August 29, 1981: Trevor Walters, Shirley James & Danny Ray, Level 42, Arthur Adams, Mike “T”

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

THEO LOYLA, DJ Federation big cheese, has been made redundant by Polydor in his capacity as disco and regional radio plugger, but, while the future of Polydor’s DJ mailing service seems uncertain, Theo is confident he’ll have a new gig in no time – meanwhile, don’t pester Polydor but wait for their official word . . . Karen Spreadbury and other EMI Motown staffers, understandably emotional about their uncertain position following Motown’s move to RCA, are open to other work offers just in case . . . Morgan Khan’s next monster on R&B Records will be Savanna ‘I Can’t Turn Away‘, currently in privileged limited circulation on acetate, a sensationally strong distinctively voiced guy-sung Luther Vandross-style mellow 57/114-115-116(incl. vibes)-117-116bpm smacking swayer which sneaks up on you so subtly that the next time you hear it, it seems like a long established old fave (and ain’t that what hits are made of?!) . . . Imagination and Linx are now both out on commercial release . . . Motown in the States have finally released the much-sought extended promo version of Rick James ‘Give It To Me Baby’ on commercial 12in (M35001V1), 121bpm with an even longer instrumental flip, in a move which sees them doing an about turn on their policy of not issuing 12in releases, Teena Marie ‘Square Biz’ (the UK 12in version) also being available there now – however, Rick James will not be issued here in this form (not by EMI at any rate) . . . Debbie Harry ‘Backfired’ is now available as an extended 111-112bpm 33 1/3 rpm 12in on French-pressed Chrysalis (CHS 12-2526) . . . Aretha Franklin’s new import LP, reviewed in haste last week, also features a strong jittery jolting 0-114bpm smacking revival of the Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want‘, along with many quality slowies and some less appropriate fast ‘uns . . . Stikki Stuff ‘The Wiggle‘ has been picked up from Floppy Discs for Carrere 12in (CAR 206T) . . . Tony Jenkins & Adrian John this Saturday between 1-3pm start a Froggy / Peter Powell-style weekly soul import show over the in-store radio at Peter Robinson Top Shop in the West One branch near Bond Street on London’s Oxford Street . . . Linx’s ubiquitous David Grant was recently spotted dining with Chic’s Nile Rogers & Bernard Edwards, lending credence to the rumour that they could soon be produced by Chic – but is this really necessary, and wouldn’t the reverse be more to the point? . . . RCA Motown could well be readying a Diana Ross greatest hits album to counteract her brand new Capitol-released set in October, while the Diana Ross / Lionel Richie duet 7in is reportedly being “sold-in” to record shops by both EMI and RCA sales forces . . . Julian Wood (Oxford Belfry Hotel) again sends in the local paper’s ad for Botley Blades, this time presenting “The Fantastic Grey Edwards” – if Capital Radio’s Graham Dene got a gig there then maybe he really would be billed as “Grey Rene”! . . . Greg Wilson, packing ’em in at Wigan Pier’s Tuesday jazz-funk nights, has started a series of Wednesday appearances at Manchester Legend featuring up-front stuff . . . London Greek Street’s Le Beat Route is extending its amazing Wednesday’s-only cheap booze, any drink 25p all night, by opening at 5.30pm and charging £1 admission before 9pm, after which it’s £3.50 (or £2.50 if you’re carrying a copy of Record Mirror) – this only on Wednesday, mind . . . I must emphasize (as people still seem to think I’m there) that I only did three nights at Le Beat Route and am as always at Mayfair’s Gullivers in Down Street most Fridays and Saturdays with Graham (another name check?) Gold, this and the next two Fridays finding me alone downstairs and Graham upstairs (to make things more complicated, this Saturday I’ll probably be in North Wales!) . . . Pete Tong is hinting that his Monday haunt at West Kingsdown’s Hilltop near Brands Hatch is where Spandau Ballet hang out on their nights off . . . Paul & Robin Wheeler’s eponymously surnamed elegant new Henley-on-Thames club doesn’t now open until Monday 21st September . . . John Diamond now jocks Tues-thru-Sat at Brighton’s Deacons Night Club in Dyke Road . . . Soho’s Groove Records closes early at 7pm for the next fortnight due to staff hols, so my import reviewing time will be seriously reduced (I don’t usually get there till 8.30!) . . . Ralph Tee of Groove Fortnightly, (as it will be for the time being) has become press officer for Groove Production, the label . . . Chris Ellis (8 Park Road, Wallington, Carshalton Beeches, Surrey) needs more paid ads (£30 full / £20 half page) for the Staines Fusion Few’s freely distributed Caister magazine . . . Anthony Bernards (Sutton Wallabys) sobs “au revoir” to ultra-wow Kathryn Peatfield, jetting off to Vancouver for a year . . . Pointer Sisters ‘Slow Hand’ is a killer chop mix out of the slow pause near the end of ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ for MoR jox . . . Funkapolitan’s 122-123bpm B-side rap synchs sensationally instead of the Modern Romance rap bit . . . Alan Taylor (North Wales Poppeys Country Club) says People’s Choice ‘Jam Jam‘ oldie has become enormous again . . . Martin Platts (Blackburn) was due to run in the local marathon, hopefully earning lotsa sponsored money for the East Lancashire Hospice Fund following a gruelling training period in which he lost 1½ stones over 2000 practice miles (retrospective sponsors call T. Emery on 0254–813460) . . . Devon was actually where I spent most time during the recent heatwave, having clotted cream with everything (except the Salcombe lobster!), and catching Swansea Sound’s mid-morning jock following every record with “That’s the sound of (XYZ) for you there”, or Plymouth Sound (which always had a reputation for playlisting odd material) following its interminable shopping price list with Ivor Biggun’s ‘Bras On 45’! . . . KEEP IT COOL!


