BEATS & PIECES
KISS-fm’s ceaseless campaigning has finally paid off and has been awarded one of the two new incremental radio licences for London meaning legal 24 hours a day black dance music radio will be coming to the capital at last. For the full story see page 33 in rm Dance . . . Manchester of course already has the country’s first black music incremental station, Sunset 102FM, while, less well publicised, the Milton Keynes based Horizon Radio (a localised recent offshoot of Chiltern Radio) is programming mellow soul and dance music to meet the demand that market research interestingly revealed among the mainly young population of this rurally scattered new town area . . . BBC Radio 1, however, is dropping (hopefully only temporarily) Robbie Vincent’s Saturday show, a valuable rarity we can ill afford to lose in that it has kept faith and pace with modern developments in the sort of soul that is heard on US radio, rather than following dance music fashion . . . Neneh Cherry’s slinkily jogging Soul II Soul (and, midway, De La Soul)-ish 98¾bpm ‘Inna City Mamma (Completely Re-Recorded Extended Version)‘ (Circa Records YRT 42) is coupled commercially by the similar 97⅛bpm ‘Kisses On The Wind (Lovers Hip Hop Extended Version)‘, urgently jittering 0-116bpm ‘The Next Generation‘ and funkily jiggling 110⅓bpm ‘So Here I Come‘, but is also in a confusion of separate promo combinations and remixes that will be detailed fully next week . . . K.A. Posse ‘Dig This’, reviewed last issue, is indeed now out here (D.J. International Records 655518 6) . . . Hijack’s label turns out to be called Rhyme $yndicate Records, not made clear on the promo . . . Adeva’s promoed K-Y-ZE rap mix has been released commercially as ‘Beautiful Love (Remix)’ (Cooltempo COOLXR 195), coupled with other unheard mixes . . . Chad Jackson has remixed Rob Base ‘Turn It Out’ for imminent UK release, in contrasting house and rap styles . . . Kev Roberts, the veteran northern soul DJ/producer who now runs Stafford’s Blue Chip Recording label (as well as jocking on Manchester’s Sunset FM), is the uncredited creator of the current clever ‘hip house’ remix of Andy Stewart ‘Donald Where’s Your Troosers?’, and would love to see it in The Club Chart! . . . IT’S SUCH A GOOD VIBRATION!
THE HAMMY AWARDS
“OH, NOT AGAIN!” Yo, MC Jammy Hammy here, and as the potted ranks of Rocking Flowers wriggle and nod to yet another Loleatta Holloway sampling piano driven Italian house pounder, it’s time once again to present the annual club music awards that show what really happened in 1989. All performance statistics are derived from the year-end Club Chart that you will find in the last (December 23/30) issue of Record Mirror.
THE CLUB CHART HIT OF 1989: Soul II Soul ‘Back To Life’ (10 Records), year end number one.
RUNNERS UP: Doug Lazy ‘Let It Roll’ (Atlantic), Black Box ‘Ride On Time’ (de/Construction)
NUMBER ONE FOR LONGEST: Soul II Soul ‘Keep On Movin’ (10 Records), eight weeks (yet only number four in the year end ranking)
RUNNERS UP: Soul II Soul ‘Back To Life’ (10 Records), Black Box ‘Ride On Time’ (de/Construction), Lisa Stansfield ‘All Around The World’ (Arista), each six weeks at number one
THE CLUB CHART ARTISTES OF 1989: Soul II Soul, number one with all three of their entries
RUNNERS UP: Adeva, Lisa Stansfield, De La Soul, Bobby Brown, Inner City
