September 15, 1984: Paul Hardcastle, Jocelyn Brown, Intrigue, The Controllers, Champaign

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

US COPIES of Stevie Wonder’s soundtrack LP all seem to be pressed off-centre on side two and sound really drunken, the OK side one’s 6:17 version of ‘I Just Called To Say’ keeping on with a vocodered section right where you’d expect the final cha-cha-cha (doubtless this will be unleashed on 12in to keep him at number one!) … Chaka Khan’s UK 12in release of ‘I Feel For You’ has been delayed for a possible remix … Duran Duran’s overdubs are only on the 12in remix of Sister Sledge, the 7in being the same as 1979’s … Kleeer & The Cool Notes live at Hammersmith Odeon last week hit some snags, not least a bedazzled Haywoode falling off stage when a stand-in sound system “put her off-balance” (she does hop, skip and jump about a bit anyway!) — however the subsequent sympathy sales haven’t hurt her single, which was of course previously recorded by Talkback … Haywoode, Junior, Precinct & Shakatak guest this Thursday (13) at Kilburn’s National Club for the first weekly ‘Radio London Soul Night Out’ with Steve Welsh jocking, Tony Blackburn wallying (on air 11pm-midnight) — Tony’s also at Dartford Flicks Fri (14) while Froggy & Simon Harris have done a Sharon Redd megamix for him which is the best I’ve heard in a long time … Disco Mix Club’s September mixes are Simon Harris’s excellent cut-up confection based on M ‘Pop Muzik’ (the inspiration for ‘Ghostbusters’?), Alan Coulthard & Mark Clark’s melding of ‘War/Relax’ brilliantly overdubbed with World War ll actualities and much more, Alan’s solo megamixes being a bland Pointer Sisters, predictable Jimmy Jam/Terry Lewis/Hawk Wolinski, and Howard Jones/Nik Kershaw … Mastermind have cleverly combined ‘Lollipop Luv/ Easier Said Than Done’ for future Bryan Loren release, while Mastermind Herbie’s remix of Grandmaster Melle Mel ‘White Lines’ will be out next month on the anniversary of the original’s UK release (I actually heard its first-ever New York radio play exactly a year ago!) … Newcleus ‘Jam On It‘ has been hanging around the middle of the US pop Hot 100 for nearly four months … Run-D.M.C. look like spearheading an autumn invasion of authentic New York hip hop stars … Washington DC-a-go-go’s DETT Records hopefully should be reissuing Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers’ 1978 US black smash ‘Bustin’ Loose‘, as a flip to a re-recording of Trouble Funk’s ‘Drop The Bomb‘ which was being planned a while back … US Elektra’s other back-to-back 12in reissues are Crown Heights Affair ‘Say A Prayer For Two (Remix)‘/Frontline Orchestra ‘Don’t Turn Your Back On Me‘, and Dee Dee Bridgewater ‘Bad For Me‘/Bruni Pagan ‘Fantasy‘ … speaking of Pagan, “which one of you bitches is my mother?”! … Polygram have a couple of timely albums, ‘The Essential Astrud Gilberto’ (Verve VRV 6), seventeen boss bossa’s, and ‘Jazz Club‘ (Club JABB 3) compiled by Leon Campadelli and cool jazz jock Paul Murphy in best sampler tradition … Brothers Ernie & Marvin Isley with Chris Jasper have teamed as a new splinter group, Isley, Jasper & Isley … NY disco/hip hop outfit Profile seem to be copying Tommy Boy in launching a separate heavy metal label … ‘Beat Street Volume 2‘ (US Atlantic 80158-1) has more from the film by Jazzy Jay, Juicy, Tina B, Treacherous Three, Jenny Burton, Rockers Revenge, Ralph Rolle, La La, while latest 12in release from the original LP is Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force + Shango ‘Frantic Situation‘ (US Tommy Boy TB 849) … Billy Ocean ‘Caribbean Queen‘ hit No 1 US Dance/Disco AND Black 45s, Midway and Circuit coming up fast in the Dance list too … Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields’ superior ‘Jazzy Lady‘, now evidently on 12in, has had a sudden deserved resurgence here —could it be something to do with Chris Hill saying on radio it’s his top hit at Canvey Goldmine? … Chris joins