June 30, 1979: Chantal Curtis, Chic, Donna Summer, Olympic Runners, Five Special

Disco News

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!

UK Newies

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!). 

OLYMPIC RUNNERS: ‘The Bitch’ (Polydor POSPX 63) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
Title of Joan Collins’s new movie, this terrific chunkily thwacking fast 130bpm strutter on 6:04 12in has catchy KC-type “uh huh” hooklines, making it their strongest since ‘Keep It Up’. The jazzily jolting 155bpm instrumental ‘Energy Beam’ flip was warm Last Christmas as an LP track.

FIVE SPECIAL: ‘Why Leave Us Alone’ (Elektra K 12368T) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
GQ-type chugging intro to a great Temptations-type 121-122bpm builder on 10:17 12in with a bass synthesizer break that winds into a clapping and bumping vocal climax, everything reeking of class.

BILLY PAUL: ‘Bring The Family Back’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 13-7456)
McFadden & Whitehead-type 110bpm mellow swayer on 5:53 12in, huskily sung in his usual style but with a deceptive strength and tension behind the easy surface sound.

CRUSADERS: ‘Street Life’ LP (MCA MCF 3008) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
Dynamite dead-slow starting then 105-113 bpm 11:18 rolling jazz-funk title-track jogger has Randy Crawford’s soulful singing and is by far the hottest track, but instrumentals also getting action are the 105bpm ‘Carnival Of The Night’ tripper and 95bpm ‘The Hustler’ plodder.

TERRY CALLIER: ‘Sign Of The Times’ (from LP ‘Turn You To Love’, Elektra K 52140)
Terrific infectiously chugging 110-112-113bpm jogger with multi-tracked Terry throatily rasping one moment and tenderly soulful the next. Also hot are his effects-introed slow starting 51/102bpm revival of the Four Tops’ lovely ‘Still Water (Love)’, a brassy 124bpm remake of Steely Dan’s old ‘Do It Again’ clopper, and the tortuously meandering slow 41/83bpm ‘Pyramids Of Love’.

EDWIN STARR: ‘It’s Called The Rock’ (from LP ‘H.A.P.P.Y. Radio’, 20th Century Fox T-591)
Likely to establish the US “rock” dance over here properly once this is out as his follow-up (which it surely must be?), the simple understated 7:20 clapping and rattling gentle 125-128bpm groover builds up an hypnotic power without ever once going over the top into Edwin’s more usual histrionics . . . quite a change!

CYNTHIA WOODWARD: ‘California Dreamin” (H&L 9198276)
Surprisingly good disco revival of the Mamas & Papas/Jose Feliciano oldie, on 6:05 eye-cued 12in with a skippable intro – the 128bpm beat becoming best when Cynthia starts wailing before a rattling rhythm break with tootling flute, useful for mixing.

SPYRO GYRA: ‘Morning Dance’ / ‘Jubilee’ / ‘Heliopolis’ (Infinity INF 111)
Good value three-track maxi, spoilt by being only on 7in (so far?), with the jazz-funk parent LP’s hottest cuts (excluding ‘Starburst’). The title track’s a 102bpm swayer with steel drums and sax followed by a convoluted 120bpm funker and jerky 104bpm jiggler, all in Crusaders-type style.


RALPH MACDONALD: ‘Counterpoint’ LP (US Marlin 2229)
Consistently classy jazz-funk set self-produced by the percussionist with superstar support, the dynamite 6:20 ‘Discolypso’ being a 110bpm calypso with up-front clonking percussion, while the 7:44 ‘I Need Someone’ is a steady 115bpm vocal clopper. The lushly hustling 121bpm ‘You Are In Love’ romper has syndrums, the slow 101bpm ‘East Dry River’ jazz plodder has whistles, ‘Tell The Truth’ is a pleasant 100bpm swayer and ‘Always Something Missing’ is actually 73bpm reggae! Highly recommended.


