November 7, 1987: Kool Moe Dee, Alexander O’Neal, Whitney Houston, Roy Ayers, Lanier & Co

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

Les Adams, none other than the LA Mix man himself, has done a “heavy, heavy” remix of Montana Sextet’s ‘Heavy Vibes’, for future creative marketing … Sybil is still “pumping up the volume” in the exciting brand new 0-118-0bpm Z Mix, by the Extra Beat Boys and Phil Harding, of the relaunched ‘My Love Is Guaranteed’ (Champion CHAMPZ 12-55), with an orgasmic “jungle fever” finish … Blue Mercedes have themselves had to point out that, different spellings apart, the two Street Latin Woolf and Street Latin Wolff Mixes are actually one and the same, a fact that was obscured in direct comparison between the two promo copies as, of course, the original pressing of ‘I Want To Be Your Property’ had its labels stuck on the wrong sides! … I wish some people would put their minds into gear and think at the same time as they read this column: nowhere did I say that I refuse to review all EMI releases, just those of their advance promos which contain only one song, as invariably the finished commercial pressings (the ones I will be reviewing) turn out to have different BPMs or contain extra tracks that are worth mentioning too, and doing so after already reviewing the A-side just gets clumsy and clutters up this Odds ‘n’ Bods section – don’t you agree? … Meli’sa Morgan’s UK pressing later this month will include ‘Fools Paradise’ and, hopefully, Hi-Fashion’s old ‘Feeling Lucky Lately’ (on which she sang) … Pete Hammond and Pete Waterman have remixed Audrey Wheeler ‘Irresistible’, and the Cookie Crew, finally out after months on promo, already has a remix due too … CBS, as mentioned last week, omitted from initial UK pressings the import’s much more exciting House Party Mix of Earth Wind & Fire’s ‘System Of Survival’, but have already white labelled this violently snapping 120½-0bpm version (now subtitled ‘Everybody Get Up’) as the A-side of a pressing that presumably is due for creative marketing (CBS EWFQT 1) … Jan Hammer ‘Crockett’s Theme’ has been beefed up considerably for dancefloors by Ben Liebrand in a thudding 95½-0bpm Dance Remix (MCA Records MCAX 1193) … Jellybean’s new 114⅓-0bpm remix of ‘The Real Thing’ is now in a UK pressing (Chrysalis BEANX 1-1) but apparently is only due commercially, with the flip’s Hot Salsa Dub too, as part of the imminent UK release of his Elisa Fiorillo-sung ‘Who Found Who’ US pop hit … Wayne Hernandez ‘Corners Of The Sun’ has been given a lavatory flush-introed brassy loud (0-)109-0bpm Mans Room Mix (Epic WAYNE Q2) … Breakout finally picked up Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element ‘Tighten Up/I Just Can’t Stop Dancin’’ for UK 12 inch release, with a new B-side dub scratched by Jazzy Joyce … Alexander O’Neal’s ‘Criticize’ has been pressed in limited numbers as a 10 inch, not very useful for DJs, as its two A-side mixes are “twin grooved” and run side by side, so it’s a matter of luck as to which spiral the stylus tracks into! … O’chi Brown & Rick Astley’s ‘Learning To Live’ has now been withdrawn by Magnetic Dance … Trouble Funk’s ‘Trouble’ has been repackaged on 12 inch (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 80) with their old ‘Drop The Bomb’, ‘Still Smokin’’ and ‘Let’s Get Small’ – yawn! … Franklin Hughes now hosts a Saturday 7-10pm soul show on Coventry’s Mercia Sound 97FM/220MW … Mark Kavanagh is compiling an Irish DJ’s dance chart for fortnightly broadcast on the imminently relaunched Radio Leinster: send him your charts at 43 Thomastown Road, Dunlaoire, Co. Dublin … Ilford High Road’s Centerway has a brand new Music Power 2 disco-specialising record store, while presumably it’s Richard Searling who’s behind the November opening in Manchester’s city centre, next to Victoria Station, of Expansion Records Ltd of Manchester, a specialist soul/jazz/dance/R&B record shop boasting an “unrivalled” back catalogue department … PLASA’s disco equipment exhibition next year will be vastly expanded and at Olympia 2 … London Acoustical Developments have designed their new 942 Professional Disco Turntable to compete with the market-leading Technics SL1200 Mk II deck, similarly vari-speed but with the speed-adjusting slider working more logically so that it speeds up when pushed forward and down when pulled back, while the deck is totally without irritating clutter on the left hand side, leaving clear cueing and scratching access for DJs’ hands … Steve Gurley won the first Milton Keynes Disco-Mixing Championship at Bletchley’s Kincaid’s … Marie Birch and Sound Promotions have moved to South Bank House, Black Prince Road, London SE1 7SJ (01-735 8171) … Steve Rawlings regrets the move from Croydon’s Easy Street to Birmingham’s Libertys of ‘Stevie D’ Drake, the best club manager he’s ever worked for, Birmingham’s gain (he says!) … LL Cool J (who actually missed his plane) and Public Enemy were due as surprise guests at the Prestatyn soul weekender but had to cancel rather at the last minute as they hadn’t time to fit it in (full Prestatyn report next week) … DJ and record importer, the legendary Tony Monson got all fired up at Caister – he fell asleep in front of an electric fire and the trench coat he was wearing caught alight! … Mark Reed has set up a moveable b-boy night in Brighton called Tuff, this week’s venue on Thursday (November 5) being the Escape Club with guests Einstein, Thrashpack and DJ JD, while next Friday (13) it’s the Club Savannah with the Cookie Crew and Faze One … Bob Jones guests this Friday (6) with Simon Dunmore and Les Fisher at their monthly Rhythm Zone in Northolt’s C&L Country Club … Manu Dibango plays Kentish Town’s Town & Country Club next Thursday (12) … Sean French jazz-souls free admission Sunday lunchtimes at Greenford’s Oscars, in the Oldfield Tavern … Jamie Trundle packs upfront Sundays at the Jenyns Arms near Kings Lynn, while Ian P Scott’s heavyweight hip hop pulls around 500 b-boys into Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Rockshots on Tuesdays and Thursdays … Radio Thamesmead veteran Jamie Wisdom is after South East London area gigs on 01-311 3112 (days) … Kevin Ashton (Newquay Frizzbys/Tall Trees) points out that on the original Polydor pressing of Advance ‘Take It To The Top’, the label lists as co-composer one Spagna – the singer, or her brother? … Ralph Adler, like me, was surprised to hear that the Whispers were making “their first ever UK concert visit”, especially as he remembers seeing them with Carrie Lucas at London’s Dominion around seven years ago! … DON’T STOP JAMMIN’!


