October 16, 1982: Grace Jones, Cargo, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Whodini, William DeVaughn

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

MARVIN GAYE ‘Sexual Healing’ has unexpectedly turned up in a new extended version which is now set for commercial UK 12in imminently . . . Rockers Revenge ‘Sunshine Partytime (Rap)‘ — but not ‘Dubbing In Sunshine’ — will be B-side here to their next proper UK follow-up, due soon (as are several more Arthur Baker productions) on London . . . Lyn Paul, the blonde ex New Seeker, is engaged to Paul Wheeler (who with twin brother Robin ‘Nash’ Wheeler founded Camberley Frenchies, Staines Jacksons and currently owns Henley Wheelers). Paul being Ms Paul’s second club owning husband in a row . . . Mayfair Gullivers has had such a complete modernising refit I didn’t recognize it last week — it now looks really great, serves cocktails every weekday evening from 5.30pm, and last Friday at any rate was packed with funky fun lovers . . . Fat Larry’s Band’s ‘Zoom’ vocalist looks disconcertingly terrified in their TOTP video clip . . . Grand Master Flash’s import album has only one moderately warm newie, ‘It’s A Shame‘, which intersperses little bits of Detroit Spinners old intro between a rap that’s backed by Pieces Of A Dream’s ‘Mt. Airy Groove’ . . . George Clinton is 115bpm, Spandau Ballet 120bpm, Carol Jiani (Streetwave LP) 123-122-121bpm, Luther Vandross ‘She Loves Me Back’ 107-111-112-27-113-114bpm, and Birmingham’s University of Aston student disco plays to 1,000 a week (not just 100!) . . . Camden Palace styled civilised looking competent jocks into up-front exciting Yazoo/Electrophonic Phunk type dance music are invited to apply on 09905-8219 to audition for Saturday nights at a well known Windsor area club (now which one could that be?!) . . . Rush Release, 65 Bedford Hill, London SW12, updating and adding to their promotional mailing lists, invite all jocks to send an SAE for an application form — but with the warning that all DJs (including current ones) will be checked at their supposed place of work, as twelve bogus claimants have been caught out already! . . . Mike Ward (Sheffield 0742-879882) is after two or three radio/club jocks interested in buying spare copies of the various black music 12in/7in imports (many on obscure labels) which friends send him regularly from the States . . . Flash Gordon at Bristol Misty’s in Park Street has switched music policy exclusively to up-front soulful material (slightly more commercial soul early evening) Tuesday-thru-Saturday, and only wants punters who’ll appreciate it — a move which deserves much support . . . Phil Jay (Byfleet 42694) needs a new Friday residence — other nights he’s souling Godalming Secrets (Thurs/Sun), Cranleigh Cranley Hotel (Sat), Guildford Cinderella Rockerfellas (Tues), West Byfleet Carafino (Wed) . . . Dave Van Sieger, Dennis Brynner and Steve Jensen pulled out of Southampton Barbarellas after the hydraulic DJ console crashed into the floor from ten feet up (nearly severing an ardent funk fan’s arm in the process), the team now jocking at Poole’s Mariner’s Wharf right at the water’s edge with its own marina and lots of smart punters . . . Nicky Holloway and Ian Shaw have blown out their Bensons venue at the Old Kent Road Astoria on Sundays as there were too many unannounced Greek weddings displacing them! . . . Nlcky also wonders, how do you keep an idiot in suspense? — I’ll tell you later . . . Andy Baker now joins Colin Clews and David Henry every Monday jocking at Rhyl Cee J’s Nightspot — which may make Manchester a closer destination than London for his import-buying sorties . . . Colin Irving (Llandudno Risboro Hotel) cryptically says he still manages to do it even with a broken ankle — presumably, he means play records? . . . Camberley Frenchies is already selling tickets for the traditional Christmas Day beach party . . . John Luongo’s remix of Visage ‘The Anvil’ is due in a fortnight, while Rusty Egan’s next release on his Metropolis label will be Anusia ‘Imagination‘ (actually on Carrere) . . . Millie Jackson visits Liverpool and London early next month, to coincide with the UK release of her new ‘Hard Times’ LP and ‘Special Occasion‘ single . . . Motown Latino is a new label whose promise has yet to be realised, initial releases merely being dull slowies by Jose Feliciano and Charlene, sung in Spanish (oh wow) . . . Stevie Wonder ‘Ribbon In The Sky‘ is now on UK 12in — don’t all rush at once! . . . Soul On Sound’s fifth preview mix may confuse a few listeners, the Rockers Revenge bit being ‘Acappella Sunshine’ synched over ‘Dubbing In Sunshine’, chopped into ‘Sunshine Partytime (Rap)’, which is then edited into its own synthesizer intro . . . Jeff Young just about synchs ‘Acappella Sunshine’ over Mandrill’s instrumental flip . . . Capital’s Phil Allen can joke if he likes, but it’s just as well I did scribble down Tony Monson’s chart last week as it turned out! . . . I did one of my typical mobile gigs last Saturday, a 21st in a marquee, lots of rock and sillies, ending up in usual style at 20 to 7 in the morning with the last few stragglers tap dancing to Fred Astaire soundtracks and imitation Satchmo to ‘Now You Has Jazz’ . . . Paul Major (East Anglia) wonders how The Explainer ‘Lorraine‘ got into the disco chart — mainly because in London at least (where it had lots of radio play), people actually scream and shout as soon as it comes on . . . Rayners Lane’s Record And Disco Centre report that sales following the recent influx of hot imports were just like Christmas . . . Gary Allan (Liverpool McMillans) once again heads for Caister this week, as do I and thousands more, so to each and all it’s a big HI DE HI!


