ODDS ‘N’ BODS
JAMES BROWN and George Clinton’s collaboration, predating the Afrika Bambaataa duet, is rumoured finally to be due (possibly also on Tommy Boy) … Britain’s most compulsively exciting radio DJ, Peter Young is going out with a bang on Capital 95.8FM, sitting in 6-8pm weeknights with a sizzling Pete’s Party prior to leaving for Redhill/Reigate/Crawley’s new ILR Radio Mercury, on air in about a month … Capital afternoon star Roger Scott didn’t bother catching the Jacksons after all as Bruce Springsteen did an extra show on the night he was meant to have off — and Roger’s flying back to the States this weekend just to see him again! (Arthur Baker has remixed Brucie’s ‘Cover Me’ with a new dubwise bassline) … Evelyn Thomas ‘High Energy’ is holding at 2 in the US Dance/Disco chart, but the big Brit success is Billy Ocean whose ‘Caribbean Queen‘ single and new album are storming up all the charts, Black, Pop & Dance! … Ray Parker Jr topped Black 45s (‘Ghostbusters’ on 12in is 113⅓bpm, 7in 114½bpm), while 6 out of Billboard’s Top 10 US pop LPs last week were by black acts, Prince, Tina Turner, Ray Parker Jr (plus others), Jacksons, Lionel Richie, Pointer Sisters, — something of a landmark … New York’s previously urban contemporary radio WKTU is going “Top 40” in format, though KISS-fm (according to visitors Julian Palmer & Adrian Sykes of Island) still keeps the hip hop faith with Chuck Chill-Out, Jazzy Jay, Whiz Kid, Red Alert and Davy DMX all doing regular marathon live on-air mixing sessions … Cosmic sunny Chicago caught Maze in concert, supported by the O’Jays … Jon Williams, jocking nightly at Corfu’s La Plaza in Ipsos, reports the biggest holiday hit is Baobab ‘Let’s Break‘ (German Polydor), while Graham Hunter (Basingstoke’s Firefly Roadshow) says the Benidorm biggies were RAF ‘Self Control‘, Fox To Fox ‘Precious Little Diamond‘, Roberto Jacketti & The Scooters ‘I Save The Day‘, K-Ram ‘Menage A Trois‘ … BADEM, now rechristened PLASA, the Professional Lighting And Sound Association have their annual Light And Sound Show at London’s Bloomsbury Crest Hotel Sept 16-19, but it’s strictly “trade only” … Tricky Dicky Scanes’ record shop Record Cellar at Newport Court (next to London’s Leicester Square tube station) has bought up the old Bond Street Embassy Club’s record collection, full of collector’s items in mint condition as the DJs had kept two copies of everything, for sale in rolling stages from just 99p with the real rarities on offer from Thursday 13th — rush rush! … Bruce Lundvall plans a January revival of his celebrated jazz label Blue Note, combining new releases with vintage material … Terri Wells’ excitingly soulful newie, rapidly being re-evaluated by London for UK release after all, sounds fantastic out of radio speakers and to my mind far preferable to her past overly formularised hits … The Staple Singers ‘Slippery People‘ I didn’t realise is a Talking Heads song! … Jean Knight’s ‘71 classic ‘Mr Big Stuff‘ is getting big in London again, but will Terry Davis & Ian Clark play it at their latest vintage soul Function At The Junction this Friday (31) in the Wessex Suite opposite Clapham Junction railway station? … Joe Field joins Chris Brown at Benson-on-Thames Rivers Fri (31), and steps into Martin Collins’ shoes with Brother Louie co-hosting the Radio Chiltern 97.6FM Sunday 3-6pm soul show for the next two weeks (and at Luton Pink Elephant’s Dumbos the next two Saturdays) … Chris Dinnis souls Exeter Boxes Sat (1) … Hazell Dean plays Brighton Bolts Sun (2) … Toddy starts hip hopping Forest Gate’s Uppercut Club Tuesdays (4), his Wednesdays at Chadwell Heath High Road’s Regency Suite also turning hip hop now … Steve Walsh comperes Kleeer’s Hammersmith Odeon gig next Thursday (6), when Arrow play Rayleigh Pink Toothbrush … Andy Richards, jocking Sat/Sun/Mon at the brand new Chaplins gay club opposite Streatham station, infos that a remix of Dan Hartman ‘Relight My Fire‘ was on a recent Hot Tracks “Classics” re-issue … Jimmy Ruffin’s new ‘Young Heart‘ will be flipped by a remix of his 1980 ‘Hold On To My Love‘, never on 12in at the time … Percy Mayfield died aged 63 of a heart attack on Aug 11 — best known for his ‘Please Send Me Someone To Love‘ and ‘River’s Invitation‘, the veteran “soft blues”-er also wrote ‘Hit The Road Jack’ for Ray Charles … Richard Jon Smith & Katie Kissoon came within an inch of being wiped out while touring North Wales clubs when a massive truck roared down a narrow country road and took off their wing mirror … Theo Loyla as a plugger, representing the careers of the artists he plugs, ought to be appalled at DJs using the sluggish Nightclub chart as a shopping list, only buying the records in it long after they actually need promoting to sell in the main Top 75 (which should surely be pop jocks’ main influence?) — my comment “Well, at least it isn’t predictable” didn’t mean I was “pleased” with the chart, merely amazed that the week after it dropped nationally Shakatak went to number one!… BE CAREFUL.
