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Welcome to Sounds of the 70s.blogspot, a page for music lovers and archeologists of forgotten and rare tracks

First, let you know that I have been gathering 70s music over the last 15 years, and now have in stock around 100.000 tracks of 60/70/80s sounds in almost every genre. I'd say 20% is really amazing and deserves to be shared. I wish I could post all of them... Here all tracks I post can be downloaded for personal use. Sondcloud is becoming big, and is increasingly putting pressure on the copyright rights. Many posts are deleted...

WHY THE 70s?
As I put on my blog : Miracles happened.... in the 70s. Beyond the overly marketed "vintage" tag, I really think that music, design, graphic design from the 70s are still hard to beat, just because all was just more authentic, spontaneous. Could a DeLorean exist in the 21st century? Could a Jimi Hendrix or a James Brown show up again? Business was important but secondary and never the main goal of creative talents. Making a pile was a desired option, but it was coming almost accidentaly, after dedication and talent. Commercial bands alrealy existed, but there were a minority and actually could never compete with the real talents of the decade.

WHY A BLOG
Almost 15 years of regular digging in 70s music from all continents helped me built a serious collection that deserves to be shared. My picks have reflected my changing tastes over this period, and I think overall I made little mistakes. Most of this music being on vinyls, I started to rip it a few years ago with a Pro-ject turntable mounted with Ortofon 2M Red + Accuphase 1979 class A material and a Tascam studio converter. I love the sound I now get from this combination. I am not a DJ nor in working the music industry and 70s music is one of the many passion I have.

Music and the need to keep these gemms alive is something that really matters to me, hence the effort spent here. I am an Historian and Archeologist too, of 70s music :)

WHY 70s MUSIC BRINGS A MESSAGE?
"Mankind reached its peak in the 70s" as I semi-ironically coined in my blog. To reach that peak many people had to fight against standards and look for something new... 70s music is an open book about it, and should be a guide to listen to make the world a better place.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER : MUSIC POSTED HERE IS OUT-OF-PRINT, RARE AND NOT AVALAIBLE IN COMMERCIAL NETWORKS. THIS BLOG'S AIM IS NOT TO RUIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, BUT RATHER TO REVIVE IT UNDIGGING LOST GEMMS FOR THE NEXT GENERATIONS

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