February 20, 1982: Vicky “D”, Kool & The Gang, Star Sound, Michael Wycoff, Roy Ayers

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

ORIN COZIER has unexpectedly been made redundant by Arista, who evidently “don’t think black music has a place in the market at the moment, and are consequently closing down the department” — where will the Ladies Man go next? . . . Mick Clare at Virgin has picked up Vicki “D” and the P-Funk All Stars, the latter turning out to include George Clinton, Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Bobby Womack, Phillipe Wynne, Bernie Worrell, Junie Morrison . . . MCA in the States have taken over distribution of the ultra-hot but hard to get album by The Band A.K.A. . . . Tight Fit ‘Lion’ and Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields ‘No!’ are now on 12in . . . Shalamar’s new album is available here via WEA (K 52345) . . . Excaliber evidently discovered the day after release that they didn’t in fact have UK rights to Lime ‘Your Love’, hence its reappearance now on Carrere! . . . Tony Jenkins’ tea party at the Ritz with various Groove Weekly writers was a classy affair, as was his Brideshead themed one-off at the Embassy on Monday night (with an exclusive Shalamar PA and a thousand tickets pre-sold without any advertising) . . . Tony’s now ensconced in a Kensington High Street office and kicks off a new Fri/Saturday venue to be called Ambience in March, location to be kept secret but it’ll not be a million miles from the Burlington Arcade, stylish attire a prime requisite for all jazz-soul fans wanting admission . . . Chris ‘Fusion Few’ Ellis will be designing with Japanese Kiki Okada a collection of quality fashions for an autumn launch solely through Ambience events and video . . . Funktion’s Peter Byfield, just before recent events, was quoted as saying “I would rather consider myself the Freddie Laker of jazz-funk” – oops! . . . I looked in at Soho Le Beat Route’s ’60s soul night last Tuesday to find the main DJ hadn’t turned up, so Fatman got me to fill in and it went so well that I’ll be reviving my old ’65/66 ‘Scene’ era there weekly now — but please don’t be confused into thinking that I’ve left Mayfair’s Gullivers, which is where I am every Fri/Saturday with Graham Gold . . . Nicky Peck is dropping the ‘Central’ name in favour of ‘The Sunday Soul Club’ at the King Charles Hotel in Gillingham, starting this weekend with Shakatak on Sunday (21), but preceded somewhat confusingly with a Central Reunion first birthday party on Saturday (20) . . . Canvey Goldmine’s Jayne Barrett (0268-683153) is looking for stylish “modern” bands to play at their Friday ‘Style’ nights — Buzzz are there this week (19), if that’s any indication of what’s wanted . . . Chris Hill of course was last week’s mysteriously uncredited DJ playing Barry White ‘Beware’ . . . Leeds Warehouse owner Mike Wiand is managing Soft Cell’s backing group Vicious Pink Phenomenon, whose ‘My Private Tokyo’ will be on the new Mobile Suite Company label via Phonogram next month (you’ll remember that Soft Cell’s Marc Almond used to be hat-check boy at the Warehouse!) . . . Frenchie & Pete Haigh start broadcasting hot jazz-soul toons fortnightly this Thursday (18) over Lancaster’s University Radio Bailrigg, 9-11pm on 312m MW, with a reputed reception radius of 40 miles . . . Brother To Brother’s soul