July 23, 1983: Big Brother, Club House, Kenny Lynch, Galaxy, Sakhile

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

DAVE McALEER in a shock move fraught with political intrigue has left his own TMT label, but plans another disco-oriented logo in the near future . . . O’Jays ‘Put Our Heads Together‘ is on UK 12in this week, flipped by a remix of ‘Love Train’ (plus ‘A Letter To My Friends’) . . . Gladys Knight ‘Overtime’ has had what seems like a slower remix on US Columbia 12in . . . ‘In-Store Music’ promo cassettes when sent to DJs are indeed meant for in-car listening with the hope that the jock will then maybe buy or blag the records most likely to play in-club — and, the good news is, more jocks are needed to receive this free weekly music programme! – so send for an application form to Granville Williams, Midas Records, 104 Harley House, Upper Harley Street, London NW1 4PR . . . Paul Murphy’s jazz basement at Record Shack is running an “everything must go” clearout sale for the rest of July before restocking and starting anew . . . Steve Jerome shirtily sniffs that he produced/co-penned the Cold Hand Band ‘Tropicana‘ raved over last week (whoops, I didn’t read the small print . . . but at least my review wasn’t an old pals act!), while the Band themselves can be booked for gigs from August via the Ely-based agency of Jason West (0353-87755), who though still jocking himself is concentrating more now on representing big pro roadshows, video discos, dance troupes and bands (of which he always needs more) . . . Susie Barnes on Radio London has a slightly adult orientated line up of guests for her Friday night music ‘n’ chat show, and has recently started including at 10.45pm a disco DJ to feature six records that really get ’em going, her choice this week being myself (laying my mobile party as well as black disco selection) . . . ‘Ladies Man’ Orin Cozier appears to have launched his P’zazz Promotions by plugging Sergio Mendes for A&M — now if he could only tie up the IDS labels and maybe Motown, he really would be filling a need! . . . Noreen Allen in major moves at EMI now handles disco promotion for their US as well as domestic material . . . Theo Loyla in putting together some Phonogram promotion nights for ‘Flashdance’ (surely a hot property?) was amazed when Mecca greeted his proposed package by asking for payment of £100 per venue before he could give their punters free records and T-shirts — not surprisingly our outraged plugger clinched a deal with Rank Leisure instead! . . . Chris Brown & Johnnie Walker at Camberley Frenchies this Sunday (24) have a ‘Tootsie’ party where all boys must wear girls clothes, and vice versa (no admission unless in drag) . . . Martin Collins should be this fortnight’s guest of Joe Field & Mike Allin at Hemel Hempstead’s Whip & Collar on Thursday (21) . . . T-shirts ‘n’ stickers will doubtless be flying on Saturday (23) at Gravesend’s Woodville Halls what with Phil Allan, Gary Crowley, Mick Brown, Mike Lavelle and odd PAs . . . Phil Allan needn’t fear fingers on the pause button just so long as he at least continues to feature the London fusion chart at 1.45am every Sunday morning on Capital! . . . “DJ Froggy” voices a commercial for Jive’s current product (anything to get on radio?) . . . Steve Harvey never did reach New York, but in any case is negotiating to write and produce a song for Sharon Redd . . . Richard Jon Smith recently arrived at Heathrow after a trip back to Africa, only for immigration to tell him he had seven days to stay in the UK, (this despite his living here for two years) — needless to say he’s appealed, and so far is still here . . . Brooklyn Express are latest to cover ‘Do It Again/Billie Jean’ (a re-arrangement rather than soundalike), while on US Emergency 12in the Stevie Wonder-ish Otis Liggett has done a 113bpm funkification of Police’s ‘Every Breath You Take’ . . . Wuf Ticket’s instrumental flip as anticipated has really exploded! . . . Mad Marx on holiday in Benidorm (where an old Butlins Redcoat mate was jocking over the road in the Bahamas Club) found that Spanish “cowboys” were flogging brand new British 12in releases for an unbelievable £17 as the discos were so desperate to get them . . . I continued exploring Britain last week in the sunny stunning Shropshire Hills . . . John Harris (Redruth) wants to identify a track heard in Spain at Calella’s Highwayman Club, which sung in English had a chorus “another night . . . say you’ll never leave me