October 9, 1982: The Breakfast Band, Streetnoise, Willie Hutch, George Clinton, Bootsy’s Rubber Band

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

LAST WEEK’S ridiculous rush of strong imports, many of which must surely get lost, also included a set by the Commodores; Lionel Ritchie with one killer dancer amongst the slowies, jazz from Spyro Gyra, and the disappointing Diana Ross set (‘Muscles’ not being a dancer at all) . . . B.T. (Brenda Taylor) will be on Excaliber imminently, Virgin have picked up Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan ‘Make Me Feel Good’ — was it Sharon Paige & Harold Melvin who did it first? . . . McFadden & Whitehead have signed to Capitol . . . Junior and the Warriors will be live at Caister next week, the four-dayer promising to be musically better than ever with lotsa videos and zany late nite film shows, big records tipped to be Greg Henderson, Gwen McCrae, and a moody Jap import from some months ago by Otis Clay . . . Caister-goers, don’t forget your FM radios, matches, bog paper, towels, soap, dry clothes . . . Camden Palace is bringing over Kurtis Blow and Afrika Bambaataa for a rapperama in November . . . Edgbaston Faces French’s DJ Convention will be on Sunday 7th November, this year’s theme being ‘The DJ — an entertainer or the pillock at the front with two record players?’, and the D. Jeneration Game being club DJs v mobile DJs . . . Watford Baileys Chris Britton (0494-772977) is selling a complete boxed record collection of some 1000 7in, 500 12in and 150 LPs containing all the classic dance records from the ’50s up to January 1982 and, get this, the ludicrously small offer of £400 will get ’em all . . . Holborn’s City Sounds record shop answered a request from a serviceman in the Falklands for new release info by actually taping a sample cassette of jazz-soul newies, and then were swamped with orders from half the force there! . . . City Sounds incidentally are pressurising CBS to release Billy Griffin ‘Hold Me Tighter In The Rain’, saying they’ll order 1000 copies straight off if it comes out here . . . Bournemouth Soul Centre has renamed and relocated itself as Destiny Records at Unit 108 in Old Town Market, Dear Hay Lane, Poole, selling general stuff now as well as soul imports and deletions . . . Marylebone Cinecitta jock Mark Clark launches his own Mark 1 Records shop in Wokingham this month, staying open late one night a week . . . Adrian Martin (Denbigh Bamboo/Towyn Hollie Nights) plans driving most Mondays to Manchester or London to buy imports and will give other local jocks a lift (Rhyl 0745 4672) — now there’s enterprise! . . . Ian Turner (Llandudno Speakeasy) and Al Taylor (Bodelwyddan Poppeys) combine resources to get PA’s at their respective clubs but both say the UK Players didn’t exactly create a good impression whereas the Hudsons were a joy . . . August Bank Holiday’s virtually unpublicised charity gig by IDQ, Chris Brown & Mike Sefton jazzing Ascot’s Belvedere, with £1 admission, raised £1000 (ie: 1000 punters turned up!) which was later presented to Eric Morecambe for the British Heart Foundation . . . Luther Vandross and, separately, Melba Moore were both in London last weekend . . . so now it’s ‘Linx featuring David Grant’ . . . Stacy Lattisaw’s ‘Attack Of The Name Game’ is following her ‘Don’t Throw It All Away’ up the US Black singles chart, both — and especially the kids appeal former — being better bets than the one that’s out here . . . Evelyn now tops both US Black and Dance charts. Alfie Silas is now breaking into both too (well deserved), while Steve Miller Band ‘Abracadabra’ and Yaz(oo) ‘Situation (Remix)’ are climbing the Black list (as Melba Moore’s manager says, they sound fresh and exciting to black ears) . . . 29 out of last week’s US Dance/Disco Top 80 were straight pop or “new wave dance”, rather than black or gay disco in the accepted sense, and 19 of those 29 were British . . . Tomorrow’s Edition, already cold here, are huge in US discos with ‘In The Grooves‘ . . . Ilford Room At The Top’s John Osborne, who denies looking like Nick Heywood (he says it’s the other way round!), needs a good new warm-up jock on the busiest Fri/Saturday nights — call him on 01-478 5588 after 9pm Tues-Sat . . . Room At The Top’s up-front imports night is now Wednesday, Tuesday being a free drink night (admission £4-£6 depending on membership and gender), Thursday is John’s silly party night, plus he packs Gants Hill Villa on Mondays — busy lad! . . . Steve Dennis, busy himself doing the overnight shows on BRMB in Birmingham, now makes a big feature of his ‘Midweek Madness’ Wednesday pop party night at Edgbaston Faces French, limiting himself there at the weekends to special spots on Thurs/Fri/Saturdays in both the electro Club Visage and funky Club Jardine with fun and games in both . . . Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Oscars) has had over a hundred black American sailors visiting his club every night, to his delight, pushing Zapp to the top of his chart . . . Neil Fincham (Edinburgh Mad Hatters Speakeasy), disorientated during his BADEM visit to London, staggered out of Xenon dazzled by the lighting display and then took seven hours to find his car! Bill Robertson, in seventh heaven at Bathgate’s Quincys, where the owner actually wants lots of jazz-funk, crams in 500 every Thurs/Fri/Saturday (free admission) but still isn’t on mailing lists . . . Malcolm Days, head DJ at Birmingham’s University of Aston where the student disco has £10,000 of equipment and plays to 100 a week, similarly wonders about mail-outs — pluggers call him at The Union on 021-359 6531 . . . Steven Fay, regularly sending charts from Darwen in Lancashire and presumably mobile, is playing some really classy soul these days . . . Lindsay Wesker, camera toting scribbler much in evidence at everyone else’s soul gigs, gets behind the decks himself later in the month at Mayfair’s Penthouse Club! . . . Sandy Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms) now writes a chatty pop page in the Wiltshire distributed ‘Town & Country Magazine’, delivered monthly to Chuck & Di’s Tetbury pad amongst 30,000 others . . . Jinx Joynson, busily mobile around Merseyside, has a sound-and-look-alike called Dave Graham who plays 8 hours of “nightclub” a week on two different wavelengths (266/241 MW) . . . Greg ‘115bpm’ Wilson has pulled out of his Liverpool Rotters gig on Saturdays, the once funk orientated city now evidently no longer being able to support an up-front night . . . Les Spaine, your city needs you! . . . Rusty Egan is still undecided about a label for Cori Josias . . . BBC TV’s showing of Diana Ross in ‘Lady Sings The Blues’ evidently emptied all the gay clubs that night! . . . West End in the States have released a 30 minute ‘Master Mix Medley‘ on cassette only, packaged on a 12in sleeve . . . Adrian Dunbar (Bournemouth Adam’s — and looking for further Fri/Saturday work in the area) mixes George Benson ‘Turn Your Love Around’ with, FLB ‘Zoom’, Jim Kershaw (Sheffield), mixes Boys Town Gang ‘Disco Kicks (Remix)’ with the old Bob McGilpin ‘Superstar‘ (Ember 12in) . . . DJ Bowler does funky megamixes most nights at Southgate Pink Elephant (ex-Royalty) Dumbo’s Bar . . . Mark Summers (Hackney Flappers) joins the queue trying to find the now no longer available digital readout Technics SL 1200 Mk.1 decks . . . I myself wouldn’t mind a Revox B77 Mk.II tape deck, having really mastered the art of tape editing on the next Soul On Sound preview mix — however it’s got some tasty synch mixes too, like Peech Boys out of the very similar ‘E.T. Boogie’, Carol Williams out of Rockers Revenge (the latter being somewhat reorganised!) — tape edits though taking less time to set up . . . Streetwave’s Morgan Khan & Jolanda Lucassen gave me a lift out to Dunstable for Martin Collins’s Chiltern Radio soul show last Sunday, after which we ate of course at Watford’s Ponderosa (“unbelievable!” said Morgan), where a fire in the grill released a ton of extinguishing powder thus closing the kitchen, and then a customer passed out — but all was handled with exemplary tact, and those who’d already fed carried on with the usual free refills of drinks and salad — you’ve got to try the place . . . Gary Allan (Liverpool McMillans) reckons Jermaine’s ‘Tickle’ track is very like Peter Brown’s ‘Crank It Up’ . . . Kev Hill (Canvey Kings ) suggests that the “dance like Fred Astair” song enquired about by Steve Humphreys (Headcorn) is the ABC album’s ‘Valentine’s Day’ . . . Wham’s choreographer/dancer Dee is just as nice as Shirley . . . Streetwave’s 6-track Streetnoise 12in/LP has nothing to do with Melba Moore, despite last week’s illusion . . . I find you can’t even give away Junior’s newie . . . Graham Murray (Ormesby TeesValley Roadshow) says DJs DO IT BY REQUEST!


