August 11, 1979: Studio 54, part 2 – “a lot less exciting than its publicity would have one believe.”

Last time the description of Studio 54 was incomplete. Housed in a converted theatre in the Ed Sullivan CBS TV building (where the Beatles taped a show), it still has the theatre balcony with the dancefloor being where front stalls and stage once were so that it is this great ceiling height that enables the previously mentioned mirrored light columns to drop down into the dancers from above. Other effects include a swinging illuminated heart on a pendulum scything above their heads and sudden artificial snowstorms billowing from the balcony, but it’s the backdrop area that houses the most spectacular – if rather limited – set of effects, which are raised and lowered with an interest-numbing regularity. These are mainly an Inca-type Sun God head and a crescent Man In The Moon who snorts coke from a spoon up his lightbulb-animated nostril – fun once, but dragsville the fourth time. In setting out to stun and then not maintaining the momentum, Studio 54 is a lot less exciting than its publicity would have one believe.

Its close rival down near Times Square on West 43rd Street, the notorious Xenon is almost as hard to get into . . . and, following a fracas when a bunch of us weren’t even allowed in on our February visit although there were tickets for us inside, I didn’t try too hard this time. However, enthusiastic reports from money-flourishing Fatman suggest that DJ Tony Smith spins a superior range of varied and quite funky music, while the sound approaches Paradise Garage quality – and the effects include a near naked lady suddenly riding through on a real live white horse! Lasers evidently provide much of the lighting, used rather dangerously if you consider that, after three stark naked girls had jumped on top of some speaker stacks and started dancing, all the lights went out and the lasers zeroed in on three furry pussies!

Just as Paradise Garage has won awards for its sound system, so has The Ice Palace for its lighting. Situated on the salubrious corner of West 57th Street and Avenue of the Americas, the Palace is dead easy to get into . . . and full of young white guys dancing mainly with each other, to the most appalling variety of Euro and New York disco dreck, which (on the night I was there) wasn’t even mixed excitingly. And this is Ian Levine’s favourite disco in the whole world! As for the lighting, with a name like Ice Palace not surprisingly the whole place is walled with mirrors, giving a cold harsh atmosphere as flashing neon, strobes and helicopters reflect off every surface. At least with mid-week admission of £2.65 including two stiff drinks, it’s not expensive – but then drinks in all New York’s discos are surprisingly cheap.

More next week, but please note that the next Billboard Forum (not essential in itself) will be in Los Angeles during February, and Chris Hill is taking over a team of London funk mafia to play in a chain of LA clubs for ‘British Week’ to show the hopeless West Coast jocks how it’s done . . . and Adrian Webb of Showstopper Promotions (01-886 4112) really IS organising a cheap rate package trip, but needs to hear from you within the next fortnight if you’re planning to go (for whatever reason). It’ll be a ball, so y’all come, hear?


