January 8, 1983: The Jammers, Mahogany, New York Citi Peech Boys, C-Bank, Fresh Face

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

THIS YEAR all disco record reviews come under the new heading of Hot Vinyl, so that no matter what the space/time situation, at least you’ll get to read about the week’s best releases regardless of where they come from — which should stop the “swings and roundabouts” situation! . . . Virgin’s Mick Clark was back from Philadelphia just before Christmas clutching a new Montana Sextet remix he’d created while there, but at the time he was undecided about any release for it . . . Morgan Khan snapped up Masurrati & Huey Harris for Streetwave release, PRT picked up the brilliant smash-bound Indeep . . . Ex Tras actually turn out to include the same Miami-based musicians as the Extra T’s, ‘Haven’t Been Funked Enough‘ now being due on full release this month on TMT (TMTT 1) . . . Motown’s two decades old US label Gordy gets its own identity here at last, debuting with the Bobby M album and ‘Let’s Stay Together‘ single . . . Steve Jerome is being produced by London-domiciled Isaac Hayes . . . Marvin Gaye’s follow-up as you’ve seen is not as previously advised (thanks so much, Greg!) . . . Margie Joseph ‘Knockout’ is now about as a remix . . . UK visitors over the next two months should include Rockers Revenge, Nairobi, Robert ‘Goodie’ Whitfield, Gap Band, Yarbrough & Peoples . . . Jon Williams is after local contributors to help with a planned new weekly soul fanzine for the Merseyside area — contact Jay D’s Boogie, 16 Waring Avenue, Birkenhead. Merseyside L42 6QH . . . Ilford Room At The Top’s John ‘Nick’ Osborne needs someone already running a successful gay night to help start one on Wednesdays, call him on 01 478 5588 Tues-Sat 9pm-2am (his jazz-funk night is back to Tuesdays) . . . Hotline ‘Fantasy’, highest new entry in the Boys Town Chart, is yet another Bobby “O” Orlando production . . . Sharon Redd’s ‘In The Name Of Love’ is actually nothing less than a discotized tango! . . . Ian Dewhirst, packing Leeds Warehouse six nights a week playing a total mixture of almost every type of music “as long as it’s great, new, trendy or absolutely classic”, points out it was he who originated the first Shalamar group’s debut ‘Uptown Festival’ Motown medley hit, co-produced by Simon Soussan (using session singers such as Rinder & Lewis of El Coco fame) — something that current histories of the present group conveniently forget . . . Feel’s ‘I’d Like To’ instrumental is such a sensational synch out of Indeep that I continually forget to fade the other record! . . . MoR jocks should note that Kids From Fame ‘Hi-Fidelity’ is a killer out of Human League ‘Mirror Man’, and also that Dire Straits ‘Sultans Of Swing’ is due on Vertigo 12in . . . Chad (Liverpool Cagneys) says Toney Lee’s acappella intro is brill over ‘Heavy Vibes’ Adrian D (Bournemouth Adams) revives Jackie Moore ‘This Time Baby’ (CBS 12in) and Suzi Lane ‘Harmony’ (Elektra 12in) at his gay venue — actually, he’d welcome offers of a London residency (not necessarily Boys Town) at 53 Markham Road, Winton, Bournemouth, Dorset . . . Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’, with its Van Halen guitar, has predictably got US ‘AOR’ rock radio raving (it was serviced on special promo-only 12in), except some stations are still so tightly segregated — sorry — formatted — that not all have dared “add” it yet . . . ABC ‘The Look Of Love (Remix)’ replaced Prince ‘1999’ as top US Dance/Disco hit, but in most respects our own various disco charts are way ahead of Billboard’s . . . Wallasey Jock Pez presents an in-store radio show on Saturdays to shoppers at Top Man (which side of the Mersey he doesn’t clarify), adding it makes a certain local radio DJ’s ‘Keep On Truckin’ sound like ‘All Our Yesterdays’! . . . I’d just like to point out (not necessarily to Pez) that any idiot can play all the brand new releases but that doesn’t automatically make him a good DJ . . . BBC Radio One’s Steve Wright should note that ten well chosen words are worth more than any amount of mindless Radio One chatter . . . Brian ‘Bazzer’ Mason’s Fridays funking Harrow Bobby Magees are going so well the doors have to be closed as early as 11pm to combat a residents late noise petition . . . Cosmic funks Basildon’s New Yorker on Wednesdays now, John Rush still doing Fri/Sats . . . Nick Aravis now gets help from Gary Kent not only funking Wednesdays but also doing Under-18 Mondays at Hornchurch Daniels . . . Larry Foster as well as funking Fridays has added party night Thursdays at Ilford Gants Hill Villa . . . Kishan, mobile around Harrow as All Jets Sound, has been resident at Swiss Cottage Finchley Road’s Les Elites Club (now redecorated) ever since Alan James Jewell departed for foreign climes (AJJ should be in Bangkok by now) . . . John DeSade’s moved into Central London on Fri/Sats at the Xclusiv . . . Chris Cole’s Fridays at Cranleigh’s Cranley Hotel are being enlivened by a giant new video . . . Chester Browton (Selsey) says that other Spanish holiday hit was probably Lime ‘Babe We’re Gonna Love Tonight’ (Canadian Uniwave/Matra/US Prism/German Polydor) . . . Showstoppers Adrian Webb hasn’t been masquerading on the quiet as Renato, has he?! . . . Tyrone Brunson and Whodini did well to hit amongst all the seasonal oldies/oddities in the Christmas week pop chart . . . now its welcome to the Gallup era . . . Mark Clark (Marylebone Cine Citta) says, some DJs use the rhythm method, others just SCRATCH IT!