lan Reading at Southend Zero 6 Fri (14), Chris Dinnis souls Swindon Brunel Rooms Sat (15), Steve Walsh joins the usual alldayer crew at Birmingham Powerhouse Sun (16) … Monday (17) Nicky Holloway moves under the same management from Bermondsey’s now soulless Swan & Sugarloaf to new venue the nearby London Bridge Tooley Street Royal Oak, joined by Jeff Young with Pete Tong, Chris Brown and other regulars in subsequent weekly rotation … Jeff Young will be sitting in for Robbie Vincent on Radio London’s Saturday lunchtime soul show now for another month or more … JFM’s “funk cruise” to Holland aboard the Olau Hollandia Tues-Wed 18/19 next week is like a cross-channel alldayer/nighter with time ashore in Vlissingen (coaches from London, £30 a head, details 01-771 7377) — I might just go myself! … Mike Allen is indeed specifically a soul show on Capital Fri 10pm-1am/Sat 11pm-1am (Sun too from end of month), which with the inestimable Ram Jam David Rodigan’s reggae Sat 8-11pm means that from the time Greg Edwards starts at 5pm until Al Matthews’ excellent gospel ends at 7am, Capital’s Saturday night is totally black! … Sunday’s dawn transmission of the Rev Al Green’s July Royal Albert Hall gospel show proved that his famous stage trick of backing off from the microphone and getting soulfully tore up without amplification is as effective on radio as nodding! … Chiltern Radio’s soul stand-by Raymondo IS indeed THE Raymondo, Ray Edwards, your bog-eyed buddy and refugee from Bristol City — where his stint with Radio West so polished off his old “sorry ‘baht that” style I didn’t recognize him! … Graham Gold, staunch JFM champion (when he was on it), has suddenly started Wed 3-5pm on Horizon! … I didn’t see it on telly last Saturday, but in Sylvester Stallone’s 1981 film ‘Nighthawks’ the club DJ was actually Jellybean Benitez! … Lenny Henry’s hilarious send-up of the ‘Thriller’ video was brilliant — and although it looked absolutely right most have cost peanuts in comparison with Michael Jackson! … Vanity, who split from Vanity 6 because she didn’t want to do sexy scenes in Prince’s film has signed solo with Motown (home of arch-rivals Rick James and the Mary Jane Girls!) for whom her first Bill Wolfer-produced 126bpm Prince-ish single ‘Pretty Mess‘ is accompanied by — guess what? — a sexy video … Cherrelle’s video for ‘I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On’ features a break dancing King Kong, while Sheila E’s for ‘The Glamorous Life’ shows she’s a real fox! … B-biz-R are The Biz reduced from three to two, Austin Howard and Marcie Bee … Sam Harris, hitting Hi-NRG on Motown, is the pinup-able blond winner of a big US-televised ‘Star Search’ series which he won through 14 weekly appearances (shades of Berni Flint ?) … Lindsay Wesker has turned up at WEA handling UK black A&R, on the scout for new acts here – his first project is getting hot producer Derek Bramble to assemble a ‘The Dude’-type album using songs and singers gathered from around the world … Paradise, of ‘One Mind Two Hearts’ fame, are after a new lead vocalist with obviously great voice and stage presence — send demo cassette, photo, full details to Henry Semmence, Bullet Management, 90 Boston Place, London NW1 … Martin Prescott is offering special discounts to RECORD MIRROR readers carrying this week’s paper on all orders placed at Martin Sound & Light’s stand (no 10) at the PLASA ’84 exhibition — where doubtless East Anglian Productions will get a telling off from Rob Harknett for still not supplying jingles albums paid for at the BADEM show in 1981! … Graham Murray (Teeside), the chart for you is obviously Nightclub — so don’t deny the fast moving soul world its own accurate reflection in the specialist Disco chart (and when in London for PLASA, check the airwaves, import shops and black music clubs for confirmation!) … I think my mail deliveries are hiccupping again — if possible, please ‘bike product to my home address … LET’S BE CAREFUL.


