ODDS ‘N’ BODS
Two weeks ago I reviewed 1982’s Montana Sextet ‘Heavy Vibes‘ purely as a wind-up, as many must have guessed, although also it seemed inevitable in the current LA Mix-inspired Philly revival atmosphere that it must surely soon be due for re-release — and indeed now it is, prompted in part by that very review, but on 10 Records rather than Virgin! … Stock Aitken Waterman have remixed the all-star Disco Aid single, ‘Give Give Give’, for this year’s November 14 nationwide charity disco night, the charities chosen to benefit being Help The Aged, the Stuart Henry Multiple Sclerosis Appeal, and the organising committee’s own new Discos For The Disabled (full details about participation from the secretary, Theo Loyla, 6 Tomay Cottages, Hawthorne Corner, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6TH) … Steve Walsh, despite being lower in the chart, appeared last week on Top Of The Pops in place of the originally scheduled Fatback because of a Musicians Union ruling that allows only the original recording line-up to appear —and, unfortunately, lead singer on the four-year-old original version of ‘I Found Lovin’’, Michael Walker, has long since left the group … Tony Blackburn, despite endorsing Odyssey’s hits LP in TV commercials, to his credit on Radio London really slagged off the dreadful M&M remix of ‘Inside Out’, included in the set he’s advertising! … Clare Shave is building a gay disco mailing list at Virgin, 553-579 Harrow Road, London W10 4RH … Simon Brown has taken over as DJ co-ordinator at Juliana’s (01-603 1313), recruiting jocks for the disco installation company’s European and Middle Eastern contracts … Stockport’s Quaffers, in Bredbury, hosts a Disco Exhibition North 87 this Sunday (October 18) noon-6pm, and Monday 11am-5pm (followed by a Shownite), £1.50 admission on the day … UREI 1620 mixers, as used by Jellybean and most of New York’s DJ legends, are available in the UK at £999 (VAT included) from Harman Audio UK Ltd, Mill Street, Slough, Berkshire S12 SDD, sole distributors of JBL loudspeakers as well (anyone interested, contact Sean Martin) … DJs Martin Rawles and Andrew Phillips have changed their name from the Southampton Funkers to the less regionally limiting 2 Damn Bad, and successfully created a live mix on BBC Radio Solent using the station’s unadaptable equipment only after treating an emergency cut-off switch as if it was a “transformer”, much to the angry engineer’s amazement! … Coldcut featuring Floormaster Squeeze ‘Beats + Pieces’ is now out officially in a beefed up 0-104-0bpm Mo’ Bass Remix (Ahead Of Our Time CCUT 1, via Rough Trade) … Derek B ‘Get Down’, as previously warned, is now out here in its 102⅓bpm US Sexist Mix (Music Of Life NOTE 007R), still with risky lyrics … Total Contrast, having flopped with ‘Jody’, return (on white label so far) with the urgently jittering percussive jerky 117⅙bpm ‘Kiss‘, its emphatic title line like ‘Fake’ although the sound is more a cross between Britfunk and, surprisingly, P’funk … Epic don’t appear to have scheduled it for release yet but are promoting on white label a beefed up (0-)119⅓bpm remix of the archetypal “house” cliché-filled — and no less exciting for that — Full House ‘Communicate’ (originally on US DJ International Records) … Brother D ‘Clappers Power’, reviewed on import last week, is already due here via Rough Trade (RTT209), now somehow (0-)107⅔-107½bpm … Heavy D and the Boyz’ LP review omitted the actual lead track (now on unremixed US 12 inch), the JB’s ‘Pass The Peas’-based 0-99⅙bpm ‘The Overweight Lovers In The House‘, while Ragtyme ‘Fix It Man’ should have been 125bpm … The Untouchables is, of course, the Fine Young Cannibals’ second “house”-related hoodwink — incidentally, if you haven’t seen the film ‘Tin Men’, they appear in that as a quite authentic seeming 1963 American bar room group! … Chris Paul makes his TV debut in an episode of the next Lenny Henry series, playing, appropriately enough, a DJ … Earth Wind & Fire are due back imminently with “a contemporary sound”, it says here … Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers are live (and highly recommended) this Friday/Saturday (16/17) at