November 7, 1981: Modern Romance, Blue Rondo A La Turk, Twennynine with Lenny White, Rick James, Teena Marie

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

DAVE McALEER, evidently disenchanted by the lack of chart success for such hot product as Jerome, has announced he is leaving DJM/Champagne . . . Champagne meanwhile are readying their ‘Re-Mixtures’ follow-up, an 8-track LP split between UK and US material (Justo Almario ‘Sho’ You Right’ being the only one with any previous action), this set appropriately titled ‘Pre-Mixtures’ and selling for the price of an import 12” . . . US imports have however shot up in price again, even Groove now listing albums at £6.49 (though regular DJ customers get a discount) . . . Second Image blow the brass on – guess what – the Jam’s current hit! . . . Kool’s ‘Get Down On It’ has spawned a new hand gesture, at the relevant points in the song you point in time with the music at the point you’d like your partner to get down onto, grinning wickedly the while! . . . Gonzalez are looking ultra sharp these days all dressed in tuxedos, with a gorgeous sexy black lady now singing and gyrating out front, Janice Hoyte . . . Jeff Young is not only up-dating the soul, general and rock mailing lists at Phonogram but he is also compiling a brand new electro/futurist DJ list, so any busy jocks with big audiences who’d like a stab at any of these should send full work details to Jeff at Phonogram, 50 New Bond Street, London W1Y 9HA . . . Rush Release had nothing to do with the 7-Up rock ‘n’ roll mailout, which was sent by someone else (PEEL? MAP?) . . . Noreen Allen has shifted sideways following Motown’s departure to handle now the general EMI disco mailouts . . . Gee Bello tells me that Light Of The World’s new single was written a year ago and recorded six months ago – so if it sounds like Linx (who have the exact same line-up) it must be something in the air! . . . EMI incidentally sent some people a pair of snazzy pale blue socks imprinted with a Light Of The World logo . . . RCA celebrated the acquisition of Motown with a party at Soho’s Le Beat Route, where an impromptu raffle of various Motown LP sets raised £110 for Capital Radio’s Help A London Child campaign . . . Motown’s back catalogue is now available through RCA, and still includes a lot more old singles than you’d probably realised . . . Decibel Disco Distributors – just opened at 99 Stoke Road, Slough (Slough 35814) – as well as selling gear also service it, with a Monday in / Friday out turnaround and subsidised collection/delivery . . . Trevor Walters sounds so exactly like the record when singing live over the instrumental version at PA’s it is uncanny . . . Steve Wiggins (Barry Freddie’s Bar) now joins those raving over Continental hit Pino D’Angio ‘Ma Quelle Idea‘ – how about it, RCA? George Andrew (Salford) says as well as on the expensive German double pack, Boney M ‘Margherita’ has been on French Carerre 7in for ages (49.709) – the twin 12in set being the big attraction though, and Gordon Laing (Hamilton) is desperate to get it . . . Alan Costa (Brighton Kings Club Kings II) is back from Venezuela recommending salsa fans to check out Billo’s Caracas Boys ‘Billo 81½’ LP – but where’dya get it, Al? . . . Sandy ‘Toots’ Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms) horrified the Halloween punters by eventually opening the coffin, to reveal – Buzby! . . . Gail Cartwright, Denise Hickman, Kim Bissell and Julie Smith attempt to break the 200 hours 7 minutes World Go-Go Dancing record starting Friday 27th November at 6am (if successful they’ll still be wiggling at 2pm on Saturday 5th December!) backed up by the Signs, In Transit and Tracks ‘N Grooves mobile discos, all in a shop window in Dudley’s Wolverhampton Street – sponsors to benefit the Lower Gornal Children’s Leukemia Appeal Fund should contact Al Gilbert on 021-557 6609 . . . Rob Harknett debuts next week (Tues/Wed 10/11) at Harlow’s new 1920’s decorated Joseph’s Bar (restaurant & disco) where he’ll be having to use the managements own record selection – will they be 78rpm to go with the decor? . . . Frenchie has managed to get a Sunday dancing licence for his Charnock Richard gig at the Bowling Green, this solo venture not however indicating any sort of a split with his partner Pete Haigh . . . Feta Anikulapo-Kuti evidently celebrated last February 28th in Nigeria by marrying 26 wives all at the some time! . . . Greg Phillinganes (pronounced Fill-in-gains) when asked for simplicity’s sake who he had NOT played with, after a moment’s pause said “Earth Wind & Fire – by that much!” . . . Lesley Gore’s original ‘It’s My Party’, was, it seems timely to remind you, produced by Quincy Jones . . . Flash Gordon (Bristol Misty’s) reckons Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’ LP track sounds like a future smash . . . Martin Starr has started a soul column in ‘Out West’, Bristol’s listings magazine . . . Bristol’s DJ mafia are miffed by Radio West paying less attention to them than they say they’d evidently been promised – but then isn’t that the story wherever a new station opens up? . . . Paul Gambaccini’s Drifters history last Thursday on Radio One was excellent . . . DJ diners discovered last Friday night that the kitchen had burnt out at Rockerfella’s, off Regent Street . . . Sunday morning in wooded Surrey was breathtakingly beautiful, the trees at their most brilliantly autumnal and the sun shining as I motored back from a gig prior to Inter-City expressing (without sleep) up to Birmingham after all . . . Paul Allen of 170 Claremount Road in Halifax had all his gear stolen – equipment, lights, records, the most easily identifiable should anyone in the area be offered any for sale being a Citronic mono console MM313L (Serial number 940081 – 94881/SP25/F4300), Citronic P100 amp (s/no T7023), and a Lewis 10 band graphic 120w amp . . . Davy King (Ballymena Raglan), sorry I don’t know nuffink about makes of lighting equipment . . . Steve Walsh joke corner: “What’s the difference between Steve Walsh and Polo? People like Polo!” (whoops, you’ve probably just sussed who the Pope joke was about!) . . . MAKE ‘EM LAUGH!


