November 22, 1980: Kanu Sukalagwun – “Have you ever been had?”

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

CHRIS HILL’S Venue gig ended after two weeks due to incompatible attitudes, but at least it gave us a nice night out on the opening . . . Don Ghostey’s brother Tony Hodges has a charity alldayer for Age Concern at Chesham Gatsbys next Sunday (30) starring a host of unpaid jocks and guest PA’s, £3 advance tickets from Tony (cheques/POs payable to Charity Soul 80) at 12 Gilbert House, Green Street, High Wycombe, Bucks . . . Gibson Brothers ‘Latin America’ now appears to be on 12in flipped by ‘West Indies’, the 7in having an instrumental B-side, while Change ‘Glow Of Love’ remix is still only on 7in at time of writing, and Heatwave ‘Gangsters Of The Groove’ is on US 12in now . . . Gary Allan (Liverpool McMlllans) sent me a cassette of the two ‘Bits & Pieces’ US disco mixers, the flashier ‘Bits & Pieces 2 – 80’s Medley‘ (Energy 12in) being expertly done in choppy, short segments while the more laid-back ‘Bits & Pieces‘ (Disco Mixer JGL 3711) is less exciting if more satisfying . . . Devon Air broadcasts a ‘Dance To The Music’ soul show Saturdays 6-8pm, and on Radio Norfolk next Wednesday (28) sometime between 2-4pm Wally Webb & Charles J do a disco spot . . . Thames Valley DJA meets on Sunday (23) at noon in Chez Skinners on the Henley-Maidenhead Road at Remenham Hill, non-members welcome . . . Steve Maxted, stuntman personality jock extraordinaire, now flies to America regularly to check out the music and is doing increasingly more soul nights (like Fridays at Strood Micawbers) as he finds it so rewarding filling the floor with terrific non-chart music – welcome to the club, Steve! . . . George ‘Mug Push’ Spence – Ivan ‘Natty’ Freeman funk Liverpool Timepiece now every weekend, with a Real Thing PA at next Saturday’s all-niter (29) . . . Chelmsford Saracen’s Head live jazz Fridays have finished so once again Bob Jones (Chelmslord 62924 evenings) wants a regular Friday gig . . . Brian Cardno, mobile around Berwick and at Seahouses Dolphin Club on Sundays, sent in a great newscutting from Scotland’s Sunday Post, headlined “Dangerous New Dance At The Disco” – you guessed, they’ve just discovered people rowing to the Gap Band, and getting pulled muscles or stomach cramps! . . . Paul Sexton’s piece on Linx in last week’s RM was nicely articulate – dldja read it, or do you only open the paper at the back? . . . Nick Davies (Watford New Penny) complains about the low volume cut of Stevie Wonder and other LPs, and, while I agree, I find conversely that some LPs like Seawind or Rick James are cut less harshly than their respective 12in releases . . . Parliament ‘Tear The Roof Off The Sucker (Give Up The Funk)’, at 106 – 109bpm and People’s Choice ‘Do It Any Way You Wanna’ at 111 – 112bpm are two oldies proving useful for me at the moment . . . Jerome ‘If You Walk Out That Door’ is naggingly like Edwin Starr’s old ‘War’ . . . Delegation ‘Heartache No. 9’ is a killer mix out of Geraldine Hunt’s break . . .


WELL KANU?

