September 11, 1982: Sharon Redd, Dennis Brown, Freddie James, Pressure Drop, New Jersey Connection

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

AND WHAT sort of shape do we find you in this morning? (You can see what shape we are now!) . . . BADEM’s disco equipment exhibition public days are Sunday/Monday (12/13) at London’s Bloomsbury Centre Hotel, no details of timing but afternoons obviously. I’ll maybe see you there sometime late-ish Sunday . . . Joe Tex died of a heart attack aged 49 last month — best remembered by the present generation for his ‘Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)’ smash in 1977. His real heyday as a soul star was the latter ’60s, when his incredible microphone catching acrobatic stage movements were amongst the most exciting of all . . . Hot Quisine ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling‘ has had a complete Rockers Revenge-style remix (if not remake?) full of fiercely flanged flutter echo claps, but unfortunately they didn’t change the rushed tempo . . . Michael Wycoff’s ‘Diamond Real‘ has shown up on US RCA 12in with instrumental flip, c.109 bpm . . . Push ‘My Heart‘, recently circulated on white label promo, will be remixed on Excaliber in a month . . . David ‘Rowdy’ Yeats, after just four months of working in largely undefined ways on Solar product here, suddenly finds WEA reckon they can promote Shalamar without him — thus he’s at Liberty on 01-874 4003 . . . London’s Barracuda in Baker Street has suddenly become an Arab club, on Saturdays anyway, turning away scores of dejected funksters when they turned up as usual . . . Capital’s Graham Dene must take most credit for constantly plugging Fat Larry’s ‘Zoom’ on his weekend breakfast shows over several months . . . Lloyd Charmers, or rather his wife, gave birth to twins Debbie & Donna at Paddington’s St Mary’s Hospital — if it’s good enough for Chuck & Di, what? . . . Josh Wedgewood-Benn, son of the ex-Lord Stansgate, drums with Buddhist reggae group Ozo . . . Chris Hill returns for just one night on Wednesday 22nd September to the Lacy Lady, or at least to its original site at Ilford’s Kings . . . Greg Wilson’s half-hour mixing spot comes up on its three-weekly rota this coming Monday (13) on Mike Shaft’s TCOB soul show, 8-11pm Piccadilly Radio . . . I hope my Soul On Sound mix out of Rockers Revenge into Norwood B ‘You’re On The One‘ (Philly World 12in) draws more deserved attention to the latter . . . Nick Davies (Aylesbury 87970), keen to buy/swap Ashton Gardner & Dyke’s old ‘Resurrection Shuffle’, had Wham bring acetates of their new Kid Creole-ish ‘Young Guns’ into his Watford New Penny gig . . . West Surrey & Hants DJ Assn members meet this Monday (13) at 8pm in Guildford’s Stoke Hotel, all DJs welcome — oh, and Chris Cole, WHAT T-shirt? . . . ‘E.T. (The Extra-Terrestrial)’ is a nice little movie full of good vibes, not a blockbuster, but just nice . . . Harvey Fuqua, now known as a record producer, turned up on TV screens last week in his original guise as one of the doo-wop singing Moonglows in the movie ‘Rock Rock Rock’ — young Harvey was the tallest of the backing vocal trio standing at the end . . . Afrika Bambaataa somehow loses a “k” and an “a” on UK labels of Soul Sonic Force . . . Polydor seem to have someone called Adam Vincent servicing DJ mailouts . . . Richard ‘Lofty’ Lofthouse packs Chester-Le-Street’s Whispers every Sunday, claiming it as the only regular black music gig in the whole North-East (it’s currently running a disco dancing competition too), and wonders why more pluggers don’t visit . . . Reading Rebecca’s now has free admission before 10pm every Thurs/Fri/Saturday but a tighter dress code — no jeans, trainers, T-shirts etc . . . Rayners Lane Record & Disco Centre’s bronzed Andy Mann reports that in Greek discos, the decor of which would shame most UK clubs, the jocks spend all night mixing brilliantly — plus there’s no admission charge, you just pay for your drinks (not that licensing laws would allow that here) . . . Leslie Hill (Chippenham), also back from Greece’s Thassos Island, says the likes of Human League, Soft Cell, Haircut 100 and Bob Marley are big with the locals, but luckily the Just In Time disco was supplied with all the moderately current UK disco biggies . . . I blew a core plug on the M1 going up to Denbigh for the bank holiday weekend, and four tows and ten hours later eventually arrived there thanks to the AA’s Relay service — which, had it been a gig would not have got me there in time, but at least does get your vehicle wherever you want it for free (or at least a small subscription) . . . Jim ‘Ripper’ Kershaw (Sheffield Fanny’s Scene Two) revives to great floor activity the old Spencer Davis Group ‘Keep On Running’, currently the basis of a loo-paper commercial . . . Tricky Dicky’s younger gay crowd are well into Yazoo, Soft Cell and now Billy Idol . . . Yazoo ‘Don’t Go’ was inadvertently missed out of last week’s Gay Top 20, while Stateside their ‘Situation’ remix is still top Dance/Disco hit and Aretha Franklin the new top Black single . . . Boris Midney is reported to have done one of his “disco suite” jobs on the ‘Dreamgirls’ score . . . Greg Edwards was really cookin’ on his Capital soul show’s continuous last half hour on Saturday . . . Andy Baker (St Asaph Flicks) mixes Rockers Revenge ‘Acappella Sunshine’ over the intro of Sly Cabell ‘Special Club Mix’, Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Oscars) mixes Sylvester/Patrick Cowley with Kat Mandu ‘The Breaks’ (yeah, well it is Scotland!), Neil Fincham (Edinburgh Mad Hatters Speakeasy) mixes Chic ‘Le Freak’ out of the Tom Tom Club rhythm break . . . JUMP JUMP JUMP TO IT!


