January 28, 1989: Lady Tame, Longsy D, Joe Smooth, Kyna Antee, Charles B

BEATS & PIECES

Eddie Gordon it is who leaves MCA Records soon, as hinted, to run an RCA/Arista/Ariola/Motown combining dance department at BMG, while Dancin’ Danny D Poku (retaining consultancy links) leaves Cooltempo at the end of February to set up his own D. Mob smash financed Slam Productions, doing independent record promotion as well as productions and remixes … Jon Williams has already left Club, apparently because Phonogram aren’t really all that into dance music (one would never have known!) … Theo Loyla, after 11 years of disco plugging, is closing his Superjocks record promotion service at the end of March … Thames Valley DJ Association hold their annual equipment exhibition this Sunday (29), Disco-Ex 89 at Sunbury-on-Thames’s Kempton Manor from noon (£1.50 entrance), followed by the awards, cabaret and dinner Shownite 89 (£15.50 advance bookings only, on 0734-771450) … 1989’s Technics UK DJ Mixing Championships next week are at Ealing’s Broadway Boulevard (Monday 30), Romford’s Hollywood (Tuesday), and in Northern Ireland at Portrush’s Traks (Wednesday) – for last week’s winners see the photo captions over the page (remember the first two at each heat quality for the area semi-finals) … Manchester’s Hacienda had by far the best audience and atmosphere ever during the history of the mixing championships, the amusing funky Leaky Fresh who won there being one of the friends who had lifted last year’s local winner Owen D into his famous “swallow dive” … Leeds’ past area champ Hutchy passed the preliminaries at Nottingham this time but still didn’t win a place this year, despite accomplishing an accurate long distance scratch using two billiard cues, one hooked to the fader – the trouble is that these sorts of tricks have all been done and more original skills are winning through now, as exemplified by the sustained brilliance of young DJ J, who crammed in so many fantastic fast scratches that he stopped short once he’d shown what he could do! … DJ J currently heads the betting, with Leaky Fresh and DJ Trix next favourites, but even Chris Harris and DJ Sure Delight have put Mink, the previous week’s best, in the shade (he was too inconsistently brilliant) – however, DJ Pogo, DJ Bizness and defending champ Cutmaster Swift are yet to come, and are tipped to be even fresher than the “kid”, DJ J! … Liverpool’s mix fans proved a bit unruly at The State, nicking most of the special Technics camp chairs used by the judges, and stealing a shoulder bag from Jive’s Bob Masters that contained not only all his address files but also his and Mervyn Anthony of Sleeping Bag’s credit cards … Monie Love, a perpetually worried looking perfectionist, is always interrupting her live rap to demand the mic be turned up louder, but when DJ Pogo backed her in Nottingham she actually wanted it turned down – she herself manned the decks behind the Cookie Crew’s guest PA in Manchester, and is talking about entering the championships as a DJ next year … Tyree will be PA-ing at the Leigh Reubans area semi-final and Empire final … CCDP put on a terrifically energetic PA, limbs failing everywhere … “wooo”/”yeah” has become the catchphrase of this year’s championships, most mixer using this Lyn Collins ‘Think (About It)’ break beat in its embodiment by Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock as ‘It Takes Two’, which CityBeat are about to reissue (the duo have actually just split, incidentally) – Germany’s BCM Records meanwhile have just issued a stunning picture disc 12 inch coupling ‘It Takes Two’ with ‘Get On The Dance Floor (The “Sky” King Remix)’ (BCM 18178) … DJ Mark The 45 King turns out to be only 18 … ‘Fine Time’ is indeed the new A-side by Yazz (commercially as Big Life BLR6T), with ‘Dream’ as flip – we wish her luck … Coldcut’s next featured female guest vocalist will be Lisa Stansfield from Blue Zone, on their upcoming ‘People Hold On’ … 1940 (before my time despite what some might think!) was apparently the last winter as warm as this, which rather deflates the “greenhouse effect” theories, and, while this week last year I was surprised to find flowers blooming by the Bristol Channel, this year they’ve been evident everywhere up north already on our DJ judging travels, with pansies in Glasgow even a fortnight ago – but nothing beats a bush in actual budding leaf on January 4th in Newport Pagnell! … GIVE IT SOME OF THAT!



HOT VINYL

LADY TAME ‘Loud Ladies’ (061 Records STAG 1061)
Sarah-Jane from Tameside in Blanchester was just a radio listener last summer when she sent some self-penned rap lyrics to Key 103 fm’s Sunday night Bus Diss! and Souled Out presenting Stu Allan, and indeed the witty Roxanne Shanté-ish words are best in this percussively pattered funkily rolling and lurching 113½bpm fast talking rap by her that Stu then produced to launch his, and fellow Key 103 mid-morning man Tim Grundy’s, 061 label (named after Manchester’s telephone area code, in case you hadn’t realised).

