August 8, 1987: West Phillips, The Temptations, Anquette, Imagination, Tony Cofi

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

Rather irritatingly late in the day, the 121⅔bpm ‘Two Grooves Under One Nation Remix’ of Mel & Kim ‘FLM’ (Supreme Records SUPETX 113) has been hardened up with more of ‘Jack Your Body’ than their vocals, before suddenly becoming a remake of ‘Le Freak’! … Colourbox, augmented by scratchers CJ Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell, are the actual artistes cunningly disguised on “interesting” looking white labels of MARRS ‘Pump Up The Volume’ (4AD BAD 707), a vigorously pounding jittery 113bpm doom-laden instrumental in ‘Put The Needle To The Record’ style, the scam being blown by its undisguised matrix number (the one that’s engraved on every record in the run-out groove area, in this country usually the same as the actual catalogue number), which doesn’t stop it being a hot one! … PLASA, the Professional Lighting And Sound Association’s Light & Sound Show 87 is again at Hammersmith’s Novotel between Sunday-Wednesday September 6-9, entrance being free provided you return the official registration form before August 17 (otherwise £3 on the door): to get a form, apply (detailing your company or other professional capacity) to PLASA, 7 Highlight House, St Leonards Road, Eastbourne, Sussex BN21 3UH … Alexander O’Neal’s sizzling new album has been so long in coming because evidently earlier attempts were rejected by the label … Maceo & The Macks ‘Cross The Track’ apparently was withdrawn from release several weeks ago so that Urban could relaunch it (not that it isn’t still available on Serious Records’ ‘Dance Mania‘ compilation LP) … David ‘Pic’ Conley’s reissued remix was no sooner mentioned last week than yet another brand new very sparsely tapping tender dub-style 0-98bpm Love Mix also arrived of Surface ‘Happy’ (CBS 650393 9), trickier to use … Natalie Cole’s commercial pressing of ‘Jump Start’ turns out to be 0-122¾bpm, with ‘More Than The Stars’ 78¾bpm … Zuice keep trying with commercial dance product, returning later in the month on the 115¼bpm ‘I’m A Survivor‘ (115bpm US Mix), when surely a slower strong song would serve them better? … 10 Records have got around again to their annual reissue of Lonnie Hill ‘Galveston Bay‘ (TEN 111-12), the lovely mellow MoR swayer in its old 96⅔-97½bpm extended re-edit and 96½-97⅙ LP versions, as before … Andros Georgiou’s secretive Bee Gees pop revival, the 102bpm Boogie Box High ‘Jive Talkin’‘ (Hardback BOSS 4), as several jocks have discovered is flipped by a whistle-blowing percussive 115⅔bpm house-ish ‘Rhythm Talkin’ (Part 1)‘ instrumental that bears no relation to the top side … Fourth & Broadway has lost not only Ian Dewhirst but also Jon Williams, the Latter to Jive as an A&R man … Southern Sound Radio’s charity appeal Light-A-Laser has a star studded night this Thursday (August 6) at Worthing’s Carioca Club, co-hosted by resident jock Andy Heryet … Simon Dunmore and Dean Thatcher’s funk ‘n soul Rhythm Zone night, this one with guest Gilles Peterson, is as usual at Northolt’s C&L Country Club but now the first Friday of every month (thus this Friday, Aug 7) … Neil Rushton combines upfront soul and house with quality oldies this Friday and Saturday (Aug 7/8) at Burntwood No 7’s, in the Walsall/Cannock area … Shaun Williams turns it up Tuesdays from 10.15pm (only pre-paid ticket admission after 11pm) playing hard grooves, house and rap at Worcester’s The Pavilion, where promotions manager Andy King is always after PA’s on 0905-612428 … James Lewis’s Tuesday soul nights at Bridgend Astons go from strength to strength: last week he had not only Nat Augustin but also Rick Clarke & Emma there – a pity though the club bars people in jeans, no matter whom, which means that on a spur of the moment visit I didn’t get in! … Swansea Martha’s Vineyard now has giant screen video installed, resident soul DJ Jeff Thomas however being restricted by a shortage of black music videos to show (a common complaint) … Steve Wiggins (Barry), another of the few DJs in South Wales who do break new music (as I can vouch, since the Seventies), wonders what it takes to get through to some DJ mailing list operators … lain Norman is delighted to find his new Wednesday funk ‘n soul venue, Ipswich’s classy La Dolce Vita, is equipped with SL1200 turntables (the mixing DJ’s fave) … John Stapleton,the hip hop/rare groove-playing Dr Jam of Defcon 2, joins funk/house-spinning Chris Carrad on Wednesdays at Bristol’s Hollywood … Graeme Park, the def dude, is now hard ‘n heavy most Saturdays at Derby’s 20th Century Complex, only doing the odd night still at Nottingham’s Barracuda as he’s getting so many one night guest slots around the nation … Dennis Edwards chose a good time to rejoin the Temptations … The Surfaris’ classic ‘Wipeout’ has been revived not only by the Fat Boys, but also by Herbie Hancock for an Annette Funicello/Frankie Avalon comeback bikini beach party movie, ‘Back To The Beach’! … David Grant’s review, the top one in an old batch of unprinted overmatter, finally ended up being printed by mistake as lead review in this column, following which his record made its first showing in the national Top 100 (and then our Disco chart) — could there be any connection?! … Theo Loyla (no unfriendly attack intended) is as usual whingeing on about our black music chart not reflecting the music played in pop clubs, his undeclared main beef, of course, being that the records he plugs for Bullet Disco/Club Promotion are in the main unlikely to appear in it because they tend to be pop records (and Theo does love to list all the charts his “hits” appear in, no matter from what country)! … LAH DEE DAH DEE!


