Like My Body’ (US Motown 4582MG)
Prince-inspired derivative muttering wriggly (0-)117½bpm purple funk from the movie ‘Police Academy 4’ (in three mixes).
CAROL KENYON ‘Give Me One Good Reason (The Hardmix)’ (Chrysalis CHS 12-3131)
Nick Martinelli-produced flat toned dreadful would-be jaunty Jocelyn Brown-type 106bpm jolter (in three mixes) with horrid synthetic Hi-NRG brass.
LUCIA & PROJECT 2 ‘La Isla Bonita Rap’ (Nine O Nine NINE 7)
Italian ‘Holiday Rap’-type dreadful 0-102⅚bpm phonetic rap treatment of Madonna’s latest hit, evidently big on the Continent.
‘BREAK BEATS‘ (DM StreetSounds BRBLP 501, via PRT)
Designed in a limited edition of just 5,000 copies for mixing DJ use, this collection of rhythm tracks covers many well chosen tempos (plus sound effect bridges and bonus bits) interestingly assembled from different production sources, making the quality much higher than on previous albums of this type. The idea is that jocks can use the rhythms for scratching, bridging and extending other similarly tempoed hits, and for that purpose the set includes the self-explanatory 96-0bpm ‘South Bronx’, 0-98bpm ‘B Boys’, 0-126¾-0bpm ‘LA Beats’, 0-119¾bpm ‘House’, 102bpm ‘Go Go’, 99bpm ‘SOS’ (Jam & Lewis), 121¼bpm ‘Burundi’, 126½-0bpm ‘Eurobeat’, 119¼bpm ‘P-Funk’, 195bpm ‘Jive’. Very useful!
UK DISCO TOP 100 – June 6, 1987
01 01 LET YOURSELF GO (CLUB/PARADISE MIXES) Sybil, Champion 12in
02 02 CROSS THE TRACK (EXTENDED VERSION)/SOUL POWER 74/PARRTY Maceo & The Macks, Urban 12in
03 03 BACK AND FORTH (EXTENDED REMIX/DUB VERSION) Cameo, Club 12in
04 08 LIFETIME LOVE (JAZZY BEAT/DEF BEAT) Joyce Sims, London 12in
05 07 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, Magnetic Dance 12in
06 05 I’M IN LOVE (LONGER LOVE MIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
07 11 SERIOUS/BAD LOVE Donna Allen, Portrait 12in
08 06 DOUBLE-X-POSURE (CHRIS PAUL REMIX)/POUR IT ON Mason, Elektra 12in
09 04 BOOPS (HERE TO GO) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
10 10 DO IT PROPERLY! 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, US Fierce Records 12in
11 13 ROCK STEADY The Whispers, MCA Records 12in
12 35 FAKE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
13 21 FUNKY NASSAU Black Britain, 10 Records 12in
14 16 MIRACLE WORKER (EXTENDED MIX) First Circle, EMI America 12in
15 15 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B and Rakim, US 4th + B’way 12in
16 14 A TOUCH OF JAZZ (COLLAPSED IN THE STREET/EXTENDED RE-TOUCH) Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, Champion 12in
17 26 OUTLAW (THE BANDIT MIX)/DUB Strafe, Breakout 12in
18 20 HARD CORE (ON THE ONE) (AT THE ORGAN/JB IN HEAT/LOWDOWN ‘N’ FUNKY/JB TRAXX II) Duane & Co, US Dance Mania Records 12in
19 17 THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘N’ Chill, 10 Records 12in
20 32 LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE Jody Watley, MCA Records 12in
21 18 MR RIGHT (CLUB MIX/THE RIGHT MIX) Eleanore Mills, Debut 12in
22 09 LIVING IN A BOX (ARTHUR BAKER MIX)/(THE PENTHOUSE MIX) Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
23 27 EVERYTHING BAMBOO (“BAM BOO”) Lenny D & Tommy Musto, Magnetic Dance 12in
