James Hamilton’s BEATS & PIECES
The column that DJs read
NETWORK RECORDS are rush releasing here the suddenly much talked about True Faith featuring Final Cut’s ‘Take Me Away’ (in three versions, its original 1989 mix from Detroit’s Paragon Records plus not only a remake of the current bootleg remix that incorporates Kaos’s ‘Definition Of Love’, to which Network conveniently has the rights as well, but also a brand new remix by Nexus 21), this logical looking successor to The Source featuring Candi Staton being the track that amongst other treatments was remade by The Mix Master (an alter ego of DJ Lelewel) as the Italian flip to ‘Grand Piano’, his adaptation being then bootlegged a year ago as part of the ‘Take Sting Away On Acid EP’ and now remixed on the Pin Up Girls label, while a cover version by Sweet Mercy featuring Natasha has already been about on Blip and another by the Awesome 3 is due soon on A&M:PM! . . . The DJ Mixing Championships UK Final is being held at Chippenham’s Golddiggers on Wednesday, March 6, while the World Final will presumably again take place as part of the International DJ Convention, due to run through the first weekend in April (venues and precise dates unspecified so far) . . . Ashley Waring has been joined at Island doing club and radio promotion for 4th + B’way by musical “know it all” Gavin Wright, previously at Balham’s Record Corner shop — 4+B incidentally have picked up the CFM Band’s enduring import hit ‘Jazz It Up’ for UK release in a fortnight, and are re-releasing Wally Badarou’s ultra influential old ‘Chief Inspector’ from 1985 (source of countless riffs and rhythm tracks since!) in a brand new remix by Nomad Soul . . . Under Cover Movement’s ‘Moonstompin” is being fully distributed via Pinnacle from the end of this week, its creator Mark Ryder (re the review two issues ago) clarifying that he started out by always etching messages into the vinyl of his Strictly Underground logo’s releases (which last summer, of course, included an otherwise totally label-less black pressing of TTO) and it was actually he who gave to his old mate and near neighbour André Jacobs this and other of the ideas used now also by the latter for D-Zone Records! . . . Mark meanwhile is launching another logo strictly for techno releases, Dance Movement Records, which will include “the ultimate bleep record” called just ‘The Bleep‘ plus ‘Crazy Techno‘, both by as yet un-named spin-offs of Under Cover Movement . . . York’s Ziggys this Thursday (14) again becomes The Sweat Box, with DJs Bri G, Rockee and Chris Sweet’s fast stuff downstairs plus Soul Pete and Bry Walker’s soothing soul upstairs . . . One World’s Beano this Saturday (16) at Belfast Art College has hypnotizin’ Hibrid playing live plus DJs Keith Connolly, Alan Ferris, Dee O’Grady & Paul McCourt . . . Euphoria ’91 Thursdays in Southampton currently see Gary G spinning sweet soul and swingbeat in the Moscow Bar 8.30-11 pm (£2 admission but cheap vodka and Fosters), with free entry from there before 10.30pm into the neighbouring Escape Club for Mark’O, DJ Sweet, DJ Ramos & Simon A’s hardcore house, rap ‘n’ ragga until 2am . . . Phil Jay’s Fridays at The Villagers in Blackheath, hidden in the woods south east of Guildford between Wonersh and Albury, are now into their fifth successful year and he has hopes of his restarted Tuesdays there being just as hot too . . . Howard Platt, the popular owner of Gt. Yarmouth’s Tiffanys, had a heart attack and died two weekends ago . . . The Main Event weekender’s guest acts at Pwllheli Starcoast World over March 1/2/3 now include Main Source, Gang Starr, Dream Warriors, Outlaw Posse, Daddy Freddy, Nomad, Nexus 21, Rhythmatic, LFO, Dream Frequency, Light Of The World, Brand New Heavies, James Taylor Quartet, Galliano, The Tyrrel Corporation and Donna Gardier, with more to be added — booking details from LiveWire on 081-364 1212 . . . Kaos 4 over the weekend of April 19/20/21, this the latest in a sellout series being now at Camber Sands Pontins, will feature DJs Danny Rampling, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, Nicky Holloway, Andy Weatherall, Terry Farley, Phil Perry, Fat Tony, Fabio, Groove Rider, Jazzy M, Glen Gunner, Johnny Walker, Carl Cox, Rocky & Diesel, Nancy Noise, DJ Face, Steve Lee, Ray Keith, Darren Emerson, Marvin Connor plus appropriate live acts and PAs — booking details from LiveWire on 081-364 1666 or general enquiries from The Incredible Organization on 081-392 2922 . . . Capital FM DJs Pat & Mick’s fourth Stock Aitken Waterman produced annual Help A London Child charity single will be a revival of Jimmy Bo Home’s ‘Gimme Some’ . . . Tracy Ackerman, having impersonated Minnie Riperton for Massivo’s revival of ‘Loving You’, also supplied the Kylie style choruses for Rico’s ‘Mix Back In Time’ . . . Inner City have used for their video of ‘Till We Meet Again’ the choreographer Madonna used for her vid of ‘Vogue’, which may or may not be a coincidence as they reckon ‘Vogue’ borrowed a bit from their old hit, ‘Ain’t Nobody Better’! . . . AS IT GROOVES!
