Those Swinging Seventies...!

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    Those Swinging Seventies...!

    Flipping around the dial on the way to work this morning, I happened to hear Climax Blues Band's "Couldn't Get It Right".  This was on 101.9 - "Cool Classics" which I didn't even know existed.  It sounds like a robo station.

    Not a bad song at all, although admittedly not an all-star either.  I was kind of impressed with myself that it only took me a few seconds to peg the band's name.

    And it occurred to me that the 70s were unique in many ways, but also because a lot of big hits were still following the 60s pop/rock template, which led to - if not exactly rocking - then a whole slew of sophisticated pop-rock songs that touched on jazz, blues, r&b, etc. in radio-friendly sense.

    It's also no small feat to still sound fresh after 3+ decades in the musical ether...at least enough to get one's feet tapping or make the daily commute more bearable.

    What are some other examples of these kind of b-level, good-but-not-exceptional, radio fodder songs that still resonate with you today or get you singing along if/when you get to hear them.

    I know that after this morning, I felt a strong urge to hear Alan Parson Project's "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You".  Strange magic, indeed....

     

     
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    Flipping around the dial on the way to work this morning, I happened to hear Climax Blues Band's "Couldn't Get It Right".  This was on 101.9 - "Cool Classics" which I didn't even know existed.  It sounds like a robo station.

    Not a bad song at all, although admittedly not an all-star either.  I was kind of impressed with myself that it only took me a few seconds to peg the band's name.

    And it occurred to me that the 70s were unique in many ways, but also because a lot of big hits were still following the 60s pop/rock template, which led to - if not exactly rocking - then a whole slew of sophisticated pop-rock songs that touched on jazz, blues, r&b, etc. in radio-friendly sense.

    It's also no small feat to still sound fresh after 3+ decades in the musical ether...at least enough to get one's feet tapping or make the daily commute more bearable.

    What are some other examples of these kind of b-level, good-but-not-exceptional, radio fodder songs that still resonate with you today or get you singing along if/when you get to hear them.

    I know that after this morning, I felt a strong urge to hear Alan Parson Project's "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You".  Strange magic, indeed....

     

    Just a couple of songs that popped up on my Ipod


    How Long by Ace which featured the vocals of Paul Carack who later was the vocals behind Mike & The Mechanics

    Magnet and Steel Walter Egan featuring Stevie Nicks on backing vocals

     
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    Cool 102 as they call themselves, is one of my favorites as far as Classic rock goes. I like them because they play alot of good oldies. Also because their signal from Falmouth , Ma. comes in nice and clear whether I am in New Bedford, Dartmouth,Tiverton, R.I., Westport or Fall River.

    What irks me is that their playlist is severly limited. They play the same songs just about every day....some I hear twice....and I am only listening for less than an hour each day. Among the songs they play too much, Night Moves, Rhiannon, Superstition, Benny And The Jets....but I don't mind hearing Couldn't Get It Right by Climax Blues Band.....I bought the Greatest Hits of this band , mainly because of this song, which was their only "hit." That is one they don't play too much...as far as I know.

    I will never tire of 70s music....except Disco.

     
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    Here are a few that come to mind:

     

    Ride Captain Ride - Blues Image

    Let's Do It Again - The Staples Singers

    So Into You / Champagne Jam - Atlanta Rhythm Section

    Vehicle - Ides Of March

    Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston

    Love Is Alive - Gary Wright

     

     

     
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    Climax - Precious and few

    Marvin Gaye - "Lets get it on" and "What's going on"

    Sly and the family Stone - It's a family affair

    Carole King - It's too late

    Edwin Star - War

    The undisputed truth - Smiling faces

    Stealers Wheel - Stuck in the middle with you   

    The three degrees - When will I see you again

    Raspberries - Go all the way

    Rare Earth - Celebrate

     

     
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    Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

    Robert Palmer - Every Kind of People

    Gary Wright - Dream Weaver

    Hall & Oates - Maneater

     
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    "Smokin' In the Boy's Room" - Brownsville Station

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zWw0Ru28w

     
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    In response to bombah's comment:

    In response to MattyScornD's comment:

    Flipping around the dial on the way to work this morning, I happened to hear Climax Blues Band's "Couldn't Get It Right".  This was on 101.9 - "Cool Classics" which I didn't even know existed.  It sounds like a robo station.

    Not a bad song at all, although admittedly not an all-star either.  I was kind of impressed with myself that it only took me a few seconds to peg the band's name.

    And it occurred to me that the 70s were unique in many ways, but also because a lot of big hits were still following the 60s pop/rock template, which led to - if not exactly rocking - then a whole slew of sophisticated pop-rock songs that touched on jazz, blues, r&b, etc. in radio-friendly sense.

