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Wayne’s Music 15/16 December 2012.  Those funky 70s.

Superstition                             Stevie Wonder. This was Wonder’s second #1 in the US. 

Don’t Pull Your Love              Glen Campbell with a song originally released by Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds in 1971 …

What’s Going On                    Until this song,  Marvin Gaye rarely participated in the songwriting process. For this 1971 album, he took control of the production so he could make a statement as an artist.

Cruel To be Kind                    Nick Lowe co-wrote the song with his Brinsley Schwarz band mate, Ian Gomm, for the Brinsley Schwarz album, It's All Over Now, though said album was never officially released. In 1979, Lowe re-recorded the song for his second solo album, Labour of Lust.

Bang A Gong                T Rex – this to me is a great example of "Glam Rock."

Wild World          Cat Stevens with his first song to chart in the United States. 

Midnight Rider              This is Gregg Allman's signature song, describing how he continues on in the face of obstacles.  

Marie Jeanne                George Baker (born Hans Bouwens) is the founder of George Baker Selection, a Volendam outfit which, in the 1970s, became one of the very few Dutch groups to became world famous, probably by moving to a more middle-of-the-road Dutch folk-tinged pop repertoire.

Both Sides Now             This was the first hit song written by Joni Mitchell, whose version appeared on her 1969 album Clouds

Helen Wheels                 Wings  .. Paul McCartney’s nickname for his Land Rover vehicle ("Hell-on-Wheels").

Black Water                   Doobie Brothers This song is about the Mississippi River, with lyrics likely inspired by Mark Twain's books Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, which depicted life on the "Black Water." 

Up The Junction           Squeeze - with an unusual song in that it has no chorus, and the title appears only in the last line. 

Hotel California            Eagles sing about materialism and excess. California is used as the setting, but it could relate to anywhere.

Wayne’s Music Sunday 16 December 2012.  Those Funky 70s.  PART ONE.

Lay Down Sally             This is the first track on the album. "Slowhand" is a nickname given to Eric Clapton by the group's manager when he was with The Yardbirds. He got it because of his laid-back guitar style

 

Can’t get Enough of Your Love babe                  Barry White The warm, cozy tones of this song place it squarely in the heyday of '70s soul music. Barry White’s music is considered one of the precursors to Disco.



Can’t You See               This became the anthem song for The Marshall Tucker Band. 

 

PART TWO.

 

Bohemian Rhapsody               Queen  Thanks to this track, A Night At The Opera was the most expensive album ever made at the time.

Monkberry Moon delight                  Ram is an album by Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney, released in 1971, the only album credited to the pair. It was the second of the two albums McCartney released between leaving The Beatles and forming Wings  

Windflowers                  Seals and Crofts – one of the top soft-rock duos of the 70s …

Street Life                      Randy Crawford with American Jazz band The Crusaders on the title track of the 1979 album. 

Suffragette City              David Bowie with the song he wrote for Mott The Hoople, but they turned it down for some reason. 

The Stranger                  Billy Joel …This song is about how when we think we know somebody, we often hardly know that person at all.

Funky Kingston            Toots and The maytalls …

Let It be                The Beatles.  The thing I always remember about the song is that it was the first Beatles song released in The Soviet Union. The single made it there in 1972. 

Run Through The Jungle                 Creedence Clearwater revival – John Fogerty’s take on the proliferation of guns in America in the 70s …

Us And Them                Pink Floyd  …this began as a piano piece Rick Wright came up with while working on the soundtrack to the 1970 movie Zabriskie Point. It didn't make the soundtrack, but they worked with it at the Dark Side Of The Moon sessions and it eventually became this song.

In The Summertime                Mungo Jerry with Britain’s biggest selling single in 1970.

What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding       Elvis Costello … included on American editions of Costello's 1979 album Armed Forces.