Sunday, November 20, 2016

Top 1970's Soul/Funk/Disco Albums (Poll)

1970's Funk/Soul/Disco Album Poll.  Since this was a Golden Era for all 3 genres, I had no problem coming up with albums I loved.

Rules were pretty easy: vote for up to 100 albums. However, in this poll we had to choose from a bunch of albums that readers nominated.  So, some I would have voted for weren't listed:  a different Hall & Oates, Sylvester.  There were also no KC & The Sunshine Band albums despite the fact that they were a huge Disco/R&B presence in the 70's.

1. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
2. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
3. Spinners - Spinners (1973)
4. Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)
5. Earth, Wind & Fire - Gratitude (1975)
6. Funkadelic - One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
7. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
8. Stylistics - The Stylistics (1971)
9. Average White Band - AWB (1974)
10. Chic - Risqué (1979)
11. Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On (1971)
12. O'Jays - Back Stabbers (1972)
13. Al Green - Call Me (1973)
14. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (1973)
15. Millie Jackson - Caught Up (1974)
16. Bill Withers - Still Bill (1972)
17. Teddy Pendergrass - Life Is a Song Worth Singing (1978)
18. Smokey Robinson - A Quiet Storm (1975)
19. Donna Summer - Bad Girls (1979)
20. Ashford & Simpson - Is It Still Good to Ya (1978)
21. Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace (1972)
22. Isley Brothers - 3 + 3 (1973)
23. Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (1973)
24. James Brown - Sex Machine (1970)
25. Parliament - Mothership Connection (1975)
26. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Imagination (1973)
27. Spinners - Pick of the Litter (1975)
28. Boz Scaggs - Silk Degrees (1976)
29. Commodores - Zoom (1977)
30. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book (1972)
31. Deniece Williams - This Is Niecy (1976)
32. Ray, Goodman & Brown - Ray, Goodman & Brown (1979)
33. Earth, Wind & Fire - All 'n All (1977)
34. Barry White - Can't Get Enough (1974)
35. Wild Tchoupitoulas - The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)
36. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - To Be True (1975)
37. Chi-Lites - (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People (1971)
38. Blue Magic - Blue Magic (1974)
39. Jackson 5 - ABC (1970)
40. Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970)
41. Donny Hathaway - Everything Is Everything (1970)
42. Ohio Players - Honey (1975)
43. Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan - Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (1975)
44. Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear (1978)
45. Swamp Dogg - Total Destruction to Your Mind (1970)
46. Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way Of The World  (1975)
47. Parliament - Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome (1977)
48. Funkadelic - Maggot Brain  (1971)
49. Sly & The Family Stone - Fresh (1973)
50. Bill Withers - Just as I Am (1971)
51. Ashford & Simpson - So So Satisfied (1977)
52. WAR - All Day Music  (1971)
53. Labelle - Nightbirds (1974)
54. Kool & the Gang - Wild and Peaceful (1973)
55. Al Green - I'm Still in Love With You (1972)
56. Chic - C'est Chic  (1978)
57. Staple Singers - Be Altitude: Respect Yourself (1972)
58. Van Morrison - Moondance  (1970)
59. Meters - Rejuvenation (1974)
60. Delfonics  (1970)
61. Van Morrison - Moondance  (1970)
62. Isley Brothers - Heat Is On  (1975)
63. Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band  (1976)
64. Isaac Hayes - Shaft  (1971)
65. Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel  (1974)
66. Aretha Franklin - Spirit In The Dark  (1970)
67. Heatwave - Too Hot To Handle (1976)
68. Stylistics - Round 2  (1972)
69. Raydio (1978)
70. Bee Gees - Main Course (1975)
71. Syreeta - Stevie Wonder Presents (1974)
72. Jacksons - Destiny (1978)
73. Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody (1975)
74. WAR - Why Can't We Be Friends (1975)
75. Gil Scott-Heron - Pieces Of A Man (1971)
76. Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted and Black (1972)
77. Daryl Hall & John Oates - Abandoned Luncheonette (1973)

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