March 11, 1989: Jungle Brothers, Heather Austyn, The Minutemen, Bobby Brown, Alyson Williams

BEATS & PIECES

BIG LIFE are rush releasing the De La Soul album here this week, largely as a result of its appearance in The Club Chart despite their attempt to get US imports banned — they had originally scheduled its UK release for later in the month, March 27 now instead being the release date for Richie Rich’s remix of the set’s hottest track, ‘Me Myself And I‘ (which on reflection is perhaps more ‘Knee Deep’ than ‘One Nation Under A Groove’!) … Merlin is featured rapper on the Beatmasters’ early April released jerkily tumbling 124-0bpm ‘Who’s In The House‘, this paraphrased but blatant remake of ‘Turn Up The Bass’ being a dig at Tyree as they claim to have originated the very first “hip house” record in 1986! … Eddie Gordon has called his new dance department at BMG the apt Dancin! In The Streets — it embraces the Bertelsmann Music Group’s labels RCA, Arista and Motown plus subsidiaries (on 01-636 8311, ext 2266) … Everton Webb of Birmingham’s Sidestep Promotions (021-643 6584) has taken over the club promotion of Big Life (aided by the label’s Tessa Lewis), which includes Ahead Of Our Time too … Graham Gold, veteran jock at Soho’s Gullivers and co-compiler of the excellent monthly Disc-Eyes music video service, is preparing a heavyweight bid for the Greater London FM community radio licence, his proposed station being tentatively titled Sound Of Urban London (SOUL-fm) … ‘Joy And Pain’ will be Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock’s next “new” single, both here and in the States … Bonnie Byrd here will be on the new BsBi label, presumably a Mahesh Bajaj venture … Desire have picked up Corporation Of One ‘The Real Life’, while Fourth & Broadway have Keyman Edwards … I began BPM-ing the UK pressing of Deniz ‘You Were The One’ and, on finding that our Metro Mix equivalent of the import’s Club Mix appeared to be much the same, assumed that the other mixes ,were unchanged in speed too — however, on closer examination I find that they’re not, so adjust last week’s review to make the House Mix 118½-118bpm, Shameek’s House Mix 118⅙-118⅓bpm, Metro Club Mix (0-)116⅖-116⅗-116⅖bpm, Deniz-A-Pella 116½bpm (drat, that’s another half hour out of my life!) … Radio Clyde’s mix master Paul Welsh actually threw me a wobbler by suggesting my BPMs have been getting inaccurate over the last few months, but by recalculating several using a different stopwatch and then re-BPM-ing records from way back I found no divergence — so maybe it’s Paul who needs a new watch or deck (don’t forget there are discrepancies between different pressings and mixes, which I monitor separately, the given Beats Per Minute only applying to the particular version stated) … DJs who return charts would in fact do Alan Jones and myself a great favour if they could detail the different mixes they might be using of individual tunes (incidentally, we do not supply printed chart forms — use your own paper unless serviced with chart forms from other sources) … Graphic Records have released a descriptively titled ‘Past, Present & Future‘ album of Darryl Payne productions (LIPS 4), for full review later, with tracks by such as Brian Keith, Sinnamon, Marc Sadane, Dino Terrell and NV … N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ album (US Ruthless), apart from a revival of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band’s ‘Express Yourself‘, is a particularly filthy rap set full of repetitive obscenities and the glorification of gang violence — yet I heard one “mutherf***ing”-filled track being played on a European radio station when tuning my new car’s radio! … 12 inch imports for future full review include the Talking Heads ‘Once In A Lifetime’ — sampling hip house KC Flightt ‘Planet E‘ (RCA); jaunty girls chanted and samples studded early Eighties-style electro Domino ‘Cuties Get Connected‘ (Profile); frantic Todd Terry-ish samples-crammed LNR ‘Work It To The Bone’-based Casanovas Revenge ‘Let’s Work‘ (Invasion), which includes the “wooo”/”yeah” driven ‘Here We Go‘; Jungle Brothers ‘I’ll House You’ rudely remaking No Face ‘Hump Music‘ (Mess); Glenn ‘Sweety-G’ Toby created percussively driving pop aimed The Klub ‘Stand Up‘ (Smokin’); Philly recorded superb weaving soulful guy sung Theryl ‘Open Up Your Heart‘ (Hot Soul); breathily tender slow swaying blue eyed soul Dino ‘24-7‘ (4th + B’way); Jocelyn Brown-ishly wailed bashing backbeat jolted jogging Towanna Sheppard ‘The Stronger The Love‘ (Renown International Records); ‘You Don’t Know’ rearranging stuttery jittery Serious Intention ‘We Know‘ (Easy Street); MFSB adapting jazzily chugging and bubbling MFM Orchestra ‘Love Is The Message’ (MFM); Tommy Musto produced squeakily “street soul”-ish bounding Arlene ‘Who Will It Be?‘ (Midnight Sun); urgently rapping and scratching Sir Fresh & DJ Critical ‘Sit’em Down (Git’em & Hit’em)‘ (Solid Goals Records); Master Ace, Craig G, Kool G Rap and Big Daddy Kane rapped, Joe Tex piano sampling murky slow Marley Marl ‘The Symphony (Remix)‘ (Cold Chillin’); Reggie & Vincent Calloway produced strangulated guys sung juddery uttering Sharp ‘Playboy‘ (Elektra) — and there are more! … Orchestra JB ‘On A Love Groove‘ (Metro Media Music) is becoming a big “cover-up” secret for several trendy jocks who considered it to be a naff volume pumper when new, while 1977’s Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers ‘Egyptian Reggae‘ (Berserkley) is much revived by more pop orientated trendies around London … Tim Westwood and Max ‘n’ Dave are joined next Wednesday (15) at London Camden Lock’s Dingwalls for a Rap Review 3 by DJ Pogo, Monie Love, Top BiIlin’, London Posse, Trouble, plus probable guests from the previous night’s World Mixing final … Ket Shah, Stewart Eden and DJ Lewis play hard tackle Fridays at The Harlem Shuffles in London Edgware Road’s Jools Wine Bar … London’s Hippodrome has apparently re-started gay Monday nights … Daryl Stafford ended up as only a temporary stand-in at Southampton’s Magnum, where the resident DJ is still Richard Hunt — who has also taken over from emigrated Adrian Dunbar at Bournemouth’s Bolts … Soul II Soul’s latest vocalist, Caron Wheeler, was formerly in La Famille, and the rock stars backing vocal trio Afrodisiak … LA Mix’s album, currently in mid-production, is likely to surprise everyone with its variety of styles, and emphasis on real instruments as well as machines! … North Wales, looking lovely in the sun last week (between occasional snow flurries), is already about as advanced vegetationally as a normal April and, even should things only stay the same until Easter, will be well worth exploring by Prestatyn weekender visitors if the weather is good — head for the hills, to the west and south-west across the Vale of Clwyd, and get lost on purpose! … I seem to have stumbled on a pattern for finding good value, ex-garage director’s slightly second hand cars in Wales, a swap between my 1986 “C” registered red Nissan Silvia and an “F” reg white one (with air conditioning and other luxury refinements) only costing me a difference of £4,000 last week … Disco Mix Club’s international DJ convention starts this Sunday, you hardly need reminding, so I’ll see you all there? … WOOO! YEAH!