THE CLUB CHART LABELS OF 1989: 1(1) ffrr, 2 (2) Cooltempo, 3 (9) 10 Records, 4 (—) BCM Records, 5 (11) Atlantic, 6 (—) Big Life, 7 (4) MCA Records, 8 (—) RePublic Records, 9 (—) Desire, 10 (3) Breakout, 11 (re) Def Jam, 12 (—) D.J. International Records, 13 (—) Arista, 14 (re) RCA, 15 (17) CityBeat, 16 (—) de/Construction Records, 17 (20) Warner Bros, 18 (re) Motown, 19 (—) Creed, 20 (6) Champion
RECORD COMPANIES OF THE YEAR (labels ranked by hit strength): 1 (1) London (ffrr), 2 (3) Chrysalis (Cooltempo), 3 (10) AVL (10 Records/Circa), 4 (2) WEA (Atlantic/Warner Bros/VVEA/ZTT/Cold Chillin’), 5 (—) BMG (Arista/RCA/de/Construction/Motown), 6 (—) BCM Records, 7 (16) Big Life (Big Life/Ahead Of Our Time), 8 (5) MCA Records, 9 (18) RePublic Records, 10 (—) Desire, 11 (4) A&M (Breakout), 12 (—) Westside Records (D.J. International Records/Trax), 13 (7) CBS (Def Jam), 14 (15) CityBeat, 15 (—) Creed, 16 (8) Champion, 17 (—) Big One, 18 (—) Swanyard Records Limited, 19 (6) Rhythm King, 20 (—) Profile
WE TRY HARDER (at number two): Cooltempo
WE DO TOO (and only got going when the year was half over)!: BCM Records
THE MAGIC TOUCH (producers/remixers of the year): Jazzie B & Nellee Hooper
RIGHT ON TIME (Italy’s DJ producer): DJ Lelewel
A GOOD VIBRATION: Loleatta Holloway ‘Love Sensation’ (Salsoul)
FLOWER POWER (rap act of the year): De La Soul
SLEEPERS OF THE YEAR: The 45 King ‘The 900 Number’ (Doctor Beat/US Tuff City), Frankie Knuckles Presents ‘Your Love’ (Trax), Kariya ‘Let Me Love You For Tonight’ (Sleeping Bag Records)
AHEAD OF ITS TIME: ‘Back To Basics’ (US New York Underground EP)
IMPORT OF THE YEAR (prior to UK release): Doug Lazy ‘Let It Roll’ (US Grove St.)
COMEBACK OF THE YEAR: Chaka Khan ‘I’m Every Woman’ (Warner Bros), and other remixes
BREAK 4 LOVE: Lil Louis ‘French Kiss’ (ffrr)
BEAT OF THE STREET: Raze ‘Break 4 Love’ (Champion)
BREAK BEAT OF THE YEAR: James Brown ‘Funky Drummer’, and still Lyn Collins ‘Think (About It)’ (Polydor/Urban)
BONESBREAKER OF THE YEAR: Frankie “Bones”
JANGLING IVORIES: ‘Going Back To My Roots’ (any version)
BIRD WATCHERS: 808 State, Sueno Latino
STRAIGHT TALKERS: NWA
(Dionne) WARWICK WALKERS: Smith & Mighty, Sybil
2 TONE 2 TIMER: Longsy D ‘This Is Ska (Sk’acid Mix)’ (Big One)
SHOCK HORROR: “acid house”
ACIEED LIVES: Adamski
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO: 114bpm?
QUINCY JONES featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan ‘I’ll Be Good To You’ (US Qwest 0-21408)
Rasped by Ray and seared by Chaka, this instantly massive Brothers Johnson revival has been brilliantly remixed by Arthur Baker a variety of different ways, closest to the album version in the jolting jiggly swingbeat 110¼-0bpm 12″ Remix but perhaps hottest in the much slower Soul II Soul-ish swaying 98⅞-99-0bpm Good For Your Soul Mix, while at the opposite extreme (a wonderful thing, modern technology!) the same basic track’s synth chopped Around The House Mix is a loping 118-0bpm, with stuttery more acidically cantering 118-0bpm Around The House Dub, drily thudding 0-99-99⅛bpm Good To Your Soul Dub, and tricksily juddering 0-110-110⅓-0bpm 12″ Remix Dub versions too on the good value import, the UK 12-inch (Qwest W2697T) due around now apparently being restricted to just the here somehow 98⅞-98⅔-0bpm Good For Your Soul Mix flipped by the 118-0bpm Around The House Mix and an 110bpm edit of the 12-inch Remix.
