ButterFly is the sixteenth studio album by American singer Barbra Streisand. Released on October 1, 1974, by Columbia Records, it marked Streisand’s first album of entirely new material in over three years. Primarily a contemporary pop record recorded throughout 1974, it also incorporates music from the reggae and R&B genres. All of the tracks on […]
Terry Melcher is the first solo album by Terry Melcher, released in 1974 on Reprise. Terrence Paul Melcher (born Terrence Paul Jorden; February 8, 1942 – November 19, 2004) was an American record producer, singer, and songwriter who was instrumental in shaping the mid-to-late 1960s California Sound and folk rock movements. His best-known contributions were […]
Streetlife Serenade is the third studio album by American recording artist Billy Joel, released on October 11, 1974, by Columbia Records. The follow-up to Piano Man (1973), the album was recorded mostly with session musicians—the last such release until 1993’s River of Dreams. Joel sang and played piano and other keyboards, including his first work […]
“The Entertainer” is a single by singer Billy Joel released as the only single from his 1974 album Streetlife Serenade. The song peaked at #34 on the US charts. The song is a cynical and somewhat satirical look at the fleeting fame of a musician and fickle public tastes (“Today I am your champion / […]
Journey is the second album released by record producer Arif Mardin as leader. Released on the Atlantic label in 1974, it features “a veritable who’s who of funk and jazz greats”, many of them regular session and studio musicians who appear on Mardin-produced albums for other artists.
With Everything I Feel In Me is the twenty-first studio album by American singer Aretha Franklin, Released on November 25, 1974, by Atlantic Records. This recording did not do as well commercially as previous Franklin albums. The LP reached #57 on Billboard’s Top Album charts and peaked at #6 on the R&B album charts. None […]
Second Helping is the second studio album by Lynyrd Skynyrd, released April 15, 1974. It features the band’s biggest hit single, “Sweet Home Alabama,” an answer song to Neil Young’s “Alabama” and “Southern Man”, which reached #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974, as well as drummer Bob Burns’ final recordings. Second […]