August 30, 1980: Ned Doheny, 80’s Ladies, Teena Marie, Rick James, William DeVaughn

ODDS ‘N’ BODS

STEVIE WONDER ‘Masterblaster (Jammin’)’  (Motown 12TMG 1204) is due on reggae – flavoured c.133bpm UK 12in right now and Chrysalis are rushing Linx ‘You’re Lying’ after grabbing it from Aves . . . City Sounds record shop at 8 Procter Street, Holborn, London WC1, now distribute the Inner City Catalogue here and have Hiroshi Fukumura ‘Hunt Up Wind’ LP for only £4.99, postage free! . . . McFadden & Whitehead will be on UK 12in in a fortnight, followed by Idris Muhammad ‘For Your Love’, Fever ‘Don’t You Want Me’, Loleatta Holloway ‘Love Sensation’ and – guess what RCA picked up – Leo’s Sunshipp! . . . CBS are releasing 25 double-sided 7in disco oldies pairing two obvious hits per artist per record, making the set a boon for recently established DJs, the series covering all that you’d expect from the more soulful side of the disco spectrum . . . Calibre serviced jocks with an Osibisa 3-track promo 12in of which only the brassily bounding 124-126-127bpm ‘Movin’ On’ instrumental has any real potential . . . RCA/PRAT merger prospects seem less certain now . . . Funktion, with over 1350 members and capacity so far at their mid-week Bennett & Dial 9 nights, start soon at the Penthouse Club every Friday (details 01-352 7349) . . . Geraldine Hunt appears to be young Freddie James’s mum! . . . Neil Fincham, ex -Dunbar Goldenstones and now with Gerry Coard’s Europa International agency jocking at Crailsheim’s Disco Le Cesar, says West German musical tastes are very mixed with an old fashioned “Fox” dance (presumably derived from fox-trot) covering anything MoR – oh, and he was offered the equivalent of £22 for his Disco ‘79 Record Mirror T –shirt! . . . Mark Clark, now working full-time for Reading’s Radio 210, is currently chuffed to be finally on air with a late night show – even if he is only on holiday relief . . . Dave Jackson has persuaded the landlords to let him concentrate on funk ‘n’ reggae at New Cross Gate Railway Tavern (nightly except Tuesday) . . . Noel Wright & Les Knott lost their Friday funk night at Ware Beckets, but Noel still does Thursdays there (and funky mobiles on Harlow 38577) . . . Mike Morgan quit his Broomfield Kings Arms residency because the landlord didn’t like his disco unit and gave him just three days to come up with another! . . . Gary Allan of Liverpool McMillan’s gnome fame, recently dressed up in a complete chicken outfit to plug a fancy dress night and toured other pubs ‘n’ clubs, causing an outbreak of clucking from randy roosters . . . Mark Newman & Bevis ‘Pinkie’ Pink prefer dancing at Funktion to Top Of The Pops behind Kelly Marie! . . . CBS’s Jenni Nicholson must use Camay, or is it the rough-cut shag she smokes that makes her look so young? . . . Steve Robinson (36 Nelson Street, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent, (ST 3QD), holidaying at the end of September in Guernsey, would welcome info on any good clubs/restaurants playing down-tempo jazz-funk around the St Peter Port area (I should think he’ll be lucky!) . . . Kidane, a black Ethiopian Greek jock from Athens’s BBG Disco under Bobby’s 2 Bar in Glyfada Square, says he plays the same stuff as us . . . Richard Lofthouse of Newcastle-upon-Tyne’s Lofty’s Roadshow claims to have been first in the North-East on ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’ – any challengers? . . . US club owners are such sheep all following a formula: they all went out and bought disco lighting after seeing ‘Saturday Night Fever’, and now John Travolta’s ‘Urban Cowboy’ film has got them (especially around Chicago) converting their discos into Country & Western clubs – while a few in New York are (oh gawd!) bringing back the big bands . . . Covent Garden’s Rock Garden restaurant has recently been a late-night apres-gig eaterie for several jocks, but they’d better brace up if they want people to become regulars there . . . Shakatak, Soul Shack, Record Shack and now ‘Caddyshack’ – how long before someone reissues Banbarra ‘Shack Up’? . . . Crusaders, Chic, Commodores – the big flopperoos all seem to start with a “C” . . . Deodato ‘Love Magic’ and Hiroshi Fukumura ‘Hunt Up Wind’ are sensationally similar mixed together . . . Stacy Lattisaw’s ‘Dynamite’ explosion effects fall on the 3rd beat in a bar, should you be finding them hard to hit with a volume boost . . . Pips ‘Taste Of Bitter Love’ vocal starts on the 3rd beat, too . . . DJs’ charts should not be a list of their personal fave new jazz LP tracks but a reflection of what people are actually dancing to with enthusiasm . . . KEEP IT GOOD!


