June 1, 1985: Cheryl Lynn, Gloria D. Brown, Rene & Angela, Advance, Touch Of Class

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

SOME COMBINATION of Steve Arrington, Roy Ayers and The SOS Band seems likely to be on a picnic at Knebworth in August — sounds like a showstopper, huh? . . . Paul Hardcastle ’19 — The Final Story’ disappointingly ended up with the same B-side as its predecessors . . . Aurra’s follow-up ‘Happy Feeling‘ in a fortnight will be flipped by a remix of ‘Like I Like It’ . . . Magnum Force have extended and remixed last year’s B-side as their new import single ‘Get Up And Get In The Mix‘ (US Paula Records) . . . Redds & The Boys ‘Put Your Right Hand In The Air‘ has been remixed for 12in by Mastermind (whose ‘Turntable Mix‘ of Little Benny snuck out so quietly as the original’s flip rather too late to be effective that I never even knew about it) . . . Les Adams has done a Steve Arrington medley of five tracks from the current album which does seem likely for release in some limited form . . . Julian Guffogg & John Rushford got fed up with doing mobiles around Ashford, Kent, and instead invested in a Teac recorder and digital delay to help with their home produced megamixes which they hope might end up on vinyl one day: best when cuttin’ it to the max, their synched segues aren’t always so hot although they’ve an ear for flow . . . Essex Radio 95.3/96.4FM, as hinted, this weekend unveils its much expanded ‘Essex Soul Parade’ (with special rates for new advertisers — call 0702-335707 Mon/Tues afternoons), Dave Gregory now running 6-9pm Mon-Fri but the big news is Saturday, which starting this week lines up 5-9am Adrian Seek, 9-noon Dave Gregory, 6-9pm Disco John Leech, 9pm-1am Tony Monson (including the exclusive first airing of his Street Sales Chart) . . . Solar & Horizon both came off air last Thursday to avoid unwelcome attention from you know who, although LWR bravely soldiered on (this was written too early to know if they got busted), while West London’s JBC 96.95FM (Jamaican Broadcasting Co) seems to have been expanding from its initial weekend shows . . . Disco Gary Van Den Bussche is the nearest London’s soul radio gets to the US “quiet storm” format, on Solar 102.45FM early hours Thursday, so much slicker than his rivals at that time of night . . . Nik Love souls Saturday 12-3pm, and with Jasper Wednesday 12-3am, on South-East London’s general purpose Skyline Radio 90.2FM — the trouble is, with so many 24 hour soul stations to choose between, who wants to check their watch and calendar? . . . Friday’s ‘6.20 Soul Train’ will feature Five Star, Ashford & Simpson, DeBarge, James Brown, Freda Payne and — in an astounding compromise — Style Council: the programme is forced to compromise all the time due to restrictions about the use of videos, visitors work permits and the like, none of which have so negative an effect on Top Of The Pops to which Paul Weller seemingly has a permanent passport, but this is taking their search for available acts into an area that many will feel abuses the whole point of the show — which surely is to expose those acts who don’t automatically get onto white dominated pop TV? . . . Millie Jackson has done a duet with Elton John, so they’ll be on Soul Train next week . . . Bill Cosby’s current TV family sit-com appears to have inspired the teaming of equally veteran black comedian Flip Wilson with none other than Gladys Knight in a similarly cosy, middle-aged, middle class, parents with kids sit-com ‘Charlie & Company’, due on US screens in the fall (sorry, make that autumn!) — in fact, Disco Mix Club trippers to New York in September should be just in time for its first showing . . . Tears For Fears topped US 12in Sales, Shannon ‘Do You Wanna Get Away‘ Club Play, while Whitney Houston ‘You Give Good Love‘ (her Kashif -produced slowie) is top Black hit — and Pete Tong, just back from the Big Apple, warns radio jocks here to try it as its “the business” — Pete is also raving about New York City’s brand new club The Palladium, on 14th & Broadway, which makes spectacular use of massive moving banks of TV screens and features DJs Jellybean, Larry Levan, Mark Kamins on various weekly nights . . . South Harrow Bogarts on the other hand unveiled their £300,000 refit with one of the great cliches of our time, ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra’ introducing a Hippodrome-styled ambitious lightshow which’ll be even better when the music accompaniment is more tightly edited (not very Young & Strong!), while DJ Chris Paul kept getting hung up by the loop in the back of his French designer