April 16, 1983: David Grant, Neil Lockwood, Booker Newberry III, Shirley Lites, Craig Peyton

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

COUNTY SOUND, Guildford’s commercial station which hit the airwaves (96.6 FM/203 MW) on Bank Holiday Monday, is aimed at Surrey but reaches much of London and has a Saturday 6-9pm Street Life soul show hosted by Nigel Williams with help from Steve Walsh (yes indeedy, indeed!) . . . Steve Walsh this Saturday (16) scampers from Guildford to gig at Leysdown Stage 3, and from next Tuesday (19) weekly jazz-funks Ilford Room At The Top with John ‘Nick’ Osbourne . . . Showstoppers Caister XI is this weekend but sadly a mobile gig will keep me from it — still, four years on after attending 8 out of 10, I know what they’re like by now! . . . SEDA’s Spring Disco Fair VII is on Sunday (17) at the Great Danes Hotel (Ashford end of the motorway near Maidstone), noon-7pm, doubtless worth a visit if you’re into equipment and socialising with other DJs . . . Mike Shaft’s ‘TCOB NOW’ will be changing into ‘Groovi’ on 12th May, a monthly magazine to begin with, jointly edited by Mike oop t’north and Ralph Tee dahn the smoke, Ralph handling production — and he’s also currently compiling a fortnightly 8-page ‘Groove On’ give-away mag for Soho’s Groove shop (you get one per record purchase), so you can forget ‘Groove Weekly’ as it’s now ‘Fortnightly’ and ‘Monthly’! . . . Imagination’s hits have been remixed into dub versions for a ‘Night Dubbin’ LP released next month for only £2.99 (shades of Human League Unlimited?), promoed by a so far extremely exclusive 12in coupling (never to be commercially available) of the 0-128½bpm ‘Heart ‘n’ Soul‘ and dynamite 113¾-113¼bpm ‘Burnin’ Up‘ dubs . . . TMT’s initial pressing of the Rah Band ‘Sam The Samba Man’ had the same B-side remixes as the Red Label version, by mistake . . . Graham Gold (Mayfair Gullivers/JFM) has been getting rave reaction to an acetate of Steve Harvey ‘Something Special‘ — hot, hot, hot! — final label deal yet to be firmed although Phonogram have been in the running . . . Virgin put out next week on vinyl the previously moody cassette-only “new” ‘Stone Killers’ LP by Prince Charles & The City Beat Band . . . Polydor picked up the whole Mirage label, but evidently passed on Ingram — oops! . . . The Biz ‘Falling (Crash Beat Remix Pts 1 & 2)‘ has turned up on US Prelude 12in . . . Greg Kihn finally dislodged Michael Jackson from top of the US Dance/Disco chart at least . . . Ray Parker Jr (who started the trend), Prince and now Michael Jackson have learnt the best way to win pop radio play in the States is to make rock records — which is not on indictment of them, but of today’s radio programming policy . . . I reckon Rick James is the next most likely black superstar to follow them, if only to get his videos onto the MTV all-music TV channel, who (to paraphrase) insist their viewers don’t want no nigger music . . . Motown could never be ‘The Sound Of Young America’ in the ’80s! . . . Soul On Sound 015’s preview mix includes Kiddo ‘Thinking About Your Charm’/Muscle Shoals Horns ‘She Was Once My Woman’/Platinum Hook ‘I Don’t Wanna Live Without You’/Chew ‘Gimme Something’/Al Jarreau ‘Mornin’/William Robinson/Yarbrough & Peoples/Mtume/O’Bryan ‘Soft Touch’/Jimmy Cobb ‘So Nobody Else Can Hear’/Kashif ‘The Mood’/Indeep/Wish/Slim/Advance/Narada Michael Walden/Richard Jon Smith/Maurice Messiah ’50/50 Love’/Imagination ‘Burnin’ Up (Dub)’/Terry Burrus/Venna/Galaxy/Ingram/Transit/Lavias/”D” Train — incidentally, the Robinson bass break/Y&P makes a killer mix! . . . SOS stockists on the Channel Islands, Lady Jayne Records are organising Jersey’s very first jazz-funk alldayer on May 2nd Bank Holiday Monday, at Lord’s Disco with Smokey Joe, Melvyn John, Mad Munk & DJ Le Flem, tickets only £1 for noon-2am (bleedin’ eck!) . . . New York mixing jock Dan Pucciarelli is currently starring for the first few weeks at Ernie Priestman’s brand new Bunters club in Liverpool . . . Big Phil Etgart & Brian Bazzer Mason this Thursday (14) start a ‘ladies free’ night (fellars a quid) at South Harrow Bobby Magees, where also Lyndon T & Gordon Mac do elektro funk Mondays and Under-18s Tuesday (all nights the doors close at 11pm so get there early) . . . John DeSade does Under-18s Tuesdays/Over-18s Fridays at Rayleigh Crocs, the latter also still at Sheerness