September 20, 1980: “Can we justify still crusading for US music when all the really interesting activity is going on right here?”

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

COFFEE ‘CASANOVA’ seems to be out now, it’s their LP that’s due next month . . . Incognito ‘Parisian Girl’ will be about on Ensign white label via City Sounds this week, while already serviced to DJs is a 3-track white label by Light Of The World with the lovely 25 – 51/102 – 105 – 102 – 105bpm ‘London Town’, instrumental jazzy 121 – 122 (piano) – 121bpm ‘Pete’s Crusade’ and appropriately titled 57 – 58bpm ‘A New Soft Song’ . . . Record Shack’s next altruistic 12in sleeper will – surprise, surprise – not be on white label (they say they’ll have some proper ones printed by then) and is by the Manchester area’s Reality Band, both sides being pleasant enough if again not terribly exceptional . . . Barbara Thompson ‘Sunset’ is evidently at last on 12in (where’s mine MCA?), as is Rah Band ‘Falcon’ . . . Polydor rush Roy Ayers’ new ‘Love Fantasy’ LP imminently plus a 12in coupling ‘(Sometimes) Believe In Yourself’ with two from the Ayers/Henderson set, ‘Thank You Thank You’ / ‘Can You Dance’ . . . Morgan Khan, cutting his R&B Division list to sixty DJs as he’d rather service fewer people properly than more people poorly, now handles all Pye black product so he’s the Brat from PRAT again – plus of course he’s got his own new accounts too!, while Dave McAleer moves from Pye to DJM to set up a new black product division with its own label there – first release on this now being Geraldine Hunt as Morgan Khan’s Excalibre label is instead debuting next week with – wait for it – Young & Company! . . . Morgan will be servicing the McAleer label too . . . London Weekend Television will be filming the first Friday night at Caister for a Janet Street-Porter special on “tribes’ . . . Funktion starts at the Embassy the first Monday in October with a “pink ball” (details 01-352 7349) . . . Staines Jacksons has seen sibling strife. Robin Nash now no longer being involved (and I should think looking for gigs) . . . DJs who were there say I was too kind about Skegness – I know, but ……. Steve Walsh got paid . . . Dartford Flicks’ recent eight hour marathon dance saw 34 the original 50 dancers lasting the course, sponsorship raising £1,500 towards an oxygen tent for 10-year-old hole-in-the-heart victim Tina Irwin . . . Larry Foster, just engaged to ‘Mandy Green (so maybe there’ll be lots of little Mad Hatters), says all draught beer and lager is just 50p a pint throughout September on Thurs/Fri/Saturdays at Ilford Room At The Top – so hurry, hurrv! . . . Covent Garden’s Rock Garden apres-gig DJ diner last Friday accommodated Tom Holland, Steve Walsh, Tony Jenkins, Dean Hume, Morgan Khan, Alison, Elaine, Trevor, Charles, Russell and myself (Cuddles took a powder) . . . Pasty Egan (Covent Garden Blitz/Hell), heavily into Zapp, has a segued “electronic disco” LP due soon on US Polydor . . . Stevie Wonder at his Guillvers party danced to Teena Marie, Gladys Knight, Kurtis Blow and Michael Henderson, doing a rap over the last two . . . Letchworth area tribe the Backwater Bruces evidently have an ‘Outback’ magazine that’s the funniest fanzine yet – can anyone supply me? . . . Gordon Stone’s self-financed soul survey on ‘The Paul Hunsley Electric Wireless Show’ every Tuesday at 7:45pm on Radio Humberside (202 MW / 96.9 VHF) is compiled from various soul-orientated dealers and discos in the area, and any other potential contributors are invited to contact Gordon either on 0482-447260 (evenings) or at Radio Humberside . . . Richard Witcombe (Shepton Mallet YC) and Chris Dinnis (Exeter Boxes) both report that rowing must be a big craze, as they’re now even doing it down in the West Country (this late addition explaining Gap Band’s rise again in the chart) . . . Southampton Virgin record shop manager Steve Gibbs maintains that Linx will be the year’s biggest hit but Dave Van Seiger reckons he needs a deaf aid – who’s going to be right (or does Dave need glasses)? . . . Mike Morgan & Mick Jackson jock the revamped Chelmsford YMCA, Wednesdays for all ages and Fridays divided under-14s/over-14s, and could do with spare record company promos as prizes (call Chelmsford 440277) . . . Stuart Robinson (Chapel-Allerton) must have been a bit out of it when noting his current disco dates – he put ’em down as being in June . . . Derek Thorne (Bridgwater), back from Ibiza, was nagged there by a catchy Europop tune by unknown artist, the chorus going “This is the night, the night of Spiderman” – anyone any ideas? . . . Steve Wiggins (Barry Freddies Bar) is off to Corfu, where he’ll do his best to disrupt filming of the new James Bond movie . . . Kanu Sukalagwun is the mystery Japanese release that’s on everyone’s lips! . . . Geraldine Hunt must have been young when she mothered Freddie James, as I see from the sleeve of her 1970 – issued ‘Never Never Leave Me’ UK 7in on Roulette that my review read: “22-year-old St Louis-born soulstress now from Chicago, on a pretty wailing slowie with lovely ‘Soulful Strut’ – like punchy backing” – ah those were the days (or were they?)! . . . UK record companies should note that if you don’t send me your product I obviously can’t, and won’t, review or mention it – why should I have to chase you, anyway? . . . KEEP IT GOOD!


