February 24, 1979: WEA’s LV Set

Disco News

Cardiff Troubadour in Rover Way has a £1,000 first prize dancing competition every Tuesday until the final on March 20th, with free entry for contestants . . . Brighton Bunnies funk club welcomes “casual but smart” potential members on Thurs/Fridays, and yet is sending coachloads of loons to the next Purley fest all dressed as skindivers (for an ‘Aqua Boogie’, natch – details Paul Clark, 0273-698699)! . . . Island soon launch a new disco label, Fearless . . . Thelma Houston UK 12in is promo only, bah! Jean Michel Jarre on blue 12in and Bee Gees on US 12in are a few more promos currently about . . . Bill Summers wonders if Shalamar or he cut the first ‘Bank’ record – his being mixed by last May . . . CBS seem very formal, adding the “z” to Pam Todd’s ‘Baise Moi” . . . Bronwyn King’s Special Events (01-836 1605) is a new promotional and model agency that supplies glamorous female personnel for special promotions, exhibitions and the like, with girls in London, Manchester and Birmingham – could be useful for the industry if not so much for jocks (dunno, though!) . . . Miquel Brown 12in has been mailed to all DJF (GB) affiliate members . . . Thames Valley DJA meets this Sunday (25) at noon in High Wycombe’s Night Spot Disco, Desborough Road, to learn about making audition tapes . . . Havering DJA, covering East London/West Essex, only has 12 members but thrusts onwards with record and equipment discounts already arranged (details Brian Mead, Romford 61129 days) . . . North Midlands ADJ have a nice new little magazine edited by Don Bunting (Sheffield 372422), and seem well organised . . . East Midlands DJA hold a fund-raising disco at Derby New Assembly Rooms on April 5th and would welcome a promotional night to tie in with it – promo people please call Carl Horsley on Derby 761530 . . . Dave Xanadu is starting a Hastings and Bexhill DJA, so potential members write him at St Margerets, Potmans Lane, Bexhill-on-Sea . . . don’t be last on your block to have a DJ Association! . . . Chris Hill’s is the best though . . .


WEA’s LV Set

As promised, here’s a run-down on the two-week old set of long version 12in “LV”s issued by WEA. Be prepared to check the BPMs as printed on the labels against those printed here, as the labels are not always correct. (My BPMs may not always correspond with others either, but at least if you stick with me you’ll be consistent!)

CHIC: ‘I Want Your Love’ (Atlantic LV 16) (BNDA debut 12/16/78)
Insidious little mid-tempo 115bpm jittery swayer, on 6:53 remix 12in or shorter 7in – the latter flipped by the heavy 101bpm ‘(Funny) Bone’ funk instrumental, while the 12in has both ‘Le Freak’ and the already hot Latin-type 113bpm ‘Chic Cheer’, with long applause intro.

DENNIS BROWN: ‘Money In My Pocket’ (Lightning LV 5)
Monster reggae import for months, the dynamite catchy 78bpm groover will now crossover and smash pop.

FANTASTIC FOUR: ‘B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Funk)’ (Atlantic LV 14)
Great 6:02 clapping 123bpm freak stamper harks back to the ‘60s soul sound, even working Wilson Pickett’s ‘1000 Dances’ chant into its otherwise modern framework, and mixes superbly into Philly Cream ‘Sly-Hi’ and Montana ‘I Love Music’ (skipping very start of both). The remixed chugging 113bpm ‘Sexy Lady’ flip is now less Hot Chocolatey than before, and big for some already. 

WILLIE HUTCH: ‘Come On And Dance With Me’ (Whitfield LV 10)
Relentlessly pushing fast 126bpm chugger like the Isleys backed by KC, now remixed to 6:25 with his lovely 104bpm ‘Easy Does It’ swayer as flip.

AQUARIAN DREAM: ‘You’re A Star’ (Elektra LV 7)
Huge before Xmas, the dynamite subtle 126bpm jazz-funk groover starts eerily and progresses through 5:30 of lovely lush instrumental and breathy vocal sections, with some Friends Of Distinction-style staccato “youcandigit” bits.

