July 30, 1983: Herbie Hancock, The O’Jays, Julie Roberts, S.O.S. Band, Manhattans

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

RECORD DEALERS can start tearing their hair out now — ‘Street Sounds Edition 5‘ will contain current hits by Freeez, Funk Masters, Oliver Cheatham, La Famille, Aretha Franklin, Terri Wells, Wickett, plus Brass Construction ‘Brassy Version’, MCB ‘I’m The One You’re The One’ (both unissued here) and a remix of Kenny Lynch ‘Half The Day’s Gone’ . . . ‘Wired For Clubs Volume II‘ retaliates with Booker Newberry III, Steve Harvey, Leon Haywood, Tania Maria ‘Come With Me’, Ingram ‘Mi Sabrina Tequana’, Cameo ‘You’re A Winner’, Kool ‘Ladies Night ’83 Mix’, Central Line ‘Surprise Surprise (Remix)’ — which is certainly hotter than the first of Phonogram’s series . . . UK gospel group Paradise are currently impressing everyone on white label (prior to release on Priority PK1) with ‘One Mind Two Hearts‘, an exceptionally good lightly pitched ultra-soulful 107bpm summer tempo jogger which really puts amateurish British funk production in the shade, prompting Graham Hawton (Harrow) to call it “The first good reason for being on Rush Release’s mailing list” (tee hee!) . . . Gonzalez are also on white label (prior to release on PRT 12P 283) with the good chunky sparse thudding 113½bpm ‘Closer To You‘ which however is overshadowed by the flip’s excellent even nicer cool summer tempo jazzy instrumental 110-109bpm, and new group Keywi featuring Jane Bullen are similarly promoed (Virgin VS 62312) on the Joe Williams-prod/penned ‘Let’s Get It Right‘ a plaintively sung 0-115-119bpm loping swayer with flurrying syndrums and a better beefier more spacious instrumental flip featuring some David Bendeth guitar and a Froggy mix . . . Larry Levan’s US remix of Gwen Guthrie ‘Hopscotch’ (Island 12ISX 106, parallel number to last week’s alternative mix) at 112-113-114½bpm has some echo repetition and an accelerating 111-115bpm instrumental flip — incidentally, Paul Major in the Mecca house mag Polly Promotions, whose record reviews usually award 9 if not 10 out of 10, only gave 4 out of 10 to this “very plain funk number”! . . . Pinnacle some time back and with no publicity slipped out here the excellent Lavias ‘Do You Wanna Dance‘ (Golden Pyramid GP-1208), the Joe Thomas-saxed/Mike T-rapped 123bpm instrumental flip of which was hot on import . . . Midas Records free promo ‘In Store Music’ cassettes are proving sadly to be inconsistent contents-wise, only ‘Week 2’ being a good much repeatable programme, there being too much Boys Town and down-right dross on others (to be expected I suppose when it’s pay-for-play) despite their quota of quality cuts — and why on earth lumber us on ‘Week 4’ with the full instrumental of Gary Byrd (even the vocal, which quickly pulls, would have been better)! . . . Midas’s Granville Williams should consider keeping the pop/gay tempo material apart from the soul material and compiling separate types of ‘In Store Music’ programme, which should be easy enough to do considering its weekly release . . . Soul On Sand (sic!) in reporting 18,000 fortnightly sales are surprisingly not in the album top ten — this and other evidence suggesting that the ever exaggerating Toby Perkins thinks in multiples of ten (and if he’d come clean about this I’d have understood how maybe he couldn’t afford more bread) . . . Capital’s naughty John Sachs played without crediting either the Disco Mix Club or Alan Coulthard their Michael Jackson megamix, instead bragging how he’d be featuring it at his live gigs, and then after evident phone calls from his fans wanting it he still failed to say any more than that it was unavailable — oh and not that this is ‘Knock Sachs Week’ (his fill-in for Mike Allen was punchy listening), does he reckon he’s being a help by playing oldies off the 12in B-sides of the Isley Brothers and Manhattans instead of the current new plug-sides, which could really have benefitted from lunchtime play? . . . Ron ‘Spider’ Baker (Bermondsey Dun Cow) has furthered his video involvement by becoming consultant to Project Films Ltd, whose monthly ‘Dance On Video’ compilations now at his instigation include a disco as well as pop tape — first month’s rental £48.50, full details from Projection Films Ltd, Freepost, 45 Grove Lane, London SE5 7BR . . . Morgan Khan’s latest label The Sound Of London will eventually at my instigation become the far more obvious Sound Of Urban London — in fact, it’s amazing nobody else came up with those initials before . . . Sho-Pro’s twelfth Caister weekender has become so over-subscribed following gushing plugs by Peter Powell on Radio One that it’s been split in two again, the original as planned over October 14-16 and then Part 2 