October 7, 1989: Lisa Stansfield, D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, Foster McElroy, Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Liz Torres

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BEATS & PIECES

GINO LATINO as the name for a recording act has a confusing history, it first being adopted by Jovanotti, currently seen as presenter of ‘Gimme 8’ on BBC2-tv, who began as a DJ/artiste working for Italy’s Ibiza Records and used this, apparently cartoon character’s, name as an alter ego for his rap recordings on that label – like ‘Welcome’ and ‘Yo’, both big as separate records in Italy last summer and now issued back-to-back on US import — but who has reverted to his real name for the UK released (TV tie-in?) rapping ‘Gimme 5’, perhaps because rival Italian label Disco Magic in the meantime have found a different DJ whom they also call Gino Latino, this being the one whose ‘No Sorry’ is currently hot (probably explaining his lyrical assertion “I’m the best DJ anywhere”) . . . I must thank for the above detailed info the indefatigable ‘Tricky Dicky’ Scanes, pioneering proprietor of Soho’s Trax Records in Greek Street, which began as the country’s leading specialist Euro/Hi-NRG stockist before warehouse DJs started using the shop as a source for obscure fast synthesised instrumental B-sides and suddenly, as a result, it unwittingly sparked off the whole current Euro craze — something about which Dicky is suitably cynical, saying that other record shops will probably have stopped stocking Euro product by Christmas, although at present he is spending three days every fortnight driving thousands of miles around Europe buying up new releases just to keep his jealously guarded edge and stay ahead of the game! . . . Dicky points out, incidentally, that Belgian beats have come up in tempo again from “new beat” to make “hardbeat”, sort of metallic house, examples to look for including Mackenzie ‘Chicago Trip‘, Style ‘Aha Aha’, and the now quite old Dow Jones ‘Techno Groove‘ . . . Oh Well ‘Oh Well’ — no sooner had I thought it worth UK release — is indeed now out (on Parlophone 12R 6236), but in the form of the less good more angular here 110.2bpm Germany issued Remix three-tracker rather than the superior though apparently hard to find US pressing (both reviewed last week) . . . Champion, with predictable unpredictability (but, as it turns out, good enough commercial sense), have reissued last year’s girls muttered 120.8-121.2-120.8bpm weird stark juddery electro/freestyle The Beat Club ‘Security‘ (CHAMP 12-223) — something of an enduring “sleeper”, first about on US Pizazz around July 1988 before coming out here on Bass Records exactly a year ago and briefly peaking at 64 in The Club Chart a month later — while, rather more typically, they have also only just got around finally to releasing the months ago promoted and reviewed Farley Jackmaster Funk ‘Free At Last’, Chubb Rock with Howie Tee ‘Ya Bad Chubbs’ and Kelly Charles & James Bratton ‘Reachin’’ (you can see why I don’t exactly rush to review the label’s promos when even their announced release dates so often prove to be meaningless!) . . . Chris Rea ‘Josephine (La Version Francaise)’, reviewed last week off promo as a better value ‘On The Beach’ flipped single in its own right, for some reason seems now only to be out commercially as a 12 inch coupling to the 134.8bpm ‘The Road To Hell’ (WEA YZ43 I T) . . . The Mix Master ‘Grand Piano’ appears to be subjected to an import bar now ahead of UK release, making the original import copies collectors’ items as the UK version looks like being without some of the original samples . . . Hipnosis ‘Droid’, inspiration for the Manic MC’s ‘Mental’, is coming out here via Pacific . . . Easy Street Records are launching their UK label next week via Viceroy Records, as already reported, with Kelli Saé ‘It’s Too Late’ (Phil Howells is building a club promotion mailing list on 01-401 2226) . . . Islington Music Workshop, home of the I.M.W label, amongst other of its studio training courses, is running a Remix Weekend on October 28/29, teaching the techniques for creating commercially released remixes — full details of this and the other courses on 01-608 0231 . . . Ontario’s hot Bigshot Records are planning a UK showcase performance by all their artistes . . . Leeds Castle near Maidstone (where in fact I was doing a gig on the ramparts 20 years ago the night the Americans landed on the moon) was my daytrip destination last sizzling hot Monday — BUT NOT FOR LONG!


