May 18, 1985: Edwin Starr, Chris Cameron, The Team, Bill Withers, Ian Dury & The Blockheads

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

COLIN HUDD at Dartford Flicks makes has own spectacular video mix of ’19’ using the Wagner helicopter attack from ‘Apocalypse Now’: start the movie at Robert Duval saying “shall we dance?”, the record at “I went my men out of there now”, and run them together emphasising the movie volume on helicopter effects and commands, so that both finish as Duval says “one day this war is gonna end” — phew! . . . Streetwave picked up Carl Anderson ‘Buttercup‘ for rush release, only a few years late, and Island finally got the great Shirley Brown ‘Intimate Storm’ LP . . . US LPs now out here are Freddie Jackson ‘Rock Me Tonight’ (Capitol EJ 2403161), Alexander O’Neal ‘Alexander O’Neal’ (Tabu TBU 26485), Jeff Lorber ‘Step By Step’ (Club JABH 9) — evidently the latter’s US 12in mixes of ‘Best Part Of The Night’ differ from the imminent UK remix . . . New Yorker Freddie Jackson started in his teens as a gospel soloist at Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church, where he met and began working with his now producer Paul Lawrence, co-penning ‘Trust Me’ for Lillo Thomas as well as writing alone for Melba Moore (whom he sang behind) and Howard Johnson . . . Philip Bailey’s next secular set will be produced by Nile Rodgers, and he admits that “unofficially” Earth Wind & Fire have split up — he joins Aurra, Imagination, Freddie Jackson, New Edition & Donna Summer on this Friday’s ‘6.20 Soul Train’ . . . Streetwave’s cool dressing ladies man Orin Cozier actually got barred from a club for the first time in his life — at London Busby’s Friday Mud Club, for “looking too straight”! . . . Island’s go go movie ‘Good To Go’ has been upsetting many tradesmen along Washington DC area Adams-Morgan’s 18th Street, where the filming of some spectacular car smashing stunts effectively kept customers away without any prior warning or compensation (shooting should by now be just about wrapped up) . . . Thelonius Monk III and Eric Mercury are these days known as Merc And Monk because their earlier T.S. Monk partners Yvonne Fletcher and sister Boo Monk both tragically died in 1983 . . . A Taste Of Honey ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ should last week have read as “now dated”, which does rather alter the review! . . . Hi-NRG breakers include Village People ‘New York City (Remix)‘ (Record Shack), Martinique ‘No Regrets‘ (Young Blood), Isley Jasper Isley ‘Kiss And Tell‘ (Epic), Suzy Q ‘Computer Music‘ (Canadian Black Sun), Bronski Beat ‘I Feel Love (Medley)‘ (London), Lipps Inc ‘Does Anybody Know Me’ (US Twin Tone) . . . Hazell Dean has left Proto for EMI . . . South-West Wales’ only soul radio DJ and Swansea City Football Club’s Radio Vetch founder, James Lewis is teaming up with local funk jocks Jeff Thomas and The Bean to promote a city centre Soul Over Swansea night starting in June — prospective PAs and other interested parties call him on 0792-896928 . . . Superjocks pluggers Theo & Joy Loyla next week holiday on the Gower, my favourite place in Wales, looking at Worms! . . . Theo perhaps misunderstands my reference to London and the South-East starting all the soul hits — I’m not surprised the excellent Animotion pop hit broke everywhere but there — and persists in dismissing our Disco chart as “upfront”: it’s not, it’s the strictly specialist soul chart, and an accurate enough reflection of what his own punters are dancing to for John Osborne now to feature the RECORD MIRROR Disco Top 50 as the official chart on Horizon Radio 94.5FM Sundays 1-4pm . . . Rayners Lane’s Record & Disco Centre, no sooner had I commented on video hirers rushing through record shops to get to the video department, have put their videos upstairs and the records down the stairs at the back — so no more browser box/display-generated impulse record sales there! . . . Loose Ends visit Southend Zero 6 tonight (Thursday 16), Direct Drive play Yeovil Electric Studio with Chris Stagg Friday (17), followed the next night by Chris Dinnis & Paul Lewis Saturday (18), when Intrigue PA at Harlow Whispers . . . Jeff Young, Pete Tong, Chris Paul & Neil James soul the invitation only pre-opening press night Monday (20) at the £300,000 refurbished South Harrow Bogart’s — yeah, I’d noticed the new paintwork when passing! . . . Eon Irving, a (small) blast from the past, souls busy Monday’s hipsters at Chelsea Kings Road Mainsqueez with both upfront sounds and mid-’70s street funk — which he confirms generates most excitement when simply chopped rather than mixed . . . Kev Hill (0277-223030) is after James Brown ‘Take A Look At Those Cakes‘ 12in, and says that War ‘Galaxy’ goes great out of the Conway Brothers . . . Terry James souls Peckham’s free admission Kellies pub (opposite Kisses) every night except Saturday, busy apart oddly from Thursdays for some reason, where he’s currently reviving Jaki Graham ‘Hold On‘ and Fatback Band ‘Spanish Hustle‘ (and not just on oldies Sundays) . . . Steve Banks has swung ’em over to upfront soul Thur/Fri/Sat at East London’s Sorrells in Commercial Road (over-21s, no jeans), where he’d like PAs and guest DJs . . . Dave Smith (01 734 6249) is after PAs at Mayfair Samanthas (next to late nite eaterie Rockafella’s) . . . Latin-jazz Mad Marx joins soul-funk Simon Abel & Gary T Tuesdays at Westcliff On Sea Swag’s Underground Soul Cellar, while his soulful Sundays at Leigh On Sea Whispers soon reach their first birthday . . . Trevor M still actually admits to playing “jazz-funk” along with electro & soul in Hanley (Stoke on Trent) at The Place Fri/Sat, Chicos Wed . . . Birmingham’s Studio 222 Experience with mixer Paul Dixon does Kitts Green Mackadown Tues, The Grapes’ Legs Eleven Wed/Sat, Ward End Fox & Goose Thur (funk night)/Fri . . . Tim Jeffery funks Brighton Escape Club Fri/Sat . . . Lynton P. Elcocks does Swindon disco-bar the Rodbourne complete with flashy lights and now a little dance floor . . . Paul Major has moved Wed-Sat to Leicester Harpers, chart funk ‘n dance . . . MDM Associates of Burlington, Massachussetts, have developed ‘The Extender’ (nothing to do with alcohol!) which enables a 7in single to be cued-up and slip-mixed like a 12in when inserted into this wide rimmed blank disc’s foam indented centre . . . Disco Mix Club’s May mixes are Les Adams’ absolutely brilliant funk medley (his best yet?), Sanny X’s clever fusion of David Cassidy ‘Romance’ with Donna Summer ‘Once Upon A Time’ & ‘Love To Love You Baby’ plus his equally cleverly synched classic rock medley, and Alan Coulthard’s noisy fast current pop and Howard Jones medleys (subscription details on 0628-67276) . . . London gay DJs are attempting to find an alternative descriptive word for Hi-NRG — any suggestions? . . . DA HA DA HA, DA HA HA HA-HA HA!


