October 13, 1979: Kool & The Gang, Chic, Lonnie Liston Smith, Joe Sample, Winds Of Change

Odds ‘N Bods

Al Hudson & The Partners now appear to be calling themselves One Way . . . Stargard ‘Wear It Out’ is due next week, with Freddie James to follow . . . Teena Marie ‘Don’t Look Back’ on finally received 12in (Motown 12TMG 1158) runs at 118 (intro)-117-119 (break)-118bpm, chopping nicely with Paulinho da Costa . . . Atmosfear ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ is evidently hard to find, so tell your dealer to contact All Ears, 3 Library Parade, Craven Park Road, London NW10 (01-965 6041) . . . Positive Force ‘We Got The Funk’ really is shaping as a likely contender to THE Caister anthem! . . . Debbie Jacobs ‘Undercover Lover’, supposedly on “limited 1,500 only” 12in, is even turning up in Woolworths . . . EMI have signed Source for the UK, so Lee Moore can’t now be long . . . Orville Sweeney and other pluggers have been made redundant at RCA . . . Andy Stinton, ex-DJM/Creole and currently visiting from Canada, is now in the restaurant business, having applied his old Sundown jocking technique to Toronto’s Harbor Hilton to make it that city’s top disco . . . Greg Edwards’s Soul Spectrum on Capital Radio moves forward an hour to run from 5-8 pm this Saturday, while Fatman Graham Canter sits in for Robbie Vincent on Radio London earlier that morning . . . Liverpool funk jocks George “Clinton” Spence (Babalou) and Eric Hearn (Timepiece) keep the local P-funk tradition going with Funkadelic, Faze-O and Cameo at the top of their charts . . . Leon Mitchell gets even Nottingham, Kettering and Luton crowds at funky Leicester Scamps . . . Sunday, November 18th is red letter day for Whitehaven Whitehouse, when Chris Hill and his cohorts (myself included) journey to the Mecca of the North . . . Lowrell (‘Mellow Mellow Right On’) is a former member of Lost Generation, of 1970’s ‘The Sly, Slick & The Wicked’ fame . . . Stix Hooper ‘Cordon Bleu’ features a musette, which I think you’ll find is indeed a type of French accordion . . . Joseph Johnstone (Worthing) thinks it’s a pity I concentrate on disco records on this, the Disco page; anyone else of a similar opinion? . . . Billboard add to their New York and Los Angeles locations with a Disco Internationale forum in Monte Carlo on December 4-7, but it’s unlikely to be of as much interest to UK jocks . . . US radio ratings show that disco formatted stations may have slipped elsewhere, but in New York City the “Disco” stations are still tops, with a whopping 15.4 per cent of all listeners, beating “Beautiful Music” (13.2), “Contemporary” (12.0), News (9.7), Talk (9.2), Spanish (4.9), AOR (4.9), MOR (4.8) and other format categories – which proves what should be obvious, that disco is an urban music style, and may explain why Radio Luxembourg has back-pedalled to reduce its own disco format (Luxembourg – and Radio One – surely now having largely rural listeners?).


UK Newies

KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Ladies’ Night’ (Mercury KOOL 12) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
What can one say about the hottest import in months that you don’t already know? Like a slower Al Hudson until the faster end, the 110-112-117bpm funk smash is now on UK 12in whereas it was only on US promo 12in and you had to buy the album – which, now out here too (Mercury 6372763), includes the slightly KC-like 121bpm ‘Tonight’s The Night’, ‘‘rocking’’ 118-124bpm ‘Hangin’ Out’ and 120bpm ‘If You Feel Like Dancin’, and jogging 105/53bpm ‘Too Hot’. Sure is!

CHIC: ‘My Forbidden Lover’ (Atlantic K 11385T) (BNDA debut 9/1/79)
Sinuously winding ‘I Want Your Love’-like (but slower) 107bpm 12in jogger.

