December 18, 1982: Antoniou, Ex Tras, Northend, Leonard Chin, William DeVaughn

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

JUDGE McHALE recently ruled at Snaresbrook Crown Court that promotional records marked “Not For Sale — Property Of (record company name)” can nevertheless still be sold by their recipients, which should make a lot of DJs happy (if not richer!) — however, the good judge’s finding does neglect one of the reasons why such records are marked thus, mainly because no royalties are paid on them, so doubtless an appeal will be lodged by the music biz . . . Central Line’s ‘Nature Boy’ vocal has been re-recorded and instrumental remixed for the future UK 12in, which’ll be a 3-tracker with the current US version on it too . . . Rockers Revenge ‘The Harder They Come’ UK 12in A-side will be a longer 11:25 remix different to the US version, and due promotionally before Christmas but not for sale until mid-January . . . Manu Dibango’s ‘Soul Makossa’ is now due on UK 12in for the first time too, like Nairobi’s version on London as well, flipped by ‘Big Blow’ . . . ‘Turn On Some Music’ is Marvin’s follow-up . . . White Label is a now promotion company servicing disco/radio DJs and, especially, specialist disco shops, their first effort being the Michelle Wallace/Brenda Watts 12in, but they’re not after more DJs as their books are full — instead they’re after product to promote, at 27 Pembridge Crescent, London W11 (temporary number 01-229 0248) . . . ‘E.T. Boogie’ import supplies have now evidently dried up for good, so if you still haven’t got it you’d better look sharp! . . . UK radio’s emphasis on the music from ‘E.T.’ seems surprising as the only bit you actually notice during the film is ‘Papa Oom Mow Mow!’ . . . David Rodigan meets superfly at Bristol’s Spencers Night Club in Colston Street next Thursday (23), jocking and judging an interesting sounding Rapping DJ/MC contest . . . West Surrey & Hants DJ Association have a Christmas binge on Wednesday (22) at Guildford’s Stoke Hotel, £3 tickets include a chicken supper (details 0483 67720) . . . Alex Lowes and Richard ‘Lofty’ Lofthouse (‘The North East Funk Fusion’) jazz-funk Durham City Rugby Club on Wednesday (22), £1 tickets from the jocks gigs or Gateshead 775976 (coaches welcome), plus there’ll be a similar but bigger do on Thursday 30th December in Chester-Le-Street ‘s Red Lion Ballroom . . . Hospital Radio Rush Green in East London are adding to their fund raising schemes with a sponsored continuous 48 hour broadcast (poor patients!) from this Friday evening (17), Capital’s Peter Young doing a guest DJ stint on Sunday afternoon, companies or individuals interested in sponsoring the hospital radio service being invited to apply to Radio Rush Green, c/o Porter’s Lodge, Rush Green Hospital, Romford, Essex . . . Tony Jenkins says a paranoid “bah!” to Chevaliers, as at Epping Forest Country Club he packs the place Thurs/Fri/Saturday playing solid upfront jazz-soul, and Froggy still does Mondays, making four nights of the music in a club outside London . . . Dartford Flicks owner Mike Keam interrupted Colin Hudd’s wedding reception to introduce the surprise reappearance of one-time Hudd protege, that dancin’ fool, the appalling Ian Moore — a little secret Colin had kept from his new in-laws! . . . Robbie Vincent actually wore a ‘Sexual Healing’ sweat shirt — what, only one?! . . . George Clinton hit London’s soul airwaves on Saturday, Robbie V’s more serious and well worked out approach being a far better foil to the Parliafunkadelicment thang’s leader than was Greg Edwards overly similar buffoonery . . . I’d kept my car radio tuned to Radio London after Robbie’s show but missed the following DJ’s name, however the ‘Breakthrough’ show on Saturday afternoons plays really exciting white-orientated dance music, with great authority . . . Hospital Radio Whittington soul DJ Richard Felstead, who used to partner Owen Washington at Le Beat Route and would fancy further gigs on 01-340 7870 (evenings), recommends ‘Where There Is Love‘ from the Whispers 1974 ‘Getting Louder’ Janus LP — meanwhile the Whispers annual Christmas LP release schedule pattern will presumably put a new import in the shops next week . . . Chris Ellis, ex-Staines Fusion Few, returned from careering (or should it be couriering?) around the Mediterranean with his name changed to Christopher Okada — but why was he snoring on the floor of Soul On Sound’s studio while I was assembling my latest preview mix last week? . . . Soul On Sound X features Bunny Wailer (airline stewardess intro)/Cold Crew/Brooklyn Express/Kleeer ‘Stonseee’/Slave ‘I’ll Be Gone’/Michael Jackson ‘Baby Be Mine’/Van Stratosphere/Indeep/Feel/Cashmere/Aurra/Lace/Maurlce Starr/Ex Tras/Vaughan Mason/Prince Charles/Eloise Laws ‘I’ve Got The Rhythm’/’More Room At The Top’/Trademark/ADC Band/Joe Freeman/Antoniou/Bo Boss/Gypsy Lane/RJ’s Latest Arrival/Mike McCray — and it flows nicely . . . Phonogram puts on a promotion night properly, unlike some companies, as witnessed by all the giveaway goodies last Friday for Kool & The Gang at Mayfair Gullivers . . . Epic, rather than cramming Heatwave’s “Hottest Hits” onto a ‘Power Cuts’ LP (EPC 25199), would surely have got greater mileage out of the group’s back catalogue by putting out extended remixes of even only half the number? . . . Morgan Khan’s ‘Street Sounds’ LP is on the new Streetsounds label (via PRT), not Streetwave (via CBS), yet the rest of the media seem oblivious to the fact . . . Dizzy Heights, whose flabbily produced 107bpm ‘Christmas Rapping‘ (Polydor WRAPX 1) has obviously been helped into the Nightclub chart by his energetic PAs, is not in fact Chris Hill — wrong shade of brown! . . . Michael’s ‘Thriller’ is a killer out of ‘Beat The Street’! . . . Indeep’s tyres screeched on the radio just as I braked last weekend — I nearly had a heart attack! . . . LPs may be slowing down but what a week it’s been for terrific 12in imports — not all of them on Catawba, either, although sometimes it seemed like it! . . . Wednesday next week (22) is now the date we need your charts and gossip/info for the first January issue, please do what you can in this busy season . . . HEAVY HEAVY JINGLE BELLS!


