January 23, 1982: “D” Train, Bohannon, Brandi Wells, Barbara Roy & E.P.P., Mynk

No Odds ‘N’ Bods this week.


“D” TRAIN: ‘You’re The One For Me (Instrumental)’ (Epic EPC A13-2016).
Blinding stereo synth introed powerful catchy rolling and tumbling 120bpm 12in instrumental whomping smacker with a bit of echoing hollering halfway before an ever-changing simple synth seated rhythm break (try synching QT through it!) — however in typical style, they’ve kept this the instrumental hot side as the B-side, so do be warned because I have heard of unaware DJs (especially gigging radio jocks) being greeted with hoots of derision when they used the chaps chanted, OK but less hip, 121bpm vocal topside.

BOHANNON: ‘Let’s Start II Dance Again’ (London HLX 10582).
My enduring devotion to 1978’s original ‘Let’s Start The Dance‘ is no secret and I must confess I still use it more than this, but as an ultra-exciting remix this 120-121-120-119bpm 12in rejig must take some beating – over the pounding inexorably jittery original track Hamilton has added another layer of rhythm and Dr Perri Johnson’s rap, while the flip is a straight remix of the original without any rap, leaving Caroline Crawford to sing it alone. For a killer mix, start the Whispers ‘It’s A Love Thing’ (at the intro) immediately after the first 4 bars (16 beats) of the flip’s first jittery break — you’ll find the Whispers start singing immediately after Caroline’s first “everybody get on up and dance” (which you must then whip out fast). While also KID ‘Hupendi Muziki Wangu?!’ and Deodato’s ‘Whistle Bump’ (varied up) do a dynamite long running synch out of either side.

BRANDI WELLS: ‘Watch Out’ (Virgin VS 479-12).
PRT unexpectedly lost the WMOT catalogue over Xmas after they’d issued an unbeatable value promo white label coupling of this plus the still at the moment much hotter ‘What Goes Around Comes Around‘ — however, as an enduring piece of music this Dexter Wansel-arranged chunkily rolling bass rumbled 118bpm 12in lilter with a rap about the backing musicians and some superb jazzy scatting is in truth a superior side, and as such (if the two songs had to be split) would still have been a strong second release whereas ‘Around’ will probably not now last long enough to follow up once this has had its day. 

THE JONES GIRLS: ‘Nights Over Egypt’ (Philadephia International PIR 13-A2031).
Musically superb and undoubtedly popular though it be, this Dexter Wansel co-penned sweetly cooed semi-slow bumpily jogging 55-111/55bpm 12in swayer with a whiff of Eastern promise has made it surprisingly high in our purported “floor-filler” chart — however, it’s commendable that CBS have reversed an earlier decision to release it now. Flipped by the gentle slow 54bpm ‘Love Don’t Ever Say Goodbye‘.

WALLACE W WILLIAMS: ‘Waterbed/The Englishman’s Toast Breakfast Dub’ (Trindisc TRIN001).
A monster in reggae venues, this jauntily catchy 63bpm 12in throbber with steel drums gets really good in the dynamite last half ‘Englishman’s dub’ in which Wallace assumes an accent as he says, convincingly like “an Old Etonian”, to scat, rap and mutter in disconcertingly sexy style about spanking you on your behind.

EXPLOSIVO: ‘Volare’ (CBS A13-1935).
Blatantly Europop but terrifically infectious MoR-aimed rattling fun-filled fast galloping 129bpm 12in revival of Domenico Modugho’s much-covered 1958 Eurovision winning international smash — dig the long note-holding pause as they start the lyric (largely in Italian).

MELBA MOORE: ‘Let’s Stand Together’ (LP ‘What A Woman Needs’ EMI America AML 3019).
Never as big on import as it deserved, this McFadden & Whitehead penned/produced – ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’-style swinging 0-119-121bpm soul anthem-type smacker heavily features what has to be the guys themselves joining in to share the vocals around a beefy bass break. Maybe a UK 12in could do the trick?

SHEREE BROWN: ‘It’s A Pleasure’ (Capitol CL 232).
Minnie Riperton-ish gorgeous gurgling and squeaking slow rolling delightful 47/95-96-97bpm 7in jogger, welcome at last on single.

