September 18, 1982: Jay W. McGee, The Limit, Melba Moore, Gary’s Gang, Kool & The Gang

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

SHARON REDD’S ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ has rapidly been re-pressed on UK 12in with both the instrumental and vocal remix versions of ‘Beat The Street’ as 2-track flip — this’ll kill her album, but boy what a bargain! . . . The Quick’s ‘Touch’ will now indeed be on full length commercial 12in . . . Morgan Khan’s Streetwave label next week puts out a 6-track £2.99 33 1/3rpm LP-type 12in called ‘Streetnoise‘ containing Hi Voltage ‘Let’s Get Horny‘, Weeks & Co ‘Go With The Flow’ (vocal and instrumental), The LIVE Band ‘A Chance For Hope’, Carol Jiani ‘You’re Gonna Lose My Love’, NY Skyy ‘Let’s Celebrate (Remix)’ . . . Weeks & Co is currently on US Prelude 12in as well as Canadian Black Sun, this switch to a hip label doubtless causing its sales surge . . . Capital Radio’s Greg Edwards must take credit for reviving Hi Voltage’s fortunes . . . Elite has licensed from Inner City for 4-track £2.50 12in the jazzy Lee Ritenour ‘Sugarloaf Express‘, Kazumi Watanabe ‘Gentle Afternoon‘, Don Latarski ‘Jennifer Anne’s Samba‘ / ‘Beginning Song‘ (Elite 4 PLAY 101) . . . ‘D’ Train ‘Walk On By’ is now remixed with a longer instrumental start on 3-track US 12in (Prelude PRL D638) with the herky-jerky c.124bpm ”D’ Train (Dub)’ and ‘Tryin’ To Get Over’ . . . Imagination’s single is ‘In The Heat Of The Night‘, which could be a bad mistake — especially as radio loves ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul’ . . . Fat Larry’s Band ‘Zoom’ is now on LP-length 12in (WMOT VS 546-12) with 2-track flip of the Rick James-inflected 115-116-115-116-117-119bpm ‘Traffic Stoppers‘ and ‘Jamming’-quoting 117-118bpm ‘House Party‘ . . . Alton Edwards next week issues ‘Shining Light‘, a 126bpm bright squeaky pure pop skipper which soul fans will hate, recorded because according to his manager Margaret Hamilton (no relation, though I wouldn’t mind!) CBS confess they can’t market disco material . . . BADEM’s exhibition featured an impressively created disco environment in which to demonstrate a well co-ordinated but slightly too long lighting effects display, while out on the stands the stacks of boring old lightboxes looked decidedly outmoded by the far more sophisticated (if more expensive) developments that have taken place in disco hardware — although the most welcome sight was the Cambridge Pianola Company’s cassette operated automatic piano, an oasis of old world simplicity . . . Roger Squire’s had a suite of their own in which to show their many wares, and over the road in a pub there was a rival ‘Discoextra’ exhibition featuring Cliff Wilding’s Lampseed lighting products amongst others . . . Rob Harknett (Roydon) expressed before the event his hope that this year more DJs would stop and chat to each other instead of brushing by in a world of their own, and I certainly talked to quite a few, including at length Chris Cole of the West Surrey & Hants DJ Assn . . . Paul Anthony, who arrived by motorbike from Wolverhampton Eve’s, wonders what awful secret prevents Radio One’s Steve Wright from appearing at his or any other Wolverhampton club . . . Ilford Room At The Top’s John Osborne is, I now realize, a dead ringer for Haircut 100’s Nick Heyward — down girls! . . . Room At The Top celebrated its 12th birthday this Wednesday (15), incidentally . . . Larry Foster packs Gants Hill Villa every Friday and does Stratford Reflections on Wednesdays, amongst other gigs, but has stopped doing Romford Lamps on Tuesdays and Thursdays and thus would like other work those nights (on 01-519 7280) . . . Travis, one of the dancers, has a Sunday afternoon 3-6pm dance and exercise session at Gants Hill’s The Villa (Ilford), take £3 and your ‘Fame’ togs . . . Steve Goddard, who now does Romford Lamps on Fridays, seems like an amiable loony to judge from what he says about his Saturdays and Mondays in the guise of The Soul Messiah at Barking’s Chains, where “anybody genuine enough to convince me of a more ‘in the groove’ venue gets a free Curly-Wurly bar and a photo of my Aunt Hilda of East Grinstead — Curly-Wurleys away, with a hip-hop, chow chomp, you don’t stop chomping till it’s all gone!” . . . “Harry” or “Big H” as he’s variously known, only jocking a year despite advancing age, has the mouth and confidence of another Chris Hill (although not the music) and could be fun to catch at Bagshot Pantiles, Ascot Belvedere Arms, Southampton Barbarellas amongst other regular gigs . . . South Harrow’s Bogarts is bulging with happy funksters every Thursday thanks to Chris Paul, who jams along on sax over the records — he’s also at Southampton Barbarellas on Fri/Saturdays, where they can’t otherwise hear or buy import soul . . . Direct Drive were evidently unaware of the PA they were reported as ignoring, but by actually naming a group even if they were as in this case innocent I hope the message was rammed home that lack