Due to the poor quality scan of this week’s column, some of the BPM fractions could not be deciphered, so in these cases they have been replaced with ½.
ODDS ‘N’ BODS
Stock Aitken Waterman’s ‘Roadblock’, which has exploded in New York City on WBLS (without actually having a US label yet!), is here now also flipped by a sizzling 0-99½bpm Rare Dub (Breakout USAT 611), cutting in bits from such as ‘Hustlers’ Convention’, ‘The Bugga Groove’, ‘Get Busy’, Paul Scott’s ‘Off The Wall’, Moonfou’s ‘Shut Up’ and, of course, the exhortations of James Brown and Bobby Byrd … BBC2 next Wednesday (August 5) at 7.30pm in the ‘Open Space’ slot are screening ‘Bad Meaning Good’, a documentary about London’s hip hop scene with Run-DMC, Tim Westwood, London Posse, Cookie Crew and many more – Tim Westwood, incidentally, is running a free admission open air jam on Wormwood Scrubs Common every Sunday afternoon, with two more to go … New York’s New Music Seminar sounds to have been much as usual, bad feeling surrounding the win by Cash Money (who scratched using his belly) over LA’s DJ Cooley in the DJ competition, while a secret ballot had to decide the rapping result, Melle Mel being awarded the belt by his peers for a tired performance whereas King Sun only came second following blistering extemporised raps about each of the judges (last year’s winner Grandmaster Caz came third, Roxanne Shanté being barred in case her bad language upset puritanical judge Kurtis Blow again!) … Gail King evidently impressed everyone with her def mixing at Stringfellows, of all places, during an Epic-hosted party the dance night at new “in” spot 1018 being shambolically over-crowded in typical New York style, while the planned British Dance Music Gala had to be postponed until next year’s Seminar following too many last minute snags … T-Coy’s ‘Carino’, the ‘Set It Off’-ish house hustler co-created by Manchester Hacienda DJ (and rm chart contributor) Mike Pickering, is now in an improved 115bpm Hot Remix (deConstruction Records M 263), flipped by 114½bpm Loco and Nude Mixes which have much less of the fiery Latin piano … Paul Johnson’s ‘Are We Strong Enough’ has already been circulated as a blander 104bpm Godwin Logie Remix (CBS PJOHN O3) … Capitol have preceded the first in their new ‘Capitol Collectables’ compilation LP series with a pair of promo-only and thus even more collectable 12 inchers, coupling Peggi Blu’s ‘Tender Moments’/O’Jays ‘Don’t Take Your Love Away’ and Cheryl Lynn ‘If You Were Mine’/Beau Williams ‘All Because Of You’, this last track in a brand new unreleased 108½bpm remix which makes it hottest of the lot … CBS are attempting to relaunch, now that it’s finally huge in the US, the 98bpm David ‘Pic’ Conley’s second remix of Surface ‘Happy’ … Sybil ‘My Love Is Guaranteed’, promoed ahead of August 10 release, is a jerky 118¾bpm canterer made almost Hi-NRG by its Ian Levine-type tinny “brass” and electronic rhythm … Brian Chin, my opposite number at US trade paper Billboard, has become A&R head of the Profile label … Virgin have signed Mantronix for the world, away from Sleeping Bag Records even in the USA … Mike Allen may be doing less on Capital Radio now, but instead he seems to be getting into CB … Tony Prince co-hosted a Le Palais, Hammersmith launch party for the Paul Dakeyne-mixed ‘Sixties Mix’ LP, on Stylus, with such veteran stars as Brian Poole, Cliff Bennett, Billie Davis, Screaming Lord Sutch, Mike Sarne, Dave Dee, Denny Laine, Clem Curtis … Millie’s 131½-130¾bpm Jamaica ska classic from 1964, ‘My Boy Lollipop’ has been reissued on probably the shortest 12 inch A-side ever at under two minutes (Island 12WIP 6574), other current pop party pleasers include the Ritchie Valens Mexican knees-up reviving 154½-156-156½-122bpm Los Lobos ‘La Bamba’ (London LASHX 13) and, of course, the frantic 192-190bpm Jackie Wilson’s ‘Higher And Higher’ (SMP SKM 12 10) … Jean Carn sings on Grover Washington Jr’s jazzy new import LP, Xavier