October 15, 1988: The Real Roxanne, Original Concept, The Brat Pack, Big Lady K, Jamie Principle

BEATS & PIECES

Champion Records, at my suggestion, could be issuing all their previously released Todd Terry productions as both a “best of” cassette and boxed 12 inch set – the label has also beaten off the rest of the pack to pick up Sugar Bear ‘Don’t Scandalize Mine’ … Royal House will be touring here early next month … Tricky Dicky Scanes’ Balearic Top 10 sales chart last week omitted two numbers, 7 Amnesia, incidentally, qualifies in Belgium itself as “New Beat”, an example of that country’s current new music scene, another upcoming one to look for apparently being The Maxx ‘Cocaine’ … William Pitt ‘City Lights’, on closer examination of the currently reissued UK pressing, turns out to be 103⅓-103⅔bpm and its instrumental 103⅙-104⅓bpm – with, coincidentally (or not?), a huskily muttered atmosphere that now sounds remarkably similar to the obviously more recent Robbie Robertson hit, ‘Somewhere Down The Crazy River’ … Polydor’s commercial release of the Osmonds’ ‘One Bad Apple’ is, you must realise, only the original version, not the white labelled “illegal” megamix that was recently reviewed … Phil Harding & Ian Curnow have followed their old and new Four Tops remixes by doing the same for Diana Ross, their current ‘Mr Lee’ mix being rivalled soon by a remix of ‘Love Hangover’ on Motown … Shep Pettibone has remixed George Benson’s ‘Twice The Love’ album title track … I must apologise to UK record companies that so few of their releases have been reviewed, the trouble is they are putting out too darned many at the moment (I haven’t had time to review eight import singles that I actually bought, either), and my having a humdinger of a cold for over a week hasn’t helped – however, just count up all the individual BPMs that are in this issue and you’ll see that, at an average four minutes for each one, my time has been full … US albums I haven’t had time to review include Vesta Williams ‘Vesta 4 U’ (A&M), Cheryl Pepsii Riley ‘Me Myself And I’ (Columbia), Midnight Star ‘Midnight Star’ (Solar), Kenny G ‘Silhouette’ (Arista) – check The Club Chart as always for BPMs … while US albums that were reviewed in full and are now out here include Royal House ‘Can You Party?’ (Champion CHAMP 1017), Karyn White ‘Karyn White’ (Warner Bros WX235) … Motown are bringing over The Boys for exposure on kids’ TV at the beginning of November … Everton Webb is expanding his club, radio and shop promotions list at Sidestep Promotions, which although closely linked to the Kool Kat label actually operates independently, plugging other people’s product too, at Studio House, 10 Bishopgate Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 1ET (021-643 6584) … Supreme Records – and this is not an invitation to join their mailing list! – are now at 1a Waterlow Road, London N19 5JN (01-281 6292) … Islington Music Workshop – home of the I-M-W label – at 44 Peartree Street, London EC1V 3SB (01-608 0231) is about to start new low cost courses for students of 24 track recording, sampling/programming/scratching, and electronic music (call for details now) … Japanese TV filmed DJs Norman Scott and Jamie Peters and their gay audience at London’s Bang! for a prime time magazine programme, and when asked why they had chosen that over any other London club, the crew answered “Because Bang! is world famous” … Thames Television likewise filmed Streatham’s Project at Zigi’s for last Monday’s ‘Reporting London’, but inevitably were investigating the acid house/ecstasy connection, drawing from DJ Paul Oakenfold the comment, “The original scene was not based on drugs, it never was” … ITN had filmed Jon Jules’ acid Thursday at Ealing’s Broadway Boulevard, and a warehouse party, for last Tuesday’s news reports, for similar reasons (Richard Branson talked about “acid rock” – maybe he should stick to ballooning now?) … Chris Paul has started “static house” Mondays at London’s drugs-free Camden Palace – I gave you the whisper about “static house” some weeks back, stay tuned for more details … Mark Summers (Braintree Fantasy, Sudbury Hippodrome) observes that most dancers requesting “acid” cannot actually name any individual artists or titles when asked, answering “I dunno who or what it’s called, just any acid!” – this lack of identity must explain where there have been so few acid hits, and why even DJs tend to buy anything that’s safely labelled with the word “acid” in the title … Mr Lee PAs at Swansea’s Martha’s Vineyard next Monday (October 17) … Tim Westwood has left South Harrow’s Bogarts, where Chad Jackson joins Jon Jules on hip hop Sundays now … Radio Luxembourg has increased its soul output at the weekend, from midnight to 3am every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night … Full Force’s deliberate application of crackling surface noise over James Brown’s ‘Static’ seems to have started a fashion for other productions to emphasise their scratch mix origins by using purposefully crackling old records, The Real Roxanne’s ‘Her Bad Self (The Posse Mix)’ and I.S.P. ‘I’m On A Roll’ being some of the latest examples … Les Adams gets kids hanging around outside his house listening to all the acid remixes he’s doing as they seep (that’s a joke – roar, more like) through his studio window, and now the kids have started knocking on the door to ask for requests! … Simon Harris won the World Yo-Yo Championships back in 1975, and remains the champ as there hasn’t been another championship contest since! … NANU NANU!