HOT VINYL

LISA STANSFIELD ‘All Around The World (Long Version)’ (Arista 612 693) Co-penned/produced by her Blue Zone colleagues, Ian Devaney and Andy Morris, this sweetly swirling strings swamped lush Philly Soul meets tensely thudding swingbeat-type sultry 101.5bpm swaying jittery jogger is incredibly classy, flipped on promo by a shorter 100.2bpm mix ahead of full release next week. Watch it go!

D MOB introducing Cathy Dennis ‘C’Mon And Get My Love (The Remixes)’ (ffrr FXR 117)
Not even released commercially yet and here already are Dave Dorrell & CJ Mackintosh’s remixes on white label, the A-side’s “a yippee yi yay, ah yah” overdubbed shuffling and cantering (0-)119.8bpm Spaghetti Western mix being due as the commercial pressing’s B-side next week, but meanwhile the track that’s really tearing the place up is the promo flip’s Jools Holland keyboarded chunkily lurching 0-119.6bpm Keys II My Love piano dub, coupled with the Cathy wailed tightly striding 119.6bpm ‘D’ Second Coming mix, this whole second promo being far better than the disappointing initial pre-release. Incidentally, check The Club Chart very closely this week as there’s a ton of hot stuff likely to be hitting that, after doing so many pop reviews, I just didn’t have time to tackle yet.

FOSTER McELROY ‘Dr. Soul (Extended Version)’ (US Atlantic 0-86289)
Marlon Brando impersonating ‘Godfather’ introed then MC Lyte rapped excellent chunkily lurching (0-)108.5-108.3bpm go go/swingbeat/funk jiggler with a usefully timeless sound, remixed from Denzil Foster & Thomas McElroy’s recently reviewed album and equally hot (instrumental flip).

FIDELFATTI with RONNETTE ‘Just Wanna Touch Me’ (Italian Magic Service MS 004)
Piero Fidelfatti created, grand piano jangled and occasionally girl wailed tugging Soul II Soul-ishly tempoed 102bpm samples punctuated rolling jolter, showing that not everything hot from Italy has to be house, flipped though by Piero’s solo synth throbbed and twittered 120bpm ‘Experience‘.

LIZ TORRES ‘No More Mind Games’ (Jack Trax JTX-1)
Looking like an American pressing yet using a facsimile of the above named UK label, this strong smoothly wailed, gospel bass tones rumbled and frantic simple nervy percussion driven 126.5-0bpm flier is flipped by the less energetic ‘Can’t Get Enough‘ in 119.7-0bpm Club and Dub, 119bpm Spanish Mixes.

ARTHUR BAKER AND THE BACKBEAT DISCIPLES featuring AL GREEN ‘The Message Is Love’ (Breakout USATDJ 668)
On five-track pre-release ‘promo’ are the Les Adams remade ramblingly rolling, supposedly Soul II Soul inspired but to my mind more Hot Chocolate-ish, 102-101.8-0-102-0bpm Cupid Mix with some guest Jazzi P rap, and Arthur’s own less funkily swaying 102.3-0bpm Album Mix, while the real wild flip virtually forgets Al Green and lets rip with Tiny Valentine muttering through an excitingly throbbing 122bpm ‘The Message Is Club‘ garage groove, with starker 122.2bpm Dub and Instrumental variations too.

EXTRAVAGANZA! ‘Elements Of Vogue’ (Direct Global Records DG 001)
Boosting the catwalk posing vapid “vogueing” dance craze, this Salsoul Orchestra ‘Ooh I Love It’ based sparse shuffling rhythm rumbler has bursts of effete male muttering and cooing girls in David DePino’s 0-121- 0bpm and Johnny Dynell’s 120.8bpm Mixes (David Ian completes the trio), a good groove it must be said — but then it always was!

WILL DOWNING ‘Test Of Time’ (US Island 0-96530)
Morales & Knuckles remixed swingbeat style starkly jittering go go beats driven though romantically croaked remarkably Luther Vandross-ish jiggly syncopated swayer, in 0-104.6bpm Club and Radio Versions, 104.6bpm Timeless Piano Instrumental and Dub Versions.

GALLIFRÉ featuring Mondee Oliver ‘Don’t Walk Out On Love (Frankie Knuckles Remix)’ (US Gherkin Records GKE 1054)
Originally out some months back, this Riley Evans & Larry Heard produced girl wailed sparse rambling shuffler is now sinuously remixed by Mr Knuckles in his 122-121.6-0bpm Frankie’s Club Remix and 121-120.3-120bpm Frankie’s Dream Version, plus Mike Konopka’s tighter garage 121-119.8bpm Radio Edit and Mark Ruff, Tony Mundaca & Curt Sawatzki’s beefily throbbing 0-122-121.4bpm Latin Remix.

