November 18, 1978: “What sort of action the relative (chart) positions indicate”

This week’s Disco Top 90 was compiled from the biggest sample of DJ contributors’ charts yet, so it seems an appropriate moment to explain just what sort of action the relative positions indicate. The number one, Dan Hartman, has 128 chart return jocks on it, while by the time one gets down to number 50 there are 26 DJ’s on that. From this place on the number of jocks becomes more important than the number of “chart points” that each title collects, although the points dictate the order in which titles with a similar number of DJ’s appear in the chart, whereas it’s the opposite in the Top 50. Down around position 90 the titles usually have about 10 DJ’s, then on through the Bubbling Under section in the DJ Hotline the last few titles have 4 DJ’s while the Hot Vinyl import-only section carries on down to just 2 DJ’s. The Bubbling Under section omits established Pop Top 30 hits (which everyone knows about) and titles that have already enjoyed a long run in the Disco Top 90; however, this week, the DJ Hotline also mentions the titles that would normally have been left out, as DJ support for even these lower reaches has been such that the chart could easily be expanded into an authoritative Top 180! Considering that Bubbling Under and Hot Vinyl each usually contain 25 titles, you’re actually getting a Disco Top 140 every week, anyway. I hope it’s useful, as it’s killing me to compile it! OK?

Disco News

Sally Ormsby has left her RCA disco promotion post to join Roger St Pierre Publicity and set up an independent disco promotion service called Sally O’s Funk Funktion: it will come as no surprise to find that the Olympic Runners are her first clients . . . Musique ‘In The Bush’ is now also on limited £1.29 12in (CBS 12-6791), with an 8:20 A-side version and remixed 7:36 flip – it’s been banned by several US radio stations, incidentally! . . . ELO ‘Sweet Talking Woman’ is on purple vinyl 12in, while Chanter Sisters is on imported German 12in promo and Rod Stewart is also on a 12in promo . . . Tasha Thomas will be on Atlantic 12in in January . . . Bob McGilpin ‘Superstar’ is due on Ember 12in, Barry White ‘Your Sweetness Is My Weakness’ / ‘Just The Way You Are’ is due on 20th Century white vinyl 12in, while EMI plan 12in promos next month for Macho and Gonzalez . . . Richard Ace, currently hot with ‘Stayin’ Alive’ on Blue Inc 12in (via WEA), could be bigger on import State Line 7in with his reggaefication of ‘You’re The One I Need (…That I Want)’! . . . Nigel Peterson has been replaced by Johnny Diamond as chairman of the Sussex Disco Assn but still handles membership applications at 92 Wick Street, Littlehampton, BN17 7JS . . . Rus Phillips, ever busy, now suggests that jocks might like to send him their nomination for Top Disco Record of the last five years so that he can compile a Top 100 Hall Of Fame, and as added inducement he’ll select three jocks at random who do and send ‘em a top LP and 12in of the moment: address entries to Rus at ‘Ere For Music, 626 Romford Road, Manor Park, London E12 5AD, before Nov 31 (closing date) . . . Peter J Reilly (Aldershot) suggests some old LP tracks suitable for the 45 rpm “speed-spin” thing: Caldera ‘Out Of The Blue’ (Capitol), Ramsey Lewis ‘Tobacco Road’ / ‘Oh Happy Day’ / ‘Them Changes’ (Chess) . . . David Emery funks Newcastle Scamps full time but is due for some gigs around Reading and Oxford late Nov/early Dec and wonders if there are any other dates going: he spins import jazz-funk, is quite cheap, and on 0632-813797 . . . Martin Starr/Malc Haynes/Larry Speed’s US Roadshow is doing so well funking Bristol Follies that they’re now there every Wed/Fri/Saturday . . . Colin Hudd, at Gravesend Wings every Tues/Friday and Canvey Goldmine every Thurs/Sunday, pleads for would-be Ian Moores not to keep coming down in the hope of his discovering them – one atrocious dancer is enough for him to manage! . . . Judge Dread has signed to EMI and issues a rude ‘Jingle Bells’ / ‘Hokey Cokey’ any day now . . be prepared! . . . Paul Anthony, recently featured with a reggae DJ Top Ten, has lost his Derby Cleopatra’s residency due to a music policy switch, so now needs an import-orientated new gig: offers to Paul at 178 Crewe Street, Derby, please.

