October 27, 1979: Dan Hartman, Lee Moore, Gonzalez, Vernon Burch, Love Unlimited

Caister Continued

Beefcake Corner this week shows debonair drag artistes Robbie Vincent and Chris Hill in matching colour co-ordinated cerise tracksuits while Showstopper Promotions’ John Morris points in alarm at approaching hordes of hooligans! The 2nd Caister Soul Weekender resulted in over £10,000-worth of damage at the Ladbrokes chalet camp (the caravans coming out practically unscathed), caused mainly during the high-jinks of the first few hours’ flush of excitement, with later malicious damage being the evident work of a small organised gang. However, far from this being a shock-horror-gasp story, the vast majority of holidaying funksters were completely unaware of any underlying tension. Next April’s Caister Weekender, though, will revert to a more manageable number of carefully vetted ticket holders. There really were too many people everywhere, queuing for everything . . . often in fancy dress. The best that I saw were two guys dressed up to appear as if they were each riding astride an Emu, with false legs dangling and reins controlling the long Emu neck (they went around nicking peoples’ chips – or attacking Greg Edwards – with their beaks!), while Canvey Goldmine-owning Stan and Jane Barrett looked glittery in completely “gold” miners gear.


Odds ‘N Bods

EMI merge both GRD and LRD Disco Departments under plugger Gof Abbey . . . Umberto Tozzi ‘Gloria’ is now on 12in (Epic PC 12-7415) with the original Italian version on 2-track flip . . . Donna Summer’s Casablanca ‘Greatest Hits’ double LP will be promoed with a specially segued 12in medley for jocks . . . Disco Dates was somehow missing last week so my Friday gig at Tony Valence’s Leysdown Island club was under-publicised –  though Nikki Peck plugged it in his Kent Evening Post column and who should be at the Island but Zoot Money, filming with bike stunter Eddie Kidd! . . . Megamix The Mighty Chopper (that’s me!) will Thursday (25) be opening Catford’s Checquers record shop at 4 pm and funking Erith 2001 club at 10:30 pm . . . Brass Construction ‘Movin’’ is of course 120-123bpm (not as printed last week), with a quiet 20 beat intro which can mix spectacularly through something else at 120bpm (like ‘Whistle Bump’!), while other oldies currently reviving include Dennis Coffey ‘Wings Of Fire’ (US Westbound 12in) at 123(intro)-121-120(break onwards)-121(final part)bpm, Crown Heights Affair ‘Far Out’ (‘Do It Your Way’ US De-Lite LP) at 123-126bpm, Roy Ayers ‘Running Away’ (US Polydor 12in) at 116bpm . . . Larry Foster (Ilford Room At The Top etc), being very droll, wants the BPM for ‘March Of The Mods’ (ho ho ho!) – it’s 144bpm if you use Joe Loss’s old 7in (HMV POP 1351) . . . Pye’s R&B Division are holding auditions in Britain’s six major centres starting at Manchester City Supporters Club Hall on November 7/8, prospective singers/groups being asked by radio jocks Mike Shaft and Terry Lennaine to send preliminary audition tapes to Pye first . . . Steve Walsh (London Lyceum etc) now manages new young black jazz-funkers Earthline Connection, with a record already cut (enquiries on 01-724-1559) . . . Chris Dinnis never stays still down in Devon, he’s now solo on Saturdays and Andy Pinney does Tuesdays at funky Sidmouth Winter Garden . . . Alf Campbell wishes his Thurs/Friday punters at Balloch Roundabout Inn, Loch Lomond, would wake up to the fact that the records he’s playing now are what they subsequently request in two months’ time after radio’s played ‘em . . . Mike O’Brien does Mon thru Thursday at Southampton Fridays, which seems contrary somehow! . . . Ashley Woods (Sleaford) wants details of his local Lincolnshire DJ association – can anyone help? . . . Herb Alpert’s ‘Rise’ was impossible to avoid on New York radio in mid-July yet it’s taken this long to hit US number 1 . . . Lonnie Liston Smith must appreciate RCA’s efforts on his behalf, but what about his current label, CBS? . . . Earth, Wind & Fire appeared on at least three LPs prior to the reissued ‘Last Days And Time’, their first eponymously-titled solo set being on Warner Bros. in 1971 . . . Memo to certain disco pluggers “Blacks, whores, pimps, pushers and Arabs” buy records too, and many of them probably have more money to spend than most!