shirt! . . . Beckenham McCormacks re-opens this weekend as the refurbished Harriot’s, now with funky Sat as well as jolly Sun hosted by LWR DJ Rick Robinson . . . Colin Hudd revives 1977 at Dartford Flicks Friday (31), when Steve Walsh & Paul Owens funk a County Sound special at Aldershot Civic Hall’s Prince’s Hall . . . Fatman Graham Canter (a bit thinner actually) and Chris Britton funk Tottenham’s (ex-Eltons) Websters Thur/Fri/Sun . . . John Dean is building funky Tuesdays at Hastings Flamingo’s with its own free funk force membership and free admission also for Caister passport/gold card holders . . . Sacha Vitorovich presents The Cake at London Bond Street’s Embassy Club this and every Wednesday with live bands, fashions, and unusual DJ Spinner D . . . David Johnson funks Wealdstone Boomers Thur/Sat . . . Franklin Sinclair adds funky-ish Friday at Manchester’s Playpen . . . Paul Needham, now Wed-Sat at Derby Knotted Snake, crams in over 2,000 just between 8.30-10.30pm Fri/Sat and says “come early!” . . . Keith Anthony is rammed out with really knowledgeable soulsters, weekends at Bermondsey Tanners . . . Ian Robertson reckons Scandals finally brings Dalkeith bang up to date . . . Mark Rymann, recently at Tokyo Joe’s, now does Soho’s Studio Valbonne . . . I finally looked in on funky Fresh at Mayfair’s Legends, the hip black boite to be seen at on Thursdays, more steamy than fresh actually and seemingly stuffed with the Gullivers crowd . . . Steve Jason celebrates a year of Soul On Sunday next week (9) at Peterborough Canters and would welcome extra PAs on 0733-262125 . . . Russ + Cass III is a black + white double act MC-ing out front with Russ’s wife mixing behind, and although they’re off to Denmark mid-June for two months they’re building up a regular Portsmouth-Penzance circuit by starting on a busy weekend night before returning a fortnight later to fill quieter mid-week slots (bookings 0202-38135/766872) . . . Greg Lynn, remembered as a disco plugger, has resurfaced managing the Manifesto disco duo of German Lisa and Belgian Pascal . . . Morgan Khan is WHAT?!! . . . Tricky Dicky points out that many gay clubs now play as much soul as Hi-NRG (in other words they reflect the national pop chart) . . . Adrian Parkin (Huddersfield Dorothy’s at the Adega) finds JoAnna Gardner ‘Special Feelings‘ follows to the last passionate groan Marvin Gaye ‘You Sure Love To Ball‘ . . . Eon Irving (now Sat as well as Mon at Chelsea Mainsqueeze) says Richie Weeks ‘Forbidden Fruit‘ was made to mix with ’19’, and revives Rene & Angela ‘Secret Rendezvous‘ — however, their old ‘Do You Really Love Me‘ is hotter for Big Phil Etgart (South Harrow) . . . Steve Phillips (Bristol Prince Rupert) revives Edwin Starr ‘War’ out of ’19’ . . . 16 year old Brian Sneddon wants to be a soul jock when he leaves school, but stuck out in the Radio One wasteland at 29 Kincardine Road, Carronshore, Falkirk FK2 89C in Scotland, he’d appreciate hearing better placed DJs’ mixes, etc . . . A Taste Of Honey so far is selling strongest in Scotland, where they always did like fast disco, and not much at all in London . . . Graham Murray of the Cleveland Area DJ Assn should perhaps wonder why it is that in his North-Eastern area the sales of soul records are the lowest (nearly non-existent) out of the whole country, then stop criticizing the places where people do buy them . . . Freddie Jackson turns out also to have been latter day lead singer with Mystic Merlin (after their ‘Just Can’t Give You Up’ era) . . . Marvin Gaye’s future album of standards seems likely to be credited between both CBS and Motown (although the former will distribute in the USA) to settle any conflict over which label had him signed at the time of recording . . . Levert and their label Tempre have been signed for US distribution by Arista, so doubtless won’t now appear here . . . Greyhound are distributing Firefly ‘Stay’ in the UK at domestic prices . . . Shawn Brown is confirmed as the unlisted artiste on ‘Rappin’ Duke‘, the “da ha da ha, da ha ha ha-ha ha” John Wayne impersonation that’s still creating huge listener reaction for those few hip jocks like Jeff Young: similarly, the Beverly Hills Version-credited ‘Axel F’/’Like Eddie Did’ cover and rap are now listed as by Det Reirruc/Club’s Rappers (try spelling that first name backwards!) . . . Roxanne’s saga is continued by Crush Groove ‘Yo My Little Sister‘ (US Singh), Ricardo & Chocolate Boogie ‘Do It Ricardo‘ (US Singh), Zeele ‘No More Roxanne‘ (US Treasure), Dr Rocx & Co ‘Do The Roxanne‘ (US Slice) . . . LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX!