now” and verse “I’m all alone in the . . . / your lovin/music? / turns me on” . . . Mickey Lee & Laura B, jocking for the summer at Crete’s Bora Bora disco in Agios Nikolaos, had a Finn ask for ‘Killer’ by Jack Michaelson — obviously a Hee Bee Gee Bees fan, the fellah meant ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson! . . . Dave Needham, home in Leicester after two years of jocking all over Norway, says most DJs there are English and have done much to educate the natives away from Ottawan-type clappy music to the likes of Wham (except is there that much difference?!) . . . Steve Glover (Bournemouth Spats Mon/Thur, Enter Fri) predicts wally pop-disco will make a comeback spearheaded by KC and the Gibson Bros, as it’s bouncy and happy and puts people in a good mood — which is what discos should be all about . . . Brian Mason (Barnet) reckons now that hot weather, long evenings and holidays away are keeping people out of discos, it would be a good idea for some clubs to review their entry and drink prices just for this time of the year . . . Phil Andrews at Derby Chamilles, for instance, has 50p drinks/£1 cocktails every Thurs-Sunday, while Dave Smith at Mayfair’s Samanthas (next to Rockafellas late night eaterie off Regent Street) has 30p drinks until 11pm every Friday and a free concoction included Mon/Wed . . . Greg Parrott at Oxford Boodles is running foreign students nights Sun/Mon/Tues during the summer . . . Nicky King hosts a heat of the National Miss Wet Tee Shirt 1983 at Liverpool Cantril Farm’s Harvester disco on Aug 24, ladies can get entry forms from him at 24 Bolan Street, Liverpool, L13 6RE (or is this just a way of pulling well stacked birds, I wonder?!) . . . Andy Baker has taken over in and around Rhyl at Jollie Nites (Thur/Fri), The Orange Peel (Sun/Mon/Tues) and — pride of the North Wales Coast — the brand new Mirrors (Wed/Sun) — meanwhile in that same burgh, Adrian Martin is now minus a residency and will consider moving anywhere (on 0745-4572) as long as the wages are above 1960’s levels (“some clubs in North Wales still use ten bob notes!”) . . . Adrian Dunbar now boogies for the boys Wed-thru-Sun at Southampton Warehouse, leaving just Tuesday for Bournemouth’s redecorated Adams and its renamed “Hi Energy Dance Night” — which mixes Boys Town hits with Yello/Matt Fretton-type dance music (yeah, well it’s all pop music, innit?) . . . Gary Allen, resident boogier with the boys at Liverpool Concert Street, hates to be a bore but mentions everything seems to be a remix these days and at about 130bpm . . . Alan X (Langdon Kings Club) heard Hazell Dean singing Bacharach & David oldies on Radio 2’s ‘You And The Night And The Music’ — so that’s why her name was familiar! . . . Cosmic (Basildon New Yorker/Liberties) is after a copy of Francine McGee ‘Delirium‘ (not sure where in Essex his 555646 phone number belongs) . . . Big Phil Etgart (South Harrow) says consistently his biggest oldie is Willie Bobo ‘Always There‘, and a remix coupled with the original on 12in could clean up for CBS . . . Darryl Hayden omits the frequency but now jocks weekday afternoons for the 7am-midnight, 7 days a week new Richmond/Putney area Radio Thames West, a commercial pop station . . . Sutton’s Patches Disco Centre hint that Garrard’s deck-making equipment is alive and well and living in Brazil, so watch out for the turntables under an almost similar name . . . West Sussex jock Aaron Lewison White works under the name Andy Brown — snappier maybe, but less distinguished! . . . Trevor John Hughes (Telford), wide ranging in his taste as ever, currently charts at number one Ralph McTell ‘Kenny The Kangaroo‘ (MR) . . . Graham Gold (Mayfair Gullivers) can and does (continuously!) repeat his killer Kurtis Blow/Herbie Hancock synch — it’s a goodie . . . I, with mucho vari-speed synched Kurtis Blow out of Crown Heights Affair ‘Rock The World!!!’, while other useful tips include the scratch bit of Slim ‘It’s In The Mix’ chopped for a short burst before Herbie, and (though seemingly missed by all but me) Hurt ‘Em Bad ‘The Boxing Game‘ (US Profile 12in) is dynamite (with the bell before its vocal chopped on the last beat in a bar) out of ‘The Crown’ — oh, and The Rake ‘Street Justice’ has the same vocal sound as Fatback ‘Is This The Future?’ . . . Oliver Cheatham was dead unlucky not to top the Disco chart — if ever anything sounded like a certainty, that was him . . . hey, hey, hey, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!


