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The Monthly charts of 1997


DECEMBER 1997

1 (9) WILL DOWNING Personal MERCURY
2 (7) RAY GREENE Tonight BOB GRADY
3 (10) PIECES OF A DREAM Pieces BLUE NOTE
4 (1) OLA You Summarise RUGGED RAM
5 (15) JOHNNY GILL If You're Wondering MOTOWN
6 (13) BIG BUB Call Me KEDAR
7 (14) GERALD ALBRIGHT f. LALAH HATHAWAY Lonely Winds ATLANTIC
8 (16) RONNIE McNEIR Part Time Lover EXPANSION
9 (-) THE WHISPERS Seven Whole Days INTERSCOPE
10 (5) BRIAN McKNIGHT Anytime MERCURY


11 (19) LSG Door # 1 EASTWEST
12 (18) MARLENA SHAW f. STANLEY TURRENTINE How Deep Is the Ocean CONCORD
13 (3) SAM SALTER Your Face LAFACE
14 (2) BILLY PORTER Show Me CV8
15 (20) BE BE WINANS In the Midst of the Rain ATLANTIC
16 (8) TOWER OF POWER It Doesn't Really Matter EPIC
17 (-) RAY GREENE Always BOB GRADY
18 (-) ERYKAH BADU Tyrone UNIVERSAL
19 (-) BILLY PORTER Love Is on the Way DV8
20 (4) MIKI HOWARD Can't Count Me Out ALIBI/HUSH


NOVEMBER 1997

1 (4) OLA You Summarise RUGGED RAM
2 (11) BILLY PORTER Show Me CV8
3 (18) SAM SALTER Your Face LAFACE
4 (6) MIKI HOWARD Can't Count Me Out ALIBI/HUSH
5 (13) BRIAN McKNIGHT Anytime MERCURY
6 (9) SIMONE HINES Only Fools Fool Around EPIC
7 (19) RAY GREENE Tonight BOB GRADY
8 (-) TOWER OF POWER It Doesn't Really Matter EPIC
9 (-) WILL DOWNING Personal MERCURY
10 (-) PIECES OF A DREAM Pieces BLUE NOTE


11 (12) TARAL HICKS Don't Let the Feelin' Go Away MOTOWN
12 (1) JOE All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)
13 (-) BIG BUB Call Me KEDAR
14 (-) GERALD ALBRIGHT f. LALAH HATHAWAY Lonely Winds ATLANTIC
15 (-) JOHNNY GILL If You're Wondering MOTOWN
16 (-) RONNIE McNEIR Part Time Lover EXPANSION
17 (7) EARTH, WIND & FIRE Cruising PYRAMID
18 (-) MARLENA SHAW f. STANLEY TURRENTINE How Deep Is the Ocean CONCORD
19 (-) LSG Door # 1 EASTWEST
20 (-) BE BE WINANS In the Midst of the Rain ATLANTIC


OCTOBER 1997

1 (9) JOE All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)
2 (2) DALIA It Ain't Easy PURE
3 (6) BRIGETTE WILLIAMS Fire
4 (14) OLA You Summarise RUGGED RAM
5 (3) MARTINE GIRAULT I Wish RCA
6 (16) MIKI HOWARD Can't Count Me Out ALIBI/HUSH
7 (12) EARTH, WIND & FIRE Cruising PYRAMID
8 (4) THE O'JAYS Serious Affair VOLCANO
9 (18) SIMONE HINES Only Fools Fool Around EPIC
10 (10) NANCY WILSON A Fool in Love COLUMBIA


11 (-) BILLY PORTER Show Me CV8
12 (17) TARAL HICKS Don't Let the Feelin' Go Away MOTOWN
13 (-) BRIAN McKNIGHT Anytime MERCURY
14 (7) VANESSA RUBIN Here's That Rainy Day RCA
15 (-) CONTROLLERS No Need to Hurry MALACO
16 (20) VANESSA WILLIAMS And My Heart Goes MERCURY
17 (1) PATTI LaBELLE Shoe Was on the Other Foot MCA
18 (-) SAM SALTER Your Face LAFACE
19 (-) RAY GREENE Tonight BOB GRADY
20 (8) WILLIE CLAYTON Bust My Bubble GAMMA


