June 25, 1983: Isley Brothers, Mary Jane Girls, Victor Tavares, The O’Jays, “D” Train

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

SOUTH AFRICAN jazzers Sakhile somehow are tied in with Jive, who will release the thus far extremely hard to find ‘Sakhile‘ here — which is good news! . . . PRT picked up Lonnie Liston Smith, his album being due soon but ‘Never Too Late‘ on single even sooner . . . Aretha Franklin’s latest Luther Vandross-produced set is intended to be a simultaneous US and UK release on July 1, if Arista can ‘Get It Right‘ (the name of the album) . . . James Brown follows up his ‘Blues Brothers’ movie appearance in the new Dan Ackroyd flick, ‘Doctor Detroit’ — which explains why the 7in copy of Devo’s ‘Theme From Doctor Detroit‘ (MCA 822) is selling better than the 12in, as only the 7in flip features Mr Brown’s archetypal 125bpm ‘King Of Soul‘ (far better than his official new release!) . . . Phonogram’s ‘Wired For Clubs‘ compilation has finally surfaced, now so late it looks like an oldies album . . . I’ve done some gigs in my time but last Friday’s Grenadier Guards regimental ball was a mind blower: I was in an authentically decorated Arabian tent next to a Tudor palace amidst rolling parkland in the middle of West London, with Allan Bailey’s New Collection plus two other regimental dance bands playing simultaneously in the house, after 1,060 people had sat down at circular tables in the biggest tent I’ve ever seen (a 14 poler!) to eat fresh seafood (bits of crab, lobster, scallop, mackerel etc) and a whole not-so-baby chicken each . . . I went on until 6.30am (par for the course) after in fact the waltz from ‘Swan Lake’ had been even more of a show stopper than usual — in all the excitement (yes, I know it seems unlikely) a glass got emptied all over my console’s mains input and I had to cut short the ensuing Busby Berkley tap-dancing session as all the metal was giving me electric shocks for a while! . . . Honi Coles, veteran 1930’s tap dancer, won a Tony award as best actor in a musical for his role in ‘My One And Only’ on Broadway — back in the ’60s he used to compere the Thursday night amateur contest at Harlem’s Apollo . . . James Lewis, mixing for years, reckons he’s presenting the only soul/disco radio show in the whole of Wales — on University Radio Abertawe in Swansea, Saturday mornings 9-11am on 312m MW (if you park near the campus walls!): anyway, he’s after mailing list recognition and offers of proper radio or club gigs on 0792- 896928 . . . Greg Parrott (Oxford 730529) recently opened Oxford’s Boodles on Sunday afternoons 4-7pm for a kids disco and may still be looking for a DJ under 18 who’d like to use the club’s equipment and records at the gig . . . Martin John is trying to revitalise Croydon by funking Laurels (ex-Scamps) on Thursdays — Robbie Vincent guests on July 7 and live bands are planned eventually, but meanwhile Martin would like to hear from artists for PAs on 01-464 4719 . . . Southend’s Zero 6 gives free admission to everyone dressed for the beach at this Thursday’s (23) beach party . . . Trevor Hughes this week starts fortnightly Fridays (24) at Stirchley Studios (Telford), hoping to feature a mixture of funky vintages as not only “early funk” but even current Brass Construction, Kashif and Booker Newberry III are considered as Northern Newies locally . . . John DeSade now funks Bearsted’s Tudor House near Maidstone every Friday, promising plenty of PAs and promotions . . . Les Knott, still getting a great atmosphere Sundays, has added Fridays at Old Harlow Joseph’s — which you need to reach early to get in . . . Saturday (25) sees Greg Edwards, Robbie