January 9, 1988: Public Enemy, Sweet Tee, Jermaine Stewart, Spoonie Gee, Big Daddy Kane

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

The 1988 Technics UK DJ Mixing Championships regional heats kicked off on Monday at Edinburgh’s Zonatec and Tuesday at Stockton’s The Mall, other dates to come being this Wednesday (Jan 6) at Manchester’s Hacienda, then Mon (11) Norbury’s The Sussex, Tues (12) Uxbridge Regals, Wed (13) Southampton New York New York, Mon (18) Bristol Papillon, Wed (20) Leeds Mr Craigs, Tues (26) Nottingham Ritzy, Thur (28) Portrush Traks. I’ll be joining the judges at all but the deadline clashing Wed/Thursday dates, the regional semi-finals – which’ll include a rap competition – being in February, Tuesday (2) at Warrington Mr Smith’s, Thur (4) Birmingham The Dome, Wed (10) Ealing Broadway Boulevard, with the UK finals Tues (16) at London’s Hippodrome… I may look large and unlikely, but do come up and say hello!… Radio 1’s Friday night dance music DJ Jeff Young has indeed moved his day job from Phonogram to A&M, while Johnny Walker has shifted within the Phonogram group of labels, now doing club promotion for London and Urban, with further A&R responsibilities for ffrr (the new dance logo)… Dancin’ Danny D meanwhile also could be moving west, if he makes his mind up… Horizon Radio has gone legit broadcasting from Marbella to the Spanish coastline on 96.2FM, starting in March – programme controller Chris Stewart is looking for seriously committed DJs’ demo tapes at 1-2 Bromley Place, London W1P 5HB… Wizzards Of Rock ‘Good Thang/Stone To The Bone’ is already out here on Champion (CHAMP 12-60), Rhythm King having picked up Bomb The Bass ‘Beat Dis’ for Jan 18 release in a similar manoeuvre, merely slapping white labels on the original US pressings… ffrr’s upcoming ‘Acid Tracks’ compilation LP has been promoted in advance by white label singles with Frankie Knuckles’ terrific strangulatedly gospel-ish soulful semi-instrumental 120⅓bpm ‘Only The Strong Survive’ (the Jerry Butler/Billy Paul oldie) flipped by Romance’s moaning 120½bpm ‘All Dis Music’ (LPSMP 1), and Jamie Principle’s previously mentioned slow remake of ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ (FFRDJ 1), now a loping mutterer that sounds almost too slow, in 118-0bpm Club Mix, 118-118¾bpm House Of Trix, 118¾-118-118⅔-0bpm X-Rated, and 0-118-118⅓-0bpm Dub remixes by Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley… Urban’s four-tracker by James Brown, due commercially Jan 18, has the previously unavailable 0-114-115¼-114½-117½bpm ‘She’s The One’, and much scratched 102⅔-104½-102⅔-105-103⅔-103⅓bpm ‘Funky President’, 0-95⅔-96-95⅓-95-96⅔-98-98⅔ (“hit it”)-100⅔ (“ain’t it funky”)-101⅓-99-100⅔-101⅔bpm ‘Funky Drummer’, loop edited 98⅔-0bpm ‘Funky Drummer (Bonus Beats)’ – yup, I just love bpm-ing rare grooves!… Derby’s Submission label owning def dude, Graeme Park, has promoed a superior house double-sider by Groove, with two 116½bpm mixes of ‘Dancing And Music’ plus 119¾bpm Electro Jack and 119⅔ Jazzy mixes of ‘Submit (To The Beat)’, out late January… T-Coy ‘I Like To Listen’ is in a calmer 118-0bpm MP Remix and gently percussive 117¼bpm Nude House Mix on white label (deConstruction NSMR 6242), Pet Shop Boys ‘Always On My Mind’ is in a poundingly unsubtle Hi-NRG 124⅔bpm Remix helped by Phil Harding (Parlophone 12RX 6171), while the Beatmasters & Cookie Crew ‘Rok Da House’ has been reissued to meet northern demand in its hurriedly chanted (0-)123½-0bpm original mix (Rhythm King LEFT R11T), flipped by Ivan Ivan’s much tighter but less engaging new 122½bpm US Remix and piano jangled 123½-0bpm Dub (to be followed next week by a more London-orientated Demolition Mix)… Krush have a ‘Remix Mark 2’ due too… TV commercials for the Brook Street Bureau and The Observer, amongst others, have soundtracks by the Beatmasters… US chart success, with consequent UK TV exposure by Jonathan King and Casey Kasem, has caused the reissue of Pretty Poison ‘Catch Me (I’m Falling)’ (10 Records TENT 187), bright Shannon-esque girl group pop that’s featured in the ‘Hiding Out’ film… Seeborn & Puma’s backing track is the Headhunters’ ‘If You’ve Got It You’ll Get It’… JC Reid (Brighton Club Savannah) find the JAMs ‘Downtown’ and Middle Of The Road ‘Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep’ synch together perfectly!… ‘Downtown’ in its video version is presumably the seven inch mix, with a Scottish accented gospel lyric which greatly lessens its impact as a house record – I have Neil Fincham (Edinburgh Styx) to thank for the info that the Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu are basically Glasgow’s Bill Drummond, and Neil plus others to thank for sending me copies of ‘Whitney Joins The JAMs’, which in the inevitable way of these things I actually found for myself immediately after saying I didn’t have it!… DJ Pierre (that’s D Jean-Pierre rather than Disc Jockey Pierre) apparently is the common link between Fantasy Club ‘Mystery Girl’, Pierre’s Fantasy Club ‘Fantasy Girl’, and Phuture ‘Acid Trax’… Gullivers moved to its new club premises in Soho’s Ganton Street a couple of days late in the end, which meant that the Mayfair site stayed open a week longer – although the “final” night remained as announced, Fatman Graham Canter making a brief emotional appearance, before I played 50 minutes of all the great clichés… Steve Jerome – who usually recorded as just Jerome – sadly died of a heart attack before Christmas, aged only 35… PWL produced singles for some reason suddenly all seem to be pressed in blue vinyl… Les Adams’ most frequent cry while tape editing in his tiny studio is “Where’s the chinagraph?” – it’s always on the keyboards!… 1988 is a brand new year, so let a man come in and do the funky popcorn, YOU KNOW WHAT I’M SAYIN’?