The week’s new club promos and remixes reviewed by James Hamilton and Graeme Park
URBAN SOUL ‘Alright’
TRIBAL HOUSE ‘Mainline’
GRACE FEATURING LORRAINE SCOTT ‘Ecstasy’ (Garage Mix/Hypnotech Mix/Crypt Mix/Original Mix)
THE BROTHERS OF THE HEAD ‘Brother Man’
CARMEL ‘And I Take It For Granted’ (Brian Eno 12 inch remix)
INNER CITY ‘Till We Meet Again’ (Reese In Rio Mix/Places And Spaces Mix)
ZZONE INC ‘Cosmic Dance’
EVILROY ‘Ecstasy (I Need Your Body)’
FIRE ‘My Love Is’ (DJ Pierre’s House Instrumental UK Edit/DJ Pierre’s In De House Mix) [Fire was a pseudonym for Donny Osmond]
LAND OF FUN FEATURING CAROL HALL ‘In The Basement’ (Deep Joy Remix/Original)
SLAM SLAM ‘Move (Dance All Night)’ (Slammin’/Red Zone Mixes/Original)
DREAMHOUSE FEATURING CAESAR ‘Jump And Prance’ (Club Mix/Dream Mix)
DEEE-LITE ‘How Do You Say . . . Love?’ (Elektra EKR118T)
Apparently rush released right now although only just promoed, this breezy sometimes bleeping but specialist strider has been serviced to DJs in merely its simple sparse drum tapped and jazzily chording keyboards driven bounding A Delicious Pal Joey Dub (121¾bpm), with Lady Miss Kier’s whispered repetition of its title line its only lyric (making a groove rather than a song, surely out in a more commercial mix too?), flipped by a Bootsy Collins conversational comments augmented ‘Groove Is In The Heart (Bootsified to the Nth Degree)‘ (121½bpm) remix of their earlier hit.
DREAM WARRIORS ‘Ludi’ (4th + B’way 12 BRW 206)
More straightforward without any speeded up double tempo this time (specially so King Lou Robinson’s mother, to whom it’s dedicated, can dance to it!), the Toronto rappers’ pleasant recreation of the cool harmony backed rolling ‘Rudi’ style of rock steady that preceded reggae during the late Sixties is in a Double Trouble Club Mix (92¼bpm) or penny whistle tones piped Original and Drop Out Mixes (91½bpm), coupled also with the staccato wordy ‘Very Easy To Assemble But Hard To Take Apart (Generation Gap Mix)‘ (108bpm) featuring rap and piano by Slim ‘Jazz Legend’ Gaillard (as they call the enigmatic 1930s veteran).
MC HAMMER ‘Here Comes The Hammer’ (124½bpm) (Capitol 12CL 610)
Driven at a lickety spit by blatantly exciting samples from James Brown’s ‘Super Bad’, a beat that cooler rappers haven’t considered hip to the hop for years, this therefore unsubtle but obviously very commercial frantic jerky leaper revolves around the title line slogan from Hammer’s TV commercial for Pepsi, promoed in 12-inch Remix and more percussive jittery frenetic Uh-Oh Here Comes The Hammer versions, apparently an instrumental version being due too on the released 12-inch along possibly with the old ‘U Can’t Touch This (LP Version)’ (133bpm) that alone couples the 7-inch Edit.