IMPORTS

NED DOHENY: ‘To Prove My Love’ (LP ‘Prone’, Japanese CBS Sony 25AP 1359)
Now about on expensive Jap import in greater numbers than before, this 1979 Steve Cropper produced blue-eyed set’s smash mafia monster is a fabulous infectiously bubbling and rolling steady 112 – 113bpm jazz-funk skipper with catchy “da da DEE da de de – da” chants, mellow moaning and simple structure that goes perfectly with Deodato and just begs for a rapid repetition as it’s so naggingly irresistible.

80’S LADIES: ‘Ladies Of The Eighties’ (US Uno Melodic UMD 7000)
Sean French’s hot tip of last week, not strictly speaking “by” Roy Ayers though co -prod / penned and doubtless to all intents and purposes played by him (or Ubiquity?), this dynamically jumping 124bpm 12in leaper is like a faster ‘Running Away’ with chix carrying on over one side or a jazzier uncluttered shorter instrumental version on t’other.  Either way it’s a good ‘un.

TEENA MARIE: ‘I Need Your Lovin” (LP ‘Irons In The Fire’, US Gordy G8 -997M1)
Excellent self penned / produced set distinguished by her striking bass arrangements, this (also on 7in) being a bass – introed rumbling rolling 109 – 110bpm pent-up “rock” jogger usefully like ‘Taste Of Bitter Love’, ‘Chains‘ a freaky “order in court” – introed jittery rattling 111 (intro) – 118 – 119bpm staccato skitterer, and ‘First Class Love‘ a spikily bass – pattered 111 – 112bpm “soul” chugger, the complex jazzy 112 – 108 – 111bpm ‘You Make Love Like Springtime‘ reprising again out of the intervening slow then swinging ‘Tune In Tomorrow‘ with beautiful 110 – 112 – 114bpm samba guitar, while ‘Young Love’ and the title track are lovely smoochers. 

BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘How Do You Do’ (LP ‘VI’, US UA LT – 1060)
Marking a self-confessed style change that seems to have resulted in an energy drop, this ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’ type 104 – 105bpm heavy funker feels like a better bet than the here 118 – 116 – 118 119bpm ‘We Are Brass‘ single, while ‘We Can Do It‘ is a strange laid back then slinkily loping 107 – 108 – 110bpm funk thudder, ‘Do Ya‘ a burbling rapper-rhythm 110 – 111 – 109 – 110bpm jolter with War – like harmonica, the jiggly smacking 112 – 114 – 115 – 116 – 115bpm ‘Working Harder Every Day‘ at least getting a good chugging groove going.  It ain’t so much the Brass we know and love, but then it was never meant to be.


UK NEWIES

RICK JAMES: Big Time’ (Motown 12TMG 1198)
“I was born to funk and roll” is the great catchy hookline which nicely caps this hit-bound infectiously happy Latin-tinged but still funky 115 (intro) – 118 – 116 – 119 – 120 – 118bpm jittering backbeat kicker, now on UK-only 12In (although oddly the US LP track is brighter cut).

WILLIAM DeVAUGHN: ‘Be Thankful For What You’ve Got’ (EMI 12EMI 5101)
Import hit speeded-up remake of his slinkily thudding old jogger in a not actually shorter but surprisingly slightly slower new 109 – 108 – 107 – 108bpm UK 12in remix which reputedly sounds brighter than the US album version – which, at 1bpm faster, mixes sensationally into Roberta & Donny so I’m sticking with that, thank you!

