May 14, 1988: M-D-Emm, James Brown, The Pasadenas, By All Means, Animal Nightlife

BEATS & PIECES

Due commercially on May 23, the freshly re-EQed full length soundtrack LP version of Rose Royce ‘Car Wash’ is 108(intro)-113-114-116-114½-115⅔-118-119-122(break)-120-123bpm, and the flip’s S-Express-like ‘Is It love You’re After’ 116-118-120-121⅓-121-116-120-121bpm (not a major news item in itself, but, what with telephone interruptions, that info took three quarters of on hour to calculate — so be grateful, people!)… Disco Mix Club’s subscription service mixes have always been eligible for our dance charts, given enough DJ support, but the first ever actually to hit The Club Chart are both from the ‘April 88 Mixes 1’ LP, Paul Dakeyne’s alternative 98-97⅚bpm remix of the Jackson 5’s ‘I Want You Back’, and Ben Liebrand’s rhythmically augmented 111⅓-0bpm Taja Sevelle ‘Love Is Contagious’ (emphasising the waltz tempo’s triple time beat) — subscription details for bona fide DJs on 06286-67276… Coldcut have produced their ‘Doctorin’ The House’ singer in her own right on the upcoming Yazz & The Planet Squeeze ‘Only Way Is Up‘… WEA’s man of the year has been winding up DJs with a white labelled ‘Illeagle Mix‘ that’s actually Nick Kamen’s ‘Tell Me’ given a juddering (0-)108-114-108⅓-107⅔-108-108⅓-108bpm bass bombing megamix by Camberley DJ Dave Roarty, sampling such as Dave & Ansell Collins, James Brown, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Janet and Michael Jackson… T.U.F.F. (T.ested U.nder F.ull F.orce) ‘We’ve Got A Hot One For You‘, on Sonoscope promo, is yet another “Lady Penelope” started totally unoriginal ‘Thunderbirds’ scratching 0-120½-0bpm volume pumper — when will they ever end?… MC Jammy Hammy’s cries of “get off” and “not again”, as heard on LA Mix’s ‘Check This Out’, stem from the UK heats of the Technics Mixing Championships, when a certain degree of impatient intolerance on my part as a judge led to the coining of these catchphrases every time some unsuspecting DJ decided to scratch mix “this is a journey into sound”!… Les Adams’ ‘Luther In Love’ megamix, the side that’s been selling it, is evidently left off the flip of Luther Vandross’s new ‘I Gave It Up’ remix – likewise, ‘PO Box 2000’ is being left off the Brothers Johnson 12 inch here (to be replaced by their old ‘Ain’t We Funkin’ Now’)… Will Downing, whose current US single is the album version of ‘Sending Out An SOS‘, has totally remixed ‘In My Dreams’ as his UK follow-up… Guy’s members, as well as producer Teddy Riley, are lead singer Aaron Hall III and bass guitarist Timmy Gatling… RCA’s 12 inch club promos will soon have a new generic sleeve featuring a vertical list of Beats Per Minute figures, the appropriate one for the enclosed record being underlined (somehow in a tie-in with Technics turntables)… Club have picked up the underrated Click ‘Freq. Jam‘, one of the UK’s better acid trax… May Day bank holidays left me no time to BPM new LPs by the provocatively posing naked (and sex obsessed) Prince, back on romantic form Teddy Pendergrass, typically sophisticated Sade, and (on import) US radio-aimed Randy Hall, disappointingly downtempo Johnny Kemp… Dave Prater, the one time partner of Sam Moore in Sixties soul duo Sam & Dave, died last month in a car crash… New York’s B Boy Records has signed here to Westside Records, one of the first UK releases being a double LP distillation of three old Boogie Down Productions albums… Meli’sa Morgan’s June 18/19 London debut at the Hammersmith Odeon will be supported by saxist Najee… The Pasadenas follow an invitation-only preview this Thursday at London’s Ronnie Scott’s with a short tour around Wakefield’s Roof Top Saturday (May 14), Bristol’s Papillon Monday (16), Glasgow’s Cotton Club Friday (20), and