December 6, 1980: Patrice Rushen, Change, BT Express, Blackbyrds, Heatwave


STEVIE WONDER, rather than ‘Happy Birthday’ or even ‘Lately’, has chosen ‘I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It’ as his next single . . . UK 12in releases due imminently include Grover Washington Jr ‘Let It Flow’ / ‘Winelight’, Yarbrough & Peoples ‘Don’t Stop The Music’, Ernie Watts ‘Just Holdin On’, Lenny White ‘Kid Stuff’ / ‘Slip Away’ / ‘Fancy Dancer’ (the last title only on the 12in, not the 7in) . . . James Brown ‘Rapp Payback’ is apparently unavailable to CBS here due to his Polydor / TK contract wrangle . . . Millie Jackson’s brand new send-up of Kurtis Blow and other rappers, ‘I Had To Say It‘, will be on promo 12in by Xmas with luck . . . WEA import LPs actually available here with UK catalogue numbers are Patrice Rushen (K 52260), Lenny White (K 52261), Grover Washington (K 52262), Prince (K 56862), Slave (SD 5224), Ritchie Rome (E6 256), Ernie Watts (E6 285) . . . London’s DJ world has been shaken by Fatman Graham Canter leaving Mayfair Gullivers for Soho Le Beat Route “to put it back on its feet” (at least it’ll be handy for Groove just across Greek Street!), but his replacement at Gullivers in the diminutive form of Graham Gold is already proving popular with the punters (when I’m with him at the weekends it’s the Little & Large show!) . . . Excaliber have won Skyy (their ‘Here’s To You’ is on US 12in promo), and in the chart race between the PRAT ex-partners Morgan Khan is way ahead of Dave McAleer thanks to Young & Co . . . Fred Dove has temporarily suspended WEA’s club mailing list as he (probably with reason) reckons that the slump in attendances means it’s less easy to find sufficient time when the club is full to plug new product effectively . . . Showstopper Promotions next National Soul Day will be indoors at the Brighton Conference Centre (with full facilities already built-in) on 4th May 1981, Caister 7 at the old camp being the weekend of April 10/11/12th . . . Greg Davies (0234-49932) could have work for experienced club jocks in the Beds/Herts area . . . Paul of the Cavalis reggae label (adding jazz-funk material next year) invites jocks to send full work details for mailing list consideration to him at Cavalis Ltd, 82 Rivington Street, London EC2 . . . Steve Dennis next Friday (12) holds a ‘World Rowing Championship’ for teams of five from clubs anywhere competing for speed rowing on machines and for style to ‘Oops’, full details from him at the venue, Faces, Five Ways, Birmingham 15 . . . London Weekend Television’s Royalty-filmed “tribes” show will now go out at 1:30 on Sunday week (14) . . . Polydor mailing list jocks recently polled about their music paper reading habits, kept Record Mirror way ahead of the rest for the third poll running . . . Alan Jones last week neglected to mention Stephanie Mills main juvenile claim to fame being her creation of the Diana Ross / Judy Garland role in the original stage production of ‘The Wiz’, following which Motown signed her but she left the label when the movie role didn’t go to her . . . O V Wright of ‘That’s How Strong My Love Is’ fame recently died, and Dramatics’ composer Tony Hester was murdered in a Detroit mugging . . . Antonia Rodriguez ‘La Bamba’ still seems big in Scotland / far North, while the influx of up-country mobile/mailing list-orientated chart contributors is having such effect on the UK Disco 90 as putting ‘D.I.S.C.O.’ back into the Top 30 and generally confirming what we already know is (or more to the point has been) popular with pop buyers . . . I am tempted to start two different charts, one for general jocks and one for soul specialists . . . Steve Walsh when last seen was playing ‘Bourgie Bourgie at Harringey Lazers’ Thursday ladies night, where Nicky Price serves fruit salads disguising knockout cocktails to trap unwary innocents . . . Chris Dinnis (Exeter Boxes) still maintains his Kanu Sukalagwun was a white label given to him by a friend (?) from London who told him the titles and that it was hot – if true, the moral Chris is, don’t trust Londoners bearing gifts! . . . Sterling Vann (Bethnal Green Tipples) found Kunz Donkumnobiga ‘T.O.B.E.D. (There’s One Born Every Day)’ (Japanese Tight Ship LP), while on the anagram Rick Shaun James (Ayesbury) has M Janoit ‘Le Sham’ (French Bonne – Farce 12in) – this disguises a disco journalist ‘not a million miles from me’ – and DJF Press Officer Frank W Smith (sorry, Mailin StMilkwharf) sent in a letter filled with DJ anagrams . . . Soho’s Groove Records has a supply of kazoos for Skyy purchasers . . . WEA’s “Surface Noise makes me crack up” isn’t the most tactful badge slogan . . . Pye’s cutting lathe runs slightly fast, explaining the difference in BPM between US and UK releases on Excaliber . . . Sugarhill Gang did indeed find friends at Funktion . . . Paul Clark & Phil Leppard’s jazz-funk Thursdays at Brighton Metro, once the “no-jeans” bastion of John Lewis, now welcomes jeans and T-shirts . . . Ian The Frogsaver has so many records that, at his Wednesday jazz-funk nights with Dave Middleton at Bletchley Peaches, he’ll buy a round of drinks if anyone asks him for a record he hasn’t got . . . Martin Platts (Blackburn) runs five miles every morning, doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, but does the other! . . . Honey Bee Benson now seems to be at Bishop’s Stortford Triad Leisure Centre . . . Tom Wilson (Edinburgh Oscars) says, “next time remember Margaret Thatcher is old enough to be your mother” – not mine mate, unfortunately, unless she was a child bride! . . . DJF’s aggressive new MU-opposing slogan sports a clenched fist and the message, “Hire a Live DJ” . . . KEEP IT DEAD!


