ODDS ‘N’ BODS
PAUL HARDCASTLE rang last week to say that ’19’ is now number one in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Finland, Ireland, 10 in Australia, 12 in Austria, 13 in Sweden and 32 in the USA, that his last remix for a long time will be of the actual original ‘D’ Train ‘You’re The One For Me‘ (always his favourite record), and that it’s not him but Direct Drive behind ‘N-N-Nineteen Not Out’ (oh, really?) . . . WEA misinformed me about The Commentators: never connected with Spitting Image, impressionist Rory Bremner was doing his act at Xenon last November by Capital Radio’s afternoon jock John Sachs who now features him regularly on his show (subsequently Rory appeared an unprecedented three times with Terry Wogan on TV), the cricket commentary spoof originally being laid down over the ’19’ instrumental for play by Sachs, to incredible listener phone-in response (there’s another ‘N-N-Nineteen Not Out’ never for release, about a well known cricketer and the “white lines” around the pitch!) . . . Bluebird/10’s use of the ‘Rain Forest’ remix was the only track that Chrysalis won an injunction against, so now the Paul Hardcastle reissue has gone ahead using just the tune’s original version — which in a letter to DJs Paul points out is not the official follow-up to ’19’, his new single not being ready until August (however, completists should note that ‘The Final Story’ has turned up as B-side to the 7in of ’19’ now) . . . I seem to have anticipated the general mood about the ludicrous remix situation, “creative marketing” gone mad, and in our Disco chart you will see every remix is placed separately to dissipate the impact record companies otherwise benefit from when in other charts all versions of a single are lumped together: a remix should be a superior and necessary dance version, not an artificial device for prolonging a record’s chart life . . . The Cool Notes have had the guts to remix and toughen up their hurriedly recorded 115bpm ‘In Your Car’ so that the thin sounding promo will not be the version on sale . . . Rockie Robbins’ ‘I’ve Got Your Number’ in a 116½bpm remix is about on US promo . . . Sister Sledge’s 12in of ‘Frankie’ is now being marketed with an added instrumentally extended 114-115½-115-115½bpm remix of ‘He’s The Greatest Dancer’ and a limited edition of David Grant’s 12in has the old Linx ‘You’re Lying’/’Intuition’ as flip . . . 10 Records turns out to be the eventual label for a pleasant chick-sung swaying 110bpm burbler called ‘The Lover In Me‘ which has been mystifying people on white label variously credited as by Bella-Donna or Touch (not the established group), but now confirmed as being by September, due July! . . . London’s soul pirates Solar & LWR, plus Skyline, got busted with full studio confiscation last week, temporarily leaving just JBC 96.95FM on air while Horizon were struggling to establish a new site, Solar’s jock at the time of the bust Mark ‘Sparks’ Mc’arthy almost avoiding arrest after he’d got stuck up at the top of a ladder while trying to escape! . . . Solar-FM and many other non-soul pirates are setting up a meeting with MPs at the House of Commons next month . . . Manchester could be due for a “satellite” soul station, eh Kev? . . . Irish radio expertise could be adding a new star spangled American accent to London’s soul airwaves if some secret schemes are realised . . . Essex Radio’s soul DJ Dave Gregory wonders whether Streetwave’s reliable Morgan Khan will ever actually make it to the station — and, incidentally, whether Laser 558 is switching to soul, too? . . . ‘Ready, Steady, Go!’ returns to TV on Channel 4 this Friday at 5.50pm, before ‘6.20 Soul Train’ then has Shirley Brown, Phil Fearon, Jeff Lorber, George McCrae, Temptations . . . Aretha Franklin let it all hang out (literally!) on her televised concert last Friday . . . Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force topped US Club Play, Madonna ‘Angel’/’Into The Groove’ 12in Sales . . . Little Benny & The Masters ‘Who Comes To Boogie’ has been reissued this time by Elektra in the States, with two new remixes by Regie Thompson & Scott Folks . . . Curtis Hairston no less is the anonymous lead singer on the BB&Q Band album, recorded before ‘I Want Your Lovin’ — and the supposed M&M remix of his old ‘I Want You (All Tonight)’ is in fact their original mix (it’s just my memory of it that’s cluttered!) . . . JoAnna Gardner (in common with Tina Turner and Herbie Hancock, a Buddhist) this Saturday marries a civil engineer back home in Philadelphia, where