July 2, 1988: The Funky Worm, Loose Ends, Bobby Brown, Freddie Jackson, Full Effect

BEATS & PIECES

Jazz & The Brothers Grimm ‘Disco Nights’ turns out to be the co-creation of Phil Fearon – I shoulda guessed!… Robert Clivilles & David Cole have remixed ‘Ha Cha Cha’ as Brass Construction’s follow-up reissue… Steve Walsh’s next single is his inimitable reading of McFadden & Whitehead’s ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’, complete with “you wot”’s! (Steve, chuffed at the TimeLords’ “you wot” quotes, evidently missed the Nelson Mandela birthday bash crowd chanting his catchphrase too!… Morgan Khan has signed the Gap Band plus the whole Total Experience label for the UK to Westside Records… Dave Lee of M-D-Emm has left his Rough Trade day job to work full time on his own Republic Records label… Nottingham DJ Graeme Park has promoed the upcoming new Groove single on Submission, ‘Hijack The Beat’ adapting Herbie Mann’s old ‘Hijack’ into a bubbling and leaping 0-120bpm East Midlands house groove, flipped by a thudding and bounding 126⅓bpm new acidic remix of ‘Submit (To The Beat)’ with some ‘RR Express’ quotes… 10 Records’ mailing list DJs have charted, ahead of July 11 release, the Timmy Regisford-mixed rumbling and jolting choppily worried 112bpm Burrell ‘I’ll Wait For You‘, by identical twins from New York; likewise, the label’s promoed particularly tedious double album of stark acid house, ‘Techno! The Dance Sound Of Detroit‘ (DIX 75), is hitting with its best track, the Paris (a girl) sung bounding 120¼bpm Inner-City (featuring Kevin Saunderson) ‘Big Fun‘, plus the deadpan girl whispered shuffling 120⅔bpm Mia Hesterley ‘Spark‘ and frantically jacking 126¾bpm Eddie ‘Flashin’’ Fowkes ‘Time To Express‘ (fuller review when I’ve more time)… Scotland was terrific last week, but thanks to a side-trip to the sundrenched Lake District on the way back I had no time to pick up such evidently happenin’ imports as (on LP) Womack & Womack, Najee, New Edition, and (on 12 inch) Ultra Magnetic MCs, D Train, Schoolly-D (check The Club Chart for BPMs if they hit)… Big Daddy Kane’s new single will be his album’s now sizzling ‘Set It Off’… Matt Bianco’s ‘Wap-Bam-Boogie’, plugged by radio and clubs since the off, has finally been made the official A-side… Wayne Hernandez’ remix, credited last week as The News At 12 Mix, turns out to be called the Bulletin Mix… Simon Harris has created two remixes of Jack E Makossa ‘The Opera House’ which will be released by Champion separately along with the two original old mixes, making four different records in all, at the same time on July 18!… Champion meanwhile are chuffed by the eventual crossover pop success here of Salt-n-Pepa ‘Push It’, to which they own the UK rights (despite ffrr claiming the remix), obviously made into a hit by the girls’ Nelson Mandela birthday bash appearance, which at the time looked out of place in the running order but its chart place proves was better accepted by TV viewers than the rock-biased live audience… Norman Cook is guest DJ and one of the judges at Brighton Club Savannah’s £100 mixing competition this Friday (July 1), entry forms available in advance from the club at 32 Old Steine, Brighton… Tim Westwood presents MC Lyte, the Audio Two and Wrecks-N-Effect at Brixton Fridge’s teenage 6-10pm Illin this Sunday (3)… Chris Paul, whose new single will feature his own vocal on a remake of the Players Association’s ‘Turn The Music Up’, says his Thursday gig at Kingston-upon-Thames Options needs more men as it’s full of women, and his acid house Friday at the Camden Palace is now so steaming that Steve Walsh looks in for free… Swansea Martha’s Vineyard is so heavingly full that a glass conservatory has been added to the front, due for completion on Monday… Westerham’s Road-block club is organising a £6 coach party next Friday (8) to see Ten City, Marshall Jefferson and Bang The Party at Brighton’s Club Savannah (coach details on 01-668 1527 between 6-7pm)… Airto and Flora Purim will be live at Hammersmith Le Palais on July 18 (Monday) for a Funky Street Samba Party… Danish DJ Kenneth Baker has been signed as an artiste by MCA Records here… Natalie Cole’s ‘Everlasting’ video wittily reverses the Robert Palmer ‘Addicted To Love’ formula with emotionless cool male musicians swinging their hips behind her… Gary Hickson (0254-62411 office hours) is after a pair of the old Sennheiser HD424 headphones (2K resistance) as Simon Johnson, his colleague at Radio Lancashire, has the only pair at the station and is fed up with Gary always borrowing them!… NANU NANU!