24 19 WHY SHOULD I CRY? Nona Hendryx, EMI America 12in
25 55 SOUTHERN FREEEZ ’87 Freeez, Total Control Records 12in
26 42 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX/DUB) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
27 33 DIAMONDS (DANCE MIX) Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
28 12 CAN U DANCE/CAN U JACK Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason with ‘Fast’ Eddie Smith, Champion 12in
29 51 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) (REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
30 37 NO WAY BACK Adonis/CAN YOU FEEL IT Mr Fingers, London 12in promo
31 45 LOW RIDER (SIMON HARRIS/ARTHUR BAKER REMIXES/ORIGINAL)/SLIPPIN’ INTO DARKNESS War, LAX 12in
32 31 MAGIC The Movement featuring Lee Genesis, Debut 12in
33 46 BOOPS (CJ SCRATCH REMIX) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
34 53 ROCK THIS HOUSE/DUB MIX Hotline, Rhythm King 12in
35 62 CHICAGO SONG (REMIX) David Sanborn, Warner Brothers 12in
36 50 I AIN’T INTO THAT The Rappin’ Reverend (C Dexter Wise III), Cooltempo 12in
37 29 THIS IS THE NIGHT (PROGRESSIVE MIX) Sweet Heat, US 5 Newark 12in/Champion promo
38 28 SKRATCH FEVER/JUNGLE FEVER (MEGAMIX) Kinkina, Champion 12in
39 60 MAKOSSA ’87 (BIG BLOW) Manu Dibango, Urban 12in
40 23 NEW GENERATION The Classical Two, US Rooftop Records 12in
41 22 AFTER DARK/GREEKS IN THE HOUSE True Mathematics and the Invisible Empire, Champion 12in
42 38 I’M BAD/GET DOWN LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
43 48 WET MY WHISTLE/CURIOUS/HEADLINES Midnight Star, MCA Records 12in
44 69 I’LL RETURN 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in mailing list promo
45 73 IT’S NOT UNUSUAL/EXTENDED VERSION Tom Jones, Decca 12in
46 39 IT FEELS SO GOOD (TO BE BACK HOME)/YOU NEVER MISS YOUR WATER Bobby McClure, Debut 12in
47 43 SHY GIRL (DUB/VOCAL) Lachandra, Syncopate 12in
48 25 I’M IN LOVE/DOWNTOWN Lillo Thomas, Capitol LP
49 30 SO FINE/FEEDBACK OF THE MIND Feedback, Production House 12in
50 56 SPECIAL FX/JUST GETS BETTER WITH TIME/GIVE IT TO ME The Whispers, Solar LP
51 — JACK MIX III Mirage, Debut 12in
52 41 CAN’T BE YOUR PART-TIME LOVER Nanette Frank, Total Control Records 12in
53 36 SURPRISE, SURPRISE (ROCHEFORT & SELLARS REMIX) Zushii, Debut 12in
54 65 FASCINATED (CLUB MIX) Company B, Bluebird Records 12in
55 61 YOU BETTER QUIT (REMIX) One Way, MCA Records 12in
56 64 DANCING IN THE NIGHT Lanier & Co, US Waylo 12in
57 57 LET THE SUN IN/DON’T TAKE ME FOR GRANTED/ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE/YOU BELONG WITH ME Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros LP
58 66 (FEEL THE) RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT/NAUGHTY DANCER Fatback Band, US Vista Sounds International 12in
59 94 ALWAYS (LP VERSION) Atlantic Starr, Warner Brothers 12in
60 79 LATELY Ronnie McNeir, Expansion Records LP
61 81 LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (DUTCH HOUSE MIX) First Choice, Dutch Rams Horn 12in
62 90 I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Jackson Sisters, Mums/US Prophecy 7in/Urban 12in promo remix
63 91 IMAGINATION Miki Howard, Atlantic 12in
64 — SUDDENLY IT’S MAGIC/DON’T LET ME DOWN Vesta Williams, Breakout 12in