PUBLIC ENEMY ‘Bring The Noise’ was actually added in its original version to a very few copies of ‘Rebel Without A Pause’ a month ago, but is now in two different new 109bpm remixes, the Noise Version (US Def Jam 44 07545) being more fully fleshed and exciting than the UK-issued No Noise Version (Def Jam 651335 6), the latter backed more simply by the strutting arrangement of the No Noise Instrumental that’s common to both. We also get their guitar yowled languidly rolling 96bpm ‘Sophisticated‘, the import retaining its original coupling which has just been released separately here, THE BLACK FLAMES ‘Are You My Woman?‘ (Def Jam 651334 6), a lurching 101⅓bpm good modern adaptation of the old Temptations-type vocal group style, flipped less appealingly though by someone else’s ramblingly dated song from the ‘Less Than Zero’ film.


HOT VINYL

SWEET TEE ‘I Got Da Feelin’’ (Cooltempo COLX 160)
Hurby Luv Bug-produced brilliant 110⅘bpm female rap hinged on James Brown’s ‘Cold Sweat’, with Betty Wright’s ‘Clean Up Woman’ influencing the flip’s 100½-0bpm ‘It’s Like That Y’All’.

JERMAINE STEWART ‘Say It Again (Extended Remix)’ (10 Records TENR 188)
Phil Harding’s excellent jiggly 0-95⅓bpm go-go hip hop mix starts in two-year-old-sounding Mantronix/Full Force style before the soulfully plaintive song eventually sways attractively through it with really grabbing effect, a potential smash (except the existing seven inch mix is dreadful).

SPOONIE GEE ‘I’m All Shook Up’ (US Tuff City TUF 128023)
Teddy Riley-produced dynamite jiggly James Brown-based 100⅓bpm rap quoting briefly at times from Elvis Presley’s ‘All Shook Up’, with a misleadingly titled though ‘Set It Off’-ish instrumental 108bpm ‘Godfather House Mix’ flip.

BIG DADDY KANE ‘Raw’ (US Prism PS 2016)
Marley Marl-produced fast talking nervy 109⅘-109⅔bpm rap jitterer cutting in James Brown, Bobby Byrd and the JBs with the same screech noise as Public Enemy (DubApella too).

COLDCUT featuring Plastic Man & The Plastic People ‘Doctor In The House’ (Ahead Of Our Time HOTHED 102)
Messrs Black + More create a Krush-ish strong chugging 0-117½-0bpm groove pumped up by the usual surfeit of scratched and sampled stuff, more house than hip hop (less elaborate instrumental flip). Can you take care of it?