HOT VINYL

PAUL HARDCASTLE: ‘Rain Forest’ (Bluebird Records BRT 8)
His best yet, a one-off (between labels) from Bluebird’s ‘Zero One’ hip hop video, this immediately familiar tinkling tuneful lush smooth 120bpm electronic instrumental has a beefy undertow and slick surface — almost like an electro Shakatak! — while the harder juddering 115bpm ‘Sound Chaser‘ flip has vocodered hip hop appeal. A national smash once radio play it “up to the news”?

JOCELYN BROWN: ‘I Wish You Would’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 14)
From the same session as ‘Somebody Else’s Guy’, this catchy vocoder introed beefily jiggling here 110⅕-110½bpm chunkily chugging trotter builds infectiously as Jocelyn soars, wails and gurgles in inimitable style (dub flip). Hard to resist.

INTRIGUE: ‘Let Sleeping Dogs Lie’ (Music Power Records MPRT 2, via IDS)
Much more mature than the ‘London Lads’ last one, this creamily schlapping classily subdued 117bpm rolling swayer is smoothly sung and — highest compliment — could easily be American, while the more British B-side lurching semi-slow 108bpm ‘Like The Way You Do It‘ again gives double-sided value.

THE CONTROLLERS: ‘One Girl’ (LP ‘The Controllers’ US MCA MCA-5514)
The classy soul vocal group reveal via their marvellous new set full of strong tunes all the potential of a Temptations, Stylistics or Blue Notes for the modern era, this slinkily jolting (0-)98½bpm nagging jogger being hailed by some as another ‘Tossing And Turning’, while other dancers are the falsetto harmonised gruffly led lurching chunkily jiggling 113bpm ‘Undercover Lover‘, teasingly arranged gradually unfurling 0-114bpm mellow swayer ‘Givin’ Up On Love‘ (possibly most impressive of all), and lightly wriggling 113bpm ‘Nothing Can Stop This Feeling‘, the sweetly drifting 0- 66bpm ‘I Wanna Be Yours’, bluesy 78bpm ‘Leaving Me’, tortuous 0-38⅓-0bpm ‘Just For You’ and 0-67/33½-0bpm ‘Crushed’ (with Stevie Wonder harmonica) all being super duper stuff too.

CHAMPAIGN: ‘Off And On Love’ (US Columbia 44-05090)
Surprisingly not yet charted but sure to be huge in short order, this wailing scat-climaxed jauntily catchy little 110bpm soul tripper by the guys and gals is deceptively simple as it sways and chugs along with vocals in the AI Jarreau class — however for some reason Craig Bevan & Gary Pini have taken all the vitality out of the flip’s clod hopping stark 108bpm Dance Remix.

C.L. BLAST: ‘Lay Another Log On The Fire’ (LP ‘C.L. Blast’ US Park Place PPR 416)
Forget ‘Taxi’, this is the deep soul event of the year! Produced by Frederick Knight in Muscle Shoals, the throaty soulster follows the time honoured Southern tradition on this sly and comfortable 71½bpm delight (the man’s ‘Come To Bed’), reviving the old Duke/Backbeat sound on the spine tingling 61½-62bpm ‘50/50 Love‘ and ‘Never Let Me Go‘, other slowies being the mournful 57½bpm  ‘I Just Don’t Know‘ and blues drenched Ray Charles classic ‘Drown In My Own Tears‘, things speeding up brassily for the rolling gospel-ish 108-109-111bpm ‘Somebody Shot My Eagle‘ (as in ‘Stormy Monday’ the eagle flying on Friday is his payday dollar), jauntily chugging 113-115bpm ‘I Need To Love You‘ duetted with Marilyn Denise Hubbard, T-Connection-ish snappily striding 117-118bpm ‘Let Me Entertain You‘, and vigorously strutting 128-129-130-131bpm ‘Boomerang Love‘ with shades of Otis Redding. Can it be coincidence that the lightning flashes flanking his name on the sleeve are like the ZZ of the late Mr Hill? Smart money this week should buy this, the Controllers, and Champaign.

