October 30, 1982: Gary’s Gang, Nick Straker Band, Greg Henderson, Wreckin Crew, Madonna, Janet Jackson

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

EVELYN KING ‘Back To Love‘ / ‘Shame’ is the follow-up, due now . . . Lionel Richie is now selling better on less noisily pressed French import, but in fact his album has been banned on import anyway . . . Mighty Diamonds ‘Pass The Kouchie‘ has been re-promoted not surprisingly on 70½bpm 7in (Music Works RT 100), but whether it’s on 12in again is unclear . . . Mark Clark, with friends in high places, got the Liberal Publication Dept to send me David Steel’s ‘I Feel Liberal — Alright!‘ (Scotland Video SV 555), a fairly moronic 94-95bpm 7in pop chanter complete with printed instructions to dance the Steel-Step, of curiosity value solely for the Liberal leader’s superimposed “rap” towards the end! . . . Incantation’s “Andean” 96-122bpm ‘Cacharpaya’ is also on 12in (Beggars Banquet BEG 84T) . . . Freda Payne, Denroy Morgan, Jamaica Girls, Disco Connection are coming from PRT . . . The Jammers ‘And You Know That’ has now appeared in a Shep Pettibone ‘Dub Version’ with his original mix side as flip (US Salsoul SG 337) . . . Yaz(oo) ‘Don’t Go’ now tops the US Dance/Disco chart . . . Barry’s Disco Centre holds another equipment exhibition in Gloucester on Sunday 14th November, in the Gloucester Leisure Centre 12-5.30pm, including large screen video, a huge Pulsar lighting display, and PA by Radio 1’s Simon Bates . . . Edgbaston Faces French now hold the DJ Convention on Sunday 28th November, and it’s co-sponsored by Rush Release/Club Mirror — who are also mounting a national search for the Disc Jockey Of The Year (disco/cabaret club/college/pub jocks eligible) . . . Rush Release Video Ltd has also been launched to supply clubs with up to date video compilations covering three musical categories — Pop/MoR, Soul/Disco, Alternative/Dance — as near to monthly as possible and all for just a £25 registration fee (for one category, £50 for two, £60 for three) per annum, the actual tapes being financed by a sponsor’s adverts which will comprise 2 second flashes between tracks and one full commercial (details 01-675 4916) . . . Disc-Eyes video compilations at £60 per month for one hour of general chart/new release/oldies material look less attractive in comparison now although they’re in line with other prevailing charges (details 01-734 8311) . . . New York based Davemann Enterprises (they control OPEC, the Organisation of Professional Entertainers of Color, a DJ record pool) are rather sketchily asking for UK or European “music coordinators” (ie: DJs) to work in America — don’t only send your details but ask for their full terms and conditions, contacting Diana Bravo, 175 Main Ave, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798, USA (Suite 170) . . . Giles Rankin (ex-Southampton University’s Bootsies) will be assistant manager at the new Our Price record shop in Bournemouth’s Commercial Road, and personally responsible for the import stock giving DJs reasonable rates . . . Peterborough’s ‘Godfather’ Steve Allen sits in for holidaying Robert Jones on Hereward Radio’s Soul Show this Saturday 7-10pm, Greg ‘115bpm’ Wilson should be starting his new mixing spots (three of 15 minutes each) on Mike Shaft’s Piccadilly Radio soul show this Sunday afternoon . . . Harvey Fuqua rang me last week to say that he’ll be working here and in Belgium now, and — considering he gave Marvin Gaye his first gig back in the late ’50s as one of his Moonglows — Harvey’s new production partnership with Marvin is aptly called Full Circle . . . Marvin incidentally is conspicuously absent from Motown’s new two ’16 Big Hits’ LPs (‘The Early ’60s’ / ‘The Late ’60s’), but on the other hand there’s an inordinate amount of Diana Ross & The Supremes included . . . Theo Loyla finally marries Level 42 sleeve-designing Joy Barling this coming Monday, celebrating afterwards at the now thoroughly presentable and flourishing Mayfair Gullivers . . . I did a wedding gig last Saturday in possibly the largest acreage of marquee I’ve ever seen, ending up this time with all the fellas zooming up and down the full length to the ‘Dambusters’! . . . Frank Sinatra’s ‘Night And Day’ suddenly sounds essential, since its brilliant adaptation into an Outdoor Girl cosmetics commercial . . . Gary Oldis (Aycliffe Bee Jays Country Club) compiled his current chart purely from request slips, and still Alfie Silas ‘Puppet‘ came in at number 9 — hurrah! . . . Mark Clark (Bracknell 54799) needs the US 12in disco remake of Andy Williams ‘Love Story’, your price paid . . . Chris Ramrachia (01-422 6338), early week warm-up to Graham Gold at Gullivers, wants mobile or resident work (who doesn’t?) . . . Graham’s hairstyle incidentally, halfway to a new cut last week, temporarily made him look like an economy size Steve Walsh! . . . ouch, that’s my shin! . . . Kev Hill (Brentwood) was puzzled by a request for “the one with the geezer who shouts “horse shit”, until it turned out to be the “push it” bit from Weeks & Co! . . . Colin Cordrey (Edinburgh Mad Hatter’s Speakeasy) had a white drawling US southerner ask after an hour of solid soul mixing, “Don’t you-all ever play any American music?” — turned out the idiot appeared quite unaware of any music outside Country & Western! . . . Larry Foster says he almost saw John Osborne at Ilford’s Room At The Top but before he could get near him, John was fighting off a posse of women who mistook him for Nick Heyward — and he was literally caught with his pants down! . . . The Hudsons have done a great jingle for Soul On Sound, so how come they can’t sing that well on their record?! . . . Frenchie’s latest slow oldie around the North-West is Roberta Flack ‘Qual E Malindrinho‘ (MCA LP) . . . Charly Records have released the Nina Simone ‘My Baby Just Cares For Me’ LP of vintage ’50s cuts (CR 30217) . . . John Dene (Dunstable & Wimbledon Tiffanys) superimposes the first few seconds of ‘E.T. Boogie’ over any instrumental bit of Yaz ‘Situation (Dub Mix)’ . . . ‘Star Wars’ as predicted lost its sense of wonder when seen on the small screen (in fact I went out for a meal!) . . . Chris Hill, future singing star? . . . Paul Anthony (Wolverhampton Eve’s) continues his “do it do it” theme with “DJs do it with Shure microphones, James Hamilton does it with a stopwatch, Steve Walsh does it with curling tongs, Rush Release do it with everybody, Radio One’s Steve Wright won’t do it in Wolverhampton” . . . Paul Anthony does it without kneecaps? . . . KEEP THE FORCE!


