October 22, 1983: Third World, Captain Rapp, Eddy Grant, Sunfire, Oliver Cheatham

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

NORTHERN SOUL roots united high energy producers Ian Anthony Stephens (Hazel Dean/Marsha Raven/Flirtations) and Ian Levine (Miquel Brown/Eastbound Expressway) to record the Yvonne Gidden-fronted Reputations on a disco remake of the legendary Invitations ‘Skiing In The Snow‘, due through Record Shack before winter sets in . . . Capital Radio’s 10th birthday ‘Best Disco In Town’ featured Gonzalez live, backing Al Matthews reviving his old ‘Fool‘ hit (he was really wailin’ by the end, too, yes indeedy!), followed immediately by the Al Green-like excellent Oliver Cheatham — who so enjoyed his subsequent PA at Mayfair’s Gullivers he returned for another on Monday! . . . Al Matthews ruefully confesses he blew £7,000 backing the ‘Boogolator’ electronic Beats Per Minute counter, which to judge from the queries I get now was obviously too far ahead of its time . . . Dave McAleer’s latest in a line of labels (last was TMT) is S.O.U.N.D. Recordings, distributed via Pinnacle . . . Brass Construction together with New York Skyy play Hammersmith Odeon on Friday Nov 4 — what a bill! — while Bobby McFerrin is at London’s Duke of York’s theatre for two nights the following weekend . . . Channel 4’s World Disco Dancing really is an insult with its awful fast witless 139bpm music — anyone would think sponsors Malibu are into cigs rather than coconut rum — compere Leee ‘Cue Card’ John doing his best to reinforce the public’s prejudices about all things “disco” . . . Alan Coulthard’s ‘Gonna Get You Megamix‘ of all the tracks off the Freeez LP, on Disco Mix Club cassette, is now also on Beggars Banquet promo 12in to promote the album (which is why it slurs down towards the end to fit in even the slower songs) . . . Froggy hopefully didn’t say too much about Radio Caister on ‘Steppin’ Out’ this Monday? . . . Arthur Baker seems well informed about Britain, reportedly saying “From what I’ve heard, the white kids who have something to prove by liking black music are less apt to get into electronics, whereas the black people who are into music are into electronics.” . . . I luckily stumbled across my old Main Ingredient ‘Happiness Is Just Around The Bend‘ 7in, and while obviously minus the remake’s ‘Billie Jean’ beat at 122-125bpm it could still be useful . . . Melle Mel ‘White Lines’, which evidently is based on Liquid Liquid ‘Cavern‘ (US 99 12in EP), can admittedly be tricky to get into but is a sensational synch if the “freeze!” bit starts during the break a third through Herbie Hancock ‘Autodrive‘, after which mix you’ll suddenly find it’s a smash! . . . Edgar Winter has updated ‘Frankenstein 1984‘ for Tommy Boy owner Tom Silverman’s new rock-funk Body Rock label . . . Richard Jon Smith has been recording with Darryl ‘NV’ Payne in New York, where on radio they call him “RJ Smith” . . . Jazzy Dee ‘Put It To The Test‘, enjoying the dubious chart benefit of a UK-only pre-release promo mailout, is an untidy 123bpm jolter with offputtingly loud rap bits chorusing chix and odd booming beat . . . Paul Anthony celebrates the 2nd birthday of Wolverhampton Eve’s with a star-studded party this Friday (21), when Sandy Martin at Swindon Brunel Rooms has his annual St. Trinians party (school uniforms admitted free!), Steve Harvey PAs at Bolton’s Dance Factory, Capital’s Phil Allen funks Dartford Flicks, County Sound’s Steve Walsh funks Fleet Country Club . . . Friday also finds Graham ‘Funky Scot’ Hunter having shorts & whistles fun at Andover Country Bumpkin (Graham wants recommendations about non-Wally clubs in Paris, France, for a visit there next month), as well as John Dene & Owen Washington