NICKY HOLLOWAY, showing off his new profile in best Frank Sinatra style, is the Balearic Beat pioneering DJ behind BEATS WORKIN’ ‘Sure Beats Workin’ (It’s A Trip Mix)’ (ffrr FFRX 8), a jauntily rolling 0-113¼-0bpm instrumental leaper which combines the distinctive harmonica from Area Code 615’s ‘Stone Fox Chase’ (the ‘Old Grey Whistle Test’ theme, inspired in this case though by a Canadian disco version by Icarus) with a new backing track and bursts of Winston Churchill speech.


HOT VINYL

THE FUNKY WORM ‘Hustle (To The Music)’ (Fon FON T15, via WEA)
Creating quite a buzz, Sheffield’s answer to the Seventies revival is this Julie Stewart-sung and DJs Parrot and Ping Pong-scratched nervily shuffling 120¾bpm jitterer quoting from the old ‘Spanish Hustle’ rhythm riff, with an even better spikier 121¼bpm Manu Dibango-ish instrumental Blow Job flip.

LOOSE ENDS ‘The Real Chuckeeboo’ (Virgin V2528)
Classily packaged and produced long-awaited new album, sticking to their typical tempo range with the US-issued jiggly jogging 99bpm ‘Watching You’, rolling soulful 0-102bpm ‘(There’s No) Gratitude‘, Nick Martinelli-produced flowingly mixed 99⅔bpm continuous title track medley of the swaying ‘Tomorrow’, chunkier ‘Mr Bachelor’ and weaving ‘You’ve Just Got To Have It All’, jauntily wriggling 105bpm ‘Hungry‘, cheerfully jolting 101⅙bpm ‘Life‘, jerkily rolling 97⅔bpm ‘Remote Control’, lightly lurching 106⅔bpm ‘Is It Ever Too Late’, slightly Marvin Gaye-ish 107⅓bpm ‘Easier Said Than Done’ and 103⅓bpm ‘What Goes Around’.

BOBBY BROWN ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ (US MCA Records MCA-42185)
New Edition’s now solo old leader sounds solid if sometimes derivative on a consistent album with the juddery jogging Cameo-ish 102⅓-102½bpm title track, Change-ish slinky roiling 0-107¾bpm ‘I’ll Be Good To You‘, lovely old Philly-style 53bpm ‘Take It Slow‘, smacking “purple”-tinged (0-)110¼bpm ‘My Prerogative‘, ‘phonecall started tortuous 82⅔bpm ‘AII Day All Night’, swaying 73⅜bpm ‘Roni’, smoochier 77½bpm ‘Rock Wit’cha’ and 83½bpm ‘I Really Love You Girl’.

FREDDIE JACKSON ‘Nice ‘N’ Slow’ (Extended Version)’ (Capitol 12CL502)
One of the most impressive performers of the Nelson Mandela birthday bash returns with a tricky long quiet ticking start then typical tender 0-52-104bpm swaying attractive jogger, nice but probably not what it’ll take to break him in the pop market (more instantly starting (0-)104bpm Radio Mix, and dead slow slushy ‘You Are My Love’ flip).

FULL EFFECT featuring Anita O’Selle ‘This Is House Music’ (Bass Records BSS 12-1, via BMG/RCA)
The first fully available release on producer Kurt’s Ingram’s now Champion associated label adds stuttery house vocals to a blandly burbling 120bpm tapping and tinkling adaptation of Rueben Wilson’s ‘Got To Get Your Own’ jazz-funk classic, flipped by the more violent Public Enemy quoting 120½bpm ‘Here We Go Again‘ and frantically acid 0-129bpm ‘It’s Raw‘.

FINAL CUT ‘The Bass Has Landed’ (US Full Effect Records FE 18560)
Exciting if clichéd UK-style (0-)119¾-0bpm jittery volume pumper with in fact “Pump Up The Volume”, Public Enemy and James Brown samples sandwiched between moon landing dialogue (edit too), flipped by two 121½ ‘The House Has Landed‘ versions of the basic instrumental backing track.

CHILL ROB G ‘Dope Rhymes’ (US Wild Pitch Records WP 1005)
Steadily jiggling very funky 103⅙bpm drum groove (a Sly & The Family Stone sample?) in fast talking gruff rap and instrumental versions, flipped by the scratching wordy 97⅙bpm ‘Wild Pitch‘ and 95⅚bpm ‘Chillin’‘.

BIZ MARKIE ‘Vapors (Vocal Mix)’ (Cold Chillin’ W7890T)
Lazily grooving and rolling 93⅔-0bpm reflective rap with a James Brown flavoured backing, flipped by the juddery scratching 87⅓bpm ‘Biz Is Goin’ Off (Dub)’ and jumbled 0-99½bpm ‘The Do Do (Bonus Beats)’ from 1986.