it was Loose Ends who introduced her to producer Nick Martinelli after they’d met her working in a jewellery store! (she and Eugene Wilde will tour here in September as a Philly World Records package) . . . ‘Love Fever‘ is clumsily described by the lady herself as “fresh, a fresh piece of product for Shirley Brown at this time” — yeah, know what she means, especially when she confesses she’s not normally into rhythm material! . . . Tony Blackburn’s producer Cheryl Garnsey went to Cornwall for five days to have a complete break, but the first people she bumped into were — inevitably — the Cool Notes (actually on her way there, at the Electric Studio in Yeovil, which seems a silly place to stop if you are trying to get away from it all!) . . . Wolverhampton in October will be getting a sumptuous new leisure complex The Whitehouse (the old Unigate Dairy, designed in the ’70s by an Edwin Whitehouse), containing a large Spectrum 1000 disco, Edwin’s wine bar, and cabaret/restaurant, with at least one soul night promised a week . . . Mayfair’s Samantha’s has a brand new entrance two doors down from Rockafella’s late night eaterie . . . Friday sees the start of the ‘Essex Soul Connection’, a bus service connecting at chucking-out time Basildon Crest Hotel’s Fat Sam’s Grand Slam bar and Brentwood Elliots, both venues combining for a vicars & tarts party this Friday (21) for which Kevin Hawkins (0375 678558) would appreciate PAs, the bus service operating Fri/Sat . . . Friday (21) also finds Colin Hudd’s black tie formal midsummer ball at Dartford Flicks and the South West Soul Society’s three day Summer Weekender kicking off at Yeovil Electric Studio . . . John Earthy & Clinton Cambridge the ladies men funk Hillingdon Hiccups wine bar Sunday’s, Franklin Sinclair the soulful solicitor now just funks Manchester Playpen Fri/Sat, Peter Lee, where are you jocking these days, if anywhere? . . . Dave Clark (Barking Chains) is after the original 1970 US version of T.Ski Valley ‘!Catch The Beat!’ on 01-594 5768 and Norman Scott (Harringey Bolts) is trying to discover who performs a much requested ‘Celebration Polka’ evidently big in Birmingham gay clubs . . . Colin Hudd doesn’t only sync Chocolette all through 400 Blows, but also Maze ‘Twilight’ through Skipworth & Turner . . . Brian Mason (Cricklewood Ashtons) tweeks Phil Fearon down a bit to get the BPM at a sensible level . . . York ‘Don’t Stop’ should be 111¾-112bpm (such detail!) . . . Sony’s portable CD Player model D-50 (at around £275) is so small and so precise in its instant-start cueing that suddenly the prospect of a Compact Disc future seems less alarming — though vari-speed mixing, rather than chops, could still be a problem . . . Steve Ford appears to be mixing “live” using the digital delay unit (rather than pre-preparing tapes) at Harrow Weald’s Middlesex & Herts Country Club . . . Disco Mix Club’s June mixes are Alan Coulthard’s useful Soft Cell medley, Sanny X’s predictable Paul Hardcastle medley, Les Adams’ clever as ever current funk, Paul Dakeyne’s subdued Continental summer classics . . . C’mon, clear the decks, LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX!
CARL ANDERSON ‘Buttercup‘ has only been really massive in London, so A&R man Orin Cozier was looking for someone suitable to do a remix that would sell it to the same people again before he suddenly discovered that it had already been remixed in the States when new — hence he was hustling hot acetates of the US Percussion Remix around all the radio stations last weekend! With New York percussionists El Barrio tapping quietly through it, not necessarily an improvement as they seem to make the momentum drag, the remix is naturally being rushed out now on Streetwave MKHAX 45).
LIGHT OF THE WORLD: ‘London Town ’85’ (Ensign 12ENY 518)
Obviously massive already on London’s many soul stations (for which it could have been made), this (0-)103-103¼-107bpm remix by Kenny & Breeze of their old Team mates’ classic cool jazzy jogger has tootling trumpet and added Victor Feldman vibes over the singalong, swayalong, summery vocal and schoolkids chorus, flipped by the now rather ragged and primitive BEGGAR & CO ‘(Somebody) Help Me Out‘ 0-117½-117bpm “whoa oh!” chanter.
B.B. & Q. BAND: ‘Genie’ (Cooltempo COOLX 110)
The 101¼bpm UK pressings of this instantly explosive Curtis Hairston-sung SOS Band-style hot tempo snapper have reverted to a teaming of the LP Version and more spaciously structured Dance Mix, the latter Dutch A-side oddly here the flip but likely to be the one most played.
