August 1, 1981: Teena Marie, Raydio, Real Thing, Roy Ayers, Jean Carn


THE SAGA OF MSO continues: This salsa orchestra turn out to be a combination from members of Cayenne, Breakfast Band and Gonzalez, assembled last year without the knowledge of Roberto Campoverde after his brain had been picked by producers Ray Singer and Arthur Louis — however, their Mainstreet label seems unable to decide whether the hot track is called ‘In The Jungle’ or ‘Colombia’ depending on the record size. It’s on the B-side anyway, shops can’t get the 12in, and until I did some sleuthing nobody knew how to order it (or indeed that it existed) — so, do they want a hit or not?! . . . Capitol plan a 3-track Maze 12in with the live ‘Joy And Pain’ / ‘Happy Feelin’s’, plus the earlier ‘Golden Time Of Day’ . . . Level 42’s album is likely to be launched during August at Mayfair’s Gullivers club in Down Street, where every night this week Mirage are playing live . . . Paul Murphy’s Jaffa’s live jazz venue inside London Tottenham Court Road’s Horseshoe is planning to follow the wildly successful Heath Brothers gigs with future appearances by Inversions, Cayenne, Roland Vasquez & Urban Ensemble, Ray Carless & Tarantula, Morrissey Mullen and, hopefully, Dave Valentin (wot, no Shakatak?!) . . . Quincy Jones could well be bringing a star-studded orchestra over here soon, following release of his Patti Austin album on Qwest . . . BADEM’s Discotek 81 at London’s Bloomsbury Centre Hotel on September 13/14/15/16th will be open all four days to DJs this year (from 11am daily) with overseas manufacturers exhibiting for the first time too, plus fringe events like a series of seminars for DJs, record company participation, and a DJF awards night . . . France’s even more massive exhibition, Discom 81 will be at Paris’s Parc Des Expositions on October 26/27/28/29th, aimed at all leisure facility users of sound and lighting equipment (UK rep: Jack Kessler, 01-499 2317) . . . Thames Valley DJ Assn are having a DJs riverboat shuffle sailing from Kingston-upon-Thames on Sunday 16th August, £5 tickets including buffet (cheques payable TVDJA) from PO Box 39, Staines, Middlesex — sounds like a nice idea . . . I had great fun last week playing nothing but ‘food” and “drink” hits (like ‘Kiss Me Honey Honey Kiss Me’, ‘Special Brew’) at a party to launch the latest Guinness Book Of British Hit Singles by Messrs Rice, Gambaccini & Read, the guest stars including everyone from Cliff ‘n’ the Shads to Shakin’ Stevens — Mud’s Les Gray in particular got going to Lonnie Donegan’s ‘Have A Drink On Me’ and ‘Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On The Bed Post Overnight)’! . . . New York’s black-orientated (ie: soul/disco) WBLS radio has again come out way on top of the latest ratings, actually increasing its audience share since the winter (and they still say disco is dead) . . . Sandy Martin at Swindon Brunel Rooms got an exercise bike from the local sports shop and gets people doing speed trials in time to the records, pedalling and pulling the rowing-action handlebars, ‘Brazilian Dawn’ being hard to beat . . . Greg Davies (Bedford) gets his punters to put their requests “on tape” via a small Philips tape memo pad, which obviates scrawled scraps of paper and the danger of mispronouncing names — but presumably he has to chain the recorder to something? . . . John Mayoh (Bolton 55516) needs firm offers of work before raising a loan to buy a Philips 80-inch screen and Chromascope for video projection, so anyone interested within 50 miles of Bolton let him know.

CENTRAL LINE, formed a a sextet in ’78 from the same pool of East End funk musicians that also coughed up Light Of The World and Imagination, has shrunk down to the current foursome of Henry Defoe, Camelle Hinds, Lipson Francis, Linton Beckles, their sizzling hot ‘Walking Into Sunshine’ newie being co-written by the last two with Heatwave’s Roy Carter, who produced it (for Mercury Records & Tapes).


