May 22, 1982: Blue Feather, Candela, Dennis Brown, Valentine Brothers, Oliver Sain

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

ATLANTIC STARR’S ‘Circles’ is finally now on 116bpm UK 12in (A&M AMSP 8218) . . . Shakatak’s Crusaders ‘Street Life’-inspired ‘Streetwalkin’ and (on London) Change’s ‘The Very Best In You’ are due here in a fortnight . . . Fat Larry’s ‘Be My Lady’ has cropped up on Canadian 12in . . . Motown need more resident club DJs (especially with video facilities), so even if you’ve already applied, send up-dated details to Club Promotion List, Motown, c/o RCA Records, 1 Bedford Avenue, London WC1 . . . Soho’s celebrated Le Beat Route club has launched its own label and is conducting a national search for new acts to record and feature at its Thursday live nights — demo tapes to Le Beat Route Records, 2 Princes Street, London W1 . . . Thames Valley DJ Assn meet for their annual equipment jumble sale at noon this Sunday (23) in Iver’s Tower Arms, Thorney Lane South, and then next Sunday (30) have a riverboat shuffle aboard the Beta from Kingston-upon-Thames between 7.30 – 11.30pm — £5 tickets and further details on Ashford (Mx) 54714 or 42587 (lost CB-ers can home in on Channel 39 AM/FM on the respective days) . . . Chris Cole (Godalming Cobwebs) says that West Surrey & Hants DJA’s ‘Disco’ magazine is promoting the association so effectively by winning respect and interest from dealers and potential new members alike that he wonders why the DJF can’t do something similar for the nation’s “professionals” . . . Peter Powell may be torn up by the syrupy tones of his Radio 1 soul show’s New York contributor Yvonne Mobely, but in the States EVERY female on radio sounds exactly like her, and the accumulated result is cloying in the extreme — I’d rather hear less voice projection and more personality . . . US radio must be in a mess if the likes of Ray Parker Jr and Herbie Hancock have to go rock to get airplay — but then their new singles are getting hammered by UK radio too . . . St Tropez’s French-spoken ‘Femmes Fatales’ has hit the US soul chart — as have Queen’s ‘Body Language’ and the Thompson Twins ‘In The Name Of Love’ . . . Edgbaston’s Faces will be fighting to retain their Discotheque Of The Year award in their heat this Saturday (22) — mucho sweat from Steve Dennis, no doubt! . . . Bournemouth Soul Centre record shop promotes a jazz-funk alldayer on Whit Sunday (30) at Club Enfer with Mr Magic, Jaffa, Keith and more, having started a weekly night at Jensen’s that Thursday (27) — should you be planning a long weekend by the sea . . . Alan Shaler misinformed me: the Thursday jazz-funk gig he does with Invicta’s Andy Jackson is at Shuffles in the Lancaster Gate Hotel, Bayswater . . . John Sachs officially opens his Backstage club in Mayfair’s Green Street next Wednesday (26) . . . Mayfair’s Gullivers in Down Street now has specialist Afro nights on Sundays, and an additional African menu through the week, while Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Oscars) after a recent visit says his fiancee reckons Graham Gold “should be on radio with that incredible voice”! . . . Streetwave’s Morgan Khan was wheeling The Band AKA’s JJ Jarrett around London’s clubs last weekend, and has now put Patrick Boothe in a picture sleeve — what next, a picture disc, or free holidays in the Bahamas for every copy ordered?! . . . Third World’s LP is on picture disc now too . . . Wishy, funking Fridays at Bristol’s Princess Court club, is on no mailing lists and buys all his music from Julie at Soundsville in Bristol’s Gloucester Road, who stock all the latest imports . . . Steve Charles, ex-Port Talbot Troubador, has split for Spain with fellow Welsh DJ Mark Pearce to work respectively in Benidorm’s Beachcomber and Champions disco pubs, where the Dukes are number one, using Swindon’s Flashback Records to send out the newies weekly . . . Phil Blizzard (Stoke North Staffs Poly) reports from a working holiday in Ibiza the biggies there are Human League, Haircut 100 and Depeche Mode . . . Gene Latter is in the middle of recording a potential Eurodisco smash in the Ottawan vein . . . John Murray, doing the roller disco at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink — yes, that’s roller skating at the ice rink — finds the new Friday late night session so popular it’s been extended to 1am . . . Gary Allan (Liverpool McMillans) has a great roller skating record he picked up in the States for Mark Clark, when Mark gets back from Holland . . . Martin Platts (Blackburn El Khasi) raised £3000 for the blind in the London Marathon, and has totalled over £25,000 in eight months from sponsored runs — some going, huh? . . . Soho’s Record Shack are presumably enjoying the sweet “smell” of success . . . Derek Pierce (Bath Moles), who enjoyed my “Buzzz haven’t” remark, says the group were actually excellent at a recent live appearance . . . Nick Davies warns that a wow at his Watford New Penny futurist Sundays is Wham ‘Wham Rapp’, given to him by the band on white label but possibly due via CBS . . . Sandy Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms) — oh, THAT bottle of scotch (I’d have preferred a cardboard pina colada)! . . . Dr Soul writes a personal letter not for publication only to see it appear in print two months later —thanks a lot, guys! . . . I must say moving to a coloured part of town has advantages, like hearing great music playing in all the local shops instead of Claire Rayner talking interminably to Michael Aspel on Capital . . . Vincent and Leroy Thomas arrive early Saturdays to decorate, which means I actually hear Robbie’s show now too . . . Kilburn’s fast food Potato Junction mixes its own fresh ice cream ingredients to order, and while avocado is interesting, the killer combinations are apple/walnut/cinnamon, peanut butter/salted peanuts, and milk chocolate/peppermint/hundreds & thousands — yum yum, bloat bloat! . . . Brother To Brother of Stanmore’s Chevaliers live in Carpenders Park — very ‘Tropic Of Ruislip’? . . . Kandidate found new vocalist Viscount Oliver on the London Underground, working as a guard . . . Roni Griffith could be the next Bananarama, try it between Giorgio’s ‘Chase’ and Sparks ‘Beat The Clock’ . . . Wow, look at Patrice go! . . . DISCO IS BACK!


