ODDS ‘N’ BODS
Thomas Dolby is mooted as possible producer of Michael Jackson’s next LP! … Fatback ‘I Found Lovin’’ is suddenly due on remix/dub/original 12in from new label Master Mix (via PRT) … Yvonne Gage’s ‘Haunted House’ has evidently met opposition from the ‘Thriller’ publishers … Grandmaster Melle Mel ‘White Lines’ is now on picture disc 12in to accelerate its chart climb! … Anne LeSear is due on 12in, Emotions ‘You’re The Best’ is on US 12in remix, but Change will not be a remix … Streetwave’s Julian Woolley wants all the pirate jocks to contact him on 01-993 1512 … Jez Nelson’s Horizon show early Sunday morning was his radio debut — “I was on a Dave Brown phone-in once, but then who wasn’t?”! … Froggy is another Horizon recruit, Tuesday evenings, which is when he also returns with the Rappers night to Epping Forest Country Club near Chigwell … London’s soul pirates would pay royalties for the music they play but until they’re legalised they can’t get a licence to do so … Carlos and Gary Kent, TV stars! … Gallup’s UK singles chart last week again held steady with a third being black, if not necessarily soul, while Top Of The Pops was a sea of black faces … Edwin Starr will be compere of a ‘Soul Train’-type show on Channel 4 … ‘StreetSounds Electro 4‘ is being mixed by new team Noel & Morris, ‘UK Electro‘ by Herbie Mastermind, and whichever charts highest will determine who mixes ‘Crucial Electro 2’ (stir, stir)! … Alan Coulthard’s May mixes on Disco Mix Club cassette are an extended return to Sharon Redd ‘Beat The Megastreet‘, an exciting pop set, and Alan s exploration of the “hot tempo” which brilliantly runs Yes ‘Leave It’ under Y&P (the only guy to pick up my tip?) … Creole Records are updating their DJ mailing list at 91-93 High Street, Harlesden, London NW10 … Record Shack sold a controlling share to IDS … Greg James’s Hammersmith Spin-Off’s record shop at 98 Fulham Palace Road is open Sundays noon-6pm, as now (11am-3pm) is Rayners Lane’s Record & Disco Centre … O’Jays ‘Extraordinary Girl’ should have been 0-115bpm last week, when a miscalculation by our Mike Gardner meant most disco dates didn’t get printed — his brother Brian Gardner’s amongst them! (Brian, ousted after three years at the Whisky A Go Go when it became the Wag Club, now funks Wed/Sat at Soho’s Le Beat Route) … Pete Haigh & Richard Searling’s monthly ‘Mecca Soul Revival night’ is again at Blackpool Baskervilles this Friday (25), yet Pete says he’s glad he wasn’t at Caister as it sounded like a Wigan oldies session! … ‘Breakin’’, a budget hip hop movie set in LA rather than the Bronx, beat ‘Beat Street’ into US cinemas to boffo box office … K-Tel in the States have a teach-yourself ‘Breakdance’ video and LP, a sure sign that anyone hip will soon have to stop! … Yarbrough & Peoples is now top US Black single, The Earons rapidly replacing Deniece Williams atop US Dance/Disco (where Womack & Womack ‘Baby I’m Scared‘ is huge) … Arthur Baker collaborates with Daryl Hall on a future Dana Ross track ‘Swept Away‘, and Maurice Starr is producing the Stylistics for the Streetwise label … The Kane Gang (a thinking man’s ‘Relax’) I now see is produced by Pete Wingfield … Shakatak take another less commercial jazz direction on their next LP, teasingly promo-ed for radio … “Any football hooligans?” I quipped on entering Mayfair’s late nite Rockafella’s eaterie last Friday night – “Yes, Kevin Keegan” was the true reply … LET’S BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL OUT THERE!
