November 9, 1985: Princess, Rosie Gaines, The Circle Band, Tavares, Val Young


IMPORTANT RECORDS misled me last week: instead of an initial 4-track promo there’ll just be two new (May 1983) M&M mixes of Fatback ‘Is This The Future?’ back-to-back commercially, the unheard long vocal and US issued dub . . . Wally Badarou’s 12in has quietly become a 3-tracker with an added even more percussive 100½bpm Precinct 13 mix, while (as promised, with no new remixes) Total Contrast has added a free bonus 12in containing “The Basement Tapes”, a drifting 0-97bpm instrumental ‘Sunshine‘ and old jolting 112½bpm ‘Next Time I’ll Know Better‘ — Wally incidentally has a massive 17 DJ lead at the top of the Disco chart over Total Contrast, although both acts’ sales are falling now in specialist shops . . . Radio One last week had yet to play Wally Badarou even once, evidently giving the excuse that there are too many instrumental hits at the moment so they’re just playing Jan Hammer’s: maybe there are instrumentals in the chart because the public likes them, which means that as licence fee funded public servants surely — forgive me if I seem naive — the BBC have a duty more than any other broadcasters to play the records real people (rather than radio producers) think are popular, and deserve to hear? . . . RCA have repressed 1,000 copies of the ‘Risin’ To The Top’-featuring old Keni Burke ‘Changes’ LP, to meet an order from Bluebird Records, and Capitol rather late in the day have finally released Rene & Angela’s 1981 ‘Wall To Wall’ LP, containing of course ‘Secret Rendezvous’ . . . MCA have re-serviced One Way ‘Let’s Talk (About Sex)’ presumably for the party season, as it was massive for months in pop clubs without the crossover sales it deserved . . . Champion picked up The Kartoon Krew ‘Inspector Gadget’ . . . Evelyn Thomas’s excellent ‘Cold Shoulder‘, like Instant Funk’s ‘Got My Mind Made Up’, is now at last due for rush release following the predictable flop of ‘Reflections’ . . . Will King ‘Backed Up Against The Wall‘ has been remixed on import with a tougher intro, and Keni Stevens ‘Night Moves’ is now in a much drier less bassy sparse 107½-0bpm Ultra-Sensual Remix and dub . . . John Morales, over here so often he now has a London flat, joined me again for lunch between remixing 52nd Street (with a new percussive drive) and Barbara Pennington ‘Out Of The Darkest Night‘: he finds following our campaign that the demand for “creative marketing” remixes has dropped off by 50 per cent but he’s still mixing things before they’re released, as always intended . . . Brass Construction’s ‘Vintage Brass Medley’ was originally 17 minutes long and under EMI’s supervision had to be edited down by John cutting into each tune rather than reducing the total included, so no wonder it’s overly jerky — but even so the sequencing could have been smoother for UK floor acceptance . . . M&M’s US remix of Michael Lovesmith returns the great piano to rightful dominance (a patch lead had fallen out without anyone noticing during the original remix session!) . . . Motown had their hand forced into releasing Lionel Richie’s new single ‘Say You, Say Me‘ ahead of schedule when Columbia Pictures, distributors of the Mikhail Baryshnikov/Gregory Hines-starring film ‘White Nights’ of which it’s somehow the “title” song, circulated it on tape to major US radio stations off their own bat (his album isn’t due until December): a dreary 32-64-98-0-64-0bpm slowie with a disconcertingly abrupt brief tempo change, it’s only flipped by his old 122½bpm ‘Can’t Slow Down’ (Motown ZB40421) . . . BPMs are easily calculated wrong by people new to the scene, who may feel tempted to copy those already printed here — but then their own calculations when there’s nothing to copy can end up embarrassingly adrift (RM, where you know we get it right!) . . . I realise many DJs get records in the mail which they legitimately put in their charts to show floor reaction, but to counteract the resultant “mailing list syndrome” with a “hard cash factor” here for cross-reference with the main Disco chart are the Top 20 actual sellers in specialist shops last weekend: 1. Doug E Fresh, 2. Evelyn King 12in, 3. Rene & Angela ‘SR’, 4. Serious Intention, 5. 