July 14, 1979: Chain Reaction, Freddie James, Francie Simone, Bunny Sigler, Curtis Mayfield

As you read this, Fatman, Froggy and myself will be settling into our private suite at New York’s Hilton Hotel. Yes, it’s Billboard Disco Forum time again, and next week hopefully you can read my account of what went on. The Forum rather inconsiderately is over the weekend this time, but I am assured that various couriers can get my copy to you before I get back myself. It looks as if an even bigger contingent of British will be there for this the sixth forum, so it should be really great fun though sadly not many ordinary DJ’s seem to be going, despite the cost being within the reach of most professionals. For anyone getting this before flying over, Ferne’s phone number is 201-945 (continued on page 52).


Disco News

Olympic Runners ‘The Bitch’ (Polydor POSPX 63) is finally out this week, while Me And You ‘You Never Know What You’ve Got’ will be on Laser and not Scope . . . Spyro Gyra’s first US LP featuring ‘Shaker Song’ could be out here on Infinity soon . . . Double Exposure ‘Ten Per Cent’ belatedly reaches UK 12in next week (Salsoul SSOL 120), and WEA are readying Miroslav Vitous ‘New York City’ and Deodato ‘Whistle Bump’ for jazz-funk oldies fans . . . Gap Band ‘Baby Baba Boogie’ now looks set for Mercury 12in issue here at last, but Pye are probably too late with Poussez ‘Come On And Do It’ which always should have been the 12in . . . East Anglian DJ Assn meets this Sunday (15) at 2pm in Breckland Sports Centre, Crockston Road, Thetford (just off A134) to vote on withdrawing from the DJ Federation for reasons that will be outlined at the meeting – cor! . . . Dave Thomas (Shrewsbury 68985), who funks Shrewsbury’s Oak Hotel at Shelton every Thursday, is using that venue for a meeting on Monday, July 23rd, at 8:30pm, to hopefully form a Shropshire and Mid-Wales DJ association . . . Gonzalez, Hi-Tension and US of A join jocks Sean French, George Power, Steve Walsh ‘n more for an open air soul festival (and barbeque!) at Bracknell’s, South Hill Park on Sunday, July 29th (details on Reading 57561) . . . Ilford Room At The Top is the latest club to start a soft drinks-only teenage night, theirs being every Sunday . . . Creole Records report lots of hot product coming soon and want to revamp their DJ mailing list, so either call Cathy on 01-98 9223 or send full work details to Creole at 91-93 High Street, Harlesden, London NW10 . . . Sally Ormsby has settled at Handle Artists, 1 Derby Street, London W1Y 7HD (01-493 9637) where her Sally O service is currently plugging Kandidate, while veteran soul freak Nicky Sands takes on the Funk Function at St. Pierre Publicity in Greenwich . . . Decca’s Robert Blenman offers some spare Neil Ardley 12in copies to any jazz-funk jocks not already serviced, so write him at Decca Records, 18 Gt Marlborough Street, London W1V 2BL . . . Motown’s Les Spaine, formerly Liverpool’s Godfather of C&W, is currently in hospital (don’t bust the stitches laughing, Les!) . . . The Knack ‘My Sharona’ segues nicely with Wings and also Skids, if that’s your bag (guess what gigs I’ve been doing – right, well-paying ones!) . . . London’s Evening Standard social diary page actually referred last week to a record having 120 beats-per-minute – wherever did they learn such an expression? . . . Alan Jones features regional disco charts for Scotland and the South-East in his Chart File column this issue, but then he’s currently helping compile the UK Disco listing and does most of the back-busting work that used to be mine alone . . . Honey Bee Benson (Gloucester Tiffanys) reveals her statistics are a perfect 90-60-90 – no, hang on, that’s the metric equivalent! . . . Nell Fincham (Dunbar Goldenstones) would like advice about anyone prepared to print and supply promotional clothing like jackets and boilersuits but in small quantities; let me know, or call Neil on 0368-62356 . . . Dan Rafferty (Bristol Raquels) asks, is Anita Ward a tidy hospital? (He must be a Tony Blackburn fan!) . . . Hello to you, Dennis Lilley! . . . Mike Dallenger (Wimborne), there’s nothing Wally about your chart so don’t worry, and anyway: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – to someone, somewhere, everyone is a Wally.