Liverpool’s Quadrant Park Saturday (21)… DJs Brian G, Pete Funnel! and Rockie house/soul/rap/funk York’s hard and crucial Sweatbox every two weeks, this Saturday (and the second Saturday in each month) at the Windmill, followed on the last Friday of each month (starting May 27) at Keatons… Sunday (15), DJs Fat Tony, Dave Dorrell, Tim Westwood and more man a noon to midnight dance marathon of Hammersmith’s Le Palais to raise money for on AIDS hospice… Dartford’s Flicks raised £2,700 at its most recent charity allniter, all for local good causes… Tony Masters and Paul The Soul Man, plus guests, have a Sixties and Northern Soul alldayer at Torquay’s Coral Island Showbar this Sunday (15), noon-10.30pm… Chris Dinnis returns next Wednesday (18) to Boxes on Exeter’s Quay with Bob Smith for a “real soul” Humdinger 1 (£1 advance tickets on 0392-39477, after 5pm)… Mick Fuller funks upfront Mondays at Brighton’s Swifts, and Sundays at Hove’s Palmeira (pub hours)… Simon Dunmore, Jon Jules and Paul Warren are hard ‘n’ upfront weekly at the Tuesday Soul City in Greenford’s Greenford Hotel, on Uxbridge Road… Paul McBride souls and funks Belfast’s Wellington Park on Wednesdays, saying “We need as much plugging as possible for soul here in Belfast”… Portsmouth mixer Warren Aylward hosts a weekly Wednesday Goodgroove soul night at Southsea’s 5th Avenue… Jeff Thomas, of Swansea’s Martha’s Vineyard fame, also souls Thursdays at Merthyr Tydfil’s revamped The Kooler (formerly the Kirkhouse)… Martin Jay counts down The Club Chart from rm every Thursday at Lewisham’s Mid Kent Tavern… Tim Smith only ever seems able to slip soul records onto the air at Metro Radio over bank holidays, but at Newcastle upon Tyne’s Blue Monkey he has added a Klassix night on Thursday for oldies and rare grooves… Steve Cochrane, already ramming “Rick Astley and Madonna-free” Freestyle Mondays, has taken over Fridays as well at Harlow’s Highwire, with Rose Royce guesting this week (13)… Nick Power funks up Fridays at Braintree’s “wild style” Ice Club in the Essex Barn, and is slightly more commercial on Saturdays at Hatfield’s Partners… Mike Knight funks and hip hops Sundays at Aberdare’s Baverstocks Hotel… Damon Jay has moved from London’s Gullivers to join John Mayoh jocking at Wakefield’s Casanovas, mixing acid, funk, and soul Fri/Sat/Mon, and especially Wednesdays… Martin McSweeney, back in a club as resident jock at Rotherham’s Harveys Nightspot, is also busy producing a “jazz house” project… Disco Dave Singleton, still at Eccles The Rainbow after 11 years, has started an agency and (on 09252-6018) is after a pair of Manchester/Merseyside girls for a kiss-o-gram and go-go dancing work… South Wales DJ Steve Wiggins has his own Up-Front music column in the Barry & District News now… London’s Evening Standard last week ran a competition, “The Garage club was credited was being the birthplace of house music, in which American city?” — ignoring the fact that house was born at and named for the Warehouse in Chicago, one assumes they meant the Paradise Garage in New York!… I seem to be joined by many other readers in rating ‘Hooperman’ as the best new thing on TV: another creation of Stephen Bochco (of ‘Hill Street Blues’) with Terry Louise Fisher, the Sunday evening half hour series stars John Ritter (of ‘Three’s Company’) as a San Francisco police inspector and the delightful Debrah Farentino as his apartment block’s janitor, plus an enchanting little dog called Bijou… Chester Browton, from Selsey, suggests I might contribute to the rare groove craze by listing what I consider to be the best Seventies funk records never to break commercially — the trouble is, I really don’t remember the Seventies, they passed in a blur (however, if you want to know about the Sixties…!)… GET OFF!


