January 20, 1979: Herbie Hancock, Edwin Starr, Mick Jackson, Peaches & Herb, Zulema

Last week’s exhaustive Beats Per Minute listing was so long that unfortunately part of it had to be cut out – and the bit chosen just happened to be half the 132bpm section, one of the currently hottest! So, together with some new additions, here is that complete section again.

31 – BILL SUMMERS: ‘All I Want’ (US Prestige LP)
40 – THREE DEGREES: ‘Woman In Love’ (Ariola 7”)
42 – ODYSSEY: ‘Quiet Star’ (42/84) (US RCA 12”)
59 – BOB JAMES: ‘Touchdown’ (59/118) (Tappan Zee LP); LONNIE LISTON SMITH: ‘Quiet Moments’ (59/119-61/121) (US Columbia 12”)
90 – BOBBY CALDWELL: ‘Down For The Third Time’ (TK 7”)
108 – JAMES BROWN: ‘Sex Machine’ (Polydor 12”)
109 – DOBIE GRAY: ‘You Can Do It’ (US Infinity 12”)
111 – BLACKBYRDS: ‘Rock Creek Park’ (111/55) (Fantasy LP); DONALD BYRD: ‘Loving You’ (US Elektra 12”)
114 – BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Ain’t We Funkin’ Now’ (to 116) (US A&M 12” remix)
115 – BLACKBYRDS: ‘Happy Music’ (115/57) (Fantasy LP)
116 – BILL SUMMERS: ‘Straight To The Bank’ (US Prestige 12”)
118 – EDDIE HORAN: ‘The Dancer’ (US HDM LP); BOB JAMES: ‘Touchdown’ (118/59) (Tappan Zee LP)
120 – STANLEY COWELL: ‘The Stoker’ (US Galaxy LP); JAMES WELLS: ‘My Claim To Fame’ (to 127) (Pye LP)
122 – GARCIA’S SUPER FUNK: ‘I Didn’t Know That You Could Dance’ (US TK 12”); GREY & HANKS: ‘Dancin’’ (US RCA LP)
124 – BLACKBYRDS: ‘Gut Level’ (Fantasy LP); LONNIE LISTON SMITH: ‘Space Princess’ (to 127) (US Columbia 12”); RON LOUIS SMITH: ‘Party Freaks Come On’ (US Sunshine Sound 12”)
126 – JAMES BROWN: ‘For Goodness Sakes Look At Those Cakes’ (Polydor 12”); NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN: ‘I Don’t Want Nobody Else’ (US Atlantic 12”)
127 – GARY’S GANG: ‘Do It At The Disco’ (US Columbia 12”); TRAMMPS: ‘Soul Bones’ (US Atlantic 12”)
129 – LEIF GARRETT: ‘I Was Made For Dancin’’ (Scotti Brothers 7”)
131 – ARPEGGIO: ‘Love And Desire’ (US Polydor LP)

132 – AMANT: ‘If There’s Love’ (US TK 12”); AQUARIAN DREAM: ‘Fantasy’ (Elektra LP); ROY AYERS & WAYNE HENDERSON: ‘Heat Of The Beat’ (Polydor 12”); BEAUTIFUL BEND: ‘Make That Feeling Come Again’ / ‘Ah Do It’ (US TK 12”); CLASS: ‘Get Your Chic Together’ (instrumental) (US TK 12”); CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR: ‘I’m Gonna Love You Forever’ (Mercury 12”); JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Ain’t That Enough For You’ (Miracle 12”); JOE FARRELL: ‘Night Dancing’ (Warner Bros. 12”); FOXY: ‘Get Off’ (TK 12”); GANYMED: ‘It Takes Me Higher’ (Creole 12”); HI-TENSION: ‘Unspoken’ (Island WIP 7”); AL HUDSON: ‘Spread Love’ (ABC 12”); LORRAINE JOHNSON: ‘Learning To Dance All Over Again’ (to 134) (US Prelude LP); MANDRILL: ‘Having A Love Attack’ (US Arista LP); MANTUS: ‘Freestyle Rhythm’ (US SMI 12”); MUSIQUE: ‘Keep On Jumpin’’ (CBS LP); FREDA PAYNE: ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ / ‘Happy Music’ (Tower 12”); QUARTZ: ‘Beyond The Clouds’ (Pye 12”); REAL THING: ‘Can You Feel The Force’ (Pye LP); KING SPORTY: ‘Fire Keep On Burning’ (US TK 12”); DONNA SUMMER: ‘MacArthur Park’ (Casablanca LP); THREE DEGREES: ‘Giving Up, Giving In’ (Ariola 12”); TWO MAN SOUND: ‘Que Tal America’ (Miracle 12”); ZULEMA: ‘Change’ (London 12”)


