BEATS & PIECES
BMG Records’ dance music supremo Eddie ‘Respect’ Gordon, counting his chickens before they were hatched, was so confident his Dancing In The Streets promotion department would pull off a claimed first last week in charting three dance singles straight into the top 40 (Black Box and Lisa Stansfield made it, in the event, but unfortunately the Manic MCs let him down!) that he pre-announced the anticipated feat by explaining the strategy behind it, saying he deliberately released all three records right at the end of a month, as in the past he has scheduled the gigs he promotes, because that is when he knows his target audience has just got paid — oh well, better luck next time Eddie, if by then some other marketing men haven’t beaten you to success with the same strategy! … Manic MCs’ commercial 12 inch of ‘Mental’ (RCA PT 43038), on full examination, proves to include the Sara Carlson featuring 0-119.2-119-0bpm Full Italian Job detailed last week, plus the instrumental 0-118.8-118.6bpm Full Climax (which appears to be the version previously promoed as The Final Climax) and what seems to be a new 0-119bpm Totally Instrumental (rather than the promoed ‘Blowing Mental’, although trumpet-led act Blow is credited as appearing) — the original white labelled version, the first of now three on vinyl, has so far remained the one in most DJs’ chart returns … Lisa Stansfield ‘This Is The Right Time’ on commercial 12 inch (Arista 612 517), with Mark Saunders’ Extended Version as A-side after all and Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh’s Miles Ahead Mix on the B-side now, is flipped also by the Ian Devaney & Andy Morris created jiggly jogging soulful swingbeat-ish 99.83bpm ‘Affection‘, getting attention in its own right … BRMB presenter Nicky Steele’s recently launched discotheque agency is looking for high quality DJs, mobiles and roadshows of all types to cope with the upmarket bookings that are apparently flooding in, and has arranged a midday meeting on Sunday, September 3, for interested jocks in Birmingham at Kitts Green’s Macadown — however, advance details and applications for CV forms can be had from Nicky Steele Discotheques, 42 Sandbourne Drive, Valley Gardens, Bewdley, Worcester-shire DY12 1BN (0299-400852, speak to Brian) … Gary Hickson, long a regular chart contributor, hadn’t been heard from for a while but with good reason as he now tells us — last October he started presenting a widely (and well) received upfront black music show every Sunday 5-6.30pm on BBC Radio Lancashire, reaching from North Wales and Cheshire right up to South Cumbria on 103.9/104.5/95.5FM … ‘Free At Last’, the amazing “free James Brown” hip house single by Farley Jackmaster Funk & The Hip House Syndicate, is now revealed as featuring such Chicago rappers as MC L Rock, MC Roam, MC Taco, MC Mean, MC Zone, Kid Deaf, Precious Red and indeed MC Farley … Tam Tam have picked up the Dynamic Duo ‘In The Pocket‘ for early September UK release, and are due to reissue Silver Bullet ‘Bring Forth The Guillotine’ in a new Ben Chapman remix … Paul Johnson has exclusive one-off 8.45pm showcase on Thursday (August 17) at Soho’s Borderline (behind Foyles off the Charing Cross Road) … Birmingham’s 17-years-old Sha Sha, whose Soul II Soul-style ‘Lies’ hit The Club Chart on DJ plays alone, is going to be a busy girl this Friday (18) doing PAs around the West Midlands at 10.30pm in Stone’s Chads Nightspot (Stone Manor, near Kidderminster), at 11.30pm in Dudley’s Goldsmiths Nightclub, and at 1am in Small Heath’s The Porsche Club … Richie Rich cuts and spins live this Friday (18) at Brighton’s Zap Club and Saturday (19) at Brixton’s Fridge, with Obsession and MC Rumble … Funtopia featuring Jimi Polo guest at Paul Oakenfold’s weekly Land Of Oz night next Monday (21) at London Charing Cross’s Heaven … £5 advance tickets are now available (from Martin Smith at the venue) for the second Great Yarmouth Beach Ball Alldayer on Sunday, August 27 at Tiffanys, Marine Parade, Gt. Yarmouth, Norfolk NR30 2EW — when you realise the line-up includes Jeff Young, Chris Hill, Pete Tong, Tim Westwood, Chrissie Jackson. Eddie Gordon, DJ Richie, Chris ‘Charlie’ Brown and Richard (of Richard’s Parties) plus Alisha Warren and other PAs, you’ll understand why tickets are worth getting in advance … John Morris presents another of the revamped Caister Soul & Dance Weekends (the 24th if you count the original events actually at Caister) on