After the grand success of the 1970s SOUL/FUNK/DISCO ALBUMS POLL, it's high time to make a list of the best 1970s SOUL/FUNK/DISCO TRACKS!
Here's the deal: you have a weekend and a week to nominate your favorite soul, funk and/or disco tracks that were released from 1970 to 1979 (the main focus should be on 70s soul). You have an unlimited amount of nominations, but please use some common sense.
On Monday, March 27 I'll open the voting and campaigning thread, and I'm planning to have the rollout between April 10 and 14.
But let me start off the nominations with 30 great tracks.
Hits:Minnie Riperton - Les FleursStevie Wonder - SuperstitionThe Emotions - Best of My LoveCurtis Mayfield - Move On UpBobby Womack - Across 110th StreetBill Withers - Ain't No SunshineThe O'Jays - Back StabbersChic - I Want Your LoveMichael Jackson - Working Day and NightThe Stylistics - Betcha By Golly, Wow
Epics:The Stylistics - Children of the NightThe Temptations - Papa Was a Rollin' StoneLou Bond - To the EstablishmentNoir - RainThe Stylistics - People Make the World Go RoundStevie Wonder - Another StarFunkadelic - Maggot BrainCymande - DoveTerry Callier - Dancing GirlThe Temptations - Smiling Faces Sometimes
Cool discoveries from the albums poll:The Stylistics - Peek-a-BooMerry Clayton - Gimme ShelterCaston & Majors - Child of LoveThe Equals - Mystic SysterSyreeta - Spinnin' and Spinnin'The Stylistics - PiecesO.V. Wright - A Nickel and a NailStevie Wonder - Creepin'Stairsteps - PasadoThe O'Jays - Listen to the Clock on the Wall
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 14:52 (one week ago) Permalink
Oh my god, I had no idea this was happening. Basically impossible, but I'll try?
― Milkwalker's World (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 March 2017 14:58 (one week ago) Permalink
You are supposed to wait, there is a reason why we have the ordering and timing thead. So we don't have two polls going on at the same time.
― Bee OK, Friday, 17 March 2017 15:10 (one week ago) Permalink
I was afraid you were going to say that. But I never added this poll to the 'official' list and the album poll also ran happily alongside other polls IIRC. I'll make sure the rollouts don't overlap, which is the most important thing I think.
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 15:15 (one week ago) Permalink
True, and I'm probably being a bit over protected. If you waited until the roll-out started it would have been much smoother.
― Bee OK, Friday, 17 March 2017 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink
Oh man. Glad I came back to ILX.
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 16:34 (one week ago) Permalink
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 16:39 (one week ago) Permalink
Ok, my first round of noms:
James Brown - Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex MachineChic - Good TimesThe Chi-Lites - Have You Seen HerThe Chi-Lites - Oh Girl The Commodores - Machine GunTyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands of TimeManu Dibango - Soul MakossaCarol Douglas - Doctor's OrdersEarth, Wind and Fire - SeptemberThe Flaming Ember - Westbound #9The Five Stairsteps - O-o-h ChildMarvin Gaye - What's Going OnGloria Gaynor - I Will SurviveThelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This WayIke & Tina Turner - Proud MaryThe Jackson 5 - I'll Be ThereMichael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Till You Get EnoughMichael Jackson - Rock With YouThe Jacksons - Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)Kool & the Gang - Summer MadnessCurtis Mayfield - (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to GoCurtis Mayfield - Freddie's DeadHarold Melvin & the Bluenotes - Wake Up EverybodyThe O'Jays - Love TrainFreda Payne - Band of GoldWilson Pickett - Sugar SugarPrince - I Feel For YouPrince - I Wanna Be Your LoverPrince - Soft and WetPrince - Why You Wanna Treat Me So BadSister Sledge - Don't You Miss Him NowSly and the Family Stone - Family AffairSpinners - Could It Be I'm Falling in LoveSpinners - Ghetto ChildSpinners - How Could I Let You Get Away Spinners - I'll Be AroundSpinners - It's a ShameSpinners - One of a Kind (Love Affair)Spinners - The Rubberband ManThe Stylistics - You Are Everything Donna Summer - I Feel LoveDonna Summer - Last DanceDonna Summer - Love's UnkindDonna Summer - On The RadioThe Temptations - Ball of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)The Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)War - All Day MusicBill Withers - Do It GoodBill Withers - Everybody's Talkin'Bill Withers - Grandma's HandsBill Withers - HarlemBill Withers - Hope She'll Be HappierBill Withers - Let It BeBill Withers - Sweet WanomiBill Withers - Use Me
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:01 (one week ago) Permalink
Only regret is this poll's going to be missing a whole ton of great early '80s boogie.
