August 22, 1987: Private Party, Fresh Gordon, Longsy D. & Cut Master M.C., M|A|R|R|S, Coldcut

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

ALAN JONES had done the chart, I had left the space, nobody else knew anything about it — consequently, the Pop Dance chart did not make its debut here last week, although right now it should be along with the Black Dance and Hi-NRG ones in the main charts section! … Phil Harding did the PWL Mix of Sybil ‘My Love Is Guaranteed’, but he and Pete Waterman have already created yet another totally different 118⅓bpm Red Ink Mix (Champion CHAMPR 1255), based unbelievably — in the most brazen scam to date — on the only just released M|A|R|R|S ‘Pump Up The Volume’, copying its beefy bounce and with a more houseified instrumental Part 2 … Phil Harding, having also turned the Two Grooves Under One Nation Remix of Mel & Kim ‘FLM’ into a mixture of ‘Jack Your Body/Do It Properly’ and ‘Le Freak’ (the flip’s a useful 121¾bpm instrumental dub of the remix, incidentally), has now given the same treatment actually to Chic ‘Le Freak’, making a 120⅓-120-120¼-121-120¾bpm ‘Jack Le Freak’ mix that includes some Mel & Kim and unfortunately is only on WEA promo! … Mike Allen has turned up at London’s “talk” station, LBC, hosting a weeknight phone-in plus (now that the station has a music licence) a Sunday 3-5pm hip hop show which will regularly feature world mixing champion Chad Jackson – meanwhile, another long established black music presenter at Capital Radio seems likely to be moving on, as well … Jeff Young is indeed moving to bigger (and, hopefully, better) radio employment … BBC Radio 1 apparently is planning to increase its coverage of “dance music”, with programmes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from next month, prior to the October start of full FM transmission (at first just in the South and Scotland, other areas following as wavelengths are allocated) … Chris Hill has a weekly Saturday 8-11pm show on the new Radio 107 – in Hamburg, Germany! – flying over every fortnight to record the shows, on which he plays all the brand new black stuff in similar style to New York’s WBLS, talking in English … Nick Halkes, most recently jocking at London’s Maximus, has had a dream holiday job on student exchange in New York, working actually at WBLS in the programming department, compiling charts, filing records and dealing with pluggers: he suggests that UK record companies wanting to build a buzz on their material ahead of US release should sent it to his boss, Bobby Konders, Programming, WBLS Radio, 801 2nd Avenue, NYC, NY 10017 – recent UK soul hits playlisted like this on import have included Black Britain, Kenni Stevens and, of course, Stock Aitken Waterman (which will be on A&M in the US too) … Marley Marl, who does a daily lunchtime megamix  on ‘BLS’ has been producing house music with Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk … Fourth & Broadway, with Julian Palmer at the helm, will need a new young club promotions person – call Sue Hyams on 01-741 1511 after September 1 … Lyndon T has replaced Paul Oakenfold as plugger at Champion … Matt Black and Jonathan More have set up Ahead Of Our Time Records for their own cold cuts and other hot hip hop creations … Sherrick and Colonel Abrams have hot LPs in now, check the Black Dance chart for BPMs … Kenny G’s success has inspired the reissue of last year’s 93bpm sinuous sax instrumental, Direct Drive featuring Stan Stultzman ‘Oh Yeah’ (DDR GOT 1, via PRT) … Whitney Houston’s newie is the dead slow starting slushy 0-32-65¼-obpm ‘Didn’t We Almost Have It All’, nothing about the package being vital for discos … Colonel Abrams ‘How Soon We Forget’ would appear to be out here, but as the UK pressing was not serviced for review one must assume that it too is (0-)117½bpm … Nitro Deluxe’s ‘Let’s Get Brutal (Mega Mix)’ oddly appears to be only a promo … Tonya Wynne, recently featured singer with Stardom Groove, is now less well publicised as vocalist on 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican … Birmingham scratcher Scooby Swift’s latest 2 Brummies A Cockney And A Mancunian remix of Denise Motto’s ‘IMNXTC’ could well be the first UK house mix released by a Chicago label, Play House Records releasing it there as the Union Jack Mix (like it!) … Thursday (Aug 20) Ian Reading previews Southend’s revamped and slightly renamed Zero Discotheque (previously Zero Six) … Nicky Holloway has another of his highly recommended Doo At The Zoo nights in London’s Regent Park this Saturday (Aug 22), with Pete Tong, Gilles Peterson, Chris Brown, Bob Jones, Chris Bangs, and a great atmosphere – advance tickets only, on 01-439 2628 (the number also for the Boscombe Weekender over August 29-31) … Kev Ashton, DJ Danny, Butch Robertson and more are funking the charity Redruth soul alldayer at the Peventon Hotel this Sunday (Aug 23), 3.30-11.30pm … Cardiff’s Red Dragon Radio soul presenter Ian Bruce now spins the soul downstairs in the wine bar while James Lewis is funkin’ upstairs on Tuesdays at Bridgend’s Astons … British Phonographic Industry sleuths apparently are deciding just which record shops to bust in their clampdown on the “rare groove”-encouraged soul bootleg industry … rm has the Beats Per Minute you can trust, to be consistent, correct, and “updated” for every different mix … LAH DEE DAH DEE!


