1974 + 1975 Best Of 70s Soul

Picture: Nick De Wolf
I wish you all the best for 2014! Let’s step into the new year with a step back in history of exactly 40 years. The first hour contains tracks of 1974 and the second hour is about 1975. The mid seventies mark the transition from early, more sophisticated, seventies soul to hedonistic disco with the so-called ‘four on the floor’ beat later on. The track from the Trammps sums it up best: it contains disco rhythm elements, but the vocals are evidently based on doo wop and gospel (question-answer routine, based on singing in church). The song about 1975 from Rae & Christian is a remixed track from their latest album 'Mercury rising':

The genius of Rae and Christian is that they have always had a good ear for combining artists with their music. This is proven in '1975', featuring Diagrams. Seven minutes long, '1975' was the first single released from the album and is arguably the best song on 'Mercury Rising'. It perfectly showcases both Rae and Christian’s electronic musical chops, whilst always maintaining Diagram’s pop/folk roots.” (Quote: Yorkshire Evening Post)

Previous parts of the series: Best Of 70s Soul

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