James Vincent ‎– Space Traveler (1976)

Space Traveler is the sophomoric solo release by guitarist James Vincent, issued in 1976 on James William Guercio’s Caribou Records label. The album features backing vocals by Vincent’s former-Exception bandmate Peter Cetera. Tracklist: A1. The Garden A2. Mankind A3. Drifting Into Love A4. Alone A5. Space Traveler A6. Firefly B1. Song for Jayme B2. How […]

Gene Harris ‎– In a Special Way (1976)

In a Special Way is the fifth solo album by American pianist Gene Harris, released in 1976. Tracklist: A1. Theme for Relana A2. Rebop A3. Zulu A4. Always in My Mind B1. Love for Sale B2. It’s Your Love B3. Soft Cycles B4. Five/Four B5. Naima Credits: Gene Harris – piano Jerry Peters – Rhodes, […]

Gato Barbieri ‎– Caliente! (1976)

Caliente! is a 1976 album by Argentine saxophonist Gato Barbieri. Issued by A&M Records, the recording was guided by label-head Herb Alpert. The nine tracks display the saxist’s smooth tones over a range of lush, samba-fied, variably paced backdrops. Tracklist: A1. Fireflies A2. Fiesta A3. Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile) A4. Don’t Cry Rochelle A5. […]

Bobby Stern & Head, Heart and Hands ‎– Libra (1976)

Libra is a 1976 collaboration album between American saxophonist Bobby Stern and German instrumental ensemble Head, Heart and Hands. Tracklist: A1. Holiday A2. Libra A3. Light B1. Curacao B2. Of Venus B3. Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) Credits: Bobby Stern – saxophone Tom van der Geld – vibraphone Larry Porter – piano, […]

Manfredo Fest ‎– Brazilian Dorian Dream (1976)

Brazilian Dorian Dream is the third solo album by Brazilian keyboardist Manfredo Fest, released in 1976 on T&M. Most of the songs feature Rhodes arpeggios woven around the windy vocals of Roberta Davis. Tracklist: A1. Brazilian Dorian Dream A2. Facing East A3. Jungle Cat A4. That’s What She Says B1. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue B2. […]

Band X ‎– The Best of Band X (1976)

The Best of Band X is the 1976 lone release by American instrumental ensemble Band X. Despite its title, the album is a proper release of contemporary recordings and not a compilation. Led by Boston-area vibist Craig Peyton, the music meshes harmonic interplay with otherworldly sounds — the latter made possible by the band’s preview-access […]

LaMont Johnson ‎– NINE…. A Mystical, Musical Allegory (1976)

NINE…. A Mystical, Musical Allegory is the second album from pianist/composer LaMont Johnson, released in 1976 on the artist’s own Masterscores label. Musically, the album encompasses mid-paced syncopation and glissando-laden serenity. The latter approach is embodied in the soft, ivory filigree of the two finest cuts, “The Cat and Nine Tomorrows” and “No, I Never […]

Ruth Copeland ‎– Take Me to Baltimore (1976)

Take Me to Baltimore is the third longplayer by English-born/U.S.-based belter Ruth Copeland, issued by RCA in 1976. The singer teamed for these sessions with label-mate Daryl Hall, who co-wrote two of the album’s tracks. The sax/woodwind talents of Robin Kenyatta and the Brecker Brothers are also featured throughout the album.     Tracklist: A1. […]

Sutherland Brothers & Quiver ‎– Slipstream (1976)

Slipstream is a 1976 album by the Sutherland Brothers & Quiver. The release marked their fourth collective effort since the folk duo joined forces with the rustic rock combo. Tracklist: A1. Slipstream A2. Wild Love A3. Saturday Night A4. If I Could Have Your Loving A5. Love on the Side A6. Secrets B1. Dark Powers […]

Teddy Lasry ‎– e=mc² (1976)

E=mc² is a 1976 album by French multi-instrumentalist Teddy Lasry. The recording is self-contained, save for the contributions of percussionist André Ceccarelli and Magma bassist Jannick Top, who each help on two tracks. Musically, the album consists of beaming, oscillating Space Age instrumentals. Tracklist: A1. Life A2. Quasar A3. Earth A4. Nebular B1. Birth of […]

Starcastle ‎– Starcastle (1976)

