April 26, 1980: “Sunny Caister”, Mass Production, Kleeer, Wilbert Longmire, Voyage, Aurra

Sunny Caister

Swimsuits are a must if you’re going to Caister 2 this weekend – so are brollies! – not because of the weather, though but because you’ll get soaked by condensation raining down from the ceiling of the hall where all the funky action is! The Showstopper Promotions-run soul weekender has moved locations from the larger Ladbrokes camp to their Seashore caravans only camp which, nearer Yarmouth, is totally exposed right on the beach. Since Springtime seems later in reaching East Norfolk than other areas this year, the caravans last weekend were buffeted by howling gales and storms of hail in place of gentle April showers.

However, this was the only sour note in an event that ended by creating the best (and most trouble-free) atmosphere of any Caister yet. With only one music venue featuring the ‘Family’ team of Chris Hill, Robbie Vincent, Sean French, Chris Brown, Tom Holland, Jeff Young and Froggy (immortalised by the phantom Mohican placard flasher as “Froggy mixes better than a Kenwood Chef”) all in rotation, there is no variety in the music to choose between as there was at the old camp’s three main venues. But by being further from civilisation, there is no noise restriction and the grand finales can finish later.

What finales they are too! Roberta Flack ‘Back Together Again’ blending into Billy Paul ‘Bring The Family Back’ into McFadden & Whitehead ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now’ is the starting point, followed by an assortment from El Coco ‘Let’s Get It Together’, O’Jays ‘I Love Music’, Isleys ‘Shout’, Bobby Thurston ‘You Got What It Takes’, Sho Nuff ‘It’s Alright’, interspersed by Gerry & The Pacemakers ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, Lonnie Donegan ‘The Party’s Over’, Vera Lynn ‘There’ll Always Be A Caister’ (that Hill remains a mobile jock at heart!), and great call-and-answer responses of the usual “wah-ooh wah-hah” shout, “oh yes we are” – “oh no you’re not” pantomime routine, and some incredibly good “just the girls”/”just the fellahs” acappella singing.

Last Saturday a video camera was relaying the action into a neighbouring room where two colour screens and an extension of Froggy’s massive roadshow made it a cooler environment to hear what was happening, although by the finale that room was packed too and the crowd were joining in the chanting. Come the Sunday finish this room was empty of people but full of condensation-caused fog!

The condensation also fogged up the mirrors in the main room which were meant to send laser beams all around the place in a “dry” (ha ha) run for the much bigger and more spectacular laser display that will be at Sho-Pro’s big-top Knebworth Soul Day on May 26th Bank Holiday Monday (starring Lonnie Liston Smith, GQ, Eddy Grant, Light Of The World, the ‘Family’ jocks plus Colin Curtis & John Grant, circus acts and more). This event it is hoped will attract a truly national audience.

As it was, Caister 1 had crowds from Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Birmingham and Bristol as well as London and the South, the reaction of Liverpool McMillans DJ Gary Allan, at his first Caister, being “we like to think that the all-dayers in the North are as good as this, but they aren’t!” Gary’s coming back this weekend, as are 300 more including myself to join the 2,000 or so fresh campers.

My motivation for returning it must be admitted is a great late-night restaurant in Yarmouth (lobster thermidor for £5.50!) and the fact that the old Ladbrokes camp has Sho-Pro’s Country Weekender going on at the same time. Yi-ha, git DOWN!

Oh yes – the music. Roy Ayers ‘Can’t You See Me’ seemed to be played rather a lot, Donald Byrd ‘Dominoes’ (Live At The Roxy) was as well but to better response and Dexter Wansel ‘Life On Mars’ was heavily requested evidently. Oldies rule?

