ODDS ‘N’ BODS
SHOWSTOPPER PROMOTIONS have now officially announced their National Soul Picnic at Knebworth on Saturday August 17, noon-8.30pm in the open air (no circus tent this time), starring Change, Kleeer and Pieces Of A Dream! . . . Stevie Wonder appears to have been so displeased at being the token black act on Live Aid that he refuses to take part, although the official excuse is inevitably that he has to finish his album . . . Madonna has the best-selling 12in by far in America thanks to its B-side being the only form in which ‘Into The Groove‘, a song from her film ‘Desperately Seeking Susan’, is available: however, here this continuously keened (no break) 116¼bpm moronic chugger will be an already promo-ed A-side (flipped by ‘Holiday’) . . . Shannon ‘Stronger Together (Remix)‘ is breaking up north on promo, serviced well ahead of the joyously churning 0-118¼bpm backbeat basher’s release next week . . . Sonique ‘Let Me Hold And Squeeze‘ is a chick squalled decent 115¾bpm wriggly jiggler in the “New London” style, of which just 500 white labels have been pressed pending a major deal by Intersong Music — bona fide DJs call their Chris Page on 01-499 0067 . . . WEA picked up the (surprisingly, white) Michael St James ‘There Is Only One Love‘, a gorgeous lush 0-89/44½bpm romancer with ‘Summer Of ’42’ sax, previously promoed on white label independently . . . Touch Of Class may yet be out here in its superior original mix, while oddly Gloria D. Brown’s remix won’t now be out at all, and Harold Faltermeyer has done yet another brand new London Remix incorporating bits of ‘Shoot Out’ . . . Eugene Wilde’s remake of ‘Chey Chey Kule’ has been promo-ed as an 113¼bpm UK Remix with a complex long double-beat intro which may be tougher for soul club mixers but stupidly destroys its pop impact: not due commercially until July 22, it’ll be flipped by ‘Rainbow’ and a ‘Got To Get You Home Tonight’ remix, although its US-only “Woody Woodpecker” LP version may yet be added later in a creative marketing ploy . . . Sahara are adding proper vocals to make an actual song, so their original A-side will soon be the flip, and T.C. Curtis has an evidently better remix due . . . ‘Ready Steady Go’ brought back memories for older folks and must have been an education for the young, the Otis Redding special reminding me that the central most prominently featured of the three go go girls, Sandy Sarjeant was discovered by the series dancing at my allniters in Soho’s Scene Club! . . . ‘6.20 Soul Train’ this Friday has 400 Blows, RAH Band, Chris Cameron, Aretha Franklin, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Isley Brothers . . . ‘Top Of The Pops’ looks like moving “live” to Tuesdays, presumably to leave more of the week available for the sales it generates to register so that then Gallup can bring their chart compilation date forward, and allow Radio One to compete against the fresher ILR Network Chart with a brand new chart of their own? (I expect most people will still do their record shopping at the weekend though) . . . Horizon (fully), Solar (fitfully), LWR (fleetingly) finally returned after the longest bust-caused break in London’s soul airwaves yet Radio London, despite trumpeting soul throughout the week, have strangely stopped relaying their own star Robbie Vincent’s Sunday evening Radio One soul show (still however on 89.1FM), replacing him with Radio Two’s ‘Your 100 Best Tunes’! . . . Radio London’s Soul Night Out this Thursday (27) visits Luton Pink Elephant and will be relayed by the new BBC Radio Bedfordshire (as in future will be Dave Pearce’s full 10pm-1am soul show Thursday nights) — however, in a big splash to end this current season, the