UK NEWIES / IMPORTS

Note: there was no separate “Imports” section this week, but some imports were reviewed under the “UK Newies” banner.

BLUE FEATHER: ‘Let’s Funk Tonight’ (Canadian Siamese SIA 011).
Originally in the shop I only heard the very un-funky lightweight vocal start of this sinuously weaving 118bpm 12in loper, pleasant enough, but then — THEN! — it suddenly toughens up immeasurably to run through a series of dynamite jazzy instrumental solos with guitar and keyboards doin’ it to it over a terrific percussion underlay. Talk about hot! (DJs note: you don’t have to play the vocal start — that’s what headphones and PFL are for).

CANDELA: ‘Love You Madly’ (US Arista CP 715).
‘Boogie Wonderland’-introed sensationally strong vocal interplay driven lurching 117bpm 12in thudder with wailing chix, soulful guys, and an exciting stereo synth break — all wrapped up to make a compulsive dancer of classic proportions.

DENNIS BROWN: ‘Love Has Found Its Way’ LP (US A&M SP-4886).
At home I just cannot stop playing this truly beautiful reggae set — and normally I never play records just for relaxing — back to the start the stylus goes, every time. All the tracks are great, but total murderation is the simply glorious 98-99-101bpm soulful title track, which deserves UK 12in release and mega-smash success. Hear it, you’ll love it! (Interestingly, Dennis, like Third World, has revived a Chuck Jackson oldie, the 91-90-91bpm ‘Any Day Now‘ in this case).

VALENTINE BROTHERS: ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’ (US Bridge BR-1962-2).
Excellently beefy bass bumped and sax seared 108-109bpm 12in jiggly jolting thumper similar to (and great varied up out of) ‘Grace’, the instrumental flip vying with the soulfully sung side for attention.

OLIVER SAIN: ‘Cruisin’ On Sunset’ (LP ‘So Good (In The Morning)’ US Houston Connection Recording Corporation HC1-2002).
Good jazzy instrumental set from the ‘Jerk Loose’ saxist of ’65 soul days, the immediate monster being this beautiful lazy 108-107½bpm loper featuring some lovely mellow guitar by Phil Westmoreland which dominated London’s soul airwaves last weekend. Try mixing out of Valentine Bros instrumental!

BT EXPRESS: ‘Keep It Up’ LP (US Coast To Coast FZ 36001).
Finding them right back at full power, the dynamite old-style Brass Construction-type 106(start)-108bpm title track trucking funk chanter climaxes with some mind blowing synth tones and is the set’s best dancer — but there are others which I’ll review in depth next week.