BETTYE LAVETTE: ‘Doin’ The Best That I Can’ (Atlantic LV 9) (BNDA debut 8/12/78)
Completely remixed 11:03 version strings together every sort of break they could extract from the original master tape (lots of the individual parts making good mixers), with a long thin-sounding 127bpm rhythm intro which somewhere reaches 130bpm but generally settles for 128bpm.

KAREN YOUNG: ‘Hot Shot’ (Atlantic LV 8) (BNDA debut 6/17/78)
Last autumn’s 121bpm smash now for the first time here in its full 8:40 vocal version – just in time to mix with the similar Gibson Bros ‘Cuba’ next week!

HOWARD KENNEY: ‘Save Some For The Children’ (Warner Bros. KLV15)
Disjointed skippable start to a mildly jogging 121bpm thunker with weird-sounding Smokey Robinson-ish double-tracked vocal, big last year.

PATRICK ADAMS PRESENTS PHREEK: ‘Weekend’ (Atlantic LV 11)
Blandly thumping chix-sung 8:12 freaker accelerates smoothly from 126 to 128bpm, while the beefier and better 5:44 ‘Have A Good Day’ 130bpm flip has wheezling Sine-style synthesizer over monotonous chanting.

SLAVE: ‘Stellar Fungk’ (Cotillion LV 12)
Great gradually unrolling 119bpm heavy funk bumper with lots of developments, and their Brass Construction-ish 120bpm ‘You And Me’ chugger as flip.

DENNIS COFFEY: ‘Gimme That Funk’ (Atlantic LV 6)
Bouncy 124bpm funker cuts beautifully into and out of James Brown oldies, while 129bpm ‘Calling Planet Earth’ flip’s a fast instrumental flier.

NORMA JEAN: ‘Saturday’ (Bearsville LV 13) (BNDA debut 6/17/78)
Creamily churning 131bpm cymbal snicker, big a year ago.


New Spins

G.Q.: ‘Disco Nights (Rock Freak)’ (Arista ARIST 12245) (BNDA debut 2/24/79)
Quick on the mark (unlike some we could name!), Arista have imported and over-stickered 10,000 of this red hot 12in until their UK presses can cope, simply 5:11 of 124bpm disco perfection, which mixes like a dream if you cross from Gary’s Gang ‘Keep On Dancing’ at the second synthesizer splurge into the first guitar glissando near the start of this! And don’t forget the very useable 126 bpm B-side retread of ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ . . . it’s double dynamite!

GONZALEZ: ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet’ (Sidewalk 12SID 102) (BNDA debut 12/12/78)
EMI’s new disco label looks chart-bound with this stupendous restructuring of their old disco hit into an exciting 8:00 12in – now huge in America – given a long rhythm rattling 135bpm Latin percussion intro and break.

LORRAINE JOHNSON: ‘Feed The Flame’ (Epic EPC 7089) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
Expertly textured soulfully wailing 126bpm disco canterer, edited from overdue US LP for 4:48 7in, this little beauty’s another that mixes nicely out of Gary’s Gang.

VILLAGE PEOPLE: ‘Just A Gigolo / I Ain’t Got Nobody’ (DJM DJS 10899)
Typically hollered but tuneful medley from their final DJM LP, it changes attack from 131 to 134bpm at the join, with the 130bpm ‘In Hollywood’ as flip. However, their official Mercury follow-up 12in, due on March 9th, will be ‘In The Navy’ . . . hel-LO, sailor!

BELL & JAMES: ‘Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)’ (A&M AMSP 7424)
Funkily jogging 119bpm lurcher with Olympic Runners-style harmony chanting on edited 3:20 7in now or this full 7:03 12in next week. I’d wait!