UK Newies

DAN HARTMAN: ‘Hands Down’ (Blue Sky SKY 13-7896) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Gas of a happily romping, stomping and clapping 124bpm 12in reruns his past hit ideas with added Wonder-ful harmonica to make an incredibly exhilarating stormer that leaps along surprisingly at a slower lick than his oldies but should be just as big.

LEE MOORE: ‘Reachin’ Out (For Your Love)’ (Source 12SRC 100)
Past its peak on import though now finally out here through EMI, the great happily jiggling but smoothly stamping 125-126bpm brassy 12in sould smacker has a brief rhythm lull and wheezling synthesizer between bursts of buoyantly bubbling bass.

GONZALEZ: ‘Move It To The Music’ (Sidewalk 12SID 114)
Remorselessly pounding brassy fast 134bpm 12in flier now seems overly frantic for current dance steps, but the Dr Buzzard-influenced jittery 118(intro)-117bpm ‘Peoples Party’ B-side “rock” clapper is indeed just right! 

GEORGE BENSON: ‘Hey Girl’ (Warner Bros. K 17472)
Gorgeous 38bpm 7in revival of Freddy Scott’s lovely Goffin & King-penned 1963 smoocher.

DONNA SUMMER & BARBRA STREISAND: ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’ (Casablanca CAN 174) (BNDA debut 10/27/79)
Snail-paced typical Streisand first part erupts into an overly fast 136bpm Summer sizzler, better suited to radio than disco, out on 7in now ahead of the CBS 12in, while evidently the LP versions are actually the longest.

VILLAGE PEOPLE: ‘Sleazy’ (Mercury 9198478) (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
Totally pop-aimed raucous fast 137bpm 12in pounder, with a more melodic Four Season-ish 136bpm ‘Save Me’ flip.

THE QUICK: ‘Sharks Are Cool, Jets Are Hot’ (Epic EPC 12-7856)
While up at these fast tempos, this remixed 137-138bpm 12in of the catchy pop radio fave just happens to seem like a perfect mix out of ‘Sleazy’.

ISAAC HAYES: ‘Fever’ (from LP ‘Don’t Let Go’, Polydor 2480510) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
Rattling and thumping intro builds into a good long instrumental preamble to this fast jittery 131bpm Little Willie John revival that’s far funkier (for twirlers) than the 136bpm title track.

JANIS IAN: ‘Fly Too High’ (CBS 7936) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
Giorgio-produced surprisingly subtle cool 127bpm 7in loper with muted trumpet and beautiful flowing vocal, not actually disco as such but fabulous anyway.

JANET KAY: ‘Closer To You’ (Arawak 12RIC 102)
Disturbingly offbeat squeaking and throbbing into to a powerfully arranged self-penned 63/126bpm 12in reggae swayer, slightly slower before the dub last half.

SEVENTH EXTENSION: ‘Reasons’ (Scope SC 5T)
Earth, Wind & Fire’s old classic, speeded up (possibly too much) to make a 65/131bpm 12in reggae version with dub last half.

AMII STEWART: ‘Jealousy’ (Atlantic K 11386)
Galloping 130bpm 7in Europop racer with exciting short synthesizer break.

MARY WILSON: ‘Red Hot’ (Motown PSLP 298) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
Pantingly squealed gradually accelerating 102-108bpm slinky chugger, on promo 12in here but also on confusingly different US 12in remix.

DALTON & DUBARRI: ‘I (You) Can Dance All By My (Your) Self’ (Hilltak DJR 18007)
Urgent throbbing 132-133bpm 12in disco pounder with gruff guys, acid guitar and various breaks, warm on import months ago.

UNYQUE: ‘Keep On Making Me High’ (DJM DJR 18006) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
Overly fast 140-138-139bpm New York galloper on 12in, for Debbie Jacobs fans.