FONDA RAE: ‘Over Like A Fat Rat’ (US Vanguard SPV 55).
Morgan Khan heard me playing this precisely smacking chunky chick souled 111bpm 12in thudder and soon started his “can your monkey do the dog” convulsions as it intensified through bass to a driving finale. Yup, it’s got it (especially synched up out of Patrice)!

THE TEMPTATIONS featuring RICK JAMES: ‘Standing On The Top’ (Motown TMGT 1263).
Rick James steals the thunder from the Temptations reunion line-up on this supercharged ultra-James-ian hard smacking 121-122-123bpm 12in funk chanter in the ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ style, with hints of past Temptations masterpieces woven into the trumpet arrangement, originally reviewed as disco perfection personified, and subsequent reaction has confirmed this.

HI TENSION: ‘How D’You Feel’ (EMI 12EMI 5303).
Disjointedly introed solidly trucking 0-122bpm 12in smacker with twiddly synth and braying brass between choppy repetitive chants and some smokey lead singing, whomping along at an EWF-ish lick to reach a tough bass break.

LOOSE END: ‘In The Sky’ (Virgin VS 497-12).
The Real Thing’s Chris & Eddie Amoo aim for respectability through this pleasant jazzy Jones Girls-ish chick cooed burbling 57-114-113bpm 12in shuffler featuring Jam trumpeter Steve Nichol amongst others, well made with an instrumental on 2-track flip. Possibly more specialist than Shakatak in initial appeal but there’s a naggingly grow-on-you title line hook.

FAT LARRY’S BAND: ‘Be My Lady’ (LP ‘Breakin’ Out’ WMOT V2229).
Well done if derivative set from which more than this excellent economically chugging 118-121-120-121bpm creamy harmony chanter deserve to break, ‘Golden Moments‘ being a lovely lush 94-95bpm jogger, ‘Traffic Stoppers‘ a Rick James-ish smooth 118-119bpm funk bumper, ‘House Party‘ a familiar 117-118bpm harmony tripper, and ‘Video‘ a ‘Super Freak’-type 128bpm fast ‘un with good words about being spied on in the changing room.

CHERI: ‘Murphy’s Law’ (Polydor POSPX 459).
Considering that Rosalind Milligan and Freddie James are her children, what is Geraldine Hunt’s real surname? This family affair teams Ros with rollerskating chum Lyn Cullerier for a mum and brother co-produced lightweight gently rolling 117bpm 12in swayer given simple ‘Ring My Bell’-type appeal by some gimmicky “chipmunk” voices — and as previously noted, it’s number one Disco and climbing Pop in the States.

SHAKATAK: ‘Streetwalkin’ (LP ‘Night Birds’ Polydor POLS 1059).
Big selling easy listening set, the main newies being this blatantly ‘Street Life’ like 93bpm jogger with Jackie Rawe replacing Randy Crawford and Dick Morrissey replacing Wilton Felder, and the ‘Groove’-style 110bpm ‘Bitch To The Boys‘. You know what they sound like and they sound like it.

SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Old Fashioned Love’ (Motown TMGT 1262).
Pleasantly breezy shuffling 107-105-106bpm 12in swayer with some snappy sax. Lovely listening, but is there any reason to suppose it’ll succeed where the superb ‘Tell Me Tomorrow’ failed?

TIME BANDITS: Live It Up (US Columbia 44-02829).
“Pinging” introed then bass synth thumping hard motorin’ terrific powerful 0-117-116-117(break)-116bpm 12in bounder. Originally on a Disconet sampler, synchs sensationally out of Candela.

RICK JAMES: ‘Dance Wit’ Me’ (US Gordy 1619).
Typical but very strong c.124bpm 7in 2-part smacker made superior by some Roy Ayers vibes and due this week in full on his new LP.

KAT MANDU: ‘I Wanna Dance’ (Canadian Formula FD-002).
Sensational much monkeyed with 118-117bpm 12in remix of the emphatic chugger I always rated (and still play) — this though being even better and a great mixer.