HOT VINYL

WEST PHILLIPS ‘Tell Me’ (Kool Kat KOOL T7, via PRT)
Recently on hard to find import, this galloping jack track is here in a UK-only violently frantic 122¾bpm instrumental Crucial Mix, which accentuates the clichés, a good 122bpm Dub Mix, exciting simple 121⅓-0bpm vocal (inexplicably called Eurobeat) and 121bpm Bonus Beats. Basic raw stuff, to jack your body not your mind.

THE TEMPTATIONS ‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone’ (1987 Remix)’ (Motown ZT 41432)
First fruit from apparently a whole album’s worth of Motown classics completely revamped by young New York remixer Freddy Bastone, this 121bpm restructuring retains just some of the original vocal and bits of instrumental over a remade (but actually not that modern) rhythm track, easier to use than the interminably introed 1972 original (Dub Remix flip, and 1966’s original short 120-119-117½bpm ‘Ain’t Too Proud To Beg’, the song currently featured in a TV commercial).

ANQUETTE ‘Ghetto Style’ (US Luke Skyywalker GR 107)
Roxanne Shanté style, more like, this 108bpm female rap strongly scratches in all the usual current rare grooves to make it a perfect fit for now without being one of the actual innovators (instrumental too), the flip’s frantic 113-132½bpm ‘Shake It (Do The 61st)‘ being full of Bobby Byrd “getting on up”.

IMAGINATION ‘The Last Time (The Long Cool Mix)’ (RCA IMAG 1)
Nick Martinelli-produced cool sweet falsetto haunting 88bpm slow swayer, a commendable return to their original credibility without possibly having a commercial enough song to make it more than just a soul smash.

TONY COFI ‘No One’s Gonna Love You (Club Mix)’ (Intouch TWELVE 003, via Spartan)
Quite an accurate 99-0bpm revival by a Nottingham saxist (with vocal refrains from Davina Wright) of the typically ticking Jam & Lewis-penned SOS Band oldie (two more instrumental B-side mixes too), the sax making it different and a pleasant enough alternative to the real thing it so closely resembles.

DENISE MOTTO PLUS SCOOBY SWIFT, 2 BRUMMIES A COCKNEY AND A MANCUNIAN ‘Doing It Properly Is XTC’ (Kool Kat KOOL TR1, Via PRT)
Trax Records apparently claimed late last year that Dense Motto’s ‘IMNXTC’ borrowed from Adonis’s ‘No Way Back’, before the latter sparked off the whole 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican saga to which this also belongs, as Birmingham’s champion scratcher Scooby Swift with new instrumental additions has now created an opportunistic (0-)126¼-126½-126¾-126¼bpm ‘Do It Properly’-styled re-remix of his scratch mix of the Motto track. Denise’s 127½bpm original ‘IMNXTC‘ jack track remains as flip, together with the first 127⅔-128-127⅔bpm Scooby Swift Scratch Mix (which was a huge import house hit in Chicago!).

