February 19, 1977: Supercharge, King Floyd, The Mexicano, Chaplin Band, Cerrone

New Spins

SUPERCHARGE: ‘Get Up And Dance’ (Virgin VS 170)
Extremely catchy big and busy-sounding happy chanter, bound to smash.

KING FLOYD: ‘Body English’ (Contempo CS 2103) (mentioned in Billboard column 10/30/76)
Powerful simple bouncy funker, hot.

THE MEXICANO: ‘Move Up Starsky’ (Pioneer PION 3)
Rock steady reggae with DJ toasting, big in Midlands. 

CHAPLIN BAND: ‘Let’s Have A Party’ (EMI 2585)
Dutch disco stomper in ‘Makes You Blind’ style, DJ serviced as a handsome 12 incher.

CERRONE: ‘Love In C Minor’ LP (Atlantic K 50334) (LP Billboard chart debut 1/15/77)
The full-length sexy LP side version of the Eurodrummer’s thumper hits a fast Donna Summer groove and keeps it going.

SHOWADDYWADDY: ‘When’ (Arista 91)
Rough and ragged revival of the Kalin Twins’ 1958 biggie.

MAC KISSOON: ‘Stone Walls’ (State STAT 42)
Smooth flowing melodic pounder.

BOOTSY’S RUBBER BAND: ‘Ahh . . . The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!’ LP (Warner Bros. BS 2972)
‘Rubber Duckie’, ‘The Pinocchio Theory‘ and slower title track are funkadelic thangs, for specialist funky fun.

RUFUS: ‘At Midnight’ (ABC 4165) (Billboard chart debut 2/19/77)
Convoluted funky leaper.

MISTA CHARGE: ‘The Taste Of Love’ (Target TGT 123) (‘Show Me What You’re Made Of’ chart debut 4/2/77)
Purposeful plodder, with the superb ‘Show Me’ as maxi flip.

PRIME EVIL: ‘King Kong, King Kong’ (Mainspring MSP 004)
Jungle drums and funky bass.


UK Disco Top 20 – February 19, 1977

01 01 Rose Royce – Car Wash – MCA
02 03 Boney M – Daddy Cool – Atlantic
03 02 Stevie Wonder – I Wish – Motown
04 NE Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way – Motown
05 13 Leo Sayer – When I Need You – Chrysalis
06 12 Heatwave – Boogie Nights – GTO
07 07 David Parton – Isn’t She Lovely – Pye
08 05 Drifters – You’re More Than A Number – Arista
09 08 Moments – Jack In The Box – All Platinum
10 04 Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely – Motown
11 10 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Don’t Leave Me This Way – Philadelphia Int’l
12 NE Tavares – Mighty Power Of Love – Capitol
13 06 Barry Biggs – Side Show – Dynamic
14 NE Detroit Spinners – Wake Up Susan – Atlantic
15 RE Status Quo – Wild Side Of Life – Vertigo
16 18 Brick – Dazz – Bang [Imp]
17 14 KC & The Sunshine Band – Keep It Comin’ Love – Jay Boy
18 09 David Soul – Don’t Give Up On Us – Private Stock
19 RE James Brown – Body Heat – Polydor
20 NE Earth, Wind & Fire – Saturday Night – CBS
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (Billboard chart debut 10/2/76)
#2 (mentioned in Billboard column 9/25/76, Billboard chart debut 11/20/76)
#3 (mentioned in Billboard column 10/16/76, Billboard chart debut 10/23/76)
#4 (mentioned in Billboard column 11/20/76, Billboard chart debut 11/27/76)
#6 (Billboard chart debut 4/23/77)
#10 (Billboard chart debut 10/30/76)
#11 (mentioned in Billboard column 12/6/75, Billboard chart debut 12/20/75)
#12 (mentioned in Billboard column 6/5/76, Billboard chart debut 7/10/76)
#16 (Billboard chart debut 9/4/76)
#17 (Billboard chart debut 10/30/76)
#19 (Billboard chart debut 1/29/77) 


Songs mentioned in “DJ Hotline”:

ENCHANTMENT: ‘Dance To The Music’ (UA)
DEODATO: ‘Peter Gunn’ (MCA LP cut) (Billboard chart debut 10/2/76)
SALSOUL ORCHESTRA: ‘Salsoul 3001’ (Salsoul) (mentioned in Billboard column 8/7/76, Billboard chart debut 9/18/76)
MASS PRODUCTION: ‘I Like To Dance’ (Cotillion LP cut) (Billboard chart debut 10/23/76)
MASS PRODUCTION: ‘Welcome To Our World’ (Cotillion) (Billboard chart debut 10/23/76)
EL COCO: ‘Let’s Get It Together’ (Pye) (Billboard chart debut 7/31/76)
UNDISPUTED TRUTH: ‘Let’s Go Down To The Disco’ (Whitfield LP cut) (Billboard chart debut 12/11/76)
COMMODORES: ‘Fancy Dancer’ (Billboard chart debut 10/9/76)
EDDIE KENDRICKS: ‘Goin’ Up In Smoke’ (Motown) (mentioned in Billboard column 9/4/76, Billboard chart debut 10/16/76)

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