of appearance can be damaging to both the act and the club — however beware the old con where a promoter bills an act as appearing for a PA without first having actually booked the act, and then expecting the act to turn up so as not to disappoint the fans . . . John Grant, until recently one of the North-West’s most revered jocks, has moved his harbour mastering location from Newhaven to the far hipper Brighton, where the Vinyl Demand record shop had the good fortune to buy up his entire jazz-funk collection — they may even have some of it left, if Paul Clark hasn’t bought it all! . . . David ‘Rowdy’ Yeats is at liberty (with a small “l”), not Liberty the record company — ie: he needs a gig! . . . Soho’s Le Beat Route in an effort to cut costs have perhaps unwisely stopped using any DJs who actually charge proper money, hence, and it’s a wrench, my Tuesday ’60s soul night is no more — and I’d love another somewhere else! . . . Fatman Graham Canter hosted an early evening party last week for music biz liggers at London Piccadilly’s Xenon, which turned out to be nowhere near as big or flashy as I’d expected . . . Showstopper Promotions take over Luton’s Caesar’s Palace premises for another of their Pink Elephant Fun House venues, to open in December as a companion to the similarly revamped Southgate Royalty . . . Sandy Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms) was playing his Soul On Sound cassette’s preview mix so loudly in the car that he didn’t know he’d lost a hubcap until someone flagged him down a mile later! . . . Soul On Sound’s next preview mix, which took me 26 hours to create, flows as well as the last one with 28 record snippets blended into 22 mins 55 secs, but lacks a similar overall strength of material and has to hiccup slightly to accommodate Kenny G and Carl Carlton — however listen out for the Pressure Drop/Sharon Redd instrumental / “Q” and the Alfie Silas/Suzy “Q”/Nighthawk instrumental/Donald Byrd sequences, and then tell me which record is which ‘cos I’m still not sure myself! . . . Beats Per Minute fine tunings for some of last week’s Imports are Jamaica Girls 119-121-120-120½bpm, New Jersey Connection 116½-115-113-115-113-115-113bpm, West Street Mob 113-114-115-116-117-115-116bpm, Began Began 0-124-122-124-122-124-0bpm . . . American black music has always shifted in style and sound through the years — under the general euphemistic labels of “race music”, “sepia sounds”, “rhythm & blues”, “soul”, and now “black” or “urban contemporary” — and if what black American funk musicians are now getting into in a big way is electronics then I don’t see how we are in a position to pontificate and argue about the relevance to “soul” of this move: it’s on a par with gospel purists in the ’50s being upset about their favourite singers switching to the devilish blues — which brought about “soul” in the first place! . . . Robbie Vincent leads the field of those DJs now too hip to play Rockers Revenge — I hear he says it’s a “youth club record” . . . Rotherham Tiffanys’ Paul Barron hopefully has better luck with the horses than he has with the Gee Gee’s! . . . Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Oscars) can’t wait to see plugger Erskine Thompson’s new film, ‘E.T.’! . . . Mayfair’s Rockafella’s late nite eaterie (next to Samantha’s) currently has Maggie Thatcher’s Swiss holiday chef Jack Garlic cookin’ in the kitchen while waiting to start at a new restaurant being opened by Maggie’s hubby’s company . . . Yazoo on its US-pressed Sire 7in singles is now appearing as Yaz, a mistake (or intentional move?) which has been carried over into the Billboard charts — who took the “oo” out of Yazoo?! . . . I alone seem to have been right in my spelling of Jay W McGhee, where everyone else had him as JW . . . Orin Cozier’s “Ladies’ Man” influence seems to be spreading at Streetwave to Morgan Khan and now Patrick Boothe! . . . Adrian Martin (Denbigh Bamboo/Towyn Jollie Nights) is the North Wales DJ who started the local demand for Pete Brown’s ‘Can’t Be Love‘ 12in — he’s had offers of £25 and £30 for his copy . . . Van Martin revives Johnny Guitar Watson ‘I Need It‘ at Ernie ‘Whitehouse’ Priestman’s new Touchdown Tavern in Blackpool’s Talbot Road . . . Paul Major (East Anglia) revives Philadelphia International All-Stars ‘Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto‘ out of ‘The Message’ . . . Richard ‘Lofty’ Lofthouse (Chester-Le-Street Whispers) re-recommends Callers Records in Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Northumberland Street for good import prices to bona-fide DJs . . . Adrian Dunbar (Bournemouth Adams) is mixing Lime ‘Agent 406‘ with Sylvester/Cowley (incidentally UK 7in pressings of Sylvester are slower than the import 12in and I’ve not heard the UK 12in), Derek Pierce (Bath Moles) mixes Soul Sonic Force and Giorgio ‘The Chase‘, Ian Levine (London Heaven) mixes Carl Carlton and Carol Jiani ‘You’re Gonna Lose My Love‘ . . . JUMP JUMP JUMP TO IT . . . HEY . . . DO IT DO IT!