Gold being the female vocalist for Ralphi Rosario … Sherrick’s review last week somehow got garbled, WEA servicing jocks with both the 12 inch and the original seven inch, as so many prefer the latter’s mix … Rick Astley turns out to be a surprisingly young looking redhead, possibly against the evidence of his mature voice … LA Mix’s ‘Don’t Stop (Jammin’)’ looks like making the Philly groove rare again … Alan Coulthard is now a fully qualified barrister, his first brief being to represent his colleagues at the Disco Mix Club in copyright law matters … Chad Jackson and world mixing runner-up Joe Rodriguez are touring France together in a megamix package … Derek B cuts ‘em up at Camden Town Dingwalls’ Across The Tracks this Thursday (July 30), when Epping Forest Country Club’s reopening is an underwear party with two rooms of fun and funk featuring such as Mick Brown, Roberto and Toni Forzoni, DJ Curtis … Sunday (Aug 2) Odyssey appear at Dublin’s gay Flikkers for a wear white night … Peter Sievewright proves it isn’t all Hi-NRG in Scotland (hee hee!), getting great reaction at Perth Yorky’s to James Brown’s ‘Honky Tonk’ from 1972, not the rarest of grooves maybe … Kev Ashton (Newquay Frizzbys/Tall Trees) says Cornish jocks are fed up with patronising tourists asking “Have you heard of house music?” and then requesting ‘Palpitation’ or ‘Power Station’ by the House Master Boyz! … Def Jam have made some rather saucy white shorts to promote the Beastie Boys’ ‘She’s On It’, which makes a change from T-shirts … I wonder how many people remember that the Gap Band’s ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’ was originally titled in 1979 ‘I Don’t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops Up Side Your Head)’? … LAH DEE DAH DEE!
Michael Jackson at last releases his album ‘Bad’ on September 1, its first single (serviced initially on seven inch) being out now, ‘I Just Can’t Stop Loving You’ (Epic 650202 7). Featuring that busy duettist, Siedah Garrett, it’s a gently pulsing 0-50/100 (99¼)bpm romantic swayer with an amusingly self-satirising tenderly whispered start – or is he actually being serious? Michael wrote eight of the Quincy Jones-produced album’s 10 songs, and duets with Stevie Wonder (on one that he didn’t write). Can you wait?
ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘Hearsay’ LP (Tabu 450936 1)
Party chatter and instrumental doodles confusingly (for DJs) intersperse many of the tracks on this eagerly anticipated and otherwise consistently strong Jam & Lewis-created set, Cherrelle duetting the gorgeous easily swaying 0-104-0bpm ‘Never Knew Love Like This’ with their voices complementing each other just as perfectly as on ‘Saturday Love’, big Alex sounding typical on the swaying (0-)101½-0bpm title track, tranquil cool (0-)69½-0bpm ‘Sunshine’, gently drifting 56½-0bpm ‘Crying Overtime’, Isleys-ish slinky (0-)81-0bpm ‘When The Party’s Over’, Janet-ish pumping (0-)115½-0bpm ‘What Can I Say (To Make You Love Me)’, rolling (0-)105-0bpm ‘The Lovers’ already known 112½-0bpm ‘Fake’, smoothly burbling 116½bpm ‘Criticize’.
NITRO DELUXE ‘Let’s Get Brutal (Mega Mix)’ (Cooltempo COOLD 142)
Cooltempo continue trying to crossover this the year’s biggest house tune, so far as club reaction rather than pop chart success has been concerned, now dropping ‘The/This Brutal House’ in favour of its original US couplings (here as 114⅔-115-114¾-115bpm flip) given an all new and quite altered 116¾-116½-116⅔-116½-116¾bpm bass burbled jerkily rolling remix with added muttering and effects but, like ‘The Brutal Mix’ before it, not much of the ultra-catchy piercing “whee-ee” hookline.
DUANE & CO ‘Hard Core (On The One)’ (Serious Records OUS7)
Marshall Jefferson programmed the drums for a house-cum-rare groove smash that trendily cuts in James Brown yells, as on the original ‘JB Traxx’, on the 121bpm ‘JB In Heat’ and ‘JB Traxx II’, 118¼bpm ‘Lowdown ‘N’ Funky’ and 118½bpm ‘At The Organ’ variations.
