November 28, 1987: Kool Moe Dee, Ten City, Wally Jump Jr, Public Enemy, Keith Sweat

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

NEXT YEAR’S DJ Convention in London is confirmed as a three-dayer, March 6/7/8, with a welcoming party at the Hippodrome Sunday, actual forums at the Astoria Monday, and star studded Technics World DJ Mixing Championship finals at the Royal Albert Hall Tuesday… Joyce Sims ‘Come Into My Life’ is in fact not scheduled (at the moment) for commercial release here until after Christmas, when it’ll be flipped by a Simon Harris-created ‘Lifetime Love/All And All’ megamix… Mirage’s current ‘Jack Mix’, following my suggestion some months back in Music Week, looks like being kept permanently in the pop chart by the regular updating of the hit material it includes!… I wasn’t re-serviced with Nina Simone’s exactly 30 years old ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ this time around, but every soul DJ worth their salt has been playing the classic shuffling sophisticated swinger for years anyway, though pop jocks may need to note that in its superior original version (on seven-inch, Charly CYZ7 112) its 118½-119-120½-120-119½-120-0bpm… John Anderson’s terrific twisting 192-194bpm ‘Glen Miller Medley’, essential for mobile and party DJs, is out again as flip to the brassy TV themes-medleying ‘Non-Stop Cops’ (Modern Records POLICE 1, via Priority), (0-)132½bpm on the better seven inch or (0-)133-132¼-132½ on the needlessly extended 12 inch… Huddersfield’s Hotline have a frantic jittery 119⅓bpm London Town Remix of their Gil Scott-Heron-ish jazzy ‘Hell House’ (Rhythm King LEFT R17T), flipped at last by their Montana Sextet-copying 113¼-113bpm Heavy Vibes Mix (done long before LA Mix came out!)… Zuzan ‘Girls Can Jak Too’ is now in a jerky 123bpm US Remix by Jay Burnett (Supreme Records ZANTX 1), and Bobby Womack ‘Living In A Box’ in an untidily synchronised sparsely percussive slower 115⅓bpm Hacienda Mix (MCA Records MCAX 1210)… Matt Black + The Coldcut Crew ‘That Greedy Beat’ and Coldcut featuring Floormaster Squeeze ‘Beats + Pieces (Mo’ Bass Remix)’ are about to be back-to-back on the same 12 inch single!… Coldcut, incidentally, look forward to meeting and possibly working with Israeli superstar Ofra Haza, whose wailing version of the Yemenite song ‘Im Nin’alu‘ (just reissued on GlobeStyle Records NST 117) they used on ‘Paid In Full’… Stock Aitken Waterman’s remix of Dance Aid will be followed by a Les Adams remix, too… Stevie Wonder’s new LP, ‘Characters’ (Motown ZL72001), is especially disappointing in its vinyl version, a tired rehash of dated old formulae with only his brightly chugging 118bpm ‘Get It‘ duet with Michael Jackson likely to get much disco play, whereas its two best tracks are — madly —only available on CD and cassette versions, the typically bounding 0-118bpm ‘My Eyes Don’t Cry‘ and spikily leaping brassy 137½bpm ‘Come Let Me Make Your Love Come Down‘, with BB King on guitar (BPMs for these two are approximate. being off cassette)… Was (Not Was)’s follow-up doesn’t sound like a floor-filler, the trickily introed emptily jittering Level 42-ish 109¾-109½-0bpm ‘The Boy’s Gone Crazy (Walk In The Black Forest Mix)‘ (Fontana SFP912), while Ray Parker Jr’s follow-up will be his slow ‘Over You’ duet with Natalie Cole… Mission’s import LP is now out here, ‘Search’ (CBS 460265 1)… Profile have yet to establish a London office, so London snapped up Run-DMC’s ‘Christmas In Hollis‘ single and the hot ‘Christmas Rap‘ LP for UK release, and are after the terrific ‘Cold Sweat’-based Sweet Tee ‘I Got Da Feelin’‘ — irritatingly unavailable at time of writing yet plugged to death on radio by Pete Tong off acetate (in fact, Pete’s currently being called “PAT” by his colleagues at London, Pete “Acetate” Tong, ‘cos he hardly ever plays anything old enough to be on vinyl!)… Suburban Knight, not White Knight, is one of the Detroit house acts that Neil Rushton is UK licensing agent for (see last week), along with Derrick May’s brand new ‘Nude Photo 88‘ remix of Rythim Is Rythim… I regret the publicity agents who advised us of the venues for the JM Silk-headed current house tour proved to be rather unreliable, the Uxbridge date being at Regals rather than Brunel University, for instance — our apologies… Matt Black + Jonathon More of Coldcut fame are building a DJ mailing list for Ahead Of Our Time, c/o Big Life, 4 New Burlington Place, London W1X 1FB — applicants (this is a subtle touch!) must state why they want to be on such a list… Kool Kat Records are expanding their list for genuinely upfront DJs, Dave Barker being the contact there at Studio House, 10 Bishopsgate Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1ET… Sandra Browne is updating the list for Passion (covering Debut and SMP as well as other independently promoted product) at South Bank House, Black Prince Road, London SE1 7SJ … Bill Grainger’s previously Scottish DJs-only mailing list is expanding