September 22, 1979: Gap Band, Love De-Luxe, Poussez, The Emotions, Three Degrees

Odds ‘N Bods

Discotek ’79 was well run but seemed to lack a focal point and excitement, a frequent comment being that it didn’t show a wide enough range of “separates” for club installation . . . London’s Embassy Club came in for even more comment following the fiasco there when a Disco Awards ceremony was short of drink, food and a decent DJ, making many industry leaders very angry indeed . . . Mayfair Gullivers’ Graham “Fatman” Canter won the industry voted London Club DJ award (Steve Walsh runner-up), Guildford Cinderella-Rockorfella’s Big Al getting the regional prize . . . Gof Abbey replaces Pete Dyos as EMI GRD’s disco plugger . . . Morgan Khan is cutting Pye’s R&B mailing list from 480 to 220 DJ’s . . . Gonzalez ‘Move It To The Music’, previously withdrawn despite 12in promos going out, will now be released! . . . Buddah’s new LP by Osibisa & Beverley Johnson “featuring The Emotions” is due in six weeks . . . Shropshire DJ Assn meets Monday (24) at 8:30pm in the Oak Hotel Shelton, Shrewsbury, the fairly funky Thursday residency of Assn chairman Dave Thomas (details Shrewsbury 62895) . . . DJ Federation PRO Mike McLean now presents the weekend 2 to 6am nightowl shows on Radio Clyde, the three programmes (divided as rock-disco-jazz on different nights) giving him such a workload that he has resigned his chairmanship of the local Strathclyde DJ Assn . . . Gordon Stone has replaced the now London-based Phil Mitchell on BBC Radio Humberside’s Tuesday 8:45 soul news slot, which only lasts 10 minutes at the moment due to lack of response from the area’s apathetic soul fans . . . Robbie Vincent’s Radio London soul show two sunny Saturdays ago came live from the enormous Brent Fair, where “mafia” hit men Chris Brown, Sean French, Fatman, Brother Louie, Steve Walsh and various tribes went on to wreak havoc at a nice innocent little DJ competition for youth club members – which George Power seemed somehow to have entered several times! . . . Froggy blew £450 on some temporary Technics just so he’ll have vari-speed decks when I join him at Southgate Royalty next Saturday (29) – now there’s a friend! . . . Mike Tarbuck (formerly Mike Law of Blackburn Golden Palms, Cavendish Gallingreaves Hotel & Liverpool Romeo & Juliets) is now at Blackpool Tiffanys, and suggests a carefully scrutinised register of bona fide DJ’s to get specially discounted new disco product on an offers system as one way round current promotion problems . . . Tea Council Young DJ winner Graham Thornton now spins funk disco at Leeds Foxes on Mon-Wed-Thur-Fridays . . . Mayfair Gullivers was home away from home for the Crusaders during their recent tour . . . Phil Black (0222-595121, 592867, 567865) hopes to leave Cardiff for a few nights’ work in London at the end of the month and invites offers – pity he doesn’t dress up as a schoolgirl! . . . Early Riser Discotheque Services (01-520 3461) have combined equipment sales literature with a useful “forward planner”-type 1980 gig calendar for covering with coloured stickers . . . Houston oil man Don Perry reports a recently visited Cairo club was playing disco music off 78 rpm records – he became inquisitive when he heard the speed of the scratches and clicks! . . . Rob Harknett (Roydon Lovers Leap mobile), returned from a working holiday in Denmark, says over there the police raid clubs that play too loud, while record prices are £1.75 for 7in, £3 plus for 12in, £7 for LP . . . US 12in imports have settled at around £3.15 here of course . . . Gary Neal (Bristol Reeves) is so fed up with Just 4U’s Martin Starr issuing meaningless challenges to other funk clubs that he is ready to issue a challenge to Martin personally even though he doesn’t know what he’s challenging for – how about a joust at dawn? Chivalry ain’t dead, lads!


UK Newies

GAP BAND: ‘Baby Baba Boogie’ (Mercury 9198316) (BNDA debut 5/12/79)
Finally on UK 12in and likely to be big, the cleverly structured thumping flier winds up from a short 125bpm intro into 130-132bpm chix and thudding rhythm breaks with some Gene Chandler-ish “get down baby baba” bits before a clapping 133bpm fade. Jazzier heavy funk 102bpm B-side ‘Shake’ jiggler was big up North.