CAVEMAN ‘I’m Ready’ (110¼bpm) (Profile PROFT 330, via Pinnacle)
Rapped by MCM through grunging guitar from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Crosstown Traffic’, this funkily drummed strong angry jiggler has a less bassily mixed Original Version too, flipped (on a good value four-tracker that deserves to sell well) by the infectious two note guitar and brass riff backed jittery fast talking ‘Pages And Pages‘ (121¼bpm), and staccato shuffling ‘Back To Cause Mayhem‘ (113¼bpm), all cut by Diamond J.
GEORGE MICHAEL ‘Soul Free’ (88½bpm) (Epic 656647 6)
Deceptively slow as it’s full of jauntily half steppin’ bounce that somehow seems much faster, this terrific Thrashing Doves meet Soul II Soul type piano jangled and flute tootled semi-falsetto jiggler was always his album’s best track but is officially only flip to the breathy Paul McCartney-ish ‘Heal The Pain’ (105bpm).
COLONEL ABRAMS ‘Bad Timing’ (US Horus Records VR-1252)
Hopefully good timing for the long overdue return (on a Miami based label) of not only the proto-house pioneering hit maker but also his current producer, the once even more stellar Larry Blackmon, this Colonel and Cameo combining comeback being a throatily moaned lurching urgent wriggly canterer in its House Version (116¾bpm), with sparser thumping Club Remix, girl rasped rawly thudding Dub Mix, starkly smacking Radical House Mix, and soulfully striding Extended and Edited Radio Mix versions too (all others 117bpm), none however sounding like a definitive 1991 style mix.
BELL BIV DeVOE ‘B.B.D. (I Thought It Was Me)? (Frankie Foncett Mix)’ (105¼bpm) (MCA Records MCAX 1461)
New Edition members Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe’s US R&B chart topper from last year is finally out here next week on almost a mini ‘Greatest Hits’ UK remix three-tracker, this Hank Shocklee/Eric ‘Vietnam’ Sadler/Keith Shocklee co-created tenderly whispered, crooned and chatted jiggler being in a still confusion introed but now juddery lurching new UK remix, flipped likewise by S & P Jervier Full Rub Mixes of the much more infectious here percussively tapping older jittery new jack swing ‘Poison’ (110bpm) and funky rare groove breakbeats weaving ‘Do Me!’ (107bpm).
SURFACE ‘The First Time’ (63bpm) (CBS 656476 6)
Selling steadily for the last month to soul lurvers although yet to hit any dance charts here, the guys’ US pop chart topping tenderly harmonised mushy sweet yearning smoocher is the only newie on a romantic four-tracker fleshed out for greater UK appeal with 1986’s classic groin grindingly jogging ‘Happy’ (98bpm), 1988’s ‘Juicy Fruit’-ishly tempoed ‘Closer Than Friends’ (97bpm) and Lionel Richie-esque ‘Shower Me With Your Love’ (65½bpm).
KEITH THOMPSON ‘I Want What You’ve Got’ (US Powertraxx Records PTX-12-02)
With some mildly bleeping synth and soulful groaning, this Brooklyn recorded rambling but beefily rumbling house canterer has an underlying old fashioned Giorgio Moroder type drive in its long Club (122-121¾bpm) and instrumental Dub (121¾bpm), flipped by lighter, tighter, more tunefully bounding Extended Radio (122bpm) and Radio (121¾bpm) versions, plus a Chantapella (122bpm), selling for several weeks.
NOUVEAUX NATION ‘It’s Just A Dream’ (US House Jam Records HJA 9016)
With a grammatically incorrect name if one is pedantic about use of the French plural, but no matter, Edward ‘Getdown’ Crosby’s mournful guy moaned unhurriedly thumping old fashioned 1987-style house loper is in Club and vocal Dub Mixes (119½bpm), flipped by New York and stuttery instrumental House Of Music Mixes (119¾bpm), warm for a while now.
STEREO MC’S ‘Lost In Music (Ultimatum Remix)’ (114bpm) (4th + B’way/Gee Street 12BRW 198)
Thankfully forsaking all pretence of street cred, the Sarf Londoners now head straight for the chart with a terrific rumblingly chugging chunky pop rap given a jauntily drawled Jagger cum ragga type vocal and catchily building “aw-huh, aw-huh, I just can’t hold it back” chorus chant (Sister Sledge’s main influence is in the title), flipped by a strong Instrumental plus the “in the heart of Africa” punctuated ploppingly meandering ‘Early One Morning‘ (109¾bpm), out next week and sounding like a smash.