HOT VINYL

THE JAMMERS: ‘Be Mine Tonight (Instrumental)’ (US Salsoul SG 388).
Slow acoustic piano introed and then totally restructured sensational new 119bpm 12in instrumental treatment of the current smash, with two vocal remixes as well! If you love the original you won’t be happy without these . . . that’s a warning!

MAHOGANY: ‘Ride On The Rhythm’ (US West End WES 22150).
Truly solid sounding excellent slinkily grooving 109-108½-108-108½-108bpm 12in thudder with wailing chick weaving through great searing sax and simple little licks. Get it!

NEW YORK CITI PEECH BOYS: ‘Life Is Something Special’ (US Island 0-9928).
Heard best at volume out on the floor, which it fills (in the good clubs, anyway!), this disjointedly starting 110bpm 12in Larry Levan creation is very different from ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ building remorseless intensity through War-like tribal ‘Roots’ chanting over a throbbing non-electronic rhythm — the ‘Special Edition‘ being less vocal and more subduedly electronic.

C-BANK: ‘One More Shot’ (Canadian Next Plateau NP 50011).
Electrophonically backed chick wailed exciting jittery 118bpm 12in combination of flutter flanging, scratching and shooting gallery effects with an intro that does it all (and then some!), the ‘One More Time‘ instrumental flip being usefully ‘Beat The Street’-ish.

FRESH FACE’ ‘Huevo Dancing’ (US Catawba CA 9000).
Cheech & Chong-ish chat, rap and electrophonic phunk woven (in three versions) into a dynamite 115bpm 12in groove with rasping sax and fluttering rhythms great synched out of Man Parrish should the tricky intro throw you.

MARVIN GAYE: ‘My Love Is Waiting’ (CBS A13-3048).
Thankfully now minus the LP’s “thank you Jesus” talking intro, this more fluidly sinuous 92bpm 12in is in other respects another ‘Sexual Healing’ (the instrumental version of which is bonus third track on the cassette single).

SUNFIRE: ‘Step In The Light’ (LP ‘Sunfire’ US Warner Bros 1-23730).
Mtume/Lucas’s Reggie Lucas is one third of Sunfire and produced this classy easily paced pent-up 116bpm soul jiggler, like a faster ‘Hold Me Tighter In The Rain’ and already established in purist soul circles as its logical successor, the set’s other biggie being the previously mentioned 7in-issued lovely 90bpm ‘Young Free And Single‘.

THE DETROIT SPINNERS: ‘I’ll Be Around’ (Atlantic A 9891T).
Their Thom Bell produced easily shuffling 109-111bpm US smash from ’73 became a mafia biggie here ten years later thanks to Chris Hill and is now, unexpectedly, on welcome 3-track 12in (although sadly the flip aren’t hits).

CASHMERE: ‘Do It Anyway You Wanna’ (US Philly World PWR-2009).
Solid synth powered excellent chunky 111bpm 12in roller in (good old) Slave style with Michael Jackson-ish vocals or more electronic instrumental flip, a perfect mix with Aurra.

