ODDS ‘N’ BODS
JAKI GRAKAM, Princess, Black Britain and Dorothy Galdez are amongst the UK acts confirmed for next Tuesday’s British Dance Music Gala at New York’s Palladium (where only a few hundred of the 7,000 capacity crowd will be lucky to see anything!) during the New Music Seminar, while UK DJs performing too include Chad Jackson, Jeff Young, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold and, as MC, Steve Walsh … Disco Aid has actually changed the date of its national charity night, coming forward a week to Saturday, November 14 … Tony Blackburn’s frequent plugs for Paddington’s Bluebird Records shop, supplier of imports for his Radio London show, made headline news last week in The London Evening Standard: it seems he exceeds by far the four or five mentions he’s allowed to give the store in a year on non-commercial BBC, one listener having counted 29 plugs during the last three months — tut, tut! … Chris Hill was the subject of, and took part in, a segment of Ned Sherrin’s sparky ‘Loose Ends’ programme on Radio 4 recently, talking about his Canvey Island Goldmine career (currently revived on Fridays) … Theo Loyla’s Herne Bay-based Superjocks club promotion service has been incorporated (with himself as head at the old address) into the new Disco/Club Promotion division of London-based retail/media promotion company Bullet … Record Shack Records are finally forsaking Hi-NRG “to follow our natural route to dance orientated rock music”, says Jeff Weston, the label having found that apparent disco and radio acceptance even in the US does not necessarily translate into actual sales … Dancin’ Danny D has serviced lucky DJs with a ‘Rock The House’-ish 116½bpm jiggly thrash ‘n scratch in the current retro-funk fashion, Criminal Element Orchestra ‘Put The Needle To The Record‘ (Cooltempo COOLX 150), which he says will only be available commercially as a track on the label’s upcoming ‘Fierce’ compilation of current releases, although the promo 12 inch contains three mixes … Kool Chip (who, following his photo appearing last week, I now hear from Island Records is currently on bail after being arrested) has had a more jerkily rhythmic 0-100-0bpm Summerbeat Remix by Dancin’ Danny D (Fourth & Broadway 12BRWX 62) … Mantronix ‘Scream’ is also in a 101bpm Jack ‘N’ Chill Remix (10 Records TENR 169) … Arthur Baker’s creation for Champion Records, white-labelled for the New Music Seminar but not due commercially until probably September, Jack E Makossa ‘The Opera House‘ is, as exclusively revealed months ago, a truly “diva”-started 0-119½bpm scratch ‘n mix of opera and house, although basically just a bass-heavy jack trap as the flip’s opera-less African Mix emphasises … David Joseph’s white-labelled ‘No Turning Back’ is daringly an African-tempoed 108¾bpm instrumental wriggler — incidentally, it transpires that the original vocalist who David replaced on Chris Paul’s ‘Expansions’ was John Matthews, DJ on Sundays at South Harrow’s Bogarts! … Prince (if one can still mention him) has ‘Housequake’ scheduled as only the B-side of ‘U Got The Look‘, his follow-up next month, while as probably anticipated Herb Alpert follows with ‘Making Love In The Rain‘, the remaining Janet Jackson-featuring album track, but stupidly the Beastie Boys’ newie is ‘She’s On It‘ when ‘Girls‘ is just crying out to be a national number one! … I thought Tony Griffin’s comment about Bristol’s lack of a funk scene would stir the locals, Gary Neal responding: “How can someone who’s only been in Bristol a couple of months be such a wally? If he’d care to look around he’d find a great, healthy funk and disco scene” … Paul Morrissey spins soul/jazz/rare groove on Thursdays at Bristol’s The Colosseum, Redcliffe Hill, and on Mondays with Mike Shawe and Vince Thomas at Bath’s Chemies in Kingsmead Square … Nicky Holloway and guests continue funking downstairs on Fridays, with Bob Jones newly resident upstairs for jazz and real soul, at the revamped Special Branch near London Bridge (strictly members only, details on 01-439 2628) … Ian Gordon funks Thursdays at Southport’s Kingsway Entertainment Centre on the promenade, and Saturdays at Bootle’s Quadrant Park … Sybil joins DJs Jeff Young and Paul Oakenfold at Streatham’s Project at Zigi’s this Friday (July 10), and is with Jocelyn Brown at Nottingham Rock City’s alldayer on Sunday … Jackie Becker has started a