October 13/14/15 at Gt. Yarmouth’s Vauxhall Holiday Park, featuring Inner City, Leon Ware and Lew Kirton live plus DJs including Bob Jones, Colin Hudd, Trevor Fung, Bob Masters, Simon Dunmore, Norman Jay, Bob Cosby, Gary Dennis, Paul Clark, Tony Fernandez, Chris ‘Charlie’ Brown and Doug Osborne — £49 tickets (£19 deposit) from Caister Weekend, PO Box 334, London N14 (01-367 9118) … DJ Anthony Squiggle is trying to establish a soul/funk/house Monday night at Cheltenham’s Swifts … Cry Sisco!, publicity stories about the act being a group from Paris notwithstanding, would appear to be veteran writer/producer/performer Barry Blue on his own — at least, it’s he who has been doing PAs, wearing a monk’s habit! … Jazz & The Brothers Grimm’s hot remake of Coffee’s ‘Casanova’ is finally out fully, and was in fact bubbling under the Gallup chart at number 106 last week despite oddly neither radio play nor support from the best known “big name” jocks … Gene Griffin apparently is Teddy Riley’s step-father, which doubtless explains their close working relationship … Ian Levine is launching a new Motor City label to separate all his recordings of ex-Motown artistes from his Nightmare label, so that they don’t suffer (as arguably Chuck Jackson did) from the Hi-NRG stigma of the latter logo — the first release will be by Billy Griffin … Frankie Knuckles Presents ‘Your Love’ (US Trax Records TX 150), the uncredited Jamie Principle muttered moody percolating tinkled 117bpm semi-instrumental chugger that suddenly and unexpectedly re-entered The Club Chart last week (it’s apparently big with the sort of jocks who are also playing William Orbit), first charted in November 1987 when it was (and still is) the flip of the fast 132-132.5-0bpm version of ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ — which you may recall was one of the forms in which this originally reached vinyl … The Club Chart last week was compiled from fewer DJs’ returns than the week before, in fact from more like the usual amount, with the result that (for example) the Beatmasters’ single had exactly the same number of chart points both weeks yet climbed from 41 to 29 — had there been room on the page, R. Tyme ‘Illusion’ should have been a re-entry at 100=, while breakers bubbling under the 100 included Judy Torres ‘Love Story‘ (Profile), Bora Bora ‘Jealousy‘ (US BR Records), Rhythim Is Rhythim ‘Beyond The Dance‘ (US Transmat), Viola Wills ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now (Les Adams Remakes)’ (Music Man), Sandee ‘Notice Me (Notice The House Mix)‘ (Ton Son Ton/US The Fever), Lil Louis ‘French Kiss (Re-Layed)‘ (ffrr), Bang-The Party ‘Bang-Bang-You’re Mine‘ (Warriors Dance), Elle ‘Give It To Me’ (Rham!), Toni Scott ‘That’s How I’m Living (1989 Remix)‘ (Champion), Biddu Orchestra ‘Foundation Of Love‘ (Trax), Queen Latifah ‘Princess Of The Posse (Ultimatum Remix)’ (Gee St), Working Week ‘Eldorado‘ (10 Records) … Dorset, and ultimately Weymouth, is where I found the sun last week after tearing myself away from my time wasting word processor — BUT NOT FOR LONG!
JOLLY ROGER featuring E-MIX ‘Why Can’t We Live Together’ (Desire WANT X17, via Pacific)
Danny Rampling was the other trend setting jock who recently revived this classic Timmy Thomas tune, via his remix of the old Illusion remake, followed now though by ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards from Milton Keynes with his very own remake, sung by the gruffly soulful E-Mix of the Family Quest MCs over a gently undulating and subtly reggae-ish throbbing 114.8-115.2-114.8-115bpm (Evil Ed’s Dubby Club too), flipped by the samples patched, basslines and drumrolls driven (plus vocal noises from the likes of Sly & The Family Stone ‘Dance To The Music’), instrumental 126-0bpm ‘Ulysses (Theme From Coldcut)’ and its alternative 124bpm ‘Ulysses (The Groove)‘.
ARETHA & WHITNEY ‘It Isn’t, It Wasn’t, It Ain’t Never Gonna Be’ Arista 612 545)
Even better than anticipated, the Misses Franklin & Houston’s gloriously whomping and romping duet has been remixed by not only Robert Clivilles & David Cole but also by the ubiquitous Teddy Riley (& Gene Griffin), Teddy obviously whipping up a swingbeat jitter in his main A-side (0-)115.4bpm Extended Remix and harder (0-)115.4bpm Hip Hop Mix, while Clivilles & Cole keep things jiggly if more garage-ish in their (0-)117.33bpm After Hours Club Mix and striding 117.2bpm House Mix. Four strong mixes, two wailing ladies, one big hit!
