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Special mixes of two great new songs: Ronni Griffith's "The Best Part of Breaking Up" Raul Dance Mix and Ruby Wilson with "The Feelin's Still There" extended remix.

Bobby Orlando is one of today's hottest producers.  Gomez Presley's "The Letter" and The Bang Gang's "Street Music" are catching on throughout the U.S. with lots of overseas release action coming.  And Ronni Griffith's "Desire" has just gone gold in Canada.  Ronni will be back with more dance floor action in a few weeks via her forthcoming album on Vanguard which will include "The Best Part of Breaking Up."  Bobby produced, Danny Weiss was executive producer, and Mark Berry engineered the Raul Dance Mix presented here in a special, longer version for Disconet.  It's non-stop energy which should get them screaming!

Ruby Wilson is next, with a special Disconet extended mix of "The Feelin's Still There" from her "Ruby Wilson" album on Malaco.  Wolf Stephenson, Carson Whitsett and Tommy Couch produced at Malaco's studios in Jackson, Mississippi.  Carson plays those wonderful keyboards, and Mike Lewis arranged the strings and horns which were recorded at Criteria in Miami.  The 4 minute album version now runs close to 7 minutes, and we hope this special Disconet mix helps to break Ruby to the marketplace as her singing talent deserves recognition.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side A runs 12:50 at 128 BPM (beats per minute.)

Trip Ringwald and Will Crocker give Roberta Kelly's "Tell Me" a special extended mix.  Spargo with "One Night Affair."

When you combine the production and mixing expertise of Jurgen "Hills of Katmandu" Koppers, the vocal talent of Roberta Kelly, and the real dance floor smarts of Trip Ringwald and Will Crocker, it's got to be a hot song.  So here is the title track of Roberta Kelly's new Baby album, "Tell Me."

Trip plays at The Circus in Hollywood, and Will plays at Ken's River Club.  While the tempo is an East Coast 118 BPM, the song and the sound are charged with the electronic sparkle of Jurgen Koppers.  This man certainly knows how to lay down exquisite tracks as well as how to bring them out.  The more you hear "Tell Me", the more you'll discover so many wonderful touches throughout… all held together so well by Roberta's smooth and touching vocals.  To Trip and Will, the Disconet Golden Razor Award!

Spargo is next with their I-Scream 12" single, "One Night Affair."  This has been extended slightly with a newly constructed introduction (to come out of Roberta Kelly), and elimination of some of the more questionable vocal passages which seemed to defeat the groove and movement of the song.  Once Spargo is cooking, it may seem like Donny and Marie are singing to your dance floor.  And then, the catchy vocal duet is topped off by a surprising salsa/piano riff which goes on for over two minutes.  This is one song that certainly does a lot!  Joel David, Dicky Lafour and Spargo produced, and Peter Riebeek engineered at Studio 150 in Amsterdam.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Side B runs 14:10, from 118 to 123 BPM.

Amy Bolton's hot new song gets the Valapucci touch for "What Does It Take (To Believe That You're Number One.)"

Amy Bolton grew up in The Bronx, New York, and now lives with husband/ songwriter/ producer/ singer George Wallace in Manhattan.  Amy wrote "What Does It Take (To Believe That You're Number One)" soon after the release of her first Importe/12 LP featuring "Do Me A Favor" and "Tres Chichi."

Amy fine-tuned the lyrics, arrangements and overall groove which were produced by Don Silver and Ben Wisch for The Empire Project at Electric Lady.  Additional tracks were recorded at Vanguard Studios where Valapucci's mix was masterfully engineered by Mark Berry.  The result is another innovative fusion of music forms for Amy.  In "Do Me A Favor", r&b and rock seemed to get along.  With "What Does It Take", high energy dance music and rock play off of each other with very pleasing results.  Amy's vocal arrangements and vocals are the thread which keep the song focused and together, and George Wallace's keyboards provide a real nice space for Amy.

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 1 runs 5:45 at 132 BPM.