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:03 (one week ago) Permalink
Tried to keep to the essentials:
Aaron Neville - HerculesAce Spectrum - Don't Send Nobody ElseAl Green - Look What You Done for MeAl Wilson - Show and TellAndrea True Connection - More, More, MoreAretha Franklin - Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)Ashford & Simpson - It Seems to Hang OnAshford & Simpson - Maybe I Can Find ItChairmen of the Board - Give Me Just a Little More Time Chic - What About MeDonna Summer - Walk AwayEarth, Wind & Fire - FantasyEddie Kendricks - Girl, You Need A Change Of MindElton John - Are You Ready for LoveEvelyn "Champagne" King - ShameFela Kuti - Sorrow Tears and BloodGladys Knight & the Pips - Midnight Train to GeorgiaGloria Gaynor - Never Can Say Goodbye Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Bad LuckJames Brown - Papa Don't Take No MessJames Brown - Talkin' Loud and Sayin' NothingJimmy "Bo" Horne - SpankMarvin Gaye - Inner City BluesMcFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us NowSister Sledge - Thinking of YouSmokey Robinson - Cruisin'Stevie Wonder - If You Really Love MeTavares - More Than a WomanTeddy Pendergrass - I Don't Love You AnymoreTeddy Pendergrass - Turn Off the LightsThe Delfonics - When You Get Right Down to ItThe Rolling Stones - Miss YouThe Spinners - Honest I DoThe Stairsteps - Tell Me WhyThe Staple Singers - If You're Ready (Come Go with Me)The Stylistics - Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)The Trammps - Hold Back the NightUndisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
Excited for this. Loved the albums poll.
― gospodin simmel, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:17 (one week ago) Permalink
So...wait, are we doing this or are we waiting to do this?
― Milkwalker's World (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink
We're already doing it.
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:28 (one week ago) Permalink
James Brown - Super BadJames Brown - Hot PantsJames Brown - Funky Drummer (Parts 1 & 2)James Brown - Get Up, Get Into It, Get InvolvedJames Brown - The PaybackJames Brown - Get Up Offa That Thing
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:36 (one week ago) Permalink
I should have held off my noms until this was definitively settled upon. If the consensus is that we should wait a bit, I would be completely in favour of that. Having this + the Talking Heads poll going at once is admittedly a bit head spinning.
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:48 (one week ago) Permalink
Don't the decade/genre polls usually just sort of happen in their own realm?
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 17:49 (one week ago) Permalink
Yes, that's usually what happens. I also don't mind if we stretch out the nominations for this poll till the Talking Heads rollout starts, but that might take a while.
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 17:51 (one week ago) Permalink
If you can wait, that would be best.
― Bee OK, Friday, 17 March 2017 18:04 (one week ago) Permalink
To be honest, I'm far more interested in this poll than the Talking Heads one, so I have no problem with this poll continuing.
― Coolio Iglesias (Turrican), Friday, 17 March 2017 18:25 (one week ago) Permalink
First round of nominations:
Dinosaur - Kiss Me AgainDonny Hathaway - A Song for YouCheryl Lynn - Got to be RealMinnie Riperton - Inside My LoveSylvester - (You Make Me Feel) Mighty RealWillie Hutch - I Choose You
― one way street, Friday, 17 March 2017 18:51 (one week ago) Permalink
Fine with waiting for the Talking Heads poll to finish. Voted there and really interested in the results.
Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the RainBlue Magic - SpellBoz Scaggs - LowdownDr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Cherchez La FemmeDr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band - Sour and SweetGeorge McCrae - Rock Your BabyLee Dorsey - Yes We Can Parliament - FunkentelechyPatrice Rushen - Haven't You HeardRaydio - Jack & JillSwamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your MindThe Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha GetVan Morrison - And It Stoned Me
― gospodin simmel, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:06 (one week ago) Permalink
Depending on how active this thread is going to be in the coming week (and I expect at least 500 nominations), I can either extend the nomination period or let it stay the way I described in my first post. We'll see around March 26. For now, everyone can keep posting their tracks.
I don't think the two polls will bite each other at all, especially since the complete Talking Heads discography can be listened to in a day. You could spend the rest of your life listening to the potential nominations for the soul poll.
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:35 (one week ago) Permalink
I call "not it!" for compiling the Spotify list.
