April 30, 1983: Brass Construction, Steve Harvey, C.O.D, Mary Jane Girls, The Chi-Lites

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

DAVID JOSEPH ‘Let’s Live It Up (Nite People)‘ will be the follow-up in about two weeks, a bubbly 120½bpm jitterer tied to a busy more electronic beat and possibly less catchy as a pop crossover than last time — but sure to be big in the clubs . . . Steve Harvey is not on Elite but on Pressure, who share the same building, and released Norman Giscombe Junior’s debut in 1980 — meanwhile, Elite/Challenge’s Andy Sojka has kicked off the new extremely limited Blackmarketing mailing list (great name!) with a (needlessly?) remixed Craig Peyton ‘Be Thankful For What You Got‘ white label, which will be on Elite! . . . Island’s Bryan O’Connor, who claims “Galaxy is currently outselling David Bowie on 12in”, will be reviewing his mailing list soon and warns “anyone not pulling their weight will be knocked off” . . . Phonogram’s Jeff Young is joined by DJ/import distributor Mike Sefton as a similarly knowledgeable plugger from May 9 . . . Prince Charles ‘In The Streets‘ has evidently been remixed for Greyhound 12in . . . Gladys Knight is indeed on UK 12in (CBS TA3314) . . . George Clinton ‘Atomic Dog’ unseated ‘Billie Jean’ as top US Black single — and has a dynamite video, if you can catch it . . . Edwin Starr appears at Mayfair’s Gullivers for the next two Thursdays (28/5), sandwiching the Chi-Lites on Wednesday (4) — mmm-hmm! . . . Second Image continue touring at Preston Clouds (Thur 28), Retford Porterhouse (Fri), Harlow Benny’s (Sat), Purley Cinderella Rockerfella’s (Sun), Ilford Room At The Top (Tues), before supporting all the Maze concerts . . . Galaxy’s Phil Fearon PAs Saturday (30) at Peckham Kisses, where Froggy makes his first monthly appearance alongside regulars Steve Walsh, Lyndon T, Gordon Mac . . . Steve Walsh, Tony Jenkins, Owen Washington, Ian Shaw, Chris Ellis, Tim Westwood soul London Lyceum’s Bank Holiday Monday alldayer (2) — and mafioso Chris Brown joins the National Soul Festival line-up for the next one on May 30 . . . Capital’s cool talkin’ pin-up Gary Crowley joins George ‘Zorba’ Alexander for a return engagement at Harrow Leisure Centre on Friday (29) . . . ‘DJ Of The Year’ winner at Edgbaston’s Faces French was Franklyn Hughes (Long Eaton Donovan’s), runners-up being Mick McGinley (Wakefield Heppy’s), Ian Plant (Blackpool Raffles), Jimmy Franks (Birmingham Cagney’s) — all from north of Watford, you’ll note . . . Brian Cardno has started Saturdays (Thurs/Fri too when possible) at Berwick’s Red Lion in Castle Gate, pub hours (free admission) and as up-front as punters and finances will allow . . . Darryl Hayden has stopped managing nightclubs to concentrate on a mobile big-screen video show, which you can see at Wimbledon Tiffany’s (Thurs), London Lyceum (Sat), Mortlake Rumps (Mon) weekly — the Monday Rumps gig includes an audition slot for which two aspiring jocks are always needed, and incidentally John ‘Kojak’ Harvey has resurfaced at Rumps spinning soul oldies (what else?) on Thursdays . . . Dave Thomas has switched to Shrewsbury Tiffany’s on Saturdays, doing under-18s on Mondays . . . Steve Davies is part of a DJ team who pack 1,300 under-18s into Kirkcaldy Bentleys every Monday! . . . David Bryant however does over-23s at Camberley Splinters on Mondays — hey Dave, get hip! . . . Frank Samms is “now well established Sunday night at Addleston’s Holly Tree, and Mondays at London’s Maximus in Leicester Square playing