HOT VINYL

JUNGLE BROTHERS ‘Black Is Black (Ultimatum Mix)’ (Gee Street GEE T15, via Demix/Rough Trade)
Vocally augmented by Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and totally remixed here by the Stereo MC-associated Ultimatum, this buoyantly jiggling 117½bpm calmly stated Malcolm X quoting anti-segregation rap is followed by the more sparsely bubbling vibes prodded jazzy 0-117½bpm ‘Ultrablack’ version, and double AA-side flipped by DJ Soul Shock’s previously imported 0-99⅔-100-99⅔-0bpm remix of the slinkily weaving ‘Straight Out Of The Jungle‘ (which drops into Grandmaster Flash’s similar ‘The Message’ amongst other funkily rumbling quotes), plus the languidly muttering 0-99⅚bpm ‘In Time‘ featuring Q-Tip again.

HEATHER AUSTYN ‘Bad Attitude (Extended Mix)’ (Urban URBX 33)
Martin Freeland created soulfully wailed and fast phrased chunkily jiggling strong UK recorded 110⅘bpm funk jolter (instrumental flip), not due commercially until March 20 but proving too hot to hold back.

THE MINUTEMEN ‘OK, Alright’ (US Smokin’ TAI 126615)
Norberto ‘Norty’ Cotto-created typically Todd Terry-type drums thrashed and guys chanted dated jack track-style nervy jumper, in 121bpm Club Mix, (0-)121-0bpm Spago Mix, 121-0bpm Bonus Beats and Radio Mix (the latter mislabelled in place of the Acappella), selling well.

BOBBY BROWN ‘Don’t Be Cruel (Extended Version)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1310)
Following the success of ‘My Prerogative’ comes a reissue of this LA & Babyface created plaintive swaying here 102⅙bpm lightly juddering jogger, flipped by a (new?) slinkily thudding 105⅔bpm Rapacious Mix and (0-)105½bpm Rapacious Dub. The song, as by now you must surely know, has nothing to do with Elvis Presley!

ALYSON WILLIAMS ‘Sleep Talk’ (Def Jam 654656 6)
Already massive, this Jocelyn Brown-like wailingly introed, ‘Funky Drummer’ break beat backed, Hank Shocklee & Eric Sadler remixed rather Full Force-style extremely soulfully sung lurching 0-106⅔-0bpm hip hop-ish jitterer is flipped on this pressing by the superb Chuck Stanley duetted tempoless acoustic piano backed soaring gospel style ‘I’m So Glad‘ plus here the Oran ‘Juice’ Jones duetted Smokey Robinson-ish lovely 0-83⅓bpm ‘How To Love Again‘, this latter bonus track only being on the CD version of her album — as also is the Chuck Stanley duetted soulful 73¼bpm ‘Make You Mine Tonight‘, which together with the juddery jittering (0-)104bpm ‘Still My No. 1‘ makes up the alternative flip to a separately marketed 12 inch pressing (Def Jam 654656 8), for some reason.

