May 1, 1982: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, I.C.Q., Ritchie Family, Marz

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

PATRICE RUSHEN is already Top 30 in London’s overall sales chart, spearheading a resurgence of really strong disco material (look how fast the hot ones are climbing) which suddenly makes it great to be a DJ again . . . clubs are getting busier, the strong new material is getting renewed general interest as the futurist / electro-funkers get into a rut of their own — so, has the watershed been reached, is there light at the end of the tunnel? . . . Mike Anthony evidently ran into copyright problems over ‘Why Can’t We Live Together’ and has had to scrap all trace of Timmy Thomas’s tune — what the result sounds like I’ve yet to hear . . . Nina Simone ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ is now on 7in single (Charly 7-CYX201) . . . Touchdown’s remix will be out here on Excaliber . . . Linda Taylor’s 12in bows in a brand new classy circle shaped GPL logo for Groove Productions . . . UK pressings of the Brass Construction 12in have ‘E.T.C.’ as bonus third track . . . CBS were having a lunchtime preview party this Wednesday for Herbie Hancock’s imminent LP — let’s hope it’s better than the single (which, together with the awful Maxine Singleton remix and Patrick Boothe’s lack of actual song, have been big talking points amongst DJs this last week) . . . I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to spot that the Emperor (or should that be Khan?) was parading around with no clothes! . . . Le Beat Route wasn’t the most appropriate of locations for last week’s big awards night — nobody could see anything — but as a gathering of simply everyone in the business (bar a few DJs who were working) it was one hell of an event . . . Chris Hill introduced Northern journalist Frank Elson as “the man who’s done for soul music what the Argentinians have done for the Falklands”! . . . Froggy’s mix from Mike Anthony into Patrice’s ‘Number One’ on the first regular Peter Powell soul show last Monday must have prompted a nation-wide “so what?” — It wasn’t even a good segue! . . . Steve Aggasild corrects the Music Week-culled info about his ‘Sounds Soul’ slot on Aberdeen’s Northsound Radio (290 MW/96.9 FM), which is every Saturday 9-10pm, featuring downtempo soul and jazz-funk until he weans the audience onto faster material . . . Kelly Temple is burning the candle at both ends, doing a midweek midnight show on Radio Hallam, then haring down to London to assemble his weekend kids’ show on Capital, before haring back up to Sheffield (etc, etc) . . . Capital’s Peter Young says he wouldn’t mind having his photograph taken next to a certain London disco DJ because it might make him look thin! . . . I really cannot believe that anything of Steve Walsh’s could ever have been “thin, straggly and lifeless”, to quote from the London DJ’s latest advert for Svenson printed in last Monday’s Standard . . . Weary’s at WEA now . . . CJ Carlos, to judge from reaction at his Streatham Cats Whiskers (Sunday) and Hammersmith Palais (Thursday) gigs, reckons Atmosfear ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ could grab a whole new generation of buyers if re-released . . . Paul Murphy and Ian Shaw are jazzing Night Moves behind Tooting’s Castle Hotel, with a giant video system, every Monday . . . Keith Harris, who was Stevie Wonder’s personal assistant, now manages Junior — which is ironic, as Stevie did successfully keep Junior out of the top spot on the US soul chart . . . King Enri (Catford Saxon Tavern), after a sneak preview, thinks Second Image’s upcoming ‘Star’ should break them pop . . . ‘Country Cousin’ Roger Theobalds (Norwich), as well as vouching for the local Andy’s Records as a source of cheap jazz-funk oldies, wishes the current passion for instrumental B-sides would die down . . . Roger Dynamite (Gt Yarmouth Tiffanys) thinks it’s high time DJs were charged for mailing list promos, which might weed out the time wasters and give bona fide DJs a better deal . . . Martin Kent plays all types of music every Fri/Saturday at Truro’s The Penalty Spot to no more than 200 people (surely a good crowd considering Cornwall’s population?), and wishes small clubs had more recognition when applying to mailing lists . . . Kev Hill (Brentwood 0277 221309) is busy enough in Essex but perhaps misguidedly hopes that an East End gig would enable him to play more up-front material . . . John Malkin’s gig at Rotherham’s Charade has been renamed the Formula One Club following its takeover by a former semi-pro racing driver . . . Nigel Halkes has formed the Bristol Funk Recluses ‘cos he and his chums are too young to go to all the gigs they’d like . . . Thomas Felton (Leysdown Stage 3) has revived Dave Brubeck ‘Take Five’ — talk about a jazz oldie! . . . Medway megastar Nicky Peck called by to flash his pearlies last weekend at Mayfair Gullivers, where Graham Gold’s best mix was Brass Construction ‘Light’, ‘Thang’, Temptations, Cameo ‘Be Yourself’ . . . Rob Harknett (Harlow) wonders what shops stock such European imports as the Sarragossa Band’s German ‘Za-Za-Zabbadak’ LP, a medley of pop oldies . . . I’m just about to be right in the middle of moving house, so if I have less time for reviews in the next few weeks please bear with me . . . now maybe I’ll learn the hard way exactly how many records I do have! . . . FLY THE FLAG!


