Look Out For #1 

Thunder Thumbs and Lightnin’ Licks release their debut album on March 21, 1976. If you’re a fan of 70’s R&B/Soul/Funk , it’s a must for your collection.

Source: Look Out For #1 – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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Wanted! The Outlaws 

Released on January 12, 1976 …

Wanted! The Outlaws is a compilation album by Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, and Tompall Glaser consists entirely of previously released material. It’s also the first “country” album I ever bought. Apparently, I wasn’t alone — it earned its place in music history by becoming the first country album to be platinum-certified, reaching sales of one million.

Here, My Dear …

In this life of happiness and sadness
When you’ve lost out on love and it all ends up in madness

And you say, “Love, please go away don’t torture me night and day”
Then someone real, someone who feel comes in …

Marvin Gaye, Falling In Love Again

It’s Marvin’s 15th album … released on December 15, 1978. It was ravaged by the critics but, after his death, it’s become hailed as one of his finest all-around works. I can’t disagree.

Love. John & Yoko 

December 15, 1969 ~ John and Yoko  launch the “War Is Over” campaign with billboards declaring peace around the world.In 1971, they turn the slogan into a song, “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” which along with a few others, is a holiday respite from the same old songs, over and over and over and over …

 

Mothership Connection 

Back in the day, The (Say it with me!) Exclusive Company would pump the tunes outside the store to the sidewalk. Back in December ‘75, I was headed to downtown Oshkosh for some Christmas shopping and while most other businesses were playing Christmas music, The Exclusive Company was playing  this recently released album. I walked in and yelled to Walter “What … is this,” He yelled right back at me, “P-Funk!” and held up the album.

I purchased was one for myself — my Christmas gift to myself.

Parliament ~ Mothership Connection ~ December 15, 1975

The Library of Congress added the album to the National Recording Registry in 2011.

And, it’s #276 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

“Fire on The Mountain” turns 45 … 

There are times — usually when you’re growing up — when something so totally out of your musical roundhouse — something so different from that which you’re into at the time catches your ear, pushes you in a new direction and broadens your musical tastes. This album did that for me. Everything changed the first time I heard “Long Haired Country Boy.”

November 28, 1974: Fire On The Mountain is released.

 

Christmas and The Beads of Sweat

Laura Nyro releases her fourth on November 25, 1970. It’s the last of her trilogy of albums that includes “Eli and The Thirteenth Confession” and “New York Tendaberry.” The Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section accompanies with David Hood doing the bass work on the entire album and Duane Allman is featured on “Beads of Sweat.” If you’re a folkie, this album is for you.