LOVE DE-LUXE: ‘Here Comes That Sound Again’ (Atlantic K 11359T) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
Smash US remix 12in of the tritely simple but naggingly powerful 117bpm UK girlie group thudder, a nice chop-mixer with Al Hudson, out originally on limper 12in early this year (when it only hit Norfolk!).

POUSSEZ: ‘Come On And Do It’ (Vanguard VSL 5015) (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
Super-charged 12in remix of the buoyantly tripping 122bpm girlie group strutter now has sexy panting added (the 7in starts with it) after the bongo-backed breathily excited “where’d you learn to funk like that, c’est bon” bit. Lotsa fun! 

THE EMOTIONS: ‘I Should Be Dancing’ (CBS 7869)
Laughter-introed typical 126bpm strutter sounds a bit thin on 7in.

THREE DEGREES: ‘Jump The Gun’ (Ariola ARO 183) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
Beefily chugging 125bpm backbeat bashing strutter on 7in.

ATMOSFEAR: ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ (Elite DAZZ 1)
Sorta undemonstrative jazz-funk-reggae 12in instrumental with lotsa changes and maddening 130-127-122-126/63½-127-126-124bpm tempo (phew!) and a dead slow-starting jazzier 117bpm B-side ‘Outer Space’ version, big in Bristol on pre.

THE MEXICANO: ‘Move Up Starsky’ (Ice GUY 31-12)
Remixed powder blue vinyl 12in of the powerfully declamatory 85bpm reggae oldie by Eddy Grant’s toasting brother.

CURTIS MAYFIELD & LINDA CLIFFORD: ‘Between You Baby And Me’ (RSO RSO 43)
Superb sweetly-sung 30/60bpm soul duet smoocher on 7in.

RALPH MACDONALD: ‘I Need Someone’ (from LP ‘Counterpoint’, TK TKR 83373)
Bass snapped catchy 117bpm jogger also on 7in (TKR 7559) flipped by the LP’s percussive 110bpm ‘Discolypso’, other album cuts being the lushly hustling 124bpm ‘You Are In Love’, jazzily jogging 101bpm ‘East Dry River’, pleasantly swaying 100bpm ‘Tell The Truth’ and reggae 73bpm ‘Always Something Missing’.

JAMES BROWN: ‘Star Generation’ (Polydor STEPX 2)
JB’s normal singing style marries uneasily with a speeding 135-138bpm bass beat on presumably Sylvester-inspired “disco” gimmick-packed 12in.

JIGSAW: ‘Sky High’ (Splash SPL 5001)
1975 UK pop hit stretched out to make a lushly unhurried 129bpm 12in.

DIANE LANGTON: ‘Climbin’’ (Pye 12P 134)
Surprisingly good wailing Sylvester-style 133bpm 12in pounder by the busty “Rag Trade” lady.

ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Stay Free’ LP (Warner Bros. K 56703) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
Wailing comes-and-goes 108bpm title track jogger, dead slow-starting Diana Ross-ish 126-128bpm ‘Dance Forever’ clopper, rolling beefy 121-123bpm ‘Nobody Knows’ bumper, gospel-ish 126bpm ‘Finally Got To Me’ strutter, nice 22/44bpm ‘Crazy’ smoocher and tempo-less dead slow ‘Follow Your Heart’ – plus ‘Found A Cure’.

RUBY WINTERS: ‘Back To The Love’ (Creole CR 174)
Dated bass-pushed 125bpm melodic romper with synthetic overlays, on 7in.

LARRY GRAHAM: ‘Star Walk’ (Warner Bros. K 17451)
Strange squeakily-sung 122bpm 7in skipper with “outer space” synthetics and searing sax break.

O’JAYS: ‘Sing A Happy Song’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 7825)
Lacklustre would-be “happy” 123bpm 7in skipper never takes off.

SANDY MERCER: ‘Now That You’re In (What Cha Gonna Do About It)’ (H&L 6105091)
Bright little 120bpm 7in canterer with sexily suggestive title line, finally getting some action on 12in promo.

KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND: ‘Do You Wanna Go Party’ (TK TKR 7539)
Party noises-backed clapping 120bpm 7in bumper.

ALTON MCCLAIN & DESTINY: ‘Crazy Love’ (Polydor POSP 72)
Diana Ross-ish slow lush 108/54-110bpm jogging 7in swayer, on promo-only 12in.

TRIPLE “S” CONNECTION: ‘My Cherie Amour’ (20th Century TCD 2413)
Pleasantly skittering 131bpm 12in remake of Stevie’s pretty oldie builds to a 136bpm syndrum break near end.


Imports

JUPITER BEYOND: ‘The River Drive’ (US AZO FW 18112)
Originally imported in very limited numbers and hot for Bristol jocks around the New Year, this is due soon via Pye and has finally hit London’s “mafia”. An exciting powerful 126bpm percussion intro suddenly switches into a smoother chix-crooned flowing 125bpm 12in loper with vibes and lushly jazzy strings behind the whapping backbeat before percussion and synthesizer join in for a flying 126bpm finish. Dyn-o-mite!

SERGIO MENDES BRASIL ‘88: ‘I’ll Tell You’ (US Elektra AS-11425) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
Terrific staccato smacking Emotions-type shrill chix-squawked 122bpm 12in strutter has a clonking intro that mixes mind-blowingly well out of a slightly varied-up and synched Gene Chandler – you can run the two together for quite a while, and nobody’ll know!

LALO SCHIFRIN: ‘No One Home’ (US Tabu 4Z8-5520)
Plopping percussion and yowling “voicebox” guitar build up jittery tension with spiky synthesizer and busy 116-115-116-114bpm rhythm on the jazz-funk 12in instrumental side, while the otherwise similar vocal flip has some occasional chix!

STERLING: ‘Roll-Her, Skater’ (US Motown M 00032 D1)
Brian Holland-produced soulfully hollered rattling 118bpm 12in leaper with a usefully exciting chant near the start, much better than the roller-disco title might lead one to expect.

CITY STREETS: ‘Get It Up, Get It In’ (US RCA PD-11700)
Bouncily chugging staccato chanted 114bpm strutter on re-remixed 12in is jaunty simple fun of a fairly inane variety, the repetitive “get it up, get it in, get it on, get it out” lyric being sexily suspect!

DEXTER WANSEL: ‘Time Is Slipping Away’ LP (US Philadelphia Int’l JZ 36024)
Hottest new cut is the gently jogging “sleazy” 50/100bpm chick-sung ‘The Sweetest Pain’ slowie while his 12in-issued 118bpm ‘I’ll Never Forget (My Favourite Disco)’ and 117bpm ‘It’s Been Cool’ funk stamper are here shorter.  ‘Let Me Rock You’ is like the latter but a more “melodic” 124bpm “rock” smacker, ‘Funk Attack’ is heavy 99bpm P-funk, ‘One For The Road’ is a slow 69bpm instrumental jazz-funk jolter, the smoochers of the set being the 42½bpm title track and 49/98bpm ‘New Beginning’.

LES MCCANN: ‘Tall Dark & Handsome’ LP (US A&M SP-4780)
‘Dance Again’ is a happy 124-125bpm repetitive chix-sung romper with some hoarse roars from Les, while the jazz veteran of ‘Shout’, ‘Shampoo’ and ‘Compared To What’ fame sings lead on the syndrums-and-strings-sweetened ‘All My Love’ skipper.

MIGHTY POPE: ‘Sweet Blindness’ (US RFC DRCS 8885) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
Clippety-clopping 122bpm soul 12in burbles along with bongo beat and some freaky growling stereo synthesizer chords.

RISCO CONNECTION: ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ (US Black Rose Music JIH 1001)
Oddly lethargic new English-sung 110bpm 12in treatment with a slight reggae-cum-Latin feel and added syndrums.

MELBA MOORE: ‘Miss Thing’ (US Epic 48-50771) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
Easily rolling thumping 115bpm 12in strutter with old-style R&B-type feel to her squawking story-song vocal.