TEENA MARIE: ‘Portuguese Love’ (Motown TMGT 1251).
Extremely complex but exquisite long slow Latin-ish meandering jazzy vocal tour de force on 12in remix (there’s also an alternative DJ-only promo re-remix). c/w the thudding jaunty 122bpm ‘The Ballad Of Cradle Rob And Me‘.

CARROLL THOMPSON: ‘Just A Little Bit’ (Red Bus RBUS 65).
Delightful rhythmically unusual lovers rock-ish attractive 64/129bpm 12in jerky smooth lilter reminiscent to these nostalgic ears of the Sapphires ‘Who Do You Love’ and other soft soul sounds circa 1964.

PLUTO: ‘Your Honour’ (KR KRT 4, via RCA).
Mr Shervington’s deliberately jolting 0-78bpm staccato reggae story song is similar to, and on 3 track 12in with, his old 86bpm ‘Dat‘ along with a more modern 65/130bpm instrumental ‘No Honour Among Tiefs‘ (sic).

JOSE FELICIANO: ‘I Wanna Be Where You Are’ (Motown TMG 1252).
Attractively catchy tension building shuffling 43-87-89bpm 7in jogger, with a good brassily pushing jittery 105-107bpm ‘Let’s Make Love Over The Telephone‘ flip (sounds painful!).

TS MONK: ‘Too Much Too Soon’ (LP ‘More Of The Good Life’ Mirage K 50844).
Chic-type lightweight rolling 117-121-119bpm jolter due on 12in (already serviced on US promo), ‘First Lady Of Love‘ being a grittier 121-123bpm smooth whomper and ‘You’re Askin’ Me, I’m Askin’ You (Buggin’ Me Out)‘ a slow 94-96bpm jitterer — but it’s a disappointingly dull set.

RANDY CRAWFORD: ‘Imagine’ (Warner Bros K 17906).
Very slow quietly starting 30-61-30-0bpm 7in “live” Lennon smoocher.

C.M. LORD: ‘Flashback’ (RCA RCAT 180).
Chick wailed, guitar jittered, bass and synth burbled noisy 0-117bpm 12in smacker gets het up about not a lot and so far has done nothing on import.

NEW YORK SKYY: ‘Jam The Box’ (LP ‘Skyy Line’ Epic/Streetwave EPC 85494).
Apart from both sides of their current hit, the Randy Muller-produced set’s other lesser attractions are this booming 120bpm smacker with some more of their “Skyyzoo” (kazoo), the Chic-ish jiggly 118-119bpm ‘Get Into The Beat‘ and bumpily smacking 114(start)-115bpm ‘Girl In Blue‘.

JUMPP: ‘Take It Easy’ (RCA RCAT 178).
Rauciously chanted tiresomely unsubtle pop disco-aimed lurching brassy 121-119-120bpm 12in smacker, better (as before) on the instrumental ‘Over Easy‘ flip.

KWICK. ‘Nightlife’ (EMI America 12EA 133).
Ponderous slowly rolling 105bpm jiggly funk chugger on 3-track 12in (sadly without the guys’ far better ‘You’re The Kind Of Girl I Like‘), flipped by the ploddingly thudding 106bpm ‘Here I Go Again‘ and livelier jittery 120-121-122bpm ‘Split Decision‘.

HAIRCUT ONE HUNDRED: ‘Love Plus One’ (Arista CLIP 2).
Beautifully arranged Elvis ‘Suspicion’-type bass throbbed 136-137bpm 7in skipper with some ”ay ay ay” chants. Hopefully due on 12in soon.

OMD: ‘Maid Of Orleans’ (Dindisc DIN 40-12).
Skippable electronic tones introed excellent ultra catchy sombrely sung slow 73bpm 12in multi-textured synth thudder. A likely national number one.

PRECIOUS WILSON: ‘I Need You’ (Epic EPC A1854).
Good pop-aimed storming 132bpm 7in revamp of the old Solomon Burke / Rolling Stones ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love’.

TIGHT FIT: ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ (Jive JIVE 9).
Terrific 122bpm 7in pop update, vocally true to the Tokens original.