ALYSON WILLIAMS ‘Raw’ (US Def Jam FC 40515)
Her album is just as stunningly sung, most (and the best) of it being downtempo and deeply soulful, with the Moments-reviving lushly swaying 75bpm ‘Not On The Outside (But Inside Strong)’, Blue Magic backed and sweetly squeaky Ted Mills duetted 73⅛bpm ‘We’re Gonna Make It‘, slinkily jogging 82⅓bpm ‘I Need Your Lovin’‘, “la la la la la”-ing pleasant 0- 69⅛bpm ‘Masquerade‘, Philip Ingram supported and Najee saxed tranquil 41-0bpm ‘Just Call My Name‘, gently loving 73bpm ‘I Looked Into Your Eyes‘, superb tempoless gospel style Chuck Stanley duetted ‘I’m So Glad‘, rapping Nikki-D featuring jolting jiggly 107bpm ‘My Love Is So Raw‘, lurching 105⅓bpm ‘On The Rocks‘, juddering (0-)104⅙bpm ‘Still My No. 1‘, and here intro-less, unremixed urgent jittery 107⅙-0bpm ‘Sleep Talk‘. The girl can sing!

KOXO CLUB BAND ‘Paradhouse Remix’ (German zyx records ZYX 5971)
Fantastic Spanish guitar picked and girls muttered excitingly leaping 118¾-119bpm Balearic smash, like a disco combination of the Gipsy Kings’ Bamboleo’ and Raul featuring J. Bonell’s ‘Guitarra’ with bursts of ‘Tequila’ and other party rousers, a retitled elaboration by remixers Bob One, Enzo Persueder and Sunny of the similiar ‘La Maranza‘, featured on the flip in its 118¾-119bpm Extended Spanish Version and 119¼-118¾-119bpm Full Version, thoroughly recommended especially to party orientated jocks.

GRANT AND DEZZ ‘You’re Too Good’ (US Trax Records TX 177)
Excellent soulfully whinneying guys wailed and catchy piano tinkled breezily bounding 0-122bpm gossamer light leaper (122bpm Dezz-A-Dub and Raz Mix, 0-123-0bpm Tone Def Mix versions too), which I have a hunch should go far!

PAUL SIMPSON featuring ADEVA and introducing Carmen Marie ‘Musical Freedom (Free At Last) (Extended Freedom Mix)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 182)
Martin Luther King punctuated weavingly worried jiggly trotting 0-112⅔-113¼-112¾bpm garage chugger, keenly anticipated in this sizzling hot if specialist rambling remake, flipped by last summer’s very different rollingly lurching 114⅚-115bpm Original version plus a samples studded stuttery 114¼bpm Simpson Treatment.

TONI SCOTT ‘That’s How I’m Living’ (Champion CHAMP 12-97)
This particular Toni is a guy, gruffly rap-singing a very useful jittery bubbling 122⅕bpm hip house jumper in the currently hot style (122⅔bpm edit and more acidically twittering 123⅘bpm instrumental too), coupled by the Eric B & Rakim-ish jiggly (0-)112⅙bpm ‘The Chief‘, widely promoed ahead of March 28 release and well worth investigating.

KYM MAZELLE ‘Got To Get You Back (The Groovy Piano Mix)’ (Syncopate 12SY 25)
Marshall Jefferson produced, Ce Ce Rogers penned, Blaze remixed, rather over ramblingly repetitive 120bpm wriggly garage/house shuffler (piano tinkling Groovy Instrumental Mix and percapella Amazella Mix too), well performed and sure to do well within its market but probably not a tight enough song to follow-up her Dr Robert duetted crossover hit.

T B M ‘This Is Your Life (Bass-ment Mix)’ (RCA PT 42696)
The Blow Monkeys, in other words, remixed by Ten City doing a Dr Robert produced/penned/performed “pshta pshta” hi-hatted and twangy bass thumped churningly rolling 119¾bpm house bounder (edit/acappella too), rather good — and probably more commercial than Kym Mazelle’s newie.

COLDCUT featuring Lisa Stansfield ‘People Hold On (Full Length Disco Mix)’ (Ahead Of Our Time HOTPLATE 6)
Matt and Jonathan have found a soulful replacement for Yazz in the shape of Blue Zone’s Lisa, who wails anxiously through a “disco” flavoured insistent surging 122⅓bpm garage/house canterer, mixed by Coldcut with Mark Saunders and flipped by Magic Juan Atkins’s synth chorded more acidic 122bpm Dub Mix (Acappella too), not as gimmicky as some past efforts.