BANK HOLIDAY DISCO DATES
Scotland’s funksters have a sort of weekender at Coatbridge (Glasgow) Le Club De France with Kenny G live Friday, a Radio Clyde alldayer Saturday, “normal get-together” Sunday, farewell party Monday, jocks involved at some stage including London’s Cleveland Anderson, Birmingham’s Frenchie T, Bedford’s Stanford John, Radio Merseyside’s Kenny James, not to forget local lads Radio Clyde’s Jim Simon, Alan David, Derek Money, while down in the south-west “the most exciting sound system outside of Jamaica” Saxon Studio and its MC posse tour Bristol Trinity Hall Sat/Gloucester Jamaican Sports & Social Club Sun/Cardiff Penylan New Ocean Club Mon. Otherwise, FRIDAY (25) Plymouth’s old Palace Theatre reopens as The Academy, as with the Boscombe branch stuffed full of hi-tech effects and featuring live music, theatre and circus acts with uptempo sounds Fri/Sat; Steve Walsh Wheels Edwin Starr & Paul Hardcastle PA-ing to Torquay Monroes and then Paignton Ritzy’s; Darryl Hayden’s videotheque & Radio One’s Gary Davies do Fareham’s Ferneham Hall near Portsmouth; Phil England funks two nights at Yeovil Carnabys; SUNDAY (27) Simon Edwards promises Second Image, Central Line and more at Liverpool Wavertree Dallas Club’s first alldayer (noon-midnight, only £1.50); Kev Hill & Gary Campbell soul Harlow Whispers’ second charity allniter (midnight-7am Mon, £4 including breakfast); BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY (28) Luton Pink Elephant alldayer (noon-midnight) has Kenny G live and Chris Hill, Jeff Young, Pete Tong, Martin Collins, Chris Brown; Wigan Pier alldayer (2pm-midnight) has Colin Curtis, Kev Edwards, Mike Shaft, Jonathan, Richard Searling, Pete Haigh, Chad, Kenny McLeod etc; Birmingham Millionaires’ first alldayer (5pm-2am so more an all-eveninger?) debuts also ‘The Knights Of The Sound Table’ Steve Dennis, Frenchie T, Paul Dixon & Shaun Williams with Pressure Point live and lots of fun promised; Sean French & Nicky Holloway have a shorts ‘n shades party at Bermondsey Dockheads’s Swan & Sugarloaf; Evelyn Thomas, Miquel Brown & Earlene Bentley represent Record Shack at Preston Clouds Star Bar’s Hi-NRG alldayer; Marsha Raven plays Bournemouth’s Cabaret Club. Happy holidays!
SISTER SLEDGE: ‘Thinking Of You’ (Atlantic B 9744T)
Originally flip of 1979’s ‘Lost In Music’, this guitar-jittered pleasantly sung rolling 102⅓bpm jogger strangely has become something of a spearhead for the banner waving “back to soul” brigade and finally resurfaces on 3-track 12in with the previously better known 117-118-119bpm ‘We Are Family’ and 115-116-115¾(break)-116bpm ‘He’s the Greatest Dancer’ which doubtless have helped its rapid initial sale.
TYZIK: ‘Jammin’ In Manhattan’ LP (US Polydor 422-821 605-1 Y-1)
First cousin to ‘Funkin’ For Jamaica’ and scorching the floor in London already, trumpeter Jeff Tyzik’s sizzling hot 114½bpm funk instrumental title track is evidently due on better value 12in, if you can wait (the rest is jazz/slow).
MARGIE JOSEPH: ‘Ready For The Night’ LP (US Cotillion 90158-1)
Drummed by executive producer Narada Michael Walden, Margie’s label debut is loaded with dancers like the Teena Marie-ish 116bpm title track (also on 12in), brightly strutting 115bpm ‘Midnight Lover‘ (possibly best), Aretha-ish 115½bpm ‘I Wants Mo’ Stuff‘, raunchily worded 114bpm ‘Big Strong Man‘, lurching (0-)107bpm ‘Tell Me‘, swaying 112bpm ‘Adonai’, plus two slowies … in fact, there may be too many to take in.
FREDERICK ‘M.C. COUNT’ LINTON: ‘I’m Somebody Else’s Guy’ (US Vinyl Dreams VND D02)
Jocelyn Brown’s own original 103bpm backing track makes a mixer’s dream behind this gruff rapper’s answer version, far more useful than her M&M remix (new chunky dub flip).
SUN: ‘Legs (Bring The Wolf Out Of Me)’ LP ‘Eclipse’ US AIR City Records A-401-SN-LP)
With an instant turn-on sleeve pic of a meaty pair of pins, this great chunkily rolling 106½bpm repetitive simple funker owes much to George Clinton (‘Atomic Dog’ synchs superbly, as do One Way ‘Mr Groove’ and surprisingly Patrice Rushen), their similar previously 12-inched now 109bpm ‘Dance, Let’s Shake It Tonight‘ being the other main standout. Worth it for the cover alone!