PATRICE RUSHEN: ‘Never Gonna Give You Up (Won’t Let You Be)’ (Elektra K 12494T).
Beautifully recorded 12in coupling pairs this terrific sparkling happily swinging jaunty Emotions-type 118 – 117bpm strutter with the steadily snapping 106bpm ‘Don’t Blame Me‘ jittery jogger, her two best LP cuts making excellent value.

CHANGE: ‘The Glow Of Love’ (WEA K 79187T).
The ‘Lover’s Holiday’-flipping original LP version has been on stop-gap 12in again until now finally the extended 119bpm 12in remix of the lovely creamily rolling Luther Vandross-sung modern soul classic is officially out, with the shrill chix-sung 128bpm ‘It’s A Girl’s Affair‘ as flip. Check which version you’re buying as this was the LP version’s flip too.

BT EXPRESS: ‘Stretch’ (Excaliber EXCP 503).
Just to be difficult, the full length bass thudded 112 – 113bpm heavy funk smacker now appears also to be in limited 10,000 copy 3-track 12in edition featuring as flip their LP’s two main attractions, the remixed 110 (intro) – 109 – 108 – 109bpm ‘Express‘ tinkling chugger and 107bpm ‘Do It (Till You’re Satisfied)’ lurching funker, leaving the ‘Old Gold, Future Gold’ LP (EXCLP 5001) somewhat bare unless you want the throbbing 124 (intro) – 126 – 123 – 127bpm ‘Peace Pipe‘ and jerky 108 (intro) – 110 – 111 (outro) bpm ‘Shout It Out‘ remixes or the newly recorded fast churning 130bpm ‘Midnight Beat’, plodding 121/60bpm ‘Let Me Be The One’ and slow 40bpm ‘I Just Wanna Hold You’. 

CAMEO: ‘Throw It Down’ (Casablanca CANL 216).
Excellent buzzing and tumbling 117bpm 12in choppy funk rumbler with brassy stabs and splurging bass synth behind staccato vocals.

SURFACE NOISE: ‘Zero One’ (WEA K 18396T).
Bass and Latin percussion driven jazzy 108 – 107bpm 12in instrumental jiggler with catchy melody naggingly carried by zipping synth, mellow sax and tinkling vibes, much better than the weak “disco” 118bpm ‘Right Between The Eyes’ original plugside.

