ODDS ‘N’ BODS
JEFFREY OSBORNE’s Monday was uncompromisingly American (it brought back memories of Harlem’s Apollo), soulfully impassioned, and tightly backed by the likes of Jeff Lorber and, an unexpected bonus, the ‘Hi How Ya Doin?’ singer Barry ‘Sunjohn’ Johnson on slap, snap and tickle bass — do not miss them at the Hammersmith Odeon (where it will be Ingram as support) next Friday 27! . . . I thought it was Capital Radio’s David Rodigan sitting in front of me — turned out to be Red Rose Radio’s Richard Searling (same hairstyle!) . . . Steve Davis, the surprisingly tall Dee Dee Bridgewater fanatic (he also plays snooker), is being taught to mix by none other than Froggy but won’t have much time to practise until summer . . . Nigel Martinez, the now US-domiciled percussionist, has amongst others been working with Maurice White on the next Earth Wind & Fire LP, which should hopefully see them return to better form (maybe doing some of his songs) . . . Terri Wells 115bpm ‘I’ll Be Around‘ revamp is another Nick Martinelli-produced electro driven Philly soul update, due next week though already on white label . . . Cameo’s 12in is now 4-tracked with the addition of Mark Berry’s 108½bpm ‘Club Mix‘ remix (Club JABX R2) . . . The Kane Gang’s instrumental flip seems to be titled ‘One Million Chickens Can’t Be Wrong‘! . . . ‘StreetSounds 9‘, due next week, will include Stanley Clarke/Howard Hewett ‘Heaven Sent You‘ (worth the price alone), Funk Deluxe, Real To Reel, AB’S, Jones Girls ‘Keep It Comin’ Carl Anderson ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ — hotter than of late, huh? — while the Ian Levine-mixed ‘StreetSounds Hi-Energy 2‘ will have Miquel Brown ‘Saint’, Eastbound Expressway ‘Primitive Desire’, Cinema, Christopher Street, Yvonne Gidden, Velvette, Tina Fabrique, Linda Lewis, Laura Pallas, Romance, Café Society (all the latter from the current chart!) . . . now if only Morgan Khan could spot a hit before it had built a buzz . . . Boys Town/Hi-NRG breakers to look for in next week’s chart include Maegan ‘Doctor’s Orders’ (Savoir Faire), Hush ‘Hearts On Fire’ (Spirit), Claudja Barry ‘Trippin’ On The Moon’ (US Persona), 501’s ‘We Are Invincible’ (ERC), Life Force ‘What A Way To Go’ (Polo) . . . I said the Crusaders ‘Night Ladies’ was almost HI-NRG before realising it’s Jessica Williams actually singing! . . . Evelyn Thomas was featured on Fatback ‘Is This The Future?’ . . . Zena Dejonay I forgot to point out is very like Fantasy ‘You’re Too Late’ . . . Luther Vandross finally leapfrogged Michael & Lionel as top US Black LP, while Huey Lewis & The News ‘I Want A New Drug‘ tops US Dance/Disco (it’s good chunkily chugging 110bpm rock with guitars ‘n brass, on Chrysalis) . . . Harry Belafonte-produced hip hop flick ‘Beat Street’ has so much music that US Atlantic will be releasing at least two separate staggered soundtrack albums rather than a single double LP, to keep the price down, while 12in releases will be through the usual labels of such as Soul Sonic Force, Melle Mel, The System, Jenny Burton, Celia Cruz, musical mastermind for all original material being Arthur Baker … Billboard says that Tenderloinz ‘Where’s The Beef?‘ has “obvious double meanings in this season’s favourite catchphrase” — well, I hadn’t heard anyone use it until Labour MP Joe Ashton quoted it as a current catchphrase on Friday’s TV-am (which incidentally turned into some of the funniest TV in ages with Donny Osmond and Glen Campbell yokking it up when it wasn’t Chris Tarrant’s hilarious mailbag) — my favourite bedtime viewing! . . . Radio Invicta (my favourite night-time listening) hasn’t disappeared, it’s merely moved to 90.2FM . . . London’s globetrotting mighty atom Cleveland Anderson, now regularly up in Scotland, this weekend funks Paisley Paris Saturday (21), Coatbridge Le Club De France Easter Sunday (22) . . . Paul Macey now calls himself Tony James, and prior to starting his summer season at Cowes