CFM BAND ‘Jazz It Up’ (105/210bpm) (4th + B’way 12 BRW 216)
ReynaId ‘Crazy Frenchman’ Deschamps’ enduring import seller by his Crazy French Man Band is a Warren Rosenstein keyboarded and Richie Weeks scatted dynamite jazz jumper, fingersnappingly polyrhythmic and reminiscent of Chill Fac-Torr’s similarly double-tempo ‘Twist (Round ‘N’ Round)’, here for some reason now even faster in just its Jazz and Jam Mixes, coupled more routinely by the Seventies disco and 1986 house samples combining also now faster ‘Dance To The Music (Body Action)‘ in just its Dance Mix (126bpm), good too but less exceptional.
DIANA BROWN & BARRIE K SHARPE ‘Love Or Nothing’ (ffrr FXDJ 152)
Co-created with One World, this wah wah wukka wukka-ed and for a time early Jackson 5 copying ultra jittery percussive funky chanter has been promoed in Steve Anderson’s terrific nervily jumping Piano Mix (109¼bpm), plus the act’s own rhythm track emphasising Club Mix (109bpm) and sparser burbling Groundbeat Selection (108½bpm), coupled also by the jauntily jiggling rare groove ragga-funk ‘Don’t Cross The Tracks‘ (107bpm) featuring The Sons Of Judah repetitively reprising some of the above’s chanted quotes and others from Diana’s Brothers’ oldies amidst shifting beats and riffs (but only one brief blast of Maceo, at the start!).
THE REDMEN ‘You’re My Way’ (120¼bpm) (Italian W [‘dvblju(:)] records W 2201)
Selling well on Walter Marnell’s oddly named label (that’s not a mistake!), via Beat Club Records, this keyboards jangled and percussion scrubbed vigorously churning Italo house pounder is practically overpowered by a quaveringly pitched anonymous wailing lady who adds immensely to its relentless excitement, with bassier thrumming Radio (120½bpm), spacey raving Night (120½bpm), and thundering Clear (120¼bpm) versions too.
COLLAPSE ‘My Love’ (CityBeat CBE 1261, via WEA)
Labelled on its original Italian pressing as being by Claps but renamed here for perhaps obvious reasons, this corny “hear the drummer get wicked” rapping guy prodded pastiche of many other Italo house hits is none the less exciting in its own right, with a tense long build up before the frenetic rhythm, jangly keyboards and squawking girls all kick into its Atmosphera and Basic Mixes (122bpm), and emptier episodic Ambient Drops (121¾bpm) dub, out next week.
THE UNDERGROUND SOLUTION Featuring JASMINE ‘Luv Dancin’ (Remix)’ (US Strictly Rhythm SR 1227)
Roger Sanchez joined by Sinister Frank J has remixed his recent import hit to make it even hotter, the apparently Loose Jointz ‘All Over Your Face’ based simple sinewy thrumming jazz-funky bass chugger having a full female vocal now as well as its repetitive “you’ve got, you’ve got, you’ve got me luv dancin’” refrain in its new Extended Vocal and Radio Edit (123¼bpm), flipped by wailingly introed but then largely instrumental flute tootled Final Solution and completely instrumental Underground Mixes (123bpm), selling well.
MAN MACHINE ‘Animal (Primeval Interface)’ (124¼bpm) (Outer Rhythm/Oval MMAN 3T, via Rough Trade)
Opening with the advice “This should be played at high volume, preferably in a residential area”, this jungle noises washed throbbing and pattering percussion groove has some low frequency oscillations but refreshingly is not a bleeper (it’s not exactly ‘Jingo’ either, but it’ll have its uses for a while), coupled however with the twittery bleeping and droning clichéd raves-aimed ‘Shout’ in The Communicator (122bpm) and morse code introed Primary Contact (119¾bpm) versions, sorta Dr Who meets the Buffalo Gals live at Trancentral.