THE RAES: ‘Don’t Turn Around’ (US A&M Disco SP-12025)
Bass-churned fast flying 134-135bpm 12in galloper in stridently squawked ultra-zingy gay pop style.

PATTI WHATLEY: ‘Backstreet’ (US RFC DRCS 8884) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
Thumping freaky 131bpm intro is the best bit of this messy Jim Burgess-mixed 129bpm jumble, which clarifies into an extended 132bpm break for the last half – the instrumental B-side also being less cluttered.

THE NEIL CLOUD ORCHESTRA: ‘Time Of The Seasons’ (US TK Disco 404)
Rod Argent’s Zombies oldie becomes a chix-sung easily loping 122bpm 12in disco bounder.

KAREN SILVER: ‘Hot Stuff’ (US Arista CP-707)
Cheerful 123bpm 12in pop galloper with an over-worked title is indeed NOT Donna’s song.

MADISON STREET: ‘Hey Look Who’s Dancin’’ (US Infinity INF 16006)
Slightly Latin lilt to a pleasant if unspectacular rolling 120bpm 12in chugger, sung by an oddly old-fashioned white male group – but then it’s prod/penned by Neil Levenson of Randy & The Rainbows’ ‘Denise’ fame.

CREME D’COCOA: ‘Doin’ The Dog’ (US Venture VO-5006)
Totally derivative 109bpm 12in with Instant Funk tempo and Sister Sledge ‘Greatest Dancer’ strings.

RISING LOVE: ‘Treasure Chest’ (US Venture VD-5005)
Slow-starting 121bpm 12in ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’ rip-off.

BILLY PAUL: ‘False Faces’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 4Z8 3706)
Disappointingly dull 102bpm 12in jogger plods along without even a good tune.


