The Complete Early ’80s Floorfillers

 AUDIO & LABELS MONTH BY MONTH 1982 & 1983

Wigan Pier & Legend Ad 1982


A fascinating insight on how the fading Jazz-Funk scene gave way to the emerging Electro-Funk movement in the early ’80s, ‘Greg Wilson’s Early ’80s Floorfillers’, marks the 30th anniversary of when these tracks first appeared. Compiled from his record lists of the time, and unfolding month by month, Greg Wilson counts down the Top 10 Floorfillers played at his venues during the key years of ’82 and ’83. Featured, most notably, on his Tuesday sessions at Wigan Pier and Wednesday gatherings at Legend in Manchester, the most cutting-edge weekly black music nights of the era, these were the clubs most associated with the evolving Electro-Funk sound.

The majority of music played on the black scene in the UK was initially only available on import, mainly out of New York during this period, with the club nights described as ‘upfront’, meaning that the DJs were way ahead of the curve – what they played now, others played later, or not at all. Without these DJs, many now classic dance tracks would never have become UK hits (many without enjoying similar crossover success in the US) – the reason they were released here in the first place was because these specialist DJs were breaking them via the underground.

Things would change in a big way during those 2 years; we were entering the hybrid age for dance music, and the oncoming House and Techno and Hip Hop directions would all owe a huge debt to this era of dance alchemy and groove experimentation.

 

JANUARY ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1. D Train ‘You’re The One For Me’ (Instrumental)
Written by Hubert Eaves III / J. Williams
Produced by Hubert Eaves III
Mixed by François Kevorkian & Hubert Eaves III
US Prelude 12”

 

 

2. Lesette Wilson ‘Caveman Boogie’
From LP ‘Now That I’ve Got Your Attention’
Written by Lesette Wilson
Produced by Lesette Wilson
US Headfirst

 

 

3. Vicky D ‘This Beat Is Mine’
Written by Andre Booth
Produced by Gary R. Turnier & Andre Booth
US Sam 12”

 

 

 

4. Jones Girls ‘Nights Over Egypt’
From LP ‘Get As Much Love As You Can’
Written by D.Wansel / C. Biggs
Produced by Kenneth Gamble
US Philadelphia International

 

 

5. Goldie Alexander ‘Show You My Love’
Produced by Tony Green
Written by Kat Dyson, Remixed by Roy B
US Chaz Ro 12”

 

 

 

6. Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde ‘Genius Of Love’ (Instrumental)
Written by Tom Tom Club
Produced by Eric Matthew
US Profile 12”

 

 

 

7. Grover Washington Jr ‘Little Black Samba’
From LP ‘Come Morning’
Written by Grover Washington Jr
Produced by Grover Washington Jr & Ralph MacDonald
US Elektra

 

 

8.Aurra ‘Make Up Your Mind’
Written by S. Washington / C. Jones / S. Young
Produced by Steve Washington
Mixed by Steve Washington & Julian Robertson
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

9. Ray Barretto ‘Passtime Paradise’
From LP ‘La Cuna’
Written by Stevie Wonder
Produced by Creed Taylor
US CTI

 

 

10. Eazy ‘Project Funk’
Written by Darryl Payne
Produced by Darryl Payne & Danny Weiss
Mixed by Mark Berry, Darryl Payne & Danny Weiss
US Vanguard 12”

 

 

Other big tunes included:

Alton Edwards ‘I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time)’ 12” – Henderson & Whitfield ‘Dancin’ To The Beat’12” – Northend ‘Tee’s Happy’ 12” – The Whispers ‘In The Raw’ / ‘Turn Me Out’ LP – Oneness Of Juju ‘Every Way But Loose’ 12” – Garfield Fleming ‘Don’t Send Me Away’ – Gilberto Gil ‘Palco’ LP – T.S Monk ‘Too Much Too Soon’ 12” –  Yvonne Gage ‘Garden Of Eve’ 12” – Gayle Adams ‘Love Fever (instro) 12”.

 

FEBRUARY ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Oneness Of Juju ‘Every Way But Loose’
Written by Plunky Nkabinde
Produced by Plunky & Muzi Nkabinde
US Sutra 12”

 

 

 

2.(1) D Train ‘You’re The One For Me’ (Instrumental)
Written by Hubert Eaves III / J. Williams
Produced by Hubert Eaves III
Mixed by François Kevorkian & Hubert Eaves III
US Prelude 12”

 

 

3.(-) Stone ‘Time’ (Instrumental)
Produced by Auvil Gilchrist
Mixed by Tee Scott
US West End 12”

 

 

 

4.(-) Gilberto Gil ‘Palco’
from LP ‘Luar’
Written by Gilberto Gil
Produced by Liminha
Portuguese WEA

 

 

5.(5) Goldie Alexander ‘Show You My Love’
Produced by Tony Green
Written by Kat Dyson
Remixed by Roy B
US Chaz Ro 12”

 

 

6.(2) Lesette Wilson ‘Caveman Boogie’
From LP ‘Now That I’ve Got Your Attention’
Written by Lesette Wilson
Produced by Lesette Wilson
US Headfirst

 

 

7.(-) Kleeer ‘Taste The Music’
from LP ‘Taste The Music’
Written by Norman Durham & Woody Cunningham
Produced by Dennis King & Kleeer
US Atlantic

 

 

8.(3) Vicky D ‘This Beat Is Mine’
Written by Andre Booth
Produced by Gary R. Turnier & Andre Booth
US Sam 12”

 

 

 

9.(8) Aurra ‘Make Up Your Mind’
Written by S. Washington / C. Jones / S. Young
Produced by Steve Washington
Mixed by Steve Washington & Julian Robertson
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

10.(7) Grover Washington Jr ‘Little Black Samba’
From LP ‘Come Morning’
Written by Grover Washington Jr
Produced by Grover Washington Jr & Ralph MacDonald
US Elektra

 

 

Other big tunes included:

Brandi Wells ‘Watch Out’ 12” – Slyck ‘Bush Beat’ 12” – Xavier ‘Work That Sucker To Death’ / ‘Love Is On The One’ 12” – P Funk All-Stars ‘Hydraulic Pump Pt III’ 12” – Yvonne Gage ‘Garden On Eve’ 12” – Komiko ‘Feel Alright’ 12” – The Whispers ‘In The Raw’ / ‘Turn Me Out’ LP – Ray Barretto ‘Passtime Paradise’ LP – The Band AKA ‘Grace’ LP – Sugarhill Gang ‘Funk Box’ LP – Henderson & Whitfield ‘Dancin’ To The Beat’ 12” – Kryptic Krew ‘Jazzy Sensation’ 12” – Ednah Holt ‘Serious Sirius Space Party’ 12”.

 

MARCH ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) P Funk All Stars ‘Hydraulic Pump Pt III’
Written by George Clinton / Sylvester Stewart / Jimmy Giles / Ron Ford
Produced by George Stone & Sly Clinton
US Hump 12”

 

 

 

2.(-) Xavier ‘Work That Sucker To Death’
Written by T. Phillips / R. Harris / R Hunt Jr / J Mitchell
Produced by Terry Phillips, Rahni Harris & Ted Currier
Mixed by Terry Phillips
US Liberty 12″

 

 

3.(-) Mystic Merlin ‘Mr Magician’
From LP ‘Full Moon’
Written by Jerry Anderson
Produced by Alan Abrahams
US Capitol LP

 

 

4.(-) Was (Not Was) ‘Tell Me That I’m Dreaming’ (Souped-Up Version)
Written by D. Was / D. Was
Produced by Don Was, David Was & Jack Tann
US Island / ZE 12”

 

 

 

5.(3) Stone ‘Time’ (Instrumental)
Written by Auvil Gilchrist / Daniel Terry
Produced by Auvil Gilchrist
Mixed by Tee Scott
US West End 12”

 

 

6.(-) Rafael Cameron ‘Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya’ (Instrumental)
Written by R. Muller
Procuced by Randy Muller
Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

7.(1) Oneness Of Juju ‘Every Way But Loose’
Written by Plunky Nkabinde
Produced by Plunky Nkabinde & Muzi Nkabinde
US Sutra 12”

 

 

 

8.(-) Electrik Funk ‘On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)’
Written by E. Matthew / M. Watson
Produced & Mixed by Eric Matthew & Darryl Payne
US Prelude 12”

 

 

 

9.(-) War ‘You Got The Power’
Written by H. Brown / H. Scott / J. Goldstein / L. Oskar / L. Rabb / S. Allen
Produced by Jerry Goldstein & Lonnie Jordan
US RCA 12”

 

 

 

10.(-) Sharon Brown ‘I Specialize In Love’
Written by Golden / Scher
Produced by Eddie O’Loughlin
Mixed by Tee Scott
US Profile 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Komiko ‘Feel Alright’ 12” – Touch ‘Keep On’ 12” – Maxine Singleton ‘Don’t You Love It’ 12” – Kleeer ‘Taste The Music’ / ‘Wall To Wall’ LP – Roy Ayers ‘Our Time Is Coming’ / ‘Turn Me Loose’ LP – Savanna ‘Never Let You Go’ 12” – The Band A.K.A ‘Grace’ LP  – Brass Construction ‘Can You See The Light’ 12” –  Don Latarski ‘Beginning Song’ LP – Kasso ‘Walkman’ LP – Rah Band ‘Funk Me Down To Rio / Winter Love’ 12” – Universal Robot Band ‘Barely Breaking Even’ 12” – Michael Wycoff ‘Still Got The Magic’ 12” – Goldie Alexander ‘Show You My Love’ 12” – Patrice Rushen ‘Forget Me Nots’ 12” – Pleasure ‘Sending My Love’ 12”

