November 17, 1979: Sugarhill Gang, Stix Hooper, Shalamar, Phyllis Hyman, Chuck Cissel

Odds ‘N Bods

Lake District look out – Chris Hill plus a carload including myself will be at Whitehaven’s Whitehouse in Strand Street this Sunday for a “Cartoon Characters & Monsters” fancydress funkathon! . . . Rose Royce is due on 12in after all, Fern Kinney is now on UK-issued German import 12in (K 79101T), Ritchie Family 12in is out next week, Stargard will only be on 7in . . . Village People ‘Sleazy’ is deleted as of this weekend to be replaced by ‘Ready For The 80s’ . . . Nature’s Divine ‘Nature Divine’ / ‘I Just Can’t Control Myself’ is due on 12in . . . Positive Force has been delayed until early December . . . Brick and the Bang label evidently are no longer Phonogram’s . . . Sunday’s Disco Forum at the Victoria Venue in London saw all the usual faces plus some new ones but fewer in total than last year, and while some of the panel discussions spluttered into controversial life the main value as usual was in being able to meet people – for instance, London’s Steve Walsh discovered he was born a few doors down from Paul Anthony’s RGS Records shop in Lichfield Street, Walsall, while I established that Gloucester’s Honey Bee Benson looks even better than her photos! . . . Fatman Graham Canter fills the 3 to 4:30 mid-afternoon MoR slot on BBC Radio London this week . . . Chris Browne (High Wycombe Tuesdays) says that Wednesdays & Saturdays have finally become funky with big crowds, Thursdays being decidedly Wally night, and that despite misleading advertising he has no dates at Maidenhead Alexandras (nor does Chris Browne) . . . Teesvalley Roadshow of 7 Crossbeck Way, Ormesby, Middlesbrough, Cleveland (Redcar 475854) would like info about good hotels to stay at while touring Germany next Whitsun . . . Manor Park’s ‘Ere For Music at 826 Romford Road, London E12 5AD, have some nifty “Jazz-Funk” T-shirts for sale, cream/brown or sky/navy, at £3 by post (state size, colour and inside leg measurement) . . . £275 could buy you a D-registration Mini Traveller, ideal for compact mobile gear, which runs beautifully but needs body repairs and new locks – I can recommend it as I’m currently driving it while my Transit’s at Mini owner Sparrow’s garage (01-589 6800) . . . Pop Ten (titles outside UK Disco 90): 1 (1) Dr. Hook, 2 (3) Village People, 3 (2) Buggles, 4 (7) Selecter, 5 (8) Freda Payne ‘Band Of Gold’, 6 (4) Dooleys, 7 (6) Police, 8 (-) Sparks, 9 (-) Umberto Tozzi ‘Gloria’ (CBS 12”), 10 (-) Specials . . . Chart contributors, please do your utmost to get ‘em here by Wednesday each week – some South Coast, North Wales, North West, Northern Scottish and even London jocks are consistently late (though they’re gratefully received of course!).


UK Newies

SUGARHILL GANG: ‘Rapper’s Delight’ (Sugarhill SHL 101) (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
Try riding the rhythm of a 15 minute 112bpm 12in instrumental version of ‘Good Times’ by rapping “I said a hip-hop, the hibbit, the hippidibby hip hip hoppa you don’t stop the rock and do the bad man boogie say up jumped the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie da beat”.

STIX HOOPER: ‘Cordon Bleu’ (MCA MCAT 536)
Madly jaunty accordion jitterer by the Crusaders’ drummer still accelerates through 109-111-113-114-115bpm on “remixed” 12in.

SHALAMAR: ‘The Second Time Around’ (Solar FC 1709) (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
Shuffling “rock” chugger with syndrums and real grow-on-you appeal is sadly only 115bpm on UK 12in, as the US version synchs perfectly between Al Hudson ‘You Can Do It’ and Deborah Washington ‘Rock It’. 

MICHAEL JACKSON: ‘Off The Wall’ (Epic EPC 8045) (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
Heatwave-type smoothly tripping 119bpm smash, only on 7in, with the sparsely frantic Isleys-ish 130bpm ‘Working Day And Night’ as flip.

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA: ‘Last Train To London’ (Jet JET 166)
Amazingly Heatwave-like 123bpm 7in chugger.

ONE WAY FEATURING AL HUDSON: ‘Music’ (MCA MCAT 542) (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
The renamed Partners are more subdued but recognisable on this subtly pushing 12in “rock” jitterer, beefed and slightly speeded up from LP to 117-121-123bpm.