FONDA RAE: ‘Tuch Me’ (Streetwave MKHAN 28)
Yup, that’s the right spelling for the currently topical title (the lyrics continue “all night long”) of this gradually starting 0-114¾bpm stark sparse electro rumbler which, despite monotonous moments, is kind of a quieter Shannon with ‘IOU’ as chaser (edit and far harder dubwise Special Mix For Break Dancing flip), just exploding on import as it comes out here.

CHAKA KHAN: ‘I Feel For You’ (US Warner Bros 7-29195)
In a radical departure, producer Arif Mardin excitingly “cuts up” this Prince-penned jerky 124bpm strutter (7in only so far) with a male muttering “Chaka Khan I feel for you” — this chap actually starting everything off in hip hop style before Stevie Wonder’s harmonica, and eventually the lady herself. The ‘Chinatown‘ flip is a confused jumbled 0-118bpm tugger.

PHYLLIS St. JAMES: ‘Ain’t No Turnin’ Back’ LP (US Motown 6112ML)
Sweet yet gritty Phyllis is somewhat like Patrice Rushen and other brittle squeaky slinkers, writing herself the set’s strongest material such as the lightly cantering 117bpm title track skipper, guitar jitter and answering machine introed then naggingly familiar 0-118¾bpm ‘Phonemate‘ lament (why can’t her man ever be home?), pleasantly loping 112bpm ‘Candlelight Afternoon‘ swayer (on UK single soon), and lush slow 66¼bpm ‘Back In The Race‘, while ‘Sweet Rhythm‘ jitters into a frantic 122bpm Latin disco workout with rattling Portuguese climax and ‘If You Believe‘ is a party chatter backed 119bpm jolter (there’s also some rock-disco).

MIDWAY: ‘Set It Out’ (US Personal P49811)
Already mentioned briefly but now huge Stateside, this electro skittered socking 120½bpm smacker gruffly sung in “D” Train style is so obviously based on ‘You’re The One For Me’ (with a more modern ‘IOU’ influence too) that it has to be useful here (in four beefily driving mixes, plus acappella).

FREDDIE STARR: ‘Skid Row’ (US Parliament Records PL 701)
No, not him on TV, this Starr (real name Smith) is a Los Angelean rapper making his message of hard times fit a real mean low down and moody 105bpm bass line, of the ‘Another One Bites The Dust/For Those Who Like To Groove’ type which I can never resist (inst flip), and equally hard done by lady and assorted guys joining in as it progresses.


Hi-NRG

DIVINE: ‘I’m So Beautiful’ (Proto ENAT 21)
New Order meet Frankie in a well worn 128bpm Hi-NRG rut, surrounding Lady Di’s gruff growling with spurious excitement. On single-sided white label until full commercial release in four weeks.

BRONSKI BEAT: ‘Why?’ (London BITEX 2)
New Romantics meet Hi-NRG in a forcefully flying 138bpm rattler, surrounding Jimi Somerville’s high pitched squeaking with real excitement (worthy indeed of FGTH). Advance DJ copies are eye-cued, while the 144½bpm ‘Cadillac Car‘ flip is suspiciously similar to ‘Papa Oom Mow Mow’.

GIRLTALK: ‘Can The Rhythm’ (Innervision IVST 4)
Very obviously produced by Hazell Dean/Divine’s Pete Waterman, young sisters Karen & Julie eventually sing a bit on this frantically pounding 133bpm galloper (inst flip).

JOCELYN BROWN: ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (Dutch Rams Horn Records RHR 3374)
Credited to Inner Life when big in gay venues around ’82, the Larry Levan-remixed c133bpm rattling Hi-NRG treatment of Diana Ross’s Ashford & Simpson-penned classic is in three mixes including the ‘Garage Version’.

JACKIE MOORE: ‘This Time Baby’ (CBS TA 4694)
1979’s dated old surging 123-125-124-125-124½-123(break)-124bpm canterer reissued (with new inst flip) due to apparent DJ demand in America. This ain’t America.