on October 28-30 — so if you’re 15 and into Shalamar why not join the throng? . . . no, really, a new generation of soul fans has to come from somewhere . . . Showstoppers foreign jaunt next year will not be to the South Of France this time, but closer to home at a self-contained holiday site in Jersey from May 5-12 (all Sho-Pro enquiries to the Pink Elephant on 01-586 6741) . . . Robbie Vincent returns to the Sho-Pro fold, and is currently chatting to record companies about his proteges Second Image . . . Barry Malgedy & Frenchie have just started up-front funky soul/hard jazz Thursdays at the plush spacious Peppers in Leigh, membership forms from the club or Barry at 53 Bentley Street, Sutton, St Helens, Merseyside . . . Santrax play live at Soho Ronnie Scott’s Maze this Fri/Sat (29/30) . . . Kev Ashman funks a pyjama party this Saturday (30) at Charing King Arthur’s Court . . . Brazelia was evidently the misprint it always looked like and has now been rectified on repressings (still only 7in) as Brazilia and the band, naughtily billed by their earlier name of Galaxy, headline at Leeds Tiffanys alldayer this Sunday (31) with Colin Curtis etc . . . Pete Stringfellow’s beneficiaries from the gala £25-a-head third anniversary this Sunday (31) of his celebrated Stringfellow’s club will be Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Transglobe Expedition . . . Heatwave spend next week from Monday (1) at Watford Baileys . . . Sean Brett, jazz-funking Bury Peelers every Monday (only 50p) has started every fourth weekend at Nethertown’s Village Inn in the Lake District (if you’re counting, the next should be Aug 19/20) . . . Steve Day, the Dover one, funks Fridays at Sheerness Woody’s . . . Edinburgh pop venue Mad Hatters (as opposed to neighbouring Mad Hatters Speakeasy) has re-opened with a 3am licence, a refit, and jocks Ray West, Steve Martin, Steve South . . . Norman Scott at Haringey Bolts strips down this Saturday (30) for a shorts and whistle party . . . Carl Richardson, still boogieing with the boys the second Saturday of every month at Hull’s Bali Hai, has also just started (and you’ve just missed) the last Wednesday of every month at Fagin’s under Hull Station Hotel, with lotsa Hot Tracks and Disconet remixes promised . . . Gary Allan (Liverpool Concert Street) and now even Tricky Dicky Scanes (London Dicks venues) both concur that the use of expensive Hot Tracks/Disconet remixes does help freshen up the sound and lengthen the life of the Boys Town hits, which tend to stay for a long time anyway (thus giving our Boys Town chart a stagnant look on occasion) . . . Boys Town Gang ‘I Just Can’t Help Believing‘, already falling fast with no help from him, is described by Ian Levine (London Heaven/Gardens) as “what deserves to be called disco dross” . . . Marvin Howell’s “new Norma Lewis” is Linda Lawrence, of past Motown involvement, currently recording Stateside for ERC . . . Adrian Dunbar (Southampton Warehouse) has been slowing things down for the boys in the hot weather, featuring Mary Jane Girls and other summer tempos . . . Dave Rawlings (Basingstoke Martines) promises us some photos of last Friday’s Miss Wet T-Shirt competition — yes please, hurry, hurry! . . . Theo Loyla is now promoting the Original Peppermint Hula Hoop, a striped hula hoop which pongs of peppermint when spun, this the 25th anniversary of the old craze evidently seeing its revival in the States and, especially, Western Europe (where two million hoops have been sold this year already) . . . Club House fans who find a synch between the real ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘Do It Again’ a bit tricky should note that Steely Dan is 123-126bpm . . . Big Phil Etgart, following up last week’s mention, will now pay anything for the Disconet remix of Willie Bobo ‘Always There’ (01-864 3271) . . . Roger Dynamite (Lowestoft) says Victor Tavares has exploded for him purely from play off the ‘In Store Music’ cassette . . . US Dance/Disco chart-toppers have recently been Human League ‘Fascination’ and now Freeez . . . Jeffrey Osborne’s new album is a disappointment, best cut being his single . . . Bohannon went into a kamikaze nosedive, Disco chartwise, this week — phew, what happened? . . . Roy Ayers needn’t have bothered appearing in London, to judge from several eye witness reports . . . George ‘Zorba’ Alexander wonders who this “G Alexandra” is who was billed to support Lonnie Liston Smith at the Middlesex & Herts Country Club earlier in the week — keep taking the hormone pills, George! . . . “Street star” struck the shock-horror headlines — but at least it ain’t THE Street (Hill that is?) . . . if you go swimmin’ with bow legged women, BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!