IMPEDANCE ‘Tainted Love’ (Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12TOT 4, via Pacific)
Likely to have wide pop appeal too, this East London DJ created Gloria Jones/Soft Cell classic revival is a guy and girl mumbled atmospheric minimal starkly ticking sort of deep house-cum-electro treatment — with an erotic “Love me, touch me, tease me, squeeze me, fill me, taste me, hurt me, whip me, taste me” finale that’ll have your hair, or something, standing on end! — in a (0-)121.8-0bpm Club Mix and tinklier 121.8bpm Club Dub (Baby Ford-ish (0-)119.8bpm ‘Woodstock’ too).

CRY SISCO! ‘Afro Dizzi Act (The Raid Mix)’ (Escape Records AWOLTX 1, via Pinnacle)
Funky drummered 97.6bpm Paul Oakenfold remix of the ‘African Queen’ dialogue sampling weird bumpily tugging jogger, flipped by the less essential emptier 93.3bpm Kool Kaz Bah Mix.

DESKEE ‘Let There Be House’ (German Black Out OUT 004)
Fairly routine though strong lively leaping hip house from a Germany based rapper, in a 122.6bpm WestBam Mix on the 45rpm A-side, or more densely throbbing 123bpm Raw Mix and good piano-ed Let’s Jazz It, 123.2-0bpm Dub versions on the 33⅓rpm flip.

THE JAM MACHINE ‘Everyday’ (Italian X Energy Records X-12045)
Rome recorded rather dated jittery loping Italo house, mainly because it’s yet another that uses the long since overworked “can you feel it” from the Jacksons’ live album, in this case as repeated punctuation between “gotta move” stutters, in 118.3bpm Disco Mix, moodier (0-)119.3- 06pm Underground Mix, and brief 119.6bpm Bonus Beats versions.

GINO LATINO ‘Welcome’ (US Harbor Light Records HL 1006)
As revealed in Beats & Pieces, this original Gino Latino is in reality Jovanotti, his phonetically muttered but good burbling brassy funk (plus surprises) backed 117-0bpm episodic bumpy chugger being flipped on US import by the previously separate “turn it up” prodded more electronic samples studded 115bpm ‘Yo‘, both (with Radio Versions too) big in Italy last summer, while now out here is JOVANOTTI ‘Gimme 5 (Extended Mix)‘ (WEA/Ibiza Records YZ432T), a Pete Hammond remixed White Lines’ bass-ed and ‘Set It Off’ pshta pshta-ed rumbling jumbled brassy 109-109.2-0bpm pop rap chugger with a better more percussive jauntier party atmosphere 109.6bpm Casino Dub (plus the totally disjointed ranting radio show styled ‘Jovanotti On Air‘).

INNOCENCE (featuring Gee Morris) ‘Natural Thing’ (Collision 12CIR 3)
Soul II Soul-ish bass and drums jogged sweet girl cooed pleasant, if by now not entirely original, gentle 102.7bpm street soul swayer, flipped by 102.6bpm Radio Mix and slightly more swingbeat Dub versions.

THE DYNAMIC DUO ‘In The Pocket’ (Tam Tam Records TTT 016)
Hot on import back in May and June when on US Nugroove, this Crown Heights Affair “de de dup dup” scat and other samples prodded scrubbingly wobbling and shuffling instrumental is here in its so-called though not much different 0-120.6-0bpm Hip House and 120.6-0bpm Hip Hop Mixes.

HEAVY D. AND THE BOYZ ‘Somebody For Me’ (US Uptown Records MCA-23982)
For some reason it’s the flip that contains the hottest mixes of this DJ Eddie F remixed starkly jolting subduedly jaunty “new jack rap”, rather in the Guy style (though on this occasion without any Teddy Riley involvement), now in (0-)106.6bpm Hip Hop Version, (0-)107.3bpm Coolin Mix, (0-)107bpm Instrumental, 7″ and LP Versions, with backing vocals by Al B. Sure! (who has his own remixes due soon, too). A subtly satisfying groove maybe more than an outright showstopper?


