June 16, 1979: Deniece Williams, Earth Wind & Fire, The Jones Girls, Amii Stewart, Cheryl Lynn

Disco News

Joe Thomas of ‘Make Your Move’ and ‘Plato’s Retreat’ fame, as reported by members of the Floaters, was senselessly shot and killed while leaving a Detroit nightclub recently . . . Detroit Spinners ‘Are You Ready For Love’ (Atlantic K 11286) is indeed on commercial UK 12in, while Eddy Grant ‘Frontline’ is now only on full 12in-length 7in . . . Five Special 12in is due imminently, but – as suspected – Hilary ‘Do It’ was scrapped . . . Miracle Records’ new 12in sleeves have a nice ‘30s comic book-type design . . . Switch ‘Best Beat In Town’ is coupled on US 12in with their older ‘We Like To Party . . . Come On’ (US Motown M 00025 D1) . . . Olympic Runners ‘The Bitch’ / ‘Energy Beam’ is due on 12in early July, while Pete Winfield has left the group to concentrate on sessions and his solo career . . . Sally Ormsby has split from Roger St Pierre’s South London-based PR firm to set up her own more centrally located company . . . Fatman Graham Canter hosts David Simmons’s Soul ’79 show on Radio London tonight (Thursday) and next week, 8:30-10pm . . . Robin Nash takes Frenchies to Wales when he opens a Sunday funk night at Cardiff’s Lloyd’s Club in Great Western Lane on June 24th . . . DJs Mark Wesley, Rob Jones & Tony Prince take the Radio Luxembourg 1979 Summer Roadshow around Britain’s major seaside resorts for the next six weeks, with fun and games including a Disco DJ contest . . . Liverpool’s Mr George (stage name – not being formal!), says the recent Plas Coch DJ competition on Anglesey was very entertaining – but then he was the winner! . . . Radio One’s Simon Bates and Capital’s Kerry Juby have summer residencies at Bournemouth New York New York on Thursdays and Tuesdays respectively . . . Mike Tarbuck (Blackburn Galligreaves Hotel) and Franklin Sinclair (Prestwich) both sit for their law finals in the next few days – if they then get together we could see the first firm of soliciting DJ’s (dee jaying solicitors?)! . . . Tony Green (Ainsdale Tiffanys) discovered a slow-spin by accident when playing Brainstorm ‘Don’t Let Me Catch You With Your Groove Down’ (the 45rpm UK Tabu 12in flip) at 33rpm, only realising halfway he was wrong but infinitely preferring the resultant heavy 96bpm funk . . . Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Rutland) says mixing Theo Vaness into Patrick Hernandez and vice-versa works well – I’m sure it does, dear we’ve all heard of Theo FitzPatrick and his friend Patrick FitzTheo! . . . Donald (Rothesay) encloses a magazine clipping about a new clothing company called – wait for it – Wally Leisurewear Ltd! . . . Brighton Metro seems to have something called the Sweat Shirt Shop Disco Dancing Championships ’79 on June 20th, which hardly sounds like haute couture (alright, John Lewis, I know the “no jeans” policy doesn’t apply during the summer!) . . . Bob Jones seems short of funk gigs yet again, so the “four-eyed funky soul spinner of some twelve years’ standing” wants work on Chelmsford 62924 (he obviously doesn’t lie down on the job!) . . . Dave T-C now spins funk and New York disco at Billy’s on Meard Street, Soho . . . Scott Wilson (Edinburgh Euro Disco) manages a shop called Asylum Records with its own brand new Asylum Roadshow comprising Citronic stereo mixer, four Cerwin Vega 200W speakers and 10,000 Watts of lighting, and asks “who is Froggy?” – answer, someone with rather more equipment than that! . . . anyway, like I always say (and this is serious), it isn’t what ya got it’s the way that you use it.

UK Newies

DENIECE WILLIAMS: ‘I’ve Got The Next Dance’ (CBS 13-7399) (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
Hit-bound fabulous happily springing and smacking 124bpm strutter backed by Earth, Wind & Fire on 6:21 12in (in a new CBS sleeve design that’s oddly upside down). Of course, ‘Boogie Wonderland’ chops perfectly out of it.