UK NEWIES

SHARON REDD: ‘Never Give You Up’ (Prelude PRLA 132755).
Just as good, though currently not quite as hot, as ‘Beat The Street’, this more Evelyn King-ish chunky 112½bpm 12in disco roller is the UK singles choice and chiefly remarkable for its amazing rhythm track, flipped by the stolid 101bpm ‘Send Your Love‘.

DENNIS BROWN: ‘Halfway Up, Halfway Down’ (A&M AMSX 8250).
More traditionally reggae than ‘Love Has Found Its Way’, although just as catchy, this lazily looping Marley-esque 75-76-77bpm 12in swayer is flipped by the superbly subtle floating 77bpm ‘Weep & Moan‘.

FREDDIE JAMES: ‘Don’t Turn Your Back On Love’ (Arista ARIST 12489).
Dangerously late out here, the excellent Tony Green-prod/Tee Scott-mixed simple strong straight ahead 113bpm 12in disco roller builds through nagging vocals in very mixable familiar fashion, with a slightly fiercer instrumental flip.

IMAGINATION: ‘Changes’ (LP ‘In The Heat Of The Night’ R&B RBLP 1002).
The gladiators of camp Britfunk are getting most disco play from this easily programmable 112bpm continuation of what we all know and love, the 86bpm title track being a return to their original slow tempo, but it’s the flying 128bpm ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul‘ which (especially on radio already) is likely to have most long term success.

THE HUDSONS: ‘Show Me You Care’ (Streetwave STR A13-2711).
Pleasant enough if none too remarkable tentatively sung (by a youthful duo) bland mid-tempo side to side shuffling 111bpm 12in swayer with semi-scat harmonies, nice piano (instrumental flip) and a slick sophistication.

KADENZA: ‘Let’s Stay Together’ (PRT 12P 247).
Bumpily burbling synth bumbled and then piano led rather pleasant easily swaying 110bpm 12in instrumental with jazzy sax joining in, the flip featuring a shorter version plus less vital vocal.