HOT VINYL

M-D-EMM ‘Get Busy (It’s Partytime!)’ (Republic Records MDM001T, via Rough Trade)
From much the same stable as ‘Beat Dis’ and ‘S-Express’, this must be one of the next volume pumping crossover hits. Created primarily by Rough Trade’s Dave Lee (second left), DJ Mark Ryder (kneeling) and Mike Chill (right), with Lincoln Anderson and Caffy, it’s in three very different mixes, the Peoples Choice ‘Do It Any Way Ya Wanna’-ish chunkily routine 0-118¾bpm Club Mix (inspired also by Loleatta Holloway ‘Hit ‘N’ Run’, MFSB ‘Love Is The Message’ and the Salsoul Orchestra ‘You’re Just The Right Size’, without sampling any of them), the jazzier cool house 120¼-0bpm Busy House Mix (speeding up an old Black Heat riff), and —biggest in London — the rare grooves-like S-Express-ish 117¼bpm Body Action Mix, sampling phrases from the likes of Joeski Love, Cameo, Micronauts, Soul Sonic Force, Fatback Band, JR Funk, Jammers, B Boys, Trouble Funk, Sweet Tee, Johnny Dynell and MFSB (all the horns though being original, merely typifying the flavour of the period).

JAMES BROWN ‘I’m Real’ (US Scotti Bros 4Z9 07805)
“All you copycats out there get offa my chip”, shouts Mr Brown as he kicks into the first single from his eagerly awaited Full Force-produced LP, a deliberately archetypal 0-105½bpm jerky funk jitterer given modern transformer scratches and juddery edits (especially in the really fierce 105⅚-0bpm ‘Real (F.F. Hyped-Up Mix)‘ flip) while remaining basically the same old James Brown that all the copycats have so long admired.

THE PASADENAS ‘Tribute (Right On) (The Q Street Mix)’ (CBS PASA T1)
Pete Wingfield produced, Richie Rich remixed, terrific mushy hi-hat shushed Seventies style 0-107bpm jazz-funk jiggler with music history tracing vocals, by the old Finesse disco dance troupe, right on target for the latest retrogressing trend.

BY ALL MEANS ‘I Surrender To Your Love’ (US Island 0-96656)
Superb lazily weaving (0-)89⅔bpm real soul slowie by an oddly named male vocal group, causing a huge stir since it arrived initially on import seven inch, flipped by the equally good more “modern” snappily jolting 111⅓-0bpm ‘We’re Into This Groove‘, with nice doodling sax.

ANIMAL NIGHTLIFE ‘Always Your Humble Slave (Big Bang)’ (10 Records TENX 213)
The Andy Polaris-led pioneers of smoky urban Eighties cool return rather surprisingly with some jerkily leaping 0-125½-0bpm frantic untidy UK house sampling bursts of Dinosaur’s L’s ‘Bango’, Dirk Bogarde movie dialogue and even Hank Williams steel guitar —however, this is flipped by the more typical and subtle half-tempoed then flying 62½-125bpm jazzy Gold Diggers Of ’88 vocal version produced by Lenny White (similar 125¼bpm seven inch version and drifting (0-)119½bpm ‘Badlands’ too).

SUAVÉ ‘My Girl (Club Mix)’ (Capitol 12CL 491)
The Temptations’ 1964 classic sung in much the same way by this new fellah (pronounced “Swarvay”), but given a modern wriggly, jerkily jolting 102⅔-102½bpm bouncy abrupt beat that’s in both Club Nouveau and Phil Harding/Climie Fisher style (edit/acappella flip).

TERRY BALDWIN (Housemaster) featuring BUD LATOUR ‘Do You Wanna Dance?’ (US Future Sound Records FSR 1005)
Fast selling aggressive title stuttering 126-0bpm acid house with snarling “washing machine” synth before the rhythm lifts into plonking piano, coupled by the possibly even fiercer 0-125½-0bpm ‘Nothing Over’, Martin Luther King-stuttered thudding 125½-0bpm ‘I Have A Dream‘, and ‘Dragnet’-introed 0-125½-0bpm ‘Delta House‘, all similarly sulphuric.

CITY HEAT ‘Rock Me (In the Cradle Of Jazz)’ (Crash Recordings CR-1203, via 01-675 3858)
Rightly championed by Robbie Vincent on Radio 1 but available only as a promo on a label that seems to be staying deliberately in this country anyway (see the later Funky Ginger review), this excellent lethargically jogging bumpy 83bpm slow swayer is sultrily sung in Sade style by Joanna Law (in three mixes), brother Simon presumably being either the self same Funky Ginger or Dr Ross of the Emergency Services production team.

PEBBLES ‘Mercedes Boy (Extended Version)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1248)
Chunky bassline jittered Madonna-pitched 114⅔-0bpm bright lurching canterer, yet another song that says “I’ve been watchin’ you”, flipped by the jerkily rumbling Janet-like 0-109¾bpm ‘Love/Hate‘.

SAMANTHA FOX ‘Naughty Girls (Need Love Too)’ (Jive Foxy T9)
Promoed already in Jon Williams’ vocal-less scratch remix, the actual Full Force created and accompanied jerkily bolting wriggly 0-112½bpm US pop funk smash is just as relevant to black music as Pebbles (and pressed in pink vinyl!)

TYKA NELSON ‘Marc Anthony’s Tune’ (US Cooltempo VAS 1079)
Prince’s sister debuts with a spurting 85⅓bpm radio ballad, almost in Diana Ross style, the funkier snappily lurching 108¾bpm Pebbles-type ‘Be Good To Me‘ flip having more outright disco appeal.

NORMAN CONNORS ‘Lovin’ You’ (Capitol 12CL 485)
Gabrielle Goodman sounds just like Minnie Riperton singing this therefore fairly pointless though naturally pleasant 0-27⅔/55⅓bpm revival, fine for radio, and she also squeakily squalls the flip’s dull lurching (0-)118bpm ‘Obsession‘ (from the CD), while huskily masculine Spencer Harrison “woo woo woo”s his groaning way through the 0-88¼-88½bpm ‘I Am Your Melody‘. Wake me when it’s over.

