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Tag: 1979


Song Of The Day: ABBA, “I Have A Dream”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Thursday, March 19th is “I Have A Dream” by ABBA, taken from the Polar Music release, ABBA Live At Wembley Stadium.

Elton John

Song Of The Day: Elton John & Ray Cooper, “Rocket Man”

The Recoup Song Of The Day for Tuesday, February 18th is “Rocket Man” by Elton John, taken from the Rocket Entertainment release, Live In Moscow 1979.

Song Of The Day: Pylon, "Cool"

Song Of The Day: Pylon, “Cool”

Taken from the New West Records release, “Cool” c/w “Dub.”

Song Of The Day: Prince, “I Feel For You (Acoustic Demo)”

Taken from the NPG Records release, “I Feel For You.”

The Residents: Eskimo (New Ralph Too/Cherry Red/MVD)

Experimental agitators and jokers The Residents set aside their humorous nature for their sixth album, buckling down and creating an amazing and unique ambient record that documented life in an Eskimo tribe. It was a creative gambit, but one that succeeded and resulted in a unique and impressive composition.

Song Of The Day: Shalamar, “The Second Time Around”

Taken from the Robinsongs release, Shalamar: Uptown Festival/Disco Gardens/Big Fun.

Lakeside: Shot Of Love/Rough Riders/Fantastic Voyage (Robinsongs)

Dayton, Ohio–based funk band Lakeside’s early successes are documented here on this enjoyable two CD set, the first in a series reissuing their storied discography.

Gary Stewart: Gary/Cactus And A Rose (Morello)

This twofer collects country musician Gary Stewart’s 1979 and 1980 offerings, one being a rather standard country record and the other a rewarding collaboration with a legendary country producer and Southern Rock backup band.

Song Of The Day: Chameleon, “Wishing A Dream”

  Chameleon was the one-and-done project of notable jazz studio musician Azar Lawrence, a late-period disco group with a decidedly funk-influenced sound that blended jazz with groove. The group would have one minor hit, “Get Up,” and though the studio group was a diversion in a long, storied career, the album itself is a hidden… Read More ›

George Jones: Ladies’ Choice/My Very Special Guests (Morello)

George Jones was a notoriously difficult musician, and this twofer highlights just how oddly problematic he could be.