52nd Street, 6. Princess, 7. Wally Badarou, 8. Isley Jasper Isley LP, 9. Frankie Kelly, 10. The Concept, 11. Brass Construction, 12. Total Contrast, 13. Grace Jones 12in, 14. Evelyn King LP, 15. DSM, 16. Roy Ayers LP, 17. Kashif LP, 18. Full Force, 19. Paul Laurence LP, 20. Cherrelle LP — some difference! — possibly to embarrass record pluggers even more the following are charted almost entirely on DJ play rather than sales (the last seven with no sales reported at all): Donald Banks, The Team, Paul Laurence 12in, Eugene Wilde, Cool Notes, Gardenia, Ready For The World, Freddie Jackson, Trouble Funk, Shakatak (promo), Clarence Carter, Morris Day, Leisa Dove (promo), Canute, Nicci (our charts, unlike some new ones, are fully researched — RM, where you know we get it right!) . . . Paul Hardcastle is of course selling strongly at the moment, but so far after two weeks of largely unenthusiastic DJ reactions there’s been little evidence that he’s happening on the floor (of soul clubs anyway), although if you think he deserves inclusion his position at 4 in sales would put him at 34 overall . . . Rene & Angela ‘I’ll Be Good‘ finally topped US 12in Sales in Billboard . . . Paul Laurence’s B-side, despite EMI’s insistence to the contrary, still trails waaay behind the DJ plays of ‘She’s Not A Sleaze’ . . . DJs into Ready For The World ‘Oh Sheila’ might now finally get their fingers out and start playing its superior inspiration, Sheila E’s ‘The Glamorous Life’ . . . Kleeer have left Atlantic, so as no further singles will be on the label ‘Lay Ya Down EZ‘ is at least a B-side — maybe radio could find it and flip it for themselves? . . . Pete Tong’s Sunday Invicta Radio soul show returns to being three hours, 7-10pm . . . North London’s Contrast Radio 90FM will be back early next month, manned by some well known black jocks . . . Thursday (7) London Leicester Square’s The Store becomes the weekly Secret Rendezvous (good name for a song!) hosted by Simon Goffe with Steve Walsh the first of a guest roster including CJ Carlos, Chris Stewart, Lyndon T, while Sylvester joins Norman Scott at Luton’s Bolts in the Tropicana . . . Nicky Holloway’s soul weekender on the Club 18-30 campsite near Bognor Regis this Fri-Sun (8-10) with Jeff Young, Martin Collins, Chris Brown, Bob Jones, Gilles Peterson, Johnnie Walker, Joe Field, Paul Morrisey & Trevor Fung still has a few tickets left on 01-853 1953 . . . Saturday (9) Steve Walsh returns weekly to Peckham Kisses, Danny Smith with weekly guests starts upfront jazz-soul at Gt Yarmouth Aquarius on Marine Parade, DevonAir’s Dave Treharne has an R&B/’60s charity party with Firing On Five and The Vipers live at Exeter’s Devon And Exeter Arts Centre . . . Segue Steve Goddard, Thursdays now at Shepherds Bush’s funky Silks, is after Younger Generation ‘We Rap More Mellow‘ and Shalamar ‘Sweeter As The Days Go By‘ on 01-857 8775 . . . Paul French, now Thur/Fri/Sat at The Avenue, reports his other Wed/Sun Gillingham gig at the Ice Bowl is installing large screen video . . . Tony James has started doing Saturdays at Chertsey’s The Bell pub prior to refurbishment that’ll include a proper night club if demand can be established . . . Dave Lorentzen & Jon Alsop get up to such high jinks at Dunfermline’s Night Magic Laser Discotheque as roaring in on a motorbike . . . Graham Gold, getting poor response to Minneapolis purpleness at Mayfair Gullivers, mixes up 52nd Street with The SOS Band ‘High Hopes’ and Patti Austin ‘Only A Breath Away’ . . . Bernard Wright poses with his hands in his pockets for a purpose, as according to The London Standard he’s got six fingers on his right hand . . . Sun’s ‘Legs’ sadly is not sleeved in their LP’s photo of lusciously rounded limbs, what a waste . . . Fort Baxter fans will join me mourning the death last Friday of Phil Silvers . . . Mark Fisher, ex-Second Image keyboardist, far from still being solo now seems to be part of Matt Bianco, to judge from the Thames Telethon . . . The Team and Simone have been the most recent acts to tour Tony Cochrane’s Scottish PA circuit of clubs and media — other so far unvisited venues, and interested acts, call him on 0382-644003/22348 . . . Jeff Thomas does a soul show on University Radio Abertawe Wednesdays 7-9pm before joining James Lewis funking Swansea Harry’s Dance Bar (free before 11pm) — his Saturday job at Derricks Records finds him selling 7in hits to DJs who depressingly have no interest in anything not already in the chart, which must make South Wales a tough place to “break” records (although one can sympathise with jocks on a tight budget) . . . 17p less, RM still sets the standard — SET IT OFF!