HOT VINYL

THE REAL ROXANNE ‘Respect’ (US Select FMS 62318)
Exploding on import, this Hitman Howie Tee produced bassily rumbling 112-0bpm scratchy scolding rap-jitterer (111⅚-0bpm Instrumental) keeps dropping into Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ with Dee Dee Scott recreating the vocal. and a guy complaining “I tell you I can’t relax, you know”, the Jam Master Jay and L.A. Posse produced 0-104½bpm ‘Her Bad Self‘ flip (in three mixes) being based all the way through on the Average White Band’s ‘Pick Up The Pieces’, which may not be entirely original right now but sounds useful.

ORIGINAL CONCEPT ‘Charlie Sez’ (Def Jam 653032 6)
Often imitated in their absence, the wrecking krew return on a hot three-tracker with this raucously shouted then fast talked wordy 0-106⅙-0bpm scrubbingly scratched bumpily lurching chugger full of frenetic though contained activity, flipped by the jumpily jittering 110⅔bpm ‘Runnin Yo’ Mouth‘ and nervy break beat nagged 108⅔bpm ‘Gottanotha Funky Break 4-U -> Hit It!’, all equally good with perhaps the flipside pair being strongest.

THE BRAT PACK ‘So Many Ways (Do It Properly Part II)’ (Breakout USAT 646)
UK copies of the Robert Clivilles & David Cole created dementedly frantic continuation of their 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican jack track have just the shouting “oh you bastard, come here by my side, listen honey, listen baby, don’t be so f***in’ serious!” started (0-)122⅓-122¼bpm Worldwide DJ Anthem (ending in female groaning that sounds as if it’s from the Chakachas’ ‘Jungle Fever’), scratching 123⅓-0bpm TT’s Bitten Again Dub and percussive 122¼-122bpm Worldwide B-Boy Killer Anthem versions.

BIG LADY K ‘Don’t Get Me Started’ (B/Ware! Records UM 003)
Surprisingly mature sounding 15 years old Californian girl rapper scolding her way through a beefily jittering 92⅚bpm terrific funk beat lifted (“things and stuff and, stuff and things, and, and stuff” comments included) straight from Ike & Tina Turner’s ‘Bold Soul Sister’, their 1969 US hit on Blue Thumb (Harvest here, if my memory serves me well), in three different mixes.

JAMIE PRINCIPLE ‘I’m Gonna Make You Scream’ (US DJ World Records DJW102)
Much better than his camp house stuff, this Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley mixed strong thudding 118¾-0bpm driving jittery chugger has breathy muttering, panting and yowling, answered by a girl’s French muttering, especially in the X Rated Movie A-side version and its Dub, while the Acid Mix is more typically twittery although still thudding and the House Of Trax Piano Mix plonks much as you’d expect. The first Jamie Principle record I’ve actually liked!

LUTHER VANDROSS ‘Any Love’ (Epic 462908 1)
Typically classy album obviously designed for repeated home listening, and its biggest play-it-again bedroom hit will be the superb dead slow starting Major Harris-reviving 0-27½-55bpm ‘Love Won’t Let Me Wait’, others being the soulful girls soothed lovely 61bpm ‘The Second Time Around‘, smacking buoyant swaying 97bpm ‘I Wonder‘, breezily wriggling 117bpm ‘She Won’t Talk To Me‘, pattering attractive if inconclusive 105⅚bpm ‘Come Back‘, gently drifting 94bpm ‘For You To Love‘, ambiguously swirling 55½/111bpm ‘Are You Gonna Love Me‘, drearily tender 68-0bpm ‘I Know You Want To’ and currently 12-inched 93bpm title track.

Womack & Womack’s two standout album tracks have suddenly appeared separately on rival UK and US 12-inchers. On promo here, the attractively cantering ‘Life’s Just A Ball Game’ has been given an 115bpm Ballroom Remix (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 116) by Lee Hamblin with added percussion and flute (plus a good basic instrumental 114⅔bpm Dub Remix), about which many are raving although I myself regret that it has obscured the album version’s Wilton Felder & Bobby Womack ‘Inherit The Wind’-like flavour, while out Stateside is the unremixed album version of the soulfully jogging jiggly jolting 99⅓bpm ‘MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau)‘ (US Island 0-96604), both records being coupled by the meandering 92⅓bpm ‘Slave (Just For Love)‘.

HONG KONG SYNDIKAT ‘Too Much’ (E&F Records EFT 1, via Supreme)
Recently huge in Europe and now a big Balearic beat, this happily shuffling 0-99⅚bpm but deceptively bouncy samba-ish kicker has honking sax, plonking piano, pattering percussion, and a girl answered Matt Bianco-ish male vocal, lovely stuff that’s full of joy!

THE MAFIA ‘The Scene Of The Crime’ (BBH Records BBH 2)
The South Coast megamixers return with another doubtless dodgy white labelled 0-109⅔-109½-109¾-0bpm clever creation, which synchs stuff Ike Kurtis Blow’s ‘The Breaks’, Rufus & Chaka’s ‘Ain’t Nobody’, James Brown’s ‘Static’ and ‘I’m Real’ through Maze’s continually underpinning ‘Twilight’ ‘Joy And Pain’ finale (with an 109½bpm sort of industrial acid dub), not that hard to find and selling well.