WELL RED ‘Get Lucky (Master Mix)’ (Virgin VS 977-12)
George Clinton-mixed drawling clipped brightly jiggling 108⅔bpm wriggly burbling rambler easing into a typically Clintonesque though quite gentle P’funk groove (Dubb flip), a good feeling more than a song.

DELICIOUS ‘Stop Playing’ (US Rooftop Records RT 004)
Fred McFarlane-backed naggingly familiar lurching 107⅔bpm simple timeless disco loper sweetly lisped by a plaintive girl (in two mixes), a possible “sleeper” worth checking.

You will have noticed from last week’s Disco chart that the import LPs by UTFO, Grover Washington Jr, John White and James Robinson have been fully BPM-ed, but unfortunately I left them until last before my deadline to review — and then the ‘phone never stopped ringing with people who by now should know better than to call me on a Friday afternoon! Sorry there consequently wasn’t time to write full reviews this week.

KREAMCICLE ‘Work Ya Body’ (US New Image NIR 9988)
Girls wailed bright dated 120¾bpm house-ish bounder full in fact of many of the old disco clichés of about six years ago or more, making good retrogressive fun (instrumental flip) that’s been building DJ support for several weeks.

TOTAL CONTRAST ‘Jody (The Dance Hall Version)’ (London LONX 142)
Steve Harvey-produced, Timmy Regisford-remixed, sparsely pattering and snapping nervily jittery 119¼bpm spurting lurcher with shrill falsetto accents (in three commercial mixes), competent but no world shaker.

SYBIL ‘My Love Is Guaranteed’ (Champion CHAMP 12-55)
Although her usual American producers created it, this mechanically propelled jerkily pulsing 118¾bpm jittery canterer has what amounts to a Hi-NRG backing of the type normally associated more with Ian Levine’s productions (dub/instrumental flip), but is bright and breezy as a result.

TROUBLE ‘Trouble In My Life (Trouble In The House Mix)’ (MDM Records MDM 19-13, via 10 Records)
Far friendlier than their moody name suggests, this commercially-pitched British trio have been suffering from somewhat insensitive over-promotion. Now, Temptations mixing Freddy Bastone has done a denser, more smoothly tugging, less jittery, 109⅔bpm remix that’s vocally still Bananarama-ish with digital male stutters, flipped by the more brightly jiggling but less substantial 109bpm Arthur Baker mix, the two together making good value.

THE VALENTINE BROTHERS ‘No Better Love (Remix)’ (EMI America 12EA 235)
Naggingly familiar-seeming strong classy self-produced easily strolling 0-101½bpm thudding soul slinker (dub/edit too), a bit of a grower that’s finally shaping up as a club hit at last for the duo who originated ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’.

PLEASURE PUMP ‘Fantasize Me’ (Serious Records OUS 6)
A proper song despite some house elements, this girls cooed sprightly light 121bpm buoyant bass-driven bounding canterer (in four mixes) has much of Sybil’s old haunting flavour and did quite well some months back on import.

PRINCE ‘U Got The Look (Long Look)’ (Paisley Park W8289T)
Much extended 0-121- 122-0bpm remix of the rockily bounding pop duet with (uncredited) Sheena Easton, flipped (edit too) for funk fans by a 0-115½-0bpm jiggly driving ‘7 Minute MoQuake’ mix of the almost rare groove and house combining (though still purple) ‘Housequake’.

BEASTIE BOYS ‘She’s On It’ (Def Jam BEAST T2)
Reissued stale old raucous 0-140¼-0bpm rock rap strictly for the pop market, flipped by the def but now less than fresh scratching 94½bpm ‘Hold It, Now Hit It’ and 0-84bpm ‘Slow And Low’.