AT LAST CBS have released the long awaited 12in version of Marvin Gaye’s superbly sensuous 97/47bpm ‘(Sexual) Healing‘ (CBS A 13-2855), although at 4:50 the ‘Club Mix’ is hardly a marathon — so mixers will still probably combine two copies using the instrumental flip. Unbelievably, all the backing is completely electronic.


UK NEWIES

GARY’S GANG: ‘Knock Me Out’ (Arista ARIST 12499).
Right back with their old ‘Keep On Dancin’ sound, this Eric Matthew-produced cheerfully romping 121½-121bpm 12in crossover smash sounds refreshingly simple and frisky (instrumental flip) and is already hitting radio here.

THE NICK STRAKER BAND: ‘Straight Ahead’ (Firebird/Pinnacle 12 FLAME 33).
Appropriately titled excellent simple 121½bpm 12in driving smacker has high pitched harmonies, honking sax, intensifying rhythm, and two more differently treated instrumental versions on the flip.

GREG HENDERSON: ‘Dreamin’ (Greyhound Record Productions GRPT 101, via IDS).
On UK release just as it’s picked up by SAM in the States, this massive smash jazz-funk flowing 116bpm 12in shuffler may have less commercial appeal than the above two reviews but musically is the one discerning fans will buy.

KURTIS BLOW: ‘Tough’ (Mercury BLOW 1012).
Inspired in its attempt at social relevance by Grandmaster Flash but not in the same league, this starkly smacking 107bpm 12in rapper nevertheless works well and (with nifty varispeed control) bridges nicely between ‘The Message’ and ‘Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)’.