TECHNO GROOVES ‘Mach 3’ (Belgian R & S Records STR 0191)
Logically following up the previous ‘Mach 2’ edition with another even beefier Belgian techno/house/hardbeat six-tracker, this one has the “I told you” punctuated breezily bounding quivery ‘Concerto Di Techno’ (127½bpm), “just shove your hands in the air” repeating frantic bubbly ‘The Cry‘ (128bpm), rhythmically ambiguous jazzy bass, piano and bleeps counterpointing ‘Jazzno‘ (91¼/182¾bpm), church bells and monks started then pounding twittery ‘Christi!!!‘ (126½bpm), “I’m not your lady” prodded tightly piping ‘Ladies Terror‘ (125¾bpm), and twittery bleeping but heavy more hip hop-like lurching ‘Drop That Bassline‘ (111bpm), a good value steady seller.
LEONIE ‘(Next To You) Closer To Heaven’ (103¾bpm) (SAC 001)
On an unidentified white label, this tentatively small voiced winsome girl cooed and muttered pleasant jogging and swirling swayer is slightly reminiscent of the RAH Band, with an attractive Instrumental that shows off the pan pipe-like keyboard melody to advantage (Edit too), not necessarily anything major but a possible ‘grower’.
THE CLUB CHART – February 16, 1991
COMPILED BY ALAN JONES FROM A SAMPLE OF OVER 500 DJ RETURNS AND SHOP SALES. THIS WEEK’S SHOPS: RUBY RED (WOLVERHAMPTON), HITSVILLE USA (NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE), TRAX (LONDON), TEMPEST (BIRMINGHAM), REPLAY (BRISTOL) AND VINYL ZONE (LONDON).
01 01 (I WANNA GIVE YOU) DEVOTION Nomad featuring MC Mikee Freedom, Rumour 12in
02 03 LOVE IS THE MESSAGE (LOVE LOVE LOVE MIX) Love Inc. featuring MC Noise, Love 12in
03 02 YOU GOT THE LOVE (MIXES) The Source featuring Candi Staton, Truelove 12in
04 11 WIGGLE IT (THE CLUB MIX) 2 In A Room, SKB 12in
05 04 OUTSTANDING (THE MORE BEEF MIX) Kenny Thomas, Cooltempo 12in
06 10 IT’S TOO LATE/(CASSROC REMIX) Quartz, Mercury 12in
07 07 CAN I KICK IT? (EXTENDED BOILERHOUSE MIX) A Tribe Called Quest, Jive 12in
08 08 GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT (SLAMMIN’ CLUB VOCAL MIX) C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams, Columbia 12in
09 05 TAKE A REST (REMIXED BY C.J. MACKINTOSH) Gang Starr, Cooltempo 12in
10 09 I CAN’T TAKE THE POWER (RIVA-MIX) Off-Shore, Columbia 12in
11 06 EVERYBODY LET’S SOMEBODY LOVE (CLUB MIX) Frank “K” featuring Wiston Office, Urban 12in
12 16 3 AM ETERNAL (LIVE AT THE SSL) The KLF, KLF 12in
13 26 MUST BEE THE MUSIC (MIXES) King Bee, Torso Dance 12in
14 23 APPARENTLY NOTHIN’ Young Disciples, Talkin Loud 12in
15 13 MY HEART, THE BEAT D-Shake, Cooltempo 12in
16 15 IS IT LOVE?/SCANDAL The Basement Boys present Ultra Naté, Eternal 12in promo
17 14 THINK ABOUT… D.J.H. featuring Stefy, RCA 12in
18 18 DUNNO WHAT IT IS (ABOUT YOU) The Beatmasters featuring Elaine Vassell, Rhythm King 12in promo
19 12 SENSITIVITY (EXTENDED VERSION) Ralph Tresvant, MCA 12in
20 47 I’M READY Caveman, Profile 12in promo
21 22 WRAP MY BODY TIGHT (12-inch REMAKE VERSION) Johnny Gill, Motown 12in
22 19 IN YER FACE (IN YER FACE MIX) 808 State, ZTT 12in
23 46 BLACK WHIP Chapter And The Verse, Virgin 12in promo
24 34 MY LOVE (ATMOSPHERA MIX) Collapse, Citybeat 12in promo/Italian Inside 12in
25 87 LOVE THE LIFE (GUARANA DJ VERSION) James Taylor Quartet, Urban 12in promo
