March 12, 1988: Al B. Sure!, Will Downing, Jean Carne, T.Jam, Apollo 11

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

Derek B has now officially signed to Club Records, with his own label Tuff Audio, for all future recordings while, in a related move, Streets Ahead has created a Changing Gears Remix of ‘Goodgroove’ (76⅚-0bpm off acetate), using Eddie Bo’s ‘Hook And Sling’ as a break beat with drop ins from Joe Tex’s ‘I Gotcha’…

rm next week – as you should know if you’ve been reading the adverts! – will be packaged with a solid vinyl 33⅓rpm seven inch single featuring DJ Richie Rich’s latest “scam”, a 106bpm ‘Richie Rich In Trouble’ scratch mix of Trouble Funk, flipped by Rob Manley’s 0-119½-117½-118-0bpm ‘My Boyfriend’s Private Party’, mixing together Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element’s ‘Lighten Up (I Just Can’t Stop Scratchin’)’ and ‘Private Party’ with a bit of LA Mix’s ‘Don’t Stop’ and Shanice Wilson’s ‘I Bet She’s Got A Boyfriend’ in real Hotrod style, well worth getting for what amounts to free!…

Keith Sweat’s ‘I Want Her’ has had its LP Version replaced by a bassily jolting 108½bpm Dance ‘Til Ya Sweat Mix on the B-side of new creatively marketed pressings (Elektra EKR 69TX)… Rick Astley’s ‘Together Forever’ is also due in a largely instrumental 0-115bpm jack track-type House Of Love Mix (RCA PT 41818R) by Pete Hammond with ‘Set It Off’ “pshta pshta” hi-hats and digital punctuations but not much of Rick… Coldcut gave this column a terrific plug on Capital Radio’s mid-evening “teenage” show, the presenters of which, Pat Sharp and Mick Brown, have been produced by Stock Aitken Waterman singing – or, at any rate, going “whoop whoop”! – a remake of the Michael Zager Band’s ‘Let’s All Chant’… MC Jammy Hammy makes a guest appearance on the dub of LA Mix’s follow-up (which will also include the German remix of ‘Don’t Stop (Jammin’)’… ’15 Minutes’, the acid house track due on limited white label from Stoneleigh’s Diamon Duel record shop this weekend, turns out to be produced by none other than Antonio Valesquez and Wolfgang Prinz, from Maplewood, New Jersey – where shop owner, Steve Crosby, has an obviously useful friend… UK releases of the Kane Gang’s ‘Don’t Look Any Further’ next week won’t include the Francois Kevorkian remixes, but will be a completely different Mantronik mix, plus his B-Boy Vocal Dub… CityBeat picked up Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s sizzling ‘It Takes Two’ rap smash and Kechia Jenkins’ ‘I Need Somebody’, plus new material by 3D and Cool C… MCA Records are holding an invitation-only DJ party at Holborn’s Brown’s this Tuesday lunchtime, during the International DJ Convention, in competition with Breakout’s party at Soho’s Gullivers… Martin Jaffier, known as MC Fresh J, was due to give our sister DJ monthly, Jocks, a big plug during his Shure Rapping Championship appearance (despite it being organised by the DMC!)… Tony Jenkins has another of his PA-packed Up West nights at London’s Hippodrome this Wednesday (March 9), with Nigel Wilton, Bill Griffin, Ralph Tee and Colin Line dishing out freebies as well as jocking… Kev Hill starts weekly house/funk/grooves at The Outer Limit next to Harlow Mill station (only £1, no dress restrictions)… Friday (11) the Special Branch crew of Pete Tong, Nicky Holloway and Chris Bangs hold a Googly-Do at St John’s Wood’s Lord’s Cricket Ground… Baz Fe Jazz has a new Saturday venue at 145-147 Church Street in Paddington (by Edgware Road tube), Night In Tunisia this Saturday (12) and then every fortnight being for rare jazz and Latin while other types of old but fresh music are featured on a monthly rota… Iain Black, most upfront on Saturdays, has Total Contrast appearing at Colchester’s well equipped Tartan House this Sunday (13)… Paul James, resident every night, is funkiest on Tuesdays at St Helen’s Banana Republic (pub hours)… Richard Short souls Rayners Lane’s Bugsy’s Tuesdays and Harrow’s Mirrabeau Wednesdays, both wine bars and both free… Paul Major has returned to jocking in scratch mix style now, with three SL 1200s, at Leicester’s Leicester Studio Thur/Fri/Sat… Torquay’s Lasers in Coral Island has a new Saturday Power House night with TT Masters cutting up house/funk/soul/jazz… Tim Smith is after good PAs (on 091 285 8234) for Sunderland’s new but already heaving Blue Monkey, as is Dave Gregory (on 01-546 9044) Tue/Thurs office hours) for Kingston on Thames’s soulful Hoofers… Radio Aire’s weekday mid-evening and Saturday 6-8pm soul man, Carl Kingston (on 0532 687886) wants more regular club gigs within 50 miles of Leeds… Capital Radio has followed up my continued belief in Supertramp ‘I’m Beggin’ You’ by putting it on the “A” list (for maximum airplay rotation) even though in fact the actual single was released with little promotion last October and has already been superseded by another – a triumph of good music over bad marketing!… Andy Douglas – at Pzazz, 23 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow G41 – offers money for a desperately needed copy of Alexander O’Neal’s ‘What’s Missing’ remix… Adrian John tips from Telford’s Cascades that Barbara Fowler’s old ‘Come And Get My Loving’ is doing well again in the wake of Joyce Sims and Terry Billy… Joyce Sims’ follow-up, due around Easter, will be a Robert Clivilles and David Cole remix of ‘Walk Away’… Pebbles ‘Girlfriend’, reviewed on import last week, is now due out here (MCA Records MCAX 1233)… Lou ‘Rookies Revenge’ is 94bpm, as chart checkers would have noticed, my review last week forgetting it… US newies that I unfortunately had no time to review this week include Kashif ‘Love Me All Over’ (Arista, breathy tender slow jolter flipped by the new gentle piano instrumental ‘Kathryn’), Mark Imperial & Co featuring Jack N House ‘The Love I Lost’ (House Nation, mournfully moaning slick house bounder), Joe Church ‘I Can’t Wait Too Long’ (Sleeping Bag Records, frantically flying Colonel Abrams-ishly soulful over-busy but adventurous house), Twat Sisters featuring House Master Baldwin ‘Eat My Pussy’ (Future Sound Records, tongue in cheek – or something! – frantic acid house), Kev-E-Kev & AK-B ‘Listen To The Man’ (DNA International, jumbled jerky rap scratching up ‘The Champ’ and much more), Sha-Rock & Inf ‘Wait Stop Start The Clock’ (Young’s Recording Co, another rap set to ‘Clean Up Woman’)… PUMP THAT BASS!