BRICK ‘Dazz (The Def Mix)’ (US Magic City Records MCR-BR-1)
Much smoothed out largely unrecognisable jittery 0-108⅓-108-0bpm Latin Rascals remix of the 11 year-old disco-jazz classic, closer to the way it was in their more jaggedly driving and probably preferable 0-108⅓-108-108⅙-0bpm Original Remix flipside.

VARIOUS ‘House Beats 1’ (Warrior Records WRLP 001, via Pinnacle)
Handy compilation LP of previously unreleased UK house acts, with the excitingly scratching chattery 121¼-122⅓-0bpm LOVE EXPLOSION ‘Pump House’, nervy hip hop-house 124-120½bpm DJ MUHAMMAD ALLAH ‘Wiggle And Waggle’, JB-cut bounding (0-)120bpm JACK FACTORY ‘Jackin’ James’, atmospherically jangling 123¼-0bpm DIMENSION ‘Power House’, bubbling 122¼-0bpm GROOVE ‘Dancing And Music’ (not the separately promoed mix), acid 120⅓bpm THE CAUCASIAN KID ‘Jackin’ Confusion’, vocally nagging 121⅓bpm THE ROCKING FORCE ‘You’re Not Changing’, loping 121⅔-0bpm THE BROTHERHOOD OF HOUSE ‘Sucker For The House’, cooing 120¾bpm THE SISTERS ‘D’ ‘Find The Key’, NRG-etic (0-)122¼-0bpm NEW CHAPTER ‘Let’s All Dance The House’.

LIVING IN A BOX ‘Love Is The Art’ (Chrysalis LIBX 4)
Soulfully moaned jittery cantering 121¾bpm house bounder, strong as that but possibly not enough of a song to cross over.

TERRI JONES ‘Take Me I’m Yours’ (US JasStar Records JS-1002)
Soulfully warbled good skipping house bounder for New Jersey, in 117⅓bpm Radio/Instrumental, 117½bpm Club Dub/Bonus Mixes.

THE MICROPHONE PRINCE ‘Memory Lane’ (Magnetic Dance MAGDT 11)
Dennis Edwards’ ‘Paid In Full’ bassline-based good 96⅓(-0)bpm rap, stronger than the A-side 96½bpm ‘Rock House’ retread of The Commodores’ ‘Brick House’, but sadly lacking his brilliant ‘Hound Dog’ (so buy American if you can).

WALTER BEASLEY ‘I’m So Happy’ (Urban URBX 14)
Pleasant ‘I Found Lovin’’-ish 97bpm soulful chunky jogger with this music professor’s own jazzy sax, especially on the flip’s skipping instrumental (0-)116½bpm ‘Jump On It’.

JEROME ‘SECRET WEAPON’ PRISTER AND OUTPUT ‘Say You’ll Be’ (Sure Delight SDT 4, via Jet Star/EMI).
Davy D-produced gently soulful (0-)107-106½-106⅔-106½-106⅔-108bpm jogging duet, as suspected a sneaky nagger that did end up a real “grower” in London on import.

BARRY WHITE ‘Never Never Gonna Give You Up (Mammoth Mix)’ (Club JABX 59)
Paul Hardcastle remixed and overdubbed 0-87½-87⅓-87⅙-0bpm bumpy revamp of romantic Barry’s classic swayer, his second hit from exactly 14 years ago (new shorter 0-87⅓bpm Extended Version too), flipped by the attractively orchestrated languidly doodling 92⅔/46⅓-92⅓-91⅓-91⅔-91-91½-91bpm ‘September When I First Met You‘.

ULTIMATE III ‘I Need Some Money’ (US Sutra SUD 071)
Sparse fast talking jittery 0-104⅔bpm undulating rap with a minimal ‘For The Love Of Money’ bassline, plus a rather limp roughly sung, more than rapped, 0-99-0bpm remake of the Jackson 5’s ‘I Want You Back’.

COUSIN RACHEL ‘You Give Me So Much’ (Supreme Records SUPET 121)
‘Mr Sleaze’-style girls chanted bubbling 102½-102⅓bpm jiggler with muted trumpet and the ‘Roadblock’ beat, but not its intensity (possibly harder Dub Mix).

THE JURY ‘Thank You’ (US Culture Shock Records CS-12-2201)
Tugging jittery 0-96⅔-96½-0bpm retread of Sly & The Family Stone’s ultra-funky 1970 US number one, ‘Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)’ (93bpm ‘Cooling’ too).

