ODDS ‘N’ BODS
LIONEL RICHIE’s import 12in of ‘All Night Long (All Night)’ is the LP-length 108½bpm remix with, really usefully, its instrumental as flip (great for mixing in at singalong points to catch your crowd in full voice!) . . . UK 12in releases will only qualify for Gallup’s combined main national singles chart as from the end of this month provided they feature the exact same tracks as the equivalent 7in, although remixed/extended versions will of course still be allowed: this may hopefully decrease the amount of creatively marketed pop product in the 12in chart, but could cause problems in cases like the new Michael Jackson 12in when two different mixes of the main track are padded with a throwaway filler, the filler though being 7in flip (where it makes good sense) — which track in the future would the company sacrifice, rather than have a 3-track 7in? . . . A&M pressed up all their 12in copies of the Jeffrey Osborne remix (yet to be received) and it wasn’t until freelance plugger Orin Cozier told ’em that they realised somehow every single one featured an extended instrumental instead of the vocal! . . . Disco Mix Club’s November oldies floor-filler should have read last week as part one of ‘Dr Soul’s ’60s Stompers’, mixed “live” by myself and left in such a way that next month’s girlie group part two will follow on perfectly if both are transposed onto a separate cassette . . . Alan Coulthard’s current DMC megamix is of George Benson, but more importantly he’s also megamixed together three tracks from Wham’s album for commercial 12in release as their next single, probably called ‘Club Fantastic’ . . . Radio London soul broadcaster Tony Blackburn was thoroughly entertaining in a corny self-mocking way last week at Dartford Flicks (where you can get nervous exhaustion watching Colin Hudd mix!), but some soul fans were disappointed he was so “Radio One Roadshow” — however, after much discussion, he says that at his next proper soul gig he’ll get behind the decks for a while just to prove he can actually play a record! . . . Flicks found a little knot of observers all kitted out in fancy knits — Ian Reading (Southend Zero 6), Nicky Peck (Medway), Tom Holland (Flicks), Ralph Tee (Groove On), Orin Cozier (Pzzazz) and me! . . . Big Al Mayfield (Guildford & Purley Cinderella’s Rockerfella’s) has been voted Mecca Leisure’s entertainer of the year, a DJ for the first time beating all the groups and singers . . . Channel 4’s Malibu World Disco Dancing UK final with its 138bpm music was won by Frankie Johnson Jr (Cardiff) doing a body building routine, runner-up the buxom Anita West (Hornchurch), their competition being jerky over-animated marionettes apart from the excellent Ray Dillon (Warley) and Everett Jervis (East London), who didn’t even make the final five despite being the only glimpse of 1983 on display — don’t Malibu realise that all the new excitement in dancing (especially in the public’s mind) is being caused by body popping and other sinuous movements done to slower funk tempos? . . Peter Stringfellow’s new Hippodrome doesn’t actually open until Friday next week (18) — oops, I knew there was an 8 in the date! NY Skyy impressed everyone at Hammersmith, while there just ain’t no stoppin’ Brass Construction once their rumbling bass/smacking drums rhythm machine gets put into gear — great! . . . Mayfair Gullivers then saw several of the guys, plus gig-visiting Ralph Randell (Birmingham Powerhouse) and Roger Tovell (Severn Sound), the latter telling me that around Gloucester The Tribe ‘Jungle Rock‘ is currently huge . . . Discomart ’83 is this Sunday (13) from noon-5.30pm at Gloucester Leisure Centre in Station Road, £1 general admission, the equipment exhibition including a high power laser and periodical demonstrations of a full sound and light show . . . Rush Release (65 Bedford Hill, London SW12) are updating their Groovemasters mailing list for electro/rap/scratch jocks — and Lydon ‘T’ at Polo Records (351 Edgware