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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.