August 31, 1985: Royalle Delite, Bobby Womack, Brooklyn Bronx & Queens (BB&Q), Three Degrees, P.P. Arnold

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

THE FAMILY have confounded sceptics despite their Prince connection by exploding with the hottest album in ages — as mentioned last week it’s real music — and also riding purple coat tails to as yet less widespread dancefloor raving is Andre Cymone, not to be missed . . . No Way Jose’s Espanol version is finally on 12in A-side, flipped by the Knockout Mix . . . Atlantic have reissued the old 115¾bpm Margie Joseph ‘Midnight Lover‘ (B9713T) presumably because it’s so like ‘Holiday’ . . . Sister Sledge ‘Dancing On The Jagged Edge’, reviewed off LP, on 12in turns out to be 113-0bpm . . . ‘Hot Pursuit!‘ is the enthusiastic jittery lurching 116bpm Skipworth & Turner newie, out in about two weeks . . . John Morales has remixed Michael Lovesmith ‘Ain’t Nothin’ Like It‘ as follow up . . . The Weather Girls have had a sombre dull 97½bpm remix (it is indeed David Sanborn’s sax) . . . DJs charting Five Star’s “Cutback Mix” presumably mean the ‘Dance Mix by Hard Rock’ — or has there been yet another remix that I missed? . . . Peter Royer’s sales have been hanging back in anticipation of the re-edit incorporating Dexter Wansel, which should be due now . . . Rene & Angela ‘I’ll Be Good’ irritatingly has shown up on import as a proper remix (inst flip), whereas the UK released version successfully beat Stevie Wonder as record of the week on Guy Hornsby’s 2.30-4.30pm Radio London soul show last Thursday, picked by myself with Walthamstow mates John McDowell (hello to his sister!) and Steve Parker, who both knew a lot and sure had taste . . . I also guested last Monday in Newcastle Upon Tyne, somewhat shattered and sleepless, on Ian Hughes’ weekly 6.20-8pm Metro Radio soul show, where I reminisced about the city’s Club A Go Go 20 years ago! . . . Chris Hill has adapted his Boogaloo Joe Jones-backed ‘Caister Rap’ as a radio commercial for his regular Newcastle gigs at Bill & Malcolm Walker’s eponymous Walker’s Club Café, the coolest spot in town which only plays soul music, both upstairs and down in its day-long brasserie (Chris is back on Monday Sept 9): last week he took a while to warm up although once past the silly session he really cooked for the rest of the night, which possibly thanks to its St Trinians theme turned some parts of the club into one long water fight with the girls the worst culprits — and Fred Dove proved quite handy with a hockey stick too! . . . I was pleased to meet wacky chart contributors Phil Mitchell from Walker’s, and Adrian Allen from South Shields Chelsea Cat, with whom I had a long chat . . . Chris Hill (who incidentally soon strikes out for pastures new, leaving Sheffield Green Hilly’s to the local Sussex Young Farmers!) does a hot mix from Sly & Robbie ‘Make ‘Em Move’ into Manu Dibango ‘Soul Makossa’ . . . Newcastle’s Hitsville USA in Old Eldon Square, run by Tony Bromwich & Joan Wright, as already noted is the local disco stockist (with all the new imports but selling more Hi-NRG), but it was at The Record Box second hand shop (Waterloo Street, and also Percy Street) that I picked up stacks of useful old 7in oddities for party sessions, well worth checking with an open mind . . . Frank Anderson of Camden Town while visiting Dublin stumbled across the Beat Records shop in Abbey Mall, Middle Abbey Street, stuffed with mint condition 12in classics . . . Tony Cochrane (0382-644003/22348) has organised a Scottish Club PA circuit for visiting artists, all expenses paid and chauffeur transport around 12 venues to cover the country in four days, plus radio and TV where possible . . . Friday’s ‘6-20 