Thursday upfront funk/house/hip hop night at Brighton’s The Gloucester in Gloucester Place, and is after suitable PAs on 0273-604136 … Al Charles (Newton Le Willows Scandals) tells the tale of a Southport club owner who installed SL 1200 decks for the first time, and then told the new mixing DJ to stop scratching as he thought it would damage them! … James Brown’s oldies are being scratched in so much on other people’s records these days, why doesn’t he do a rap to them himself? … Les Adams has just equipped his home mixing studio with a 16-track recorder — makes a change from the old mono Studer! … Kev Ashton (Newquay Frizzbys/Tall Trees/Disco 5000) reckons Rozlyn Sorrell ‘Sucker For Candy’ sounds like Serious Intention’s ‘Serious’ … Freddie Jackson really needs to have a photo session, his latest import single features yet another of those old balcony shots! … Sherrick was actually included on WEA’s ‘Spring In The Air’ promo cassette sampler back in April, and played at Prestatyn … Boogie Down Productions/DJ Scott La Rock & Blastmaster KRS One’s ‘Criminal Minded’ album will be the first LP on Westside Records, with two unreleased bonus tracks, on July 20 … Feedback’s ‘Simply Magic’, already reviewed, isn’t in fact out until next week (distributed via PRT) … Natalie Cole’s jerkily bashing staccato 123bpm ‘Jump Start’ will here as well as in the US be flipped by her album’s far classier ‘More Than The Stars’ – that LP plus the equally classy Vaneese Thomas and funk-orientated Trouble Funk import sets, and the cocktail sippin’ and pickin’ George Benson/Earl Klugh collaboration will be reviewed when the weather’s not so good! … I last week took time away from the turntable to explore those bits of the sun-soaked Midlands that I’d previously rushed past, falling in love particularly with Bridgnorth, and Ironbridge – in the latter of which, discerning gourmets note, the recently opened Au Pont de Fer restaurant has food on a par with Ullswater’s Sharrow Bay Hotel, um yum, bloat bloat! … A&M serviced certain lucky DJs with Fred Perry shirts emblazoned by the Breakout logo in place of the designer trademark … Alan Jones and I do implore chart contributors please to make sure that their names and venues are always listed too on their returns, as some of the blank chart forms that record pluggers are sending DJs are very rudimentary and have no space for these (we don’t mind DJs using these forms if they find them easy to fill in, as we monitor all returns closely to prevent blatant hype anyway) … Pete Haigh (Blackpool) puts the South East/North West soul music divide in neat perspective – London is “rare groove”, we are “cool groove”! … LAH DEE DAH DEE!
‘DIRTY DEN’, Bristol’s Technics mixing finalist Dennis Murray, also came out as winner of the Mixing part of BBC Radio Bristol’s recent 1987 West Of England Rapping & Mixing Championships, with an inventive set which made up in klaxon and cheers-greeted excitement what it sometimes missed in finesse. Ironically, runner-up to him in the Technics area heats, Burnham-on Sea’s Martin Eccles was second again, with Richard Dean third. Winning rapper was MC Wizz Fresh, with the eight year old Little Rapper (Sam) coming second, judged on ability more than on sentimentality about his age, and Prince Gismo (Nathan Lewis) third. The radio station’s ‘Close Up’ programme presented an informative round up of the contest, with audience interviews which proved funk is truly alive and well, and living in Bristol!
[Note: there was a mix-up in the ordering of this week’s reviews, which should have been led by Sherrick’s ‘Just Call’.]
DAVID GRANT ‘Change’ (Alternate Mix)’ (Polydor POSPX 871)
Obviously a punning title, this Phil Harding mixed rolling (0-)119¼-0bpm churner is just like ‘Searching’ by the group called Change’!
ERROL BROWN ‘Personal Touch (The Personal Mix)’ (WEA YZ130T)
Swain & Jolley-produced gently jiggling weaving (0-)97⅙bpm jogger with an interminable start, less blatantly commercial than his Hot Chocolate stuff although much tighter and more typical in its edited version.
OFF ‘Electrica Salsa’ (Sonet SONL 2323)
Ancient news for many by now, maybe, this Falco-esque gruffly muttered, changed and “aha aha”-ed haunting (0-)113⅔bpm electro pulsed jiggly Continental swayer (Remix flip) has been huge in Scotland, and in Eurobeat venues generally, but still has powerful pop potential.