LONGSY D’s HOUSE SOUND ‘This Is Ska (Skacid Mix)’ (Big One PRE 13)
Smash-bound crazy fun packed 125¼-0bpm fusion of skanking Sixties blue beat “wiv a Iikkle bit of” twittering Eighties acieed (to create “skacid!”), the rhythm and prodding vocal interjections being however what many now will think of as 2-Tone (busier 125-0bpm Dub), flipped by the totally acidic and overly frantic 133¼-0bpm ‘Things Just Don’t Make Sense‘ — Longsy D being revealed as the man behind the Housedoctors’ ‘Gotta Get Down’, incidentally, so he has a pedigree that goes beyond his previous reggae-rap fusions too.

JOE SMOOTH INC. featuring Anthony Thomas ‘Promised Land (Club Mix)’ (DJ International Records DJINT 6, via Westside Records)
Hailed now as a classic anthem of last year’s summer of love (so how come only three DJs ever chart-returned it during its earlier “peak” in July’?), Joe Smooth’s finally UK released schlurping hi-hat hustled speedy here 124½bpm sombre inspirational deep house canterer, sort of gospel made to feel mighty real in Seventies disco style (125¾bpm Underground and 125½bpm Freestyle Mixes too), suddenly finds itself with a thunder stealing rival from a totally unexpected quarter, THE STYLE COUNCIL! Their Magic Juan mixed much more fully textured and forcefully galloping 125¾-0bpm cover version is already winning the sales race while still on promo, ahead of full commercial release in a fortnight (Polydor TSCX 17). What a turn up!

KYNA ANTEE aka THE MISTRESS ‘Let it Go’ (US Techno Kut TK-1205)
Hottest new import rap of the last few weeks, the Mike “WeBeBoomindashit” Edwards produced funky JB bass thrummed 110bpm jiggler is by a plaintively scolding girl in Roxanne Shanté-ish style — guess which “woo”/”yeah” break beat is in there at the end too! — flipped by the more ‘Push It’ interestingly narrative 130¼-0bpm ‘Mistress Of The Boom‘ (plus respective instrumentals).

CHARLES B ‘Lack Of Love’ (Desire WANTX 13)
Charles Bryon nasally intones the thus almost Arabic flavoured and moaning lyric to Adonis’s bass synth snorted bubbly (0-)122½-0bpm rambling and twittering acidic deep house backing, which whips up twitchy excitement (with a drums kicked more smoothly locomoting (0-)121¾-0bpm Ivory Mix flip).

VARIOUS ‘Sound Of The Underground Volume Two (Acid II)‘ (US Underground UN 2010)
Best value of the new additions to ‘The Original House Sound Of Chicago’ series, with the most amount of new material, this album’s hottest tracks are in fact “hip house” rather than “acid”, the 123½bpm rapping twittery TYREE ‘Hard Core Hip House’ and “wooo”/”yeah” contradicting 122¾-0bpm exciting instrumental ‘Oh Yea Hey No‘ (plus his previously released 125¾-0bpm ‘Acid Is My Life‘), others being the attractive piano piano played 126¾-0bpm speedily burbling FAST EDDIE ‘My Melody‘ (plus his previously released 124⅔bpm ‘Ain’t It Funky‘), pshta pshta-ed 120½bpm shuffling MARSHALL JEFFERSON presents the DANCING FLUTES ‘Give A Little For The Gold‘ (plus their previously issued 122bpm ‘Do The Do‘), simple bubbly 123bpm machine washed CHIP E ‘Time To Jack (The Acid)‘, repetitive 126¾-126½-0bpm drain gurgled ROBOT DJs ‘Energy‘, and grammatically odd (0-)123½-0bpm stuttery twittering SLICK MASTER RICK ‘Brothers & Sisters House On 13th Street‘ (presumably “house” in this context being a verb?). The other latest compilations in this D.J. International Records originated series are primarily of previously released singles, fine if you don’t have them already but don’t expect me to BPM them again!

GARY L. ‘Anything Is Possible’ (Garage Trax GTX 5, via PRT)
Smack Music Prods-produced Colonel Abrams-ish gruffly moaned and worried strong sinuously lurching and spurting garage bumper, hot already on import, here in retitled 0-119-0bpm Club, 119¼bpm Flutin’, (0-)119bpm Club Sensation, and 119bpm Club Cheetha Mixes (which may fluctuate infinitesimally).