Meanwhile the musical odyssey-like stunning album, QUINCY JONES ‘Back On The Block’ (Qwest WX 313), features (often in interesting juxtaposition) a myriad of stars too many to mention plus a remarkable young boy called Tevin Campbell of whom great things are expected in the future, variously performing on the funkily jogging 105bpm title track, jiggly 101⅛bpm ‘I Don’t Go For That‘, chunkily lurching 110bpm ‘I’ll Be Good To You‘ (these three being the most easily danceable swingbeat-ish cuts), sassily rhythmic acappella 106bpm ‘Wee B. Dooinit‘ (Quincy, as previously revealed, tapping the metal plate in his skull!), conversation and acappella introed brilliant flying jazz 0-135-0bpm ‘Jazz Corner Of The World/Birdland’, gorgeous lushly crawling 0-33-0bpm ‘Septembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)’, sweetly swaying 0-82⅓-0bpm ‘Tomorrow (A Better You, Better Me)’, jerkily dated 107⅛bpm ‘One Man Woman’, romantically doodling 0-16/32bpm ‘The Secret Garden’, meandering gospel-ish 42½-0bpm ‘The Places You Find Love’.
MR. FINGERS ‘What About This Love’ (US Alleviated Music ML2208)
A breeze of fresh air, this Larry Heard created beautiful lushly jazzy and gentle, keyboards tinkled and washed, soothingly crooned pulsing 113bpm swayer is deep house if it can be counted as house at all (lovely Dub Version too), real mood music.
FLOWMASTERS ‘Energy Dawn (I Wanna See You Dance)’ (XL Recordings XLEP-103, via CityBeat)
Frankie ‘Bones’ & Tommy Musto, amongst their many guises on their own US labels, are now also signed direct in the UK as the Flowmasters for this simple phrases repeating Hamilton Bohannon meets Sueno Latino-ish pulsing and shuffling 122bpm deep house jiggler, in Club Mix, Techno Energy and Bassline Energy versions, flipped by the different though also 122bpm jittery chugging title repeating ‘Let It Take Control’, in self descriptive Pumped Piano and Heartbeat Mixes, plus the ‘Tubular Bells’-ish dry drums tripped throbbing 120bpm ‘House The Crowd (Dub The Crowd)‘.
2 IN A ROOM ‘Do What You Want’ (US Cutting Records CR-232)
Good value double-sided remixes from the various New York producers created recent album, coupling this samples prodded strong chantingly rapped beefily bounding hip house stormer, in a 120⅔bpm 12-inch Remix and Deep Dub, with the equally vigorous but more jerkily lurching Loleatta Holloway title line sampling ‘Take Me Away’, in Little Louie Vega & Aldo Marin’s 123⅛-0bpm Vol. 1 Remix and the self identifying 123⅓bpm Junior Vasquez Mix.
S.L. TROOPERS Featuring SWEET PEA ‘Movement’ (Music Of Life NOTE 32)
Supported now by Norwood’s Crimemaster T, DJ Woodhouse and Jono, it was Sweet Pea who rapped ‘Mellow Mellow Right On’ for LA Mix’s album, his London locations naming angry worded 123bpm frantically scratching funk woven exciting abrasive rap being flipped by the equally well worded and funky but less frenetic 124bpm ‘There It Is‘ (both with instrumentals).
RAZE featuring Lady J & The Secretary of Ent. ‘All 4 Love (Break 4 Love 1990)’ (Champion CHAMP 12-228)
One of the monster grooves of ’88, let alone ’89, in its way as enduring as ‘The 900 Number’ and even more influential as the basis for innumerable adaptations, the lightly lurching ‘Break 4 Love’ is now in a cooing girl wailed and rhythm riding guy rapped chugging 119⅞bpm new adaptation by its own creators (in Club Mix, Rob’s Rap Mix, Dub Instrumental and Acappella versions), hot on promo for those who were mailed it and more recently on Da SHEET Records import ahead of full UK release.
HOW II HOUSE ‘Time 2 Feel The Rhythm’ (Outer Rhythm FOOT 2, via Rhythm King)
Excitingly fierce smacking jangly synth stabbed bounding electro-techno leaper, in the typically uncluttered style of Bigshot Records on which it was originally imported — as ‘Time To Feel The Rhythm’ (VS 144) — in 124-0bpm Def Party and 124bpm Symphonic Mixes, these here being 123⅔bpm with the Def Party Mix now for some reason called instead the Detroit Mix, which is confusing as the import flip’s separate drums throbbed ‘Unlock The House’ is what’s in 123-0bpm Detroit and 122bpm Maddhouse Mixes, here only the now 121½bpm Maddhouse Mix being included.
