Showing posts with label 1977. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1977. Show all posts

Aug 23, 2019

Mainstreet by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1977)

Mainstreet by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (1977)
"Mainstreet" is a song written and recorded by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. It was released in April 1977 as the fourth single from the album Night Moves. The song peaked at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and has since become a staple of classic rock radio. The song also reached number-one in Canada.

Jul 18, 2019

Fly Like an Eagle by Steve Miller Band (1977)

"Fly Like an Eagle" is a song written by Steve Miller for the album of the same name. It went to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the week of March 12, 1977, kept from the top spot by "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" by Barbra Streisand. The single edit can be found on Greatest Hits (1974–1978). The song has an unusually mellow and "dreamy" feel. It is usually played in tandem with "Space Intro", but the song also segues into "Wild Mountain Honey".

Jul 16, 2019

Geronimo by The Shadows (1977)

Geronimo by The Shadows (1977)
"Geronimo" is an instrumental tune by The Shadows from the their 1977 compilation album 20 Golden Greats.

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Jul 10, 2019

Livin' Thing by Electric Light Orchestra (1976-1977)

Livin' Thing by Electric Light Orchestra (1976-1977)
"Livin' Thing" is a song written by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It appears on ELO's 1976 album A New World Record. Patti Quatro, Brie Brandt, both of Fanny, and Addie Lee sang uncredited vocals, particularly the "higher and higher" parts.


Jul 8, 2019

I Like Dreamin' by Kenny Nolan (1977)

I Like Dreamin' by Kenny Nolan (1977)
"I Like Dreamin'" is the title of a North American hit single by Kenny Nolan, taken from his eponymous debut album. The recording was issued as the album's lead single in October 1976, spending 27 weeks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. It slowly crawled to number three on both that chart as well as the Cash Box Top 100 by early March 1977. The song became a Gold record.




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Jul 6, 2019

Peace of Mind by Boston (1977)

Peace of Mind by Boston (1977)
"Peace of Mind" is a song written by Tom Scholz and originally released by Boston on their debut 1976 self-titled album. It was released the next year as the third and final single from the album and peaked at number 38 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1977, as well as number 33 on the Cash Box Top 100. It received substantial radio airplay, both upon the initial release of the Boston album and subsequently, and has been described as a "rock-radio staple.




Rolling Stone Album Guide critic Paul Evans called "Peace of Mind" a "satisfying, if similar, followup" to "More Than a Feeling". Scott Tady of Beaver County Times described "Peace of Mind" as one of the songs that "helped set the foundation for classic-rock radio." Eric Deggans wrote that "Bouncy, slick tracks such as 'More Than a Feeling' and 'Peace of Mind' defined new parameters for rock radio during the 70s, with soaring vocals searing guitars and trite lyrics." Jamie Reno of San Diego magazine described it as an "infectious flick-your Bic staple."MTV's Gil Kaufman similarly described the song as a "rock-radio staple. " Brockman called it "one of the most overplayed songs in rock history" but praised Delp's singing, particularly his vulnerability and sincerity, making Brockman believe that Delp really believed the words of the refrain. Gallucci rated it Boston's 5th greatest song, particularly praising the "fuzzy guitar riff" and noting that it has remained a classic rock radio staple. Elliott and Craig both rated it even higher, as Boston's second greatest song behind only "More Than a Feeling." Guitar World magazine selected "Peace of Mind" as one of their 50 greatest rock songs of all time.

Jun 30, 2019

Do You Wanna Make Love by Peter McCann (1977)

Do You Wanna Make Love by Peter McCann (1977)
"Do You Wanna Make Love" is a song written and performed by Peter McCann, an American songwriter. It reached #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #22 on the adult contemporary chart in 1977. The song was featured on his 1977 album, Peter McCann. In Canada, the song failed to reach the Top 40, however, reached #10 on the Adult Contemporary chart.