STETSASONIC ‘DBC Let The Music Play’ (Breakout USAT 638)
How many DJs will mis-read the title as “BBC” of this Maceo & The Macks ‘Cross The Track’-based snappily lurching 104¾bpm rap ‘n’ scratch (instrumental too)?! Technically the B-side, it’s far, far hotter than the Sir Mack Rice ‘Mustang Sally’-inspired more joltingly jiggling Original Concept-ish 102bpm ‘Sally’.

EINSTEIN ‘Friday Night And Saturday Morning’ (Music Of Life NOTE 17)
Simon Harris-produced jaunty (0-)99⅓bpm Derek B-type jiggler by a Brockley-based rapper, talking about his South London exploits (in three mixes), with the similarly narrative subtle 100⅓bpm ‘To M.C. Or Not M.C.’ too.

EDDIE STOCKLEY ‘I Will Always Love You’ (US 4th + B’way BWAY 461)
Soulfully moaned and attractive piano tinkled fluidly skipping 118-0bpm understated wriggly house bounder in Tee Scott, stuttery Fly Guy House Dub and jittery Fly Eddie Hip Hop mixes, out a while but still worth checking.

HOWARD SANDERS & TURNER ‘Feel The Music (Real Estate Mix)’ (Kool Kat KOOL T20)
Soulful wailing and finger-snapping started subtle understated 0-119⅓bpm wriggling house pulser with nagging nasally whined male vocals (in three mixes), from Chicago’s Pheerce Citi label.

GANGSTERS OF HOUSE ‘The Alien Invasion’ (SE1 Records 12HTP 2)
Hard Times Productions-created nervily throbbing (0-)121½bpm South London house chugger with interplanetary invasion dialogue and jangly keyboards (in two mixes), serviceable rather than essential.

KEITH SWEAT (DUET WITH JACCI McGHEE) ‘Make It Last Forever (Extended Version)’ (US Vintertainment 0-66755)
His album’s title track, a stark ticking started 84bpm slow tortuous roller agonisedly duetted with wailing Jacci (in four mixes), soulful but likely to be played more by radio jocks.

MILLIE JACKSON ‘Something You Can Feel (Extended Version)’ (Jive JIVET175)
Levert-created growling and roaring remorselessly overwrought pent-up tense (get the idea?) (0-)97⅔bpm soul lurcher (Dub Mix and old deliberately rolling 95bpm ‘Hot! Wild! Unrestricted! Crazy Love’ flip).

OVERLORD X ‘The Earth Is Moving’ (Mango Street 12IS 372)
Donald Byrd ‘Love Has Come Around’-based 0-107⅔bpm rolling rare groove rap, flipped by the raucously scratched and shouted lurching 104⅙bpm ‘Rough In Hackney‘.

S.W.S. ‘Boys From The Bec’ (DTI MAC 2)
Amateurishly hurried 0-111½bpm homegrown rap ‘n’ scratch from South London’s Tooting Bec, flipped by the far tougher 108⅔bpm ‘Our Rhymes Are Fly‘, which viciously attacks Tim Westwood and Derek B – a move that may or may not win them support.

NUMARX ‘Girl You Know It’s True (Super Dub Mix)’ (BlueBird BRT 50)
Wriggly tugging and tinkling 0-95⅓bpm rap ballad swayer (in three mixes), in fact the slightly less sweet, and bright, original version that’s now been covered by Milli Vanilli.

ROUGH CLUB ‘Urban Decay’ (CityBeat CBE 1223)
Densely shuffling and burbling (0-)121½bpm jumpy instrumental house jitterer (in three mixes), another Hard Times Productions creation.

CONSTRUCTION CREW ‘Break The Beat (The Massive Mix)’ (B.P.M. BP 12001)
Bass jittered 0-121½-0-113½bpm nervily leaping acidic semi-bass bomber, more of an angry groove than a memorable tune (in two mixes, plus isolated samples).


POP DANCE

FOUR TOPS ‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There (Remix)’ (Motown ZT 41944), 1966’s inspirationally storming classic in a very different modern frenetically scurrying and stuttering 0-120-121½-122⅓-122-122⅔-122¾bpm Phil Harding & Ian Curnow remix, together with their instrumental, plus Holland-Dozier-Holland’s 117-119-120-119-119½-119bpm original version and 114-113½bpm ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Love’;

ROMI AND JAZZ ‘Reach Out’ (Arishma Records ARI/S 2001), the Asian sub-continent’s answer to Mel & Kim chant a bizarre but straightforwardly bounding and rattling Punjabi pop treatment of the same Four Tops tune, in a reasonably conventional 117½bpm Extended Mix and with more Indian instrumentation in the bashing 118¼bpm Bhangra Mix, getting Hi-NRG attention especially in Scotland it seems!;

YAZZ AND THE PLASTIC POPULATION ‘The Only Way Is Up’ (Big Life BLR 4T), Coldcut-produced hi-hat hustled friskily frantic 0-124⅓-0bpm dated Hi-NRG disco treatment of Otis Clay’s old Japanese LP track, well made with nice touches but very much in the “pop” style (more acidic Speng flip, on promos anyway);

