January 27, 1979: “Disco jocks are now thinking more than ever before about mixing their records.”

Where once there were few disco charts, now weekly it seems more and more publications are jumping on the disco bandwagon and printing their own charts . . . with an inevitable workload increase for those DJ’s who kindly contribute returns and make them all possible. Just so that you know it’s worthwhile in case you’re one of these and are having to make a choice, Record Mirror’s long-established national disco airplay chart is considered accurate enough for the PRS to use in future as the basis for royalty payments to composers whose work appears in it! It may not be the most exciting chart, but it’s hopefully (with your help) the most authoritative – and longest? This week’s is the first to be compiled, not without teething problems, on RB Research Ltd’s computer, from nearly 200 DJ returns. We’re not exactly short of contributors, but more “hip”-type ones are still needed. John “No Jeans” Lewis (Brighton Metro) actually counters my last plea for contributors with the thought that “MoR merchants” are surely more typical of the disco scene: this may be true, but most seem so unadventurous in their programming that they might just as well send in the BMRB top thirty (which is not to knock the job they’re doing). The truest remark comes from Terry Emm (Dunstable): “the hip jocks are laziest because they’re always in record shops searching for new hip product.” On the nail, Terry! These are the jocks who, now that most major DJ’s are spoon-fed with free UK product, actually still go out and pay money for imports which, depending on the reaction they then get, may eventually get issued here – and sent out for free – months later. Don’t knock ‘em, they’re doing all the work.

Record Mirror may not have been the first to feature Beats Per Minute, but it’s certainly created the biggest stir.

Record companies are now starting to list BPM’s on their releases (in fact I seem to be doing the timing for a lot of them!), radio jocks have suddenly taken to doing BPM-locked running mixes on air, and – most important and my main intention – disco jocks are now thinking more than ever before about mixing their records.

Even jocks who understood the principle and had been happily mixing by ear for years have found the BPM info invaluable if only because it reminded them of mixes they might otherwise not have thought of. Graham Gold (Southgate Royalty / Greenlord Champers) reports for instance, “thanks to your BPM chart, that was the most together set I’ve ever done!”

Other DJ comments include Doctor John (Telford & Stafford Disco-Tech) “your BPM info has been masterful”; David Emery (Newcastle upon Tyne Scamps) “congratulations – your BPM has finally sealed the gap and put Record Mirror right into the number one spot, making it the only paper of any genuine use to decent DJ’s”; Alan Donald (Rothesay) “give yourself an award for being the most helpful columnist in the business”; John Lewis (Brighton Metro) “congratulations on promoting a stupid fad which helps to gloss over microphone inadequacies usually displayed by these so-called “hip” DJ’s – God help you if you need to tell customers that the venue is burning down!”

Yer what?!? Well, why shouldn’t someone who hasn’t got a good voice DJ too . . . I’ve been managing without using a mike except for important announcements ever since (gulp!) 1963, so I’d hardly call mixing a stupid fad!

There has been a revolution in the last year that you may or may not have noticed, but as mobile jock Grahame Goodyer (New Milton) rightly reports, “I’ve been operating for nearly five years now, playing for every taste, and have noticed recently that pure disco music is now much more accepted by the older generations – you should see them boogie to ‘YMCA’, Dan Hartman and the like”.

It may have been the Bee Gees that did it, but – whatever – the world does seem to be beating time to a new sub-conscious tempo, and that tempo is disco. All of a sudden those old rock and pop proven standards so loved by MoR jocks sound, sadly, very tired and out of date – and worse, often now don’t work. The record business, far from deserting disco for punk as I once predicted, has discovered that these two musical forms make a twin-pronged attack on the sales charts without needing radio support, and the disco side of the business is busier and more sophisticated than could previously ever have been imagined.

As someone on television might have put it, “we have the technology – now let’s use it”, disco records, especially 12-inchers, tend to feature steady rhythm intros and breaks (some now eyen have “eye-cue” scrolling bands pressed in the vinyl to show each break point), all of which is meant to make mixing easier. A long version 12in is not intended to be played right through from beginning to end, the extra length is to allow you more choice in where to mix out of it . . . or, indeed, into it. You can play the bit out of it . . . or, indeed, into it. You can play the bit that suits your mix best. This is the music that is being purpose-built for DJ’s to use, it’s the beat that the public wants, it’s the tool of our trade. All I’ve been trying to do is make sure that you know how to use your tool in the way that the maker intended!

