BEATS & PIECES
Pete Tong, it comes as no surprise to learn, has snapped up Lil Louis’ ‘French Kiss’ for ffrr release here! … RePublic Records picked up Raven Maize ‘Forever Together’, and will replace the import’s dubs with two brand new remixes … Fourth & Broadway, rather than BCM Records, have ended up winning NWA here … Huddersfield/Bradford DJ group the Unique 3’s limited local pressing (reviewed last year) of their acidic ‘The Theme’ has become the most eagerly sought and hottest dance hit in Newcastle upon Tyne specifically and up North generally, but now 10 Records, having signed the group, are getting them to re-record an acid-less new version for release in about five weeks … Champion meanwhile have been delaying release of Razette ‘Ready 4 Love’ until July 17 (which seems sad to me even if it is a political move), when Farley Jackmaster presents Precious Red ‘Think’ is now also due, Sybil ‘Don’t Make Me Over’ having been brought forward to next Monday (July 10) and Chubb Rock with Howie Tee ‘Ya Bad Chubbs’ put back until July 31 … ‘Do You Love What You Feel’ is indeed the next Inner City single, on July 17, in an odd hip house tempoed Mike ‘Hitman’ Wilson remix … Darren Ensom of the now obviously defunct Nite Shift promotion department at PRT wants to express through this column his sincere thanks to all the DJs who helped make the company’s distribution set-up so successful in the black music field … Bobby Brown, literally leaping from side to side of the stage when he wasn’t dry humping it, was crudely sexual (and crowd pleasing, despite poor sound) at Wembley Arena, his dancing being as excitingly intense as anticipated, but what really impressed was the way he boosted rap music, as if an ambassador for it, impersonating Doug E Fresh’s human beat box style, dancing to Big Daddy Kane and actually performing De La Soul’s ‘Me Myself And I’ … David Peaston’s hot import album (reviewed last week) is out here next week, ‘Introducing … David Peaston’ (Geffen Records K9242281), followed by his single on July 17, while also out next week is Ten City ‘Where Do We Go?’ (the Earl Young’s Revenge mix of which does indeed feature live drums by the self same legendary Trammps drummer) … Richie Rich’s album due on Gee Street next week has already been successfully preceded by a mailing list promo sampler containing its MC Rumble rapped strong P’funky 109⅗bpm ‘I Can Make You Dance’ title track, Sugar Bear rapped murky dull 101½bpm ‘Coming From London’, Sylvia multi-tracked jerkily tripping deep house 0-120bpm ‘Set Yourself Free’, and yet another subtle piano plinked (0-)120bpm remix of ‘Salsa House’ (not the one on ‘ffrr – Silver On Black’) … UK newies I have yet to review in full include the funky drummered (0-)116⅕bpm chunkily burbling jerky tense garage-ish The Blow Monkeys featuring Sylvia Tella ‘Choice?’ (RCA); sinuously soulful strolling Skipworth & Turner ‘Cash’ (Fourth & Broadway); Spanish guitar picked Balearic smash Koxo Club Band ‘Paradhouse (Remix)’ (CityBeat); Randy Muller created (and spiced up for the UK!) spine tingling girl squalled bubbly sparse shuffling Funk Deluxe ‘I Surrender’ (Tam Tam); Grace Jones ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’ based angry Brooklyn rap The Together Brothers ‘Movin’ On Up’ (Blue Chip); West Country DJ Simon Power created samples woven lively acidically striding wriggly Urban Nature ‘Get On The Floor!’ (Moles Records); samples studded slippery fast lurching hip house tempo The Moody Boys ‘First National Rapper’ (CityBeat); loosely produced fusion of some sk’ouse trappings with lots of Cliff Nobles & Co’s 1968 classic ‘The Horse’ instrumental Soul Brothers Inc ‘Ska Soul’ (Blue Chip); nasal Lisa Cousins crooned wriggly latin house Federal State ‘Deeper In Love’ (Warrior Records); newly remixed sinuous jiggly jogging Womack & Womack ‘MPB (Missin’ Persons Bureau)’ (Fourth & Broadway); Samantha Fox answering jerky fast rap Steady B ‘Nasty Girls’ (Jive) … Too Nice ‘I Git Minze’ has been re-edited here in new 119⅔bpm Extended and Single Versions (due July 31) to emphasise the catchy “say jump, jump, jump, jump” line … UK pressings of Boogie Down Productions ‘Why Is That?’ (Jive JIVE T 210), reviewed last week on import, are 95⅚bpm and replace ‘Who Protects Us From You?’ with the ragamuffin rap 88½bpm ‘Hip Hop Rules’ … Kool & The Gang ‘Raindrops’ will be speeded up by Blaze for UK release, with the import version as flip … ‘You’ve Got To Love Me’ is now the official title line of the ‘Can’t Mess Around’ track (crossed out on import labels) on the Intense ‘Garage Movement’ EP, this Sonja Rogers wailed bounder and at least also ‘Let The Rain Come Down’ having been picked up from it by Champion for UK release, although when that will be is anybody’s guess! … LA Mix featuring Jazzi P and MC Jammy Hammy travelled, as did many London based club pluggers, all the way to Newcastle upon Tyne’s Walkers last Tuesday after being led to believe that a black and soul awards night was being held there, which was far from the case, the industry figures practically outnumbering the 20 punters who had turned up (Fourth & Broadway had even had special videos made of Mica Paris and Will Downing just for the event) … ‘Sex Dwarf’ Adrian Allen, now known as ‘Little Chunky’ (short – the operative word – for ‘Chunky But Funky’!) has graduated on Metro FM sister station handles weekday 4.30-7pm drive time as well as Sunday’s 2-4pm soul slot … Bobby Bland, Johnnie Taylor, Denise LaSalle, Mosley & Johnson plus the Muscle Shoals Horns represent the Malaco all-star blues blast (unfortunately Little Milton had to withdraw) at London’s Hammersmith Odeon this Saturday (8), a must for soul traditionalists … Peabo Bryson together with Chapter 8 and Lavine Hudson will be at the same venue next Saturday (July 15) … Mark Moore and Tim Simenon are among the DJs who Stunn and Algonquin in Mayfair’s Horseshoe Yard every Thursday, when Eon Irving plus guests and live bands funk the nearby Wall Street in Bruton Place (calling it The Revolution, which was the club’s name back in the late Sixties) … Seth Gibbard’s serious hip hop night at Liverpool’s Mardi Gras is proving so serious it’s moved up to Friday now! … Pressure Zone PA at Rainham’s Berwick Mansions this Saturday (8) … Kev Brennan gets upfront Sundays at Preston’s Winckleys on the Square … Mike Shawe, spinning modern soul and boogie every Saturday at Bath’s Players (where Deli G and DJ Lynx from Smith & Mighty play Fridays), points out that Centre Field Assignment ‘Mi Casa’ is the house record sampled in Twin Hype ‘Do It To The Crowd’ … Top Billin’s first single through a Phonogram distribution deal will feature PP Arnold and be ‘My Thing’, with no ‘Set It Off’ connections now! … Big Shot have expanded into larger Toronto offices to become “a proper record company” … Viceroy Records seem likely to give Hardrock Soul Movement their own label, Dave VJ and Max LX calling themselves just Hardrock for hip hop and Soul Movement for street soul in future … Chad Jackson is also featured (if you can catch him amongst the fast cutting mayhem) in the LA Mix video, my own frighteningly close up cameo appearance unfortunately showing me to be as fat and tired as I felt, having been awake as usual for about 48 hours! … I’m outta here, BUT NOT FOR LONG!
TEDDY RILEY featuring GUY ‘My Fantasy (Extended Version)’ (US Motown MOT-4643)
Fast becoming a living legend for his swingbeat productions and now stepping out front, Teddy (the one without specs!) has remixed his group’s major contribution to the hot ‘Do The Right Thing’ soundtrack, an ‘Atomic Dog’-ishly starting, Bobby Byrd “I’m comin’” punctuated, at times Stevie Wonder accented, chunkily strutting 0-114⅖bpm infectious P’funky trotter, flipped by a more conversational (0-)114⅖bpm Rap Version and bumpy 114⅖bpm Bonus Beats. The identical UK pressing, due commercially July 24 (MCA Records MCAT 1353), is 0-114bpm with 113⅘bpm flip.