FAT LARRY’S BAND are breaking out right up to number three in the disco chart — however, the Philadelphia funksters will have to go some to catch up with Patrice Rushen and Sharon Brown, whose commanding lead is almost double that of these their closest contenders. A symphony in stripes, the guys are now far hotter with ‘Act Like You Know’ than the structurally similar Whatnauts ‘Help Is On The Way’ ever got. Is this justice?


UK NEWIES

MAZE featuring FRANKIE BEVERLY: ‘Before I Let Go’ (Capitol 12CL 244).
Officially due next Tuesday, this Hammersmith recorded 12in coupling of two songs never issued “live” before is already causing queues at DJ booths as punters ask for details. More a jiggly 0-113-112-114-0bpm rhythm groove than a strong song, the plugside (they’re using the original “dead” LP version on 7in) may not be a crossover smash but climaxes with Frankie’s sensational rhythm riding grunting and will tear up true underground soul fans, while the beautiful 99-100-0bpm ‘Golden Time Of Day’ flip might have better pop chances. Get two copies and run ’em together and make it a hit, y’all!

KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS: ‘I’m A Wonderful Thing Baby’ (Ze 12WIP 6756).
Evidently on 12in though I’ve yet to get one, this subduedly sassy steady slow smacking 103-104bpm jiggler has gently bragging lyrics, conversational chat and great classy production — and has exploded even, if not especially, for the jazz-funk mafiosi as well as on Radio One.

I.C.Q.: ‘Final Approach’ (ICQ 1201, via Greyhound 01-385 8238).
Recorded in one take without overdubs by the well experienced six-strong Ivan Chandler Quintet, this doodling piano started then tightly flying 0-127-129-130(break)-131-129-0bpm frantic Latin jazz leaper is messing up the minds of real jazz fans and may already be sold out on three-track white (actually, green!) label 12in, flipped by the less demanding 105-106-0bpm ‘Loveland’ and Herbie Hancock’s complex ‘One Finger Snap’ straight jazz blower.

LEVEL 42: ‘Are You Hearing (What I Hear)?’ (Polydor POSPX 396).
Can I write about this now, please? With a press embargo until this week yet played by Peter Powell last Monday and all over the place for ages, it’s a fast bass pattered 128-127-129-128-130(break)-129bpm 12in skitterer smoothly sung through catchy tinkling chimes while the guys get blisters on their fingers, possibly less disco than jazz and white boys in appeal.

PAUL McCARTNEY: ‘What’s That You’re Doing?’ (LP ‘Tug Of War’ Parlophone PCRC 259).
Driving down the A1 last Friday (with the RAF training overhead), I heard Nicky Horne announcing a track from what I thought he said was the new Paul McCartney album, but when he played it I began to think he’d said Stevie Wonder. The new album at last? Well, no, but this largely Wonder penned and performed 107bpm burbling ‘Superstition’-style funker should fill the gap while we wait . . . and wait . . .

HEAD & THE HELMITZ BAND: ‘The Helmet Song’ (THD 001).
Following an unnecessary big “showbiz” intro, this Tony Hodges-featuring 114-115-0bpm 12in white label remake of ‘Get Down On It’ really is — wait for it — ‘Suck My Helmet’, the full filth and great fun! No matter that it’s not the best production ever, but this one will run and run . . .

