December 11, 1982: The Jammers, Michelle Wallace, George Clinton, RJ’s Latest Arrival, I Level

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

GRANDMASTER FLASH & The Furious Five (somehow there were seven guys on stage) failed to get through to me on Sunday at The Venue although it was obvious a lot of other people found them an interesting contemporary phenomenon, at the very least — anyway, tying in with their visit, PRT’s Rowdy Yeats has compiled an intelligent selection of full 12in length Sugarhill rappers into a budget priced double album, ‘Rapped Uptight‘ (Sugarhill SHLD 1001) . . . Morgan Khan’s ‘Street Sounds’ LP/cassette includes a superior quality sweatshirt offer — mine kept me snug as a bug during the recent cold snap! . . . Montana Sextet appears on UK 12in in not two but three different versions . . . Modern Romance ‘Best Years Of Our Lives’ is on promo 12in in a jinglebell accompanied Christmas Mix . . . Prince ‘1999’ replaced Vanity 6 as top US Dance/Disco hit, Marvin Gaye has both top US black single and LP . . . Lyndon (01-863 0850) needs a DJ for a pub residency in Shepherds Bush, Mon/Tues/Wed evenings, Sat/Sun lunchtimes . . . Nic Wakefield (Sidmouth Carinas) says Exeter High Street’s Pitts Records now stocks the top selling imports with DJ/student discounts and the promise of a larger selection if people buy ’em — Nic’s recent Motown night at Exeter Tiffany’s incidentally pulled punters from all over Devon and even Bristol, and despite the obvious range of oldies the most requested records were Bobby Nunn and Willie Hutch . . . Martin ‘Spud’ Richards (Erith Phoenix mobile) however says Willie Hutch is a floor-clearer at mobile gigs, though Messrs Henderson/Clinton/Brunson all work well . . . Pez (Wallasey) similarly sez ‘Sexual Healing’ is a floor-clearer on the Wirral, Jinx Joynson from the same neck of the woods reckons Whodini ‘It’s All In Mr Magic’s Wand’ is the biggest request in the area . . . Frenchie & Pete Haigh report that the clinic on Blackpool’s Whitegate Drive has adopted ‘Sexual Healing’ as its theme tune — maybe that’s an address our agony aunt Susanne Garrett should note? . . . Kev Edwards of Manchester’s influential Spinn Inn record shop says my Soul On Sound preview mixes often include tracks previously missed but then bought as a result, citing in particular Billy Preston’s ‘Don’t Try To Fight It‘ as one which helped shift ten copies of a largely ignored album . . . Hobbs Of Mayfair’s ludicrously rich chocolate truffle cake (£6.60 whole/£1 a slice) should be mentioned for the way it sustains us at Soul On Sound — we eat it with spoons! . . . Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ is actually probably the killer mix with Central Line ‘Nature Boy’ — I forgot my playing order last week — but ‘Thriller’ works with it too anyway . . . 12in pressings on US Mercury labels now suddenly seem to be at 45rpm . . . Gwen McCrae’s remix doesn’t actually improve on the song’s original unity of structure . . . Central Line and Torso featuring Gail Greer have been getting much DJ praise for their individual recent rounds of club PA’s . . . Stax founder Jim Stewart’s involvement with HCRC — Houston Connection Recording Corporation — must help explain the latter label’s soulfulness . . . Chris Dinnis warns Christmas visitors to the West Country who’d like tickets for Exeter Boxes jazz-soul Xmas Eve party to order ’em now on 0392-59292 . . . Neil Fincham funks Edinburgh Mad Hatters on Sundays now to capitalise on the misfortune of that city’s previous Sunday funker, Tom Wilson, who moved from Oscars after a brewery takeover to the Uptown, which has now burnt to the ground — tough luck, Tom! . . . Big Al, well known at Guildford and Purley Cinderella Rockerfellas, is now resident at Edinburgh Cinderellas . . . Brother To Brother wonder how come Morgan Khan never gets out to Stanmore’s Chevaliers in The Limes, Warren Lane, which they jazz-soul every Thurs/Fri/Saturday, claiming it as probably one of the only clubs outside central London playing the music three nights a week . . . Darrel Fogel & Dave Smith funk Mayfair’s Samantha’s on Monday (£1 cocktails), Wednesday (ladies night), Thursday (all the upfront newies) . . . Bradford’s Time & Place appears to be heavily into electrophonic phunk . . . John Sharples plays general stuff Fri/Saturdays at Preston Snooty’s Nightclub . . . Paul Coates’s gig in the Bentleys part of Stockton on Tees’ Bentleys/Buddy’s has just had a complete revamp . . . Graham Gold, burning up the JFM airwaves Monday lunchtime, had a guy ask him at Mayfair Gullivers for Kandldate’s ‘Never Say Bye‘, only to rave on at the guy about how great the group’s “new” lead singer was, before then playing the request — had he looked at the name studded in silver on the guy’s glasses (actually on the lens), and on his bracelet, medallion, shirt and for all we know jockey shorts, Graham would’ve spotted sooner it was the self-same singer, Viscount Oliver! . . . Glynn Warren, trying to get a gay night going in Plymouth at Snobs on Sundays, tapes most of his mixes at home as the club doesn’t have vari-speed decks . . . Tony Walton, whose mixing cassette from a Continental residency I mentioned a while back, as a result of that mention is now resident at Manchester’s Legend and does a guest night every Thursday at Wigan Pier . . . Theo Loyla reckons that now it’s a pop hit, Incantation (which you may remember me championing on its release) should soon be in our Nightclub chart — surely Theo, as a plugger, you’d agree its appearance there would have been more beneficial actually before it was a hit? . . . Rush Release’s Ian Titchener thinks I should emphasise that I actually buy all my imports and even some of the UK material that’s reviewed, just to correct a false impression evidently given by Theo (who I didn’t hear) at Edgbaston’s Faces French (whose new decor is very bitty and nothing like as nice as it was before) . . . DJs I’ve never heard of suddenly seem to be sending me their reaction reports which should be going instead to a plugging company called Coverpoint, who’ve obviously got some real geniuses on their books . . . in point of fact, if all the DJs who claimed on reaction reports that they send charts to us actually did so, we wouldn’t have to keep asking for more! . . . Christmas deadlines loom frighteningly soon, and in fact if you want any gigs mentioned between now and the 5th January you MUST send info off immediately to reach us by this coming Monday (13), anything after 5th January to reach us by Thursday 23rd December — these being the dates we’d like your charts too, please . . . Nick Ratcliffe (Winkfield) says, apropos our coolest running plugger, “Erskine Thompson, phone home”! . . . HEAVY HEAVY MONSTER VIBES!