S.O.U.L.

THE STATE of Soul in the nation has been creating some comment. Mike Davidson, busy with lots of good PAs at his Thurs / Fri / Saturday Liverpool Hollywood residency says that unless the North-West’s “superstar” DJs come back down to earth and work for one cause (whether it be money or prestige) they will stay in second place to anyone who can actually organise soul events correctly. WEA’s disco plugger Fred Dove weighs in with. “People should reconsider the all-dayers, weekenders, boat trips etc, and decide what use they are, especially where the after effects involve keeping the kids away from the clubs (and, from a more biased point of view, away from the records shops), because money simply doesn’t stretch. In time the kids are going to get too much of it and only then will those responsible say we should concentrate on quality instead of quantity, with fewer events during the course of a year!” In fact Messrs Hill & Vincent pulled out of October’s second Caister for much these very reasons. Chris Hill’s latest venture finds him from the end of next month on Thursdays at Victoria’s revamped Venue, showcasing UK jazz-funk acts under the slogan ‘Sound Of Underground London’ (S.O.U.L.), a new crusade for the future because, as Chris asks, “Can we justify still crusading for US music when all the really interesting activity is going on right here? How long before the rest of the music press latch on to the fact that it’s not only punk that’s a thriving home-grown scene?” Hmm, no doubt it won’t be long before the Peterborough mob start serving S.O.U.P.!


THE DELLS

Poised with their refreshingly mid-’70s sounding ‘All About The Paper’ to score their biggest hit here since 1969, in fact date right back to the early ’50s. From just south of Chicago in Harvey, Illinois, they began by singing gospel in church before calling themselves the El-Rays in 1954. A name change to the Dells was followed in ’56 by their ‘Oh What A Nite’, doo-wop classic, but their next real hits did not come until a late ’60s string of soul smashes, ‘I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue’ being the one that broke ’em in Britain. With just one personnel change (and that was back when), the Dells remain Marvin Junior, Mike McGill, Chuck Barksdale, Verne Allison, Johnny Carter – twenty-eight years on!


IMPORTS

JIMMY “BO” HORNE: ‘Is It In’ (US Sunshine Sound SSD-4218).
Terrific solidly smacking 115 – 116bpm 12ín clapper just made for mixing as it synchs sensationally (for instance) out of JR Funk ‘Feel Good Party Time’ percussion break or vari-synchs with Fatback ‘Backstrokin” claps, the real killer though being a dynamite break where the claps drop out and come back in over bumbling bass making at that point a long vari-synch into Geraldine Hunt sound incredible! On its own it’s good ‘n’ funky too.

EARTH WIND & FIRE: ‘Let Me Talk’ (US ARC 1-11366)
Ultra-jittery brassily blasting staccato segmented 106 (intro) – 111 – 112 – 113 – 114 – 115bpm 7in rattler with a preferable less strident longer 106 – 111 – 112 – 113 – 114 – 115bpm B-side version, which (minus very start) mixes out of the similarly busy ‘Let’s Get Serious’ while Diana Ross ‘I’m Coming Out’ chops into the percussion part well. A mind-blower it ain’t.

