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Mixes By Year: 1975 Most Recommended Albums

Back to my favorite decade of music- the 70’s.   1975- the year of the epic!  Now I’m not saying that 1975 is the best, or even one of the best, music years of the 70’s.  It’s not.  But every year of the 70’s carries an embarrassment of riches and ’75 is no exception.  The reason for all of the ‘epic’ talk can be found in the mixes below- there are just so many damn epic tracks released in ’75.  I can’t recall any other year where so great many 6, 7, 8, 9 and even 13 minute tracks were released.  Even somewhat shorter tracks like “Born to Run” by Springsteen and “Trampled Under Foot” by Zeppelin have an epic feel.  On many of the mixes I am barely able to fit 15 tracks- most mixes from other years of the same decade I normally can fit 18-20.  1975 can surely be seen as overindulgent.  Many of the hard rock and psychedelic bands of the 60’s and early 70’s were now rich and no longer as hungry.  There was a whole lot of experimentation and therefore a whole bunch of wankery, but for all of the semi-failed experiments there were also a number of successes.  Though ’75 was not the deepest of years, it’s tough to dismiss a year that held classic albums like Springsteen’s “Born to Run”, Led Zeppelin’s classic double album “Physical Graffiti”, Pink Floyd’s masterful “Wish You Were Here”, Bob Dylan’s confessional “Blood On the Tracks”, and punk poetess Pati Smith’s great debut “Horses”.

One of the very dominant sounds of 1975 was hard rock and heavy metal, which really got its start in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  The genres would become more commercialized soon after, leading the way to more corporate and safe-sounding arena-rock bands in the late 70’s like Boston, Foreigner, REO Speedwagon, Kansas & Styx.  Outside of the aforementioned “Physical Graffiti”, Boston’s Aerosmith released their landmark 70’s album “Toys In the Attic”, containing two of their biggest and most enduring hits “Walk This Way” and Sweet Emotion”.  Heavy Metal originators Black Sabbath released perhaps their last great record with “Sabotage”.  Hard touring group KISS released their 3rd album “Dressed to Kill”, but more importantly later in the year came out with “Alive”, one of the most popular live albums of all-time and probably THE definitely live heavy metal album.  With “Alive” KISS became household names and one of the most popular bands in American among teenagers.  Ted Nugent released his eponymous debut, still be far his best record, containing “Stranglehold”, his best track.  Guitar god Jeff Beck’s “Blow By Blow” was a great hard rock/jazz/funk fusion record and was perhaps his single best individual artistic statement.  Down south Lynyrd Skynyrd released their fine, workmanlike 3rd record “Nuthin’ Fancy” & Texas’s ZZ Top came out with “Fandango”, which held their signature song “Tush”.  Many of the above tracks can be found in the note perfect film “Dazed and Confused”, about the last day of school in 1976 in a Texas suburb.  Across the pond theatrical hard rockers Queen released their best album “A Night at the Opera” containing “Bohemian Rhapsody”, one of the signature hard rock tracks ever and up to that time held the largest recording budget for an individual recording in history.  Hard-rock glam bubble-gummers Sweet’s “Desolation Boulevard” became their biggest hit album and was even relatively successful in America, who until then was mostly immune to the British glam scene.  Long-time great The Who and the Kinks released “Who By Numbers” and “Schoolboys in Disgrace” respectively- neither close to their best recordings but each held their own charms.

The singer-songwriter scene, so huge in the early 70’s, was starting to both peter-out a bit and expand in 1975.  After several huge commercial successes and reeling from the deaths of two close friends from heroin overdoses, Neil Young came out with the harrowingly great “Tonight’s the Night”, which failed to sell well and today is thought of less as classic rock and more as a forefather of the 80’as and 90’s alternative music movement.  Young also came out with the solid Crazyhorse record “Zuma” later in the year, which had one of his best songs “Cortez the Killer”.  Bruce Springsteen was moving out of neo-Dylan territory and released his best album “Born to Run”, which landed him on the covers of “Time” and “Newsweek” simultaneously and launched his career into the stratosphere.  From there on out he was thought to be one of the most important figures in rock music.  Elton John, who had a run of albums in the early 70’s nearly matching the Beatles a decade before released his last really good one- the conceptual “Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy”.  Bob Dylan’s “Blood On the Tracks” was one of his very best albums as well and the closest look into his soul that the public was ever to get.  Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” was another big success for him even if it didn’t match the brilliance of his first two albums artistically.  Joni Mitchell’s “The Hissing of Summer Lawns” brought her even further into jazz territory than before, surely alienating many of her folkie fans, but showing her restless artistic spirit- it was ultimately a great listen.

