September 8, 1979: Michael Jackson, Archie Bell & The Drells, Bill Summers, Disco Dick, Rose Royce

Disco News

BADEM’S Discotek 79 exhibition at London’s Bloomsbury Centre Hotel near Russell Square opens for trade visitors this coming Tuesday (11) from 1 to 8pm and Wednesday (12) from 10am to 5pm, at which time it’s then open to general visitors until 8pm, and likewise on Thursday (13) from 10am to 6pm . . . Record Mirror’s stand at the show will be out to shock you – be warned! . . . Showstopper Promotions’ round trip to the Billboard Disco Forum in Los Angeles is set for Sunday, February 10th-17th inclusive, at a cost (liable to currency fluctuation) of £350 to include air fare, top class accommodation and airport transfers, with a deposit of £100 being required now: if you have not yet done so, call 01-886 8141 for an application form . . . WEA’s Fred Dove has been able to create a new “super elite” list of sixty jocks to service while the main list’s suspended (or wasn’t I meant to tell you that?!) . . . Van McCoy ‘The Hustle’ remix 12in is due this week – much to the relief of “Ras Clot” Chapman? . . . Kleeer’s current 12in EP turns out of course to be in “kleeer” vinyl again, but what a pity it lacks ‘I Love To Dance’ . . . Jr Walker ‘Wishing On A Star’ (US Whitfield LP) surely deserves UK singles release? . . . Rus Phillips (01-590 2946) is talking another set of telephone numbers again – offering £35 in desperation for an old Fat Larry’s Band ‘Centre City’ 12in promo . . . Flying Lizards ‘Money’ was a three-times-nightly request at my mobile gigs back in July but still awaits any real attention from chart-contributing DJ’s (who seem keener on Cliff!) . . . Roy Gould (Streatham) infos that Spyro Gyra is a weed, commonly found in ponds!


UK Newies

MICHAEL JACKSON: ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ (from LP ‘Off The Wall’, Epic EPC 83468) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Muttered 30/59bpm intro to a jolting moody 118/59bpm bumper that’s 6:02 on LP or 3:55 on 7in (EPC 7763) and already exploding. The Quincy Jones-produced set is sizzling hot all through, too, with the jittery 129bpm ‘Working Day And Night’ and bass-snapped rolling 123bpm ‘Get On The Floor’ “rockers”, Paul McCartney-penned 103bpm ‘Girlfriend’ jogger and Stevie Wonder-penned 50bpm ‘I Can’t Help It’ meanderer, while Rod Temperton penned the attractive 114bpm ‘Rock With You’ swayer, gentle 119bpm title-track loper and Heatwave-like 117½bpm ‘Burn This Disco Out’ lurcher. Wow!

ARCHIE BELL & THE DRELLS: ‘Strategy’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 7842)
Dynamite powerfully hypnotic, almost sinister, slinky 98bpm “sleaze” jogger – huge on US 12in but only a 3:28 7in here.

BILL SUMMERS: ‘Dancing Lady’ / ‘Feel The Heat’ (Prestige PRC 103)
Terrific 12in, reviewed on import last week, is an exciting 134-132bpm leaper, while here the possibly stronger 133pm flip now segues rather unnecessarily into the slow-starting thoroughly ethnic Latin ‘El Barrio’ bonus instrumental. 

DISCO DICK: ‘Disco Dick’ (EMI 2973)
Fabulous 135bpm 7in disco rewrite of Stan Freberg’s classic send-up of the fifties ‘Dragnet’ TV cop show – highly commended to humour lovers!

ROSE ROYCE: ‘Lock It Down’ (from LP ‘Rainbow Connection’, Whitfield K 56714)
Bass-pushed brassy 114bpm bounder could be this slightly dated set’s strongest dancer for today’s steps, though the old-style Temptations-type 107-110bpm reworking of Stargard’s ‘What You Waitin’ For’ should cause a stir. ‘Is It Love You’re After’ has a moody synthesizer, brass and syndrums 117bpm intro to a then totally different breezy 122bpm romper. ‘Pazazz’ is a 109bpm synthesizer funker. ‘Bad Mother Funker’ is a strange disjointed heavy 96/48bpm funker with conversational chick inserts, the 7in ‘I Wonder Where You Are Tonight’ (K 17463) is a 33-65bpm smoocher, its ‘You Can’t Run From Yourself’ flip is a dated 112bpm jiggler, and ‘Shine Your Light’ is tortuously dead slow.