FREESTYLE EXPRESS ‘I Wanna Rock’ (US Sunset Music Ltd SML-2350)
Charted for several weeks but only now (hopefully!) fitting in from the backlog of reviews that’s built up since Christmas, this title stuttering percussively jiggling and spurting instrumental burbler has rumbling ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’-ish bass giving way to yet another rearrangement of the ‘A Day In The Life’ synth chords, in 122¼-122-0bpm St Pete’s House Mix, 122-122⅓-0bpm Hasan & Charlie Babie Club Mix, 122-122¼bpm John Jay’s Freestyle Mix, and 122¼-122-0bpm Bobby E Davis Piano Mix versions, plus the unrelated “bonus trax” of Tony Real’s more fluidly bounding (and possibly even better) 122⅓-122¼bpm ‘Tony’s Techno House‘.

JUNGLE BROTHERS ‘Straight Out The Jungle’ (US Idlers WAR-035)
Slinkily weaving classic rap dropping into Grandmaster Flash’s similarly tempoed old ‘The Message’ amongst many other funkily rumbling quotes in the new 0-99⅔-100-0bpm Jungle Remix ((99⅔bpm LP Version and 99⅝bpm Dub Out The Jungle too), flipped by the jungle noises accompanied but totally separate, basically instrumental lighthearted thumping, pattering and scratching jerky jiggling (0-)118-118½-0bpm ‘Sounds Of Safari (Remix)‘, plus the deceptively casual but political 0-100bpm ‘In Time‘ and — as it’s called ‘The Promo’ — presumably its first 100-0-100bpm original version.

CAMEO ‘Skin I’m In’ (Club JABX 77)
Although remixed on import, for some reason their sleazily lurching return to the exaggeratedly enunciated smacking wriggly old ‘She’s Strange’ style of five years ago is here only in its 0-101⅓-0bpm album version. Coupled with the ‘Candy’-copying short 0-107bpm ‘Honey’ and flipped by Les Adams’ old 0-110-111½-115⅔bpm ‘The Cameo Megamix Two’, not exactly great value.

THE GAP BAND ‘I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (Extended Version)’ (US Arista AD1-9777)
Another review roadblocked since the new year, this Norman Whitfield co-penned (although group members produced and Frankie Knuckles remixed) sombre jittery 101⅙bpm rambling jogger (in five mixes), title song from a film seemingly about gold fever, is getting “street soul” type attention but seems surprisingly dull despite efforts to give it a bright ‘Goin’ Back To My Roots’-ish flavour.

S.L.II ‘Do That Dance’ (B/Ware! Records UM 006)
East London’s DJ Lime and DJ Slipmatt mix up an acidically twittering and spurting 0-120¾-0bpm stuttery emphatic simple jitterer like a less vocal ‘Check This Out’ (120¾bpm Bonus Beats too), flipped by the drier keyboards and bass nagged pshta-ed tapping (0-)120-0bpm ‘It Ain’t Nothing‘, only on white label advance pressings at present.

LINDEN C ‘Avenge’ (Living Beat Records SMASH2)
Derek B’s chum collaborates with Simon ‘Acid Fingers’ Harris to create an “acid disco” treatment of the theme from TV’s ‘New Avengers’, twittering, giggling and bounding through the differently textured (0-)120¾bpm Purdy’s Deep House Mix, 120¾-0bpm Steed’s Garage Dub Beats, 120¾bpm Avenge The Acid Mix, and 120⅔bpm The Anti Acid Mix. Wot, no Gambit Mix?

PRINCE LOVER DALU ‘Let Me Make Love To You’ (Breakout USAT 641)
With bursts of Barry White-like swirling strings and some squalling sax, this New Yorker’s bragging jiggly 99bpm “lurve rap” may seem tougher in today’s idiom but is no more direct in its undisguised intent than were Barry’s own mumbling advances of the Seventies (in three mixes, not due fully until February 13).

KARIYA ‘Let Me Love You For Tonight’ (Sleeping Bag Records SBUK 4T, via The Cartel)
18-year-old Deborah Cephas’s grittily wailing Joyce Sims-ish mesmeric swaying garage groove is in bass juddered quietly jittering latin hip hop-ish 111¼bpm Hip-Hop Club and 0-111⅔bpm Hip-Hop Radio, “tubular bells” introed more chunkily lurching 0-111⅓-0bpm House Club and 111½bpm House Radio Versions (somehow here all inconsistently slower than the import’s BPMs).