UK NEWIES

JAY W. McGEE: ‘When We Party’ (Ensign ENYT 231).
If at first this doesn’t hook you, hang on in there, as the surprisingly subtle GQ-ish jauntily pushing 120-121bpm 12in kicker builds through ultra catchy “uptown downtown” chants (now in fact tagged on in brackets after the title on UK labels) to truck through a buoyantly instrumental last half, the deep soul slow ‘I’ve Been Checking Out (Too)’ flip being a goodie (too).

THE LIMIT: ‘She’s So Divine’ (Arlola AROD 285).
Given such a low profile UK release by Ariola that I haven’t even had a copy or seen it advertised, this Dutch originated successor to Blue Feather is a superb resonantly loping easily soulful 116bpm 12in romp through the song previously done by Jan Akkerman but now remade by its original writers. Huge on import already, it evidently has a flip here called ‘Pop‘.

MELBA MOORE: ‘Love’s Comin’ At Ya’ (EMI America 12EA 146).
Prod/penned by Paul Lawrence Jones III to sound just like his ‘I Can’t Stand It’ on Evelyn King’s LP, this carefully controlled 114bpm 12in judder and thud-filled cool slinky smacker is also extremely like Howard Johnson — but then they’re all from the same production team.

SECOND IMAGE: ‘What’s Happening’ (Polydor POSPX 512).
Pete Wingfield-produced excellent little pent-up 101bpm 12in jiggler full of bright vocal subtlety, with an instrumental version on 2-track flip. As you see there’s no room for fuller UK Newies this week, so they’ll be elaborated on next issue.