KELVIN PIZARRO ‘Loneliness’ (Champion CHAMP 12-93)
James Bratton produced good falsetto wailed jittery snicketty exciting 120⅔bpm galloper, flipped by a more tightly driving 120⅕bpm Club Mix and 120⅙bpm Instrumental Dub, but also separately released in Kevin Saunderson’s drily tapping, throbbing and thumping 120⅓bpm more episodically spurting Deep House Remix (Champion CHAMP X 12-93), flipped by the original 120⅔bpm A-side mix.

FAST EDDIE ‘Let’s Go’ (US D.J. International Records DJ#696)
Keeping us out of step with the States, this “oh yeah” punctuated stuttery frenetic house (rather than hip house) jumper is in Fast Eddie’s 124½-0bpm Don’t “U” Want Some More and 124⅗bpm My Favorite Mix, Joe Smooth’s 124½-0bpm Let’s Go Joe, plus presumably Tyree’s 124⅔bpm Who Done It? remixes.

FUNTOPIA featuring JIMI POLO ‘Freedom’ (G-Zone/Gee Street GEE T14)
Ten City-ish surging and soaring long episodic 122½-0bpm jittery pulsing throbber washed with synths and sampled brass effects behind Jimi’s impassioned wailing, the lyrics boiling down to “I bring you joy” and “I want to be free” (instrumental flip), white labelled ahead of March 20 commercial release.

JIMI POLO ‘Free Yourself (Club Mix)’ (Urban URBX 36)
Libra Libra co-founding Chicago house pioneer, now London based, making his solo debut with a self-created anxiously nagged repetitive urgent 124⅘bpm deep house flier (piano plonked 0-125½-0bpm Dub Mix too), flipped by the piano and pshta pshta driven 124⅔bpm ramblingly moaned ‘Better Days‘ (in Club and Dub Mixes).

M.C SHAN ‘Juice Crew Law’ (US Cold Chillin’ 0-21159)
Familiar funky samples scratching slithery wriggling (0-)108bpm powerful rap, an instant big seller, inevitably produced and mixed by Marley Marl with the less urgent 103⅚bpm ‘They Used To Do It Out In The Park‘ as flip (dubs too), both hot to trot.

KOOL G RAP & DJ POLO ‘Road To The Riches’ (US Cold Chillin’ 0-21 154)
Marley Marl produced densely tugging one note piano jangled jiggly 99⅔bpm spluttering rap ‘n’ scratch, flipped by the even scratchier jerking 97½bpm ‘Butcher Shop‘ (both refreshingly just in one LP Version mix each, which does save my time and effort!).

STETSASONIC ‘Miami Bass (Vocal Remix)’ (US Tommy Boy TB 924)
Flip to the already UK issued ‘Float On’, this much remixed jittery rolling rap is now funkily based on a 106½bpm mixture of elements from Kool & The Gang’s ‘Funky Stuff and the JBs’ ‘Gimme Some More’, unlike the more urgent ‘The Champ’ and ‘Pump That Bass’ cutting 0-110⅔-0bpm LP Version and heavily smacking 0-112-0bpm Dub (with beat losing edits by Chris Shaw).

JODY WATLEY ‘Real Love (Extended Version)’ (US MCA Records MCA-23928)
André Cymone produced/co-penned, Louil Silas Jr & Jeff Lorber remixed, still vocally Madonna-ish typical but good bouncily lurching (0-)109bpm jiggly bashing chugger (in four mixes), due here at the end of the month and likely to do quite well.

BAM BAM ‘Spend The Night’ (Desire WANTX 15)
Originally atmospheric ethereally moaned twittery swirling deep house hit reissued in its bounding 120⅕bpm Original Mix, but now also very differently remixed in a vibrantly smacking stuttery 122¼bpm Mike Dunn Dub Mix, and pulsing, throbbing and spurting 120⅕-120⅖bpm Bam Bam “House” Remix.

CANDY J ‘Desirable Revenge (The Saga Of Sweet Pussy Pauline)’ (US Hot Mix 5 Inc. Records HMF 115)
Bass burbled frisky sparse 121½bpm galloper, very rudely worded by an abrasively chatting lady who seems obsessed by parts of the body, the sex act and someone’s mother (get the picture?!), in Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason’s Jack ‘Em Off Version and Pump It Hard Dub, plus Ralphi ‘The Razz’ Rosario’s Candy’s Big Dick Mix.


POP DANCE

DISCO 2000 ‘Uptight’ (KLF Communications D2003T), Justified Ancients of MuMu (ie: the JAMMs) produced girl group chanted and rapped brash and breezy bounding (0-)129¾bpm pop revival of Stevie Wonder’s classic, as if Bananarama had joined the Wee Papa Girl Rappers, flipped by the bassily churning more tightly disciplined semi-instrumental house-ier 124bpm ‘Mr Hotty Loves You’;

THE WEE PAPA GIRL RAPPERS ‘Puff The House Down’ (Jive PROMO 10), the girls themselves go “woo”/”yeah” on this Adonis remixed raggedly rapped and chanted bass burbled twittery 119¾bpm hip house-ish but pop orientated chugger (the other two Demolition and Out Of Wind Mixes actually being titled ‘Blow The House Down’), coupled by the funkier samples punctuated 117⅓bpm ‘Ram Showcase‘;