PRINCE CHARLES & THE CITY BEAT BAND: ‘Fool For Love’ (US MJS Records MJS 104).
The legendary P’funker hits a well constructed infectious jittery 118-117-116bpm 12in groove with “oriental” synth breaks and a chick singing the actual title line, the electro fluttering 116½-116-115½-114-0bpm ‘The Jungle Stomp‘ flip eventually revealing itself to be an instrumental remix.

EDDY GRANT: ‘Electric Avenue (Remix)’ (Ice ICET 57).
Far hipper than his hit, this see-sawing 121½-123bpm 12in bang boinnggg bonker should find favour again with the real disco crowd, and is flipped by the 113¾-114-114½bpm US remix of ‘Walking On Sunshine‘ previously only on Epic import.

SYL JOHNSON: ‘Ms Fine Brown Frame’ (Epic EPC A13-3016).
The veteran soulster was briefly hot on import with this lengthily introed good jiggly 111-112-113bpm funk groove in ‘Bad Mama Jama’-meets-James Brown style (‘Rapp Payback’ follows well), finishing acappella, on 3-track 12in with more traditionally soulful flipside songs.

BROOKLYN EXPRESS: ‘Burning Hot (Trans Brooklyn Express)’ (US BC BC-4017).
Buried as third 12in track after the 120-122bpm ‘Kinky Girls‘ and 0-120-lull-120bpm ‘Straight Ahead‘ versions of a different salsa flavoured tune, this dynamite wittily titled 103-104-103bpm instrumental mixer runs together strands of ‘Trans Europe Express’, ‘Jazzy Sensation’, ‘Pull Up To The Bumper’ and more. Hear It!

FUTURA: ‘Feelin’ Hot’ (US Reelin & Rockin MLR 1049).
Bohannon-ish loosely structured convoluted 116(start)-117-118-119-120bpm 12in jitterer with good ingredients including wailing chick and bursts of sax, this sax really coming to the fore on the far tighter smacking 118bpm instrumental flip.

TALKBACK: ‘I Can’t Let You Go’ (Dutch CBS A12-2829).
Circulated promotionally to a few UK jocks, this Brussels recorded almost whispering guys chanted lightly skipping 113-114bpm 12in jitterer may seem a bit limp at first but has subtle catchiness — although whether CBS could ever market it here seems doubtful.

SPENCER JONES: ‘How High (New Vibrant Mix)’ (Elite DAZZ 16).
Similar to Antoniou’s stupendously improved ‘Street Sound’, this completely rejigged slightly fluctuating c.120½bpm 12in remix of the Michael Jackson-ish UK production is now full of flutter flanging, tinkling vibes and beefy synth between a simple chant.

MAN PARRISH: ‘Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)’ (US Importe/12 MP-321).
Terrific flutter flanging Extra T’s-type 115bpm 12in electrophonic phunk instrumental with the odd barking effect, not gay.