Disco News

Come hell, high water, and public holidays, when all about me falter, this Disco page is always in Record Mirror – right? – but last week my two final mobile gigs of the summer proved too much: I simply had to sleep. So, sorry if you missed it, but even you have a holiday sometimes . . . Camberley’s Frenchies is running an invitation-only British Disco Convention for selected top jocks on Tuesday, October 2nd, with a forum panel including Chris Hill, Froggy, promoter Adrian Webb, CBS’s Greg Lynn, a solicitor and myself, followed by buffet and cabaret, the emphasis being on entertainment and a chance to meet informally . . . Frenchies’s DJ team is now Chris Brown, Robin Nash, Jeff Young and Nick Halliday, alternating every Sunday at Camberley Cambridge Hotel and Cardiff Lloyds . . . Showstopper Productions’ Caister overflow funk weekender at Perrin Sands in Cornwall on 26/27/28 October (the earlier Weymouth venue now being scrapped) will feature all the Caister jocks except Greg Edwards and has a Mardi Gras fancy dress theme – as does Southgate Royalty’s 1st anniversary Chris Hill night next Friday (31) – while Showstopper and the Brighton Soul Society combine on August 27th Bank Holiday Monday for a Great Brighton Beach Party at Brighton Top Rank with all the old Purley jocks like Chris Hill, Robbie Vincent, Chris Brown, Sean French, Froggy and more . . . Ashford & Simpson ‘Found A Cure’, Con Funk Shun ‘Chase Me’, Raydio ‘Rock On’, Bryan Adams ‘Let Me Take You Dancing’ are due on 12in now, with Bonnie Boyer ‘Got To Give In To Love’, Bobby Rush ‘I Wanna Do The Do’, Isley Bros ‘Shout’, Van McCoy ‘The Hustle’, Bill Summers ‘Dancing Lady’, Slick ‘Sexy Cream’ out later this month . . . David Bendeth ‘Feel The Real’ is rumoured to be EMI’s for UK, while further hot poop has a segued three-track Heatwave promo 12in in circulation . . . Magnet’s Joanna Kochen retires next week for a pre-nuptial rest . . . London’s LODJ Assn jocks are providing music for a week from Saturday (11) at the National Teen-Ex 79 exhibition in Westminster Horticultural Halls . . . Norman Scott now jocks at London’s Sundown every Fri/Saturday, Bang on Mondays, and at Leicester Square Empire’s roller disco every Sunday afternoon . . . Iain Borg & Trevor Chapman with guests like Mick Clark funk Croydon’s Foxy in Lower Addiscombe Road every Fri/Sat/Sunday, and plan a soul weekend near Windsor Castle (not the Great Park, I hope!) . . . Dennis Brynner, Dave Van Seiger, Kim Perritt & Neville Tan, DJ team at Southampton’s new plus Barbarellas on the old Centre site, have to contend with an elevating DJ console that goes up and down the wall! . . . Clem Curtis, ex-Foundations, proved he’s been a soul singer all this time when he really wailed while singing over his ‘Unchained Melody/Need Your Love’ at Mayfair’s Gullivers – where, contrary to rumour, the “rock” dancing crowd are evidently too young to remember King Floyd’s 1970 original of Fern Kinney’s ‘Groove Me’ . . . David Emery (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 813797) invites enquiries from record companies and other youth-market firms interested in running promotions on Tyneside . . . Capital Radio, with Mike Smith sounding like Graham Dene and now John Sachs sounding like Mike Allen, risks going the Radio One route where so many jocks (to these ears) sound like Tony Blackburn . . . Peter Sedgebeer (Tonbridge Hilden Manor/Rugby Club) points out rightly that with the pound so strong against the dollar, why the hell are imports still so expensive? . . . UK record companies could well be following their US counterparts in cutting back on disco promotion . . . Teesvalley Roadshow (Redcar 475854) have had some smart goldprinted leather key-rings run up at only £9.50 per 100, which works out at the same price as an ad in the local paper but by being handy permanent reminders could prove 100 times more effective when given to satisfied punters instead of a business card . . . Larry Foster (Canonbury Mildmay Tavern) suggests as a good mix to bridge from disco when rock is requested, Donna Summer ‘Bad Girls’ into ELO ‘Shine A Little Love’ into Rolling Stones ‘Miss You’ . . . Chris Hill fans beware: he’s currently inflicting Tiny Tim ‘The Happy Wanderer’ on his silly sessions! . . . Neil Fincham (Dunbar Goldenstones) asks, what’s green and turns red at the flick of a switch? – A frog in a liquidiser (is it Froggy’s eyes after a hard night?)! Either way, we don’t wish to know that – goodnight!


Too many records and too little space means that to keep you fairly up to date on what at least is out, this week I am reduced to listing everything that by now it would have been nice to have reviewed. You will see the problem, I think! Maybe next week there’ll be more room? 