Soul Train’ has Total Contrast, Rene & Angela, Womack & Womack, The SOS Band, Nona Hendryx, Temptations — meanwhile, almost distraught, Liverpool’s Sonny King appeals for the series to be extended beyond October as he reckons it’s at last getting the music through to people who’d never normally hear it . . . Island’s go go movie ‘Good To Go’ is probably not opening in the USA until November now — DETT/TTED boss Max Kidd, quite accurately impersonated in the film (some of it shot in his actual office), in real life Washington DC appears not to have the hold over the local go go musicians he used to . . . Tony Blackburn, boring? (tee hee!) . . . Tony was actually a bit late in claiming an exclusive on the Lisa Lisa album, about ten days, the reason other radio stations weren’t playing it already possibly being that it isn’t all that good! . . . Dayton, O’Jays, Jennifer Holliday, Windjammer and Azymuth were other import LPs last week, best mainly for slowies, while Phil Fearon & Galaxy’s new album, arrived on UK-priced Dutch import well ahead of its scheduled release here! . . . Colonel Abrams topped US 12in Sales, Tears For Fears ‘Shout’ topped Club Play (and entered the Black chart there) . . . Megatone releases are evidently being widely boycotted in the States because one of the label’s owners failed to pay royalties promised to the AIDS Research Fund from a charity Patrick Cowley Megamedley, which explains why Modern Rocketry is only doing well in Britain where this news wasn’t widely known . . . Dusty Springfield’s current comeback hit was co-penned by Donna Summer . . . I’d just like to point out for some gay DJs’ benefit that our Hi-NRG chart is compiled from the charts we are sent, and first class postage is currently 17p . . . Breakers bubbling under the Disco 85 include The Three Degrees, Kabbala, Merchant, Sugarloaf ‘Kiss’, The SOS Band, Shakatak, Carl Carlton, No Way Jose (Espanol), Prime Time, and a Kool & The Gang medleying ‘Dance Into The Future (Cool Mix)’ bootleg . . . Thursday (29) the Marlboro Roadshow puffs into Derby’s Knotted Snake, hopefully complete with McLaren racing car — other similar promotions or PAs would be welcomed there by Paul Needham on 0533-374469 (days) . . . Friday (30) Kensington’s Roof Gardens find Eon Irving funking designer Charlie Allen’s sneak preview of his spring ’86 fashions modelled by the like of Loose Ends, DC Lee, Andy Polaris and Nick Heyward (ticket info from Jackie at Tony Hall’s office on 01-437 1958) . . . Chris Dinnis souls Cullompton Blazers Studio Saturday (31) . . . Birmingham Maximillian’s cosy alldayer Sunday (11) has Frenchie T, Trevor M, Paul Dixon, Richie Rich and jazzy Chris Reid . . . Sunday’s PLASA equipment exhibition appears to be at Hammersmith’s Novotel in London, but I can’t help thinking we’d have been sent details had they actually wanted DJs and other mere mortals to turn up . . . Clinton Cambridge does Edgware High Street’s Bald Eagle wine bar with new soul Fri/old soul Tues/rocky pop Wed . . . Ray Davies (Milton Keynes) reckons Indian weddings are the key to a fortune: he did one for 900 guests, they supplied the Indian music, paid him £110 for three hours, and he got another £78 in tips — apparently it’s the custom to reward entertainers who play music they like . . . Lonnie Liston Smith’s old ‘Expansions’ seems to have reached the new generation, who request it incessantly according to both Big H and Chris Hill . . . Walls Ice Cream are test marketing in Yorkshire a yummy new choc bar with malt, toffee and chocolate flavour filling, called Romero — ice cream freaks, like me, look out for it! . . . “What you gon’ play now, Bobby?” “Ah don’ know, but what’s ever I play, IT’S GOTTA BE MADONNA!”