DYNAMIX II ‘Just Give The DJ A Break’ (Cooltempo COOLX 151)
A novelty sensation, this ‘Planet Rock’-type vocodered 0-118½-0bpm scratch mix of famous beats (including ‘And The Beat Goes On’) and dialogue lines, with a shorter rap version too, is flipped even more amusingly by the 0-103½bpm ‘Straight From The Jungle’, which similarly mixes up rap, beats, effects, TV characters and Tarzan yells.
STEPHANIE MILLS ‘You’re Puttin’ A Rush On Me (Extended Club Mix)’ (US MCA Records MCA-23774)
Paul Laurence-created coolly rolling quite mesmeric 101½bpm sinuous bumper already warm as an album track, that by no means short Louil Silas Jr mix now turning out to be but the Radio Edit amongst his five different versions here.
Working on the ‘bird in the hand’ principle, letting all the reviews that have already been done get printed first, I’ve yet to BPM any other brand new imports this week, but look out for a sizzling rap LP by UTFO and mellower “modern” masculine soul sets by John White and James Robinson, amongst several more.
JACK E MAKOSSA ‘The Opera House’ (Champion CHAMP 12-50)
Including snatches of Rockers Revenge as well as (not a lot of) opera, all to a quintessential 0-119½bpm bass and hi-hat house beat, Arthur Baker’s UK project turns out to have been mixed by Phil Harding in conjunction with Pete Waterman, African rhythms replacing the opera element on the B-side ‘African Mix’ version.
FORCE M.D.’S ‘Love Is A House’ (Tommy Boy/WEA U8252T)
Not a “house” track, it’s a delicate Smokey Robinson-ish hushed 92bpm squeaky ballad (with, interestingly, a London recorded backing) in four versions, a bit of a sneaky nagger especially for radio listeners.
PATRICK BOOTHE ‘Easier Said Than Done’ (Supreme Records SUPE T 115)
Not the Essex oldie, this Jolley-Harris-Jolley-created lovely relaxed jiggly 108¾bpm mellow wriggler builds up from a nicely old fashioned spoken start (instrumental flip), presumably by the guy who used to record for Streetwave?
SHEZWAE POWELL ‘Backtrack’ (Nightmare MARE 34)
Much more soul than Hi-NRG although getting gay club play, the brilliant Diana Ross impressionist from those DHL courier commercials uses her own voice on an excellent slinkily undulating 111⅔-0bpm attractive pulser produced with surprising sensitivity by Ian Levine (dub flip).
NATALIE COLE ‘Jump Start (Dance Mix)’ (Manhattan 12MT 22)
Nat King Cole’s daughter is doing well for promo-serviced DJs with this ignition-introed Reggie & Vincent Calloway-created bright and simple jerky fast 123bpm staccato basher, promo copies in fact omitting the lovely dated Dionne Warwick-style gently shuffling samba-ish 79bpm ‘More Than The Stars’, which proved a bigger attraction when on import.
DOC TI ‘Block Party’ (US Next Plateau NP50064)
With an intriguingly building intro, this strong jiggly 0-103-0bpm rap ‘n scratch in current style cuts in some familiar riffs and is nostalgically about the good old days of outdoor disco parties (inst flip).
RUTHLESS RAP ASSASSINS ‘Kiss AMC’ (Murdertone AMC 001)
Endearingly young girls and guys rapped aggressively bright and fresh juddery jerky 100½bpm declaration that no way are they Salt-n-Pepa (they quote from ‘My Mike Sounds Nice’), they’re definitely the Rap Assassins with the funky fresh girl called Kiss AMC – so don’t you forget it! Noisily shouted frantic 94bpm ‘We Don’t Care’ flip.
SALT-n-PEPA ‘Tramp (Remix)’ (Champion CHAMP 12-51)
The girl rappers’ here 97½bpm remixed funky roller was originally by Lowell Fulsom but is better known as the now scratched-in hit by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas (inst too), flipped by the frantically whipping 129½bpm ‘Push It’.
DANA DANE ‘Cinderfella Dana Dane’ (US Profile PRO-7151)
Hurby Lovebug plays producer and fairy godfather in this quite amusing 96pm narrative rap male paraphrase of the Cinderella story, Dana fitting his foot into the lost Bally shoe, set to the rhythm of Brick’s ‘Dazz’ (inst/acappella flip).