CA$H MONEY actually travelled right across the States from New York to San Diego just to compete in – and win! – the US finals of the Technics DJ Mixing Championships, beating Chicago’s Bad Boy Bill, which means that he’ll probably be the most eagerly awaited competitor tonight (Tuesday, March 8) in the World finals at the Royal Albert Hall! First of all, though, he and the other 18 finalists will have had to win one of the eight places in a preliminary round on Monday in order to meet the defending 1987 runner-up at the Albert Hall, Joe Rodriguez (also from the USA), who of course qualifies automatically, so it can be by no means certain that either Cash Money or the new 1988 UK champ, Cutmaster Swift, make it into the grand final. Disasters can happen, especially in such a volatile art as mixing (mind you, there’ll probably be a riot if they don’t make it!). The other international winners who will have been battling again for five minutes each on Monday to win one of the eight Grand Final places are Australia’s Andrew Muirhead, Austria’s Stefan Beidermann, Belgium’s Phil Watts, Denmark’s Mick ‘Cutfather’ Hansen (a 1986 finalist), Finland’s Kari Vesala, France’s Dee Nasty (a 1987 finalist), Germany’s Romeo Maramigi, Holland’s Juan Elmroom, Hong Kong’s Simon Choi, Israel’s Yoram Vazana, Italy’s Lorenzo Bossina, Norway’s DJ Fresh, Portugal’s Joao Canada, Singapore’s Gabriel Chong, Spain’s Mias Earbajo, Sweden’s Robert Watz, and Switzerland’s KZ. A full 20 competitors one after another at the Albert Hall would obviously have been far too many, especially as there’s no guarantee of the standard of some of the international winners, so that the preliminary weeding out is necessary and should ensure there’s no repetition of last year’s fiasco, when the Singapore finalist spent his entire time slot supposedly “mixing” just two records with a shoe! As well as the “mega” stars promised as winners of the Disco Mix Club members-voted annual Stanton awards, Tuesday night’s World final will also feature stage performances by the likes of Keith Sweat, Taja Sevelle, Derek B, Terry Billy, Shanice Wilson and Boy George – so it should be quite a night! The opening party of the 1988 International DJ Convention on Sunday at the Hippodrome will have already featured PAs by such as Bomb The Bass, Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Fingers Inc, Sheik Fawaz, Déja, Hazell Dean, Glen Goldsmith, Black Britain, Pebbles, Scratchmo, Robe, Asher D & Daddy Freddy, Chris Andrews, plus exhibition mixes by Disco Mix Club stars like Les Adams, Paul Dakeyne, Ben Liebrand, Mike Gray, and of course the Shure UK Rapping Championship finals, while the Monday seminar discussion sessions at the Astoria – including debates on radio, and (with Pete Waterman an important speaker!) sampling – will have been interspersed by PAs from Bam Bam, Roger, Maxi Priest, T-Cut-F, 52nd Street, Dee Dee Wilde and Wayne Hernandez. Full details next week about the winners, and what happened!