IN RESPONSE to continuous mail asking about the American DJ-only subscription service which issued remixes of amongst others Abba ‘Lay All Your Love On Me’, Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’, Grace Jones ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’, I have no alternative but to give their address. This back-catalogue material will no longer be available from them, so please don’t go pestering them for it. General public fans of the artists concerned, don’t waste your time, as the service is strictly for DJs who are very carefully vetted before being added to the list (this is for copyright reasons as most releases are combinations of material from many different labels). Before you start, be aware that this is a Book Of The Month Club type of operation, where for a very sizeable subscription you have to receive what they send you at regular intervals (with options to purchase special extras), and that the material they send out is aimed mainly at gay orientated US disco DJs. In other words, if you think you’re going to get lots of great remixes that will be really useful here, this could be a massive waste of money which does not justify the odd UK-slanted goodie that slips through the net. Ah-hah, yes — the service is called Disconet, operated by Sugarscoop Inc, 698 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10016, USA (telephone 0101-212-687 2313). Timewasters, please do not apply. On the other hand, you could try London’s Record Shack, who have been known to get a limited number of each issue which they sell at £25 each (an indication of the cost you’ll be letting yourself in for).


TEENA MARIE: ‘Square Biz’ (Motown 12TMG 1236).
Jerkily juddering shrill 113-114bpm 12in squawker with some mumbling male help reaches a rap section. Bobby Broom ‘Saturday Night’ being a welcome mix out of it.

RAYDIO: ‘Still In The Groove’ (Arista ARIST 12392).
Bass synth punched catchy 119bpm heavy funk instrumental gets monotonous after a while but works brilliantly as a mixer for short stretches, the budget priced 3-track 12in also including his previous US smash 7in coupling of the buoyantly jogging 46/92bpm ‘A Woman Needs Love’ and slow 21bpm ‘So Into You’.

REAL THING: ‘I Believe In You’ (Calibre CABL 109).
Well produced (by themselves) bass synth bumped jogging semi-slow 108bpm 12in swayer with typical vocal sound and enough hook to catch if it’s played. 

STARTRAX: ‘Startrax Club Disco’ (Picksy KSY 1001, via Phonogram).
Now, as if it was really needed, the Bee Gees get the Stars On 45 treatment with various vintages of their material medleyed at 119bpm on 7in (12in evidently due too).

TIGHT FIT: ‘Back To The ’60s’ (Jive T 002).
Ken Gold-produced pop-hitting Enigma-type 12in ’60s medley certainly starts at 127bpm but then chucks my stylus about too much to check further, the A-side having some Rosko interruptions and the flip not.

RAH BAND: ‘Riding On A Fantasy’ (DJM DJR 10973).
Well, at least they’ve dropped the tempo (to that of herb Alpert’s ‘Rise’) on an otherwise recognizable Ray Warleigh-blown rolling jazzy 0-102-101-0bpm 12in thudding thumper with cooing chix chanting in amongst the typical slick mix. Flipped by the glibly Latin flavoured thudding 121bpm ‘Rock Me Down To Rio‘ remix.

HIPNOSIS: ‘Shaping Up’ (Chestnut NUT 5).
Brighton based Britfunkers with the usual string of solos, some more competent than others, on Crusaders-inspired 119-120bpm 12in jazz-funk instrumental held together by a bass that could have been more flowingly recorded. I bet they’re good live though, and as debuts go this ain’t bad.

INVERSIONS: ‘Loco-Moto’ (Groove Production GP 108T).
Rhythmically Latin but oddly dull joltingly flowing 115-117bpm 12in jazz instrumental is a competently played but uninspiring disappointment, and the jittering 110-111bpm ‘Black Russian‘ flip lacks life too.

