June 18, 1983: Oliver Cheatham, Manhattans, Bohannon, Terri Wells, La Famille

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

THIS WEEK Motown rush Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’ on 12in ahead of schedule to counteract the cover by La Famile . . . Karen Young ‘You Don’t Know What You’ve Got‘ has been repressed on Firebird/Pinnacle (FLAME 40T) with the superior 124bpm import ‘Party Mix‘ as flip . . . Pagoda ‘Finders Keepers’ / ‘We’re Alright Tonight’ has been belatedly picked up by Chrysalis . . . Status IV does not have any Toney Lee spliced into it on UK pressings — who told me it did? — and also please note the ‘Street Sounds — Edition 4’ dealer price was quoted last week, you’ll have to pay a crippling £3.99! . . . Bermondsey Dun Cow resident Ron ‘Spider’ Baker in his quest for copyright-cleared video material now finds himself able to supply it himself, hour long tapes containing around 18 bands (mainly pop acts to start with) with a weekly charge to cover copyright fees, full details on 01-674 3301 . . . David Emery is launching his own Pacific Promotions independent plugging service for Scotland and the North East, covering radio plus wine bar and other listening-type DJs as well as just disco, with a few more really upfront product-breaking jocks needed from Edinburgh/Glasgow/Dundee/Perth/Teeside/Tyneside (no other areas) — apply to Avenue House, 31 Fern Avenue, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (0632 814001) . . . Carl Kingston, a veteran from 1977 of the Israel based The Voice Of Peace offshore commercial radio station, is now its UK representative and looking for experienced presenters (any Sunday pirates fancy a real life on the ocean wave?) — send audition tapes and CVs to Carl at 187 Chanterlands Avenue, Hull, North Humberside, HU5 3TL . . . Paul & Robin Wheelers Jacksons nightclub in Staines reopens with air-conditioning and new decor early next month in a three pronged celebration for which free (before 9.30pm) invitations are available on Staines 53193 to cover Thursday July 7 alternative music, Friday (8) jazz-funk, Sat (9) disco — take your pick! . . . Booker Newberry III is very apparent, though younger sounding, on Sweet Thunder’s 111bpm ‘Everybody’s Singin’ Love Songs‘ and — especially, though it’s less danceable — the ‘Sweet Thunder’ flip from ’78 (US Fantasy WMOT 12in) . . . Roger Davis (Birmingham Boogies) says following ‘Love Town’ the popularity of McFadden & Whitehead ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ has increased to the extent that what was always a floor-filling oldie, is now requested like a newie . . . Philadelphia International being about to wind up, or at any rate re-cycling old product at the moment, couldn’t CBS step in with a killer 4-track 12in containing McFadden & Whitehead, Billy Paul ‘Bring The Family Back’, O’Jays ‘I Love Music’ and — any suggestions? . . . ‘Philly’s Hits’ could clean up the ghetto right now, as there’s a whole new generation out there who missed ’em first time . . . Stateside Irene Cara is top Dance/Disco, Mtume top Black hit — and to avoid confusion with another act, Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon in the USA is listed as just Fearon . . . Nicky Holloway & Sean French this Thursday (16) kick off weekly jazz-soul at Watford Odeon Film Centre’s Gema’s (Sean had better keep clear of the Ponderosa if he wants to stay slim!) . . . Tony Simmons, at Luton Dance Centre every Thursday, starts Friday (17) spinning “sophisticated music” weekly at Luton Mirrors, in Doublets Nightclub . . . Brother To Brother at Stanmore Chevaliers this weekend feature northern visitors Baz Williams on Friday (17), Kev Edwards on Saturday (18) . . . Brian Mason as well as Saturdays at St Albans Adelaide Disco Wine Bar has added Mon/Tues/Wed with free admission those new nights . . . Sean Brett emphasises jazz at his Heywood Vickys (Sun)/Bury Peelers (Mon) gigs, and slips “some heavy tackle” into the commercial fund whenever possible at Rawtenstall’s The Royal (Thurs/Sat) . . . Guildford Cinderellas Rockerfellas has a midsummer Xmas Eve party next Wednesday (22) . . . I’m doing the Grenadier Guards regimental ball at Syon House this Friday, guest of honour the Colonel in Chief, HRH Prince Philip — now let’s face it, those are the sort of gigs to get! . . . Ray Carter “and friends” (considering who he produces these days there should be some surprises!) are at Mayfair Gullivers on Wednesday (22) . . . Miquel Brown finishes her boys town tour Thur (6) Oxford Coven, Fri (17) Bournemouth Cabaret, Sat (18) Southampton Magnum . . . Brighton Bolts returns to Sherrys this Sunday (19), except Sherrys is now called the Pink Coconut . . . Adrian Dunbar’s first boys town venture at Birmingham Millionaires went so well he’s now repeating the exercise every Sunday . . . I was exploring the sunny South Wales coast last Sunday and spotted a signpost to Boy’s Village — full of cottages, no doubt! . . . Alan Coulthard’s special mixes are of Wham and a late ’70s medley on the current Disco Mix Club cassette pack — Tony Prince says membership is now 360 and growing . . . Pete Haigh’s current “urban contemporary” fave on Thursdays at Standish Cassinelli’s is Yazoo’s “alternative B-side” ‘State Farm‘ . . . John Tracy (Sheffield) mixes Prince Charles ‘Jungle Stomp’/Sinnamon ‘Fierce Remix’/Shirley Lites/Freeez ‘I Dub You’ for a 20 minute floorfiller . . . The Jonzun Crew ‘We Are The Jonzun Crew‘ / Instrumental (US Tommy Boy 12in) has been slightly remixed . . . Labour’s Denis Healey amongst other indiscretions recently gave a whopping plug on telly to the Japanese Datsun Cherry, saying how much better value it is than the British Maestro — I have to agree, as since the end of April I’ve been driving a 3-door Cherry 1.3GL which with extra rust proofing, stereo and full year’s road fund all included cost £4,500 at Datsun Acton, gives me a hard-driving average 42.2mpg, and somehow feels like an expensive large car inside a small car’s body . . . Chris Ellis, a fellow Soul On Sound defector (he didn’t get paid anything!) really has landed in Corfu, where if you don’t want ‘Disco Bouzouki’ every other record the more soulful clubs are La Boum (Corfu Town), Atalaya (Dassia), Albatross (Ipsos), Spiros Disco (Paleokastritsa) . . . Paul Haig’s label Les Disques De Crepuscule translates as The Records Of Dusk — I happen to know as while growing up in Paris I was intrigued by the French title for Elvis Presley’s film ‘Love Me Tender’, ‘Le Chevalier Du Crepuscule’ (‘The Horseman Of The Dusk’ — although ‘Twilight Rider’ sounds less literal!) . . . Eyes & Ears Nicky McKenzie has now caught mailing list jocks ticking off on reaction forms that their local record shop is stocking a title that’s not yet been released — come on, there’s enough paperwork without having to worry about niggling details like that! . . . LET’S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!