SEPTEMBER 1997

1 (5) PATTI LaBELLE Shoe Was on the Other Foot MCA
2 (9) DALIA It Ain't Easy PURE
3 (8) MARTINE GIRAULT I Wish RCA
4 (16) THE O'JAYS Serious Affair VOLCANO
5 (13) MAXWELL The Lady Suite SONY
6 (-) BRIGETTE WILLIAMS Fire
7 (17) VANESSA RUBIN Here's That Rainy Day RCA
8 (20) WILLIE CLAYTON Bust My Bubble GAMMA
9 (-) JOE All the Things (Your Man Won't Do)
10 (19) NANCY WILSON A Fool in Love COLUMBIA


11 (1) PHAJJA What Are You Waiting For? WB
12 (-) EARTH, WIND & FIRE Cruising PYRAMID
13 (10) BROWNSTONE 5 Miles to Empty MJJ MUSIC
14 (-) OLA You Summarise RUGGED RAM
15 (3) EN VOGUE Sitting by Heaven's Door EASTWEST
16 (-) MIKI HOWARD Can't Count Me Out ALIBI/HUSH
17 (-) TARAL HICKS Don't Let the Feelin' Go Away MOTOWN
18 (-) SIMONE HINES Only Fools Fool Around EPIC
19 (2) MIKI HOWARD You Don't Know What Love Is ALIBI
20 (-) VANESSA WILLIAMS And My Heart Goes MERCURY


AUGUST 1997

1 (3) PHAJJA What Are You Waiting For? WB
2 (2) MIKI HOWARD You Don't Know What Love Is ALIBI
3 (7) EN VOGUE Sitting by Heaven's Door EASTWEST
4 (5) OLETA ADAMS Come Walk with Me HARMONY
5 (10) PATTI LaBELLE Shoe Was on the Other Foot MCA
6 (8) WANDA It's Time EXPANSION
7 (13) SHIRLEY MARSHALL Once Upon a Time SAMA
8 (17) MARTINE GIRAULT I Wish RCA
9 (-) DALIA It Ain't Easy PURE
10 (16) BROWNSTONE 5 Miles to Empty MJJ MUSIC


11 (14) ACT OF FAITH Pleasure EXPANSION
12 (9) MICHAEL PEDICIN JR. Just a Little Taste of Your Love EXPANSION
13 (-) MAXWELL The Lady Suite SONY
14 (20) KENI BURKE This Dedication EXPANSION
15 (1) WOODY CUNNINGHAM Animal EXPANSION
16 (-) THE O'JAYS Serious Affair VOLCANO
17 (-) VANESSA RUBIN Here's That Rainy Day RCA
18 (19) GARY ADKINS Mind Over Matter EXPANSION
19 (-) NANCY WILSON A Fool in Love COLUMBIA
20 (-) WILLIE CLAYTON Bust My Bubble GAMMA


JULY 1997

1 (7) WOODY CUNNINGHAM Animal EXPANSION
2 (16) MIKI HOWARD You Don't Know What Love Is ALIBI
3 (19) PHAJJA What Are You Waiting For? WB
4 (11) IMPROMP2 Let Me Take You Away MOJAZZ
5 (-) OLETA ADAMS Come Walk with Me HARMONY
6 (5) SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS Hold On (Change Is Comin') PERSPECTIVE
7 (17) EN VOGUE Sitting by Heaven's Door EASTWEST
8 (-) WANDA It's Time EXPANSION
9 (-) MICHAEL PEDICIN JR. Just a Little Taste of Your Love EXPANSION
10 (-) PATTI LaBELLE Shoe Was on the Other Foot MCA


11 (1) NORMAN CONNORS You Go to My Head MOJAZZ
12 (9) NORMAN CONNORS The Day We Said I Do MOJAZZ
13 (-) SHIRLEY MARSHALL Once Upon a Time SAMA
14 (-) ACT OF FAITH Pleasure EXPANSION
15 (3) ROME Let Me Come Home RCA
16 (-) BROWNSTONE 5 Miles to Empty MJJ MUSIC
17 (-) MARTINE GIRAULT I Wish RCA
18 (4) MICA PARIS Carefree COOLTEMPO
19 (-) GARY ADKINS Mind Over Matter EXPANSION
20 (-) KENI BURKE This Dedication EXPANSION