 

 APRIL ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(8) Electrik Funk ‘On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)’ (Instrumental)
Written by E. Matthew / M. Watson
Produced & Mixed by Eric Matthew & Darryl Payne
US Prelude 12”

 

 

2.(-) Savanna ‘Never Let You Go’
Written by Osbourne / Jacobs / Robinson / Durrant
Produced by Joe Williams
Mixed by Tony Swain & Steve Jolley
UK R&B 12”

 

 

3.(-) Patrice Rushen ‘Forget Me Nots’
Written by P. Rushen / F. Washington / T. McFadden
Produced by Charles Mims Jnr & Patrice Rushen
US Elektra 12”

 

 

 

4.(3) Mystic Merlin ‘Mr Magician’
From LP ‘Full Moon’
Written by Jerry Anderson
Produced by Alan Abrahams
US Capitol

 

 

5.(-) Universal Robot Band ‘Barely Breaking Even’ (Instrumental)
Written by Leroy Burgess / James Calloway / Sonny T. Davenport
Produced by Greg Carmichael
Mixed by John Morales
US Moonglow 12”

 

 

6.(10) Sharon Brown ‘I Specialize In Love’
Written by Golden / Scher
Produced by Eddie O’Loughlin
Mixed by Tee Scott
US Profile 12”

 

 

7.(-) B.B.C.S & A Band ‘Rock Shock’
Written by A. Booth / K. Christian / R. Butler
Produced by Gary R. Turnier & B.B.C.S. & A
Mixed by Gary R. Turnier, B.B.C.S. & A & Mark Berry
US Sam 12”

 

 

8.(-) Gwen Guthrie ‘It Should Have Been You’
Written by Darryl Thompson
Produced by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare & Steven Stanley
Mixed by Larry Levan
US Island 12”

 

 

9.(6) Rafael Cameron ‘Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya’ (Instrumental)
Written by R. Muller
Produced by Randy Muller
Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

10.(-) Peech Boys ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ (Dub Mix)
Written by Peech Boys / R. Bernard Fowler
Produced by Levan / deBenedictus
US West End 12”

 

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Brass Construction ‘Can You See The Light’ 12” – Touchdown ‘Ease Your Mind’ (US Remix) 12” – Foreal People ‘Love Begins With You’ (Instrumental) – Patrick Booth ‘Dance All Night’ 12” – Fat Larry’s Band ‘Act Like You Know’ / ‘Be My Lady’ LP – Xavier ‘Work That Sucker To Death’ / ‘Love Is’ 12” – Michelle Wallace ‘Tee’s Right’ 12” – P Funk All Stars ‘Hydraulic Pump Pt III’ 12” – Patrice Rushen ‘Number One’ LP – Pleasure ‘Sending My Love’ 12” – Maxine Singleton ‘Don’t You Love It’ 12” – War ‘You Got The Power’ 12”

 

MAY ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Patrice Rushen ‘Number One’
From LP ‘Straight From The Heart’
Written by Patrice Rushen
Produced by Charles Mims Jnr & Patrice Rushen
US Elektra

 

 

2.(-) The Temptations Featuring Rick James ‘Standing On The Top’
From LP ‘Reunion’
Written by Rick James
Produced & Arranged by Rick James
US Gordy

 

 

3.(-) Sinnamon ‘Thanks To You’ (Instrumental / Fierce Reprise)
Written by E. Matthew / D.Payne / K. Diamond)
Produced by Darryl Payne & Eric Matthew
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Becket 12”

 

 

4.(10) Peech Boys ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ (Dub Mix)
Written by Peech Boys / R. Bernard Fowler
Produced by Levan / deBenedictus
US West End 12”

 

 

 

5.(8) Gwen Guthrie ‘It Should Have Been You’
Written by Darryl Thompson
Produced by Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare & Steven Stanley
Mixed by Larry Levan
US Island 12”

 

 

6.(-) Foreal People ‘Love Begins With You’ (Instrumental)
Written by T.Wallace & J. Shinetti
Produced by T&T Enterprises Unlimited
Mixed by Philip Goldstein
US Tropique 12”

 

 

7.(7) B.B.C.S & A Band ‘Rock Shock’
Written by A. Booth / K. Christian / R. Butler
Produced by Gary R. Turnier & B.B.C.S. & A
Mixed by Gary R. Turnier, B.B.C.S. & A & Mark Berry
US Sam 12”

 

 

8.(3) Patrice Rushen ‘Forget Me Nots’
Written by P. Rushen / F. Washington / T. McFadden
Produced by Charles Mims Jnr & Patrice Rushen
US Elektra 12”

 

 

 

9.(-) Linda Taylor ‘You And Me Just Started’
Written by C. Palmer / L. Taylor
Produced by Chris Palmer
UK Groove 12”

 

 

 

10.(-) Cameo ‘Just Be Yourself’
From LP ‘Alligator Woman’
Written by C. Singleton / L. Blackmon / T. Jenkins
Produced by Larry Blackmon
US Chocolate City

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Richie Family ‘I’ll Do My Best’ 12” – Michael Wycoff ‘Looking Up To You’ LP – Touchdown ‘Ease Your Mind’ (US Remix) 12” – Fat Larry’s Band ‘Act Like You Know’ / ‘Be My Lady’ LP – Electrik Funk ‘On A Journey (I Sing The Funk Electric)’ (Instrumental) 12” – Ago ‘You Make Me Do It’ 12” – Mass Production ‘Inner City’ LP –  Universal Robot Band ‘Barely Breaking Even’ 12” – Electra ‘Feels Good’ (Instrumental) – D’Llegance ‘Chanson D’Llegance’ 12”

 

JUNE ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(3) Sinnamon ‘Thanks To You’ (Instrumental / Fierce Reprise)
Written by E. Matthew / D.Payne / K. Diamond)
Produced by Darryl Payne & Eric Matthew
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Becket 12”

 

 

2.(-) Electra ‘Feels Good (Carrots & Beets)’ (Instrumental)
Written by F. Falsini / T. Butler
Produced by Franco Falsini & Sergio Cossa
US Emergency 12”

 

 

 

3.(-) Odyssey ‘Inside Out’
Written by J.Rae
Produced by Jimmy Douglass
US RCA 12”

 

 

 

4.(-) Al McCall ‘Hard Times’
Written by Arlene / Hill / McCall
Produced by Al McCall
Co-Produced / Mixed by Tee Scott
US West End 12”

 

 

5.(9) Linda Taylor ‘You And Me Just Started’
Written by C. Palmer / L. Taylor
Produced by Chris Palmer
UK Groove 12”

 

 

 

6.(-) Touchdown ‘Ease Your Mind’ (US Remix)
Written by A. Braithwithe / S. Vincent / P.Harmsworth / D.Borg
Produced by Nigel Wright
Additional Production / Remix by Arthur Baker & Cosmo Wyatt
US Streetwise 12”

 

 

7.(-) Atlantis ‘Keep On Movin’ And Groovin’ (Instrumental)
Written by Royal Bayyan
Produced by Royal Bayyan
Mixed by Tee Scott
US Chaz Ro 12”

 

 

8.(-) High Fashion ‘Feelin’ Lucky Lately’
Written by Romani / Malavasi / Thornton)
Produced by Jacques Fred Petrus & Mauro Malavasi
US Capitol 12”

 

 

 

9.(-) Larry Graham ‘Sooner Or Later’ (Instrumental)
Written by L. Graham
Produced by Larry Graham
US Warner Bros. 12”

 

 

 

10.(2) The Temptations Featuring Rick James ‘Standing On The Top’
From LP ‘Reunion’
Written by Rick James
Produced & Arranged by Rick James
US Gordy

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

D’Llegance ‘Chanson D’Llegance’ 12” – Richie Family ‘I’ll Do My Best’ 12” – Rick James  ‘Dance Wit’ Me 12” – Felix & Jarvis ‘Flamethrower Rap’  (Instrumental) 12” – Kid Creole & The Coconuts ‘I’m Corrupt’ LP – Candela ‘Love You Madly’ 12” – Peech Boys ‘Don’t Make Me Wait’ (Dub Mix) 12” – Change ‘The Very Best In You’ 12” – Fonda Rae ‘Over Like A Fat Rat’ 12” – Patrice Rushen ‘Number One’ LP – Ago ‘You Make Me Do It’ 12” – Howard Johnson ‘So Fine’ 12” – The Armed Gang ‘All I Want’ 12” – Shock ‘Electrophonic Phunk’ 12” – Michael Wycoff ‘Looking Up To You’ LP

 

JULY ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier and Legend (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Howard Johnson ‘So Fine’

Written by Kashif
Produced by Kashif / Paul Lawrence Jones / Morrie Brown
Mixed by Steve Goldman
US A&M 12”