IMPORTS

GARY’S GANG: ‘Knock Me Out’ (US Radar RDR-12000).
Back on their old ‘Keep On Dancin’ style and sounding so refreshing as a consequence right now, this Eric Matthew-produced cheerfully bubbling 121½-121bpm 12in romp (instrumental flip) is an immediate smash with huge crossover potential — and interestingly, GQ’s ‘Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)’ mixes out of it just as well as it used to out of their original hit.

KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Let’s Go Dancin’ (Ooh La, La, La)’ (LP ‘As One’ US De-Lite DSR 8505).
Although overall a slightly dull, disappointing set, this their next single here is a subdued reggae-ish 96½bpm slinky grind which of course now is perfect with Freddie McGregor’s ‘Reggae On It‘, the strongest cut actually being the lovely gentle 0-103bpm ‘Think It Over‘, while ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho‘ is a surprisingly low key 108-109bpm swayer, ‘Street Kids‘ a monotonous 118bpm jitterer and ‘Pretty Baby‘ a formularised 118-120bpm rerun of past hits.

GARY TOMS EMPIRE: ‘Sexy Lady’ (US Chaz Ro CHDS 2527).
Out a while and now going well, this remade oldie is a jittery flowing 117½-117-118-119bpm 12in chix-backed simple chant with spurting changes of direction into a tapping percussion break, bits of that “you can get it girl tonight is fine” — type phraseology and good jazz-funky solos (instrumental flip).

THE FANTASTIC ALEEMS: ‘Get Down Friday Night’ (US Nia N-007).
Clonking intro, funky “git down” preamble, then a useful acappella chant kicks off this remixed simple 113-113½-115-116-117bpm 12in flowing vocal jiggly flutter echo rhythm groove (there’s some confusion in the labelling — I reckon the obviously longer A-side’s the remix despite what they say), which gets quite het up in Stevie-ish style before the acappella end.

EXODUS: ‘Together Forever’ (US Charlotte Amalie VAL 033).
Percussion rattling 122-124-123½bpm 12in bounder builds infectiously with a jazz-funk feel through repetitive chants to an impact lessening main vocal before it all suddenly leaps into high gear to hit an incredible burst of scat and lots more rattling to end up acappella, the ‘Dub’ flip having a marathon acappella 123bpm first half.

ENCHANTMENT: ‘I Know Your Hot Spot’ (US Columbia 44-03081).
Jittery lurching lead in to good soulfully whinnying singing on a rather subtle 111bpm 12in jolter worth hearing by true soul fans, as is the sparser more melodic and even more wailing 110bpm ‘Only You‘ flip.