Odds ‘N Bods

Ronnie Laws’ short UK tour – Birmingham (May 2), Hammersmith (3), Brighton (4), Manchester Dunstable (8) – sees UA release ‘Every Generation’ and not ‘OTBA Law’ as his next single . . . PRAT’s next disco special’s a 6-track 33 1/3rpm 12in (they may find this classified as an LP for chart sales returns) featuring La Pregunta ‘Chameleon’, Rinder & Lewis ‘Blue Steel’, Renzo Fraiese ‘12 Engle Street’, David Benoit ‘Los Angeles’, Jon Faddis ‘Razor Blade’ / ‘Good And Plenty’ (12P 5016) due mid-May . . . Phyllis Hyman’s Arista follow-up ‘Under Your Spell’ 12in will cost only 99p for the first 5,000 copies sold . . . Crown Heights Affair on fancily packaged UK 12in does indeed run faster. ‘Use Your Body & Soul’ at 120-119-120bpm and ‘You Gave Me Love’ at 116bpm, and debuts the De-Lite label here . . . Osibisa ‘Pata Pata’ switches from Pye to Calibre (CABL 102) in a remixed version with added afro party chanting . . . Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway ‘Back Together Again’ has been delayed . . . Ben E King ‘Music Trance’ will eventually be the B-side to a brand new A-side on UK 12in next month . . . Odyssey ‘Use It Up And Wear It Out’ (US RCA PD-11963) and Heath Brothers ‘For The Public’ (US Columbia 43-11258) are now on LP-length US 12in (Heath Bros minus the LP’s clapping intro/outro) while Cheryl Lynn ‘Keep It Hot’ (US Columbia 43-11261) gets a remixed break . . . BT Express’ long awaited (and rumoured to be cancelled) ‘1980’ album has finally appeared but doesn’t sound too special to these ears . . . Caister previews included Freeez ‘Keep In Touch’ (Pink Rhythm 12 Pinky 1), a fast flowing jazzy c. 133bpm 12in UK instrumental with Atmosfear-type breaks that you’d better order now as only 500 will be pressed, El Coco ‘Let’s Get It Together’ (remix) (AVI 12in), Eddy Grant ‘My Turn To Love You’ (Ice 12in), and Chris Hill’s hotly hyped remix of Sho Nuff ‘It’s Alright’ (Ensign 12in) . . . but who is Lorna Greene and why was Chris covering her up!? . . . Robbie Vincent’s oldies along with the more likely ‘Sausalito’ and ‘New Killer Joe’, included Le Pamplemousse ‘Get Your Boom Boom’ and O’Jays ‘Use Ta Be My Girl’ – which caused a conga line! . . . Caister artifacts include a “Don’t stop – FREEZE” badge and a T-shirt with the Glacier Mint bear saying “Freeze!” . . . Sho Pro’s Roger “Dynarod” Dance spent a lot of time in the loo, while Froggy came clean in the bath . . . Sunday 11th May at Solihull’s St Johns Hotel there’s a major Disco Light & Sound ‘80 exhibition organised by three Midlands dealers (details 021 707 4925) . . . Thames Valley DJA members meet this Sunday (27) lunchtime in Camberley Duke Of York for talks on first aid electronics crossovers . . . Brighton’s funky Paul Clark got voted the Public Relations Officer of the Sussex DJ Assn, much to his surprise . . . Jason West did his award-winning ‘Smelly Feet’ rap at USAF Alconbury Aquarius Club and someone let off a stink bomb! . . . Steve Dee’s staff of Amersham fracas fame have adopted my “Wally Herberts” comment as a slogan for future T-shirts! . . . Chris Dinnis’ last funk night at Sidmouth Winter Garden drew funk fans from Gloucester, Bristol, Cornwall, Weymouth and even North London, while his Exeter reunion attracted some Pete Tong followers from Kent . . . Chris Sidney Brown’s forthcoming ‘Family Album’ picture book surely won’t be complete without baby photos of Royston Hill, Allen Holland, Jeff Elkins and Steve Howlett?! . . . Noel Wright (Ware Beckets on Thurs/Fridays) says the local Ware Anti-Mod Pro-Soul Brigade keep insisting he chop Lena Martell into ‘Love Theme From Crossroads’ – are they really Wallys, he wonders? . . . Steve Dennis “The Menace” funks Birmingham Faces in Five Ways on four and a half nights a week – what would the next figure be in numerical sequence? . . . Camberley Frenchies’ Paul Wheeler & Robin Nash are planning with Mayfair Playboy Club’s Tony Jenkins some special jazz-funk Bunny Parties with PA’s by a celebrity secret jazz-funk fan . . . Yankee Disc’s Mike O’Shea offers £50 reward for the unidentified DJ who stirred up trouble with Groove’s Chris Palmer to identify himself . . . Rowdy Yeats of RCA (who are currently carving up the Disco Sales Chart) used to be in a Dudley-based precursor to Chicken Shack called Sounds Of Blue, along with Christine McVie of Fleetwood Mac, Stan Webb etc . . . Tom Holland, whose warm-up jockette (and constant companion) is the oddly named Jeanneane Cesvette (alias Miss Blue Note), now revives CJ & Co ‘Sure Can’t Go To The Moon’ (US Westbound LP), Doug Richardson ‘Salsa Mama’ (US AVI LP) . . . Jeff Young has a gruesome line in true hospital stories (he’s a hospital lab technician in real life – don’t give up your day job, Jeff!) . . . Raydio, Lakeside, Ben E King, James Brown and the like have brought back heavy funk in a big way to Mayfair Gullivers . . . Kev Hill (Brentwood), fresh back from Ireland, says Galway area discos are invariably large houses DIY converted into dance halls and playing no soul at all but lots of Dave Edmunds ‘Singing The Blues’ . . . Andy Davison (Sawston) says the American and usually black disco jocks at East Anglia’s many USAF bases don’t use mikes but also don’t play gay disco – instead they mix jazz-funk and soul – they’re obviously not from LA! . . . Chris Jones (Cardiff) wonders how many other disco DJ’s are radio amateurs – I’m not sure if he means legal hams or naughty CB fans, but Sean French could probably tell him a thing or two . . . Chris Hill may have started the Freeze, but it would be nice if CBS would acknowledge my own part in actually finding and telling the world about ‘The Groove’ – which incidentally leapt straight into London’s sales Top 20 as the highest new entry last week . . . KEEP IT FUNKY!