T LA ROCK ‘This Beat Kicks (Chad Beat Remix)’ (10 Records TEN T 179)
In competition with the US-issued regular Club Version, we get a Chad Jackson-scratched busily jiggling 0-100½bpm remix of the stuttery stark rap, flipped by the Mantronix-produced jittery old 97½bpm ‘Back To Burn (Club Version)’ and chattering, music-less ‘Having Fun’.
RALPHI ROSARIO ‘You Used To Hold Me’ (Jack Trax JTRAX 1, via Indigo Music/PRT)
Hi-hat hissed, girl wailed and scolded 123bpm house that’s hottest up North, here in just the two retitled Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason and Micky ‘Mixin’ Oliver mixes, flipped by the more widely appreciated 123bpm RAMOS ‘The Jackin’ National Anthem’, here for some reason only in its bland Ralphi ‘The Razz’ Rosario and Mickey & Fast Eddie Dub mixes (white label recipients note, they’re in this order).
RAZE ‘Jack Up Work Your Body’ (Jack Trax JTRAX 2)
Ben Epps-created bland simple 120½bpm jack track from several months back (in two mixes), coupled by the similarly old wriggler 122½bpm WHITE KNIGHT ‘White Knight Jacks’, with chattering smurfs and “jack the house” repetition.
JUDGE DREAD ‘Jerk Your Body’ (Rhino RNO 8, via Creole/PRT)
Alex gets to the “root” of “jack” music by not so subtly altering the title in this 122½bpm remake of ‘Jack Your Body’, with some typical Snodland-accented smutty vocal inspired by his “carry a condom” warning!
THE BOOTLEGGERS ‘Hot Mix 1’ (Polo POLO 12 43)
Mirage-inspired jittery bashing 111½bpm medley mixing together remakes of ‘Back And Forth/Living In A Box/The Brutal House/All And All/Keep Your Eye On Me/Sex Machine/Rock Steady’ (inst flip), not the bootleg it pretends to be, nor that exciting actually.
NORWOOD ‘Should Have Been Us Together’ (US Magnolia Sound MCA-23777)
Timmy Regisford has remixed the rich voiced Philly soulster’s hottest LP track, a wriggly swaying 92½bpm impassioned jogger that’s nice without maybe standing out now amidst its current competition (inst/edit flip).
SCHOOLLY-D ‘Dedication To All B-Boys’ (Flame Records MELT 6T)
Hardcore rap ‘n scratch on a 33⅓rpm five-tracker, sold as an EP, led by this percussively pattering beat-cutting 93bpm jiggler and including the filthy X-Rated Version of the narrative 99½bpm ‘Saturday Night’, older (bleeped and reversed where smutty) 96bpm ‘I Don’t Like Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio’, 111bpm ‘Maniac’, 98bpm ‘Gangster Boogie’.
BLACK, ROCK-n-RON ‘That’s How I’m Living’ (US Next Plateau NP50061)
With an intro like the Burundi Black drumbeats, this Jazzy Jay-produced lurching 92-0bpm scratch ‘n thump instrumental rambler keeps up a perpetual double beat jitter which could be useful (the supposedly Instrumental B-side turning out, in fact, to be the rap!)
PRECIOUS WILSON ‘Only The Strong Survive’ (Jive JIVE T 146)
Stock Aitken Waterman-produced now rhythmically ‘Black Is Black’-ish datedly cantering 119½bpm revival of the Jerry Butler (and, latterly, Billy Paul) Philly soul classic, flipped by the Richard Jon Smith-created vigorous (0-)127½bpm ‘Ain’t No Love’ and Jon Astrop-created jolting 0-117½bpm ‘Nice Girls Don’t Last’.
Rob Manley, seen here in mixing action, is now fully installed as club promotions man at the Breakout label, for which he is building a DJ mailing list at A&M Records, 136-140 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LZ. I hope the mailman has strong shoulders!