TURNTABLE ORCH. ‘Caught You Looking (12 Extended Ver.)’ (US Music Village Records MV-0040) Disjointedly started juddery tinkling and jittering 110bpm mournfully nagged nervy shuffler, perhaps disappointingly more “Latin hip hop” than “garage” this time (dub/radio versions too).

TONE LOC ‘Loc’ed After Dark’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW I21)
‘Rock Creek Park’-based huskily chatting sinuous (0-)97⅙-0bpm jogger, aimed at clubs here rather than the flip’s US pop smash ‘Push It’ tempoed (0-)125½bpm Troggs adapting ‘Wild Thing‘, which sadly epitomises the rock oriented compromise that rap has to make in order to cross over on US radio (both in two versions).

BIPO ‘Why’ (US Jump Street JS-1020)
Gruffly muttered and moaned tinkling though rather murkily rambling 117¾bpm garage jitterer, in four mixes, selling briefly before Christmas (when it charted).


POP DANCE

FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS ‘She Drives Me Crazy‘ (London LONX 199), haunting sparse jittery tapped then chunky rock guitar chorded whinneying falsetto 108½bpm lurcher co-produced in Princely style by David Z with bursts of brittle freaky beats, now however overshadowed in clubs by a totally different funkily burbling 108⅚bpm remixed Monie Love Rap (London LONXE 199), with indeed that young lady rapping in the breaks;

SAMANTHA FOX ‘I Only Wanna Be With You (Extended Mix)’ (Jive FOXY T 11), Stock Aitken Waterman produced, Harding & Curnow remixed, twittering infectious 125-0bpm revival of Dusty Springfield’s debut solo hit, initial pressings being flipped wrongly by the old 122bpm ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now’ in place of the correct 124⅔bpm ‘I Only Wanna Burn With You (Mix 1)‘ acid instrumental, which has also been separately promoed with an even more acidic ‘I Only Wanna House With You‘ treatment as flip, this latter getting most DJ attention;

KOOL AND THE GANG ‘Celebration (S.A.W. Remix)’ (Club JABXX78), technically the commercial version but more like a follow-up to the earlier promoed Moet Mix (which I now see is being marketed as the “remix” of this!), Stock Aitken Waterman’s full tilt bounding 121½-122-121½-121- 121½-122bpm mix is also mildly twittering but less truly acidic and more starkly vocal;

NITZER EBB ‘Hearts And Minds’ (Mute 12MUTE78), tapping, fluttering and farting wriggly sparse 120bpm Balearic skipper with some gruffly urgent vocal, flipped by the similar but jerkily lurching 115bpm ‘For Fun‘;

DEPECHE MODE ‘Everything Counts (Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix)’ (Mute 12BONG16), fire bell punctuated quite acidic and freaky sparsely abrupt densely pulsing 117¼bpm instrumental jitterer, flipped by a totally different more routine densely throbbed chugging 0-113¾bpm Alan Moulder Remix;

WILL TO POWER ‘Freebaby (Baby I Love Your Way/Free Bird)’ (Epic 653094 6), Carpenters-like breathy girl and adenoidal guys crooned 75¼bpm medley of old mid-Seventies Peter Frampton_and Lynyrd Skynyrd  songs;

CHERYL PEPSII RILEY ‘Thanks For My Child’ (CBS 653153 6), Full Force produced dead slow 0-31½-0bpm grittily sentimental lurcher ironically (or not?) thanking a long gone lover for leaving her in the lurch with a now four years old “love child”, whom she does indeed love (on the more soulful ‘Child (The Confrontation Mix)‘ flip, she bumps into and berates the guy conversationally!), obviously aimed of female demographics — and getting to them, on radio;

A-HA ‘You Are The One (Justin Strauss 12” Remix)’ (Warner Bros W7636T), frantic 162bpm wriggly galloper.


HI-NRG

BLONDIE ‘Call Me (Ben Liebrand Remix)’ (Chrysalis CHS 12 3342), pushbutton phone tones punctuated cleanly galloping percussive 0-142¾-142½-142¼-0bpm modem synth washed total revamp of Debbie Harry’s 1980 ‘American Gigolo’ smash, flipped by producer Giorgio Moroder’s original rockier 142½bpm mix (plus the chunky piano plonked lurching 0- 111⅓-112⅔bpm ‘Backfired’);

SPAGNA ‘I Wanna Be Your Wife (The Les Adams Remix)’ (CBS SPAGQ 2), plaintively squawked chugging 118¼bpm Eurobeat canterer completely rebuilt by Les in a more appealing treatment, still with its yowling (though toned down) guitar;