UK NEWIES

GRACE JONES: ‘Nipple To The Bottle’ (Island 12WIP 6779).
Forget the tiresome return to talking slow 65/130bpm reggae on the official ‘The Apple Stretching‘ 12in A-side, and flip for this ‘The Message’-mixing stark rolling 101-102-101bpm jiggly electro smacker, very like a slower ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’ and rightly the A-side in the States (where the flip in fact is instrumental, making the import a better buy).

CARGO: ‘Holding On For Love’ (CG Records CG 1021, via 01-458 1020).
Mike Carr on vibes and keyboards leads a classy UK jazz line up through a commendably restrained yet driving sultry 98(intro)-101-102bpm 12in jogger, with some soulful Vandross-ish vocal by Dave Collins or a longer instrumental ‘It’s Your Love‘ B-side version, obviously similar to (good) Roy Ayers and well worth finding.

ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: ‘Fiesta (A Celebration Of Popular Classics From Spain)’ (CBS A2471).
Terrifically jolly ‘Hooked On Classics’-style 129-132bpm 7in medley, an immediate monster at mobile gigs.

LOOSE END: ‘We’ve Arrived’ (Virgin VS 545-12).
Mark Berry’s stark 113bpm 12in A-side ‘US Mix’ of this rolling jolter at first seems dangerously empty but eventually sinks in, although the 2-track flip’s adventurous sometime militaristic and banjo backed 114bpm ‘UK Mix‘ has far more winsome Jane Eugene warbled charm and the instrumental 113bpm ‘Dangerous Dub Version‘ is most dramatic of all.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: ‘Famous Faces’ (EMI 12EMI 5324).
Convolutedly starting classy soulfully sung well worded rolling 115bpm jiggly builder, their album’s only standout, now in brighter ‘American Mix’ and (114bpm) original form on 3-track 12in.

PAT BOSSBONE & THE ORBITONE SOUND: ‘Soca Magic’ (Sun Burst SB-D-14, via 01-865 8292).
Ethnically specialist in original intention, this 107-109bpm 12in soca shuffler — and especially its scatting ‘Part 2’ flipside version — now just happens to be dynamite out of Kid Creole’s rhythmically similar ‘Annie’

TONY DEE & BELINDA PARKER: ‘Soca Medley’ (Sun Burst SB-D-15).
More useful happily bubbling subtle 112-110bpm 12in jump up music with bass and bongo before ringing guitar on the better instrumental ‘Part 2’.