POP DANCE

BROS ‘Chocolate Box (The Justin Strauss Mixes)’ (CBS XPR 1457), harking back to the way in which the Goss Bros were marketed as a credible disco act before they became teen idols, this strictly promo only seven-tracker has the swingbeat jiggled (and gruff guest rapped) infectious 116.6bpm Swing, Rap and Guitar Mixes, and more chunkily tumbling (with varying amounts of Michael Jackson ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’ bass!) 120bpm Hip House, Hip House Dub, House, and House Dub Mixes, the vocals having an interestingly Tams-like rasp at times — what, however, will be out commercially I do not know, especially as yet more mixes are apparently due too;

MILLI VANILLI ‘Girl I’m Gonna Miss You (Long Version)’ (Cooltempo COOLX 191), US pop chart topping tranquil tender haunting 75.7bpm dreamy slow swayer combining old Chi-Lites atmosphere with modern rap balladry;

CAPPELLA ‘House Energy Revenge (Remix)’ (Music Man MMPT 12009 R), far superior and more intriguing sparsely thrumming 122-0bpm “Italo hip house” treatment, would you believe, creatively marketed in (it says here) a limited edition with the same catalogue number as the original pressing, only the vinyl etched matrix number revealing the telltale “R” to denote the remix, flipped by an emptily cantering 119bpm ‘Helyom Halib (Remix)’;

GRAYSTOKE ‘Every Beat Of My Heart (Extended Version)’ (Union 12 UNION 3), Graham Stokes sung madly catchy simple lightweight 121.3bpm thrumming, tinkling and swinging old fashioned singalong pop strider co-created by Phil Fearon;

TEARS FOR FEARS ‘Sowing The Seeds Of Love (Full Version)’ (fontana IDEAT 12), ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ era 0-84.4-86-87-88bpm Beatles pastiche, as everyone by now must know, flipped very usefully though by their still influential rumbling, lurching and chanting 98.3bpm ‘Shout (US Remix)‘ from 1984, a US club classic much copied especially by rappers;

LISA MARIE WITH MALCOLM McLAREN AND THE BOOTZILLA ORCHESTRA ‘Something’s Jumpin’ In Your Shirt (Walk The Body Mix)’ (Epic WALTZ E3), occasionally Malcolm mumbled but mainly this (no relation of Elvis) girl muttered and sung surging jittery bubbling 0-126.8bpm Hi-NRG galloper with some all too few and brief gorgeous melodic peaks;

ERASURE ‘Drama! (Act 2)’ (Mute 12 MUTE 89), Mark Saunders mixed hissingly sizzled twitteringly synched 123.8bpm bounder eventually reaching some typically bellowed vocal, flipped by the Dave Randall mixed jerkily throbbing (0-)121bpm ‘Sweet, Sweet Baby (Medi Mix)‘;

HAPPY MONDAYS ‘W.F.L.’ (Factory FAC232), Manchester indie pop guitar group’s dull droningly sung ‘Wrote For Luck’ in a slinkily throbbing 103bpm ‘Think About The Future’ Paul Oakenfold remix and an alternative monotonously chugging 101.8bpm Vince Clarke Mix;

BILLY OCEAN ‘Licence To Chill’ (Jive BOS T 5), the suddenly now Jomo Kenyatta lookalike (thanks to his grey beard) Billy gets repeatedly namechecked in a “yeah Billy, yo Billy, way to go Billy” prodded 113.6bpm jaunty jiggler, with unnecessarily juddery edits;

THE BLOW MONKEYS featuring Sylvia Tella ‘Slaves No More (Long)’ (RCA PT 43202), throbbingly burbling 123.6bpm canterer rather lacking in dancefloor poke, and in fact already now in a still 123.6bpm but jigglier jazz-funk rhythm overdubbed Remix (RCA PT 43204) by Dr Robert and Hector;

THE MYSTERIOUS ART ‘The Omen Part 1 (Extended Remix)’ (CBS 654966 6), hooting owl and Alfred Hitchcock introed noisy girl squawked (0-)118.7-0bpm German electro pop smacker inspired in part by the theme from the devilish old movie of the same name, flipped perhaps more usefully by its (0-)118.6-0bpm Extended Instrumental Remix plus the thinner sounding original (0-)117.8-0bpm ‘Das Omen 1 (12″ German Mix)‘, big on the Continent;

SABRINA ‘Gringo’ (RCA PT 42116), breezily burbling simple see-sawing galloper, in (0-)123 -0bpm rather indistinctly sung Extended but much brighter exhortations filled leaping Club Mixes, 123bpm concise Radio Version, and a (0-)123bpm twittery acidic In The House semi-instrumental;