SADAO WATANABE: ‘No Problem’ (LP ‘How’s Everything – Live At Budokan’ US Columbia C2X 36818).
Japanese jazz saxist now notorious for á flood of high-priced digital/direct-cut imports thankfully on a less expensive but also beautifully recorded “live” instrumental double set, this fluidly honking jaunty 107 (intro) – 105 – 104 – 103 – 104 – 103bpm jiggler being introed and interrupted by a bit pinched straight from the Jackson 5’s old ‘I Want You Back’, the whole effect ending up like Spyro Gyra meets Bob James sez Chris Hill, while an intensifying 104 – (intro) – 107 – 105 – 104 – 102bpm version of the current ‘Nice Shot‘ is useful too. 

DAVE VALENTIN: ‘Astro-March’ (LP ‘Land Of The Third Eye’ US Arista GRP GRP-5009).
Jazz flautist’s jaunty specialist tootler has buzzing synth and a choppy 121 – 122 120 – 122 – 123bpm beat similar in attack to Dexter Wansel’s ‘Life On Mars’, the steel drums-spiced bouncy 0 – 108 – 112 – 119 – 121 – 122bpm title track swayer building with nice piano and Latin intensity to a searing finish, ‘Fantasy‘ being a pleasant 0 – 116/58 – 117bpm instrumental of EWF’s tune, ‘Sindra’s Dream‘ a ‘Rise’ – style lush slow 0 – 92/46 – 94/47 – 96/48bpm jogger and ‘The Tellers‘ a fast 130 – 128 – 133 – 130 – 128bpm Latin flier.

L.T.D.: ‘You Gave Me Love’ (LP ‘Shine On’ US A&M SP-4819).
Boring set apart from this ‘Stomp’ – like enthusiastically storming 121 – 122bpm leaper, which would have been a better singles choice.

BRAVO: ‘Touch Me Now’ (US Launch AT NC 1002).
Frenetic hurried 122bpm 12in “disco” with squawking chix over busy beat loses some nice fiddle ‘n’ things in the overall rush.

DAYBREAK: ‘Everybody Get Off’ (US Prelude PRL D 602).
Patrick Adams-produced chix-backed gruff chap-sung cliched 115bpm 12in “disco”.


UK NEWIES

COFFEE: Casanova’ (De-Lite MERX 38).
Due now on smash-bound 12in, the monster happily skipping girlie group romper with appealingly breathy ’60s vocal flavour, lovely jazzy guitar and phasing finish is presumably 123 – 125 – 128 – 126 – 128 – 126 – 128bpm like the LP version and chops superbly out of the quiet bits in Linx.

McFADDEN & WHITEHEAD: ‘I Heard It In A Love Song’ (TSOP PIR 13-8954).
Finally sighted on 12in though I’ve yet to be serviced, the full length creamingly smacking ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ – like swinger is presumably 118 – 119 – 120bpm like the LP version.

BUNNY BROWN: ‘Strawberry Letter 23’ (Groove Production GP 103T, via Groove 01-439 8231).
Excellent very slightly reggae-influenced densely jittery pent-up 85 – 86 – 85 – 87bpm 12in remake of the Brothers Johnson oldie, full of exciting tension.

THE RAH BAND: ‘Falcon’ (DJM DJR 18014).
Jazzily bounding catchy instrumental smacker is 0 – 121bpm on full length 12in and really sounds like a hit (though it’s too glib to be hip).

DONNA SUMMER: ‘The Wanderer’ (Warner/Geffen K 79180).
Lightweight synthetically burbling 137bpm 7in smacker like a subdued Blondie, not the Dion song.

GAP BAND: ‘Party Lights’ (Mercury MERX 37).
Originally Al Hudson-influenced but now ‘Booty Ooty’ – like 119 – 118bpm 12in strutter remixed from their “rush released” LP (which is a laugh considering it was on import last Christmas!), flipped by last summer’s “disco” chix-sung lightweight pounding 124 (intro) – 129 – 131bpm ‘Baby Baba Boogie‘.

POINTER SISTERS: ‘Save This Night For Love’ (LP ‘Special Things’ Planet K 52242).
Gently starting lovely 55/110 – 112 – 113 – 114bpm swayer spurts ‘Stomp’ – like into bursts of smacking intensity and though short is in the trendy Flack & Hathaway / Ashford & Simpson / Knight & Pips tempo range, ‘Could I Be Dreaming‘ being a ‘Shake Your Body’ – inspired 118 – 119bpm burbler and ‘We’ve Got The Power‘ a jaunty little 119 – 120 – 121bpm smacker.