 

2.(9) Larry Graham ‘Sooner Or Later’ (Instrumental)
Written by L. Graham
Produced by Larry Graham
US Warner Bros. 12”

 

 

3.(-) Gunchback Boogie Band ‘Funn’ (Instrumental)
Written by V. Jackson / A. Bayyan / M. Muhammed / T. Johnson / I. Ross
Produced & Arranged by Adil Bayyan & Amir Bayyan
US Prelude 12”

 

 

4.(-) BLT ‘Tighten It Up’
Written by J. Boyce & J. Levine
Produced by BLT
Mixed by Jonathan Fearing
US Gold Coast 12”

 

 

5.(-) Shock ‘Electrophonic Phunk’
From LP ‘Waves’
Written by R. Sause / Plass / Snyder / Noble
Produced by Marlon McClaine & Roger Sause
US Fantasy

 

 

6.(-) Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin ‘Walking On Sunshine’
Written by Eddy Grant
Produced & Arranged by Arthur Baker
Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez & Arthur Baker
US Streetwise 12”

 

 

7.(-) The Armed Gang ‘All I Want’
Written by  F. Botta / Sangy / T. Valor
Produced by Sangy Productions
Mixed by Herbert Csasznik / Tony Valor / Chris Scott
US Chaz Ro 12”

 

 

8.(-) Candela ‘Love You Madly
Written by Earl Toon Jr.
Produced by Amir Bayyan & Adil Bayyan in association with Earl Toon, Jr.
US Arista 12”

 

 

9.(2) Electra ‘Feels Good (Carrots & Beets)’ (Instrumental)
Written by F. Falsini / T. Butler
Produced by Franco Falsini & Sergio Cossa
US Emergency 12”

 

 

10.(-) David Morris ‘Saturday Night’
Written by G. Lunsford / D. Morris, Jr. / R. Meltzer
Produced by David Morris, Jr. & Roger Meltzer
Mixed by Walter Kahn & Mike Gormley
US Becket 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Deodato ‘Keep On Movin’’ / ‘Sweet Magic’ LP – The System ‘It’s Passion’ (Instrumental) – Secret Weapon ‘Must Be The Music’ LP – Al McCall ‘Hard Times’ – Atlantis ‘Keep On Movin’ And Groovin’ (Instrumental) – Salsoul Orchestra ‘Take Some Time Out’ 12” – D’Llegance ‘Chanson D’Llegance’ 12” – Sinnamon ‘Thanks To You’ (Instrumental / Fierce Reprise) 12” – Amuzement Park ‘Groove Your Blues Away’ 12” – Feel ‘Let’s Rock’ 12” – Majik ‘You Gotta Get Up’ (Instrumental) 12” – B. B. &Q Band ‘Imagination’ 12” – Rick James  ‘Dance Wit’ Me 12”

 

AUGUST ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Stars Bar (Huddersfield) & Rotters (Liverpool).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(6) Rockers Revenge Featuring Donnie Calvin ‘Walking On Sunshine’
Written by Eddy Grant
Produced & Arranged by Arthur Baker
Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez & Arthur Baker
US Streetwise 12”

 

 

2.(-) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ‘The Message’
Written by E. Fletcher / M. Glover / S. Robinson / J.Chase
Produced by Sylvia Inc. Jiggs Chase & E. Fletcher
US Sugarhill 12”

 

 

3.(-) Sharon Redd ‘Beat The Street’
From LP ‘Redd Hott’
Written By E. Matthew / D. Payne
Produced by Eric Matthew & Darryl Payne
US Prelude

 

 

4.(-) Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force ‘Planet Rock’ (Instrumental)
Written by A. Baker / J. Robie / Soul Sonic Force)
Produced & Mixed by Arthur Baker
US Tommy Boy 12”

 

 

5.(-) The System ‘It’s Passion’ (Instrumental)
Written by David Frank / Mic Murphy
Produced by David Frank & Mic Murphy
US Mirage 12”

 

 

6.(-) Aretha Franklin ‘Jump To It’
Written by Luther Vandross & Marcus Miller
Produced by Luther Vandross
US Arista 12”

 

 

7.(-) Secret Weapon ‘Music Be The Music’ (Mastermix)
From LP ‘98.7 Kiss FM Mastermixes’
Written by M. Blackmon & J. Prister
Produced by C. A. Polk & Secret Weapon
Mastermix by Shep Pettibone
US Prelude

 

8.(-) Amuzement Park ‘Groove Your Blues Away’
Written by Paul Richmond / Darryl Ellis / Dunn Pearson, Jr.
Produced by Dunn Pearson, Jr.
US Our Gang Entertainment 12”

 

 

9.(-) B. B. & Q Band ‘Imagination’
Written by Kea Williams
Produced by Jacques Fred Petrus
US Capitol 12”

 

 

10.(-) Evelyn King ‘Love Come Down
Written by Kashif
Produced by Morrie Brown
US RCA 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Howard Johnson ‘Keepin’ Love New’ / ‘Say You Wanna’ LP – Eddie Murphy ‘Boogie In Your Butt’ 12” – Wanda Walden ‘I Must Be Dreamin’’ 12” – Gunchback Boogie Band ‘Funn’ (Instrumental) – Dunn & Bruce Street ‘Shout For Joy’ 12” – Jamaica Girls ‘Rock The Beat’ (Instrumental) 12” – Feel ‘Let’s Rock’ 12” – Richard Jon Smith ‘Don’t Go Walkin’ Out That Door’ – Bloodstone ‘My Love Grows Stronger’ LP – Shock ‘Electrophonic Phunk’ 12” – Zapp ‘Dance Floor’ LP – Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame ‘Way Out’ 12” – Howard Johnson ‘So Fine’ 12” – Deodato ‘Keep On Movin’’ / ‘Sweet Magic’ LP – BLT ‘Tighten It Up’ 12”

 

SEPTEMBER ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend & The Exit (Manchester), Stars Bar (Huddersfield) & Rotters (Liverpool).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Sharon Redd ‘Beat The Street’ (Instrumental Remix)
Written by E. Matthew / D. Payne
Produced by Eric Matthew & Darryl Payne
Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Prelude 12”

 

 

2.(-) Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame ‘Way Out’
Written by Steve Arrington / Sam Carter
Produced by Steve Arrington Co-Produced by Charles Carter
US Konglather 12”

 

 

 

3.(-) Raw Silk ‘Do It To The Music’
Written by Ron Dean Miller / Bert Reid
Produced & Arranged by Ron Dean Miller
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US West End 12”

 

 

4.(-) B.T. (Brenda Taylor) ‘You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too’
Written by R. Cobb / C. Dyson / S. Sanford
Produced by C. Dyson / D. Clayton
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US West End 12”

 

 

5.(-) Richard Jon Smith ‘Don’t Go Walkin’ Out That Door’
Written by R. J. Smith / J.Weinstein / J. Bithorn
Produced by John Kongos
UK Jive 12”

 

 

 

6.(-) Eddie Murphy ‘Boogie In Your Butt’
Written by D. Wolfert / E. Murphy
Produced by David Wolfert
US Columbia 12”

 

 

 

7.(10) Evelyn King ‘Love Come Down’
Written by Kashif
Produced by Morrie Brown
US RCA 12”

 

 

 

8.(-) Melba Moore ‘Love’s Comin’ At Ya’
Written by Paul Lawrence Jones III
Produced & Arranged by Paul Lawrence Jones III
Assistant Producers: Kashif & Morrie Brown
US EMI America 12”

 

 

9.(-) Mike & Brenda Sutton ‘Don’t Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me)’
Written by Mike & Brenda Sutton
Produced & Arranged by Mike & Brenda Sutton
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Sam 12”

 

 

10.(-) Nighthawk ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ (Souped-Up Instrumental Version)
Written by Frankie Sullivan / Jim Peterik
Produced by Bruce Nazarian & Jerry Q. Jones
Mixed by Bruce Nazarian, Jerry Q. Jones, Ken Collier & Warren D. Woods Jr.
Canadian Quality 12”

 

Other big tunes this month:

Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force ‘Planet Rock’ (Instrumental) 12” – Klein & MBO ‘Dirty Talk’ (USA Connection Instrumental) – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ‘The Message’ 12” – New Jersey Connection ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ 12” – The Bang Gang ‘Fill Me Up’ 12” – Rockers Revenge ‘Walking On Sunshine’ 12” – Wanda Walden ‘I Must Be Dreamin’’ 12” – Gary’s Gang ‘Knock Me Out’ 12” – The Jonzun Crew ‘Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)’ (Instrumental) 12”  – P Funk All-Stars ‘It’s Too Funky In Here’ 7” – Touché ‘Wrap It Up’ 12” – The Limit ‘She’s So Divine’ 12”

 

OCTOBER ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend & The Exit (Manchester), Stars Bar (Huddersfield) & Rotters (Liverpool).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Klein & MBO ‘Dirty Talk’ (USA Connection Instrumental)
Written by M. Boncaldo & T. Carrasco
Produced by Annunziata S
Italian Zanza 12”

 

 

 