JUNIOR ‘Let Me Know’ (Mercury MERX 116).
Weird tapping then percussively rattling long instrumental lead-in to an uncomfortable spurting 115½bpm 12in muddle, too edgily disjointed to emulate the appeal of his first two hits, flipped though by the far more likely and likeable pleasant pent-up slinkily jogging 101½bpm ‘I Can’t Help It‘ (both sides remixed by Tee Scott).

WARRIORS: ‘Destination’ (LP ‘Behind The Mask’ Ensign ENVY 6001).
Carrying on from Incognito, Jean Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick’s latest collective effort is even more authentically jazzy with just this romping 124bpm Britfunk vocal gallop sounding relatively conservative amidst the more specialist good uptempo noisy jazz. Fast and furious and fine for sweaty workouts in dark corners.

CHERI: ‘Come And Get These Memories’ (21 Records POSPX 508).
Chattering chipmunks fade in a limp 113bpm 12in revival of Martha & The Vandellas’ first ancient hit — almost a case of “bye-bye Cheri”, except the attractive smoothly bounding 0-123bpm ‘Starstruck‘ flip is getting quite a bit of support.

THE QUICK: ‘Touch’ (Epic EPC A2669).
Well produced but rather dreary (in commercial 7in form) typical 119bpm blue eyed smacker getting boffo radio play, though far far better and brighter on — would you believe? — promo-only 120bpm 12in which ends with a long blistering percussion climax.

JERMAINE JACKSON: ‘Let Me Tickle Your Fancy’ (Motown TMGT 1276).
Pop aimed sparse low-energy jerky 126bpm 12in lurcher with instrumental flip, getting some ‘Whip’-lash, title track of his new LP (STML 12174) off which the simple jittery 115bpm ‘Running‘ smacker has had most reaction.

FREDDIE McGREGOR: ‘Reggae On It’ (Intense INT 001).
Unnecessarily segued out of the older 69bpm ‘Follow This Ya Sound’ on 2-track flip, this is the useful though now slightly slower 94bpm reggaefication of ‘Get Down On It’, the lavishly packaged 12in plugside being a remix of his 70bpm ‘Big Ship‘.

OZO: ‘Skintight (No Room To Move Up)’ (Sphinx SPS 1201).
Buddah-guided Keni St George returns with a well recorded atmospheric presence-filled 70bpm 12in reggae slowie.

JUNE LODGE & PRINCE MOHAMMED: ‘Someone Loves You Honey’ (Arista ARIST 12477).
Sweetly pitched young lady and tougher toasting chap on a lovers slanted 83-84bpm 12in reggae treatment of Charley Pride’s oldie, huge in Jamaica two years ago.

GENE LATTER: ‘Rock Baby Rock’ (Magnet MAG 230).
Eddy Grant’s original mentor returns in high squeaky Donnie Elbert style on a brightly poppy 113bpm 7in strutter that could do a bundle if it broke on the Continent first.

ODYSSEY: ‘Magic Touch’ (RCA RCAT 275).
Absolutely dreadful pop-aimed 125-126-125-127bpm 12in mess — why didn’t they go with ‘Happy Together‘?

MAGIC LADY: ‘Sexy Body’ (Funk A&Merica USAF 1222).
Trite forgettable 118bpm 12in girlie group funk — why didn’t they go with the classier ‘Give It Up‘ which at least sounds OK on the radio?


IMPORTS

PRESSURE DROP: ‘Rock The House (You’ll Never Be)’ (US Tommy Boy TB 827).
Out of them all this Jamaican accented semi-fierce 116½bpm 12in jolter has to be one of the stronger logical successors to Rockers Revenge, mixing well although with a more Bohannon-ish beat, and including a called out sequence of place names which emphasizes “Falkland Islands”. The fiercest part of all is the start of the then not so crucial flip.

THE NEW JERSEY CONNECTION: ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ (US Carnival CAR-803).
A welcome return (like that of Old Town) for the Manhattans original label, this fluidly weaving loosely knit 116½-113bpm 12in vocal group jiggler (instrumental flip) being just made for jazz-funk gigs, and good out of The Limit.