SONYA GRIER ‘Love Flight 109 (Motor City Mix)’ (RCA PT 49732)
Excellent 123bpm recreation of the mid-Sixties Motown sound, like Martha Reeves backed by the Four Tops, with one of those typically jaunty fluid bass lines driving along (flipped less appealingly by a modern “Hi-NRG”-styled 0-122½-0bpm US 12 inch Mix and Dub Version).
KIM WESTON ‘Signal Your Intention’ (Nightmare MARE 26)
The Motown veteran returns with an Ian Levine produced datedly churning 126-0bpm bounder borrowing the type of beat that also inspired Los Bravos’ ‘Black Is Black’ (dub flip), a good modern recreation of a classic sound.
THE MICHAEL ZAGER BAND ‘Let’s All Chant’ (Domino Records DOM 6T, via Charly)
Brand new galloping 121¾bpm re-recording of their madly catchy disco classic from nine years ago (short dub too, plus the similarly dated (0-)119bpm ‘Traffic Jam‘).
GONZALEZ ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet’ (Wax Records DANCE 112, via Backs/The Cartel)
Straight reissue, with neither remix nor remake, of the frantically galloping 134-135-133-131½-132½- 133-132½-135(break)-136-133-132bpm disco oldie from 1979.
JO JO AND THE REAL PEOPLE ‘Lady Marmalade’ (Polydor POSPX 870)
Phil Harding-produced girls-supported limp guy sung 118bpm pop-disco remake of LaBelle’s “voulez-vous coucher avec moi?” classic (dub too), promoed as a twin-pack with an instrumental 117⅓bpm House Mix.
WARREN ZEVON ‘Leave My Monkey Alone’ (Virgin VS 976-12)
Dance-pop from the ‘Werewolves Of London’ man, but unlike his old style as this sharply smacking largely instrumental 116½-116¼bpm bounding chugger was arranged by George Clinton, with a more vocal very jerky 120½-116½-0bpm Latin Rascals Edit flip.
BEN E KING ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ (Manhattan 12MT 25)
London-recorded pleasant enough though unnecessary 0-71½/143bpm remake of the Drifters’ baion tempoed 1960 classic (on which he sang the lead), here with Mark Knopfler on guitar.
CHARMS ‘I Can’t Let Go’ (WEA X8487T)
Continental guys-sung pleasantly inoffensive if unmemorable light slick 110⅚-110½bpm jiggler with blandly jazzy solos and a Level 42 flavour.
SHERRICK ‘Just Call’ (US Warner Bros 7-28380)
Causing a sensation just as a seven inch, this very classy throatily soaring Luther Vandross-ish sophisticated lightly tripping 111⅚bpm swayer will in fact be rushed out here in a fortnight as a brand new 12 inch (more routinely snapping mauve-tinged 121½-0bpm ‘I’m Scared ‘A You‘ flip).
COLONEL ABRAMS ‘How Soon We Forget’ (US MCA Records MCA-23763)
Now sounding like all the “house” singers who followed him, this ironically titled (0-)117½bpm good typical bounder (in four mixes) marks a welcome return by the incredibly influential husky soulster, still a far bigger (and better remembered!) star here than at home.
KENI STEVENS ‘Cannot Live Without Your Love (At Last The Dance Mix)’ (Jam Today 12KST 1)
His commendably downtempo album has been a consistent seller without any real floorfillers surfacing from its British attempt to take on America’s slick slow soulsters, but now this Phil Fearon-accented attractive sultry tapping 85½-0bpm slinker has been remixed, with the similar though sparser 89½bpm ‘Passionate (Jam Today Remix)‘ as flip.
FREDDIE JACKSON ‘Jam Tonight (Serious Jam Remix)’ (US Capitol V-15317)
If you’re reading these reviews closely, the obvious observation can go unsaid! Sounding delightfully fresh, this attractively swinging gentle yet gritty 112bpm finger-snapper has been remixed from his album, the biggest black LP smash in the States of the year, number one for over five months.
