Tag: 1973

Thelma Houston, “Piano Man”

Beforeshe became a disco and R&B star in the late 1970s, Thelma Houston released a handful of underrated records for the short-lived Motown subsidiary MoWest. This is one of her fantastic but obscure singles from that era.

Roger James: Riding Free: Expanded Edition (RPM)

The sole album release by British musician Roger James is an absolutely delightful collection of the dreamy country–tinged soft rock that should have been the launch of a fruitful solo career. This compilation collects all of his material and provides a frustrating look into what happens when a talented artist doesn’t get the fair shake he deserved.

Song Of The Day: Neil Young, “Tired Eyes”

Taken from the Reprise release, Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live

Song Of The Day: Oister, “Come And See Me”

Taken from the HoZac Records release, Pre-Dwight Twilley Band 1973-74 Teac Tapes.

Mor Thiam: Dini Safarrar (Drums Of Fire) (Jazzman)

This obscure, highly sought after album of proto-Worldbeat sounds gets its first official reissue in 43 years, and is an album of highly infectious and danceable songs that blend Senegalese music with American jazz.

3AM Eternal: Paul McCartney & Wings “My Love” (1973)

Even during the midst of his creative nadir, Sir Paul could still produce a rare jewel of a song.

Twilight Music: Love Unlimited Orchestra, “Love’s Theme” (1973)

Barry White’s side project was formed to allow him to stretch his creative muscles, and in turn, produced this great little number.

Twilight Music: John Fahey Fare Forward Voyagers (Soldier’s Choice) (1973)

One of guitarist John Fahey’s finest offerings, presented in its entirety. Enjoy!

Jon Gibson: Visitations (Superior Viaduct)

Experimental composer Jon Gibson’s solo debut composition is a dark, dense, disturbing–and oddly compelling–ambient soundscape.

Boscoe: Boscoe (Numero Group)

Boscoe was an obscure Chicago-based collective of black radical musicians. Their sole album should be a relic from the era; instead, it’s a painful, unintentionally contemporary reminder of how little has change.