New Spins

VILLAGE PEOPLE: ‘Y.M.C.A.’ (Mercury 919944) (BNDA debut 10/21/78)
Possibly the next Dan Hartman, on 4:47 12in or 3:30 7in (6007192), the already huge happy pop stomper is a gloriously catchy hymn of encouragement for young men to stay at the YMCA . . . but it gets really funny when you know about the group being gay, and what goes on at some notorious YMCA’s! Will the Beeb ban it?

SHALAMAR: ‘Take That To The Bank’ (RCA FC 1379)
Lovely little bright and breezy jiggler, big on import for ages, with an irresistibly catchy combination of bass and title lines, now on 6:04 12in or 3:14 7in.

FUNKADELIC: ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ (Warner Bros. K 17246) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
Monster freak tempo funky clapper, huge on US 11:26 12in promo but here cut in two for 7in with 4:49 A-side and possibly stronger 5:16 part two. 

AQUARIAN DREAM: ‘You’re A Star’ (from LP ‘Fantasy’, Elektra K 52109)
Synthesizer tones with jittery wah wah underneath lead into a deceptively light-sounding 5:21 funky workout with Friends Of Distinction-type staccato vocals building into groans and gasps with hot brass backing. It’s currently enormous (and adds on perfectly to Donald Byrd in last week’s Mix Master!), while also big are the faster chanting ‘It Ain’t Whatcha Say’ and brassily rattling title track.

GREGG DIAMOND: ‘Star Cruiser’ (TK TKR 7511) (BNDA debut 9/2/78)
CBS moves in weird ways: their latest is to make this already big and ultra-strong catchily punchy 3:15 edited LP stomper the B-side in favour of the mundanely hustling official ‘This Side Of Midnight’ plug side . . . which surely is no more likely to get radio plays?

RAUL DE SOUZA: ‘Daisy Mae’ (Capitol/Tower 12CL 16016) (‘Sweet Lucy’ BNDA debut 7/30/77)
Good jazz-funk instrumental trombone twirler, mildly hot last Spring and now on 4:56 12in with last Christmas’s frantic fast, flying ‘Sweet Lucy’ as 3:41 flip, to make it the best of the new Tower releases.

MANKIND: ‘Dr. Who’ (Pinnacle PIN 71)
This excellent electronically leaping disco version has now been snapped up by Pinnacle but continues as before on 7:00 12in (the one to get) or 4:15 7in.

ZULEMA: ‘Change’ (London HLU 10564) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
Sylvester-style fast flier by a throaty soulstress – pity it’s not on 12in as it’s good, but may get overlooked by jocks who now only use LP cases.

ISAAC HAYES: ‘Shaft II’ (from LP ‘For The Sake Of Love’, Polydor 2480475)
Extremely similar but oddly empty, though more danceable, 9:54 instrumental remake hits a rhythm break at 5:45 while the clapping 4:22 ‘Zeke The Freak’ not surprisingly is in freak tempo. The rest are typical Hayes smoochers, including a marathon rap intro to Billy Joel’s dead slow ‘Just The Way You Are’.

JERRY BUTLER: ‘(I’m Just Thinking About) Cooling Out’ / ‘Are You Lonely Tonight’ (Phil Int’l PIR 6790)
Fabulous chunkily swinging bouncy sophisticated lilter sees the Iceman back with Gamble & Huff and right on form, with a beautiful B-side swayer too. Such class!

CHARLES JACKSON: ‘Tonight’s The Night’ (Tower 12CL 16018)
Rod Stewart’s slowie becomes a usefully good soul swayer on 4:39 12in, with the powerfully jiggling mid-tempo 3:30 ‘Ooh Child’ as flip.

BONEY M.: ‘Mary’s Boy Child / Oh My Lord’ (Atlantic K 11221)
Jesus Christ! At least the ‘Dancing In The Streets’ flip (not the oldie) is a proper stamping disco chugger.

CLAUDJA BARRY: ‘Down By The Water’ / ‘Boogie Tonight’ (Lollipop LOLLY 3)
Boney M.-copying fast jolly MoR pop romper, nice melodic cool disco hustling flip.