THE DELLS: ‘I Touched A Dream’ (20th Century-Fox TCD 2463)
Gorgeous mellow rap-introed then typically woven and wailed 37/72bpm 12in soaring swayer by the veteran soul vocal group, the acappella-started zestful Double Exposure – like 120 – 122 – 121 (break) – 120 – 121bpm ‘All About The Paper‘ romper being hotter now but rightly relegated to B-side status as the ballad’s the hit.

DETROIT SPINNERS: ‘Split Decision’ (Atlantic K 11558T)
Háppily romping 126bpm soul canterer with deep bass vocal interjections, due on 12in. The great gospel-drenched deep soul 25/51bpm ‘Now That You’re Mine Again‘ being superb flip.

MIRAGE: ‘Summer Grooves’ (Flamingo FM12-7, via RCA)
Young Londoners’ gentle starting 118 (vocal) – 119bpm 12in jitterer builds from derivative and slightly amateurish but cheerfully infectious light vocals through a basic break into a jazzily brassy instrumental last half that it might have been nice to have had on its own.

OTTAWAN: ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ (Carrere CAR 161T)
Gibsons-ish madly jolly mindless 124bpm 12in Eurodisco Wally romper from a while back but still huge in Spain and getting Scottish/West Country support here, the starker 125bpm ‘You’re OK‘ A-side being their current Continental smash.

STARPOINT: ‘I Just Wanna Dance With You’ (Casablanca CANL 205)
Chick and chaps-chanted thoroughly derivative lightweight steady 116 – 115bpm funk clomper, on 3-track 12in with the zingily galloping 127bpm ‘Get Ready Get Down‘ (the breaks mix with Kano ‘I’m Ready’) and sub-Brass Construction-ish repetitive 0-125bpm ‘Gonna Lift You Up‘.

PASSPORT: ‘Rub-A-Dub’ (Atlantic K 11461T)
Galloping good jaggedly burbling 129bpm 12in bass instrumental jazz jumper, on import LP many moons ago, goes well out of George Duke.

YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA: ‘Behind The Mask’ (A&M AMSX 7559)
Slightly ponderous 117bpm synthesizer loper with vocoder vocal, on 3-track 12in with the melodically romping old 0 – 135bpm ‘Yellow Magic (Tong Poo)‘ segued into ‘La Femme Chinoise , although none are as good as their hilarious 132bpm ‘Tighten Up‘ – Archie Bell’s classic – on the ‘Multiplies’ LP (AMLH 68516). Sock it to me Sakamoto!

SYREETA: ‘He’s Gone’ (Motown TMG 1200)
Lovely nostalgically wailing and jolting 32/64 – 0bpm 7in doo-wop revival of the Chantels’ 1957 vintage girlie group classic.

MILLIE JACKSON: ‘This is It’ (Spring POSP 159)
Censored shortened soulfully tense 103 – 106pm 7in roller, but the swaying 47/94bpm ‘Not On Your Life‘ flip still ends with a usefully hair-raising epithet!

O’JAYS: ‘Girl, Don’t Let It Get You Down’ (TSOP PIR 8928)
Pleasant lush 55/110bpm 7in swayer, the jittery jogging 107 (intro) – 109pm ‘You’re The Girl Of My Dreams (So Nuff Real)‘ being B-side here.

GONZALEZ: ‘Digital Love Affair’ (EMI 12EMI 5097)
Linda Taylor – sung soulful slow good 0 – 44/88bpm jogger evidently on 12in.  Awful boring 131bpm ‘Disco Can’t Go On For Ever‘ flip.

MYSTIC MERLIN: ‘Got To Make The Best (Of A Love Situation)’ (Capitol 12CL 16153)
Tiresomely repetitive 124 – 122 – 124bpm 12ín bumper with empty gloss and boring 117bpm’Can’t Stop Dancing’ flip.

PLAYERS: ‘Feed The Flame’ (Hostage HO 1, via 01-431 0864)
Murkily throbbing 126 – 127 – 129bpm 12ín Northern Soul churner recorded but not yet released in the US (or anywhere else).

MAMBO DEAN & WE THE PEOPLE BAND: ‘Make Me Do For Love’ (Now Music NOW 002)
Bobby Caldwell slowie adapted into swaying 77/38bpm 12in reggae.

BLACK UHURU: ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’ (Island 12WIP 6626). Lurching slow 68bpm 12in reggae (the dinner guest being Natty Dreadlocks).