Situated in Mayfair surrounded by dodgy diplomats residencies, the Soul On Sound studio, where RM’s James Hamilton assembles his preview mix medleys, sometimes picks up coded radio signals on its microphone inputs when interviews are being conducted there — and this unfortunate phenomenon happened in the middle of a chat with Melba Moore last week!


UK NEWIES

THE BREAKFAST BAND: ‘Such A Feeling’ (Breakfast Music 12BM 102, via PRT).
The steel drums accented sexy jazzers start out jaggedly jittery on this self-produced 0-109-108-107bpm 12in with for the first time ex-Marley/Chosen Few vocalist Carl Lewis weaving scat lines into the rhythm before his simple group answered repetitive sinuously soulful singing gradually smooths away the exciting earlier edge. Ever gigging, the guys really know what they’re doing and have a distinctive sound of their own, which vocals can only help win a wider audience.

VARIOUS: ‘Streetnoise’ LP (Epic/Streetwave STR 32234).
Classified as an LP but marketed more like a 12in at just £2.99, this 6-tracker contains full versions of the currently hot Weeks & Co. ‘Go With The Flow‘, a flowing jittery 118bpm judderer emphatically sung with catchy chants and fierce final half, plus its calmer jazzier 118bpm instrumental version, and Hi Voltage ‘Let’s Get Horny‘, an interesting 124½bpm instrumental with several distinct sections quoting from various oldies as it builds on up, plus the LIVE Band ‘A Chance For Hope‘, a very Maze influenced good 0-111-109-110bpm jiggly jogger, The Salsoul Orchestra featuring Loleatta Holloway ‘Seconds‘, an acappella started disastrously strung out 109-112bpm Shep Pettibone remix of what was a soulful song but is in this form merely disjointed and dull, while considered by many the dark horse of the set but actually its biggest potential crossover hit (and certainly the one that I’ll now be using) is Carol Jiani ‘You’re Gonna Lose My Love‘, a simple terrific loopingly loping 123-122-121bpm ultra-soulful swinger with a lovely lilt and jazzy sax.

Sorry, we done run right out of space!


IMPORTS

WILLIE HUTCH: ‘In And Out’ (US Motown 66668-D).
Through a sensational busily snapping and tapping jittery 111-112bpm 12in rhythm texture and an intensifying blanket of synths Willie wails a great dead catchy “in and out — around” lyric line which has all the classic simplicity of another “Digging the scene with a gangster lean” sung in Bobby Womack-ish tones. What a monster!