SHAKIN’ STEVENS ‘Feel The Need In Me (Dance Mix)’ (Epic SHAKY T6), Shaky returns to Hi-NRG territory for a frantically attacking 0-136½bpm Detroit Emeralds revival, exciting in coarsely unpolished perfunctory Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels style;

KYLIE MINOGUE ‘Kylie’ (PWL Records HF 3), shrilly one-dimensional but bright, as you’d expect, this Stock Aitken Waterman-created album has their 129¼bpm remake of her import ‘The Loco-Motion’ (close to Little Eva’s tempo), typical plaintively cantering 116¼bpm ‘Turn It Into Love’ and 121¾bpm ‘Love At First Sight’, cheerfully swinging 120bpm ‘I Miss You’, sweetly swaying 98bpm ‘I’ll Still Be Loving You’, tuggingly jolting 0-100⅙bpm ‘It’s No Secret’, attractively loping 116¼bpm ‘Je Ne Sais Pourquoi’, rolling 116¼bpm ‘Look My Way’, 116¼bpm ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ and 117½bpm ‘Got To Be Certain’ hits (did A Linn get stuck at 116¼bpm or something?!);

RANKING ROGER ‘So Excited (Come Into My House Mix)’ (I.R.S. IRMT 166), very cleanly produced frantically bubbling, rattling and wriggling 0-128½bpm jaunty pop “house” instrumental with some acid influence;

KIM WILDE ‘You Came’ (MCA Records KIMT 8), Kylie Minogue-like 119bpm breezy chugger bogged down a bit by cumbersome technoflash trappings before it gets going;

JACK ‘N’ CHILL ‘Beatin’ The Heat (122BPM In The Shade)’ (10 Records TEN X 234), odd Bhangra flavoured and JB-cutting rambling 122-0bpm instrumental, more pop than house and rather too episodically disjointed to make as strong a melodic statement as ‘The Jack That House Built’;

LUTHER VANDROSS with GREGORY HINES ‘There’s Nothing Better Than Love’ (Epic LUTH T7), Luther’s albums are plundered again for this slushy radio-aimed 34¼-68½bpm romantic duet, and his solo flip’s typical chunkily jogging 103½bpm ‘My Sensitivity (Gets In The Way)’ and tender dead slow 19/38bpm ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’;

TYKA NELSON ‘Mark Anthony’s Tune’ (Cooltempo COOLX 166), Prince’s chubby sister debuts with a gently spurting 85bpm radio ballad almost in Diana Ross style, flipped by the snappily lurching Pebbles-type 108⅓bpm ‘This Girl Is Gonna Fall In Love[the track was actually called ‘Be Good To Me’], not exactly disco aimed;

WAS (NOT WAS) ‘Anything Can Happen’ (Fontana WAS 512), Eagles/Doobie Bros/Steely Dan-type wordy surging and swirling 0-119⅔bpm West Coast soft rock;

TRANS UK ‘Turn This Love Around’ (Climax Records CLIMAX 123), Rick Astley influenced gruffly moaned speedily jittering 121½-0bpm flyer, with a girl-sung more starkly jiggling Club Mix flip;

RICHARD JON SMITH ‘(My Home Town) Meadowlands’ (Charly Groove CYZ 126), Paul Simon ‘Graceland’-like jingly light 127½bpm skipper with a South African township lilt (it’s not only this review that’s ironically worded, RJ of course being a black South African himself);

THE BASS INVADERS ‘Hijack (Tension Extension)’ (10 Records TEN X 231), piano jangled routine stuttery and jittery 0-121¼-0bpm commercial “jack track” leaper;

STUMP ‘Lights! Camels! Action! (Charlton Heston Meets The Irresistible Force)’ (Ensign ENYX 614), Irish group’s John Kongos ‘He’s Gonna Step On You Again’ based disjointed 0-111-111½bpm mish-mash of go-go beats, Arabic melodies, sampled snips and silly lyrics, without a strong enough unifying groove;

PULSE ‘Whole Lotta Love’ (Son Records 12BUA 88 1, via Island), Rusty Egan produced, Richie Rich remixed, Tracy Ackerman sung disjointedly episodic 0-104⅚-104½-0bpm go-go jittered hip hop-pop Led Zep adaptation, lacking drive;

MOBY DICK ‘Song From The Radio’ (Sonet 12RH-7), groaning guys sung Eurobeat-ish 0-113⅓-0bpm chugger making extensive use of The Concept’s ‘Mr DJ’ with “bass”/”I know you’re gonna dig this”-type clichéd drop-ins;

SLAMMDOWN & THE RHYTHM SQUAD ‘This Is My Beat’ (Slammer Records SLAM 1), badly and thinly recorded starkly percolating 0-118½-0bpm synth jitterer full of boring “we’ve got a hot one for you” style samples.