STEVE “SILK” HURLEY ‘Work It Out Compilation’ (Atlantic 782 003-1)
Actually featuring in the main other artistes produced by Steve, this album of all new material has his own solo surprisingly swingbeat-style though go go-based terrifically jaunty 112bpm ‘A Bit Of Jazz’, the already promoed (and now US 12-inched) STEVE “SILK” HURLEY FEATURING M.DOC credited jerkily lurching powerful 123bpm ‘Work It Out‘, RISSE (a girl) nagged strong fluidly pumping 123.4-0bpm ‘Love Baby‘ and untidy Aretha reviving 119.8-0bpm ‘Chain Of Fools‘, JACKSON & MOORE (vigorous soulful guys) wailed jittery bounding 123.83-0bpm ‘Think!‘ — no, its a new song! — and jerkily jangling 119.5bpm Can’t Let Go’, and JAMIE PRINCIPLE muttered moody cool twittery loping (0-)121-0bpm ‘Cold World‘ and similar breathy 122-0bpm ‘Drive Me‘.
BÄS NOIR ‘I’m Glad You Came To Me (Club Mix)’ (10 Records TENX 282)
Not so much Roy Ayers as Herbie Hancock/ Quincy Jones-ish in its late Seventies influences, I now realise on closer examination, this Ronald Burrell-created jerky staccato Mary Ridley and Marie Bivins cooed and wailed 0-121.6-0bpm jazz-funk/house fusing leaper is proving to be an enduring catchy grower, with a freakier flanged and phased Dub Mix and (0-)121.6bpm Radio Edit too.
Paul Simpson presents SIMPHONIA ‘Can’t Get Over Your Love’ (RePublic Records LICT 028)
Reviving one of his pseudonyms, last used in 1986 for some releases on Atlantic, Paul features grittily wailing Carmen Brown and the Vince Montana-ish vibes of Boyd Jarvis on this DJs pleasing but rather formlessly rambling garage shuffler, much stronger actually in its beefily instrumental self explanatory 120.8bpm Boyd Jarvis Vibes Mix and the tighter 119bpm Radio Mix than the A-side’s 120-119.8-119.6bpm Full Club Mix.
FAX YOURSELF ‘Sunshine 89’ (AVM/Sound Of Belgium SOB 12/7, via Spartan)
The Eddy Grant-originated Rockers Revenge ‘Walking On Sunshine’ classic in its hot if slightly pedestrian modern Belgian remake is here 122bpm in its cheerfully clomping, chanting, stuttering and twittering Extended Mix, drier Original 12″ Mix and sharper Radio Mix, coupled also by the unrelated jittery instrumental 123bpm ‘Techno Jam‘ (nothing to do with Detroit!).
BIG DADDY KANE ‘Smooth Operator’ (US Cold Chillin’ 0-21281)
Although excellent and the A-side, this Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’ bass-lined and Mohawks ‘Champ’ organ sampling (among other sneaky snippets) soulfully spoken rather than rapped 92.66bpm rolling jogger (92.51bpm Dub) has inevitably been overshadowed — hopefully not for long — by the flip’s shuffling bass chugged and Karyn White “ooh” sampling 116.66bpm ‘Warm It Up, Kane‘ (Dub too), mainly because it’s the “fast” side.
E-ZEE POSSE ‘Everything Begins With An “E”‘ (More Protein PROTX 112, via Virgin)
A relative stiff when first out in March but snapped up now following the increased pop orientation of trendy jocks, this yowling Jimi Hendrix guitar introed then squeakily gurgling Caron (MC Kinky) Geary ragamuffin-ishly rapped bumpily jolting 0-119.8bpm jaunty Euro-type chugger (in fact co-created by Haysi Fantayzee’s Jeremy Healy) has been coupled on this week’s brand new re-pressing by a guitar-less more starkly thudding still 0-119.8bpm The Sir Frederick Leighton Remix (oh, very arty!).
GINA FOSTER ‘Love Is A House (Remix)’ (de/Construction PT 43074)
Previously pleasant but now superb, this Leon Sylvers III produced belated version of the English girl’s own co-penned song — a US smash for the Force MDs some time back — has been given a sultrier Soul II Soul flavour by Joe Dworniak’s chunkily rolling 92.5bpm remix (still flipped by the 82.4bpm ‘Take Me Away’ and 108bpm One Kiss’), hopefully this time around a proper hit.