SEDUCTION ‘Two To Make It Right’ (Breakout USAT 679)
David Cole & Robert Clivilles created catchily worded girls cooed and squawked funky drummer thundered and ‘Champ’ organ prodded scratchy lurching jitterer in latin hip hop-ish 115¼-115⅓-115⅔-116⅓-0bpm Club Mix and 115⅓-115½bpm Radio Remix versions, flipped by alternative more vigorous bassily throbbed galloping (0-)121¼-121⅓-121¼-0bpm Hip House Vocal and 121¼bpm House Dub versions.
LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY ‘Heartstealer (The Freddie Bastone Mix)’ (Saturday SDY 11, via Pacific)
Recorded here just prior to her new RCA deal, this authentically garage styled (rather than Hi-NRG, you may be relieved to hear!) Ian Levine, Ralph Tee & Steven Wagner produced throatily growled — if not phlegm constricted — loosely shuffling loper is in two 119½bpm Bastone mixes plus a more drily throbbing 119¾bpm Jon Williams Mix.
JERRY EDWARDS ‘I Am Somebody’ (RePublic Records LICT 021X, via Rough Trade) The final single to be extracted from last summer’s Blaze produced ‘Paradise Regained’ garage compilation, a Rock Shock remixed classy cantering slick gospel-ish floater in fluidly bassed lovely loose (0-)120¾bpm Amaizin’ N.J. and 120⅔bpm Dubbin’ N.J. Mixes, or tighter more mechanically driven (0-)118⅔bpm Blazin’ Soul, 118¾bpm Piano Dub and 119⅓bpm Paradise Regained Mixes (Acappella too).
3RD BASS ‘The Cactus Album’ (US Def Jam FC 45415)
Along the lines of the Beastie Boys meeting De La Soul, this obviously calculated though rather good tracks crammed rap album has many brief verbal interludes and other longer wacky bits, MC Serch (sic) and Prime Minister Pete Nice firin’ up the Pink Floyd clocks introed “what’s the time?” questioning jiggly burbling 0-103bpm ‘Steppin’ To The A.M.’, Blood Sweat & Tears ‘Spinning Wheel’ prodded 0-107¼bpm ‘Sons Of 3rd Bass‘, jazzily sinuous (0-)98¾-0bpm ‘Monte Hall‘, rolling 0-101⅞-0bpm ‘The Gas Face‘, jerkily shuffling 110⅓-110⅔bpm ‘The Cactus‘, chugging 103-0bpm ‘Wordz Of Wizdom‘, hip house-ish 112¾bpm ‘Brooklyn-Queens‘, aggressive 0-110bpm ‘Oval Office‘, jogging 94½bpm ‘Soul In The Hole‘, brassy (0-)98bpm ‘Product Of The Environment‘, scrubbing (0-)101⅛bpm ‘Triple Stage Darkness‘.
MC’S LOGIK ‘Peace & Unity’ (Submission DJSUBX 017)
This fast gruff guy rapped and Valexandre wailed jittery twittery 120bpm hip house leaper, remixed by Groove, is coupled for good value (on promo, anyway) with the ‘Longshot Kick The Bucket’ raggamuffin started then squiggly tugging rap ‘n’ scratch 89⅔-105⅛bpm ‘Lay Down The Law‘ (featuring MC Law), fast talking samples and scratches woven deceptively simple sounding 0-119¾bpm ‘Operate Logikally‘, and Monie Love-like fierce jiggly 116⅓bpm ‘Personal Vendetta‘.
ALTERNATIONS ‘Feel It For You’ (US RCA/Popular 9132-1-RD)
Dave Morales remixed gasping breathy male and female vocals punctuated acidically sizzled though unhurriedly ticking twittery Raze-ish rambling loper in 0-120bpm Sensitive, 0-120¼bpm Planetary Access, 120¼bpm Jungle and jerkier Indian Summer Mixes, apparently due for UK release.
