November 3, 1979: Jupiter Beyond, Shalamar, Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer, Prince, Sonny Rollins

Caister Concluded

Last week’s piece continued . . . The party atmosphere was everywhere, especially at the children’s party hosted by Sean (Rasta jacket) French and Chris (“anyone got a fag?”) Brown. Chris Hill on the opening night had set the tone with his Max Bygraves “let me tell you a story” routine, where everyone sits on the floor between doing sillies listening to a particularly moving fairy story. Then there were the anthems, ‘There’ll Always Be A Caister’ and a ‘Dad’s Army’ – like “Who do you think you’re kidding, John Travolta, if you think soul music’s dead?” – plus the now obligatory ‘Shout’ chant. After it was all over, a show of hands produced a Caister playlist, topped by Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’, Kool’s ‘Ladies’ Night’ and Brass Construction’s ‘Movin’’.

By Caister’s end everyone felt as if they’d achieved something significant. Till next time, “rock” on! PS: Southgate Royalty this Friday (2) have a Weekender Awards fancydress party when prize-winners from both Caister and Cornwall will get their goodies, while next Saturday (10) Sidmouth Winter Garden stars Chris Brown & Sean French for the first Perranporth Reunion fancydress party!

Odds ‘N Bods

MCA Records have acquired Atmosfear ‘Dancing In Outer Space’ for imminent 12in reissue (MCAT 543), to be followed by Stix Hooper ‘Cordon Bleu’ (MCAT 536) . . . Shalamar ‘The Second Time Around’ 12in has risen in my estimation since discovering it synchs perfectly with Al Hudson! . . . Robert Zohn last week was misprinted as Robert John in Imports . . . Chris Hill made a cameo appearance in Sunday’s ‘It’ll Be Alright On The Night’ TV show, followed on Monday by his ‘Roadshow Disco’ spot . . . Southampton University’s Friday night Bootsies soul disco now pulls more than the Saturday rock night and is claimed to shatter the stereotyped image of university students only liking one thing . . . Dave Middleton, ex-Peaches, has teamed up with the Bletchley Soul Club to run import-orientated funk nights, the first at Bletchley Sycamore Club on Nov 19 . . . Paul Anthony’s RGS Records at 37 Lichfield Street, Walsall, seems to be attracting all the jocks who are anyone within the Brum area . . . Pop 10 this week (titles outside the UK Disco 90) features: 1(1) Buggles, 2 (2) Blondie, 3 (-) ABBA, 4 (10) Dr Hook, 5 (-) Dusty Springfield, 6 (-) Dooleys, 7 (-) Barbra Streisand ‘Main Event’, 8 (-) Sparks, 9 (7) Police, 10 (3) Specials ‘Gangsters’ . . . Chart contributors: please include slowies too if they’re popular.

UK Newies

JUPITER BEYOND: ‘The River Drive’ (Pye 12P 5012)
Terrifically exciting rattling 126bpm rhythm intro gives way to more smoothly zapping 125bpm melodic chix ‘n strings before the import smash 12in builds back through synthesizer to a rattling 126bpm finale.

SHALAMAR: ‘Right In The Socket’ (from LP ‘Big Fun’, Solar FL 13479) (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
Monster happily rattling and skittering 123bpm “rock” sizzler goes beautifully out of so many other disco hits of the moment (and chops perfectly into Stargard!), while ‘The Right Time For Us’ is a more smoothly “rocking” 125bpm, ‘The Second Time Around’ is the un-remixed 113bpm original version of the now very different 12in, ‘I Owe You One’ is an attractive 112bpm jogger, and ‘Girl’ is almost ‘Shame’-like at 131-130bpm.

BARBRA STREISAND & DONNA SUMMER: ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’ (CBS 13-8000) (BNDA debut 10/27/79)
Barbra’s snail-paced intro seems short now in comparison with the full 11:44 of this the 12in version, which Donna paces at a frantic pop-orientated 136bpm. 

