October 2, 1982: Kool & The Gang, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan, Rockers Revenge, Gwen Guthrie

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

MUSICAL YOUTH, as my review would have revealed, have a great promotional video available to clubs for a quid from MCA, the young Brummies coming across like a juvenile Jacksons . . . Grace Jones’s new ‘Nipple To The Bottle’ US single will be the B-side here to ‘Apple Stretching’, due imminently . . . Island’s Lloyd Burrell is hoping to build an exclusive DJ mailing list — only people who can realistically break new product, no time wasters, “big names” welcome — so write to convince him at Island Records, 22 St Peters Square, London W6 . . . Liberal leader David Steele’s rapping ‘I Feel Liberal — Alright!‘ really is out on record — but what label, who’s doing disc promotion, and will there be an Arthur Baker “fierce” remix ?! . . . Peech Boys rather belatedly will be out here in a fortnight on IDS, via RCA . . . Morgan Khan has replaced the NY Skyy track with the Salsoul Orchestra/Loleatta Holloway ‘Seconds’ remix on Melba Moore’s UK 12in, as well as the instrumental version, has on 2-track flip for some reason the rather short and dated 113½bpm ‘Let’s Go Back To Lovin’ from last year . . . Luther Vandross’s new US Epic 7in, an oddly disjointed old fashioned nice medley of ‘Bad Boy/Having A Party‘ (Sam Cooke’s song), may not be so danceable by today’s standards but sounds very much as if it was recorded at the ‘Jump To It’ session . . . Martin Collins has me as his guest playing some choice soul oldies this Sunday (3) during the second hour of his 3-6pm ‘Soul Seekin’ show on Chiltern Radio (792m MW), which can be picked up certainly in North London . . . Dick Sheppard, expatriate Brit now playing “new wave dance” records as the prime time “morning drive” jock on Los Angeles’s number one rated radio station KROQ, has had the sad task of returning to Torquay for the funeral of his dad, Reg — my oldest reader, according to Dick, he used to send out these disco pages complete with his own comments to LA every week . . . Dick also reports that LA has finally gone “new wave dance” crazy, the Whisky on Sunset Strip for instance scrapping its famed live music sessions to become a records-only new wave disco, while its new wave dance policy is what put KROQ at number one — let’s hope the Yanks don’t go into over-kill like they did with “disco” . . . London’s Capital Radio has made getting up (or going to bed if you’re like me!) a pleasure all through the week again, Graham Dene returning to the weekday breakfast show and Peter Young taking over at weekends — see, the good guys do sometimes win! . . . The Limit ‘She’s So Divine’ won Capital’s People’s Choice vote last week . . . Sunday night’s ‘Roseland’ movie on TV featured Cheryl Lynn’s ‘Super Cool’ during a hustle sequence — penned by Elton John/Bernie Taupin, it was produced by none other than Greg Edwards (OUR Greg Edwards?)! . . . Ian Levine (Charing Cross Heaven), currently raving about the Weather Girls ‘It’s Raining Men’ (US Columbia 12in) — they’re the Two Tons Of Fun by another name — and Melissa Manchester ‘You Should Hear How She Talks About You‘ (US Arista 12in), has done a two-part history of gay disco music in this and the next issue of ‘Him’ magazine . . . Cori Josias, recently seen on TV, turns out to be one of Rusty Egan’s proteges, her ‘Taking It Straight‘ presumably being destined for release soon . . . Evelyn King rapidly replaced Rockers Revenge at the top of the US Dance/Disco chart . . . Thames Valley Disc Jockeys Association will be celebrating its fifth anniversary next January with “the biggest promotion night ever attempted by a DJ Assn” . . . Theo Loyla’s lady Joy Barling once again painted Level 42’s LP sleeve . . . Erskine G, gigging at Southall’s White Hart with an electrophonic phunk bias, is seeking further work (01-571 4528 evenings) and invites club managers to give him a club full of receptive young people and he’ll prove he’s good — trouble is, if it’s already full, why would it need him?! . . . Steve Goddard, the Curly Wurly chewing ‘Soul Messiah’, could do with more gigs no matter how modest around the London area on 01-500 2749 . . . Watford’s New Penny is now looking for DJs who play a wide range of music and can work big screen video equipment — call Mr Harris on Watford 22003 Thurs-Sunday evenings . . . Phil Richards now does Luton Sands . . . Eddy Grant’s original ‘Walking On Sunshine’ / ‘Sunshine Jam’ (Ice 12in) is still at the usual £1.99 from Adrian’s in Wickford High Street . . . Nigel Halkes (Portishead) reports from a Greek holiday that Athens is flooded with cheap bootlegs (incidentally Nigel, your unidentified track is Pino D’Angio ‘Ma Quale Idea‘), and has sent me a tape from New York’s WBLS of Grover Washington Jr endorsing Kentucky Fried Chicken! . . . the Isley Brothers look shagged out and wrecked on their current LP sleeve, but then none of us are getting any younger . . . Chris Hill reckons the Beverly Glen Music label should now add Tyrone Davis or someone of similarly soulful stature to their artist roster, which so far comprises Bobby Womack and Johnnie Taylor . . . who the hell is Tiny K? . . . Greg Wilson, Wigan-based mixing star, says the funk scene up North is healthier than for ages with packed alldayers and booming import sales in Manchester/Liverpool specialist shops, even futuristic gigs featuring a fair amount of funk in return for the electrophonic phunk that’s been adding colour to soul playlists . . . Micky Holloway (Bermondsey Bensons) is pleased that the Phase One Roadshow adapted their mixer’s cueing controls (which gave me such difficulty in Margate) at his suggestion so that now he can do running mixes with no problems . . . Mark Summers (Hackney Marshes Flappers), who’ll pay for copies of our old disco charts up to 1978, raves that Shalamar ‘There It Is’ synchs sensationally at the break with “D” Train ‘Trying To Get Over’ instrumental remix . . . Neil Fincham (Edinburgh Mad Hatters Speakeasy) makes the valid point that women especially like dancing to the obvious hits and oldies so that if you kick off with these you can get the evening going early, and then when asked for something in that category once you’ve swung into “up front” gear you can also make the excuse that you played it earlier . . . LET’S DANCE!