BIG BANG ‘Voulez-Vous?’ (SWAN 1), extremely limited white label private pressing by lain Rudi Williams and Laurence Malice, with Abba soundalike female support, of indeed that group’s obviously still catchy oldie in a Democratic 3 mixed Near Eastern flavoured smoothly trotting 126bpm revival about which we will probably be hearing more;

VIKKI BENSON ‘Easy Love (Balearic Acid Remix)’ (Saturday SDY 8), Ian Levine co-produced squeakily lisped striding disco oldie, not specifically Hi-NRG (nor either Balearic or Acid!) but that’s its market by association, in a thumping 120bpm remix originally created for US release last year;

LAURA PALLAS ‘Revenge Is Sweet’ (Nightmare MARE 74), vigorously chugging 119¼-0bpm jiggly galloper with surging classically Hi-NRG styled momentum;

WHEN IN ROME ‘The Promise (O.N. Mix)’ (10 Records TEN X 244), gloomy guys moaned strings swirled European flavoured Pet Shop Boys-ish swayer in this 116½-0bpm Michael H Brauer remix or Freddy Bastone’s much more emptily jiggling 118¾bpm Coliseum Club Mix;

MIQUEL BROWN ‘This Time It’s Real’ (Nightmare MARE 79), deliberately dated “High Energy” (0-)128¼-0bpm galloping rattler wailed by Sinitta’s mum;

JIMMY RUFFIN & BRENDA HOLLOWAY ‘On The Rebound’ (Nightmare MARE 73), lushly started but then thinly racing (0-)130¼-0bpm frantic rattler duetted smoothly by the Motown veterans.


