Friday, May 19, 2006

Super Sounds of '77

Next week the GSWSP will play host to "Super Sounds of '77," featuring three albums that were released in 1977 during the absolute height of Star Wars mania.

Wait a minute, did I just say three albums? Three?! What the hell is going on? What about the other two days? Did they shorten the weeks, or am I suddenly feeling lazy?

The answer is neither! Thursday and Friday will be dedicated to the double album that contains the song that was number one on the Billboard Charts the day Star Wars was released - May 25, 1977.

The song?

"Sir Duke."

The artist?

Stevie Wonder.

The album?

Songs in the Key of Life.

The schedule?

5/22: AC/DC-Let There Be Rock
5/23: Iggy Pop-Lust for Life
5/24: Meatloaf-Bat Out of Hell
5/25: Stevie Wonder-Songs in the Key of Life (Disc 1)
5/26: Stevie Wonder-Songs in the Key of Life (Disc 2)

I desperately wanted to do an entire week of 1977 albums containing number one singles from that year, but that would have entailed purchasing This One's For You by Barry Manilow AND Part 3 by KC and the Sunshine Band. I'm dedicated to this project, but not that dedicated. Barry and KC will have to wait until I can get some free handouts.

In the works for future weeks: "Super Sounds of '80," "Super Sounds of '83," and "Super Sounds of the Special Editions." Rock!


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