SURFACE — WHOSE ‘Falling In Love‘ is one of the day’s catchiest disco hits — turns out to be David ‘Pig’ Conley (29) and Karen Copeland (28), both from New Jersey. David played with Mandrill for a couple of years during the late ’70s, then sessioned for Slave and Aurra before setting up his own small 4-track studio (bass/synth/sax/percussion/flute are his instruments), while tiny 4′ 11” Karen is a primary school teacher who, until David found her, also sang with local group Nightbird.


HOT VINYL

HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘Rockit’ (CBS TA 3577)
Restoring our faith in how good electrophonic phunk can be, a fantastically powerful 111bpm heavy instrumental judderer brilliantly scratched by Grand Mixer D.S.T., here on 3-track 12in with Herbie’s older jazz-funk hits from his vocoder era, the 116-117bpm ‘You Bet Your Love‘ and 116-112-114-116-114-28-116-115-114-0bpm ‘I Thought It Was You‘.

THE O’JAYS: ‘Put Our Heads Together’ (Philadelphia International TA 3642)
Proving we were just waiting for the right strong song before speeding ’em back to the heights, this immediately massive friskily striding 120bpm soul bounder is now on 3-track 12in with the lovely subtle slinky slow 0-38bpm ‘A Letter To My Friends‘ and a slightly fluctuating c.125bpm instrumentally padded remix of ‘Love Train’.

JULIE ROBERTS: ‘Fool For You’ (Bluebird BRT 3, via PRT)
Already hit-bound on white label, the Funk Mistress’s John Rocca-prod/Steve Jerome-penned rhythm box bumped 109bpm 12in tapper is an attractively chiming catchily phrased tuneful summer swayer, flipped by a superb authentically sung 62bpm deep soul revival of the Elgins ‘It’s Been A Long Long Time’. Amen!

THE S.O.S. BAND: ‘Just Be Good To Me’ (Tabu TA 3526)
Perfect with ‘All Night Long’ etc, this dynamite densely textured hypnotic Yarbrough & Peoples/Gap Band-ish long rolling 102-101-100½bpm 12in summer jolter and its much sparser dub-like 102bpm instrumental ‘Long Version‘ flip took a while to take off but are now getting huge.

MANHATTANS: ‘Crazy’ (CBS TA 3578)
Their fortune reviving modern chunkily tripping, soulful, slick and sparse 112½bpm Mighty M Production is here on 5-track 12in with the new slow 70/35bpm ‘Love Is Gonna Find You‘ and old slow 32/64-0bpm ‘Kiss And Say Goodbye’, 33½/67bpm ‘Hurt’, 36½-75bpm ‘Shining Star’, while on their import LP ‘Forever By Your Side’ (US Columbia FC 38600) the only other “up” track by ‘Crazy’ producers John Anderson & Steve Williams is the rolling 109½bpm ‘Locked Up In Your Love‘ swayer, the rest of the mainly Morrie Brown supervised set being lush slowies like the 62½bpm ‘Just The Lonely Talking Again’, 68½bpm ‘Start All Over Again’ 76/38-77bpm ‘Lover’s Paradise’, 0-31½-0bpm title track.

