ODDS ‘N’ BODS
BLUEBIRD/10 RECORDS cannily snapped up Little Benny & The Masters for UK release-a-go-go in two weeks . . . The Limit’s bonus UK 12in track (and 7in flip, the only version I’ve been sent), ‘Destiny‘ is a lightly wriggling 114bpm strider with wheezling synth between distinctive semi-falsetto male vocal . . . . . US remixes now on import are Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King ‘Out Of Control’ (RCA), Force MD’s ‘Forgive Me Girl’ (Tommy Boy) . . . Bobby Womack has left Beverly Glen Music for MCA, the label’s first release featuring him actually being Wilton Felder’s new single ‘No Matter How High I Get I’ll Still Be Looking Up To You‘, on which Bobby duets with his stage show sensation Alltrinna Grayson (whom he discovered in a hamburger joint!) . . . Jimmie Gray has produced a nifty remake of Grover Washington Jr’s ‘Mr Magic’, rapped/sung in ‘Killer Joe’-ish style by Kirk Thorne for UK release soon — and not to be confused with a current import BY a Mr Magic . . . Lionel Richie has had a concert performance of ‘All Night Long (All Night)’ filmed specially for showing in US cinemas as a supporting short before such movies as ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ and ‘2010’ . . . Sheena Easton’s US follow-up to her ‘Strut’ smash is ‘Sugar Walls‘, written and co-produced by none other than Prince (calling himself “Alexander Nevermind”), hot already in the Black chart . . . Madonna and Midnight Star held steady atop last week’s US Dance/Disco and Black Singles charts respectively, but New Edition nipped in as top Black LP (Paul Hardcastle’s original ‘Rain Forest’ is racing up everything!) . . . Billboard’s chart system defies logic: last week Band Aid was placed only at number 20 in the States yet as the same issue reported had already sold 2,300,000 copies there — surely by far the biggest seller of the moment? . . . Ken ‘B’ Brudenell (Poole Mariners Wharf) wonders how many DJs found our year-end Disco Top 50 disappointing with so many great dancers not even mentioned — too true, but as I said, you only have yourselves to blame (the same goes for all who ignored our Xmas deadlines and thus didn’t get their gigs publicised!) . . . Major Harris’s appearance at Streetwave’s less than crowded though star-studded pre-Xmas Hammersmith Palais party seems to have sparked a revival of his classic ‘Love Won’t Let Me Wait‘ . . . I spent the New Year in sunny North Wales, where I cleaned out the Record Shop in Denbigh’s Love Lane of nearly all its 25p early-’70s US 7in soul bargains, including L. J. Reynolds 1972 version of the Temptations ‘All I Need‘ (Lady), and a rapped rather than sung (so probably the now famous A-Teamster) Mister “T” revival of Otis Leavill’s ‘Love Uprising‘ (Dakar) . . . Capital Radio’s New Year’s Eve party tape was oddly played simultaneously in a certain house just outside Denbigh (where it worked very well), the barn of which my host Sparrow Harrison allows to be used as a rehearsal room by recently formed North Wales “supergroup” Company HQ (abbreviated as Coy. HQ), sorta Amen Corner/Dexy’s/Billy Joel/Northern Soul and not bad at all (record companies please note) . . . StreetSounds’ cassette version of the boxed ‘Love Ballads’ set makes great motoring music, each cassette lasting so long I got from Birmingham to London during both sides of just one! . . . Jonathan King’s showing of their video on ‘Entertainment USA’ finally pushed Ashford & Simpson into the 75 — and had there been room that show would again have been my top Hammy Award for Essential Telly, along with Phil Silvers (‘Bilko’), ‘The Jewel In The Crown’, ‘Minder’ (although it’s lost its edge), ‘Hill Street Blues’ (which chases up too many alleys these days), while TV-am’s ‘Good Morning Britain’ remains my favourite bedtime viewing! . . . Solar-FM actually linked up on-air with JFM over the New Year for communal greetings and good will, but have lost their transmitter twice since their most recent full studio confiscation, last Thursday’s disappearance under sinister circumstances (they should be back by now) . . . Mastermind (don’t forget their over-18 hip hop Arena I at the Lyceum Fri/under-18 Arena II at Camden’s Electric Ballroom Sat) have now moved to JFM Thursday evenings, another DJ recruit being record plugger and hairstyle model Bryan O’Connor . . . Tony Blackburn’s latest jingle unbelievably says “Radio London is like a breast — firm, soft, and fun”! . . . Gary Byrd sits in for Steve Wright on Radio One for two weeks from Jan 28 . . . Roger Tovell on Gloucester’s Severn Sound 388 now does the daily evening drive time show but reserves Friday 7-9pm for nothing but funk (including highlights from our chart) — he also does the Saturday breakfast show, and amongst his gigs is Worcester Tramps Sats . . . Essex Radio’s evening soul presenter Dave Gregory funks Southend Chesters Tues . . . Pete Haigh (who knows the true price of a “drink”, thanks!) starts this Sunday (13) afternoon a new 1-5pm Sunday Hip Hop club at Blackpool Bunters on The Strand, exploring the whole culture for a quid weekly — he also info’s that DJ Ellis is his partner around Lancaster/Morecambe and no relation to wind-up artiste Chris! . . . Big Phil Etgart now funks Watford New Penny Sats (including a Walt Disney silly spot) . . . while at Greenford Barbarellas he has alternative dance Wed/Hi-NRG Thur/soul Fri . . . East London soul veteran Terry Hooper now manages Enfield’s brand new Townhouse disco . . . Gary London’s gay Bang nights at London Charing Cross Road Busby’s have renamed the extended 10pm-3am Monday as The Bunker for funkier “music with muscle”, co-jocked with Patrick Stephens (Thursdays stay Hi-NRG) . . . Carl M. Richardson has moved Hull’s Hi-NRG disco to Saturdays at Fagins, under the Station Hotel in Ferensway . . . Sylvester’s ‘Take Me To Heaven’ remix is on promo with an instrumental flip, but commercial copies next week will have ‘Sex‘ as a flip instead (remixed like the A-side by Ian Levine) . . . Earl Bentley has been playing the Wicked Witch Of The West in the Hammersmith Lyric production of ‘The Wiz’ — and her little dog Timbie played Dorothy’s dog Toto! . . . Tania Maria has a new LP due next month, on another label Manhattan Records . . . Nicky A (Ilford ArBeez Wine Bar) slipped into Roy Ayers ‘Compadre‘ during a Christmas Eve knees-up, and the ravers kept on jumpin’! . . . Staple Singers ‘Slippery People’ through James Brown ‘Sex Machine’ is really neat even without vari-speed as long as you don’t try mixing it during Brown’s faster “bridge” . . . Craig Dawson (Edinburgh), after your nice feature before Xmas, how about using a stamp next time?! . . . Foreigner’s current hit is backed by none other than Jennifer Holliday and the New Jersey Mass Choir . . . SAY-YAY-YAY-YAY-YEAH!
INTRIGUE: ‘Fly Girl’ (US World Trade Records Inc. WT-1000)
Not the London group Intrigue, this terrifically soulful set of New York fellahs weave, wail and groan through a Leroy Burgess co-prod/penned muddily rumbling 106½bpm throbber (inst flip) which has been by far the hottest import since Christmas, although specialist.
DOUG E FRESH with DJ’s CHILL WILL & BARRY BEE: ‘Just Having Fun (Do The Beat Box)’ (US Enjoy EN-6035)
Dougy Fresh proves he’s truly the original human beat box with an amazing display of spluttering slurping and panting as he vocally has shown the 112bpm polyrhythms before the DJs come in for some stark 128bpm scatting — the most exciting “electro” release in ages, (more integrated 108bpm flip and acappella ‘No Music’).