2.(-) Q ‘The Voice Of Q’ (Instrumental)
Written by Bruce Weeden & Michael Forte
Produced by Q
US Philly World 12”

 

 

 

3.(-) Planet Patrol ‘Rock At Your Own Risk’
Written by A. Baker & J. Robie
Produced, Arranged & Mixed by Arthur Baker & François Kevorkian
Co-Produced by John Robie
US Tommy Boy 12”

 

 

4.(-) Extra T’s ‘E.T. Boogie’ (Instrumental)
Written by H. Stone & F. Stonewall
Produced by F.H.L. Productions
US Sunnyview 12”

 

 

 

5.(1) Sharon Redd ‘Beat The Street’ (Instrumental Remix)
Written by E. Matthew / D. Payne
Produced by Eric Matthew & Darryl Payne
Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Prelude 12”

 

 

6.(-) George Clinton ‘Loopzilla’
Written by George Clinton
Produced by George Clinton
US Capitol 12”

 

 

 

7.(3) Raw Silk ‘Do It To The Music’
Written by Ron Dean Miller / Bert Reid
Produced & Arranged by Ron Dean Miller
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US West End 12”

 

 

8.(-) Bootsy Collins ‘Body Slam’
Written by Bootsy Collins & Joel Johnson
Produced by Bootsy Collins
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Warner Bros. 12”

 

 

9.(-) Warp 9 ‘Nunk’ (Instrumental)
Written by Lotti Golden & Richard Scher
Produced by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, Lotti Golden & Richard Scher
Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
US Prism 12”

 

 

10.(-) Tyrone Brunson ‘The Smurf’
Writen by O. Redding III
Produced by A Redlock Production
Mixed by Tony Humphrey
US Believe In A Dream 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Bobby Nunn ‘She’s Just A Groupie’ LP – The New Jersey Connection ‘Love Don’t Come Easy’ 12”  – The Jonzun Crew ‘Pack Jam (Look Out For The OVC)’ (Instrumental) 12” – The Bang Gang ‘Fill Me Up’ 12” – The Jammers ‘And You Know That’ 12” – Gary’s Gang ‘Knock Me Out’ 12” –12”  – Freda Payne ‘In Motion’ 12” – Rockers Revenge ‘Sunshine Partytime’ 12”– B.T. (Brenda Taylor) ‘You Can’t Have Your Cake And Eat It Too’ 12” – Whodini ‘Magic’s Wand’ (Special Extended Mix) 12” – Mike & Brenda Sutton ‘Don’t Let Go Of Me (Grip My Hips And Move Me)’ 12” – Greg Henderson ‘Dreamin’’ 12”

 

NOVEMBER ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Exit (Manchester) & The Stars Bar (Huddersfield).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Whodini ‘Magic’s Wand’ (Special Extended Mix)
Written by Thomas Dolby / J. Hutchins / J. Rivas
Produced by Thomas Dolby
Mixed by Tee Scott
US Jive 12”

 

 

2.(-) Willie Hutch ‘In And Out’
Written by Willie Hutch
Produced by Willie Hutch
US Motown 12”

 

 

 

3.(4) Extra T’s ‘E.T. Boogie’ (Instrumental)
Written by H. Stone & F. Stonewall
Produced by F.H.L. Productions
US Sunnyview 12”

 

 

 

4.(-) S.O.S. Band ‘High Hopes’
Written by J. Harris / T. Lewis
Produced by Ricky Sylvers & Gene Dozier
US Tabu Records

 

 

 

5.(-) The Jammers ‘And You Know That’ (Dub Version)
Written by Richie Weeks / Augustus Temple
Produced by Richie Weeks
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

6.(-) Stone ‘Girl I Like The Way You Move’ (Dub Mix)
Written by A. Gilchrist / D. Terry / D.Howard / R. Nembward
Produced by Auvil Gilchrist
Addition Production & Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US West End 12”

 

 

7.(-) Marvin Gaye ‘Sexual Healing’
Written by M. Gaye / O. Brown
Produced by Marvin Gaye
US Columbia 12”

 

 

 

8.(9) Warp 9 ‘Nunk’ (Instrumental)
Written by Lotti Golden & Richard Scher
Produced by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, Lotti Golden & Richard Scher
Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
US Prism 12”

 

 

9.(10) Tyrone Brunson ‘The Smurf’
Writen by O. Redding III
Produced by A Redlock Production
Mixed by Tony Humphrey
US Believe In A Dream 12”

 

 

10.(-) Orbit ‘The Beat Goes On’ (Lunar Mix)
Written by Bono
Produced by Don Was, John Lewis & Jack Tann
Mixed by Don Was & Ken Collier
Canadian Quality 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

George Clinton ‘Loopzilla’ 12” – Montana Sextet ‘Heavy Vibes’ 12”  – Planet Patrol ‘Rock At Your Own Risk’ 12” – Gwen McCrae ‘Keep The Fire Burning’ 12” – Skyy ‘Won’t You Be Mine’ 12” – Yvonne Brown ‘I’m Goin’ Down’ 12” – Q ‘The Voice Of Q’ (Instrumental) 12” – Bootsy Collins ‘Body Slam’ 12” – Billy Griffin ‘Hold Me Tighter In The Rain’ 12” – Melba Moore ‘Underlove’ LP – Klein & MBO ‘Dirty Talk’ (USA Connection Instrumental) 12” – Riuichi Sakamoto ‘Riot In Lagos’ 12” – Bobby Nunn ‘She’s Just A Groupie’ LP – Malcolm McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team ‘Buffalo Gals’ 12”

 

DECEMBER ’82

Compiled from his record lists of the time.

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Exit (Manchester) & The Stars Bar (Huddersfield).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde ‘The Challenge’
Written by Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Produced & Mixed by Eric Matthew
US Profile 12”

 

 

 

2.(- ) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ‘Scorpio’
Written by Furious Five
Produced by Sylvia Inc. & Jigsaw Productions
UK Sugar Hill Records

 

 

 

3.(-) Malcolm McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team ‘Buffalo Gals’
Written by McLaren / Dudley / Horn
Produced by Trevor Horn
UK Charisma 12”

 

 

4.(-) Montana Sextet ‘Heavy Vibes’ (Club Mix)
Written by V. Montana Jr.
Produced by Vincent Montana Jr.
Mixed by Paul Simpson
US Philly Sound Works 12”

 

 

5.(10) Orbit ‘The Beat Goes On’ (Lunar Mix)
Written by Bono
Produced by Don Was, John Lewis & Jack Tann
Mixed by Don Was & Ken Collier
Canadian Quality 12”

 

 

6.(-) Indeep ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’
Written by Mike Cleveland
Produced by Mike Cleveland & Reggie Thompson
Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Sound Of New York 12”

 

 

7.(-) Toney Lee ‘Reach Up’ (Dub Mix)
Written by E. Matthew / T. Lee
Produced by Eric Matthew
Mixed by Nick Chiusano
US Radar 12”

 

 

8.(-) Wreckin’ Crew ‘Chance To Dance’
Written by M. Avery & W. Crosby
Produced by the Crew & J. Porter
US Erect 12”

 

 

 

9.(1) Whodini ‘Magic’s Wand (Special Extended Mix)
Written by Thomas Dolby / J. Hutchins / J. Rivas
Produced by Thomas Dolby
Mixed by Tee Scott
US Jive 12”

 

 

10.(-) Man Parrish ‘Hip Hop Be-Bop (Don’t Stop)’
Written by M. Parrish / J. Robie / R.A. Rodriguez
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez & Man Parrish
US Importe / 12 12”

 

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Prince Charles & The City Beat Band ‘Jungle Stomp’ 12” – Nairobi & The Awesome Foursome ‘Funky Soul Makossa’ 12”  – Gwen McCrae ‘Keep The Fire Burning’  12” – Stone ‘Girl I Like The Way You Move’ (Dub Mix) 12” – Melle Mel & Duke Bootee ‘Message II (Survival ) 12” – Reggie Griffin & Technofunk ‘Mirda Rock’ (Instrumental)  12” – Aurra ‘Such A Feeling’ (Parts 2 & 3) 12” – Billy Griffin ‘Hold Me Tighter In The Rain’ 12” – Rod ‘Just Keep On Walking’ (Instrumental) – Michelle Wallace ‘Jazzy Rhythm’  12” – Sandy Kerr ‘Thug Rock’ (Chimental Mix) – The Webboes ‘Under The Wear’ – Riuichi Sakamoto ‘Riot In Lagos’ 12” – Man Parrish ‘Techno Trax’ LP – I Level ‘Give Me’ (US Remix 12”)

 

JANUARY ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Exit (Manchester) & The Stars Bar (Huddersfield)

Listen to the full rundown here:

Indeep 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life1.(6) Indeep ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’
Written by Mike Cleveland
Produced by Mike Cleveland & Reggie Thompson
Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Sound Of New York 12”

 

 

Man Parrish 'Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)' (Disconet)2.(10)Man Parrish ‘Hip Hop Be-Bop (Don’t Stop)’ (Extended Edit)
Written by M. Parrish / J. Robie / R.A. Rodriguez
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez & Man Parrish
Mixed by Jose ‘Animal’ Diaz
US Disconet DJ Only 12” (original label Importe / 12)

 

 