funking Streatham Cats Whiskers weekly (late ’70s classics — the last records Owen bought? — from 8.30-9.30pm, while offers of PAs would be welcome on 0582-862733) . . . John Dene cheekily suggests a car sticker saying “Even The Tories Do It” . . . Saturday (22) Neil Fincham celebrates Motown’s 25th anniversary at Edinburgh Mad Hatters, threatening if it goes down well to repeat the process for the next few Thursdays too, and Chris Brown & Sean French recap Caister at Windsor Safari Park’s revamped New Safari Club . . . Sunday (23) sees a 3pm all-dayer at Leeds Merrion Centre Tiffany’s with Colin Curtis, Jonathan, Trevor M, Frenchie, Baz Maleady, Simon Walsh etc, leaving refugees Mike Shaft & Kev Edwards free to venture dahn the smoke to join Steve Walsh, Toby Perkins, Ralph Tee & Kev Ashman at London’s Charing Cross Road Busby’s 2pm alldayer . . . Greg Wilson, Mike Shaft & Richard Searling start a Soul Appreciation Society night at Bolton’s Dance Factory on Monday (24) — Steve Harvey PAs at Guildford Cinderella Rockerfellas on Tuesday (25), when Chris Kaye starts a new free admission soul night at Tonbridge’s Loggers pub beside the station (part of it’s a Pizza Hut) . . . Nick Ratcliffe has found the crowd at Portsmouth’s Ritzy are into hi-energy fodder, and Divine/New Order notwithstanding, the biggest hit is still Roni Griffiths ‘The Best Part Of Breaking Up‘ . . . Adrian Dunbar, bussing in the boys from Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Brighton and Newbury to his gay Friday cabaret nights at Southampton’s Warehouse, has switched his night at Bournemouth Adams to soul/disco oldies on Tuesday so Richard Hunt now does the uptempo Wednesday . . . Brian McCaig, boogying with the boys at Bristol’s Oasis Club, complains a lot of DJs still don’t count their 4/8/16/32 bar progressions when mixing, a good point — you see, ideally, you ought to synch the record you intend to mix so that the start of its appropriate bar structure coincides with a similar point in the record already playing (count the beats 1234, 2234, 3234 etc from the start of each obvious progression and like as not you’ll find the changes occur in multiples of 8) . . . Norman Scott (Haringey Bolts) should try following his big audience participation number Doris Day ‘Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)’ with Danny Kaye ‘Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen’ (and/or Max Bygraves ‘Tulips From Amsterdam’!) . . . Dave Crane (Wolverhampton Poly) synchs Howard Jones ‘New Song’ out of Herbie Hancock ‘Rockit’ . . . Bryan O’Connor is still doing some freelance plugging for Island — but more to the point, what’s happening at A&M and PRT, as their stuff on 12in just is not arriving? . . . WEA should shelve their clever game plans and get on with releasing UK singles of Madonna ‘Holiday’ (huge!), Manhattan Transfer ‘Spice Of Life‘ and Rufus/Chaka Khan ‘Ain’t Nobody’ — the latter is now top US Black single, with the great Klique ‘Stop Doggin’ Me Around‘ at number 2 and even climbing the pop chart . . . Justin’s dad Jeremy Lubbock has been busy arranging for Jennifer Holliday, Four Tops, Manhattan Transfer — anyone else I’ve missed? . . . Radio Caroline is really pumping it out on 319m/96KHz MW, the music excitingly sequenced with little interruption (but then they’ve no legal need to stop the flow) . . . John Clancy needs a stand-in to run “Kent’s leading radio-styled mobile disco” while he’s in hospital — all gear, roadies and records provided plus full weekend work — send him an audition tape at 67 College Avenue, Gillingham . . . Tony Tiger (Liverpool) was so inundated after his request in RM for DJs (all places now filled) that he regrets he can’t answer them all . . . NOW YOU’RE COOKIN’!


