April 10, 1982: Sharon Brown, Patrice Rushen, Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields, “D” Train, Fat Larry’s Band

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

PETER POWELL starts BBC Radio One’s retitled ‘Steppin’ Out’ summer soul show with a special edition on Easter Monday, after which it will comprise the last 6-7pm hour of his regular weekday show every Monday and feature a 3-way guest rota that includes Froggy and Pete Tong . . . Martin Collins now hosts the whole Sunday 3 – 6pm soul show on Chiltern Radio (362MW/97.5FM) . . . “Murray The K” Kaufman, the New York radio DJ who back in 1964 on WABC was dubbed “The 5th Beatle”, sadly has gone to watch those submarine races in the sky — It was at one of his Brooklyn Fox stage shows that I met Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, Ronettes, Searchers, Millie Small, Jimmy Cliff (and that was less than half the bill!) . . . Hungarian jazz guitarist Gabor Szabo has also died, in Budapest, aged 45 of liver and kidney troubles . . . Tom Browne’s “Top 6” must have shaken up a few of Mike Allen’s Capital Radio housewife listeners, climaxing as it did with George Duke’s ‘Festival‘! . . . Tom Browne and Junior Giscombe each pretended to be ordinary punters doing impersonations of themselves at Caister’s alternative appalling talent contest . . . Linx’s Sketch says that out of all the current Brit-funkers, Junior stands out as a real future star (which I don’t doubt, but Sketch also thinks that Maze aren’t soulful!) . . . UK copies of Junior ‘Mama Used To Say’ are just like the US 12in, a 33 1/3rpm 3-tracker featuring Tee Scott’s ‘American Remix’ plus an ‘American Instrumental Mix’ and ‘British Party Mix’ (all at 110bpm) . . . Roy Carter is bubbling about his forthcoming new singles for Second Image and Central Line . . . Richard James Burgess is the drummer on the current D’Llegance import 12in, the tracks of which were laid down over two years ago but never issued then . . . Steve Jerome’s self-financed last recent effort may have been a no-no, but the two new tracks he’s now got in the can would even make Morgan Khan green with envy — talk about hot! . . . Morgan meanwhile is dropping “Gracious” hints . . . Is Rowdy getting “Weary”? . . . Orin Cozier is happily plugging independently, and has lots of work . . . Motown picked up UK rights to Bobby Womack’s ‘The Poet’ LP, for rush-release here in June (rush-release?!) . . . Rush Release and Island combined for a promo-only compilation LP featuring current stuff by Gwen Guthrie, The Cage, Was (Not Was), Pablo, The Members, plus an unreleased newie from Kid Creole, ‘Wonderful Thing’, a subduedly sassy steady slow 102-103bpm ticker . . . WEA’s Fred Dove has sent out white labels of The Dukes ‘Nite Music‘ an attempt to get funky (the looser 115(intro)-117-119bpm ‘Part 2’ is best) which white boys may like . . . Lothian & Fife DJ Assn (hon. President: Radio Forth’s Jay Crawford) have slashed their annual subscription by half to only £7.50, which gets you an LFDJA T-shirt, car stickers, membership card and six issues of their bi-monthly ‘Sound Pad’ mag (they’re working on the usual insurance-type benefits too) — apply to secretary Ian Gavin, 5 Howdenhall Loan, Edinburgh EH16 6UY (031 664 6533) . . . Tony St Michael has formed a funk club called Funk Connection (South) and does a gig next Saturday (17) in Blackpool — but where? — for which £1 tickets are available with an SAE from (his real name: M. A. Bird, 22 Tollington Park, Finsbury Park, London N4 — It’s not a lot to go on, is it? . . . ‘Instalead’, the lamp bulb paint mentioned last week, comes from good glass shops (which may be good class shops too!) . . . psst, who’s the Rotherham DJ who, when asked for “D” Train, played the vocal side of a 7in copy? (snigger, snigger) . . . Bananarama were on the floor in force at my Soho Le Beat Route ’60s soul night last Tuesday, but didn’t look too happy when I played the Velvelettes ‘He Was Really Saying Something’! . . . Haircut One Hundred’s sex symbol Nick Heyward, tucking into a steak at Capital Radio’s canteen last Friday, said that, no, it wasn’t him that used to go to Caister, but a couple of other guys in the group probably did . . . US TV has a spin-off series now based on the movie ‘Fame’ . . . Mel Brooks ‘It’s Good To Be The King‘ (and Sylvia’s answer version) is huge on New York urban contemporary radio, and TC Curtis ‘Body Shake‘ is getting played there too . . . how come some people keep raving about Xavier ‘Sucker‘ and P-Funk All Stars ‘Pump‘ as great funk dance records when in my experience they’re both instant death to the floor at Gullivers (which, let’s face it, is full of funky black Americans and Africans)? . . . I imagine Monsoon ‘Ever So Lonely‘ must mix beautifully with Altered Images ‘Happy Birthday’ . . . The Reddings have recorded Daddy/Uncle Otis’s ‘(Sittin’ On The) Dock Of The Bay‘ for US 7in release . . . Stevie Wonder’s long overdue album, virtually all of it old material but delayed because Stevie evidently doesn’t like the cover art (talk about ‘Inner Vision’!), has got record dealers running scared now, as they’d ordered it in large quantities for pre-Christmas sale and now expect it to stay sitting on their shelves . . . US Disco and Soul charts should soon be reappearing in RM, and — if we get a whole page for all those type of charts — we’ll consider compiling a UK gay disco chart provided enough jocks consistently return to us . . . Teddy Pendergrass is rumoured to have had an odd choice in travelling companion . . . Paul Major (Gt Yarmouth Brunswick Regency Suite) declares, “Bumpkins do it standing in the hay”! . . . Sandy Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms) says he calls his sideburns “side-pins”, because (he adds) “If the ladies get too close, well, they get “pricked!” . . . Jim Kershaw (Sheffield) reports the local Svenson clinic now do a very handsome Rasta locks weave . . . Nick Ratcliffe (Winkfield) reckons, “If you can’t comb ’em, weave ’em!” . . . hang on, there goes the ‘phone . . . John Malkin (Rotherham), silver tongued flatterer, says “Odds ‘N’ Bods make it worth getting up on Thursday” . . . RISE AND SHINE!


