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Category: Album Cuts

Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water

April 3, 2014 | 1972, Album Cuts, Deep Purple, Group, Top 40

The opening to this song, currently used in a Bank of America commercial, is as familiar as any recorded during the 1970s. The song was originally released on the “Machine Head” album released in 1972. But although it got radio play on FM radio it really didn’t become a big hit until it was the […]

Carole King – Tapestry

July 30, 2011 | 1971, Album Cuts, Carole King, Female

In early January of 1971 songwriter Carole King recorded her 2nd solo album as a singer.  When Tapestry was release a few months later, no one knew nor imagine how popular the album would become. It was the biggest Album of 1971 remaining at the Number 1 spot for 15 weeks and on the Album […]

Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath

February 13, 2010 | 1970, Album Cuts, Group

Note:The following was originally published at 6 Things To Consider. We thank Steve Atkinson for allowing us to republish this. It was on Friday the 13th, February 1970 that the album that many consider the first Heavy Metal album was released. It was released in the United Kingdom. The debut album of a band from […]

The Osmonds – Motown Special

October 19, 2009 | 1972, Album Cuts, Group, Motown, Osmonds

This performance from the 1972 Ohio State Fair features the Osmonds doing a song that opened many of their shows in the early 1970s. Motown Special is a medley of songs of Motown. Not only was it the opening song of their shows it was also the opening song of their self-titled first album released […]

Chicago – Mongonucleosis

August 21, 2009 | 1974, Album Cuts, Chicago, Group

From their 1974 double album Chicago VII. In some ways Chicago VII brings back a feeling of their first three albums where there are a number of instrumentals along with the rock arrangements. The first disk is mostly made of up Jazz favor instrumentals. Mongonucleosis is one of these instrumental pieces and was composed by […]

Joni Mitchell – Woodstock

August 18, 2009 | 1970, Album Cuts, Female, Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell was not at the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, but she composed the song that many consider the anthem of the festival. Her manager felt that it was more important to be at a taping of the Dick Cavett Show and was afraid had she gone to the festival she would not have […]

Deep Purple – Highway Star

June 7, 2009 | 1972, Album Cuts, Deep Purple, Group

Deep Purple’s Album Machine Head is one of the first albums that is considered as Heavy Metal. The album’s most familiar song is Smoke On The Water, but another popular song from the Album is Highway Star. Highway Star opens the album as the first song on side 1 and was written, as were all […]

Elvis Presley – Polk Salad Annie

April 15, 2009 | 1970, Album Cuts, Elvis Presley, Male

In 1969 Tony Joe White released his song Polk Salad Annie. After nearly a year sitting in limbo, the single was released but not selling, it finally caught on and ended up reaching Number 8 on the charts. Elvis Presley soon afterward added it as one of the songs for his live performances remaining as […]

Greg Lake – I Believe in Father Christmas

November 30, 2008 | 1975, Album Cuts, Christmas, Male

Greg Lake of Emerson Lake and Palmer released his only solo song during the Christmas season of 1975. Upon listening to the song, without really listening to the lyrics, this song written Greg Lake (Emerson, Lake and Palmer) and writing partner Peter Sinfield, it sounds like a nice little Christmas song. But it’s really a […]

Chicago – Mother

August 21, 2008 | 1971, Album Cuts, Group

Chicago released their first album in 1969, their 2nd in 1970 and their 3rd in 1971. But unlike most groups each of these albums were 2 record sets, so you could say that in three years they had released six records. Chicago III is not considered one of their best albums, perhaps because side 4 […]