UK NEWIES

ANTONIOU: ‘Street Sound’ (Elite DAZZ 17).
Incredibly good powerfully chugging largely instrumental ‘Beat The Street’ type 121bpm 12in remix of ‘Sound On Sound’, another new fiddle-introed 121-120-121bpm vocal version being the probably mislabelled flip (listen to check which is which). Not a pop hit, but pure disco perfection and Elite have a Spencer Jones ‘How High’ remix coming too!

EX TRAS: ‘Haven’t Been Funked Enough’ (ExcellenT TMTT 1, Via Greyhound now but soon on TMT).
Produced by King Sporty in New York and not in fact the ‘E.T. Boogie’ Extra T’s, this bass synth rumbled steadily ticking 0-111(start)-114-115-114-113bpm 12in chugger (two more versions on flip) drives along through extra terrestrial voices and sounds great out on the floor, less so on the radio.

NORTHEND: ‘Tee’s Happy’ (LP Various ‘Street Sounds’ Streetsounds STSND 001, via PRT).
If you’ve been reading this page you’ll know what the £2.99 LP’s other seven full length tracks are, this two years old Arthur Baker produced dynamite (slightly fluctuating) 115bpm jazz vibes, synth and guitar instrumental driver being what you call the big newie so far as first time UK release goes!

LEONARD CHIN: ‘What More Can I Say’ (Sanity STY 002, via 01-837 2440).
Really nice gorgeous gentle 99-100-101-102-103bpm 12in reggae-soul swayer with lovely jazzy guitar tinkling over cooing chix, well worth finding.