EDIT POINT: ‘Help Yourself’ (Magnet 12MAG 200).
Tunefully loping mellow UK jazz-funk 12in instrumental now in two newly edited versions at 116 – 114 (bass) 116 – 117 (vocal on) – 118 – 116 (bass on) bpm (THISMIX) and 116 – 114 (bass) – 116 – 117 (vocal on) – 118 – 117 – 116bpm (more vocal THATMIX), still a nice mix between George Benson and Mouzon’s Electric Band.

NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN: ‘I Want You’ (Atlantic K 11634T).
‘I Shoulda Loved Ya’ styled typically lurching emphasis shifting well-oiled 117 – 115 – 117 – 115 – 116 (start of break) – 118bpm 12in smacker flipped by the noisily ‘live” 123 (intro) – 119 – 118bpm ‘Get Up!‘ jolter.

THE JACKSONS: ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ (Epic EPC 9391).
Sinister slow slinky pent-up jittery 0 – 97/48 – 0bpm 7in jolter flipped by the 1977-recorded strutting 0 – 130 – 0bpm ‘Different Kind Of Lady‘ smacker.

JERMAINE JACKSON: ‘Little Girl Don’t You Worry’ (Motown TMG 1212).
Brittle sparse smacking 118bpm 7in jittery swinger.

DESI ROOTS: ‘One In A Million You’ (Hawkeye HD029, via 01-961 0866).
Superb mellow 85/42bpm 12in reggae version infinitely superior to Larry Graham’s original, with great electronic boingg effects adding amusing appeal.

BLONDIE: ‘Rapture’ (LP ‘Autoamerican’ Chrysalis CDL 1290).
The clever title gives away that this at first ethereally sung purposeful 108bpm jogger suddenly becomes a full-blooded rapper – rapped by Debs herself!


BLACKBYRDS: ‘Love Don’t Strike Twice’ (LP ‘Better Days’ US Fantasy F-9602).
George Duke-produced vocal set with a well defined tidy sound, this lovely softly sung sleazily jolting slow nagging 83bpm jogger having grabbed jazz-funk jocks while the great sparse 118bpm title track bubbler has Reddings-type tightness and Narada-style smack, ‘Don’t Know What To Say‘ being a steadily tripping smooth 119bpm swayer, ‘What’s On Your Mind‘ a synth-spiked 122bpm ticker, ‘Dancin’ Dancin’’ a trite jittery 118bpm smacker, ‘Without Your Love’ a functional 117bpm harmony jiggler, ‘Do You Wanna Dance’ a frothy 140bpm racer, the 87/43bpm ‘Do It Girl’ and 88/44bpm ‘What We Have is Right’ being gentle slowies.

HEATWAVE: ‘Jitterbuggin” (LP ‘Candles’ US Epic FE 36873).
The long awaited return set (not legally for sale in the UK until GTO release it in January) shares several supplementary musicians with the Blackbyrds, this Rod Temperton-penned subtle ‘Give Me The Night’-ish 111bpm smooth chugger being dynamite, as are the subtly pushing relaxed 105bpm ‘Posin’ ‘Til Closin’’ and gorgeous 34/68bpm ‘Where Did I Go Wrong’ slowie – however, other cuts although rhythmic are more radio rather than disco orientated, the 120bpm ‘Dreamin’ You’, 117 – 112bpm ‘Goin’ Crazy’ 112bpm ‘Turn Around’, 140bpm ‘Party Suite’ and Lynsey De Paul co-penned ‘All I Am’ smoosher, while their 0 – 112bpm ‘Gangsters Of The Groove’ single is not here joined by its B-side.

MICHAEL WYCOFF: ‘Come To My World’ LP (US RCA AFL1-3823).
Classily produced beautiful soul set mainly for listening by an overly Stevie Wonder-like but accomplished youngster, the title track being a rhythmically racing 133bpm happy fast Latin-flavoured romper, ‘Love Makes Me Sing‘ a lovely “la la la”-ing infectious 0 – 91 – 92bpm swayer, ‘Just As Long’ a Merry Clayton duetted long gentle 36 – 38bpm meandering slowie with jazzy flugel horn finish, and ‘Feel My Love’ a slow starting spurting 25 – 52/104 – 105bpm comes-and-goes swinger.