12-INCH

FLB: ‘Lookin’ For Love Tonight’ (Fantasy 12 FTC 179) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
CRUSADERS: ‘Street Life’ (MCA MCAT 513) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
FRANTIQUE: ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 13-7728)
AL HUDSON & THE PARTNERS: ‘You Can Do It’ (MCA MCAT 511) (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
JOHNNY MATHIS: ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ (CBS 12-7730)
JACKIE MOORE: ‘This Time Baby’ (CBS 13-7722) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘Put Your Body In It’ (20th Century TCD 2415) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
CENTRAL LINE: ‘Wot We Got’ (Mercury 9198398)
BOMBERS: ‘Let’s Dance’ (Flamingo 12FM 4)
CLEM CURTIS: ‘Unchained Melody/Need Your Love’ (RCA PC 5175)
GENE CHANDLER: ‘When You’re Number 1’ (20th Century TCD 2411) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (Carrere CAR 121T)
BENELUX & NANCY DEE: ‘Switch’ (Scope SC 4T)
TROIANO: ‘We All Need Love’ (Capitol 12CL 16090) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
SADAO WATANABE: ‘Duo Creatics’ (Miracle M10-12)
GONZALEZ: ‘Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady’ (Sidewalk 12SID 111)
BONNIE POINTER: ‘Heaven Must Have Sent You’ (Motown 12TMG 1145) (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
PATRICK JUVET: ‘Lady Night’ (Casablanca CANL 159) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
NUGGETS: ‘New York’ (Mercury 9198277) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
SAVOY: ‘Sunny Side Of The Street’ (EMI 12EMI 2951)
JOLLY BROTHERS: ‘Conscious Man’ (Ballistic 12UP 36415)
COOL NOTES: ‘My Tune’ (Scope SC 3T)
DENNIS BROWN: ‘Should I’ (Laser LAS 7T)
DAVID WILLIAMS: ‘Come On Down Boogie People’ (AVI AVISL 105)
MILLIE JACKSON: ‘Kiss You All Over’ (Spring SJX 2095091)
HEATWAVE: ‘Therm Warfare’ (GTO GT 12-253)
WHISPERS: ‘Can’t Do Without Love’ (Solar FC 1590)
LTD: ‘Dance ‘N Sing ‘N’ (A&M AMSL 7458)
OHIO PLAYERS: ‘Everybody Up’ (Arista ARIST 12268)
PARLIAMENT: ‘Deep’ (Casablanca CANL 154)
RICK JAMES: ‘Bustin’ Out’ (Motown 12TMG 1147)
LINDA CLIFFORD: ‘Don’t Give It Up’ (RSO RSOX 37) (BNDA debut 3/31/79)
GARY CRISS: ‘Amazon Queen’ / ‘Rio De Janeiro’ (Carrere 120T) (BNDA debut 3/25/78)
DISCO SPECTACULAR: ‘Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In’ (RCA PC 9413)
BRENDA MITCHELL: ‘Body Party’ (Creole CR 12-173)
HAREEM: ‘(Look Out For) The Boogie Man’ (Creole CR 12-172)
JKD BAND: ‘Let Your Body Do The Talking’ (Satril SAT 146T)
NIGHTLIFE UNLIMITED: ‘Disco Choo Choo’ (Casablanca CANL 158) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
PHYLLIS HYMAN: ‘Loving You – Losing You’ (Buddah BDSL 487) (BNDA debut 5/14/77)
AWB: ‘When Will You Be Mine’ (RCA XC 1096)
BARRY WHITE: ‘September When I First Met You’ (20th Century BTCL 1045)
ESTHER PHILLIPS: ‘Our Day Will Come’ (Mercury 6167822)
WARRIORS: ‘Island In The Sun’ (Pye 12P 118)
BRIMSTONE INGRAM: ‘What Happened To The Songs’ (Grapevine REDC 1)
. . . and that’s just some of them!


ALBUMS

COMMODORES: ‘Midnight Magic’ (Motown STMA 8032)
CHIC: ‘Risque’ (Atlantic K 50634) (BNDA debut 9/1/79)
STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’’ (20th Century T 583) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
CANDI STATON: ‘Chance’ (Warner Bros. K 56641)
TASHA THOMAS: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ (Atlantic K 50572) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
STANLEY CLARKE: ‘I Wanna Play For You’ (Epic EPC 88331)
SADAO WATANABE: ‘California Shower’ (Miracle MLP 3005)
VARIOUS: ‘Intensified! Original Ska 1966-66’ (Island IRSP 2)
TRAMMPS: ‘The Whole World’s Dancing’ (Atlantic K 50599) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)