DISCO TOP 85 – JANUARY 8, 1983

01 01 Heavy Vibes / Club Mix – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
02 05 What Have You Got To Lose / Be Mine Tonight / And You Know That – The Jammers – Salsoul 12”
03 02 Groovin’ (That’s What We’re Doin’) – The S.O.S. Band – Tabu LP
04 03 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Motown 12”
05 06 Jazzy Rhythm – Michelle Wallace / Who Needs Love Like That – Brenda Watts – System 12”
06 04 Soul Makossa – Nairobi – London 12”
07 08 The Smurf – Tyrone Brunson – Epic 12”
08 10 E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – US Sunnyview 12”
09 07 (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
10 13 Just Keep On Walking – Rod – US Prelude 12”
11 09 Thriller / Baby Be Mine / Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / Billie Jean / Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
12 11 Loopzilla – George Clinton – Capitol 12”
13 17 Buffalo Gals (Scratch Mix) – Malcolm McLaren – Charisma 12”
14 14 Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – Billy Griffin – CBS 12”
15 12 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”/Remix
16 26 Can You Dig It / Brazilian Memories / Mixty Motions – Grover Washington Jr – US Elektra LP
17 45 Friends (Remix) – Shalamar – Solar 12”
18 16 Magic’s Wand – Whodini – Jive 12”
19 19 Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life – Indeep – US Sound Of New York 12”
20 35 Reach Up – Toney Lee – US Radar 12”
21 15 High Hopes – The S.O.S. Band – Tabu 12”
22 24 Fast Money – Roy Ayers – US Uno Melodic 12”
23 18 A.M. – First Light – Oval 12”
24 22 Super Duper (Lovin’) – Masurrati & Huey Harris – US Lioness Ltd 12”
25 37 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
26 20 Nunk – Warp 9 – Arista 12”
27 23 You’ve Said Enough – Central Line – Mercury 12”
28 44 I’ll Be There / Paradise / You Can’t Take My Love / I Knew It Couldn’t Happen – Stanley Turrentine – US Elektra LP
29 39 Life Is Something Special – New York Citi Peech Boys – US Island 12”
30 28 Such A Feeling – Aurra – US Salsoul 12”
31 41 Do You Like It … (Girl) / I’ll Be Gone / Intro (Come To Blow Ya Mind) – Slave – US Cotillion LP
32 31 Step In The Light / Young Free And Single – Sunfire – US Warner Bros LP
33 29 Play At Your Own Risk – Planet Patrol – 21 Records 12”
34 32 Nature Boy – Central Line – Mercury 12”
35 53 Do It Anyway You Wanna – Cashmere – US Philly World 12”
36 30 She’s Just A Groupie – Bobby Nunn – Motown 12” promo/US LP
37 27 Back To Love / Shame – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
38 47 Can’t Get Enough / Put It In A Magazine / Per.so.nal.ly – Sonny Charles – US HighRise LP
39 21 Let Love Shine / Won’t You Be Mine / Let’s Celebrate (Remix) – NY Skyy – Epic Streetwave 12”
40 59 Creme De Creme – William DeVaughn – Excaliber 12”
41 43 Girl I Like The Way That You Move – Stone – US West End 12”
42 25 I Wanna Know / It Keeps Me Coming Back – Rocket – Virgin 12”
43 46 Give Me (Dub Version) – I Level – US Epic 12”
44 36 Pop Quiz / Camouflage / Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone / Call Me / Nobody Knows / Why Do You Do Me / Soaring – Bill Wolfer – US Constellation LP
45 42 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
46 64 Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
47 33 The Beat Goes On – Orbit – Canadian Quality RFC 12”
48 52 Ride On The Rhythm – Mahogany – US West End 12”
49 55 My Love Is Waiting – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
50 54 Chance To Dance – Wreckin Crew – US Erect 12”
51 51 Street Sound – Antoniou – Elite 12”
52 56 Fool For Love / The Jungle Stomp – Prince Charles & The City Beat Band – US MJS 12”
53 66 I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
54 65 Changes (Remix) – Imagination – R&B 12”
55 60 Haven’t Been Funked Enough – Ex Tras – ExcellenT 12”
56 48 (I Am Ready) Sexual Healing – Eleanor Grant – US Catawba 12”
57 61 Huevo Dancing – Fresh Face – US Catawba 12”
58 49 Magic In The Moonlight – Detroit Spinners – Atlantic 12”
59 68 D.M.S.R. / 1999 / Lady Cab Driver – Prince – US Warner Bros LP
60 72 In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
61 70 I’d Like To (Instrumental) – Feel – US Sutra 12”
62 40 Ms Fine Brown Frame – Syl Johnson – US Boardwalk 12”
63 55 Third World Girl / Midnight Lady / Turn On Some Music – Marvin Gaye – CBS LP
64 RE Truly – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
65 75 You Send Me / You Shouldn’t Have Made It So Good – Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields – Boardwalk LP
66 62 Feelin’ Hot / Instrumental – Futura – US Reelin & Rockin 12”
67 RE Holding On For Love / It’s Your Love – Cargo – EMI Zonophone 12”
68 38 Let’s Stay Together / How Do You Feel Tonight / Charlie’s Backbeat – Bobby M/Jean Carn – US Gordy LP
69 50 Pass It On (A Sure Thing) / Be Bop Medley / Got To Be There / Best In The West – Chaka Khan – US Warner Bros LP
70 57 Bad Boy/Having A Party – Luther Vandross – US Epic 12”
71 69 Funkacise – The Funkacise Gang – US GRP 12”
72 NE Be Mine Tonight (Instrumental) / Remix – Jammers – US Salsoul 12”
73 RE Eastern Palace – Risan – Saffron 12”
74 58 Atomic Dog / Man’s Best Friend / Get Dressed – George Clinton – Capitol LP
75 NE I’ll Be Around – Detroit Spinners – Atlantic 12”
76 78 Strokin’ / Check It Out / Right Back At Cha! / Questions / Straight Out – Dynasty – Solar LP
77 NE Can’t Play Around / Instrumental – Lace – US Atlantic RFC 12”
78 80 Contagious – Strikers – Prelude 12”
79 63 You Got Something Special – Lemelle – US Leviticus 12”
80 73 Better Love / You’re The Sweetest One – Luther Vandross – US Epic LP
81 85 Knockout – Margie Joseph – US HCRC 12”
82 RE Moment Of My Life – Inner Life – US Salsoul 12”
83 NE Hot Legs / Show Stopper – The ADC Band – US Uhuru International 12”
84 RE Hao Hao Ha Tequila / Tequila – Bo Boss – US Emergency 12”
85 79 Burning Hot (Trans Brooklyn Express) – Brooklyn Express – US BC 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