KING TEE The Coolest’ (US Techno-Hop Records THR-17)
Produced by DJ Pooh and Unknown this bragging bumpily slinky 89⅓-0bpm rap uses a rare groove that’ll prick up the knowledgeable’s ears (it’s repeated as a bonus beat), with a drier subdued verbally bouncing 93½-94-0bpm ‘Ya Better Bring A Gun‘ flip by King Tee and Mixmaster Spade with the Compton Posse.

DIONNE WARWICK & JEFFREY OSBORNE ‘Love Power’ (Arista RIST 27)
An extremely polished Adult Contemporary radio-aimed 116⅓bpm swayer prod/penned by Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager with Kenny G on alto sax (no wonder label owning Clive Davis is executive producer — he knows a commercial move or two!), while on Dionne’s solo flip the Bacharachs produce the similarly pleasant 113⅓bpm ‘In A World Such As This‘ and Barry Manilow the 0-97⅓bpm ‘No One In The World‘, all timelessly typical easy listening.

CHARLIE ROBERTS ‘Blowin’ My Mind (With Your Body)’ (Arista RIST 25)
Alexander O’Neal-ish tugging 105½bpm monotonously rolling soul jogger (in three versions) by a singer-songwriter from Antigua, likely to arouse some curiosity before being passed over in favour of the now abundantly available real O’Neal.

GLENN JONES ‘We’ve Only Just Begun (The Romance Is Not Over)’ (US Jive 1058-1- JD)
Tortuous tender slow 87½bpm ticker created by The SOS Band’s Timmy Allen but more — much more, in fact quite ludicrously — like Freddie Jackson’s style (inst/edit flip), which doesn’t, of course, make it unpleasant, just predictable.

BAM BOO ‘It’s All In Your Mind’ (US Fourth Floor Records FF 487)
So, Lenny Dee & Tommy Musto (who created this too) were actually meant all along to be billed as Bam Boo, the “Bam Boo” follow-up being a far less impressive electronically skittering 115½bpm dull wriggly rattler (in two mixes) that’s nevertheless selling – on name appeal?

52nd STREET ‘Are You Receiving Me?’ (10 Records TEN T 163)
Morse-introed tapping 111bpm juddery roller with slightly pop-stitched girl/guy vocal interplay, produced by Lenny White (so-called Acappella dub flip, and Five Star-ish 121½bpm ‘Make Up Your Mind)’.

JODY WATLEY ‘Still A Thrill’ (MCA Records MCAT 1168)
Boringly bashing 110-0bpm Grace Jones-type monotonous jiggler (inst/acappella flip), a disappointingly dull follow-up.

PHIL FEARON ‘Nothing Is Too Good For You’ (Ensign PFX 3)
Tony Stone-penned slowly starting but eventually lurching cornily dated 56½-103bpm roller, a bit top heavy in production technique (lighter textured 7 inch Version and Bonus Beats flip, plus the hi-hat hustled cantering gently 118¼bpm ‘You Still Got My Love’).

WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS ‘Rock The Clock’ (Jive JIVE T 145)
Unconvincing pop-aimed girlish almost Bow Wow Wow-like 0-99⅚-0bpm rap treatment of ‘Rock Around The Clock’ with lines cut in from Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Brenda Lee and more, flipped (inst too) by the ‘Funky Like A Train’-quoting 90bpm ‘Hut Hut The Beat’.


