Dr. Smooth’s Flashback #14: Billboard/Cash Box/Record World charts of June 10, 1978

Spend an hour remembering some of the most popular jazz of 1978 as listed on the Top 40 Jazz Albums charts in the June 10, 1978 issues of Billboard, Cash Box, and Record World magazines.

Playlist:


souza

Track 1: “Daisy Mae” by Raul de Souza, from the album Don’t Ask My Neighbors.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 34
Cash Box 33
Record World 24

klugh

Track 2: “Magic in Your Eyes” by Earl Klugh, from the album Magic in Your Eyes.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 33
Cash Box 38
Record World 15

sanborn

Track 3: “Lotus Blossom” by David Sanborn from the album Heart to Heart.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 23
Cash Box 23
Record World 31

noel

Track 4: “Superwoman” by Noel Pointer, from the #39 album of the week, Hold On.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 17
Cash Box 25
Record World 26

spyro

Track 5: “Mead” by Spyro Gyra, from the album Spyro Gyra.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 20
Cash Box 21
Record World 21

loveland

Track 6: “Loveland” by Lonnie Liston Smith from the album Loveland.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 11
Cash Box 8
Record World 10

deodato

Track 7: “Love Island” by Deodato, from the album Love Island.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 10
Cash Box 9
Record World 8

sample

Track 8: “Rainbow Seeker” by Joe Sample, from the album, Rainbow Seeker.  

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 3
Cash Box 6
Record World 5

clarke

Track 9: “Modern Man” by Stanley Clarke, from the album Modern Man.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 7
Cash Box 3
Record World 3

benson

Track 10: “Windsong” by George Benson, from the album, Weekend in L.A.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 1
Cash Box 2
Record World 2

feelssogood

Track 11: “Feels So Good” by Chuck Mangione from the album Feels So Good.

Jazz Album Charts: June 10, 1978
Billboard 2
Cash Box 1
Record World 1

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Thanks to Herc of Herc’s Hideaway for research assistance and support.

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Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1981

In 1981, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1981:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 3 Winelight Grover Washington, Jr.
January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14
February 21
February 28
March 7
March 14
March 21
March 28
April 4
April 11
April 18
April 25
May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23
May 30
June 6
June 13
June 20
June 27
July 4 The Clarke-Duke Project Stanley Clarke
& George Duke
July 11
July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15 The Man with the Horn Miles Davis
August 22
August 29
September 5
September 12
September 19 Breakin’ Away Al Jarreau
September 26
October 3
October 10
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7
November 14
November 21
November 28
December 5
December 12
December 19
December 26 The George Benson Collection George Benson

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1980

In 1980, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1980:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 5 One on One Bob James &
Earl Klugh
January 12
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16
February 23
March 1
March 8 Every Generation Ronnie Laws
March 15 Fun and Games Chuck Mangione
March 22
March 29
April 5
April 12
April 19
April 26
May 3 Catching the Sun Spyro Gyra
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28
July 5
July 12
July 19 This Time Al Jarreau
July 26
August 2 Rhapsody and Blues The Crusaders
August 9
August 16 Give Me the Night George Benson
August 23
August 30
September 6
September 13
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15
November 22
November 29
December 6
December 13
December 20
December 27 Winelight Grover Washington, Jr.

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1979

In 1979 issue, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1979:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 6 Touchdown Bob James
January 13
January 20
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17 Carmel Joe Sample
March 24 Livin’ Inside Your Love George Benson
March 31
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19
May 26
June 2 Paradise Grover Washington, Jr.
June 9
June 16
June 23 Street Life The Crusaders
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17
November 24
December 1 One on One Bob James &
Earl Klugh
December 8
December 15
December 22
December 29

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1978

In 1978 issue, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1978:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 7 Heads Bob James
January 14
January 21 Reach for It George Duke
January 28
February 4 Live at The Bijou Grover Washington, Jr.
February 11
February 18 Weekend in L.A. George Benson
February 25
March 5
March 11
March 18
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22
April 29
May 6
May 13 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
May 20
May 27 Weekend in L.A. George Benson
June 3 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
June 10
June 17
June 24
July 1
July 8
July 15
July 22 Sounds…and Stuff Like That!! Quincy Jones
July 29
August 5
August 12
August 19
August 26
September 2 Images The Crusaders
September 9
September 16
September 23
September 30
October 7
October 14 Children of Sanchez Chuck Mangione
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 11 Reed Seed Grover Washington, Jr.
November 18
November 25
December 2
December 9
December 16
December 23
December 30 Touchdown Bob James

Charting the Charts: Grover Washington, Jr – A Secret Place (1976)

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gwj

Here’s a look at how the Grover Washington, Jr. album A Secret Place fared on various charts (chart peaks in bold):

1977 Billboard Cash Box Record World*
Date 200 Jazz Soul 200 Jazz R&B 200 Jazz R&B
Jan 1 31
Jan 8 45 159 9 59 109
Jan 15 121 10 37 109 2 50 72 3 18
Jan 22 71 15 87 2 36 60
Jan 29 51 1 11 73 1 19 54 1 13
Feb 5 41 9 65 1 17 49 1 12
Feb 12 39 1 7 58 1 16 44 1 12
Feb 19 36 7 54 2 14 40 2 11
Feb 26 33 2 12 51 2 13 45
Mar 5 31 12 48 2 12 65 2 11
Mar 12 31 2 12 63 2 14 67 3 17
Mar 19 42 12 71 2 14 71 3 24
Mar 26 39 2 15 76 3 20 81 3
Apr 2 55 15 76 3 28 130 4
Apr 9 132 2 17 119 3 43
Apr 16 132 48 122 4 50 166
Apr 23 178 4 48 148 7 62
Apr 30 195 173 8 71
May 7 9
May 14 7 10 18
May 21 11 22
May 28 11 10 33
Jun 4 10 35
Jun 11 12 12
Jun 18 20
Jun 25 12 23
Jul 2 29
Jul 9 34
1977 Billboard Cash Box Record World*
*Record World chart data incomplete, will update as information becomes available

Charting the Charts: Maynard Ferguson – Conquistador (1977)

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mf_conquistador

Here’s a look at how the Maynard Ferguson album Conquistador fared on various charts:

1977
Date Billboard Jazz (40) Billboard 200 Cash Box 200 Cash Box Jazz (40)
April 2 159 157 17
April 9 18 121 127 8
April 16 110 107 6
April 23 3 91 87 5
April 30 81 81 5
May 7 70 75 6
May 14 6 49 69 6
May 21 40 62 6
May 28 2 37 57 5
June 4 29 52 6
June 11 1 26 49 7
June 18 24 47 6
June 25 3 22 45 7
July 2 22 47 7
July 9 9 45 56 6
July 16 45 67 15
July 23 7 68 80 16
July 30 68 98 17
Aug 6 * 64 102 16
Aug 13 62 121 22
Aug 20 6 62 160 23
Aug 27 58 174 28
Sept 3 78 30
Sept 10 14 103
Sept 17 103
Sept 24 15 195
Oct 1
Oct 8 15*

*In 1977, Billboard published a top 40 Jazz Albums list in the 2nd and 4th issue of every month but one: for some reason, charts were not published in the August 13 and August 27 issues. Instead, one chart was printed that month in the August 20 issue. Also, the October 8 chart was simply a reprint of the previous list of September 24.


REVIEWS:

conquis

Billboard, March 26, 1977, p. 78

maynarddb

Down Beat, July 14, 1977, p. 42


rocky