LONNIE LISTON SMITH: ‘Expansions’ (RCA PC 9450)
Jingling, bass burbling and percussion patting intro mixes, as I said last week, perfectly out of Atmosfear’s slow bit, the whole atmospherically ethereal 61-126-129bpm jazz 12in whipping up a subtle excitement. 

JOE SAMPLE: ‘Carmel’ (MCA MCAT 525)
Attractively meandering 104bpm 12in piano tinkler with dramatically chording pauses, nowhere near as strong as his ‘There Are Many Stops Along The Way’ (which evidently Sally Ormsby has been seguing into a future 4-track ‘Stars of the Crusaders’ 12in EP).

WINDS OF CHANGE: ‘Sneakin’ Up Behind You’ (EMI 2996)
Brecker Bros jazz-funk oldie given a Jeff Wayne-produced electronically exaggerated 107bpm 7in treatment that’s still jazzy.

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: ‘So Much Trouble In The World’ (Island WIP 6510)
Gently jogging 39/78bpm 7in reggae slowie with instrumental flip, typical of his new cooled-out LP’s subtlety.

GQ: ‘I Do Love You’ (Arista ARIST 303)
Billy Stewart’s classic vocal gymnastics soul slowie in a lovely faithful 26-46bpm US hit 7in remake.

TOBY BEAU: ‘Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye’ (RCA PC 1670)
Gorgeous evocative 34/68bpm revival (evidently due on 12in) of the Casinos’ old smoocher, which always seemed like the inspiration for this lot’s ‘My Angel Baby’ anyway.

OLYMPIC RUNNERS: ‘130 Beats A Minute’ (from LP ‘It’s A Bitch’, Polydor 2383549)
. . . So why’s it at 135 beats per minute, for chrissakes?!?! They’re a lot blander without Pete Wingfield’s influence, only the slowly “rocking” 113bpm ‘Disco Smash’ standing out (apart from ‘The Bitch’).

PATRICK JUVET: ‘Swiss Kiss’ (Casablanca CANL 165) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
Squeakily sung but largely instrumental 121bpm clumper, always his last LP’s hottest cut, now finally on 12in with the old ‘I Love America’ as full-length flip.

SPARKS: ‘Tryouts For The Human Race’ (Virgin VS 289)
Giorgio-produced typical Donna-type 127bpm 7in synthesizer stomper, should be big in Scotland.

SUZI LANE: ‘Harmony’ (Elektra K 12390) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Giorgio-produced electronically smacking 123bpm 7in US disco with pop appeal choral chix.

GIORGIO MORODER: ‘If You Weren’t Afraid’ (Oasis OASIS 6 12) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
Digitally recorded by computer but still bloody boring 132bpm electronic pulsator with deadpan squeaky vocals, here on 12in, or else along with a whole lot more on LP ‘E=MC2’ (OASLP 507), only of possible interest to Gary Numan-inspired Kraut-synth freaks.

ABBA: ‘Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)’ (Epic EPC 7914)
Electronically chugging 118bpm 7in singalong.

JONATHAN KING: ‘Gloria’ (Ariola ARO 198)
Typically simple 137-135-136bpm 7in cover of Umberto Tozzi’s Europop romper.

THE SELECTER: ‘On My Radio’ (2-Tone CHS TT 4)
Lovely 143bpm new wave-blue beat leaper with a slight Miriam Makeba flavor.

PAT TRAVERS BAND: ‘Boom Boom (Out Goes The Lights)’ (Polydor POSP 77)
Smash-bound heavy rock storm with incredibly catchy live audience call and answer.

DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: ‘Baby Blue’ (Mercury DUSTY 4)
Diana Ross-ish slow-starting bass-heavy chugging 103bpm 7in synthesizer burbler, only on promo 12in.

GEORGE MCCRAE: ‘Don’t You Feel My Love’ (TK TKR 7554)
KC-produced typical 127bpm 7in trotter with clonking cowbell and skittery rhythm.