Disco News

Camberley Frenchies have a Wally Night with Bee Gees music and other ghastly fun on Sunday, Feb 4, while on Friday, Jan 26, Chris Hill has a St. Trinian’s Nite at Southgate Royalty – fancy dress desirable at both, of course! . . . Froggy starts a small over 18’s soul club this Thursday (18) at Ilford’s Cauliflower pub hall, members only, pub hours, 75p to get in . . . Rudy “Minimix” Gilpin now spins ‘em downstairs on the pop floor at Gulliver’s in Mayfair’s Down Street – supposedly a promotion for him! . . . WEA plan a total 12in blitz in coming months – my lips have to be sealed re details, sorry – but you’ll be amazed! . . . Donald Byrd’s US 12in will be out here next week, for starters, and Supermax’s ‘Lovemachine’ is due on 12in too . . . Boney M. ‘Dancing In The Streets’ will be on remixed US 12in soon . . . THP ‘Two Hot For Love’ LP, reviewed on import last week, is due here now on Rocket (TRAIN 2) . . . Ian Dury is out now on a same-length 12in, while Mankind ‘Dr. Who’ is available on black, blue, grey, green, brown or clear vinyl! . . . Brothers Johnson ‘Ain’t We Funkin’ Now’ has been remixed for 7:30 US 12in, and Leif Garrett is on 6:53 US 12in as well as picture-disc UK 7in . . . Sea Level is out next week, Paradise Express and Gaz on Feb 9, all as 12in – but we must wait until March for Gary’s Gang (which CBS are dangerously close to putting on Dan Hartman-sized 7in unless we all insist otherwise) . . . I hope all true soul fans managed to see Sunday’s South Bank Show film about the black South African music scene – much of the gospel-ish vocal group music and the setting in which it was performed was quite astonishingly like the American equivalent of say fifteen years ago.


New Spins

HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘You Bet Your Love’ (CBS 12-7010)
Worth the wait and already exploding, it’s dynamite steady 118bpm stamper with wailing Stevie Wonder-ish vocoder vocal, catchy chix chorus (the big pop hook) and a terrifically happy rhythm-shifting instrumental drive. Fight for the 8:06 12in, as the 3:56 7in hardly gets going.

EDWIN STARR: ‘Contact’ (20th Century BTCL 2896) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
Already huge and totally compulsive easily rolling 130bpm rhythm rattler with catchy clapping, synthesizer spurts and good old Edwin gruffly extolling eye-to-eye . . . CONTACT! – on hit-bound 7:21 pink vinyl 12in.

MICK JACKSON: ‘Weekend’ (Atlantic K 11224)
Infectiously romping 116-119bpm thumper has his Stevie Wonder-type vocal sound and bags of bouncy pop appeal. Should smash. 

PEACHES & HERB: ‘Shake Your Groove Thing’ (Polydor POSPX 25) (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
Unlike the slow starting 7in, this monster bounding fast 134bpm leaper has a long rhythm intro on 6:32 12in.

ZULEMA: ‘Change’ (London LHLU 10564) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
Deceptive orchestral intro to a blindingly frantic 132bpm leaper, like a female Sylvester, now on 7:54 12in with a dynamite long rhythm break and instrumental last half (usable on its own).

