February 13, 1982: Tomorrow’s Edition, George Duke, Claudja Barry, Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields, War

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

MORGAN KHAN in fact turned down Vicki ‘D’ as he now realises Streetwave will do better by originating its own UK-produced product (a lesson first learned by Island’s Chris Blackwell in the ’60s) . . . Streetwave meanwhile are — incredibly — having difficulty in finding an office junior with the right attitude, an intelligent non-smoking school leaver (O Level Maths / English) keen on music and competent to cope on his own, to work at their new office next to West Acton tube station. Call 01-593-1512 and get into the music business . . . Motown’s Roger Upright and Robert Bienman are forming their own DJ mailing list at RCA, independent of Rush Release . . . Kleeer’s ‘Taste The Music’ import LP is now distributed here by WEA (Atlantic K50873) . . . Lime ‘Your Love’ / ‘Agent 406’ appears to have switched from Excaliber to Carrere (CART 227), while Excaliber seem to be re-promoting Firefly ‘Love (Is Gonna Be On Your Side)’ from last summer . . . Teddy Pendergrass came across best on the slowies at his beautifully staged shows (great lighting) last week, but hasn’t he a funny way of walking?! . . . Brass Construction and BT Express members have combined to form Brass Tacks (geddit?) with hot toons due soon . . . Shock, the US funk group, will be called Oregon Shock here to prevent confusion with the UK dance group . . . Showstoppers St Tropez trip in May will feature star DJs Chris Hill, Froggy, Jeff Young, Sean French, Robbie Vincent and maybe more, while next month’s Caister weekender is virtually sold out . . . psst —  Monday (15) London’s Embassy is the place to be, Brideshead-type smart dress essential . . . Tony ‘visionary entrepreneur’ Jenkins was entertaining the media to tea at the Ritz on Tuesday, full story next week . . . Paul Major has turned Gt Yarmouth’s Wheels into a home for the Country Bumpkins tribe, with a weekly fanzine and jazz-funk-soul every Friday / Saturday (except this Saturday, it’s closed) . . . Stockton on Tees Club Fiesta next Sunday (21) has a jazz-funk alldayer, coaches welcome (£2.50 admission), with Alex Lowes, Paul Cooke, David Baird, Phil Mitchell and Lofty Lofthouse — and Lofty, in very different style, is also running a general pop quiz every Thursday at Chester-Le-Street’s Whispers in the Garden Farm Hotel, application forms from the club or anyone interested in the North-East can call Lofty (afternoons) on Gateshead 775021 . . . Nigel Porter and chums hope to counteract Leicester’s electro-pop / rockabilly mania with jazz-funk-soul fortnightly at the Saracen’s Head in the city centre every other Monday (22nd next one) . . . Derek Pierce, who does Bath Moles ‘Cabaret Moderne’ nights on Thursdays now, is writing a history of Electronic Music for the magazine Electronics & Music Matter, which should interest recent Kraftwerk converts . . . Oneness Of Juju and Jimmy Castor are huge at Soho’s Le Beat Route on the Friday posers night, when far from provincial electronics the crowd prefer mid-70’s jazz-funk . . . Frenchie (Blackpool) says any and all of the various ‘Genius Of Love’ versions are huge in the North-West . . . Canvey Goldmine, rapidly turning the Detroit Spinners ‘I’ll Be Around’ into a new (?) anthem, says the recent Barry White ‘Beware’ (US Unlimited Gold LP) is his hottest smoocher . . . Ian Levine is inviting record company and media people to a special night at Charing Cross’s normally gay Heaven on Tuesday (16) . . . Tricky Dicky, whose gay Dicks Inn nights now include Kensington’s Union Tavern in Camberwell New Road every Tues / Thursday and the Old Kent Road’s Astoria on Thursdays, reports that ‘Bobby’s Girl’ Susan Maughan at a recent PA looked so good still she could join the Nolans! . . . Phil ‘Red’ Andrews unfortunately named Amazing Woofters Roadshow does Derby’s Bridge Inn on Fri / Sun / Tuesdays, the Albion Suite on Thursdays . . . Rob Harknett (Harlow) tells how a friend recently did a gig for a token £10 fee when a mobile DJ arrived and offered his services “for £5 less than that lot”, and on being told he’d then be working for just £5 in total he agreed to try an audition . . . The DJ Federation have circulated a handsomely produced DJs Year Book, in which (inevitably) many of the record company details are already out of date . . . Thames Valley DJ Assn meet on Sunday, 28th Feb, at noon in Ivor’s Tower Arms pub, Thorney Lane South (where unfortunately I will be unable to speak as invited), the Assn currently offering silly string at 95p a can (12 for £10.50 plus postage) to all DJs, details from TVDJA, PO Box 25, Staines, Mx . . . Gary Oldis has returned to Dee Jay’s Country Club, as the Gretna Green has been renamed after refurbishment, where a high quality musical cross section packs ’em in . . . Ray Stevens has resurfaced to jazz-funk Coulsdon’s Pistols wine bar Sat / Sundays, and London’s Jermyne Street’s Moonberrys regularly Thurs / Fridays . . . George Andrew (Salford) likening The Jam’s ‘Malice’ to The Who’s interpretation of Martha & The Vandellas ‘Heatwave’ fully expects up-coming soundtracks to ‘Saturday Night Down The Tube Station’ or ‘Thank God For All Mod Cons’ if this Bee-Geefication continues . . . Mista Le Parks recent jitterbug revival programme on the ‘South Bank Show’ prompted Groove Records Jean to reveal that her late husband Timothy Palmer (father of Chris & Tim) the undefeated UK professional ballroom champion — with a trophy still named after him — introduced the Big Apple and Suzy Q dance steps to Britain after learning them while appearing in New York during the ’50s (grandad ‘Pedlar’ Palmer was a champion Irish flyweight boxer too!) . . . Rockafella’s late-nite eaterie, next to Samantha’s just off Regent Street, played the whole of Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields lovely new album last Friday night! . . . “New Romantic” lady, overheard at Mayfair Gullivers Saturday night Padded Cell, “I used to be a soul boy, really dedicated too, but now the only soul record I like is ‘Get Down On It’.” — Any discotheque under my own trading name in West Sussex is not in fact me . . . KATANGA KATANGA!