LISA MITCHELL ‘Rescue Me’ (US Jump Street JS-1013)
Jerkily flowing 119⅓bpm New York “garage” leaper (not the Fontella Bass oldie), probably thought of here as house.

IMAGINATION ‘Instinctual’ (RCA PT 41698)
Arthur Baker and Paul Gurvitz-created, Phil Harding-mixed, murkily churning 0-115bpm Living In A Box-ish groove with not much actual song cutting through the Jack Leee Freak Mix and Borough Dub Dub Mix (stronger pop edit).

TURNTABLE TERROR TRAX VOLUME 4 ‘Jammin’’ (US Bassment Records BM-0081)
Craig Bevan’s latest instalment is a sparsely burbling 120⅓bpm New York house instrumental flipped by the more urgent 122⅓bpm ‘Pain (Feel It)’, both in two mixes, neither that special.

RAY PARKER JR with NATALIE COLE ‘Over You’ (Geffen Records GEF33T)
Slow starting 37-74-0-74bpm attractive radio ballad, flipped by Ray’s solo wriggly Marvin Gaye-ish 100bpm ‘Lovin’ You’.

POINT 3 FM ‘So Delicious’ (Now & Forever FNWT 1, via Westside Records)
Guys harmonised 105⅕bpm meandering wriggly jitterer carefully crafted for the London soul crowd.

TERRY BILLY ‘Don’t Lock Me Out’ (US Atlantic 0-86623)
Hauntingly pitched girl sung 110bpm wriggler extraordinarily similar to Joyce Sims’ ‘All And All’ (in four mixes).

L.A. MIX ‘Don’t Stop (Jammin’) (The Brutal Remix)’ (German BCM Records BC 12-2059-40)
Smoother 114½bpm remix with some Nitro DeLuxe influence in the busier underlying rhythm jitter, created exclusively for Germany.

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ‘Penitentiary III’ (RCA PL86663)
Consistently selling various artists LP, its hottest tracks unlikely to be singles, the sultry jiggly jogging 91½bpm YARBROUGH & PEOPLES ‘Special’, huskily impassioned rolling (0-)105½bpm LA RUE ‘Can’t Let It Go’, jerkily jogging 0-104bpm GAP BAND ‘Sweeter Than Candy’, snappily whipping (0-)120bpm MIDNIGHT STAR ‘Do The Prep’.

ADONIS and the Endless Poker ‘The Poke (Jackmaster Mix)’ (DJ International Records DJINT 1, via Westside Records)
Sharply “sizzling” noisy 118⅓bpm acid house jitterer with disjointed shouts and monotonous momentum (sparse 0-118¾bpm B-side mix).

RAZE ‘Caught U Cheatin’’ (Champion CHAMP 12-58)
Chunkily loping routine 118bpm synthesised instrumental (the group’s Darryl Pandy-ish new vocalist Keith Thompson growling on the 117⅓bpm seven inch version, included only on promo 12 inch), flipped by the old (0-)121⅔bpm ‘Jack The Groove (Extended House Mix)’.

ATLANTIC STARR ‘Let The Sun In (Extended Version)’ (Warner Bros W8145T)
Somewhat sombre (0-)105½-0bpm rolling tugger remixed by Bruce Forest, much more for soul than for pop crowds.

THE CHOSEN TWO ‘This Is Talent’ (US Rohit Records RR-12-44001)
Good tense 103⅔bpm rap ‘n’ scratch with some of the obligatory JB (95⅔bpm ‘Yo Swift’ and 78bpm ‘Ex Girl’, plus instrumentals too).

JUST-ICE ‘Kool & Deadly (Justicizms)’ (US French Records LPRE-5)
Fascinating reggae-accented rap LP in which his all-important voice carries (and often creates) the beat, with the explicitly started powerful but almost backing-less 0-87-0bpm ‘The Original Gangster Of Hip Hop’, reggae 92-0bpm ‘Moshitup’, “live” effect 0-88½-0bpm ‘Kool & Deadly’, sombre strolling 86⅓bpm ‘On The Strength’, angry 95⅔bpm ‘Freedom Of Speech’, 0-89-0bpm ‘Booga Bandit Bitch’.

CHARLIE SINGLETON and Modern Man ‘Nothing Ventured: Nothing Gained (Silly Dance Remix)’ (Epic NV T1)
Larry Blackmon-mixed routine US-aimed 117½bpm sharply jittering funk snapper by a sometime member of Cameo.


