June 23, 1979: Gonzalez, Light Of The World, L.A.X, Nightfall, Patti Boulaye

Disco News

Chantal Curtis ‘Get Another Love’ will be out here on Pye, while Chantal herself (who turns out to be French – not so surprisingly when you consider all the French label credits) is due here this week for a whistle-stop PA tour of discos . . . Island’s future 12in releases will be at 33 rpm, starting with the Gibson Brothers ‘Ooh! What A Life’, the idea being that import-orientated jocks will find them more compatible with the US 12in speed . . . Teena Marie ‘I’m A Sucker For Your Love’ (Motown) does indeed have the sax-led instrumental version on the UK 12in B-side . . . 16 year-old Mark Turnbull from Redcar hopes for a Guinness Book Of Records mention when he jocks non-stop on Birmingham Hospital Broadcasting Service for seven days next month – not long, as records go, but then Mark is blind, and is currently getting the feel of things doing gigs with the Teesvalley Roadshow . . . Colin Hudd, now head of entertainments as well as jock at Dartford Flicks, is looking for other jocks capable of doing an 8 to 14 year-old kids’ lunchtime disco session and an over-30s night, so call him on Dartford 22423 (afternoons) . . . North Midlands Association of Disc Jockeys hold a disco forum on Wednesday, July 11th, at Hoyland’s Turf pub near Barnsley, and request all area jocks to call Sheffield 874280 as soon as possible . . . Preston Clouds has closed temporarily for the most lavish re-fit yet in a Rank Leisure services venue, with £70,000 of new furnishings and £80,000 of sound and lighting being installed . . . Tony Jenkins’s ‘Anthony’s’ soul club re-locates on Tuesday nights to the plush Denham Country Club, where swimming pool, barbecues, record promotions, party nights and regular appearances by Playboy Bunny Girls should make the funk extra fun – hmm, think I’ll look in myself, too! . . . Stevie Glover and Jez take turns to funk Sneaky Pete’s in Bournemouth’s Stateside Center, where – amazingly – it’s all import jazz-funk/soul/reggae every night, with the yellow-clad Sneakers funk brigade holding their own Juke Box Jury every Thursday when a National Funk Panel vote new releases as either “Funk” or “Junk” . . . Tony Pascoe’s Galactic Roadshow holds a DJ talent competition on Friday, July 6th, at Leyton Assembly Hall – details on 01-531 5319 (evenings) . . . Polystar’s Boogie Bus Dancers this week strut their stuff at Plymouth Fiesta (Thursday), Gt. Yarmouth Tiffanys (Friday) – that’s a seven hour drive, at least! – and Gary Hirst’s Jewish teenage club at London Sundown (Sunday) . . . John Douglas jazz-funks Tonight In Town at Braintree Weavers every Tuesday with an EMI Disco Dancing Competition running there for the next few weeks . . . Rossiter, funking Margate Atlantis every Saturday, would love some London gigs and is on 0843-26406 . . . Kate Corbin says that even if Steve Wiggins of Barry Rugby Club infamy is too busy to dress up in his sexy black undies and suspenders, he’s always got time to show her his 12in!


UK Newies

GONZALEZ: ‘Move It To The Music’ (Sidewalk 12YSID 108)
Mainly instrumental jaggedly jumping 133bpm funk filer on 7:36 12in features some female vocal with the guys and keeps the dominating rhythm thinly fleshed this time, minus any whistling Latin party atmosphere to clutter the hard exciting drive.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: ‘Midnight Groovin’’ (Ensign ENY 2912)
‘Swingin’ – Part 2’ leaps along at 134bpm, but this Chris Hill-remixed 7:19 12in misses out the LP version’s mixable quiet intro – thus emphasising the similarity to their last one even more (although the 3:25 7in version introduces some piano halfway for airplay-aimed variety).

L.A.X.: ‘Dancin’ At The Disco’ (Pye 12P 5002) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
Jauntily chugging chunky 131-129bpm thumper on up-coming 12in, big already on import, with funkier instrumental flip. 

NIGHTFALL: ‘Nighttime Boogie’ (Sidewalk 12YSID 106)
Chunkily thumping 122bpm falsetto pop chanter pushes excitingly along on 7:00 12in with good wheezling synthesizer and jangly guitar breaks, especially on the instrumental flip.

