November 13, 1982: Marvin Gaye, Warp 9, Planet Patrol, Montana Sextet, Michelle Wallace

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

STIX HOOPER has reportedly left the Crusaders after 19 years, in a big bust up with the now sole original members, Kelly Marie producers Joe Sample & Wilton Felder . . . Extra T’s ‘E.T. Boogie’ has been withdrawn in the States following ‘E.T.’ film-maker Steven Spielberg’s claim that it infringes his trademark — so, just as it really explodes in London with solid Capital Radio play, you’d better buy it while you can . . . Rockers Revenge follow up with another fiercely revived oldie, Jimmy Cliff’s ‘The Harder They Come‘ (huh?!) . . . Marvin Gaye’s 12in was in full supply last week, when all outstanding orders were belatedly filled, so the initial shortage was possibly a pressing plant problem . . . Marvin, my gut reaction and general observations tell me, ought to be top of this week’s disco chart but the points worked out otherwise (in fact it’s really tight in the whole Top 30 with several hot titles slipping despite increased plays) — still, there’s always next week . . . Billy Griffin sold a bundle last week, and electrophonic phunk was the dominating sound in London at least — but most notable was the virtually total lack of disco play for Eddy Grant’s pop radio smash . . . Imagination incredibly have put ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul‘ on hold and instead follow their miss with a remixed ‘Changes‘, boring! . . . Shalamar’s follow-up is a remixed ‘Friends‘ — just about the only thing left after that must be a 12in remix of the LP’s label . . . Madness’s upcoming ‘Our House’ on 12in copies will start with all their oldies intros cleverly segued together . . . Bobby “O”, now out here, has been remixed (both sides) on Canadian Unidisc 12in . . . London’s latest station in an ever increasing jostle is Gaywaves on 104FM Wednesday evenings — I hear it’s a hoot! . . . Discomart ’82, the Barry’s Disco Centre organised equipment, is this Sunday (14) between noon-5.30pm in the Cambridge Suite at the Gloucester Leisure Centre (they say Stantion Road but that could mean Station), with Simon Bates saying “Hi” at 3pm, a huge Pulsar lighting display, giant screen video demonstrations and several new product launches amongst the special attractions . . . Rush Release’s mailing list up-date has so far shown up an amazing 45 bogus DJs — can you believe it?! . . . Rush Release’s Ian Titchener now reckons this page is “once again essential reading” — er, when wasn’t it, or is that because I keep reviewing in all innocence 7in copies of stuff they’ve sent out on 12in to everyone except me? . . . Torso, the dancers who back Gail Grier on ‘In Heat’, appeared with Diana Dors in the video of Adam Ant’s ‘Prince Charming’ . . . Gap Band’s ‘You Dropped A Bomb On Me’ video is in appallingly bad taste . . . Madonna ‘Everybody’ was last week’s highest new US Dance/Disco chart entry, while US Black hits include Peter Gabriel ‘Shock The Monkey‘, Steve Miller ‘Abracadabara’, Yazoo ‘Situation’ . . . I escorted a girlfriend to the Hammersmith Palais last week as her brother Boris was drumming with some new-fangled beat group there — turned out to be the Thompson Twins! . . . Al Taylor, Bodellwydan Poppeys DJ (0745-36757), organises a circuit of North Wales clubs for PAs and invites any interested London soul outfits to travel up there (expenses paid) with the added inducement of a free video copy to keep of their appearance . . . Ian Turner (Llandudno Speakeasy) sent me a snap of Streetwave plugging “perfect gentleman” Orin Cozier living up to his “Ladies Man” nickname — what’s it worth, O?! . . . Orin’s boss meanwhile is secretly — nah, I promised I wouldn’t, but who could it be?! . . . Eyes & Ears plugging Nicky McKenzie starts jocking at Soho’s La Vie En Rose in the old Windmill, Paul Raymond’s new million pound lazer disco, when it opens this coming Tuesday (16) . . . I wonder which well-known DJ started slagging off Ray Parker Jr’s recent rock hit before anyone could tell him he was actually talking to Ray’s brother, Greg? . . . Jon Williams reckons more Merseyside DJs should aggressively promote their gigs, not just with newspaper ads, but like him with handbills given out to people in pubs and wine bars — his own next promotion is another funky river trip on Tuesday 30th November (fuller details later or ring 647 4439/645 3618 early evenings), the £2 cost including a free trip to catch Greg Wilson at the Wigan Pier afterwards . . . Kevin Springham has started a members-only 14-18 year old’s Tuesday “teen night” at Dartford Flicks, take two passport size photos on your first visit for free membership . . . Cippenham (Slough) Alexandras is now after a complete refit called Libertys, Robbie Collins playing alternative music Thursdays, Chris Ryan & Steve James funking Fri/Sats . . . Phil Mitchell, known to Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s HMV shoppers, now souls Sunderland Annabel’s on Mondays, Newcastle’s Swan & Sugarloaf (Mon), Old Kent Road Green Man’s Scotts (Sun/Wed), London Bridge Royal Oak (Tues/Sat) . . . Worcester Park’s oddly named Tressbonn Trashmore, known around South London for his mobile Dancemore Discotheques’s “select dinner dances” is now regularly at Croydon Cinatra’s . . . Nic ‘Jap-Jazz’ Wakefield (Sidmouth Carina’s) is trying to identify an oldie from the mid-’70s, slightly reggae-ish, starting something like “Barabbas you are brought before this court for . . . and the penalty is fifty lashes” — any ideas? . . . Dave Richards (Brown), jocking seven years with wide experience, is now working at Rayners Lane’s Record & Disco Centre but would welcome more work (01-868 1919 evenings) . . . Falco’s Continental smash ‘Der Kommissar‘ is now on 12in here (A&M AMSX 8254) . . . Kelly Marie’s finished copies of her Crusaders-produced ‘Don’t Take Your Love To Hollywood‘, instead of the promo’s instrumental, have her old import ‘New York At Night‘ as flip . . . Mayfair’s Gullivers was buzzing last weekend, what with our own resident freaky dance troupe, a Central Line PA, and the likes of Jeff Young, Tony Monson, Alan James Jewell, Alan Coulthard, Steve Jerome amongst the many familiar old faces . . . Alan James Jewell (we remember him as Wall) was just back from a year of mixing in Oslo before leaving for Bangkok in the new year, and says that Norway’s Monty Python-ish Prima Vera currently have a hot RCA LP track that translates as ‘Everybody’s Getting Herpes For Christmas‘! . . . Pete Alex, jocking as Diskothek Valentino in Wilhelmshaven, West Germany, sent me a cassette of recent Continental hits . . . Willie Hutch varied up a good bit mixes nicely out of Carol Douglas or Greg Henderson, and into Tyrone Brunson . . . Detroit Spinners ‘I’ll Be Around’ is 110-112bpm, Donny Hathaway ‘The Ghetto’ 0-114/57-113bpm, all you old soulies . . . Britain’s record buyers really are buying black disco records again, aren’t they? . . . KEEP IT FUNKY!