JOE SAMPLE: ‘Carmel’ LP (ABC ABCL 5266)
Crusaders keyboardist’s latest solo follows his ‘There Are Many Steps Along The Way’ smash of last year with a gorgeous listening set of which at least three cuts are hot for jazz-funkers: the melodically meandering but quietly jittery 112bpm ‘Sunrise’, beautiful picture-painting 102bpm rolling piano title-track, and grittily grooving 106-108bpm ‘Cannery Row’ plonker. Specialist, but lovely stuff.

JOE SIMON: ‘Love Vibration’ (Polydor POSPX 26)
Croakily sung chattering 118bpm rhythm roller with chicks ‘n clapping, on 5:04 12in, works into a rhythm break before the end though Joe is more soulful than disco.

RICHARD MYHILL: ‘While London Dances’ (Mercury/Utopia TANGO 6)
Tavares-type 134bpm UK pop bounder, on circular 7in and promo 12in.

LENE LOVICH: ‘Lucky Number’ (Stiff 12BUY 42)
Madly jolly new wave smash will obviously crossover for some, and clocks in at 154/77bpm – not that it needs mixing!

RICO: ‘Take Five’ (Island IPR 2016)
Yet another reggae version of Dave Brubeck’s jazz oldie, this 7:49 limited 12in is a good trombone-led 77bpm dub.

RUFUS: ‘Red Hot Poker’ (from LP ‘Numbers’, ABC ABCL 5263)
Chaka Khan-less, they’re in the washed-out white AWB vocal style, but this attractively jiggling 98/49bpm jazzy minor key 4:30 instrumental is warm in the North-West.

PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Hang It Up’ (Elektra K 12336)
Deceptively jiggly 98bpm heavy funk with a socking 49 bpm off-beat and jazzy piano.

DOROTHY MOORE: ‘(We Need More) Loving Time’ (Epic EPC 7034)
Dionne Warwick-ish pretty 55/110bpm soul lilter.

NICOLETTE LARSON: ‘Lotta Love’ (Warner Bros. K 17303)
Lazily jogging mellow 115bpm US MoR hit, like a prettified Alicia Bridges.

HONEY: ‘Superman! Superman!’ / ‘Superhythm’ (EMI 2904)
Appalling pop flier, far too fast at 143bpm, but the perkily panting ‘n clapping 122bpm flip is better.

LOVE DE-LUXE: ‘Here Comes That Sound Again’ (Atlantic LV 17) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
Not really in the main LV set, this plodding dull Euro-type 115bpm girlie group thudder is on 6:25 12in or shorter 7in (K11249) – it seems big in Norfolk, somehow.

BRAZILIAN CONNECTION: ‘Black Coco’ (RCA PC 9360)
Amazingly boring 101bpm 12in plodder, despite exotic origins.

PATTI BOULAYE: ‘You Stepped Into My Life’ (Polydor POSP 37)
Cluttered 108bpm cover of Melba Moore’s Bee Gees roller, this may also be on 12in . . . I’m not sure, as the postman’s been unable to get up my ice-covered hill for five days!

BARRON KNIGHTS: ‘Boozy Nights’ (Epic EPC 7048)
Heatwave-copying 125bpm parody of ‘Boogie Nights’, actually too accurate to be funny.

AVERAGE WHITE BAND: ‘Atlantic Avenue’ (RCA XB 1061)
Chunkily jiggling 43/86bpm swayer on average white vinyl 7in.

CAMEO: ‘Insane’ (Casablanca CAN 143)
Plodding dull 108bpm funk lurcher.


Imports

BREAKWATER: ‘Breakwater’ LP (US Arista AB 4208)
Confidently competent if somewhat dated and derivative funk set by an eight-man band, the hot cuts here being a slow-textured Brass Construction-ish 120bpm ‘Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot’ rolling chanter, jerky 109bpm ‘Feel Your Way’ meanderer with fast jazzy piano under the slow but jiggly beat and slow-starting 109bpm ‘No Limit’ bouncy thumper.

CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR: ‘Dance Lady Dance’ (US De-Lite DE 912)
Self-produced future April LP title track’s a light and airy little 113bpm chugger with some ‘Grazing In The Grass’-style staccato phrasing, due here on longer 12in next month.

WARDELL PIPER: ‘Captain Boogie’ (Midsong MD 501) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
This excites me less than it does others. Also on 7in, this is the 6:44 promo 12in.

THE GOSPELAIRES: ‘God Helps Those Who Help Themselves’ (US Savoy SDC 0001)
Veteran gospel group from Dayton, Ohio, copy their Mighty Clouds (Of Joy) contemporaries and go disco on 8:48 12in, but the holy material and wukka wukka 116bpm bass beat make it better soul than disco. Ain’t that the Devil’s music?


UK Disco Top 90 – February 24, 1979

01 02 Edwin Starr – Contact – 20th Century 12″
02 01 Village People – YMCA – Mercury 7″/12″/US Casablanca 12″ remix
03 08 Gene Chandler – Get Down – 20th Century 12″
04 06 Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up – Salsoul 7″/12″/US 12″ remix
05 04 Earth, Wind & Fire – September – CBS 7″
06 03 Chic – Le Freak – Atlantic 7″/12″
07 11 Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco – CBS 12″
08 10 Blondie – Heart Of Glass – Chrysalis 7″/12″
09 05 Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove – Warner Bros. 7″/12″/LP
10 07 Dan Hartman – Countdown / This Is It – Blue Sky 7″/12″/LP/US 12″
11 09 Peaches & Herb – Shake Your Groove Thing – Polydor 12″
12 14 Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love – CBS 12″
13 16 Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force – Pye 12″/LP
14 21 Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive – Polydor 7″/12″
15 12 Shalamar – Take That To The Bank – RCA 12″
16 13 Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman – Warner Bros. 7″/12″
17 15 Olympic Runners – Sir Dancealot – Polydor 12″
18 22 Players Association – Turn The Music Up (all cuts) – Vanguard LP
19 32 GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie – Arista 12″
20 17 Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Stiff 7″/12″
21 19 Chanson – Don’t Hold Back – Ariola 7″/12″
22 28 Leif Garrett – I Was Made For Dancin’ – Scotti Bros. 7″/US 12″
23 20 Two Man Sound – Que Tal America – Miracle 12″
24 18 Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson – Heat Of The Beat – Polydor 12″
25 24 Three Degrees – Woman In Love – Ariola 7″/12″ promo
26 61 Bee Gees – Tragedy – RSO 7″
27 34 Gaz – Sing Sing – Salsoul 12″
28 25 FLB – Boogie Town – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
29 30 Grey & Hanks – Dancin’ / You Fooled Me – US RCA 7″/12″/LP
30 27 Lonnie Liston Smith – Space Princess – US Columbia 12″
31 49 Mick Jackson – Weekend – Atlantic 7″/US 12″ promo
32 29 Donald Byrd – Thank You For Funking Up My Life / Loving You – Elektra 12″/LP
33 23 Bionic Boogie – Cream – Polydor 12″
34 42 Cheryl Lynn – Got To Be Real – CBS 12″
35 53 Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer – US Cotillion 12″
36 33 Keith Barrow – Physical Attraction / Turn Me Up / Joyous Music – US Columbia LP/12″ remix
37 38 Sea Level – Fifty Four – Capricorn 12″
38 71 Herbie Hancock – Tell Everybody / Ready Or Not / Trust Me – CBS LP
39 80 Inner Circle – Everything Is Great – Island 12″
40 31 Village People – I’m A Cruiser / My Roommate / Hot Cop / Ups And Downs – Mercury LP
41 26 Musique – In The Bush / (remix) – CBS 7″/12″
42 48 Bill Summers – Straight To The Bank – Prestige 12″
43 77 T-Connection – At Midnight – TK 7″/12″
44 51 John Davis & The Monster Orch. – Ain’t That Enough For You – Miracle 12″
45 47 Herbie Mann – Superman / Etagui – Atlantic 7″/US 12″
46 65 Fantastic Four – BYOF / Sexy Lady – Atlantic 12″
47 43 Damon Harris – It’s Music – Fantasy 12″
48 54 Thelma Houston – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Motown 7″/US 12″
49 52 Mantus – (Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm – US SMI 12″
50 59 Mike Mandel – Just The Way You Are / Peg / Jupiter Finger – Vanguard 12″/LP
51 RE Paradise Express – Dance / Poinciana – Fantasy 12″
52 81 Bonnie Pointer – Heaven Must Have Sent You – Motown 12″
53 35 Rahni Harris – Six Million Steps – Mercury 12″
54 39 Dolly Parton – Baby I’m Burnin’ – RCA 12″
55 45 Third World – Cool Meditation – Island 7″/12″
56 62 Switch – We Like To Party . . . Come On / There’ll Never Be / I Wanna Be Closer – Motown 12″
57 46 Sylvester – Dance (Disco Heat) – Fantasy 7″/12″
58 56 Dobie Gray – You Can Do It – Infinity 12″
59 66 Carolyn Crawford – Coming On Strong / A Nice Feeling – Mercury 12″
60 55 David Simmons – Will They Miss Me – Fantasy 12″
61 50 Ronnie Jones – Groovin’ / Me And Myself – Lollipop 12″
62 36 Barry White – Just The Way You Are / Your Sweetness Is My Weakness – 20th Century 7″/12″
63 69 Rick James – High On Your Love / Bustin’ Out / Fool On The Street – Motown LP/US 12″ promo
64 67 Eddie Horan – Turn My World Back Around – London 12″
65 57 Tasha Thomas – Shoot Me With Your Love – Atlantic 12″