MARVIN GAYE’S long awaited album ‘Dream Of A Lifetime’, due here imminently, actually arrived first from Holland (Dutch CBS 26239). The sexual lyrics of some of its patched up and posthumously completed songs were probably ad-libbed by Marvin either for his own amusement or as a rough vocal guide, but now they’re all that’s available as raw material. Most danceable are the funkily twining and grinding 90¼bpm ‘Ain’t It Funny (How Things Turn Around)‘ and odd English-accented kinkily disciplinarian 113½-0bpm ‘Masochistic Beauty‘, slowies being the lushly typical 78½-0bpm ‘Symphony’ and 24¼/48½-0bpm ‘It’s Madness’, weaving muttered 78½-0bpm ‘Savage In the Sack’, disjointed suite-like ‘Life’s Opera’, dead slow 0-48bpm sweet title track — plus of course there’s his 116½bpm ‘Sanctified Lady’ single, minus bleeps!


HOT VINYL

CHERYL LYNN: ‘Fidelity’ (US Columbia 44-05220)
Back again prod/penned by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, she teasingly starts by saying “no, no, do it the way we used to!” before re-hitting that ‘Encore’ groove which kept London’s black club floors full for all of last year. Yup, it’s another sparsely tapping tortuous 108(intro)-108¼-108½-108¾bpm hot tempo weaver full of subtle rhythm tricks, with a (0-)108¼-108¾bpm ‘High Fidelity’ dub mix flip. Encore!

GLORIA D. BROWN: ‘The More They Knock The More I Love You’ (10 Records TEN 52-12)
One of those dead simple and oh so right soul dancers that first hearing tells you will obviously be huge, like (without sounding that similar) another Jocelyn Brown or Jenny Burton, a steadily tapping 109½bpm chugger full of class (inst flip).

RENE & ANGELA: ‘Save Your Love (For #1)’ (Club JABX 14)
The synth wielding duo’s remorselessly nagging ever building electronically jiggled (0-)111½-111¾-111½-111¾bpm wriggler is started and climaxed by Kurtis Blow’s staccato rap, rather as if Chaka had done ‘Plane Love’ with Melle Mel’s help (inst/edit flip).

ADVANCE featuring TRACY ACKERMAN: ‘Take Me To The Top (Remix)’ (Boiling Point POSPX 752)
Ben Liebrand’s brilliant 112½-113½-112½bpm restructuring is in fact the first UK release of this chix chanted powerful bass burbled disco lurcher from over two years ago, which now has a head turning gimmick sounding at one stage as if the deck keeps accidentally stopping and restarting, on the beat (inst flip).

TOUCH OF CLASS: ‘Let Me Be Your Everything’ (Atlantic A 9550T)
Described as a “re-edit” rather than a remix, the extremely classy melodically tripping 118¾bpm soul vocal group swayer is not necessarily improved by having its more basic break spliced in all over the place, the flip having a re-edited edit plus their older racing 134bpm ‘Keep Dancin‘ Hi-NRG hit. The original import was better.

EUGENE WILDE: ‘Chey Chey Kule’ (US Philly World Records 0-96876)
As revealed last week, he’s completely re-recorded the LP’s song of the same name to make a totally different brassily stabbed purposeful 0-111¾bpm jiggly jaunty Kid Creole-ish roller with a new chorusing “do you wanna celebrate” emphasis (inst/edit flip, although mightn’t it be smarter if UK copies had the original US LP version?). Hot pop.

CARL ANDERSON: ‘Let’s Talk’ (LP ‘Protocol’ US Epic BFE 39889)
Just to confuse us as his old ‘Buttercup’ finally gots a UK release, here’s the sinuous soulster’s brand new import LP! It’s hard to decide whether this lurching lean 115¼bpm strider or the chunkier 114¼bpm ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me‘ will end up hottest, other dancers being the optimistic 117¼bpm ‘What Will Happen Now‘ and see-sawing 116¾bpm ‘Girl I Won’t Take No‘ (“billiard ball” 136bpm ‘Can’t Stop This Feeling’), while slowies include the 81bpm ‘Love On Ice’, 0-57½-0bpm ‘Still Thinking Of You’, 0-65bpm ‘One More Time With Feeling’. Could be a bit of a grower.

