August 28, 1982: “Some are born rappers, some are born mixers, some are born party ravers”

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

DARTFORD FLICKS now looks like a very pretty spacious ice cream parlour all in pale pink and blue, although the effect is more green thanks to the lighting — the suspended central lighting grid now includes a spinning multi-directional ‘Close Encounters’ UFO effect and dangling “jelly-fish” — but how the hell is anyone other than a midget meant to fit in the restaurant’s fixed chairs, which are almost as excruciating as the red Julienas wine!? . . . Sharon Redd’s UK single will now be ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ next week, while London has picked up Patrick Cowley/Sylvester for imminent release . . . Morgan Khan’s latest “bitch”, due on Streetwave in a fortnight, the Hudsons ‘Show Me You Care‘ turns out to be a tentatively sung blandly “pleasant” mid-tempo 111bpm shuffling side-to-side swayer with semi-scat harmonies and an easy sophistication — well made but nothing you haven’t heard before, and hardly the potential pop hit crossover material Morgan must be badly in need of right now (why doesn’t he grab some white girls and record them chanting over a jungle rhythm, like everyone else does to get a hit these days) . . . Grand Master Flash UK 12in pressings are still the same “pissing” version, though doubtless the delayed 7in version will be different for radio . . . Melba Moore ‘Love’s Comin’ At Ya‘ and the similarly Paul Lawrence Jones III-prod/penned Evelyn King ‘I Can’t Stand It‘ album track are to all extents and purposes (especially for mixers) the exact same record! . . . Eddy Grant’s original ‘Walking On Sunshine’ has been reissued in the States on Epic with a bit of ‘Sunshine Jam’ added to extend the intro . . . Larry ‘Peech Boy’ Levan has completely remixed Gwen Guthrie’s ‘It Should Have Been You’ on US promo . . . Froggy says he’s a working jock and doesn’t have five days in which to assemble an Alan Coulthard-type mix, and anyway Radio One policy evidently is against that sort of thing . . . I know what he means, having spent 20 hours assembling the next Soul On Sound preview mix, which even if I say so myself is — given the usual restrictions — as close to perfection as anyone could get it, and at £1.50, better than most boots that would cost £8 or more . . . I’m all too aware that although it’s only a neat way of combining short segments of new releases for review purposes, everyone’s expecting a fully fledged mixer medley: well, now you’ve really got one! . . . Soul on Sound cassettes seem much in demand with our lads in the South Atlantic, incidentally . . . Tony Jenkins takes over funking Epping Forest Country Club every Thurs/Fri/Saturday in October . . . Pete Tong can’t have been studying our Disco chart during June/July, when over a six week run the 12.6.82 reviewed Billy Griffin ‘Hold Me Tighter In The Rain’ (US Columbia LP) peaked at 65 — not a monster maybe, but surely hard for most other people to miss? . . . Zapp ‘Dance Floor‘ is now top US Black Single with Grand Master Flash climbing fast, while Yazoo ‘Situation (Remix)‘ tops the US Dance chart — which is currently very dull, our own being much hotter . . . Romanelli ‘Chain Reaction‘ (21 Records 12in) is top new add for Ian Levine at London’s gay Heaven . . . Tony Walton (Blackpool 0253-24562), 10 year veteran DJ, first of the ballroom and most recently the Continental circuits, can really mix to judge from a cassette made at his last Munich Club New York gig, where much of the material he used would make him suitable for gay venue work: however, he’s not specifying that, but would like the high quality UK residency his skill so obviously warrants . . . Greg Wilson has started mixing funk/soul/jazz on Thursdays at Huddersfield Stars Bar and Saturdays at Liverpool Rotters Scene 2, in addition to Tuesdays at Wigan Pier and Wednesdays at Manchester Legend, and by all accounts has built up quite a following (all heavily into handclaps, huh?!) . . . Neil Fincham and Colin Cordrey, still at Edinburgh Mad Hatters Speakeasy, now take turns with Roy Menzies so that one of the three funks Whitburn’s Mainstreet club every Thurs/Fri/Saturday — and they do mean “funk”! . . . Chris Britton says Watford Baileys is leaving behind its old image and will be THE leading venue for upfront quality music both UK and US (he then adds he’s just become press and publicity manager too!) . . . Peterborough’s Sunday Slickers soul club returns to the Cresset in Bretton on September 26 . . . Tomorrow’s Edition ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ is not of course the mistaken composer credited Lou Reed song but the old movie-theme (previously souled by Brook Benton/Marvin Gaye, jazzed by Jimmy Smith), now given a vintage vocal group treatment . . . Patrick Boothe has already had his “badger” hairstyle chopped off! . . . Wonder Dog ‘Ruff Mix’ was created by one H. Trumann — presumably that’s Harry . . . Buzzz . . . still haven’t . . . who’s the speed king in the Sound 2000 disco Transit who tried to cut me up north of Aylesbury on Saturday evening? . . . I could only afford 14 of the week’s unusually strong batch of 12in imports — with so much useful material about and so few chances for DJs to get it across, there is going to be an awful lot that’ll get lost, making the market for this type of music almost exclusively made up of the DJs themselves, I should think . . . many of today’s Wally hits were yesterday’s hip imports, but they’re still the same records so why give up on them when nothing about them has changed? . . . next you’ll be sneering at Rockers Revenge . . . DO IT DO IT . . . HEY . . . DO IT DO IT!