HOT CHOCOLATE: ‘Girl Crazy’ (Rak RAK 341).
More pop than disco maybe, but a catchier ditty than this brilliantly bright and breezy 125bpm 7in bit of fluff would be hard to find.

THE DUKES: ‘Thank You For The Party’ (WEA K 19136T).
Bugatti & Musker forget the soulful subtlety of ‘Mystery Girl’ and revert to their breezy white pop formula for this basic 114bpm 12in singalong thudder, flipped by both versions of the recently promoed even duller 115-117-119bpm ‘Nite Music‘.


IMPORTS

RITCHIE FAMILY: ‘I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby)’ (US RCA PD-13093).
Very good Fred Petrus-produced cleanly smacking unhurried 115bpm 12in call and answer wailer with burbling bass synth undertow and immediate impact, right in the mainstream of what’s happening currently, should give the girls their best shot for ages.

MARZ: ‘Hooked On That Lovin’ Thing’ (US Liberty 7202-1).
This bass synth lurching jiggly 118-119-121-120bpm 12in choppy funk chanter may not be the most brilliant bit of plastic ever pressed but certainty gets immediate enthusiastic floor response if mixed in right (I took it out of “D” Train’s oldie), and for value is flipped by the bassily thudding chick squawked 113bpm ‘Everybody Get Up‘.

JESSIE G.: ‘That’s Hot’ (US Nugget ETC 52).
Out a while and better in the cooler instrumental version, this is one of those dead simple but so effective burbling sparse 120-122-124-123bpm 12in grooves that clomp along with bursts of chanting chix, emphasised rhythm and twiddling synth to vary the insistent monotony. It could almost be another Strikers.

SINNAMON: ‘Thanks To You’ (US Becket BKD 508).
Starting with a great abrasively scolding lady and timid guy’s “telephone” dialogue over the basic beat, this sparsely arranged ever changing chick squawked excellent drum kit prodded 118-119-118bpm 12in thudder combines several familiar elements to come out remarkably like Electrik Funk for much of the time, and especially on the two-track flip’s 119bpm instrumental, which continues into a Peech Boys-style ‘Fierce Reprise’.

THE DRAMATICS: ‘Live It Up’ (US Capitol 8527).
Ron Banks-produced chatter introed then boomingly thudding 116-115-116bpm 12in strange lurcher intensifies as it pushes along through every varying superb soul vocal group interplay (some very gospel), chugging brass breaks and even a short Joe Venturi-style fiddle solo, the two-track flip featuring an immediately starting more direct but less interesting 117bpm version and the nice Curtis Mayfield-ish 107bpm ‘She’s My Kind Of Girl‘. Real soul fans will love it.

BOBBY WOMACK: ‘Games’ (LP ‘The Poet’ US Beverly Glen Music BG-10000).
Better late than never, Bobby’s recent US Soul LP chart-topper is a welcome return to pure unadulterated S-O-U-L, hoarsely wailed in intensity switching gospel style, and, as its success would suggest, a must for home listening especially. Virtually every cut’s a killer, though this 0-41-74-72-73bpm swayer and the 103bpm ‘Lay Your Lovin’ On Me‘ are probably best for us, others being the 36/72bpm ‘If You Think We’re Lonely Now‘, 82/41-85bpm ‘Where Do We Go From Here’, 84-83bpm ‘Just My Imagination’, 109bpm ‘Secrets’, 126-128bpm ‘So Many Sides Of You’ and token Rick James-style 131bpm ‘Stand Up’.

OTHER IMPORTS include a new ballad orientated album from CHANGE and a dreadful fast c.136bpm 12in by BOHANNON. Be warned!