UK Disco Top 90 – May 22, 1982

01 01 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – Elektra 12”
02 04 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – WMOT 12”
03 03 Patrice Rushen – Number One / Remind Me / I Was Tired Of Being Alone / All We Need – Elektra LP
04 02 Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love – Virgin 12”
05 07 Temptations/Rick James – Standing On The Top – Motown 12”
06 05 Gwen Guthrie – It Should’ve Been You – Island 12”
07 08 Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (Remix US) / Ritmo Suave – Excaliber 12”
08 10 You And Me Just Started / Club Mix – Linda Taylor – GPL 12”
09 14 Junior – Mama Used To Say (US Remix)– Mercury 12”
10 20 The Band A.K.A. – Grace / Instrumental – Epic/Streetwave 12”
11 11 Elecktrik Funk – On A Journey (Instrumental) – Epic 12”
12 13 Atlantic Starr – Circles – A&M 12”
13 19 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Ze 12”
14 09 Savanna – Never Let You Go – R&B 12”
15 06 Brass Construction – Can You See The Light – Liberty 12”
16 17 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – Epic LP
17 16 Stone – Time / Instrumental – Carrere 12”
18 15 Shalamar – I Can Make You Feel Good / Friends – Solar 12”
19 24 Blue Feathers – Let’s Funk Tonight – Canadian Siamese 12”
20 18 Brass Construction – Do That Thang / Forever Love / Attitude / Fun Times – Liberty LP
21 12 Shakatak – Night Birds / Rio Nights – Polydor 12”
22 27 ‘D’ Train – Walk On By – Epic 12”
23 26 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – US Capitol LP
24 42 Stevie Wonder – Do I Do – Motown LP
25 31 Patrick Boothe – Dance All Night – Streetwave 12”
26 29 Rah Band – Perfumed Garden / Funk Me Down To Rio ’82 – KR 12”
27 41 Ashford & Simpson – Street Corner – Capitol 12”
28 22 Maze – Before I Let Go / Golden Time Of Day (Live) – Capitol 12”
29 32 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It – US Peter Pan Artists 12”
30 62 Gap Band – Early In The Morning – Mercury 12”
31 21 War – You Got The Power / Cinco De Mayo – RCA 12”
32 35 A Taste Of Honey – We’ve Got The Groove / Diamond Real – US Capitol LP
33 25 Goldie Alexander – Show You My Love / Go Back – Project 12”
34 28 Miles Watson – You’re My Everything / Instrumental – US Profile 12”
35 40 Ritchie Family – I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby) – US RCA 12”
36 57 Sinnamon – Thanks To You – US Becket 12”
37 38 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – US West End 12”
38 33 I.C.Q. – Final Approach – ICQ 12”
39 34 Was (Not Was) – Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Ze 12”
40 30 Imagination – Just An Illusion – R&B 12”
41 58 Candela – Love You Madly – US Arista 12”
42 55 Cameo – Just Be Yourself / Flirt – Casablanca 12”
43 47 Dramatics – Live It Up – US Capitol 12”
44 56 Fat Larry’s Band – Be My Lady – US WMOT LP/Canadian 12”
45 23 Mass Production – Inner City / Should Have Known Better – US Cotillion LP
46 36 B.B.C.S. & A. – Rock Shock – US SAM 12”
47 75 Whispers – Emergency – Solar 12”
48 50 Jessie G – That’s Hot / Instrumental – US Nugget 12”
49 67 Valentine Brothers – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) / Instrumental – US Bridge 12”
50 60 Mike Anthony – Why Can’t We Live Together – German Ariola 12”
51 49 Roy Ayers – Turn Me Loose – Polydor 12”
52 37 Third World – Try Jah Love – CBS 12”
53 45 Search – Like The Way (You Funk With Me) – Philly World 12”