Starcastle is the 1976 debut album by the American sextet of the same name. The music is noted for its contrapuntal density among the instrumentalists, each of whom are rendered with tonal clarity by Tommy Vicari’s state-of-the-art production. Side one is dominated by the anthemic “Forces” and the multisectional epic “Lady of the Lake” while […]

Quantum Jump – Quantum Jump (1976)

Quantum Jump is the first of two albums by the English supergroup of the same name, released in 1976 by the Electric Record Company and produced by the band’s frontman Rupert Hine. The music is marked by Hine’s deft lyrics, Perry’s nimble basswork, and the occasional rapidfire vocal passage. Tracklist: A1. Captain Boogaloo A2. Over […]

Sonny Fortune – Waves of Dreams (1976)

Waves of Dreams is the third album by American saxophonist Sonny Fortune. Released in 1976 on A&M/Horizon, it marked his first and only recorded pairing with keyboardist Clifford Coulter, whose Moog and ARP layers add tonal color to the saxist’s frenzied post-bop. Tracklist: A1. Seeing Beyond the Obvious A2. A Space in Time A3. In […]

Steve Marcus – Sometime Other Than Now (1976)

Sometime Other Than Now is a 1976 album by American saxophonist Steve Marcus. Fronting an ensemble that includes guitarist Steve Khan, this release marked the saxist’s fourth band-leading album overall and his last for another 16 years. Musically, the album is dominated by the squiggly, piercing tones of keyboardist Don Grolnick. Tracklist: A1. Sometime Other […]

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – The Roaring Silence (1976)

The Roaring Silence is the seventh album by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band, released in 1976. Consolidating their stateside breakthrough with a lavish, theatrical cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Blinded by the Light” — the band’s prior album contained a hard rock rendition of the Jersey performer’s “Spirit in the Night” — the album refines their scaly, […]

10cc ‎– Sheet Music (1974)

Sheet Music is the second album by English band 10cc. Released in 1974, the album lampoons a range of post-Victorian musical styles with classic satire and studio trickery. Highlights include the ivory-tight opening track, the frantic/staccato “Clockwork Creep” and the lush, through-composed “Somewhere in Hollywood.” Tracklist: A1. “The Wall Street Shuffle” (3:54) A2. “The Worst […]

The Jam – Setting Sons (1979)

Setting Sons is the fourth album by English pop/rock trio The Jam, released in 1979 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Girl on the Phone” (2:57) A2. “Thick as Thieves” (3:40) A3. “Private Hell” (3:51) A4. “Little Boy Soldiers” (3:33) A5. “Wasteland” (2:52) B1. “Burning Sky” (3:32) B2. “Smithers-Jones” (3:00)* B3. “Saturday’s Kids” (2:53) B4. “The Eton […]

Camel – Rain Dances (1977)

Rain Dances is the fifth album by English jazz-rock/space-rock quartet Camel, released in 1977 on Gama/Decca. Tracklist: A1. “First Light” (5:00) A2. “Metrognome” (4:19) A3. “Tell Me” (4:07) A4. “Highways of the Sun” (4:30) B1. “Unevensong” (5:35) B2. “One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night” (5:54) B3. “Elke” (4:29) B4. “Skylines” (4:28) B5. […]

Patrice Rushen – Pizzazz (1979)

Pizzazz is the fifth solo album by American jazz-funk/soul artist Patrice Rushen, released in 1979 on Elektra. The album is the second in her vocal soul/funk phase. Tracklist: A1. “Let the Music Take Me” (6:51) A2. “Keepin’ Faith in Love” (4:08) A3. “Settle for My Love” (5:15) A4. “Message in the Music” (3:01) B1. “Haven’t You Heard” […]

Donna Summer – Bad Girls (1979)

Bad Girls is the seventh studio album by American soul vocalist Donna Summer, released in 1979 on Casablanca. This was her second conceptual double-album in a row, having made comparative strides on 1977’s lavish Once Upon a Time…. Tracklist: A1. “Hot Stuff” (5:13) A2. “Bad Girls” (4:57) A3. “Love Will Always Find You” (4:01) A4. […]

Daryl Hall & John Oates – Bigger Than Both of Us (1976)