JEFFREY DANIEL’S new group Eclipse obviously know the importance of a good haircut, amongst the styles they sport being a perfect pompadoured Charlie Foxx (as in Inez & . . . )! Jeffrey tells me that following the break up of Shalamar, Solar succeeded in getting Howard Hewitt to stay singing under the established group name with two new recruits, instead of going solo — which surely would have been a more sensible move for Howard?


CAISTER TOP 10

1. ALL NIGHT LONG (ALL NIGHT) – Lionel Richie
2. HAPPINESS IS JUST AROUND THE BEND – Cuba Gooding
3. STEPPIN’ OUT – Slave
4. SPICE OF LIFE – Manhattan Transfer
5. TONIGHT – Steve Harvey
6. ALL MY LIFE – Major Harris
7. MOVE YOUR BODY – Bernard Wright
8. PRIVATE PARTY – Bobby Nunn
9. I WANT YOU (ALL TONIGHT) – Curtis Hairston
10. I WANNA BE WITH YOU – Armenta

Wot, no electro?!


HOT VINYL

THIRD WORLD: ‘Lagos Jump’ (LP ‘All The Way Strong’ CBS 25473)
Far hotter in the States and now here than their 12in, this subtly infectious 109bpm brassy afro chanter is not reggae at all and has an understated steadily clapping rhythm with more hidden depths than a casual listen might suggest, great for mixing especially out of Lionel Richie! Check this one quick!

CAPTAIN RAPP: ‘Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)’ (US Saturn Records SAT-2003)
Gradually gathering a reputation, this burbling 119½bpm backbeat lurcher whips up a driving lick behind stridently squawking chix and a rapid-fire Mike T-type rapper (good stark break), on 3-track 12in with a sparser dub and strong instrumental (which some may prefer). Likely to grow on real dancers.

EDDY GRANT: ‘Till I Can’t Take Love No More’ (Ice ICET 60)
Typical see-sawing 113-114-115bpm 12in stuff, slower than usual, flipped yet again (is this its third outing?) by the far stronger ultra-catchy old 121-122-123bpm ‘California Style‘ soca leaper — here thankfully in a straightforward treatment ending with a long percussion last half, great for parties. Get it for the flip.

SUNFIRE: ‘Never Too Late For Your Lovin’ (US Warner Bros 0-20150)
Reggie Lucas-prod/penned creamily thudding languid 113½bpm 12in roller with a long instrumental lead into the then break-less soulful vocal, full of quietly satisfying class rather than chart-storming excitement, flip in fact to the jolting empty 121bpm ‘Video Queen’. Vandross-type fans will dig.

OLIVER CHEATHAM: ‘Bless The Ladies’ (MCA MCAT 846)
His album’s other hot cut, though not another ‘Saturday Night’, this steadily rolling 109bpm soul swayer has great wailing ad libs over the repetitively cooing chix and is on 12in replacing the previously issued 104bpm ‘Just To Be With You‘ — which now appears on 2-track flip in both Dave McAleer remix and original LP versions.

LEVEL 42: ‘Micro-Kid’ (Polydor POSPX 643)
Toughened up for remixed 12in this ultra-jittery 118-117-118bpm jolter is very much the Brothers Johnson ‘Stomp!’ as if played by Steely Dan — the latter a compliment, and likely reason for the guys mainstream pop appeal.

FREEEZ: ‘We’ve Got The Juice’ (LP ‘Gonna Get You’ Beggars Banquet BEGA 48)
The Hinge & Bracket of white boys funk had already recorded most of their album with Arthur Baker before hitting on the formula so it’s not the outright killer fans might expect, strongest being this jittery smacking 114½bpm chanter listing faces and places, while ‘Can You‘ is a sorta 122bpm hip hop tango plus there’s an 119bpm remix of ‘I.O.U.’, the energy dropping appreciably for the 112bpm ‘Can’t Keep My Love‘, 50-100bpm ‘Love’s Gonna Get You’, 55/110bpm ‘Freezin’, 104½bpm ‘Watch Me’. Beware low playback level.

VARIOUS: ‘StreetSounds Electro 1‘ LP (Street Sounds ELCST 1)
Mastermind Roadshow’s Herbie has done some brilliant mixes ‘n scratches in seguing all the electro hip-hoppers on this compilation — listen especially to the link between The Packman ‘I’m The Packman’ and the totally restructured Newcleus ‘Jam On Revenge’ (this restructuring negating any criticism of its also being on ‘StreetSounds 6’), and between G-Force ‘Feel The Force’ and Project Future ‘Ray-Gun-Omics’. All the tracks go on too long to be totally ideal for dancers, but at a bargain price the set’s a must even if you already have these plus West Street Mob, K-9 Corp, Captain Rock and C-Bank.

THE TRIBE: ‘Jungle Rock’ (US Prelude PRL D666)
Patrick Adams-prod/penned silly 116bpm 12in hip hopper with gibberish jungle talk, chanting and chattering over the electro beat (same version on flip), monotonous but fun for mixers.