London’s Charing Cross Road Astoria … Kev Hill and Steve Wren revive this Saturday (17) the weekly Sweat Box at Harlow’s newly opened High-Wire (the much revamped old Whispers) … Dartford’s Flicks has also had a more rapid refit, including brand new street frontage, colour scheme, and video screens … KISS-fm’s DJ team funk The Base every Saturday in Camden Lock’s HQ Club (smart dress) … Andy Henderson jazz-funk-souls Mondays at the West Beach Club in sunny Brighton, where Jackie Becker and Simon Kirby funk Tuesdays at The Cornerhouse in the Royal Escape Club … ‘Mr Rare Groove’ Bill Shannon and Chris Britton delve into the rare and modern soul vaults Tuesdays at South Harrow’s Bogarts … Keni Burke, when last heard, was due to be making his first ever UK appearances next week at Kentish Town’s Town And Country Club (Oct 23), Caister Soul Weekend (24), Berwick Soul Weekend (25), and Cambridge Corn Exchange (26) … Lanier & Co are amongst the guest acts confirmed (as well as the full concert by Alexander O’Neal, plus a surprise special star) for LiveWire’s Halloween weekender at Prestatyn, October 30-November 1, which promises to be even better than before (carefully vetted advance booking only, on 01-364 1212) … Warren Fatman Thompson claims his Fridays and Sundays at Johnson’s in Saline, near Dunfermline, are the hippest nights in Scotland — which they probably are, if he plays what’s in his chart … I see that red and white spotted handkerchiefs are catching on, now being worn in pirate fashion on people’s heads … Eon Irving (London Munkberry’s), while in New York, found at Times Square’s Music Factory record store a bootleg break beat album containing all the various records used in Kid ‘N Play’s ‘Last Night’ — so which came first? … DON’T STOP JAMMIN’!
ON THE ONE ‘Who’s Really Bad?’ (US Bassment Records BM-0061)
Hard on the heels of Simon Harris’s rap treatment, here’s Craig Bevan’s house-ification of Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’, basically instrumental in three mixes, the 116bpm Serious Groove/Electro Groove and its edited Radio Groove being electronically jittery while the bounding 118bpm Serious House Version/Bassment House Version brings out the keyboards more excitingly. Extremely useful and likely to be large!
LIVING IN A BOX ‘The Bootleg Mix’ (Chrysalis LIBB 3)
Turning out to be the A-side now of their lacklustre ‘So The Story Goes’, this terrific house-style 114½bpm jittery piano jangled instrumental chugger isn’t actually a remix of any specific track, being freshly created by Dancin’ Danny D out of his own rhythm with samples from the group. All aboard!
SPOONIE GEE ‘The Godfather’ (Sure Delight Records SDT 3, via EMI/Jet Star)
Marley Marl-mixed roadblocking 103⅔bpm tribute to James Brown by this claimant to the title of “Godfather Of Rap”, the longest lasting import hit of recent months.
COOKIE CREW ‘Females (Get On Up)’ (Rhythm King LEFT 12T)
Produced by the Beatmasters (who actually are girls too), this enthusiastic Salt-n-Pepa-ish funkily infectious jiggly (0-)107⅙ rap ‘n scratch uses bursts from Lyn Collins’ James Brown-produced ‘Think’ and Bobby Byrd’s universal “yeah” (in three mixes), due finally next week after months on promo.
STEVIE WONDER ‘Skeletons’ (Motown ZB 41439)
Delving back to his old ‘Superstition’/’l Wish’ style, this datedly lurching wordy 99⅔bpm jitterer has so far only been serviced on seven inch ahead of the typically still awaited extended 12 inch (ZT 41440).
ROSE ROYCE ‘Lonely Road’ (Carrere CART 417)
Ricci Benson-sung lovely drifting 83⅚bpm soul smoocher with Grover Washington Jr guesting on sax, flipped by the Nick Martinelli-produced Chaka Khan-ish purposefully jiggling 101⅙bpm ‘Doesn’t Have To Be This Way‘, both from last year’s import LP (which is evidently due here too). As the album didn’t do much when new, apart from maintaining a slight “underground” buzz, presumably these are rare grooves?
MILES JAYE ‘Let’s Start Love Over’ (US Island 0-96744)
The only hot cut from his import LP has been usefully extended, a strong gruffly soulful jittery rhythm-filled swaying 89bpm jogger featuring (not enough of) Roy Ayers on vibes, and some spoken ruminations.
