The 3 Pieces

The 3 Pieces were an American jazz-funk/soul trio that released the album Vibes of Truth on Fantasy in 1975. Members: Andre Richardson (congas, percussion), Lincoln Ross (keyboards, trombone), Jerry Wilder (bass, lead vocals) The 3 Pieces coalesced in Washington D.C. around the talents of trombonist/keyboardist Lincoln Ross, bassist Jerry Wilder, and percussionist Andre Richardson. Ross […]

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 […]

Cheryl Lynn ‎– In Love (1979)

In Love is the second album by American soul/funk vocalist Cheryl Lynn, released in 1979 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “I’ve Got Faith in You” (4:39) A2. “Hide It Away” (4:33) A3. “Feel It” (5:04) A4. “In Love” (5:56) B1. “Keep It Hot” (5:24) B2. “I’ve Got Just What You Need” (3:52) B3. “Love Bomb” (4:08) […]

Donald Byrd ‎– Black Byrd (1973)

Black Byrd is a jazz-funk album by American trumpeter Donald Byrd, released in 1973 on Blue Note. Tracklist: A1. “Flight Time” (8:30) A2. “Black Byrd” (8:00) A3. “Love’s So Far Away” (6:00) B1. “Mr. Thomas” (5:15) B2. “Sky High” (5:59) B3. “Slop Jar Blues” (6:00) B4. “Where Are We Going?” (4:40) Credits: Donald Byrd — […]

Stevie Wonder ‎– Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

Songs in the Key of Life is an album by American soul-funk musician/vocalist Stevie Wonder, released in 1976 on Tamla/Motown. Tracklist: A1. “Love’s in Need of Love Today” (7:05) A2. “Have a Talk With God” (2:42) A3. “Village Ghetto Land” (3:25) A4. “Contusion” (3:45) A5. “Sir Duke” (3:52) B1. “I Wish” (4:12) B2. “Knocks Me […]

Diana Ross – Baby It’s Me (1977)

Baby It’s Me is the seventh solo album by American soul/pop vocalist Diana Ross, produced by Richard Perry and released in 1977 on Motown. Tracklist: A1. “Gettin’ Ready for Love” (2:45) A2. “You Got It” (3:55) A3. “Baby It’s Me” (3:09) A4. “Too Shy to Say” (3:15) A5. “Your Love Is So Good for Me” […]

Googie and Tom Coppola ‎– Shine the Light of Love (1980)

Shine the Light of Love is an album by husband/wife jazz-pop act Googie and Tom Coppola, released in 1980 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Shine the Light of Love” (5:18) A2. “Broken Wings” (5:09) A3. “Nothing in This World” (5:22) A4. “Everything Is Coming to the Light” (3:38) B1. “Missing Love” (5:16) B2. “Joyous Flame” (5:11) […]

Bobbye Hall

Bobbye Hall is an American jazz-funk percussionist from Detroit who released the album Body Language for Lovers on 20th Century in 1977. As a sessionist, she played on ’70s-era albums by Grant Green, Willie Hutch, Tavares, Bill Withers, Chi Coltrane, and numerous other recording artists. Discography: Body Language for Lovers (1977)