WILLIAM DeVAUGHN: ‘Creme De Creme’ (Excaliber EXCL 527).
Rather late though well deserved UK release for an ultra gorgeous lightly romantic 114/57-116-118-116-118-117bpm 12in semi-slow jazzy soul swayer, which plays on the coffee theme of “we’re a perfect blend, your my creme de creme”.

RICHARD ‘DIMPLES’ FIELDS: ‘You Send Me’ (LP ‘Give Everybody Some’ Boardwalk EPC 25236).
Soft centred soul set with this superb 65-0bpm Sam Cooke revival the enduring standout for smooch-spots, his vocally dextrous jazzy 0-120-124-0bpm revival of King Pleasure’s ‘Moody’s Mood For Love‘ and mellow swaying 107bpm ‘You Shouldn’t Have Made It So Good‘ being the others to get action.

JIMMY RILEY: ‘Sexual Healing’ (Taxi IPR 2057, via Island).
Extremely useful and of course immediately floor filling 82(start)-81bpm 12in reggaefication.

RUDDY THOMAS: ‘Nice And Easy’ (Hawkeye HD 45).
Leroy Hutson’s dreamy smoocher given a gorgeous 85-86-87-85-86-87bpm 12in lovers rock reading, just as attractive on the instrumental flip.

GREGORY ISAACS: ‘Cool Down The Pace’ (Island 12WIP 6828).
Lovely cool slinky 75-76bpm lovers rock smoocher drenched in class, now on 12in remix with the instrumental coming after the vocal (instead of before it as on earlier 10in).

DISCO CONNECTION: ‘Rock Your Baby’ (PRT 12P 251).
The awful phonetic intro’s cut to “countdown three two one go!”, but even that seems superfluous on an otherwise pleasant swaying 114bpm 12in synth and vocoder washed revival of George McCrae’s oldie (shorter 115bpm flip), usefully similar to the new import Forrest ‘Rock The Boat‘.

“D” TRAIN: ‘“D” Train Dub’ (LP Various ‘Beat The Street’ Prelude PRL 32253).
Six track £2.99 LP of obvious (and previously listed) Francois Kevorkian mixes, this (slightly fluctuating) 123½bpm fluttering jerky electrophonic phunker being the only real “newie” here, good for Soul Sonic Patrol orbiters.

WHAM: ‘Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do!)’ (Inner Vision IVL A13-2442).
Largely cleaned up (a “crap” slips by) and straightened out 119(intro)-116-119bpm 12in ‘Special US Remix’ of their debut abrasive staccato rapping stomper, flipped by a different 115(start)-118½bpm version, neither of them “unsocial” now!

SCHERRIE PAYNE: ‘Medley: I’m Not In Love/Girl, You’re In Love’ (Record Shack SOHO T1, via IDS).
Freda’s sister and the Supremes mid-’70s lead singer is unlikely to do a Boys Town Gang with this gay smash slickly skipping 111bpm 12in 10cc adaptation, for although innocuous enough it stays too rooted in “disco” to have an equivalent straight MoR appeal.

HENRY HALL ORCHESTRA: ‘La De Da De Da’ (Music For Living AA1, via 01-377 1413).
Terrific 1934 recorded ‘Three Old Ladies Locked In The Lavatory’ – started 190/95bpm 7in silliness by the ‘Sun Has Got His Hat On’ originator, with a flip that’s great for girls called Kate!

MANFRED MANN: ‘Do Wah Diddy Diddy’ (HMV PMS 1003).
Stomping 125bpm 7in smash from ’64, still extremely powerful today (especially for impact in chopping out of something else).

VARIOUS: ‘It’s Party Time‘ LP (Decca DVL 3).
All sorts of party standards but many of the now rather elderly recordings sound staid, lack impact, or — worse — are in dreadful fake stereo. Much ballsier versions of most do exist, if you can find them.

NEIL TAYLOR: ‘A Christmas Cracker’ (Cherub SRTS 82 CUS 1577, via Pinnacle).
Remixed ultra-jolly 7in beery pop-rock knees-up over does the crowd noises this time but is well assembled by the South London roadshow jock-cum-singer.

EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL: ‘Night And Day’ (Cherry Red CHERRY 37).
Lovely but extremely subtle sophisticated acoustic guitar backed by lady swung 75bpm 7in treatment of Cole Porter’s classic.

PAT HYDE WITH BILLY AMSTELL’S DIXIE ALL STARS: ‘Melancholy Baby’ (Zodiac ZR 1010-45).
Useful lady swung traditional 119bpm 7in jazzy quickstepper for sophisticated mobiles.

DOPEY’S REVENGE: ‘Dwarfs On 45 (Hi-Ho Medley)’ (Cricket International LBW 007, via Stage One).
Quite useful silly 115bpm 7in medley of Walt Disney ‘Snow White’-type songs.

VARIOUS: ‘Love Medley’ (Sanity STY 001, via 01-837 2440).
Useful 68-67-66-65-62-59bpm 12in lovers rock cut-up medley starts with the real Carroll Thompson ‘I’m So Sorry’ and carries on through biggies by Donna Rhoden, Erica Gale, Lorna Piere, Patricia Smith.


IMPORTS

No Import Reviews this week.


UK DISCO TOP 85 – DECEMBER 18, 1982

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


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 85 with increased support are:

New York Citi Peech Boys: ‘Life Is Something Special’ (US Island 12in)
Futura: ‘Feelin’ Hot’ (US Reelin & Rockin 12in)
Mahogany: ‘Ride On The Rhythm’ (US West End 12in)
Chic: ‘Hangin’ (US Atlantic 12in promo)
Morrisey Mullen: ‘Bladerunner’ (Beggars Banquet 12in)
RJ’s Latest Arrival: ‘Stay With Me’ (US Zoo York 12in)
Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde: ‘The Challenge’ / Inst (US Profile 12in)
Chance: ‘Master Groove’ (US Sunnyview 12in)
Prince Charles: ‘Fool For Love’ (US MJS 12in)
Imagination: ‘Heart ‘N’ Soul’ (R&B LP)
Jimmy Riley: ‘Sexual Healing’ (Taxi 12in)
Mikki: ‘Itching For Love’ (US Emerald 12in)
Lace: ‘Can’t Play Around’ / Inst (US Atlantic RFC 12in)
Mike and Brenda Sutton: ‘Don’t Let Go Of Me’ (US Sam 12in)
Antoniou: ‘Street Sound’ (Elite 12in)
Kreamcicle: ‘Hold On’ (US Sam 12in)
Torso/Gail Grier: ‘In Heat’ (Identity 12in)
Reggie Griffin & Technofunk: ‘Mirda Rock’ (US Sweet Mountain 12in)
Fresh Face: ‘Huevo Dancing’ (US Catawa 12in)
Kleeer: ‘Stonseee’ / ‘Get Ready’ (US Atlantic LP)
Pure Energy: ‘Too Hot’ (US Prism 12in)
Gregory Isaacs: ‘Cool Down The Pace (Remix)’ (Island 12in)
The ADC Band: ‘Hot Legs’ (US Uhuru 12in)
Brooklyn Express: ‘Burning Hot’ (US BC 12in)
Funkacise Gang: ‘Funkacise’ (US GRP 12in)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
02 02 Mirror Man – Human League – Virgin 12”
03 17 Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team – Charisma 12”
04 04 (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
05 03 I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
06 05 Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
07 14 Friends – Shalamar – Solar 12”
08 13 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Motown 12”
09 07 Never Give You Up / Beat The Street – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
10 08 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
11 18 I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
12 09 Mad World – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
13 34 Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
14 15 Back To Love – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
15 06 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
16 38 Time (Clock Of The Heart) – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
17 16 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
18 26 Truly – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
19 21 Rio – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
20 10 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
21 32 Best Years Of Our Lives – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
22 11 Love’s Comin’ At Ya – Melba Moore – EMI America 12”
23 12 Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
24 25 Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
25 20 You’ve Said Enough – Central Line – Mercury 12”
26 39 Talk Talk – Talk Talk – EMI 12”
27 — The Look Of Love (Scratch Mix) – ABC – Neutron 12”
28 31 The Other Side Of Love – Yazoo – Mute 12”
29 — Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsa Daesi) – Incantation – Beggars Banquet 12”
30 28 There It Is – Shalamar – Solar 12”
31 19 The Girl Is Mine – Michael Jackson/Paul McCartney – Epic
32 35 Knock Me Out – Gary’s Gang – Arista 12”
33 22 Situation (Remix) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
34 — You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins – Virgin 12”
35 — High Hopes – S.O.S. Band – Tabu 12”
36 36 Maneater – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
37 24 Let Me Go – Heaven 17 – B.E.F./Virgin 12”
38 — State Of Independence – Donna Summer – Warner Bros 12”
39 — Love Don’t Come Easy – New Jersey Connection – Nite Life 12”
40 — Christmas Rapping – Dizzy Heights – Polydor 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:

