Love, Reel to Real (RSO 1974)
I already posted this song once before, but now I'm infatuated with this cover version by Love. Everyone knows Forever Changes, but Love have got a lot more music that's worth your time -- I'm gonna do a big post later on, but for now just check out their DeVaughan groove. This album may win the prize for worst cover / best music .... I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but that bubble-baby is way creepy.
Curtis Mayfield, Sweet Exorcist (Curtom 1974)
One of the more slept-on Curtis records. Why does "Kung Fu" shows up on the best-of-Mayfield compilations when there are tracks like this one to choose from? Bow down.