WHISPERS: ‘Out The Box’ (Solar SOT-12).
Heatwave flavoured smacking 113 – 112 – 113bpm 12in half-stepper seemed stronger back in January.

ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Bourgie Bourgie’ (Warner Bros K 17679T).
Evidently now properly pressed as the flip to their current 12in, this 1977 instrumental version of Gladys Knight’s recent Northern hit is a 0 – 118 – 120 – 122 – 0 – 118 – 121 – 124 – 123 – 0 – 118 – 122 – 124bpm orchestrally lush swayer in several spurting sections that disconcertingly freaks momentarily halfway – which I would have thought was the original supposed pressing fault!

LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY: ‘Love Sensation’ (Salsoul SALT-5).
Powerfully wailed thudding 117bpm 12in soul rouser with her dynamite deep soul 20/40 bpm revival of Otis Redding’s ‘I’ve Been Loving You Too Long‘ as flip.

LARRY GRAHAM: ‘One In A Million You’ (Warner Bros K 17685).
US smash romantic 36 – 0bpm 7in smoocher sounds refreshingly masculine.

BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Treasure’ (A&M AMS 7561).
Dead slow 27bpm 7in smoocher, flipped by the jazzy guitar and trumpet alternating instrumental 115bpm ‘Smilin’ On Ya‘.

CARROLL THOMPSON: I’m So Sorry’ (Santic SAN 0011, via Ital Music Force 01- 249 5445).
Sweetly winsome attractive little squeakily-sung 68bpm 12in reggae slowie with a catchy hook.

HAMMATAN: ‘Nite Of Bliss’ (Lagos International LIS 1201, via 01-486 8348).
Well produced pleasant enough if derivative 60bpm 12in reggae slowie, lavishly launched amidst reams of semi-literate pseudo-philosophical bullshit.

HEE BEE GEE BEES: ‘Meaningless Songs’ (Original ABO 2).
Brilliantly conceived and packaged 19 – 38 – 39bpm 7in piss-take of the Bees Gees – listen to the lyrics!


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s pop chart entries on 7in are: Stevie Wonder 132f, Madness 144 – 146 – 145f, AC/DC 0 – 127 – 129 – 131c, Odyssey 0 – 19 – 37f, Ottawan 124 – 123f, Ozzy Osbourne 0 – 137 – 138f, Michael Schenker Group 172r, Genesis 81f, Bob Marley 38/77f, Nolans 125f.


DJ TOP TEN

STEVE BOLEY, resident at Weston-Super Mare Mr B’s, says (erroneously, I think) that we’re always printing a hip Top 10 and suggests instead his “wally smoochers” listing. The most consistently requested evidently, especially on Thursday “hen” nights, is the Barry White. OK, Steve . . .

1. ONE DAY I’LL FLY AWAY – Randy Crawford – Warner Bros
2. OH YEAH – Roxy Music – Polydor
3. JUST THE WAY YOU ARE – Barry White – 20th Century
4. SOUL SHADOWS – Crusaders – MCA
5. MAGIC – Olivia Newton-John – Jet
6. CLOSE – Jimmy T & Ricky D – Laser
7. I TOUCHED A DREAM – Dells – 20th Century-Fox
8. HELPLESSLY – Olivia Newton-John/Cliff Richard – Jet LP
9. SHINE ON – L.T.D. – A&M
10. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT – Odyssey – RCA

In addition, Steve wonders if anyone has any spare copies of his closing down theme, the now deleted old Dulux jingle by The Nolans, ‘Love Transformation’ (Target), as he is getting so many enquiries about it.