26 42 SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE (CLUB VERSION) Richard Rogers, BCM 12in promo
27 32 SUMMERS MAGIC (UNIT MIX) Mark Summers, 4&B’way 12in
28 17 WIPE THE NEEDLE/JUGGLING The Ragga Twins, Shut Up And Dance 12in
29 53 TILL WE MEET AGAIN Inner City, Ten 12in promo
30 20 THINKIN’ ABOUT YOUR BODY (CHOCOLATE MIX) 2 Mad, Big Life 12in
31 60 GET INTO IT (PARK YOUR CAR IN MY BRA MIX) MC Kinky, More Protein 12in promo
32 36 EVERYBODY (ALL OVER THE WORLD) (DANCE VERSION) FPI Project, Rumour 12in promo
33 45 HIPPYCHICK (REMIX) Soho, S&M 12in promo
34 41 JEALOUSY (RED ZONE MIX) Adventures Of Stevie V, Mercury 12in promo
35 57 HOLD ME (VOCAL CLUB MIX) Velvet, Tam Tam 12in white label/Italian DFC 12in
36 28 MYSTERIES OF LOVE (THE RED-LIGHT MIX) LA Mix, A&M PM 12in
37 31 GO SISTER Franschene, The Omen EP
38 24 KID GET HYPED (VOCAL MIX) Deskee, Big One 12in
39 25 WE SHALL OVERCOME (MIXES) Emmanuel, Global Village 12in
40 — WEEKEND (CLUB MIX) Dick Low, Spirit 12in promo
41 27 PLEASE LEAVE (STEVE JERVIER MIX) Carlton, Three Stripe 12in
42 — LOST IN MUSIC (ULTIMATUM REMIX) Stereo MC’s, 4&B’way 12in promo
43 40 AROUND THE WAY GIRL (UNTOUCHABLES REMIX) L.L. Cool J, Def Jam 12in promo
44 63 DON’T QUIT Caron Wheeler, RCA 12in
45 50 KEEP YOUR LOVE (CHERRY PIE MIX) New Life, A&M PM 12in promo
46 88 ECHOE CHAMBER Beats International, Go Beat 12in promo
47 21 LOVE SO TRUE Bomb The Bass/Tim Simenon, Rhythm King 12in (deleted)
48 re LOVE ME FOREVER OR LOVE ME NOT (CLIVILLES & COLE CLUB MIX) Trilogy, WEA 12in promo
49 49 IN WONDER (BUTLER & WALSH MIXES) Presence, Reality 12in promo
50 48 LISTEN UP (RAW DANCE REMIX) Quincy Jones, Warner Brothers 12in promo
51 29 HOMICIDE/EXORCIST Shades Of Rhythm, ZTT 12in
52 — MAINLINE (CHEP’S MIX) Tribal House, Cooltempo 12in promo
53 73 DRINK ON ME (CLUB VERSION) Teulé, Profile 12in promo
54 30 BEFORE WE GET STARTED MC Eric aka Me One, 12in promo
55 69 JOIN THE FUTURE Tuff Little Unit, WARP 12in
56 65 MOONSTOMPIN’ (DEAD SKINHEAD MIX) Under Cover Movement, Strictly Underground 12in promo
57 35 MY MY LOVER Dee Dee Brave, US Movin’ 12in
58 38 MR SANDMAN (EXTENDED CLUB MIX) Three Times Dope, Citybeat 12in
59 70 MY HOUSE IS YOUR HOUSE Break Boys, US 4th Floor 12in
60 — UNFINISHED SYMPATHY (PAUL OAKENFOLD MIX) Massive Attack, Wild Bunch 12in
61 re NOT FORGOTTEN (REMIX/MORE THAN I KNOW) Leftfield, Outer Rhythm 12in
62 97 SPACEFACE Sub-Sub, 12in white label
63 61 FAMILY OF PEOPLE (EXTENDED FAMILY MIX) Quest For Excellence, Republic 12in
64 — YOU USED TO SALSA Richie Rich’s Salsa House featuring Ralphi Rosario, 12in bootleg
65 — OWNLEE EUE (POKA DELLIE MIX) Kwamé And A New Beginning, Atlantic 12in promo
66 37 POSITIVE (MELLOW MIX) Working Week, Ten 12in promo
67 66 TAME I UNLEASHED (VOCAL) Lady Tame, Music Of Life 12in
67 77 ANIMAL (PRIMEVAL INTERFACE)/SHOUT (THE COMMUNICATOR) Man Machine, Oval/Outer Rhythm 12in
69 33 AGAIN (URBAN MIX) Juliet Roberts, Eternal 12in promo
70 re MORNING WILL COME (M.P.G. 12-inch) Junior Giscombe, MCA 12in promo
71 43 HOLD YOU TIGHT Tara Kemp, US Giant/Big Beat 12in
72 re FLIGHT X (MIXES) Paul Haig, Circa 12in promo
73 39 FEEL IT (KMAPH MIX) Adonte Republic 12in
74 80 MAGIC STYLE (AROUNDABOUT MIX) The Badman, Citybeat 12in