UK NEWIES

SHARON BROWN: ‘I Specialise In Love’ (Virgin VS 494-12).
Now packaged in full colour pictorial sleeve to show off Sharon’s striking grey-eyed looks, this sinuously tugging subtle unhurried multi-textured side to side kicking 114bpm 12in simple catchy chorus smacker (instrumental flip) actually did the near impossible these days and rocketed to number one while still on import. It synchs sensationally out of Vicky “D”’s break, and at any other time would have been a cert for pop crossover in the tradition of ’79.

PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Forget Me Nots’ (Elektra K 13173T).
Sharon had better enjoy her time at the top while she can, ‘cos this sensational lightweight seeming but steely purposeful 114bpm whomping strutter will be there before too long, with Patrice coolly squeaking over a steady rhythm drive (Atlantic Starr and McCrarys synch superbly out of it) on 3-track 12in flipped by her older ‘Haven’t You Heard’ and ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.

RICHARD ‘DIMPLES’ FIELDS: ‘If It Ain’t One Thing . . . It’s Another’ (LP ‘Mr Look So Good’ Epic EPC 85693).
This languidly jogging bittersweet lush long 98bpm smoocher with conversational talking is evidently proving an inspiration to listeners in the States. The yearning 30/61bpm ‘Taking Applications‘ (he’s lookin’ for a fox!) continues his ‘Papers’ line of chat with a sexy lady joining in. The title track‘s a jaunty 121-123bpm pulsator, while the boffo boss is his gorgeous re-recording of the Moonglows classic 67/34-68bpm ‘Sincerely‘ doo-wop ballad.

