December 8, 1979: George Duke, Billy Ocean, Lakeside, War, Herbie Hancock

Ginger & Eddie were sadly missing in Oldham on Sunday when the Funk Mafia family descended on Romeo & Juliet’s for an alldayer, so my social notes will have to be incomplete.

However, despite a less well attended rival event in Liverpool, this experimental showcase for star Southern DJs Chris Hill, Sean French, Chris Brown, Tom Holland, Jeff Young and Froggy managed to attract a good crowd of rather serious funk fans who have yet to learn how to silly like the Southerners do.

Few (apart from the jocks) were in the intended Cowboys & Indians fancy dress, and – despite a piggyback “horse” race the only real silly was a traditional finale of ‘Mulberry Bush’, ‘Shout’ and ‘Bring The Family Back’ culminating in a massive hand-holding human chain forming a complete link as it raced around the entire club.

Oddly enough there was nobody actually from Oldham, the locals being from Manchester, with coaches coming from Liverpool and Doncaster, while the Champers and Frenchies tribes from West London and Camberley had also come up in coaches.

Froggy’s flawless mixing proved that he’s now as good as any top New York jock, and in fact I was surprised at the amount of mixing all the others were doing too. Reaction from the Northerners seemed to be a surprise at the DJ’s playing what the dancers wanted to hear instead of obscurities just to please themselves, and awe at the solid sound from Froggy’s roadshow equipment.

It was certainly a jazz-orientated day, with many of the hot sounds being oldies that were new to the Northerners, whose nostalgia for jazz-funk is necessarily limited by the recent emergence of the music locally. It seems that when Northern Soul switched from oldies to the then current fast New York material and Esther Phillips/George Benson jazz hits of the mid-70’s, the DJ’s missed out on the funkier hits that were big in the South.

Consequently while the music was a nostalgia trip for us it was a voyage of discovery for those new to it. Finally though the Southerners had the biggest shock of the day when, going against all the stories of how ahead the Northern jazz-funk scene is meant to be, the biggest floor-filler turned out to be Atmosfear!

Odds ‘N Bods

This Thursday (6) Froggy the Master Blender & Megamix the Mighty Chopper (that’s me!) start a major new mixing night at Erith 2001, which’ll be as funky as they’ll let us be . . . UK Disco chart this week sees an exceptionally strong Top 20, in which even most of the titles now slipping have in fact increased support . . . Music Week’s trade-aimed disco chart has been showing several alarming discrepancies from our own recently, thanks to the activity of a certain independent disco plugger whose promotion methods have cast doubt on several possibly legitimate chart titles – however, words have been had and hopefully the situation is now normal . . . Wilson Pickett ‘Groove City’ (EMI America 12EA 104) and Janis Ian ‘Fly Too High’ (CBS 12-7935) are now on 12in, the latter up a notch at 128bpm . . . Azymuth ‘Jazz Carnival’ and Prince ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’ are due imminently on 12in, followed by Sonny Rollins ‘Harlem Boys’, Kinsman Dazz ‘Keep On Rockin’’, while Prince’s even more commercial ‘Sexy Dancer’ LP track is being kept back in case of a later US 12m remix . . . Ilford’s Room At The Top has made its £3 membership a once and for always life-time payment . . . Walsall’s well-fitted new Max’s club in Bridge Street should be just about open now, with Paul Anthony and Paul Reeves jocking . . . DMF Studio Sound at 9 Tournerbury Lane, Hayling Island, Hampshire PO11 9DH (Portsmouth 23798) make personalised DJ jingles to individual requirements, from scratch . . . Chris Dinnis, although still busy around South Devon, wants more soul/funk/jazz gigs, with or without roadshows, in any area – Sean French says his heart is in the right place, so call Chris on 06476-271 . . . Infinity Records has already gone and Electric/Cube are going, so grab their product while you can . . . Rokotto, old touring partners of Brass Construction, have been playing much of BC’s new material for months, and even did ‘Shakit’ on roadshow Disco . . . Showaddywaddy’s inclusion on a supposedly disco bill may seem to widen the event’s appeal but may I fear put off more than it attracts . . . Chart File’s Alan Jones is busily compiling a year-end 1979 Disco chart, so there’s no need for others to bother (as some so kindly have in the past) – thank you Keith Howie (Londonderry) for your early effort, with ‘Boogie Wonderland’ at number one . . . Bob Jones (Chelmsford) wonders whether Sir John Roberts is the same John Roberts wot dun ‘Sockin’ 1-2-3-4’ in the ‘60s? . . . POP TEN (titles outside UK Disco 90): 1 Specials, 2 Dr Hook, 3 Dooleys, 4 Janis Ian, 5 Police ‘Message’, 6 Buggles, 7 Queen, 8 Jam, 9 Specials ‘Gangsters’, 10 Sparks.

