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 […]

The Crusaders

The Crusaders were an American jazz-funk band from Los Angeles that was known throughout its first decade as The Jazz Crusaders, which issued a string of post-bop albums on Pacific Jazz during the 1960s. In 1971, they shortened their name to The Crusaders and issued a string of jazz-funk/R&B albums on Blue Thumb. They scored […]

L.A. Express

L.A. Express was an American jazz-funk band that released four albums between 1974 and 1976, the first two with featured saxophonist Tom Scott. Their first album features keyboardist Joe Sample and guitarist Larry Carlton, who cleared out respectively for Larry Nash and Robben Ford. Members: David Luell, Joe Sample, John Guerin, Larry Carlton, Larry Nash, […]

Minnie Riperton – Adventures in Paradise (1975)

Adventures in Paradise is the third album by American soul singer Minnie Riperton, released in 1975 on Epic. Tracklist: A1. “Baby, This Love I Have” (4:06) A2. “Feelin’ That Your Feelin’s Right” (4:30) A3. “When It Comes Down to It” (3:24) A4. “Minnie’s Lament” (4:14) A5. “Love and its Glory” (5:13) B1. “Adventures in Paradise” […]

Ambrosia ‎– Life Beyond L.A. (1978)

Life Beyond L.A. is the third album by American art-rockers Ambrosia, released in 1978 on Warner Bros. Tracklist: A1. “Life Beyond L.A.” (4:47) A2. “Art Beware” (2:15) A3. “Apothecary” (4:53) A4. “If Heaven Could Find Me” (4:29) A5. “How Much I Feel” (4:44) B1. “Dancin’ by Myself” (4:42) B2. “Angola” (3:52) B3. “Heart to Heart” […]

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 — […]

Joni Mitchell – The Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)

The Hissing of Summer Lawns is the seventh studio album by Canadian singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1975 on Asylum. The album continues the jazz-folk fusion of her prior album (Court and Spark) and retains L.A. Express as her backing band along with eight additional guests. Joni’s Summer Lawns lyrics cover topics like Fifties nostalgia […]

Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark (1974)

Court and Spark is the sixth album by Canadian singer–songwriter Joni Mitchell, released in 1974 on Asylum. It features ten originals, including the singles “Free Man In Paris,” “Raised on Robbery,” and the Top 10 hit “Help Me,” an evergreen of soft-rock playlists. This was her first album with groups of backing musicians on every […]

Nancy Wilson – I Know I Love Him (1973)

I Know I Love Him is an album by American soul/jazz-pop vocalist Nancy Wilson, released in 1973 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “We Can Make It Baby” (2:57) A2. “Morning in Your Eyes” (3:59) A3. “Don’t Misunderstood” (3:07) A4. “Are We Losin’ Touch” (2:51) A5. “I Was Telling Him About You” (3:24) B1. “Easy Evil” (2:48) […]