The new sound of disco was going full force in the ’75.  While it was still mainly a club phenomenon among gays, blacks & latinos, there were many records crossing over to the pop charts- KC & the Sunshine Ban’s “Get Down Tonight” and “That’s the Way I Like It”, Australia’s Bee Gees’ hit with “Jive Talkin'” and “Nights On Broadway” from their “Main Course” album, Donna Summer hugely popular “Love to Love You Baby” single, Shirley & Company funky “Shame, Shame, Shame”, Eurodisco track “Fly Robin Fly” by Silver Convention and tracks like “Mamma Mia” and “SOS” by Euro-pop/disco sensation ABBA to name a few.  This was still a few years before disco would break countrywide with the “Saturday Night Fever” move and soundtrack so the music still sounded looser and more pure.  Philadelphia soul music was a close cousin of disco and groups like Trammps, Tavares, the O’Jays & Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes all released great songs in ’75.  The great progressive, funk band Earth Wind & Fire streamlined their sound a bit for their “That’s the Way of the World” album, which likely would have made my below top 20 albums of ’75 if I actually owned it.  It has four monumental EWF classics in the title track, “Shining Star”, “Sing A Song” and “Reasons”.  Speaking of funk, ’75 was a great year for it.  James Brown may have been dying out a bit but the P Funk empire took up where he left off.  Both Parliament and Funkadelic released albums that year with “Mothership Connection”, Parliament’s definitive statement, and “Let’s Take It to the Stage”, which has one of my favorite P Funk workouts “Get Off Your Ass & Jam”.  Other great funk tracks of ’75 include “Love Rollercoaster” and “Fopp” by the Ohio Players, “Low Rider” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends” by L.A.’s War, “Fight the Power” by the Isley Brothers, smooth-funk classic “Summer Madness” by Kool & the Gang, and “Slippery When Wet” by the Commodores.  Perhaps no one (even P Funk) was funkier than African musician Fela Kuti’s, whose “Expensive Shit” album may just be his definitive statement.

In ’75 punk rock and other outsider music had yet to really hit American and British culture in a bit way, but the music was starting to come to a boil.  While not a punk album per se, Patti Smith’s “Horses” was certainly part of the movement, even if it owed more to Rimbaud, the Doors & garage rock than to a band like the Ramones.  Fellow CBGB band Television released their great debut single “Little Johnny Jewel” and over in Cleveland, Ohio, experimental punkers Pere Ubu came out with their first two landmark singles “Heart of Darkness” and “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”.  In the U.K. David Bowie was in the middle of his plastic soul phase.  His “Young Americans” album, was not one of his very best, but was still more than solid and garnered him two huge hits in “Fame” and the title track.  Roxy Music’s “Siren” ended their run of five stellar albums in a row and gave them their first American cross-over hit with the disco/funk nod “Love Is the Drug”.  Brian Eno began to invent ambient music, particularly with “Another Green World”, up to that point his least song oriented album, though still containing a handful of amazing ‘songs’.  Though still largely unknown in the U.S. Reggae music had a very successful year with Toots & the Maytals U.S. version of “Funky Kingston”, Bob Marley & the Wailer’s great “Live!” record and Burning Spear’s “Marcus Garvey”, though never really crossing over at all, is still thought to be one of Reggae’s definitive recordings.   Though it took years to breakthrough, the Rocky Horror Picture Show movie & soundtrack was also originally released in ’75, and due to its cult status, I think deserves a mention alongside this other pre-alternative music.

You can’t mention the mid 70’s without giving a nod to soft rock, which was often, but not exclusively recorded and performed by L.A. bands.  The Eagles “One of These Nights” album as well as Fleetwood Mac’s “Fleetwood Mac”, Steely Dan’s “Katy Lied” and additional tracks by bands like Jefferson Starship, Captain & Tenille, 10cc and E.L.O. were all big commercial successes in 1975.  And though music of soft or light rock was pure pablum, all of the above bands were able to achieve their own artistic accomplishments with the music, whether with a whole album or simply 1 track.  Though it’s tempting to sometimes lump music in a single genre together, the above artists give examples of how varied music can be within an admittedly critically invented genre.