THE FORCE: ‘The Dirty Dog’ (Philadelphia Int’l PIR 13-7928)
Bashing long 126bpm intro with Baskerville-type yowling and yapping becomes a Village People-ish 125-126-127-125bpm 12in “rock’ romper, with a barking final fade. However, hidden on the flip is their far better old import smash, the classic 128(intro)-124-125-127-125bpm ‘Rock Your Baby’ which CBS have finally seen fit to release here. What’s the betting they put out Lonnie Liston Smith’s ‘Space Princess’ next year?

BRICK: ‘Dancin’ Man’ (Bang BANG 1612)
Jittery 125bpm 12in strutter with shrill flute meshing into the jiggling guitar whenever the staccato chaps shut up, while the ‘We’ll Love’ B-side is a sax-led 95bpm instrumental jazz jogger.

DELORES HALL: ‘Snapshot’ (Capitol 12CL 16103)
Long 132bpm intro builds to a pounding 136bpm 12in galloper with automatic camera sound effects and not enough soul screaming amidst the overall zing.

THE TARNEY SPENCER BAND: ‘Cathy’s Clown’ (A&M AMS 7485)
Inspired moodily synthesized and squeakily sung 118bpm 7in pop update of the Everlys’ 1960 classic deserves to smash.

DISCO SPECTACULAR: ‘Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In’ (RCA PC 9413)
The now generally released ‘Hair’ movie’s big hit is incorporated on 118-119-120-119bpm 12in into a jittering ‘Rock To The Drummer’s Beat’ framework – which (at my suggestion) has been edited to stand alone as the totally ‘Hair’-less rattling “rock” flip.

CAPTAIN ZORRO: ‘Phantasm’ (Gem GEM 1211)
Biddu-produced slick synthesizer and cooing 133bpm horror movie theme rattles and chimes along on ghastly bleucchhh!-coloured 12in.

STORM: ‘It’s My House’ (Soundoff SOFD 004)
Sweetly cooing 87-88bpm 12in reggae version of the Diana Ross LP tune by some juvenile-sounding girls, now also on Scope 7in (SC 10).

BARRY BIGGS: ‘What’s Your Sign Girl?’ (Dynamic DYN 150)
Reggae’s one man Stylistics returns with another sweet pop ditty on 83bpm 7in.

MADNESS: ‘One Step Beyond’ (Stiff BUY 56) (BNDA debut 5/31/80)
Frantic 156bpm 7in revival of the Prince Buster’s All Stars ska instrumental that was on the B-side of ‘Al Capone’.

MARTIN CIRCUS: ‘Shine Baby Shine’ (Pye 12P 5009)
Chanted singalong 128bpm 12in Europop galloper like a completely unsubtle white Gibson Brothers.

BENELUX & NANCY DEE: ‘Do It’ (Scope SC 8T)
Disappointingly trite but quite jolly 126-125-126bpm 12in is pure lighthearted pop this time, with giggling girls’ talk and catchy title line build-up halfway.

SHOWBIZZ: ‘Do It In The Dark’ (Capitol 12CL 16096)
Rupert Holmes produced/penned 128bpm 12in has an Instant Funk-ish intro and rhythm break but gets a bit bland when the “disco” chix come hustling in.

FREEDOM: ‘Dance Sing Along’ (Pye 12P 5008)
“Woo-hoo-hoo, get on down” burbling 125bpm 12in chugger, originally on US TK many months ago.


PRINCE: ‘Sexy Dancer’ (from LP ‘Prince’, US Warner Bros. BSK 3366) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
Consistently interesting totally self-performed and sometimes rather rock influenced set, this dynamite powerful 122bpm backbeat whapping panting breath-sucking Emotions-type strutter with jazzy electric piano being even more exciting than the similarly Emotions-like squeaky 118-115bpm ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’, here in 5:47 form with bass-pushed synthesizer second half, ‘I Feel For You’ is an 121bpm variation, the 124-128bpm ‘Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?’ being heavier with searing rock guitar.