Next week I’ll feature several mixes sent in blocks, but in the meantime I suggest that you arm yourself with the last few back-issues of RM and transfer the applicable BPM’s to your own records (write ‘em on sleeve or label – I find the latter most useful), then arrange the records in order of BPM speed and start looking for the best segue sequences.

Remember that the BPM only indicates the number of beats per minute and cannot account for the actual rhythm, which of course can vary greatly despite a similar seeming BPM rating. Practice makes perfect, so experiment – bearing in mind that you’ll be playing the expertly blended result to a hard-dancing public, who will expect a punchy hit-packed programme without too many tricky flights of fancy. If you’re among the majority of jocks still using fixed-speed turntables, this BPM style of mixing should make life a lot easier, but should not be followed mechanically, like I’ve said before. Use your ears, and have fun!

Disco News

Deborah Washington is evidently on 12in, but Bob Marley is now not on 12in after all . . . Andy Gibb ‘Shadow Dancing’ is of course 102bpm and not 120 as misprinted last week . . . Lorraine Lewis, much missed, has left EMI LRD disco promotion . . . Barbara Randolph ‘I Got A Feeling’ maxi 7in is out next week with original old Tamla Motown label and olive-coloured sleeve! . . . James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Cheryl Lynn are also due then on 12in, Gold Bullion Band on 7in, while Caroline Crawford 12in is out soon too . . . Jersey jock Alex Anders – real surname Szedmaky Glendinning! – (St Peters Mermaid) and mate Michael Lee Musgrove (St Helier Skyline) spent the night at Mayfair Gullivers before jetting to Bermuda for their Record Business Disco Forum prize holiday at the Bermudian Hotel . . . Panache Music Publishers have tested an unplaced white label 12in of their Classical Mechanics ‘Woman Of Ice’ by mailing it to all DJF (GB) member jocks . . . pooh-poohed in some quarters, but is Gary’s Gang really the return of Mr Glitter?

New Spins

GENE CHANDLER: ‘Get Down’ (20th Century BTCL 1040) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
Already enormous on import, the terrific bouncily burbling 117bpm funky bumper is now on 8:14 pink vinyl 12in with plenty of thudding rhythm breaks – all visually cued with scrolled bands (except the pink vinyl doesn’t exactly help!) – which mix beautifully in front of Herbie Hancock!

DONALD BYRD: ‘Loving You’ (Elektra K 12381)
Dynamite official 12in B-side, this 111bpm girlie group-sung bumpy 7:20 swayer slots perfectly over Instant Funk’s instrumental break – it’s even got the same chord progression for the first 38 secs! – and has consequently exploded with hip jocks, eclipsing the remixed ‘Thank You For Funking Up My Life’ A-side.

SEA LEVEL: ‘(Sneakers) Fifty Four’ (Capricorn POSPX 28)
Steadily thumping subtle cool 120bpm guitar jazz-funk instrumental jitterer, huge on import LP, is now due here on 6:40 12in . . . and is another that mixes perfectly out of Instant Funk’s instrumental break! 

SWITCH: ‘We Like To Party . . . Come On’ (Motown 12TMG 1132)
Exciting fast 122bpm funky jiggler always used to mix well out of Platinum Hook, and is now very belatedly on 12in.

DOBIE GRAY: ‘You Can Do It’ (Infinity INFT 101)
Bee Gees-flavoured easily rolling 109bpm 12in is not only the same tempo but actually mixes lyrically as well out of Melba Moore!

ROD STEWART: ‘Ain’t Love A Bitch’ (Riva 18)
Gorgeous 62/124bpm MoR swinger with many of his comfortingly familiar old tricks.

JUNIOR ENGLISH: ‘Win Some Lose Some’ LP (Burning Sounds BSLP 1012)
Hauntingly atmospheric relaxed reggae slowies including two chart-toppers, ‘In Loving You’ (also due on 12in next week) and ‘Never Win Never Lose’.