RAH BAND: ‘Are You Satisfied (Funka Nova)’ (RCA RCAT 470)
Paving the way for ‘Clouds Across The Moon’ (which will be the follow-up), this typically arranged chick crooned luscious languid 91½bpm strutter featuring jazz guitarist Pete King’s strings, lovely stuff, with an instrumental flip and snappier 0-126bpm ‘The Shadow Of Your Love‘.
Ci Ci: ‘(You Got Me) Hypnotized’ (Creative Funk CFM-1500)
Partnership-prod by Clifton Dyson, this superb sinously swaying 67-68bpm sultry smoocher is started by a wailing girl who sounds exactly like Teena Marie, before a tender intense fellah takes the lead and then tandem lines — stunning, with a useful good creamily chugging semi-falsetto 105bpm ‘She’s A Play Girl’ flip. The only mystery is why it hasn’t charted yet.
SAMSON & DELILAH: ‘I Can Feel Your Love Slippin’ Away’ (US Saturn (SR-903-498)
Particularly fierce beefy 113bpm electro jitterer, instrumentally exciting before the soulful chick ‘n chap start muttering to change the emphasis somewhat (in four versions).
NAYOBE: ‘Please Don’t Go’ (US The Fever SF 802)
Imagine Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ sung by Jocelyn Brown with great Latin slants and percussion building as it progresses and you’ll get the idea of this slightly jittering 0-132bpm skitterer, happening mainly in gay clubs for the A-side — the flipside being a slightly different dynamite instrumental 132bpm Dub Version full of percussion, far bigger in funk clubs!
STEVIE WONDER: ‘Don’t Drive Drunk’ (Motown TMGT 1372)
Just a little too late to tie in effectively with the Christmas “Extra Lane” road safety campaign, this jerkily skittering 0-125bpm extended electro remix has a Chaka ‘I Feel For You’ beat and gimmickry but may not end up all that big on the floor (inst flip).
CHAKA KHAN: ‘This Is My Night’ (Warner Bros W9097T)
Putting the far more sensible ‘Eye To Eye‘ on hold, her follow-up remix of The System’s ugly 108½bpm electro judderer is unlikely to have much real appeal for either the jazz crowd or her soul fans — however, the great slow burning 85½bpm ‘Caught In The Act‘ and older dead slow ‘Got To Be There’ are flip.
NEW EXPERIENCE: ‘Prove It To Me’ (US Philly World Records 0-96903)
This light voiced chap led, chicks backed slippery burbling 122bpm jiggler chugs attractively along with not enough of some really nice brass breaks (like something from a Bar-Kays oldie, James Brown’s ‘Night Train’ — or more specifically Chil-Fac-Tor’s ‘Twist’?) (inst flip).
BRUNI PAGAN: ‘You Turn Me On’ (US Motown 4525MG)
Now the Spanish speaking chick who chipped in on Rick James’s version gets her own solo mix of the rolling 113bpm hit (inst flip) and it’s usefully effective — especially for language students!
CASHMERE: ‘Can I’ (Fourth & Broadway 12 BRW 19)
Tricky offbeat introed Hall & Oates-type frisky 124bpm chugger which is mildly nagging but does go on a bit, the flip’s version weaving out an electro break and rap from near the end.
FIRST LOVE: ‘Things Are Not The Same (Without You)’ (US Mirage 0-96901)
Sweet chix cooed atmospheric and teasingly familiar (‘All Night Long’?) purposeful slow 73bpm smoocher with a dragging distinctive backing that until the vocal begins sounds as if maybe it should be at 45rpm rather than 33 1/3! (edit flip).
COLORS: ‘L.O.S. (Love On Sight)’ (US Power Light Records PL 1900)
Skip McPhee-penned gorgeous mushy 80bpm deep soul drifter, dated and dreamy for all lovers of agonised chaps, slushy backups and weaving sax (longer flip).
THE GENTS: ‘For You My Baby Love’ (US Positive Image Records PIR-101)
Slave-ishly burbling 111bpm shuffling weaver huskily sung in grow-on-you nagging style, though overall too murky to have more than soul appeal (inst flip).
