November 24, 1979: Robin Beck, Rose Royce, Sylvester, Slave, Native Son

Caister came to Whitehaven in Cumbria when Chris Hill showed the great crowd at the Whitehouse how to Philli on Sunday. The fancy dressers, including a large percentage of extremely pretty girls, were initiated into the “let me tell you a story” part of Chris’s act, where they all sat on the floor to hear about some Scouts and guides camping, only to keep leaping up again to be afraid of the big bad wolf or go around the mulberry bush. Of course, they loved it but the first time Chris visited the club they were undoubtedly not ready for such a radical departure from what is supposedly expected of a top funk jock. Brand new funk they got aplenty too, plus a rare ‘Brother Jack McDuff’ track for the jazz freaks, but the atmosphere really came alive with Doctor Hill’s fun through funk therapy session.

Although about as far as anywhere you can get in England, the Whitehouse attracts kids from Carlisle, Kendal, Keswick as well as the locals, many of whom were into jazz funk before as the owners were involved in other venues prior to transforming this stale cabaret club into a disco that amazingly is well equipped as any in New York – except the turntables lack slipmats, making my preliminary short mixing set a trick! Although attracting queues right down the road at the weekend, the music played on normal disco nights actually varies little from the specialist jazz/funk on Thursdays and Sundays.


Odds ‘N Bods

Diana Ross ‘It’s My House’ WILL be on 12in, with remixed ‘The Boss’ & ‘No One Gets The Prize’ as segued flip, according to Motown’s Les Spaine (responsible for the bum steer last time!) . . . Dan-I is now evidently on 12in as (on US Columbia) is Janis Ian’s great ‘Fly Too High’ which nobody apart from radio seems to be playing . . . Booker T’s original ‘Green Onions’ is due on Atlantic 7in . . . Donna Summer’s special segued 12in sampler is delayed until the New Year (OK, Arbie?) . . . Sugarhill Gang’s Henry Jackson is nicknamed “Big Hank”, and NOT “Big Tank” (though it could have been worse!) . . . Kenny Everett on his Saturday Capital Radio show demonstrated a new machine that speeds or slows recorded sound without the original pitch altering – what a gas for vari-speed spinners! . . . Greg Davies (Stevenage Bo Jangles/Watford New Penny) got the year’s first Christmas card to me, and is planning a big (but only £2 a head) DJ forum for mid February . . . Ashley Woods (Sleaford 303531), busy enough locally, wants hipper gigs in the East Midlands where his import-orientated sounds might be more fully appreciated . . . Dave Rawlings (Basingstoke Maxwells) swapped jobs for one night to try working behind the bar, and his advice for others is not to try likewise! . . . Chris Browne (High Wycombe Tuesdays) is back in partnership with Stuart Genslan of Coard Promotions (01-586 0204) organising drink and record company promotions, with reasonable rates and package deals . . . Larry Foster has returned to Ilford Room At The Top on Thursdays as well as Fridays . . . Brighton Papillon starts another funk night on Wednesday imminently, with Laurie Page & Paul Clark jocking . . . Ken Mitchell (Cardiff Club Ty-Mawr) recommends the reasonable prices and good sounds supplied by Julian at Buffalo Records in Cardiff – how about a sales chart then? . . . Steve Walsh (London Lyceum/etc) obviously doesn’t want any more mentions – he sent me that bloody “Brill Building” chain letter from which I see Rod Stewart’s name has finally been deleted although Eric Clapton, Herb Alpert etc are still listed . . . Diana Ross’s ‘Love Hangover’ seems to be reviving on 12in, but ¡s it new? Any details, Les? . . . Scottish jocks, calm down – Stargard is bigger in Edinburgh than anywhere else! . . . Pop ten titles outside the UK Disco 90: 1 (2) Village People, 2 (82 on the main chart) Dusty Springfield, 3 (10) Specials, 4 (3) Buggles, 5 (6) Dooleys, 6 (8) Sparks, 7 (9) Umberto Tozzi, 8 (7) Police, 9 (-) Madness, 10 (-) Quick ‘Sharks Are Cool’ (Epic 12in).


UK Newies

ROBIN BECK: ‘Sweet Talk’ (Mercury BECK 12) (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
Winsomely sung pleasant Chic-type 116(intro)-115bpm 12in jogger rolls and thuds precisely along.