MARY STAVIN: ‘Feeling Good, Being Bad’ (Ariola AROC 179)
Ex-beauty queen phonetically “sings” a lightly tripping 125bpm canterer on 12in with outsized label photo of her taking up most of the record surface.

VIVIAN WEATHERS: ‘Just A Game’ (Island 12WIP 8529)
Bass heavy but slowly sung (by a bloke) 73bpm 12in reggae throbber.

ERROL DUNKLEY: ‘Little Way Different’ (Arawak 12RIC 104)
Pleasant 65bpm 12in reggae chugger, not another ‘OK’.

DELEGATION: ‘Put A Little Love On Me’ (Ariola AROC 188)
Male-sung ‘Good Times’ rip-off on 112bpm 12in.

MATCH: ‘Mister Dee Jay’ (Flamingo 12-FM 6)
Syndrum intro to a Bee Gee-ish falsetto-sung muddled 132bpm 12in that badly lacks direction and a decent beat.


Imports

VERNON BURCH: ‘Get Up’ LP (US Chocolate City CLP 2009)
Consistently good soul set, the slightly dated but “rocking” 121 bpm title-track jiggly chugger has swanee whistle over the rattling break, while similar are the Michael Jackson-ish 121 bpm ‘Never Can Find The Way (Hot Love)’ jitterer and 120 bpm ‘Sammy Joanne’ backbeater, the lovely lilting 120 bpm ‘For You’ loper being Stevie Wonder-ish and smacking 124 bpm ‘Arrogant Lady’ strutter being Isley-ish.

LOVE UNLIMITED: ‘High Steppin’, Hip Dressin’ Fella (You Got It Together)’ (US Unlimited Gold 4Z8-1410)
Barry White-produced sinuously rolling slightly Latin 104 bpm Chic-type 12in jogger goes well with ‘My Forbidden Lover’.

CHARANGA ‘76: ‘No Nos Pararan’ LP (US TR TR1146)
Great sparser but rattling Spanish-sung (in part) Latin versions of several Chic/Sledge hits, plus the 115 bpm ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ title track, ‘Amor Proibido (My Forbidden Lover)’ at 105 bpm, ‘We Are Family (Somos Familia)’ at 115 bpm and ‘Good Times (Como Vamos A Gozar)’ at 111 bpm all well worth using as interesting alternatives.

FEVER: ‘Beat Of The Night’ (US Fantasy D-143) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
Excitingly pounding fast 131 bpm 12in “disco” romper, while the chix are more subdued on the syndrums-spiked plonking backbeat “rocking” 125½ bpm ‘Pump It Up’ flip, which “lifts off’’ dramatically towards the end.

SHALAMAR: ‘The Second Time Around’ (US Solar YD-11733) (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
Completely remixed burbling syndrum-spiked 116 bpm 12in shuffler still pales in comparison with the vastly more exciting (and popular) ‘Right In The Socket’, though the sorta Jacksons meet (old style) Real Thing sound may appeal to some.

GENE CHANDLER: ‘That Funky Disco Rhythm’ (US 20th Century TCD-98)
“Skoobedoo” chix-introed clippety clopping 117 bpm 12in “rock’’ loper shifts into Chic/Sledge style strings during the last part.

FLORA PURIM: ‘Carry On’ LP (US Warner Bros. BSK 3344)
George Duke-produced Latin lady’s jaggedly brassy specialist jazz title-track strutter is 129(intro)-131-128 bpm with exotic percussion, ‘Sarara’ being a heavily textured slow 86 bpm jogger, ‘Love Lock’ a wordlessly “ahh”-ed attractive 120-121 bpm jitterer and ‘Freeway Jam’ a bass-pushed 137-139 bpm wordless driver with acid guitar.

AZYMUTH: ‘Jazz Carnival’ (LP ‘Light As A Feather’, US Milestone M-9089)
Brazilian-recorded fabulous fast flying 134-133-134-136 bpm jazz synthesizer leaper with syndrums and skittery rattling rhythm gets really exciting if very specialist before it runs down after 9:29 to a slow end.