SUGARHILL GANG: ‘Kick It Live From 9 to 5’ (US Sugarhill SH-459)
The West Street Mob have opened ears to Sugarhill’s current idiosyncratic rhythm patterns so now this excitingly jerking choppy staccato 116bpm 12in rapper could work better here (good scratching halfway). UK release will revive Pete Wingfield’s mix of their old ‘The Lover In You‘ as flip, instead of the import’s instrumental.

CIVIL ATTACK: ‘Not Guilty (By Reason Of Insanity)’ (US Salsoul SG 412)
Stephen (Steve?) Washington co-prod/penned pent-up jiggly slow rolling 95½bpm 12in chick sung semi-smoocher obviously based on the ‘Juicy Fruit’ rhythm (though not sound), quite insistent, with sadly an edit instead of inst flip.

X-RAY CONNECTION: ‘Replay (Space Mix)’ (US Dance-Sing DS 422)
Lumbered with an overly zingy electro rhythm but so full of effects it doesn’t matter in a mix (out of Twilight 22, say), this Hot Streak-ish slightly fluctuating 0-126bpm 12in instrumental skitterer has great R2D2 bleeps, warnings of enemy missiles and all sorts of zaps ‘n explosions ‘n stuff (isolated mixing elements on flip).

CAROL DOUGLAS: ‘I Got Your Body’ (US Next Plateau NP 50016)
Electronically plinky-plonking purposeful simple 114bpm 12in thudder with an insistent vocal melody that can get to you, and eventually a stark rumbling break (inst flip).

ROME JEFFERIES: ‘Good Love’ (US Rain Records A251)
Greg Henderson-prod/penned slightly ponderous 110½bpm 12in lurcher lightened by a continually chinking background, gruffly souled by a fellah very much in Toney Lee-like style (inst flip), none too exciting although selling quite well.

OMARI: ‘After Loving You’ (US Bound Sound BS-1005)
Falsetto group-backed chap growling and moaning over a monotonous sombre 0-104-104½bpm 12in semi-slow tugging chug beat, quite hypnotic in a strictly specialist style, obscurity value being enhanced on my copy at least as the instrumental flip’s been replaced by someone else doing a minimalist vocodered 127bpm electro number possibly called ‘Lunar Funk’!

PLANET PATROL: ‘Planet Patrol’ LP (US Tommy Boy TBLP 1002)
Disappointing electro set by the Temptations copyists, unlikely to raise much sweat outside of Birmingham, the widely ignored c.128bpm ‘Cheap Thrills’ being joined by a reasonable c.126bpm remix of ‘Play At Your Own Risk’, the similar c.127bpm ‘Don’t Tell Me’, slower c.115bpm ‘Danger Zone‘ (best bet?), an horrendously inappropriate c.133bpm revival of Gary Glitter’s ‘I Didn’t Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock And Roll)‘, and a Todd Rundgren slowie. Distrust the printed BPMs.

THE CHI-LITES: ‘Making Love’ (R&B RBL 217)
Roberta Flack’s movie tune given a lush typical “woo-woo” filled 75bpm 12in smooching, flipped by the chunky funk chugging 113bpm ‘Bad Motor Scooter‘.

JUNIOR WALKER: ‘Blow The House Down’ (Motown TMGT 1318)
Bass buzzed over frantic jerky rock-disco (and vintage Motown) tempoed 138bpm nursery rhyme chanter with many of the veteran blues saxist’s old tricks, specially extended for UK-only 12in remix (the instrumental flip being a distorted 102bpm at 33 1/3rpm, should anyone attempt it!).

DAVID JOSEPH: ‘Be A Star’ (Island 12IS 128)
Condemned as undanceably fast by most grassroots disco fans — and in fact played slower by David when live on TV! — this heavily promoted needlessly frantic old fashioned 141-140bpm 12in Britfunk jitterer actually gets quite catchy by the instrumental end, the instrumental flip being 104bpm at 33 1/3 rpm . . . although Big Phil Etgart (South Harrow) suggests if your decks can get it midway to around 118bpm it’ll be requested as “that other new David Joseph 12in”!