FRANKIE VALLI: ‘Save Me, Save Me’ (Warner Bros. K 17251)
Bee Gee-copenned mid-tempo steady thumper.

THELMA HOUSTON: ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ / ‘Midnight Mona’ (from LP ‘Ready To Roll’, Motown STML 12098) (BNDA debut 2/24/79)
Zappy little freak stamper, and a beefier thumping chugger.

INNER CITY EXPRESS: ‘Spring Rain’ (Ebony EYE 15)
Pale imitation of Silvetti’s much-imported 1976 cool instrumental hustler, which sadly never came out here.

EASTBOUND EXPRESSWAY: ‘Cloudburst’ (Pye 7NL 25798) (‘Never Let Go’ BNDA debut 10/28/78)
Ian Levine-produced 8:21 instrumental 12in rhythm-rattler is a lot better than the stolidly plodding 9:55 ‘Never Let Go’ A-side.

SUN: ‘Wanna Make Love’ (Tower 12CL 16019)
US-style jerkily chugging 3:20 funker, maxied on 12in with the similar ‘Boogie Bopper’ and the “whoop whoop”-filled 4:38 ‘Sun Is Here’ summer hit (this latter not being on the 7in version).

STYX: ‘Blue Collar Man’ (A&M AMS 7388)
Foreigner-type powerful rock thrasher.

ELVIS PRESLEY: ‘Paralysed’ (RCA PB 9334)
His HMV hit in the ‘All Shook Up’ style, on RCA single for the first time here.

BRENDA LEE: ‘Bigelow 6-200’ (MCA MCEP 4)
Dynamite Don Woody-penned rockabilly bopper recorded when only 11 years old, now at last on EP with her UK hits ‘Let’s Jump On The Broomstick’ and ‘Sweet Nothins’.

THE TELEGRAMS: ‘Oh Baby Please’ (Creole CR 163)
Carvells-sung Darts/Rocky Sharpe-type doo wop rocker, brand new and rather good.

ANITA HARRIS: ‘After The Ball’ (Galaxy GY 156)
1892 million-seller (the first ever, as sheet music!), now a breathy MoR waltz for old-tymers.

Mix Master

Paul Mitchell runs Hull University Soul Club, jocking both there and at Cottingham’s Lawns disco complex and suggests this heavy funk segue for all you northern DJ’s into the slow US funk sound: George Duke ‘Reach For It’ (Epic), Parliament ‘Flash Light’ (Casablanca), Brecker Bros ‘East River’ (Arista), Fatback ‘I Like Girls’ (Spring). Meanwhlle, my own mega-mix involves having fun with various combinations of Sweet Potato Pie ‘Hot Disco Night’ (Pye LP): which does indeed mix in over other records beautifully as a rhythm break (see last week’s review), the second half of Paul Jabara ‘Pleasure Island’ (Casablanca LP), Mankind ‘Dr Who’ (Pinnacle 12in), Beautiful Bend ‘Make That Feeling Come Again’ / ‘Ah Do It’ (US TK 12in), El Coco ‘Coco Kane’ (Pye LP), D.C. LaRue ‘Let Them Dance’ (Pye 12in), Cerrone ‘Je Suis Music’ (CBS LP) . . . none of ‘em very funky, but all made for mixing!

