December 9, 1978: “The disco documentary starring Chris Hill & Greg Edwards will go on release next month”

Disco News

‘British Hustle’, the disco documentary starring Chris Hill & Greg Edwards filmed respectively at Canvey Goldmine and Brixton Clouds, will go on release next month with the space adventure ‘Capricorn One’ – but actually opens as the A-film at Southend’s Westercliff Classic on January 11th! . . . WEA proved their point about the national pop chart: you spotted of course that the limited 1500-only 12in issues mentioned last week were Goody Goody, Curtis Mayfield and Joe Farrell . . . Bettye LaVette on remixed 12in is their next project, to be promoted as a newie in January . . . RCA are importing 15,000 pink vinyl 12in remixes of Dolly Parton ‘Baby I’m Burning’ (really disco in this form!), while about now is a dynamite US promo 12in coupling of ‘Instant Replay’ / ‘Countdown / This Is It’ (full-length!) . . . Eddie Horan is due next month on Decca . . . Foxy ‘Get Off’ is now on 5:44 remix 12in (TK 12-6040), while Chanson ‘Don’t Hold Back’ is on red vinyl 12 (Ariola AROD 140/12) . . . Capuchino has moved bases to Bristol, where he’s resident at Reeves in Bath Road . . . Graham F. Wood’s gig at the Chesford Grange Hotel near Kenilworth has changed names from the 1812 Club to Stables . . . Ian Hay has guest funk jocks every Monday at Cleethorpes Clouds, while Steve Orpin is running a DJ contest every Thursday until Xmas at Brighton’s Night Fever in Ship Street . . . Mister Tee Promotions of 66 Stoney Lane, Kidderminster, Worcs (0562-68457/64198) make button badges and offer discounts to DJ Associations or similar making bulk purchases . . . Stevie Quinn (Farnborough 43401) has had a Danish gig through fall and now needs a residency . . . Alfie Jarvis (Medway 63712), experienced sound electrician responsible for the installation at Hastings Toffs, has started a 24-hours-a-day DJ emergency service and will zoom off anywhere in Kent to help jocks in distress . . . “Carole”, resident with Jerry at Birmingham’s Outrigger, would like to hear from other girl DJ’s to be pen-pals, so write her at 78 Birmingham Road, Water Orton, B46 1TH – she’s been jocking over six years and says there aren’t many other female DJ’s – prove her wrong!


No New Spins this week. 