LOU RAWLS: ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ (from LP ‘Let Me Be Good To You’, Philadelphia Int’l PIR 83658)
Superb 118bpm seductive swayer goes into a great sexy rap, followed by the equally mellow 34bpm ‘Lover’s Holiday’, while ‘Time Will Take Care Of Everything’ is a typically sophisticated romper (also on 7in, PIR 7500) and ‘What’s The Matter With The World’ a similarly lush 120bpm loper.

VIOLA WILLS: ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now’ (Ariola Hansa AHA 546) (BNDA debut 3/15/80)
Prettily hustling 122bpm 7in MoR treatment of Patience & Prudence’s oldie.

ALMA FAYE: ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ (Flamingo 12FM 5)
Donna Summer-ish 130-131bpm 12in thumper goes through various changes but never did as much on import as expected. Usefully skippable intro for chop mixes.

ESTHER PHILLIPS: ‘Our Day Will Come’ (Mercury 6167822)
Galloping 132-133bpm revival of Ruby & The Romantics’ melodic bossa-nova oldie, possibly on commercial 12in (certainly on promo).

GRACE JONES: ‘On Your Knees’ (Island 12XWIP 6511) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Smoothly churning fast-seeming 124-125bpm clopper wailed in her usual abrasively piercing style.

BONNIE OLIVER: ‘Come Inside My Love’ (Island 12XWIP 6512) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
Slick 128bpm 12in backbeat churner with coolly wailing lady over the beat, synthesizer sizzling and instrumental flip.

DANCE PEOPLE: ‘Fly Away’ (Satril SAT 147T)
British studio engineers-created group again get an authentic US “disco” sound on this cleverly crafted jaunty 132bpm 12in romper.

THEO VANESS: ‘Sentimentally It’s You’ (Epic EPC 13-7792) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
Synthetically speeding 134bpm 12in phonetic Euro flier, should be a perfect mix out of Dance People – really!

BRENDA MITCHELL: ‘Body Party (Disco)’ (Creole CR 12-173)
Sythetically skittering 130-134bpm 12in Euro flier in dated Donna style.

BARBRA STREISAND: ‘The Main Event / Fight’ (from LP ‘The Main Event’, CBS 70171) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
Dead slow-starting frantic 137bpm disco flier from her flick, huge in US, in full 11:35 version or on edited 7in (CBS 7714).

DEBBIE JACOBS: ‘Undercover Lover’ (MCA MCAT 520) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
Frighteningly frantic ultra-zingy 142-137-141-137bpm US “disco” smash (good for Amii Stewart fans?) on 1500 copy 12in sampler edition with Emperor Rosko introducing segued LP snippets on flip. Who said “appalling”?!

REGULARS: ‘That Little Girl / Groppi’s Dub’ (CBS 13-7712)
Excellent perkily attractive but aggressive 138/69bpm 12in reggae chanter with exciting instrumentation and dub continuation.

INNER CIRCLE: ‘We “A” Rockers’ (Island WIP 6498)
Catchy 71bpm 7in reggae jiggler from the great soundtrack of a simplistic JA movie.

15, 16, 17: ‘Someone Special’ (DEB Music 12DBR 101)
Simply sweet 38/76bpm 12in reggae slowie, very pretty.

BROWN SUGAR: ‘Our Reggae Music’ (Decca F 13857)
Similarly juvenile-sung 89bpm reggae swayer on 7in, though originally a Studio 16 12in (WE 0017).

DEREK HARRIOT: ‘Born To Love You’ (Laser LAS 15)
Cool soulful 91bpm 7in reggae swayer with syndrums, sax-played flip.

NATURAL MYSTICS: ‘Runaway Love’ / ‘In The Mood’ (Laser LAS 14T)
Pleasantly harmonised 66bpm reggae 12n with dub finale and equally nice 68bpm two-part flip.

JANET KAY: ‘Loving You’ (Pye 12P 131)
Minnie Riperton’s twitterer given a breezy 61bpm reggae reading on Pye’s new format “double topper” 12in, with A and B sides the same – in case you wear one out, they say (though more likely to save matrix costs!).

JEFF WAYNE: ‘The Eve Of The War’ (CBS 12-7731) (BNDA debut 2/16/80)
12in remix of the majestic ‘War Of The Worlds’ theme oddly seems less effective now that it has an emphasized boringly basic booming 127bpm beat.

