July 10, 1982: Thunderthumbs & The Toetsenman, D Train, Junior, Deodato, Bohannon

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

ALAN COULTHARD starts this Friday a weekly ten minute mixing spot on Tony Prince’s Radio Luxembourg disco show (9-11pm) — Froggy’d better watch his crown! . . . Blue Feather’s ‘Let’s Funk Tonight (Club Instrumental)‘, the “Young & Strong second edition” now as third track on their 12in, still has a snatch of vocal at the start and is at 119bpm just 1bpm faster than the plugside (which I hadn’t realized in the UK pressing has yet more vocal at the end, unlike the therefore still superior US version) . . . Ian Levine (Charing Cross Heaven) reminds us that the Broadway smash ‘Dreamgirls’ is extremely similar to the 1976 film ‘Sparkle’ starring ‘Fame’s Irene Cara, Lonette McKee and more as a Supremes-like girlie group called Sister And The Sisters, with Sixties-style score by Curtis Mayfield featuring Aretha Franklin on the soundtrack album — who’s got the UK rights? . . . Marvin Howell’s picked up the Boys Town Gang’s Dutch chart-topping ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, but for ERC rather than his Project or System labels . . . Jonathan King’s slot on ‘Top Of The Pops’ has to be the biggest boost a foreign record can get here . . . David ‘Frantique’ Christie’s ‘Saddle Up’, evidently hitting all over the world, turns out to be the first product from Mike ‘Shout’ Collier’s new Joy label, leased to KR as a one-off . . . Cheri have been answered in the States by The Murphy’s ‘Murphy’s Jive Law‘ (US Venture) . . . Gap Band briefly hiccuped to number 1 in the US Black Singles chart (as Billboard now calls it) only for the Dazz Band to return after one week, but Gap are now top Black LP, while Sinnamon is top Dance/Disco . . . Illusion’s version of ‘Why Can’t We Live Together‘ is a US black hit on Sugarhill there . . . ‘Jive Rhythm Trax‘, instrumental rhythm track versions of various current hits, will soon be on Jive LP . . . Ken ‘B’ full-time instore DJ at Southampton’s Top Man/Top Shop (33-35 Above Bar), finds it increasingly difficult to get onto mailing lists yet says large stores like his are ideal for record promotion — maybe he should try radio rather than disco pluggers . . . West Surrey & Hants DJ Assn meet Monday (12) at 8pm in Guildford’s Stoke Hotel (details Chris on Cranleigh 2641 — and, er, make that XL blue!) . . . Capital never stop playing the Valentine Brothers following the belated enthusiasm of Gary Crowley — they obviously weren’t paying as much attention to Greg Edwards two months ago, or to Peter Young almost as long ago (Peter’s promos for last week’s ‘Best Disco In Town’ were incidentally amongst the funniest things I’ve ever heard — “Say hi South London, say hi North London, say hi Mum!”) . . . Shalamar’s Jeffrey Daniels, still body-poppin’ all over the place (and making a smash in the process), had his hair cut in Chelsea’s Kings Road . . . Dartford Flicks will reopen on a Friday later this month with Chris Hill and Colin Hudd holding a fireman’s fancy dress night in the revamped interior (just don’t let Colin near any matches!) . . . Bob Jones, still funk-jazzing Chelmsford’s Countryman Mon/Fridays, plays solid jazz every Tuesday at The Oddfellows pub in Chelmsford’s Springfield Road, where Gene Ammons ‘Jungle Strutt‘ is the boss biggie for Bob, who returns a “hi” to Mike Page (Telford Nell Gwynn) . . . Paul Rae reports from Manchester Legend that their Thursdays are “allsorts” nights, mixing Killing Joke/Bauhaus, German imports, funky electro-disco, reggae, Northern soul, Sixties oldies and sillies like Bucks Fizz or Boney M — in other words it sounds like a regular Wally gig (no insult intended!) and evidently surprised a visiting Clare Grogan . . . Paul also wonders why, with so much great sound equipment but no microphone, the Camden Palace doesn’t employ DJs who can mix? . . . hmm! . . . Tony ‘Soul On Sound’ Jenkins whispers that the place to be this Friday is . . . mumble, mumble, mumble . . . Paul Fabian, come in, your time is up! . . . Colin Cordrey (Edinburgh Madhatters Speakeasy), wait for ‘Soul On Sound’ . . . oh, yes, Laytons Cellars, under St Pancras Station in Midland Road, smart attire essential . . . Bee Gee Barry Gibb is currently producing (separately) Righteous Brother Bill Medley and Dionne Warwick, both of whom could well sound good given his style . . . Darryl Hayden has given up fire-eating and DJing to get a proper job as manager of West Kensington’s Sunset Club in North End Road . . . Glen Auld (Prestwick) would give his right arm for a copy of that Shep Pettibone remixed KISS version of Diana Ross ‘Mirror Mirror’ — now that is a record you will never own! . . . Polydor have re-released again the classic 1962 live recording of James Brown, now retitled ‘Live And Lowdown At The Apollo, Vol. 1’ (Polydor mid-price 2482 530), from the era that I must confess, turned me deeply onto soul — but it does sound strange hearing it now in stereo . . . I haven’t been mentioning my Sixties Soul nights every Tuesday at Soho Greek Street’s Le Beat Route (with Alex Getrry topping and tailing the evening) mainly because they are every week, and (touch wood) are going extremely well . . . Steve Durrell (Staines) didn’t know Chan Romero originated ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’ — that’s Association Of Stammerers 1, Disco nil! . . . ‘I Want Candy’, ‘Iko Iko’ now the Belle Stars have done ‘The Clapping Song’ — not to mention Bananarama reviving the Sixties girlie group sound — it’s just like 1965 all over again! . . . how long before someone unearths Bunker Hill ‘Hide And Go Seek‘? . . . DJs using the Light Of The World promo 4-track 12in presumably didn’t realise that ‘I Can’t Stop’ was flip of the group’s previous 12in, totally ignored then . . . is there something cryptic in the Jane Fonda Workout Record’s caption, ‘Can You Feel It’ — The Jacksons?! . . . KEEP IT TIGHT!