SISTER SLEDGE: ‘Lost In Music’ (Atlantic B9718T)
Remixed by Nile Rodgers with for some obscure but ultimately commercial reason Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon & Andy Taylor on intrusively overdubbed chants, the familiar 115-116bpm jiggly thrusting trotter was 1979’s A-side to ‘Thinking Of You’, though now is nowhere near as soulful . . . which won’t hurt its pop chances. The sensible new flip is their recent George Duke-produced gentle chime-introed attractive 54½-109bpm ‘Smile‘.
LEVEL 42: ‘Hot Water’ (Polydor POSPX 697)
Never before so exciting, this thumbs thundered and brass blazed noisily over-the-top exhilarating leaping 112-109-110-112-110-111(halfway break)-112-113bpm lurcher (they still can’t keep tempo!) has almost punkish vocals jumping out of the remorselessly stabbing jitter ‘n jiggle. Phew!
STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘The Medicine Song’ (Club JABX 8)
Rufus’s hot hit writing David ‘Hawk’ Wolinski expands his ‘Plane Love’ approach with a slippery rumbling and wriggling 112½bpm intense rhythm build up before Stephanie wails through the then chuggingly spurtive drive (dub flip), now happening here almost as fast as in New York.
RICK JAMES: ‘You Turn Me On’ (LP ‘Reflections’ Gordy HH 72174)
Subtitled ‘All The Great Hits’ although an odd assortment (many omissions doubtless for ‘Part 2’), the set’s only newies as well as ‘17‘ are this excellent beefily smacking 112bpm brassy roller with snatches of Spanish conversation, immediately pounced on by DJs here, and the great sax honked and piano plonked reeling and yawing powerfully pent up slow 0-73bpm ‘Oh What A Night (4 Luv)‘.
B-biz-R: ‘Sucker For Love (I’m A Sucker For Your Love)’ (Magnet 12 SUCK 1)
Brightly beefy 114⅓bpm revival of Rick James’s old funker given a sort of Break Machine-ish (but non-electro) pop approach which should have wide appeal (7in edit/123bpm ‘Dr Rhythm‘ flip).
ALEEM: ‘Release Yourself’ (US NIA Records NI 1241)
The Fantastic Aleems (Tunde-Ra & Taharqa) are currently the hottest hip hoppers in NYC thanks to this 116bpm judderer – but not the unison chanted A-side, it’s the excitingly electrofied dub that’s causing all the fuss, full of freaky echo repeats and punchy beats in sorta funky ‘IOU’ style. Exhausting!
AFRIKA BAMBAATAA & JAMES BROWN: ‘Unity’ (Tommy Boy/Polydor AFRX 2)
Fully detailed a fortnight ago, this teaming of two funk generations powers Mr Brown’s old brassy “get up” style with an unobtrusive 111bpm electronic beat, in six differently emphasised variations on 12in. Can I count it off? UHH!
BOBBY GLOVER: ‘Happy’ (LP ‘Bad Bobby Glover’ US Columbia FC 39321)
The Roger Troutman-produced husky soulster proves himself as quite a singer on an impressive set, this great jiggly groin-grinding 74bpm roller being naggingly reminiscent of the Dramatics ‘Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get‘, while all stamped with the Zapp touch (though mellower) are the chunkily jolting 108-107bpm ‘So Mean‘, more smoothly slinking 105bpm ‘Your Spell‘, sultry 76/38bpm ‘I Love You‘, declamatory 80bpm ‘It’s My Turn‘, gentle 0-40/80bpm ‘I Can’t Stand The Pain‘, lightly tripping 116¼bpm ‘Bright Skies Sunny Days‘, and of course the funky 119½bpm single ‘What Kind Of Lady‘. Worth checking.