UNIQUE: ‘What I Got Is What You Need’ (US Prelude PRL D663)
Last week’s hottest import, along with Wuf Ticket reviving the label’s credibility, a good simple straightforward synth burbled chix sung 115bpm 12in smacker with few frills or distractions (dub flip).

LYDIA MURDOCK: ‘Superstar’ (US Team Entertainment TRS 3001)
Here we go…the (first?) female answer version to ‘Billie Jean’, surprisingly rather good with a nice storyline set to the same 116½bpm 12in rhythm base (but minus any credit to M. Jackson!), great of course out of Club House (inst flip).

T-SKI VALLEY: ‘Valley Style’ (US Capo 674)
… and again the (first?!) rap answer version to ‘Billie Jean’, great out of Club House or Lydia Murdock although with a more electronic 116½bpm 12in rhythm base, breaking down halfway into instrumental with a dub flip (in fact pressed in Jamaica).

TIME ZONE: ‘The Wildstyle’ (US CellulOid CEL 165)
Nicking an intro clip from ‘Hooray For Hollywood’, this Afrika Bambaataa co-produced 111bpm 12in electrophonic judderer makes monotonous listening but is murder on the floor and a blinding long synch out of Herbie Hancock (inst flip).

NEWCLEUS: ‘Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)’ (US Sunnyview SUN 404)
Around a while but now moving post-Herbie, this Smurf-sung silly little sparse 110½bpm 12in electrophonic jitterer has great “wikki waki wikki waki” vocal impressions of a scratch and some stun gun synth, mixing excitedly at that point out of Time Zone (rap/inst flip).

LADIES CHOICE: ‘Girls Night Out’ (US Streetwise SWRL 2212)
Quite amusingly the girls chat and chant about their plans for the night over a very sparse isolated plink plonking 105bpm 12in electro beat (even emptier ‘Serious Party Dub’ flip), good out of Lillo.

MTUME: ‘Hip Dip Skippedabeat’ (Epic TA 3623)
Officially flip, this great slow ‘Juicy Fruit’ tempo thudding 94½bpm 12in blend of story-song ‘Jack That Cat Was Clean’-type rap, scat, electro and swing is much more interesting than the basic smacking 114½bpm ‘Green Light‘.

RICK JAMES: ‘Cold Blooded’ (US Motown 4511MG)
Useful enough if not particularly inspiring 117½bpm 12in jiggly sparse smacker with nice “sexy sexy sexy” muttering and a Prince type of feel (inst flip).

MEL STEWART: ‘No Work No Pay (Instrumental)’ (US Mercury 812 901-1)
Rather nice weaving and building 113bpm 12in jiggly tripper (really the B-side) with “hard times” chorus and chatter, a little acid guitar and an Al Hudson-ish mellow feel getting more room to breathe than on the plaintively sung 0-114bpm plug-side.

ROY AYERS: ‘Silver Vibrations’ (Uno Melodic UM1T, via Pinnacle)
First UK release on the vibist’s own label teams a repetitively chanted and tinkled though none too dynamic 118(intro)-117-118-119bpm 12in jerker with his recent import better more violently smacking 0-123bpm ‘Fast Money‘.

DeBARGE: ‘All This Love’ (Gordy TMGT 1308)
Motown’s “big push” family group croon a pleasant gentle slow bland 47-94bpm 12in swayer with attractive acoustic guitar halfway.

PHIL UPCHURCH: ‘When And If I Fall In Love’ (Physical FIZ 1T)
Veteran jazz-funk guitarist (one of the first import LPs I ever bought in 1962 was by him!) playing a pleasant enough jogging 103-104bpm backing spoilt by the reedily pitched vocals of Kevin Henry, who also on 3-track 12in ruins the slower 93-94bpm ‘Light Of Love‘ but thankfully leaves alone the good swinging gospel tempo instrumental 122-121bpm ‘Revelation’.

