November 27, 1982: Malcolm McLaren, Nairobi, New York Skyy, Rod, Toney Lee

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

PATRICK COWLEY, gay disco’s synthesizer star, died two Saturdays ago of a nasty form of cancer — just as his marathon remix of Donna Summer’s ‘I Feel Love’ finally saw the light of day here . . . Morgan Khan’s latest project, unveiled at Mayfair’s Gullivers to a big trade party on Tuesday, is an 8-track full 12in length £2.99 collection of current soul hits called ‘Street Sounds — Edition 1‘ on the new Streetsounds label via PRT (CBS couldn’t get it pressed before Christmas on Streetwave), on LP but with most emphasis placed on the cassette version — slogan “C60 packs of the latest dance tracks” — containing Greg Henderson, Raw Silk, Peech Boys, Grandmaster Flash, ‘Message’, and more “heavy” surprises — some value, huh, kids?! . . . Marvin Howell is releasing imminently on System 12in an odd back-to-back coupling of Michelle Wallace ‘Jazzy Rhythm‘ and the less interesting Brenda Watts ‘Who Needs A Love Like That‘ — what a pity he couldn’t have used Northend ‘Tee’s Happy’ instead, as that is now turning into a monster all over again! . . . Record Shack have evidently picked up Scherrie Payne’s current gay chart topper . . . ABC fans if they’re very quick (and really lucky) might just find in a few shops a special DJ-only 12in version of ‘The Look Of Love’, given a brilliant much emptied out 120bpm “scratch” remix full of clever freaky tricks . . . Edgbaston’s Faces French (in Auchinleck Square by the Five Ways roundabout) holds its 3rd annual DJ Convention this Sunday (28) starting at 2pm, £3 admission at the door — see you there! . . . Thames Valley DJ Assn’s big Shownite 83 celebration to mark their 5th anniversary on 17th January at Hounslow’s Red Lion Hotel will feature the Cold Hand Band live, awards and many major label promotions, tickets at £3 but all DJs will have guest invitations from TVDJA, PO Box 39, Staines, Middlesex . . . Planet Patrol appears to be the new name for Soul Sonic Force . . . Steven Spielberg’s action against ‘E.T. Boogie’ (which hasn’t stopped it being one of London’s top disco sellers last week) seems unfair now that so many other inferior ‘E.T.’ records are coming out — or will they all get solicitor’s letters too? . . . ‘Car Wash’ on telly last week probably prompted a revival of the Rose Royce oldie, the LP version being 110-113-115-117-119-123(break)-121-124bpm (Gwen McCrae varies down beautifully out of the break!) . . . Rick James’s disastrous UK visit also included a PA at Charing Cross’s Heaven on his first night in town, but he was greeted by boos when all he did was throw out a few album sleeves and then walk off . . . Marvin Gaye’s LP does indeed feature a frequency which creates an acoustic feedback-type effect over club speakers, and unfortunately every copy of Sonny Charles’s great ‘Can’t Get Enough’ LP track has a groove that jumps (unless using next to no pickup weight) . . . Mike Ward (Sheffield 0742-879882) will happily supply legitimate London area radio and club jocks with 12in copies of various down home US soul singles, none of the ones he’s sent me quite coming up to the production standard that it takes to make a disco hit but all are of interest . . . Pez, busily funking Mondays with Steve Murphy at Birkenhead’s Chelsea Reach (upstairs), is after upfront alldayer work on 051-639 5746 . . . Dobie Gray’s 147bpm ‘Out On The Floor‘ Northern Soul classic has been re-released on Inferno (via Pinnacle) to tie in as the title of an upcoming BBC Play For Today all about a Northern allniter . . . Graham Hunter “The Rapping Funky Scot” (Basingstoke) got a free copy of ‘Kilimanjaro’ from Virgin’s Danny Goodwin . . . Terry Lennaine has belatedly been given (he never bought it of course!) a copy of the Gunchback Boogie Band ‘Funn‘, which he’s now flogging to death on BBC Radio Merseyside . . . Kev Hill (Basildon 0268-702626 daytime) offers money for the full LP length version of Major Harris ‘Love Won’t Let Me Wait’ . . . Colin Harris (Fareham), having trouble buying Wham, recommends Radio Victory’s Saturday evening 6-9pm Funkadelic show . . . Teesvalley Roadshow roadie Alistair Jones’s dad died of a heart attack just before Alistair had to go to a gig, but putting on a brave face he lived up the old showbiz dictum and the show went on . . . Evelyn King’s current 7in is flipped not by ‘Shame’ but by ‘I Can’t Stand It’, which must blow its chances as the most logical follow-up . . . 50p 12in picture discs have now been followed by current singles dumped in the ’30p each/4 for £1′ bin as a route to the charts, I see . . . Wolverhampton’s Eve club has a bad case of paranoia . . . “As the fly hit the windscreen, what went through its mind?” — “Its backside!” . . . PUSH IT!