PRIME TIME: ‘I Owe It To Myself’ (US Total Experience TED1-2608)
Slightly remixed for 12in, the lovely lazily swaying 103bpm side-to-side kicker by these slickly singing soulsters (inst flip) looks Iike becoming massive now and is one of two standouts on their LP ‘Flying High’ (TEL8-5702), to which I never did return as promised. The other hotsie’s the superb mellow jittery scatting 105½bpm ‘I Want Somebody Tonight (Shoo Be Do Bop)‘ while also getting reaction are the gently weaving though purposeful funkily chanted and vocodered 112bpm ‘Give It To The Beat‘, lush slow 74bpm title track, and bouncily jogging 86bpm ‘I Can’t Get You Off My Mind‘.
CHUCK MANGIONE: ‘Shirley MacLaine’ (LP ‘Disguise’ US Columbia FC 39479)
The flugelhorn tootler’s set is mainly dismissable easy listening jazz (fine if that’s your bag), but please don’t miss this real ear-opener on which the eponymous actress becomes a seductive breathy rapper, giggling and cajoling funky Chuck into a Herb Alpert ‘Rise’-ish funky 89½bpm jiggle over largely Eumir Deodato backing. Dynamite, and great fun!
CERRONE: ‘Club Underworld’ (Personal PERSL 107)
Although played more on London radio, forget the Wham!-ish guys/gals rapped vocal and flip for the still chix-cooed but otherwise instrumental and harder haunting ‘Dub Underworld’ of this sinuously thwacking 103bpm funky hot tempo groove, his best in years.
GAYLE ADAMS: ‘I’m Warning You’ (US Mainline ML-5002)
Welcome return for the huskily wailing lady on a Willie Lester & Rodney Brown-prod/penned heavily jolting 107bpm rolling tripper in timeless soul disco style, now possibly a bit ponderous and unadventurous although certainly still solid sounding (inst/edit flip).
BARBARA FOWLER: ‘Come And Get My Lovin’’ (Master Mix 12CHE 8405, via PRT)
Snapped up by enterprising Lewis Hayes from producer Eric Matthew’s Radar label just as it breaks on import, this piercingly wailed and gurgled skittery jittery 105bpm chugger is more a weaving groove than song, although quite like the Emotions’ You’re The Best‘, and has a brightly busy “toppy” sound (starker rhythmic dub flip).
TRACY KERR: ‘If You Want My Lovin’ (US Tra-San TS 1004)
Presumably veteran producer George Kerr’s daughter, Tracy sweetly wails (in almost lovers rock-like pitch) over mushier back-ups and a hi-hat tapping slow tugging, slinkily jogging, groin grinding 92bpm bass rumble and clap (vocal and inst flipped by a moodier 91½bpm inst dub).
CIRCUIT: ‘Release The Tension’ (US 4th & Broadway BWAY 405)
Quite powerful Colonel Abrams-ish loosely rambling bass bumbled jittery 113bpm side-to-side smacker with scattering gruff guy groaning and wandering over staccato back-up chix in soulfully nagging style, possibly with specialist Slave-type appeal (dub/edit flip).
STACY LATTISAW & JOHNNY GILL: ‘Block Party’ (Atlantic B9719T)
Never big on import but still played around London, this good datedly jolly chugging 115½bpm backbeat lurcher by the Narada Michael Walden-produced youthful new US “sweethearts of soul” is here on 3-track 12in with their loving 97⅓bpm revival of the Shirelles’ Bacharach & David-penned ‘Baby It’s You‘, and Stacy’s solo US hit ‘Let Me Be Your Angel‘ radio ballad.
GLENN JONES: ‘Show Me’ (US RCA Victor PD-13874)
Very soulful powerfully sung and beautifully backed (if conventionally treated) slow 84bpm weaver with Glenn really wailing his mighty lungs out, flipped by the frantic fast funk 132bpm ‘On The Floor‘.