Bigger Than Both of Us is the sixth album by American rock/soul duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1976 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “Back Together Again” (3:23) A2. “Rich Girl” (2:23) A3. “Crazy Eyes” (3:07) A4. “Do What You Want, Be What You Are” (4:35) A5. “Kerry” (3:47) B1. “London, Luck, and Love” […]

Peter Hammill ‎– Nadir’s Big Chance (1975)

Nadir’s Big Chance is the fifth solo album by singer-songwriter Peter Hammill, released in February 1975 on Charisma. He’s backed on all eleven songs by the Pawn Hearts lineup of Van der Graaf Generator, which reformed just prior to the sessions for this album. Sleeve notes: “The way of it is this: I was sitting […]

Peter Hammill ‎– Fool’s Mate (1971)

Fool’s Mate is the debut solo album by musician/vocalist Peter Hammill, released in 1971 on Charisma. Tracklist: A1. “Imperial Zeppelin” (3:38) A2. “Candle” (4:17) A3. “Happy” (2:36) A4. “Solitude” (4:58) A5. “Vision” (3:15) A6. “Re-Awakening” (3:57) B1. “Sunshine” (4:00) B2. “Child” (4:25) B3. “Summer Song (In the Autumn)” (2:13) B4. “Viking” (4:43) B5. “The Birds” […]

Gravy Train – Second Birth (1973)

Second Birth is the third album by English hard-rock/folk-rock band Gravy Train, released in 1973 on Dawn/Bell. Tracklist: A1. “Morning Coming” (8:39) A2. “Peter” (4:00) A3. “September Morning News” (5:10) A4. “Motorway” (7:23) B1. “Fields and Factories” (6:40) B2. “Strength of a Dream” (4:08) B3. “Tolpuddle Episode” (5:40) B4. “Second Birth” (5:47) Credits: Norman Barratt […]

Uriah Heep – Wonderworld (1974)

Wonderworld is the seventh studio album by English hard-rock band Uriah Heep, released in 1974 on Bronze/Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Wonderworld” (4:29) A2. “Suicidal Man” (3:38) A3. “The Shadows and the Wind” (4:27) A4. “So Tired” (3:39) A5. “The Easy Road” (2:43) B1. “Something or Nothing” (2:56)* B2. “I Won’t Mind” (5:59) B3. “We Got […]

Yonin-Bayashi (四人囃子) – Isshoku-Sokuhatsu (1974)

Isshoku-Sokuhatsu (一触即発) is the second album by Japanese folk-psych band Yonin-Bayashi, released in 1974 on Tam.   Tracklist: A1. “Hamaebeth” (0:47) A2. “Sora to Kumo” (5:24) A3. “Omatsuri” (11:21) B1. “Isshoku Sokuhatsu” (12:23 — :01–2:04–4:20–6:52–12:20) B2. “Ping-Pong dama no nageki” (5:05) Credits: Katsutoshi Morizono — acoustic guitar, electric guitar, vocals, hand clapping, lyrics Hidemi Sakashita — […]

Willie Hutch – Foxy Brown (1974)

Foxy Brown is a soundtrack album by jazz-funk composer/arranger Willie Hutch, released in 1974 on Motown. The music is featured in the namesake motion picture starring Pam Grier as the titular character. Tracklist: A1. “Chase” (2:28) A2. “Theme of Foxy Brown” (2:25) A3. “Overture of Foxy Brown” (0:55) A4. “Hospital Prelude of Love Theme” (2:55) […]

Willie Hutch – The Mark of the Beast (1974)

The Mark of the Beast is the fourth proper studio album by American soul/funk musician/arranger Willie Hutch, released in 1974 on Motown. Tracklist: A1. “Get Ready for the Get Down” (4:20) A2. “The Mark of the Beast” (7:42) A3. “Try It You’ll Like It” (3:43) A4. “Life’s No Fun Living in the Ghetto” (4:28) B1. […]

Turiya Alice Coltrane & Devadip Carlos Santana – Illuminations (1974)

Illuminations is a collaboration album between spiritual-jazz keyboardist Alice Coltrane and Latin/jazz-rock guitarist Carlos Santana, recorded with a full orchestra and released in 1974 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Guru Sri Chinmoy Aphorism” (1:10) A2. “Angel of Air” (3:37) A3. “Angel of Water” (6:18) A4. “Bliss: The Eternal Now” (5:32) B1. “Angel of Sunlight” (14:43) B2. “Illuminations” […]