ALFIE SILAS: ‘A Puppet To You’ (US RCA PD-13305).
Soulful chick squawked (even with a name like Alfie!) neatly trucking 120bpm 12in strutter hits a great fierce break which seems almost at odds with the more traditional girlie groove on either side of it (more rhythmic but still fairly vocal flip), excellent between Aretha and Jay W McGee, or before Suzy “Q”.

SUZY “Q”: ‘Come Let’s Have A Party’ (Canadian JC12-011).
Extremely powerful fierce good 120bpm 12in disco smacker with strong breaks which later on become ear-shatteringly electronic and “video game”-like.

“Q”: ‘The Voice Of “Q”’ (US Philly World Records PWR-2007).
The “voice” is a vocoder on this atmospheric spacey 115bpm 12in tripper with lightweight flowing synth over jittery mixable rhythm and chorusing chaps (longer instrumental flip), rather Euro sounding though Philly recorded.

BEGAN BEGAN: ‘Computer Wars’ (US One Way OW-005).
Began Cekic goes berserk with the vocoders and fierce electronics on this possibly kiddie-aimed 124bpm 12in mainly instrumental saga of a “video game” battle, but it mixes amazingly strongly with other fierce or Soul Sonic-type things.

JAMAICA GIRLS: ‘Rock The Beat’ (US Becket BKD 511).
Sweet chix cooed jerky simple 12in disco beater keeps slipping into reggae-ish rhythms, around 119-121-120bpm (no time still to fiddle about with these tempo changers — accurate readings next week!).

WEST STREET MOB: ‘Ooh Baby’ (US Sugarhill SH-588).
Useful “party” acappella started strong beefily smacking accelerating 113-116bpm 12in “Skyyzoo” (kazoo) funker with chanting chix, vocodered chap and lots of jerky drive.

L. J. REYNOLDS: ‘Key To The World’ (Capitol 12CL 260).
Compere-introduced great “live” soaringly soulful Frankie Beverly-ish 97bpm 12in treatment of this ex-Dramatics singer’s own song, now after Ruddy Thomas’s recent reggaefication probably a bigger attraction than the A-side’s clanking and splurging SFX-spiked jiggly swaying and smacking 107-106bpm ‘Special Effects‘.

CARL CARLTON: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (US RCA PD-13314).
Four Tops classic cleverly locked onto a slowed down ‘Masterblaster’ beat on 118bpm 12in, making an interesting mixing effect that’s good out of Sharon Redd’s remixed ‘Beat The Street’ amongst others.

FREDA PAYNE: ‘In Motion’ (US Sutra SUD 009).
The ‘Band Of Gold’ lady still sounds winsome and young all twelve years later on a simple little jerkily tapping 116½bpm 12in swayer, instrumental flip.

SEKOU BUNCH: ‘Can’t Stop Loving You’ (US Sugarhill SH-583).
Blatantly nicking so many tricks from Rick James that it’s hard to see how they can get away with it for long, this is like a faster 124-126bpm 12in ‘Give It To Me Baby Standing On The Top’ with a more instrumental flip.

PEE WEE: ‘Be My Girl’ (US Streetwise SWRL 2202).
Attention grabbing intro to a slightly too slow to be truly fierce 105bpm 12in chunderer with a faster 107-109bpm B-side version, by Pee Wee Ford who played bass with Lonnie Liston Smith and Norman Connors.