HOT VINYL

ROYALLE DELITE: ‘(I’ll Be A) Freak For You’ (Streetwave MKHAN 51)
Nearly a year old, the Brooklyn girls purposefully wriggling here 108½bpm hauntingly moronic nagger never charted in a big way yet has hung on in certain of London’s low dives as an underground monster, now finally to hit the nation flipped by a new clever Derek Boland-cut, scratched ‘n phased 108½-108bpm Good Groove Mix (edit too).

BOBBY WOMACK: ‘So Many Rivers’ LP (US MCA Records MCA-5617)
Hottest release of the week and because of an early deadline I haven’t time to review it properly! Rest assured that if you’re into Bobby you’ll simply love it, although as a dance set its not strictly essential unless you and your crowd love soul.

BROOKLYN BRONX & QUEENS (B.B.&Q.) ‘Minutes Away’ (Cooltempo COOLX 112)
Their album’s attractive crawling Curtis Hairston crooned 0-75½/37¾bpm ballad has been extended, and flipped for real power by a punchily jolting 112bpm remix of the chunkily chugging ‘Main Attraction‘ — which indeed it probably will be, so far as discos are concerned. Good value.

THE THREE DEGREES: ‘The Heaven I Need’ (Supreme Records SUPET 102. via PRT)
From the same team as Princess and like her selling in some lucky shops on single-sided white label ahead of release on September 16, the girls return is a brightly snicking and ticking 110bpm choppy unison harmony pusher that at last gives them a modern, smash bound, credible sound again.

P.P. ARNOLD: ‘A Little Pain’ (10 Records TEN 70-12)
Dexter Wansel produced, Nick Martinelli mixed, the ex-Ikette whose heyday was even longer ago than Tina Turner’s has returned unexpectedly more convincing than ever on an almost satirically accurate 94½bpm pastiche of The SOS Band sound (inst and 67/33½bpm ‘Smile’ flip). It sizzles!

THE WORLD FAMOUS MAD LADS: ‘You Blew It’ (Champion CHAMP 12-3)
The mid ’60s Memphis soul searers delightful snappily chugging Oliver Cheatham-ish 116½bpm timeless tripper was only on import 7in so now should really take off as a 12in (edit, and squeaky tension lacking 56½bpm ‘Trying To Forget About You’ flip). These lads can still sing!

SCREAMIN’ TONY BAXTER: ‘Get Up Offa That Thing (Godfather II)’ (4th + B’way 12BRW 9)
Stripped down, thinned out, remixed and built back up with brand new instrumental overdubs by The Team, this lurching lean ‘n mean 114¾-114¼bpm tribute to Mr James Brown was legendary in Europe for years (original and inst flip), but like this now kicks ass more than ever before.

TRAMAINE: ‘Fall Down (Spirit Of Love)’ (US A&M SP-12146)
Biblical wind introed then good old fashioned jittery tripping 118¼bpm disco bounder wailed by an uncredited though familiar sounding het up lady of the diva type, who could give it HI-NRG appeal too, in three main mixes.

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘Conquest’ (Capitol 12CL 371)
Oh dear! As suspected their US 12in-issued Ashford & Simpson-ish 103½bpm ‘Give And Take‘ remains the best track and potentially biggest hit on their new LP ‘Conquest’ (US Capitol ST-12423), from which the breathily hissed churning 115¼-0bpm title track throbber has been remixed for our first 12in instead, flipped more strongly by 0-115-0bpm remix and dub versions of the LP’s 0-115¼-0bpm ‘Zig Zag‘ chunkily trucking keyboard and chix chorussed instrumental. The self consciously old-style 0-109-108-107½-108-108½bpm ‘Startin’ All Over Again‘ must be a tongue in cheek offering for their traditional British fans, while the rest of a slightly disappointing set is the typical 115¼bpm ‘Comeback‘, derivative pop 115¼bpm ‘Goodnews‘, untidy 124½bpm ‘My Place’, Prince-ish 0-117½bpm ‘Modern Touch’, Phil Collins-ish 184bpm ‘Secret Lover’. What’s this fascination Randy Muller has for 115¼bpm?

STEVIE WONDER: ‘Part-Time Lover’ (Motown ZB40351)
Modelled on Phil Collins’ You Can’t Hurry Love’ and Billy Joel’s ‘Tell Her About It’, this 174½bpm bounder (only on 7in, inst flip) will obviously be a huge pop hit . . . and another ‘Frankie’?

FALCO: ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ (A&M AMY 278)
Exaggeratedly epiglottic muttering and stuttering powerful deliberately tempoed jittery slow 87¾-0bpm pop tugger, huge in Continental clubs all this summer and a likely hit here.

WHITNEY HOUSTON: ‘You Give Good Love’ (Arista ARIST 12625)
Kashif produced dead slow spurting 37½/75bpm swooping and soaring Dionne-ish US smash now finally on 12in here, with the nervily skittering Kashif duetted 119½bpm ‘Thinking About You’ and Jermaine Jackson’s strutting 0-123¼bpm ‘Someone For Me’.

HAMBO: ‘Hambo: First Rap Part II’ (US Tommy Boy TB 872)
Any similarity to Sylvester Stallone is intentional — that’s why Lou Di Maggio impersonates to a dry slow 78bpm beat box rhythm, side swiping not only ‘Rambo’ but also Run DMC, Kurtis Blow, Fat Boys, Lisa Lisa and Ronnie Reagan as he goes (inst flip). Rappin’ Sly!