HOT VINYL

BIG BROTHER: ‘Adventures In Success — The First Adventure‘ (Island IS12 120)
Scandalously ignored by Island’s pluggers yet a floor filling perfect synch with La Famille, this fascinating 99bpm 12in electro thudded rap uses a voice like some pre-recorded American commentary reciting a new ‘Desiderata’ as if re-written by Readers Digest! (‘Second Adventure’ flip).

CLUB HOUSE: ‘Do It Again/Billie Jean’ (Island 12IS 132)
Brilliant amalgamation of the Steely Dan/Michael Jackson bass lines and lyrics into a smash-bound 116½bpm 12in medley (at the original ‘Billie Jean’ BPM, with a less useful instrumental Club Version flip.

KENNY LYNCH: ‘Half The Days Gone And We Haven’t Earned A Penny’ LP (Satril SATLP 400)
20 years ago our veteran ‘Allcock & Brown’ telly star, OBE, successfully covered black hits of the day and now, unlikely though it may seem, he’s self-prod/penned an extremely creditable Al Jarreau-ish set that’s already burning up the airwaves in London! The Jarreau influence has finally given his voice its ideal vehicle, and with classy “name” backing he’s very impressive on such as the 113-113½bpm title track, (0-)112-113-112½bpm ‘Name Your Game‘, (0-)111-109-110-113½bpm ‘Another Groovy Saturday Night‘, 120(intro)-118-117bpm ‘Never Give Up On Love‘. And to think, I bought his ‘Puff (Up In Smoke)‘ in 1963!

GALAXY featuring Phil Fearon: ‘Wait Until Tonight (My Love)’ (Ensign 12ENY 503)
Already pre-sold in vast quantities, Phil’s less immediately catchy follow-up is an oddly lolloping 120bpm 12in swayer which does grow on you and cuts through best at deafening volume (dub mix flip).

SAKHILE: ‘Sakhile’ LP (Jive Afrika HIP 7)
Initially circulated in limited numbers on import by Tony Monson, this relaxed listening set is a gently weaving South African fusion of jazz and native rhythms with just a haunting sax led 99bpm instrumental title track tapper that’s hot to trot . . . and, as 12in white labels are already about, sure to be on single soon.

GWEN GUTHRIE: ‘Hopscotch’ (Island 12IS 106)
With a different Larry Levan remix due in a fortnight to swell sales returns, this “creatively marketed” jittery tripping 111-112-113-114bpm 12in “product” did nothing on LP but now its initial remix chugs quite catchily in a dry sort of way.

ORLANDO JOHNSON & TRANCE: ‘Turn The Music On’ (Magnet 12MAG 246)
Jellybean-mixed episodic basic 111½bpm 12in bomp bomp bomper with soulfully sinuous vocal and catchy chorus being best bits (inst flip).

THE S.O.S. BAND: ‘Tell Me If You Still Care’ (LP ‘On The Rise’ US Tabu FZ 38697)
Apart from their single, best bet’s this Imagination-sings-‘Between The Sheets’ 81-80bpm smoochy crawler, while various smackers include the infectious though too short 115bpm title track, 112bpm ‘For Your Love‘, 121bpm ‘If You Want My Love‘ and a frantic 121bpm remake of Johnnie Taylor’s classic ‘Who’s Making Love‘.