UK NEWIES

TOMORROW’S EDITION: ‘U Turn Me On’ (CBS A13-2098).
Actually getting bigger by the week on import, despite a downturn in recent chart placings, this doodling bass introed powerfully pounding 109-110-111-110bpm 12in jiggler has good soulful harmony interplay, dramatic brass, synth and guitar twiddles in amongst the thudding momentum (the flip has a less intense version).

GEORGE DUKE: ‘Shine On’ (Epic EPC A13-2872).
Punchy if somewhat shallow EWF-style squeakily clucked staccato bounding 119bpm 12in smacker with good beefy bass, the jerkily building 121bpm brass, synth and scat instrumental ‘Positive Energy‘ flip getting jazz-funk attention, while the imminent album’s ‘Ride On Love‘ is actually the killer (especially with Brandi’s ‘Watch Out’!).

CLAUDJA BARRY: ‘If I Do It To You’ (Ensign ENYT 223).
So deceptively simple it takes a few plays to register, this repetitively looping 113bpm 12in pulsator is basically a slower ‘Ring My Bell’ but without the “ptoo ptoo” syndrums! Toughening up considerably halfway with a gruffly rapping guy and good break, it mixes well out of Vicki “D”. 

AL JARREAU: ‘Roof Garden’ (Warner Bros K 17967T).
Falsely lulling then dynamically explosive, this superb vocal fireworks filled scatting and roaring 99/49-101-102bpm jazzy jitterer (sometimes sung as “does anyone want a bunk-up on the roof” — amongst other variations!) finally reaches 12in as flip to the dead slow ‘Our Love’.

TOM TOM CLUB: ‘Genius Of Love’ (Island 12WIP 6735).
Welcome and deserved re-release of the heavy funk 103bpm 12in girlie group semi-rapper which inspired a thousand covers (well, almost!), now in fact flipped by one of them, over the original track by Mr Yellow the gruffly rapping ‘Yella‘.