REMIXES

HAYWOODE ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie (The Anthem Mix)’ (Fresher OOX-1), yet another 0-123-0bpm remix, now sampling ‘Batman’, Dan Hartman, EWF, Michael Zager, Frantique, A Taste Of Honey, Hamilton Bohannon, Michael Jackson, Chic, Hi-Tension and many more on a “very rare” (hmm!) white label that this time really will be in demand, but won’t help sell her commercially released versions, which by now it must be apparent nobody wants;

SMITH & MIGHTY ‘Anyone’ (Beatmaster Records BEATM2 12, via PRT), the Jackie Jackson-sung old 95bpm Original Mix flipped by a brand new 0-95⅚-0bpm Rap Mix by Krissy Kriss, MC Kelz and scratching DJ Linx, not very Dionne Warwick-like now;

MATT BIANCO ‘Don’t Blame It On That Girl (Rare Groove Mix)’ (WEA YZ188TX), Phil Harding & Ian Curnow have “done a reverse Ben Liebrand” by halving the beats to create a Jamie Talbot-saxed 100⅓bpm jogging remix, certainly more danceable even though now of course ‘Wap-Bam-Boogie’ (here only as an edit) is at last their official A-side;

EIGHTH WONDER ‘Cross My Heart (House Mix)’ (CBS 651552 8), Pete Hammond now adds some ‘Wap-Bam-Boogie’ to this jittery thudding 117½bpm Mel & Kim-ish remix;

OFF ‘Electrica Salsa (Acid Mix)’ (Ton Son Ton SONL 1, via PRT), flip now to the 118½bpm PWL Mix is this inevitable more thinly electronic 0-119bpm Dave Randall remix;

SHIRLEY LEWIS ‘Romantic (The Hot And Bothered Remix)’ (Breakout USAF 635), ponderous tapping and jolting jittery 111bpm Jolley Harris Jolley remix;

BOOM! ‘We’re Not Causin’ Any Trouble (Remix)’ (Dance Trax DRX 112, via RCA), dull jittery bass bombed 110bpm chugger with stuttery dialogue samples creating a private eye-type mystery scenario;

TUFF ‘We’ve Got A Hot One (Speed Mix)’ (Sonoscope SONO 001), the ‘Thunderbirds’ scratching and Kinks guitar sampling 0-120½-0bpm tediously routine volume pumper now has this, literally, speeded up 0-126-0bpm B-side;

ELLIS BEGGS & HOWARD ‘Big Bubbles, No Troubles (Rubble Mix)’ RCA PT 42090), stark much less distinctive dubwise 98½-0bpm Dave ‘O’ Ogrin remix.