Thorness Bay Holiday Camp this weekend Fri/Sat/Easter Sunday is running a soul roadshow at Ladbrokes Nodes Point Holiday Camp at Bembridge (all on the Isle Of Wight) . . . Brian Mason, still at Hemel Hempstead Living Room Sun/St Albans The Adelaide Mon/Wed, is now Thur/Fri/Sat at Cricklewood’s new up-market Ashtons (over 21s) with star name radio DJs every Fri/Sat — and could have a gig for a good lighting jock if they call Mike on 01-452 1415 now! . . . John Dene, doing varied entertainment Mon-Fri at London Bishopsgate BB’s (pyjama party next Thursday 26) and high powered fun nights over at Newport (Gwent Tiffany’s Saturdays), tirelessly starts early evening 12-16 year-old Sundays next week (29) at Ilford Palais . . . Danny Daniels, now more Luther Vandross than Fats Domino, souls downstairs at Mayfair Gullivers Saturdays — and I do mean soul, he’s impressive . . . Gary Senior, reverting to his good Sheffield name from the more colourful Steel City G, reports Sheffield’s funk/Motown/Northern/jazz/reggae The Hothouse is now at new venue Turn-Ups in Commercial Street on Wednesdays (50p B4 10) . . . Afrika Bambaataa was a real example of the power of marketing to fool some of the people for a very short time . . . Awesome Foursome’s all four versions are so individually good it’s impossible to decide which is best — obviously two copies are vital for mixers . . . Boogie Boys ‘Break Dancer (Club Mix)‘ is heavily influenced by Art Of Noise . . . Executive synchs superbly as anticipated between Luther Vandross and Chic ‘Good Times’, while the Earons is indeed dynamite with Odyssey ‘Roots’ (incidentally, maybe Phil Fearon and the Earons should get together?) . . . Easter bunnies can and will go HIP HOP!
HOT TEMPO HIT LIST
(another genre discovered by JH)
‘AIN’T NOBODY’ has now attuned more ears to the rhythm that’s been burning up black clubs this last winter, dubbed by myself for ease of reference as the “hot tempo”, a logical follow-on from the slinkier “summer tempo”. While both are basically down-tempo, the summer variety being exemplified by the Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’, Gap Band ‘Outstanding’, Funk Masters ‘It’s Over’, the newer hot development adds an extra wriggle having an integrated tapping rumble tugging at the rhythm’s drive.
As previously mentioned, the epitome of this is Hawk Wolinski-penned material like Rufus ‘Ain’t Nobody’ and Jeffrey Osborne ‘Plane Love (US Remix)‘/’I Really Don’t Need No Light‘, plus the Terry Lewis & Jimmy Jam Harris-produced (and/or penned/arranged) Change ‘Change Of Heart’, Cheryl Lynn ‘Encore’, Gladys Knight & The Pips ‘When You’re Far Away‘ . . . however, ironically, last summer’s The SOS Band is indeed summer tempo!
Delving back — to its roots? — the hot tempo can be heard driving Lamont Dozier ‘Going Back To My Roots‘ (and to an extent Maze ‘Joy And Pain’), although it undoubtedly owes its current form to more recent experiments with electronic rhythm machines, such as Shango ‘Shango Message‘ (US CellulOid).
Slow and soulful in essence, so thus probably too specialist and black to have wide white appeal in this country (and let’s have no arguments about a synthesized rhythm being “soulful”!), the hot tempo’s other compatible hits must include Cameo ‘She’s Strange’, Bobby Nunn ‘Don’t Knock It‘, Kenny G ‘Hi How Ya Doin’?’, Pointer Sisters ‘Automatic’, Bobby Womack ‘Tell Me Why‘, Billy Griffin ‘Serious‘, Larry Wu ‘Let Me Show You‘ (Barbara Mason/Tout Sweet are mixable too), these being the brightest and most easily assimilated, things getting heavier and more crucial when you explore Kleeer ‘Go For It‘/’You Did It Again‘/’Tonight‘, Fatback ‘I Found Lovin’/’Is This The Future?’, Shannon ‘Sweet Somebody‘, Starpoint ‘Satisfy Me Lover‘, Patti Austin ‘Fine Fine Fella‘, Emotions ‘You’re The Best‘, Force MD’s ‘Let Me Love You‘, and — yes, although it’s got a lot of other things going for it too — even Jocelyn Brown ‘Somebody Else’s Guy!
