Tag: 1977

Reelz Presents: Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie

Reelz Channel presents an excellent two hour examination of a film that became one of the biggest films of the late 20th Century.

The Langley Schools Music Project: Innocence & Despair (Bar/None)

In the mid-1970s, Canadian Elementary school teacher Hans Fenge gathered up the students in his school District and recorded them singing contemporary pop songs. Rediscovered and reissued in 2001, this album has since become a cult classic, and has recently been given a well-deserved vinyl reissue.

Chris Hillman: The Asylum Years (Omnivore Recordings)

In the mid-1970s, former Byrds guitarist Chris Hillman recorded a pair of albums for Asylum Records, his first proper solo releases. Though they’ve always been low key in his vast discography of work over the past 50 years, this reissue shows that their obscurity is not for lack of quality material.

Song Of The Day: Trigal, “Temporal”

Taken from the Pharaway Sounds release, Baila Mi Rumba.

Song Of The Day: Willie Hutch, “I Can Sho’ Give You Love”

Taken from the SoulMusic Records release, Havin’ A House Party/Making A Game Out Of Love.

Song Of The Day: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, “Action In The Streets”

Taken from the Bruce Springsteen Live Archives release, Action In The Streets ’77.

Song Of The Day: Wreckless Eric, “Semaphore Signals”

Taken from the forthcoming Edsel Records release, Wreckless Eric.

Elvis Presley: Way Down In The Jungle Room (Legacy)

Elvis Presley’s final recording sessions took place at his legendary mansion, Graceland, in a last-ditch effort to get the bored King of Rock and Roll to record new material. Unsurprisingly, the results are mixed–with a few gems mixed in with the dreck.

Lalo Schifrin: Black Widow/Towering Toccata (Robinsongs)

This twofer collects prolific soundtrack composer Lalo Schifrin’s two solo albums from 1976 and 1977. Heavily indebted to disco, the two offer some interesting variations and arrangements.

3AM Eternal: The Band, “Right As Rain” (1977)

This track, taken from the final album by the original lineup of The Band, is a song perfect for a shimmery, summer’s evening.