FAT LARRY’S BAND: ‘Act Like You Know’ (WMOT VS 491-12).
As by now you must know, this bass-tugged purposefully rumbling 103-104-105bpm slinky thudder is ridiculously similar to the Whatnauts ‘Help Is On The Way‘, which (still better to my mind) mixes imperceptibly out of it if you’re nifty, and here is on 3-track 12in with an instrumental version plus the basic bumping 114-115bpm ‘Get Down And Get Funky‘ (neither on his LP).

GWEN GUTHRIE : ‘It Should’ve Been You’ (Island 12WIP 6757).
New brighter and emptier 117-118-119bpm 12in mix of the nice bass burbled and synth bubbled simple little smacker by Sly Stone’s ‘Killing Me Softly’ co-penning super session-singing ex-wife, but by now I prefer the promo LP’s denser 118-119-120bpm original version (with her great “mark de tape so I don’t have to go so far back next time” opening comment). Could Island be sowing the seeds of discontent before the ruddy record’s even out?

O’BRYAN: ‘Still Water (Love)’ (Capitol 12C1 240).
Gorgeous 88bpm 12in slow roller stays close to the Four Tops original and should do very well — and haven’t Capitol been quick?

GLORIA JONES: ‘Tainted Love’ (Inferno 12-HEAT 6, via Pinnacle).
Remixed (but sadly not the new AVI version) by simply editing the first few beats over and over again to create an ‘All Nighter Version’, this and the shorter original Northern Soul stomper (both 162bpm) make up the 45rpm side of a clear vinyl 12in, the 33 1/3rpm flip of which features ten (count ’em) segued but not exactly flowing Northern Soul oldies from Neil Rushton’s back catalogue. Well worth getting by pop jocks into Soft Cell.

ATMOSFEAR: ‘Xtra Special’ (Elite DAZZ 12).
Surprisingly different for them but still featuring a wide open bass sound, this heavily thudding 109-107-109-107-109bpm 12in funk plodder, with squawking chick after the beat has built up intensity, the shorter 109-107-109bpm instrumental flip having a sparser mix. It sounds great, though may go on a bit for dancers.

MORRISSEY MULLEN: ‘Making Waves’ (LP ‘Life On The Wire’ Beggars Banquet BEGA 33).
Chris Palmer-produced listenable “fuzak” with more jazz bite than Shakatak, say, but less universal dance appeal, initial wave makers being this specialist 127-131-128-129-0bpm samba, the slick fast 132bpm ‘Brazil Nut‘ sax shuffler and attractive 46/91bpm ‘Takin’ Time’ instrumental smoocher, Carol Kenyon warbling the title track jagged 124bpm burbler as well as some slowies (and the single).

XAVIER: ‘Rock Me Sock Me’ (LP ‘Point Of Pleasure’ Liberty LBG 30347).
Stacy Lattisaw/Michael Jackson/Shalamar-style beefily bassy 119½bpm jiggler is in fact too bassy to cut through cleanly, the chunkily jogging 89-88bpm ‘Do It To The Max‘ slinker being Marvin Gaye-ish, and soulful slow 0-62/31bpm ‘Dial The Love Man (634-5789)’ in the Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields ‘Papers’ tradition.


IMPORTS

PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Number One’ (LP ‘Straight From The Heart’ US Elektra E1-60015).
An immediate sell-out in all London’s import shops over the weekend, this set finds Patrice hitting an unwavering rhythm groove that deserves to be called consistent rather than samey, the initial big talking point being this electronically “taking off’ powerful steady 114bpm instrumental smacker with her jazzy piano tinkling to the fore through bass, beat and humming, while ‘Breakout!‘ is an emphatically jolting 120bpm whomper, ‘I Was Tired Of Being Alone‘ a bass bopped jiggly 118bpm strutter which doesn’t really develop, ‘All We Need‘ a similar 117bpm duet, and the luxuriantly rolling 91bpm ‘Remind Me‘ the most rhythmic of several lovely slowies.