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2017 19:42 (one week ago) Permalink
Witch Queen - Witch QueenTantra - The Hills of KatmanduSylvester - I (Who Have Nothing)Gino Soccio - DancerStephen Encinas - Disco IllusionOrlando Julius - Disco Hi-Life
― clouds, Friday, 17 March 2017 19:56 (one week ago) Permalink
Otis Clay: "Trying To Live My Life Without You"Ann Peebles: "Didn't Take Your Man"
― to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:01 (one week ago) Permalink
Double Exposure - My Love is FreeThe Isley Brothers - That LadyBill Withers - Lovely DayThe Floaters - Float OnIsaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
― MarkoP, Friday, 17 March 2017 20:11 (one week ago) Permalink
Marvin Gaye: "Ego Tripping Out"Marvin Gaye: "When Did I Stop Loving You, When Did You Stop Loving Me"
― to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:25 (one week ago) Permalink
The Mighty Hannibal: "The Truth Shall Set You Free"
― to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 17 March 2017 20:26 (one week ago) Permalink
About half the "1970s Soul" folder on my hard drive has been listed already--the other half (I think there are some stray tracks in other folders I'll add later):
5th Dimension - One Less Bell to AnswerAl Green - Let's Stay TogetherAl Green - I'm Still in Love with YouAretha Franklin - Day DreamingBetty Wright - Clean Up WomanBilly Paul - Me and Mrs. JonesBloodstone - Natural HighBloodstone - Outside WomanBlue Magic - SideshowBrook Benton - Rainy Night in GeorgiaCornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Too Late to Turn Back NowDelfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)Delfonics - Tell Me This Is a DreamDiana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High EnoughDiana Ross & Marvin Gaye - My Mistake (Was to Love You)Dionne Warwick & the Spinners - Then Came YouDramatics - In the RainEdwin Starr - WarFlaming Ember - I'm Not My Brother's KeeperFour Tops - Ain't No Woman (Like the One I've Got)Honey Cone - One Monkey Don't Stop No ShowHoney Cone - Want AdsJames Brown - King HeroinJames Brown - Never Can Say GoodbyeJohnny Nash - I Can See Clearly NowLove Unlimited Orchestra - Walking in the Rain with the One I LoveMajor Harris - Love Won't Let Me WaitMarvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)Mel & Tim - Starting All Over AgainMoments - Love on a Two-Way StreetPersuaders - Thin Line Between Love And HateRoberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your FaceRose Royce - I Wanna Get to YouSmokey Robinson & the Miracles - The Tears of a ClownSpinners - They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play)Staple Singers - I'll Take You ThereStevie Wonder - You Haven't Done Nothin'Stevie Wonder - Living for the CityStevie Wonder - Higher GroundStevie Wonder - If You Really Love MeStylistics - You Make Me Feel Brand NewSweet and Innocent - Express Your LoveTemprees - I'm for You, You for MeTimmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live TogetherWar - The World Is a GhettoWar - Summer
― clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 21:20 (one week ago) Permalink
You are supposed to wait, there is a reason why we have the ordering and timing thead. So we don't have two polls going on at the same time.― Bee OK, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:10 AM Bookmark Flag Post PermalinkI was afraid you were going to say that. But I never added this poll to the 'official' list and the album poll also ran happily alongside other polls IIRC. I'll make sure the rollouts don't overlap, which is the most important thing I think.― ArchCarrier, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:15 AM Bookmark Flag Post PermalinkTrue, and I'm probably being a bit over protected. If you waited until the roll-out started it would have been much smoother.― Bee OK, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:21 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― Bee OK, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:10 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― ArchCarrier, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:15 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― Bee OK, Friday, March 17, 2017 11:21 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Trust, most of us can focus on a decade/genre poll and an artist poll at the same time.
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 21:25 (one week ago) Permalink
So stoked for this!
George Benson - Down Here on the GroundThe Crusaders - Street lifeBionic Boogie - Hot ButterflyRoy Ayers - Running AwayAl Green - Tired of Being AloneShuggie Otis - Inspiration InformationStevie Wonder - Knocks Me Off My FeetCurtis Mayfield - Right On For The DarknessJoe Tex - Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)Bobby Womack - You’re Welcome, Stop on BySister Sledge - Thinking of YouGeorge McCrae - I Get LiftedGeorge McCrae - Rock Your BabyIsley Brothers - Work to DoFirst Choice - Let No Man Put AsunderLeon Ware - Instant LoveLoleatta Holloway - RunawayBobby Caldwell - What You Won’t Do For LoveLyn Collins - Think (About it)Parliament - FlashlightFunkadelic - (Not Just) Knee DeepEddie Kendricks - Date With the RainChaka Kahn - I’m Every WomanEarth Wind & Fire - That’s the Way of the World
― Chantilly Bass, Friday, 17 March 2017 21:29 (one week ago) Permalink
Brook Benton - Rainy Night in GeorgiaDelfonics - Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)Flaming Ember - I'm Not My Brother's Keeper
I wondered how I missed these when I was making up my list earlier, and then I noticed: they're all *technically* from 1969. I am in no way interested in playing date police, though, so I'll leave up to our pollster how rigid we want to be with dates. It is hard for me to imagine a more quintessentially 70s Soul song than "Didn't I (Blow your Mind This Time)," (released, Wiki says, December 1969--the London Calling of 70s Soul tracks?).
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 17 March 2017 22:07 (one week ago) Permalink
If they charted in 1970 I'd say they're fair game, but that's me.
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 22:35 (one week ago) Permalink
I've got them dated as '70 on my player, so maybe they came out very late? I think they probably all peaked in '70. The other big one is "Tears of a Clown"--we've had this argument before--which actually came out in '67, I think, but hit #1 when reissued in '70. To me it absolutely belongs with 1970.
― clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 22:37 (one week ago) Permalink
Checked Whitburn--don't think I've taken that off the shelf for a decade--and "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Didn't I" both debuted on the Hot 100 in January of '70, and "I'm Not My Brother's Keeper" in October of '70.
The Flaming Ember are in the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. Huh?
― clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:06 (one week ago) Permalink
Aretha Franklin - Rock SteadyDee Dee Warwick - Down So LowRuby Andrews - You Ole Boo Boo YouMerry Clayton - Southern Man (<-- makes Neil Young's original sound like amateur hour)
More to come, certainly...
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:20 (one week ago) Permalink
From other folders (not sure why):
Al Green - Tired of Being AloneAl Green - Have You Been Making Out O.K.Barbara Mason - Bed and BoardBlues Brother No. 1 - Letter of RegretChakachas - Jungle FeverCookie Woodson - I'll Be TrueDonnie & Joe Emerson - Baby (will have much abuse slung in its direction...)Gil-Scott Heron - Winter in AmericaHarold Melvin & the Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me by NowJoe Simon - Drowning in the Sea of LoveLou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like MineLyn Collins - Think (About It)Swamp Dogg - The World Beyond
I'll leave the disco--some of which will be on my ballot--to everyone else.
― clemenza, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:28 (one week ago) Permalink
genres are tough to pin down, but fwiw we've done a disco poll. results: ...AND THE BEAT GOES ON! The GRAND ILM DISCO POLL results are revealed!
― mookieproof, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:32 (one week ago) Permalink
Bettye Swann - All the Way in or All the Way OutOtis Clay - Tryin' To Live My Life Without YouFreda Payne - It's Yours to HaveAnn Peebles - If This is HeavenJohnnie Taylor - Starting All Over AgainTower of Power - What is Hip?Leon Haywood - Long As There's You I Got LoveDiana Ross - Love HangoverBobby Womack - I Wish It Would RainBarrino Brothers - I Can't Believe You're Gone
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:45 (one week ago) Permalink
xp disco infiltrated the soul albums poll, so instead of pushing back we let it in. Same here, I guess.
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:46 (one week ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Friday, 17 March 2017 23:48 (one week ago) Permalink
Maze ft. Frankie Beverly - Happy Feelin'sRufus ft. Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something GoodRufus ft. Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:53 (one week ago) Permalink
Labelle - Going Down Makes Me Shiver (<--this has become one of my favorite songs ever ever ever over the past few years)
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 17 March 2017 23:56 (one week ago) Permalink
― mookieproof, Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:15 (one week ago) Permalink
Al Green - Call MeAl Green - Full of FireBrick - DazzFred Wesley & the JBs - Doing It to DeathFunkadelic - You and Your Folks, Me and My FolksFunkadelic - Cosmic SlopFunkadelic - One Nation Under a GrooveJacksons - Blame It on the BoogieJames Brown - There It IsJean Knight - Mr. Big StuffMarvin Gaye - Come Get to ThisThe Meters - Hey Pocky A-WayThe Meters - Just Kissed My BabyThe Meters - Fire on the BayouO'Jays - For the Love of MoneyParliament - Chocolate CityParliament - Mothership Connection (Star Child)Parliament - Bop Gun (Endangered Species)Shalamar - The Second Time AroundSly & the Family Stone - Luv n' HaightSly & the Family Stone - Just Like a BabySly & the Family Stone - Runnin' AwaySly & the Family Stone - In TimeStevie Wonder - Ordinary PainStevie Wonder - AsWar - The Cisco Kid
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Saturday, 18 March 2017 00:32 (one week ago) Permalink
Terry Huff and Special Delivery - Lonely OneSwitch - There'll Never BeCon Funk Shun - FfunL.T.D. - Love BalladL.T.D. - (Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love AgainPeabo Bryson - Feel The FirePeabo Bryson - I'm So Into YouDeniece Williams - FreeEmotions - Best of My LoveThree Degrees - When Will I See You AgainHall & Oates - Sara SmileBrothers Johnson - I'll Be Good To YouBrothers Johnson - Strawberry Letter 23Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide LoveEWF - ReasonsEWF - Serpentine FireJoe Tex - I GotchaNatalie Cole - This Will BeNatalie Cole - Our LoveNatalie Cole - I've Got Love On My MindCommodores - Sweet LoveCommodores - EasyCommodores - Brick HouseCommdores - Just To Be Close To YouOhio Players - FireOhio Players - Love RollercoasterOhio Players - Skin TightKC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down TonightKC & The Sunshine Band - Keep It Comin' LoveBarry White - Can't Get EnoughBarry White - Never, Never Gonna Give Ya UpBarry White - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More BabyBarry White - You're The First, The Last, My EverythingChuck Brown - Bustin' LooseBrook Benton - Rainy Night In GeorgiaShirley Brown - Woman to WomanTavares - It Only Takes A Minute
― jetfan, Saturday, 18 March 2017 01:59 (one week ago) Permalink
The Chi-Lites – 24 Hours of SadnessEric Burdon & WAR – Spill the WineRenaldo Domino – Let Me Come WithinDavid Batiste & the Gladiators – Funky SoulJames Fountain – Seven Day LoverThe Dynamic Tints – Be My LadyFour Tops – Still Water (Love)The Isley Brothers – Get Into SomethingIsaac Hayes – The Look of LoveWilson Pickett – Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool YouThe Gaturs – Cold BearShuggie Otis – Strawberry Letter 23Betty Wright – I Love the Way You LoveJohnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr – You Can’t Blame MeThe Main Ingredient – Everybody Plays the FoolAl Green – You Ought to Be with MeCymande – The MessageAnn Peebles – I’m Going to Tear Your Playhouse Down
― Gavin, Leeds, Saturday, 18 March 2017 08:39 (one week ago) Permalink
i forgot that "hills of katmandu" did come out in the 70s originally
rly excited to see results rollout for this tho i'm not sure if i am aware of enough music from this era to submit a ballot!