65 — SWEETHEART (MIAMI MIX)/U + ME (THE EINSTEIN SONG) (MARK BERRY NY MIX) Lee Prentiss, Funkin’ Marvellous Records 12in
66 — IT’S TIME TO CHILL/LYRICAL KING (FROM THE BOOGIE DOWN BRONX)/THIS BEAT KICKS T La Rock, 10 Records 12in mailing list promo
67 71 IF YOU ONLY KNEW Robert Brookins, MCA Records 12in
68 re LET YOURSELF GO (CHAMPION MIX) Sybil, Champion 12in
69 96 DISRESPECT/GOING IN CIRCLES (REMIX)/KEEP HOLDING ON The Gap Band, Total Experience 12in
70 — PICKS ME UP (YOUR LOVE) Point 3 FM, Hardcore 12in
71 63 ROCK THE BEAT Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
72 88 MUTUAL ATTRACTION (COME TOGETHER MIX)/SOMEONE LIKE YOU (5.46 REMIX) Sylvester, Warner Brothers 12in
73 75 FEATURES OF LOVE (LP VERSION/CLUB MIX) Mike Francis, Club 12in
74 — JACK MIX II Mirage, Debut 12in
75 — IN YOUR MIDNIGHT HOUR (CLUB MIX) Cindy Valentine, Urban 12in
76 re BRASS MONKEY/NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN Beastie Boys, Def Jam 12in
77 74 SHOULD HAVE BEEN US TOGETHER/I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT YOU Norwood, MCA Records LP
78 86 IT’S TIME TO GET UP Leslie Drayton & Fun, US Esoteric Records LP
79 54 ROCK THE HOUSE (MEDLEY) (PTS I & II) Mr K Mix by Special K, US TD Records Inc 12in
80 98 WANNA BE YOUR LOVER (EXTENDED VERSION) Millie Jackson, Jive 12in mailing list promo
81 — IT’S TRICKY (SHEP PETTIBONE CLUB MIX) Run-DMC, London 12in
82 68 BUMP & ROLL (GIVE UP THE FUNK) Jim Bennett & His Bumpin Crew, Bluebird 12in
83 — DON’T LET THE DREAM GET AWAY/DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE AWAY/LOVIN’ YOU/UNDERCOVER LOVER/TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES/LET ME TOUCH YOU/I JUST WANT SOMEBODY TO LOVE ME/CAUSE I WANT YOU BACK AGAIN The O’Jays, US Philadelphia International LP
84 72 LES ADAMS MEGAMIX/TELL ME WHAT I GOTTA DO (REMIX) Al Jarreau, WEA 12in
85 58 HEAVEN’S JUST A BREATH AWAY (THE BLISS MIX) Hindsight, Circa Records 12in
86 34 IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT/HOUSEQUAKE/THE BALLAD OF DOROTHY PARKER Prince, Paisley Park LP
87 67 LET’S BEGIN Turntable Terror Trax Vol 2, US Basement 12in
88 — CARINO T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
89 — HANKY PANKY 7th Heaven, Mercury 12in
90 — DIRTY LOOKS Diana Ross, EMI 12in promo
91 100 POWER (CLUB VIBE) Cultural Vibe featuring Glenn ‘Sweety G’ Toby, Hardcore 12in
92 83 DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE (REMIX) The System, US Atlantic LP
93 92 KEEP IT WARM (REMIX) Voices In The Dark, Champion 12in
94 77 COME ON OVER Alex Charles, New York Records 12in
95 82 I CAN’T LET YOU GO Norwood, MCA Records 12in
96 — IT AIN’T RIGHT (WHATCHA DO)/YOU & ME (CLUB REMIX) Simphonia featuring Carmen Brown, US Atlantic 12in
97 59 THANK YOU FATHER/GOT THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Tashan, Def Jam 12in
98 97 THE JACKIN’ NATIONAL ANTHEM Ramos, US Hot Mix 5 12in
99 93 CHICO/CIRCUS Sam Waymon, IMS 12in
100= — U AIN’T REALLY HOUSE Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk & The Shy Boyz, US House Records 12in
100= 85 TAKE SOME TIME OUT (CLUB)/(DUB) Arnold Jarvis, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
(the chart is renamed from Eurobeat this week)