Tortilla Flat – Für ein ¾ Stündchen (1974)

Für ein ¾ Stündchen is an album by German jazz-rock band Tortilla Flat, self-released in 1974 with the catalogue number TF-0175. Tracklist: A1. “Tortilla Flat” (9:36) A2. “Temperamente” (5:38) A3. “Fatimorgani” (3:48) A4. “Rumpelstilzchen” (4:44) B1. “Leere, Chaos, Schöpfung” (9:58) B2. “Obit Anus, Abit Onus” (4:15) B3. “Möhre” (8:15) Credits: Bass – Heribert Schippers Congas, […]

Tim Moore – Tim Moore (1974)

Tim Moore is the debut solo album by the namesake American singer/songwriter, released in 1974 on Asylum. Tracklist: A1. “A Fool Like You” (3:43) A2. “Second Avenue” (3:55) A3. “Charmer” (2:51) A4. “Sister Lilac” (3:16) A5. “High Feeling” (3:20) B1. “I Can Almost See the Light” (3:00) B2. “Love Enough” (3:08) B3. “Aviation Man” (2:48) […]

Terje Rypdal – Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away (1974)

Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away is the fourth solo album by Norwegian avant-garde/jazz-rock guitarist Terje Rypdal, released in 1974 on ECM. Tracklist: A1. “Silver Bird Is Heading for the Sun” (14:05) A2. “The Hunt” (5:18) B. “Whenever I Seem to Be Far Away (Image for Electric Guitar, Strings, Oboe and Clarinet)” (17:37) Credits: […]

Terumasa Hino – Into Eternity (1974)

Into Eternity is a double-album by Japanese jazz trumpeter Terumasa Hino, released in 1974 on CBS/Sony. Tracklist: A1. “Mr. Happiness” (15:25) A2. “Song for Bumiji” (7:10) B1. “Ode to Workman” (20:25) B2. “Mickey’s Trip” (3:10) C1. “Horizon” (13:10) C2. “Eastern Egg” (11:15) D1. “Kaze” (2:22) D2. “Cycle Circle” (14:13) D3. “Midnight” (7:17) Credits: Bass – […]

Sunship – Into the Sun (1974)

Into the Sun is an album by American jazz-rock/funk ensemble Sunship, released in 1974 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “The Magician” (3:36) A2. “A Man Could Get Killed” (4:32) A3. “Travelers Through the Years” (3:48) A4. “Ocean Song” (4:48) A5. “I Feel Like I Love Her” (4:20) B1. “Into the Sun” (9:40) B2. “Just a Man” […]

Stomu Yamash’ta’s East Wind – One by One (1974)

One by One is the second of two albums by percussionist/arranger Stomu Yamash’ta and his Japanese/English jazz-rock operative East Wind, released in 1974 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “One by One / Hey Man / One by One Reprise” (10:43) A2. “Black Flame” (3:30) A3. “Rain Race” (1:30) A4. “Tangerine Beach” (3:25) B1. “Superstar / Loxycycle” […]

Speed Limit – Speed Limit (1974)

Speed Limit is the first of two self-titled albums by the namesake French jazz-rock collective, released in 1974 on Le Chant du Monde. Tracklist: A1. “Sleep Walker” (11:12) A2. “Pava” (5:04) A3. “Abra” (2:57) B1. “Spanish Dream” (9:16) B2. “Ballad to Laura Antonelli” (6:31) B3. “Ducky” (3:58) Credits: George Jinda — drums Jeff Seffer — […]

Splash – Splash (1974)

Splash is the second album by the namesake Swedish jazz-rock ensemble, released in 1974 on PLA Records. Tracklist: A. “Karottorokokrockokrokorock (Elephant Nilson)” (20:55)* B1. “Tiokronorspolkan” (6:48) B2. “Sambahmadu” (13:45) *(:01–5:40, 9:40–17:40) Credits: Baritone Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon – Christer Holm Bass Trombone, Flugelhorn – Lennart Löfgren Bass, Vocals – Kaj Söderström Drums – Henrik […]

Slapp Happy – Acnalbasac Noom (1974)

Acnalbasac Noom is a collection of demos for the second album by multinational art-pop trio Slapp Happy, recorded in 1974 with members of Faust and released in 1980 on Recommended Records. The album was intended as an alternative to the band’s 1974 sophomoric release Slapp Happy, which features the same material recorded with English studio […]