LUTHER RABB: ‘Make A Little Move (On The One)’ (MCA MCA 522)
Smoothly churning 122bpm 7in “rock” clapper.

PRECIOUS WILSON: ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ (Atlantic 11372)
Sam & Dave meet Boney M on 122bpm 7in.

KAREN SILVER: ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ (Arista ARIST 12309) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
Electronically pounding 129bpm US hit 12in version is possibly even more unpleasant, the happily “rocking” 122bpm ‘Hot Stuff’ B-side being preferable here for all but Scottish pop fans, I should think.

SHOWSTOPPERS: ‘Ain’t Nothing But A House Party’ (Inferno HEAT 12)
1967 soul classic turns out to be 136bpm after all these years, on 7in while a recent remake by NOEL MCCALLA (Epic EPC 7486) is 135bpm.

JANE AIRE & THE BELVEDERES: ‘Breaking Down The Walls of Heartache’ (Virgin VS 296)
Bandwagon’s 1968 biggie in a good but fast 155bpm 7in remake.


Imports

JAY HOGGARD: ‘West End Dancer’ (from LP ‘Days Like These’, US Arista/GRP GRP 5004)
Already wowing jazz jocks, this young vibist’s unexpectedly powerful jerkily skipping 116-110bpm instrumental does tail off into a quietly tapping lull before bouncing back with bubbling 118bpm flute, but is surprisingly strong enough to mix with such as Tamiko Jones. Other tracks are either slow or complex.

ELUSION: ‘When The Bell Rings (Come Out Dancin’)’ (US Midsong MD-514)
Michael Zager-produced chugging guy ‘n gals-sung jaunty 118bpm 12in jumper turns the boxing expression from “fighting” but keeps the clonking ringside bell and some crowd effects to make a strong contender.

FREDDY ROBINSON: ‘Black Fox’ LP (US World Pacific Jazz ST-20162)
Bob Jones (Chelmsford) suggests reviving this Joe Sample-supported gentle 107-109bpm jazz-funk guitar title-track instrumental from 1970, which happened to be the height of my Wes Montgomery/George Benson phase, and I’m glad he does ‘cos it’s a killer . . . if you can still find it!

MILLIE JACKSON & ISAAC HAYES: ‘Royal Rappin’s’ LP (US Polydor PU-1-6229)
Momentous meeting of the sexy soulsters, mainly for smoochers and lovers, the best bit being during the gorgeous Ike-sung ‘If I Had My Way’ lurching 43/86bpm swayer when the midway rap mentions him being famous for his head – “I mean your shiny head”, clarifies Millie before seguing into her ‘If You Had Your Way’ continuation! ‘You Never Cross My Mind’ is a lurching dead slow 33bpm Country origin smoocher with lovely ‘Phoenix’-type flavour, ‘Sweet Music Soft Lights And You’ is a swaying 46/92bpm jogger, ‘Love Changes’ is a happy 92-95bpm soul swayer, while the slow rap start to ‘Do You Wanna Make Love’ builds into a spurting happy 115/57bpm swinger like an updated Brook ‘n Dinah. Other cuts are the emotional 35bpm ‘Changed My Mind’, clopping 121bpm ‘Feels Like The First Time’ and Anne Murray’s 33bpm ‘You Needed Me’.

TOUCH OF CLASS: ‘I Need Action’ (from LP ‘Touch Of Class’, US Roadshow BXL1-3217)
The male trio’s rich vocal harmony sound dominates their well-produced soul set, this catchy jauntily rolling 103bpm jogger also being on 12in (YD-11664), while ‘Let Yourself Go’ is a slow-starting Fern Kinney-type synthesizer-backed rolling 108bpm clapper, ‘You Took The Sunshine’ a romping fast 134bpm light skipper. ‘Turn The Beat Around’ a 126 (intro)-131bpm Vicki Sue Robinson revival with stereo vocal tricks, ‘El Remo’ a happy churning 126-127bpm Latin swayer, ‘Come Back Home’ a jittery 114bpm clapper, and ‘I Found My Rainbow’ a 30bpm smoocher.