54 51 High Fashion – Feelin’ Lucky Lately – US Capitol 12”
55 53 Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose – Buddah 12”
56 39 Xavier – Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Liberty 12”
57 63 The Quick – The Rhythm Of The Jungle – Epic 12”
58 69 Atmosfear – Xtra Special – Elite 12”
59 43 Direct Drive – Time’s Running Out – Oval 12”
60 54 O’Bryan – Still Water (Love) – Capitol 12”
61 13 Atlantic Starr – Love Moves / Love Me Down / Sexy Dancer / Perfect Love – A&M LP
62 NE Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat – US Vanguard 12”
63 NE Dennis Brown – Love Has Found Its Way / Any Day Now – US A&M LP
64 84 Shalamar – A Night To Remember / I Don’t Wanna Be The Last To Know – Solar LP
65 64 Universal Robot Band – Barely Breaking Even – US Moonglow 12”
66 44 Michael Wycoff – Still Got The Magic (Sweet Delight) – RCA 12”
67 80 Level 42 – Are You Hearing (What I Hear?) – Polydor 12”
68 65 Brandi Wells – What Goes Around Comes Around (Remix) – WMOT 12”
69 85 Ransom, MacKenzie & Friends – Orange Grove / Keep On Working – Smokey Joe 12”
70 NE Ray Parker Jr – Just Havin’ Fun / Let’s Get Off – Arista LP
71 NE Rick James – Dance Wit’ Me – US Gordy 7”
72 68 Jerome – (I’m Into) Your Love / Instrumental – RCA 12”
73 70 Maze – Joy And Pain (Live) – Capitol 12”
74 46 Sho-Nuff – Sho-Nuff Groove / Stand Up / Don’t Use Me Up – US Malaco LP
75 61 The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Do What You Wanna Do – Metropolis 12”
76 48 Foreal People – Love Begins With You – US Tropique 12”
77 NE Oliver Sain – Cruisin’ On Sunset – US HCRC LP
78 NE Narada Michael Walden – I’m Ready / Summer Lady – US Atlantic LP
79 74 Mystic Merlin – Mr Magician / Full Moon – US Capitol LP
80 86 Gonzalez – (I Want To Get) Closer To You – Tooti Frooti 12”
81 81 Maxine Singleton – Don’t You Love It (UK Remix) – System 12”
82 71 Gilberto Gil – Palco – WEA 12”
83 78 Jesse Green – Nice And Slow (Remix) – Canadian Unidisc 12”
84 NE Kandidate/Viscount Oliver – Can’t Say Bye / Instrumental – Polydor 12”
85 82 Finesse – Feel It – CBS 12”
86 NE Loose End – In The Sky – Virgin 12”
87 NE Dave Grusin – Last Train To Paradiso / Anthem Internationale – Japanese JVC LP
88 76 Marz – Hooked On That Lovin’ Thing – US Liberty 12”
89 NE Gene Chandler – Make The Living Worth While – US Chi-Sound 12”
90 89 Lloyd Charmers – If Leaving Me Is Easy – KR 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Time Bandits: ‘Live It Up’ (US Columbia 12in)
Keni Burke: ‘Risin’ To The Top’ / ‘Hang Tight’ / ‘All Night’ (US RCA 12in)
Cameo: ‘Soul Army’ (US Chocolate City LP)
Candi Staton: ‘Suspicious Minds’ (Sugarhill 12in)
Kinkina: ‘Jungle Fever’ (US Profile 12in)
Freddie Hubbard: ‘Gibraltar’ (US Pablo LP)
BT Express: ‘Keep It Up’ (US Coast To Coast LP)
Shakatak: ‘Bitch To The Boys’ / ‘Streetwalkin’ (Polydor LP)
BLT: ‘Tighten It Up’ (US Gold Coast 12in)
Deniece Williams: ‘It’s Gonna Take A Miracle’ (CBS)
Rose Royce: ‘Fire In The Funk’ / ‘Still In Love’ (Epic LP)
Al McCall: ‘Hard Times’ (US West End 12in)
Hi Voltage: ‘Let’s Get Horny’ / ‘Somewhere Beyond’ (US One Way 12in)
Hi-Tension: ‘How D’You Feel’ (EMI 12in)
D’Lllegance: ‘Chanson D’Llegance (Mix-x-tend)’ (US Airwave/Altair 12in)
Syreeta: ‘I Must Be In Love’ / ‘Out The Box’ (Motown 12in)
Klique: ‘Pump Your Rump’ (US MCA LP)
Rose Royce: ‘Best Love’ (Epic)
George Nooks: ‘We’re In This Love Together’ (Island 12in)
Atlantis: ‘Keep On Movin’ And Groovin’ (US Chaz Ro 12in)