Melle Mel & Duke Bootee 'Message II (Survival)'3.(-)Melle Mel & Duke Bootee ‘Message II (Survival)’
Written by S.Robinson / M.Glover / J. Robinson Jr
Produced by Sylvia Inc
US Sugarhill 12”

 

 

 

The Webboes 'Under The Wear' (Webboe Mix)4.(-)The Webboes ‘Under The Wear’ (Webboe Mix)
Written by Andre P. Booth
Produced by Daniel Glass & Andre P. Booth
US Sam 12”

 

 

 

Toney Lee 'Reach Up' (Dub Mix)5.(7) Toney Lee ‘Reach Up’ (Dub Mix)
Written by E. Matthew / T. Lee
Produced by Eric Matthew
Mixed by Nick Chiusano
US Radar 12”

 

 

Sandy Kerr 'Thug Rock' (Chimental Mix)6.(-)Sandy Kerr ‘Thug Rock’ (Chimental Mix)
Written by George Kerr & Reggie Griffin
Produced & Arranged by George Kerr & Reggie Griffin
Mixed by Sergio Munzibai & John Morales
US Catawba 12”

 

 

Rod 'Just Keep On Walking' (Instrumental)7.(-)Rod ‘Just Keep On Walking’ (Instrumental)
Written by Roch Niangandoumou
Produced by Roy B
Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Prelude 12”

 

 

Klein & MBO 'Wonderful' (Instrumental)8.(-)Klein & MBO ‘Wonderful’ (Instrumental)
Written by M. Boncaldo & T. Carrasco
Produced by M. Boncaldo & T. Carrasco
Mixed by Mario Boncaldo
US Atlantic 12”

 

 

Man Parrish 'Techno Trax'9.(-) Man Parrish ‘Techno Trax’
From LP ‘Man Parrish’
Written by M. Parrish
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez
US Importe / 12

 

 

Prince Charles & The City Beat Band 'The Jungle Stomp'10.(-)Prince Charles & The City Beat Band ‘The Jungle Stomp’
Written by Tony Rose & Charles Alexander
Produced by T. Rose & C. Alexander
Mixed by Tony Rose & Prince Charles
US MJS 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Ex Tras ‘Haven’t Been Funked Enough’  12” – I Level ‘Give Me’ (US Remix) 12”  – Wreckin’ Crew ‘Chance To Dance’  12” – Aurra ‘Such A Feeling (Parts 2 & 3) 12” – Central Line ‘Nature Boy’ 12” – Vanity 6 ‘Nasty, Nasty Girls’ 12” – Cashmere ‘Do It Anyway You Wanna’ 12” – The Jonzun Crew ‘Space Is The Place’ (Instrumental) – Reggie Griffin & Technofunk ‘Mirda Rock’ (Instrumental) 12” – Krome ‘Get On Up’ (Instrumental) – The System ‘You Are In My System’ 12” – Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde ‘The Challenge’ (Instrumental) 12”

 

FEBRUARY ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Exit (Manchester) & The Bowling Green (Charnock Richard)

Listen to the full rundown here:

Cashmere 'Do It Anyway You Wanna'

1.(-) Cashmere ‘Do It Anyway You Wanna’

Written by Nick Martinelli / B.L. Hudson / Daryl Burgee
Produced by Nick Martinelli & Bruce Weeden
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Philly World 12”

 

 

Johnny Chingas 'Phone Home'2.(-) Jonny Chingas ‘Phone Home’
Written by R. Garcia
Produced by Jonny Chingas
US Columbia 12”

 

 

 

The Gap Band 'Outstanding'3.(-) The Gap Band ‘Outstanding’
Written by L. Simmons / R. Calhoun / C. Wilson
Produced by Lonnie Simmons
US Total Experience 12”

 

 

 

Sandy Kerr 'Thug Rock' (Chimental Mix)4.(6) Sandy Kerr ‘Thug Rock’ (Chimental Mix)
Written by Sandy Kerr
Produced by George Kerr & Reggie Griffin
Mixed by Sergio Munzibai & John Morales
US Catawba 12”

 

 

Class Action Featuring Chris Wiltshire 'Weekend'5.(-) Class Action Featuring Chris Wiltshire ‘Weekend’
Written by Leroy Burgess & James Calloway
Produced by Bob & Lola Blank
Mixed by Larry Levan
US Sleeping Bag 12”

 

 

Charades 'Gimme The Funk'6.(-) Charades ‘Gimme The Funk’
Written by R. Shear & L. Golden
Produced by R. Alexander, R. Shear & L. Golden
Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez & R.Alexander
US Brunswick 12”

 

 

Vanity 6 'Nasty, Nasty Girls'7.(-) Vanity 6 ‘Nasty, Nasty Girls’
Written by Vanity
Produced & Arranged by The Starr Company & Vanity 6
US Hot Tracks 12”

 

 

 

Indeep 'Last Night A DJ Saved My Life8.(1) Indeep ‘Last Night A DJ Saved My Life’
Written by Mike Cleveland
Produced by Mike Cleveland & Reggie Thompson
Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Sound Of New York 12”

 

 

Jazzy Dee 'Get On Up'9.(-) Jazzy Dee ‘Get On Up’
Written by Darren Williams
Produced by Stan Dixon
US Laurie 12”

 

 

 

David Joseph 'You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me)'10.(-) David Joseph ‘You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)’
Written by D. Joseph
Produced by Godwin Logie
UK Island 12”

 

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Man Parrish ‘Hip Hop Be-Bop (Don’t Stop)’ (Extended Edit) 12” – Kashif ‘I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)’ 12”– I Level ‘Give Me’ (US Remix) 12”  – Central Line ‘Nature Boy’  12” – Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force ‘Looking For The Perfect Beat’ (Instrumental) 12” – The Salsoul Orchestra, The ‎– Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)’ 12” – The Webboes ‘Under The Wear’ (Webboe Mix) 12” – Convertion ‘Sweet Thing’  12” – Pure Energy ‘Spaced Out’ (Party Mix) 12” – The Micronawts ‘(I Can Do It…You Can Do It) Letzmusph Acrossdasurf’ 12” – C Bank ‘One More Time’ – Starshine ‘All I Need Is You’ 12” – The Jonzun Crew ‘Space Is The Place’ (Instrumental) 12” – Ex Tras ‘Haven’t Been Funked Enough’  12”

 

MARCH ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Exit (Manchester) & The Bowling Green (Charnock Richard)

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) The Salsoul Orchestra ‘Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)’
Written by V. Montana Jr
Produced by Vince Montana Jr
Mixed & Additional Production by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

2.(10) David Joseph ‘You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)’
Written by D. Joseph
Produced by Godwin Logie
UK Island 12″

 

 

 

3.(5) Class Action Featuring Chris Wiltshire ‘Weekend’
Written by Leroy Burgess & James Calloway
Produced by Bob & Lola Blank
Mixed by Larry Levan
US Sleeping Bag 12”

 

 

4.(-) Pure Energy ‘Spaced Out’ (Party Mix)
Written by C. Hudson & L. Stevens
Produced by Curtis Hudson
Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
US Prism 12”

 

 

5.(9) Jazzy Dee ‘Get On Up’
Written by Darren Williams
Produced by Stan Dixon
US Laurie 12”

 

 

 

6.(-) C.O.D. ‘In The Bottle’
Written by Gil Scott-Heron
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez
Mixed by Raul A. Rodriguez & Mark Berry
US Emergency 12”

 

 

7.(-) Kashif ‘I Just Gotta Have You (Lover Turn Me On)’
Written by Kashif
Produced by Kashif & Morrie Brown
Mixed by Steve Goldman
US Arista 12”

 

 

8.(-) Convertion ‘Sweet Thing’
Written by Leroy Burgess
Produced by Greg Carmichael
Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
US Vanguard 12”

 

 

9.(-) Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame ‘Nobody Can Be You’
From LP ‘Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame 1’
Written by Steve Arrington & Charles Carter
Produced by Steve Arrington & Jimmy Douglass
US Atlantic

 

 

10.(-) Glenn Jones ‘I Am Somebody’
Written by K. Gardner
Produced by Robert Wright
Mixed by Wright / Brauer
US RCA 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Visual ‘The Music Got Me’ (Instrumental) 12” –12”– Chocolate Milk ‘Who’s Getting It Now’ (Instrumental) 12”  – Starshine ‘All I Need Is You’ 12” – R.P Band ‘You Are In My System’  12” – Charades ‘Gimme The Funk’ 12” – The Gap Band ‘Outstanding’ 12” – The System ‘Sweat’ / ‘Stand Up And Cheer’ LP  – The New Harlem Funk ‘Ask The Boss’ 12” – Cashmere ‘Do It Anyway You Wanna’ 12” – Richard Jon Smith ‘Baby’s Got Another’ (Dub Version) 12” – Aural Exciters ‘Chinese Rap’ 12” – Jerry Knight ‘Nothing Can Hold Us Back’ LP – Jonny Chingas ‘Phone Home’ 12”

 

APRIL ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester) and The Exit (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

Visual 'The Music Got Me' (Instrumental)