MOTION: ‘Crazy Beat’ (LP ‘Motion’ Double D DDLP4).
Outstandingly classy reggae-jazz fusion set by Aswad’s founder bassist George Oban, this being a disjointed but powerful 98/49-100-50-52/26-53-0bpm meanderer, ‘Love Uprising’ a jerky 61(intro)-123-124bpm Tyrone Davis oldie, all the slowies being gorgeous — the lovely atmospheric 0-34-68-0bpm ‘Rainbow‘, 0-37/75bpm ‘No Man Is An Island’ with pretty acoustic guitar and 47/95-48-0bpm ‘Let Go’ with pretty harmonica, gentle 35bpm ‘I’m Coming Home’, Dionne Warwick’s 0-72/36bpm ‘Walk On By’, while the beautiful but stop-start 31/63-0-33-0-68bpm ‘Basshoven‘ will drive you delirious listening at home.

SOWELL RADICS: ‘All Nite Jammin’ (Dread At The Controls DATC 006, via Rough Trade).
Rather nice really cooled out laid back sleazy 63/32bpm 12in reggae groin-grinder with Marley-style potential, worth checking.

JENNIFER: ‘Without You’ (SS Music SSM 002, via 01-249 7536).
Jennifer’s vocal side is pleasant enough but pales in comparison with the great sax wailed 73/37bpm 12in ‘Instrumental Part 1 Dub Cut’ instrumental flip of this lovely reggae smoocher.

ROY YOUNG: ‘Pure Fantasy’ (EMI 12EMI 5185).
Specialist in an extremely deep soul sense but achingly felt superb 0-31-32½/65-0bpm 12in tortuous dead slow smoocher, not to be missed by true soul fanatics (it’s flip of ‘Love Sweeter Than Fruit’).

EDDY GRANT: ‘I Love You Yes I Love You’ (Ensign ENY 216).
Another trucking 122bpm synth backbeater, redeemed by a catchy old fashioned singalong flavour, but this time surprisingly on 7in only.

WINSTON GROOVY: ‘Something On The Side’ (DJM DJS 10970).
Simple catchy nursery rhyme-ish 90bpm 7in pop reggae with sexily groaning girl adding spurious interest, enough to make it popular with Capital’s listeners.

WAS (NOT WAS): ‘Out Come The Freaks’ (Ze 12WIP 6709).
Rather sibilantly cut 128bpm 12in bass boomed smacker with assorted things happening through the constant beat, but none so interesting as on ‘Wheel Me Out’.

STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘Top Of My List’ (20th Century-Fox TCD 2501).
Radio-aimed creamily swinging 116bpm 12in backbeat swayer with Diana Ross-ish refrain.

MICHAEL JACKSON: ‘We’re Almost There’ (Tamla Motown 12TMG 977).
Diana Ross-like soaringly shrill 48bpm 12in big ballad production number, flipped more for interest than dancer appeal by his slightly painful original of Sugar Minott’s ‘We’ve Got A Good Thing Going‘.

JACK MICHAELSON: ‘Up The Wall’ (Hee Bee Gee Bees HBGB 1).
On 3-track 7in with equally accurate send-ups of Police and the Bee Gees, this 124-0bpm Michael Jackson piss-take (check the sleeve for my choice of words!) was convincing enough to pack the floor when announced as a “just discovered out-take from ‘Off The Wall’ “!

HI-TEK: ‘Car Tune’ (Original TABO 06).
Tedius UK jazz-funk 12in instrumental plods ever upwards through 116-121bpm with rock guitar and soprano sax breaks (Rush Release serviced jocks with it though so far I’ve yet to hear of anyone actually buying it).

FUNK MASTERS: ‘Cry’ (Tania Music TAN 002).
Base bumbled unhurriedly cantering 125-126-125-127-125bpm 12in UK jazz-funk instrumental with some nice playing and the odd bit of echoing dub influence, messily assembled into a whole that’s less than the sum of its parts.