JUNE 1997

1 (6) NORMAN CONNORS You Go to My Head MOJAZZ
2 (5) GEORGE DUKE Love Songs WB
3 (9) ROME Let Me Come Home RCA
4 (11) MICA PARIS Carefree COOLTEMPO
5 (16) SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS Hold On (Change Is Comin') PERSPECTIVE
6 (1) TEDDY PENDERGRASS Hurry Up SUREFIRE
7 (-) WOODY CUNNINGHAM Animal EXPANSION
8 (10) VIRTUE Your Love Lifted Me VERITY
9 (-) NORMAN CONNORS The Day We Said I Do MOJAZZ
10 (19) ACT OF FAITH Lost in Love EXPANSION


11 (-) IMPROMP2 Let Me Take You Away MOJAZZ
12 (3) IMPROMP2 Can't Nobody MOJAZZ
13 (14) LYNDEN DAVID HALL Do I Qualify EMI
14 (20) GERALD VEASLEY Quiet Storm HEADS UP
15 (7) EVERETTE HARP Mercy Mercy Me BLUE NOTE
16 (-) MIKI HOWARD You Don't Know What Love Is ALIBI
17 (-) EN VOGUE Sitting by Heaven's Door EASTWEST
18 (2) PHAREZ WHITTED Grapevyne MOJAZZ
19 (-) PHAJJA What Are You Waiting For? WB
20 (-) BRAND NEW HEAVIES Day by Day DELICIOUS VINYL


MAY 1997

1 (14) TEDDY PENDERGRASS Hurry Up SUREFIRE
2 (6) PHAREZ WHITTED Grapevyne MOJAZZ
3 (8) IMPROMP2 Can't Nobody MOJAZZ
4 (2) ZHANÉ Rendezvous MOTOWN
5 (16) GEORGE DUKE Love Songs WB
6 (19) NORMAN CONNORS You Go to My Head MOJAZZ
7 (17) EVERETTE HARP Mercy Mercy Me BLUE NOTE
8 (12) RONEE MARTIN As Long As I'm Loving You MOJAZZ
9 (20) ROME Let Me Come Home RCA
10 (-) VIRTUE Your Love Lifted Me


11 (-) MICA PARIS Carefree COOLTEMPO
12 (1) DAVID SEA Back in Love Again VICTOR JAP
13 (-) BRAND NEW HEAVIES Day by Day
14 (-) LYNDEN DAVID HALL Do I Qualify EMI
15 (7) NUYORICAN SOUL You Can Do It (Baby) TALKIN LOUD
16 (-) SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS Hold On (Change Is Comin') PERSPECTIVE
17 (3) LEVERT Like Water ATLANTIC
18 (10) ADRIANA EVANS Love Is All Around RCA
19 (-) ACT OF FAITH Lost in Love EXPANSION
20 (-) GERALD VEASLEY Quiet Storm HEADS UP


APRIL 1997

1 (7) DAVID SEA Back in Love Again VICTOR JAP/UK JVC
2 (-) ZHANÉ Rendezvous MOTOWN
3 (-) LEVERT Like Water ATLANTIC
4 (-) DOUG KNYGHT Don't Shoot ATR
5 (6) ACT OF FAITH Do It Right EXPANSION
6 (-) PHAREZ WHITTED Grapevyne MOJAZZ
7 (15) NUYORICAN SOUL You Can Do It (Baby) TALKIN LOUD
8 (-) IMPROMP2 Can't Nobody MOJAZZ
9 (1) MARTINE GIRAULT Special RCA
10 (-) ADRIANA EVANS Love Is All Around RCA


11 (11) RODNEY MANNSFIELD Nobody Else EXPANSION
12 (-) RONEE MARTIN As Long As I'm Loving You MOJAZZ
13 (4) NU COLOURS Do You Wanna Go Back (to When) POLYDOR
14 (-) TEDDY PENDERGRASS Hurry Up SUREFIRE
15 (20) RAHSAAN PATTERSON Spend the Night MCA
16 (-) GEORGE DUKE Love Songs WB
17 (-) EVERETTE HARP Mercy Mercy Me BLUE NOTE
18 (9) ERYKAH BADU On & On UNIVERSAL
19 (-) NORMAN CONNORS You Go to My Head MOJAZZ
20 (-) ROME Let Me Come Home RCA


