November 15, 1980: Glen Adams Affair, Frankie Smith, Seawind, Symba, Shirley Brown

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

GREG EDWARDS – sorry, Egg Edwards – is learning to live with the yolk – er joke! . . . LOTW’s next 12in will couple a longer ‘Sheriff’ with ‘Painted Ladies’ though the 7in will feature the promo 12in-issued ‘A New Soft Song’ as flip – and their LP is finally on full release now . . . RCA are doing a 4-track 12in promo of Banda Black Rio ‘Miss Cheryl’ / ‘Melissa’ / ‘Subindo O Morro’ / ‘Amor Natural’ . . . Charles Earland’s review last week omitted ‘Zee Funkin’ Space‘, a ponderous jittery 107 – 109bpm thudder . . . BT Express ‘Stretch‘ on 12in acetate for the lucky few is an excellent uncluttered bass thudded 112 – 113bpm heavy funk jiggler, while the remixed ‘Do It (Till You’re Satisfied)’ should be their LP’s other killer . . . Solar’s “live’ promo 12in has Dynasty ‘I’ve Just Begun To Love You’ at 119 – 120bpm and Shalamar ‘I Owe You One’ at 120 (intro) – 123 – 124 – 125 – 126bpm . . . DJM/Champagne are revamping their mailing list so send genuine DJ credentials to Dave McAleer at James House, 5 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SE . . . Morrissey / Mullen have signed to EMI / Groove . . . MCPs are banning import of Heatwave’s LP . . . London’s Venue has superb US-style lighting over the dancefloor but of course punters prefer shuffling on the carpet in the dark – so when will someone design a jazz-funk club with carpeted dark dancefloor and brightly lit corners? . . . Chris Hill (who like me loves LAX ‘Possessed‘) wonders where the punters went . . . Ray Stevens now jocks for Funktion on Fridays at the Penthouse featuring his “Trad-ish” jazz spot while Tony Perkins – sorry Jenkins – does the Embassy on Sundays . . . Paul Stewart plays regular disco but is angling for a jazz-funk night at Belfast’s first restaurant/cocktail bar/nightclub, the Ritzy . . . Ron Tisbritch, thinly disguised as Chris Britton, seems to know something sinister about Don Ghostey – is he the phantom phonecaller? . . . Steve Walsh re-christened Stevie would make an anagram of White Slaves (or indeed Weevils Shat!) . . . Shakatak’s Les McCutcheon is promoting an all-dayer this Sunday (16) at Nottingham Palais featuring the first live appearance of Level 42, plus lotsa PA’s, Colin Curtis etc . . . Young & Co were last week’s highest new entry at 17 in the Capital-broadcast London sales chart . . . Richard Witcombe (Shepton Mallet YC) says that the sleeve of ‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’ spells PRT as PRAT with the A crossed out) . . . WRVR’s switch from jazz to country has caused several other New York area radio stations (plus others around the USA) to boost their jazz output, so all is not lost, while the Citizens For Jazz On WRVR action group recently raised over 15,000 more dollars at another concert starring the Brecker Bros, Hubert Laws, Bob James, David Sanborn, Lenny White, Eddie Daniels & Dave Valentin . . . Only In America, huh, gang? . . . KEEP IT GOOD!


UK NEWIES

GLEN ADAMS AFFAIR: ‘Just A Groove (Remix)’ (Excaliber EXCL 502).
Morgan Khan’s latest hit import acquisition is another shopgirl-aimed Young & Co-like monotonous mindless chix-chanted thudder with Slave ‘Just A Touch Of Love’-style hookline set to a Chic beat now in remixed more repetitive 117bpm 12in form, the roomier rolling 116bpm original US version being flip here.

FRANKIE SMITH: ‘Double Dutch’ (WMOT WMTL 102).
Import smash great jauntily jumping bass boomed 118 – 120 – 119bpm 12in funk thumper based on schoolkids’ playground chants, taunts and dares, flipped now by a less bassy 120bpm instrumental remix that’s exclusive to Britain.

SEAWIND: ‘What Cha Doin” (A&M Disco AMSX 7575).
Excellent sparse staccato strutting 117bpm 12in bass smacker sung in Michael Jackson / Teena Marie style by pretty Pauline Wilson slots sensationally between the Reddings ‘Funkin’ On The One’ and Prince ‘Head’. 