CAISTER

Ever since saying that there weren’t many new records played at Caister, I’ve had a succession of aggrieved DJ’s telling me I should have been in such and such a venue at such and such a time and I’d have heard them play such and such a newie. I actually made a point of spending more time than usual in both venues specifically to listen to the music. I also conferred both at Caister and since receiving these complaints with other people whose judgement I trust. I still think that too many old records were being featured, but will grant the jocks that they did a good job and that the people who matter, the punters, had a lovely time. Northern Soul fans have a lovely time in Wigan, too, and that I fear is where the concentration on oldies and recherche jazz is heading, the Southern scene if the DJ’s aren’t careful. Robbie Vincent pointed out that at least the oldies were a fresh selection and not Brass Construction or Roy Ayers all the time (Froggy then upset this argument by later confessing that he had played them in his last session!), Robbie adding that very sensibly, new records were built up to, out of ones that everyone knew. Two years ago, though, it was the other way round and so much new material was being played by every DJ that it was the oldies which were built up to . . . this being what made them stand out. Two years ago it could be said (though not by me) that there was much more strong new material about. Two years ago the big hits to come out of the first Caister, which everyone played on all their sessions, were ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ and ‘Ring My Bell’. Would any of the DJs now play ‘Ring My Bell’? Like hell, they would!