    It's also no small feat to still sound fresh after 3+ decades in the musical ether...at least enough to get one's feet tapping or make the daily commute more bearable.

    What are some other examples of these kind of b-level, good-but-not-exceptional, radio fodder songs that still resonate with you today or get you singing along if/when you get to hear them.

    I know that after this morning, I felt a strong urge to hear Alan Parson Project's "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You".  Strange magic, indeed....

     

    Just a couple of songs that popped up on my Ipod


    How Long by Ace which featured the vocals of Paul Carack who later was the vocals behind Mike & The Mechanics

    Magnet and Steel Walter Egan featuring Stevie Nicks on backing vocals



    Paul Carrack was also the singer, keyboards for..................................................................................Squeeze

     
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    I heard this one the other day...

    Signs- the Five Man Electrical Band

    Here's another:

    River's Rising- Edgar Winter Group

    and my favorite of the one hit wonders:

    Never Been Any Reason- Head East

     

     
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    Here's a beauty I hear a lot at work:

    What You See Is What You Get- Stoney and Meatloaf....1971, from their only album.

    Love this song, the percussion is great and terrific horns....but the guitar buzzing through this song is unique and so cool.

    I had to look up who actually did this song, but I remember it from when I was a year or two away from starting High School.

     
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    Man, this is tough.   I had to look up a few, to make sure they're in the right timeframe:

     

    Midnight Train to Georgia - Gladys Night / Pips
    (if you watch Modern Family, you'll know why I thought of this song)

    Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time -- The Delfonics  

    Ain't No Sunshine -- Bill Withers

     
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    Competition sung by Carl Carrollton.

    ........... "Competition ain't nothin', if you got a love thats true" ..........

     

    Sorry, I just checked and this song is from 1968.

     
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    In response to SlimPickensIII's comment:

    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    and my favorite of the one hit wonders:

    Never Been Any Reason- Head East




    Phew.  Finally, some common ground.  I mentioned this one earlier too! 




    Sorry , I missed that.

    Love the guitar riff and the percussion....the lyrics are irrelevant.

     
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    Who's That Lady- The Isley Brothers

     
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    Some great ones so far...!

     

    Here are a few more:

     

    Don't Do It - The Band (live version is best, IMO)

    Little Green Bag - George Baker Selection

    Jeepster - T. Rex

    Train Train - Blackfoot

    Virginia Plain - Roxy Music

    Operator - Jim Croce

     

     
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    There's been some great choices by everyone.I had to go listen to a few of the songs mentioned because it had been a while since I heard them.And they still sound good.

    Here's a couple more:

     

    Hocus Pocus - Focus

    Rock and Roll Hootchie Koo - Rick Derringer (Johnny Winter's is good too) 

    30 days in the hole - Humble Pie

    I'm your captain/closer to home - Grand Funk

    Ridin' in my car - NRBQ

    South's going to do it again - Charlie Daniels

    Boom Boom (Out go the lights) - Pat Travers

    Still alive and well - Johnny Winter

    Mississippi Queen - Mountain

    Living for the city - Stevie Wonder

     
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    Shanty - Jonathan Edwards

    Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

    Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

    Wildfire - Skylark

    Hello It's Me - Todd Rundgren

     
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    Alone Again (Naturally) - Gilbert O'Sullivan

    Wildfire - Skylark



    No offence but tunes like these are pretty close to what I would consider 'schlock' - catchy, but smarmy & sentimental.

     

     
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    In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:

    In response to gerbs' comment:

    Gerry Rafferty - Baker Street

    Robert Palmer - Every Kind of People

    Gary Wright - Dream Weaver

    Hall & Oates - Maneater



    Not to be critical, but Maneater was the 80s.



    Good call, there's my senior moment #1.  Trust but verify.

    Senior moment #2 was not thinking of the Isley Brothers, kudos to Zilla.  Who's That Lady is definitely the epitome of Matty's OP description - sophisticated pop-rock songs that touch on jazz, blues, r&b, etc. in radio-friendly sense.

     
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    Spill the wine - War  

    Cisco kid - War

    Low Rider - War

    Why can't we be friends - War

    The world is a ghetto - War

     

    See where I'm going here?

     
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    Some of us like to think we are cool....

    ...but when you look up 'COOL' in the dictionary, there is a picture of Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

    1977- 'A Real Mother For Ya' by the coolest dude who ever lived, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson.

    When you record in the 70s and your middle name is "guitar" you've got to be the coolest dude on Earth!

    If you've never heard this song, search You Tube and listen to any version of it. You won't be disappointed...unless you don't like Funky 70s Guitar players....he was the best of his style.

     
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    Just heard Robert Palmer "Lookin' For Clues" randomly...

    ...love those marimbas!

     
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