May 4, 2019

Hotel California by Eagles (1977)

Hotel California by Eagles (1977)
"Hotel California" is the title track from the Eagles' album of the same name and was released as a single in February 1977. The song is considered the most famous recording by the band, and its long guitar coda has been voted the best guitar solo of all time by readers of Guitarist in 1998. The song was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1978. "Hotel California" first entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated February 26, 1977, and topped the Hot 100 singles chart for one week in May 1977, the band's fourth song to reach No. 1 on that chart. It peaked at number 10 on the Easy Listening chart in April 1977. Billboard ranked it number 19 on its 1977 Pop Singles year-end chart.



Feb 19, 2019

Black Betty by Ram Jam (1977)

Black Betty by Ram Jam (1977)
"Black Betty" (Roud 11668) is a 20th-century African-American work song often credited to Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter as the author, though the earliest recordings are not by him. Some sources claim it is one of Lead Belly's many adaptations of earlier folk material; in this case an 18th-century marching cadence about a flintlock musket. There are numerous recorded versions, including a cappella, folk, and rock arrangements. The best known modern recordings are rock versions by Ram Jam, Tom Jones, and Spiderbait, all of which were hits.


Jul 13, 2016

Los Pasteles Verdes - El Reloj del album Antologia

Los Pasteles Verdes - El Reloj del album Antologia



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El grupo musical Los Pasteles Verdes fue creado en 1970 por el cantante chiquitín, también conocido Daniel "El Pitufo" en la ciudad Puerto de Chimbote en Perú, integrado originalmente por 7 jóvenes estudiantes de la Gran Unidad Escolar San Pedro (GUE). En su carrera musical, la banda ha logrado gran reconocimiento tanto nacional como internacional, plasmado en su gran cantidad de admiradores y premios, reconocimientos, giras y discos de oro que tienen en su haber.

Su formación original estaba constituida por: Aldo Guibovich (Cantante), Hugo Acuña (Guitarra), César Acuña (Teclados), Miguel Moreno (Bajo), Ernesto Pozo (batería), Raúl Padilla (Percusiones) Y Germán Lagos (Cantante Tropical), todos ellos estudiantes del colegio San Pedro, institución dentro de la cual la banda da sus primeros pasos, convirtiéndose así en una sensación entre compañeros de colegio y allegados a los integrantes de la banda. Ya asentados como banda musical y tras numerosas presentaciones menores en fiestas y festivales, el 13 de octubre de 1973 los Directivos de INFOPESA, la empresa discográfica de mayor proyección en el Perú en esos tiempos, les da la oportunidad de grabar dos temas, uno tropical "Puertos Queridos" Lado "A" interpretado por Germán Laos y el otro romántico "Angelitos Negros" lado "B" interpretado por Aldo Guibovich. Para sorpresa de todos, la dirección de la radio decidió promocionar Angelitos Negros" lado "B", llegando este a convertirse en un éxito a nivel Nacional.

La gran repercusión de este primer disco fue un catalizador para que fueran citados por la discográfica para completar el que sería su primer LP, con temas como "El Reloj", "Recuerdos de una noche" y "El presidiario" con los que reafirmaron su éxito total.

Su primer éxito Romántico fue: "Angelitos Negros", su primer Disco de Oro lo recibieron por las altas ventas obtenidas de "El Reloj" del autor mexicano Roberto Cantoral. Su segundo Disco de Oro por el álbum "Recuerdos de Una Noche" de la autoría del cantautor chimbotano Fernando Arias.

En 1975, el primer éxito reconocido en México y Estados Unidos de esta agrupación fue: "Esclavo y Amo" del Jalisciense José Vaca Flores, que fuera grabado originalmente por Javier Solís, cuyos arreglos en balada moderna les otorgó múltiples premiaciones en su primer gira a México y Estados Unidos en 1976, siendo denominados por las Revistas: Billboard y Cash Box como "Los Románticos de América". En 1977, "Aldo y Los Pasteles Verdes" graban bajo la Licencia de INFOPESA, el tema que les abre las puertas de la fama a nivel Mundial: "Hipocresía", el cual llegó al primer puesto de varios rankings Internacionales; continuando con otro éxito de ese mismo LP: "Mi amor imposible".