ALSO ABOUT on UK 12in now are:
GWEN McCRAE: ‘Keep The Fire Burning‘ (Atlantic) — 128bpm soul flier.
JIMMIE GRAY: ‘The Kool People‘ (JKO) — 115bpm goodie.
CENTRAL LINE: ‘You’ve Said Enough‘ (Mercury) — 111bpm smacker.
SHAKATAK: ‘Stranger‘ (Polydor) — 128bpm formula.
TOUCHDOWN: ‘Breakout Dub‘ (Excaliber) — 129bpm.


IMPORTS

WRECKIN CREW: ‘Chance To Dance’ (US Erect ERD 1216).
Excellent somewhat Slave-ish subdued 106(intro)-110-109bpm 12in roller with soulful vocal group interplay creating a flowingly melodic potentially classic soul “family anthem” type of feel allied to catchy P’funk chants at times — this could be enormous.

CAROL DOUGLAS: ‘You’re Not So Hot’ (Canadian Next Plateau NP-50010).
Although the well made but less densely textured vocal “disco” side is good enough, the dynamite side of this whomping jittery 116-117bpm 12in judderer is the instrumental flip with jazzy vibes taking the lead melody line.

SYL JOHNSON: ‘Ms. Fine Brown Frame’ (US Boardwalk NB-99904-9).
The veteran ‘Is It Because I’m Black’ soulster returns to a lengthily introed great jiggly 112-113-114bpm funk groove in ‘Bad Mama Jama’-meets-James Brown style (‘Rapp Payback’ follows well), finishing acappella, on 3-track 12in with good value more traditionally soulful flipside tunes.

ROCKET: ‘I Wanna Know’ (LP ‘Rocket’ Canadian Quality/RFC QRFC 1005).
Dramatic brassily introed chix and chaps cooed slinky 115(start)-113-114-113bpm roller with a superb undulating bass line and lots of room for cool moves, the standout dance cut from a consistent sounding CHA-associated set of similarly effortless grooves, like the languidly soulful 103-104bpm ‘Here Comes My Love‘ and rhythmically Evelyn-ish 113bpm ‘Love Chain‘.

STONE: ‘Girl I Like The Way You Move’ (US West End WES 22147).
Oddly bubbling, chugging and thudding 121-122-121-122bpm 12in ever circling groove gets soulfully het up as tinkling vibes pick up the main momentum to build remorselessly over a wukka-wukking electronic noise, which then kicks off the ‘Dub Mix‘ instrumental flip.

CAPTAIN SKY: ‘Don’t Touch That Dial’ (US Philly World PWR 2006).
“Dial tuning” introed cool sparse spacious 115-116-117bpm smacker with obvious affinities to the much busier ‘Loopzilla’, on 3-track 12in with an absolutely gorgeous smoochy 0-48-49-0bpm revival of Bloodstone’s ‘Natural High‘ and (actually the A-side) another starkly smacking c.107-110bpm dull P’funk-ish revival of Buddy Miles’s ‘Them Changes‘.

THE STRIKERS: ‘Contagious’ (US Prelude PRL D636).
Slightly disappointing ramblingly untidy 111-113-111-110-111bpm 12in rerun of the basic ‘Ladies Night’ idea, in sort of Weeks & Co-ish style, the instrumental flip possibly being tighter for mixers at least.

MELBA MOORE: ‘The Other Side Of The Rainbow’ LP (US Capitol ST-12243).
You heard Evelyn King’s new album, right? Well now hear it sung by Melba Moore, ‘Mind Up Tonight’ being 116bpm, ‘Knack For Me‘ 115bpm, ‘I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)‘ 117bpm, ‘How’s Love Been Treating You‘ 116bpm, ‘Underlove‘ 122bpm, all fine if you like carefully controlled production quality rather than spontaneous excitement. Next!

SKYY: ‘Won’t You Be Mine’ (LP ‘Skyyjammer’ Dutch Rams Horn RAMSH 5041).
Out in Holland ahead even of Stateside Salsoul release, the somewhat disappointing set’s best bet so far seems to be this bass burbled solid 116-117bpm but loose limbed trucker with subdued vocal interplay intensifying in bursts of pent-up power, all rather reminiscent I suppose of Rafael Cameron.