ELECTRO

ENOUGH ELECTRO is now being returned in charts for us, as threatened, to compile an occasional checklist of titles not already in the Disco 85 —however, it must be emphasised this is compiled from electro records currently being played by more than just the specialist “electro” jocks. Obviously not forgetting Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown, Manu Dibango. Gil Scott-Heron, Kraftwerk, Arthur Baker, Master O. C. & Krazy Eddie, all of whom would head the list were they not already in the main 85, the next 20 hip hop hits are these…

1 WE’RE ROCKING THE PLANET, Hashim, US Cutting Records 12in
2 TECHNO SCRATCH, Knights Of The Turntables, US JDC 12in
3 TIME IS RUNNING OUT, The Jonzun Crew, Tommy Boy/Polydor 12in
4 CATCH THE BEAT (SCRATCH THE BEAT), T. Ski Valley, Belgian BMC 12in
5 IF THIS AIN’T LOVE, Jay Novelle, Club 12in
6 IT’S YOURS, T LA Rock & Jazzy Jay, US Partytime 12in
7 B BOYS BREAKDANCE, High Fidelity Three, US Cutting Records 12in
8 SAY YOU LOVE ME (JAZZ MIX), Lonnie Liston Smith, Other End 12in
9 WHEN DOVES CRY RAPP, MC Fosty & Lovin’ C/Captain Rapp, US Rappers Rapp Disco Co 12in
10 COMPUTER AGE (PUSH THE BUTTON) (REMIX), Newcleus, US Sunnyview 12in
11 MOSQUITO, West Street Mob, US Sugarhill LP
12 ARE YOU READY (FROGGY REMIX), Break Machine, Record Shack 12in
13 I CAN’T STOP, West Street Mob, Sugarhill 12in
14 RELEASE YOURSELF (DUB), Aleem, Streetwave 12in
15 HUMAN BEAT BOX, Fat Boys (Disco 3), US Sutra 12in
16 RECKLESS (CLUB MIX), Chris ‘The Glove’ Taylor & David Storrs, US Polydor 12in
17 SCRATCH MOTION, Triple Threat Three, US Saturn 12in
18 HIP HOP ON WAX — VOLUME 2, DJ Red Alert, US Vintertainment 12in
19 WHAT IS A D. J. IF HE CAN’T SCRATCH?/EGYPT, EGYPT, The Egyptian Lover, US Freak Beat 12in
20 RHYTHM MAGIC, Rhythm Masters, US Mosaic 12in


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (f/r for fade/resonant ends):

Sister Sledge 117f, Jacksons 132f, Kiss (0-) 124f, OMD 137r, Cheryl Lynn (0-) 108½f, The Special AKA 82-84-85-87f, Junior 0-116½f, Black Uhuru 85f.