THE CLUB CHART – January 28, 1989

01 01 RESPECT (MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
02 05 I CAN DO THIS (DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN MIXES)/FEELS SO GOOD Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
03 03 THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS (ACIEED/UNDERGROUND MIXES) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
04 04 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in
05 06 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR (THE “SKY” KING REMIXES/ORIGINAL ALBUM VERSION) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records 12in
06 07 RUNAWAY GIRL (PIMP DUB/RUNAWAY RADIO MIX) Sterling Void/IT’S ALL RIGHT (HOUSE MIX) Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge, ffrr 12in
07 02 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX/MAYDAY CLUB MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
08 13 TURN UP THE BASS/T’S REVENGE/ACID IS MY LIFE Tyree, US DJ International Records LP
09 11 MY LOVE IS MAGIC (CLUB MIX) Bäs Noir, 10 Records 12in
10 15 WAIT (LONG) Robert Howard + Kym Mazelle, RCA 12in
11 09 MY PREROGATIVE (EXTENDED REMIX) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
12 10 YO YO GET FUNKY (MIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
13 17 YO YO GET FUNKY/HIP HOUSE/JACK 2 THE SOUND/I CAN DANCE/CLAP YOUR HANDS The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records LP
14 08 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (EXTENDED VER.) Turntable Orchestra, RePublic Records 12in
15 18 THIS IS SKA (SKACID MIX)/THINGS JUST DON’T MAKE SENSE Longsy D’s House Sound, Big One 12in
16 — PROMISED LAND (LONGER VERSION) The Style Council, Polydor 12in pre-release
17 12 WALK ON…/(MELLOW MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
18 32 HEY MUSIC LOVER (G-OO-D VIBRATION MIX) S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in
19 26 MAKE IT LAST (CLUB MIX) Skipworth & Turner, Fourth & Broadway 12in
20 21 BREAK 4 LOVE (SPANISH FLY) Raze, Champion 12in
21 27 GOOD LIFE (STEVE HURLEY/MIKE ‘HITMAN’ WILSON MIXES) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
22 30 THE PROMISED LAND (MIXES) Joe Smooth Inc featuring Anthony Thomas, DJ International Records 12in
23 25 WRATH OF KANE Big Daddy Kane, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
24 35 SKIN I’M IN (ALBUM VERSION)/LES ADAMS’ CAMEO MEGAMIX TWO/HONEY Cameo, Club 12in
25 37 THE LOVER IN ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Sheena Easton, MCA Records 12in
26 56 WHERE IS THE LOVE Mica Paris & Will Downing, Fourth & Broadway 12in
27 20 OPEN OUR EYES (MIXES) Marshall Jefferson presents Truth, ffrr 12in
28 14 BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
29 54 BUFFALO STANCE (½ WAY 2 HOUSE REMIX) Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
30 42 WE CAN MAKE IT/GOOD GIRL Bonnie Byrd, US Wadworth Records 12in
31 22 THIS IS ACID (A NEW DANCE CRAZE) (LES ADAMS REMIXES) Maurice, Breakout 12in
32 34 DON’T SCANDALIZE MINE Sugar Bear, Champion 12in
33 29 NOT GONNA DO IT (MIXES) Vicky Martin, US Movin’ Records 12in
34 31 ACTIVATED/STAY A LITTLE WHILE/TAKE ME WHERE YOU WANT TO Gerald Alston, Motown LP
35 53 LACK OF LOVE/(IVORY MIX) Charles B, Desire 12in
36 43 BLACK, ROCK AND RON (EXTENDED MIX)/GETTING LARGE (INSTRUMENTAL) Black, Rock And Ron, Supreme 12in pre-release
37 39 I GOTTA GOOD THING/GETS NO DEEPER (REMIXES) Super Lover Cee & Casanova Rud, US DNA International 12in
38 61 2 HOT 2 STOP (FRENCH TICKLER MIX) L.U.S.T., US Renée Records 12in
39 40 STRAIGHT FROM THE SOUL Top Billin’, Rapsonic 12in
40 47 IN & OUT OF MY LIFE (CLUB MIX) Adeva, Garage Trax 12in
41 59 JACK OF SPADES (BDP MOVIE MIX) Boogie Down Productions, Jive 12in
42 28 YEAH BUDDY (EXTENDED MIX) Royal House, Champion 12in
43 — SELF-DESTRUCTION (MIXES) The Stop The Violence Movement, US Jive 12in
44 49 THE DEPUTY OF LOVE MACHINE (MIXES) The Love Machine featuring Rose Windross, The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in
45 33 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (FEEL IT) (MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
46 77 SEDUCTION (MIXES) Seduction, US Vendetta Records 12in/Breakout promo
47 60 YOUR LOVE TAKES ME HIGHER (MAGIC JUAN’S SEX MIX/THE POD WENT POP MIX/BURNING WITH DJ DESIRE MIX) Beloved, WEA 12in
48 79 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK (MIXES) Trybe, US Wild Pitch Records 12in
49 19 CHIKKI CHIKKI AAH AAH/FORDTRAX Baby Ford, Rhythm King 12in
50 65 2 HYPE (DANCIN’ DANNY D UK REMIX) Kid ‘N’ Play, Cooltempo 12in
51 23 SOMEDAY (CLUB MIX) Ce Ce Rogers, Atlantic 12in promo
52 52 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