rock and electro music” . . . Nick Ratcliffe & John Dene on Tuesdays at Guildford’s Cinderella Rockerfellas have gone mad on phasing, doing it to practically everything — and to my surprise I’ve had much praise for the phasing on my Wish remix, which I wouldn’t mind re-doing with less gimmickry . . . C.O.D. ‘In The Bottle’/Tyrone Brunson ‘The Smurf’ megamix begins with some electronic drum beats laid down by Streetwave’s resident engineer Rob Mallett (a big inspiration and help with the studio tricks), a quick ‘Smurf’ scratch before editing alternate beats into some “harmonized” instrumental, the “uno dos” countdown then synched over the music before it then synchs one bar apart, phases, adds Rob on electronic drum “gating” another synched copy, then runs the vocal over the instrumental before hitting the main “gated” break which segues into a similarly “gated” ‘Smurf’ before returning to a less tampered with but much re-edited mainly instrumental finale — so now you know! (“gating” is a trick that cuts out the body of the beat to leave just the peaks) . . . PRT or Streetwave must have something running slow, as somehow both my remixes have ended up 2bpm slower than anticipated . . . I-Level I am delighted to see has posed fewer problems to other jocks than experienced by me, when on its first play the floor just vanished — like gone, baby, goodbye! — which was upsetting as I’d only played it because I thought they were good . . . Frenchie (Blackpool) is not alone in noticing how Burgess Gardner’s album uses several old Al Hudson backing tracks, ‘Gemstone‘ in particular being nothing less than ‘Spread Love‘! . . . Catherine Harris (Preston — was that you at Gully’s last Saturday?) reckons Jeffrey Daniel is seen looking mean behind the first warehouse door in Michael Jackson’s ‘Beat It’ video . . . David Grant took time out from his club PAs to look in at Gully’s and tell me to lay off with the “Jeffrey Daniel” comments — gulp! . . . Kev Hill (Brentwood) ended up gigging (playing tapes from his car) just for the booze at Easter on his fruitless trip to Cornwall, when asked to help make a “jazz-funk” night at Liskard’s Carlton Suite more accurately just that . . . ‘Darktown Strutters’ Ball somehow moved ‘Downtown’ in my party top 20 last week! . . . Danny & The Juniors founder Danny Rapp apparently killed himself on April 5 in Arizona, aged 42 — ‘At The Hop’ will never die, though . . . Derek Lawrence (75 Argyll Ave, Southall, Middx) needs copies of Maurice Starr ‘Let’s Dance’ and Lime ‘You’re My Magician (Instrumental)’, adding that some of his Saturday punters at Southall White Hart’s Friends refer to electrophonic phunk as ‘ET music’ — Extremely Tedious! . . . Adrian Dunbar (Bournemouth Adams Sun/Tues, Southampton Warehouse Thurs/Fri/Sat) says Julius Brown ‘Party‘ sandwiches perfectly with Sylvester ‘Be With You‘ / ‘Don’t Stop‘ — he also hopes for some mailing list recognition now he’s working five nights a week, playing up-front black as well as gay music (in fact he’s so busy he’s considering giving up his day job!) . . . Chester Browton (Selsy) says ‘Beat It’ is a killer mix with Ike & Tina Turner ‘Nutbush City Limits’ (150-154bpm), but somehow he hasn’t noticed we print not one, not even two, but actually three different types of disco chart! . . . DJs not on record pluggers mailing lists, or at least who buy a lot of their material, may have nothing much to gain by sending us their charts but those are the ones we especially want — please? . . . YOWSAH YOWSAH YOWSAH!