Sixty-Nine – Live! (1974)

Live! is the second album by German hard-rock/jam-band Sixty-Nine, released in 1974 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “Just Right Here and Now” (4:48) A2. “Red Guitar” (3:50) A3. “Little Country Girl” (3:35) A4. “Seven Steps to Hell” (7:37) B1. “Frenzy Feelings” (4:06) B2. “Get Up” (12:18) C1. “The Confiscated Car” (5:10) C2. “Bach’s broken Trumpet” (10:22) D1. […]

Shona Laing – Shooting Stars Are Only Seen at Night (1974)

Shooting Stars Are Only Seen at Night is the second album by Kiwi singer/songwriter Shona Laing, released in 1974 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “I’m Crying Too” A2. “Remains To Be Seen” A3. “Happy Song” A4. “This Moment Here” A5. “Tony” A6. “Shooting Stars” B1. “Someone Like Me” B2. “I Want You” B3. “Now I Know” […]

Secos & Molhados – Secos & Molhados (1974)

Secos & Molhados is the second of four self-titled studio albums by Brazilian art-rock trio Secos & Molhados, released in 1974 on Continental. Tracklist: A1. “Tercer mundo” (2:36) A2. “Flores astrais” (3:51) A3. “Não: Não digas nada” (1:38) A4. “Medo mulato” (3:18) A5. “Oh! Mulher infiel” (1:30) A6. “Vôo” (2:34) B1. “Angústia” (2:45) B2. “O hierofante” […]

Secret Oyster – Sea Son (1974)

Sea Son is the second album by Danish jazz-rock band Secret Oyster, released in 1974 on CBS/Peters International. Tracklist: A1. “Oysterjungle” (2:57) A2. “Mind Movie” (9:14) A3. “Pajamamafia” (6:07) B1. “Black Mist” (3:40) B2. “Painforest” (5:40) B3. “Paella” (6:23) CD bonus tracks: 7. “Sea Son” (5:25) 8. “Alfresco Part I” (5:39) 9. “Alfresco Part II” […]

Kansas – Song for America (1975)

Song for America is the second album by American symphonic-hard rockers Kansas, released in February 1975 on CBS-subsidiary Kirshner. Tracklist: A1. “Down the Road” (3:43) A2. “Song for America” (9:59) A3. “Lamplight Symphony” (8:11) B1. “Lonely Street” (5:41) B2. “The Devil Game” (5:01) B3. “Incomudro / Hymn to the Atman” (12:11) Credits: Steve Walsh – […]

Procol Harum – Exotic Birds and Fruit (1974)

Exotic Birds and Fruit is the seventh studio album by English symphonic-rock/R&B band Procol Harum, released in 1974 on Chrysalis. Tracklist: A1. “Nothing but the Truth” (3:11) A2. “Beyond the Pale” (3:02) A3. “As Strong as Samson” (5:04) A4. “The Idol” (6:38) B1. “The Thin End of the Wedge” (3:42) B2. “Monsieur R. Monde” (3:39) B3. […]

Phil Ranelin – The Time Is Now! (1974)

The Time Is Now! is the first solo headlining album by American avant-garde jazz trombonist Phil Ranelin, released in 1974 on Tribe. Tracklist: A1. “The Time Is Now for Change” (14:31) A2. “Time Is Running Out” (4:33) B1. “Of Times Gone By” (8:43) B2. “Black Destiny” (4:06) B3. “13th and Senate” (6:06) B4. “He the […]

Osibisa – Osibirock (1974)

Osibirock is the sixth album by London-based Ghanaian tribal-funk ensemble Osibisa, released in 1974 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Who’s Got the Paper” (2:27) A2. “Why” (5:35) A3. “Osibirock” (3:02) A4. “Kelele” (5:20) A5. “Atinga Bells” (0:35) B1. “African Jive” (4:00) B2. “We Belong” (4:21) B3. “Komfo (High Priest)” (4:47) B4. “Kangaroo” (2:50) B5. “Home Affairs” […]

Nancy Wilson – All in Love Is Fair (1974)