HERB ALPERT: ‘Street Life’ (from LP ‘Rise’, A&M AMLH 64790)
‘Rise’-like 88½bpm instrumental version synchs like a dream into Lowrell (which then goes nicely into Millie & Ike), ‘Rotation’ being an odd percolating 105bpm slow jitterer, ‘Behind The Rain’ a strange snare drum-bashing 135bpm skitterer and ‘1980’ a fanfare of bullfight brass – good as a DJ intro but are people really dancing to the insubstantial 70/35bpm aftermath?

FUNKADELIC: ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep’ (from LP ‘Uncle Jam Wants You’, Warner Bros. K 56712) (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
Overlong at 15:32 but insidiously nagging 116bpm P-funk jiggler, into which George Duke ‘Games’ (minus intro) chops so perfectly you won’t notice the change!

THREE DEGREES: ‘My Simple Heart’ (Ariola ARO 202)
Frighteningly catchy 110bpm 7in jogger with Xmas-y chimes.

DIANA ROSS: ‘It’s My House’ (Motown TMG 1169)
Her last one never did materialize on 12in, and this pretty jogging 101-102bpm 7in swayer is sure not to.

VIOLA WILLS: ‘Gonna Get Along Without You Now’ (Ariola Hansa AHAD 546) (BNDA debut 3/15/80)
Not only on 12in, but with a great long instrumental central section that transforms the 122bpm MoR hit into a real disco contender.

LORI & THE CHAMELEONS: ‘Touch’ (Sire SIR 4025)
Great synthetically pulsating 130bpm pop 7in like Flying Lizards meeting Benelux, Shangri-Las and Giorgio Moroder!

THE WORD: ‘The Naz’ (Charisma CB 345)
Oddball 119bpm 7in pop rapper based on vintage be-pop hipster Lord Buckley’s jive-talk tale of Jesus of Nazareth.

RUFUS & CHAKA: ‘Do You Love What You Feel’ (MCA MCAT 531) (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
‘Heaven Bound’ is the LP’s best cut but this spikily lurching and jittering 122bpm 12in remix ain’t bad if a bit empty (the 7in is 125bpm and LP 120bpm).

FREDDIE JAMES: ‘Get Up And Boogie’ (Warner Bros. K 17478T) (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
Better late than never, the juvenile-sung 130bpm “slam bam wham jam” rattling pounder is finally on UK 12in (at 45rpm regardless of label copy to the contrary).

WAYNE HENDERSON: ‘Dancin’ Love Affair’ (Polydor STEPX 7)
Pleasant squeakily-sung smooth yet jittery 114-115bpm 12in jogger goes well with the trombonist’s old Crusaders mates’ things.

RAY, GOODMAN & BROWN: ‘Special Lady’ (Mercury 6008800)
The renamed Moments with a chat and acapella-introed sweet 42bpm 7in smoocher.

PS: BBC1’s ‘Roadshow Disco’ from Birkenhead’s hip Hamilton Club with Terry Lennaine jocking was actually worth watching this week, so you can catch it again on Sunday morning at 10:40am!


Imports

PHYLLIS HYMAN: ‘You Know How To Love Me’ LP (US Arista AI 9509) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
Smash-bound superb relaxed swinging 116bpm gentle title-track “rock” loper has a McFadden & Whitehead feel to it easing through 7:34 to a 117bpm instrumental section, and is already rightly raved about by Chris Hill and the mob. All wrapped up in a foxy sleeve, the other strong cuts are the lovely 37-39bpm ‘Some Way’ smoocher, creamily jogging 116-115-116bpm ‘Under Your Spell’ tripper, bouncy lightweight 126bpm ‘Heavenly’ romper with a dramatically choppable intro, tensely jolting 103/52bpm ‘This Feeling Must Be Love’ swayer, jazzy dead slow 35bpm ‘Complete Me’, jaggedly jumping 124bpm ‘Hold On’ and slow swaying 39/78bpm ‘Give A Little More’. Go get it!

CHUCK CISSEL: ‘Cisselin’ Hot’ (US Arista CP-708) (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
Powerfully zapping but but smoothly sung accelerating fast clapping 132-133-134bpm 12in galloper is so like the Isleys that it chops perfectly into the main beat of ‘It’s A Disco Night’, which in turn chops into Lakeside ‘Rough Riders’ for a hot trio.