1.(-) Visual ‘The Music Got Me’ (Instrumental)
Written by B. Jarvis & J. Smith
Produced by Boyd Jarvis
Co-Produced by Timmy Regisford
Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Prelude 12”

 

 

C.O.D. 'In The Bottle' (Disconet)2.(6) C.O.D. ‘In The Bottle’ (Extended Edit)
Written by Gil Scott-Heron
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez
Mixed by Raul A. Rodriguez & Mark Berry
US Disconet DJ Only 12” (original label Emergency)

 

 

Fatback 'IsThisThe Future' LP3.(-) Fatback ‘Is This The Future?’
From LP ‘Is This The Future?’
Written by Gerry Thomas
Produced by Bill Curtis & Gerry Thomas
US Spring

 

 

Chocolate Milk 'Who's Getting It Now' (Instrumental)4.(-) Chocolate Milk ‘Who’s Getting It Now’ (Instrumental)
Written by A. Jones / M. Toles / Chocolate Milk
Produced by Allen A. Jones
Mixed by Tee Scott
US RCA 12”

 

 

The Jonzun Crew 'We Are The Jonzun Crew' (Disconet)5.(-)Jonzun Crew ‘We Are The Jonzun Crew’ (Extended Edit)
Written by M. Jonzun & M. Starr
Produced by Michael Jonzun
Mixed by Michael Jonzun / Jose ‘Animal’ Diaz / T. Silverman
US Disconet DJ Only 12” (original label Tommy Boy)

 

 

52nd Street 'Twice As Nice'6.(-) 52nd Street ‘Twice As Nice’
Written by 52nd Street
Produced by Donald Johnson
Mixed by Oz
Belgian Factory Benelux 12”

 

 

Advance 'Take Me To The Top'7.(-)Advance ‘Take Me To The Top’
Written by D. Raimondi / Abacab / I. Spagne / L. Wesley / W. Patterson
Produced & Mixed by D. Raimondi & A. Ugolini
Italian X-Energy 12”

 

 

 

Bar-Kays 'She Talks To Me With Her Body'8.(-) Bar-Kays ‘She Talks To Me With Her Body’
Written by Bar-Kays / A. Jones / M. Toles
Produced by Allen A. Jones
US Mercury 12”

 

 

 

R.P. Band 'You Are In My System' (Promo)9.(-)R.P. Band ‘You Are In My System’
Written by Mic Murphy & David Frank
Produced by Robert Palmer
UK Island 12” Promo

 

 

 

Run-D.M.C. 'It's Like That' (Instrumental)

10.(-) Run-D.M.C. ‘It’s Like That’ (Instrumental)
Written by L. Smith / J.Simmons / D. McDaniels
Produced by Russell Simmons & Larry Smith
Mixed by Kurtis Blow & Elai Tubo
US Profile 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Warp 9 ‘Light Years Away’ (Dub Version) 12” –12”– The Salsoul Orchestra ‘Ooh, I Love It (Love Break)’ 12” – Vincent Montana Orchestra ‘Paul’s Happy’ 12” – D Train ‘Music’ (Instrumental) 12” – Class Action ‘Weekend’ 12” – Glenn Jones ‘I Am Somebody’ 12” – Whodini ‘The Haunted House Of Rock’ (Instrumental) 12” – Aural Exciters ‘Chinese Rap’ 12” – Tony McKenzie ‘Ha Chica’ 12”– Shirley Lites ‘Heat You Up (Melt You Down)’ (Melt Down Mix) 12” – Steve Arrington’s Hall Of Fame ‘Nobodby Can Be You’ LP – Ingram ‘DJ’s Delight’ / ‘Smoothin’ Groovin’’ 12” – Richard Jon Smith ‘Baby’s Got Another’ (Dub Version) 12”

 

MAY ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester) & Berties (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

Brass Construction 'Walkin' The Line'1.(-) Brass Construction ‘Walkin’ The Line’
Written by Randy Muller
Produced by Randy Muller
US Capitol 12”

 

 

 

D Train 'Music' (Instrumental)2.(-) D Train ‘Music’ (Instrumental)
Written H. Eaves III & J. Williams
Produced by Hubert Eaves III
Mixed by François Kevorkian & Hubert Eaves III
US Prelude 12”

 

 

3.(-) Mtume ‘Juicy Fruit’
Written by J. Mtume
Produced by James Mtume
Mixed by James Mtume / Reggie Thompson / Scott Folks
US Epic 12”

 

 

4.(-) Booker Newbury III ‘Love Town’
Written by Bobby Eli & Len Barry
Produced by Eli & Park Place Productions
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Boardwalk Records

 

 

5.(-) Ingram ‘DJ’s Delight’
Written by James M. Ingram’
Produced by Ingram
US Mirage 12”

 

 

 

6.(10) Run-D.M.C. ‘It’s Like That’ (Instrumental)
Written by L. Smith / J.Simmons / D. McDaniels
Produced by Russell Simmons & Larry Smith
Mixed by Kurtis Blow & Elai Tubo
US Profile 12”

 

 

7.(-) Aurra ‘Baby Love’ (Instrumental)
Written by S. Washington / C. Jones / J. Ivory
Produced by Steve Washington
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

8.(-) B Beat Girls ‘For The Same Man’ (Dub Version)
Written by Noble / McLaren / Rifkin
Produced by Matt Noble
Mixed by Bobby E. Davis
US 25 West 12”

 

 

9.(-) Warp 9 ‘Light Years Away’ (Dub Version)
Written by Richard Scher & Lotti Golden
Produced by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez / Richard Scher / Lotti Golden
Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
UK Prism 12”

 

 

10.(-) Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’
From LP ‘Mary Jane Girls’
Written by Rick James
Produced by Rick James
US Gordy

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Advance ‘Take It To The Top’ 12” – Craig Peyton ‘Be Thankful For What You Got’ (instrumental) 12” – Visual ‘The Music Got Me’ (Instrumental) 12” – D Train ‘Music’ (Instrumental) 12” –Whodini ‘The Haunted House Of Rock’ (Instrumental) 12” – Fearless Four ‘Just Rock’ 12” – C.O.D. ‘In The Bottle’ 12” – Weeks & Co ‘If You’re Looking For Fun’ (Master Dub Version) 12” – Tony McKenzie ‘Ha Chica’ (Instrumental) 12” – David Joseph ‘Let’s Live It Up’ (Instrumental) 12” – Fatback ‘Is This The Future?’ LP – Shirley Lites ‘Heat You Up (Melt You Down)’ (Melt Down Mix) 12”

 

JUNE ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester) & Berties (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

Freeez 'I Dub U'1.(-) Freeez ‘I Dub U’
Written by A. Baker & J. Robie
Produced by Arthur Baker
Mixed by Arthur Baker / John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez / John Robie
US Streetwise 12”

 

 

Weeks & Co 'If You're looking For fun' (Master Dub Version)2.(-) Weeks & Co. ‘If You’re Looking For Fun’ (Master Dub Version)
Written by Richie Weeks
Produced by Richie Weeks
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

3.(-) Midnight Star ‘Freak-A-Zoid’
Written by Vincent Calloway / Reggie Calloway / Bill Simmons
Produced by Reggie Calloway
US Solar 12”

 

 

 

4.(10) Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’
From LP ‘Mary Jane Girls’
Written by Rick James
Produced by Rick James
US Gordy 12”

 

 

5.(-) Fearless Four ‘Just Rock’
Written by Gary Numan & D. L. Barksdale
Produced by The Fearless Four & W.K. Pearson
Mixed by Larry Levan
US Elektra 12”

 

 

6.(-) Shirley Lites ‘Heat You Up (Melt You Down)’ (Melt Down Mix)
Written by L. Parente / F. Fioravante / J. Parente
Produced by L. Parente / F. Fioravante / J. Parente
Mixed and Co-Produced by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US West End 12”

 

 

7.(-) Sinnamon ‘I Need You Now’ (The Fierce Reprise)
Written by M. Cumberbatch / H. Brooks / M. Bailey
Produced by Darryl Payne & Stephen Cumberbatch
Mixed by Don Welch
US Jive 12”

 

 

8.(1) Brass Construction ‘Walkin’ The Line’
Written by Randy Muller
Produced by Randy Muller
US Capitol 12”

 

 

 

9.(-) Shawne Jackson ‘Loveline’ (Instrumental)
Written by Kashif
Produced by Willi Morrison & Ian Guenther
UK Loose End 12”

 

 

 

10.(7) Aurra ‘Baby Love’ (Instrumental)
Written by S. Washington / C. Jones / J. Ivory
Produced by Steve Washington
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Rock Master Scott ‘It’s Life’ (Instrumental) 12” – Brutus ‘Excitation’ (Instrumental) 12” – Craig Peyton ‘Be Thankful’ (Instrumental) 12” – Status IV ‘You Ain’t Really Down’ (Instrumental) 12” – D Train ‘Music’ (Instrumental) 12” – First Choice ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ 12” – Booker Newbury III ‘Love Town’ 12” – Pamela Nivens ‘It’s You I Love’ 12” – B Beat Girls ‘For The Same Man (Dub Version) 12” – Newtrament ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ (Dub Mix) 12” – Brass Construction ‘We Can Work It Out’ LP – Orlando Johnson ‘Turn The Music On’ 12″