THE BELTONS: ‘Teddy Bear’ (US CBS Associated Recordings 4Z9-05155)
Young kid sung slow 90½bpm jogger with childish lyrics, selling here for the instrumental flip’s Stevie-ish harmonica solo.
BARBARA PENNINGTON: ‘Way Down Deep In My Soul’ (Record Shack SOHOT 33)
Ian Levine continues his new Lo-NRG policy with a quite jauntily wavering 112½bpm impressively soulful wailer backed by gospel flavoured chicks but rhythmically maybe a little lightweight for the soul crowd it’s aimed at, the Hi-NRG flip being a 0-125bpm remix of ‘All American Boy‘.
ROBEY: ‘One Night In Bangkok’ (US Silver Blue 4Z9 05145)
Murray Head’s hit from ‘Chess’ is hotter Stateside in this Joel Diamond-produced much more floor-aimed extremely catchy chugging 109½bpm sparse transparent smacker in ‘Telephone Man’-ish style rather than sung by an ex-model girl.
TIME ZONE: ‘World Destruction’ (CellulOid/Virgin VS 743-12)
Fast 139bpm rock-funk for posers to jump about to, featuring Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon (Mr Rotten), on rapping chants, with a bomb blast introed heavier dub ‘Mister Reagan’ — cutting flip.
SPOONIE GEE: ‘New Love Rap’ (US Enjoy EN-6036)
Conga tapping stark specialist 122½bpm rap (inst flip), good of its kind.
SHERYL LEE RALPH: ‘In The Evening’ (Arista ARIST 12595)
Last year’s hottest Hi-NRG import, finally out here fatally late and in competition with a new Swedish remix, remains an excitingly melodic Gloria Gaynor-ish 124bpm canterer phrased at times in Cyndi Lauper style by this star of Broadway’s ‘Dreamgirls’ and US TV’s ‘Search For Tomorrow’ soap (inst on flip).
EARLENE BENTLEY featuring SYLVESTER: ‘Stargazing’ (Record Shack SOHOT 32)
Odd electronic bleeps start before the beat goes into double time and guest duetist Sylvester’s strangulated yelps kick off another Ian Levine/Fi Trench-prod/penned 126bpm ‘High Energy’ wailer (inst flip), due fully next week.
CAROL LYNNE TOWNES: ‘Believe In The Beat’ (Polydor POSPX 720)
First UK single from the ‘Breakdance 2 — Electric Boogaloo’ movie, a completely non-hip hop Jellybean remixed 136bpm Hi-NRG pop surger which has immediately smashed in gay clubs (inst flip).
POINTER SISTERS: ‘Neutron Dance’ (Planet RPST 109)
Remixed ridiculously frantic (though smoothly sung) 209bpm flier now from the ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ film, flipped for added interest by their sassily chugging 116bpm old 1982 treatment of ‘I Feel For You‘.