Aniela, a hot mixer who took a course at Les Adams’ studio and trained with Marie Thompson at Stringfellows, these days jocks alongside Brian Mason at Cricklewood’s Ashtons every Friday – and this Friday, you won’t only see her but also a heat of the National Miss Wet T-Shirt contest at the club. Reason enough for going?


HOT VINYL

PRIVATE PARTY ‘Tennents’ (IMW 1201, via Red Rhino/Cartel)
Londoners PJ Tickle and Smiley C rap the praises of their favourite brew with such as the Seven Dwarfs scratched into the 98⅓bpm jitter by Scratch Master Dr K (centre, below), while Thunderbirds and Muppets make the 107⅚bpm ‘Puppet Capers‘ flip even more fun, for a wide audience (though maybe not so much for the floor). This is the first release from Islington Music Workshop’s co-operative community label. They seem to mean business!

FRESH GORDON ‘Feelin’ James’ (US Tommy Boy TB 901)
An American ‘Roadblock’, this sinuously jiggly 97bpm funk half-stepper continuously cuts in sampled grunts and phrases by James Brown, and “you got it” from Bobby Byrd’s ‘I Know You Got Soul’ (edit too), flipped by the more routinely rapped ‘n scratched jittery 96½bpm ‘I Believe In Music’ with ‘The Champ’ amongst its beats.

LONGSY D. AND CUT MASTER M.C. ‘Hip Hop Reggae’ (Big One VV Big 5)
Taking over as the definitive hip hop reggae fusion and fun enough to be a crossover smash too, this jerkily jumping 90½-90⅓bpm delight combines rapping, toasting, scratching, rare grooves, Bobby Byrd, The Mohawks, and an ace Delroy Wilson rhythm (instrumental 90⅓bpm PA Version, emptier 90bpm Original, sparse 90⅙bpm Beats).

M|A|R|R|S ‘Pump Up The Volume’ (4AD BAD 707)
Having built such a buzz on promo that it’s even been copied in the latest Sybil remix (see Odds ‘n’ Bods) before it came out, this bass bounced vigorously pounding ominous 112¾bpm jittery groove in the Criminal Element Orchestra mould is the work of Colourbox and A R Kane members with rare groove beats and scratching by CJ Mackintosh and Dave Dorrell. A sizzler!

COLDCUT featuring FLOORMASTER SQUEEZE ‘Beats + Pieces’ (Ahead Of Our Time AHED 1201)
Cold cutters Matt Black and Jonathan More kick off their own label with a massive 104-103½-0bpm scratch that chucks Vivaldi and Dr Who in with James Brown, Ted Nugent, and a whole lot more in a blazing display (bare 0-103½-103⅚bpm beats flip). Say kids, what time is it?

D.J. SHORT & MAX ZEKE ‘My Phone’ (US Hechomance Records HE 101)
Going the whole hog, James Brown’s ‘Sex Machine’ is the beat dropped in behind this consequently slightly strong jittery 101½bpm rap ‘n scratch (inst flip).

SPANISH PRINCE ‘Dance Everybody Dance’ (US 4th + B’way BWAY-442)
Drily jittering 0-100⅚bpm rap with old fashioned “whoa-oh” chants and cut-ins of the Jackson 5’s currently rare groove-revived ‘I Want You Back’ (can a national number two hit be considered “rare”?), flipped by the gentler jiggling 0-98½bpm ‘Maria’, both sides in three mixes.