HOT VINYL

KOOL MOE DEE ‘How Ya Like Me Now’ (US Jive/Rooftop Records 1073-1-JD)
‘Night Train’-introed sizzling ultra-jittery 0- 104bpm strongly worded rap cutting in chords from James Brown’s ‘Cold Sweat’, ‘Funky Broadway’ and more (in four mixes), by far the hottest new rap around London.

ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘Criticize’ (Tabu 651211 6)
In four Steve Hodge remixes, this lurching 115⅓bpm smacker with catchily chorusing girls will certainly now work well and have pop appeal, despite being far from his album’s most popular cut.

WHITNEY HOUSTON ‘So Emotional’ (Arista RIST 43)
Pop-aimed smoothly rolling urgent 120⅓bpm jitterer with Eurythmics, Mel & Kim and Miami disco influences in a remix by Shep Pettibone (dub/acappella flip), Jellybean also apparently having a remix waiting in the wings.

ROY AYERS ‘I’m The One (For Your Love Tonight)’ LP (US Columbia FC 40423)
Consistent good set by the ever popular jazz-funk vibist, with the sharply leaping 119bpm ‘I’m The One’, exaggeratedly gruff 97-0bpm ‘I Really Wanna Be With You‘, lovely instrumental 97bpm ‘Blue Summer‘, romantically rolling (0-)81⅐-0bpm ‘I Once Had Your Love‘, jerkily jogging 97bpm ‘Don’t You Ever Turn Away‘, skipping instrumental 110bpm ‘Marlon‘, Chandra Currelli-duetted tranquil 71⅔bpm ‘Let Me Love You’, snappy 0-113½bpm ‘Word’, cornily anti-drugs 114¼bpm ‘Crack Attack‘.

LANIER & CO ‘I Don’t Know’ (Syncopate 12SYD7)
The family group’s lovely Jerry Butler-ish gently loping 107-106⅔-104-103-104-102⅓-103⅔-102⅔-103-102⅓-0bpm classy real soul swayer has added Gary Barnacle sax in Glenn Skinner’s UK remix, flipped on finished copies by a new 114⅓-114bpm Jolley Harris Jolley remix of ‘Dancing In The Night‘ and the dated slow 0-40/80-0bpm ‘Afraid Of Losing You’. They’re currently over here, so catch ’em if you can.

ORAN ‘JUICE’ JONES ‘G.T.O. — Gangsters Takin’ Over’ (US Def Jam FC 40955)
Supported vocally by the Shades Of Black, superb timeless sweet falsetto soul in early Smokey Robinson style, hottest for the “hey, hey baby” conversation-ended gorgeous lightly jittery swaying 103⅙bpm ‘Rock The Night Away’ but also with the 80¼bpm ‘Not On The Outside‘, Alyson Williams-duetted 0-83͕⅐bpm ‘How To Love Again‘, 72bpm ‘You Don’t Miss The Rain‘, 91bpm ‘I Just Can’t Say Goodbye‘, 96bpm ‘Baby Don’t Walk Out On Me‘, 0-54½-0bpm ‘Your Song’, 95bpm ‘We Were Friends’, swinging 0-124½bpm ‘U Bring Out’, all proving him far from a one hit wonder. However, unfortunately here his latest single is the set’s worst track, the drumkit juddered jolting dull 85⅔bpm ‘Cold Spendin’ My $ Money‘ (Def Jam 651121 8).