FACES

THE FIRST thing you see on stepping out of a train at Birmingham is a building with big letters on it saying “Futurist”. This turns out to be a cinema, but no matter, as that is where much of Birmingham’s night life is currently at, musically speaking. Disco was the topic of discussion on Sunday though, at the DJ Convention in Edgbaston’s Faces, where 290 disco jocks turned up to meet each other (most important) and listen to a variety of guest speakers droning on. The only one to get a cheer was Morgan Khan, who merely stepped mikeside to say that despite his showdown at R&B/Excaliber he has far more exciting future plans in the contract signing stage. The forum finally got going with an open discussion which mainly consisted of pain in the arse Northerners with chips on their shoulders having a go at London Lyceum DJ Steve Walsh and WEA’s Fred Dove about the age old North versus South attitude, and why doesn’t Fred send out rock records (“Because I’m head of black music promotion!”). This was great fun if not very constructive and was just settling into a nice invective-spitting groove when convention organiser Steve Dennis called it to an untimely halt. Boo! In a combination fax ‘n info quiz and It’s A Knockout-style silly games competition between teams from the North and South, it was perhaps quite telling that while the Northerners were better at games, it was the Southerners’ far superior knowledge that won not only the quiz but the whole contest. An actually rather subdued Fatman Graham Canter had drafted me into the Southern team without telling me about the games, and I’m afraid I was too tired to take in exactly what was expected of me, but I probably wouldn’t have done any better if I had known! Overall, despite the greatly increased attendance, the convention seemed a bit less significant than last year’s – however, it was very well organised and well worth attending as a meeting place. I greatly enjoyed meeting and re-meeting many of our regular chart contributors and am glad I sacrificed sleep and good sense to go there after all. And so back by train, with a guard who over the intercom sounded exactly like Reginald Bosanquet. Very Strange!


UK NEWIES

MODERN ROMANCE: ‘Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey’ (WEA K 18883T).
Sensational ultra-happy conga-kicking singalong fun, the 12in version of the 118bpm title track (an instant pop smash) then continuing as a great instrumental 117bpm ‘Moose On The Loose’ with Beggar & Co-ish “woah-oh” chants (good mixed with ‘Zulu’), the flip being a cooler 118bpm dub amusingly called ‘Tear The Roof Off The Moose‘ – these latter two versions being fine for less pop-orientated venues as nobody’ll know what’s hit them, they’ll just dance.

BLUE RONDO A LA TURK: ‘Me And Mr. Sanchez’ (Diable Noir VS 463 – 12, via Virgin).
Equally sensational frantically flying zestful 127bpm 12in salsa blast, produced by Pete Wingfield with lots of authentic rhythm and jazzy playing coming through on the ‘Club Mix’ while the more vocal ‘Extended Mix’ (not necessarily longer) has English accented lyrics. Try it out of Bunny Mack.

TWENNYNINE with LENNY WHITE: ‘Twennynine (The Rap)’ (LP ‘Just Like Dreamin’ Elektra K 52325).
Excellent consistent sounding coolly rhythmic set with several potentially hot cuts, this being a great powerful bass bumped 115bpm chix-rapped smacker (good between Slave and Skool Boyz), ‘Need You‘ an infectious chunkily rolling 96bpm beefy offbeat-smacking jogger, the title track a softly cooed gentle Sergio Mendes-ish 0-114-115bpm floater, while the 117-121bpm ‘Rhythm‘, 113bpm ‘Movin’ On‘ and 117-119bpm ‘Don’t Look Back‘ are all variations on a pervasive bass-pushed guys ‘n’ gals-sung classy dance sound. 

RICK JAMES: ‘Super Freak’ (Motown TMGT 1241).
Now at last on extended 12in, the US smash 132bpm choppily strutting story song proves to be perfectly useable here varied down out of EWF (and then varied back up to synch sensationally with War ‘Cinco De Mayo’!), and is flipped by the achingly soulful Teena Marie-duetted gorgeous 55-42/21-45-43-44-45/22bpm ‘Fire And Desire‘.

TEENA MARIE: ‘It Must Be Magic’ (Motown TMGT 1246).
Always her album’s hottest cut, this disjointedly starting then deep butch “You are under my power – it is the power of love” introed steady chugging jaunty 121bpm 12in emphatic smacker is right in the style of ‘Behind The Groove’ – and also Rick James’s ‘Give It To Me Baby’ – and should now hopefully be huge.

IMAGINATION: ‘Flashback’ (R&B RBSL 206).
A sensible follow-up choice, this slow-starting distinctively squeaky 0-110bpm 12in smacker is full of suppressed excitement, and flipped by the terrific rolling piano pushed 115bpm instrumental ‘Burnin’ Up‘ which broke first and fastest in the discos.

