But with one listen to Naked & Warm, Withers’ sixth studio album and second outing on Columbia Records, it’s clear he reshaped the earthier modes of his original sound with a sleeker identity at the midpoint of the 1970s.
Curtis Mayfield ~ June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999
We’ll all turn black
So who’s to know?
As a matter of fact,
Color, creed and breed must go.
There will be no light,
So there can be no sight.
And you’ll judge your fellow man;
Understand bout what is right.
~ Curtis Mayfield Underground
Bob Marley and The Wailers release their 9th on June 3, 1977. It’s #169 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
About the recent breakup of a romantic relationship, the singer is in deep longing to escape her emotional bonds as they grow too painful to her. The song is thought to be inspired by Mitchell’s relationship with fellow musician Graham Nash. ~ Jack Whatley, Far Out Magazine
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.
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 …”
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