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” […]

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 […]