UK NEWIES

MARVIN GAYE: ‘My Love Is Waiting’ (LP ‘Midnight Love’ CBS-85977).
On UK release within days of American and Dutch pressings arriving here, the all electronic return to form for Marvin is still too new for me to have fully studied it, but the immediate standout has been this extremely ‘Sexual Healing’-like 92bpm variation on the same smoochy groove — but, annoyingly, the last track on side two. It’s started by Marvin saying “Thank you ladies and gentlemen, I sure hope you’ve enjoyed our new album here on CBS Records”, before continuing through the music to thank Harvey Fuqua, Larking Arnold and Jesus Christ. Nice out of Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields ‘You Send Me’, the lovely tune also disconcertingly (on Dutch pressing) produces an acoustic feedback-like tone. However, it’s a killer, the other likely one being the buoyant sleek 104bpm ‘Turn On Some Music‘ in his old yowling early seventies style.

WARP 9: ‘Nunk’ (Arista ARIST 12509).
That’s “new wave funk”, or electrophonic phunk, and this tight 115bpm 12in thudder has now exploded as it’s perfect with ‘E.T. Boogie’ and, especially, ‘The Smurf’.

PLANET PATROL: ‘Play At Your Own Risk’ (21 Records POSPX 535).
Rockers Revenge meets Soul Sonic Force with Temptations-ish vocals on great 126bpm 12in, a perfect mix with ‘Planet Rock’ — and the flip’s instrumental version is then followed by a 127bpm reprise of exactly that (but why couldn’t they have actually mixed the two?).

BOBBY “O”: ‘I’m So Hot For You’ (“O” OUEL 2, via PRT).
Flirts producer Bobby’s singing voice on this ultra fierce 122bpm 12in rattling smacker still doesn’t grab me as much as the terrific instrumental ‘Still Hott 4 U‘ flip, which used to vari-synch sensationally with ‘Beat The Street’.

THE NEW JERSEY CONNECTION: ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ (Nite Life 12LIFT 1, via IDS).
Unexpectedly picked-up by a brand new label, the smash import 116½-115-113-115-113-115-113bpm 12in jazz-funk jiggler with soul group vocals and a great drive is, like Greg Henderson, more of a must for discerning music fans maybe than for the Kashif clones.

GEORGE CLINTON: ‘Loopzilla’ (Capitol 12CL 271).
It’s P’funk party time as the Parliafunkadelicment thangs tune along New York’s radio dial and lost radio idents, lines from golden oldies and a dynamite “don’t touch that knob — like Planet Rock we just don’t stop” chant into a deadly 115bpm heavy funk groove, in two versions on 3-track 12in with the oddly Lovin’ Spoonful-like ‘Pot Sharing Tots‘.

WHODINI: ‘Magic’s Wand’ (Jive JIVE T28).
Thomas Dolby-produced/Tee Scott-mixed fantastic electrophonic phunk groove, with a chick declaring “Oh My Gawd, I think I’m having a rap attack”.


IMPORTS

MONTANA SEXTET: ‘Heavy Vibes’ (Philly Sound Works PSW 10482).
Philadelphia’s MFSB vibist Vince Montana returns with a dynamite dead simple 114bpm 12in jazz-funk instrumental which exploded in no time and has already reportedly been picked up by Virgin. The longer Club Mix is not necessarily an advantage as it mucks about for ages before reaching the main meat of the tune (which mixes beautifully between Jimmie Gray and Carol Douglas).

MICHELLE WALLACE: ‘Jazzy Rhythm’ (US Emergency EMDS 6530).
Another immediate monster though in straight disco style despite the title, this thrumming 116bpm 12in thumper has loose vocal lines and Weeks-ish guys going “huh!”, mixing perfectly between Rockers Revenge or Sharon Redd and Warp 9, with a more instrumental ‘Rhythm’ flip.

THE JAMMERS: ‘Be Mine Tonight’ (LP ‘The Jammers’ US Salsoul SA 8556).
A good enough disco set dominated by this “D” Train-type synth introed 119bpm groove which switches gear vocally into a rather bouncy trucking almost old style Brass Construction-ish bag, winning over all who hear it.

PRINCE: ‘D.M.S.R.’ (LP ‘1999’ US Warner Bros 23720-1F).
A double set of typical freakiness mostly at impossible tempos, worth it though for this emphatically chugging 109bpm “dance music sex romance” chanter (good out of ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’) and his hit title track murkily starting but then solidly storming 119bpm lurcher — which ends with a kid asking “Mummy, why does everybody have a bum?”

ROBERT WINTERS & FALL: ‘Do It Any Way You Want’ (US Casablanca NB 2361).
Two weeks ago Capital’s Greg Edwards started a four-in-a-row segued smooch sequence with this, just as I parked in Rayners Lane, and 20 minutes later I was still sitting there waiting for his back announcement! Spine-tingling “new soul” wailing at its best, in sorta Frankie Beverly style but with more traditional backing, this 70/35bpm 7in soul searer should not be missed. Ow! Ow! Ow!

RICHARD ‘DIMPLES’ FIELDS: ‘You Send Me’ (LP ‘Give Everyone Some!’ US Boardwalk NB 33258-1).
Soft centred set, this lovely soulful 65-0bpm Sam Cooke classic ballad being outstanding (it got applause last Saturday!), while his new mellow swayers are the 107bpm ‘You Shouldn’t Have Made It So Good!‘ and 114bpm ‘Don’t Ever Stop Chasing Your Dreams‘, the 0-38bpm ‘Goodbye You . . . Hello Her’ is another ‘Papers’ sequel, ‘People Treat You Funky’ tries a Kool-ish 93bpm reggae rhythm, ‘Butter’ is bumping 116bpm funk, and his fast 0-120-124-0bpm treatment of King Pleasure’s ‘Moody’s Mood For Love‘ will got predictable jazz jock response.