― dyl, Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:09 (one week ago) Permalink
If you know 'Hills of Katmandu' you already have a head start. Also, there will be at least two weeks of campaigning, so I'm sure you'll find enough good songs to fill a ballot.
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 18 March 2017 09:48 (one week ago) Permalink
some deeper cuts:
the montclairs - baby (you know i'm gonna miss you)darrow fletcher - now is the time for loveafrican music machine - never name a baby (before it's born)breakaway - understudy djgloria ann taylor - love is a hurting thingnow - land of nowthe four tracks - charadesyreeta - black maybe
― increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Saturday, 18 March 2017 12:02 (one week ago) Permalink
Ashford & Simpson - Found a CureBrenda & the Tabulations - Right on the Tip of My TongueBrighter Side of Darkness - Love JonesThe Chi-Lites - Stoned Out of My MindEddie Kendricks - Shoeshine BoyFreda Payne - Bring the Boys HomeThe Fuzz - I Love You For All SeasonsHarold Melvin & the Blue Notes - The Love I LostJohnnie Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl and GoneLaura Lee - Women's Love RightsSharon Paige and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes - Hope That We Can Be Together SoonTyrone Davis - Turning PointWar - LA Sunshine
― Josefa, Saturday, 18 March 2017 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink
In other words ... no bassline, no vote.
― insidious assymetrical weapons (Eric H.), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 05:21 (five days ago) Permalink
clemenza otm. Of course disco won't be banned.
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 06:51 (five days ago) Permalink
James Brown – The BossCymande – BraBilly Paul – Am I Black Enough For YouBarry White – I’ve Got So Much to GiveBettye Swann – Kiss My Love GoodbyeStevie Wonder – He’s Misstra Know-It-AllSons of Robin Stone – Got to Get You BackDiana Ross & Marvin Gaye – Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)Bill Withers – Make a Smile for MeAshford & Simpson – Main LineThe O’Jays – Now That We Found LoveAllen Toussaint – Southern NightsThe Stylistics – I Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)Bill Withers – I Wish You WellThe Trammps – Hooked for LifeDavid Bowie – Golden YearsDavid Ruffin – Walk Away From LoveDexter Wansel – One Million Miles from the GroundBootsy’s Rubber Band – Vanish in Our SleepHot Chocolate – Heaven Is in the Back Seat of My CadillacThe Whispers – And the Beat Goes On
― Gavin, Leeds, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:26 (five days ago) Permalink
This is actually by The 3 Pieces. Vibes Of Truth is the name of the parent album.
― mike t-diva
Oh yeah, you're absolutely right. I was typing that list out really quickly. I was bound to make a few mistakes.