night moves from Thursday to Friday at Watford Odeon Film Centre’s Gemma’s / New Caprice (which is due for a name change), starting next Friday (26) — and the DJ duo (01-428 7994) have a 1000 watt roadshow and free club premises available on certain nights for interested promoters. Juliana’s have taken over Bacchus International, but the latter will remain an autonomous operation . . . Richard Jon Smith turns out to be an old mate of Alton Edwards from South Africa, so no wonder there are similarities! . . . Nigel ‘Wikka Wrap’ Martinez is currently producing a new Light Of The World LP . . . Mike Morgan, doing the only exclusively reggae night in Essex at Chelmsford YMCA every third Wednesday in the month (drat, you just missed it last night!), would welcome promotional consideration from record companies with reggae product new or old — send to 281 Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 5AU . . . Paul Mulligan (Edinburgh 031-443 9232) desperately needs a copy (7 or 12in) of Savoy ‘Sunny Side Of The Street’ . . . Alan Gaskell (St Helens) reports that Liverpool’s Rumbelow’s record shop are closing down and selling off both import and UK stock at cheapo prices . . . Johnny ‘JB’ Batten is selling imports again on Byfleet 49627 (he delivers) — OK, TC? . . . Theo Loyla, still burnin’ rubber around the country, reckons Huddersfield Flix DJ Jack Wood must be the best mixer in the North, while an outrageous club in Hudd called the Amsterdam defies description in a respectable family magazine! . . . Mike Tarbuck spins quality disco / electro at the Juliet’s half of Blackburn’s Romeo & Juliet’s, for smart dressers . . . Steve Goddard (01-500 2749) wants his regulars at Stepney’s Old Rose to know he’s moved now to Barking’s Chains pub, where there’s a solidly funky crowd . . . Brian Gardner, brother of RM’s Mike, funks it up at Soho’s long established Whisky A Go Go every night except Thurs / Friday . . . WEA’s Fred Dove (currently touting a great promo 12in of ADC Band ‘Roll With The Punches‘) these days is almost unrecognisable without his hat — ”You can’t get them cleaned. and they do get dirty, you know!” . . . TVS’s terrific ‘Radio’ soap opera about a commercial radio station weekdays 5.15pm / Sunday omnibus edition 5.25pm) is so closely modelled on Capital (although much scaled down) that it’s hilarious for insiders to identity the real people represented, librarian Clive Smith in particular getting stitched up good and proper — and it’s nice to see the bird from ‘Going Out’ back on screen again . . . BMRB’s national chart is in such chaos now returns don’t reflect the massive influence of Top Of The Pops for almost a fortnight that it is evidently soon going back to its old compilation deadline . . . Comparison between the main “up front” UK Disco 90 and expanded POD 75 tends to show up the relative strengths of different disco pluggers’ mailing lists, so it would be nice to get more charts from people not on these lists in an attempt to counteract the distortion and lessen the impact of some titles that only show up because they’ve been received for free by a privileged few . . . Kev Hill (Basildon Sweeney’s) encloses a calendar motto, “Nothing narrows a man’s outlook so much as getting into a groove” — get DOWN! . . . Lenny Henry asks, what does an African hang his coat on? . . . KAIANGA! KATANGA!