ALEXANDER O’NEAL ‘The Lovers (Extended Version)’ (US Tabu 4Z9 07812)
Louil Silas Jr-remixed sinuously rolling 0-105⅙-0bpm chugger (in four mixes), never one of his last album’s highlights and still seeming rather routine, although naturally competent.

COLD CRUSH BROTHERS ‘Feel The Horns’ (US B Boy Records BB-601)
Short staccato urgent 0-98bpm rap to a jittery sax riff in James Brown-ish style, flipped for contrast by the lazy groove-cutting 0-93bpm ‘We Can Do This‘, by troopers Kay Gee The All and DJ Tony Crush.

LAVINE HUDSON ‘Intervention (Extended Mix)’ (Virgin VST 1067)
Another London gospel girl debuts with an Aretha-ish monotonous thudding jiggly 111⅙bpm soaring swayer, the initial pressing having hit the chart while still on pre-release although apparently the proper commercial version will be a (to my mind) much needed remix, hopefully with more light and shade as undoubtedly the girl can sing.

MR. X & MR. Z ‘Respect’ (US G FINE Sounds GF 12002)
Lyvio G and P Fine-produced rapper Mr X and DJ Mr Z go for theirs on a “drumkit”-ticked dry 103½bpm rap inspired and partly backed by Otis Redding’s Aretha Franklin classic (not the original recording from the sound of it), coupled by the groove-cutting juddery 100⅓bpm ‘Silly Rabbit‘ and Sam & Dave-scratching vigorous 113⅓bpm ‘Let’s Do This‘ (various dubs too).

MICHELLE AYERS ‘Another Lover — Mad As Hell Mix’ (US Jump Street JS-1015)
Blaze-produced and vocally backed hi-hat hissed loosely burbling 0-119½bpm bounder in the same nagging New York style as Russ Brown’s ‘Gotta Find A Way’ (in five mixes, the flip’s alternative main Blaze Mix being 121⅓bpm).

ANNETTE TAYLOR ‘It Must Be Right’ (Cooltempo COOLX 162)
Untidily rambling 111⅙bpm jittery striding dated New York soul wailer with hints of Whitney influence although much less polished (dub flip).

JUNGLE BROTHERS ‘Because I Got It Like That’ (Ton Son Ton SONL 6)
Naggingly driving oddly infectious Sly & The Family Stone ‘You Can Make It If You Try’-based talk-chanted 103bpm jitterer (in four mixes), with a deadly little organ riff, funk rather than rap.

SYDNEY YOUNGBLOOD ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ (Circa Records YRTPR 12)
Club Nouveau-ish gently jiggling 90-0bpm Bill Withers revival by a Germany recorded American GI, pleasant but perhaps lacking bite despite technoflash edits by Zeo (currently on pre-release).

THE FUNKY GINGER ‘Slaughterhouse (Psychiatric Mix)’ (US Easy Street EZS-7538)
Picked up from London’s purposefully opaque Crash Recordings label to gain greater attention as an import, this Simon Law-created burbling and occasionally surging bassline driven strange loosely meandering 0-116¼-116⅓-116bpm groove has disjointed spurts of chatter and wordless female wailing, ending in ‘Stone Fox Chase’-ish harmonica (“this is a test”-scratching alternative more volume pumping and maybe easier Emergency Mix flip), neither house nor acid although odd enough for that market.

RAH BAND ‘Nice Easy Money (Intruders In The House)’ (E&F Records EFT 4, via Supreme Records)
Richard Hewson joins the volume pumping rat race with a M|A|R|R|S bassline adapting 0-108bpm beat switcher overlaid by sampled “there’s something funny going on around here” dialogue and bursts of jazzy vibes (in three mixes), sadly limp and derivative.

BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS ‘My Philosophy (Extended)’ (Jive JIVE T 170)
KRS-One’s nervily jittering (0-)94-0bpm wordy rap scratches a sax riff from ‘Sister Sanctified’ (in four mixes), but has rapidly been overshadowed by ‘Stop The Violence‘ from the import LP.

JACKMASTER BLACK ‘DJ Mega Track’ (DJ International Records/Westside Records DJINT 2)
Bland girls overdubbed zingily “disco” 123¾-123¼pm medley of Chicago house tracks, flipped far more interestingly by the properly megamixed Colin Faver and ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards-created homegrown hared [sic] 0-116¼-116⅔-118½-119-120-120¾-120½bpm ‘Westside Jacks’ (this review being better late than never!)


REMIXES

SABRINA ‘Boys (PWL Remix)‘ (Ibiza Records IBIZX 1), new more sharply jittering 120bpm Pete Hammond mix of the busty young Italian beauty’s chugging European smash, due at the end of the month;

ROUGH CLUB ‘Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) (Serious Mix)‘ (CityBeat CBX 1219), beefier busily jerking (0-)121½-0bpm acid house tinged remix by Hard Times Productions of the girls squawked UK remake of Captain Rapp’s oldie, with a much chunkier lurching 123bpm Not So Serious Mix flip.