KLEEER: ‘I Love To Dance’ LP (US Atlantic SD 19237) (‘Keep Your Body Workin’’ BNDA debut 4/7/79)
Out a while but unreviewed in the hope that Fred Dove might get some (he didn’t . . . as per usual these days), this is another consistent set. On the 7:19 ‘It’s Magic’ an exciting syndrums and rattling intro eases into an hypnotically building smooth 130bpm canterer with stereo syndrum break, while the 4:28 title track is a foreign language-peppered perky laidback 124bpm tripper which builds a good groove. ‘Happy Me’ is an attractive 4:30 Billy Paul-tempo 112bpm swayer. ‘Tonight’s The Night (Good Time)’ is a slightly boring 6:20 124bpm plodder with busy bass backing that picks up through distinctively sharp singing to clapping and guffawing. ‘Keep Your Body Workin’’ of course being their past hit.

JOHNNY MATHIS: ‘Begin The Beguine’ (US Columbia 23-11002)
Actually reviewed by me as a UK album track back in March, when New York radio was plugging it, this John Luongo-mixed lushly hustling 122bpm 12in version is now creating a sensation in London thanks to Greg Edwards finally playing it on Capital Radio. The creamily churning 122bpm ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ flip chugs along in bland “disco’’ style too.

ERIC GALE: ‘Part Of You’ LP (US Columbia 35715)
Ralph MacDonald-produced set backs the jazz guitarist with such stars as Idris Muhammad, Grover Washington, Charles Earland, Richard Tee and Harvey Mason (much like Ralph’s own LP), the result being a specialist delight with a 64/128bpm ‘Let Me Slip It To You’ leaping loper the hottest cut, the 113bpm ‘Nezumi’ and stop-start 43/92bpm ‘Lookin’ Good’ being good too but even trickier.

TOM BROWNE: ‘Browne Sugar’ LP (US Arista GRP 5003)
‘Throw Down’ is a slow-starting 3:56 specialist convoluted 117bpm jazz burbler by the trumpeter and the 121bpm 5:13 ‘What’s Going On’ is again convolutedly jazzy, but his tootling lush 37bpm ‘The Closer I Get To You’ is a nice enough 4:38 smoocher with wider appeal.

NOVELLA EDMONDS: ‘Hot Stuff’ (US Willpower WC1001)
Studio talkback intro to a messy romper (not Donna’s song) with all the disco gimmicks, rattling rhythms, clapping and squawking creating more excitement on the 6:58 instrumental flip of this 114bpm 12in than on the 6:35 vocal side. Produced by SMI’s Will Crittendon, hampered by veteran arranger Pete DeAngelis (of Frankie Avalon fame) who was somewhat out of his depth, I fear.

JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Love Magic’ (US Columbia/SAM 2310976) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
Out a while but now bubbling, this walking bass-backed thumping 121bpm girlie group chanter on 7:44 12in has pop appeal, while the 5:35 ‘Holler’ flip is a squawking 120bpm thudding strutter.

BLACK IVORY: ‘Mainline’ (US Buddah DSC 132) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
Smooth soul vocal group on 5:25 12in with busily burbling bass and jittery chugging 117bpm rhythm.

VENUS DODSON: ‘Night Rider’ (US Warner Bros./RFC RCSD 8824) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Solidly building long intro on 6:41 12in to a useful if unexceptional Jim Burgess-mixed 130bpm chix-sung canterer.

KELLEE PATTERSON: ‘All The Things You Are’ LP (US Shadybrook SB-013)
‘So In Tune With You’ is an infectious 6:22 frothily racing 129bpm skitterer, a bit bright and breezy for most discos maybe but a romping delight regardless . . . and she’s a lovely lady, with gorgeous cover pix.

NUGGETS: ‘New York (Harlem Session)’ (from LP ‘N.Y.’, US Mercury SRM-1-3779) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
Side-long solidly thumping 124bpm thudder with bouts of Village People-type vocal and a Dr Buzzard break, circulated here on 8:28 UK 12in promo with the LP’s enthusiastic 127bpm ‘Proud Mary’ revival as full 7:30 flip.

PARTNERS: ‘Dance (Whoever You Are)’ (US TK Disco 139)
Understated Euro-soul from the ‘Last Disco In Paris’ album (US Marlin 2226), now on 7:27 12in, a rhythm-hiccupping cool steady thumper with quiet vocal and sparse backing, slower-seeming than its 128bpm.

PATRICK GAMMON: ‘This Shit Is Bad / Don’t Touch Me’ (from LP ‘Don’t Touch Me’, US Motown M7-922R1)
Thundering 126-128-133bpm funk galloper with jaggedly booming bass, staccato husky vocal and gospel piano climax, the 5:26 track starting with the separately banded and titled but seguing short intro.