to include some Sassenachs too, at First Class Radio & Club Promotion, Fire Island, 127 Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland… Alan Jones and I would actually prefer to receive charts from DJs who buy most of the records they play, instead of listing all the stuff they’ve received for free, but we’ve learnt to live with the imbalance that often occurs in our various disco charts when heavily promoted records do disproportionately better than the ones that are genuinely selling, knowing as we do that not everyone in the real world (ie: the general public!) wants to buy for home listening something that’s a terrific floor-filler: however, WEA’s disco plugger Fred Dove keeps causing us a real problem by repeatedly servicing his mailing list DJs with imports months after they did little or nothing when new, even though (as in the case of the August-released but only just charted Mason ‘Pour It On’ remixes) the records may be genuinely good — a couple he’s mailed out that I never bothered to review when new are Ce Ce Rogers ‘Someday‘ (US Atlantic 0-86687), a Marshall Jefferson-created piano plonked moaning smooth 119⅓-0bpm hustler, and Curtis Hairston’s double-sider with the spurting sparsely percussive (0-)113½bpm ‘Let’s Make Love Tonight‘ and better more urgently wriggling 118-0bpm ‘Take Charge‘ remixes (US Atlantic 0-86682)… I guess some of our Black Dance chart terminology needs clarification at this point: “white label” means a literally white labelled or otherwise unfinished advance pressing that is available for sale in possibly only specialist shops, “promo” means a promotional pressing that is not generally available even at that level yet, and “mailing list promo” means something that is either totally unavailable except to mailing list DJs or else (and here its open to interpretation!) generally available and in our chart despite a total lack of recently monitored sales!… Total Contrast at this point had better hope their sales improve… Tuesday, tonight (November 24), Nicky Holloway guests with Les Fisher and Simon Dunmore at Ealing’s’ Luckys wine bar… Roberto and Toni Forzoni funk the Italian Connection’s eat as much as you can Pizza Party on Saturday (28) at the city of London’s Spatz in Shoe Lane (two passport size photos needed to join on the night)… Andy Henderson souls Brighton’s West Beach Club every Monday, with Carl Cox as guest next week, while Dave Ralph and Chris Lynes spin solid funk at Rhyl’s Mirrors every Tuesday, and Ian ‘Muppet’ Stewart is well crucial every Wednesday at Chelmsford’s free admission BJ’s in Townfield Street… Robbie Dee now has no nights off at all — as well as his Tues-Sat residency at Southend-on-Sea’s Rain, he also handles Sundays at Walthamstow’s Charlie Chan’s and Mondays at Harlow’s HighWire… Chris Williams is being forced to retire from jocking by an operation on his eardrum — currently at Tokyo Joe’s, his other London residencies over the last eight years have included the Birdsnest, Venue, and Roof Gardens… Paul Allen is giving up jocking after years along the East Anglian coast, to don a dickie bow as assistant manager at Peterborough’s Shanghai Sam’s… Dave Joyce’s funkiest night is Monday at Portsmouth’s busy Central Park and Ritzy, where he’s entertainments manager as well as DJ… Jeff Thomas ended up being unable to do better than James Lewis in maintaining the now discontinued Tuesday soul night at Bridgend’s Astons, but is having success with hip hop on Thursdays at Port Talbot’s Pharoah’s… Phil English attracts funksters from across the Fens and further to his Saturdays at The Jenyns Arms, an isolated riverside pub near Downham Market at the romantically named Denver Sluice, Sunday venue also for Jamie Trundle (who jacks Tuesdays at Kings Lynn’s Frontline, amongst others)… Steve Stuart emphasises that the new management at Boston’s Elizabethan Club now bar the underage kids who previously scared off the bigger-spending older crowd who from a commercial viewpoint may be deemed more desirable… LiveWire’s recent experimental Radio 1 weekender at Prestatyn was such a success that it’ll be repeated next Year… Steve Day’s soul shows on Milton Keynes Radio have been extended, now Sunday 5.30-7.30pm and Monday 9pm-midnight… Jay Strongman has been gigging in Berlin and Vienna, where hip hop and rare groove (especially Ripple ‘I Don’t Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky‘) went down well, and in Florence, where the Italians couldn’t handle hip hop but were into house and Latin… Foster Sylvers ‘Misdemeanour‘ (US MGM/Pride) seems to be one of the most sought old grooves of the moment… Steve Hills (Leytonstone The Cube) points out the bassline similarity between Rick Astley ‘Whenever You Need Somebody‘ and Steve Arrington ‘Dancing In The Key Of Life‘… Chris Paul learnt the sax as a kid by playing along to the theme from ‘Z Cars’… I was dead right, Steve Walsh’s follow-up does go “whoah-oh”!… DON’T STOP JAMMIN’!