THE CLUB CHART – May 14, 1988

01 01 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
02 02 DIVINE EMOTIONS (REMIX) Narada, Reprise Records 12in
03 05 WALK AWAY (12” CLUB MIX HIP HOP STYLE/HOUSE MIX) Joyce Sims, London 12in
04 04 IT TAKES TWO Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, CityBeat 12in
05 03 A LOVE SUPREME (JAZZ IN THE HOUSE REMIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
06 07 I WANT YOU BACK (PHIL HARDING ’88 REMIX/ORIGINAL) Jackson 5, Motown 12in
07 09 CHECK THIS OUT (FIERCE VOCAL/SWEATY CUBAN MIX) LA Mix, Breakout 12in pre-release
08 06 THE PAYBACK MIX (COLDCUT MEETS THE GODFATHER) James Brown, Urban 12in
09 16 SOMETHING JUST AIN’T RIGHT (EXTENDED VERSION) Keith Sweat, Vintertainment 12in
10 08 NITE AND DAY/NUIT ET JOUR Al B Sure!, US Warner Bros 12in
11 10 PINK CADILLAC (CLUB VOCAL)/I WANNA BE THAT WOMAN Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
12 22 PAYBACK (NORMAN COOK & STREETS AHEAD’S THE FINAL MIXDOWN) James Brown, Urban 12in
13 23 MY ONE TEMPTATION (DANCE VERSION) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
14 11 WHO’S GONNA EASE THE PRESSURE (TOWNHOUSE CUTS)/(SIZZLE HOUSE CANADIAN CLUB MIX) Mac Thornhill, 10 Records 12in
15 27 BANGO (TO THE BATMOBILE)/BACK TO THE BEAT The Todd Terry Project, US Fresh 12in
16 15 BAD YOUNG BROTHER (BILLY BEAT REMIX) Derek B, Tuff Audio 12in
17 17 INTIMACY (EXTENDED VERSION) St. Paul, MCA Records 12in
18 20 DREAMING (EXTENDED DANCE MIX) Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
19 13 M.F.S.B. (IN FULL EFFECT) Well Red featuring DJ Desire & Rev Marquis Birch, Virgin 12in
20 19 YOU ARE THE ONE (ESSENTIAL CLUB MIX) Taurus Boyz featuring Kevin Henry, Cooltempo 12in
21 14 BETCHA CAN’T LOSE (WITH MY LOVE) (LONG VERSION REMIX) Magic Lady, Motown 12in
22 12 KEEP RISIN’ TO THE TOP/GUESS? WHO? Doug E & The Get Fresh Crew, US Reality 12in
23 35 RIGHT BACK TO YOU (EXTENDED/NY MIXES)/ONE KISS WILL MAKE IT BETTER (HOUSE MIX) Ten City, US Atlantic 12in
24 21 AND THE BREAK GOES ON The Break Boys, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
25 32 A LOVE SUPREME (CHASIN’ THE TRANE MIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
26 18 RUN’S HOUSE/BEATS TO THE RHYME Run-DMC, London 12in
27 25 I WANT HER (EXTENDED VERSION) Keith Sweat, Vintertainment 12in
28 31 GIRLFRIEND (EXTENDED VERSION) Pebbles, MCA Records 12in
29 30 A LOVE SUPREME/IN MY DREAMS/DO YOU?/FREE/SENDING OUT AN SOS Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway LP
30 — I’M REAL/REAL (F.F. HYPED-UP MIX) James Brown, US Scotti Bros 12in
31 37 SLOW STARTER (EXTENDED DANCE VERSION) Randy Hall, US MCA Records 12in
32 38 IT MUST BE RIGHT Annette Taylor, Cooltempo 12in
33 26 CAN’T LOVE YOU TONIGHT (EXTENDED REMIX) Gwen Guthrie, Warner Bros 12in
34 29 LET’S PICK UP THE PIECES (AND MAKE SOME MUSIC) Twin-Beat, Big One 12in
35 60 GO ON GIRL Roxanne Shanté, US Cold Chillin’ 12in/Breakout 12in promo
36 34 JUST GOT PAID Johnny Kemp, US Columbia 12in
37 39 A DAY IN THE LIFE/WARLOCK Black Riot, Champion 12in
38 28 PUSH THE BEAT (BAUHAUS) Cappella, Fast Globe 12in
39 59 GO  Blow, 10 Records 12in mailing list promo
40 47 BUST THIS HOUSE DOWN (LES ADAMS’ TURNAROUND MIX) Penthouse 4, Syncopate 12in
41 66 WOULDN’T YOU LOVE TO LOVE ME? (JELLYBEAN 12” VOCAL REMIX) Taja Sevelle, Paisley Park 12in
42 45 GET BUSY (IT’S PARTYTIME!) (BODY ACTION/CLUB/BUSY HOUSE MIXES) M-D-Emm, Republic Records 12in promo
43 68 K.A.O.S.S./FOR THE MONEY True Mathematics, Champion 12in
44 33 HOT BUTTERFLY Gregg Diamond & Bionic Boogie, Urban 12in
45 36 ALL THIS LOVE THAT I’M GIVING/UK RE-EDIT Gwen McCrae, Rhythm King 12in
46 83 INTERVENTION (EXTENDED MIX) Lavine Hudson, Virgin 12in
47 61 FLY GIRL (EXTENDED VERSION) Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, US Elektra 12in
48 54 RESCUE ME/KILLING ME SOFTLY/JUST A TASTE OF LOVIN’/OOOH THIS LOVE IS SO/IF I’M NOT YOUR LOVER/OFF ON YOUR OWN (GIRL)/NATURALLY MINE Al B Sure!, Warner Bros LP
49 56 GROOVE ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Guy, US Uptown Records 12in
50 41 BREAK 4 LOVE Raze, Champion 12in
51 57 JOY (EXTENDED REMIX) Teddy Pendergrass, US Asylum 12in
52 48 SOUNDS FROM THE PINK SAND BOX (BATMAN) Emilio Pasquez, WEA 12in promo
53 51 DBC LET THE MUSIC PLAY/SALLY Stetsasonic, US Tommy Boy 12in
54 89 POWER CUT 1, Power Cut Records 12in