YANNI ‘Niki Nana’ (US Private Music 2060-1-PD)
Initially hotter in its bass booming monotonous (though doubtless hypnotically grooving through huge speakers) house-ishly instrumentated yet strangely slow 109¾bpm David Morales mixed lurching instrumental Red Zone and B-Boy Mixes, the flip’s rumblingly building at times ‘Going Back To My Roots’-like afro-type chanting Private Mix and fully vocal Album Mix/Radio Edit are more dramatic.
MASSIVE SOUNDS ‘Free South Africa’ (RePublic Records LICT027X)
Now with raggamuffin accented spoken unhurriedly loping vaguely afro funk-ish new 117¼bpm Uhuru and 117¼-0bpm Amandla Mixes, this oddball Bobby Konders & Tommy Musto production still has its originally imported better black slogans overlaid though otherwise instrumental more fluidly pulsing organ doodled deep house 120⅓-0bpm Wds. of Truth Mix and the pipingly tootled striding raggamuffin house 118⅓-0bpm ‘Ruff & Massive (Realitytime Mix)‘, from last summer.
“BIG BABY” ‘Big House’ (US Big Productions BP 1000)
‘Big Paul’ Punzone + ‘Baby Hec’ Romero created (which explains their name!) simply effective ‘D’ Train-ish synth chorded thrumming and rattling sparse house galloper with what sounds like Mrs Thatcher saying “get on down and par-tay”, in 126bpm House, 126¼bpm Work It, and washing machine-style 0-126¼-0bpm Deep In Big Baby Acid Mixes.
SLY & ROBBIE ‘Dance Hall (Jam Fierce Dance Hall Remix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 153)
A bit slow but hip house-like thanks to its continuous Lyn Collins “yeah – wooh” break beat, this powerfully pounding 0-112½-0bpm jiggly lurching, jangling and rapping funk roller builds a massive momentum, with a similar No Bass In Yo Face Mix and straighter hip house 116¼bpm Jam Fierce House Vocal Dub.
DOUBLE J ‘Bless The Funk’ (Fourth & Broadway 12 BRW 152)
DJ Mark The 45 King produced Hi-Tension title line prodded jaunty 122¾bpm jazz-funk-ish hip house jumper, gruffly rapped in bursts, with virtually instrumental 123⅝bpm Club and Instrumental mixes.
THE CLUB CHART – January 6, 1990
01 01 GET A LIFE (CLUB MIX)/JAZZIE’S GROOVE (NEW VERSION) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in
02 04 GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS/RICH IN PARADISE FPI Project present Rich In Paradise, Rumour Records 12in
03 04 IT’S OVER NOW (ORIGINAL CLASSIC/1989 WITH ATTITUDE) Ultra Naté, WEA 12in
04 08 N-R-G (PARTS 1 & 2)/THE BASSLINE CHANGED MY LIFE/I DREAM OF YOU Adamski, MCA Records LP/12in promo
05 13 THE MAGIC NUMBER (1-2-3 MIX)/BUDDY (NATIVE TONGUE DECISION MIX)/GHETTO THANG (GHETTO XIMER MIX) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
06 03 PACIFIC-202/PACIFIC STATE/PACIFIC-303 808 State, Zang 12in
07 24 GOT TO HAVE YOUR LOVE (MIXES) Mantronix (featuring Wondress), US Capitol 12in
08 33 TOUCH ME (SEXUAL VERSION) 49ers, Fourth & Broadway 12in
09 23 PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER (SLAMMIN’ & JAMMIN’ MIX) D Mob, ffrr 12in
10 17 20 SECONDS TO COMPLY (FINAL CONFLICT) Silver Bullet, Tam Tam 12in
11 06 ENCORE Tongue ‘N’ Cheek, Syncopate 12in
