January 13, 1974 ~ Gram’s critically acclaimed album is released 4 months after his death.
It’s #425 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
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.
The Temptations. Sold Rock. Released January 11, 1971.
“Don’t turn your back on the problem, people …”
Source: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …
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”Marvin Gaye, Falling In Love Again
Then someone real, someone who feel comes in …
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.
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.
(December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006)
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.
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.