INCANTATION: ‘Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsa Daesi)’ (Beggars Banquet BEG 84).
Jokey title notwithstanding, this 96-122bpm 7in ‘Flight Of The Condor’-type Andean flute music with a rumpty-tumpty rhythm is great for mobile gigs.

LINX featuring David Grant: ‘Don’t Hit Me With Love’ (Chrysalis CHS 12-2650).
Rhythmically experimental, this white boys influenced oddly lurching 104(intro)-107-110-111-113bpm 12in accelerator has exotic rattling and tapping steel drum noises swimming around behind slightly discordant vocals. For David’s career sake, I hope it’s not too unorthodox.

DIANA ROSS: ‘Muscles’ (Capitol 12CL268).
Moodily dramatic for radio listeners maybe, this Michael Jackson-prod/penned finger-snapping 0-41/82bpm 12in tortuous slow jolter is only a dancer in so far as female fans are likely to request it once it’s a hit. Her album is awful.

HOT QUISINE: ‘Keep That Same Old Feeling’ (Kaleidoscope KRLA 13-2560).
Roy Carter should’ve produced a brand new track instead of tacking sundry Peech Boys/Rockers Revenge effects onto what still sounds like AWB singing ‘Masterblaster’ on 124bpm 12in at a very un-hip tempo, though the more soulfully flowing 120bpm ‘You & Me‘ flip is nice enough.

PUSH: ‘My Heart’ (Excaliber EXCL 524).
Trickily introed vocally Jackson tinged 116bpm 12in simple jolter (instrumental flip), promoted a while back on white label and now remixed.

THOMPSON TWINS: ‘Lies’ (Arista ARIST 486).
Madly infectious 131bpm bubbling jaunty white boys snapper, rumoured to be on 12in (can I have one please?)

FALCO: ‘Der Kommissar’ A&M AMS 8254).
Weedily covered here by ATF, this at last is the original 118bpm 7in Austrian originated fast talking Euro smash white boys pop chugger.

THE EVASIONS: ‘Jocks Rap (The Passage)’ (Groove Production GP 114T).
‘The Message’ copied perfectly in all but arguably the actual tune, the 101-102-101bpm 12in riff now having a clever if tedious Scottish accented rap (including a bit by Mr Wikka), the ‘Let’s Dance’ B-side version at least being basically instrumental.

KELLY MARIE: ‘Don’t Take Your Love To Hollywood’ (Calibre Plus PLUSL 12).
Recently produced by Crusaders members Joe Sample and Wilton Felder — and the result really isn’t as bad as initially feared (no thanx to Imagination’s Leee John!). An emphatically chugging 111bpm 12in fluidly jerky strutter with a (not surprisingly) typical Crusaders/Randy Crawford-ish vocal lilt (instrumental flip), the only drawbacks being a slightly raw mix and some intrusive vocal support (from Imagination amongst others, as it happens). Now, after a good review, it’s sure to be a miss!


IMPORTS

WHODINI: ‘Magic’s Wand’ (US Jive VJ 12008).
Produced/co-penned by none other than Thomas Dolby, this dynamite 113bpm electrophonic phunker starts out with a chick exclaiming “Oh my gawd I think I’m having a rap attack!” — after which the guys get concerned ‘cos they think she said “heart”, not “rap” — before the groove just grooves and grooves through bursts of vocoder, bits of rap and lots of rhythm, on 3-track 12in in three versions. It’s so strong it even holds the floor (out of ‘Sunshine Partytime’) at mobile gigs. Get it!

WILLIAM DeVAUGHN: ‘Creme De Creme’ (US HCRC 4W9 03280).
Ultra, ultra gorgeous lightly romantic beautiful 114/57-116-118-116-118-117bpm 12in drifter drenched in jazzy soul, playing on the coffee theme of “we’re a perfect blend — you’re my creme de creme” (instrumental flip), not to be missed.