PRINCESS: ‘After The Love Has Gone’ (Supreme Records SUPET 103)
With amended title, totally new vocal and 100¼-100bpm restructured rhythm, the commercial pressings in a move to counter widespread criticism of the white label version already use what was intended to be the (first) remix — but, although better, it’s still just another Princess record (semi-instrumental Senza Voce flip).

ROSIE GAINES: ‘Good Times’ (LP ‘Caring’ US Epic BFE 40090)
On a patchy album with nice slowies and horrendous fast stuff, Rosie shows how sultrily soulful she can get classily singing and scatting this excellent jazzily tapping 103½bpm attractive swaying jogger, her vocal flexibility deserving wide attention.

THE CIRCLE BAND: ‘Party Lights (Shake Your Body Get Loose)’ (US Circle City Records BKD 526)
Brightly cranking, wriggling and smacking a happy infectious 120-0bpm beat in their usual style, the guys use vocoders and solos more than their own voices to colour a terrific dance groove (dub flip).

TAVARES: ‘Whodunit (Extended Remix)’ (Dutch Capitol KO 60 Z 20 0642 6)
Ben Liebrand’s 116¾-114bpm Irresistible Angel Mix of their datedly zingy hustling classic ‘Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel’ had only been hot in Hi-NRG clubs until quite recently such soul jocks as Chris Hill and Colin Hudd discovered that the flip’s other remixed 96¾bpm oldie (never one of their hippest hits) now fits right in with the Wally Badarou rhythm. Try it!

VAL YOUNG: ‘Seduction’ (Gordy ZT 40420)
This Rick James-prod/penned good if typical lurching 117½bpm chunky backbeat roller even has some Sheila E-style percussion to underline the parallel relationship with his own blonde tressed solo girl singer (inst flip).

MAI TAI: ‘The Rules Of Love’ (Virgin/Hot Melt VS 82212)
Pop aimed still Chic-ish catchy 113bpm jolting chugger, double A-sided with the classy slow 68/34bpm smoocher ‘Am I Losing You Forever‘ which climaxes in yowling rock guitar.

ROSE ROYCE: ‘I’m Ready For Your Love’ (US Prelude PRL D699)
Ricci tremulously croons an attractive gently rhythmic 96½bpm swayer that’s almost easy listening and a very pleasant grower, if not another ‘Magic Touch’ (inst/edit too).

SWEET COOKIE: ‘Heartbreaker’ (US Checkpoint Records CP 201)
Part scoldingly rapped, part mournfully cooed, this chick-sung 109bpm jiggly swayer’s electro beats erupt at times into billiard ball breaks to build nagging appeal as it progresses instrumentally (inst flip).

EVELYN ‘CHAMPAGNE’ KING: ‘A Long Time Coming’ LP (US RCA Victor AFL1-7015)
This aptly titled set finds her back on form with producers Allen George & Fred McFarlane supplying her current hit breezy 111¼bpm ‘Your Personal Touch’, the lurching 109½-110bpm ‘I’m Scared‘ and wriggly 118bpm ‘High Horse‘, her original producer T. Life the truly old style 115½bpm ‘Chemistry Of Love‘ and ‘Shame’-like 128½bpm ‘If You Find The Time‘, Hawk Wolinski the Tina Turner-ish dramatically chugging 99bpm treatment of Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come‘ and mournful 94½bpm ‘Slow Down‘ with rock guitar, and Rene & Angela the juddering 118bpm ‘Spellbound‘ (just about the only weak spot). Welcome back!