KANU SUKALAGWUN’S long run on Japanese import has proved its point and sorted out the men from the boys, but the time has come to clarify what it was all about, as a record dealer has somewhat unscrupulously been cashing in on a demand for a record which in actual fact does not, nor ever did, exist – outside of the fevered imaginations of Chris Hill, City Sound’s Johnny Wright, and myself . . . plus a lot of mafiosi and other fun-lovers in the know! Of those not in the know, and totally taken in by my review in October 18th’s RM, Chris Dinnis of Exeter Boxes still maintains that his copy of the non-existent LP was found by a friend on holiday in Paris at a hip soul-jazz store off the Champs Elysees. Thanks for your charts, Chris, but I can’t really take them very seriously. Not since the late ’60s demand created by a record shop for a fictitious LP by ‘Heavy Jelly’ has a non-existent record been so successful. Chris Hill previously launched a non-existent Northern Soul hit, Luke Warm ‘Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am’, which showed up in a few DJ charts too, while similarly the non-existent Essex clubs Candles and Dimlos a few years back resulted in “DJ Wally” being added to three record mailing lists! As in the ’60s when two separate Heavy Jelly LPs subsequently appeared to satisfy the demand, a Japanese LP actually by Zerosen (Zero Fighters) has been over stickered to make it look like a Kanu Sukalagwun album. Thls it is not, and in fact as Chris, Johnny and I between us own the artist’s name, you can expect an official Kanu Sukalagwun release in the new year. Until then, keep sucking! (In case the penny’s just dropped, Johnny Wright’s favourite expression once he’s had a few is “can you suck a large one?” – now go back and re-read that original review!) Have you ever been had?


IMPORTS

PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ (LP ‘Posh’ US Elektra 6E-302).
Typically sparkling set, the killer being this jauntily strutting Emotions-type lightly smacking 117 – 116bpm swinger (try synching the EWF ‘And Love Goes On’ intro through it. ‘The Funk Won’t Let You Down‘ being a marathon solidly smacking ever-building purposeful then skipping 113 (intro) – 115 – 117 – 118 – 116 – 119 – 116bpm bumper in several sections with an instrumental emphasis, ‘Don’t Blame Me‘ a squeakily sung steadily snapping jittery little 105bpm jogger with jazzy-piano tension, while the 7in-issued ‘Look Up!’ is an insubstantial hurried 130bpm staccato racer, ‘Time Will Tell’ a brassy 133bpm clicker and ‘I Need Your Love’ a lush 51bpm slowie.

FLOYD BECK: ‘Party Is The Solution’ (US Precision 4Z8-9804).
Deceptively strong powerfully thudding smoothly rolling 111 – 110 (break) – 112 – 111 (outro) bpm 12in heavy funk smacker sounds really good out on the floor and mixes like a bitch with some Sweat Band tracks.

SWEAT BAND: ‘Freak To Freak’ (LP ‘Sweat Band’ US Uncle Jam JZ 36857).
The new label’s name could refer to James Brown as his ex-sidemen Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley & Maceo Parker combine for another “zappy” set of heavy P’funk gems (they’d be better with more bass cut into the LP – adjust your tone controls) this at 110bpm and the 111bpm ‘We Do It All Day Long‘ mixing superbly with appropriately BPM-ed bits of Floyd Beck, while ‘Body Shop‘ and the instrumental ‘Hyper Space‘ both at 106bpm work with Zapp/’Oops!’/etc, ‘Love Munch’ being a jazzy 76bpm samba and ‘Jamaica’ a complex convoluted 126bpm fast burbler. 

MAURICE STARR: ‘Moving On Up’ (LP ‘Flaming Starr’ US RCA AFL1-3638).
One of several quota-filling formula albums currently about, the funky soul set is in fact distinguished by a great “phonecall” break on this jittery 117 (intro) – 119 – 120bpm chunky thudder, its wheezing and twittering synthesizer also fleshing out the more urgent 118bpm ‘Dance To The Funky Groove‘ smacker (like Instant Funk meeting Poussez in early ’79), ‘You’re The One (What’s Your Name?)‘ being a slow 107bpm heavy funker.

WAS (NOT WAS): ‘Wheel Me Out’ (US Antilles An 805).
Brothers David & Don Was-penned Baby’O-ish 125bpm 12in rock-orientated gay disco smacker with Chrissle Hynde-type talking chick and chattering chaps over acid guitar, jazzy trumpet and bashing percussion.

M’LADY: ‘Baby, You Lied’ (US 20th Century-Fox TCD-118).
Squeaky chix sung routine 121 (intro) – 120bpm 12in Emotions rip off.