UK NEWIES

MALCOLM McLAREN & THE WORLD’S FAMOUS SUPREME TEAM: ‘Buffalo Gals’ (Charisma MALC 12).
A pity in a way that it’ll be this somewhat opportunistic single which will make everyone aware of the New York DJs freaky “scratch” gimmick (as on ‘Mt. Airy Groove’), but this compulsively extraordinary clucking and smacking 108½bpm 12in amalgamation of funk, rap and square dance (really!) is a mindblower regardless, with a less dense vocal mix plus a straight 135bpm square dance version (great party fun) on 2-track flip.

NAIROBI: ‘Soul Makossa’ (London LONX 17).
Arthur Baker triumphs again with a brilliant totally electronic and vocodered 118bpm 12in remake of Manu Dibango’s classic, with alternative rap and instrumental versions on 2-track flip.

NEW YORK SKYY: ‘Let Love Shine’ (Epic Streetwave EPC 13-2957).
Morgan Khan in putting this slick emptily soulful 120-121bpm lickety-spit shuffler on the 3-track 12in A-side has hidden the far more impressive sweet then worryingly pent-up 115-116-117bpm ‘Won’t You Be Mine‘ on the flip, along with yet another (claimed as “the ultimate”) 116-117bpm Shep Pettibone remix of ‘Let’s Celebrate’.

DONNA SUMMER: ‘I Feel Love — Mega Mix’ (Casablanca FEEL 12).
Remixed and largely remade by the late Patrick Cowley originally for strictly limited (2000 copies) DJs-only distribution by Disconet, this marathon 15:45 12in starts recognisably before adding all sorts of new instrumental sections to the constant 126bpm electro beat (there’s an edited, merely 8:50 flip!).

ROCKET: ‘I Wanna Know’ (Virgin VS559-12).
Rapidly rushed on offputtingly packaged 3-track 12in while still only on import LP, this dramatically introed brassily stabbing chix and chaps cooed soulful slinky 114-113-114-113bpm roller has a superb undulating bass line and lots of room, plus a new instrumental version and the similarly cool 114bpm ‘It Keeps Me Coming Back‘ as flip.

TRACEY KING: ‘I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again’ (Smokey Joe SMJDO08).
Gorgeous sultry slow 39/78bpm 12in lovers rock treatment of Dionne Warwick’s oldie, crossing all too soon into the dub section but with a killer 78bpm jazzy piano and sax instrumental flip which really is great. Hear it!

“Q”: ‘The Voice Of “Q”’ (Philly World PWSL 106).
Spacily synthesized and vocodered 115bpm 12in jiggler, around for ages on import and now evidently re-edited with the allegedly altered instrumental version as A-side.

FREDA PAYNE: ‘In Motion’ (Buddah 12 BDSL 498).
Ridiculously late UK release for an excellent bang up to date sounding 116½bpm 12in return by the still young sounding ‘Band Of Gold’ lady.


IMPORTS

ROD: ‘Just Keep On Walking’ (US Prelude PRLD 645).
Roy B-produced excellent ever developing 12in groove chugs catchily like a train and really whips up excitement, accelerating fast from 116bpm to reach a then constant 121bpm (great between Jammers ‘Be Mine Tonight’ and Roy Ayers), hard to resist.