UK Disco Top 85 – September 18, 1982

01 02 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
02 01 Rockers Revenge – Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
03 03 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
04 04 Howard Johnson – So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Funk A&Merica 12”
05 05 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
06 09 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music – US West End 12”
07 10 Zapp – Dance Floor / More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros LP
08 06 I Level – Give Me / 3am – Virgin 12”
09 24 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up – Prelude 12”
10 07 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street – US Prelude 12”
11 12 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Inst) / (Vocal) – Ensign 12”
12 19 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
13 15 Jay W McGee – When We Party – Ensign 12”
14 20 Stanley Clarke – New York City – Epic LP
15 28 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
16 25 Leroy Hutson – She’s Got It / Nice And Easy – US Elektra 12”
17 14 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
18 08 Kool & The Gang – Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – De-Lite 12”
19 17 Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock / Instrumental – US Tommy Boy 12”
20 46 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Remixes) – US Prelude 12”
21 13 Marc Sadane – Exciting / One Minute From Love / Never Had A Love Like You / Forever / Baby Won’t Cha – US Warner Bros LP
22 11 BB&Q Band – Imagination – Capitol 12”
23 27 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
24 16 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
25 36 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – US Carnival 12”
26 29 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
27 35 The Limit – She’s So Divine – US Arista 12”
28 23 Starpoint – Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Casablanca 12”
29 21 Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady / Confidence – Atlantic 12”
30 39 Shakatak – Invitations – Polydor 12”
31 48 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”
32 NE Imagination – Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – R&B LP
33 34 Jennifer Holliday – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Geffen LP
34 18 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Stool Pigeon – Ze 12”
35 22 Wanda – I Must Be Dreamin’ – US Elektra 12”
36 40 Jean Carn – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Motown 12” promo
37 31 Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – ERC 12”
38 60 Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT 12”
39 45 Leroy Hutson – Paradise / Classy Lady / Nobody But You – US Elektra LP
40 26 Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine / Special Club Version – Virgin 12”
41 69 Evelyn King – I Can’t Stand It / Back To Love / Stop That – US RCA LP
42 42 Stephanie Mills – You Can’t Run From My Love – Casablanca 12”
43 57 Crown Heights Affair – Somebody Tell Me What To Do – De-Lite 12”
44 58 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
45 30 McCrarys – Love On A Summer Night – Capitol 12”
46 37 Patrick Boothe – Never Knew Love Like This Before – Streetwave 12”
47 41 Shock USA – Electrophonic Phunk / That’s A Lady – Fantasy 12”
48 56 Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – Do Ya Wanna Funk – London 12”
49 51 Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine (Remix) – US Epic 12”
50 NE Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – US Radar 12”
51 47 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