“D” TRAIN: ‘Walk On By’ (LP ‘You’re The One For Me’ US Prelude PRL 14105).
“D” Train turns out to be the multi-tracked voice of James Williams — and therein lies the rub, as while we preferred the instrumental side all he gives us on LP are vocals. However, this actually is an excellent unhurriedly swaying at first but then intensifying and changing 114bpm Vandross-ish soul treatment of Dionne Warwick’s epochal 1964 classic, ‘Keep On‘ an Evelyn King-ish slickly tugging long 116bpm drifter with some good gimmicky vocal phasing, ‘Tryin’ To Get Over‘ a chunkily bumbling 102-103-102-103bpm roller, ‘Love Vibration‘ a hit-styled trite 124bpm synth burbler, ‘“D” Train Theme‘ a rather corny smacking 123-122bpm semi-rapper, while ‘You’re The One For Me (Reprise)‘ is the 119½bpm instrumental version rearranged with added dub-like echoing vocal phrases.

FAT LARRY’S BAND: ‘Be My Lady’ (LP ‘Breakin’ Out’ US WMOT FW 37968).
Beautifully produced if somewhat plagiaristic vocal set, this being an excellent economically chugging 119-122-121-122bpm creamy harmony chanter which I personally prefer to their extraordinarily Whatnauts-like single, ‘Golden Moment‘ a lovely lush 96bpm jogger, ‘Traffic Stopper‘ a Rick James inflected smooth 117-120bpm funk bumper, ‘House Party‘ another flaggingly familiar 118-119bpm harmony tripper which quotes briefly from ‘Jamming’, and ‘Video‘ extremely ‘Super Freak’-ish at 130bpm.

FOREAL PEOPLE: ‘Love Begins With You’ (US Tropique TD 102).
Muddily mixed bass-pattered steadily pushing 114-117bpm 12in monotonous burbling groove just keeps on and on (to end abruptly) with inconsequential vocal interplay (instrumental flip), shifting percussion, and the atmosphere of something jazz-funk fans would have loved in 1978. Initial sales suggest they like it still.

CAMEO: ‘Soul Army’ (LP ‘Alligator Woman’ US Chocolate City CCLP 2021).
Militaristic purposeful 110-109bpm jolter starts with “all right you freaks — line up!” before the bumping chants call and answer “yes sir!”, ‘Flirt‘ being a possibly more interesting convoluted 107bpm herky-jerky half-stepper, while the Prince-inspired lurching 125bpm ‘Be Yourself‘ (‘Just Be Yourself’ on single) and frantically untidy 143bpm title track are the only other uptempo tracks on a disappointing funk set.

TOUCHDOWN: ‘Ease Your Mind/Remix US’ (US Streetwise SWRL 2201).
Hottest 12in of the week, this 3-tracker couples a dynamite remix of the Brit-funk oldie with not only an alternative ‘Remix UK‘ but also a sensational ‘Ritmo Suave‘ salsa version and gubbins me didn’t buy it before everyone had sold out! Full review next week.