DISCO TOP 85 – January 12, 1985
01 02 SAY YEAH, The Limit, Portrait 12in
02 05 YAH MO B THERE (JELLYBEAN REMIX), James Ingram, Qwest 12in
03 01 YOU USED TO HOLD ME SO TIGHT, Thelma Houston, MCA 12in
04 03 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY, The Temptations, Motown 12in
05 04 IN THE DARK/GOREE ISLAND/LOVE IS IN THE FEEL, Roy Ayers, CBS 12in
06 08 ANYTHING?, Direct Drive, DDR 12in
07 13 FRIENDS, Amii Stewart, RCA 12in
08 06 WHO DO YOU LOVE, The Intruders, Streetwave 12in
09 10 PERSONALITY/LATELY/CHEY CHEY KULE/JUST BE GOOD TO ME, Eugene Wilde, Fourth & Broadway LP
10 07 FRESH, Kool & The Gang, De-Lite 12in
11 35 (I GUESS) IT MUST BE LOVE/I’D RATHER SPEND THE BAD TIMES WITH YOU THAN SPEND THE GOOD TIMES WITH SOMEONE NEW/FANTASY AND HEARTBREAK, Thelma Houston, US MCA LP
12 18 AFTER THE DANCE IS THROUGH, Krystol, US Epic 12in
13 09 HEARTLESS (REMIX), Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
14 11 LET IT ALL BLOW, Dazz Band, Motown 12in
15 20 WHO COMES TO BOOGIE, Little Benny & The Masters, US Jem-Rose 12in
16 16 EYE TO EYE/THIS IS MY NIGHT, Chaka Khan, Warner Bros LP
17 12 OPERATOR/PLAYMATES, Midnight Star, US Solar 12in
18 29 STEP OFF (REMIX), Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, Sugarhill 12in
19 15 MYSTERIOUS (REMIX), Twilight 22, US Vanguard 12in
20 36 POO POO LA LA/COMPADRE, Roy Ayers, CBS LP
21 39 RUNNING/MEMORIES/I’LL KEEP MY LIGHT IN MY WINDOW/SET YOUR LOVE RIGHT/HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT IT’S OVER/MY LOVE IS TRUE (TRULY FOR YOU)/JUST TO KEEP YOU IN MY LIFE, The Temptations, Motown LP
22 17 FINESSE/YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE I LOVE/SHOW ME, Glenn Jones, RCA LP
23 32 LIKE A VIRGIN (US DANCE REMIX), Madonna, Sire 12in
24 14 YOU ARE THE ONE FOR ME, G.Q., US Stadium 12in
25 22 CURIOUS, Midnight Star, US Solar LP
26 26 KEEPING SECRETS, Switch, Total Experience 12in
27 — FLY GIRL, Intrigue, US World Trade Records Inc, 12in
28 33 CAN I, Cashmere, US Philly World 12in
29 27 I BELIEVE IN LOVE, Major Harris, Streetwave LP
30 44 LOVERIDE, Nuance featuring Vikki Love, US 4th & Broadway 12in
31 — ARE YOU SATISFIED (FUNKA NOVA), Rah Band, RCA 12in
32 21 LET ME SHOW YOU, BMP, US Epic 12in
33 — I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU, KoKo PoP, Motown 12in
34 19 SEXOMATIC, Bar-Kays, Club 12in
35 25 SOME KINDA LOVER/CONTAGIOUS, The Whispers, Solar LP
36 — DON’T DRIVE DRUNK, Stevie Wonder, Motown 12in
37 34 20/20, George Benson, US Warner Bros 7in
38 28 MY DEAR MR GAYE, Teena Marie, US Epic LP
39 40 DANCE LOVER, Mikki featuring Starz, US Renaissance Recording 12in
40 31 I FOUND MY BABY/DISRESPECT, Gap Band, US Total Experience LP
41 41 PUSH (IN THE BUSH), Clair Hicks And Love Exchange, US KN 12in
42 38 LOVERGIRL, Teena Marie, US Epic 12in
43 37 FALLING BACK IN LOVE/AIN’T NOBODY, Scheer Music, US TBA LP
44 43 DANCIN’ TO BE DANCIN’/PAY UP/LOVE IS BLIND/BECAUSE OF YOU/I GOT YOUR NUMBER, Skyy, Dutch Rams Horn LP