UK Disco Top 90 – September 20, 1980

01 01 George Benson – Give Me The Night – Warner Bros. 12″
02 03 Fatback – Backstrokin’ – Spring 12″
03 05 Gap Band – Oops Up Side Your Head – Mercury 12″
04 02 Locksmith – Unlock The Funk / Blackjack / Far Beyond – Arista 12″
05 04 Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica (N.Y.) – Arista GRP 12″
06 07 Rick James – Big Time – Motown 12”
07 08 Change – Searching / Angel In My Pocket – WEA 12″
08 09 Gladys Knight & The Pips – Taste Of Bitter Love – CBS 12″
09 06 Diana Ross – Upside Down – Motown 12″
10 11 Deodato – Night Cruiser / Groovitation / Love Magic / Uncle Funk – Warner Bros. LP
11 20 Linx – You’re Lying – Aves/Chrysalis 12”
12 12 Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind / Captain Caribe – US Inner City LP
13 25 William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got – EMI 12”
14 15 Rose Royce – Pop Your Fingers – Whitfield 12″
15 23 Ashford & Simpson – Love Don’t Make It Right – Warner Bros. 12”
16 13 Stacy Lattisaw – Dynamite / Dreaming – Atlantic 12″
17 14 George Benson – Love X Love / Off Broadway / Moody’s Mood / Turn Out The Lamplight / Dinorah Dinorah – Warner Bros. LP
18 24 Young & Company – I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) – US Brunswick 12″
19 22 Cameron – Let’s Get It Off / Magic Of You – Salsoul 12″
20 26 Black Slate – Amigo – Ensign 12″
21 27 Kelly Marie – Feels Like I’m In Love – Calibre Plus 12″
22 40 Shalamar – I Owe You One – Solar 12″
23 44 Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling – US Prism 12”
24 39 Dells – All About The Paper / I Touched A Dream – 20th Century-Fox 12″
25 56 Queen – Another One Bites The Dust – EMI/US Elektra 12” Promo
26 30 Coffee – Casanova / I Wanna Be With You / Slip And Dip – US De-Lite LP
27 38 Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ – US Gordy LP
28 10 Odyssey – Use It Up And Wear It Out – RCA 12″
29 16 Baby’O – In The Forest – Calibre 12″
30 17 George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair – Epic 12″
31 32 Dynasty – I’ve Just Begun To Love You – Solar 12″
32 37 Surface Noise – Dancin’ On A Wire / Love Groove – Groove Production 12″
33 21 Stacy Lattisaw – Jump To The Beat – Atlantic 12″
34 33 Shakatak – Steppin’ – Polydor 12″
35 31 Level 42 – Love Meeting Love – Polydor 12″
36 NE Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) (Motown 12”)
37 18 Jermaine Jackson – Burnin’ Hot – Motown 12″
38 19 S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right) – Tabu 12″
39 60 Village People – Can’t Stop The Music – Mercury/12” Promo
40 43 Al Di Meola – Roller Jubilee – CBS 12″
41 63 Randy Crawford – One Day I’ll Fly Away / Blue Flame – Warner Bros. 12”
42 34 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved – Island 12″
43 45 Ned Doheny – To Prove My Love – Japanese CBS Sony LP
44 36 Ramsey Lewis – Colors In Space / High Point / Come Back Jack / Whisper Zone / Caribbean Blue / Hell On Wheels – CBS LP
45 41 Jimmy Senyah – Weakness For Your Sweetness – Rokel 12″
46 29 Gibson Brothers – Mariana – Island
47 28 Change – A Lover’s Holiday / The Glow Of Love – WEA 12″
48 35 Crown Heights Affair – You’ve Been Gone / Far Out – De-Lite 12″
49 57 80’s Ladies – Ladies Of The Eighties – US Uno Melodic 12”
50 48 McFadden & Whitehead – I Heard It In A Love Song – US TSOP/12” Promo
51 53 Roberta Flack – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long / God Don’t Like Ugly – Atlantic 12″
52 61 A Taste Of Honey – Rescue Me – Capitol 12″
53 64 Nick Straker Band – A Walk In The Park – Pinnacle 12”/CBS
54 58 Flakes – Sugar Frosted Lover – Calibre 12″
55 50 Narada Michael Walden – I Don’t Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You) – Atlantic 12″