LENNY WHITE: ‘Lady Madonna’ (Elektra K 12328)
Chaka Khan-supported complex Stevie Wonder-ish jittery jerky 122bpm (approx) jazz-funk treatment on 12in, while its parent ‘Streamline’ LP (K 52108) has a nice but specialist 126bpm instrumental bumper, ‘Pooh Bear’.

THELMA HOUSTON: ‘Saturday Night, Sunday Morning’ (Motown TMG 1180) (BNDA debut 2/24/79)
Lou Rawls-ish mid-tempo 111/56bpm swaying backbeat judderer will soon be out on even better longer 12in remix.

ROBERTA FLACK: ‘Independent Man’ (Atlantic K 11238)
Lovely subtle 63bpm intro doubles up to a liltingly lurching gay 125bpm, but it’s more of a sophisticated swinger than straightforward disco.

BARBARA DICKSON: ‘Fallen Angel’ (CBS 6977)
Lovely melodic fast slick 131/66bpm MoR hustler, getting saturation radio play.

DOOLEYS: ‘Honey I’m Lost’ (GTO GT 242)
Ultra-commercial catchy pop singalong clapper swings around 128/64bpm.

EQUALS: ‘Baby Come Back’ (Lightning Old Gold LIG 9021)
Classic ‘68 chart-topper still sounds good segued with ‘Satisfaction’ (OK, it’s 129bpm, all right?).

THE LATE SHOW: ‘The Bristol Stomp’ (Decca F 13822)
Affectionately inane revival of the Dovells’ 1961 doo-wop rocker (which gave leader Len Barry his first hit).

TOOTS & THE MAYTALS: ‘Famine’ (Island WIP 6477)
Throatily sung complex but catchy 76bpm reggae jogger.

GROVER WASHINGTON JR: ‘Do Dat’ (Motown TMG 1181)
Slinky 99bpm jazz-funk sax instrumental.

T-CONNECTION: ‘At Midnight’ (TK TKR 7517) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
Fairly unattractive noisily hollered 117bpm jittery thumper lacks all the 12in rhythm breaks, but doubtless the 118bpm 9:55 12in will be scheduled here soon too.

THP ORCHESTRA: ‘Two Hot For Love’ LP (Rocket TRAIN 2) (BNDA debut 8/20/77)
Sorry to seem misleading last week, but this turns out not to be their current import but the first year-old LP, with a 15:56 side-long title track suite which rattles and thumps along from 121 to 126bpm in a blandly exciting Embassy-orientated New York way.

FIRST CHOICE: ‘Hold Your Horses’ (Salsoul SSOL 115) (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
130bpm girlie group canterer edited to 2:40 for UK 7in only, as DJ response to the 12in promo was fairly underwhelming.

MSFB: ‘Use Ta Be My Guy’ (from LP ‘The Gamble-Huff Orchestra’, Philadelphia Int’l PIR 33010)
Pleasant lightweight listening set sparked by this long overdue 5:15 instrumental and chorus 118/59-120/60bpm O’Jays treatment and a 52bpm version of ‘Wishing On A Star’.

THE JACKSONS: ‘Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)’ (from LP ‘Destiny’, Epic EPC 83200) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
Subdued monotonous 7:59 marathon jittery rhythm roller stays at a steady 117bpm and has some South-East funk action.

ODYSSEY: ‘Lucky Star’ (RCA PC 1444)
Slow-starting pleasantly unexceptional 42/84bpm 4:25 12in, with one of the all-time great titles on the ditto 112bpm flip, ‘You Wouldn’t Know A Real Live True Love If It Walked Right Up, Kissed You On The Cheek And Said Hello Baby’!


PLAYERS ASSOCIATION: ‘Turn The Music Up!’ LP (US Vanguard VSD 79421) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
Already exploding thanks to its usefully Bo & Ruth/Instant Funk feel, the 6:47 115bpm title track rhythm chatterer breaks into Brazilian rhythm and syndrum effects near the end and is due on 12in too, while other good cuts include a 6:48 instrumental of Chic’s ‘Everybody Dance’ at 131bpm and a Mike Mandell-type smooching of ‘The Closer I Get To You’. Check it out!

KEITH BARROW: ‘Turn Me Up’ (US Columbia 23-10895)
Well established on import LP but now expanded to 11:38 for remixed 12in, the 117bpm falsetto-sung chugging rattler becomes largely instrumental even on the vocal side, with various interesting developments for the hip to suss.