UK Disco Top 90 – December 9, 1978

01 01 Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – Blue Sky 7″/US 12″/LP
02 02 Chic – Le Freak – Atlantic 7″/12″
03 04 Village People – YMCA – Mercury 7″/12″/US Casablanca 12″ remix
04 03 Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) – Fantasy 7″/LP/US 12″
05 08 Musique – In The Bush – CBS 7″/12″/LP
06 06 Patrick Juvet – I Love America – Casablanca 7″/12″/LP
07 10 Rahni Harris – Six Million Steps – Mercury 12″
08 21 Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Riva 7″/12″ promo
09 12 Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife – Polydor 7″/12″
10 15 Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman – Warner Bros. 7″/US 12″ promo
11 05 Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Fantasy 7″/12″/LP
12 07 Donna Summer – MacArthur Park – Casablanca 7″/LP/12″ promo
13 11 Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back – Fantasy 12″
14 16 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – Warner Bros. 7″/12″
15 09 The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie – Epic 7″/12″
16 24 Shalamar – Take That To The Bank – RCA 7″/12″
17 17 Boney M. – Rasputin – Atlantic 7″/12″/LP
18 18 Manu Dibango – Sun Explosion / Big Blow – Decca 12″
19 14 Eddie Henderson – Prance On / Cyclops / Butterfly / Say You Will – Capitol 12″/LP
20 20 Crown Heights Affair – Say A Prayer For Two / I’m Gonna Love You Forever – Mercury 7″/12″/LP
21 23 Three Degrees – Giving Up, Giving In – Ariola 7″/12″
22 27 Gene Chandler – Get Down – US Chi-Sound 7″/12″/LP
23 22 Ashford & Simpson – It Seems To Hang On – Warner Bros. 7″/12″
24 30 Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip – Starship Trooper – Ariola Hansa 7″/12″
25 25 Heatwave – Mind Blowing Decisions / Always And Forever – GTO 12″
26 13 Roy Ayers – Get On Up, Get On Down – Polydor 7″/12″/LP
27 19 Third World – Now That We Found Love – Island 7″/12″
28 34 Chanter Sisters – Can’t Stop Dancing – Safari 7″/German 12″
29 28 Aquarian Dream – You’re A Star / It Ain’t Whatcha Say / Fantasy – Elektra LP
30 32 Luisa Fernandez – Lay Love On You – Warner Bros. 7″
31 42 Edwin Starr – Contact – US 20th Century 12″/LP
32 54 Commodores – Just To Be Close To You – Motown 7″
33 46 Mankind – Dr. Who – Pinnacle 12″
34 53 Two Man Sound – Que Tal America – Miracle 12″
35 36 Goody Goody – #1 Dee Jay – Atlantic 12″
36 37 Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me With Your Love – US Orbit 12″
37 26 Brothers Johnson – Ride-O-Rocket – A&M 7″/12″
38 62 Wilton Felder – Let’s Dance Together – ABC LP
39 43 Richard Ace – Stayin’ Alive – Blue Inc. 7″/12″
40 35 Stanley Turrentine – Disco Dancin’ – Fantasy 12″/US LP
41 48 Lakeside – It’s All The Way Live – US Solar 12″
42 38 Teddy Pendergrass – Only You / Close The Door – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
43 66 Voyage – Souvenirs – GTO 7″/12″
44 29 Carol Douglas – Burnin’ – Midsong 12″
45 40 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights – RSO 7″
46 31 Olympic Runners – Get It While You Can – Polydor 7″/12″
47 81 Bee Gees – Too Much Heaven – RSO 7″
48 44 Brecker Brothers – East River – Arista 7″
49 NE Boney M. – Mary’s Boy Child / Dancing In The Streets – Atlantic 7″
50 75 Earth, Wind & Fire – September – CBS 7″
51 41 Atlantic Starr – Stand Up – A&M 12″
52 56 Leon Haywood – Party – MCA 7″/12″
53 50 Donald Byrd – Thank You For Funking Up My Life / Have You Heard The News – Elektra LP/US 7″
54 39 Joe Farrell – Night Dancing – Warner Bros. 12″
55 51 Fatback – I’m Fired Up – Spring 7″
56 33 Joe Thomas – Plato’s Retreat – TK 7″/US 12″
57 78 Macho – I’m A Man – EMI 12″
58 52 Damon Harris – It’s Music – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
59 87 Keith Barrow – Physical Attraction / Turn Me Up / Joyful Music – US Columbia LP
60 74 Gaz – Sing Sing / Boogie Woman – US Salsoul LP
61 65 Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life – Epic 7″/US 12″
62 64 Diana Ross & Michael Jackson – Ease On Down The Road – MCA 7″
63 72 Shampoo – Harlem Hustle – Ensign 7″/12″
64 49 Timmy Thomas – Freak In Freak Out – TK 7″/US 12″
65 63 Curtis Mayfield – No Goodbyes – Curtom 12″
66 45 Hi-Tension – British Hustle – Island 7″/12″
67 67 Rodney Franklin – I Like The Music Make It Hot – US Columbia LP
68 79 Love Symphony Orchestra – Let Me Be Your Fantasy – US Penthouse LP
69 NE Sea Level – Fifty Four – US Capricorn LP
70 59 Howard Kenney – Save Some For The Children – US Warner Bros. LP
71 NE Dan Hartman – Countdown / This Is It – US Blue Sky 12″/LP
73 60 Finished Touch – I Love To See You Dance / Need To Know You Better – Motown 7″/LP/US 12″ promo remix
74 47 Ronnie Foster – Happy Song – US Columbia LP
75 73 Gregg Diamond – Star Cruiser / Fancy Dancer / This Side Of Midnight – TK 7″/US Marlin LP
76 69 Evelyn “Champagne” King – Shame – RCA 7″/12″
77 NE Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood – Atlantic 7″/12″
78 70 Olivia Newton-John – Hopelessly Devoted To You – RSO 7″
79 68 John Handy – I Can Tell – US Warner Bros. LP
80 76 Neil Larsen – Sudden Samba – US Horizon LP
81 NE Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack – Motown 7″
82 NE Bunny Maloney – Baby I’ve Been Missing You – Gull 12″
83 88 Erotic Drum Band – Love Disco Style / Plug Me To Death – US Prism LP
84 NE Carolyn Crawford – Coming On Strong – US Mercury LP
85 NE Munich Machine – A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Oasis 12″
86 NE Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket – Gibbs 12″ promo
87 RE Isaac Hayes – Shaft II / Zeke The Freak – Polydor LP
88 RE Chanson – Don’t Hold Back – Ariola 12″
89 71 Wilbert Longmire – Black Is The Color – CBS LP
90 84 Willie Bobo – Always There – US Columbia LP
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry
(#72 was missing from the chart for some reason, and no entry next week has #72 listed as the previous position)

