I'd take '77/78 over any of the other years mentioned in the article. Heatwave, Earth, Wind & Fire, Parliament/Funkadelic...the spring of '78 was pretty powerful, as was the fall....Heatwave followed up "Boogie Nights" with "Grooveline." Earth, Wind and Fire was still hittin' it with "All 'n All," then dropped a greatest hits album that had the newly released, "Got To Get You Into My Life." Commodores may have been the hottest group out there; with Rick James, the Jacksons, and Prince, who debuted "Soft and Wet."
I remember these like it was yesterday...and I grooved to them during the spring of '78 (freshman year at Morehouse) as well as the fall...good times!!