BLACK DANCE TOP 100 – January 9, 1988

01 01 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
02 03 COME INTO MY LIFE/LIFETIME LOVE-ALL AND ALL (SIMON HARRIS MEGAMIX) Joyce Sims, London 12in
03 02 CRITICIZE (REMIX/CRITICAL MIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
04 10 HOUSE ARREST (BURN DOWN THE HOUSE MIX)/JACK’S BACK (TO FRONTLINE MIX) Krush, Fon/Club 12in
05 08 I GOT DA FEELIN’/IT’S LIKE THAT Y’ALL Sweet Tee, Cooltempo 12in
06 15 JINGO (UK HOUSE MIX 1/LA CASA DE JUEGO MIX) Jellybean, Chrysalis 12in
07 04 WHO FOUND WHO (US CLUB MIX) Jellybean featuring Elisa Fiorillo/THE REAL THING (EL BARRIO REMIX/HOT SALSA DUB) Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Chrysalis 12in
08 06 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE/INSTRUMENTAL Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
09 05 PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
10 19 SOMETHING JUST AIN’T RIGHT/I WANT HER/MAKE IT LAST FOREVER/DON’T STOP YOUR LOVE/RIGHT AND A WRONG WAY Keith Sweat, Vintertainment LP
11 14 DEVOTION (CLUB MIX/BAM BAM’S HOUSE MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
12 13 HOW YA LIKE ME NOW (EXTENDED MIX) Kool Moe Dee, Jive 12in
13 16 HEROIN (CLUB VERSION)/KING HOUSE HEROIN Black Britain, Virgin 12in
14 11 SO EMOTIONAL (SHEP PETTIBONE EXTENDED REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
15 20 PLAY IT KOOL/UGLY PEOPLE BE QUIET! Cash Money and Marvellous, US Sleeping Bag 12in
16 41 GIVE IT TO ME (CLUB MIX/INSTRUMENTAL MIX) Bam-Bam, US Westbrook Records 12in
17 09 I WON’T CRY (THE RARE BLOCK MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
18 21 FEMALES (GET WHAT WE WANT/COOKIE MONSTER JAM MIX) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
19 07 BRING THE NOISE Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
20 — BRING THE NOISE (NOISE VERSION)/(NO NOISE INSTRUMENTAL) Public Enemy, US Def Jam 12in
21 37 IF YOU CAN DO IT, I CAN TOO!! Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol 12in
22 12 HOUSE ARREST (THE BEAT IS THE LAW)/JACK’S BACK Krush, FON/Club 12in
23 26 THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL (DANCE EXTENDED MIX) Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
24 25 MY ARMS KEEP MISSING YOU (THE NO L MIX)/WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Rick Astley, RCA 12in
25 17 SHUT UP ALREADY! (FIERCE MIX/PIANO DUB) Pulse, Urban 12in
26 38 PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) (WRIT MIX) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
27 52 DOWNTOWN (CLUB MIX) The JAMS (Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu) KLF Communications 12in
28 23 LET’S BE LOVERS TONIGHT (EXTENDED DANCE REMIX) Sherrick, Warner Bros 12in
29 28 I LIKE TO LISTEN/CATALONIA/DA ME MAS T-Coy, deConstruction Records 12in
30 34 GOOD LOVE/I STILL THINK ABOUT YOU Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol LP
31 30 CHRISTMAS IN HOLLIS Run-DMC, London/Profile 12in
32 36 KEEP ‘EM STEPPIN’ Non-Stop/HIT ‘EM WITH THIS/I GOT AN ATTITUDE Antionette/I AM DOWN Salt-n-Pepa/LET THE DRUMMER GET ILL Super Lovers/CONTACT SPORT The Mau-Mau Clan Overlords (Hurby’s Machine), US Sound Check LP
33 81 DO IT (CLUB MIX) 2 Bad 2 Mention, Intouch 12in
34 18 THERE AIN’T NOTHING LIKE SHAGGIN’ The Tams, Virgin 12in
35 29 HOUSE REACTION (SCRATCH MIX/ROBIN HOOD MIX) T-Cut-F, Kool Kat 12in
36 46 I WANT HER (EXTENDED VERSION) Keith Sweat, US Vintertainment 12in
37 32 BLACK INK MIX (PARTS 1/3/2) Blackjack, Champion 12in
38 50 MEMORY LANE/ROCK HOUSE The Microphone Prince, Magnetic Dance 12in
39 — THE POKE (JACKMASTER MIX) Adonis and the Endless Poker, DJ International Records/Westside Records 12in
40 42 I’M ALL SHOOK UP/GODFATHER HOUSE MIX Spoonie Gee, US Tuff City 12in
41 78 LOVE IS THE ART Living In A Box, Chrysalis 12in
42 33 PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman, Breakout 12in
43 63 GOOD THANG-STONE TO THE BONE Wizzards Of Rock, Champion 12in
44 — HOUSE NATION-GIRLS CAN JAK TOO/AULD LANG SYNE Mad Jocks featuring Jockmaster BA, Debut 12in
45 22 FEMALES (GET ON UP) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
46 39 THAT’S THE WAY I CUT DJ Todd 1, US Cut Up! TBO Sound 12in
47 — FAMILY MAN (ARTHUR BAKER REMIX) Fleetwood Mac, Warner Bros 12in