Master Jam: ‘Dancin’ All Night’ (US STNR 12in)
Harry Ray: ‘Love Is A Game’ (US Sugarhill LP)
Jammers: ‘Straight Down To The Bone’ / ‘I Didn’t Mean To Fall In Love With You’ (Salsoul LP)
Lionel Richie: ‘Serves You Right’ (Motown LP)
Jimmy Riley: ‘Sexual Healing’ (Taxi 12in)
Spencer Jones: ‘How High (New Vibrant Mix)’ (Elite 12in)
Tyrone Davis: ‘Are You Serious’ (US HighRise LP)
Marlena Shaw: ‘Spend Some Love’ / ‘Without You In My Life’ (US South Bay LP)
Brothers Johnson: ‘Welcome To The Club’ / ‘The Great Awaking’ (A&M LP)
Kid Creole & The Coconuts: ‘Dear Addy’ / ‘Christmas On Riverside Drive’ / ‘No Fish Today’ (Ze 12in)
Gregory Isaacs: ‘Cool Down The Pace’ (Island 12in)
Reggie Griffin & Technofunk: ‘Mirda Rock’ (US Sweet Mountain 12in)
George Howard: ‘The Preacher’ (US PAJ LP)
Torso with Gail Grier: ‘In Heat’ (Identity 12in)
Mike & Brenda Sutton: ‘Don’t Let Go Of Me’ (Silvertown 12in)
Freda Payne: ‘In Motion’ (Buddah 12in)
Melle Mel & Duke Bootee: ‘Message II (Survival)’ (US Sugarhill 12in)
Man Parrish: ‘Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop)’ (US Importe/12 12in)
The Webboes: ‘Under The Wear’ (US SAM 12in)
Gene Harris: ‘Meditation’ / ‘Everything Must Change’ / ‘Spring Shores’ (US Jam LP)
Talkback: ‘I Can’t Let You Go’ (Dutch CBS 12in)
Lanier & Co: ‘After I Cry Tonight’ (US Larc)
La Famile: ‘Dancer’ (Chequers 12in)
Robert Winters & Fall: ‘L-O-V-E’ (US Casablanca LP)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Young Guns (Go For It) – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
02 02 Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team – Charisma 12”
03 03 Mirror Man – Human League – Virgin 12”
04 09 Time (Clock Of The Heart) – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
05 04 (Sexual) Healing – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
06 05 Friends – Shalamar – Solar 12”
07 14 I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
08 07 Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
09 08 In And Out – Willie Hutch – Motown 12”
10 13 Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
11 22 Best Years Of Our Lives – Modern Romance – WEA 12”
12 06 I Don’t Wanna Dance – Eddy Grant – Ice 12”
13 10 Truly – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
14 17 Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) – A Flock Of Seagulls – Jive 12”
15 19 The Look Of Love (Scratch Mix) – ABC – Neutron 12”
16 11 Mad World – Tears For Fears – Mercury 12”
17 37 Heavy Vibes – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
18 — Changes – Imagination – R&B 12”
19 15 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”
20 26 Do It To The Music – Raw Silk – KR 12”
21 24 The Other Side Of Love – Yazoo – Mute 12”
22 36 You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins – Virgin 12”
23 12 Never Give You Up – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
24 — Situation (Remix) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
25 23 Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12”
26 29 Christmas Rapping – Dizzy Heights – Polydor 12”
27 — E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – US Sunnyview 12”
28 18 Rio – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
29 — In The Name Of Love – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
30 — Thriller / Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
31 — Magic’s Wand – Whodini – Jive 12”
32 16 Back To Love – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
33 25 Love’s Comin’ At Ya – Melba Moore – EMI America 12”
34 34 Youth Of Today – Musical Youth – MCA 12”
35 — Hold Me Tighter In The Rain – Billy Griffin – CBS 12”
36 35 Love Don’t Come Easy – New Jersey Connection – Nite Life 12”
37 30 High Hopes – S.O.S. Band – Tabu 12”
38 20 Annie I’m Not Your Daddy – Kid Creole & The Coconuts – Ze 12”
39 — Our House – Madness – Stiff 12”
40 27 Talk Talk – Talk Talk – EMI 12”