ELEANOR GOODMAN ‘Sneak Preview’ (US Trumpet TR 12 154)
Paul Kyser-creatcd good beefily lurching 100⅔bpm chunky jiggler not unlike Jocelyn Brown in its rhythm attack although vocally more girlish (inst/edit flip).

KRUSH ‘House Arrest (The Beat Is The Law)’ (FON/Club JABX 63)
Jittery striding 120⅓-0bpm smacker and a more smoothly synthed “house”-ier ‘Jack’s Back‘ B-side version (both with radio/bonus mixes too), recorded in Sheffield and initially promoed on the studio’s label by Nottingham’s Mark Gamble, DJ Cassroc and singer “Ruth Joy”.

THE WHISPERS ‘No Pain, No Gain’ (Solar MCAT 1212)
Attractive sneaky beefily bumping but gentle 0-98⅓bpm jogger, hopefully not too classy for the country at large, with a truly dreadful megamix flip “blended by Gus”.

TONY SINENI ‘Rhythm Of The Beat’ (US Hot Mix 5 HMF 105)
Mickey Oliver-produced percussion pattered beefily galloping infectious simple strong jack track, in four 119bpm mixes plus an 122¼bpm Raz Mix, big already north of Watford Gap.

TONY TERRY ‘Forever Yours’ LP (US Epic BFE 40890)
Ted Currier-produced strong funk ‘n’ soul set, with the catchily jiggling 94½bpm ‘Lovey Dovey’, jerkily snapping 107⅔-0bpm ‘Wassup Wit U‘, simple 107⅔bpm ‘Up & Down Love‘, lovely Fifties-style slow 63⅘-0bpm title track, almost equally old fashioned 87½-0bpm ‘Here With Me‘, latin flavoured 105⅚bpm ‘Day Dreaming‘, cantering 114½bpm ‘Young Love‘, crawling 56¼-0bpm ‘What Would It Take’, frantic 118⅓bpm ‘Fulltime Girl’, currently 12-inched 99⅔-0bpm ‘She’s Fly‘.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ‘Penitentiary III’ LP (US RCA Victor 6663-1-R)
A useful various artists black music soundtrack set, hottest by far for the sultry jiggly jogging 91½bpm YARBOROUGH & PEOPLES ‘Special’ but including the recently seven-inched jerkily jogging 0-104bpm GAP BAND ‘Sweeter Than Candy‘, well worded jittery rapping 101⅚bpm SHAWNIE G. ‘No Mission’s Impossible‘, nice soulfully jogging 99⅚bpm JAMES REESE ‘Just A Touch‘, speedy house-ish instrumental (0-)114½bpm RODNEY FRANKLIN ‘Bustin’ Out‘, snappily whipping (0-)120bpm MIDNIGHT STAR ‘Do The Prep‘, girls sung sharply juddering then slower rapped (0-)110⅚-0-90⅙bpm NEW CHOICE ‘Cold Stupid‘.

ROBBIE-B and JAZZY-J ‘Jazzy-J On The Scratch!’ (US Schoolly-D Records SD-119)
It’s “spot the scratch” time on this hot jumpily frenetic 102½bpm rap ‘n’ cut jitterer (instrumental too), plus the flip’s much longer possibly even deffer and wilder 103½bpm ‘Rock The Go Go!‘, recommended.

MELI’SA MORGAN ‘If You Can Do It: I Can Too!!’ (US Capitol V-15345)
Beefy backbeat-thudding bright rolling 0-109½bpm Jocelyn Brown-ish strutter (in four mixes).

THE HOUSE GIRL ‘Bessie Smith’ (US House HU 40)
Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk-created jittery yet smooth 120½-0bpm jack track, with a possibly more immediate B-side variation, the digitally stuttered throating utterances probably not being by the 1920s’ blues singer although one thing’s certain by the end, her name IS Bessie Smith!

MIKE ‘HITMAN’ WILSON AND BAD BOY BILL ‘Can You Jack’ (US International House Records IH 001)
Friskily infectious if archetypal 122¼bpm jack track flier, complete with “jack jack” stutters and jangly piano, or a more bassily synthed ‘Can You Dance‘ alternative flip (both in two mixes).

BAM-BAM ‘Give It To Me’ (US Westbrook Records BB-WB-#105)
Buzzing synth tones and Crystal Neely’s sexy groans punctuate a butchly chanted percussive 122¾bpm jack track churner, in four versions (122½bpm instrumental and dub mixes).