GONZALEZ: ‘Ain’t No Way To Treat A Lady’ (Sidewalk 12SID 111)
Jiggling 115bpm singalong duet, flipped on UK 12in by the funkily brassy 122bpm ‘Shakedown’ strutter, or on US 12in (US Capitol Disco 8521) by ‘People’s Party’, an initially dull 117bpm funk skitterer that becomes a Dr Buzzard-ish stamper.


Imports

TWENNYNINE FEATURING LENNY WHITE: ‘Citi Dancin” (from LP ‘Best Of Friends’, US Elektra 6E-223)
Exciting 128-129bpm leaper with jagged spiky backing in EWF style leads into an 131bpm bass ‘n percussion last part, and indeed chops nicely into ‘Boogie Wonderland’. Other goodies are the attractive tinkling 52/104-53/106bpm ‘Betta’ doodler, tranquil 36/71bpm ‘Morning Sunrise’ smoocher, Stevie Wonder-ish 135bpm ‘Oh Sylvie’ skipper and 120bpm ‘Peanut Butter’ P-funk bass synthesizer bumper.

LONNIE LISTON SMITH: ‘A Song For The Children’ LP (US Columbia JC 36141)
Title track’s rattling 126bpm intro with “funky rhythm” chix leads into a smoother Lonnie vocal and bouncy 124bpm Latin instrumental section that flows back into the rattling 126bpm chix for a useful abrupt acappella “funky” finish. The 126-128bpm gently jogging keyboard burbler [that’s all; the review stops in mid-sentence!]

STANLEY CLARKE: ‘Just A Feeling’ (US Nemperor 4Z8-7522)
An answered prayer, this John Luongo-mixed 8:04 12in of the jittery 112bpm jazz-funk strutter is now a “mafia” biggie.

TERRY CALLIER: ‘Sign Of The Times’ (US Elektra AS-11416)
Hot on LP but only a 7in here, the Stevie Wonder-ish smooth ‘n gruffly sung bass synthesizer and plopping bongo-pushed 116-117-118bpm chugger exploded anew in recent weeks due to this vastly superior 8:25 12in remix.

JIMMY “BO” HORNE: ‘They Long To Be Close To You’ (US Sunshine Sound S-4215)
Flip to the typically KC 109bpm ‘You Get Me Hot’ plodder, this beautiful tender 37bpm 12in souling of the Carpenters’ smoocher is a killer!

SILK: ‘Get On Up’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 4Z8 3690)
Good jaunty clapping 120bpm 12in chugger with “whoop whoop” party start and Latin-flavoured enunciation.

THE FORCE: ‘The Dirty Dog’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 4Z8 3714)
Canine yowling and yapping over a long bass-bounced intro becomes an almost Village People-like 126bpm 12in “rock” strutter.

VENUS DODSON: ‘Shining’ (from LP ‘Night Rider’, US RFC 3348) (‘Night Rider’ BNDA debut 6/23/79)
Funkily jogging 129bpm canterer with jazzy backing and good percussion passages, while the Patrick Adams-produced sparsely instrumentated 132-134-135bpm ‘It’s My Turn’ and clippety-clopping 124-133bpm title-track US hit are much more typically New York “disco”.

COGNAC: ‘How High’ (US Salsoul SG 305) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
British-made flowing bass-driven 128bpm 12in with subduedly wailing chix, vibes and clapping, has an almost Motown flavour.

LLOYD PARKS: ‘Officially’ (JA Joe Gibbs pre)
Catchy 69bpm reggae 12in, huge in Jamaica for a while.

DR HOOK: ‘When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman’ (US Capitol Disco 8515)
Infectious blue-eyed 114bpm 12in hustler with Van McCoy-type booming jog beat, out here on UK 7in only (CL 16039), could catch Cliff fans!

SKYY: ‘Let’s Turn It Out’ / ‘Let’s Get Up (S-K-Y-Y)’ (US Salsoul SG 308)
Brass Construction-like funkily churning 119bpm chugger and newly lengthened slow-starting lovely 137bpm swinger, now on 12in.

JEFF LORBER FUSION: ‘Toad’s Place’ (from LP ‘Water Sign’, US Arista AB 4234)
Specialist jazz set, this 121bpm soprano sax jogger hitting a jerky synthesizer break and other solos, the title track being a pure jazz 116bpm jolter, ‘Rain Dance’ a 96bpm meanderer and ‘Sparkle’ a pleasant but very complex 128bpm flute ‘n keyboards instrumental with a samba feel.

