Diana Ross ‘The Boss’, reviewed on import last week, is now on UK 12in (Motown 12TMG 1150) while Smokey Robinson ‘Get Ready’ follows next week (12TMG 1152) . . . Gino Soccio ‘Dance To Dance’ is indeed on 12in as Warner Bros held back some of their ‘Dancer’ pressings to make its original flipside now the A-side . . . Kiss ‘I Was Made For Loving You’ is also on 7:54 12in (Casablanca CANL 152), while Telex ‘Moskow Disko’ and Amii Stewart ‘Light My Fire’ are now on belated 12in and Bette Midler ‘Married Men’ is due on promo 12in only . . . Real Thing’s ‘Boogie Down (Get Funky Now)’ newie has been delayed for a John Luongo remix and will not sound like the acetate promo that’s been floating about . . . David Williams ‘Come On Down Boogie People’ (AVI AVIL 105) is due imminently – only 12 months late! – while up-coming are Uncle Louie ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ (TK), Black Ivory ‘Mainline’ (Buddah), Phyllis Hyman ‘Living Inside Your Love’ / ‘Loving You Losing You’ (Buddah), and a 3-track 12in by Miracle’s new Japanese disco acts called – wait for it! – ‘Nippon To The Dance Floor’ . . . Mike Morgan, calling his Confunction mobile the Atomic Wally Roadshow just for the night, holds a UN Year Of The Child charity disco at Ingatestone’s Anglo European School in Essex on July 7th, and would welcome record companies (or anyone) sending spare promo copies for use as prised to him at 281 Main Road, Broomfield, Chelmsford CMI 5AU . . . Jimmy Mack, funking Rotherham Adam & Eve’s hen party night from this Thursday (28), is jocking from noon to midnight this Saturday (30) for a disco dancing marathon on Sheffield hospital station Northern Radio in the Northern General Hospital, where all are welcome – especially dancers! . . . Preston Clouds re-opens next Thursday (5), while London Global Village has evidently NOT yet closed for conversion into a plush gay club (sorry about the goof) . . . Jason West’s Agency is looking to represent more big professional roadshows with something out of the ordinary to offer and able to travel long distances, so send details to him at 65 Argyle Street, Cambridge . . . Ken Briskham (Slough 35814) is handling the UK end of a 10 day Christmas/New Year UK disco tour by 30 members of a USA singles club, and would like to hear from any club which would like to be included – especially a Scottish club for Hogmanay! . . . Groove Records and their recently publicized Fast Lane mail-order service at 52 Greek Street, London W1, now charge £2.90 for 12in and £5.25 for LP imports, p&p as before . . . Larry Foster funks Fridays and Neil Darren souls Saturdays at the Mildmay Tavern in Balls Pond Road, Islington (to complete last week’s enigmatic misprint!) . . . Rob Harknett (Roydon 027 979 2339) offers for free a 3ft pile of Music Week back-numbers . . . Ian Williams, Danish-based and currently resident at the Diskotek Hestostalden in Varde’s Central Hotel, says that Record Mirror costs 49p in Denmark, but it’s worth the cost and the wait . . . Pye’s new disco promotion manager, Morgan Khan, must have unearthed a 50’s beatnik phrasebook, to judge from his newsletters’ hip (?) jivetalk!
CHANTAL CURTIS: Get Another Love’ (Pye 12P 5003) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Here it is, the French gal who sounds like Donna Summer singing to War’s backing, on 8:50 12in! The lovely intensifying 120-124-125bpm tripping swirler has harmonica behind her somewhat deadpan vocal and a busily building long instrumental break. A sure-fire smash.
CHIC: ‘Good Times’ (Atlantic K 11310T) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Rushed out here within a week of the imports coming in, but for Britain it’s been speeded up quite noticeably from 113bpm to 118bpm, altering its attack to a considerable degree. As stated last week, the 12in has a long plonking instrumental section after the ‘I Want Your Love’-like vocal part and will be huge.
DONNA SUMMER: ‘Bad Girls’ (Casablanca CANL 155) (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
Smoothly thumping 122bpm LP title track now on 4:55 12in and likely to be hotter than ‘Hot Stuff’ thanks to a catchy “toot toot beep beep’’ bit (which continues acappella at the end of great mixing potential – try it into Chic!). Continue reading “June 30, 1979: Chantal Curtis, Chic, Donna Summer, Olympic Runners, Five Special”