JAPAN: ‘European Son’ (Hansa HANSA 10).
Newly remixed old 132bpm 7in Giorgio-style synth skitterer evidently due on 12in.

DAVID GAMSON: ‘Sugar Sugar’ (RTO RT 088).
Fairly pointless 127bpm 12in electro-pop rejig with synth twiddles and ugly vocals of the Archies classic, not another ‘It’s My Party’, the similar instrumental 127bpm ‘Honey Honey‘ flip being better.

SPANDAU BALLET: ‘She Loved Like Diamond’ (Reformation CHS 2585). Bowie influenced bellowing and groaning supposedly lyrical 130bpm 7in patterer. Truly dreadful, but the largely instrumental flip is better (12in due).

JUSTIN FASHANU: ‘Do It Cos You Like It’ (Rondelet 12 ROUND 14).
Awful jerky 123bpm 12in mess by a good looking young black footballer who can’t sing but is evidently highly rated by Nottingham Forest.

JOHNNY BRISTOL: ‘Hold Onto Love’ (Hansa HANSA 11).
Lovely lush harmony backed lurching 71bpm 7in treatment of Peter Skellern’s ethereal old smoocher.

JAN SEIDEL: ‘On The Farm’ (RCA PB4576).
Frighteningly catchy accordion played rumpity tumpity waltz time 92-0bpm 7in attempt at another ‘Birdie Song’ (or, in this instance, ‘Quacka Song’) with Percy Edwards’ twin working overtime on animal noises, the similar 92-0bpm ‘The Cow Polka’ flip being virtually a continuation.


BARBARA ROY AND E.P.P.: ‘If You Want Me’ (Canadian Black Sun BS-7).
Briefly mentioned before Xmas, this sensational 115-114-114-114bpm 12in remix of Barbara Gaskin’s creamily clomping tripper from last summer now features all the megamix tricks in the book, phasing, double beating, overlaying and adding bits to build the excitement to fever pitch. Maybe I’m late in emphasising the point, but this is not to be missed.

MYNK: ‘Get Up An’ Dance (Dance With Me)’ (US Posse POS 1205).
Also briefly mentioned before (as were several more this week), this stolidly clomping steady 111(intro)-113-114-113-114(etc)bpm 12in trotting chugger has interplaying smooth then choppy chaps ‘n’ chix and stretches of smacking emphasis woven into the infectiously compulsive pushing momentum, the instrumental flip showing up the good clean arrangement.

ERNIE WATTS: ‘Chariots Of Fire’ LP (US Qwest QWS 3637).
Quincy-produced saxist’s set led by a good subdued 111-110-111bpm ‘Dance Version’ of the Vangelis title track movie theme (there’s also a slow 0-38bpm treatment), vocal cuts like the stolidly rolling 0-93bpm ‘Hold On‘ with yowling guitar or fast 129bpm ‘Gigolo‘ (wot—anuvver!) being less interesting, though the 102bpm tootling of ‘Valdez In The Country‘ should get jazz attention.

THE NICK STRAKER BAND: ‘NSB Radio’ (LP ‘The Nick Straker Band’ US Prelude PRL 14101).
Rather good electronically rhythmic steady 120bpm smooth pusher (great synched up out of ‘Fungi Mama’) with subdued vocal giving way to nice jazzy piano, similar to the included (and remixed?) 117bpm ‘A Little Bit Of Jazz‘, ‘The Beat Inside‘ being a lurching 0-14bpm jolter and ‘Airwaves‘ a pleasant slow jazzy 94/47bpm instrumental jogger. Significantly, following his US disco success, Nick’s white and English ethnic origin is concealed by sitting a cute little black kid at the piano on the sleeve.

JERRY CARR: ‘This Must Be Heaven’ LP (US Cherie CR 19330).
Kicked off by the title track 116-117-118-116-118bpm (1bpm faster than 12in) jolting smacker, the bass wielding soul singer’s set serves up the jittery driving 114-115bpm ‘Throw Down‘, buoyantly ticking 117bpm ‘I Can’t Hide It‘, rumbling thudding 113bpm ‘You Are The One‘ and soulful jogging 93bpm ‘Keep On Comin’ Back‘ to suggest he’s a new talent to keep an eye on.