LEVEL 42: ‘The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)’ (Polydor POSPX 622)
First fruit of their LA sessions produced by EWF’s Larry Dunn & Verdine White is a ponderously thudding stark very “digital” 101¼-100-101¼bpm 12in jogger, competent but curiously lacking in passion. We must hope they taught EWF something in return.

RONNIE LAWS: ‘Can’t Save Tomorrow’ (LP ‘Mr Nice Guy’ (US Capitol ST-12261)
Oops! Heard off cassette, this 0-130½bpm Michael Jackson-ish romp sounded less fast than it is, the rest of the set being a similarly empty attempt at pop success.

BEE GEES: ‘The Woman In You’ (RSO RSOX 94)
Hustling jerky 130½bpm power chord pop, flipped on 12in by a straightforward ‘Saturday Night Mix‘ segue of the old ‘More Than A Woman’ (108)/’Stayin’ Alive’ (104)/’Night Fever’ (103½)/’Jive Talkin’ (106)/’You Should Be Dancing’ (124bpm), or on 7in by just the original 103bpm ‘Stayin’ Alive’ (now from the film of the same — give or take a “g” — name, which is reportedly awful.

JAMES ROSS: ‘Slow Down’ (A&M AMX 125)
The ex-UK Player self-penned this clodhopping monolithic 111bpm 12in smacker, which even Gary Glitter might have found too basic.

TROUBLE FUNK: ‘Trouble Funk Express’ (Greyhound Record Productions GRPT 105)
Dreary 108bpm 12in rehash of ‘Trans Europe Express’ with sorta slowed down Bohannon rhythm (inst flip), surely a floor clearer?

MIGHTY GABBY: ‘Jack’ (Ice ICET 59)
Eddy Grant-produced frantic flying 132bpm 12in calypso racer, extreme ultra-specialist.