Soul Night Out next week (appropriately the 4th of July) will find just Steve Walsh at Hammersmith Palais with an expanded PA line-up of Jaki Graham, David Grant, Paul Hardcastle, Phil Fearon, Phyllis Nelson, Imagination, Five Star (if they turn up), and actually playing live The Cool Notes, while in a simultaneous two-way broadcast link Tony Blackburn & Dave Ricardo, whose regular show with Tony as guest will precede the 11pm Hammersmith link which similarly will be followed by Mary Thomas’s show with Dave as guest, both carried here on Radio London exactly as they are being heard at that moment in New York, commercials and all! . . . Dave Treharne on DevonAir 95.8/95.1FM this Saturday starts three weeks of ‘Rock Me Gently’ 10pm-1am with the central hour devoted to old, and deep, soul . . . Skipworth & Turner topped US Club Play, Whitney Houston Black LPs . . . Helena Springs will be backing David Bowie at the Live Aid show, and is live at London’s Hippodrome sometime soon . . . Carl Anderson had to cancel a UK trip to promote ‘Buttercup’ as a stage musical he recently joined in Philadelphia wouldn’t give him time off . . . Al Green and Sly Stone have signed to A&M, while in the USA New Order are on Quincy Jones’s label Qwest . . . Tommy Boy in the States are soon to couple on promo only all three Double Dee & Steinski mastermixes . . . ‘The Complete Story Of Roxanne‘ (US Compleat 671014-1) is a £6.99 8-track LP of cover versions tracing the Roxanne saga to date . . . Tricky Dicky Scanes, dedicated (rightly) to turning his customers at Soho’s Record Cellar shop towards more than just Hi-NRG music even if that does pay his bills, celebrates on July 1st the 14th anniversary of his opening London’s first commercial gay disco club . . . Hi-NRG breakers include Terry Wade ‘Single Girl‘ (Big Top), Sharon Redd ‘Undercover Girl‘ (US Prelude), Bad Boys Blue ‘You’re A Woman‘ (German Coconut), LaJeune ‘Love Is Only Skin Deep‘ (US Mastered), Curtis & The Boom Box ‘Black Kisses‘ (Dutch RCA) . . . Thames Valley DJ Assn meets Sunday (30) at noon in Windsor’s Royal Adelaide Hotel (Sheet Street), with a tax consultant talking . . . Thursday (27) the Canadian Club Disco Doubles Championship grand final is at Tottenham Ritzy . . . Friday (28) Pete Tong & Eddie Gordon start souling Gravesend’s new late licence The Waterfront weekly, T.C. Curtis PAs for DJ Bob James at Hastings Pier, and Adrian Allen at South Shields Chelsea Cat has an all white night (half price if dressed accordingly) . . . Sunday (30) Martin Collins, Jeff Young, Joe Field, Nicky Holloway & Ralph Tee celebrate Hemel Hempstead Midland Hotel’s noon-10.30pm summer soul alldayer in a marquee, Baz Fe Jazz, Chris Reid & Rhythm Doc do Birmingham’s first ever Latin-jazz alldayer 4-10pm at Bobby Browns (in Gas Street aptly!), mixers Froggy & Flip join John Dean at Hastings Images, and The Cool Notes PA at Peterborough Canters . . . Soul On Sound’s next funktion at the Hippodrome is Wednesday (3) with Tony Jenkins, Steve Wren, Ray Stevens and doubtless Damon Rochefort . . . Peter C. Helyer considers himself fully employed now at Cardiff Ritzy Mon/Fri, Bristol Studio Wed, Gloucester Cinderellas Rockerfellas Thurs/Sat — um, what about Tues/Sun, you idle boy! . . . Neil Matthew, souling Basildon’s “laid back” Flying Childers pub Mon, wonders whether our disco chart-topper’s sales have suffered from people asking for Rene & Renato ‘Save Your Love’, only to be told it’s deleted! . . . I did a wedding gig last Saturday that the host insisted had to end at 1am, after which nobody wanted to stop so someone drove a car right inside the marquee, opened all the doors, and everyone carried on dancing to its