EARTH, WIND & FIRE: ‘I Am’ LP (CBS 88084) (‘Boogie Wonderland’ BNDA debut 6/2/79)
Dazzling set of goodies, sure to be hits of the future, the songs dividing into lurching slowies – ‘Wait’ (70bpm), ‘You And I’ (85/42bpm); jerky strutters – ‘In The Stone’ (113bpm), ‘Rock That!’ (126bpm), ‘Boogie Wonderland’ (129-131bpm, but only 4:49 here); a squeakily-sung rolling tripper like, er, a soulful Bee Gees – ‘Star’ (103bpm); and a dead slow then 33/66bpm ‘After The Love Is Gone’ from which doodling sax bridges into the false start of ‘Let Your Feelings Show’, a 121-126bpm full-tilt strutter that together with the also 126bpm ‘Can’t Let Go’ is likely to be the biggest new dancer.

THE JONES GIRLS: ‘You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 18-7361) (BNDA debut 5/12/79)
Gamble & Huff-prod/penned insistently jiggling 106-107bpm jitterer accumulates a nagging hypnotic power on 8:08 12in as the squeakily wailing chix rhythm with beefy bass patterns pushing along underneath it all. Although only 5:17 on their US import ‘Jones Girls’ LP (JZ 35757), this also has a beautiful easy paced 55/111-114bpm ‘Life Goes On’, popular too. 

AMII STEWART: ‘Light My Fire (137 Disco Heaven)’ (Atlantic K 11278)
Sensuously slow-starting Doors revival races off into a 134bpm disco adaptation that pulls out all stops to pile on surface excitement, but is only on weedy 3:54 7in – so for the full 8:21 (really worth hearing) you need her ‘Amii Stewart’ LP (K 50593), thankfully cut just as loud.

CHERYL LYNN: ‘Star Love’ (CBS 7318) (BNDA debut 11/25/78)
Sylvester-style (though female) thwacking fast 138bpm leaper, minus the original LP version’s slow intro but amazingly only on 4:10 7in . . . and as radio’s playing it already, CBS probably couldn’t care less!

TAKA BOOM: ‘Night Dancin” (Ariola AROD 172)
Chaka Khan’s noisy sister yelps excitingly through a rattling and sizzling 126bpm backbeat chugger with sax squawks echoing her voice – presumably on 7:36 12in, as in America it’s good between The Jacksons and Melba Moore!

SYMPHO-STATE: ‘Fever’ (ZE 12008)
Latin-tinged thumping 126-127-129bpm instrumental New York treatment on 6:18 12in from last year, well worth checking, surprisingly builds up Jazz-funk power and succeeds better than Roy Ayers’s version as it’s true to itself.

ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ: ‘La Bamba’ (Magnet 12MAG 149) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
Continental cutie revives the Los Machucambos’ traditional knees-up on 8:29 12in with a jolly 122bpm tempo, rattling breaks and some ‘Twist And Shout’ build-ups, all likely to wow your MoR crowds (if not already doing so)!

VILLAGE PEOPLE: ‘Go West’ (Mercury 9198274) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
Remixed 129bpm 6:38 12in with a straightforward rhythm break leading into a phased vocal effect – but it’s far short of the ‘YMCA’ remix for excitement.

PATRICK JUVET: ‘Swiss Kiss’ (from LP ‘Lady Night’, Casablanca CAL 2049) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
This purposeful pounding 122bpm 5:05 LP track should have been the UK 12in after all instead of the substituted 6:31 blandly booming 123bpm ‘Viva California’ (CANL 150), with a slightly grittier 5:30 128bpm ‘Gay Paris’ flip. All three here feature limp multi-tracked squeaky harmonies like the Bee Gees singing Village People. If that’s your bag . . .

HEATWAVE: ‘Hot Property’ LP (GTO GTLP 039)
As with EW&F’s LP all the tunes are predictably structured and instantly recognisable as by Heatwave, but their consistent quality is not particularly exciting this time. Cuts include ‘Razzle Dazzle’ (94bpm), ‘Therm Warfare’ (100bpm), ‘Eyeballin’’ (114bpm), ‘Raise A Blaze’ (122bpm), ‘One Night Tan’ (125bpm), ‘Disco’ (55-117bpm), ‘First Day Of Snow’ (41bpm), ‘That’s The Way We’ll Always Say Goodnight’ (40bpm).