Vincent, Steve Walsh, Gary Crowley, Phil Allen, Mick Brown, Al Matthews plus Push, Midnite “live” and PAs including Galaxy at an ‘All-Star Garden Party’ in the grounds of Leatherhead Leisure Centre from 3pm-midnight — mmm-hmm, put my name on the gate, lads, I might come to that if it’s fine! . . . Paul James, regularly Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun at the Hamilton Club, moves across Birkenhead to Stairways Nightclub just next Wednesday (29) for a mixing session . . . Kelly has transported his ‘Midnight Motown Fandango’ to Bournemouth’s Academy on Friday nights for a few weeks — ie: he revives all the Motown oldies that Tommy Boy’s target audience is too young to remember! . . . Dave Chadwick currently just charts the hits at Catterick’s The Scorpion but reckons his weekly 1,500 punters are into upfront disco and futuristic so what about some mailing list recognition then? — yes, what about it indeed, sir? . . . Michael Wycoff’s US single is ‘There’s No Easy Way‘, penned by Richard Jon Smith . . . The SOS Band ‘Just Be Good To Me‘ (US Tabu) were due after my weekly import-buying visit to Rayners Lane (on 7in it sounded a good purposeful Y & P-ish jogger), while the Zapp-produced New Horizons LP (US Columbia) in ‘Reaching For New Horizons‘ has potentially another ‘Do You Really Want An Answer?’ . . . Neil Fincham (Edinburgh Mad Hatters Speakeasy) after much trial and error has decided that East Scotland’s best import stockist is The Other Record Shop at 46 High Street, Edinburgh (discounts for regular spenders) . . . Nick Davies was recently visited at Watford’s New Penny by George ‘n’ Andrew of Wham, with acetates of their LP from which the Latin flavoured next single ‘Club Tropicana‘ and a revival of the Miracles ‘Love Machine‘ stood out . . . Brother to Brother (Stanmore Chevaliers) say an all-time killer mix is the Jacksons ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’ into Mongo Santamaria ‘Watermelon Man’ (Tappan Zee 12in version presumably?), while Michael Jackson ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ synched at the unaccompanied “mama see mama sa, mama makossa” into the opening handclaps of Weeks & Co ‘Knock Knock’ kills John Dene (Dunstable Tiffany’s Sat/Sun, Harlow Tiffany’s Fri, Guildford Cinderella Rockerfellas Mon, open to offers for the other nights!) . . . ‘Street Sounds —Edition 4’ makes a mockery of the chart I supplied for the inner liner, and contains only the 7in edit of C.O.D./Brunson . . . Arrow ‘Hot Hot Hot’ turns out to be on Chrysalis AIR label, while last week Newtrament became Nutrament and Malaco came out as Malco (again) . . . Breakers are missing this week as there are hardly enough hot records to compile even a full Disco 85, and apart from a few fast sellers it seems overall soul sales are quiet too at the moment . . . Boys Town Disco chart movements slowed up again after the inclusion of some less than upfront new contributors — with such a small sample, if this is to be an up to date shopping list we do need to know about the newies as well as Norma Lewis, you guys! . . . Adrian Dunbar specifically on Wednesdays at Southampton Warehouse is getting buses of boys from all over the mid-South, but has already stopped Sundays at Birmingham Millionaires . . . Tricky Dicky at Stratford (East London) boys venue The Pigeons this Saturday (25) is puttin’ on The Ritz, who take it all off . . . I see 12 guys got expelled from my old school for smoking pot last week — in my day there, you were more likely to be given the shove for being caught with a woman! . . . hey, hey, LET’S BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!


