Robert Allen Palmer (19 January 1949 – 26 September 2003) was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his soulful distinctive voice, eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues and sartorial acumen. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US.
“Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin'” is a song by Jermaine Jackson featuring his younger brother Michael Jackson, taken from Jermaine Jackson’s self-titled album. The song was nominated at the 1985 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. The vocal version of “Tell Me I’m Not Dreamin'” was on the B-side to both the 7″ and 12″ versions of Jermaine Jackson’s single, “Do What You Do”, while an instrumental version of the song was on the B-side to another Jermaine Jackson song, “Dynamite”.
In 1988, Robert Palmer covered the song on his album, Heavy Nova. It was released as a single in June 1989 and reached #60 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The US 12″ single was mixed by Eric “ET” Thorngren and remixed by Al B. Sure!
Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Westerville Mix) 6:42
Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (12″ Edit) 4:13
Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Dub 1 – Wild Thang) 6:20
Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Dub 2 – Acca Dub) 4:13
Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming (Dub 3 – Roey-Age) 3:54
Wee Papa Girl Rappers were a British female rap duo that found chart success in the late 1980s. They were twin sisters Sandra and Samantha Lawrence.
Before being signed to Jive Records – the two sisters were backing singers for Feargal Sharkey, Sandra Lawrence aka Total S and Samantha Lawrence aka TY Tim, are best remembered for the single “Wee Rule” – ironically more inspired by reggae and dancehall than rap/hip hop, which reached #6 on the UK Singles Chart in October 1988. Another one of their singles “Heat it Up” – featuring Two Men and a Drum Machine, was a popular dance track which reached #21 on the UK Singles Chart in June 1988. It also featured an acid house/techno style remix from Inner City’s Kevin Saunderson which may have contributed to the popularity of the track at the time. They released two albums on Jive Records before splitting up.
The UK remix 12″ for the single “Soulmate” featured remixes by Dancin’ Danny D and the Kevin Saunderson produced “We Know It”.
Soulmate (Big Beats Remix) 7:30
Soulmate (Jazzy Beats Remix) 5:00
Soulmate (Bonus Beats Mix) 3:04
We Know It 3:35
Haywoode (Sidney Haywoode, London) is an English female singer. She is best known for the 1986 UK Top 20 hit single, “Roses”. She later also recorded under the name Sid Haywoode.
Her debut single, “A Time Like This”, reached the Top 5 in the US Hot Dance Club Play Chart, and established her distinctive brand of soulful funk/pop. Via a succession of singles – including a couple of tracks produced by Stock, Aitken & Waterman, “You’d Better Not Fool Around”, “I Can’t Let You Go” and “Getting Closer” later on covered by Kylie Minogue. In July 1986 with the song “Roses” she hits the top 20 in the UK music charts. Her debut album Arrival (released soon after “Roses”) included Haywoode’s cover version of Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover”.
Bert Bevans provided the US remix of “Roses” while Michael Barbiero mixed the Dub Version.
Roses (Extended US Remix) 7:01
Tease Me (Extended Version) 6:54
Roses (Dub Version) 5:34
“Crazy in the Night (Barking at Airplanes)” is a 1985 hit single released from Kim Carnes’s album Barking at Airplanes.
The single reached number 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was the last time she would hit the Top 40 in her career; the track also reached number 24 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart.
The song also achieved some European chart success; in addition to giving Carnes a Top 3 hit in South Africa, her biggest since “Bette Davis Eyes” reached number one there in 1981.
“Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes)” was remixed by Rusty Garner.
Crazy In The Night (Barking At Airplanes) (Dance Mix) 5:10
Barking At Airplanes (Part II) (Dub Mix) 4:59