SONNY ROLLINS: ‘Harlem Boys’ (from LP ‘Don’t Ask’, US Milestone M-9090)
Veteran avant garde tenor saxist, prone in the past to wander about bouncing sound off the walls, returns with a jogging 108-106-110-109bpm jazz instrumental that while looser than the Sample/Hooper/Crusaders type of thing obviously fits in well with them, and will be on UK 12in soon.

MAXINE NIGHTINGALE: ‘(Bringing Out) The Girl in Me’ (US Midsong CD-11730)
Following her ‘Lead Me On’ US smash, this Ray Parker Jr-penned attractive lazy 116bpm jogger with Chic flavour, long intro and pop appeal could now be big here.

CHARME: ‘Do It For Love’ (US RCA PD-11728)
Chix-squeaked staccato powerful jaunty 121bpm 12in jogger with obvious Emotions influence, plus Toto’s great ‘Georgy Porgy’ redone as 103bpm flip.

LADY B: ‘To The Beat Y’All’ (US TEC 62)
Direct Current’s ‘Everybody Here Must Party’ with a somewhat flat lady doing a DJ rap over the instrumental version to make another ‘Rapper’s Delight’-type 114bpm 12in.

JEAN CARN: ‘My Love Don’t Come Easy’ (from LP ‘When I Find Love’, US’ Philadelphia Int’l JZ 36196) (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
Short atmospheric slow sax ‘Intro’ to a gorgeous steadily tripping 104bpm sensuous soul jogger, while ‘Was That All It Was’ is a syndrum-spiked 115-116bpm soul jogger with Alpert backbeat, ‘Start The Fire’ a 96bpm bumpy soul swayer, ‘What’s On Your Mind’ a Ross-style soft starting 120(intro)-125-126bpm bubbling bass synthesizer-pushed canterer, ‘Give It Up’ a funky 106bpm jiggler like a gentler (old style) Stargard, ‘Lonely Girl In A Cold Cold World’ a relaxed lush 118bpm swayer, ‘All I Really Need Is You’ and the title track both being slow smoochers.

RICK JAMES: ‘Come Into My Life’ (from LP ‘Fire It Up’, US Gordy G8-990M1) (‘Love Gun’ BNDA debut 11/24/79)
Bass-bumped thudding long 7:10 122-123bpm ‘‘rock’’ stamper builds up excitement with smooth jazzy sax as it progresses, ‘Love Gun’ being a bass booming 122bpm chugging funk thumper, the title track a heavy 117-118bpm P-funk lurcher, ‘Lovin’ You Is A Pleasure’ an exaggeratedly sung 123bpm funk jiggler with more melodically flowing passages, ‘Love In The Night’ a sound effects-introed Beatles-ish 41-43bpm smoocher and ‘When Love Is Gone’ a long 7:32 solidly ticking atmospheric slow 37½bpm soul meanderer.

WEBSTER LEWIS: ‘You Deserve To Dance’ (US Epic 9-50780)
Herbie Hancock co-produced chix-led convoluted jittery 129-131bpm 7in romper with whapping backbeat, brassy blasts and – yes – some Emotions flavour! Pity there’s no 12in yet.

FRISKY: ‘You’ve Got Me Dancing In My Sleep’ (from LP ‘Frisky’, US Vanguard VSD 79430) (BNDA debut 1/5/80 & 2/9/80)
Dillard & Boyce-produced classy pure “disco” four-tracker, this being a syndrum-spiked 123bpm chix-cooed skipper, ‘Burn Me Up (With Your Love)’ a Poussez-type precise slow 115bpm clapper, ‘Tutty Frutty Booty’ a clapping and whistle-introed subdued long 120bpm and ‘Love At The First Sight’ a sparsely lush 118bpm smooth story-song jiggler.

PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Haven’t You Heard’ (from LP ‘Pizzazz’, US Elektra 6E-243) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
‘Boogie Wonderland’-type 129-128-129-128-127bpm strutter like a mellower version of her Eddie Henderson tracks, ‘Call On Me’ being another fast 135bpm staccato strutter and ‘Let The Music Take Me’ an even faster 137bpm.