UK Disco Top 85 – September 11, 1982

01 01 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
02 02 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
03 04 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
04 03 Howard Johnson – So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Funk A&Merica 12”
05 05 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
06 07 I Level – Give Me / 3am – Virgin 12”
07 06 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street – US Prelude LP
08 10 Kool & The Gang – Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – De-Lite 12”
09 11 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music – US West End 12”
10 14 Zapp – Dance Floor / More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros LP
11 08 BB&Q Band – Imagination – Capitol 12”
12 27 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Instrumental) – Ensign 12”
13 13 Marc Sadane – Exciting / One Minute From Love / Baby Won’t Cha – US Warner Bros LP
14 24 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
15 15 Jay W McGee – When We Party – Canadian Scorpio 12”
16 17 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
17 19 Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock – US Tommy Boy 12”
18 09 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon – Ze 12”
19 48 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
20 26 Stanley Clarke – New York City – Epic LP
21 25 Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady / Confidence – Atlantic 12”
22 20 Wanda – I Must Be Dreamin’ – US Elektra 12”
23 18 Starpoint – Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Casablanca 12”
24 06 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up – Prelude 12”
25 12 Leroy Hutson – She’s Got It / Nice And Easy – US Elektra 12”
26 37 Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine / Special Club Version – Virgin 12”
27 16 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
28 40 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
29 31 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – US EMI America 12”
30 23 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – Capitol 12”
31 46 Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – ERC 12”/promo mix
32 21 Shalamar – A Night To Remember – Solar 12”
33 22 Dunn & Bruce Street – Shout For Joy – Satril 12”
34 67 Jennifer Holliday – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Geffen LP
35 59 The Limit – She’s So Divine – US Arista 12”
36 89 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – US Carnival 12”
37 30 Patrick Boothe – Never Knew Love Like This Before – Streetwave 12”
38 33 Fatback – She’s My Shining Star – Polydor 12”
39 54 Shakatak – Invitations – Polydor 12”
40 34 Jean Carn – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Motown 12” promo
41 41 Shock USA – Electrophonic Phunk / That’s A Lady – Fantasy 12”
42 29 Stephanie Mills – You Can’t Run From My Love – Casablanca 12”
43 43 Bobby “O” – Still Hott 4 U / I’m So Hot 4 U – US “O” 12”
44 32 Zapp – Playin’ Kinda Ruff / A Touch Of Jazz / Do You Really Want An Answer? – Warner Bros LP
45 38 Leroy Hutson – Paradise / Classy Lady / Nobody But You – US Elektra LP
46 57 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Instrumental) / (Remix) – US Prelude 12”
47 51 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
48 87 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – Canadian Black Sun 12”
49 80 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me – US SAM 12”
50 28 Deodato – Happy Hour / Sweet Magic / Night Cruiser – Warner Bros 12”
51 75 Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine (Remix) – US Epic 12”
52 39 Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light – A&M 12”
53 44 Midnight Star – Hot Spot – US Solar 12”
54 42 ‘D’ Train – Keep On / You’re The One For Me (Reprise) – Epic 12”
55 77 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny – US One Way 12”
56 NE Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – Do Ya Wanna Funk – London 12”
57 NE Crown Heights Affair – Somebody Tell Me What To Do – De-Lite 12”
58 58 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
59 82 Tyzik – Sweet Nothings – US Capitol LP
60 NE Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT/LP
61 85 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” – US Philly World 12”
62 83 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
63 55 Sweet Pea Atkinson – Dance Or Die / Don’t Walk Away – Ze 12”
64 63 Sinnamon – Thanks To You – Becket 12”
65 53 Conway & Temple – Love Lights – US Old Town 12”
66 65 Amuzement Park – Groove Your Blues Away – Satril 12”
67 49 Glass – Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat – US West End 12”
68 68 Candela – Love You Madly – Arista 12”
69 81 Evelyn King – I Can’t Stand It – US RCA LP
70 66 Freddie James – Don’t Turn Your Back On Love – US Arista 12”
71 76 Jamaica Girls – Rock The Beat – US Becket 12”
72 71 Valentine Bros – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – US Bridge 12”
73 79 Gunchback Boogie Band – Funn (Instrumental) – US Prelude 12”
74 45 Dazz Band – Let It Whip – Motown 12”
75 62 Donald Byrd & 125th Street NYC – Sexy Dancer – US Elektra 12”
76 69 Various – KISS FM Mastermixes – Epic LP
77 73 Index – The Love You’ve Been Fakin’ / Instrumental – Excaliber 12”
78 72 Bloodstone – Funkin’ Around / My Love Grows Stronger – US T Neck LP
79 90 L.J. Reynolds – Special Effects / Key To The World – Capitol 12”
80 NE Rick James – Hard To Get – Motown 12”
81 88 General Caine – The Girls – US Tabu 12”
82 NE Nighthawk – Eye Of The Tiger / Instrumental – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
83 52 Roy Hamilton – Take Your Time (The Ultimate Mixx) – Excaliber 12”
84 50 Richard Jon Smith – Don’t Go Walkin’ Out That Door / Instrumental – Jive 12”
85 86 P. Funk All Stars – It’s Too Funky In Here – US Hump 7”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Laurice Hudson: ‘Feel My Love’ (US Snowflake 12in)
Rah Band: ‘Tears And Rain’ / ‘Hunger For Your Jungle Love’ / ‘Party Games’ (KR 12in)
The Quick: ‘Touch’ (Epic 12in promo)
Imagination: ‘Changes’ / ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul’ (R&B LP)
Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame: ‘Way Out’ (US Konglather 12in)
Gap Band: ‘You Dropped A Bomb On Me’ (Mercury 12in)
Pressure Drop: ‘Rock The House’ (US Tommy Boy 12in)
Hudsons: ‘Show Me You Care’ (Streetwave 12in)
Sekou Bunch: ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’ (US Sugarhill 12in)
Jonzun Crew: ‘Pack Jam’ / Instrumental (US Tommy Boy 12in)
Freda Payne: ‘In Motion’ (US Sutra 12in)
Kid Creole: ‘Annie I’m Not Your Daddy’ / ‘No Fish Today’ (Ze LP)
Sharon Brown: ‘Love Don’t Hurt People’ (Virgin 12in)
Starpoint: ‘I Like It’ / ‘Get Your Body Up’ (US Chocolate City LP)
Carl Carlton: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (US RCA 12in)
Gary Toms Empire: ‘Sexy Lady’ (US Chaz Ro 12in)
Cliff Dawson: ‘I Can Love You Better’ (US Boardwalk LP)
“D” Train: ‘Keep On (Dub Mix)’ (US Prelude 12in)
Stanley Clarke: ‘Straight To The Top’ (Epic)
Explainer: ‘Lorraine’ (Sun Burst 12in)