SINITTA ‘Love On A Mountain Top (The Knight After Special Remix)’ (Fanfare 12 FAN X 21), mushily rattling frisky 124.7bpm PWL remix by Dave Ford, with a useful twittery thumping 124.6bpm Extra Beats Instrumental Mix by producers Harding & Curnow;

BRUCE WILLIS ‘Save The Last Dance For Me’ (Motown ZT 43170), interesting still huskily Drifters flavoured but accordion and mandolin accented slower ambiguously tempoed weaving 112.8/56.4-57-57.4/114.8-116/58-0bpm end of night. smoocher;

THIRD WORLD ‘It’s The Same Old Song’ (Mercury MER 306), cornily chugging 109.3bpm singalong pop-reggae revival of the Four Tops’ facile oldie;

ROGER CHRISTIAN ‘Take It From Me (Extended Version)’ (Island 12 IS 427), sinuously soulful ex-Member of Liverpool’s Christians group borrowing mid-Sixties influences from the Temptations and others for a languid 120.5bpm backbeat snapper that, now just as then, sounds like the sort of pale British imitation of the Motown sound that never quite managed to equal the real thing even at the time;

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK ‘Hangin’ Tough (Tougher Mix)’ (CBS BLOCK T1), ponderously lurching 89.3bpm Joan Jett ‘I Love Rock ‘N Roll’-like rock chanter by America’s latest cleverly marketed white teen sensations, 12-inched with the less dense 90.6bpm LP Version plus the Delfonics sweet soul reviving rather rudimentary 69bpm ‘Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind)’ and the purple funkily snapping 111bpm ‘What’cha Gonna Do (About It)’, all produced perhaps surprisingly by the now doubtless very rich Maurice Starr;

D.F.C. TEAM ‘I.C. Love Affair’ (de/Construction PT 43044), unconvincingly trite twittery muttered and panted 120.2bpm Italian effort, promoed for ages to little response, with a better more calmly throbbing piano plonked 0-120.2bpm ‘I.C. Love Again’ flip;

BELINDA CARLISLE ‘Leave A Light On (Extended Mix)’ (Virgin VST 1210), Abba-ishly flavoured slow starting then quaveringly plaintive (0-)129.2bpm guitar jangled thrasher, with a sudden dead stop disjointedly building back through ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’-type fractured synth and throbbing drums;

DEBORAH HARRY ‘I Want That Man (12″ Remix)’ (Chrysalis CHS 12 3369), Blondie’s blonde returns on a Thompson Twins penned (with rather non sequitur lyrics), Ben Grosse remixed (0-)129.6bpm rock thumper interspersed by long rhythm breaks;

TRACY ACKERMAN ‘I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself’ (Passion PASH 12 92), raucously unsubtle thundering 124bpm Hi-NRG treatment of Dusty Springfield’s classic;

MARTIKA ‘I Feel The Earth Move’ (US Columbia 44 68847), starkly wriggling jittery electro tapped treatment of Carole King’s classic, coldly efficient but lacking warmth in 124.6bpm Seismic Rhythm, (0-)124.6bpm Dub, and 124.8bpm Club Mixes, while coincidentally on promo again is the could have been/would have been a hit version of the same song;

BIG FUN ‘I Feel The Earth Move (Techno Mix)’ (Jive JIVE R 204), not improved though by this 124bpm twittery treatment;

S’EXPRESS ‘Mantra For A State Of Mind (The Baby Ford Experience)’ (Rhythm King LEFT X 35T), beat switchingly introed then sparsely throbbing stripped down empty 119.8bpm Peter Ford remix;

MISTER MIXI & SKINNY SCOTTY ‘I Can Handle It (Vocal Hip House Mix)’ (RCA PT 43106), unconvincingly ragamuffin rapped Peter Slaghuis created clichéd weedily lightweight 122.6bpm hip house;

ROMI & JAZZ ‘Love Crime (David Morales Mix)’ (Chrysalis CHS 12 3344), Punjabi pop’s Mel & Kim with an only blandly Indian flavoured closely harmonised 119.4bpm jangling and pattering strider, Morales’ much tighter instrumental 119bpm Red Zone Mix having had more attention (less garage-ish 119.8bpm Paul Borg Mix too).


