March 6, 1982: Oneness Of Juju, Chocolate Milk, Janet Kay, Brass Construction, Electrik Funk

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

SPANDAU BALLET release a boxed set of four 12in singles next week, from which two have been promoed already, best sides being a brassy “dub” introed beefy 120bpm remix of ‘Chant No.1’ and the new ‘Coffee Club‘ a jumbled noisy 124bpm ‘Tighten Up’ rattler with Beggar & Co brass — but they don’t sound so fresh now newcomers are outstripping them . . . Shakatak ‘Night Birds‘ a slick 118bpm tinkler, and Gonzales ‘Closer To You‘, a brassy 119bpm jiggler with off-putting vocals (and completely off-centre flip!) have also been promoed on white label, while EMI America / Capitol / Liberty artists are featured on a 10in twin-pack sampler . . . Sheree Brown ‘It’s A Pleasure’ (Capitol 12CL 232) and — of interest to mobiles — Derek & The Dominos ‘Layla’ (RSO RSOX 87) are now on 12in . . . West Yorkshire Assn of DJs meet this Sunday (7) at Manningham Ward Labour Club in Bradford (time details from Gary Williamson on Elland 0422-76063). West Sussex & Hampshire DJ Assn meet on Monday (8) at the Stoke Motel — wherever that is (these chaps are so communicative!) . . . Barry McCloud Enterprises (The Old House, PO Box 40, Shepperton Studio Centre, Shepperton, Middlesex TW17 0QD — they’re after more mailing lists DJs) has picked up the Posse label for the UK, with 12in issues by Mynk, Glory & Ritz, and a Joe Simon LP due . . . Quincy Jones scored five Grammy awards out of eight nominations, Al Jarreau and Mike Post got two apiece . . . Richard Jon Smith is indeed an old mate of Alton Edwards from South Africa, but Alton tells me he’d no idea he was in Britain and certainly hadn’t heard of Richard’s single until I told him about it! . . . Streetwave’s plea on this page for an office junior resulted in 16-year-old Michael Cronin getting the gig . . . RCA’s Rowdy Yeats is considering doing Steve ‘Svenson’ Walsh under the Trade Descriptions Act for claiming to be “Working as a DJ” — although of course the notorious advert’s grammar reads as if “you” are working as a DJ! . . . STAY LOOSE!


GEORGE DUKE these days wields a mean Dream Machine, as he calls his guitar-slung portable synth, although the 35-year-old Californian began playing straight jazz piano before working towards his current electronic style through the likes of Al Jarreau, Jean-Luc Ponty, Frank Zappa, Cannonball Adderly and Billy Cobham, his most recent pairing with Stanley Clarke in the Clarke / Duke Project having met with far greater success in the States than here.


UK NEWIES

ONENESS OF JUJU: ‘Every Way But Loose’ (Buddah BDSL 497).
Dynamite bounding bass, percussion, brass and chanting prodded 115-116-115-114-115(break)-116-117bpm 12in chugging riff with the flow of Brass Construction ‘Movin’ and flavour of Roy Ayers ‘Running Away’, great for mixing (try ‘E-Man Boogie ’82‘ out of it!) and huge on import for ages.

CHOCOLATE MILK: ‘Let’s Go All The Way’ (RCA RCAT 200).
Acappella harmony introed jittery 0-118bpm 12in routine mechanical funk thudder, flipped by last year’s much better booming jiggly bumping 113bpm ‘Blue Jeans‘ which really raised sweat, yet went largely ignored on import.

JANET KAY: ‘You Bring The Sun Out’ (Black Roots BR 033, soon-via Phonogram).
Lovely gentle 0-37-75bpm 12in lightly lovers rock treatment of Randy Crawford’s smoocher. Hot for Graham Gold (Harrow)! 

ROLANDS: ‘Stormy Night’ (Rockers Plantation PL 002, via Hawkeye, 01-961 0866).
Really nice soulfully sung atmospheric 66bpm 12in lovers rock swayer with simple subtle trombone, piano, bass and harmony backing.

RAYMOND SIMPSON: ‘Turn Your Love Around’ (JB Music JBD 037, via 01-274 1237).
Well made usefully accurate 93bpm 12in lovers rock version of George Benson’s recent hit.