Nightclub Chart:

01 01 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
02 07 Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
03 02 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
04 04 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
05 05 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
06 03 Don’t Go (Remixes) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
07 10 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
08 06 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
09 15 What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
10 08 Shy Boy – Bananarama – London 12”
11 25 I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo – Radialchoice 12”
12 18 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
13 19 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
14 09 Inside Out – Odyssey – RCA 12”
15 14 Night Train (Dance Mix) – Visage – Polydor 12”
16 16 The Clapping Song – Belle Stars – Stiff
17 11 Music And Lights – Imagination – R&B 12”
18 12 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
19 13 Too Late – Junior – Mercury 12”
20 34 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
21 36 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
22 53 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
23 20 Summertime – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis 12”
24 59 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
25 30 18 Carat Love Affair – Associates – Associates 12”
26 22 Sooner Or Later – Larry Graham – Warner Bros 12”
27 27 It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate – Rak
28 37 Let It Whip – Dazz Band – Motown 12”
29 17 Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band – Mercury
30 40 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
31 — Save A Prayer – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
32 23 Da Da Da – Trio – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
33 52 Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Starpoint – Casablanca 12”
34 28 Driving In My Car – Madness – Stiff 12”
35 58 Gloria – Laura Branigan – Atlantic 12”
36 — Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
37 29 My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners – Magnet
38 32 John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
39 33 Nobody’s Fool – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
40 24 Happy Hour – Deodato – Warner Bros 12”
41 41 Never Knew Love Like This Before – Patrick Boothe – Streetwave 12”
42 48 Tears And Rain / Hunger For Your Jungle Love – Rah Band – KR 12”
43 21 Let’s Funk Tonight – Blue Feather – Mercury 12”
44 44 I Really Don’t Need No Light – Jeffrey Osborne – A&M 12”
45 54 Give Me – I Level – Virgin 12”
46 31 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
47 — So Fine – Howard Johnson – Funk A&Merica 12”
48 51 Summer Lady – Narada Michael Walden – Atlantic 12”
49 35 Wham Rap! – Wham – Inner Vision 12”/promo remix
50 61 Feelin’ Fine – Sly Cabell – Virgin 12”
51 56 Love On A Summer Night – McCrarys – Capitol 12”
52 — Invitations – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
53 64 The Lover In You – Sugarhill Gang – Sugarhill 12”
54 — Windpower – Thomas Dolby – Venice In Pearl 12”
55 42 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
56 46 Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music – Sylvian & Sakamoto – Virgin
57 — Shout For Joy – Dunn & Bruce Street – Satril 12”
58 45 Asylums In Jerusalem – Scritti Politti – Rough Trade 12”
59 62 Planet Rock – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
60 39 Feel Me (US Mix) – Blancmange – London 12”
61 57 You’re My Number One – Average White Band – RCA 12”
62 — Electrophonic Phunk / That’s A Lady – Shock USA – Fantasy 12”
63 65 Loving As One – Trevor Walters – Magnet 12”
64 43 River – King Trigger – Chrysalis 12”
65 — If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Jean Carn – Motown 12” promo