66 60 Ronnie Laws – All For You / Nothin’ ‘Bout Nothin’ – UA 12″
67 64 Lonnie Smith – Do It / Sweet Honey Wine / My Latin Sky – US LRC LP
68 37 Dan Hartman – Instant Replay – Blue Sky 7″/US 12″
69 41 Lakeside – It’s All The Way Live – RCA 12″
70 70 Chic – I Want Your Love / Chic Cheer – Atlantic 12″/LP
71 RE The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie / Destiny – Epic 12″ remix
72 68 Bell & James – Livin’ It Up (Friday Night) – A&M 7″/US 12″
73 85 Rose Royce – I’m In Love – Whitfield 7″/12″
74 82 James Brown – For Goodness Sakes Look At Those Cakes / Sex Machine – Polydor 12″
75 73 Wilton Felder – Let’s Dance Together – ABC 12″/LP
76 63 Zulema – Change – London 12″
77 83 Deborah Washington – Standing In The Shadows Of Love – Ariola 7″/12″ promo
78 58 T-Connection – Saturday Night / Funkannection / Funky Lady / Midnight Train – TK LP
79 88 Bombers – (Everybody) Get Dancin’ – US West End 12″
80 72 Isaac Hayes – Zeke The Freak – Polydor 12″
81 NE Ritchie Family – American Generation – Mercury 7″
82 NE Donna Summer – Heaven Knows – Casablanca 7″
83 44 Rod Stewart – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Riva 7″/12″ promo
84 40 Cerrone – Je Suis Music – CBS 12″
85 76 Melba Moore – You Stepped Into My Life – Epic 12″
86 NE Narada Michael Walden – I Don’t Want Nobody Else – US Atlantic 12″ promo
87 79 Lemon – A-Freak-A / Chance To Dance – US Prelude 12″/LP
88 86 Jimmy Lindsay – Ain’t No Sunshine – BEM 12″
89 90 Arpeggio – Love And Desire / Let The Music Play / Runaway – US Polydor LP
90 87 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. – Shine On Silver Moon – US Columbia 12″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 11/18/78) / #2 (BNDA debut 10/21/78) / #3 (BNDA debut 11/18/78)
#4 (BNDA debut 1/27/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 10/21/78) / #7 (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
#8 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 11/11/78) / #11 (BNDA debut 10/28/78)
#14 (BNDA debut 11/11/78) / #16 (BNDA debut 12/2/78) / #18 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#19 (BNDA debut 2/24/79) / #20 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
#23 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #26 (BNDA debut 3/17/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 1/20/79)
#33 (BNDA debut 11/11/78) / #34 (BNDA debut 11/25/78) / #35 (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
#38 (BNDA debut 7/14/79) / #41 (BNDA debut 7/29/78) / #42 (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
#43 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #44 (BNDA debut 9/2/78) / #48 (BNDA debut 2/24/79)
#49 (BNDA debut 2/17/79) / #51 (BNDA debut 12/9/78) / #52 (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
#54 (BNDA debut 12/16/78) / #57 (BNDA debut 7/8/78) / #62 (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
#65 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #68 (BNDA debut 8/19/78) / #70 (BNDA debut 12/16/78)
#71 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #76 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #77 (BNDA debut 9/23/78)
#79 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #81 (BNDA debut 7/22/78) / #83 (BNDA debut 1/20/79)
#84 (BNDA debut 11/4/78) / #85 (BNDA debut 10/28/78) / #86 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#87 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #89 (BNDA debut 12/16/78) / #90 (BNDA debut 1/27/79)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Domestic):
JOE SAMPLE: ‘Sunrise’ / ‘Carmel’ / ‘Cannery Row’ (ABC LP)
BOBBY CALDWELL: ‘Down For The Third Time’ (TK 7”)
EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING: ‘I Don’t Know If It’s Right’ (RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 2/3/79)
EDDIE HENDERSON: ‘Cyclops’ (Capitol 12”)
WILLIE HUTCH: ‘Come On And Dance With Me’ (Whitfield 12”)
PHREEK: ‘Weekend’ / ‘Have A Good Day’ (Atlantic 12”)
DIANA ROSS: ‘What You Gave Me’ (Motown 12”) (BNDA debut 12/23/78)
DIANA ROSS, MARVIN GAYE, SMOKEY ROBINSON & STEVIE WONDER: ‘Pops We Love You’ (Motown 7”)
BIONIC BOOGIE: ‘Hot Butterfly’ (Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
HOWARD KENNEY: ‘Save Some For The Children’ (Warner Bros. 12”)
LOVE DE-LUXE: ‘Here Comes That Sound Again’ (Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
MARVIN GAYE: ‘A Funky Space Reincarnation’ (Motown 12”)
CLAUDJA BARRY: ‘Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes’ (Lollipop 12” promo) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
AQUARIAN DREAM: ‘You’re A Star’ (Elektra 12”)
ROBERTA FLACK: ‘Independent Man’ (Atlantic 7”)
BOB MCGILPIN: ‘Superstar’ (Ember 12”) (BNDA debut 8/26/78)
LE PAMPLEMOUSSE: ‘Do You Have Any’ / ‘Sweet Magic’ (AVI LP)
BLACKBYRDS: ‘Gut Level’ / ‘Rock Creek Park’ (Fantasy LP)
RUFUS: ‘Red Hot Poker’ (ABC LP)
BROTHERS JOHNSON: ‘Mista Cool’ (A&M 12”)
MILLIE JACKSON: ‘My Man Is A Sweet Man’ (Spring 12”)
CLEVELAND EATON: ‘West Coast Disco’ (Miracle LP)