JERI-Q: ‘It’s The Law (You Gotta Dance)’ (US Source SOR-13941)
Good happily jiggling 121-122-123bpm 12in “rock” chugger like a mellower Archie Bell quotes from ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ and is already working for me, while the even more Bell/Pendergrass-type official ‘Who’s Taking You Home’ A-side is a hoarse 128bpm Philly soul romper that becomes datedly pleasant after a messy first part.

MR Q: ‘Ladies Delight’ (Canadian Monica’s Production DK 17)
Canadian 45rpm 12in DJ rapper is not as strong or staccato as the others and is almost half-sung with lots of gaps for the bass-bumped 123bpm backing, which continues on its own.

SHADOW: ‘Love Lite’ LP (US Elektra 6E-233)
Further to the initial review, this attractive ‘Boogie Oogie Oogie’-ish 119-117-118bpm title track loper now seems to be a lot hotter than ‘I Enjoy Ya’.

(DETROIT) SPINNERS: ‘Dancin’ And Lovin’’ LP (US Atlantic SD 12956) (‘Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl’ BNDA debut 10/20/79)
Michael Zager-produced smoothly bland old fashioned but consistent set, cuts being the bass-prodded romping 126bpm ‘Disco Ride’, jittery 123bpm ‘One, One, Two, Two, Boogie Woogie Avenue (Home Of The Boogie, House Of The Funk)’, sexy 40bpm smooch-introed then galloping Village People-type 125bpm ‘Let’s Boogie, Let’s Dance’, melodic slickly chugging 126bpm ‘With My Eyes’, Four Seasons-reviving creamy 121½bpm ‘Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl’ and chugging 120bpm ‘Body Language’, which reaches some ‘Let’s All Chant’-copying breaks not on the 122bpm UK 7in.

GATO BARBIERI: ‘Theme From Firepower’ (from LP ‘Euphoria’, US A&M SP-4774)
Moody almost James Bond-type 122-121-122-121bpm instrumental shattered by distinctively rasping tenor sax meanders off into a quieter percussively tapping section before the sax comes squealing back. ‘Speak Low’ is a lush 25(intro)-50/99bpm smoocher that picks up power to become naggingly noisy, while the gentle 35bpm ‘Lions Also Cry’ and jazzily specialist 59/119bpm ‘Secret Fiesta’ and 109bpm ‘Carnavalito’ are worth checking too.

JOHN SERRY: ‘Care To Dance?’ (from LP ‘Exhibition’, US Chrysalis CHR 1230)
Attractively nagging instrumental 116bpm jazz jitterer in 12/8 time slightly like a quieter ‘Expansions’, while the 103bpm ‘Acting Up’ is even more complex but equally pleasant.

TOM SCOTT: ‘Street Beat’ LP (US Columbia JC 36137)
Specialist set by the jazz sax sessioneer, the title track being a growling sinister slow brassy 98-99bpm jiggler, ‘Come Closer Baby’ a relaxed pitter-pattery swaying 46/92-47/94bpm jogger reminiscent of Marv’s ‘What’s Going On’ and ‘Shakedown’ is a jittery jagged 109-110bpm jumper with acid guitar.

ANGELA BOFILL: ‘People Make The World Go Round’ (from LP ‘Angel Of The Night’, US Arista/GRP GRP 5501)
Vocally clipped jittery 124bpm Stylistics oldie with Dionne Warwick touches, ‘What I Wouldn’t Do (For The Love Of You)’ being a pleasant swaying 102bpm jogger, ‘I Try’ a dead slow c. 25bpm smoocher and the title track a tempo-changing 53/26bpm swayer.

PARLIAMENT: ‘Party People’ (US Casablanca NB 2222)
Chix-backed sparsely instrumentated deceptively fast 134bpm 7in smacker with Isley Bros. tempo.

BAR-KAYS: ‘Move Your Boogie Body’ (from LP ‘Injoy’, US Mercury SRM 1-3781) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
Thoroughly derivative heavy 113-114bpm funk chugger, ‘Up In Here’ being a bass-bumped jittery 121-122bpm jolter and ‘More And More’ an unexceptional lively 123-124-125bpm soul fighter[?].