GIORGE PETTUS ‘Giorge Pettus’ LP (US MCA Records MCA-5826)
Solid if conventional sophisticated and sometimes wailing modern soul, with the pent-up busily wriggling 98⅚bpm ‘I’m Good For You’, lurching 0-106bpm ‘Trouble In Paradise‘, cantering 116bpm ‘One Track Mind‘, deep 75bpm ‘Can You Wait’, 39/78bpm ‘You’re Perfect’, 58⅖bpm ‘Make It Right’, churning 116½bpm ‘I Can Fix-U-Up’, Phil Collins-ish 181bpm ‘One Time Affair’, recently 12-inched (0-)88½bpm ‘My Night For Love‘, selling well to its market.

JOYCE SIMS ‘Come Into My Life’ (US Sleeping Bag Records SLX-28)
Produced in four mixes as usual by Mantronik, this haunting slinky 0-94⅚-94½-95⅚-94½bpm swayer has subtle resonances of her past hits, like a slower ‘(You Are My) All And All’, and is already much plugged by London’s radio pirates — which helps, as it’s a bit of a nagger that needs time to crawl up your trouser leg!

GLENN JONES `Glenn Jones’ LP (Jive HIP 51)
Pleasant husky tender modern soul for listening, the only tracks to hit the floor since it was first on import being the gently swinging 103⅓bpm ‘It Must Be Love’, fluidly tripping 115¼bpm ‘Living In The Limelight‘, and hypnotic slinky 95⅞bpm ‘At Last‘, classily sung as you’d expect.

L.L. COOL J ‘Go Cut Creator Go’ (US Def Jam 44-07476)
‘Special Versions’ of this Chuck Berry-cutting jittery exciting 96-0bpm noisily shouted rock ‘n’ roll rap and the sparser 84⅓bpm ‘Kanday‘.

TONY TEE The Composer ‘Expressing My Thoughts’ (US Rooftop Records RT 006)
From a speaker shaking liver-quivering intro, this fast talking braggart’s 91bpm juddering rap naturally cuts up James Brown (dub too), with a more jauntily syncopated 96bpm ‘Rap Is Music‘ too.

MR LEE ‘Come To House’ (US Trax Records TX 140)
European-flavoured fast flying 122¾bpm stuttery “house” jack track, synth and percussion leading the flip’s 121¼bpm Club Instrumental version.

MIKE ANTHONY ‘Man On A Mission’ (US Emergency PAL-7154)
Datedly “disco” wriggly 0-118½-118¾bpm house judderer with good jangly piano, hustling hi-hats and “Russian”-type doom laden vocal moaning, possibly punchiest in its brighter 0-121½-121¾bpm Dub Version.

HEATWAVE ‘Straight From The Heart’ (Soul City SITYT 2, via PRT)
Dave Godin revives his label? Perhaps not! Anyway, good to see the guys back, even if the all-important bass line lacks “bottom” in the dated mix of this remorselessly nagging jittery insistent ‘I Found Lovin’’-type 0-101⅔-0-101⅔bpm jogger (beware the false finish).

LUTHER VANDROSS ‘So Amazing’ (Epic LUTH T4)
Haunting tender slow 0-32/64bpm smoocher, flipped (inst too) by the really dead slow old ‘If Only For One Night’ and ‘A House Is Not A Home’.

TASHAN ‘Read My Mind (Long Version Remix)’ (Def Jam TASH T1)
Jittery weaving monotonous 100½-100⅓-0bpm husky soul jogger finally out here months late in its US remix (edit too), flipped by the equally over-familiar tough excellent slow soulfully duetted 0-85/42½bpm ‘Got The Right Attitude‘.

SCREAMIN’ RACHEL ‘Fun With Bad Boys’ (US Grand Groove-Hip House Records GG-HH-711)
Cooing (rather than screaming) 0-121¼bpm house tripper, the exaggeratedly girlish vocal really grating as it progresses through Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk’s Jack Me Bad Boy Mix and Farbus’s more rapidly tiresome Hip House Mix.

JONATHAN BUTLER ‘Holding On’ (Jive JIVE T 157)
Disjointedly lurching sometimes slightly pop-reggae flavoured plaintive 95½bpm singalong semi-slowie.


Hi-NRG

THE COMMUNARDS ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’ (London LONX 158), Shep Pettibone-remixed excitingly racing (0-)132½bpm Gloria Gaynor disco revival, also on promo in acappella, dub and instrumental versions;

SUPERTRAMP ‘I’m Beggin’ You’ (A&M AMY 415), Seventies disco-styled quite soulful 121¼bpm jerky bounder with cooing girls building its lilting climax, and a Phil Harding remixed typically “jack”-ed 122bpm instrumental version;

DESIRELESS ‘Voyage Voyage’ (CBS DESI T1), synth washed chugging lush 123⅔bpm Continental smash Euro thudder sung by a girl in French throughout;

ERIA FACHIN ‘Savin’ Myself’ (Saturday STD 1, via PRT), girl-sung cheerfully galloping Hi-NRG chart-topper, now slipping, finally out here in its original 134¾bpm Blaster Mix but as flip to Ian Levine’s new thinner 134¼bpm Hot Line Remix, on a Nightmare sister label Levine has set up specially for licensed (as opposed to his self-produced) product;