48 35 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY (LONELY HEARTS MIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
49 57 HEAVY VIBES (LES ADAMS REMIX) Montana Sextet, 10 Records 12in
50 45 LET’S GET JAZZY (JAZZY THING/MY THING) Flightt, US TMT 12in
51 51 REBEL BEATS Pan Trax (Public Enemy bootleg mix), 12in bootleg
52 — BRING THE NOISE (NOISE VERSION)/(NO NOISE INSTRUMENTAL) Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
53 73 STRETCHIN’ THE PIECES (CLUB MIX) The CCR Crew, CCR Records 12in
54 82 WHERE’S MY LOVE GONE (CLUB MIX) Marvin Springer, CCR 12in
55 43 I’M SO HAPPY (12” REMIX) Walter Beasley, US Polydor 12in
56 53 POUR IT ON (CREAMY HOUSE MIX) Mason, US Elektra 12in mailing list promo
57 24 PAID IN FULL (DEREK B’S URBAN RESPRAY) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
58 91 ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE Frankie Knuckles, ffrr 12in white label
59 48 BEAT DIS (EXTENDED DIS) Bomb The Bass, US Mister-Ron Records 12in
60 re COMMUNICATE (FREDDY BASTONE CLUB MIX) Full House, Epic 12in
61 — DAZZ (THE DEF MIX) Brick, US Magic City Records 12in
62 64 BABY WANTS TO RIDE (REMAKE) Jamie Principle, ffrr 12in white label
63 — NEVER GIVIN’ UP ON YOU John Paul Barrett, Westside Records 12in
64 54 LET’S START LOVE OVER (EXTENDED) Miles Jaye, Fourth & Broadway 12in
65 61 SPECIAL Yarbrough & Peoples/CAN’T LET IT GO La Rue (‘Penitentiary III’ soundtrack), US RCA Victor LP
66 55 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole, Capitol 12in
67 67 THEY CALL ME PUMA Seeborn & Puma, US Select 12in
68 — SO DELICIOUS Point 3 FM, Now & Forever 12in
69 — RAW Big Daddy Kane, US Prism 12in
70 — DON’T STOP (JAMMIN’) (THE BRUTAL REMIX) LA Mix, German BCM Records 12in
71 — THIS IS TALENT The Chosen Two, US Rohit Records 12in
72 44 BACK IN MY ARMS (HOUSE MIX) Chris Paul, Syncopate 12in
73 re I’M GETTING TIRED OF GETTING PUSHED AROUND/MAKE IT FUNKY Two Guys A Drum Machine And A Trumpet, London 12in
74 — LET THE SUN IN (EXTENDED REMIX) Atlantic Starr, Warner Bros 12in
75 — SHE’S THE ONE/FUNKY PRESIDENT (PEOPLE IT’S BAD)/FUNKY DRUMMER James Brown, Urban 12in white label
76 — NEVER NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP (MAMMOTH MIX)/SEPTEMBER WHEN I FIRST MET YOU Barry White, Club 12in
77 58 GREEDY ‘G’ (ORIGINAL MIX) Brentford Allstars, Studio One 12in
78 59 GHOST HOUSE (THE HAUNTED HOUSE MIX) The House Engineers, Syncopate 12in
79 85 TAKE ME I’M YOURS Terri Jones, US JasStar Records 12in
80 100 LET ME BE THE ONE (EXTENDED REMIX/CROSSOVER MIX) Exposé, Arista 12in
81 — KICK OUT THE JAMES Floormaster Squeeze (‘Hot Plate 1’), Ahead Of Our Time 12in EP
82 re LOVE CHANGES (with Meli’sa Morgan)/LOVING YOU ONLY Kashif, Arista LP
83 75 CAUGHT U CHEATIN’ Raze, Champion 12in
84 98 NOTHING VENTURED: NOTHING GAINED (SILLY DANCE REMIX) Charlie Singleton & Modern Man, Epic 12in
85 — JACKIN’ JAMES Jack Factory/DANCING AND MUSIC Groove/POWER HOUSE Dimension (‘House Beats 1’), Warrior Records LP
86 40 THAT GREEDY BEAT Matt Black + The Coldcut Crew/BEATS + PIECES (MO’ BASS REMIX) Coldcut featuring Floormaster Squeeze, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
87 — LOVE IT (A COLDCUT MIX) Society, Big Life 12in
88 — LOVE OVERBOARD Gladys Knight And The Pips, MCA Records 12in
89 77 SAY YOU’LL BE Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister and Output, US Tuff City 12in
90 — DON’T LEAD ME (MEDUSA’S HOUSE MIX) House Master Baldwin featuring Paris Grey, US Future Sounds 12in
91 71 GIRLS CAN JAK TOO (DANCE MIX/HOUSE MIX) Zuzan, Supreme Records 12in
92 95 THE ORIGINAL GANGSTER OF HIP HOP/MOSHITUP Just-Ice, US Fresh Records LP
93 84 DON’T LOCK ME OUT Terry Billy, US Atlantic 12in
94 87 UNTITLED BOOTLEG MIXES The Scam, 12in bootleg
95 — I NEED SOME MONEY/I WANT YOU BACK Ultimate III, US Sutra 12in
96 66 AND SO IT GOES Ex-Sample, US Wide Angle 12in
97 — IN THE CITY Master C&J featuring Liz Torres, US State Street Records 12in
98 86 NO QUESTIONS, NO ANSWERS (THE LONDON MIX/THE B-BOY MIX/REMIX IN A YANKEE STYLE) Rosaline Joyce, Jam Today 12in
99 76 MOVE (RUDE BOY MIX) John Rocca, CityBeat 12in
100 re IT’S MY TURN Dezo Daz featuring DJ Slip, US Techno Hop Records 12in