MANDRE: ‘Swang’ / ‘Spirit Groove’ (Motown 12TMG 1144)
Freaky electronic update of the old ‘Kansas City’ riff on 4:58 12in with chirruping synthesizer, 126bpm clapping backbeat and darkly spacey vocals, the Rick James/Raydio-type 123bpm flipside bumper being the US A-side.

GLADYS KNIGHT: ‘You Bring Out The Best In Me’ (CBS 7445)
Bubbling intro to an increasingly urgent galloping 130-132bpm disco romper, on import 12in too.

DIANE DUCANE: ‘Better Late Than Never’ (Contact CON 2)
Attractive lightly soulful 115bpm loper with a currently popular tempo.

KISS: ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ (Casablanca CAN 152) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
Surprisingly good subdued catchy smooth 130bpm rock-disco pounder, worth checking.

TRANSVOLTA: ‘Disco Computer’ (Pinnacle PIN 3)
Luxembourg’s “computer”-voiced disco chart theme, an electronic 131bpm tapper, could be useful . . . especially for home jingle makers!

Recent rockin’ releases also include:

HUELYN DUVALL: ‘It’s No Wonder’ (Vintage S/78/CUS 155)
Buddy Holly-type frantic ‘50s rocker on the Vintage Record Centre’s new label, available from onestops or via 01-607 8586.

BILLY HANCOCK: ‘Rootie Tootie’ / ‘I Can’t Be Satisfied’ (US Ripsaw 211)
Fast country boogie bopper and an Elvis imitator, recently recorded by a new rival to the Rollin’ Rock label and available via Vintage as above.

SONNY DAE: ‘Rock Around The Clock’ (from LP ‘Rockaphilly!’, Roller Coaster ROLL 2001)
Excellent 16 track specialist set of various Philadelphia-recorded rockabilly artists, with this rare pre-Haley original version sounding very different as an almost ska-like fluid guitar (no brass) jump boogie.

MAC CURTIS: ‘Rockin’ Mother’ LP (Radar/Rollin’ Rock RAD 22)
Newly recorded rockabilly veteran revives his old sound for a strong set of boppers, with ‘Ducktail’ and ‘Grandaddy’s Rockin’’ standing out.

OLYMPICS: ‘Western Movies’ (EMI NUT EP 2924)
Mid-tempo R&B novelty smash from ‘58 with Coasters-type vocals and gunshot effects.

THE CHIPS: ‘Rubber Biscuit’ (Pye 7N 25805)
New York doo-wop rarity (usually expensive), a totally over-the-top crazy frantic gibberish jumper that ‘Mean Streets’ featured in its best scene.


DEXTER WANSEL: ‘I’ll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 2Z8 3692)
Lovely lush chix-sung creamily tripping 120bpm swayer on 5:46 12in, right in the smooth mid-tempo soul style that Philadelphia International is so hot with just now – although the girls put me off at first until I discovered it is THE killer mix out of McFadden & Whitehead’s acappella bit! There are even ‘Greatest Dancer’ strings towards the end.

BRYAN ADAMS: ‘Let Me Take You Dancing’ (US A&M SP-12014) (BNDA debut 4/28/79)
Michael Jackson-like attractively romping 135bpm pop-soul on 5:33 12in with old fashioned Motown-type vibes chiming through, likely to be a monster with MoR crowds but already a great mix out of Edwin Starr’s rhythm break.

ALMA FAYE: ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ (US Casablanca NBD 20170)
Powerfully bumping 130bpm backbeat thumper melodically wailed in meatier Donna/Cher-type mould with plenty of light and shade on 7:38 12in and several breaks including rattling percussion to add variety. It even attracted a punter in off the street to buy it, so must have something!

Out a while and getting ever hotter thanks to a nagging grow-on-you appeal, this solidly jolting ‘n jiggling 55/110bpm jazz-funk swayer on 4:45 12in with brassy guitar breaks and a few bursts from some girls is a great mix with Crusaders’ ‘Street Life’.

