MMMM: Singles From 1970

YouTube user Scratchy 45’s put a whole bunch of records from 1970 on their channel. Since that was a big year for me, I picked a few, most favorites. a little over half I’ve played here before. Enjoy!

  1. Blues Image, "Ride, Captain, Ride": I thought this was from later in the ’70’s, but here you go. A great song by a one-hit wonder.
  2. The Jaggerz, "The Rapper": Not a song I particularly liked, but I wouldn’t switch stations if it came on, and it is reflective of the times.
  3. Free, "All Right Now": I don’t remember this one until the summer of ’71, but I’ll go with it here. Free gave us Paul Rodgers, later the vocalist for Bad Company.
  4. Frijid Pink, "House Of The Rising Sun": They couldn’t outdo The Animals’ iconic version, so they made it their own and did a psychedelic one. I like this better.
  5. Edison Lighthouse, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)": Our nun in eighth grade was Sister Rosemary, so the guys threw together somew new lyrics. Not especially edifying, but we had fun.
  6. The Tee Set, "Ma Belle Amie": A band out of Delft in The Netherlands. They only had one hit in the US and, unfortunately, it was this.
  7. Simon & Garfunkel, "Bridge Over Troubled Water": S&G were one of the bands the girls loved and the boys hated, but this was a good one to slow-dance to.
  8. R. Dean Taylor, "Indiana Wants Me": A Canadian best known as a singer, songwriter, and producer for Motown. Indiana is also where the Jackson 5 are from.
  9. Norman Greenbaum, "Spirit In The Sky": A Jewish guy is inspired by a televangelist to write a song about Jesus, and it came out great.
  10. The Shocking Blue, "Venus": Another band from The Netherlands, this one from The Hague. Mariska Veres looked as good as she sang, and we were all in love with her.

And that’s Monday’s Music Moves Me for January 17, 2022.

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14 thoughts on “MMMM: Singles From 1970

  1. Generally, my husband doesn’t listen in (or read, for that matter) on any of my Music Moves Me activities but he came into the room as I began this and stayed for most all of it. He was guessing all the artists, and also mentioned that Donnie Iris was with the Jaggerz. He also confessed that several of these songs are on his list of favs, among them “Indiana Loves Me”. I have some favorites here, too. Did I mention that this was a great set?


  2. I saw Free at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium in 1972. The line-up (in order of appearance) was Todd Rundgren and the Hello People, Free, and Alice Cooper. It was an outstanding concert.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


  3. Great tunes here and some I know well and some not so much like the 2nd tune. I prefer the original House of the Rising Sun by the animals. I like the Canadian song and I had no idea the last song was from that time as I thought it was originally an 80s song. Just shows how many songs are remade.


    1. The Bangles did a great version of “Venus,” but it wasn’t the original. Some of the books said that The Animals invented folk-rock with “House of the Rising Sun.” whether or not they did, it’s a classic, even iconic song.


  4. John,

    Thanks for letting me know Marie is trying to reach me. I got her messages yesterday as well Alana sent me an email. I reached out twice by phone yesterday but didn’t get her. I left a message with my phone number and I sent her an email with it, so hopefully she’ll get one of these.

    You put together an excellent 70s collection of music. I remember these tunes well. I just love music from this decade. I have so many fond memories tied to many of the songs in your set. Thanks for joining the 4M crew on the dance floor, my friend. Have a boogietastic week!


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