Friday, September 4, 2015

Various Artists - 1994 "Rock Instrumental Classics Vol.3 The Seventies"

Rhino's third rock instrumentals volume covers the '70s, a period that found disco, funk, and fusion joining the formula alongside one-shot concept works and the usual novelty numbers. The 18 cuts include stomping club/funk from B.T. Express and Brass Construction, King Curtis' updated honking sax cover of Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love," very stylized material from the Electric Light Orchestra and Deodato, and memorable outings by Billy Preston, Edgar Winter, and AWB. Gary Glitter, Edgar Winter, the Chakachas, Rhinoceros, and Van McCoy offer lighter pop variations, and "Sun Goddess" was a musically adventurous excursion into fusion by Earth, Wind & Fire.


  1. Joy  - Tom Parker
  2. Outa-Space  - Billy Preston
  3. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)  -  MFSB
  4. The Hustle  -  Soul City Symphony
  5. Movin'  -  Brass Construction
  6. Sun Goddess  - Ramsey Lewis
  7. Whole Lotta Love  - King Curtis
  8. Daybreaker  -  Electric Light Orchestra
  9. Also Sprach Zarathurstra (Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey)  -  Deodato
  10. Rock & Roll, Pt. 2  - Gary Glitter
  11. Pick Up the Pieces  -  Average White Band
  12. A Fifth of Beethoven  -  Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band
  13. Popcorn  -  Hot Butter
  14. Express  -  B.T. Express
  15. Jungle Fever  -  Chakachas
  16. K-Jee  -  Nite-Liters
  17. Apricot Brandy  -  Rhinoceros
  18. Frankenstein  - Edgar Winter

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