FRONT PAGE: ‘Love Insurance’ (US Panorama YD-11677) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Frantically flying 12in romper starts at 132bpm before dropping to 129bpm for the girl’s main vocal, rising to 134bpm for exciting rattling rhythm and orchestra, then returning to a 129bpm vocal finish. It’s good ‘n beefy though, despite zing in the strings!


Mix Master

Mini-mix time, brief but perfect if you can synchronize ‘em! Stephanie Mills ‘Put Your Body In It’ (20th Century 12in) varied up to synch bass break into instrumental B-side of Benelux & Nancy Dee ‘Switch’ (Scope 12in), synched halfway for a long running mix into Frantique ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’ (Philadelphia Int’l 12in) – or else, try Con Funk Shun ‘Chase Me’ (Mercury 12in), synched into varied up Gibson Bros ‘Ooh! What A Night’ (Island 12in), varied back to synch break into varied up percussion (a little way in) of Candido ‘Jingo’ (Salsoul 12in). Alternatively (very!), Neil Fincham (Dunbar Goldenstones) says that Cliff Richard mixes superbly with Rod Stewart ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’.


Hot Vinyl

Tony Jenkins (Mayfair Playboy Club / Denham Anthonys) is an import-orientated jock who can be bothered to list labels, so once again we feature Tony’s tips:

RJ’S LATEST ARRIVAL: ‘Does She Do It Like She Dances’ / ‘Gonna Get You’ (US Ariola LP)
‘LECTRIC FUNK: ‘Sweet Sensations’ (US Block Buster 12”)
AFRO-CUBAN BAND: ‘Have A Real Good Time’ (US Arista 12”) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
KATHI BAKER: ‘Fa La La’ (US Deco LP)
JIMMY DOCKETT: ‘Love Dance’ (Star Vision Int’l LP)
CAROLINE CRAWFORD: ‘Havin’ Fun’ (US Mercury LP)
REVANCHE: ‘Revenge’ (US Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
BRENDA RUSSELL: ‘If Only For One Night’ / ‘A Little Bit Of Love’ (US Horizon LP)
DESTINATION: ‘Move On Up’ (US Butterfly LP) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
SIREN: ‘Morning Music’ (US Midsong 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
RISING LOVE: ‘Treasure Chest’ (US Venture 12”)
FREIDA NORWOOD: ‘Your Love (Is Getting Better All The Time)’ (US Tra-San 12”)
FRONT PAGE: ‘Love Insurance’ (US Panorama 12”) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
ELIJAH JOHN GROUP: ‘Keep A Little Love For Yourself’ (US Keylock 12”)