House Arrest‘ and ‘House Reaction‘ are two of the hottest homegrown house tracks of the moment, both being by Nottingham-based house groups, both of which include Mark Gamble in their line-up. Mark (on the left in both photos) is joined in KRUSH by Cassius Campbell (DJ Cassroc) and guest vocalist Ruth Joy, while his co-members in T-CUT-F are Delroy Joseph, DJ Franklyn McDonald and (unpictured) Leroy Crawford.


HOT VINYL

KOOL MOE DEE ‘How Ya Like Me Now’ (Jive/ Rooftop Records JIVE T 156)
‘Night Train’-introed great ultra-jittery (0-)104⅓bpm toughly worded rap cutting in James Brown beats (edit too), flipped here by the old (0-)88⅓-0bpm ‘Do You Know What Time It Is‘, the hot track from his last album.

TEN CITY ‘Devotion (Club Mix)’ (Atlantic A9153T)
Marshall Jefferson-produced cymbals schlurped soaringly whinneying Sylvester-style 120-0bpm hustling disco bounder borrowing the bassline from Azymuth’s ‘Jazz Carnival‘, a proper song with the potential to be a pop smash (more dubwise 120¼-0bpm Bam Bam’s House Mix and Bonus Beats flip).

WALLY JUMP JR & THE CRIMINAL ELEMENT ‘Tighten Up <I Just Can’t Stop Dancin’>’ (Breakout USAT 621)
Terrific drums thrashed combination of two Archie Bell & the Drells classics (given Janet Jackson’s similarly tempoed ‘When I Think Of You’ bassline now), still better in its 0-116bpm original LP version than the A-side’s disjointed 0-116-0bpm remix although both are likely to be swamped by Jazzy Joyce’s fiercely transformed 0-116-0bpm ‘Lighten Up <I Just Can’t Stop Scratchin’>’ dub mix!

PUBLIC ENEMY ‘Bring The Noise’ (US Def Jam 44-07491)
The hottest hip hop newie of two weekends ago (when it arrived initially on seven inch), another remorselessly jittering and even more frenetic (0-)109⅕bpm rap that again has a nagging background noise like ‘Rebel Without A Pause’, this is actually flip to THE BLACK FLAMES ‘Are You My Woman?‘, a much more fully fleshed lurching 101½bpm strong modern adaptation of the Temptations’ old vocal group sound, both tracks being from the forthcoming ‘Less Than Zero’ soundtrack.

KEITH SWEAT ‘Make It Last Forever’ LP (US Vintertainment/Elektra 60763-1)
Excellent very strong soul set largely co-penned and programmed by Teddy Riley, with the also 12-inched jaunty bumpily jiggling 107¾bpm ‘I Want Her’, chunkily jogging 0-106¼bpm ‘Something Just Ain’t Right‘, pent-up rolling (0-)102bpm ‘Don’t Stop Your Love‘, soulfully crawling 0-60/30bpm ‘Right And A Wrong Way‘, tension filled 89bpm ‘Tell Me It’s Me You Want’, tortuously lurching 0-70bpm ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, Jacci McGhee-duetted sweet 84bpm title track and a good (0-)61-0bpm remake of the Dramatics’ classic ‘In The Rain’.

RICK ASTLEY ‘Whenever You Need Somebody’ LP (RCA PL71529)
As vigorously voiced and unsubtle as you’d expect, with (in running order) the 113¼bpm ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, 115⅓bpm title track, 115¼bpm ‘Together Forever’, 108⅙bpm ‘It Would Take A Strong Strong Man‘, 104⅓bpm ‘The Love Has Gone‘, 107⅐bpm ‘Say Goodbye‘, 101bpm ‘Slipping Away‘, 110⅐bpm ‘No More Looking For Love‘ and Change ‘Searching’-ish 0-128¼bpm ‘You Move Me‘ before reaching the (synthetic) strings swamped reverential 0-38-0bpm recreation of Nat King Cole’s ‘When I Fall In Love’ that’ll be his new single (Nat’s will be out, too!).

FRANKIE KNUCKLES’ ULTIMATE PRODUCTION featuring the vocals of JAMIE PRINCIPAL ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ (US DJ International Records DJ-903)
A much cleaner pressing but otherwise in every 132-132½-0bpm respect the exact same version that’s already been reviewed on the rival Trax Records label as by Frankie Knuckles Presents (refer to the last two weeks’ columns for the start of the story), this does at least credit Jamie Principal as vocalist (and composer, too) — so is it in fact his original bootleg version after all? Most jocks are vari-speeding it right down to be more useable, and to approximate the slower remake that Pete Tong has been plugging ahead of its release on London. Meanwhile, this present four-tracker, as well as the groaning 117⅓bpm ‘Your Love‘, also includes the almost Communards-ish 129½-0bpm ‘Cold World‘ and friskily flying 130½bpm ‘Bad Boys‘ — an answer to Donna Summer’s old ‘Bad Girls’, with the telling line “you might call me a queer”.

EX-SAMPLE ‘And So It Goes’ (US Wide Angle TTW 87133)
LA Mix-ish powerfully driving 119⅓-119¾bpm house instrumental with a flavour of the past and appropriate drop-ins from various disco oldies, flipped by the alternative 120bpm ‘And So The Beats Go’ and 119⅓-119⅔bpm ‘And So The Bass Goes’, worth checking.