BOBBY BROWN ‘On Our Own (Extended Club Version)’ (MCA Records MCAT 1350)
Rush released, his ‘Ghostbusters II’ featured lurching here 102⅓bpm LA & Babyface created swingbeat jiggler is revealed as having a catchy wordless “ahh ahh wah-oh” backing harmony that really cuts through, the partly rapped lyrics actually mentioning “Ghostbusters” several times to commercial effect (102½bpm Radio Edit and Instrumental flip), so allied to his currently high profile it is sure to be big!
SHA-LOR ‘I’m In Love (Remix)’ (RCA D 003)
Originally a real “sleeper” as an import on the Gertie label, big in Manchester from last autumn but not hitting (then only modestly) The Club Chart until February, this now UK released and remixed steadily striding sparse haunting 121-0bpm garage tripper coolly crooned by Sharmelle and Lorrie — Sha-Lor, geddit? — would have hit again last week on promo sales way ahead of July 31 commercial release but I didn’t dare chart it in case anyone thought I was the only person who had a copy (heavy sarcasm directed at certain people who know who they are!), the UK remix seemingly re-edited from bits of the import’s Caught Up, Conservative and Sweat It Versions, with in fact the Conservative Version now retitled as the flip’s 120½bpm Classic mix and a new instrumental 120⅘bpm Harmonic Mix.
BEASTIE BOYS ‘Love American Style EP’ (US Capitol V-15483)
Preceding their long awaited and new label debuting ‘Paul’s Boutique’ LP is this four track EP, from which the shouting, spitting and scratching quite P’funky 103⅙bpm ‘Shake Your Rump’ and similar Roger/Zapp sampling 101⅚bpm ‘Hey Ladies‘ will be back-to-back on single next week, while on the EP (which should be available here at a UK price now in advance) also are their retitled respective dub versions, the funkily shuffling 103bpm ‘33% God‘ and 101⅚bpm ‘Dis Yourself In ’89 (Just Do It)‘. Without a trace of rock, they kick!
MILLI VANILLI ‘Blame It On The Rain’ (Cooltempo COOLX 180)
The simian duo deceptively seem to slow down from the swingbeat tempo that’s made them so big in the US but actually stay at much their usual speed for this electronically twittered smackingly intensifying (0-)97⅓bpm jiggly singalong swayer, sampling (just once) the title line from ‘Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head’ among other ear-tweaking shifts and stunts, with an alternative starker (0-)97½bpm AA-side mix (on promo anyway, commercial pressings being due next Monday).
COMPANY 2 ‘Tell It As it Is (PL Mix)’ (Tam Tam TTT 10, via Savage Records, 01-490 1210)
Volume pumpingly backed by a clever blend of familiar samples, Stepz (Lee Bennett) from Faze 1 and Ben Chapman’s fast rapping 123⅘-123⅗bpm hip house bounder (instrumental PA Version and short 123⅗bpm Bonus Beats too) is exploding on white label ahead of July 30 commercial release – as indeed appears to be much of the stuff reviewed this week.
AKASA ‘One Night In My Life (It’s Time)’ (WEA YZ405 SAM)
Although the Anglo-Asian trio consists of singer Sophiya with Jhalib on tabla and Clem on sitar, this Tim Simenon mixed 123⅗-123⅘bpm A-side of this instantly hot 33⅓rpm pre-release promo (due commercially July 24) is a throbbing instrumental with only a bit of tabla amidst the rototom percussion, ‘White Lines’-ish bass and Hashim “it’s time” samples which give the mix its subtitle, flipped by a vocal more ethnic bubbling 124-124⅕-0bpm Nectar Mix by Rok & Roj and English sung jiggly bright 124bpm Triple B Mix (presumably the eventual seven inch version) by producer Martyn Phillips.