THE CLUB CHART – October 7, 1989

01 02 PUMP UP THE JAM Technotronic featuring Felly, Swanyard Records Limited 12in
02 01 RIDE ON TIME (MIXES) Black Box, de/Construction 12in
03 03 SUENO LATINO (LATIN DREAM MIX) Sueno Latino, BCM Records 12in
04 05 PACIFIC STATE 808 State, Creed Records 12in EP
05 11 WISHING ON A STAR Fresh 4 (Children Of The Ghetto) featuring Lizz E., 10 Records 12in
06 04 THE REAL WILD HOUSE (WILD MIX) Raul Orellana, BCM Records 12in
07 18 STREET TUFF (SCAR/CLUB MIXES) The Rebel MC & Double Trouble, Desire 12in
08 25 I THANK YOU (PHILADELPHIA/PHILLY DUB MIXES) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
09 10 EXPRESS YOURSELF/STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (EXTENDED MIXES)/A BITCH IZ A BITCH NWA, Fourth & Broadway 12in
10 17 LOVE TOGETHER (LOVERS MIXES) L.A. Mix (featuring Kevin Henry), Breakout 12in
11 09 NEW JACK SWING (MIXES) Wrecks-N-Effect, Motown 12in
12 16 GRAND PIANO/PIANO GROOVE The Mix Master, Spanish blanco y negro Music 12in
13 14 COME GET MY LOVIN’ (REMIX/E.Z. MIX)/THE SECOND COMING Dionne, CityBeat 12in
14 56 TELL ME WHEN THE FEVER ENDED/(RAGGAMIX) Electribe 101, Mercury 12in pre-release
15 32 AFRO DIZZI ACT Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
16 39 SUMMER MADNESS (REMIXES) kc Flightt, RCA/Popular 12in
17 15 IF ONLY I COULD (EXTENDED/PACHA GARDEN) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
18 07 NUMERO UNO (MIXES) Starlight, CityBeat 12in
19 46 YOUR LOVE Frankie Knuckles Presents, US Trax Records 12in
20 29 C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (KEYS II MY LOVE/SPAGHETTI WESTERN MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in pre-release
21 21 SALSA HOUSE (SILVER ON BLACK REMIX/ORBITAL MIX) Richie Rich, ffrr 12in
22 08 LIVE ON STAGE (MIXES) Roxanne Shanté, Breakout 12in
23 30 (YOU’RE MY ONE AND ONLY) TRUE LOVE (MIXES) Seduction, Breakout 12in
24 43 CASANOVA (THE RAISING HELL REMIX/SWING TO THE HIP HOUSE/ORIGINAL MIXES) Jazz & The Brothers Grimm featuring Baby D & MC Juice, Production House Records 12in
25 27 EVERYBODY’S A STAR (MIXES) Paul Simpson featuring Terri Jeffries, Cooltempo 12in
26 53 IN THE POCKET (HIP HOUSE/HIP HOP MIXES) The Dynamic Duo, Tam Tam 12in
27 19 IT ISN’T, IT WASN’T, IT AIN’T NEVER GONNA BE (MIXES) Aretha & Whitney, Arista 12in
28 06 I NEED YOUR LOVIN’ (THE JAZZIE B & NELLEE HOOPER REMIX) Alyson Williams, Def Jam 12in
29 24 AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW/I GET THE JOB DONE/PIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ LP
30 26 NO SORRY (AC MIX/INTERMIX)/SORRY…NO (REMIX) Gino Latino, de/Construction 12in
31 22 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY (SWEET EMBRACE MIX)/BLAZIN (EXTENDED DANCE/ALBUM MIXES) Stardust, RePublic Records 12in
32 31 WARM IT UP, KANE/SMOOTH OPERATOR Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
33 50 SECRET RENDEZVOUS (ZANZIBAR/WHITE HOUSE MIXES) Karyn White, Warner Bros 12in
34 33 BRING FORTH THE GUILLOTINE (THE BEN CHAPMAN REMIXES) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam Records 12in
35 75 LIFE/(INSTRUMENTAL) David Grant featuring Mike Stevens, Fourth & Broadway 12in
36 45 I LIKE IT (MIXES) Landlord featuring Dex Danclair, US Bigshot Records 12in
37 36 I’M LARGE/NO DJ LIKE CHUCK (MIXES) DJ Chuck Chillout & MC Kool Chip, Mercury 12in pre-release