THE CLUB CHART – July 2, 1988

01 01 RIGHT BACK TO YOU (EXTENDED MIX)/ONE KISS WILL MAKE IT BETTER (HOUSE MIX) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
02 04 TRIBUTE RIGHT ON (THE Q STREET MIX) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
03 03 ROSES ARE RED Mac Band featuring The McCampbell Brothers, MCA Records 12in
04 05 CAR WASH/IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER Rose Royce, MCA Records 12in
05 07 GO ON GIRL/(RAPID RADIO VOCAL) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
06 12 FAIRPLAY Soul II Soul featuring Rose Windross, 10 Records 12in
07 13 IN MY DREAMS (CLUB REMIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway
08 16 FOLLOW THE LEADER Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
09 02 CHECK THIS OUT (FIERCE VOCAL/SWEATY CUBAN MIX) LA Mix, Breakout 12in
10 14 TURN IT UP Richie Rich, Club 12in
11 11 (LET’S ALL GO BACK) DISCO NIGHTS Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Ensign 12in
12 10 MY ONE TEMPTATION (DANCE VERSION) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
13 09 BACK TO THE BEAT (WITH ‘THE SOUND’) Reese & Santonio, ffrr 12in
14 06 DIVINE EMOTIONS (REMIX/DUB MIX) Narada, Reprise Records 12in
15 23 ACID OVER (TYREE/HEAVENLY/PIANO ‘MATEY’ MIXES) Tyree, ffrr 12in
16 17 CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
17 30 DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
18 08 MOVIN’ 1988 (PHIL HARDING EXTENDED MIX/THE LET’S ALL CHANT MIX) Brass Construction, Syncopate 12in
19 21 LOVE IS CONTAGIOUS (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX) Taja Sevelle, Paisley Park Records 12in
20 19 JOY (EXTENDED REMIX) Teddy Pendergrass, Elektra 12in
21 72 = WE’VE GOT THE JUICE (FRESH SQUEEZED MIX) Derek B, Tuff Audio 12in
22 38 PUMP UP LONDON/PUMP UP CHICAGO/(ACID MIX) Mr Lee, US Trax Records 12in
23 22 STATIC (PART 1 & 2)/I’M REAL/TIME TO GET BUSY/CAN’T GIT ENUF/SHE LOOKS ALL TYPES A’ GOOD James Brown, Scotti Bros LP
24 31 WAP-BAM-BOOGIE Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
25 20 BANGO (TO THE BATMOBILE)/BACK TO THE BEAT The Todd Terry Project, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
26 27 GOOD LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Meli’sa Morgan, Capitol 12in
27 81 I’M TOO SCARED (R&B MIX) Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
28 24 MUSICAL FREEDOM Paul Simpson, Cooltempo 12in
29 28 LOOSEY’S RAP (RIX MIX/LOOSEY’S HOUSE OF TRIX MIX/MARLEY MARL MIX/RAW RAP VERSION) Rick James featuring Roxanne Shanté, Warner Bros 12in
30 56 ABC The Mafia, BBH Records 12in white label
31 37 HITTRAX II (COOL J TRAX/WORK MY BODY REMIX) House Gang, Kool Kat 12in
32 41 OFF ON YOUR OWN (GIRL) (STREET MIX) Al B. Sure!, US Warner Bros/Uptown 12in
33 18 MR BACHELOR (EXTENDED REMIX VERSION) Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
34 44 SLAM!/WE ARE PHUTURE/SPANK-SPANK Phuture, US Trax Records 12in
35 46 DON’T BE CRUEL (EXTENDED VERSION) Bobby Brown, US MCA Records 12in
36 80 JUST GOT PAID Johnny Kemp, CBS 12in
37 35 WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET Glen Goldsmith, RCA 12in
38 77 DBC LET THE MUSIC PLAY Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
39 26 SET IT OFF/ON THE BUGGED TIP Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ LP
40 15 I’M REAL James Brown, US Scotti Bros 12in
41 75 CAN’T WIN FOR LOSIN’ (KEVIN HEDGE MIX) Blaze, US Quark 12in
42 50 I’M REAL/I’M REAL (F.F. HYPED UP MIX)/KEEP KEEPIN’ James Brown, Scotti Bros 12in
43 33 GIVE A LITTLE MORE BODY ACTION/GET ACIDIC M-D-Emm, Republic Records 12in
44 — LONDON BEATS 2/B-SIDE London Beats 2, London Beats 2 12in
45 32 GO ON GIRL (STREETS AHEAD’S ROCKIN’ THE PARK MIX) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
46 42 A DAY IN THE LIFE/WARLOCK Black Riot, Champion 12in
47 34 DON’T COVER UP YOUR FEELINGS (EXTENDED REMIX) Broomfield, CBS 12in
48 61 LET’S GET STARTED NOW/SOMEBODY SAVE ME/YOU DECIDED TO GO By All Means, US Island LP
49 43 THIS WILL BE/WHEN I FALL IN LOVE/EVERLASTING (12” MIX) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in promo
50 re HEAT IT UP Wee Papa Girl Rappers featuring 2 Men And A Drum Machine, Jive 12in
51 69 GOT TO GIVE/(ORIGINAL JAM) Brand New Heavies, Cooltempo 12in
52 — SLAUGHTERHOUSE (STRAITJACKET REMIX)/(UK PSYCHIATRIC RE-EDIT) The Funky Ginger, B/Ware! Records 12in mailing list promo
53 45 GROOVE ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Guy, US Uptown Records 12in
54 — SHAKE YOUR THANG (CLUB MIX)/SPINDERELLA’S NOT A FELLA (BUT A GIRL DJ) Salt-n-Pepa, US Next Plateau Records Inc 12in
