April 24, 1982: Linda Taylor, Electrik Funk, Patrice Rushen, The Temptations, Mike Anthony

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

STEVE JEROME has been snapped up by RCA who rush his sensational ‘I’m Into Your Love‘ in a fortnight — busted wide open for us at Gullivers on exclusive acetate, it’s already hotter than Patrick Boothe and sounds like a summer smash! . . . Virgin’s Mick Clark is circulating a white label promo, not due for a month, of Loose End ‘In The Sky‘, a Chris & Eddie (Real Thing) Amoo-produced pleasant chick-cooed burbling 57-114-113bpm 12in jazzy shuffler featuring Jam trumpeter Steve Nichol amongst others, all very well made with a nagging grow-on-you title line hook and instrumental version on 2-track flip but unlikely to break overground into the Shakatak audience . . . I.C.Q. the Ivan Chandler Quintet (all six of ’em!) — hit the bottom of the chart with a jazz white label that’s been boosted by Chris Brown and Holborn’s City Sounds shop . . . Stevie Wonder, sleeve artwork resolved, now at the last minute has changed the running order to delay his hits album even further . . . Motown, it’s whispered, didn’t know the Temptations LP was out until they heard it on Robbie Vincent’s show . . . Roni Griffith ‘Breaking Up’ has been scheduled by PRT . . . Patrick Boothe’s actual pressing — on master tape at 112½bpm and acetate at 113bpm — turns out to be 112bpm, with the instrumental flip 111bpm . . . East Midlands DJ Assn’s Disco & Lighting Exhibition 1982 is this Sunday (25) from noon to 7pm at Nottingham’s Sherwood Rooms in Greyfriar Street (£1 admission) with lots of participants . . . Capital Radio’s John Sachs provisionally opens a club at 3 Green Street in Mayfair this Friday, aimed at music biz and other “sensible” people, but still hasn’t come up with a name for it — your successful suggestion will win two free memberships and a champagne evening on the official big opening night in three weeks, so send ideas to John at Capital, PO Box 194, London NW1 3DR . . . Tom Holland starts a new residency next Wednesday (28) at White’s in Chatham — Tom was with a fully clothed Del Rae when he looked in at Gullivers last Saturday, when we also greeted Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Oscars), Alton Edwards, Steve Jerome and a Finesse PA . . . Tony Monson jocks weekly from next Wednesday (28) when the Brighton Soul Society re-emerges at the Savannah in Brighton’s Queens Hotel, free admission for the first fortnight, an older crowd of jazz-funk/soul fans being aimed for . . . Ashford & Simpson make their London debut at the Dominion on May 7th/8th . . . Bev Sage of the Techno Twins is belatedly revealed as Modern Romance’s rapping “Queen” (maybe you knew already?) . . . Tricky Dicky (London’s Dicks Inn venues) reckons a weekly gay chart wouldn’t change enough as the gay “clones” still require a steady diet of Imortals, Ferrara, Phyllis Nelson, Patrick Cowley, although a new younger camp are emerging who like up to date electronic pop: Dicky also criticizes record companies for releasing the big gay hits far too late here for the gay buyers, even though the likes of Lime and Imortals will sell steadily for longer than most disco soul hits . . . Edgbaston’s Faces French purposefully mis-spelt Club Jardine to counteract local pronunciation, “Jar-deen” sounding more mellifluous than the linguistically correct “Jardan” or Jardin without an “e”! . . . Phil Lang, formerly head of promotion at Chrysalis, has bought Derby’s Blue Note club, where DJ Phil Howell handles funk/reggae Fridays, electro/funk Saturdays, with live groups tending to be on Thursdays . . . Gary Allan (Liverpool McMillans) will probably be surprised to hear his PSLP 307 promo is by Sponooch . . . Gary Williamson (Elland 0422 76063) is after a good condition copy of the LP Moulin Rouge ‘Moulin Rouge’ (ABC AA 1120) . . . Kev James, whose various London residencies like Golders Green Great Expectations are much frequented by foreigners, tips off that vital Eurodisco hits for the summer invasion include Massarra ‘Mama Oh Mama’ (in Italian), Candido ‘Jingo’, Soft Cell ‘Tainted Love’, anything by German superstar Peter Moffey, Ottowan ‘Hands Up’ / ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ (in French), Lime ‘Your Love’, Carol Jiani ‘Hit ‘N’ Run Lover’, Giorgio Moroder ‘Chase’, Kim Larsen ‘Up E Det Blu’ (and any other dance tracks on Danish CBS), Umberto Tozzi ‘Gloria’ (in Italian) . . . Bananarama, despite a looser structure, surprisingly at 135bpm is only 1bpm slower than the Velvelettes original ‘He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’ . . . Derek Pierce (Bath Moles) plays Billy Fields ‘Bad Habits’ LP (CBS) — the guy’s got taste! . . . David ‘Weary’ Yeats (anything for a weekly namecheck?) advises would-be mailing list applicants that they’ll do better if they can spell when they write in — not that a high degree of literacy makes a good DJ, but it does help when it comes to reaction reports . . . Larry Foster (01-519 7280 after 2pm) needs a DJ to double for him at various East London residencies when he’s elsewhere at mobile gigs . . . Nick Ratcliffe, busy as previously detailed around Berks/Surrey venues, now needs a new Thursday night residency — offers on 03447 2535 (days) . . . Martin Platts (where is it you do work in Burnley?) raised £1500 on his charity run uphill, but collapsed and ended up in hospital with exhaustion after yet another marathon . . . King Enri (Catford Saxon Tavern) says Savanna do a great PA with acappella Maze-style singing when their record stops . . . Linda Taylor has an excellent video, marred slightly by some clumsy freeze-frame bits that don’t help the flow . . . Norma Lewis’s chart appearance was inevitable, considering her TMT label’s initials stand for Titchener – McAleer – Titchener . . . Froggy would a wooing go? . . . Clumber Horse Trials on Easter Saturday included a horse called ‘Discotheque’, with the un-nerving announcement coming over the loudspeakers after its cross-country trial that “Discotheque has finished”! . . . Dave Godin reminisced later that night on Richard Searling’s Hallam soul show about such ’60s soulsters as Kenny Carter (a New York mate of mine in ’64, when we nicknamed him “KC” Duvall, who I last saw in ’76 unchanged but going grey) and Bessie Banks (whose ‘Go Now’ I sent to the Moody Blues) — memories, Dave! . . . I see some other Northerners (one in particular) can hardly stand upright for the weight of the chips on their shoulders, sadly it still seems — if ever we have the civil war they evidently want, their ludicrous inferiority complex must make them the losers from the start . . . Ralph Tee, comic strip star? — he appeared in the April 10 edition of ‘Eagle’ in a photo story called Trash! . . . GROOVE ON!


