Life Is Music is the third studio album recorded by American female vocal trio The Ritchie Family, released in 1977 on the Marlin label. The album features the title track, which peaked at No. 8 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart along with songs "Lady Luck" and "Disco Blues". "Life Is Music" also peaked at No. 74 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.
Chocolate limes, buttered brazils, sherbert dib-dabs and marshmallows. Food writer Nigel Slater charts the origins of British sweets and chocolates from medicinal, medieval boiled sweets to the chocolate bars that line the supermarket shelves today. With adverts of the sweets everyone remembers and loves, this nostalgic, emotional and heartwarming journey transports Nigel back to his childhood by the powerful resonance of the sweets he used to buy with his pocket money. Nigel recalls the curiously small toffee that inspired him to write his memoir, the marshmallow, which he associates with his mother, and the travel sweet, which conjures up memories of his father.
Batdorf & Rodney had some modest success with their eponymous second album, and their third record, 1975's Life Is You, built on that record's progress, charting higher and launching a modest hit with a cover of Jim Weatherly's "You Are a Song," which stayed on the charts for seven weeks, peaking at number 87. "You Are a Song" is an example of what's right with the record – a sentimental, sweet tune draped in strings and harmonies, a pefect representation of how folk-rock turned into mellow soft rock by emphasizing the melody and the feel. The rest of the record treads the same ground but not quite as successfully, largely because the songwriting of Batdorf & Rodney isn't as consistently good as Weatherly (who contributes another standout, "To a Gentler Time"). The duo – John Batdorf on lead vocals, Mark Rodney on lead acoustic guitar – are very earnest and intent on writing serious material (one track is a two-piece suite which, ironically, provides one of the better melodies here).