ROY AYERS: ‘There’s A Masterplan’ (LP ‘African Center Of The World’ US Polydor PD-1-6327).
Instantly memorable gorgeous 106bpm tinkling mellow singalong of the ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling’ sort, sadly short, ‘Destination Motherland‘ being an infectious ‘Freeze’-ish 105bpm pulsating jazz vibes instrumental, ‘The River Niger‘ a very pretty 48-96-97bpm instrumental rippler with washing waves and ‘Land Of Fruit And Honey‘ a chix-sung flowing 113-111bpm thumper, while of the Afro-biased rest, the female rap and chant-introed Fela Anikulapo-Kuti-penned throbbing 46/93-94-95bpm ethnic title track is indeed very African, and ‘I’ll Just Keep Trying’ a chanting emphatic 91-92bpm jogger.

JEAN CARN: ‘We Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do’ (LP ‘Sweet And Wonderful’ US Philadephia Int FZ 36775).
Long awaited set (it, or at least a Jean Carn LP, was actually advertised as long ago as last September), with lots of lovely soul slowies as well as this beautiful joyfully slinking 47/94bpm throbber, the typically wailed jogging 104-105bpm ‘Bet Your Lucky Star’ swayer with jazzy sax, the title track being a Glen P Jones duetted 117-118bpm swinger and ‘I Just Thought Of A Way’ a happily cantering 122bpm romper.

DR YORK: ‘Shake-n-Skate’ (Dutch Jungle Jam RO 1).
Bongoes introed bass bumbled uncomplicated up-front exuberantly chanted 124-123bpm 12in disco party leaper borrowing most of its inspiration from ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’ but with enough happy sass and Latin-ish lilt to catch on big.

THE BB&Q BAND: ‘Mistakes’ (LP ‘The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queen’s Band’, US Capitol ST-12155).
Unashamedly pinching the GQ instrumental sound but then slotting it in a sparser arrangement around staccato vocals, this and the similarly 121bpm ‘Starlette‘ are both jittery lurchers, ‘Time For Love‘ a soulfully sung but rather empty 112bpm patterer, while the reggae-ish ‘I’ll Cut You Loose‘ at 128bpm is the set’s ‘Searching’ — but then Jacques Fred Petrus produced that too.

Starting a series of concept albums with guest conductors and arrangers, this is largely for nice mood listening apart from the ‘Lift Your Voice And Say’ 12in hit, the jerky 122bpm ‘Night Life In The City‘ instrumental jolter, and especially the title track, which has a long rumbling build-up to an ultra-jaunty repetitive 119bpm rhythm riff with the simplicity of a playground sing-song taunt.

BEACH BOYS: ‘The Beach Boys Medley’ (US Capitol 5030).
Although the Boys themselves did make their own medley they actually scrapped it, this 7in mixer being the work of John Palladino, flawlessly blending an authentic ‘Beach Boys Gold’ out of ‘Good Vibrations’ (29-154) / ‘Help Me Rhonda’ (147) / ‘I Get Around’ (146) / ‘Shut Down’ (159) / ‘Surfin Safari/Barbara Ann’ (160) / ‘Surfin USA’ (163) / ‘Fun Fun Fun’ (161bpm).

WEST STREET MOB: ‘Let’s Dance (Make Your Body Move)’ (US Sugarhill SH-599).
Powerfully smacking “party party”-type 115bpm 12in funker with whooping offbeat, vocoder bass voice, chanting chix, braying brass and background jollity.

CHAZZ: ‘Dancing Shoes’ (US QIT Q654).
Bouncily infectious 116-117-116-117bpm 12in instrumental with wheezing and whinnying synth over the tight rhythm sounding very similar to Pleasure ‘Glide’. ‘Part 2’ having a chanted vocal.

WILD SUGAR: ‘Messin’ Around’ (US TSOB TS 2004).
Sparse bouncy 113-115-116bpm 12in bumper with up-front bass beat and background chattering, monotonous in the rapper-type style, but without a rap.