NATURE’S DIVINE: ‘Nature Divine’ (from LP ‘In The Beginning’, US Infinity INF 9013)
Old-fashioned urgent 130bpm organ, guitar ‘n brass-backed chanting soul chugger with rattling break, the chick-led ‘I Never Felt This Way Before’ being a relaxed 130bpm smacker and ‘I Just Can’t Control Myself’ (already reviewed on 7in/promo 12in) a sweet 40/81bpm swayer.

MIGHTY POPE: ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ (from LP ‘Sway’, US RFC RFC 3310) (‘Sweet Blindness’ BNDA debut 9/22/79)
Thumping 126-128-127-126(break)-128bpm disco revival of the Iron Butterfly heavy psychedelic rock classic (it’s a way of saying “in the Garden Of Eden”) lacks the original’s varied textures, but it complements the clippety-clopping 122bpm ‘Sweet Blindness’ 12in burbler.

REN WOODS: ‘I Love The Way You Do It’ (from LP ‘Out Of The Woods’, US ARC JC 36123) (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
Jittery guitar-introed 121bpm squeaky jiggler, along with her bouncy 125bpm ‘Everybody Get Up’ 12in strutter.

SHADOW: ‘I Enjoy Ya’ (from LP ‘Love Lite’, US Elektra 6E-233)
EWF-lke sparse staccato 133bpm harmony clopper, plus the similarly staccato snappy 117(intro)-124-123-121-123-124bpm ‘I Need Love’ 12in smacker.

MENAGE: ‘Alien’ (US 20th Century TCD-100)
Simple but good clonking 128bpm 12in disco treatment of the shocker theme, with chix and chuckling gruff fella.

FIRE AND ICE: ‘Inferno (Burn Baby Burn)’ (US Butterfly FLY-13947) (BNDA debut 12/8/79)
Lalo Schifrin-produced rattling 130-132bpm 12in thumper with zingy “disco” chix.

DADDY DEWDROP: ‘If You Wanna Wanna’ (US Inphasion 428)
Emphatically thudding intro to a fast 135bpm 12in pop pounder, reminiscent of Mitch Ryder’s old ‘60s stormers.

DAVID HUDSON: ‘Pump It’ (US Alston 403)
Arthur Conley-like rattling 128-126-124bpm old-fashioned soulful “dance craze” 12in.

PEACHES & HERB: ‘Roller-Skatin’ Mate’ (from LP ‘Twice The Fire’, US Polydor PD-1-6239) (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
Exciting but overly fast whapping zapping 138bpm romper, about on US promo 12in ahead of UK 7in, the speed restricting it to pop crowds only.

FREDA PAYNE: ‘Red Hot’ (from LP ‘Hot’, Capitol/Tower EST-12003) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
Burbling 118bpm “disco” chugger with freaky stereo effects through the long intro and rattling break, also on UK promo 12in, although the 122bpm ‘Savin’ It’ zingy romper is possibly preferable.

LAKESIDE: ‘Pull My Strings’ (US Solar YD-123)
Heavy chugging 123bpm backbeat stamper with Isleys influence, reviewed on LP and now on 12in.

JEANNE SHY: ‘Night Dancer’ (US RSO RSS 308) (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
Soulfully wailed sparsely backed 129bpm 12in synthesizer pulsator.

Hot Vinyl

Martin Starr (Bristol Smiths / Just 4U etc) reports his Saturday lunchtime Smith 100 jazz-funk session in Prince Street (opposite Unicorn Hotel) is to be the subject of a film documentary and continues by tipping hot imports:

RICK JAMES: ‘Come Into My Life’ (US Gordy LP)
SHADOW: ‘I Need Love’ (US Elektra 12”)
CHARME: ‘Georgy Porgy’ (US RCA 12”)
DADDY DEWDROP: ‘If You Wanna Wanna’ (US Inphasion 12”)
REN WOODS: ‘I Love The Way You Do It’ (US ARC LP) (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
KAT MANDU: ‘Djaga Boogie Woogie’ (US Marlin LP)
Plus the evidently UK-issued ED BENTLEY: ‘Hot E’ (SB 12”)