JASON DONOVAN ‘Too Many Broken Hearts (Techno Mix)’ (PWL Records PWLT 32R), supposedly “only for clubs” (which I find hard to believe as it’s bound to be marketed too), this bubbling jittery jumping twittery 0-121⅔bpm Dave Ford remix is flipped by the commercially available Stock Aitken Waterman created pounding vigorous 122bpm Pete Hammond mix of the ‘Neighbours’ star’s current pop hit;

FRONT 242 ‘Never Stop! (V1.1)’ (RRE Records FRNT 2), twittery striding (0-)121½-0bpm instrumental chugger flipped perhaps more strongly by the livelier throbbingly cantering (0-)123¾-0bpm ‘First In, First Out‘, with shouts of “move the body”, Belgian but faster than the usual new beat;

DEBUT DE SOIREE ‘Nuit De Folie (Crazy Night Remix)’ (PWL Continental PW-T 31), French guy growled (in French) cheerfully leaping trite SAW-style European smash from last year, here in a rollicking 121¾bpm Pete Hammond remix (the name of which translates the original title, if you don’t know the lingo!) and 121½bpm Euro Mix;

ADMIROS ‘Come Into My Life Rap’ (Music Man MMPT-12.002, via Pinnacle), European dance label debuting here with a Spanish rapper’s Milli Vanilli/LL Cool J ‘I Need Love’-style 0-93⅙bpm impassioned plea addressed actually to Joyce Sims and set to her old ‘Come Into My Life’ hit’s rhythm.


REMIXES

TONY STONE ‘Can’t Say ‘Bye (Swingbeat Mix)‘ (Ensign ENYX 622), Teddy Riley remixed densely jolting and jiggling slow smacking 0-88-89-90⅓-89½bpm attractive blue eyed soul swayer with Marvin Gaye-ish tinges; long after and several releases since its original version was out;

WOMACK & WOMACK ‘Celebrate The World (People Unite Remix)‘ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRX 125), fluidly tapping and bounding though slower and sparser 127½bpm much more subtle Blaze remix with reedy Sixties-style James Booker-type organ (and indeed a “6 T’s Instrumental” flip);

ELLIS, BEGGS & HOWARD ‘Big Bubbles No Troubles (Terminal Mix)‘ (RCA PT 42090), slippery bass burbled busier 100⅙bpm remix of the reissued Austin Howard muttered purposeful jittery jogger.