PATTI BOULAYE: ‘Disco Dancer’ (Polydor POSP 61)
Functional 134bpm pounder from ‘The Music Machine’ movie, voted a “miss” on Juke Box Jury but likely to be well merchandised.

MUSIC MACHINE: ‘Music Machine’ (Pye 7N 46119)
Blandly hustling 131bpm canterer from THAT film, also evidently on 12in, which I’m loath to say does have grow-on-you appeal!

EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING: ‘Music Box’ (RCA PC 1586)
Surprisingly slow to take off on import, this happy 133bpm clapping churner on 7:22 12in should hit the pop fans now that it’s out here.

GINO SOCCIO: ‘Dance To Dance’ (Warner Bros. K 17412) (BNDA debut 2/24/79)
Slow-starting lightweight 130bpm girlie group thumper, on 7in only now, less incisive than its original 12in coupling, ‘Dancer’.

STEWART-THOMAS GROUP: ‘To Freak Or Not To Freak’ (Arista ARIST 12275)
Fast frothy 131bpm galloper on 6:17 12in with long rhythm intro, shrill chix, and thin rather empty sound.

MANHATTANS: ‘Here Comes The Hurt Again’ / ‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ (CBS 7360)
Typical lush 34/68bpm smoocher and a better Dells-like soulful 39/78bpm flip.

CHRIS BENNETT: ‘Billy’s Theme’ (Casablanca CAN 138)
Lovely haunting 39/79bpm slowie with syndrums, from ‘Midnight Express’.

MINNIE RIPERTON: ‘Memory Lane’ (Capitol CL 16082)
Pleasant 7in slowie with 43/86bpm jazz-funk trip tempo.

J.J. BARNES: ‘How Long’ (Casino Classics CC9)
Ace’s oldie in his good Contempo-originated 132bpm soul version.

CODY MICHAELS: ‘7 Days – 52 Weeks’ (Grapevine GRP 121)
Child-sung old 61/122bpm soul swinger, aimed up North.

LIQUID GOLD: ‘Mr Groovy’ (Creole PCR 170)
Ellie Hope-fronted clapping 119bpm pop bumper on picture disc 7in or plain 7in/12in.

RITZ: ‘Locomotion’ (Epic EPC 12-7457)
Ken Gold-produced rattling synthesizer-packed 128bpm revival of Little Eva’s classic on 6:57 12in with overlong boring rhythm intro and breaks in a tapping beat that just isn’t compulsive enough. Sorry, Sue!

HOT GLASS: ‘C’Est L’Amour’ (Contact CON 1)
Lightweight melodic 131bpm pop skitterer on red vinyl 7in.

NICK STRAKER BAND: ‘A Walk In The Park’ (Pinnacle PIN 1)
Cantering 131bpm pop clomper on picture disc 7in.

TAVARES: ‘Straight From Your Heart’ (Capitol CL 16081)
Less than compulsive 125bpm churning soul strutter.


Recently released MoR and Pop that could be of interest includes:

PAUL NICHOLAS: ‘Two Up Two Down’ (RSO 29)
Madly jaunty MoR swinger.

NONA HENDRYX: ‘You’re The Only One That I Ever Needed’ (Arista ARIST 253)
Suzi Quatro-type catchy pure dated 121bpm pop, on blue vinyl 7in.

ROGER VOUDOURIS: ‘Get Used To It’ (Warner Bros. K 17348)
Great chunky slow lurcher with catchy gruff then soaring vocal.

RICKIE LEE JONES: ‘Chuck E’s In Love’ (Warner Bros. K 17390)
Melanie-esque dynamite slow jolting MoR smoocher.

CLOUT: ‘Save Me’ (EMI 2953)
Clodagh Rodgers’s powerfully tripping old pop strutter given a terrifying intro (also on 12in).

NEIL DIAMOND: ‘The American Popular Song’ (CBS 7408)
Typical butchly romping Diamond product.

SIDNEY BECHET: ‘Muskrat Ramble’ (Blue Note UP 36535)
Vintage razzamatazz Dixieland knees-up, led by the late clarinetist who influenced Acker Bilk (as witness the slow ‘Summertime’ A-side).

ART GARFUNKEL: ‘Since I Don’t Have You’ (CBS 7371)
Skyliners slowie revived this time as a slushy smoocher.