UK Disco Top 90 – May 1, 1982

01 02 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – Elektra 12”
02 01 Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love – Virgin 12”
03 06 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – US WMOT 12”
04 10 Shakatak – Night Birds / Rio Nights – Polydor 12”
05 07 Savanna – Never Let You Go – R&B 12”
06 18 Patrice Rushen – Number One / Remind Me / Breakout / I Was Tired Of Being Alone – US Elektra LP
07 23 Gwen Guthrie – It Should’ve Been You – Island 12”
08 05 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Liberty 12”
09 08 Brass Construction – Can You See The Light – Liberty 12”
10 04 Imagination – Just An Illusion – R&B 12”
11 03 War – You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – RCA 12”
12 20 Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good – Solar 12”
13 26 Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (Remix US) / Ritmo Suave – US Streetwise 12”
14 12 Stone – Time / Instrumental – Carrere 12”
15 19 Mass Production – Inner City / Maybe Maybe / Should Have Known Better – US Cotillion LP
16 29 Brass Construction – Do That Thang / Attitude – Liberty LP
17 11 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love / Go Back – Project 12”
18 27 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It – US Peter Pan Artists 12”
19 13 Elecktrik Funk – On A Journey (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
20 28 Junior – Mama Used To Say (US Remix)– Mercury 12”
21 16 The Band A.K.A. – Grace – US PPL LP
22 14 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – Buddah 12”
23 39 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – US Capitol LP
24 25 Atlantic Starr – Circles / Love Moves / Love Me Down / Sexy Dancer – US A&M LP
25 21 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Ze 12”
26 50 Temptations/Rick James – Standing On The Top – US Gordy LP
27 17 ‘D’ Train – You’re The One For Me (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
28 33 B.B.C.S. & A. – Rock Shock – US SAM 12”
29 15 Search – Like The Way (You Funk With Me) – Philly World 12”
30 78 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Ze 12”
31 09 Vicky ‘D’ – This Beat Is Mine – SAM 12”
32 24 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic – RCA 12”
33 46 ‘D’ Train – Keep On – Epic LP
34 51 Patrick Boothe – Dance All Night / Instrumental – Streetwave 12”
35 37 The Quick – The Rhythm Of The Jungle – Epic 12”
36 63 You And Me Just Started / Club Mix – Linda Taylor – Groove Prod 12”
37 34 Gonzalez – (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Tooti Frooti 12”
38 35 O’Bryan – Still Water (Love) – Capitol 12”
39 31 Frankie Beverly & Maze – Joy And Pain (Live) – Capitol 12”
40 22 George Duke – Shine On – Epic 12”
41 47 Fat Larry’s Band – Be My Lady – US WMOT LP
42 87 Rah Band – Perfumed Garden / Funk Me Down To Rio ’82 – KR 12”
43 52 Cornelius Bumpus – Saul’s Afar / A Clear View – US Broadbeach LP
44 32 Morrissey Mullen – Come And Get Me – Beggars Banquet 12”
45 36 The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do / Dub – Metropolis 12”
46 30 Tomorrow’s Edition – U Turn Me On – CBS 12”
47 53 Third World – Try Jah Love – CBS 12”
48 61 Foreal People – Love Begins With You / Instrumental – US Tropique 12”
49 86 I.C.Q. – Final Approach – Unsquare 12” white label
50 40 New York Skyy – Call Me (Remix) – Epic/Streetwave 12”
51 59 Cameo – Just Be Yourself / Soul Army / Flirt – US Chocolate City LP/12” promo
52 68 ‘D’ Train – Walk On By – Epic 12”
53 42 Gayle Adams – Baby I Need Your Loving – Epic 12”
54 57 Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even – US Moonglow 12”
55 76 Miles Watson – You’re My Everything – US Profile 12”
56 62 Alton Edwards – Strange Woman – CBS 12”