RODNEY FRANKLIN: ‘Fiesta’ (LP ‘Skydance’ US Columbia FC 39962)
The Paul Buckmaster co-produced largely vocal set is slightly disappointing, only this frisky Latin-flavoured sparsely bubbling 120½bpm carnival skipper doing it on the floor, others including the densely textured meandering slow (0-)97bpm title track, skittery 121¼bpm ‘Children‘, moody 44¾/89½bpm ‘One From The Heart’, mournful 92½/46¼bpm ‘Destiny’.

BAMBI: ‘I Want It All’ (US Domino D-8902)
Shrill speedy little 118½-118¼bpm snapper with chix reprising the old ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ idea of itemising such icons of upwardly mobile young Americans as Gucci, Dior, Mercedes, Seville and a “condo on a hill” (inst flip), their excitable girlish voices harking endearingly back to classic days.

KENNY G & KASHIF: ‘Love On The Rise (Extended Remix)’ (Arista ARIST 12618)
Kashif supplies the breathy vocal to a wriggly almost hesitant 105½-0bpm juddery swayer (saxier inst too) that’s not exactly exploded on import, here flipped by the slow moody 54½/27¼bpm ‘Virgin Island’ and a 0-114-0bpm live recording of ‘Hi How Ya Doin’?’.

SUNSET GUN: ‘Sister’ (CBS TX 6264)
Pete Wingfield-produced slightly dated (0-)119½bpm wriggly bounder brightly overwhelming the husky chick singer, who needs to sing out more to sound convincing but nestles into a Sade niche on the flip’s 60bpm ‘Nothing Dries Sooner Than Tears’, and briefly revives ‘Everybody Loves A Lover’ acappella.

MARK FISHER: ‘Love Situation’ (Total Control 12TOCO 3, via EMI)
The ex-Second Image keyboardist kicks off the Walsh/Hardcastle-helmed label’s new EMI association with a Dotty Green-wailed striding 114½-114¼-114½bpm disco bonker which sounds fine on radio but has rather too dub-like a start taking more than a minute to settle into a solid beat and then still relies over much on tiresome sub-Chaka gimmicky echo pauses, although its straightforward instrumental flip is beefier and better. A remix, maybe?