DOLLAR ‘O L’Amour’ (London LONX 146), Stock Aitken Waterman-produced zappily rattling 121⅓bpm revival of Erasure’s song;

PAUL LEKAKIS ‘Boom Boom (Let’s Go Back To My Room) (Remix)’ (Champion CHAMPX 12-43), the frantically flying worldwide smash from earlier this year reissued now in a whip-cracking and panting 130bpm Phil Hard Remix (obviously by Phil Harding!);

CROISETTE ‘Wasted Nights’ (Nightmare MARE 40), punchily pounding frantic 129½-0bpm Bananarama-ish rattler;

EARTHA KITT ‘Arabian Song’ (Quazar QUAT 1, via Pinnacle), steadily chugging (0-)120bpm thudder with “Middle Eastern” touches even at times in Eartha’s otherwise typical vocal tone;

SPAGNA ‘Easy Lady’ (CBS 651169 6), reissued jauntily trotting chugger on two separate 12-inchers, either this (0-)112½-112¼-0bpm Extended Mix coupled with Rutger ‘Rutti’ Kroese’s neat (0-)113-0bpm ‘Easy Lady/Call Me (Combimix)’, or (CBS 651169 8) the more subtle 112⅓-0bpm Album Mix coupled with her brand new European jiggly swaying 113bpm ‘Dance, Dance, Dance‘;

BILLY IDOL ‘Mony Mony’ (Chrysalis IDOLX 11), whereas an earlier Downtown Mix was 135¼bpm, this latest drums-pounded 131½-0bpm Hung Like A Pony Remix is usefully close to Tommy James & The Shondells’ original 131-129bpm disco classic, the flip’s seven-inched live version being (0-)142-0bpm;

THE LIFT ‘Don’t U Treat Me Like A Lover’ (Magnet MAGT 313), cymbal schlurped then sax honked vigorously sung urgent 132½bpm galloper, exciting Hi-NRG from an unexpected source;

EURYTHMICS ‘Beethoven (I Love To Listen To)’ (RCA DAT 11), ‘1984 (Sex Crime)’-type muttering monotonous chugging 113¾bpm thudder.