DAVID SIMMONS: ‘Will They Miss Me’ (Fantasy 12FTC 166)
Off-beat clapping intro changes into an on-beat mellow Teddy Pendergrass-type 124-128bpm Philly thwacker, with a long rhythm break towards the end of the full 6:07 12in.

TASHA THOMAS: ‘Shoot Me (With Your Love)’ (Atlantic LV 4) (BNDA debut 11/4/78)
Bouncy percussion intro to a sultrily sung 124bpm bumper with a ‘Hot Shot’ flavour, big on import for ages and now on full 7:14 12in at £1.49.

BOBBY CALDWELL: ‘Down For The Third Time’ (TK TKR 7515)
Superb funkily tripping 90bpm George Benson-type guitar and vocal groin-grinder has been huge with soul smoochers for months on import.

MARVIN GAYE: ‘A Funky Space Reincarnation’ (from LP ‘Here, My Dear’, Motown TMSP 6006)
Double album of slowies (or home listening or smooch spots, with only this great quietly conversational 96bpm grooving 8:27 swayer emerging as an immediately obvious biggie.

EDDIE HORAN: ‘Turn My World Back Around’ (London LHLU 10585)
Usefully freaky “lift-off” intro to a long-awaited funky 123bpm jitterer with staccato gruff vocal and brass over driving jiggly guitar, on 5:35 12in.

DEBORAH WASHINGTON: ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Love’ (Ariola ARO 145) (BNDA debut 9/23/78)
Straightforward pop-aimed galloping 126bpm Diana Ross-type revival of the Four Tops oldie, minus most of her US LP’s ‘Love Shadow’ intro and faded rather arbitrarily at 3:03.

HERBIE MANN: ‘Superman’ / ‘Etagui’ (Atlantic K 11287)
Hitting on 5:32 import 12in (DK 4708) faster than a speeding bullet, Herbie’s cover of Celi Bee’s old zinger (NOT the movie theme) is a cantering 131bpm pounder with “disco” chix, fizzy strings, rattling rhythm break and a bit of his flute – but it’s only on edited 7in here. Flip’s a good high flying 141bpm funk-jazz leaper, 5:13 on US 12in.

ROSE ROYCE: ‘I’m In Love’ (Whitfield K 17291)
Impressions-like squeaky swayer has prettily weaving high-pitched wailing and an ambiguous 56/113 bpm beat that mixes nicely into Ashford & Simpson/Chaka out of something slower.

BOB JAMES: ‘Touchdown’ LP (CBS/Tappan Zee 83175)
Stanley Turrentine-ish catchy sax-led 5:43 title-track jazz-funk instrumental with a pulsating 118/59 bpm undertow even when things quiet down at times.

EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING: ‘I Don’t Know If It’s Right’ (RCA PC 1386) (BNDA debut 2/3/79)
Not another ‘Shame’, but this attractive mid-tempo comes-and-goes 118bpm swinger on 8:15 12in has some similar if slower clapping and sounds nicely soulful.

JERRY BUTLER: ‘Cooling Out’ (from LP ‘Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love You’, Philadelphia Int’l PIR 83180)
Gorgeous 120bpm swinger now in its 6:26 US 12in form (I presume), which almost made the Disco 90 recently.

ALLNIGHT BAND: ‘The Wigan Joker’ / ‘Six By Six’ (Casino Classics CC 6)
Infectiously tuneful UK-recorded frantically flying 155bpm and 145bpm northern “soul” instrumentals, promo-ed on orange 12in and now on yellow vinyl.

VARIOUS: ‘Capitol Soul Casino’ LP (Capitol CAPS 1025)
Specialist ‘60s soul and garage band rejects, 16 of ‘em, for northern fans.

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: ‘Stir It Up’ (Island WIP 6478)
Good sinuously grooving 101bpm live version, due also on 20,000 12in.

MELBA MOORE: ‘You Stepped Into My Life’ (Epic EPC 12-6811) (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
Nicely filled out 7:48 12in version of her languidly soulful 109bpm Bee Gees song now builds through a long instrumental intro and sounds better.