TONEY LEE: ‘Reach Up’ (US Radar RDR- 12001).
Eric Matthew-produced interesting 115bpm 12in combination of Steve Arrington-type shuffle and kick chant with Rockers Revenge-style underlying rhythm track, the latter really taking over strongly for the last (best) half.

SYL JOHNSON: ‘Sweet Thing’ (LP ‘Ms Fine Brown Frame’ US Boardwalk NB-33260-1).
Chicago recorded terrific old style soul set, a must for vintage fans, this straightforward 119bpm canterer being most obvious for today’s dancefloors although the real gas is the bluesily driving 125-124-0bpm ‘Groove Me‘, with James Brown-ish rhythm and wailing Sugar Blue harmonica.

BO BOSS: ‘Tequila’ (US Emergency EMDS 6533).
The Champs ’50s instrumental given a clippety-clop 120½bpm 12in electrophonic revamp which works well in the current style, some jocks flipping for the ‘Hao Hao Ha Tequila‘ treatment.

ORBIT: ‘The Beat Goes On’ (Canadian Quality RFC QRFC-025).
Fairly awful Soul Sonic Force-style 127bpm 12in “electrocution” of Sonny & Cher’s oldie, no less, best for electrophonic completists — although it seems to be big in the Midlands!

REGGIE GRIFFIN & TECHNOFUNK: ‘Mirda Rock’ (US Sweet Mountain SM 604).
Robotic vocoder introed 126bpm 12in electro snicker with butch “murder rock” human voice amongst the gimmicky effects and stun gun zaps, good for Soul Sonic Patrol orbiters.

THE WEBBOES (The Webbs): ‘Under The Wear’ (US SAM S-12354). Languidly weaving 112bpm 12in electrophonic burbler (big in Southgate?!) in three versions, none possibly noisily fierce enough to become huge.

EROTIC DRUM BAND: ‘Sweet Seduction’ (Canadian Matra MA-019).
Fast but good with Gwen, the galloping 132bpm 12in instrumental version has a very catchy familiar synth line and lively bright sound, worth investigation.

MARGIE JOSEPH: ‘Knockout’ (US HCRC 4W9 03338).
Another veteran soulster returns, with what’s like a lady’s eye view of ‘Mr Fine Brown Frame’, a repetitively chanted lurching 113-114-115bpm 12in chugger which is nice but lacks variety.

SUNFIRE: ‘Young Free And Single’ (US Warner Bros 7-29897).
Lovely soulfully sung gentle 90bpm 7in slow roller with delicate guitar, probably the best cut on the Reggie Lucas produced guys LP.

THE BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Welcome To The Club’ (US A&M 2506-S).
One of just two new tracks on their impending greatest hits LP, this self-produced jolting 116½bpm 7in strutter is OK but no ‘Stomp!’

TRADEMARK: ‘Uh Uhh!’ (US Move ‘N Groove MG-003).
Useful enough “uh-huh, uh-huh” chanting beefily bumped 119(intro)-120-121-122-123bpm 12in funk thudder builds through hollering guys and chorusing chix but doesn’t develop its basic idea enough.

DR JECKYLL & MR HYDE: ‘The Challenge’ (US Profile PRO-7014).
Rapping duo’s bragging 119bpm 12in answer version to Vanity 6’s ‘Nasty Girls‘ US disco smash makes most sense played in tandem (same BPM) but is punchy on its own.

VERA: ‘Don’t You Want My Love’ (Canadian Matra MA-015).
Electronically tripping purposeful 114bpm 12in cool cooer, slightly like a faster ‘State Of Independence’, with possibly more than its initial gay appeal going for it.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – NOVEMBER 27, 1982

