Monday, January 28, 2008

Discovered New [OLD] Music from the 1970's

Just out and about, minding my own business when I happened upon a staff recommendation on the iTunes music store and WHAM, nine dollars and ninety-nine cents later, I was the happy and proud owner of an album from the artist Shuggie Otis, called the "World Psychedelic Classics 2: California Soul - Inspirational Information".



What a treat and delight to behold.  The classic riffs and funktastic bass perform eloquently in a rhythm and dance that is truly a delight to my audible senses.  I love it.  An instant hit that plays well with my melancholy moods as well as throws me back to a more simpler time.  Now I am only 35 years old and have always believed that I was born in the wrong era.  I still believe somewhere within me hides the teenager of the 60's and young adult of the 70's instead of the adolescent spawned bastard of the 70's that I am.  I was born in 1972 and do indeed remember the clothes, the styles and the music that generated the SUPERFLY and SHAFT as well as the funk that led to the disco craze. 


Music has always been a huge part of who I am and what I love.  This album is truly a great journey through this time period.  It is as if you could have taken the 70's, sliced it right through and could examine the years like the rings on a redwood tree.  Wanna hear some of it, you have two options:


iTunes


or


Amazon


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