FRANK HOOKER & POSITIVE PEOPLE: ‘Devotion’ (US Panorama YD-12131).
Ponderous plodding jittery 94bpm 12in jogger, flip of a dreary 39bpm revival of the Drifters’ ‘Like Sister And Brother’ pop slowie.

MICHELLE LAMB: ‘Hooked On Your Love’ (US Top Ranking International TRI-003).
The label name’s the best thing about this squeaky little jittery 123bpm 12ín tripper and its zingy churning 131bpm ‘After The Dance‘ A-side.


UK NEWIES

LINX: ‘Rise And Shine’ (Chrysalis CHS 12-2480).
Surprisingly lethargic considering the title, this eagerly awaited grow-on-you bass-bumbling 110 (intro) – 114 – 115 – 116bpm 12in smooth jitterer nags away with confusing realistic “whoa-oh” tribal chant sound-effects between deadpan harmonised message lyrics which will mean much for many. Now, about this remix . . .

WILLIE ‘BEAVER’ HALE: ‘Groove-On’ (TK TKR 13-7587).
Lowrell-like hypnotically repetitive soulful great jiggly 101 (intro) – 98bpm 12in jogger, edited minus nearly two minutes from the end of the original LP version, huge on import last month.

HARRY MOSCO: ‘Step On’ (Samba SA 003).
Self-arr/prod/penned Afro-flavoured great simple brass-prodded steadily pumping jittery little solidly chugging 121bpm 12in chanter, working really well for us at admittedly black-orientated Gullivers.

UK PLAYERS: ‘Everybody Get Up’ (A&M/GB AMSX 7580).
Alpine Grant-produced (he’s Eddy’s brother) jerkily thudding brassy 121bpm 12in chanter by the keen boozers, still I reckon spoilt by the lead vocal though otherwise fine with nice uncluttered playing, now snapped up by A&M.

EARTH WIND & FIRE: ‘Back On The Road’ (CBS 9377).
Incongruous scrubbing 156bpm rock guitar intros a yowling guitar dominated accelerating 116 – 119bpm 7in strutter, the lush 0 – 42/85 – 87bpm ‘Take It To The Sky‘ jogger being flip.

OTTAWAN: ‘You’re OK’ (Carrere CAR 168T).
OK, so the French-sung ‘T’Es OK‘ is B-side of the 7in only (shame!) as this newly issued 124 – 125bpm 12in now is flipped by a Fred Dove-segued combination of ‘You’re OK’ / ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ which instead of synching smoothly at the 125 – 124bpm join lurches horribly with messy double beats. Wot, no variable decks, Fred?

THE NOLANS: ‘Who’s Gonna Rock You’ (Epic EPC 9325).
For once seriously conceived as a proper disco record, this Michael Jackson-ish 115bpm 7in swayer – surprise, surprise – really isn’t bad at all.

SPANDAU BALLET: ‘To Cut A Long Story Short’ (Reformation CHS 12-2473).
Also in fact on much longer 143bpm 12in – and I bet whoever did the printed BPM started counting beats on “one” instead of “nought” and only timed them for 15 seconds to arrive at their 139bpm reckoning.

POINTER SISTERS: ‘Save This Night For Love’ (Planet K 12485T).
Gently starting lovely spurting 56/112 – 114 – 115bpm 12in bubbly swinger with bursts of smacking intensity always cried out for a longer remix but staggeringly stays in its original 3:20 short LP version.

SADAO WATANABE: ‘No Problem’ (CBS 12-9348).
Recorded “live” in spacious stereo, this Jap jazz saxist’s skipping jogger with Jackson 5 ‘I Want You Back’ bits always was 107 (intro) – 105 – 104 – 103 – 104 – 103bpm but here has been edited for over-due 12in, and frankly I can’t be bothered to establish where the cut comes.