52 44 Zapp – A Touch Of Jazz / Do You Really Want An Answer? / Playin’ Kinda Ruff – Warner Bros LP
53 NE Gary Toms Empire – Sexy Lady – US Chaz Ro 12”
54 38 Fatback – She’s My Shining Star – Polydor 12”
55 52 Jeffrey Osborne – I Really Don’t Need No Light – A&M 12”
56 NE Freda Payne – In Motion – US Sutra 12”
57 61 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” / Instrumental – US Philly World 12”
58 82 Nighthawk – Eye Of The Tiger (Inst) / (Vocal) – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
59 84 Richard Jon Smith – Don’t Go Walkin’ Out That Door / Keep On Walkin’ Out That Door – Jive 12”
60 53 Midnight Star – Hot Spot – US Solar 12”
61 50 Deodato – Happy Hour / Sweet Magic / Night Cruiser – Warner Bros 12”
62 NE The Quick – Touch – Epic 12” promo
63 75 Donald Byrd & 125th Street NYC – Sexy Dancer – US Elektra 12”
64 49 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me – US SAM 12”
65 43 Bobby “O” – Still Hott 4 U / I’m So Hot 4 U – US “O” 12”
66 76 Various – KISS FM Mastermixes – Prelude LP
67 NE Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain / Be With Me – US Columbia LP
68 33 Dunn & Bruce Street – Shout For Joy – Satril 12”
69 63 Sweet Pea Atkinson – Dance Or Die / Don’t Walk Away – Ze 12”
70 NE Warriors – Destination – Ensign LP
71 79 L.J. Reynolds – Special Effects / Key To The World – Capitol 12”
72 67 Glass – Let Me Feel Your Heartbeat – US West End 12”
73 NE Sharon Brown – Love Don’t Hurt People / Unexpected – Virgin 12”
74 66 Amuzement Park – Groove Your Blues Away – Satril 12”
75 59 Tyzik – Sweet Nothings – US Capitol LP
76 NE Rah Band – Tears And Rain / Hunger For Your Jungle Love / Party Games – KR 12”
77 62 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
78 NE Archie Bell – Touchin’ You – Canadian WMOT 12”
79 NE Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy / No Fish Today – Ze LP
80 55 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny – US One Way 12”
81 NE Stacy Lattisaw – Attack Of The Name Game / Sneakin’ Out / I’m Down For You / Don’t Throw It All Away – US Cotillion LP
82 NE Pressure Drop – Rock The House (You’ll Never Be) – US Tommy Boy 12”
83 71 Jamaica Girls – Rock The Beat – US Becket 12”
84 NE Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out – US Konglather 12”
85 NE Jonzun Crew – Pack Jam / Instrumental – US Tommy Boy 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Laurice Hudson: ‘Feel My Love’ (US Snowflake 12in)
Explainer: ‘Lorraine’ (Sun Burst 12in)
Goodie: ‘Do Something’ / ‘You And I’ (US Total Experience LP)
Atlantic Starr: ‘Love Me Down’ (Funk A&Merica 12in)
Suzy “Q”: ‘Come Let’s Have A Party’ (Canadian JC 12in)
Smokey Robinson: ‘Cruisin’ (Motown 12in)
The Hudsons: ‘Show Me You Care’ (Streetwave 12in)
Kenny G: ‘The Shuffle’ (US Arista LP)
Level 42: ‘Weave Your Spell’ (Polydor 12in)
Isley Brothers: ‘It’s Alright With Me’ / ‘The Real Deal’ (Epic LP)
Kool & The Gang: ‘Let’s Go Dancin’ (US De-Lite LP)
Kadenza: ‘Let’s Stay Together’ (PRT 12in)
Magical Lady: ‘Sexy Body’ (Funk A&Merica 12in)
Carl Carlton: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (US RCA 12in)
The Bang Gang: ‘Fill Me Up (Instrumental)’ (US Sugarscoop 12in)
Jeffrey Osborne: ‘Eenie Meenie’ (Funk A&Merica 12in)
Cheri: ‘Starstruck’ (21 Records 12in)
Columbus Circle: ‘If You Read My Mind’ (US Elektra 12in)
Brick: ‘Free Dancer’ (US Bang 12in)
Fantastic Aleems: ‘Get Down Friday Night’ (US Nia 12in)
Deodato: ‘Keep On Movin’ / ‘Whistle Bump’ (Warner Bros 12in)
Klein & MBO: ‘Dirty Talk’ (US 25 West 12in)
Klique: ‘I Can’t Shake This Feeling’ (MCA 12in)
BB&Q Band: ‘Hard To Get Around’ / ‘(I Could Never Say) It’s Over’ / ‘All Night Long’ (Capitol LP)
Casiopea: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ (Alfa 12in promo)


