Home-grown reggae star Maxi Priest kicks all his new British tour at the Playhouse, Edinburgh, on Sun 19, on the back on his successrul new single, ‘Wild World', a cover of the old Cat Stevens song. The singer’s last single was a cover as well: a version of ‘Some Guys Have All The Luck’, which put the ' Robert Palmer version firmly in the shade, and got Maxi linally noticed by the radio.
The greatest accolade, however, must have been when the 25 year-old from south London headlined one night or the Jamaican Reggae Sunsplash iestival, after only his second album, to be joined onstage by Gregory lsaacs, Bunny Wailer and Ziggy Marley. Sunsplash was his lirst visit to the land or his ancestors, but he stayed to record his third album, ‘Maxi’, Irom which both the aforementioned singles are taken, with the legendary Sly and Robbie, producers or more records than anyone has been able to count. Recording in Jamaica, laying down live tracks in one day. inspired the young starto comment, ‘I lelt I was an extended limb, a part olJamaica that had grown in England’.
Indeed, his debut single, ‘Hey Little Girl’, became the tirst British reggae record to make it to Number One in Jamaica, but he had to wait until 1986 before he was declared Best Male Vocalist in the UK Reggae Awards, alter eight years of activity on the
British reggae scene.
The current tour lollows Maxi's appearance at the benelit celebrating Nelson Mandela's 70th birthday at Wembley, alongside Simple Minds, Dire Straits and Eurythmics and reuniting him with Sly and Robbie once more. Maxi Priest has arrived. And in a big way. (Mab)
Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Live band Lord Darnley . West Port.229 4341. 10pm. Free. L'nconfirmed.
TUESDAY 21 . Glasgow
I Something Blue Bar Luxembourg. 197 Pitt Street. 332 1111. 10pm. Free.
I Loose But Tight 1.;1 Taniere. Fox Street. 221 4844. 9pm. Free.
I Bobby Wishart 1 Tall Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 0pm. Free. Saxophonist‘s long~running residency.
I Beaver Sisters Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. Free.
I Rootsie Tootsie Blues Trio Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Willy Logan (‘anny Man's. .‘vlorningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Live band Lord Darnley. West Port.229 4341. 10pm. Free. Unconfirmed. '
WEDNESDAY 22 Glasgow
I lNXS Sli(‘(‘. Finnieston. World domination just about in these Australian stadium rockers‘ sights. Big sound. hunky singer and some terrible songs. What more could they want'.’
I Hollow Horse Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 10pm. Free. The fruits oftheir recent recording sessions about to be released as the poppy ‘The Lies You Tell‘ 45.
I Naitan llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Residency.
I Big Band Party Night Music Box. Victoria
Street. 220 1708. 9.30pm. £2. Featuring the combined talents of(i-Spot Tornado. Ranacanteen. Six Appeal and Blaque Jacque Shellaque. Tickets available frorn band members or at the door.
I Transaction Lord Darnley. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 10pm. Free.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Trio ( ‘irnny- Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Residency.
THURSDAY 23 Glasgow
I Swamp Trash (TB(‘) Fury Murry"s. 9f) Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. 10.30pm. See Sat 11.
I Hot Bar Luxembourg. 197 Pitt Street. 10pm. (‘lydebank group. (‘ompetent white soul.
I The Dream Coyotes La Taniere. Fox Street. 221 4844. Very RliM-ish. Better live than their demo would suggest.
I Live band llalt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. No name yet. but known to contain ex-members of Rockers Almighty.
I Botany 500 and I Steel Chain ()ddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 8pm. Free. Botany 500, whose first single had a touch of the chirpier Talking 1 leads about it. have been offthe live scene fora while. Support is a new local group attracting a bit ofinterest.
I Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 10pm. Free. See Thurs 16.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Blaque Jacque Shellaque Music Box. Victoria Street. 557 2590. 9.30pm. Free. I Los Supremos Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Residency.