Woodys on Saturdays (he’d welcome other residencies on 0795 71543) . . . uh-oh, Bazzer Mason does Under-18s Mondays at Watford New Penny . . . Nick Aravis’s Under-18s Mon/Weds of Hornchurch Daniels are so popular the kids start queuing as soon as school is out (mainly ‘cos they’ve nowhere else to go!), two new tribes currently “getting down” on the floor with the descriptive names of the Hornchurch Bum-Biters and the Lady Thigh Biters (yer what?!) . . . Frenchie reports the Bank Holiday Preston Clouds alldayer was “absolutely packed” . . . Second Image kick off a tour at Dartford Flicks (Fri 15), Tolworth Recreation Centre (Sat), Southend Talk Of The South (Tues), Margate Winter Gardens (Wed), Birmingham Snobs (Thur 20) . . . Forrest plays Boscombe’s Academy in Bournemouth on Monday (18), ICQ jazz Camberley Frenchies on Sunday (17) . . . Sean French & Nicky Holloway recap Caister on Monday (18) at Bermondsey Dockhead’s Swan & Sugarloaf (lager 50p a pint), Nicky & Colin Hudd now also souling the Old Kent Road’s plush Green Man every Thursday . . . Phil Jay jazz-funks Tuesdays at the Barn Bar in East Horsley’s Horsley Hotel, pub hours . . . Paul Major makes a big switcheroo from Lincoln to Hinckley’s Bubbles, where he’ll have to be more cabaret star than DJ . . . Chad still starts the week (Mon-Wed) at Liverpool Cagneys but now mixes up all the hot newies Thurs-Sat at Wigan Pier . . . Darlington’s Bee Jays is in the midst of a complete revamp, new weekend jock being Dave Summers . . . Nicky King at the newly opened Harvester pub in Merseyside’s Withens Cantril Farm (I hope that makes sense) has £37,000 of sound and lights to play with . . . Chris Dinnis (Exeter Boxes) evidently is big in the Midlands! . . . Richard Scanes (London Dicks Inn venues) says Taco ‘Putting On The Ritz‘ (RCA) is getting renewed gay requests . . . Al Dupres (Cardiff) played Gilberto Gil’s old ‘Palco‘ (Warner Bros 12in) while warming up and was amazed he suddenly had a packed floor — incidentally, he’s desperate for 12in copies of Antonia Rodriguez ‘La Bamba’ (Magnet) and Baccara ‘Parlez Vous Francais’ (RCA — if 12in exists), call 0222-371406 afternoons/-613596 evenings . . . John Sinclair (Reading Rebeccas) wonders how a recent import (although serviced by Rush Release), Yvonne Brown ‘Goin’ Down‘ (US Montage 12in), never hit our chart — mainly because we only ever had two DJs “on” it, and that just ain’t enough! . . . I can’t understand why Patrick Simmons ‘So Wrong‘ (US Elektra 12in) hasn’t picked up any DJs other than myself yet . . . Big Phil Etgart is reeling from the speedy rush release of Rod, Cashmere, and Valentine Brothers! . . . Rubettes ‘Sugar Baby Love’ (Polydor 134-128bpm 7in) is a nice teaser for mobile/pop jocks if you rapidly chop its intro build-up in before David Bowie ‘Let’s Dance’ (EMI America 113-115bpm 12in/114-116bpm 7in), and Isley Brothers ‘Twist And Shout’ (DJM 125bpm 7in) is nice out of Bowie . . . ‘Street Sounds Edition 3’ features ‘Off The Wall’-type twinkling white sox on the sleeve — the flashy feet of Orin ‘Pzazz’ Cozier’ . . . Tony St. Michael (Holloway) recommends his local shop, Sounds To Go at 130 Holloway Road, for good UK prices (12in £1.15-£1.99/LP £2.99-£4.99), while Rayners Lane’s Record & Disco Centre (they advertise in RM as Harrow Disco Centre) confirm their import prices are currently 12in £3.99/LP £6.99-£7.25 (depending on supplier) — it ain’t cheap being a superstar import reviewer, I can tell ya! . . . John Wischhusen, ex-Groove Weekly club correspondent, says “Gullivers is now the only credible black club in London” — however, he met his future Belgian heiress bride at Xenon (the wedding’s in September)! . . . Medway megastar Nicky Peck marries Julie Phipps in May (a fair cop?) . . . Pete Tong has yet to reveal how many shares he has in I Level! . . . Pete Haigh (Standish Cassinellis — Thurs/Caton Scarthwaite Hotel — Sun) reports the hot disco phrase in New York is “Dick!”, shouted Italiano style as if by Robert De Niro in ‘Mean Streets’, especially appropriate whenever the DJ does a bummer and better by far than “yes indeedy!” — darling, anything is better than “yes indeedy!” (someone please tell Al Matthews!) . . . Paul Clark (Brighton Busbys) counters by recommending I close the column with the big nightclub phrase, he says, Pork swor . . . woops, no, on second thoughts — NO SIRREE!