NORMAN GISCOMBE JR. now better known as just Junior, has to be the most successful black British singer ever to hit in America with his self-penned ‘Mama Used To Say’, not only poised at the peak of the US soul chart but fast climbing the pop chart there too. The South Londoner’s record had disco action here last year but had faded by the time this current Tee Scott remix came out in the States in November, since when it has been the USA’s top selling 12in. Junior’s overdue UK success finally looks assured now too, with radio rapidly picking up on his record as well as disco DJ’s realizing its potential.


UK NEWIES

LINDA TAYLOR: ‘You And Me Just Started’ (Groove Production GP 3112).
Chris Palmer-produced excellent chunkily bumping 114bpm 12in staccato lurcher full of great little twiddly bits and a strong ‘Good Times’ influence — in fact with quartz locked decks you can craftily mix Chic in the break near the end — flipped by a freaky flutter echo started totally different sounding 113bpm ‘Club Mix‘ which synchs well between Patrick Boothe’s instrumental and Patrice Rushen. Vocally, Linda sounds like a star.

ELECTRIK FUNK: ‘On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)’ (Epic EPC 13A-2299).
The dummies at CBS have done it again — as with ‘You’re The One For Me’ (with which it synchs like a bitch!) the ultra hot instrumental side of this dynamite electronically bubbling 121bpm 12in skipper is the only side that signifies (in fact NOBODY is on the white boy sung 0-121-122bpm vocal side), yet guess which is still the A-side here?! Don’t they want radio play up to the news, at the very least?

PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Number One’ (LP ‘Straight From The Heart’ Elektra K 52352).
Strong if rhythmically samey set selling like hot cakes, the biggest track by far being this electronically “taking off” powerful steady 114bpm instrumental smacker in ‘Forget Me Nots’ style with her jazzy piano tinkling through brass, beat and humming.

RUDDY THOMAS: ‘Key To The World’ (Hawkeye HD42, via 01-961 0666).
Beautifully arranged and produced really soulful 73bpm 12in lovers rock throbber full of classy dense atmosphere and thoroughly recommended. Wow, it’s good! This is one of those that deserves regular radio airplay.

BARBARA ROY & ECSTASY PASSION & PAIN: ‘If You Want Me (Remix)’ (Project – PRJX 2, via London).
Better late (very!) than never, this sensational 115-114-115-114bpm 12in remix of last summer’s creamily chugging thudder features all the megamix tricks in the book, phasing, double beating, overlaying and adding bits to build excitement … dig the hooter! Still not to be missed by “disco” fans.

“D” TRAIN: ‘Keep On’ (LP ‘You’re The One For Me’ Epic EPC 85683).
By far the most satisfying dance track on James Williams’s totally vocal set, this Evelyn King-ish slickly chugging along 116bpm beefy roller progresses to a good gimmicky vocal echoing and phasing break, and at import level has shot ahead of ‘Walk On By’, while the 119½bpm title track ‘Reprise‘ is a rearrangement of the instrumental version with new dub-like echoing vocal phrases.

“D” TRAIN: ‘Walk On By’ (Epic EPC A13-2298).
Bass tugged unhurriedly thudding 114bpm 12in revival of Dionne Warwick’s 1964 epochal classic has a Luther Vandross-ish hoarsely souled flow and intensifies as it progresses, but its not burning up the floor as much as ‘Keep On’ (though radio play could change that).

ATLANTIC STARR: ‘Circles’ (A&M AMS 8218).
Sharon Bryant-souled superb joyously skipping 117bpm strutting swinger, so far only on 7in here but great with most of the other hot girl-sung disco hits of the moment.

ROSE ROYCE: ‘Best Love’ (Epic EPC A2238).
Rather strong chick wailed bass throbbed drifting 119/59bpm swayer so far only on 7in, flipped by the untidily jolting 126bpm ‘Talk To Me‘.

MAXINE SINGLETON: ‘Don’t You Love It (Remix)’ (System 12STEM-1, via Pinnacle).
Disconcertingly this scrappy new 118-0bpm 12in remix starts halfway through at the break and some out of context vocals before eventually editing into the proper start, thus totally wrecking the original coherent structure which made the US version of this rollicking McFadden & Whitehead-ish side-to-side smacking kicker one of those rarities today, a strong soul song. Get the import!

ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Street Corner’ (Capitol 12CL 242).
Diana Ross-ish brassily building jerky 110-111-112bpm 12in jolter like a more fully fleshed ‘Upside Down’ fits into an evening’s programming OK without sounding exceptional — although it may be a grower.

THE WHISPERS: ‘Emergency’ (Solar K 13171T).
WEA don’t find the Whispers as easy to chart as did RCA, so let’s see how they fare with this sinuously weaving 114bpm 12in smacking tripper, which was their recent album’s top track for many jocks. Nice but no blinder, it’s flipped by the smoochy romantic 64bpm ‘Only You’.

QUEEN: ‘Body Language’ (EMI 5293).
Good electronically pulsed cooled-out slick 133bpm 7in white disco smash. To Judge from the sleeve, 69 would be a more suitable BPM!

THE HIGSONS: ‘Conspiracy’ (Wasp 2).
Great oddball jerky 118-119bpm 7in white boys funk, with the emphasis on “funk” as a cross between old James Brown and Pigbag.

ROMEO & ROSE: ‘Ebony And Ivory’ (Seara SEA 3, via Jetstar).
Extremely useful Bill Campbell-produced 84bpm 12in reggae version of the McCartney/Wonder smash, much more appropriate for black venues and a good alternative anywhere.