― kitchen person, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 13:57 (five days ago) Permalink
Eddy Grant – Walking On SunshineAl Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It Roy Ayers - Everybody Loves The SunshineAtmosfear - Dancing In Outer SpaceCandido - JingoJackie Moore - This Time BabyLonnie Liston Smith - ExpansionsMusique - Keep On Jumpin'Peter Brown – Do Ya Wanna Get Funky With MePhyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me Curtis – How Can I Tell Her
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:54 (five days ago) Permalink
Eddie Kendricks - Something's BurningEddie Kendricks - My People...Hold OnThe Chi-Lites - (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the PeopleLee Moses - Time And PlaceLee Moses - Bad GirlWilson Pickett - Get Me Back On Time, Engine No. 9Wilson Pickett - Run Joey RunWilson Pickett - Bumble Bee (Sting Me)Wilson Pickett - International PlayboyEtta James - All The Way DownEtta James - Sail AwayEtta James - Losers WeepersEtta James - Just One More DayAnn Peebles - Slipped Tripped and Fell in LoveThe Staple Singers - Washington We’re Watching YouThe Staple Singers - Back Road Into TownBilly Paul - Magic Carpet RideBilly Paul - War Of The GodsSam Dees - Troubled ChildSam Dees - Child Of The StreetsThe Miracles - City Of AngelsCurtis Mayfield - Billy JackCurtis Mayfield - Love Me (Right In The Pocket)Curtis Mayfield - Power To The PeopleCurtis Mayfield - Sweet ExorcistCurits Mayfield - So In LoveThe Impressions - Check Out Your MindThe Temptations - Friendship TrainThe Temptations - Law Of The LandThe Temptations - Gonna Keep On Tryin' Till I Win Your LoveThe Temptations - 1990The Temptations - MasterpieceAl Green - God Blessed Our LoveAl Green - Simply BeautifulAl Green - Old Time Lovin'Al Green - Love RitualAl Green - Loving YouAl Green - Right On TimeAretha Franklin - The Dark End Of The StreetParliament - I Call My Baby PussycatFunkadelic - I'll StayFunkadelic - Good To Your EarholeFunkadelic - I'll Bet YouFunkadelic - Music For My MotherFunkadelic - I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a ThingFunkadelic - Hit It And Quit ItFunkadelic - Loose BootyFunkadelic - Let's Make It LastFunkadelic - Get Off Your Ass And JamFunkadelic - Stuffs And ThingsFunkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:11 (five days ago) Permalink
Bobby Womack - Ruby DeanBobby Womack - All Along The WatchtowerO.V. Wright - Eight Men, Four WomenO.V. Wright - I'd Rather Be (Blind Cripple and Crazy)O.V. Wright - Please Forgive Me
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 19:43 (five days ago) Permalink
Terry Callier - You Goin' Miss Your CandymanTerry Callier - Ordinary JoeDonny Hathaway - I Love You More Than You'll Ever KnowEsther Phillips - From A Whisper To A ScreamEsther Phillips - I Can Stand A Little RainEsther Phillips - Use MeEsther Phillips - Black-Eyed BluesEsther Phillips - Performance
― Fastnbulbous, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 20:03 (five days ago) Permalink
All those Funkadelic tracks remind me: is Cosmic Slop gone, or is he posting under a different user name now? I liked his posts on the album poll.Also, where is Tuomas?
― ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 21 March 2017 21:51 (five days ago) Permalink
The Beginning Of The End – Funky NassauFatback - (Are You Ready) Do The Bus StopLa Belle - Lady MarmaladeChic - Everybody DanceSister Sledge - Lost In MusicT-Connection – Do What You Wanna DoBettye Lavette – Doin' The Best That I Can (Remix)Karen Young – Hot ShotBombers – (Everybody) Get Dancin'The Gap Band - Oops Upside Your HeadG.Q. – Disco Nights (Rock Freak)Fern Kinney - Baby Let Me Kiss YouFern Kinney - Groove MeAzymuth – Jazz CarnivalGary's Gang – Let's Lovedance TonightBarbra Streisand / Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)Shalamar – Right In The SocketThe Players Association – Turn The Music Up!Harry Thumann – UnderwaterKool & The Gang - Jungle BoogieLabi Siffre - I Got TheThe Dells - No Way BackClaudja Barry – Love For The Sake Of LoveOsibisa – Sunshine DayDisco Warriors – Cumbaya DiscoLinda Hopkins – It's In Your BloodCeli Bee & The Buzzy Bunch – SupermanEsther Williams – You Gotta Let Me Show YouCaroline Crawford – Coming On StrongDee Dee Bridgewater – Bad For MeSuzi Lane – HarmonyGibson Brothers – Ooh! What A LifeChicago – Street PlayerPositive Force – We Got The Funk
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:39 (five days ago) Permalink
actually please strike 'street player' from the record, i'd forgotten it goes on for about seven years too long
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:54 (five days ago) Permalink
Average White Band - Pick Up The Pieces
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 22:55 (five days ago) Permalink
Donna Summer - Our Love
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Tuesday, 21 March 2017 23:37 (five days ago) Permalink
Thanks a lot Mike for doing the spotify playlist, i am going to listen the heck out of that this week
Could I just make one humble request please? can you swap that godawful new version of 'let's lovedance tonight' with the original as found on the Keep On Dancin' album? Thanks!
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:18 (four days ago) Permalink
'Tis done. I thought I'd been thwarted, but it's on as "Let's Love Dance Tonight".
― mike t-diva, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 00:40 (four days ago) Permalink
I was dying to nom "I'll Bet You," but it originally came out as a single in 1969. Did we decide the rules about records like that?