UK DISCO TOP 100 – August 8, 1987

01 01 ROADBLOCK Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
02 02 LAST NIGHT Kid ‘N Play, Cooltempo 12in
03 05 JUST CALL Sherrick, Warner Bros 7in
04 07 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (JEFFREY B YOUNG & DANGEROUS MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
05 10 HAVE A NICE DAY Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
06 03 LIFETIME LOVE (JAZZY BEAT/DEF BEAT) Joyce Sims, London 12in
07 09 THE GODFATHER Spoonie Gee, US Tuff City 12in
08 14 I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT (12” MIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
09 11 PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD Criminal Element Orchestra, US Criminal Records 12in
10 12 JUST GIVE THE DJ A BREAK/STRAIGHT FROM THE JUNGLE, Dynamix II, Cooltempo 12in
11 04 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B and Rakim, Cooltempo 12in
12 32 JUST CALL (COLLECT CALL MIX/HOT LINE MIX) Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in
13 06 DO IT PROPERLY (NO WAY BACK) Adonis (featuring 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican), London 12in
14 27 PAID IN FULL/AS THE RHYME GOES ON/MOVE THE CROWD/MY MELODY (DOPE MIX) Eric B. & Rakim, US 4th + B’way LP
15 44 DOWNTOWN (REMIX)/I’M IN LOVE (REMIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
16 31 CASANOVA (EXTENDED MIX VERSION) Levert, US Atlantic 12in
17 08 I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES (EXTENDED MIX) Jackson Sisters, Urban 12in
18 — NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS (with Cherrelle)/HEARSAY/WHEN THE PARTY’S OVER/(WHAT CAN I SAY) TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME/SUNSHINE/CRYING OVERTIME/THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
19 19 GOTTA FIND A WAY (1987 EDIT)/TAKE MY LOVE Russ Brown, 10 Records 12in
20 33 I CAN’T FORGET (HAUNTED HOUSE MIX) Mr Lee, Breakout 12in
21 34 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
22 16 LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (ORIGINAL MIX) First Choice featuring Roshelle Fleming, Serious Records 12in
23 17 SCREAM (PRIMAL SCREAM) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
24 29 SERIOUS (EXTENDED VERSION) Deja, 10 Records 12in
25 71 (YOU’RE PUTTIN’) A RUSH ON ME (EXTENDED CLUB MIX/RADIO EDIT) Stephanie Mills, US MCA Records 12in
26 18 FAKE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
27 38 HOW SOON WE FORGET (EXTENDED VERSION) Colonel Abrams, US MCA Records 12in
28 — NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley, RCA 12in
29 26 SONGBIRD (EXTENDED VERSION) Kenny G, Arista 12in
30 21 ALWAYS (LP VERSION) Atlantic Starr, Warner Brothers 12in
31 20 CARINO T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
32 25 JAZZ IT UP Kool Chip featuring Toni Smith, Fourth & Broadway 12in
33 15 DANCING IN THE NIGHT Lanier & Co, Syncopate 12in
34 23 HARD CORE (ON THE ONE) (JB IN HEAT/JB TRAXX II/LOWDOWN ‘N’ FUNKY/AT THE ORGAN) Duane & Co, Serious 12in
35 36 (I WANNA GET) CLOSE TO YOU/LET’S TALK IT OVER/KEEP IT UP/HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Vaneese Thomas, Geffen Records LP
36 30 THE REAL THING, PART II (INSTRUMENTAL)/WHO FOUND WHO (CLUB MIX) Jellybean, US Chrysalis 12in
37 57 GET LUCKY (GEORGE CLINTON MASTER MIX) Well Red, US Virgin 12in
38 37 THE OPERA HOUSE/AFRICAN MIX Jack E Makossa, Champion 12in
39 24 I’M BAD LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
40 42 NO TURNING BACK/YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE (LARRY LEVAN MIX)/DISCOVER David Joseph, Fourth & Broadway 12in
41 28 ROK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
42 46 FLM (ALTERNATIVE/MEGA CLUB VERSIONS) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
43 49 TRAMP (REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in
44 43 MAKE IT FUNKY (CLUB MIX) Ice-T, US Sire 12in
45 — FLM (TWO GROOVES UNDER ONE NATION REMIX) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
46 58 JODY (THE DANCE HALL VERSION) Total Contrast, London 12in mailing list promo
47 40 JUMP START (DANCE MIX) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
48 39 SUCKER FOR CANDY (THE HOT CANDY KISS MIX) Rozlyn Sorrell, US Atlantic 12in
49 82 ARE WE STRONG ENOUGH (ARTHUR BAKER NY REMIX) Paul Johnson, CBS 12in