MICHAEL JACKSON: ‘Farewell My Summer Love’ (Motown TMGT 1342)
14 years old Michael’s lovelorn squeaking with newly augmented backing on a not particularly danceable 0-59-118bpm hustler hidden in the vaults since 1973, as was its parent LP of similar vintage which contains a multi-shot poster that really shows how his once spatulate nose has fined down in recent years!
INGRAM: ‘When You’re Hot You’re Hot’ (Other End OET 1, via PRT)
Beefily remixed, this burbling fast 125bpm dated “jazz-funk’ groove with soul group vocal and police siren effects could now do well here wherever dancers like to sweat (dub/edit flip). The label is a new splinter rival to West End.
THE BUGGERS: The Bugger Groove’ (US Manhole A 92)
Not Hi-NRG but “Latin-Electro” by some Bronx Hispanic boys ‘n girls, who must know the word’s British meaning to judge from the label name, a ‘Twilight Zone’ introed 0-117bpm jerky skitterer with hilariously scabrous lyrics hissed and muttered through chants like “buggers of the world unite” (inst/edit/SFX too), a real collectors’ item. (This is genuine, not another Kanu Sukalagwun!)
DAN HARTMAN: ‘I Can Dream About You’ (US MCA MCA-23502)
Jellybean-remixed placidly pumping Hall & Oates-type 112½bpm roller with rock guitar and jazz sax breaks, from the film ‘Streets Of Fire’, causing a stir Stateside (inst-edit flip).
PEOPLES CHOICE: ‘Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love’ (LP ‘Strikin’’ US Mercury 818925-1 M-1)
The guys return with a useful enough purposeful (0-)98bpm soul jogger, others apart from three delicate slowies being the pleasantly swaying 101bpm ‘Watcha Gonna Do With My Love‘, message rap 102½bpm title track, jazzy instrumental 122bpm ‘(Theme From) Above The Stars‘, chugging odd 127bpm ‘Mr Rhythm Man‘, not terribly essential.
TERRI JONES: ‘Do It Again Tonight’ (US Mirage 0-96947)
Monotonously chugging 110bpm rolling thudder with less wailing vocal on the sparser dub flip, ultimately boring.
EVAN ROGERS: ‘Stay Here With Me’ (RCA RCAT 416)
The Italian soulster’s Michael Wycoff-ish purposeful 110bpm hot tempo thudder is usefully familiar so dead easy to use (inst/dub flip), and pretty insidious.
THE EARONS: ‘Land Of Hunger’ (Island 12IS 167)
Richie/Monyaka influenced but mainly Odyssey ‘Roots’-like chugging percussion building 111bpm protest song (dub/edit flip), powerful stuff.
D.J. CHUCK CHILL OUT: ‘Hip Hop On Wax – Volume 1′ (US Vintertainment VTIS-002)
The B Boys’ DJ goes to town on a brilliant 113½bpm scratch ‘n cut made up from tantalizing fragments of familiar oldies, a must for hip hop freaks but sadly too specialist for wide consumption — the man’s dexterity is amazing (edit/beats flip).
HI-TENSION: ‘Rat Race’ (Streetwave MKHAN 13)
Bright and familiar seeming jiggly 114bpm Britfunk canterer with squawking sax all too briefly piercing the almost continuous harmony-backed title chant (edit and sombre 89bpm ‘In The Dark‘ flip).
WARP 9: ‘No Man Is An Island — Remix’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 6)
Belated UK release for the now much remixed Richie-influenced afro/carib-ish happy singalong kicking 111½bpm percussion pounder (less dense ‘Island Jam’ and ‘Freak Beats’ dub flip).
THE SYSTEM: ‘I Wanna Make You Feel Good (Remix)’ (Polydor POSPX 685)
Less effectively starting with a disjointed “you’re the one” stutter instead of the original’s sexy yelp, this slower smacking 112½bpm total remix seems much less infectious but does have a usefully extended 102½bpm ‘Promises Can Break‘ as soulful flip (now on its own).