UK NEWIES

KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Ooh, La, La, La (Let’s Go Dancin’)’ (De-Lite DEX 9).
Switching around the brackets in its title here, this subdued in tempo though jolly in atmosphere reggae-inspired 96½bpm 12in jitterer is already getting rave reaction from fun loving black dancers and will obviously be yet another pop smash — and again it’s worth mentioning how good it is with Freddie McGregor’s ‘Reggae On It‘ (Intense 12in), a reggae version of their ‘Get Down On It’ at a similar speed.

KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS: ‘Annie, ‘I’m Not Your Daddy’ (Ze 12WIP 6801).
Another ultra jiggly goodtime sleazy (and now remixed) 110bpm 12in mixture of Latin-ish exotic textures trucks and sashays along with fruity trombone poking through the polyrhythms.

RUDDY THOMAS & SUSAN CADOGAN: ‘Make Me Feel Good’ (Hawkeye HD 44, via 01-961 0866).
Sizzling hot superbly beautiful gently reggaefied 85-86bpm 12in lovers rock duet by the two stars of the familiar Gamble & Huff-penned “touch me” slowie — who did it, was it Teddy & Stephanie? — screaming out for regular radio play and pop hit status.

SECOND IMAGE: ‘What’s Happening’ (Polydor POSPX 512).
This Pete Wingfield produced pent up scatting and harmonising 101bpm jiggly roller has an excellent vocal sound and was rather rushed over on original review, the 3 track 12in flip featuring a pleasantly swaying instrumental version plus the percussively rattling and eventually lightly scatting 119½-119-120-119bpm ‘Fly Away‘ semi-instrumental.

DEODATO: ‘Keep On Movin’ (Warner Bros K 17996T).
Insistently jittering mid-tempo 108bpm 12in jogging smooth pusher with soulful chix amidst the ‘Whistle Bump’-ish brassy dense texture — and as great value flip there is the long sought previously promo-only original classic 115(start)-118-119bpm remix of the frantically jittering jazzy instrumental ‘Whistle Bump‘ itself!

