ODDS ‘N’ BODS
Robbie Vincent starts the new year on January 1st with a weekly Sunday 10pm-midnight soul show on BBC Radio One (simulcast on stereo Radio Two), “more or less a national version of my Radio London Saturday lunchtime show”, says Robbie . . . Dave Gregory on Southend’s Essex Radio (95.3 & 96.4 FM, 210/1359 & 220/1431 MW) not only has a Friday 7-9pm soul edition of his daily ‘The Gregamix’ but also now presents a Saturday 6-9pm ‘Electric Boogie’ with weekly disco DJ guests . . . Mayfair Gullivers DJ Graham Gold has David Joseph as guest on his very last Sunday 10am-midday JFM show, before switching next week to the Mon-thru-Fri 1.30- 4pm slot on the now 7 days a week 187/1602 MW London station . . . Wham are disclaiming all responsibility for their new ‘Club Fantastic Megamix‘ in an on-going argument with their record company Inner Vision, but have not unnaturally got its innocent mixer Alan Coulthard upset by telling their fans not to buy it (he needs the money!) . . . ‘Street Sounds Edition 7‘ will have Lydia Murdock ‘Superstar’/Curtis Hairston ‘I Want You’/Dayton ‘Sound Of Music’/ Tom Browne ‘Brighter Tomorrow’/Billy Griffin ‘Respect’/Lew Kirton ‘Talk To Me’/Instant Funk ‘You’ll Be Mine’/Lillo Thomas ‘I Love It’/Second Image ‘Don’t You’/Jones Girls ‘Knockin’, while Morgan Khan’s most ambitious project yet, the approximately 180 track ‘Dance Decade‘ boxed set has grown to 14 albums (or 9 cassettes) all for about £29, due in a fortnight or so . . . Island’s new club plugger Adrian Sykes is compiling additional mailing lists for experimental/alternative-type music, Hi-NRG, and video-using DJs — if you’re into one of those categories and can prove it, apply to Adrian at Island Records, 22 St Peters Square, London W6 . . . Angus Robertson is also compiling an alternative-type list at Illuminated Records, 452 Fulham Road, London SW6 . . . Mark Franklyn invites all nearby workers (and UB40 holders) to his Friday lunchtime soul club in The Royal Oak, Tooley Street, near London Bridge . . . Roger Dynamite has taken over his regular venue Tiffanys in Gt Yarmouth to promote his own ’60s/Motown night this Friday (25), when Steve Walsh funks Fleet Country Club and Jeff Young souls Dartford Flicks . . . Radio London soul broadcaster Tony Blackburn joins George Alexander and a PA by Phil Fearon at Harrow Leisure Centre this Saturday (26) . . . Greg Wilson & Chad Jackson mix up “The Perfect Beat” weekly on Mondays now at Bolton’s Dance Factory, where resident jock Peter Lee has moved ‘Dr Soul’s ’60s Stompers‘ to number one — Al Duprés (Cardiff Neros) and Nick Davies (Watford New Penny) are amongst those reporting great reaction, too . . . Norman Scott is calling Thursday at Haringey’s gay Lazers the ‘Stepping Back’ club with nothing but ’60s music and an opening special next week (1) of Helen Shapiro doing a one hour live show! . . . London Town Radio Roadshow is permanently at Bethnal Green’s Weavers Arms in Roman Road (free admission, pub hours), souled by The Big M Thur/Fri, Big Phil Etgart Sat/Sun . . . Peter Stringfellow opened his Hippodrome regardless that the lights weren’t working properly yet — and in fact their controlling computer is unlikely to be installed before Christmas . . . Dave Perry has already replaced the “too tired” Des Russell as resident jock at Edgbaston Faces French Club Jardine . . . Ian Gordon, upset by the national notoriety of King Kurt’s recent appearance there, left Liverpool’s Venue for calmer crowds at a the nearby Pembroke Sporting Club’s Brakes disco . . . Jonathan Guy, recently “blooded” by his first summer season in Wales now does the Cellar disco in Manchester University Students’ Union . . . Andy ‘Snake Hips’ Baker (0745-591135) is after a venue around the Mersey / Manchester / Cheshire / Lancashire area, and is not only a DJ but VJ too . . . Michael Sowden (24 St Annes Road, Caversham, Berks RG4 7PA) needs a 12in of Fantastique ‘Mama Told Me‘ — any offers? . . . Shaun James (Leighton Buzzard Unicorn) says one clever little member of the Aylesbury Posse pointed out the “get down” scratches on DJ Divine are from Raw Silk ‘Do It To The Music’ — Shaun also adds that with import 7in, UK 12in, LP, US 12in instrumental, Lionel Richie ‘All Night Long’ is getting just a bit expensive (but the instrumental is easier to mix into Herb Alpert ‘Red Hot’!) . . . Ray Parker Jr ‘N2U2‘ synchs sensationally right through Spence ‘Get It On‘, The System ‘Sweat‘ not surprisingly synchs ditto with Howard Johnson ‘Let’s Take Time Out‘ while Ronnie McNeir is great synched out of the Arnie’s Love fading tag . . . Instant Funk’s ‘Kinky’ LP, sleeve apart, is not so hot, other disappointing import sets being Maurice Starr, Howard Johnson, Earth Wind & Fire — though Womack & Womack is good soul, Ron Banks pleasant . . . Paddington’s Bluebird Records shop were dead impressed by the immediate reader response to their very first ad in RM last week, getting enquiries from places they’d never heard from before . . . Palo Alto Jazz has dropped the “Jazz” from its name, just by chance as the US label’s jazz saxist Richie Cole joins veteran country saxist Boots Randolph for an album reviving mainly ’50s C&W and R&B classics, including a 7in-issued remake of Randolph’s own raucous ’63 hit, ‘Yakety Sax’! . . . Trevor Hughes (Telford 592648) due to ill health is selling off lots of his Northern Soul and some Jazz/funk records . . . Steven Fay (Darwen) doesn’t have the Invitations ‘Skiing In The Snow‘ but gets great reaction to a version by the Beach Girls, which cost him a fortune anyway! . . Graham ‘Disco Kid’ Cambridge (York) asked over 500 of his mobile Outer Limits disco punters to compile an all-time chart and Little Eva ‘The Loco-motion’ came in at number five! . . . LET THE MUSIC PLAY!
EARTHA KITT ‘Where Is My Man’ (Record Shack SOHOT 11, via IDS)
The latest “diva” to revive her fortunes after adoption by Boys Town, the veteran growling and purring chanteuse sets all her cornily seductive tricks to a tuneful simple solidly pulsating 117bpm 12in rhythm produced by Jacques Morali (inst flip), good out of Madonna and likely to cross over massively once radio jocks follow Greg Edwards in playing it to death. You’ve been warned.
GERRY TREW: ‘Deeper’ (Bluebird BRT 6, via PRT)
Possibly Steve Jerome’s best-ever song, this softly starting then huskily crooned spurting and soaring 112bpm 12in hustler has female backups, exotic brass and thumping break, all rising to several exciting crescendoes and sounding extremely powerful on radio especially (where it should have wide appeal). Selling well in London after many plays on Capital, it’s looking like a hit for the Watford Baileys singer.
SHARON REDD: ‘Somebody Save The Night’ (LP ‘Love How You Feel’ Dutch Rams Horn RHR 5065)
Prod/penned by Eric Matthew with no mention of Steve Harvey amongst the sleeve’s fulsome thanks!), Sharon’s insubstantial but danceable set —oddly out first in Holland — revolves rhythmically around her now drastically slowed-down 112bpm title track hit, this 113bpm canterer and the faster 120bpm ‘You’re A Winner‘ both imperceptibly mixing with it for a good sandwich, while the chunkier ‘Activate‘ and ‘Got Ya’ Where I Want‘ are both 0-114bpm, the slightly Mtume-ish ‘Sweet Sensation‘ is a pleasant 92½bpm slow slinker, and ‘Liar On the Wire‘ a rock-tinged 109bpm throbber.
KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Straight Ahead’ (LP ‘In The Heart’ French De-Lite 540055)
Self-produced without Deodato, the Gang’s annual album (reaching us from France first) revives recent formulae without adding anything fresh from ’83, which may affect its acceptance. Due on UK 12in next week, this typical but not particularly memorable 120bpm pusher and the better ‘Get Down On It’-type 118bpm ‘You Can Do It‘ are most obvious dancers, along with the lacklustre 120bpm ‘Tonight‘ and 115bpm ‘Rollin’‘, the US-issued lovely rolling 105bpm ‘Joanna‘ and also subduedly ‘Get Down On It’-ish 106bpm title track are good mid-tempo swayers (maybe the set’s most enduring?), while by coincidence all three radio smoochers once they reach a tempo are 35/70bpm.
GEORGE BENSON: ‘Inside Love (So Personal)’ (Warner Bros W 9427T)
Obviously long after initial interest in its instrumental US 12in has died, here’s the Kashif-penned 117bpm 12in vocal version with twiddly guitar-answering scat that was the current LP’s first single in the States, flipped (for what seems the umpteenth time) by his old live 122-116-114-121-0bpm ‘On Broadway‘. Surely most fans have the album?
HASHIM: ‘Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)’ (US Cutting Records CR-200)
Usefully mixable good simple 122½bpm 12in hip hop beat box instrumental with subdued scratching and a thrusting tempo pausing for brief splurges of synth (alternative flip and two bonus beats). Strangely I can’t recall anyone using the obviously effective rotary saw as a label design before.
FRANCINE McGEE: ‘Delirium’ (Bluebird Records BRT 5)
Reissued early jazz-funk monster from 1978’s ‘Shame’ era, a schlurping hi-hat/rattling percussion powered 129-130-127-129-131-130bpm 12in electric keyboards racer, instrumental (originally flip) of the current B-side’s ‘Feelin’ Good‘ vocal by the named artiste.
LONNIE LISTON SMITH: ‘Expansions’ (Bluebird Records BRT 4)
Another jazz-funk classic that inarguably became biggest of them all in the late ’70s — so much so that today it’s almost an over-played cliché of ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ proportions — this 1975-recorded 122-125-127bpm 12in shuffling floater has jingling, tinkling, burbling and patting percussion driving a synth-washed jittery groove with tootling flute and cool vocal by keyboardist Lonnie’s brother Donald. Every home should have one . . . if they don’t already.
LIONEL RICHIE: ‘Running With The Night’ (Motown TMGT 1234)
This rapidly released (to catch Christmas?) cantering 120bpm 12in remix of his AOR rock-type album track will mean less to soul jocks than to their pop brethren, although the former should check the flip’s pleasant 113bpm ‘Serves You Right‘ which was to my mind his solo debut’s best bet last year . . . but wouldn’t a coupling of his US instrumental ‘All Night Long’ have been even better?
CLUB HOUSE: ‘Superstition/Good Times’ (Island 121S 147)
Stevie Wonder evidently objected to the original ‘Supergood’ title of this 113bpm medley of his and the Chic songs — nothing like as notable as the inventive ‘Do It Again/Billie Jean’ blend — on 3-track 12in with a scratched instrumental version and bounding Euro 130bpm ‘Too Close‘.
ANTONIA: ‘La Bamba’ (Calibre CABL 117) Instrumentally extended new re-edit of the rabble rousing wally disco classic (originally billed in ’78 as by Antonia Rodriguez), a jolly 120-119-118-119-120-118-120bpm 12in knees-up still much in demand around the church hall circuit. Personally I’ll keep playing Los Machucambos, thank you!