Actualmente, Aldo Guibovich radica en México con su Grupo "Aldo y Los Pasteles Verdes" y continúa realizando exitosas presentaciones en los diferentes países en donde es contratado y Hugo Acuña radica en Estados Unidos y continúa trabajando exitosamente con su Grupo "Los Pasteles Verdes de Chimbote, Perú" al lado de sus hijos y el Cantante Kike Gámez.

Como consecuencia de la enorme popularidad alcanzada por el Grupo Peruano "Los Pasteles Verdes", éstos han sido imitados en diferentes Países de América Latina: Argentina, Chile, Estados Unidos, Venezuela, Perú y México por lo que el nombre Artístico "Los Pasteles Verdes" ahora es una Reserva de Derechos y Marca Registrada por los Fundadores e iniciadores de dicho Grupo Musical, en diversos Países de Latinoamérica.

Jul 7, 2016

Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron from the album Shaun Cassidy (1977)


Shaun Cassidy - Da Doo Ron Ron from the album Shaun Cassidy (1977)

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"Da Doo Ron Ron" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector. It first became a popular top five hit single for the American girl group the Crystals in 1963. American teen idol Shaun Cassidy covered the song in 1977 and his version hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. There have also been many other cover versions of this song, including a version by the Raindrops, which featured the original songwriters of "Da Doo Ron Ron" Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich.

"Da Doo Ron Ron" was covered in 1977 by teen idol Shaun Cassidy on his first solo LP, Shaun Cassidy, launching his career. His version was produced by Michael Lloyd and issued on Warner. It peaked at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. (The words were changed slightly to make it a boy-girl song, after The Searchers' cover version.) The song was his first of three consecutive Top 10 U.S. hits. Cassidy's cover of "Da Doo Ron Ron" spent 22 weeks on the chart. It became a gold record, as did all of Cassidy's first three single releases.

Jul 4, 2016

Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good from the album Feels So Good (1977)

Chuck Mangione - Feels So Good from the album Feels So Good (1977)
"Feels So Good" is the title of a 1978 instrumental by the American flugelhorn player Chuck Mangione. It was both written and produced by Mangione and is the title track from his 1977 album.




The album version of "Feels So Good" runs almost ten minutes, but an edit trimming the piece to 3 minutes 28 seconds was released as a single in early 1978. The single reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in June of that year after spending a week atop the Billboard easy listening chart in May. The recording was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the ceremony held in 1979, losing out to Billy Joel's "Just the Way You Are". Mangione re-recorded the tune (as a slow ballad, and with lyrics sung by Don Potter) for his 1982 album 70 Miles Young.

Jul 3, 2016

Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart from the album Elton John's Greatest Hits, Volume II (1977)

Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart from the album Elton John's Greatest Hits, Volume II (1977)



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"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" is a duet by Elton John and Kiki Dee. It was written by Elton John with Bernie Taupin under the pseudonyms "Ann Orson" and "Carte Blanche" (a pun on the expression "an horse and cart, blanche"), respectively, and intended as an affectionate pastiche of the Motown style, notably the various duets recorded by Marvin Gaye and singers such as Tammi Terrell and Kim Weston. It is not to be confused with the Burt Bacharach/Hal David song of the same title recorded in 1965 by Dionne Warwick for the album Here I Am.

John and Taupin originally intended to record the song with Dusty Springfield, but ultimately withdrew the offer; Dusty's partner Sue Cameron later said this was because she was too ill at the time.