HOT VINYL

OLIVER CHEATHAM: ‘Get Down Saturday Night’ (MCA MCAT 828)
Newly extended after the great rhythm break for UK 12in, this dynamite compulsive 116¾bpm soul trotter is simplicity itself with uncluttered lean beat and virtuoso vocal work combining into perfection. A smash!

MANHATTANS: ‘Crazy’ (US Columbia 44-03940)
Hotter than they’ve been for years, penned/produced by John Anderson & Steve Williams for Mighty M Productions this chunkily tripping 112½bpm 12in floater has soulful feathery vocal lightness and nice sax woven into a slick sparse modern tugging rhythm (instrumental flip).

BOHANNON: ‘Let’s Start The Dance III’ (US Compleat/Phase II CPD-204)
Oh well, with the hits drying up Hamilton B returns yet again to revamp his classic — and who’s complaining? Now remixed and overdubbed by Francois Kevorkian it’s still the basic hard driving original but given a brand new 120(intro)-119-118-119-118bpm 12in veneer, very different from ‘Let’s Start II Dance Again’, great out of ‘Zwei’.

TERRI WELLS: ‘You Make It Heaven’ (Philly World PWSL 111)
One time Dexter Wansel vocalist currently wowing soul fans with this soaringly sung gorgeous gently jogging subtle cool (0-)107-108-107-108-109bpm 12in ballad (inst flip), which may sadly be a bit too classy for mass acceptance but should sound good on the radio.