MIRAGE ‘Serious Mix’ (Debut DEBTX 3028)
Instead of the logical ‘Jack Mix IV’ we get the start of a possibly more limiting — as more vocal — format, their latest 112¾-112½bpm medley now mixing up remakes of Donna Allen’s ‘Serious’, Herb Alpert’s ‘Keep Your Eye On Me’, Janet Jackson’s ‘What Have You Done For Me Lately’, Herb & Janet’s ‘Diamonds’, Jody Watley’s ‘Looking For A New Love’, and, slotting nicely into the otherwise off course totally Janet-inspired groove, David Sanborn’s ‘Chicago Song’.
MR LEE ‘I Can’t Forget’ (Breakout USAT 607)
Trax Records-originated ‘House Nation’-type jerkily bounding 123⅓bpm jack track by the man behind Mr Lee & Company and the Risque Rythum Team, here remixed by Les Adams in the more vocal Haunted House Mix, with original Dub and 121⅓bpm Forgotten Mixes too.
HOUSE HUSTLERS ‘Show U How To Jack (Jack Your Body/Rock Your Body)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 149)
Boosted by ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’-type bass synth farts, this enthusiastic jangly jiggly 118bpm formula jack track comes from no further than Hammersmith (dub flip).
PUBLIC ENEMY ‘You’re Gonna Get Yours’ (Def Jam 650975 6)
Revving and skidding monotonously wordy churning 103bpm rap, with a scratching less dense 0-105⅔bpm Dub/Terminator X Getaway Version, plus the angrily juddering rap ‘n scratch 0-83¾bpm ‘Miuzi Weighs A Ton‘ and – a major attraction – the brand new very current 0-98⅔bpm ‘Rebel Without A Pause’, which cuts and drops go go funk to a nervy JB beat.
T’PAU ‘Heart And Soul (US Dancemix)’ (Siren SRN 41-12)
This Shropshire-based outfit are currently touring US clubs as a result of their huge pop success there with this girls muttered deliberately jittering 92⅔-0bpm roller (not the old song), a bit like a female Club Nouveau.
FORCE M.D.’S ‘Love Is A House’ (US Tommy Boy TB 898)
Not a jack track despite the title, it’s a classically styled Smokey Robinson-ish delicate hushed squeaky 92bpm ballad (in four mixes, with interestingly the backing recorded in London). Very nice.
STEVE WALSH ‘I Found Lovin’’ (A1 Records 12A 1299, via PRT)
London biggest DJ is nothing if not a trier, and has remade Fatback’s classic 0-106⅙bpm disco anthem with his own rabble-rousing vocal — which provincial DJs may find a useful alternative even if jocks on his home turf will be reluctant to plug their rival! – flipped, “for pop radio to play” according to Steve, by a pedestrian 113bpm remake of Steam’s ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye‘.
TRAMAINE ‘The Rock’ (US A&M SP-12242)
Drily snapping sneaky subtle jiggly little (0-)109bpm chugger by gospel’s Tramaine Hawkins, much remixed from her patchy new album by Shep Pettibone and flipped differently again by The Garage Mix (instrumental Dub too).
TURNTABLE TERROR TRAX, VOL 3 ‘Return To House Of Fire’ (US Bassment Records BM-0080)
Not so instant as the Hamilton Bohannon-reviving currently UK-issued Turntable Terror Trax, Vol 2 (here also credited to Sir Stephen), the latest edition of the Craig Bevan masterminded series features the turntable Terrorists on this 120bpm percussive house instrumental and its more jack-ish ‘Fierce‘ variation, and Cut To Shock on the mutteringly vocodered loping 120bpm ‘Jack Be Nimble‘ and its short ‘Discipline‘ instrumental.
CAROLYN HARDING ‘Movin’ On’ (Magnetic Dance MAGDT 6)
Diva–type wailing (0-)121¼bpm house hustler by a singer who so far has meant most in gay clubs, flipped (dub too) by her smoother 121bpm ‘Memories‘ US debut hit from last year.
SWING OUT SISTER ‘Fooled By A Smile (Ralph Mix)’ (Mercury SWING 512)
Interminably introed aimless jerky 0-111½bpm pop-soul posturing for yuppies, complete with Horse & Hound sound effects.
MADONNA ‘Who’s That Girl’ (Sire W8341 T)
Windswept introed subduedly cooing (0-)104bpm swaying jitterer with some more Spanish talk, translating the “senorita” title line, remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero.
MERGE FEATURING DEBBIE A ‘Let’s Have Some Fun’ (US Atlantic 0-86717)
Madonna-accented vocally enthusiastic gurgling and growling shrill breezy 116bpm jitterer (in four mixes).