Road, London W2), still looking for funky acts to sign, is updating his lists too . . London Records promoted The Walkers by sending DJs a slip mat — yes, just the one! . . . Shannon is now top US Dance/Disco hit . . . Slick ‘Space Bass’ (US Fantasy D-218) is out again on import in a slight remix . . . Charing Cross Heaven DJ/hot hi-NRG producer Ian Levine has megamixed together an excellent ‘Twelve Inches Of Pleasure‘ LP (Proto 1) full of fast Boys Town chart stuff . . . Pinnacle’s new Red Rooster label will be releasing Koffie here . . . Liverpool Concert Street jock Gary Allan is looking for a DJ capable of non-stop high energy mixing for possible work starting January (not necessarily in Liverpool) — if you’re really good, send career details and demo tape to him at 7 Gatley Drive, Maghull, Liverpool L31 3DH . . . Bob Jones miaows that the Caister chart should have been determined by all the jocks who worked there rather than just two — ooh! (but have you ever tried to get them all to agree on a chart?!), Bob ‘Dr Jazz’ is himself back reviving the goodies every Tuesday at Chelmsford’s Countryman in Victoria Road, and this Thurs (10) at Hemel Hempstead Whip & Collar, Fri (11) at Sheffield Green Sheffield Arms near Uckfield . . . Chris Dinnis starts souling Thursdays this week (10) at Taunton Kingstons in Station Road with a PA by David Grant (faint, swoonl) . . .Chris Hill joins Kev Ashman & Tom Felton at Charing King Arthur’s Court this Friday (28), when Robbie Vincent & Tom Holland soul Dartford Flicks, and Jeff Young joins Dave Collins at Staines Jacksons . . . King Enri at Deptford Cheeks (Fri) and West Kingsdown Kings Lodge (Sat) is after guest star PAs for both venues on 01-852 3900 (shop hours) . . . Grandmaster Flash ‘The Message’ has been adapted into a current Green Cross Code road safety jingle — so how long before they get around to STAY OFF THOSE YELLOW LINES!
ARNIE’S LOVE: ‘I’m Out Of Your Life’ (Streetwave WAVEL 9)
The very soulful light voiced Arnie turns out to be Toney Lee’s brother, getting cooing support on a superb dreamily shuffling 0-104bpm 12in swaying jogger that’s already been an overnight sales sensation on import . . . possibly because side one’s fading tag is just like the start of side two’s jazzier instrumental version, making two copies pretty well essential so you can prolong the groove! Pure class.
RONNIE McNEIR & INSTANT GROOVE: ‘Just Can’t Let You Go’ (US Crossroad Entertainment Corp CR 12-2)
Bunky Shepherd’s new soul label now hits us with a fantastic pent-up jittery little 102bpm 12in shuffle, jiggle ‘n kick jogger based on the Herb Alpert ‘Rise’ riff (they mix divinely!), Ronnie and friends swapping lead vocals around bluesy harmonica, guitar and organ while whipping up an ultra-infectious storm (inst flip). It is dynamite!
CUBA GOODING: ‘Happiness Is Just Around The Bend’ (London LONX 41)
Arthur Baker powers this terrific zappily infectious 120-119-120bpm 12in revival of Cuba’s Main Ingredient oldie with a driving ‘Billie Jean’ beat and shrill supporting chix, setting up a frisky lick that’s got most dance crowds covered (119bpm dub/acappella flip). Sit still if you can!
MICHAEL JACKSON: ‘Thriller’ (Epic TA 3643)
A year later we finally get his album’s Rod Temperton-penned FX-118-0bpm classic on 12in, flipped by an edited 118⅔bpm remix which starts abruptly without the howling hounds and fades before Vincent Price’s rap ‘n laughter (there’s also a messy live ‘Things I Do For You‘ by the Jacksons as bonus filler — see Odds ‘n’ Bods). Pity it’s too late for Halloween, but everyone got their albums out then, anyway!
DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES: ‘Say It Isn’t So’ (RCA RCAT 375)
Belatedly on 12in, this dynamite 113bpm blue-eyed chugger has a ‘Billie Jean’-ish beat that s like Lydia Murdock doing their old 110bpm ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’ — hint hint! — terrific for mixing, with not one but two beefy breaks and a dub flip. Vital vinyl!