UK Newies

GEORGE DUKE: ‘I Want You For Myself’ (from LP ‘Master Of The Game’, Epic EPC 83951) (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
Lovely smoothly pushing 121bpm oogie chugger with tootling flute, squeaky chix and pretty piano is a current jazz-funk biggie, while the Funkadelic-type 116bpm ‘Games’ mixes perfectly (minus intro) out of ‘Knee Deep’. Other cuts were reviewed in depth on import.

BILLY OCEAN: ‘Are You Ready’ (GTO GT 12-259) (BNDA debut 12/13/80)
Michael Jackson meets KC on a totally derivative but bright sounding and obviously powerful 118bpm 12in smacker that should mix well between ‘Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough’ and Rose Royce.

LAKESIDE: ‘Pull My Strings’ (from LP ‘Rough Riders’, Solar FL 13490) (BNDA debut 5/24/80)
Isleys-inspired group with a staccato changed bass-snapping 123bpm “rock” clapper, while after a galloping hooves intro the smacking 133-134bpm title track is very like ‘It’s A Disco Night’ and ‘From 9:00 Until’ is a 114bpm funk chugger. 

JACKIE EDWARDS: ‘My Name Is Fred (OK Fred)’ (UA BP 331)
In a jaunty 95-98bpm 7in reggae answer version we finally find that a “yagga yagga” is a peaceful, Christian, righteous, Rasta quiet man who will do no wrong, OK?

BERNIE LYON: ‘Eleanor Rigby” (Mercury RIGBY 12)
Rather nice 75bpm 12in reggae treatment of the Beatles oldie.

LORD NELSON: ‘Norman And Audrey’ (RCA PC 5205)
Authentically ethnic happy 116bpm 12in calypso for ‘Sugar Bum Bum’ fans, the 129bpm ‘Calistra’s Donkey’ A-side being rather frantic.

Bee Gees-tempo plinky-plunky 103bpm 12in pop jogger.

FRANCE JOLI: ‘Come To Me’ (Ariola ARO 204) (BNDA debut 8/4/79)
‘Last Dance’ was surprisingly Donna Summer‘s first really massive US smash but bombed in Donna-deluged Britain: this similarly slow starting carbon copy 134bpm 12in melodic pounder has also been a US monster . . . and meant nothing on import. Let the hype begin!

GLORIA GAYNOR: ‘Tonight’ (Polydor STEPX 8)
Wally MoR-aimed galloping fast 131bpm 12in treatment of the ‘West Side Story’ song.

STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘You Can Get Over’ (20th Century Fox TCD 2436) (BNDA debut 6/2/79)
Soulfully sung but Summer-styled frantic 136-135-137bpm 12in zapper will be far too fast for here.

JOE TEX: ‘Discomonia’ (TK TKR 7584)
Long slow conspiratorial rap intro finally hits a fast 135bpm behind a catalogue of the Wally superstars who give Joe a dose of discomonia, while the 7in flip is a happily jiggling 116bpm ‘Fat People’.

BOOKER T & THE MGS: ‘Green Onions’ (Atlantic K 10109)
All time classic 131bpm organ instrumental from 1962 is now big again for many jazz-funk fans as well as the Mods.

JIMMY MCGRIFF: ‘I’ve Got A Woman’ (UA UP 613)
Slow starting fast jazz organ instrumental also from ‘62 on a 3-track EP that could have sold thousands to pirate radio fans had it included the impossible to find ‘Round Midnight’ – what a wasted opportunity!