56 62 Chocolate Milk – I’m Your Radio – RCA 12”
57 42 Rhyze – Do Your Dance – Epic LP
58 47 Ritz – I Wanna Get With You – US Posse 12″
59 51 Michael Henderson – Wide Receiver – US Buddah LP/12” Promo
60 49 Jean Carn – Was That All It Was – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
61 79 Detroit Spinners – Split Decision / Now That You’re Mine Again – Atlantic 12”
62 65 Teddy Pendergrass – Love T.K.O. / Take Me In Your Arms Tonight / Can’t We Try – Phil Int LP
63 55 Starship Orchestra – You’re A Star – CBS 12″
64 68 Starpoint – I Just Wanna Dance With You – Casablanca 12”
65 67 Fred Wesley – House Party – US RSO
66 NE Ernie Watts – Just Holdin’ On – US Elektra LP
67 54 Maze – Joy And Pain / Changing Times / The Look In Your Eyes – US Capitol LP
68 85 Terumasa Hino – Send Me Your Feelings / Samba De La Cruz – Japanese Flying Disk LP
69 59 Grace Jones – Private Life – Island 12″
70 74 Sadao Watanabe – Nice Shot – Japanese Flying Disk LP
71 77 Norman Connors – Take It To The Limit – Arista 12”
72 70 Brass Construction – How Do You Do / We Are Brass / Do Ya – US UA LP
73 73 Sadao Watanabe – Samba Do Marcos – Japanese Flying Disk LP
74 84 Larsen-Feiten Band – Further Notice – Warner Bros/US LP
75 81 Carrie Lucas – Keep Smilin’ – Solar 12”/US 12” Remix
76 75 Ashford & Simpson – Get Out Your Handkerchief / I Ain’t Asking For Your Love – Warner Bros. LP
77 82 Rhyze – Just How Sweet Is Your Love – Epic 12″
78 71 Crusaders – Soul Shadows / Put It Where You Want It – MCA 12″
79 72 Stanley Clarke – We Supply / Together Again – Epic 12″
80 87 William DeVaughn – Figures Can’t Calculate – US TEC/LP
81 NE Judy Roberts – The Other World – US Inner City LP
82 86 D.I.S.C.O. / You’re OK – Ottawan – Carrere 12”
83 NE Diana Ross – My Old Piano – Motown 12”
84 66 Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out – Motown LP
85 RE Locksmith – TMI / Cinnamon / Groove Town – Arista LP
86 NE Michal Urbaniak – Joy / Nanava – US Motown LP
87 76 Sun – Space Ranger / Hot Spot / Quest – Capitol 12″
88 69 Aurra – When I Come Home (Remix) – Salsoul 12″
89 NE Casiopea – I Love New York / Asayake – Japanese Alta LP
90 89 Ingram – Mi Sebrina Tequana (My Sister’s Daughter) – US H&L LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Pointer Sisters – ‘He’s So Shy’ (Planet)
David Hudson – ‘Ease Up’ / ‘Scratch My Back’ / ‘Pump It’ (US Alston LP)
Windy City – ‘I Still Love You’ (US Kelli – Arts)
Mirage – ‘Summer Grooves’ (Flamingo 12in)
Osibisa – ‘Moving On’ / ‘Celebration’ (Calibre 12in)
Proton – ‘Make Your Move!’ (Ballistic 12in)
Light Of The World -‘Pete’s Crusade’ / ‘London Town’ (Ensign 12in promo)
Earth Wind & Fire – ‘Let Me Talk’ (US ARC)
Soul Shack – ‘Galactic Funk’ (Galactic 12in)
David Matthews – ‘Cosmic City’ / ‘Special Delivery (Japanese Electric Bird LP)
Kanu Sukalagwun – ‘Stand Up Please’ / ‘Shaft’ (Japanese Flying Dick LP)
Zapp – ‘More Bounce To The Ounce’ (US Warner Bros/ LP)
Irene Cara – ‘Fame’ / ‘Hot Lunch Jam’ (RSO 12in)
L.T.D. – ‘Shine On’ (A&M)
Sadao Watanabe – ‘No Problem’ (US Columbia LP)
RJ’s Latest Arrival – ‘Ultimate Masterpiece’ (US VR 12in)
Shadow – ‘Village Destiny’ / ‘Mystery Dancer’ / ‘Hot City’ (US Elektra LP)
Tom Browne – ‘Fly High To The Sky’ (Arista acetate promo)
Gap Band – ‘Party Lights’ / ‘Baby Baba Boogie’ (Mercury 12in)
Kurtis Blow – ‘The Breaks’ (Mercury 12ín)
Minnie Riperton – ‘Strange Affair’ / ‘Here We Go’ / You Take My Breath Away’ / ‘The Song Of Life’ (US Capitol LP)
David Hudson – ‘Honey Honey’ (TK)
Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – ‘Is It In’ (US Sunshine Sound 12in)
Dave Valentin – ‘Astro-March’ (US GRP LP)
Syreeta – ‘He’s Gone’ (Motown)

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