THE IMMORTALS: ‘The Ultimate Warlord’ (Excaliber EXCL 517).
Giorgio-style bland 124bpm 12in Eurodisco synth bubbler with differently treated 121bpm ‘Warlord (Part 2)‘ flip. A monster underground gay hit for over a year on hard to find Canadian RCA prior to Moby Dick making it more widely available recently (sez Ian Levine).

FINE QUALITY FEATURING CUZ: ‘Ahh Dance’ (Sugarhill SHL 110).
Smoothly pushing 122-123-124-125bpm 12in jiggler with synth between soulful fellas or a more instrumental clapping, booming and scratching flip. Mildly warm on import around London some time ago.

EBONEE WEBB: ‘Something About You’ (Capitol 12CL 233).
Breathtakingly blatant 119-120-119-120-121bpm rip-off of Prince’s ‘Head’, on 3-track 12in with the quite good smoothly cantering 119-122-123-125bpm ‘Gonna Get Cha‘ instrumental thudder, and rapper-started slow 105bpm ‘Anybody Wanna Dance‘ funker.

TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘I Just Called To Say’ (Philadelphia Int PIR A2047).
Lurchingly trotting 114bpm 7in swayer, far from classic TP, flipped by the better 26/52bpm slow kiddies-climaxed ‘Reach Out And Touch’ (never on one of his albums).

DETROIT SPINNERS: ‘Knack For Me’ (Atlantic K11707T).
Smoothly bubbling lushly soulful 117bpm 12in ticker (a bit unemphatic for dancing, I’d have thought), flipped by the bounding 127bpm ‘Can’t Shake This Feelin‘.

THE QUICK: ‘The Rhythm Of The Jungle’ (Epic EPC A13-2013).
Busy but ultimately dull 114bpm 12in jiggler sounds like Linx singing ‘Zulu’ (badly!), the bounding stop-start 123bpm ‘To Prove My Love‘ flip having that MFSB-like ‘Zulu’ bass line.

FUNKAPOLITAN: ‘In The Crime Of Life’ (London LONX 002).
August Darnell-produced urgent choppy 122bpm 12in jitterer with backing track like their last one, flipped by the better Latin-ish 123-122bpm ‘War‘, but both are ruined by horrendous vocals.

PIGBAG: ‘Getting Up’ (Y Y-16).
Frantically rattling instrumental 147-144-143bpm 7in brassy brayer in their usual invigoratingly different style.


IMPORTS

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘Can You See The Light’ (US Liberty 7201).
Randy Muller changes their usual approach to come up trumps with a dynamite ultra infectious skipping little 116-117-116-115-116bpm 12in smacker powered by a nagging simple riff and catchy “na na na” chants, various synth textures being more prominent than brass now. Their best in ages, it should even cross over, pop.

ELECTRIK FUNK: ‘On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)’ (US Prelude PRLD 622).
Last Friday I did the most sensational long running synched mix of my life, jocking this (finely tuned) bar for bar onto “D” Train for something like two whole minutes! Although not that similar in sound, the electronically burbling jauntily bouncing 120bpm 12in instrumental is really bright and breezy, and much better than the “white boy’ sung 0- 120-121bpm vocal A-side.

MAXINE SINGLETON: ‘Don’t You Love It’ (US Peter Pan Artists Series TAS-2801E).
Immediately familiar sounding good simple bass boomed rollicking 117-0bpm 12in side-to-side kicker in the McFadden & Whitehead tradition with chick chanted lyrics or useful instrumental flip, likely to do well without necessarily being original enough to cross over in a big way.

KEITH DIAMOND BAND: ‘Body Talk’ (US Millennium YD-13101).
Loosely assembled 119bpm 12in bumper with ‘Another One Bites The Dust’ bass synth and that Chaka Khan-like chick chipping into Keith’s husky vocal strengthening as it develops to end up stronger than the rollingly tugging 117bpm ‘All Night Rocker‘ official A-side.

GREG PERRY: ‘It Takes Heart’ (US Alfa AAD-14017).
The ‘Boogie Man’ returns with an excellent Four Tops-type old fashioned 0-128bpm 12in soul romper tricked out by some stark bass bits, the shorter 129-128bpm B-side version leaving vocals to the backing chix.