HOT VINYL

AL B. SURE! ‘Nite And Day’ (US Warner Bros/Uptown 0-20782)
Superb atmosphere drenched amorphous sweetly swaying 0-91½-0bpm drifter like Leee John singing Janet Jackson’s ‘Funny How Time Flies’ with some Marvin Gaye whoops and Isaac Hayes ‘Hot Buttered Soul’ guitar (in six mixes, the 0-91⅓-0bpm flip’s translated and sung in French as ‘Nuit Et Jour‘). Cool, for sure!

WILL DOWNING ‘Will Downing’ (Fourth & Broadway BRLP 518)
The huskily teasing Luther Vandross/Colonel Abrams-ish singer from Wally Jump Jr & The Criminal Element has made an excellent soulful essentially self-produced debut LP, with the loping 0-111¾bpm ‘In My Dreams’, jogging 0-106bpm ‘Do You?’, jerkily leaping 120½bpm ‘Set Me Free’ (with Mike Manieri’s vibes), swaying 105½bpm ‘Sending Out An SOS’, drifting 86bpm ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’, rolling 105⅚bpm ‘Security’, slushy 0-32⅔-0bpm ‘Do You Remember Love?’, Deniece Williams’ 0-94⅓bpm ‘Free’, and – the set’s standout – a fantastic lushly cantering 0-120⅔bpm treatment of late jazz great John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’, full of beautiful resonances, tootled by Stanley Turrentine, tinkled by David Cole and moaned by Will with Lew Kirton. Already on import, the album is out here on March 14, while – wait for it! – Arthur Baker’s “pshta pshta” hi-hat hissed more densely chugging 0-119½bpm ‘A Love Supreme (Jazz In The House Remix)’ (12BRW 90) is on promo now and out on March 21. Essential tackle, as some would say!

JEAN CARNE ‘You’re A Part Of Me’ (RCA PL71624)
Still a disappointment live and always (to my mind, anyway) in danger of going tiresomely over the top with her swooping and gurgling vocal style, Jean has, however, in this LP managed to make a consistently excellent real soul set that rightly is selling fast (out here ahead of imports!). Kept in check by such various producers as Grover Washington Jr, Bobby Eli and Nick Martinelli, every track is a gem, especially for listening maybe more than dancing, the only relatively uptempo songs being the superb sultrily jogging 90bpm ‘Heartache’, and wriggly 103⅙bpm ‘Givin’ Up On Love’ and 112⅙bpm ‘Let Me Be The One’, while slowies are the Booker Newberry-duetted 62-0bpm ‘Closer To You’, 62bpm ‘You’re A Part Of Me’, 61¼bpm ‘Walking The Line’, 60⅓bpm ‘Early Morning Love’, 71⅙bpm ‘Don’t Want To Love Anymore’, and Aretha Franklin’s old wailing 44-43bpm ‘Ain’t No Way’. Anita Baker comes to mind, the set’s so good.

T.JAM ‘House Of Jack’ (Hot Melt 12TCT12)
Very pedestrian cymbal-shushed 119⅓bpm UK jack track with corny chipmunk-type digitally stuttered and scratched “jack” repetition (in three mixes).

APOLLO 11 ‘One Small Step’ (Debut DEBTX 3041)
Routine hustling 0-120bpm jack track overlaid by a documentary broadcast about the first moon landing, interesting on its own but possibly confusing for dancers (in three mixes).

JAMIE PRINCIPLE ‘Baby Wants To Ride (Club Mix)’ (ffrr FFRX 1)
Now that it’s finally out here as a commercial 12 inch, after months on white label as a four-tracker, this Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley remixed muttering sensual house loper (a slower remake of his once very rare frantic original, subsequently credited to Frankie Knuckles) is only in its 118-0bpm Club Mix and 0-118-118¼-0bpm Dub, the X-Rated and House Of Trix versions being due in a fortnight or so as a follow-up “remix” for creative marketing. Actually, to be fair, all four versions add up to about 33 minutes, a lot more than is allowed by the Gallup chart compilers to qualify as a single!

