This Sunday (30) Greg James of London’s US-style Embassy Club teaches American mixing to the South-Eastern Disco Assn at the Robin Hood pub in Tunbridge Wells. Prospective members are welcome at this lunchtime meeting. Meanwhile, without any ballyhoo, Paul Nice continues his own American-style mixing counting the Beats-Per-Minute at Chadwell Heath’s Regency Suite . . . Heatwave are so impressed by Tyrone David’s great reggaefication of their ‘Mind Blowing Decisions’ (D-Roy FORCE 2012, 12in) that they’ve copied his version for US release! . . . Karen Young’s sizzling ‘Hot Shot’ will be out here next week on Atlantic 7in and 12in, but both will be different edits from the US hit. Other hotsies: Lenny Williams ‘You Got Me Running’ will be on ABC 12in on August 11th, Gilla ‘Bend Me Shape Me’ is due on Ariola Hansa 12in any day, Gary Criss ‘Rio De Janeiro’ is on UK Carrere 12in now, Crown Heights Affair ‘Galaxy Of Love’ (De-Lite), Hamilton Bohannon ‘Let’s Start The Dance’ and Charles Earland ‘Let The Music Play’ (Mercury), Frankie Valli ‘Grease’ (RSO) are all due on 45 within a week, while after heavy plugs on Kenny Everett’s TV show (those dancers – wow!) Cerrone’s ‘Supernature’ is revived on commercial Atlantic 12in now! . . . WEA’s Fred Dove points out to his mailing list DJs that he still has over a hundred copies of the US 12in remix ‘Whistle Bump’ that some jocks would ransom their grannies for!
BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Blam!!’ LP (A&M AMLH 64714)
Dynamite funky album full of goodies like the chugging 5:36 ‘Ain’t We Funkin’ Now’ with amazing beefy bass, jaunty ‘Ride-O-Rocket’, snappy ‘Mista Cool’, lurching slow ‘It’s You Girl’, jazzy ‘Streetwave’ and P-funky title track. Looks like another ‘All ‘N All’ in the making.
FOXY: ‘Get Off’ (TK TKR 8040) (BNDA debut 5/6/78)
Long-awaited “whoop-whoop” filled exciting sparse bumper on 3:30 7in, should now be huge (if not too late).
CISSY HOUSTON: ‘Think It Over’ (Private Stock PVDD 6) (BNDA debut 7/22/78)
Already big on import, the fast Michael Zager-produced flier’s on full 12in, or edited 7in (PVT 166). Continue reading “July 29, 1978: Brothers Johnson, Foxy, Cissy Houston, Nigel Martinez, Michael Zager”