75 91 REVOLUTION OF THE HEART Chosen Few, Fabulous 12in promo
76 78 MINDSONG Tomas, WARP 12in promo
77 59 SHARE (CLUB) Jomanda, Giant 12in
78 56 TINGLE (HARD BOPPIN’ MIX) TPE (That Petrol Emotion), Virgin 12in
79 51 ALL TRUE MAN (CLASSIC CLUB MIX) Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
80 — MOVE (DANCE ALL NIGHT) (SLAMMIN’ 12-inch) Slam Slam, MCA 12in promo
81 re JOHNNY PANIC AND THE BIBLE OF DREAMS Johnny Panic And The Bible Of Dreams, Fontana 12in
82 — NEVER GET ENOUGH Omniverse, Italian Anitma 12in
83 67 FIRE WHEN READY G Double E, Jumpin’ & Pumpin’ 12in
84 93 YOU’RE MY WAY The Redmen, Italian Beat Club 12in
85 — LUDI (DOUBLE TROUBLE CLUB MIX) Dream Warriors, 4&B’way 12in
86 — LOVE’S HEARTBREAK Lisa M, Polydor 12in promo
87 52 REACH FOR THE TOP (BACK WITH A VENGEANCE REMIX) Clive Griffin, Mercury 12in
88 — YOU x ME Keys & Tronics Ensemble, Italian Irma 12in
89 — STILL SOMETHING SPECIAL Wop Bop, Ten 12in white label
90 BOW DOWN MISTER (SITARI BIZARRI MIX) Jesus Loves You, More Protein 12in promo
91 44 DEREK WENT MAD (REMIX) Shut Up And Dance, Shut Up And Dance 12in
92 — MAKE ME FEEL Elevation 4th, Italian Whole 12in
93 TAKE ME AWAY Pin Up Girls, 12in bootleg
94 WEAR YOUR LOVE LIKE HEAVEN (ULTIMATUM MIX) Definition Of Sound, Circa 12in promo
95 94 BRIGHT ON TIME Black Box, Italian Disco Magic 12in
96 re MY WAY Mimmo Mix, Italian Whole 12in
97 — GO GO/LIES Oval Emotion, Canadian Hi Bias 12in
98 — WE ARE UNITY Umosia, US Inner Side 12in
99 64 GIVE ME TONIGHT (PHILLY MIX) Shannon, Italian Flying 12in
100 — ME THE MAILMAN/SWEET AND BITTER 6 Bells All, Dutch Rhythm 12in
2 thoughts on “February 16, 1991: Deee-Lite, Dream Warriors, MC Hammer, Caveman, George Michael”
RM’s dance section is redesigned this week, merging James’s content with all the other dance features and the Cool Cuts chart into an eight-page “DJ Directory” (this title previously used just for James’s stuff). The “Hot Vinyl” reviews are now scattered across pages 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7, interspersed with all the other features, with “Beats & Pieces” split between pages 2 & 3. This effectively turns James into just one of the contributors, rather than the leader of his own section.
I’ll be on holiday next week, so the next update will be after I get back.
I’m surprised that JH thought ‘Soul Free’ was the best tune on ‘Listen Without Prejudice’ one of my all time favourite records and one that helped me get through a very low point in my life. I always saw SF as the most inconsequential tune on there and the nearest there was to a filler “.
I got that wrong the other week when I said that JH was obviously living such a happening hipster life in the 60s and early 70s to know about British television themes as he mentions ‘Magic Roundabout’ and ‘Dr Who’ this week he also says he dhas rant understand the obsession with ‘Magic Roundabout’ do I don’t know what he’s going to think of the real glut of children’s telly Thebes that’ll soon hit with real barrel scrapers like Smart Es, Trumpton and Rhubarb and Custard.
Every time I read these columns I end up thinking what a tragedy that JH died so young just before he got the utter acclaim he would have got if he’d lived another few years.