stereo at full blast! . . . I made the mistake of using the 7in version of Sister Sledge ‘Frankie‘ — yeucch, it sounds so thin and weedy! — but a bigger success was the superior original 174½bpm Rockin’ Sidney ‘My Toot Toot‘ (Jin KID 001, via EMI/Priority), followed nicely by ‘Casatschok’ . . . Colin Hudd (Dartford Flicks) now mixes David Grant ‘Love Is Alive’ vocal/instrumental/Jaki Graham ‘Round And Around’ while Graham Gold (Mayfair Gulliver’s) as well as the Skipworth & Turner mix also synchs Maze ‘Twilight’ with the old 109½bpm Royalle Delite ‘(I’ll Be A) Freak For You‘ . . . Mink ‘You Were The One (Too Late)‘ is in danger of becoming THE one that got away in ’85 — but why, as it’s brilliant? . . . Gary Hickson (0253-66701), also after early-week residences in the North-West, offers a graphics package to clubs with video facilities . . . Mike Page, Thur/Sat at Shrewsbury Park Lane with Paul Anthony, is also at Shifnal’s currently being refitted Boo’s for whose grand reopening he’s after PAs on 0952- 461517 . . . Dave Morris is expanding the mailing list at Elite, 262 Holloway Road, London N7 6NE . . . Justin Lubbock, son of hot LA-based arranger Jeremy Lubbock, has taken over disco promotion at Impulse, while Debbie Gopie, no longer an employed disco plugger, stupidly didn’t keep a personal record of the DJs on her list and wants to hear from them again on 01-352 8027 . . . Brown Music? — currently in the marketplace are hot toons by Gloria D. Brown, Shirley Brown, James Brown, Julius Brown, Keisa Brown, O’Chi Brown and Chuck Brown . . . clear the decks, LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX!
BARBARA PENNINGTON: ‘On A Crowded Street’ (Record Shack SOHOT 49)
Looking lovely, Barbara’s even better than on her last to my mind over contrived attempt at the Man Tran/Kid Creole style, this terrific happy brassy swinger being almost pure Dr Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band! Producer Ian Levine’s original 105¼-105½-105¼-105½-105¼bpm 12in mix is however just too damn long, so the label have laughed off the first thousand white label pressings as a “full unedited version” and will make the commercial release a more sensible length (dub inst flip).
RICK JAMES: ‘Glow/Glow Reprise’ (Gordy ZT 40224)
Seemingly around for ages though only now finally seeing UK singles release, Rick’s easily churning 117½-0bpm sinuous whomper has some glorious scat and brass solos (inst flip).
STEVE ARRINGTON: ‘Dancin’ In The Key Of Life (Remix)’ (Atlantic A9534T)
Obviously always destined to be the follow-up to ‘Feel So Real’, this similar if less dense 115¼bpm jittery joyous leaper has been slightly remixed towards the end (inst, and more stolid 0-111½bpm ‘Turn Up The Love‘ flip).
WILLIE HUTCH: ‘Keep On Jammin’ (Motown ZT 40174)
For the third week of trying, this here extended pleasant enough jittery snicketty 118½bpm swayer is flipped on 12in by the altogether slinkier and more memorable old 111-112¼-111-112¼bpm ‘In And Out‘ to which it’s a conscious harkback, plus the more frantic 124½-0bpm ‘The Glow‘.
CAMEO: ‘Attack Me With Your Love’ (Club JABX 16)
Another deliberate juddering 107-107¼bpm slow sinuous lurcher without the sinister kinkiness but in the same style as ‘She’s Strange’, of which (as well as an edit) the 109¼bpm ‘Room 123‘ rap version is flip. On their new LP ‘Single Life‘ (US Atlanta Artists 824 546-1) the cool sparse weaving 110¾bpm title track is best dancer, with ‘I’ve Got Your Image‘ a good jazzy slow 77¾bpm swayer, ‘Urban Warrior‘ a meandering 94¼bpm rap, slowies being the wailing duetted 0-30/60bpm ‘I’ll Never Look For Love’, bland Richie-ish 95/47½bpm ‘A Goodbye’, reggae 61½bpm ‘Little Boys Dangerous Toys’.