MODERNIQUE ‘Modernique’ LP (US Sire 1-25633)
Looking like soulful lead singer Larry Woo and co-producing musician Gordon Worthy’s own version of Chic, being photographed as a two guys/two girls group, the set is vocally excellent throughout no matter what the tempo, on the classily saxed swaying 104¼bpm ‘Falling In Love’, superb smoothly trotting timeless 116⅙bpm ‘Linda, My Love‘, pleasantly rolling 96bpm ‘I Believe In Love‘, ‘Casanova’-ish jolting 99⅓bpm ‘Take A Risk On Love’, juddery jogging 98⅓bpm ‘Tossin’ ‘N Turnin’‘, jerkily galloping 121¼bpm ‘So Much Love‘, plaintively cantering 116⅓bpm ‘From Friends To Lovers‘, slickly smoochy 85½bpm ‘You Can Call On Me’, jittery Hi-NRG-ish 115¼bpm ‘One Hot Ticket’, jaggedly urgent 119¼bpm ‘Call It What You Want’.
TRAEDONYA ‘The Boogaloo’ (Tuff City TUF 128018)
Toughest new rap of the moment, a surprisingly short but bounce-filled funkily drummed rare groove-ish lurching stark 90-90½-90bpm jiggler by young Miss Jones (short 90⅓bpm bonus beat and strong 90-90⅓bpm instrumental too), plus the more jittery 0-88⅞bpm ‘Sixteen‘ (and its 0-89-88⅞bpm instrumental). Only 16, and all woman!
JANICE BULLUCK ‘Do You Really Love Me’ (Wilbe Recording Corporation WCST 206 via PRT)
Already warm for a while on her album, this smoothly ticking subtle soul swayer is now in a more emphatically tapping 110⅓bpm Alternate Mix, flipped by the still classier original 111⅓bpm LP Mix and another new more doodling 111⅓/55⅔bpm Quiet Storm Mix (which loses some of the beats to become a semi-slowie).
CHRIS PAUL ‘Back In My Arms’ (Syncopate 12SY5, via EMI)
Although due in a far better house-style Yardie Remix, this datedly frantic 0-120½bpm jitterer with Britfunk vocals by Total Contrast and the flavour of Paul Hardcastle’s old D-Train remixes is already flipped far more strongly by the teasingly promoed (on white label as a separate unidentified single), much meatier jittering 117-0bpm ‘City Nights‘, with nice vibes and a “summertime city nights” female refrain that sounds familiar.
ZUZAN ‘Girls Can Jak Too’ (deConstruction Records ZANT 1, via RCA)
Simple thudding 122¾bpm jack track bounder with jangly piano behind the rapped instructions of Manchester’s Anglo/Indian Susan Dennison, in three mixes produced by T-Coy’s Tim Oliver and Mike Pickering.
FAT BOYS ‘Falling In Love’ (Urban URBX 10)
Actually a US hit before ‘Wipeout’, this 0-93bpm atmospheric muttering slow jogger is not exactly a “rap ballad” but fits that LL Cool J mood (Dubb flip, and the anti-VD warning 0-42⅚/85⅔-97-96⅓-0bpm ‘Protect Yourself/My Nuts (Medley)‘).
FIVE STAR ‘Strong As Steel’ (Tent PT 41566)
Squeaky clean inoffensive sweet 89⅔bpm slowie by the typically piercing Pearsons, already a pop hit and possibly palatable for soul fans too, flipped by Delroy’s funkily doodling 107⅓bpm instrumental ‘The Man‘ and a dubwise 106⅔bpm M&M Groove Remix of ‘Can’t Wait Another Minute’.
FRANKIE PAUL ‘Sara’ (Live and Love LLD46, via Jet Star)
Latest reggae smash to mash up the nation, a strainingly plaintive sparsely pulsed 90bpm swayer with enough haunting appeal possibly to cross over.
KING SOUNDS ‘Reggae Lover’ (Visa Records VZD-01, via Jet Star)
Attractive pleasantly swaying singalong 84⅔bpm reggae nagger with nice mellow old fashioned brass and, early on, some concert “crowd” effects.