CECIL PARKER: ‘I’ve Been Missing Your Lovin” (LP ‘Chirpin’’ US TEC TEC 1201).
Chix-backed softly recorded steady 112 – 113bpm smacker with ‘Back Together Again’-type flow, braying brass behind his soaring voice and nice piano building quite a bit of power as it progresses, ‘Get On Up‘ being a sleazy steady slow 98 – 99bpm jogger with jazzy sax and keyboards behind pent-up jiggly rhythm, ‘What It Is‘ an easily swaying pleasant 111bpm singalong jogger, while the ‘Bali Hai’ introed ‘I Think It’s Time’ is a strange not particularly danceable shuffler and ‘Love Is’ a lovely mellow dead slowie.

REMIX BY MACH: ‘Funky Mix’ (US Remix 12in).
Not another ‘Bits & Pieces III’ (which literally exploded for all who used it last weekend!), this instrumental snippets mixer starts with Sergio Mendes before keying in to ‘Funkytown’ and at 0 – 122 – 124bpm is certainly useable as several well-known intros are incorporated, the flip’s 125 – 124 – 125bpm ‘On And On‘ being fairly dull although it does multi-layer the ‘Funkytown’ rhythm with the ‘Bad Girls’ “toot toot beep beep” ad infinitum. Record Shack have it.

REMIX BY MACH: ‘Disco Brake’ (US Remix 12ín).
Similarly, an instrumental mixer keyed in at around 128bpm to the ‘Ring My Bell’ synth ping, the flip’s c.133bpm ‘Party‘ having lots of Puerto Rican percussion.

HARRY THUMANN: ‘Underwater’ Canadian Uniware W-12017).
Ultra zingy though rather good pop-orientated 131bpm 12in instrumental driven by churning synthesizer with dramatic stereo orchestration and exciting effects over the top, builds up like something from ‘Star Wars’ and has been big in US gay clubs.

FRED WESLEY: ‘Still On The Loose’ (US RSO RS 10541).
Conversational relaxed loose 97bpm 7in heavy funk jogger, much less urgent than ‘House Party’.

LAKESIDE: ‘Your Love Is On The One’ (LP ‘Fantastic Voyage’ US Solar BXL1-3720).
Well oiled quota-filling strictly formula set including the 12in-issued title track, this plodding jittery 106bpm smacker (mixable wlth Zapp) and the slick functional 115 – 116bpm ‘Strung Out’ smacker.

SHALAMAR: ‘Full Of Fire’ (US Solar XD-12153).
Pop-orientated lazily swinging 119bpm 12in smacker with shrill Nolans/Ashford & Simpson-type vocal intensity.

BAR-KAYS: ‘Bodyfever’ (LP ‘As One’ Mercury SRM-1-3844).
Not particularly incisive set, this greasily tripping steady slow 113 – 114 – 115 – 114bpm funk smacker with an unoriginal sound, the slow introed angrily chugging staccato 120 – 121bpm ‘Boogie Body Land‘ becomes a rapper halfway, ‘Work It Out‘ is a chat introed confused 129 – 130bpm choppy jolter and the title track a boring jittery 115 – 113 – 59 – 115bpm thudder.

CON FUNK SHUN: ‘Touch’ LP (US Mercury SRM-1-4002).
Emptily unoriginal set, the 117bpm title track clapping solid clomper doesn’t do much, ‘Kidnapped‘ is a clippety-clop 129bpm romper, while the 121bpm ‘Too Tight‘ and 112bpm ‘Lady’s Wild’ are EWF-type staccato strutters.

BOOTSY: ‘Mug Push’ (LP ‘Ultra Wave’ US Warner Bros BSK 3433).
Disappointingly self-indulgent muddled P’funk set, this 7in issued ‘Shortnin’ Bread’-introed overly slow 92bpm slinky mumbler being par for the purely specialist course.


CRAIG DAWSON of Edinburgh’s Road Runner mobiles (031-447 2611) has as usual spent the year scouring junk shops, jumble sales and relatives’ collections for fresh oddities suitable for festive season silly sessions – and a nice original lot he’s come up with, too. His number 4 always gets played at my own MoR gigs, and several others are used by me from time to time as well (for an alternative Tango, look out Stanley Black’s Decca EP). Craig’s Treasurer of the Lothian & Fife DJ Assn but missed out on their recent photo session.