INSTANT FUNK: ‘Bodyshine’ (from LP ‘Witch Doctor’, US Salsoul SA 8529) (BNDA debut 11/24/79)
Mainly instrumental but less interesting 120bpm ‘I Got My Mind Made Up’ rip-off even quotes “anytime” as a catch phrase, while ‘Scream And Shout’ is a dull repetitive 117bpm “rock” changer, ‘Slap Slap Lickedy Lap’ is a slightly P-funky 113bpm chanting thudder, the hoodoo-voodoo-introed title track a heavy 107bpm P-funker and ‘It’s Your Love On My Mind’ a spikily disjointed 122bpm EWF-ish lurcher that needs a beefier remix.

SOUTHROAD CONNECTION: ‘Ain’t No Time To Sit Down’ LP (US UA LT-997)
Determinedly dance-orientated soul set in undisciplined Brass Construction style, with enthusiastically leaping 130-132bpm title track and rattling 129-130bpm ‘Take Me Back For More’.

DIAMOND DOLLS: ‘Toot Toot Tootsie – Goodbye’ (US Vanguard SPV 27)
Surprisingly beefy long bouncing 122bpm clap beat intro before tweely cooing chix spoil what could have been a great 12in. It’s still instrumentally strong though, with rattling 126bpm break and finish.

JANICE MCCLAIN: ‘Smack Dab In The Middle’ (US RFC DRCS 8893)
Larry Levan-mixed frothy 123bpm 12in thumper with nice jazzy electric piano through the wailing near the end.

CAPTAIN SKY: ‘Moon Child’ (from LP ‘Pop Goes The Captain’, US AVI AVI-6077) (BNDA debut 1/5/80)
Bland bloke-sung smooth 123bpm chugger with syndrums.

THOM BELL ORCHESTRA FEATURING BELL & JAMES: ‘The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh’ (US Lorimar 4Z8-8005)
Bell-penned movie theme (the mind boggles!) is a clumsy jittery 116bpm 12in soul chanter.

THE RING: ‘Jump!’ (US Vanguard SPV 28)
Disjointedly like those New York DJ bootlegged “cut-ups”, the clomping 132bpm 12in chops from section to section with abrupt changes of backing though the beat stays constant.

STREET PLAYERS: ‘Boogie Down’ (US Ariola AR-9025)
Heatwave-ish jittery churning 128bpm 12in chanter.