UK Disco Top 90 – April 10, 1982

01 01 Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love – Virgin 12”
02 07 Imagination – Just An Illusion – R&B 12”
03 02 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Liberty 12”
04 05 War – You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – RCA 12”
05 06 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – SAM 12”
06 04 Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow – Motown 12”
07 03 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
08 09 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – Buddah 12”
09 16 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – US Elektra 12”
10 14 Shakatak – Night Birds / Rio Nights – Polydor 12”
11 20 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love / Go Back – Project 12”
12 15 Brass Construction – Can You See The Light – Liberty 12”
13 22 Elecktrik Funk – On A Journey (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
14 10 Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart – De-Lite 12”
15 08 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose / Our Time Is Coming – Polydor LP
16 28 Search – Like The Way (You Funk With Me) – Philly World 12”
17 12 The Band A.K.A. – Grace – US PPL LP
18 19 New York Skyy – Call Me (Remix) – Epic/Streetwave 12”
19 17 Stone – Time / Instrumental – Carrere 12”
20 18 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It – US Peter Pan Artists 12”
21 30 Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good / Friends – Solar 12”
22 21 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic – RCA 12”
23 34 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – US WMOT 12”
24 11 George Duke – Shine On / Positive Energy – Epic 12”
25 27 Next Movement – Let’s Work It Out (Inst) / (Vocal) – US Prelude 12”
26 13 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – CBS 12”
27 32 Frankie Beverly & Maze – Joy And Pain / Golden Time Of Day / Happy Feelin’s – Capitol 12”
28 25 Atlantic Starr – Circles / Love Me Down / Perfect Love / Sexy Dancer – US A&M LP
29 44 Savanna – Never Let You Go / Instrumental – R&B 12”
30 39 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Ze 12”
31 64 Mass Production – Inner City / Maybe Maybe / Never Ever – US Cotillion LP
32 35 Gonzalez – (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Tooti Frooti 12”
33 24 Brandi Wells – Watch Out – WMOT 12”
34 29 Kleeer – Taste The Music / Wall To Wall / I Shall Get Over – Atlantic LP
35 52 Irakere – Chekere Son / La Comparsa – US Milestone LP
36 23 Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance Again – London 12”
37 31 Carol Kenyon / Morrissey Mullen – Come And Get Me / Life On The Wire – Beggars Banquet 12”
38 58 B.B.C.S. & A. – Rock Shock – US SAM 12”
39 43 Touch – Keep On – Elite 12”
40 40 Gilberto Gil – Palco – WEA 12”
41 53 The Quick – The Rhythm Of The Jungle – Epic 12”
42 76 Jeff Lorber – Always There / The Magician / Full Moon – US Arista LP
43 38 Second Image – Fall In Love / Take A Trip – Polydor 12”
44 51 Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Charly 10” EP
45 33 Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight – Jive 12”
46 42 George Benson – Never Give Up On A Good Thing – Warner Bros 12”
47 26 Central Line – Don’t Tell Me (Remix) – Mercury 12”
48 45 Mystic Merlin – Mr Magician / Full Moon – US Capitol LP
49 46 Judy Roberts – Ole / I Can’t Help It – US Inner City LP
50 36 P-Funk All Stars – Hydraulic Pump Part III – Virgin 12”
51 75 The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do / Dub – Metropolis 12”
52 81 Joy – I Need Your Love – Part 3 – US Eastern 12”
53 63 Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even – US Moonglow 12”
54 48 Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way – US Harlem Int 12”
55 66 Gayle Adams – Baby I Need Your Loving – Epic 12”
56 72 Phyllis Nelson – Don’t Stop The Train – US Tropique 12”