DR STRUT: ‘More Stuff’ (from LP ‘Dr Strut’, US Motown M7-924R1)
First of a new Motown Jazz series, and indeed it IS uncompromisingly jazzy, with just this 4:57 brassy 112bpm jangler (trying to sound like ‘Soulful Strut’ maybe?) hitting a dance rhythm.

LARRY GRAHAM: ‘(You’re A) Foxy Lady’ (from LP ‘Star Walk’, US Warner Bros. BSK 3322)
Brassily stuttering 121bpm bass-bumping funky burbler in full 6:09 form, rather than edited 7in form.

SAINT & STEPHANIE: ‘Gotta Keep On Dancin” (US Arista CP-703)
Michael Zager-produced over frantic 138bpm girlie group flier on 5:36 12in with handclaps and mucho zing.

JIMMY JACKSON: ‘Freedom To Express Yourself’ (US Buddah DSC 136)
Arthur Conley-ish exuberant old-fashioned “get up out of your seat” soul screamer thuds along happily at 122bpm on 8:55 12in.

LATIMORE: ‘Goodbye Heartache’ (US TK Disco 400)
Soulfully sung (of course!) smoothly grooving fast 136bpm thwacker with instrumental break and chix back-up, on 6:15 12in.

ROZALIN WOODS: ‘Watcha Gonna Do About It’ (US A&M Disco SP-12021) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
Slickly galloping 128-129bpm hustler with long intro on 7:56 12in leading up to wailing chick, thumping break, much ado about nothing.

DEBBIE JACOBS: ‘Undercover Lover’ (US MCA 13920) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
Messy frantic 135bpm smacker on 6:30 12in like a female Edwin Starr, so could have Northern appeal.

FATHER’S CHILDREN: ‘You Can Get It’ (from LP ‘Father’s Children’, US Mercury SRM-1-3755)
Wayne Henderson-produced brass-spiked 126bpm vocal jitterer, not particularly interesting, but the only cut to cull DJ interest after weeks on release.

Mix Master

Sterling Vann (Bethnal Green Tipples) has a 28 minute mini-mix that, he says, even Wallys should at a stretch be able to use in six months to come (now then – nasty, nasty!): Sister Sledge ‘We Are Family’ (Atlantic 12in), mixing vocal break into intro of McFadden & Whitehead ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ (Philadelphia Int’l 12in), mixing acappella break into drum intro of Melba Moore ‘Pick Me Up I’ll Dance’ (Epic 12in), mixing solo vocal and drums bit into Anita Ward ‘Ring My Bell’ (TK 12in).

Hot Vinyl

Andy Hunter (London Crackers/Centa City/etc), heavily into jazz, tips this selection of both import and UK cuts:

AIRTO MOREIRA: ‘Tempos Atras’ / ‘Toque De Cuica’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
TUMBLACK: ‘Caraiba’ (Island 12” promo)
LEE RITENOUR: ‘Market Place’ (US Elektra LP)
TOM BROWNE: ‘Throw Down’ / ‘What’s Going On’ (US GRP/Arista LP)
ERIC GALE: ‘Let Me Slip-It-To-You’ / ‘Nezumi’ (US Columbia LP)
JUNIOR WALKER: ‘Sax Attack’ (US Whitfield LP)
DAVID BENOIT: ‘Life Is Like A Samba’ (AVI 12” promo)
LALO SCHIFRIN: ‘Chile Caliente’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
CALDERA: ‘Celebration’ (US Capitol LP)
DICK MORRISEY & JIM MULLEN: ‘Soul Eyes’ (Harvest LP)

DJ Top Ten

Tricky Dicky (Richard Scanes) runs the Dicks Inn gay nights at various London venues and has his annual Spring Cruise (no, not that kind . . . it really is in a boat) leaving Westminster Pier at 7pm this Sunday, July 1st. Otherwise, you can catch him or his jocks at West Kensington Beagles (Wednesdays), Euston Tavern (Fri/Sundays) at St. Giles Circus Spats (Fri/Sat/Sundays). Dicky opines that gay discos are playing too many formula “disco” sounds these days, but says of this selection that most jocks will hate them though their punters won’t.