1. TULIPS FROM AMSTERDAM – Max Bygraves – Decca
2. RIO DE JANEIRO – J Vincent Edwards – Pye
3. REELS – Golden Fiddle Orchestra – Mountain
4. I WANNA BE LIKE YOU / BARE NECESSITIES – Disney Jungle Book s/t
5. IF I HAD A HAMMER / LA BAMBA – Trini Lopez – Old Gold
6. TEDDY BEARS PICNIC – Henry Hall – EMI ‘Kids Favourites’ LP
7. BOOGIE WOOGIE BUGLE BOY – Andrews Sisters / Bette Midler – MCA / Atlantic
8. FAMOUS TANGOS (LA CUMPARSITA) – Franchito & Orch. – Embassy EP
9. HUCKLEBUCK – Royal Showband – HMV
10. LONELY GOATHERD / SO LONG FAREWELL / etc. – Julie Andrews / Cast – RCA ‘Sound Of Music’ LP

UK Disco Top 90 – December 6, 1980

01 01 Kool & The Gang – Celebration – De-Lite 12”
02 04 Young & Company – I Like (What You’re Doing To Me) – Excaliber 12”
03 03 Wilton Felder – Inherit The Wind – MCA 12”
04 08 Eddy Grant – Do You Feel My Love / Symphony For Michael Opus 2 – Ensign 12”
05 02 Geraldine Hunt – Can’t Fake The Feeling – Champagne 12”
06 05 Linx – You’re Lying / Remix – Chrysalis 12″
07 06 Jacksons – Lovely One – Epic/US 12” promo
08 11 Stephanie Mills – Never Knew Love Like This Before – 20th Century-Fox 12”
09 07 Coffee – Casanova – De-Lite 12″
10 13 Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out / Give Up– Motown 12”
11 09 George Benson – Love X Love / On Broadway / Off Broadway – Warner Bros 12″
12 10 Rah Band – Falcon – DJM 12”
13 16 Gladys Knight & The Pips – Bourgie Bourgie – CBS 12”
14 12 Tom Browne – Thighs High – Arista GRP 12”
15 27 Willie ‘Beaver’ Hale – Groove On – TK 12”
16 32 Ottawan – You’re OK-D.I.S.C.O. (Segue) / You’re OK – Carrere 12”
17 21 Shakatak – Feels Like The Right Time /Covina – Polydor 12”
18 31 David Bowie – Fashion – RCA 12”
19 14 James Brown – Rapp Payback – US TK 12”
20 20 Glen Adams Affair / Just A Groove / Remix – Excaliber 12”
21 15 Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce – Warner Bros 12”
22 26 Billy Frazier & Friends – Billy Who? – US Bijuma 12”
23 36 Blondie – The Tide Is High – Chrysalis
24 40 Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. – Carrere 12”
25 33 Light Of The World – Time / Visualise Yourself – Ensign LP
26 48 Grover Washington Jr – Let It Flow / Winelight / Just The Two Of Us / Take Me There – US Elektra LP
27 25 Teena Marie – I Need Your Lovin’ / Behind The Groove (Remix) – Motown 12″
28 58 Patrice Rushen – Never Gonna Give You Up / Look Up / Don’t Blame Me / The Funk Won’t Let You Down – US Elektra LP
29 63 LaToya Jackson – If You Feel The Funk – Polydor 12”
30 30 Seawind – What Cha Doin’ – A&M 12”
31 17 Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) – Motown 12″
32 43 Herbie Hancock – Just Around The Corner – CBS LP
33 51 UK Players – Everybody Get Up / Rivers – A&M 12”
34 18 Nino Tempo & 5th Avenue Sax – (Hooked On) Young Stuff – A&M 12”
35 41 Gap Band – Party Lights – Warner Bros 12”
36 38 Change – Searching / Angel In My Pocket – WEA 12″
37 34 Light Of The World – London Town / Pete’s Crusade – Ensign 12”
38 28 Deodato – Night Cruiser / Love Magic – Warner Bros 12″
39 46 Barbra Streisand – Woman In Love – CBS
40 35 Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday / Did I Hear You Say You Love Me / Do Like You / All I Do / Lately / I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It / As If You Read My Mind – Motown LP
41 24 Earth Wind & Fire – And Love Goes On / Faces / Win Or Lose / Sparkle / You Went Away / Pride / Sailaway / Song In My Heart – CBS LP