LA TOYA JACKSON: ‘If You Feel The Funk’ (Polydor POSPX 197).
The Jacksons’ sister sounds like one of the family on this party noises introed lurching simple strutting 121bpm 12in smacker tricked out with vocoder bits and useful acapella outro.

INSTANT FUNK: ‘Everybody’ (Salsoul SALT -8)
Larry Levan-remixed longer 12ín version of the great but so far somewhat underrated bass synth bumped 118bpm thudding funk chugger with Raydio-type beat and useful twiddly bits for mixing.

REAL THING: ‘She’s A Groovy Freak’ (Calibre CABL 105).
Mtume & Lucas-produced pop-aimed good steadily chugging 122 – 124bpm 12in thudder sounds a bit like the Bee Gees singing a Michael Jackson song, the pleasant piano-rolled repetitive 118 – 120bpm ‘It’s The Real Thing’ is flip.

DELEGATION: ‘Heartache No. 9’ (Ariola AROD 246).
Strings twiddled steadily smacking jittery rolling 116bpm 12in groove from a while back sounds even better now in remixed form.

OTTAWAN: ‘You’re OK’ (Carrere CAR 168).
Euro-hit follow-up, another perky though less puerile 125 – 126bpm singalong thumper initially flip of the ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ 12in and now on 7in with the French-sung ‘T’Es OK’ original as B-side.

 

PEACHES & HERB: ‘Funtime’ (Polydor POSPX 198).
Straightforwardly churning 120bpm 12ín disco smacker simply just keeps on trucking, radio’s ‘One Child Of Love’ plugside being an Xmassy 19/38bpm smoocher.

CARRIE LUCAS: ‘It’s Not What You Got (It’s How You Use It)’ (Solar SOT-13).
US Disco hit pop-orientated simple little un-energetic 128bpm 12in roller with a bass line that’s pure 1965, flipped by the Whispers backed 127 – 125 – 127 (break) – 125 – 127 (break) – 125 – 127bpm ‘Keep Smilin’‘.

KIM CARNES: ‘More Love’ (EMI America 12EÁ 113).
Lovely slinkily chugging 105bpm Smokey Robinson revival, a recent US smash and now reissued on 12in (with eye-cued short slow intro), deserving Gladys Knight-type pop attention at least.

CHAS JANKEL: ‘Ai No Corrida’ (A&M AM-SX 7570).
Ian Dury sidekick/songwriter’s unusual Japanese movie-titled bumpily busy 123 – 124bpm 12in romp is flipped by the gorgeous lushly instrumental 41/83 – 0bpm ‘Lenta Latina’ which fully reveals his pure jazz leanings and is worth checking.

ARETHA FRANKLIN: ‘What A Fool Believes’ (LP ‘Aretha’ Arista SPART 1147).
Doobie Bros oldie becomes a peppy 0 – 125bpm smacking swayer, due on 12in (ARIST 12377), and Otis Redding’s ‘Can’t Turn You Loose‘ becomes a frantic 141bpm zapper surprisingly like Robert Palmer’s newie, while the lovely gospel-drenched 0 – 18/36 – 39bpm ‘Together Again’ soul smoocher is best of the set’s good slowies.

ROBERT PALMER: ‘Looking For Clues’ (Island WIP 5651).
Exciting fast 144bpm 7in zapper like an electronic update of Jackie Lee’s ‘The Duck’.

SPANDAU BALLET: ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’ (Reformation CHS 2473).
Strong straightforward uncluttered 143bpm 7in “Covent Garden” electronic dance music.

GIBSON BROTHERS: ‘Latin America’ (LP ‘On The Riviera’ Island ILPS 9620).
Galloping full speed 136bpm charger back in their old style and much better than the appalling ‘Metropolis’ flop, the 118bpm ‘Dancin’ The Mambo‘ being musically quite respectable although the pounding 132bpm ‘Good Girl Bad Boy’ is truly Wally.

SAMMI ABU: ‘Rise Up’ (WEA K 18366T).
Deceptively fast languidly smacking 130 – 131 – 132 – 133bpm 12in repetitive sparse disco bounder, the similarly 130 – 131 – 132 – 133bpm ‘Dance Dance Dance’ being slightly beefier – but why so old fashioned?

LIPPS INC: ‘Tight Pair’ (LP ‘Pucker Up’ Casablanca NBLP 7242).
Rock guitar backed choppy 127bpm squawker with a twittering synth break that makes it better than the 12in-issued chugging empty electronic 121bpm discoficatlon of Ace’s old ‘How Long’ (CANL 212), which even Scottish jocks don’t like!