DISCO TOP 85 – June 1, 1985

01 01 19, Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
02 02 FEEL SO REAL, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
03 04 HISTORY, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
04 03 I WANT YOUR LOVIN’, Curtis Hairston, London 12in
05 09 WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY, The Team, EMI 12in
06 05 LIKE I LIKE IT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
07 06 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE, Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
08 10 GIRLS ON MY MIND, Fatback, Atlantic 12in
09 11 19 (DESTRUCTION MIX), Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
10 12 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE/SHE JUST DON’T KNOW, Steve Arrington, Atlantic LP
11 08 MAGIC TOUCH (CLUB MIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
12 07 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, DeBarge, Gordy 12in
13 13 THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU, Gloria D Brown, 10 Records 12in
14 32 MAGIC TOUCH (THE VIBES VERSION), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
15 23 SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR #1), Rene & Angela, Club 12in
16 29 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (REMIX), Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
17 17 ALL FALL DOWN, Five Star, Tent 12in
18 16 DANGEROUS/CHANGE YOUR WICKED WAYS (REMIXES), Pennye Ford, Total Experience 12in
19 34 BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (REMIX)/WE’VE GOT THE GROOVE, A Taste Of Honey, Capitol 12in
20 22 GLOW/MOONCHILD/SOMEBODY (THE GIRL’S GOT)/ROCK AND ROLL CONTROL, Rick James, US Gordy LP
21 — 19 — THE FINAL STORY, Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
22 14 TURN IT UP, Conway Brothers, US Paula Records 12in
23 20 SANCTIFIED LADY, Marvin Gaye, CBS 12in
24 21 FAN THE FLAME, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
25 39 SILVER SHADOW/ONE LOVE/IN THE HEAT OF PASSION, Atlantic Starr, US A&M LP
26 18 OH YEAH!, Bill Withers, CBS 12in
27 24 CALLING/HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO)/I WANNA SAY I LOVE YOU/YOU ARE MY LADY, Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
28 26 WHAT’S MISSING, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
29 15 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
30 30 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING/RE-EDIT, Touch Of Class, Atlantic 12in
31 33 A BROKEN HEART CAN MEND/ARE YOU THE ONE/INNOCENT, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
32 27 EYE TO EYE (REMIX), Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in/7in mix
33 25 SPEND THE NIGHT, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
34 37 THIEF IN THE NIGHT/LA LA, George Duke, Elektra 12in
35 46 LET’S TALK/DUB VERSION, One Way, US MCA Records 12in
36 48 OH WHAT A FEELING (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX), Change, Cooltempo 12in
37 19 SETTLE DOWN (REMIX)/I LIKE YOUR STYLE, Lillo Thomas, Capitol 12in
38 52 BUTTERCUP, Carl Anderson, Streetwave 12in
39 42 PICK UP THE PIECES/WATCHING YOU, JoAnna Gardner, Boiling Point 12in
40 54 IT AIN’T FAIR, Edwin Starr, Hippodrome 12in
41 43 LOVER UNDERCOVER/SO DELICIOUS/SHE’S A GO-GETTER, Fatback, Cotillion LP
42 38 PLEASE DON’T BREAK MY HEART, The Affair featuring Alyson, US Easy Street 12in
43 35 KEEP ON JAMMIN’, Willie Hutch, US Motown 12in
44 41 PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND IN THE AIR PUT YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN IN YOUR UNDERWEAR, Redds & The Boys, London LP/7in promo
45 40 KING TUT (REMIX), Paul Hardcastle, US Profile 12in
46 83 LET’S CHANGE IT UP, Inner Life, Personal 12in
47 55 CAN’T GET ENOUGH (SOUL MIX)/(REGGAE MIX), Take Three, Elite 12in
48 45 BABY DON’T HOLD YOUR LOVE BACK, Bridge, US Atlantic 12in
49 28 MUTUAL ATTRACTION, Change, Cooltempo LP
50 47 TAKE YOUR HEART AWAY, Kleeer, US Atlantic 12in
51 — FIDELITY, Cheryl Lynn, US Columbia 12in
ATTACK ME WITH YOUR LOVE, Cameo, US Atlanta Artists 12in
53 57 I FOUND MY BABY (REMIXES), Gap Band, US Total Experience 12in
54 36 IT’S OVER NOW/MY SENSITIVITY (GETS IN THE WAY)/THE NIGHT I FELL IN LOVE, Luther Vandross, Epic LP
55 72 BABY FACE, Merc And Monk, Manhattan 12in
56 58 WARM AND TENDER LOVE, The Intruders, Streetwave 12in
57 53 FRESH (MARK BERRY REMIX)/CHERISH, Kool & The Gang, De-Lite 12in
58 85 GIVE A LITTLE LOVE FOR LOVE, Stylistics, Virgin 12in
59 — MOVIN’/INSTRUMENTAL, 400 Blows, Illuminated 12in white label
60 — TWILIGHT, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, US Capitol 12in
61 49 GIVE IT ALL YOU GOT/THE SWEETEST PAIN/SO WHERE ARE YOU?/A NEW HORIZON, Loose Ends, Virgin LP
62 — OBSESSION (DANCE REMIX)/DUB MIX, Animotion, Mercury 12in
63 — FIESTA, Rodney Franklin, US Columbus LP
64 — LIFE IS TOO SHORT/JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL, Antena, Mercury 12in
65 64 LOVE ON THE RISE (REMIX), Kenny G & Kashif, Arista 12in
66 63 HOLD ME TIGHT, Robert White, Calibre 12in
67 — AIN’T IT FUNNY/MASOCHISTIC BEAUTY, Marvin Gaye, Dutch CBS LP
68 56 TAKE ME TO THE TOP (REMIX), Advance, Boiling Point 12in
69 62 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY/DANCING IN THE SUN, George Howard, US TBA LP
70 66 YOU WERE THE ONE (TOO LATE), Mink, US River Edge 12in
71 59 OHH BABY (REMIX), Spank, Champion 12in
72 69 ROCK ME TONIGHT, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
73 78 TREAT HER SWEETER/DUBMENTAL MIX, The Paul Simpson Connection, US Easy Street 12in
14 50 DEVOTED TO YOU, Cacique, Diamond Duel Records 12in
75 60 FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT/FRIENDS, Whodini, Jive 12in EP
76 — CHEY CHEY KULE (REMAKE), Eugene Wilde, US Philly World 12in
77 67 I REALLY WANT YOU, Smoke City, US Epic 12in
78 81 GUARANTEE, Legion, US Columbia 12in
79 — I’M TOO COOL, Young & Company, US Sound Of London 12in
80 61 IN MY PANTS/WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO, The Reddings, Boiling Point 12in
81 65 GOLDEN GIRL, Jakata, Motown 12in
82 84 MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME (REMIX), Nina Simone, Charly 12in
83 — LET’S TALK/SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME/WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW, Carl Anderson, US Epic LP
84 — HELLO STRANGER/GOIN’ IN CIRCLES/CHARLIE, Carrie Lucas, US Constellation LP
85=76 IS THIS LOVE, Chris Cameron, Steinar 12in white label
85=— DOUBLE OH-OH, George Clinton, US Capitol 12in