OTHER IMPORTS include a Country set (really!) from Millie Jackson, some superb soul slowies from Sandra Feva, more Double Dutch fillers from Frankie Smith, and a frantic gay-orientated c.135bpm 12in mixer using lots of Lime called ‘Flash Back Of A Genius‘.

UK Disco Top 90 – August 1, 1981

01 01 Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots – RCA 12”
02 02 Evelyn King – I’m In Love – RCA 12”
03 07 Spandau Ballet – Chant No.1 – Reformation 12”
04 12 Starsound – Stars On 45 Volume 2 – CBS 12”
05 04 Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz – A&M 12”
06 05 Third World – Dancing On The Floor – CBS 12”
07 03 Thelma Houston – If You Feel It – RCA 12”
08 06 Imagination – Body Talk – R&B 12”
09 10 Coati Mundi – Que Pasa/Me No Pop I – Ze 12”
10 16 Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood – Island 12”
11 11 Rick James – Give It To Me Baby / Ghetto Life – Motown LP/12”
12 08 Evasions – Wikka Rap – Groove Production 12”
13 20 BB&Q Band – On The Beat – Capitol 12”
14 09 Gino Soccio – Try It Out / Closer – Atlantic 12”
15 14 Grace Jones – Pull Up To The Bumper – Island 12”
16 18 Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama – 20th Century-Fox 12”
17 13 Keni Burke – Let Somebody Love You – RCA 12”
18 15 Kool & The Gang – Take It To The Top / Celebremos – De-Lite 12”
19 19 Strikers – Body Music – Epic 12”
20 31 Jacksons – Walk Right Now – Epic 12”
21 22 Hi-Gloss – You’ll Never Know / I’m Totally Yours – Epic 12”
22 24 Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me / On And On And On – Epic 12”
23 17 Whispers – I Can Make It Better – Solar 12”
24 33 Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up) – Motown 12”
25 36 Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa/Salsa Rappsody – WEA 12”
26 26 Shakatak – Brazilian Dawn – Polydor 12”
27 46 Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday – Motown LP/12” promo
28 23 Linx – Throw Away The Key – Chrysalis 12”
29 28 War – Cinco De Mayo- US LAX 12”
30 32 Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It (Remix) – US Prelude 12”
31 25 Bobby Thurston – Very Last Drop – Epic 12”
32 50 Tight Fit – Back To The 60’s – Jive 12”
33 44 Tantra – Hills Of Katmandu / Wishbone – Automatic 12”
34 57 Strikers – Inch By Inch / Hold Onto The Feeling – US Prelude LP
35 30 Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life – Motown
36 34 Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up Tonight – CBS 12”
37 27 Material – Bustin’ Out – Ze 12”
38 59 Bobby Broom – Saturday Night / Clean Sweep / Share My Love / Remember When – US Arista GRP LP
39 21 Smokey Robinson – Being With You – Motown/12” promo
40 29 Lamont Dozier – Going Back To My Roots – Warner Bros 12”/LP
41 41 Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry / Jamming (Live) – Island 12”
42 58 Morrissey Mullen – Do Like You / Badness – Beggars Banquet 12”
43 43 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – I Like Your Lovin’ / She’s Got Papers On Me – US Boardwalk LP
44 35 Wish – Nice And Soft – US Perspective 12”
45 45 Rafael Cameron – Funtown USA – US Salsoul 12”
46 71 Raydio – Still In The Groove / A Woman Needs Love / So Into You – Arista 12”
47 47 Morrissey Mullen – Slipstream / Stay A While – Beggars Banquet LP
48 53 Cayenne – Roberto Who…? – Groove Production 12”
49 NE Evelyn King – If You Want My Lovin’ / What Are You Waiting For / The Other Side Of Love / I Can’t Take It – US RCA LP
50 60 Spaces – Song For Jeremy / Shadow Street / Try Some Of This / Life Line / Eddie And Carol – US Arista LP
51 88 Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine – Mercury 12”
52 51 Randy Crawford – You Might Need Somebody – Warner Bros 12”
53 42 Teena Marie – It Must Be Magic – US Gordy LP
54 63 Stacy Lattisaw – Feel My Love Tonight / Young Girl / Baby I Love You / Spotlight / Love On A Two Way Street / You Take Me To Heaven / Screamin’ Off The Top – US Cotillion LP
55 79 Black Slate – Live A Life / Reggae Feeling – Ensign 12”
56 48 Barry Biggs – Wide Awake In A Dream – Dynamic 12”
57 37 Tee Mac – Sound Of the Universe – Ensign 12”
58 49 Cameo – Freaky Dancin’ / Don’t Be So Cool / The Sound Table – US Chocolate City LP/12” promo
59 85 Lobo – The Caribbean Disco Show – Polydor 12”
60 66 Level 42 – Turn It On – Polydor 12”
61 65 Shalamar – Uptown Festival – Golden Grooves 12”
62 77 Love Unlimited Orchestra – Lift Your Voice And Say – US Unlimited Gold 12”
63 90 Rene & Angela – Wall To Wall / Wanna Be Close To You / I Love You More / Just Friends / Secret Rendezvous / Imaginary Playmates – US Capitol LP
64 42 Teena Marie – Square Biz – Motown 12”
65 61 Boys Town Gang – Cruisin’ The Streets / Remember Me/Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Suite – US Moby Dick 12”
66 89 Was (Not Was) – Out Come The Freaks – Ze 12”
67 74 Morrissey Mullen – Dragonfly / Pass The Music On – Beggars Banquet LP
68 56 Voggue – Dancin’ The Night Away – Mercury 12”
69 76 Carol Jiani – The Woman In Me / Hit ‘N’ Run Lover (Remix) – Canadian Matra LP
70 72 Mighty Fire – Love Fantasy / Love Attack – Elektra LP
71 70 Quincy Jones – Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me / The Dude / Just Once – A&M LP
72 78 Kid Creole – Going Places / Gina Gina / Table Manners – Ze LP
73 64 Was (Not Was) – Wheel Me Out – Ze LP/US Antilles 12”
74 82 Candido – Jingo / Dancin’ & Prancin’ – Excaliber 12”
75 62 France Joli – Gonna Get Over You – US Prelude 12”
76 67 Randy Crawford – Rainy Night In Georgia – Warner Bros LP
77 52 Maze – Joy And Pain / Changing Times / Running Away / Southern Girl – Capitol LP
78 RE Sylvester – Give it Up / Here Is My Love – US Fantasy LP/12” promo
79 69 Avonn – Everybody Get Down – US RBL 12”
80 83 Pig Bag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pig Bag – Y
81 80 Touchdown – Ease Your Mind – Record Shack 12”
82 NE Hi-Tek – Car Tune – Original 12”
83 81 Cayenne – Little Sunflower / Fiesta Cubana / Kensal Sunrise – Groove Prod LP
84 NE Manhattan Transfer – (Wanted) Dead Or Alive – Atlantic
85 NE Dave Valentin – Pied Piper / Sambiando – US Arista GRP LP
86 84 Stargard – You’re The One / Back To The Funk / High On The Boogie / It’s Your Love That I’m Missin’ – Warner Bros LP
87 NE Genji Sawai & Bacon Egg – What Comes Next? / Skipjack / Hand And Foot / Green Vestige / Ship On The Lip – Japanese Electric Bird LP
88 RE Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One – Epic 12”
89 NE Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hooked On Classics – RCA 12”
90 NE Cheryl Lynn – In The Night / What’s On Your Mind – US Columbia LP


BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Rafael Cameron: ‘Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya’ / ‘All That’s Good To Me’ / ‘Number One’ (US Salsoul LP)
Brick: ‘Sweat’ (US Bang 12in)
Impressions: ‘Fan The Fire’ (US 20th Century-Fox LP)
Lee Oskar: ‘Song For My Son’ (US Elektra LP)
Eddy Grant: ‘I Love You Yes I Love You’ (Ensign)
Phyllis Hyman: ‘Tonight You And Me’ / ‘Can’t We Fall In Love Again’ / ‘I Ain’t Asking’ (US Arista LP)
Champaign: ‘Can You Find The Time’ (CBS 12in)
Rahmlee: ‘Basin Street Brass’ ‘Down In Storyville’ / ‘Heartbreaker’ / ‘Think’ (US Headfirst LP)
Eddie Russ: ‘Zaius’ / ‘See The Light’ (US Monument LP)
Yellowjackets: ‘The Hornet’ / ‘Sittin’ In It’ (US Warner Bros LP)
Roy Ayers: ‘There’s A Master Plan’ / ‘Destination Motherland’ / ‘Africa’ (US Polydor LP)
Gino Soccio: ‘Hold Tight’ / ‘Street Talk’ (Atlantic LP)
Pleasure: ‘Glide’ (Fantasy 12in)
Jean Carn: ‘We Got Some Catchin’ Up To Do’ / ‘Bet Your Lucky Star’ (US Phil Int LP)
Heaven & Earth: ‘I Really Love You’ (US WMOT 12in)
Richie Havens: ‘Going Back To My Roots’ (Warner Bros 12in promo)
BB&Q Band: ‘Mistakes’ / ‘Starlette’ / ‘I’ll Cut Loose’ (US Capitol LP)
Funk Masters: ‘Cry’ (Tania Music 12in)
Graingers: ‘Shine Your Light’ (US BC 12in)
Zenith: ‘People Of The Sun’ (US Lynx Int 12in),
Rah Band: ‘Riding On A Fantasy’ (DJM 12in)
Brothers Johnson: ‘Caught Up’ (A&M LP)
Love Unlimited Orchestra: ‘Welcome Aboard’ / ‘Night Life In The City’ (US Unlimited Gold LP)
Billy Ocean: ‘Nights (Feel Like Getting Down)’ (GTO 12in)
LaToya Jackson: ‘Stay The Night’ (US Polydor 12in)
Dr York: ‘Shake-n-Skate’ (Dutch Jungle Jam 12in)

