Friday Night Soundtrack – May 17th, 2013

I had so much fun putting together last weeks list, that I decided to keep with the theme of a specific year.  For this weeks edition we’ll be going back to the days when yacht rock was cool, Star Wars made it’s debut and disco was far from dead.  The year is 1977.

1 – I’m Your Boogie Man – KC And The Sunshine Band

What better way to kick this piece off, than with some KC.  Groovy, funky, party music that was always a welcomed edition to any setting.

2 – Carry On My Wayward Son – Kansas

Take a minute to really listen to that intro…strong, powerful, full on harmonies.  How often do we hear that in music now?  And who can forget that guitar riff.  Classic!

3 – Somebody To Love – Queen

Queen just rock.  That’s it.

4 – Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder

A fantastic pianist, talented vocalist and one hell of a performer.  Blending a grooving feeling with a booming backup band, Stevie was able to create a song that 30 years later still stands the test of time.

5 – Don’t Stop – Fleetwood Mac

Nothing like some inner turmoil to help define one of the greatest bands to ever grace the earth.  Fleetwood Mac were a hit making machine in the 70’s and 80’s and would only be slowed down, or stopped by themselves.  Luckily for music lovers everywhere, this band was able to put all differences aside and create one of the top 10 albums of all time in Rumours.  This gem of a song was released in the spring of 77.

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Jeff is one-fourth of the group that makes up HAFILAX. His usual ramblings can be read right here on the website. If reading isn't your thing, he also hosts the Basement Tapes podcast.