UK Newies

MASS PRODUCTION: ‘Shante’ (Atlantic K 11475T)
Amazingly War-like jazzy instrumental builds with shifting solos in ‘Ghetto’ style on UK-only 12in from a quietly beating long start through 124(intro)-126-124-127-128bpm and is huge for funk jocks around the South and Merseyside.

KLEEER: ‘Close To You’ (Atlantic LV 36)
Creamily jittering 117(intro)-119-117(bass)-119bpm backbeat chugger has increased dramatically in my estimation since discovering its main beat mixes perfectly out of Jermaine’s ‘Burnin’ Hot’! While ‘Winners’ is on US 12in promo, this LV 12in is flipped by a Fred Dove segued medley of the old 124bpm ‘Tonight’s The Night’ and ‘I Love To Dance’.

WILBERT LONGMIRE: ‘Hawkeye’ (from LP ‘With All My Love’, Tappan Zee CBS 84155)
Great pattering long 115-116bpm jazz guitar instrumental was big on import and chops (minus intro) out of ‘OTBA Law’ and then synchs into ‘You Got What It Takes’ for my fave mix of a few weeks ago. 

CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR: ‘You’ve Been Gone’ (from LP ‘Sure Shot’, De-Lite 6372767)
In addition to last week’s 12in tracks (though what their BPM is on the UK pressing I’m unsure as this is the US one I’m using!), other hot cuts include this buoyant 122-123-124-123-124bpm smacker, synthesizer-bubbled 117-118bpm ‘I Don’t Want To Change You’ “rock” thumper, lightweight 120-121-122-124bpm ‘I See The Light’ bass tripper and jiggly less distinctive 123-124bpm title track.

RAYDIO: ‘It’s Time To Party Now’ (from LP ‘Two Places At The Same Time’, Arista SPART 1121) (‘For Those Who Like To Groove’ BNDA debut 5/17/80)
The monster ‘For Those Who Like To Groove’ instrumental is irritatingly 2bpm down on the 7in at 114bpm here, this jiggly 111bpm plodder being next hottest, ‘Until The Morning Comes’ a bumpy subdued 116bpm backbeater, ‘Everybody Makes Mistakes’ a Sly-type rolling 112bpm jolter, ‘Tonight’s The Night’ a 39½bpm smoocher and title track a Radio One-plugged 43½/87bpm slowie.