1 SHIRLEY BASSEY: ‘This Is My Life’ (US UA 12”)
2 SYLVERS: ‘Mahogany’ (Casablanca LP)
3 ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ: ‘La Bamba’ (Magnet 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
4 SEVENTH AVENUE: ‘New York’s On Fire’ (US AVI LP)
5 DIANA ROSS: ‘No One Gets The Prize’ (US Motown LP) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
6 BONNIE POINTER: ‘Heaven Must Have Sent You’ (remix) (US Motown 12”) (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
7 REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (US Prism 12”)
8 BUMBLEBEE UNLIMITED: ‘Lady Bug’ (US Red Greg 12”)
9 SYLVESTER: ‘Body Strong’ (Fantasy 12”) (BNDA debut 3/24/79)
10 ANDY WILLIAMS: ‘Love Story (Where Do I Begin)’ (US Columbia 12”)

UK Disco Top 90 – June 30, 1979

01 01 Anita Ward – Ring My Bell – TK 12″
02 02 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 07 Slick – Space Bass – Fantasy 12″
06 05 Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio – 20th Century 12″
07 09 Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline – Ensign 7″/12″
08 06 Donna Summer – Hot Stuff – Casablanca 12″
09 16 Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love – Pye 12″
10 11 Tata Vega – Get It Up For Love / I Just Keep Thinking About You Baby – Motown 12″
11 10 Melba Moore – Pick Me Up, I’ll Dance – Epic 12″
12 18 Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love – Motown 12″
13 17 Gary’s Gang – Showtime / Let’s Lovedance Tonight – CBS 12″
14 12 T-Connection – Saturday Night – TK 12″
15 08 Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance – Warner Bros. 12″
16 20 Joe Thomas – Make Your Move – TK 12″
17 13 Bombers – (Everybody) Get Dancin’ – Flamingo 12″
18 22 Candi Staton – When You Wake Up Tomorrow – Warner Bros. 12″
19 14 M – Pop Muzik – MCA 12″
20 19 Roxy Music – Dance Away – Polydor 7″
21 15 The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground – Epic 12″
22 23 War – Good Good Feelin’ – MCA 12″
23 24 Blondie – Sunday Girl – Chrysalis 12″
24 39 Crusaders – Street Life / Carnival Of The Night / The Hustler – MCA LP
25 36 Village People – Go West – Mercury 12″
26 26 Herbie Hancock – Tell Everybody – CBS 12″
27 32 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive – Gem 12″
28 53 Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Your Feelings Show / After The Love Is Gone / In The Stone / Rock That / I Can’t Let Go – CBS LP
29 31 Jackie McLean – Dr. Jackyll And Mr. Funk – RCA 12″
30 41 Hudson People – Trip To Your Mind – Ensign 12″
31 25 Peaches & Herb – Reunited – Polydor 7″
32 37 Five Special – Why Leave Us Alone – Elektra 12″
33 27 Gonzalez – Haven’t Stopped Dancin’ Yet – Sidewalk 12″
34 65 Amii Stewart – Light My Fire – Atlantic 7″/LP
35 21 Amii Stewart – Knock On Wood – Atlantic 12″
36 28 Eruption – One Way Ticket – Atlantic 12″
37 48 Carrie Lucas – Dance With You – Solar 12″
38 38 Heatwave – Razzle Dazzle / Eyeballin’ / Raise A Blaze / Therm Warfare / One Night Tan – GTO LP
39 30 Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force (remix) – Pye 12″
40 67 GQ – This Happy Feeling / Make My Dream A Reality – Arista 12″
41 90 Deniece Williams – I’ve Got The Next Dance – CBS 12″
42 49 Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else / Life Goes On – Philadelphia Int’l 12″/US LP
43 61 v/a – Turn On The Tap (all cuts) – Tappan Zee 12″ EP
44 35 Force – Rock Your Baby – US Philadelphia Int’l 12″
45 33 Hot Chocolate – Mindless Boogie – Rak 12″
46 29 Linda Clifford – Bridge Over Troubled Water – RSO 12″
47 50 L.A.X. – Dancin’ At The Disco – Pye 12″
48 46 Light Of The World – Midnight Groovin’ – Ensign 12″/LP
49 44 Poussez – Come On And Do It / Boogie With Me / Never Gonna Say Goodbye – Vanguard 12″/LP
50 40 Roy Ayers – Fever / Love Will Bring Us Back Together – Polydor 12″/LP
51 83 Janet Kay – Silly Games – Scope 12″
52 42 Ashford & Simpson – Flashback – Warner Bros. 12″
53 34 George Benson – Love Ballad – Warner Bros. 12″
54 43 Gibson Brothers – Cuba – Island 12″
55 71 Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance / Starburst – Infinity LP
56 59 Direct Current – Everybody Here Must Party – Sidewalk 12″
57 45 Nino Tempo & 5th Ave. Sax – (Hooked On) Young Stuff – US A&M 12″