RON LOUIS SMITH: ‘Party Freaks Come On’ (US Sunshine Sound 208)
Percussively driven lurching 124bpm chugger with shrill strings, chanting chix and braying brass behind Ron’s imploring vocal, on 5:28 12in.

GARCIA’S SUPER FUNK: ‘I Didn’t Know That You Could Dance’ (US TK Disco 116)
5:43 12in (both sides) with slick close harmony chanting on the official A-side, but everyone’s flipping for the rattling and thumping instrumental jazz-funk version which has jangling Joe Sample-type piano and acid guitar over the driving 122bpm rhythm.

WILLIE BOBO: ‘Always There’ (LP ‘Hell Of An Act To Follow’, US Columbia JC 35374)
Ulp! – Correction: now that I’ve finally got my own copy of this 5:11 Latin percussion and trumpet instrumental rhythm rattler I find that it should be 125-129bpm, and not as previously printed (never trust a wristwatch timed by eye!).

Due here in a fortnight, this smoothly pulsating 116-118bpm swinger sadly was penned for Berry Gordy’s dad’s 90th birthday but the old boy fluffed after the event, before the record came out.

INNER CIRCLE: ‘Everything Is Great’ (Island white label pre)
Look out for this in a fortnight as the reggae group have gone funk-fusion and could be the next Hi-Tension with this great 122bpm pounder, which even works a bit of ‘I Love Music’ into the compulsively driving heavy beat (order 12WIP 6472 and be sure of a 12in!).