Bubbling Under the Top 90 (Imports):
TAVARES: ‘Never Had A Love Like This Before’ (US Capitol 12”)
BREAKWATER: ‘Work It Out’ / ‘Feel Your Way’ / ‘No Limit’ / ‘Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot’ (US Arista LP)
7TH WONDER: ‘My Love Ain’t Never Been This Strong’ (US Parachute 12”)
MONGO SANTAMARIA: ‘Watermelon Man’ (US Tappan Zee 12”)
ALTON MCCLAIN & DESTINY: ‘It Must Be Love’ / ‘Crazy Love’ (US Polydor LP) (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 3/24/79)
GIBSON BROTHERS: ‘Cuba’ (French Zagora 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
FATBACK: ‘Boogie Woogie’ / ‘Freak The Freak The Funk’ (US Spring LP)
MACHINE: ‘There But For The Grace Of God Go I’ (US RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 1/27/79)
PETER JACQUES BAND: ‘Walking On Music’ / ‘Fire Night Dance’ (US Prelude LP) (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
DELLS: ‘Face To Face’ (US ABC LP)
GB EXPERIENCE: ‘Disco Extravaganza’ (US Atlantic 12”)
MOTOWN SOUNDS: ‘Bad Mouthin’’ / ‘Groove Time’ (US Motown LP)
BLUE NOTES: ‘Disco Explosion’ (US Fantasy 12”)
GARCIA’S SUPER FUNK: ‘I Didn’t Know That You Could Dance’ (US TK 12”)
SWEET TALK: ‘Do The Beat’ (US Mercury LP)
INSTANT FUNK: ‘Dark Vader’ / ‘Crying’ (US Salsoul LP)
REFLECTIONS: ‘Boogie City’ (US RCA 12”)
HAMILTON BOHANNON: ‘Cut Loose’ (US Mercury LP)
DADDY DEWDROP: ‘Nanu Nanu’ (US Inphasion 12”)
CLASS: ‘Get Your Chic Together’ (US TK 12”)
TRAMMPS: ‘Soul Bones’ (US Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 1/13/79)
TONY VALOR: ‘Love Has Come My Way’ (US Paula 12”)
CORNELL DUPREE: ‘Shadow Dancing’ (US Versatile LP)
SIDE EFFECT: ‘Disco Junction’ (US Fantasy LP)
CRÈME D’COCOA: ‘Toe Jam’ (US Venture LP)
MOTHER’S FINEST: ‘Love Changes’ (US Epic 7”)