HOT VINYL

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘We Can Work It Out’ (LP ‘Conversations’ US Capitol ST-12268)
This one’ll blow you away! Already a monster for those lucky few serviced with promos, it’s a fantastic old-style ‘Movin’-type 117-119-118-117-116-118bpm hard driving leaper full of life (acappella fade finish), dominating the solidly trucking set’s 12in-issued 114½-116bpm ‘Walkin’ The Line‘ and the groovin’ movin’ 121-122-123-122bpm ‘I Do Love You‘, 118-119bpm ‘No Communication‘, 109½bpm ‘Physical Attraction‘, 111-114-117bpm ‘It’s A Shame‘, 130-131bpm ‘Breakdown‘, and nice mellow instrumental 0-98-100bpm ‘Easy‘. Ha cha cha!

STEVE HARVEY: ‘Something Special’ (Pressure PRESS 005, via PRT)
Perhaps significantly our top request at Gully’s already, an excellent insistently pushing simple sparse 117bpm 12in thwacker with nice little twiddles between the cool title line repetition, instrumental flip.

C.O.D.: ‘In The Bottle’ (Streetwave WAVEL 2)
The much loved/hated 117bpm vocal and instrumental electrophonic versions of Gil Scott Heron’s classic are here on 3-track 12in flipped by my own 115-116-115bpm ‘Special Megamix incorporating ‘The Smurf’ by Tyrone Brunson‘ (for full description see Odds ‘N’ Bods). Getting great floor reaction, this one I’m quite proud of.

MARY JANE GIRLS: ‘All Night Long’ (LP ‘Mary Jane Girls’ US Gordy 6040GL)
Presumably modelled by producer Rick James on Vanity 6, these four raunchy ladies are sensationally good — and (for us oldsters) surprisingly like the Shirelles! This sultry slow 98bpm jogger (great out of Mtume) has exploded first but check also the punchily pumping similar 121bpm ‘Boys‘ and 125bpm ‘Prove It‘, while the toe-curlingly introed 67bpm ‘On The Inside‘ is most useful of the lovely smoochers.

THE CHI-LITES: ‘Changing For You’ (LP ‘Bottom’s Up’ US Larc LR-8103)
Eugene Record and the guys (due here for a timely visit) are back with a bang on this sensational cool acappella harmony introed gorgeous 50½-101bpm swaying jogger, beautifully sung with punchy rap halfway, while apart from the 103bpm title track 12in there’s the chunkily tripping 113bpm ‘Bad Motor Scooter‘, jittery 112bpm ‘You Take The Cake‘, old fashioned 117bpm ‘Touch Me‘, new classic style smoochers being Roberta Flack’s 77bpm ‘Making Love’, 75bpm ‘I Just Wanna Hold You’, 74bpm ‘I Love’. Oh yeah!

JIMMY YOUNG: ‘Times Are Tight (Instrumental)’ (Nitelife Dance Records LIFT 2)
Irresistibly danceable terrific trucking 102bpm 12in flowing instrumental groove (with “overheard conversations” effects halfway), big on import for a while but stupidly here still B-side to the vocal version. Flip it!

LUTHER VANDROSS: ‘You’re The Sweetest One’ (Epic TA3313)
Classy very George Benson-ish soul drenched slushily introed chunkily jolting (0-)115½-114bpm 12in swayer, good out of Booker Newberry III, hopefully a hit.

“D” TRAIN: ‘Music’ (Prelude TA3332)
Not really another ‘You’re The One For Me’ despite its initial acceptance, this slow acappella introed then fluctuating c.120bpm 12in bass bumbled slightly untidy thudder gets bogged down by its good gruffly souled lyrics, but has a cleaner instrumental flip.

Al JARREAU: ‘Mornin’ (LP ‘Jarreau’ Warner Bros U 0070)
Fabulous attractive 90bpm slinker with wide MoR appeal, also on 7in (U 9929) with the tempoless dead slow ‘Not Like This’, others on the pleasant listening but somewhat specialist dance set getting a thin scattering of DJ play being the 111-110bpm ‘Love Is Waiting‘, 55-110bpm ‘Step By Step‘, 116bpm ‘Black And Blues‘, 0-114-109bpm ‘Save Me’, 0-41/82bpm ‘I Will Be Here For You’, 112-113bpm ‘Boogie Down’.