PUFF: ‘Body Rock’ (US My Disc 4Z9 03296).
Teasingly introed resonantly rolling c.120bpm 12in synth ‘n’ percussion filled semi-fierce chugger with GQ-ish touches and “get down you funky mother” chants, smoother and possibly better in the so-called instrumental 121-119-121bpm flip.

PURE ENERGY: ‘Too Hot’ (US Prism PDS 445).
Fairly fierce jittery thudding 118bpm 12in monotonous brassy bumper, the ‘Party Mix’ being less of a song than the chap ‘n’ chix wailed main vocal though both have sharp production tricks.

GLORIA GAYNOR: ‘Tease Me’ (US Atlantic 0-89941).
Surprisingly OK Ollie E Brown-produced boomingly lurching 121bpm 12in pusher with nice percussion and catchy chorus.

CARL CARLTON: ‘Swing That Sexy Thang’ (LP ‘The Bad C.C.’ US RCA AFL1-4425).
Narada Michael Walden produced this aptly titled 117bpm funkily rumbling swayer and a subdued strange 62/124bpm revival of ‘Under The Boardwalk‘, the soulful set’s other big revival (apart from the Patrick Cowley synthesised 118bpm ‘Baby I Need Your Loving‘ 12in being a bumpily jogging 110bpm ‘Groovin‘.

INNER LIFE: ‘Moment Of My Life’ (US Salsoul SG 379).
Typically strung out Shep Pettibone remix of the acappella introed soulful chix sung 113bpm rolling jolter, now in three versions on 12in. Often Pettibone seems to muck things about just to justify his cheque for the job.

MADONNA: ‘Everybody’ (US Sire 0-29899).
Always threatening to topple into dreaded Eurodisco territory, this trite chix squawked, sucked and sighed 120bpm 12in looping loper is saved by a nice easy bass line which, while nothing spectacular, stands out on the empty ‘Dub Version‘ flip.

JANET JACKSON: ‘Young Love’ (LP ‘Janet Jackson’ US A&M SP-6-4907).
Pretty kid sister of LaToya and those Jackson boys, Janet struts squeakily through this Rene & Angela-penned 124bpm clomping swinger, others on the bright and perky set seeming less substantial dance floor wise.

STARBOX: ‘Let’s Rockett’ (US Roy B. RYBD-8501).
Chix chanted naggingly familiar fast noisy 121bpm 12in smacker with busily burbling bass synth underpinning the surface excitement and two more B-side versions.

NIJEL: ‘Dance So Fine’ (US Fantasy D-211).
Vocoder introed jittery 119bpm 12in thudder wailed by a gruff guy in basic funky style (instrumental flip).

KREAMCICLE: ‘Hold On’ (US SAM S-12352).
Cleanly striding start to a chix squeaked and then possibly too busy but ultimately empty 122-123-124bpm 12in flurry of lurching momentum and trendy fierce trappings, instrumental flip.

SUNRIZE: ‘Who’s Stickin’ It’ (LP ‘Sunrize’ US Boardwalk NB-33257-1).
Isleys-produced routine c.120bpm smacker, slickly soulful “product” along with the shuffling c.119bpm ‘I Just Wanna Make Sweet Love Tonight‘ backbeat swayer, jittering c.116bpm ‘You Are The One‘, and some slowies.

VICKI “D”: ‘Mystery Lover’ (US SAM S-12350).
Surprisingly dull c.115bpm 12in clomper lacking dynamics despite a nice enough sax break.

MICHAEL WILSON: ‘Groove It To Your Body’ (US Prelude PRL D637).
Jittery guitar builds brassily through unhurried handclaps with flute, synth and even some harp fleshing out the jiggly 124(start)-123-124bpm 12in texture behind a lightly growly guy (more freakily synthetic instrumental flip).

JAMES PERRY: ‘April Lady’ (US Carnival CAR-802-D).
High pitched gent pleasantly enough wails along with “shoop shoop”-ing chix over a shuffling 107-108bpm 12in “modern soul” jog tempo, but it’s not a song so much as a mood and the remixed flip relies even more on repetition of the unseasonal title line.