MARY STEVENS: ‘Find Your Love’ (US Ti “D” Records MS-129)
Yeah! A lively lovely little jittery 114-113-112-114-115bpm 12in skipper of obscure origin likely to excite purist soul jocks with its natural breeziness and straightforward unformularized approach (inst flip). A breath of fresh air, on a par with Curtis Hairston.
MARVIN GAYE: ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ (Motown TMGT 987)
Useful 3-track 12in nostalgia pack, most welcome being this newly extended 114(intro)-118½ bpm classic and 1963’s original 122bpm ‘Wherever I Lay My Hat (That’s My Home)’ — from Motown’s early “cha cha” period, pre-“formula” — although officially plug side is the gently drifting 0-99-100-101-102bpm ‘What’s Going On’.
MAURICE STARR: ‘Spacey Lady’ (US Arista AD1-9113)
The producer of Tom Browne’s ‘Rockin’ Radio’ now brazenly uses the same synthesized rhythm track for his own 118⅔bpm 12in hip hopper! With urgent vocal, chants and dialogue it’s if anything even more effective like this (inst flip).
THE MOTOR CITY CREW: ‘Scratch Break (Glove Style)’ (Motown TMGT 1325)
Exciting electro silliness, though not as catchy as ‘Wikki Wikki’ or clever as ‘Two Three Break’, this juddering and scratching 111bpm hip hopper is surprisingly “street” for LA-based Motown and was originally hidden as an import B-side but here rightly gets elevated to A-side status on 3-track 12in, over the untidy ‘Let’s Break‘ chant/instrumental which formed its raw material.
B BEAT GIRLS: ‘Jungle Swing’ (US 25 West Records TFW 1008)
Juddering 116bpm 12in hip hop in three versions, deadpan squeaky chicks vocal, stark dub, or — and this is the one to excite electro freaks — marathon long ‘Nasty Jungle Scratch Version’ in which once the beat is set up the scratching carries on unaccompanied for a while (great for fooling your public when synched over something else!). If you’re gone on scratch you gotta get it.
CENTRAL LINE: ‘Time For Some Fun’ (Mercury MERX 148)
White labelled ahead of full release next week, this Roy Carter-produced solidly socking stark 118bpm smacker has taut vocals coming in bursts of intensity, on 3-track 12in with its looser inst and the monotonous 109bpm ‘Conviction‘ instrumental, “specially made for body popping” (though none too hot) and not on their imminent album.
JAMES INGRAM: ‘Yah Mo B There’ (LP ‘It’s Your Night’ German Qwest 92-3970-1)
No relation of the other Ingram family, the guy around whom Lamont Dozier constructed Zingara finally makes his Quincy Jones-produced solo debut, this Rod Temperton co-penned light 116½-117bpm shuffler duetted with Michael (Doobie) McDonald very mixably having the ‘Thriller’ rhythm (though less impact), while ‘One More Rhythm‘ is a Temperton-penned Bob James/AI Jarreau-ish great goodtime sassily brassy 104bpm strutter, the title track a soulfully jolting 93½bpm jogger, ‘Try Your Love Again‘ a pleasant 117bpm jiggly swayer, and the gentle 0-102/51bpm ‘Whatever We Imagine‘ most rhythmic of the classy smoochers — however, the set’s first single is the dull gruffly Prince-ish smacking 114¼bpm ‘Party Animal‘ (Qwest W9493T), on 3-track 12in with an edit and the ambiguous slow calypso-ish 65/130bpm ‘Come A Da Machine‘ (not on LP).