I.S.P. (ILL SQUAD PRODUCTIONS) ‘Making A Killing (New York Club Mix)’ (Champion CHAMP 12-87)
Selling initially on Idlers import although now out here, this huskily muttered urgent wordy 109⅓bpm jiggler (Dub Mix too) is in the current busily swirling ‘Follow The Leader’ Eric B & Rakim style, coupled on alternative A-side by the more starkly tapping jittery ‘I’m On A Roll’ in 101⅓-101½bpm New York Club Mix, 101½-101⅓bpm New York Mix, and 101⅓bpm Dub Mix versions.

MARSHALL JEFFERSON Presents TRUTH ‘Open Our Eyes’ (US Big Beat BB-0003)
Produced by Marshall and co-penned with his Ten City partner. Byron Stingily, this sort of follows on from the philosophical slant of his Jungle Wonz ‘Time Marches On’ oldie, being an atmospheric flute doodled breathy mystical mutterer with a gently pulsing and pattering backing, which keeps losing the beat whenever it drops down into just unaccompanied bass, in 120⅓-119-120⅓-0bpm Celestial Mix, 120⅓-116-120⅓-113-120⅓bpm The Enlightenment, (0-)120⅓bpm Spiritual Mix, and 120⅓bpm Marshall’s Elevated Dub versions. Those took an hour to calculate, and should be close enough!

DAVID COLE ‘You Take My Breath Away (12″ Version)’ (Epic 653062 6)
Robert Clivilles’s partner for his own solo self-penned and co-produced with Bruce Forest & Frank Heller this slow starting then pleasantly dated burbling and tumbling drums thumped (0-)114-0bpm rather Blaze-ish New York soul strider (Asphyxiation Dub flip), recently warm on import.

LIZ TORRES featuring MASTER C&J ‘Can’t Get Enough’ (Jack Trax LIZ T 1)
An album compilation of import singles by both Liz and Master C&J, separately and together, all of which I think were reviewed in their original form, this rather Hi-NRG house set having the jittery ticking pent-up nervy 120¾bpm ‘Mama’s Boy’, drums throbbed 124½bpm ‘In The City‘, pantingly whispered 0-120½bpm ‘What You Make Me Feel‘ (this plus the sensuously groaning 0-120½bpm ‘When You Hold Me’ and rattlingly galloping 0-126½-0bpm ‘No More Mind Games‘ reputedly being new re-recordings), muttered chugging 120½bpm ‘Face It‘, striding 119½-0bpm title track and its 119½bpm Spanish version.

THOMAS ESTERINE ‘Do You Still Really Love Me?’ (Angel Town ANGE 3T, via The Dance Yard/Rough Trade)
Humming and crooning attractive plinky plunking 99⅔bpm gentle jogging “street soul” swayer, evidently getting London pirate radio play, flipped by the Delores ‘Deluxe’ Springer duetted more starkly jiggling though similarly pleasant 96⅓bpm ‘Hello‘, a nice double-sider for relaxed lovers.

THE BOYS ‘Dial My Heart (12″ Heart Version)’ (Motown ZT 42246)
Squeaked by the young Abdul Samed brothers, Khiry (14), Hakeem (13), Tajh (11), and Bilal (9), this LA. & BabyFace-created jittery trotting lurcher is remixed for UK release by Tony Joseph and Larry Robinson in heartbeat and telephone introed/interrupted, longer, slower 99⅔-0bpm 12″ Heart Version and dedication filled dubwise Morning Madness Thank You Mix treatments (7″ Edit too), likely to reach a similarly young audience once their cute video has been seen.

BACK TO BACK ‘Perfect Girl’ (US Vendetta Records VE-7009)
Denmark recorded but now Clivilles & Cole remixed anxious staccato guys sung stuttery and bumpily juddering jitterer in its 109-0bpm Hip Hop Club Mix or more ‘Set It Off’-ish 110-0bpm R&B Club Version (Dubs too).

D.MOËT & X-CALIBUR ‘Everything I Own’ (Big One VV BIG 11)
Fascinating bouncy bayon tempoed 93½bpm rap and calypso treatment of the David Gates-penned, Bread originated, Ken Boothe reggae smash, which as I enthused months ago when it was on import could be a likely crossover if released here, now indeed out at last with a new less magical although possibly easier stark jolting 96-95bpm Rap Mix and 93-95⅙bpm Instrumental Version too, plus thankfully the import’s useful strong rapping 103⅓-0bpm scratch mix of James Brown’s ‘Goodfoot’.

M.C. BAM BAM ‘Wind Me Up’ (US Pow Wow Records PW 436)
Train effects introed jittery leaping 111⅓bpm lightly gruff rap ‘n’ scratch (in five different mixes), selling well in London.

STEADY B ‘Let The Hustlers Play’ (Jive JIVE T188)
Thunderously rumbling and spurting ominous wordy rap jiggler with dropped in samples – including, inevitably, ‘The Hustlers’ Convention’ – and scratchy sax riffs, here in 104bpm Edit (as A-side, oddly), 103⅚bpm 12” Remix and 104bpm Instrumental (actually very vocal!) versions.

