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 […]

Airplay ‎– Airplay (1980)

Airplay is the sole album by the namesake project of producers/composers Jay Graydon and David Foster, recorded with assorted LA studio musicians. Released in 1980 on RCA, the album consists of 10 collaborative originals, two of which had recently been cut by associated acts Earth, Wind & Fire (“After the Love Is Gone”) and the […]

Freddie Hubbard – Liquid Love (1975)

Liquid Love is a jazz-funk album by American trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, released in 1975 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Midnight at the Oasis” (5:29) A2. “Put It in the Pocket” (4:17) A3. “Lost Dream” (12:27) B1. “Liquid Love” (5:44) B2. “Yesterday’s Thoughts” (3:39) B3. “Kuntu” (13:20) Credits: Freddie Hubbard — trumpet, vocals, arrangements, flugel horn, producer […]

Harvey Mason – Earth Mover (1976)

Earth Mover is the second album by American jazz-funk percussionist/composer Harvey Mason, released in 1976 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “K.Y. and the Curb” (4:56) A2. “Sho Nuff Groove” (3:56) A3. “The Mase” (4:10) A4. “Sweet Mercy” (5:49) B1. “Earthmover Prelude” (0:57) B2. “Bertha Baptist” (5:43) B3. “First Summer” (6:10) B4. “No Lands Man” (4:22) B5. […]

Valerie Carter ‎– Wild Child (1978)

Wild Child is the second of two albums by American West Coast vocalist Valerie Carter, released in 1978 on Columbia. Tracklist: A1. “Crazy” (4:29) A2. “Da Doo Rendezvous” (4:36) A3. “What’s Become of Us” (3:34) A4. “Taking the Long Way Home” (3:31) A5. “Lady in the Dark” (4:40) B1. “The Story of Love” (4:08) B2. […]

Jean-Luc Ponty ‎– Upon the Wings of Music (1975)

Upon the Wings of Music is an album by French jazz-rock violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, released in 1975 on Atlantic Records. The album marked the beginning of his decade-long run on the label, which promote his work to a global audience. Tracklist: A1. “Upon the Wings of Music” (5:24) A2. “Question With No Answer” (3:25) A3. […]

Creative Source ‎– Pass the Feelin’ On (1975)

Pass the Feelin’ On is an album by American soul/funk act Creative Source, released in 1975 on Polydor. Tracklist: A1. “Pass the Feeling On” (5:01) A2. “Thanks for Loving Me” (4:45) A3. “Sincerely” (3:01) A4. “I Want Ya (Loving Me)” (3:52) B1. “Funky Luvah” (4:35) B2. “Rainbow on the Ground” (3:57) B3. “Don’t Be Afraid […]

Johnny Bristol ‎– Feeling the Magic (1975)

Feeling the Magic is the second album by American soul singer Johnny Bristol, released in 1975 on MGM. Tracklist: A1. “Leave My World” (3:25) A2. “Morganton, North Carolina” (3:17) A3. “Go On and Dream” (3:52) A4. “Love Take Tears” (3:19) A5. “Feeling the Magic” (2:50) B1. “Lusty Lady” (3:04) B2. “I’m Just a Loser” (3:48) […]

Lenny Williams – Choosing You (1977)

Choosing You is an album by American soul singer Lenny Williams, released in 1977 on ABC. Tracklist: A1. “Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh!” (3:21) A2. “Look Up With Your Mind” (4:40) A3. “Choosing You” (6:13) A4. “Riding the High Wire” (4:30) B1. “Please Don’t Tempt Me” (7:52) B2. “I’ve Been Away From Love too Long” […]

First Cosins Jazz Ensemble – For the Cos of Jazz (1977)

For the Cos of Jazz is an album by American jazz-funk collective the First Cosins Jazz Ensemble, released in 1977 on Capitol. Tracklist: A1. “Please the Pleaser” (5:00) A2. “Psalm” (2:25) A3. “Gently But Nasty” (3:44) A4. “Flat Meat” (4:23) A5. “Beans and Sauce” (3:28) B1. “A Plush Moment” (4:09) B2. “Funky Johnson” (2:55) B3. […]

Raydio

Raydio were an American soul-funk band from Detroit that released four albums on Arista between 1978 and 1981. The last two albums affix the nameplate with guitarist/vocalist Ray Parker Jr., who would subsequently record as an L.A.-based studio musician and solo artist. Members: Ray Parker Jr., Vincent Bohnam, Jerry Knight, Arnell Carmichael, Darren Carmichael, Charles […]

Michael Henderson – Goin’ Places (1977)

Goin’ Places is the second solo album by American bassist/vocalist Michael Henderson, released in 1977 on Buddah. Tracklist: A1. “Whip It” (4:01) A2. “Goin’ Places” (4:08) A3. “Let Me Love You” (5:00) A4. “I Can’t Help It” (4:16) B1. “I’ll Be Understanding” (3:03) B2. “At the Concert” (7:16) B3. “Won’t You Be Mine” (7:00) Credits: […]

Boz Scaggs ‎– Middle Man (1980)

Middle Man is the ninth solo studio album by American R&B/rock vocalist/songwriter Boz Scaggs, released in 1980 on Columbia/CBS. The album was produced by Bill Schnee with a lion’s share of keyboard credits and co-writes claimed by industry hand David Foster, whose concurrent Airplay project showed a similar soulful sheen. Tracklist: A1. “Jojo” (5:51) A2. “Breakdown […]