NORMA LEWIS: ‘The Fight (For The Single Family)’ (ERC ERCL 118)
Phil Harding produced almost overpoweringly aggressive rattling and juddering 129½bpm galloper eventually wailed with good lyrics (reminiscent of Dolly Parton’s ‘9 To 5’ in a way) and enough rock attack to give it very strong chances in the States especially (inst dub flip). Impressive stuff.
SIMPLICIOUS: ‘Let Her Feel It’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 13)
Finally out after being on Philly World import for ages, the M&M-mixed slow starting 0-124bpm friskily bounding and chugging canterer has so far had most Hi-NRG success but the straining lead fellah gives it simple crossover pop-soul-disco appeal too (inst flip).
FANCY: ‘Slice Me Nice’ (Proto ENAT 120)
Husky chick talked-sung jiggly jolly 122bpm Eurodisco galloper with trite pop appeal, still on import but now here a single-sided white label until full UK release in three weeks.
VARIOUS: ‘Record Shack Presents, Volume One’ LP (Record Shack RSTV1)
Going one better than ‘Streetsounds Hi-Energy’, the first of Record Shack’s TV-advertised annual compilations of Hi-NRG hits is a double album, all mixed excitingly together by (of course) Ian Levine who can’t have had much difficulty considering he produced everything on it bar Break Machine and Eartha Kitt (two hits each, which do in fact detract from the flow, ‘Where Is My Man?’ especially).
VARIOUS: ‘Prime Cuts From Greatest Hi-NRG Hits’ (ERC ERCL 202)
Released commercially after all, this 131bpm-introed megamixed medley of established tracks very cheekily nicks the “In The Navy/Relax” riff from ‘High Energy’ (which wasn’t of course an ERC hit) to overlay and link various segments.
DOLMANN: ‘High Sex Drive’ (Passion PASH 1233)
Excitingly grabbing electro powered panting and whinnying frantic 137½bpm racer, mainly vocodered by Nigel Dolmann (inst flip), initially white labelled.
VIKKI BENSON: ‘Easy Love (Remix)’ (Bronze BROX 186)
Ian Levine’s remix adds more Hi-NRG gloss to this already accepted 118bpm tapper by the twee little voiced young lady (but there’s no inst flip).
Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (f/r for fade/resonant ends):
Stevie Wonder 113-0r, Spandau Ballet 61-121-0r, Kraftwerk 133f, Ray Parker Jr 0-114½f, Lloyd Cole 25½-102f, Bucks Fizz 0-124-0f, Astrud Gilberto 64-128-126f, Evelyn Thomas 0-127f, The Armoury Show 134f, Elvis Costello 0-123f.
DISCO TOP 85 – SEPTEMBER 1, 1984
01 01 DR. BEAT, Miami Sound Machine, US Epic 12in
02 02 JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT, The SOS Band, US Tabu 12in
03 03 TOSSING AND TURNING (REMIX), Windjammer, MCA 12in
04 04 LADY SHINE (SHINE ON), T.H.S. The Horne Section. Fourth & Broadway 12in
05 10 YOU GET THE BEST FROM ME (SAY, SAY, SAY), Alicia Myers, MCA 12in
06 06 17, Rick James, Gordy 12in
07 07 YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
08 05 YOU ARE MY MELODY, Change, WEA 12in
09 26 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Stevie Wonder, Motown 7in
10 11 MAGIC TOUCH (REMIX), Rose Royce, Streetwave 12in
11 24 WE NEED SOME MONEY, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Master Mix 12in
12 08 TODAY’S YOUR LUCKY DAY, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, London 12in