SHEILA E ‘Koo Koo’ (Paisley Park W8348T)
Not particularly danceable jolting sparse Dr John The Night Tripper-ish 103⅓bpm jerker, with a piping whistle tone and gumbo ya ya vibe.
UK DISCO TOP 100 – July 11, 1987
01 02 LIFETIME LOVE (JAZZY BEAT/DEF BEAT/DEF DUB/JAZZY DUB) Joyce Sims, London 12in
02 01 DO IT PROPERLY (NO WAY BACK) Adonis (featuring 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican)/NO WAY BACK Adonis, London 12in
03 05 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B and Rakim, Cooltempo 12in
04 06 I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES (EXTENDED MIX) Jackson Sisters, Urban 12in
05 07 LAST NIGHT Kid ‘N Play, Cooltempo 12in
06 04 FAKE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
07 03 CROSS THE TRACK (EXTENDED)/SOUL POWER 74 Maceo & The Macks, Urban 12in
08 12 LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (ORIGINAL MIX/’SPECIAL DUTCH’ MIX/JACK THE BODY ‘HOUSE’ MIX) First Choice, Serious Records 12in
09 15 ROADBLOCK Stock Aitken Waterman, US Lynx Records 12in/Breakout white label
10 20 SCREAM (PRIMAL SCREAM) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
11 13 I’M BAD/GET DOWN LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
12 08 DANCING IN THE NIGHT Lanier & Co, Syncopate 12in
13 34 WOMAN OF PRINCIPLE Trouble Funk, Fourth & Broadway 12in
14 09 ROCK STEADY The Whispers, MCA Records 12in
15 14 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) (REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
16 30 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (JEFFREY B YOUNG & DANGEROUS MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
17 22 DO IT PROPERLY (FIERCE CLUB MIX) 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, Cooltempo 12in
18 31 THE GODFATHER Spoonie Gee, US Tuff City 12in
19 26 JAZZ IT UP/DUB Kool Chip featuring Toni Smith, Fourth & Broadway 12in
20 18 HARD CORE (ON THE ONE) (JB IN HEAT/JB TRAXX II/AT THE ORGAN/LOWDOWN ‘N’ FUNKY) Duane & Co, US Dance Mania Records 12in
21 10 LOOKING FOR A NEW LOVE Jody Watley, MCA Records 12in
22 33 GOTTA FIND A WAY (1987 EDIT)/TAKE MY LOVE Russ Brown, 10 Records 12in
23 37 SHOW ME THE WAY Regina Belle, CBS 12in
24 39 CARINO T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
25 21 LET YOURSELF GO (CLUB/PARADISE MIXES) Sybil, Champion 12in
26 29 HAVE A NICE DAY Roxanne Shanté, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
27 28 THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘N’ Chill, 10 Records 12in
28 11 DIAMONDS (DANCE MIX) Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
29 38 NEW GENERATION The Classical Two, Jive 12in
30 27 THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX/DUB) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
31 16 FUNKY NASSAU Black Britain, 10 Records 12in
32 40 ALWAYS (LP VERSION)/I’M IN LOVE Atlantic Starr, Warner Brothers 12in
33 19 JUST GIVE THE DJ A BREAK/STRAIGHT FROM THE JUNGLE, Dynamix II, US Bass Station Records 12in
34 23 I’M IN LOVE (LONGER LOVE MIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
35 41 DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER (ORIGINAL REMIX/NEW REMIX/INSTRUMENTAL) Dennis Edwards featuring Siedah Garrett, Gordy 12in
36 51 HOW COULD YOU BREAK MY HEART Bobby Womack, Arista 12in
37 17 SERIOUS Donna Allen, Portrait 12in
38 25 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, Magnetic Dance 12in
39 55 GO CUT CREATOR GO/THE BRISTOL HOTEL/THE DO WOP/THE BREAKTHROUGH/KANDAY LL Cool J, Def Jam LP