N.W.A. ‘Express Yourself (Extended Mix)’ (US Ruthless Records VL7207)
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band’s 1970 street funk classic of the same name backs the Niggas With Attitudes’ (as N.W.A. stands for) jiggly lurching (0-)96⅙bpm rap, the catchiest and cleanest from their album, right in funky rare groove style, now 12-inched with its 96⅙bpm Bonus Beats, the aggressive (0-)102⅙-0-102⅙-0bpm ‘Straight Outta Compton (Extended Mix)’ and brand new ‘Tramp’-ishly jolting filthily funny 97⅓bpm ‘A Bitch Iz A Bitch’ (neither of the latter B-side pair being suitable for airplay – and how!).
TOO POETIC ‘Poetical Terror’ (US Tommy Boy/DNA International TB 930)
New York recorded drily rapped (sometimes with a hint of exaggerated Cockney ragamuffin accent) hip house-ish fast jitterer in acidic “drain” throbbed thwacking 118⅗-118⅘bpm Hype Vocal Mix, busier bass burbled 125⅕bpm Fullhouse Vocal and Too Instrumental Mixes, coupled by the wordily half-stepping ‘God Made Me Funky’ in funkily scratched 94⅔bpm Funky Vocal Mix, Marvin Gaye flavoured 98⅓bpm Funky Vocal Remix and Too Instrumental Mix, all rather interestingly different.
GINA FOSTER ‘Love Is A House’ (de/Construction Records PT 42748, via RCA)
Even more attractive in her video than the unflattering sleeve photo (if that doesn’t seem to sexist), London based Gina (sister of Ian Foster who was briefly on MCA) actually co-wrote this old US Black chart-topper for the Force MD’s, now far better in her own Leon Sylvers produced rendition, a gorgeous gently tugging and tapping 92¾bpm classy swirling sawyer – nothing to do with house music, it must be emphasised, despite its title! – flipped by the sultrily doodling 82½bpm ‘Take Me Away’ and mellow rolling 108bpm ‘One Kiss’, all of which suggest that her upcoming album will be a stylish affair.
MICHAEL JACKSON ‘Liberian Girl (Edit)’ (Epic 654947 8)
Always the track favoured by soul jocks when his ‘Bad’ album was new, this delicately whispered hesitant breathy surging slow 0-105/52½bpm attractive swayer is flipped in typically makeweight style by the now 10 years old, ‘Off The Wall’ culled, datedly thunderthumbed and disco strings squeaked 124½-124⅔bpm ‘Get On The Floor’, and Paul McCartney penned jerkily rolling 103-103⅓bpm ‘Girlfriend’.
ARTHUR BAKER AND THE BACKBEAT DISCIPLES ‘Talk It Over’ (Breakout USATDJ 655)
On five track 33⅓rpm promo, sure to be whittled down for commercial release, probably the Paul Simpson mixed Underground (B) Side’s attractively loping garage-ish 118-117⅘bpm US Underground Mix and piano plonked 117⅘-118bpm Paul Talkin’ Piano Mix sound stronger than Arthur’s own more jittery cramped 117⅗-0bpm Midnight Mix and 117⅗bpm Fred’s Talkin’ Piano Dub on the Club Side of this guys harmonised pleasantly tuneful ditty, included also in its looser 117⅗bpm Original Mix.
A MAN CALLED ADAM ‘Earthly Powers (Is It Real?)’ (Acid Jazz JAZID 15T)
Actually consisting of singer Sally Rodgers with (presumably) multi-instrumentalists Paul Daley and Steven Jones, the so-called “Abba of Acid Jazz” appear extremely accomplished on this Lonnie Liston Smith style smoothly orchestrated 0-122⅘-123-122⅘-123-122⅘-122⅗-0bpm percussion pattered atmospheric jazz-house fusion shuffler, with various flute, organ, trumpet, soprano sax and “strings” breaks, flipped by a more modern and sharply defined though still jazzy (0-)122⅘bpm ‘Techno Powers’ instrumental remix, worth checking.
SHAY JONES ‘Want Ya (Feeling/Filling The Need)’ (US No Labull Records NL3002)
On a label in the Chicago Trax stable, this Vince Lawrence produced good throatily soulful girl wailed jaunty bass chugged thumper is more garage than house, in 121⅗bpm Full Mix and starker dubwise piano jangled Half Full Mix, and less emphatically burbling 121⅘bpm A Different Mix.