RAY STEVENS: ‘I Need Your Help Barry Manilow’ (Warner Bros. K 17361)
Accurate dead slow subtle piss-take!

CHRIS DENNING: ‘Jamaica Farewell’ (Atlantic K 11300)
Boney M-styled Harry Belafonte revival.

PINK LADY: ‘Kiss In The Dark’ (Elektra K 12354)
Japanese girlie duo (who rival Abba’s record sales) with a straight 137bpm pop racer in acceptably homogenised international style.


Imports

CHIC: ‘Good Times’ (US Atlantic DK 4801) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Smacking steady 113bpm jogger, very much in their ‘I Want Your Love’ style (with ‘Greatest Dancer’ strings!), runs on 8:18 12in into a long bass break with piano building through it and a clapping offbeat which actually takes over half the record’s length. Another biggie!

FRANTIQUE: ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 2Z8 3697)
Punchily stamping 121bpm Paris-recorded girlie group jumper bounds along on 6:16 12in with bags of impact and should be a monster!

DIANA ROSS: ‘The Boss’ (US Motown M 00026 D1) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Ashford & Simpson prod/penned powerfully thumping 120-123bpm disco romper builds through Di’s wailing and a rattling break on 7:23 12in (due out here next week, 12TMG 1150) and could be another ‘Love Hangover’. Extra value flip’s her Donna-type old ‘Lovin’, Livin’ & Givin’’.

SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Get Ready’ (US Motown M 00027 D1)
Fabulous frantically skpping 135bpm revival of his Temptations tune on 5:54 12in with same-length instrumental flip.

SKYY: ‘First Time Around’ (US Salsoul SG 215)
110bpm remix on 6:46 12in with syndrum intro and nice staccato vocal bit before a sparsely thudding break.

CANDIDO: ‘Dancin’ & Prancin’’ LP (US Salsoul SA 8520) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
Pulsating smooth 116bpm choogler, instrumental but for some chix, builds up intensity over 8:02 with gentle background Latin rattling coming to the fore to join jazzy sax, subdued synthesizer and plonking piano. Santana’s old ‘Jingo’ here 121bpm and 10:52, features someone called Sandy Santana on guitar.

YBS: ‘Happy Birthday’ (US Ariola AR 9018)
Soulfully wailing jaunty girlie group jogger with a funkily chugging Instant Funk-type 111bpm tempo on 5:20 12in has useful lyrics, ideal for those inevitable dedications!

ANDY WILLIAMS: ‘Love Story (Where Do I Begin)’ (US Columbia 28-10953)
Bob Esty-produced pure disco treatment of the old schmaltzer on 9:45 12in, with long thudding intro and thundering 128bpm rhythm breaks in between Andy recreating his original slow vocal sound, but adding some strangulated yelps!

ULLANDA: ‘Want Ads’ (US Ocean/Ariola OR 8900) (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
Basic 116bpm disco remake of Honeycone’s Hot Wax oldie sticks quite closely to the old sound on 5:07 12in with zippy strings.

HAMILTON BOHANNON: ‘Andrea’ (from LP ‘Too Hot To Hold’, US Mercury SRM-1-3778) (‘The Groove Machine’ BNDA debut 7/21/79)
Gorgeous 5:18 lush piano-led 112bpm instrumental swayer with jiggling undertow (surely reprising an older title?), while all of side one hits his usual jittery lick without either bringing many changes or being as interesting as usual, the titles being ‘The Groove Machine’ (121bpm), ‘The Boogie Train’ (123bpm) and – possibly strongest – ‘Stop And Go’ (121bpm again).

ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Winner Takes All’ LP (US T-Neck PZ2 36077) (‘It’s A Disco Night’ BNDA debut 8/25/79)
Double album of typical-sounding Isleys product, the hot cuts so far shaping up as the 7:55 rattling 134bpm fluid flier ‘Life In The City’ and similar 134bpm ‘It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop)’, while ‘I Wanna Be With You’ is a burbling 116bpm funk stamper.

JACKIE MOORE: ‘This Time Baby’ (US Columbia 23-10994) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Bell & James-penned powerfully stamping 124bpm backbeater starts strongly on 7:04 12in but builds up to an anti-climax at the vocal section, which lacks fire and a strong song.