In perfectly matched vocal pitch the lovey dovey duo turn Todd Rundgren’s 105-0bpm MoR swayer into a pleasant surefire pop hit, flipped by Jaki’s solo juddery 104bpm ‘The Facts Of Love‘.

FIVE STAR: ‘R.S.V.P.’ (Tent PT 40446)
For once no further remixes are due as this 5-track 12in already includes John Morales’ 120¼bpm vocal and dub plus Nick Martinelli’s chunkier 120¼bpm vocal mix of the kids’ perky little chugger, which is joined by a squeakily bounding 120½bpm revival of Pure Energy’s ‘Love Games’, and slushy 0-34¾-0bpm ‘Say Goodbye’.

CHERRELLE: ‘High Priority’ LP (US Tabu BFZ 40094)
Orchestrally introed before Alexander O’Neal then dramatises a cocktail bar conversation, the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis-produced set’s standout is the lightly swaying (0-)115½bpm ‘Saturday Love’ which catchily runs through the days of the week, while the 100½bpm ‘Will You Satisfy?‘ and 120½-0bpm ‘You Look Good To Me‘ are Change-ish, 54¼-0bpm ‘Where Do I Run To‘ terrific deep soul doo wop, 108-0bpm ‘High Priority‘ chunkily jolting, 115¾bpm ‘Artificial Heart‘ strutting, 115½bpm ‘New Love‘ sorta ‘A Love Bizarre’ meets ‘Drop The Bomb’ (with a brief final 116bpm Reprise), and 127¼-0bpm ‘Oh No It’s U Again‘ fast funk.

DOTTY GREEN: ‘I Caught You Out’ (Hot Melt 12TC 004, via PRT)
TC Curtis-prod/penned very strong simple chunkily bubbling 111¾bpm strider with catchy “out out out” repetition in perfect pop-soul disco crossover style (dub flip).

PAUL LAURENCE: ‘Haven’t You Heard’ LP (US Capitol ST-12407)
The Lillo Thomas/Freddie Jackson producer’s hesitant pent-up solo vocal debut is much as you’d expect with only the ‘Billie Queen’-ish sparse 115bpm drugs song ‘Strung Out’ really standing out (beware an odd edit halfway), unless you’ve yet to get his single’s 113bpm ‘She’s Not A Sleaze‘ and 110bpm ‘There Ain’t Nothin’ (Like Your Lovin’)‘, other dancers being the ‘When Doves Cry’-ish 0-121½bpm ‘Racism!!!‘ and bounding 120½bpm ‘Good & Plenty‘ while slowies are the 0-31½-0bpm ‘I’m Sensitive’, 49/98bpm ‘You Hooked Me’, 0-24¾/49½bpm title track.

ISLEY JASPER ISLEY: ‘Caravan Of Love’ (Epic TA 6612)
Tony Blackburn’s Record Of The Week, as voted by listeners, a gorgeous slinky ‘Between The Sheets’-style 87½bpm slowly rolling smoocher in classic Isleys style, similarly flipped by the attractively tripping 108bpm ‘I Can’t Get Over Losin’ You‘ from their otherwise dodgy debut album.

PATTI AUSTIN: ‘The Heat Of Heat’ (LP ‘Gettin’ Away With Murder’ Qwest 925 276-1)
Groomed for superstardom, Patti on a set that’s far more solid than her last one silkily sings this Jam & Lewis-prod/penned (0-)113½bpm rhythmically off-centre lush lurcher, Monte Moir’s SOS Band-ish 109¾-0bpm ‘Only A Breath Away‘, the wriggly semi-slow 112¼bpm ‘Anything Can Happen Here‘, Princess-ish 93bpm ‘Big Bad World‘, Cliff Richard-ish 114bpm title track, Alison Moyet’s jerky 111½bpm ‘Honey For The Bees‘, and Billy Joel-aided Martha & The Vandellas-ish 0-198bpm ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout My Baby‘.

BASE: ‘Big Noise’ (US Prism PS 2005)
If you can bear it this is yet another new ‘Set It Off’, rather intriguingly an electronically treated (0-)109bpm revival of the Swing era’s ‘Big Noise From Winnetka’ with its now rather Ennio Morricone-like whistling piercing the jittery monotonous sparse groove (edit flip).