 

JULY ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester) & Berties (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1. (-) Newtrament ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ (Dub Mix)
Written by Bertram Johnson
Produced by Roy Carter
Mixed by Nigel Green
UK Jive 12”

 

 

Weeks & Co 'If You're looking For fun' (Master Dub Version)

2. (1) Freeez ‘I Dub U’
Written by A. Baker & J. Robie
Produced by Arthur Baker
Mixed by Arthur Baker/ John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez / John Robie
US Streetwise 12”

 

 

3. (-) Toney Lee ‘Love So Deep’ (Instrumental)
Written by N. Dolph & A. Roman
Produced by Eric Matthew
US Radar 12”

 

 

 

4. (-) Bohannon ‘Let’s Start The Dance III’ (Instrumental – Club Play)
Written by Hamilton Bohannon
Produced by Hamilton Bohannon
Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Complete / Phase II 12”

 

 

5. (-) Electric Power Band ‘Pappa Smerf (The Big Throw Down)’ (Instrumental)
Written by L.West / C.Stephens / M. Hollis / D. West / D. Cleckley / B. Thomas
Produced by Bernard Thomas & Lewis West
US Bee Pee 12”

 

 

6. (-) The Jonzun Crew ‘We Are The Jonzun Crew’ (Instrumental)
Written by M. Jonzun & M. Starr
Produced by Michael Jonzun
Mixed by Michael Jonzun, Jose ‘Animal’ Diaz & T. Silverman
US Tommy Boy Records

 

 

7. (-) Herbie Hancock ‘Rockit’ (Long / Album Version)
Written by H. Hancock / B. Laswell / M. Beinhorn
Produced by Material & Herbie Hancock
US Columbia 12”

 

 

 

8. (-) The S.O.S. Band ‘Just Be Good To Me’ (Long Version)
Written by T. Hall & J. Harris III
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
US Tabu 12”

 

 

 

9. (-) Atmosfear ‘What Do We Do’
Written by A. Sojka & R. De Jongh
Produced by Sojka / De Jongh
UK Elite 12”

 

 

 

10. (-) Galaxxy ‘Sexy Style’ (Dub Mix)
Written by Lawrence Goodman / Ed Drummond / B. Ingram
Produced by Lawrence Goodman & B. Ingram
Mixed by Sergio Munzibai & John Morales
US Pop Art 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Rock Master Scott ‘It’s Life’ (Instrumental) 12” – Sinnamon ‘I Need You Now’ (The Fierce Reprise) 12” Midnight Star ‘Freak-A-Zoid’ 12” – Project Future ‘Ray Gun Omics’ 12” – Shawne Jackson ‘Loveline’ (Instrumental) 12” – Brian & Zan ‘Pump Your Body’ (Instrumental) 12” – Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’ 12” – Two Sisters ‘High Noon’ 12” – Weeks & Co ‘If You’re Looking For Fun’ 12” – First Choice ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ 12”

 

AUGUST ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester) & The Haçienda (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1. (-) Two Sisters ‘High Noon’ (Part 2)
Written by Tessa Marquis & R.A. Rodriguez
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez & Man Parrish
Mix Engineered by Mark Berry
US Sugarscoop 12”

 

 

2. (7) Herbie Hancock ‘Rockit’ (Long / Album Version)
Written by H. Hancock / B. Laswell / M. Beinhorn
Produced by Material & Herbie Hancock
US Columbia 12”

 

 

 

3. (-) The Rake ‘Street Justice’
Written by J.Rifkin / L.Gottlieb / M. Blatte
Produced by Jay Rifkin / Larry Gottlieb / Marc Blatte
US Profile 12”

 

 

 

4.(-) Wuf Ticket ‘The Key’ (Long Version)
Written by J. Mason / K. Wolf
Produced by James Mason
Mixed by François Kevorkian
US Prelude 12”

 

 

5. (-) Time Zone ‘The Wildstyle’ (Long Version)
Written by Bambaataa / Henderson
Produced by Afrika Bambaataa & Bernard Zekri
US Celluloid 12”

 

 

 

6. (-) Project Future ‘Ray-Gun-Omics
Written by Spadlet / Harris, Jr. / Sandridge / Sandridge / Currier
Produced by Rahni P. Harris & David Spradley
US Capitol Records

 

 

 

7.(8) The S.O.S. Band ‘Just Be Good To Me’ (Long Version)
Written by T. Hall & J. Harris III
Produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis
US Tabu 12”

 

 

 

8. (-) Unique ‘What I Got Is What You Need’ (Dub)
Written by D.J. Smith / D. Henry / M. Norris
Produced by Deems J. Smith
Mixed by David Todd & Nick Martinelli
US Prelude 12”

 

 

9. (-) Brian & Zan ‘Pump Your Body’ (Club Version)
Written by Brian Aquart / William Aquart
Produced by Brian Aquart & William Aquart
Mixed by Tony Humphries
US Sound Of New York 12”

 

 

10. (-) Lafleur ‘Boogie Nights’ (Instrumental)
Written by Rod Temperton
Produced by Lafleur
Mixed by Ben Liebrand & Rutger Krose
Dutch High Fashion 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Candido ‘Jingo Breakdown’ 12” – Toney Lee ‘Love So Deep’ (Instrumental) 12” – Galaxxy ‘Sexy Style’ (Dub Mix) 12” – Cybotron ‘Clear’ 12” – Newtrament ‘London Bridge Is Falling Down’ (Dub Mix) 12” – Chilltown ‘Rock The Beat’ (Instrumental) 12” – Electric Power Band ‘Poppa Smerf (The Big Throwdown)’ (Instrumental) 12” – Love Club ‘Hot Summer Nights’ (Instrumental) 12” – The Packman ‘I’m The Packman’ (Instrumental) 12” – Hot Streak ‘Body Work’ (Instrumental) 12” – Bohannon ‘Let’s Start The Dance III’ (Instrumental Club Play) – Atmosfear ‘What Do We Do’ 12” – Manu Dibango ‘Soul Makossa’ (Re-Issue) – Mary Jane Girls ‘All Night Long’ 12” – The Jonzun Crew ‘We Are The Jonzun Crew’ (Instrumental) 12” – Planet Patrol ‘Cheap Thrills’ (Instrumental) 12”

 

SEPTEMBER ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester) & The Hacienda (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1. (-) Hot Streak ‘Body Work’ (Instrumental)
Written by Curtis Hudson
Produced by Curtis Hudson & Lisa Stevens
Co-Produced & Mixed by John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
US Easy Street 12”

 

 

 

2. (-) West Street Mob ‘Break Dance – Electric Boogie’
Written by Jerry Lordan
Produced by Joey Robinson, Jr. & Lealand Robinson
Engineered & Mixed by Shameek Gonsalvez
US Sugar Hill Records

 

 

3.(-) Capt. Rock ‘The Return Of Capt. Rock (Instrumental)
Written by T. Aleem / T. Aleem / Dre Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Produced by The Fantasic Aleema
US Nia 12”

 

 

 

4. (8) Unique ‘What I Got Is What You Need’ (Dub)
Written by D.J. Smith / D. Henry / M. Norris
Produced by Deems J. Smith
Mixed by David Todd & Nick Martinelli
US Prelude 12”

 

 

5. (-) The Packman ‘I’m The Packman (Eat Everything I Can)’ (Instrumental)
Written by Bobby Robinson
Produced by Bobby Robinson
US Enjoy 12”

 

 

6. (5) Time Zone ‘The Wildstyle’ (Long Version)
Written by Bambaataa / Henderson
Produced by Afrika Bambaataa & Bernard Zekri
US Celluloid 12”

 

 

 

7. (-) Candido ‘Jingo Breakdown’
Written by M. Olatunji
Produced by Joe Cain
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

8. (-) Gary’s Gang ‘Makin’ Music’ (Dub Mix)
Written by E. Matthew
Produced & Mixed by Eric Matthew
US Radar 12”

 

 

 

9. (-) New Order ‘Confused Beats’
Written by New Order & Arthur Baker
Produced by Arthur Baker & New Order
Mixed by Arthur Baker & John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez
UK Factory 12”

 

 

10. (-) The B Boys ‘Two, Three, Break’
Written by V. Davis
Produced by Vincent Davis
Mixed by Mark Mandelbaum & Vincent Davis
US Vintertainment 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Stockingcap ‘Wave Craze’ 12” – Wuf Ticket ‘The Key’ 12” – Herbie Hancock ‘Autodrive’ LP – Two Sisters ‘High Noon (Part 2)’ 12” – Arcade Funk ‘Search And Destroy’ 12” – Quando Quango ‘Love Tempo’ (Remix) 12” – K-9 Corp ‘Dog Talk’ 12” – Chilltown ‘Rock The Beat’ (Instrumental) 12” – Cybotron ‘Clear’ 12” – Lafleur ‘Boogie Nights’ (Instrumental) 12” – Dimples D ‘Marley Marl’s Sucker Dub’ 12” – G Force ‘Feel The Force’ (Instrumental) 12”

 

OCTOBER ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester) & The Hacienda (Manchester).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1. (-) Curtis Hairston ‘I Want You (All Tonight)’
Written by G. Radford
Produced by G. Radford
Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
US Pretty Pearl 12”