RAY PARKER JR: ‘I Don’t Wanna Know’ (LP ‘Woman Out Of Control’ US Arista AL8 8087)
Ray’s smartly self-prod/penned set tries to cover all bases and is spot on target here at least with this croakingly soulful buoyantly bumping 104bpm jogger (good out of Lionel ‘Love Will Find A Way’), the instrumental funk 114bpm ‘N2U2‘ being his latest ‘For Those Who Like To Groove’ while the vocodered/chix chanted long 0-119½bpm ‘Invasion‘ with amusing dialogue inserts is semi-electro, the punchily strutting 120bpm ‘Electronic Lover‘ is Prince-ish, the 124bpm title track is like a blatantly pop-aimed Rick James, his nice slowies being the 41½/83bpm 10, ‘She Still Feels The Need’, 104/52bpm ‘In The Heat Of The Night’, 83bpm ‘I Still Can’t Get Over Loving You’.
TOM BROWNE: ‘Brighter Tomorrow’ (LP ‘Rockin’ Radio’ Arista 205151)
Jazzier purist jocks predictably have gone for this Carol Woods-sung languidly tripping 113bpm swayer, but harder hip hop goodies are the electro backed 111bpm ‘Crusin’‘, 119½bpm ‘Turn It Up (Come On Y’All)‘ and interestingly complex semi-slow 113bpm ‘Mr. Business‘.
AFRICAKI: ‘Ayiko Bia’ (US Easy Street EZS-7504)
Doing for afro what Monyaka did for reggae, this throbbing 125bpm 12in chanter is the sort of thing that certain key DJs can break wide open, the more complex much longer instrumental(-ish) flip getting into a ‘Jingo’ groove. One to watch.
CARGO: ‘Tender Touch’ (CG Records CG 1022, via City Sounds/Greyhound)
Dave (“& Ansel”) Collins-sung gently soulful subtle classy 105bpm 12in swayer by Mike Carr’s moonlighting jazz group, deceptively starting as it builds tension to a spiky break before some jiggly piano (inst/edit flip) — not an immediate grabber maybe, but a bit of a grower.
THE JONES GIRLS: ‘Knockin” (LP ‘On Target! RCA PL 84817)
Last week’s review should have read that this lovely slow 0-106bpm atmospheric swayer is in typical Jones style while a nice summer tempo 0-98⅓bpm revival of Barbara Lewis’s ‘Baby I’m Yours‘ synchs perfectly over the Mary Jane Girls’ All Night Long’ instrumental.
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘I Want My Baby Back’ (LP ‘Heaven Only Knows’ US Philadelphia International FZ 38646)
A somewhat suspect return to vinyl for Teddy, minus any of his reported new movie soundtrack material and instead made up of old fashioned arrangements from various producers — so, while probably not “new”, it’s still good TP with this 68- 69bpm smoocher and the wailing 63bpm ‘Just Because You’re Mine‘ best slowies, the quite chunky typical ’79-style McFadden & Whitehead co-prod/penned 114-116bpm ‘You And Me For Right Now‘ and Dexter Wansel-prod/arr/penned similarly dated 114bpm ‘Judge For Yourself‘ best dancers.
DAVID SANBORN: ‘I Told U So’ (LP ‘Backstreet’ German Warner Bros 92-3906-1)
The saxist’s Marcus Miller-dominated instrumental set may be less useful than usual, apart from this good steadily tripping fluid 104bpm tootler (nice out of Lionel ‘Love Will Find A Way’) and possibly the blurbing fast 124bpm ‘Bums Cathedral‘, but as it’s from WEA doubtless there’ll be DJs trying the 49-97⅓bpm ‘When You Smile At Me‘, 112⅓/56bpm ‘Blue Beach‘, 42/84-0bpm ‘Neither One Of Us’, 138bpm ‘Believer’ as well. They’re all good listening.
THE WALKERS: ‘(Whatever Happened To) The Party Groove’ (London LONX 39)
North London dancer/singer trio with an affectionate line in Britfunk nostalgia looking wistfully back to ’75 (if not earlier) on a lightweight synthetically backed 119½bpm 12in jolter which could have been better but should strike a responsive chord or two, with a more beefily romping 0- 121bpm ‘Sky’s The Limit‘ flip. Whatever happened to my Transylvania Twist?
GEORGE CLINTON: ‘Nubian Nut’ (US Capitol 8572)
More nutty P’funk rap, although not quite another ‘Dog Talk’, this bassily juddering 111bpm 12in thudder could work well with ‘White Lines’ as it has the same sort of off-centre rhythm bias.