JOHNNY KEMP ‘Dancin’ With Myself (12” Version)’ (CBS 653020 6)
Disappointingly dull chunkily bumping 108¼bpm Timmy Regisford remixed rolling message song about the clean living benefits of getting off just on dancing (Alternative Dub Mix/Edit flip), surprisingly without any Teddy Riley involvement this time.

PUBLIC ENEMY ‘Night Of The Living Baseheads (Anti-High Blood Pressure Encounter Mix)’ (Def Jam 653046 8)
Now out commercially, this violently scratched and shouted 104¼-104½-0-104½-0bpm jiggly churning remix of their album’s biggest floorfiller is on four-track 12 inch with another less vocal 104⅓-0-104⅓bpm Terminator X Meets DST & Chuck Chill Out Instrumental Mix on the “black side”, plus on the “silver side” a transformer scratch started fluttery 100⅙bpm ‘Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic (No Need To Panic Radio Version)’ and an even more slippery scratching 99⅚bpm ‘To The Edge Of Panic‘.


POP DANCE

SAMANTHA FOX ‘Love House (Black Pyramid Mix)’ (Jive FOXY T10), jauntily jittering beefy (0-)120¼bpm house-ish chugger with lots of movie-type dialogue and effects mixed by Kevin Saunderson & Hamish MacDonald, plus on the 33⅓rpm flip Jerry Peal’s truly “acieed” instrumental 120½bpm Sulphuric Mix, both not bad at all;

THE COOL NOTES ‘House Of Love’ (Risin Records RAHT 102, via Spartan), featuring Bomb The Boss ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ vocalist Lauraine McIntosh, another similarly simple bright Latin hip hop-ish 120-0bpm jitterer (not house despite the title), flipped by the more typically old style squeakily wailed slinky throbbing “street soul” 103⅓bpm ‘Magic Lover‘;

N.O.W ‘Show Me’ (Easy Money Records EM 1, via London/ffrr), Manchester group (their name stands for North Of Watford) with a Latin hip hop jitterer wailed by Joyce Sims-ish Doreen Edwards, in shrill pop-aimed 110bpm London Club Mix and Dubapella, and better more dense 106bpm Manchester Club Mix and ‘Piccadilly Style’ versions;

BILLY OCEAN ‘Stand And Deliver (Extended Version)’ (Jive BOS T4), chunkily smacking 113bpm jiggly chugger with some honking sax and his usual breezy zest;

BLUE MERCEDES ‘Rich And Famous (Dakeyne Mix)’ (MCA Records TURBO 1), Paul Dakeyne remixed initially stuttery then more typically PWL style romping enthusiastic 0-121bpm galloper, feeling faster than it is;

MICA PARIS ‘Breathe Life Into Me (Extended Remix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12 BRW 115), gently lolloping slow 89bpm attractive swayer with soaring intelligent lyrics that’ll give it adult radio appeal;

ROBIN BECK ‘The First Time (Remix)’ (Mercury MERX 270), incredibly familiar seeming Bonnie Tyler-ish 24½-98-0bpm surging noisy slowie which suggests to me that “Coca Cola is it!” (presumably because it’s the Coke commercial slightly reworded?);

JAZZ & THE BROTHERS GRIMM ‘Get Flat’ (Polydor PZ21), fairly disappointing (0-)114⅔bpm pop rap chugger attempting to launch a new dance craze (that either is like the limbo or else really entails lying on the floor), with a more acidic 117bpm Controversial Mix, and the drugs pushing twittery chanting 124¾bpm ‘XT.C. Street Party‘ (which inevitably is getting the most attention);

HITHOUSE ‘Jack To The Sound Of The Underground (Party Mix)’ (Supreme Records SUPET 137), Peter Slaghuis created old fashioned 0-119¼bpm volume pumper full of clichéd samples, too late here although currently big in Belgium and Spain;

THE CHRISTIANS ‘Harvest For The World (Remix)’ (Island 12IS 395), Womack & Womack-ish vigorously snapping 0-130¼bpm husky treatment of the Isley Brothers classic, for charity;

PIA ‘Dance Out Of My Head’ (Epic EPC 653123 6), Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis created, Shep Pettibone remixed, Jellybean guitared, though none too exciting Pia Zadora sung densely jiggling 116¼bpm lurcher, due commercially in a fortnight with another Jam & Lewis mix two weeks after that;

LEVEL 42 ‘Take A Look’ (Polydor PZ 24), gradually building convoluted tricky spurting 0-47-93⅔-0bpm dull jiggler;

MERLIN ‘Born Free’ (Rhythm King LEFT 22T), disappointingly dull 0-103⅙bpm Smiley Culture-ish rap (nothing to do with lionesses or Matt Monro!).