VARIOUS ARTISTS ‘Black Havana’ (US Capitol CI-90923)
Also due out here imminently on Syncopate, this Kenny Ortiz masterminded “dance compilation” album has the Mantronik created sizzling, sampling, scratching and chanting 120bpm hip house SOUND FACTORY ‘Cuban Gigolo’, self created powerful jittery jumping 120.6bpm “ragamuffin in house fashion” KEITH THOMPSON ‘Can’t Take It‘, Larry Heard created sweetly orchestrated (0-)114.66bpm gentle instrumental TRIO ZERO ‘Twilight‘, Charlie Dee Diaz created T-Connection percussion sampling fierce 0-124-0-103.75-124bpm house then rap then house CROWD CONTROL ‘Throw ‘Em The Chicken‘, self created attractive 110.33bpm rap introed jiggly swaying soulful GLENN “SWEETY G” TOBY ‘Somebody To Love Me‘, Aldo Marin & Benji Candelario created 0-124.4-0bpm bubbly Brazilian/Middle Eastern combining 3 BIG MEN ‘Happy‘ and the same act’s 124.4bpm hollow jiggly ‘The Time Is Now For Action‘, Warren Doris produced painfully flat girls sung 121.6bpm at times ‘Soul Makossa’-ish MADAGASCAR ‘Like This Like That‘, Short & Sweet created dull 0-93.33bpm slow jolting VICE VERSA ‘Do It Steady‘, plus the already UK-released Blaze mixed vigorously bounding 118.66bpm girls wailed CHARVONI ‘Always There‘.
WESTBAM ‘and Party’ (German Low Spirit Recordings/Polydor 889 477-1)
Germany’s sometime mixing champion, the Westphalian DJ’s latest creation is a familiar jaunty samples woven strong if repetitive 122.8-0bpm catchy pop-house jiggler in Extended Club and 7″ Mixes of a perhaps even better percussion pattered less busy differently titled ‘and Conga‘ Extended Dub Mix, worth checking.
LIL LOUIS ‘French Kiss (Re-Layed)’ (ffrr FXR 115)
As warned, here are the vocal remixes, the (0-)123.2-123.4-0-123.6-0bpm “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Vocal Mix being usefully wailed by plaintive Pasquale (a girl), while the (0-)122.8-123-123.2-123-0-123-123.2-0bpm “Back Up Your Conversation Mix” features bursts of seductive chat by husky Lil Louis himself and French muttering Alia Ammar.
BIG LOUIS ‘French Kiss’ (Living Beat Records SCAM 1)
Cheekily confusing though not that similar and much shorter (0-)123-0-123-0bpm cover version by Simon Harris, in Club and Vocal Mixes with 122.8bpm Bonus Beats and the central orgasmic Come-A-Pella.
HONESTY 69 ‘French Kiss’ (German BCM Records 12306)
A rather more accurate efficiently straightforward German cover version in its (0-)123.75-0-123.5-0bpm Hot Version, flipped by usefully differing (0-)123.6-0-123.6-0bpm Triple “M” Mix and (0-)123.75-0bpm Diamond Mix variations, already briefly in The Club Chart on sales reaction the week it came in.
RUBIX ‘Desiderio Latino’ (Italian Discomagic TECHNO 12.55)
And now the Italian adaptation of ‘French Kiss’, short and only abruptly pausing with rather more female chat then actual groaning, in (0-)122.7-0-122.7-0bpm Italian and Latin Versions, forbidden for sale to minors under the age of 18 — but that may be because the label features a provocatively naked bottom!
MR. FINGERS ‘Frenck Kiss (Re-Remix)’ (Easy Dance Records LR-02)
Deliberately mis-spelt, this (very badly) UK pressed smackingly chugging 122.6-0-80-122.6bpm ‘French Kiss’ adaptation is another that has actually even more Italian female chat but also its fair share of orgasmic groaning, making it a useful alternative, flipped by a classical music introed then noisy synth chords and chanting overdubbed even wilder 122.8bpm so-called Slow version.
MAN MACHINE ‘Man Machine (Cybernetik Intervention)’ (Rhythm King MMAN 1T)
Possibly still only on promo, this ultra-commercial ’19’ meets ‘Stakker’-type 125.4bpm twittering electro/acid instrumental could be a pop smash (alternative 125.4-0bpm Automatik Elektronik flip).
CIRCUIT (featuring Chris Patrick) ‘Stand For Nothing’ (Collision 12CIR 2)
Presumably another Jolley Harris Jolley creation, this sinuously soulful sparse “pshta pshta”-ed 120bpm deep house-ish ticker is flipped by unlabelled (on promo) 119.8-120bpm alternative vocal and instrumental versions.