HOT VINYL

EDWIN STARR: ‘It Ain’t Fair’ (Hippodrome 12HIP 101, via EMI)
Fading into an instrumental start, this remarkably dated schmaltzily soulful 105½bpm swayer is pure 1974 — it must have reminded Peter Stringfellow of his DJing days playing Real Thing! — but is so craftily melodic that following extensive pre-release radio play by Tony Blackburn especially it’s become such a nagger it should be huge (even if only with nostalgic housewives!).

CHRIS CAMERON: ‘Is This Love?’ (Steiner STE 1265)
Shamelessly copying Earth Wind & Fire, this awkwardly started but then jerkily shuffling 112¼bpm brass spiked, falsetto squeaked and hummingly harmonised lush jitterer (inst flip) is selling so far only on white label after soul radio play in London.

THE TEAM: ‘Wicki Wacky House Party’ (EMI 12EMI 5519)
As detailed last week, here on hot vinyl indeed is the funkily bounding 113bpm medley of the Fatback Band and Fred Wesley oldies (inst flip), jammed up and jelly tight!

BILL WITHERS: ‘Oh Yeah!’ (CBS TA 6154)
Finally here on (un-extended) 12in, this immediately familiar friendly now exactly 106bpm mellow swayer is most usefully flipped by his timeless classic old 98½bpm ‘Lovely Day’, 38-40/80-0bpm ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’, 0-37-38-37-0bpm ‘Lean On Me’.

IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS: ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Paul Hardcastle Remix)’ (Stiff BUY IT 214)
Billericay’s blue-eyed funker has long threatened to remix his oldies and now on 4-track 12in he’s actually let none other than Paul Hardcastle get at them! Using subdued electronic drums, Paul’s kept within the original feel although this 108½bpm classic includes sneaky inserts from the following 107bpm ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll‘, flipped by the 120bpm ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ and 127¼bpm ‘Wake Up (And Make Love To Me)‘. I’m not sure they’re improved.

KLEEER: ‘Take Your Heart Away’ (US Atlantic 0-86883)
Starting strangely with a skippable long slow 0-43-0bpm lushly doodling intro, this Eumir Deodato produced snappy 121½bpm soul bounder goes into mellow vocal group choruses instead of sharpening up as the jiggly smack beat might suggest (inst flip), nice if maybe too specialist for crossover success.

INNER LIFE: ‘Let’s Change It Up’ (Personal 12PER 3901, via PRT)
Showing in retrospect her solo hits were inevitable, this Jocelyn Brown wailed ever-accelerating (0-)117½-118¾-121-120½(break)-122-0bpm burbling tugger from quite some time back (inst flip) is causing delighted surprise amongst many soul jocks.

RUN-D.M.C.: ‘You Talk Too Much’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 25)
Naughtily not crediting Joe Jones on whose 1960 hit it’s so obviously based, this cleanly flowing sparse rap is here in 121bpm Oral O.D. and instrumental 120½bpm Mute mixes, flipped by the Jam Master Jay scratched jagged c.104bpm ‘Daryll & Joe (Krush-Groove 3)‘ and older boxier 104½bpm ‘Sucker MC’s (Krush-Groove 1)‘.

CENTRAL GROOVE: ‘Special How Ya Do’ (US Vanguard SPV 88)
The first go go release to be picked up by an outside US label following all the British interest in Washington DC, this rattling and rambling 107¼-107½-106¼-107bpm chanter has all the cliches you’d expect but at least the live call-and-answer interplay is kept at lively level (more than twice as long full flipside version).

BLACK LACE: ‘El Vino Collapso’ (Flair LACE 1, via EMI)
Cleverly calculated jolly 132bpm knees-up embodiment and celebration of all that’s dreadful about British holidaymakers in Spain!

LEGION: ‘Guarantee’ (US Columbia 44-05209)
This tripping 110¾bpm cool choppy jolter has nice vocal group interplay but is so tightly controlled it’s almost stifled, all on one level, with an equally dry 118bpm ‘City’s Jumpin‘ flip.

WHITNEY HOUSTON: ‘Someone For Me (Remix)’ (Arista ARIST 12614)
Alan Coulthard-remixed sharply bashing 123¼bpm insubstantial strutter getting whatever (mainly pop) reaction it has well away from London, while her much better gently throbbing 112¼bpm mellow duet with its producer JERMAINE JACKSON: ‘Take Good Care Of My Heart‘ (Arista ARIST 12616) crops up on his own 12in, yet again with last year’s massive underground soul smash the exotically jittering 115¼bpm ‘Come To Me (One Way Or Another) (Remix)‘ — which always should have been an A-side — both typically as flip to the Jellybean remixed but still dreadful 190bpm ‘Dynamite‘. Won’t Arista ever learn?

TANIA MARIA: ‘Don’t Go’ (LP ‘Made In New York’ Manhattan EJ 2403211)
Eumir Deodato’s programming of Linn Drums may have made her BPMs constant but otherwise appears to have put the distinctive Brazilian singing jazz keyboardist in a straightjacket, all except her drifting unfettered slowies sounding curiously dead and dull, this typical pleasant 93bpm swayer at least being better than the 85½bpm ‘E Carnival‘ and 116-118bpm title track, though the set did little on import.

KENNY G & G FORCE: ‘One Night Stand’ (LP ‘Gravity’ Arista 207 120)
When they try to turn tootin’ Kenny Gorelick into a pin-up — the sleeve lists every glamour monger bar a lighting cameraman, surprisingly — you’ve cause for suspicion! On vocal side one this Andre Montague worried (0-)105¾bpm soulful nagger stands out from the Prince-ish flashdance 125bpm ‘One Man’s Poison‘, pomp rock 114¼-0bpm ‘Where Do We Take It‘, dull Kashif-sung wriggly 106bpm ‘Love On The Rise‘ single, while on instrumental side two the speedily shaking 0-123½bpm ‘Sax Attack‘ is more danceable than the sparse tight 0-111bpm title track, meandering 79½bpm ‘Japan’, 54½bpm ‘Virgin Island’.