UK Newies

Full reviews next week for these and more:

CANDIDO: ‘Dancin’ & Prancin’’ LP (Salsoul SSLP 1517) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)

SKYY: ‘First Time Around’ (Salsoul 12SSOL 119)

DIANA ROSS: ‘The Boss’ LP (Motown STML 12118) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)

ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Winner Takes All’ LP (Epic EPC 88460) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)

PETER BROWN: ‘Crank It Up’ (TK 13-7545) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)

SWITCH: ‘Best Beat In Town’ (Motown 12TMG 1148) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)

MASS PRODUCTION: ‘Welcome To Our World’ / ‘Strollin’’ / ‘Cosmic Lust’ (Atlantic LV 31) (BNDA debut 11/6/76)

AL WILSON: ‘Earthquake’ (RCA FC 9399)

DAVID BENOIT: ‘Life Is Like A Samba’ (AVI AVISL 103)

ERIC GALE: ‘Part Of You’ LP (CBS 83464)

CANDI STATON: ‘Chance’ LP (Warner Bros. K 56641)

JOE THOMAS: ‘Make Your Move’ LP (TK TKR 83374)

PAUL BRETT: ‘Nineteen Ninety-Nine’ (RCA PC 5167)

HEATWAVE: ‘Therm Warfare’ (GTO GT 12-253)

EL COCO: ‘Dance Man’ (AVI AVISL 104) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)

CINDY & ROY: ‘Can You Feel It’ (WEA K 18053T) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)

FINISHED TOUCH: ‘The Down Sound’ (Motown 12TMG 1151)

WHISPERS: ‘Can’t Do Without Love’ (Solar FC 1590)

RICK JAMES: ‘Bustin’ Out’ (Motown 12TMG 1147)

OHIO PLAYERS: ‘Everybody Up’ (Arista ARIST 12268)

JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Love Magic’ (CBS 13-7479) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)

TASHA THOMAS: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ LP (Atlantic K 50572) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)

PETER TOSH: ‘Mystic Man’ LP (Rolling Stones CUN 39110)

WEATHER REPORT: ‘Birdland’ / ‘River People’ / ‘A Remark You Made’ (CBS 12-7701)


Imports

CHAIN REACTION: ‘Sweet Lady (Dance With Me)’ (US Jam Sessions JAM-L-101)
What a monster! The 128bpm syndrums intro has obviously been made especially to mix with Anita Ward – even a tone-deaf idiot should synchronize ‘em successfully! – before an imperceptible drop to 122bpm for a great happily jumping chunky funker that slides up again on 7:20 12in to a 125bpm break and 124bpm cold finish.

FREDDIE JAMES: ‘Get Up And Boogie’ (US Warner Bros. DWBS 8857) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
Bass-bumped rattling 131bpm thudder on 7:02 12in is powerful and infectious enough to cut through the “slam bam wham jam” – chanting chix and what presumably is a juvenile chap singing the plaintive lead.

FRANCIE SIMONE: ‘Let Your Body Run’ (US BC BC-4001) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
Exciting bright and breezy 130bpm romper from Brooklyn with Bombers-type pop appeal on 6:30 12in features lots of rattling percussion and almost Oriental effects (though the title is probably not to do with Chinese restaurant food!). 

BUNNY SIGLER: ‘I’m Funkin’ You Tonight’ (US Gold Mind GG 501)
Circulated here as the white label promo flip to the original ‘By The Way You Dance’, this remixed 5:30 12in is an extremely powerful heavy slow 101bpm funk lurcher with great wild animal-like grunting.

CURTIS MAYFIELD: ‘Heartbeat’ LP (US RSO RS-1-3053) (‘Tell Me, Tell Me’ BNDA debut 9/15/79)
Also consistently good, the hot cuts likely to be the syndrums ‘n strings-sweetened 6:20 ‘Tell Me, Tell Me (How Ya Like To Be Loved)’ creamy 120bpm “rock” dancer (which gets orgasmic!), jittery syndrums intro-ed smoothly-sung intense 7:15 ‘What Is My Woman For?’ 108/54bpm bumping swayer, and pleasant 110bpm title  track jogger, while the 59/29bpm ‘Between You Baby And Me’ is a lovely smoochy duet with Linda Clifford.

HERB ALPERT: ‘Rise’ (US A&M SP 12022) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
Mexican-flavoured (so now more Chuck Mangione than Tijuana!) plodding 100bpm jazz instrumental thudder on specially packaged 7:40 clear vinyl 12in which when speeded up to 45rpm (as most jocks are doing) becomes a racing 136bpm romper – though Herb’s trumpet still seems slow! Nice 129bpm (at 33 1/3) ‘Aranjuez (Mon Amour)’ flip too.

LENNY WILLIAMS: ‘Love Current’ LP (US MCA MCA-3155)
The high-flying soulster’s consistent set is led by the slow-starting 6:07 ‘If You’re In Need’ 128bpm skipping thumper with jazzy piano, intense chugging 4:55 ‘Doing The Loop De Loop’ repetitive 117bpm thudder with harmonica and brass, and melodically rolling 4:49 ‘When I’m Dancin” 112bpm chugger, but also good are the superb ‘Let’s Talk It Over’ 32bpm smoocher with pent-up climax and ‘Three Times A Lady’-like dead slow 27bpm ‘Here’s To The Lady’. Other cuts (all nice) are ‘Last Night I Dreamed’ (100bpm), ‘Love Hurt Me’ (65bpm), ‘Sweet Ecstasy’ (113bpm), ‘Though We Loved Once’ (31bpm).

STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’’ / ‘Put Your Body In It’ (US 20th Century Fox TCD-86) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
Nifty 12in coupling of her two UK biggies, the gorgeous 102/51bpm 8:02 LP title track swayer and gradually unfurling 6:00 bass-bumped 119bpm jitterer.

ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Found A Cure’ (US Warner Bros. DWBS 8874) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
Purposefully thumping 123bpm 7:00 12in “rock” remix of their ‘Stay Free’ LP track, dominated by the driving rhythm with some nice piano between repetitive soul-searing vocal bursts.

RENA SCOTT: ‘Super Lover’ (US Buddah DSC 133)
Picking up jocks, this quietly effective 6:00 12in puts an agonised female wailer subtly going bananas with a smooth couldn’t-care-less 120-126bpm backing to create a sort of soulful Donna Summer effect.

BAZUKA: ‘(C’Est) Le Rock’ (US Venture VD 5004)
Tony Camillo returns on 6:10 12in with a fast (though not frantic) 135bpm girlie group churner featuring some breathy “c’est l’amour” additions to the title and a spiraling rattling and clapping rhythm drive. The 139bpm ‘Rock The Night Away’ flip DOES get frantic!

SYLVESTER: ‘Stars’ / ‘Body Strong’ (US Fantasy D-135) (BNDA debut 3/24/79)
Remixed, extended and actually getting played now by some of London’s mafia, the two loosely-structured meandering chooglers clock in here on 12in, at 126-132-130-135-132bpm and 10:31 (‘Stars’) – as opposed to Britain’s 132-135bpm 8:06 version (12FTC 177) – and 128-132bpm and 8:44 (‘Body Strong’), which is the same as our 8:10 version. Now give me a medal for enduring them so long . . . how about the BPM?!

MUNICH MACHINE: ‘Body Shine’ LP (US Casablanca NBLP 7137) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
With a few supporters here, the Giorgio-produced monotonous but powerfully pounding 114bpm girlie group-sung ‘Party Light’ and ditto 124bpm clomping ‘Let Your Body Shine’ seem to be the cuts.

JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH: ‘Don’t Do That’ (US Cotillion DK 4731)
Solidly chugging 116bpm bass line behind growling and a happy “the beast, the beast – don’t do that!” chant, leading on 7:08 12in to a sax break.

JIMMY BRISCOE & THE BEAVERS: ‘Into The Milky Way’ (US Salsoul SG 302)
Veteran group’s atmospheric but slow to get going attractive Smokey Robinson-ish 113bpm soul clopper has a freaky space-talk intro yet is too laid-back for immediate dancefloor appeal. On 12in in 7:54 original and 8:08 disco mix versions.

DEBBIE PETERS: ‘Boogie With Me Baby’ (US Free Flight PD-11488)
Taste Of Honey-type 124bpm oogie oogie chugger on yellow vinyl 6:26 12in, with a probably preferable 5:04 Diana Ross-ish 52bpm ‘Baby It’s Alright’ swaying flip that’s certainly worked for me already.

SIREN: ‘Open Up For Love’ (US Midsong MD 513) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
Frantic-seeming 130bpm shrill girlie group chanter with pushing bass pattern on 7:12 12in.

BILLY NICHOLS: ‘Give Your Body Up To The Music’ (US West End WES-22118) (BNDA debut 7/21/79)
Emphasis-shifting long intro on 7:40 12in to a breathy but boring 127bpm romper with rattling break.

RUTH WATERS: ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’ (US Millennium YD-11777) (BNDA debut 7/21/79)
Smoothly sung but relentlessly pounding John Davis-produced 130bpm repetitive churner on 7:30 12in, possibly too unvaried for its potential pop audience.

AKB: ‘Stand Up – Sit Down’ (US RSO RSS-302) (BNDA debut 7/21/79)
Long plonking and phasing intro to a mundane 126bpm girlie group rattler on 8:11 12in.


