August 18, 1979: Crusaders, FLB, Al Hudson & The Partners, Frantique, Johnny Mathis

Disco News

Fred Dove has suspended WEA’s mailing list and will concentrate on testing product around the clubs – where will the axe fall next? . . . Eddy Grant’s Ice label has signed with Virgin for distribution and not WEA as previously announced, his ‘Walking On Sunshine’ 12in being rush released and The Mexicano’s ‘Move Up Starsky’ blue vinyl 12in remix due soon . . . Chris Brown, currently sunning on the Riviera until the 24th, has mixed a four-track segued 12in jazz-funk EP for A&M, while similarly Steve Walsh has done one for Arista (the latter using old Breakwater and Mandrill material) . . . Kleeer and Herbie Mann each have a three-track 12in due next week, Miroslav Vitous ‘New York City’ finally being out next week, as is Alma Faye ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ . . . Gap Band ‘Baby Baba Boogie’ 12in has been postponed . . . Crusaders remix and David Bendeth import 12in are proving hard to find for many . . . Archie Bell ‘Strategy’, though less of a singalong, is being tipped by some as the next McFadden & Whitehead-type anthem, while the “wha-ohh-wah-ahh” chant from Isley Brothers ‘Shout’ oldie is already huge for Chris Hill and could just chart RCA’s imminent 12in version . . . Stan Barrett hosted a lavish party this last Sunday at his Canvey Island Goldmine to celebrate the notorious disco’s 7th birthday, attended by London’s “funk mafia” plus other select Thames Estuary jocks (and their ladies), Chris Hill then building the fancy-dressed punters up to the most amazing silly session party finale I’ve ever witnessed! Englishmen now abed will think themselves accursed they were not there, especially as Timmy Gover dolled up in white suit and complete rubber John Travolta head mask to fool the gawpers outside . . . August Bank Holiday starts on Sunday 26th at Brighton Papillon with Mick & Paul Clark’s funky beach party prior to the following day’s Great Brighton Beach Party with Chris Hill and the old Purley dodderers joining the same crew at the Top Rank: meanwhile, other Monday all-dayers include new boys Al “Purple Heart” Matthews, Steve Walsh and more at Purley Tiffanys; Colin Curtis, Mark Joenz, John Grant, Phil Kelly & Eric Hearn at Liverpool’s Romeo & Juliets; Robbie Stewart, Dave Middleton, Tony Charles & more at Bletchley Peaches; and indeed just about every pub with a back room seems to be getting in on the act . . . EMI disco plugger Pete Dyos is quitting on September 3rd to open a Brentwood-based studio, agency and freelance promotion service (0277-225110), applicants for his EMI job being invited to contact Jeff Atherton at Manchester Square . . . Phil Mitchell, compiling an all-time “Humberside Soul Poll” for local radio, wants the area’s funk fans to send in their fave soul Top Tens to him, c/o Paul Hunsley, Electric Wireless Show, Radio Humberside, 9 Chapel Street, Hull . . . Bob Jones soon starts a jazz-funk Tuesday at Southend’s Zero 6, where live jazz-fusion groups will also appear – and any groups interested in a gig should contact Colin at Record Man of Rayleigh (Rayleigh 779722) . . . Havering DJ Association have another Disco 79 dance at Barking’s Volunteer next Friday (24), the £1.50 tickets from HDJA Secretary (who potential DJ members should contact too), Brian Mead, at 18 Cowley Road, Romford . . . BBC local radio cutbacks, mainly achieved by an evening relay of Radio 2, must put many soul shows in danger – already Medway’s Tony “Shades” Valence has had his orders . . . TCOJ’s animated lead singer breaks bricks with his voice – beware! . . . EMI LRD are reportedly flirting with a major US soul label from a certain city of brotherly love . . . Groove Records in Soho’s Greek Street now stock a well up-front selection of hot import cassettes, worth checking . . . Nicki Peck (Chatham Scamps) writes a really rather good “Disco Pecking” section every Friday in the Medway area’s Evening Post . . . “Elvis – The Movie” is surprisingly excellent but because of its authenticity and quality is also frustrating to watch when you realise that another hour of it got edited out between US TV screening and UK cinema – what do we miss?! . . . James “Fish” Heron, who used to send charts regularly, is now Clyde Coast DJ Assn secretary as his predecessor resigned the post due to apathy . . . Martin Starr & Dennis Richards of Bristol’s Just 4U funk club have issued a challenge to meet Camberley Frenchies at any midway venue from September onwards – to do what, one wonders?