THE CLUB CHART – March 11, 1989

01 01 ONE MAN (ONE MIX/DOPE DUB/INTENSE MIX) Chanelle, Cooltempo 12in
02 02 TURN UP THE BASS (REMIXES) Tyree featuring Kool Rock Steady, ffrr 12in
03 03 SLEEP TALK Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
04 04 THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS (ACIEED/UNDERGROUND MIXES) Ten City, Atlantic 12in
05 06 KEEP ON MOVIN’ (CLUB MIX) Soul II Soul (featuring Caron Wheeler), 10 Records 12in
06 07 SATISFACTION/YOU MUST BE THE ONE/SUSPICIOUS/WHERE DO WE GO?/FOR YOU/CLOSE AND SLOW Ten City, Atlantic LP
07 14 YO YO GET FUNKY (MIXES) Fast Eddie, DJ International Records 12in
08 13 MY PREROGATIVE (EXTENDED REMIX) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
09 10 THIS IS SKA (SKACID MIX)/THINGS JUST DON’T MAKE SENSE Longsy D’s House Sound, Big One 12in
10 05 I CAN DO THIS (DOWNTOWN/UPTOWN MIXES) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
11 21 TOUCH ME (LOVE ME TONIGHT) (MIXES) Brian Keith, CityBeat 12in
12 19 MY LOVE IS MAGIC (LES ADAMS’ BIG BÄS DRUM REMIX) Bäs Noir, 10 Records 12in
13 09 RESPECT (MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
14 12 SELF-DESTRUCTION (MIXES) The Stop The Violence Movement, Jive 12in
15 11 PROMISED LAND (LONGER VERSION)/CAN YOU STILL LOVE ME? The Style Council, Polydor 12in
16 26 ADDING ON (CLUB TRACK)/FIRST IN EXISTENCE/BLACK IS BACK/PURE RIGHTEOUSNESS/ALL TRUE AND LIVING Lakim Shabazz, US Tuff City LP
17 18 THE 900 NUMBER The 45 King, Doctor Beat 12in
18 22 SECRET RENDEZVOUS (AFTER HOUR MIX) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
19 08 RUNAWAY GIRL/IT’S ALL RIGHT (MIXES) Sterling Void, ffrr 12in
20 24 WILD THING/LOC’ED AFTER DARK Tone Loc, Fourth & Broadway 12in
21 17 PROMISED LAND (MIXES) Joe Smooth featuring Anthony Thomas, DJ International Records 12in
22 16 WAIT (LONG) Robert Howard + Kym Mazelle, RCA 12in
23 15 MUSICAL FREEDOM (FREE AT LAST) (EXTENDED FREEDOM MIX/THE ORIGINAL/SIMPSON TREATMENT) Paul Simpson featuring Adeva and introducing Carmen Marie, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
24 — MY LOVE IS SO RAW/NOT ON THE OUTSIDE/I NEED YOUR LOVIN’/WE’RE GONNA MAKE IT/ON THE ROCKS/JUST CALL MY NAME/I LOOKED INTO YOUR EYES/MASQUERADE/STILL MY NO. 1 Alyson Williams, US Def Jam LP
25 28 JOY AND PAIN (REMIXES) Donna Allen, US Oceana 12in
26 30 LOVE’S GOT 2 BE STRONG (MIXES) Keyman Edwards, US Sound Pak 12in
27 40 NOT GONNA DO IT (I NEED A MAN) (BAM BAM HOUSE REMIX) Vicky Martin, MCA Records 12in pre-release
28 — PLANET E (HOUSE/ACID DROP/HIP HOP MIXES)/DANCIN’ MACHINE (ACID HOUSE REMIX) kc Flightt, US RCA 12in
29 25 M.U.S.I.C. (USE IT)/FASTER THAN FAST! (HIP HOUSE VER.)/MAKE THE FLOOR BURN (BONUS DUB) The Dynamic Guv’nors present Jazzy Jason, Blapps! Records 12in
30 35 THE LOVER IN ME (EXTENDED VERSION) Sheena Easton, MCA Records 12in
31 29 YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME (EXTENDED VER.) Turntable Orchestra, RePublic Records 12in
32 27 I FEEL FINE (12” REMIX) Positiv Noize, Urban 12in
33 23 REACHIN’ (BROTHERHOOD/LATIN WORKOUT MIXES)/IT’S A MYSTERY (MYSTERY II U/ORIGINAL MYSTERY MIXES) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
34 47 WANNA BE GOOD TONIGHT (TOP CAT/CANDI MIXES) Candi McKenzie, Cooltempo 12in
35 43 YOYO GET FUNKY/HIP HOUSE/LET’S GO/I CAN DANCE The DJ Fast Eddie, DJ International Records LP
36 39 THE HUNTED CHILD/POWER/HIGH ROLLERS (REMIXES) Ice-T, US Sire 12in
37 32 I’M RIFFIN (ENGLISH RASTA) MC Duke, Music Of Life 12in
38 48 ONE STEP AT A TIME (MIXES) Naisha, US Sutra/Anything Goes Records 12in
39 52 THE REAL LIFE (OPPY MIX)/SO WHERE ARE YOU (MIXES) Corporation Of One, US Smokin’ 12in
40 31 GET ON THE DANCE FLOOR (THE “SKY” KING REMIXES/ORIGINAL ALBUM VERSION) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, Supreme Records 12in
41 20 RESPECT (THE DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX) Adeva featuring Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
42 38 GIRL I GOT MY EYES ON YOU (REMIX) Today, Motown 12in pre-release
43 37 SEDUCTION (MIXES)/EVERYBODY “JUMP” Seduction, Breakout 12in
44 51 SHE SAY KUFF/I WANT YOU (MIXES) Massive Sounds, US nugroove 12in
45 64 ME MYSELF AND I/SAY NO GO De La Soul, US Tommy Boy LP
46 49 THE COURT IS NOW IN SESSION Chill Rob G, US Wild Pitch 12in
47 83 SERIOUS (CEEREEUS BDP REMIX) Steady B, US Jive 12in/UK promo
48 34 IT’S A MYSTERY (OF LOVE) (REMIXES) Phase II, RePublic Records 12in limited edition
49 re ALL PRAISE/LET ME MAKE LOVE TO YOU (CLUB MIX) Prince Lover Dalu, Breakout 12in
50 33 JUICE CREW LAW/THEY USED TO DO IT OUT IN THE PARK MC Shan, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
51 45 SEX 4 DAZE (I WANT IT, YOU CAN GET IT) (MIXES) Lake Eerie, US nugroove 12in