Techni-Colah!

THE COLAHS are real live triplets — and how many of them have you heard of in the music biz? Classically trained from an early age, James now plays keyboards, Marke bass and Peter guitar, and as youngsters they wrote an experimental rock ballet before appearing in the Young Jazz Musician Of The Year competition, their career together being nipped in the bud by Peter’s incapacitating car crash in 1978.

Now regrouped, the Colahs have been gigging at such as Ronnie Scott’s Club and debut on 7in with ‘Hesitation’ (Epic EPC A2642), an Earth Wind & Fire influenced brassy lurching 119bpm blue-eyed chanter with many familiar ingredients, which is getting disco attention as a promo-only 12in.


Pain and passion

SHARON BROWN’S stunning grey-eyed features are worth seeing any time, even if her new Virgin 12in is causing disappointment in many quarters.

Titled ‘Love Don’t Hurt People’, the song makes out that it’s not love but “people who hurt people” — which is often true, but what about those people in love with the concept of being in love? Their partners can’t be blamed when the bubble bursts. Anyway, that’s enough heavy philosophising! You could find the record (reviewed last week) grows on you, and if it does to the extent that it sells well, we could then be graced by a visit from New York-based Sharon. Hmmm, it’s a hit!


GAZ ANDERSON currently jocks virtually every night at the swank Fred & Gingers in Mayfair’s Old Burlington Street, where he continuously mixes upfront music with no speech at all save for important announcements — which sounds familiar! Gaz reckons this could be the coming trend for clubs in major cities, although he snidely suggests it’ll take a while for most DJs to “mix” rather then just “patch” rhythms together, citing as a superb example of a real mixer Pelter Rommer at Xenon and casting libellous aspersions about patching in the direction of certain green skinned persona. Hey, as long as it keeps ’em dancing, let’s just do what we do do best! Some are born rappers, some are born mixers, some are born party ravers, some are multi-talented, and everyone should try developing their capabilities, but once these have been established don’t go forcing yourself into a hole you don’t fit, just because someone else is good at it.