DISCO TOP 85 – August 31, 1985

01 03 TAKES A LITTLE TIME, Total Contrast, London 12in
02 01 SAY I’M YOUR NO. 1, Princess, Supreme Records 12in
03 04 TRAPPED/DUB, Colonel Abrams, MCA 12in
04 02 TWILIGHT, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Capitol 12in
05 06 SINGLE LIFE/URBAN WARRIOR, Cameo, Club LP
06 05 INTO THE GROOVE, Madonna, Sire 12in
07 10 I’LL BE GOOD, Rene & Angela, Club 12in
08 16 YOU’RE THE ONE FOR ME (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX), “D” Train, Prelude 12in
09 18 TAKES A LITTLE TIME (US REMIX), Total Contrast, London 12in
10 12 STAND UP/SO FINE, Howard Johnson, A&M 12in
11 38 SAY I’M YOUR NO. 1 (ALTERNATIVE VERSION), Princess, Supreme Records 12in
12 56 HIGH FASHION/SUSANNAH’S PAJAMAS/MUTINY/THE SCREAMS OF PASSION, The Family, Warner Bros/Paisley Park LP
13 17 STRONGER TOGETHER, Shannon, Club 12in
14 07 ON A CROWDED STREET, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
15 08 ROUND AND AROUND, Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
16 25 SET IT OFF, Harleqiun Four’s, US Jus Born Prod 12in
17 24 (JOY) I KNOW IT, Odyssey, Mirror Records 12in
18 09 WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO ABOUT IT?, Mercy Mercy, Ensign 12in
19 51 BARELY BREAKING EVEN (’85 CLUB MIX), Universal Robot Band, Streetwave 12in
20 13 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME (FULL FORCE/SHEP PETTIBONE REMIXES), Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force, CBS 12in
21 14 I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force, CBS 12in
22 27 ROMEO WHERE’S JULIET?/WINNERS AND LOSERS/KICKIN’ IT/STEP RIGHT UP/IN THE MIX/SHINE THE LIGHT, Collage, US Constellation LP
23 22 CLOSE TO PERFECTION (REMIX), Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
24 48 TEQUILA (KNOCKOUT MIX)/INSTRUMENTAL, No Way Jose, 4th & B’way 12in
25 29 KNEES/OLDER GIRL, Howard Johnson, A&M LP
26 — LET ME KISS IT WHERE IT HURTS/I WISH HE DIDN’T TRUST ME SO MUCH, Bobby Womack, US MCA LP
27 55 BASS AND TROUBLE, Sly & Robbie, Island LP
28 83 HOLIDAY, Madonna, Sire 12in
29 26 SUPERFINE (FROM BEHIND), Skool Boyz, US Columbia 12in/LP
30 21 DANCIN’ IN THE KEY OF LIFE (REMIX), Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
31 19 BREAK THE ICE, Michael Lovesmith, Motown 12in
32 39 SEXUAL THERAPY/FIRE IN HER LOVE/HOT DATE/I SEARCH NO MORE, Billy Paul, US Total Experience LP
33 44 ON THE ONE, Lukk featuring Felicia Collins, US Easy Street 12in
34 23 SILVER SHADOW, Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
35 20 GENIE, B.B. & Q. Band, Cooltempo 12in
36 35 IN YOUR CAR, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
37 31 LET ME BE THE ONE, Five Star, Tent 12in
38 11 MAMA SAID, Oliver Cheatham, Move Records 12in
39 15 ATTACK ME WITH YOUR LOVE, Cameo, Club 12in
40 — ONE LOVE (REMIX), Atlantic Starr, A&M 12in
41 64 NIGHT MOVES/WHAT WE DO IN THE DARK (INSTRUMENTAL), Keni Stevens, Elite 12in white label
42 41 GLOW, Rick James, Gordy 12in
43 30 WHEN YOU LOVE ME LIKE THIS (REMIX), Melba Moore, Capitol 12in
