May 27, 1989: Frankie Knuckles/Satoshi Tomiie/Robert Owens, Renegade Soundwave, Greedy Beat Syndicate, Norman Cook, Precious

BEATS & PIECES

ATLANTIC RECORDS are now rumoured to have signed up Vaughan Mason’s whole Groove St. label, including Doug Lazy and presumably Raze (for certain territories, at least!) … Johnny Walker spends so much time partying with Chris Butler that now not surprisingly he’s moving from ffrr two floors down at Polydor/London to join him as head of Urban’s A&R, with Dave Pearce still a part-time consultant … Omar’s excellent ‘I Don’t Mind The Waiting‘ (which turns out to be on Kongo, rather than Congo, and features none other than the Scratch Professor!) was intended to be last week’s lead review, but somehow the entire Hot Vinyl section came out in completely arbitrary order — sorry if it messed up your shopping list … Mystique might turn out to have closer links with M-D-Emm than merely its remixers Mark Ryder and Dave Lee, who incidentally have added the useful info that its samples include not only The It ‘Donnie’ (DJ International) but also Sylvia Smith ‘Heartbreaker’ (Qwest), Jackie Silvers ‘If You Want Me’ (MCA LP), Echo ‘I Can’t Live Without Your Love’ (Bassment), Fingers Inc ‘Mystery Of Love’ (DJ International) — so no wonder the vocals sound like Robert Owens! — while the ‘Salsa Party’ side samples Bravo ‘Feel It’ (Quark) … Paul Oakenfold, despite several telephone conversations and promises of a messenger delivery, still hadn’t got his label’s debut releases to me by press time — however, Profile is launched in the UK with a party at Sin in London’s Astoria this Saturday (27) starring Sweet Tee, Kechia Jenkins, Chanelle, and guest DJ Gail ‘Sky’ King … Graphic Records, not content with compiling rare groove albums, are now seeking black music-type demos with a view to signing up their own artist roster — send cassettes to Lindsay Wesker and Heddi Green-wood at Graphic Records, 14 Blackstock Mews, Blackstock Road, London N4 2DR … Monie Love’s newie, due fully on June 5, is the Afrika Bambaataa dedicated ‘Grandpa’s Party‘, a frantically churning 125bpm hip house racer produced by Dancin’ Danny D with Ritchie Fermie of Adrenalin MOD — my only criticism being that every time I hear it on the radio its corny title makes me think of the considerably less def Paul Nicholas’s ‘Grandma’s Party’ from 1976! … Cookie Crew’s follow-up will be the more hardcore, Curtis Mayfield percussion sampling and ‘Tramp’ rhythm prodded, 96bpm ‘Come On & Get Some (Superfly Mix)‘ … Paul Dakeyne, in the wake of the Cookies’ use of its break beat, has created an 124-124⅓-124-124¼-0bpm remix of Edwin Starr’s ’25 Miles’, with an overdubbed fluttering hi-hat and some modern style edits, for upcoming Motown release … Johnny Kemp ‘Birthday Suit‘ was promoed in Keith Cohen’s vigorously chugging 120⅕-0bpm Extended Mix and starker so-called House Mix but is apparently out commercially (CBS 654838 8) in the Extended Mix flipped by a Club Dub and Percapella — whether the House Mix and Club Dub are the same is unclear until a finished pressing reaches me … RCA have promoed Imagination ‘Love’s Taking Over’ in David Morales’s bass thrummed striding deep house-style 124⅘-124½-0bpm Sensitive Mix … Arthur Baker’s remix of the Gipsy Kings ‘Bamboleo’, the existence of which was first exclusively revealed by rm, is due for UK release with white labels to be promoed this week … Joyce Sims ‘Looking For A Love‘ will be on ffrr here in a fortnight (Andy ‘Panda’ Tripoli is the full name of her co-producer!) … ‘ffrr — silver on black‘ (ffrr 828 155-1) is a double album compilation of the label’s releases, the only inclusions not already on UK 12 inch being the (0-)121bpm Richie Rich ‘Salsa House (Remix)‘, (0- )115⅗bpm Rockers Revenge featuring Donnie Calvin ‘Walking On Sunshine 89‘, riotously ragamuffin 95⅚bpm Simon Harris featuring Asher D & Daddy Freddy ‘London’s Finest‘ … Chaka Khan’s follow-up will be a Frankie Knuckles remix of ‘Ain’t Nobody’, from the now finally released ‘Life Is A Dance — The Remix Project‘ (Warner Bros WX 268) double album, which I had no time to BPM this week … WEA are re-releasing Carly Simon ‘Why‘ to satisfy demand created by London’s still trendy Balearic jocks … Kariya ‘Let Me Love You For Tonight‘ (Sleeping Bag Records) has been ticking over steadily since it came out last October yet only ever spent three weeks in The Club Chart, peaking at 35 largely due to sales when it was released here in February, but is now turning into a huge underground cult hit with more DJs charting it than when new … US imports that I had no time to review fully this issue include the hit-bound ‘Monkees Theme’ introed then ‘Stone Fox Chase’ and other scratching Todd Terry-type samples backed exciting rap Twin Hype ‘Do It To The Crowd‘ (Profile); strong slickly speeding huskily soulful house Forte (featuring Leon Evans) ‘I’ll Set Ya Free‘ (Pet Project) good rare groove-type funky break beats woven jogging rap Nu Sounds ‘Condition Red‘ (UNI); Bobby Glover ‘Your Spell’ rewording Roger produced teasingly started then soulful high pitched harmonies washed rolling Lynch ‘Magic Spell‘ (Capitol); Crown Heights Affair “dada dada, dip dip dip” scat-based and many other funkily chugging break beats woven The Dynamic Duo ‘In The Pocket‘ (Nugroove); Frankie Knuckles remixed beefily thumping and bounding busy house Lost Boys ‘It’s Time For A Change‘ (4th + B’way); Todd Terry-type samples woven raucously rapped somewhat untidily frantic hip house Brooklyn Funk Essentials ‘Change The Track‘ (Minimal); rawly mixed bright dated jazz-funkily jiggling Walter P.P.K. ‘Get On Board‘ (Bassic); Full Force created spikily jolting swing-beat Cheryl Pepsii Riley ‘Seein’ Is Believin’ (The Pepsii Dance Remix)‘ (Columbia) … Alton ‘Wokie’ Stewart is pleasing “real soul” fans with his gruff dated “D” Train-type swingbeat and slowies oriented import album, ‘All Our Love’ (Epic), but significantly none of the jocks supposedly playing it have listed any specific tracks in their charts … D Mob ‘We Call It Acieed’/’Trance Dance’ has topped the US Club Play chart in Billboard, but is still struggling comparatively in the actual 12-inch Singles Sales chart (last week at 30 with a bullet) … Glyn Prince has just left Swindon Brunel Rooms’ Amphitheatre to take over the same town’s brand new Hardings from this week on Thursday and Saturday nights, spinning upfront and old soul for smart over-21s … Jules, Jasper and Johnny S host a Soul Underground Seaside Special this Friday (26) at Brighton Old Steine’s Club Savannah … Jeff Young, Tim Westwood, Chris Hill, Chrissie Jackson, Eddie ‘Disconcerning’ Gordon, Steve Wren and more slam dunk this Sunday’s Great Yarmouth Beach Ball Alldayer, 6-12pm at Gt Yarmouth Tiffanys … I wonder if Britain’s “black music” jocks will get behind Michael Jackson again when ‘Liberian Girl‘ (the album track they most liked when it was new) is soon out on single? … I’m outta here — BUT NOT FOR LONG!