SKWARES: ‘Step By Step’ (LP ‘Skwares’ US Cotillion 90152-1)
Jimmy Douglass-produced Memphis sextet rolling out a Slave-like 111-112bpm groove on this and the thudding 113-114bpm ‘Slam Dunk (Affair)‘ while the 111-112bpm ‘Tricky‘ is almost a re-write of ‘She’s Strange’ (so soon!). Solidly dance driven, the bright if inconsequential set’s others are the 109bpm ‘Girls Girls Girls‘, 117bpm ‘Skware’, 118bpm ‘Circuit Breaker’, 127bpm ‘Ride It’ and (the sole nice slowie) 0-68bpm ‘(U-R) Everything’.
ROGER: ‘Midnight Hour’ (LP The Saga Continues…’ Warners Bros 923975-1)
Routine Roger with no new ideas, this ‘Grapevine’-type vocoder yowled 114bpm Wilson Pickett update so far failing on the floor while possibly best is the lovely lazy instrumental 72bpm ‘TC Song‘ (it’s his guitar that sings), others being the scatting 116bpm ‘Play Your Guitar Brother Roger‘, BB King-ish (0-)135bpm ‘Bucket Of Blood‘, 0- 113bpm ‘Girl Cut It Out‘, 70bpm ‘I Keep Trying‘, 0-127½bpm ‘In The Mix‘, 0-127bpm ‘The Break Song‘.
RONI GRIFFITH: ‘(The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up’ (Making Waves SURF 101T, via Rough Trade)
Perennially popular with Hi-NRG disco dancers especially up north and a steady seller for over a year after its original release on Vanguard, this Bobby “O”-produced rattling 126bpm Ronettes revival now makes a timely reappearance on 3-track 12in with the more stolid 116bpm ‘Voodoo Man‘ and Moroder-ish 123bpm ‘Spys‘. A major chart entry now that its time has come?
THE FLIRTATIONS/MARSHA RAVEN: ‘Earthquake/Catch Me (Anglia Remix)’ (Dutch High Fashion Music MS 118)
Currently huge in the Netherlands, the Ian Anthony Stephens-produced 130bpm oldies have been overdubbed and linked by gimmicky use of the Big Ben chimes (hence ‘Anglia’!), remixed by Rutger ‘Rutti’ Kroese whose B-side efforts with the excitingly percussive 127½bpm EASTBOUND EXPRESSWAY ‘Primitive Desire‘ so impressed producer Ian Levine that he used this version for ‘Street Sounds Hi-Energy 2’. Of obvious use for recent pop converts.
IRENE CARA: ‘Breakdance’ (Epic TA4427)
Giorgio Moroder-produced flurrying echo drum drivel 130bpm rock disco flier with huskily whispered and wailed vocal, or much more electro dub.
TACO: ‘Let’s Face The Music (And Dance)’ (RCA RCAT 409)
The Eurodisco crooner oddly prefaces his electronically shuffling and swaying 119bpm Fred & Ginger revival with chattering smurfs — still, the rest is good MoR, and you can’t keep a great song down!
BRONSKI BEAT: ‘Smalltown Boy’ (Forbidden Fruit BITEX 1)
Eye-cued for DJs (remember that old gimmick? —the points where significant musical changes start are banded as on an LP), the slow start is thus easily skipped before the tinklingly churning falsetto-sung 0-135½-135bpm pop galloper’s beat kicks in.
WANG CHUNG: ‘Don’t Let Go’ (Geffen TA4272)
Electronically driven gruffly chanted speedily throbbing 138bpm slick rock racer recently big Stateside.
Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (f/c/r for fade/cold/resonant ends):
Ultravox 143f, Status Quo 171f, Boomtown Rats 0-140-0r, Eddy Grant 145f, The Kane Gang 114½f, Van Halen 141-140-141c, PiL 119f, Lee Greenwood 26-50-0r.