YVONNE BROWN: ‘Goin’ Down’ (US Montage 79903).
Competent enough snappy c.120bpm 12in smacking jolter, Yvonne wailing about going down for the third time rather than anything more explicit.

GLEN EDWARD THOMAS: ‘Turn Around’ (LP ‘Take Love’ US Capitol ST-12230).
Pleasant sometimes Stevie-accented “new soul” listening set of mainly tender ballads (though there are a couple of brittle jitterers), produced by Soul Train’s Don Cornelius with background vocals by Waters, this O’Bryan/Cornelius-penned long 59bpm smoocher being most straightforward.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – OCTOBER 30, 1982

01 01 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Instrumental) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Prelude 12”
02 10 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – US Carnival 12”
03 03 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music – KR 12”
04 02 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
05 05 Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ – Greyhound Record Productions 12”
06 11 Willie Hutch – In And Out – US Motown 12”
07 06 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
08 04 Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie – MCA 12”
09 17 Rockers Revenge – Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Dubbing In Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
10 15 Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing / Instrumental – CBS 12”
11 07 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
12 18 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – Arista 12”
13 14 George Clinton – Loopzilla – US Capitol 12”
14 16 Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning – Atlantic 12”
15 21 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental – Firebird 12”
16 09 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
17 12 Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out – US Konglather 12”
18 25 Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie / Instrumental – US Sunnyview 12”
19 24 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – US Columbia LP
20 26 The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes / Good & Plenty – US Tabu 12”
21 13 Rockers Revenge – Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – London 12”
22 28 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
23 31 Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf – US Believe In A Dream 12”
24 08 Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT 12”
25 32 The Limit – She’s So Divine – Ariola 12”
26 39 Loose End – We’ve Arrived – Virgin 12”
27 23 Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
28 22 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ – De-Lite 12”
29 38 Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) – Inner Vision 12”
30 19 Jay W McGee – When We Party (Uptown Downtown) – Ensign 12”
31 27 Zapp – Dance Floor – Warner Bros 12”
32 29 Galaxy – Head Over Heels (Inst) / (Vocal) – Ensign 12”
33 49 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”/Epic LP
34 41 Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle – Island 12”
35 33 Imagination – Changes / Heart ‘N’ Soul – R&B LP
36 30 Aretha Franklin – Jump To It – US Arista 12”
37 48 Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk / Inst – US Tommy Boy 12”
38 20 Grand Master Flash – The Message – Sugarhill 12”
39 55 Whodini – Magic’s Wand – US Jive 12”
40 34 Passion – Don’t Stop My Love – Prelude 12”
41 42 Mike & Brenda Sutton – Don’t Let Go Of Me – US SAM 12”
42 56 Warriors – Destination / Hot Apple – Ensign LP
43 44 Imagination – In The Heat Of The Night – R&B 12”
44 45 Lionel Richie – Serves You Right / Tell Me / Wandering Stranger – US Motown LP
45 RE Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – TMT 12”
46 53 Stix Hooper – Feeling Happy / Gimme Some Space / Let’s Talk It Out – US MCA LP
47 47 Alfie Silas – A Puppet To You – US RCA 12”
48 52 Mandrill – Put Your Money Where The Funk Is – US Montage 12”
49 81 William DeVaughn – Creme De Creme – US HCRC 12”
50 35 Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – Do Ya Wanna Funk – London 12”
51 50 Evelyn King – Get Loose / Back To Love / I Can’t Stand It – RCA LP
52 40 Gang’s Back – Love – US Handshake LP
53 57 Deodato – Keep On Movin’ / Whistle Bump (Remix) – Warner Bros 12”
54 70 Warp 9 – Nunk / Instrumental – US Prism 12”
55 62 Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen Music 12”
56 NE Gwen McCrae – Doin’ It / Make Believe / I Need To Be With You – US Atlantic LP
57 65 The Hudsons – Show Me You Care – Streetwave 12”
58 59 Second Image – What’s Happening – Polydor 12”
59 61 Marc Sadane – One Minute From Love / Exciting – Warner Bros 12”
60 46 Level 42 – Weave Your Spell (Remix) / Love Games (Live) – Polydor 12”
61 66 Freda Payne – In Motion – US Sutra 12”
62 51 Touche – Wrap It Up – US Emergency 12”
63 77 Luther Vandross – Better Love / Bad Boy/Having A Party / You’re The Sweetest One / She Loves Me Back – US Epic LP
64 67 Bloodstone – Go On And Cry – Epic
65 69 Exodus – Together Forever – US Charlotte Amalie 12”
66 73 Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove (Remix) / Warm Weather – Elektra 12”
67 NE Kurtis Blow – Tough – Mercury 12”
68 85 Gwen Guthrie – It Should Have Been You (Remix) – US Island 12”
69 NE Khemistry – Can You Feel My Love / I Got A Feeling – US Columbia LP