CHIC: ‘Chip Off The Old Block’ (Atlantic K 11617T).
Jerky 113bpm 12in smacker in their rapper-originating and now so currently mixable style, flip of the jolting slow 84bpm ‘26‘.

BILLY OCEAN: ‘Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)’ (GT0 GT 286).
Nigel Martinez-produced classy tense sparse convoluted 116bpm 7in thudder with interesting texture and bass synth beats.

JOHNNY BRISTOL: ‘Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me’ (Ariola Hansa AHA 567).
Old fashioned pleasantly pumping mellow 111/56 – 113bpm 7in swayer builds up a swinging punchy kick beat.

BILL FREDERICKS: ‘Lover’s Question’ (Time Records USA International HSL 313, via Pye).
Clyde McPhatter’s oldie beautifully arranged with loving attention to detail on mellow 122 – 123 – 122 – 124bpm 12in that has possibly more nostalgic than general disco appeal.

JEAN ADEBAMBO: ‘Paradise’ (Santic SAN 0012, via Ital Music Force 01-249 5445).
Simply gorgeous 66bpm 12in reggae knee-trembler sweetly sung in Minnie Riperton style by one half of the ‘Back Together Again’ Jean & Trevor team.

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER: ‘Lonely Disco Dancer’ (Elektra K 12490T).
Tricky slow unfurling start to a prettily wailed but specialist 24 – 48/97bpm 12in jogging smoocher with the low-impact lightly swaying 57/114bpm ‘One In A Million (Guy)‘ as official plugside.

REVELATION: ‘When I Fall In Love’ (Handshake HANDS 1).
Jimmy Simpson-produced lovely dead slow 17 – 34bpm 7in sweet souling by the one-time NY Street Choir of Nat King Cole / Donnie Osmond’s oldie, ‘Feel It‘ being clopping 0 – 115 – 116bpm flip.

RANDY CRAWFORD: ‘Tender Falls The Rain’ (Warner Bros LV 42).
Dead slow 0 – 18bpm tender smoocher on 3-track 12in with her lovely older versions of Jerry Butler’s 27bpm ‘I Stand Accused’ and Brook Benton’s 43bpm ‘Endlessly’.

MERRY CLAYTON: ‘When The World Turns Blue’ (MCA 571).
Joe Sample’s ‘Melodies Of love’ sung dead slow on reissued Randy Crawford-type 0 – 33bpm 7in.


IMPORTS

SYMBA: ‘Body Bait’ LP (US Venture VL-1007).
Rattling brassily punctuated long monotonous 119bpm title track percussion groove builds tension as it progresses through acid guitar with occasional chix ‘n’ chaps, made for mixing (try it with Ray Martinez and Linx remix percussion break).

SHIRLEY BROWN: ‘You’ve Got To Like What You Do’ (US 20th Century-Fox TCD-116).
Chaka Khan-copying beefy bass burbled lurching 123 – 124bpm 12in wailer starts out pent-up and stays that way without really doing much else.

ENCHANTMENT: ‘Settin’ It Out’ (US RCA PD-12113).
Basically good but loosely structured limp though steadily thudding 115 – 116 (break) – 115bpm 12in designed for Froggy-style running mixes, nowhere near as exciting as the far, far stronger really terrific hard hitting brassily biting and tightly compact 113bpm 7in (PB-12112) which features EWF’s Maurice & Verdine White. Get both so you can chop or mix from the (annoyingly slower) 7in some way into the 12in, as this does have a good break and works well with Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne or Gayle Adams ‘Stretchin’ Out’.

MFSB: ‘In The Shadow’ (LP ‘Mysteries Of The World’ US TSOP JZ 36405).
Lovely pitter-pattering 108/54 – 109 – 110 – 111 – 110bpm swayer with what sounds like a musical saw plus Leon Huff’s keyboards, while the rest of the laid-back instrumental set like the moodily introed steadily loping (but pausing halfway) Deodato-ish 120bpm title track seems designed for Dexter Wansel’s unobtrusive synthesizer textures. ‘Fortune Teller‘ being a brassily accented 91bpm slow purposeful jiggler with nice Don Renaldo fiddle. ‘Manhattan Skyline’ a ‘Rise’-type 43/86bpm jogger, ‘Old San Juan’ a relaxed 50/99bpm Spanish guitar swayer and ‘Tell Me Why’ a Carla Benson-sung 55/110bpm slowie.

