Friday, March 2, 2012

K-Tel's "Pure Power" This Month on Adventures in Vinyl

This month on Adventures in Vinyl we are heading back to the 70s with a great compilation called Pure Power. This is K-Tel at its finest with a very eclectic mix of tunes.  Although it was released in 1977, most of the songs are from 1976, so I suspect it was released early in the year.  

On this album you can find "Dream Weaver" and Diana Ross' "Theme from Mahogany."   There's also ELO, The Doobie Brothers, Kiss and....Paul Anka... Alice Cooper and Hall & Oates, to name a few.  This is a great example of what I like most about K-Tel:  the hodge-podge of songs that are next to each other on a single compilation.  I have said it before and I will say it again:  K-Tel pioneered the concept of "shuffle" decades before the invention of the iPod.

Here's the commercial that appeared on American tv in 1977 advertising Pure Power.

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