VARIOUS: ‘Black Magic’ LP (Pickwick PLD 8000)
Dynamite double album subtitled ’40 Original Soul Tracks’ from the Atlantic catalogue includes many of the Mod era greats as well as more recent material, every one a guaranteed goodie!

VARIOUS: ‘20 Mod Classics’ LP (Tamla Motown STML 12125)
Mono selection culled from the classics that originally came out here on Stateside, between Ariole and Motown’s own UK logo, recorded in ‘63/‘64.

VARIOUS: ‘Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush’ (from LP ‘Children’s Party Songs & Games’, Kiddicraft KIDS 6-400)
The jazz-funk jocks’ secret weapon, this audience participation silly includes such hilarious instructions as “this is the way we fall on the floor”, while other useful cuts are ‘Ring-A-Roses’ and ‘Old MacDonald’. Very jazzy!

VARIOUS: ‘All Aboard!’ LP (EMI EMTX 101)
Useful collection of ‘24 All-Time Children’s Favourites’ inludes ‘The Laughing Policemen’, ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’, ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Nellie The Elephant’ and ‘Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?’ – again, the jazz-funkers would be lost without it!

VARIOUS: ‘Happy Days Are Here Again’ LP (World Records SH 337)
20 track compilation of original 1930s recordings also includes ‘The Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ and many more for nostalgia-minded MoR jocks, it being a follow-on from the successful (and equally vital) ‘Pennies From Heaven’ LPs.

VARIOUS: ‘Hits Of World War II, The Great British Dance Bands 1939-1945’ LPs (World Records SH 343-349)
Seven consecutively numbered separate LPs that document the music of the War years and contain all the (UK recorded) nostalgia material that an aware MoR jock might need. I personally carry this sort of stuff by the box!

VARIOUS: ‘The Golden Fiddle Awards Of 1979’ LP (Epic EPC 61998)
Good and loud live recordings of the Scottish fiddlers’ awards concert includes several very useful rousing reels and a ballsy ‘Scotland The Brave’, easy enough to cue despite announcements between tracks.

FIDDLER’S DRAM: ‘Day Trip To Bangor’ (Dingle’s SID 211)
Madly jolly folksy singalong, already on radio and likely to hit big.

MIKE OLDFIELD: ‘Blue Peter’ (Virgin VS 317)
Jaunty pipe organ knees-up in his usual folksy style.

ROCK ISLAND LINE: ‘Choo Choo Ch’Boogie’ (RCA PB 5201)
Great ballsy new version of Louis Jordan’s rocking swinger.

WYNONIE HARRIS: ‘Blood Shot Eyes’ (King 45-4461)
Brassy boogie blues shouter from ‘51 goes well before Jackie Wilson’s ‘Reet Petite’.

IVOR BIGGUN: ‘The Winkers Rock ‘N Roll’ (Beggars Banquet BOP 5)
Very funny dirty singalong for rowdy piss-ups!

THE RED HAGGLE PIPERS: ‘The Scottish Dog Dance’ (Gull GULS 70)
Jolly bedlam of booming drums, bagpipes and howling dogs could have been better with a cleaner mix.

PETER SKELLERN: ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ (Mercury 6007246)
Typical lovely but very slow revival of Fred Astaire’s song uses massed ‘30s voices and a brass band to make atmospheric MoR.

Lazy old MoR smoocher needs to follow another slowie to work.

Inconsequential little instrumental ditty from telly’s hilarious spoof series, sadly shown when most of us are out on a Friday night.

JACK JONES: ‘The Love Boat’ (Polydor POSP 92)
Discofied 121bpm 7in TV show theme.


WAR: ‘The World Is A Ghetto’ (from LP ‘The Music Band 2’, US MCA MCA-3193)
Monster-bound extremely exciting but quietly starting and gradually building marathon 13:47 new 114-117-118-119-120-121-122(piano)-121-122-123-122bpm instrumental version of their classic Latin-tinged oldie gives everyone a chance to have a jazzy blow and is a hell of a lot more powerful than one first “cold” hearing might suggest. Try it loud with a full floor and you’ll soon see!

HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘Doin’ It’ (from LP ‘The Best Of Herbie Hancock’, US Columbia JC 36309) (BNDA debut 10/30/76)
Somewhat remixed oldies set, this 1976 ‘Secrets’ cut (also evidently on 7in) being a jittery yowling and wheezling sparse 99bpm instrumental that should go well with Herb’s ‘Rotation’, while also included and actually a lot stronger are the 118-114-116-118-116-29-118-117-116bpm ‘I Thought It Was You’, gradually accelerating 95(intro)-100-106-117bpm ‘Chameleon’, 120bpm ‘Ready Or Not’ and 122bpm ‘Tell Everybody’.

CHAIN REACTION: ‘Dance Freak’ (US Sound Of New York USA 707)
Still seemingly in short supply, it’s an unpolished chanting 121-124-121-124bpm 12in jumper with quiet clapping intro, rattling Latin percussion and thumping break, hitting a groove that combines the flavour of Brass Construction and old Hi-Tension.

THE EMOTIONS: ‘What’s The Name Of Your Love?’ (from LP ‘Come Into Our World’, US ARC JC 36149) (‘Come Into My World’ BNDA debut 2/2/80)
Their recent 126bpm ‘I Should Be Dancing’ strutter is virtually the 7in length, this typical staccato spiky leaper is a bit fast at 135-136 bpm, while ‘Come Into My World’ is a wailing clippety-clop 126-125-127bpm smacker, ‘Where Is Your Love?’ a lovely lurching 35bpm slowie, ‘Cause I Love You’ a cooing 46bpm swayer, ‘On And On’ a dead slow starting Diana Ross-ish 31-34-35-37bpm building pop lurcher, ‘The Movie’ a squeaky 106bpm jolter and ‘Yes I Am’ a sweetly shrill little 118bpm plopper.

EUGENE RECORD: ‘Fan The Fire’ (from LP ‘Welcome To My Fantasy’, US Warner Bros. BSK 3284)
Recently on 12in, ‘Where Are You’ is an EWF-ish 126bpm strutter, while a thwacking intro eases into this solidly clapping jittery but lazy 117-115-116bpm swayer, which seems more popular. The sparsely jaunty 122-125bpm title track is a falsetto strutter with brief Xmassy intro and instrumental last part, ‘Pain For Pleasure’ is a gradually accelerating Stevie Wonder-ish 104-108bpm jogger and ‘Help Yourself To Love’ a dead slow starting 19/39bpm smoochy duet.

GARY’S GANG: ‘Spirits’ (from LP ‘Gangbusters’, US SAM JC 36240)
Tapping, rattling and clapping cool little 122bpm “rock” swayer with cooing chix, lush backing and gently jazzy brass, while of the other rather nasty “disco” cuts a totally pop-orientated 136-138bpm revival of ‘Rock Around The Clock’ really does sound like Gary Glitter even though as we now know the Gang are nothing to do with him!

SANTA ESMERALDA: ‘Medley: Another Cha Cha / Cha Cha Suite’ (from LP ‘Another Cha Cha’, US Casablanca NBLP 7175) (BNDA debut 9/8/79)
“Lights, action, music!” Oh no, sorry, it’s not ‘Hollywood’, so this starts “one two three four cha cha cha!” and roars off at 134bpm for a side-long 13:58 frantic Continental knees-up with bits reminiscent of the Tabou Combo’s classic ‘New York City’, the whole thing being huge in the US but zero-rated here (outside of gay clubs).

Mix Master

War’s new version of ‘The World Is A Ghetto’ vari-synchs perfectly out of Sugarhill Gang if using very start, or using the first bpm shift up it is dynamite out of Roy Ayers ‘Don’t Stop The Feeling’ and even Shalamar ‘Second Time Around’, while towards the end of War you can run the intro of Brass Construction ‘Movin’’ so that the first “blap” slots over the first beat in a bar progression and the main music then starts 18 beats later to make a sensational segue. BC then mixes perfectly into Shalamar ‘Right In The Socket’, which then chops into Stargard (minus intro). Other nice ‘uns include Sergio Mendes ‘I’ll Tell You’, mixing from vocal into vocal of Prince ‘I Wanna Be Your Lover’, Robin Beck into Positive Force, and One Way ‘Music’ into FLB ‘Lookin’ For Love Tonight’ (an oldie but goodie!).