50 55 IF YOU WERE MINE (DANCE MIX) Cheryl Lynn, US Manhattan 12in
51 64 SPECIAL F/X (REMIX) The Whispers, Solar 12in mailing list promo
52 56 LET’S TALK IT OVER (EXTENDED VERSION) Vaneese Thomas, US Geffen Records 12in promo
53 78 YA COLD WANNA BE WITH ME UTFO, US Select 12in
54 41 SHOW ME THE WAY Regina Belle, CBS 12in
55 53 DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER (NEW REMIX) Dennis Edwards featuring Siedah Garrett, Gordy 12in
56 45 DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME/DON’T START A FIRE Janice Bulluck, US Wilbe Recording Corporation LP
57 — PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE (1987 FREDDY BASTONE REMIX) The Temptations, Motown 12in
58 — LOVE IS A HOUSE Force MDs, Tommy Boy/WEA 12in
59 51 SO MANY TEARS Regina Belle, CBS LP
60 54 NUDE PHOTO (RYTHIM MIX)/THE DANCE (LIVING ROOM MIX)/MOVE IT (ONLY MIX) Rythim Is Rythim, US Transmat 12in
61 62 CHUNKY BUT FUNKY Heavy D and the Boyz, US MCA Records 12in
62 48 WISHING WELL (THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN MIX) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
63 66 ROADBLOCK (RARE DUB) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
64 52 HOW COULD YOU BREAK MY HEART Bobby Womack, Arista 12in
65 — MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED Sybil, US Next Plateau Inc 12in/Champion promo
66 — I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett, Epic 12in
67 65 OUT FOR THE COUNT Ian Foster, US MCA Records 12in
68 69 DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE (REMIX) The System, Atlantic 12in
69 — THE B-FATS B-Fats, US Rooftop Records 12in
70 99 ALL BECAUSE OF YOU (REMIX) Beau Williams/IF YOU WERE MINE (DANCE MIX) Cheryl Lynn, Capitol Collectables 12in promo
71 — NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO (CLUB VERSION) Chandra Simmons, US Fresh Records 12in
72 76 SHOW U HOW TO JACK (JACK YOUR BODY ROCK YOUR BODY) House Hustlers, Cooltempo 12in
73 68 SIMPLY MAGIC Feedback, Production House 12in
74 61 YOU USED TO HOLD ME Ralphi Rosario/THE JACKIN’ NATIONAL ANTHEM Ramos, Jack Trax/Indigo 12in
75 70 JAZZ IT UP (SUMMERBEAT REMIX) Kool Chip featuring Toni Smith, Fourth & Broadway 12in
76 63 MEMORY/EASY LOVE/HEARTBREAK, SORROW AND PAIN James King, Expansion Records 12in
77 re LIES (EXTENDED VERSION) Jonathan Butler, Jive 12in
78 93 NIGHT PEOPLE/VICTIM/I NEED YOUR LOVE John White, US Geffen LP
79 80 OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD (’87 EXTENDED MIX) The Gap Band, Club 12in
80 — THAT GIRL Nat Augustin, Breakout 12in
81 — NO ONE’S GONNA LOVE YOU (CLUB MIX) Tony Cofi, Intouch 12in
82 re FANTASIZE ME (CLUB) Pleasure Pump, Serious Records 12in
83 re CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (AT LAST THE DANCE MIX)/PASSIONATE (JAM TODAY REMIX) Keni Stevens, Jam Today 12in
84 98 DON’T STOP THE LOVE Tongue In Cheek, Criminal Records 12in
85 60 SCREAM (THE JACK ‘N’ CHILL MIX) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
86 75 SUMMER NIGHTS/THE LOOK OF LOVE Grover Washington Jr, US Columbia LP
87 67 SMOOTH SAILIN’ TONIGHT (EXTENDED VERSION) The Isley Brothers, US Warner Bros 12in
88 74 MO’ BASS/S.W.A.T. (GET DOWN)/LET’S GET IT ON UTFO, US Select LP
89 89 YOU’RE THE ONE I’VE BEEN DREAMING OF/CAN WE DO IT AGAIN James Robinson, Tabu 12in
90 73 THE FINEST INGREDIENTS (PART 1) Norman Housemartin, DJ Mega-Mix Vol 1 12in
91 81 COME TOGETHER (CLUB VERSION) Hanson & Davis, US Fresh Records 12in
92 — HOT MIX 1 The Bootleggers, Polo 12in
93 re THIS BEAT KICKS (CHAD BEAT REMIX) T La Rock, 10 Records 12in
94 — NO BETTER LOVE (REMIX) The Valentine Brothers, EMI America 12in
95 100 JUST WHAT I’VE BEEN MISSING/A KIND OF LOVE/WHEN YOU’LL BE MINE/GUILTY James Robinson, US Tabu LP
96 re TWO CAN PLAY AT THAT GAME/ALL THE WAY WITH YOU/ONCE HAD YOUR LOVE (AND I CAN’T LET GO)/TENDER MOMENTS/FEELS SO GOOD TO ME Peggi Blu, Capitol LP
97 — MY FAVOURITE PERSON/SUMMER FLING/USE TA BE MY GIRL The O’Jays, Epic 12in promo
98 re 007 LICENSED TO CHILL (JAMES BOND THEME) Jax, Urban 12in promo
99 — CARINO (HOT REMIX) T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
100= — DAVY’S RIDE/FEEL FOR YOU/BUSTIN’ LOOSE/OHH GIRL Davy D, Def Jam 12in
100= — MOVIN’ ON Carolyn Harding, Magnetic Dance 12in