HOT VINYL

FRANKIE KNUCKLES presents SATOSHI TOMIIE featuring Robert Owens ‘Tears’ (ffrr FX 108)
The Tokyo recorded fascinating result of a meeting between Japanese jazzer Tomiie and New York’s Knuckles is this Owens whispered, wailed, sobbed and growled beautiful sinuously subtle sparse tuneful deep house galloper in 121⅓bpm Classic Vocal and Instrumental (the latter especially haunting), and 121¾bpm Percussion mixes, massive already on promo and not to be missed when it’s out fully next week.

RENEGADE SOUNDWAVE ‘The Phantom (It’s In There)’ (Mute France MF 19364)
Perhaps the wildest rhythm workout since ‘Burundi Black’, this fantastic mesmerically monotonous though gradually shifting extremely powerful percussion jittered 121⅓-0bpm intense instrumental, with some Arabic chanting and other wordless vocal noises at times but no actual lyrics, is designed to drive dancers into whirling dervishes once they’re hooked by the groove (less effective 0-119⅕bpm ‘Ozone Breakdown‘ flip). Find it if you can!

GREEDY BEAT SYNDICATE ‘This Is London’ (Greedy Beat Records 12 GREED 8, via Revolver)
Great gently attractive lazily undulating dated jazz-funky “doo be doop doo wah”-type jogging 0-97⅙-0bpm street soul instrumental with some sampled break beats, radio announcements, and title line repetition (alternative longer flip with tube train sound effects at the end), reminiscent of Light Of The World’s ‘London Town’ and highly recommended.

NORMAN COOK ‘Blame It On The Bassline’ (Go! Discs GODX 33)
With “100% James Brown free!” etched between the run-out groove, this violently urgent exciting 119½bpm hip house stormer samples instead ‘Blame It On The Boogie’, ‘Walking On Sunshine’, ‘Good Times’ and a myriad more behind an uncredited ragamuffin rap (in fact the review is of a single sided very advance promo, so fuller details should become more apparent closer to its June 5 release date).