HERB ALPERT: ‘Garden Party’ (A&M AMX 148)
As documented before, Herb’s slow 0-89½bpm treatment is based on Mezzoforte’s original 45rpm version when played at 33 1/3rpm by mistake — and to help you got the reverse effect this UK 12in is specially at 33 1/3rpm so a speed spin comes out at 121bpm! The 2-track flip includes his classic 100bpm ‘Rise’ from ’79, a summer tempo if ever there was one (but 135bpm if speed spun)!

THE BREAKFAST BAND: ‘Such A Feeling’ (Breakfast Music 12BM 103)
Good new jaggedly jazzy 111-109bpm 12in instrumental version of their undeservedly ignored recent vocal, a bass-snapped brassy jitterer with biting solos and strong clear sound, far better than the official A-side’s awful uninspired 119bpm ‘Funksters‘ mess.

WOMACK & WOMACK: ‘Love Wars’ (US Elektra 0-66987)
These particular Womack’s are Cecil and Linda (Sam Cooke’s daughter, though Womack relationship unclear as I thought it was Cecil who married Mary Wells in ’64, and Mary’s here on backing vocals along with a pseudonymous Bobby and all the family), the song being an unusual churning 121bpm 12in gospel-rock romper probably best for radio as it’s certainly different, good, but not a typical dancer (inst flip).

RUFUS/CHAKA KAHN: ‘Live — Stompin’ At The Savoy’ LP (German Warner Bros 92-3679-1)
Apart from the naggingly catchy 0-104bpm ‘Ain’t Nobody’ smash the only other track to sustain interest is the gorgeous sophisticated jazzy slow 0-27/54-0bpm revival of big band smoocher ‘Don’t Go To Strangers’, although the pumping fast 126bpm ‘One Million Kisses‘ and live 98-96-0bpm ‘Stop On By‘ had an earlier nibble.

PHILIP BAILEY: ‘I’m Waitin’ For Your Love’ (CBS TA 3862)
Sax introed synth jittered lightweight choppy 114bpm 12in chugger flipped by the far stronger squeakily crooned and wailed latin flavoured attractively cantering 116bpm ‘Vaya (Go With Love)‘.

NEW EDITION: ‘Is This The End’ (London LONX 35)
Amazingly accurate 69bpm 12in pastiche of Michael Jackson’s very early piercingly squeaky ‘Got To Be There’-type of slowie, flipped by the frantic precocious 140bpm ‘She Gives Me A Bang‘.

KEN “C”: ‘Get Outta My Face’ (US Telestar Cassettes TCT-2320)
Juvenile sounding kid rapping to a much scratched 104bpm 12in beat, bits of the more bearable instrumental flip possibly being useful for mixers.

QUANDO QUANGO: ‘Love Tempo’ (Factory Benelux FBN 23)
This UK-recorded rather raggedly chanted but mainly instrumental 121bpm 12in white boys churner sets up an infectiously fluid electro drive (harder electro mix flip), big in New York — where radio makes the ears grow fonder.

DAVID MATTHEWS ORCHESTRA: ‘Begin The Beguine’ (LP ‘Grand Connection’ US GNP Crescendo GNPS-2162)
Lovely though far from ideal disco fodder, this exquisite 71½bpm subduedly jaunty instrumental treatment is delicately picked by guitar star Earl Klugh with Grover Washington Jr tootling some answering lines in the big band backing — yeah, we’re talking pure class, more for home listening!

DIONNE WARWICK: ‘How Many Times Can We Say Goodbye’ LP (US Arista AL8-8104)
Her Luther Vandross-produced set sadly only has one duet with the man himself, the US 7in issued slushy 0-28/56-0bpm title track smoocher — which sets the tempo as apart from the unattractive gaily galloping 125bpm ‘Got A Date‘ and 126bpm ‘I Do It ‘Cause I Like It‘, all the rest are over-lush dead slowies. Could be he blew it, as this hasn’t the hits the Bee Gees gave her.

MANHATTAN TRANSFER: ‘Spice Of Life’ (LP ‘Bodies And Souls’ German Atlantic 78-0104-1)
Irresistably compulsive on New York radio (every time it came on I thought “wow, who is this?!”), but sadly only scheduled to be the set’s eventual second single here, the Rod Temperton-written/arranged (in his Bob James style) fabulous chunkily pushing lush melodic sprightly 110bpm chugger is soulfully sung presumably by new(-ish) girl Cheryl Bentyne with some concise harmonica courtesy of Stevie Wonder, no less — a monster! — Rod’s other number being the slinky slow 83bpm ‘Mystery‘.