HOT VINYL

ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Between The Sheets’ (Epic TA 3513)
Marvin Gaye/Mtume style sexually healing superb sensual 83bpm smoocher, their biggest import seller in ages as a 7in, now in the UK on 5-track 12in followed by its 84bpm instrumental and flipped by — not a medley, as previously misinformed — three separate oldies, the yowling guitar climaxed 34/69-75-77-78-74-79bpm ‘Summer Breeze’, ever accelerating 122-128bpm ‘That Lady (Parts 1 & 2)’ and ditto c.116(intro)-28-133-0bpm ‘Harvest For The World’.

MARY JANE GIRLS: ‘All Night Long’ (Gordy TMGT 1309)
Now here’s the hit from the Rick James Girls’ set … and if you can’t sing along to it already, you obviously haven’t been to a soul club since Easter! The next Sunfire/Billy Griffin, it’s a dynamite slinky sensuous 98bpm 12in groove with husky muttering and cooing over heartbeat bass before the sax finale — and this is where La Famille’s UK cover version will benefit, as stupidly there’s no instrumental flip!

VICTOR TAVARES: ‘Show Me’ (Malaco MAL 120010, via Pinnacle)
Extremely effective dead simple 110½bpm 12in smacker with chix-answered catchy title line chanting repetitive lyrics over a phased backbeat (instrumental flip), only ever about in eagerly sought limited numbers on import and now out here.

THE O’JAYS: ‘Put Our Heads Together’ (LP ‘When Will I See You Again’ US Epic FZ 38518)
Prod/arr/co-penned by none other than Keni Burke, this cleanly building soulful striding 120bpm smacker ain’t quite ‘Love Town’ but comes close and is the hottest the guys have been in yonks. The rest is Gamble & Huff, nice enough for aging LADS.

“D” TRAIN: ‘Keep Giving Me Love’ (US Prelude PRL D660)
His album’s typical slightly untidy and overly vocal 122½bpm churner is on 3-track 12in flipped by a much cooler and better 121½bpm remix (merely labelled ‘Vocal’) with a totally different less hurried synth emphasis, plus a convoluted 121-121½bpm ‘Dub Version‘ that emphasizes the clap beat, synth and title line — both remixes being better dancers than the A-side now, although the song at root is not a stone killer.

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘Walkin’ The Line (Brassy Version)’ (US Capitol 8553)
Perhaps a bit late by our standards but still extremely interesting, this 0-114(start)-115-116bpm 12in remix begins in spaced out form to build a much sparser beat through the now more exposed pent-up conversational guy/gal vocals — not at all “brassily”, in fact, and flipped by yet another remix that’s more like the original though longer and less fully fleshed.

CASHMERE: ‘Try Your Lovin’ (US Philly World PWR-2014)
Although disguised at first by its vibrant repetitive simple little synth figure, once the Michael Jackson vocal starts this 125bpm 12in jitterer immediately reveals itself as ‘Son Of Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ — and extremely useful as such (inst flip).

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS: ‘When You’re Far Away’ (LP ‘Visions’ CBS 25096)
Better even than ‘Overtime’, this Edmund Sylvers-produced great chunkily flowing 111bpm roller has dominated a truly quality set, much co-prod/penned by soulful Sam Dees including the 99½bpm remake of Jackie Moore & Wilson Pickett’s ‘Seconds‘ and the tortuous slow 0-30½/61bpm ‘Heaven Sent’. Investigate!

MTUME: ‘The After 6 Mix (Juicy Fruit Part II)’ (LP ‘Juicy Fruit’ Epic EPC 25399)
The only way you’ll get the really sexy love talk 96½bpm 7in flip in handy 12in size as it isn’t flip of the actual 12in, while obviously a good mix with the latter is the great oddball 94bpm electro scat swing rapper ‘Hip Dip Skippedabeat‘, the more “disco” dancers like the smacking 114½bpm ‘Green Light‘ and stark funk 0-106½bpm ‘Hips‘ being almost too drily electronic.

WARNER: ‘Live And Learn’ (Oscar Jay Music OHT1, via IDS)
Around for ages on white label (of which the label’s name has only just been revealed), this Roy Carter-produced lightweight skipping 118¼-119-119½bpm 12in smacker has breathy male group vocals and a jaunty spacious feel, flipped by the purposefully jogging more soulfully textured initially instrumental 102½-103½bpm ‘After Love Has Gone‘.

DAVID GRANT: ‘Watching You, Watching Me’ (Chrysalis GRANX2)
First the haircut, now the sound! Yup, dropping the Michael Jackson influence he’s now gone completely Shalamar (of the old — non-pop —variety) for a juddering 112bpm 12in lurcher that sadly smacks more of “product” than original inspiration, it and the romantic slow doodling 47bpm ‘In The Flow Of Love’ flip both being helped by nice sax.

GIBSON BROTHERS: ‘My Heart’s Beating Wild (Tic Tac Tic Tac)’ (Stiff BUYIT 184)
Just when you thought they were gone and forgotten, here’s another Wally pop-aimed crass see-sawing 120bpm 12in bounding bouncer, flipped by the more subdued (and phonetic) Eddy Grant-ish 119bpm ‘Come Alive And Dance’. Hard to decide which is most annoyingly awful/horribly catchy!