BAMBU: ‘Jorge’s Theme’ (US Zebra Z500)
Pleasant snikkety cymbal-driven sax ‘n strings instrumental flier on 5:15 12in with a slight Latin influence that increases into a long thudding 130bpm percussion break.

SOUNDTRACK: ‘Chile Caliente’ (from LP ‘Boulevard Nights’, US Warner Bros. BSK 3328)
Lalo Schifrin-penned movie music, surprisingly getting Jazz-funk action, is a fully orchestrated 4:37 lightweight 121bpm canterer with rattling break and synthesizer amongst the slick strings ‘n things.

CHOCOLATE JAM CO.: ‘This Time’ (US Epic 28-50728)
Emotions-type but slower-starting jerky 127bpm gals ‘n guys strutter with quieter chattering break on 6:35 12in, flipped by the 4:44 heavy 119bpm funk judder ‘A Chocolate Jam’.

STAINLESS STEAL: ‘More Than Meets The Eye’ (US Warner Bros. WBSD 8829)
Pete Bellotte-produced but Jim Simpson-remixed girlie group pop disco chugger on 6:01 12in, quite solid sounding, thuds steadily at 121bpm.

FLAKES: ‘Miss Fine Lover’ (US Source SOR-13919)
Old fashioned title heralds a nicely dated wailing falsetto soul vocal allie [sic] on 6:23 12in to a modern thumping 117bpm beat with quieter thudding break that builds back through cooing “disco” chix for a blend of old and new.

DENISE LASALLE: ‘Medley: Make Me Yours / Precious Precious / Trapped By A Thing Called Love’ (from LP ‘Unwrapped’, US MCA MCA-3098)
Although the trotting 118bpm ‘Think About It’ bumper initial reaction and her 115bpm ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’ sounds like Sylvia more than Rod, this rapping and preaching lazily swaying 46/92bpm marathon 14:52 “live” medley of Bettye Swann, Jackie Moore and her own classic is the one that’s got veteran soul jocks slobbering. Add in the Banks & Hampton-penned 24/48bpm deep soul ‘Too Little In Common To Be Lovers’ smoocher and all old soul freaks should experience a buzz like they’ve probably forgotten!

BOBBY RUSH: ‘I Wanna Do The Do’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 2Z8 3694)
Veteran blues man adapts several old blues ideas (including the ‘All Night Long’ tune) for a Leon Huff-produced heavy slow 111bpm bass-bumped funk backbeater, with harmonica and vocal giving the blues touch on 6:36 12in.

MAVIS STAPLES: ‘Tonight I Feel Like Dancing’ (US Warner Bros. WBSD 8837)
Jimmy Simpson-mixed 6:05 romping 129bpm leaper with rattling break on 12in, but her typical thickly-textured vocal sound surprisingly holds it hack a bit too much.

JESSE TOWERS: ‘Give Me Your Body While We’re Dancin” (US Kick KRD-79) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
Galloping 131bpm 6:02 12in with ‘Contact’-type tempo and bursts of ‘Frontline Symphony’-style synthesizer amidst rattling rhythm and simple repetitive pop vocals.

EL COCO: ‘Cocomotion ‘79 (Pts 1 & 2)’ (from LP ‘Hot Disco Nights, Vol 2’, US AVI AVI-6055)
Rick Gianatos-remixed set by various RinLew “names”, dominated by this 10:27 reconstructing of the 130bpm classic with wave-washing spacey effect, clapping and different instrumental bits, minus all but a brief burst of vocal now.

SLICK FEAT. DORIS JAMES: ‘Sexy Cream’ (US Fantasy WMOT D-122) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
Clomping long lead-up to ‘Space Bass’-type girls on 6:42 12in, but the 129bpm beat goes on and on.