CARROLL THOMPSON: ‘Smiling In The Morning’ (Excaliber EXCL 518).
Manhattan Transfer-style acappella introed cleverly arranged jolting 0-95-96-97-96bpm 12in “upmarket” reggae swayer, distinctively different but possibly just a little too clever for its own good.

BARRY BIGGS: ‘A Promise Is A Comfort’ (AF-02).
Extremely sweet soothing little 0-67bpm 12in lovers rock smoocher, smoothly squeaked over jiggly rhythm.

FOUR TOPS: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (Tamla Motown TMG 978).
Forget the dull Gayle Adams version and respin the original 123bpm 7in from ’64.

HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘Lite Me Up’ (CBS A 2222).
Extremely disappointing AOR pop-aimed 124bpm strutter initially on 7in, despite being penned by Rod Temperton with musical support from Messrs Walden, Johnson, DaCosta & (Ms) Austin, flipped by the better slinky slow 80/40bpm ‘Satisfied With Love‘.

BLONDIE: ‘Island Of Lost Souls’ (Chrysalis CHS 12-2608).
Straight pop-aimed happy 82/164bpm 12in jiggler somehow combines a samba rhythm and something of the old Mungo Jerry feel to come up all bright and summery in cod Caribbean style.


IMPORTS

THE TEMPTATIONS: ‘Standing On The Top’ (LP ‘Reunion’ US Gordy 6008GL).
Reuniting original members Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin with later additions Dennis Edwards, Richard Street and Glenn Leonard though this rapidly selling set does, unfortunately all the thunder is stolen by Rick James’s involvement as writer, producer and main singer of this typically James-ian powerhouse driving monotonous 120-121-122bpm long chanting smacker, which does at least have brassy hints of older Tempts ‘Masterpieces’. Pop potential will be limited but as a piece of really hard disco funk it is perfection personified! Other tracks are more old fashioned, mostly mellow though some searing, produced by the likes of Smokey Robinson, Barrett Strong, Berry Gordy and Ron Miller.

MIKE ANTHONY: ‘Why Can’t We Live Together’ (German Ariola 600.535).
Timmy Thomas’s classic rhythm box message song gets a usefully good Brussels-recorded 12in update in busy 110bpm ‘Dance’ and sparser more Thomas-like 108bpm ‘Dream’ versions, the latter to my mind being preferable and good vari-synched out of Jesse Green’s break.

PHIL UPCHURCH: ‘Free & Easy’ LP (US Jam JAM 007).
Esmond Edwards-produced pleasant jazz guitar set with Eddie Harris on sax, the title track winding up into a bubbly 122bpm specialist but tuneful groove, and the Stylistics old Bacharach-style ‘People Make The World Go Round‘ lightly skipping along at 129-134-131bpm through intricate fingerwork from all involved.

VARIOUS: ‘Dance (And Be Happy)’ (US Manhattan SM-010).
Dodgy looking 118bpm 12in “disco mixer” kicks off with some classic Philly intros and keeps on clapping through a myriad of smooth mixes —although I’m unsure how many, if any, are bootlegged originals. In the same series, ‘Bandit‘ (SM-005) has a soundalike Police medley flipped by Blondie and other pop clones.

AGO: ‘You Make Me Do It’ (US Brass BRDS 2522).
Nice mellow synth tone accompanied by slinky c.115bpm 12in brassy swayer with subdued chix ‘n’ chaps.

FREDI GRACE & RHINESTONE: ‘Help (… Save This Frantic Heart Of Mine)’ (US RCA P0-13200).
Breezily bumping chix led c.124bpm 12in canterer doesn’t build much but sounds bright.

OTHER IMPORTS include a killer reggae-soul set by DENNIS BROWN (US A&M LP) of which the 101bpm ‘Love Has Found Its Way‘ title track and more will be reviewed next week, a new Japanese direct cut from DAVE GRUSIN, more LPs from A TASTE OF HONEY, CANDI STATON, WALDO, AVA CHERRY, FATHERS & SONS, and a new 12in percussion remix of PATRICK COWLEY ‘Megatron Man’.


