October 23, 1982: Caister Soul Weekend report, Peech Boys, Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan, Conway & Temple, Donald Byrd

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

YAZ(OO) ‘SITUATION’ remixed imports can no longer be sold here as the publishers, Sonet, have not issued a licence to cover the mechanical copyright — so why don’t Mute put it out? . . . Casablanca will soon release here the highly prized (and priced) Disconet remix of Donna Summer ‘I Feel Love’ . . . Greg Henderson will be the first release on import distributors Greyhound’s own new Greyhound Record Productions label . . . Gwen McCrae ‘Keep The Fire Burning’ is due on 12in this weekend (c/w ‘Funky Sensation’) . . . Billy Griffin will be on UK 12in early November . . . Gary’s Gang has been picked up by Arista . . . UK release is also due for the SOS Band, Extra T’s, “Q”, Bobby “O”, Divine, Flirts . . . Caister debuted the Arthur Baker produced remake by Nairobi of ‘Soul Makossa’ (out here immediately after the first import copies arrive), Prince ‘Dance Music Sex Romance‘ (a big Chris Hill wind up mixed with Mandrill/George Clinton but not due on single), Central Line ‘You’ve Said Enough‘, and (another Hill exclusive) the promo-only US RCA 12in B-side remix of Eric Robinson ‘Walk In The Light‘ . . . Pieces Of A Dream have answered Grand Master Flash with their own rap treatment of ‘Mt. Airy Groove’ in the USA . . . Earl Klugh’s old ‘Twinkle‘ 12in (Liberty 12UP 647) has been revived for his UK visit . . . Ralph Tee’s excellent much read Groove Weekly fanzine has sadly bowed out, but in great style, marking both its 100th issue and the 10th Caister with a fully typeset edition featuring a full colour cover . . . David ‘Rowdy’ Yeats has returned to PRT in an A&R capacity . . . CBS disco plugger Caroline Douratsos has been receiving completed reaction reports to a record which although mentioned never came out — there really are some dummies out there! . . . Al Taylor (Bodelwyddan Poppeys) says a Phil Ramacon PA was overshadowed by Island plugger Lloyd Burrell’s limelight stealing Jeffrey Daniel dance routine! . . . Sandy Martin (Swindon Brunel Rooms), plugging local funk group Cloud’s ‘Steppin Out (With You)‘ / ‘Rico Rico‘ single due soon, wishes there was a central agency organising club PA’s instead of all the individual companies that have to be contacted . . . DB5, London based mobile disco company, for the coming Christmas season need around four reliable entertaining jocks with records and transport but not necessarily equipment, though they must have “all round” ability — call 01-629 5897 . . . Cleveland Area DJ Association welcomes all DJs to a meeting this Sunday (24) at Thornaby’s Odd Fellows Arms to discuss book keeping and tax, but at what time is unclear . . . ‘The Smurf’ is evidently a big new dance in the States, GQ’s latest less than great single being ‘Try Smurfing‘ . . . Sharon Redd’s LP — “(all cuts)” — now tops the US Dance/Disco Top 80 but Evelyn is still top Black single . . . Stacy Lattisaw ‘Attack Of The Name Game‘, not due here until at least the new year, is hitting US pop, as finally is Grand Master Flash, but Rockers Revenge has stagnated in the lower reaches of the US Black chart . . . Khemlstry are produced by Willie Lester & Rodney Brown, adding to the soulfulness of their set reviewed last week . . . Lionel Richie’s LP suffers from bad surface noise on everybody’s copy, I’ve discovered . . . Imagination’s drop in the pop chart, if continued, must show that the wrong singles choice was indeed made . . . Paul & Robin Wheeler have in fact just this moment sold their Wheelers club in Henley . . . Canvey Goldmine owners Stan & Jayne Barrett have now bought the Sheffield Arms pub in Sheffield Green near Haywards Heath, where they plan to open ‘The Music Room’ next month . . . Stan incidentally thought he’d found a shortcut from his hotel to Caister, but ran out of road and had to take a ferry across the Norfolk Broads! . . . Barry Maleedy, jocking around Merseyside from St Helens, runs a renowned ‘Streetbeat’ disco fanzine with help from Barry Williams and ‘Chad’, and reports the local scene seems to be going back into the cities like Manchester after being country and town orientated for a while, many dedicated DJs being unable to break into clubs because of Wally jocks domination of potential up-front venues . . . BBC Radio Merseyside “soul show” DJ, Terry Lennaine must be largely responsible for Liverpool’s decline as an up-front funk centre, actually boasting that he hasn’t bought a record (let alone an import) for ages and only features the crud he’s sent in the mail — no wonder that Soul On Sound with its preview mix is selling hugely in Liverpool! . . . Liverpool does now at least have a reportedly good up-front import shop, Cheverton Records in Richmond Street . . . ‘Chad’, funking Liverpool Cagneys with Mike Davidson Fri/Saturdays, is one of the jocks seeking up-front work (on St Helens 60587) . . . Standish Cassinelli’s is being refitted but starts its up-front nights again in the new year . . . Godalming’s Secrets is temporarily closed following a fire which gutted the main bar . . . Nic Wakefield, my host at Caister, is as up-front as possible and very jazzy on Fri/Saturdays at Sidmouth Carina’s, together with Exeter Boxes Chris Dinnis keeping a healthy scene going down Devon way . . . Greg Wilson, good at his doubling-up mixes, could now handle guest spots in the South (or anywhere) on Saturday nights or Sundays alldayers ideally, as long as up to date vari-speed decks are provided — call 051-678 9683 . . . Froggy ‘Goldilocks’ now claims he never made out he was a mixing jock — he certainly talks enough these days! . . . I came up with, even if I do say so myself, some killer mixes on the next Soul On Sound: (Editor’s note: the mix starts at 0:58) Denroy Morgan/Whodini/Loose End, and Bootsy/George Clinton/Warp 9/Tyrone Brunson/Pure Energy/(chop) Planet Patrol/Joel Peskin . . . Ilford Funk Union, keen on my SOS mixes, kindly say I should jock Caister . . . See Bees T-shirts’ Radio Caister commercials kept emphasising that they don’t print a size big enough to fit Steve Walsh! . . . Steve’s Svenson advertising photo was actually used totally out of context by Private Eye recently! . . . Flashback has now moved to 90.2MHz . . . Cramond Perry (Edinburgh Annabel’s Riviera Suite) says winter’s already arrived up in Scotland — brr! . . . Dave Rawlings (Reading Rebecca’s) warns against leaving records unattended in your car, having lost a box (luckily of replaceable stuff) at 3 o’clock on a Sunday morning . . . Jeff Shack, of all people, is reportedly unkeen on competitive prices in rival shops! . . . Paul Anthony (Wolverhampton Eve’s), now with Beacon Radio’s Pete Clement bring merriment, madness and a bit of music to a few select mobile party bookings, has a list of “do its” for DJs, eg: DJs DO IT WITH TWELVE INCHERS!