WAR: ‘Outlaw’ LP (US RCA AFL1-4208).
Especially good value if you don’t already have the included 12in versions of the 118bpm ‘You Got The Power’ and 133bpm ‘Cinco De Mayo’, the good listening set’s main newies are their traditional-type ‘Cinco’-like 131-128-129bpm title track with police car radio effects, and a jiggly P-funk backed long Gil Scott-Heron-ish sombrely spoken 0-101-102-103-104-105bpm social commentary about the urban undergrowth called ‘The Jungle (Medley)‘, others being nice slowies.

AZYMUTH: ‘May I Have This Dance?’ (LP ‘Telecommunication’ US Milestone M-9101).
Pleasant specialist instrumental electronic and percussion Brazilian jazz, most obvious being this vocoder prodded jittery 121bpm half stepper, while ‘Last Summer In Rio‘ is a lovely long atmospheric 85/43-87-88bpm smoocher. ‘Estreito De Taruma‘ a sparse jiggly 126bpm tapper, and ‘What Price Samba‘ a lush organ swamped 0-89/45-94-0bpm slow swayer.

DON LATARSKI: ‘Beginning Song’ (LP ‘Haven’ US Inner City IC 1114).
Jazz guitarist’s specialist set, led off by this mellow sax dominated fast seeming 114bpm Latin-ish leaper and the similarly sexy smooth flowing 126bpm ‘Jennifer-Anne’s Samba‘, fine for shuffling to in dark corners.

EMPRESS: ‘Take A Risk’ (LP ‘Empress’ US Prelude PRL 14102).
Rather ordinary chix-sung “disco” despite being on Prelude, this is a massively smacking 114bpm chunderer, ‘Control It‘ a purposeful 115bpm jitterer, while the juddering sombre 108bpm ‘Dyin’ To Be Dancin‘ was on 12in.

WALDO: ‘You Bring Out The Freak In Me’ (US Columbia 44-02746).
Willie Lester / Rodney Brown-prod/penned slow 101-102-103-104bpm 12in heavy funk lurcher somehow lacks sparkle out on the floor.

UNIVERSAL ROBOT BAND: ‘Barely Breaking Even’ (US Moonglow MG103-D).
Long jiggly thudding instrumental lead in eventually reaches some jittery guys who then go on even longer on 112-113-114(start)-115bpm 12in with busy bass (instrumental flip).

JIMMY ROSS: ‘Fall In To A Trance’ (Canadian Quality/RFC QRFC 009).
Bass smacked monotonous 121-122bpm 12in chunderer with phonetic fella and answering chix over a repetitive synth figure, getting gay play.

W.A.G.B. BAND: ‘I Can Get You Over’ (US Street Sounds SS-D01).
Bass synth burbled monotonous 116-117bpm 12in funk bumper with repetitively chanting chix ‘n’ chaps, and punchier less vocal ‘Club Mix’ flip.

JOY: ‘I Need Your Love (Part 3)’ (US Eastern EA2-870).
Young & Company-produced sound-alikes with squeaky chick (or young chap?) piping over a simple jittery 110-111bpm rhythm on 3-track 12in with two more versions.

GAME: ‘Gotta Take Your Love’ (US Peter Pan Artists Series TAS-2802E).
Chix-sung Chic-ish familiar bass rumbled comes-and-goes 116bpm 12in smacking lurcher.

THE CHAPLIN BAND: ‘Welcome To The Party’ (Dutch Papagayo PAPD-121444).
Old style Al Hudson-type repetitively chanted 118-119bpm 12in jiggly lurcher wins no prizes for originality.

T-CONNECTION: ‘Goombay Time’ (LP ‘Pure & Natural’ US Capitol ST-12191).
Disappointingly dull set, this moderately jolly 124-125bpm jiggly leaper and the jittering skittering 126-127-128bpm ‘Might As Well Dance‘ being best from the once bountiful Bahamians.

BON ROCK (COTTON CANDY): ‘Junior Wants To Play’ (US Tommy Boy TB 822).
Mushy 114-115bpm 12in remake of ‘Mama Used To Say’ with added chatting chix and new lyrics (instrumental flip). No great improvement.