UK Disco Top 90 – September 8, 1979

01 03 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
02 01 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
03 02 Chic – Good Times – Atlantic 12″
04 04 Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life – Island 12″
05 05 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
06 07 Donna Summer – Bad Girls – Casablanca 12″
07 06 Slick – Space Bass – Fantasy 12″
08 08 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive – Gem 12″
09 10 Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance – Infinity 12″
10 09 Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love – Motown 12″
11 11 Diana Ross – The Boss – Motown 12″
12 16 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
13 12 Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Is Gone – CBS 7″
14 13 Olympic Runners – The Bitch – Polydor 12″
15 19 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
16 22 Sister Sledge – Lost In Music – Atlantic 7″
17 17 Johnny Mathis – Gone, Gone, Gone – CBS 12″
18 14 Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland – CBS 12″
19 18 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Sidewalk 12″
20 20 Al Wilson – Earthquake – RCA 12″
21 15 Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love – Pye 12″
22 26 Gene Chandler – When You’re No. 1 – 20th Century 12″
23 23 Real Thing – Boogie Down (Get Funky Now) – Pye 12″
24 24 Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You – Arista 12″
25 28 Ian Dury – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 – Stiff 12″
26 21 Deniece Williams – I’ve Got The Next Dance – CBS 12″
27 36 Roxy Music – Angel Eyes – Polydor 12″
28 27 Me And You – You Never Know What You’ve Got – Laser 12″
29 39 Benelux & Nancy Dee – Switch – Scope 12″
30 30 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – Warner Bros. 12″
31 25 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star / Let Your Feelings Show / In The Stone / Rock That / I Can’t Let Go – CBS LP
32 32 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It – 20th Century 12″
33 33 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Seeing Is Believing / Love Till The End Of Time / Take It On Up – Pablo Today LP
34 35 Philly Cream – Motown Review – Fantasy 12″
35 34 Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls – Rak 7″
36 29 Skyy – First Time Around – Salsoul 12″
37 42 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo – Salsoul 12″
38 31 Janet Kay – Silly Games – Scope 12″
39 52 Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore – EMI 7″
40 38 Billy Paul – Bring The Family Back – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
41 46 Terry Callier – Sign Of The Times – Elektra LP/US 12″
42 41 Anita Ward – Ring My Bell – TK 12″
43 37 Sparks – Beat The Clock – Virgin 12″
44 61 Commodores – Sail On / Midnight Magic / Still / Gettin’ It / Sexy Lady / Wonderland – Motown 7″/LP
45 63 Con Funk Shun – Chase Me – Mercury 12″
46 53 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night / Life In The City – Epic 7″/LP
47 44 Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy – Philadelphia Int’l 7″/US 12″
48 48 Deodato – Shazam / Space Dust / Knights Of Fantasy – US Warner Bros. LP
49 40 McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
50 43 Sister Sledge – We Are Family – Atlantic 12″
51 51 Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man – Ballistic 12″
52 55 Central Line – Wot We Got – Mercury 12″
53 45 Savoy – Sunny Side Of The Street – EMI 12″
54 49 Bobbi Humphrey – Say The Word / Love When I’m In Your Arms / Sweet ‘N Low / The Good Life – US Epic LP
55 78 Slick – Sexy Cream – Fantasy 12″
56 47 Bonnie Pointer – Heaven Must Have Sent You – Motown 12″ remix
57 50 Eddy Grant – Living On The Frontline – Ensign 12″
58 58 Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady (Dance With Me) – US Jam Sessions 12″
59 62 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
60 60 Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio – 20th Century 12″
61 57 Cameo – Secret Omen (all cuts) – US Chocolate City LP
62 56 Bombers – Let’s Dance – Flamingo 12″
63 72 Domenic Troiano – We All Need Love – Capitol 12″
64 80 Idris Muhammad – Foxhuntin’ – Fantasy 12″
65 67 Teddy Pendergrass – Turn Off The Lights – Philadelphia Int’l LP
66 59 Carrie Lucas – Dance With You – Solar 12″
67 54 Peter Brown – Crank It Up – TK 12″
68 64 Boney M. – Gotta Go Home – Atlantic 7″
69 69 ABBA – Voulez Vous / Angeleyes – Epic 7″
70 NE Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine – Ice 12″
71 68 McFadden & Whitehead – Do You Want To Dance – Philadelphia Int’l 7″ promo
72 71 Bonnie Boyer – Got To Give In To Love – CBS 12″
73 82 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – US Solar 12″
74 79 James Brown – It’s Too Funky In Here – Polydor 12″
75 74 Ronnie Foster – Argentina / You’re The One / Let Me Into Your Life – CBS LP
76 NE Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough / Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Burn This Disco Out – Epic LP
77 76 Stanley Turrentine – Take Me Home / Betcha / Love Is The Answer – US Elektra LP
78 70 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – US TK 12″
79 85 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – US Warner Bros. 12″
80 84 B. A. Robertson – Bang Bang – Asylum 7″
81 75 Pockets – Catch Me – US ARC 12″
82 77 Heaven & Earth – I Feel A Groove Under My Feet – US Mercury LP
83 81 Kleeer – It’s Magic / I Love To Dance / Tonight’s The Night – Atlantic 12″/LP
84 RE Atlantic Starr – (Let’s) Rock ‘N Roll – A&M 12″
85 NE Eddie Henderson – Runnin’ To Your Love / This Band Is Hot / Sunchaser / Please Your Mind – US Capitol LP
86 66 Hot Chocolate – Going Through The Motions – Rak 12″
87 NE Stanley Clarke – Just A Feeling – Epic LP/US 12″
88 87 Gibson Brothers – Better Do It Salsa / Que Sera Mi Vida / West Indies – Island LP
89 89 Clem Curtis – Unchained Melody – RCA 12″
90 NE Lee Moore – Reachin’ Out – US Source 12″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #4 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#5 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 5/19/79)
#11 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#15 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #18 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#22 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #24 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #25 (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
#26 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #30 (BNDA debut 7/14/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#37 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #42 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #46 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#48 (BNDA debut 12/1/79) / #49 (BNDA debut 4/7/79) / #50 (BNDA debut 2/10/79)
#55 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #56 (BNDA debut 5/5/79) / #59 (BNDA debut 3/10/79)
#60 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #61 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #63 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#66 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #67 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #72 (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
#73 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #74 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #76 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#78 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #79 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #81 (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
#88 (BNDA debut 7/12/80)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