THE TODD TERRY PROJECT ‘Bango (To The Batmobile)’ (US Fresh Records FRE-80117)
Tony Terry, Terry Billy, now Todd Terry, with a Dinosaur L ‘Go Bang’-based girls chanted and giggled very eccentric nervously skittering house-ish racer, in 123¾bpm Club Bang and 122¾bpm Bonus Bang versions, flipped by the similar but much easier 120¾bpm ‘Back To The Beat’, which drops and scratches stuff through a washing machine beat. Sudsy!

DAVY D ‘Ohh Girl’ (Def Jam 651452)
Tugging tender 99bpm hip hop ballad, always to my mind the standout from last summer’s album, but the flip’s funkier groove-based 0-102bpm ‘Clap Your Hands’ rap has attracted more initial attention so far. Confusingly out on import at the same time is DAVY DMX ‘The DMX Will Rock (Scratch Mix)’ (US Tuff City TUF 120003) by the same fellah (David Reeves Jr, once Kurtis Blow’s DJ), a vocoder title line started then tinklingly tuneful 111bpm juddery hip hop instrumental (with an aggressive girls rapped alternative Rap Mix and three other instrumental mixes).

GENE AND JIM ARE INTO SHAKES ‘Shake! (How About A Sampling, Gene?)’ (Rough Trade RTT 216)
As originally promoed, snips of TV chatter (in Steinski style) ran through a marathon choogling 123bpm ever shifting track with rock guitar, trumpet and other colourations which somehow ended up monotonous and undynamic. This tighter and brighter 122⅔bpm commercially available remix (instrumental flip) is still rambling and despite, or perhaps because of, being more blatantly pop-aimed still can’t cut it convincingly alongside the volume pumpers and bass bombers that other DJs manage to make.

MCIB and THE BEATCREATOR ‘Thunderbirds Are Go!’ (DTI Records MAC-1, via 01-884 3344)
Master Tee-created lazily burbling 0-107¾bpm electro wriggler with TV soundtrack overlays, more for listening than dancing, flipped by ‘The Jack Lads’ with chat by London jocks Jazzy M and Jasper digitally sampled through another but beatier 113½bpm electro burbler (not really the house it claims to be), and ‘Forever Again’ with Rosaline Joyce backing a languidly weaving 0-87⅓bpm London rap, on white label and all pleasant rather than hardcore.

SPOONIE GEE ‘The Godfather Of Rap’ (US Tuff City TUF LP 5551)
Out since just before Christmas but disappointing apart from his included singles, this rap album’s one standout newie is the jittery buoyant perkily chugging 102-0bpm ‘Hit Man’, which must surely be due for a US remix soon.

CHUBB ROCK with Hitman Howie Tee ‘DJ Innovator’ (US Select FM562297)
Haunting slinkily insidious 85-0bpm slow gruff rap duet with a George McCrae-type lilt, flipped by the more densely juddering 86bpm ‘I Feel Good’ (instrumentals too).

D.J. KOOL ‘The Music Ain’t Loud E-Nuf’ (US Creative Funk CF-7000)
Chanting supported sedately go-go tempoed scratch mix workout by a Washington DC DJ, using “pump up the volume”, “pump me up” and other familiar clichés in the 0-93⅙-0bpm Radio, 0-94⅙-0bpm Dub, 0-94⅙-94bpm DC and 0-94bpm NY Mixes.

N.T. GANG ‘Wam Bam (12” Remix)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 163)
‘Pump Up The Volume’-inspired very beefy 0-114bpm chugger (in two mixes) with all the usual sort of cut-ins, and a more datedly funky 109bpm ‘We’re Gonna Rock You’ flip, actually from Germany – which shows in the accents and a slight Euro feel.

RICO ‘Spanish Hustle (Latin Jackin’ Mix)’ (Debut DEBTX 3040)
Cornily uncool over-frenetic 126bpm treatment of the Fatback Band’s 1976 disco hustler, more ‘Holiday 88’ than house, and rather Radio 2!

VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Mad On House – Volume 1’ (Needle Records MADD1)
Alongside current stuff by Bam Bam, Adonis + The Endless Poker, Jack Factory, House Master Baldwin featuring Paris Grey, Fallout and Mr Lee, the only previously unreviewed tracks are the girls groaned jumbled tumbling jiggly acidic 122½bpm TRIPLE XXX ‘The Bedroom Scene (Straight Up Mix)’ and Kraftwerk-ishly introed then piano jangled lethargic 115½bpm JINE ‘Take It To The House (Extended Mix)’.

VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Jackmaster Vol. 2’ (DJ International Records/Westside Records JACK LP 502)
Double album of traditional-type alkaline (rather than acid!) house, tons of it, the soulfully sung 113¾-113½-0bpm TARGA with SHAWN CHRISTOPHER ‘Love Invasion’ and “elephant trumpeting” jittery 0-116bpm MASTERS AT WORK ‘Dum Dum Cry’ being the only exceptions to the norm amongst the 124bpm FAST EDDIE SMITH ‘Jack To The Sound’, 118bpm HOLLYWOOD AND THE HEAT ‘I Need You’, 122bpm ROCKY JONES ‘Choice Of A New Generation’, 121¾bpm JOE SMOOTH ‘Inside My Mind’, 120¾bpm EX-SAMPLE ‘And So It Goes’, 119-0bpm SECRET SECRET ‘We Came To Jack’, 125⅔bpm PROFESSOR FUNK ‘Box Head’, 126bpm ANTHONY THOMAS ‘Promised Land’, 120½-0bpm BLAKE BAXTER ‘Work’, 131½bpm ANDRE OWENS ‘Destiny Of Love’, 124¾bpm THE CHILDREN ‘Brothers Gonna Work It Out’, 0-120¼bpm PETER BLACK ‘My Love Is Free’ – apart, that is, from Colin Faver’s UK-created 0-122½-122⅔-0bpm megamix of FX ‘Faith Hope & Charity’, and the bland girls overdubbed 123⅔bpm JACKMASTER BLACK ‘DJ Mega Track’ and 120½bpm JAMIE PRINCIPAL ‘Prince Of House (Baby Wants To Ride)’ medleys.