SHADOW: ‘I Need Love’ (US Elektra AS-11431)
Snappily jerky and spikily jagged multi-textured 117(intro)-124 bpm jazz-funk instrumental transforms after a while on long 8:36 12in into a staccato soul group vocal smacker shifting through 123-121-123-124 bpm.

DAVE VALENTIN: ‘Do It Again’ (from LP ‘The Hawk’, US Arista/GRP GP 5006)
New young jazz flautist’s pleasant but less than vital set has a bass-snapped bumpily booming slow 97 bpm instrumental of the Steely Dan tune, an ultra-specialist complex fast tootling 131 bpm title-track and Angela Bofill-sung ‘We’ll Make Love’ bump slow smoocher, while ‘Marcosinho’ has long meandering build up and let down with a beefily jogging 111 bpm main central section.

MARGARET REYNOLDS: ‘Keep On Holding On’ (US Sunshine Sound S-4213)
Bass-booted 127-128 bpm 12in romper with thudding breaks and sizzling synth.

PAULETTE REAVES: ‘It’s In Me’ (US PIP 427)
Jerky shrill staccato slow 109-114 bpm 12in lurcher like a more soulful Chic.

ROBERT ZOHN: ‘If It Takes All Night’ (US Sunshine Sound 211)
Nicely dated 104 bpm soul jogger like the old Malaco/‘Clean Up Woman’ sound, only 3:50 on 12in with 4:18 instrumental flip.

CUBBY ST. CHARLES: ‘Party’ (US Salsoul SG 310)
Throatily hollered thudding 110 bpm 12in soul jiggler.

BARBARA LAW: ‘Take All Of Me’ (US Pavillion 4Z8 6401) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
Cowbell-clonking 114 bpm intro gives way to mushy pop chix over steadily walking 112-113-114 bpm bass, on 12in of course.

D’LLEGANCE: ‘Share My Love’ (US RSO RSS 306) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
Frothy 134 bpm girlie group 12in “disco” flier.

JOHN GIBBS: ‘J’Ouvert’ (US TEC 51) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
Rattling 110-113 bpm “rock” 12in lacks positive excitement despite every ingredient (including subdued steel drums) being bashed, struck and shaken.

VICKI SUE ROBINSON: ‘What’s Happening In My Life’ (US RCA PD-11721)
Blandly galloping 129 bpm 12in romper.

SIREN: ‘Morning Music’ (US Midsong MD 513) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
Dully thudding intro to a pop-orientated zingy 121 bpm girlie group 12in.

NORTH SOUTH EAST & WEST: ‘Keep On Dancing’ (US AVI AVI-12-286-D)
Fifth Dimension-ish dated 135 bpm 12in canterer.

CONTROLLERS: ‘I Can’t Turn The Boogie Loose’ (US TK Disco TKD-409) (BNDA debut 10/27/79)
Basic jittery 110-111 bpm 12in plodder sung in Jacksons/Gibsons-ish style, with “slow” 106-108 bpm B-side version for some reason.

VARIATIONS: ‘I Love You And Disco Too’ (US Salsoul SG 313)
Long 116 bpm plopping bongo intro finally reaches sub-Jacksons singing on messy 117 bpm 12in.

SCOTT ALLAN: ‘I Think We’re Alone Now / Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ (US TK Disco 426) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
Shondells/Shirelles classics combined to make a clomping 125 bpm chix-introed then 124 bpm male-sung pop 12in.

DISCO CIRCUS: ‘Over And Over’ (US Columbia 43-11053) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
Synthetically burbling 127 bpm Europop 12in.