UK Disco Top 90 – November 18, 1978

01 01 Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – Blue Sky 7″/CBS promo LP/US 12″
02 02 Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Fantasy 7″/12″/LP
03 03 Boney M. – Rasputin – Atlantic 7″/12″/LP
04 04 Third World – Now That We Found Love – Island 7″/12″
05 06 Donna Summer – MacArthur Park – Casablanca 7″/LP/12″ promo
06 07 Roy Ayers – Get On Up, Get On Down – Polydor 7″/12″/LP
07 05 The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie – Epic 7″/12″
08 08 Eddie Henderson – Prance On / Cyclops / Butterfly / Say You Will – Capitol 12″/LP
09 13 Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) – Fantasy LP/US 12″
10 09 Manu Dibango – Sun Explosion / Big Blow / Motapo – Decca 12″/French Fiesta 12″
11 12 Rahni Harris – Six Million Steps – US Inspirational Sounds 12″
12 14 Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back – Fantasy 12″
13 11 Ashford & Simpson – It Seems To Hang On – Warner Bros. 7″/US 12″/LP
14 10 Rose Royce – Love Don’t Live Here Anymore / Do It Do It – Whitfield 7″
15 19 Musique – In The Bush – CBS 7″/12″/LP
16 17 Olympic Runners – Get It While You Can – Polydor 7″/12″
17 18 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights – RSO 7″
18 15 Hi-Tension – British Hustle – Island 7″/12″
19 21 Three Degrees – Giving Up, Giving In – Ariola 7″/12″
20 23 Patrick Juvet – I Love America – Casablanca 7″/12″/LP
21 33 Chic – Le Freak – US Atlantic 12″
22 34 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – Warner Bros. 7″/US 12″/LP
23 16 Teddy Pendergrass – Only You / Close The Door – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
24 22 Shalamar – Take That To The Bank – RCA 7″/12″
25 24 Stanley Turrentine – Disco Dancin’ – Fantasy 12″/US LP
26 20 Joe Thomas – Plato’s Retreat – TK 7″/US 12″
27 25 Frankie Valli – Grease – RSO 7″
28 28 Cleveland Eaton – Bama Boogie Woogie / Funky Cello – Gull 7″/12″
29 27 Roy Ayers – Can’t You See Me / You Send Me – Polydor LP
30 49 Brothers Johnson – Ride-O-Rocket – A&M 7″/12″
31 38 Aquarian Dream – You’re A Star / Fantasy / It Ain’t Watcha Say – Elektra LP
32 44 Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife – Polydor 7″/12″
33 29 Joe Farrell – Night Dancing – US Warner Bros. LP/12″ promo
34 30 Heatwave – Mind Blowing Decisions / Always And Forever – GTO 12″
35 32 La Bionda – One For You, One For Me – Mercury 7″/12″
36 52 Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman – Warner Bros. 7″/US 12″ promo
37 66 Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me With Your Love – US Orbit 12″
38 57 Ronnie Foster – Happy Song / Why Don’t You Look Inside – US Columbia LP
39 59 Carol Douglas – Burnin’ – Midsong 12″
40 39 Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two / I Love You / Dream World – Mercury 7″/12″/LP
41 72 Damon Harris – It’s Music – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
42 37 Wilbert Longmire – Black Is The Color – CBS promo LP/US Tappan Zee LP
43 31 Goody Goody – #1 Dee Jay – US Atlantic 12″/LP
44 NE Gene Chandler – Get Down – US Chi-Sound 12″/LP
45 46 Howard Kenney – Save Some For The Children – US Warner Bros. LP
46 69 John Travolta – Sandy – Midsong 7″
47 65 Village People – YMCA – Mercury 7″/12″
48 26 Mick Jackson – Blame It On The Boogie – Atlantic 7″/US 12″
49 42 Crown Heights Affair – Galaxy Of Love – Mercury 12″/LP
50 35 Afro-Cuban Band – Rhythm Of Life – Arista 7″/12″
51 51 Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame – RCA 7″/12″
52 40 Sugar Cane – Montego Bay – Ariola Hansa 7″/12″
53 58 Candi Staton – Victim – Warner Bros. 7″/LP/US 12″ promo remix
54 36 Karen Young – Hot Shot – Atlantic 7″/12″/US West End 12″
55 41 Dean Friedman & Denise Marsa – Lucky Stars – Lifesong 7″
56 89 Finished Touch – I Love To See You Dance / Need To Know You Better – Motown 7″/LP/US 12″ promo remix
57 56 Eddie Horan – Turn My World Back Around – US HDM LP
58 48 Gregg Diamond – Star Cruiser / Fancy Dancer / This Side Of Midnight – TK 7″/CBS promo LP/US Marlin LP
59 80 Atlantic Starr – Stand Up – A&M 12″
60 70 Brecker Brothers – East River – Arista 7″
61 45 Curtis Mayfield – No Goodbyes – US Curtom LP/12″ promo
62 50 Solar Flare – Boogie Fund – RCA 12″
63 NE Brass Construction – Get Up – US UA LP