GEORGE CLINTON: ‘Loopzilla’ (US Capitol 8538).
Starting with an indent for once mighty black New York radio station WWRL and carrying on with other call signs as they repetitively chant variations on “don’t touch that radio, don’t touch that knob, like ‘Planet Rock’ we just don’t stop we’re gonna drive you nuts!”, the Parliafunkadelicment thing drives on and on in a brain numbing and feet moving booming 114bpm 12in funk smack groove, incorporating bits from ‘Dancing in The Street/I Can’t Help Myself/One Nation Under A Groove/More Bounce To The Ounce/Baby Love’ and many more. Absolute dynamite!

BOOTSY’S RUBBER BAND: ‘Body Slam!’ (US Warner Bros 0-29919).
Obviously designed to work with George Clinton though more varied and less dense in sound, this also dynamite 115bpm 12in P’funk jittery smacker has great jazzy piano nagging through Bootsy Collins bass. You can’t get one without the other!

PLANET PATROL: ‘Play At Your Own Risk’ (US Tommy Boy TB 825).
Arthur Baker strikes again! Rockers Revenge meets ‘Planet Rock’ with bits of ‘Tubular Bells’ (sort of) and Temptations-ish vocal touches on a wonderfully fierce and furious 126bpm 12in full of sensational effects. If that’s whetted your appetite, you’re gonna love it!

GWEN McCRAE: ‘Keep The Fire Burning’ (LP ‘On My Way’ US Atlantic 80019-1).
Huge already with the jazz-soul mafia, this superb truly soulful deceptively fast but easily paced 128bpm lickety spit swayer starts out with huskily sexy chat before Gwen works up amidst wailing yelps while the slick smooth beat hits a sharp bass break — another monster in the making! The chunkily rolling 107bpm ‘Doin’ It‘, tomtom rhythm 114bpm ‘I Didn’t Take Your Man‘ and strutting slow 98bpm ‘Hey World‘, as well as the many slowies, are all equally soulful and good.

STIX HOOPER: ‘Feeling Happy’ (LP ‘Touch The Feeling’ US MCA MCA-5374).
Joe Sample & Wilton Felder may have lost their touch but luckily Crusaders drummer Stix (apart from a routine co-production credit to his older partners) does it all his way here without their musical help. The immediate appropriately titled standout dancer is this fabulous Alpert-ish flugelhorn led bouncily bounding happy 117-119-118-120bpm strutter, ‘Let’s Talk It Out‘ being a searingly soulful 109-111-113-112-115-113bpm builder with Jerry Butler moaning through the subtly driving drumkit, ‘Gimme Some Space‘ a brassily introed 0-118(start)-120bpm deceptively simple snappy funker with brilliant ingredients, ‘You’re My Spring‘ a sensationally beautiful Stix-sung (and penned) 0-33-70bpm “wee wee hours” bar-room style smoocher of potential standard quality, ‘I Touched A Dream’ an ambiguous 59-61-60-62bpm atmospheric jazz throbber with lovely fluid keyboards and guitar, and ‘Especially You’ a convoluted slow 0-91-0-91-93bpm stop-go brassy plodder.

MARVIN GAYE: ‘Sexual Healing’ (US Columbia 38-03302).
Out ahead of his new label’s debut album is this gorgeous gently bubbling and pulsating sinuous, sensuous, sexy slow 95/48bpm 7in swayer with Marvin vocally teasing over the odd ambiguously lolloping rhythm (instrumental flip).

LUTHER VANDROSS: ‘Better Love’ (LP ‘Forever, For Always, For Love’ US Epic FE 38235).
Not necessarily vital for disco dancers but pretty darn crucial as soul albums go, Luther’s beautifully created set is choc-a-bloc with class slowies, the most accessible of the faster tracks being this lovely spurting 0-102½-104bpm drifter and the lushly jolting 0-115-114bpm ‘You’re The Sweetest One‘, his jerkily swinging 59/118-120-122-124-121-0bpm ‘Bad Boy/Having A Party‘ medley and staggering comes-and-goes 107-111-112-113-114bpm ‘She Loves Me Back‘ having old fashioned rhythms best for soul afficionados (the latter rather like JJ Jackson’s old ‘But It’s Alright’), while dreamy smoochers are the 0-16/31bpm title track, 0-37bpm ‘Since I Lost My Baby’ (Temptations oldie), 50-50½/101bpm ‘Once You Know How’, 0-39-38bpm ‘Promise Me’.