57 74 Michael Wycoff – Looking Up To You / Diamond Real – US RCA LP
58 50 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – If It Ain’t One Thing… It’s Another / Sincerely / Mr. Look So Good / Taking Applications – Epic LP
59 41 Whispers – In The Raw – Solar 12”
60 83 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – US Capitol LP
61 88 Third World – Try Jah Love – CBS 12”
62 60 Greg Perry – It Takes Heart – US Alta 12”
63 90 ADC Band – Roll With The Punches / A Little Taste Of Love / So Good / Give It Up – US Cotillion LP
64 61 Cool Runners – Play The Game – MCA 12”
65 57 Frankie Smith – Double Dutch Bus / Double Dutch – WMOT 12”
66 78 Melba Moore – Let’s Stand Together – EMI America 12”
67 70 Gayle Adams – Let’s Go All The Way – Epic LP
68 RE Ernie Watts – Chariots Of Fire – Qwest LP
69 62 Azymuth – May I Have This Dance / Estreito De Taruma / Last Summer In Rio – US Milestone LP
70 NE Decoupage – Puerto Rico (Salsa Version) – R&B 12”
71 NE O’Bryan – Still Water (Love) – Capitol 12”
72 77 Ramsey Lewis – You Never Know / Lynn / Callin’ Fallin’ / It’s Just Called Love / Hits Medley / Sassy Stew – CBS LP
73 NE Fat Larry’s Band – Be My Lady – US WMOT LP
74 NE Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (Remix US) / Ritmo Suave – US Streetwise 12”
75 NE Roni Griffith – (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – US Vanguard 12”
76 49 Lamont Dozier – You Oughta Be In Pictures – US M&M LP
77 84 Janet Kay – You Bring The Sun Out – Black Roots 12”
78 NE Rare Essence – Body Moves (Party/Tune) – US Fantasy 12”
79 65 Chocolate Milk – Let’s Go All The Way / Blue Jeans – RCA 12”
80 56 Charles Earland – Earland’s Jam / The Only One / Animal – US Columbia LP
81 47 Breakfast Band – Tokyo Shuffle – Breakfast Music 12”
82 67 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around (Remix) – WMOT 12” promo
83 59 Claudja Barry – If I Do It To You – Ensign 12”
84 79 Rafael Cameron – All That’s Good To Me / Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya – US Salsoul 12”
85 69 Komiko – Feel Alright / Instrumental – US SAM 12”
86 NE Kasso – Brazilian Dancer / Walkman / Key West – US Delirium LP
87 89 Quincy Jones – The Dude / One Hundred Ways – A&M 12”
88 NE Spandau Ballet – Chant No.1 (Remix) / Instinction (Re-Remix) – Reformation 12”
89 NE Junior – Mama Used To Say (US Remix) – Mercury 12”
90 NE ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Reprise) / Walk On By / Keep On – US Prelude LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Voggue: ‘Love Buzz’ (Canadian Celsius 12in)
Alton Edwards: ‘Strange Woman’ (CBS 12in promo)
Funkapolitan: ‘Run Run Run (Instrumental)’ (US Pavillion 12in)
Atmosfear: ‘Xtra Special’ (Elite 12in white label)
Cornelius Bumpus: ‘Saul’s Afar’ / ‘A Clear View’ (US Broadbeach LP)
Marcio Montarroyos: ‘Patamar’ / ‘In What Direction Are You Headed?’ / ‘Makenna Beach’ / ‘Pedra Bonita’ (US Columbia LP)
Saint Tropez: ‘Femmes Fatales’ (US Destiny LP)
Shades Of Love: ‘Keep in Touch (Body To Body)’ (US Scorpgemi 12in)
Mark-E: ‘Let’s Get Married’ (Dolphin 12in)
Foreal People: ‘Love Begins With You (Instrumental)’ (US Tropique 12in)
Cameo: ‘Just Be Yourself’ / ‘Soul Army’ (US Chocolate City LP/12in promo)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 01 Poison Arrow – ABC – Neutron 12”
02 02 Love Plus One – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
03 04 Just An Illusion – Imagination – R&B 12”
04 05 You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
05 03 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis 12”
06 07 Take My Heart – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
07 06 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
08 08 This Beat Is Mine – Vicky “D” – SAM 12”
09 10 Never Give Up On A Good Thing – George Benson – Warner Bro 12”
10 09 Stars On Stevie – Star Sound – CBS 12”
11 16 Chant No.1 (Remix) / Instinction (Re-Remix) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