BERNARD WRIGHT : ‘Funky Beat’ (US Arista 601002)
Proving to be the hip hop fans’ fave from young Bernard’s split personality LP, this now extended electro backed and vocodered 105bpm 12in rapper has some acoustic jazz piano lending cool to it too (LP length flip).
EDGAR WINTER: ‘Frankenstein 1984’ (US Body Rock BR 5001)
His 1973 original instrumental (on Epic) was itself a foretaste of electro-funk, and actually better than this new juddering 103bpm 12in remake which is too strung out before the still excitingly yowling freaky climax (which used to slot into Slade’s ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’ for ear-splitting effect!), the long ‘Monster Version ‘ with some scratching, shorter vocodered ‘Human Version’ and obvious ‘Monster Rap’ all having use for electro mixers though.
FORMULA V: ‘Killer Groove I’ (US Write On Records WO-12”-012)
Sparse semi-instrumental 122bpm 12in electro jolter very like ‘Mirda Rock’ with vocoder muttering the title line, its even more instrumental 121bpm ‘Killer Groove II‘ flip starting with a useful “everybody from the east coast – ho!” (etc).
WHODINI: ‘Rap Machine’ (Jive JIVE T 45)
Disappointingly routine 107bpm rapper over an ugly dull beat, on 3- track UK 12in with dub/acappella flip, their similar format import 12in ‘Yours For A Night‘ (US Jive JD 1-9114) being a better quite soulful 111bpm jittery swayer, while the rest of the rapping duo’s ‘Whodini’ LP (Jive HIP 10) has only two other newies, the Roy Carter-produced emptily thudding 100½bpm ‘Underground‘ with a terribly English chap talking, and Conny Plank-prod story-telling 105bpm ‘Nasty Lady‘ – which is best of all, apart from their earlier singles.
FREEEZ: ‘Love’s Gonna Get You’ (Beggars Banquet BEF 103T)
The duo revert from boppy electropop to the specialist ranks for a mushy half-hearted 50-100bpm stab at Shakatak/Imagination-type territory, except the latter would have done it better. However, the 12in flip features Alan Coulthard’s previously promo-only 117½ . . . 102bpm ‘Gonna Get You (Megamix)‘ of all their album’s tracks medleyed together.
THE S.O.S. BAND: ‘Tell Me If You Still Care’ (Tabu TA 3927)
Slick, bland and to my mind gutless but pleasant slow smoothly harmonised 80bpm ticker at current Isley Bros tempo (lots of others think it’s ‘triff), on 3-track 12in with its inst and the snappily smacking 121bpm ‘If You Want My Love‘.
DISCO TOP 85 – NOVEMBER 12, 1983
01 01 All Night Long (All Night)/Instrumental – Lionel Richie – Motown US 12in/LP Remix
02 03 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12in
03 02 I Want You (All Tonight) – Curtis Hairston – RCA 12in
04 04 All My Life – Major Harris – London 12in
05 05 Tonight/Instrumental – Steve Harvey – London 12in
06 07 Happiness Is Just Around The Bend – Cuba Gooding – London 12in
07 12 White Lines – Grandmaster & Melle Mel – Sugarhill 12in
08 06 Let The Music Play (Dub Version)/(Vocal) – Shannon – Club 12in
09 48 Thriller – Michael Jackson – Epic 12in
