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5 imports, 3 remixes, 5 world premieres and one Super-77 Medley.

Program 4 contains new songs and exclusive Disconet remixes from around the world. Many of the songs are making their world premieres on this program, and your test reaction will be instrumental in leading to their release. Also, the Feedback Card for this program has a spot for you to vote for your favorite songs of 1979. Your votes will be used to compile the Disconet

Top Tune/1979 Medley on a program in the near future ... so be sure to complete and return the feedback card. Thanks.

Old Time Melody / Teresa.  Here is an excellent cut from Teresa's forthcoming Salsoul LP.  One of the beauties of this song is that it never really begins or ends.  It just keeps on flowing.  It's probably playing all the time some place in space.  Sandy Linzer, who gave the first Dr. Buzzard LP such class and energy, produced.

Shady Lady / Strutt & Company.  Allan "Here Comes That Sound Again" Hawkshaw has produced an intrigueing, pop-oriented vocal here.  Before returning to Milano with his Christmas list complete, Valapucci worked for hours and hours extending breaks and intros, and by Murphy's law, the timing came out exactly where it began at 4:56.  But fear not, it's a very smooth 5 minutes, and as Valapucci told us in somewhat broken English, you can make a song longer without adding any time to it.  Coming on TK/Dash.

Let Me Blow You're Whistle / Laura Greene.  The same talented lady who sells millions of boxes of soap on TV and starred in "Putney Swope" has a hot, hookful song on Sound Trek Records.  Michael Colicchio wrote, produced and arranged.  It's fun, semi-reggae, and moves.  The 8:55 tracks were shortened to 5½ with a new beginning that cooks faster particularly for the radio stations playing Disconet, and Victor Salupo at Sound Trek tells us that as this breaks from the northeast, most all pools should be serviced with the 12".

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side A runs 15:20, from 120 to 128.

Rock It Down / Brother & Sister.  Here is a smooth, very upbeat song with what we now believe to be an excellent groove.  Randy Wilson produced for Dru Productions.  DeWayne Lewis was associate producer, and Rebecca Dru was executive producer.  DeWayne also provides the lead vocals.  The 7:23 version on Shtup City Records was edited to about 5:30 for extra energy and flow.

I'm O.K., You're O.K. / American Gypsy.  What a complete trip, with energy that keeps changing interspersed with the singing of angels.  It will first appear on Philips in Holland, and then all over the world on various labels.  We're preparing an extended remix, and will keep you posted on what lucky label gets it for the U.S.

Comin' Home, Baby / Mascara.  Jorg Evers' arrangement, and Jurgen S. Korduletsch's production (along with Chris Hill, who also did the vocal arrangements) is impeccable as usual.  It's from the Ensign (England) LP which includes some other fine material.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side B runs 17:09, from 133 to 139.

C'est La Vie (It's No Life) / New Day.  New Day is a trio from Seattle, Washington who put the rainy days to use making music.  John Beach plays woodwinds and keyboards, Kenny Couleer is their classically trained lead vocalist (and also plays percussion and keyboards), and Bob Bruneau sings and plays everything. (Hmmmm!)  Jack and Kim Robinson discovered and produced the group in Seattle, Jack added some additional percussion in Paris, and producer Mike Collier polished the tracks with some more music in London.  Valapucci was in town doing his Christmas shopping, and extended the 3 minute single for you.  It's on Blaze/CBS (England) now with more areas coming.

It's A Real Good Feeling / Peter Kent.  This song should give your audience just what it says… a good feeling.  Smooth and upbeat, from EMI-Electrola (Germany).  Heir Steinhauer produced, with an LP coming.  Enjoy.

Lover Love Me / Lipstique.  Jurgen also produced this song, which he co-wrote with Jorg.  It's on Lollipop (Germany) with other areas coming.  The hook lines and rhythm patterns take on new interest every time they're repeated.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 1 runs 16:02, 126 to 127.

Top Tune/1977 Medley/Automatom '77.  Here's a special Disconet flashback, originally prepared by Tom Savarese almost two years ago.  There are 19 songs on the 1977 medley which sound just fine today, especially the way Tom put them together.  Many of the artists and producers (see the credit listing below) who made the dance floor really happen in 1977 will be doing it again in the 1980s.

There are several ways to make the medley work for you.  You can use it in its entirety, of course.  Many DJs have found special portions of this medley even more in tune with their particular audience, mixing into the entire version of a song that was extra hot in their club.  The medley has a crisp beginning at 120 BPM, and ends with that fabulous "Magic Bird of Fire" ending from the Salsoul Orchestra which lets you mix into just about anything.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 2 runs 20:03, from 120 BPM to 130 BPM.