DISCO TOP 85 – OCTOBER 22, 1983

01 02 I Want You (All Tonight) – Curtis Hairston – RCA 12”
02 04 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
03 01 Body Work / Instrumental – Hot Streak – Polydor 12”
04 08 Rockin’ Radio – Tom Browne – Arista 12”
05 07 Ladies Choice – Stone City Band – Gordy 12”
06 11 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
07 03 What I Got Is What You Need – Unique – Prelude 12”
08 14 Rescue Me – Sybil Thomas – US West End 12”
09 12 Autodrive – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
10 15 All My Life – Major Harris – US Pop Art 12”
11 05 Go Deh Yaka – Monyaka – Polydor 12”
12 13 Give Me Your Love – Active Force – A&M 12”
13 06 A Time Like This – Haywoode – CBS 12”
14 20 (Hey You) Rock Steady Crew – Rock Steady Crew – Charisma 12”
15 19 Two, Three, Break – The B Boys – US Vintertainment 12”
16 29 Let The Music Play (Dub) / (Vocal) – Shannon – US Emergency 12”
17 32 Superstar – Lydia Murdock – Korova 12”
18 10 I Think I Want To Dance With You – Rumple-Stilts-Skin – Montage 12”
19 26 Talk To Me – Lew Kirton – Epic 12”
20 21 Break Dancin’ — Electric Boogie – West Street Mob – Sugarhill 12”
21 45 Just Can’t Get Enough – Lew Kirton – US Believe In a Dream LP
22 24 Foot In The Door – Onward International – Paladin 12”
23 27 All Over Your Face / Don’t Need You Now – Ronnie Dyson – Atlantic 12”
24 18 Dog Talk – K-9 Corp (Featuring Pretty C) – Capitol 12”
25 22 Pop Goes My Love / Scratch Goes My Dub – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
26 23 Rock The World!!! – Crown Heights Affair – De-Lite 12”
27 36 I’m Ready (If You’re Ready) (Remix) / Party Train – Gap Band – Total Experience 12”
28 43 Deeper In Love / I Really Miss You Baby – Tavares – RCA 12”
29 16 Just In Time / Dub – Raw Silk – West End 12”
30 40 Boys / All Night Long (Instrumental) – Mary Jane Girls – Gordy 12”
31 09 Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song) – Newcleus – Becket 12”
32 34 Love Town (Froggy Mix) / Teddy Bear – Booker Newberry III – Montage 12”
33 35 You’re My Number 1 – Radiance – US Are ‘n Be 12”
34 54 Play That Beat Mr. DJ – G.L.O.B.E & Whiz Kid – US Tommy Boy 12″
35 47 (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine – Instant Funk – US Salsoul 12”
36 44 Wildstyle (Remix) – Time Zone – CellulOid 12”
37 58 Tonight / Instrumental – Steve Harvey – London 12”
38 60 Steppin’ Out / Turn You Out (In & Out) / Show Down – Slave – US Cotillion LP
39 39 Get It On – Spence – Dutch Ariola 12”
40 46 Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan – German Warner Bros LP
41 66 Makin’ Music / Dub Mix – Gary’s Gang – CBS 12”
42 52 You’ve Gotta Believe – ‘Love Bug’ Starski – US The Fever 12”
43 31 Don’t You Get So Mad – Jeffrey Osborne – A&M 12”
44 56 On Target – Jones Girls – RCA 12”
45 72 Happiness Is Just Around The Bend – Cuba Gooding – US Streetwise 12”
46 41 Heartbreaker – Leroy Burgess – US Salsoul 12”
47 — All Night Long (Waterbed) – Kevie Kev – US Sugarhill 12”
48 17 Show Me The Way – New York Skyy – Epic 12”
49 30 Do You Want Me (Inst) / (Vocal) – El Chicano – CBS 12”
50 50 Before You Go – Skool Boyz – US Crossroad Entertainment Corp 12”
51 — Fantasy Real / Anything You Want – Phil Fearon & Galaxy – Ensign 12”
52 76 Electric Kingdom – Twilight 22 – US Vanguard 12”
53 79 Lagos Jump – Third World – CBS LP
54 — White Lines – Grandmaster & Melle Mel – US Sugarhill 12”
55 — Crusin’ / Turn It Up (Come On Y’All) / Brighter Tomorrow – Tom Browne – US Arista LP
56 77 Baby I’m Yours / Knockin’ / 2 Win U Back – Jones Girls – US RCA LP
57 28 Jingo (Remix) / Jingo Breakdown – Candido – US Salsoul 12”
58 — Put It To The Test / Instrumental – Jazzy Dee – Laurie 12” promo
59 80 Dr. Jam (In The Slam) – Men At Play – Design Communications 12”
60 53 Love Will Find A Way – David Grant – Chrysalis 12”
61 37 Shine On Me (New York Remix) / Didn’t You Know It – One Way – MCA 12”
62 75 In Your Eyes – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”
63 — Spice Of Life – Manhattan Transfer – German Atlantic LP
64 63 You Make Me Feel / Landslide – UK Players – RCA 12”
65 — Micro-Kid (Remix) – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
66 — Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) / Instrumental – Captain Rapp – US Saturn Records 12”
67 — After Loving You – Oman – US Bound Sound 12”
68 64 Love Reaction / Instrumental – Divine – Design Communications 12”
69 70 Cold Blooded – Rick James – Gordy 12”
70 68 Scratch Break (Glove Style) – Motor City Crew – US Motown 12”
71 — Don’t Let It Go To Your Head – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12”
72 — (You’re A) Good Girl – Lillo – Capitol 12”
73 — Good Love – Rome Jefferies – US Rain Records 12”
74 81 Boogie Down – Al Jarreau – WEA 12”
75 — Holiday – Madonna – German Sire LP
76 — Giving My Love – Janice McClain – US Mon-Tab 12”
77 — Love Game / A Love Dub – Pure Energy – US Prism 12”
78 78 It’s Alright – NV – US Sire 12”
79 — Blow The House Down – Junior Walker – Motown 12”
80 — Radio Activity – Royalcash – US Sutra 12”
81 — Over And Over / Uptown Festival – Shalamar – Solar 12”
82 74 Rainbows (Jazz Mix) – Del Richardson – US Joy Spring 12”
83 83 Get Your Lover Back / Mr. Clean / Funky Beat – Bernard Wright – US Arista LP
84 — Out Of This World / Sanur – Shakatak – Polydor 12”
85 — Get On Out Of My Mix (Special Dub Version) / Get Out Of My Mix – Dolby’s Cube – US Capitol 12”