Flashback to the classic 1979 Disconet Top Tune Medley by John Matarazzo and Mike Arato.  And it's your turn to vote for your 1981 favorites.

Just about two years ago, Disconet DJs voted for their favorite songs of 1979.  We tallied the votes, and John Matarazzo and Mike Arato put together 18 of the best songs into a remarkable 15 minute medley sub-titled "No More Medlies/Enough Is Enough."

To help inspire your thinking for the 1981 medley, and provide a nice and very timely flashback to the best of 1979, here is an encore performance of John and Mike's carefully crafted crowd pleaser.  John plays at Charlie's West in East Orange, New Jersey (where the dance floor used to be the shoe department of Muir's Department Store.)  Mike plays at Uncle Sam's in Levittown, Long Island.

Instant Funk starts it off with their classic, "I've Got My Mind Made Up."  The medley keeps building with two and sometimes three songs playing at once all the way to the climax of Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand's "No More Tears(Enough Is Enough.)"

Be sure to VOTE in the special section on this program's feedback card for your 1981 top songs.  You may vote for five songs… we want your very strongest songs played during the past twelve months.  It's tough to pick just five… but remember, we will reflect the votes of all Disconet DJs returning the feedback card, and the limit of just five songs seemed to work well in shaping both the 1979 and 1980 Top Tune medleys.

And please vote for 1981 songs!  (The songs and credits for the 1979 medley are shown below in the order in which they appear.)

SPECIAL NOTE TO DJs: Bonus Side 2 runs 15:02 from 116 to 130 BPM.

Song Artist P Label Author(s)
I've Got My Mind Made Up* Instant Funk 1978 Salsoul Miller-Miller-Earl
Here Comes That Sound Again Love DeLuxe 1979 Warner Hawkshaw
This Time Baby Jackie Moore 1979 CBS James-Bell
Harmony Suzi Lane 1979 Elektra Moroder-Bellotte-Bastow
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson 1979 CBS/Epic Jackson
Dancer Gino Soccio 1979 Warner Soccio
Come On And Do It* Poussez 1979 Vanguard Mouzon
Deputy Of Love Don Armando's Second Ave. Rhumba Band 1979 ZE Rogers
Heaven Must Have Sent You Bonnie Pointer 1979 Motown Holland-Dozier-Holland
Don't You Want My Love Debbie Jacobs 1979 MCA Sabu
Never Gonna Say Goodbye* Poussez 1979 Vanguard Mouzon
I've Got The Next Dance Deniece Williams 1979 ARC Williams-Fowler-Johnson
Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You Teri DeSario 1978 Casablanca B. Gibb
The Break* Kat Mandu 1979 TK LePage
There But For The Grace Of God Go I Machine 1979 RCA Nance-Darnell
Come To Me France Joli 1979 Prelude Greene
Love Attack* Ferrara 1979 Midsong Ferrara
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Donna Summer/ Barbra Streisand 1979 CBS/ Casablanca Jabara-Roberts
*From the special DISCONET pressing by Bobby DJ Guttadaro (Instant Funk); Raul (Poussez); Bob Viteritti (Kat Mandu); Valapucci (Ferrara.)

Carl Pitts wins the LCD chronograph.  Carl plays at the Exile in Washington, DC, and his pressing serial number for Volume 4, Program 6 matched the lucky winning number for that program (#933.)

Carl's favorite songs on Program 6 were Bob Viteritti's remix of "Magnifique" (which will now live on for at least another year or two), Boots Clements' "Ghostriders In The Sky" (now available on West Records including an instrumental mix by Randy Sills and Jon Berge), and Gomez Presley's "The Letter."

Congratulations, Carl. We've sent you a super Bulova LCD complete with an alarm which sounds like a drum loop.  It's easy to win the watch.  Simply complete your feedback card and be sure to enter your pressing serial number shown on the upper right hand corner of your Side A/Side B pressing.  Good luck!  And be sure to VOTE for your favorite 1981 songs at the bottom of this program's feedback card.  Thanks.

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