55 re K.I.S.S.I.N.G. (THE HEAT OF PASSION MIX) Siedah Garrett, Qwest 12in
56 — GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
57 36 I’LL WAIT FOR YOU (TAKE YOUR TIME) (DANCE MIX) Burrell, 10 Records 12in promo
58 88 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) (THE SCREAMING CAT MIX) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
59 — THIS IS HOUSE MUSIC/IT’S RAW Full Effect featuring Anita O’Selle, Bass Records 12in
60 48 RISING TO THE TOP/MAKES YOU WANNA/WE BELONG TO EACH OTHER Pieces Of A Dream, US EMI-Manhattan LP
61 — MY PART OF TOWN (RUTGER ‘RUTTI’ KROESE REMIX)/(US MIX)/DETONATOR Tuff Crew, Dutch Rhythm Records 12in
62 59 STOP THE VIOLENCE Boogie Down Productions, Jive 12in
63 64 STRICTLY BUSINESS /I’M HOUSIN’/LET THE FUNK FLOW EPMD, US Fresh Records LP
64 — WATCHING YOU/(THERE’S NO) GRATITUDE/THE REAL CHUCKEEBOO/WHAT GOES AROUND/EASIER SAID THAN DONE Loose Ends, Virgin LP
65 55 HARD TO THE CORE London Rhyme Syndicate, Rhyme ‘N’ Reason 12in
66 96 THE BEST OF MY LOVE (FULL DANCE MIX) Dee Lewis, Mercury 12in
67 95 GOTTA KEEP DANCIN’ (POP WILL EAT THIS HOUSE MIX) The North South Connection featuring Legacy, GRC 12in mailing list promo
68 — ANYONE (RAP MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Krissy Kriss, MC Kelz & DJ Linx, Beatmaster Records 12in
69 66 RUN’S HOUSE/BEATS TO THE RHYME Run-DMC, London 12in
70 52 I SURRENDER TO YOUR LOVE/WE’RE INTO THIS GROOVE By All Means, Fourth & Broadway 12in
71 63 BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND (12” VERSION) Kurtis Blow, US Mercury 12in
72 47 THE LOVERS (EXTENDED VERSION) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
73 68 DO YOU WANNA DANCE?/DELTA HOUSE Terry Baldwin (Housemaster) featuring Bud Latour, US Future Sound Records 12in
74 49 GALAXY (STAR PATROL SAYS “MIX IT DOWN”)/COME ON DOWN TO LOVE STREET (ON A ROCKET MIX)  Love Street, Parlophone 12in
75 — HOLD ON TO WHAT YOU’VE GOT (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX) Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, Manhattan 12in promo
76 — HUSTLE (TO THE MUSIC) (BLOW JOB) The Funky Worm, FON 12in mailing list promo
77 — I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU/TAKE IT SLOW/RONI/ROCK WIT’CHA Bobby Brown, US MCA Records LP
78 — FREE NELSON MANDELA (THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING MIX) The Special AKA featuring Ndunda Khuze & Jonas Gwenge, 2-Tone 12in
79 40 DA’BUTT (RADIO MIX/EXTENDED SOUNDTRACK VERSION) E.U., Manhattan 12in
80 — PERSONALITY/NAJEE’S NASTY GROOVE/SO HARD TO LET GO/DAY BY DAY/SWEET SENSATION/TONIGHT I’M YOURS/HE’S ARMED AND DANGEROUS/GINA/THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD/STAND UP Najee, US EMI-Manhattan LP
81 91 FACE THE NATION/PERSONAL PROBLEM MD III, US Underground 12in
82 — MPB (MISSIN’ PERSONS BUREAU)/LIFE’S JUST A BALLGAME/I AM LOVE/GOOD MAN MONOLOGUE/TEARDROPS/SLAVE (JUST FOR LOVE)/CELEBRATE THE WORLD/FRIENDS (SO CALLED)/CONSCIOUS OF MY CONSCIENCE Womack & Womack, US Island LP
83 60 CHECK THIS OUT (THE SALT LAKE CITY MIX/HAMMAPELLA) LA Mix, Breakout 12in
84 — ALL IN VAIN (LONDON MIX) JM Silk, Jack Trax 12in
85 — ARE YOU LONELY? Randy Brown, Threeway Records 12in
86 93 DINOSAUR L BANGS AGAIN Dinosaur L, CityBeat 12in
87 100 SAMBA SANDINISTA/VICTORY MIX Split Cane, Big Life 12in
88 78 WHAT BECOMES OF A BROKEN HEART/I’LL ALWAYS LOVE YOU R.J.’s Latest Arrival, US EMI-Manhattan LP
89 — GENERATE LOVE (CLUB MIX) Gwen McCrae, The Dance Yard 12in mailing list promo
90 76 GET PEPPED Skinny Boys, Jive 12in
91 92 MOVIN’ 1988 (LES ADAMS’ THE BRASS CONSTRUCTION RECONSTRUCTION MEDLEY)/MOVIN’ (ORIGINAL VERSION) Brass Construction, Syncopate 12in
92 — THE EARTH IS MOVING/ROUGH IN HACKNEY Overlord X, Mango Street 12in
93 — SURE BEATS WORKIN’ (IT’S A TRIP MIX) Beats Workin’, ffrr 12in promo
94 — YO, TWIST!/THE TWIST (YELL FOR MORE!) Fat Boys, Urban 12in
95 re MARVELLOUS The Jungle Band featuring Mickey Murray, Charly Groove 12in
96 62 TEDDY’S JAM/DON’T CLAP…JUST DANCE/’ROUND AND ‘ROUND (MERRY GO ‘ROUND OF LOVE)/PIECE OF MY LOVE Guy, US Uptown/MCA Records LP
97 79 RIOT IN THE HOUSE Attitude, Jiant 12in mailing list promo
98 58 FREDERIC LIES STILL Galliano, US Acid Jazz 7in
99 — THE BASS HAS LANDED Final Cut, US Full Effect Records 12in
100= 86 DO THAT RIGHT/THERE IT IS! Disco Twins & Starchild, US Twins Records 12in
100= — OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
100= — PARADISE (EXTENDED REMIX) Sade, Epic 12in


