Category: Albums of the 70s

Funkadelic "Maggot Brain"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is Funkadelic, Maggot Brain. A little ‘70s hard funk! This was a ground breaking album that combined parts of funk, jazz, soul, rock and roll, you name it. Funkadelic was led by vocalist George Clinton and keyboard man Bernie Worrell. ( Who later had a stint in Talking Heads.) It was produced by George Clinton and reached #108 on the Billboard charts. It was named #486 on Billboards top 500 of all time best albums. Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of Parliament-Funkadelic in 1997 Personnel Lead Guitar: Eddie Hazel Rhythm Guitar: Tawl Ross Keyboards: Bernie Worrell Bass: Billy Bass Nelson Drums: Tiki Fulwood Vocals: Parliament (George Clinton, Fuzzy Haskins, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas, Ray Davis),...

Uriah Heep "The Magician’s Birthday"

Posted 24 May 2010 in 70s, Albums of 1972, Albums of the 70s, Rock + Roll

In honor of their just announced show July 1st at the Beverly Art Center, Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Uriah Heep’s, “The Magician’s Birthday.” I was going to go with “Demons and Wizards,” but that was too obvious. So I’m pulling out “The Magician’s Birthday.’ TMB contains three of my favorite songs by them. ‘Sunrise, The Magician’s Birthday’ and ‘Sweet Lorraine.’ As mentioned Uriah Heep still tours. I’m not sure how good they’ll be since David Byron, Ken Hensley are long gone. But the current band, which does feature Mick Box has been together for almost 20 years. So we’ll see. I guess the only change lately is that Russell Gilbrook has replaced Lee Kerslake behind the...

Bob Dylan "Blood On The Tracks"

Posted 21 May 2010 in 70s, Albums of 1975, Albums of the 70s

Today’s Cool Album of the Day  is Bob Dylan’s 1975 release, “Blood On The Tracks.” After going obscure, I felt it was time for a biggie.  Well, “Blood On The Tracks”  surely fits that bill.  This is the album that included one of his best ‘early, middle period’ songs, ‘Tangled Up In Blue.’ Other highlights include ‘Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts, Simple Twist of Fate and Shelter From the Storm.’ One of those songs can make up a decent album these days. There’s four on one disc.  The rest of the album was pretty darn good too. Bob Dylan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the inaugural class of 1988. Personnel Bob...

Kraftwerk "Autobahn"

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is Kraftwerk, “Autobahn.” Another one of those classic albums that side one was the title track and nothing else. Hailing from Germany, Kraftwerk “Autobahn” was mainly a synthesizer album. It did include a bit of flute, guitar and violin but not that much. It was released in 1974. The title track was 22 minutes in length. A chopped up three minute version was released as a single and actually made it to #25 on the Billboard charts in the States. Did you ever have this album? Personnel Ralf Hütter – vocals, electronics. Florian Schneider – vocals, electronics. Klaus Röder – violin, guitar. Wolfgang Flür – percussion. Track listing Side one “Autobahn” (“Motorway”) (Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult) – 22:42 Side two...

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