VICTOR ROMEO featuring Leatrice Brown ‘Love Will Find A Way’ (Jack Trax JTX 29)
Belatedly out here after months bubbling on import, this sometimes rawly emoted rollingly chugging garage-type girl sung house burbler is in attractively slinky 120⅕bpm Club and more starkly thudding 0-120bpm Radio Mixes (mislabelled the wrong way round here, beware!), flipped by the Tyree Cooper mixed stuttering and twittering instrumental 123⅕bpm ‘Acid Rain (Rain Dance UK Mix)’.
JOHNSON DEAN featuring LINDA LAW ‘Somebody Somewhere’ (W.A.U. Recordings/Mr Modo WMS 007T, via Pinnacle)
A collaboration with producer Youth, Robert Johnson and Nathan Dean’s debut is a Lynda Law nagged muddily booming brassy 107½-107⅔-0bpm rhythms sampling rumbler that probably fits into a UK garage bag, in Black Country, Drumapella and Instrumental Mixes.
RALPHI ROSARIO ‘You Used To Hold Me’ (Jack Trax JTX 1)
Once again, the Xaviera Gold wailed and scolded, hi-hat hissed, monotonously thumping bounder is this time in its import originated 122⅗bpm Riviera Mix, previously UK issued 123bpm Kenny ‘Jammin’ Jason Mix and 122⅗bpm Mickey ‘Mixin’ Oliver Mix, plus – the plug track now – an all new more vigorous 0-122⅗bpm ’89 Remix.
MONIE LOVE ‘Grandpa’s Party (The Love II Love Remix)‘ (Cooltempo COOLXR 184), Jazzie B and Nellee Hooper of Soul II Soul’s vastly improved for more sharply churning 122½bpm remix really locomotes, better than the included original frantic 125bpm Music Mix, coupled by her fast talking old jiggly bubbling 109⅔bpm Fine Young Cannibals ‘I’ll Drive You Crazy’ rap;
MYSTIQUE featuring Tina Gomez ‘Salsa Party (Remix)’ (RePublic Records LICTOO9R), Shy Boys Mark Ryder and Dave Lee’s revamped even jollier Latin piano jangled, whistle blowing, 118⅗-119⅘bpms Sunburst and 119⅗-119⅕bpm Carnival Mixes now rightly get A-side billing above the also remixed “it’s, it’s over” chanting, bass pushed and organ choogled 119⅖-119⅗bpm Total Rage and 119⅗bpm Defined Mixes of Mystique featuring Kid Valdez’s ‘Heartbreaker (I Can’t Understand)’;
D MOB featuring LRS & DC Sarone ‘It Is Time To Get Funky (Casualty Mix)‘ (ffrr FXR 107), Dancin’ Danny D himself needed no outside help to make this ambulance sirens introed harder bass pushed chugging (0-)120bpm remix, flipped now for the first time by an 120bpm Casualty Instrumental;
FRANKIE KNUCKLES presents SATOSHI TOMIIE featuring Robert Owens ‘Tears (The Classic Remix)’ (ffrr FXR 108), David Morales’ percussively throbbing 121⅓bpm remix has a couple more new 121⅓-0bpm mixes as flip although only one Classic Remix Dub is labelled as appearing;
Kevin Saunderson presents KAOS ‘Definition Of Love (Original Mix)‘ (Kool Kat KOOL-T-504), not really a remix, as the actual Wayne Archbold Remix has now been replaced as A-side by the ‘Techno-1’ album’s original fumblingly thumping 0-121⅘bpm mix by Kevin Saunderson of apparently his wife’s wailing chunky techno throbber, flipped still by the (0-)123⅕-0bpm Master Reese Remix and 123-0bpm Juan’s Magic Techno Remix.