POP DANCE

01 02 ALWAYS ON MY MIND Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
02 07 WHO FOUND WHO Jellybean with Elisa Fiorillo, Chrysalis 12in
03 04 TIGHTEN UP-I JUST CAN’T STOP DANCING Wally Jump Jnr And The Criminal Element, A&M Breakout 12in
04 09 WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/MY ARMS KEEP MISSING YOU Rick Astley, RCA 12in
05 01 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE The Communards, London 12in
06 11 GTO Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
07 03 CRITICIZE (REMIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
08 21 JINGO (UK HOUSE MIX 1) Jellybean, Chrysalis 12in
09 14  THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
10 05 SO EMOTIONAL (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
11 — HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH Belinda Carlisle, IRS 12in
12 08 THE REAL THING Jellybean featuring Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
13 26 COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims, London 12in promo
14 12 PAID IN FULL (THE COLDCUT REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
15 19 PACKJAMMED (WITH THE PARTY POSSE) Stock Aitken Waterman, A&M Breakout 12in
16 27 CHILDREN SAY Level 42, Polydor 12in
17 15 THE LOOK OF LOVE Madonna, Sire 12in
18 — HOUSE ARREST (THE BEAT IS THE LAW) Krush, Club 12in
19 16 SHO’ YOU RIGHT (REMIX) Barry White, A&M Breakout 12in
20 13 WHENEVER YOU NEED SOMEBODY Rick Astley, RCA 12in
21 17 VOYAGE VOYAGE Desireless, CBS 12in
22 20 KISS Total Contrast, London 12in
23 32 SAVIN’ MYSELF (HOT LINE REMIX) Eria Fachin, Saturday 12in
24 — TOUCHED BY THE HAND OF GOD New Order, Factory 12in
25 06 DINNER WITH GERSHWIN Donna Summer, Warner Brothers 12in
26 24 I WON’T CRY (RARE BLOCK GROOVE) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
27 22 GOT MY MIND SET ON YOU George Harrison, Dark Horse 12in
28 — ANGEL EYES Wet Wet Wet, Precious Organisation 12in
29 28 FEMALES (GET ON UP) Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
30 30 SPOTLIGHT/HOLIDAY/EVERYBODY/INTO THE GROOVE (REMIXES) Madonna, Sire LP
31 23 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
32 40 I CAN’T HELP IT Bananarama, London 12in
33 37 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME Nina Simone, Charly 12in
34 10 I WANT TO BE YOUR PROPERTY (STREET LATIN WOOLF MIX) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
35 18 CHINA IN YOUR HAND T’Pau, Siren 12in
36 — HEROIN Black Britain, 10 Records 12in
37 38 REBEL WITHOUT A PAUSE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
38 25 JACK MIX IV Mirage, Debut 12in
39 26 I WON’T CRY (RARE BLOCK GROOVE) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in (this is a duplicate of #26 above, so one of them is clearly a misprint)
40 — WHEN I FALL IN LOVE Nat ‘King’ Cole, Capitol 12in