JUNIOR DELGADO: ‘Merry Go Round’ (Power House)
Jamaica pressed steadily knocking 76 – 38bpm 12in reggae slowie.

SILVER: ‘Carnival’ (Sound 7 SSD007)
Useful if none too exceptional 111bpm 12in calypso, the Joy Mack – duetted 107bpm ‘Where In This World’ flip having more bite.

SWEET LIGHT: ‘Adios’ (OK 001, via Pye)
Simple ‘Y Viva Espana’-type 131bpm 7in Spanish jollity for MoR jocks of a certain sort.

JIMMY BEAN & BOBBY SOCKS: ‘Strollin” (AMI AIS 106)
Usefully corny 65bpm 7in revival of the vintage Cockney fave for East End MoR jocks.

THE DEFECTORS: ‘Red Square Dance’ (Red Square KGB1)
Balalaika-introed dated Shadows-style 127bpm 7in “Russian” instrumental could be OK MoR.

THE CRUISERS: ‘Rebel Ed’s Record Hop’ (Feelgood FLG 113)
Amazingly authentic sounding Bill Haley-type infectious new rock ‘n’ roll 7in.

LINO: ‘I Believe Her’ (Rak RAK 319)
Naggingly catchy 37/75bpm 7in blatant pop slowie with bluesy doo-wop undertones.

THE NOLANS: ‘Gotta Pull Myself Together’ (Epic EPC 8878)
Horrendous piping 125/63bpm 7in Wally chugger.

THE ALIENS: ‘Call For Kremmen’ (EMI 5081)
Cerrone-type 138bpm 7in synthesizer disco, sadly minus any Everett.

JACKIE MORRIS: ‘Microprocessor Control’ (Stardust STAR 1107)
Interesting spacey multi-tracked 135 – 137bpm 7in DOR with good clapping semi-disco beat.

HYBRID KIDS: ‘D’Ya Think I’m Sexy?’ (Cherry Red 12, via 01-624 8252)
Dynamite freaky electronic 133bpm 7in mind-blower, evidently from last year but worth hearing still.


DJ Top Ten

Robbie Dee (Southend-on-Sea Quills), just returned from sunny Spain, reports that Benidorm clubs tend to be very up-to-date with their lighting and sound while the music policy is a mixture of hot newies and floor-fillers that we might find kinda tired, the biggies (as he observed) being these:

1. JOE BATAAN ‘Rap-O Clap-O’ (Salsoul)
2. SUGARHILL GANG ‘Rapper’s Delight’ (Sugarhill)
3. LIPPS, INC. ‘Funkytown’ (Casablanca)
4. MASSARA ‘Margarita’ (unidentified Italian origin)
5. OTTAWAN ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ (Carrere)
6. STACY LATTISAW ‘Jump To The Beat’ (Atlantic)
7. ODYSSEY ‘Use It Up And Wear It Out’ (RCA)
8. LEON HAYWOOD ‘If You’re Looking For A Night Of Fun’ (20th Century)
9. YOUNG & COMPANY ‘I Like What You’re Doing To Me’ (US Brunswick)
10. ELAINE & ELLEN ‘Fill Me Up’ (Ovation)