DIZZI HEIGHTS ‘Gangster Boogie’ (Viceroy Records 12 VICE 3, via RCA/BMG)
The rapping dreadlocked London hairdresser’s fruity brass and organ backed catchy simple jerky jiggler has been remixed by Hardrock Soul Movement, but on information lacking white label there’s no knowing the names of the different mixes, 118.4bpm, 0-120.8bpm, 120.4bpm and 0-120.4bpm listed in order on A and B-sides, all good.
LIZA MINNELLI ‘Losing My Mind (Extended Remix)’ (Epic ZEET 1), sounding predictably like the Pet Shop Boys (& Julian Mendelsohn) production that it is, a sultrily breathy unhurriedly swaying but percussively rattled and thumped (0-)119.8-0-119.8-0bpm treatment of Stephen Sondheim’s song from the ill fated 1971 musical ‘Follies’;
LAID BACK ‘White Horse ’89 (White House Mix)’ (Sire W2836T), exciting samples studded and woven (0-)123.2-123.4-123.6-123.8bpm total revamp by Martin Boer of the Danish 1984 hit, with an alternative though similar (0-)123.2-123.4- 123.6bpm Dance Mix and the slinkily undulating Yello-ish 122.8bpm Original Mix;
MADONNA ‘Cherish (Extended Version)’ (Sire W2883T), Tiffany (and other adolescent pretenders)-like plaintively pitched swirling little 131.75bpm trotter, not the Association’s old song, pleasant enough without necessarily being one of her major hits;
CHERRY ‘Magic Holiday (Riviera Mix)’ (Sublime Records LIMET 107), Pete Hammond remixed so PWL-style but in fact Milan recorded routine clompingly chugging 120bpm formula “jaunty” Eurodisco by an Italian girl, far removed though from the fashionable Italo-disco cutting edge;
KARL DENVER MEETS PICKERING AND PARK ‘Wimoweh 1989’ (Factory FAC 228), bizarre jittery thumping 130bpm remake by Mike Pickering & Graeme Park of yodelling Karl’s African chanted 1962 hit, the same tune as ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ now becoming blandly bubbling pop-house:
Sa-FIRE ‘Gonna Make It’ (Mercury MRX 298), plaintive girl squawked jittery Latin hip hop in Freddy Bastone’s 0-116.6bpm Lower East Side and tighter 0-116.6-116.4bpm Feeling The Bronx Freestyle Mixes, flipped by the Latin Rascals’ 114.4bpm Hip Hop edit and different lethargically lurching 114.4-1146-0bpm Rascals Club House Mixes;
JADE 4 U ‘Rock It To The Bone (The Fantasy)’ (House Records AS 8901 R), Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh remixed slow to get going, bass bumped then at last thumpingly bounding 122-0-122-0bpm deep house instrumental (with a midway pause) from Belgium, flipped by their girl chorussed more twittery (0-)122-122.2bpm The Reality mix (with backspinning scratches midway);
TECHNOTRONIC featuring Felly ‘Pump Up The Jam’ (Swanyard Records Limited SYRT 4, via RCA/BMG), fairly clichéd Todd Terry-type chords backed but breezy simple 124.2-124.4-124.6bpm Belgian hip house-ish chugger reputedly big in New York, with a “make my day” refrain that’s catchier than the much repeated title;
JESUS LOVES YOU ‘After The Love (10 Glorious Years Mix)’ (Virgin PROT 212), sounding like Boy George in disguise (which it probably is), a mysteriously promoed huskily breathed lightly throbbing (0-)118.6-0bpm chugger with an inspirational atmosphere (except the chorus is a negative “after the love has gone, how can we carry on”);
PAUL McCARTNEY ‘This One’ (Parlophone I2FtX 6223), typical jerkily whimsical (0-)106-105.8bpm pop, flipped now by the previously promoed (on anonymous white label) thundering jittery pseudo-funk 120bpm ‘Good Sign‘ — meanwhile, we still await his much publicised Continental disco hit, ‘Ou Est Le Soleil?‘
THE CLUB CHART – August 19, 1989
Due to a James Hamilton beyond our control we are unable to bring you this week’s Club Chart. We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to resume normal service as soon as possible.
[This week’s chart has been constructed using information supplied in the following week’s Beats & Pieces.]