MARCH 1997

1 (17) MARTINE GIRAULT Special RCA
2 (1) SANDRA ST. VICTOR Wet WARNER
3 (3) SPECIAL GIFT Tomorrow CRYSTAL ROSE
4 (9) NU COLOURS Do You Wanna Go Back (to When) POLYDOR
5 (2) SWEETBACK You Will Rise EPIC
6 (-) ACT OF FAITH Do It Right EXPANSION
7 (-) DAVID SEA Back in Love Again VICTOR JAP/UK JVC
8 (6) CHAKA KHAN Every Little Thing WARNER
9 (20) ERYKAH BADU On & On UNIVERSAL
10 (19) MIKKI BLEU This Kinda Luv BLU-INK


11 (-) RODNEY MANNSFIELD Nobody Else EXPANSION
12 (15) OMAR CHANDLER For the Love of You EXPANSION
13 (-) ALESHURE Shower the World ATR
14 (8) ME'SHELL N'DEGEOCELLO Who Is He & What Is He to You WB
15 (-) NUYORICAN SOUL You Can Do It (Baby) TALKIN LOUD
16 (10) GERALD ADAMS Give Me Your Loven COOKS HILL
17 (4) PIECES OF A DREAM Baby It's Your Turn Now BLUE NOTE
18 (5) RICHARD ROGERS Give You My Love EXPANSION
19 (13) BOBBY LYLE feat. WILL DOWNING Feel Like Making Love ATLANTIC JAZZ
20 (-) RAHSAAN PATTERSON Spend the Night MCA


FEBRUARY 1997

1 (5) SANDRA ST. VICTOR Wet WARNER
2 (4) SWEETBACK You Will Rise EPIC
3 (1) SPECIAL GIFT Tomorrow CRYSTAL ROSE
4 (11) PIECES OF A DREAM Baby It's Your Turn Now BLUE NOTE
5 (2) RICHARD ROGERS Give You My Love EXPANSION
6 (12) CHAKA KHAN Every Little Thing WARNER
7 (13) INCOGNITO Out of the Storm TALKIN' LOUD
8 (16) ME'SHELL N'DEGEOCELLO Who Is He & What Is He to You WB
9 (17) NU COLOURS Do You Wanna Go Back (to When) POLYDOR
10 (18) GERALD ADAMS Give Me Your Loven COOKS HILL


11 (14) FUNKY COMPANY Give Me Time Again FAMILY AFFAIR
12 (9) MIKI HOWARD Baby Be Mine WARLOCK
13 (-) BOBBY LYLE feat. WILL DOWNING Feel Like Making Love ATLANTIC JAZZ
14 (6) WILL DOWNING Christmas Time Is Here ISLAND
15 (-) OMAR CHANDLER For the Love of You EXPANSION
16 (8) RODNEY MANNSFIELD Call Me EXPANSION
17 (-) MARTINE GIRAULT Special RCA
18 (3) JOHNNY GILL Take Me (I'm Yours) MOTOWN
19 (-) MIKKI BLEU This Kinda Luv BLU-INK
20 (-) ERYKAH BADU On & On UNIVERSAL


JANUARY 1997

1 SPECIAL GIFT Tomorrow CRYSTAL ROSE
2 RICHARD ROGERS Give You My Love EXPANSION
3 JOHNNY GILL Take Me (I'm Yours) MOTOWN
4 SWEETBACK You Will Rise EPIC
5 SANDRA ST. VICTOR Wet WARNER
6 WILL DOWNING Christmas Time Is Here ISLAND
7 ASHFORD & SIMPSON I Remember All HOPSACK & SILK
8 RODNEY MANNSFIELD Call Me EXPANSION
9 MIKI HOWARD Baby Be Mine WARLOCK
10 HELEN BAYLOR Live and Let Live WORD


11 PIECES OF A DREAM Baby It's Your Turn Now BLUE NOTE
12 CHAKA KHAN Every Little Thing WARNER
13 INCOGNITO Out of the Storm TALKIN' LOUD
14 FUNKY COMPANY Give Me Time Again FAMILY AFFAIR
15 LEWIS TAYLOR Whoever ISLAND
16 ME'SHELL N'DEGEOCELLO Who Is He & What Is He to You WB
17 NU COLOURS Do You Wanna Go Back (to When) POLYDOR
18 GERALD ADAMS Give Me Your Loven COOKS HILL
19 TANYA BLOUNT Remember Love ISLAND
20 LUTHER VANDROSS I Can Make It Better EPIC


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