LA FAMILLE: ‘All Night Long’ (Sanity STY 006, via 01-837 2440)
Mary Jane Girls classic given a slightly reggae-fied 12in cover that is still usefully 98bpm and while nowhere near as good vocally makes a welcome alternative, especially for mixers the instrumental flip featuring Ray Carless sax and Steve Nichol trumpet being great between Mtume and the MJG original.

RAH BAND: ‘Messages From The Stars’ (TMT TMTT 5)
Chick sung gently attractive slick snappy lush 113bpm ticker like an electronic but ballsier Shakatak, with the usual RAH sound, on 3-track blue vinyl 12in in Long Wave Mix, Astro Mix, and of course Short Wave Mix. It’s looking like a hit on radio at least.

STATUS IV ‘You Ain’t Really Down’ (TMT TMTT 4)
Eric Matthew/Toney Lee co-prod/penned rumbling and finger-snappin’ 118bpm 12in ‘Reach Up’-type episodic jitterer with exceptionally soulful male vocal group singing and some soaring trumpet (instrumental/acapella flip), the unemphatic bassy beat being a bit of a trick for dancers though.

HIGH FASHION: ‘Break Up’ (US Capitol 8552)
Petrus/Malavasi-produced Italy recorded snappily smacking 117bpm 12in strutter, quite sparse with good soulful male vocal between piping synth figures, builds intensity although ultimately a bit empty — however, in an age when less is more, that could be an advantage, in its way, it cooks.

THE NEW GUYS ON THE BLOCK: ‘On The Dance Floor’ (Sugarhill SHL 126)
One of the better records Michael Jackson never made (if you get my drift!), a blatant 115bpm 12in impersonation worthy of the Hee Bee Gee Bees and convincing enough to get a good floor in its own right (inst flip).

MAZE featuring Frankie Beverly: ‘We Are One’ (Capitol 12CL 295)
Yet more soulful emotion, dreamy feel and jogging rhythm in search of a strong song, this slightly remixed 0-48/96-95bpm 12in drifter is flipped by the 115½bpm ‘Right On Time‘ to which the same applies — and despite being the album’s toughest dancer it’s too moody to be a sure floor filler.

JIMMY CASTOR: ‘It’s Just Begun’ (US Salsoul SG 403)
Evidently featured in the ‘Flashdance’ movie but not on the soundtrack album, this Larry Levan mixed 0-121(start)-122-121bpm 12in choppy jitterer takes a while but then suddenly hits a nice sax/piano/percussion-driven jerky groove in old ‘Movin’-ish style, flipped by the similarly propelled but smoother 0-118-119bpm ‘E-Man Boogie ’83‘ (yet another updated revamp!).

STARPOINT: ‘It’s So Delicious’ LP (US Boardwalk NB-33266-1)
Although largely uptempo this is almost more for home foot-tappin’ than disco dancin’, female vocalist Renee Diggs really shining even with the chaps slotted into a Michael Jackson formula as on the speeded up ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’-ish 126bpm ‘Don’t Be So Serious’ and staccato strutting 116½bpm ‘I’m So Crazy ‘Bout You‘, ‘Behind Your Back‘ being a chunky 113bpm thunker, the title track a straw-suckin’ Prince-style 123bpm jerker, ‘Let Go‘ a fast 127bpm whipper, ‘Put Your Love On Me’ a slow 0/94½bpm jolter, while the building and wailing 0-40-78/39-79bpm ‘Somethin’ In Your Eyes‘ is most soulful of three excellent slowies.

NONA HENDRYX: ‘B-Boys’ (RCA RCAT 344)
Material co-produced but extremely Kashif styled good chunkily bumbling 113bpm 12in bumper, maybe a bit late here now to benefit from full Kashif fever, flipped by the long slow starting 0-122½bpm ‘Keep It Confidential‘ US single which had some boys town attention.

COOKIE: ‘Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover’ (US Le Jazz/Connection C 2807)
Metronomic rhythm box smacked 107bpm 12in thudder with now rather dated synth fills and beefy bass slotted around the “tough cookie” wailing chick vocals — the sort of thing Prelude put out early last year, and by no means bad of its sort — in three versions plus various “mixing elements”.

LEMELLE: ‘A Man Like You’ (US Leviticus International LVT-1001)
Cheerful rhythm box bashed chunky 118bpm 12in smacker with good wailing ladies moving along at a lively lick in close vocal formation (inst. flip), not quite in today’s style maybe but rather nice.