ROY HAMILTON: ‘How Do You Do’ (Excaliber EXCL 534)
Roy Carter-produced jittery urgent busy but insubstantial 121bpm 12in backbeat bonker, as usual with a tougher instrumental flip but not as compulsively exciting as past efforts by Mr Hamilton (no relation!).

THE BIZ: ‘We’re Gonna Groove Tonight (Crash Beat Revisited)’ (Midas 12 MID 1, via Magnet/PRT)
A real pot boiler of starkly produced smacking and swaying 111½bpm 12in cliches, all previously proven on their own but bunged together like this going nowhere.

COLLAGE: ‘Get In Touch With Me’ (LP ‘Get In Touch’ Solar 96-0240-1)
Fred Dove-serviced album fare, with a few DJs each plumping for different tracks in their chart returns! Warm in its own right on import 12in has been this pleasant “Shalamar-sing-Imagination” slow 88bpm roller, while the slushy 0-37/74bpm ‘Love Is For Everyone‘ smoocher is this week’s DJ choice, less so the Shalamar-ish 104bpm ‘Move In Time‘, P’funk 0-108bpm ‘Alien ZZZ‘, aggressive 117bpm ‘Young Girls‘, frantic pop 0-152bpm ‘Punk Me Off (Later)‘ (who’s on this?!) — however, they’ve all missed the killer old fashioned jiggly swaying and swinging 101bpm ‘Simple‘!

HIGH FASHION: ‘A Little More Time’ (LP ‘Make Up Your Mind’ US Capitol ST-12287)
One chap/two chix-sung Italian soul set (in a surprisingly un-chic cover) with nothing to equal their current 12in, although in order of probable interest there’s this slow ‘Juicy Fruit’-ish 91bpm stark thudder, the rappy smacking 115bpm ‘You Satisfy My Needs‘, jiggly rolling 103bpm ‘Love‘, jolting 113bpm ‘Pump On The Pipe‘, juddering 100½bpm ‘Show Me‘, angry 126bpm title track.

LOVE CLUB: ‘Hot Summer Nights’ (US West End WES 22154)
Rhythmically OK bumbling synth bumped rolling 118½bpm 12in smacker (at 45rpm now on this label) spoilt by “disco” chix before a short enjoyably corny male rap (sadly less good inst flip).