DISCO TOP 100 – November 9, 1985

01 01 CHIEF INSPECTOR (VINE STREET)/(HILL STREET), Wally Badarou, 4th + B’way 12in
02 05 HIT AND RUN, Total Contrast, London 12in
03 06 THE SHOW/LA-DI-DA-DI, Doug E Fresh and The Get Fresh Crew, Cooltempo 12in
04 03 TRAPPED, Colonel Abrams, MCA Records 12in
05 07 SLAVE TO THE RHYTHM (BLOODED), Grace Jones, ZTT 12in
06 02 SINGLE LIFE, Cameo, Club 12in
07 14 YOU DON’T KNOW (SPECIAL REMIX), Serious Intention, Important Records 12in
08 04 SECRET RENDEZVOUS, Rene & Angela, Champion 12in
09 11 STATUS-QUO, Donald Banks, 4th + B’way 12in
10 26 YOUR PERSONAL TOUCH, Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King, RCA 12in
11 15 AIN’T THAT THE TRUTH, Frankie Kelly, 10 Records 12in
13 09 THIS IS FOR YOU (REMIX), The System, Boiling Point 12in
14 08 ROMEO WHERE’S JULIET?, Collage, MCA Records 12in
15 23 TELL ME (HOW IT FEELS), 52nd Street, 10 Records 12in
16 12 NEVER CRY AGAIN (REMIX)/LAY YA DOWN EZ, Kleeer, Atlantic 12in
17 16 SET IT OFF, Harleqiun Four’s, US Jus Born Prod 12in
18 21 IS THIS THE FUTURE?, Fatback/WICKI WACKY, Fatback Band, Important Records 12in
19 20 SHE’S NOT A SLEAZE/THERE AIN’T NOTHIN’ (LIKE YOUR LOVIN’), Paul Laurence, Capitol 12in
20 17 I’LL BE GOOD, Rene & Angela, Club 12in
21 24 LET MY PEOPLE GO/RAW INSTRUMENTAL, The Winans, US Qwest 12in
22 10 (I’LL BE A) FREAK FOR,YOU, Royalle Delite, Streetwave 12in
23 76 GIVE AND TAKE/DUB VERSION/VINTAGE BRASS MEDLEY, Brass Construction, Capitol 12in
24 19 THE SWEETEST TABOO, Sade, Epic 12in
25 18 THE HEAVEN I NEED, The Three Degrees, Supreme Records 12in
26 25 DON’T SAY NO TONIGHT, Eugene Wilde/LET HER FEEL IT, Simplicious, 4th + B’way 12in
27 40 AFTER THE LOVE IS GONE, Princess, Supreme Records 12in
28 28 KNEES/STAND UP (US REMIX), Howard Johnson, A&M 12in
29 86 WARRIOR GROOVE, DSM, Elite 12in white label
30 30 HAVE A GOOD FOREVER/NATURAL ENERGY, The Cool Notes, Abstract Dance 12in
31 22 SLIP N SLIDE, Roy Ayers, CBS 12in
32 32 CHIQUITA LINDA, Gardenia, London 12in
35 47 100%, Caprice, US NIA 12in
36 27 FALL DOWN (SPIRIT OF LOVE), Tramaine, A&M 12in
37 — ALICE I WANT YOU JUST FOR ME!, Full Force, US Colombia 12in
38 45 OH SHEILA, Ready For The World, MCA Records 12in
39 84 MR D.J., The Concept, US Tuckwood Records 12in
40 60 YOU ARE MY LADY, Freddie Jackson, Capitol 12in
41 33 AIN’T NOTHIN’ LIKE IT (M&M REMIX), Michael Lovesmith, Motown 12in
42 41 I’LL BE YOUR FRIEND, Precious Wilson, Jive 12in
43 38 ALL I WANT IS MY BABY, Roberta Gillian, US Sutra 12in
44 31 LOVE TAKE OVER, Five Star, Tent 12in
45 48 FREAKS COME OUT AT NIGHT/FRIENDS, Whodini, Jive 12in
47 51 ROCK CREEK PARK/WALKING IN RHYTHM, The Blackbyrds, Streetwave 12in
48 65 SEDUCTION, Val Young, Gordy 12in
49 36 SET IT OFF, Masquerade, Streetwave 12in