BLACK DANCE TOP 100 – November 7, 1987

01 03 PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
02 02 DON’T STOP (JAMMIN’)/(PHILLY JAZZ)/(OVERDUBBING) LA Mix, Breakout 12in
03 01 THE REAL THING (WEST 26th STREET MIX)/PART II (INSTRUMENTAL) Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Chrysalis 12in
04 06 I DON’T THINK THAT MAN SHOULD SLEEP ALONE Ray Parker Jr., Geffen Records 12in
05 04 PUMP UP THE VOLUME (REMIX) M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
06 09 MR MANIC + SISTER COOL (MANIC CUTS) Shakatak/DJ StreetsAhead, Polydor 12in
07 12 FEMALES (GET ON UP) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
08 13 DANCE LITTLE SISTER (PART ONE/PART TWO) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
09 05 RICCOCHET (DANCIN’ DANNY D CLUB MIX) BB&Q, Cooltempo 12in
10 20 MR SLEAZE (RARE GROOVE REMIX) Bananarama featuring Stock Aitken Waterman, London 12in
11 08 BAD (DANCE EXTENDED MIX) Michael Jackson, Epic 12
12 10 I WON’T CRY (THE RARE BLOCK MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
13 44 IRRESISTIBLE (EXTENDED VERSION) Audrey Wheeler, Capitol 12in
14 24 KISS Total Contrast, London 12in
15 18 THE CAMEO MEGAMIX TWO (LES ADAMS MIX)/SHE’S MINE Cameo, Club 12in
16 15 GET DOWN (EXTENDED REMIX) Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
17 26 SHOW A LITTLE LOVE/SENSUOUS MOOD Mission USA, CBS 12in
18 32 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY (LONELY HEARTS MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
19 11 IF YOU SHOULD NEED A FRIEND (FRIENDSHIP MIX) Blaze, Debut 12in
20 31 PERFECT LADY (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Rick Clarke, RCA 12in
21 36 SAY YOU’LL BE Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister and Output, US Tuff City 12in
22 22 WALK THE DINOSAUR (THE NEW YORK DANGEROUS MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
23 14 PUMP UP THE VOLUME M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
24 33 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE/INSTRUMENTAL Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
25 83 CLAPPERS POWER (CLUB DUB MIX) Brother D, Clappers 12in
26 17 FUNKY LIKE A TRAIN (EXTENDED VERSION) The Equals, Club 12in
27 74 AFTER DARK/LOVIN’ YOU/YOU SHOULDA KEPT A SPARE/YOU MAKE MY NATURE DANCE/I LOVE YOUR DAUGHTER/OVER YOU Ray Parker Jr, Geffen Records LP
28 16 I FOUND LOVIN’ (REMIX/LP VERSION) Fatback, Master Mix 12in
29 07 I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN (EXTENDED VERSION) Roger, Reprise Records 12in
30 46 WE’LL KEEP STRIVING (EXTENDED REMIX) La La with Bernard Wright, Arista 12in
31 43 I’M THE ONE/BLUE SUMMER/I REALLY WANNA BE WITH YOU/MARLON/LET ME LOVE YOU/DON’T YOU EVER TURN AWAY/I ONCE HAD YOUR LOVE Roy Ayers, US Columbia LP
32 25 JACK LE FREAK Chic, Atlantic 12in
33 21 I’M TIRED OF BEING PUSHED AROUND The Untouchables (Fine Young Cannibals), London promo 12in
34 51 SYSTEM OF SURVIVAL (EXTENDED MIX)/WRITING ON THE WALL Earth Wind & Fire, CBS 12in
35 28 IT’S MY THING Epee MD, US Fresh Records 12in
36 35 TIGHTEN UP-I JUST CAN’T STOP DANCIN’/PRIVATE PARTY Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element, US Criminal Records LP
37 81 WALK THE DINOSAUR (JEFFREY B YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE REMIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
38 19 MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED (RED INK MIX – PART 1) Sybil, Champion 12in
39 42 THE GODFATHER Spoonie Gee, Sure Delight 12in
40 49 THE OVERWEIGHT LOVERS IN THE HOUSE/MONEYEARNIN’ MOUNT VERNON Heavy D and the Boyz, MCA Records LP/12in promo
41 27 LET’S BE LOVERS TONIGHT (EXTENDED DANCE REMIX) Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in mailing list promo
42 48 HOUSE ARREST (THE BEAT IS THE LAW)/JACK’S BACK Krush, FON/Club 12in
43 47 BAD ON THE MIKE (THE BAD RAP) Simon Harris featuring 3 Boom MC’s, London 12in
44 70 HOW YA LIKE ME NOW (EXTENDED MIX) Kool Moe Dee, US Jive/Rooftop Records 12in
45 94 I DON’T KNOW/DANCING IN THE NIGHT (REMIX) Lanier & Co, Syncopate 12in
46 re BEATS + PIECES (MO’ BASS REMIX) Coldcut featuring Floormaster Squeeze, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
47 69 LET’S START LOVE OVER (EXTENDED) Miles Jaye, US Island 12in/Fourth & Broadway promo
48 37 COMMUNICATE (REMIX) Full House, Epic 12in mailing list promo