PIECES OF A DREAM: ‘Mt. Airy Groove’ (Elektra K 13201T).
An extremely useful and subtle little mixer, this Grover Washington Jr-produced lovely simple 107bpm instrumental tapper smacks along through catchy chimes, stylus squiggling noises and other clearly defined sequences, now remixed on 3-track 12in with last year’s atmospheric Randy Crawford-like 100bpm ‘Warm Weather‘, (now similar to ‘Why I Came To California’), and the quietly jaunty old style slow starting ‘Don’t Be Sad‘ acoustic jazz piano swinger.

LEVEL 42: ‘The Chinese Way’ (LP ‘The Pursuit Of Accidents’ Polydor POLD 5067).
Mike Vernon-produced very listenable if not vitally danceable though accomplished set contains their current and last singles, this almost ABC-ish 120-119-120-119bpm burbling strutter having good words, the title track being a marathon instrumental 113-114-117-118-119-121-0bpm busy bass patterer with synth and piano colouring, ‘Shapeshifter‘ an attractive but slow starting and finishing quiet 135-134-135bpm instrumental doodle, ‘Last Chance‘ a staccato 118-121-120-119-123-122-121-119bpm jitterer, ‘You Can’t Blame Louis‘ a plodding 106-105-104-105bpm patterer, while the slow then fast ‘Eyes Waterfalling (The Prodigy)‘ goes all over the place and frankly I can’t be bothered trying to keep up with much vaunted Mark King’s inconsistent bass tempos any longer.

MARC SADANE: ‘One Minute From Love’ (Warner Bros K 17961T).
Classy if somewhat specialist 121bpm “modern soul” canterer with little to hook the general public, on 3-track 12in with the more direct (and thus far hotter) chix-backed jolting jittery pent-up wailing 111bpm ‘Exciting‘ funk lurcher, and the muzzily jogging inconclusive 114bpm ‘Never Had A Love Like You‘.

ORCHESTRE JAZIRA: ‘Love’ (Earth Works DIG 1, via 01-969 5145).
Vocally preambled but then largely instrumental 0-130-132-0bpm 12in happy Afro leaper recorded in London by a racially mixed group, the white brass work being slightly 2-Tone although the whole thing’s good and jolly.

STACY LATTISAW: ‘Sneakin’ Out’ (Atlantic K 11770T).
Screen door slamming SFX-introed noisy monotonous boring 121½-121-121½bpm fast smacker on Narada Michael Walden-produced 3 track 12in, flipped by the pleasantly jogging 99bpm ‘Guys Like You (Give Love A Bad Name)‘ and, for some reason, her old hit 120(intro)-118-119bpm ‘Jump To The Beat’.


IMPORTS

ROCKERS REVENGE featuring DONNIE CALVIN: ‘Dubbing In Sunshine’ (US Streetwise SWRL 2204).
And the beat goes on . . . Arthur Baker has now taken the main rattling and bumbling 115bpm background beat from ‘Walking On Sunshine’ to produce a less distinctive, gimmicky synth lacking, but very useful instrumental dub, in actual fact 12in flip to a slightly disappointing but more immediately recognisable ‘Sunshine, Partytime (Rap)‘ version. Both sides will help prolong the hit’s existence.

GWEN GUTHRIE: ‘It Should Have Been You’ (US Island DM 4833).
Re-remixed with many alterations by New York’s brilliant Larry Levan, this disco hit from the early summer is now in its definitive version on 116½(start)-117-118-119-120-119bpm 12in as it smacks and jitters its very different way up to a stunning new synth climax — however, it could be argued that Gwen’s own vocal contribution has been sacrificed in the process.

GREG HENDERSON: ‘Dreamin’ (US Rain Records A250).
Jazz-funkily jiggling all on one level, this flowing 116bpm 12in shuffler has chix cooing through the busy percussion tapped brassy synth chords, and building back out of an ‘Expansions’-ish break, the instrumental flip possibly having “purer” appeal.