Caister’s Soulful Weekend

SUNDAY AFTERNOON, I’m standing atop a sand dune. Behind me, the sea, solitary stoical fishermen, children playing on the beach with their dogs. Immediately in front of me, the Cambridge ‘Dons’ are waving their arms in time to ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, while a few hundred yards across a football pitch 3,500 more happy funkateers are all doing likewise crowded in front of a makeshift open air stage, all the sound being relayed on hundreds of portable radio/cassette speakers. This was the climax to Showstopper Promotions tenth ‘Golden’ Caister Soul Weekend, one of the very best ever, held for the first time over four days and with the largest crowd admitted since Caister II.

Amongst many innovations, the musical venues this time were spread out across large distances thus meaning that the most common sight was of windswept shivering hordes trekking from site to site between caravans and chalets that were throbbing to a jazzy soulful beat.

The main “vibe up” Silver Sands venue, equipped with Froggy’s superb sound system and brand new banana shaped console, was so hot ‘n’ humid on Friday night that it even had its own cloud formations, inside! Friday in fact seemed the biggest night, as with three nights and four days there was a much easier pace to everything, enabling the jocks (Chris Hill, Robbie ‘Painkiller’ Vincent, Froggy, Jeff Young, Chris Brown, Pete Tong, Martin Collins, Sean French, Bob Jones, Paul Clark and a fleeting Colin Hudd) to stretch out and play a wide selection of music with no rush . . . and the music this time was truly memorable, a mixture of jazz and soul of different vintages, including much James Brown/JB’s of the ‘It’s Too Funky In Here’ type.