ANDY GIBB: ‘Shadow Dancing’ (RSO RSOX 25)
Long 6:04 version of his old 120bpm plodder, on blue vinyl 12in with pic label and see-thru sleeve, plus another achingly yearning quavery smoocher as A-side, ‘(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away’.


Imports

INSTANT FUNK: ‘I Got My Mind Made Up’ (US Salsoul SG 207) (BNDA debut 1/27/79)
Dynamite 9:46 remix 12in starts with over half the record as an instrumental (so it may work best at first if you mix into it out of the UK version), the whole thing being totally reworked and lots of fun for funksters!

VARIOUS: ‘Steppin’ To Our Disco’ LP (US Polydor PRO 060)
An American ‘CBS Instant Replays’-type promotional-only disco sampler, mixed by Studio 54’s Rich Kaczor, has some nifty running mixes as well as on-the-beat chops, but suffers from the US-slanted material used: Gloria Gaynor, Bionic Boogie, Alicia Bridges, Miquel Brown, Arpeggio / Joe Simon, Don Ray, Isaac Hayes, Kikrokos, Peaches & Herb (side one working best). In its favour, it often only uses short segments from the tunes, which is true to the disco style, whereas on the CBS promo LP we were also trying to give jocks the full-length versions when we should really have been mixing earlier on some.

GREY & HANKS: ‘Dancin’’ (from LP ‘You Fooled Me’, US RCA AFL1-8069) (BNDA debut 1/20/79)
Great lurching 7:08 122bpm stamper with throatily growled vocals, girlie group chanting and rattling rhythm break, struts along beautifully and is already hitting hard here.

LONNIE LISTON SMITH: ‘Space Princess’ / ‘Quiet Moments’ (US Columbia 28-10882)
Happily jumping discos gem with zingy chix ‘n strings but funky undertow and wailing Lonnie progresses through 124-127-129(an amazing Brazilian percussion break)-127bpm on 7:01 12in, and has an equally good lovely tranquil 59-61bpm instrumental flip.

BILL SUMMERS: ‘Straight To The Bank’ (US Prestige D-120) (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
Jiggling 116bpm clomper drives along with whoop-whoops in the central break on 7:25 12in, while his LP (P-10105) has a shorter version plus the good 31bpm soul smoocher ‘All I Want’.

ARPEGGIO: ‘Love And Desire’ (from LP ‘Let The Music Play’, US Polydor PD 16180) (BNDA debut 12/16/78)
Simon Soussan-produced/created fast 131bpm falsetto vocal group with a Wilbert Longmire-type backbeat and “stun gun” syn-drum breaks, both evident also on the 126bpm ‘Play The Music / I Wanna Tango’ 12:40 title track, which has an overlaid tango bass break and a nice dynamic attacking tempo. Both cuts are getting big.

STANLEY COWELL: ‘The Stoker’ (from LP ‘Talkin’ ‘Bout Love’, US Galaxy GXY 5111)
Jittery bass-bumped 122bpm jazz-funk jiggler in 4:19 instrumental version with Eddie Henderson trumpet, or 5:34 vocal version by a guy sounding a bit like Al Wilson’s ‘The Snake’.