DISCO TOP 85 – JULY 30, 1983

01 08 The Crown – Gary Byrd & The GB Experience – Motown 12”
02 03 Rockit – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
03 04 Put Our Heads Together – O’Jays – Philadelphia International 12”
04 01 Tell Me Love – Michael Wycoff – RCA 12”
05 02 All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
06 05 Falling In Love / Instrumental – Surface – Salsoul 12”
07 12 Crazy – Manhattans – CBS 12”
08 06 It’s Over – Funk Masters – Master-Funk 12”
09 13 Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean – Club House – Island 12”
10 10 All Night Long (Instrumental) / (Vocal) – La Famille – Sanity 12”
11 09 I.O.U. / I Dub You / We Got The Jazz – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
12 07 Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12”
13 17 Changing For You / Bottom’s Up – Chi-Lites – R&B 12”
14 14 Out In The Night – Serge Ponsar – US WEA International 12”
15 11 Feel Like Making Love / Inside Love (So Personal) (Instrumental) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
16 24 Show Me The Way / Swing It – Skyy – US Salsoul LP
17 22 Inside Love (So Personal) / Never Too Far To Fall / Love Will Come Again / In Your Eyes / Being With You – George Benson – Warner Bros LP
18 15 Get It Right – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
19 30 U-2 (Medley) / Summer Dreams / Life (Is So Strange) – War – US RCA LP
20 18 Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Proto 12”
21 20 You Ain’t Really Down – Status IV – TMT 12”
22 25 Skip To My Lou – Finis Henderson – Motown 12”
23 28 The Key (Instrumental) – Wuf Ticket – US Prelude 12”
24 78 Wait Until Tonight (My Love) – Galaxy – Ensign 12”
25 73 Just Be Good To Me – The SOS Band – Tabu 12”
26 41 We Can Work It Out – Brass Construction – Capitol 12”
27 19 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
28 34 (You’re A) Good Girl – Lillo – US Capitol 12”
29 23 Between The Sheets – Isley Brothers – Epic 12”
30 32 Zwei (Dub Version) – Electric Mind – Passion 12”
31 60 Party Time – Kurtis Blow – Mercury 12”
32 40 What Do We Do – Atmosfear – Elite 12”
33 27 Messages From The Stars – Rah Band – TMT 12”
34 77 Walkin’ The Line (Brassy Version) – Brass Construction – US Capitol 12”
35 NE What I Got Is What You Need – Unique – US Prelude 12”
36 21 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
37 39 Turn The Music On – Orlando Johnson & Trance – Magnet 12”
38 16 You Make It Heaven – Terri Wells – Philly World 12”
39 54 Stay With Me / SOS – Beau Williams – US Capitol LP
40 31 Break Up – High Fashion – US Capitol 12”
41 65 Never Too Late – Lonnie Liston Smith – Doctor Jazz 12”
42 50 Freak-A-Zoid – Midnight Star – US Solar 12”
43 64 Hopscotch (Remix) – Gwen Guthrie – Island 12”
44 52 Fool For You – Julie Roberts – Bluebird 12”
45 35 Sakhile – Sakhile – Jive Afrika LP/12” white label
46 43 Electricity / Wet My Whistle / Feels So Good / Night Rider / Slow Jam / No Parking / Playmates – Midnight Star – Solar LP
47 45 Lady Love Me (One More Time) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
48 47 Didn’t You Know It / Shine On Me / Sugar Rock – One Way – US MCA LP
49 NE Rock The World!!! – Crown Heights Affair – US De-Lite LP
50 49 Use Me Lose Me – Paul Simpson Connection – US Streetwise 12”
51 36 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – Epic 12”
52 26 Love Me Tonight – Attitude – US Atlantic RFC 12”
53 44 Bring It On … Bring It On – James Brown – Sonet 12”
54 51 Every Girl (Wants My Guy) – Aretha Franklin – Arista LP
55 63 One On One Situation – Peaches & Herb – US The Entertainment Company LP
56 53 Brazilia – Brazilia – Broad Star 7”
57 33 Who Needs Enemies (Club Mix) – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
58 70 I’m Sick And Tired / I Never Forgot Your Eyes / Just Call My Name / Victory / You’ve Been – Larry Graham – Warner Bros LP
59 37 Feel The Need / Angel / Will You Be Mine – Anita Baker – US Beverly Glen Music LP
60 42 Watching You Watching Me – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
61 59 Risin’ To The Top – Keni Burke – RCA 12”
62 RE Show Me – Victor Tavares – Malaco 12”
63 NE Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song) – Newcleus – US Sunnyview 12”
64 48 Can’t Get Enough Of You – Wickett – Streetwave 12”
65 NE Trouble In Paradise – Al Jarreau – WEA 12”
66 55 I’m Out To Catch – Leon Haywood – US Casablanca 12”
67 79 In The Middle Of Spring – Direct Drive – Passion 12”
68 RE Knock Knock / Rock Candy – Weeks & Co – Salsoul 12”
69 82 Turn It Up – Canute – Loose End 12”
70 RE Hot Hot Hot – Arrow – AIR 12”
71 76 Megamix – Michael Jackson – Disco Mix Club cassette/CBS 12” promo
72 RE I Need You Now (The Fierce Reprise) – Sinnamon – Jive 12”
73 NE Come To Bed – Denise LaSalle – Malaco 12”
74 NE Don’t You Get So Mad – Jeffrey Osborne – US A&M 7”/LP
75 NE Just Say The Word – Michael Lovesmith – US Motown LP
76 74 We Should Be Lovers / Let Somebody Love You – Phyllis Hyman – Arista LP
77 81 Boogie Down / I Will Be Here For You – Al Jarreau – Warner Bros LP
78 57 Keep Giving Me Love (Remix) – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
79 NE One Mind — Two Hearts – Paradise – Priority 12”
80 NE Lovely Day – Central Line – Mercury 12”
81 80 Love Is For Everyone / Young Girls / Move In Time / Alien ZZZ / Punk Me Off (Later) – Collage – Solar LP
82 NE Space Cowboy – Jonzun Crew – 21 Records 12”
83 NE Cold Blooded – Rick James – US Motown 12”
84 68 Get In Touch With Me – Collage – US Solar 12”
85 NE The Wildstyle – Time Zone – US CellulOid 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