PRECIOUS ‘Definition Of A Track’ (US Big Beat BB-0007)
The same Backroom Music Productions created ‘Back To Basics’ EP that spawned the original version of what became Jomanda’s current hit now similarly spawns this terrific (0-)120-120⅖bpm lurching bass powered striding instrumental as the first of seven tracks that then see it transformed by female rapper Precious into the jauntily bouncing hip house 119⅘-120bpm ‘Definition Of A Rap‘, 120bpm ‘The Rap’s In Motion’, ‘In Motion‘, ‘Dub Dub — Rob Hanning Mix’, ‘Beats’ and ‘Breakdown’. Massive!

BLACKSMITH ‘Get Back To Love’ (ffrr FXDJ 111)
The label’s new black hope, this London trio reverts to a late Seventies Philly soul style but with today’s attack for a lushly harmonised title repeating strong churning bright bounder that’s sure to explode ahead of full release in a few weeks’ time, the 33⅓rpm pre-release promo having the guys’ own 123⅗bpm Blacksmith Mix and juddery 123⅕bpm Blacksmith Dub, flipped by the more twittery 123⅗bpm Blaze Club Mix and thumping but disruptively pausing 123⅖-0-123⅗bpm Blaze Dub.

SIMON HARRIS featuring Lonnie Gordon ‘(I’ve Got Your) Pleasure Control (Club Mix)’ (ffrr FX 106)
Very commercial brightly forceful lurching (0-)121⅗bpm remake of the originally Marshall Jefferson produced On The House oldie, anglicised with a thumping beefy beat and volume pumping samples (the featured Lonnie being a sassy Brooklyn born girl despite her name), coupled by a less busily frenetic 121⅗bpm Street Mix, 122bpm Instrumental, 121⅘bpm Bonus Beats, and Percapella Mix.

LNR ‘Work It To The Bone (The Clubhouse Mix)’ (Kool Kat LNR 1, via Big Life)
Thompson & Lenoir’s currently much quoted (particularly by Cappella!) catchy jerkily bounding driver was oddly never that big in its original version last year but has belatedly exploded in this 121¾-121⅔-122¼-122-121⅔-0-121¾bpm import remix, with a nagging hip house-ish rhythm and various break beat interludes, flipped now by two even newer UK remixes, the civil rights political diatribe over-dubbed more acidic 123-123⅕bpm Neil Rushton’s Protest Mix and “c’mon let’s work” vocal crammed jauntily skittering 123-123⅕-0bpm Wayne Archbold Mix — the latter, in the light of ‘Helyom Halib’, possibly strongest of all.

THE REAL ROXANNE ‘Roxanne’s On A Roll’ (Urban URBX 42)
Based on the rolling organ and brass (and “all right” rather than “yeah – wooo!”) from Lyn Collins’ ‘Think (About It)’ plus a scratched in “The R” from Eric B & Rakim, this Omar Santana remixed infectious rap jiggler is here in just its 114½bpm LP Version (Radio Edit), 114⅓-114-114⅓-114bpm Extended Version (Club Mix), acidically twittered 114¾bpm Deep House Mix, and chunkily broken down 114¾-0bpm Deep Dub Mix (which the UK label has confusingly and mistakenly titled the Hip Dub Mix).

RAZETTE: LAMYA sings ‘Ready 4 Love’ (Champion CHAMP 12-206)
The Raze ‘Break 4 Love’ answering breathy girl cooed and panted trotting tripper is here in its retitled 118⅘-0bpm 12″ (Radio) Mix, “touch me there – uhh!” muttering sexy 118⅘-118⅗bpm Sauna (In Heat) Mix, “je t’adore” muttering 118⅘-118½bpm French (Tickler), and 118⅖-118⅗bpm Mean Gene Edit.

ARTHUR BAKER AND THE BACKBEAT DISCIPLES ‘It’s Your Time’ (Breakout USAT 654)
Lavishly promoed as a previously detailed twinpack with seven mixes, this richly produced joltingly kicking bright Latin/house/freestyle canterer features Britain’s Shirley Lewis on main but by no means all vocals, commercially available at last being the (0-)119¼-0bpm NYC Vocal (although incongruously with a Cockney accented rap at first!), instrumental 118¾-0bpm Jazz Version and jerkily thumping (0-)118½bpm Peech Dub — however also about now are yet some more mixes, the Victor Simonelli & Lenny Dee of the Brooklyn Funk Essentials created 118½-0bpm tick tocking ‘Time’ alarm clock overlaid stuttery more acidic ‘It’s Your Time (Techno Vocal Remix)‘ (Breakout USAF 654) and 0-118½-0bpm Techno Dub Remix, flipped by the main (0-)119-0bpm NYC Vocal.

MAD MISSION ‘Energy’ (Greedy Beat Records 12 GREED 9, via Revolver)
Aggressively rapped jerkily jigging frenetic 128bpm wordy hip house flier repeatedly cutting in Aretha’s “I’m Mama Feelgood” on the SL1200s (in four mixes).