All in Love Is Fair is an album by American smooth-soul vocalist Nancy Wilson, produced by Gene Page and released in 1974 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “You’re as Right as Rain” (3:08) A2. “Try It, You’ll Like It” (4:46) A3. “There’ll Always Be Forever” (3:00) A4. “All in Love Is Fair” (4:03) A5. “Streetrunner” (3:23) […]

The Moments – Those Sexy Moments (1974)

Those Sexy Moments is an album by American smooth-soul vocal combo The Moments, released in 1974 on Sylvia Robinson‘s All Platinum label. Tracklist: A1a. “Yogi’s Theme” (2:00) A1b. “Sweet Sweet Lady” (4:47) A2. “You’ve Come a Long Way” (3:49) A3. “Give Me Some More” (4:55) A4. “Seven Days” (5:07) A5. “Baby I Don’t Like You” […]

Marcos Valle – Marcos Valle (1974)

Marcos Valle is the eleventh proper album by Brazilian musician/songwriter Marcos Valle, released in 1974 on Odeon. The album is not to be confused with his seventh album, also self-titled, from 1970. Tracklist: A1. “No rumo do sol” (2:34) A2. “Meu herói” (2:38) A3. “Só se morre uma vez” (2:34) A4. “Casamento, filhos e convenções” […]

MacKenzie Theory – Bon Voyage (1974)

Bon Voyage is the second album by Australian jazz-rock quintet MacKenzie Theory, recorded live at Melbourne’s Dallas Brooks Hall and released in 1974 on Mushroom. Tracklist: A1. “Clouds” (15:43 — :10–6:37–10:55–15:31) A2. “The A Thing” (5:24) B1. “The C Thing” (8:03) B2. “Supreme Love” (7:36) Credits: Rob Mackenzie — guitar Cleis Pearce — electric viola Paul […]

Lucifer’s Friend – Banquet (1974)

Banquet is the fourth album by German hard-rock band Lucifer’s Friend, released in 1974 on Vertigo/Passport. Tracklist: A1. “Spanish Galleon” (11:50) A2. “Thus Spoke Oberon” (6:44) B1. “High Flying Lady-Goodbye” (3:40) B2. “Sorrow” (11:36) B3. “Dirty Old Town” (4:46) Credits: John Lawton — lead vocals Peter Hesslein — electric guitar, acoustic guitar, 12 string guitar, […]

Litto Nebbia – Melopea (1974)

Melopea is the sixth album by Argentinian musician/composer Litto Nebbia, released in 1974 on RCA Victor. Tracklist: A1. “La ventana sin cancel” (1:58) A2. “Apelación de otoño” (3:56) A3. “¿Qué clase de amor tendrás?” (3:12) A4. “La lección del viajero” (3:41) A5. “Capitanes de esta guerra” (5:42) A6. “Gloria y guitarra” (3:06) B1. “Los lunes de […]

Le Orme – Contrappunti (1974)

Contrappunti is the fifth album by Italian symphonic-rock band Le Orme, released in 1974 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “Contrappunti” (5:56) A2. “Frutto acerbo” (3:34) A3. “Aliante” (3:20) A4. “India” (3:12) B1. “La fabbricante d’angeli” (4:47) B2. “Notturno” (3:51) B3. “Maggio” (8:50) Credits: Aldo Tagliapietra — vocals, guitar, bass, composer Tony Pagliuca — keyboards, composer Michi Dei […]

The Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Malik (1974)

Malik is the second album by the Lafayette Afro Rock Band, released in 1974 on America Records. Tracklist: A1. “Dguni” (5:32) A2. “Raff” (3:11) A3. “Conga” (4:48) A4. “Avi-Vo” (3:36) B1. “Malik” (4:53) B2. “Darkest Light” (6:15) B3. “Baba Hya” (5:19) CD reissue bonus tracks: “I Love Music” (7:09) “What You Need” (6:32)   Credits: Bass […]

Jon Lucien – Mind’s Eye (1974)

Mind’s Eye is the third album by Caribbean soul singer Jon Lucien, released in 1974 on RCA. Tracklist: A1. “A Sunny Day” (2:37) A2. “A Prayer for Peace” (3:53) A3. “Adoration” (4:47) A4. “So Little Time” (2:59) A5. “Listen Love” (6:35) B1. “The Pleasure of Your Garden” (2:15) B2. “World of Joy” (4:58) B3. “The […]