DISCO TOP 85 – July 23, 1983

01 03 (Do You Really Love Me) Tell Me Love – Michael Wycoff – RCA 12”
02 01 All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
03 08 Rockit – Herbie Hancock – US Columbia 12”
04 04 Put Our Heads Together / I Can’t Stand The Pain / When Will I See You Again – O’Jays – US Epic LP
05 11 Falling In Love / Instrumental – Surface – Salsoul 12”
06 06 It’s Over – Funk Masters – Master-Funk 12”
07 02 Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12”
08 21 The Crown / Instrumental – Gary Byrd – US Wondirection 12”
09 05 I.O.U. / I Dub You / We Got The Jazz – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
10 07 All Night Long (Instrumental) / (Vocal) – La Famille – Sanity 12”
11 09 Feel Like Making Love / Inside Love (So Personal) (Instrumental) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
12 10 Crazy – Manhattans – US Columbia 12”
13 20 Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean – Club House – Island 12”
14 16 Out In The Night – Serge Ponsar – US WEA International 12”
15 17 Get It Right – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
16 14 You Make It Heaven – Terri Wells – Philly World 12”
17 26 Changing For You / Bottom’s Up – Chi-Lites – R&B 12”
18 42 Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Proto 12”
19 13 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
20 18 You Ain’t Really Down / Instrumental – Status IV – TMT 12”
21 15 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
22 09 Inside Love (So Personal) / Never Too Far To Fall / In Your Eyes / Love Will Come Again – George Benson – Warner Bros LP
23 19 Between The Sheets / Summer Breeze / That Lady / Harvest For The World – Isley Brothers – Epic 12”
24 44 Show Me The Way – Skyy – US Salsoul LP
25 30 Skip To My Lou – Finis Henderson – Motown 12”
26 25 Love Me Tonight – Attitude – US Atlantic RFC 12”
27 28 Messages From The Stars – Rah Band – TMT 12”
28 68 The Key (Instrumental) – Wuf Ticket – US Prelude 12”
29 35 Let’s Start The Dance III – Bohannon – US Compleat/Phase II 12”
30 69 U-2 (Medley) – War – US RCA LP
31 29 Break Up – High Fashion – US Capitol 12”
32 34 Zwei (Dub Version) – Electric Mind – Passion 12”
33 27 Who Needs Enemies (Club Mix) – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
34 41 (You’re A) Good Girl – Lillo – US Capitol 12”
35 48 Sakhile – Sakhile – Jive Afrika LP/12” white label
36 23 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – Epic 12”
37 22 Angel / Feel The Need – Anita Baker – US Beverly Glen Music LP
38 37 Love So Deep – Toney Lee – US Radar 12”
39 RE Turn The Music On – Orlando Johnson & Trance – Magnet 12”
40 NE What Do We Do – Atmosfear – Elite 12”
41 40 We Can Work It Out – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”
42 74 Watching You Watching Me – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
43 62 Wet My Whistle / Feels So Good / Electricity / Night Rider / Playmates / Slow Jam / No Parking – Midnight Star – Solar LP
44 56 Bring It On … Bring It On – James Brown – Sonet 12”
45 38 Lady Love Me (One More Time) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
46 39 Is This The Future? / Remix – Fatback – US Spring 12”
47 79 Shine On Me / Didn’t You Know It / Sugar Rock – One Way – US MCA LP
48 36 Can’t Get Enough Of You – Wickett – Streetwave 12”
49 32 Use Me Lose Me – Paul Simpson Connection – US Streetwise 12”
50 55 Freak-A-Zoid – Midnight Star – US Solar 12”
51 31 Every Girl (Wants My Guy) / I Got Your Love / Pretender – Aretha Franklin – Arista LP
52 NE Fool For You – Julie Roberts – Bluebird 12” white label
53 67 Brazelia / Everlasting Love – Brazelia – Broad Star 7”
54 66 Stay With Me / SOS – Beau Williams – US Capitol LP
55 52 I’m Out To Catch – Leon Haywood – US Casablanca 12”
56 24 Something Special – Steve Harvey – London 12”
57 50 Keep Giving Me Love (Remix) / Dub – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
58 45 We Are One / Right On Time – Maze – Capitol 12”
59 NE Risin’ To The Top – Keni Burke – RCA 12”
60 NE Party Time / Instrumental – Kurtis Blow – Mercury 12”
61 43 Padlock / Seventh Heaven / Peanut Butter – Gwen Guthrie – US Island LP
62 47 Surprise Surprise – Central Line – Mercury 12”
63 NE One On One Situation – Peaches & Herb – US The Entertainment Company LP
64 NE Hopscotch (Remix) – Gwen Guthrie – Island 12”
65 73 Never Too Late – Lonnie Liston Smith – Doctor Jazz 12”
66 46 Walkin’ The Line – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”
67 59 Teacher – I Level – Virgin 12”
68 61 Get In Touch With Me – Collage – US Solar 12”
69 80 Real Love / Lost In Your Love – Ritchie Family – US RCA LP
70 65 I’m Sick And Tired / I Never Forgot Your Eyes / Just Call My Name / Victory – Larry Graham – Warner Bros LP
71 82 Hello People / Stay Close / It’s Something / I Want Love To Find Me / Jarreau – Brenda Russell – Warner Bros LP
72 53 Save The Overtime (For Me) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
73 81 Just Be Good To Me / Long Version – The SOS Band – US Tabu 12”
74 51 We Should Be Lovers / Let Somebody Love You – Phyllis Hyman – Arista LP
75 63 B-Boys – Nona Hondryx – RCA 12”
76 77 Megamix – Michael Jackson – Disco Mix Club cassette/CBS 12” promo
77 NE Walkin’ The Line (Brassy Version) – Brass Construction – US Capitol 12”
78 NE Wait Until Tonight (My Love) – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
79 NE In The Middle Of Spring – Direct Drive – Passion 12”
80 NE Move In Time / Young Gals / Love Is For Everyone / Alien ZZZ – Collage – Solar LP
81 76 Boogie Down / I Will Be Here For You – Al Jarreau – Warner Bros LP
82 84 Turn It Up / Instrumental – Canute – Loose End 12”
83 RE Heobah (Hey-O-Bah) – Fonda Rae – US Posse 12”
84 NE Rising To The Top – Dee Sharp – Fashion 12”
85 NE On The Dance Floor – New Guys On The Block – Sugarhill 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