Check all or any of these and you’ll soon hear what’s hot to trot!
JOCELYN BROWN: ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 5)
Doubts about its mixability tempered my initial review of our current chart topper, needlessly of course, as now you just run Jocelyn’s caterwauling Jennifer Holliday-type acappella intro over a suitable instrumental until her own chunkily jiggling beefy 103bpm backbeat smacks in (intro-less dub flip) or — easiest — chop in precisely on the first beat immediately after her intro wail ends, just before “oh yeah” (this chop being dynamite out of Jo Jo ‘Jackson Rd‘). Anyway, she’s probably best recognised as the voice of Inner Life amongst other session groups, and this smashbound sassy strut is one hundred per cent pure soul!
YARBROUGH & PEOPLES: ‘Don’t Waste Your Time (Remix)’ (Total Experience XET 501, via RCA)
Terrific ‘Don’t Stop The Music’-style moodily pushing excitingly intense 103bpm ‘Outstanding’/SOS Band-type summer tempo groove (inst flip), which RCA’s newly acquired label could well hit with following prolonged radio exposure on import.
NEWCLEUS: ‘Jam On It’ (Sunnyview SUNYL 103)
Better appreciated by serious dancers than was ‘Wikki Wikki’ (which the Smurfs here amusingly reprise), this mainly humanoid-rapped 0-116bpm electro skitterer (inst flip) is actually pretty infectious even if without so much silly gimmickry. Smurfs with hidden depths, yet?
LOOSE ENDS: ‘Emergency (Dial 999) (Extended Remix)’ (Virgin VS 677-12)
Selling fast on import though due here, this more beefily remixed 123½bpm vocal revamp of MFSB’s ‘Mysteries Of The World’ gets really exciting on the freakily treated sound effects filled instrumental Dub Mix flip, which I can genuinely recommend. Their album even after repeated listens I still find too careful by half, though pleasant enough (my very first impression had nearly gone into print as “God, how boring!”). Nothing personal.
HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES: ‘Don’t Give Me Up’ (London LONX 47)
Morales & Munzibai-mixed/Nick Martinelli co-produced traditional Philly soul vocalese grafted to an electronically driven bumpily wriggling 119bpm rhythm pattern (edit/dub flip), best in fact for traditionalists, the first of London’s releases from the Philly World label.
THE SYSTEM: ‘Promises Can Break’ (LP ‘X-Periment’ US Mirage 90146-1)
Unpromising on first hearing, the sometimes quite Shalamar-ish electro-soul duo’s second patchy set has sneaky charms which eventually sink in, as with this naggingly familiar 103bpm summer tempo swayer, the hot tempo 113bpm ‘I Wanna Make You Feel Good‘, starker 0-107bpm ‘I Can’t Take Losing You‘ and 0-113bpm title track, even though most here will ignore the 120bpm ‘Bad Girl’, 124bpm ‘Dangerous’, 126bpm ‘Escape’, 133bpm ‘Get Jumpin’, 84bpm ‘Lollipops And Everything’.
P. FUNK ALL-STARS: ‘Pumpin’ It Up’ (US Uncle Jam 4Z9 04981)
Out a while and hard to find as few realised at first that their LP’s burbling 109bpm P’funker on 12in is flipped by a terrific Funkaparliadelicment oldies-medleying ‘Special Club Mix’ which incorporates bits of the “shit goddam get off your ass and jam” chant, ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ and more (linked together into 112-113-111-116(“shit”)-117-broken glass-111bpm by tape edits, Linndrum flurries and sound effects). Crucial P’funk!