UK Disco Top 90 – November 17, 1979

01 01 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Epic 12″
02 02 Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night / Too Hot – Mercury 12″
03 03 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
04 05 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – Solar 12″
05 06 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star – CBS 7″
06 07 Herb Alpert – Rise – A&M 12″
07 11 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night – Epic 12″
08 10 Chic – My Forbidden Lover – Atlantic 12″
09 04 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
10 09 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time – Pablo 12″
11 08 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
12 12 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall / Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / She’s Out Of My Life – Epic LP
13 13 Cognac – How High – Electric 12″
14 15 Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On – AVI 12″
15 19 Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Ariola Hansa 12″
16 14 Stix Hooper – Cordon Bleu – MCA 12″
17 24 Hudson People – Boogie On Downtown – Virgin 12″
18 16 Errol Dunkley – OK Fred – Scope 12″
19 21 Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight – US Sugarhill 12″
20 17 Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions – RCA 12″
21 25 Positive Force – We Got The Funk – US Turbo 12″
22 39 Commodores – Still – Motown 7″
23 20 Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space – MCA 12″
24 23 Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive – Pye 12″
25 18 Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights – Casablanca 12″
26 28 Gloria Gaynor – Let Me Know (I Have A Right) – Polydor 12″
27 26 O’Jays – Sing A Happy Song – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
28 22 Tamiko Jones – Can’t Live Without Your Love – Polydor 12″
29 29 Stargard – Wear It Out – US Warner Bros. 12″
30 34 Shalamar – Right In The Socket / The Right Time For Us / I Owe You One – Solar LP
31 27 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – WEA 12″
32 47 Shalamar – The Second Time Around – Solar 12″
33 36 One Way feat. Al Hudson – Music – MCA 12″
34 32 Gap Band – Baby Baba Boogie – Mercury 12″
35 63 Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – CBS 12″
36 35 Van McCoy – The Hustle (remix) – H&L 12″
37 33 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
38 69 Azymuth – Jazz Carnival – US Milestone LP
39 44 Robin Beck – Sweet Talk – US Mercury 12″
40 31 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
41 37 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Sidewalk 12″
42 38 Slick – Sexy Cream – Fantasy 12″
43 42 Lee Moore – Reachin’ Out – US Source 12″
44 56 Poussez – Come On And Do It – Vanguard 12″
45 30 Edwin Starr – It’s Called The Rock – 20th Century 12″
46 58 Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music – US Epic 12″
47 43 Kat Mandu – The Break – US TK 12″
48 74 Prince – Sexy Dancer / I Wanna Be Your Lover – US Warner Bros. LP
49 53 Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida – Island 12″
50 50 Jay Hoggard – West End Dancer / Samba Pa Negra – US GRP/Arista LP
51 48 Herb Alpert – Street Life / Rotation / 1980 / Beyond The Rain – A&M LP
52 57 Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep – Warner Bros. LP
53 45 Sister Sledge – Lost In Music – Atlantic 7″
54 51 Isaac Hayes – Don’t Let Go – Polydor 12″
55 40 Gene Chandler – When You’re No. 1 – 20th Century 12″
56 41 Matumbi – Point Of View – MR 12″
57 46 Commodores – Sail On – Motown 7″
58 64 Cameo – Find My Way / It’s Serious – Casablanca 12″
59 54 Three Degrees – Jump The Gun – Ariola 12″
60 89 Nature’s Divine – I Just Can’t Control Myself / Nature’s Divine / Never Felt This Way Before – US Infinity 12″ promo/LP
61 85 ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) – Epic 7″
62 59 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – Warner Bros. 12″
63 84 Crème D’Cocoa – Doin’ The Dog – US Venture 12″
64 62 Cleveland Eaton – The Birmingham Train / Get Off / Free At Last / I Don’t Know / Burnin’ – US Ovation LP
65 52 Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure – Warner Bros. 12″
66 65 Brass Construction – Movin’ – UA LP
67 55 Candido – Dancin’ & Prancin’ / Jingo / Thousand Finger Man – Salsoul 12″/LP
68 78 Discotheque – Intro Disco – Mercury 12″
69 NE Anita Ward – Don’t Drop My Love – TK 12″
70 87 Jean Carn – When I Find You Love (all cuts) – US Philadelphia Int’l LP
71 NE Dan-I – Monkey Chop – Island 7″
72 68 Dan Hartman – Hands Down – Blue Sky 12″
73 61 Sergio Mendes Brasil 88 – I’ll Tell You – US Elektra 12″
74 76 Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Your Feelings Show / In The Stone / I Can’t Let Go / Rock That – CBS LP
75 73 Stanley Clarke – Just A Feeling – Epic LP/US 12″
76 71 Debbie Jacobs – Undercover Lover – MCA 12″
77 79 Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss – Casablanca 12″
78 77 Spyro Gyra – Shaker Song – Infinity 12″
79 67 Emotions – I Should Be Dancing – CBS 7″
80 82 Ren Woods – Everybody Get Up / I Love The Way You Do It – US ARC 12″/LP
81 60 Bobby Rush – I Wanna Do The Do – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
82 83 Dusty Springfield – Baby Blue – Mercury 12″
83 72 Wayne Henderson – Dancin’ Love Affair – Polydor 12″
84 86 Ritchie Family – Put Your Feet To The Beat – US Casablanca 12″ promo
85 70 Teena Marie – Don’t Look Back – Motown 12″
86 NE Shadow – I Need Love / Love Lite / I Enjoy Ya – US Elektra 12″/LP
87 75 Lonnie Liston Smith – A Song For The Children / Nightlife / Street Festival / Fruit Music – US Columbia LP
88 88 Bob Marley – So Much Trouble In The World – Island 7″
89 NE Destination – Move On Up/Up, Up, Up – US Butterfly 12″
90 RE Sterling – Roll-Her, Skater – Motown 12″

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#4 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 7/28/79) / #7 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#8 (BNDA debut 9/1/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#13 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #15 (BNDA debut 3/15/80) / #19 (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
#21 (BNDA debut 1/12/80) / #25 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #26 (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
#28 (BNDA debut 8/11/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #30 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#31 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #33 (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
#34 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #35 (BNDA debut 10/27/79) / #37 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#39 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #40 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #42 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#44 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #46 (BNDA debut 10/27/79) / #47 (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
#48 (BNDA debut 11/10/79) / #49 (BNDA debut 7/12/80) / #52 (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
#54 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #55 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #58 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#59 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #62 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #65 (BNDA debut 7/14/79)
#67 (BNDA debut 6/30/79) / #69 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #70 (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
#72 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #73 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #76 (BNDA debut 6/2/79 & 1/5/80)
#77 (BNDA debut 6/9/79) / #80 (BNDA debut 11/3/79) / #84 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#89 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