UK Disco Top 90 – August 30, 1980

01 01 George Benson – Give Me The Night / The World Is A Ghetto / Breezin’ – Warner Bros. 12″
02 02 Tom Browne – Funkin’ For Jamaica – Arista 12″
03 03 Diana Ross – Upside Down – Motown 12″
04 06 Gap Band – I Don’t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance – Mercury 12″
05 04 Odyssey – Use It Up And Wear It Out – RCA 12″
06 10 Locksmith – Unlock The Funk / Blackjack / Far Beyond – Arista 12″
07 05 Stacy Lattisaw – Jump To The Beat – Atlantic 12″
08 08 Bob Marley & The Wailers – Could You Be Loved – Island 12″
09 14 Fatback – Backstrokin’ / Gotta Get My Hands On Some (Money) – Spring 12″
10 09 George Duke – Brazilian Love Affair – Epic 12″
11 07 Jermaine Jackson – Burnin’ Hot – Motown 12″
12 12 Change – A Lover’s Holiday / The Glow Of Love – WEA 12″
13 11 S.O.S. Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right) – Tabu 12″
14 13 Baby’O – In The Forest – Calibre 12″
15 15 George Benson – Off Broadway / Love X Love / Moody’s Mood / Dinorah Dinorah / Star Of A Story (X) / Turn Out The Lamplight – Warner Bros. LP
16 20 Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind / Captain Caribe – US Inner City LP
17 22 Stacy Lattisaw – Dynamite! – Atlantic 12″
18 17 Gladys Knight & The Pips – Taste Of Bitter Love – CBS 12″
19 32 Gibson Brothers – Mariana – Island 7″
20 25 Rick James – Big Time – Motown 12″
21 26 Dynasty – I’ve Just Begun To Love You – Solar 12″
22 19 Kelly Marie – Feels Like I’m In Love – Calibre Plus 12″
23 35 Cameron – Let’s Get It Off / Magic Of You – Salsoul 12″
24 42 Change – Searching – WEA 12″
25 29 Level 42 – Love Meeting Love / Instrumental Love – Polydor 12″
26 28 William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You’ve Got / Hold-On-To-Love / Figures Can’t Calculate – US TEC LP
27 24 Shakatak – Steppin’ / Killing Time – Polydor 12″
28 30 Al Di Meola – Roller Jubilee – CBS 12″
29 16 Frank Hooker & Positive People – This Feelin’ – DJM 12″
30 41 Jean Carn – Was That All It Was – Philadelphia Int’l 12″
31 40 Crown Heights Affair – You’ve Been Gone / Far Out – De-Lite 12″
32 33 Young & Company – I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) – US Brunswick 12″
33 21 B.T. Express – Give Up The Funk / Does It Feel Good – Calibre 12″
34 58 Rose Royce – Pop Your Fingers – Whitfield 12″
35 18 Detroit Spinners – Cupid/I’ve Loved You For A Long Time – Atlantic 12″
36 39 Ramsey Lewis – Hell On Wheels / Colors In Space / Whisper Zone / Come Back Jack / High Point / Caribbean Blue / You Are The Reason – US Columbia LP
37 43 Narada Michael Walden – I Don’t Want Nobody Else / You’re Soo Good – Atlantic 12″
38 57 Deodato – Night Cruiser (all cuts) – US Warner Bros. LP
39 27 Teena Marie – Behind The Groove – Motown 12″
40 56 Jimmy Senyah – Weakness For Your Sweetness – Rokel 12″
41 31 Cameo – On The One / Cameosis – Casablanca 12″/promo remix 12″
42 84 Black Slate – Amigo – Ensign 12″ promo/TCD LP
43 23 Lipps, Inc. – Funkytown – Casablanca 12″
44 47 Flakes – Sugar Frosted Lover – Calibre 12″
45 34 Crown Heights Affair – Use Your Body & Soul / You Gave Me Love – De-Lite 12″
46 54 Rhyze – Do Your Dance / Free – Epic LP
47 69 Teddy Pendergrass – TP (all cuts) – US Philadelphia Int’l LP
48 53 Stanley Clarke – We Supply / More Hot Fun / Together Again – Epic 12″
49 36 Gene Chandler – Does She Have A Friend – 20th Century 12″
50 45 Grace Jones – Private Life – Island 12″
51 NE Ashford & Simpson – Love Don’t Make It Right – Warner Bros. 12″
52 68 Dells – All About The Paper / I Touched A Dream – US 20th Century 12″
53 52 Sun – Space Ranger / Hot Spot / Quest – Capitol 12″
54 38 Cecil Parker – Really Really Love You – EMI 12″
55 67 McFadden & Whitehead – I Heard It In A Love Song – US TSOP 7″
56 48 Maze – Joy And Pain / Changing Times – US Capitol LP
57 71 Ritz – I Wanna Get With You – US Posse 12″
58 80 Coffee – I Wanna Be With You / Casanova / Slip And Dip – US De-Lite LP
59 44 Rene & Angela – Free And Easy – Capitol 12″
60 NE Linx – You’re Lying – Aves 12″
61 63 Starship Orchestra – You’re A Star – CBS 12″
62 74 Roberta Flack – Don’t Make Me Wait Too Long / God Don’t Like Ugly – Atlantic 12″
63 76 Shalamar – I Owe You One – Solar 12″
64 46 Crusaders – Soul Shadows – MCA 12″
65 55 Rhyze – Just How Sweet Is Your Love – Epic 12″
66 70 Cameron – Funkdown – Salsoul LP
67 50 Aurra – When I Come Home (remix) – US Dream 12″
68 72 Sadao Watanabe – Samba Do Marcos – Japanese Flying Disk LP
69 NE Ned Doheny – To Prove My Love – Japanese CBS/Sony LP
70 87 Surface Noise – Dancin’ On A Wire / Love Groove – Groove Production 12″
71 65 Al Jarreau – Distracted – Warner Bros. 12″
72 NE Sadao Watanabe – Nice Shot – Japanese Flying Disk LP
73 NE Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling – US Prism 12″
74 79 A Taste Of Honey – Rescue Me – Capitol 12″
75 81 Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out / Give Up / My Old Piano / Tenderness – Motown LP
76 NE Michael Henderson – Wide Receiver – US Buddah 12″ promo/LP
77 61 Dynasty – Do Me Right / Day And Night / Groove Control / Ice Breaker – US Solar LP
78 RE Randy Crawford – One Day I’ll Fly Away / Blue Flame – Warner Bros. 12″
79 82 Queen – Another One Bites The Dust – EMI LP
80 86 Candi Staton – Betcha I’m Gonna Get Ya / The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game / It’s Real / If You Feel The Need – Warner Bros. LP
81 NE Dells – Passionate Breezes / So You Are Love / Just A Little Love – US 20th Century LP
82 60 John Handy – Hard Work – MCA 12″
83 NE Village People – Can’t Stop The Music – Mercury 7″/12″ promo
84 49 Whispers – My Girl – Solar 12″
85 85 Fred Wesley – House Party – US RSO 7″
86 77 Ashford & Simpson – Get Out Your Handkerchief / You Never Left Me Alone / I Ain’t Asking For Your Love – US Warner Bros. LP
87 66 Mexicano – Dallas – Mercury 12″
88 90 Stacy Lattisaw – Don’t You Want To Feel It (For Yourself) / Let Me Be Your Angel – Atlantic LP
89 NE David Hudson – To You Honey, Honey With Love (all cuts) – US Alston LP
90 89 Captain Sky – Bubble Gum (I Chewz You) / Sir Jam-A-Lot / Non Stop (To The Sky) – US TEC LP
NE = new entry; RE = re-entry