LAURA PALLAS & THE REPUTATIONS: ‘Skiing In The Snow’ (Record Shack SOHOT 12)
The originally mooted vocalist didn’t work out for producers Ian Levine & Ian Anthony Stevens so instead London’s “cuddly” Boys Town fave sings this 129bpm 12in revival of the Invitations’ old Northern Soul biggie — basically a surfing song with Motown bassline. Co-penned by Ian Levine, the 140bpm ‘Face From The Past‘ flip is far more impressive and even more authentically ’60s sounding.
WHAM!: The Club Fantastic Megamix’ (Inner Vision TA 3586)
Commissioned by the label to blend together three basically incompatible tracks (‘A Ray Of Sunshine/Love Machine/Come On’), Alan Coulthard used the original tapes to create a galloping 131-140-132bpm 12in pop medley that’s as good as the material will allow but obviously no mind-blower.
WILL POWERS: ‘Smile’ (Island 12IS 145)
Soulfully wailed (but by whom?) semi-electro backed shuffling 118bpm 12in skitterer with Lynn Goldsmith’s vocally altered philosophical inserts, which stand out more on the interesting new 117bpm B-side dub.
ENCHANTMENT: ‘Give It Up’ (LP ‘Utopia’ US Columbia FC 38959)
Michael Stokes-produced good workmanlike set (John Barnes supplying synth textures), this solid 114bpm jolter and the soulfully chugging 0-114½bpm ‘Somebody’s Loving You‘ being best new dancers along with the Prince-ish 120⅔bpm ‘Come Be My Lover‘, Rick James-ish 0-128½bpm ‘Get It While It’s Hot‘ and infectious 12in-issued 122½bpm ‘Here’s Your Chance‘ — however their slowies are well worth checking too, the 78/39bpm ‘Don’t Fight The Feeling‘, 80bpm ‘I’m Dreaming‘, 35/70bpm ‘Love Struck‘, 0-39/78bpm ‘Gotta Find A Love‘.
EBONY: We All Need Love’ (Canadian Quality QUS 048)
Domenic Troiano-produced remake of his own oldie, a lovely happily romping tuneful fast frothily chugging 129bpm 12in soul tripper, deceptively speedy but so beautifully wailed by Wayne St John with soaring jazzy sax it deserves attention (inst/acappella flip).
JIMMY WILLIAMS: ‘All Of My Lovin’’ (US Salsoul SG 414)
Bert Reid-produced bumpily thudding 112½bpm 12in rumbling lurcher by a chix-supported throatily straining raw soulster, all a bit jittery but happening for some (edit/inst flip).
JESSIE ROGERS: One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show’ (US Pyramid PR-605)
Jaunty chick-sung tightly skipping c122bpm 12in canterer, pleasant enough if insubstantial (inst/edit flip).
JAMAICA GIRLS: ‘Need Somebody New’ (US Sleeping Bag SLX 005)
Almost over-insistent chix sung see-sawing c122bpm 12in pounder, possibly too busy and strident though certainly lively (alternative flip).
TOURIST: ‘Hooked On You’ (US Reelin & Rockin R&R 1051)
Chix cooed lethargically burbling 105bpm 12in swayer with rhythm box backing and snatches of gal/guy conversation (inst flip).
DIVA GRAY: ‘Call Me I Got What You Want’ (US Urban Rock UR 33333)
Tony Humphries-mixed insistently pumping c111bpm 12in throbber classily whispered and wailed by a “disco” chick, all very New York and good of its type (alternative mix flip).
THREE MILLION: ‘I’ve Been Robbed’ (US Cotillion 0-96979)
Chick warbled monotonously chugging c106bpm 12in rumbler with pleas to the investigating “officer, officer”, who asks “did he take any valuables?” — yup, you guessed, he stole her heart (however much of this is lost in the murky M&M mix, inst flip).