DISASTER! In this of all weeks there’s no room for any more reviews — not the excellent LP by Khemistry, nor Donald Byrd, Alfie Silas, One Way, Janet Jackson, Inner Life, Bill Summers, Carl Carlton, Glenn Edward Thomas, nor 12in newies by Michael Wilson, Warp 9, Tyrone Brunson, Barrabas, Suede, James Perry, Piano Fantasia, Judy B, Debbie Trusty and more — I told you it was quite a week!


UK DISCO TOP 85 – OCTOBER 9, 1982

01 02 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Instrumental) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Prelude 12”
02 01 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
03 07 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix / Special Remix – KR 12”
04 03 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
05 10 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – US Carnival 12”
06 11 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
07 14 Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT 12”
08 04 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
09 08 Jay W McGee – When We Party / I’ve Been Checkin’ Out (Too) – Ensign 12”
10 13 The Limit – She’s So Divine – US Arista 12”
11 12 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
12 05 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Inst) / (Vocal) – Ensign 12”
13 19 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out / Instrumental – US Radar 12”
14 06 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
15 09 Howard Johnson – So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Funk A&Merica 12”
16 17 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
17 20 Imagination – Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – R&B LP
18 29 Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie – MCA 12”
19 26 Evelyn King – I Can’t Stand It / Back To Love / Get Loose / Stop That – US RCA LP
20 16 Zapp – Dance Floor / More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros 12”
21 43 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
22 NE Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ / Instrumental – US Rain Records 12”
23 66 Rockers Revenge – Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Dubbing In Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
24 15 I Level – Give Me / 3am – Virgin 12”
25 57 The Hudsons – Show Me You Care – Streetwave 12”
26 51 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental – US Prelude 12”
27 23 Shakatak – Invitations – Polydor 12”
28 38 Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out – US Konglather 12”
29 32 Warriors – Destination / Je Ne Sais Quoi / Hot Apple – Ensign LP
30 18 Stanley Clarke – New York City / Straight To The Top – Epic LP
31 22 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
32 21 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”
33 30 Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine (Remix) – US Epic 12”
34 42 Freda Payne – In Motion – US Sutra 12”
35 NE Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie – US Sunnyview 12”
36 24 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
37 40 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
38 27 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me) – US SAM 12”
39 48 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – US Columbia LP
40 NE Imagination – In The Heat Of The Night – R&B 12”
41 25 Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock / Instrumental – 21 Records 12”
42 36 Second Image – What’s Happening – Polydor 12”
43 78 Level 42 – Weave Your Spell (Remix) / Love Games (Live) – Polydor 12”
44 59 Jeffrey Osborne – Eenie Meenie – Funk A&Merica 12”
45 41 Archie Bell – Touchin’ You – Canadian WMOT 12”
46 65 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ – US De-Lite 12”
47 34 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
48 NE Willie Hutch – In And Out – US Motown 12”
49 NE Stix Hooper – Feeling Happy / Let’s Talk It Out / Gimme Some Space – US MCA LP
50 53 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” / Instrumental – US Philly World 12”
51 NE Kadenza – Let’s Stay Together – PRT 12”
52 28 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
53 71 Pressure Drop – Rock The House – US Tommy Boy 12”
54 60 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny / Somewhere Beyond – US One Way 12”
55 50 Rick James – Hard To Get / Give It To Me Baby (Inst) – Motown 12”
56 31 Starpoint – Bring Your Sweet Lovin’ Back – Casablanca 12”
57 49 Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – Do Ya Wanna Funk – London 12”
58 83 Suzy “Q” – Come Let’s Have A Party – Canadian JC 12”
59 NE Loose End – We’ve Arrived / UK Mix – Virgin 12”
60 73 Columbus Circle – If You Read My Mind / Instrumental – US Elektra 12”
61 NE Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) / Going For It – Inner Vision 12”
62 68 Zapp – A Touch Of Jazz / Do You Really Want An Answer? – Warner Bros LP
63 45 Jean Carn – If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Motown 12” promo
64 33 Leroy Hutson – Paradise / Classy Lady / Nice And Easy – US Elektra LP
65 37 Richard Jon Smith – Don’t Go Walkin’ Out That Door – Jive 12”
66 58 Crown Heights Affair – Somebody Tell Me What To Do – De-Lite 12”
67 62 Marc Sadane – Exciting / One Minute From Love – Warner Bros 12”
68 NE Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove (Remix) / Warm Weather – Elektra 12”
69 NE The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes – Tabu 12”
70 NE Alfie Silas – A Puppet To You – US RCA 12”
71 NE George Clinton – Loopzilla – US Capitol 12”
72 NE Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
73 NE Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning / Doin’ It – US Atlantic 12”
74 NE Mandrill – Put Your Money Where The Funk Is – US Montage 12”
75 NE Kenny G – Stop And Go / The Shuffle – US Arista LP
76 44 The Quick – Touch – Epic 12” promo remix
77 82 Fantastic Aleems – Get Down Friday Night – US Nia 12”