Buy Horses (Legacy Edition) – Patti Smith

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Buy Toys In the Attic – Aerosmith

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Buy A Night At the Opera – Queen

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Buy Young Americans – David Bowie

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Buy Physical Graffiti (Remastered) – Led Zeppelin

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Buy Expensive S**t – EP – Fela Kuti

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Buy Blow By Blow – Jeff Beck

*Album not available via Amazon


Buy Wish You Were Here (Remastered) – Pink Floyd

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Buy Tonight’s the Night – Neil Young

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Buy Nuthin’ Fancy (Remastered) – Lynyrd Skynyrd

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Buy Siren – Roxy Music

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Buy Another Green World – Brian Eno

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Buy Katy Lied – Steely Dan

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Buy Fleetwood Mac – Fleetwood Mac

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Buy Blood On the Tracks – Bob Dylan

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Buy Born to Run (30th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered] – Bruce Springsteen

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Buy Mothership Connection – Parliament

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Buy Marcus Garvey / Garvey’s Ghost – Burning Spear

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*Album not available via iTunes or Amazon


BuyThe Hissing of Summer Lawns – Joni Mitchell

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Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 1

Best of 1975 Volume 1 (8/26/02)

1.  Aerosmith- Sweet Emotion

Buy Sweet Emotion – Toys In the Attic

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2.  Led Zeppelin- The Rover

Buy The Rover – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

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3.  Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run

Buy Born to Run – Born to Run

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4.  David Bowie- Young Americans

Buy Young Americans – Young Americans

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5.  Roxy Music- Love Is the Drug

Buy Love Is the Drug – Siren

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6.  Parliament- Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)

Buy Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker) – Mothership Connection

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7.  War- Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Buy Why Can’t We Be Friends? – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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8.  Bob Marley & the Wailers- No Woman No Cry (Live Version)

Buy No Woman, No Cry (Live) – Bob Marley & The Wailers: Live!

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9.  Patti Smith- Gloria

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10.  Pere Ubu- Heart of Darkness

Buy Heart of Darkness – Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection, Nonlp Singles & B Sides 1975-1980

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11.  Neil Young- Cortez the Killer

Buy Cortez the Killer – Zuma

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12.  Bob Dylan- Tangled Up in Blue

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13.  Fleetwood Mac- Landslide

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14.  Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here

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Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 2

Best of 1975 Volume 2 (8/27/02)

1.  Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody

Buy Bohemian Rhapsody – A Night At the Opera

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2.  KISS- Rock and Roll All Nite

Buy Rock and Roll All Nite – Dressed to Kill (Remastered)

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3.  KC & the Sunshine Band- Get Down Tonight

Buy Get Down Tonight – The Best of KC & The Sunshine Band

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4.  Funkadelic- Get Off Your Ass and Jam

Buy Get Off Your Ass and Jam – Let’s Take It to the Stage

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5.  Shirley & Company- Shame, Shame, Shame

Buy Shame, Shame, Shame (Vocal Version)

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6.  Parliament- Mothership Connection (Star Child)

Buy Mothership Connection (Star Child) – Mothership Connection

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7.  Earth Wind & Fire- Shining Star

Buy Shining Star – The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1

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8.  Brian Eno- St. Elmo’s Fire

Buy St. Elmo’s Fire – Another Green World

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9.  Elton John- Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Buy Someone Saved My Life Tonight – Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy (Deluxe Edition)

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10.  Led Zeppelin- Ten Years Gone

Buy Ten Years Gone – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

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11.  Lynyrd Skynyrd- On the Hunt

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12.  Bob Dylan- Simple Twist of Fate

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13.  Steely Dan- Bad Sneakers

Buy Bad Sneakers – Katy Lied

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14.  Patti Smith- Redondo Beach

Buy Redondo Beach – Horses

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15.  Willie Nelson- Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

Buy Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain – Red Headed Stranger

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16.  Neil Young- Tonight’s the Night

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17.  Bruce Springsteen- Jungleland

Buy Jungleland – Born to Run

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Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 3

Best of 1975 Volume 3 (12/14/03)

1.  Bruce Springsteen- Thunder Road

Buy Thunder Road – Born to Run

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2.  Roxy Music- Just Another High

Buy Just Another High – Siren

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3.  Aerosmith- Toys in the Attic

Buy Toys In the Attic – Toys In the Attic

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4.  Black Sabbath- Symptom of the Universe

*Track not available on iTunes or Amazon


5.  Pere Ubu- 30 Seconds Over Tokyo

Buy 30 Seconds Over Tokyo – Terminal Tower: An Archival Collection, Nonlp Singles & B Sides 1975-1980

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6. Led Zeppelin- Kashmir

Buy Kashmir – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

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7.  Brian Eno- Golden Hours

Buy Golden Hours – Another Green World

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8.  Pink Floyd- Welcome to the Machine

Buy Welcome to the Machine – Wish You Were Here (Remastered)

