This UK 12″ promo features the Tropical Mix of “The Sex Of It” performed by Kid Creole & The Coconuts and written by Prince.
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The 12″ release of “Hippychick” by Soho features the Extended Vocal remix by Graham Dove, It samples the guitar from the Smiths’ “How Soon is Now”.
Adam Ant’s “Rough Stuff” was produced and co-written by Andre Cymone. This 1990 12″ Promo features remixes by Hugo Dwyer and Justin Strauss.
In 1989, DNA’s remix of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” went Top 10 at Pop, R&B and Rock. DNA were English music producers Nick Batt and Neal Slateford.
The 1990 12″ release of “Wild Women Do” by Natalie Cole features remixes by David Frank & Mic Murphy plus a mix by Arthur Baker to close out the 2nd side.
This European 7″ vinyl rip of MC Hammer’s “Pray” features the Radio Edit on the a-side and Instrumental on the b-side. It was a #2 pop hit in 1990.
“I Wanna Be” is from ‘Fortune Fairytales’, Lois Lane’s second album released in 1990. The song on the flip side is the non-album track “Attracted To You”.
Will To Power’s first two albums were released in 1988 and 1990. They came back and released a third album in 2005. The second album, “Journey Home” tried to catch the lightning in a bottle that was “Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley” for a second time. The first two singles released from the album were cover versions of previous hit songs by 10cc and Heatwave. The cover of 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” actually did well, reaching #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1990. But, after that, the bottom fell out of their commercial success. The follow up single, their cover of Heatwave’s “Boogie Nights”, failed to even crack the Hot 100. As a matter of fact, none of their following singles did. The last charting hit they had was “Fly Bird” which reached #60 in The Netherlands in 1991. A little over a year ago, Raulito requested a post of this 12″ which features remixes by Justin Strauss and Hugo Dwyer. Raulito, if you’re still checking in, your patience has been rewarded, enjoy!
“Romeo” is the opening track on Dino’s 1990 album ‘Swingin’ and was issued as the first single. It is Dino’s biggest hit in the US.
“New Power Generation” was Prince’s second single from the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ album/soundtrack. It was a Top 40 hit on the R&B charts in 1990.
“Thieves in the Temple”, was Prince’s lead single from the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ soundtrack, it topped the R&B charts and reached the Top 10 on the Hot 100.
Black Box featuring Martha Wash’s vocals released “Everybody Everybody” in 1990. It was the first of three #1 Dance hits the group scored in the 90s.
Black Box hailed from Italy and appeared on the music scene in the US in a big way in 1990. The group garnered two back-to-back #1 Dance hits with today’s record and “Everybody Everybody”. They topped the chart again in 1991 with “Strike It Up” which would also be the last single by the group to even appear on the US dance charts. Black Box were “fronted” by lip-sync singer Katrin Quinol but, the actual vocals on their 3 hits were performed by Weather Girls veteran Martha Wash. Wash was uncredited and wound up suing for credit and compensation, rightfully so. The suit was settled in 1990 to Wash’s satisfaction.
Welcome back to the headbanger’s ball… No out of the ordinary tracks on this record but, check out the “snakeskin” colored vinyl it was pressed on.
Not many artists can claim a successful chart run where they consistently charted on the Pop, Rock and Dance charts. INXS was a special band that connected with a wide audience.
This 12″ is all stuff, no fluff. Extended mixes of 3 INXS hit songs on one platter. And, Ben Liebrand? ‘Nuff said.
Here in the northern hemisphere, autumn is is in full swing. The days getting ever shorter and the nights cooler and longer. No better time than now to take a jazz break. For the next couple of weeks, there will be records from George Benson, David Sanborn and Boney James. To kick things off… the lovely and talented Candy Dulfer. So, sit back fellow babies, relax and let your mind float downstream…
Wendy & Lisa’s UK promo 12″ for “Strung Out” features Carmen Rizzo’s G-Strung Mix and the non-album track “Stones And Birth”.
After over 8 years behind the drum kit for Prince, Bobby Z struck out on his own once The Revolution disbanded in 1986. Bobby Z, a musician since the age of 6, spent time writing and producing as he worked with Wendy & Lisa, Boy George, Aswad and Guesch Patti. In 1989 he released a self-titled album that he produced with some assistance from his brother David Z and Oliver Lieber. Two singles from the album were released, “You Are Everything” and “Lie By Lie”. Neither made any noise on the US Billboard charts. The album also includes Bobby’s solo version of “River Runs Dry” that was on “The Family” LP in 1985.
The UK 12″ release of Wendy & Lisa’s “Rainbow Lake” features the 12″ Mix as remixed by The Psychedelic Tee-Pees. The single reached #70 in the UK.
“Jerk Out” by The Time features remixes on this 12″ by Steve Hodge with additional remix by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. It was a #1 R&B hit single in 1990.
Tevin Campbell’s “Round and Round” was written by Prince and appeared on the ‘Graffiti Bridge’ album. The remixes on this UK 12″ are by Junior Vasquez.
Seems everyone wanted to remix this song in 1990…
And begins the final week of our month long look at Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis’ Flyte Tyme Productions material. There’s no telling how many more months of material could be filled with their catalog…
Have a great weekend everyone!