INVESTIGATORS: ‘Close To You’ (Inner City ICE MUSIC 105, via 01-228 9921).
Carpenters classic given a bloke-sung throbbing 60bpm 12in reggae smooch treatment that couldn’t really help but be lovely too. Ta to Ray Stevens of Rumours/Funktion fame for turning me on!

AL CAMPBELL & TRINITY: ‘Have You Been Making Out OK’ (JB Music JBD 023, via 01-274 1237).
Lovely, soulful 0 – 37/75bpm reggae slowie with dub last half on red vinyl 12in.

GREGORY ISAAC: ‘I Can’t Give You My Love Alone’ (Shashamane SHA 1019, via Ital 01-249 5445).
Huskily sung hypnotically purposeful rolling 0 – 81bpm 12in reggae jogger.

DANNY RAY: ‘Playboy (Rapping)’ (Black Jack BJD 4506).
Really nice smoothly chugging new 67/134bpm 12in version of his reggae oldie, though not the killer cut that Fatman’s been playing off a Dutch Phonogram LP.

JIMMY LINDSAY: ‘It’s Hard’ (Gem GEMS 41).
Wailers-quality well produced pumping 68/135bpm 7in reggae message song.

SISTER LOVE: ‘Waiting On You’ (Cool Rockers NICE 109, via Greensleeves 01-749 3277).
Winsome chix-cooed sweet little 55/110bpm 12in reggae swayer with wheezling synth tones.

THE MARVELS: ‘You Make Me Happy’ (UA/Ballistic 12BP 373).
Nice appropriately happy lurching 67bpm 12in reggae swayer with a late ’50s Frankie Lymon-ish feel.

WINSTON FRANCIS: ‘California Dreaming’ (Black Jack BJD 4508YS).
Straightforward 100/50bpm reggae reading of the Mamas & Papas oldie on red vinyl 12in with skippable slow intro and dub last part.

PAPPA RANKING & THE LIONHEARTS: ‘Falling In Love’ (Cool Rockers GRED 36).
Throbbing gentle 64bpm 12in reggae pulsator with skeletal synth setting the rhythm at first.

LINCOLN THOMPSON & THE RASSES: ‘Spaceship’ (UA/Ballistic 12BP 369).
Squeakily souled 63/126bpm 12in reggae throbber, about repatriation – to Mars?

EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING: ‘Let’s Get Funky Tonight’ (RCA PC 2075).
Zippy little 120 – 123 (break) – 120 – 123 (break) – 120 – 123bpm 12in pop-orientated romper with useful beefy breaks.

SYLVIA MASON: ‘We’ve Gotta Dance’ (Carrere CAR 158T).
Well made though dated 128 – 129bpm 12in pop-“disco” romper – but then Kelly Marie, Liquid Gold, Spargo and Ottawan aren’t exactly ahead of their time either.

JOE BATAAN: ‘Sadie (She Smokes)’ (Salsoul SALT -7).
Chick-sung and “fairground barker”-rapped monotonously grooving 115bpm 12in thudder with ‘Bad Girls’-type “beep beeps”, the ‘El Rap-O Clap-O‘ flip being a more Latin 115bpm variation of last winter’s minor hit.

LINDA CLIFFORD: ‘Shoot Your Best Shot’ (RSO RSOX69).
Dead slow introed vigorously energetic choppily smacking 126 – 127bpm 12in pure disco strutter, naturally with the anticipated ricochet effects.

THE S.O.S. BAND: ‘S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit)’ (Tabu TBU 9056).
Fairly tedious 118 – 117bpm 7in plodder making surprisingly dull use of the Morse Code gimmick.

DETROIT SPINNERS: ‘I Just Want To Fall In Love’ (Atlantic K 11624T).
Slick 124 – 122 – 123bpm 12in soul patterer with poorly defined beat, the chunkier vocal interplay 107bpm ‘Love Trippin’‘ flip not being very 1980-orientated either.