THE S.O.S. BAND: ‘High Hopes’ (US Tabu 4Z9 03249).
Rather nice unusual weaving slow 107bpm 12in swayer with dominant rhythm twacking-away over soulfully harmonising fellas in somewhat Leon Ware/Jeffrey Osborne/Fatback-ish style, the chunkily lurching 111 bpm ‘Good & Plenty‘ flip being more pedestrian.

CAROL WILLIAMS: ‘Can’t Get Away (From Your Love)’ (US Vanguard SPV 58).
Darryl Payne dips deep into the Evelyn King/Sharon Redd grab-bag of tricks to produce this chunkily jolting 116½-115½-115-115½bpm 12in roller, which quite effectively comes to a complete full stop before building back with synth — but it would be even better with more imaginative and less repetitive lyrics (there’s a starker instrumental flip).

BILLY PRESTON: ‘Don’t Try To Fight It’ (LP ‘Pressin’ On’ US Motown 6020ML).
Although the rest ain’t so hot to trot, try this good brassily rolling slightly Benson-esque 108-107-109(break)-107bpm jittery jolter, which I have a funny feeling could go well.

ANTONY ANTONIOU: ‘Lifeline’ (Elite DAZZ 15).
The sometime Atmosfear vocalist smokily croons a pleasant if unexceptional slow 80bpm 12in jazz-funk swayer, but the more instrumental B-side ‘Vibeline’ version is perked up a lot by the addition of Frank Ricotti’s tinkling vibes. Antoniou appears this Sunday at an alldayer in Blagdon (north of Cheddar in the Mendip Hills).

THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA featuring LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY: ‘Seconds’ (US Salsoul SG 376).
Loleatta wails and hollers on this Shep Pettibone mixed 110bpm 12in treatment of the Sam Dees co-penned song but can’t compete with the far better beefier but totally ignored recent duet of it by Jackie Moore & Wilson Pickett (Catawba CA 1000). Shep’s typically strung-out acappella started 109-112bpm B-side remix being particularly irrelevant.

HURT ‘EM BAD & THE S.C. BAND: ‘Monday Night Football’ (US Profile PRO 7011).
Copping a groove note for note from Zapp (but irritatingly at a much faster tempo), this 117(intro)-119-120-121-122-123bpm 12in cleverly relentless rapper would have been even better if it weren’t all about American football, the (123bpm introed) instrumental flip being less interesting though totally Zapp.

DON BLACKMAN: LP ‘Don Blackman’ (US Arista/GRP GRP 5509).
Beefy looking Mr Blackman plays keyboards and grunts along with scatting chix in a heavily textured Tom Browne style of slightly jazzy funk, angry jolters with little to choose between them being the 109-112bpm ‘Deaf Hook-Up Connection’, 106-112-106-112-107-0bpm ‘Yabba Dabba Doo‘, 109-110bpm ‘You Ain’t Hip‘, lighter 111-112bpm ‘Never Miss A Thing‘, quite pleasant 101/50½bpm ‘Heart’s Desire‘ and fast jittery 123-121bpm ‘Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide‘. Stronger songs would help as his sound is OK.

THE BANG GANG: ‘Fill Me Up’ (US Sugarscoop SS-422).
Chaps chanted rolling resonant bass synth driven brassy 113½bpm snicker on 3-track 12in, probably most useful for mixers who prefer the instrumental version.

TILT: ‘Arcade Funk’ (US D.E.T.T. Records TD001).
The ultimate (or nadir?) in “video game” electronics rattles and taps monotonously along with gimmicky robot voices on 12in in two different versions at two tempos, side A at 118bpm and B at 111bpm.

FIRST LOVE: ‘Party Lights’ (US CIM 4Z9 03195).
Wheezling synth bumped chix chanted steady 111-110bpm 12in jolter sounds as if it should be good but never really breaks sweat, the ‘Don’t Be Afraid‘ appealingly cooed soulful 0-69bpm B-side smoocher being a better bet.

TANYA LOVE: ‘Change’ (US Reelin & Rockin Records R&R 1047L).
Jerky 120(very start)-118(intro)-119-118-119bpm 12in chunderer takes a while to get going but is too convoluted for its own good, which is a shame as Tanya sounds like she could stretch out on a proper song.