HI-NRG

OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN ‘The Rumour (12″ Extended Mix)’ (Mercury MERX 272), Elton John co-produced/penned but Shep Pettibone remixed frantically galloping 131-0bpm vigorous pumper with typical vocal, hitting the Hi-NRG chart while still on import;

SHAKESPEAR’S SISTER ‘Break My Heart (You Really) (The Shep Pettibone House Mix)’ (London LONX 200), “fiddle” spiked scurrying wriggly (0-)128bpm canterer gruffly chanted by Siobhan Fahey, ex-Bananarama, between Shep’s pounding busy beats;

JON OTIS ‘Is This Really Love’ (PWL Records URGE T1), urgently bounding 130¼bpm bright tinkly galloper, the first Rick Astley-penned song to be recorded by another singer;

DEBBIE GIBSON ‘Staying Together (Remix)’ (Atlantic A9020T), percussively kicking 136½-0bpm shrill spurting wriggly trotter by America’s girl next door;

SOHO ‘You Won’t Hold Me Down (The Harley Davidson Mix)’ (Hedd HEDD 3 12, via Virgin), trickily started ludicrously frantic (0-)145½-0bpm girls squawked racer with rock guitar and an exciting percussive motorbike crash break.


REMIXES

ADRENALIN M.O.D. ‘O-O-O (Vocal Remix)’ (MCA Records RAGAX 2), gradually unfurling then friskily cantering punchy (0-)123bpm new vocal version with Rose Windross (of Soul II Soul fame) between the ‘Check This Out’-type Serious Intention derived “uh uh oh oh oh” chants, straight house rather than acid;

ROYALLE DELITE ‘Freak 4 U ’88’ (The Dance Yard Recording Corporation YARD T3), bass burbled wriggly strolling 0-110⅚bpm good subtle Teddy Riley remix of the girls wailed four years old “sleeper” hit flipped by the punningly titled 111⅙bpm Just Got Laid Mix and 0-111⅙-0bpm Gucci Mix;

WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS ‘Wee Rule (Drummie Zeb Mix)‘ (Jive JIVE R185), I knew there was an Aswad mix due, this less gimmicky throbbing even tempoed 0-95½-0bpm reggae treatment being by the group’s Drummie Zeb, with a Ruffneck Mix dub too;

RICK ASTLEY ‘She Wants To Dance With Me (Bordering On A Collie Mix)‘ (RCA PT 42190R), amusingly titled bouncily striding 118bpm Phil Harding remix with an emphasised walking bass pattern;

KIM WILDE ‘Never Trust A Stranger (Sanjazz Mix)‘ (MCA Records KIMX 9), quite exciting vigorously and vaguely acidically pounding 0-128bpm racing instrumental remix with scraps of radio interview and other mumbling;

NUMARX ‘Girl You Know It’s True (Mastermind Remix)’ (Bluebird BRTX 50), thudding juddery swaying 98⅓bpm Herbie Mastermind remix of the original version of the rap ballad that Milli Vanilli covered, flipped by the exciting shouting and KC ‘Uh Huh’-scratching 0-103bpm ‘S.P.E.N. (The Confusion)‘;

THE ASSOCIATES ‘Heart Of Glass (The Temperament Mix)‘ (WEA SAM 493), somehow more identifiably Blondie-ish thudding 118-0bpm Francois Kevorkian remix on 33⅓rpm promo.