THE TRAMMPS: ‘Truly Wonderful’ (Dutch Injection 234-646)
Vocally screaming straight out of the ’60s, this long simple rhythm started old fashioned typically Trammps (0-)121bpm soul bounder with great wailing interplay is actually flip to the far less interesting 133bpm ‘Move‘ — whose Wilson Pickett-ish acappella ‘Vocal Out-Take‘ could however be useful for mixers, and standing alone is about as frighteningly raw as soul can get!
THE JONES GIRLS: ‘Keep It Comin’ LP (US Philadelphia International FZ 38555)
To clarify last week’s mess, this typical Jones Girls set’s most viable dancers are actually just the Keni Burke-prod/penned squeakily flowing 122½-120½-121½-122bpm title track strutter (already hot on 7in) and easily rolling 122-112½bpm ‘You Can’t Have My Love‘, his gentle 0-108/54-110bpm ‘Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah’ joining the 103bpm ‘Won’t Let You Take It Back’, 114bpm ‘Better Things To Do’, Leon Huff’s topically titled 0-116-115bpm ‘(You Got The) Right Stuff’ and more for listening. Fans will dig.
NUANCE featuring VIKKI LOVE: ‘Take A Chance’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 4)
Another winsome little chickie doing a Shannon/Xena/Madonna but this time over a much emptier more dated stark unfussy 118bpm electro beat, without any hip hop rhythm flurries, this very simplicity possibly making it stand out from the crowd (edit/fragmented 117bpm dub flip).
SLACK: ‘Slack’ (US Streetwise SWRL 2224)
Totally created by John Roble on his own with just avant garde alto sax by ‘Mighty’ Joe Greenfield, this hip hop tour-de-force is too strong for many stomachs but could end up as a landmark classic. Forgetting the 116bpm ‘IOU’-ish A-side and ‘Slack Attack’ dub, the version causing all the fuss is a 117bpm ‘Funhouse Mix’ which incorporates Smurfs (Newcleus ‘Jam On It’ mixes perfectly), haywire electronics and demented sax. You’ll love it or loathe it.
THE FORCE M.D.’S: ‘Let Me Love You’ (US Tommy Boy TB 841)
First few hearings may suggest an oddly disjointed and out of tune rumbling mess spoken and sung by the youthfully-accented six guys: however as your ears tune in, it meshes into a death-dicingly adventurous loosely strung 105¼bpm “hot tempo” swayer (differently mixed 105½bpm vocal ‘Love Beats’), best being the more fully fleshed 105½bpm instrumental flip which really comes together in ‘Plane Love’ style. Specialist, though.
DUKE BOOTEE: ‘Live Wire (I Want A Girl That Sweats)’ (US Mercury 818809-1)
Less “DC a-go-go” than Kurtis Blow’s ‘Party Time’ and more “NY rap”, though there are similarities, this convoluted juddering 109bpm rap duet with gruff vocoder hits a beefy funk beat that’s even freakier on the 0-109bpm Dub Mix flip.
TINA FABRIQUE: ‘Alive With Love (A Love Letter)’ (Electricity TRICT 7)
The week’s only received Boys Town release, theatrical Tina’s wailing Hi-NRG treatment of evidently an old song starts in familiar drawn out tempo/backing-less style before the M&M-mixed racing 130bpm rhythm kicks in, lightly at first though increasingly dominant up to an acappella trick finish (dub flip).