HOT VINYL

DAVID GRANT: ‘Stop And Go’ (Chrysalis GRANX-1)
A Steve Levine produced amalgamation of old Linx and current Michael Jackson noises blended into a burbling jittery 118bpm backbeater with an incredibly long instrumental start, gimmicky rhythm hiccups, and backward running tape half-way, on 3-track 12in with short and instrumental versions.

NEIL LOCKWOOD: ‘Tell Tale Heart’ (Red Bus RBUSL 76)
Fabulous bright and breezy British blue-eyed soul skipper, the best since Jerome’s last one, a happy little 114¼bpm 12in ditty with ridiculously catchy whistling, short snappy sax, tight percussion tricks, an ‘Ai No Corrida’-ish lilt, and above all a totally masterful vocal performance. Now it’s on radio, watch it smash!

BOOKER NEWBERRY III: ‘Love Town’ (US Boardwalk NB-99905-9)
Hottest import of the past fortnight, a great easily rolling 113-114-116bpm 12in swayer soulfully sung by a mellow gruff gent in Vandross/Benson style, flipped by the useful grittier 117-118bpm ‘Doin’ What Comes Naturally‘ (both co penned by Len Barry!).

SHIRLEY LITES: ‘Heat You Up (Melt You Down)’ (US West End WES 22155)
Spaciously produced excellent solidly jiggling 120bpm 12in synth ticker confidently wailed by soulful Miss Lites while everything cooks around her, with an aptly titled ‘Melt Down Mix’ instrumental flip. Wow!

CRAIG PEYTON: ‘Be Thankful For What You Got’ (US Profile PRO-7021)
Timmy Thomas, George McCrae, Hues Corporation and others of similar vintage have been plundered, now it’s William DeVaughn’s turn for an actually rather subtle electronically backed 111¼bpm 12in update, with burbling Giorgio Moroder ‘Midnight Express’-era synth slithering up and down the hypnotically droning bass line (instrumental flip). Sympathetically done, it works very well.

RENE & ANGELA: ‘Banging The Boogie’ (US Capitol 8548)
Brassily accentuated rumbling happy 116bpm 12in jiggler in Jacksons style, rather like a slower ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’. Zesty enough to have pop appeal (instrumental flip).

ROD: ‘Just Keep On Walking’ (Creole CR 12-52)
Never quite as long lastingly monstrous on import late last year as it should have been, this dynamite ever developing 12in groove chugs up an excitement filled lick as it accelerates fast from 116bpm to a then constant 121bpm, with great staccato grunting scat driving the beat and some wailing sax (inst. flip), similar now to Transit and Lavias.

BURGESS GARDNER: ‘Little Bellflower’ (LP ‘Music — Year 2000’ US MCA MCA-5399)
An experienced jazz trumpeter, who like John Handy teaches jazz at college, debuting with a consistently strong instrumental set masterminded by Al Hudson’s stable, on this 98½bpm jogger especially, as well as the funkier 105bpm ‘Limited Edition‘ and 110bpm ‘Nice ‘n’ Greasy‘ recalling Herb Alpert’s ‘Rise’, while ‘Crazy About You’ is a gorgeous 38-77-79-0bpm smoocher, ‘My Pleasure’ a chunkily striding 115½bpm cymbal schlurper, ‘Shoot Your Best Shot’ a slick 122bpm roller with dated “disco strings”, and ‘Sheson’ a shuffling 117-116bpm tootler.