IMPORTS

LACK OF sleep and subsequently time means that I can only list the new releases this week — but as everyone says that what they really like are the Odds ‘N’ Bods, I doubt if anyone will worry! Next week’s deadline being early on account of the Bank Holiday, I am going to have a lot of extra work cut out this way too, but that’s not the reason. BPM’s listed as “c” have only been roughly calculated at this stage. The following are all on import:

12in —

THE LIMIT: ‘She’s So Divine’ c.116bpm. (US Arista)

DONALD BYRD & 125th STREET, NYC: ‘Sexy Dancer’ c.116bpm (US Elektra)

THE NEW JERSEY CONNECTION: ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ c.116½bpm (US Carnival)

JAMAICA GIRLS: ‘Rock The Beat’ c.119-121-120bpm (US Becket)

B.T. (Brenda Taylor): ‘You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too (Remix)’ c.111bpm (US West End)

WEST STREET MOB: ‘Ooh Baby’ c.113bpm (US Sugarhill)

“Q”: ‘The Voice Of “Q”’ c.115bpm (US Philly World)

COLUMBUS CIRCLE: ‘If You Read My Mind’ c.115bpm (US Elektra)

GARY TOMS EMPIRE: ‘Sexy Lady’ c.118bpm (US Chaz Ro)

CARL CARLTON: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ c.118bpm (US RCA)

SUZY “Q”: ‘Come Let’s Have A Party’ c.120bpm (Canadian JC)

ENCHANTMENT: ‘I Know Your Hot Spot’ c.111bpm / ‘Only You‘ c.110bpm (US Columbia)

EXODUS: ‘Together Forever’ c.122-123½bpm (US Charlotte Amalie)

BEGAN BEGAN: ‘Computer Wars’ c.124bpm (US One Way)

CHAZ: ‘(We Want To) Rock You’ c.126bpm (US Promise)

BRICK: ‘Free Dancer’ c.119bpm (US Bang)

BLAZE: ‘We Come To Jam’ c.116bpm (US Posse)

While on LP:

STACY LATTISAW: ‘Sneakin’ Out’ (US Cotillion) has the rapping 100bpm ‘Attack Of The Name Game’ (good out of Grand Master Flash), nice 99bpm ‘Guys Like You‘, typically Narada 122bpm title track (due on single here) and revived 57bpm ‘Hey There Lonely Boy’.


UK NEWIES

THE SAME applies for these, the following all on domestic 12in:

SHALAMAR: ‘There It Is’ 103bpm (Solar)

ZAPP: ‘Dance Floor’ c.110½bpm / ‘More Bounce To The Ounce‘ c.106bpm (Warner Bros)

PASSION: ‘Don’t Stop My Love’ c.112bpm (Prelude)

AMUZEMENT PARK: ‘Groove Your Blues Away’ 109-111bpm (Satril)

LJ REYNOLDS: ‘Special Effects’ 107-106bpm (Capitol)

JEFFREY OSBORNE: ‘Eenie Meenie’ c.76-77bpm (Funk A&Merica)

ABC: ‘All Of My Heart’ c.119bpm (Neutron)

THE GAP BAND: ‘You Dropped A Bomb On Me’ c.126bpm (Mercury)

SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Cruisin’ 42/84bpm (Motown)

KLIQUE: ‘I Can’t Shake This Feeling’ c.116-118bpm (MCA)

MAGIC LADY: ‘Sexy Body’ c.118bpm (Funk A&Merica)

DAVID MORRIS: ‘Saturday Night’ c.119-118bpm (Becket)

REAL THING: ‘Seen To Smile’ (EMI)

CHERI: ‘Come And Get These Memories’ (21 Records)

FOUR TOPS: ‘Sad Hearts’ 107bpm (Casablanca)

while SANTANA’s LP ‘Shango’ (CBS) has the extremely ‘Soul Sacrifice’ / ‘Jingo’-like 59/118(intro)-125-128-127-122bpm ‘Nueva York’.

Full reviews of all these and more, next week! Sorry about any inconvenience.