13 09 EVERYBODY’S LAUGHING (SANGRIA MIX), Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign 12in
14 18 ENCORE/GOT TO BE REAL, Cheryl Lynn, Streetwave 12in
15 44 UNITY, Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown, Tommy Boy/Polydor 12in
16 21 NO ONE’S GONNA LOVE YOU/WEEKEND GIRL, The SOS Band, Dutch Tabu LP
17 16 PRIME TIME/C.O.D. (I’LL DELIVER)/YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, Mtume, US Epic LP
18 15 SHINING STAR, Precinct, Passion 12in
19 13 ETERNALLY GRATEFUL, Janet Kay. Local Records 12in
20 28 THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA/TAKE ME TO ARUANDA, Astrud Gilberto, Verve 12in
21 14 GUILTY, Paul Hardcastle, Total Control Records 12in
22 31 MUSIC IS THE ANSWER (DUB VERSION)/LEAVE THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE DOOR, Colonel Abrams, US Streetwise 12in
23 23 WITH YOU (REMIX), Ingram, Other End 12in
24 12 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE, Sivuca, London 12in
25 48 I OWE IT TO MYSELF/I WANT SOMEBODY TONIGHT (SHOO BE DO BOP)/ FLYING HIGH/GIVE IT TO THE BEAT, Prime Time, US Total Experience LP
26 19 LOST IN MUSIC (REMIX), Sister Sledge, Atlantic 12in
27 36 INTIMATE CONNECTION/OPEN YOUR MIND, Kleeer, Atlantic 12in
28 40 I WISH YOU WOULD, Jocelyn Brown, US Vinyl Dreams 12in
29 33 HOT-HOT-HOT, Arrow, AIR 12in/Cooltempo remixes
30 — TODA MENINA BAIANA, Gilberto Gil, WEA 12in
31 43 YOUR TOUCH, Bonnie Pointer, US Private I 12in
32 20 DOWN ON THE STREET/HOLDING ON, Shakatak, Polydor 12in
33 22 YOU KEEP ME COMING BACK/TOKYO/OUT OF CONTROL, Brothers Johnson, A&M LP
34 70 THE MEDICINE SONG/DUB VERSION. Stephanie Mills, Club 12in
35 39 INTERNATIONAL/RENEGADES, Brass Construction, Capitol LP
36 50 YOU KEEP ME COMING BACK (REMIX), Brothers Johnson, A&M 12in
37 32 I FOUND LOVIN’, Fatback, Master Mix 12in
38 38 MR. SOLITAIRE/LAZY AFTERNOON, Animal Nightlife, Island 12in
39 17 EVERYBODY’S LAUGHING, Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign 12in
40 29 EASIER SAID THAN DONE/FOR TONIGHT/FALLING IN LOVE, Bryan Loren. Virgin LP
41 — YOU TURN ME ON, Rick James, Gordy LP
42 30 SHE’S STRANGE (‘ROOM 123′ RAP VERSION), Cameo, US Atlanta Artists 12in
43 45 OUR LOVE IS HOT/DUB, Alphonse Mouzon, US Private I 12in
44 37 FINDERS KEEPERS, Leon Bryant, US De-Lite LP
45 41 RUNAWAY LOVE, Linda Clifford, Curtom 12in/US remix promo
46 27 BLACK STATIONS/WHITE STATIONS (REMIX), M+M, RCA 12in
47 — HOT WATER, Level 42, Polydor 12in
48 54 GET UP OFFA THAT THING (JAMES WHO?), Screamin’ Tony Baxter, Fourth & Broadway 12in
49 73 I’M GIVIN’ ALL MY LOVE, Terri Wells, US Philly World 12in
50 — DO YOU WANT MORE?/STILL THINKING OF YOU, Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign LP
51 25 ABELE DANCE, Manu Dibango, CellulOid 12in
52 53 SLIPPERY PEOPLE, Staple Singers, US Private I 12in
53 — EASIER SAID THAN DONE (REMIX), Bryan Loren, Virgin 12in
54 35 WHITE LINES, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Sugarhill 12in
55 83 MADALENA/NOTHING WILL BE AS IT WAS TOMORROW, Claudio Roditi, US Green Street LP
56 34 JAZZY LADY/DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON MY LOVE, Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields, RCA LP