CHIC: ‘My Feet Keep Dancing’ / ‘My Forbidden Lover’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 9/1/79)
DOUBLE EXPOSURE: ‘I Got The Hots For Ya’ / ‘Ten Percent’ (Salsoul 12”) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
CANDI STATON: ‘Rock’ (Warner Bros. LP)
MICHAEL PEDICIN JR: ‘That’s A Good One’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
SHEILA HYLTON: ‘Breakfast In Bed’ (Ballistic 12”)
RONN MATLOCK: ‘Let Me Dance’ (US Cotillion LP)
TRAVIS BIGGS: ‘Solar Funk’ / ‘Autumn Jewel’ / ‘After The Storm’ (US Source LP)
BLOOD SISTERS: ‘Ring My Bell’ (Sound City 12”)
RICHARD T. BEAR: ‘Sunshine Hotel’ (RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 4/7/79)
DENNIS BROWN: ‘Should I’ (Laser 12”)
BILL LOVELADY: ‘Reggae For It Now’ (Charisma 7”)
BLACK HARMONY: ‘Don’t Let It Go To Your Head’ (Laser 12”)
THEO VANESS: ‘Sentimentally It’s You’ (Epic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
REGINE: ‘Je Survivrai’ (Carrere 12”)
BILL SUMMERS & SUMMERS HEAT: ‘Dancing Lady’ / ‘Feel The Heat’ (Prestige 12”)
TAMIKO JONES: ‘Can’t Live Without Your Love’ (US Polydor 12”) (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
JUNIOR WALKER: ‘Wishing On A Star’ / ‘Back Street Boogie’ (US Whitfield LP)
ROSE ROYCE: ‘Rainbow Connection’ LP (all cuts) (Whitfield LP)
ALMA FAYE: ‘Don’t Fall In Love’ (Flamingo 12”)
DAN HARTMAN: ‘Hands Down’ (US Blue Sky 12”) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
FRANK HOOKER & POSITIVE PEOPLE: ‘Rock Me’ (US Panorama 12”)
JEFF WAYNE: ‘The Eve Of The War’ (CBS 12”) (BNDA debut 2/16/80)
BOBBY RUSH: ‘I Wanna Do The Do’ (Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
RAYDIO: ‘Rock On’ (Arista 12”)
MIROSLAV VITOUS: ‘New York City’ (Warner Bros. LP)
PAM NESTOR: ‘Hiding & Seeking’ (Chrysalis 12”)
DEBBIE JACOBS: ‘Undercover Lover’ / ‘Hot Hot’ (MCA 12”/US LP) (BNDA debut 6/2/79 & 1/5/80)
B.B. KING: ‘Better Not Look Down’ (MCA 7”)
HERBIE MANN: ‘Jisco Dazz’ / ‘Hijack’ / ‘Waterbed’ (Atlantic 12”)
DANCE PEOPLE: ‘Fly Away’ (Satril 12”)
THE RING: ‘Savage Lover’ (Vanguard 12”)
CURTIS MAYFIELD: ‘Tell Me, Tell Me’ / ‘Between You Baby And Me’ / ‘You’re So Good To Me’ / ‘What Is My Woman For’ (RSO LP) (BNDA debut 9/15/79)
NOEL POINTER: ‘Feel It’ (US UA LP)
LOU RAWLS: ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ / ‘What’s The Matter With The World’ / ‘Time Will Take Care Of Everything’ / ‘Lover’s Holiday’ (Philadelphia Int’l LP)
ROSEBUD: ‘Have A Cigar’ (Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
KAT MANDU: ‘The Break’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
DEXTER WANSEL: ‘I’ll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)’ / ‘Sweetest Pain’ / ‘It’s Been Cool’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
DONNA SUMMER: ‘Dim All The Lights’ (Casablanca 7”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Stay Free’ / ‘Dance Forever’ / ‘Nobody Knows’ / ‘Finally Got Me’ / ‘Follow Your Heart’ (US Warner Bros. LP) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
LENNY WHITE: ‘Citi Dancin’’ / ‘Betta’ / ‘Morning Sunrise’ (US Elektra LP)
RITCHIE FAMILY: ‘Put Your Feet To The Beat’ (US Casablanca LP) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
CHAMELEON: ‘Get Up’ / ‘We’ll Be Dancing’ / ‘Mysteryoso’ (US Elektra LP)

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