September 30, 1978: “Radio Luxembourg may adopt a disco-orientated programming format”

Disco News

Hot gossip of the moment suggests that Radio Luxembourg may adopt a disco-orientated programming format as an alternative to BBC Radio One when the latter begins its evening transmissions soon . . . Southgate Royalty’s promoters have had to postpone their Edmonton Picketts Lock funk all-nighter but promise that absolutely definite is the 1st International Soul Week-Ender – likely to be known as the Disco Olympics – at Caister Holiday Center near Gt Yarmouth on April 20-22 next year, with Chris Hill, Robbie Vincent, etc, in residence as your funky redcoats! . . . Magnet’s Joanna Kochen needs more gay club jocks from around the country for her mailing list: contact her at Magnet Records, 22 York Street, London W1H 1FD . . . Polydor’s Theo Loyla looked suspiciously at ease, dressed in full female drag for the Ilford Room At The Top fancy dress party (he’s even painted back his eyebrows), but why was he walking the High Street arm-in-arm with Phonogram’s John Waller?! . . . Thames Valley DJ Assn’s first charity soccer match kicks off at 4pm this Sunday (1) followed by a disco dance, all at the MG Sports & Social Club at Abingdon’s Caldecot Road – details from Phil Sheridan on Drayton 319 . . . Humberside Assn of DJ’s meets monthly on Sundays with 40 members so far, mostly from Hull/Driffield area – contact Rex Booth on Hull 441643 . . . D.C. LaRue ‘Let Them Dance’ is now on full 9:15 12in (Pye 7NL 25795) . . . Dan Hartman’s ultra-hot ‘Instant Replay’ comes forward to October 13 release, but possibly only on 7in (madness!), while Phil Hurtt, Stanley Turrentine and Luv You Madly Orchestra are set for 12in soon . . . Bob Marley’s next is a live 12in of ‘Exodus’ / ‘Jamming’ in a month, while Hi-Tension’s is ‘Autumn Love’ – a slowie from their upcoming LP . . . Charles Earland ‘Over And Over’ is on 8:45 remix US 12in.


No New Spins this week. 

Mix Master

Steve Wiggins, busy around South Glamorganshire – especially at Barry Rugby Club – with his Sounds Unlimited mobile (Barry 735562), has an MoR mix which works well, he says: Boney M. ‘Brown Girl In The Ring’, Dooleys ‘A Rose Has To Die’, La Bionda ‘One For You One For Me’, Boney M. ‘Rivers Of Babylon’, Sugar Cane ‘Montego Bay’, Judge Dread ‘Dread Rock’. Yes, well . . .