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9.  David Bowie- Fame

Buy Fame – Young Americans

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10.  Donna Summer- Love To Love You Baby (Single Edit)

Buy Love to Love You Baby (Single Version) – Donna Summer: Gold

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11. Heart- Crazy On You


12.  The Isley Brothers- Fight the Power (Part 1)

Buy Fight the Power (Part 1) – The Ultimate Isley Brothers

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13. Burning Spear- Marcus Garvey

Buy Marcus Garvey – Chant Down Babylon: The Island Anthology

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14.  Earth Wind & Fire- That’s the Way of the World

Buy That’s the Way of the World – That’s the Way of the World

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15.  Bob Dylan- You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go

Buy You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go – Blood On the Tracks

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Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 4

Best of 1975 Volume 4 (12/15/03)

1.  Parliament- P Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)

Buy P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up) – Mothership Connection

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2.  The Ohio Players- Love Rollercoaster

Buy Love Rollercoaster – Honey

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3.  KC & the Sunshine Band- Boogie Shoes

Buy Boogie Shoes – The Best of KC & The Sunshine Band

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4.  The Bee Gees- Jive Talkin’

Buy Jive Talkin’ – Main Course

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5. Rufus & Chaka Khan- Sweet Thing


6.  War- Low Rider

Buy Low Rider – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

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7.  Lynyrd Skynyrd- Saturday Night Special

Buy Saturday Night Special – Nuthin’ Fancy (Remastered)

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8.  Led Zeppelin- Houses Of the Holy

Buy Houses of the Holy – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

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9.  The Grateful Dead- Franklin’s Tower

Buy Franklin’s Tower – Blues for Allah (Expanded) [Remastered]

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10. Heart- Magic Man



11.  E.L.O.- Evil Woman

Buy Evil Woman – ELO’s Greatest Hits

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12.  Fleetwood Mac- Rhiannon

Buy Rhiannon – Fleetwood Mac

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13.  Patti Smith- Free  Money

Buy Free Money – Horses

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14.  Pink Floyd- Have a Cigar

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15.  Steely Dan- Doctor Wu

Buy Doctor Wu – Katy Lied

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16.  Bruce Springsteen- Backstreets

Buy Backstreets – Born to Run

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17.  Bob Dylan- Shelter from the Storm

Buy Shelter from the Storm – Blood On the Tracks

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Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 5

Best of 1975 Volume 5 (3/10/07)

1.  Television- Little Johnny Jewel

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2.  Bruce Springsteen- Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

Buy Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out – Born to Run

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3.  Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes- Bad Luck (Part 1)

Buy Bad Luck (Part 1) – Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes – Their Very Best

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4. The Funk Factory- Rien ne va Plus

Buy Rien Ne Va Plus – What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977)

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5.  Parliament- Chocolate City

Buy Chocolate CIty – Chocolate City

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6.  Rhythm Heritage- Theme from SWAT (Extended Version)

*This version is unavailable on iTunes & Amazon

Buy tv theme song on Amazon Theme From Swat

7.  The Commodores- Slippery When Wet

Buy Slippery When Wet – The Commodores: Anthology

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8.  Kool & the Gang- Summer Madness (Radio Edit)

Buy Summer Madness – The Best of Funk Essentials: Love’s Train – Ballads

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9.  Queen- You’re My Best Friend

Buy You’re My Best Friend – A Night At the Opera (Deluxe Remastered Version)

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10.  Earth Wind & Fire- Sing a Song

Buy Sing a Song – Earth, Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits

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11.  The Silver Convention- Fly Robin Fly

Buy Fly Robin Fly – Fly Robin Fly

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12.  The Who- Slip Kid

Buy Slip Kid – The Who By Numbers (Remastered)

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13.  Paul Simon- 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover

Buy 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Still Crazy After All These Years

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14.  Bob Dylan- Idiot Wind

Buy Idiot Wind – Blood On the Tracks

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15.  Willie Nelson- The Red Headed Stranger

Buy Red Headed Stranger – Red Headed Stranger

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16.  Led Zeppelin- In My Time of Dying

Buy In My Time of Dying – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

*Not available as single download on Amazon

Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 6

Best of 1975 Volume 6 (3/11/07)

1.  KISS- C’mon and Love Me

Buy C’mon and Love Me – Dressed to Kill (Remastered)

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2.  Aerosmith- Walk This Way

Buy Walk This Way – Toys In the Attic

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3.  Sweet- Ballroom Blitz

Buy Ballroom Blitz – Desolation Boulevard

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4.  Head East- Never Been Any Reason

Buy Never Been Any Reason – 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of Head East

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5.  Queen- Death on Two Legs