WILTON FELDER: ‘Gentle Fire’ LP (US MCA MCA-5406)
Strong stuff from the Crusader, which I couldn’t afford this week, typically Crusader-ish being the c.94bpm ‘Somewhere In My Past’ and c.93bpm ‘Driftin’ On A Dream‘, while ‘Summer Nights In Rio‘ is a c.121bpm Latin.

Also out is a very jazzy
WAR: ‘The Music Band Jazz’ LP (US MCA MCA-5411)
‘Five Spot’ being the main lovely long episodic c.117bpm instrumental throbber, and a lavishly packaged

GEORGE DUKE: ‘Guardian Of The Light’ LP (US Epic FE38513)
The chunky jittering c.112bpm ‘Silly Fightin’ being best of a bitty set.

FONZI THORNTON: ‘(Uh-Oh) There Goes My Heart’ (LP ‘The Leader’ US RCA AFL1-4433)
The now common story of a session singer going solo with help from famous session friends (name dropping reviewers will have a field day!), Kashif providing the rhythm of this actually rather sprightly 120bpm canterer while Chic similarly handle the chanting playground kids introed bubbly 111-112-113-113½bpm title track, ‘Beverly‘ being his lickety-spit strutting 120bpm single, while the Ronettes old ‘Be My Baby‘ gets an interestingly evened out 107-110bpm treatment and the slowies are good ‘n soulful. Worth checking.

MICHAEL HENDERSON: ‘Fickle’ (US Buddah DSC 146)
Having given Venna some hard funk (I now prefer her vocal side!), Michael concentrates on cooking himself a heavy lurching 0-119bpm 12in bass groove, once again the Prince-ish and not-very-instrumental flip striking me at first as being stronger.

MTUME: ‘Juicy Fruit’ (US Epic 49-03834)
Sadly lacking the best of the 7in ‘Reprise’ flip’s sexy love talk, this 0-96¼/48bpm 12in (45rpm) remix is a mainly chick wailed slow stately slinker with the killer line “I’ll be your lollipop, you can lick me everywhere”, the flip having short stark remix and instrumental versions.

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘Walkin’ The Line’ (US Capitol 8549)
Nice solidly trucking 115-116bpm 12in backbeat smacker with vocoder and now familiar pent-up chap ‘n chick worriedly yowling through the powerful fluid funk groove before hitting a sly muttering break, the piano rolled older soulful 107bpm flipside ‘Forever Love‘ having a great vocoder scatting.

MANDRILL: ‘Wired For Love’ (US Montage MS-606)
Unexpectedly, they’ve revived the vintage Four Tops vocal sound for a nice basically down tempo 116-114½-115bpm 12in bumbler, the ‘Get It While It’s Hot‘ flip being a jagged brassy 131bpm whipper.

UK PLAYERS: ‘Love’s Gonna Get You’ (RCA RCAT 326)
American styled synth burbled choppily harmonised solid slick ‘I’m In Love’-type 119bpm 12in lurcher, well if unimaginatively done, with an accomplished 122bpm jazz piano instrumental ‘At Last’ flip.

PRINCE CHARLES & THE CITY BEAT BAND: ‘Cash (Cash Money)’ (Virgin VS 596-12)
Heavy slow funk bass 97bpm 12in bumper with repetitive money denomination chanting lightened by some fiery flute, the freakily fluttering ‘Jungle Stomp‘ flip being the much disguised polyrhythmic 116½-116-115½-114-0bpm instrumental of ‘Fool For Love’.

HURT ‘EM BAD & THE S.C. BAND: ‘The Boxing Game’ (US Profile PRO-7020)
Having Zapp-ed out ‘Monday Night Football’ the obviously sports-mad rapper hits an easier 106-105-106bpm 12in funk bump beat as he catalogues the famous contenders he’ll pulverize in the ring, the flip having the instrumental and the sparse strange 117bpm ‘The Pump‘.

T-CONNECTION: ‘Love Odyssey (Extended Remix)’ (Capitol 12CL 287)
Lovely rhapsodic piano introed then mildly loping 0-114bpm 12in big vocal production song with strong pop radio appeal, very attractive and more for MoR dancers.