HI-NRG DISCO

01 01 SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
02 02 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
03 09 UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Canadian Matra 12in
04 07 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, Pamela Nightingale, Carrere 12in
05 06 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
06 03 TUNNEL OF LOVE, Carol Cooper, US Profile 12in
07 05 BOYS COME AND GO, April, Record Shack 12in
08 24 YOU’RE MY HEART YOU’RE MY SOUL, Modern Talking, Magnet 12in
09 15 DANCING IN THE DARK, Mike Maroon, German Night & Day 12in
10 19 THE EASY WAY OUT/CLOSE TO PERFECTION/ONE HUNDRED PERCENT/LEARN THE LINES OF LOVE, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
11 11 SQUARE ROOMS, Al Corley, US Mercury 12in
12 10 FAMOUS PEOPLE, Sharpe & Niles, Polydor 12in
13 08 DANGEROUS, Natalie Cole, US Modern 12in
14 04 EAT YOU UP, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
15 22 RISE UP FOR MY LOVE, Yvonne Kay, Italian X-Energy 12in
16 25 ONE WAY TICKET, Louise Thomas, Passion LP
17 12 HUMAN NATURE, Gino Soccio, Canadian Celebration 12in
18 23 KEEP ON WALKING, Steve Rodway, Record Shack 12in white label
19 14 YOU’RE SO ROMANTIC (REMIX), Sheryl Lee Ralph, US New York Music Company/Dutch Beat Box 12in
20 16 DATE WITH THE RAIN, Arnie’s Love, US Profile 12in
21 21 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE, Nana McLean, US Boulevard 12in
22 18 WALK LIKE A MAN/MAN TALK (MEDLEY), Divine, Proto 12in
23 20 MAN IN A MILLION (REMIX), Life Force, Polo 12in promo
24 17 CAN’T STOP, Rick James, Motown 12in
25 29 THREE STEPS FROM TRUE LOVE, Margaret Reynolds, US Dubwise 12in
26 13 LOVER COME BACK TO ME, Dead Or Alive, Epic 12in
27 — BODY ROCK (REMIX), Maria Vidal, Dutch Chart 12in
28 26 VICTIM OF LOVE, Charade featuring Norma Lewis, US Passion 12in
29 re LIMELIGHT, Jessica Williams, Mexican Ducal 12in
30 — I FEEL LOVE, (MEDLEY), Bronski Beat/Marc Almond, London 12in


HIT NUMBERS

Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):

Gary Numan 0-92½-94½-0f, Bryan Adams 70½f, New Order (0-)130f, Mai Tai 101½f, Bobbysocks 138-0r, Prince 106(-0c), The Cult (0-)139-0r, Change 113f, Bill Withers 105½f, Ian Dury 108r.

2 thoughts on “June 1, 1985: Cheryl Lynn, Gloria D. Brown, Rene & Angela, Advance, Touch Of Class”

  1. Paul Hardcastle’s 19, one of the worst records ever! It was everywhere at the time, I just never “felt it”. Again the good releases are thin on the ground. Cultural reference to the Cosby Show which was of course a massive ratings winner in the US. The buzz is still building around Miss Houston but it would be a few more months until she “arrived” in the UK. Ah those cheesy 80s club names! Just how many Tokyo Joe’s were there in the UK?

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  2. I think 19’s the song with the most remixes ever. Japanese, German, Spanish, etc…Hammy was too picky on a great boogie track this time..Mark Fisher…such a (forgotten) gem…whoa! 🙂

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