01 01 FRENCH KISS/WARGAMES (REMIX) Lil Louis, ffrr 12in
02 06 RIDE ON TIME (MIXES) Black Box, de/Construction 12in
03 02 FOREVER TOGETHER (FOREVER UNITED/SCAT THIS/AMAZIN’ N.Y./FREEDOM MIXES) Raven Maize, RePublic Records 12in
04 08 WARNING (HIGH ON HOPE/ZANZIBAR MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
05 11 THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME (MIXES) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
06 05 LET IT ROLL Doug Lazy, Atlantic 12in
07 07 I NEED A RHYTHM (VOCAL CLUB MIX/DUBS) The 28th St. Crew, Breakout 12in
08 34 CAN’T GET OVER YOUR LOVE (FULL CLUB MIX/BOYD JARVIS VIBES MIX/RADIO MIX) Paul Simpson presents Simphonia, Republic Records 12in pre-release
09 75 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ (THE JAZZIE B & NELLEE HOOPER REMIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
10 14 NUMERO UNO (MIXES) Starlight, CityBeat 12in
11 32 TOUCH ME (MIXES) Alisha Warren RCA 12in
12 03 BACK TO LIFE (CLUB MIX) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in
13 16 I’M GLAD YOU CAME TO ME (CLUB MIX/DUB MIX) Bäs Noir, 10 Records 12in
14 29 SKA TRAIN/HEY DJ I CAN’T DANCE TO THAT MUSIC YOU’RE PLAYING The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
15 04 SAY NO GO (SAY NO DOPE MIX) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
16 13 DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL (WILSON’S HIP HOUSE/ALBUM/KEVIN’S MIXES) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
17 09 DO THE RIGHT THING (12”/US STREET MIXES) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, 10 Records 12in
18 — NEW JACK SWING (US SINGLE VERSION/UK MIXES) Wrecks-N-Effect, US Motown 12in/UK pre-release
19 30 MENTAL Manic MC’s, RCA 12in white label
20 10 ON OUR OWN (EXTENDED CLUB VERSION) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
21 23 DON’T MAKE ME OVER Sybil, Champion 12in
22 56 DO THE RIGHT THING (HAPPINESS REMIX) Redhead Kingpin & The FBI, 10 Records 12in
23 42 WARM IT UP, KANE/DUB/SMOOTH OPERATOR/DUB Big Daddy Kane, US Cold Chillin’ 12in
24 20 OH WORLD (EXTENDED MIX) Paul Rutherford, Fourth & Broadway 12in
25 31 THE RIGHT STUFF (NORMAN COOK REMIX) Vanessa Williams, Wing Records 12in
26 15 LET ME LOVE YOU FOR TONIGHT (THE “PUMPED UP MIX”/ORIGINAL VERSION) Kariya, Sleeping Bag Records 12in
27 — COME GET MY LOVIN’ (REMIX)/THE SECOND COMING Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
28 93 BLIND FAITH (THE MASTERJAM) Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, ffrr 12in pre-release
29 36 FRIENDS (EXTENDED VERSION) Jody Watley with Eric B & Rakim, MCA Records 12in
30 37 SUNSHINE ’89 (EXTENDED/ORIGINAL/RADIO MIXES)/TECHNO JAM Fax Yourself, AVM/Belgian Sound Of Belgium 12in
31 — 1-2-3 (RAW MIX)/UNDERESTIMATE (SPECIAL EXTENDED VERSION) The Chimes, CBS 12in
32 48 THINK (FARLEY’S HIP HOUSE MIXES) Farley Jackmaster presents Precious Red, Champion 12in
33 40 IT’S NOT OVER (LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER) (MIXES) Lonnie Gordon, Supreme Records 12in pre-release
34 — SALSA HOUSE (SILVER ON BLACK REMIX/ORIGINAL MIX/ORBITAL MIX/DUB ZONE MIX/FREAKY RAP) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in pre-release
35 18 PAYBACK IS A BITCH (MIXES) Liz Torres, US Jive 12in/UK promo
36 58 IT ISN’T, IT WASN’T, IT AIN’T NEVER GONNA BE (TEDDY RILEY EXTENDED REMIX/HIP HOP MIX/CLIVILLES & COLE AFTER HOURS CLUB MIX/HOUSE MIX Aretha & Whitney, US Arista 12in/UK promo
37 28 I’M IN LOVE (REMIX/CLASSIC/HARMONIC MIX) Sha-Lor, de/Construction Records 12in
38 50 DON’T PUSH IT (CLUB) Ruth Joy, MCA Records 12in