I The Alhambra 31 Waterloo Street. 221 32o0. 8pm—-midnight. Free. Resident DJ with the latest sounds. I Bennets 1 1pm—3.30am. £2. Mainly (iay with l li—.\'R(i music. I Cleopatras 10.30am—<2.30pm. £3. Disco sounds. I Cotton Club 1 1pm-r-3.30am. £3. Special drinks promotion night each Friday. I Disco Viva 10.30pm—3am. £3.50. The Disco \'iva house disco in full swing. lligh energy funk and chart sounds with personality D.I. IFollies 10.30pm—3am.£3.50. (‘hart-bas‘ed disco sounds. [ND] [NT] I Fury Murry's 1 1pm~3.30am. £3.50. ‘Funk on Fridays at Furys’. with Radio (’lyde DJ Segun who adds a touch ofjazz. I Hard Rock Cane at the Venue. 10pm till late. £3.50. Live music and disco. I Henry Atriltas10.30prtt~3.30am.£2.50. ‘Wreck the Paycheck' night. Two forthe price of one before midnight. (‘heap drinks. (Preceded by under 18s disco with Ross King.) I Hollywood Studios 10pm—3am. £3.51). Live acts every Friday. I Joe Paparazzi limit-3.3a. £3. Disco sounds. I Madisons 10.40pm--3am. £2 with ticket (before midnight). After a lay-off Madisons are back in the groove. I Maytair 1 1pm—3am. £3.50. ()ver 25s night disco. I Mardi Gras 1 1pm~-3.30am. £3. House music night. I Palomino Club ‘)pm— 3am. £4. Disco sounds. I Panama Jax 10.45pm-3.30am. £3.50. Soul and mixed chart music with resident DJsfl‘ommy Arnoldor Raymond Davren. I Pzazz 10.30pm330am. £4. Mixed sounds. I Rattles 10.30-3am. £3. Discosounds with DJ. Roddy Stewart. I Reggae Club at the Function Suite. Rooftops. 10pm—r3am. £3. I Singles Club Vamps Floor at Disco Viva. 9.30pm - 2am. Admission by membership contact venue for details. I Souled Out at The Warehouse. 11prn--3.30am. £3. Soul and Reggae music with DJ 1iddy Bahama. l()Juneon1y: ‘(iordon's ( iin mix with the Stars'. Cheap gin and anyone who indulges can enter a competition. the prizes for which include holidays in several exotic locations and the chance to meet ‘tamous people‘. I Sub Club 1 lpm-3.30arn. £3.50;£1.50 before midnight. Lager 85p. What happened to the name'.’ 1 though P-funk sounded quite good. I Texas Fever at 46 West. 10.30pm--3am. The infamous Texas Fever returns to liven up a rather dull Fri night. I U Club at Joe Paparazzi. Ham—3.30pm. £3. Mixed sounds to dance to. I Zico’s 10pm—3am. £3. (‘hart based disco sounds.
I The Amphitheatre lupin—4am. The Friday Night Spectacular. £3.50. “a” price before 11pm. 17 June: Marlboro promo night with freebees galore. 24 June: l’retty Polly Party Night with a live appearance from Mirage.
I AWOL at (Talton Studios. Live bands which include Vatican Shot Gun Scandal
and The Wendies on 17June.
I Buster Browns l 1pm--4am. £2.50; half price drinks and admission before midnight. Chart and dance music. Aimsat over 20s atmosphere. Buster B rowns‘ Under- 18s disco. 7.3071 1pm. Very popular with the early teens. 24 June only: Midsummer Night Stella Promo. ('heap Stella and Mr Stella Beefcake Competition. [A]
I Cate St James (‘lub 25 Disco on Fri and Sat 8pm—2am. £1 members; £2 non-members. Membership £2. The Top 0‘ the Walk re-opens under a new nante after a thorough renovation. 1n the midst ofalI this change. the music remainsa popular mix ofchart hits and (iolden ()ldies. [ND][.\"1‘[
I Chaplins at Finsbury Park's Night Club. 11.30pm-(iam. Dance into the early hours. Free every week with membership (£5) obtained at Finsbury Park. No admittance without membership card.
I Cinderellas Rockertellas 9pm» -3am. £2.50 before 1 1pm; £3 after. 50p discount for members. All drinks 70p. (‘inderellas celebrates amazineg its 7th Birthday. [A] IND] INTI
SCOTTISH DANCE CHART
Compiled weekly from the returns at over 1 00 Scottish DJs and sales trom specialist retail outlets by ﬁrst class radio and club promotion and supplied tortnightly to The List. This chart compiled on 4 June 1988. 1(1)Theme From S Express 5 Express R King
2(4)Got To Be Certain Kylie Minoguc I’ll’l. 3(5)Do You Wanna Funk (Remix) Sylvester Domino
4(2)Who's Leaving Who 1 la/ell Dean [LII] 5(13)With a Little Help . . . Wet Wet Wet ("Line
6(3)Electrica Salsa (Remix) ()tt‘ 'I‘mi .s‘on Ton
7(7)Pink Cadillac Natalie Cole [5.1!] 8(~)Doctorin' The Tardus Timelords KL}? 9(9)Blue Monday '88 New Order I’ar'rorv 10(8)A Love Supreme \vill Downing 4th and Broad
11(24)Voyage Voyage (Remix) Desireless (‘85
12(6)Perrect Fairground Attraction R( .4 13(12)Divine Emotions Narzida Reprise 14(19)ls It Love You're Alter/Car Wash Rose Royce MFA
15(-)Check This Out LA Mix [ma/tour 16(22)Alphabet Street Prince 1’ Park 17(-)Sate In The Arms 01 Love Shooting Party Lisson
18(RE)Boys (Remix) Sabrina Ibiza 19(-)Samba Sandinisto Split (‘rine lire Life 20(-)Movin' 88 Brass (‘onstruction Syncoparc
21(-)ItYou Love Somebody Barbara Doiist Saturday
22(16)Groove Me Fern Kinney (Inirlisc 23(17)Boys and Girls Mandy- I’ll'l. 24(23)Sex Power and Fun Jet Vegas m ‘A 25(-)Worlting My Way Back To You Detroit Spinners Atlantic
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