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* * * * Great Balls of Fire * * * Good Vibrations * * Maybe Baby * Running on Empty : : JUMPING BEAN

September 20, 1987|CONNIE JOHNSON

* * 1/2 "JUST VISITING THIS PLANET." Jellybean. Chrysalis. Credited as the producer who led Madonna from the dance charts to a broader pop audience, Jellybean Benitez has aimed his own debut album squarely at the dance crowd. While he doesn't sing on any cuts, he has surrounded himself with three able vocalists, including Adele Bertei, who teasingly lends pizazz to "Hypnotized (By Your Touch)"--the only song here that Jellybean had a hand in writing. Saving the album from total dance-floor predictability is "Jingo," a 1969 mini-hit for Santana. This instrumental closes out the album with so much Afro-Cuban smoke that it makes everything that preceded it pale by comparison.

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