Tuesday, December 30, 2008

a little funk for your soul

Last January I asked a group of disc jockeys to send me a list of their top songs released during the previous year... and I posted them. This time for something different as an end-of-the-year-music-picks theme, I'm going to compile people's favorite ten or so disco, funk, soul, and/or rare groove tracks from the 1970's. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable New Year! Here's my list for starters, in order of release year.

(The following links will direct you to YouTube "videos" of the songs.)

Stevie Wonder - We Can Work It Out (1971)

Donny Hathaway - Magnificent Sanctuary Band (1971)

Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa (1973)

Harvey Mason - Hop Scotch (1975)

Brass Construction - Changin' (1975)

Eddie Henderson - Inside You (1975)

Isley Brothers - For the Love of You (1975)

Double Exposure - My Love is Free (1976)

Bozz Scaggs - Low Down (1976)

Crown Heights Affair - Far Out (1976)

Erotic Drum Band - Action 78 (1978)

George Duke - I Want You for Myself (1979)

...and as a bonus here's a few gems from the early 80s to check out:

Unlimited Touch - I Hear Music in the Street (1980)

Gino Soccio - Try It Out (1981)

The Nick Straker Band - A Little Bit of Jazz (1981)

Montana Sextet - Heavy Vibes (1982)

New Jersey Connection - Love Don't Come Easy (1982)

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