LEOTIS ‘On A Mission’ (US Mercury 422 828 188-1)
The soulful guy’s album sounds like something from the earlier Eighties given a modern swingbeat veneer, which is not unpleasant, with 98⅚bpm swingbeat adaptation of the Stairsteps’ Ooh Child’, jauntily loping 112⅘bpm ‘I Blame You‘, lazily weaving 88⅔bpm ‘Summer Love‘, pleasantly swaying 95½bpm ‘I Don’t Wanna Play‘, rolling P’funky 97⅔bpm ‘Slam‘, sinuously jittering 104⅔bpm ‘Who Loves You Better‘, smoochy 48⅔-97⅓bpm ‘Don’t Look For Magic’, romantic 76¼bpm ‘You Are My World’, while the 109⅓bpm title track is also separately 12-inched as the overly judderingly edited (0-)109⅓bpm rolling swingbeat ‘On A Mission (12″ Remix)‘ (US Mercury 872 923-1).

THE JACKSONS ‘Nothin (That Compares 2 U) (Extended Version)’ (Epic 654909 8)
LA & Babyface created, David Morales remixed, snappily smacking (0-)104⅔-104⅓-104½bpm jittery meandering swingbeat jolter strung out by many rhythm breaks, with a good bassily strolling totally different 106⅓bpm Bass World Dub, plus the Michael led pent up classic old 0-97-0bpm ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ as flip. What’s going to be even hotter is the (I think) Michael led title track from their new LP, ‘2300 Jackson Street‘, but unfortunately Epic haven’t managed to get that to me in time.

CANDI McKENZIE ‘Honesty’ (Cooltempo COOLX 186)
‘Sleep Talk’ modelled tugging bass and drums boomed jiggly meandering 0-107⅔-0bpm swingbeat-cum-garage lurcher, well wailed but a bit monotonous and oppressive, with a bumpier 107⅚bpm Dub.

DADZIE’S NEW IMAGE ‘Get You Girl (Extended Mix)’ (US Dadzie Records DZ5468)
Maryland recorded interesting huskily soulful guys and girls sung infectious jiggly go go-cum-swingbeat style 99⅔-99⅚bpm unhurried roller with pleasantly dated lush wailing and soaring harmonies (100-99⅚bpm Vocal edit and chorusing Instrumental too), recommended in brief some weeks back and still well worth checking.

CYBERTRON ‘The Deliverance (Rap Mix)’ (WA WAT5)
London born but Brooklyn raised veteran rap/scratch jock delivering a beefy bass driven fiercely volume pumping powerful if not by now fairly routine 120bpm hip house chugger, the plonking piano and rumbling percussion coming more to the fore in the flip’s so-called Jazz Mix.

CLEVELAND WATKISS ‘Spend Some Time (Extended Mix)’ (Urban URBX 40)
Coldcut remixed atmospheric jogging and weaving 88½-0bpm Bobby McFerrin-style mixture of grumbling vocal bass notes, scatting upper register swoops, reggae accented rap and tugging beats (closely followed by an unbilled 88½-0bpm Bonus Beats finale), flipped by a Simon Booth mixed blunderingly lurching raw 88bpm Acid Dub Improvisation and the original jerky 88bpm album version, all vocally superb but proving so far to be better selling than floor filling.

AL GREEN ‘As Long As We’re Together (Go Reverend Mix)’ (Breakout USAT 658)
Al B. Sure! & Kyle West remixed throbbing and booming strange not entirely appropriate hollow tapping and lurching 0-106⅙-0bpm pent up swingbeat jiggler — the US equivalent of straightjacketing soulful Al in a house mix here just to comply with market forces —flipped by a dubbier 0-106⅙-0bpm Sure! Groovin’ and cleaner 103⅙bpm Al B. Sure! Mix (due fully on June 6 but about on import already).


POP DANCE

MADONNA ‘Express Yourself (Non-Stop Express Mix)’ (Sire W2948T), her album’s Martha & The Vandellas-ish best dancer now emptied and stretched out in a bumpily loping 115½bpm Shep Pettibone remix with twittering stuttery details making up for the loss of momentum (marathon 115¾-115½bpm Stop + Go Dubs flip);

PAULA ABDUL ‘Forever Your Girl (12″ Version)’ (Siren SRNT 112), Keith Cohen remixed perky shrill smacking jiggly 0-120bpm US pop chart-topper, much brighter than the last one (of which a jaunty 112⅗-0pm ‘Straight Up (Kevin Saunderson Club Mix)‘ is on the flip), this being the far better commercial 12 inch version as for some reason it has only been promoed in a virtually instrumental 120bpm Ben Grosse & Kevin Saunderson remixed percussively wriggling jittery ‘Forever Your Girl (Saunderson – Grosse House Of Love Mix)‘ (Siren SRNX T12), more electro than techno, with an alternative squeakily vocal jerkily striding 0-120bpm Yo! Greg Dub Version flip — a big mistake, methinks;

RAIANA PAIGE ‘Open Your Heart (12″ Dance 1)’ (Sleeping Bag Records SBUK 10T, via Demix/Rough Trade), archetypal US aimed squeaky small voiced jittery latin hip hop-pop, full of busy 121bpm electro beats and flurrying percussion, not without lightweight charm;