Hot Vinyl

King Enri opens a new branch of Chequers record shop at 19 The Broadway, Catford, South London, this week – and I’ll be officiating for him (and doing a mix or two!) at the grand opening ceremony this Thursday (25) at 4pm! See you there? As a jock (Peckham Red Bull etc), Enri’s import tips include:

FRED WESLEY: ‘Say Blow By Blow Backwards’ (US Atlantic LP)
LADY B: ‘To The Beat Y’All’ (US TEC 12”)
HERBIE MANN: ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ (US Atlantic LP)
BELL & JAMES: ‘Shakedown’ / ‘Say It’s Gonna Last Forever’ (US A&M LP)
JAKOB MAGNUSSON: ‘Special Treatment’ / ‘Magnetic Storm’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
SPINNERS: ‘Disco Ride’ / ‘One, One, Two, Two, Boogie Woogie Avenue’ (US Atlantic LP)
DEBORAH WASHINGTON: ‘Rock It’ (US Ariola LP)
NATURAL HIGH: ‘Reachin’ Out’ / ‘Dance To The Funk’ / ‘Don’t Be Lonely’ (US Chimneyville LP)


UK Disco Top 90 – October 27, 1979

01 01 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Epic 12″
02 02 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
03 03 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
04 04 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
05 08 Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night – Mercury 12″
06 05 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time – Pablo 12″
07 07 Herb Alpert – Rise / Aranjuez – A&M 12″
08 13 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star – CBS 7″/LP
09 10 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – Solar 12″
10 15 Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights – Casablanca 12″
11 19 Cognac – How High – Electric 12″
12 23 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night – Epic 12″
13 21 Tamiko Jones – Can’t Live Without Your Love – Polydor 12″
14 09 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
15 06 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Sidewalk 12″
16 17 Edwin Starr – It’s Called The Rock – 20th Century 12″
17 30 Chic – My Forbidden Lover – Atlantic 12″
18 12 Slick – Sexy Cream – Fantasy 12″
19 11 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
20 16 Gene Chandler – When You’re No. 1 – 20th Century 12″
21 24 Shalamar – Right In The Socket / Right Time For Us / Second Time Around – US Solar LP
22 20 Van McCoy – The Hustle (remix) – H&L 12″
23 14 Sister Sledge – Lost In Music – Atlantic 7″
24 32 Stix Hooper – Cordon Bleu / Brazos River Breakdown / Rum Or Tequila – US MCA LP
25 29 O’Jays – Sing A Happy Song – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
26 18 Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life – Island 12″
27 41 Errol Dunkley – OK Fred – Scope 12″
28 45 Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On – US AVI LP
29 27 Gap Band – Baby Baba Boogie – Mercury 12″
30 33 Matumbi – Point Of View – MR 12″
31 35 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall / Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night – Epic LP
32 43 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – WEA 7″/US TK 12″
33 22 Commodores – Sail On – Motown 7″
34 44 Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive – US AZO 12″
35 46 Stargard – Wear It Out – US Warner Bros. 12″
36 26 Lee Moore – Reachin’ Out – US Source 12″
37 25 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – Warner Bros. 12″
38 47 Robin Beck – Sweet Talk – US Mercury 12″
39 53 Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Ariola Hansa 7″
40 37 Poussez – Come On And Do It – Vanguard 12″
41 51 Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space – Elite 12″
42 34 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo – Salsoul 12″
43 40 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – US Warner Bros. 12″
44 54 Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions – RCA 12″
45 86 Gloria Gaynor – Let Me Know (I Have A Right) – Polydor 12″
46 28 Johnny Mathis – Gone, Gone, Gone – CBS 12″
47 31 Roxy Music – Angel Eyes – Polydor 12″
48 56 Kat Mandu – The Break – US TK 12″
49 63 Three Degrees – Jump The Gun – Ariola 12″
50 79 Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight – US Sugarhill 12″
51 39 Bobby Rush – I Wanna Do The Do – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