UK Disco Top 90 – November 3, 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 05 Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night / Too Hot – Mercury 12″
04 03 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
05 04 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
06 08 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star – CBS 7″/LP
07 06 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time – Pablo 12″
08 07 Herb Alpert – Rise – A&M 12″
09 09 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – Solar 12″
10 17 Chic – My Forbidden Lover – Atlantic 12″
11 11 Cognac – How High – Electric 12″
12 12 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night – Epic 12″
13 10 Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights – Casablanca 12″
14 31 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall / Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / She’s Out Of My Life – Epic LP
15 24 Stix Hooper – Cordon Bleu / Brazos River Breakdown / Rum Or Tequila / Little Drummer Boy – US MCA LP
16 13 Tamiko Jones – Can’t Live Without Your Love – Polydor 12″
17 16 Edwin Starr – It’s Called The Rock – 20th Century 12″
18 28 Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On – US AVI LP
19 14 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
20 15 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Sidewalk 12″
21 18 Slick – Sexy Cream – Fantasy 12″
22 22 Van McCoy – The Hustle (remix) – H&L 12″
23 25 O’Jays – Sing A Happy Song – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
24 21 Shalamar – Right In The Socket / Right Time For Us – US Solar LP
25 27 Errol Dunkley – OK Fred – Scope 12″
26 44 Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions – RCA 12″
27 36 Lee Moore – Reachin’ Out – US Source 12″
28 39 Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Ariola Hansa 7″
29 41 Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space – Elite 12″
30 34 Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive – US AZO 12″
31 32 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – WEA 7″/US TK 12″
32 29 Gap Band – Baby Baba Boogie – Mercury 12″
33 19 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
34 20 Gene Chandler – When You’re No. 1 – 20th Century 12″
35 35 Stargard – Wear It Out – US Warner Bros. 12″
36 30 Matumbi – Point Of View – MR 12″
37 50 Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight – US Sugarhill 12″
38 23 Sister Sledge – Lost In Music – Atlantic 7″
39 33 Commodores – Sail On – Motown 7″
40 45 Gloria Gaynor – Let Me Know (I Have A Right) – Polydor 12″
41 57 One Way feat. Al Hudson – Music / I Am Under Your Spell / Come Dance With Me / Now That I Found You – US MCA LP
42 38 Robin Beck – Sweet Talk – US Mercury 12″
43 68 Hudson People – Boogie On Downtown – Virgin 12″
44 26 Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life – Island 12″
45 37 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – Warner Bros. 12″
46 42 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo / Thousand Finger Man – Salsoul 12″/LP
47 43 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – US Warner Bros. 12″
48 40 Poussez – Come On And Do It – Vanguard 12″
49 48 Kat Mandu – The Break – US TK 12″
50 49 Three Degrees – Jump The Gun – Ariola 12″
51 NE Shalamar – Second Time Around – US Solar 12″
52 53 Sergio Mendes Brasil 88 – I’ll Tell You – US Elektra 12″
53 60 Spyro Gyra – Shaker Song – Infinity 12″
54 88 Commodores – Still – Motown 7″
55 56 Stephanie Mills – Put Your Body In It / What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ – 20th Century 12″
56 46 Johnny Mathis – Gone, Gone, Gone – CBS 12″
57 52 Lonnie Liston Smith – A Song For The Children / Nightlife / Street Festival / Fruit Music – US Columbia LP
58 NE Positive Force – We Got The Funk – US Turbo 12″
59 59 Cameo – Find My Way / It’s Serious – Casablanca 12″
60 51 Bobby Rush – I Wanna Do The Do – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
61 54 Bill Summers – Feel The Heat / Dancing Lady – Prestige 12″