Chris Hill was at fever pitch on Friday, less frenzied on Saturday when he featured Latin jazz and lots of mixing amongst the wind-ups, in a marathon two and one half hour set. Meanwhile in the Holiday Inn jazz room, Jeff & Pete’s double act was totally compulsive in a “what are they going to follow THAT with?!” way, culminating with some swing and even Georgie Fame’s ‘Yeh Yeh’. In fact nowhere on Saturday seemed packed, least of all the Neptune’s Palace live music venue. Because of the large crowd, admission to this was divided according to people’s pass number, the Warrior and Junior each doing shows on Friday and Saturday — but live music seemed less of a draw than records, and while the Warriors were well received Junior was perhaps too pop for prevailing tastes. This venue was also used for another major innovation, music videos and late night film shows of the ‘Porkys’, ‘Airplane’, ‘Life Of Brian’ type, plus some surprise “extras” including an audience participation ‘Animal House’ (bun fights, ‘Shout’) and a brilliant impersonation by the Brixton Front Line’s Ed and Kev of the Blues Brothers before the film of the same name.

As before, there was round the clock Radio Caister, the radio Stardust Room with all day bar becoming the social centre especially for resting jocks and all the piss artists! This time to my ears the radio stars were Chris Brown and the now well practised Jeff Young, Jeff’s Jap jazz show especially being good (anyone recording it could have saved a fortune!). This shift of social centre meant for me at least there was less caravan hopping than before, but Groove Weekly’s Ralph Tee and I were entertained to a trout dinner by Sidmouth Carina’s Nic Wakefield, Tim the jazzy chef and Frank the dog.

OK, so what were the hits? There was so much played that the accent was not necessarily on newies, but the two biggest buzzes were definitely — I hesitate to mention it — Kid Creole’s ‘Annie I Love Your Fanny’, and Willie Hutch complete with dance step to “in and out, up and down, around and around”. By the end of the weekend everyone was singing ‘In And Out‘ acappella, and a flushed Chris Hill was saying “Now let’s see Motown lose that record in the charts!” Chris has been reviving the Detroit Spinners ‘I’ll Be Around‘ for ages so that was the biggest oldie (Jeff also did well with their ‘It’s A Shame’), along with Donny Hathaway’s original ‘The Ghetto’, other oldies often heard (as well as James Brown) being Beginning Of The End ‘Funky Nassau’ and the Moments/Whatnauts ‘Girls’. Robbie Vincent (“the Leonard Cohen of jazz-funk”?) so overkilled Marvin Gaye ‘(Sexual) Healing’ that I and several others real demand for electrophonic phunk was met by some jocks with ‘E.T. Boogie’ and ‘The Smurf’, other monsters being George Clinton, Gwen McCrae, Billy Griffin, Steve Arrington, Greg Henderson, while other current material I was conscious of hearing included the SOS Band, Mandrill, New Jersey Connection, Bootsy’s Rubber Band, Exodus, Tomorrow’s Edition, Jay W McGee, Weeks & Co, The Limit (‘Pop’), Deodato, Leon Ware, William DeVaughn, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby Nunn, and — raising none of the response that Froggy had expected — Kool ‘Hi De Hi’.

All in all, an excellent Caister, with good weather when it mattered, and leaves still on all the trees. Caister XI is already set for 15, 16 and 17 April 1983, shortly before a return trip to St Tropez. My favourite comment of the entire weekend was overheard as someone stepped into a caravan: “I’m really worried, I came here expecting a rockabilly weekend . . . !”


JIM KERSHAW, the Sheffield DJ who as we reported was picked for his uncanny resemblance to the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’ to play the part in a film, has now indeed completed his scenes. Called ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ and made for TV, the film will be shown in the States at Easter — but apart from video sales there are no plans yet for a UK showing. Jim’s scenes are all done as flashback sequences through a sepia screen effect, without dialogue. It’s certainly not the happiest of roles with which to make one’s screen debut, but even if (as discretion must surely dictate) he’s not seen nationally this time, Jim will hopefully get other chances.