UK DISCO TOP 100 – August 1, 1987
01 03 ROADBLOCK Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
02 02 LAST NIGHT Kid ‘N Play, Cooltempo 12in
03 01 LIFETIME LOVE (JAZZY BEAT/DEF BEAT) Joyce Sims, London 12in
04 05 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B and Rakim, Cooltempo 12in
05 15 JUST CALL Sherrick, Warner Bros 7in
06 04 DO IT PROPERLY (NO WAY BACK) Adonis (featuring 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican), London 12in
07 07 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (JEFFREY B YOUNG & DANGEROUS MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
08 06 I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES (EXTENDED MIX) Jackson Sisters, Urban 12in
09 10 THE GODFATHER Spoonie Gee, US Tuff City 12in
10 11 HAVE A NICE DAY Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
11 26 PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD Criminal Element Orchestra, US Criminal Records 12in
12 13 JUST GIVE THE DJ A BREAK/STRAIGHT FROM THE JUNGLE, Dynamix II, Cooltempo 12in
13 09 CROSS THE TRACK (EXTENDED)/SOUL POWER 74 Maceo & The Macks, Urban 12in
14 16 I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT (12” MIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
15 14 DANCING IN THE NIGHT Lanier & Co, Syncopate 12in
16 12 LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (ORIGINAL MIX/’SPECIAL DUTCH’ MIX)/LET ME DOWN EASY First Choice featuring Roshelle Fleming, Serious Records 12in
17 17 SCREAM (PRIMAL SCREAM) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
18 08 FAKE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
19 18 GOTTA FIND A WAY (1987 EDIT)/TAKE MY LOVE Russ Brown, 10 Records 12in
20 21 CARINO T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
21 24 ALWAYS (LP VERSION)/I’M IN LOVE Atlantic Starr, Warner Brothers 12in
22 20 WOMAN OF PRINCIPLE Trouble Funk, Fourth & Broadway 12in
23 25 HARD CORE (ON THE ONE) (JB IN HEAT/JB TRAXX II) Duane & Co, US Dance Mania Records 12in/Serious Records white label
24 23 I’M BAD LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
25 19 JAZZ IT UP Kool Chip featuring Toni Smith, Fourth & Broadway 12in
26 27 SONGBIRD (EXTENDED VERSION) Kenny G, Arista 12in
27 29 PAID IN FULL/AS THE RHYME GOES ON/MOVE THE CROWD/MY MELODY (DOPE MIX) Eric B. & Rakim, US 4th + B’way LP
28 35 ROK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
29 57 SERIOUS (EXTENDED VERSION) Deja, 10 Records 12in mailing list promo
30 52 THE REAL THING, PART II (INSTRUMENTAL)/WHO FOUND WHO (CLUB MIX) Jellybean, US Chrysalis 12in
31 73 CASANOVA (EXTENDED MIX VERSION) Levert, US Atlantic 12in
32 77 JUST CALL (HOT LINE MIX) Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in
33 44 I CAN’T FORGET (HAUNTED HOUSE MIX) Mr Lee, Breakout 12in
34 41 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
35 28 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) (REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
36 33 (I WANNA GET) CLOSE TO YOU/LET’S TALK IT OVER/KEEP IT UP/NEW LOVE/ULTIMATE LOVE/HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Vaneese Thomas, Geffen Records LP
37 64 THE OPERA HOUSE/AFRICAN MIX Jack E Makossa, Champion 12in
38 46 HOW SOON WE FORGET (EXTENDED VERSION) Colonel Abrams, US MCA Records 12in
39 30 SUCKER FOR CANDY (THE HOT CANDY KISS MIX) Rozlyn Sorrell, US Atlantic 12in
40 36 JUMP START (DANCE MIX) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
41 22 SHOW ME THE WAY Regina Belle, CBS 12in
42 55 NO TURNING BACK/YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE (LARRY LEVAN MIX)/DISCOVER David Joseph, Fourth & Broadway 12in