THE CLUB CHART – July 8, 1989
01 01 BACK TO LIFE (CLUB MIX/JAM ON THE GROOVE) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in
02 02 LET IT ROLL Raze presents Doug Lazy, Atlantic 12in/Champion promo
03 21 SAY NO GO (SAY NO DOPE MIX) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
04 08 FIGHT THE POWER (EXTENDED VERSION) Public Enemy, Motown 12in
05 04 GET LOOSE (MIXES) L.A. Mix featuring Jazzi P, Breakout 12in
06 06 DO IT TO THE CROWD Twin Hype, Profile 12in
07 12 FOREVER TOGETHER (MIXES) Raven Maize, US Quark 12in
08 10 WE GOT OUR OWN THANG (CLUB VERSION) Heavy D & The Boyz, US Uptown Records 12in
09 07 TEARS (CLASSIC VOCAL/INSTRUMENTAL) Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie, ffrr 12in
10 37 HEY BOY (12” CLUB/HOUSE/G-MAN MIXES) Tammy Lucas, RePublic Records 12in
11 03 IT IS TIME TO GET FUNKY D Mob featuring LRS, ffrr 12in
12 17 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (THE “PUMPED UP MIX”/ORIGINAL VERSION) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
13 29 DO THE RIGHT THING (MIXES) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, US Virgin 12in/10 Records promo
14 09 JUST KEEP ROCKIN’ (SK’OUSE/HIP HOUSE) Double Trouble & The Rebel MC, Desire 12in
15 35 AIN’T NOBODY (FRANKIE KNUCKLES’ LP REMIX/HALLUCINOGENIC VERSIONS) Rufus & Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
16 05 GRANDPA’S PARTY (12” MUSIC/BEAT MIXES) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
17 13 HEAVEN (CELESTIAL CLUB MIX) Miles Jaye, Fourth & Broadway 12in
18 11 LOOKING FOR A LOVE (CLUB MIX) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in
19 15 JOY AND PAIN (REMIXES) Donna Allen, BCM Records 12in
20 19 MENTAL Manic MC’s, RCA 12in white label
21 16 FRENCH KISS Lil Louis, US Diamond Records 12in
22 63 I CAN MAKE YOU DANCE/COMING FROM LONDON/SET YOURSELF FREE/SALSA HOUSE (THE REMIX) Richie Rich, Gee Street 12in mailing list promo
23 18 LET’S WORK (CLUB VERSION)/I CAN’T TAKE IT (CHEP’S DOWN) Casanovas Revenge, de/Construction Records 12in
24 33 TIMES ARE CHANGIN’ (EXTENDED MIX) Fred Fowler/STOMP (MOVE, JUMP, JACK YOUR BODY) K-Y-ZE, Cooltempo 12in promo
25 36 ON OUR OWN (EXTENDED CLUB VERSION) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
26 48 BUST A MOVE/GOT MORE RHYMES Young MC, Delicious Vinyl/Fourth & Broadway 12in
27 55 I NEED A RHYTHM/WHERE’S THE PARTY/PUMP IT UP (LET’S GROOVE)/IT’S IN THE GROOVE (NO GAMES) The 28th St. Crew, US Vendetta Records LP
28 49 VOODOO RAY (ORIGINAL/RICKY ROUGE REMIXES) A Guy Called Gerald, Rham! 12in
29 60 WOMEN BEAT THEIR MEN (MIXES) Voodoo Doll, Champion 12in
30 32 DEFINITION OF A TRACK/DEFINITION OF A RAP/THE RAP’S IN MOTION/IN MOTION Precious, US Big Beat 12in
31 45 I’M GLAD YOU CAME TO ME (CLUB MIX/DUB MIX) Bäs Noir, US Nugroove 12in
32 14 BLAME IT ON THE BASSLINE Norman Cook featuring MC Wildski, Go Beat 12in
33 28 FORGET THE GIRL (EXTENDED REMIX/MIDTOWN MIX) Tony Terry, Epic 12in
34 94 SALSA PARTY (SUNBURST/CARNIVAL MIXES)/HEARTBREAKER (I CAN’T UNDERSTAND) (TOTAL RAGE/DEFINED MIXES) Mystique featuring Tina Gomez/Kid Valdez, RePublic Records 12in