Shakin’ Stevens 99-0r, Abba 115½f, Kid Creole 73f, Elvis Costello (0-)121-124f, Santa Claus 0-208-210-212-0f, David Essex (24-)49-98-0r, Imagination 112f, Maisonettes 124f, Kids From Fame 102-101c (rhumba-ish), Dionne Warwick 91½f.


BOYS TOWN CHART

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


DJ TOP TEN

CRAIG DAWSON of Edinburgh’s Road Runner Mobiles (031 346 1063) has listed some of the “sillies” he’ll be using over Christmas and the New Year … and I must say that this is the first such list ever sent in that approximated the sort of material I’ve been using myself to great effect for years. In the first week of January I’ll give you an idea of my own selection, so you can then spend the rest of 1983 scouring junk shops for them, but meanwhile try finding and using these:

1 DISCO BOUZUOKI, Bouzouki Disco Band, Decca/US Polydor 12in
2 DAMBUSTERS MARCH, The Enid, Pye/Band Of The Royal Air Force, HMV
3 HAPPY TALK/WE AIN’T GOT DAMES, ‘South Pacific’ soundtrack, RCA LP
4 YMCA (Cantonese version), Lam, Sonet
5 DR FINDLAY, Andy Stewart, HMV
6 DESERT DANCE/ARABIAN AFFAIR, Abdul Hassan Orchestra, Decca
7 GAY GORDONS/STRIP THE WILLOW, Wallochmor Ceilidh Band, Lapwing LP
8 MY MAMMY, Al Jolson, MCA
9 DISCO MATILDA, Dame Edna Everage, Charisma
10 SABRE DANCE, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Decca

8 thoughts on “December 18, 1982: Antoniou, Ex Tras, Northend, Leonard Chin, William DeVaughn”

  1. WOW this was one of THE most important weeks of my life! I first met my wife at a uni Christmas end of term disco- we danced to Sharron Redd’s In The Name of Love- it all seems like yesterday, although my arthritis reminds me otherwise! Great music great memories

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  2. This was an important time for me, too. I’d just come out onto the gay scene, and was going out dancing two or three times a week. The Boys Town chart is a very accurate reflection of what was being played at the time, and it would continue to be so until the back end of 1984, when hype seemed to overtake accuracy.

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  3. It’s noteworthy that as well as in the music you mention but also in pop music, jazz-funk and electro/hip hop music went from the golden days of 1982/83 to the absolute crap of 1985/86 so quickly.

    To me music overall in 1985/86 was easily the worst it ever got – no wonder house and revitalised hip hop took over so quickly when they did.

    And it wasn’t just music everything fashion, graphics you name it really plumbed the depths in those two years.

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    1. Yes, I’ve always thought that 1985 was The Worst Year Ever, and it is indeed remarkable how everything turned to shit so quickly. I’m looking forward to seeing how that plays out in these columns. The summer of 1986 is where things started turning around in my world (and Graeme Park at The Garage in Nottingham had a lot to do with that).

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  4. MikeA – I’m guessing it was a misprint in the original magazine but could you check numbers 24 and 25 on the Boystown Chart as they appear to be the same record. Thanks

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    1. Good spot! We’ve re-checked, and Number 25 should read as follows:

      25 21 Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”

      I’ll get the original chart updated tomorrow, when I’m back on my laptop.

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