UNLIMITED TOUCH: ‘I Hear Music In The Streets’ (US Prelude PRL D 605).
Bassily booming useful 113 – 116 – 117 – 115bpm 12in version of the omnipresent “rapper”-type thud beat of the moment with chanting chix ‘n’ chaps, co-produced by Crown Heights Affair’s brothers Reid.

DONNIE ELBERT: ‘I Can’t Get Over Losing You’ (US Law-Ton CL 1900).
Superb sexy 30/59bpm 12in deep soul smoocher by the squeaky soarer in his classic ‘What Can I Do’ style (in fact isn’t this a remake of an oldie anyway?), introed by deep bass rap from Swamp Dogg and currently causing a stir for us at Gullivers.

FREDERICK KNIGHT: ‘Let Me Ring Your Bell Again’ (US Juana JU 202).
Anita Ward’s hit structure complete with pinging synth slowed down quite convincingly to a funkier 117bpm 12in “rapper”-ish rhythm for renewed action.

KAT MANDU: ‘New World Break’ (LP ‘Get Crackin” Canadian Uniwave WLP-1017).
Richie Rome-arranged frantically galloping 130 – 136bpm disco rattler by the Jimmy Ray-fronted session group, the title track being a trite little 111 – 112 – 113 – 114bpm jiggly jogger.


DJ TOP TEN

ROBBIE DEE does Southend-on-Sea’s Quills Discotheque on Marine Parade, where he finds the current top “smoochies” with all his sex lovers are these:

1. GO AWAY LITTLE BOY – Marlena Shaw
2. BUT I LOVE YOU – Wilbert Longmire
3. NIGHT SONG – Dick Morrissey & Jim Mullen
4. YOU ARE MY PERSONAL ANGEL – Al Johnson
5. LENTA LATINA – Chas Jankel
6. AND DON’T YOU SAY NO – Roy Ayers
7. ONE DAY I’LL FLY AWAY – Randy Crawford
8. THERE YOU ARE – Millie Jackson
9. SOMEDAY WE’LL ALL BE FREE – Wilton Felder
10. REASONS – Earth Wind & Fire