FRED BROWN ‘House Whop’ (US Rockin’ House K 4359)
Bright sounding but very typical 121¾bpm bass synth stabbed skittery jack track with a 122½bpm Re-Mix flip, both awash with digitally echoed muttering phrases.

VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Christmas Rap‘ LP (US Profile PRO-1247)
An instant seller even in mid-November, this gift-wrapped bundle of seasonal raps is actually one of the best Christmas albums ever, equally on a par with Elvis Presley’s and Phil Spector’s for what at first may appear to be shock appeal before the basic schmaltziness of its traditional message sinks in, via the 0-95⅙bpm Run-DMC ‘Christmas In Hollis’, 0-105-105½-106bpm DEREK B ‘Chillin’ With Santa‘, 97⅔bpm SPYDER-D ‘Ghetto Santa‘, (0-)108bpm DISCO 4 ‘He’s Santa Claus‘, 100bpm DANA DANE ‘Dana Dane Is Coming To Town‘, 0-103bpm SWEET TEE ‘Let The Jingle Bells Rock‘, 99bpm SURF M.C.’S ‘A Surf MC New Year‘, 0-93⅚bpm THE SHOWBOYS ‘That’s What I Want For Christmas‘, 95bpm KING SUN-D MOET ‘Christmas In The City‘.

MADONNA ‘You Can Dance’ LP (Sire WX 76)
This long awaited Jellybean-segued non-stop set of (mainly) remixes runs through the good previously unissued 118-117¾bpm ‘Spotlight’, 117¾-115½bpm ‘Holiday‘, the jarringly segued 117-118bpm ‘Everybody‘, 118⅓bpm ‘Physical Attraction‘, and (on the flip) 149¼-0bpm ‘Over And Over‘, much remixed 0-116½bpm ‘Into The Groove‘, 116⅓bpm ‘Where’s The Party‘ (the continuous CD/cassette has bonus dubs).

VARIOUS ‘Hot Plate 1’ (Ahead Of Our Time HOTHED 101)
Limited edition four-tracker featuring the Coldcut-produced FLOORMASTER SQUEEZE ‘Kick Out The JamEs’, a drifting 0-100⅔-101-0bpm voyage through shuffling break beats. sound effects and scratches with a drumkit-emphasising 0-101½-0bpm Speng version too, flipped by two Matt Black-produced North London rap crews, the similarly backed 97-97⅓-0bpm BASS INCORPORATED ‘Gaugin’ The BASS‘ and 96⅓-96⅔-0bpm SWITZCH featuring Overlord X ‘So Rock‘ (plus some incredible human ‘Scratchbox‘ by Midrange), none quite so crucial for floors as Coldcut’s earlier creations.

3-D ‘On The Dope Side’ (US Hilltop Hustlers HTH-002)
Heavily juddering 98bpm rap with a nagging background noise like ‘Rebel Without A Pause’, in two useful instrumental versions as well, plus the less urgent 92bpm ‘Crushin & Bussin’‘ (92⅙bpm inst, too).

GUSTO ‘Materialistic Girl’ (US 4th B’way BWAY-450)
Oran ‘Juice’ Jones co-produced rap ballad-ish but sassier 93½bpm weaving jogger by some nicely interwoven wailing and rapping conversational guys (inst/dub too), a possible grower.

FULL FORCE ‘Guess Who’s Comin’ To The Crib?’ LP (CBS 460266 1)
Rapidly released here although bpm-ed off my original US copy, this typically well made hip hop-flavoured soul set is rightly hottest in rap circles for its ‘Alice’-ish (0-)99⅚bpm ‘Take Care Of Homework’ and scratching (0-)98bpm ‘Full Force Git Money $‘, but also has the ticking 111¼bpm ‘Your Love Is So Def‘, 12-inched (0-) 107bpm ‘Love Is For Suckers‘, jerkily whipping (0-)117¼-0bpm ‘3 O’Clock…School’s Out!‘, staccato US-aimed 114¼bpm ‘Katty Women’, 112½bpm ‘Low Blow Brenda’, 115¼-0bpm ‘Black Radio’, (0-)63⅔-0bpm ‘All In My Mind’.

M.C. CLAY LUV & D.J. LEADER 1 (THE POWER OF 2) ‘Silver Sucker’s’ (US Beast Records BR 103)
Quite buoyant Jiggly slow 93½bpm drawling rap ‘n’ scratch set to the O’Jays, ‘For The Love Of Money’ bassline (inst flip).

BROS ‘When Will I Be Famous — The Favourite Bits Of Your Hip Hop Hits’ (CBS XPR 1344)
Again on limited white label, what would otherwise be a tiresome repetitively plaintive youthful chant has been rebuilt by the Democratic 3 featuring DJ Slack into a 0-122-122⅔-122¼-0bpm volume-pumper full of pilfered dialogue snips and phrases while fast and furious break beats provide the rhythm, not hip hop maybe but certainly def — in fact, it’s just a shame the brats’ vocals have to be included as it could be a killer instrumental (the flip is the earlier Blues Bros Bootleg Bust Up Mix of ‘I Owe You Nothing’).