MAUREEN ‘Don’t Fight The Music (Don’t Fight Mix)’ (The Dance Yard Recording Corporation YARD 17, via Spartan), Bomb The Bass’s ‘Say A Little Prayer’ singer soloing now on a vigorously cranking 124bpm catchy pop oriented house bounder with plonking piano and churning fast beats (in two mixes), co-penned by Raze’s programmer Erique Dial;

M ‘Pop Muzik (The 1989 Remix)’ (FreeStyle Records 12 FRS 1, via BMG), Robin Scott’s jauntily trotting Ian Dury-ish 1979 smash in a brand new (0-)111½bpm updated remix, still rooted in its original electronically lurching rhythm but with episodically spurting shifts of emphasis, the (0-)110bpm Original 12″ Release mix on the flip seeming quite flat now in comparison;

STEFAN DENNIS ‘Don’t It Make You Feel Good (The Dance Remix)’ (Sublime Records LIMETX 105), proving that ‘Neighbours’ actors can hit even without Stock Aitken Waterman’s help, a Russell McKenna & Tony Naylor created, Dave Roarty remixed innocuous jerkily jiggling 113⅗bpm trotter that’s gruffly but lightly and somewhat tentatively sung with much title line repetition;

KARYN WHITE ‘Superwoman’ (Warner Bros W2920T), soulfully over-wrought slow rolling 0-69bpm domestic lament about a wife’s all too human frailty, sure to strike a responsive chord with the female demographic at which it is targeted;

COLDCUT ‘My Telephone (Redial)’ (Ahead Of Our Time PLATE 7), clever but tedious and not particularly danceable (0-)110⅖-0bpm bumpy churner full of phonecall fragments, telephone bleeps, Big Bopper “hello baby” samples, bursts of Lisa Stansfield vocal and an overall Steinski flavour (not surprisingly as he actually supplied many of the spoken snippets), flipped by the new hip house-ishly bounding instrumental (0-)122-0bpm ‘Theme From Evil Eddy (Hedmaster Mix)‘ and percussion looping 122⅖bpm ‘Brake From Evil Eddy’;

LISA LISA AND CULT JAM ‘Little Jackie Wants To Be A Star (LP Version)’ (CBS 654781 8), Full Force created breathily small voiced jolting and spurting (0-)92bpm whispered and wailed jiggly strange jogger, quite original but not exactly made for dancefloors;

SHARPE & NUMAN ‘I’m On Automatic (12″ Remix)’ (Polydor PZ 43), Shakatak’s Bill Sharpe and Tubeway Army’s Gary Numan join forces again for a ‘Peter Gunn’-ishly chuggling116⅖bpm surging jiggler.


HI-NRG

GIBSON BROTHERS ‘Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) (89 Remix)’ (Debut DEBTX 3070), frantically high energised galloping 130¾-130½bpm Nigel Wright remix of the hoarsely hollered and chanted 1979 oldie, with the rollicking 129¼-128¾-128⅓-128¾-127⅔-128⅓-129½bpm original as flip;

BACCARA ‘Fantasy Boy’ (Loading Bay Records LBAY 4, via PRT), good value double sided import hits originally on German Bellaphon, the phonetically cooing Abba/Boney M-ish girls’ tunefully swaying 122bpm MoR trotter from last autumn being flipped by the more recent vocally similar though mildly galloping 0-128bpm ‘Touch Me‘ (this Selly Oak, Birmingham, record shop-based label is fast becoming one of the best Hi-NRG/Eurobeat outlets here);

PEOPLE LIKE US featuring Angie Gold ‘Resurrection’ (Passion PASH 12 90), pomp and ceremony organ chorded somewhat Spanish flavoured cantering 0-117⅓-0bpm thinly disguised song of hope for AIDS sufferers;

KEVIN MOORE ‘You Spin My World Around’ (Nightmare MARE 84), Ian Levine & Stephen Wagner created straightforward 129-0bpm Hi-NRG racer, effective in its simplicity;

JIGSAW ‘Strategy’ (Nightmare MARE 81), Levine & Wagner created old fashioned butchly chanted 125¼bpm jaunty canterer with some Bee Gee-ish falsetto chorus accents and stuttery chipmunk breaks;

EDDIE HOLMAN ‘Whatever Happened To Our Melody?’ (Nightmare MARE 91), brightly tuneful but horrid tinnily backed Levine & Wagner created scurrying frantic (0-)129½-0bpm galloper with a vocal by the veteran soulster that deserved far better;

BOBBY TAYLOR & THE VANCOUVERS ‘Do Unto Others’ (Nightmare MARE 82), disappointingly routine squeakily backed Levine/Gianatos/Wagner produced 131⅓bpm “Hi-NRG” galloper graced by a far superior soulful vocal by the Motown veteran.