RADIO LUXEMBOURG’S whizz-kid mixer Alan Coulthard may have technology at his fingertips but he still does his mixes on a table in his bedroom! The decks he’s using are Technics SL-1500 digital readout vari-speed (no longer available new) while behind him on the bed is a TEAC 4-track open reel recorder. Studying law at University College London, 19-year-old Alan doesn’t have much time to spare for live disco work but would nevertheless like offers of one-off mixing gigs, or maybe one night a week, on 01-648 6411. Meanwhile, hear what he can do with these decks and a razor blade most Fridays at about 10.10pm on 208m MW.


UK NEWIES

THE JAMMERS: ‘Be Mine Tonight’ (LP ‘The Jammers’ Salsoul SA 8556, via RCA).
Dynamite “D” Train-type synth introed then chick sung almost Brass Construction-ish 119bpm groove, now due on 3-track 12in (SALT 101) with the slinkily subdued subtle 0-116½bpm ‘What Have You Got To Lose‘ and one or other mix of the 118½bpm ‘And You Know That‘, leaving just the less than necessary 0-113½bpm ‘Straight Down To The Bone‘ of their current chart titles on the actual LP.

MICHELLE WALLACE: ‘Jazzy Rhythm’ (System SYS/L 101).
Arthur Baker produced (and as good as you’d expect) jiggling steady 116bpm 12in groove, not jazzy despite the title, soulfully wailed over nagging synth and grunting guys, flipped in an odd move by the totally separate BRENDA WATTS: ‘Who Needs A Love Like That‘ a boringly tempoed 0-108-109-110- 111bpm jolting judderer, which will in fact remain the flip — Northend ‘Tee’s Happy’ now only being available here on the ‘Street Sounds’ LP.

GEORGE CLINTON: ‘Atomic Dog’ (LP ‘Computer Games’ Capitol EST 12246).
Amusing good jiggly 107½bpm P’funk chanter with “bow-wow-wow-yippee-yo-yippee-ay” chorus (an interesting synch with Malcolm McLaren), the more straightforwardly P’funky 113bpm ‘Man’s Best Friend‘ seguing straight into the here also 113bpm ‘Loopzilla’, ‘Get Dressed‘ at 108bpm being another with words well worth studying.

BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Welcome To The Club’ (LP ‘Blast!’ A&M AMLH 64927).
Of the ten tracks only four are new, this smacking 116½bpm strutter being best but no classic while ‘Funk It (Funkadelala)‘ is a funky 111bpm burbler, ‘The Great Awaking‘ a clopping 110 1/3bpm swayer and ‘I’m Giving You All Of My Love’ a dead slow (0-)36½-0bpm crawler, leaving you with rather more interesting oldies like the 99bpm ‘Strawberry Letter 23’, 111(intro)-113-114-115bpm ‘Ain’t We Funkin’ Now’, 105bpm ‘Get The Funk Out Ma Face’ and inevitable 119bpm ‘Stomp!’

MORRISSEY MULLEN: ‘Bladerunner (Version)’ (Beggars Banquet BEG 87T).
Although played in its original soundtrack version by Dick Morrissey this new stop-start 121(intro)-119-120-122bpm 12in jazz-funk instrumental remake doesn’t remind me of anything in the film, unless it was the lovely slow sax theme that’s now been speeded up.

DANNY RAY & SHIRLEY JAMES: ‘How ‘Bout Us’ (Black Jack 12BJ 016).
Champaign’s old smoocher given a nice enough 71½-71bpm 12in lovers rock revival, but the duo have done better.

GRACE JONES: ‘My Jamaican Guy’ (LP ‘Living My Life’ Island ILPS 9722).
Less than vital as a disco set, though this 92½-94-95-96bpm jitterer continues the progressive slowing down process of ‘Nipple To The Bumper’, and ‘Cry Now Laugh Later‘ is a stark subdued 117-119-120bpm electro smacker.

THE REDDINGS: ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ (LP ‘Steamin’ Hot’ Epic 85725).
Seven or more months since the set stiffed on import but better late than never I suppose, their pleasantly straightforward 104bpm revival of Otis’s classic goes nicely now with Bobby M’s ‘Let’s Stay Together’ . . . but why isn’t it on 7in?

DIONNE WARWICK: ‘Take The Short Way Home’ (LP ‘Heartbreaker’ Arista 204974).
Along with her 101bpm title track smash, this similarly Gibb styled slinky 103bpm swayer is worth investigation.

BILLY PRESTON: ‘Don’t Try To Fight It’ (LP ‘Pressin’ On’ Motown STML 12177).
Good brassily rolling slightly Benson-ish 108-107-109(break)-107bpm jittery jolter, unjustly ignored by most jocks.

JAMAICA GIRLS: ‘Rock The Beat’ (Becket BKSL 2, via PRT).
Sweet chix cooed jerky simple 119-121-120-120½bpm 12in disco beater keeps slipping into reggae-ish tempo for unusual effect.

CHERI: ‘Give It To Me Baby’ (21 Records POSPX 537).
Lightweight breathy 115bpm 12in girlie group fluff finally joined by a rapping guy, less than grabbing, flipped as was their last one by the better slickly cantering 0-123bpm ‘Starstruck‘.