TERRI GONZALES: ‘Treat Yourself To My Love’ (US Becket BKD – 507).
Chick squawked ponderously lurching 105-107-109-110-109bpm 12in jolter has grow-on-you appeal and eventually metamorphoses into some bass thudded smacking breaks with nice horn tootling, the flip being basically instrumental with the title line chanting.

KOMIKO: ‘Feel Alright’ (US SAM S-12344).
Bass juddered 114-115-116bpm 12in lurching tripper with synth twiddles ‘n’ sizzles and some squawking chick, instrumental on the longer flip.

HENDERSON & WHITFIELD: ‘Dancin’ To The Beat’ (US Park Place ALI-1083).
Monotonous jittery 116bpm 12in instrumental clomper with busy bass and heavy beat, best for mixing rather than as music for its own sake, the untidily chanted faster 118bpm vocal plugside getting fewer DJ plays.

GEMINI: ‘It’s Friday Night!!’ (LP ‘Rising’ US M&M MM-101AE).
Fast initially lightweight 120-122-123bpm jittery galloper toughens up as it flashes through some frenetic instrumental work, ‘Ain’t No Love (Better Than Your Love)‘ being a good beefily clumping bass bumped 112bpm smacker with staccato harmonies, others on the soulsters’ set being pleasant slowies.

EMPIRE PROJECTING PENNY: ‘Freakman’ (Canadian Quality / RFC QRFC 687).
Chick muttered monotonous murkily tapping and tumbling 107bpm 12in clonker, with a longer 106bpm B-side continuation, which still does nothing for me — but it is pressed in nice white vinyl.

FUSE ONE: ‘Silk’ LP (US CTI 9006).
Creed Taylor-produced jazz superstar line-up led by Stanley Clark and including Ronnie Foster, Ndugu, Tom Browne, Stanley Turrentine, Eric Gale, George Benson, Dave Valentin & Wynton Marsalis – but it ain’t as good as the last Fuse set – the title track being a pleasant steadily jogging 96/48bpm swayer and ‘Sunwalk‘ a subduedly throbbing 112-113-115bpm loper with some scatting vocoder and superstar solos.

MICHAEL FRANKS: ‘Objects Of Desire’ LP (US Warner Bros BSK 3648).
Pleasant lightweight blue-eyed vocal joggers backed by copious superstar support including all the Brecker-type names, making lovely listening with tracks like the 108/54 bpm ‘Flirtation’ getting a bit grittier.

PEGGY DODSON: ‘Please Don’t Break The Groove’ (US SMD APT – 12 – 1001).
Squeakily wailed jittery chugging 117(start)-116bpm 12in jolter with rattling break and synth building the drive as it progresses, making the mainly instrumental flip possibly better.

KANO: ‘Can’t Hold Back (Your Loving)’ (LP ‘New York Cake’ US Mirage WTG 19327).
Italian-recorded well enough made unhurriedly roiling Chic-ish simple 108bpm disco burbler serviced on US promo 12in, other cuts getting some attention being the electronically jittered clapping and rattling 125bpm ‘Round And Round‘ and vocoder spiced chaps chanted 125bpm ‘Don’t Try To Stop Me‘ — but it all lacks personality.

DANCE REACTION: ‘Disco Train’ (Dutch Friends FR 12011).
Fairly awful 122bpm 12in Eurodisc synth shuffler with a North Eastern lilt at times, chiefly remarkable for the 122bpm ‘Trainsound’ flip which is just the synthetic choo-choo effect on its own, then with added beat, great for mixers.

LOVE CONNECTION: ‘Hot Blood’ (US Gee String CP – 1982).
Smoothly whomping 121bpm 12in pounder with wheezing synth before slick chix get excited by what sounds like the disembodied guffaws of Barry White’s ghost playing the Devil.

ADVENTURE: ‘Phantasy Eyeland (What Is Your Phantasy)’ (US Sweet Mountain SM 506).
TV-derived dull juddering c.110bpm 12in semi-rap funk thudder and c.111bpm B-side ‘What Is Your Phantasy (Phantasy Eyeland)’ variation, from Sugarhill’s new sister label.