38 — ALL AROUND THE WORLD (MIXES) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in pre-release
39 — GET BUSY (MIXES) Mr Lee, US Jive 12in
40 13 MAS QUE NADA (THE JUSTIN STRAUSS REMIXES) Sergio Mendes, Breakout 12in
41 47 AIRPORT ’89 (MIXES) Wood Allen, German BCM Records/Italian Dee Jay Lelewel 12in
42 42 DON’T TELL ME (GARAGE MIXES) Freestyle Orchestra feat. Little Louie Vega, SKB.One 12in
43 — OUR LOVE (IT’S OVER) (MIXES) Dee Holloway, US Active Records 12in
44 20 MELTDOWN (CLUB MIX) Qaurtz, iT Music 12in
45 — GRAND BEAT The Mixmaster/TREEHOUSE (EXTENDED EDIT) Indian Ocean, Demo Motor 12in
46 49 IT’S YOU (MIXES) Mr & Mrs Dale, US Bigshot Records 12in
47 23 STORIES (THE STORIE MIX) Izit, Italian New Music 12in
48 100= EYE KNOW (KNOW IT ALL/LAZY DAISY MIXES) De La Soul, Big Life 12in promo
49 34 MUSIC’S HYPNOTIZING/DO WHAT YOU WANT/TAKE ME AWAY/HOUSE JUNKIE 2 In A Room, Big Life LP
50 — I FEEL FOR YOU (MICHAEL MOORE’S L.A. MIX/PAUL SIMPSON’S 12” REMIX)/I KNOW YOU, I LIVE YOU (TONY HUMPHRIES’ 7” VERSION) Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
51 — SUGAR DADDY (VELVET RAIL MIX/DUB/SWEET N’ LOW MIX/BIG DADDY’S DUB/7” REMIX) Thompson Twins, US Warner Bros 12in
52 70 LOVE STRAIN (VERSIONS) Kym Mazelle, Syncopate 12in promo
53 82 RAPPERS DELIGHT (BEN LIEBRAND HIP HOP REMIX) The Sugarhill Gang, Dutch 4 Jocks Only 12in
54 — TAKE CAUTION WITH MY HEART (BASEMENT ROCK MIX/DUB/JUSTIN’S HOUSE) Joyce Sims, ffrr 12in pre-release
55 — SNOWBOY’S HOUSE OF LATIN (LATINO MIX/PIER HILL MIX/FREEDOM MIX) Snowboy featuring Victor Hugo, Urban 12in
56 35 GET ON UP (MIXES) DL Kool, SBK.One 12in
57 44 I GO TO WORK (REMIX) Kool Moe Dee, Jive 12in pre-release
58 73 EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN “E”/(REMIX) E-Zee Posse, More Protein 12in
59 91 OH WELL (REMIX) Oh Well, German 8ighty.8ight Records 12in/Parlophone promo
60 81 JUICY/CLUB HEAD Wrecks-N-Effect, Motown LP
61 100= JUST WANNA TOUCH ME Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Italian Magic Service 12in
62 60 1-2-3 (RAW MIX The Chimes, CBS 12in
63 48 LOVE’S ON THE RUN Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Warner Bros LP
64 — ALL I WANT FROM YOU (12” REMIX/EDIT/DUB/ORIGINAL) The Temptations, Motown 12in
65 40 HEY DJ I CAN’T DANCE TO THAT MUSIC YOU’RE PLAYING The Beatmasters, Rhythm King 12in
66 54 OH WELL (UK EXTENDED MIX/88 DANCE MIXES) Oh Well, US 8ighty.8ight Records 12in
67 90 THE THEME (MIXES) Unique 3, 10 Records 12in pre-release
68 28 C’MON AND GET MY LOVE (DANCE HALL/TV MIXES) D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, ffrr 12in
69 —  ATMOSPHERE (DEEP VERSION)/FRENCH KISS (REMIX) Lee Lewis, Italian BCR 12in
70 93 DOUBLE STANDARD (DON’T DIS ME) Dee Lewis, Mercury 12in pre-release
71 — HOUSE OF CALYPSO/CALYPSO OF HOUSE K. Tronics Ensemble featuring Double J. Flash, Italian IRMA casadiprimordine 12in
72 88 THE MESSAGE IS CLUB/DUB/INSTRUMENTAL Arthur Baker and the Backbeat Disciples/THE MESSAGE IS LOVE (LES ADAMS CUPID MIX/ALBUM MIX) featuring Al Green, Breakout 12in pre-release
73 64 ELEMENTS OF VOGUE (MIXES) Extravaganza!, Direct Global Records 12in white label
74  — ROCK WIT’CHA (EXTENDED VERSION) Bobby Brown, MCA Records 12in
75 83 WALK ON BY/LOVE’S CALLING Sybil, US Next Plateau Records Inc LP