IMPORTS

RICHARD ‘DIMPLES’ FIELDS: ‘If It Ain’t One Thing . . . It’s Another’ (LP ‘Mr Look So Good’ US Boardwalk NB1-33249).
Although lacking one single cut quite as strong as ‘I Like Your Lovin’, the set as a whole is even better than his last one, potentially most like ‘Like’ being this languidly jogging bittersweet lush long 98bpm smoocher with conversational talking woven into the soulful title line chanting chix, the new ‘Papers’ being the yearning 30/61bpm ‘Taking Applications‘ (he’s looking for a fox!) with a sexy lady joining in the chat at the end, but the immediate action grabber has been his gorgeous re-recording of the Moonglows classic catch-in-the-throat 67/34-68bpm ‘Sincerely‘, while all equally good listening are the nice tender 87-88bpm ‘After I Put My Lovin’ On You’, jaunty 121-123bpm title track pulsator, lightweight loping 128-129bpm ‘(A Woman At Home And) A Freak On The Side’, spoken/sung 125-128bpm ‘The Lady is Bad’, and a true to its 1963 vintage revival of Jackie Wilson’s ‘Baby Workout’. You won’t be sorry if you buy it blind.

WAR: ‘You Got The Power’ (US RCA PD-13062).
From the upcoming ‘Outlaw’ album and flipped by their old 133bpm ‘Cinco De Mayo’, this excellent powerful jauntily chugging 118bpm 12in smacker is much more straightforwardly “disco” than usual, with nice vocal interplay in the urgent staccato lurching lyric pattern, and interesting jiggles between beats while zappy electronic effects and harmonica bursts add excitement overhead. Likely to be rather big!

SAINT TROPEZ: ‘Femmes Fatales’ (LP ‘Hot And Nasty’ US Destiny DLA-18004).
I never thought I’d be raving about a St Tropez album but this Rinder & Lewis-produced atmosphere-filled continuation of their earlier ‘Je T’Aime’ and ‘Belle De Jour’ is an entirely French spoken sound effects spiced usefully Imagination tempoed 84-87bpm scenario of “crime passionelle”, complete with a shooting and concluding radio news bulletin. The rest of the set sounds like Donna Summer, but it’s really worth it for this one beauty.

L.A. BOPPERS: ‘Where Do The Bop Go?’ (LP ‘Make Mine Bop!’ US MCA MCA-5281).
Attention getting jazzy brass kicks off this then “doobedoobedoobop bop bop” scatting raunchily jittering 113-114bpm vibrant good times high steppin’ strutter which should prove well nigh irresistible for sophisticated tastes, and makes a great single for radio play too.

XAVIER: ‘Work That Sucker To Death’ (US Liberty 7280-1).
Squeaky voiced youngster sounds like Stacy Lattisaw/Michael Jackson on a heavily thudding Prince-style 113bpm 12in funk smacker with lotsa vocal support and noises, the extremely ‘Off The Wall’ slicker synth twiddled infectious 0-115-116-115-116bpm ‘Love Is On The One‘ flip however being hotter and good with Goldie Alexander.

SPLIB: ‘Funky U.F.O.’ (US The Inculcation Band 981).
Bernie (Capt. Dobie) Hamilton-produced atmospheric brassily crescendoing slow purposeful 108-109-111bpm 12in smacking jogger with angrily spitting bass building a guitar culminated searingly intense long groove on the much better instrumental side. Interestingly unusual.