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE JUKES: ‘Get Your Body On The Job’ (US Mirage 0-96973)
Unexpected source for a densely textured subduedly purposeful rolling c98bpm 12in jogger, quite soulfully done.
PRINCE: ‘D.M.S.R.’ (Warner Bros W9436T)
Last autumn’s sleazily smacking 109bpm “dance music sex romance” chanter, officially flip to the 3-track 12in reissued rock-orientated comes-and-goes 123bpm ‘Little Red Corvette‘ and rock ‘n rollin’ 209/104½-0bpm ‘Horny Toad‘.
SERGE PONSAR: ‘I Want Money’ (WEA U9756T)
Pink Floyd cash register introed chanting chix backed stolid 115bpm bumper, on 3-track 12in with its not-very-instrumental and the loping 116bpm ‘Lifetime‘.
SUGARHILL GANG: ‘Kick It Live From 9 To 5’ (Sugarhill SHL 129)
Lead rap switching staccato choppy 116bpm 12in jerker with brassy blasts and scratching centre, plus for added interest here the Pete Wingfield mix of their old gently spoken/sung soulfully slinky 107bpm ‘The Lover In You‘ as flip.
DAVID GRANT: ‘Rock The Midnight’ (Chrysalis GRANX 4)
Ever more determinedly pop, this jerky 131bpm 12in jolter is very ‘Let It Whip’ (flipped apparently by a scratching disjointed ‘Mastermind Remix (Medley)‘ of recent Grant singles), his debut solo LP ‘David Grant’ (CHR 1448) only having two other totally new dancers, the short 116bpm ‘Organize‘ (a candidate for future remix?) and 113bpm ‘Holding On‘.
FAT LARRY’S BAND: ‘Tune Me Up’ (LP ‘Straight From The Heart’ WMOT V2289)
This rolling funky 0-98-99⅓bpm jogger with chants ‘n synth amidst the jiggly slow groove is best new dancer, ‘Imagination‘ being a self-consciously ‘Zoom’-ish sickly sweet 99⅔bpm swayer, the title track an urgent 119-120½bpm lurcher and ‘Hit Man‘ a well-worded 109⅓-110-0bpm chugger.
CHILL FAC-TORR: ‘Shout (The Exotic)’ (PhiIly World PWSL 115)
Unlike their fabulously inventive revival of ‘The Twist‘, this odd 0-119bprn 12in rearrangement of the lsleys’ classic loses all its original excitement while stringing it out around yowling ‘Hot Buttered Soul’ guitar. Although not on their imminent less than thrilling LP, presumably the follow-up will be ‘Twist & Shout’?
CONGRESS: ‘Neptune’ (Tooti Frooti 12P 291, via PRT)
The RAH Band meet Shakatak for an undemanding pleasantly clichéd facile jazzy 0-107bpm 12in instrumental tinkler.
TINA TURNER: ‘Let’s Stay Together’ (Capitol 12CL 316)
Heaven 17-produced long slow-starting good 0-104bpm 12in revival of Al Green’s soul classic, soulfully sung too now, although only a year after the Bobby M/Jean Carn version.
ATLANTIC STARR: ‘Touch A Four Leaf Clover’ (A&M AMX 155)
Pleasant 79bpm Sharon Bryant-sung soul slowie, not one of their new album’s hot tunes here, on 3-track 12in with last year’s brightly strutting 116bpm ‘Circles‘ and 107bpm ‘Perfect Love‘.
