Monday, August 23, 2010
MOJO'S 70 GREAT SOUL ALBUMS FROM THE '70S
Mojo has some great ones. In the recent issue (Robert Plant cover), they list 70 great soul albums from the '70s. I confess that I haven't yet read it. You see, I like to create a soundtrack for every Mojo list-type feature, and I just finished creating my iTunes playlist. But I wanted to tell you about this issue while it's still available! A lot of the albums are in my collection - everyone should have Stevie Wonder's Innervisions, Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Sly & The Family Stone's There's A Riot Goin' On and Funkadelic's Maggot Brain. But the list called my attention to artists I haven't listened to much (Donny Hathaway, Johnnie Taylor) and a few who I don't know anything about, or I never even heard of! (Like Shirley Brown, Honey Cone and Willie Hutch.) I love to learn about artists who time has sort of "forgotten," whether they are garage rock, country, blues or soul. So this countdown is a big gift! Thank you Mojo!