ANTHONY FRANKLIN: ‘Hot Number’ (US Mirage 0-99902)
Chix-introed/accompanied plaintive guys bumping rumbling 117bpm 12in thudder burbles along with intense vocal breaks but next to no space for mixing out of it, or a more instrumental flip.

FATBACK: ‘The Girl Is Fine (So Fine)’ (Spring POSPX 590)
Marvin Gaye-ish electronically backed odd 106½bpm 12in wailing atmospheric throbber with jazzy flute, cooler instrumental flip, nice but now fatally overshadowed by the LP’s superb ‘Is This The Future?‘ (a far more hit-worthy singles choice).

MARCUS MILLER: ‘Lovin’ You (Is Such An Easy Thing To To)’ (Warner Bros W 0101T)
Precise bass snapped staccato spiky 123-122bpm jitterer with Luther V’s vocal help, on 3-track 33 1/3rpm 12in with the more interestingly soulful David Sanborn-saxed lightly weaving 113½/57bpm ‘Suddenly‘ and quietly ticking slow 46/92bpm ‘Much Too Much‘ — all largely self-played/sung.

NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN: ‘Reach Out (I’ll Be There)’ (Atlantic A 9858T)
Heavily disguised good thundering Toney Lee-like “reach” intro reveals a juddering 114bpm 12in rehash of the Four Tops classic, best by far of his disappointing new LP.

TC CURTIS: ‘Bump & Slide’ (Hot Melt Records TC001)
Squeakily sung deliberately paced slow stark simple 101½bpm 12in bumper, instrumental flip. Rotund TC promising his club PAs will feature lissom dancers doin’ the slide!

MAZE FEATURING FRANKIE BEVERLY: ‘We Are One’ LP (Capitol EST 12262)
Their disappointing 123bpm ‘Love Is The Key‘ single apart, the rest of the soul superstars set is mellow good listening, most uptempo being the pent-up 116bpm ‘Right On Time’ throbber with acid guitar adding to the tension, while typical slowies are the 82½bpm ‘I Wanna Thank You‘, 48/96½bpm title track, 38/76bpm ‘Never Let You Down’, 47/94bpm ‘I Love You Too Much’, 63bpm ‘Your Own Kind Of Way’. Get to know ’em quick, so you can sing along “live”!

RAYMOND HARRIS: ‘Under Your Spell’ (US Atlantic 0-89839)
Amir Bayyan co-produced interesting intro build up (the more instrumental flip’s longer start is even better) to a vocally varied old fashioned group sung thudding 111½bpm 12in lurcher, which a stronger song could have made great.

BLUE FEATHER: ‘Let It Out’ (Mercury MERX 136)
Routine solid enough 118bpm 12in smacker with rattling percussion and nice scatting but not enough ‘Let’s Funk Tonight’-type guitar, in ‘MF Mastermix’ and less dense original versions.

GEORGE DUKE: ‘Reach Out’ (Epic TA3267)
Dramatically introed shrill EWF-ish staccato 0-112½bpm 12in clopper, rather routine to these ears with a fast galloping 132bpm ‘You’re The One‘ flip.

VAUGHAN MASON & BUTCH DAYO: ‘Party On The Corner’ (US Salsoul SG 396)
Shep Pettibone mixed smacking 112bpm 12in cowbell clonker let down by limp “let’s boogie” party-hearty vocal interplay, but with a tougher ‘Master Dub Version‘ rhythm breakdown flip.

MASS PRODUCTION: ‘Victory ’83’ (LP ’83’ US Cotillion 90079-1)
Two solid instrumentals dominate an otherwise directionless set, this ‘Understanding’-type tempoed rumbling 103bpm jogger and the similar steadily pushing mellow 101-99-100bpm ‘Sun Dancer‘ with tootling flute, the former also being 12in flip to the sub-‘Master Blaster’ 127bpm ‘Time Bomb‘.