UK Newies

Next week there’ll be more New York report, but right now let’s get rid of some reviews . . . and there are so many goodies about!

CRUSADERS: ‘Street Life’ (MCA MCAT 513) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
Terrific 12in remix, minus slow start and speeded up 3bpm so it’s now an ever-accelerating 108-116bpm. Try mixing into Joe Sample’s old ‘There Are Many Stops Along The Way’!

FLB: ‘Lookin’ For Love Tonight’ (Fantasy 12FTC 179) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
GQ-style superb solid 123bpm 12in chugger, out here (as was Slick) ahead of the USA.

AL HUDSON & THE PARTNERS: ‘You Can Do It’ (MCA MCAT 511) (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
Powerfully strutting 116bpm 12in chugger with usefully abrupt chop intro. 

FRANTIQUE: ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 13-7728)
Dynamite thudding 121bpm 12in “rock” stamper, already rightly huge.

JOHNNY MATHIS: ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ (CBS 12-7730)
Infectiously melodic 122bpm romper on red vinyl 12in with 3-track oldies flip.

STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘Put Your Body In It’ / ‘What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ (20th Century TCD 2415) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
Great remixed 118-119 bpm beefy bass bumper (mix on into Harvey Mason!), flipped on 12in by the lovely 102/51bpm swaying title track of her LP (T 583), which also contains the superb 19bpm ‘Feel The Fire’ smoocher (huge on NY radio) and fast 131bpm ‘Don’t Stop Dancin’’.

PAULINHO DA COSTA: ‘Deja Vu’ (from LP ‘Happy People’, Pablo Today 2312102)
EWF-backed squeakily wailing steady 114 1/2bpm ticker, exploding for funk jocks, as is ‘Love Till The End Of Time’, a brassy 57-115-116bpm instrumental with Paulinho’s Latin percussion – featured also on the ‘Take It On Up’ 118bpm jittery jumper – while ‘Seeing Is Believing’ is an intensifying 58/109bpm jogging swayer.

JACKIE MOORE: ‘This Time Baby’ (CBS 13-7722) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Powerfully stamping and rattling 125bpm 12in with plenty of rhythm between bursts of soul vocal, big in NY.

BENELUX & NANCY DEE: ‘Switch’ (Scope SC 4T)
Surprisingly strong infectious Euro chix-crooned “rock” roller on 121bpm 12in with flute-led instrumental flip for jazz-funk fans.

CHIC: ‘My Feet Keep Dancing’ (from LP ‘Risque’, Atlantic K 50634) (BNDA debut 9/1/79)
‘Good Times’ is the US 12in speed of 113bpm, while this 112bpm variation on their standard sound erupts into a Fred Astaire tap-dancing break! ‘My Forbidden Lover’ at 108bpm is yet more like before.

BILLY CONNOLLY: ‘In The Brownies’ (Polydor 2059160)
Amazingly accurate 128bpm send-up of the Village People combines ‘YMCA’ and ‘In The Navy’ with new words!

ROXY MUSIC: ‘Angel Eyes’ (Polydor POSPX 67)
Stamping 134bpm 12in pounder, which together with the Flying Lizards ‘Money’ is my mobile buster of the moment!

PEACHES & HERB: ‘We’ve Got Love’ / ‘Four’s A Traffic Jam’ (Polydor POSP 65)
Emphatically clopping jaunty 112bpm 7in lurcher with the lovely Stylistics-ish 38bpm smoocher as flip.

SISTER SLEDGE: ‘Lost In Music’ (Atlantic K 11837)
117bpm 7in variation on their sound spreads it thin this time.

BONEY M.: ‘Gotta Go Home’ (Atlantic K 11351)
132bpm 7in Wally fodder.

GENE CHANDLER: ‘When You’re Number 1’ (20th Century/Chi-Sound TCD 2411) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
“Rock” tempo (aren’t they all, these days?!) 120bpm lemon vinyl 12in with busily jittering undertow and a “get up” variation.