LINDA TAYLOR, who came to fame singing with Gonzalez but now is even better known for her contributions to current Morrissey-Mullen and Cayenne releases, makes her Chris Palmer-produced solo debut next week with ‘(You’re) In The Pocket‘ on Groove production 12in . . . however, white label copies could well be about right now.


UK NEWIES

TREVOR WALTERS: ‘Love Me Tonight’ (Ital ITD 004, via Ital, 01-249 5445).
Absolutely gorgeous dynamite jazzily lilting atmosphere-filled 0-47/93-95bpm 12in lovers rock slowie with scatting gentle background voices behind sweetly wailing soulful Trevor, while guitar doodles through the relaxed rhythm. This is world-class music, on a par with Stevie Wonder, George Benson and all the superstars. Find it, hear it, love it!

SHIRLEY JAMES & DANNY RAY: ‘Right Time Of The Night’ (Black Jack BJ12 012, via Jet Star, 01-961 4422).
Jennifer Warnes oldie makes another instantly familiar sounding attractively catchy 0-77bpm 12in lovers rock killer for the winsome duetists, and already it’s ‘People’s Choice’ on Capital Radio. Danny’s sexy slurring makes it, and he’s solo on the slow sweet 34/68bpm ‘Got To Be True’ flip. They only just missed the national chart last time and sound just as strong a hit team now, so do give ’em a shot.

LEVEL 42: ’43’ (LP ‘Level 42’ Polydor POLS 1036).
Although the whole LP is good it’s not that dance orientated apart from the last two singles and this totally dominating killer, a sensational jazzy instrumental ramble that starts with maddeningly familiar beefily snapping bass before sloping off through 118-119-120-124-126-0-125-124-122bpm to scale some percussive Latin peaks. ‘Turn It On‘ here comes out at 115bpm – the 12in being 117bpm and 7in 119bpm, take your pick! – while the 138bpm ‘Heathrow‘ has that Change ‘Searching’ beat. 

TEENA MARIE: ‘It Must Be Magic’ LP (Motown STML 12154).
Now remixed to remove that painfully shrill toppy echo, the set’s standout is still the great ‘Behind The Groove’-style 0-120bpm title track rolling pent-up smacker, a good synch with Rick James (especially now his instrumental version is available on import).

AL JARREAU: ‘We’re In This Love Together’ (Warner Bros K 17849).
Subduedly starting and generally low-key attractive 40bpm 7in smoocher with a pent-up bouncy ebb and flow within the arrangement, the official flip being his scatting soft-then-loud fast jazzily flying 114bpm ‘Easy‘, the LP’s hottest cut.

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS: ‘Love Was Made For Two’ (CBS A1534).
Soulfully jolting classy tense 95bpm 7in jogger nicely duetted with a wailing Pip (Merald?), much better than the typical plugside slowie.

DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE: ‘Endless Love’ (Motown TMG 1240).
Virtually tempo-less dead slow 7in US chart-topper, sounding just as you’d expect of a Lionel (Commodores) Richie ballad – and very nice, if you like that sort of thing.