44 36 YOU MAKE ME HAPPY (SHOP GIRL REMIX), Hi Tension, Streetwave 12in
45 69 THROUGH THE FIRE/I’M EVERY WOMAN, Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
46 37 THE PLEASURE SEEKERS, The System, Boiling Point 12in
47 — ON A CROWDED STREET (AMERICAN STREET MIX), Barbara Pennington, Record Shack 12in
48 33 IF YOU WERE HERE TONIGHT, Alexander O’Neal, Tabu 12in
49 42 NEVER CRY AGAIN/LAY YA DOWN EZ/SEEEKRET, Kleeer, Atlantic LP
50 60 WAS THAT ALL IT WAS (US REMIX)/LET’S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO, Jean Carn/Philadelphia International All Stars, Streetwave 12in
51 32 BABY DON’T HOLD YOUR LOVE BACK, Bridge, Atlantic 12in
52 re I SPECIALIZE IN LOVE, Sharon Brown, Virgin 12in
53 — HEAVEN KNOWS (REMIX), Jaki Graham, EMI 12in
54 47 MYSTERY LADY/CLUB MIX, Billy Ocean, Jive 12in
55 70 SO SMOOTH, Krystal Davis, US Urban Rock Records 12in
56 67 LET ME HOLD YOU, Sonique, Cooltempo 12in
57 63 DARE ME, Pointer Sisters, RCA 12in
58 52 LOVE IS IN SEASON/INSTRUMENTAL DUB, Peter Royer, Club 12in
59 81 GET TO THIS, GET TO THAT, Sly & Robbie Band, Island 12in
60 46 LOVER UNDERCOVER/LET’S PLAY TONIGHT, Fatback, Cotillion LP
61 re HAPPY FEELING, Aurra, 10 Records 12in
62 76 (I’LL BE A) FREAK FOR YOU, Royalle Delite, US Skyview 12in/Streetwave promo
63 34 LET ME BE THE ONE (PHILADELPHIA REMIX)/(LONG HOT SOULFUL SUMMER MIX), Five Star, Tent 12in
64 — WHEN YOU LOVE ME LIKE THIS (SPECIAL CLUB REMIX)/(MONSTER GROOVE MIX), Melba Moore, Capitol 12in promo
65 49 BODY AND SOUL (REMIX)/WHAT GOES ON?, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
66 71 IT’S GONNA BE RIGHT/FADE TO BLACK, Cheryl Lynn, CBS LP
67 — THINKING ABOUT YOU/YOU GIVE GOOD LOVE, Whitney Houston, Arista 12in
68 68 HOT SPOT, Dazz Band, Motown 12in
69 59 GENTLE/THAT BODY/MOVE ON/GAMES, Frederick, US Heat LP
70 72 LOVE SO FINE, Sahara, Elite 12in
71 84 STATUS-QUO/JUST ONE MORE CHANCE, Donald Banks, US Kapitol Sity Records 12in
72 50 FEEL LIKE I’M IN LOVE/GIVE ME THAT LOVIN’, Skool Boyz, US Columbia LP
73 — EMOTIONS/WHAT YOU BEEN MISSING/OBJECT OF MY DESIRE, Starpoint, US Elektra LP
74 78 GIVE AND TAKE, Brass Construction, US Capitol 12in
75 54 IN YOUR CAR (LONDON MIX), The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
76 — FALL DOWN (SPIRIT OF LOVE), Tramaine, US A&M 12in
77 73 GOLDEN YEARS/TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN, Loose Ends, Virgin 12in
78 — MINUTES AWAY/MAIN ATTRACTION (REMIX), Brooklyn Bronx & Queens, Cooltempo 12in
79 66 GET LOOSE, Aleem (featuring Leroy Burgess), US NIA 12in
80 — STAND UP (REMIX), Howard Johnson, US A&M 12in
81 — STARTIN’ ALL OVER AGAIN/ZIG ZAG/CONQUEST, Brass Construction, US Capitol LP
82 — THE DANCE ELECTRIC, Andre Cymone, US Columbia 12in
83 — LET ME BE THE ONE (DANCE MIX BY HARDROCK), Five Star, Tent 12in
84 — GET UP OFFA THAT THING (GODFATHER II), Screamin’ Tony Baxter, 4th + B’way 12in promo
85=re SEDUCTION/MAKE UP YOUR MIND, Val Young, US Gordy LP
85=— DANCING ON THE JAGGED EDGE/YOU NEED ME, Sister Sledge, Atlantic 12in