Johnny Bristol – Hang On in There Baby (1974)

Hang On in There Baby is the second album by American soul vocalist/songwriter Johnny Bristol, released in 1974 on MGM. Tracklist: A1. “Woman, Woman” (5:08) A2. “Hang On in There Baby” (3:54) A3. “Reachin’ Out for Your Love” (4:00) A4. “You and I” (3:41) A5. “Take Care of You for Me” (3:08) B1. “I Got […]

Janne Schaffer – Janne Schaffer’s Andra LP (1974)

Janne Schaffer’s Andra LP is the second solo album by Swedish jazz-rock guitarist Janne Schaffer, released in 1974 on Ljudspår. Tracklist: A1. “Dr Abraham” (5:05) A2. “Ugglor i mossen” (2:40) A3. “Scales” (5:00) A4. “Kulan växer” (4:12) A5. “Luftlandsättning Avd. 60” (1:10) B1. “Underhuggaren” (5:40) B2. “Den gåtfulla jungfrun” (4:10) B3. “Ryska posten” (5:25) B4. […]

James Brown – Hell (1974)

Hell is a double album by soul/funk vocalist/musician James Brown, released in 1974 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Coldblooded” (4:45) A2. “Hell” (5:03) A3. “My Thang” (4:20) A4. “Sayin’ It and Doin’ It” (3:05) A5. “Please, Please, Please” (4:07) B1. “When the Saints Go Marching In” (2:43) B2. “These Foolish Things Remind Me of You” (3:14) […]

Ivan Lins – Modo Livre (1974)

Modo Livre is the fourth album by Brazilian singer/songwriter Ivan Lins, released in 1974 on RCA Victor. Tracklist: A1. “Rei do carnaval” (2:31) A2. “Deixa eu dizer” (3:13) A3. “Avarandado” (3:13) A4. “Tens (Calmaria)” (2:51) A5. “Não tem perdão” (4:54) B1. “Abre alas” (3:11) B2. “Chega” (3:09) B3. “Espero” (2:24) B4. “Essa maré” (2:15) B5. […]

Invisible – Invisible (1974)

Invisible is the first of three albums by the namesake Argentinian poetic rock trio, released in 1974 on Microfón-subsidiary Talent. Tracklist: A1. “Jugo de lúcuma” (4:30) A2. “El diluvio y la pasajera” (8:47) A3. “Suspensión” (5:40) B1. “Tema de Elmo Lesto” (2:24) B2. “Azafata del tren fantasma” (8:18) B3. “Irregular” (7:42) CD bonus tracks (from […]

Idris Muhammad – Power of Soul (1974)

Power of Soul is the third album by American jazz-funk drummer Idris Muhammad, released in 1974 on Kudu. Tracklist: A1. “Power of Soul” (7:04) A2. “Piece of Mind” (9:20) B1. “The Saddest Thing” (7:06) B2. “Loran’s Dance” (10:39) Credits: Idris Muhammad — drums Grover Washington, Jr. — soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, writer Bob James — […]

The Boomtown Rats – The Fine Art of Surfacing (1979)

The Fine Art of Surfacing is the third album by Irish New Wave band the Boomtown Rats, released in 1979 on Ensign/Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Someone’s Looking at You” (4:23) A2. “Diamond Smiles” (3:49) A3. “Wind Chill Factor (Minus Zero)” (4:36) A4. “Having My Picture Taken” (3:19) A5. “Sleep (Finger’s Lullaby)” (5:04) B1. “I Don’t Like […]

Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy (1973)

Countdown to Ecstasy is the second album by American jazz-pop band Steely Dan, released in 1973 on ABC. Tracklist: A1. “Bodhisattva” (5:16) A2. “Razor Boy” (4:10) A3. “The Boston Rag” (5:48) A4. “Your Gold Teeth” (7:30) B1. “Show Biz Kids” (5:26) B2. “My Old School” (5:46) B3. “Pearl of the Quarter” (3:51) B4. “King of […]

Steely Dan – The Royal Scam (1976)

The Royal Scam is the fifth album by American jazz-pop band Steely Dan, released in 1976 on ABC. Tracklist: A1. “Kid Charlemagne” (4:38) A2. “The Caves of Altamira” (3:33) A3. “Don’t Take Me Alive” (4:19) A4. “Sign In Stranger” (4:22) A5. “The Fez” (3:59) B1. “Green Earrings” (4:05) B2. “Haitian Divorce” (5:50) B3. “Everything You […]