78 RE General Caine – The Girls – US Tabu 12”
79 NE Gang’s Back – Love – US Handshake LP
80 NE Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing / Instrumental – US Columbia 12”
81 74 Goodie – You And I / Does Anybody Know Where The Party Is – US Total Experience LP
82 NE Curtis Mayfield – Hey Baby (Give It All To Me) – US Boardwalk LP
83 85 Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen Music 12”
84 NE Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC – Star Trippin’ / Everyday / High Energy – US Elektra LP
85 RE Jonzun Crew – Pack Jam / Instrumental – US Tommy Boy 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Gwen Guthrie: ‘It Should Have Been You (Remix)’ (US Island 12in)
Hot Quisine: ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling (Remix)’ (Kaleidoscope 12in)
Exodus: ‘Together Forever’ (US Charlotte Amalie 12in)
Gil Scott-Heron: ‘Fast Land’ / ‘Explanations’ / ‘Washington DC’ (Arista LP)
Luther Vandross: ‘Better Love’ / ‘Bad Boy/Having A Party’ / ‘She Loves Me Back’ (US Epic LP)
Planet Patrol: ‘Play At Your Own Risk’ (US Tommy Boy 12in)
Kurtis Blow: ‘Tough’ / Instrumental (US Mercury 12in)
Carol Williams: ‘Can’t Get Away (From Your Love)’ (US Vanguard 12in)
Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan: ‘Make Me Feel Good’ (Hawkeye 12in)
Gap Band: ‘You Dropped A Bomb On Me’ (Mercury 12in)
Freddie McGregor: ‘Reggae On It’ (Intense 12in)
Bloodstone: ‘Go On And Cry’ (Epic)
Zalmac (featuring Zulema): ‘What’s In It For Me’ (US TSOB 12in)
First Love: ‘Party Lights’ (US CIM 12in)
Tavares: ‘Got To Find My Way Back To You’ / ‘The Skin You’re In’ (US RCA LP)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
02 06 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
03 02 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
04 08 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
05 03 Big Fun – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
06 04 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
07 09 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
08 05 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
09 26 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
10 07 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
11 11 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
12 60 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
13 10 Don’t Go (Remixes) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
14 21 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Instrumental) / (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
15 15 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
16 16 So Fine – Howard Johnson – Funk A&Merica 12”
17 17 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
18 29 Invitations – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
19 64 Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
20 30 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
21 12 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
22 13 What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
23 18 Save A Prayer – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
24 27 Don’t Stop My Love – Passion – Prelude 12”
25 33 John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
26 14 I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo – Radialchoice 12”
27 25 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
28 19 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
29 24 Planet Rock / Instrumental – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
30 20 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
31 22 Shy Boy – Bananarama – London 12”
32 28 Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
33 31 Nobody’s Fool – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
34 54 Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
35 — Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze LP
36 — Jackie Wilson Said – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
37 23 Love Is In Control – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
38 32 A Night To Remember – Shalamar – Solar 12”
39 35 Leave In Silence – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
40 42 Give Me – I Level – Virgin 12”
41 59 Situation (Remix) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
42 43 Today – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
43 49 River – King Trigger – Chrysalis 12”
44 61 Love Hangover / 18 Carat Love Affair – Associates – Associates 12”
45 46 The Clapping Song – Belle Stars – Stiff
46 48 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
47 — Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel – Charisma 12”
48 63 Somebody Tell Me What To Do – Crown Heights Affair – De-Lite 12”
49 — I Can’t Help It – Junior – Mercury 12”
50 36 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Jennifer Holliday – Geffen
51 — Weave Your Spell – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
52 65 Head Over Heels / Instrumental – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
53 — Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
54 — Wot! – Captain Sensible – A&M 12”
55 45 Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue – Fashion – Arista 12”
56 50 If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Jean Carn – Motown 12” promo
57 39 It Started With A Kiss – Hot Chocolate – Rak
58 56 Give Me Just A Little More Time – Angela Clemmons – Portrait 12”
59 41 (Long Hot) Summer In The City – Tik & Tok – Survival 12”
60 — When We Party (Uptown Downtown) – Jay W McGee – Ensign 12”
61 44 My Girl Lollipop – Bad Manners – Magnet
62 — The Heavens Are Crying (Remix) – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir
63 51 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
64 — The Main Thing — Dance Mix / Take A Chance With Me – Roxy Music – E.G. 12”
65 — Hot In The City – Billy Idol – Chrysalis 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:

Dexy’s Midnight Runners 150(intro)-148-146c, The Kids From ‘Fame’ 0-33-66f, The Who 33-122-124r, Spandau Ballet 12f, Air Supply 0-28-114-57-116-118f, White RA Torch (0-)93-95-47-96f, Pretenders 153f, Tears For Fears 118/59-118f, Sharon Redd 112½f, Level 42 119-116-117f, Rolling Stories 0-54-56-0f


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
02 02 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
03 03 Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
04 04 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4 U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
05 11 Situation (Remix) / (Dub Version) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
06 20 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Instrumental) / (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
07 08 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
08 05 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
09 09 Hit ‘N Run Lover / Hot Wax / Agent 406 – Mother F – Canadian Matra LP
10 21 Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
11 10 I Need Love – Capricorn – Italian Delirium 12”
12 06 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
13 17 The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – US Philly World 12”
14 14 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
15 07 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
16 — It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – US Columbia 12”
17 22 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
18 26 X-Rated – Carol Jiani – Canadian Matra LP
19 24 Right On Target / Pushin’ Too Hard – Paul Parker – US Megatone 12”
20 18 Come And Get Your Love / Wake Dream – Lime – German Polydor LP
21 — Ask Me – Carol Jiani – Excaliber 12”
22 — Chain Reaction – Romanelli – 21 Records 12”
23 16 Have I The Right – Lee Prentiss – US Disconet 12”
24 25 Dance Floor – Zapp – Warner Bros 12”
25 — Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – Imagination – R&B LP
26 — The Look Of Love (Remix) – ABC – US Disconet 12”
27 23 Love Is Just A Game – Judy “B” – Canadian Formula 12”
28 — Dirty Talk – Klein & MBO – US 25 West Records 12”
29 — Heavenly Tracks Mixer – Various – US Hot Tracks 12”
30 — Just Be Yourself (Remix) – Nightlife Unlimited – Canadian Unidisc 12”

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