DISCO TOP 85 – April 21, 1984
01 06 SOMEBODY’S ELSE’S GUY, Jocelyn Brown, Fourth & Broadway 12in
02 01 SHE’S STRANGE/GROOVE WITH YOU, Cameo, Club 12in
03 02 AIN’T NOBODY, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
04 13 LOVE IS IN SEASON/TWO OF A KIND/RIGHT OR WRONG/ALL YOUR LOVE, Detroit Spinners, Atlantic LP
05 11 LOVE ME LIKE THIS, Real To Reel, Arista 12in
06 18 CHANGE OF HEART/YOU ARE MY MELODY/WARM, Change, US Atlantic RFC LP
07 07 HI, HOW YA DOIN’? (GRAVITY MIX), Kenny G, Arista 12in
08 03 DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER, Dennis Edwards, Gordy 12in
09 04 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME/DAYBREAK/A.M. (MEDLEY)/INSTRUMENTAL, Paul Hardcastle, Total Control Records 12in
10 10 TELL ME WHY/LOVE HAS FINALLY COME AT LAST, Bobby Womack, US Beverly Glen Music LP
11 05 WHAT DO I DO? (CARNIVAL MIX), Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign 12in
12 08 BREAKIN’ DOWN (SUGAR SAMBA), Julia & Company, London 12in
13 27 AUTOMATIC (REMIX), Pointer Sisters, Planet 12in
14 31 LOVEQUAKE, Bobby King, Motown 12in
15 09 WHAT DO I DO?, Phil Fearon, Ensign 12in
16 16 BREAK/GO FOR IT/NEXT TIME IT’S FOR REAL/TONIGHT/YOU DID IT AGAIN/DO YOU WANT TO?/INTIMATE CONNECTION, Kleeer, Atlantic LP
17 25 SOMEDAY/OUTSTANDING, Gap Band, Total Experience 12in
18 21 GIVE ME TONIGHT/DUB VERSION, Shannon, Club 12in
19 40 STEPPIN’ OUT/PHILLY TALK/DREAM RIDE, George Howard, US TBA LP
20 29 KEEP IT COMIN’/YOU CAN’T HAVE MY LOVE, The Jones Girls, US Philadelphia International LP
21 22 GET IN TOUCH WITH ME (US MIX), One Blood, Ensign 12in
22 24 STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOIN’, The Chi-Lites, US Private I 12in
23 35 PLANE LOVE (REMIX), Jeffrey Osborne, US A&M 12in
24 32 THIS TIME, Funk Deluxe, Dutch Rams Horn Records 12in
25 17 DEJA VU, AB’S, Streetwave 12in
26 43 SATISFY ME LOVER/BREAKOUT/ALWAYS ON MY MIND/USE ME, Starpoint, US Elektra LP
27 85 MATT’S MOOD, Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
28 19 IT’S ALL YOURS, Starpoint, US Elektra 12in
29 20 S.O.S., Matsubara, US D&D 12in
30 69 DON’T GIVE ME UP, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, London 12in
31 33 FLYING HIGH, Cloud One, US Heavenly Star Record Corp 12in
32 59 SHE’S STRANGE (CLUB MIX REMIX), Cameo, Club 12in
33 28 DON’T KEEP ME WAITING/DUB MIX INSTRUMENTAL Tia Monae Carrere/US First Take 12in
34 41 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT/PLANE LOVE (UK REMIX)/THE JEFFREY OSBORNE SOUL MIX, Jeffrey Osborne, A&M 12in
35 34 DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME (REMIX), Yarbrough & Peoples, Total Experience 12in
36 — COME BACK LOVER, Fresh Band, US Are ‘N Be 12in
37 — I’LL BE AROUND, Terri Wells, London 12in White Label
38 — EMERGENCY (DIAL 999) (REMIX)/DUB MIX, Loose Ends, US Caroline 12in
39 36 YOUR LOVE IS KING, Sade, CBS 12in
40 68 DIAL 999, Loose Ends, Virgin LP
41 53 P.Y.T. (PRETTY YOUNG THING)/THRILLER (INSTRUMENTAL), Michael Jackson, Epic 12in
42 12 TAXI, J. Blackfoot, Allegiance/Sound Town 12in