DISCO TOP 85 – APRIL 16, 1983

01 01 You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me) – David Joseph – Island 12”
02 02 Twist (Round ‘N’ Round) – Chill Fac-Torr – Philly World 12”
03 04 Joy / Instrumental – The Band A.K.A. – Epic Streetwave 12”
04 03 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
05 07 Young Free And Single – Sunfire – Warner Bros 12”
06 08 I Am Somebody – Glenn Jones – RCA 12”
07 06 Don’t You Give Your Love Away – Steve Shelto – Epic 12”
08 05 Garden Party – Mezzoforte – Steinar 12”
09 17 Never Too Late / Mystic Woman / Rainbows Of Love / Dreams Of Tomorrow – Lonnie Liston Smith – US Doctor Jazz LP
10 13 Smoothin’ Groovin’ / DJ’s Delight – Ingram – US Mirage 12”
11 12 Tonight / This Time / Turn Me Out – Whispers – US Solar 12”
12 10 Get On Up – Jazzy Dee – Laurie 12”
13 11 I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) – Kashif – Arista 12”
14 14 Ooh I Love It (Love Break) – Salsoul Orchestra – Salsoul 12”
15 09 Billie Jean (Remix) – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
16 16 I’m Down For That / She’s Got To Be (A Dancer) – Jerry Knight – Funk A&Merica 12”
17 25 Is This The Future – Fatback – US Spring LP
18 20 Times Are Tight (Instrumental) – Jimmy Young – US Delirium 12”
19 15 Weekend (Weekday Side) / (Weekend Side) – Class Action – Jive 12”
20 18 Baby’s Got Another / Dub Version – Richard John Smith – Jive 12”
21 37 Dancing Tight / Instrumental – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
22 51 Minefield – I Level – Virgin 12”
23 23 Do You Wanna Dance (Instrumental) – Lavias – US Golden Pyramid 12”
24 24 You Are In My System – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
25 19 Special Lady (Instrumental) / Better Take Time – Second Image – Polydor 12”
26 22 Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop) – Man Parrish – Polydor 12”
27 29 More Than Ever Now / Shoalin’ (Funky ‘N’ Half Hip) / She Was Once My Woman – Muscle Shoals Horns – US Monument LP
28 21 Come With Me / Sangria / Lost In Amazonia – Tania Maria – US Concord Jazz Picante LP
29 28 Mornin’ / Love Is Waiting / Step By Step – Al Jarreau – US Warner Bros LP
30 30 Thriller / Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / Baby Be Mine – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
31 36 In The Bottle – C.O.D. – US Emergency 12”
32 33 The Girl Is Fine (So Fine) – Fatback – US Spring 12”
33 31 Mr D.J. / Instrumental / Special Mega-Mix – Wish – Streetwave 12”
34 41 Let’s Dance – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
35 52 Candy Girl – New Edition – London 12”
36 80 Take Me To The Top – Advance – US Polydor 12”
37 47 Keep On Lovin’ Me / Love For Love / Had It Not Been For You – Whispers – US Solar LP
38 27 Never Too Much (Remix) – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
39 40 Street Themes / Be My Lady (Tonight) – Charles Earland – US Columbia LP
40 34 Sugar Pie Guy (Remixes) – The Joneses – Mercury 12”
41 35 Falling (Remixes) – The Biz – Midas 12”
42 39 Young Free & Single – Lorita Grahame – Intense 12”
43 26 You Meet My Approval / Nobody Can Be You – Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – US Atlantic LP
44 NE Love Town – Booker Newberry III – US Boardwalk 12”
45 45 Dance Groove – Transit – US Storm 12”
46 38 Wired For Games – C-Brand – US Spring 12”
47 32 Wings Of Fire / Night Flight / The Hunter – Joe Sample – US MCA LP
48 43 The Music Got Me – Visual – Prelude 12”
49 56 Don’t Hold Back Your Love – Loose Ends – Virgin 12”
50 46 Music / Instrumental – “D” Train – US Prelude 12”
51 42 Get Her Crazy / Yum-Yum – Nile Rodgers – US Mirage 12”
52 RE Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
53 72 Fire – Jerry Knight – US A&M LP
54 48 You Can’t Hide Your Love (Remix) / Instrumental – David Joseph – US Mango 12”
55 44 Joy (Ecstatic Mix) – Marvin Gaye – CBS 12”
56 61 Love Is A Game (Remix) – Harry Ray – Sugarhill 12”
57 70 Be Bop Rock / Part 2 – Beat Boys – US Sugarscoop 12”
58 NE Somewhere In My Past / Summer Nights In Rio / Driftin’ On A Dream – Wilton Felder – US MCA LP
59 58 Suddenly / Lovin’ You / Be My Love / Much Too Much / Just For You – Marcus Miller – US Warner Bros LP
60 67 Don’t Stop My Love / Help Yourself To My Love / The Mood / Stone Love / Rumors – Kashif – US Arista LP
61 54 Paradise Drive – Midnite – Tivoli 12”
62 53 You Can’t Run From Love (Club Mix) – Maxine Singleton – Creole 12”
63 49 Get Loose – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
64 57 Bottom’s Up – Chi-Lites – US Larc 12”
65 64 He’s A Pretender – High Inergy – Gordy 12”
66 NE Be Thankful For What You Got – Craig Peyton – US Profile 12”
67 50 Too Tough – Angela Bofill – Arista 12”
68 59 Feels So Good (Remix) – Yarbrough & Peoples – US Total Experience 12”
69 77 New York Afternoon / Joy! / (I Can Recall) Spain – Rare Silk – US Polydor LP
70 NE Juicy Fruit (Remix) – Mtume – US Epic 12”
71 60 In The Streets – Prince Charles – Greyhound Record Productions LP
72 83 Knocking Down Love / Instrumental – Goldie Alexander – Proto 12”
73 66 She Talks To Me With Her Body (Remix) – Bar-Kays – US Mercury 12”
74 73 Prime Time – William Robinson – US Coast To Coast 12”
75 68 Rico Rico / Steppin’ Out (With You) / Steppin’ Out Jam – Cloud – Slivertown 12”
76 78 New York Afternoon – Yasuko Agawa – Japanese Invitation LP
77 NE Reach Out – Narada Michael Walden – US Atlantic 12”
78 RE “G” Major Dance / Solo Wind / Manhattan Carnival – Dave Tofani – US Telestar Cassettes LP
79 NE Knockout (Special Mix) – Margie Joseph – Jive 12”
80 65 Beverly – Fonzi Thornton – US RCA 12”
81 69 Dancing Inner Space – Contact U – Challenge 12”
82 84 Touching In The Dark – Walter Jackson – US Kelli-Arts 7”
83 71 Light Years Away – Warp 9 – US Prism 12”
84 NE Walkin’ The Line – Brass Construction – US Capitol 12”
85 NE Little Bellflower / Nice ‘N’ Greasy – Burgess Gardner – US MCA LP