BREAKERS

BUBBLING UNDER the Disco 85 are:

Oliver Cheatham: ‘Bless The Ladies’ (MCA 12in)
Hawkeye: ‘All Systems Go (Cosmo Wyatt Dub Mix)’ (US Beantown 12in)
Sunfire: ‘Never Too Late For Your Lovin’ (US Warner Bros 12in)
Latimore: ‘Let’s Straighten It Out’ (US Malaco LP)
Alfie Silas: ‘Who Put The L In Love’ (US RCA 12in)
Candy McKenzie: ‘Remind Me’ (Intense 12in)
Sandra Reid: ‘Don’t Tell Me Tell Her’ (Sir George 12in)
Russell Brothers: ‘The Party Scene’ (US Portrait 12in)
The Tribe: ‘Jungle Rock’ (US Prelude 12in)
Bullet: ‘I’m Billie Jean’ (US Earwax 12in)
and under the Boys Town 30 are:
Elbow Bones: ‘A Night In New York’ (US EMI America 12in)
Digital Emotion: ‘Get Up’ (Dutch Break 12in)
Den Harrow: ‘A Taste Of Love’ (Italian Hole 12in)
The Broads: ‘Sing Sing Sing’ (Proto 12in)
Nancy Martinez: ‘Take It Slowly’ / Dub (Canadian Matra 12in)