BUBBLING UNDER THE Disco 85 are:
B Beat Girls ‘Jungle Swing’/’Nasty Jungle Scratch (US 25 West 12in)
Elbow Bones ‘A Night In New York’ (EMI America 12in)
Roland Rat Superstar ‘Rat Rapping’ (Rodent Records 12in)
Bullet ‘I’m Billie Jean’ (US Earwax 12in)
Michael Lovesmith ‘Baby I Will’ (Motown 12in)
Marcia Griffiths ‘Electric Boogie (Remix)’ (Island 12in)
Girls Can’t Help It ‘Baby Doll’ (US Site remix/Virgin 12in)
Gerry Trew ‘Deeper’ (Bluebird 12in)
Teena Marie ‘Fix It’ (Epic 12in)
Major Lance ‘Are You Leaving Me’ (US Kat Family 12in)
Hashim ‘AI-Naafiysh’ (US Cutting 12in)
The Dub Band ‘Reggae High’ (EMI 12in)
Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Going On’ (Motown 12in)
Jimmy Williams ‘All Of My Lovin’ (US Salsoul 12in)
Second Image ‘Don’t You’ (MCA 12in)
Xena ‘On The Upside’ (US Emergency 12in)
NV ‘It’s Alright’ (US Sire 12in)
Haywoode ‘Single Handed’ (CBS 12in)
Jeffrey Osborne ‘Stay With Me Tonight (Remix)’ (US A&M 12in)
Gilberto Gil ‘Toda Menina Baiana’ (French WEA LP)
RECORD MIRROR DISCO CHART – NOVEMBER 26, 1983
01 01 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12in/LP Remix
02 04 Happiness Is Just Around The Bend – Cuba Gooding – London 12in
03 05 I’m Out Of Your Life – Arnie’s Love – Streetwave 12in
04 06 Let The Music Play (Dub Version)/(Vocal) – Shannon – Club 12in
05 03 Love How You Feel/Dub – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12in
06 02 All My Life – Major Harris – London 12in
07 07 White Lines – Grandmaster & Melle Mel – Sugarhill 12in
08 12 Get It On – Spence – Arista 12in
09 13 Thriller/short remix – Michael Jackson – Epic 12in
10 11 I Wanna Be With You – Armenta – Savoir Faire 12in
11 09 Tonight – Steve Harvey – London 12in
12 10 Love Will Find A Way/Penny Lover/Can’t Slow Down – Lionel Richie – Motown LP
13 15 Spice Of Life – Manhattan Transfer – German Atlantic LP
14 14 Dressing Up! – Street Angels – Street Beat 12in
15 16 Ain’t Nobody – Rufus & Chaka Khan – Warner Bros 12in
16 08 I Want You (All Tonight) – Curtis Hairston – RCA 12in
17 27 Holiday – Madonna – Sire 12in
18 21 It’s Your Turn – Delegation – CBS 12in
19 17 The Sound Of Music/It Must Be Love/Out Tonight – Dayton – US Capitol LP
20 20 (Just Because) You’ll Be Mine – Instant Funk – US Salsoul 12in
21 25 Steppin’ Out – Slave – Atlantic 12in
22 19 Rescue Me – Sybil Thomas – West End 12in
23 30 All Night Long (All Night) (Instrumental)/(LP remix) – Lionel Richie – US Motown 12in
24 18 Just Can’t Get Enough/Don’t Give Up Your Dream – Lew Kirton – US Believe In A Dream LP
25 26 (Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew – Rock Steady Crew – Charisma 12in
26 28 Lagos Jump – Third World – CBS LP/Dutch CBS 12in/US Columbia 12in
27 22 Brighter Tomorrow/Crusin’/Turn It Up (Come On Y’All) – Tom Browne – Arista LP
28 34 Scratch Break (Glove Style) – Motor City Crew – Motown 12in
29 42 I Want Your Love/Yours Forever – Atlantic Starr – US A&M LP
30 41 Serious/Respect/Don’t Ask Me To Be Friends – Billy Griffin – US Columbia LP
31 38 Play That Beat Mr. DJ – G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid – US Tommy Boy 12in
32 64 Love Is The Message – Hi Voltage – US One Way 12in
33 58 Just Can’t Let You Go – Ronnie McNeir & Instant Groove – US Crossroad Entertainment Corp 12in