42 33 Light Of The World – I Shot The Sheriff / Painted Lady – Ensign 12”
43 44 Spargo – You And Me – Champagne 12”
44 50 Charles Earland – Coming To You Live / Good Question / Cornbread – US Columbia LP
45 60 Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Is It In / Spank – TK 12”
46 42 The Reddings – Funkin’ On The One / Doin’ It / Remote Control / The Awakening – US BID LP
47 65 MFSB – Mysteries Of The World / In The Shadow – US TSOP LP
48 45 Jerome – If You Walk Out That Door – DJM 12”
49 23 Kool & The Gang – Love Festival / Take It To The Top / Night People / Jones Vs Jones – De-Lite LP
50 69 Level 42 – (Flying On The) Wings Of Love – Polydor 12”
51 54 Dee Dee Bridgewater – Lonely Disco Dancer / One In A Million (Guy) – Elektra 12”
52 29 Fred Wesley – House Party – RSO 12”
53 49 Azymuth – Dear Limmertz / Papasong – US Milestone LP
54 19 Incognito – Parisienne Girl / Summer’s Ended – Ensign 12”
55 22 Narada Michael Walden – I Want You / Get Up! – Atlantic 12”
56 61 Odyssey – If You’re Looking For A Way Out – RCA 12”
57 57 Hiroshi Fukumura – Hunt Up Wind / Captain Caribe – Champagne 12”
58 55 Frankie Smith – Double Dutch / Instrumental – WMOT 12”
59 22 Narada Michael Walden – The Real Thang / Take It To The Bossman / Lucky Fella – Atlantic LP
60 53 Rodney Franklin –I Like The Music Make It Hot / In The Center / Windy City – US Columbia LP
61 52 GQ – Disco Nights (Remix) – Arista 12”
62 88 BT Express – Stretch / Do It (Till You’re Satisfied) / Express – Excaliber 12”
63 73 L.A.X. – All My Love – US Prelude 12”
64 47 Cloud – All Night Long – Flashback 12”
65 74 Hiroshima – Cruisin’ J-Town / Warriors -US Arista LP/12” promo
66 39 Wilton Felder – Insight / Until The Morning Comes / L.A. Light – MCA LP
67 59 Edit Point – Help Yourself – Magnet 12”
68 56 Twennynine/Lenny White – Fancy Dancer / Kid Stuff / Just Right For Me / Slip Away – US Elektra LP
69 NE Linx – Rise And Shine – Chrysalis 12”
70 66 Kurtis Blow – The Breaks – Mercury 12”
71 75 Real Thing – She’s A Groovy Freak / It’s The Real Thing – Calibre 12”
72 64 Slave – Feel My Love / Stone Jam – Atlantic 12”
73 79 Change – The Glow Of Love – WEA 12”
74 78 Sadao Watanabe – No Problem / All About Love – CBS 12”
75 71 Cameo – Throw It Down / Feel Me / Better Days – US Chocolate City LP
76 68 Rollercoaster – I Wish / Superstition / Reggae Woman – Pye LP
77 86 Randy Crawford – Tender Falls The Rain – Warner Bros 12”
78 76 Daybreak – Everybody Get Off – US Prelude 12”
79 85 Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music – US Mercury LP
80 70 Slave – Watching You / Dreamin’ / Sizzlin’ Hot – US Cotillion LP
81 62 Prince – Head / Dirty Mind – US Warner Bros LP
82 RE Instant Funk – Everybody – Salsoul 12”
83 89 Chi-Lites – Have You Seen Her – US 20th Century-Fox LP
84 90 Ned Doheney – To Prove My Love – Japanese CBS Sony LP
85 72 Ovaltineys – We Are The Ovaltineys / Happy Days Are Here Again / Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye) – OVA
86 81 Richie Rome – Remember Me / Busy Body / Deep – Elektra LP
87 NE Blackbyrds – Love Don’t Strike Twice / Better Days / Don’t Know What To Say – US Fantasy LP
88 87 Enchantment – Settin’ It Out – US RCA/12”
89 NE Various – Bits & Pieces III (Let’s Do It – More Of The ’80’s Medley) – Canadian Special Disco Mixer 12”
90 NE Heatwave – Jitterbuggin’ / Posin’ ‘Til Closin’ / Where Did I Go Wrong – US Epic LP