ROSE ROYCE: ‘Is It Love You’re After’ (Whitfield K 17456T)
Full length 12in version has a much longer moodily pulsating and stabbing 118bpm intro before flowing through 121-122-123-118-122-123bpm.

SYLVESTER: ‘Can’t Stop Dancing’ (Fantasy 12FTC 183) (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
Strongly structured and powerfully galloping 132-130-132bpm 12in finally finds the fat boy back on form but may now be too frantic for today’s tastes. 

FRANK WILSON: ‘Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’ (Tamla Motown TMG 1170)
Dynamite catchy 135bpm Phil Spector-type Northern rarity from ’65 deserves to be an across-the-board smash today.

VILLAGE PEOPLE: ‘Ready For The 80’s’ (Mercury 6007244) (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
Rush released timely melodic 133-136bpm pounder, presumably on 12in too.

MARVIN GAYE: ‘Ego Tripping Out’ (Motown 12 TMG 1168)
Conversational bragging rapper now on full 122bpm 12in with strange spiraling rhythm that’s hard to mix, the flip featuring his old 51/103bpm ‘What’s Going On’ and 99bpm ‘What’s Happening Brother from ’71.

BEN E. KING: ‘Music Trance’ (Atlantic K 11407) (BNDA debut 3/1/80)
Gently bubbling low-key 108-109bpm 7in “rock” chugger has what it takes but needs to be on 12in to happen.

STEVIE WONDER: ‘Race Babbling’ (from LP ‘Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants’, Motown TMSP 6009)
Virtually instrumental long thundering 130bpm multi-textured synthesizer galloper, while the self-consciously ‘Isn’t She Lovely’-like ‘Outside My Window’ is a 115bpm swinger, ‘Black Orchid’ a dead slow starting 32bpm smoocher and murkily live-recorded ‘A Seed’s A Star And Tree Medley’ (about Sirius’s invisible satellite star) a petering in and out 129bpm shuffler.

B.B. KING: ‘Take It Home’ (MCA 535)
Crusaders-backed superb jiggly jogging 96bpm 7in vocal version of ‘Way Back Home’, would have been good on 12in.

MORRISSEY & MULLEN: ‘Bristol Boogie’ (Harvest HAR 5193)
Homegrown jazzers with a catchy throbbing 110-111-112-113-114-113bpm sorta samba 7in instrumental.

PEACHES & HERB: ‘I Pledge My Love’ (Polydor POSP 88)
Sweetly pretty 30bpm 7in smoocher, wisely now the plug side instead of the exciting but overly fast 138bpm ‘Roller Skatin’ Mate’.

SHEILA B. DEVOTION: ‘Spacer’ (Carrere CAR 128T) (BNDA debut 5/10/80)
Although fast at 134bpm this bland phonetically-sung pop 12in‘s immediately recognisable as another product of the Chic Organisation Ltd.

REVANCHE: ‘1979 It’s Dancing Time’ / ‘Music Man’ (from LP ‘Music Man’, Atlantic K 50639) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
Italy-originated 125bpm Chic and 136bpm Village People copies, well produced in totally pure “disco” style, either here in full LP form or on edited 7in (K 11355).

ELTON JOHN: ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (Rocket XPRES 24)
Chuck Berry classic still has a rock ‘n roll guitar intro to the Pete Bellotte-produced thumping 128bpm 7in pop chugger it now becomes.

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE: ‘Remember Who You Are’ (Warner Bros. K 17474)
Tension-filled slinky subdued 104-105-106bpm 7in spurter seems insubstantial.

SMOKEY ROBINSON: ‘Cruisin’’ (Motown TMG 1164)
Dreamy gentle 43bpm 7in slowie.

RAYDIO: ‘Betcha Can’t Love Me Just Once’ / ‘Hot Stuff’ (Arista ARIST 315)
Jogging 100/50bpm 7in pop swayer, burbling 117bpm funky “rock” flip.

AKB: ‘Stand Up – Sit Down’ (RSO 45) (BNDA debut 7/21/79)
Good long rattling and phasing 125bpm intro degenerates into trite 121-122bpm girlie group “disco” 12in.

THE CIRRUS CORPORATION: ‘Keep On Doin’ It’ (Mercury 6007240)
Well-recorded (in UK) burbling 116bpm 7in “disco” chix sound good but like so much else.