64 77 Donald Byrd – Thank You For Funking Up My Life / Have You Heard The News – US Elektra LP
65 NE Leon Haywood – Party – MCA 7″/12″
66 43 Dennis Coffey – Calling Planet Earth / Gimme That Funk – US Westbound LP/12″ promo
67 81 Timmy Thomas – Freak In Freak Out – TK 7″/US 12″ remix
68 54 Stargard – What You Waitin’ For – MCA 7″/12″
69 55 A Taste Of Honey – Boogie Oogie Oogie – Capitol 7″/12″/LP
70 61 Earth, Wind & Fire – Got To Get You Into My Life – CBS 7″
71 63 Bettye LaVette – Doin’ The Best That I Can – Atlantic 12″
72 53 Peter Tosh & Mick Jagger – (You Gotta Walk) Don’t Look Back – EMI 7″/12″
73 64 Ramsey Lewis – All The Way / Don’t Look Back / Moogin’ On – US Columbia LP
74 87 Rodney Franklin – I Like The Music Make It Hot – US Columbia LP
75 NE John Handy – I Can Tell / Play The Music / Lady, Lady / Disco Samba – US Warner Bros. LP
76 76 Linda Clifford – Gypsy Lady / If My Friends Could See Me Now – Curtom LP/US 12″ remix
77 NE Martyn Ford – Happy People – Mountain 7″/12″
78 RE Chanson – Don’t Hold Back / I Can Tell – US Ariola LP
79 RE Switch – We Like To Party . . . Come On / There’ll Never Be / I Wanna Be Closer – Motown LP
80 79 Pulse – The Warrior – Ipi Tombi 7″/12″
81 62 Colorado – California Dreaming / Space Lady Love – Pinnacle 7″/12″
82 83 Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life – Epic 7″/US 12″
83 75 Ronnie Jones – Groovin’ / Gimme Little Sign / Me And Myself – Lollipop LP
84 86 Ollie Baba – Stomp Your Feet / Give Me A Break / Do It Good – US Polydor LP
85 NE Isaac Hayes – Shaft II / Zeke The Freak – Polydor LP
86 60 O’Jays – Brandy – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
87 RE Luisa Fernandez – Lay Love On You – Warner Bros. 7″
88 90 Chanter Sisters – Can’t Stop Dancing – Safari 7″
89 47 Jonathan King – One For You, One For Me – GTO 7″/12″
90 85 Marsha Hunt – The Other Side Of Midnight – Magnet 12″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 8/19/78) / #2 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #5 (BNDA debut 9/23/78)
#7 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #15 (BNDA debut 7/29/78)
#19 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #20 (BNDA debut 6/3/78) / #21 (BNDA debut 10/21/78)
#22 (BNDA debut 11/11/78) / #26 (BNDA debut 8/12/78) / #32 (BNDA debut 9/16/78)
#36 (BNDA debut 12/2/78) / #37 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #39 (BNDA debut 9/9/78)
#43 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #44 (BNDA debut 11/18/78) / #47 (BNDA debut 10/21/78)
#50 (BNDA debut 9/2/78) / #51 (BNDA debut 10/1/77) / #53 (BNDA debut 8/12/78)
#54 (BNDA debut 6/17/78) / #58 (BNDA debut 9/2/78) / #59 (BNDA debut 10/7/78)
#61 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #62 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #69 (BNDA debut 5/27/78)
#71 (BNDA debut 8/12/78) / #76 (BNDA debut 3/25/78) / #78 (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
#82 (BNDA debut 10/28/78) / #90 (BNDA debut 1/14/78)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Domestic):
SARAH BRIGHTMAN & HOT GOSSIP: ‘Starship Trooper’ (Ariola Hansa 12”)
FATBACK: ‘I’m Fired Up’ (Spring 7”)
RICHARD ACE: ‘Stayin’ Alive’ (Blue Inc 12”)
MACHO: ‘I’m A Man’ (EMI 7”) (BNDA debut 9/16/78)
MUNICH MACHINE: ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ (Oasis 12”) (BNDA debut 6/17/78)
FAMILY AFFAIR: ‘Love Hustle’ (Pye 7”)
M.A.3.: ‘Bee Gees Mania’ (Polydor 7”)
FRANKIE VALLI: ‘Save Me Save Me’ (Warner Bros. 7”)
FOUR TOPS: ‘I Can’t Help Myself’ (Motown 7”)
VELVELETTES: ‘Needle In A Haystack’ (Motown 7”)
INNER CITY EXPRESS: ‘Spring Rain’ (Ebony 7”)
SERGE GAINSBOURG: ‘Sea, Sex and Sun’ (Philips 12” promo)
EL COCO: ‘Dancing In Paradise’ / ‘Coco Kane’ (Pye LP) (BNDA debut 7/15/78)
VOYAGE: ‘Souvenirs’ / ‘Lady America’ (GTO 12”) (BNDA debut 12/2/78)
LORD KITCHENER: ‘Sugar Bum Bum’ (Ice 12”)
QUARTZ: ‘Beyond The Clouds’ (Pye 12”) (BNDA debut 7/22/78)
While still strongly supported are past Top 90 hits by Al Hudson, Goody Goody (‘Superjock’), Jimmy McGriff, Rose Royce (LP), Cissy Houston, Foxy, Sam J. Johnson, Grover Washington, Luv You Madly Orchestra, D.C. LaRue. Pop Top 30 hits getting disco action include ELO, Olivia Newton-John, Boomtown Rats, Frankie Miller, Elton John, Rolling Stones, Crystal Gayle, but none have enough support to make the Disco Top 90.