57 49 RHYTHM OF THE STREET/IT’S GONNA BE SPECIAL (REMIXES), Patti Austin, Qwest 12in
58 59 HOT POTATO/DUB VERSION, LaToya Jackson, US Private I 12in
59 58 BE-POP, Antena, Mercury 12in
60 — COME AND GET MY LOVIN’, Barbara Fowler, US Radar 12in
61 52 IT FEELS SO GOOD (WITH YOU)/FEEL THE HEAT/INSTANT LOVE/ BLOODSTONE’S PARTY, Bloodstone, US T-Neck LP
62 42 SOMEBODY, Junior, London 12in
63 — BEAT STREET STRUT (CLUB MIX), Juicy, Atlantic 12in
64 57 KEEPING SECRETS/I’M SO SATISFIED, Switch, US Total Experience LP
65 47 SAY YOU LOVE ME (JAZZ MIX), Lonnie Liston Smith, Other End 12in
66 77 STUCK ON YOU/PENNY LOVER, Trevor Walters, I&S Production 12in
67 56 YOUR LOVE’S GOT A HOLD ON ME/TRUST ME, Lillo Thomas, US Capitol 12in
68 63 I LIKE YOUR STYLE/MY GIRL/SETTLE DOWN/NEVER GIVE YOU UP, Lillo Thomas, US Capitol LP
69 — I’M WARNING YOU, Gayle Adams, US Mainline 12in
70 60 YOU ME AND HE/SWEET FOR YOU AND ME, Mtume, US Epic 12in/LP
71 61 LET ME DANCE WITH YOU/INSTRUMENTAL, El Chicano, Streetwave 12in
72 55 LOVE ON THE LINE, Lydia Murdock, WEA 12in
73 — HAPPY/SO MEAN/YOUR SPELL/I LOVE YOU, Bobby Glover, US Columbia LP
74 66 WHEN YOU LOOK IN MY EYES/LIKE I WILL, Cherrelle, US Tabu LP
75 82 RE-RON, Gil Scott-Heron, Arista 12in
76 — UNIVERSAL RHYTHM, Ralph MacDonald, London 12in
77 46 I’M GOING TO RIO/TAJ MAHAL, Paulinho Da Costa, US Pablo Today LP
78 — BLOCK PARTY, Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill, Atlantic 12in
79 — NO FAVORS/DUB VERSION, Temper, MCA 12in
80 — I OWE IT TO MYSELF (REMIX), Prime Time, US Total Experience 12in
81 — SAVED MY LIFE, David Lasley, EMI America 12in
82 — GHOSTBUSTERS (SEARCHIN’ FOR THE SPIRIT), Ray Parker Jr, Arista 12in
83 80 SIMPLE, Johnny Mathis, US Columbia 12in
84 — LOVE BLIND (LOVE MIX)/INSTRUMENTAL, Tony Jackson, Cedar 12in
85= 74 CATCH THE BEAT (SCRATCH THE BEAT), T.Ski Valley, Belgian BMC 12in
85= — TIME IS RUNNING OUT, Michael Jonzun & The Jonzun Crew, Tommy Boy/Polydor 12in
Hi-NRG DISCO TOP 30
01 01 CAUGHT IN THE ACT, Earlene Bentley, Record Shack 12in
02 03 INVITATION, Life Force, Polo 12in/remix
03 02 MASQUERADE, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
04 04 HIM, Simone, Electricity 12in
05 05 YOU THINK YOU’RE A MAN/REMIX, Divine, Proto 12in
06 15 IN THE EVENING, Sheryl Lee Ralph, US New York Music Company 12in
07 07 BREAKOUT, Kelly Marie, Calibre Plus! 12in
08 06 WHATEVER I DO (WHEREVER I GO), Hazell Dean, Proto 12in
09 08 GOTTA HAVE YOUR LOVE, Velvette, Electricity 12in
10 14 BLACK LEATHER, Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in white label
11 10 TAKE IT UP, Lime, Dutch Polydor LP
12 11 I HEAR THUNDER, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
13 13 YOU CRY, Sense, French Sneak Preview 12in
14 22 DANCE TRANCE MEDLEY/A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, Boystown Gang, Dutch Rams Horn LP
15 09 EASY LOVE, Vikki Benson, Bronze 12in/remix
16 17 I NEED A MAN IN MY LIFE, Katie Kissoon, Jive 12in
17 12 ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH, C. Shore, US Oh My! 12in
18 27 PRIME CUTS (MEDLEY), Various, ERC 12in
19 19 TWO TRIBES/WAR (REMIX), Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ZTT 12in
20 16 BREAK ME INTO LITTLE PIECES, Hot Gossip, Fanfare 12in