SHALAMAR: ‘Playing To Win’ (LP ‘Friends’ US Solar S-28).
No matter how formularised Motown’s oldies were they all had a joyful zest, whereas too often with Solar (their current equivalent) one is — as here — more aware of the formula’s careful contrivance, which gives a deadening effect that nowadays can’t compete with the rediscovered zest of so many “new dance” white groups, who you can believe are pleased to be alive. Doubtless a few tunes will surface from this lacklustre set, the most immediate being this vocoder spiked straightforward 117-118bpm smacker, the circuitously building lush 119bpm title track jiggler with gimmicky outro, languidly jogging 108bpm ‘A Night To Remember‘ and 103bpm ‘There It Is‘ slow rolling smackers, while unemphatic jumbled burblers are the 112bpm ‘I Can Make You Feel Good‘, 116bpm ‘On Top Of The World‘ and 116bpm ‘Don’t Try To Change Me‘, slowies being the 0-34bpm ‘I Just Stopped By Because I Had To’, 88bpm ‘Help Me’ and 76/38bpm ‘I Don’t Wanna Be The Last To Know’.

J. GALE GAYMON: ‘(If You) Study Long You’ll Study Wrong’ (US Alton AL-1512).
Jauntily jiggling steady 112-113bpm 12in chugger with rather wordy chick, answering chaps and rapping bits, the lady lapsing into Spanish for the livelier jazz-funk climax (instrumental flip).

PATRICK COWLEY: ‘Megatron Man’ LP (US Megatone M 1502).
A sudden influx of (very welcome) gay charts has thrown up the title track remorselessly pounding zingy 127bpm thudder with vocoder chants and thundering drums, powerful of its type and “wonderful for mixing” (to quote Subway’s John Richards), while ‘Lift Off‘ is a sparser 122bpm thumper with noisy effects, and ‘Get A Little‘ a bass rumbled 117bpm resonant chugger with chanting chix and more effects.

PHYLLIS NELSON: ‘Don’t Stop The Train’ (US Tropique TD 104).
Unattractively squawked ultra frantic drums throbbed 135bpm 12in Eurodisco galloper, number one in all the gay charts.