INTRIGUE ‘Together Forever’ (US Cooltempo 4V9 43140)
The pedigree of this ‘Fly Girl’-ish cool wriggle shuffling (0-)107½bpm jiggler, soulfully sung with rich harmony support, becomes even more apparent when you see it’s written by Leroy Burgess & Sonny Davenport, produced by Allen George & Fred McFarlane, mixed by Timmy Regisford & Mario Salvati (dub/edit flip).

CHERYL GLASGOW ‘Glued To The Spot’ (Live Records ALIVE T-5, via Jet Star)
The Haringey social worker’s enchanting shuffling 106-106⅓bpm samba from earlier in the spring has been remixed and re-released for a deserved second shot, and is already all over London’s radio.

JOHNNY HATES JAZZ ‘I Don’t Want To Be A Hero’ (Virgin VST 1000)
Excellent tightly lurching 112½bpm blue eyed soul loper with more than a hint of Chic’s ‘Good Times’ rhythm, so good that I for one won’t resent it hitting the Black Dance chart!

WAX MASTER TOREY ‘Pop Sax’ (US B Boy Records BB 4725)
Coming as a welcome relief from an unexpected quarter, this terrific simple lightly jiggling 105¼bpm jazzy sax and keyboards instrumental is on the flip of the stark juddery fast-talking 93-0bpm ‘Duck Season’ rap (inst too).

DALIS ‘Rock Steady’ (US Trax Records TX144)
Aretha Franklin’s oldie goes “house” in a brassily bounding frantic rattling 119¾-119⅔-119½-119⅓-119¼-119bpm vocal revival (edit too), far hotter provincially than in London where it’s been all but ignored, although the flip’s 119⅔-119¼-118¾-118⅔bpm instrumental is really exciting with snarling and honking sax creating almost ‘Do It Properly’-like intensity, well worth hearing.

THOMPSON & LENOIR ‘Can’t Stop The House’ (US House Records HJA 870001)
Adonis-produced nervily skittering jumpy 123⅓bpm jack track bubbler (in three mixes), sung and chanted on occasion by Kenya Lenoir and Brenda Parker, one of the girls pledging allegiance “to the house groove” in the same speaking style as on the Flying Lizards’ ‘Money’.

REESE & SANTONIO ‘How To Play Our Music’ (US KMS 010)
Frantically bounding hi-hat hissed 126⅔bpm exciting jack track rattler in dub and bonus beat versions, actually flip to (but the side that’s selling) the more blandly bubbling boring instrumental 118⅔bpm ‘The Sound (Smoothe Mix)’.

PAULI CARMAN ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ (US Columbia 44 06873)
Following a standard format maybe but very well done, this instantly familiar-seeming 102bpm jogger strolls classily along with subdued sax and synthetic twiddles meshing around the calmly impassioned vocal (instrumental flip), no sweat being raised despite the title.

MASON ‘Pour It On’ (US Elektra 0-66795)
Although previously the UK flip of ‘Double-X-Posure’, the Oklahoman brothers’ slick canterer has now been remixed five ways: the Club Mix is a jiggling (0-)113½bpm backbeat lurcher with a similar 113½bpm Dubstramental, more interesting being the stuttery 113½bpm Naked House Mix, creamily loping 113⅓-0bpm Creamy House Mix with digital chipmunks and some Latin piano, and even more house-type (0-)113½bpm Dreamy House Dub.

EMANON ‘Fresh Beats’ (Urban URBX 9)
Africa Islam-produced incredibly jaunty mixture of scratching 101⅚-0bpm go-go beats, excitable chatter, dry comments, fierce brassy blasts, and a little girl piping up with a catchy paraphrase of ‘Nick Nack Paddywack’ (edit and beats too, plus the ponderously thudding 90½bpm dub version of ‘Susie’, which starts in a fairground setting).

PRIME TIME ‘He’s Def’ (US Sun Town STPT 712)
MC Run Du raps in praise of his scratching DJ Slic Vic, who kicks off with ‘Dance To The Drummer’s Beat’ before graduating to ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica’ and others in a tight 108½-0bpm jittery mix, followed by the similarly def 105¼bpm ‘So Damn Tough’ (instrumentals too). The guy can scratch.