43 34 MAKE IT FUNKY (CLUB MIX) Ice-T, US Sire 12in
44 70 DOWNTOWN (REMIX)/I’M IN LOVE (REMIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
45 66 DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME/DON’T START A FIRE Janice Bulluck, US Wilbe Recording Corporation LP
46 47 FLM (ALTERNATIVE/MEGA CLUB VERSIONS) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
47 54 NEW GENERATION The Classical Two, Jive 12in
48 45 WISHING WELL (THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN MIX) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
49 58 TRAMP (REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in
50 31 DO IT PROPERLY (FIERCE CLUB MIX) 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, Cooltempo 12in
51 50 SO MANY TEARS/TAKE YOUR LOVE AWAY/PLEASE BE MINE Regina Belle, CBS LP
52 38 HOW COULD YOU BREAK MY HEART Bobby Womack, Arista 12in
53 37 DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER (NEW REMIX) Dennis Edwards featuring Siedah Garrett, Gordy 12in
54 61 NUDE PHOTO (RYTHIM MIX)/THE DANCE (LIVING ROOM MIX)/MOVE IT (ONLY MIX) Rythim Is Rythim, US Transmat 12in
55 75 IF YOU WERE MINE (DANCE MIX) Cheryl Lynn, US Manhattan 12in
56 — LET’S TALK IT OVER (EXTENDED VERSION) Vaneese Thomas, US Geffen Records 12in promo
57 83 GET LUCKY (GEORGE CLINTON MASTER MIX) Well Red, US Virgin 12in mailing list promo
58 94 JODY (THE DANCE HALL VERSION) Total Contrast, London 12in mailing list promo
59 42 ROCK THIS HOUSE/DUB MIX Hotline, Rhythm King 12in
60 40 SCREAM (THE JACK ‘N’ CHILL MIX) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
61 67 YOU USED TO HOLD ME Ralphi Rosario/THE JACKIN’ NATIONAL ANTHEM Ramos, Jack Trax/Indigo 12in
62 51 CHUNKY BUT FUNKY Heavy D and the Boyz, US MCA Records 12in
63 81 MEMORY/EASY LOVE/HEARTBREAK, SORROW AND PAIN James King, Expansion Records 12in
64 — SPECIAL F/X (REMIX) The Whispers, Solar 12in promo
65 72 OUT FOR THE COUNT Ian Foster, US MCA Records 12in
66 — ROADBLOCK (RARE DUB) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
67 re SMOOTH SAILIN’ TONIGHT (EXTENDED VERSION) The Isley Brothers, US Warner Bros 12in
68 63 SIMPLY MAGIC Feedback, Production House 12in
69 53 DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE (REMIX) The System, Atlantic 12in
70 95 JAZZ IT UP (SUMMERBEAT REMIX) Kool Chip featuring Toni Smith, Fourth & Broadway 12in
71 69 (YOU’RE PUTTIN’) A RUSH ON ME Stephanie Mills, MCA Records LP
72 49 (FEEL THE) RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT Fatback Band, Groove & Move 12in
73 87 THE FINEST INGREDIENTS (PART 1) DJ Mega-Mix Vol 1, DJ Mega-Mix 12in
74 — MO’ BASS/S.W.A.T. (GET DOWN)/LET’S GET IT ON/MASTER-BABY/LETHAL/THE RIDE/BURNING BED/ASK YO MAMA UTFO, US Select LP
75 — THE LOOK OF LOVE/SUMMER NIGHTS/SHIVAREE RIDE/KEEP IN TOUCH Grover Washington Jr, US Columbia LP
76 92 SHOW U HOW TO JACK (JACK YOUR BODY ROCK YOUR BODY) House Hustlers, Cooltempo 12in
77 86 FUNKY NASSAU (EXTENDED VERSION) The Beginning Of The End, Atlantic 12in
78 78 YA COLD WANNA BE WITH ME UTFO, US Select 12in
79 59 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY/FOR THE LOVE OF YOU Whitney Houston, Arista LP
80 re OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD (’87 EXTENDED MIX) The Gap Band, Club 12in
81 89 COME TOGETHER (CLUB VERSION) Hanson & Davis, US Fresh Records 12in
82 — ARE WE STRONG ENOUGH (ARTHUR BAKER NY REMIX) Paul Johnson, CBS 12in
83 68 SATISFIED (REMIX) Donna Allen, Portrait 12in
84 82 GO CUT CREATOR GO/THE BRISTOL HOTEL/THE BREAKTHROUGH/I NEED LOVE LL Cool J, Def Jam LP