12 19 ENERGY DAWN/LET IT TAKE CONTROL (MIXES) Flowmasters, XL Recordings 12in EP
13 07 ALL AROUND THE WORLD (LONG VERSION) Lisa Stansfield, Arista 12in
14 15 HEAVEN (HEAVY CLUB/ALTERNATIVE 12” MIX) The Chimes, CBS 12in
15 10 I CALLED U/BLACKOUT Lil Louis & The World, ffrr LP/12in promo
16 05 LET THE RHYTHM PUMP (MIXES) Doug Lazy, Atlantic 12in
17 34 DO WHAT YOU WANT (REMIX)/TAKE ME AWAY (VOL 1 REMIX) 2 In A Room, US Cutting Records 12in
18 09 AUTUMN LOVE (FUTURE 3)/DESTINY (THE RAVE MIX) Electra, ffrr12in
19 — I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU (MIXES) Quincy Jones featuring Ray Charles and Chaka Khan, US Qwest 12in
20 32 LIVE TOGETHER/SINCERITY Lisa Stansfield, Arista LP
21 14 FOR THOSE WHO LIKE TO GROOVE (REMIXES)/LYRICAL RUNDOWN Twin Hype, Profile 12in
22 11 WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN’ (DEF MIX) Inner City, 10 Records 12in
23 42 MOMENTS IN SOUL (MIXES) J.T. And The Big Family, Italian BHF Production 12in
24 16 STORIES (I’VE A NOVELLA/STORIES MIXES) Izit, PerfectO 12in
25 12 RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES (HOUSE VOCAL) Patti Day, Debut 12in
26 18 GRAND PIANO/PIANO GROOVE The Mix Master, BCM Records 12in
27 48 GOT TO GET (EXTENDED MIX) Rob ‘n’ Raz featuring Leila K, Arista 12in
28 29 EVERYDAY (UNDERGROUND REMIX) The Jam Machine, de/Construction 12in
29 56 BEAUTIFUL LOVE (EXTENDED)/PROMISES (EXTENDED) Adeva, Cooltempo 12in
30 44 MAGIC ATTO II° (THE DEEP) D.J. Lelewel, BCM Records 12in
31 49 THE EVE OF THE WAR (DEEPSPACE MIX) Ben Liebrand Remix, CBS 12in
32 36 JUST WANNA TOUCH ME (SENSUAL MIX) Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Urban 12in
33 38 GET HIP TO THIS! (FRANKIE BONES MANIC MIX) Naish & M.D. Emm, RePublic Records 12in
34 57 THE BADMAN IS ROBBIN’ Hijack, Syndicate Records/Epic 12in promo
35 25 LADIES FIRST (45 KING/ULTIMATUM MIXES) Queen Latifah & Monie Love, Gee Street 12in
36 — WHAT ABOUT THIS LOVE (VERSIONS) Mr. Fingers, US Alleviated Music 12in
37 28 STAY CLOSE (MIXES) Mondeé Oliver, US Gherkin Records 12in
38 46 THIS WAY, THAT WAY (MIXES) Pandella, Easy Street 12in
39 22 JUST AS LONG AS I GOT YOU (MIXES) Looney Tunes, XL Recordings 12in
40 43 DON’T YOU WANT MY LOVE (MIXES) Jomanda, US Big Beat 12in
41 55 BLACK MAN KEEP MOVING ON/SAVE THE FAMILY/GREAT FEELING/HOW YA LIVIN’ Tashan, OBR LP
42 63 WALK ON BY (MIXES) Dina Carroll, Jive 12in promo
43 26 STOMP (MOVE JUMP JACK YOUR BODY) (MIXES) K-Y-ZE, Cooltempo 12in
44 20 AIRPORT ’89 (MIXES) Wood Allen, German BCM Records 12in
45 — GET A LIFE (12” MIX)/JAZZIE’S GROOVE (DOBIE’S GROOVE)/BACK TO LIFE (ONE WORLD REMIX) Soul II Soul, 10 Records 12in
46 80 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU/I DON’T GO FOR THAT/BACK ON THE BLOCK/BIRDLAND Quincy Jones, Qwest LP
47 78 CONTROL YOURSELF COUSIN (MIXES) The Homeboy, Cheque This Records 12in white label
48 94 SET ME FREE (MIXES) Sterling Void featuring Paris Brightless, US DJ International Records 12in
49 30 THE THEME (MIXES) Unique 3, 10 Records 12in
50 21 GET BUSY (MIXES) Mr Lee, Jive 12in
51 58 QUIEN TU TE CREES? (PART I/II/III) BCN Orchestra, BCM Records 12in promo