Appeared in Billboard:
#1 (BNDA debut 7/12/80) / #2 (BNDA debut 8/23/80) / #3 (BNDA debut 6/28/80)
#4 (BNDA debut 3/8/80) / #5 (BNDA debut 4/5/80) / #6 (BNDA debut 9/6/80)
#7 (BNDA debut 5/17/80) / #8 (BNDA debut 10/4/80) / #9 (BNDA debut 8/9/80)
#11 (BNDA debut 4/5/80) / #12 (BNDA debut 3/29/80) / #13 (BNDA debut 4/12/80)
#14 (BNDA debut 4/26/80) / #17 (BNDA debut 5/17/80) / #18 (BNDA debut 6/14/80)
#20 (BNDA debut 8/23/80) / #21 (BNDA debut 6/28/80) / #22 (BNDA debut 11/22/80)
#23 (BNDA debut 6/28/80) / #24 (BNDA debut 3/29/80) / #26 (BNDA debut 8/16/80)
#29 (BNDA debut 5/17/80) / #30 (BNDA debut 12/22/79) / #32 (BNDA debut 6/14/80)
#33 (BNDA debut 4/19/80) / #35 (BNDA debut 5/31/80) / #37 (BNDA debut 4/14/79)
#38 (BNDA debut 9/13/80) / #39 (BNDA debut 3/29/80) / #43 (BNDA debut 1/26/80)
#44 (BNDA debut 6/28/80) / #45 (BNDA debut 3/22/80) / #47 (BNDA debut 8/30/80)
#51 (BNDA debut 7/19/80) / #55 (BNDA debut 9/13/80) / #57 (BNDA debut 8/16/80)
#58 (BNDA debut 8/23/80) / #60 (BNDA debut 3/28/81) / #65 (BNDA debut 5/10/80)
#67 (BNDA debut 5/17/80) / #73 (BNDA debut 8/2/80) / #74 (BNDA debut 9/20/80)
#75 (BNDA debut 6/28/80) / #76 (BNDA debut 10/18/80) / #77 (BNDA debut 6/28/80)
#79 (BNDA debut 8/9/80) / #80 (BNDA debut 6/28/80) / #83 (BNDA debut 7/12/80)