85 99 SEND IT C.O.D. Sinnimon, US New Image 12in
86 — FIRE (GROUCHO SMYKLE REMIX)/TICKET TO RIDE Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
87 90 JACK IT ALL NIGHT LONG Bad Boy Bill, US DJ International Records 12in
88 re I THINK I’M OVER YOU Mini Curry, US Total Experience 12in
89 98 YOU’RE THE ONE I’VE BEEN DREAMING OF/CAN WE DO IT AGAIN James Robinson, Tabu 12in
90 re I REALLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU (SUMMER SOUL MIX) Rick Clarke & Emma, RCA 12in
91 84 ROCK THE HOUSE (MEDLEY) (PTS I & II) Mr K Mix by Special K, US TD Records Inc 12in
92 — BLOCK PARTY Doc Ti, US Next Plateau Records Inc 12in
93 — NIGHT PEOPLE/VICTIM/MOOD FOR LOVE/(CAN’T) GET YOU OUT OF MY SYSTEM/FORBIDDEN LOVE/DON’T LET IT BE TOO LATE/FOOLED AROUND (AND FELL IN LOVE)/I NEED YOUR LOVE John White, US Geffen LP
94 60 I FOUND LOVIN’ Steve Walsh, A1 Records 12in
95 88 DON’T HOLD BACK/HOLEBEATS/NATIVE BEAST/GIT THE HOLE Dem Niggas’, US Thomix Records 12in
96 — CHANGE (ALTERNATIVE MIX) David Grant, Polydor 12in
97 74 ROCK-A-LOTT (REMIX) Aretha Franklin, Arista 12in
98 — DON’T STOP THE LOVE Tongue In Cheek, Criminal Records 12in
99 — ALL BECAUSE OF YOU (REMIX) Beau Williams, Capitol Collectables 12in promo
100 — JUST WHAT I’VE BEEN MISSING/A KIND OF LOVE/WHEN YOU’LL BE MINE/YOU’RE THE ONE I’VE BEEN DREAMING OF James Robinson, US Tabu LP
01 02 SIGNAL YOUR INTENTION Kim Weston, Nightmare 12in
02 03 SHATTERED GLASS Laura Branigan, Atlantic 12in
03 01 IT’S A SIN Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
04 07 TOY BOY (THE EXTENDED BICEP MIX) Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
05 05 CALL ME Spagna, CBS 12in
06 12 NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK The Velvelettes, Nightmare 12in
07 04 ARMED ROBBERY Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
08 08 ELECTRICA SALSA/REMIX Off, Sonet 12in
09 09 BACKTRACK Shezwae Powell, Nightmare 12in
10 10 CASANOVA Jessica Williams, Passion 12in
11 06 PAPER MONEY Helena Springs, Arista 12in
12 13 MY HANDS ARE TIED Susan Wells, Nightmare 12in
13 29 I HEARD A RUMOUR Bananarama, London 12in
14 20 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING Marv Johnson & Carolyn Gill, Nightmare 12in
15 14 NOWHERE TO RUN One A.M., T-Mac 12in
16 22 FLM (ALTERNATIVE VERSION/MEGA CLUB VERSION) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
17 21 NO! MR BOOM BOOM Bodyheat, Diamond Records 12in
18 19 DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN Mary Wilson, Nightmare 12in
19 15 THE BIG BANG Fantasy Ten, Greyhound Label 12in
20 — ROCK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
21 18 GIMME SOME LOVING Fun Fun, Italian X-Energy 12in
22 17 DON’T FIGHT DESTINY Gary Wilmot, Columbia 12in
23 16 HEARTBEAT Vivien Vee, Italian X-Energy 12in
24 11 IT’S A SIN (IAN LEVINE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
25 27 TURN ME ON AGAIN Astaire, Passion 12in
26 — STEP BY STEP (ANGEL GABRIEL MIX) Taffy, TransGlobal/Rhythm King 12in
27 — EUROPEAN BOY (E.E.C. MIX) Splash, The Rocket Record Company 12in
28 — MON AMOUR DeBlanc, Diamond Records 12in
29 23 THIRD FINGER LEFT HAND Angie Gold, Passion 12in
30 26 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO Greg Stone, US Dice 12in
One thought on “August 1, 1987: Alexander O’Neal, Nitro Deluxe, Duane & Co, Dynamix II, Stephanie Mills”
This was the first week that I owned all of the tunes in the Disco chart Top 10 – and if it wasn’t for the continued presence of Alexander O’Neal’s ‘Fake’, that would have extended to the Top 20.