52 — DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON ME (MIXES)/FIVE YOURSELF TO ME (MIXES) Sax, US Loud House Records 12in
53 65 THE BIGGER THEY COME, THE HARDER THEY FALL (PASSION MIX) April Wayne, US Enigma 12in
54 85 FEELING FREE (THE “JAZZY WHO?” MIX)/SIT AND WAIT (STATIONARY TO STATIONARY MIX) Sydney Youngblood, Circa Records 12in
55 54 FX/EYES OF SORROW A Guy Called Gerald, Subscape 12in
56 47 I AM SOMEBODY (MIXES) Jerry Edwards, RePublic Records 12in
57 37 WHO NEEDS A LOVE LIKE THAT (MIXES) Cut The Q, Submission 12in promo
58 — MOTHERLAND (MIXES) Tribal House, US Pow Wow Records 12in
59 40 ALL 4 LOVE Raze featuring Lady J & The Secretary of Ent., US Da SHEET Records 12in/Champion mailing list promo
60 — ‘DONE BY THE FORCES OF NATURE’ Jungle Brothers, US Warner Bros LP
61 35 BEYOND THIS WORLD (LP VERSION)/PROMO NO. 2 Jungles Brothers, US Warner Bros 12in
62 69 NOW YOU’RE GONE (MIXES) In-Dex, US Bigshot Records 12in
63 79 TWO TO MAKE IT RIGHT (MIXES) Seduction, Breakout 12in
64 67 CHECK IT OUT (HIT ‘N’ RUN MIX)/SPACE TALK (OUTERSPACE MIX)/DO YOU WANT ME (MIXES) Masters Of The Universe, Strictly Underground 12in
65 — YOUR LIES (MIXES) Dionne, US Bigshot Records 12in
66 — NOWHERE TO RUN (MIXES) Vicky Martin, US Movin’ Records 12in
67 76 INNA CITY MAMA (ORIGINAL/RE-RECORDED)/THE NEXT GENERATION Neneh Cherry, Circa Records 12in promo
68 61 JUST WANNA TOUCH ME (HALLELUJAH/CASA LATINO MIXES) Fidelfatti with Ronnette, Urban 12in
69 — THE MAGIC NUMBER (TOO MAD MIX)/EYE KNOW (DAISY BASS MIX)/SAY NO GO (BONUS BEATS)/ME MYSELF AND I – SAY NO GO (THE UNITY MIX) De La Soul, Big Life 12in
70 27 WARM LOVE (LATIN VIBES/SOULSONIC MIXES) The Beatmasters featuring Claudia Fontaine, Rhythm King 12in
71 81 TIME TO FEEL THE RHYTHM (MIXES) How II House, Outer Rhythm 12in
72 50 JAM IT JAM (PASCAL GABRIEL/HIP HOP MIXES) She Rockers, Jive 12in pre-release
73 51 WELCOME (LONG VERSION) Gino Latino, US Harbor Light Records 12in
74 — THIS IS HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE (MIXES)/YOU GET DOWN (MIXES) Powercut Crew, Vinyl Lab Records 12in
75 — DEXTROUS (MIXES) Nightmares On Wax, WARP Records/Outer Rhythm 12in
76 72 DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’RE MISSIN’ (MIXES) Jillian Mendez, US Bigshot Records 12in
77 100= THE PLEASURE OF THE MUSIC/(INSTRUMENTAL) Ester B., Italian Pleasure St. 12in
78 — CAUSE YOU’RE RIGHT ON TIME (HIDEOUT/OLD SCHOOL MIXES)/I WANNA GO BANG (OLD TIME DUB) Limelife, US Loud House Records 12in
79 75 IT’S GONNA BE ALRIGHT Ruby Turner, Jive 12in promo
80 — LOVE ON LOVE (MIXES) Dr. Mouthquake, More Protein 12in promo
81 82 LADIES (LET’S GO) (MIXES) T.D.P., Reachin’ Records 12in
82 re FOOLS GOLD The Stone Roses, Silvertone Records 12in
83 91 MOVEMENT/THERE IT IS S.L. Troopers featuring Sweet Pea, Music Of Life 12in pre-release
84 52 PLANET E (REMIX)/LET’S GET JAZZY (DOPE MIX) kc Flightt, RCA/Popular 12in
85 77 DIRTY CASH (MONEY TALKS) (MIXES) Adventures Of Stevie V, Mercury 12in promo
86 88 THE PHANTOM (REMIX/ORIGINAL MIX) Renegade Sound Wave, Mute 12in