KID CREOLE’S new release on remixed 12in this week is ‘Stool Pigeon‘ (Ze 12WIP 6793), a jerkily rolling 108½bpm smacker with typically sassy low-life storyline after a long intro, flipped by the brand new and as yet unheard ‘Double On Back‘.


AT LAST! Here are the mysterious men behind top disco sellers Blue Feather and their mega club hit, ‘Lets Funk Tonight’. Blue Feather, who all come from Holland, have been together since 1976 and feature Ron and Ed Brouwer singing and playing guitar, Dirk Nusink on percussion, Rob Hoelen on guitar, Jan Willem Weeds singing and playing keyboards and Lex Nusink on drums.


CAUGHT ON THE HOP

MARTIN PLATTS, well opinionated scourge of the record companies in his voluminous weekly reaction reports, has after extensive detective work been exposed. He has been receiving free promotional records for several years without having a regular disc-jockeying job.

My own suspicions (as you may have noticed in several cryptic comments) were increased when his unending stories about his marathon charity running activities never mentioned where he was working.

The running probably isn’t genuine either, come to that!

DJ Federation chairman and secretary of the North West DJ Association, Maggie Parsons had tried to contact Blackburn based Platts’ telephone number and address printed on this page, thinking that such an active DJ in the area should be approached to join the Association, but the telephone was cut off and no written replies came.

After further attempts to trace him, the NWDJA then decided to check a big outdoor charity event he was evidently doing at Clitheroe Castle, only to discover that no such event was to take place. After yet more detective work, Maggie noted from this page that in a newsletter from independent plugger Theo Loyla early in June that Platts was reportedly working in North Wales at Butlin’s in Pwllheli, as he had told Theo, but not me.

Maggie rang Butlin’s and asked for the name of their DJ, “Keith” they said. Maggie then rang Theo to tell him of her suspicions and Theo informed her that Platts was indeed working at Butlin’s, as he had a copy of his staff number.

Maggie immediately rang the Butlin’s personnel officer and after establishing her credentials was informed that Martin Platts was a counter service hand in the retail sales department . . . which probably meant he was wiping tables in the cafe. When pressed, he claimed he was planning a staff disco at Butlin’s.

Further detective work amongst WEA’s Fred Dove and CBS’s Caroline Moore had thrown up other doubts and ideas about his supposed DJ work.

Certainly three years ago Martin Platts was a real live club DJ at Romeo & Juliet’s in Blackburn where he was seen by Theo Loyla.