THE CLUB CHART – October 15, 1988

01 01 WE CALL IT ACIEED (THE MATEY MIX) d. mob (featuring Gary Haisman), ffrr 12in
02 03 CAN YOU PARTY (CLUB MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
03 06 WEEKEND/JUST WANNA DANCE The Todd Terry Project, US Fresh Records 12in
04 04 BIG FUN/(JUAN’S MAGIC REMIX) Inner City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
05 10 THE PARTY (CLUB MIX) Kraze, MCA Records 12in
06 02 IN THE NAME OF LOVE (CLUB MIX) Swan Lake, Champion 12in
07 13 BIG FUN (LES ADAMS’ L.A. BIG BIG FUN REMIX) Inner City/TECHNO FRISBEE MEGAMIX Various Artists mixed by Graeme Park, 10 Records 12in
08 05 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD MIX) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in
09 12 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR/JOY AND PAIN/CHECK THIS OUT Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, US Profile LP
10 07 TALKIN’ ALL THAT JAZZ (EXPANSIONS/DOMINOES MIXES) Stetsasonic, Breakout 12in
11 11 RIDING ON A TRAIN (EXTENDED VERSION) The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
12 08 GITTIN’ FUNKY (UK REMIX) Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
13 09 I’LL HOUSE YOU Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
14 18 SO MANY WAYS (DO IT PROPERLY PART II) The Brat Pack, US Vendetta Records 12in
15 63 IN THE NAME OF LOVE ’88 (RAILROAD MIX/DUB) Thompson Twins, Arista 12in
16 — I WONDER/ANY LOVE/LOVE WON’T LET ME WAIT/THE SECOND TIME AROUND/SHE WON’T TALK TO ME/FOR YOU TO LOVE/COME BACK Luther Vandross, US Epic LP
17 24 GET REAL (HAPPY HOUSE MIX) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
18 23 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE Sugar Bear, US Coslit Records 12in
19 17 SHARP AS A KNIFE (ACID ATTACK) Brandon Cooke featuring Roxanne Shanté, Club 12in black label
20 14 ACID MAN (ORIGINAL/HAPPY MIXES) Jolly Roger, 10 Records 12in
21 15 RESPECT/HER BAD SELF The Real Roxanne, US Select 12in
22 16 KNOW HOW/(INSTRUMENTAL)/I LET ‘EM KNOW Young MC, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
23 20 DO THAT AGAIN (CLUB VERSION) Blue Moderne, Atlantic 12in
24 33 WHERE’S YOUR CHILD Bam Bam, Desire 12in
25 19 STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut featuring Junior Reid, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
26 86 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (PARKSIDE MIX) Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in promo
27 37 THEME FROM P.O.P. (CLUB REMIX) Perfectly Ordinary People, Urban Acid 12in
28 48 THESE THINGS HAPPEN (BEATMASTERS REMIX) Viola Wills, Rhythm King 12in
29 34 OPEN YOUR EYES Marshall Jefferson presents Truth, US Big Beat 12in
30 58 THE WAY YOU LOVE ME (REMIXES) Karyn White, US Warner Bros 12in promo
31 29 1666 – OOH BABY I’M SO HOT (PYRO-MANIAC MIX)/DON’T STOP, WE’RE SO HOT (BODY SIZZLING MIX)/BURN IT DOWN (WITH THE PHILLY SOUND) M-D-Emm, RePublic Records 12in
32 43 YEAH BUDDY/THE JOURNEY/THE CHASE Royal House, Champion LP
33 38 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (FON FORCE MIX) Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in promo
34 46 RIDE THE RHYTHM/(ACID NOT PLACID) This Ain’t Chicago, Club 12in black label promo
35 28 SHAKE YOUR THANG Salt-n-Pepa, ffrr 12in
36 49 TRACK THIS/O-O-O Adrenalin M.O.D., MCA Records 12in
37 21 LOVELY DAY (BEN LIEBRAND SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers, CBS 12in
38 30 IMAGINATION (CLIVILLES & COLE REMIX) Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
39 52 BURN IT UP (ORANGE SUNSHINE/YELLOW SUNSET MIXES) The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
40 45 RISING TO THE TOP (UK REMIX) Pieces Of A Dream, EMI-Manhattan 12in
41 — CRAZY (FOR ME) (THE DONE PROPERLY MIX) Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
42 42 KING OF THE BEATS/JOIN ME PLEASE… Mantronix, US Capitol 12in
43 51 DON’T GET ME STARTED Big Lady K, B/Ware! Records 12in
44 26 BURN IT UP/ACID BURN Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
45 22 WE CALL IT ACIEED D Mob featuring Gary Haisman, ffrr LP/12in promo
46 25 SOMEBODY SAVE ME (MIXES) By All Means, Fourth & Broadway 12in
47 35 OOCHY KOOCHY (F.U. BABY YEAH YEAH) Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
48 — CHARLIE SEZ/GOTTANOTHA FUNKY BREAK 4-U -> HIT IT!/RUNNIN YO’ MOUTH Original Concept, Def Jam 12in
49 — NIGHT OF THE LIVING BASEHEADS (ANTI-HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE ENCOUNTER MIX)/TERMINATOR X TO THE EDGE OF PANIC (REMIXES) Public Enemy, Def Jam 12in
50 66 CHANGE (MAKES YOU WANT TO HUSTLE) (12” MIX) Blow, 10 Records 12in promo