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

David Grant: ‘Stop And Go’ (Chrysalis 12in promo)
Animal Nightlife: ‘Mighty Hands Of Love (US Remix)’ (Inner Vision 12in promo)
Magnum Force: ‘Girl You’re So Cool’ / ‘What’s Your Name’ (US Kelli-Arts LP)
Nile Rodgers: ‘The Land Of The Good Groove’ (Mirage 12in)
Glenn Jones: ‘Keep On Doin’ / ‘Love Intensity’ (US RCA LP)
Rene & Angela: ‘Ganging The Boogie’ (US Capitol 12in)
DeVille: ‘Squeeze You Hold You’ (US Philly World 12in)
Shirley Lites: ‘Heat You Up’ (US West End 12in)
Bill Fredericks: ‘Too Busy Thinking About My Baby’ (Unigram 12in)
Smokey Robinson: ‘I’ve Made Love To You A Thousand Times’ (Motown 12in)
Lakeside: ‘Raid’ (Solar 12in)
Gil Scott Heron: ‘The Bottle’ (Champagne/Inferno 12in)
Terry Burrus: ‘Love Rockin’ (US Arista 12in)
Flowchart: ‘Ask The Boss’ (Greyhound 12in)
Second Image: ‘Can’t Keep Holding On ’83 (Remix)’ (Polydor 12in twin pack)
Stephanie Mills: ‘You Can’t Run From My Love (Remix)’ (US Casablanca 12in)
Dave Chambers: ‘Don’t Let It Go To Your Head’ (Elite 12in)
Valentine Brothers: ‘Money’s Too Tight’ (Energy 12in)
Dazz Band: ‘On The One’ (Motown 12in)
Venna: ‘Watching You’ (US Sutra 12in)
T-Connection: ‘Love Odyssey (Remix)’ (Capitol 12in)
Jimmy Cobb: ‘So Nobody Else Can Hear’ / ‘Pistachio’ (US Contempo Vibrato LP)
Billy Griffin: ‘Be With Me (Remix)’ (CBS 12in promo)
Peter Tosh: ‘Johnny Be Goode’ (Radi 10in)
Carol Williams: ‘You’ve Reached The Bottom Line’ (US Vanguard 12in)


