30 October 2010

Hi Folks

So far I never posted any video on the blog. I will start today and will break the rule twice, as the video I want you to watch is not 70s focused, although it is related to the 70s indirectly.

This short documentary, sponsored by the fashion brand Diesel, was made by Orlando Von Einsiedel. It shows how skate is helping rebuild society in Kabul Afganistan. The topic and the images are incredibly powerful and beautiful.

We tend to forget that a simple thing as skating means freedom actually, and that what may seem leisure for us is a life saver for others. It's a deep message to remind us how we should enjoy simple things and cherish them. But also how we should share them with more people.

Skate was born in the 70s, and as an ocasional skater myself I felt this video had its place here

Great disco at Soundsofthe70s today with this special pick:

Alton McClain - More of you 1979 (Polydor)
Robert Brookins / Madeline Carroll / Terry Mc Fadden

Guitars: Paul M. Jackson / Wah Wah Watson / L. Marlo Henderson
Percussion : Jack Ashford
Drims: James Gadsen
Bass: Nathan L. Watts

Original 1979 US pressing LP vinyl rip with 1979 Accuphase (Japan) HIFI system

"More of you" is a great 1979 disco track from Alton McClain second album. The quality of Alton's band (see the lineup) and music surely had to do with producer and arranger Frank E. Wilson as well as to the fact that Alton was friend (and eventually married) with legendary songwriter producer Skip Scarborough. The band arrived late in the 70s and was bound to be short-lived as time changed...

Although the counter speaks, comments are always welcome!

23 October 2010

Super cool 1979 Jazz-Funk-Disco-Reggae from Airto Moreira best album from where also comes the legendary "Toque de Cuica" track.

Airto Moreira - Movin on up (Warner 1979)
arranged by Marcos Valle and Airto Moreira