51 32 TEARDROPS (EXTENDED REMIX) Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
52 83 YOUNG LOVE (ACID REMIX) Tony Terry, Epic 12in
53 75 MIRACLES MC Duke, Music Of Life 12in
54 41 EVERY SHADE OF LOVE (KEITH COHEN REMIX) Jesse Johnson, Breakout 12in
55 59 SET IT OFF (MARLEY MARL MIX) Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in promo
56 40 ANY LOVE Massive Attack featuring Daddy Gee & Carlton, Massive Attack Records 12in
57 27 STALEMATE Mac Band featuring the McCampbell Brothers, MCA Records 12in
58 70 ACID THUNDER (MIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
59 50 CAN YOU FEEL IT? (REMIX) Fingers Inc, Desire 12in
60 — I’M GONNA MAKE YOU SCREAM (X RATED MOVIE) Jamie Principle, US DJ World Records 12in
61 — I WANT TO KNOW/THIS TIME/BEFORE YOU KNOW IT/WITH YOU/LOVE IS IN FLIGHT/I MUST BE IN LOVE/LOVING YOU/I’LL REMEMBER YOU Marlena Shaw, US Polydor LP
62 61 WEE RULE (RAGAMUFFIN MIX)/REBEL RAP Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
63 44 GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE (NYC SUBWAY MIX) Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
64 — I’LL HOUSE YOU (RICHIE RICH RECONSTRUCTION) Jungle Brothers, Gee St 12in
65 74 FRIENDS/HYPNOTIZED/I DON’T UNDERSTAND IT Scott White, RCA LP
66 79 ESCAPE The Mack featuring Tim Bryant, US Quark 12in
67 53 ARE YOU LOOKIN’ FOR SOMEBODY NU (ACID SHOOZ MIX) Nu Shooz, US Atlantic 12in
68 39 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
69 re CONTROL I’M HERE (12”) Nitzer Ebb, Mute 12in
70 87 HOUSE SENSATION (KEVIN ‘MASTER REESE’ SAUNDERSON MIX) Liaz, 10 Records 12in
71 73 ROCK THIS PARTY RIGHT (MIXES) Cool House, US Underground 12in
72 — THE TWILIGHT ZONE The Party Boy/WALK ON THE WILD SIDE/PREDATOR/HOUSEGIRL Charm/THE CANDY MAN The Candy Man/THEME FROM P.O.P. Perfectly Ordinary People/S.O.L.T. Funkacidic/AFRICA Pozitiv Noize (‘Urban Acid’) Urban Acid LP
73 81 FAKE <88> (HOUSEMIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
74 100= LET THE MUSIC (USE YOU) (CLUB MIX) The Night Writers, Jack Trax 12in
75 65 MAKING A KILLING/I’M ON A ROLL I.S.P. (Ill Squad Productions), Champion 12in
76 re YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY (12” VERSION) David Cole, Epic 12in
77 — 4 U/BEST I EVER HAD/HOW YOU FEEL/ALL ON YOU/SWEET SWEET LOVE/HERE SAY/RUNNING INTO MEMORIES/HUNGER/CONGRATULATIONS Vesta Williams, US A&M LP
78 — BREATHE LIFE INTO ME (EXTENDED REMIX) Mica Paris, Fourth & Broadway 12in
79 — IN THE NIGHT Ralphi Rosario, US Hot Mix 5 Inc 12in
80 — TIME TO GO (GOTTA GO GO HOUSE) M.Doc, US DJ World Records 12in
81 — BLACKOUT Enzo Avitabile/KAW-LIGA The Residents/JESUS ON THE PAYROLL The Thrashing Doves/DROP THE DEAL Code 61/MANDY’S THEME Mandy Smith/JOIN IN THE CHANT Nitzer Ebb/DE TESTIMONY Fini Tribe/JIBARO Electra/SURE BEATS WORKIN’ Beats Workin’/WHY WHY WHY (LIVE) The Woodentops (‘Balearic Beats Vol 1’), ffrr LP
82 84 FREE (GAIL ‘SKY’ KING MANHATTAN MIX) Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
83 80 HELLO/DO YOU STILL REALLY LOVE ME? Thomas Esterine, Angel Town 12in
84 — WE’VE SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST/ALL IN ONE NIGHT/I’LL BE ALRIGHT/AGAINST DOCTOR’S ORDERS/SUMMER SONG/TRADEWINDS/SILHOUETTE/LET GO/PASTEL/HOME Kenny G, US Arista LP
85 — STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS/(Y’AZZID MIX) Yazz, Big Life 12in promo
86 — ACID MAN (TECHNO MIX) Jolly Roger, 10 Records 12in
87 95 O-O-O-O (VOCAL REMIX) Adrenalin M.O.D. featuring Rose Windross, MCA Records 7in promo
88 — DUH…WHADAYA MEAN? (’88 HOUSE MIX/’87 MIX/’88 HOUSE OF TRIX MIX/4 TRACK MIX)/DO IT GOOD The Fellas, US DJ World Records 12in
89 re ACID RAPPIN’/ACID HEAVEN The Moody Boys featuring Rhyme & Reason, CityBeat 12in
90 98 A DAY IN THE LIFE Black Riot, Champion 12in
91 36 THE FLIGHT/I’M THE ONE/I DON’T WANNA LOSE YOUR LOVE Perri, MCA Records LP
92 — CAN U DANCE (NOISE BOYZ REMIX)/CAN U DANCE/BONUS JACK Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason & Fast Eddie Smith, Champion 12in promo
93 — WIND ME UP MC Bam Bam, US Pow Wow Records 12in
94 47 KREAM L.N.R., US House Jam Records 12in
95 60 MEGABLAST RAP (VERSION) Bomb The Bass featuring Merlin, Rhythm King 12in
96 78 THE POSSE IS LARGE MC La Kim, US Tuff City 12in
97 89 BINGO BONGO (HOUSE MIX) The Minutemen, US Smokin’ 12in/Champion promo
98 — ONE WAY OUT Reid, Syncopate 12in
99 — I’VE WAITED TOO LONG (FOR YOUR LOVE) ChéyAnne, US Capitol 12in
100 — TAKE CARE OF HOMEWORK (F.F. REMIX/SINGLE VERSION)/WORK HOME! (TAKEN YOUR PLACE MIX)/3 O’CLOCK…SCHOOL’S OUT! Full Force, US Columbia 12in