Al Green - L-O-V-EIsley Brothers - Footsteps in the DarkIsley Brothers - Live It UpPleasure - GlideRobert Palmer - Every Kinda PeopleStevie Wonder - All In Love Is FairStevie Wonder - VisionsStevie Wonder - Too High
― Futuristic Bow Wow (thewufs), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 02:04 (four days ago) Permalink
If it came out late in 1969 and charted in 1970 it's fine by me. I can't check every single release date, though, so let me know if something has slipped through. off-topic: what's a good site for chart statistics?
― ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 06:52 (four days ago) Permalink
song-database.com is good and accurate for billboard charts (tho not complete for all charts). if you view too many chart trajectories, tho, it'll start asking you to register and pay lol. to avoid that i usually just search for the artist or song i wanna look up and just look at the peak or debut date/peak date that i'm seeking out (w/o clicking on the chart trajectory). for example typing "i'll bet you" into the songs search bar tells me that it entered the chart in the oct. 4, 1969 issue and peaked at #63 in the nov. 1 issue.
for approximate 45rpm single release date estimates i usually look at 45cat.com since the ppl entering info there seem to know their shit and like to quibble over totally trivial shit like months of release, matrix numbers, when it was reviewed in trade journals and other things i don't care about. anyway that site sez the 45 for "i'll bet you" was issued in august '69.
― dyl, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:31 (four days ago) Permalink
Thanks, dyl! Those look really useful.
― ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:49 (four days ago) Permalink
Hamilton Bohannon - Lets Start The Dance
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:50 (four days ago) Permalink
War – Low Rider
― jay kay huysmans (NickB), Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:56 (four days ago) Permalink
xxp - It also means that 'I'll bet you' isn't eligible for this poll. Save it for the 60s poll, which I'm sure will happen in the near future.
― ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 08:04 (four days ago) Permalink
Camille Yarbrough - Take Yo' PraiseDiana Ross - No One Gets The PrizeDiana Ross - The BossDonald Byrd - Change (Makes You Want To Hustle)Donald Byrd - (Fallin' Like) DominoesDorothy Moore - Misty BlueThe Futures - Ain't No Time Fa NothingJean Terrell - How Can You Live Without LoveJohnny Mathis - Life Is A Song Worth SingingLabelle - MoonshadowMartha Reeves - I Should Be ProudMillie Jackson - If You're Not Back In Love By MondayMillie Jackson - Go Out And Get SomeNatalie Cole - Annie MaeNed Doheny - To Prove My LovePleasure - JoyousThe Rolling Stones - Hot StuffSamuel Jonathan Johnson - Reason For The ReasonSamuel Jonathan Johnson - Sweet LoveShuggie Otis - Aht Uh Mi HedStanley Winston - No More Ghettos In AmericaSweet Charles - Yes It's You
― mike t-diva, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:17 (four days ago) Permalink
N.B. I'm still adding non-Spotify tracks to a YouTube page at https://troubled-diva.com/ilm-soulfunkdisco-poll-nominations-tracks-not-on-uk-spotify/ - which has had the grand total of ONE visitor so far!
― mike t-diva, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 10:51 (four days ago) Permalink
A few more good ones. Exactly 800 tracks now.
Millie Jackson - Hurts So GoodPointer Sisters - FireThe O'Jays - 992 ArgumentsCarl Carlton - Everlasting LoveThe Originals - The BellsThe Friends of Distinction - Grazing in the GrassEdwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy DayStoney & Meatloaf - It Takes All Kinds of PeopleFlaming Ember - Mind Body and SoulChuck Brooks - Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Pts 1 & 2The Soul Children - I'll Be the Other WomanKing Floyd - Groove MeThe Tymes - You Little TrustmakerCommodores - Slippery When Wet100 Proof (Aged in Soul) - Somebody's Been SleepingSylvia - Pillow TalkNew York City - I'm Doin' Fine Now
― ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:31 (four days ago) Permalink
Chuck Brooks - Love's Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Pts 1 & 2
― ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:32 (four days ago) Permalink
TEMPORARY NOMINATIONS LIST HERE:
― ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:33 (four days ago) Permalink
(Note that I removed the articles in front of band names for easy sorting and dupe-checking.)
― ArchCarrier, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 13:35 (four days ago) Permalink
The J.B.'s - Givin' Up Food For Funk
― Fastnbulbous, Wednesday, 22 March 2017 17:55 (four days ago) Permalink
Ohio Players - Heaven Must Be Like This
― Fastnbulbous, Thursday, 23 March 2017 18:50 (three days ago) Permalink
Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose – Don’t Ever Be Lonely (Poor Little Fool Like Me)Laura Lee – Rip OffCurtis Mayfield – Doo Doo Wap Is Strong in Here
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Thursday, 23 March 2017 22:32 (three days ago) Permalink
Labelle - Going Down Makes Me Shiver
is missing from the pastebin list.
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 23 March 2017 23:39 (three days ago) Permalink
Some favorites of mine that haven't been nominated yet...