10 45 (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine – Instant Funk – US Salsoul 12in
11 09 Just Can’t Get Enough/Don’t Give Up Your Dream/I Can’t Live Without You – Lew Kirton – US Believe In A Dream LP
12 41 Ain’t Nobody/Stop On By – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Warner Bros 12in
13 15 Spice Of Life – Manhattan Transfer – German Atlantic LP
14 42 I’m Out Of Your Life/Instrumental – Arnie’s Love – Streetwave 12in
15 21 I Wanna Be With You – Armenta – Savoir Faire 12in
16 17 (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew – Rock Steady Crew – Charisma 12in
17 08 Body Work – Hot Streak – Polydor 12in
18 23 Get It On – Spence – Arista 12in
19 32 Brighter Tomorrow/Crusin’/Turn It Up (Come On Y’all)/Mr. Business – Tom Browne – Arista LP
20 27 Steppin’ Out/Stellar Fungk – Slave – Atlantic 12in
21 40 Dressing Up! – Street Angels – Street Beat12in
22 24 The Sound Of Music – Dayton – US Capitol LP
23 37 Love Will Find A Way – Lionel Richie – Motown LP
24 11 Rescue Me – Sybil Thomas – West End 12in
25 10 Rockin’ Radio – Tom Browne – Arista 12in
26 14 What I Got Is What You Need – Unique – Prelude 12in
27 13 All Over Your Face – Ronnie Dyson – Atlantic 12in
28 19 Turn You Out (In & Out)/Show Down/Shake It Up – Slave – German Cotillion LP
29 31 It’s Your Turn – Delegation – CBS 12in
30 50 Love Will Find A Way – David Grant – Chrysalis 12in
31 18 Go Deh Yaka – Monyaka – Polydor 12in
32 38 Fantasy Real – Phil Fearon & Galaxy – Ensign 12in
33 46 Move Your Body/Funky Beat/Get Your Lover Back/Won’t You Let Me Love You – Bernard Wright – US Arista LP
34 16 Ladies Choice – Stone City Band – Gordy 12in
35 26 A Time Like This – Haywoode – CBS 12in
36 36 Superstar – Lydia Murdock – Korova 12in
37 63 Scratch Break (Glove Style) – Motor City Crew – Motown 12in
38 60 Over And Over – Shalamar – Solar 12in
39 28 All Night Long (Waterbed) – Kevie Kev – US Sugarhill 12in
40 59 Wildstyle/Instrumental (Remixes) – Time Zone – Celluloid 12in
41 22 Give Me Your Love – Active Force – A&M 12in/US Remix
42 25 Talk To Me – Lew Kirton – Epic 12in
43 33 Break Dancin’ — Electric Boogie – West Street Mob – Sugarhill 12in
44 43 Micro-Kid (Remix) – Level 42 – Polydor 12in
45 35 Play That Beat Mr. DJ – G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid – US Tommy Boy 12in
46 29 Electric Kingdom – Twilight 22 – US Vanguard 12in
47 65 Holiday – Madonna – German Sire LP
48 20 Autodrive – Herbie Hancock – CBS 12in
49 76 Good Love – Rome Jefferies – US Rain Records 12in
50 55 Don’t Let It Go To Your Head – Fat Larry’s Band – WMOT 12in
51 51 I Want Your Love/Yours Forever – Atlantic Starr – US A&M LP
52 69 Lagos Jump – Third World – CBS LP/Dutch CBS 12in/US Columbia 12in
53 52 Pop Goes My Love/Scratch Goes My Dub – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12in
54 47 Foot In The Door – Onward International – Paladin 12in
55 74 Cavern – Liquid Liquid – US 99 12in EP
56 30 I’m Ready (If You’re Ready) (Remix) – Gap Band – Total Experience 12in
57 — Spacey Lady – Maurice Starr – US Arista 12in