HI-TENSION: ‘We Got The Funk’ (EMI 12EMI 5225).
Immensely disappointing dull 0-109-110bpm 12in chanting chugger, not a patch on the Positive Force oldie from which it so blatantly cribs, although the bass break ain’t bad and people don’t necessarily stop dancing if it’s played.

K.I.D.: ‘No.1’ (Record Shack SHACK 12-5).
All that’s missing from this fairly crass but bright and cheerful pop-aimed 121bpm 12in disco thudder are the “uh-huhs”, or otherwise KC could’ve sued! No wonder Groove Production passed on this, but then they’ve got a remixed K.I.D. killer coming soon from SAM.

ENIGMA: ‘Good Times’ (LP ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Creole CRX 1).
Quite seriously, this set of four medleys is excellent value for pop-orientated discos. Their two hits, the 121bpm title track and 128bpm current one, are joined by this 120bpm medley of Chic material sandwiched (with a gap) between a new ‘Funkersize Lesson’, the 127bpm ‘Summer Groovin‘ being a wally’s delight as it consists of Boney M and other Eurodisco delights.

ARTE NOIR: ‘African Connection’ (EMI 12EMI 5198).
Burundi-inspired pop-aimed throbbing 0-132bpm 12in pseudo-Afro bullshit, perfectly serviceable as fun for wallys.


IMPORTS

ARTHUR ADAMS: ‘You Got The Floor’ (US The Inculcation Band 481).
Stand back for a smash! The hottest import 12in in ages, this Alphonse Mouzon ‘By All Means’-like slickly pulsating 113(start)-116-117bpm beauty has great mellow vocal from Arthur (whose guitar is hardly heard at all) before tension builds and a sensational sax takes over the spotlight to drive it home with a smacking backbeat kick. Art’s a bit Luther Vandross-ish, and ‘Glow Of Love’ follows perfectly. Interestingly the oddly named label’s been formed (and record produced) by Bernie Hamilton, the black Capt. Dobey from ‘Starsky & Hutch’, who’s on a winner from the off.

MIKE “T”: ‘Do It Any Way You Wanna’ (US Golden Pyramid GP-1012).
Stand back for killer number two! At first you may think this is just another rapper, but it’s one with a difference – mainly a dynamite totally compulsive jiggly 117bpm 12in rhythm with a jazzy undertow and tootling sax behind the catchy good natured rap. Us DJs even get geed-up a bit at the end, with “If you don’t make the mix you got to get out, but if you play it again you’ll hear the people shout” . . . and he just could be right!

ROCKIE ROBBINS: ‘Time To Think’ (LP ‘I Believe In Love’ US A&M SP-4869).
With more emphasis on rhythm than his last set but still with plenty of class slowies, the consistently good soul LP’s obvious floor-filler is this smoothly rolling 0-112-113bpm clippety-clopping chix-backed sophisticated thudder, ‘An Act Of Love‘ being a good jittery 55-112-113bpm smacker, ‘Look Before You Leap‘ a bassily jittering 105-106-107bpm growler, and ‘Nothing Like Love‘ an insubstantial 122bpm jerky romper.

FANIA ALL STARS: ‘Back To My Roots’ (LP ‘Social Change’ US Fania JM 594).
More a satisfying subtle slow burner than immediate blinder and a long way removed from the obvious Odyssey construction, this swaying 108-109bpm treatment taps and chants before Gato Barbieri’s distinctive sax rasps into life – other guests of Johnny Pacheco and the gang include such as Idris Muhammad and Eric Gale, so there’s jazz a-plenty, with ‘Gato’s Tune‘ a specialist attention getter if not ideal dancer.

RITZ: ‘Workin’ Out’ (US Posse POS 1203).
Maurice Starr co-prod/penned densely textured 115-116-117-118bpm 12in heavy funk chanter with bursts of wheezling twittering synth and an unhurried bass undertow.

PASSPORT: ‘Rambling’ (LP ‘Blue Tattoo’ US Atlantic SD 19304).
Burblingly tripping 113bpm jazz-funk instrumental with saxes going their own way over a jauntily skittering rhythm which has an almost late ’60s feel to it, updated by a smattering of vocoder.

ZINGARA: ‘I Surrender’ (LP ‘Zingara’ US Wheel WHA 10001).
Butchly souled easily smacking 111bpm rolling swayer prod/penned with a classy sureness of touch by Lamont Dozier, the set’s lovely slow ‘Love’s Calling‘ having been reviewed on 12in ages ago when it did absolutely nothing despite plugs from Greg Edwards.