ISLEY BROTHERS: ‘Go All The Way’ LP (Epic EPC 86110) (BNDA debut 4/26/80)
Gradually accelerating 124/5/6/7-128-129bpm title track smacker, the swaying 112/56bpm ‘Say You Will’ now being hotter for some jocks, while ‘Pass It On’ is a rumbling 116bpm smacker and ‘Don’t Say Goodnight’ a 25/51bpm smoocher.

HERBIE HANCOCK: ‘Saturday Night’ (from LP ‘Monster’, CBS 84237) (BNDA debut 4/19/80)
Disappointingly patchy set with worrying hard rock touches, this Carlos Santana-backed 120-121-123-124(break)-123(chix)-121-124bpm Latin jitterer not even getting Herbie’s fans too excited.


VOYAGE: ‘I Love You Dancer’ (from LP ‘Voyage 3’, US Marlin 2235) (BNDA debut 5/17/80)
Rock orientated direction change by the white French trio is fairly awful but for this catchily jaunty 114bpm “rock” smacker with looping synthesizer and guitar lines linking into the chattering chunky rhythm and high-pitched harmony chanting, all of which sounded rather good at Caister through gigantic speakers, while ‘Do It Again’ is a slower jiggly 106½-105-106bpm variation that’s even more like a funkier soulful Bee Gees. That apart, check the former!

AURRA: ‘In The Mood (To Groove)’ (from LP ‘Aurra’, US Dream DA 3503) (BNDA debut 5/17/80)
Booming bass-pushed lively 127bpm leaper with continuous smoothly chanting excitable chaps ‘n chix keeps on jumpin’ right up to the brief acappella overspill and looks like being big, but I personally will probably be playing the more mixable 120(intro)-118-119-118bpm ‘When I Come Home’ “rock” smacker, while the 127bpm ‘Got To Get My Lady Back’ is Latin-soul “disco”.

KWICK: ‘I Want To Dance With You’ (from LP ‘Kwick’, US EMI America SW-17025) (BNDA debut 6/14/80)
Allen Jones-produced soul set from Memphis starts with this good GQ ‘Rock Freak’-like 123(intro)-124-123(break)-124-123bpm “rock” smacker with odd rattling break and finish, ‘We Ought To Be Dancing’ being a jiggly stamping 128bpm chugger somehow reminiscent of Machine’s ‘Grace Of God’ and ‘Tonight Is The Night’ a lop-sided stereo piano-introed languid 108-107-106-107bpm “rock” swayer.

THE JUDY ROBERTS BAND: ‘Never Was Love’ (from LP ‘Judy Roberts’, US Inner City IC 1078)
Freckle-faced young white jazz keyboardist/singer comes on like Flora Purim meeting Lonnie Liston Smith on this what amounts to 121-123(guitar)-124(synth)-lull-124bpm vocal version of ‘Expansions’, sadly short at just 3:52, ‘Thumbs’ is a tricky bass-plunked 97bpm instrumental half-stepper for George Power gigs, and ‘Yes Indeed’ a complex exciting c.133-135bpm fast guitar, synthesizer and piano jitterer.

EDDY ROSEMOND: ‘(Wake Up And Move) Funk It’ (US Laser FLP 251)
Sylvester-style 129bpm 12in snickety leaper with skittering rhythm and yowling voicebox has been big in the North West and now belatedly seems to be heading South.

LOVE COMMITTEE: ‘I Wanna Make Love To You’ (from LP ‘Love Committee’, US T-Electric MCA-3233)
Strange saxily swinging 127bpm ‘Love People Theme’ instrumental opening with deep bass short voice-over segues unexpectedly into this really superb artingly [sic] pent-up 34/68bpm deep soul slowie, recommended to all veteran soul group freaks . . . but then various Dramatics and O’Jays are involved! Eddie Levert co-penned the 132-130-131bpm ‘I Made A Mistake’ romper, the better cleverly worded ‘Boogie Papers’ (they gotta be signed by Sir Groove!) being a good 120(intro)-124-125bpm chugger.

TEMPTATIONS: ‘Power’ (US Gordy G-7183F) (BNDA debut 5/17/80)
Their return to Gordy is an old-style angrily hollering 126-127bpm 7in message-song stormer with muttering acappella deep bass “power pum-pum” intro and lots of vintage excitement – which may not mean so much to today’s audience.