ARROW: ‘Long Time’ (London LONX 70)
Another summer, another ‘Hot Hot Hot’! A frantically happy 124½bpm soca knees-up, already exploding in all the places you’d expect, and so nice some radio jocks are even playing it twice.
THE COOL NOTES: ‘In Your Car’ (Abstract Dance ADT 4)
So many initial copies were pressed of this cloyingly cutsie-pie 115bpm lightweight squeaky swayer that they had to end up releasing it to meet radio and TV demand, the harder remix following close behind to satisfy London’s more discerning punters (although in other areas pop fans seem happy with the wimpy original), a dub (as in reggae) 100½bpm re-remix of ‘You’re Never Too Young‘ and cool jazzy instrumental 90½bpm ‘Secrets Of The Night‘ being flip.
SKOOL BOYZ: ‘Superfine (From Behind)’ (US Columbia 44-05226)
Excellent sparse but chunky 110bpm bass prodded cool staccato soul chanter about a foxy fine young thing, in time honoured R&B tradition (dub flip, and short fragmentary flying 135bpm ‘Reggae-D‘ instrumental). Sho nuff sure looks good!
THE AFFAIR featuring ALYSON: ‘Please Don’t Break My Heart’ (10 Records TEN 62-12)
Overdue UK release for a chick muttered and wailed gently drifting 109½bpm low key roller with proven nagging appeal (inst/edit flip).
SEPTEMBER: ‘The Lover In Me’ (10 Records TEN 62-12)
Chick sung pleasant swaying 110bpm burbler right in the radio-played current London style (dub flip), teasingly promoed on white label under various names.
NORTH WEST TEN: ‘I Choose You (The Perfect One)’ (Ensign 12ENY 519)
Phil’s brother Lenny Fearon and two chums sound like a more mellow Galaxy on this 119½bpm jiggly burbler and its slightly tougher 120¾bpm ‘You’ve Got All Night (To Make Your Mind Up)‘ flip.
WILL KING: ‘Backed Up Against The Wall’ (Total Experience FT 49966)
Will blatantly copies Al Green to good effect on a soulful slow started 0-107bpm catchy old fashioned bluesy wriggler and its phone introed well worded 118¼bpm ‘I’m Sorry‘ flip, a strong coupling for real music lovers.
SHIRLEY BROWN: ‘Love Fever (Remix)’ (Fourth & Broadway 12BRW 27)
Considering Phyllis Nelson surely paved the way here for this ultra-soulful lady’s sultry slowies, this bright but brittle 123(intro)-123¾-123¼bpm token dance track makes an inappropriate choice of single especially when her US newie is the mellow swaying 88½-88bpm ‘Boyfriend‘ — which now at last is available here on her excellent LP ‘Intimate Storm’ (BRLP 507) along with the 112-112½bpm ‘Looking For The Real Thing‘, 40½/81-85½bpm ‘I Don’t Play That‘ (her latest instalment in the ‘Woman To Woman’ feud with Barbara Mason!) and other slow scorchers.
JULIUS BROWN: ‘Sho Nuff (Sure Look Good)’ (Streetwave MKHAN 41)
Butch Ingram-prod/penned purposefully striding 112½bpm roller without much variation but nicely sung by the fruity fellah itemising the bits of his baby’s body that sho nuff look good to him (inst/edit flip). Superfine from behind, huh?
JUICY: ‘Bad Boy’ (US Private I Records 4Z9-05241)
Chix sung solidly creaking purposeful 104½bpm roller with a catchy old fashioned chorus its best feature (dub flip).
ARETHA FRANKLIN: ‘Freeway Of Love (Rock Mix)’ (Arista ARIST 12624)
Frisky enough on radio, this Narada Michael Walden-produced 125½bpm see-sawing stomper may appeal to Prince fans (edit, and dreary slow 88¾bpm ‘Until You Say You Love Me‘ flip).
Sorry there aren’t any more of the planned reviews for which the BPMs are already done, but exhausting mobile gigs and then unending people ringing up on Monday don’t help. If you’re too lazy to write in (by Wednesday of the week prior to publication), please at least telephone me any day except deadline day, Monday . . . and that’s NOT an invitation! Write in if you can.