PIECES OF A DREAM: ‘Warm Weather’ (Elektra K 12569).
Hopefully hit-bound superb slinky 101/51bpm 7in atmospheric throbber sung in extremely Randy Crawford-like style by Barbara Walker, the teenaged jazz trio going it alone on the herky jerky bass and synth burbled 0-117-116bpm instrumental ‘Body Magic‘ flip.

LINX: ‘Can’t Help Myself’ (Chrysalis CHS 122565).
Disappointingly dreary lethargic roiling 117-118bpm pulsator with ‘You’re Lying’-style scatting break, on 3-track 12in with a slightly brighter alternative version featuring steel drums at the end, and the dull emptily racing 0-127-128-129-130bpm ‘I’m Not Joking‘ – which like much of its parent is listenable but not particularly danceable. The album sounds as if it was recorded through a cotton wool filter. I hate saying these negative things, but if it ain’t in the grooves it ain’t anywhere.

JOHNNY BRISTOL: ‘Take Me Down’ (Hansa HANSA 12 – 9).
Gus Dudgeon-produced radio-aimed mellow gently loping 99bpm 12in jogger with a pleasantly familiar feel, reaching a bass plonked rhythm break.

CELENA DUNCAN: ‘Shine On’ (RCA RCAT 156).
Trickily introed exuberant 0-121bpm 12in busy burbler smacks halfway with a repetitive guy counter-pointing soulful Celena, the good ingredients being messily assembled.

CACHE: ‘Where Is My Sunshine’ (Groove Production GP 111T).
Effetely sung and scatted bubbly but low-energy 114-116bpm 12in loper with obligatory sax and a slow lull towards the end, flipped by the far more interesting though extremely complex episodic ‘Jazzin’ & Cruisin‘ which is well worth hearing. Their name has an accent and is pronounced as if spelt Cachet.

PIGBAG: ‘Sunny Day’ (Y Y – 12).
Another great off the wall, atmosphere laden instrumental oddity, this 131-128bpm 7in rattler with scrubbing guitar and braying brass ends rather too soon.


IMPORTS

NOTHING PARTICULARLY sizzling would appear to have hit the shops by Friday despite a large intake of new import albums, so it is with a reasonably clear conscience that I say they can keep until any killer cuts emerge. The price of imports now allied to this week’s so-so material is likely to keep these otherwise probably perfectly reasonable sets sitting on the shelf for longer than in less expensive, more experimental times. The only one I bought this week was Twennynine – and then I got it on UK release in the mail the following morning! I have yet to receive the new album by Prince, and did not have time to BPM the good jazz set by Tyzik (check their ‘In The Mood‘), other new LPs being by Starpoint, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Switch, Bar-Kays, Ozone, GQ, Zoom, Stevie Woods, Bobby Womack, Mary Wells, JR Funk, Rhyze, Tierra, Wax, Syreeta, Lipps Inc. Another that was recently mailed out, with a belated chart appearance, is THE SYLVERS ‘Concept’ (US Solar S – 22) in which Solar’s house producer Leon Sylvers produces his erstwhile hit-making brothers and sisters in a predictable set of perfunctory smackers and the like all solidly styled if not too startling. BPM’s being ‘Take It To The Top‘ 118-117, ‘Heart Repair Man‘ 102, ‘Come Back Lover Come Back‘ (the CB song?!) 0-10-107, ‘I’m Gettin’ Over’ 111, ‘Reach Out’ 120(intro)-123, ‘Just When I Thought It Was Over’ 40/80, others being slow smoochers.