MARY STAVIN: ‘Feeling Good Being Bad’ (Ariola 12”)
STEVIE WONDER: ‘Send One Your Love’ (Motown 7”)
UNYQUE: ‘Keep On Making Me High’ (DJM 12”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
RICK JAMES: ‘Love Gun’ / ‘Come Into My Life’ (US Gordy LP) (BNDA debut 11/24/79)
ROSE ROYCE: ‘Is It Love You’re After’ (Whitfield 7”)
LOVE UNLIMITED: ‘High Steppin’, Hip Dressin’ Fella’ (US Unlimited Gold 12”)
SONNY ROLLINS: ‘Harlem Boys’ / ‘Disco Monk’ (US Milestone LP)
CHIC: ‘My Feet Keep Dancing’ / ‘What About Me’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 9/1/79)
WILSON PICKETT: ‘Groove City’ / ‘I Want You’ / ‘Love Of My Life’ / ‘Superstar’ (US EMI America LP)
DELEGATION: ‘Put A Little Love On Me’ (Ariola 12”)
PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Haven’t You Heard’ / ‘Let The Music Take Me’ / ‘Call On Me’ (US Elektra LP) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
DEODATO: ‘Whistle Bump’ (US Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 5/27/78)
MILLIE JACKSON & ISAAC HAYES: ‘Sweet Music Soft Lights And You’ (Spring 12”)
BRICK: ‘Dancin’ Man’ / ‘We’ll Love’ (Bang 12”)
DAZZLE: ‘You Dazzle Me’ (US De-Lite LP)
JAMES BROWN: ‘Star Generation’ (Polydor 12”)
BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA: ‘With You I’m Born Again’ (Motown 7”)
GEORGE DUKE: ‘I Want You For Myself’ / ‘Games’ (US Epic LP) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
THE FORCE: ‘The Dirty Dog’ / ‘Rock Your Baby’ (Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
SPINNERS: ‘Dancin’ And Lovin’’ LP (US Atlantic LP) (‘Working My Way Back To You’ BNDA debut 10/20/79)
STANLEY CLARKE: ‘Together Again’ (Epic 7”)
MATCH: ‘Mister Dee Jay’ (Flamingo 12”)
DEBORAH WASHINGTON: ‘Rock It’ (US Ariola LP)
REAL THING: ‘Give Me Your Love’ / ‘You Can’t Force The Funk’ (Pye 12”)
LADY B: ‘To The Beat Y’All’ (US TEC 12”)
RUFUS & CHAKA: ‘Do You Love What You Feel’ (MCA 12”) (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
MARVIN GAYE: ‘Ego Tripping Out’ (US Tamla 7”)
YUSEF LATEEF: ‘Morocco’ / ‘Bismillah’ (US CTI LP)
ANGELA BOFILL: ‘What I Wouldn’t Do’ / ‘I Try’ / ‘Angel Of The Night’ / ‘People Make The World Go Round’ (US Arista/GRP LP)
CARLOS ROMANOS: ‘Are You Ready’ (PVK 12”)
NOSTROMO: ‘Alien’ (Bronze 12”)
RONNIE MILSAP: ‘Get It Up’ (RCA 12”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
CHANTAL CURTIS: ‘Hit Man’ (Pye 12”)
DONALD BYRD: ‘Giving It Up’ / ‘I Love You’ / ‘Pretty Baby’ / ‘Morning’ (US Elektra LP)
CHARME: ‘Do It For Love’ / ‘Georgy Porgy’ (US RCA 12”)
BAR-KAYS: ‘Move Your Boogie Body’ / ‘Up In Here’ (US Mercury LP)
MARTIN CIRCUS: ‘Shine Baby Shine’ (Pye 12”)
STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘You Can Get Over’ (US 20th Century 12”) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
GEORGE BENSON: ‘Hey Girl’ (Warner Bros. 7”)
BILLY MOORE: ‘Go Dance’ (US Emergency 12”) (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
REVANCHE: ‘1979 It’s Dancing Time’ / ‘Music Man’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Smokin’’ (Motown 7”)
PHYLLIS HYMAN: ‘You Know How To Love Me’ (US Arista LP) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
DAVE VALENTIN: ‘Do It Again’ / ‘Blackbird’ (US Arista/GRP LP)
LAKESIDE: ‘Pull My Strings’ / ‘From 9:00 Until’ / ‘Rough Riders’ (US Solar LP) (BNDA debut 5/24/80)
FRANCE JOLI: ‘Come To Me’ (US Prelude LP) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)

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