7-INCH

SISTER SLEDGE: ‘Lost In Music’ (Atlantic K 11337)
PEACHES & HERB: ‘We’ve Got Love’ (Polydor POSP 65)
BONEY M.: ‘Gotta Go Home’ (Atlantic K 11351)
MCFADDEN & WHITEHEAD: ‘Do You Want To Dance’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 7744)
ANITA WARD: ‘Make Believe Lovers’ (TK TKR 7551)
PETER TOSH: ‘Buck-In-Hamm Palace’ (Rolling Stones RSR 104)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Turn Off The Lights’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 7740)
ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Life In The City’ (Epic EPC 7757)
TERRY CALLIER: ‘Sign Of The Times’ (Elektra K 12372)
SUN: ‘Radiation Level’ (Capitol CL 16092)
SASSY: ‘Keep On Jumpin’/You Make Me Feel’ (Flamingo FM 3)
GROVER WASHINGTON JR: ‘Just The Way You Are’ (Motown TMG 1153)
SANDY MERCER: ‘Now That You’re In’ (H&L 6105091) (BNDA debut 5/19/79)
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER: ‘Bad For Me’ (Elektra K 12370) (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
RAY MUNNINGS: ‘Funky Nassau’ (Tammi TAM 103)
MAVIS STAPLES: ‘Tonight I Feel Like Dancing’ (Warner Bros. K 17410)


IMPORTS

EUMIR DEODATO: ‘Knights Of Fantasy’ LP (US Warner Bros. BSK 3321) (BNDA debut 12/1/79)
RONNIE FOSTER: ‘Delight’ LP (US Columbia JC 36019)
CAMEO: ‘Secret Omen’ LP (US Chocolate City CCLP 2008) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
NEIL LARSEN: ‘High Gear’ LP (US Horizon SP-738)
GLORIA GAYNOR: ‘Yo Vivire (I Will Survive)’ (US Polydor PD D 512)
SHIRLEY BASSEY: ‘Copacabana (At The Copa)’ (US UA UA-D6007-D)
POUSSEZ: ‘Come On And Do It’ (US Vanguard SPV 25) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
. . . and so many more.