Wayne Wade: ‘Lady’ (Epic 12in)
Push: ‘Midnight’ (Excaliber 12in)
Jonzun Crew: ‘Space Cowboy’ (21 Records 12in)
Crown Heights Affair: ‘Rock The World!!!’ (US De-Lite LP)
Slim: ‘It’s In The Mix’ (Greyhound 12in)
Newcleus: ‘Jam On Revenge’ (US Sunnyview 12in)
Michael Lovesmith: ‘Just Say The Word’ (US Motown LP)
Kashif: ‘Stone Love’ (Arista 12in)
Newtrament: ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ (Jive 12in)
Two Sisters: ‘High Noon’ (US Sugarscoop 12in)

While under the Boys Town 30 are:

Vera: ‘Baby Won’t You Dance With Me (Remix)’ (Canadian Matra 12in)
Susan Stevens: ‘Love School’ (Canadian ToJo 12in)
Magda Layna: ‘When Will I See You Again’ (US Megatone 12in)
Nancy Martinez: ‘So Excited’ (Canadian Matra 12in)
Earlene Bentley: ‘The Boys Come To Town’ (Record Shack 12in promo)
Tapps: ‘My Forbidden Lover’ (Italian Power 12in)
Chase: ‘Back To Funky Town’ (US Central Park 12in)
Thomas Dolby: ‘She Blinded Me With Science (Remix)’ (US Hot Tracks 12in)
Madonna: ‘Burning Up (Remix)’ (US Hot Tracks 12in)
Loverde: ‘Backstreet Romance’ (US Moby Dick 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):

Echo & The Bunnymen (68-)136-0r, Creatures 87-90-120-0r, Tracie 132f, George Benson 112f, Robert Plant 90f, Al Jarreau 92/46f, Altered Images 112f, Thompson Twins 92f, Thomas Dolby 128 . . . c, Isley Bros 84f, Richard Jon Smith 113f, KC & The Sunshine Band (0-)125f, David Grant 112f, Brass Construction 118f, “D” Train 122½f.