BON-ROCK & THE RHYTHEM REBELLION: ‘Searching Rap’ (US Reelin & Rockin 1002).
Fairly undistinguished c.120-118bpm red vinyl 12in rap (with overly strident chix) of Unlimited Touch’s ‘Searching To Find The One’, of which there’s an instrumental version as flip.

LUTHER VANDROSS: ‘Never Too Much’ (US Epic 14-02409).
Classy languid rolling slow 109/54bpm 7in swayer, more a smoocher than a dancer despite a tugging undertow, the similarly self-penned soulful jolting 45-46bpm ‘Don’t You Know That?’ flip really being a smoocher.

WHISPERS: ‘This Kind Of Lovin’ (US Solar YB-12295).
Unhurried somewhat stodgily tripping slow 114bpm 7in smacker, by no means an immediate earth shaker, so maybe once again Dick Griffey has selected a bummer as initial release from a new album?

VARIOUS: ‘Last Night At Studio 54‘ LP (Italian Derby DBR 20250).
Italian conceived and engineered (so how much it has to do with New York’s Studio 54 is uncertain), this is a mixed blend of eight quite strong cuts (Sharon Redd, Billy Frazier, Unlimited Touch, Rah Band, etc) neatly chopped together. The third in a set of three similar LPs, this is the strongest, material wise.