52 — STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE (DJ SOUL SHOCK REMIX)/BLACK IS BLACK (ULTIMATUM MIX) Jungle Brothers, Gee Street 12in
53 — LET’S WORK (CLUB VERSION 1/CLUB VERSION 2)/HERE WE GO (R U READY)/I CAN’T TAKE IT (CHEP’S DOWN)/(VOCAL)/CHEP’S BEAT JUNKY EDITS/THE DOPE JAM Casanova’s Revenge, US Invasion 12in
54 53 HELYOM HALIB (ACID ACID ACID/ACID MIX) Cappella, Italian Media Record 12in
55 74 GOT TO KEEP ON (MIXES)/PICK UP ON THIS Cookie Crew, ffrr 12in
56 36 WRATH OF KANE Big Daddy Kane, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
57 — FREE YOUR SELF/BETTER DAYS (MIXES) Jimi Polo, Urban 12in
58 75 YOU WERE THE ONE (HOUSE MIX/SHAMEEK’S HOUSE MIX) Deniz, Urban 12in
59 re WALK ON… (LONG VERSION/REMIX/R&R MIX) Smith & Mighty featuring Jackie Jackson, Three Stripe Records 12in
60 — DON’T WALK OUT ON LOVE (CLUB VOCAL)/(LET’S VAMP)/(DUB)/(ACID MIX) Gallifré featuring Mondée Oliver, US Gherkin Records 12in
61 50 PROMISED LAND (JOE SMOOTH’S ALTERNATE CLUB MIX)/CAN YOU STILL LOVE ME? (J.Z.J. REMIXES) The Style Council, Polydor 12in
62 67 DON’T BE CRUEL (EXTENDED VERSION/RAPACIOUS MIXES) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
63 — PEOPLE HOLD ON (MIXES) Coldcut featuring Lisa Stansfield, Ahead Of Our Time 12in promo
64 re I NEED SOMEBDOY (MARSHALL JEFFERSON/BLAZE/FLY GUYS MIXES) Kechia Jenkins, CityBeat 12in
65 42 FADING AWAY (SHEP PETTIBONE POWER HOUSE MIX) Will To Power, Epic 12in
66 84 EIN, ZWEI, DREI, VIER (VERSIONS) Aufnahme, Italian Meet Record 12in
67 62 JUST A LITTLE MORE Deluxe, Unyque Artists/The Dance Yard Recording Corporation 12in
68 61 I CAN’T STAY AWAY (MIXES) Ragtyme featuring Byron Stingily, US Bright Star Records 12in
69 — ACTIVATED (TIMMY REGISFORD REMIX) Gerald Alston, Motown 12in
70 88 BAD ATTITUDE (EXTENDED MIX) Heather Austyn, Urban 12in pre-release
71 — LET’S GO (REMIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
72 — DAYS LIKE THIS (EXTENDED VERSION) Sheena Easton, MCA Records 12in
73 re IT TAKES TWO (ORIGINAL VERSION) Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, CityBeat 12in
74 — SHACK IT UP/(INSTRUMENTAL)/THE SIGNAL (DUB) A.O.K., US Profile 12in
75 73 HOUSE SENSATION (MAGIC JUAN’S REMIXES) Liaz, 10 Records 12in
76 79 THE R (WORK, REST & PLAY MIX) Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
77 80 BLACK, ROCK AND RON (EXTENDED MIX)/GETTING LARGE (INSTRUMENTAL) Black, Rock And Ron, Supreme Records 12in
78 57 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (MIXES) Victor Romeo presents Leatrice Brown, US Dance Mania 12in
79 55 BREAK 4 LOVE (CAUGHT IN THE ACT MIX aka DROP THE PANTIES MIX) Raze, Champion/US Columbia 12in
80 59 FLESH (REMIX/ORIGINAL VERSION) A Split Second, ffrr 12in
81 65 ON THE REAL TIP/GIVE IT HERE Def Jef, Delicious Vinyl/Fourth & Broadway 12in
82 82 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (FEEL IT) (MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
83 — MONKEY SAY, MONKEY DO (GERMAN BEAT REMIX) WestBam, Doctor Beat 12in
84 92 VOODOO RAY A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! Records 12in
85 95 WATCH ME NOW/EASE BACK/GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME/AIN’T IT GOOD TO YOU Ultramagnetic MC’s, ffrr 12in sampler
86 66 WE CAN MAKE IT/GOOD GIRL Bonnie Byrd, US Wadworth Records 12in
87 re HARD CORE HIP HOUSE/OH YEA HEY NO Tyree (‘Acid II’), US Underground LP
88 — GOT U ON MY MIND (MONA MIXX/KOMIX DUB/GARAGE CITY MIX/DEEP DUB/FREE HOUSE IX) Greg Lee, US Bigshot Records 12in
89 99= THE BASS GIRL/VOICES IN MY HOUSE (MIXES) Hardhouse, US Easy Street 12in
90 — SPEND THE NIGHT (BAM BAM’S “HOUSE” REMIX/MIKE DUNN DUB MIX) Bam Bam, Desire 12in
91 72 AS ALWAYS (MIXES) Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk presents Ricky Dillard, Champion 12in
92 94 ROMEO AND JULIET (VOCAL REMIX) Blue Magic, US Def Jam 12in
93 99= PARADHOUSE REMIX/LA MARANZA (MIXES) Koxo Club Band, German ZYX Records 12in
94 77 FIX IT MAN (MIXES) Ragtyme featuring T.C. Roper, US Bright Star Records 12in
95 — COMIN’ CORRECT/(RUFF NHECK SPARKI MIX)/WIZE/BIZZIE RHYMIN MC Mell’O’ with DETT Inc, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
96 70 THE REAL LIFE Corporation Of One, US Smokin’ 12in
97 87 YOU’RE TOO GOOD(MIXES) Grant And Dezz, US Trax Records 12in
98 96 MIAMI BASS (VOCAL REMIX) Stetsasonic, US Tommy Boy 12in
99= — EVERY LITTLE STEP (EXTENDED VERSION/UPTOWN MIX/INSTRUMENTAL) Bobby Brown, US MCA Records 12in
99= — LOVE IS THE MESSAGE (MIXES) MFM Orchestra, US Music For Money 12in
99= — CRUCIAL (DANCE REMIX/DUB/ACAPPELLA) New Edition, US MCA Records 12in
99= — OK, ALRIGHT (MIXES) The Minutemen, US Smokin’ 12in
99= — STAND UP (MIXES) The Klub featuring Crystal Glass, US Smokin’ 12in