NIGHTCLUB CHART

01 01 Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top) – Monyaka – Polydor 12”
02 03 Body Work – Hot Streak – Polydor 12”
03 02 What I Got Is What You Need – Unique – Prelude 12”
04 04 Blue Monday / The Beach – New Order – Factory 12”
05 07 Superstar – Lydia Murdock – Korova 12”
06 27 (Hey You) The Rocksteady Crew – Rocksteady Crew – Charisma/Virgin 12”
07 05 I Think I Want To Dance With You – Rumple-Stilts-Skin – Polydor 12”
08 08 I’ll Tumble 4 Ya (Remix) / Karma Chamelion – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
09 17 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12”
10 — I Want You (All Tonight) – Curtis Hairston – RCA 12”
11 21 Love Reaction – Divine – Design Communications 12”
12 06 Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song) – Newcleus – Becket 12”
13 13 The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats – Statik 12”
14 15 Pop Goes My Love / Scratch Goes My Dub – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12”
15 16 Vamos A La Playa – Righeira – A&M 12”
16 22 Autodrive – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12”
17 11 Come Back And Stay – Paul Young – CBS 12”
18 09 Confusion – New Order – Factory 12”
19 18 Dolce Vita – Ryan Paris – Carrere 12”
20 — I Want You – Gary Low – Savoire Faire 12”
21 12 Big Apple – Kajagoogoo – EMI 12”
22 — New Song – Howard Jones – WEA 12”
23 — Superman – Black Lace – Flair 12”
24 14 The Sun Goes Down (Livin’ It Up) – Level 42 – Polydor 12”
25 — Rockin’ Radio – Tom Browne – Arista 12”
26 — Talk To Me – Lew Kirton – Epic 12”
27 10 Show Me The Way (Remix) – New York Skyy – Epic 12”
28 — Say Say Say (Instrumental) / (Vocal) – Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson – Parlophone 12”
29 26 Kissing With Confidence – Will Powers – Island 12”
30 — In Your Eyes – George Benson – Warner Bros 12”


BOYS TOWN CHART

01 03 Earthquake – Flirtations – Siam/Proto 12”
02 01 Love Reaction / Instrumental – Divine – Design Communications 12”
03 06 Catch Me (I’m Falling In Love) – Marsha Raven – Passion 12”
04 02 I Don’t Want To Talk About It – Pamela Stanley – US Komander 12”
05 07 (They Call Me The) Queen Of Fools – Jessica Williams – Passion 12”
06 04 Got To Get To You – Charade featuring Jessica – Passion 12”
07 12 Primitive Desire – Eastbound Expressway – Record Shack 12”
08 05 Take A Chance On Me / Instrumental – Waterfront Home – US Bobcat 12”
09 08 The Boys Come To Town – Earlene Bentley – Record Shack 12”
10 09 Burn It Up (Mr. DJ) – Risque – Dutch Polydor 12”/US Importe/12 remix
11 10 I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor – US Silver Blue 12”
12 18 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12”
13 20 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Koffie – US Pandisc 12”
14 29 Don’t Leave Me This Way – Slip – German Hansa 12”
15 11 Nothing But Heartaches / Nowhere To Run (Medley) – Deborah Washington – Canadian Street Level 12”
16 14 To Sir With Love – Vicki Sue Robinson – US Profile 12”
17 — The Twilight Zone – Rusty Egan – Warner Bros 12”
18 19 La Cage Aux Folles / Instrumental – Le Jete – US Megatone 12”
19 — Guilty / Angel Eyes (Medley) / Angel Eyes (Dub) – Lime – Canadian Matra 12”
20 — Destiny / Take My Heart Away (Remix) – Two Sisters / Gillian Lane – US Disconet LP
21 17 Love Your Body – Amanda Lear – German Ariola 12”
22 — Tubular Affair / Instrumental – Samoa Park – Italian Zanza 12”
23 — Karma Chameleon / I’ll Tumble 4 Ya – Culture Club – Virgin 12”
24 15 Band Of Gold (Clubhouse Mix) – Sylvester – London 12”
25 — Manpower / He’s A Saint He’s A Sinner / Beeline – Miquel Brown – Record Shack LP white label
26 16 When Will I See You Again – Magda Layna – US Megatone 12”
27 28 Makin’ Music – Gary’s Gang – CBS 12”
28 — Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt – French In The Mix 12”
29 — Lucky Tonight – Sarah Dash – US Megatone 12”
30=— Mandatory Love / Rocket To Your Heart – Lisa – US Moby Dick LP
30=— Love Taker / Instrumental – Stefano Pulga – US Disconet remix / Italian System Music 12”
30=— Walking On The Neon – Peter Richard – German Ariola 12”

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