Dr. Smooth’s Flashback #17: Billboard/Cash Box/Record World charts of June 21, 1980

Spend an hour remembering some of the most popular jazz of 1980 as listed on the Top 40 Jazz Albums charts in the June 21, 1980 issues of Billboard, Cash Box, and Record World magazines.

Playlist:


thistime

Track 1: “Never Givin’ Up” by Al Jarreau, from the album This Time. Written by Al Jarreau and Ron Canning, produced by Jay Graydon.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard
Cash Box 20
Record World 10

ronnielaws

Track 2: “Every Generation” by Ronnie Laws, from the album Every Generation. Written and produced by Ronnie Laws.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 17
Cash Box 10
Record World 14

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Track 3: “Back Together Again” by Roberta Flack featuring Donny Hathaway from the album Roberta Flack featuring Donny Hathaway. Written by James Mtume and Reggie Lucas, produced by Roberta Flack and Eric Mercury.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 10
Cash Box
Record World

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Track 4: “All Hell Broke Loose” by Stanley Clarke, from the album Rocks, Pebbles and Sand. Written and produced by Stanley Clarke.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 16
Cash Box 15
Record World 6

earlklugh

Track 5: “Spellbound” by Earl Klugh, from the album Dream Come True. Written and produced by Earl Klugh.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 8
Cash Box 5
Record World 12

mikeyf

Track 6: “Baseball” by Michael Franks from the album One Bad Habit. Written by Michael Franks, produced by Tommy LiPuma and Andre Fischer.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 7
Cash Box 4
Record World 8

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Track 7: “Brazilian Sugar” by George Duke, from the album A Brazilian Love Affair. Written and produced by George Duke.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 6
Cash Box 9
Record World 4

hideaway

Track 8: “Carly’s Song” by David Sanborn, from the album HideawayWritten by David Sanborn, produced by Michael Colina.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 4
Cash Box 7
Record World 3

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Track 9: “Stars in Your Eyes” by Herbie Hancock, from the album Monster. Written by Gavin Christopher, Herbie Hancock, Lisa Capuano and Ray Parker, Jr., produced by David Rubinson & Friends.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 3
Cash Box 6
Record World 5

groves

Track 10: “Snake Eyes” by Grover Washington, Jr., from the album Skylarkin’. Written and produced by Grover Washington, Jr.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 5
Cash Box 2
Record World 1

sgcts

Track 11: “Catching the Sun” by Spyro Gyra from the album Catching the Sun. Written by Jay Beckenstein, produced by Jay Beckenstein and Richard Calandra.

Jazz Album Charts: June 21, 1980
Billboard 1
Cash Box 1
Record World 2

 

Dr. Smooth’s Flashback #15: Record World #1 albums of 1978

Spend an hour remembering the #1 jazz albums of 1978 according to Record World magazine.

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Playlist:


duke

Track 1: “Reach for It” by George Duke, from the album Reach for It.


grover1

Track 2: “You Make Me Dance” by Grover Washington, Jr., from the album Live at The Bijou.


benson

Track 3: “Windsong” by George Benson from the album Weekend in L.A..


feelssogood

Track 4: “Maui-Waui” by Chuck Mangione, from the album, Feels So Good.


quincy

Track 5: “Stuff Like That” by Quincy Jones, from the album Sounds…And Stuff Like That!!.


crusaders

Track 6: “Merry-Go-Round” by The Crusaders from the album Images.


sanchez

Track 7: “Children of Sanchez” by Chuck Mangione, from the album Children of Sanchez.


reedseed

Track 8: “Maracas Beach” by Grover Washington, Jr., from the album, Reed Seed.  


mrgone

Track 9: “Young and Fine” by Weather Report, from the album Mr. Gone.


Thanks to Herc of Herc’s Hideaway for support.

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.

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

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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