50 37 AIN’T YOU HAD ENOUGH LOVE ?, Julie Roberts, Bluebird/10 12in
51 — STRUNG OUT/RACISM!!!, Paul Laurence, US Capitol LP
52 43 YEH YEH/SMOOTH, Matt Bianco, WEA 12in
53 52 DAY BY DAY, Shakatak with Al Jarreau, Boiling Point 12in promo
54 71 NEW YORK EYES, Nicole (with Timmy Thomas), US Portrait LP
55 46 SHO YUH RIGHT, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, US TTED 12in
56 72 STILL SMOKIN’ (HUG-A-BUT), Trouble Funk, 4th + B’way/TTED 12in
57 58 MESSIN’ WITH MY MIND, Clarence Carter, Certain Records 12in
58 42 WHO DO YOU LOVE, Bernard Wright, US Manhattan 12in
59 70 AFRICAN BREEZE, Hugh Masekela with Jonathan Butler, Jive Afrika 12in
60 39 THE OAK TREE, Morris Day, US Warner Bros 12in
62 35 I’LL BE GOOD (MARK BERRY REMIX), Rene & Angela, Club 12in
63 — SATURDAY LOVE (with Alexander O’Neal)/WILL YOU SATISFY?, Cherrelle, US Tabu LP
64 69 MUSIC (PAUL HARDCASTLE REMIX), “D” Train, Prelude 12in
65 56 BUBBLING, Aswad, Simba 12in
66 50 I WISH HE DIDN’T TRUST ME SO MUCH, Bobby Womack, MCA Records 12in
67 44 GETTING CLOSER, Haywoode, CBS 12in
68 — I WISH THAT I WERE OLDER, Leisa Dove, Streetwave 12in promo
69 54 LOVE SO FINE, Sahara, Elite 12in
71 re GENIUS, Quando Quango, Factory 12in
72 61 I CAUGHT YOU OUT, Dotty Green, Hot Melt 12in
74 49 GET LOOSE, Aleem (featuring Leroy Burgess), US NIA 12in
75 93 MAKE ‘EM MOVE (REMIX), Sly & Robbie, Island 12in promo
76 92 PARTY LIGHTS, The Circle City Band, US Circle City Records 12in
77 91 GOOD TIMES, Rosie Gaines, US Epic LP
78 89 AM I LOSING YOU FOREVER/THE RULES OF LOVE, Mai Tai, Virgin/Hot Melt 12in
79 88 AFTER YOU, Bernard Wright, US Manhattan LP
80 62 WAS DOG A DOUGHNUT?, Jellybean, Dutch EMI America LP
81 66 (KRUSH GROOVE) CAN’T STOP THE STREET, Chaka Khan, Warner Bros 12in
83 90 BIG NOISE, Base, US Prism 12in
84 68 A LOVE BIZARRE, Sheila E. Warner Bros/Paisley Park LP
85 re SOMETHING ABOUT YOU, Level 42, Polydor 12in
86 80 SO IN LOVE, Nicci, Boiling Point 12in
87 — WHODUNNIT (REMIX), Tavares, Dutch Capitol 12in
88 74 SWEET SURRENDER, Jeff Tyzik (featuring Maurice Starr), US Polydor 12in
89 77 JAZZY LADY/DON’T WASTE MY TYME, Slave, Certain Records 12in
90 82 SMILE, Jeff Tyzik, US Polydor LP
91 — SHE JUST DON’T KNOW, Steve Arrington, Atlantic 12in
93 78 AFTER LOVING YOU, Omari, Recent Future Records 12in
94 — INSPECTOR GADGET, The Kartoon Krew, US Profile 12in
95 — LOVE CAUGHT YOU BY SURPRISE, Earl Turner, US CRI 12in/4th + B’way promo
96 — FIRE, Fire Fox, US Atlantic 12in
97 81 CAN YOU FEEL THE BEAT, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam with Full Force, CBS 12in
98 99 THE DANCE ELECTRIC, Andre Cymone, CBS 12in
99 re CONFUSION, Aleem, US Atlantic 12in
100 re YOU NEED MORE CALYPSO/SANTA CRUZ, Ralph MacDonald, US Polydor LP