New York Skyy: ‘Bad Boy’ (Epic 12in)
Debarge: ‘All This Love’ (Gordy 12in)
Two Sisters: ‘High Noon’ (US Sugarscoop 12in)
Newtrament: ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ (Jive 12in)
Sergio Mendes: ‘Never Gonna Let You Go’ (A&M 12in)
Gwen Guthrie: ‘Hopscotch (US Remix)’ (Island 12in promo)
Junior: ‘F B Eye’ (Mercury LP)
Natasha King: ‘AM-FM’ (Ecstasy 12in)
Dennis Brown: ‘Out Of The Funk’ / ‘Historical Places’ / ‘Save A Little Love For Me’ (US A&M LP)
Roy Ayers: ‘Silver Vibrations’ (Uno Melodic 12in)

While under the Boys Town 30 are:

Digital Emotion: ‘Don’t Stop’ (Dutch Break 12in)
Julius Brown: ‘Diana’ (US West End 12in)
Tapps: ‘My Forbidden Lover’ (Italian Power 12in)
Gary Byrd: ‘The Crown (inst) / (vocal)’ (Motown 12in)
Mary Jane Girls: ‘All Night Long’ (Gordy 12in)
Loverde: ‘Backstreet Romance’ (US Moby Dick 12in)
Yello: ‘I Love You (Remix)’ (Stiff 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):

Police 63½-129-64½f, Gary Byrd 105½f (12in only), Shakin’ Stevens 164c-acappella, Club House 115½f, Depeche Mode 113f, Diana Ross (0-)133f, Michael Jackson 41/82-84f, Surface (0-)112f, Michael Wycoff (0-)105-106f, Naked Eyes 142f, Aretha Franklin 120-122½f.


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 02 All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
02 01 I.O.U. – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
03 03 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”
04 08 Sex / Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home) – Paul Young – CBS 12”
05 04 Get Down Saturday Night – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12”
06 11 Put Our Heads Together – O’Jays – US Epic 12”
07 05 Dead Giveaway – Shalamar – Solar 12”
08 34 Do It Again/Billie Jean (Medley) – Club House – Island 12”
09 12 It’s Over – Funk Masters – Master-Funk 12”
10 49 The Crown – Gary Byrd – US Wondirection 12”
11 13 Double Dutch / D’Ya Like Scratchin’ – Malcolm McLaren/World’s Famous Supreme Team – Charisma 12”
12 06 Come Live With Me – Heaven 17 – BEF/Virgin 12”
13 20 Between The Sheets – Isley Brothers – Epic 12”
14 09 China Girl – David Bowie – EMI America 12”
15 23 Feel Like Makin’ Love – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
16 07 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ – Michael Jackson – Epic 12”
17 16 I Love You (Remix) – Yello – Stiff 12”
18 24 You Ain’t Really Down – Status IV – TMT 12”
19 36 Crazy – Manhattans – US Columbia 12”
20 29 Watching You Watching Me – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
21 19 When We Were Young – BF Band (Bucks Fizz) – RCA 12”
22 10 Love Town – Booker Newberry III – Polydor 12”
23 28 Bring It On … Bring It On – James Brown – Sonet/Churchill/ Augusta Sound 12”
24 14 In A Big Country (Pure Mix) – Big Country – Mercury 12”
25 17 Situation (Remix) / Nobody’s Diary – Yazoo – Mute 12”
26 38 Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Proto 12”
27 — Rockit – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
28 44 She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby – Venice In Peril 12”
29 32 Messages From The Stars – Rah Band – TMT 12”
30 25 Save The Overtime (For Me) – Gladys Knight & The Pips – CBS 12”
31 15 Lady Love Me (One More Time) – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
32 31 You Make It Heaven – Terri Wells – Philly World 12”
33 41 Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) – Hazell Dean – Proto 12”
34 — (Do You Really Love Me) Tell Me Love – Michael Wycoff – RCA 12”
35 18 Bad Boys – Wham – Inner Vision 12”
36 26 Juicy Fruit – Mtume – Epic 12”
37 30 Dancing Tight – Galaxy featuring Phil Fearon – Ensign 12”
38 39 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
39 42 Tantalise (Wo Wo Ee Yeh Yeh) – Jimmy The Hoover – Innervision 12”
40 — Falling In Love – Surface – RCA 12”
41 50 All Night Long – La Famille – Sanity 12”
42 — Get It Right – Aretha Franklin – Arista 12”
43 21 Something Special – Steve Harvey – London 12”
44 45 Trouble In Paradise – Al Jarreau – WEA 12”
45 46 Keep Giving Me Love – “D” Train – Prelude 12”
46 35 Looking At Midnight – Imagination – R&B 12”
47 40 Who Needs Enemies (With Friends Like You) – Montana Sextet – Virgin 12”
48 — Saturday Night Medley / The Woman In You – Bee Gees – RSO 12”
49 — Just Fascination – Cabaret Voltaire – Some Bizzare/Virgin 12”
50 43 Thriller / Baby Be Mine – Michael Jackson – Epic LP