Since then however, after losing his gig, it appears that he kept on the record companies’ books by concocting more and more outrageous fantasies about his activities and by supposedly running a panel of punters who took hours to deliberate about the accurate chart placing for all the promo records he played — this last effort being practised by Theo in the newsletter which was to prove his undoing.

When approached by RECORD MIRROR, Platts said he was working as a regular DJ at Butlin’s staff club, in five weeks he had worked there three times. At the moment he was a counter service hand, but he was hoping for a full time job as a DJ.

The last marathon he had run in was the Inter Service Championships at RAF Swinderby near Lincoln on April 26.


UK NEWIES

THUNDERTHUMBS AND THE TOETSENMAN: ‘Freedom’ (Polydor POSPX 480).
Level 42’s bassist Mark King and keyboardist Mike Lindup (Toetsenman is Dutch for keyboard) combine alone for a great smoothly harmonised but otherwise all happening joyously bright and lively 127-126-127bpm 12in racing rattling romp with Latin percussion, Al DiMeola-ish guitar and the whole shebang recorded in crystal clarity. Wow! Stay still to this if you can! The ‘Freedom A Go-Go‘ flip’s an instrumental treatment.

“D” TRAIN: ‘Keep On’ (Epic EPC A13-2543).
Always bigger for upfront jocks than ‘Walk On By’, this remixed Evelyn King-ish coolly tripping 116-0bpm burbler is modern disco perfection as it thumps along through many changes to a great chiming and rattling synth climax (don’t mix out of it early — play it all!), on 3-track 12in with his LP’s dub-like 120bpm ‘You’re The One For Me (Reprise)’ and less distinguished 124bpm ‘Love Vibrations’.

JUNIOR: ‘Too Late’ (Mercury MERX 112).
Ponderously jolting slow 104bpm 12in melodic roller — here is the Tee Scott remixed US promo version without the original LP’s doodling finish — distinguished by truly outstanding lyrics beautifully sung in a worrying pent-up whinny.

ANGELA CLEMMONS: ‘Give Me Just A Little More Time’ (Portrait PRT A13-2272).
The Chairmen Of The Board’s 1970 classic converts into a great bright and breezy 126bpm 12in update that’s actually only 1bpm slower than the original and convincing enough not to upset old soul fans yet treated with a new opened out clarity and the addition of a central section where the beat dies away behind Angela’s winsome title line chanting before building back to a soaring climax. Huge in gay clubs and likely to hit pop.

DEODATO: ‘Happy Hour’ (Warner Bros K 17960T).
Chix sung frantically rushing ‘Celebration’-style 128bpm stomper big in gay clubs already, on 3-track 12in with the jazzier and more substantial subtly driving 115-116bpm ‘Sweet Magic‘ instrumental and the classic older 114bpm ‘Night Cruiser’ from his last album.

THE RAH BAND: ‘Tears And Rain’ (TMT Red Label TMT 1002).
Not widely released until August this chix-sung 3-track 12in is by way of a pre-sale sampler to decide on which cuts have most potential, popular opinion so far settling on this atmospheric attractively tuneful comes and goes 0-116bpm shuffler with appealingly pitched vocal sound, ‘Hungry For Your Jungle Love‘ being a slow moody starting then vocodered and cooed 0-117bpm hustler with lotsa synth effects and snicking smacks, and ‘Party Games‘ a 0-117bpm jiggly burbler.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: ‘Famous Faces’ (LP ‘Check Us Out’ EMI EMC 3410).
Moodily winding up then spurting 57/115bpm cool jolter builds well with excellent lyrics, possibly a better singles choice than the now 12in-issued ‘No. 1 Girl‘ (12EMI 5319), a pleasant enough slow 0-89-0-129bpm jogger with sweet sentiments (I’m sure they’re about Mum rather than a girlfriend!) and nice sax which suddenly switches into a fast Latin finish, while already mentioned on promo are the jittery smacking 118bpm ‘Soho‘ with ‘Wikka Rap’ finish by Graham De Wilde and brassily jiggling 114bpm ‘(Everybody) Move‘.


