Tag: 1976

Neil Young: Hitchhiker (Reprise)

Hitchhiker is purportedly an “unreleased Neil Young solo album.” It isn’t really a lost album, though; instead, it’s the document of a quick, one night recording session, where Young played his latest compositions for his friend, David Briggs. It’s a welcomed–albeit way too brief–addition to the Neil Young archives.

Sue Barker: Sue Barker (Playback Records)

Sue Barker was a young, promising Australian soul singer who released her self-titled debut in 1976, and then promptly disappeared. This reissue brings an extremely rare record back from the obscurity, even as it proves a point about how rarity does not equal quality.

Sue Barker: Sue Barker (Playback Records)

Sue Barker was a young, promising Australian soul singer who released her self-titled debut in 1976, and then promptly disappeared. This reissue brings an extremely rare record back from the obscurity, even as it proves a point about how rarity does not equal quality.

Bill Evans Trio: On A Monday Evening (Fantasy)

On A Monday Night is a recently discovered live performance from the Bill Evans Trio, taken from a late-career show. It’s a superb performance, even though there’s an odd tension in the air.

Bill Evans Trio: On A Monday Evening (Fantasy)

On A Monday Night is a recently discovered live performance from the Bill Evans Trio, taken from a late-career show. It’s a superb performance, even though there’s an odd tension in the air.

South And West: From A Notebook (Knopf)

Writer Joan Didion’s latest work is a collection of notes from two unpublished essays from the 1970s, and contains an insightful, interesting, and compelling look at the South during a time of transition.

South And West: From A Notebook (Knopf)

Writer Joan Didion’s latest work is a collection of notes from two unpublished essays from the 1970s, and contains an insightful, interesting, and compelling look at the South during a time of transition.

Song Of The Day: Melba Moore, “This Is It”

Taken from the SoulMusic Records release, Standing Right Here: The Anthology (The Buddha and Epic Years).

Song Of The Day: Cluster, “Zum Wohl”

Taken from the Bureau B release, Kollektion 6: Cluster .

Tammy Wynette: I Still Believe In Fairy Tales/’Til I Can Make It On My Own (Morello Records)

These two mid-1970s albums from Tammy Wynette find the First Lady of Country Music reflecting upon heartbreak and loss, both made more poignant and potent thanks to her concurrent divorce from George