REMIXES

YAZZ ‘Where Has All The Love Gone? (US Extended Remix)‘ (Big Life BLR8R), Yonne Taylor now has remixed not only this much better more smoothly rounded (0-)117-0-117-0bpm garage-ish treatment, pausing peacefully before a throbbingly percussive instrumental coda, but also the flip’s African flavoured odd jerkily wriggling 120-0bpm ‘Got To Share‘ and previously mentioned 123-0bpm ‘Stand Up For Your Love Rights (US Remix)’;

ABC ‘One Better World (Pickering Park Mix)‘ (Neutron NTXR 114), rather good drily bounding 122⅓-0bpm Mike Pickering & Graeme Park remix with busily ticking beats and sinewy bass, flipped by Blaze’s exciting gospel organ flurried more urgently thumping instrumental 0-121⅔bpm Organ Mix (and Percapella);

BURRELL ‘Put Your Trust In The Music (L.A.’S Dirty Beats Remix)‘ (10 Records TENR 264), another alternative pattering and chugging 120bpm Les Adams remake, purely for creative marketing purposes;

BABY FORD ‘Children Of The Revolution (Jeremy Healy Remix)‘ (Rhythm King BFORD 4R), monotonously percussive 118⅕-0bpm Jeremy (Haysi Fantaysi) Healy remix which rather misses the point as jocks were buying the original for its here still included though unremixed ‘Hi Mr Logan‘ flip;

BIZARRE INC. ‘It’s Time To Get Funky (Double Trouble Remix)‘ (Blue Chip ‘R&B’ BLUE C14RR), Atmosfear-less far too frantic (0-)130¼bpm groove destroying revamp by Double Trouble, less than essential.