UK Disco Top 90 – August 29, 1981

01 01 Spandau Ballet – Chant No.1 / Feel The Chant – Reformation 12”
02 03 Carl Carlton – She’s A Bad Mama Jama – 20th Century-Fox 12”
03 04 Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa/Salsa Rappsody – WEA 12”
04 02 Evelyn King – I’m In Love – RCA 12”
05 09 Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine – Mercury 12”
06 06 Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday – Motown 12”
07 23 Level 42 – Turn It On / Beezer One – Polydor 12”
08 07 BB&Q Band – On The Beat – Capitol 12”
09 08 Tight Fit – Back To The 60’s – Jive 12”
10 05 Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots – RCA 12”
11 11 Jacksons – Walk Right Now – Epic 12”
12 10 Third World – Dancing On The Floor – CBS 12”
13 14 Cheryl Lynn – Shake It Up Tonight – CBS 12”
14 16 Hi-Gloss – You’ll Never Know / I’m Totally Yours – Epic 12”
15 29 Rafael Cameron – Funtown USA / All That’s Good To Me – Salsoul 12”
16 17 Commodores – Lady (You Bring Me Up) – Motown 12”
17 49 Funkapolitan – As The Time Goes By – London 12”
18 20 Teena Marie – Square Biz / Instrumental – Motown 12”
19 12 Imagination – Body Talk – R&B 12”
20 19 Rick James – Give It To Me Baby / Instrumental – Motown 12”/US remix
21 61 Human League – Hard Times/Love Action – Virgin Red 12”
22 27 Voggue – Dancin’ The Night Away – Mercury 12”
23 13 Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz – A&M 12”
24 50 Al Jarreau – Easy / Roof Garden / We’re In This Love Together / Closer To Your Love / Teach Me Tonight / My Old Friend – Warner Bros LP
25 25 Black Slate – Live A Life / Reggae Feeling – Ensign 12”
26 31 Roy Ayers – Destination Motherland / There’s A Master Plan / Land Of Fruit And Honey / The River Niger – Polydor LP
27 15 Starsound – Stars On 45 Volume 2 – CBS 12”
28 28 Eddy Grant – I Love You Yes I Love You – Ensign 12”
29 30 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – I Like Your Lovin’ – US Boardwalk LP
30 86 Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around – Elektra 12”
31 18 Thelma Houston – If You Feel It – RCA 12”
32 46 Love Unlimited Orchestra – Lift Your Voice And Say – Unlimited Gold 12”
33 24 Abba – Lay All Your Love On Me – Epic 12”
34 42 Lobo – The Caribbean Disco Show – Polydor 12”
35 21 Gino Soccio – Try It Out – Atlantic 12”
36 48 Rah Band – Riding On A Fantasy / Rock Me Down To Rio – DJM 12”
37 37 Bobby Broom – Clean Sweep / Saturday Night – US Arista GRP LP
38 33 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hooked On Classics – RCA 12”
39 22 Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood – Island 12”
40 40 Boys Town Gang – Remember Me/Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Suite / Cruisin’ The Streets – Moby Dick LP
41 56 Phyllis Hyman – You Sure Look Good To Me / Tonight You And Me / Don’t Tell Me Tell Her – Arista 12”
42 36 Strikers – Inch By Inch / Hold Onto The Feeling – US Prelude LP
43 26 Morrissey Mullen – Do Like You / Badness – Beggars Banquet 12”
44 53 Enigma – I Love Music – Creole 12”
45 72 Imagination – In And Out Of Love – R&B 12”
46 67 Wish – Nice And Soft – US Perspective 12”/Excaliber 12”
47 58 Brick – Sweat (‘Til You Get Wet) – US Bang 12”
48 64 Impressions – Fan The Fire – 20th Century-Fox 12”
49 35 Shakatak – Brazilian Dawn – Polydor 12”
50 70 Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus / Instrumental – WMOT 12”
51 63 Stephanie Mills – Top Of My List – 20th Century-Fox 12”
52 32 Raydio – Still In The Groove / A Woman Needs Love / So Into You – Arista 12”
53 69 Cameo – Freaky Dancin’ / Don’t Be So Cool / The Sound Table – Casablanca 12” pack
54 34 Cayenne – Roberto Who…? – Groove Production 12”
55 65 Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One – Epic 12”
56 47 Rene & Angela – Wall To Wall / I Love You More / Wanna Be Close To You – US Capitol LP
57 51 Candido – Jingo / Dancin’ & Prancin’ – Excaliber 12”
58 52 Dynasty – Here I Am – Solar 12”
59 74 Randy Crawford – Rainy Night In Georgia – Warner Bros
60 RE Quincy Jones – Betcha Wouldn’t Hurt Me – A&M 12”
61 44 Evelyn King – If You Want My Lovin’ – RCA LP
62 NE Chris Rainbow – Body Music – EMI 12”
63 78 Sylvester – Give it Up (Don’t Make Me Wait) / Here Is My Love – Fantasy 12”
64 68 Avonn – Everybody Get Down – US RBL 12”
65 87 Vicki Sue Robinson – Hot Summer Night / Hot Version – US Prelude 12”
66 60 Brothers Johnson – The Real Thing – A&M 12”
67 43 Pig Bag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pig Bag – Y
68 73 Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It (Remix) – US Prelude 12”
69 80 Suzy Q – Get On Up And Do It Again – Canadian JC 12”
70 75 Spaces – Song For Jeremy / Try Some Of This / Shadow Street – US Arista LP
71 RE Keni Burke – You’re The Best (Remix) – US RCA 12”
72 NE Linx – So This Is Romance – Chrysalis 12”
73 45 Shalamar – Uptown Festival – RCA Golden Grooves 12”
74 85 Startrax – Startrax Club Disco – Picksy 12”
75 82 Love Unlimited Orchestra / Webster Lewis – Welcome Abroad / Night Life In The City – US Unlimited Gold LP
76 76 Stacy Lattisaw – Feel My Love Tonight / Screamin’ Off The Top / Young Girl / Love On A Two Way Street / Spotlight – Cotillion LP
77 NE Supremes – Supremes Medley – Motown 12”
78 30 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – She’s Got Papers On Me / Let The Lady Dance – US Boardwalk LP
79 NE Level 42 – ’43’ – Polydor LP
80 71 Yellowjackets – Sittin’ In It / The Hornet / Matinee Idol – US Warner Bros LP
81 55 Morrissey Mullen – Slipstream – Beggars Banquet LP
82 NE Arthur Adams – You Got The Floor – US Inculcation Band 12”
83 NE Herbie Hancock – Magic Number / Everybody’s Broke – US Columbia 12”
84 RE Teena Marie – It Must Be Magic – Motown LP
85 77 Lee Oskar – Song For My Son – US Elektra LP
86 NE Nina Decosta – Don’t Want To Lose You – Rokel 12”
87 NE General Saint & Clint Eastwood – Another One Bites The Dust – Greensleeves 12”
88 84 Maze – Joy And Pain / The Look In Your Eyes – Capitol LP
89 NE Mike ‘T’ – Do It Any Way You Wanna – US Golden Pyramid 12”
90 90 Keith Diamond Band – The Dip – US Millennium 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