DISCO TOP 85 – SEPTEMBER 15, 1984

01 01 DR. BEAT, Miami Sound Machine, US Epic 12in
02 13 THE MEDICINE SONG/DUB VERSION. Stephanie Mills, Club 12in
03 06 LOST IN MUSIC (REMIX), Sister Sledge, Atlantic 12in
04 02 YOU GET THE BEST FROM ME (SAY, SAY, SAY), Alicia Myers, MCA 12in
05 09 NO ONE’S GONNA LOVE YOU/WEEKEND GIRL, The SOS Band, US Tabu LP
06 03 MAGIC TOUCH (REMIX), Rose Royce, Streetwave 12in
07 10 WE NEED SOME MONEY, Chuck Brown, Master Mix 12in
08 05 JUST THE WAY YOU LIKE IT, The SOS Band, US Tabu 12in
09 12 I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU, Stevie Wonder, Motown 7in
10 23 HOT WATER, Level 42, Polydor 12in
11 20 PRIME TIME/C.O.D. (I’LL DELIVER)/YOU, ME AND HE/TIE ME UP/SWEET FOR YOU AND ME, Mtume, US Epic LP
12 04 YOU’RE NEVER TOO YOUNG, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
13 27 I WISH YOU WOULD, Jocelyn Brown, Fourth & Broadway 12in
14 — RAIN FOREST/SOUND CHASER, Paul Hardcastle, Bluebird 12in
15 16 TODA MENINA BAIANA, Gilberto Gil, WEA 12in
16 15 UNITY, Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown, Tommy Boy/Polydor 12in
17 07 LADY SHINE (SHINE ON), T.H.S., Fourth & Broadway 12in
18 08 17, Rick James, Gordy 12in
19 11 ENCORE/GOT TO BE REAL, Cheryl Lynn, Streetwave 12in
20 31 SLIPPERY PEOPLE, Staple Singers, US Private I 12in
21 17 THE GIRL FROM IPANEMA/TAKE ME TO ARUANDA, Astrud Gilberto, Verve 12in
22 14 TOSSING AND TURNING (REMIX), Windjammer, MCA 12in
23 18 YOU ARE MY MELODY/THE GLOW OF LOVE, Change, WEA 12in
24 21 YOU TURN ME ON, Rick James, Gordy LP
25 70 GOTTA GET YOU HOME TONIGHT, Eugene Wilde, US Philly World 12in
26 30 GHOSTBUSTERS, Ray Parker Jr, Arista 12in
27 22 I’M GIVIN’ ALL MY LOVE, Terri Wells, US Philly World 12in
28 24 COME AND GET MY LOVIN’, Barbara Fowler, Master Mix 12in
29 19 YOU KEEP ME COMING BACK (REMIX)/DECEIVER/TOKYO, Brothers Johnson, A&M 12in
30 84 MIDNIGHT LOVER/BIG STRONG MAN/I WANTS MO’ STUFF, Margie Joseph, Atlantic 12in
31 26 ETERNALLY GRATEFUL, Janet Kay, Local Records 12in
32 — TUCH ME, Fonda Rae, US TeleScope 12in
33 32 YOUR TOUCH (CLUB VERSION), Bonnie Pointer, US Private I 12in
34 29 UNIVERSAL RHYTHM, Ralph MacDonald, London 12in
35 — DON’T BLAME IT ON LOVE (REMIX), Shakatak, Polydor 12in
36 73 JOHNNY, Bonnie Pointer, US Private I LP
37 — I CAN’T LET YOU GO, Haywoode, CBS 12in
38 33 INTIMATE CONNECTION/OPEN YOUR MIND, Kleeer, Atlantic 12in
39 59 I OWE IT TO MYSELF (REMIX), Prime Time, US Total Experience 12in
40 51 MR. SOLITAIRE/LAZY AFTERNOON, Animal Nightlife, Island 12in
41 — JAZZY LADY/DON’T TURN YOUR BACK ON MY LOVE, Richard ‘Dimples’ Fields, RCA LP
42 74 KEEPING SECRETS/I’M SO SATISFIED, Switch, US Total Experience LP
43 36 HAPPY/YOUR SPELL/WHAT KIND OF LADY/BRIGHT SKIES SUNNY DAYS, Bobby Glover, US Columbia LP
44 49 MUSIC IS THE ANSWER (DUB VERSION)/LEAVE THE MESSAGE BEHIND THE DOOR, Colonel Abrams, US Streetwise 12in
45 68 NOW THAT I HAVE YOU, McGee, US American Dreams Ltd 12in