CHANGE: ‘Mutual Attraction (Remix)’ (US Atlantic 0-86879)
Nick Martinelli’s sinuously pushing 106¾bpm remix of their LP’s standout attractive swayer (inst flip), likely to be another ‘Change Of Heart’, won’t be out here for a fortnight as rather too late in the day Paul Hardcastle’s 98½bpm remix of ‘Let’s Go Together’ has finally appeared as the flip to ‘Oh What A Feeling‘ (Cooltempo COOLX 109).
CONWAY BROTHERS: ‘Turn It Up’ (10 Records TEN 57-12)
Dynamite dead simple beefily trotting 118½bpm funk smacker like another ‘Let It All Blow’ but funnier, now here flipped by an 118½bpm Mastermind Turntable Mix disappointingly unaltered apart from some edits and an 118¼bpm Logical Mix Up alternative concocted from the US 12in’s other three versions.
400 BLOWS: ‘Movin’ (Illuminated ILL 6112)
Sadly for soul DJs and against all advice, the promo’s instrumental flip of this now 123bpm sizzling Brass Construction remake has been left off entirely in favour of the older jaggedly electro 114¾bpm ‘Groove Jumping‘ and dull vocodered 0-102-0bpm ‘Conscience‘.
THE TEAM: ‘Wicki Wacky House Party (Funk Succula Van Helmsink Homicide Mix)’ (EMI 12EMIX 5519)
Even more exciting in this 114¼-0bpm remix, the medley has added percussive drive and party atmosphere, flipped by the 112¾bpm original 12in version and an impact lacking 0-112½-0bpm dub.
BEVERLEY SKEETE: ‘You Can’t Say No’ (Elite DAZZ 39)
A delightful craftily infectious lightly skipping 117½bpm bubbler likely to sneak inside your brain thanks to its simple sax riff and her tremulous Minnie Riperton tones, the instrumental continuing right on the beat (sparse Madhouse Mix flip).
GLENN JONES: ‘Finesse’ (US RCA Victor PW-14122)
America has only just got around to his hit LP’s dance material on single, this once huge here juddery 112bpm title track soul smacker now being remixed on 4-track 12in alongside its good instrumental Dance Version and original LP Version, plus the emptier lurching 109bpm ‘You’re The Only One I Love‘.
MIAMI SOUND MACHINE: ‘Conga’ (Epic TA 6361)
Made for mobile and pop party DJs, this quintessentially “Latin” jolly rattling 123¼-123bpm jangler could be another ‘Rock The Boat’ or ‘Cuba’, so be warned (inst and less good 119bpm ‘Mucho Money‘ flip! — similarly be aware of a decidedly dodgy label-less Dutch 12in LOS HIJOS DEL SOL presentan ‘Ibiza Mix Numero 2‘/’Souvenir Medley‘, two marathon megamixes one starting with ‘Axel F’/’Fresh’ and the other ‘Instant Replay’. Get the picture?
THE COMMENTATORS: ‘N-N-Nineteen Not Out’ (WEA OVAL 100T)
Rory Bremner impersonates all the best known cricket commentators to an 118½bpm backing of ’19’ laid down by Direct Drive and produced by “Joe Quick” (similar ‘Second Innings’ flip).
JEFF LORBER: ‘Best Part Of The Night’ (Club JABX 13)
The System-produced rather dreary routine 111¾-111½bpm judderer nicely enough sung by Gavin Christopher has been re-edited here from the superior US remix, flipped by the much better more densely jittered 108½bpm Audrey Wheeler-wailed ‘Step By Step‘ original remix (both followed by their instrumental versions).
CHRIS CAMERON: ‘Is This Love (Club Remix)’ (Steinar STE 1265 S)
The EWF-sing-‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’-type jittery snapper has had a much sharper and tougher (0-)114½bpm remix, which it needed (inst flip).
KLEEER: ‘Take Your Heart Away’ (Atlantic A8549T)
Starting with an odd long slow 0-43-0bpm intro, the Deodato-produced mellow soul vocal group 121¾bpm bounder here is flipped by (as well as its inst) their LP’s sombrely chugging 117¾bpm ‘Call My Name‘. The album’s a better buy.
O’CHI BROWN: ‘Why Can’t We Be Friends’ (DBM 12DBM 009)
Brightly dated vibrant 120bpm smacker sung by a lady whose voice could break bricks.