62 47 Roxy Music – Angel Eyes – Polydor 12″
63 74 Discotheque – Intro Disco – Mercury 12″
64 61 Stanley Clarke – Just A Feeling – Epic LP/US 12″
65 NE Isaac Hayes – Don’t Let Go / Fever – Polydor 12″/LP
66 55 Eddie Henderson – Runnin’ To Your Love / This Band Is Hot / Sunchaser – Capitol LP
67 76 Herb Alpert – Street Life / Rotation / 1980 – US A&M LP
68 58 Diana Ross – No One Gets The Prize – Motown 7″
69 66 Emotions – I Should Be Dancing – CBS 7″
70 64 Debbie Jacobs – Undercover Lover – MCA 12″/LP
71 72 Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep – US Warner Bros. LP
72 81 Jay Hoggard – West End Dancer – US GRP/Arista LP
73 62 Wayne Henderson – Dancin’ Love Affair / I Want Cha To Dance – US Polydor 12″/LP
74 86 Teena Marie – Don’t Look Back – Motown 12″
75 69 Lalo Schifrin – No One Home – US Tabu 12″
76 77 Sterling – Roll-Her, Skater – Motown 12″
77 71 Crème D’Cocoa – Doin’ The Dog – US Venture 12″
78 79 Sly Dunbar – Rasta Fiesta – Virgin Front Line 12″
79 85 Gibson Brothers – Better Do It Salsa / Que Sera Mi Vida / West Indies – Island LP
80 NE Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music – US Epic 12″
81 NE Nature’s Divine – I Just Can’t Control Myself / Nature’s Divine / Never Felt This Way Before – US Infinity 12″ promo/LP
82 84 Marvels – Sh-Boom – Dimples 12″
83 82 Hi-Tension – There’s A Reason – Island 12″
84 78 Con Funk Shun – Chase Me – Mercury 12″
85 73 Cleveland Eaton – The Birmingham Train / Get Off / Free At Last / I Don’t Know – US Ovation LP
86 RE Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss – Casablanca 12″
87 RE Ritchie Family – Put Your Feet To The Beat – US Casablanca 12″
88 83 David Naughton – Makin’ It – RSO 12″
89 NE Bob Marley – So Much Trouble In The World – Island 7″
90 NE Vernon Burch – Get Up / Never Can Find The Way / For You / Sammy Joanne – US Chocolate City LP
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 6/16/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#5 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 7/28/79) / #9 (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
#10 (BNDA debut 9/1/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#13 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #16 (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
#19 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #21 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #24 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#28 (BNDA debut 3/15/80) / #31 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 5/12/79)
#33 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #34 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #35 (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
#37 (BNDA debut 10/13/79) / #40 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #41 (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
#42 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #44 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #45 (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
#46 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #47 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #48 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#49 (BNDA debut 8/11/79) / #50 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #51 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#52 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #55 (BNDA debut 6/2/79) / #58 (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
#59 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #65 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #68 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#70 (BNDA debut 6/2/79 & 1/5/80) / #71 (BNDA debut 10/13/79) / #79 (BNDA debut 7/12/80)
#80 (BNDA debut 10/27/79) / #86 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #87 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#88 (BNDA debut 3/10/79)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