VARIOUS ‘London Beats Vol. 1’ (MJ 001)
Thoroughly dodgy 33⅓rpm white label containing two scratched and mixed medleys, of various murky rare grooves including a fair amount of JBs, side one at 0-102-103-103¼-103⅓-0bpm and the more upbeat flip at 100-100¼-100⅓bpm.

KAY GEE THE ALL featuring D.J. DREW ‘My Record Is Hot’ (US B Boy Records BB 600)
Slinkily tugging 91bpm tricky transformer scratch of a JB riff behind bursts of grugg rap, ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ sneaking in the similar 90bpm ‘When No One Cares’, other rock stuff in the 92bpm ‘Big Beat’, while the rolling jaunty 92-0bpm ‘She’s A Dog’ is a complete rap.

BIG DADDY KANE ‘Get Into It’ (US Prism PS 2011)
Marley Marl-produced very Eric B & Rakim-like jerkily offbeat 98bpm rap ‘n’ rare groove funk scratch using Bobby Byrd’s “get into it” (instrumental too), flipped by the transformer-stuttered rolling 92⅓-0bpm ‘Somethin’ Funky’ and its 0-92⅚bpm ‘Just Rhymin’ With Biz’ continuation.

HERB ALPERT ‘Making Love In The Rain’ (Breakout USAT 608)
His album’s remaining track with Janet Jackson’s vocal assistance, this thunder and storm outro-ed 40/80¼-0bpm slow slinky smoocher (instrumental too) is flipped by a 102…114bpm megamix of ‘Rise/Rotation/Red Hot/Keep Your Eye On Me/Diamonds’ created by Paul Dakeyne using CDs and Technics vari-speed SLP 1200 CD players.

MINT JULEPS ‘Girl To The Power Of 6’ (Stiff BUYIT 263)
The singing sisterhood now try their hand at rapping and scratching too on a Trevor Horn-produced pleasant swaying 0-90bpm tugger, like a slower Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’ in tempo (useful dub/inst).

PRINCE BUSTER ‘Al Capone (Scratch Remix ’87)’ (Spartan SP 12150/2)
Well away from current rhythms and probably too confused for dancing but great gimmicky listening, this cleverly multi-layered 119½-117¾-118-0bpm violent scratch-up by Roger Johnson of not only ‘Al Capone’ but also many other late Sixties ska hits is a brilliantly executed blend of styles ancient and modern that by rights you may think incompatible. It’s a damn sight cleverer than all the currently prevalent “rare groove” scratch mixes, and should be heard.

ZUICE ‘I’m A Survivor’ (Club JAB 56)
Lenny White-produced brightly jumping girl-sung galloping jitterer with perhaps more production technique than actual charm, in 115¼bpm UK and 115bpm US Mixes (dub/edit too), breezy enough as black pop goes.

TROUBLE FUNK ‘Trouble’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 74)
P’funk meets go-go percussion in a Bootsy Collins-produced chanting bubbly (0-)106⅓-106½bpm groove that gets friskier the longer it rambles along (and funkier than the similarly conceived current Well Red).