THE JUST FOUR: ‘Girls Of The World (Genius Raps & Breaks)’ (US Grand Groove 77022).
Yet another c.109bpm 12in variation on Tom Tom Club’s much covered theme, flipped by the Grand Groove Bunch ‘Genius Girls Inst (Plus Breaks)’.

THE SHADES OF LOVE: ‘Keep In Touch (Body To Body)’. (US Scorpgemi SGR 10014).
Patrick Adams-produced basic chix squawked 111bpm 12in bumper with rumbling bass (instrumental flip).

RONI GRIFFITH: ‘(The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up’ (US Vanguard SPV 54).
Disconet originated remix of her jauntily rattling 127bpm gay galloper, now on 3-track commercial 12in.

FERRARA: ‘Love Attack Medley’ (Canadian Siamese SIA 007).
Extremely extended ultimate remix of the long established ultra frantic c.132bpm 12in percussive gay galloper.

RARE ESSENCE: ‘Body Moves’ (US Fantasy D-205).
Rhythmically muddled 107-108bpm 12in funk half-stepper with a considerably cleaner mainly instrumental ‘Party/Tune’ B-side.

TOWER OF POWER: ‘It’s As Simple As That’ (US Fusion FPSF 0060).
Lead swapping 83/41bpm 12in gal/guy slowie and more soulful 46bpm ‘You Taught Me How To Love’ flip with ’60s style brass.

OTHER IMPORTS include LPs from Charles Earland, France Joli, Cerrone, Michael Wycoff, Dazz Band, Coffee, Millie Jackson, Bobbi Walker, Gangsters, Daniel, Nolen & Crossley, Chuck Cissel, Debra DeJean, Merge, Jeannie Tracy and lots of jazz sets from such as Ramsey Lewis, Judy Roberts, Tania Maria, Irakere, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, Eric Gale, Casiopea, McCoy Tyner.