ANITA WARD: ‘Don’t Drop My Love’ (TK 12”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
BLOOD SISTERS: ‘Ring My Bell’ (Sound City 12”)
GONZALEZ: ‘Move It To The Music’ / ‘People’s Party’ (Sidewalk 12”)
REN WOODS: ‘Everybody Get Up’ / ‘I Love The Way You Do It’ (US ARC LP) (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
MARY STAVIN: ‘Feeling Good Being Bad’ (Ariola 12”)
MIGHTY POPE: ‘Sweet Blindness’ / ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ (US RFC LP) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
KOOL & THE GANG: ‘Hangin’ Out’ / ‘Tonight’s The Night’ / ‘If You Feel Like Dancin’’ (Mercury LP)
CHIC: ‘My Feet Keep Dancing’ / ‘What About Me’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 9/1/79)
ASHFORD & SIMPSON: ‘Stay Free’ / ‘Dance Forever’ / ‘Nobody Knows’ (Warner Bros. LP) (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
RANDY CRAWFORD: ‘I Stand Accused’ / ‘Endlessly’ (Warner Bros. LP)
CHOSEN FEW: ‘Boogie Army (Boogie Down)’ (Ariola Hansa 12”)
MARY WILSON: ‘Red Hot’ (Motown 12”) (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
UNYQUE: ‘Keep On Making Me High’ (DJM 12”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
MATCH: ‘Mister Dee Jay’ (Flamingo 12”)
FREDA PAYNE: ‘Band Of Gold’ (Inferno 7”)
DESTINATION: ‘Move On Up / Up Up Up’ (US Butterfly 12”) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
DAN-I: ‘Monkey Chop’ (Island 7”)
SEVENTH EXTENSION: ‘Reasons’ (Scope 12”)
GEORGE MCCRAE: ‘Don’t You Feel My Love’ (TK 7”)
HERBIE MANN: ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ / ‘Comin’ Home Baby’ / ‘Yellow Fever’ / ‘Hey Pocky A-Way’ (US Atlantic LP)
DAZZLE: ‘You Dazzle Me’ (US De-Lite LP)
PLEASURE: ‘The Real Thing’ / ‘Glide’ (US Fantasy 12”) (BNDA debut 12/8/79)
ADRENALIN: ‘Feel The Real’ (Hithouse 12”)
PATRICK HERNANDEZ: ‘I Give You Rendezvous’ / ‘Back To The Boogie’ (Gem LP) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
ELUSION: ‘When The Bell Rings (Come Out Dancin’)’ (US Midsong 12”)
JEAN CARN: ‘What’s On Your Mind’ / ‘Give It Up’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP) (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
MARTIN CIRCUS: ‘Shine Baby Shine’ (Pye 12”)
UNCLE LOUIE: ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ (US TK 12”)
CARLOS ROMANOS: ‘Are You Ready’ (PVK 12”)
DAN HARTMAN: ‘Hands Down’ (Blue Sky 12”) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
LOVE UNLIMITED: ‘High Steppin’, Hip Dressin’ Fella’ (US Unlimited Gold 12”)
SHADOW: ‘I Need Love’ / ‘I Enjoy Ya’ (US Elektra 12”)
SHOWBIZZ: ‘Do It In The Dark’ (US Capitol 12”)
LES MCCANN: ‘Dance Again’ (US A&M LP)
SONNY ROLLINS: ‘Harlem Boys’ (US Milestone LP)
JIMMY CASTOR BUNCH: ‘Don’t Do That” (US Cotillion 12”)
PRINCE: ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ (US Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
TOUCH OF CLASS: ‘I Need Action’ / ‘Let Yourself Go’ (US Roadshow LP)
LADY B: ‘To The Beat Y’All’ (US TEC 12”)
CHARME: ‘Do It For Love’ / ‘Georgy Porgy’ (US RCA 12”)
STORM: ‘It’s My House’ (Soundoff 12”)

3 thoughts on “November 3, 1979: Jupiter Beyond, Shalamar, Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer, Prince, Sonny Rollins”

  1. Gawd those Caister Weekenders with the organised “fun” sound absolutely horrendous! I cringe when reading about them.


  2. An evening/afternoon in the main (funk) room at Caister in the 198os was the nearest thing you could get to a rave without/before 1988 and ecstasy. The excitement overload and the condensation billowing out of those massive venues had to be seen to be believed.


    1. Actually in 1988 that room (albeit at Prestatyn where Caister had moved to) literally became a rave as the amazing footage in YouTube shows. The footage on Prestatyn 1988 part 2 around the 9 minute mark is the best footage of any rave from 1988 ive ever seen and probably also a record of the first ever rave anywhere on that scale. Even though the music has turned 100% overnight to acid house in some ways old ways are lingering on as there’s people waving pints of beer on the dance floor.
      Many of the things that became synonymous with raves were lifted straight from the funk weekender/alldayers mass blowing of whistles/the scale of the venues/ all the punters facing a raised area with the djs facing back/thousands travelling miles to a multi roomed site even Froggys massive sound system did the rounds of the bug Acid House parties in 1989.


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