BLACK DANCE TOP 100 – August 22, 1987

01 02 JUST CALL Sherrick, Warner Bros 7in
02 01 ROADBLOCK Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
03 03 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (JEFFREY B YOUNG & DANGEROUS MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
04 18 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley, RCA 12in
05 13 CASANOVA (EXTENDED MIX VERSION) Levert, Atlantic 12in
06 05 I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT (12” MIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
07 09 JUST GIVE THE DJ A BREAK/STRAIGHT FROM THE JUNGLE, Dynamix II, Cooltempo 12in
08 04 LAST NIGHT Kid ‘N Play, Cooltempo 12in
09 08 PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD Criminal Element Orchestra, US Criminal Records 12in
10 07 HAVE A NICE DAY Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
11 06 LIFETIME LOVE (JAZZY BEAT/DEF BEAT) Joyce Sims, London 12in
12 10 THE GODFATHER Spoonie Gee, US Tuff City 12in
13 15 (WHAT CAN I SAY) TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME/NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS (with Cherrelle)/HEARSAY/CRYING OVERTIME/THE LOVERS Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
14 26 ROADBLOCK (RARE DUB) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
15 14 DOWNTOWN (REMIX)/I’M IN LOVE (REMIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
16 11 SERIOUS (EXTENDED VERSION) Deja, 10 Records 12in
17 16 JUST CALL (COLLECT CALL MIX/HOT LINE MIX) Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in
18 30 (YOU’RE PUTTIN’) A RUSH ON ME (EXTENDED CLUB MIX) Stephanie Mills, US MCA Records 12in
19 46 PAPA WAS A ROLLIN’ STONE (1987 FREDDY BASTONE REMIX) The Temptations, Motown 12in
20 41 I CAN’T FORGET (HAUNTED HOUSE MIX) Mr Lee, Breakout 12in
21 24 JUMP START (DANCE MIX)/MORE THAN THE STARS Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
22 33 HOW SOON WE FORGET (EXTENDED VERSION) Colonel Abrams, MCA Records 12in
23 12 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL Eric B and Rakim, Cooltempo 12in
24 71 PUMP UP THE VOLUME M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in white label promo
25 38 SPECIAL F/X (REMIX) The Whispers, Solar 12in
26 19 PAID IN FULL/AS THE RHYME GOES ON/MOVE THE CROWD Eric B. & Rakim, US 4th + B’way LP
27 17 DO IT PROPERLY (NO WAY BACK) Adonis (featuring 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican), London 12in
28 35 FLM (TWO GROOVES UNDER ONE NATION REMIX) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
29 31 ROK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
30 20 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE/INSTRUMENTAL Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
31 42 (I WANNA GET) CLOSE TO YOU/LET’S TALK IT OVER/KEEP IT UP/HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION Vaneese Thomas, Geffen Records LP
32 23 HARD CORE (ON THE ONE) (JB IN HEAT/JB TRAXX II/LOWDOWN ‘N’ FUNKY/AT THE ORGAN) Duane & Co, Serious 12in
33 21 GOTTA FIND A WAY (1987 EDIT)/TAKE MY LOVE Russ Brown, 10 Records 12in
34 58 LOVE IS A HOUSE Force MDs, Tommy Boy 12in
35 27 FAKE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
36 39 NO TURNING BACK/DISCOVER/YOU CAN’T HIDE YOUR LOVE (LARRY LEVAN US MIX) David Joseph, Fourth & Broadway 12in
37 53 LOVE POWER Dionne Warwick & Jeffrey Osborne, Arista 12in
38 49 I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU Michael Jackson with Siedah Garrett, Epic 12in
39 32 JODY (THE DANCE HALL VERSION) Total Contrast, London 12in
40 82 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL/HOT PANTS…I’M COMING, COMING, I’M COMING/HOT PANTS (BONUS BEATS)/IF YOU DON’T WORK, YOU CAN’T EAT Bobby Byrd, Urban 12in
41 25 MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED Sybil, Champion 12in
42 22 I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES (EXTENDED MIX) Jackson Sisters, Urban 12in
43 74 VICTIM/NIGHT PEOPLE/(CAN’T) GET YOU OUT OF MY SYSTEM/FOOLED AROUND (AND FELL IN LOVE)/MOOD FOR LOVE John White, US Geffen LP
44 43 THE OPERA HOUSE/AFRICAN MIX Jack E Makossa, Champion 12in
45 34 CARINO T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
46 54 THAT GIRL Nat Augustin, Breakout 12in
47 44 THE REAL THING, PART II (INSTRUMENTAL) Jellybean, US Chrysalis 12in