CHOCOLETTE: ‘It’s That East Street Beat’ (US SuperTronics RY-008)
Easily dismissed as mere Hi-NRG, this chick muttered old fashioned fast 125½-125¾bpm driver (dub flip) is doing big things in North Kent for hip jocks Pete Tong and Colin Hudd.
REDDS & THE BOYS: ‘Put Your Right Hand In The Air Put Your Left Hand Down In Your Underwear (Mastermind Megamix)’ (London GOEP 1)
Mastermind Herbie has sacrificed the better original LP jam’s loose spontaneity and the outrageous impact of its lyrics by adding conversational comments and effects, which are too artificial for what remains a sweaty good time 108½-109½-108½-109½-109-109½bpm go go get down, including a contribution from Little Benny — who also crops up on the flip’s RARE ESSENCE featuring LITTLE BENNY ‘Shoo-Be-Do-Wop‘, a basic 105¼-104¾-108bpm go go rattler.
LOUISE THOMAS: ‘Feels Like Love’ (Passion PASH 1244)
Tinklingly started sizzlingly racing strong tuneful 127½bpm pounder, flipped by the previously LP-only 129bpm ‘One Way Ticket‘.
GINA LAMOUR: ‘I’m Gonna Make You Want Me’ (Calibre CABL 200)
Ian Anthony Stephens-produced good tunefully floating but beefy Europop-type 132½bpm canterer.
PHILIP OAKEY & GIORGIO MORODER: ‘Good-Bye Bad Times’ (Virgin VS77212)
Frantically snapping 142bpm flashdancer packing a particularly powerful beat.
AL CORLEY: ‘Square Rooms’ (Polydor POSPX 747)
Dynasty’s first gay Steven Carrington has topped the French chart with his Harold Faltermeyer-produced moronically insidious 124bpm pop pounder, huge all over Europe.
JACKIE RAWE: ‘I Believe In Dreams’ (Fanfare 12FAN 3)
Shakatak singer weaving melodically over a frantic 0-130½bpm galloper’s cheap mechanical backing.
SINITTA: ‘So Macho’ (Fanfare 12FAN 5)
Hazell Dean-type 129bpm rattler with such corny lyrics that many gay jocks refuse to use it!
DIVINE: ‘Twisting The Night Away’ (Proto ENAT 127)
Dialogue introed rather clod hopping 137bpm revival of Sam Cooke’s oldie (which always did have gaily ambitious lyrics).
YELLO: ‘The Stella Suite (Oh Yeah) Part One’ (Elektra SAM 243)
Excellent (though less subtle than their last one) electronically burping and bounding staccato 132bpm leaper, on white label as the first instalment of a 49 minute version “available in sections”.
TRANS-X: ‘Living On Video (’85 Big Mix)’ (Boiling Point POSPX 650)
New 130½bpm marketing remix of the Visage-ish synth oldie which (like TinTin before it) refuses to die in pop clubs up north.
DISCO TOP 85 – June 22, 1985
01 01 HISTORY, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
02 03 SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR #1), Rene & Angela, Club 12in
03 06 BUTTERCUP, Carl Anderson, Streetwave 12in
04 04 THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU, Gloria D Brown, 10 Records 12in
05 27 MOVIN’/INSTRUMENTAL, 400 Blows, Illuminated 12in/promo
06 07 TURN IT UP/MASTERMIND MIX, Conway Brothers, 10 Records 12in
07 02 WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY, The Team, EMI 12in
08 05 SILVER SHADOW, Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
09 12 GENIE/ON THE SHELF, B.B. & Q. Band, Dutch Break 12in
10 26 BEST PART OF THE NIGHT (UK REMIX)/STEP BY STEP (US REMIX), Jeff Lorber, Club 12in
11 82 AXEL F (M&M REMIX), Harold Faltermeyer, MCA 12in
12 23 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE, Steve Arrington, Atlantic LP/US 12in
13 10 LAY YA DOWN EZ/YOU GOT ME ROCKIN’/SEEEKRET/NEVER CRY AGAIN, Kleeer, Atlantic LP
14 11 19 — THE FINAL STORY/KING TUT (REMIX), Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
15 09 MAGIC TOUCH (THE VIBES VERSION), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
16 13 FEEL SO REAL, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
17 28 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING, Touch Of Class, US Atlantic 12in