DISCO TOP 85 – June 29, 1985
01 02 SAVE YOUR LOVE (FOR #1), Rene & Angela, Club 12in
02 01 HISTORY, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
03 06 TURN IT UP, Conway Brothers, 10 Records 12in
04 08 SILVER SHADOW, Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
05 03 BUTTERCUP, Carl Anderson, Streetwave 12in
06 05 MOVIN’/INSTRUMENTAL, 400 Blows, Illuminated 12in/promo
07 55 ROUND AND AROUND, Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
08 04 THE MORE THEY KNOCK THE MORE I LOVE YOU, Gloria D. Brown, 10 Records 12in
09 09 GENIE, B. B. & Q Band, Cooltempo 12in
10 07 WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY, The Team, EMI 12in
11 21 LETS TALK/DUB VERSION, One Way, MCA 12in
12 39 WICKI WACKY HOUSE PARTY (FUNK SUCCULA VAN HELMSINK HOMICIDE MIX), The Team, EMI 12in
13 18 KEEP ON JAMMIN’/IN AND OUT, Willie Hutch, Motown 12in
14 13 LAY YA DOWN EZ/YOU GOT ME ROCKIN’/SEEEKRET/NEVER CRY AGAIN, Kleeer, Atlantic LP
15 73 ATTACK ME WITH YOUR LOVE/ROOM 123, Cameo, Club 12in
16 10 BEST PART OF THE NIGHT (UK REMIX)/STEP BY STEP (US REMIX), Jeff Lorber, Club 12in
17 45 ROCK ME TONIGHT, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
18 22 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (A LADY SINGS THE BLUES – REMIX #2), Skipworth & Turner/Helena Springs, 4th + B’way 12in
19 11 AXEL F (M&M REMIX), Harold Faltermeyer, MCA 12in
20 12 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE (REMIX), Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
21 16 FEEL SO REAL, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
22 49 LONDON TOWN ’85, Light Of The World, Ensign 12in
23 17 LET ME BE YOUR EVERYTHING, Touch Of Class, US Atlantic 12in
24 24 GLOW, Rick James, Gordy 12in
25 35 TWILIGHT, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, US Capitol 12in
26 23 YOU DON’T NEED A REASON, Phil Fearon & Galaxy, Ensign 12in
27 19 ALL OF ME FOR ALL OF YOU, 9.9, US RCA Victor 12in
28 36 FIDELITY, Cheryl Lynn, US Columbia 12in
29 30 ALL FALL DOWN, Five Star, Tent 12in
30 27 PICK UP THE PIECES/WATCHING YOU (REMIX), JoAnna Gardner, Boiling Point 12in
31 15 MAGIC TOUCH (THE VIBES VERSION), Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
32 48 PUT YOUR RIGHT HAND IN THE AIR PUT YOUR LEFT HAND DOWN IN YOUR UNDERWEAR (MASTERMIND MEGAMIX), Redds & The Boys, London 12in
33 34 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE, Skipworth & Turner, 4th & B’way 12in
34 40 BREAK THE ICE, Michael Lovesmith, US Motown 12in
35 14 19 — THE FINAL STORY/KING TUT (REMIX), Paul Hardcastle, Chrysalis 12in
36 38 BABY DON’T HOLD YOUR LOVE BACK, Bridge, US Atlantic 12in
37 31 ON THE SHELF/RICCOCHET/DREAMER/MAIN ATTRACTION/DON’T FORCE IT, B B & Q Band, Dutch Break LP
38 25 WHAT’S MISSING, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu LP
39 43 I’LL BE GOOD/WHO’S FOOLIN’ WHO, Rene & Angela, US Mercury LP
40 60 CALLING/HE’LL NEVER LOVE YOU (LIKE I DO)/I WANNA SAY I LOVE YOU, Freddie Jackson, Capitol LP
41 32 LOVE SITUATION/INSTRUMENTAL, Mark Fisher, Total Control 12in