MCB: ‘I’m The One, You’re The One’ (LP ‘MCB’ US Epic FE 38369)
Ex-Cameo twosome short on inspiration apart from this chix chorused mellow plopping gradually accelerating 112½-115bpm specialist soul swayer with a nice feel (in fact more feel than floor appeal), winning most support from the LADS up North.

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘We Can Work It Out’ (LP ‘Conversations’ Capitol EST 4001701)
Belated UK release for their best set since their debut in ’74, this ‘Movin’-style 117(start)-119-118-117-116-118bpm acappella finished hard funky driver has tended to overshadow other cuts, the only one to come through with any support being the 121-122-123-122bpm ‘I Do Love You‘, which is like a speedier more flowing version of the album’s already 12in-issued 114½-116bpm ‘Walkin’ The Line‘ hit.

CAROL HAHN: ‘Do Your Best’ (Malaco MAL 12007)
Non-needletime so already familiar from nightly play on Capital, this madly catchy oddball pounding clippety-clop 122bpm 12in churner may (as mentioned on import) have boys town appeal, is certainly more pop than soul, though soulfully sung and I love it!

MEN AT PLAY: ‘Dr Jam’ (US Sunshine SG-809-12)
Reasonable enough bassily thrumming 116½bpm 12in synth roller instrumental to the less noteworthy ‘Dr Jam (In The Slam)‘ rapper.

BEGGAR & CO: ‘Anybody See My Trial’ (Polydor POSPX 615)
Steve Levine-produced rumblingly lurching 118bpm 12in thudder with typical Beggar brass amidst beefy bass, but the title (as obscure as Richard Jon Smith’s upcoming ‘She’s The Master (Of The Game)’) and vocals do little for what’s basically just a passable rhythm track — and, sho’ nuff, there’s a ‘Non Vocal Mix’ flip.

GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE: ‘New York New York’ (Sugarhill SHL 125)
Although similarly 100bpm and socially relevant this obvious ‘The Message’ follow-up 12in has a tedious jerky electro rhythm that detracts from the smile raising rap.

NUTRAMENT: ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ (Jive JIVE T 43)
Editor’s note: The act is misspelled, and should have been NEWTRAMENT.
Fairly lacklustre monotonous electro backed gimmicky 113½bpm rapper, at least about London rather than New York, reputedly produced by Roy Carter in three versions on white label 12in.

CRAIG PEYTON: ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ (Elite DAZZ 20)
Finally out here but for some inexplicable reason the excellent US version of this electronically droning William DeVaughn revamp has been replaced by an awful unfinished sounding 112½bpm 12in mix, which loses all the import’s subtlety.

BYRON LEE & THE DRAGONAIRES: ‘Hot Hot Hot’ (Dynamic DYN 12-13)
Similar but less densely textured 124bpm treatment of the happy soca jumper currently hot hot hot for Arrow. A useful alternative, on 3-track 12in including more hot 125bpm calypso called (I assume from the lyrics) ‘Don’t Touch Me Ras’.

KITTY GRANT: ‘Glad To Know You’ (Loe LOS 2, via IDS)
Chas Jankel/Ian Dury-conceived brilliant sparkling simple little see-sawing 0-116bpm 7in pop-disco backbeater, deadly catchy, with little girl voice and piping organ chords stretched over the infectious rhythm.

JAMES BROWN: ‘Bring It On … Bring It On’ (Sonet/Churchill/Augusta Sound 12 SONL 2258, via PRT)
Unfortunate title for a dreadful untidily frantic 0-121bpm 12in rerun of his old sound at an unsympathetic tempo (the main fault), but flipped by a good bluesy 75-78bpm big band revival of Ray Charles’s ‘The Night Time Is The Right Time‘ which nostalgicats should enjoy. Originally, Pinnacle said they had this, so what happened?

THE TWINS: ‘Face To Face — Heart To Heart’ (Carrere CART 280)
German male duo with boys town fans for this 128bpm 12in electro galloper in talk/sung Anglo pop style.

MAN PARRISH: ‘Heatstroke’ (Polydor POSPX 593)
Vocodered fast electronic 132bpm 12in boys town galloper. LP version rather than remix.