UK Disco Top 90 – September 22, 1979

01 01 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
02 02 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
03 04 Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life – Island 12″
04 03 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
05 05 Chic – Good Times – Atlantic 12″
06 09 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
07 06 Sister Sledge – Lost In Music – Atlantic 7″
08 12 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
09 14 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Sidewalk 12″
10 15 Gene Chandler – When You’re No. 1 – 20th Century 12″
11 10 Johnny Mathis – Gone, Gone, Gone – CBS 12″
12 07 Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance – Infinity 12″
13 19 Roxy Music – Angel Eyes – Polydor 12″
14 16 Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Is Gone – CBS 7″
15 08 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive – Gem 12″
16 22 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – Warner Bros. 12″
17 13 Donna Summer – Bad Girls – Casablanca 12″
18 21 Benelux & Nancy Dee – Switch – Scope 12″
19 11 Slick – Space Bass – Fantasy 12″
20 37 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Epic 12″
21 17 Olympic Runners – The Bitch – Polydor 12″
22 23 Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love – Motown 12″
23 26 Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore – EMI 7″
24 29 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It / What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ – 20th Century 12″
25 40 Commodores – Sail On – Motown 7″
26 18 Diana Ross – The Boss – Motown 12″
27 45 Slick – Sexy Cream – Fantasy 12″
28 28 Me And You – You Never Know What You’ve Got – Laser 12″
29 20 Al Wilson – Earthquake – RCA 12″
30 27 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time – Pablo Today LP/US 12″
31 31 Harvey Mason – Groovin’ You – Arista 12″
32 34 Deniece Williams – I’ve Got The Next Dance – CBS 12″
33 24 Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland – CBS 12″
34 25 Ian Dury – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 – Stiff 12″
35 30 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star / Let Your Feelings Show / In The Stone / Rock That / I Can’t Let Go – CBS LP
36 51 Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine – Ice 12″
37 42 Con Funk Shun – Chase Me – Mercury 12″
38 38 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
39 41 Eddie Henderson – Runnin’ To Your Love / This Band Is Hot / Sunchaser / Please Your Mind – US Capitol LP
40 58 Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights – Casablanca 7″
41 36 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo – Salsoul 12″
42 35 Kandidate – Girls Girls Girls – Rak 7″
43 54 Lee Moore – Reachin’ Out – US Source 12″
44 66 Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After / What You Waitin’ For / Lock It Down / Pazazz / Bad Mother Funker / Wonder Where You Are Tonight – Whitfield LP
45 33 Real Thing – Boogie Down (Get Funky Now) – Pye 12″
46 43 Philly Cream – Motown Review – Fantasy 12″
47 73 Bill Summers – Feel The Heat / Dancing Lady – Prestige 12″
48 RE Edwin Starr – It’s Called The Rock – 20th Century 12″
49 48 Savoy – Sunny Side Of The Street – EMI 12″
50 32 Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love – Pye 12″
51 65 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – US Warner Bros. 12″
52 52 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night – US T-Neck 12″
53 61 Teddy Pendergrass – Turn Off The Lights / Come Go With Me / Life Is A Circle – Philadelphia Int’l LP
54 46 Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy – Philadelphia Int’l 7″/US 12″
55 NE Michael Jackson – Off The Wall / Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / Burn This Disco Out – Epic LP
56 50 Idris Muhammad – Foxhuntin’ – Fantasy 12″
57 90 Bill Lovelady – Reggae For It Now – Charisma 7″
58 60 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – US TK 12″
59 44 Deodato – Shazam / Space Dust / Knights Of Fantasy / Sherlock / Bachmania – US Warner Bros. LP
60 39 Skyy – First Time Around / Disco Dancing – Salsoul 12″
61 NE Matumbi – Point Of View – MR 12″
62 NE Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night / Tonight’s The Night / Hangin’ Out – US De-Lite 12″ promo/LP
63 NE Lonnie Liston Smith – A Song For The Children / Nightlife / Street Festival / Fruit Music – US Columbia LP
64 64 McFadden & Whitehead – Do You Want To Dance – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
65 87 Tamiko Jones – Can’t Live Without Your Love – Polydor 12″
66 75 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – US Solar 12″
67 69 Kleeer – It’s Magic / I Love To Dance / Tonight’s The Night – Atlantic 12″/LP
68 82 Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing / My Forbidden Lover / Will You Cry / What About Me – Atlantic LP
69 63 Bombers – Let’s Dance – Flamingo 12″
70 80 Bonnie Boyer – Got To Give In To Love – CBS 12″
71 78 Janet Kay – Loving You – Pye 12″
72 47 Cameo – Secret Omen (all cuts) – US Chocolate City LP
73 71 Pockets – Catch Me / Charisma – US ARC 12″/LP
74 55 Jolly Brothers – Conscious Man – Ballistic 12″
75 62 Central Line – Wot We Got – Mercury 12″
76 68 Boney M. – Gotta Go Home – Atlantic 7″
77 74 Commodores – Still / Gettin’ It / Midnight Magic / Sexy Lady / Wonderland – Motown LP
78 NE Cognac – How High – US Salsoul 12″
79 RE Bobby Rush – I Wanna Do The Do – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
80 NE Debbie Jacobs – Undercover Lover / Don’t You Want My Love / Hot Hot – MCA 12″/US LP
81 70 ABBA – Voulez Vous / Angeleyes – Epic 7″
82 RE Gap Band – Baby Baba Boogie – Mercury 12″
83 NE Shalamar – Right In The Socket / Right Time For Us – US Solar LP
84 83 Miroslav Vitous – New York City – Warner Bros. 12″
85 79 B. A. Robertson – Bang Bang – Asylum 7″
86 NE Twennynine feat. Lenny White – Citi Dancin’ / Betta / Best Of Friends / Peanut Butter / Morning Sunrise – US Elektra LP
87 53 Chain Reaction – Sweet Lady (Dance With Me) – US Jam Sessions 12″
88 RE Raydio – Rock On – Arista 12″
89 86 Stanley Clarke – Just A Feeling – Epic LP/US 12″
90 RE Dexter Wansel – The Sweetest Pain / I’ll Never Forget (My Favourite Disco) / It’s Been Cool / Funk Attack / Let Me Rock You / New Beginning – US Philadelphia Int’l 12″
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #4 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#5 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#10 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #15 (BNDA debut 5/19/79) / #16 (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
#17 (BNDA debut 4/21/79) / #20 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#24 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #26 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #27 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#31 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #33 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#34 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #40 (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
#41 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #50 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #51 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#52 (BNDA debut 8/25/79) / #55 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #58 (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
#59 (BNDA debut 12/1/79) / #62 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #65 (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
#66 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #68 (BNDA debut 9/1/79) / #70 (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
#72 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #73 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #78 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#80 (BNDA debut 6/2/79 & 1/5/80) / #82 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #83 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