Buy Death On Two Legs – A Night At the Opera

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6.  Brian Eno- Come Running

Buy I’ll Come Running – Another Green World

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7.  Parliament- Ride On

Buy Ride On – Chocolate City

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8.  Lee Perry & the Upsetters- Enter the Dragon

Buy Enter the Dragon – I Am the Upsetter – The Story of the Lee “Scratch” Perry Golden Years

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9.  Led Zeppelin- Down By the Seaside

Buy Down By the Seaside – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

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10.  Al Green- L-O-V-E (Love)

Buy L-O-V-E (Love) – Al Green Is Love

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11.  Earth Wind & Fire- Reasons

Buy Reasons – That’s the Way of the World

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12.  Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes- Wake Up Everybody (Part 1)

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13.  Trammps- Hold Back the Night

Buy Hold Back the Night – Essential: Soul Love

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14.  Steely Dan- Black Friday

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15.  The Kinks- I’m in Disgrace

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16.  ABBA- S.O.S.

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17.  Loretta Lynn- The Pill

Buy The Pill (Single Version) – The Definitive Collection: Loretta Lynn

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18.  Emmylou Harris- Too Far Gone

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19.  Jefferson Starship- Miracles

Buy Miracles – At Their Best

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20.  Joni Mitchell- In France They Kiss on Main Street

Buy In France They Kiss On Main Street – The Hissing of Summer Lawns

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21.  Captain & Tenille- Love Will Keep Us Together

Buy Love Will Keep Us Together – Ultimate Collection: Captain & Tennille

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Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 7

Best of 1975 Volume 7 (3/4/12)

1.  Pink Floyd- Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)

Buy Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5 – Wish You Were Here (Remastered)

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2.  Tangerine Dream- Rubycon (Part 1)

Buy Rubycon (7″ Side One) – The Virgin Years 1974-1978 (Remastered)

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3.  Brian Eno- In Dark Trees

Buy In Dark Trees – Another Green World

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4.  The Grateful Dead- Help On the Way/Slipknot!

Buy Help On the Way / Slipknot! – Blues for Allah (Expanded) [Remastered]

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5.  Led Zeppelin- Trampled Under Foot

Buy Trampled Under Foot – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

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6.  Roxy Music- Whirlwind

Buy Whirlwind – Siren

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7.  Jeff Beck- Air Blower

Buy Air Blower – Blow By Blow

*Track not available via Amazon

8.  Fela Kuti & Afrika ’70- Water No Get Enemy (Edit)

Buy Water No Get Enemy – Best of the Black President

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9.  The Dwight Twilley Band- I’m On Fire

Buy I’m On Fire – Sahara (Music from and Inspired By the Motion Picture)

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10.  Aerosmith- Adam’s Apple

Buy Adam’s Apple – Toys In the Attic

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11.  ZZ Top- Tush

Buy Tush – Fandango! (Expanded Edition) [Remastered]

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12.  Bruce Springsteen- She’s the One

Buy She’s the One – Born to Run (30th Anniversary Edition) [Remastered]

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13.  Neil Young- New Mama

Buy New Mama – Tonight’s the Night

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14.  Fleetwood Mac- Say You Love Me

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15.  The Eagles- Take It to the Limit

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Mixes By Year: Best of 1975 Volume 8

Best of 1975 Volume 8 (3/4/12)

1.  Black Sabbath- Hole in the Sky

*Track not available via iTunes

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2.  Ted Nugent- Stranglehold

Buy Stranglehold – Great Gonzos – The Best of Ted Nugent

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3.  Jeff Beck- Freeway Jam

Buy Freeway Jam – Blow By Blow

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4.  Led Zeppelin- The Wanton Song

Buy The Wanton Song – Physical Graffiti (Remastered)

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5.  Fela Kuti & Afrika ’70- Expensive Shit

Buy Expensive S**t – Expensive S**t – EP

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6. Burning Spear- Slavery Days

7.  Roxy Music- Both Ends Burning

Buy Both Ends Burning – Siren

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8.  Brian Eno- Another Green World

Buy Another Green World – Another Green World

Buy Another Green World (2004 Digital Remaster)Amazon


9.  10cc- I’m Not in Love

Buy I’m Not In Love – The Very Best of 10cc

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10.  E.L.O.- Strange Magic

Buy Strange Magic – Face the Music (Bonus Tracks)

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11.  The O’Jays- I Love Music

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12.  The Bee Gees- Nights on Broadway

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13.  Patti Smith- Land: Horses/Land Of 1000 Dances/La Mer (de)

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14.  Richard O’Brien & the Cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show- Time Warp

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