Bubbling under the UK Disco Top 90:
MTUME: ‘Give It On Up’ (US Epic 12”)
LOCKSMITH: ‘TMI’ / ‘Cinnamon’ (Arista LP)
PURE ENERGY: ‘Party On’ (US Prism 12”) (BNDA debut 6/28/80)
DENNIS BROWN: ‘Sitting And Watching’ (Jamaican Taxi 12”)
JOHN KLEMMER: ‘Adventures In Paradise’ / ‘Déjà Vu’ / ‘Magnificent Madness’ (US Elektra LP)
PROTON: ‘Make Your Move’ (Ballistic 12”)
CHOCOLATE MILK: ‘I’m Your Radio’ (RCA 12”)
TERUMASA HINO: ‘Send Me Your Feelings’ (Japanese Flying Disk LP)
ROD: ‘Shake It Up (Do The Boogaloo)’ (US Prelude 12”) (BNDA debut 7/5/80)
MELBA MOORE: ‘Everything’s So Good About You’ / ‘You Got Me Loving You’ / ‘You Don’t Know “What You Do To Me”’ (US Epic LP) (BNDA debut 9/13/80)
C L BLAST: ‘I Wanna Get Down’ (Atlantic 12”)
WINDY CITY: ‘I Still Love You’ (US Kelli-Arts 7”)
AL JARREAU: ‘Love Is Real’ (Warner Bros. LP)
MASS PRODUCTION: ‘Cosmic Lust’ / ‘Gonna Make You Love Me’ (Atlantic 12”)
IDRIS MUHAMMAD: ‘For Your Love’ / ‘Don’t Fight The Feeling’ (US Fantasy LP) (BNDA debut 8/30/80)
INGRAM: ‘Mi Sebrina Tequana’ (US H&L LP)
EIGHTIES LADIES: ‘Ladies Of The Eighties’ (US Uno Melodic 12”)
JOHNNY HAMMOND: ‘Los Conquistadores Chocolates’ / ‘Shifting Gears’ (US Milestone LP)
LARSEN-FEITEN BAND: ‘Further Notice’ / ‘Aztec Legend’ (US Warner Bros. 7”/LP)
OSIBISA: ‘Movin’ On’ (Calibre 12” promo)
DAVID RUFFIN: ‘Still In Love With You’ / ‘All I Need’ / ‘Slow Dance’ (US Warner Bros. LP)
TEENA MARIE: ‘Lonely Desire’ (Motown 12”)
SOUL SHACK: ‘Galactic Funk’ (Record Shack 12”)
LAKESIDE: ‘From 9:00 Until’ (Solar 12”) (BNDA debut 5/24/80)
BRASS CONSTRUCTION: ‘We Are Brass’ / ‘How Do You Do’ / ‘We Can Do It’ (US UA LP)
MINNIE RIPERTON: ‘Here We Go’ / ‘Strange Affair’ / ‘The Song Of Life’ / ‘You Take My Breath Away’ (US Capitol LP)
MYSTIC MERLIN: ‘Got To Make The Best’ (Capitol 12”)


DORC
1 (8) ABBA, 2 (2) Sheena Easton ‘9 To 5’, 3 (6) Nick Straker, 4 (7) Hot Chocolate, 5 (1) Rolling Stones, 6 (10) Piranhas, 7 (-) Roxy Music ‘Oh Yeah’, 8 (3) Olivia Newton-John & ELO, 9 (11) Sheena Easton ‘Modern Girl’, 10 (-) David Bowie, 11 (9) UB40, 12 (5) Roxy Music ‘Over You’, 13 (12) ELO, 14 (-) Ultravox, 15 (13) Dexy’s, 16 (15) Bad Manners, 17 (-) Amii Stewart & Johnny Bristol, 18 (-) Cliff Richard, 19 (4) Liquid Gold, 20 (16) Leo Sayer

ABBA would have been at 66 if included in the UK Disco 90, Sheena at 69, and only the top five within the 90.

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