Hot Vinyl

Paul Anthony (Birmingham Rum Runner/Sloopy’s/Zoo), more “pour encourager les autres” in the area than as a reflection of his hipness, charts:
UNCLE LOUIE: ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ (US TK 12”)
HARVEY MASON: ‘Groovin’ You’ (US Arista 12”) (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
CHANTAL CURTIS: ‘Get Another Love’ (US Key 12”) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
L.A.X.: ‘Dancin’ At The Disco’ (US Prelude 12”) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
SPLENDOR: ‘All Night Long’ (US Columbia 12”)
FIVE SPECIAL: ‘Why Leave Us Alone’ (US Elektra 12”) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
J.B.’S: ‘Rock Groove Machine’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 3/8/80)
MANTUS: ‘Rock It To The Top’ (US SMI 12”) (BNDA debut 3/31/79)
BOMBERS: ‘Let’s Dance’ (US West End LP)
SUN: ‘Radiation Level’ (US Capitol 12”)
Hello Midlands, anyone else there?

UK Disco Top 90 – June 16, 1979

01 01 McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
02 03 Anita Ward – Ring My Bell – TK 12″
03 02 Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland – CBS 12″
04 05 Sister Sledge – We Are Family – Atlantic 12″
05 12 Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio – 20th Century 12″
06 04 Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance – Warner Bros. 12″
07 11 Donna Summer – Hot Stuff – Casablanca 12″
08 16 Slick – Space Bass – Fantasy 12″
09 06 The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground – Epic 12″
10 09 Bombers – (Everybody) Get Dancin’ – Flamingo 12″
11 07 Melba Moore – Pick Me Up, I’ll Dance – Epic 12″
12 10 T-Connection – Saturday Night – TK 12″
13 18 Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline / Frontline Symphony – Ensign 12″
14 17 Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love – Motown 12″
15 08 M – Pop Muzik – MCA 12″
16 15 Linda Clifford – Bridge Over Troubled Water – RSO 12″
17 13 Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood – Atlantic 12″
18 52 Gary’s Gang – Showtime / Let’s Lovedance Tonight – CBS 12″
19 20 Peaches & Herb – Reunited – Polydor 7″
20 36 Roxy Music – Dance Away – Polydor 7″
21 26 Joe Thomas – Make Your Move / Sugar Smack – TK 12″/US LRC LP
22 19 Herbie Hancock – Tell Everybody – CBS 12″
23 34 Blondie – Sunday Girl – Chrysalis 12″
24 27 War – Good Good Feelin’ – MCA 12″
25 22 Eruption – One Way Ticket – Atlantic 12″
26 21 Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force (remix) – Pye 12″
27 14 Gonzalez – Haven’t Stopped Dancin’ Yet – Sidewalk 12″
28 44 Candi Staton – When You Wake Up Tomorrow – Warner Bros. 12″
29 35 Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love – US Key 12″
30 54 Teena Marie – Don’t Look Back / I’m A Sucker For Your Love – US Motown 12″/Gordy LP
31 30 Force – Rock Your Baby – US Philadelphia Int’l 12″
32 25 George Benson – Love Ballad – Warner Bros. 12″
33 72 Hot Chocolate – Mindless Boogie – Rak 12″
34 28 Gibson Brothers – Cuba – Island 12″
35 24 Players Association – Ride The Groove / Everybody Dance – Vanguard 12″
36 37 Ashford & Simpson – Flashback – Warner Bros. 12″
37 48 Five Special – Why Leave Us Alone – US Elektra 12″
38 23 Philly Cream – Jammin’ At The Disco – Fantasy 12″
39 58 Jackie McLean – Dr. Jackyll And Mr. Funk – RCA 12″
40 63 Roy Ayers – Fever / Love Will Bring Us Back Together – Polydor 12″/LP
41 33 Light Of The World – Swingin’ – Ensign 12″
42 39 Heatwave – Razzle Dazzle / Eyeballin’ / Raise A Blaze / Therm Warfare / One Night Tan – GTO 7″/LP
43 50 Light Of The World – Midnight Groovin’ – Ensign LP
44 29 Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer – Atlantic 12″
45 32 Lamont Dozier – Boogie Business / Love Me To The Max / Going Back To My Roots – Warner Bros. 12″/LP
46 64 Nino Tempo & 5th Ave. Sax – (Hooked On) Young Stuff – US A&M 12″
47 80 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive – Gem 12″
48 38 Billy Paul – Bring The Family Back – US Philadelphia Int’l 12″
49 46 Dance People – Dance People – Satril 12″
50 65 Crusaders – Street Life – US MCA LP
51 49 Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance / Starburst / Heliopolis / It Doesn’t Matter / Jubilee – Infinity LP
52 43 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It / Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ / Don’t Stop Dancin’ / Feel The Fire – US 20th Century LP
53 66 Village People – Go West / I Wanna Shake Your Hand – Mercury 7″/12″/LP