IMPORTS

RJ’S LATEST ARRIVAL: ‘Stay With Me’ (US Zoo York 4W9 03383).
“D” Train-ish acappella introed 121bpm 12in electrophonic phunker excellent out of ‘You’re The One For Me’ and while not maybe a floor builder certainly a floor holder.

I LEVEL: ‘Give Me (Dub Version)’ (US Epic 49-03415).
The US 12in is a 4-tracker with the original 113-114-113-114bpm ‘Give Me’ and ‘3 AM’ on one side and then two dynamite 114½bpm John Luongo remixes on the other, well worth getting.

SANDY KERR: ‘Thug Rock’ (US Catawba CA 7000).
Already evidently being sued by I Level’s publishers, this is nothing other than ‘Give Me’ given a good 115bpm 12in female rap treatment with new words over their uncredited tune, the mainly instrumental flip being another ‘Chimental Mix’.

GYPSY LANE: ‘Cold Fire (Fierce Instrumental Remix)’ (Canadian Musicworks MWE-1202).
Yet more “D” Train-ish 123bpm 12in electrophonic phunk, good for bridging between Tyrone Brunson and all those Soul Sonic Patrol orbiters.

FEEL: ‘I’d Like To’ (US Sutra SUD 011).
Players Association-produced 110bpm 12in electrophonic phunker, instrumental side being best for mixing between Malcolm McLaren and Extra T’s.

TYRONE DAVIS: ‘Are You Serious’ (US High Rise SHR 2004).
The veteran soulster’s new label debut (he has an album just out too) is a gorgeous 40½(intro)-85-86bpm 7in deep soul slowie on a par for content if not intensity with Robert Winters & Fall.

CHAKA KHAN: ‘Be Bop Medley’ (LP ‘Chaka Khan’ US Warner Bros 23729).
Impressively sung 115-117bpm discotization of various old ’40s/50s/60s be-bop tunes by the likes of Thelonius Monk, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, by far the best thing on an album which otherwise is only most notable for the already reviewed UK 7in issued smacking 118bpm ‘Pass It On‘.

MASTER JAM: ‘Dancin’ All Night’ (US 2nd To None Records STNR 1000).
Maddeningly familiar happily cantering 0-130½bpm 12in skipper with butch guys before the standout electric piano break, at a tempo that’s best for jazz-soul specialists.

MELLE MEL & DUKE BOOTEE: ‘Message II (Survival)’ (US Sugar Hill SH-594).
Masquerading as the follow-up to ‘The Message’ but nowhere near as bitingly good, this 125bpm 12in electro rapper nevertheless works well with the Soul Sonic Patrol orbiters.

LEMELLE: ‘You Got Something Special’ (US Leviticus LVT-1000).
Competent enough murkily structured chunkily bumbling c.119bpm 12in thudder well wailed by the lady, but to my ears (and I’ve kept going back to it) not really something special.

MASURRATI & HUEY HARRIS: ‘Super Duper (Lovin)’ (US Lioness Ltd MC-0001).
Incredibly infectious chix cooed sweetly swaying 116-115½-116bpm 12in tapper chugs gently along with lovely odd plopping noises, yowling guitar break and a huskily rapping chap before some more intense wailing.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – DECEMBER 11, 1982