DAVID OLIVER: ‘Rain Fire’ LP (US Mercury SRM1-3784)
Gorgeous set of slowies by the Wayne Henderson-produced sweet soulster, ‘Could It Be Love’ being a lovely lush 41bpm smoocher, ‘Summer Love’ an 18½/37bpm meanderer, ‘Don’t You Ever Be Lonely’ a 102bpm jogger, ‘I Keep Looking For A Better Way’ a dead slowie c. 18bpm, ‘Never Seen A Girl Like You’ a 34½bpm swayer, ‘Puppets On A String’ a fairground-flavoured 98/49bpm jogger, ‘Private Tonight’ a bluesy 32/64bpm, ‘I Remember You When’ a 41bpm jolter, ‘Spinnin’ ‘Round In Circles’  a 117bpm loper and ‘Rusty O’ Halo’ a 128bpm skipper.

FUNKADELIC: ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep’ (from LP ‘Uncle Jam Wants You’, US Warner Bros. BSK 3371)
With a sleeve that’s seen by some as a James Brown send-up, this meandering 15:23 jittery burbler has a smacking 116bpm steady off-beat but less attack than ‘One Nation’ . . . and quotes “I got ants in my pants and I need to dance”!

RITCHIE FAMILY: ‘Put Your Feet To The Beat’ (US Casablanca NBD 20192) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
Now on promo 12in (so far), their LP track has been speeded up and completely remixed with the addition of sizzling “marching” rhythm at intro and central break, making it 132 (intro)-130-133 (break)-129-128 (fade)bpm.

STAN GETZ: ‘Hopscotch’ (from LP ‘Children Of The World’, US Columbia JC 35992)
Largely Lalo Schifrin-penned specialist jazz set by the saxist, this pleasant 127bpm samba-ish instrumental having a few rocks on it, while the smoochy 43bpm ‘Street Tattoo’, complex 73/145bpm ‘Livin’ It Up’ and lovely pulsating 79bpm Latin title-track swayer could be worth checking too.

B-H-Y: ‘Come As You Are’ (US Salsoul SG 307)
Long melodically hustling intro to a more solidly thumping chix-sung 128bpm 12in thudder that’s actually credited to the male Baker-Harris-Young production team.

SPYCE: ‘Do It Rock Steady’ (US Rota Enterprises Ltd R 3000)
Persistently title-chanting chix on an 108-111-113-115bpm “rock” 12in with nice snappy bass and synthesizer break. Instrumental flip.


Hot Vinyl

“Little Richard” Anka (Hemel Hempstead Scamps, Mondays etc) import tips:

HERB ALPERT: ‘Street Life’ (US A&M LP)
JEFF LORBER FUSION: ‘Lights Out’ (US Arista LP) (at 45rpm)
DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN: ‘The Buggs’ (US Prestige LP)
FLORA PURIM: ‘Carry On’ / ‘Sarara’ (US Elektra LP)
YUSEF LATEEF: ‘Morocco’ (US CTI LP)
KINSMAN DAZZ: ‘Keep On Rocking’ / ‘Dancin’ Free’ (US 20th Century LP)
LES MCCANN: ‘Dance Again’ (US A&M LP)
NATURE’S DIVINE: ‘I Just Can’t Control Myself’ (US Infinity LP)
ISAAC HAYES: ‘Don’t Let Go’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
A TASTE OF HONEY: ‘Dance’ (US Capitol LP)