48 81 FEELIN’ JAMES (LONG VERSION) Fresh Gordon, US Tommy Boy 12in
49 73 CARINO (HOT REMIX) T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
50 61 THE B-FATS B-Fats, US Rooftop Records 12in
51 92 LIES (EXTENDED VERSION) Jonathan Butler, Jive 12in
52 — MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED (PWL MIX) Sybil, Champion 12in
53 66 LOWDOWN (THE HIGHLIFE MIX) Hindsight, Circa Records 12in
54 29 LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (ORIGINAL MIX) First Choice featuring Roshelle Fleming, Serious Records 12in
55 88 NEVER GONNA LET YOU GO (CLUB VERSION) Chandra Simmons, US Fresh Records 12in
56 52 IF YOU WERE MINE (DANCE MIX) Cheryl Lynn, US Manhattan 12in
57 40 SUCKER FOR CANDY (THE HOT CANDY KISS MIX) Rozlyn Sorrell, US Atlantic 12in
58 — THE TABLES ARE TURNIN’ CJ Mackintosh & Einstein, Music Of Life 12in
59 28 ALWAYS (LP VERSION) Atlantic Starr, Warner Brothers 12in
60 62 ARE YOU RECEIVING ME? 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in
61 86 MO’ BASS/S.W.A.T. (GET DOWN)/LET’S GET IT ON/ON THE RIDE UTFO, US Select LP
62 84 LET’S TALK IT OVER (EXTENDED VERSION) Vaneese Thomas, US Geffen Records 12in promo
63 36 FLM (ALTERNATIVE/MEGA CLUB VERSIONS) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
64 93 NO ONE’S GONNA LOVE YOU (CLUB MIX) Tony Cofi, Intouch 12in
65 45 GET LUCKY (GEORGE CLINTON MASTER MIX) Well Red, US Virgin 12in
66 48 I’M BAD LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
67 87 HIP HOP REGGAE Longsy D and Cut Master MC, Big One 12in
68 — IT’S ALL IN YOUR MIND Bam Boo, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
69 57 YOU USED TO HOLD ME Ralphi Rosario/THE JACKIN’ NATIONAL ANTHEM Ramos, Jack Trax/Indigo 12in
70 76 YA COLD WANNA BE WITH ME UTFO, US Select 12in
71 55 YOU’RE THE ONE I’VE BEEN DREAMING OF/CAN WE DO IT AGAIN/GUILTY/JUST WHAT I’VE BEEN MISSING James Robinson, US Tabu LP
72 — WIPEOUT (WAVE 1 VERSION) Fat Boys and the Beach Boys, Urban 12in
73 78 NUDE PHOTO/THE DANCE/MOVE IT Rythim Is Rythim, US Transmat 12in
74 — SLEEPING ALONE The Controllers, US MCA Records 12in
75 60 DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME/DON’T START A FIRE Janice Bulluck, US Wilbe Recording Corporation LP
76 68 MEMORY James King, Expansion Records 12in
77 67 SO MANY TEARS/YOU GOT THE LOVE/PLEASE BE MINE/INTIMATE RELATIONS Regina Belle, CBS LP
78 re MY FAVOURITE PERSON/SUMMER FLING/USE TA BE MY GIRL The O’Jays, Epic 12in
79 85 GREADY ‘G’ (GET ON THE GOOD FOOT) Dub Specialists, Jamaican Studio One LP
80 re GO CUT CREATOR GO/THE BRISTOL HOTEL/I NEED LOVE LL Cool J, Def Jam LP
81 re DON’T STOP THE LOVE Tongue In Cheek, Criminal Records 12in
82 — TOGETHER FOREVER (DANCE MIX) Intrique, US Cooltempo 12in
83 re COME TOGETHER (CLUB VERSION/DUB VERSION) Hanson & Davis, US Fresh Records 12in
84 — SEND FOR ME/LET’S BE LOVERS TONIGHT/DO YOU BABY/TELL ME WHAT IT IS/THIS MUST BE LOVE/JUST CALL/BABY I’M FOR REAL/LADY YOU ARE/ALL BECAUSE OF YOU Sherrick, Warner Bros LP promo
85 re NO BETTER LOVE (REMIX) The Valentine Brothers, EMI America 12in
86 — THE LAST TIME (THE LONG COOL MIX) Imagination, RCA 12in
87 — JAM TONIGHT (SERIOUS JAM REMIX) Freddie Jackson, US Capitol 12in
88 59 OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD (’87 EXTENDED MIX) The Gap Band, Club 12in
89 70 FANTASIZE ME (CLUB) Pleasure Pump, Serious Records 12in
90 — HAPPY (LOVE MIX) Surface, CBS 12in
91 89 LONDON BEATS VOL 1 (SIDE 2/SIDE 1) Various, MJ 12in white label
92 79 THE FINEST INGREDIENTS (PART 1) Norman Housemartin, DJ Mega-Mix Vol 1 12in
93 re MOVIN’ ON Carolyn Harding, Magnetic Dance 12in
94 — BLOWIN’ MY MIND (WITH YOUR BODY) Charlie Roberts, Arista 12in
95 99 SUMMER NIGHTS/THE LOOK OF LOVE/STRAWBERRY MOON/KEEP IN TOUCH Grover Washington Jr, US Columbia LP
96 96 HOUSEQUAKE (7 MINUTES MoQUAKE)/U GOT THE LOOK (LONG LOOK) Prince, Paisley Park Records 12in
97 — IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT Pauli Carman, US Columbia 12in
98 — NAMELESS/SOON YOU’LL BE GONE/CAN’T STAY AWAY/RELIVE A MEMORY/YOU AND ME EQUALS US/RUNNING/WHEN A MAN LOVES/CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE Colonel Abrams, US MCA Records LP
99 65 CHUNKY BUT FUNKY Heavy D and the Boyz, US MCA Records 12in
100 64 TRAMP (REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa, Champion 12in


