Living musically in the year of 1976 opened my ears and eyes to some sounds this American kid somehow hadn't stumbled across.
My biggest eye opener of the year was A Love Trilogy. Teaming up with Moroder was a match made in disco heaven.
The Abyssinians Kniow Jah Today I had never heard of the Abyssinians until this year and now Satta Massagana is my favorite reggae album of 1976. A big deal!
Radio Birdman : Snake Another track from the year's best EP. Dig the Dolls influence!
The Quick : No No Girl - a delightful blast of Kim Fowley produced power pop.
Cartola : Sei Chorar A great backstory makes this 1976 album even more amazing. Cartola was a Samba legend who vanished for decades before a journalist found the old man washing cars.
Terry Reid : Faith to Arise Just feel good California rock from the legendary UK vocalist
Status Quo : Mystery Song A slow burner from a band I'm only now learning to respect
Invisible : Perdonado (Niño condenado) - a beautiful discovery from Argentina!