ROUND MIDNIGHT ‘Round Midnight (Cheeseburger Mix)’ (Music Of Life NOTE 9)
Simon Harris-mixed looping (0-)117bpm jiggly bounder with slightly corny Britfunk chants that veer towards Hi-NRG (in three mixes), by the Levi’s commercial’s ‘Wonderful World’-singing Tony Jackson’s son Rikki.

MICHAEL JACKSON ‘The Way You Make Me Feel (Dance Extended Mix)’ (Epic 651275 8)
His short-lived album’s next biggest floor-filler after ‘Bad’ (and that wasn’t enormous), this quite jauntily rolling though a bit monotonous 0- 114¾-0bpm lurching smacker (instrumental/acappella flip) is accompanied by a cute video in which Jacko’s almost caught in a kiss.

AUSTIN HOWARD ‘I’m The One Who Really Loves You (Extended Remix ’87)’ (10 Records TENT 205)
A new Pete Hammond remix of the Stock Aitken Waterman-created lightly soulful soaring 116bpm fluid canterer, flipped by last year’s original 115½bpm Phil Harding mix.

THE DETROIT SPINNERS ‘Spaceballs’ (WEA U8132T)
Jellybean-produced bashing 127½-0bpm zingy galloper like a pastiche of the Temptations in their ‘Ball Of Confusion’ era, from Mel Brooks’ new movie of the same name.

THE JETS ‘Cross My Broken Heart’ (MCA Records MCAT 1194)
Routine repetitive jittery (0-)117¼-1 17bpm pop-soul chanter by the family group, no longer a match for Five Star (dub acappella flip).

PHOENIX ‘Suspicious’ (Fate FATE 001, via Jet Star/PRT)
London girls cooed old fashioned 0-80bpm slow swayer, pleasant in a Seventies Three Degrees-ish way but hardly tough enough for today.

PRINCE ‘I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (LP Version)’ (Paisley Park Records W8288T)
Radio-aimed emptily frantic 147½-0bpm wordy rock-ish flier, flipped by the funkier jiggly chugging 109⅙-108⅔-0bpm ‘Hot Thing (Extended Version)‘ (Remix Edit too).