SHANICE WILSON ‘Discovery’ LP (US A&M SP-5128)
Janet Jackson/Five Star-ish debut by an attractive 14-year-old, yet another “discovery” from US TV’s ‘Star Search’ talent show, the snappy 112⅓-0bpm ‘I Think I Love You’, bubbly 115¼bpm ‘He’s So Cute‘, jiggly 114¾bpm ‘No ½ Steppin’‘, plaintive 115½bpm ‘I’ll Bet She’s Got A Boyfriend‘, lurching 117bpm ‘Spend Some Time With Me‘ and already 12-inched smacking 111bpm ‘(Baby Tell Me) Can You Dance‘ all being bright and beaty if formularised, while the lushly meandering 26-0bpm ‘Just A Game’, 74/37bpm ‘I Know You’ and 37½/75bpm ‘The Way You Love Me’ are surprisingly mature. Full of promise.
MAXI PRIEST ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’ (10 Records TENT 198)
Robert Palmer oldie in a pleasant enough predictable 92bpm MoR reggae reading.
FREDDIE JACKSON ‘Jam Tonight (Serious Jam Remix)’ (Capitol 12CL 461)
Attractively swinging 111¾bpm finger snapper proving possibly too sophisticated for many floors, flipped here by the tenderly crawling 85/42½bpm ‘I Don’t Want To Lose Your Love’ (and — STOP PRESS! — on some pressings also is the old Mystic Merlin ‘Mr Magician‘, on which he sang lead, all those years ago).
GEORGIO ‘Tina Cherry’ (Motown ZT 41556)
Getting mixed reaction here, a US hit monotonous chugging 116½bpm wriggler muttered through stuttery smurfs and fluttering synths in Jermaine Stewart style (and three mixes).
BARRY WHITE ‘Sho’ You Right’ (Breakout USAT 614)
Deceptively frantic (0-)132¼bpm rather thinly beating snapper which his usual old splurging vocal style makes sound slower. One for the ‘Stop To Love’ fans?
STEVE ARRINGTON ‘Stone Love’ (Manhattan 12MT 30)
Stevie Wonder-ish jerkily weaving 94bpm plodding jitterer with vaguely inspirational lyrics, disappointing on first hearing although a possible grower.
TRAMAINE ‘Freedom’ (US A&M SP-12248)
Tito, Randy, Jackie and Jermaine Jackson vocally support this lurchingly striding jittery thudder, now in four new 114½bpm remixes by Robert Clivilles and David Cole of ‘Do It Properly’ fame, but even so it remains rather dull.
PAUL JOHNSON ‘Fear Of Falling’ (CBS PJOHN T4)
Pleasant enough though unremarkable subdued huskily introspective 105⅔bpm jittery swaying wriggler.
DEE LEWIS ‘Stuck On Love’ (Mercury DEE 112)
Linda’s Stock Aitken Waterman session-singing sister soloing on a pleasant 109bpm classily styled Cherrelle-ish soul jiggler tightened up in two rhythmically sharper Jeffrey B Young mixes, the flip’s Fruity Mix in Sister Sledge style.
THE CHRISTIANS ‘When The Fingers Point’ (Island 12IS 335)
Bass burbled quite soulful Curtis Mayfield-ish 126½-0bpm throbbing trotter with some good sound effects.
BARBARA MASON ‘I’ll Never Love The Same Way Twice’ (Bluebird BRT 41)
Who’d have guessed that 22 years after ‘Yes I’m Ready’ she’d still be making gorgeous slinky soul slowies like this 0-63⅓-65-65¾-66-66⅔bpm swayer, in the same youthful distinctively plaintive vocal tone? Nice 88¼-90½bpm and 39/78-80¼bpm B-side tracks too, presumably called ‘On And Off’ and ‘Playing With My Feelings’ (hard to tell from a white label).
VISION ‘Do It Tonight’ (Domino Records DOM 8T, via Charly)
William Bell co-produced gentle guys-souled tenderly undulating very quiet 90½bpm slinker flipped by the even moodier crawling instrumental 72¾bpm ‘The Seduction’.
NOEL ‘Silent Morning’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 76)
Very dated Lisa Lisa-copying boring jerky (0-)115¾bpm electro jitterer sung in white pop style by an Hispanic hearthrob (in three mixes), big in New York and Miami where — unlike here — Puerto Rican kids can identify with him.