THE CLUB CHART – May 27, 1989

01 01 I’M EVERY WOMAN (DANCIN’ DANNY D REMIX/ORIGINAL) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
02 02 LET IT ROLL Raze presents Doug Lazy, US Grove St. 12in/Champion promo/bootlegs
03 06 IT IS TIME TO GET FUNKY/TRANCE DANCE (12” JERSEY MIX/DUB TAKE #2) D Mob featuring LRS/Gary Haisman, ffrr 12in
04 03 THAT’S HOW I’M LIVING (MIXES)/THE CHIEF Toni Scott, Champion 12in
05 09 JUST KEEP ROCKIN’ (SK’OUSE/HIP HOUSE) Double Trouble & The Rebel MC, Desire 12in
06 15 BACK TO LIFE (CLUB MIX/JAM ON THE GROOVE) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in promo
07 08 TAKE SOME TIME OUT (REMIXES) Arnold Jarvis, Republic Records 12in
08 12 STILL WAITING (MIXES) Kechia Jenkins, Profile 12in
09 07 IT’S YOUR TIME (MIXES) Arthur Baker and the backbeat disciples, Breakout 12in
10 26 EVERY LITTLE STEP (EXTENDED/UPTOWN MIXES) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
11 05 AIN’T NOBODY BETTER (DETROIT’S BURNING/TECHNO TRIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
12 19 MY LOVE IS SO RAW (EXTENDED CLUB MIX)/I SECOND THAT EMOTION Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
13 04 KEEP ON MOVIN’/HAPPINESS (DUB)/BACK TO LIFE (ACAPPELLA) – JAZZIE’S GROOVE/FAIRPLAY/AFRICAN DANCE/DANCE/FEELING FREE (LIVE RAP) Soul II Soul, 10 Records LP
14 17 LET’S DANCE (HIP HOUSE/HIP HOP MIXES) Sweet Tee, US Profile 12in
15 16 TEARS (MIXES) Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie featuring Robert Owens, ffrr 12in pre-release
16 22 HELYOM HALIB (ACID ACID ACID/ACID MIX) Cappella, Music Man 12in
17 18 GET HIP TO THIS! (GET HIP OR GET LOST) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, RePublic Records 12in
18 41 LOOKING FOR A LOVE (CLUB MIX) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in pre-release
19 23 HEARTBREAKER (I CAN’T UNDERSTAND)/SALSA PARTY (MIXES) Mystique featuring Kid Valdez/Tina Gomez, RePublic Records 12in pre-release
20 21 JOY AND PAIN (REMIXES) Donna Allen, BCM Records 12in
21 11 LET ME SHOW YOU (MIXES) Tawanna Curry, RePublic Records 12in
22 27 WORK IT TO THE BONE (THE CLUBHOUSE MIX/UK REMIXES) LNR, Kool Kat 12in
23 42 WE GOT OUR OWN THANG (CLUB VERSION) Heavy D & The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
24 24 SHELTER/(VERSION/WICKY WACKY MIX) Circuit featuring Koffi, Collision 12in
25 13 WHO’S IN THE HOUSE The Beatmasters with Merlin, Rhythm King 12in
26 33 WOMEN BEAT THEIR MEN (MIXES) Voodoo Doll, US Breaking Bones Records 12in
27 71 HEY! HEY! CAN YOU RELATE? (MIXES) Mink featuring 2wice The Trouble, FON 12in promo
28 28 VOODOO RAY (ORIGINAL/RICKY ROUGE REMIXES) A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! 12in
29 34 MOVIN’, DOIN’ IT (YEAH) The Dynamic Guv’nors, Blapps! Records 12in EP
30 — DO IT TO THE CROWD Twin Hype, US Profile 12in/UK promo
31 44 ROXANNE’S ON A ROLL (REMIXES) The Real Roxanne, Urban 12in pre-release
32 31 RAP SUMMARY (LEAN ON ME)/WRATH OF KANE/RAW (REMIX) Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
33 43 (I’VE GOT YOUR) PLEASURE CONTROL (MIXES) Simon Harris featuring Lonnie Gordon, ffrr 12in pre-release
34 25 MAKE MY BODY ROCK (CLUB MIX SWEET/SUPREMELY CLUBBED) Jomanda, RCA 12in
35 70 DEFINITION OF A TRACK/DEFINITION OF A RAP/IN MOTION/THE RAP’S IN MOTION Precious, US Big Beat 12in
36 52 KEEP ON MOVIN’ (TEDDY RILEY’S RUBBA DUB/BONUS BEATS) Soul II Soul, US Virgin 12in
37 10 KEEP ON MOVIN’ (CLUB MIX) Soul II Soul (featuring Caron Wheeler), 10 Records 12in
38 29 DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL/SET YOUR BODY FREE/SECRETS OF THE MIND/PARADISE/AIN’T NOBODY BETTER/POWER OF PASSION Inner City, 10 Records LP
39 50 HARD CORE – HIP HOUSE (US REMIXES) Tyree, DJ International Records 12in
40 14 CALM DOWN (VERSIONS) Most Wanted, US The Fever 12in
41 83 DANCE FOR ME/WRATH OF MY MADNESS Queen Latifah, Gee St Recordings 12in
42 36 STAY (SLAMMING MIX) Silicon Chip featuring The Turntable Orchestra, BPM Records 12in
43 47 ALWAYS THERE CharVoni, Syncopate 12in
44 — GRANDPA’S PARTY (12” MUSIC/BEAT MIXES) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
45 81 GET HIP TO THIS (HOMEBOYS REVENGE/DJ DELIGHT) M-D-Emm featuring Nasih, Republic Records 12in
46 35 LOVE’S GOT 2 BE STRONG (MIXES) Keyman Edwards, Fourth & Broadway 12in
47 30 UH-UH OOH-OOH LOOK OUT (HERE IT COMES) (STEVE HURLEY’S HOUSE MIX/ARTHUR BAKER’S DANCE MIX) Roberta Flack, US Atlantic 12in
48 20 MY MYSELF AND I (RICHIE RICH REMIX)/JENIFA (TAUGHT ME) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
49 84 HONESTY Candi McKenzie, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
50 49 U + ME = LOVE (12” VERSION/TEN CITY REMIX) The Funky Worm, FON/WEA 12in
51 57 ONE BETTER WORLD (BLAZE’S GARAGE/CLUB MIXES) ABC, Neutron 12in
52 45 SISTER ROSA (12” REMIX/DUB VERSION) The Neville Brothers, Breakout 12in