CENTRAL LINE: ‘Wot We Got (It’s Hot)’ (Mercury 9198398)
Electronic effects intro-outro a percussion and bass-driven 132-133-132-133bpm 12in skipper, kinda like a less infectious Hi-Tension.

CLEM CURTIS: ‘Unchained Melody / Need Your Love’ (RCA PC 5175)
George Benson’s tune, sandwiched into a good “rock” tempo 116bpm 12in melody that trucks along nicely in totally different style.

BONNIE BOYER: ‘Got To Give In To Love’ (CBS 13-7779) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
Usefully rattling 124bpm 12in “rock” jiggler with rhythm gaps between soaring soul vocals.

CANDI STATON: ‘Rock’ (from LP ‘Chance’, Warner Bros. K 56641)
Useful thudding 113bpm “rock” jolter with catchy chix joins the similar full 116bpm ‘When You Wake Up Tomorrow’, smoother 120bpm title track and less distinctive 119bpm ‘I Ain’t Got Nowhere To Go’.

DOMENIC TROIANO: ‘We All Need Love’ (Capitol 12CL 16090) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Rock guitarist goes “rock” for a great jittery blue-eyed 116bpm 12in strutter.

CON FUNK SHUN: ‘Chase Me’ (Mercury 9193319)
Great whamping stamping 124bpm 12in strutter with raucous title chanting.

BOMBERS: ‘Let’s Dance’ (Flamingo 12-FM 4)
Thumping 124bpm 12in driver with zingy chix and good rhythm break at end.

REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (Carrere CAR 121T)
French-sung 117bpm 12in version of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ is a useful alternative.

BLOOD SISTERS: ‘Ring My Bell’ (Sound City SCD 002)
Reggae version stays true to original on slightly faster 136/68bpm 12in and makes a nice chop mix out of Anita.

JOLLY BROTHERS: ‘Conscious Man’ (Ballistic 12UP 36415)
Catchy 69/138bpm reggae smash from last year, hitting pop now.

SHEILA HYLTON: ‘Breakfast In Bed’ (Ballistic 12BP 304)
Syndrum-spiced 70/141bpm 12in reggae revival of Lorna Bennett’s winsome skank oldie.

RONNIE FOSTER: ‘Argentina’ (from LP ‘Delight’, CBS 83776)
Superstar-supported jazz-funk set, this attractive bass-bumped 120bpm piano instrumental and the frantic 143bpm ‘Feet’ flier being hottest.

A TASTE OF HONEY: ‘Do It Good’ (from LP ‘Another Taste’, Capitol/Tower EST 11951) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Longer version of the insistently chugging 105bpm “sleaze” roller, other recently warm cuts being the pretty 88bpm ‘I Love You’ swayer, 32/64bpm ‘Your Love’ smoocher, and smooth 130bpm ‘Dance’ churner.

TASHA THOMAS: ‘Street Fever’ (from LP ‘Midnight Rendezvous’, Atlantic K 50572) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
Happily rolling 118bpm chugger with fruity brass, while the zingy 133bpm title-track galloper has French bits with background Eastern promise and ‘Hot Buttered Boogie’ is a plodding 107bpm funk jitterer – all three (plus ‘Shoot Me’ of course) being spread across various US 12in versions.

BONNIE POINTER: ‘Heaven Must Have Sent You’ (Motown 12TMG 1145) (BNDA debut 5/5/79)
Romping zingy 129bpm 12in remix with strange pizzicato strings break and “Ella sings Louis” impression near end.

SAVOY: ‘Sunny Side Of The Street’ (EMI 12EMI 2951)
Appalling ultra-zingy girlie group “disco” treatment on 132bpm 12in, with better electronic instrumental “dub” flip that’s quite interesting.

PATRICK JUVET: ‘Lady Night’ (Casablanca CANL 159) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
Cantering 124bpm 12in has Village People structure sweetening into Bee Gees-type vocal (as usual).

NUGGETS: ‘New York (Harlem Session)’ (Mercury 9198277) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
Thumping 124bpm 12in thudder with Village People-like vocal and Dr Buzzard-type break.

CURTIS MAYFIELD: ‘Tell Me, Tell Me (How Ya Like To Be Loved)’ (from LP ‘Heartbeat’, RSO RSS 004) (BNDA debut 9/15/79)
Gradually unfurling squeaky lightweight 120bpm “rock” swayer gets pantingly orgasmic, while the UK single will be the gorgeous 29/59bpm ‘Between You Baby And Me’ duet with Linda Clifford.