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 8/19/78) / #2 (BNDA debut 10/21/78) / #3 (BNDA debut 10/21/78)
#4 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #5 (BNDA debut 7/29/78) / #6 (BNDA debut 6/3/78)
#8 (BNDA debut 1/20/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 9/16/78) / #10 (BNDA debut 12/2/78)
#11 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #12 (BNDA debut 9/23/78) / #14 (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
#15 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #22 (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
#31 (BNDA debut 11/18/78) / #34 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #35 (BNDA debut 9/9/78)
#36 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #43 (BNDA debut 12/2/78) / #44 (BNDA debut 9/9/78)
#51 (BNDA debut 10/7/78) / #56 (BNDA debut 8/12/78) / #57 (BNDA debut 9/16/78)
#61 (BNDA debut 10/28/78) / #65 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #75 (BNDA debut 9/2/78)
#76 (BNDA debut 10/1/77) / #77 (BNDA debut 2/3/79) / #83 (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
#85 (BNDA debut 6/17/78) / #88 (BNDA debut 10/14/78)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Domestic):
REAL THING: ‘Can You Feel The Force?’ (Pye LP)
LIQUID GOLD: ‘Anyway You Do It’ (Creole 12”)
HI-TENSION: ‘Autumn Love’ / ‘Unspoken’ (Island 7”)
QUAZAR: ‘Funk ‘N Roll’ (Arista 7”)
QUARTZ: ‘Beyond The Clouds’ (Pye 12”) (BNDA debut 7/22/78)
MATUMBI: ‘Empire Road’ (Harvest 12”)
FOXY: ‘Get Off’ (TK 12”) (BNDA debut 5/6/78)
ZULEMA: ‘Change’ (London 7”) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
FAMILY AFFAIR: ‘Love Hustle’ (Pye 7”)
DAVID BOYDELL: ‘City Music’ (Electric 12”)

Bubbling Under The Top 90 (Imports):
PEACHES & HERB: ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ (US Polydor 12”) (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
GOLD BULLION BAND: ‘Baise Moi’ (US Channel 12”) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
BIONIC BOOGIE: ‘Hot Butterfly’ LP (US Polydor) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
LORRAINE JOHNSON: ‘Feed The Flame’ (US Prelude LP) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN: ‘Keep The Dream Alive’ (US Prestige LP)
DAVID SIMMONS: ‘Will They Miss Me’ (US Fantasy/WMOT 12”)
IDRIS MUHAMMAD: ‘Disco Man’ (US Fantasy LP)
VINCE MONTANA: ‘I Love Music’ (US Atlantic LP)
SARAH DASH: ‘Sinner Man’ (US Kirshner 12”) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
INSTANT FUNK: ‘I Got My Mind Made Up’ (US Salsoul 7”) (BNDA debut 1/27/79)
OLLIE BABA: ‘Stomp Your Feet’ / ‘Give Me A Break’ / ‘Do It Good’ (US Polydor LP)
MANDRILL: ‘Don’t Stop’ / ‘Stay Tonight’ / ‘When You Smile’ (US Arista LP)
CREATIVE SOURCE: ‘Who Is He And What Is He To You’ (US Paul Winley 12”)
JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Ain’t That Enough For You’ (US SAM 12”) (BNDA debut 9/2/78)
JERRY BUTLER: ‘Cooling Out’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
FAT LARRY’S BAND: ‘Boogie Town’ (US Fantasy LP)
FREDA PAYNE: ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ (US Capitol 12”)
JO BISSO: ‘Play Me’ (French Jobis LP)
THP ORCHESTRA: ‘Tender Is The Night’ (US Butterfly LP) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
WAYNE HENDERSON & ROY AYERS: ‘Beat For The Heat’ (US Polydor LP)
FANTASTIC FOUR: ‘BYOF’ (US Westbound LP)
RICHARD GROOVE HOLMES: ‘Let’s Groove’ (US Versatile LP)
PHILLY CREAM: ‘Sly-Hi’ (US Salsoul 12”)
PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Let’s Sing A Song Of Love’ (US Elektra LP)
KINSMAN DAZZ: ‘Saturday Night’ (US 20th Century LP)
EVELYN CHAMPAGNE KING: ‘I Don’t Know If It’s Right’ (US RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 2/3/79)
CHARO: ‘Ole Ole’ (US Salsoul 12”) (BNDA debut 12/2/78)
FUTURES: ‘Party Time Man’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
BLACKBYRDS: ‘Night Grooves’ (US Fantasy LP)
PHREEK: ‘I’m A Big Freak’ (US Prelude LP)
BOPPERS: ‘Everybody Wants To Be A Star’ (US Fantasy 7”)
SIDNEY BARNES: ‘Foot Stompin’ Music’ (US Parachute LP)
BRIDES OF FUNKENSTEIN: ‘Disco To Go’ (US Atlantic 12”)
KIKROKOS: ‘Jungle DJ’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 9/30/78)
BONNIE POINTER: ‘Heaven Must Have Sent You’ (US Motown LP) (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
GENERAL JOHNSON: ‘Can’t Nobody Love Me Like You Do’ (US Arista 12”)
BOB MCGILPIN: ‘Superstar’ (US Butterfly 12”) (BNDA debut 8/26/78)
DOUBLE EXPOSURE: ‘Newsy Neighbors’ (US Salsoul 12”)
ADC BAND: ‘Long Stroke’ (US Cotillion LP)
CHERYL LYNN: ‘Got To Be Real’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)

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