DORC (Disco Featured Pop Hits)

1(2) Ultravox, 2(3) Depeche Mode A/B, 3(1) Human League, 4(4) Visage, 5(7) Kraftwerk A/B, 6(5) Eddie Maelov & Sunshine Patteson, 7(8) B-Movie, 8 (-) B-52s ‘Party Out Of Bounds‘ (Island LP), 9(-) Duran Duran ‘Friends Of Mine‘ / ‘The Sound Of Thunder‘ (EMI LP) 10(-) Duran Duran ‘Girls On Film‘ (EMI 12in), 11(12) Passions, 12(9) Can, 13(14) Eno/Byrne, 14(-) Positive Noise ‘Charm‘ (Statik 12in), 15(15) Icehouse, 16(-) Bauhaus ‘Passion Of Lovers‘ (Beggars Banquet 12in), 17(6) Soft Cell ‘Memorabilia’, 18(10) Duran Duran ‘Careless Memories’, 19(13) Heaven 17, 20(-) Metro ‘America In My Head‘ (Polydor 12in).


Beats Per Minute for last week’s pop chart entries on 7in are:
Stevie Wonder 117f, Shakin’ Stevens 133-134f, Duran Duran 132f, Royal Philharmonic 0-131c, Squeeze 95f, Lobo 0-124f, Diana Williams 44f, Bill Wyman 118f, Eddy Grant 122f, Paul Gardiner 47/94-93f, Shakatak 139-138f, Brothers Johnson 128f.

One thought on “August 1, 1981: Teena Marie, Raydio, Real Thing, Roy Ayers, Jean Carn”

  1. I was at the Guinness party and vividly remember James mixing it also included Bread and Butter, Peanut Butter and American Pie. Needless to say there were quite a few pop stars there as well; they always seemed to crawl out of the woodwork for a Guinness party! All in all a fabulous evening.


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