BOBBY GILLIOM: ‘Gimme A Break’ (US Clappers OL-12-0006)
‘Don’t Stop The Music’-tempoed useful 103-104bpm 12in slow lurcher with good natured light voiced semi-rap, instrumental ‘A Dub Break’ flip.

JOHNNY DYNELL & NEW YORK 88: ‘Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)’ (US Acme Music Corporation AMC 8301)
Obviously influenced by Kid Creole (who’s still only big in New York, Stateside), a simple sparse empty little 94¼bpm 12in shuffler with repetitive piping electronic tone, rapping chap, chix ‘n’ some Latin tricks (‘Rubber Mix’ flip).

CUDY & THE BINK BAND: ‘Home Boy (Home Girls Too)’ (US Sound Of New York SNY 5103)
Simple snappy but monotonous backing track 116¼bpm 12in B-side good for mixing, with gals ‘n’ guy on Isleys-ish burbling funk plugside.

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: ‘Buffalo Soldier’ (Tuff Gong 121S 108)
Unreleased typical 62/124bpm 12in reggae throbber from late ’79. Somehow I doubt if black soldiers in the American Civil War (whom it’s about) had dreadlocks!

CURIE BURKE: ‘Down For Double’ (US Rissa Chrissa RCS-6004)
Keni’s kid brother was still wearing nappies in ’68 when pictured gurgling with his family as The 5 Stairsteps With Cubie, aged two! Now with recognisable brotherly mannerisms he’s alone on a bubbly but badly built 118-119-120½-121-123bpm 12in jitterer, best for Burke fans (and the LADS?).

ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Between The Sheets’ (US TNeck ZS4 03797)
Lovely mellow sexy c.84bpm 7in smoocher with jogging bass beat and sensuous vocal in ‘Sexual Healing’ style.

NONA HENDRYX: ‘B-Boys’ (LP ‘Nona’ US RCA AFL1-4565)
Excellent chunkily rolling c.112bpm Evelyn King-style swayer, hopefully a candidate for 12in release as the rest is less interesting.

BLACK GOLD: ‘C’Mon Stop’ (US Prelude PRLD 651)
Bass synth buzzed but old fashioned oddly tempoed c.111bpm 12in electro bounder with panting chix, a bit boring.