01 01 Marvin Gaye – (Sexual) Healing / Instrumental – CBS 12”
02 02 Montana Sextet – Heavy Vibes / Club Mix – Virgin 12”
03 03 Willie Hutch – In And Out – Motown 12”
04 05 Billy Griffin – Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – CBS 12”
05 04 Gwen McCrae – Keep The Fire Burning – Atlantic 12”/Remix
06 07 Extra T’s – E.T. Boogie / Instrumental – US Sunnyview 12”
07 06 Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf – Epic 12”
08 18 The S.O.S. Band – Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) – US Tabu LP
09 08 George Clinton – Loopzilla – Capitol 12”
10 16 The Jammers – Be Mine Tonight / What Have You Got To Lose / Straight Down To The Bone – Salsoul LP
11 17 Michelle Wallace – Jazzy Rhythm / Brenda Watts – Who Needs Love Like That – System 12”
12 13 Nairobi – Soul Makossa – London 12”
13 09 The S.O.S. Band – High Hopes / Good & Plenty – Tabu 12”
14 10 Raw Silk – Do It To The Music / Dub Mix – KR 12”
15 11 Sharon Redd – Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Prelude 12”
16 23 Syl Johnson – Ms Fine Brown Frame – US Boardwalk 12”
17 20 Whodini – Magic’s Wand – Jive 12”
18 15 Central Line – You’ve Said Enough – Mercury 12”
19 NE Michael Jackson – Thriller / Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / Baby Be Mine – Epic LP
20 34 Shalamar – Friends (Remix) – Solar 12”
21 14 Marvin Gaye – My Love Is Waiting / Turn On Some Music / Third World Girl / Joy – CBS LP
22 22 Bobby M/Jean Carn – Let’s Stay Together / How Do You Feel Tonight / Charlie’s Backbeat – US Gordy LP
23 28 Warp 9 – Nunk – Arista 12”
24 30 Evelyn King – Back To Love / Shame – RCA 12”
25 26 Roy Ayers – Fast Money – US Uno Melodic 12”
26 21 Gary’s Gang – Knock Me Out – Arista 12”
27 38 First Light – A.M. – Oval 12”
28 12 Greg Henderson – Dreamin’ – Greyhound Record Production 12”
29 27 Detroit Spinners – Magic In The Moonlight / So Far Away – Atlantic 12”
30 NE Malcolm McLaren – Buffalo Gals (Scratch Mix) – Charisma 12”
31 39 Wham – Young Guns (Go For It) – Inner Vision 12”
32 29 Grover Washington Jr – Can You Dig It / Brazilian Memories / More Than Meets The Eye / Mixty Motions – US Elektra LP
33 24 Melba Moore – Love’s Comin’ At Ya – EMI America 12”
34 50 Rod – Just Keep On Walking – US Prelude 12”
35 25 Stone – Girl I Like The Way That You Move – US West End 12”
36 47 Bobby Nunn – She’s Just A Groupie – Motown 12” promo/US LP
37 49 NY Skyy – Let Love Shine / Won’t You Be Mine / Let’s Celebrate (Remix) – Epic Streetwave 12”
38 40 Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk / Instrumental – 21 Records 12”
39 68 Imagination – Changes (Remix) – R&B 12”
40 35 Eddy Grant – I Don’t Wanna Dance – Ice 12”
41 19 New Jersey Connection – Love Don’t Come Easy – Nite Life 12”
42 42 Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – You Send Me / Moody’s Mood For Love / You Shouldn’t Have Made It So Good – US Boardwalk LP
43 31 William DeVaughn – Creme De Creme – US HCRC 12”
44 NE Toney Lee – Reach Up – US Radar 12”