18 71 KEEP ON JAMMIN’/IN AND OUT, Willie Hutch, Motown 12in
19 32 ALL OF ME FOR ALL OF YOU, 9.9, US RCA Victor 12in
20 08 19, Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
21 21 LET’S TALK/DUB VERSION, One Way, MCA 12in
22 30 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (A LADY SINGS THE BLUES —REMIX #2), Skipworth & Turner/Helena Springs, 4th & B’way 12in
23 39 YOU DON’T NEED A REASON, Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign 12in
24 15 GLOW, Rick James, US Gordy 12in
25 16 WHAT’S MISSING, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
26 14 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (REMIX), Skipworth & Turner, 4th & B’way 12in
27 29 WATCHING YOU (REMIX)/PICK UP THE PIECES, JoAnna Gardner, Boiling Point 12in
28 31 OH WHAT A FEELING/LET’S GO TOGETHER (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIXES), Change, Cooltempo 12in
29 17 LIKE I LIKE IT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
30 18 ALL FALL DOWN, Five Star, Tent 12in
31 61 MAIN ATTRACTION/RICCOCHET/DREAMER/DON’T FORCE IT, B B & Q Band, Dutch Break LP
32 85 LOVE SITUATION/INSTRUMENTAL, Mark Fisher, Total Control 12in
33 45 ALL FALL DOWN (M&M REMIX), Five Star, Tent 12in
34 19 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE, Skipworth & Turner, 4th & B’way 12in
35 36 TWILIGHT, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, US Capitol 12in
36 24 FIDELITY, Cheryl Lynn, US Columbia 12in
37 25 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, DeBarge, Gordy 12in
38 35 BABY DON’T HOLD YOUR LOVE BACK, Bridge, US Atlantic 12in
39 — WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY (FUNK SCUCCULA REMIX), The Team, EMI 12in
40 57 BREAK THE ICE, Michael Lovesmith, US Motown 12in
41 42 IT AIN’T FAIR, Edwin Starr, Hippodrome 12in
42 20 I WANT YOUR LOVIN’, Curtis Hairston, London 12in
43 38 I’LL BE GOOD/WHO’S FOOLIN’ WHO, Rene & Angela, US Mercury LP
44 46 BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (REMIX), A Taste Of Honey, Capitol 12in
45 56 ROCK ME TONIGHT, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
46 33 19 (DESTRUCTION MIX), Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
47 43 TAKE ME TO THE TOP (REMIX), Advance, Boiling Point 12in
48 44 PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND IN THE AIR PUT YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN IN YOUR UNDERWEAR (MASTERMIND MEGAMIX), Redds & The Boys, London 12in
49 67 LONDON TOWN ’85, Light Of The World, Ensign 12in
50 22 GIRLS ON MY MIND, Fatback, Atlantic 12in
51 59 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE, James Brown, Boiling Point 12in EP
52 41 SYSTEMATIC/IF I EVER LOSE THIS HEAVEN, Billy Griffin, US Columbia LP
53 49 LOVER UNDERCOVER/SO DELICIOUS, Fatback, Cotillion LP
54 62 IS THIS LOVE, Chris Cameron, Steinar 12in
55 — ROUND AND AROUND, Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
56 48 MAGIC TOUCH (CLUB MIX), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
57 65 DON’T STOP/STAR/PLAIN AS BLACK AND WHITE, York, US Passion Records LP
58 52 SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME/LET’S TALK, Carl Anderson US Epic LP
59 40 IT’S OVER NOW (DANCE REMIX), Luther Vandross, US Epic 12in
60 37 CALLING/HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO), Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
61 — FINESSE (REMIX/DANCE VERSIONS), Glenn Jones, US RCA Victor 12in
62 55 TAKE YOUR HEART AWAY, Kleeer, Atlantic 12in
63 63 WHERE OUR LOVE BEGINS/LOVE IS ALIVE (INSTRUMENTAL)/LOVING YOU, David Grant, Chrysalis 12in
64 re PLEASE DON’T BREAK MY HEART, The Affair featuring Alyson, 10 Records 12in
65 85 TAKE IT EASY, T.C. Curtis, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
66 50 BABY FACE, Merc And Monk, Manhattan 12in
67 64 LOVE SO FINE, Sahara, Elite 12in