Pop Orientated Dance Chart:

01 03 Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag – Pigbag – Y 12”
02 01 I Can Make You Feel Good – Shalamar – Solar 12”
03 07 I Specialize In Love – Sharon Brown – Virgin 12”
04 02 Just An Illusion – Imagination – R&B 12”
05 06 Really Saying Something – Bananarama/Fun Boy Three – Deram 12”
06 04 Night Birds – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
07 15 Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen – Elektra 12”
08 12 Promised You A Miracle – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
09 13 Instinction / Chant No.1 (Remix) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
10 10 Ebony And Ivory – Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder – Parlophone 12”
11 21 Mama Used To Say (US Remix) – Junior – Mercury 12”
12 05 Fantastic Day / Ski Club – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
13 22 The Look Of Love – ABC – Neutron 12”
14 08 You Got The Power – War – RCA 12”
15 09 You’re The One For Me – “D” Train – Epic 12”
16 30 Walk On By – “D” Train – Epic 12”
17 46 I Won’t Let You Down – PhD – WEA
18 60 Island Of Lost Souls – Blondie – Chrysalis 12”
19 50 Act Like You Know – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
20 16 Poison Arrow – ABC – Neutron 12”
21 31 Only You / Situation – Yazoo – Mute 12”
22 11 This Beat Is Mine – Vicky “D” – SAM 12”
23 14 Love Plus One / Marine Boy – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
24 42 Girl Crazy – Hot Chocolate – Rak
25 41 Give Me Back My Heart – Dollar – WEA
26 19 Ever So Lonely – Monsoon – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
27 20 Time – Stone – Carrere 12”
28 53 One Step Further – Bardo – Epic
29 — The Meaning Of Love – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
30 59 The Rhythm Of The Jungle – The Quick – Epic 12”
31 17 More Than This – Roxy Music – EG/Polydor
32 — My Camera Never Lies – Bucks Fizz – RCA 12”
33 28 Private Eyes – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
34 24 Cat People (Putting Out Fire) – David Bowie – MCA 12”
35 18 The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
36 37 Show You My Love – Goldie Alexander – Project 12”
37 51 On A Journey (Instrumental) – Electrik Funk – Epic 12”
38 71 Circles – Atlantic Starr – A&M
39 27 Try Jah Love – Third World – CBS 12”
40 62 If You Want Me (Remix) – Barbara Roy – Project 12”
41 32 Your Love – Lime – Carrere 12”
42 25 Love Is On The One / Work That Sucker To Death – Xavier – Liberty 12”
43 — I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll – Joan Jett – Epic
44 73 Black Coffee In Bed – Squeeze – A&M
45 26 Do What Ya Wanna Do – The Cage/Nona Hendryx – Metropolis 12”
46 55 Baby I Need Your Loving – Gayle Adams – Epic 12”
47 54 Perfumed Garden / Funk Me Down To Rio ’82 – Rah Band – KR 12”
48 65 Will You Love Me Tomorrow / Stand By Me – Panama – Jive 12”
49 29 Is It A Dream – Classix Nouveaux – Liberty 12”
50 — White Boy – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
51 — You And Me Just Started – Linda Taylor – Groove Production 12”
52 68 Body Language – Queen – EMI
53 57 Baby It’s True – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
54 35 It Ain’t What You Do – Fun Boy Three/Bananarama – Chrysalis 12”
55 52 Every Way But Loose – Oneness Of Juju – Buddah 12”
56 23 Your Honour – Pluto – KR 12”
57 67 Thank You For The Party / Nite Music – The Dukes – WEA 12”
58 40 God’s Kitchen – Blancmange – London 12”
59 36 Let’s Start To Dance Again – Hamilton Bohannon – London 12”
60 49 The Telephone Always Rings – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis
61 61 Tell Me That I’m Dreaming – Was (Not Was) – Ze 12”
62 43 See You – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
63 — Paris Is One Day Away – The Mood – RCA 12”
64 — Radio Radio / Dub – Members – Genetic 12”
65 — Lite Me Up – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
66 56 Puerto Rico – Decoupage – R&B 12”
67 45 I Ran – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
68 — Talk Talk – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
69 — Temptation – De Blanc – Avatar 12”
70 — What Goes Around Comes Around (Remix) – Brandi Wells – WMOT 12”
71 — Eastern Girls – Landscape – RCA 12”
72 — Shirley – Shakin’ Stevens – Epic
73 63 Emergency – Whispers – Solar 12”

Last 2 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:

ABC 60-121c, Iron Maiden 0-199-0-204-0c, Duran Duran 128f, UB40 0-65f, Band AKA 116(intro)-114-113f, Go-Go’s 134-132-127-131-0r, Goombay Dance Band (0-)130f, The Quick 0-113f, Charlene 0-31f, Dana 124f, Kid Creole 103-104f.

3 thoughts on “May 22, 1982: Blue Feather, Candela, Dennis Brown, Valentine Brothers, Oliver Sain”

  1. What’s so good about these uploads is stuff like seeing the first mention of Loose Ends a couple of weeks ago (when they were Loose End) and this week seeing the first mention of Wham! (Possibly anywhere in a national publication) with the bit about them going to their local disco in Watford to give the DJ a white label of Wham Rap.

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  2. And there’s the original “Money’s Too Tight To Mention” a full 3 years before Simply Red launched their chart career.

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