UK Disco Top 90 – November 7, 1981

01 03 Arthur Adams – You Got The Floor – RCA 12”
02 01 Rose Royce – R.R. Express / Lock It Down – Whitfield LP/12”
03 02 Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around – Elektra 12”
04 04 The Dukes – Mystery Girl – WEA 12”
05 09 Roger – I Heard It Through The Grapevine / A Chunk Of Sugar – Warner Bros 12”
06 14 Slave – Wait For Me / Party Lites / Snap Shot / Smokin’ / Steal Your Heart / Funken Town – US Cotillion LP
07 08 Mike ‘T’ / Joe Thomas – Do It Any Way You Wanna – Blue Inc 12”
08 26 Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove – CBS 12”
09 17 Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It / Take My Heart / Good Time Tonight – US De-Lite LP
10 10 Strikers – Inch By Inch – Epic 12”
11 06 Bob James – Sign Of The Times – Tappan Zee 12”
12 16 Ronnie Laws – Heavy On Easy / Stay Awake – Liberty 12”
13 13 T Life – Somethin’ That You Do To Me – US Arista 12”
14 05 Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine – Mercury 12”
15 07 Evelyn King – If You Want My Lovin’ – RCA 12”
16 18 Alphonze Mouzon – I’m Glad That You’re Here / Just Because Of You – US PAUSA LP
17 12 Savanna – I Can’t Turn Away – R&B 12”
18 19 Funk Fusion Band – Can You Feel It – US WMOT 12”
19 25 Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out – De-Lite 12”
20 21 Bohannon/Dr. Perri Johnson – Let’s Start The Dance (Remix) / Let’s Start II Dance Again – US Phase II 12”
21 27 Four Tops – When She Was My Girl – Casablanca 12”
22 29 Prince – Controversy – Warner Bros 12”
23 20 Dynasty – Love In The Fast Lane – US Solar LP
24 22 Trevor Walters – Love Me Tonight – Magnet 12”
25 11 Linx – So This Is Romance / The Rio Mix – Chrysalis 12”
26 24 Stanley Turrentine – Havin’ Fun With Mr.T / Hermanos / After The Love Is Gone / Tamarac – US Elektra LP
27 34 Second Image – Can’t Keep Holding On – Polydor 12”
28 28 Northend – Tee’s Happy / Happy Days – US Emergency 12”
29 33 Roger – Do It Roger / So Ruff So Tuff / Maxx Axe – US Warner Bros LP
30 15 Freddie Hubbard – You’re Gonna Lose Me / Sister ‘Stine – Fantasy 12”
31 32 Jerome – You’re Supposed To Be My Friend – DJM 12”
32 37 Rodney Franklin – Hill Street Blues / Endless Flight / Vibrations / Dance Tonight / Return To The Source – US Columbia LP
33 30 Pieces Of A Dream – Warm Weather – Elektra LP
34 36 Conquest – Give It To Me (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
35 40 Patti Austin – The Genie / Baby Come To Me / Love Me To Death / Every Home Should Have One – Qwest LP
36 46 Letta Mbulu – Kilimanjaro – US MJS 12”
37 62 Skool Boyz – Jam Beneath The Groove / Burning Up / Can We Do It Again / You Can Get Down – US Destiny LP
38 38 Melba Moore – Take My Love – EMI America 12”
39 42 Junior Giscombe – Mama Used To Say – Mercury 12”
40 23 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – I Like Your Lovin’ – Epic
41 50 Imagination – Burnin’ Up / So Good So Right / Flashback – R&B
42 31 Al Jarreau – Easy / We’re In This Love Together – Warner Bros 12”
43 47 Billy Ocean – Nights (Feel Like Getting Down) – GTO 12”/Video
44 35 Chi-Lites – Me And You – 20th Century-Fox/Chi-Sound 12”
45 39 Hi-Gloss – You’ll Never Know – Epic 12”
46 41 Whispers – This Kind Of Lovin’ – Solar 12”
47 44 Al Jarreau – Roof Garden / Teach Me Tonight / Closer To Your Love / Breakin’ Away – Warner Bros LP
48 84 The Quick – Zulu (Remix) – Epic 12”
49 66 Gayle Adams – Love Fever – US Prelude 12”
50 69 Earl Klugh – Twinkle – Liberty LP
51 49 Bang Gang – Street Music (Instrumental) – US Sugarscoop 12”
52 43 Candy Bowman – I Wanna Feel Your Love – RCA 12”
53 NE Randy Crawford – Street Life (Live) / Secret Combination – Warner Bros 12”
54 NE Modern Romance – Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey / Moose On The Loose / Tear The Roof Off The Moose – WEA 12”
55 65 Rhyze – Rhyze To The Top – US 20th Century-Fox 12”
56 NE Blue Rondo A La Turk – Me And Mr. Sanchez – Diable Noir 12”
57 57 The Joneses – Summer Groove (Moving-On) – Champagne 12”
58 63 Shadow – Born To Hustle / Best Lady / Shadows In The Street – Elektra LP
59 75 Captain Sky – Station Brake / (Innermission) – US WMOT 12”
60 51 K.I.D. – Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! – US SAM 12”
61 73 Mel Brooks – It’s Good To Be The King Rap / Instrumental – Luggage Label 12”
62 85 Vera – Take Me To The Bridge – Carrere 12”
63 71 Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation / Poyson / Feel So Good – US Atlantic LP
64 78 Rick James – Superfreak – Motown 12”
65 64 Jumbo – Take It Light – US Atlantic 12”
66 59 Arthur Adams – You Got The Floor (Instrumental) – US Inculcation 12”
67 NE George Benson – Turn Your Love Around – Warner Bros
68 86 Bunny Mack – Supafrico (Dub) – RCA 12”
69 88 Melba Moore – Let’s Stand Together – US EMI America LP
70 NE Twennynine/Lenny White – Twennynine (The Rap) / Need You / Just Like Dreamin’ / Rhythm – Elektra LP
71 NE Light Of The World – Ride The Love Train – EMI 12”
72 89 Jeanette ‘Lady’ Day – Come Let Me Love You – US Prelude 12”
73 54 Donald Byrd – Love For Sale / I Feel Like Loving You Today / I’ll Always Love You – Elektra LP
74 NE GQ – Shake – Arista 12”
75 74 Real Thing – Foot Tappin’ – Calibre 12”
76 53 Material – Bustin’ Out – Ze 12”
77 NE Skyy – Let’s Celebrate / Girl In Blue / Jam The Box – US Salsoul LP
78 83 Michael Henderson – (We Are Here To) Geek You Up – US Buddah LP
79 76 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – She’s Got Papers On Me – US Boardwalk LP
80 NE Jimmy Haynes (Senyah) – Funk On The Rocks – RCA 12”
81 61 Sylvers – Take It To The Top / Come Back Lover Come Back / I’m Gettin’ Over / P.S. – US Solar LP
82 55 Patti Austin – Do You Love Me? – Qwest 12”
83 90 Maze/Frankie Beverly – Joy And Pain – Capitol 12”/Video
84 79 Patrick Cowley – Menergy – US Fusion 12”
85 68 UK Players – Girl – A&M 12”
86 82 Freddie Hubbard – Splash – US Fantasy LP
87 72 Bobby Broom / Madagascar / Spaces – Saturday Night / Baby Not Tonight / Song For Jeremy – Arista 12” EP
88 56 Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love – Motown
89 58 Hi-Tension – We Got The Funk / Objects – EMI 12”
90 60 Geraldine Hunt – Heart To Heart – US Prism 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