55 — DO YOU WANNA DANCE?/DELTA HOUSE/NOTHING OVER/I HAVE A DREAM Terry Baldwin (Housemaster) featuring Bud Latour, US Future Sound Records 12in
56 67 I GAVE IT UP (WHEN I FELL IN LOVE)/LUTHER IN LOVE (LES ADAMS MEGAMIX) Luther Vandross, Epic 12in
57 72 ON A LOVE GROOVE (SPACE CADET GLOW MIX) Orchestra JB, Metro Music International 12in mailing list promo
58 62 ANYONE…/(REMIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
59 93 ALPHABET ST. (ALBUM VERSION) Prince, Paisley Park Records 12in
60 46 GOOD TIMES (JOLLEY HARRIS JOLLEY REMIX) Chic, Atlantic 12in
61 71 HERE WE GO AGAIN/BRAND NEW FUNK/TIME TO CHILL/PARENTS JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, US Jive LP
62 74 I SURRENDER TO YOUR LOVE/WE’RE INTO THIS GROOVE By All Means, US Island 12in
63 65 I’LL MEET YOU ALONG THE WAY Rick Clarke, WA Records 12in
64 re GOODFOOTIN’ Pedro, B.U.M. 12in
65 58 YES IT’S YOU Sweet Charles/THINK (ABOUT IT)/ROCK ME AGAIN AND AGAIN… Lyn Collins, Urban 12in
66 55 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers, US MCA Records 12in
67 77 MOVIN’ 1988 (PHIL HARDING EXTENDED MIX/THE LET’S ALL CHANT MIX) Brass Construction, Syncopate 12in promo
68 73 DA’BUTT (EXTENDED SOUNDTRACK VERSION/RADIO MIX) E.U., US EMI-Manhattan 12in
69 64 GIVE IT TO ME (RADIO MIX/INSTRUMENTAL MIX) Bam Bam, Serious Records 12in
70 52 I NEED SOMEBODY (FLY GUY MIX/MARSHALL’S CHICAGO MIX) Kechia Jenkins, CityBeat 12in
71 63 GET LUCKY (EXTENDED REMIX) Jermaine Stewart, Siren 12in
72 — WHENEVER YOU TOUCH ME/WHEN YOUR HEART SAYS YES/HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU’VE GOT/STOP IT/YOU CAN TURN ME ON/KISSES DON’T LIE/BEFORE THE DATE/FLIRT Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, EMI-Manhattan LP
73 49 JEALOUSY & LIES/ALTERNATIVE DANCE MIX Julian Jonah, Cooltempo 12in
74 100= GIVE ME YOU (12” REMIX/ALTERNATE GROOVE MIX) The Winans, US Qwest 12in
75 re SUMMER LOVE/I WILL BE HIS FOOL/MISTY-EYED Magic Lady, US Motown LP
76 — LOVE STRUCK (DANCE MIX) Jesse Johnson, Breakout 12in
77 — FEEL THE HORNS Cold Crush Brothers, US B Boy Records 12in
78 40 LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE NO MORE (ZANZ MIX) The Basement Boys, Champion 12in
79 — FLIRT (PUMP IT UP MIX) Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, EMI-Manhattan 12in
80 50 YOU GOTS TO CHILL (CLUB VERSION) EPMD, US Fresh Records 12in
81 70 STOP THE VIOLENCE Boogie Down Productions, US Jive LP
82 98 FAIRPLAY Soul II Soul featuring Rose Windrush, 10 Records 12in
83 84 FROM DA GIDDY-UP/ONCE MORE YOU HEAR THE DOPE STUFF 3-D, CityBeat 12in
84 44 HOUSE REACTION (UNION JACK/TOTAL MAYHEM MIXES) T-Cut-F, 10 Records 12in
85 — M.F.S.B. (RESOLVE MIX) Well Red featuring DJ Desire & Rev Marquis Birch, Virgin 12in
86 92 I’M DEF (JUMP BACK AND KISS MYSELF)/YOU BROUGHT IT ON YOURSELF (EXTENDED REMIXES) Whodini, US Jive 12in
87 69 DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER (MANTRONIK MIX) The Kane Gang, Kitchenware Records 12in
88 99 LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX)/I WANT YOU BACK (DAKEYNE REMIX) Taja Sevelle, Disco Mix Club LP subscription service
89 — PARADISE/NOTHING CAN COME BETWEEN US/KEEP LOOKING/SIEMPRE HAY ESPERANZA/CLEAN HEART/TURN MY BACK ON YOU/I GIVE IT UP Sade, Epic LP
90 82 BEDROCK (CLUB MIX/DUB A DUB A BOO MIX) Georgio, Motown 12in promo
91 91 15 MINUTES Ca Sa, Diamond Duel 12in white label
92 87 PIANO IN THE DARK Brenda Russell, Breakout 12in
93 — GET IT Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson, Motown 12in mailing list promo
94 75 I’LL BE THERE, I’LL BE THERE/IF YOU WANT TO FOOL AROUND Demetrius, US Vision Records 12in
95 88 PLAY THAT HOUSE (CLUB MIX) Jazz Men T, Intouch 12in mailing list promo
96 — TRIBUTE RIGHT ON (THE Q STREET MIX) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in mailing list promo
97 re THE SOUND (POWER REMIX)/THE GROOVE THAT WON’T STOP Reese & Santonio, Kool Kat 12in white label
98 — MERCEDES BOY (EXTENDED VERSION) Pebbles, MCA Records 12in promo
99= — 2 A.M./LOVE IS THE POWER/THIS IS THE LAST TIME/JOY/CAN WE BE LOVERS/GOOD TO YOU/THROUGH THE FALLING RAIN (LOVE STORY)/I’M READY Teddy Pendergrass, US Asylum LP
99= 100= SHOULD I SAY YES? (MANTRONIX CLUB MIX) Nu Shooz, Atlantic LP/US 12in
99= — (STUCK INSIDE OF DETROIT WITH THE) OUT COME THE FREAKS (AGAIN) (THE MIGHTY MOOK MIX) Was (Not Was), Fontana 12in
99= — JAM THE NIGHT/WILD THING Narada, Reprise Records LP