UK Disco Top 90 – February 13, 1982

01 01 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
02 03 Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It – De-Lite 12”
03 04 George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing – Warner Bros 12”
04 02 Alton Edwards – I Just Wanna – Streetwave 12”
05 06 Brandi Wells – Watch Out – WMOT 12”
06 09 Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance Again – London 12”
07 05 Tom Browne – Fungi Mama / Funkin’ For Jamaica – Arista GRP 12”
08 08 Whispers – In The Raw / Small Talkin’ – Solar 12”
09 07 New York Skyy – Let’s Celebrate / Call Me – Epic/Streetwave 12”
10 26 Earth Wind & Fire – I’ve Had Enough / Let’s Groove (Remix) – CBS 12”
11 12 Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That – RCA 12”
12 17 Central Line – Don’t Tell Me – Mercury 12”
13 29 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love – US Chaz Ro 12”
14 15 Yvonne Gage – Garden Of Eve – Atlantic 12”
15 11 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – US SAM 12”
16 10 Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done – Polydor 12”
17 18 Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way – US Harlem Int 12”
18 13 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – US Sutra 12”
19 31 Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt – Philadelphia Int 12”
20 21 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – US Atlantic RFC 12”
21 24 Gilberto Gil – Palco – German WEA LP
22 20 Lamont Dozier – You Oughta Be In Pictures / Help Is On The Way / The Pressure Is On – US M&M LP
23 49 Kleeer – Taste The Music / Wall To Wall / I Shall Get Over / De Ting Continues / Swann – US Atlantic LP
24 23 Bar-Kays – Nightcruising – Mercury 12”
25 14 Lamont Dozier – Shout About It – US M&M 12”
26 16 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around – US WMOT LP
27 19 Central Line – Breaking Point / That’s No Way To Treat My Love – Mercury LP
28 27 Whispers – Emergency / Cruisin’ In / Turn Me Out / Love Is Where You Find It – Solar LP
29 30 Jerry Carr – This Must Be Heaven – US Cherie 12”
30 33 Stone – Time – US West End 12”
31 40 Slave – Wait For Me / Just A Touch Of Love – Atlantic 12”
32 36 Touch – Keep On – Elite 12”
33 41 The Band A.K.A. – Grace – US PPL LP
34 34 Grover Washington Jr – Little Black Samba / Jamming / Be Mine (Tonight) – Elektra LP
35 53 Direct Drive – Time Machine / Don’t Depend On Me – Oval 12”
36 25 Gayle Adams – Love Fever – Epic 12”
37 NE Second Image – Fall In Love / Take A Trip – Polydor 12”
38 57 Modern Romance – Queen Of The Rapping Scene / Can You Move – WEA 12”
39 32 Rick James – Ghetto Life – Motown 12”
40 NE Ernie Watts – Chariots Of Fire / Valdez In The Country / Gigolo / Lady / Hold On – US Qwest LP
41 28 T.C. Curtis – Bodyshake (Instrumental) – Groove Production 12”
42 43 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – She’s Got Papers On Me / I’ve Got To Learn To Say No – Epic 12”
43 46 Fuse One – Sunwalk / Silk / Hot Fire – US CTI LP
44 55 Komiko – Feel Alright – US SAM 12”
45 63 Diana Ross – Mirror Mirror – Capitol 12”
46 NE Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight – Jive 12”
47 37 Imagination – Flashback / Burnin’ Up – R&B 12”
48 35 Four Tops – Don’t Walk Away – Casablanca 12”
49 60 Kasso – Kasso – US Delirium/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
50 47 Kano – Can’t Hold Back (Your Loving) / Round And Round / Party / Baby Not Tonight / Don’t Try To Stop Me / She’s A Star – US Mirage LP/12” promo
51 38 Mynk – Get Up An’ Dance – US Posse 12”
52 80 George Duke – Shine On / Ride On Love / Positive Energy / Son Of Reach For It – Dutch Epic LP/12” promo
53 72 Evelyn King – Spirit Of The Dancer – RCA 12”
54 62 T.S. Monk – Too Much Too Soon – Mirage 12”
55 77 Dolly Dots – P.S. I Love You – WEA 12”
56 78 Don Latarski – Beginning Song / Jennifer Anne’s Samba – US Inner City LP
57 45 Ray Barretto – The Old Castle / Pastime Paradise / La Cuna – US CTI LP
58 65 C.M. Lord – Flashback – RCA 12”
59 48 Mirage – As From Now – Copasetic/12” promo
60 54 Lesette Wilson – Caveman Boogie / Saturday Nite Groovin’ – US Headfirst LP
61 68 Jerry Carr – You Are The One / Throw Down / Keep On Comin’ Back – US Cherie LP
62 52 Five Special – Just A Feeling – Elektra 12”
63 50 Syreeta – Quick Slick – Motown 12”
64 NE Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Sincerely / Taking Applications / If It Ain’t One Thing… It’s Another / Mr Look So Good – US Boardwalk LP
65 56 Detroit Spinners – Love Connection / Knack For Me / Can’t Shake This Feelin’ / Didn’t I Blow Your Mind – Atlantic LP
66 82 Mike & Brenda Sutton – We’ll Make It – SAM 12”
67 42 Empire – Freakman – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
68 NE Lakeside – Your Wish Is My Command / I Want To Hold Your Hand / Something About That Woman – Solar LP
69 64 J. Walter Negro & Loose Jointz – Shoot The Pump – Zoo York 12”
70 90 Barbara Roy – If You Want Me (Remix) – Canadian Black Sun 12”
71 NE Jimmy Castor – E-Man Boogie ’82 / Anyway Anywhere Anytime – Salsoul 12”
72 74 Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart – De-Lite 12” promo/LP
73 RE Brooklyn Express – Sixty-Nine / Change Position (88) – US One Way 12”
74 61 QT – Want Some Get Some – US M&M 12”
75 NE Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow – US Tamla LP
76 NE Antilles – Let’s Shake / Simon’s Melody – Ice 12”
77 67 Teena Marie – Portuguese Love – Motown 12”
78 71 Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation / Poyson – US Atlantic LP
79 75 Pigbag – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Y 12”
80 51 Henderson & Whitfield – Dancin’ To The Beat – US Park Place 12”
81 NE Phyllis Nelson – Don’t Stop The Train – US Tropique 12”
82 73 Diana Ross – Tenderness – Motown 12”