UK Disco Top 90 – October 13, 1979

01 03 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Epic 12″
02 02 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
03 01 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
04 04 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
05 05 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
06 06 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Sidewalk 12″
07 08 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
08 09 Sister Sledge – Lost In Music – Atlantic 7″
09 07 Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life – Island 12″
10 10 Gene Chandler – When You’re No. 1 – 20th Century 12″
11 15 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time – Pablo 12″
12 13 Slick – Sexy Cream – Fantasy 12″
13 11 Johnny Mathis – Gone, Gone, Gone – CBS 12″
14 21 Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night / Tonight’s The Night / Hangin’ Out / If You Feel Like Dancin’ – US De-Lite 12″ promo/LP
15 19 Edwin Starr – It’s Called The Rock – 20th Century 12″
16 20 Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights – Casablanca 12″
17 12 Chic – Good Times – Atlantic 12″
18 17 Commodores – Sail On – Motown 7″
19 36 Herb Alpert – Rise – A&M 12″
20 18 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – Warner Bros. 12″
21 47 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – Solar 12″
22 14 Roxy Music – Angel Eyes – Polydor 12″
23 25 Tamiko Jones – Can’t Live Without Your Love – Polydor 12″
24 26 Gap Band – Baby Baba Boogie – Mercury 12″
25 16 Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Is Gone – CBS 7″
26 30 Van McCoy – The Hustle (remix) – H&L 12″
27 49 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star – CBS 7″/LP
28 29 Bill Summers – Feel The Heat / Dancing Lady – Prestige 12″
29 27 Lee Moore – Reachin’ Out – US Source 12″
30 37 Shalamar – Right In The Socket / Right Time For Us / Second Time Around / I Owe You One / Girl – US Solar LP
31 22 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It / What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ – 20th Century 12″
32 24 Benelux & Nancy Dee – Switch – Scope 12″
33 55 O’Jays – Sing A Happy Song – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
34 23 Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive – Gem 12″
35 33 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo – Salsoul 12″
36 32 Eddie Henderson – Runnin’ To Your Love / This Band Is Hot / Sunchaser / Please Your Mind – US Capitol LP
37 43 Bobby Rush – I Wanna Do The Do – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
38 48 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night – US T-Neck 12″
39 57 Matumbi – Point Of View / Pretender – MR 12″
40 35 Cliff Richard – We Don’t Talk Anymore – EMI 7″
41 39 Bill Lovelady – Reggae For It Now – Charisma 7″
42 38 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
43 66 Poussez – Come On And Do It – Vanguard 12″
44 50 Lonnie Liston Smith – A Song For The Children / Nightlife / Street Festival / Fruit Music – US Columbia LP
45 31 Olympic Runners – The Bitch – Polydor 12″
46 61 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – TK 12″
47 58 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – US Warner Bros. 12″
48 77 Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive – US AZO 12″
49 44 Al Wilson – Earthquake – RCA 12″
50 34 Donna Summer – Bad Girls – Casablanca 12″
51 60 Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy – Philadelphia Int’l 7″/US 12″
52 54 Con Funk Shun – Chase Me – Mercury 12″
53 67 Debbie Jacobs – Undercover Lover / Don’t You Want My Love / Hot Hot (Give It All You Got) – MCA 12″/US LP
54 41 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall / Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / Burn This Disco Out / She’s Out Of My Life – Epic LP
55 53 Kleeer – It’s Magic / I Love To Dance / Tonight’s The Night – Atlantic 12″/LP
56 NE Stix Hooper – Cordon Bleu – US MCA LP
57 42 Rose Royce – Rainbow Connection (all cuts) – Whitfield LP