52 42 Lonnie Liston Smith – A Song For The Children / Nightlife / Street Festival / Fruit Music – US Columbia LP
53 59 Sergio Mendes Brasil 88 – I’ll Tell You – US Elektra 12″
54 48 Bill Summers – Feel The Heat / Dancing Lady – Prestige 12″
55 49 Eddie Henderson – Runnin’ To Your Love / This Band Is Hot / Sunchaser – Capitol LP
56 38 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It / What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ – 20th Century 12″
57 NE One Way feat. Al Hudson – Music / I Am Under Your Spell / Come Dance With Me / Now That I Found You – US MCA LP
58 55 Diana Ross – No One Gets The Prize – Motown 7″
59 65 Cameo – Find My Way / It’s Serious – Casablanca 12″
60 61 Spyro Gyra – Shaker Song – Infinity 12″
61 60 Stanley Clarke – Just A Feeling – Epic LP/US 12″
62 74 Wayne Henderson – Dancin’ Love Affair / I Want Cha To Dance – US Polydor 12″ promo/LP
63 36 Chic – Good Times – Atlantic 12″
64 64 Debbie Jacobs – Undercover Lover – MCA 12″/LP
65 52 Bill Lovelady – Reggae For It Now – Charisma 7″
66 76 Emotions – I Should Be Dancing – CBS 7″
67 66 Archie Bell & The Drells – Strategy – Philadelphia Int’l 7″/US 12″
68 NE Hudson People – Boogie On Downtown – Virgin 12″
69 68 Lalo Schifrin – No One Home – US Tabu 12″
70 85 Mexicano – Move Up Starsky – Ice 12″
71 82 Crème D’Cocoa – Doin’ The Dog – US Venture 12″
72 NE Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep – US Warner Bros. LP
73 NE Cleveland Eaton – The Birmingham Train / Get Off / Free At Last / I’m Lonely Tonight – US Ovation LP
74 75 Discotheque – Intro Disco – Mercury 12″
75 67 Rose Royce – Rainbow Connection (all cuts) – Whitfield LP
76 NE Herb Alpert – Street Life / Rotation / 1980 – US A&M LP
77 72 Sterling – Roll-Her, Skater – Motown 12″
78 58 Con Funk Shun – Chase Me – Mercury 12″
79 70 Sly Dunbar – Rasta Fiesta – Virgin Front Line 12″
80 73 Jeff Wayne – The Eve Of The War – CBS 12″
81 NE Jay Hoggard – West End Dancer – US GRP/Arista LP
82 77 Hi-Tension – There’s A Reason – Island 12″
83 71 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
84 NE Marvels – Sh-Boom – Dimples 12″
85 RE Gibson Brothers – Better Do It Salsa / Que Sera Mi Vida / West Indies – Island LP
86 NE Teena Marie – Don’t Look Back – Motown 12″
87 NE 7th Wonder – Do It With Your Body – US Parachute LP
88 RE Commodores – Still / Gettin’ It / Midnight Magic – Motown LP
89 84 Twennynine feat. Lenny White – Citi Dancin’ / Betta / Best Of Friends – US Elektra LP
90 NE Cameo – I Just Want To Be / Energy – US Chocolate City 12″/LP
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #4 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#5 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #7 (BNDA debut 7/28/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
#10 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#13 (BNDA debut 8/11/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #17 (BNDA debut 9/1/79)
#18 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #19 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #20 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#21 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #26 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 5/12/79)
#31 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #35 (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
#37 (BNDA debut 7/14/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #39 (BNDA debut 3/15/80)
#40 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #42 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #43 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#45 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #48 (BNDA debut 8/11/79) / #49 (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
#50 (BNDA debut 10/13/79) / #53 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #56 (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
#57 (BNDA debut 11/3/79) / #58 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #59 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#63 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #64 (BNDA debut 6/2/79 & 1/5/80) / #72 (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
#80 (BNDA debut 2/16/80) / #83 (BNDA debut 3/10/79) / #85 (BNDA debut 7/12/80)
#90 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