The Joneses: ‘Summer Groove’ (US Good 12in)
Herb Alpert: ‘Magic Man’ / ‘Rise’ (A&M 12in)
Bunny Mack: ‘Supafrico (Version)’ (white label 12in)
Dave Valentin: ‘Sambiando’ / ‘Pied Piper’ (US Arista GRP LP)
Rahmlee: ‘Think’ / ‘Heartbreaker’ (US Headfirst LP)
Marlon McClain: ‘Shake It Up’ (Fantasy 12in)
David Sanborn: ‘Let’s Just Say Goodbye’ / ‘The Seduction’ (Warner Bros 12in),
Justo Almario: ‘Sho’ You Right’ (US Uno Melodic LP)
France Joli: ‘Gonna Get Over You’ (US Prelude 12in)
Stargard: ‘You’re The One’ / ‘High On The Boogie’ / ‘Back To The Funk’ / ‘Here Comes Love’ (Warner Bros LP)
Pleasure: ‘Glide’ / ‘The Real Thing’ (Fantasy 12in)
Genji Sawai & Bacon Egg: ‘Hand And Foot’ / ‘What Comes Next?’ (Japanese Electric Bird LP)
Patti Austin: ‘Do You Love Me?’ / ‘Solero’ (Qwest 12in)
The Time: ‘The Stick’ / ‘Get It Up’ (US Warner Bros LP)
BB&Q Band: ‘Starlette’ / ‘Mistakes’ (US Capitol LP)
Shirley James & Danny Ray: ‘Right Time Of The Night’ (Black Jack 12in)
Denroy Morgan: ‘I’ll Do Anything For You’ (US Becket 12in)
Yarbrough & Peoples: ‘Third Degree’ (Mercury 12in)
Aretha Franklin: ‘Hold On I’m Comin’ / ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ / ‘It’s My Turn’ (US Arista LP)
The Quick: ‘Sharks Are Cool, Jets Are Hot’ (Epic 12in)
Arte Noir: ‘African Connection’ (EMI 12in)
Fania All-Stars: ‘Going Back To My Roots’ (US Fania LP)
Lonnie Youngblood: ‘Feelings/Expressions’ (WEA LP)
T/Ski Valley: ‘Catch The Beat’ (US Grand Groove 12in)
AfterBach: ‘It’s You’ / ‘Ladies Of The ’80s’ (US Arc LP)
Real Thing: ‘I Believe In You’ (Calibre 12in)
Savanna: ‘I Can’t Turn Away’ (R&B 12in promo)
Pieces Of A Dream: ‘Body Magic’ / ‘Warm Weather’ (US Elektra 7in)
Klymaxx: ‘All Fired Up’ (US Solar LP)
K.I.D.: ‘No.1’ (Record Shack 12in)
Brothers Johnson: ‘Caught Up’ (A&M LP)
Gene Chandler: ‘Love Is The Answer’ (20th Century-Fox 12in)
The Graingers: ‘Shine Your Light’ (US BC 12in)
Midnight Star: ‘Tuff’ / ‘Standing Together’ (US Solar LP)
Ritz: ‘Workin’ Out’ (US Posse 12in)


DORC (Disco Featured Pop Hits)

1(1) Depeche Mode, 2(2) Duran Duran, 3(4) Soft Cell, 4(3) Bad Manners, 5(10) Debbie Harry, 6(30) Aneka, 7(5) Shakin’ Stevens. 8(7) Specials, 9(9) Ultravox, 10(6) Gidea Park, 11(-) ELO, 12(11) Human League ‘Crowd’, 13(8) Dept S, 14(14) Kraftwerk B/A, 15(12) Visage, 16(-) Kid Creole ‘I Am’, 17(19) Eddie Maelov & Sunshine Patteson, 18(-) Pointer Sisters, 19(-) UB40, 20(-) Simple Minds, 21(17) Our Daughter’s Wedding, 22(-) Tenpole Tudor, 23(15) B-52’s, 24(18) Kiki Dee, 25(25) Sheena Easton, 26(29) Grace Jones, 27(22) Siouxsie, 28(-) Jim Steinman ‘Dreams’, 29(-) Bow-Wow-Wow, 30=(-) Kim Wilde, 30=(28) Dexy’s.


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s pop chart entries on 7in (endings denoted by “f” for fade, “c” for cold, “r” for resonant) are:
Genesis 132f, Ultravox 133f, Gary ‘US’ Bonds 132f, Jets 155(intro)-166f, Pointer Sisters 111f, Funkapolitan 122-123c. Rex Smith / Rachel Sweet 61/123-125-62/124-125f, Mojo 147f, Boys Town Gang 0-129f, Polecats 238-0r.

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