DONNA SUMMER: ‘She Works Hard For The Money’ (Mercury DONNA 12)
Michael Omartian prod/co-penned with Donna her new label’s debut (what business dealings brought that about?), a fast racing typical 0-135bpm 12in galloper that for once I actually rather like (inst flip).

STEREO FUN INC: ‘Got You Where I Want You Babe’ (Ecstasy XTCT 1)
Drastically overdue recent boys town biggie, all galloping 130bpm 12in rhythm with eye-cued reads ‘n’ wailing ladies, so full of familiar cliches it’s really rather strong (inst flip).

MENAGE: ‘Memory’ (Carrere CART 283)
Weedily speeding 130bpm 12in chick sung boys town treatment of the theme from ‘Cats’, a popular song with feminine sensibilities (inst flip).

FRANK BARBER ORCHESTRA: ‘Disco Bond (Medley)’ (PRT 12P 276)
How many James Bond films have there been (excluding ‘Casino Royale’)? If thirteen, then all their theme tunes are well blended into a 134-0bpm 12in medley of use to MoR mobiles.

VARIOUS: ‘Dance Mix, Dance Hits‘ LP (Epic EPC 25565)
Froggy got lumbered with a fairly unsympathetic if not downright duff set of tracks to cobble together into a mixer — “D” Train ‘Music’ acappella intro into ‘Keep Giving Me Love’/Forrest ‘Feel The Need’/(this the best mix) Steve Shelto ‘Don’t You Give Your Love Away’/Michael Jackson ‘Wanna Be’ — OK individually, so far, but side two is Mtume ‘Juicy Fruit’/Johnny Dynell ‘Jam Hot’/Gladys Knight ‘Overtime’/George Duke ‘Reach Out’/Band AKA ‘Men Of The Music’. Froggy does his best, adding some doubled-up echo ‘n stuff, but the whole thing’s a compromise.

NICK STRAKER: ‘You Know I Like It’ (Firebird/Pinnacle FLAME 43T)
Disappointing limply produced 114bpm 12in smacker which not even nice tootling sax and an instrumental flip can perk up.

FINIS HENDERSON: ‘Skip To My Lou’ (Motown TMGT 1304)
Blandly inoffensive lightly soulful swaying 120bpm shuffler by the guy who sang ‘Call Me’ for Bill Wolfer, on 3-and-a-bit-track 12in with the useful self explanatory (and self contained) 105bpm ‘Percussion Intro‘, nice slow rolling 0-87bpm ‘I’d Rather Be Gone‘, and a brief acoustic bossa nova snippet of ‘Vina Del Mar’.

JOHNNY DYNELL & NEW YORK 88: ‘Jam Hot (Rhumba Rock)’ (Epic TA 3509)
Kid Creole inspired overly empty 98¼bpm 12in tapper with piping organ, rapping chap, sleazy chix, but above all not enough beat for British floors.


DISCO TOP 85 – JUNE 25, 1983

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


BREAKERS

No Breakers listed this week.


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):

Bucks Fizz 57/114f, Marillion 81-0-210…0r, Toto 0-25½-51f, Freeez 118c, Funk Masters 101f, Donna Summer 0-136f, I Level (0-)111f, Electric Light Orchestra 160r, Paul Young 22-44/88f, Blackfoot 148-149f, FR David 75-0r, Styx 0-25-113-0-25f, Robert Palmer 112f.