UK Disco Top 90 – August 11, 1979

01 02 Chic – Good Times – Atlantic 12″
02 08 Donna Summer – Bad Girls – Casablanca 12″
03 06 Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love – Pye 12″
04 01 Slick – Space Bass – Fantasy 12″
05 09 Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love – Motown 12″
06 04 Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland – CBS 12″
07 10 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive – Gem 12″
08 21 Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life / Better Do It Salsa – Island 12″/LP
09 13 Janet Kay – Silly Games – Scope 12″
10 07 Sister Sledge – We Are Family – Atlantic 12″
11 03 Anita Ward – Ring My Bell – TK 12″
12 15 Deniece Williams – I’ve Got The Next Dance – CBS 12″
13 05 McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
14 16 Diana Ross – The Boss – Motown 12″
15 26 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
16 19 Billy Paul – Bring The Family Back – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
17 20 Crusaders – Street Life / Carnival Of The Night – MCA 12″/LP
18 27 Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You – Arista 12″
19 11 Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio – 20th Century 12″
20 14 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star / Let Your Feelings Show / In The Stone / Rock That / I Can’t Let Go – CBS LP
21 30 Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance – Infinity 7″/LP
22 12 Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline – Ensign 12″
23 39 Real Thing – Boogie Down (Get Funky Now) – Pye 12″
24 17 Amii Stewart – Light My Fire – Atlantic 12″
25 44 Olympic Runners – The Bitch – Polydor 12″
26 18 Carrie Lucas – Dance With You – Solar 12″
27 NE Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Is Gone – CBS 7″/LP
28 41 Me And You – You Never Know What You’ve Got – Laser 12″
29 51 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
30 31 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Canadian IGM 12″
31 40 Al Wilson – Earthquake – RCA 12″
32 32 Five Special – Why Leave Us Alone – Elektra 12″
33 35 Peter Brown – Crank It Up – TK 12″
34 28 Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
35 29 Light Of The World – Midnight Groovin’ – Ensign 12″/LP
36 38 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo / Thousand Finger Man / Rock & Shuffle – Salsoul LP/US 12″
37 NE FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
38 34 Candi Staton – When You Wake Up Tomorrow – Warner Bros. 12″
39 67 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – US Warner Bros. 12″
40 87 Philly Cream – Motown Review – Fantasy 12″
41 52 Skyy – First Time Around / This Groove Is Bad – Salsoul 12″/LP
42 56 Sylvester – Stars / Body Strong – Fantasy 12″/US 12″ remix
43 58 Direct Current – Everybody Here Must Party – Sidewalk 12″
44 45 Taka Boom – Night Dancin’ – Ariola 12″
45 33 Jackie McLean – Dr. Jackyll And Mr. Funk – RCA 12″
46 57 Bonnie Pointer – Heaven Must Have Sent You – Motown 12″ remix
47 42 George Benson – Unchained Melody – Warner Bros. 12″
48 NE Johnny Mathis – Gone, Gone, Gone – CBS 12″
49 22 Joe Thomas – Make Your Move / Sugar Smack – TK 12″/LP
50 72 Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls – Rak 7″
51 24 V/A – Turn On The Tap (all cuts) – Tappan Zee 12″ EP
52 54 Antonia Rodriguez – La Bamba – Magnet 12″
53 78 Atlantic Starr – (Let’s) Rock ‘N Roll – A&M 12″
54 62 James Brown – It’s Too Funky In Here – Polydor 12″
55 50 Smokey Robinson – Get Ready – US Motown LP
56 36 L.A.X. – Dancin’ At The Disco – Pye 12″
57 89 Central Line – Wot We Got – Mercury 12″
58 37 Village People – Go West – Mercury 12″
59 23 Donna Summer – Hot Stuff / One Love / Sunset People – Casablanca 12″/LP
60 NE Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
61 74 Kleeer – It’s Magic / I Love To Dance / Tonight’s The Night – Atlantic LP
62 49 War – Good Good Feelin’ – MCA 12″
63 47 GQ – Make My Dream A Reality / This Happy Feeling – Arista 12″
64 68 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It / Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ / Feel The Fire / Don’t Stop Dancin’ – 20th Century LP/US 12″
65 61 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
66 NE Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man – Ballistic 12″
67 71 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night / Life In The City / Winner Takes All / Let’s Fall In Love – Epic LP
68 RE Bombers – Let’s Dance – Flamingo 12″
69 79 Poussez – Come On And Do It / Boogie With Me / Never Gonna Say Goodbye – Vanguard 12″/LP
70 53 Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss / Lady Night – Casablanca 12″
71 69 Uncle Louie – Full Tilt Boogie – US TK 12″
72 75 Herb Alpert – Rise – US A&M 12″
73 80 Tom Browne – What’s Going On / Throw Down / The Closer I Get To You / Herbal Scent – US Arista/GRP LP
74 NE Hot Chocolate – Going Through The Motions – Rak 12″
75 86 Nuggets – New York – Mercury 12″
76 84 Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady (Dance With Me) / Changes – US Jam Sessions 12″
77 88 Terry Callier – Sign Of The Times – Elektra LP/US 12″
78 82 Ronnie Foster – Argentina / Feet / Let Me Into Your Life – CBS LP
79 59 Switch – Best Beat In Town – Motown 12″
80 90 Deodato – Shazam / Space Dust / Knights Of Fantasy / Whistle Bump / Sherlock / Love Is Blue – US Warner Bros. LP
81 NE Cameo – Secret Omen (all cuts) – US Chocolate City 12″/LP
82 NE A Taste Of Honey – Do It Good / I Love You / Your Love / Dance – US Capitol LP
83 NE Sparks – Beat The Clock – Virgin 12″
84 NE Edwin Starr – It’s Called The Rock – 20th Century LP
85 73 Savoy – Sunny Side Of The Street – EMI 12″
86 70 Lalo Schifrin – Chile Caliente – US Warner Bros. LP
87 NE Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – US Warner Bros. 12″
88 NE Diana Ross – No One Gets The Prize / It’s My House – Motown LP
89 76 Mass Production – Welcome To Our World / Cosmic Lust / Strollin’ – Atlantic 12″
90 65 Heatwave – Therm Warfare / Disco – GTO 12″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#6 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #7 (BNDA debut 5/19/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#10 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#13 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #17 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#18 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #19 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #25 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#26 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#33 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #34 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #36 (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
#37 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 5/26/79) / #39 (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
#42 (BNDA debut 3/24/79) / #43 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #46 (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
#52 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #54 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #56 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#58 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #59 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #60 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#62 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #64 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #65 (BNDA debut 3/10/79)
#67 (BNDA debut 8/25/79) / #69 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #70 (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
#72 (BNDA debut 7/28/79) / #75 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #79 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#80 (BNDA debut 12/1/79) / #81 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #82 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#87 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #88 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #89 (BNDA debut 11/6/76)