53 55 I NEED A RHYTHM/GET IT UP/WHERE’S THE PARTY/IT’S IN THE GROOVE (NO GAMES)/PUMP IT UP (LET’S GROOVE)/SEX ON THE DANCE FLOOR/INCH BY INCH The 28th St. Crew, US Vendetta Records LP
54 32 EVERYBODY’S ON THE RUN (FREDDY BASTONE/NORMAN JAY MIXES)/LONG HOT SUMMER (89 MIX EXTENDED VERSION) The Style Council featuring Brian J Powell, Polydor 12in
55 68 STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
56 91 LET’S PLAY HOUSE (CLUB) Kraze, MCA Records 12in
57 80 IF I’M NOT YOUR LOVER (REMIXES) Al B. Sure! featuring Slick Rick, US Warner Bros/Uptown Records 12in
58 67 YOU’RE NOT RIGHT (MIXES) Velma Wright, Champion 12in
59 39 PLANET E (MIXES)/DANCIN’ MACHINE (ACID HOUSE REMIX) kc Flightt, RCA 12in
60 — DREAMING (VERSION TWO/INSTRUMENTAL/VERSION THREE) Pressure Point, Viceroy Records 12in white label
61 72 REAL LOVE (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley, MCA Records 12in
62 77 ALL OVER THE WORLD Chuck Jackson, Nightmare 12in
63 37 HUMANITY (CLUB MIX) The Biddu Orchestra, Trax 12in
64 97 SPEND SOME TIME (COLDCUT EXTENDED MIX) Cleveland Watkiss, Urban 12in
65 69 ROCK TO THE BEAT (STEVE WREN’S THE SLAMMER MIX) Lisa M, Jive 12in
66 — MANCHILD (THE OLD SCHOOL MIX) Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in
67 53 THE RED THE BLACK THE GREEN/DANCE, DANCE, DANCE The 45 King, US Tuff City 12in
68 40 LET’S GO (US MIXES) Fast Eddie, US DJ International Records 12in
69 54 I’LL BE THERE/IRRESISTIBLE/HEAVEN/OBJECTIVE Miles Jaye, US Island LP
70 66 THEY WANT MONEY (EXTENDED REMIX) Kool Moe Dee, US Jive 12in
71 46 RHYTHM IS THE MASTER/TIME TO RHYME DJ Chuck Chillout and Kool Chip, US Mercury 12in
72 63 TOGETHER/LETTER TO THE BETTER/(BONUS BEATS) Ace & Action³, US Prism 12in
73 re LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (VERSIONS) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
74 74 IT’S TIME TO GET FUNKY (ATMOSPHERE MIX) Bizarre Inc, Blue Chip “R&B” 12in
75 90 BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (DARKSIDE MIX/DJ BEATS) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam 12in
76 73 ON FIRE/FUNKY COLD MEDINA Tone Loc, Delicious Vinyl/Fourth & Broadway 12in
77 — ALL OUR LOVE/YOU’RE THE ONE/HOW YOU LIVIN’/REFLECTIONS/SHE’S SO COLD/THIS IS IT/HEADACHE/SEXY LOVE/THIS SONG IS FOR YOU Alton ‘Wokie’ Stewart, US Epic LP
78 — LOVE FEVER (SILK/UNDERGROUND/D TOWN MIXES) Culture Clash Dance Party, Jive 12in
79 — IN THE POCKET (HIP HOUSE MIX/HIP HOP MIX/HIP HOUSE DUB) The Dynamic Duo, US Nugroove 12in
80 — GOD ONLY KNOWS/SURVIVE (STATE OF MIND) State Of Mind, Big Life 12in mailing list promo
81 82 WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER (LOVE & UNITY REMIX) Illusion, Rumour Records 12in
82 — AS LONG AS WE’RE TOGETHER (GO REVEREND MIX) Al Green, US A&M 12in/Breakout promo
83 76 SOMEBODY IN THE HOUSE SAY YEAH! (MIXES)/A PASSING THOUGHT (12” REMIX) 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records 12in
84 re I CAN’T HIDE (VERSIONS) Taravhonty, 10 Records 12in
85 99= I NEED YOUR LOVE/ I NEED YOUR LOVE (TE QUIERO) June Montana, ffrr 12in
86 60 LET IT LOOSE (MIXES) Amy Jackson, BSBi 12in
87 re BLACK AND PROUD!/SKRUM (AND THEN SOME!) Dismasters, US Urban Rock Records 12in
88 75 THE RAGGAMUFFIN NUMBER Nomad featuring Daddy Harvey, Rumour Records 12in
89 — CHECK IT OUT (BAD BOY MIX/SAMPLE MIX/99 ST. MIX)/GET UP GET DOWN (HOUSE MIX/99 ST. PIANO MIX) The Lincoln Boys, US Dance Mania 12in
90 94 ON A MISSION/I BLAME YOU/OOH CHILD/SLAM/SUMMER LOVE/I DON’T WANNA PLAY Leotis, US Mercury LP
91 62 TALKIN’/TALKIN’ DUB The Mafia, BBH 12in white label
92 — THE REAL LIFE (HOUSE MIX) (VOCAL/INTERNATIONAL/HOUSE DUB PARTS 1&2&3) Corporation Of One with Mystique, US Smokin’ 12in
93 86 NOTHIN (THAT COMPARES 2 U) (EXTENDED VERSION/BASS WORLD DUB) The Jacksons, Epic 12in
94 61 FORGET THE GIRL (MIXES) Tony Terry, US Epic 12in
95 re GET UP, GET OUT/I WANT YOUR LOVE (THE DEDICATED MIX) Ralphi Rosario, US Hot Mix 5 Inc Records 12in
96 — EVERY LITTLE TIME (HIP HOP/7” EDIT)/NEW YORK/(DETROIT EXTENDED/NEW YORK JAMMIN’ BEAT) Kiara, Arista 12in promo twin-pack
97 59 PUT YOUR TRUST IN THE MUSIC (LES ADAMS GARAGE REMIX) Burrell, 10 Records 12in
98 93 THE TIME IS RIGHT (MIXES) Russell Patterson, US Jump Street 12in
99 98 TOUCH ME (TE QUIERO) (MIXES) New Blood, US Smokin’ 12in
100= — MAGIC SPELL (HOCUS POCUS MIX/INSTRUMENTAL/7” TRANCE) Lynch, US Capitol 12in
100= — BRAINS UNCHAINED/TALES FROM THE DARKSIDE/SLANG TEACHER/SO SIMPLE/CALL ME ON THE TELEPHONE/NOZY BODIES/WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BAIT/RAPPERS HAVE FEELINGS/GATOR POSSE/SMOOTH AS A VIOLIN Kings Of Pressure, US Next Plateau Records Inc LP
100= — ON THE CLUB TIP King Sun, US Zakia 12in/Profile promo

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