Robert Lamm ‎– Skinny Boy (1974)

Skinny Boy is the solo debut album from Chicago keyboardist/vocalist/composer Robert Lamm. Released in 1974, it would be his only solo effort for another 19 years. Tracklist: A1. Temporary Jones A2. Love Song A3. Crazy Way to Spend a Year A4. Until The Time Runs Out A5. Skinny Boy B1. One Step Forward Two Steps […]

Flora Purim ‎– Stories to Tell (1974)

Stories to Tell is a 1974 album by Brazilian vocalist Flora Purim. The release is her third as a solo performer and the second after a two-album stint with Chick Corea’s Return to Forever. Tracklist: A1. Stories to Tell A2. Search for Peace A3. Casa Forte A4. Insensatez A5. Mountain Train B1. To Say Goodbye […]

Boz Scaggs ‎– Slow Dancer (1974)

Slow Dancer is the sixth solo studio album by American vocalist/guitarist Boz Scaggs, released in 1974 on Columbia Records. The lavish sweep of “You Make It so Hard (To Say No)” and the watery glimmer of “Take It for Granted” exhibit a newfound elegance and chivalry from the crooner. Elsewhere, the cutting thrust of “Angel […]

Arti & Mestieri ‎– Tilt – Immagini Per Un Orecchio (1974)

Tilt – Immagini Per Un Orecchio is the 1974 debut album by Italian sextet Arti & Mestieri. From the synth-walled/violin-strewn metric shuffles of “Gravità 9,81” to the guitar/vibraphone filigree of the exceedingly brisk “Positivo/Negativo,” Furio Chirico bombards the proceedings with tome/snare spray of unparalleled speed. Across the epic proportions of “Articolazioni,” the frenzied approach alternates […]

Roxy Music ‎– Country Life (1974)

Country Life is the fourth album by Euro-styled English sextet Roxy Music. Released in 1974 at the height of the band’s popularity, the album refines the newfound classicism of its predecessor. With a mood that veers between opulent and ominous, the album is highlighted by the windy vortex of “Out of the Blue,” the searing […]

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia ‎– Todd Rundgren’s Utopia (1974)

Todd Rundgren’s Utopia is a 1974 album by Rundgren’s revolving-door studio ensemble, which had come together during sessions for his recent A Wizzard, a True Star and Todd LPs. Expanding on the musical directions of that latter release, the four tracks on this album weave contrapuntal interplay with intergalactic sonics. The 30-minute suite that occupies […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 Ensemble Al-Salaam – The Sojourner (1974)

The Sojourner is a spiritual jazz album by the Ensemble Al-Salaam, released in 1974 on Strata-East. Tracklist: A1. “Music Is Nothing but a Prayer” (7:58) A2. “Ecstacy” (3:08) A3. “The Sojourner” (5:15) A4. “Circles” (2:18) A5. “Traces of Trane” (3:26) B1. “Vibration Love Call” (4:49) B2. “Malika” (6:55) B3. “Optimystical” (3:28) B4. “Peace” (8:08) Credits: Agogô, […]

Gato Barbieri – Yesterdays (1974)

Yesterdays is an album by Argentine Latin-jazz saxist Gato Barbieri, released in 1974 on Flying Dutchman. Tracklist: A1. “Yesterdays” (10:45) A2. “A John Coltrane Blues” (8:17) B1. “Marnie” (7:07) B2. “Cariñoso” (10:51) Credits: Gato Barbieri — tenor saxophone Ron Carter — bass Paul Metzke — guitar Bernard Purdie — drums Ray Mantilla — timbales Babafemi — […]

Eddie Henderson – Inside Out (1974)

Inside Out is the second headlining album by American avant-garde/jazz-funk trumpeter Eddie Henderson, released in 1974 on Capricorn. Tracklist: A1. “Moussaka” (8:59) A2. “Omnipresence” (2:14) A3. “Discoveries” (5:08) A4. “Fusion” (3:33) B1. “Dreams” (7:21) B2. “Inside Out” (9:25) B3. “Exit #1” (2:54) Credits: Eddie Henderson — trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, writer Herbie Hancock — fender rhodes […]

Ekseption – Bingo (1974)

Bingo is the seventh album by Dutch classical/jazz-rock ensemble Ekseption, released in 1974 on Philips. Tracklist: A1. “From Ekseption” (9:05) A2. “Nightwalk” (3:45) A3. “Smokey Sunset” (5:11) A4. “De fietser” (1:51) B1. “Sabre Dance” (2:56) B2. “Brother Rabbit” (3:26) B3. “Sunny Revival” (3:50) B4. “The Death of Ase” (2:20) B5. “Bingo-Bingo” (6:40) Credits: Bass Guitar – […]

Donald Byrd – Street Lady (1974)

Street Lady is a jazz-funk album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd, released in 1974 on Blue Note. Tracklist: A1. “Lansana’s Priestess” (7:39) A2. “Miss Kane” (6:20) A3. “Sister Love” (6:11) B1. “Street Lady” (5:40) B2. “Witch Hunt” (9:42) B3. “Woman of the World” (6:51) Credits: Donald Byrd — trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals Roger Glenn — flute […]

Aquila – Aquila (1974)

Aquila is an album by the namesake Chilean jazz-rock band, released in 1974 on Alba. Tracklist: A1. “Alba” A2. “Samba Costanera” A3. “Jenny” A4. “Maiden Voyage” B1. “Providencia 12hrs” B2. “Paquito” B3. “El Viaje” B4. “Hum Allah“ Credits: Alto Saxophone – Sandro Salvati Arranged By, Music Director – Guillermo Rifo Bass – William Miño Drums – […]