49 re NUDE PHOTO/THE DANCE/MOVE IT Rythim Is Rythim, US Transmat 12in
50 23 I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX/GET BUSY YO! MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA Records 12in
51 39 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and The Rude Boy Of House, Magnetic Dance 12in
52 60 SHE’S FLY (LONG VERSION) Tony Terry, Epic 12in
53 53 THAT GREEDY BEAT/THE MUSIC MAKER Matt Black + The Coldcut Crew, Ahead Of Our Time Records 12in white label
54 45 JUST THAT TYPE OF GIRL (EXTENDED REMIX) Madame X, US Atlantic 12in
55 29 DEVOTION (CLUB MIX/BAM BAM’S HOUSE MIX) Ten City, US Atlantic 12in
56 — REGGAE GOT SOUL (THE SCRATCH MIX SHOWDOWN) The Big One Crew featuring Cut Master MC/HIP HOP REGGAE (DJ EEEEEXCLUSIVE REMIX) Longsy D and Cut Master MC, Big One 12in
57 92 IT MUST BE LOVE/LIVING IN THE LIMELIGHT Glenn Jones, Jive LP
58 54 THE BOOTLEG MIX/THE LIAM McCOY Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
59 98 COME INTO MY LIFE (CLUB MIX) Joyce Sims, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in
60 89 GIRLS CAN JAK TOO (12” DANCE MIX) Zuzan, deConstruction Records 12in promo
61 34 (BABY TELL ME) CAN YOU DANCE (CLUB MIX) Shanice Wilson, Breakout 12in
62 50 BEVERLY HILLS COPS (HOUSE GROOVE/JACK PIANO MIX) The Big X Crewe, Uptown Records 12in
63 30 BACK IN MY ARMS/CITY NIGHTS Chris Paul, Syncopate 12in
64 re YES IT’S YOU/HOT PANTS Diana Brown and the Brothers, Tuf 12in
65 68 LIVING IN A BOX (THE PARADISE MIX) Bobby Womack, MCA Records 12in
66 re RISIN’ TO THE TOP (GIVE IT ALL YOU’VE GOT) Keni Burke, RCA 12in
67 — CAUGHT U CHEATIN’/JACK THE GROOVE (EXTENDED HOUSE MIX) Raze, Champion 12in mailing list promo
68 85 LOVEY DOVEY/UP & DOWN LOVE/WASSUP WIT U/FOREVER YOURS Tony Terry, US Epic LP
69 65 YOU GOT THE LOVE (PHILLY REMIX) Regina Belle, CBS 12in
70 55 MR MAGICIAN Mystic Merlin/JAM TONIGHT (SERIOUS JAM REMIX) Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
71 87 CRITICIZE (REMIX/CRITICAL MIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
72 re I OWE YOU NOTHING (BLUES BROS BOOTLEG BUST UP MIX) Bros (cut up by the Democratic Three featuring DJ Slack), CBS 12in white label
73 — SYSTEM OF SURVIVAL (EVERYBODY GET UP – HOUSE PARTY MIX) Earth Wind & Fire, CBS 12in white label
74 77 MR X & MR Z DRINK OLD GOLD Mr X & Mr Z, CityBeat 12in
75 — SO EMOTIONAL (SHEP PETTIBONE EXTENDED REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
76 86 SNEAK PREVIEW (EXTENDED VERSION) Eleanor Goodman, US Trumpet 12in
77 71 DON’T MAKE ME WAIT FOR LOVE Kenny G featuring Lenny Williams, Arista 12in
78 72 ANGEL (EXTENDED VERSION) Angela Winbush, Club 12in mailing list promo
79 58 TINA CHERRY (CLUB MIX/DUB MIX) Georgio, Motown 12in
80 — HOUSE MASTER GENERAL (HOUSE MIX) The House Master General, Flick & Romero Records 12in
81 — JACK MIX IV Mirage, Debut 12in
82 38 LET’S MAKE A MOVE (EXTENDED MIX) EQ, US Atlantic 12in
83 99 HEAVY VIBES/(CLUB MIX) Montana Sextet, 10 Records 12in
84 79 ROCK THE NIGHT AWAY/I JUST CAN’T SAY GOODBYE Oran ‘Juice’ Jones, US Def Jam LP
85 61 FREEDOM (L.A. GROOVE/N.Y. GROOVE/FIERCE DUB) Tramaine, US A&M 12in mailing list promo
86 82 WHATEVER MAKES OUR LOVE GROW (EXTENDED VERSION) Edwin Starr, 10 Records 12in
87 96 TAKES ME HIGHER (RADIO MIX) Shabazz, US Coslit Records 12in
88 — SKELETONS Stevie Wonder, Motown 12in
89 52 SHO’ YOU RIGHT (REMIX) Barry White, Breakout 12in
90 80 MR JOHNSON (DANNY ‘DUBMASTER’ D YARDIE REMIX)/(12” CLUB MIXTURE) Yes No People, London 12in
91 64 I’M GOOD FOR YOU/TROUBLE IN PARADISE/CAN YOU WAIT George Pettus, US MCA Records LP
92 97 DANCE EVERYBODY DANCE/MARIA Spanish Prince, Fourth & Broadway 12in
93 100= I SAID IT AND I MEANT IT (CLUB MIX) Carolyn Porter, US Atlantic 12in
94 — GIVE IT TO ME (CLUB MIX/STREET MIX/INSTRUMENTAL DUB) Bam-Bam, US Westbrook Records 12in
95 — MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED (Z MIX) Sybil, Champion 12in
96 67 FALLING IN LOVE/LINDA, MY LOVE/SO MUCH LOVE/I BELIEVE IN LOVE Modernique, US Sire LP
97 57 WHY? (EXTENDED DANCE MIX) Roland Clark, US Atlantic 12in mailing list promo
98 84 LET THE SUN IN Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros LP/12in mailing list promo
99 63 HOUSE IT UP (INSTRUMENTAL MIX) Hokus Pokus, US West Madison Street Records 12in
100 93 SPECIAL Yarbrough & Peoples/SWEETER THAN CANDY Gap Band (‘Penitentiary III’ soundtrack), US RCA Victor LP