GIORGIO: ‘On The Radio’ (US Casablanca NBD 20212)
Surprisingly excellent straight slow 16/32bpm jazz piano instrumental of the normally speeding-up Donna Summer tune sticks to the always lovely melody on 4-track 12in from the ‘Foxes’ soundtrack.

THE J.B.’S: ‘Rock Groove Machine’ (US Drive 436) (BNDA debut 3/8/80)
Hissing and bubbling spikily skipping 124-123bpm 12in thudder remixed from last year’s version.

THOMAS BUCKNASTY: ‘Does This Mean Our Love Is Over’ (from LP ‘Blast-O-Funk’, US RCA AFL1-3430)
Cliched heavy funk set saved moderately by this brass-punctuated thudding jerky 121(intro)-122bpm strutting smacker.

FATBACK: ‘Street Band’ (from LP ‘Hot Box’, US Spring SP-1-6726)
Languidly rolling and clapping old-fashioned 109bpm sax-snorted nostalgia trip in the ‘Honky Tonk’ style is great fun if not entirely for today’s youth market.

JESSICA WILLIAMS: ‘Queen Of Fools’ LP (US Polydor PD-1-6248) (‘Queen Of Fools’ BNDA debut 1/5/80)
Out for ages but as Tricky Dicky says the top true gay sound of the moment, the title track is – you guessed it – a zingy 132bpm rattler full of dated “disco” effects.