SUN: ‘Radiation Level’ (from LP ‘Destination: Sun’, Capitol/Tower EST 11941)
Great “white noise”-introed heavy 120bpm bass synthesizer funk bumper (also on 7in – CL 16092), together with the lighter 117bpm ‘Pure Fire’ and attractive 101bpm ‘Light Of The Universe’.

BOOTSY’S RUBBER BAND: ‘Under The Influence Of A Groove’ (from LP ‘This Boot Is Made For Fonk’n’, Warner Bros. K 58615)
Rhythm-filled 99bpm funk jiggler builds up an infectious groove, while ‘Jam Fan (Hot)’ is a heavy slow 84bpm.

PARLIAMENT: ‘Deep’ / ‘Flashlight’ (Casablanca CANL 154)
Meandering P-funk chugger on 120bpm blue vinyl 12in with a freakier and once popular (around Manchester) 106bpm flip.

RICK JAMES: ‘Bustin’ Out’ (Motown 12TMG 1147)
Boring heavy 108bpm P-funk burbler with instrumental 12in flip.

HEATWAVE: ‘Therm Warfare’ (GTO GT 12-253)
Eye-cued 12in intro builds in their usual style to a slow 100bpm jiggling ‘Ain’t No Half Steppin’’ retread.

SADAO WATANABE: ‘Duo-Creatics’ (from LP ‘California Shower’, Miracle MLP 3005)
Meandering disjointed thudding 64/108-109bpm jazz instrumental, also on shorter ‘Nippon To The Dance Floor’ 12in EP (M10-12) with the similar but more attractive 116bpm chix-sung ‘Charlotte’ by The Eastern Gang.

B.B. KING: ‘Better Not Look Down’ (MCA 515)
Crusaders-produced 103bpm 7in blues jogger with lovely lyrics about our gracious Queen.

RAYDIO: ‘Rock On’ (Arista ARIST 12285)
Bass-snapping 120bpm 12in “rock” bumper always mixed nicely near end into Jacksons ‘Shake Your Body’ . . . months ago.

OHIO PLAYERS: ‘Everybody Up’ (Arista ARIST 12268)
Jauntily jumping 123-127bpm 12in chanter with “live” applause effects didn’t quite make it on LP.

LTD: ‘Dance ‘N Sing ‘N’ (A&M AMSL 7458)
Repetitive bass-bumped 123bpm 12in jitterer doesn’t really go anywhere.

SASSY: ‘Keep On Jumping/You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)’ (Flamingo FM 3)
Ridiculously fast 138bpm 7in medley.


Imports

CAMEO: ‘Find My Way’ (from LP ‘Secret Omen’, US Chocolate City CCLP 2008) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
Fabulous flying fast zestful 134bpm remake of their ‘Thank God It’s Friday’-featured oldie races through some rattling mix points, while every other track (apart from the 37bpm ‘Sparkle’ smoocher) explores the “rock” tempo – ‘New York’ (119bpm), ‘Energy’ (121bpm), ‘I Just Want To Be’ (120bpm), ‘Macho’ (120bpm) – except, surprisingly, ‘The Rock’ at 89bpm seems odd one out!

ERASMUS HALL: ‘Beat Your Feet’ (US Westbound DK 4728)
Exciting 132-134bpm 12in leaper with “beat cha feet – ah hah” chanting, acid guitar, wheezling synthesizer, clapping backbeat and a lively lick that goes well with Idris Muhammad (and into Cameo). Oddly, the original ‘Do The Rock’ A-side is the same track with different words, but is now less popular.

EUMIR DEODATO: ‘Shazam’ (from LP ‘Knights Of Fantasy’, US Warner Bros. BSK 3321) (BNDA debut 12/1/79)
Pounding 130bpm jazz-funk instrumental throbber is kinda energetic so the tuneful jazzy 112/58bpm title-track swayer could have wider appeal, along with the plodding but shifting 116-118bpm ‘Space Dust/Sherlock’, while the muddled medley ‘Bachmania: Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring/Love Is Blue/Whistle Bump’ is pleasant if not ideal for dancing!