40 36 OUTLAW (THE BANDIT MIX) Strafe, Breakout 12in
41 32 I’M IN LOVE (REMIX)/SEXY GIRL (SEXY MIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
42 49 I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT (12” MIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
43 35 CAN U DANCE/CAN U JACK Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason with ‘Fast’ Eddie Smith, Champion 12in
44 44 I AIN’T INTO THAT The Rappin’ Reverend (C Dexter Wise III), Cooltempo 12in
45 70 YOU GOT THE LOVE/PLEASE BE MINE/SO MANY TEARS/TAKE YOUR LOVE AWAY Regina Belle, US Columbia LP
46 50 ROK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
47 72 CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (AT LAST THE DANCE MIX)/PASSIONATE (JAM TODAY REMIX) Keni Stevens, Jam Today 12in promo
48 24 ROCK THIS HOUSE/DUB MIX Hotline, Rhythm King 12in
49 43 FOR THE LOVE OF YOU/JUST THE LONELY TALKING AGAIN/LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Whitney Houston, Arista LP
50 42 SUCKER FOR CANDY (THE HOT CANDY KISS MIX) Rozlyn Sorrell, US Atlantic 12in
51 89 SHOW U HOW TO JACK (JACK YOUR BODY ROCK YOUR BODY) House Hustlers, Cooltempo 12in
52 53 I’LL RETURN 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in
53 56 LET’S BEGIN/STEPHEN’S OVERTURE Turntable Terror Trax Vol 2, Bluebird 12in
54 63 IF YOU WERE MINE (DANCE MIX) Cheryl Lynn, US Manhattan 12in
55 95 JUST CALL Sherrick, US Warner Bros 7in
56 47 DIAMONDS (COOL SUMMER MIX) Herb Alpert, Breakout 12in
57 69 THIGH RIDE (WHISKER BURN MIX) Tawatha, Epic 12in
58 62 FUNKY NASSAU (EXTENDED VERSION) The Beginning Of The End, Atlantic 12in
59 re SPECIAL FX/IN THE MOOD/NO PAIN NO GAIN The Whispers, Solar LP
60 85 WISHING WELL (THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN MIX) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
61 77 DO IT PROPERLY (DAVID MORALES DEF MIX) 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, US Grooveline 12in
62 59 IF I WAS YOUR GIRLFRIEND Prince, Paisley Park 12in
63 100= WHAT YOU WON’T DO FOR LOVE/DOWN FOR THE THIRD TIME Bobby Caldwell, Magnetic Dance 12in
64 57 ROCK THE BEAT Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
65 52 EVERYTHING BAMBOO (“BAM BOO”) Lenny D & Tommy Musto, Magnetic Dance 12in
66 — LET’S TALK IT OVER/(I WANNA GET) CLOSE TO YOU/I’M GONNA LOVE YOU/KEEP IT UP/ULTIMATE LOVE/NEW LOVE Vaneese Thomas, US Geffen Records LP
67 64 CHICAGO SONG (REMIX) David Sanborn, Warner Brothers 12in
68 58 ROCK THE HOUSE (MEDLEY) (PTS I & II) Mr K Mix by Special K, US TD Records Inc 12in
69 60 MAKE IT FUNKY (CLUB MIX) Ice-T, US Sire 12in
70 54 SONGBIRD (EXTENDED VERSION) Kenny G, Arista 12in
71 90 (FEEL THE) RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT Fatback Band, Groove & Move 12in
72 82 CABBAGE PATCH/HOUSE CALLS The World Class Wreckin Cru, US Kru-Cut Records/Macola Record Co 12in
73 92 GOOD FRIENDS/PLEASURE SEEKERS Faze One, Westside Records 12in
74 88 FLM (ALTERNATIVE/MEGA CLUB VERSIONS) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
75 65 DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE (REMIX) The System, US Atlantic 12in
76 — SIMPLY MAGIC Feedback, Production House 12in promo
77 75 HAPPY (CLUB VERSION)/RAPP VERSION Camelot II, US Jam-Kru 12in
78 71 AM I THE SAME GIRL/LOVE MAKES A WOMAN Barbara Acklin, Debut 12in
79 — JUMP START (DANCE MIX) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in promo
80 74 CHUNKY BUT FUNKY/ON THE DANCE FLOOR Heavy D and the Boyz, US MCA Records 12in