21 18 KEEP IT UP, Betty Valentino, Design Communication 12in
22 20 FALSE ALARM, Marsha Raven, Passion 12in
23 24 INVISIBLE LOVE (REMIX), Lisa, US Moby Dick 12in
24 36 DR BEAT, Miami Sound Machine, Epic 12in
25 28 BEAT OF THE NIGHT, Maggie, Canadian Polydor 12in
26 32 BREAK ME/Hi-NRG REMIX. Charade featuring Norma Lewis, Passion 12in
27 25 FRANTIC LOVE, Eastbound Expressway, Record Shack 12in
28 30 LET HER FEEL IT, Simplicious, Fourth & Broadway 12in
29 31 SAVE ME, Mary Love, US Mirage 12in
30 21 SELF CONTROL, Laura Branigan, Atlantic 12in
31 — GONNA GET ALONG WITHOUT YOU NOW (REMIX), Viola Wills, Touch 12in
32 23 MY LOVE, Lime, Canadian Matra 12in
33 — TIME BOMB, Jeanie Tracy, US Megatone 12in
34 37 YOUR TOUCH, Bonnie Pointer, US Private I 12in
35 33 ENERGHIGHS (MEDLEY), Various, Epic LP
36 39 DON’T YOU LOVE ME ANYMORE?, Lynda Hayes, Safari 12in promo
37 — SLICE ME NICE, Fancy, German Metronome 12in/Proto promo
38 38 THE FIGHT, Norma Lewis, ERC 12in White label
39 — THE MEDICINE SONG, Stephanie Mills, Club 12in
40 40 SUGAR DADDY, Eartha Kitt, Dutch High Fashion LP
BUBBLING UNDER the soul jocks’ Disco 85 are:
Arthur Baker ‘Breaker’s Revenge’ (US Atlantic)
Kraftwerk ‘Tour De France’ (EMI)
Sergio Mendes ‘Mas Que Nada’ (A&M LP)
Circuit ‘Release The Tension’ (US 4th & Broadway)
Herbie Hancock ‘Karabali’/’People Are Changing’ (US Columbia LP)
Simplicious ‘Let Her Feel It’ (Fourth & Broadway)
Chuck Mangione ‘Shirley MacLaine’ (US Columbia LP)
Tracey Kerr ‘If You Want My Lovin’ (US Tra-San)
West Street Mob ‘Mosquito’ (US Sugarhill LP)
Circle City Band ‘My Place’ (US Becket)
Ralph MacDonald ‘In The Name Of Love’ (US Polydor 7in/LP)
Neville Brothers ‘Woman’s Gotta Have It’ (US Black Top LP)
Fonda Rae ‘Tuch Me’ (US Telescope)
Glenn Jones ‘Show Me’ (US RCA)
High Fidelity Three ‘B Boys Breakdance’ (US Cutting Records)
Suddenly, there’s a lot of vinyl happening out there!
POP JOX are playing: 1 (1) Phil Fearon, 2 (8) Hazel) Dean, 3 (2) Shakatak, 4 (9) Miami Sound Machine, 5 (3) Melle Mel, 6 (7) Windjammer, 7 (4) Frankie GTH ‘TT/W(R)’, 8 (5) Prince, 9 (21) George Michael, 10 (10) Tina Turner, 11 (16) Arrow, 12 (6) Divine, 13 (19) Laura Branigan, 14 (11) Pointer Sisters ‘J’, 15 (13) The SOS Band, 16 (15) T.H.S., 17 (35) Rick James, 18 (28) Black Lace, 19 (12) Harold Melvin, 20 (14) Frankie GTH ‘R’, 21 (18) Change ‘YAMM’, 22 (10) Evelyn Thomas ‘M’, 23 (54) Band Of Gold, 24 (34) Sister Sledge ‘LIM(R)’, 25 (26) Roni Griffith, 26 (32) Wham!, 27 (22) Ollie & Jerry, 28 (31) Jeffrey Osborne, 29 (40) Life Force, 30 (44) Bluebells, 31 (46) Cool Notes, 32 (—) Level 42, 33 (27) Earlene Bentley, 34 (50) Trevor Walters, 35 (—) Second Image, 36 (23) Screamin’ Tony Banter, 37 (re) Real Life, 38 (re) Bronski Beat, 39 (17) M + M, 40 (39) Break Machine A/B, 41 (36) Animal Nightlife, 42 (37) Patti Austin, 43 (—) Junior, 44 (30) Shannon SS’, 45 (re) Trans-X, 46 (—) Astrud Gilberto, 47 (42) James Brown ‘SM/GUOTT’, 48 (—) Marsha Raven ‘Catch Me’, 49 Marsha Raven ‘FA’, 50 (—) Howard Jones, 51 (—) Vicious Pink, 52 (—) Visage, 53 (52) Frank Sinatra, 54 (—) Kane Gang, 55 (—) Bambaataa/Brown, 56 (41) Lisa ‘RTYH’, 57 (53) Michael Jackson, 58 (re) Sundance, 59 (—) Antena, 60 (—) ERC ‘Prime Cuts’ medley.