BOBBY M: ‘Let’s Stay Together’ (LP ‘Blow’ US Gordy 6023GL).
‘Rick James presents Bobby M’, screams the sleeve, but Rick’s main credit seems to be his self-glorifying cover concept as saxist Bobby (Militello) co-produced himself with Lenny White. This gorgeous throbbing 101bpm duet with Jean Carn of Al Green’s classic is the immediate grabber, Bobby tootling and rasping well on the other often jazzy cuts. Be warned, it’s another US Motown pressing with bad surface noise.

(PHENOMENAL): ‘One Two Three (Come See About Me)’ (US Stanpico SP 7080).
Gene Redd-arranged very simple usefully Shalamar-ish (though not vocally similar) 110bpm 12in tripper with a mixable tapping break and an alternative 111bpm B-side ‘Give Me A Shot (Of Your Love)‘ which sets rather more of a song to much the same backing track.

TONY CHAMBERS: ‘Football Hero’ (US Birdie BD 1004).
Although the A-side’s a topical (in America) and not so hot rapper, the 0-113bpm 12in backing track flip is such a powerful slab of Ray Parker-ish solid funk that it started my climactic second set last Saturday to great effect (synching on into ‘E.T. Boogie’!).

REG MUNDY BAND: ‘Finger Pop’ (US Atlantic RFC 0-89972).
Heard “cold” it’s not so striking but out on the floor this Tee Scott remixed languidly weaving Slave-ish 111-112-111bpm 12in disco smacker (chick A-side, instrumental flip) mixes well between Willie Hutch — not that the sound’s the same — and, especially, Syl Johnson.

THE JONZUN CREW: ‘Pack Jam’ (US Tommy Boy TB-826).
I dismissed as slightly tedious this electrophonically fierce 121bpm 12in jitterer when it came out but as it’s continued to grow along with the others of its ilk I finally bought it too — and while not the best it’s certainly a useful addition, the instrumental flip possibly being strongest.

BAR-KAYS: ‘Anticipation’ (LP ‘Propositions’ US Mercury SRM-1-4065).
Soul drenched bluesy guitar and beautiful lush singing dignify this exceptional 73/36½bpm smoocher, but the rest of the routine funk set is dreadfully dull — though for numbers freaks there’s the 124-125bpm ‘Do It‘, 117bpm ‘She Talks‘, 103bpm ‘You Made’, 115-116bpm ‘Tripping Out’, 128bpm ‘Busted’, 140bpm title track.

SCHERRIE PAYNE: ‘Medley: I’m Not In Love/Girl, You’re In Love’ (US Altair AW12-94979).
Backed by Mary Wilson, Edmund Sylvers & Freda Payne (Sherrie swapped places on sister Freda’s ‘In Motion’ with the same friends), this gaily skipping 122bpm 12in medley of 10cc’s oldie and a new adjunct has mildly zingy trimmings for immediate gay appeal but is soulful too and vari-mixes well with Gwen McCrae.

LEGACY: ‘The Groove Is Here’ (US Airwave AW12-94972).
Busily “soul clapping” 121bpm 12in instrumental jitterer with a Hi Voltage-ish feel, brassy blasts, bass synth and — most of all — nice jazzy flute weaving through the various sections on the Mix-x-xtend version (less good vocal A-side).

THE FEARLESS FOUR: ‘Rockln’ It’ (US Enjoy ER-6028).
Trickily introed “they’re here” rollcall becomes an infectious bouncy 96-95bpm 12in rap jiggler with lots of vocal interplay over electrophonic rhythm (instrumental flip).