90 DEGREES: ‘No Doctor’ (Virgin VS 31112)
Eddy Grant-produced wild and wonderful 48-96/192bpm 12in fusion of reggae and punk includes some Frontline synth and is equally original but very, very different!

SONNY OKOSUN: ‘Fire In Soweto’ (Radic J2RIC 105)
Eddy Grant-produced 64/128bpm 12in African reggae in the ‘Frontline’ mould (but slower).

15, 16, 17: ‘Baby Love’ (DEB Music DEB 038)
Jaunty but basically slow 73bpm 12in reggae treatment of the Supremes’ classic.

ME AND YOU: ‘In The Future’ (Laser LAS 17T)
Smoothly flowing attractive 56/133bpm 12in reggae chugger with happy brass and harmonies.

ARETHA FRANKLIN: ‘Ladies Only’ (Atlantic K 11390)
Lovely smoochy soulful 28bpm first part unnecessarily explodes into a frantic 141bpm 7in flier.


Imports

SLAVE: ‘Are You Ready For Love?’ (from LP ‘Just A Touch Of Love’, US Cotillion SD 4217) (‘Just A Touch Of Love’ BNDA debut 1/12/80)
Fabulous happy kalimba-plinking bouncy 124-123-124-123bpm skipper with exhortations to “rock” amidst the exotic percussion and chanting chix (slightly reminiscent of ‘One Nation’), the title track being a smoothly rolling chix ‘n chaps chugger building a monotonously hypnotic intensity as it thuds steadily through 111-109-110-109bpm. ‘Shine’ is a smoothly pushing unusual melodic 127bpm loper with rumbling bass flow, ‘Funky Lady (Foxy Lady)’ a resonant bassy 107bpm chugger, ‘Roots’ a snappy 116bpm burbler and ‘Warning’ a throw-away 116bpm P-funk clomper with speeded-up Chipmunk voices.

NATIVE SON: ‘Wind Surfing’ (from LP ‘Native Son’, US Infinity INF 9022)
Japanese jazzers, evidently well used to supporting visiting Americans, with a specialist but attractive racing 131bpm electric keyboards and twinned tenor/soprano sax instrumental romper. The perkily tripping 126-128bpm ‘Super Safari’ suddenly erupts halfway into a frantic 152-153bpm workout, while ‘Whispering Eyes’ is a convoluted slow 41½/83bpm jolter.

JAKOB MAGNUSSON: ‘Special Treatment’ LP (US Warner Bros. BSK 3324)
Weather Report-like white jazzers with a very nice but not madly useable specialist set that’s been a big import seller, the only cuts to finally show a glimmer of disco interest being the basically 123-124bpm comes-and-goes spiky title track instrumental jitterer and similar 126bpm ‘Magnetic Storm’.

LOOSE CHANGE: ‘I Wanna Hold On to You’ (from LP ‘Loose Change’, US Casablanca NBLP 7189) (‘All Night Man’ & ‘Straight From The Heart’ BNDA debut 11/17/79)
Tom Moulton-produced girlie group souls two slow cuts, both with bumping Alpert/Lowrell-like bass beat, this attractive 48/96bpm jogger and the moody plodding 41/83bpm ‘Rising Cost Of Love’ smoocher, but the rest is sadly garbage – ‘Babe’ being a bland 113bpm chugger, ‘All Night Man’ a wailing 130bpm canterer, ‘Straight From The Heart’ a strutting 115bpm clomper and ‘Love Is Just A Heartbeat Away’ a dull 123bpm trotter.

WILSON PICKETT: ‘I Want You’ LP (US EMI America SW-17019)
Superb real soul 53/106bpm title track swayer finds the one-time giant in powerful gospel-ish voice still, ‘Superstar’ being a chix-backed 117bpm bouncing funk chugger and ‘Love Of My Life’ a lurching 112bpm jogger.

NATURAL HIGH: ‘Reachin’ Out’ (from LP ‘Natural High’, US Chimneyville CHVL 204)
Pleasant enough Santana-ish instrumental veers around 126-130bpm, ‘Dance To The Funk’ is a blatant 126-130bpm rip-off of Sly’s old ‘Dance To The Music’ and ‘Don’t Be Lonely’ is a cool 125bpm soul harmony loper.

JEREE PALMER: ‘Late Night Surrender’ (US Reflection CBL 126) (BNDA debut 11/24/79)
Fast speeding 131bpm zingy “disco” 12in flier.