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
02 04 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
03 07 China Girl – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
04 02 Bad Boys – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
05 08 In A Big Country (Pure Mix) – Big Country – Mercury 12”
06 10 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
07 03 Candy Girl (Young And Strong Remix) – New Edition – London 12”
08 05 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – Epic 12”
09 06 Dancing Tight – Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Ensign 12”
10 20 Lady Love Me (One More Time) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
11 — Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12”
12 09 Let’s Dance – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
13 12 Just Got Lucky – JoBoxers – RCA 12”
14 48 I.O.U. – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
15 14 Something Special – Steve Harvey – London 12”
16 24 Looking At Midnight – Imagination – R&B 12”
17 29 Surprise Surprise – Central Line – Mercury 12”
18 11 Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
19 13 Temptation – Heaven 17 – BEF/Virgin 12”
20 23 Daybreak / Explain The Reasons – First Light – London/Oval 12”
21 22 Thriller / Baby Be Mine – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
22 15 Music – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
23 18 Let’s Live It Up (Nite People) – David Joseph – Island 12”
24 30 Dead Giveaway – Shalamar – Solar 12”
25 — Can’t Get Enough Of You – Wickett – Streetwave 12”
26 27 Walkin’ The Line – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”
27 31 Smoothin’ Groovin’ – Ingram – Streetwave 12”
28 35 We Came To Dance – Ultravox – Chrysalis 12”
29 16 Feel The Need In Me – Forrest – CBS 12”
30 40 Situation (Remix) / Nobody’s Diary – Yazoo – Mute 12”
31 50 Teacher – I Level – Virgin 12”
32 — Who Needs Enemies (With Friends Like You) – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
33 33 Save The Overtime (For Me) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
34 17 Stop And Go – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
35 21 Family Man – Daryl Hall & John Oates – RCA 12”
36 46 Sex – Paul Young & The Family – CBS 12”
37 37 Reach Out – George Duke – Epic 12”
38 26 True – Spandau Ballet – Reformation 12”
39 — Dark Is The Night – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
40 — Special Day – Second Image – Polydor 12”
41 34 Get Her Crazy / Yum-Yum – Nile Rodgers – Atlantic/Mirage 12”
42 25 Minefield – I Level – Virgin 12”
43 28 Sex (I’m A . . .) (Instrumental) / (Vocal) – Berlin – Mercury 12”
44 45 Why Me – Planet P – Geffen 12”
45 32 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
46 49 Drivers Seat (Special Remix) – Sniff ‘n’ The Tears – Chiswick 12”
47 42 Billie Jean (Remix) – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
48 — It’s Over – Funk Masters – Master-Funk 12”
49 47 Mornin’ – Al Jarreau – Warner Bros 12”
50 39 Every Breath You Take – Police – A&M 7”

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 01 So Many Men So Little Time – Miquel Brown – Record Shack 12”
02 03 Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) – Hazell Dean – Proto 12”
03 04 Memory – Menage – Carrere 12”
04 02 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
05 12 These Memories – Oh Romeo – US Bob Cat 12”
06 10 El Watusi/La Bamba (Medley) – Rags & Riches – US Casablanca 12”
07 06 Can We Try Again – Technique – US Arial 12”
08 05 Guilty – Lime – Canadian Matra 12”
09 07 Party – Julius Brown – US West End 12”
10 09 I’m Alive (Remix) – American Fade – US Hot Tracks 12”
11 11 Baby Won’t You Dance With Me (Remix) – Vera – Canadian Matra 12”
12 — Stop Don’t Do This To Me – Phyllis Nelson – French Carrere 12”
13 14 Heat You Up (Melt You Down) – Shirley Lites – West End 12”
14 15 Shot In The Night – Paul Parker – US Megatone 12”
15 13 Stay With Me – India – US West End 12”
16 — Lady Marmalade – La Mama – German Hansa 12”
17 19 Angel Man (Remix) – Rhetta Hughes – US Hot Tracks 12”
18 — Happy Station – Fun Fun – Italian Energy 12”
19 23 Solitaire (Remix) – Laura Branigan – US Hot Tracks 12”
20 08 Too Busy Thinking About My Baby – Bill Fredericks – Unigram 12”
21 — Living On Video – Trans-X – Canadian Illusion 12”
22 18 Bad Boys – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
23 — No Tengo Tiempo – Azul y Negro – Spanish Mercury 12”
24 26 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
25 — Megamedley – Patrick Cowley – US Megatone 12”
26 16 Take It Slowly – Nancy Martinez – Canadian Matra LP
27 24 Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Dutch High Fashion 12”
28 — I Just Can’t Help Believin’ – Boys Town Gang – Dutch Rams Horn 12”
29 25 So Excited – Nancy Martinez – Canadian Matra 12”
30 — Love School / Get To You – Susan Stevens – Canadian ToJo 12”

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