George Benson: ‘Never Give Up On A Good Thing’ (Warner Bros LP promo)
Eddy Grant: ‘California Style’ / ‘Time To Let Go’ (Ice 12in)
Rufus/Chaka Khan: ‘Secret Friend’ / ‘Music Man’ (US MCA LP)
Shalamar: ‘Go For It’ / ‘Talk To Me’ / ‘Rocker’ (US Solar LP)
Diana Ross: ‘Mirror Mirror’ (Capitol LP)
Hot Cuisine: ‘Disco Calypso’ / ‘Skunkin’ (KRL 12in)
Bits & Pieces: ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ (Island 12in)
Live: ‘Strut Your Stuff’ (US TSOB 12in)
Human League Blue: ‘Open Your Heart’ (Virgin 12in)
Chi-Lites: ‘Try My Side (Of Love)’ (US 20th Century-Fox/Chi-Sound LP)
Victor Romero Evans: ‘I Need A Girl Tonight’ (Epic 12in)
Skyy: ‘Call Me’ (US Salsoul 12in)
Spandau Ballet: ‘Paint Me Down’ (Reformation 12in)
Ashford & Simpson: ‘It Seems To Hang On’ / ‘Love Don’t Make It Right’ (US Warner Bros LP)
Level 42: ‘Starchild’ (Polydor 12in)
Commodores: ‘Oh No’ (Motown)
Ozone: ‘Gigolette’ (US Motown LP)
Japan: ‘Quiet Life’ (Hansa 12in)
Teddy Pendergrass: ‘Nine Times Out Of Ten’ / ‘I Can’t Leave Your Love Alone’ (Phil Int)
Temptations: ‘Aiming At Your Heart’ / ‘The Life Of A Cowboy’ (Motown 12in)
Isley Brothers: ‘Inside You’ (Epic 12in)
Tyzik: ‘In The Mood’ / ‘Florentine’ (US Capitol LP)
Jerry Carr: ‘This Must Be Heaven’ (US Cherie 12in)
Haircut One Hundred: ‘Favourite Shirts’ (Arista 12in)
Frontline Orchestra: ‘No Entry’ / ‘Don’t Turn Your Back On Me’ (Ice 12in)
Jumpp: ‘The Bounce’ (RCA 12in)
Chocolate Milk: ‘Blue Jeans’ (US RCA 12in)
Freeez: ‘Anti-Freeez’ (Beggars Banquet 12in)
Kwick: ‘You’re The Kind Of Girl I Like’ / ‘Nightlife’ / ‘Shake Till Your Body Break’ (US EMI America LP)
Shalamar: ‘Sweeter As The Days Go By’ / ‘The Final Analysis’ (Solar 12in)