34 36 Over And Over – Shalamar – Solar 12in
35 37 New Dimension (Electro Mix) – Imagination – R&B 12in
36 23 Fantasy Real – Phil Fearon & Galaxy – Ensign 12in
37 46 Cavern – Liquid Liquid – US 99 12in EP
38 33 Micro-Kid (remix) – Level 42 – Polydor 12in
39 — B-Boys Beware – Two Sisters – US Sugarscoop 12in
40 35 All Over Your Face – Ronnie Dyson – Atlantic 12in
41 31 Rockin’ Radio – Tom Browne – Arista 12in
42 67 Make Mine Guarana – Azymuth – US Milestone LP
43 — Let’s Take Time Out – Howard Johnson – A&M 12in/US remix
44 — Tell Me If You Still Care – The SOS Band – Tabu 12in
45 39 Superstar – Lydia Murdock – Korova 12in
46 — Remember What You Like – Jenny Burton – US Atlantic 12in
47 69 Canadian Sunset/The Hunt – Steve Narahara – US PAUSA LP
48 29 Ladies Choice – Stone City Band – Gordy 12in
49 — Give Me Your Love (remix) – Active Force – US A&M 12in
50 43 Break Dancin’ – Electric Boogie – West Street Mob – Sugarhill 12in
51 32 Love Will Find A Way – David Grant – Chrysalis 12in
52 53 Get Into The Mix/Scratcher’s Delight – DJ Divine – US West End 12in
53 52 All Night Long (Waterbed) – Kevie Kev – US Sugarhill 12in
54 — Get Tough – CD III – US Prelude 12in
55 57 Say Say Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson – Parlophone 12in
56 83 Superstition/Good Times (Medley) – Club House – Island 12in
57 71 Wet My Whistle – Midnight Star – Solar 12in
58 50 Talk To Me – Lew Kirton – Epic 12in
59 63 So Different – Kinky Foxx – US Sound Of New York 12in
60 51 Pop Goes My Love – Freeez – Beggars Banquet 12in
61 47 Wildstyle/Instrumental (Remixes) – Time Zone – Celluloid 12in
62 — Somebody Save The Night/You’re A Winner – Sharon Redd – Dutch Rams Horn LP
63 44 Good Love – Rome Jefferies – US Rain Records 12m
64 62 Spacey Lady – Maurice Starr – US Arista 12in
65 40 Move Your Body – Bernard Wright – US Arista LP
66 55 Electric Kingdom – Twilight 22 – US Vanguard 12in
67 — Joys Of Life/Baby Won’t You Take My Love – David Joseph – Island LP
68 70 I’ve Got Love – Bogaz – AGR 12in
69 49 I’m Ready (If You’re Ready) (Remix)/Party Train – Gap Band – Total Experience 12in
70 — I Want My Baby Back/You And Me For Right Now – Teddy Pendergrass – US Philadelphia International LP
71 73 Summer Breeze – Baiser – Canadian Celsius 12in
72 — Party Animal – James Ingram – Qwest 12in
73 45 After Loving You – Omari – US Bound Sound 12in
74 — B-Beat Classic/Beat Rock – B+ – US West End 12in
75 79 I Am Going To Love Him – Sanctuary – US Montage 12in
76 — Please Stay – Fatback & Gerry Bledsoe – US Spring 12in
77 — Lucky Star – Madonna – Sire 12in
78 — Reggae-Matic-Funk – Monyaka – Polydor 12in
79 54 Just Let Me Wait/Shine A Light – Jennifer Holliday – Geffen LP
80 — Jungle Rock – The Tribe – US Prelude 12in
81 81 Love Game – Pure Energy – US Prism 12in
82 — Funky Beat – Bernard Wright – US Arista 12in
83 82 Yah Mo B There/There’s No Easy Way – James Ingram – German Qwest LP
84 — One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show – Jessie Rogers – US Pyramid 12in
85 — Reggae Night – Jimmy Cliff – CBS 12in
Editor’s Note: The Nightclub Chart disappears from Record Mirror this week. It will re-appear as a weekly chart on February 4, 1984.