HI-NRG

01 01 SAVIN’ MYSELF (BLASTER MIX)/(HOT LINE REMIX) Eria Fachin, Saturday 12in
02 04 THIS GIRL’S BACK IN TOWN Raquel Welch, US Columbia 12in
03 13 ALWAYS ON MY MIND (EXTENDED DANCE VERSION) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
04 08 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (HEAVENLY VERSION) Belinda Carlisle, Virgin 12in
05 03 VOYAGE VOYAGE (EXTENDED VERSION) Desireless, CBS 12in
06 02 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) The Communards, London 12in
07 19 SATISFY MY DESIRE (ALL NIGHT REMIX) Havana, Nightmare 12in
08 05 COME BACK AND STAY Bad Boys Blue, German Coconut 12in
09 10 COULD THIS BE LOVE Fun Fun, Italian X-Energy 12in
10 18 GTO (MODINA’S RED ROARING MIX) Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
11 09 YOU’RE MY RAINBOW Hazell Dean, US Disconet 12in
12 06 NO WIN SITUATION Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
13 14 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN Bona-Riah, Rise 12in
14 23 O L’AMOUR Dollar, London 12in
15 11 BACK TO YOU Crystal In The Pink, Canadian Power 12in
16 33  IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (REMIX) Barbara Doust, Canadian Power 12in
17 15 I’M BEGGIN’ YOU/(PHIL HARDING INSTRUMENTAL REMIX) Supertramp, A&M 12in
18 22 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
19 16 WASTED NIGHTS Croisette, Nightmare 12in
20 07 CRY OUT IN THE NIGHT Amanda Lucci, Rise Records 12in
21 17 TURNING MY BACK AND WALKING AWAY Carol Jiani, Nightmare 12in
22 20 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, US Disconet 12in
23 27 A LA VIE L’AMOUR Jackie Quartz, Dutch CBS 12in
24 39 BOYS Sabrina, Italian Flavour 12in
25 30 DON’T STOP Ross, Italian Flea 12in
26 26 SKY HIGH (LES ADAMS REMIX) Jigsaw, Splash 12in
27 re UNDERCOVER LOVER T-Arc, German ZYX 12in
28 21 THESE ARE BRIGHTER DAYS Barbara Pennington, Nightmare 12in
29 24 FIGHTING FOR OUR LIVES People Like Us, Passion 12in
30 — MY ARMS KEEP MISSING YOU Rick Astley, RCA 12in
31 35 PERFECT LOVE Linda Jo Rizzo, German ZYX 12in
32 29 SPECIAL LOVE Attack featuring Sisley Ferré, Dutch Hot Sound 12in
33 25 THIS IS A HAUNTED HOUSE Midnight Sunrise, Nightmare 12in
34 12 LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (JAILERS MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
35 re SO CLOSE TO HEAVEN Chip Chip, Italian Flea 12in
36 28 I CAN’T HELP IT (CLUB MIX) Bananarama, London 12in
37 38 AMERICAN LOVE (PASSION MIX) Rose Laurens, Passion 12in
38 — TURN IT UP Michael Davidson, Sire 12in
39 re CHINA BLUE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
40 — IN 100 YEARS Modern Talking, German Hansa 12in

One thought on “January 9, 1988: Public Enemy, Sweet Tee, Jermaine Stewart, Spoonie Gee, Big Daddy Kane”

  1. I hadn’t heard Phil Harding’s “poundingly unsubtle” remix of the PSBs ‘Always On My Mind’ before, and I rather like it! There’s a curious little “always in my house” interlude halfway through, where the rhythms temporarily switch, which might have formed the basis for the longer ‘In My House’ passage that later appeared on Introspective. There’s also a catchy little rinky-dinky melody, of the sort that become commonplace in mid-Nineties handbag house (the Motiv8 remix of Pulp’s ‘Common People’ immediately springs to mind).

    In his review of the Lisa Mitchell record, James uses the term “garage” for the first time since he was denied free entry to the Paradise Garage in the summer of 1986. The club had closed in 1987 (which might explain the lifting of his embargo!), but the term would live on, seemingly indefinitely.

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