EXPORTATIONS: ‘Party Down’ (US Birdie BD-1003).
Fast sparsely arranged c.130bpm 12in traditional male soul vocal group romper.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – NOVEMBER 13, 1982

01 04 Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning – Atlantic 12”
02 01 Willie Hutch – In And Out – Motown 12”
03 03 Marvin Gaye – (Sexual) Healing / Instrumental – CBS 12”
04 02 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Prelude 12”
05 06 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix – KR 12”
06 10 George Clinton – Loopzilla – Capitol 12”
07 14 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
08 05 Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ – Greyhound Record Productions 12”
09 07 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – Nite Life 12”
10 08 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
11 11 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – Arista 12”
12 12 Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf – US Believe In A Dream 12”
13 15 Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie – US Sunnyview 12”
14 09 Rockers Revenge – Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Dubbing In Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
15 19 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – CBS 12”
16 16 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ – De-Lite 12”
17 13 Evelyn King – Love Come Down – RCA 12”
18 25 Central Line – You’ve Said Enough / Instrumental – Mercury 12”
19 20 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental – Firebird 12”
20 17 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
21 24 The Limit – She’s So Divine / Pop – Ariola 12”
22 18 Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle – Island 12”
23 31 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
24 21 The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes / Good & Plenty – Tabu 12”
25 34 Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney – The Girl Is Mine – Epic
26 29 Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) / Going For It – Inner Vision 12”
27 36 William DeVaughn – Creme De Creme – US HCRC 12”
28 26 Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk – US Tommy Boy 12”
29 23 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – TMT 12”
30 54 Warp 9 – Nunk – Arista 12”
31 45 Evelyn King – Back To Love / Shame – RCA 12”
32 65 Carol Douglas – You’re Not So Hot (Instrumental) – Canadian Next Plateau 12”
33 NE Montana Sextet – Heavy Vibes – US Philly Sounds Works 12”
34 30 Fat Larry’s Band – Zoom – WMOT 12”
35 50 Luther Vandross – Bad Boy/Having A Party / Better Love / You’re The Sweetest One / She Loves Me Back – US Epic LP
36 NE Marvin Gaye – My Love Is Waiting – US/Dutch CBS LP
37 28 Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
38 27 Loose End – We’ve Arrived – Virgin 12”
39 61 Imagination – Heart ‘N’ Soul / Changes – R&B LP
40 40 Stone – Girl I Like The Way That You Move – US West End 12”
41 46 Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame – US Boardwalk 12”
42 39 Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie – MCA 12”
43 33 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”/Epic LP
44 35 Whodini – Magic’s Wand – US Jive 12”
45 47 Warriors – Destination / Hot Apple – Ensign LP
46 48 Jimmie Gray – The Kool People (Instrumental) – JKO 12”
47 NE Bobby M/Jean Carn – Let’s Stay Together – US Gordy LP
48 53 Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan – (You Know How To) Make Me Feel So Good – Virgin 12”
49 44 Detroit Spinners – Magic In The Moonlight – Atlantic 12”
50 57 Evelyn King – Get Loose / I Can’t Stand It – RCA LP
51 51 Donald Byrd & 125th Street, NYC – Star Trippin’ – Elektra LP
52 76 Klymaxx – Wild Girls – Solar 12”
53 NE Michelle Wallace – Jazzy Rhythm – US Emergency 12”
54 71 Jonzun Crew – Pack Jam / Instrumental – US Tommy Boy 12”
55 32 Alfie Silas – A Puppet To You – US RCA 12”
56 22 Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Way Out – US Konglather 12”
57 NE Touchdown – Breakout – Excaliber 12”
58 60 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” / Instrumental – US Philly World 12”
59 67 Bobby Nunn – She’s Just A Groupie – Motown 12”
60 NE Debbie Trusty – Searchin’ For Some Lovin’ / Instrumental – US West End 12”
61 NE Conway & Temple – You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder (Love Lights) – Jive 12”
62 49 Kurtis Blow – Tough – Mercury 12”
63 63 Marc Sadane – One Minute From Love / Exciting – Warner Bros 12”
64 69 Rocket – I Wanna Know / Here Comes My Love / Love Chain – Canadian Quality RFC LP
65 75 Freda Payne – In Motion – US Sutra 12”
66 58 Imagination – In The Heat Of The Night – R&B 12”
67 NE Robert Winters & Fall – Do It Any Way You Want – US Casablanca LP
68 56 Pieces Of A Dream – Mt. Airy Groove (Remix) / Warm Weather – Elektra 12”
69 NE Diana Ross – Muscles – Capitol 12”
70 72 Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen Music 12”
