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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Check It Out Hit Single Bobby Womack

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 5

1.Band Of Gold by Freda Payne: Written by legendary Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland under the pseudonym Edythe Wayne and Ron Dunbar (due to legal issues), Band Of Gold was first recorded by Soul singer Freda Payne. Released as a single in 1970, it reached No. 20 on the Soul/R&B Chart and No. 3 on the Pop Chart. It also spent six weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles Chart and thus became Freda Payne’s first Gold single....
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on June 10, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Lets Get It On Hit Single Marvin Gaye

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 4

1.Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) and Keeper Of The Castle by The Four Tops: Having left Motown in 1972 to sign with ABC Records, The Four Tops released the LP Keeper Of The Castle (No. 33 on the Pop Chart) in 1973. The first single released from the album was Keeper Of The Castle, which became their first Top 10 hit in several years, reaching No. 10 on the Pop Chart and No. 7 on the Soul/R&B Chart....
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on June 5, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
That Lady Hit Single Isley Brothers

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 3

  1.Use Ta Be My Girl and Brandy (I Really Miss You) by The O’Jays: In 1978 The O’Jays released their 11th studio album, So Full Of Love, an LP that reached No. 6 on the Pop Chart and No. 1 on the Soul/R&B Chart. Use Ta Be My Girl topped the Soul/R&B Chart and reached No. 4 on the U.S. Pop Chart and No. 12 on the U.K. Chart. Inexplicably, Brandy (I Really Miss You) only made it to No. 79 on...
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on May 10, 2014
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Wanna Be Startin Somethin Hit Single Michael Jackson

Classic 1980s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 2

1.Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ and Billie Jean by Michael Jackson: In 1982, Michael Jackson released his sixth full-length release, Thriller (the follow-up to 1979’s Off The Wall), which reached No. 1 on the Soul/R&B and Pop charts and picked up an impressive haul of eight Grammy Awards, including “Album Of The Year”. All of seven singles were released from Thriller (out of 9 album tracks), and...
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on March 15, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Whats Going On Hit Single Marvin Gaye

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 2

1.What’s Going On and Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye: The title track of Gaye’s groundbreaking and timeless sociopolitical protest album What's Going On, released by Motown Records in 1971, was a huge hit on all accounts – creatively, critically and commercially (Pop No. 2 , Soul/R&B No. 1), as was the LP itself, reaching No. 6 on the Pop Chart and No. 1 on the Soul/R&B Chart....
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on February 15, 2014
Friday, January 10, 2014
The Influence of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys Vol. 3

The Influence of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Vol. 2

This is a continuation of The Influence of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Vol. 1. The following list consists of yet more songs that owe a huge debt to the wondrous music and harmonies of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Held in high esteem by countless songwriters, both past and present, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys remain some of the most influential songwriters and harmony singers of all time....
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on January 10, 2014
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Classic 1980s Soul RB and Funk Vol. 1

Classic 1980s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 1

 1.Back Together Again and You Are My Heaven by Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway: In 1980, in an attempt to repeat the success of 1972’s Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, the two Soul singers decided to record another duets album together. Tragically, it wasn’t meant to be, as Donny Hathaway committed suicide after having recorded only two songs (both were released as singles), leaving it to Roberta Flack to record the remaining five songs on her own....
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on December 26, 2013
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
California Dreamin Hit Single the Mamas and the Papas

California Dreamin’: Classic Songs Recorded by Various Artists, Vol. 1

California Dreamin’ is a song that came to The Mamas & The Papas’ main songwriter songwriter John Phillips in a dream one night in 1963, while he and the band were still living in New York. He then woke up band member Michelle Phillips, and she helped him write the song, which has long since become a certified classic (Rolling Stone magazine placed it at No. 89 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs Of All time”)...
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on November 20, 2013
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