Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Blues & Soul Chart March 15-28 1977

Well what can I say? I've been looking through some old Blues & Soul magazines and I've just taken a look at the chart - wow! Music was just so good back then. I'm fully aware that I'm nostalgic, but just take a look at the soul chart that week and let me know what you think

1 Heatwave - Boogie Nights
2 Earth Wind & Fire - Saturday Nite
3 Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes - Don't Leave Me This Way
4 The O'Jays - Darlin' Darlin' Baby
5 Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
6 Mass Production - Welcome To Our World
7 Rose Royce - Car Wash
8 The Moments - Jack In The Box
9 Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr - You Don't Have To Be A Star
10 Brick - Dazz
11 Brass Construction - Ha Cha Cha
12 James Brown - Body Heat
13 Tavares - Mighty Power Of Love
14 The Spinners - Wake Up Susan
15 Fatback Band - Double Dutch
16 Alvin Cash - Ali Shuffle
17 Dr Buzzard's Orignal Savannah Band - Cherchez La Femme
18 Boney M - Daddy Cool
19 Archie Bell & The Drells - Where Will You Go When The Party's Over
20 The Barkays - Shake Your Rump To The Funk
21 Rose Royce - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
22 Deodato - Peter Gunn
23 Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
24 The Miracles - Spy For Brotherhood
25 The Manhattans - I Kinda Miss You
26 The Real Thing - You'll Never Know What You're Missing
27 The Commodores - Fancy Dancer
28 Salsoul Orchestra - Salsoul
29 Stevie Wonder - I Wish
30 Undisputed Truth - You + Me = Love

Looking down the list there are only 2 of the songs I don't have (The Manhattans & Salsoul Orchestra) - but just look at how many instantly recognizable songs there are 34 years ago and still classics that I'm not afraid to play. Back then Boney M weren't thought of in the same way as they are now.

Further down the chart are great tunes as well. Take a look at the scan and see if you can see the other songs.

You can't tell me that music today is this good!

Reckon some of these could surface in my shows soon......


  1. Off the top of my head I have 19 of those which is about 19 more than I do from the current charts LOL

  2. I have the Manhattans track James!
    Debz x

  3. wow! great post James!ceers Derek and Sue