Squeeze – Squeeze (1978)

Squeeze is the debut album by English New Wave band Squeeze, released in 1978 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “Sex Master” (2:21) A2. “Bang Bang” (2:04) A3. “Strong in Reason” (4:14) A4. “Wild Sewerage Tickles Brazil” (3:49) A5. “Out of Control” (4:44) A6. “Take Me, I’m Yours” (3:46) B1. “The Call” (5:17) B2. “Model” (2:59) B3. “Remember […]

Squeeze – East Side Story (1981)

East Side Story is the fourth album by English New Wave/pop-rock band Squeeze, released in 1981 on A&M. Tracklist: A1. “In Quintessence” (2:54) A2. “Someone Else’s Heart” (3:00) A3. “Tempted” (4:00) A4. “Piccadilly” (3:27) A5. “There’s No Tomorrow” (3:29) A6. “Heaven” (3:49) A7. “Woman’s World” (3:43) B1. “Is That Love” (2:31) B2. “F-Hole” (4:41) B3. […]

Bee Gees – Children of the World (1976)

Children of the World is the thirteenth chronological studio album by the Bee Gees, released in 1976 on RSO. Tracklist: A1. “You Should Be Dancing” (4:17) A2. “You Stepped Into My Life” (3:25) A3. “Love So Right” (3:37) A4. “Lovers” (3:35) A5. “Can’t Keep a Good Man Down” (4:43) B1. “Boogie Child” (4:11) B2. “Love […]

Automatic Man – Automatic Man (1976)

Automatic Man is the first of two albums by the namesake American space-funk supergroup, released in 1976 on Island. Tracklist: A1. “Atlantis Rising Fanfare” (1:37) A2. “Comin’ Through” (3:35) A3. “My Pearl” (3:41) A4. “One and One” (6:01) A5. “Newspapers” (3:59) A6. “Geni-Geni” (5:33) B1. “Right Back Down” (5:56) B2. “There’s a Way” (5:15) B3. […]

Al Di Meola – Land of the Midnight Sun (1976)

Land of the Midnight Sun is the debut solo album by American jazz-rock guitarist Al Di Meola, released in 1976 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “The Wizard” (6:46) A2. “Land of the Midnight Sun” (9:14) A3. “Sarabande From Violin Sonata in B Minor” (1:20) A4. “Love Theme From Pictures of the Sea” (2:24) B1. “Suite […]

Stanley Clarke – School Days (1976)

School Days is the fourth solo album by American jazz-rock bassist Stanley Clarke, released in 1976 on Epic/Nemperor. Tracklist: A1. “School Days” (7:50) A2. “Quiet Afternoon” (5:05) A3. “The Dancer” (5:23) B1. “Desert Song” (6:53) B2. “Hot Fun” (2:50) B3. “Life Is Just a Game” (9:00) Credits: Stanley Clarke – electric bass guitar (A1,A3,B2,B3), vocals […]

The Isley Brothers – Harvest for the World (1976)

Harvest for the World is an album by American soul-funk sextet the Isley Brothers, released in 1976 on T-Neck. Tracklist: A1. “Harvest for the World (Prelude)” (2:11) A2. “Harvest for the World” (3:51) A3. “People of Today” (4:42) A4. “Who Loves You Better” (5:31) B1. “(At Your Best) You Are Love” (5:23) B2. “Let Me […]

Joni Mitchell – Hejira (1976)

Hejira is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in November 1976 on Asylum. The title is an Islamic word for “exodus,” a departure from one place or situation for another. Across the album’s nine songs, Joni recounts her experiences on three recent journeys, starting with Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue, a ramshackle […]

Mandrill – Mandrill Is (1972)

Mandrill Is is the second album by American Latin-funk/soul septet Mandrill, released in 1972 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Ape Is High” (5:35) A2. “Cohello” (1:50) A3. “Git It All” (4:30) A4. “Children of the Sun” (5:00) A5. “I Refuse To Smile” (4:05) B1. “Universal Rhythms” (3:24) B2. “Lord of the Golden Baboon” (3:33) B3. “Central Park” […]