PHILLY SOCIETY/THE MONTANA ORCHESTRA: ‘Philly Medley’ (US Philly Sound Works PSW 12481).
Vince Montana-arr/prod pounding 125-123bpm 12in medley of ‘Love Train/The Love I Lost’ and 126-118-120bpm ‘Backstabbers/I Don’t Love You Anymore/Bad Luck’, close to the originals but segued by chopping together individual new recordings rather than laying down one continuous backing track, so the clumsy result’s a disappointment.

THE SEQUENCE: ‘Sugarhill Presents The Sequence’ LP (US Sugarhill SH 256).
Routine girlie group rappers, most passable being the 101bpm ‘Funk A Doodle Rock Jam’, 111bpm ‘Simon Says‘, 110bpm ‘We Don’t Rap The Rap‘.

OTHER IMPORTS in brief include on 12in:

CAROL WILLIAMS: ‘No One Can Do It (Like You) (Remix)’ (US Vanguard Disco).
A clickety-clacking bass bumped monotonous c.106bpm smacker with instrumental flip.

MYSTERY: ‘Hold On To This Moment (Remix)’ (US Tommy Boy).
A guy sung zappy fast zingy c.129bpm smacker.

WEST STREET MOB: ‘Got To Give It Up’ (US Sugarhill).
An over busy bass jolted 119bpm lurcher with vocoder-spiked instrumental flip.

INFINITY: ‘Check Me Out’ (US ROTR).
Ponderous c.116bpm chix.

Jazz albums getting attention include the Joe Sample-ish and expensive TOSHIYUKI DAITOKU: ‘Skifflin’ (Japanese Better Days), DON LATARSKI: ‘Haven’ and JOHN NEPTUNE ‘Bamboo’ (both US Inner City), while disco sets also now include EMPRESS and LINDA CLIFFORD.