RONN MATLOCK: ‘Let Me Dance’ (from LP ‘Love City’, US Cotillion SD 5213)
Chunky bass synthesizer-bumped 122bpm “rock” jitterer with rattling breaks, while the 101bpm title track is an Isaac Hayes-ish jiggler and ‘Back Street’ a gruffly souled 134bpm fast burbler.

STANLEY TURRENTINE: ‘Betcha’ (from LP ‘Betcha’, US Elektra 6E-217)
Jagged intro winds into a happily skipping 126bpm jazz sax instrumental, but the creamy lush 114bpm reading of Cher’s recent ‘Take Me Home’ could be the killer cut eventually.


UK Disco Top 90 – August 18, 1979

01 01 Chic – Good Times – Atlantic 12″
02 04 Slick – Space Bass – Fantasy 12″
03 02 Donna Summer – Bad Girls – Casablanca 12″
04 05 Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love – Motown 12″
05 15 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
06 08 Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life – Island 12″
07 03 Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love – Pye 12″
08 07 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive – Gem 12″
09 06 Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland – CBS 12″
10 17 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″/LP
11 14 Diana Ross – The Boss – Motown 12″
12 09 Janet Kay – Silly Games – Scope 12″
13 12 Deniece Williams – I’ve Got The Next Dance – CBS 12″
14 11 Anita Ward – Ring My Bell – TK 12″
15 16 Billy Paul – Bring The Family Back – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
16 13 McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
17 21 Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance – Infinity 12″
18 23 Real Thing – Boogie Down (Get Funky Now) – Pye 12″
19 37 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
20 27 Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Is Gone – CBS 7″/LP
21 10 Sister Sledge – We Are Family – Atlantic 12″
22 18 Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You – Arista 12″
23 25 Olympic Runners – The Bitch – Polydor 12″
24 20 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star / Let Your Feelings Show / In The Stone / Rock That / I Can’t Let Go – CBS LP
25 30 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Canadian IGM 12″
26 22 Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline – Ensign 12″
27 31 Al Wilson – Earthquake – RCA 12″
28 19 Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio – 20th Century 12″
29 26 Carrie Lucas – Dance With You – Solar 12″
30 29 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
31 24 Amii Stewart – Light My Fire – Atlantic 12″
32 28 Me And You – You Never Know What You’ve Got – Laser 12″
33 39 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – US Warner Bros. 12″
34 40 Philly Cream – Motown Review – Fantasy 12″
35 41 Skyy – First Time Around / This Groove Is Bad – Salsoul 12″
36 36 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo / Thousand Finger Man / Rock & Shuffle – Salsoul LP/US 12″
37 32 Five Special – Why Leave Us Alone – Elektra 12″
38 50 Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls – Rak 7″
39 34 Jones Girls – You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
40 64 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It / Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ / Feel The Fire / Don’t Stop Dancin’ – 20th Century 12″/LP
41 60 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
42 57 Central Line – Wot We Got – Mercury 12″
43 46 Bonnie Pointer – Heaven Must Have Sent You – Motown 12″ remix
44 48 Johnny Mathis – Gone, Gone, Gone – CBS 12″
45 NE Sister Sledge – Lost In Music – Atlantic 7″
46 42 Sylvester – Stars / Body Strong – Fantasy 12″/US 12″ remix
47 35 Light Of The World – Midnight Groovin’ – Ensign 12″/LP
48 54 James Brown – It’s Too Funky In Here – Polydor 12″
49 55 Smokey Robinson – Get Ready – US Motown LP
50 33 Peter Brown – Crank It Up – TK 12″
51 51 V/A – Turn On The Tap (all cuts) – Tappan Zee 12″ EP
52 47 George Benson – Unchained Melody – Warner Bros. 12″
53 43 Direct Current – Everybody Here Must Party – Sidewalk 12″
54 59 Donna Summer – Hot Stuff / One Love / Sunset People – Casablanca LP
55 67 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night / Life In The City / Winner Takes All / Let’s Fall In Love / I Wanna Be With You / Liquid Love – Epic 7″/LP
56 83 Sparks – Beat The Clock – Virgin 12″
57 53 Atlantic Starr – (Let’s) Rock ‘N Roll – A&M 12″