ISAAC HAYES: ‘Don’t Let Go’ / ‘Fever’ (US Polydor LP) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
RITCHIE FAMILY: ‘Put Your Feet To The Beat’ (US Casablanca 12” promo) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
ANITA WARD: ‘Don’t Drop My Love’ (TK 12”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
NATURE’S DIVINE: ‘Nature’s Divine’ / ‘I Just Can’t Control Myself’ / ‘Never Felt This Way Before’ (US Infinity LP)
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: ‘Dance To The Music’ (US Epic 12”) (BNDA debut 10/27/79)
GONZALEZ: ‘Move It To The Music’ / ‘People’s Party’ (Sidewalk 12”)
MIGHTY POPE: ‘Sweet Blindness’ (US RFC 12”) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Stay Free’ / ‘Crazy’ / ‘Nobody Knows’ (Warner Bros. LP) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
DAVID FATHEAD NEWMAN: ‘The Buggs’ / ‘One Step At A Time’ / ‘Rock Me Baby’ (US Prestige LP)
VERNON BURCH: ‘Get Up’ / ‘Never Can Find The Way’ (US Chocolate City LP)
RANDY CRAWFORD: ‘I Stand Accused’ / ‘Endlessly’ (Warner Bros. LP)
KAREN SILVER: ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ / ‘Hot Stuff’ (Arista 12”) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
CHIC: ‘My Feet Keep Dancing’ / ‘What About Me’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘Movin’’ (UA LP)
POSITIVE FORCE: ‘We Got The Funk’ (US Turbo 12”) (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
DEODATO: ‘Whistle Bump’ (US Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 5/27/78)
CHANSON: ‘Rock Don’t Stop’ / ‘Sing All Night’ / ‘Make It Happen’ (US Ariola LP)
CHOSEN FEW: ‘Boogie Army (Boogie Down)’ (Ariola Hansa 12”)
BARBRA STREISAND: ‘The Main Event / Fight’ (CBS 12”) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
STANLEY CLARKE: ‘Together Again’ (Epic 7”)
DEXTER WANSEL: ‘I’ll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco)’ / ‘Sweetest Pain’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
CHARANGA 79: ‘Good Times’ / ‘My Forbidden Lover’ / ‘No Nos Pararan’ (US TR LP)
JOE SAMPLE: ‘There Are Many Stops Along The Way’ / ‘Carmel’ (MCA LP)
FLORA PURIM: ‘Baby Blue’ (Mercury 12”)
REN WOODS: ‘Everybody Get Up’ (US ARC 12”) (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
UNYQUE: ‘Keep On Making Me High’ / ‘Party Down’ / ‘It’s Hot’ (DJM 12”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
MARY STAVIN: ‘Feeling Good Being Bad’ (Ariola 12”)
GEORGE MCCRAE: ‘Don’t You Feel My Love’ (TK 7”)
FAZE-O: ‘Breaking The Funk’ (US She LP)
PATRICK HERNANDEZ: ‘I Give You Rendezvous’ / ‘Back To The Boogie’ (Gem LP) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
MARY WILSON: ‘Red Hot’ (Motown 12”) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
YUSEF LATEEF: ‘Morocco’ (US CTI LP)
DAVID SIMMONS: ‘Holdin’ Back’ (US Fantasy 12”)
UNCLE LOUIE: ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ (US TK 12”)
DESTINATION: ‘Move On Up / Up Up Up’ (US Butterfly 12”) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
HERBIE MANN: ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ / ‘Comin’ Home Baby’ (US Atlantic LP)
ELUSION: ‘When The Bell Rings (Come Out Dancin’)’ (US Midsong 12”)
STAN GETZ: ‘Hopscotch’ / ‘You Me And The Spring’ (US Columbia LP)


Pop Ten

Those pop jocks unable to work out for themselves which of the current pop hits might have dance appeal may care to peruse this listing, which separates out from the Breakers those pop-orientated hits that have insufficient support (thank God!) to appear in the Disco 90:

1. BUGGLES: ‘Video Killed The Radio Star’ (Island 7”)
2. BLONDIE: ‘Dreaming’ (Chrysalis 7”)
3. SPECIALS: ‘Gangsters’ (2-Tone 7”)
4. MADNESS: ‘The Prince’ (2-Tone 7”)
5. BONEY M.: ‘Gotta Go Home’ (Atlantic 7”)
6. SHEILA HYLTON: ‘Breakfast In Bed’ (Ballistic 12”)
7. POLICE: ‘Message In A Bottle’ (A&M 7”)
8. ADDRISI BROTHERS: ‘Ghost Dancer’ (Scotti Bros. 12”)
9. THE QUICK: ‘Sharks Are Cool, Jets Are Hot’ (Epic 12”)
10. DR HOOK: ‘When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman’ (US Capitol 12”)

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