39 — STORIES (THE STORIE MIX) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
40 70 THE BIG PAYBACK/KNICK KNACK PATTY WACK/SO WAT CHA SAYIN’/IT WASN’T ME IT WAS THE FAME/JANE II/GET THE BOZACK EPMD, US Fresh LP
41 19 UH-UH OOH-OOH LOOK OUT (HERE IT COMES) (STEVE HURLEY’S HOUSE MIX) Roberta Flack, Atlantic 12in
42 82 A BIT OF JAZZ/WORK IT OUT/DRIVE ME/COLD WORLD/LOVE BABY/THINK!/CHAIN OF FOOLS/I CAN’T LET GO Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring M.Doc/Jamie Principle/Jackson & Moore/Risse, Atlantic LP
43 45 MENTAL (FULL ITALIAN JOB/FULL CLIMAX/TOTALLY INSTRUMENTAL) Manic MC’s featuring Sara Carlson, RCA 12in
44 68 AFRO DIZZI ACT Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
45 — ROCK TO THE BEAT (REMIXES)/YOU’RE MINE Reese, US KMS Records 12in
46 — CAN’T GET OVER YOU (FULL LENGTH VERSION) Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Warner Bros 12in
47 — THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, Spanish Spitfire Music 12in
48 — IF ONLY I COULD (EXTENDED/PACHA GARDEN) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
49 — (YOU’RE MY ONE AND ONLY) TRUE LOVE (NEW YORK HOUSE MIXES/VOCAL CLUB/RAP MIXES) Seduction, US Vendetta Records 12in
50 — DO WHAT YOU WANT/HOUSE JUNKIE/MUSIC’S HYPNOTIZING/ROCK THE BELLS (OF SAINT MARY)/AS IT GROOVES/KAMIKAZE/TAKE ME AWAY/TURN ME ON 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records LP
51 — DESIDERIO LATINO Rubix, Italian Discomagic 12in
52 25 MY FANTASY (EXTENDED/RAP VERSIONS) Teddy Riley featuring Guy, MCA Records 12in
53 90 PAUSE (VERSIONS)/GHOSTBUSTERS (SHEP PETTIBONE REMIX) Run-DMC, Profile 12in
54 67 WHAT TIME IS LOVE? (THE ’89 PRIMAL REMIX/TECHNO SLAM/PURE TRANCE MIXES) The KLF, KLF Communications 12in
55 83 GANGSTER BOOGIE (HARDROCK REMIXES) Dizzi Heights, Viceroy Records 12in white label
56 97 LOVE IS A HOUSE (REMIX) Gina Foster, de/Construction 12in pre-release
57 re MAS QUE NADA (THE JUSTIN STRAUSS REMIXES) Sergio Mendes, US A&M 12in
58 — GIVE ME A SIGN (HOUSE/CLUB/R&B) In-Dex, Exit Records 12in white label
59 12 GET LOOSE (NOT FOR LONG MIX) L.A. Mix featuring Jazzi P, Breakout 12in
60 95 DESCRIPTION OF A FOOL A Tribe Called Quest, US Jive 12in/UK promo
61 re STRINGS OF LIFE (MIXES) Rhythim Is Rhythim, Jack Trax 12in
62 — THAT’S HOW I’M LIVING (1989 REMIX) Toni Scott, Champion 12in
63 — FOREVER (EXTENDED/FLUTE DUB)/SOMEDAY (EXTENDED) CeCe Rogers, US Atlantic 12in
64 85 WORK IT OUT (EXT. MIX) Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley featuring M. Doc, US Atlantic 12in/UK promo
65 64 CAN WE TALK (MIXES) Donna Allen, BCM Records 12in
66 — LOVE TOGETHER (BRITISH/AMERICAN MIXES) L.A. Mix (featuring Kevin Henry), Breakout 12in pre-release
67 — GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS Richie Havens, US Week-Off 12in
68 53 GRANDPA’S PARTY (THE LOVE II LOVE REMIX) Monie Love, Cooltempo 12in
69 17 AIN’T NOBODY (REMIXES) Rufus & Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
70 re EXPRESS YOURSELF/STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (EXTENDED MIXES) N.W.A., US Ruthless Records 12in
71 — THROW YOUR HANDS IN THE AIR (RAP/SWING) MC Duke, Music Of Life 12in
72 38 HEY BOY (12” CLUB/HOUSE/G-MAN MIXES) Tammy Lucas, RePublic Records 12in
73 — WHY CAN’T WE LIVE TOGETHER Jolly Roger featuring E-Mix, Desire 12in
74 — ROCK TO DIS (HIP HOP/HOUSE)/I’M NOT DOING IT AGAIN Jamaica Mean Time (JMT) featuring DJ Maxi Jazz, Tam Tam 12in
75 39 DOOWUTCHYALIKE (PLAYHOWYALIKE MIX) Digital Underground, US Tommy Boy 12in
76 51 TELL IT AS IT IS (PL MIX) Company 2, Tam Tam 12in