46 47 SOMEBODY, Junior, London 12in
47 28 ABELE DANCE, Manu Dibango, CellulOid 12in
48 34 OUR LOVE IS HOT, Alphonse Mouzon, US Private I 12in
49 38 RE-RON, Gil Scott-Heron, Arista 12in
50 85= TOUR DE FRANCE (REMIX), Kraftwerk, EMI 12in
51 39 I’M WARNING YOU, Gayle Adams, US Mainline 12in
52 44 IT FEELS SO GOOD (WITH YOU)/BLOODSTONE’S PARTY/FEEL THE HEAT/INSTANT LOVE, Bloodstone, US T-Neck LP
53 79 L.A. IS MY LADY/MACK THE KNIFE, Frank Sinatra, Qwest LP
54 66 MATT’S MOOD II/HALF A MINUTE, Matt Bianco, WEA LP
55 83 STOP PLAYING WITH MY LOVE, Steve Drayton, Master Mix 12in
56 85= BREAKER’S REVENGE/DUB/JAZZY BREAKDOWN, Arthur Baker, US Atlantic 12in
57 55 I’M GOING TO RIO/TAJ MAHAL/YOU CAME INTO MY LIFE/CARIOCA/GROOVE, Paulinho Da Costa, US Pablo Today LP
58 — MR SOLITAIRE (PANTHER MIX), Animal Nightlife, Island 12in
59 76 GOIN’ OUT DANCING, Charades, US Blue Parrot 12in
60 — SAVED BY LOVE, David Lasley, EMI America 12in
61 — I GET ROMANTIC, Booker Newberry III, Buzz International 12in
62 75 LET HER FEEL IT, Simplicious, Fourth & Broadway 12in
63 63 MAS QUE NADA, Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66, A&M LP
64 — SUCKER FOR LOVE (I’M A SUCKER FOR YOUR LOVE), B-biz-R, Magnet 12in
65 45 RUNAWAY LOVE, Linda Clifford, Curtom 12in/US remix promo
66 50 DUB UNDERWORLD/CLUB UNDERWORLD, Cerrone, Personal 12in
67 46 STUCK ON YOU/PENNY LOVER, Trevor Walters, I&S Production 12in
68 37 WITH YOU (REMIX), Ingram, Other End 12in
69 54 FINDERS KEEPERS/NEVER, Leon Bryant, US De-Lite LP
70 65 HOT POTATO/DUB VERSION, LaToya Jackson, US Private I 12in
71 — EASIER SAID THAN DONE (REMIX), Bryan Loren, Virgin 12in
72 — I DON’T PLAY THAT, Shirley Brown, US Sound Town 7in
73 72 STAY WITH ME/TAKE ALL OF ME/FOR TONIGHT, Bryan Loren, Virgin LP
74 — FEEL MY EYES/A GENTLEMAN, Randy Hall, US MCA LP
75 61 GET UP OFFA THAT THING (JAMES WHO?), Screamin’ Tony Baxter, Fourth & Broadway 12in
76 56 BE-POP, Antena, Mercury 12in
77 82 IN THE NAME OF LOVE/PARK PLAZA, Ralph MacDonald, US Polydor LP
78 — MASTERS OF THE SCRATCH/INSTRUMENTAL, Master O.C. & Krazy Eddie featuring Peso & Tito & Main Attraction, US Next Plateau 12in
79 — TENDERONI, Leon Haywood, US Modern Records 12in
80 — ONE GIRL/UNDERCOVER LOVER/GIVIN’ UP ON LOVE/NOTHING CAN STOP THIS FEELING/I WANNA BE YOURS, The Controllers, US MCA LP
81 — AIN’T NO TURNIN’ BACK/CANDLELIGHT AFTERNOON/BACK IN THE RACE, Phyllis St. James, US Motown LP
82 — LOVE BLIND (LOVE MIX)/INSTRUMENTAL, Tony Jackson, Cedar 12in
83 — RELEASE THE TENSION, Circuit, US Fourth & Broadway 12in
84 — SHOOT FOR THE STARS, Johnnie Taylor, US Beverly Glen Music 12in
85= — LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE/LIKE THE WAY YOU DO IT, Intrigue, Music Power Records 12in
85= 48 BLOCK PARTY, Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill, Atlantic 12in
85= 53 I WANT SOMEBODY TONIGHT (SHOO BE DO BOP), Prime Time, US Total Experience LP