PRINCE ELLIS: ‘Disco Girl’ (US 20th Century Fox TCD-71)
Attractive huskily-sung jogging 116bpm soul swayer on 4:05 12in, with a jittery Bohannon-type 106bpm ‘Cruisin’ (Gonna Have A Good Time)’ flip.

EDNAH HOLT & STARLUV: ‘People Come Dance’ (US West End WES 22117) (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
Tom Savarese-mixed zingy 133bpm girlie group galloper on 6:06 12in with bright and breezy basic New York sound.


Mix Master

Geoff Hayward (Wimborne 885361) mega-mixes Carrie Lucas ‘Dance With You’ (Solar 12in), synching riffs at break into EWF / Emotions ‘Boogie Wonderland’ (CBS 12in), synching anywhere into middle of Mantus ‘Freestyle Rhythm’ (Atlantic 12in), chopping after any “rhythm” into Arpeggio ‘Love & Desire’ (Polydor 12in), synching any middle break into whistling bit of Gonzalez ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet’ (Sidewalk 12in), synching or chopping at break into Peter Jacques ‘Walking On Music’ (Ariola 12in), synching middle percussion break into slower beat after intro of Edwin Starr ‘HAPPY Radio’ (RCA 12in), chopping break into philly cream ‘Do It’ (US TK 12in), synching for whole length between two horn blasts and gradually fading down through freaky break of Joe Thomas ‘Make Your Move’ (TK 12in), chopping just before vocal return into Hi-Tension ‘Funktified’ (Island 12in), synching up to middle stop bit into Anita Ward ‘Ring My Bell’ (TK 12in), fading middle under 30 secs intro of Taka Boom ‘Night Dancin’’ (Ariola 12in), synching break into Slick ‘Space Bass’ (Fantasy 12in), synching break into Patrick Hernandez ‘Born To Be Alive’ (Gem 12in) . . . is he singing with a Dorset accent, wonders Geoff, adding “all this synching makes my body tremble to the BPMS!”

Meanwhile, Robbie Stewart (Bletchley Peaches) has a different sort of Mix Master: Take 2 eggs, 3oz self-raising flour, 3oz sugar: mix together at 250bpm and segue into two 7in tins, or bore your punters with 12in ones! It plays havoc with direct drive turntables, but makes a lovely sponge!! Thank you Robbie, but have you tasted the remix?


Hot Vinyl

Paul Clark (Brighton Bunnies/Papillon) says “Bunnies can and will get cheaper on Fridays soon,” while Sundays at Papillon see mooning pyramids and funky fun with people in togas or shorts able to jump the queue to get in. Paul’s import tips include:

LUTHER RABB: ‘Make A Little Move’ (US MCA LP)
MUNICH MACHINE: ‘Party Light’ (US Casablanca LP) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
MICHAEL WHITE: ‘I Like It’ (US Elektra LP)
SLICK: ‘Sexy Cream’ (US Fantasy/WMOT 12”) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
RENA SCOTT: ‘Super Lover’ (US Buddah 12”)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Come Go With Me’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
FRANTIQUE: ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
FLAKES: ‘Miss Fine Lover’ (US Source 12”)
SUN: ‘Radiation Level’ (US Capitol 12”)
LALO SCHIFRIN: ‘Chile Caliente’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
CANDIDO: ‘Dancin’ & Prancin’’ (US Salsoul LP) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)

Finally, Paul promises Papillon will thrash Tom Holland’s Exodus team when they visit Brighton for football and disco ducking!


UK Disco Top 90 – June 23, 1979

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

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#4 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #5 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
#8 (BNDA debut 2/24/79) / #10 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#13 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #15 (BNDA debut 1/6/79)
#16 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 2/3/79) / #22 (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
#23 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #26 (BNDA debut 7/14/79) / #27 (BNDA debut 12/23/78)
#28 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 3/31/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 5/19/79)
#36 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #37 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #39 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#43 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #44 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #48 (BNDA debut 3/10/79)
#49 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #50 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #51 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#52 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #54 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #59 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#63 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #64 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #66 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#68 (BNDA debut 3/24/79) / #72 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #73 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#74 (BNDA debut 5/5/79) / #75 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #76 (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
#77 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #78 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #79 (BNDA debut 11/11/78)
#84 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #90 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)