LIONEL RICHIE: ‘Serves You Right’ (LP ‘Lionel Richie’ US Motown 6007 ML).
Made up mainly of slowies, which are nice if you’re into the Commodores (I’m not), the lavishly packaged (like a knitwear ad!) set’s standout is a great soulfully sung deceptively loping 113bpm pent-up swayer with an irresistible catchy chorus, the only other uptempo though in fact unhurried cut being the 120bpm ‘Tell Me‘ ticker.

TYRONE BRUNSON: ‘The Smurf’ (US Believe In A Dream 4Z9 03166).
Dreadful title (in this country anyway) for a really good Otis Redding III-penned snappy 0-118bpm 12in electrophonic phunk instrumental jitterer, likely to be another ‘E.T. Boogie’ but minus any similar superfluous effects other than excellent playing.

GOODIE: ‘You And I’ (LP ‘Call Me Goodie’ US Total Experience TE-1-3002).
Around for quite a while, Robert ‘Goodie’ Whitfield’s Lonnie Simmons-produced killer cut is a lovely 81bpm ‘Mellow Mellow Right On’-type gently undulating smoocher with delicate guitar and oodles of feeling, while ‘Does Anybody Know Where The Party Is‘ smacks along at 129bpm in current Gap Band style.

INNER LIFE: ‘Moment Of My Life’ (LP ‘Inner Life II’ US Salsoul SA 8554).
Perfectly produced chix-sung disco set, excellent of its type, the girls coming on soulfully over simple laid back rhythms with little to choose between this acappella started 113bpm groove, the 113-112bpm ‘I Picked A Winner‘, 115bpm ‘I Like It Like That‘, and messier gay-aimed 128(intro)-122-121-120-121-120bpm ‘I’ve Got To Find Me Somebody‘.

KHEMISTRY: ‘Can You Feel My Love’ (LP ‘Khemistry’ US Columbia FC 38215).
Two gals and a guy with, as everyone keeps saying, “five good disco tracks” on one LP, best probably being this Vandross-ish 115-114-116-115bpm loper, after which perm four from the accelerating 109-113-114bpm ‘I Got A Feeling‘, 116-115-116bpm ‘I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use‘, 114(start)-115-116-116½bpm ‘Sucker For The Boogie‘, 117-119bpm ‘Who’s Fooling Who‘, while for my money a sixth is the slinky slow 37/75bpm ‘Walking Papers‘.

DENROY MORGAN: ‘Happy Feeling’ (US Becket BKD 512).
Odd slow start builds in circuitous but ultimately infectious style into a lazily lurching 0-111-112-113-114bpm 12in chugger sung in Marley-esque tones over chirruping chix, with steel drums, fierce bits and other ever changing ingredients (instrumental flip). I had to hear it several times before buying, so it’s probably a long-lasting grower.

DEBBIE TRUSTY: ‘Searchin’ For Some Lovin’ (US West End WES 22146).
Great with Gwen McCrae’s ‘Keep The Fire Burning’, this synthetically started and spiked but otherwise soulfully sung deceptively fast 128-129bpm 12in canterer (more galloping 129-128bpm instrumental flip) has simple strength and could be big.

BARRABAS: ‘On The Road Again’ (German Hansa International 600 492-213).
Big in Europe but better than that might suggest, this unremittingly churning steady 117bpm 12in groove is not the Canned Heat oldie but is somehow kinda like what Creedence Clearwater Revival might have been had they hit in the electronic age. Keep on choogling, indeed!

ALFIE SILAS: ‘Communicate’ (LP ‘Alfie’ US RCA NFL1-8026).
Apart from the excellent 12in-issued 120bpm ‘A Puppet To You‘, the appealingly voiced lady’s best disco bet is probably this Evelyn King-ish 113bpm ticker, ‘Body Heat‘ being a soulful 122bpm canterer, ‘You’re A Star‘ a sparse 118bpm jerker and ‘Put The Freeze On‘ a quietly electronic cool 119bpm swayer.