Artist Title LP/ P Label/ C Publisher
Sassy Theme From Disco 77 12" TK (TKD 46)/ Sherlyn/ Lindseyanne, BMI
Barry White It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me T543/ 20th Century/ Sa-Vette Music, BMI
Odyssey Native New Yorker APL1-2204/ RCA/ Featherbed/ Desiderata/ UniChappell, BMI
Ritchie Family Quiet Village Marlin(TK)2206/ Can't Stop Productions, Inc./ Atlantic Music/ Gransom Music
First Choice Dr. Love GZS7501/ Gold Mind/ Lucky Three/ Six Strings, BMI
Celi Bee Superman APA(TK)77001/ Peer International, BMI
Andrea True Connection NY, You Got Me Dancing 12" Buddah (D113)/ Buddah/ Diamond Touch/MRI, ASCAP
Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up T7-352R2/ Tamla(Motown)/ M. Gaye, ASCAP
Mike Theodore Orchestra Cosmic Wind WB305/ Westbound/ Bridgeport Music, BMI
Chic Dance, Dance, Dance SD1953/ Atlantic/ Cotillion/ Kreimers, BMI
Vickie Sue Robinson Hold Tight AFL1-2294/ RCA/ Kipahulu Music, ASCAP
Hues Corporation I Caught Your Act BS3043/ Warner Bros./ JiMi Lane/ Ensign, BMI
CJ & Co. Devil's Gun WB301/ Westbound/ ATV Music, BMI
Space Carry On, Turn Me On UA-LA780G/ United Artists/ UA/Virginia City, ASCAP
Kebekelektrik Magic Fly (Journey Into Love) 12" TK(TKD49)/ Disques Directions/ Machine Music, CAPAC
Cerrone Love In C Minor SD9913/ Atlantic/ WEA Filipacchi Music/ Fefee Music/ Cerrone Music, SACEM
Carrie Lucas I Gotta Keep Dancin' BVL1-2220/ RCA Soultrain/ Gomelsky/ Eggers Music/ Carrific Music, ASCAP
Grace Jones I Need A Man ILPS9470/ Island/ Beam Junction Music, BMI
The Trammps Disco Inferno SD18211/ Atlantic/ Six Strings, BMI
Salsoul Orchestra Magic Bird of Fire SZS5515/ Salsoul/ Vincent Montana, Jr.

Barry Lederer on Disconet:

December 15, 1979, BILLBOARD

DiscoMix by Barry Lederer

NEW YORK—The Disconet Programs which are made available only to qualified disco deejays, discos, mobile discos and radio stations have been somewhat controversial.  DJs sometimes feel that part of their creativity is being usurped by playing someone else's mixes of several records.  On the other hand, others feel it can be a highlight of the evening since Disconet often offers material not yet available to the average deejay.  Disconet's best advantage is the remixing of current product and the previewing of unreleased new songs that can be tested in the disco market.

Scott Allen's "I Think We're Alone Now" backed with "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" on TK had its break by being first exposed on Disconet.  The record is now being reported by deejays across the country as well as hitting Billboard's Disco chart.

The current release (Volume 3, Program 3) from Disconet, contains several items worth mention.  Chico Starr, deejay at the Anvil in New York has developed a 6-minute remix of "No One Get's The Prize" from Diana Ross' current Motown LP.  By interphasing the material and repeating some of the breaks, he has added new dynamics to this current 12-incher.

From Los Angeles, DJs Bill Motley and Trip Ringwald have put together a classic production of six outstanding Supremes songs.  Included are "Stop In The Name Of Love," "Back In My Arms Again" and "Baby Love."  This is one of the best medleys put together in some time.  Also included is a remix of Celi Bee's "Blew My Mind" from her forthcoming album on APA Records.  John Matarazzo from Charlie's West in New Jersey did a special remix of this tune.

Chico Starr also worked with Costa Colligas on "Dance It Greek" by Electra.  Based on authentic rearrangements of Greek tunes these tracks show potential if they can be tightened with some unnecessary vocals deleted.  As of yet this tune is not assigned to a label.

Copyright 1979 by Billboard Publications, Inc.

Derek Kennedy wins the LCD chronograph.  Derek plays at The Other Place in Fort Worth, Texas.  His pressing serial number on Program 2 (#536) matched the lucky winning number for that program.  Derek's favorites were "Showdown" by Martha High (now out on Salsoul, and boy did she perform at Paradise Garage!), Valapucci's special remix of Boris Midney's USA/European Connection, and Raul's premix of Suzy Who's "My Boy Lollipop" (which is an even sleazier 11 minutes long when you play it at -9.9%.)  Congratulations, Derek, and thanks for playing Disconet.

Please also remember to list your three favorite songs of 1979. Your votes will be used to compile the Top Tune/1979 medley.

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