UK NEWIES

PEECH BOYS: ‘Don’t Make Me Walt’ (TMT TMTT 7001, via IDS 01-476 3222).
Larry Levan’s masterwork (the New York mixing jock virtually is the Peech Boys), this was continually used as reference point in my reviews until the term “fierce” came to signify the style of freaky electrophonic disco which this extremely important record started way back at the beginning of the year. OK, so it’s been big on import ever since — but this direct influence on Rockers Revenge (and currently great mix with ‘E.T. Boogie’!), full of flutter flanging and all sorts of fierce freakiness, is now here on 3-track 12in in 115bpm original A-side form, 114bpm alternative ‘Dub’ mix (the easiest to use), and brand new 116bpm vocally started special version which is very different, with hollering acappella finale! Go get it!

RUDDY THOMAS & SUSAN CADOGAN: ‘(You Know How To Make Me) Feel So Good’ (Virgin VS 555-12).
Causing a sensation ever since it appeared just the other day on Hawkeye, this beautiful gently reggaefied 85-86bpm 12in lovers rock duet of the familiar Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes “touch me” slowie has a backing lifted from William DeVaughn’s ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ and now it’s on a major label is all set to mash up de nation!

CONWAY & TEMPLE: ‘You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder (Love Lights)’ (Jive JIVE T 27).
Kinda late out here, this excellent sneakily compulsive catchy chick ‘n’ chap duetted 111bpm 12in soulful swayer grooves pleasantly before becoming a bit of a rapper near the end (instrumental flip). Previously better known as ‘Love Lights’, the rearranged title now puts emphasis rightly on the line that everyone remembers.

DONALD BYRD & 125th STREET, N.Y.C.: ‘Star Trippin’ (LP ‘Words, Sounds, Colors And Shapes’ Elektra K 52427).
Isaac Hayes-produced pleasant enough self-serving set, this Hayes-penned basically instrumental vocodered and cooed 0-121bpm mushy thudder being best new dancer, ‘Everyday‘ a nice EWF-ish 99bpm slow half-stepping jogger, ‘I’m Coming Home‘ a lightweight jolting 110bpm swayer, and ‘High Energy‘ a ponderous 93bpm judderer, the accent everywhere being on group vocals rather than Donald’s trumpet.

KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Think It Over’ (LP ‘As One’ De-Lite DSR 3).
Overall a dull disappointment, the only true goodie being this lovely mellow gently flowing 0-103bpm swayer in ‘Too Hot’ style, while ‘Pretty Baby‘ is a formularised 118-120bpm rerun of past hits, ‘Street Kids‘ a monotonous 118bpm jitterer, and ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho‘ a surprisingly low key limp and wimpy slow 108-109bpm chugger which belies its rabble rousing title yet doubtless will make some sort of hit single in the future.

GIL SCOTT-HERON: ‘Fast Lane’ (LP ‘Moving Target’ Arista 204921).
Inimitably croaking out poems in the form of songs over perpetually tumbling densely textured jittery rhythms, Gil sounds much as usual in a consistently strong set (if you’re into him already) best for very specialist venues, this 102-104bpm jerker having angry sax and guitar, while on the 115bpm ‘Explanations‘ he cuts through the generally mumbling intro hubbub with “Can I Get A Word In Edgewise?”!

JIM KELLY: ‘Watermellon’ (Lucky 7 LSD 003).
At a useful Musical Youth tempo, this c.73½bpm 12in reggae rapper is in fact a flipside alternative treatment of the actually more interesting two-stage Thinnerone & Dr Sting ‘Breaking Up Love & Land Crisis‘ track, but the latter ends up with possibly controversial (and dated?) social commentary about “Margaret” and the Falklands.

TONY SHERMAN: ‘Ellovee-ee’ (Polydor POSPX 517).
Corny 123bpm 12in pop disco bounder, pronounced ‘L-O-V-E’ by the Amsterdam-based singer of ‘Stars On Stevie Wonder’.


IMPORTS

BEING AWAY at Caister for four days until Sunday night, and then sadly having to go to my grandmother’s funeral Monday lunchtime, I’m afraid I haven’t had time to review the hot imports even though thanks to Rayners Lane’s Record & Disco Centre and Gullivers DJ Graham Gold they were all waiting for me.