54 87 Poussez – Come On And Do It / Boogie With Me / Never Gonna Say Goodbye – Vanguard 12″/LP
55 41 GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie – Arista 12″
56 62 Pointer Sisters – Happiness – Planet 12″
57 45 Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else / Life Goes On – Philadelphia Int’l 12″/LP
58 59 Phil Hurtt – Boogie City – Fantasy 12″
59 51 Direct Current – Everybody Here Must Party – US TEC 12″
60 83 L.A.X. – Dancin’ At The Disco – US Prelude 12″
61 90 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 7″/12″ promo
62 86 Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss / Viva California / The Gay Paris – Casablanca 12″/LP
63 70 Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You – US Arista 12″
64 47 Raydio – Rock On / Hot Stuff / You Can’t Change That – Arista 7″/LP
65 40 Richard T. Bear – Sunshine Hotel – RCA 12″
66 61 Billy Preston & Syreeta – Go For It – Motown 12″
67 42 Nytro – Nytro Express – Whitfield LP/US 12″
68 RE Brainstorm – Hot For You – Tabu 12″
69 76 Hudson People – Trip To Your Mind – Ensign 12″
70 NE Electric Light Orchestra – Shine A Little Love – Jet 12″
71 RE Carrie Lucas – Dance With You – Solar 12″
72 67 GQ – This Happy Feeling / Make My Dream A Reality – Arista LP
73 55 Skyy – First Time Around / Let’s Get Up / This Groove Is Bad / Disco Dancin’ – US Salsoul LP
74 NE Detroit Spinners – Are You Ready For Love – Atlantic 12″
75 75 Taka Boom – Night Dancin’ – Ariola 7″/US 12″
76 69 Elton John – Are You Ready For Love – Rocket 12″
77 68 Boney M. – Hooray! Hooray! It’s A Holi-Holiday – Atlantic 12″
78 57 Dennis Brown – Ain’t That Loving You – Laser 12″
79 79 Mass Production – Can’t You See I’m Fired Up / Strollin’ / Eyeballin’ – Atlantic 12″/LP
80 88 Sandy Mercer – Now That You’re In / Work That Body – US RCA 12″
81 81 Peter Jacques Band – Walking On Music – Ariola 12″
82 NE Pearly Gates – Fandango Music – Bronze 12″
83 85 Uncle Louie – Full Tilt Boogie – US TK 12″
84 82 Mandre – Freakin’s Fine / Swang – Motown 12″/LP
85 NE Bionic Boogie – Chains – Polydor 12″
86 NE Theo Vaness – As Long As It’s Love – Epic 12″
87 NE Donna Summer – Bad Girls – Casablanca LP/US 12″
88 71 Richard Evans – Burning Spear / Do-Re-Me-For-Soul – A&M 12″
89 NE Switch – Next To You / Fallin’ / Best Beat In Town – US Gordy LP
90 NE Hollywood Disco Jazz Band – Don’s Place – US A&M 12″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#4 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #5 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 2/24/79)
#7 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #10 (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
#11 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #15 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#16 (BNDA debut 3/31/79) / #17 (BNDA debut 2/3/79) / #22 (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
#24 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #25 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #27 (BNDA debut 12/23/78)
#28 (BNDA debut 5/26/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #34 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#37 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #44 (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
#45 (BNDA debut 5/5/79) / #47 (BNDA debut 5/19/79) / #50 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#52 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #53 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #54 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#55 (BNDA debut 2/24/79) / #56 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #57 (BNDA debut 5/12/79)
#58 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #59 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #60 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#61 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #62 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #63 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#65 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #66 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #68 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#71 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #81 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #85 (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
#86 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #87 (BNDA debut 4/21/79)