BLACK DANCE TOP 100 – November 28, 1987

01 01 PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
02 02 THE REAL THING (WEST 26th STREET MIX) Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Chrysalis 12in
03 09 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE/INSTRUMENTAL Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
04 05 FEMALES (GET ON UP) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
05 07 CRITICIZE (REMIX/CRITICAL MIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
06 04 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY (LONELY HEARTS MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
07 03 DON’T STOP (JAMMIN’)/(PHILLY JAZZ)/(OVERDUBBING) LA Mix, Breakout 12in
08 19 COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in/London promo
09 06 KISS (THE EXPANSION) Total Contrast, London 12in
10 43 LIGHTEN UP <I JUST CAN’T STOP SCRATCHIN’> (JAZZY JOYCE DUB MIX)/TIGHTEN UP <I JUST CAN’T STOP DANCIN’>/REMIX Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element, Breakout 12in
11 11 I WON’T CRY (THE RARE BLOCK MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
12 12 IRRESISTIBLE (EXTENDED VERSION) Audrey Wheeler, Capitol 12in
13 20 DEVOTION (CLUB MIX/BAM BAM’S HOUSE MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
14 08 I DON’T THINK THAT MAN SHOULD SLEEP ALONE Ray Parker Jr., Geffen Records 12in
15 23 SO EMOTIONAL (SHEP PETTIBONE EXTENDED REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
16 17 LET’S BE LOVERS TONIGHT (EXTENDED DANCE REMIX) Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in
17 22 FUNKY LIKE A TRAIN (EXTENDED VERSION) The Equals, Club 12in
18 14 DANCE LITTLE SISTER (PART ONE/PART TWO) Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
19 16 HOUSE ARREST (THE BEAT IS THE LAW)/JACK’S BACK Krush, FON/Club 12in
20 10 RICCOCHET (DANCIN’ DANNY D CLUB MIX) BB&Q, Cooltempo 12in
21 73 BRING THE NOISE Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
22 — I GOT DA FEELIN’/IT’S LIKE THAT Y’ALL Sweet Tee, US Profile 12in
23 13 COMMUNICATE (FREDDY BASTONE CLUB MIX) Full House, Epic 12in
24 50 HOW YA LIKE ME NOW/DO YOU KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS Kool Moe Dee, Jive 12in
25 45 BACK IN MY ARMS (HOUSE MIX)/CITY NIGHTS Chris Paul, Syncopate 12in
26 42 IT’S MY THING Epee MD, Cooltempo 12in
27 34 SYSTEM OF SURVIVAL (EXTENDED MIX)/WRITING ON THE WALL Earth Wind & Fire, CBS 12in
28 32 LET’S START LOVE OVER (EXTENDED) Miles Jaye, Fourth & Broadway 12in
29 28 I DON’T KNOW/DANCING IN THE NIGHT (REMIX) Lanier & Co, Syncopate 12in
30 18 MR SLEAZE (RARE GROOVE REMIX) Bananarama featuring Stock Aitken Waterman/LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (EUROBEAT STYLE) Bananarama, London 12in
31 30 SHO’ YOU RIGHT (REMIX) Barry White, Breakout 12in
32 35 THE OVERWEIGHT LOVERS IN THE HOUSE/MONEYEARNIN’ MOUNT VERNON Heavy D and the Boyz, MCA Records 12in
33 24 CLAPPERS POWER (CLUB DUB MIX) Brother D, Clappers 12in
34 15 SHOW A LITTLE LOVE/SENSUOUS MOOD Mission USA, CBS 12in
35 27 I’M THE ONE/BLUE SUMMER/I REALLY WANNA BE WITH YOU/MARLON/I ONCE HAD YOUR LOVE (AND I CAN’T LET GO) Roy Ayers, US Columbia LP
36 25 SAY YOU’LL BE Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister and Output, US Tuff City 12in
37 72 THERE AIN’T NOTHING LIKE SHAGGIN’ The Tams, Virgin 12in
38 21 GET DOWN (EXTENDED REMIX) Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
39 — PAID IN FULL (DEREK B’S URBAN RESPRAY) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
40 76 PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in white label
41 59 GREEDY ‘G’ (ORIGINAL MIX) Brentford Allstars, Studio One 12in
42 57 I WANT HER/SOMETHING JUST AIN’T RIGHT/MAKE IT LAST FOREVER/IN THE RAIN/TELL ME IT’S ME YOU WANT/DON’T STOP YOUR LOVE Keith Sweat, US Vintertainment LP
43 65 POUR IT ON (CREAMY HOUSE MIX) Mason, US Elektra 12in mailing list promo
44 46 FEMALES (GET WHAT WE WANT/COOKIE MONSTER JAM MIX) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
45 40 IF YOU SHOULD NEED A FRIEND (FRIENDSHIP MIX) Blaze, Debut 12in
46 41 GIVE IT TO ME Bam-Bam, US Westbrook Records 12in
47 60 HEAVY VIBES/(PAUL SIMPSON CLUB MIX) Montana Sextet, 10 Records 12in
48 26 MR MANIC + SISTER COOL (MANIC CUTS) Shakatak/DJ StreetsAhead, Polydor 12in
49 55 GHOST HOUSE (HAUNTED HOUSE/JACK THE RIPPER MIXES) The House Engineers, Syncopate 12in
50 — TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley, RCA LP
51 51 WE’LL KEEP STRIVING (EXTENDED REMIX) La La with Bernard Wright, Arista 12in
52 37 REGGAE GOT SOUL (SCRATCH MIX) Big One Crew featuring Cut Master MC, Big One 12in