RICK JAMES: ‘Summer Love’ (Motown 12TMG 1209).
Remorselessly plodding 86/43bpm 12in jogger tries hard but lacks charm.

SYLVESTER: ‘Sell My Soul’ (Fantasy FTCT 192).
Unemphatic comes-and-goes atmospheric 117bpm 12in gospel-ish groove with a better almost jazzy instrumental flip.


UK Disco Top 90 – November 22, 1980

01 02 Kool & The Gang – Celebration – De-Lite 12”
02 04 Wilton Felder – Inherit The Wind – MCA 12”
03 03 Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling – Champagne 12”
04 01 Linx – You’re Lying / Remix – Chrysalis 12″
05 07 Jacksons – Lovely One – Epic/US 12” promo
06 05 Coffee – Casanova – De-Lite 12″
07 10 Tom Browne – Thighs High – Arista GRP 12”
08 06 George Benson – Love X Love / Off Broadway / On Broadway – Warner Bros 12″
09 11 Young & Company – I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) – Excaliber 12”
10 08 Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ / Behind The Groove (Remix) – Motown 12″
11 16 Rah Band – Falcon – DJM 12”
12 09 Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) – Motown 12″
13 43 Eddy Grant – Do You Feel My Love / Symphony For Michael (Opus 2) – Ensign 12”
14 12 Deodato – Night Cruiser / Love Magic – Warner Bros 12″
15 15 Light Of The World – London Town / Pete’s Crusade – Ensign 12”
16 26 Incognito – Parisienne Girl / Summer’s Ended – Ensign 12”
17 33 James Brown – Rapp Payback – US TK 12”
18 24 Fred Wesley – House Party – RSO 12”
19 22 Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros 12”
20 17 Narada Michael Walden – I Want You / The Real Thang / Get Up! / Lucky Fella / Take It To The Bossman – Atlantic LP
21 34 Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before – 20th Century-Fox 12”
22 14 Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. / You’re OK – Carrere 12”
23 37 Billy Frazier & Friends – Billy Who? – US Bijuma 12”
24 18 Gap Band – Party Lights – Warner Bros 12”
25 25 Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind – Champagne 12”
26 27 Glen Adams Affair / Just A Groove / Remix – Excaliber 12”
27 23 Willie ‘Beaver’ Hale – Groove On – TK 12”
28 48 Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out – Motown 12”
29 21 Frankie Smith – Double Dutch / Double Dutch Bus – US WMOT 12”
30 32 Kool & The Gang – Love Festival / Take It To The Top / Night People / Morning Star / Jones Vs Jones – De-Lite LP
31 13 Black Slate – Amigo – Ensign 12″
32 29 Azymuth – Dear Limmertz / Papasong – US Milestone LP
33 56 Cloud – All Night Long – Flashback 12”
34 65 Nino Tempo & 5th Avenue Sax – (Hooked On) Young Stuff – A&M 12”
35 20 Wilton Felder – Insight / Until The Morning Comes / L.A. Light – MCA LP