UK Disco Top 90 – March 6, 1982

01 01 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
02 03 Brandi Wells – Watch Out – WMOT 12”
03 04 Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance Again – London 12”
04 02 George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing – Warner Bros 12”
05 09 George Duke – Shine On / Positive Energy – Epic 12”
06 06 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – US Sutra 12”
07 12 Whispers – In The Raw / Small Talkin’ – Solar 12”
08 16 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – CBS 12”
09 07 Daryl Hall & John Oates – I Can’t Go For That – RCA 12”
10 11 Earth Wind & Fire – I’ve Had Enough / Let’s Groove (Remix) / Kalimba Tree – CBS 12”
11 05 Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It – De-Lite 12”
12 10 Kleeer – Taste The Music / I Shall Get Over / Wall To Wall / De Ting Continues – Atlantic LP
13 14 Touch – Keep On – Elite 12”
14 08 Alton Edwards – I Just Wanna – Streetwave 12”
15 40 Carol Kenyon / Morrissey Mullen – Come And Get Me / Life On The Wire – Beggars Banquet 12”
16 19 The Band A.K.A. – Grace – US PPL LP
17 17 New York Skyy – Let’s Celebrate / Call Me – Epic/Streetwave 12”
18 38 Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart – De-Lite 12”
19 15 Stone – Time / Instrumental – US West End 12”
20 20 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love – US Chaz Ro 12”
21 22 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – US SAM 12”
22 18 Tom Browne – Fungi Mama – Arista GRP 12”
23 29 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose / Our Time Is Coming – US Polydor LP
24 24 Slave – Wait For Me / Just A Touch Of Love – Atlantic 12”
25 13 Yvonne Gage – Garden Of Eve – Atlantic 12”
26 39 Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow – Motown 12”
27 21 Shakatak – Easier Said Than Done – Polydor 12”
28 25 Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt – Philadelphia Int 12”
29 48 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – US Liberty 12”
30 36 Second Image – Fall In Love / Take A Trip – Polydor 12”
31 41 War – You Got The Power – US RCA 12”
32 72 Claudja Barry – If I Do It To You – Ensign 12”
33 49 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic – US RCA 12”
34 26 Whispers – Emergency / Turn Me Out / Cruisin’ In / Love Is Where You Find It – Solar LP
35 68 George Duke – Ride On Love / Dream On / Son Of Reach For It – Epic LP
36 23 Central Line – Don’t Tell Me / Shake It Up – Mercury 12”
37 75 Central Line – Don’t Tell Me (Remix) – Mercury 12”
38 42 Ernie Watts – Chariots Of Fire / Valdez In The Country / Lady / Gigolo / Hold On – US Qwest LP
39 33 Kasso – Kasso – US Delirium/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
40 51 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Sincerely / If It Ain’t One Thing… It’s Another / Mr. Look So Good / Taking Applications / After I Put My Lovin’ On You – US Boardwalk LP
41 28 Gilberto Gil – Palco – German WEA LP
42 27 Lamont Dozier – You Oughta Be In Pictures / Help Is On The Way – US M&M LP
43 35 Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way – US Harlem Int 12”
44 31 Central Line – Breaking Point – Mercury LP
45 30 Bar-Kays – Nightcruising / Hit And Run – Mercury 12”
46 44 Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight – Jive 12”
47 45 Grover Washington Jr – Little Black Samba / Jamming / Be Mine Tonight – Elektra LP
48 34 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – I’ve Got To Learn To Say No / She’s Got Papers On Me – Epic 12”
49 NE Children Of 7 – Solid Dub – Stiff 12”
50 67 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around – WMOT LP
51 62 Jimmy Castor – E-Man Boogie ’82 – US Salsoul 12”
52 61 Diana Ross – Mirror Mirror – Capitol 12”
53 46 Mike & Brenda Sutton – We’ll Make It – SAM 12”
54 NE Four Tops – Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over – Casablanca 12”
55 50 Kano – Can’t Hold Back / Round And Round – US Mirage LP
56 60 Don Latarski – Beginning Song / Jennifer Anne’s Samba – US Inner City LP
57 43 Jerry Carr – This Must Be Heaven – US Cherie 12”
58 63 Rick James – Ghetto Life – Motown 12”
59 55 Patrick Cowley – Megatron Man / Get A Little – US Megatone LP
60 56 Phyllis Nelson – Don’t Stop The Train – US Tropique 12”
61 52 Henderson & Whitfield – Dancin’ To The Beat (Inst) – US Park Place 12”
62 54 Rafael Cameron – Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya / All That’s Good To Me – US Salsoul 12”
63 NE Cool Runners – Play The Game – MCA 12”
64 37 Komiko – Feel Alright / Instrumental – US SAM 12”
65 58 Evelyn King – Spirit Of The Dancer – RCA 12”
66 NE Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love – US Profile 12”
67 59 Breakfast Band – Tokyo Shuffle / Tuna – Breakfast Music LP
68 NE Imagination – Just An Illusion – R&B 12”
69 47 P-Funk All Stars – Hydraulic Pump Part III – US Hump 12”
70 78 Shalamar – Friends / I Can Make You Feel Good – Solar 12”
71 NE Search – Like The Way (You Funk With Me) – US Philly World 12”
72 84 L.A. Boppers – Where Do The Bop Go? / Wrap You Up / Dog House – US MCA LP
73 53 Modern Romance – Queen Of The Rapping Scene – WEA 12”
74 66 Alphonse Mouzon – Don’t Want To Lose This Feeling – London 12”
75 RE Antilles – Let’s Shake / Simon’s Melody – Ice 12”
76 64 Dolly Dots – P.S. I Love You – WEA 12”
77 78 Shalamar – Playing To Win / A Night To Remember – Solar LP
78 83 C.M. Lord – Flashback – RCA 12”
79 NE Teddy Pendergrass – I Just Called To Say / Reach Out And Touch – Philadelphia Int
80 57 Direct Drive – Don’t Depend On Me / Time Machine – Oval 12”
81 77 Syreeta – Quick Slick – Motown 12”
82 NE Side On – Magic / Magic Version – Beggars Banquet 12”
83 79 Barbara Roy – If You Want Me (Remix) – Canadian Black Sun 12”
84 NE Gayle Adams – Let’s Go All The Way / Baby I Need Your Loving – US Prelude LP
85 86 Fuse One – Sunwalk / Silk / Hot Fire – US CTI LP
86 NE Brass Construction – Can You See The Light – US Liberty 12”
87 80 Rah Band – Winter Love / Funk Me Down To Rio – TNT 12”