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries not previously covered on 7in (endings denoted by f/c/r for fade/resonant/cold):

Culture Club 132-130f, Kajagoogoo 111f, Kenny Everett 120-119f, U2 141f, FR David 123f, Tracie 116c, Dexys 0-184f, Michael Jackson 0-138f, Bauhaus 0-132-0f, Chill Fac-Torr 0-183 (I’ve no 7in to check end), Sweet Dreams 138c, Man Parrish 115f, Eurythmics 122f, Toto 85-83-82f, Peter Tosh 72½/145f, Robert Palmer 110½f, Men At Work 0-139-0f, Maxine Singleton 119½f, Grace Jones 0-92-95f, Julio Inglesias 0-103-51-103-51-103f, Roman Holliday 197-0r, Kids From Fame 0-162-161-0f, Laurel & Hardy 79f, After The Fire 120-123f, Steve Hackett 82f, Louise Tucker 60/30f, Bob Seger 153-150-152-0f, Farmer’s Boys 120-0r, Second Image 124f.


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 03 Let’s Dance – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
02 02 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
03 01 You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me) – David Joseph – Island 12”
04 05 Billie Jean – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
05 06 Joy – The Band A.K.A. – Epic Streetwave 12”
06 07 Get On Up – Jazzy Dee – Laurie 12”
07 04 Garden Party – Mezzoforte – Steinar 12”
08 09 Snot Rap – Kenny Everett – RCA 12”
09 10 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
10 08 Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics – RCA 12”
11 16 Is There Something I Should Know – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
12 13 Rip It Up – Orange Juice – Polydor 12”
13 11 Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap) – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
14 12 I Am Somebody – Glenn Jones – RCA 12”
15 14 Young, Free And Single – Sunfire – Warner Bros 12”
16 15 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Bananarama – London 12”
17 41 Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
18 17 Thriller – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
19 32 Twist (Round ‘N’ Round) – Chill Fac-Torr – Philly World 12”
20 21 Baby’s Got Another – Richard Jon Smith – Jive 12”
21 18 Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop) – Man Parrish – Polydor 12”
22 40 True – Spandau Ballet – Reformation LP
23 19 Tonight – Whispers – Solar 12”
24 25 Ooh I Love It (Love Break) – Salsoul Orchestra – Salsoul 12”
25 — Church Of The Poison Mind – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
26 28 Ooh To Be Aah (Construction Mix) – Kajagoogoo – EMI 12”
27 — Weekend – Class Action – Jive 12”
28 20 Speak Like A Child – Style Council – Polydor 7”
29 29 I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) – Kashif – Arista 12”
30 23 Too Shy – Kajagoogoo – EMI 12”
31 36 Rap Your Love – Set The Tone – Island 12”
32 31 Get Loose – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
33 — Don’t Hold Back Your Love – Loose Ends – Virgin 12”
34 — Breakaway – Tracey Ullman – Stiff 7”
35 — Don’t You Give Your Love Away – Steve Shelto – Epic 12”
36 — Knocking Down Love – Goldie Alexander – Proto 12”
37 35 Never Too Much – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
38 — You Are In My System – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
39 — Stubborn Kind Of Fellow – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
40 22 Falling – The Biz – Midas 12”
41 30 Communication – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
42 — Minefield – I Level – Virgin 12”
43 — Dancing Tight – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
44 24 Love To Love You Baby – Donna Summer – Casablanca 12”
45 50 Der Komissar – After The Fire – CBS 12”
46 33 Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life – Indeep – Sound Of New York 12”
47 — Candy Girl – New Edition – London 12”
48 — Don’t Talk To Me About Love – Altered Images – Epic 12”
49 — Boxerbeat – JoBoxers – RCA 12”
50 26 I’m Down For That / She’s Got To Be (A Dancer) – Jerry Knight – Funk A&Merica 12”