DISCO TOP 85 – May 26, 1984
01 01 I’LL BE AROUND, Terri Wells, London 12in
02 03 CHANGE OF HEART/YOU ARE MY MELODY/WARM, Change, WEA LP
03 05 AUTOMATIC (REMIX), Pointer Sisters, Planet 12in
04 02 SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY, Jocelyn Brown, Fourth & Broadway 12in
05 04 EMERGENCY (DIAL 999)(REMIX)/DUB MIX, Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
06 17 DON’T LET NOBODY HOLD YOU DOWN/WEIGH ALL THE FACTS/TOUCH DOWN/DONT WORRY/LOVIN’ MAN, L J. Reynolds, US Mercury LP
07 09 LOVE IS IN SEASON/TWO OF A KIND, Detroit Spinners, Atlantic LP
08 10 STEPPIN’ OUT/PHILLY TALK/DREAM RIDE/DR. ROCK, George Howard, US TBA LP
09 30 LOVE WARS (REMIXI, Womack & Womack, Elektra 12in
10 25 DOIN’ IT IN A HAUNTED HOUSE, Yvonne Gage, US CIM 12in
11 06 AIN’T NOBODY, Rufus & Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
12 33 I WANNA MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD/PROMISES CAN BREAK, The System, Polydor 12in
13 07 SHE’S STRANGE/CLUB MIX (REMIX), Cameo, Club 12in
14 16 LOVE ME LIKE THIS, Real To Reel, Arista 12in
15 11 DON’T GIVE ME UP, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, London 12in
16 27 RIGHT OR WRONG/I’LL BE AROUND, Detroit Spinners, Atlantic 12in
17 15 COME BACK LOVER, Fresh Band, US Are ‘N Be 12in
18 12 DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME (REMIX), Yarbrough & Peoples, Total Experience 12in
19 14 HI, HOW YA DOIN’? (GRAVITY MIX), Kenny G, Arista 12in
20 13 LOVEQUAKE/FALL IN LOVE, Bobby King, Motown 12in
21 21 THIS TIME, Funk Deluxe, Dutch Rams Horn 12in
22 08 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME/DAYBREAK/A.M. (MEDLEY), Paul Hardcastle, Total Control Records 12in
23 18 DON’T LOOK ANY FURTHER, Dennis Edwards, Gordy 12in
24 22 COME TO ME (ONE WAY OR ANOTHER), Jermaine Jackson, Arista 12in
25 20 JUST BE GOOD TO ME, The SOS Band, Tabu 12in
26 23 KEEP IT COMIN’/YOU CAN’T HAVE MY LOVE/BETTER THINGS TO DO, The Jones Girls, US Philadelphia International
27 56 STAY WITH ME TONIGHT (US CLUB MIX)/PLANE LOVE (UK REMIX), Jeffrey Osborne, A&M 12in
28 26 FEELS SO REAL (WON’T LET GO) (DUB), Patrice Rushen, US Elektra 12in
29 32 BREAK DANCE PARTY, Break Machine, Record Shack 12in
30 24 TELL ME WHY, Bobby Womack, Motown LP
31 — READY FOR THE NIGHT/BIG STRONG MAN/MIDNIGHT LOVER, Margie Joseph, US Cotillion LP
32 43 I FOUND LOVIN’, Fatback, US Spring LP
33 35 MR GROOVE/LADY YOU ARE/I’LL MAKE IT UP TO YOU/DYNOMITE, One Way, US MCA LP
34 — THINKING OF YOU/HE’S THE GREATEST DANCER/WE ARE FAMILY, Sister Sledge, Atlantic 12in
35 41 HEAVEN SENT YOU, Stanley Clarke/Howard Hewett, StreetSounds LP
36 40 FOR YOUR LOVE/EXTENDED VERSION, The SOS Band, US Tabu 12in
37 31 PLANE LOVE (REMIX)/DUB, Jeffrey Osborne, US A&M 12in
38 34 MATT’S MOOD, Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
39 39 STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOIN’, The Chi-Lites. US Private I 12in
40 — JAMMIN’ IN MANHATTAN. Tyzick, US Polydor LP
41 51 EXTRAORDINARY GIRL, The O’Jays, US Philadelphia International 12in
42 19 JAM ON IT, Newcleus, Sunnyview 12in
43 65 GOTTA GIVE A LITTLE LOVE, Timmy Thomas, US Gold Mountain 12in