IMPORTS

DEODATO: ‘Keep On Movin’ (LP ‘Happy Hour’ US Warner Bros BSK 3649).
‘Whistle Bump’ meets ‘Rise’ with soulstress Kelly Barretto cooing over the lush creamily jittering subduedly purposeful 108bpm beat, and it’s the ladies vocals which set apart this the first offering from Deodato since he became really hot as Kool & The Gang’s producer — a role now exemplified by the brash fast ‘Celebration’-ish 127bpm title track — while Candi Staton sings choruses on an oddly disjointed rollingly whomping 122bpm reading of the Miracles ‘Tears Of A Clown‘, ‘Keep It In The Family‘ being straightforward bubbly lurching 118bpm girlie group disco, ‘Sweet Magic‘ a pleasant 115-116bpm melodic jazzy driver with cooing accents. The male Eban Kelly taking chix-supported soulful solo spotlight on the nice slow jogging 98bpm ‘I Never Get Enough’ and 0-47/94bpm ‘Just This One Night’. My over-riding impression is that this is meant to be Eumir’s ‘The Dude’, and although perfectly all right it just doesn’t have Quincy’s consistency.

BOHANNON: ‘The Party Train (Parts I, II, III)’ (LP ‘Fever’ US Phase II FZ 38113).
Bo’s back with a bang and in the old ‘Let’s Start The Dance’ bag on this ever changing jittery marathon groove which goes through three distinct phases at an impossible to tabulate 118-121-119-120(etc) — 113-116-114-117-120bpm, by far the best dancer on the album whose other two uptempo efforts are fast US-aimed, while the lovely 107-108bpm ‘What Is A Dream (Part II)‘ is one of his jazzily rolling attractive instrumental drifters and ‘Thoughts And Wishes‘ a gorgeous piano vamped 97bpm relaxed swayer to delight all “jazz freaks”. And don’t fail to check the lovely ladies gracing the sleeve, his Bohannon Angels!

PASSION: ‘Don’t Stop My Love’ (US Prelude PRL D 631).
Maddeningly familiar Evelyn King-ish perfectly produced (by Bert De Coteaux) unhurriedly tugging 112bpm 12in disco smacker with husky male lead, quality backups and an eager young lady’s “don’t ever stop” plea, the instrumental flip for once on Prelude not necessarily being the vital side.

SUGARHILL GANG: ‘The Lover In You’ (US Sugarhill SH-581).
Superb half souled/half rapped extremely attractive tuneful 105bpm 12in jogger, much better than we’d have reason to expect from them and likely to be huge here.

BOBBI HUMPHREY: ‘Baby Don’t You Know’ (US Uno Melodic UMD-8000).
The Roy Ayers-produced lady flautist sings on the lightweight A-side but then gets down to some jazzy tootling on the 122-121-119-122-119-121-119-121bpm 12in instrumental flipside shuffler, which can be made to mix out of Blue Feather but may be a bit lacking.