42 33 ALL FALL DOWN (M&M REMIX), Five Star, Tent 12in
43 61 FINESSE (REMIX/DANCE VERSIONS), Glenn Jones, US RCA 12in
44 26 THINKING ABOUT YOUR LOVE (REMIX), Skipworth & Turner, 4th + B’way 12in
45 44 BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE (REMIX), A Taste Of Honey, Capitol 12in
46 41 IT AIN’T FAIR, Edwin Starr, Hippodrome 12in
47 47 TAKE ME TO THE TOP (REMIX), Advance, Boiling Point 12in
48 42 I WANT YOUR LOVIN’, Curtis Hairston, London 12in
49 52 SYSTEMATIC, Billy Griffin, US Columbia LP
50 77 MUTUAL ATTRACTION (REMIX), Change, US Atlantic 12in
51 72 ONE LOVE/THANK YOU/FREAK-A-RISTIC/IN THE HEAT OF PASSION, Atlantic Starr, A&M LP
52 64 PLEASE DON’T BREAK MY HEART, The Affair featuring Alyson, 10 Records 12in
53 29 LIKE I LIKE IT, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
54 53 LOVER UNDERCOVER/START IT UP/SO DELICIOUS/SHE’S A GO-GETTER, Fatback, Cotillion LP
55 — SINGLE LIFE/I’VE GOT YOUR IMAGE/URBAN WARRIOR, Cameo, US Atlanta Artists LP
56 37 RHYTHM OF THE NIGHT, DeBarge, Gordy 12in
57 62 TAKE YOUR HEART AWAY/CALL MY NAME, Kleeer, Atlantic 12in
58 66 BABY FACE, Merc And Monk, Manhattan 12in
59 54 IS THIS LOVE (CLUB REMIX), Chris Cameron, Steinar 12in
60 63 WHERE OUR LOVE BEGINS/LOVE IS ALIVE (INSTRUMENTAL), David Grant, Chrysalis 12in
61 28 OH WHAT A FEELING/LET’S GO TOGETHER (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIXES), Change, Cooltempo 12in
62 83 THE LOVER IN ME, September, 10 Records 12in white label
63 51 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE, James Brown, Boiling Point 12in EP
64 70 RIPE FOR THE PICKING (HARDCASTLE MIX), LW5, Virgin 12in
65 — SUPERFINE (FROM BEHIND), Skool Boyz, US Columbia 12in
66 59 IT’S OVER NOW (DANCE REMIX), Luther Vandross, US Epic 12in
67 57 DON’T STOP, York, US Passion Records LP
68 58 LET’S TALK/SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME, Carl Anderson, US Epic LP
69 — I CHOOSE YOU/YOU’VE GOT ALL NIGHT, North West Ten, Ensign 12in
70 — ON A CROWDED STREET, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in promo
71 71 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa, CBS 12in
72 67 LOVE SO FINE, Sahara, Elite 12in
73 — LONG TIME, Arrow, London 12in promo
74 74 OH YEAH/LOVELY DAY, Bill Withers, CBS 12in
75 65 TAKE IT EASY, T.C. Curtis, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
76 — I WANT YOU (ALL TONIGHT), Curtis Hairston, RCA/Pretty Pearl 12in
77 — BACKED UP AGAINST THE WALL, Will King, Total Experience 12in
78 — IN YOUR CAR, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in promo
79 78 LOST IN LOVE, Michelle Gold, Dutch Palace Records 12in
80 80 THIEF IN THE NIGHT (REMIX)/LA LA, George Duke, Elektra 12in
81 — FRANKIE (CLUB MIX), Sister Sledge, Atlantic 12in
82 68 LIFE IS TOO SHORT, Antena, Mercury 12in
83 — STRONGER TOGETHER (REMIX), Shannon, Club 12in promo
84 — LOVE FEVER (REMIX), Shirley Brown, Fourth & Broadway 12in
85=re IT’S MADNESS/DREAM OF A LIFETIME/SYMPHONY, Marvin Gaye, CBS LP
85=— WHEN YOU LOVE ME LIKE THIS (REMIX), Melba Moore, US Capitol 12in