UK Disco Top 90 – January 27, 1979

01 01 Village People – YMCA – Mercury 7″/12″/US Casablanca 12″ remix
02 02 Chic – Le Freak – Atlantic 7″/12″
03 03 Earth, Wind & Fire – September – CBS 7″
04 04 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – Warner Bros. 7″/12″/LP
05 05 Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman – Warner Bros. 7″/12″
06 06 Shalamar – Take That To The Bank – RCA 7″/12″
07 10 Dan Hartman – Countdown / This Is It – Blue Sky 7″/12″/LP/US 12″
08 11 Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up – US Salsoul 7″/12″/US 12″ remix
09 08 Musique – In The Bush / (remix) – CBS 7″/12″
10 14 Edwin Starr – Contact – 20th Century 12″
11 07 Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – Blue Sky 7″/US 12″/LP
12 17 Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Stiff 7″/12″
13 09 Rahni Harris – Six Million Steps – Mercury 12″
14 20 Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson – Heat Of The Beat – Polydor 12″
15 15 Two Man Sound – Que Tal America – Miracle 12″
16 16 Gene Chandler – Get Down – 20th Century 12″
17 12 Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) – Fantasy 7″/12″
18 27 Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco – US Columbia 12″
19 19 Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing – Polydor 12″
20 13 Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Riva 7″/12″ promo
21 23 Chanson – Don’t Hold Back – Ariola 12″
22 26 Barry White – Just The Way You Are / Your Sweetness Is My Weakness – 20th Century 7″/12″
23 21 Damon Harris – It’s Music – Fantasy 12″
24 49 Olympic Runners – Sir Dancealot – Polydor 12″
25 34 Cerrone – Je Suis Music – CBS 12″
26 18 Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip – Starship Trooper – Ariola Hansa 7″/12″
27 35 Blondie – Heart Of Glass – Chrysalis 12″
28 28 Lakeside – It’s All The Way Live – RCA 12″
29 38 FLB – Boogie Town – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
30 52 Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love – CBS 12″
31 25 Donald Byrd – Thank You For Funking Up My Life / Have You Heard The News – Elektra 12″/LP
32 62 Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force – Pye LP/12″ promo
33 61 Bionic Boogie – Cream – Polydor 12″
34 24 Gaz – Sing Sing / Boogie Woman – US Salsoul 12″/LP
35 32 Ronnie Jones – Groovin’ / Me And Myself – Lollipop 12″
36 46 Village People – I’m A Cruiser / My Roommate / The Women / Hot Cop – Mercury LP
37 22 Alicia Bridges – I Love The Nightlife – Polydor 7″/12″
38 55 Lonnie Liston Smith – Space Princess / Quiet Moments – US Columbia 12″
39 43 Grey & Hanks – Dancin’ / You Fooled Me – US RCA LP
40 30 Keith Barrow – Physical Attraction / Turn Me Up – US Columbia LP/12″ remix
41 45 Village People – Macho Man / San Francisco – DJM 12″
42 39 Racey – Lay Your Love On Me – Rak 7″
43 33 Sea Level – Fifty Four – US Capricorn 12″/LP
44 29 Goody Goody – #1 Dee Jay – Atlantic 12″
45 37 Bee Gees – Too Much Heaven – RSO 7″
46 44 Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Fantasy 7″/12″/LP
47 53 David Simmons – Will They Miss Me – Fantasy 12″
48 57 Heatwave – Mind Blowing Decisions / Always And Forever – GTO 7″/12″
49 41 Mankind – Dr. Who – Pinnacle 12″
50 40 Joe Farrell – Night Dancing – Warner Bros. 12″
51 65 Third World – Cool Meditation – Island 7″/12″
52 42 War – Youngblood – MCA 12″
53 NE Leif Garrett – I Was Made For Dancin’ – Scotti Bros. 7″/US 12″
54 56 Willie Bobo – Always There – US Columbia 7″/LP/12″ remix
55 60 Fantastic Four – BYOF – US Westbound LP
56 84 Three Degrees – Woman In Love – Ariola 7″/12″ promo
57 63 Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me With Your Love – US Atlantic 12″
58 79 T-Connection – At Midnight / Saturday Night / Funkannection / Funky Lady – US TK 12″/Dash LP
59 47 Dennis Brown – Money In My Pocket – Jamaican Gibbs 12″ promo
60 81 John Davis & The Monster Orch. – Ain’t That Enough For You – Miracle 12″
61 58 David Fathead Newman – Keep The Dream Alive – US Prestige LP
62 54 Carolyn Crawford – Coming On Strong / A Nice Feeling – US Mercury 7″/12″/LP
63 NE Dolly Parton – Baby I’m Burnin’ – RCA 12″
64 83 Quazar – Funk ‘N Roll – Arista 7″/LP
65 67 Curtis Mayfield – No Goodbyes – Curtom 12″
66 51 Macho – I’m A Man – EMI 12″
67 50 Chanter Sisters – Can’t Stop Dancing – Safari 7″/German 12″
68 NE Mantus – (Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm – US SMI 12″
69 64 Voyage – Souvenirs / Lady America / Tahiti Tahiti – GTO 7″/12″/LP
70 74 Zulema – Change – London 12″
71 70 Al Hudson & The Soul Partners – Spread Love – ABC 12″
72 87 Paradise Express – Dance / Poinciana – US Fantasy 12″
73 80 Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real – US Columbia 7″/12″/LP
74 NE Arpeggio – Love And Desire / Let The Music Play / Runaway – US Polydor LP