Hot Vinyl

Bob Jones, still funking Chelmsford Dee Jay’s every Wednesday, import tips:

TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Turn Off The Lights’ / ‘Do Me’ / ‘Life Is A Circle’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
LENNY WILLIAMS: ‘If You’re In Need’ / ‘Doing The Loop De Loop’ (US MCA LP)
TOM BROWNE: ‘What’s Going On’ / ‘Herbal Scent’ (US GRP/Arista LP)
HAMILTON BOHANNON: ‘Stop & Go’ / ‘If You Ever Need Me’ (US Mercury LP)
HERB ALPERT: ‘Rise’ (US A&M 12”) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
CHAIN REACTION: ‘Sweet Lady’ (US Jam Sessions 12”)
TROIANO: ‘We All Need Love’ (US Capitol 12”) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
ERIC GALE: ‘Let Me Slip-It-To-You’ / ‘Nezumi’ (CBS LP)
LTD: ‘One On One’ (US A&M LP)
JEAN WELLS: ‘I Just Can’t Stop Dancing’ (US TEC 12”) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)


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

Bubbling Under the Disco Top 90 are:
ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ: ‘La Bamba’ (Magnet 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
BREAKWATER: ‘Work It Out’ (Arista 12”)
EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING: ‘Music Box’ (RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
MATCH: ‘Boogie Man’ (Flamingo 12”)
SKYY: ‘First Time Around’ (US Salsoul 12”)
LENNY WILLIAMS: ‘If You’re In Need’ / ‘Doing The Loop De Loop’ / ‘I’m Dancin’’ (US MCA LP)
LIQUID GOLD: ‘Mr Groovy’ (Creole 12”)
FINISHED TOUCH: ‘The Down Sound’ (US Motown 12”)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Come Go With Me’ / ‘Turn Off The Lights’ / ‘Do Me’ / ‘Life Is A Circle’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
STEEL PULSE: ‘Sound System’ (Island 12”)
ME AND YOU: ‘You Never Know What You’ve Got’ (Deb Music 12”)
CHAIN REACTION: ‘Sweet Lady’ (US Jam Sessions 12”)
HI-TENSION: ‘Funktified’ (Island 12”)
EROTIC DRUM BAND: ‘Love Disco Style’ (Scope 12”) (BNDA debut 10/14/78)
STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘Put Your Body In It’ (US 20th Century 12”) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
AIRTO MOREIRA: ‘Tempos Atras’ / ‘Toque De Cuica’ / ‘Amajour’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
TOM BROWNE: ‘Throw Down’ / ‘What’s Going On’ / ‘The Closer I Get To You’ / ‘Herbal Scent’ (US GRP/Arista LP)
NUGGETS: ‘New York’ / ‘Proud Mary’ (US Mercury 12” promo) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
KISS: ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’ (Casablanca 12”) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
RITZ: ‘Locomotion’ (Epic 12”)
BOBBY RUSH: ‘I Wanna Do The Do’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
MASS PRODUCTION: ‘Welcome To Our World’ / ‘Strollin’’ / ‘Cosmic Lust’ (Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 11/6/76)
OHIO PLAYERS: ‘Everybody Up’ (Arista 12”)
HERB ALPERT: ‘Rise’ (US A&M 12”) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
CINDY & ROY: ‘Can You Feel It’ / ‘Gotta Love Somebody Else’ (WEA 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
ERIC GALE: ‘Let Me Slip-It-To-You’ / ‘Nezumi’ / ‘Part Of You’ / ‘Holding On To Love’ (CBS LP)
PATTI LABELLE: ‘Music Is My Way Of Life’ (Epic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
OLYMPIC RUNNERS: ‘The Bitch’ (Polydor 12”) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
ATLANTIC STARR: ‘(Let’s) Rock ‘N’ Roll’ (A&M 12”)
EL COCO: ‘Cocomotion ‘79’ / ‘Dance Man’ / ‘Love Exciter’ / ‘Love In Your Life’ (AVI 12”) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
STEWART THOMAS GROUP: ‘To Freak Or Not To Freak’ (Arista 12”) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
NORMAN CONNORS: ‘Discoland’ / ‘Be There In The Morning’ / ‘Kingston’ / ‘Your Love’ (US Arista LP)
TUMBLACK: ‘Caraiba’ (Island 12”)
J.J. BARNES: ‘How Long’ (Casino Classics 12”)
NONA HENDRYX: ‘You’re The Only One That I Ever Needed’ (Arista 7”)
JUNIOR WALKER: ‘Sax Attack’ / ‘Wishing On A Star’ / ‘Back Street Boogie’ (US Whitfield LP)
LOU RAWLS: ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
TASHA THOMAS: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ / ‘Hot Buttered Boogie’ / ‘Street Fever’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
RICK JAMES: ‘Bustin’ Out’ (Motown 12”)
HAMILTON BOHANNON: ‘Stop & Go’ / ‘The Groove Machine’ / ‘Andrea’ / ‘If You Ever Need Me’ (US Mercury LP) (BNDA debut 7/21/79)
RENA SCOTT: ‘Super Lover’ (US Buddah 12”)

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