Bubbling Under the Disco Top 90 are:
KLEEER: ‘It’s Magic’ / ‘I Love To Dance’ / ‘Lucky Me’ / ‘Tonight’s The Night’ (US Atlantic LP)
SANDY MERCER: ‘Now That You’re In’ / ‘Work That Body’ (US RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 5/19/79)
STEEL PULSE: ‘Sound System’ (Island 12”)
ULTIMATE: ‘Ritmo De Brazil’ (Casablanca 12”) (BNDA debut 1/20/79)
HI-TENSION: ‘Funktified’ / ‘Latin Inspiration’ (Island 12”)
SWITCH: ‘Best Beat In Town’ / ‘Fallin’’ / ‘Next To You’ (US Gordy LP) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
MATCH: ‘Boogie Man’ (Flamingo 12”)
HOLLYWOOD DISCO JAZZ BAND: ‘Don’s Place’ (US A&M 12”)
MICK JACKSON: ‘Married Men’ (Atlantic 7”)
CANDIDO: ‘Dancin’ & Prancin’’ / ‘Jingo’ (US Salsoul LP) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
CHIC: ‘Good Times’ (US Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
FRANTIQUE: ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
DAVID BOWIE: ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ (RCA 7”)
CHANSON: ‘I Can Tell’ (Ariola 12”) (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
BOMBERS: ‘Let’s Dance’ (US West End LP)
PATTI LABELLE: ‘Music Is My Way Of Life’ (Epic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
BECK FAMILY: ‘Can’t Shake The Feeling’ (London 12”)
CYNTHIA WOODWARD: ‘California Dreaming’ (H&L 12” promo)
DICK MORRISSEY & JIM MULLEN: ‘Lovely Day’ (Harvest 12”)
MOTOWN SOUNDS: ‘Bad Mouthin’’ / ‘Space Dance’ (Motown LP)
DALE JACOBS & COBRA: ‘Cobra’ / ‘Freedom’ / ‘Scouting Party’ (US Epic LP)
LOU RAWLS: ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
CUBA GOODING: ‘Disco Royale’ (US Motown LP)
SUN: ‘Radiation Level’ (US Capitol 12”)
TASHA THOMAS: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
DENISE LASALLE: ‘Think About It’ / ‘Too Little In Common’ (US MCA LP)
GAP MANGIONE: ‘Dancin’ Is Makin’ Love’ / ‘Dreamflow’ (US A&M LP)
ATLANTIC STARR: ‘(Let’s) Rock ‘N’ Roll’ (US A&M LP)
PRINCE PHILLIP MITCHELL: ‘Let’s Get Wet’ / ‘I’m So Happy’ (US Atlantic 12”/LP)
CON FUNK SHUN: ‘Chase Me’ (US Mercury 12”)
REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (US Prism 12”)
AL WILSON: ‘Earthquake’ (US Roadshow LP)
AIRTO MOREIRA: ‘Tempos Atras’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Boogie Vibes’ (US De-Lite 12” promo)
ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Life In The City’ / ‘It’s A Disco Night’ (US T-Neck LP) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Love Magic’ (US SAM 12”) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
NUGGETS: ‘New York’ (US Mercury LP) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
BLACK IVORY: ‘Mainline’ (US Buddah 12”) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
LALO SCHIFRIN: ‘Chile Caliente’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
TYRONE DAVIS: ‘In The Mood’ (US Columbia LP)
MANTUS: ‘Rock It To The Top’ (US SMI 12”) (BNDA debut 3/31/79)
SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Get Ready’ (US Motown 12”)
PETER BROWN: ‘Crank It Up (Funk Town)’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
ALMA FAYE: ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ (US Casablanca 12”)
LEE RITENOUR: ‘Midnight Lady’ / ‘Feel The Night’ (US Elektra LP)
RALPH MACDONALD: ‘East Dry River’ (US Marlin LP)
KELLEE PATTERSON: ‘So In Tune With You’ (US Shadybrook LP)
FLAKES: ‘Miss Fine Lover’ (US Source 12”)
GIBSON BROTHERS: ‘Ooh! What A Life’ / ‘Better Do It Salsa’ (Island 12” promo) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
BOBBY RUSH: ‘I Wanna Do The Do’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
HEATH BROTHERS: ‘A Time And A Place’ (US Columbia LP)

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