Oh girl ! What a great line-up ! I loved the masculine feel of Bob James and those 40’s chorus vocals, it was so cool, sans shoving it down your throat, real Jazz quoi.
And Arthur Adams is N°1 ! And Donal Byrd is N°3 ! And EWF is back from Disco Sucks ! And another hit from Imagination ! But kick me with a rhythm stick if you don’t like that Eveling King stomper ! But my fave is still this huge thang by Junior Giscombe, BRITISH FUNK ! Gee, I see now how influenced I’ve been by those years.
1) ARTHUR ADAMS : "You Got The Floor"
And we are N°1 with that bomb of a song.
2) DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RITCHIE : "Endless Love"
I never got that song but it’s okay. I know it’s huge.
3) DONALD BYRD : "Love Has Come Around"
I love it so much I could smoke it.
4) THE FOUR TOPS : "When She Was My Girl"
Those guys. They rock in such a nice way.
5) BOB JAMES : "Sign Of The Times"
Boy, I was poor that year but I went straight out and bought the album.
6) IMAGINATION : "In And Out Of Love"
With a beat even slooooooower. And that piano. I was ooooozing. And all those guys were gay.
7) EVELYN KING : "If You Want My Lovin"
I know, it’s the same old groove but I love it.
8) SUGAR MINOTT : "Never My Love"
Big reggae tune in England. Check out the bridge.
9) JUNIOR GISCOMBE : "Mama Used To Say"
It was the beginning of a grittier Michael Jackson-like sound. And a nice dancer too.
10) SAVANNA : "I Can’t Turn Away"
I loved it but never heard it in French clubs. Too subdued I guess.
11) THE DUKES : "Mystery Girl"
Everybody was trying to go MJ and Quincy !
12) TREVOR WALTERS : "Love Me Tonight"
Rover’s rock NOW ! Thomas Rudeboy is gonna love this one.
14) HI GLOSS : "You’ll Never Know"
Still grand. And we’re only half way through the charts !
15) CENTRAL LINE : "Walking On Sunshine"
16) EARTH WIND & FIRE : "Let’s Groove"
I couldn’t believe they were back with such a killer.
17) INDEX : "Starlight"
Don’t go to be yet ! A Record Shack tune ! And so queer !
18) ZAPP : "Heard It Throught The Grapevine"
19) JEROME : "You’re Supposed To Be My Friend"
Makes me giggle.
20) LINX : "So This Is Romance"
The charts are getting more and more national.
21) OTTAWAN : "Hands Up"
That’s when the Daft Punk parents started to make all that money with that shit.
They should be ashamed.
22) FREDDIE HUBBARD : "You’re Gonna Lose Me"
Pfff Youtube does’t have it anymore.
23) T-LIFE : "Something That You Do To Me"
So MJ it’s freaky !
25) FREEEZ : "Anti-Freeez"
Not their best record but still sweet.
26) RICHARD "DIMPLES" FIELDS : "I Like Your Loving"
27) AL JARREAU : "We’re In This Love Together"
He used to be big, people have no idea now.
28) THE STRIKERS : "Inch By Inch"
29) ROSE ROYCE : "RR Express"
A machine. Mark Moore must have been a fan of this one.