Import-orientated DJ returns compile this chart:

01 Players Association – Turn The Music Up (all cuts) – Vanguard LP
02 GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) – Arista 12″
03 Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up – US Salsoul 12″ remix
04 Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco – CBS 12″
05 Grey & Hanks – Dancin’ – US RCA 12″/LP
06 Lonnie Liston Smith – Space Princess – US Columbia 12″
07 Herbie Hancock – Tell Everybody / Ready Or Not – CBS LP
08 Keith Barrow – Turn Me Up – US Columbia 12″ remix
09 Bill Summers – Straight To The Bank – Prestige 12″
10 FLB – Boogie Town – US Fantasy/WMOT 12″
11 Edwin Starr – Contact – 20th Century 12″
12 Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force – Pye 12″
13 Sea Level – Fifty Four – Capricorn 12″
14 Lonnie Smith – Do It – US LRC LP
15 Gene Chandler – Get Down – 20th Century 12″
16 Herbie Hancock – You Bet Your Love – CBS 12″
17 Inner Circle – Everything Is Great – Island 12″
18 Bombers – (Everybody) Get Dancin’ – US West End 12″
19 Mike Mandel – Just The Way You Are / Peg / Jupiter Finger – Vanguard 12″/LP
20 Mantus – (Dance It) Freestyle Rhythm – US SMI 12″
21 Donald Byrd – Thank You For Funking Up My Life / Loving You – Elektra 12″
22 Rick James – High On Your Love / Fool On The Street – Motown LP
23 Gaz – Sing Sing – Salsoul 12″
24 Joe Sample – Sunrise / Carmel / Cannery Row – ABC LP
25 Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer – US Cotillion 12″
26 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. – Shine On Silver Moon – US Columbia 12″
27 T-Connection – Saturday Night / Midnight Train – TK LP
28 Narada Michael Walden – I Don’t Want Nobody Else – US Atlantic 12″ promo
29 Breakwater – Work It Out / Feel Your Way / No Limit – US Arista LP
30 Fantastic Four – BYOF / Sexy Lady – Atlantic 12″

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