01 03 UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Canadian Matra 12in
02 01 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack
03 05 HOMOSEXUALITY/THANK GOD FOR MEN/CUBA LIBRE, Modern Rocketry, US Megatone LP
04 02 SORRY, WRONG NUMBER, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
05 15 I BELIEVE IN DREAMS, Jackie Rawe, Fanfare 12in
06 08 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU WANT ME, Gina Lamour, Calibre 12in
07 04 STRANGER IN DISGUISE, Marsha Raven, Record Shack 12in
08 09 HUMAN NATURE, Gino Soccio, Canadian Celebration 12in
09 07 FEELS LIKE LOVE/ONE WAY TICKET, Louise Thomas, Passion 12in
10 06 THE EASY WAY OUT/ONE HUNDRED PERCENT/CLOSE TO PERFECTION/LEARN THE LINES OF LOVE, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
11 11 HI FANTASY, Nola York, Dutch Injection 12in
12 — ENDLESS ROAD, Time Bandits, Dutch CBS 12in
13 10 SAY YOU WILL, Santana, US Columbia 12in/Disconet remix
14 14 KEEP ON WALKING, Steve Rodway, Record Shack 12in
15 12 AROUND MY DREAM, Silver Pozzoli, German Teldec 12in
16 19 TUNNEL OF LOVE, Carol Cooper, US Profile 12in
17 13 DANCING IN THE DARK, Mike Mareen, German Night & Day 12in
18 — SO MACHO, Sinitta, Fanfare 12in
19 16 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN, Pamela Nightingale, Carrere 12in
20 — KNOCK ON WOOD, Francine Kerr, US Boulevard 12in
21 re BODY ROCK (REMIX), Maria Vidal, Dutch Chart 12in bootleg
22 20 SQUARE ROOMS, Al Corley, Polydor 12in
23 22 RISE UP FOR MY LOVE, Yvonne Kay, Italian X-Energy 12in
24 18 DON’T GIVE IT AWAY, Alexis, US Disconet 12in
25 23 ALIVE AND WELL/DO YOUR TIME ON THE PLANET, Lime, Dutch Polydor LP
26 — TWISTING THE NIGHT AWAY, Divine, Proto 12in
27 17 THE PERFECT KISS/THE KISS OF DEATH, New Order, Factory 12in
28 — DON’T LET THE FLAME DIE OUT, Kelly Marie, Passion 12in
29 re YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WANT (REMIX), Modern Talking, German Hansa 12in
30 — NO MORE NO WAR, Mirage, Proto 12in white label
Beats Per Minute for last week’s Top 75 entries on 7in (endings denoted by f/r/c for fade/resonant/cold):
Tears For Fears 0-94½-0r, Paul Young 115½f, Elton John & Millie Jackson 178f, Redskins 111½f, Conway Brothers 118½f, Glenn Frey 124¼-123¾f, Bucks Fizz 180f, Nils Lofgren 0-126¾f, The Commentators 118½r, The Pogues 152-147r, Hall & Oates 114¾f, Foreigner 65-131-65-133f, ABC 125c.
2 thoughts on “Jun 29, 1985: Barbara Pennington, Rick James, Steve Arrington, Willie Hutch, Cameo”
Sonique who in her trance DJing incarnation in the new millennium gets an early mention today with a single from her britfunk days.
JH also mentions Sahara ‘love So Fine’ getting a remix – this tune was a fixture on London pirate radio for months and was even in solar radios all time top 100 countdown even if that was a case as with a lot of those type of polls where they heavily feature current tunes that are just fresh in peoples’ minds when they vote.
Sahara’s “Love So Fine” is certainly going to hang around for a while – it finally dropped out of the club chart in February 1986.