POP DANCE

01 ROADBLOCK Stock Aitken Waterman, A&M Breakout 12in
02 JUST CALL Sherrick, Warner Bros 7in
03 F.L.M. (ALTERNATIVE VERSION) Mel & Kim, Supreme 12in
04 I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT (REMIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
05 CALL ME Spagna, CBS 12in
06 SPY (IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
07 LA BAMBA Los Lobos, Slash/FFRR/London 12in
08 I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY (WHO LOVES ME) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
09 WHO’S THAT GIRL Madonna, Sire 12in
10 I HEARD A RUMOUR Bananarama, London 12in
11 JIVE TALKIN’ Boogie Box High, HardBack 12in
12 TOY BOY Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
13 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley, RCA 12in
14 LIFETIME LOVE (JAZZY BEAT) Joyce Sims, London 12in
15 ALWAYS Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros 12in
16 WISHING WELL Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
17 FAKE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
18 IT’S A SIN Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
19 DO IT PROPERLY (NO WAY BACK) Adonis featuring 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, London 12in
20 JUST GIVE THE DJ A BREAK Dynamix II, Cooltempo 12in
21 TROUBLE IN MY LIFE (TROUBLE IN THE HOUSE MIX) Trouble, MDM 12in
22 OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD (’87 EXTENDED MIX) The Gap Band, Club 12in
23 I JUST CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU Michael Jackson/Siedah Garrett, Epic 12in
24 JUMP START (DANCE MIX) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
25 SONGBIRD Kenny G, Arista 12in
26 LAST NIGHT Kid ‘n’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
27 ELECTRICA SALSA Off, Sonet 12in
28 HAVE A NICE DAY Roxanne Shanté, A& M Breakout 12in
29 SERIOUS (EXTENDED VERSION) Deja, 10 Records 12in
30 HARD CORE (ON THE ONE) (JB IN HEAT) Duane & Co., Serious 12in
31 LABOUR OF LOVE Hue And Cry, Circa 12in
32 DOWNTOWN (EXTENDED REMIX) Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
33 POINT OF NO RETURN (REMIX) Expose, Arista 12in
34 HOUSE NATION House Master Boyz, Magnet 12in
35 SERIOUS MIX Mirage, Debut 12in
36 ‘CROSS THE TRACK (WE BETTER GO BACK) Maceo & The Macks, Urban 12in
37 HOW SOON WE FORGET (EXTENDED VERSION) Colonel Abrams, MCA 12in
38 I CAN’T FORGET (HAUNTED HOUSE MIX) Mr Lee, A&M Breakout 12in
39 FUNKY TOWN Pseudo Echo, RCA 12in
40 GOTTA FIND A WAY (1987 EDIT)/TAKE MY LOVE Russ Brown, 10 Records 12in
41 TRUE FAITH New Order, Factory 12in
42 BOOM BOOM (LET’S GO BACK TO MY ROOM) Paul Lekakis, Greyhound12in
43 SWEET LITTLE MYSTERY Wet Wet Wet, Precious Organisation 12in
44 LET’S GET BRUTAL Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
45 SHATTERED GLASS Laura Branigan, Warner Bros 12in
46 SIGNAL YOUR INTENTION Kim Weston, Nightmare 12in
47 JODY (THE DANCE HALL VERSION) Total Contrast, London12in
48 SPECIAL F/X Whispers, Solar/MCA 12in
49 FIRE (GROUCHO SMYKLE REMIX) Sly & Robbie, Fourth & Broadway 12in
50 WHENEVER YOU’RE READY Five Star, Tent 12in