POP DANCE

01 03 I OWE YOU NOTHING Bros, CBS 12in
02 02 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
03 01 VOYAGE VOYAGE (BRITMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
04 12 THE TWIST (YO, TWIST) Fat Boys & Chubby Checker, Urban 12in
05 19 IN THE AIR TONIGHT (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX) Phil Collins, Virgin 12in
06 04 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
07 18 CHAINS OF LOVE Erasure, Mute 12in
08 05 CHECK THIS OUT LA Mix, Breakout 12in
09 09 DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS Timelords, KLF 12in
10 10 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) Pasadenas, CBS 12in
11 06 WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Wet Wet Wet, Childline 7in
12 08 MY ONE TEMPTATION Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
13 11 LOVE WILL SAVE THE DAY Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
14 07 IS IT LOVE YOU’RE AFTER/CAR WASH Rose Royce, MCA 12in
15 — RIGHT BACK TO YOU Ten City, Atlantic 12in
16 14 DIVINE EMOTIONS (REMIX) Narada, Reprise 12in
17 16 PINK CADILLAC Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
18 — WILD WORLD Maxi Priest, Ten 12in
19 13 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
20 — ROSES ARE READ Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers, MCA 12in


SCOTTISH DANCE

01 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
02 VOYAGE VOYAGE (BRITMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
03 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
04 DOCTORIN’ THE TARDIS Timelords, KLF 12in
05 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY Barbara Doust, Saturday 12in
06 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
07 I OWE YOU NOTHING (BEN LIEBRAND REMIX) Bros, CBS 12in
08 IN THE AIR TONIGHT Phil Collins, Virgin 12in
09 TRIBUTE (RIGHT ON) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
10 SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART Aztec Camera, WEA 12in


HI-NRG

01 05 IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY (SATURDAY NIGHT REMIX) Barbara Doust, Saturday 12in
02 05 POPCORN M&H Band, French Family 12in
03 02 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE Shooting Party, Lisson 12in
04 07 MAYBE (WE SHOULD CALL IT A DAY) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
05 08 BOYS (SUMMERTIME LOVE) (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sabrina, Ibiza 12in
06 04 VOYAGE VOYAGE (BRITMIX) (PETE HAMMOND & PETE WATERMAN REMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
07 16 FOR YOU Sisley Ferre, Dutch Hotsound 12in
08 14 NAUGHTY BOY Macho Gang, Nine O Nine 12in
09 03 PINK CADILLAC (CLUB VOCAL) Natalie Cole, Manhattan 12in
10 24 OVER YOU (DJ MIX) Wendy, Chartflow-UK 12in
11 12 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, US Island 12in
12 25 NO REGRETS Quartzlock, Reflection 12in
13 06 WHO’S LEAVING WHO (THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN MIX) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
14 09 THE LOVE I LOST Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
15 — HOT STUFF Boys From Brazil, German Ariola 12in
16 19 GOT TO BE CERTAIN (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Kylie Minogue, PWL Records 12in
17 15 BOYS AND GIRLS Mandy, PWL Records 12in
18 11 GOT TO BE CERTAIN Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
19 18 THEME FROM S-EXPRESS S-Express, Rhythm King 12in
20 — IT’S NATURE’S WAY (NO PROBLEM) Dollar, London 12in
21 — CHAINS OF LOVE (TRULY IN LOVE WITH THE MARKS BROS. MIX) Erasure, Mute 12in
22 21 LOVE IS THE GUN (STREET LATIN WOLFF 3) Blue Mercedes, MCA 12in
23 13 WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE Gloria Brooke, Blue Moon 12in
24 — REACH OUT Romi & Jazz, Arishma 12in
25 27 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
26 22 TAKE AWAY THE RAIN Sidewalk, Reflection 12in
27 35 EVERLASTING LOVE (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sandra, Siren 12in
28 26 YOU’RE A TIME WASTER Croisette, Nightmare 12in
29 20 YOU’RE THE ONE Tapps, Canadian Boulevard 12in
30 — FLAMES OF LOVE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
31 10 ELECTRICA SALSA (BABA BABA) (PWL MIX) Off, Ton Son Ton 12in
32 38 HONEY BEE Charlotte McKinnon, US Funhouse 12in
33 — I DON’T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Elton John, Rocket 12in
34 32 WATCHING ME Bianca, Spanish Konga Music 12in
35 28 I NEED MORE XS-5, VCN 12in
36 17 I WANT YOU BACK Bananarama, London 12in
37 — MULTIMEGAMIX (BOYS/HOT GIRL/SEXY GIRL/KISS ME) Sabrina, Spanish Blanco Y Negro 12in
38 — CAR WASH Rose Royce, MCA 12in
39 39 (I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE) DEAD OR ALIVE Claudja Barry, Blue Moon 12in
40 31 A LITTLE LOVE (WHAT’S GOING ON) Ceejay, US Next Plateau 12in

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