UK Disco Top 90 – April 24, 1982

01 01 Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love – Virgin 12”
02 05 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – Elektra 12”
03 02 War – You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – RCA 12”
04 04 Imagination – Just An Illusion – R&B 12”
05 03 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Liberty 12”
06 14 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – US WMOT 12”
07 21 Savanna – Never Let You Go / Instrumental – R&B 12”
08 06 Brass Construction – Can You See The Light – Liberty 12”
09 07 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – SAM 12”
10 08 Shakatak – Night Birds / Rio Nights – Polydor 12”
11 10 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love / Go Back – Project 12”
12 15 Stone – Time / Instrumental – Carrere 12”
13 20 Elecktrik Funk – On A Journey (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
14 12 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – Buddah 12”
15 09 Search – Like The Way (You Funk With Me) – Philly World 12”
16 17 The Band A.K.A. – Grace – US PPL LP
17 11 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
18 25 Patrice Rushen – Number One / Remind Me – US Elektra LP
19 26 Mass Production – Inner City / Maybe Maybe – US Cotillion LP
20 22 Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good – Solar 12”
21 29 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Ze 12”
22 24 George Duke – Shine On – Epic 12”
23 83 Gwen Guthrie – It Should’ve Been You – Island 12”
24 18 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic – RCA 12”
25 23 Atlantic Starr – Circles / Love Me Down / Perfect Love – US A&M LP
26 41 Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (Remix US) / Ritmo Suave – US Streetwise 12”
27 19 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It – US Peter Pan Artists 12”
28 65 Junior – Mama Used To Say – Mercury 12”
29 59 Brass Construction – Do That Thang / Attitude / Funtimes – Liberty LP
30 31 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – CBS 12”
31 16 Frankie Beverly & Maze – Joy And Pain (Live) / Golden Time Of Day – Capitol 12”
32 42 Morrissey Mullen – Come And Get Me / Life On The Wire (Version) – Beggars Banquet 12”
33 36 B.B.C.S. & A. – Rock Shock – US SAM 12”
34 33 Gonzalez – (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Tooti Frooti 12”
35 46 O’Bryan – Still Water (Love) – Capitol 12”
36 53 The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do / Dub – Metropolis 12”
37 37 The Quick – The Rhythm Of The Jungle – Epic 12”
38 13 Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow – Motown 12”
39 44 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – US Capitol LP
40 30 New York Skyy – Call Me (Remix) – Epic/Streetwave 12”
41 28 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose – Polydor LP
42 57 Gayle Adams – Baby I Need Your Loving – Epic 12”
43 58 Gilberto Gil – Palco / Maracatu Atomico – WEA 12”
44 27 Kool & The Gang – Take My Heart – De-Lite 12”
45 34 Kleeer – Taste The Music / Wall To Wall / Swann / De Ting Continues – Atlantic LP
46 72 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – US Prelude LP
47 60 Fat Larry’s Band – Be My Lady – US WMOT LP
48 38 Bohannon – Let’s Start II Dance Again – London 12”
49 35 Irakere – Chekere Son – US Milestone LP
50 NE Temptations/Rick James – Standing On The Top – US Gordy LP
51 49 Patrick Boothe – Dance All Night / Instrumental – Streetwave 12”
52 90 Cornelius Bumpus – Saul’s Afar / A Clear View – US Broadbeach LP
53 56 Third World – Try Jah Love – CBS 12”
54 32 Next Movement – Let’s Work It Out (Inst) / (Vocal) – US Prelude 12”
55 61 Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way – US Harlem International 12”
56 55 Greg Perry – It Takes Heart – US Alta 12”
57 39 Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even – US Moonglow 12”
58 RE Janet Kay – You Bring The Sun Out – Black Roots 12”
59 NE Cameo – Just Be Yourself / Soul Army / Flirt – US Chocolate City LP/12” promo
60 NE Finesse – Feel It / Inside Your Head – CBS 12”
61 64 Foreal People – Love Begins With You / Instrumental – US Tropique 12”
62 67 Alton Edwards – Strange Woman – CBS 12”
63 NE You And Me Just Started / Club Mix – Linda Taylor – Groove Prod 12”
64 40 Jeff Lorber – Always There / The Magician – US Arista LP
65 71 Judy Roberts – Ole / I Can’t Help It – US Inner City LP
66 78 Atmosfear – Xtra Special – Elite 12”
67 76 Roni Griffith – (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – US Vanguard 12”
68 72 ‘D’ Train – Walk On By – Epic 12”
69 52 Cool Runners – Play The Game – MCA 12”
70 NE Norma Lewis – I’m Into Your Love – TMT Red Label 12”
71 66 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around (Remix) – WMOT 12”
72 77 Sho-Nuff – Sho-Nuff Groove – US Malaco LP
73 47 Joy – I Need Your Love – Part 3 – US Eastern 12”
74 68 Richard Jon Smith – Stay With Me Tonight – Jive 12”
75 70 Melba Moore – Let’s Stand Together – Capitol 12”
76 NE Miles Watson – You’re My Everything – US Profile 12”
77 74 Ramsey Lewis – You Never Know / Sassy Stew / Lynn – CBS LP
78 NE Kid Creole – Wonderful Thing – Island LP promo
79 63 Phyllis Nelson – Don’t Stop The Train – US Tropique 12”
80 50 Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Charly 10” EP
81 RE Quincy Jones – The Dude / One Hundred Ways – A&M 12”
82 80 Chocolate Milk – Let’s Go All The Way / Blue Jeans – RCA 12”
83 43 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – If It Ain’t One Thing… It’s Another / Sincerely / Mr. Look So Good – Epic LP
84 28 Roy Ayers – Our Time Is Coming / Fire Up The Funk – Polydor LP
85 RE Central Line – Breaking Point / (You Know) You Can Do It / That’s No Way To Treat My Love / Goodbye – Mercury LP
86 NE I.C.Q. – Final Approach – Unsquare 12” white label
87 84 Rah Band – Perfumed Garden / Funk Me Down To Rio ’82 – KR 12”
88 73 ADC Band – Roll With The Punches / So Good / Give It Up – US Cotillion LP
89 NE Victor Romero Evans – Miss Attractive – Epic 12”
90 RE Four Tops – Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over – Casablanca 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