88 82 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – US Ze/Island 12”
89 NE Imortals – The Ultimate Warlord – Excaliber 12”
90 NE Elecktrik Funk – On A Journey (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Next Movement: ‘Let’s Work It Out’ (US Prelude 12in)
Tom Tom Club: ‘Genius Of Love’ (Island 12in)
Shalamar: ‘Talk To Me’ (Solar 12in)
Aurra: ‘A Little Love’ / ‘Checking You Out’ / ‘Patience’ (US Salsoul LP)
Mystic Merlin: ‘Mr Magician’ / ‘Full Moon’ (US Capitol LP)
Slyck: ‘Bush Beat’ / ‘Love It Or’ (US Solid Platinum 12in)
Kasso: ‘Walkman’ / ‘Brazilian Dancer’ (US Delirium LP)
Night Bandit: ‘Like A Thief In The Night’ (US Cherry Hill 12in)
Atmosfear: ‘Magic Bullet’ (Jive 12in)
Veda Brown: ‘Don’t Start Lovin’ Me’ / Various: ‘Stax On 45’ (Stax 12in)
J. Gale Gaymon: ‘(If You) Study Long You’ll Study Wrong’ (US Alton 12in)
Chas Jankel: ‘Glad To Know You (Remix)’ (US Disconet LP)
Jumpp: ‘Over Easy’ (RCA 12in)
Style: ‘Movin’ On (Inst)’ (US Emergency 12in)
David Matthews: ‘Sambafrique’ (Japanese LP)
Buzzz: ‘Sorry My Dear’ (RCA 12in)
Bohannon: ‘Take The Country To New York City’ / ‘You’re The One’ (US Phase II LP)
Junior: ‘Mama Used To Say’ (US Mercury 12in)
Real Thing: ‘Love Takes Tears’ (Calibre 12in)
Keith Diamond Band: ‘Body Talk’ / ‘All Night Rocker’ (US Millennium 12in)
Maxine Singleton: ‘Don’t You Love It’ (US Peter Pan 12in)
Greg Perry: ‘It Takes Heart’ (US Alfa 12in)
Gonzalez: ‘Closer To You’ (Tooti Frooti 12in promo)
Shakatak: ‘Night Birds’ / ‘Rio Nights’ (Polydor 12in promo)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 02 The Model / Computer Love – Kraftwerk – EMI 12”
02 01 Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
03 11 Love Plus One – Haircut One Hundred – Arista 12”
04 03 I Just Wanna – Alton Edwards – Streetwave 12”
05 07 Easier Said Than Done – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
06 10 I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates – RCA 12”
07 05 I’ve Had Enough / Let’s Groove (Remix) – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
08 08 You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
09 06 Never Give Up On A Good Thing – George Benson – Warner Bro 12”
10 14 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three/Bananarama – Chrysalis 12”
11 26 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
12 18 Town Called Malice / Precious – The Jam – Polydor 12”
13 09 Watch Out – Brandi Wells – WMOT 12”
14 04 Don’t You Want Me – Human League 100 – Virgin 12”
15 12 Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
16 24 Poison Arrow – ABC – Neutron 12”
17 13 Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
18 20 Some Guys Have All The Luck – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
19 29 Golden Brown – Stranglers – Liberty
20 19 Maid Of Orleans – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Dindisc 12”
21 15 Being Boiled – Human League – EMI
22 17 Oh Julie – Shakin’ Stevens – Epic
23 25 Queen Of The Rapping Scene – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
24 21 Don’t Walk Away – Four Tops – Casablanca 12”
25 48 Mickey – Toni Basil – Radialchoice
26 31 I’ve Got To Learn To Say No – Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Epic 12”
27 22 Don’t Stop – The Mood – RCA 12”
28 62 Genius Of Love / Yella – Tom Tom Club / Mr Yellow – Island 12”
29 16 Let’s Groove (Remix) – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
30 49 Klacto Vee Sedstein – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
31 63 See You – Depeche Mode – Mute
32 33 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
33 30 European Son – Japan – Hansa 12”
34 51 It’s Not My Real Name – Landscape – RCA 12”
35 36 Dead Ringer For Love – Meat Loaf – Epic
36 28 Spirit Of The Dancer – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
37 27 Drowning In Berlin – Mobiles – Rialto
38 — Take My Heart – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
39 — Stars On Stevie – Starsound – CBS 12”
40 32 Fungi Mama – Tom Browne – Arista GRP 12”
41 23 Flashback / Burnin’ Up – Imagination – R&B 12”
42 42 Move On / Mutant Dance Move – Fashion – Arista 12”
43 37 Arthur’s Theme – Christopher Cross – Warner Bros
44 38 She Loved Like Diamond – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
45 — Come And Get Me – Morrissey Mullen – Beggars Banquet 12”
46 56 Senses Working Overtime – XTC – Virgin 12”
47 39 Don’t Tell Me – Central Line – Mercury 12”
48 41 Do Or Die / The Thing’s That Dreams Are Made Of – Human League – Virgin LP
49 74 Showroom Dummies / Numbers / Pocket Calculator – Kraftwerk – EMI 12”
50 67 Fall In Love – Second Image – Polydor 12”
51 43 I Could Be Happy – Altered Images – Epic 12”
52 — No G.D.M. / I.C. Code – Gina X – EMI 12”
53 35 Mirror Mirror – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
54 46 Empire State Human – Human League – Virgin
55 — Because You’re Young – Private Lives – Chrysalis 12”
56 — Rock ‘N’ Roll – Nightclubbing / Being Boiled – Human League – Virgin
57 — Cardiac Arrest – Madness – Stiff
58 71 Hill Street Blues – Mike Post – Elektra 12”
59 58 Wait For Me – Slave – Atlantic 12”
60 — Centrefold – J Geils Band – EMI America
61 — House On Fire – Boomtown Rats – Mercury 12”
62 45 Ghetto Life – Rick James – Motown 12”
63 57 Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
64 70 Landslide – Olivia Newton-John – EMI
65 52 Garden Of Eve – Yvonne Gage – Atlantic 12”
66 — Your Love / Agent 405 – Lime – Carrere 12”
67 — Emotional Disguise – Peter Godwin – Polydor 12”
68 59 Nights Over Egypt – Jones Girls – Phil Int 12”
69 61 In The Raw – Whispers – Solar 12”
70 40 Mirror Mirror – Dollar – WEA
71 34 The Land Of Make Believe – Bucks Fizz – RCA
72 — I Travel – Simple Minds – Arista 12”
73 — The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On Wheels Of Steel – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – Sugarhill 12”
74 — We’ll Make It – Mike & Brenda Sutton – SAM 12”
75 50 Bouncy Bouncy – Jumpp – RCA 12”