DISCO TOP 85 – APRIL 30, 1983

01 01 Twist (Round ‘N’ Round) – Chill Fac-Torr – Philly World 12”
02 02 You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me) – David Joseph – Island 12”
03 07 Dancing Tight / Instrumental – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
04 13 Minefield / Give Me (Remix) – I Level – Virgin 12”
05 05 Smoothin’ Groovin’ / DJ’s Delight – Ingram – US Mirage 12”
06 17 Music / Instrumental – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
07 26 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – US Boardwalk 12”
08 04 Weekend (Weekday Side) / (Weekend Side) – Class Action – Jive 12”
09 06 Don’t You Give Your Love Away – Steve Shelto – Epic 12”
10 03 Joy / Instrumental / Grace – The Band A.K.A. – Epic Streetwave 12”
11 09 I Am Somebody – Glenn Jones – RCA 12”
12 11 Young Free And Single – Sunfire – Warner Bros 12”
13 14 Never Too Late / Mystic Woman / Rainbows Of Love – Lonnie Liston Smith – US Doctor Jazz LP
14 10 Garden Party – Mezzoforte – Steinar 12”
15 19 You Are In My System – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
16 08 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
17 12 Tonight / This Time / Turn Me Out – Whispers – US Solar 12”
18 15 I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) – Kashif – Arista 12”
19 45 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – US Epic 12”
20 27 Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
21 33 In The Bottle / Megamix With The Smurf – C.O.D. – US Emergency 12”
22 24 Take Me To The Top / Instrumental – Advance – US Polydor 12”
23 20 Mornin’ / Love Is Waiting / I Will Be Here For You / Step By Step / Black And Blues / Save Me / Boogie Down – Al Jarreau – US Warner Bros LP
24 32 Let’s Dance – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
25 21 Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop) – Man Parrish – Polydor 12”
26 31 Mr D.J. / Megamix With Ladies Night – Wish – Streetwave 12”
27 30 Times Are Tight (Instrumental) – Jimmy Young – US Delirium 12”
28 35 Special Lady (Instrumental) / Better Take Time – Second Image – Polydor 12”
29 16 Is This The Future – Fatback – US Spring LP
30 23 Ooh I Love It (Love Break) – Salsoul Orchestra – Salsoul 12”
31 18 Get On Up – Jazzy Dee – Laurie 12”
32 60 Walkin’ The Line – Brass Construction – US Capitol 12”
33 22 I’m Down For That / She’s Got To Be (A Dancer) – Jerry Knight – Funk A&Merica 12”
34 34 Baby’s Got Another – Richard John Smith – Jive 12”
35 43 Summer Nights In Rio / Somewhere In My Past / Driftin’ On A Dream – Wilton Felder – US MCA LP
36 38 The Music Got Me – Visual – Prelude 12”
37 25 Do You Wanna Dance (Instrumental) – Lavias – US Golden Pyramid 12”
38 36 Thriller / Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ / P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) / Baby Be Mine / The Lady In My Life – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
39 68 Cash (Cash Money) / Jungle Stomp – Prince Charles – Virgin 12”
40 44 Don’t Hold Back Your Love – Loose Ends – Virgin 12”
41 NE Save The Overtime (For Me) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
42 71 Stop And Go – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
43 51 You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me) (Remix) – David Joseph – Island/US Mango 12”
44 28 Candy Girl – New Edition – London 12”
45 39 You Meet My Approval / Nobody Can Be You – Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame – Atlantic LP/12” promo
46 37 Come With Me / Sangria – Tania Maria – US Concord Jazz Picante LP
47 49 Be Bop Rock / Pt. 2 – Beat Boys – US Sugarscoop 12”
48 53 Didn’t Know About Love (Till I Found You) – Lenny White – US Elektra 12”
49 63 Knocking Down Love – Goldie Alexander – Proto 12”
50 40 The Girl Is Fine (So Fine) – Fatback – Spring 12”
51 42 The Hunter / Wings Of Fire / Night Flight – Joe Sample – US MCA LP
52 76 Let It Out – Blue Feather – Mercury 12”
53 61 Love Is A Game (Remix) – Harry Ray – Sugarhill 12”
54 50 Keep On Lovin’ Me / Love For Love – Whispers – Solar LP
55 NE Love’s Gonna Get You / At Last – UK Players – RCA 12”
56 48 Get Her Crazy / Yum-Yum – Nile Rodgers – US Mirage 12”
57 70 Groovin’ On A Groove – Ingram – US Mirage LP
58 58 Dance Groove – Transit – US Storm 12”
59 52 Falling (Remixes) – The Biz – Midas 12”
60 81 Do It Anyway You Wanna – Cashmere – Philly World 12”
61 56 Stone Love / Help Yourself To My Love / Don’t Stop My Love / Rumors – Kashif – US Arista LP
62 NE True / Lifeline (Remix) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
63 57 Lovin’ You / Suddenly / Be My Love / Much Too Much / Just For You – Marcus Miller – US Warner Bros LP
64 46 Street Themes / Be My Lady (Tonight) – Charles Earland – US Columbia LP
65 62 Knockout (Remix) – Margie Joseph – Jive 12”
66 41 More Than Ever Now / Shoalin’ – Muscle Shoals Horns – US Monument LP
67 NE All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls – US Gordy LP
68 NE You’re The Sweetest One – Luther Vandross – Epic 12”
69 NE You Are In My System – The System – Polydor 12”
70 74 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
71 NE We Can Work It Out – Brass Construction – US Capitol LP promo
72 RE Money’s Too Tight (To Mention) – Valentine Brothers – Energy 12”
73 79 Reach Out – Narada Michael Walden – US Atlantic 12”
74 64 In The Streets / Tight Jeans – Prince Charles – Greyhound LP
75 65 Heat You Up (Melt You Down) – Shirley Lites – US West End 12”
76 59 Young Free & Single – Lorita Grahame – Intense 12”
77 NE I’m Out To Catch – Leon Haywood – US Casablanca 12”
78 85 Sam The Samba Man – Rah Band – TMT 12”
79 83 Shoot Your Best Shot / Gemstone – Burgess Gardner – US MCA LP
80 NE Communication Breakdown – Junior – Mercury 12”
81 NE Love Odyssey (Extended Remix) – T-Connection – Capitol 12”
82 NE Changing For You / Bad Motor Scooter / Bottom’s Up – Chi-Lites – US Larc LP
83 NE Five Spot – War – US MCA LP
84 NE Candy Man / Instrumental – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
85 NE Tell Tale Heart – Neil Lockwood – Red Bus 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