 

 

 

2. (8) Gary’s Gang ‘Makin’ Music’ (Dub Mix)
Written by E. Matthew
Produced & Mixed by Eric Matthew
US Radar 12”

 

 

 

3.(-) Radiance Featuring Andrea Stone ‘You’re My Number 1’
Written by W. R. Bryant / A. Stone / L. Stewart
Produced by Ware Productions
Mixed by John Morales & Sergio Munzibai
US Are ‘N Be 12”

 

 

4. (10) The B Boys ‘Two, Three, Break’
Written by V. Davis
Produced by Vincent Davis
Mixed by Mark Mandelbaum & Vincent Davis
US Vintertainment 12”

 

 

5. (-) Leroy Burgess ‘Heartbreaker’
Written by L. Burgess & S.Davenport
Produced by Leroy Burgess
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

6. (-) Grandmaster & Melle Mel ‘White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)’
Written by Melvin Glover & Sylvia Robinson
Produced by Sylvia Robinson / Melle Mel / Joey Robinson, Jr.
Engineered & Mixed by E.T. Thorngren & Sylvia Robinson
US Sugarhill 12”

 

 

7. (-) Tom Browne ‘Rockin’ Radio’
Written by Maurice Starr & Michael Jonzun
Produced by Maurice Starr
Co-Produced by Michael Jonzun
US Arista 12”

 

 

8. (3) Capt. Rock ‘The Return Of Capt. Rock (Instrumental)
Written by T. Aleem / T. Aleem / Dre Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Produced by The Fantasic Aleema
US Nia 12”

 

 

 

9. (-) Arkade Funk ‘Search And Destroy’
Written by R. Reed / T. Fisher / J.Avery
Produced by Trouble Funk
US D.E.T.T. 12”

 

 

 

10. (-) Major Harris ‘All My Life’
Written by Goodman & Drummond
Produced by Lawrence Goodman
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Pop Art 12”

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Reels Of Steel’ 12” oldie – G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid ‘Play That Beat Mr DJ’ 12” – Captain Rapp ‘Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)’ 12” – Dimples D ‘Marley Marl’s Sucker Dub’ 12” – X-Ray Connection ‘Replay’ 12” – Hot Streak ‘Body Work’ (Instrumental) 12” – Kevie Kev (Wayerbed Kev) ‘All Night Long (Waterbed)’ 12” – Twilight 22 ‘Electric Kingdom (Instrumental Dub) – Richie Scott ‘Breaker’ 12” – Quando Quango ‘Love Tempo’ (Remix) 12” – K-9 Corp ‘Dog Talk’ 12” –” Stockingcap ‘Wave Craze’ 12”

 

NOVEMBER ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Hacienda (Manchester) and The Dance Factory (Bolton).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1. (6) Grandmaster & Melle Mel ‘White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It)’
Written by Melvin Glover & Sylvia Robinson
Produced by Sylvia Robinson / Melle Mel / Joey Robinson, Jr.
Engineered & Mixed by E.T. Thorngren & Sylvia Robinson
US Sugarhill 12”

 

 

2. (-) Captain Rapp ‘Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)’
Written by Larry Earl Glenn
Produced by Cletus Anderson
Arranged & Performed by Jimmy Jam / Terry Lewis / Rich Cason
Mixed by Barry Rudolph
US Saturn 12”

 

 

3. (-) Shannon ‘Let The Music Play
Written by Chris Barbosa & Ed Chisolm
Produced by Mark Liggett / Chris Barbosa / Rod Hui
Mixed by Chris Barbosa & Nelson Cruz
US Emergency 12”

 

 

4. (-) Sharon Redd ‘Love How You Feel’ (Dub)
Written by Eric Matthew
Produced by Eric Matthew
Mixed by Eric Matthew
US Prelude 12”

 

 

5. (-) Twilight 22 ‘Electric Kingdom’ (Instrumental Dub Version)
Written by G. Bahary
Produced by Gordon Bahary
Mixed by Ray ‘Pinky’ Velazquez & Gordon Bahary
US Vanguard 12”

 

 

6. (10) Major Harris ‘All My Life’
Written by Goodman & Drummond
Produced by Lawrence Goodman
Mixed by Nick Martinelli & David Todd
US Pop Art 12”

 

 

7. (-) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Steel’
Various Writers (see label for credits)
Produced by Sylvia & Joey Robinson Jr.
UK Sugar Hill 12” (1981 release revived)

 

 

8. (-) DJ Divine ‘Get Into The Mix’ (Instrumental Scratch Version)
Written by D. Kelley & D. Hughes
Produced by Spyder-D
Mixed by Elai Tubo & DJ Divine
US West End 12”

 

 

9. (-) Instant Funk ‘(Just Because) You’ll Be Mine’
Written by K. Miller / S. Miller / R. Earl
Produced by Bunny Sigler
Mixed by Shep Pettibone
US Salsoul 12”

 

 

10.(-) G.L.O.B.E. & Whiz Kid ‘Play That Beat Mr DJ (Instrumental)
Written by Miller & McGuire
Produced by Tom Silverman & Craig Harris
US Tommy Boy 12”

 

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Leroy Burgess ‘Heartbreaker’ 12” – Art Of Noise ‘Beat Box’ 12” – Curtis Hairston ‘I Want You (All Tonight) 12” – Dolby’s Cube ‘Get Out Of My Mix’ 12” – Liquid Liquid ‘Cavern’ 12” – Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde ‘Gettin’ Money’ 12” – Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan ‘Ain’t Nobody’ 12” – Radiance ‘You’re My Number 1’ 12” – Two Sisters ‘B-Boys Be Dubbed’ 12” – Treacherous Three ‘Get Up’ 12” – Kevie Kev (Waterbed Kev) ‘All Night Long (Waterbed)’ 12” – Steve Harvey ‘Tonight’ 12” – Maurice Starr ‘Spacey Lady’ (Instrumental) 12” – Hashim ‘Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)’ 12”

 

DECEMBER ’83

Compiled from his record lists of the time

As played at Wigan Pier, Legend (Manchester), The Hacienda (Manchester) and The Dance Factory (Bolton).

Listen to the full rundown here:

1.(-) Hashim ‘Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)’
Written by Calliste Jr.
Produced & Mixed by Jerry Calliste Jr. & Aldo Marin
US Cutting 12”

 

 

 

2.(-) The B Boys ‘Cuttin’ Herbie’
Written by V. Davis
Produced by Vincent Davis
US Vintertainment 12”

 

 

 

3. (3) Shannon ‘Let The Music Play
Written by Chris Barbosa & Ed Chisolm
Produced by Mark Liggett / Chris Barbosa / Rod Hui
Mixed by Chris Barbosa & Nelson Cruz
US Emergency 12”

 

 

4.(-) Barbara Mason ‘Another Man’
Written by Butch Ingram
Produced & Mixed by Butch Ingram
US West End 12”

 

 

 

5.(-) Rufus & Chaka Khan ‘Ain’t Nobody’
From LP ‘Live – Stompin’ At The Savoy
Written by H. Wolinski
Produced by Russ Titelman
US Warner Brothers

 

 

6.(-) Two Sisters ‘B-Boys Be Dubbed’
Written by R.A. Rodriguez & W.T. Smith
Produced by Raul A. Rodriguez
US Sugarscoop 12”

 

 

 

7.(-) The Russell Brothers ‘The Party Scene’
Written by L. Joseph / R. Russell / R. Russell / M. Hollingsworth
Produced by Larry Joseph & The Russell Brothers
Mixed by Scott Folks / Larry Joseph / Michael Hollingsworth / The Russell Brothers
US Portrait 12”

 

 

8.(-) Xena ‘On The Upside’ (Dub)
Written by Curtis Jospeths & Ann Godwin
Produced by Mark Liggett & Chris Barbosa
Mixed by Chris Barbosa & Nelson Cruz
US Emergency 12”

 

 

9.(-) Liquid Liquid ‘Cavern’
Written by Liquid Liquid
Produced by Ed Bahlman
US 99 12”

 

 

 

10.(-) Malcolm X / Keith LeBlanc ‘No Sell Out’
Written by Malcolm X & K. LeBlanc
Produced by Keith LeBlanc
US Tommy Boy 12”

 

 

 

Other big tunes this month:

Ryuichi Sakamoto ‘Riot In Lagos’ 12″ oldie – Lefturno ‘Out Of Sight’ 12” – Art Of Noise ‘Beat Box’ 12” – World Premier ‘Share The Night’ 12” – West Phillips ‘(I’m Just A) Sucker For A Pretty Face’ (Instrumental) 12” – Twilight 22 ‘Electric Kingdom’ (Instrumental Dub Version) 12” – Circle City Band ‘Magic’ 12” – Time Zone ‘Wildstyle’ (Remix) 12” – Captain Rapp ‘Bad Times (I Can’t Stand It)’ 12” – Sharon Redd ‘Love How You Feel’ (Dub) 12” – Vericheri ’69 Cancer Sign’ 12” – Pumpkin ‘King Of The Beat’ 12” – Grandmixer D.ST ‘Crazy Cuts’ (Dub) 12”

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