BLACK DANCE TOP 100 – October 17, 1987
01 02 DON’T STOP (JAMMIN’)/(PHILLY JAZZ)/(OVERDUBBING) LA Mix, Breakout 12in
02 03 THE REAL THING (WEST 26th STREET MIX)/PART II (INSTRUMENTAL) Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Chrysalis 12in
03 01 PUMP UP THE VOLUME (REMIX) M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
04 06 JACK LE FREAK Chic, Atlantic 12in
05 07 PUMP UP THE VOLUME M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
06 04 BAD (DANCE EXTENDED MIX) Michael Jackson, Epic 12
07 05 MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED (RED INK MIX – PART 1) Sybil, Champion 12in
08 08 CASANOVA (EXTENDED MIX VERSION) Levert, Atlantic 12in
09 14 IF YOU SHOULD NEED A FRIEND (FRIENDSHIP MIX) Blaze, Debut 12in
10 09 I DON’T THINK THAT MAN SHOULD SLEEP ALONE (EXTENDED VERSION) Ray Parker Jr., Geffen Records 12in
11 22 RICCOCHET (DANCIN’ DANNY D CLUB MIX) BB&Q, Cooltempo 12in
12 21 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP/INSTRUMENTAL Rick Astley, RCA 12in
13 13 GET DOWN (EXTENDED REMIX) Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
14 23 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, Magnetic Dance 12in
15 11 PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD Criminal Element Orchestra, Cooltempo 12in
16 10 LET’S BE LOVERS TONIGHT/THIS MUST BE LOVE/LADY YOU ARE/SEND FOR ME/DO YOU BABY/BABY I’M FOR REAL Sherrick, Warner Bros LP
17 20 MR MANIC + SISTER COOL (MANIC CUTS) Shakatak/DJ StreetsAhead, Polydor 12in promo
18 37 THE OPERA HOUSE (BLUE INK MIX) Jack E Makossa, Champion 12in
19 79 I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN (EXTENDED VERSION) Roger, Reprise Records 12in
20 16 THAT GREEDY BEAT/THE MUSIC MAKER Matt Black + The Coldcut Crew, Ahead Of Our Time Records 12in white label
21 18 IT’S MY THING/YOU’RE A CUSTOMER Epee MD, US Fresh Records 12in
22 12 THE B-FATS B-Fats, Champion 12in
23 15 TOGETHER FOREVER (DANCE MIX)/FLY GIRL Intrique, Cooltempo 12in
24 31 ANOTHER PART OF ME/BAD/THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL/SMOOTH CRIMINAL/SPEED DEMON/JUST GOOD FRIENDS Michael Jackson, Epic LP
25 43 I’M TIRED OF BEING PUSHED AROUND The Untouchables (Fine Young Cannibals), London promo 12in
26 24 I NEED LOVE LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
27 34 (BABY TELL ME) CAN YOU DANCE (CLUB MIX)/SUMMER LOVE Shanice Wilson, Breakout 12in
28 93 I FOUND LOVIN’ (REMIX/LP VERSION) Fatback, Master Mix 12in
29 42 DANCE LITTLE SISTER (PART ONE/PART TWO) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
30 30 THE OVERWEIGHT LOVER IN THE HOUSE/MONEYEARNIN’ MOUNT VERNON/OVERWEIGHTER/ROCK THE BASS/NIKE/ON THE DANCE FLOOR Heavy D and the Boyz, US MCA Records LP
31 26 CAN’T YOU SEE ME/LOVE WILL BRING US BACK TOGETHER/SWEET TEARS Roy Ayers, Urban 12in
32 63 MR X & MR Z DRINK OLD GOLD/KICK IT WICKED Mr X & Mr Z, CityBeat 12in
33 39 SHOW A LITTLE LOVE Mission, US Columbia 12in
34 19 TIGHTEN UP-I JUST CAN’T STOP DANCIN’/PRIVATE PARTY Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element, US Criminal Records LP
35 53 WALK THE DINOSAUR (THE NEW YORK DANGEROUS MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
36 32 FUNKY SENSATION (FEMALE PREACHER MIX) Gwen McCrae, Rhythm King 12in
37 — PAID IN FULL (SEVEN MINUTES OF MADNESS – THE COLDCUT REMIX)/(ALBUM MIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in white label
38 35 YOU SHOULDA KEPT A SPARE/AFTER DARK/OVER YOU/THE PAST Ray Parker Jr, Geffen Records LP
39 48 DEVOTION (CLUB MIX/BAM BAM’S HOUSE MIX) Ten City, US Atlantic 12in
40 57 FUNKY LIKE A TRAIN (EXTENDED VERSION) The Equals, Club 12in
41 29 YOU’RE NO GOOD FOR ME (CLASSY CLUB DUB MIX/CLUB MIX) Kelly Charles, London 12in