William Robinson: ‘Prime Time’ (US Coast To Coast 12in)
Change: ‘This Is Your Time’ / ‘Don’t Wait Another Night’ / ‘Tell Me Why’ (US Atlantic RFC LP)
Nile Rogers: ‘The Land Of The Good Groove’ (Mirage 12in)
Billy Griffin: ‘Be With Me (Remix)’ (CBS 12in promo)
Indeep: ‘When Boys Talk’ (US Sound Of New York 12in)
Warp 9: ‘Light Years Away’ (US Prism 12in)
David Diggs: ‘Gentle Thoughts’ (US PAJ LP)
Bill Fredericks: ‘Too Busy Thinking About My Baby’ (Unigram 12in)
Anthony Franklin: ‘Hot Number’ (US Mirage 12in)
Flowchart: ‘Ask The Boss’ (Greyhound 12in)
Pagoda: ‘Finders Keepers’ / ‘We’re Alright Tonight’ / ‘Go Back’ (PAG 12in)
Black Gold: ‘C’mon Stop’ (US Prelude 12in)
Steve Harvey: ‘Something Special’ (Pressure 12in promo)
Grace Jones: ‘My Jamaican Guy (Remix)’ (Island 12in)
Fat Larry’s Band: ‘Stubborn Kind Of Fellow’ / ‘Changes’ (Virgin 12in)
T-Connection: ‘The Game Of Life’ / ‘Time Is Short’ (US Capitol LP)
O’Bryan: ‘I’m Freaky’ (Capitol 12in)
Greg Kihn Band: ‘Jeopardy’ / ‘Inst’ (Beserkley 12in)
Level 42: ‘Out Of Sight Out Of Mind’ (Polydor 12in)
Second Image: ‘Can’t Keep Holding On ’83 (Remix)’ (Polydor 12in twinpack)
Marcia Griffiths: ‘Electric Boogie’ (Island 12in)
Elixia: ‘Soho Phaze’ / ‘Soho Nights’ (Record Shack 12in)
Venna: ‘Watching You’ (US Sutra 12in)
Sharon Redd: ‘Takin’ A Chance On Love’ (Prelude 12in)
Dazz Band: ‘On The One’ (Motown 12in)
Yarbrough & Peoples: ‘Feels So Good (Remix)’ (US Total Experience 12in)
Michael Henderson: ‘Fickle’ / ‘Inst’ (US Buddah 12in)
DeVille: ‘Squeeze You Hold You’ (US Philly World 12in)
Peter Tosh: ‘Johnny B Goode’ (Radic 10in)
Madonna: ‘Physical Attraction’ / ‘Burning Up’ (US Sire 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):

Spandau Ballet 48½/97-0-48½-97f, Human League 117½f, Iron Maiden 108-106-0c, Galaxy 117f, Beatles 137-135-0r, Creatures 104r, Eddy Grant 0-61f, Question 129f, Greg Kihn Band 110r, Saxon 192-197-0f, Junior 130f, Freur 0-41-82½f, A Flock Of Seagulls 149-151-0r, Icehouse 122-61-0r, Valentine Bros 109f, Eric Clapton 173f.