HI-NRG

01 02 THIS TIME I KNOW IT’S FOR REAL (EXTENDED VERSION) Donna Summer, WEA 12in
02 01 A B C D/BAD GIRLS Radiorama, Italian Disco Magic 12in
03 04 REQUIEM (HAMBURG MIX) London Boys, WEA 12in
04 08 LOVE TRAIN Holly Johnson, MCA 12in
05 33 A LA VIE, A L’AMOUR (IN THE CANNES MIX) Jakie Quartz, PWL Continental 12in
06 15 DIVINE Mike Hemmer, Italian Time 12in
07 05 AUTOMATICALLY YOURS Brenda Cochrane, Dazzle 12in
08 18 THIS OLD HEART OF MINE Gee Morris, Nightmare 12in
09 09 FANTASY BOY Baccara, German Bellaphon 12in
10 17 REACHING FOR THE BEST Brenda Reid & The New Exciters, Nightmare 12in
11 03 DANCE WITH ME Claudia T, Dutch Made Up 12in
12 22 I’D RATHER JACK Reynolds Girls, PWL 12in
13 32 THE VISITORS Moonstone, Nightmare 12in
14 31 THE RUMOUR (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Olivia Newton-John, Mercury 12in
15 25 I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU (EXTENDED MIX) Samantha Fox, Jive 12in
16 39 WAIT (LONG) Robert Howard & Kym Mazelle, RCA 12in
17 23 I HEAR A SYMPHONY Eria Fachin, Canadian Power 12in
18 35 THAT’S THE WAY LOVE IS Ten City, Atlantic 12in
19 06 IT’S YOU Sheila Stewart, Dutch Made Up 12in
20 — HELP (EXTENDED VERSION) Bananarama/Lananeeneenoonoo, London 12in
21 37 I WANNA BE YOUR WIFE (THE LES ADAMS REMIX) Spagna, CBS 12in
22 — DIRTY JOB Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
23 40 KNOCKING ON YOUR DOOR (MARK SAUNDERS REMIX)/STOP! Erasure, Mute 12in
24 38 I NEED YOUR PASSION Sweet Connection, German Blow Up 12in
25 re THIS TIME IT’S REAL Miquel Brown, Nightmare 12in
26 13 LOVE EVICTION Quartzlock, Retro 12in
27 — HEY MUSIC LOVER (G-OO-D VIBRATION MIX) S’Xpress, Rhythm King 12in
28 — STANDING BY YOUR SIDE Seventh Avenue, Nightmare 12in
29 re DO YOU KNOW THE WAY TO SAN JOSE Croisette, Nightmare 12in
30 26 JIVE INTO THE NIGHT Green Olives, Italian X-Energy 12in
31 — RASPUTIN (PETE HAMMOND REMIX) Boney M, Ariola 12in
32 re I DON’T WANNA BE LONELY Joan Orleans, German Blow Up 12in
33 — TURN UP THE BASS Tyree featuring Kool Rock Steady, ffrr 12in
34 — I WANNA BE YOUR LOVE Rose, Italian Time 12in
35 16 SECRETS OF LOVE Sara Carlson, Italian Cinevox 12in
36 07 DANGER IN HER EYES Deborah Sasson, Germany 8ighty 8ight Records 12in
37 20 DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS Silk & Steele, Strike 12in
38 — GOODBYE, GOOD RIDDANCE (US REMIX) Midnight Sunrise, Nightmare 12in
39 — BLAME IT ON MY CONSCIENCE Steve Powers, Blue Moon 12in
40 — THIS IS MADNESS Evelyn Thomas, Nightmare 12in

One thought on “March 11, 1989: Jungle Brothers, Heather Austyn, The Minutemen, Bobby Brown, Alyson Williams”

  1. Musical Freedom, People Hold On, Express Yourself, Me Myself & I, Who’s In The House, Don’t Be Cruel, Sleep Talk… this is a big week!

    The piano riff on Jimi Polo’s ‘Better Days’ sounded very familiar, and my first thought was Adamski. Lo and behold, it is indeed him, playing uncredited on the track, and thus making his recording debut (he was living in an adjoining bedsit, and Polo was training him up). ‘Better Days’ is sampled on one of the tracks (‘You Me House’) on Adamski’s debut LP from later in the year, but the riff is best known from two mid-Nineties tracks: Fatboy Slim’s ‘Song For Lindy’ and Pianoman’s ‘Blurred’. Anyhow, ‘Better Days’ is a particularly strong indication that the era of “piano house” was on the way.

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