WARP 9: ‘Nunk’ (US Prism PDS 450).
‘Nunk’ is ‘new wave funk’, or electrophonic phunk by any other name on this sparse tight 115bpm 12in flutter ‘n thudder, the instrumental flip being even sparser and tighter.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – OCTOBER 16, 1982

01 01 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Instrumental) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Prelude 12”
02 02 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
03 03 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix / Special Remix – KR 12”
04 05 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – US Carnival 12”
05 04 Rockers Revenge – Walking On Sunshine / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
06 06 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
07 11 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
08 07 Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT 12”
09 18 Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie – MCA 12”
10 08 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
11 13 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – US Radar 12”
12 22 Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ / Instrumental – US Rain Records 12”
13 09 Jay W McGee – When We Party / I’ve Been Checkin’ Out (Too) – Ensign 12”
14 21 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
15 12 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Inst) / (Vocal) – Ensign 12”
16 10 The Limit – She’s So Divine – Ariola 12”
17 14 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
18 23 Rockers Revenge – Dubbing In Sunshine / Sunshine Partytime (Rap) – US Streetwise 12”
19 17 Imagination – Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – R&B LP
20 15 Howard Johnson – So Fine / Keepin’ Love New – Funk A&Merica 12”
21 20 Zapp – Dance Floor – Warner Bros 12”
22 16 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
23 28 Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out – US Konglather 12”
24 26 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental Reprise – US Prelude 12”
25 29 Warriors – Destination / Je Ne Sais Quoi – Ensign LP
26 46 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ – De-Lite 12”
27 48 Willie Hutch – In And Out – US Motown 12”
28 35 Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie – US Sunnyview 12”
29 24 I Level – Give Me / 3am – Virgin 12”
30 25 The Hudsons – Show Me You Care – Streetwave 12”
31 19 Evelyn King – I Can’t Stand It / Back To Love / Get Loose / Stop That – RCA LP
32 32 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”
33 49 Stix Hooper – Feeling Happy / Gimme Some Space / Let’s Talk It Out – US MCA LP
34 42 Second Image – What’s Happening – Polydor 12”
35 72 Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
36 71 George Clinton – Loopzilla – US Capitol 12”
37 47 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
38 38 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me – US SAM 12”
39 39 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – US Columbia LP
40 43 Level 42 – Weave Your Spell (Remix) / Love Games (Live) – Polydor 12”
41 27 Shakatak – Invitations – Polydor 12”
42 34 Freda Payne – In Motion – US Sutra 12”
43 80 Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing / Instrumental – US Columbia 12”
44 61 Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) / Going For It – Inner Vision 12”
45 36 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
46 30 Stanley Clarke – New York City / Straight To The Top – Epic LP
47 31 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
48 73 Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning / Doin’ It – US Atlantic 12”
49 37 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
50 NE Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle – Island 12”
51 NE Lionel Richie – Serves You Right – US Motown LP
52 79 Gang’s Back – Love – US Handshake LP
53 59 Loose End – We’ve Arrived / UK Mix – Virgin 12”
54 41 Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock / Instrumental – 21 Records 12”
55 45 Archie Bell – Touchin’ You – Canadian WMOT 12”
56 54 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny / Somewhere Beyond – US One Way 12”
57 67 Marc Sadane – One Minute From Love / Exciting – Warner Bros 12”
58 57 Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – Do Ya Wanna Funk – London 12”
59 81 Goodie – You And I / Does Anybody Know Where The Party Is – US Total Experience LP
60 NE Hot Quisine – Keep That Same Old Feeling (Remix) – Kaleidoscope 12”
61 76 The Quick – Touch – Epic 12” promo remix
62 NE Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk – US Tommy Boy 12”
63 52 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
64 70 Alfie Silas – A Puppet To You – US RCA 12”
65 44 Jeffrey Osborne – Eenie Meenie – Funk A&Merica 12”
66 55 Rick James – Hard To Get – Motown 12”
67 33 Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine (Remix) – US Epic 12”
68 RE Junior – I Can’t Help It / Let Me Know – Mercury 12”
69 53 Pressure Drop – Rock The House – US Tommy Boy 12”
70 NE Whodini – Magic’s Wand – US Jive 12”
71 40 Imagination – In The Heat Of The Night – R&B 12”
72 RE Deodato – Keep On Movin’ / Whistle Bump (Remix) – Warner Bros 12”
73 74 Mandrill – Put Your Money Where The Funk Is – US Montage 12”
74 69 The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes – US Tabu 12”
75 RE Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC – Sexy Dancer – US Elektra 12”
76 RE Isley Brothers – The Real Deal / It’s Alright With Me – Epic LP
77 83 Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen Music 12”
78 60 Columbus Circle – If You Read My Mind / Instrumental – US Elektra 12”
79 NE Luther Vandross – You’re The Sweetest One / Better Love / She Loves Me Back / Bad Boy/Having A Party – US Epic LP
