Historical Beats

Dance Classics In The Mix

A Year In The Mix : 1987 : Part 3

 

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Track list

  1.  Stock, Aitken & Waterman - Roadblock (Extended)
  2.  Jody Watley - Don't You Want Me (Remix by Francois Kevorkian)
  3.  Jody Watley - Looking For A New Love (Extended Club Mix by Louil Silas Jr.)
  4.  Donna Allen - Serious (Long Version)

  5.  Jody Watley - Still A Thrill (Extended Version by Louil Silas Jr.)
  6.  New Order - Touched By The Hand Of God (Mixed by Arthur Baker)
  7.  Jellybean Featuring Steven Dante - The Real Thing (West 26th Street Mix)
  8.  Pet Shop Boys with Dusty Springfield - What Have I Done To Deserve This? (Disco Mix by Shep Pettibone)
  9.  Madonna - Causing A Commotion (Movie House Mix by Shep Pettibone)
 


Historical Facts

  • Jody Watley was a member of Shalamar before embarking on her solo career 
  • Many of Jody's songs, including 'Looking For A New Love' and 'Still a Thrill' were produced and written by Jody's ex-husband Andre Cymone, who was also a former band mate of Prince
  • Those two songs were co-produced by David Z who produced Fine Young Cannibals' 'She Drives Me Crazy' 
  • Donna Allen is a former Tampa Bay Bucs cheerleader 
  • Touched By The Hand Of God was believed by some to be a reference to the 'Hand of God' goal that Diego Maradona scored for Argentina against England to put them out of the 1986 World Cup
  • John 'Jellybean' Benitez is an ex-boyfriend of Madonna and produced most of her debut album 
  • Dusty Springfield was a popular singer in the 60s, who's revival in the late 80s was thanks to this collaboration with the Pet Shop Boys
  • 'Causing a Commotion' was from the soundtrack to Madonna's film 'Who's That Girl'
  • Junior Vasquez got his start in music production under Shep Pettibone, and is credited with editing Shep's remixes of 'Causing a Commotion'