UK Disco Top 87 – December 8, 1979

The last 6 positions on this week’s chart were cut off . . . again. Positions 85-87 were reconstructed from next week’s chart.

01 01 Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night – Mercury 12″
02 06 Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight – Sugarhill 12″
03 05 Michael Jackson – Off The Wall – Epic 7″
04 04 Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On – AVI 12″
05 03 Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night – Epic 12″
06 02 Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Epic 12″
07 11 Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space – MCA 12″
08 07 Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak – Solar 12″
09 08 Stix Hooper – Cordon Bleu – MCA 12″
10 09 Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It – MCA 12″
11 12 Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida – Island 12″
12 10 Herb Alpert – Rise – A&M 12″
13 13 Shalamar – The Second Time Around – Solar 12″
14 14 Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – CBS 12″
15 15 One Way feat. Al Hudson – Music – MCA 12″
16 16 Positive Force – We Got The Funk – US Turbo 12″
17 21 Jupiter Beyond – The River Drive – Pye 12″
18 22 Azymuth – Jazz Carnival / Young Embrace – US Milestone LP
19 17 Hudson People – Boogie On Downtown – Virgin 12″
20 19 Viola Wills – Gonna Get Along Without You Now – Ariola Hansa 12″
21 23 Commodores – Still – Motown 7″/LP
22 18 Earth, Wind & Fire – Star – CBS 7″
23 24 Prince – Sexy Dancer / I Wanna Be Your Lover – US Warner Bros. 12″
24 27 Stargard – Wear It Out – Warner Bros. 7″/US 12″
25 20 Chic – My Forbidden Lover – Atlantic 12″
26 35 Rose Royce – Is It Love You’re After – Whitfield 12″
27 40 Dan-I – Monkey Chop – Island 12″
28 28 Cognac – How High – Electric 12″
29 34 Freddie James – Get Up And Boogie – Warner Bros. 12″
30 25 Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions – RCA 12″
31 26 Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
32 42 Rufus & Chaka – Masterjam (all cuts) – MCA 12″/US LP
33 36 Robin Beck – Sweet Talk – Mercury 12″
34 29 Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time – Pablo 12″
35 32 Shalamar – Right In The Socket – Solar LP
36 57 Wayne Henderson – Dancin’ Love Affair – Polydor 12″
37 44 Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me / Heavenly / Hold On – US Arista LP
38 30 Michael Jackson – Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / Burn This Disco Out – Epic LP/US 7″
39 59 Stevie Wonder – Send One Your Love – Motown 7″
40 43 Jean Carn – When I Find You Love (all cuts) – US Philadelphia Int’l LP
41 48 Marvin Gaye – Ego Tripping Out / What’s Going On – Motown 12″
42 33 Errol Dunkley – OK Fred – Scope 12″
43 47 George Duke – I Want You For Myself / Games – Epic LP
44 41 Kat Mandu – The Break – US TK 12″
45 77 Brass Construction – Brass Construction 5 (all cuts) – US UA LP
46 52 Crème D’Cocoa – Doin’ The Dog / Doggin’ It / Gimme Your Love – US Venture 12″/LP
47 45 Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard / Let The Music Take Me / Call On Me – US Elektra LP
48 70 Delegation – Put A Little Love On Me / Welcome To My World – Ariola 12″
49 37 Crusaders – Street Life – MCA 12″
50 NE Herb Alpert – Rotation – US A&M 12″
51 38 Funkadelic – (Not Just) Knee Deep – Warner Bros. LP
52 64 Deborah Washington – Rock It – Ariola 12″
53 49 Sly & The Family Stone – Dance To The Music – Epic 12″
54 46 Herb Alpert – Street Life / 1980 / Beyond The Rain – A&M LP
55 75 Slave – Just A Touch Of Love / Are You Ready For Love / Funky Lady / Shine – US Cotillion 12″ promo/LP
56 51 Jay Hoggard – West End Dancer – US GRP/Arista LP
57 39 Fern Kinney – Groove Me – WEA 12″
58 31 Gloria Gaynor – Let Me Know (I Have A Right) – Polydor 12″
59 72 Brass Construction – Movin’ – UA LP
60 58 Sergio Mendes Brasil 88 – I’ll Tell You / A Dream Come True / Let It Go / Summer Dream – US Elektra 12″/LP
61 62 Kool & The Gang – Too Hot / Hangin’ Out / If You Feel Like Dancin’ / Tonight’s The Night – Mercury LP
62 83 Chosen Few – Boogie Army (Boogie Down) – Ariola Hansa 12″
63 61 Isaac Hayes – Don’t Let Go – Polydor 12″
64 50 Selecter – On My Radio / Too Much Pressure – 2-Tone 7″
65 NE Diana Ross – It’s My House – Motown 7″
66 53 ABBA – Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) – Epic 7″
67 NE Trussel – Love Injection – US Elektra 12″
68 NE Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rappin’ – Mercury 12″
69 NE Roy Ayers – Don’t Stop The Feeling – Polydor LP/US 12″ promo
70 NE Sheila & B. Devotion – Spacer / Don’t Go – Carrere 12″
71 NE Tony Rallo & The Midnite Band – Holdin’ On / Travellin’ / Flights Of My Mind – US Casablanca LP
72 89 Chuck Cissel – Cisselin’ Hot – US Arista 12″
73 81 Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone / Rock That / Let Your Feelings Show – CBS LP
74 NE War – The World Is A Ghetto – US MCA LP
75 78 Real Thing – Give Me Your Love / You Can’t Force The Funk – Pye 12″
76 69 Nature’s Divine – I Just Can’t Control Myself / Nature Divine – Infinity 12″
77 RE Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing – Atlantic 7″/US 12″ promo
78 84 Love Unlimited – High Steppin’, Hip Dressin’ Fella – US Unlimited Gold 12″
79 NE Storm – It’s My House – Scope 12″
80 NE Three Degrees – My Simple Heart – Ariola 7″
81 RE Ramsey Lewis – Spring High / All The Way Live / Tequila Mockingbird – CBS 12″
82 76 Madness – One Step Beyond – Stiff 7″
83 74 Discotheque – Intro Disco – Mercury 12″
84 63 Shadow – I Need Love / Love Lite / I Enjoy Ya / No Better Love / Say It Again – US Elektra 12″/LP
85 NE Earth, Wind & Fire – Can’t Let Go – CBS 7″
86 56 Detroit Spinners – Body Language / With My Eyes / Disco Ride – Atlantic 7″/12″ promo/US LP
87 60 Anita Ward – Don’t Drop My Love – TK 12″