58 57 Playboy – Teena Marie – US Epic LP
59 — I Love It/Trust Me – Lillo Thomas – Capitol 12in
60 62 After Loving You – Omari – US Bound Sound 12in
61 67 Serious/Respect/So Many Ways – Billy Griffin – US Columbia LP
62 34 Two, Three, Break – The B Boys – US Vintertainment 12in
63 — New Dimension (Electro Mix) – Imagination – R&B 12in
64 71 Private Party/Don’t Knock It (Until You Try It) – Bobby Nunn – US Motown LP
65 — Say Say Say/Instrumental – Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson – Parlophone 12in
66 — So Different – Kinky Foxx – US Sound Of New York 12in
67 39 You’ve Gotta Believe – ‘Love Bug’ Starski – US The Fever 12in
68 64 Makin’ Music/Dub Mix – Gary’s Gang – CBS 12in
69 66 In Your Eyes – George Benson – Warner Bros 12in
70 70 Can You Feel The Groove Tonight/If I’m Your Lover – ConFunkShun – US Mercury LP
71 49 Rock The World!!! – Crown Heights Affair – De-Lite 12in
72 73 You’re My Number 1 – Radiance – US Are ‘N Be 12in
73 84 Love Game – Pure Energy – US Prism 12in
74 81 Wet My Whistle – Midnight Star – Solar 12in
75 56 Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It) – Captain Rapp – US Saturn 12in
76 — Yah Mo B There/It’s Your Night/One More Rhythm – James Ingram – German Qwest LP
77 75 Baby I’m Yours/Knockin’ – Jones Girls – RCA LP
78 53 Love Town (Froggy Mix) – Booker Newberry III – Montage 12in
79 – Bless The Ladies – Oliver Cheatham – MCA 12in
80 — Get Into The Mix/Scratcher’s Delight – DJ Divine – US West End 12in
81 — I’m Billie Jean – Bullet – US Earwax 12in
82 61 Shine On Me (New York Remix) – One Way – MCA 12in
83 — I’ve Got Love – Bogaz – AGR 12in
84 — I Told U So/A Tear For Crystal – David Sanborn – German Warner Bros LP
85 85 Get Out Of My Mix/Get On Out Of My Mix (Special Dub Version) – Dolby’s Cube – US Capitol 12in
BUBBLING UNDER THE Disco 85 are:
Trouble Funk ‘Say What?’ (US DETT 12in)
Jennifer Holliday ‘Just Let Me Wait’ (US Geffen LP)
Jimmy Cliff ‘Reggae Night’ (CBS 12in)
Baiser ‘Summer Breeze’ (Canadian Celsius 12in)
Teddy Pendergrass ‘I Want My Baby Back’/’You And Me For Right Now’ (US Philadelphia Int LP)
B Beat Girls ‘Jungle Swing’ (US 25 West 12in)
The SOS Band ‘Tell Me If You Still Care’ (Tabu 12in)
Ronnie McNeil ‘Just Can’t Let You Go’ (US Crossroad 12in)
Elbow Bones ‘A Night In New York’ (US EMI America 12in)
The Dub Band ‘Reggae High’ (EMI 12in)
Ebony Brothers Brighten Up Your Night’ (RCA 12in)
Sinitta ‘Never Too Late’, (Midas 12in)
Tourist ‘Hooked On You (US Reelin & Rockin 12in)
George Clinton ‘Nubian Nut’ (US Capitol 12in)
The Tribe ‘Jungle Rock’ (US Prelude 12in)
Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (f/c/r for fade/cold/resonant endings)
Shakin’ Stevens 124f, Madness 142-0r, ABC (0-)130-128c, Police (0-)157-161f, Limahl (0-)1140f, Joy Division 147f, Rainbow 118f, Eurythmics 84f, Marilyn 0-153f, Aztec Camera 112r, Major Harris 117f, David Bowie 0-138-141-0f, Imagination 120c, Danse Society, 146f, Brian May 0-167-0f, plus corrections to Duran Duran 115½f, Adam Ant 0-106f, Eddy Grant 115f.