35 53 LIVIN’ IN THE GHETTO Down By Law, CityBeat 12in
36 40 BLAZIN’ Stardust/BEST PART OF ME Cynthia ‘Cookie’ Abrams/PLAY TO WIN Sharone/I AM SOMEBODY Jerry Edwards (‘Paradise Regained’), RePublic Records LP
37 31 TEARS (THE CLASSIC REMIXES) Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie, ffrr 12in
38 30 IN MOTION (MIXES) Precious, MCA Records 12in pre-release
39 51 THEY WANT MONEY (EXTENDED REMIX) Kool Moe Dee, Jive 12in
40 25 REFLECTIONS (STYLE 1 & 2/R & R INSTRUMENTAL) Dorothy, Cooltempo 12in
41 23 101 (THE REMIX/UPTOWN VERSION) Sheena Easton, MCA Records 12in
42 47 I DON’T MIND THE WAITING Omar, Kongo 12in
43 89 SKA TRAIN The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in promo
44 54 IT GETS NO ROUGHER/I’M THAT TYPE OF GUY LL Cool J, Def Jam 12in
45 74 KEEP ON TRYING (MIXES) Kicking Back, Submission 12in
46 75 DOOWUTCHYALIKE (PLAYHOWYALIKE MIX) Digital Underground, US Tommy Boy 12in
47 24 WORK IT TO THE BONE (THE CLUBHOUSE MIX/UK REMIXES) LNR, Kool Kat 12in
48 26 I’M EVERY WOMAN/AIN’T NOBODY/EYE TO EYE/SLOW DANCIN’ (REMIXES) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros LP
49 56 IT’S REAL (12” EXTENDED VERSION) James Ingram, Warner Bros 12in
50 78 TELL IT AS IT IS (PL MIX) Company 2, Tam Tam 12in white label pre-release
51 62 PAYBACK IS A BITCH (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND) (MIXES) Liz Torres, US Jive 12in
52 59 STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
53 42 GRANDPA’S PARTY (THE LOVE II LOVE REMIX) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
54 — SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (BLACK COUNTRY MIX) Johnson Dean featuring Lina Law, W.A.U./Mr Modo Recordings 12in
55 61 UH-UH OOH-OOH LOOK OUT (HERE IT COMES) (STEVE HURLEY’S HOUSE MIX) Roberta Flack, Atlantic 12in
56 39 ALL OVER THE WORLD Chuck Jackson, Nightmare 12in
57 73 (I’VE GOT YOUR) PLEASURE CONTROL (CLUB MIX) Simon Harris featuring Lonnie Gordon, ffrr 12in
58 — CHOICE? (LONG/“WOOH YEAH” MIX)/OH YEAH! (MUDDY WATERS) Blow Monkeys featuring Sylvia Tella, RCA 12in
59 — I’M IN LOVE (REMIX/CLASSIC/HARMONIC MIX) Sha-Lor, de/Construction Records 12in pre-release
60 99 EXPRESS YOURSELF (EXTENDED MIX) N.W.A., US Ruthless Records 12in
61 69 CONCRETE JUNGLE/GUNS OF THE BOOGIE DOWN/DON’T GIVE UP ON A DREAM/VANESSA DEL RIO Corporation Of One, Desire LP
62 — BANG BANG YOU’RE MINE (ROCK ME GENTLY)/(FULL VOCAL REMIX/INSTRUMENTAL/KID’S BUMPIN DUB) Bang The Party, Warriors Dance 12in
63 44 TWO WRONGS (DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT)/WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER/DON’T SAY NO/CAN I?/TONIGHT/TAKE ME NOW/GOD BLESS THE CHILD David Peaston, US Geffen Records LP
64 46 TWO WRONGS (DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT) (CLUB BODY MIX/ALMOST THERE – FAIRLY STRAIGHT) David Peaston, US Geffen Records 12in
65 38 LET ME SHOW YOU (MIXES) Tawanna Curry, RePublic Records 12in
66 — PARADHOUSE REMIX (GERMAN REMIX/ORIGINAL MIX/PIANO MIX) Koxo Club Band, CityBeat 12in
67 68 GUITARRA (ORIGINAL MIX) Raul featuring J. Bonell, Rhyme ‘n’ Reason Records 12in