Hi-NRG DISCO

01 01= CAUGHT IN THE ACT, Earlene Bentley, Record Shack 12in
02 04 BLACK LEATHER, Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in white label
03 07 THE FIGHT (FOR THE SINGLE FAMILY), Norma Lewis, ERC 12in
04 10 EASY LOVE (REMIX), Vikki Benson, Bronze 12in
05 01= MASQUERADE, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
06 09 DANCE TRANCE MEDLEY/A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND, Boystown Gang, Dutch Rams Horn LP
07 12 IN THE EVENING, Sheryl Lee Ralph, US New York Music Company 12in
08 03 INVITATION, Life Force, Polo 12in/remix
09 18 ALL AMERICAN BOY, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in white label
10 16 TIME BOMB, Jeanie Tracy, US Megatone 12in
11 06 PRIME CUTS (MEDLEY), Various, ERC 12in
12 21 I CAN’T TAKE IT, Janet Wright, US Cotillion 12in
13 05 WHATEVER I DO (WHEREVER I GO), Hazell Dean, Proto 12in
14 26 I’M SO BEAUTIFUL, Divine, Proto 12in white label
15 08 HIM, Simone, Electricity 12in
16 11 YOU THINK YOU’RE A MAN/REMIX, Divine, Proto 12in
17 23 YOU CRY, Sense, French Sneak Preview 12in
18 19 GOTTA HAVE YOUR LOVE, Velvette, Electricity 12in
19 — REACHING FOR THE BEST, Xenia Rowe, Crystal City 12in white label
20 14 TAKE IT UP, Lime, Dutch Polydor LP
21 13 BREAK ME INTO LITTLE PIECES, Hot Gossip, Fanfare 12in
22 28 THERE GOES MY BABY, Donna Summer, Warner Bros 12in
23 24 DR BEAT, Miami Sound Machine, Epic 12in
24 34 YOUNG HEART (HANG ON), Jimmy Ruffin, ERC 12in white label
25 37 BEAT OF THE NIGHT, Maggie, Canadian Polydor 12in
26 25 HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT, Kim Fields, US Critique 12in
27 27 I HEAR THUNDER, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
28 — HEARTS ON FIRE, Sam Harris, US Motown LP
29 33 THE MEDICINE SONG, Stephanie Mills, Club 12In
30 32 YOUR TOUCH (CLUB VERSION), Bonnie Pointer, US Private I 12in


NIGHTCLUB

POP JOX are playing: 1 (1) Miami Sound Machine, 2 (24) Ray Parker Jr, 3 (30) Stevie Wonder, 4 (3) Phil Fearon, 5 (8) THS, 6 (22) Sister Sledge, 7 (6) Hazell Dean, 8 (2) Shakatak (old), 9 (10) Windjammer, 10 (11) Rick James 12in, 11 (9) Laura Branigan, 12 (19) Animal Nightlife, 13 (4) Melle Mel, 14 (17) George Michael, 15 (31) Black Lace, 16 (12) Frankie GTH ‘TT/W’, 17 (20) Divine (old), 18 (5) Prince, 19 (36) Pointer Sisters ‘INY’, 20 (29) Level 42, 21 (39) Spandau Ballet, 22 (15) Change, 23 (14) Tina Turner, 24 (27) Howard Jones, 25 (13) Arrow, 26 (23) Harold Melvin, 27 (18) Bambaataa/Brown, 28 (7) The SOS Band 12in, 29 (—) Kid Creole (mix), 30 (48) Alphaville, 31 (re) Evelyn Thomas ‘M’, 32 (—) Elton John, 33 (21) Cool Notes, 34 (45) Pointer Sisters ‘J’, 35 (16) Alicia Myers, 36 (—) Depeche Mode, 37 (50) Break Machine, 38 (26) Frankie GTH ‘R’, 39 (—) Juicy, 40 (—) Simplicious, 41 (46) Band Of Gold, 42 (54) Stephanie Mills, 43 (33) Gil Scott-Herron, 44 (34) Trevor Walters, 45 (28) Jeffrey Osborne, 46 (—) David Lasley ‘SBL’, 47 (—) Richard Jon Smith, 48 (40) Paul Hardcastle ‘G’, 49 (—) Shakatak (new), 50 (—) Rose Royce, 51 (—) Bros Johnson, 52 (—) Malcolm McLaren, 53 (—) Elvis Costello, 54 (43) Tears For Fears, 55 (38) Michael Jackson, 56 (—) Margie Joseph, 57 (—) Heaven 17, 58 (44) RAF, 59 (52) Junior, 60 (re) Screamin’ Tony Baxter, Go, Ray, go!

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