44 62 SUMMER FLING/I’M THE KIND OF MAN (EVERY MOTHER WANTS HER DAUGHTER TO LOVE), The O’Jays, US Philadelphia International LP
45 38 STAY HERE WITH ME, Evan Rogers, RCA 12in
46 79 SHE’S WHAT I NEED/TENDER LOVIN’/TAKE IT TO THE TOP/DANCE IT OFF, Funk Deluxe, US Salsoul LP
47 36 IT’S ALL YOURS, Starpoint, Elektra 12in
48 52 LOVER OF MY DREAMS, Yvonne Gage, Belgian BMC 12in
49 45 BREAK/INTIMATE CONNECTION, Kleeer, Atlantic LP
50 — EUROPEAN QUEEN (NO MORE LOVE ON THE RUN), Billy Ocean, Jive 12in
51 — WHEN YOU’RE HOT YOU’RE HOT (REMIX), Ingram, Other End 12in
52 49 LAND OF HUNGER, The Earons, US Island 12in
53 59 ONE LOVE — PEOPLE GET READY, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Island 12in
54 80 BREAKIN’ IN SPACE/INSTRUMENTAL, Key-Matic, US Radar 12in
55 63 DON’T I EVER CROSS YOUR MIND SOMETIME, Barbara Mason, US West End 12in
56 66 COME BE WITH ME/LIGHT MY FIRE, The Ronnie McNeir Experience, Capitol 12in
57 48 WHAT DO I DO? (CARNIVAL MIX)/(PINA COLADA MIX-IN-DUB), Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign 12in
58 42 DEJA VU, AB’s, Streetwave 12in
59 44 SATISFY ME LOVER, Starpoint, Elektra LP
60 72 IT’S YOU THAT’S HAPPENING, Exquisite Taste, US Starlit 12in
61 — I’M SOMEBODY ELSE’S GUY, Frederick ‘MC Count’ Linton, US Vinyl Dreams 12in
62 73 LET ME DANCE WITH YOU (INSTRUMENTAL), El Chicano, US Columbia 12in
63 61 GOT THE HOTS, Cuba Gooding, US Streetwise 12in
64 55 NIGHT STALKERS/I LIKE IT/WITH YOU/JUST FOR YOU/HOT BODY, Ingram, US Mirage LP
65 84 TURN IT AROUND (INSTRUMENTAL), Gino Soccio, US Atlantic 12in
66 28 SOMEDAY, Gap Band, Total Experience 12in
67 71 MARVIN, Edwin Starr. Streetwave 12in
68 53 I’VE GOT TO FIND A WAY, Zena Dejonay, Calibre 12in
69 81 ENCORE, Cheryl Lynn, US Columbia 12in
70 47 JUST A TOUCH OF LOVE/WAIT FOR ME, Slave, Atlantic 12in
71 — THRILLER — OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (MEDLEY), Local Boy, Belgian Jump & Shout 12in
72 50 WHAT’S THE NAME OF YOUR GAME/HOLD ON, Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
73 64 TECHNO-FREQS, Junie Morrison, Ze 12in
74 — STATE OF LOVE (REMIX), Imagination, R&B 12in
75 — NO TURNING BACK/CALL OF THE HEART, Intrigue, Music Power 12in
76 67 YOU’RE THE BEST/ALL THINGS COME IN TIME, The Emotions, US Red Label LP
77 68 DONT GO LOSE IT BABY, Hugh Masekela, Jive Afrika 12in
78 — MEGA-MIX, Herbie Hancock/Grandmixer D. ST., US Columbia 12in
79 75 LOVELITE, O’Bryan, US Capitol 12in
80 — SWOOP (I’M YOURS), Dazz Band, Motown 12in
81 — LEGS (BRING THE WOLF OUT OF ME), Sun, US AIR City Records LP
82 76 DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE AWAY, Pushé, US Partytime 12in
83 — IT’S GONNA BE SPECIAL/STARSTRUCK/FINE FINE FELLA, Patti Austin, Qwest LP
84 — DETERMINATION, Kym Yancey, Pinnacle 12in
85 78 CALIFORNIA/NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, Kent Jordan, US Columbia LP
01 01 HIGH ENERGY, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
02 09 ONE NIGHT ONLY, Scherrie Payne, US Megatone 12in
03 06 NOTHING’S WORSE THAN BEING ALONE, Velvette, Electricity 12in
04 05 EMERGENCY. Laura Pallas, Record Shack 12in
05 02 I’M GONNA LOVE YOU FOREVER, Jimmy Ruffin & Jackson Moore, ERC 12in
06 04 WHEN YOU WALK IN THE ROOM, Ramming Speed, Proto 12in