58 NE Stargard – Wear It Out – US Warner Bros. 12″
59 63 Cognac – How High – Electric 12″
60 40 Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love – Motown 12″
61 28 Spyro Gyra – Morning Dance – Infinity 12″
62 73 Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On – US AVI LP
63 74 Billy Ocean – American Hearts – GTO 12″
64 81 Errol Dunkley – OK Fred – Scope 12″
65 79 Stanley Clarke – Just A Feeling – Epic LP/US 12″
66 45 Me And You – You Never Know What You’ve Got – Laser 12″
67 NE Sergio Mendes Brasil 88 – I’ll Tell You – US Elektra 12″
68 46 Slick – Space Bass – Fantasy 12″
69 RE Diana Ross – No One Gets The Prize – Motown 7″
70 69 Jeff Wayne – The Eve Of The War – CBS 12″
71 88 Sterling – Roll-Her, Skater – Motown 12″
72 NE Lalo Schifrin – No One Home – US Tabu 12″
73 NE Robin Beck – Sweet Talk – US Mercury 12″
74 51 Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine – Ice 12″
75 78 Cameo – Secret Omen (all cuts) – Casablanca 12″/US Chocolate City LP
76 80 Twennynine feat. Lenny White – Citi Dancin’ / Betta / Best Of Friends / Peanut Butter / Morning Sunrise – US Elektra LP
77 NE Chic – My Forbidden Lover – Atlantic 12″
78 75 Boney M. – Gotta Go Home / El Lute – Atlantic 7″
79 56 Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Your Feelings Show / In The Stone / Rock That / I Can’t Let Go – CBS LP
80 90 Mexicano – Move Up Starsky – Ice 12″
81 NE Three Degrees – Jump The Gun – Ariola 12″
82 NE Emotions – I Should Be Dancing – CBS 7″
83 85 Kat Mandu – The Break – US TK 12″
84 64 Teddy Pendergrass – Turn Off The Lights / Come Go With Me / If You Know Like I Do / Life Is A Circle – Philadelphia Int’l LP
85 68 Savoy – Sunny Side Of The Street – EMI 12″
86 76 Tom Browne – What’s Going On / Throw Down / The Closer I Get To You / Herbal Scent – Arista/GRP 12″/LP
87 71 Bonnie Boyer – Got To Give In To Love – CBS 12″
88 NE Sly Dunbar – Rasta Fiesta – Virgin Front Line 12”
89 84 Love De-Luxe – Here Comes That Sound Again – Atlantic 12″/LP
90 65 Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing / A Warm Summer Night / Can’t Stand To Love You / What About Me – Atlantic LP
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #4 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#5 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #7 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#10 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#16 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #17 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #19 (BNDA debut 7/28/79)
#20 (BNDA debut 7/14/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #23 (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
#24 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #30 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #31 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#34 (BNDA debut 5/19/79) / #35 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#42 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #43 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #45 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#46 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #47 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #50 (BNDA debut 4/21/79)
#53 (BNDA debut 6/2/79 & 1/5/80) / #54 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #58 (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
#59 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #67 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #69 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#70 (BNDA debut 2/16/80) / #73 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #75 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#77 (BNDA debut 9/1/79) / #81 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #83 (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
#87 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #89 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #90 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