37 28 Twennynine/Lenny White – Fancy Dancer / Kid Stuff / Just Right For Me / It’s Music It’s Magic / Slip Away / My Melody – US Elektra LP
38 74 Gladys Knight & The Pips – Bourgie Bourgie – CBS 12”
39 19 Change – Searching / Angel In My Pocket – WEA 12″
40 52 Earth Wind & Fire – And Love Goes On / Win Or Lose / Faces / Back On The Road / Pride / Sparkle – CBS LP
41 50 Herbie Hancock – Just Around The Corner – US Columbia LP
42 72 The Reddings – Funkin’ On The One / Remote Control / Doin’ It / The Awakening / It’s Friday Night – US BID LP
43 38 Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Me Talk – CBS 12”
44 59 Dee Dee Bridgewater – Lonely Disco Dancer / One In A Million (Guy) – Elektra 12”
45 71 Light Of The World – Time / I Shot The Sheriff / Something For Nothing / Visualise Yourself / Painted Lady – Ensign LP
46 73 Charles Earland – Coming To You Live / Good Question / Zee Funkin’ Space – US Columbia LP
47 87 Shakatak – Feels Like The Right Time – Polydor 12”
48 55 Prince – Head / Dirty Mind / Uptown – US Warner Bros LP
49 54 Seawind – What Cha Doin’ – A&M 12”
50 49 GQ – Disco Nights (Remix) – Arista 12”
51 69 Stevie Wonder – Did I Hear You Say You Love Me / Happy Birthday / All I Do / Do Like You – Motown LP
52 53 Rodney Franklin –I Like The Music Make It Hot / In The Center / Windy City – US Columbia LP
53 36 Larry Graham – One In A Million You – Warner Bros 12”
54 40 Kurtis Blow – The Breaks – Mercury 12”
55 58 Edit Point – Help Yourself – Earthshaker 12”
56 63 Cameo – Throw It Down / Keep It Hot – US Chocolate City LP
57 35 Shalamar – I Owe You One – Solar 12”
58 81 Spargo – You And Me – Champagne 12”
59 NE Grover Washington Jr – Winelight / Let It Flow – US Elektra LP
60 51 Rollercoaster – I Wish / Superstition – Pye LP
61 78 Jerome – If You Walk Out That Door – DJM 12”
62 60 UK Players – Everybody Get Up / Rivers – GB/A&M 12”
63 64 Odyssey – If You’re Looking For A Way Out – RCA 12”
64 42 Jacksons – Heartbreak Hotel / Can You Feel It / Your Ways / Walk Right Now / Everybody / Wondering Who – Epic LP
65 44 Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Is It In / Spank – TK 12”
66 41 Ernie Watts – Just Holdin’ On – US Elektra LP
67 57 Roy Ayers – (Sometimes) Believe In Yourself – Polydor 12”
68 39 Gayle Adams – Your Love Is A Life Saver / Stretch’In Out (Remix) – US Prelude 12”
69 62 Daybreak – Everybody Get Off – US Prelude 12”
70 76 Patti Austin – People In Love (Do The Strangest Things) / I Can’t Stop – CTI 12”
71 NE Real Thing – She’s A Groovy Freak / It’s The Real Thing – Calibre 12”
72 89 L.A.X. – All My Love – US Prelude 12”
73 85 Ovaltineys – We Are The Ovaltineys / Happy Days Are Here Again / Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye) /Lambeth Walk / Teddy Bear’s Picnic – OVA
74 NE Ottawan – You’re OK / T’Es OK / You’re OK-D.I.S.C.O. (Segue)- Carrere 12”
75 NE Change – The Glow Of Love (Remix) / It’s A Girls Affair – WEA 12”
76 NE Hiroshima – Cruisin’ J-Town / Warriors / All I Want -US Arista LP
77 83 LaToya Jackson – If You Feel The Funk – Polydor 12”
78 NE Patrice Rushen – Never Gonna Give You Up / Look Up / The Funk Won’t Let You Down / Don’t Blame Me – US Elektra LP
79 67 Michael Henderson – Wide Receiver – Buddah 12”
80 88 Ned Doheney – To Prove My Love – Japanese CBS Sony LP
81 NE Grover Washington Jr – Sausalito / Mr Magic – Kudu 12”
82 68 Jazz Sluts – Fuchi (Free Spirit) – Epic 12”
83 75 Eumir Deodato – Uncle Funk / Groovitation – Warner Bros LP
84 82 Mouzon’s Electric Band – I Still Love You – US Vanguard Disco 12”
85 RE Fatback – Concrete Jungle / Chillin’ Out / Let’s Do It Again – US Spring LP
86 NE Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music – US Mercury LP
87 79 Gibson Brothers – Latin America – Island 12”
88 NE MFSB – Mysteries Of The World / In The Shadow – US TSOP LP
89 90 Instant Funk – Everybody – Salsoul 12”
90 NE Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her / Heavenly Body – US 20th Century-Fox LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Heatwave: ‘Gangsters Of The Groove’ (US Epic 12in)
James Brown: ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ (Polydor LP)
Lenny Williams: ‘Suspicions’ / ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ / ‘Let’s Do It Today’ / ‘Messing With My Mind’ (US MCA LP)
Chas Jankel: ‘Ai No Corrida’ / ‘Lenta Latina’ (A&M 12in)
Level 42: ‘(Flying On The) Wings Of Love’ (Polydor 12in)
Randy Crawford: ‘Tender Falls The Rain’ (Warner Bros 12in)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: ‘That’s The Way Love Should Feel’ / ‘When You’re In Love’ (US Elektra LP)
Sammi Abu: ‘Rise Up’ / ‘Dance Dance Dance’ (WEA 12in)
Sweat Band: ‘Freak To Freak’ / ‘We Do It All Day Long’ / ‘Hyper Space’ / ‘Body Shop’ / ‘Love Munch’ (US Uncle Jam LP)
Delegation: ‘Heartache No. 9’ (Ariola 12in)
Azymuth: ‘Marcana’ (Milestone LP)
Clyde Alexander & Sanction: ‘Got To Get Your Love’ (US Heavenly Star 12in)
Peaches & Herb: ‘Fun Time’ (Polydor 12in)
Richie Rome: ‘Remember Me’ (US Elektra LP)
Ahmad Jamal: ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ / ‘Bad Times’ / ‘Theme From MASH’ / ‘When You Wish Upon A Star’ (US Motown LP)
Spyro Gyra: ‘Carnaval’ / ‘Foxtrot’ / ‘Cafe Amore’ (MCA LP)
Shalamar: ‘I Owe You One’ / Dynasty: ‘I’ve Just Begun To Love You’ (Solar 12in “live” promo)
Maurice Starr: ‘Moving on Up’ / ‘Dance To The Funky Groove’ (US RCA LP)
Floyd Beck: ‘Party Is The Solution’ (US Precision 12in)
Enchantment: ‘Setting It Out’ (US RCA/12in)
Roy Ayers: ‘Rock Your Roll’ / ‘Sigh’ / ‘Baby Bubba’ (Polydor LP)
Ashford & Simpson: ‘Happy Endings’ / ‘Get Out Your Handkerchief’ (Warner Bros LP)
Linx: ‘Rise And Shine’ (Chrysalis 12in)
Gil Scott-Heron / Brian Jackson: ‘The Bottle’ (Inferno 12in)
Dave Baker: ‘Glow Of Love’ (Black Jack 12in)