45 56 Inner Life – Moment Of My Life – US Salsoul 12”
46 41 Stanley Turrentine – I’ll Be There / Paradise / You Can’t Take My Love – US Elektra LP
47 48 Donna Summer – I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Casablanca 12”
48 NE Central Line – Nature Boy – Mercury 12”
49 57 Orbit – The Beat Goes On – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
50 52 Bill Wolfer – Pop Quiz / Call Me / Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone / Nobody Knows / Camouflage / Why Do You Do Me / So Shy – US Constellation LP
51 45 Sonny Charles – Can’t Get Enough / Put It In A Magazine – US High Rise LP
52 37 B.T. (Brenda Taylor) – You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too – Excaliber 12”
53 32 Carol Douglas – You’re Not So Hot (Instrumental) – Canadian Next Plateau 12”
54 36 Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Ze 12”
55 61 Wreckin Crew – Chance To Dance – US Erect 12”
56 46 Prince – D.M.S.R. / 1999 / Lady Cab Driver / International Driver – US Warner Bros LP
57 33 Kool & The Gang – (Ooh La La La) Let’s Go Dancin’ – De-Lite 12”
58 63 Masurrati & Huey Harris – Super Duper (Lovin’) – US Lioness Ltd 12”
59 84 Eleanor Grant – (I Am Ready) Sexual Healing – US Catawba 12”
60 66 The Nick Straker Band – Straight Ahead – Firebird 12”
61 55 Rodney Franklin – Sonshine – US Columbia LP
62 44 Rocket – I Wanna Know / It Keeps Me Coming Back – Virgin 12”
63 NE George Clinton – Atomic Dog / Man’s Best Friend / Get Dressed – Capitol LP
64 69 Chaka Khan – Be Bop Medley / Pass It On (A Sure Thing) – US Warner Bros LP
65 51 Klymaxx – Wild Girls – Solar 12”
66 54 Peech Boys – Don’t Make Me Wait – TMT 12”
67 NE Kool & The Gang – Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho – De-Lite 12”
68 73 Sunfire – Step In The Light / Young Free And Single – US Warner Bros LP
69 59 Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Body Slam! – US Warner Bros 12”
70 72 Rocket – Here Comes My Love / Come Together – Canadian Quality RFC LP
71 67 Risan – Eastern Palace / Rappers Mix – Saffron 12”
72 53 Robert Winters & Fall – Do It Any Way You Want – US Casablanca LP
73 71 “Q” – The Voice Of “Q” – Philly World 12”
74 58 Strikers – Contagious / Instrumental – Prelude 12”
75 NE I Level – Give Me (Dub Version) / (Remix) – US Epic 12”
76 NE Bobby “O” – Still Hott 4 U / I’m So Hot For You – “O” 12”
77 80 Legacy – The Groove Is Here (Mix-x-xtend) – US Airwave 12”
78 NE Lionel Richie – Serves You Right / You Are – Motown LP
79 NE Lemelle – You Got Something Special – US Leviticus 12”
80 NE Indeep – Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life – US Sound Of New York 12”
81 NE Gypsy Lane – Cold Fire (Fierce Remix) – Canadian Musicworks 12”
82 85 Mighty Diamonds – The Last Dance (The Last Waltz) – KR 12”
83 NE The Jammers – And You Know That – US Salsoul 12”
84 NE Lionel Richie – Truly – Motown 12”
85 83 Margie Joseph – Knockout – US HCRC 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