On the 12in front are:
THE STRIKERS: ‘Contagious‘ (Prelude)
SYL JOHNSON: ‘Ms Fine Brown Frame‘ (Boardwalk)
INNER LIFE: ‘Moment Of My Life‘ (Salsoul) — 3-track Shep Pettibone remix.
CAROL DOUGLAS: ‘You’re Not So Hot (Instrumental)‘ (Canadian Next Plateau)
STONE: ‘Girl I Like The Way That You Move‘ (West End)
PURE ENERGY: ‘Too Hot‘ (Prism) — 118bpm and fairly fierce!
NIJEL: ‘Dance So Fine‘ (Fantasy) — 119bpm thudder.
STARBOX: ‘Let’s Rockett‘ (Roy B) — 121bpm noisy smacker.
KREAMCICLE: ‘Hold On‘ (SAM)

The LPs being:
ROCKET (Quality RFC) — excellent CHA spinoff.
MELBA MOORE (Capitol)
KLYMAXX (Solar) — 101bpm ‘Heartbreaker‘ great with Grace Jones!
JANET JACKSON (A&M) — 124bpm ‘Young Love‘.
CARL CARLTON (RCA) — 117bpm ‘Swing That Sexy Thing‘.
INTENSIVE HEAT (My Disc)
ENCHANTMENT (US Columbia)