42 17 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL/HOT PANTS…I’M COMING, COMING, I’M COMING/HOT PANTS (BONUS BEATS) Bobby Byrd, Urban 12in
43 45 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE/INSTRUMENTAL Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
44 76 I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (GET BUSY YO! MIX/STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA Records 12in mailing list promo
45 re WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN (THE ROMANCE IS NOT OVER) Glenn Jones, Jive 12in
46 90 WHATEVER MAKES OUR LOVE GROW (EXTENDED VERSION) Edwin Starr, 10 Records 12in
47 — CITY NIGHTS/BACK IN MY ARMS Chris Paul, Syncopate 12in white label
48 44 FEMALES (GET ON UP) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King mailing list promo
49 94 THE NIGHT YOU MURDERED LOVE (SHEER CHIC MIX) ABC, Club/Neutron 12in
50 96 THE BOOTLEG MIX Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
51 51 LET’S MAKE A MOVE (EXTENDED MIX) EQ, US Atlantic 12in mailing list promo
52 — WHY? (EXTENDED DANCE MIX) Roland Clark, US Atlantic 12in mailing list promo
53 — I WON’T CRY (THE RARE BLOCK MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
54 71 TINA CHERRY (CLUB MIX) Georgio, Motown 12in
55 — SHO’ YOU RIGHT (REMIX) Barry White, Breakout 12in
56 re UH UH, NO NO CASUAL SEX (SINGLE VERSION) Carrie McDowell, Motown 12in
57 33 STOP TO LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
58 25 NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS (with Cherrelle)/(WHAT CAN I SAY) TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME/SUNSHINE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
59 — MR SLEAZE (RARE GROOVE REMIX) Bananarama featuring Stock Aitken Waterman, London 12in
60 28 (YOU’RE PUTTIN’) A RUSH ON ME (CLUB MIX) Stephanie Mills, MCA Records 12in
61 27 HOUSE NATION (FERNAND FIDORÉ REMIX/FULL REMIX) The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, Magnetic Dance 12in
62 — GET DOWN (US SEXIST MIX) Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
63 50 THE OPERA HOUSE/AFRICAN MIX Jack E Makossa, Champion 12in
64 97 CAUSING A COMMOTION (MOVIE HOUSE MIX/SILVER SCREEN MIX) Madonna, Sire 12in
65 69 CHECKING YOU OUT Ernesta Dunbar, Hardcore 12in
66 68 I CAN’T WAIT (DANCE MIX) Masterpiece, Serious Records 12in
67 — COMMUNICATE (REMIX) Full House, Epic 12in mailing list promo
68 60 TAKE IT TO THE TOP (PWL REMIX) Advance, Champion 12in
69 83 YOU GOT THE LOVE (PHILLY REMIX) Regina Belle, CBS 12in
70 87 TEQUILA (EXTENDED VERSION) The Champs, Cooltempo 12in
71 77 DANCE EVERYBODY DANCE/MARIA (12 INCH VERSION) Spanish Prince, Fourth & Broadway 12in
72 54 JODY (YARDIE REMIX/’THAT’S MY MAN THROWIN’ DOWN’ MIX) Total Contrast, London 12in
73 66 IRRESISTABLE (EXTENDED VERSION) Audrey Wheeler, US Capitol 12in
74 49 LOVE FIXATION Touch, US SuperTronics 12in
75 46 PAID IN FULL Eric B And Rakim, Fourth & Broadway LP
76 58 BE YOURSELF Whodini (featuring Millie Jackson)/USE ME (BEFORE I LET GO) Steady B, Jive 12in EP
77 — HIT THE DECK Box Trouble & Donna *D*, Rise Records 12in white label
78 — FULL METAL JACKET (I WANNA BE YOUR DRILL INSTRUCTOR) (ESKIMO PUSSY MIX) Full Metal Jacket, Warner Brothers 12in
79 — I FOUND LOVIN’ Steve Walsh, A1 Records 12in
80 64 ANGEL/HELLO BELOVED/SENSUAL LOVER Angela Winbush, US Mercury LP
81 re I KNOW WHAT LOVE IS Imagination, RCA 12in
82 89 HOUSE OF HELL/HELLHOUSE Hotline, Rhythm King 12in
83 56 TAKES ME HIGHER (RADIO MIX) Shabazz, US Coslit Records 12in
84 55 SHOCK THE HOUSE/TINY B The GA’s featuring Mickey Murray, Expansion Records 12in
85 — LOVE SHOCK (EXTENDED MIX) Aleem featuring Leroy Burgess, US Atlantic 12in mailing list promo
86 61 SAY GOODNIGHT Zushii, Debut Records 12in
87 40 THE GODFATHER Spoonie Gee, US Tuff City 12in