Tyrone Davis: ‘Are You Serious’ (US High-Rise/LP)
Donald Byrd: ‘Star Trippin’ (Elektra 12in)
Sharon Redd: ‘In The Name Of Love’ (Prelude 12in)
Sandy Kerr: ‘Thug Rock’ (US Catawba 12in)
Luther Vandross: ‘You’re The Sweetest One’ / ‘Better Love’ (US Epic LP)
Master Jam: ‘Dancin’ All Night’ (US STNR 12in)
Chic: ‘Hangin’ (US Atlantic 12in promo)
Gene Harris: ‘Spring Shores’ / ‘Everything Must Change’ / ‘Meditation’ (US Jam LP)
Morrissey Mullen: ‘Bladerunner (Version)’ (Beggars Banquet 12in)
Bo Boss: ‘Hao Hao Ha Tequila’ (US Emergency 12in)
Captain Sky: ‘Don’t Touch That Dial’ (US Philly World 12in)
Luther Vandross: ‘Bad Boy/Having A Party’ (Epic 12in)
Weather Girls: ‘It’s Raining Men’ (CBS 12in)
Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde: ‘The Challenge (Inst)’ (US Profile 12in)
ABC: ‘The Look Of Love (Scratch Mix)’ (Neutron 12in)
RJ’s Latest Arrival: ‘Stay With Me’ (US Zoo York 12in)
Reggie Griffin & Technofunk: ‘Mirda Rock’ (US Sweet Mountain 12in)
Melle Mel & Duke Bootee: ‘Message II (Survival)’ (US Sugarhill 12in)
Tracey King: ‘I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again’ / Inst (Smokey Joe 12in)
Lace: ‘Can’t Play Around (Inst)’ (US Atlantic RFC 12in)
Feel: ‘I’d Like To (Inst)’ (US Sutra 12in)
Brothers Johnson: ‘Welcome To The Club’ / ‘Strawberry Letter 23’ / ‘Funk It’ (A&M LP)
The Webboes: ‘Under The Wear’ (US SAM 12in)
Bloodstone: ‘My Love Grows Stronger’ (US T-Neck 12in)
Mikki: ‘Itching For Love’ (US Emerald 12in)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 04 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
02 05 Mirror Man – Human League – Virgin 12”
03 01 I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
04 03 (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
05 07 Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
06 02 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
07 06 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
08 08 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
09 10 Mad World – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
10 13 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
11 11 Love’s Comin’ At Ya – Melba Moore – EMI America 12”
12 09 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
13 20 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Motown 12”
14 33 Friends – Shalamar – Solar 12”
15 24 Back To Love – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
16 15 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
17 18 Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team – Charisma 12”
18 19 I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
19 14 The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney – Epic
20 28 You’ve Said Enough – Central Line – Mercury 12”
21 31 Rio – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
22 21 Situation (Remix) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
23 30 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) – Simple Minds – Virgin 12”
24 23 Let Me Go – Heaven 17 – B.E.F./Virgin 12”
25 25 Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
26 — Truly – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
27 26 Love Come Down – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
28 17 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
29 12 Lifeline – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
30 29 Walking On Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – London 12”
31 — The Other Side Of Love – Yazoo – Mute 12”
32 — Best Years Of Our Lives – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
33 22 Nipple To The Bottle – Grace Jones – Island 12”
34 — Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
35 37 Knock Me Out – Gary’s Gang – Arista 12”
36 34 Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
37 16 Heartbreaker – Dionne Warwick – Arista
38 — Time (Clock Of The Heart) – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
39 32 Talk Talk – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
40 38 Love Is A Stranger – Eurythmics – RCA 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:

The Jam 0-157f, Soft Cell 95f, Kevin Rowland 122-124f, Malcolm McLaren 0-108½-0c, Donna Summer 125f, Phil Collins 195f, Kool & The Gang 108f, Siouxsie 79-78-0r, Bananarama 62-124f, Incantation 96-122c, Barry Manilow 0-114-115-0r, Cliff Richard 64/32f, Willie Hutch 111f, The Beat 0-131f, The The 143f, George Clinton 115f.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 In The Name Of Love (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
02 03 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – CBS 12”
03 02 Medley: I’m Not In Love — Girl You’re In Love – Scherrie Payne – Record Shack 12”
04 07 Beat The Street (Inst) / Never Give You Up / Beat The Street (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
05 27 She Has A Way / Beat By Beat – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
06 06 Mind Warp / Tech-No-Logical World – Patrick Cowley – US Megatone LP
07 13 I’m So Hot For You – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
08 11 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
09 18 Do Ya Wanna Funk – Sylvester/Patrick Cowley – London 12”
10 22 I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
11 10 Native Love (Remix) – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
12 04 Dirty Talk (USA Connection) / (Canadian Remix) – Klein & MBO – TMT 12”
13 — Mirror Man – Human League – Virgin 12”
14 05 Die Hard Lover – Loverde – US Moby Dick 12”
15 16 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
16 24 The Voice Of “Q” – “Q” – Philly World 12”
17 — State Of Independence – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
18 — (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
19 14 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Arista 12”
20 — Baby Gets High – Peter Brown – US RCA 12”
21 15 Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
22 09 Don’t You Want My Love – Vera – Canadian Matra 12”
23 — Situation (Remix) / (Dub Version) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
24 — Magic’s Wand – Whodini – Jive 12”
25 08 Passion / Calling All Boys – Flirts – Canadian Unidisc 12”/“Q” 12”
26 — Knock Me Out – Gary’s Gang – Arista 12”
27 19 Everybody – Madonna – US Sire 12”
28 23 I Will Follow Him – Claudja Barry – Canadian Lollipop 12”
29 25 The Other Side Of Love – Yazoo – Mute 12”
30 — Thunder & Lightning – Risque – Dutch Polydor 12”

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