43 — PROMISES CAN BREAK/I WANNA MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD/X-PERIMENT, The System, US Mirage LP
44 44 LOVE ON, The Dells, US Private I LP
45 — I KEEP COMIN’ BACK TO YOU/RUNNIN’ AROUND, The Chi-Lites, US Private I LP
46 60 HEAVEN SENT YOU, Stanley Clark/Howard Hewett, Dutch Epic LP
47 47 ANOTHER MAN IS TWICE AS NICE, Tout Sweet, Buzz International 12in
48 38 THE SOUND OF MUSIC (X-TENDED REMIX), Dayton, Capitol 12in
49 58 SWEET LOVE/CLOSE TO ME/FALL IN LOVE, Bobby King, US Motown LP
50 51 JAM ON IT, Newcleus, Sunnyview 12in
51 39 LUCKY STAR, Madonna, Sire 12in
52 37 COME BE WITH ME/LIGHT MY FIRE, The Ronnie McNeir Experience, Capitol 12in
53 15 OUT OF SIGHT (REMIX), Lefturno, MCA 12in
54 46 ENCORE, Cheryl Lynn, US Columbia 12in
55 74 NEW LOVE, Rose Royce, US Montage 12in
56 45 CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE, Executive, US Oh My! Records 12in
57 48 BACK AT YA, Kerr, Greyhound 12in
58 30 HELLO/ALL NIGHT LONG (ALL NIGHT) (INSTRUMENTAL), Lionel Richie, Motown 12in
59 26 MEGA STREET/NIGHT LADIES, Crusaders, MCA 12in
60 52 BEAT BOX (DIVERSION ONE)/(TWO), Art Of Noise, ZTT 12in
61 — JUST A TOUCH OF LOVE/STEPPIN’ OUT — WAIT FOR ME (MEDLEY), Slave, Atlantic 12in
62 83 IN THE HEART, Kool & The Gang, De-Lite 12in
63 79 LUCKY STAR (US REMIX), Madonna, Sire 12in
64 — WHEN YOU’RE HOT YOU’RE HOT/WITH YOU, Ingram, US Mirage LP
65 75 RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME, Denise LaSalle/Latimore, US Malaco LP
66 63 SMALL TOWN CREED/ONE MILLION CHICKENS CAN’T BE WRONG, The Kane Gang, Kitchenware 12in
67 50 NO SELL OUT (REMIX), Malcolm X/Keith LeBlanc, Tommy Boy/Island 12in
68 — YOU’RE THE BEST, The Emotions, US Red Label LP
69 — NEVER TOO LATE, Greg Henderson, US Rain Records 12in
70 61 LET ME SHOW YOU, Larry Wu, US Atlantic 12in
71 — MR. GROOVE, One Way, US MCA LP
72 66 TURN IT AROUND (INSTRUMENTAL), Gino Soccio, US Atlantic 12in
73 — LOVELITE, O’Bryan, US Capitol 12in
74 49 BREAKIN’ DOWN (M&M REMIX), Julia & Company, London 12in
75 — BREAK DANCER/ZODIAC, Boogie Boys, US Capitol 12in
76 — OUT OF SIGHT, Lefturno, MCA 12in
77 — FINE FINE FELLA/IT’S GONNA BE SPECIAL/RHYTHM OF THE STREET, Patti Austin, Qwest LP
78 65 IT’S ALRIGHT/B-BOY, Bon Rock, Recent Future Beau-Jolly 12in
79 — GET IN TOUCH WITH ME, Collage, US Solar 12in
80 84 ONE FOR THE TREBLE (FRESH), Davy DMX, US Tuff City 12in
81 62 FUNKY BREAKDOWN/SCRATCHY BREAKDOWN/FUNKY MIXDOWN, Awesome Foursome, US Partytime 12in
82 — LAND OF HUNGER, The Earons, US Island 12in
83 — NO TURNING BACK, Intrigue, Music Power Records 12in White Label
84 — PUMPIN’ IT UP (SPECIAL CLUB MIX), P. Funk All-Stars, US Uncle Jam 12in
85 77 I’VE GOT TO FIND A WAY, Zena Dejonay, Calibre 12in
Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r for fade/resonant):
Queen (0-)108½f, OMD 124½f, Kool 105½f, Blancmange 120f, Nik Kershaw 128f, Pointer Sisters 110f, Spear Of Destiny 155/0-161-164-160-170-164r, Matt Bianco 126f, Elaine Paige 0-21-0r, Tracie 121-122f, Jeffrey Osborne 120½f.