Bubbling Under the Disco Top 90 are:
BOMBERS: ‘Let’s Dance’ / ‘Shake’ (US West End LP)
TERRY CALLIER: ‘Sign Of The Times’ / ‘Do It Again’ / ‘Still Water’ (US Elektra LP)
ALTON MCCLAIN & DESTINY: ‘It Must Be Love’ (Polydor 12” promo) (BNDA debut 3/24/79)
AMII STEWART: ‘Light My Fire’ (Atlantic 7”)
MICK JACKSON: ‘Married Men’ (Atlantic 7”)
THIRD WORLD: ‘Talk To Me’ (Island 12”)
MOTOWN SOUNDS: ‘Bad Mouthin’’ / ‘Space Dance’ (Motown LP)
KLEEER: ‘It’s Magic’ / ‘I Love To Dance’ (US Atlantic LP)
DALE JACOBS & COBRA: ‘Cobra’ / ‘Freedom’ / ‘Wings’ (US Epic LP)
HIGH INERGY: ‘Shoulda Gone Dancin’’ (Motown 12”) (BNDA debut 4/28/79)
DAVID BOWIE: ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ (RCA 7”)
VARIOUS: ‘Turn On The Tap’ (Tappan Zee 12” EP)
CHANSON: ‘I Can Tell’ (Ariola 12”) (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
APOLLO: ‘Astro Disco’ (Motown 12”)
SPARKS: ‘Number One Song In Heaven’ (Virgin 12”)
CUBA GOODING: ‘Disco Royale’ (US Motown LP)
BECK FAMILY: ‘Can’t Shake The Feeling’ (London 12”)
LOU RAWLS: ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
EARTH, WIND, & FIRE: ‘Star’ / ‘After The Love Is Gone’ / ‘Let Your Feeling Show’ (CBS LP)
SPLENDOR: ‘All Night Long’ / ‘Take Me To Your Disco’ (CBS LP)
AIRTO MOREIRA: ‘Tempos Atras’ (US Warner Bros LP)
HI-TENSION: ‘Funktified’ / ‘Latin Inspiration’ (Island 12”)
JONESES: ‘Sugar Pie Guy’ (Mercury 12”)
STEEL PULSE: ‘Sound System’ (Island 12”)
DICK MORRISSEY & JIM MULLEN: ‘Lovely Day’ (Harvest 12”)
PATTI LABELLE: ‘Music Is My Way Of Life’ (Epic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
ATLANTIC STARR: ‘(Let’s) Rock ‘N’ Roll’ (US A&M LP)
MANTUS: ‘Rock It To The Top’ (US SMI 12”) (BNDA debut 3/31/79)
GAP MANGIONE: ‘Dancin’ Is Makin’ Love’ / ‘Dreamflow’ (US A&M LP)
JAMES BROWN: ‘It’s Too Funky In Here’ (US Polydor 12”) (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
AL WILSON: ‘Earthquake’ (US Roadshow LP)
RAMSEY LEWIS: ‘Dancin’’ / ‘Aquarius’ / ‘Every Chance I Get’ (US Columbia LP)
TYRONE DAVIS: ‘In The Mood’ / ‘Keep On Dancin’’ (US Columbia LP)
DEXTER WANSEL: ‘I’ll Never Forget’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
LALO SCHIFRIN: ‘Chile Caliente’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘I Wanna Be With You’ / ‘Life In The City’ / ‘It’s A Disco Night’ (US T-Neck LP) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
CANDIDO: ‘Dancin’ & Prancin’’ / ‘Jingo’ (US Salsoul LP) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
RALPH MACDONALD: ‘East Dry River’ (US Marlin LP)
FRANTIQUE: ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
DAVID BENOIT: ‘Life Is Like A Samba’ (US AVI LP)
DENISE LASALLE: ‘Think About It’ / ‘Too Little In Common’ (US MCA LP)
TASHA THOMAS: ‘Street Fever’ / ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ / ‘Hot Buttered Boogie’ (US Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
STEWART THOMAS GROUP: ‘To Freak Or Not To Freak’ (US Arista 12”) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
CON FUNK SHUN: ‘Chase Me’ / ‘Not Ready’ / ‘Candy’ (US Mercury LP)
BAMBU: ‘Jorge’s Theme’ (US Zebra 12”)
EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING: ‘Music Box’ (US RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)

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