UK Disco Top 90 – September 30, 1978

01 02 Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Fantasy 7″/12″
02 01 Crown Heights Affair – Galaxy Of Love – Mercury 12″
03 03 Hi-Tension – British Hustle / Peace On Earth – Island 7″/12″
04 04 Commodores – Three Times A Lady – Motown 7″/LP
05 05 Karen Young – Hot Shot – Atlantic 7″/12″/US West End 12″
06 08 Cerrone – Supernature – Atlantic 7″/12″/LP
07 07 Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You – CBS 12″/LP
08 06 A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie – Capitol 7″/12″/LP
09 09 Hamilton Bohannon – Let’s Start The Dance – Mercury 12″/US LP
10 10 Brothers Johnson – Ain’t We Funkin’ Now / Mista Cool / Ride-O-Rocket / Streetwave – A&M 12″/LP
11 13 Stargard – What You Waitin’ For – MCA 7″/12″
12 15 10cc – Dreadlock Holiday – Mercury 7″
13 14 Third World – Now That We Found Love – Island 7″/12″
14 12 Charles Earland – Let The Music Play / Over And Over – Mercury 12″/US LP
15 17 Frankie Valli – Grease – RSO 7″
16 11 Quincy Jones – Stuff Like That – A&M 7″/12″/LP
17 30 Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore / Do It Do It / First Come First Served – Whitfield 7″/LP
18 21 Boney M. – Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl In The Ring – Atlantic 7″/12″
19 18 Roy Ayers – Can’t You See Me / Get On Up, Get On Down – Polydor LP
20 16 Eddie Henderson – Prance On / Cyclops / Butterfly – Capitol 12″/Tower LP
21 22 Sweet Thunder – Everybody’s Singin’ Love Songs – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
22 20 Musique – Keep On Jumpin’ / In The Bush – US Prelude LP
23 19 Wilbert Longmire – Black Is The Color – US Tappan Zee LP
24 31 Patrick Juvet – Got A Feeling – Casablanca 7″/12″
25 28 Al Hudson – How Do You Do – ABC 7″/12″/US LP
26 26 Nigel Martinez – Better Things To Come – State 7″/12″
27 23 Rick James – You And I – Motown 7″/12″/LP
28 25 Cissy Houston – Think It Over – Private Stock 7″/12″
29 24 Curtis Mayfield – No Goodbyes – US Curtom LP
30 27 Atlantic Starr – Stand Up – A&M LP/US 12″ remix
31 29 Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back – Fantasy LP/US 12″
32 43 Sugar Cane – Montego Bay – Ariola Hansa 7″/12″
33 37 Lenny Williams – You Got Me Running – ABC 12″/LP
34 39 L.T.D. – Holding On / It’s Time To Be Real – A&M 12″/LP
35 58 Raydio – Honey I’m Rich – Arista 7″
36 53 Atlantic Starr – Gimme Your Lovin’ – A&M 12″
37 33 Andy Gibb – An Everlasting Love – RSO 7″
38 32 Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame – RCA 7″/12″
39 42 Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – US Blue Sky 12″
40 54 Boney M. – Rasputin / Painter Man – Atlantic 7″/12″/LP
41 47 Cleveland Eaton – Bama Boogie Woogie – Gull 7″/12″
42 35 Stanley Turrentine – Disco Dancin’ – US Fantasy 7″/12″/LP
43 40 Ashford & Simpson – It Seems To Hang On / Get Up And Do Something – US Warner Bros. 7″/12″
44 34 Samuel Jonathan Johnson – You – US Columbia 12″ remix
45 45 Deodato – Whistle Bump – Warner Bros. 7″/12″/US 12″ promo
46 49 Foxy – Get Off – TK 7″/US 12″ remix
47 44 Blair – Night Life – US Solar Sound LP
48 41 Joe Thomas – Plato’s Retreat – TK 7″/US 12″
49 48 Real Thing – Rainin’ Through My Sunshine – Pye 7″/12″
50 50 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – You’re The One That I Want – RSO 7″
51 51 Pockets – Take It On Up – US Columbia 7″/12″ promo
52 46 Bobby Caldwell – Down For The Third Time – US Clouds LP
53 90 Mick Jackson – Blame It On The Boogie – Atlantic 7″
54 38 Barry Manilow – Copacabana (At The Copa) – Arista 7″/12″
55 36 Teddy Pendergrass – Only You – Philadelphia Int’l LP
56 57 Platinum Hook – Standing On The Verge – Motown 7″/12″/LP
57 52 Voyage – From East To West / Scots Machine – GTO 7″/LP
58 79 Passport – Loco-Motive – US Atlantic 12″
59 85 Solar Flare – Boogie Fund – RCA 12″
60 88 O’Jays – Brandy – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
61 62 Teri DeSario – Ain’t Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You – Casablanca 7″
62 59 Dennis Coffey – Gimme That Funk – US Westbound LP
63 55 Gap Mangione – Mellow Out / Time Of The Season – A&M 7″/LP
64 63 Nina Simone – Baltimore – CTI LP
65 64 Grace Jones – Do Or Die – Island 12″
66 56 Gregg Diamond – Starcruisin’ / Fancy Dancer – US Marlin LP
67 65 Jimmy McGriff – Outside Looking In / Playland – US LRC LP