01 01 Marvin Gaye – (Sexual) Healing / Instrumental – CBS 12”
02 02 Willie Hutch – In And Out – Motown 12”
03 08 Montana Sextet – Heavy Vibes – US Philly Sounds Works 12”
04 03 Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning – Atlantic 12”
05 04 George Clinton – Loopzilla – Capitol 12”
06 06 Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf – US Believe In A Dream 12”
07 12 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – CBS 12”
08 09 Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie – US Sunnyview 12”
09 07 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix – KR 12”
10 05 Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ – Greyhound Record Production 12”
11 11 The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes / Good & Plenty – Tabu 12”
12 10 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Prelude 12”
13 15 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – Arista 12”
14 21 Central Line – You’ve Said Enough – Mercury 12”
15 17 Marvin Gaye – My Love Is Waiting / Turn On Some Music / Third World Girl – CBS LP
16 29 Evelyn King – Back To Love / Shame – RCA 12”
17 14 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – Nite Life 12”
18 13 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
19 20 Michelle Wallace – Jazzy Rhythm – US Emergency 12”
20 27 The Jammers – Be Mine Tonight / What Have You Got To Lose – US Salsoul LP
21 16 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
22 26 The S.O.S. Band – Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) – US Tabu LP
23 23 William DeVaughn – Creme De Creme – US HCRC 12”
24 25 Stone – Girl I Like The Way That You Move / Dub Mix – US West End 12”
25 40 Bobby M/Jean Carn – Let’s Stay Together / How Do You Feel Tonight / Charlie’s Backbeat / Alto Man – US Gordy LP
26 18 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ / Stand Up And Sing – De-Lite 12”
27 22 Warp 9 – Nunk – Arista 12”
28 49 Roy Ayers – Fast Money – US Uno Melodic 12”
29 33 Whodini – Magic’s Wand – Jive 12”
30 28 Carol Douglas – You’re Not So Hot (Instrumental) – Canadian Next Plateau 12”
31 NE Nairobi – Soul Makossa – London 12”
32 41 Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame – US Boardwalk 12”
33 46 Detroit Spinners – Magic In The Moonlight / So Far Away – Atlantic 12”
34 31 Grace Jones – Nipple To The Bottle / The Apple Stretching – Island 12”
35 34 Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) – Inner Vision 12”
36 19 Rockers Revenge – Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Dubbing In Sunshine – US Streetwise 12”
37 30 Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
38 42 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – TMT 12”
39 63 Robert Winters & Fall – Do It Any Way You Want – US Casablanca LP
40 39 Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney – The Girl Is Mine – Epic
41 36 Shalamar – There It Is – Solar 12”
42 24 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead / Instrumental – Firebird 12”
43 58 Klymaxx – Wild Girls / Don’t Hide Your Love – Solar 12”
44 44 Rocket – I Wanna Know – Virgin 12”
45 35 Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk / Instrumental – 21 Records 12”
46 45 Alfie Silas – A Puppet To You – US RCA 12”
47 47 Eddy Grant – I Don’t Wanna Dance – Ice 12”
48 32 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – US West End 12”
49 72 Sonny Charles – Can’t Get Enough / Put It In A Magazine – US High Rise LP
50 37 Weeks & Co – Go With The Flow – US Prelude 12”/Epic LP
51 51 Stanley Turrentine – Paradise / Gemini / I’ll Be There – US Elektra LP
52 52 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – You Send Me / Moody’s Mood For Love / Butter – US Boardwalk LP
53 64 Prince – D.M.S.R. / 1999 – US Warner Bros LP
54 NE Wreckin Crew – Chance To Dance – US Erect 12”
55 67 Johnnie Taylor – What About My Love – US Beverly Glen Music 12”
56 73 Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Casablanca 12”
57 NE Shalamar – Friends (Remix) – Solar 12”
58 48 Alfie Silas – Put The Freeze On / Communicate / Body Heat – US RCA LP
59 61 Inner Life – Moment Of My Life – US Salsoul 12”
60 53 Bobby Nunn – She’s Just A Groupie – Motown 12”
61 60 Rodney Franklin – Sonshine – US Columbia LP
62 NE Dynasty – Strokin’ / Right Back At Cha! / That’s The Way I Feel About You / I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You / Check It Out – (US Solar LP)
63 59 Khemistry – Can You Feel My Love / I Can’t Lose With The Stuff I Use / I Got A Feeling / Sucker For The Boogie – US Columbia LP
64 80 Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me / Dub – Virgin 12”
65 NE Orbit – The Beat Goes On – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
66 NE NY Skyy – Won’t You Be Mine / Let’s Celebrate (Remix) – Epic 12”
67 50 Jimmie Gray – The Kool People (Instrumental) – JKO 12”