Radio Luxembourg (208m, 1440Khz) will be playing the pick of the Nightclub hits on Friday (9-11pm) and Monday (11pm-1am).


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 01 Searchin’ (I Gotta Find A Man) / Remix – Hazell Dean – Proto 12”
02 02 Guilty – Lime – US Prism remix/Canadian Matra/German Polydor 12”
03 13 Do It Again Medley With Billie Jean – Club House – Island 12”
04 03 So Many Men So Little Time – Miquel Brown – Record Shack 12”
05 05 Boogie Nights – Lafleur – Proto 12”
06 09 She Works Hard For The Money – Donna Summer – Mercury 12”
07 06 On The Grid / Angel Eyes / Give Me Your Body – Lime – US Prism remix/German Polydor LP
08 04 Flashdance . . . What A Feeling – Irene Cara – Casablanca 12”/US Hot Tracks remix
09 11 I.O.U. / I Dub U – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
10 17 I Don’t Want To Talk About It – Pamela Stanley – US Kommander 12”
11 07 Memory – Menage – Carrere 12”/US Hot Tracks remix
12 12 El Watusi/La Bamba (Medley) – Rags & Riches – US Casablanca 12”
13 08 I Just Can’t Help Believing – Boys Town Gang – ERC 12”
14 16 Band Of Gold – Sylvester – US Megatone 12”
15 22 Take It Slowly – Nancy Martinez – Canadian Matra LP
16 10 These Memories – Oh Romeo – US Bob Cat 12”
17 15 To Sir With Love – Vicki Sue Robinson – US Profile 12”
18 20 Crazy Family – Jock Hattle – Italian Market 12”
19 — The Boys Come To Town – Earlene Bentley – Record Shack 12” promo
20 25 Pieces Of Ice – Diana Ross – Capitol 12”
21 24 Lover To Lover – Joe Yellow – Italian Hole 12”
22 — Love Your Body – Amanda Lear – German Ariola 12”
23 — When Will I See You Again – Magda Layna – US Megatone 12”
24 — Living On Video – Trans-X – Canadian Illusion 12”
25 29 Not The Loving Kind / The Loving Dub – The Twins – German Hansa 12”
26 18 Bobby “O” Medley / Free Enterprise – ‘Studio 57 Dubble Album’ – Dutch Dance LP
27 19 Party – Julius Brown – US West End 12”
28 — Got To Get To You – Charade – 12” white label
29 23 Lady Marmalade – La Mama – German Hansa 12”
30 — Back To Funky Town – Chase – US Central Park 12”

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