75 31 Boney M. – Mary’s Boy Child / Dancing In The Streets – Atlantic 7″
76 88 Bill Summers – Straight To The Bank – US Prestige 12″
77 RE Liquid Gold – Anyway You Do It – Creole 7″/12″
78 59 Montana – I Love Music / You Know How Good It Is – US Atlantic LP
79 NE Eruption – Leave A Light – Atlantic 7″
80 NE Philly Cream – Sly-Hi – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
81 36 Wilton Felder – Let’s Dance Together – ABC LP/US 12″ promo
82 NE Eddie Henderson – Cyclops – Capitol 7″
83 48 Foxy – Get Off – TK 12″
84 86 Diana Ross & Michael Jackson – Ease On Down The Road – MCA 12″
85 89 Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life – Epic 12″
86 NE Elton John – Song For Guy – Rocket 7″
87 NE Mike Mandell – Just The Way You Are / Peg / Jupiter Finger – Vanguard LP
88 RE Miquel Brown – Symphony Of Love – Polydor 12″
89 RE Rachel Sweet – B-A-B-Y – Stiff 7″
90 NE Ron Louis Smith – Party Freaks Come On – US Sunshine Sound 12″
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) / #8 (BNDA debut 1/27/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 7/29/78)
#10 (BNDA debut 11/18/78) / #11 (BNDA debut 8/19/78) / #12 (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
#15 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #16 (BNDA debut 11/18/78) / #17 (BNDA debut 7/8/78)
#18 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #19 (BNDA debut 10/28/78) / #20 (BNDA debut 1/20/79)
#21 (BNDA debut 10/14/78) / #22 (BNDA debut 10/14/78) / #25 (BNDA debut 11/4/78)
#27 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #33 (BNDA debut 11/11/78) / #37 (BNDA debut 9/16/78)
#39 (BNDA debut 1/20/79) / #41 (BNDA debut 3/18/78) / #44 (BNDA debut 9/9/78)
#46 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #52 (BNDA debut 10/7/78) / #57 (BNDA debut 11/4/78)
#58 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #60 (BNDA debut 9/2/78) / #63 (BNDA debut 12/16/78)
#65 (BNDA debut 9/9/78) / #66 (BNDA debut 9/16/78) / #68 (BNDA debut 2/17/79)
#69 (BNDA debut 12/2/78) / #70 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #72 (BNDA debut 12/9/78)
#73 (BNDA debut 11/25/78) / #74 (BNDA debut 12/16/78) / #76 (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
#83 (BNDA debut 5/6/78) / #85 (BNDA debut 10/28/78) / #88 (BNDA debut 1/6/79)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Domestic):
RONNIE LAWS: ‘All For You’ (UA 12”)
THELMA HOUSTON: ‘Saturday Night’ (Motown 7”)
OLLIE BABA: ‘Stomp Your Feet’ (Polydor 12” promo)
WEATHER REPORT: ‘River People’ (CBS 7”)
DOBIE GRAY: ‘You Can Do It’ (Infinity 12”)
GANYMED: ‘It Takes Me Higher’ (Creole 12”)
POINTER SISTERS: ‘Everybody Is A Star’ (Planet 7”)
BOB JAMES: ‘Touchdown’ (Tappan Zee LP)
TOOTS & MAYTALS: ‘Famine’ (Island 7”)
ISAAC HAYES: ‘Zeke The Freak’ (Polydor LP)
FIL CALLENDER & JAH STITCH: ‘Baby My Love’ (Cactus 12”)
MARVIN GAYE: ‘A Funky Space Reincarnation’ (Motown LP)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Imports):
JO BISSO: ‘Play Me’ (French Jobis LP)
RAINBOW: ‘I Like It’ (US Inner City LP)
LEMON: ‘A-Freak-A’ (US Prelude LP) (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
JIMMY BO HORNE: ‘Spank’ (US Sunshine Sound 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
FEVER: ‘Standing In The Shadows Of Love’ (US Fantasy 12”) (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
GARCIA’S SUPER FUNK: ‘I Didn’t Know That You Could Dance’ (US TK 12”)
PLAYERS ASSOCIATION: ‘Turn The Music Up’ (US Vanguard LP) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
BLACKBYRDS: ‘Night Grooves’ (US Fantasy LP)
SARAH DASH: ‘Sinner Man’ (US Kirshner 12”) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
TRAMMPS: ‘Soul Bones’ (US Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 1/13/79)
KING SPORTY: ‘Fire Keep On Burning’ (US TK 12”)
ORIGINALS: ‘Blue Moon’ (US Fantasy 12”)
CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR: ‘I Love You’ (US De-Lite 7”)
MARILYN MCCOO & BILLY DAVIS JR: ‘Shine On Silver Moon’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 1/27/79)
SIDNEY BARNES: ‘Foot Stompin’ Music’ (US Parachute LP)
STANLEY COWELL: ‘The Stoker’ (US Galaxy LP)
BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Ain’t We Funkin’ Now’ (US A&M 12” remix)
EDDIE RUSS: ‘Zalus’ (US Monument LP)
REFLECTIONS: ‘Boogie City’ (US RCA 12”)
BLUE NOTES: ‘Disco Explosion’ (US Fantasy 12”)
CORNELL DUPREE: ‘Shadow Dancing’ (US Versatile LP)
AMANT: ‘If There’s Love’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
DANNY JOHNSON: ‘Dance Dance Dance’ (US First American 12”)
FUTURES: ‘Party Time Man’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
GB EXPERIENCE: ‘Disco Extravaganza’ (US Atlantic 12”)
SIDE EFFECT: ‘Disco Junction’ (118) (US Fantasy LP)

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