68 NE Grover Washington Jr – Can You Dig It? – US Elektra LP
69 NE Musical Youth – Youth Of Today – MCA 12”
70 43 Ruddy Thomas & Susan Cadogan – (You Know How To) Make Me Feel So Good – Virgin 12”
71 RE Diana Ross – Muscles – Capitol 12”
72 68 Conway & Temple – You Can Lay Your Head On My Shoulder – Jive 12”
73 81 Lionel Richie – Serves You Right / Tell Me / Wandering Stranger – US Motown LP
74 79 Gwen McCrae – Doin’ It / I Need To Be With You – Atlantic LP
75 55 Debbie Trusty – Searchin’ For Some Lovin’ – US West End 12”
76 44 Rocket – Here Comes My Love / Groove Thing / Come Together – Canadian Quality RFC LP
77 NE Sunfire – Step In The Light / Young Free And Single – US Warner Bros LP
78 84 First Light – A.M. – Oval 12”
79 82 Risan – Eastern Palace / Rappers Mix – Saffron 12”
80 NE Bar-Kays – Anticipation / She Talks To Me With Her Body / Do It (Let Me See You Shake) – US Mercury LP
81 NE Plush – Free And Easy (Re-Remix) – US RCA 12”
82 75 Klymaxx – Heartbreaker / Girls Will Be Girls / Convince Me – US Solar LP
83 65 Jonzun Crew – Pack Jam / Instrumental – US Tommy Boy 12”
84 NE Torso with Gail Grier – In Heat – Identity 12”
85 85 Michael Wilson – Groove It To Your Body / Instrumental – US Prelude 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Legacy: ‘The Groove Is Here (Mix-x-xtend)’ (US Airwave 12in)
David Sanborn: ‘Theme From Love Is Not Enough’ / Neil Larsen & Buzz Feiten: ‘Casino Lights’ (Warner Bros LP)
Bloodstone: ‘Go On And Cry’ (Epic)
(Phenomenal): ‘One Two Three (Come See About Me)’ / ‘Give Me A Shot (Of Your Love)’ (US Stanpico 12in)
Rod ‘Just Keep On Walking’ (US Prelude 12in)
Margie Joseph: ‘Knockout’ (US HCRC 12in)
Gloria Gaynor: ‘Tease Me’ / ‘Mack-Side’ (US Atlantic 12in)
Kool & The Gang: ‘Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho’ (De-Lite 12in)
Bill Wolfer: ‘Pop Quiz’ / ‘Camouflage’ / ‘Why Do You Do Me’ (US Constellation LP)
Sheree Brown: ‘Got To Get Away’ / ‘Feels So Good’ (US Capitol LP)
Dianne Reeves: ‘Perfect Love’ / ‘Welcome To My Love’ (US PAJ/Palo Alto LP)
Toney Lee: ‘Reach Up’ (US Radar 12in)
Tracey King: ‘I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again’ / Instrumental (Smokey Joe 12in)
Bo Boss: ‘Tequila’ (US Emergency 12in)
Yvonne Brown: ‘Going Down’ (US Montage 12in)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 07 I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
02 09 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
03 02 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
04 01 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
05 03 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
06 05 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
07 13 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
08 12 Mad World – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
09 10 Love’s Comin’ At Ya – Melba Moore – EMI America 12”
10 14 (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
11 25 Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
12 04 Pass The Dutchie – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
13 08 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
14 37 Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
15 15 Let Me Go – Heaven 17 – B.E.F./Virgin 12”
16 06 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
17 11 Situation (Remix) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
18 17 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR/TMT 12”
19 — Heartbreaker – Dionne Warwick – Arista
20 19 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
21 — Knock Me Out – Gary’s Gang – Arista 12”
22 — The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney – Epic
23 — In And Out – Willie Hutch – Motown 12”
24 — Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
25 22 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
26 — Cry Boy Cry – Blue Zoo – Magnet 12”
27 27 Nipple To The Bottle – Grace Jones – Island 12”
28 18 (Bigger And Better) Lies – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
29 — Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
30 20 Zoom – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
31 — Baby I’m A Fool For You – Sylvia & The Sapphires – Stiff
32 16 Jackie Wilson Said – Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Mercury 12”
33 33 Love Me Do – Beatles – Parlophone 12”
34 36 She’s So Divine – The Limit – Ariola 12”
35 — Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
36 — Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team – Charisma 12”
37 — Talk Talk – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
38 — You’ve Said Enough – Central Line – Mercury 12”
39 — Back To Love – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
40 — Rio – Duran Duran – EMI 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:

Human League 66-133f, Duran Duran 0-141f, Musical Youth 0-75f, Modern Romance 118c, Yazoo 140f, Lionel Richie 0-17-34-0r, Simple Minds 98½-100f, Talk Talk 135f, Visage 152(intro)-122f, Japan 0-18-0r, Haysi Fantayzee (0-)160f, Mari Wilson 145f, Tote Coelo (FX-)139f, Evelyn King 114f, John Lennon 0-20-0f, Neil Diamond 59/29/0r, Suzi Quatro 134f, Marillion 0-134-135f, Billy Fury 77-0r, Eurythmics 122f, Central Line 111f, GBH 158-0r, Dramatics 66f.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 05 Medley: I’m Not In Love — Girl You’re In Love – Scherrie Payne – US Altair 12”
02 01 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – US Columbia 12”
03 02 Dirty Talk (USA Connection / Inst) – Klein & MBO – US 25 West Records 12”
04 03 Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
05 06 In The Name Of Love / Remix – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
06 08 Mind Warp / Tech-No-Logical World / Invasion – Patrick Cowley – US Megatone LP
07 04 I’m So Hot For You / Still Hott 4U – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
08 13 Die Hard Lover – Loverde – US Moby Dick 12”
09 22 Passion (Remix) – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
10 09 Calling All Boys / Passion – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”
11 12 Masterpiece – Gazebo – Baby 12”
12 07 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
13 11 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
14 18 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
15 20 Make My Feet Wanna Dance – Motion – Canadian Scorpio 12”
16 17 Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
17 14 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
18 21 State Of Independence – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
19 19 Everybody – Madonna – US Sire 12”
20 10 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
21 — Nipple To The Bottle – Grace Jones – Island 12”
22 24 The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – Philly World 12”
23 16 I Like Plastic – Marsha ‘Delite’ Raven – Red Bus 12”
24 15 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Arista 12”
25 — Muscles – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
26 23 Don’t You Want My Love – Vera – Canadian Matra 12”
27 — Nasty Girl – Vanity 6 – Warner Bros LP
28 — I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
29 25 She Has A Way / Beat By Beat – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
30 — I’m So Hot For You (Remix) – Bobby “O” – Canadian Unidisc 12”

7 thoughts on “November 27, 1982: Malcolm McLaren, Nairobi, New York Skyy, Rod, Toney Lee”

  1. In the same week that scratching is finally called by its proper name (albeit in the context of tracks by ABC and Malcolm McLaren), the “nasty form of cancer” which afflicted the late Patrick Cowley has yet to be christened as AIDS.

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  2. And the first mention of the legendary Streetsounds compilations too – over the next 4 or 5 years these were everywhere. Full 12” versions and of the best tunes were what made them a cut above anything else.
    A bit like Deep Heat later in the decade but more underground than that series and Deep Heat didn’t use 12” versions.

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  3. I remember reading that about Patrick Cowley as I bought the mega mix – wasnt he the first ‘famous’ person to die of AIDS?

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      1. Yes, I’m fairly sure that Patrick Cowley was the first person with a notable public profile, and Rock Hudson was the first bona fide celebrity.

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    1. That’s right. Hudson was the first celeb to get it but not die of it. Looked into that yesterday. So tragic how many great artists died of it. Sharon Redd, Dan Hartman, Larry Levan, Jermaine Stewart, Sylvester..

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