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #2 (BNDA debut 10/13/79) / #5 (BNDA debut 8/25/79)
#6 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 9/22/79) / #10 (BNDA debut 6/16/79)
#11 (BNDA debut 7/12/80) / #12 (BNDA debut 7/28/79) / #13 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#14 (BNDA debut 10/27/79) / #15 (BNDA debut 11/3/79) / #16 (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
#20 (BNDA debut 3/15/80) / #23 (BNDA debut 11/10/79) / #24 (BNDA debut 10/6/79)
#25 (BNDA debut 9/1/79) / #28 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #29 (BNDA debut 7/7/79)
#32 (BNDA debut 11/17/79) / #33 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #35 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#37 (BNDA debut 11/10/79) / #38 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #40 (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
#43 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #44 (BNDA debut 8/11/79) / #45 (BNDA debut 5/31/80)
#47 (BNDA debut 12/15/79) / #49 (BNDA debut 9/29/79) / #50 (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
#51 (BNDA debut 10/13/79) / #53 (BNDA debut 10/27/79) / #55 (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
#57 (BNDA debut 8/4/79) / #58 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #60 (BNDA debut 9/29/79)
#61 (BNDA debut 9/8/79) / #63 (BNDA debut 10/6/79) / #67 (BNDA debut 12/8/79)
#69 (BNDA debut 12/22/79) / #70 (BNDA debut 5/10/80) / #72 (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
#77 (BNDA debut 6/23/79) / #82 (BNDA debut 2/23/80) / #87 (BNDA debut 10/20/79)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