Nightclub Chart:

01 07 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
02 05 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
03 01 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
04 03 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
05 04 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
06 02 Big Fun / Get Down On It (Remix) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
07 06 Don’t Go (Remixes) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
08 09 What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
09 11 I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo – Radialchoice 12”
10 13 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
11 21 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
12 22 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
13 08 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
14 18 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
15 24 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
16 39 Nobody’s Fool – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
17 14 Inside Out – Odyssey – RCA 12”
18 10 Shy Boy – Bananarama – London 12”
19 38 John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
20 12 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
21 31 Save A Prayer – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
22 20 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
23 30 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
24 19 Too Late – Junior – Mercury 12”
25 15 Night Train (Dance Mix) – Visage – Polydor 12”
26 — There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
27 46 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
28 16 The Clapping Song – Belle Stars – Stiff
29 42 Tears And Rain / Hunger For Your Jungle Love – Rah Band – KR 12”
30 25 18 Carat Love Affair – Associates – Associates 12”
31 28 Let It Whip – Dazz Band – Motown 12”
32 26 Sooner Or Later – Larry Graham – Warner Bros 12”
33 — Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
34 59 Planet Rock / Instrumental – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
35 43 Let’s Funk Tonight – Blue Feather – Mercury 12”
36 54 Windpower – Thomas Dolby – Venice In Pearl 12”
37 51 Summer Lady – Narada Michael Walden – Atlantic 12”
38 17 Music And Lights – Imagination – R&B 12”
39 64 River – King Trigger – Chrysalis 12”
40 52 Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Starpoint – Casablanca 12”
41 27 It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate – Rak
42 49 Wham Rap! – Wham – Inner Vision 12”/promo remix
43 47 So Fine – Howard Johnson – Funk A&Merica 12”
44 — Annie I’m Not Your Daddy / No Fish Today / I’m Corrupt – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze LP
45 35 Gloria – Laura Branigan – Atlantic 12”
46 — Leave In Silence – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
47 — All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
48 — Head Over Heels – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
49 55 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
50 36 Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
51 45 Give Me – I Level – Virgin 12”
52 37 My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners – Magnet
53 23 Summertime – Fun Boy Three – Chrysalis 12”
54 56 Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music – Sylvian & Sakamoto – Virgin
55 — What – Judy Street – Soul Stop
56 — Today – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
57 — Hot In The City – Billy Idol – Chrysalis 12”
58 — Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue – Fashion – Arista 12”
59 32 Da Da Da – Trio – Mobile Suit Corporation 12”
60 — Imagination – BB&Q Band – Capitol 12”
61 50 Feelin’ Fine – Sly Cabell – Virgin 12”
62 51 Love On A Summer Night – McCrarys – Capitol 12”
63 60 Feel Me (US Mix) – Blancmange – London 12”
64 — Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – Valentine Brothers – US Bridge 12”
65 53 The Lover In You – Sugarhill Gang – Sugarhill 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:

Mari Wilson 132c, Odyssey 125-126-125-127f, Tygers Of Pan Tang 131f, Diamond Head 109-110f, Billy Idol 111-112f, Michael Schenker Group 62-126-127-0f, Sylvester/Patrick Cowley 128f, Journey 30-121-30-121-0-30-121f, Dennis Brown (0-)75-76-77f, Sugarhill Gang 107f.


DJ TOP TEN

BOB JONES, legendary jazz rock jock now hiding under a new hairdo, has residencies at Chelmsford’s The Countryman and Oddfellow’s Arms and can also be caught at Jacksons in Staines this Friday (17) or at Zero 6 on Southend next Friday (24). One of the “Funk Mafia” trusted stand-ins, it’s often Bob who fills in for holidaying jocks, and he’ll be an integral part of the team at next month’s tenth Caister jazz-funk weekender (a four-nighter this time). Anyway, all of which is to say that our Bob knows his onions, and currently his strictly jazz chart looks like this:

1 FRIDAY NIGHT FUNK FOR SATURDAY NIGHT BROTHERS – Rusty Bryant – US Prestige LP
2 MAMBO KOYAMA – Art Pepper – US Galaxy LP
3 COLOURS OF EXCITEMENT – Rimona Francis – German MPS LP
4 IF YOU ONLY KNEW – John Stubblefield – US Storyville LP
5 VERA CRUZ – Helen Merrill – US Inner City LP
6 LOLITO’S THEME – Bernie Senensky – Canadian PM LP
7 TIT FOR TAT – Native Sun – Japanese JVC LP
8 VOODOO LADY – George Cables – US Contemporary LP
9 MARIEL/MOMENT’S NOTICE – Paquito – US Columbia LP
10 AH RIO – Ron Carter – US Milestone LP

One thought on “September 18, 1982: Jay W. McGee, The Limit, Melba Moore, Gary’s Gang, Kool & The Gang”

  1. This week’s column mentions Robbie Vincent criticising Rockers Revenge and the new electro sounds – Chris Hill is synonymous with this attitude to these tunes but Robbie was another funk mafia member who thought that way too.
    Another Di/producer from the future making his bow this week in the shape of Chris Paul – he had some club hits later in the 80s with cover versions of Expansions and Turn the Music up. But he became better known in the hardcore era of the early 90s with big crossover rave hits as Isotonik and his legendary Orange nights in London.

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