UK Disco Top 90 – April 26, 1980

01 01 Brothers Johnson – Stomp! – A&M 12″
02 02 Leon Haywood – Don’t Push It Don’t Force It – 20th Century 12″
03 04 Bobby Thurston – Check Out The Groove – Epic 12″
04 08 Rodney Franklin – The Groove – CBS 12″
05 03 Narada Michael Walden – Tonight I’m Alright – Atlantic 12″
06 05 Whispers – And The Beat Goes On – Solar 12″
07 07 Detroit Spinners – Working My Way Back To You – Atlantic 12″
08 06 Tony Rallo & The Midnite Band – Holdin’ On / Burnin’ Alive – Calibre 12″
09 11 Mystic Merlin – Just Can’t Give You Up / Burned To Learn – Capitol 12″
10 10 Liquid Gold – Dance Yourself Dizzy – Polo 12″
11 09 Gibson Brothers – Cuba / Better Do It Salsa – Island 12″
12 16 Narada Michael Walden – I Shoulda Loved Ya – Atlantic 12″
13 15 Mass Production – Shante – Atlantic 12″
14 22 Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious / Burnin’ Hot – Motown 7″/US LP
15 12 Michael Jackson – Rock With You / Get On The Floor – Epic 12″
16 14 Fern Kinney – Together We Are Beautiful – WEA 12″
17 17 Trussel – Love Injection – Elektra 12″
18 18 Crown Heights Affair – Use Your Body & Soul / You Gave Me Love – De-Lite 12″
19 13 Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me – Arista 12″
20 24 Sharon Paige – Tonight’s The Night – Source 12″
21 48 Raydio – Two Places At The Same Time (all cuts) – Arista 7″/LP
22 27 Dayton – Eyes On You / Livin’ For Today / Dank – US UA LP
23 23 Chuck Cissel – Cisselin’ Hot – Arista 12″
24 25 Ben E. King – Music Trance – Atlantic 7″/US 12″ promo
25 19 Slave – Just A Touch Of Love – Atlantic 12″
26 28 Bobby Thurston – You Got What It Takes – Epic LP
27 38 Teena Marie – Behind The Groove – Motown LP
28 30 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Back Together Again / You Are My Heaven – US Atlantic LP
29 26 Atmosfear – Motivation / Extract – MCA 12″
30 45 Shalamar – Right In The Socket (remix) / The Second Time Around – Solar 12″
31 20 Ronnie Laws – Young Child – UA 12″
32 21 GQ – Standing Ovation – Arista 12″
33 29 Ronnie Laws – O.T.B.A. Law (Outta Be A Law) / Every Generation / As One – UA LP
34 37 Blondie – Atomic – Chrysalis 12″
35 76 Lonnie Liston Smith – Love Is The Answer (all cuts) – US Columbia LP
36 35 Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard – Elektra 12″
37 33 Earth, Wind & Fire – In The Stone – CBS 12″
38 31 Light Of The World – The Boys In Blue / This Is This – Ensign 12″
39 32 Shalamar – Right In The Socket – Solar 12″
40 47 Community People – Education Wrap – US Delmar Int’l 12″
41 44 Bunny Mack – Love You Forever – Rokel 12″
42 36 Brothers Johnson – Light Up The Night / This Had To Be / Celebrations / Smilin’ On Ya – A&M LP
43 42 Chico Hamilton – Strut / Magic Fingers / Alekasam / Mysterious Maiden – US Elektra LP
44 52 Blondie – Call Me – Chrysalis 7″/Polydor LP/US Chrysalis 12″
45 64 Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Running Away / Can’t You See Me – Polydor 12″
46 65 Dr. Hook – Sexy Eyes / When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman – Capitol 12″
47 39 Jocko – Rhythm Talk – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
48 34 Wilbert Longmire – Hawkeye – Tappan Zee LP
49 89 Herbie Hancock – Saturday Night / Stars In Your Eyes – CBS LP
50 43 Players Association – The Get Down Mellow Sound – Vanguard 12″
51 60 Brenda Russell – In The Thick Of It / So Good So Right – A&M 12″
52 40 Kleeer – Winners / Your Way / Open Your Mind / Rollin’ On – US Atlantic 12″ promo/LP
53 57 Gary Bartz – Music / Rockin’ All Night / After The Love Has Gone / Need Your Love / After Glow – US Arista LP
54 88 Herbie Hancock – Go For It / Making Love – CBS 12″
55 81 Isley Brothers – Go All The Way / Pass It On / Don’t Say Goodnight / Say You Will – Epic LP
56 63 Con Funk Shun – Got To Be Enough / Happy Face – US Mercury 7″/12″/LP
57 62 v/a – Calibre Cuts – Calibre 12″
58 RE Prince – Sexy Dancer – Warner Bros. 12″
59 50 Heath Brothers – For The Public – US Columbia 7″/LP
60 53 Gap Band – I Don’t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance – Mercury 12″
61 66 Donald Byrd – Dominoes (live at the Roxy) – US Blue Note LP
62 70 Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You (Direct-Cut) – Japanese CBS/Sony LP
63 46 Mandrill – Dance Of Love / Feeling Good / When You Shake – US Arista LP
64 61 Leo’s Sunshipp – Give Me The Sunshine / I’m Back For More – US Lyon’s LP
65 69 Jerry Knight – Overnight Sensation – A&M 7″/US 12″
66 49 Randy Brown – The Next Best Thing To Being There / We Ought To Be Doin’ It / Love Formula 69 / You’re So Good – Casablanca 12″/US LP
67 NE Billy Ocean – Stay The Night – GTO 12″
68 NE Diana Ross & The Supremes – Supremes Medley / Love Hangover – Motown 12″
69 58 Grover Washington Jr. – I Can’t Help It / Open Up Your Mind (Wide) / Snake Eyes / Easy Loving You – Motown LP
70 67 James Brown – Don’t Stop The Funk / Regrets / Let The Funk Flow – Polydor LP
71 75 Givens Family – The Year Of The Child – US Venture 12″
72 NE Skyy – First Time Around (remix) / High – Salsoul 12″
73 NE Kleeer – Close To You – Atlantic 12″
74 RE Toots & The Maytals – Chatty Chatty / Turn It Up – Island 12″
75 74 Rose Royce – Ooh Boy / What You Waitin’ For – Whitfield 12″
76 NE Stephanie Mills – D-A-N-C-I-N’ – US 20th Century LP
77 NE Sheena Easton – Modern Girl – EMI 7″
78 86 Stone City Band – Little Runaway / Strut Your Stuff – US Gordy LP
79 56 Al Johnson & Jean Carn – I’m Back For More / School Of The Groove – US Columbia 7″/LP
80 79 Ndugu & The Chocolate Jam Co. – Give Your Love / Shadow Dancing – US Epic LP
81 59 Osibisa – Pata Pata – Pye 12″
82 54 Eugene Record – Fan The Fire / Your Love / Where Are You – Warner Bros. LP
83 84 La Pregunta – Chameleon – US GNP Crescendo 12″
84 NE El Coco – Let’s Get It Together (remix) – US AVI 12″ promo
85 77 Guardian Angel – Self Service Love – MR 12″
86 RE Brass Construction – Movin’ / Changin’ – UA 12″
87 78 Chicago – Street Player – CBS 12″
88 NE Earl Klugh – Amazon / If It’s In Your Heart / Spellbound / Doc – US UA LP
89 NE James Last Band – The Seduction (Love Theme) – Polydor 7″
90 83 GQ – GQ Down / Lies / Is It Cool – Arista LP
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry

Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 2/23/80) / #2 (BNDA debut 2/23/80) / #3 (BNDA debut 3/1/80)
#4 (BNDA debut 5/17/80) / #5 (BNDA debut 12/22/79) / #6 (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
#7 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #8 (BNDA debut 1/5/80) / #10 (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
#11 (BNDA debut 4/7/79 & 9/8/79) / #12 (BNDA debut 12/22/79) / #14 (BNDA debut 4/5/80)
#15 (BNDA debut 8/18/79) / #17 (BNDA debut 12/8/79) / #18 (BNDA debut 3/22/80)
#19 (BNDA debut 11/10/79) / #20 (BNDA debut 2/16/80) / #21 (BNDA debut 5/17/80)
#23 (BNDA debut 1/12/80) / #24 (BNDA debut 3/1/80) / #25 (BNDA debut 1/12/80)
#26 (BNDA debut 3/1/80) / #27 (BNDA debut 3/29/80) / #28 (BNDA debut 4/5/80)
#30 (BNDA debut 10/20/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 3/1/80) / #36 (BNDA debut 12/15/79)
#39 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #44 (BNDA debut 3/8/80) / #45 (BNDA debut 9/24/77)
#49 (BNDA debut 4/19/80) / #50 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #52 (BNDA debut 4/5/80)
#54 (BNDA debut 4/19/80) / #55 (BNDA debut 4/26/80) / #58 (BNDA debut 11/10/79)
#60 (BNDA debut 3/8/80) / #63 (BNDA debut 4/19/80) / #65 (BNDA debut 4/19/80)
#67 (BNDA debut 4/11/81) / #72 (BNDA debut 3/8/80)

Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90 are:

STEPHANIE MILLS: ‘Sweet Sensation’ (US 20th Century 12”) (BNDA debut 4/12/80)
MANU DIBANGO: ‘Goro City’ / ‘Tek Time’ (Island 12”)
CHANGE: ‘A Lover’s Holiday’ / ‘The Glow Of Love’ / ‘It’s A Girl’s Affair’ / ‘Searching’ (US RFC LP) (BNDA debut 3/29/80)
HIROSHIMA: ‘Lion Dance’ (Arista 12”)
VIOLA WILLS: ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ (Ariola Hansa 12”) (BNDA debut 6/30/80)
SHO NUFF: ‘It’s Alright’ (Ensign 12” promo)
LAKESIDE: ‘From 9:00 Until’ (Solar 12”) (BNDA debut 5/24/80)
JUNIOR TUCKER: ‘One Of The Poorest People’ (Island 12”)
EDDY ROSEMOND: ‘Funk It’ (US Laser 12”)
RUFUS & CHAKA: ‘Any Love’ (MCA 12”) (BNDA debut 11/17/79)
ODYSSEY: ‘Use It Up And Wear It Out’ (US RCA LP) (BNDA debut 4/5/80)
DEXTER WANSEL: ‘Life On Mars’ (US Philadelphia Int’l LP)
TRAMMPS: ‘Hard Rock And Disco’ (Atlantic 12”) (BNDA debut 4/19/80)
RENZO FRAIESE: ‘12 Engle Street’ (Pye 12” promo)
FUNKADELIC: ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep’ / ‘One Nation Under A Groove’ (Warner Bros. 12”) (BNDA debut 11/11/78 & 10/13/79)
DONALD BYRD: ‘Dominoes’ (original) (Blue Note 12”)
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS: ‘Zimbabwe’ (Island 12”)
VOYAGE: ‘I Love You Dancer’ / ‘Do It Again’ (US Marlin LP) (BNDA debut 5/17/80)

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