ROY HAMILTON and CAPICHE: ‘Turn Up The Music’ (HBS Records CAP 1)
Kenny Lynch-ish mellow bumbling 105½-105-104-105½-104½-106½-105½-106-105½-106bpm Britfunk swayer weaving along (without a drum machine!) through harmonised title chants and snatches of solo (inst flip) mildly dated.

TAKE 3: ‘Can’t Get Enough’ (Elite DAZZ 37, via PRT)
Effective if not the world’s greatest singers, the girls coo through a chunkily bumping 0-94½bpm slow roller given a Soul Mix one side and beefier 92½bpm Reggae mix t’other.

WELL RED: ‘Limit Of Your Loving’ (Paladin/Virgin PALS 101-12)
T.C. Curtis inspired heavily smacking 113½bpm funk chugger by an offshoot of reggae’s The Investigators (dub flip).

NILE RODGERS: ‘Let’s Go Out Tonight’ (US Warner Bros 0-20311)
Others don’t but I do like this inventive 110bpm pop-funk fusion of ‘DJ’s Delight’, KC & The Sunshine Band, Japanese chatter ‘n’ chimes — a pity the dub version isn’t instrumental to delight DJs, actually (‘Troglodyte’-ish 119¾bpm ‘Doll Squad‘ too).

YOUNG & COMPANY: ‘I’m Too Cool’ (US Sound Of London SOL 176)
Excitingly zapping jittery 119bpm smacking strutter leaping along with chinky Nile Rodgers-ish guitar (and an acidic splurge) behind staccato spare chanting male vocals, in no less than five mixes.

FIREFLY: ‘Stay’ (US Emergency EMDS 6549)
Italian-made nicely backed striding 115bpm bonker slightly let down by the phonetic seeming lead chap (inst flip).

CON FUNK SHUN: ‘I’m Leaving Baby’ (LP ‘Electric Lady’ US Mercury 422-824345-1)
Derivative uninspired set with only this nice enough pent-up 71½bpm slow roller (which somehow keeps reminding me of Pete Wingfield) and the squeaky ‘n’ gruff 80¼bpm harmony swayer ‘Pretty Lady‘ standing out slightly from the jolting 121½bpm ‘Turn The Music Up‘, ‘She’s Strange’-ish 117bpm title track single, rap started jerking 0-105bpm ‘Don’t Go‘, whipping 128bpm ‘Rock It All Night’, Jacksonesque 127bpm ‘Tell Me What You’re Gonna Do’, Lionel-ish 0-66bpm ‘Circle Of Love’.

WORKING WEEK: ‘Sweet Nothing’ (Virgin VS 759-12)
The Julie Roberts emoted 61½-0bpm slow “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” showstopper from ‘6.20 Soul Train’, flipped by its brassy instrumental and a jerky c.142bpm ‘Who’s Fooling Who’ remix.


