Well, as you must have noticed, the Disco Page managed to get through Xmas and the New Year without having to resort to boring “Best of ’76” lists! However, it might be nice to know which of the disco hits from the last 12 months have ended up as your most favourite dancing records. This is NOT a Pop Poll, it is designed solely to discover which were the sounds that you (or, if you’re a DJ, your audiences) enjoyed dancing to the most. That naturally includes every type of music . . . as long as it is danceable!
While the poll is open to everyone, there is a special section for DJ’s only. Completion of this by as many DJ’s as possible will make the results of special interest to the disco industry, so please do take part.
Address your completed forms to DISCO POLL, Record Mirror, Spotlight House, 1 Benwell Road, London N7 7AX, so that they arrive by Thursday, January 20.
DISCO HITS (Singles or LP tracks, in order of preference)
LIVE DISCO ACT
FAVOURITE DISCO MUSIC (Soul, Funk, Northern, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Bop, etc)
LEAST FAVOURITE DISCO MUSIC
DISCO DJ SECTION
NAME OF DISCO (MOBILE)
DETAILS OF RESIDENCIES (Venue and town names, nights worked)
TYPES OF MUSIC PLAYED
FULL OR PART TIME DJ?
HOW LONG AS A DJ?
FAVOURITE RADIO DJ
PERSONAL TASTE IN MUSIC
MOST EFFICIENT PROMOTION SERVICE (if you are on record company mailing lists)
SHOULD 12-INCHERS BE 33 OR 45RPM? (if you use them)
DO YOU USE MANY ALBUMS?
DO YOU USE MANY IMPORTS?
DO YOU USE JINGLES? (cart, cassette or disc?)
MOST RELIABLE EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS (if you can recommend any)
MOST RELIABLE EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS (ditto)
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY (Disco hit that should have charted)
PET PEEVE OF THE YEAR
IS THERE ANY REGULAR FEATURE NOT ALREADY IN THIS DISCO PAGE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE?
BAR-KAYS: ‘Shake Your Rump To The Funk’ (Mercury 6167417) (Billboard chart debut 10/9/76)
Big already, it’s a typical Ohio Players-style funker, complete with funny voices.
HEATWAVE: ‘Boogie Nights’ (GTO GT 77) (Billboard chart debut 4/23/77)
The UK funksters’ catchiest and best yet, this mixes beautifully out of Donna Summer’s ‘Spring Affair’.
DR. BUZZARD’S ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND: ‘Cherchez La Femme’ (RCA PB 0827) (Billboard chart debut 6/26/76)
Edited from the LP, their big US disco hit is a lovely subtle thudder with strange hypnotic vocals and offbeat appeal. Continue reading “January 8, 1977: Disco Poll”