THE CLUB CHART – March 12, 1988

01 05 I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL (NORMAN C & DJ D REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Cooltempo 12in
02 01 BEAT DIS (EXTENDED DIS) Bomb The Bass, Mister-Ron Records 12in
03 02 I WANT HER (EXTENDED VERSION) Keith Sweat, Vintertainment 12in
04 04 DO THIS MY WAY/NORMAN C & DJ D REMIX Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
05 08 GOODGROOVE Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
06 03 DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE/SPENG Coldcut featuring Yazz, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
07 13 BASS (HOW LOW CAN YOU GO) Simon Harris, ffrr 12in
08 06 DON’T LOCK ME OUT (SUPER BASS CLUB MIX/CLUB MIX) Terry Billy, Atlantic 12in
09 18 GIVE IT TO ME (RADIO MIX/INSTRUMENTAL MIX) Bam Bam, Serious Records 12in
10 36 PRIVATE PARTY (LES ADAMS’ REMIXES) Wally Jump Jr & the Criminal Element,  Breakout 12in
11 10 LOVEY DOVEY (LONG VERSION/CHARLIE DEE DUB) Tony Terry, Epic 12in
12 07 COME INTO MY LIFE (CLUB VERSION)/SIMON HARRIS MEGAMIX Joyce Sims, London 12in
13 17 IT TAKES TWO Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, US Profile 12in
14 32 SHE’S THE ONE (FUNKY DRUMMER REMIX) James Brown, Urban 12in
15 25 LOVER’S LANE (NEW AFTER HOURS VOCAL MIX) Georgio, Motown 12in
16 23 FAITH (EXTENDED VERSION) Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
17 45 HOW LOW CAN YOU GO Project Club, Supreme Records 12in
18 27 NOBODY CAN LOVE ME Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Criminal 12in
19 35 RAW Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
20 12 NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS (EXTENDED) Alexander O’Neal featuring Cherrelle, Tabu 12in
21 15 STRONG ISLAND J.V.C.F.O.R.C.E., US B Boy Records 12in
22 26 LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS (EXTENDED MIX) Taja Sevelle, Reprise Records 12in
23 28 THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
24 09 I GOT DA FEELIN’/IT’S LIKE THAT Y’ALL Sweet Tee, Cooltempo 12in
25 74 WAM BAM (12” REMIX) NT Gang, Cooltempo 12in white label
26 11 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (STREETSAHEAD MIX/MY NAME IS YOUNG, JEFFREY B YOUNG – LICENSED TO ‘ILL MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
27 20 BABY WANTS TO RIDE (STEVE ‘SILK’ HURLEY CLUB MIX) Jamie Principle, ffrr 12in
28 22 LET’S GET BRUTAL (MEGA MIX/US VERSION) Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
29 62 MOHAMED’S HOUSE Sheik Fawaz, Circa Records 12in pre-release
30 48 PINK CADILLAC (CLUB VOCAL)/I WANNA BE THAT WOMAN Natalie Cole, US EMI-Manhattan 12in
31 40 PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell, Breakout 12in
32 94 GIVE IT TO ME (DOUBLE TROUBLE EXTENDED REMIX) Bam Bam, Serious 12in
33 43 YES IT’S YOU Sweet Charles/THINK (ABOUT IT)/ROCK ME AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN & AGAIN Lyn Collins, Urban 12in pre-release
34 19 PARTY PEOPLE/KEY THE PULSE Royal House, Champion 12in
35 21 ROK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
36 90 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in mailing list promo
37 30 I’M SO HAPPY (12” REMIX) Walter Beasley, Urban 12in
38 34 I’M ALL SHOOK UP Spoonie Gee, Sure Delight 12in
39 — DREAMING (EXTENDED DANCE MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
40 54 LOVIN’ ON NEXT TO NOTHIN’ (EXTENDED) Gladys Knight & The Pips, MCA Records 12in
41 14 JACK THE RIPPER LLCool J, Def Jam 12in
42 69 CLAP YOUR HANDS/OHH GIRL Davy D, Def Jam 12in
43 38 JACKIN’ JAMES (CLUB MIX) Jack Factory/BOUNCY HOUSE (BOUNCY MIX) Adrenalin MOD, Warrior Records 12in
44 57 TOGETHER FOREVER (LOVER’S LEAP REMIX) Rick Astley, RCA 12in
45 77 HEROIN (“JUST SAY NO” JACK ‘N’ CHILL REMIX)/REAL LIFE (PAUL SIMPSON US MIX) Black Britain, 10 Records 12in
46 — A LOVE SUPREME/IN MY DREAMS/DO YOU?/SET ME FREE Will Downing, US Island LP
47 78 BIG THING (EXTENDED) Blue Zone, Arista/Rockin’Horse Records 12in
48 42 FISHNET (BIG LEG MIX) Morris Day, Warner Bros 12in
49 52 MAKE IT LAST FOREVER/I WANT HER/SOMETHING JUST AIN’T RIGHT Keith Sweat, Vintertainment LP
50 81 BANGO (TO THE BATMOBILE)/BACK TO THE BEAT The Todd Terry Project, US Fresh Records 12in
51 24 SAY IT AGAIN (EXTENDED REMIX) Jermaine Stewart, 10 Records 12in
52 71 ANYONE… Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
53 59 I AM DOWN/PUSH IT (REMIX) Salt-n-Pepa/HIT ‘EM WITH THIS Antoinette, ffrr 12in white label
54 33 SUBMIT (TO THE BEAT)/DANCING AND MUSIC (REMIXES) Groove, Submission 12in
55 47 TELL IT TO MY HEART (CLUB MIX/DUB MIX) Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
56 60 100% Mini Curry, Timeless Records 12in
57 51 THAT’S WHERE YOU’LL FIND ME/YOU AND ME TONIGHT (REMIXES) Déja, 10 Records 12in
58 46 HOUSE TRAIN (NEW YORK MIX) Risse, Jack Trax 12in
59 31 THE JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘N’ Chill, 10 Records 12in
60 63 HOUSEDOCTORS (GOTTA GET DOWN) The Housedoctors, Big One 12in
61 re GET OUT OF MY LIFE TC Curtis, Hot Melt 12in
62 53 BEAT DIS (GANGSTER BOOGIE INC. REMIX) Bomb The Bass, Mister-Ron Records 12in
63 79 TELL IT TO MY HEART (HOUSE OF HEARTS/DUB OF HEARTS) Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
64 37 MOVE THE CROWD (DEMOCRATIC 3 REMIX) Eric B & Rakim, Fourth & Broadway 12in
65 86 ROOKIES REVENGE (QUANTUM JUMP MIX) Lou, Supreme Records 12in
66 89 WHO DO YOU LOVE (EXTENDED 12” MIX) Rodney Saulsberry, US Ryan Records 12in
67 70 DON’T COVER UP YOUR FEELINGS/GOOD TIMES/IS IT SO HARD/WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE Broomfield, US Vision Records LP
68 44 FOR YOUR LOVE (I’LL DO MOST ANYTHING) (REMIX/SAX DUB) Barry White, Breakout 12in
69 re I FEEL IT (CONSTRUCTION MEDLEY/MAKUMBA MIX) Suzie and the Cubans, US Popular Records 12in/Champion promo
70 75 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE (DOCTOR X IN FULL EFFECT) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
71 73 NITE AND DAY/NUIT ET JOUR Al B Sure!, US Warner Bros/Uptown 12in
72 41 MY MIND (LONG VERSION) Vanessa Franklin & Midnight Energy, CityBeat 12in
73 re GOLD (EXTENDED VERSION) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Elektra 12in
74 64 THIS HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE Paul French & The Mix Master Crew, Rise Records 12in
75 — WALK IN THE NIGHT/JUST PASSIN’ THRU Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in white label
76 — WHATEVER MAKES OUR LOVE GROW (GROWN-UP MIX) Edwin Starr, 10 Records 12in
77 re SIMPLE SIMON (YOU GOTTA ROCK HARD) Mantronix, 10 Records 12in
78 56 YOU GIVE ME SO MUCH Cousin Rachel, Supreme Records 12in
79 — DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE (THE UPSET REMIX)/ACID SHUT UP (DUB) Coldcut featuring Yazz, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
80 — GOODGROOVE (STREETS AHEAD’S CHANGING GEARS REMIX) Derek B, Music Of Life 12in
81 65 I FOUND YOU Dee Dee Wilde, Fourth & Broadway 12in
82 61 HEARTACHE/LET ME BE THE ONE/YOU’RE A PART OF ME Jean Carne, RCA LP
83 39 BAD TIMES (I CAN’T STAND IT) Rough Club, CityBeat 12in
84 — CAN’T LOVE YOU TONIGHT (EXTENDED REMIX)/DUB/THE SURGEON GENERAL’S FUNKY 4/4 BEAT Gwen Guthrie, US Warner Bros/Jellybean 12in
85 76 OOO LA LA LA (EXTENDED VERSION) Teena Marie, Epic 12in
86 — SHIFTING GEARS Johnny Hammond, BGP 12in
87 — BIZ IS GOIN’ OFF/THIS IS SOMETHING FOR THE RADIO/COOL V’S TRIBUTE TO SCRATCHING Biz Markie, Cold Chillin’ LP
88 66 SET IT OFF (BUNKER 88/YOJAM MIXES) Bunker Kru/Harlequin 4’s, Champion 12in promo
89 re THE STORY CONTINUES (SUPERMIX PT II) BB In The Mix featuring Mitch & Fresh, US Awesome 12in
90 55 ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE Frankie Knuckles/ALL DIS MUSIC Romance, ffrr 12in white label
91 58 I NEED SOMEBODY Kechia Jenkins, US Profile 12in
92 84 SO GLAD (CLUB MIX) Fingers Inc, Jack Trax 12in
93 88 MIAMI GROOVE/SAY IT AGAIN Betty Wright, US Ms B LP
94 85 AMAZIN’/STAY (REMIXES) Shokk, Raja Records 12in
95 — KATHRYN (INSTRUMENTAL)/LOVE ME ALL OVER (EXTENDED VERSION)/(SINGLE VERSION) Kashif, US Arista 12in
96 — I WANT HER (DANCE ‘TIL YA SWEAT MIX) Keith Sweat, Elektra 12in
97 96 GIRLFRIEND (EXTENDED VERSION) Pebbles, US MCA Records 12in
98 80 SOME KIND OF LOVER (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley, US MCA Records 12in
99 re PLAY IT KOOL Cash Money and Marvelous, US Sleeping Bag Records 12in
100 re UNCLE J Squeezebrain & The Machine, Beat-Nik Records 12in “promo”