DISCO TOP 85 – May 18, 1985

01 01 19, Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
02 02 FEEL SO REAL, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
03 03 I WANT YOUR LOVIN’, Curtis Hairston, London 12in
04 05 LIKE I LIKE IT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
05 04 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE, Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
06 10 MAGIC TOUCH (CLUB MIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
07 06 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE/SHE JUST DON’T KNOW/TURN UP THE LOVE, Steve Arrington, Atlantic LP
08 09 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, DeBarge, Gordy 12in
09 13 DANGEROUS/CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS (REMIXES), Pennye Ford, Total Experience 12in
10 08 GIRLS ON MY MIND, Fatback, Atlantic 12in
11 11 HISTORY, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
12 — 19 (DESTRUCTION MIX), Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
13 18 TURN IT UP, Conway Brothers, US Paula Records 12in
14 07 SPEND THE NIGHT, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
15 17 THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU, Gloria D Brown, US Krystal Records 12in
16 21 WHAT’S MISSING, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
17 16 FAN THE FLAME, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
18 14 SETTLE DOWN (REMIX)/I LIKE YOUR STYLE, Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
19 20 CALLING/I WANNA SAY I LOVE YOU/HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO)/ROCK ME TONIGHT/YOU ARE MY LADY/LOVE IS JUST A TOUCH AWAY, Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
20 15 HANGIN’ ON A STRING (CONTEMPLATING), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
21 54 WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY, The Team, EMI 12in white label
22 36 GLOW/SOMEBODY (THE GIRL’S GOT)/MOONCHILD, Rick James, US Gordy LP
23 19 EYE TO EYE (REMIX), Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in/7in mix
24 24 BAD HABITS, Jenny Burton, Atlantic 12in
25 22 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING, Touch Of Class, US Atlantic 12in
26 23 MY SENSITIVITY (GETS IN THE WAY)/IT’S OVER NOW/THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE/CREEPIN’/IF ONLY FOR ONE NIGHT, Luther Vandross, Epic LP
27 28 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
28 37 A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND/INNOCENT, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
29 26 MUTUAL ATTRACTION, Change, Cooltempo LP
30 40 OH YEAH!, Bill Withers, CBS 12in
31 32 PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND IN THE AIR PUT YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN IN YOUR UNDERWEAR, Redds & The Boys, London LP/7in promo
32 41 SANCTIFIED LADY, Marvin Gaye, CBS 12in
33 51 ALL FALL DOWN, Five Star, RCA 12in
34 12 COULD IT BE I’M FALLING IN LOVE, David Grant & Jaki Graham, Chrysalis 12in
35 25 CLOUDS ACROSS THE MOON, RAH Band, RCA 12in
36 35 SILVER SHADOW/IN THE HEAT OF PASSION/ONE LOVE/THANK YOU, Atlantic Starr, US A&M LP
37 27 LOVER UNDERCOVER/SO DELICIOUS, Fatback, Cotillion LP
38 30 THE SWEETEST PAIN/GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT/SO WHERE ARE YOU?/A NEW HORIZON, Loose Ends, Virgin LP
39 46 KEEP ON JAMMIN’, Willie Hutch, US Motown 12in
40 34 CAN’T STOP THE LOVE/TOO MANY GAMES/MAGIC, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol LP
41 38 THIEF IN THE NIGHT/LA LA, George Duke, Elektra 12in
42 — KING TUT (REMIX), Paul Hardcastle, US Profile 12in
43 31 LET’S GO TOGETHER, Change, Cooltempo 12in
44 42 TAKE ME TO THE TOP (REMIX), Advance, Belgian BMC 12in
45 53 SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR #1), Rene & Angela, US Mercury 12in
46 45 FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT/FRIENDS, Whodini, Jive 12in EP
47 44 HOLD ME TIGHT, Robert White, Calibre 12in
48 33 OHH BABY (REMIX), Spank, Champion 12in
49 29 GROOVIN’, War, Bluebird/10 12in
50 56 SAY WHAT/MEET ME AT THE GO GO, Trouble Funk/Hot Cold Sweat, 4th + B’way LP
51 49 WATCHING YOU/PICK UP THE PIECES, JoAnne Gardner, Boiling Point 12in
52 68 WARM AND TENDER LOVE/RISE TO THE OCCASION, The Intruders, Streetwave 12in
53 55 FRESH (MARK BERRY US REMIX)/(JIM BONNEFORD US DANCE MIX), Kool & The Gang, De-Lite 12in/promo
54 39 BACK IN STRIDE, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol 12in
55 61 FROGGY MIX/PART 2, James Brown, Boiling Point 12in
56 71 DEVOTED TO YOU, Cacique, Diamond Duel Records 12in
57 57 BABY FACE, Merc And Monk, US Manhattan 12in
58 52 I FOUND MY BABY (REMIXES), Gap Band, US Total Experience 12in
59 82 PLEASE DON’T BREAK MY HEART, The Affair featuring Alyson, US East Street 12in
60 — OH WHAT A FEELING (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX), Change, Cooltempo 12in
61 48 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (REMIX)/LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME, Nina Simone, Charly 12in
62 69 YOU’RE GONNA LOVE BEING LOVED BY ME/YOU SEND ME/C’EST LA VIE, The Manhattans, CBS LP
63 66 I REALLY WANT YOU, Smoke City, US Epic 12in
64 43 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY/DANCING IN THE SUN, George Howard, US TBA LP
65 — TAKE YOUR HEART AWAY, Kleeer, US Atlantic 12in
66 67 LOVE ON THE RISE (REMIX), Kenny G & Kashif, US Arista 12in
67 65 BEYOND THE SEA (LA MER), George Benson, Warner Bros 12in
68 — BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (REMIX)/WE’VE GOT THE GROOVE, A Taste Of Honey, Capitol 12in
69 64 BUTTERCUP, Carl Anderson, US Epic LP
70 — FORBIDDEN FRUIT/SUGAR DADDY, Richie Weeks & Centrefold/Centrefold featuring Margaret Blount, Streetwave 12in
71 40 DON’T MAKE ME WAIT/SOMETHING THAT TURNS YOU ON, Bill Withers, US Columbia LP
72 70 BARBARA ANN/LET’S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO/JAM JAM JAM/THE SWEETEST PAIN, Webster Lewis/Philadelphia International All-Stars/People’s Choice/Dexter Wansel, CBS LP
73 47 HAPPY FEET, Mass Extension, 4th + B’way 12in
74 58 IN MY PANTS, The Reddings, Boiling Point 12in
75 63 LOVE TONIGHT, David Simmons, Atlantic 12in
76 59 ANYTHING (PAUL HARDCASTLE/MARK KING REMIXES)/A.B.C., Direct Drive, Boiling Point 12in
77 — TURN UP THE MUSIC, Roy Hamilton and Capiche, HBS 12in
78 76 WHEN YOU LOVE ME LIKE THIS (with Lillo Thomas)/KING OF MY HEART/I CAN’T BELIEVE, Melba Moore, Capitol LP
79 50 GOLDEN GIRL, Jakata, Motown 12in
80 84 SOME KINDA LOVER/NEVER TOO LATE, The Whispers, Solar 12in
81 75 BERRO E SOMBARO, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Source LP
82 81 TALK’S ALL OVER TOWN, The Reddings, US Polydor LP
83 77 NIGHTSHIFT, Winston Groovy, Jive 12in
84 — YOU TALK TOO MUCH/DARYLL & JOE, Run-DMC, 4th + B’way 12in
85=re EYE TO EYE, Chaka Khan, Warner Bros LP
85=— IS THIS LOVE, Chris Cameron, Steinar 12in white label