70 79 Kadenza – Let’s Stay Together – PRT 12”
71 71 Stacy Lattisaw – Sneakin’ Out / Jump To The Beat – Atlantic 12”
72 NE Light Of The World – Famous Faces / Get On Board – EMI 12”
73 NE Cargo – Holding On For Love / It’s Your Love – CG Records 12”
74 NE Alfie Silas – Communicate / Put The Freeze On / Body Heat – US RCA LP
75 72 Goodie – You And I / Do Something / Does Anybody Know Where The Party Is – US Total Experience LP
76 NE Bobby Nunn – She’s Just A Groupie – US Motown LP
77 NE Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame – US Boardwalk 12”
78 58 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” / Instrumental – US Philly World 12”
79 83 The Jammers – And You Know That – US Salsoul 12”
80 RE Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (Remix) – US Salsoul LP
81 RE Carl Anderson – Buttercup – US Epic LP
82 NE Tomorrow’s Edition – In The Grooves / A Song For Everyone – US Atlantic RFC LP
83 54 Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC – Star Trippin’ – Elektra LP
84 NE Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan – (You Know How To) Make Me Feel So Good – Virgin 12”
85 76 Hi Voltage – Let’s Get Horny / Somewhere Beyond – US One Way 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Mighty Diamonds: ‘Pass The Kouchie’ (Music Works 12in)
Carl Carlton: ‘Baby I Need Your Loving’ (US RCA 12in)
Klymaxx: ‘Wild Girls’ / ‘Girls Will Be Girls’ / ‘Heartbreaker’ / ‘Convince Me’ (US Solar LP)
Strikers: ‘Contagious’ (US Prelude 12in)
Stone: ‘Girl I Like The Way That You Move’ (US West End 12in)
The Jonzun Crew: ‘Pack Jam’ (US Tommy Boy 12in)
The Bang Gang: ‘Fill Me Up’ (US Sugarscoop 12in)
Carol Douglas: ‘You’re Not So Hot (Inst)’ (Canadian Next Plateau 12in)
Denroy Morgan: ‘Happy Feeling’ / Inst (US Becket 12in)
Push: ‘My Heart’ (Excaliber 12in)
Rocket: ‘I Wanna Know’ (Canadian Quality RFC LP)
Jimmie Gray: ‘The Kodi People (Inst)’ (JKO 12in)
Level 42: ‘The Chinese Way’ / ‘Last Chance’ / ‘You Can’t Blame Louis’ (Polydor LP)
Joel Peskin: ‘Love-gram’ (US Destiny 12in)
Central Line: ‘You’ve Said Enough’ (Mercury 12in promo)
Touchdown: ‘Breakout Dub’ (Excaliber 12in)
Debbie Trusty: ‘Searchin’ For Some Lovin’ / Inst (US West End 12in)
Captain Sky: ‘Don’t Touch That Dial’ (US Philly World 12in)
Pure Energy: ‘Too Hot’ (US Prism 12in)
Harvey Mason: ‘Grusin’s Groove’ (Japanese Alfa LP)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 05 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
02 07 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
03 01 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
04 02 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
05 04 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
06 10 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
07 — Life In Tokyo – Japan – Hansa 12”
08 03 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
09 06 Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
10 21 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
11 09 Jackie Wilson Said – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
12 08 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
13 15 Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
14 13 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
15 30 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
16 32 Reap The Wild Wind – Ultravox – Chrysalis 12”
17 29 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
18 51 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR/TMT 12”
19 17 Don’t Go (Remix) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
20 20 Invitations – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
21 12 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
22 14 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
23 45 Situation (Remix) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
24 — Mad World – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
25 64 I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
26 42 Starmaker – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
27 26 Why – Carly Simon – WEA 12”
28 35 When We Party (Uptown Downtown) – Jay W McGee – Ensign 12”
29 22 So Fine – Howard Johnson – Funk A&Merica 12”
30 — Nipple To The Bottle – Grace Jones – Island 12”
31 16 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
32 23 Hi-Fidelity – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
33 11 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
34 46 Weave Your Spell (Remix) – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
35 — She’s So Divine – The Limit – Ariola 12”
36 — Mockingbird – Belle Stars – Stiff 12”
37 — Slowdive – Siouxsie & The Banshees – Polydor 12”
38 33 Glittering Prize – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
39 — Love’s Comin’ At Ya – Melba Moore – EMI America 12”
40 34 Shock The Monkey – Peter Gabriel – Charisma 12”
41 56 Take A Chance With Me – Roxy Music – E.G. 12”
42 — Ziggy Stardust – Bauhaus – Beggars Banquet 12”
43 — Temptation – King Trigger – Chrysalis 12”
44 — Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
45 18 Big Fun – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
46 — Eat Your Heart Out – Hey! Elastica – Virgin 12”
47 — Let Me Go – Heaven 17 – B.E.F./Virgin 12”
48 40 Shoo-Ra Shoo-Ra – Pauline Black – Chrysalis 12”
49 — I Can’t Help Myself – Orange Juice – Polydor 12”
50 — Uncertain Style – The The – Epic 12”


