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Tag: 1973

Vince Guaraldi Thanksgiving

Song Of The Day: Vince Guaraldi, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Please enjoy the iconic and delightful music of Vince Guaraldi as you prepare for and enjoy a time for reflection.

Reggae Strings

Reggae Strings: Reggae Strings And Reggae Strings Volume 2 (Doctor Bird)

Reggae label Trojan Records conceived a unique idea: release an album containing the divisive orchestral backing tracks and release them as an Easy Listening records. Thus was born Reggae Strings, a delightful record that stands on its own merits. This new collection offers a second disc that features the original songs, and turning the curiosity into an essential best-of for the first era of the beloved label.

Song Of The Day: Bill Withers, “Grandma’s Hands”

An amazing and beautiful song made even more beautiful in this live version.

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.