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:

Dire Stralts 21-43-0f, ABC 59-119f, Shalamar 103f, Shakatak 121f, Rush 78-157f, Jennifer Holliday 0-30/60-0r, Gillan 0-121f, Natasha 198/99f, Nancy Nova 70/139f, Howard Johnson (evidently no commercial 7in) 0-113f, Steve Miller Band 145-143f, Irene Cara 34-0r, Billy Fury 131-132f, Aretha Franklin 119-120f.


GAY TOP 20

01 01 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
02 02 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”/promo mix
03 06 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
04 04 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
05 03 Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
06 09 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4 U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
07 05 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick 12”
08 07 Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight / Wake Dream – Lime – US Prism 12”/German Polydor LP
09 10 Gloria – Laura Branigan – US Atlantic 12”
10 — In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – US Prelude LP
11 — Don’t Go (Remixes) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
12 — Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
13 19 Stoned Love – Sweet Brandy – Canadian JC 12”
14 08 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
15 — Love Is Just A Game – Judy “B” – Canadian Formula 12”
16 — Chain Reaction – Romanelli – 21 Records 12”
17 — The Girls Are Back In Town / Starlight – Risque – US Importe/12 12”
18 — Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
19 20 Situation (Remix) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
20 — I Need Love – Capricorn – Italian Delirium 12”


DJ TOP TEN

RUSS WINSTANLEY was one of the original Northern Soul jocks and founded the famous Wigan Casino scene. He’s now restarted allnighters in Wigan, but this time at Tiffanys, the first of his regular monthly events having attracted nearly a thousand stompers and the latest night coming up this Friday (10) — or strictly speaking Saturday, as the ‘niter runs from 1am until 8am, Russ being joined by Brain Rae, Steve Whittle and more in this ‘Tribute To Nine Years of Wigan Allnighters’. This is his Wigan Top 10 of the past nine years.

1. TIME WILL PASS YOU BY – Tobi Legend
2. DO I LOVE YOU – Frank Wilson
3. IF THIS IS LOVE – Eddie Spencer
4. LONG AFTER TONIGHT IS ALL OVER – Jimmy Radcliffe
5. I’M ON MY WAY – Dean Parrish
6. PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND ME – Sherrys
7. I CAN’T HELP LOVING YOU – Paul Anka
8. I GO TO PIECES – Gerri Granger
9. WHAT – Judy Street
10. TURNING MY HEARTBEAT UP – MVP’s

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