Hot Vinyl

Johnnie Walker (Farnborough Gallaghers in the Tumbledown Dick Hotel on Thursdays) import tips:

TONY RALLO: ‘Holdin’ On’ / ‘Travelin’ Flights Of My Mind’ (US Casablanca LP)
JOE BATAAN: ‘Rap-O Clap-O’ (US Salsoul 12” promo) (BNDA debut 12/1/79)
CHARME: ‘Do It For Love’ (US RCA 12”)
LEON WARE: ‘Inside Your Love’ / ‘On The Island’ (US TK LP)
MARTHA HIGH: ‘Showdown’ (US Salsoul 12” promo) (BNDA debut 1/5/80)
TRUSSEL: ‘Love Injection’ (US Elektra 12” promo) (BNDA debut 12/8/79)
DAVID OLIVER: ‘Could It Be Love’ (US Mercury LP)
And vari-speeds AZYMUTH: ‘Young Embrace’ (US Milestone LP)
See ya, Johnnie!


UK Disco Top 90 – November 24, 1979

01 02 Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night – Mercury 12″
02 01 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Epic 12″
03 03 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
04 07 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night – Epic 12″
05 04 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – Solar 12″
06 14 Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On – AVI 12″
07 05 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star – CBS 7″
08 19 Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill 12″
09 06 Herb Alpert – Rise – A&M 12″
10 12 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall – Epic 7″/LP
11 08 Chic – My Forbidden Lover – Atlantic 12″
12 23 Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space – MCA 12″
13 16 Stix Hooper – Cordon Bleu – MCA 12″
14 21 Positive Force – We Got The Funk – US Turbo 12″
15 17 Hudson People – Boogie On Downtown – Virgin 12″
16 09 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
17 15 Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Ariola Hansa 12″
18 20 Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions – RCA 12″
19 32 Shalamar – The Second Time Around – Solar 12″
20 33 One Way feat. Al Hudson – Music – MCA 12″
21 24 Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive – Pye 12″
22 13 Cognac – How High – Electric 12″
23 38 Azymuth – Jazz Carnival – US Milestone LP
24 10 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time – Pablo 12″
25 35 Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – CBS 12″
26 22 Commodores – Still – Motown 7″
27 18 Errol Dunkley – OK Fred – Scope 12″
28 49 Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida – Island 12″
29 29 Stargard – Wear It Out – US Warner Bros. 12″
30 30 Shalamar – Right In The Socket – Solar LP
31 11 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
32 48 Prince – Sexy Dancer / I Wanna Be Your Lover – US Warner Bros. LP
33 26 Gloria Gaynor – Let Me Know (I Have A Right) – Polydor 12″
34 NE Michael Jackson – Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / She’s Out Of My Life – Epic LP
35 25 Donna Summer – Dim All The Lights – Casablanca 12″
36 31 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – WEA 12″
37 27 O’Jays – Sing A Happy Song – Philadelphia Int’l 7″
38 52 Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep – Warner Bros. LP
39 39 Robin Beck – Sweet Talk – Mercury 12″
40 28 Tamiko Jones – Can’t Live Without Your Love – Polydor 12″
41 47 Kat Mandu – The Break – US TK 12″
42 62 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – Warner Bros. 12″