INSTANT FUNK: ‘Bodyshine’ / ‘Slap Slap Lickedy Lap’ / ‘It’s Your Love On My Mind’ / ‘Witch Doctor’ (US Salsoul LP) (BNDA debut 11/24/79)
BAR-KAYS: ‘Move Your Boogie Body’ / ‘Up In Here’ / ‘More And More’ (US Mercury LP)
RAY GOODMAN & BROWN: ‘Special Lady’ (Mercury 7”)
NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN: ‘Tonight I’m Alright’ / ‘I Shoulda Loved Ya’ (US Atlantic LP) (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
CHAIN REACTION: ‘Dance Freak’ (US Jam Sessions 12”)
LOOSE CHANGE: ‘I Wanna Hold On To You’ / ‘Rising Cost Of Love’ / ‘Babe’ / ‘All Night Man’ / ‘Straight From The Heart’ (US Casablanca LP)
JOE BATAAN: ‘Rap-O Clap-O’ (US Salsoul 12”) (BNDA debut 12/1/79)
BILLY COBHAM: ‘What Is Your Fantasy’ (US Columbia 12”)
PATRICK HERNANDEZ: ‘You Turn Me On’ (Gem 12”)
BOOKER T & THE MGS: ‘Green Onions’ (Atlantic 7”)
DEODATO: ‘Whistle Bump’ (US Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 5/27/78)
WEBSTER LEWIS: ‘You Deserve To Dance’ / ‘Go For It’ / ‘Fire’ (US Epic LP)
NATIVE SON: ‘Wind Surfing’ / ‘Whispering Eyes’ / ‘Super Safari’ (US Infinity LP)
TEDDY PENDERGRASS: ‘Come Go With Me’ / ‘Turn Off The Lights’ (Philadelphia Int’l LP)
UMBERTO TOZZI: ‘Gloria’ (CBS 12”)
STEVIE WONDER: ‘A Seed’s A Star & Tree Medley’ / ‘Race Babbling’ / ‘Black Orchid’ (Motown LP)
SYLVESTER: ‘Can’t Stop Dancing’ / ‘In My Fantasy’ (Fantasy 12”) (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
UNYQUE: ‘Keep On Making Me High’ (DJM 12”) (BNDA debut 10/20/79)
MR Q: ‘Ladies Delight’ (Canadian Monica’s Production 12”)
OPUS SEVEN: ‘Bussle’ / ‘The Way You Move Me’ (US Source LP)
EUGENE RECORD: ‘Fan The Fire’ / ‘Where Are You’ / ‘Welcome To My Fantasy’ / ‘Pain For Pleasure’ / ‘Help Yourself To Love’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
FLORA PURIM: ‘From The Lonely Afternoon’ / ‘Love Lock’ / ‘Carry On’ / ‘Sarara’ (US Elektra LP)
MIGHTY POPE: ‘Sweet Blindness’ / ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ (US RFC LP) (BNDA debut 9/22/79)
HIROSHIMA: ‘Lion Dance’ (US Arista LP)
LAKESIDE: ‘Pull My Strings’ / ‘Rough Riders’ (US Solar LP) (BNDA debut 5/24/80)
BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA: ‘With You I’m Born Again’ (Motown 7”)
KINSMAN DAZZ: ‘Keep On Rocking’ / ‘Love Design’ (US 20th Century LP)
JACKIE MOORE: ‘How’s Your Love Life Baby’ (US Columbia 12”) (BNDA debut 12/22/79)
HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘Doin’ It’ (US Columbia 7”) (BNDA debut 10/30/76)
BEN E. KING: ‘Music Trance’ (Atlantic 7”) (BNDA debut 3/1/80)
GARY’S GANG: ‘Spirits’ / ‘Do You Wanna Go Dancin’’ (US SAM LP) (BNDA debut 12/8/79)
O’JAYS: ‘Identify’ (Philadelphia Int’l 7”)
DAVID OLIVER: ‘Could It Be Love’ / ‘Summer Love’ / ‘Don’t You Ever Be Lonely’ (US Mercury LP)
JOE TEX: ‘Discomonia’ / ‘Fat People’ (TK 7”)
RONN MATLOCK: ‘Let Me Dance’ (US Cotillion LP)
DENIECE WILLIAMS: ‘I Found Love’ (US Columbia 12”)

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