07 03 DOCTOR’S ORDERS — COUCH COUGH, Maegan, Savoir Faire 12in
08 12 FRANTIC LOVE. Eastbound Expressway, Record Shack 12in
09 15 COMING OUT OF HIDING, Pamela Stanley, US TSR 12in
10 08 ALIVE WITH LOVE, Tina Fabrique, Electricity 12in
11 11 WE ARE INVINCIBLE, 501’s, ERC 12in
12 14 I LOVE MEN, Cinema, Streetwave 12in
13 20 YOU TURNED MY BITTER INTO SWEET, Linda Lewis, Electricity 12in
14 18 THE NEXT IN UNE, Eric Roberts, Electricity 12in
15 21 ROCKET TO YOUR HEART (REMIX), Lisa, Dutch BMC 12in
16 17 DESIRE (HI-ENERGY MIX), Paul Parker, Technique 12in
17 23 BEELINE (REMIX), Miquel Brown, US TSR 12in
18 22 HEARTS ON FIRE (REMIX), Hush, Spirit 12in
19 07 COUNTDOWN (HERE I COME), Kofi & The Lovetones, Electricity 12in
20 10 THE UPSTROKE/NAUGHTY MIX, Agents Aren’t Aeroplanes. Proto 12in
21 16 TIE ME DOWN, Romance, Passion 12in
22 33 THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT. Peter Brown. CBS 12in/US Hot Tracks remix
23 28 SEVEN DAYS, Total Experience, ERC 12in
24 — I HEAR THUNDER, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in promo
25 31 KEEP DANCING, Touch Of Class, US Next Plateau 12in
26 38 AND DANCE, Billy Preston, ERC 12in
27 32 NO MORE WORDS. Berlin, Mercury 12in
28 13 I’M LIVING MY OWN LIFE (REMIX), Earlene Bentley, US TVI 12in
29 25 TRIPPIN’ ON THE MOON, Claudja Barry. US Personal 12in
30 30 DETERMINATION/IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME, Jayne Edwards, US Profile 12in
31 35 LOVE FIRE, Jimmy James, ERC 12in
32 36 COLOR MY LOVE, Fun Fun, Dutch High Fashion 12in
33 39 DOIN’ IT IN A HAUNTED HOUSE, Yvonne Gage, US CIM 12in
34 — I WANT A MAN, Bonnie Forman, US MEMO f2in
35 — GUILTY, Hotline, US MEMO 12in
36 40 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (REMIX), Nina Schiller, US Moby Dick 12in
37 34 SO MANY MEN SO LITTLE TIME – HOT TRACKS REMIX (PHASED), Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
38 26 LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOY, Deniece Williams, CBS 12in
39 — STRANGE DESIRE, Nicci Gable, Passion 12in
40 — HEAVEN TO ME, Technique, ERC 12in
Pop jox are playing: 1 (2) Pointer Sisters, 2 (1) Jocelyn Brown, 3 (4) Terri Wells, 4 (7) Evelyn Thomas, 5 (16) Womack & Womack, 6 (13) The SOS Band ‘JBGTM’, 7 (5) Rufus, 8 (15) Duran Duran, 9 (10) Hazell Dean, 10 (11) Trans-X, 11 (3) Kool, 12 (27) Break Machine, 13 (19) Bob Marley, 14 (20) Blancmange, 15 (36) Human League, 16 (41) Jeffrey Osborne ‘SWMT’, 17 (23) OMD, 18 (34) Loose Ends, 19 (18) Phil Collins, 20 (—) Deniece Williams, 21 (26) Miquel Brown ‘SMM(R) ‘, 22 (14) Scritti Politti, 23 (6) Gap Band, 24 (12) Cameo, 25 (8) Phil Fearon, 26 (47) Nik Kershaw, 27 (33) Thompson Twins, 28 (25) Lionel Richie, 29 (21) Michael Jackson, 30 (48) Agents Aren’t Aeroplanes, 31 (9) Shannon, 32 (45) Roni Griffith, 33 (—) Starpoint ‘IAY’, 34 (37) Melle Mel, 35 (—) Alisha, 36 (42) Depeche Mode, 37 (31) Harold Melvin, 38 (17) Paul Hardcastle, 39 (32) Kenny G, 40 (43) Kane Gang, 41 (46) The Cure, 42 (30) Weather Girls, 43 (24) Matt Bianco ‘MM’, 44 (22) Bobby King, 45 (29) Queen, 46(—) Ultravox, 47 (—) Belle & Devotions, 48 (—) Ramming Speed, 49 (—) Irene Cara, 50 (—) Maegan.