01 12 ELECTRICA SALSA/REMIX Off, Sonet 12in
02 05 LOVE CHILD Jamie Dean, Uptown Records 12in
03 04 FASCINATED Company B, Bluebird 12in
04 01 ARMED ROBBERY Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
05 10 I NEED A MAN/ENERGY IS EUROBEAT Man To Man, Bolts 12in
06 17 HEARTBEAT Vivien Vee, Italian X-Energy 12in
07 02 LESS THAN LOVERS, MORE THAN FRIENDS Scott Stryker, Nightmare 12in
08 — CALL ME Spagna, CBS 12in
09 03 I GOT YOU COVERED Earlene Bentley, Nightmare 12in
10 06 PUT MY LOVE ON THE LINE Darryl Pandy, Nightmare 12in
11 26 GET READY (EXTENDED REMIX) Carol Hitchcock, A&M 12in
12 09 LAY IT ON THE LINE Elaine Charles, Canadian Sizzle 12in
13 27 IN LOVE WITH LOVE/FEEL THE SPIN Debbie Harry, Chrysalis 12in
14 — PAPER MONEY Helena, Arista 12in
15 — DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN Mary Wilson, Nightmare 12in
16 15 I’M A MAN Damian Davey, Passion 12in
17 — PERFECT OPPORTUNITY Rob Keane, Nightmare 12in
18 — NIGHT CITY Secret Service, German Teldec 12in
19 14 PANINARO (REMIX) Pet Shop Boys, Italian Columbia 12in
20 07 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF John Kydd (The Supreme Event Of The Year), US Altair 12in
21 11 RAINSTORM Eastbound Expressway, Passion 12in
22 23 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING Jessica Williams and Man 2 Man, Mexican Maxi/Mastered 12in
23 22 THIRD FINGER LEFT HAND/LANDSLIDE Angie Gold, Passion 12in
24 28 BOOM BOOM (LET’S GO BACK TO MY ROOM) Paul Lekakis, Champion 12in
25 30 LOVE IS IN THE AIR Steve Allen, WEA 12in
26 20 LOVE FLIGHT 109 Sonia Grier, US RCA Victor 12in
27 08 LATIN FIRE/FANCY MEDLEY Fancy, German Metronome 12in
28 19 DO YOU WANNA FUNK Lian Ross, German Chic 12in
29 13 I FEEL LOVE COMING Modern Rocketry, Greyhound Label 12in
30 16 BAILA BOLERO Fun Fun, German Chic 12in
2 thoughts on “June 6, 1987: Peggi Blu, Adonis, Jimmy Williams, Camelot II, Turntable Terror Trax”
I’ve just found the dancefloor reaction chart which I put together this week, for my “alternative” (which meant no Hi-NRG!) lesbian and gay night at The Garage in Nottingham. I didn’t send it off anywhere – it was just for my own records – so it’s an honest reflection of which tracks worked best.
1. CROSS THE TRACK Maceo & The Macks
2. THIS BRUTAL HOUSE Nitro Deluxe
3. CAN U DANCE Kenny Jammin’ Jason & Fast Eddie Smith
4. IT’S TRICKY Run DMC
5. FUNKY NASSAU Black Britain
6. VICTIM OF LOVE Erasure
7. DO IT PROPERLY 2 Puerto Ricans, A Blackman and A Dominican
8. BOOPS (HERE TO GO) Sly & Robbie
9. THE BREAKS Kurtis Blow
10. THE HOUSE MUSIC ANTHEM Marshall Jefferson
11. HOUSE NATION Housemaster Boyz
12. LET’S START II DANCE AGAIN Hamilton Bohannon
13. RESPECTABLE (TABLOID MIX) Mel & Kim
14. EVERYTHING BAMBOO Lenny D & Tommy Musto
15. HOUSEQUAKE/IT’S GONNA BE A BEAUTIFUL NIGHT Prince
16. I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) Whitney Houston
17. KEEP YOUR EYE ON ME Herb Alpert
18. GOOD TIMES Chic
19. TURN ME LOOSE Wally Jump Junior & The Criminal Element
20. RESPECT Aretha Franklin
Oh yes – I am blind! And I see what you mean about it’s low disco chart position when compared with other rap hits of the day m. Maybe it was viewed as ‘pop rap’ by some DJs.