68 72 Exile – Kiss You All Over – Rak 7″
69 75 Slave – Stellar Fungk – Cotillion LP/US 12″ promo
70 87 Kandidate – Don’t Wanna Say Goodnight / Closer – Rak 7″/12″
71 69 Howard Kenney – Save Some For The Children – US Warner Bros. LP
72 81 Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) – US Fantasy 12″
73 77 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – US Warner Bros. 7″
74 NE ABBA – Summer Night City – Epic 7″
75 70 Ohio Players – Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee / Funk-O-Nots / Shoot Yer Shot – US Mercury LP
76 74 Don Ray – Got To Have Loving – Polydor 7″/LP
77 82 Players Association – Disco Inferno – Vanguard 7″/12″
78 67 Tyrone David – Mind Blowing Decisions – D-Roy 7″/12″
79 60 Gato Barbieri – Poinciana – A&M LP/US 7″
80 66 Finished Touch – Need To Know You Better – US Motown 7″/LP
81 68 Jimmy Ponder – Sometimes When We Touch – US LRC LP
82 73 Trammps – Disco Inferno – Atlantic 7″/12″/RSO LP
83 89 Motors – Forget About You – Virgin 7″/12″
84 RE Voyage – Point Zero – GTO 7″
85 NE La Bionda – One For You, One For Me – Mercury 7″/12″
86 NE John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights – RSO 7″
87 NE Manhattan Transfer – Where Did Our Love Go – Atlantic 7″
88 NE Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife – Polydor 7″/US 12″
89 RE Larry Page Orchestra – Erotic Soul / You Do It Good – Rampage 7″/12″
90 86 Major Harris – Love Won’t Let Me Wait – Atlantic 7″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #5 (BNDA debut 6/17/78) / #6 (BNDA debut 11/26/77)
#8 (BNDA debut 5/27/78) / #9 (BNDA debut 7/22/78) / #22 (BNDA debut 7/29/78)
#24 (BNDA debut 6/3/78) / #27 (BNDA debut 5/13/78) / #28 (BNDA debut 7/22/78)
#29 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #30 (BNDA debut 10/7/78) / #33 (BNDA debut 7/29/78)
#38 (BNDA debut 10/1/77) / #39 (BNDA debut 8/19/78) / #45 (BNDA debut 5/27/78)
#46 (BNDA debut 5/6/78) / #48 (BNDA debut 8/12/78) / #54 (BNDA debut 4/15/78)
#57 (BNDA debut 2/11/78) / #59 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #65 (BNDA debut 6/17/78)
#66 (BNDA debut 9/2/78) / #72 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #73 (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
#76 (BNDA debut 4/22/78) / #82 (BNDA debut 1/15/77) / #84 (BNDA debut 2/11/78)
#88 (BNDA debut 9/16/77) / #89 (BNDA debut 7/16/77)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Domestic):
LEN BOONE: ‘Love Won’t Be Denied’ (Chrysalis 12”) (BNDA debut 8/12/78)
JOHNNIE TAYLOR: ‘Hey Mister Melody Maker’ (CBS 7”)
LORD KITCHENER: ‘Sugar Bum Bum’ (Ice 12”)
EARTH, WIND & FIRE: ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’ (CBS 7”)
JACKSONS: ‘Blame It On The Boogie’ (Epic 12”) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
MARC JORDAN: ‘Survival’ (Warner Bros. 7”)
SUPERMAX: ‘World Of Today’ (Atlantic 7”)
MUSIQUE: ‘Summer Love’ (CBS 12”)
THELMA HOUSTON: ‘Don’t Pity Me’ (Motown 7”)
MILLIE JACKSON: ‘Sweet Music Man’ (Spring 7”)
PATRICK JUVET: ‘I Love America’ (Casablanca LP) (BNDA debut 6/3/78)
JONATHAN KING: ‘One For You, One For Me’ (GTO 12”)
SHERRY: ‘Let’s Go Wild’ (Magnet 12”)
JEFF WAYNE: ‘The Eve Of The War’ (CBS 7”) (BNDA debut 2/16/80)
RONNIE JONES: ‘Groovin’’ / ‘Gimme Little Sign’ / ‘Me And Myself’ (Lollipop LP)
DETROIT SPINNERS: ‘If You Wanna Do A Dance’ (Atlantic 7”)
DEAN FRIEDMAN: ‘Lucky Stars’ (Lifesong 7”)
BUNNY MALONEY: ‘Baby I’ve Been Missing You’ (Moodisc 7”)
LUISA FERNANDEZ: ‘Lay Love On You’ (Warner Bros. 7”)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Imports):
NORMA JEAN: ‘Saturday’ (US Bearsville 12”) (BNDA debut 6/17/78)
GOODY GOODY: ‘Superjock’ / ‘#1 Dee Jay’ (US Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 9/9/78)
LUV YOU MADLY ORCHESTRA: ‘Rocket Rock’ (US Salsoul 12”)
MANU DIBANGO: ‘Sun Explosion’ (French Fiesta LP)
LA BIONDA: ‘Sandstorm’ (US Polydor LP)
CARRIE LUCAS: ‘Street Corner Symphony’ (US Solar 12”)
SHALAMAR: ‘Take That To The Bank’ (US Solar LP)
CLOUD ONE: ‘Happy Music’ (US Queen Constance 12”)
EL COCO: ‘Love In Your Life’ / ‘Dancing In Paradise’ (US AVI LP) (BNDA debut 7/15/78)
THE BROTHERHOOD: ‘Soul Power’ (US MCA LP)
HEATWAVE: ‘Mind Blowing Decisions’ (reggae remix) (US Epic 12”)

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