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Let’s Dance – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
02 04 Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
03 14 True / Lifeline (Remix For USA) – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
04 02 Rock The Boat – Forrest – CBS 12”
05 05 Billie Jean (Remix) – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
06 03 You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me) – David Joseph – Island 12”
07 15 Twist (Round ‘N’ Round) – Chill Fac-Torr – Philly World 12”
08 10 Church Of The Poison Mind – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
09 06 Joy – The Band A.K.A. – Epic Streetwave 12”
10 26 Minefield – I Level – Virgin 12”
11 08 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
12 28 Love Is A Stranger – Eurythmics – RCA 12”
13 11 Is There Something I Should Know (Monster Mix) – Duran Duran – EMI 12”
14 12 Thriller – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
15 09 Young, Free And Single – Sunfire – Warner Bros 12”
16 16 Hip Hop Be Bop (Don’t Stop) – Man Parrish – Polydor 12”
17 30 (Keep Feeling) Fascination – Human League – Virgin 12”
18 07 Garden Party – Mezzoforte – Steinar 12”
19 13 Snot Rap – Kenny Everett – RCA 12”
20 21 Weekend – Class Action – Jive 12”
21 — Temptation – Heaven 17 – Virgin 12”
22 33 Dancing Tight – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
23 19 Get On Up – Jazzy Dee – Laurie 12”
24 — We’re Celebrating – Language – Stiff 12”
25 22 Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics – RCA 12”
26 25 I Am Somebody – Glenn Jones – RCA 12”
27 17 Rip It Up – Orange Juice – Polydor 12”
28 18 Ooh To Be Aah (Construction Mix) – Kajagoogoo – EMI 12”
29 40 Don’t Hold Back Your Love – Loose Ends – Virgin 12”
30 27 You Are In My System – Robert Palmer – Island 12”
31 — Why Can’t We Live Together – Maximum Joy – Garage 12”
32 35 I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On) – Kashif – Arista 12”
33 34 Candy Girl – New Edition – London 12”
34 47 Cash (Cash Money) – Prince Charles & The City Beat Band – Virgin 12”
35 23 Breakaway (Well Extended And Remixed) – Tracey Ullman – Stiff 10”
36 32 Ooh I Love It (Love Break) – Salsoul Orchestra – Salsoul 12”
37 — Love’s Gonna Get You – UK Players – RCA 12”
38 38 Mr D.J. – Wish – Streetwave 12”
39 31 Don’t You Give Your Love Away – Steve Shelto – Epic 12”
40 29 Tonight – Whispers – Solar 12”
41 24 Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye – Bananarama – London 12”
42 20 Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap) – Thompson Twins – Arista 12”
43 37 Boxerbeat – JoBoxers – RCA 12”
44 — Rock Your Baby – Disco Connection – PRT 12”
45 44 Words – F.R. David – Carrere 12”
46 36 Baby’s Got Another – Richard Jon Smith – Jive 12”
47 43 Der Komissar – After The Fire – CBS 12”
48 41 Don’t Talk To Me About Love – Altered Images – Epic 12”
49 46 Get Loose – Evelyn King – RCA 12”
50 — Crazy Music – Ottawan – Carrere 12”

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


BOYS TOWN CHART

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


DJ TOP TEN

ALAN CHRISTO, based in Abercynon (0443 741592) from which he jocks around South Wales, submits his 10 top classics…

1. SEX MACHINE – James Brown – Polydor
2. YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE – Candi Staton – Warner Bros
3. SHOW ME THE WAY – Jacksons – Epic
4. ME AND BABY BROTHER – War – Island
5. LOVING ARMS – Millie Jackson – Spring
6. STEP BY STEP – Joe Simon – Spring
7. SWEET SOUL MUSIC – Arthur Conley – Atlantic
8. BOOGIE WONDERLAND – Earth Wind & Fire/Emotions – CBS
9. BODY TALK – Imagination – R&B
10. TIRED OF BEING ALONE – Al Green – London

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