53 — PARTY AND DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT (INSTRUMENTAL) New Jersey Queens & Friends, Base Line 12in
54 64 TOUCH ME (LOVE ME TONIGHT) Brian Keith, US New Image 12in
55 46 HIP HOUSE (MIXES)/I CAN DANCE The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records 12in
56 57 BUS STOP (LES ADAMS REMIX/THE NIGHT MIX) N.93, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records 12in
57 — THE MIGHTY HARD ROCKER (GRAEME PARK’S B&B REMIX (BOTTOM & BASS)) Cash Money & Marvellous, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
58 86 STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE (JUNGLE REMIX)/SOUNDS OF SAFARI (REMIX) Jungle Brothers, US Idlers 12in
59 99 DO THAT DANCE/IT AIN’T NOTHING S.L.II, B/Ware! Records 12in white label
60 — LOC’ED AFTER DARK/WILD THING Tone Loc, Fourth & Broadway 12in
61 — SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY (RAP REMIX) Fine Young Cannibals featuring Monie Love, London 12in
62 96 CAN YOU FEEL IT (DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. SPOKEN WORD MIX) Fingers Inc, Jack Trax 12in
63 55 THE MIGHTY HARD ROCKER Cash Money & Marvelous, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
64 — I’M GONNA GIT YOU SUCKA (MIXES) The Gap Band, US Arista 12in
65 44 LOVE FEVER (MIXES) CCDP, Jive 12in
66 63 I WANNA ROCK (MIXES) Freestyle Express/TONY’S TECHNO HOUSE Tony Real, US Sunshine Music Ltd 12in
67 62 WHO IS IT?/INCREASE THE PEACE 3-D, CityBeat LP
68 78 ROCK THE DISCOTHEQUES/ACID JACKSON (LET’S GO) The Dynamic Guv’nors, Blapps! Records 12in
69 71 LOVE FOLLOWS Steven Danté, Cooltempo 12in
70 36 PROMISED LAND Joe Smooth, US DJ International Records LP
71 41 LET IT GO Kyna Antee aka The Mistress, US Techno Kut 12in
72 81 SALSA HOUSE Richie Rich, US Mercury 12in
73 91 AVENGE (MIXES) Linden C, Living Beat Records 12in mailing list promo
74 re GIVE IT HERE/ON THE REAL TIP Def Jef, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
75 — GIRL I GOT MY EYES ON YOU (TIMMY REGISFORD REMIX) Today, US Motown 12in
76 — LET ME MAKE LOVE TO YOU (CLUB MIX) Prince Lover Dalu, Breakout 12in pre-release
77 97 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (MIXES)/MOVE GROOVE Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
78 58 SHAFTED OFF/AT MY HOUSE Frankie “Bones” presents Bonesbreaks Volume 2, US UnderWorld Records 12in
79 51 MY MIND’S MADE UP/EVERYBODY/JUST A GROOVE Ambassadors Of Funk, Living Beat Records 12in
80 — SECRET RENDEZVOUS (AFTER HOUR MIX/DUB-DEZ-VOUS MIX/EXTENDED MIX) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in promo
81 72 BABY DON’T FORGET MY NUMBER Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
82 — I WANT THAT GIRL (EXTENDED CLUB MIX) Cairo, CityBeat 12in
83 66 THE MUSIC MAKER Cash Money & Marvelous, US Sleeping Bag Records LP
84 re WHY? (MIXES) Bipo, US Jump Street 12in
85 48 HARD CORE HIP HOUSE/OH YEA HEY NO Tyree/GIVE A LITTLE FOR THE GOLD/DO THE DO Marshall Jefferson presents the Dancing Flutes/MY MELODY Fast Eddie (‘Sound Of The Underground – Acid II’), US Underground LP
86 — ARE YOU READY (ROUGH & READY CLUB MIX/DUB TO GO MIX/MINNEAPOLIS MIX) YO’ LUV (LP VERSION) Morris Day, US Warner Bros 12in mailing list promo
87 — TRACKIN’ DOWN THE HOUSE (AFRICAN DANCE/NEVER CHANGE/MY GROOVE) Tony V, US Sample Records 12in
88 — SUNSHINE GROOVE/I’M COMIN’…(BONUS)/STUPID BEATS 1/THE HUSTLER BREAK/CLAPS & BASS/TECHNO BEATS/BROTHER BEATS/MELLOW BLOW/NIGHT BEATS/HORN BREAK/APOLLO BONGO/UNCREDITED BREAK/UNGATED U.F.O. (‘Essential Break Beats & Loops – Old School & Rap’) Drumdrops vol 1, US Big Break Records 12in
89 — SCANDALOUS (JUMP LIKE A RABBIT MIX/EVERYBODY JUMP MIX) 2 Puerto Ricans A Blackman And A Dominican, Syncopate 12in
90 87 WHERE IS SHE NOW? Jerome ‘Secret Weapon’ Prister, US Tuff City 12in
91 — ANOTHER LOVER (MIXES) Michelle Ayers, Garage Trax 12in
92 — COMMIN STRAIGHT ROLLIN HARD/TREAT HER LIKE A LADY MC Peaches, US BumRush! 12in
93 — YOU DON’T LOVE ME (LIKE YOU USED TO) (REMIX/ORIGINAL/UNDERDUB/RUB-A-DUB-DUB) Brian Andrus, US Select 12in
94 84 BE THERE (MIXES) Melodious Myles Excel, US Legit 12in
95 75 HOW FAR I GO (MIXES) Peter Black, US DJ International 12in
96 — REAL EMOTION (THE FLAT TOP HOUSE VERSION/WORKOUT VERSION) Reid, Syncopate 12in
97 45 SOULMATE (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIXES) Wee Papa Girl Rappers, Jive 12in
98 — LOUD LADIES Lady Tame, 061 Records 12in
99 — CAUGHT YOU LOOKING (12” EXTENDED VER.) Turntable Orch., US Music Village Records 12in
100 — RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES (HOUSE GROOVE/HOUSE VOCAL/EXTENDED CLUB MIX/BONUS BEATS/POWER RADIO MIX) Patti Day, US Starway Records Inc 12in