POP DANCE

01 01 TEARDROPS Womack & Womack, Fourth & Broadway 12in
02 05 BIG FUN Inner-City featuring Kevin Saunderson, 10 Records 12in
03 03 THE HARDER I TRY (EXTENDED MIX) Brother Beyond, Parlophone 12in
04 04 TURN IT INTO LOVE Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
05 08 LOVE, TRUTH & HONESTY Bananarama, London 12in
06 — WE CALL IT ACIEED (THE MATEY MIX) d. Mob (featuring Gary Haisman), ffrr 12in
07 02 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
08 13 NOTHING CAN DIVIDE US Jason Donovan, PWL 12in
09 07 LOVELY DAY (SUNSHINE MIX) Bill Withers, CBS 12in
10 10  RIDING ON A TRAIN The Pasadenas, CBS 12in
11 09 STOP THIS CRAZY THING Coldcut featuring Junior Reid, Ahead Of Our Time 12in
12 06 THE RACE Yello, Mercury 12in
13 — IN THE NAME OF LOVE (CLUB MIX) Swan Lake, Champion 12in
14 16 GITTIN’ FUNKY (UK REMIX) Kid ‘n’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
15 — DOMINO DANCING (DISCO MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
16 12 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ Mory Kante, ffrr 12in
17 17 MEGABLAST/DON’T MAKE ME WAIT Bomb The Bass, Rhythm King 12in
18 — ONE MOMENT IN TIME Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
19 11 THE LOCO-MOTION Kylie Minogue, PWL 12in
20 18 SUPERFLY GUY S’Express, Rhythm King 12in


HI-NRG

01 01 OVER AND OVER AND OVER Michelle Goulet, US Island 12in
02 07 I CAN FLY Louise Thomas, Nightmare 12in
03 02 TURN IT ON TO LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Hazell Dean, EMI 12in
04 08 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
05 15 REQUIEM London Boys, German Teldec 12in
06 09 YOUR LOVE CAME TOO LATE Eria Fachin, US Critique 12in
07 14 ALL OF ME (BOY OH BOY) Sabrina, PWL/Mega/Videogram 12in
08 06 YÉ KÉ YÉ KÉ (AFRO ACID MIX) Mory Kante, ffrr 12in
09 04 THE ONLY WAY IS UP Yazz And The Plastic Population, Big Life 12in
10 25 ONLY MUSIC SURVIVES (DJ PROMIX)/SPEND A LITTLE TIME Alba, Italian Merak Music 12in
11 10 I DON’T BELIEVE IN MIRACLES Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
12 03 LOVE EVICTION/LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO LOVE TONIGHT Quartzlock, Retro 12in
13 05 SOUL SURVIVOR (SURVIVOR MIX) C.C. Catch, Hansa/RCA 12in
14 13 THE RACE Yello, Fontana 12in promo
15 17 HIT ‘N’ RUN LOVER (REMAKE) Carol Jiani, Passion 12in
16 26 JIVE INTO THE NIGHT Green Olives, Italian “X”-Energy 12in
17 21 LET’S NOT SAY GOODBYE Jigsaw, Nightmare 12in
18 18 ROCK ME BABY Lysa Lynn, US Emergency 12in
19 20 EMOTION Jakie Quartz, Dutch CBS 12in
20 24 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, US MCA 12in
21 19 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF LOVE (EXTRA BEAT BOYS REMIX) Shooting Party, Lisson 12in
22 29 I CRY FOR YOU Shy Rose, US JDC 12in
23 27  RUNNING OUT OF LUCK The Velvelettes, Nightmare 12in
24 — JOHN (LES ADAMS EXTENDED REMIX) Desireless, CBS 12in
25 33 FLAMES OF LOVE Fancy, German Metronome 12in
26 12 DOCTOR’S ORDERS Lisa Carter, Parlophone 12in
27 28 CHICA CUBANA Tatjana, Dutch High Fashion 12in
28 16 DAYDREAM BELIEVER (EXTENDED REMIX) Local Hero, Ariola 12in
29 37 TOO MANY TIMES, TOO MANY CHANGES San, Belgian Infinity 12in
30 31 THE LOVE I LOST Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
31 — DOMINO DANCING (DISCO MIX) Pet Shop Boys, Parlophone 12in
32 11 THE HARDER I TRY (THE HARDEST MIX) Brother Beyond, EMI 12in
33 — CUBA (’88 REMIX) Gibson Brothers, Debut 12in
34 — HEAVEN CAN WAIT Sandra, German Virgin 12in
35 35 WE CAN MAKE IT Evans & Fisher, Italian EF 12in
36 — DREAM LOVER That Girl, Splash 12in
37 23 EVERY GIRL & BOY Spagna, CBS 12in
38 — ONLY ONCE IN A LIFETIME Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in
39 — SAYIN’ SORRY (DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT) Denise Lopez, Breakout 12in
40 — STAND UP FOR YOUR LOVE RIGHTS Yazz, Big Life 12in

One thought on “October 15, 1988: The Real Roxanne, Original Concept, The Brat Pack, Big Lady K, Jamie Principle”

  1. So many new genre terms were coined during 1988, and here are two more. Belgian “New Beat” arrives – and you’ll soon be hearing a lot more about it – and, staggeringly, the R&B Club Version of Back To Back’s ‘Perfect Girl’ marks the first EVER mention of “R&B” in these pages, in any context. One-off fluke, or a clear signal that the term will eventually be re-appropriated to refer to contemporary soul music? We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s worth noting that the Billboard “Hot Black Singles” chart wouldn’t be renamed “Hot R&B Singles” for another two years (October 1990).

    Elsewhere, the term “street soul” makes its third appearance (it had first been used to describe Deluxe’s ‘(I’ve Got A) Feeling’ in July). This is a term which will start to appear with greater frequency towards the end of this year.

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