UK Disco Top 90 – August 28, 1982

01 01 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
02 02 Howard Johnson – So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Funk A&Merica 12”
03 04 Kool & The Gang – Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – De-Lite 12”
04 03 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon – Ze 12”
05 06 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
06 07 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
07 08 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street / Never Give You Up / You’re The One – US Prelude LP
08 05 Grand Master Flash And The Furious Five – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
09 11 BB&Q Band – Imagination – Capitol 12”
10 10 Leroy Hutson – She’s Got It – US Elektra 12”
11 09 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – Capitol 12”
12 25 I Level – Give Me – Virgin 12”
13 16 Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock – US Tommy Boy 12”
14 13 Zapp – Dance Floor – Warner Bros LP
15 12 Larry Graham – Sooner Or Later / One In A Million You – Warner Bros 12”
16 22 Dunn & Bruce Street – Shout For Joy – Satril 12”
17 40 Starpoint – Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Casablanca 12”
18 24 Blue Feather – Let’s Funk Tonight – Mercury 12”
19 14 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – US Prelude 12”
20 46 Marc Sadane – One Minute From Love / Exciting / Baby Won’t Cha – US Warner Bros LP
21 17 Deodato – Happy Hour / Sweet Magic / Night Cruiser – Warner Bros 12”
22 32 Jay W McGee – When We Party – Canadian Scorpio 12”
23 18 Shalamar – A Night To Remember – Solar 12”
24 20 Fatback – She’s My Shining Star – Polydor 12”
25 21 Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light – A&M 12”
26 39 Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – ERC 12”/promo mix
27 50 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
28 31 Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine – Virgin 12”
29 71 Stanley Clarke – New York City / The Force Of Love / Straight To The Top – Epic LP
30 29 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – Epic 12”
31 15 Patrick Boothe – Never Knew Love Like This Before – Streetwave 12”
32 36 Wanda – I Must Be Dreamin’ – US Elektra 12”
33 37 Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady (Remix) – Atlantic 12”
34 33 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
35 35 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
36 19 Dazz Band – Let It Whip – Motown 12”
37 28 Junior – Too Late – Mercury 12”
38 34 Jean Carn – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Motown 12” promo
39 41 Conway & Temple – Love Lights – US Old Town 12”
40 72 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – US EMI America 12”
41 49 Freddie James – Don’t Turn Your Back On Love – US Arista 12”
42 38 Candela – Love You Madly – Arista 12”
43 27 Thunderthumbs & The Toetsenman – Freedom / Freedom A Gogo – Polydor 12”
44 55 Midnight Star – Hot Spot – US Solar 12”
45 43 Second Image – Star – Polydor 12”
46 42 Patrice Rushen – Number One / I Was Tired Of Being Alone – Elektra 12”
47 48 Sinnamon – Thanks To You – Becket 12”
48 64 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Instrumental) – Ensign 12”
49 23 Shock USA – Electrophonic Phunk / That’s A Lady – Fantasy 12”
50 30 Irene Cara – Fame – RSO 12”
51 57 Stephanie Mills – You Can’t Run From My Love – Casablanca 12”
52 26 Dennis Brown – Love Has Found Its Way – A&M 12”
53 44 Jeanette ‘Lady’ Day / ‘D’ Train / Sharon Redd / Secret Weapon – Come Let Me Love You / You’re The One For Me / Can You Handle It / Must Be The Music (KISS Remixes) – Prelude LP
54 NE Leroy Hutson – Paradise / Classy Lady / Nice And Easy – US Elektra LP
55 58 Bobby “O” – Still Hott 4 U – US “O” 12”
56 51 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
57 60 Roy Hamilton – Take Your Time (The Ultimate Mixx) – Excaliber 12”
58 45 Leon Ware – Why I Came To California – US Elektra LP
59 47 Bloodstone – Funkin’ Around / My Love Grows Stronger – US T Neck LP
60 75 Trevor Walters – Loving As One – Magnet 12”
61 80 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny – US One Way 12”
62 53 Deodato – Keep On Movin’ / Sweet Magic – US Warner Bros LP
63 52 Glass – Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat – US West End 12”
64 70 Feel – Let’s Rock (Over And Over Again) / Instrumental – US Sutra 12”
65 66 Gunchback Boogie Band – Funn (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
66 54 Valentine Brothers – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – US Bridge 12”
67 69 Angela Clemmons – Give Me Just A Little More Time – Portrait 12”
68 88 Bettye Lavette – I Can’t Stop – Motown 12in promo
69 65 A Taste Of Honey – We’ve Got The Groove – Capitol LP
70 NE Smokey Robinson – Cruisin’ – Motown 12”
71 NE P. Funk All Stars – It’s Too Funky In Here – US Hump 7”
72 63 Keni Burke – Risin’ To The Top / Hang Tight – RCA 12”
73 13 Zapp – Do You Really Want An Answer? / A Touch Of Jazz / Playin’ Kinda Ruff / Doo Wa Ditty – Warner Bros LP
74 NE Donald Byrd & 125th Street NYC – Sexy Dancer – US Elektra 12”
75 76 Search – Peanut Butter And Jam – Philly World Records 12”
76 NE General Caine – The Girls – US Tabu 12”
77 74 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me – US SAM 12”
78 62 Howard Johnson – Say You Wanna – US A&M LP
79 83 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
80 NE Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
81 73 Tyzik – Sweet Nothings – US Capitol LP
82 59 Hot Quisine – Keep That Same Old Feeling – Kaleidoscope 12”
83 81 Amuzement Park – Groove Your Blues Away – US Our Gang Entertainment 12”
84 56 David McPherson – You Can’t Stop! – US SAM 12”
85 NE Index – The Love You’ve Been Fakin’ / Instrumental – Excaliber 12”
86 NE Evelyn King – I Can’t Stand It – RCA LP promo
87 68 Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove / Please Don’t Do This To Me – Elektra LP
88 NE Jamaica Girls – Rock The Beat – US Becket 12”
89 RE Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat – US Vanguard 12”
90 NE Colahs – Hesitation – CBS 12” promo