UK Disco Top 90 – November 15, 1980

01 01 Linx – You’re Lying / Remix – Chrysalis 12″
02 10 Kool & The Gang – Celebration – De-Lite 12”
03 06 Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling – Champagne 12”
04 04 Wilton Felder – Inherit The Wind – MCA 12”
05 02 Coffee – Casanova – De-Lite 12″
06 05 George Benson – Love X Love / Off Broadway / On Broadway – Warner Bros 12″
07 07 Jacksons – Lovely One – Epic
08 08 Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ / Behind The Groove (Remix) – Motown 12″
09 03 Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) – Motown 12″
10 12 Tom Browne – Thighs High – Arista GRP 12”
11 18 Young & Company – I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) – Excaliber 12”
12 15 Deodato – Night Cruiser / Love Magic – Warner Bros 12″
13 09 Black Slate – Amigo – Ensign 12″
14 11 Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. / You’re OK – Carrere 12”
15 13 Light Of The World – London Town / Pete’s Crusade – Ensign 12”
16 14 Rah Band – Falcon – DJM 12”
17 19 Narada Michael Walden – The Real Thang / I Want You / Get Up! / Take It To The Bossman / Lucky Fella – Atlantic LP
18 16 Gap Band – Party Lights – Warner Bros 12”
19 17 Change – Searching – WEA 12″
20 26 Wilton Felder – Insight / Until The Morning Comes / Someday We’ll All Be Free / L.A. Light – MCA LP
21 24 Frankie Smith – Double Dutch / Double Dutch Bus – US WMOT 12”
22 34 Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros 12”
23 22 Willie ‘Beaver’ Hale – Groove On – US TK 12”/Cat LP
24 30 Fred Wesley – House Party – RSO 12”
25 23 Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind / Captain Caribe – Champagne 12”
26 31 Incognito – Parisienne Girl / Summer’s Ended – Ensign 12”
27 29 Glen Adams Affair – Just A Groove – US Sam 12”
28 39 Twennynine/Lenny White – Fancy Dancer / Kid Stuff / Just Right For Me / It’s Music It’s Magic / Slip Away – US Elektra LP
29 28 Azymuth – Dear Limmertz / Papasong – US Milestone LP
30 38 Slave – Feel My Love / Watching You / Dreamin’ / Stone Jam / Let’s Spend Some Time – US Cotillion LP
31 20 Diana Ross – My Old Piano – Motown 12”
32 42 Kool & The Gang – Love Festival / Take It To The Top / Jones Vs Jones / Night People / Morning Star – De-Lite LP
33 40 James Brown – Rapp Payback – US TK 12”
34 48 Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before – 20th Century-Fox 12”
35 21 Shalamar – I Owe You One – Solar 12”
36 35 Larry Graham – One In A Million You – Warner Bros 12”
37 56 Billy Frazier & Friends – Billy Who? – US Bijuma 12”
38 32 Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Me Talk – CBS 12”
39 36 Gayle Adams – Your Love Is A Life Saver / Stretch’In Out (Remix) – US Prelude 12”
40 37 Kurtis Blow – The Breaks – Mercury 12”
41 46 Ernie Watts – Just Holdin’ On – US Elektra LP
42 44 Jacksons – Can You Feel It / Heartbreak Hotel / Walk Right Now / Your Ways – Epic LP
43 59 Eddy Grant – Do You Feel My Love / Symphony For Michael (Opus 2) – Ensign 12”
44 47 Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Is It In / Spank – TK 12”
45 41 Mirage – Summer Grooves – Flamingo 12”
46 33 Queen – Another One Bites The Dust – EMI/US Electra 12” Promo
47 27 Rick James – Big Time – Motown 12”
48 63 Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out – Motown 12”
49 78 GQ – Disco Nights (Remix) – Arista 12”
50 60 Herbie Hancock – Just Around The Corner – US Columbia LP
51 52 Rollercoaster – I Wish / Superstition / Living For The City – Pye LP
52 74 Earth Wind & Fire – And Love Goes On / Faces / Song In My Heart / Win Or Lose / Sparkle – CBS LP
53 62 Rodney Franklin –I Like The Music Make It Hot / In The Center / Windy City – US Columbia LP
54 54 Seawind – What Cha Doin’ – A&M 12”
55 64 Prince – Head / Dirty Mind / Uptown – US Warner Bros LP
56 72 Cloud – All Night Long – Flashback 12”
57 45 Roy Ayers – (Sometimes) Believe In Yourself – Polydor 12”
58 NE Edit Point – Help Yourself – Earthshaker 12”
59 73 Dee Dee Bridgewater – Lonely Disco Dancer / One In A Million (Guy) / When You’re In Love / That’s The Way Love Should Feel – US Elektra LP
60 NE UK Players – Everybody Get Up / Rivers – GB 12”
61 66 The Dells – All About The Paper / I Touched A Dream – 20th Century-Fox 12”
62 55 Daybreak – Everybody Get Off – US Prelude 12”