UK Disco Top 90 – January 20, 1979

01 01 Village People – YMCA – Mercury 7″/12″/US Casablanca 12″ remix
02 02 Chic – Le Freak – Atlantic 7″/12″
03 07 Earth, Wind & Fire – September – CBS 7″
04 06 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – Warner Bros. 7″/12″/LP
05 05 Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman – Warner Bros. 7″/12″
06 08 Shalamar – Take That To The Bank – RCA 7″/12″
07 04 Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – Blue Sky 7″/US 12″/LP
08 03 Musique – In The Bush / (remix) – CBS 7″/12″/LP
09 11 Rahni Harris – Six Million Steps – Mercury 12″
10 20 Dan Hartman – Countdown / This Is It – Blue Sky 7″/LP/US 12″
11 19 Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up – US Salsoul 7″/12″/US 12″ remix
12 10 Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) – Fantasy 7″/12″
13 09 Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Riva 7″/12″ promo
14 14 Edwin Starr – Contact – 20th Century 12″
15 13 Two Man Sound – Que Tal America – Miracle 12″
16 15 Gene Chandler – Get Down – US Chi-Sound 7″/12″/LP
17 18 Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Stiff 7″/12″
18 12 Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip – Starship Trooper – Ariola Hansa 7″/12″
19 23 Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing – Polydor 7″/12″ promo
20 21 Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson – Heat Of The Beat – Polydor 12″
21 55 Damon Harris – It’s Music – Fantasy 12″
22 25 Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife – Polydor 7″/12″
23 38 Chanson – Don’t Hold Back – Ariola 12″
24 28 Gaz – Sing Sing / Boogie Woman – US Salsoul 12″/LP
25 36 Donald Byrd – Thank You For Funking Up My Life / Have You Heard The News – Elektra LP/US 12″
26 32 Barry White – Just The Way You Are / Your Sweetness Is My Weakness – 20th Century 7″/12″
27 NE Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco – US Columbia 12″
28 27 Lakeside – It’s All The Way Live – RCA 12″
29 16 Goody Goody – #1 Dee Jay – Atlantic 12″
30 30 Keith Barrow – Physical Attraction / Turn Me Up – US Columbia LP/12″ remix
31 17 Boney M. – Mary’s Boy Child / Dancing In The Streets – Atlantic 7″
32 47 Ronnie Jones – Groovin’ / Me And Myself – Lollipop 12″
33 50 Sea Level – Fifty Four – US Capricorn 12″/LP
34 90 Cerrone – Je Suis Music – CBS 12″
35 86 Blondie – Heart Of Glass – Chrysalis 12″
36 31 Wilton Felder – Let’s Dance Together – ABC LP/US 12″ promo
37 22 Bee Gees – Too Much Heaven – RSO 7″
38 NE FLB – Boogie Town – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
39 26 Racey – Lay Your Love On Me – Rak 7″
40 34 Joe Farrell – Night Dancing – Warner Bros. 12″
41 24 Mankind – Dr. Who – Pinnacle 12″
42 63 War – Youngblood – MCA 12″
43 NE Grey & Hanks – Dancin’ – US RCA 12″
44 37 Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Fantasy 7″/12″/LP
45 57 Village People – Macho Man / San Francisco – DJM 12″
46 NE Village People – I’m A Cruiser / My Roommate / The Women / Hot Cop – Mercury LP
47 49 Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket – Jamaican Gibbs 12″ promo
48 52 Foxy – Get Off – TK 12″
49 59 Olympic Runners – Sir Dancealot – Polydor 12″
50 41 Chanter Sisters – Can’t Stop Dancing – Safari 7″/German 12″
51 29 Macho – I’m A Man – EMI 12″
52 NE Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love – CBS 12″
53 89 David Simmons – Will They Miss Me – Fantasy 12″
54 45 Carolyn Crawford – Coming On Strong / A Nice Feeling – US Mercury 7″/12″/LP
55 NE Lonnie Liston Smith – Space Princess / Quiet Moments – US Columbia 12″
56 53 Willie Bobo – Always There – US Columbia 7″/LP/12″ remix
57 35 Heatwave – Mind Blowing Decisions / Always And Forever – GTO 7″/12″
58 65 David Fathead Newman – Keep The Dream Alive – US Prestige LP