DEXTER WANSEL: ‘Time Is Slipping Away’ LP (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
CREME D’COCOA: ‘Doin’ The Dog’ (US Venture 12”)
BOBBI HUMPHREY: ‘Say The Word’ / ‘Sweet ‘N Low’ / ‘Love When I’m In Your Arms’ (US Epic LP)
DISCOTHEQUE: ‘Intro Disco’ (Mercury 12”)
ATMOSFEAR: ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ (Elite 12”)
LONNIE LISTON SMITH: ‘Expansions’ (RCA 12”)
JIGSAW: ‘Sky High’ (Splash 12”)
SHEILA HYLTON: ‘Breakfast In Bed’ (Ballistic 12”)
7TH WONDER: ‘Do It With Your Body’ (US Parachute LP)
WAYNE HENDERSON: ‘Dancin’ Love Affair’ / ‘Want Cha To Dance’ (US Polydor LP)
HI-TENSION: ‘There’s A Reason’ (Island 12”)
JAMES BROWN: ‘Star Generation’ (Polydor 12”)
MIGHTY POPE: ‘Sweet Blindness’ (US RFC 12”) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
RUBY WINTERS: ‘Back To The Love’ (Creole 7”)
ISAAC HAYES: ‘Don’t Let Go’ / ‘Fever’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
HERBIE MANN: ‘Jisco Dazz’ (Atlantic 12”)
BARBRA STREISAND: ‘The Main Event / Fight’ (CBS 12”) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
DAZZLE: ‘You Dazzle Me’ / ‘Walk Before You Run’ (US De-Lite LP)
AWB: ‘When Will You Be Mine’ (RCA 12”)
ADRENALIN: ‘Feel The Real’ (Hithouse 12”)
ADDRISI BROTHERS: ‘Ghost Dancer’ (Scotti Bros. 12”)
KINSMAN DAZZ: ‘Keep On Rocking’ / ‘Love Design’ / ‘Can’t Get Enough’ / ‘Dancin’ Free’ (US 20th Century LP)
ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Stay Free’ / ‘Dance Forever’ / ‘Nobody Knows’ (Warner Bros. LP) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
VIOLA WILLS: ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now’ (Ariola Hansa 7”) (BNDA debut 3/15/80)
CHANSON: ‘Sing All Night’ / ‘Rock Don’t Stop’ / ‘Make It Happen’ (US Ariola LP)
JEFF LORBER FUSION: ‘Toad’s Place’ / ‘Sparkle’ (US Arista LP)
PATRICK JUVET: ‘Swiss Kiss’ (Casablanca 12”) (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
TOUCH OF CLASS: ‘I Need Action’ / ‘Let Yourself Go’ (US Roadshow 12”)
MODERN SOUND CORPORATION: ‘Safari’ (US Sunshine Sound 12”)
BOBBY LYLE: ‘For Love’ / ‘Da-Ya-Ance’ / ‘Stop Running Away From Love’ (Capitol/Tower LP)
POSITIVE FORCE: ‘We Got The Funk’ (US Turbo 12”) (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: ‘Baby Blue’ (Mercury 12” promo)
STANLEY CLARKE: ‘Together Again’ (Epic 7”)
CLEVELAND EATON: ‘The Birmingham Train’ / ‘Get Off’ (US Ovation LP)
ROY AYERS: ‘Love Will Bring Us Back Together’ / ‘Fever’ (US Polydor 12”)
GRACE JONES: ‘On Your Knees’ (Island 12”) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN: ‘The Buggs’ / ‘One Step At A Time’ (US Prestige LP)
BRUNI PAGAN: ‘Fantasy’ / ‘You’re So Mean’ (US Elektra LP) (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
ELTON JOHN: ‘Victim Of Love’ (Rocket 7”) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
DOBIE GREY: ‘The In Crowd’ / ‘Makin’ Love And Goin’ Crazy’ (Infinity 12”)
HERB ALPERT: ‘Street Life’ (US A&M LP)
FAZE-O: ‘Breaking The Funk’ / ‘Let’s Rock’ (US She LP)
DEODATO: ‘Whistle Bump’ (US Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 5/27/78)
TEENA MARIE: ‘Don’t Look Back’ (Motown 12”)
JAY HOGGARD: ‘West End Dancer’ (US Arista/GRP LP)
JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH: ‘Don’t Do That” (US Cotillion 12”)
T-CONNECTION: ‘Danger Zone’ / ‘Choosin’’ (US Dash LP)
RISING LOVE: ‘Treasure Chest’ (US Venture 12”)
DIANE LANGTON: ‘Climbin’’ (Pye 12”)
EDWIN BIRDSONG: ‘Freaky Deaky Sities’ / ‘Lollipop’ (US Philadelphia Int’l 12”)

One thought on “October 13, 1979: Kool & The Gang, Chic, Lonnie Liston Smith, Joe Sample, Winds Of Change”

  1. And so the “all growed up” Michael Jackson makes his transition from child star to adult megastar and global domination with “Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough” reaching No1 on the chart

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