NIGHT CLUB CHART
01 01 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12in
02 03 I Want You (All Tonight) – Curtis Hairston – RCA 12in
03 02 (Hey You) The Rocksteady Crew – Rocksteady Crew – Charisma 12in
04 07 The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats – Statik 12in
05 10 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12in
06 08 Say Say Say (Instrumental)/(Vocal) – Paul McCartney/Michael Jackson – Parlophone 12in
07 04 Blue Monday/The Beach – New Order – Factory 12in
08 06 Go Deh Yaka (Go To The Top) – Monyaka – Polydor 12in
09 05 Superstar – Lydia Murdock – Korova 12in
10 09 Body Work – Hot Streak – Polydor 12in
11 14 Love Will Find A Way – David Grant – Chrysalis 12in
12 11 I’ll Tumble 4 Ya/Karma Chameleon – Culture Club – Virgin 12in
13 13 What I Got Is What You Need – Unique – Prelude 12in
14 12 Love Reaction – Divine – Design Communications 12in
15 30 Tonight – Steve Harvey – London 12in
16 19 Micro-Kid – Level 42 – Polydor 12in
17 17 Talk To Me – Lew Kirton – Epic 12in
18 22 Over And Over – Shalamar – Solar 12in
19 15 Superman – Black Lace – Flair 12in
20 18 New Song – Howard Jones – WEA 12in
21 20 Ladies’ Choice – Stone City Band – Gordy 12in
22 — All My Life – Major Harris – London 12in
23 16 Pop Goes My Love/Scratch Goes My Dub – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12in
24 28 Rockin’ Radio – Tom Browne – Arista 12in
25 25 In Your Eyes – George Benson – Warner Bros 12in
26 — It’s Your Turn – Delegation – CBS 12in
27 21 I Think I Want To Dance With You – Rumple-Stilts-Skin – Montage 12in
28 — Uptown Girl – Billy Joel – CBS 12in
29 — Kissing With Confidence – Will Powers – Island 12in
30 — Rescue Me – Sybil Thomas – West End 12in
BOYS TOWN DISCO CHART
01= 01 Catch Me (I’m Falling In Love) – Marsha Raven – Passion 12in
01= 05 Earthquake – Flirtations – Siam/Proto 12in
03 09 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12in
04 08 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Koffie – US Pandisc 12in
05 13 I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor – US Silver Blue 12in
06 03 Take A Chance On Me – Waterfront Home – US Bobcat 12in
07 02 Love Reaction/Instrumental – Divine – Design Communications 12in
08 04 (They Call Me The) Queen Of Fools – Jessica Williams – Passion 12in
09 06 I Don’t Want To Talk About It – Pamela Stanley – US Komander 12in/ Disconet remix
10 07 Burn It Up (Mr. DJ) – Risque – US Importe/12 Remix/Dutch Polydor 12in
11 10 Primitive Desire – Eastbound Expressway – Record Shack 12in
12 15 Manpower/He’s A Saint He’s A Sinner/So Many Men So Little Time (Re-Recorded Remix)Beeline/Sunny Day – Miquel Brown – Record Shack LP Promo
13 19 La Cage Aux Folles/Instrumental – Le Jeté – US Megatone 12in
14 11 The Boys Come To Town – Earlene Bentley – Record Shack 12in
15 30= Don’t Leave Me This Way (Mega-Mix) – Slip – Proto 12in Promo
16 23 Makin’ Music/Dub Mix – Gary’s Gang – CBS 12in
17 26 Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt – French In The Mix/US Streetwise 12in
18 12 Destiny/Take My Heart Away (Remix)/Love On The Rocks/Loquita – Two Sisters/Gillian Lane/Lama/Dave Valentin – US Disconet LP
19 14 Nothing But Heartaches/Nowhere To Run (Medley) – Deborah Washington – Canadian Street Level 12in
20 — All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12in
21 24 DJ Girl – Miss Kimberley – US Bobcat 12in
22 29 Rocket To Your Heart/Mandatory Love – Lisa – US Moby Dick LP
23 17 Guilty/Angel Eyes (Medley)/Angel Eyes (Dub) – Lime – Canadian Matra 12in
24 18 Sing-Sing-Sing – The Broads – Proto 12in
25 22 The Twilight Zone – Rusty Egan – Warner Bros 12in
26 21 Walking In The Neon – Peter Richard – German Ariola 12in
27 20 Love Your Body – Amanda Lear – German Ariola 12in
28 16 Don’t Leave Me This Way – Slip – German Hansa 12in
29 27 I’ll Tumble 4 Ya/Karma Chameleon – Culture Club – Virgin 12in
30 — Got To Get To You (Remix) – Charade featuring Jessica – Passion 12in-