83 84 Gemini – It’s Friday Night / I Don’t Want To Lose You / (Everytime I See) A Pretty Lady / Can’t Throw Away A Good Love – US M&M LP
84 NE Carol Kenyon / Morrissey Mullen – Come And Get Me / Life On The Wire – Beggars Banquet 12”
85 87 Purple Flash – Creme Souflee – Canadian Uniwave 12”
86 NE War – You Got The Power – US RCA 12”
87 76 Kryptic Krew – Jazzy Sensation – US Tommy Boy 12”
88 NE Patrick Cowley – Megatron Man – US Megatone LP
89 81 Atmosfear / Norma Lewis – Magic Bullet / This Feeling’s Killing Me – Jive/Challenge 12”
90 NE Slyck – Bush Beat (Mixers De-Lite) / Love It Or (Beat The Bush) – US Solid Platinum 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Claudja Barry: ‘If I Do It To You’ (Ensign 12in)
Rafael Cameron: ‘Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya’ (US Salsoul 12in)
Nancy Nova: ‘The Force’ (Ritz 12in / US Disconet LP)
Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde: ‘Genius Of Love’ (US Profile 12in)
Grandmaster Flash: ‘It’s Nasty (Genius Of Love)’ (Sugarhill 12in)
Breakfast Band: ‘Tokyo Shuffle’ (Breakfast Music LP)
Was (Not Was): ‘Tell Me That I’m Dreaming’ (US Ze / Island 12in)
P-Funk All Stars: ‘Hydraulic Pump’ (US Hump 12in)
Imortals: ‘The Ultimate Warlord’ (US Moby Dick 12in)
Empress: ‘Take A Risk’ / ‘Control It’ (US Prelude LP)
Explosivo: ‘Volare’ (CBS 12in)
Tom Tom Club: ‘Genius Of Love’ (Island 12in)
Xavier: ‘Love Is On The One’ / ‘Work That Sucker To Death’ (US Liberty 12in)
L.A. Boppers: ‘Where Do The Bop Go?’ (US MCA LP)
Night Bandit: ‘Like A Thief In The Night’ (US Cherry Hill 12in)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 01 Don’t You Want Me / Seconds – Human League 100 – Virgin 12”
02 02 Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
03 03 The Model – Kraftwerk – EMI 12”
04 05 I Just Wanna – Alton Edwards – Streetwave 12”
05 04 Let’s Groove – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
06 18 I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates – RCA 12”
07 08 Easier Said Than Done – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
08 07 Flashback / Burnin’ Up – Imagination – R&B 12”
09 12 Don’t Walk Away – Four Tops – Casablanca 12”
10 23 Never Give Up On A Good Thing – George Benson – Warner Bro 12”
11 09 The Land Of Make Believe – Bucks Fizz – RCA
12 39 I’ve Had Enough – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
13 — You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
14 14 Being Boiled – Human League – EMI
15 06 Bedsitter – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
16 16 Don’t Stop – The Mood – RCA 12”
17 11 I Could Be Happy – Altered Images – Epic 12”
18 19 Oh Julie – Shakin’ Stevens – Epic
19 — Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
20 28 Love Fever – Gayle Adams – Epic 12”
21 40 Shoot The Pump – J. Walter Negro/Loose Jointz – Zoo York 12”
22 13 Mirror Mirror – Dollar – WEA
23 10 Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
24 15 Maid Of Orleans – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dindisc 12”
25 11 She Loved Like Diamond – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
26 26 Queen Of The Rapping Scene / Can You Move – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
27 48 Love Plus One – Haircut One Hundred – Arista 12”
28 24 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
29 34 Fungi Mama – Tom Browne – Arista GRP 12”
30 — Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
31 — Some Guys Have All The Luck – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
32 38 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three/Bananarama – Chrysalis 12”
33 35 Tenderness – Diana Ross – Motown 12”
34 33 Waiting For A Girl Like You – Foreigner – Atlantic
35 49 Drowning In Berlin – Mobiles – Rialto
36 — Watch Out – Brandi Wells – WMOT 12”
37 43 Don’t Tell Me – Central Line – Mercury 12”
38 27 I’ll Find My Way Home – Jon & Vangelis – Polydor
39 22 It Must Be Love – Madness – Stiff
40 21 Bouncy Bouncy – Jumpp – RCA 12”
41 — Ghetto Life – Rick James – Motown 12”
42 44 European Son – Japan – Hansa 12”
43 25 R.R. Express – Rose Royce – Whitfield 12”
44 32 Can’t Keep Holding On – Second Image – Polydor 12”
45 17 Turn Your Love Around – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
46 — Arthur’s Theme – Christopher Cross – Warner Bros
47 29 Yellow Pearl – Philip Lynott – Vertigo 12”
48 31 Favourite Shirts – Haircut One Hundred – Arista 12”
49 37 Why Do Fools Fall In Love – Diana Ross – Capitol
50 20 Steppin’ Out – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
51 — 109 – Chas Jankel – A&M 12”
52 — Nightcruising – Bar-Kays – Mercury 12”
53 — Quick Slick – Syreeta – Motown 12”
54 50 Never Too Much – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
55 — Tainted Love – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
56 — Golden Brown – Stranglers – Liberty
57 36 My Own Way – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
58 46 Ant Rap – Adam & The Ants – CBS
59 — Spirit Of The Dancer – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
60 — Falling In Love Again – Techno Twins – PRT 12”
61 — Move On – Fashion – Arista
62 30 Birdie Song – Tweets – PRT
63 — This Feeling’s Killing Me – Norma Lewis – Jive 12”
64 — Do Or Die / The Thing’s That Dreams Are Made Of – Human League – Virgin LP
65 42 Let’s Celebrate – New York Skyy – Epic/Streetwave 12”
66 — Bodyshake – T.C. Curtis – Groove Production 12”
67 — Nights Over Egypt – Jones Girls – Phil Int 12”
68 — As From Now – Mirage – Copasetic 12” promo
69 — Volare – Explosivo – CBS 12”
70 — I’ve Got To Learn To Say No – Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Epic 12”
71 — The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive
72 — Dead Ringer For Love – Meat Loaf – Epic
73 — Spirits In The Material World – Police – A&M
74 — Super Freak / Fire And Desire – Rick James – Motown 12”
75 — Let It Rain – UFO – Chrysalis