80 NE Exodus – Together Forever – US Charlotte Amalie 12”
81 NE Gwen Guthrie – It Should Have Been You (Remix) – US Island 12”
82 68 Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove (Remix) / Warm Weather – Elektra 12”
83 RE Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
84 77 Fantastic Aleems – Get Down Friday Night – US Nia 12”
85 NE Inner Life – I Picked A Winner / Moment Of My Life / I’ve Got To Find Me Somebody – US Salsoul LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Khemistry: ‘Can You Feel My Love’ / ‘Sucker For The Boogie’ / ‘I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use’ / ‘I Got A Feeling’ / ‘Who’s Fooling Who’ (US Columbia LP)
William DeVaughn: ‘Creme De Creme’ (US HCRC 12in)
Bloodstone: ‘Go On And Cry’ (Epic)
Carl Anderson: ‘Buttercup’ (US Epic LP)
Stacy Lattisaw: ‘Hey There Lonely Boy’ / ‘Attack Of The Name Game’ (US Cotillion LP)
Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan: ‘Make Me Feel Good’ (Hawkeye 12in)
Light Of The World: ‘Famous Faces’ (EMI 12in)
Freddie James: ‘Don’t Turn Your Back On Love’ (Arista 12in)
Kurtis Blow: ‘Tough’ (US Mercury 12in)
Stacy Lattisaw: ‘Sneakin’ Out’ / ‘Guys Like You’ / ‘Jump To The Beat’ (Atlantic 12in)
Tyrone Brunson: ‘The Smurf’ (US BID 12in)
Magic Lady: ‘Sexy Body’ (Funk A&Merica 12in)
Dave Valentin: ‘Clove And Cinnamon’ (US Arista LP)
Bang Gang: ‘Fill Me Up’ (US Sugarscoop 12in)
Alton Edwards: ‘Shining Light’ (CBS 12in promo)
Alfie Silas: ‘Communicate’ / ‘Body Heat’ / ‘Put The Freeze On’ (US RCA LP)
Kool & The Gang: ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho’ / ‘Think It Over’ (De-Lite LP)
Alicia Myers: ‘I Want To Thank You’ / ‘Here’s The Ticket’ (US MCA LP)
Level 42: ‘The Chinese Way’ (Polydor LP)
Pat Bossbone: ‘Soca Magic’ (Sun Burst 12in)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
02 12 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
03 04 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
04 02 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
05 19 Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
06 14 Beat The Street (Instrumental) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
07 07 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
08 09 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
09 36 Jackie Wilson Said – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
10 03 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
11 11 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
12 17 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
13 13 Don’t Go (Remixes) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
14 05 Big Fun – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
15 06 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
16 16 So Fine – Howard Johnson – Funk A&Merica 12”
17 20 Lifeline / Live And Let Live – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
18 53 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
19 34 Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
20 08 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
21 10 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
22 42 Today – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
23 39 Leave In Silence – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
24 27 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
25 22 What / So – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
26 29 Planet Rock / Instrumental – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
27 23 Save A Prayer – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
28 15 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
29 18 Invitations – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
30 35 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze LP
31 46 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
32 24 Don’t Stop My Love – Passion – Prelude 12”
33 30 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
34 47 Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel – Charisma 12”
35 28 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
36 41 Situation (Remix) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
37 32 Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
38 40 Give Me – I Level – Virgin 12”
39 26 I Eat Cannibals – Toto Coelo – Radialchoice 12”
40 55 Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue / Move On – Fashion – Arista 12”
41 33 Nobody’s Fool – Haircut 100 – Arista 12”
42 — So Here I Am – UB40 – DEP International 12”
43 — Shoo-Ra Shoo-Ra – Pauline Black – Chrysalis 12”
44 — Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
45 25 John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
46 — Parade – White & Torch – Chrysalis
47 49 I Can’t Help It – Junior – Mercury 12”
48 — Glittering Prize – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
49 21 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
50 52 Head Over Heels – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
51 51 Weave Your Spell – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
52 — Private Investigations – Dire Straits – Vertigo 12”
53 54 Wot! – Captain Sensible – A&M 12”
54 60 When We Party – Jay W McGee – Ensign 12”
55 — Famous Faces – Light Of The World – EMI 12”
56 — Magic Touch – Odyssey – RCA 12”
57 64 The Main Thing / Take A Chance With Me – Roxy Music – E.G. 12”
58 — White Wedding – Billy Idol – Chrysalis 12”
59 — Love Is A Stranger – Eurythmics – RCA 12”
60 — Shining Light – Alton Edwards – CBS 12”
61 — Starmaker – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
62 — She’s So Divine – The Limit – Ariola 12”
63 50 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Jennifer Holliday – Geffen
64 — Windpower – Thomas Dolby – Venice In Peril 12”
65 — Eenie Meenie – Jeffrey Osborne – Funk A&Merica 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:

Kid Creole 110f, Siouxsie 133f, Julio Iglesias 202/101-208/104-210/105r, Japan 120f, Toyah 137f, Melba Moore 114f, The Jets 201r, Paul McCartney 41-85-41/83-0r, Boys Town Gang 124f, Kim Carnes 139f, Robert Plant 113f, Steve Winwood 116c, Jeff Beck 0-129-132f.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
02 02 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
03 04 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4 U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
04 03 Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
05 12 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You / Disco Kicks (Remix) – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
06 07 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
07 05 Situation (Remix) / (Dub Version) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
08 17 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
09 13 The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – US Philly World 12”
10 08 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
11 10 Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
12 09 Hit ‘N Run Lover / Hot Wax / Agent 406 – Mother F – Canadian Matra LP
13 14 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
14 11 I Need Love – Capricorn – Italian Delirium 12”
15 06 Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
16 15 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
17 16 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – US Columbia 12”
18 18 X-Rated – Carol Jiani – Canadian Matra LP
19 22 Chain Reaction – Romanelli – 21 Records 12”
20 23 Have I The Right – Lee Prentiss – US Disconet 12”
21 28 Dirty Talk (USA Connection) / (USA Inst) – Klein & MBO – US 25 West Records 12”
22 25 Heart ‘N Soul / Changes – Imagination – R&B LP
23 — Pack Jam – The Jonzun Crew – US Tommy Boy 12”
24 19 Right On Target / Pushin’ Too Hard – Paul Parker – US Megatone 12”
25 21 Ask Me – Carol Jiani – Excaliber 12”
26 29 Heavenly Tracks Mixer – Various – US Hot Tracks 12”
27 — Remember – Gino Soccio – US Atlantic RFC LP
28 — Love-Gram – Joel Peskin – US Destiny Entertainment Corporation 12”
29 — Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
30 — You Should Hear How He Talks About You – Melissa Manchester – US Arista 12”

2 thoughts on “October 16, 1982: Grace Jones, Cargo, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Whodini, William DeVaughn”

  1. Whodini’s Magic’s Wand, Marvin Gaye’s triumphant return and the beginning of the end for Diana Ross as a relevant hit maker.

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  2. Yes the electro classics are coming thick and fast now – Tyrone Brunson – the Smurf, ET Boogie a week or two ago, Play at your own risk – the next 18 months or so are really good .
    And hip hop in general is back for its second wind now after going a bit quite for a couple of years scdar as crossovers went after the initial breakthrough in late 1979.

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