88 38 LOWDOWN (THE HIGHLIFE MIX) Hindsight, Circa Records 12in
89 36 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP (ESCAPE FROM NEWTON/ESCAPE TO NEW YORK REMIXES) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
90 74 LET’S START LOVE OVER (EXTENDED) Miles Jaye, US Island 12in/LP
91 — IT AIN’T RIGHT (WHATCHA DO)/YOU & ME (CLUB REMIX) Simphonia featuring Carmen Brown, US Atlantic 12in mailing list promo
92 re LIES (EXTENDED VERSION) Jonathan Butler, Jive 12in
93 — SAY YOU’LL BE Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister and Output, US Tuff City 12in
94 — THE HOUSE SOUND OF CHICAGO MEGAMIX – VOLUME 2 (THE CLASSIC MIX)/(THE CHILLIN’ JACK MIX)/(THE RARE GROOVE MIX)/(THE RADIO EDIT) Various Artists mastermix by ‘Mic Mac’ Meyers, German DJ International Records/BCM 12in
95 — BEATS + PIECES (MO’ BASS REMIX) Coldcut featuring Floormaster Squeeze, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
96 re I OWE YOU NOTHING (BLUES BROS BOOTLEG BUST UP MIX) Bros, CBS 12in white label
97 — STONE LOVE (CLUB MIX) Steve Arrington, Manhattan 12in promo
98 — WHAT’S MY NAME/DON’T DISTURB THIS GROOVE Steady B, US Jive 12in
99 95 LOVER FOR LIFE/READY TO GIVE MY HEART/LENA Mission, US Columbia LP
100 65 SHE’S FLY (LONG VERSION) Tony Terry, US Epic 12in
01 01 PUMP UP THE VOLUME M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
02 02 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley, RCA 12in
03 03 JACK LE FREAK Chic, Atlantic 12in
04 11 I FOUND LOVIN’ Fatback Band, Master Mix 12in
05 04 BAD Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
06 06 I NEED LOVE LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
07 05 CAUSING A COMMOTION Madonna, Sire 12in
08 07 DON’T STOP (JAMMIN’) L.A. Mix, A&M Breakout 12in
09 14 THE REAL THING Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
10 23 I FOUND LOVIN’ Steve Walsh, A1 Records 12in
11 08 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and the Rude Boy Of House, Magnet 12in
12 10 MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED Sybil, Champion 12in
13 16 PUMP UP THE VOLUME (REMIX) M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
14 19 MR MANIC & SISTER COOL (MANIC MIX) Shakatak, Polydor 12in
15 15 BAD/THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL/LIBERIAN GIRL/ANOTHER PART OF ME/SMOOTH CRIMINAL Michael Jackson, Epic LP
16 12 CASANOVA Levert, Atlantic 12in
17 13 STOP TO LOVE Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
18 09 JUST CALL Sherrick, Warner Bros 7in
19 34 GET DOWN Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
20 — LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
21 40 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees, WEA 12in
22 45 I DON’T THINK THAT MAN SHOULD SLEEP ALONE Ray Parker Jr, Geffen 12in
23 39 WALK THE DINOSAUR Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
24 25 ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson, Atlantic 12in
25 24 THE NIGHT YOU MURDERED LOVE (THE WHOLE STORY) ABC, Neutron 12in
26 17 THE OPERA HOUSE Jack E Makossa, Champion 12in
27 22 TOY BOY Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
28 33 PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD Criminal Element Orchestra, Cooltempo 12in
29 35 CARS (E REG MODEL) Gary Numan, Beggars Banquet 12in
30 46 (BABY TELL ME) CAN YOU DANCE Shanice Wilson, A&M Breakout 12in
31 27 CALL ME Spagna, CBS 12in
32 31 PAPA CHICO Tony Esposito, In-Disc 12in
33 — DANCE LITTLE SISTER Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
34 — I WANNA BE YOUR DRILL INSTRUCTOR (FULL METAL JACKET) Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding, Warner Brothers 12in
35 18 ROADBLOCK Stock Aitken Waterman, A&M Breakout 12in
36 — STRONG AS STEEL Five Star, Tent 12in