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was the first No. 1 single in the UK for both John and Kiki Dee, topping the chart for six weeks in mid 1976. John would not enjoy a solo British chart-topper until "Sacrifice" in 1990. It also became his sixth No. 1 single in the US, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks and spent one week on the Easy Listening chart. Billboard ranked it as the No. 2 song for 1976. In the U.S. it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. After this duet with Dee, John failed to have another #1 single, without sharing the top song with other credited artists, until his 1997 smash Candle In The Wind 1997. This 21-year "Kiki jinx" included two intervening #1 hits in America for John: "That's What Friends Are For" by Dionne & Friends in 1986; and, a 1992 re-make of John's "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me" with George Michael credited as a duet.

Jul 2, 2016

Threshold / Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band from the album Book of Dreams (1977)

Threshold / Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band from the album Book of Dreams (1977)
"Jet Airliner" is a song composed by Paul Pena and popularized by the Steve Miller Band.

Pena wrote and recorded the song in 1973 for his New Train album. However, due to conflicts between him and his label, New Train was not released until 2000. Miller decided to record "Jet Airliner" for his band's Book of Dreams album in 1977 after hearing the unreleased album via Ben Sidran, who produced it, and who was formerly in Miller's band. The Steve Miller band version has lyrics that are slightly different from the Pena original. It was concurrently released as a single, and reached #8 on the Billboard chart. In Canada, the song spent two weeks at #3.



On classic rock radio, "Jet Airliner" is generally played in tandem with "Threshold", the all-synthesizer instrumental that precedes it on Book of Dreams and Miller's Greatest Hits 1974–78 compilation.

The song's main guitar riff as played by Miller is reminiscent of (but not identical to) one used by Eric Clapton in Cream's version of Robert Johnson's song "Cross Road Blues" (from Cream's 1968 album Wheels of Fire). Miller's performance of the main riff is in turn slightly different from Pena's original, which has a more funky edge to it. The song is also notable for an early reference to the catchphrase "keep on keepin' on," also found in the Bob Dylan songs "Tangled Up in Blue" and "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere."

Jun 27, 2016

Kenny Rogers - Lucille from the album Kenny Rogers (1977)

Kenny Rogers - Lucille from the album Kenny Rogers (1977)



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"Lucille" is a song written by Roger Bowling and Hal Bynum, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in January 1977 as the second and final single from the album Kenny Rogers. The song is about a man in a bar who meets a woman who has left her husband. It became Rogers' first major hit as a solo artist after leaving the successful country/rock group The First Edition the previous year. An international hit, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Overseas, "Lucille" reached the top of the UK Singles Chart in June 1977, the first of Rogers' two number one singles there.

May 24, 2016

Ronnie Milsap - It Was Almost Like A Song on Only One Love album (1977)

Ronnie Milsap - It Was Almost Like A Song on Only One Love album (1977)




"It Was Almost Like a Song" is a song written by Hal David and Archie Jordan, and recorded by American country music singer Ronnie Milsap. It was released in May 1977 as the first single and title track from the album It Was Almost Like a Song. It became one of the greatest hits of his recording career upon its release in 1977.

In July 1977, "It Was Almost Like a Song" was Milsap's eighth No. 1 song on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Songs chart. The song also became his first Billboard Hot 100 chart entry, peaking No. 16. and also on Billboard's Hot Adult Contemporary Singles chart, where it peaked at No. 7.

Apr 17, 2016

Styx - Come Sail Away - from the album The Grand Illusion (1977)

Styx - Come Sail Away - from the album The Grand Illusion (1977)
"Come Sail Away" is a song by American progressive rock group Styx, featured on the band's seventh album The Grand Illusion (1977). Upon its release as the lead single from the album, "Come Sail Away" charted at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and helped The Grand Illusion achieve multi-platinum sales in 1978. It is one of the biggest hits of Styx's career.




Guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw from Styx performs at the Auditorium on December 30, 1977. This was the final show of the band's Grand Illusion Tour. Released six months earlier, the album generated two hit singles, "Come Sail Away" and "Fooling Yourself," while going on to sell three million copies. (Photograph by Dennis Felber.)