01 01 HIGH ENERGY, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
02 03 COUNTDOWN (HERE I COME), Kofi & The Lovetones, Electricity 12in
03 02 COMING OUT OF HIDING, Pamela Stanley, US TSR 12in
04 04 I’M LIVING MY OWN LIFE, Earlene Bentley, Record Shack/US TVI remix 12in
05 05 NOTHING’S WORSE THAN BEING ALONE, Velvette, Electricity 12in
06 10 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU FOREVER, Jimmy Ruffin & Jackson Moore, ERC 12in
07 07 EMERGENCY, Laura Pallas, Record Shack 12in
08 08 SOMEBODY TO LOVE, Cafe Society, Passion 12in white label
09 06 ROCKET TO YOUR HEART (REMIX), Lisa, Dutch BMC 12in
10 11 WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM, Ramming Speed, Proto 12in white label
11 12 DESIRE (HI-ENERGY MIX), Paul Parker, Technique 12in
12 09 THE UPSTROKE/HI-NRG MIX, Agents Aren’t Aeroplanes, Proto 12in white label
13 16 ALIVE WITH LOVE, Tina Fabrique, Electricity 12in
14 18 JUST ANOTHER BROKEN HEART, Dorothy Moore, US Streetking 12in
15 20 TIE ME DOWN, Romance, Passion 12in white label
16 15 JUMP (REMIX), Pointer Sisters, US Hot Tracks LP
17 19 HAPPINESS, Christopher Street, ERC 12in
18 14 AFTER THE FALL, Kathy Wilson, US BMO 12in
19 13 LOVE TRAP (REMIX), Astaire, Passion 12in
20 23 FOR ALL WE KNOW, Norma Lewis, ERC 12in
21 21 ONE NIGHT ONLY, Scherrie Payne, US Megatone 12in
22 22 I LOVE MEN, Cinema, US Promise 12in
23 17 YOU TURNED MY BITTER INTO SWEET, Linda Lewis, Electricity 12in
24 30 THE MAN’S SO REAL, Mimi, Challenge 12in
25 25 IN ORBIT, Yvonne Gidden, Electricity 12in
26 30 WHO’S YOUR BOYFRIEND, Eric, US MEMO 12in
27 — BREAKDANCE (REMIX), Irene Cara, Dutch Epic 12in
28 26 THE MAN’S SO REAL (TOTALLY INTENSIFIED REMIX), Mimi, Challenge 12in
29 29 LOVE FIRE, Jimmy James, ERC 12in
30=— I WANT A MAN, Bonnie Forman, US MEMO 12in
30=— WHERE IS MY MAN (HOT TRACKS MEGAMIX), Eartha Kitt, Record Shack 12in)
POP JOX are playing: 1 (1) Phil Fearon, 2 (6) Michael Jackson A/B, 3 (4) Weather Girls, 4 (3) Lionel Richie A/B, 5 (10) Madonna ‘LS’, 6 (5) Culture Club, 7 (2) Julia & Co, 8 (14) Cameo, 9 (9) Dennis Edwards, 10 (8) Rufus, 11 (20) Depeche Mode, 12 (13) Shannon ‘GMT, 13 (36) Paul Hardcastle, 14 (7) Break Machine, 15 (16) Bananarama, 16 (—) One Blood, 17 (—) Malcolm X, 18 (17) UB40, 19 (19) The Special AKA, 20 (12) Crusaders A/B, 21 (—) George Benson, 22 (31) Shalamar ‘DUSA’, 23 (15) Shannon “LTMP’, 24 (11) Mel Brooks, 25 (24) Gap Band, 26 (32) Psychedelic Furs, 27 (—) Bob Marley, 28 (25) Dayton, 29 (—) Pointer Sisters, 30 (34) Van Halen, 31 (29) Art Of Noise, 32 (33) Propaganda, 33 (—) Shalamar ‘DITS’, 34 (27) Kool ‘T(R)’/’INT’, 35 (—) J. Blackfoot, 36 (23) Dead Or Alive, 37 (18) Sade A/B, 38 (—) Kool ‘J’, 39 (28) Tyrone Taylor, 40 (—) Rockwell ‘(O)PC’.