CLAUDJA BARRY is best remembered for some zingy gay gallopers in the classic “disco” era, but now the Germany based thrush is back at a more sedate pace with ‘If I Do It To You‘ on Ensign. — While at the same time she’s climbing the US disco chart in a duet with Ronnie Jones, ‘The Two Of Us‘ (US Handshake 12in) which has yet to surface here.


UK NEWIES

VICKY “D”: ‘This Beat Is Mine’ (SAM VS 48612, via Virgin).
Solar style extremely strong 113bpm 12in shuffling smacker with piercing catchy Evelyn King-copying synth through the long instrumental rhythm intro, the usefully all instrumental flip sadly lacking the A-side’s ultra mixable break.

KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Take My Heart’ (De-Lite DEX 6).
Always their album’s really “class” track and the first to be put on single in the USA, the subtly infectious spoken/sung gently jolting laid back 111-110-111bpm rolling slinky thumper has been remixed for 3-track 12in, flipped by the datedly messy ‘Caribbean Festival’ and lush slow ‘Winter Sadness’.

STAR SOUND: ‘Stars On Stevie’ (CBS A13-2941).
As a soundalike this Stevie Wonder medley is brilliant — there’s no other word for it, but as a smoothly flowing mixer the 126-111-126-138bpm 12in could be better (‘Master Blaster’ in particular comes as a rude intrusion amongst some classic mellow swingers). However, it’s going to be huge, regardless. 

GEORGE DUKE: ‘Ride On Love’ (LP ‘Dream On’ Epic EPC 85215).
Best of a set which improves on better acquaintance is this doodlingly introed then snappy 0-115bpm sparse jiggly smacker with great electronic keyboard breaks, while ‘Son Of Reach For It (The Funky Dream)‘ is an ultra-HEAVY slow 90bpm funker, the title track a repetitive EWF / Bee Gees-ish 119bpm loper, ‘Framed‘ an ‘I’m Coming Out’-introed dramatically disjointed 120bpm jitterer, the 118bpm ‘Shine On’ and 120bpm ‘Positive Energy’ having been reviewed on 12in last week.

RAH BAND: ‘Winter Love’ (TNT RAH 1).
Chix cooed lushly resonant jazzily arranged sneakily tuneful 116½bpm sleazy swayer on 3-track 12in with a revamped 124bpm ‘Funk Me Down To Rio (82 Version)‘ and Jones Girls-ish 0-52/104bpm ‘Perfumed Garden‘, all individually good and together great value.

THE BREAKFAST BAND: ‘Tokyo Shuffle’ (LP ‘Dolphin Ride’ Breakfast Music IOU 001).
Incorporating steel drums into a jazz line up, as did the included old ‘L. A. 14‘, this infectiously loping lightly melodic 117bpm jazz-funk instrumental skipper is the hottest cut on a good listening set from which such “dark corner shufflers” as ‘Tuna‘, ‘Jazzabel‘, ‘Trinidad‘ and ‘Broadside Rhumba’ will doubtless get hard jazz attention too. Audiophile note: The LP was mastered at half speed and pressed in Germany.

IMAGINATION: ‘Just An Illusion’ (R&B RBL 288).
Brand new but just like a speeded up ‘Body Talk’, this immediately recognisable backbeat clapping 0-105bpm 12in rumbler (instrumental flip) will probably do best in pop venues now as it really is rather insubstantial.


IMPORTS

MICHAEL WYCOFF: ‘Still Got The Magic (Sweet Delight)’ (US RCA PD-13856).
Stupendously powerful buoyantly booming ultra funky 107-109bpm 12in jiggly rhythm filled thudder souled in Al Green-ish style to answering chix, ‘Get Down On It’ chopping superbly out of it (or ‘Ladies Night’ synching well too). All set to be a monster — so be warned!

ROY AYERS: ‘Turn Me Loose’ (LP ‘Feeling Good’ US Polydor PD-1-6348).
His very best out-and-out let it rip jazz-funk dancer since ‘Running Away’, this bubbling 121-120(most of it)-121bpm racer has lots of vibes splattering between title line chants over a murkily churning bass pattered rhythm. Other lesser cuts include the rather over obvious chanting 118-119-121-122bpm ‘Fire Up The Funk‘ (which reaches more good vibes), frantically fast 135-133bpm ‘Our Time Is Coming‘, Stevie Wonder-style swinging 128bpm ‘Knock Knock’ and some pleasant slowies.

SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Tell Me Tomorrow’ (LP ‘Yes It’s You Lady’ US Tamla 6001TL).
Last week unbelievably the copy I was given by Motown reached me full of dart holes, thus delaying acknowledgement of this superb yearningly bittersweet beautiful long 106-105bpm jogging swayer which reaches some lovely jazzy piano and could almost become another ‘Being With You’. It’s by no means the only good track on the excellent set, but frankly my reviewing time is running short.