68 66 LIFE IS TOO SHORT/JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL, Antena, Mercury 12in
69 re HEAVEN MADE/ROPES, Intrigue, Project 12in
70 68 RIPE FOR THE PICKING (HARDCASTLE MIX), LW5, Virgin 12in
71 51 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
72 05 ONE LOVE/THANK YOU/SECRET LOVERS, Atlantic Starr, A&M LP
73 85 ATTACK ME WITH YOUR LOVE, Cameo, US Atlanta Artists 12in
74 34 OH YEAH/LOVELY DAY, Bill Withers, CBS 12in
75 72 LET’S CHANGE IT UP, Inner Life, Personal 12in
76 73 CHE CHE KULE (REMAKE), Eugene Wilde, US Philly World 12in
77 — MUTUAL ATTRACTION (REMIX), Change, US Atlantic 12in
78 78 LOST IN LOVE, Michelle Gold, Dutch Palace Records 12in
79 47 SANCTIFIED LADY, Marvin Gaye, CBS 12in
80 60 THIEF IN THE NIGHT (REMIX)/LA LA, George Duke, Elektra 12in
81 54 CAN’T GET ENOUGH (SOUL/REGGAE MIXES), Take Three, Elite 12in
82 — SUDDENLY, Billy Ocean, Jive 12in
83 — THE LOVER IN ME, Touch aka September aka Bella Donna, white label 12in
84 70 TREAT HER SWEETER, The Paul Simpson Connection, US Easy Street 12in
85 84 YOU WERE THE ONE (TOO LATE), Mink, US River Edge 12in
01 01 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
02 03 SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
03 02 UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Canadian Matra 12in
04 04 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
05 06 HOMOSEXUALITY/THANK GOD FOR MEN, Modern Rocketry, US Megatone LP
06 05 THE EASY WAY OUT/CLOSE TO PERFECTION/ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
07 — FEELS LIKE LOVE/ONE WAY TICKET, Louise Thomas, Passion 12in
08 11 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU WANT ME, Gina Lamour, Calibre 12in
09 10 HUMAN NATURE, Gino Soccio, Canadian Celebration 12in
10 08 SAY YOU WILL, Santana, US Columbia 12in/Disconet remix
11 07 HI FANTASY, Nola York, Dutch Injection 12in
12 14 AROUND MY DREAM, Silver Pozzoli, German Teldec 12in
13 12 DANCING IN THE DARK, Mike Mareen, German Night & Day 12in
14 09 KEEP ON WALKING, Steve Rodway, Record Shack 12in
15 22 I BELIEVE IN DREAMS, Jackie Rawe, Fanfare 12in
16 15 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, Pamela Nightingale, Carrere 12in
17 23 THE PERFECT KISS, New Order, Factory 12in
18 25 DON’T GIVE IT AWAY, Alexis, US Disconet 12in
19 13 TUNNEL OF LOVE, Carol Cooper, US Profile 12in
20 18 SQUARE ROOMS, Al Corley, Polydor 12in
21 20 EAT YOU UP, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
22 17 RISE UP FOR MY LOVE, Yvonne Kay, Italian X-Energy 12in
23 — ALIVE AND WELL/DO YOUR TIME ON THE PLANET, Lime, Dutch Polydor LP
24 27 GODDESS OF LOVE, Soif De La Vie, US JDC 12in
25 16 DANGEROUS, Natalie Cole, US Modern 12in
26 — DANCE, Betty Miranda, German ZYX 12in
27 24 BOYS COME AND GO, April, Record Shack 12in
28 21 MAN IN A MILLION (REMIX), Life Force, Polo 12in
29 — DOWN GET DOWN, Digital Emotion, Dutch Break LP
30 28 DOUBLE TROUBLE, Mike Mareen, German Night & Day 12in
Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):
Bruce Springsteen 88½/177-87½/175f ‘Fire’/118-122-124-120-124-0-124f ‘USA’, OMD (0-)120f, China Crisis 158f, Carl Anderson 98f, Pat Benatar 0-112/56f, The Jesus & Mary Chain 0-125-130-132-0r, Phil Fearon (0-)126½f, Spear Of Destiny 125-126½f, Squeaze 88/44f, Simply Red 113¼f, Rene & Angela, 111½f, Deep Purple 121-122f, Modern Talking (0-)123½f, Opus (0-)92-94-0f, Denise LaSalle 178f, Paul Hardcastle 120f.
One thought on “June 22, 1985: Light Of The World, B.B. & Q. Band, Change, Conway Brothers, 400 Blows”
For my money, Chocolette’s ‘It’s That East Street Beat’ stands head and shoulders above the rest of this week’s pack: a fantastic piece of proto-house/garage from NYC, and props to Pete Tong and Colin Hudd for spotting it!
NB The Club Mix on the B-side is also tremendous: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdvEVWU-IHI