81 68 TWO CAN PLAY AT THAT GAME/TENDER MOMENTS/LOVE’S JUST A MYSTERY/ONCE HAD YOUR LOVE (AND I CAN’T LET GO)/FEELS SO GOOD TO ME/I BELIEVE IN YOU Peggi Blu, Capitol LP
82 61 NO SLEEP TILL BROOKLYN/BRASS MONKEY Beastie Boys, Def Jam 12in
83 67 PICKS ME UP (YOUR LOVE) Point 3 FM, Hardcore 12in
84 48 ROCK-A-LOTT (REMIX) Aretha Franklin, Arista 12in
85 78 IT’S TRICKY (SHEP PETTIBONE CLUB MIX) Run-DMC, London 12in
86 — PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD Criminal Element Orchestra, Cooltempo 12in “promo”
87 — THIS BEAT KICKS (CHAD BEAT REMIX) T La Rock, 10 Records 12in pre
88 — HOW SOON WE FORGET (EXTENDED VERSION) Colonel Abrams, US MCA Records 12in
89 86 COOLIN OUT Private Joy, Champion 12in
90 re GIRLS/SHE’S CRAFTY Beastie Boys, Def Jam LP
91 97 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE/YOU’RE GONNA GET YOURS/DUB TERMINATOR X GETAWAY VERSION/MIUZI WEIGHS A TON Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
92 94 I THINK I’M OVER YOU Mini Curry, US Total Experience 12in
93 76 TAKE SOME TIME OUT (CLUB/DUB) Arnold Jarvis, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
94 96 SATISFIED (REMIX) Donna Allen, Portrait 12in
95 98 DEDICATION TO ALL B-BOYS/SATURDAY NIGHT/WE GET ILL Schoolly-D, Flame Records LP
96 re POWER (CLUB VIBE0/MIND GAMES (CLUB MIX) Cultural Vibe featuring Glenn “Sweety G” Toby, Hardcore 12in
97 83 LATELY/FOLLOW YOUR HEART Ronnie McNeir, Expansion Records LP
98 — I FOUND LOVIN’ Steve Walsh, A1 Records 12in
99 re I REALLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU (SUMMER SOUL MIX) Rick Clarke & Emma, RCA 12in
100 re SLICE IT UP DJ Slice, US Jam City Records/Erika Records Inc 12in
01 04 IT’S A SIN Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
02 08 SIGNAL YOUR INTENTION Kim Weston, Nightmare 12in
03 05 ARMED ROBBERY Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
04 03 HEARTBEAT Vivien Vee, Italian X-Energy 12in
05 09 PAPER MONEY Helena Springs, Arista 12in
06 02 CALL ME Spagna, CBS 12in
07 — SHATTERED GLASS Laura Branigan, US Atlantic 12in
08 18 BACKTRACK Shezwae Powell, Nightmare 12in
09 01 ELECTRICA SALSA/REMIX Off, Sonet 12in
10 07 NOTHING’S GONNA STOP ME NOW Samantha Fox, Jive 12in
11 16 DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN Mary Wilson, Nightmare 12in
12 14 THIRD FINGER LEFT HAND Angie Gold, Passion 12in
13 21 MY HANDS ARE TIED Susan Wells, Nightmare 12in
14 15 GIMME THE LIGHT Solid Strangers, German ZYX 12in
15 — NOWHERE TO RUN One A.M., T-Mac 12in
16 20 RAINSTORM (REMIX) Eastbound Expressway, US Vinylmania 12in
17 19 NIGHT CITY Secret Service, German Teldec 12in
18 re LESS THAN LOVERS MORE THAN FRIENDS Scott Stryker, Nightmare 12in
19 28 RECONCILIATE Le Page, US Prism 12in
20 24 ALWAYS DOESN’T MEAN FOREVER (MY-AMI MIX) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
21 re NO! MR BOOM BOOM Bodyheat, Diamond Records 12in
22 10 I NEED A MAN/ENERGY IS EUROBEAT Man To Man, Bolts 12in
23 — GIMME SOME LOVING Fun Fun, Italian X-Energy 12in
24 — CASANOVA Jessica Williams, Passion 12in
25 11 LOVE CHILD Jamie Dean, Uptown Records 12in
26 25 TOY BOY Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
27 27 WHEN SMOKEY SINGS (THE MIAMI MIX) ABC, Club 12in
28 29 THE BIG BANG Fantasy Ten, German ZYX 12in
29 23 STEP BY STEP Off, German ZYX 12in
30= — LET’S ALL CHANT (REMAKE) The Michael Zager Band, Domino Records 12in
30= — BORN TO BE WILD Jo-Carol with Modern Rocketry, US Megatone 12in