76 77 ALRIGHT/LOVE WILL NEVER DO (WITHOUT YOU) Janet Jackson, A&M LP
77 — ANOTHER MONSTERJAM (MONSTER MIX/BREAKDOWN/DUB/BONUS BEATS/ACAPPELLA) Simon Harris featuring Einstein, ffrr 12in promo
78 72 ‘OUR ULTIMATE BREAKS’ The Rhythm Masters, US UnderWorld Records 12in EP
79 — ‘ITALIA’ Various Artists, de/Construction Records LP
80 92 WILD TIMES (MAYDAY MIXES) De-Lite featuring Osca Child, Circa Records 12in pre-release
81 84 TAINTED LOVE (MIXES) Impedance, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12in white label
82 — HURT ME! HURT ME!/DUELEME! DUELEME!/(DUB MIX/CLUB MIX) Candy J, US EchoUSA 12in
83 55 BLIND FAITH (BRIXTON BASS MIX PARTS I & II) Diana Brown & Barrie K. Sharpe, ffrr 12in
84 — BETTER DAY/(DUB) Julian Jonah with Linda Muriel, Cooltempo 12in pre-release
85 63 KORO-KORO/BLACK IS BLACK No Smoke, Warriors Dance 12in
86 51 DREAMS (MIXES) Adonte, GTi Records 12in
87 — I CAN HANDLE IT Master Mixi & Skinny Scotty, RCA 12in promo
88 — I AM WHAT I AM/DUB/RAP RACE/BEATS Sensi, Tam Tam 12in
89 — GIT ON UP (FAST EDDIE/JULIAN “JUMPIN” PEREZ/ROCKY JONES/TYREE COOPER) Fast Eddie featuring Sundance, US DJ International Records 12in
90 62 WILD TIMES (CHOICE MIX) De-Lite featuring Osca Child, Circa Records 12in
91 100= EVERYDAY (MIXES) The Jam Machine, Italian X Energy Records 12in
92 79 AFRO DIZZI ACT (THE RAID MIX) Cry Sisco!, Escape Records 12in
93 — IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Ruby Turner, Jive 12in promo
94 — DO-DO-DON’T STOP/NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP/DO-DO BASS Rosso Barocco, Italian Groove Groove Melody 12in
95 — THE SEQUEL/(INSTRUMENTAL)/HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE (70’S MIX/JAZZ MIX) MC Buzz B, Play Hard Records 12in
98 98 I WILL SURVIVE/IT’S PARADISE/JUNGLE JAM Ellis “D”, US Minimal Records LP
99 — FEEL SO GOOD (CLUB MIX/ORIGINAL HOUSE MIX/INSTRUMENTAL DUB) Life, Prophet Records 12in
100= 94 DR. SOUL (EXTENDED VERSION) Foster McElroy, US Atlantic 12in
100= — WHIP OF THE RHYTHM (NEW BEAT IN AFRICA/PLEASE ROCK THE NATION VERSIONS/DUBS) Chicco Secci Project, Italian Creative Records 12in
100= — TURN IT OUT (HIP HOUSE/GO-GO HOUSE/CHOP DUB) Home Boys Only, US Atlantic 12in

3 thoughts on “October 7, 1989: Lisa Stansfield, D Mob introducing Cathy Dennis, Foster McElroy, Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Liz Torres”

  1. Innocence’s “Natural Thing” was one of my favourite tracks of early 1990, but this earlier version, as yet without the lengthy quote from Pink Floyd’s “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”, fared markedly less well.

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  2. We really have reached the “modern era” by this point with the musical landscape taking on a much more familiar shape from this perspective in the 21st century. Lisa Stansfield showed so much promise and was hot world wide for a minute, unfortunately her career ran out of steam by the middle of the 90s and today she’s mostly forgotten.

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    1. Here’s a curious little fact for you: Lisa Stansfield lived in Rochdale from the age of 11. Rochdale was also the birthplace of Gracie Fields, whose name at birth was… Grace Stansfield!

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