UNCLE LOUIE: ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ (US TK 12”)
GIBSON BROTHERS: ‘Better Do It Salsa’ / ‘West Indies’ / ‘Que Sera Mi Vida’ (Island LP) (BNDA debut 7/12/80)
FOXY: ‘Headhunter’ (TK 12”)
AWB: ‘When Will You Be Mine’ (RCA 12”)
LOVE DE-LUXE: ‘Here Comes That Sound Again’ (Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 6/30/79)
BLOOD SISTERS: ‘Ring My Bell’ (Sound City 12”)
JEFF WAYNE: ‘The Eve Of The War’ (CBS 12”) (BNDA debut 2/16/80)
HERB ALPERT: ‘Rise’ (A&M 12”) (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
BILLY OCEAN: ‘American Hearts’ (GTO 12”)
HERBIE MANN: ‘Jisco Dazz’ / ‘Hijack’ / ‘Waterbed’ (Atlantic 12”)
ESTHER PHILLIPS: ‘Our Day Will Come’ (Mercury 12”)
HI-TENSION: ‘There’s A Reason’ (Island 12”)
WILLIE BOBO: ‘Palos’ / ‘Reason For Livin’’ (US Columbia LP)
ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Stay Free’ / ‘Dance Forever’ / ‘Nobody Knows’ / ‘Finally Got Me’ / ‘Crazy’ (Warner Bros. LP) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
RUBY WINTERS: ‘Back To The Love’ (Creole 7”)
AQUARIAN DREAM: ‘Phoenix’ / ‘East 6th Street’ (Buddah 12”)
KAT MANDU: ‘The Break’ (US TK 12”) (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
PAUL LEWIS: ‘Inner City Blues’ (US Sunshine Sound 12”)
DANCE PEOPLE: ‘Fly Away’ (Satril 12”)
TRAVIS BIGGS: ‘Solar Funk’ / ‘Autumn Jewel’ / ‘After The Storm’ (US Source LP)
NOEL POINTER: ‘Feel It’ / ‘For You (Disco Concerto)’ (US UA LP)
DAZZLE: ‘You Dazzle Me’ / ‘Walk Before You Run’ (US De-Lite LP)
ALTON MCCLAIN & DESTINY: ‘Crazy Love’ (Polydor 12” promo)
JUPITER BEYOND: ‘The River Drive’ (US AZO 12”)
RANDY CRAWFORD: ‘I Stand Accused’ / ‘Endlessly’ (Warner Bros. LP)
JIGSAW: ‘Sky High’ (Splash 12”)
TATA VEGA: ‘If Love Must Go’ (Motown 7”)
BRENDA MITCHELL: ‘Body Party’ (Creole 12”)
THE RING: ‘Savage Lover’ (Vanguard 12”)
SERGIO MENDES BRASIL ‘88: ‘I’ll Tell You’ (US Elektra 12”) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
JOHNNY MATHIS: ‘Begin The Beguine’ (CBS LP)
ATMOSFEAR: ‘Outer Space’ (Elite 12”)
JEFF LORBER FUSION: ‘Toad’s Place’ / ‘Water Sign’ / ‘Sparkle’ / ‘Tune 88’ / ‘Rain Dance’ (US Arista LP)
TUMBLACK: ‘Caraiba’ (Island 12”)
CAPITAL LETTERS: ‘UK Shanking’ / ‘Run Run Run’ (Greensleeves 12”)
O’JAYS: ‘Sing A Happy Song’ (Philadelphia Int’l 7”)
GREGORY ISAACS: ‘Soon Forward’ (Virgin Front Line 12”)
NATURAL MYSTICS: ‘Runaway Love’ (Laser 12”)
MARVELS: ‘Sh-Boom’ (Dimples 12”)
JOE SAMPLE: ‘There Are Many Stops Along The Way’ (ABC/MCA LP)

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