HI-NRG

01 03 I HEARD A RUMOUR (MIAMI MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
02 01 SHATTERED GLASS Laura Branigan, Atlantic 12in
03 04 NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK The Velvelettes, Nightmare 12in
04 02 SIGNAL YOUR INTENTION Kim Weston, Nightmare 12in
05 06 CALL ME Spagna, CBS 12in
06 05 TOY BOY (THE EXTENDED BICEP MIX) Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
07 08 BACKTRACK Shezwae Powell, Nightmare 12in
08 15 SAVIN’ MYSELF Eria Fachin, Canadian Power 12in
09 09 HARD HITTING LOVE Man To Man, Nightmare 12in
10 12 STEP BY STEP (ANGEL GABRIEL MIX) Taffy, TransGlobal/Rhythm King 12in
11 10 SATISFY MY DESIRE Havana, US Wow 12in
12 07 ELECTRICA SALSA/REMIX Off, Sonet 12in
13 19 GIMME SOME LOVING Fun Fun, Italian X-Energy 12in
14 11 HEARTBEAT Vivien Vee, Italian X-Energy 12in
15 17 MIND OVER MATTER EG Daily, US A&M 12in
16 18 BROWN SUGAR Gipsy And Queen, Italian Time 12in
17 13 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING Marv Johnson & Carolyn Gill, Nightmare 12in
18 21 BE MINE TONIGHT Promise Circle, US Atlantic 12in
19 22 IT’S A SIN Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
20 — QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Celena Duncan, Nightmare 12in
21 16 MON AMOUR DeBlanc, Diamond Records 12in
22 — GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE James Wells, Nightmare 12in
23 14 CASANOVA Jessica Williams, Passion 12in
24 26 MY WORLD IS EMPTY WITHOUT YOU Hardcore Jazz, US Rock Well 12in
25 — PERFECT LOVER Company B, Bluebird 12in white label/US Atlantic LP
26 25 EUROPEAN BOY (E.E.C. MIX) Splash, The Rocket Record Company 12in
27 24 MY HANDS ARE TIED Susan Wells, Nightmare 12in
28 — A WINNER NEVER QUITS Milton Brown, Nightmare 12in
29 23 DON’T FIGHT DESTINY Gary Wilmot, Columbia 12in
30 — EVERY ONE’S A WINNER Monkey Business, Italian X-Energy 12in

3 thoughts on “August 22, 1987: Private Party, Fresh Gordon, Longsy D. & Cut Master M.C., M|A|R|R|S, Coldcut”

  1. And so, from this week onwards, “disco” becomes “dance”, with separate Pop Dance and Black Dance charts – but considering that both Rick Astley and Stock Aitken Waterman are in the Top 5 of the latter chart, you can maybe see why the term only lasted a few months. Elsewhere, it’s interesting to see James’s double quotes around the term “dance music” in his news item about the BBC, which suggests that the term had yet to catch on as a default, catch-all description.

    Following Derrick May’s appearance with Rythim Is Rythim, another of the big Detroit names makes his presence felt this week, as Kevin Saunderson (later of Inner City) debuts as the “Reese” half of Reese & Santonio. Trevor Nelson also pops up again this week, and again only indirectly, as the co-creator of the “London Beats Volume 1” bootleg, and CD mixing gets a significant push via Paul Dakeyne’s megamix of Herb Alpert (even if it was to remain a niche skill for many years to come).

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  2. PJ (Tickle) and Smiley (C ) as mentioned as part of Private Party whose ‘Tennants’ is reviewed today shortly became known as Shut Up And Dance.

    The fact that Denise Motto’s record was uncannily called ‘IM N XTC’ was recently mentioned similarly I also noticed in last weeks chart that the house record at the bottom of the Top 100 by Trouble was on MDM records (not that far from MDMA records)!

    I suspect that for some who weren’t around at the time the appearance of Rick Astley‘s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ high in the dance chart must seem slightly weird.

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  3. An addendum to my last post is that the the third member of Private Party aside from PJ and Smiley otherwise known as Shut Up And Dance from what I’ve gathered appears to have been DJ Hype. Amazing what you find out from these columns. Oh and one if the mixes is named the Super mix after Tennants Super which I don’t think had been out long at the time – we’d just discovered it (it blew your head off) and for a bit we used to start our Saturday nights with a few cans of Super each while watching a kung fu film before heading for the pub when they opened (pubs of course still shut at half 2 and didn’t reopen till about 6 in the evening until the end of August 1988).
    The column guaranteed to time travel you straight back to days you’d almost forgotten.

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