POP DANCE

01 02 BUFFALO STANCE Neneh Cherry, Circa 12in
02 01 GOOD LIFE Inner City, 10 Records 12in
03 03 RESPECT Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
04 17 THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS Ten City, Atlantic 12in
05 04 SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY Fine Young Cannibals, London 12in
06 14 GET ON THE DANCEFLOOR Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme 12in
07 05 LOCO IN ACAPULCO Four Tops, Arista 12in
08 06 TAKE ME TO YOUR HEART Rick Astley, RCA 12in
09 09 WAITING FOR A STAR TO FALL Boy Meets Girl, RCA 12in
10 08 BORN THIS WAY (LET’S DANCE) Cookie Crew, London 12in
11 16 BABY I LOVE YOUR WAY/FREEBIRD (MEDLEY) Will To Power, Epic 12in
12 — BABY DON’T FORGET MY NUMBER Milli Vanilli, Cooltempo 12in
13 — LOVE TRAIN Holly Johnson, MCA 12in
14 07 STAKKER HUMANOID Humanoid, Westside 12in
15 10 RHYTHM IS GONNA GET YOU Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine, Epic 12in
16 13 ALL SHE WANTS IS Duran Duran, EMI 12in
17 12 ESPECIALLY FOR YOU Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan, PWL 12in
18 20 EVERLASTING LOVE Sandra, Siren 12in
19 15 STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
20 19 DOWNTOWN ’88 Petula Clark, PRT 12in


HI-NRG

01 01 DANCE WITH ME Claudia T, Dutch Made Up 12in
02 15 A B C D/BAD GIRLS Radiorama, Italian Disco Magic 12in
03 05 REQUIEM (HAMBURG MIX) London Boys, WEA 12in
04 09 AUTOMATICALLY YOURS Brenda Cochrane, Dazzle 12in
05 13 IT’S YOU Sheila Stewart, Dutch Made Up 12in
06 04 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, Mercury 12in
07 02 CALL ME Coco, German Blow Up 12in
08 18 THIS OLD HEART OF MINE Gee Morris, Nightmare 12in
09 29 NEVER SATISFIED Carol Woods, Nightmare 12in
10 16 DOWN TOWN ’88 (PETER SLAGHUIS REMIX) Petula Clark, PRT 12in
11 10 KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR (MARK SAUNDERS REMIX)/STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
12 35 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS Silk & Steele, Strike 12in
13 24 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
14 21 DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE? Croisette, Nightmare 12in
15 — GIVE ME YOUR BODY Dana Kay, German Polydor 12in
16 — MY MY MY Chris, Italian AAA 12in
17 27 YOU’VE LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELIN’/LOVIN’ SUITE Quantize, Passion 12in
18 06 LOVE EVICTION Quartzlock, Retro 12in
19 — I WANNA BE YOUR WIFE (THE LES ADAMS REMIX) Spagna, CBS 12in
20 re EVERLASTING LOVE (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Sandra, 10 Records 12in
21 14 POWER OF PERSUASION Pointer Sisters, US Columbia 12in
22 22 YOU’RE THE ONE 1000 Ohm, Belgian ARS 12in
23 19 GOOD LIFE (MAGIC JUAN’S MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
24 23 HEART OF GLASS Desiderata, Nightmare 12in
25 03 WHAT KIND OF LOVE Diana Randall, French Public 12in
26 — SO FAR AWAY Selena, Italian EMI 12in
27 30 THIS TIME IT’S REAL Miquel Brown, Nightmare 12in
28 — IT’S SO FUNNY King Kong & The D.J.Ungle Girls, Italian Flea 12in
29 — GO GO BOY Ross, Italian Flea 12in
30 34 JIVE INTO THE NIGHT Green Olives, Italian “X”-Energy 12in
31 17 CRAZY FOR YOU Vanessa, Dutch Injection 12in
32 36 NATHAN JONES Bananarama, London 12in
33 20 MOVE IT IN, MOVE IT OUT Body Heat, Canadian Sizzle 12in
34 08 FOOLS CRY Fancy, German Metronome 12in
35 07 YOU CAN SET ME FREE Coo Coo, Italian Flea 12in
36 re NEVER SAY YOU LOVE ME David Lyme, German ZYX 12in
37 33 FANTASY BOY Baccara, German Bellaphon 12in
38 40 ALL WORK & NO PLAY Offshore, Reflection 12in
39 — ON THE REBOUND Jimmy Ruffin & Brenda Holloway, Nightmare 12in
40 28 I CAN FLY Louise Thomas, Nightmare 12in

One thought on “January 28, 1989: Lady Tame, Longsy D, Joe Smooth, Kyna Antee, Charles B”

  1. I spoke too soon regarding Starvue’s ‘Body Fusion’ being possibly the final rare groove entry on the Club Chart, as The New Jersey Queens’ ‘Party And Don’t Worry Bout It’ (1973) debuts here this week. Will there be more?!

    It seems astonishing in retrospect, but The Style Council’s cover of ‘Promised Land’ actually out-performed Joe Smooth’s classic original on the Club Chart – but this was also reflected in the pop chart, where The Style Council peaked at #27 and Joe Smooth at #56.

    Laurence Malice, founder of the legendary Trade, makes his debut this week – with, of all things, an Abba cover version!

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