53 97 BLACK INK MIX (PARTS 1/3/2) Blackjack, Champion 12in mailing list promo
54 89 DINNER WITH GERSHWIN (EXTENDED VERSION) Donna Summer, WEA 12in
55 54 I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX/GET BUSY YO! MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA Records 12in
56 61 THE REAL THING (EL BARRIO REMIX/HOT SALSA DUB)/WHO FOUND WHO (US CLUB MIX) Jellybean, Chrysalis 12in
57 44 SHE’S FLY (LONG VERSION) Tony Terry, Epic 12in
58 — BABY, BE MINE/THAT’S WHAT LOVE IS/I WANNA BE THERE/IN TOO DEEP/CRAZY/BITTER LOVE/LOVE CONFESSION Miki Howard, Atlantic LP
59 82 ANGEL (EXTENDED VERSION) Angela Winbush, Club 12in
60 38 HOUSE MASTER GENERAL The House Master General, Flick & Romero Records 12in
61 69 GIRLS CAN JAK TOO Zuzan, Supreme Records 12in
62 29 I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN (EXTENDED VERSION) Roger, Reprise Records 12in
63 64 I’M SO HAPPY (12” REMIX) Walter Beasley, US Polydor 12in
64 39 PERFECT LADY (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Rick Clarke, RCA 12in
65 71 CAUGHT U CHEATIN’ Raze, Champion 12in mailing list promo
66 92 MEMORY LANE/ROCK HOUSE/HOUND DOG The Microphone Prince, US Still Rising Records 12in
67 48 THE GODFATHER Spoonie Gee, Sure Delight 12in
68 — MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME Nina Simone, Charly 7in/10in/12in/LP
69 74 I WONDER WHO SHE’S SEEING NOW (EXTENDED VERSION) The Temptations, Motown 12in
70 re I LIKE TO LISTEN/CATALONIA/DA ME MAS T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
71 98 STRETCHIN’ THE PIECES (CLUB MIX) The CCR Crew, CCR Records 12in
72 67 WHY! (EXTENDED DANCE MIX) Roland Clark, US Atlantic 12in mailing list promo
73 75 SPECIAL Yarbrough & Peoples/CAN’T LET IT GO La Rue/SWEETER THAN CANDY Gap Band (‘Penitentiary III’ soundtrack), US RCA Victor LP
74 85 IRRESISTIBLE (THE PWL REMIX) Audrey Wheeler, Capitol 12in
75 95 GOING WAY BACK/LYRIC KICKING Just-Ice, US Fresh Records 12in
76 — AMAZIN’/STAY Shokk, Raja Records 12in
77 100= CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS Run-DMC/CHILLIN’ WITH SANTA Derek B/GHETTO SANTA Spyder-D/HE’S SANTA CLAUS Disco 4/DANA DANE IS COMING TO TOWN Dana Dane/LET THE JINGLE BELLS ROCK Sweet Tee/A SURF MC NEW YEAR Surf MC’s, US Profile LP
78 52 FUNNY HOW TIME FLIES (WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN)/WHEN I THINK OF YOU (DANCE REMIX) Janet Jackson, Breakout 12in
79 — LOVE CHANGES/LOVING YOU ONLY/FIFTY WAYS (TO FALL IN LOVE)/VACANT HEART/WHO’S GETTING SERIOUS?/LOVE ME ALL OVER Kashif, US Arista LP
80 58 I’M TIRED OF BEING PUSHED AROUND The Untouchables (Two Guys A Drum Machine And A Trumpet), London 12in promo
81 — THAT’S THE WAY I CUT DJ Todd 1, US Cut Up! TBO Sound 12in
82 88 SHUT UP ALREADY! Pulse, Urban 12in
83 93 HEROIN (CLUB VERSION) Black Britain, Virgin 12in
84 — I GOT AN ATTITUDE Hurby’s Machine featuring Antoinette, US Sound Check Records 12in
85 78 BEVERLY HILLS COPS (HOUSE GROOVE/JACK PIANO MIX) The Big X Crewe, Uptown Records 12in
86 81 SORE LIP (CLUB MIX) Ritual, Warrior Records 12in
87 68 NO PAIN, NO GAIN The Whispers, Solar 12in
88 70 MR JOHNSON (DANNY ‘DUBMASTER’ D YARDIE REMIX) Yes No People, London 12in
89 91 HOUSE REACTION (SCRATCH MIX/ROBIN HOOD MIX) T-Cut-F, Kool Kat 12in
90 53 JUST THAT TYPE OF GIRL (EXTENDED REMIX/LP VERSION) Madame X, Atlantic 12in
91 77 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY (RICK SETS IT OFF MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
92 — LET’S GET JAZZY (MY THING/JAZZY THING/DOPE MIX DUB/ORIGINAL JAZZY MIX) Flightt, US TMT 12in
93 — HOUSE ARREST (BURN DOWN THE HOUSE MIX)/JACK’S BACK (TO FRONTLINE MIX) Krush, Fon/Club 12in
94 62 HOUSE IT UP (INSTRUMENTAL MIX) Hokus Pokus, US West Madison Street Records 12in
95 87 THE BOOGALOO/SIXTEEN Traedonya, US Tuff City 12in
96 re I OWE YOU NOTHING (BLUES BROS BOOTLEG BUST UP MIX)/WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS (THE FAVOURITE BITS OF YOUR HIP HOP HITS) Bros (rebuilt by the Democratic 3 featuring DJ Slack), CBS 12in white label
97 100= TAKE CARE OF HOMEWORK/FULL FORCE GIT MONEY $ Full Force, CBS LP
98 re DON’T MAKE ME WAIT FOR LOVE Kenny G featuring Lenny Williams, Arista 12in
99 90 BABY WANTS TO RIDE Jamie Principal/Frankie Knuckles’ Ultimate Production, US DJ International Records 12in
100= re LAND OF CONFUSION Armando, US Westbrook Records 12in
100= — SOUND OF STEREO (INSTRUMENTAL)/(REVAMP)/OFF TO BATTLE/ELECTRIC ENTOURAGE Model 500, US Metroplex 12in
100= 86 STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART Heatwave, Soul City 12in


