1978 Funky & Soulful Grooves From The Greatest Year Ever

Pictures: Lasse Persson
The album track '1978 (Leave The Radio On)' from Ed Motta inspired me to create a mix with songs from 1978, when the economy was at its peak. The Daily Mail explains why it was the greatest year ever:

"Scientists have discovered that despite an overabundance of polyester flares and bouffant hair, 1978 was the year that the world's quality of life peaked, after which it has gradually deteriorated ever since. Australian experts used a novel method to track the social and economic progress of the world, taking into account various economic, lifestyle-related and ecological factors to come to their conclusion." (Quote: Daily Mail)

This is what The Independent wrote about Ed Motta's latest album 'AOR':

"Gilles Peterson's favourite Brazilian soul-boy goes all 1970s Steely Dan, with lugubrious horn harmonies and the smooth guitars of Larry Carlton or Jeff "Skunk" Baxter echoed here by Bluey from Incognito and fusion legend David T Walker (a session musician with Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye to name two)." (Quote: The Independent)


Ed Motta – 1978 (Leave The Radio On)
Paul Mauriat Plus – Overseas Call
Marvin Gaye – Falling In Love Again
Steely Dan – Deacon Blues
The Dells – Drowning For Your Love
Tony Valor Sounds Orchestra – We Belong Together (Just You And Me)
Webster Lewis – Barbara Ann
Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie – Hot Butterfly
Pure Love ‎– D.I.S.C.O. Spells Disco
Earth, Wind & Fire – Got To Get You Into My Life
Sun – Sun Is Here
KC & The Sunshine Band – I Will Love You Tomorrow
Demis Roussos – I Just Live
John Davis & The Monster Orchestra – A Bite Of The Apple
Aura – Freex
Michael Zager Band – Let’s All Chant
Flashlight – Beware, She’s Pulling My Strings [A Tom Moulton Mix]


Anonymous said…
it's great to hear fantastic music. i was 15 in 1978 and i missed all this. all i had then was a radio, we could not even afford a record player let alone records.
professor Eddy said…
Thanks for your comment! I was about 12 years old at the time and I discovered a lot of good music years later, thanks to the Internet.

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