Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sucking in the 70's - Volume 4

   Yes, it's time again for another volume of 70's music.  This one's heavier on the popular soul music of the 70's.  There's still a few of them durn guilty pleasures, but I defy you to say anything bad about The Jackson 5's take on Clifton Davis' (who, of course, was on the short lived 70s sitcom That's My Mama) Never Can Say Goodbye.  (The first three volumes are still available, btw.)


Livin' Thing ELO
Strawberry Letter 23 The Brothers Johnson
Everlasting Love Carl Carlton
#9 Dream John Lennon
You're Only Lonely J.D. Souther
If You Don't Know Me By Now Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes
Never Can Say Goodbye The Jackson 5
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go Bob Dylan
Dueling Banjos Eric Weissberg &Steve Mandell
American Girl Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Jeepster T.Rex
I Can't Stand the Rain Ann Peebles
Band of Gold Freda Payne
Suavecito Malo
Without You Nilsson
Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong B.J. Thomas
Show and Tell Al Wilson
Grandma's Hands Bill Withers
The Air That I Breathe The Hollies
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) The Delfonics


Anonymous said...

A fine addition to the 70's bag. You should feel no shame or guilt - I don't! Great memories of slow dances at the school disco - ah, the passion, the romance, the rejection... Thanks for posting.

Ishkabibliophile said...


You forgot the lousy drugs. :) Seriously, I won't defend the artistic merit of all the songs in this collection, but the first half of the 70s really was, imho, a great period for pop music.

Dolmance said...

Nothing from the 70's can beat Michael Jackson's "Ben." It's so good, that really nothing else recorded during the 70's is anything more than fluff.

Ishkabibliophile said...

I can't deny the sublime qualities of Ben, but you gotta admit he also nails Never Can Say Goodbye.