POP DANCE

01 12 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE The Communards, London 12in
02 01 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY Rick Astley, RCA 12in
03 05 SO EMOTIONAL (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
04 04 THE REAL THING Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
05 02 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
06 09 CRITICIZE (REMIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
07 07 I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
08 13 JACK MIX IV Mirage, Debut 12in
09 03 WALK THE DINOSAUR Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
10 19 CHINA IN YOUR HAND T’Pau, Siren 12in
11 06 PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
12 11 PUMP UP THE VOLUME M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
13 15 GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU George Harrison, Dark Horse 12in
14 26 DINNER WITH GERSHWIN Donna Summer, Warner Brothers 12in
15 37 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME Nina Simone, Charly 12in
16 14 I DON’T THINK THAT MAN SHOULD SLEEP ALONE Ray Parker Jr, Geffen 12in
17 08 DON’T STOP (JAMMIN’) L.A. Mix, A&M Breakout 12in
18 17 YOU WIN AGAIN Bee Gees, WEA 12in
19 23 SYSTEM OF SURVIVAL Earth Wind & Fire, A&M 12in
20 30 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless, CBS 12in
21 40 GTO Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
22 43 SHO’ YOU RIGHT (REMIX) Barry White, A&M Breakout 12in
23 22 I WON’T CRY (RARE BLOCK GROOVE) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
24 39 LET’S BE LOVERS TONIGHT Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in
25 10 DANCE LITTLE SISTER Terence Trent D’Arby, CBS 12in
26 21 RENT Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
27 27 I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN Roger, Reprise 12in
28 20 LITTLE LIES Fleetwood Mac, Warner Bros 12in
29 16 FAITH George Michael, Epic 12in
30 31 PUMP UP THE VOLUME (REMIX) M|A|R|R|S, 4AD 12in
31 28 I FOUND LOVIN’ Steve Walsh, A1 Records 12in
32 25 MONY MONY (LIVE) Billy Idol, Chrysalis 12in
33 — FEMALES (GET ON UP) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
34 18 I FOUND LOVIN’ Fatback Band, Master Mix 12in
35 45 KISS Total Contrast, London 12in
36 — REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
37 — PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman, A&M Breakout 12in
38 50 I’M BEGGIN’ YOU Supertramp, A&M 12in
39 29 JACK LE FREAK Chic, Atlantic 12in
40 33 MY LOVE IS GUARANTEED (RED INK MIX) Sybil, Champion 12in


HI-NRG

01 04 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) The Communards, London 12in
02 01 SAVIN’ MYSELF Eria Fachin, Saturday 12in
03 02 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
04 03 VOYAGE VOYAGE (EXTENDED VERSION) Desireless, CBS 12in
05 14 SATISFY MY DESIRE Havana, US Wow 12in
06 06 CRY OUT IN THE NIGHT Amanda Lucci, Rise Records 12in
07 05 COME BACK AND STAY Bad Boys Blue, German Coconut 12in
08 15 BACK TO YOU Crystal In The Pink, Canadian Power 12in
09 07 TURNING MY BACK AND WALKING AWAY Carol Jiani, Nightmare 12in
10 12 YOU’RE MY RAINBOW Hazell Dean, US Disconet 12in
11 16 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN Bona-Riah, Rise 12in
12 21 PERFECT LOVE Linda Jo Rizzo, German ZYX 12in
13 17 WASTED NIGHTS Croisette, Nightmare 12in
14 08 FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES People Like Us, Passion 12in
15 18 NO WIN SITUATION Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
16 10 I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
17 27 RECONCILIATE Cherry Lime, Canadian Power 12in
18 28 DEVOTION Ten City, US Atlantic 12in
19 29 MONY MONY Amazulu, EMI 12in
20 25 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, US Disconet 12in
21 13 ARABIAN SONG Eartha Kitt, Quazar 12in
22 20 I’M BEGGIN’ YOU Supertramp, A&M 12in
23 24 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle, US MCA 12in
24 26 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Celena Duncan, Nightmare 12in
25 — SO EMOTIONAL (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
26 34 CRY OUT IN THE NIGHT (US REMIX) Amanda Lucci, US Profile 12in
27 33 ALL I WANT IS YOU Nick John, US Megatone 12in
28 19 TAKE MY BODY (AND I WILL TAKE YOUR LOVE) Tracey Ackerman, Passion 12in
29 30 THIS IS A HAUNTED HOUSE Midnight Sunrise with Nellie “Mixmaster” Rush, Nightmare 12in
30 31 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
31 — GTO Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
32 40 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY (LONELY HEARTS MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
33 37 SHOUT Onn, Canadian Power 12in
34 35 I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama, US London 12in
35 — SPECIAL LOVE Attack featuring Sisley Ferré, Dutch Hot Sound 12in
36 — O L’AMOUR Dollar, London 12in
37 32 LITTLE LIES (JELLYBEAN REMIX) Fleetwood Mac, Warner Bros 12in
38 re ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE Precious Wilson, Jive 12in
39 22 AMERICAN LOVE (REMIX) Rose Laurens, Italian Limited Edition 12in
40 36 AT THE GYM (THE BREAKDOWN MIX) Man To Man featuring Paul Zone, Bolts 12in

2 thoughts on “November 28, 1987: Kool Moe Dee, Ten City, Wally Jump Jr, Public Enemy, Keith Sweat”

  1. Yep, you read that right: although Ce Ce Rogers’ ‘Someday’ would go on to become an enduring classic, James didn’t even bother to review it on import – in which case, respect is due to Fred Dove for taking the initiative to re-promote it. James has a long history of expressing frustration at some of Fred Dove’s tactics, but a DJ pal who was serviced by Dove during the disco era and into the early 1980s recently assured me that Dove was always pleasant and helpful to deal with.

    As for now, there has been a recent marked uptick in adding the words “mailing list promo” to dance chart entries, presumably as a way of suggesting that their positions on the chart may be somewhat suspect. Sometimes the promotions work, the tracks climb, and the “mailing list” suffix is removed; at other times, the tracks quickly drop off the chart. It’s an issue which is here to stay, though, and you can imagine the pressure being put on DJs to chart their freebies, if they want to continue receiving them…

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