DISCO TOP 85 – JUNE 18, 1983

01 01 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
02 03 All Night Long / Boys – Mary Jane Girls – US Gordy LP
03 02 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – US Epic 12”
04 13 Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham – US MCA LP
05 08 Something Special – Steve Harvey – London 12”
06 11 Use Me Lose Me / Instrumental / Reprise Me – Paul Simpson Connection – US Streetwise 12”
07 19 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
08 06 Let’s Live It Up (Nite People) – David Joseph – Island 12”
09 04 We Can Work It Out / I Do Love You – Brass Construction – US Capitol LP
10 15 Can’t Get Enough Of You – Wickett – Streetwave 12”
11 05 Walkin’ The Line / Forever Love – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”
12 09 Smoothin’ Groovin’ / DJ’s Delight Medley (Megamix) / DJ’s Delight – Ingram – Streetwave 12”
13 25 Feel Like Making Love / Never Too Far To Fall / Inside Love (So Personal) / In Your Eyes – George Benson – Warner Bros LP
14 10 Dancing Tight – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
15 07 Candy Girl – New Edition – London 12”
16 27 It’s Over – Funk Masters – Master-Funk 12”
17 12 Music / Instrumental – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
18 22 Lady Love Me (One More Time) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
19 17 Daybreak / Explain The Reasons – First Light – London Oval 12”
20 33 Who Needs Enemies (Club Mix) – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
21 23 You Make It Heaven – Terri Wells – Philly World 12”
22 30 You Don’t Know What You Got / Party Mix – Karen Young – Firebird 12”
23 16 Mornin’ / Roof Garden – Al Jarreau – Warner Bros 12”
24 21 Stop And Go – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
25 14 Save The Overtime (For Me) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
26 36 Tell Me Love – Michael Wycoff – US RCA LP
27 32 You Ain’t Really Down – Status IV – US Radar 12”
28 46 I.O.U. / We Got The Jazz / I Dub You – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
29 24 Candy Man / Instrumental – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
30 18 Didn’t Know About Love (Till I Found You) – Lenny White – Elektra 12”
31 20 I’m Out To Catch – Leon Haywood – US Casablanca 12”
32 75 Is This The Future? / Remix – Fatback – US Spring 12”
33 26 Between The Sheets / Choosey Lover – Isley Brothers – US Tneck LP
34 85 Surprise Surprise – Central Line – Mercury 12”
35 48 Can’t Touch Me Anymore – Strike One – Elite 12”
36 34 Minefield – I Level – Virgin 12”
37 43 Inside Love (So Personal) (Long Instrumental Version) – George Benson – US Warner Bros 12”
38 NE Falling In Love – Surface – US Salsoul 12”
39 41 Don’t Quit / Pacific Vibes / Felice / Love Survives – Jay Haggard – US Gramavision Inc LP
40 29 When You’re Far Away – Gladys Knight & The Pips – US Columbia LP
41 39 Turn The Music On – Orlando Johnson & Trance – US Easy Street 12”
42 NE Crazy – Manhattans – US Columbia 12”
43 28 Changing For You / Bottom’s Up – Chi-Lites – US Larc LP
44 65 Zwei (Dub Version) / Pick Me Up (Can We Go) – Electric Mind – US Emergency 12”
45 61 I Need You Now (The Fierce Reprise) – Sinnamon – Jive 12”
46 45 Get Her Crazy / Yum-Yum – Nile Rodgers – Atlantic 12”
47 50 Does That Ring A Bell – Dynasty – Solar 12”
48 40 Heat You Up (Melt You Down) – Shirley Lites – West End 12”
49 37 Thriller / The Lady In My Life – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
50 31 We Are One / Right On Time – Maze – Capitol 12”
51 38 In The Bottle / Megamix With The Smurf – C.O.D. – Streetwave 12”
52 47 Love’s Gonna Get You – UK Players – RCA 12”
53 NE Ladies Night — ’83 Remix – Kool & The Gang – De-Lite 12” promo
54 53 Light Years Away / Dub Version – Warp 9 – Arista 12”
55 81 Live And Learn – Warner – White Label 12” promo
56 66 Knock Knock / Rock Candy – Weeks & Co – Salsoul 12”
57 76 Let No Man Put Asunder – First Choice – US Salsoul 12”
58 NE All Night Long / Instrumental – La Famille – Sanity 12”
59 58 The After Six Mix (Juicy Fruit Part II) / Green Light / Hip Dip Skippedabeat / Hips – Mtume – US Epic LP
60 52 Times Are Tight (Instrumental) – Jimmy Young – Nitelife Dance 12”
61 60 Feel The Need In Me – Forrest – CBS 12”
62 42 Looking At Midnight / Club Mix – Imagination – R&B 12”
63 62 Reach Out – George Duke – Epic 12”
64 64 Hot Number – Anthony Franklin – US Mirage 12”
65 54 Peanut Butter / Seventh Heaven / Padlock / Family Affair – Gwen Guthrie – US Island LP
66 44 Groovin’ On A Groove / No One – Ingram – US Streetwave LP
67 55 My Turn To Love You / Fascination – Lenny White – US Elektra LP
68 56 Party On The Corner – Vaughan Mason & Butch Dayo – US Salsoul 12”
69 NE Special Lady (Vocal) – Second Image – Polydor 12”
70 NE Dark Is The Night – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
71 82 Get In Touch With Me – Collage – US Solar 12”
72 71 Step By Step / Love Is Waiting / Black And Blues / I Will Be Here For You – Al Jarreau – Warner Bros LP
73 69 You’re A Winner / Style – Cameo – US Atlanta Artists LP
74 80 I Want Love To Find Me / Stay Close / Jarreau / It’s Something – Brenda Russell – US Warner Bros LP
75 78 Jungle Kitten (Remix) – Manfredo Fest – Bluebird Records 12”
76 NE Let’s Start The Dance III – Bohannon – US Compleat/Phase II 12”
77 68 Sakhile – Sakhile – South African Moonshine LP
78 67 Shoot Your Best Shot – Burgess Gardner – US MCA LP
79 73 Smile / B.Y.O.B. / Once In Your Life – Sister Sledge – US Cotillion LP
80 NE Teacher – I Level – Virgin 12”
81 57 Heobah (Hey-O-Bah) – Fonda Rae – US Posse 12”
82 NE Burnin’ Up / Heart ‘N’ Soul (Remixes) – Imagination – R&B 12”
83 NE Rockin’ It – Fearless Four – Y Records 12”
84 NE Freak-A-Zoid – Midnight Star – US Solar 12”
85 NE Messages From The Stars – Rah Band – TMT 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

