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. […]

Herbie Hancock – Man-Child (1975)

Man-Child is the fourteenth proper studio album by jazz-funk keyboardist Herbie Hancock, released in August 1975 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Hang Up Your Hang Ups” (7:28) A2. “Sun Touch” (5:10) A3. “The Traitor” (9:37) B1. “Bubbles” (9:01) B2. “Steppin’ in It” (8:41) B3. “Heartbeat” (5:16) Credits: Herbie Hancock — piano, fender rhodes electric piano, […]

Scritti Politti ‎– Cupid & Psyche 85 (1985)

Cupid & Psyche 85 is the second full-length album by Scritti Politti, released in 1985 on Virgin/Warner Bros. Tracklist: 1. “The Word Girl (Flesh and Blood)” (4:24) 2. “Small Talk” (3:39) 3. “Absolute” (4:25) 4. “A Little Knowledge” (5:01) 5. “Don’t Work That Hard” (3:59) 6. “Perfect Way” (4:43) 7. “Lover to Fall” (4:12) 8. […]

Laura Branigan ‎– Self Control (1984)

Self Control is the third album by American pop/rock vocalist Laura Branigan, released in 1984 on Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “The Lucky One” (4:10) A2. “Self Control” (4:08) A3. “Ti Amo” (4:18) A4. “Heart” (4:08) A5. “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” (3:26) B1. “Satisfaction” (3:56) B2. “Silent Partners” (4:10) B3. “Breaking Out” (3:50) B4. “Take […]

Philip Bailey ‎– Continuation (1983)

Continuation is the debut solo album by American soul/funk vocalist Philip Bailey, released in 1983 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “I Know” (4:04) A2. “Trapped” (5:29) A3. “It’s Our Time” (3:51) A4. “Desire” (5:29) B1. “I’m Waiting for Your Love” (4:16) B2. “Vaya (Go With Love)” (4:20) B3. “The Good Guy’s Supposed to Get The Girls” (4:16) […]

Patrice Rushen ‎– Straight from the Heart (1982)

Straight from the Heart is the seventh solo album by American jazz-funk/soul musician/vocalist Patrice Rushen, released in 1982 on Elektra. Tracklist: A1. “Forget Me Nots” (4:42) A2. “I Was Tired of Being Alone” (3:49) A3. “All We Need” (5:50) A4. “Number One (Instrumental)” (4:55) B1. “Where There Is Love” (3:07) B2. “Breakout!” (4:04) B3. “If […]

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” […]

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) […]

Herbie Hancock ‎– Head Hunters (1973)

Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by American jazz-funk keyboardist Herbie Hancock, released in October 1973 on Columbia Records. Tracklist: A1. “Chameleon” (15:41) A2. “Watermelon Man” (6:29) B1. “Sly” (10:18) B2. “Vein Melter” (9:10) Credits: Herbie Hancock — producer, fender rhodes electric piano, Clavinet, ARP Odyssey, synthesizer, pipes, composer Bennie Maupin — soprano saxophone, […]


Azteca were an American Latin-rock band from San Francisco that released two albums on Columbia in 1972/73. Members: George DiQuattro (piano, clavinet), Coke Escovedo (timbales), Pete Escovedo (vocals), Bob Ferreira (tenor saxophone, flute, piccolo), Wendy Haas (vocals), Tom Harrell (trumpet), Paul Jackson (bass), Errol Knowles (vocals), Mel Martin (soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, […]

Eddie Henderson – Comin’ Through (1977)

Comin’ Through is a jazz-funk album by American trumpeter Eddie Henderson, released in 1977 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “Say You Will” (4:28) A2. “Open Eyes” (3:53) A3. “Morning Song” (5:38) A4. “Movin’ On” (5:54) B1. “Return to the Source” (4:32) B2. “The Funk Surgeon” (4:59) B3. “Beyond Forever” (4:38) B4. “Connie” (3:05) Credits: Bass – […]

The Headhunters ‎– Straight from the Gate (1977)

Straight from the Gate is an album by American jazz-funk five-piece the Headhunters, released in 1977 on Arista. The album is the band’s second of two ’70s-era longplayers recorded independently of Herbie Hancock, who originally formed the band for backup on his 1973 release Head Hunters. Tracklist: A1. “Straight From The Gate” (5:30) A2. “Mayonnaise” […]

The Headhunters

The Headhunters were an American jazz-funk supergroup assembled by keyboardist Herbie Hancock as a backing band for his series of albums on Columbia between 1973 and 1975. As an independent entity, the band released two albums on Arista between 1975 and 1977 Members: Herbie Hancock (keyboards, 1973-98), Bennie Maupin (saxophone, clarinet, flute), Paul Jackson (bass), […]

The Headhunters – Survival of the Fittest (1975)

Straight from the Gate is the first autonomous album by American jazz-funk five-piece the Headhunters, released in 1975 on Arista. The album was co-produced by Herbie Hancock, who assembled the band for backup on his 1973–75 releases Head Hunters, Thrust, and Man-Child. Tracklist: A1. “God Make Me Funky” (9:35 — 3:49–8:01) A2. “Mugic” (3:31) A3. […]

The Jacksons ‎– Triumph (1980)

Triumph is an album by American brotherly soul act The Jacksons, released in 1980 on Epic. The album is the brother’s fourth since leaving Motown and dropping “5” from the nameplate. Tracklist: A1. “Can You Feel It” (5:58) A2. “Lovely One” (4:51) A3. “Your Ways” (4:32) A4. “Everybody” (5:01) B1. “This Place Hotel” (5:44) B2. […]

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) […]