BUBBLING UNDER the UK Disco 90 with increased support are:

Linda Clifford: ‘Shoot Your Best Shot’ (RSO 12in)
Black Slate: ‘Boom Boom’ (Ensign 12in)
Coffee: ‘I Wanna Be With You’ (De-Lite 12in)
Skyy: ‘Superlove’ / ‘Here’s To You’ / ‘I Can’t Get Enough’ / ‘No Music’ (US Salsoul LP)
Mouzon’s Electric Band: ‘I Still Love You’ / ‘Everybody Get Down’ (US Vanguard 12in)
Peaches & Herb: ‘Fun Time’ / ‘One Child Of Love’ (Polydor 12in)
James Brown: ‘It’s Too Funky In Here’ / ‘Get Up Offa That Thing’ (Polydor LP)
Massara: ‘Margarita’ (Champagne 12in)
Sweat Band: ‘Freak To Freak’ / ‘Love Munch’ / ‘We Do It All Day Long’ / ‘Hyper Space’ (US Uncle Jam LP)
RJ’s Latest Arrival: ‘Ultimate Masterpiece’ (US VR 12in)
Floyd Beck: ‘Party Is The Solution’ (US Precision 12in)
Harry Mosco: ‘Step On’ (Samba 12in)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: ‘When Love Comes Knocking’ / ‘That’s The Way Love Should Feel’ (US Elektra LP)
Evelyn Champagne King: ‘Let’s Get Funky Tonight’ (RCA 12in)
Jones Girls: ‘Let’s Celebrate’ (US Phil Int LP)
Gil Scot-Heron / Brian Jackson: ‘The Bottle’ (Inferno 12in)
LAX: ‘Possessed’ (US Prelude LP)
EWF: ‘Back On The Road’ (CBS)
Aretha Franklin: ‘What A Fool Believes’ (Arista 12ín)
Delegation: ‘Heartache No. 9’ (Ariola 12in)
Banda Black Rio: ‘Melissa’ / ‘Miss Cheryl’ (RCA 12in)
Dave Baker: ‘Glow Of Love’ (Black Jack 12in)
Lenny Williams: ‘Suspicions’ / ‘Messing With My Mind’ (US MCA LP)
Jermaine Jackson: ‘The Pieces Fit’ (US Motown LP)
Gap Band: ‘Burn Rubber On Me’ (Mercury 12in promo)
Maurice Starr: ‘Dance To The Funky Groove’ / ‘Moving On Up’ / ‘I Wanna Dance With You’ (US RCA LP)
Peter Jacques Band: ‘Mighty Fine’ / ‘Is It It’ / ‘The Louder’ (Canadian Goody Music LP)
Fantasy: ‘You’re Too Late’ (US Pavilion 12in)
Streisand / Gibb: ‘Guilty’ (CBS)
Melody Stewart: ‘Get Down Get Down’ (US Roy B 12in)
Full Force: ‘Turn You On’ (US Dazz 12in)
Michael Wycoff: ‘Come To My World’ / ‘Feel My Love’ (US RCA LP)
Pointer Sisters: ‘Save This Night For Love’ (Planet 12in)
Surface Noise: Zero One’ (WEA 12in)
Altitude: ‘Six Nine Shuffle’ (Impact 12in)

DORC (Disco Featured Pop Hits)

1(3) Roxy Music, 2(2) Kelly Marie, 3(1) Bad Manners, 4(4) Orch Manoeuvres, 5(13) Spandau Ballet, 6(5) Liquid Gold, 7(7) UB40, 8(8) Abba, 9(6) Nolans, 10(11) Madness ‘Trousers’, 11(9) Police, 12(10) Status Quo, 13(14) Police ‘De Do Do Do’ / ‘Canary’, 14(12) Sheena Easton, 15(15) Dennis Waterman, 16(16) Air Supply, 17(-) Adam & The Ants ‘Dog’, 18(20) Robert Palmer, 19(-) Rod Stewart, 20(18) John Lennon.

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