HI-NRG DISCO

01 01 SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
02 02 EAT YOU UP, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
03 04 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
04 05 BOYS COME AND GO, April, Record Shack 12in
05 09 DANGEROUS, Natalie Cole, US Modern 12in
06 08 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
07 07 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, Pamela Nightingale, Carrere 12in
08 06 TUNNEL OF LOVE, Carol Cooper, US Profile 12in
09 03 FAMOUS PEOPLE, Sharpe & Niles, Polydor 12in
10 12 LOVER COME BACK TO ME, Dead Or Alive, Epic 12in
11 19 WALK LIKE A MAN/MAN TALK (MEDLEY), Divine, Proto 12in
12 10 R.S.V.P., James & Susan Wells, Fanfare 12in
13 — UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Canadian Matra 12in
14 30 YOU’RE MY HEART YOU’RE MY SOUL, Modern Talking, Magnet 12in
15 21 CAN’T STOP, Rick James, Motown 12in
16 15 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE, Nana McLean, US Boulevard 12in
17 11 DATE WITH THE RAIN, Arnie’s Love, US Profile 12in
18 20 SQUARE ROOM, Al Corley, US Mercury 12in
19 13 VICTIM OF LOVE, Charade featuring Norma Lewis, US Passion 12in
20 25 IN THE NIGHT, Zenobia, US Streetwise 12in
21 — DANCING IN THE DARK, Mike Mareen, German Night & Day 12in
22 23 RISE UP FOR MY LOVE, Yvonne Kay, Italian X-Energy 12in
23 29 ONE WAY TICKET, Louise Thomas, Passion LP
24 re LET ME FEEL IT (DISCONET REMIX), Samantha Gilles, Record Shack 12in
25 14 YOU’RE SO ROMANTIC (REMIX), Sheryl Lee Ralph, US New York Music Company/Dutch Beat Box 12in
26 24 LIMELIGHT, Jessica Williams, Mexican Ducal 12in
27 — KEEP ON WALKING, Steve Rodway, Record Shack 12in white label
28 22 THE BEAST IN ME, Bonnie Pointer, Epic 12in
29 28 HARMONY, Stacy Q, Canadian Black Sun 12in
30 17 MAKE ME BELIEVE IN YOU, Chantelle, Fantasia 12in

One thought on “May 18, 1985: Edwin Starr, Chris Cameron, The Team, Bill Withers, Ian Dury & The Blockheads”

  1. Interesting idea there by Colin Hudd with the video mix of ‘19’ – Colin Hudd along with Froggy we’re always a bit more forward thinking than most of the Mafia DJs. Colin Hudd of course became a big name amongst Acid House DJs in 1988/89 and was responsible for the Manic MCs ‘Mental’ from that time.

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