HIT NUMBERS

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

Bowie/Crosby 17-36-0c, Keith Harris & Orville 61-0f, John Williams 0/40/79-0f, Singing Sheep 0-136-0f, Snowmen 131-0f, Waitresses 115-117f, Dizzy Heights 107f, Laura Branigan 131f, Tweets 0-190c, John & Yoko (0-)49-48-0f, Wah! 108f, Fleetwood Mac (0-)140½f, Slade 122-127-129-131-0r, Tyrone Brunson 0-117f, Ken Barrie 192/96f, Greg Lake 0-28-0r, Whodini 111½f.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 It’s Raining Men – Weather Girls – CBS 12”
02 02 In The Name Of Love (Remix) – Sharon Redd – Canadian Prelude 12”
03 04 She Has A Way – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
04 06 I Feel Love (Mega Mix) – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
05 03 Medley: I’m Not In Love — Girl You’re In Love – Scherrie Payne – Record Shack 12”
06 07 Mind Warp / Tech-No-Logical World – Patrick Cowley – US Megatone LP
07 05 Dirty Talk (USA Connection) / (Canadian Remix) – Klein & MBO – TMT 12”
08 09 Don’t Stop / Be With You – Sylvester – US Megatone LP
09 23 Shoot Your Shot – Divine – Canadian Black Sun 12”
10 13 Magic’s Wand – Whodini – Jive 12”
11 24 Thunder & Lightning – Risque – Dutch Polydor 12”
12 08 Keep The Fire Burning – Gwen McCrae – Atlantic 12”/remix
13 10 Mirror Man – Human League – Virgin 12”
14 18 Work Me Over / I Will Follow Him – Claudja Barry – Canadian Lollipop 12”
15 11 I’m So Hot For You – Bobby “O” – US “O” 12”
16 14 The Other Side Of Love – Yazoo – Mute 12”
17 — Fantasy – Hotline – Italian Il Disc 12”
18 — Buffalo Gals (Scratch) – Malcolm McLaren – Charisma 12”
19 28 You Are A Danger – Gary Low – Canadian Quality 12”
20 20 Situation (Remix) / (Dub Version) – Yaz(oo) – US Sire 12”
21 — Can He Find Another – Double Discovery – US Polydor 12”
22 19 Don’t You Want My Love – Vera – Canadian Matra 12”
23 — Make My Feet Wanna Dance – Motion – Canadian Tojo 12”
24 21 Native Love Step By Step – Divine – “O” 12”
25 16 Living On The Ceiling – Blancmange – London 12”
26 29 Collision (Remix) – Sphinx – Italian Systems Music 12”
27 — Heartbeats – Yarbrough & Peoples – US Total Experience 12”
28 12 Der Amboss (Instrumental Remix) – Visage – German Polydor 12”
29 25 Day After Day – Margaret Reynolds – US Moby Dick 12”
30 — (You Said) You’d Gimme Some More – KC & The Sunshine Band – Epic 12”


DJ TOP TEN

SOME MAD chart freak called, I think, Keith Jones from Sale compiled year-end 1982 disco charts for us using the entire printed 90/85 positions instead of just the top thirty, with the result that The Band AKA ‘Grace’ (Epic Streetwave 12in) ended up as the year’s overall chart champ. Of even more relevance though, Keith came up with a complicated Import chart from which it is possible to extract the biggest hits of the year which only ever appeared (in their original form) on Import.

01 Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – Valentine Brothers – US Bridge 12”
02 E.T. Boogie – Extra T’s – US Sunnyview 12”
03 Don’t You Love It – Maxine Singleton – US Peter Pan Artists Series 12”
04 Help Is On The Way – Whatnauts – US Harlem International 12”
05 Shout About It – Lamont Dozier – US M&M 12”
06 I’ll Do My Best (For You Baby) – Ritchie Family – US RCA 12”
07 You Ought To Be In Pictures – Lamont Dozier – US M&M LP
08 Sunshine Partytime (Rap) / Dubbing In Sunshine – Rockers Revenge – US Streetwise 12”
09 Boogie In Your Butt – Eddie Murphy – US The Entertainment Company 12”
10 Body Slam! – Bootsy’s Rubber Band – US Warner Bros 12”

Thanks for the effort, KP!

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