Bubbling Under The Top 90 (Imports):
RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES: ‘Let’s Groove’ (US Versatile LP)
PEACHES & HERB: ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
WILLIE BOBO: ‘Always There’ (US Columbia LP)
NEIL LARSEN: ‘Sudden Samba’ (US Horizon LP)
CAMEO: ‘Ugly Ego’ / ‘Insane’ (US Chocolate City LP)
EROTIC DRUM BAND: ‘Love Disco Style’ / ‘Plug Me To Death’ (US Prism LP) (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
QUAZAR: ‘Funk ‘N Roll’ (US Arista 7”)
GAZ: ‘Sing Sing’ / ‘Boogie Woman’ (US Salsoul LP)
DENNIS BROWN: ‘Money In My Pocket’ (US Gibbs 12”)
GOLD BULLION BAND: ‘Baise Moi’ (US Channel 12”) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Ain’t That Enough For You’ (US SAM 12”) (BNDA debut 9/2/78)
EDWIN STARR: ‘Contact’ (US 20th Century 12”) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
BIONIC BOOGIE: ‘Hot Butterfly’ / ‘Cream’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
LAKESIDE: ‘It’s All The Way Live’ (US Solar 12”)
LAURA TAYLOR: ‘Dancing In My Feet’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 9/23/78)
PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Hang It Up’ / ‘Let’s Sing A Song Of Love’ / ‘Play’ (US Elektra LP)
PRINCE: ‘Soft And Wet’ (US Warner Bros. 7”)
LOVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’ (US Penthouse LP)
CREATIVE SOURCE: ‘Who Is He And What Is He To You’ (US Paul Winley 12”)
WILLIE HUTCH: ‘Easy Does It’ (US Whitfield LP)
SARAH DASH: ‘Sinner Man’ (US Kirshner 12”) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
LEMON: ‘Freak On’ (US Salsoul 12”)
HERBIE MANN: ‘The Closer I Get To You’ (US Atlantic LP)
SEA LEVEL: ‘Fifty-Four’ (US Capricorn LP)
RONNIE LAWS: ‘Love Is Here’ / ‘All For You’ (US UA LP)
BRIDES OF FUNKENSTEIN: ‘Disco To Go’ (US Atlantic 12”)
TOM SCOTT: ‘Beautiful Music’ (US Columbia LP)
MANDRILL: ‘Don’t Stop’ / ‘Stay Tonight’ / ‘It’s So Easy Loving You’ (US Arista LP)
RANDY BROWN: ‘I’d Rather Hurt Myself’ (US Parachute LP)
ZULEMA: ‘Higher Plane’ (US Le Joint LP)
KIKROKOS: ‘Jungle DJ’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 9/30/78)
PARIS CONNECTION: ‘You’ve Lose That Loving Feeling’ (US Casablanca LP)
DAVID SIMMONS: ‘Will They Miss Me’ (US Fantasy/WMOT 12”)

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