Al Green – You Say ItGene Chandler – Groovy SituationJames Brown – Make it FunkyMarvin Gaye – Is That EnoughFunkadelic – Red Hot Momma Funkadelic – Sexy WaysFunkadelic – Standing on the Verge of Getting It OnParliament – Up For The Down StrokeParliament – Give Up The Funk (Tear the Roof Off the Sucker)Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You For Talkin’ To Me AfricaStevie Wonder – Don’t You Worry ‘bout a ThingWild Tchoupitoulas – Brother John
― kornrulez6969, Thursday, 23 March 2017 23:51 (three days ago) Permalink
Genie Brown - Can't Stop TalkingCrown Heights Affair - Say A Prayer For TwoTaana Gardner - When You Touch MeThe Supremes - I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do The WalkingThe Supremes - Stoned LoveThe Supremes - High EnergyThe Undisputed Truth - Down By The RiverThe Undisputed Truth - You + Me = LovePhreek - WeekendFirst Choice - Armed and Extremely DangerousBT Express - Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)Bunny Sigler - Great Big LiarThe Fantastic Johnny C - Waitin' For The Rain
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Friday, 24 March 2017 01:46 (two days ago) Permalink
I can't believe I forgot to nominate one of my favorite Supremes singles, their first one without Diana Ross:The Supremes - Up the ladder through the roof
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 24 March 2017 13:14 (two days ago) Permalink
Raydio - You Can't Change That
― kornrulez6969, Friday, 24 March 2017 13:45 (two days ago) Permalink
Very glad you caught the Raydio song--one of my favourites (and so poppy, I can see why it was overlooked).
― clemenza, Friday, 24 March 2017 14:46 (two days ago) Permalink
I don't know how much it matters, but I just wanted to note the spelling error in one of my noms:
Curtis Mayfield – Doo Doo Wap Is Strong in Here
Curtis Mayfield - Do Do Wap Is Strong in Here
― some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Friday, 24 March 2017 15:36 (two days ago) Permalink
Aretha Franklin - Call MeAretha Franklin - Spanish HarlemAWB - If I Ever Lose This HeavenBobby Byrd - I Know You Got SoulLee Sain - Them Hot PantsMarvin Gaye - Trouble ManLittle Beaver - Party DownSupremes - Bad WeatherJackson 5 - Lookin' Through The WindowsStevie Wonder - Heaven Is Ten Zillion Light Years Away5th Dimension - Feelin' AlrightEddie Kendricks - Keep on Truckin' Pts 1 & 2Doris Duke - He's Gone (I'm A Loser)Brenda and the Tabulations - One Girl Too Late
― Ρεμπετολογια, Friday, 24 March 2017 21:26 (two days ago) Permalink
Thanks! We're at 852 tracks now with a little more than 48 hours to go.
― ArchCarrier, Friday, 24 March 2017 21:31 (two days ago) Permalink
Um, for the third time...
― Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 24 March 2017 21:36 (two days ago) Permalink
The Rose Royce track should be "I Wanna Get Next to You," not "I Wanna Get to You."
― clemenza, Friday, 24 March 2017 22:14 (two days ago) Permalink
I got the Labelle the second time, don't worry!
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:26 (yesterday) Permalink
btw, that pastebin link is read only, it was just a temp list of the nominations up to that point.
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 07:29 (yesterday) Permalink
I just discovered that the chorus of 'Hard to Handle' is not "let me light your chemicals" but "let me light your candle 'cause". Took me about twenty years... O_O
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:14 (yesterday) Permalink
Of course HtH isn't nominated, but I just heard it in Etta James' live medley with 'Just One More Day', which is.
― ArchCarrier, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:21 (yesterday) Permalink
Johnnie Taylor: Hijackin' Love
― to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:26 (yesterday) Permalink
Three big ones, that shouldn't be left out:James Brown - Funky PresidentMaceo & The Macks - Cross The TracksShirley & Company - Shame Shame Shame
And also my find of the week:Don Thomas - Come On Train
― mike t-diva, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:32 (yesterday) Permalink
Haven't really got time to think about this, but thread needs more First Choice for starters.
First Choice - Smarty PantsFirst Choice - Newsy NeighborsFirst Choice - Yes, Maybe NoFirst Choice - Gotta Get Away (From You Baby)
― Jeff W, Saturday, 25 March 2017 13:33 (yesterday) Permalink
Earth Wind and Fire - EvilCurtis Mayfield - SuperflyTJM - I Don't Need No MusicMarvin Gaye - A Funky Space ReincarnationRufus Thomas - The BreakdownThe Soul Children - It's Out Of My Hands
Akim and the Teddy Vann Production Company - Santa Claus Is A Black ManThe O'Jays – Christmas Ain't Christmas, New Years Ain't New Years Without The One You LoveMargie Joseph - Christmas GiftThe Staple Singers - Who Took the Merry Out of ChristmasRufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa Baby
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 26 March 2017 15:29 (three hours ago) Permalink