ZALMAC (featuring ZULEMA): ‘What’s In It For Me’ (US TSOB TS-2013).
Rather rambling 116 (intro)-119-120-119-118(break)-119bpm 12in meanderer slings together several ingredients including some soulful chix but could hardly be called a song, even in the 2-track flip’s short version.

BRICK: ‘Free Dancer’ (US Bang 4Z9 03158).
Jittery c.119bpm 12in half stepper with popping bass, choppy chants, brassy bits and nice scatting jazzy flute, but somehow it’s not that special.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – OCTOBER 2, 1982

01 01 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
02 04 Sharon Redd – Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Instrumental) / (Remix) – Prelude 12”
03 02 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine / Rockin’ On Sunshine / Acappella Sunshine – London 12”
04 03 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
05 07 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Inst) / (Vocal) – Ensign 12”
06 06 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
07 11 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix – KR 12”
08 08 Jay W McGee – When We Party – Ensign 12”
09 05 Howard Johnson – So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Funk A&Merica 12”
10 15 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – US Carnival 12”
11 09 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
12 21 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
13 14 The Limit – She’s So Divine – US Arista 12”
14 13 Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT 12”
15 10 I Level – Give Me / 3am – Virgin 12”
16 12 Zapp – Dance Floor – Warner Bros LP
17 19 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
18 17 Stanley Clarke – New York City / Straight To The Top – Epic LP
19 24 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – US Radar 12”
20 22 Imagination – Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – R&B LP
21 53 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”
22 18 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
23 23 Shakatak – Invitations – Polydor 12”
24 16 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
25 25 Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock / Instrumental – 21 Records 12”
26 30 Evelyn King – I Can’t Stand It / Back To Love / Stop That / Get Up Off Your Love – US RCA LP
27 41 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me) – US SAM 12”
28 20 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
29 33 Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie – MCA 12”
30 36 Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine (Remix) – US Epic 12”
31 26 Starpoint – Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Casablanca 12”
32 54 Warriors – Destination / Hot Apple – Ensign LP
33 37 Leroy Hutson – Paradise / Classy Lady / Nice And Easy – US Elektra LP
34 44 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
35 29 BB&Q Band – Imagination – Capitol 12”
36 76 Second Image – What’s Happening – Polydor 12”
37 38 Richard Jon Smith – Don’t Go Walkin’ Out That Door – Jive 12”
38 65 Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out – US Konglather 12”
39 27 Kool & The Gang – Big Fun (Remix) – De-Lite 12”
40 56 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
41 66 Archie Bell – Touchin’ You – Canadian WMOT 12”
42 55 Freda Payne – In Motion – US Sutra 12”
43 62 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy (Remix) – Ze 12”
44 51 The Quick – Touch – Epic 12” promo remix
45 32 Jean Carn – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Motown 12” promo
46 39 Gary Toms Empire – Sexy Lady – US Chaz Ro 12”
47 47 Jennifer Holliday – And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Geffen/LP
48 35 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain / Be With Me – US Columbia LP
49 45 Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – Do Ya Wanna Funk – London 12”
