You’ll be seeing a lot of these two men over the next few days-check out the beginning of our list of the top 100 albums of the Seventies!
It seems just about every musical style gets recycled whether it deserves it or not. Here are five genres that definitely do.
One more. Just one more installment of Digging for Gold after this week’s and our journey through Time-Life’s AM Gold series is at an end. Here we go with the third batch of tracks from AM Gold: 1979.
Thanks to this week’s “Digging for Gold,” in which we look at the second batch of songs from AM Gold: 1979, you can now cross the words “shriveled testicles” off the list of phrases you thought you wouldn’t read on the internet today.
This week’s installment of AM Gold: 1978 features no Bee Gees songs, but two songs written by the Brothers Gibb.
Say what you want about the cultural phenomenon that was Star Wars, but boy could you dance to its theme song.
There’s only one way to truly appreciate this week’s AM Gold: 1976 entries, and that’s to listen once again to the famous Casey Kasem rant inspired by Henry Gross. RIP Snuggles.
As America celebrated its 200th birthday in 1976, two of its biggest hits were the theme song to a show about the 1950s and a retro disco number from a band recalling a fond night more than a decade earlier.
Disco, glam rock, and Leo Sayer are riding high on the charts, which can only mean one thing. It’s time for AM Gold: 1975 baby!
Get your dancing shoes on and celebrate this week’s Jheri Curl Friday with Sylvester and his hit “Someone Like You.”
Rob Smith’s new vinyl column opens with E.L.O.’s disco record, “Discovery.”
A look at the songs and the story behind 50 years of the Beach Boys, American’s greatest pop band.
The 1970s weren’t all shag carpeting and plaid pants. OK, they were. But not all of it sucked. Really.
Chris Holmes looks at the debut album from one-hit wonder Carl Douglas to decide if he has more to offer than “Kung Fu Fighting.”
DOWNLOAD THE FULL MIX HERE Whenever I fill in at Ted’s desk here at the Mix Six, I like to have a good time. Case in point, this week’s flashback to the late 70’s and early 80’s. I’m sure some of you are thinking, “Disco? Really?” Truth is, many venerable rock acts, most of them English, saw dance music as a way to reach a new audience. This was especially true for some rock acts whose success came in the early 70’s. While many disco songs are scoffed at, I present to you six durable tracks that many of you may have shaken your grove thing to back in the day. Several of these selections are still staples on mainstream/classic rock stations. The irony of that last statement is that those same stations decried the disco movement and applauded the downfall of the genre (perpetuated, no doubt, by Disco Demolition Night at the old Comiskey Park in Chicago back in 1979). Ted put together an excellent mix that recalls the bygone days of radio when …
The Beach Boys were old(er) and struggling to remain relevant in the late ’70s. Luckily (or not) for them, the tape was rolling to capture it all.
Obsessive fans know the sheer agony of waiting years, even decades, for their favorite oldies (ahem, classic) artist to finally release a new album of substandard material on a record label no one has ever heard of. Amazingly, some of these ancient relics manage to claw their way back from the brink of blinding obscurity. Anything to escape the horrors and degradation of the hotel casino circuit. Here are a few examples from the recent millennium. The B-52’s — Funplex Rock Lobster! Yes, it’s been approximately 8,000 years since Miss Fred Schneider screeched those immortal words and summed up the state of an entire inebriated generation. The nation’s collective lobster was indeed rockin’! Fred, Kate Pierson, Cindy Wilson, Ricky Wilson & Keith Strickland came streaming out of Athens, GA with sky high hairdos, thrift store fashion sense and a jubilant, camp attitude that no other group could match. Despite being labeled (and often dismissed) as a mere gimmick or cult band, they continued to spin off numerous iconic albums and singles. The B’s eventually reached …
TWO TONS O’ TALENT San Francisco’s Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes first rose to fame in 1977 as Two Tons O’ Fun, background singers of choice for drag-tastic disco diva and ’70’s icon Sylvester. The plus-size gospel shouters — paired with the eccentric, electric Sylvester — were one of the most distinctive acts of the disco era. The ladies were hot and Sylvester was flaming. Sylvester is quoted in his album liner notes as saying “These girls can sing, y’all,” and indeed they could. Martha and Izora appeared on numerous Sylvester albums including Living Proof, Do You Wanna Funk and Too Hot To Sleep. They can be heard wailing on many of Sylvester’s ’70s dance classics, including the infamous “(You Make Me Feel) Mighty Real” and “Dance (Disco Heat).” Everything about them was big: their voices, their determination, their hairdos, and most of all, their talent. This made for a thrilling dance/soul combination. When the ’70’s came to a rousing close, the girls were busting out to go solo. TWO TONS O’ FUN As the …