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for the last two week’s pop chart entries on 7in (endings denoted by f for fade, c for cold, r for resonant) are:

Beatles (re-issue) 146-148f / (original) 143/141f, Barry Manilow 125-126f, Bauhaus 0-87-0r, Shakin’ Stevens 134(intro)-131-0-131f , Eddy Grant 122f, Kool & The Gang 96½f, Piranhas 168f, Raw Silk 0-112-115f, Blue Zoo 133f, Abba 108/54f, Kim Wilde 0-56/112-0-112f, Scarlet Party 0-139-0r, Squeeze 84-168c, Wham 115r, Diana Ross 0-41/82f, Belle Stars 128f, Dionne Warwick 100½f, John Cougar 104/52f, Orange Juice 123f, Olivia Newton-John 153f, Free 119-121-0c, Phil Collins 44-88f, Chris De Burgh 147(intro)-151-150r.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
02 03 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
03 02 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4 U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
04 09 Beat The Street (Inst) / (Remix) / Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
05 13 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – US Columbia 12”
06 10 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
07 05 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
08 08 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
09 11 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
10 15 Dirty Talk (USA Connection / Inst) – Klein & MBO – US 25 West Records 12”
11 20 Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
12 06 Situation (Remixes) – Yazoo – US Sire 12”
13 04 Walking / Rockin’ On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
14 28 Love Is Just A Game – Judy “B” – Canadian Formula 12”
15 12 Have I The Right – Lee Prentiss – US Disconet 12”
16 14 Love Pains – Yvonne Elliman – US Moby Dick/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
17 17 Can’t Take My Eyes Off You / Disco Kicks (Remix) – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
18 — Die Hard Lover – Loverde – US Moby Dick 12”
19 30 Make My Feet Wanna Dance – Motion – Canadian Scorpio 12”
20 21 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
21 — Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
22 — Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
23 — Dubbing In Sunshine / Sunshine Partytime (Rap) – Rockers Revenge – US Streetwise 12”
24 16 Various – Mother F – Canadian Matra LP
25 24 Can’t Believe – Nancy Martin – US Atlantic RFC 12”
26 29 X-Rated – Carol Jiani – Canadian Matra LP
27 25 Knock Me Out – Gary’s Gang – US Radar 12”
28 — Masterpiece – Gazebo – Baby 12”
29 — Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
30 — E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – US Sunnyview 12”

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