UK Disco Top 90 – July 10, 1982

01 01 Odyssey – Inside Out – RCA 12”
02 02 Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later (Inst) / (Vocal) – Warner Bros 12”
03 04 Stevie Wonder – Do I Do – Motown 12”
04 03 Temptations/Rick James – Standing On The Top – Motown 12”
05 07 Rick James – Dance Wit’ Me – Motown 12”
06 06 Blue Feather – Let’s Funk Tonight / Club Instrumental / It’s Love – Mercury 12”
07 05 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Ze 12”
08 12 Shalamar – A Night To Remember / Remix – Solar 12”
09 11 Patrice Rushen – Number One (Remix) / I Was Tired Of Being Alone / The Funk Won’t Let You Down – Elektra LP
10 15 Second Image – Star / Sambolic – Polydor 12”
11 16 Change – The Very Best In You – London 12”
12 08 Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots – Elektra 12”
13 10 Atlantic Starr – Circles – A&M 12”
14 27 Imagination – Music And Lights – R&B 12”
15 09 Junior – Mama Used To Say (US Remix)– Mercury 12”
16 18 Sinnamon – Thanks To You – US Becket 12”
17 26 Narada Michael Walden – You Ought To Love Me – Atlantic 12”
18 25 Dennis Brown – Love Has Found Its Way – A&M 12”
19 28 Howard Johnson – So Fine – US A&M 12”
20 20 A Taste Of Honey – We’ve Got The Groove / Diamond Real / Lies – Capitol LP
21 50 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – Epic 12”
22 30 Al McCall – Hard Times / Instrumental – US West End 12”
23 29 Candela – Love You Madly – US Arista 12”
24 22 High Fashion – Feelin’ Lucky Lately – Capitol 12”
25 31 ‘D’ Train / Jeanette ‘Lady’ Day / Gayle Adams / France Joli – You’re The One For Me / Come Let Me Love You / Can You Handle It / Gonna Get Over You (Remixes) – US Prelude LP
26 24 Roy Hamilton – Take Your Time (Instrumental) – White Label 12”
27 32 BLT – Tighten It Up – US Gold Coast 12”
28 33 Valentine Brothers – Money’s Too Tight – US Bridge 12”
29 17 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
30 44 Dazz Band – Let It Whip – Motown 12”
31 23 The Band A.K.A. – Grace / Instrumental – Epic/Streetwave 12”
32 35 Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top / Hang Tight / Can’t Get Enough / All Night – US RCA LP
33 14 Ritchie Family – I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby) – US RCA 12”
34 42 Cheri – Murphy’s Law – Polydor 12”
35 43 Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light / New Love / Eenie Meenie – A&M LP
36 21 Rick James – Money Talks / Throwdown / 69 Times / Hard To Get – Motown LP
37 41 Shakatak – Streetwalkin’ / Go For It – Polydor 12”
38 39 Fatback – She’s My Shining Star – US Spring LP
39 45 Heatwave – Lettin’ It Loose – Epic 12”
40 13 Fat Larry’s Band – Act Like You Know – WMOT 12”
41 53 Redd Hott – Ecstacy – US Venture LP
42 37 Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady / I’m Ready / Confidence / You’re No.1 / Holiday – Atlantic LP
43 19 Jerome – (I’m Into) Your Love – RCA 12”
44 40 You And Me Just Started – Linda Taylor – GPL 12”
45 34 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – Capitol 12”
46 51 Majik – You Gotta Get Up – US Gold Coast 12”
47 52 Bobby McFerrin – Dance With Me / Moondance / Jubilee – Elektra Musician LP
48 36 Gap Band – Early In The Morning – Mercury 12”
49 48 Plunky & The Oneness Of Juju – Every Way But Loose (Remix) – US Sutra 12”
50 47 Rose Royce – Best Love (Remix) – Epic 12” promo
51 59 Freeez – One To One – Beggars Banquet 12”
52 54 Linx – Plaything – Chrysalis 12”
53 76 Diana Ross – Work That Body – Capitol 12”
54 65 Jesse Green – Nice And Slow (US Remix) – Excaliber 12”
55 38 Touchdown – Ease Your Mind (US Remix) / Ritmo Suave – Excaliber 12”
56 73 Forrrce – Keep On Dubbin’ / Keep On Dancin’ – US West End 12”
57 49 Shock – Electrophonic Phunk / That’s A Lady – US Fantasy LP
58 46 Lisa Hill – I Am On The Real Side – US Cherry Hill 12”
59 79 ABC – The Look Of Love (Pts. 1 & 3) – Neutron 12”
60 83 Salsoul Orchestra – Take Some Time Out (For Love) – US Salsoul 12”
61 58 Dunn & Bruce Street – Shout For Joy – US Devaki 12”
62 56 Hi-Tension – How D’You Feel – EMI 12”
63 77 Patrice Rushen – Remind Me / Breakout / All We Need / Where There Is Love – Elektra LP
64 70 Atlantis – Keep On Movin’ And Groovin’ – US Chaz Ro 12”
65 74 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain / Be With Me – US Columbia LP
66 71 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
67 60 Light Of The World – Check Us Out – EMI 12”
68 66 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon / I’m Corrupt – Ze LP
69 NE The LIVE Band – A Chance For Hope – US TSOB LP
70 55 Loose End – In The Sky – Virgin 12”
71 82 Chris Hunter – Moody / Keep This One In Tune – Polydor 12”
72 80 Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Dutch Rams Horn 12”
73 NE Manu Dibango – Waka Juju – French CRC LP
74 68 First Light – Don’t Be Mistaken – Oval 12”
75 62 Oliver Sain – Cruisin’ On Sunset / So Good In The Morning – US HCRC LP
76 NE Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine – US Salsoul 12”
77 72 Jean Carn – Don’t Let Me Slip Away / Steady On My Mind / If You Don’t Know Me By Now / Completeness – US Motown LP
78 NE Trilark – Love Never Looked Better (Instrumental) – US Handshake 12”
79 86 Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat – US Vanguard 12”
80 63 Kandidate/Viscount Oliver – Can’t Say Bye – Polydor 12”
81 NE Mighty Fire – Just A Little Bit / Heavy Rotation / Start It Up / Sixth Street / Sweet Lady – US Elektra LP
82 NE Larry Graham – Don’t Stop When You’re Hot / Still Thinkin’ Of You / Easy Love – Warner Bros LP
83 NE Gunchback Boogie Band – Funn (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
84 64 Ray Parker Jr – Just Havin’ Fun / Let’s Get Off – Arista LP
85 NE Junior – Too Late (Remix) – Mercury 12”
86 74 George Duke – Ride On Love – Epic 12”
87 NE Deodato – Keep On Movin’ – US Warner Bros LP
88 RE D’Llegance – Chanson D’Llegance (Mix-x-tend) – US Airwave 12”
89 NE Illusion – Why Can’t We live Together – PRT 12”
90 NE Bohannon – The Party Train / What Is A Dream – US Phase II LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