HI-NRG DISCO

01 02 VANITY, Carol Jiani, Record Shack 12in white label
02 03 CLOSE TO PERFECTION (REMIX), Miquel Brown, Record Shack 12in
03 01 ENDLESS ROAD, Time Bandits, CBS 12in
04 05 BIT BY BIT, Stephanie Mills, MCA Records 12in
05 09 CRYING MY HEART OUT, Madleen Kane, US TSR 12in
06 10 BLACK KISSES, Curtie & The Boom Box, RCA 12in
07 07 HOMOSEXUALITY/THANK GOD FOR MEN, Modern Rocketry, US Megatone LP
08 04 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY (SYLVESTER MIX), Jeanie Tracy, US Megatone 12in
09 08 STREETFIGHTER, Franke Valli & The Four Seasons, US Curb 12in
10 06 I BELIEVE IN DREAMS, Jackie Rawe, Fanfare 12in
11 14 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (1985 BEN LIEBRAND REMIX), Tavares, Dutch Capitol 12in
12 12 THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN (REMIX), Kerry Delius, Arrival 12in
13 21 HAVEN’T STOPPED DANCIN’ YET, Faces, MKO 12in
14 11 THE EASY WAY OUT/ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, Miquel Brown, Record Shack LP
15 22 IF LOOKS COULD KILL (REMIX), Pamala Stanley, US Mirage 12in
16 17 SUMMERTIME HOT NIGHTS FEVER, Electric Theatre, German Metronome 12in
17 20 REINCARNATION, People Like Us, Passion 12in
18 13 ENDING UP ON A HIGH, Seventh Avenue, Record Shack 12in
19 18 UNEXPECTED LOVERS, Lime, Boiling Point 12in
20 19 TAKE ME TO FOREVER, Lydia Steinman, Long Island Sound 12in
21 15 BODY ROCK (MEGAMIX), Maria Vidal, Dutch Chart 12in bootleg
22 23 HE’S A PRETENDER, Jennifer Holliday, US Geffen 12in
23 16 NO CREDIT CARD, Amanda Lear, German ZYX 12in
24 28 KNOCK ON WOOD (ALAN COULTHARD REMIX), Amii Stewart, Sedition 12in
25 24 NO WAR NO MORE, Mirage, Proto 12in
26 25 FUTURE BRAIN, Den Harrow, Italian Baby 12in
27 — STARSTRUCK LOVER, Boiling Point, Canadian Power 12in
28 30 SLIP AWAY, Shirley Lites, US Atlantic 12in
29 re KILLER INSTINCT, Robey, US Silver Blue 12in
30=re FOTONOVELLA (INSTRUMENTAL), Ivan, Spanish CBS 12in
30=— SCRATCH MY NAME, Creative Connection, German Chic 12in


DJ TOP TEN

STEVE CHARLES is taking time out from the Julianna’s circuit, and his Swansea home, for his third summer season jocking in Benidorm at The Hippodrome (called that for the last four years!), where when not satisfying requests for Simplicious ‘Let Her Feel It’ he has been playing such holidaymaker fodder as these . . .

1. PRIMAVERA, Tullio De Piscopo
2. PRECIOUS LITTLE DIAMOND, Fox The Fox
3. LIVE IS LIFE, Opus
4. YOU’RE MY HEART YOU’RE MY SOUL, Modern Talking
5. SLIPPERY PEOPLE, Talking Heads
6. ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK, Robey
7. HOW OLD ARE YOU, Miko Mission
8. DISCO BAND, Scotch
9. WOODPECKERS FROM SPACE, Video Kids
10. YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WANT, Modern Talking


HIT NUMBERS

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

Dan Hartman 112¼f, Sting 0-81f, Maria Vidal 120f, Harold Faltermeyer 99½f, Miquel Brown 107½f.

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  1. Great to see that James enjoyed his visit to our great city of Newcastle. The Walker brothers also used to own the Hilltop in Stanley that was well-known for its Tuesday night promotion nights. I can remember tuning into the Ian Hughes Soul Show on a Monday as well. He always thanked a ‘WW’ at the end of each show. Rumour had it if only one copy of an import arrived in Newcastle that Billy Walker got it. Bought many a record at Hitsville USA and its predecessor shop in Caller’s department store. Adrian Allen also had a soul show on Radio Tees that was required listening. Happy memories!

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