Selections from this chart are played on Radio Luxembourg 208 between 9 and 11pm on Fridays and 11pm and 1am on Mondays.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 The Night – Azul Y Negro – Italian Mercury 12”
02 02 The Beach / Blue Monday – New Order – Factory 12”
03 06 Maybe This Time – Norma Lewis – ERC 12”
04 05 Got You Where I Want You Babe – Stereo Fun Inc. – US Moby Dick/Dutch Rams Horn 12”
05 03 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
06 11 I’m Alive / Instrumental – American Fade – Proto 12”
07 04 I’m Free – Celi Bee – US Paris International 12”
08 07 Don’t Stop – Sylvester – US Megatone 12”
09 12 Can We Try Again – Technique – US Arial 12”
10 08 Breaking My Heart – Roni Griffiths – US Vanguard 12”
11 13 Under My Thumb – Fast Radio – US Radar 12”
12 10 Shake It Up – Divine – Dutch Break 12”
13 14 Weekend (Weekend Side) – Class Action – Jive 12”
14 16 Party – Julius Brown – US West End 12”
15 09 Red Light Lover – Gwen Jonae – US Arial 12”
16 22 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics – RCA 12”
17 26 High Fashion Dance Music (Mixer) – Various – Dutch High Fashion LP
18 19 Electricity – Ashaye – Record Shack 12”
19 17 Angel Man (G.A.) – Rhetta Hughes – US Aria 12”
20 20 Shot In The Night – Paul Parker – US Megatone 12”
21 18 Shoot Your Shot / Jungle Jezebel – Divine – “O” 12”
22 — Living On Video – Trans-X – Canadian Illusion 12”
23 — Let’s Dance – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
24 — Going Home (Remix) – Patrick Cowley – US Megatone 12”
25 30 Rock Your Baby – Disco Connection – PRT 12”
26 15 Be With You (Remix) – Sylvester – German Ariola 12”
27 28 He’s A Pretender – High Inergy – Gordy 12”
28 29 I Love You So – Manny’s – Canadian DJ 12”
29 — The Hits Of ’82 – Various – US Disconet LP
30 — My Jamaican Guy (Remix) / Cry Now Laugh Later – Grace Jones – Island 12”


MIX MASTER

LAST FRIDAY at a packed Gullivers (with not an Arab in sight!) I steamed out of Graham Gold’s ethnic afro set with Michael Jackson ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’/’War ‘Galaxy’/David Joseph/Imagination ‘Burning Up (Dub Remix)’/Venna (vocal)/Brass Construction/Advance/Ray Parker Jr ‘For Those Who Like To Groove’ (same bass line locks onto Advance for ever!)/Terry Burrus/Beat Boys (Pt 2)/Willie Hutch ‘In And Out’/Craig Peyton/Nile Rodgers ‘Get Her Crazy’ (all running vari-speed mixes), before finishing the night with a lovers rock set. It must’ve been OK as the place was still full at 3.30!


DJ TOP TEN

ROGER DAVIS at Birmingham’s Boogies (hosting a Ricard promotion night next Tuesday 19th) for the past four years has held an oldies and sillies night every Sunday, split with the first two hours of current stuff and then two hours of oldies during which he usually includes a selection of hits from old musicals. These normally create organised chaos, as well as some vigorous singing and dancing as I can testily, as much of Roger’s list is what I use myself at mobile gigs.

1. NEW YORK NEW YORK – Frank Sinatra – Reprise/’Trilogy’ LP
2. SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN – Gene Kelly – MGM/’Singin’ In The Rain’ LP
3. WONDERFUL COPENHAGEN – Danny Kaye – Coral LP ‘Hans Christian Andersen’
4. DEADWOOD STAGE – Doris Day – CBS LP ‘The Magic Of’/’Greatest Hits’
5. THERE’S A COACH COMING IN – Soundtrack – Paramount LP ‘Paint Your Wagon’
6. WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE – Frank Sinatra/Celeste Holm – Capitol LP ‘High Society’
7. THE LONELY GOATHERD – Julie Andrews – RCA LP ‘The Sound Of Music’
8. GETTING TO KNOW YOU – Deborah Kerr – Capitol LP ‘The King And I’
9. GLENN MILLER TODAY (MEDLEY) – Frank Barber Orchestra – PRT 12in
10. THERE AIN’T NOTHING LIKE A DAME – Soundtrack – RCA LP ‘South Pacific’ LP

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