DORC (Dance Orientated Pop)

1(1) Barbra Streisand, 2(2) David Bowie, 3(5) Kelly Marie, 4(14) Roxy Music, 5(4) Madness, 6(13) Blondie. 7(8) Police ‘De Do Do Do’, 8(3) Police, 9(7) Nolans, 10(15) Orch Manoeuvres, 11(9) Bad Manners, 12(19) Air Supply 13(6) Donna Summer, 14(11) Status Quo, 15(-) Adam & The Ants. 16(-) Liquid Gold, 17(18) Sheena Easton ‘One Man Woman’ 18(-) Rod Stewart, 19(-) Dennis Waterman, 20(-) Robert Palmer ‘Clues’.


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s pop chart entries on 7in are:
Abba 0 – 119 – 120f, Diana Ross 111 – 110 – 113f, Spandau Ballet 143r, Kenny Rogers 17 – 34 – 0r, Ozzy Osbourne 0 – 108 – 0r, Mac Davis 27 – 56 – 0r (waltz), Ian Dury 0 – 121 – 122f, Neil Diamond 0 – 32 – 0r, Eddy Grant 124f, Nick Straker 138f, Incognito 128 (intro) – 122 – 124f, High Society 48/97 – 0f. Thanx to Rowdy Yeats for Hall & Oates, while nobody I know has even seen a Dead Kennedys!

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