43 46 Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music / Everyday People / Stand – US Epic 12″/LP
44 51 Herb Alpert – Street Life / Rotation / 1980 / Beyond The Rain – A&M LP
45 71 Dan-I – Monkey Chop – Island 7″
46 70 Jean Carn – When I Find You Love (all cuts) – US Philadelphia Int’l LP
47 NE Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard / Let The Music Take Me / Call On Me – US Elektra LP
48 36 Van McCoy – The Hustle (remix) – H&L 12″
49 45 Edwin Starr – It’s Called The Rock – 20th Century 12″
50 50 Jay Hoggard – West End Dancer / Samba Pa Negra – US GRP/Arista LP
51 66 Brass Construction – Movin’ – UA LP
52 61 ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) – Epic 7″
53 43 Lee Moore – Reachin’ Out – Source 12″
54 42 Slick – Sexy Cream – Fantasy 12″
55 54 Isaac Hayes – Don’t Let Go / Fever – Polydor 12″/LP
56 40 FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight – Fantasy 12″
57 63 Crème D’Cocoa – Doin’ The Dog / Doggin’ It / Gimme Your Love – US Venture 12″/LP
58 NE Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After – Whitfield 12″
59 86 Shadow – I Need Love / Love Lite / I Enjoy Ya / No Better Love / Say It Again – US Elektra 12″/LP
60 34 Gap Band – Baby Baba Boogie – Mercury 12″
61 73 Sergio Mendes Brasil 88 – I’ll Tell You – US Elektra 12″
62 NE George Duke – I Want You For Myself / Games / Every Little Step I Take / Look What You Find – US Epic LP
63 44 Poussez – Come On And Do It – Vanguard 12″
64 NE Sonny Rollins – Harlem Boys – US Milestone LP
65 60 Nature’s Divine – I Just Can’t Control Myself – Infinity 12″
66 37 Jackie Moore – This Time Baby – CBS 12″
67 83 Wayne Henderson – Dancin’ Love Affair – Polydor 12″
68 41 David Bendeth – Feel The Real – Sidewalk 12″
69 58 Cameo – Find My Way / It’s Serious – Casablanca 12″
70 72 Dan Hartman – Hands Down – Blue Sky 12″
71 77 Patrick Juvet – Swiss Kiss – Casablanca 12″
72 NE Dr. Hook – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman – Capitol 7″/US 12″
73 59 Three Degrees – Jump The Gun – Ariola 12″
74 NE Selecter – On My Radio / Too Much Pressure – 2-Tone 7″
75 NE Rufus & Chaka – Do You Love What You Feel / Heaven Bound / Masterjam / Walk The Rockway / Body Heat – MCA 12″/US LP
76 69 Anita Ward – Don’t Drop My Love – TK 12″
77 NE Marvin Gaye – Ego Tripping Out – Motown 12″
78 64 Cleveland Eaton – The Birmingham Train / Get Off / I Don’t Know / Burnin’ – US Ovation LP
79 NE Stevie Wonder – Send One Your Love – Motown 7″
80 68 Discotheque – Intro Disco – Mercury 12″
81 74 Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone / I Can’t Let Go / Rock That – CBS LP
82 NE Detroit Spinners – Dancin’ And Lovin’ (all cuts) – Atlantic 7″/12″ promo/US LP
83 80 Ren Woods – Everybody Get Up / I Love The Way You Do It – US ARC 12″/LP
84 RE Hi-Tension – There’s A Reason – Island 12″
85 NE Donald Byrd – Giving It Up / Morning / I Love You – US Elektra LP
86 NE Mary Stavin – Feeling Good Being Bad – Ariola 12″
87 NE Kool & The Gang – Too Hot / Hangin’ Out / Tonight’s The Night / If You Feel Like Dancin’ – Mercury LP
88 85 Teena Marie – Don’t Look Back – Motown 12″
89 NE Rick James – Love Gun / Come Into My Life / Fire It Up – US Gordy LP
90 NE Love Unlimited – High Steppin’, Hip Dressin’ Fella – US Unlimited Gold 12″