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 02 I.O.U. – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
02 04 All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
03 01 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
04 03 Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12”
05 06 Dead Giveaway – Shalamar – Solar 12”
06 09 Come Live With Me – Heaven 17 – BEF/Virgin 12”
07 05 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
08 16 Sex / Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) – Paul Young – CBS 12”
09 08 China Girl – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
10 07 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
11 28 Put Our Heads Together – O’Jays – US Epic LP
12 24 It’s Over – Funk Masters – Master-Funk 12”
13 21 Double Dutch / D’Ya Like Scratchin’ – Malcolm McLaren/World’s Famous Supreme Team – Charisma 12”
14 10 In A Big Country (Pure Mix) – Big Country – Mercury 12”
15 12 Lady Love Me (One More Time) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
16 17 I Love You (Remix) – Yello – Stiff 12”
17 14 Situation (Remix) / Nobody’s Diary – Yazoo – Mute 12”
18 13 Bad Boys – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
19 18 When We Were Young – BF Band (Bucks Fizz) – RCA 12”
20 30 Between The Sheets – Isley Brothers – Epic 12”
21 20 Something Special – Steve Harvey – London 12”
22 15 Surprise Surprise – Central Line – Mercury 12”
23 — Feel Like Makin’ Love – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
24 37 You Ain’t Really Down – Status IV – TMT 12”
25 25 Save The Overtime (For Me) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
26 11 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – Epic 12”
27 22 Dark Is The Night – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
28 35 Bring It On … Bring It On – James Brown – Sonet/Churchill/ Augusta Sound 12”
29 45 Watching You Watching Me – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
30 19 Dancing Tight – Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Ensign 12”
31 36 You Make It Heaven – Terri Wells – Philly World 12”
32 40 Messages From The Stars – Rah Band – TMT 12”
33 33 It’s So High – Matt Fretton – Chrysalis 12”
34 — Do It Again/Billie Jean (Medley) – Club House – Island 12”
35 23 Looking At Midnight – Imagination – R&B 12”
36 — Crazy – Manhattans – US Columbia 12”
37 31 Can’t Get Enough Of You – Wickett – Streetwave 12”
38 — Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Proto 12”
39 38 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
40 32 Who Needs Enemies (With Friends Like You) – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
41 47 Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) – Hazell Dean – Proto 12”
42 41 Tantalise (Wo Wo Ee Yeh Yeh) – Jimmy The Hoover – Innervision 12”
43 39 Thriller / Baby Be Mine – Michael Jackson – Epic LP
44 — She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby – Venice In Peril 12”
45 — Trouble In Paradise – Al Jarreau – WEA 12”
46 44 Keep Giving Me Love – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
47 26 Beat It – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
48 34 Teacher – I Level – Virgin 12”
49 — The Crown – Gary Byrd – US Wondirection 12”
50 — All Night Long – La Famille – Sanity 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 01 Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) / Remix – Hazell Dean – Proto 12”
02 03 Guilty – Lime – US Prism 12” remix/Canadian Matra/German Polydor 12”
03 02 So Many Men So Little Time – Miquel Brown – Record Shack 12”
04 04 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”/US Hot Tracks remix
05 06 Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Proto 12”
06 05 On The Grid / Angel Eyes / Give Me Your Body – Lime – US Prism LP remix/German Polydor LP
07 09 Memory – Menage – Carrere 12”/US Hot Tracks remix
08 16 I Just Can’t Help Believing – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
09 10 She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer – Mercury 12”
10 07 These Memories – Oh Romeo – US Bob Cat 12”
11 15 I.O.U. / I Dub U – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
12 08 El Watusi/La Bamba (Medley) – Rags & Riches – US Casablanca 12”
13 22 Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean – Club House – Island 12”
14 20 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
15 11 To Sir With Love – Vicki Sue Robinson – US Profile 12”
16 12 Band Of Gold / Dub Version – Sylvester – US Megatone 12”
17 26 I Don’t Want To Talk About It – Pamela Stanley – US Kommander 12”
18 19 Bobby “O” Medley / Free Enterprise – ‘Studio 57 Dubble Album’ – Dutch Dance LP
19 14 Party – Julius Brown – US West End 12”
20 27 Crazy Family – Jock Hattle – Italian Market 12”
21 25 No Tengo Tiempo – Azul y Negro – Spanish Mercury 12”
22 13 Take It Slowly – Nancy Martinez – Canadian Matra LP
23 — Lady Marmalade – La Mama – German Hansa 12”
24 21 Lover To Lover – Joe Yellow – Italian Hole 12”
25 18 Pieces Of Ice – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
26 — Stop Don’t Do This To Me – Phyllis Nelson – Carrere 12”
27 17 I’m Alive – American Fade – US Hot Tracks 12” remix/Proto 12”
28 29 Addicted To The Night – Lipps Inc – US Casablanca 12”
29 30 The Loving Dub / Not The Loving Kind – The Twins – German Hansa 12”
30 23 Stay With Me – India – US West End 12”


DJ TOP 10

MANDY MACLAINE reckons her Southampton-based Disco Casablanca (0706 531667) must be one of the few mobiles run exclusively by a lady. Showstoppers the Maclaine way are…

1. My Mammy – Al Jolson – MCA
2. I Wanna Be Loved By You – Marilyn Monroe – UA
3. Switched On Swing – Kings Of Swing – Philips
4. Yankee Doodle Boy – James Cagney – UA
5. Laughing Policeman/Window Cleaner – Charles Penrose/George Formby – Columbia
6. If You Knew Sousa – Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – RCA
7. Let’s Have A Party – Winifred Atwell – Philips
8. Strangers In The Night – Frank Sinatra – Reprise
9. As Time Goes By – Dooley Wilson – UA
10. Can Can – Bad Manners – Magnet

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