BOYS TOWN DISCO CHART
01 08 Where Is My Man – Eartha Kitt – Record Shack 12in
02 01 Earthquake – Flirtations – Siam/Proto 12in
03 02 Catch Me (I’m Falling In Love) – Marsha Raven – Passion 12in
04 03 He’s A Saint He’s A Sinner/Manpower/So Many Men So Little Time (Remake) – Miquel Brown – Record Shack LP promo
05 06 I Am What I Am – Gloria Gaynor – US Silver Blue 12in
06 05 And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going – Koffie – US Pandisc 12in
07 12 Primitive Desire – Eastbound Expressway – Record Shack 12in
08 10 Don’t Leave Me This Way (Mega-Mix)/Twelve Inches Of Pleasure (Medley) – Slip/Various – Proto 12in/LP twin-pack
09 04 Love How You Feel – Sharon Redd – Prelude 12in
10 07 Take A Chance On Me – Waterfront Home – US Bobcat 12in
11 09 La Cage Aux Folles/Instrumental – Le Jeté – US Megatone 12in
12 16 Love Reaction – Divine – Design Communications 12in
13 18 All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie – Motown 12in
14 21 Giving Up/I Cry For You – Bobby “O” – Canadian Unidisc 12in
15 27 Sing-Sing-Sing/Mega Be-Bop Mix – The Broads – Proto 12in
16 13 (They Call Me The) Queen Of Fools – Jessica Williams – Passion 12in
17 28 Get Up (Do You Want To Funk) – Digital Emotion – Dutch Break 12in
18 17 Rocket To Your Heart/Sex Dance – Lisa – US Moby Dick LP
19 24 Lucky Tonight – Sarah Dash – US Megatone 12in
20 — Try It – Oh Romeo – Canadian Unidisc 12in
21 11 Burn It Up (Mr. DJ) – Risque – US Importe/12 remix/Dutch Polydor 12in
22 26 A Night In New York – Elbow Bones & The Racketeers – EMI America 12in
23 15 Love On The Rocks/Loquita/Destiny – Lama/Dave Valentin/Two Sisters – US Disconet LP
24 30= Where Are You Now – Cerrone – Record Shack 12in
25 29 Rise Up – Parachute Club – US RCA 12in
26 30= Skiing In The Snow – Laura Pallas & The Reputations – Record Shack 12in
27 30= Trouble In Paradise – Sylvester – US Megatone LP
28 25 Got To Get To You (Remix) – Charade featuring Jessica – Passion 12in
29 30= A Taste Of Dub/A Taste Of Love – Den Harrow – Italian Hole 12in
30= — Boogie Walk – Susan Stevens – Dutch Rams Horn 12in
30= — Pillow Talk – Lustt – Canadian Street Level 12in
30= — Life Is The Reason/Give Me Back Just A Little Piece Of My Heart – Norma – US ERC 12in/LP promo
30= — Get Ready – X-Ray Connection – Dutch Break 12in
DJ TOP 10
SIMON ‘BOGEY’ WILKINSON is resident at bracing Skegness’s Variety Sands Bar, where (on 0754-67153) he’s keen to find a pair of Technics SL 1500 decks, and where on Fridays he has a ’70s oldies session reviving the likes of these currently popular goodies…
1 GROOVIN’ YOU, Harvey Mason
2 WHAT IT IS, Garnet Mimms
3 LADY, Isley Brothers
4 BODY SHOP, Clifford Curry
5 YOU AND I, Rick James
6 GET YOUR BOOM BOOM (AROUND THE ROOM ROOM), Le Pamplemousse
7 SKIN TIGHT, Ohio Players
8 GOT MY MIND MADE UP, Instant Funk
9 THE BEAT GOES ON, Ripple
10 LET THE MUSIC PLAY, Charles Earland