58 55 Billy Paul – Bring The Family Back – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
59 56 Dance People – Dance People – Satril 12″
60 NE Diana Ross – The Boss / No One Gets The Prize / It’s My House – Motown 12″/US LP
61 77 Brainstorm – Hot For You / Don’t Let Me Catch You With Your Groove Down – Tabu 12″
62 NE Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – US Philadelphia Int’l 12″
63 58 Detroit Spinners – Are You Ready For Love – Atlantic 12″
64 52 Donna Summer – Bad Girls / Our Love – Casablanca 12″/LP
65 NE Kleeer – Its Magic / I Love To Dance / Happy Me / Tonight’s The Night – US Atlantic LP
66 63 Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss / Viva California – Casablanca 12″/LP
67 64 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
68 81 Dexter Wansel – I’ll Never Forget (My Favourite Disco) / It’s Been Cool – US Philadelphia Int’l 12″
69 62 Electric Light Orchestra – Shine A Little Love – Jet 12″
70 80 Terry Callier – Sign Of The Times / Do It Again / Still Water – Elektra LP
71 NE Chic – Good Times – Atlantic 12″
72 47 Players Association – Ride The Groove / Everybody Dance – Vanguard 12″
73 84 James Brown – It’s Too Funky In Here – US Polydor 12″
74 89 Taka Boom – Night Dancin’ – Ariola 12″
75 54 Phil Hurtt – Boogie City – Fantasy 12″
76 73 Theo Vaness – As Long As It’s Love – Epic 12″
77 NE Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo / 1000 Finger Man / Rock & Shuffle – US Salsoul LP
78 88 Quantum Jump – The Lone Ranger – Electric 12″
79 51 Philly Cream – Jammin’ At The Disco – Fantasy 12″
80 72 Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You / Say It Again – Arista LP/US 12″
81 NE Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night / Life IN The City / Winner Takes All / You’re Beside Me – US T-Neck LP
82 70 Uncle Louie – Full Tilt Boogie – US TK 12″
83 74 Lamont Dozier – Boogie Business – Warner Bros. 12″
84 69 Nytro – Nytro Express – Whitfield LP/US 12″
85 NE Lalo Schifrin – Chile Caliente – US Warner Bros. LP
86 68 Alton McClain & Destiny – It Must Be Love – Polydor 7″/12″ promo
87 NE Sun – Radiation Level – US Capitol 12″
88 60 Raydio – Rock On / You Can’t Change That – Arista 7″/LP
89 86 Skyy – First Time Around – US Salsoul 12″
90 66 Pointer Sisters – Happiness – Planet 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) / #6 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
#9 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #10 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#15 (BNDA debut 2/24/79) / #17 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #18 (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
#19 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 1/6/79) / #22 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#24 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #25 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #26 (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
#27 (BNDA debut 5/19/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #33 (BNDA debut 12/23/78)
#35 (BNDA debut 2/3/79) / #36 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #37 (BNDA debut 3/10/79)
#41 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #42 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #46 (BNDA debut 3/31/79)
#47 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #49 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #54 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#56 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #60 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #61 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
#64 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #66 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #67 (BNDA debut 3/10/79)
#71 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #73 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #75 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#76 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #77 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #79 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#80 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #81 (BNDA debut 8/25/79) / #83 (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
#86 (BNDA debut 3/24/79) / #90 (BNDA debut 4/7/79)