50 52 Rick James – Hard To Get / Give It To Me Baby (Instrumental) – Motown 12”
51 82 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental – US Prelude 12”
52 72 Donald Byrd & 125th Street NYC – Sexy Dancer – US Elektra 12”
53 59 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” / Instrumental – US Philly World 12”
54 28 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street – US Prelude LP
55 58 Nighthawk – Eye Of The Tiger – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
56 34 Narada Michael Walden – Summer Lady – Atlantic 12”
57 80 The Hudsons – Show Me You Care – Streetwave 12”
58 43 Crown Heights Affair – Somebody Tell Me What To Do – De-Lite 12”
59 50 Jeffrey Osborne – Eenie Meenie – Funk A&Merica 12”
60 85 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny / Somewhere Beyond – US One Way 12”
61 46 Boys Town Gang – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – ERC 12”
62 31 Marc Sadane – Exciting / One Minute From Love / Never Had A Love Like You – Warner Bros 12”
63 61 Dennis Brown – Halfway Up Halfway Down – A&M 12”
64 71 Amuzement Park – Groove Your Blues Away – Satril 12”
65 75 Kool & The Gang – Let’s Go Dancin’ (Ooh La La La) / Think It Over – US De-Lite LP
66 NE Rockers Revenge – Dubbing In Sunshine / Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Acappella Sunshine – London 12”
67 42 Sly Cabell – Feelin’ Fine – Virgin 12”
68 64 Zapp – A Touch Of Jazz / Do You Really Want An Answer? – Warner Bros LP
69 NE Carl Anderson – Buttercup – US Epic LP
70 48 Wanda – I Must Be Dreamin’ – US Elektra 12”
71 84 Pressure Drop – Rock The House (You’ll Never Be) – US Tommy Boy 12”
72 69 Sweet Pea Atkinson – Dance Or Die / Don’t Walk Away – Ze 12”
73 79 Columbus Circle – If You Read My Mind / Instrumental – US Elektra 12”
74 NE Goodie – You And I / Do Something / Does Anybody Know Where The Party Is – US Total Experience LP
75 74 Valentine Bros – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – US Bridge 12”
76 NE Isley Brothers – It’s Alright With Me / The Real Deal – Epic LP
77 77 Explainer – Lorraine – Sun Burst 12”
78 63 Level 42 – Weave Your Spell (Remix) / Love Games (Live) – Polydor 12”
79 NE Klein & MBO – Dirty Talk (USA Connection) / (Inst) – US 25 West 12”
80 NE Junior – I Can’t Help It / Let Me Know – Mercury 12”
81 RE Tyzik – Sweet Nothings Love Ya – US Capitol LP
82 NE Fantastic Aleems – Get Down Friday Night – US Nia 12”
83 NE Suzy “Q” – Come Let’s Have A Party – Canadian JC 12”
84 NE Deodato – Keep On Movin’ / Whistle Bump – Warner Bros 12”
85 NE Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Mandrill: ‘Put Your Money Where The Funk Is’ (US Montage 12in)
Stacy Lattisaw: ‘Attack Of The Name Game’ / ‘Don’t Throw It All Away’ (US Cotillion LP)
Freddie James: ‘Don’t Turn Your Back On Love’ (Arista 12in)
Kadenza: ‘Let’s Stay Together’ (PRT 12in)
Gwen Guthrie: ‘It Should Have Been You (Remix)’ (US Island 12in)
Magic Lady: ‘Sexy Body’ (Funk A&Merica 12in)
Exodus: ‘Together Forever’ (US Charlotte Amalie 12in)
Curtis Mayfield: ‘Hey Baby (Give It All To Me)’ (US Boardwalk LP)
Greg Henderson: ‘Dreamin’ (US Rain 12in)
Pieces Of A Dream: ‘Mt. Airy Groove (Remix)’ / ‘Warm Weather’ (Elektra 12in)
Loose End: ‘We’ve Arrived’ (Virgin 12in)
Yazoo: ‘Situation’ (Remix) / (Dub) (US Sire 12in)
Alfie Silas: ‘A Puppet To You’ (US RCA 12in)
Carl Carlton: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (US RCA 12in)
Kenny G: ‘The Shuffle’ / ‘Stop And Go’ (US Arista LP)
Extra T’s: ‘E.T. Boogie’ (US Sunnyview 12in)
Kurtis Blow: ‘Tough’ / Instrumental (US Mercury 12in)
Gap Band: ‘You Dropped A Bomb On Me’ (Mercury 12in)
Gang’s Back: ‘Love’ (US Handshake LP)
Joel Peskin: ‘Love-gram’ (US Destiny 12in)
Carol Williams: ‘Can’t Get Away (From Your Love)’ (US Vanguard 12in)
Paquito D’Riviera: ‘Mariel’ (US Columbia LP)
Pee Wee: ‘Be My Girl’ (US Streetwise 12in)
Bobby Nunn: ‘She’s Just A Groupie’ (US Motown LP)
Stan Getz: ‘Little Lady’ (CBS LP).