Full reviews next week.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – OCTOBER 23, 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 09 Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie – MCA 12”
05 12 Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ – US Rain Records 12”
06 14 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
07 07 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
08 08 Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT 12”
09 06 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
10 04 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy / Inst – US Carnival 12”
11 27 Willie Hutch – In And Out – US Motown 12”
12 23 Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out – US Konglather 12”
13 05 Rockers Revenge – Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
14 36 George Clinton – Loopzilla – US Capitol 12”
15 43 Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing / Instrumental – US Columbia 12”
16 48 Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning / Doin’ It / I Need To Be With You – US Atlantic LP
17 18 Rockers Revenge – Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Dubbing In Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
18 11 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – US Radar 12”
19 13 Jay W McGee – When We Party (Uptown Downtown) – Ensign 12”
20 10 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
21 24 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental – US Prelude 12”
22 26 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ – De-Lite 12”
23 35 Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
24 39 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – US Columbia LP
25 28 Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie / Instrumental – US Sunnyview 12”
26 74 The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes / Good & Plenty – US Tabu 12”
27 21 Zapp – Dance Floor – Warner Bros 12”
28 22 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
29 15 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Inst) / (Vocal) – Ensign 12”
30 17 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
31 NE Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf – US Believe In A Dream 12”
32 16 The Limit – She’s So Divine / Pop – Ariola 12”
33 19 Imagination – Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – R&B LP
34 45 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
35 58 Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – Do Ya Wanna Funk – London 12”
36 20 Howard Johnson – So Fine – Funk A&Merica 12”
37 41 Shakatak – Invitations – Polydor 12”
38 44 Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) – Inner Vision 12”
39 53 Loose End – We’ve Arrived – Virgin 12”
40 52 Gang’s Back – Love – US Handshake LP
41 50 Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle – Island 12”
42 38 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me – US SAM 12”
43 37 David Christie – Saddle Up – KR 12”
44 71 Imagination – In The Heat Of The Night – R&B 12”
45 51 Lionel Richie – Serves You Right / Tell Me – US Motown LP
46 40 Level 42 – Weave Your Spell (Remix) – Polydor 12”
47 64 Alfie Silas – A Puppet To You – US RCA 12”
48 62 Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk / Inst – US Tommy Boy 12”
49 32 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”/Epic LP
50 31 Evelyn King – Back To Love / Get Loose / I Can’t Stand It / Stop That – RCA LP
51 49 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
52 73 Mandrill – Put Your Money Where The Funk Is – US Montage 12”
53 33 Stix Hooper – Feeling Happy / Gimme Some Space – US MCA LP
54 RE Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC – Star Trippin’ – US Elektra LP
55 70 Whodini – Magic’s Wand – US Jive 12”
56 25 Warriors – Destination / Hot Apple – Ensign LP
57 72 Deodato – Keep On Movin’ / Whistle Bump (Remix) – Warner Bros 12”
58 RE “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” / Instrumental – US Philly World 12”
59 34 Second Image – What’s Happening – Polydor 12”
60 47 Sugarhill Gang – The Lover In You – Sugarhill 12”
61 57 Marc Sadane – One Minute From Love / Exciting – Warner Bros 12”
62 77 Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen Music 12”
63 61 The Quick – Touch – Epic 12” promo remix
64 29 I Level – Give Me – Virgin 12”
65 30 The Hudsons – Show Me You Care – Streetwave 12”
66 42 Freda Payne – In Motion – US Sutra 12”
67 NE Bloodstone – Go On And Cry – Epic
68 63 Eddie Murphy – Boogie In Your Butt – US The Entertainment Co 12”
69 80 Exodus – Together Forever – US Charlotte Amalie 12”
70 NE Warp 9 – Nunk / Instrumental – US Prism 12”
71 NE Stacy Lattisaw – Sneakin’ Out / Guys Like You – Atlantic 12”
72 59 Goodie – You And I / Do Something / Does Anybody Know Where The Party Is – US Total Experience LP
73 82 Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove (Remix) / Warm Weather – Elektra 12”
74 65 Jeffrey Osborne – Eenie Meenie – Funk A&Merica 12”
75 68 Junior – I Can’t Help It / Let Me Know – Mercury 12”
76 56 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny / Somewhere Beyond – US One Way 12”
77 79 Luther Vandross – Better Love / You’re The Sweetest One / She Loves Me Back / Bad Boy/Having A Party – US Epic LP
78 69 Pressure Drop – Rock The House – US Tommy Boy 12”
79 RE Kadenza – Let’s Stay Together – PRT 12”
80 NE Stacy Lattisaw – Attack Of The Name Game / Hey There Lonely Boy – US Cotillion LP
81 NE William DeVaughn – Creme De Creme – US HCRC 12”
82 RE Valentine Bros – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – US Bridge 12”
83 NE The Jammers – And You Know That – US Salsoul 12”
84 RE Kenny G – Stop And Go / The Shuffle / Mercy Mercy Mercy – US Arista LP
85 81 Gwen Guthrie – It Should Have Been You (Remix) – US Island 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan: ‘(You Know How To) Make Me Feel So Good’ (Hawkeye 12in)
Bobby Nunn: ‘She’s Just A Groupie’ (US Motown LP)
Khemistry: ‘Can You Feel My Love’ / ‘I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use’ / ‘I Got A Feeling’ (US Columbia LP)
Inner Life: ‘Moment Of My Life’ / ‘I Picked A Winner’ / ‘I Like It Like That’ / ‘I’ve Got To Find Me Somebody’ (US Salsoul LP)
Tomorrow’s Edition: ‘In The Grooves’ / ‘A Song For Everyone’ (US Atlantic RFC LP)
Strikers: ‘Contagious’ (US Prelude 12in)
Linx: ‘Don’t Hit Me With Love’ (Chrysalis 12in)
Kool & The Gang: ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho’ / ‘Think It Over’ (De-Lite LP)
Yazoo: ‘Situation (Remix)’ (US Sire 12in)
Freddie McGregor: ‘Reggae On It’ (Intense 12in)
Gil Scott-Heron: ‘Fast Lane’ / ‘Explanations’ (Arista LP)
Carol Williams: ‘Can’t Get Away’ (US Vanguard 12in)
Leon Ware: ‘Why I Came To California’ (US Elektra LP)
Carl Carlton: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (US RCA 12in)
The Jonzun Crew: ‘Pack Jam’ / Inst (US Tommy Boy 12in)
Mighty Diamonds: ‘Pass The Kouchie’ (Music Work 12in)
Cargo: ‘Holding On For Love’ (US Snowflake 12in)
(Detroit) Spinners: ‘I’ll Be Around’ (Atlantic)
Sunrize: ‘Who’s Stickin’ It’ / ‘You Are The One’ (US Boardwalk LP)
The Bang Gang: ‘Fill Me Up’ (US Sugarscoop 12in)
Alfie Silas: ‘Communicate’ / ‘Put The Freeze On’ (US RCA LP)
Denroy Morgan: ‘Happy Feelings’ / Inst (US Becket 12in)
Level 42: ‘The Chinese Way’ / ‘You Can’t Blame Louis’ / ‘Last Chance’ (Polydor LP)
Gap Band: ‘You Dropped A Bomb On Me’ (Mercury 12in)
Joel Peskin: ‘Love-gram’ (US Destiny 12in)
Push: ‘My Heart’ (Excaliber 12in)
Yazoo: ‘Don’t Go (Remix)’ (Mute 12in)
Debbie Trusty: ‘Searchin’ For Some Lovin’ / Inst (US West End 12in)
Klein & MBO: ‘Dirty Talk (USA Connection Inst)’ / ‘(European)’ (US 25 West 12in)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 02 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
02 01 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
03 04 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
04 03 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
05 18 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
06 05 Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
07 17 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
08 12 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
09 09 Jackie Wilson Said – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
10 06 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Inst) / (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
11 15 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
12 10 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
13 11 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
14 07 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
15 19 Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
16 08 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
17 13 Don’t Go (Remix) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
18 14 Big Fun – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
19 20 Fame – Irene Cara – RSO 12”
20 29 Invitations – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
21 30 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
22 16 So Fine – Howard Johnson – Funk A&Merica 12”
23 21 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
24 25 What – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
25 23 Leave In Silence – Depeche Mode – Mute 12”
26 24 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
27 28 Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor – Scotti Bros
28 27 Save A Prayer – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
29 44 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
30 31 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
31 22 Today – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
32 — Reap The Wild Wind – Ultravox – Chrysalis 12”
33 48 Glittering Prize – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
34 34 Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel – Charisma 12”
35 54 When We Party (Uptown Downtown) – Jay W McGee – Ensign 12”
36 59 Love Is A Stranger – Eurythmics – RCA 12”
37 37 Jump To It – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
38 26 Planet Rock – Soul Sonic Force – 21 Records 12”
39 46 Parade – White & Torch – Chrysalis
40 43 Shoo-Ra Shoo-Ra – Pauline Black – Chrysalis 12”
41 49 Stool Pigeon – Kid Creole – Ze 12”
42 61 Starmaker – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
43 40 Love Shadow Smokey Dialogue / Move On – Fashion – Arista 12”
44 32 Don’t Stop My Love – Passion – Prelude 12”
45 36 Situation (Remix) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
46 51 Weave Your Spell – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
47 45 John Wayne Is Big Leggy – Haysi Fantayzee – Regard 12”
48 63 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Jennifer Holliday – Geffen
49 52 Private Investigations – Dire Straits – Vertigo 12”
50 35 Under The Boardwalk – Tom Tom Club – Island 12”
51 — Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
52 — Hard To Say I’m Sorry – Chicago – Full Moon
53 38 Give Me – I Level – Virgin 12”
54 — Mockingbird – Belle Stars – Stiff 12”
55 — What’s Happening – Second Image – Polydor 12”
56 57 Take A Chance With Me – Roxy Music – E.G. 12”
57 50 Head Over Heels – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
58 33 Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
59 58 White Wedding – Billy Idol – Chrysalis 12”
60 — Lies – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
61 42 So Here I Am – UB40 – DEP International 12”
62 47 I Can’t Help It – Junior – Mercury 12”
63 60 Shining Light – Alton Edwards – CBS 12”
64 — I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
65 65 Eenie Meenie – Jeffrey Osborne – Funk A&Merica 12”