87 31 LET THERE BE HOUSE (MIXES) Deskee, 1st Bass 12in
88 87 HOUSE MUSIC LOVERS (VERSIONS) El Chico, German BCM Records 12in
89 re HITMIX (OFFICIAL BOOTLEG MEGAMIX)/SLEIGH RIDE Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
90 — GOING BACK TO MY ROOTS (VOCAL REMIX) (featuring Sharon Dee Clarke)/(REMIX)/SALSA IN PARADISE (BOOM BOOM VERSION) FPI Project present Rich In Paradise, Rumour Records 12in
91 re DROPPIN’ RHYMES ON DRUMS/ETTA DROPPIN’ SCIENCE ON DRUMS Def Jef featuring Etta James, US Delicious Vinyl 12in
92 89 TECHNO PRISONERS Ubik/THE MIX MAX STYLE Mr K, Zoom Records 12in
93 re WALK AWAY FROM LOVE (MIXES) Paul Simpson featuring Anthony White, Cooltempo 12in
94 74 MAMA GAVE BIRTH TO THE SOUL CHILDREN Queen Latifah, Gee Street LP
95 64 IT’S OVER NOW (TONY HUMPHRIES MIX/1989 WITH ATTITUDE/PIANO MIX WITH NO VOCALS) Ultra Naté, WEA 12in
96 92 YOU DON’T KNOW ME Larreé Lee, US 4th + B’way 12in
97 — ALL WE WANNA DO IS DANCE The House Crew, Production House Records 12in
98 — AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW (MIXES) Big Daddy Kane, Cold Chillin’ 12in
99 — FX (MAYDAY MIX) A Guy Called Gerald, Subscape 12in
100= 62 HEARTSTEALER (FREDDIE BASTONE/JON WILLIAMS MIXES) Loleatta Holloway, Saturday 12in
100= 95 PAIN/(INSTRUMENTAL) Lee Marrow, Italian DiscoMagic 12in/Champion promo
100= 86 I DON’T NEED YOUR LOVE (US REMIXES) Jo Ann Jones, US Next Plateau Records Inc 12in
100= — PACIFIC-909 (MELLOW BIRDS MEGA EDIT)/COBRA-BORA 808 State, Zang 12in
100= — VOICES IN THE DARK (MIXES) Roommates, US Strictly Rhythm 12in
2 thoughts on “January 6, 1990: The Hammy Awards 1989, Quincy Jones, Mr. Fingers, Flowmasters, 2 In A Room”
Instead of the Euromix column, there’s another incursion into James’s territory this week, with a similarly sized “Indie-House Roundup”, written by Phil Cheeseman.
For me personally, we’ve started to enter another mini-golden age, with loads of big favourites making their debuts. In particular, I loved Quincy Jones’ Back On The Block album, particularly the staggeringly star-studded “Jazz Corner Of The World/Birdland”, a rare example of multi-artist collaborations actually working brilliantly.
The “Jungle Mix” of Alternations’ “Feel It For You” is, needless to say, nothing to do with the jungle genre – we’re still way too early for that! – but, as with “drum and bass”, it won’t be the last reference to “Jungle”, either.
You’re bang on with the comment about the jungle groove not emerging for another 2 or 3 years but Shut Up And Dance had been making records with it’s immediate predecessor hardcore with tunes with elements like hardcore (which also weren’t as a genre until towards of 1990) and believe it not I’ve read that the legendary ‘We Are I E ” by Lennie De Ice which as about hardcore as possible but for some reason was recorded in 1988 but held back to the 1990 for release.
1990 is the year hardcore emerged and I’m pretty sure 4Hero with “Mr Kirk’s Nightmare”: was one of the first fully hardcore tune as we now know it -when Steve Jackson on his legendary Tuesday night show on Kiss it blew me away – I’d never heard anything like it