NIGHTCLUB CHART:

01 02 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
02 01 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
03 09 Big Fun – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
04 03 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
05 04 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
06 08 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
07 07 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
08 13 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
09 05 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
10 10 Don’t Go (Remixes) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
11 11 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
12 06 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
13 12 What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
14 16 I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo – Radialchoice 12”
15 14 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
16 34 So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Howard Johnson – Funk A&Merica 12”
17 21 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
18 15 Save A Prayer – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
19 19 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
20 17 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
21 39 Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
22 22 Shy Boy – Bananarama – London 12”
23 18 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
24 20 Planet Rock – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
25 28 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
26 25 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
27 37 Don’t Stop My Love – Passion – Prelude 12”
28 30 Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
29 31 Invitations – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
30 56 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
31 24 Nobody’s Fool – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
32 23 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
33 27 John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
34 29 Windpower – Thomas Dolby – Venice In Pearl 12”
35 26 Leave In Silence – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
36 33 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Jennifer Holliday – Geffen
37 38 The Lover In You – Sugarhill Gang – Sugarhill 12”
38 60 Dance Floor – Zapp – Warner Bros 12”
39 46 It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate – Rak
40 47 Sooner Or Later / One In A Million – Larry Graham – Warner Bros 12”
41 48 (Long Hot) Summer In The City – Tik & Tok – Survival 12”
42 — Give Me – I Level – Virgin 12”
43 53 Today – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
44 41 My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners – Magnet
45 65 Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue – Fashion – Arista 12”
46 42 The Clapping Song – Belle Stars – Stiff
47 43 Gloria – Laura Branigan – Atlantic 12”
48 — Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
49 32 River – King Trigger – Chrysalis 12”
50 44 If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Jean Carn – Motown 12” promo
51 64 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – US West End 12”
52 58 Imagination – BB&Q Band – Capitol 12”
53 49 Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Starpoint – Casablanca 12”
54 — Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
55 40 Summer Lady – Narada Michael Walden – Atlantic 12”
56 — Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
57 — Magic Touch – Odyssey – RCA 12”
58 — Missbehavin’ – UK Players – A&M 12”
59 36 Situation (Remix) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
60 — Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
61 35 18 Carat Love Affair – Associates – Associates 12”
62 45 Tears And Rain / Hunger For Your Jungle Love – Rah Band – KR 12”
63 — Somebody Tell Me What To Do – Crown Heights Affair – De-Lite 12”
64 — Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
65 54 Head Over Heels – Galaxy – Ensign 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:

Musical Youth 0-75f, Roxy Music (0-)123r, Ultravox 132f, Imagination 85½f, Fleetwood Mac 132-131f, Stevie Wonder 0-34-0f, The Clash ‘Go’ 0-112½-222c, Philip Jap 132-128c, Hot Chocolate 0-59/29½-59/118f, Cliff Richard 138-0f, Elvis Costello 183-184-0r, Peter Gabriel 148c, Junior 102f.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
02 03 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
03 05 Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
04 06 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4 U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
05 04 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
06 02 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”/LP
07 07 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
08 10 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
09 — Hit ‘N’ Run Lover / Hot Wax / Agent 406 – Mother F – Canadian Matra LP
10 20 I Need Love – Capricorn – Italian Delirium 12”
11 19 Situation (Remix) / (Dub Version) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
12 11 Don’t Go (Remixes) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
13 18 Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
14 — Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
15 — And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Jennifer Holliday – Geffen/LP
16 — Have I The Right – Lee Prentiss – US Disconet 12”
17 — The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – US Philly World 12”
18 08 Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight / Wake Dream / Come And Get Your Love – Lime – US Prism 12”/German Polydor LP
19 — Don’t Come Crying To Me – Linda Clifford – US Capitol 12”
20 — Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
21 — Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) (Remix) – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
22 12 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
23 15 Love Is Just A Game – Judy “B” – Canadian Formula 12”
24 — Right On Target / Pushin’ Too Hard – Paul Parker – US Megatone 12”
25 — Dance Floor – Zapp – Warner Bros 12”
26 — X-Rated – Carol Jiani – Canadian Matra LP
27 — All Night Long (Remix) – BB Band – US Disconet 12”
28 13 Stoned Love – Sweet Brandy – Canadian JC 12”
29 — Remember – Gino Soccio – US Atlantic RFC LP
30 — Planet Rock – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”

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