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
02 03 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4 U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
03 02 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
04 04 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
05 10 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
06 07 Situation (Remixes) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
07 09 The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – US Philly World 12”
08 08 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
09 15 Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
10 06 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
11 13 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
12 20 Have I The Right – Lee Prentiss – US Disconet 12”
13 17 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – US Columbia 12”
14 16 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
15 21 Dirty Talk (USA Connection) – Klein & MBO – US 25 West Records 12”
16 12 Various – Mother F – Canadian Matra LP
17 05 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
18 — There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
19 19 Chain Reaction – Romanelli – 21 Records 12”
20 29 Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
21 — Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
22 11 Signed Sealed Delivered (I’m Yours) / Disco Kicks (Remix) – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
23 — Computer Wars – Began Began – US One Way 12”
24 — Can’t Believe – Nancy Martin – US Atlantic RFC 12”
25 — Knock Me Out – Gary’s Gang – US Radar 12”
26 — Bad Connection – Yazoo – Mute LP
27 26 Heavenly Tracks Mixer – Various – US Hot Tracks 12”
28 — Love Is Just A Game – Judy “B” – Canadian Formula 12”
29 18 X-Rated – Carol Jiani – Canadian Matra LP
30 — Make My Feet Wanna Dance – Motion – Canadian Scorpio 12”

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