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

BT (Brenda Taylor): ‘You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too’ (US West End 12in)
New Jersey Connection: ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ (US Carnival 12in)
Week’s & Co: ‘Go With The Flow’ (Canadian Black Sun 12in)
The Band AKA: ‘When You Believe In Love’ (Epic/Streetwave)
George Duke: ‘I Will Always Be Your Friend’ (Epic)
Brandi Wells: ‘Fantasy’ (WMOT 12in)
Teddy Pendergrass: ‘I Can’t Win For Losing’ / ‘Now Tell Me That You Love Me’ / ‘It’s Up To You’ (Phil Int LP)
Average White Band: ‘You’re My Number One’ (RCA 12in)
Goodie: ‘Do Something’ (US Total Experience LP/12in)
“Q”: ‘The Voice of “Q”’ (US Philly World 12in)
Rah Band: ‘Tears And Rain’ / ‘Hunger For Your Jungle Love’ / ‘Party Games’ (KR 12in)
The Limit: ‘She’s So Divine’ (US Arista 12in)
Fat Larry’s Band: ‘Golden Moment’ (WMOT 12in)
The Jonzun Crow: ‘Pack Jam’ (US Tommy Boy 12in)
Patrick Cowley/Sylvester: ‘Do Ya Wanna Funk’, (US Megatone 12in)


Nightclub Chart:

01 05 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
02 01 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
03 04 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
04 03 Don’t Go / Re-Remix – Yazoo – Mute 12”
05 02 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
06 06 Shy Boy – Bananarama – London 12”
07 08 Inside Out – Odyssey – RCA 12”
08 07 Music And Lights – Imagination – R&B 12”
09 23 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
10 24 Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
11 16 Too Late – Junior – Mercury 12”
12 09 Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band – Mercury
13 11 Night Train (Dance Mix) / (Dub Mix) – Visage – Polydor 12”
14 17 Sooner Or Later / One In A Million You – Larry Graham – Warner Bros 12”
15 18 The Clapping Song – Belle Stars – Stiff
16 13 The Look Of Love – ABC – Neutron 12”
17 14 Work That Body – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
18 15 Let’s Funk Tonight – Blue Feather – Mercury 12”
19 10 Da Da Da – Trio – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
20 36 Summertime – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis 12”
21 31 Driving In My Car – Madness – Stiff 12”
22 12 Murphy’s Law – Cheri – Polydor 12”
23 40 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
24 32 Happy Hour – Deodato – Warner Bros 12”
25 45 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
26 38 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
27 20 I’m A Wonderful Thing, Baby – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
28 21 Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
29 — Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
30 — Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
31 30 It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate – Rak
32 28 I Second That Emotion – Japan – Hansa 12”
33 26 I Was Tired Of Being Alone / Number One – Patrice Rushen – Elektra 12”
34 27 Let It Whip – Dazz Band – Motown 12”
35 22 Do I Do – Stevie Wonder – Motown 12”
36 39 My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners – Magnet
37 — What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
38 51 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
39 25 Wham Rap! – Wham – Inner Vision 12”/promo remix
40 — 18 Carat Love Affair / Love Hangover – Associates – Associates 12”
41 46 I Really Don’t Need No Light – Jeffrey Osborne – A&M 12”
42 — Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
43 29 Love Has Found Its Way – Dennis Brown – A&M 12”
44 37 Iko Iko – Natasha – Towerbell
45 44 I’m Afraid Of Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
46 41 Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – “D” Train – Epic 12”
47 — Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
48 33 Star – Second Image – Polydor 12”
49 58 Missbehavin’ – UK Players – A&M 12”
50 57 Feel Me (US Mix) – Blancmange – London 12”
51 62 Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Starpoint – Casablanca 12”
52 35 Circles – Atlantic Starr – A&M 12”
53 64 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
54 — I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo – Radialchoice 12”
55 — Never Knew Love Like This Before / Instrumental – Patrick Boothe – Streetwave 12”
56 — John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
57 49 Rock The Casbah – The Clash – CBS 12”
58 — Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
59 63 Love On A Summer Night – McCrarys – Capitol 12”
60 — Annie I’m Not Your Daddy / No Fish Today – Kid Creole – Ze LP
61 — River – King Trigger – Chrysalis 12”
62 53 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
63 — Asylums In Jerusalem – Scritti Politti – Rough Trade 12”
64 — The Fun Tracks – Herbie Hancock – CBS
65 — You’re My Number One – Average White Band – RCA 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:

Soft Cell 0-150f, Duran Duran 0-113f, Haircut One Hundred 0-136-137f, Queen 0-121f, Shakin’ Stevens 128f, Liquid Gold 84/42f, Orange Juice 114-113f, Pete Townshend 0-120r, Wonder Dog 119f, Judas Priest 137-138f, Frida 107-110f, Fashion 106f, Chicago 18-36-72-0f, Carly Simon 93f, Nicole 91-0r.


GAY TOP 20

01 01 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”/promo mix
02 02 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
03 04 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Patrick Cowley/Sylvester – US Megatone 12”
04 03 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick 12”
05 07 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
06 10 Walking On Sunshine / Rockin’ On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
07 05 Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight / Comes And Get Your Love – Lime – US Prism 12”/German Polydor LP
08 13 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
09 08 Rain – Goombay Dance Band – Epic 12” promo/ US Portrait 12” remix
10 09 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
11 15 Don’t Go (Remix) / (Re-Remix) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
12 11 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
13 06 Gloria – Laura Branigan – US Atlantic 12”
14 14 Don’t Come Crying To Me – Linda Clifford – US Capitol LP
15 18 Keep On – “D” Train – Epic 12”
16 — Still Hott 4 U / I’m So Hot For You – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
17 16 Stoned Love – Sweet Brandy – Canadian JC 12”
18 20 Big Fun – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
19 17 Love Is The Drug / (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up – Roni Griffith – Vanguard 12”
20 12 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”


Rick James Competition

AS PART of their Rick James promotion week, Motown Records have got together with RECORD MIRROR in a dead easy competition, giving away 10 copies of Rick’s baddest album ‘Throwin’ Down’.

Just answer the 3 ultra easy questions below and the first 10 correct entries received will have an album delivered to their door!

Alright?

QUESTIONS

1. Where was Rick James born?
2. Which female backing singer did he go on to write and produce for?
3. What is the name of Rick James’ backing band?

Answers to Rick James Competition, RECORD MIRROR, 40 Long Acre, London WC2

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