P541 ORACLE 541 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:51  1/7          The STEVE WALSH Phenomenof@ STEVE WALSH's "I Found Lovin'" has shocked many a soul "purist" by its current chart success. Among the many unkind descriptions is that it's "the Birdy Song of Soul" (!). Steve travelled to the Spanish holiday resorts to promote the record and his hard work has certainly paid off. As people return from holiday so they're rushing out to buy the disc. contin5es > BSVs Index 540 US Charts 543 WIN A CAMERA! GRATTAN WORDMATCH 122 Letters USA News Record Reviews Buzz
P541 ORACLE 541 Mon12 Oct C4 1753:11  3/7          Welcome RAY PARKER JUNIOR Looking forward to meeting RAY PARKER JUNIOR on my Radio London show today - I think his current 45 "I Don't Think That Man Should Sleep Again" is the best thing he's done in, oh, AGES. And 70s superstar BARRY WHITE is due in Britain soon to promote his comeback record, "Sho' You Right". Many of White's longer-established fans have rung to say they don't like the song beca5qf the lyric is totally incomprehensible. Younger soul fans, however, appear to love it. contin2es > BSVs Index 540 US Charts 543 Letters USA News Record Reviews Buzz
P541 ORACLE 541 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:00  5/7          LISTEN OUT FOR... New on 45: TEN CITY, "Devotion" Highly unusual, indefineable sound but excellent all the same. Real soul-with- a-difference. DAVID GRANT, "Before Too Long" Good dance sound from David, yet I doubt it's the hit he's looking for.  See page 196 (ITV) NOW for this week's lineup on "The Roxy"   new releases > BSVs Index 540 US Charts 543 Letters USA News Record Reviews Buzz
P541 ORACLE 541 Mon12 Oct C4 1700:11  6/7          LISTEN OUT FOR...(cont): New on 45: BOBBY WOMACK, "Living In A Box" Radically different version of the LIAB hit, maybe not as catchy but a real grower. DEBARGE, "Dance All Night" An excellent dance record from a band whose arrogance lost them a lot of friends here last year. JONATHAN BUTLER, "Holding On" Nowhere near as good as "Lies" - there are far better singles choices on the album. continues > BSVs Index 540 US Charts 543 Letters USA News Record Reviews Buzz
P541 ORACLE 541 Mon12 Oct C4 1750:03  7/7          LISTEN OUT FOR...(cont): New on 45: OLIVER CHEETHAM, "Be Thankful For What You've Got" Sulldry sound from a "Soul Night" favourite who is consistently fine on record. CHRIS PAUL, "Back In My Arms" Good dance number from another disc jockey! STEVIE WONDER, "Skeletons" A song featured in Stevie's recent Wembley shows. I like it but many don't. Steve Walsh phenomeno6@ > BSVs Index 540 US Charts 543 Letters USA News Record Reviews Buzz
P541 ORACLE 541 Mon12 Oct C4 1751:10  2/7          $££(-. *,eu *,%(- The STEVE WALSH Phenomeno.@ /2 THE FATBACK BAND's original version of "I Found Lovin'" is also faring well, but I find it strange that the band are unhappy about Steve's success. It's clear that Fatback have hit the charts BECAUSE of the Walsh version of the song - he's helped them to have a hit. Rather than criticiqhng Steve, Fatback should be thanking him. The Walsh version is being tipped to go all the way to number one - it will be interesting to see whether his "Top Of The Pops" appearance gives it a boost. I'm looking on with intdrest... more > BSVs Index 540 US Charts 543 Letters USA News Record Reviews Buzz
P541 ORACLE 541 Mon12 Oct C4 1752:04  4/7          Look Out Basildon! Look out Busty Basildon. The debauched, celebrated Radio London Soul Night Out hits the Festi6al Halls this Thursday. Weak-hearted Sun reporters take note: I'm having my pink satin trousers taken in so they'll be EVEN TIGHTER for this show. And I'll be attempting my famous high-wire act oHTHOUT the wire! More chat next week! new releases > BSVs Index 540 US Charts 543 See page 196 (ITV) every week for ROXY competitions/features Letters USA News Record Reviews Buzz