The Dramatics: ‘Live It Up’ (US Capitol 12in)
Tom Browne: ‘Bye Gones’ (Arista 12in)
Prince: ‘Let’s Work’ (Warner Bros 12in)
Direct Drive: ‘Time’s Running Out’ (Oval 12in)
Morrissey Mullen: ‘Brazil Nut’ / ‘Making Waves’ (Beggars Banquet LP)
Marcio Montarroyos: ‘Patamar’ / ‘Makenna Beach’ (US Columbia LP)
Jesse Green: ‘Nice And Slow’ (Canadian Unidisc 12in)
Phil Upchurch: ‘Free & Easy’ (US Jam LP)
Ferrara: ‘Love Attack Medley’ (Canadian Siamese 12in)
Hot Quisine: ‘Ride On A Rhythm’ (Kaleidoscope 12in)
Mike Anthony: ‘Why Can’t We Live Together’ (German Ariola 12in)
Peech Boys: ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ (US West End 12in)
Blue Feathers: ‘Let’s Funk Tonight’ (Canadian Siamese 12in)
T-Connection: ‘Do What You Wanna Do’ (TK 12in)
Dukes: ‘Nite Music’ (WEA 12in promo)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 01 Just An Illusion – Imagination – R&B 12”
02 02 Poison Arrow – ABC – Neutron 12”
03 03 Love Plus One – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
04 09 Chant No.1 (Remix) / Instinction (Re-Remix) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
05 05 You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
06 04 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three/Bananarama – Chrysalis 12”
07 11 Night Birds – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
08 07 This Beat Is Mine – Vicky “D” – SAM 12”
09 06 Take My Heart – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
10 08 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
11 13 You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – War – RCA 12”
12 28 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
13 17 I Can Make You Feel Good – Shalamar – Solar 12”
14 16 Your Honour – Pluto – KR 12”
15 12 Party Fears Two – Associates – Associates 12”
16 10 Never Give Up On A Good Thing – George Benson – Warner Bro 12”
17 15 Mickey – Toni Basil – Radialchoice
18 21 Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Xavier – Liberty 12”
19 18 Layla – Derek & The Dominos – RSO 12”
20 23 Damned Don’t Cry – Visage – Polydor 12”
21 20 Klacto Vee Sedstein – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
22 37 House On Fire – Boomtown Rats – Mercury 12”
23 29 More Than This – Roxy Music – EG/Polydor
24 33 Do What Ya Wanna Do – The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Metropolis 12”
25 31 Try Jah Love – Third World – CBS 12”
26 27 Ever So Lonely – Monsoon – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
27 14 Stars On Stevie – Star Sound – CBS 12”
28 24 Shine On – George Duke – Epic 12”
29 26 Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
30 — I Specialize In Love – Sharon Brown – Virgin 12”
31 19 See You – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
32 22 Town Called Malice / Precious – The Jam – Polydor 12”
33 — Really Saying Something – Bananarama/Fun Boy Three – Deram 12”
34 49 Nowhere Girl – B-Movie – Some Bizarre 12”
35 34 Is It A Dream – Classix Nouveaux – Liberty 12”
36 48 Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Was (Not Was) – Ze 12”
37 65 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie – MCA 12”
38 40 Fantastic Day – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
39 — Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
40 — The Rhythm Of The Jungle – The Quick – Epic 12”
41 70 Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
42 38 Height Of The Fighting (He-La-Hu) – Heaven 17 – Virgin 12”
43 55 Paint Me Down (Remix) / Coffee Club – Spandau Ballet – Reformation LP
44 36 U Turn Me On – Tomorrow’s Edition – CBS 12”
45 39 Seven Tears – Goombay Dance Band – Epic
46 42 Some Guys Have All The Luck – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
47 51 Tonight I’m Gonna Love You All Over – Four Tops – Casablanca 12”
48 50 Baby I Need Your Loving – Gayle Adams – Epic 12”
49 45 See Those Eyes – Altered Images – Epic
50 25 I Can’t Go For That – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
51 52 Go Wild In The Country – Bow Wow Wow – RCA 12”
52 64 I Ran – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
53 60 Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Stand By Me – Panama – Jive 12”
54 72 The Dude / One Hundred Ways – Quincy Jones – A&M 12”
55 54 Ain’t No Pleasing You – Chas & Dave – Rockney
56 35 Genius Of Love (Remix) – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
57 30 Get Down On It – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
58 41 Double Dutch Bus – Frankie Smith – WMOT 12”
59 46 Jungle Music – Rico & The Special AKA – 2 Tone 12”
60 61 Every Way But Loose – Oneness Of Juju – Buddah 12”
61 44 Easier Said Than Done – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
62 32 I’ve Had Enough – Earth Wind & Fire – CBS 12”
63 47 In The Crime Of Life / War – Funkapolitan – London 12”
64 53 In The Name Of Love / Make Believe – Thompson Twins – T 12”
65 62 (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Gonzalez – Tooti Frooti 12”
66 — Fall In Love – Second Image – Polydor 12”
67 69 Ride On A Rhythm – Hot Quisine – Kaleidoscope 12”
68 58 Hydraulic Pump – P-Funk All Stars – Virgin 12”
69 — Show You My Love – Goldie Alexander – Project 12”
70 43 Tell Me Tomorrow – Smokey Robinson – Motown 12”
71 66 Your Love – Lime – Carrere 12”
72 — God’s Kitchen – Blancmange – London 12”
73 71 Still Got The Magic – Michael Wycoff – RCA 12”
74 — Give Me Back My Heart – Dollar – WEA
75 — Ghosts – Japan – Virgin 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:

Kim Wilde 0-149f, The Beat 64-129-130f, Sharon Brown 115f, Olivia Newton-John 93-123f, Rocky Sharpe 197f, Blancmange ‘Kitchen’ 129c / Word’ 131/65c, Barry Manilow 0-33/67-69-0f, Yazoo 53-107f, Hot Chocolate 125f, Don McLean 86/43-84-0r, Third World 0-112f.

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