68 27 ROXANNE’S ON A ROLL (MIXES) The Real Roxanne, Urban 12in
69 96 MY FANTASY (EXTENDED VERSION/RAP VERSION) Teddy Riley featuring Guy, US Motown 12in
70 20 HEARTBREAKER (I CAN’T UNDERSTAND)/SALSA PARTY (MIXES) Mystique featuring Kid Valdez/Tina Gomez, RePublic Records 12in
71 22 WHY (EXTENDED VERSION/INSTRUMENTAL) Carly Simon/Chic, WEA 12in
72 71 FRIENDS (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley with Eric B & Rakim, US MCA Records 12in
73 70 ALWAYS THERE (MIXES) CharVoni, Syncopate 12in
74 re LET THE RAIN COME DOWN/DOG A BASELINE/(CAN’T MESS AROUND) YOU’VE GOT TO LOVE ME Intense, US Ace Beat 12in EP
75 80 DREAMS OF SANTA ANNA/THE TEXICAN (CLUB MIXES) Orange Lemon, Champion 12in
76 72 LOVESTRUCK (STREETFUNK STYLE) (PARTS 1&2) Projection, Jam Today 12in
77 50 FIGHT THE POWER Public Enemy/MY FANTASY Teddy Riley featuring Guy/PARTY HEARTY EU/FEEL SO GOOD/PROVE TO ME Perri (‘Do The Right Thing’), US Motown LP
78 41 MORE BOUNCE/MOOD FOR LOVE/WE GOT OUR OWN THANG Heavy D & The Boyz, US Uptown Records LP
79 re I GIT MINZE (EXTENDED DANCE REMIX) Too Nice, US Arista 12in
80 — THINK (FARLEY’S MIXES) Farley Jackmaster presents Precious Red, Champion 12in mailing list promo
81 re I’LL BE THERE (MIXES) Joe Smooth featuring Mikkhiel, US DJ International Records 12in
82 100= REAL LIFE (HOUSE MIX aka HOUSE DUB PART 1) Corporation Of One, Desire 12in
83 65 IF I’M NOT YOUR LOVER (REMIXES) Al B. Sure! featuring Slick Rick, Warner Bros/Uptown Records 12in
84 92 DON’T MAKE ME OVER/(DUB MIX) Sybil, Champion 12in mailing list promo
85 — BLACK IS BACK/INSTRUMENTAL/YOUR ARM’S TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD/INSTRUMENTAL Lakim Shabazz, US Tuff City 12in
86 — DAZZLE YOU (THE SOUND SYSTEM MIX/ORIGINAL VERSION)/I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE (TROUBLE MIX) Dazzle, Jam Today 12in
87 — I FEEL LIKE LOVE 2 NITE (CLUB MIX) Miles Ahead, Running Note 12in mailing list promo
88 — LOVE IS A HOUSE/TAKE ME AWAY Gina Foster, de/Construction Records 12in
89 re ILLUSION/R-THEME (MIXES) R. Tyme, Kool Kat 12in
90 95 LOVE’S TAKING OVER (DAVID MORALES SENSITIVE MIX) Imagination, RCA 12in
91 82 LET’S PLAY HOUSE (CLUB) Kraze, MCA Records 12in
92 83 ON THE CLUB TIP King Sun, Profile 12in
93 re STAY (THE JULIAN JONAH REMIX)/STRESS THE BLACK (THE RAGGAMUFFIN HIPHOUSE MIX) Silicon Chip, BPM Records 12in
94 — ROCK MY RHYME/POWERHOUSE Jailbreak, Catt 12in mailing list promo
95 52 EVERY LITTLE TIME (HIP HOP/DETROIT) Kiara, Arista 12in promo twin-pack
96 re ROCK THE HOUSE (CLUB MIX) Nicole, US Oceana 12in
97 84 WHERE DO WE GO? (US REMIXES) Ten City, US Atlantic 12in
98 — GIVE ME ENERGY (MIXES) Pink Noise, US Fourth Floor Records 12in
99 — THE BASSLINE II/10:40/A.M.A.D.D. RIOT/KICKING ASS-IDS/KAMIKAZE House Syndicate, US Breaking Bones Records 12in
100 — DEFINITION OF LOVE (ORIGINAL MIX) Kevin Saunderson presents Kaos, Kool Kat 12in
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I note with interest that James describes Johnson Dean/Linda Law’s ‘Somebody Somewhere’ as “UK garage” – an unexpected, if accidental, first mention!