David Sanborn ‘Port Of Call’ / ‘Rush Hour’ (US Warner Bros LP)
Armed Gang: ‘All I Want (Instrumental)’ (US Chaz Ro 12in)
Soul Sonic Force: ‘Planet Rock’ (US Tommy Boy 12in)
Passion: ‘Don’t Stop My Love’ (US Prelude 12in)
Feel: ‘Let’s Rock (Instrumental)’ (US Sutra 12in)
Sugarhill Gang: ‘The Lover In You’ (US Sugarhill 12in)
David Morris: ‘Saturday Night’ (US Becket 12in)
Leon Ware: ‘Why I Came To California’ / ‘Can I Touch You There’ / ‘Miracles’ / ‘Slippin’ Away’ (US Elektra LP)
Dayton: ‘Hot Fun In The Summertime’ (US Liberty 12in)
Roundtree: ‘Hit On You’ (Aria 12in)
Magic Lady: ‘Give It Up’ / ‘Sexy Body’ (US A&M LP)
Yvonne Elliman: ‘Love Pains’ (US Moby Dick 12in)
Gato Barbieri: ‘Retorno’ / ‘Bahia’ (US Fania LP)
Soft Cell: ‘Torch’ (Some Bizzare 12in)
Gino Soccio: ‘It’s Alright’ (US Atlantic RFC LP)
Gerald Malory: ‘Lay Down On Me’ (US Prelude 12in)
Electra: ‘Feels Good (Instrumental)’ (US Emergency 12in)
Light Of The World: ‘I Can’t Stop’ / ‘No.1 Girl’ / ‘Soho’ (EMI 12in promo/LP)
Beau Williams: ‘If You’re Ready’ (US Capitol LP)
Dance Reaction: ‘Disco Train’ / ‘Train Sound’ (Carrere 12in)
Shakatak: ‘Bitch To The Boys’ (Polydor LP)
Heatwave: ‘The Blg Guns’ (Epic LP)
Legacy: ‘Word Up’ (US Brunswick 12in)
Things To Come: ‘Go For What You Know’ (US Two Musketeers 12in)


Nightclub Chart:

01 08 Inside Out – Odyssey – RCA 12”
02 01 The Look Of Love – ABC – Neutron 12”
03 06 I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
04 10 Work That Body – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
05 02 Mama Used To Say (US Remix) – Junior – Mercury 12”
06 07 Do I Do – Stevie Wonder – Motown 12”
07 03 Forget Me Nots – Patrice Rushen – Elektra 12”
08 04 Hungry Like The Wolf / Night Version – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
09 05 Torch – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
10 22 Music And Lights – Imagination – R&B 12”
11 18 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
12 40 Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band – Mercury
13 — Happy Talk – Captain Sensible – A&M 12”
14 15 I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow – RCA 12”
15 09 Standing On The Top – Temptations/Rick James – Motown 12”
16 11 Fantasy Island – Tight Fit – Jive 12”
17 19 Murphy’s Law – Cheri – Polydor 12”
18 21 Iko Iko – Natasha – Towerbell
19 12 Only You / Situation – Yazoo – Mute 12”
20 13 I Specialize In Love – Sharon Brown – Virgin 12”
21 20 Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant – CBS
22 16 The Rhythm Of The Jungle – The Quick – Epic 12”
23 23 Walk On By – “D” Train – Epic 12”
24 14 House Of Fun – Madness – Stiff
25 47 Early In The Morning – Gap Band – Mercury 12”
26 17 (I’m Into) Your Love – Jerome – RCA 12”
27 — Sooner Or Later (Instrumental) – Larry Graham – Warner Bros 12”
28 — Night Train (Dance Mix) – Visage – Polydor 12”
29 28 Grace – The Band AKA – Epic/Streetwave 12”
30 27 Circles – Atlantic Starr – A&M 12”
31 49 I’ve Never Been To Me – Charlene – Motown
32 45 Going To A Go Go – Rolling Stones – EMI
33 42 Stool Pigeon / Annie, I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole – Ze LP
34 44 Dance Wit’ Me – Rick James – Motown 12”
35 — Let’s Funk Tonight – Blue Feather – Mercury 12”
36 30 Club Country – Associates – Associates 12”
37 — Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
38 41 Girl Crazy – Hot Chocolate – Rak
39 33 No Regrets – Midge Ure – Chrysalis
40 32 Act Like You Know – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
41 48 Avalon – Roxy Music – EG/Polydor
42 57 I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – Epic
43 59 Space Age Love Song – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive
44 52 Shakti / Ever So Lonely (Dub) – Monsoon – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
45 39 Beatles Movie Medley – Beatles – Parlophone
46 25 Really Saying Something – Bananarama/Fun Boy Three – Deram 12”
47 37 Magic Fly / Save Your Love For Me – Space – Metropolis 12”
48 29 Island Of Lost Souls – Blondie – Chrysalis 12”
49 61 Love Buzz (Remix) / Dancin’ The Night Away – Voggue – Mercury 12”
50 35 The Meaning Of Love – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
51 51 Streetwalkin’ – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
52 — Lettin’ It Loose – Heatwave – Epic 12”
53 43 Old Fashioned Love – Smokey Robinson – Motown 12”
54 53 My Baby Just Cares For Me – Nina Simone – Charly 10” EP
55 54 Paperlate – Genesis – Charisma
56 56 No Way Out / Dancing In The Street – UK Players – A&M 12”
57 50 A Way You’ll Never Be / Love Cascade (Dance Mix) – Leisure Process – Epic 12”
58 — We Take Mystery – Gary Numan – Beggars Banquet 12”
59 — Plaything – Linx – Chrysalis 12”
60 — (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – Roni Griffith – Vanguard 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:

The Jam 137f, AC/DC 64-67-145f, Bananarama 124f, Paul McCartney 68-135f, Irene Cara 131f, The Trio 133f, Japan 50/100f, Dexy’s Midnight Runners 106-109-122f, Larry Graham 116f, Brotherhood Of Man 0-12f, Blue Feather 118c, Rick James 123-124f, Dennis Brown 99-100-102f, Anti Nowhere League 0-58/116-192-0r, Asia 0-63/127-143f, Visage ‘Night Train (Dance Mix)’ 12in 135-136-135-137bpm, Duran Duran ‘Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version)’ 127bpm.


DJ TOP 20

FLASH GORDON, resident Tuesday through Saturday at Bristol’s Misty’s Nite Club in Park Street, has listed the club’s all-time party chart based on the most requested and or worn out records. He also philosophises, “It’s easy to be a Wally DJ, just play the people what they want to hear. It’s hard to be a disco DJ when so many people aren’t as responsive to music as good DJs are.”

01 TAINTED LOVE – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare
02 JAMMING – Bob Marley – Island
03 FASHION – David Bowie – RCA
04 JUST CAN’T GET ENOUGH – Depeche Mode – Mute
05 GET DOWN ON IT – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite
06 ENOLA GAY – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Virgin
07 CHANT NO. 1 – Spandau Ballet – Reformation
08 (GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A) SEX MACHINE – James Brown – Polydor
09 SUPERSTITION – Stevie Wonder – Motown
10 EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC – Police – A&M
11 (I CAN’T GET NO) SATISFACTION – Rolling Stones – Decca
12 TWIST AND SHOUT – Beatles – Parlophone
13 GIRLS ON FILM – Duran Duran – EMI
14 MY BOY LOLLIPOP – Millie – Fontana
15 DON’T YOU WANT ME – Human League – Virgin
16 IN THE NAME OF LOVE – Thompson Twins – T
17 GOING UNDERGROUND – The Jam – Polydor
18 ELECTRICITY – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Virgin
19 SOUND OF THE CROWD – Human League – Virgin
20 TOWN CALLED MALICE (LIVE) – The Jam – Polydor

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