59 40 Montana – I Love Music / You Know How Good It Is – US Atlantic LP
60 54 Fantastic Four – BYOF – US Westbound LP
61 66 Bionic Boogie – Cream – Polydor 12″
62 60 Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force – Pye LP/12″ promo
63 78 Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me With Your Love – US Atlantic 12″
64 39 Voyage – Souvenirs / Lady America / Tahiti Tahiti – GTO 7″/12″/LP
65 70 Third World – Cool Meditation – Island 12″
66 33 Patrick Juvet – I Love America – Casablanca 7″/12″/LP
67 42 Curtis Mayfield – No Goodbyes – Curtom 12″
68 NE Rainbow – I Like It / Feel Like Makin’ Love – US Inner City LP
69 48 Phreek – I’m A Big Freak / Everybody Loves A Good Thing / Weekend – US Atlantic LP
70 RE Al Hudson & The Soul Partners – Spread Love – ABC 12″
71 44 Phil Hurtt – Giving It Back – Fantasy 12″
72 72 Brides Of Funkenstein – Disco To Go – Atlantic LP/US 12″
73 51 Rodney Franklin – I Like The Music Make It Hot – US Columbia LP
74 76 Zulema – Change – London 12″
75 NE Blackbyrds – Rock Creek Park / Gut Level / Happy Music – US Fantasy LP
76 46 Aquarian Dream – You’re A Star – Elektra LP
77 67 Lorraine Johnson – Feed The Flame / Learning To Dance All Over Again – US Prelude LP/12″
78 88 Love Symphony Orchestra – Let Me Be Your Fantasy – US Penthouse LP
79 69 T-Connection – At Midnight / Saturday Night / Funkannection / Funky Lady – US Dash LP
80 73 Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real – US Columbia 7″/12″
81 58 John Davis & The Monster Orch. – Ain’t That Enough For You – Miracle 12″
82 56 The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie – Epic 7″/12″
83 82 Quazar – Funk ‘N Roll – Arista 7″/LP
84 NE Three Degrees – Woman In Love – Ariola 7″/12″ promo
85 75 Luisa Fernandez – Lay Love On You – Warner Bros. 7″/12″
86 71 Diana Ross & Michael Jackson – Ease On Down The Road – MCA 12″
87 61 Paradise Express – Dance / Poinciana – US Fantasy 12″
88 NE Bill Summers – Straight To The Bank – US Prestige 12″
89 77 Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life – Epic 7″/12″
90 62 Erotic Drum Band – Love Disco Style / Plug Me To Death – US Prism LP/12″ remix
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 10/21/78) / #2 (BNDA debut 10/21/78) / #4 (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
#5 (BNDA debut 12/2/78) / #7 (BNDA debut 8/19/78) / #8 (BNDA debut 7/29/78)
#11 (BNDA debut 1/27/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #13 (BNDA debut 1/20/79)
#14 (BNDA debut 11/18/78) / #15 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #16 (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
#17 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #19 (BNDA debut 10/28/78) / #22 (BNDA debut 9/16/78)
#23 (BNDA debut 10/14/78) / #26 (BNDA debut 10/14/78) / #27 (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
#29 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #34 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #35 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#42 (BNDA debut 10/7/78) / #43 (BNDA debut 1/20/79) / #44 (BNDA debut 7/8/78)
#45 (BNDA debut 3/18/78) / #48 (BNDA debut 5/6/78) / #51 (BNDA debut 9/16/78)
#61 (BNDA debut 11/11/78) / #63 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #64 (BNDA debut 12/2/78)
#66 (BNDA debut 6/3/78) / #67 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #74 (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
#77 (BNDA debut 11/25/78) / #79 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #80 (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
#81 (BNDA debut 9/2/78) / #82 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #87 (BNDA debut 12/9/78)
#88 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #89 (BNDA debut 10/28/78) / #90 (BNDA debut 10/14/78)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Domestic):