UK Disco Top 90 – January 23, 1982

01 01 Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It – De-Lite 12”
02 02 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
03 03 Alton Edwards – I Just Wanna – Streetwave 12”
04 06 Tom Browne – Fungi Mama / Funkin’ For Jamaica – Arista GRP 12”
05 04 New York Skyy – Let’s Celebrate / Call Me – Epic/Streetwave 12”
06 09 George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing – Warner Bros 12”
07 05 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around / Watch Out – US WMOT LP/White Label 12” promo
08 08 Gayle Adams – Love Fever – Epic 12”
09 07 Earth Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove – CBS 12”
10 14 Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That – RCA 12”
11 21 Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance / Let’s Start The Dance (Remix) – US Phase II 12”/London 12” promo
12 19 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – US SAM 12”
13 13 George Benson – Turn Your Love Around / Unchained Melody – Warner Bros 12”
14 12 Grover Washington Jr – Little Black Samba / Jamming / Be Mine (Tonight) – Elektra LP
15 11 Imagination – Flashback / Burnin’ Up – R&B 12”
16 15 Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt – Philadelphia Int 12”
17 23 Central Line – Don’t Tell Me – Mercury 12”
18 32 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – US Mel-O/Atlantic RFC 12”
19 24 Lamont Dozier – Shout About It – US M&M 12”
20 56 Central Line – Breaking Point / That’s No Way To Treat My Love – US Mercury LP
21 48 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – US Sutra 12”
22 16 Aurra – Make Up Your Mind – US Salsoul 12”
23 17 T.C. Curtis – Bodyshake (Instrumental) – Groove Production 12”
24 20 Second Image – Can’t Keep Holding On – Polydor 12”
25 18 Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out – De-Lite 12”
26 33 Jumpp – Bouncy Bouncy / The Bounce – RCA 12”
27 29 Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done – Polydor 12”
28 63 Yvonne Gage – Garden Of Eve – US Atlantic RFC 12”
29 10 Lessette Wilson – Caveman Boogie / Saturday Nite Groovin’ / Corrida (Ai No Corrida) – US Headfirst LP
30 35 Earth Wind & Fire – I’ve Had Enough / Lady Sun / Evolution Orange – CBS LP
31 25 Alphonze Mouzon – I’m Glad That You’re Here – London 12”
32 26 J. Walter Negro & Loose Jointz – Shoot The Pump – Zoo York 12”
33 36 Syreeta – Quick Slick – Motown 12”
34 68 Gilberto Gil – Palco – German WEA LP
35 30 Bar-Kays – Nightcruising – Mercury 12”
36 89 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love – US Chaz Ro 12”
37 27 Letta Mbulu – Kilimanjaro – US MJS 12”
38 67 Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way – US Harlem Int 12”
39 43 Luther Vandross – Never Too Much – Epic 12”
40 60 Henderson & Whitfield – Dancin’ To The Beat (Inst) / (Vocal) – US Park Place 12”
41 57 Ray Barretto – Pastime Paradise / The Old Castle – US CTI LP
42 46 Earl Klugh – Twinkle – Liberty 12”
43 41 Tom Browne – Bye Gones / Lazy Bird – Arista GRP LP
44 31 GQ – Shake / I Love (The Skin You’re In) – Arista 12”
45 47 Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation – US Tommy Boy 12”
46 37 Mike & Brenda Sutton – We’ll Make It – US SAM 12”
47 39 Human League 100 – Don’t You Want Me – Virgin 12”
48 65 Direct Drive – Time Machine / Don’t Depend On Me / Take A Stand – Oval 12”
49 28 Shock – Let Your Body Do The Talkin’ / Let’s Get Crackin’ / I Think I Love You – US Fantasy LP
50 42 K.I.D. – Hupendi Muziki Wangu?! – US SAM 12”
51 59 Mirage – As From Now – Copasetic/12” promo
52 69 Mynk – Get Up An’ Dance – US Posse 12”
53 49 Level 42 – Starchild – Polydor 12”
54 76 T.S. Monk – Too Much Too Soon / First Lady Of Love / You’re Askin’ Me, I’m Askin’ You – Mirage LP/12” promo
55 73 Zafra Bros – Will You See Me Tonight – US Eastbourne 12”
56 50 Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart / Good Time Tonight – De-Lite LP
57 55 Jerry Carr – This Must Be Heaven – US Cherie 12”
58 51 Dynasty – Love In The Fast Lane – Solar 12”
59 40 Slave – Snap Shot / Wait For Me / Party Lites / Steal Your Heart Smokin’ – Cotillion LP
60 22 Bohannon – Take The Country To New York City / A Happy Song For You / (Inserts) – US Phase II LP
61 52 Rick James – Superfreak – Motown 12”
62 58 Prince – Controversy – Warner Bros 12”
63 79 Northend – Tee’s Happy / Happy Days – US Emergency 12”
64 70 Bob James – The Steamin’ Feelin’ – Tappan Zee 12”
65 62 Empire – Freakman – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
66 87 QT – Want Some Get Some – US M&M 12”
67 86 Lamont Dozier – You Oughta Be In Pictures – US M&M LP
68 45 Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation – US Atlantic LP
69 61 Melba Moore – Take My Love – EMI America 12”
70 34 Norman Connors – Mr. C / She’s Gone – US Arista LP
71 NE Kasso – Kasso – US Delirium/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
72 NE Four Tops – Don’t Walk Away – Casablanca 12”
73 66 Tracy Weber – Sure Shot – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
74 44 Detroit Spinners – Knack For Me / Love Connection / Can’t Shake This Feelin’ – Atlantic LP
75 NE Five Special – Just A Feeling / Why Leave Us Alone – Elektra 12”
76 81 Touch – Keep On – White Label 12”
77 NE Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Y 12”
78 80 Kano – Can’t Hold Back / Round And Round – US Mirage LP/12” promo
79 88 Diana Ross – Tenderness / Medley – Motown 12”
80 72 Hawk & Co – Nitelife – Epic/12” promo
81 NE Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – It’s Nasty – US Sugarhill 12”
82 53 Twennynine/Lenny White – Twennynine (The Rap) / Rhythm / Movin’ On – Elektra LP
83 85 Godmoma – Godmoma Here – US Elektra LP
84 NE Komiko – Feel Alright – US SAM 12”
85 NE Slyck – Love It Or (Beat The Bush) / Bush Beat (Mixers De-lite) – US Solid Platinum 12”
86 RE Gene Dunlap – Party In Me / Take My Love / Jam City – US Capitol LP
87 90 Fine Quality featuring Cuz – Ahh Dance – US Sugarhill 12”
88 NE Whispers – Love Is Where You Find It / In The Raw / Emergency / Turn Me Out / Cruisin’ In – Solar LP
89 NE Double Exposure – After All This Time – US Gold Coast 12”
90 77 Modern Romance – Clubland Mix / Bring On The Funkateers – WEA LP


BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Syreeta: ‘Out The Box’ (US Tamla LP)
Purple Flash: ‘Creme Souflee’ (Canadian Uniwave 12in)
Wallace W. Williams: ‘Waterbed’ (Trindisc 12in)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five: ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel’ (Sugarhill 12in)
Miss Man & Co: ‘Give It All To Me’ (Canadian Cha Cha Palace 12in)
Carol Jiani: ‘Hit ‘N Run Lover (Megamix)’ (US Moby Dick 12in)
Barbara Roy & EPP: ‘If You Want Me (Remix)’ (Canadian Black Sun 12in)
Modern Romance: ‘Queen Of The Rapping Scene’ (WEA 12in)
Rick James: ‘Ghetto Life’ (Motown 12in)
Ernie Watts: ‘Chariots Of Fire’ (US Qwest LP)
Dr Jackyll & Mr Hyde: ‘Genius Rap’ / ‘Genius Of Love’ (US Profile 12in)
Mike Post: ‘Hill Street Blues’ (Elektra 12in)
Diana Ross: ‘Work That Body’ (Capitol LP)
Stone: ‘Time’ (US West End 12in)
Terri Gonzales: ‘Treat Yourself To My Love’ (US Becket 12in)
Fuse One: ‘Silk’ / ‘Sunwalk’ (US CTI LP)
Toshiyuki Daltoku: ‘Skifflin’ / ‘Jinks High’ (Japanese Better Days LP)
Leonard Seeley’s Heritage: ‘Feel It’ (US Zoo York 12in)

POD (Pop Orientated Dance — compiled from DJs playing a wide range of material):

1(1)Human League 100, 2(23) Kool ‘Get Down’, 3(2) EWF ‘Groove’, 4(14) Imagination, 5(8) Soft Cell ‘Bedsitter’, 6(5) Kool ‘Steppin’, 7(12) Duran Duran, 8(3) Modern Romance ‘Moosey’, 9(4) Haircut 100 ‘Shirts’, 10(13) Diana Ross ‘Fools’, 11(39) Four Tops ‘Walk’, 12(32) Altered Images ‘I Could’, 13(-) Alton Edwards, 14(-) George Benson ‘Turn’, 15(-) Kraftwerk ‘Model’ / ‘Computer’, 16(29) Rose Royce, 17(7) ABC ‘Tears’, 18(46) Shakatak, 19(37) Rod Stewart, 20(11) Snowmen, 21(19) Jumpp ‘Bouncy’, 22(28) Second Image, 23(24) Tweets ‘Birdie Song’, 24(6) Blue Rondo, 25(10) Godley & Creme, 26(40) Bucks Fizz, 27(-) Diana Ross ‘Tenderness’, 28(50) Perry Haines, 29(-) Pigbag ‘Papa’, 30(-) Dollar, 31(20) Cliff Richard, 32(26) Abba, 33(34) Alphonse Mouzon, 34(-) Gayle Adams, 35(38) Chas & Dave, 36(-) OMD ‘Maid’, 37(15) Madness, 38(-) Waitresses ‘Xmas Wrapping’ (Ze), 39(-) The Mood ‘Don’t Stop’ (RCA), 40(-) Pointer Sisters ‘Should I’, 41(-) Philip Lynott, 42(33) The Quick, 43(27) Ultravox, 44(-) Dynasty, 45(22) Trini Lopez, 46(9) Police ‘Magic’, 47(-) David Bowie ‘Golden Years’ / ‘Wind’, 48(-) Kool ‘Take My Heart’, 49(-) Techno Twins, 50(-) Luther Vandross.


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:

Shakin’ Stevens 162-0r, Olivia Newton John 132f, Elkie Brooks 109f, Lulu 107f, Mike Post 0-49-98-0r, Lindsey Buckingham 125f, Sammy Hagar 0-45/90-91f, Joan Armatrading 0-29-58f, New York Skyy 118-119bpm, Techno Twins 0-144/72f.

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