POP DANCE

01 01 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean, Jive 12in
02 03 BEAT DIS (EXTENDED DIS) Bomb The Bass, Mister-Ron/Rhythm King 12in
03 04 THAT’S THE WAY IT IS Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
04 02 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue, PWL Records 12in
05 07 TOGETHER FOREVER Rick Astley, RCA LP
06 06 TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
07 05 DOCTORIN’ THE HOUSE Coldcut featuring Yazz and the Plastic Population, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
08 08 THAT JACK THAT HOUSE BUILT Jack ‘N’ Chill, 10 Records 12in
09 15 I WANT HER Keith Sweat, Vintertainment/Elektra 12in
10 14 MAN IN THE MIRROR Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
11 09 I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany, MCA 12in
12 12 LET’S GET BRUTAL Nitro Deluxe, Cooltempo 12in
13 16 GIMME HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant, Ice 12in
14 25 JOE LE TAXI Vanessa Paradis, 10 Records 12in
15 17 SPY IN THE HOUSE OF LOVE Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
16 10 SHAKE YOUR LOVE Debbie Gibson, Atlantic 12in
17 26 DON’T LOCK ME OUT Terry Billy, Atlantic 12in
18 13 WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS? Bros, CBS 12in
19 11 NEVER KNEW LOVE LIKE THIS Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle, Tabu 12in
20 19 ROK DA HOUSE The Beatmasters featuring The Cookie Crew, Rhythm King 12in
21 23 SAY IT AGAIN Jermaine Stewart, 10 Records 12in
22 21 O L’AMOUR Dollar, London 12in
23 18 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
24 — DO THIS MY WAY Kid ‘N Play, Cooltempo 12in
25 20 HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (HEAVENLY MIX) Belinda Carlisle, IRS 12in
26 — I GET WEAK Belinda Carlisle, Virgin 12in
27 24 VALENTINE T’Pau, Siren 12in
28 22 HOUSE ARREST (THE BEAT IS THE LAW) Krush, Club 12in
29 27 LOVEY DOVEY (REMIX) Tony Terry, Epic 12in
30 28 COME INTO MY LIFE Joyce Sims, London 12in