12 12 See You – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
13 14 Mickey – Toni Basil – Radialchoice
14 11 Klacto Vee Sedstein – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
15 15 Your Honour – Pluto – KR 12”
16 26 Night Birds – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
17 25 Party Fears Two – Associates – Associates 12”
18 13 I’ve Had Enough – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
19 24 You Got The Power – War – RCA 12”
20 30 Layla – Derek & The Dominos – RSO 12”
21 19 Damned Don’t Cry – Visage – Polydor 12”
22 20 Town Called Malice / Precious – The Jam – Polydor 12”
23 17 I Can’t Go For That – Hall & Oates – RCA 12”
24 22 Shine On – George Duke – Epic 12”
25 23 Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
26 21 Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
27 18 Go Wild In The Country – Bow Wow Wow – RCA 12”
28 37 The Model – Kraftwerk – EMI 12”
29 31 Double Dutch Bus – Frankie Smith – WMOT 12”
30 27 Watch Out – Brandi Wells – WMOT 12”
31 29 Height Of The Fighting (He-La-Hu) – Heaven 17 – Virgin 12”
32 38 Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over – Four Tops – Casablanca 12”
33 33 I’ve Got To Learn To Say No – Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Epic 12”
34 — More Than This – Roxy Music – EG/Polydor
35 43 Don’t You Want Me / Seconds – Human League 100 – Virgin 12”
36 42 Seven Tears – Goombay Dance Band – Epic
37 55 Easier Said Than Done – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
38 34 U Turn Me On – Tomorrow’s Edition – CBS 12”
39 53 Try Jah Love – Third World – CBS 12”
40 48 House On Fire – Boomtown Rats – Mercury 12”
41 44 Some Guys Have All The Luck – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
42 28 Centrefold / Flamethrower – J Geils Band – EMI America
43 64 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
44 46 Tell Me Tomorrow – Smokey Robinson – Motown 12”
45 52 Ain’t No Pleasing You – Chas & Dave – Rockney
46 59 Nowhere Girl – B-Movie – Some Bizarre 12”
47 — Ever So Lonely – Monsoon – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
48 63 Do What Ya Wanna Do – The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Metropolis 12”
49 35 Paint Me Down (Remix) / Coffee Club – Spandau Ballet – Reformation LP/12” promo
50 — Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Xavier – Liberty 12”
51 70 Is It A Dream – Classix Nouveaux – Liberty 12”
52 32 Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
53 40 Don’t Tell Me (Remix) / Walking Into Sunshine (Remix) – Central Line – Mercury 12”
54 62 Genius Of Love (Remix) – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
55 51 In The Raw – Whispers – Solar 12”
56 67 In The Crime Of Life / War – Funkapolitan – London 12”
57 58 I Can Make You Feel Good – Shalamar – Solar 12”
58 — Streetplayer – Mechanik (Audio Extra) – Fashion – Arista 12”
59 61 Baby I Need Your Loving – Gayle Adams – Epic 12”
60 49 Because You’re Young – Private Lives – Chrysalis 12”
61 45 In The Name Of Love – Thompson Twins – T 12”
62 — Ride On A Rhythm – Hot Quisine – Kaleidoscope 12”
63 60 Erection – Mag & The Suspects – London 12”
64 57 Cardiac Arrest – Madness – Stiff
65 — Hydraulic Pump – P-Funk All Stars – Virgin 12”
66 72 (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Gonzalez – Tooti Frooti 12”
67 39 Jungle Music – Rico & The Special AKA – 2 Tone 12”
68 68 Sex Dwarf / Secret Life – Soft Cell – Some Bizarre 12”
69 56 A Kick In The Eye – Bauhaus – Beggars Banquet 12”
70 — Your Love – Lime – Carrere 12”
Last 5 places not available, due to poor print quality.


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:

Roxy Music 32/64-129f, Motorhead 294-0f, Shakatak 118f, Rainbow 112-114-113-115-117f, Pigbag 137-136-142-136-0f, U2 151-156f, Monsoon 0-156f, Girlschool 143f, Fashion 134-0r, Scorpions 118-119f, Fureys 29r, PhD 107f, Bauhaus 121f.

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