Feb 22, 2016

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou - on Simple Dreams (1977)

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou - on Simple Dreams (1977)
"Blue Bayou" is the title of a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It was originally sung and recorded by Orbison who had an international hit with his version in 1963. It later became Linda Ronstadt's signature song, who scored a charting hit with her cover of "Blue Bayou" in 1977. The song has since been recorded by many other artists over the years.

Linda Ronstadt took the song to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1977 — where it held for four weeks — as well as #2 Country and #3 Easy Listening. It also reached #2 — for four weeks — on the Cash Box Top 100 chart.

The single was RIAA certified Gold (for sales of over 1 million US copies) in January 1978. It was the first of Ronstadt's three Gold singles. Don Henley of the Eagles sang backup on the recording. "Blue Bayou" was later certified Platinum (for over 2 million copies sold in the United States). It was a worldwide smash and was also popular in a Spanish-language version called "Lago Azul".

Ronstadt later performed the song on an episode of The Muppet Show.

Because of this song, Dickson's Baseball Dictionary records that a "Linda Ronstadt" is a synonym for a fastball, a pitch that "blew by you." That phrase was coined by Mets broadcaster Tim McCarver during a Mets telecast in the '80s.



Feb 11, 2016

Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy on Rhino Hi-Five: Andrew Gold Album (1977)

Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy on Rhino Hi-Five: Andrew Gold Album (1977)
"Lonely Boy" is an international hit song from 1977, written and recorded by Andrew Gold in 1976 for his album What's Wrong with This Picture? It peaked at number seven in both Canada and the United States, and number 11 in the United Kingdom. While "Lonely Boy" would be Gold's biggest U.S. hit, his "Never Let Her Slip Away" achieved greater success in the U.K.

The second verse of the song features backing vocals provided by Linda Ronstadt (for whom Gold had previously worked as a producer and backing musician).

The song follows the life of a child who feels neglected by his parents after the birth of a younger sister. Many assume this song to be autobiographical, yet Gold denied the implication, despite great similarities between the lyrics and his life. Regarding the verses' first lines: "He was born on a summer day in 1951" matches Andrew's August 2, 1951 birthday, "In the summer of '53 his mother/Brought him a sister" matches his sister Martha's July 22, 1953 birthday, and "He left home on a winter day, 1969" may well match the formation of Bryndle, of which Andrew was a member, in 1969.

The strongly syncopated song was also released as an edited single, eliminating the vocal bridge and shortening the instrumental finale.

The song was featured in a number of films including Boogie Nights (1997) and The Waterboy (1998).

In February 2000, the Foo Fighters recorded a cover of the song to be used as a B-side for an upcoming single off their 1999 album There Is Nothing Left to Lose; however, it wasn't used as a B-side as planned.

In 2007, the song was covered separately by the bands Farrah and Lazlo Bane.

In 2013, rock band The Almost covered this song for their album Fear Inside Our Bones.



Nov 24, 2015

Johnny Rivers - Swayin To The Music (Slow Dancin) - on Secret Agent Man - The Ultimate Johnny Rivers Anthology 1964-2006 (1977)

Johnny Rivers - Swayin To The Music (Slow Dancin) - on Secret Agent Man - The Ultimate Johnny Rivers Anthology 1964-2006 (1977)
Swayin' to the Music (Slow Dancin') or Slow Dancin' (Swayin' to the Music) is a 1977 hit single by Johnny Rivers. It was his last Top 40 hit in the United States, and became his second Gold record.

"Swayin' to the Music" describes a young man slow dancing in the middle of the night with his girlfriend. Nothing is needed to be done or needs to come at the moment. The man tells his girlfriend that he wouldn't want to be anywhere else or be with anyone else.




Features of This Track

pop rock qualities
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
major key tonality
electric pianos
acoustic rhythm guitars
subtle use of strings