63 68 Cameo – Throw It Down / Keep It Hot / Is This The Way – US Chocolate City LP
64 43 Odyssey – If You’re Looking For A Way Out – RCA 12”
65 65 Nino Tempo & 5th Avenue Sax – (Hooked On) Young Stuff – A&M 12”
66 51 Bob Marley – Three Little Birds – Island
67 71 Michael Henderson – Wide Receiver – Buddah 12”
68 58 Jazz Sluts – Fuchi (Free Spirit) – Epic 12”
69 67 Stevie Wonder – Did I Hear You Say You Love Me / All I Do / Happy Birthday / Do Like You / As If You Read My Mind / I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It – Motown LP
70 50 Jimmy Senyah – Weakness For Your Sweetness – Rokel 12”
71 70 Light Of The World – Time / I Shot The Sheriff / Something For Nothing / Visualise Yourself / Painted Lady – Ensign LP
72 86 The Reddings – Funkin’ On The One / Remote Control – US BID LP
73 76 Charles Earland – Coming To You Live / Cornbread / Good Question / Zee Funkin’ Space – US Columbia LP
74 69 Gladys Knight & The Pips – Bourgie Bourgie – CBS 12”
75 RE Eumir Deodato – Uncle Funk / Groovitation – Warner Bros LP
76 75 Patti Austin – I Can’t Stop / People In Love – CTI 12”
77 61 Hubert Laws – Family – US Columbia LP
78 NE Jerome – If You Walk Out That Door – DJM 12”
79 81 Gibson Brothers – Latin America / Good Girl Bad Boy / Dancin’ The Mambo – Island LP
80 80 Maynard Ferguson – It’s My Time / Star – US Columbia LP
81 NE Spargo – You And Me – Champagne 12”
82 82 Mouzon’s Electric Band – I Still Love You / Everybody Get Down – US Vanguard Disco 12”
83 RE LaToya Jackson – If You Feel The Funk – Polydor 12”
84 NE First Love – Don’t Say Goodnight – US Dakar 12”
85 88 Ovaltineys – We Are The Ovaltineys / Happy Days Are Here Again / Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye) – OVA
86 RE Herb Alpert – Red Hot – A&M 12”
87 NE Shakatak – Feels Like The Right Time – Polydor 12”
88 83 Ned Doheney – To Prove My Love – Japanese CBS Sony LP
89 NE L.A.X. – All My Love – US Prelude 12”
90 RE Instant Funk – Everybody – Salsoul 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Yarbrough & Peoples: ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ (US Mercury LP)
Melody Stewart: ‘Get Down Get Down’ (US Roy B 12in)
Al DiMeola: ‘Spanish Eyes’ (CBS)
Hiroshima: ‘Cruisin’ J-Town’ / ‘Warriors’ (US Arista LP)
Kanu Sukalagwun: ‘Stand Up Please’ / ‘In The Sheath’ / ‘Shaft’ (Japanese Flying Dick LP)
Freeez: ‘Stay’ / ‘Hot Footing It’ (Pink Rhythm 12in)
Chi-Lites: ‘Have You Seen Her’ (US 20th Century-Fox LP)
Peaches & Herb: ‘Funtime’ / ‘All-Night Celebration’ / ‘The Love Stealers’ (US Polydor LP)
Clyde Alexander & Sanction: ‘Got To Get Your Love’ (US Heavenly Star 12in)
Grover Washington Jr: ‘Let It Flow’ / ‘Winelight’ (US Elektra LP)
Windy City: ‘I Still Love You’ (US Kelli-Arts)
Rick James: ‘Summer Love’ (Motown 12in)
Real Thing: ‘She’s A Groovy Freak’ (Calibre 12in)
Leon Huff: ‘I Ain’t Jivin’ I’m Jammin” (US Phil Int LP)
Dynasty: ‘I’ve Just Begun To Love You / Shalamar: ‘I Owe You One’ (Solar 12in “live” promo)
Heatwave: ‘Gangsters Of The Groove’ (US Epic)
Loop Sap & Willie Loof: ‘Masaputooba’ (Japanese RDC LP)
Sammi Abu: ‘Rise Up’ / ‘Dance Dance Dance’ (WEA 12in)
Geno D’Sothy: ‘Who’s Got Don’ (white label 12in)
BT Express: ‘Stretch’ (Excaliber 12in acetate)
Richie Rome: ‘Remember Me’ / ‘Deep’ (US Elektra LP)
Enchantment: ‘Settin’ It Out’ (US RCA 12in)
MFSB: ‘In The Shadow’ / ‘Mysteries Of The World’ / ‘Fortune Teller’ (US TSOP LP)
LAX: ‘Possessed’ (US Prelude LP)


DORC (Dance Orientated Rock Chart)

1(2) Barbra Streisand, 2(10) David Bowie, 3(1) Police, 4(3) Madness, 5(5) Kelly Marie, 6(4) Donna Summer, 7(12) Nolans, 8(13) Police ‘De Do Do Do’, 9(9) Bad Manners, 10(8) Split Enz, 11(11) Status Ouo, 12(6) Sheena Easton ‘MG’, 13(-) Blondie, 14(-) Roxy Music, 15(7) Orch Manoeuvres, 16(15) ONJ/Cliff, 17(16) Robert Palmer, 18(-) Sheena Easton ‘One Man Woman’, 19(18) Air Supply, 20(-) Gilbert O’Sullivan.


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s pop chart entries on 7in are:
Blondie 97f, Roxy Music 120f, John Lennon 0 – 100f, Rod Stewart 52/104f, John Foxx 127 – 0C, Iron Maiden 106/213 – 220f, Gladys Knight 60 – 121 – 120f, Midnight Cowboy 32/16 – 32/64f, Barry Manilow 16 – 32 – 0r, Buggles 0 – 136c, Shakatak 113f, Michael Schenker Group 117f, Dr Hook 38/77f.

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