HI-NRG

01 04 I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY Kylie Minogue, PWL Records 12in
02 08 TAKE AWAY THE RAIN Sidewalk, Reflection 12in
03 01 SAVIN’ MYSELF (HOT LINE REMIX)/(BLASTER MIX) Eria Fachin, Saturday 12in
04 06 THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL Sandra Edwards, Bolts 12in
05 03 O L’AMOUR Dollar, London 12in
06 09 PINK CADILLAC (CLUB VOCAL) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in promo
07 02 TELL IT TO MY HEART Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
08 10 BACK TO YOU Crystal In The Pink, Canadian Power 12in
09 11 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
10 05 SATISFY MY DESIRE Havana, Nightmare 12in
11 20 SUSPICIOUS MINDS Bobby ‘O’, Canadian ‘O’ 12in
12 14 MIDNIGHT LOVER Bianca, Belgian Hi Tension 12in
13 12 SURPRISE ME TONIGHT Norma Lewis, Nightmare 12in
14 31 S.T.O.P Samantha Gilles, Belgian Hi Tension/Italian Time 12in
15 13 THIS GIRL’S BACK IN TOWN Raquel Welch, US Columbia 12in
16 15 THAT’S THE WAY IT IS/I’M THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU (US REMIX) Mel & Kim, Supreme Records 12in
17 17 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
18 07 THE RIGHT COMBINATION Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
19 18 SCIENCE FICTION Scott Stryker, Nightmare 12in
20 16 NO REGRETS Quartzlock, Reflection 12in
21 25 STOP ME NOW Midnight Shift, Technique 12in
22 19 SKY HIGH (LES ADAMS REMIX) Jigsaw, Splash 12in
23 39 WHO’S LEAVING WHO (THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN MIX) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
24 21 BIG BROTHER Aleph, Italian Time 12in
25 27 THESE ARE BRIGHTER DAYS Barbara Pennington, Nightmare 12in
26 36 YOU’RE MY RAINBOW Hazell Dean, US Disconet 12in
27 28 LOVE EMERGENCY Rachel, US Atlantic 12in
28 24 I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany, MCA 12in
29 — THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER Bonnie Bianco, German Metronome 12in
30 — STOP FOR A MINUTE Sandra, German Virgin 12in
31 46 LIES Amanda Scott, Quazar 12in
32 23 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (REMIX) Barbara Doust, Canadian Power 12in
33 42 NAUGHTY BOY Macho Gang, Italian Macho 12in
34 29 DO YOU WANNA FUNK Zone Brothers, US Recca 12in
35 32 PERFECT LOVE Linda Jo Rizzo, German ZYX 12in
36 41 I’M NOT SCARED (DISCO MIX) Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
37 37 A LA VIE L’AMOUR Jakie Quartz, Dutch CBS 12in
38 — YOU ONLY YOU Tasha, Belgian ARS 12in
39 40 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, US Disconet 12in
40 34 WASTED NIGHTS Croisette, Nightmare 12in
41 33 ONE NIGHT STAND (MONOGAMIX) Rob Keane, Nightmare 12in
42 45 HYPNOTIZE Taste-T-Lips, US Mercury 12in
43 35 NO WIN SITUATION Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
44 38 SHAKE YOUR LOVE (CLUB MIX) Debbie Gibson, Atlantic 12in
45 — TELL IT TO MY HEART (HOUSE OF HEARTS MIX) Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
46 — COCOON Timerider, Lisson Records 12in
47 44 MY HEART’S ON FIRE Patrick L Myles, Canadian Power 12in
48 — LOVE ON THE REBOUND Angie Dylan, Belgian Injection 12in
49 22 CONTACT (MEDLEY) Disc Drive, US Sizzle 12in
50 — SAY YOU’LL BE MINE Kim Taylor, German ZYX 12in

One thought on “March 12, 1988: Al B. Sure!, Will Downing, Jean Carne, T.Jam, Apollo 11”

  1. Yet again, a future classic sneaks out with no fanfare, and this week it’s ‘Promised Land’ – here credited only to its singer Anthony Thomas, rather than its producer Joe Smooth – tucked away on the second Jackmaster compilation.

    There will be plenty more to say about MC Jammy Hammy’s guest spot in the weeks to come!

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