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:

Adam & The Ants 134c, Star Sound 126-111-138f, Goombay Dance Band 0-89-91f, Foster & Allen 54-0r, Rod Stewart 58-117-118f (Ace, reissued Polydor POSP 416, 122-124f), Pigbag 147-144-143c, Journey 29/59-119-121f, Quarterflash 123-127f, Grand Prix 89f.

One thought on “March 6, 1982: Oneness Of Juju, Chocolate Milk, Janet Kay, Brass Construction, Electrik Funk”

  1. The imports James didn’t review this week sounds like a who’s who of the kind of sounds that seemed to dominate the clubs and pirate stations around London and the south east in 1982/83 when I first started visiting the former:
    Freddie Hubbard, Lee Ritenour, Cassiopeia, Judy Roberts, Ramsey Lewis, Tania Maria, Charles Earland, Michael Wycoff etc in just one week
    and what with Brass Construction and ‘Barely breaking Even’ reviewed and ‘you’re the one for me’ still at number one – this week is a microcosm of what the jazz-funk scene was like in the golden days.

    I was surprised recently on here that Level 42’s Starchild didn’t spend longer and go higher in the dance chart as it seemed to be massive at the time but maybe that popularity was watered down and it wasn’t so omnipresent once you got outside about a 40 miles radius of London. What we didn’t know at the time though was that Starchild was also massive on the cutting edge New York disco scene as can still be seen when mixed of it sometime pop up on midern house mixes.

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