58 45 Jackie McLean – Dr. Jackyll And Mr. Funk – RCA 12″
59 66 Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man – Ballistic 12″
60 NE Ian Dury – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 – Stiff 12″
61 NE Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Seeing Is Believing / Love Till The End Of Time / Take It On Up – Pablo Today LP
62 68 Bombers – Let’s Dance – Flamingo 12″
63 85 Savoy – Sunny Side Of The Street – EMI 12″
64 56 L.A.X. – Dancin’ At The Disco – Pye 12″
65 77 Terry Callier – Sign Of The Times – Elektra LP/US 12″
66 74 Hot Chocolate – Going Through The Motions – Rak 12″
67 81 Cameo – Secret Omen (all cuts) – US Chocolate City 12″/LP
68 61 Kleeer – It’s Magic / I Love To Dance / Tonight’s The Night – Atlantic LP
69 71 Uncle Louie – Full Tilt Boogie – US TK 12″
70 80 Deodato – Shazam / Space Dust / Knights Of Fantasy / Whistle Bump / Sherlock / Love Is Blue – US Warner Bros. LP
71 44 Taka Boom – Night Dancin’ – Ariola 12″
72 NE Domenic Troiano – We All Need Love – Capitol 12″
73 NE Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy – US Philadelphia Int’l 12″
74 52 Antonia Rodriguez – La Bamba – Magnet 12″
75 76 Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady (Dance With Me) / Changes – US Jam Sessions 12″
76 65 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
77 69 Poussez – Come On And Do It / Boogie With Me / Never Gonna Say Goodbye – Vanguard 12″/LP/US 12″
78 79 Switch – Best Beat In Town – Motown 12″
79 NE Peaches & Herb – We’ve Got Love / Four’s A Traffic Jam – Polydor 7″
80 NE ABBA – Voulez Vous / Angeleyes – Epic 7″
81 73 Tom Browne – What’s Going On / Throw Down / The Closer I Get To You / Herbal Scent – US Arista/GRP LP
82 NE Roxy Music – Angel Eyes – Polydor 12″
83 NE Gene Chandler – When You’re No. 1 – 20th Century 12″
84 88 Diana Ross – No One Gets The Prize / It’s My House / Once In The Morning – Motown LP
85 70 Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss / Lady Night / The Gay Paris – Casablanca 12″/LP
86 72 Herb Alpert – Rise – US A&M 12″
87 NE Gibson Brothers – Better Do It Salsa – Island LP
88 75 Nuggets – New York – Mercury 12″
89 NE Idris Muhammad – Foxhuntin’ / Boogie Boots / Work Your Body – US Fantasy 12″/LP
90 89 Mass Production – Welcome To Our World / Cosmic Lust / Strollin’ – Atlantic 12″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#7 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 5/19/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#10 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #13 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#14 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #16 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #19 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#21 (BNDA debut 2/10/79) / #22 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #23 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#28 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #30 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#33 (BNDA debut 7/14/79) / #36 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #37 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#39 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #40 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #41 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#43 (BNDA debut 5/5/79) / #46 (BNDA debut 3/24/79) / #48 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#50 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #53 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #54 (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
#55 (BNDA debut 8/25/79) / #60 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #64 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#67 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #70 (BNDA debut 12/1/79) / #72 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#74 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #76 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #77 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#78 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #83 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #84 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#85 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #86 (BNDA debut 7/28/79) / #88 (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
#90 (BNDA debut 11/6/76)