GAYLE ADAMS: ‘Let’s Go All The Way’ (LP ‘Love Fever’ US Prelude PRL 14164).
In a cheapo sleeve straight out of the ’60s, the consistent if slightly disappointing set’s biggies will be this creamily rolling 107-108-109-110bpm side-to-side swaying kicker and the title track-like synth twiddled purposefully jogging 105-106bpm ‘I Loved Every Minute Of It‘, the Four Tops ‘Baby I Need Your Loving‘ getting a bassily pounded 122bpm revival, while less interesting stylistic variants on the title track are the 102bpm ‘I Can’t Get Enough Of You‘, 105-106-107bpm ‘Don’t Blame It On Me’ and 104bpm ‘You Don’t Owe Me Nothing’.

SEARCH: ‘Like The Way (You Funk With Me)’ (US Philly World PWR-2001).
Bass thumped intro brassily blasts into a usefully strong ‘Ladies Night’-ish 113bpm 12in chant-along 12in rolling smacker that George Benson chops out of nicely.

TV SOUNDS ORCHESTRA: ‘Hold On Tight’ (US Pavillion 4Z9 02725).
Fairly awful in the Fantasy credited vocal A-side version, this beefily smacking bass synth thwacked infectious fluctuating 115/116bpm 12in instrumental strutter makes a great mixer and stands up powerfully on its own too.

THE NEXT MOVEMENT: ‘Let’s Work It Out’ (US Prelude PRLD 623).
Leroy Hutson co-prod/penned slightly untidy chaps yelled 121bpm 12in thud, smack and blunder with bits of Prince in the beat at times, the instrumental flip being a lot better, but not quite another ‘D’ Train.


UK Disco Top 90 – February 20, 1982

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


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Mike Post: ‘Hill Street Blues’ (Elektra 12in)
Side On: ‘Magic’ (Beggars Banquet 12in)
Double Exposure: ‘After All This Time’ (US Gold Coast 12in)
Style: ‘Movin’ On (Inst)’ (US Emergency 12in)
Jumpp: ‘Take It Easy’ (RCA 12in)
Nancy Nova: ‘The Force’ (Ritz 12in/US Disconet LP)
Explosivo: ‘Volare’ (CBS 12in)
Shalamar: ‘Talk To Me’ (Solar/RCA 12in)
Shalamar: ‘Friends’ / ‘Playing To Win’ / ‘I Can Make You Feel Good’ (Solar WEA LP)
Gayle Adams: ‘Let’s Go All The Way’ / ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ / ‘I Loved Every Minute Of It’ (US Prelude LP)
Search: ‘Like The Way (You Funk With Me)’ (US Philly World 12in)
Various: ‘Hot Plate II’ (US Matra 12in)
Teddy Pendergrass: ‘I Just Called To Say’ (Phil Int)
Godmoma: ‘Godmoma Here’ (US Elektra 12in promo)
Night Bandit: ‘Like A Thief In The Night’ (US Cherry Hill 12in)
Kwick: ‘Nightlife’ (EMI America 12in)
Jerome: ‘In The Right Direction’ (Soto Sound 12in)
Aretha Franklin: ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ (Arista 12in)
Nick Straker Band: ‘NSB Radio’ / ‘Airwaves’ (US Prelude LP)
Cool Runners: ‘Play The Game’ (MCA 12in)
Next Movement: ‘Let’s Work It Out’ (US Prelude 12in)
TV Sounds Orchestra: ‘Hold On Tight’ (US Pavillion 12in)
K.I.D.: ‘You Don’t Like My Music’ (Excaliber 12in)
Alphonse Mouzon: ‘Don’t Want To Lose This Feeling’ (London 12in)
Miss Man & Co: ‘Give It All To Me’ (Canadian Cha Cha Palace 12in)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

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


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:

The Jam 203f, J. Geils Band 115f, Black Sabbath 181f, Depeche Mode 70/140f, Fun Boy Three / Bananarama 89-179f, UB40 60/30f, Robert Palmer 130f, Vice Squad 166/332c, Hamilton Bohannon 119-120-119-120f.

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