Winston Reedy: ‘Dim The Lights’ (Carousel 12in)
Nick Straker: ‘You Know I Like It’ (Firebird 12in)
Sunfire: ‘Step In The Light’ (Warner Bros 12in)
Grandmaster Flash: ‘New York New York’ (Sugarhill 12in)
Bonk: ‘Car Jam’ (Ensign 12in promo)
Patrick Simmons: ‘So Wrong’ (Elektra 12in)
Electric Smoke: ‘Freak It Out’ (Nitelife Dance 12in)
Infinity/Grand Mixer DST: ‘Grand Mixer (Cuts It Up)’ (CellulOid 12in)
Jimmy Castor: ‘It’s Just Begun’ (US Salsoul 12in)
Weeks & Co: ‘Going Out Of My Head’ (US Salsoul LP)
Pretty Boys: ‘I’ve Got My Eyes On You’ (US Downtown 12in)
Michael Henderson: ‘You Wouldn’t Have To Work At All’ (US Buddah LP)


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/c/r for fade/resonant/cold):

David Bowie 0-135-134-133-134f, The Imposter 0-112/56f, Shalamar 149r, Michael Jackson 122f, Ingram 115-113-114-116f, Central Line 120-121f, The Truth 131-135-137f, Matt Fretton 146c, Coconuts 105f, Mari Wilson 116½f, Mezzoforte 0-136f.