Bubbling Under the Disco Top 90 are:
FRANCIE SIMONE: ‘Let Your Body Run’ (US BC 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
CHARANGA 76: ‘No Nos Pararan’ (US TR 12”)
DAVID BENOIT: ‘Life Is Like A Samba’ (AVI 12”)
RONN MATLOCK: ‘Let Me Dance’ / ‘Back Street’ / ‘Love City’ (US Cotillion LP)
ROY AYERS: ‘Love Will Bring Us Back Together’ (US Polydor 12”)
EDWIN STARR: ‘It’s Called The Rock’ (20th Century LP)
RONNIE FOSTER: ‘Argentina’ / ‘Feet’ (CBS LP)
CLEM CURTIS: ‘Unchained Melody’ (RCA 12”)
SUN: ‘Radiation Level’ / ‘Light Of The Universe’ / ‘Pure Fire’ (Tower LP)
FREDDIE JAMES: ‘Get Up And Boogie’ (US Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
NIGHTFALL: ‘Nighttime Boogie’ (Sidewalk 12”)
REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (Carrere 12”)
JOHN DAVIS & THE MONSTER ORCHESTRA: ‘Love Magic’ (CBS 12”) (BNDA debut 5/26/79)
FERN KINNEY: ‘Groove Me’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
PARLIAMENT: ‘Deep’ / ‘Flashlight’ (Casablanca 12”)
STANLEY TURRENTINE: ‘Betcha’ / ‘Take Me Home’ (US Elektra LP)
BOBBI HUMPHREY: ‘Say The Word’ / ‘The Good Life’ / ‘Sweet ‘N Low’ / ‘Love When I’m In Your Arms’ (US Epic LP)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Turn Off The Lights’ / ‘Do Me’ / ‘Love Go With Me’ / ‘Life Is A Circle’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
CANDI STATON: ‘Rock’ / ‘Chance’ / ‘Ain’t Got Nowhere To Go’ (Warner Bros. LP)
COMMODORES: ‘Still’ / ‘Getting’ It’ / ‘Sexy Lady’ / ‘Midnight Magic’ / ‘Sail On’ (Motown LP)
SADAO WATANABE: ‘Duo Creatics’ / EASTERN GANG: ‘Charlotte’ (Miracle 12” EP)
DENNIS BROWN: ‘Should I’ (Laser 12”)
ERASMUS HALL: ‘Beat Your Feet’ / ‘Do The Rock’ (US Westbound 12”)
SASSY: ‘Keep On Jumpin’/You Make Me Feel’ (Flamingo 7”)
AWB: ‘When Will You Be Mine’ (RCA 12”)
J.J. BARNES: ‘How Long’ (Casino Classics 12”)
COOL NOTES: ‘My Tune’ (Scope 12”)
RAY MUNNINGS: ‘Funky Nassau’ (Tammi 12”)
BONNIE BOYER: ‘Got To Give In To Love’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
CURTIS MAYFIELD: ‘Tell Me, Tell Me’ / ‘Between You Baby And Me’ (RSO LP) (BNDA debut 9/15/79)
BOBBY RUSH: ‘I Wanna Do The Do’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
SLICK: ‘Sexy Cream’ (US Fantasy/WMOT 12”) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
ROSEBUD: ‘Have A Cigar’ (Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
LTD: ‘Dance ‘N Sing ‘N’ (A&M 12”)
MILLIE JACKSON: ‘Kiss You All Over’ (Spring 12”)
A TASTE OF HONEY: ‘Do It Good’ (Tower LP) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
BARRY WHITE: ‘September When I First Met You’ (20th Century 12”)
TOTO: ‘Georgy Porgy’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
TASHA THOMAS: ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ / ‘Street Fever’ / ‘Hot Buttered Boogie’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
LOVE DE-LUXE: ‘Here Comes That Sound Again’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
DYNASTY: ‘I Don’t Want To Be A Freak’ (US Solar LP) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
PLEASURE: ‘The Real Thing’ / ‘Glide’ / ‘Universal’ / ‘Nothing To It’ (US Fantasy LP) (BNDA debut 12/8/79)
JUNIOR WALKER: ‘Wishing On A Star’ (US Whitfield LP)
AQUARIAN DREAM: ‘Disco Juice’ / ‘Gettum Up And Dance’ / ‘Chance To Dance’ (US Elektra LP)
FRANK HOOKER & POSITIVE PEOPLE: ‘Rock Me’ (US Panorama 12”)
MIKE THEODORE ORCHESTRA: ‘High On Mad Mountain’ (US Westbound 12”)
TOWER OF POWER: ‘Rock Baby’ / ‘In Due Time’ / ‘Nowhere To Run’ (US Columbia LP)
DEBBIE JACOBS: ‘Undercover Lover’ / ‘Don’t You Want My Love’ / ‘Hot Hot’ (US MCA LP) (BNDA debut 6/2/79 & 1/5/80)
BLACK IVORY: ‘Hustlin’’ / ‘Mainline’ / ‘Big Apple Rock’ (US Buddah LP) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
POCKETS: ‘Catch Me’ (US ARC 12”) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)

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