FIL CALLENDER & JAH STITCH: ‘Baby My Love’ (68) (Cactus 12”)
MIKE MANDELL: ‘Peg’ (120) / ‘Just The Way You Are’ (68) (Vanguard LP)
MIQUEL BROWN: ‘Symphony Of Love’ (130) (Polydor 12”) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
PARLIAMENT: ‘Aqua Boogie’ (105) (Casablanca 7”)
BOB JAMES: ‘Touchdown’ (118/59) (Tappan Zee LP)
GANYMED: ‘It Takes Me Higher’ (132) (Creole 12”)
DOLLY PARTON: ‘Baby I’m Burning’ (134) (RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 12/16/78)
EDDIE HORAN: Turn My World Back Around’ (123) (London 12”)
ORIGINALS: ‘Blue Moon’ (120) (US Fantasy 12”)
ROYAL RASSES: ‘Unconventional People’ (63) (Ballistic 12”)
JAMES WELLS: ‘My Claim To Fame’ (120-127) (Pye LP) (BNDA debut 10/14/78)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Imports):
ARPEGGIO: ‘Let The Music Play’ (126) / ‘Love And Desire’ (131) (US Polydor LP)
MANTUS: ‘Freestyle Rhythm’ (132) (US SMI 12”) (BNDA debut 2/17/79)
RON LOUIS SMITH: ‘Party Freaks Come On’ (124) (US Sunshine Sound 12”)
LEMON: ‘A-Freak-A’ (123) / ‘Chance To Dance’ (128) (US Prelude LP) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
PHILLY CREAM: ‘Sly-Hi’ (129) (US Fantasy/WMOT 12”)
JO BISSO: ‘Play Me’ (116) (French Jobis LP)
LE PAMPLEMOUSSE: ‘Sweet Magic’ (115) (US AVI LP)
TRAMMPS: ‘Soul Bones’ (127) (US Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 1/13/79)
HERBIE MANN: ‘Superman’ (131) (US Atlantic 12”)
JIMMY BO HORNE: ‘Spank’ (123) (US Sunshine Sound 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
GARCIA’S SUPER FUNK: ‘I Didn’t Know That You Could Dance’ (122) (US TK 12”)
SIDE EFFECT: ‘Disco Junction’ (118) (US Fantasy LP)
SARAH DASH: ‘Sinner Man’ (124) (US Kirshner 12”) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
BLUE NOTES: ‘Disco Explosion’ (125) (US Fantasy 12”)
EDDIE RUSS: ‘Zalus’ / ‘See The Light’ (US Monument LP)
KING SPORTY: ‘Fire Keep On Burning’ (132) (US TK 12”)
FUTURES: ‘Party Time Man’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
GOLD BULLION BAND: ‘Baise Moi’ (127) (US Channel 12”) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
MARILYN MCCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR: ‘Shine On Silver Moon’ (126) (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 1/27/79)
STANLEY COWELL: ‘The Stoker’ (120) (US Galaxy LP)
SIDNEY BARNES: ‘Foot Stompin’ Music’ (114) (US Parachute LP)
TAVARES: ‘Never Had A Love Like This Before’ (47/95) (US Capitol 12”)
BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Ain’t We Funkin’ Now’ (114-116) (US A&M 12” remix)
MANDRILL: ‘Stay Tonight’ (122) / ‘Having A Love Attack’ (132) / ‘It’s So Easy Loving You’ (120) (US Arista LP)
FEVER: ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Love’ (134) (US Fantasy 12”) (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
ADC BAND: ‘Long Stroke’ / ‘Fire Up’ / ‘More And More Disco’ (US Cotillion LP)
PRINCE: ‘Just As Long As We’re Together’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
LONNIE SMITH: ‘Do It’ (US LRC LP)
GB EXPERIENCE: ‘Disco Extravaganza’ (127) (US Atlantic 12”)
DENNIS COFFEY: ‘Gimme That Funk’ (124) (US Westbound LP)
CORNELL DUPREE: ‘Shadow Dancing’ / ‘Hey Girl’ (US Versatile LP)
NITE SCHOOL: ‘Do You Speak French’ (125) (US AVI 12”)
AMANT: ‘If There’s Love’ (132) (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
ODYSSEY: ‘Quiet Star’ (42/84) (US RCA 12”)
EDDIE DANIELS: ‘I Go To Rio’ (141-144) (US TK 12”)
DANNY JOHNSON: ‘Dance Dance Dance’ (US First American 12”)
RAES: ‘A Little Lovin’ (Keeps The Doctor Away)’ (126) (US A&M 12”) (BNDA debut 11/4/78)
EDDIE HORAN: ‘The Dancer’ (118) (US HDM LP)
REFLECTIONS: ‘Boogie City’ (US RCA 12”)

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