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
02 04 Bad Boys – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
03 02 Candy Girl (Young And Strong Remix) – New Edition – London 12”
04 22 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
05 07 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – Epic 12”
06 03 Dancing Tight – Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Ensign 12”
07 21 China Girl – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
08 09 In A Big Country (Pure Mix) – Big Country – Mercury 12”
09 08 Let’s Dance – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
10 16 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
11 05 Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
12 13 Just Got Lucky – JoBoxers – RCA 12”
13 06 Temptation – Heaven 17 – BEF/Virgin 12”
14 20 Something Special – Steve Harvey – London 12”
15 10 Music – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
16 14 Feel The Need In Me – Forrest – CBS 12”
17 11 Stop And Go – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
18 18 Let’s Live It Up (Nite People) – David Joseph – Island 12”
19 24 Candy Man – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
20 46 Lady Love Me (One More Time) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
21 15 Family Man – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
22 23 Thriller / Baby Be Mine / Human Nature / PYT (Pretty Young Thing) / The Lady In My Life – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
23 27 Daybreak / Explain The Reasons – First Light – London/Oval 12”
24 34 Looking At Midnight – Imagination – R&B 12”
25 17 Minefield – I Level – Virgin 12”
26 12 True – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
27 28 Walkin’ The Line – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”
28 25 Sex (I’m A . . .) (Instrumental) / (Vocal) – Berlin – Mercury 12”
29 35 Surprise Surprise – Central Line – Mercury 12”
30 — Dead Giveaway – Shalamar – Solar 12”
31 43 Smoothin’ Groovin’ – Ingram – Streetwave 12”
32 26 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
33 29 Save The Overtime (For Me) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
34 37 Get Her Crazy / Yum-Yum – Nile Rodgers – Atlantic/Mirage 12”
35 41 We Came To Dance – Ultravox – Chrysalis 12”
36 19 Twist (Round ‘N’ Round) – Chill Fac-Torr – Philly World 12”
37 38 Reach Out – George Duke – Epic 12”
38 30 (Keep Feeling) Fascination – Human League – Virgin 12”
39 42 Every Breath You Take – Police – A&M 7”
40 45 Situation (Remix) / Nobody’s Diary – Yazoo – Mute 12”
41 39 Heaven Sent – Paul Haig – Les Disques De Crepuscule 12”
42 40 Billie Jean (Remix) – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
43 31 Mr D.J. – Wish – Streetwave 12”
44 36 Times Are Tight (Instrumental) – Jimmy Young – Nitelife Dance 12”
45 47 Why Me – Planet P – Geffen 12”
46 50 Sex – Paul Young & The Family – CBS 12”
47 44 Mornin’ – Al Jarreau – Warner Bros 12”
48 — I.O.U. – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
49 49 Drivers Seat – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears – Chiswick 12”
50 — Teacher – I Level – Virgin 12”

Selections from this chart are played on Radio Luxembourg 208m, 1440Khz between 9 and 11pm on Fridays and 11pm and 1am on Mondays.


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 02 So Many Men So Little Time – Miquel Brown – Record Shack 12”
02 18 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling (Remix) – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
03 03 Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) – Hazell Dean – Proto 12”
04 01 Memory – Menage – Carrere 12”
05 — Guilty – Lime – Canadian Matra 12”/German Polydor LP
06 06 Can We Try Again – Technique – US Arial 12”
07 05 Party – Julius Brown – US West End 12”
08 13 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Bill Fredericks – Unigram 12”
09 14 I’m Alive – American Fade – Proto 12”/ US Hot Tracks 12”
10 22 El Watusi/La Bamba (Medley) – Rags & Riches – US Casablanca 12”
11 26 Baby Won’t You Dance With Me (Remix) – Vera – Canadian Matra 12”
12 11 These Memories – Oh Romeo – US Bob Cat 12”
13 — Stay With Me – India – US West End 12”
14 — Heat You Up (Melt You Down) – Shirley Lites – West End 12”
15 10 Shot In The Night – Paul Parker – US Megatone 12”
16 — Take It Slowly – Nancy Martinez – Canadian Matra LP
17 21 Imagination – Helen Reddy – MCA 12”
18 — Bad Boys – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
19 15 Angel Man (G.A.) – Rhetta Hughes – US Aria 12”/US Hot Tracks 12” Remix
20 — She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer – Mercury 12”
21 — Come On – Sweet Heat – Canadian ToJo 12”
22 — Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
23 — Solitaire (Remix) – Laura Branigan – US Hot Tracks 12”
24 — Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Dutch High Fashion 12”
25 30 So Excited – Nancy Martinez – Canadian Matra 12”
26 29 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
27 30 Souvenirs ’83 – Voyage – US Hot Tracks 12”
28 28 Lover To Lover – Joe Yellow – Italian Hole 12”
29 — Face To Face — Heart To Heart – The Twins – Carrere 12”
30 — Helping Myself – Kendra – Canadian JC 12”

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