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for the last two week’s pop chart entries on 7in (endings denoted by f for fade, c for cold, r for resonant) are:

AC/DC 0-109-112-0r, XTC 65/130-121-0r, Soft Cell 103/51f, Haircut One Hundred 136-137f, Diana Ross ‘Mirror’ 104f, Earth Wind & Fire 117-118-119f, Jets 198r, Spandau Ballet 130f, Bow Wow Wow 120-123-126-0c, “D” Train 120f, Modern Romance 124f, Central Line 112-115-113-112-113f, Stargazers 110/220-210-0r, Tom Browne 0-121-122f, Russ Abbott 169-170f, UFO 135-138-141f, GBH 148-0c, Toni Basil 152-148-149f, The Mood 0-129f, Barbra Streisand 0-35-0r, Orange Juice 0-145-146-147c, Elaine Paige 26-0r, Bob Seger 0-33-63-64-0f, Adrian Gurvitz 42-43/87f, Human League EP ‘Being Boiled’ 54-108r / Rock ‘N’ Roll/Nightclubbing 0-135-101r, Randy Crawford 30-61-30-0f.

4 thoughts on “February 13, 1982: Tomorrow’s Edition, George Duke, Claudja Barry, Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields, War”

  1. In view of how big Shalamar were in 1982 what a very poor review of the Friends album by Hammy. They never seemed to be off the radio that year with 4 Top 12 hits. Maybe like the his initial review of It’s A Love Thing by The Whispers he may change his mind.

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  2. Hammy’s lukewarm reviews of records that would go on to be iconic dance classics is one of the things I love about this blog. His contemporary opinions are fascinating- including the “predicted monsters” that sank without trace! From our 21st century perspective it’s almost impossible to think that these classics weren’t instantly recognised.

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