45 — I CAN FEEL YOUR LOVE SLIPPIN’ AWAY, Samson & Delilah, US Saturn 12in
46 46 CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS, Pennye Ford, Total Experience 12in
47 23 LOVE FLIGHT IN FLIGHT, Stevie Wonder, Motown 12in
48 30 MATT’S MOOD, The Breekout Krew, London 12in
49 72 TOUCHING IN THE DARK/IT’S COOL, Walter Jackson, Bluebird/10 12in
50 45 I’LL MAKE THE LIVING IF YOU MAKE THE LOVING WORTHWHILE, Gene Chandler, Bluebird/10 12in
51 55 DANGEROUS, Pennye Ford, US Total Experience LP
52 — BOYFRIEND/I DON’T PLAY THAT/LOOKING FOR THE REAL THING/THIS USED TO BE YOUR HOUSE, Shirley Brown, US Soundtown LP
53 52 POLICE OFFICER, Smiley Culture, Fashion 12in
54 49 GEORGY PORGY, Charme, RCA 12in
55 48 SURRENDER/YOU ARE THE ONE, Kool & The Gang, De-Lite LP
56 re SOLID, Ashford & Simpson, Capitol 12in
57 73 BOOGIE DOWN (BRONX), Man Parrish featuring Freeze Force, US Sugarscoop 12in
58 78 THANK YOU MY LOVE, Imagination, R&B Records 12in
59 58 LOST IN PARADISE, La Famille, Bpop 12in
60 57 I FORGOT, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
61 56 RAIN FOREST (REMIX)/EAT YOUR HEART OUT, Paul Hardcastle, Cooltempo 12in
62 62 THINK FAST, Pamela Joy, US Pizazz 12in
63 47 CHIC CHEER (1984 REMIX)/SAVOIR FAIRE, Chic, Atlantic 12in
64 50 ARE YOU FOR REAL/BUS STOP, Deodato, Warner Bros LP
65 — PROVE IT TO ME, New Experience, US Philly World Records 12in
66 80 THIS GOOD GOOD FEELING, Take 3, Elite 12in
67 51 E.Z. LOVIN’ U/SHARE YOUR (L.O.V.E.)/FOREVER MINE, Slave, Cotillion EP
68 — PLEASE DON’T GO (DUB VERSION), Nayobe, US The Fever 12in
69 59 WHEN YOU LOOK IN MY EYES (REMIX), Cherrelle, US Tabu 12in
70 re VALPARAISO, R.E.Q., Passion 12in
71 — L.O.S. (LOVE ON SIGHT), Colors, US Power Light Records 12in
72 — BIG ROSIE (REMIX)/MATT’S MOOD (REMIX), Matt Bianco, WEA 12in promo
73 53 COOL OUT, Magnum Force, US Paula Records 12in
74 54 I WANT TO KNOW YOU, Philip Bailey, US Myrrh LP
75 70 MR. TURBULENCE/NEVER AGAIN, Chosen 3, Plezure Records 12in
76 67 STOMP (REMIX), Brothers Johnson, A&M 12in promo/LP
77 61 WHATCHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN’/IN MY LIFE, Stephanie Mills, Club 12in
78 64 UNDERCOVER LOVER, The Controllers, MCA 12in
79 77 THINGS ARE NOT THE SAME (WITHOUT YOU), First Love, US Mirage 12in
80 — JUST HAVING FUN (DO THE BEAT BOX), Doug E Fresh with DJ’s Chill Will & Barry Bee, US Enjoy 12in
81 — BAJA (INSTRUMENTAL DUB), Mascara, Personal 12in
82 66 SPREAD LOVE (REMIX), Fatback (featuring Evelyn Thomas), US Spring 12in
83 69 I CAN’T GET OVER LOSING YOU/SERVE YOU RIGHT, Isley Jasper Isley, Epic LP
84 79 UNDER MI SENSI, Barrington Levy, Time 12in
85 — TEDDY BEAR (INSTRUMENTAL), The Beltons, US CBS Associated Records 12in
01 03 LET THE NIGHT TAKE THE BLAME, Lorraine McKane, Carrere 12in
02 04 DON’T BEAT AROUND THE BUSH, Hot Gossip, Fanfare 12in
03 12 STARGAZING, Earlene Bentley featuring Sylvester, Record Shack 12in white label