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #3 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#4 (BNDA debut 8/25/79) / #5 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
#9 (BNDA debut 7/28/79) / #11 (BNDA debut 9/1/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
#17 (BNDA debut 3/15/80) / #19 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #20 (BNDA debut 11/3/79)
#22 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #25 (BNDA debut 10/27/79) / #28 (BNDA debut 7/12/80)
#29 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #30 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #31 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#32 (BNDA debut 11/10/79) / #33 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #34 (BNDA debut 8/18/79)
#35 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #36 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
#39 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #40 (BNDA debut 8/11/79) / #41 (BNDA debut 8/11/79)
#42 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #43 (BNDA debut 10/27/79) / #46 (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
#47 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #54 (BNDA debut 7/7/79) / #55 (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
#56 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #60 (BNDA debut 5/12/79) / #61 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#62 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #63 (BNDA debut 4/14/79) / #66 (BNDA debut 6/23/79)
#69 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #70 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #71 (BNDA debut 6/9/79)
#73 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #75 (BNDA debut 11/17/79) / #76 (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
#82 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #83 (BNDA debut 11/3/79) / #87 (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
#89 (BNDA debut 11/24/79)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

DELEGATION: ‘Put A Little Love On Me’ / ‘Welcome To My World’ (Ariola 12”)
REAL THING: ‘Give Me Your Love’ / ‘You Can’t Force The Funk’ (Pye 12”)
CHOSEN FEW: ‘Boogie Army (Boogie Down)’ (Ariola Hansa 12”)
RAMSEY LEWIS: ‘Spring High’ / ‘All The Way Live’ / ‘Tequila Mockingbird’ (CBS 12”)
NATIVE SON: ‘Wind Surfing’ / ‘Whispering Eyes’ / ‘Super Safari’ (US Infinity LP)
DEBORAH WASHINGTON: ‘Rock It’ (US Ariola LP)
BAR-KAYS: ‘Move Your Boogie Body’ / ‘Up In Here’ / ‘More And More’ (US Mercury LP)
INSTANT FUNK: ‘Bodyshine’ / ‘Slap Slap Lickedy Lap’ / ‘It’s Your Love On My Mind’ / ‘Witch Doctor’ (US Salsoul LP) (BNDA debut 11/24/79)
STORM: ‘It’s My House’ (Scope 12”)
PHYLLIS HYMAN: ‘You Know How To Love Me’ (US Arista LP) (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
SHOBIZZ: ‘Do It In The Dark’ (US Capitol 12”)
ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Shout’ (RCA 12”)
BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA: ‘With You I’m Born Again’ (Motown 7”)
KAREN SILVER: ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ / ‘Hot Stuff’ (Arista 12”) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
THE FORCE: ‘The Dirty Dog’ / ‘Rock Your Baby’ (Philadelphia Int’l 12”)
MODERN SOUND CORPORATION: ‘Safari’ (US Sunshine Sound 12”)
WEBSTER LEWIS: ‘You Deserve To Dance’ / ‘Go For It’ (US Epic LP)
ANGELA BOFILL: ‘What I Wouldn’t Do’ / ‘I Try’ / ‘Angel Of The Night’ / ‘People Make The World Go Round’ (US Arista/GRP LP)
LOOSE CHANGE: ‘I Wanna Hold On To You’ / ‘Babe’ / ‘Love Is Just A Heartbeat Away’ (US Casablanca LP)
ELUSION: ‘When The Bell Rings (Come Out Dancin’)’ (US Midsong 12”)
STEVIE WONDER: ‘A Seed’s A Star & Tree Medley’ / ‘Race Babbling’ / ‘Black Orchid’ (Motown LP)
YUSEF LATEEF: ‘Morocco’ / ‘Bismillah’ (US CTI LP)
RAY GOODMAN & BROWN: ‘Special Lady’ (Mercury 7”)
CHUCK CISSEL: ‘Cisselin’ Hot’ (US Arista 12”) (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
RITZ: ‘Dance Until You Drop’ (Epic 12”)
BILL SUMMERS: ‘She’s Gone’ / ‘Walking On Sunshine’ (US Prestige LP)
AKB: ‘Stand Up – Sit Down’ (RSO 12”) (BNDA debut 7/21/79)
DELORES HALL: ‘Snapshot’ (Capitol 12”)
DOBIE GREY: ‘The In Crowd’ / ‘Makin’ Love And Goin’ Crazy’ (Infinity 12”)
DAVE VALENTIN: ‘The Hawk’ LP (US Arista/GRP LP)
CARLOS ROMANOS: ‘Are You Ready’ (PVK 12”)
SLAVE: ‘Just A Touch Of Love’ / ‘Are You Ready For Love’ / ‘Shine’ / ‘Funky Lady’ (US Cotillion LP) (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
CHARANGA 79: ‘Good Times’ / ‘My Forbidden Lover’ / ‘No Nos Pararan’ / ‘We Are Family’ (US TR LP)
SLY STONE: ‘Remember Who You Are’ / ‘Back On The Right Track’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
FATBACK: ‘King Tim III (Personality Jock)’ (Spring 12” promo) (BNDA debut 10/13/79)
CHANTAL CURTIS: ‘Hit Man’ (Pye 12”)
FRISKY: ‘You’ve Got Me Dancing In My Sleep’ / ‘Love At First Sight’ / ‘Tutty Frutty Booty’ (US Vanguard LP) (BNDA debut 1/5/80 & 2/9/80)
BEN E. KING: ‘Music Trance’ (Atlantic 7”) (BNDA debut 3/1/80)
REVANCHE: ‘1979 It’s Dancing Time’ / ‘Music Man’ (Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
PAULETTE REAVES: ‘It’s In Me’ (US PIP 12”)

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