Bubbling Under the Disco Top 90 are:
STEEL PULSE: ‘Sound System’ (Island 12”)
ULTIMATE: ‘Ritmo De Brazil’ (Casablanca 12”) (BNDA debut 1/20/79)
RALPH MACDONALD: ‘I Need Someone’ / ‘Discolypso’ / ‘You Are In Love’ / ‘East Dry River’ (US Marlin LP)
HI-TENSION: ‘Funktified’ / ‘Latin Inspiration’ (Island 12”)
MICK JACKSON: ‘Married Men’ (Atlantic 7”)
SWITCH: ‘Best Beat In Town’ / ‘Fallin’’ / ‘Next To You’ (US Gordy LP) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
BREAKWATER: ‘Work It Out’ (Arista 12”)
ATLANTIC STARR: ‘(Let’s) Rock ‘N’ Roll’ (US A&M LP)
THIRD WORLD: ‘Talk To Me’ (Island 12”)
PETER BROWN: ‘Crank It Up (Funk Town)’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
EROTIC DRUM BAND: ‘Love Disco Style’ (Scope 12”) (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
BECK FAMILY: ‘Can’t Shake The Feeling’ (London 12”)
PATTI LABELLE: ‘Music Is My Way Of Life’ (Epic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Get Ready’ (US Motown 12”)
MATCH: ‘Boogie Man’ (Flamingo 12”)
SANDY MERCER: ‘Now That You’re In’ / ‘Work That Body’ (US RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 5/19/79)
CHANSON: ‘I Can Tell’ (Ariola 12”) (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ: ‘La Bamba’ (Magnet 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
CYNTHIA WOODWARD: ‘California Dreaming’ (H&L 12”)
AIRTO MOREIRA: ‘Tempos Atras’ / ‘Toque De Cuica’ / ‘Amajour’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
BOBBY RUSH: ‘I Wanna Do The Do’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
GIBSON BROTHERS: ‘Ooh! What A Life’ / ‘Better Do It Salsa’ (Island 12” promo) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
DALE JACOBS & COBRA: ‘Cobra’ / ‘Freedom’ (US Epic LP)
LIQUID GOLD: ‘Mr Groovy’ (Creole 12”)
AL WILSON: ‘Earthquake’ (US Roadshow LP)
FLAKES: ‘Miss Fine Lover’ (US Source 12”)
LOU RAWLS: ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
NONA HENDRYX: ‘You’re The Only One That I Ever Needed’ (Arista 7”)
PRINCE PHILLIP MITCHELL: ‘Let’s Get Wet’ / ‘I’m So Happy’ (US Atlantic 12”/LP)
REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (US Prism 12”)
LEE RITENOUR: ‘Market Place’ / ‘Feel The Night’ (US Elektra LP)
NITEFLYTE: ‘If You Want It’ / ‘All About Love’ (US Ariola 12”/LP)
NUGGETS: ‘New York’ / ‘Proud Mary’ (US Mercury LP) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
GAP MANGIONE: ‘Dancin’ Is Makin’ Love’ / ‘Dreamflow’ (US A&M LP)
JUNIOR WALKER: ‘Sax Attack’ / ‘Wishing On A Star’ / ‘Back Street Boogie’ (US Whitfield LP)
BLACK IVORY: ‘Mainline’ (US Buddah 12”) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
FINISHED TOUCH: ‘The Down Sound’ (US Motown 12”)
TASHA THOMAS: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ / ‘Hot Buttered Boogie’ / ‘Street Fever’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
JACKIE MOORE: ‘This Time Baby’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
CUBA GOODING: ‘Disco Royale’ (US Motown LP)
CON FUNK SHUN: ‘Chase Me’ (US Mercury 12”)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Come Go With Me’ / ‘Turn Off The Lights’ / ‘Do Me’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Boogie Vibes’ (US De-Lite 12” promo)
DENISE LASALLE: ‘Think About It’ / ‘Too Little In Common’ / ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ (US MCA LP)
TOM BROWNE: ‘Throw Down’ / ‘What’s Going On’ / ‘The Closer I Get To You’ (US GRP/Arista LP)
JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Love Magic’ (US SAM 12”) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
JOHNNY MATHIS: ‘Begin The Beguine’ (CBS LP)
MICHAEL WHITE: ‘I Like It’ / ‘Never Be The Same’ (US Elektra LP)
LARRY GRAHAM: ‘Foxy Lady’ (US Warner Bros. LP)

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