04 01 LET ME FEEL IT, Samantha Gilles, Belgian Infinity 12in/US JVC remix
05 10 DO YOU NEED ME (Hi-NRG MIX), Touchdown, Krack 12in
06 02 SEX/LOVIN’ IS REALLY MY GAME/TAKE ME TO HEAVEN, Sylvester, Cooltempo LP
07 05 I’M ON MY WAY, Tabu featuring Debbie Sharp, Crystal City 12in
08 — BELIEVE IN THE BEAT, Carol Lynne Townes, Polydor 12in
09 — CHINESE EYES/COME INSIDE (REMIX), Fancy, US Personal 12in
10 — CHINATOWN, Cruisin’ Gang, Italian Cruisin’ 12in
11 06 SECOND BEST, Evelyn Thomas, German Hansa/French In The Mix LP
12 07 I’LL CRY FOR YOU (1984 REMIX), Kumano, Canadian Power 12in
13 11 DANCING IN THE RAIN/DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY, Carol Jiani, Streetwave LP
14 — BORN TO LOVE, Claudja Barry, US Personal 12in
15 09 REACH FOR THE STARS/REMIX, Life Force, Polo 12in promo
16 17 THIEF OF HEARTS, Melissa Manchester, US Casablanca 12in
17 — I WANNA LOVE YOU, Stephanie Wells, Canadian Man 12in
18 — TAKE ME TO HEAVEN (REMIX), Sylvester, Cooltempo 12in promo
19 23 I FEEL LOVE (JOHNNY REMEMBER ME), Bronski Beat, London LP
20 — OPEN MIND, Jean-Luc Ponty, US Atlantic 12in
21 13 S.O.S. FIRE IN THE SKY (DISARMAMIX), Deodato, US Warner Bros 12in
22 18 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE, Paul Parker, Fantasia 12in
23 — I GET WHAT I WANT, Carol Douglas, French Jonathan 12in
24 28 SHOT IN THE DARK, Norma Jean, US MCA 12in
25 16 LAST CALL/DUB, Jolo, US Megatone 12in
26 — ALL THE LOVE IN MY HEART, Tony Caso, US “O” 12in
27 — TOUCH ME IN THE MORNING, Lydia Steinman, Long Island Sound 12in promo
28 14 ONE SHOT LOVER, Venus, Belgian ARS 12in/LP remix
29 30 HELPLESS, Flirts, US Telefon 12in
30 — ALL AMERICAN BOY (REMIX), Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in white label
POP JOX are playing: 1 (1) Madonna, 2 (4) Temptations 12in, 3 (2) Kool & The Gang 12in, 4 (3) Dazz Band, 5 (10) Thelma Houston 12in, 6 (19) Intruders, 7 (9) Matt Bianco ‘HAM’, 8 (5) Chaka Khan 12in, 9 (6) Billy Ocean, 10 (13) Roy Ayers 12in, 11 (17) Kane Gang, 12 (14) Bar-Kays, 13 (-) The Limit, 14 (8) Eurythmics, 15 (7) Sister Sledge ‘WAF’, 16 (15) Stevie Wonder, 17 (21) Wham ‘LC/ESW’, 18 (22) Evelyn Thomas ‘H’, 19 (18) Eugene Wilde 12in, 20 (-) James Ingram 12”, 21 (-) KoKo PoP, 22 (12) Breekout Krew, 23 (38) Murray Head, 24 (40) Melle Mel ‘SO’, 25 (30) Paul Hardcastle ‘RF/EYHO’, 26 (-) Amii Stewart, 27 (-) Foreigner, 28 (27) Simplicious, 29 (re) Imagination, 30 (16) Sister Sledge ‘LIM’, 31 (28) Chic, 32 (37) Switch, 33 (-) Paul Young, 34 (-) Thompson Twins, 35 (24) Band Aid (which especially I find really hard to believe).
Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):
Council Collective 125f, The Limit 124f, Russ Abbot 137½f, Bucks Fizz 105½f, Inspirational Choir 0-35-70-35-0r, Elaine Paige/Barbara Dickson 0-34½/69-0r, Julian Lennon 35½-72-0r, The Intruders (0-)117½f, Amii Stewart 0-94½f, Meat Loaf 153½f, This Island Earth (0-)114½f, Ashford & Simpson 0-131c, Stevie Wonder 0-125c.