POP DANCE

01 01 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
02 02 WHO’S LEAVING WHO Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
03 18 BLUE MONDAY 1988 New Order, Factory 12in
04 03 PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
05 05 DIVINE EMOTIONS (REMIX) Narada, Reprise 12in
06 09 A LOVE SUPREME (JAZZ IN THE HOUSE REMIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
07 08 I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama, London 12in
08 10 THE PAYBACK MIX James Brown, Urban 12in
09 13 WALK AWAY Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in
10 04 HEART (DISCO MIX)/(DANCE MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
11 06 LOVE CHANGES (EVERYTHING) Climie Fisher, EMI 12in
12 12 I’M NOT SCARED Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
13 11 IT TAKES TWO Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, CityBeat 12in
14 16 NITE AND DAY Al B Sure!, Uptown/Warner Brothers 12in
15 — LET’S ALL CHANT (SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS MIX) Pat & Mick, PWL 12in
16 15 I WANT YOU BACK (PHIL HARDING ’88 REMIX) Jackson Five, Motown 12in
17 — LOADSAMONEY (DOIN’ UP THE HOUSE) Harry Enfield, Mercury 12in
18 17 DREAMING Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
19 07 JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean featuring Adele Bertei, Chrysalis 12in
20 — PERFECT Fairground Attraction, RCA 12in


DEEJAYS CHART

To give readers time to catch their breath between enthralling editions of our Scottish Dance chart, it will now be published on a fortnightly basis, with an individual deejays chart filling the gap, sometimes so upfront the records have yet to be recorded, other times not. This week’s deejay, chosen at random from our panel, is Theo Loyla, a mobile DJ operating in the Herne Bay area of Kent. Here’s Theo’s current top 10:

1 CROSS MY BROKEN HEART Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
2 RESPECTABLE Mel & Kim, Supreme 12in
3 I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW Tiffany, MCA 12in
4 NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP Rick Astley, RCA 12in
5 BAD Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
6 MEGAMIX Communards, London 12in
7 GIMMIE HOPE JO’ANNA Eddy Grant, Ice 12in
8 AIN’T COMPLAINING Status Quo, Vertigo 12in
9 GET OUTTA MY DREAMS, GET INTO MY CAR Billy Ocean, Jive 12in
10 HEART Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in


HI-NRG

01 01 PINK CADILLAC (CLUB VOCAL) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
02 02 WHO’S LEAVING WHO (THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN MIX) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
03 05 POPCORN M&H Band, French Family 12in
04 09 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
05 06 NO REGRETS Quartzlock, Reflection 12in
06 11 I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama, London 12in
07 04 SHOW ME San, Belgian Hi Tension 12in
08 03 TAKE AWAY THE RAIN Sidewalk, Reflection 12in
09 10 LET’S ALL CHANT (SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS MIX)/ON THE NIGHT Mick & Pat, PWL 12in
10 07 HEART (DISCO MIX)/(DANCE MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
11 08 SLAVE (FOR YOUR DESIRE) Tracy Ackerman, Passion 12in
12 31 ELECTRICA SALSA (BABA BABA) (PWL MIX) Off, Ton Son Ton 12in
13 24 FOR YOU Sisley Ferre, Dutch Hotsound 12in
14 23 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, Blue Moon 12in
15 14 AWESOME Sharon Dee Clarke, Nightmare 12in
16 40 BOYS AND GIRLS Mandy, PWL Records 12in
17 16 PROVE YOUR LOVE (EXTENDED REMIX) Taylor Dayne, Arista 12in
18 12 HONEY BEE Charlotte McKinnon, US Funhouse 12in
19 25 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
20 38 DID YOU SEE THAT GIRL/CUTIE PIE Lime, US TSR 12in
21 43 S.T.O.P Samantha Gilles, Belgian Hi Tension/Italian Time 12in
22 21 THAT JEALOUS SENSATION Marsha Raven, Nightmare 12in
23 — BECAUSE OF YOU The Cover Girls, Ton Son Ton 12in
24 22 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (REMIX) Barbara Doust, Canadian Power 12in
25 13 WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE (IAN LEVINE MIAMI MIX) Gloria Brooke, Blue Moon 12in
26 35 I’M NOT SCARED (DISCO MIX) Eighth Wonder, CBS 12in
27 32 LOVE MEMORIES Left Lane, US Bent Records 12in
28 19 BACK TO YOU (MANHATTAN REMIX) Crystal In The Pink, Reflection 12in
29 28 DAYDREAM The Buckbeats, Extra Records 12in
30 29 JUST A MIRAGE Jellybean featuring Adele Bertei, Chrysalis 12in
31 46 HYPNOTIZE Taste-T-Lips, US Mercury 12in
32 50 YOUR EYES Diebold & Co, US Nightwave 12in
33 20 GIVE ME A LITTLE INSPIRATION Brenda Holloway, Nightmare 12in
34 33 SATISFY MY DESIRE Havana, Nightmare 12in
35 — LOVE IN THE SHADOWS/MIND OVER MATTER E.G. Daily, A&M 12in
36 18 YOUR LOVE Mandingo, US Funhouse 12in
37 re THE LOCOMOTION Kylie Minogue, Australian Mushroom 12in
38 26 SUSPICIOUS MINDS Bobby O, US O Records 12in
39 17 I NEED MORE XS-5, VCN 12in white label
41 — YOU’RE THE ONE Tapps, Canadian Boulevard 12in
42 36 THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE (GARY HART MASTERMIX) English Boy On The Loveranch, New Rose 12in
43 — BLUE MONDAY 1988 New Order, Factory 12in
44 — ONE LOOK Jackson Moore, US Megatone 12in
45 15 SURPRISE ME TONIGHT Norma Lewis, Nightmare 12in
46 — STRIKE OUT Andy Grant, Bolts 12in
47 — NOTHING BUT PROMISES Kelly, Bolts 12in
48 27 BIG BROTHER Aleph, Italian Time 12in
49 34 LOVE Gypsy & Queen, Italian Time 12in
50 — GOTTA BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in

One thought on “May 14, 1988: M-D-Emm, James Brown, The Pasadenas, By All Means, Animal Nightlife”

  1. So as acid house takes over London the only DJs I can think of who haven’t got a mention but who were undeniably
    Part of 1988/89 in a big way are Fabio and Grooverider plus I suppose Coin Hudd who has been part of underground dance since the 1970s hasn’t reappeared in his acid house guise and Frankie Bones who probably hasn’t arrived from America.

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