77 57 STAND FOR NOTHING/(B-SIDE MIXES) Circuit, Collision 12in promo
78 — SCUFFIN’ THOSE KNEES/TO THE EXTREME The New Style, US Bon Ami/MCA Records 12in
79 re TRAVELING AT THE SPEED OF THOUGHT (HIP HOUSE CLUB MIX)/A CHORUS LINE Ultramagnetic MC’s, US Next Plateau 12in
80 27 CASH (MESSAGE FOR CARMEN) Skipworth & Turner, Fourth & Broadway 12in
81 33 TWO WRONGS (DON’T MAKE IT RIGHT) (MIXES) David Peaston, Geffen Records 12in
82 — FOREVER TOGETHER (REMIXES) Raven Maize, Republic 12in
83 43 I GOT IT GOIN’ ON (REMIX) Tone Loc, Delicious Vinyl 12in
84 41 PARADHOUSE REMIX (MIXES) Koxo Club Band, CityBeat 12in
85 — AIRPORT ’89 medley with ELECTRIC FLING/AIRPORT ‘89/’89 TRACK Wood Allen, Italian Dee Jay Lelewel 12in
86 22 DEFINITION OF LOVE (ORIGINAL MIX) Kevin Saunderson presents KAOS, Kool Kat 12in
87 66 LIES (REMIX) Sha Sha, Niteshift Records 12in
88 61 CUBAN GIGOLO Sound Factory/CAN’T TAKE IT Keith Thompson (‘Black Havana’), US Capitol LP
89 — DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU FEEL (MAGIC JUAN’S SMOKING REMIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
90 — P-FUNK/IN THE PARTY YZ – G.Rock, German BCM Records 12in
91 — FRENCK KISS (RE-REMIX) Mr. Fingers, Easy Dance Records 12in
92 52 CASANOVA (MIXES) Jazz & The Brothers Grimm, Production House Records 12in
93 55 TRY YAZZ (MIXES) Two Without Hats, Music Man 12in
94 re NOTICE ME (NOTICE THE HOUSE MIX) Sandee, US Fever Records 12in
95 74 THINK (MIXES) Franda Robertson, US Micmac Records Inc 12in
96 60 SPEAKING ON EVERYTHING/DO THE RIGHT THING (USA)/SUPERBAD, SUPERSLICK/WE ROCK THE MIC RIGHT/DO THAT DANCE/SCRAM!/KILIMANJARO STYLE Redhead Kingpin and the FBI, US Virgin LP
97 — MENTAL SKA (SKACID) Longsy D’s House Sound, Big One 12in
98 76 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, US Trax Records 12in
99= 98 AND PARTY (MIXES) WestBam, German Low Spirit 12in
99= re GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS (FLIM FLAM REMIX) Odyssey, German Streetheat 12in
99= — TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED Electribe 101, ffrr 12in pre-release
99= — NO SORRY (AC MIX/INTERMIX)/SORRY…NO (REMIX) Gino Latino, de/Construction 12in
2 thoughts on “August 19, 1989: Jolly Roger, Aretha & Whitney, Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, Bäs Noir, Paul Simpson presents Simphonia”
I can see why James missed his copy deadline for The Club Chart – it’s absolutely stuffed with new entries this week, including many of the big tunes of the autumn: Izit, Raul Orellana, Sydney Youngblood, Electribe 101, Gino Latino and more.
Around this time, I went to Amsterdam for a long weekend, where the three ubiquitous tunes in the gay clubs and bars were Lil Louis “French Kiss”, Liza Minnelli “Losing My Mind”, and above all Technotronic’s “Pump Up The Jam”, which I’d never heard before. Of all the big 1989 dance hits, “Pump Up The Jam” might well have turned out to be the most enduring floor-filler – or in my experience, at least (it’s a really effective and easy beat-mix from this one into 2 Unlimited “Get Ready For This”, and it’s a beat-mix that never fails).
Pump Up the Jam is a stone cold classic! Liza Minnelli, living legend would eventually score a UK top 10 with Losing My Mind. Interesting point about the release and promotion of singles at the end of the month in order to generate a sales surge that would guarantee a chart placing. This targeted marketing would be perfected in the coming years to skew the charts where a slew of singles would enter in the top 3 and then fall dramatically in the following weeks making the charts virtually meaningless.