HI-NRG

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 06 NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK The Velvelettes, Nightmare 12in
05 24 IT’S A SIN (IAN LEVINE REMIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
06 04 TOY BOY (THE EXTENDED BICEP MIX) Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
07 05 CALL ME Spagna, CBS 12in
08 10 CASANOVA Jessica Williams, Passion 12in
09 13 I HEARD A RUMOUR (MIAMI MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
10 07 ARMED ROBBERY Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
11 08 ELECTRICA SALSA/REMIX Off, Sonet 12in
12 23 HEARTBEAT Vivien Vee, Italian X-Energy 12in
13 09 BACKTRACK Shezwae Powell, Nightmare 12in
14 11 PAPER MONEY Helena Springs, Arista 12in
15 15 NOWHERE TO RUN One A.M., T-Mac 12in
16 21 GIMME SOME LOVING Fun Fun, Italian X-Energy 12in
17 — SATISFY MY DESIRE Havana, US Wow 12in
18 26 STEP BY STEP (ANGEL GABRIEL MIX) Taffy, TransGlobal/Rhythm King 12in
19 14 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING Marv Johnson & Carolyn Gill, Nightmare 12in
20 12 MY HANDS ARE TIED Susan Wells, Nightmare 12in
21 — HARD HITTING LOVE Man To Man, Nightmare 12in
22 16 FLM (ALTERNATIVE VERSION/MEGA CLUB VERSION) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
23 27 EUROPEAN BOY (E.E.C. MIX) Splash, The Rocket Record Company 12in
24 22 DON’T FIGHT DESTINY Gary Wilmot, Columbia 12in
25 17 NO! MR BOOM BOOM Bodyheat, Diamond Records 12in
26 18 DON’T GET MAD, GET EVEN Mary Wilson, Nightmare 12in
27 28 MON AMOUR DeBlanc, Diamond Records 12in
28 19 THE BIG BANG Fantasy Ten, Greyhound Label 12in
29 30 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO Greg Stone, US Dice 12in
30 re CHICA BOOM Silver Pozzoli, Italian Many 12in

4 thoughts on “August 8, 1987: West Phillips, The Temptations, Anquette, Imagination, Tony Cofi”

  1. The time that Pete Waterman spent laboriously scratching out the matrix numbers on the run-outs of “Roadblock” might have bought the track a brief period of mystery, but MARRS’s lack of attention to detail sees their white label instantly unmasked – and the relationship between Stock Aitken Waterman and MARRS is going to become increasingly strained over the next few weeks, as we shall see.

    Meanwhile, it’s all over for Maceo & The Macks this week, as ‘Cross The Track’ disappears from the Disco chart, from last week’s position of #13. That’s the most precipitous fall we’ve ever seen, I think.

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  2. James usually reviews all the tunes which make the dance chart – but unusually he doesn’t seem to so much as mentioned the Cookie Crews ‘ Rok Da House’ which was a fair-sized dance chart hit. Is this true or am I blind and have just missed it?

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  3. Oh yes – I am blind!
    Maybe certain DJs viewed it as “pop rap” and so didn’t play it and therefore doomed it to its poor disco chart showing.

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