37 48 COME SEE ABOUT ME Shakin’ Stevens, Epic 12in
38 36 I DON’T WANT TO BE A HERO Johnny Hates Jazz, Virgin 12in
39 28 WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield, Parlophone 12in
40 20 BRIDGE TO YOUR HEART Wax, RCA 12in
41 37 WIPEOUT The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys, Urban 12in
42 38 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP (ESCAPE FROM NEWTON)/(ESCAPE TO NEW YORK) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
43 43 IT’S OVER Level 42, Polydor 12in
44 21 I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN IT (REMIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
45 50 CROCKETT’S THEME Jan Hammer, MCA 12in
46 47 THAT GIRL (GROOVY SITUATION) Freddie McGregor, Polydor 12in
47 49 WALK IN THE PARK (1987 PRODUCTION) Nick Straker, Sedition 12in
48 — TOGETHER FOREVER (DANCE MIX) Intrique, Cooltempo 12in
49 32 NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle/(WHAT CAN I SAY) TO MAKE YOU LOVE ME/HEARSAY/CRITICIZE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
50 29 SERIOUS (EXTENDED VERSION) Deja, 10 Records 12in
01 01 SAVIN’ MYSELF Eria Fachin, Canadian Power 12in
02 04 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
03 07 FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES People Like Us, Passion 12in
04 03 TURNING MY BACK AND WALKING AWAY Carol Jiani, Nightmare 12in
05 08 TOMORROW (EXTENDED VERSION) The Communards, London 12in
06 02 MIND OVER MATTER EG Daily, US A&M 12in
07 05 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Celena Duncan, Nightmare 12in
08 06 TAKE MY BODY (AND I WILL TAKE YOUR LOVE) Tracey Ackerman, Passion 12in
09 22 VOYAGE VOYAGE (EXTENDED VERSION) Desireless, CBS 12in promo
10 09 BACKTRACK Shezwae Powell, Nightmare 12in
11 13 RECONCILIATE Cherry Lime, Canadian Power 12in
12 10 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING (US MIX/MICROMIX) Jessica Williams meets Man 2 Man, Diamond Records 12in
13 15 LITTLE LIES (JELLYBEAN REMIX) Fleetwood Mac, Warner Brothers 12in
14 11 SATISFY MY DESIRE Havana, US Wow 12in
15 14 I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (SUGAR PIE HONEY BUNCH) The Real Thing, Jive 12in
16 12 ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Precious Wilson, Jive 12in
17 19 I FEEL LOVE COMIN’ ON Zenia, Rise Records 12in
18 20 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley, RCA 12in
19 23 OH YEAH (DANCE MIX) Yello, US Mercury 12in
20 29 HALFWAY TO PARADISE Kelly Marie, Passion 12in
21 30 GIVE IT TO ME Amanté, US TSR 12in
22 27 WALK IN THE PARK (1987 REMAKE) Nick Straker, Sedition 12in
23 24 AMERICAN LOVE (REMIX) Rose Laurens, Italian Limited Edition 12in
24 26 I’M IN DANGER Aleph, Italian Time 12in
25 17 A WINNER NEVER QUITS Milton Brown, Nightmare 12in
26 25 EVERY ONE’S A WINNER Monkey Business, Italian X-Energy 12in
27 21 DEEPER N’ DEEPER Modern Rocketry, US Megatone 12in
28 16 NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK The Velvelettes, Nightmare 12in
29 — CRY OUT IN THE NIGHT Amanda Lucci, Rise Records 12in
30 — EVERLASTING LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Sandra, 10 Records 12in
One thought on “October 17, 1987: On The One, Living In A Box, Spoonie Gee, Cookie Crew, Stevie Wonder”
JH mentions a new fashion for wearing spotted handkerchiefs on the head like pirates. With the bandanna being one of the first things associated with acid house and with the pirate thing also giving birth to the very earliest acid house slang all about “getting on one matey”. So what I’m wondering is was this fashion already happening in London separate to any acid house connection or was it already spreading out from Shoom as early as October 1987 – when did Shoom even start?