Tag: 1979

Frantique: Frantique (Big Break Records)

Though only four songs long, the sole album by disco group Frantique was and is a nice souvenir of an excellently executed disco compositions from the last days of disco.

Frantique: Frantique (Big Break Records)

Though only four songs long, the sole album by disco group Frantique was and is a nice souvenir of an excellently executed disco compositions from the last days of disco.

Diana Ross: Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz (Motown)

Canceled and shelved in 1979 due to the failure of Sidney Lumet’s cinematic adaptation of Broadway musical The Wiz, this unreleased album from 1979 finally finds release. It’s not essential, but it’s still enjoyable.

Diana Ross: Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz (Motown)

Canceled and shelved in 1979 due to the failure of Sidney Lumet’s cinematic adaptation of Broadway musical The Wiz, this unreleased album from 1979 finally finds release. It’s not essential, but it’s still enjoyable.

The Edge of Daybreak: Eyes of Love (Numero Group)

A stunning document of an excellent R&B group located behind prison bars. Eyes Of Love is one of the most essential reissues of 2015.

Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door (Swan Song)

Unintentionally, In Through The Out Door was to be Led Zeppelin’s final album. Though not their best album, it did find them experimenting with new sounds and styles, and was a transitional record that hints at many different ways the band might have proceeded.

Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door (Swan Song)

Unintentionally, In Through The Out Door was to be Led Zeppelin’s final album. Though not their best album, it did find them experimenting with new sounds and styles, and was a transitional record that hints at many different ways the band might have proceeded.

3AM Eternal: Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark “Fountain Filled With Blood” (1979)

Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark was the second daughter of Gospel legend Mattie Moss Clark, as well as a member of the Clark Singers, the highest-selling female gospel group to date. In 1979, Twinkie took some time off from the band to record her solo debut, Praise Belongs to God, an album of fine, gorgeous, contemporary Gospel… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Herb Alpert “Rise” (1979)

At the end of the 1970s, Herb Alpert had a surprise hit with his seven-minute grooved-out instrumental, “Rise.” With a disco groove, a bit of funk influence, and his distinctive trumpet, the song’s unique style and sound sent it to the top of the charts, and would become ubiquitous on Saturday night radio playlists. It… Read More ›

3AM Eternal: XTC “When You’re Near Me I Have Difficulty” (1979)

A fun little XTC ditty, a sweet little love song, and a catchy little number, taken from their 1979 album, Drums and Wires. Enjoy!