01 01 REFLECTIONS, Evelyn Thomas, Record Shack 12in
02 03 VERTIGO, Barbara Pennington, Record Shack LP
03 04 ANOTHER BOY IN TOWN, Two Girls, US Popular 12in
04 02 FUTURE BRAIN, Den Harrow, Italian Baby 12in
05 07 I HEAR TALK (REMIX), Bucks Fizz, US Disconet LP
06 05 THE FIGHTER, Arpeggio, US Nissim Records 12in
07 08 LOVIN’ IS REALLY MY GAME (REMIX), Sylvester, US Megatone 12in
08 06 I LIKE YOU, Phyllis Nelson, Carrere 12in
09 09 HIGH ABOVE THE CLOUDS/THUNDERING INSTRUMENTAL Narada Michael Walden, US Warner Bros 12in
10 22 TEMPT ME, Lisa, Fantasia 12in
11 20 CUPID, Aida, Carrere 12in
12 12 HOLD ME, Laura Branigan, US Atlantic 12in
13 10 ACTION!, Pearly Gates, Boystown UK 12in
14 16 PREACHER PREACHER, Animal Nightlife, Island 12in
15 — SHANGHAI, Lee Marrow, German Chic 12in
16 — HE’S NUMBER ONE, Fantasy, US Spring 12in
17 19 WHISPER TO A SCREAM, Bobby O/Claudja Barry, US MenoVision 12in
18 13 TIMEBOMB, Angie Gold, Passion 12in
19 15 CONGA (REMIX), Miami Sound Machine, US Hot Tracks LP
20 26 SAVING MYSELF, Oh Romeo, US “O” Records 12in
21 — DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC (1985 BEN LIEBRAND REMIX), Tavares, Dutch Capitol 12in
22 14 FANTASY (REMIX)/SATURDAY NIGHT, Lian Ross, German ZYX 12in
23 11 THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN (INDIAN SUMMER MIX), Hazell Dean, Parlophone 12in
24 23 LET ME TAKE YOU DANCING, David Karr, US Dance-Sing Records 12in
25 — JONES THE RHYTHM, Grace Jones, ZTT LP
26 18 NO FRILLS LOVE, Jennifer Holliday, Geffen Records LP
27 24 EATEN ALIVE (REMIX), Diana Ross, Capitol 12in
28 — TIME TO SAY GOODBYE, Arabesque, German ZYX 12in
29 25 NIGHTFLIGHT, Jack’s Project, German Ariola 121n
30=27 MY OBSESSION, Meri D. Marshall, US Atlantic 12in
30=30 THEY SAY IT’S GONNA RAIN (ZULU MIX), Hazell Dean, Parlophone 12in


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

Arcadia 0-111f, UB40 100½f, Kate Bush 56¼-112½-0f, Echo & The Bunnymen 118f, Thompson Twins (0-)109f, Siouxsie & The Banshees (0-)120f, ZZ Top 112f, Far Corporation 0-100-0f, OMD 51f, Madness (0-)128¾f, Eurythmics & Aretha Franklin 136¼f, Dire Straits 0-39½-40f, Simon May Orchestra 30/60-0r, Ian Dury 122½-0r, Kool & The Gang (0-)124½f, Bryan Adams & Tina Turner 100¼-100¾r, Waterboys 106¼c, Pat Benatar 123¾f, Ready For The World 129c, Rene & Angela 99¼f, Brilliant (0-)63½f, Frankie Kelly 107¼-107¾-108¼-108-109¼-108¼f, Eighth Wonder 170r, Prince (0-)101¾-100-0-98¼f, Dio (0-)132-133f, 52nd Street 105½f, Marc Almond 136¼f.

One thought on “November 9, 1985: Princess, Rosie Gaines, The Circle Band, Tavares, Val Young”

  1. The “odd edit” in Strung Out is (I think) at around 2:25 on the YouTube linked 7 minute album version.

    12 inchers (looking at discogs) seem to be edited down to 5:55 or 6:10 (the version I have) without the edit.


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