POP DANCE

01 05 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
02 01 PUMP UP THE VOLUME M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
03 06 WALK THE DINOSAUR Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
04 07 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees, WEA 12in
05 04 THE REAL THING Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
06 42 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY Rick Astley, RCA 12in
07 03 DON’T STOP (JAMMIN’) L.A. Mix, A&M Breakout 12in
08 19 FAITH George Michael, Epic 12in
09 02 I FOUND LOVIN’ Fatback Band, Master Mix 12in
10 14 DANCE LITTLE SISTER Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
11 25 LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac, Warner Bros 12in
12 33 RENT Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
13 09 I FOUND LOVIN’ Steve Walsh, A1 Records 12in
14 16 THE CIRCUS Erasure, Mute 12in
15 08 I NEED LOVE LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
16 11 BAD Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
17 15 I DON’T THINK THAT MAN SHOULD SLEEP ALONE Ray Parker Jr, Geffen 12in
18 35 MONY MONY (LIVE) Billy Idol, Chrysalis 12in
19 13 MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED (RED INK MIX) Sybil, Champion 12in
20 20 CAUSING A COMMOTION Madonna, Sire 12in
21 26 CROCKETT’S THEME Jan Hammer, MCA 12in
22 12 JACK LE FREAK Chic, Atlantic 12in
23 — VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless, CBS 12in
24 36 I WON’T CRY (RARE BLOCK GROOVE) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
25 30 MR MANIC & SISTER COOL (MANIC MIX) Shakatak, Polydor 12in
26 10 PUMP UP THE VOLUME (REMIX) M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
27 22 STRONG AS STEEL Five Star, Tent 12in
28 — GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU George Harrison, Dark Horse 12in
29 — BEETHOVEN (I LOVE TO LISTEN TO) Eurythmics, RCA 12in
30 23 HOUSE NATION The House Master Boyz and the Rude Boy Of House, Magnet 12in
31 — THE RIGHT STUFF Bryan Ferry, Virgin 12in
32 — SO THE STORY GOES (THE BOOTLEG MIX) Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
33 28 ONLY IN MY DREAMS Debbie Gibson, Atlantic 12in
34 — PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
35 29 JUST CALL Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in
36 27 FULL METAL JACKET (I WANNA BE YOUR DRILL INSTRUCTOR) Abigail Mead & Nigel Goulding, Warner Brothers 12in
37 24 CASANOVA Levert, Atlantic 12in
38 50 NO MEMORY Scarlet Fantastic, Arista 12in
39 — I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
40 39 I’M TIRED OF BEING PUSHED AROUND The Untouchables, London 12in promo
41 38 (BABY TELL ME) CAN YOU DANCE Shanice Wilson, A&M Breakout 12in
42 34 GET DOWN Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
43 — SILVER MAC Westworld, RCA 12in
44 46 SHE’S MINE/CAMEO MEGAMIX II Cameo, Club 12in
45 18 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley, RCA 12in
46 40 PUT THE NEEDLE TO THE RECORD Criminal Element Orchestra, Cooltempo 12in
47 47 TOY BOY Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
48 41 STOP TO LOVE Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
49 — HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake, EMI 12in
50 re DINNER WITH GERSHWIN Donna Summer, Warner Brothers 12in


HI-NRG

01 04 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
02 03 TURNING MY BACK AND WALKING AWAY Carol Jiani, Nightmare 12in
03 01 SAVIN’ MYSELF Eria Fachin, Saturday 12in
04 05 FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES People Like Us, Passion 12in
05 02 VOYAGE VOYAGE (EXTENDED VERSION) Desireless, CBS 12in
06 06 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Celena Duncan, Nightmare 12in
07 13 THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING (US MIX/MICROMIX) Jessica Williams meets Man 2 Man, Diamond Records 12in
08 11 EVERLASTING LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Sandra, 10 Records 12in
09 07 SATISFY MY DESIRE Havana, US Wow 12in
10 17 YOU’RE MY RAINBOW Hazell Dean, US Disconet 12in
11 12 WASTED NIGHTS Croisette, Nightmare 12in
12 — I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
13 25 A WINNER NEVER QUITS Milton Brown, Nightmare 12in
14 26 ARABIAN SONG Eartha Kitt, Quazar 12in
15 08 TAKE MY BODY (AND I WILL TAKE YOUR LOVE) Tracey Ackerman, Passion 12in
16 24 CRY OUT IN THE NIGHT Amanda Lucci, Rise Records 12in
17 23 WALK IN THE PARK (1987 REMAKE) Nick Straker, Sedition 12in
18 18 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, US Disconet 12in
19 19 I PROMISE YOU (GET READY) Samantha Fox, Jive 12in
20 15 LITTLE LIES (JELLYBEAN REMIX) Fleetwood Mac, Warner Brothers 12in
21 16 DEVOTION Ten City, US Atlantic 12in
22 — THIS IS A HAUNTED HOUSE Midnight Sunrise with Nellie “Mixmaster” Rush, Nightmare 12in
23 22 BEETHOVEN (I LOVE TO LISTEN TO) Eurythmics, RCA 12in
24 — I’M BEGGIN’ YOU Supertramp, A&M 12in
25 — BACK TO YOU Crystal In The Pink, Canadian Power 12in
26 re I’M IN DANGER Aleph, Italian Time 12in
27 09 RECONCILIATE Cherry Lime, Canadian Power 12in
28 re MONY MONY Amazulu, EMI 12in
29 — PERFECT LOVE Linda Jo Rizzo, German ZYX 12in
30 — CRY OUT IN THE NIGHT (US REMIX) Amanda Lucci, US Profile 12in

One thought on “November 7, 1987: Kool Moe Dee, Alexander O’Neal, Whitney Houston, Roy Ayers, Lanier & Co”

  1. I’m a bit disappointed to discover that Bam-Bam’s ‘Give It To Me’ was the first acid house track to hit the dance chart, as I never rated it particularly highly – but then I’ve never been a big fan of pseudo-orgasmic panting.

    The Hip House mix of Screamin’ Rachel’s ‘Fun With Bad Boys’ is a false alarm: it will be a while yet until we get to hip house as an actual genre (although The Beatmasters/Cookie Crew’s ‘Rok Da House’ has already ticked most of the boxes).

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