King Errisson

King Errisson (born Oct. 29, 1941) is a percussionist from Nassau, Bahamas, who has appeared on hundreds of albums over a half-century career. During the late 1960s, he assisted soul-jazz and exotica recordings by Freddie Roach, Les Baxter, and Freddy Robinson, plus soul-pop foursome The Friends of Distinction. In 1970, Errisson released his Canyon Records […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eric Tagg – Smilin’ Memories (1975)

Smilin’ Memories is the debut solo album by American blue-eyed soul singer Eric Tagg, released in 1975 on EMI. Tracklist: A1. “Tell-Tale Eyes” (2:56) A2. “Love to Love You” (3:02) A3. “Castle of Loneliness” (4:28) A4. “Steamboat” (4:08) A5. “Sandman (Bring Me a Dream)” (4:12) B1. “The Only Thing You Said” (4:09) B2. “A Fantasy” […]


Afrique were a studio-funk band assembled in Los Angeles by mostly American musicians for the album Soul Makossa on Mainstream Records in 1973. The project was intended to capitalize on the ubiquity of the album’s title-track, made popular months earlier by Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango. Members: David T. Walker (guitar), Arthur Wright (guitar), Charles Kynard […]

Carole Bayer Sager ‎– Sometimes Late at Night (1981)

Sometimes Late at Night is the third album by American industry songwriter/balladeer Carole Bayer Sager, co-produced by her then-fiancé Burt Bacharach and released in 1981 on Boardwalk. The couple co-wrote most of the songs with additional input on select cuts by Bruce Roberts, Neil Diamond, and Peter Allen. Tracklist: Prologue (0:30) A1. “I Won’t Break” […]

Johnny Hammond ‎– Gambler’s Life (1974)

Gambler’s Life is a jazz-funk album by American keyboardist Johnny Hammond, released in 1974 on Salvation. Tracklist: A1. “Gambler’s Life” (5:45) A2. “Rhodesian Thoroughfare” (6:06) A3. “This Year’s Dream” (6:19) A4. “Star Borne” (7:51) B1. “Back to the Projects” (5:36) B2. “Yesterday Was Cool” (6:50) B3. “Virgo Lady” (6:41) B4. “Call on Me” (4:30) CD […]

Four Tops ‎– Keeper of the Castle (1972)

Keeper of the Castle is an album by American soul act the Four Tops, released in 1972 on Dunhill. Tracklist: A1. “Keeper of the Castle” (3:00) A2. “Ain’t No Woman (Like the One I’ve Got)” (3:04) A3. “Put a Little Love Away” (3:03) A4. “Turn on the Light of Your Love” (3:36) A5. “When Tonight […]