57 43 Gilberto Gil – Palco / Maracatu Atomico – WEA 12”
58 NE Direct Drive – Time’s Running Out / I’m The One – Oval 12”
59 72 Sho-Nuff – Sho-Nuff Groove – US Malaco LP
60 NE Blue Feathers – Let’s Funk Tonight – Canadian Siamese 12”
61 NE A Taste Of Honey – We’ve Got The Groove – US Capitol LP
62 NE Frankie Beverly & Maze – Before I Let Go / Golden Time Of Day (Live) – Capitol 12”
63 38 Smokey Robinson – Tell Me Tomorrow – Motown 12”
64 41 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose – Polydor 12”
65 RE Spandau Ballet – Chant No.1 (Remix) / Instinction – Reformation 12”
66 66 Atmosfear – Xtra Special – Elite 12”
67 NE Mike Anthony – Why Can’t We Live Together – German Ariola 12”
68 NE Ashford & Simpson – Street Corner – Capitol 12”
69 RE P-Funk All Stars – Hydraulic Pump Part III – Virgin 12”
70 56 Greg Perry – It Takes Heart – US Alta 12”
71 NE Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – US West End 12”
72 RE Mystic Merlin – Mr Magician / Mind Reader / Full Moon – US Capitol LP
73 60 Finesse – Feel It – CBS 12”
74 49 Irakere – Chekere Son – US Milestone LP
75 79 Phyllis Nelson – Don’t Stop The Train – US Tropique 12”
76 NE Barbara Roy – If You Want Me (Remix) – Project 12”
77 NE Phil Upchurch – Free & Easy – US Jam LP
78 71 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around (Remix) – WMOT 12”
79 NE High Fashion – Feelin’ Lucky Lately – US Capitol 12”
80 NE Dramatics – Live It Up – US Capitol 12”
81 70 Norma Lewis – I’m Into Your Love – TMT Red Label 12”
82 80 Nina Simone – My Baby Just Cares For Me – Charly 10” EP
83 NE Morrissey Mullen – Making Waves / Brazil Nut – Beggars Banquet LP
84 67 Roni Griffith – (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – US Vanguard 12”
85 NE Jesse Green – Nice And Slow – Canadian Unidisc 12”
86 69 Cool Runners – Play The Game – MCA 12”
87 73 Joy – I Need Your Love – Part 3 – US Eastern 12”
88 NE Dukes – Thank You For The Party / Nite Music (Part 1/2) – WEA 12”
89 NE Jessie G – That’s Hot (Instrumental) – US Nugget 12”
90 RE Shalamar – A Night To Remember / I Don’t Wanna Be The Last To Know – Solar LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Dave Grusin: ‘Last Train To Paradiso’ / ‘She Could Be Mine’ (Japanese JVC LP)
Prince: ‘Let’s Work’ (Warner Bros 12in)
War: ‘Outlaw’ / ‘The Jungle’ (US RCA LP)
Level 42: ‘Love Meeting Love’ / ‘Mr Pink’ (Polydor LP)
Lloyd Charmers: ‘If Leaving Me Is Easy’ (KR 12in)
Northend (Michelle Wallace): ‘Tee’s Right’ / ‘It’s Right’ (US Emergency 12in)
Marz: ‘Hooked On That Lovin’ Thing’ (US Liberty 12in)
Pleasure: ‘Sending My Love’ (US RCA 12in)
Xavier: ‘What Goes Around’ / ‘Do It To The Max’ / ‘Rock Me Sock Me’ (Liberty LP)
Ruddy Thomas: ‘Key To The World’ (Hawkeye 12in)
Coffee: ‘Take Me Back’ / ‘My Turn To Burn’ (US De-Lite LP)
Barry Biggs: ‘A Promise Is A Comfort’ (AF 12in)
Loose End: ‘In The Sky’ (Virgin 12in promo)
Ransom, MacKenzie & Friends: ‘Orange Grove’ (Smokey Joe 12in white label)
Ritchie Family: ‘I’ll Do My Best’ (US RCA 12in)
Freddie Hubbard: ‘This Is It’ (Elektra Musician LP)
Bobby Womack: ‘Games’ / ‘So Many Sides Of You’ (US Beverly Glen Music LP)
Gangsters: ‘Strung Out On The Boogie’ / ‘Do It Any Way You Want To’ / ‘Precious’ (US Montage LP)
Ago: ‘You Make Me Do It’ (US Brass 12in)
George Nooks: ‘We’re In This Love Together’ (Island 12in)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

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

Shakin’ Stevens 155f, Joan Jett 96-94-97c, Stutz Bear Cats 97/48-0r / Dennis King 92/46c, Stranglers 21/42-43-44f, Talk Talk 136f, Squeeze 111-109-107-109f, Junior 55-110c, Jets 189-187-0r, Vangelis 34-0r, Patrice Rushen 114f, Fixx 0-117f, Candi Staton 115-39-116f.

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