Bubbling Under the Disco Top 90 are:
TROIANO: ‘We All Need Love’ (Capitol 12”) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Love Magic’ (CBS 12”) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
PEACHES & HERB: ‘We’ve Got Love’ (Polydor 7”)
SUN: ‘Radiation Level’ (US Capitol 12”)
IDRIS MUHAMMAD: ‘Foxhuntin’’ (US Fantasy 12”)
CLEM CURTIS: ‘Unchained Melody’ (RCA 12”)
COOL NOTES: ‘My Tune’ (Scope 12”)
BOBBY RUSH: ‘I Wanna Do The Do’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
PARLIAMENT: ‘Deep’ / ‘Flashlight’ (Casablanca 12”)
CANDI STATON: ‘Rock’ / ‘Chance’ (Warner Bros. LP)
SADAO WATANABE: ‘Duo Creatics’ (Miracle 12” EP)
REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (Carrere 12”)
SASSY: ‘Keep On Jumpin’/You Make Me Feel’ (Flamingo 7”)
DAVID BENOIT: ‘Life Is Like A Samba’ (AVI 12”)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Turn Off The Lights’ / ‘Do Me’ / ‘Love Go With Me’ / ‘Life Is A Circle’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
FRANCIE SIMONE: ‘Let Your Body Run’ (US BC 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
SLICK: ‘Sexy Cream’ (US Fantasy/WMOT 12”) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
NIGHTFALL: ‘Nighttime Boogie’ (Sidewalk 12”)
AQUARIAN DREAM: ‘Disco Juice’ / ‘Gettum Up And Dance’ / ‘Chance To Dance’ (US Elektra LP)
MAVIS STAPLES: ‘Tonight I Feel Like Dancing’ (US Warner Bros. 12”)
LTD: ‘Dance ‘N Sing ‘N’ / ‘One On One’ (US A&M LP)
BONNIE BOYER: ‘Got To Give In To Love’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
DOUBLE EXPOSURE: ‘Ten Per Cent’ / ‘I Got The Hots For Ya’ (Salsoul 12SSOL 120) (BNDA debut 9/4/76 / 8/4/79)
EVELYN “CHAMPAGNE” KING: ‘Music Box’ (RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
LOU RAWLS: ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
CURTIS MAYFIELD: ‘Tell Me, Tell Me’ / ‘Heartbeat’ (US RSO LP) (BNDA debut 9/15/79)
TASHA THOMAS: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ / ‘Street Fever’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
ERIC GALE: ‘Let Me Slip-It-To-You’ (CBS LP)
SISTER SLEDGE: ‘Lost In Music’ (Atlantic 7”)
PETER TOSH: ‘Buck-In-Hamm Palace’ (Rolling Stones 12”)
PAULINHO DA COSTA: ‘Déjà Vu’ (US Pablo LP)
CHARANGA 76: ‘No Nos Pararan’ (US TR 12”)
ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS: ‘Strategy’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
J.J. BARNES: ‘How Long’ (Casino Classics 12”)
DAVID WILLIAMS: ‘Come On Down Boogie People’ (AVI 12”)
OHIO PLAYERS: ‘Everybody Up’ (Arista 12”)
JUNIOR WALKER: ‘Sax Attack’ / ‘Wishing On A Star’ / ‘Back Street Boogie’ (US Whitfield LP)
RAY MUNNINGS: ‘Funky Nassau’ (Tammi 12”)
BRYAN ADAMS: ‘Let Me Take You Dancing’ (US A&M 12”) (BNDA debut 4/28/79)
ANDY FORRAY: ‘Drac’s Back’ (Acrobat 7”)
RITZ: ‘Locomotion’ (Epic 12”)
TOTO: ‘Georgy Porgy’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)

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