71 52 Gang’s Back – Love – US Handshake LP
72 55 Gwen McCrae – Doin’ It / I Need To Be With You – US Atlantic LP
73 80 Kadenza – Let’s Stay Together – PRT 12”
74 NE Prince – D.M.S.R. / 1999 – US Warner Bros LP
75 78 Mighty Diamonds – Pass The Kouchie – Music Works 12”
76 NE First Light – A.M. – Oval 12”
77 RE Alfie Silas – Communicate / Put The Freeze On / Body Heat – US RCA LP
78 68 Cargo – Holding On For Love / It’s Your Love – CG Records 12”
79 NE Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – You Send Me – US Boardwalk LP
80 NE Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me / Dub – Virgin 12”
81 84 Eddy Grant – I Don’t Wanna Dance – Ice 12”
82 NE Shakatak – Stranger – Polydor 12”
83 RE Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (Remix) – US Salsoul 12”
84 RE Fantastic Aleems – Get Down Friday Night – US Nia 12”
85 NE The Jammers – Be Mine Tonight – US Salsoul LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Freddie McGregor: ‘Reggae On It’ (Intense 12in)
Level 42: ‘The Chinese Way’ / ‘You Can’t Blame Louis’ (Polydor LP)
Carol Williams: ‘Can’t Get Away (From Your Love)’ (US Vanguard 12in)
Pure Energy: ‘Too Hot’ (US Prism 12in)
Melba Moore: ‘Knack For Me’ / ‘Underlove’ / ‘Mind Up Tonight’ (Capitol LP)
Pressure Drop: ‘Rock The House’ (US Tommy Boy 12in)
Kool & The Gang: ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho’ / ‘Think It Over’ / ‘Street Kids’ (De-Lite LP)
Bobby “O”: ‘I’m So Hot For You’ (“O” 12in)
Wrecking Crew: ‘Chance To Dance’ (US Erect 12in)
Crown Heights Affair: ‘Love Rip Off’ (De-Lite 12in)
Skyy: ‘Won’t You Be Mine’ (Dutch Rams Horn LP)
Strikers: ‘Contagious’ (US Prelude 12in)
Tyzik: ‘Straight Ahead’ / ‘Sweet Nothings’ / ‘Love Ya’ (US Capitol LP)
Mandrill: ‘Believe In You’ (US Montage LP)
Bar-Kays: ‘Anticipation’ (US Mercury LP)
Commodores: ‘Lucy’ (Motown 12in)
Michael Wilson: ‘Groove It To Your Body’ / Inst (US Prelude 12in)
Curtis Mayfield: ‘Hey Baby’ (US Boardwalk LP)
Cool Runners: ‘Checking Out’ (MCA 12in)
Inner Life: ‘I Picked A Winner’ / ‘I Like It Like That’ / ‘I’ve Got To Find Me Somebody’ (US Salsoul LP)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
02 04 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
03 03 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
04 02 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
05 07 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
06 05 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
07 09 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
08 08 Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
09 12 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
10 06 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
11 11 Jackie Wilson Said – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
12 13 Just What I Always Wanted – Mari Wilson – Compact 12”
13 17 Love’s Comin’ At Ya – Melba Moore – EMI America 12”
14 16 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR/TMT 12”
15 14 Reap The Wild Wind – Ultravox – Chrysalis 12”
16 18 Situation (Remix) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
17 20 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
18 21 Mad World – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
19 15 Saddle Up – David Christie – KR 12”
20 10 Life In Tokyo – Japan – Hansa 12”
21 26 I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
22 22 The Message – Grand Master Flash – Sugarhill 12”
23 41 (Bigger And Better) Lies – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
24 23 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London/Record Shack 12”
25 24 Love Me Do – Beatles – Parlophone 12”
26 19 Starmaker – Kids From ‘Fame’ – RCA
27 44 (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
28 — White Wedding – Billy Idol – Chrysalis 12”
29 30 Come On Eileen – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
30 29 Let Me Go – Heaven 17 – B.E.F./Virgin 12”
31 45 I Can’t Help Myself – Orange Juice – Polydor 12”
32 — Carioca /Coco – Blue Rondo A La Turk – Diable Noir 12”
33 48 Back On The Chain Gang – Pretenders – Real 12”
34 32 E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – US Sunnyview 12”
35 25 Nipple To The Bottle – Grace Jones – Island 12”
36 42 Magic’s Wand – Whodini – US Jive 12”
37 — Eat Your Heart Out – Hey! Elastica – Virgin 12”
38 31 All Of My Heart – ABC – Neutron 12”
39 — Heartbreaker – Dionne Warwick – Arista
40 — Tough – Kurtis Blow – Mercury 12”
41 43 Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
42 40 What! – Soft Cell – Some Bizzare 12”
43 — Don’t Make Me Wait – Peech Boys – TMT 12”
44 37 Head Over Heels – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
45 28 Don’t Go (Remix) – Yazoo – Mute 12”
46 — Should I Stay Or Should I Go – Clash – CBS 12”
47 — No More Blue Horizons – China Crisis – Virgin 12”
48 — Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
49 — Bad Connection – Yazoo – Mute 12”
50 — In And Out – Willie Hutch – Motown 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:

Jackson/McCartney 81f, Clannad 0r, Donna Summer 85f, A Flock Of Seagulls 120f, Whitesnake 0-85-90-0f, Shakatak 127f, Gary’s Gang 122f, Thomas Dolby 128c, Thompson Twins 131f, Phil Everly 65(intro)-130f, America 130f.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 04 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
02 01 I’m So Hot For You – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
03 07 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
04 05 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – US Columbia 12”
05 09 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
06 03 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
07 02 Beat The Street (Instrumental) – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
08 06 Dirty Talk (USA Connection) – Klein & MBO – US 25 West Records 12”
09 13 Die Hard Lover – Loverde – US Moby Dick 12”
10 14 Make My Feet Wanna Dance – Motion – Canadian Scorpio 12”
11 12 Situation (Remixes) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
12 11 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
13 16 Calling All Boys / Passion – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
14 20 Remember (Remix) – Gino Soccio – Canadian Quality 12”
15 18 The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – US Philly World 12”
16 28 Mind Warp / Tech-No-Logical World – Patrick Cowley – US Megatone LP
17 15 Medley: I’m Not In Love — Girl You’re In Love – Scherrie Payne – US Altair 12”
18 08 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
19 17 Masterpiece – Gazebo – Baby 12”
20 23 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Arista 12”
21 19 Come And Get Your Love – Lime – Canadian Matra 12”
22 30 E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – US Sunnyview 12”
23 10 Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
24 27 Heartstroke – Mann Parrish – US Disconet 12”
25 29 Workout / Give Me Love (Remix) / Call Me Tonight (Remix) – Cerrone – French Malligator LP
26 26 You Are A Danger – Gary Low – Italian II Disc 12”
27 — (You Said) You’d Gimme Some More – KC & The Sunshine Band – US Epic 12”
28 — Thunder & Lightning – Risque – Dutch Polydor 12”
29 — Everybody – Madonna – US Sire 12”
30 — Under The Influence Of Love – Karin Jones – US Handshake 12”

3 thoughts on “November 13, 1982: Marvin Gaye, Warp 9, Planet Patrol, Montana Sextet, Michelle Wallace”

  1. And here it is. The precise moment in history when Madonna began her symbiotic relationship with Gay Culture. Everybody makes it debut on the Gay Dance Chart. Whodini’s Magic Wand & Montana Sextet Heavy Vibes make their debut. I remember vividly James’s reference to 1999 by Prince & his misquote of the lyric “why does everybody have a BOMB”?

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  2. Fun Fact: Gwen McCrae’s “Keep The Fire Burning” becomes only the second track to top the Disco Chart without reaching the UK Top 75 Singles Chart. The only other non-charting chart-topper thus far is Stevie Wonder’s “Isn’t She Lovely”, but this was never released as a single (and a cover version charted in its place).

    We currently have info on all the Disco Chart Number Ones until the end of 1987, and all the remaining chart-toppers managed to hit the Top 75 – but maybe there will be more “non-crossover” club hits yet to come?

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    1. It’s a far cry from the earliest days of the chart back in 75 when it almost mirrored the UK singles chart! Amazing how much more sophisticated clubbers became with such a short time span

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