POD (Pop Orientated Dance):

1(1) Human League Blue, 2(2) Depeche Mode, 3(4) Ottawan, 4(3) Soft Cell, 5(6) Linx, 6(5) Tweets, 7(12) Stewart/Gaskin, 8(14) Altered Images, 9(11) Imagination ‘In And Out’, 10(8) Central Line, 11(9) Modern Romance ‘Salsa’, 12(7) Human League Red, 13(13) Japan, 14(10) Hi-Gloss, 15(15) Tight Fit Pt.2, 16(27) Four Tops, 17(18) Donald Byrd, 18(17) Funkapolitan, 19(28) Heaven 17 ‘Penthouse’, 20(29) OMITD ‘Joan’, 21(16) Heaven 17 ‘Play’, 22(22) Madness, 23(38) Jerome, 24(21) Star Sound, 25(24) Ross/Richie, 26(19) Tom Tom Club, 27(20) Haircut One Hundred, 28(23) Pointer Sisters, 29(-) Human League Blue ‘Do Or Die’ / ‘Things’ (Virgin LP), 30(45) Strikers, 31(-) Shirley James/Danny Ray ‘Right Time Of The Night’ (Black Jack 12in), 32(31) OMITD ‘Souvenir’, 33(-) Weapon Of Peace ‘Jah Love’ (Safari 12in), 34(-) Toyah, 35(-) Chas Jankel ‘Questionnaire’ (A&M 12in), 36(-) Motown Mix, 37(-) Thomas Dolby, 38(38) Shock ‘Dynamo Beat’ (RCA 12in), 39(-) Gary Glitter, 40(49) Elvis Costello, 41(50) Police ‘Sun’, 42(-) Alvin Stardust, 43(48) Bananarama ‘Aie A Mwana’ (Deram 12in), 44(44) Dukes, 45(-) ABC, 46(-) Barry Manilow, 47(30) Evelyn King, 48(-) Caprice ‘Love Letters’ (Beggars Banquet 12in), 49(-) Bad Manners, 50(-) Godley & Creme.


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:
Rush 0-45/90-0r, Genesis 0-128f, Gary US Bonds 104/52-0r, Randy Crawford 87/43f, Jets 203-0r, ABC 119c, Saxon 108-220-0c, Kool 0-120-119f, Exploited 0-288c.

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