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Wayne’s Music 4/5 February 2012 … The Best Of The 70s you never heard.

Holdin On To yesterday           the first song that David Pack and Joe Puerta wrote together with the soulful violin bits by Daniel Kobialka.

The Spirit Of Radio                 Rush – the Canadian Band with one of the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame’s 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

Slow Dancin’ Don’t Turn Me On          The Addrisi Brothers, Don and Dick , from Massachusetts, who came from The Flying Addrisis, a family acrobatic troupe. 

 Don’t Look Back             Boston  - the band that was born in a basement.

Thunder And Lightning                  Shy Coltrane started out playing jazz, funk and rock in Chicago bars and clubs.  This was her first US hit in 1972, and the word is that a new album is expected this year.

 Blue Collar man           here’s a Styx song that got a hammering in 1978 when the album “Pieces Of Eight” was released.

Tin Man                      America with the first single from the Holiday album of 1974 – recorded in 15 days at Martin’s Air Studios in London with the legendary George Martin in the producers chair.

 I saw The Light              Todd Rundgren taking us right back to 1972 with the song that was intended to become The hit single from the album called “Something/Anything?”

Dazed And Confused               October 1968, at Olympic Studios in London – rock history is made with the recording of LED ZEPPELIN’s first album.

 Deacon Blues                 Steely Dan with their song about winning and losing in life

Woman From Tokyo               from the album completed just three months before DEEP PURPLE tore itself apart because of intense personal differences in 1973. 

Still The One             Orleans – took their name from the Louisiana style of music they were influenced by in the early days of the band forming.

Wayne’s Music Sunday 5 February 2012.  The best Of The 70s you never heard.      PART ONE

Instant Replay                       one from The Disco Box – it was about 1974 when Disco’s aboveground emergence happened ;  a string of #1 pop hits put the music industry on notice that clubs were discovering records that coukld make the whole world dance.

 Black Cow                     Steely Dan – with another highly polished production – it was nothing for Donald Fagen and Walter Becker to take a year and dozens of studio musicians to produce an album of ten songs.

Phantom Writer            Gary Wright – this is from the album which followed Dream Weaver … “The Light Of Smiles”

The Rubber Band man                  The Spinners – the Quintette from Detroit – not to be confused with the British Folk Group, commanded a chart presence in the 70s.


You Don’t Have To be A Star            Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Junior.                                                       

 Drivers Seat              Sniff ‘n’ The Tears from the Fickle Heart album in late 1979.

Dead Flowers                something from Sticky Fingers when the Rolling Stones were dabbling with a bit of “country”. 

Smoke From A Distant Fire        The Sanford Townsend Band – a blue eyed soul group led by keyboard players Ed Sanford and Johnny Townsend, a couple of Alabama boys who used to open concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Marshall Tucker Band, Charlie Daniels, Jimmy Buffett, Foreigner, Heart and others in the seventies.        

  I Wish                                    from a classic seventies album, Songs In The key Of Life – Stevie Wonder had a number one single with lyruics focused on his childhood.  

Old Time Rock And Roll                  Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band with what has become a standard in popular music since its inclusion in the Tom Cruise Movie “Risky Business” in 1983.

 Sampa                         Portuguese singer/writer/guitarist Caetano  Veloso ... his song Sampa was the knickname for the city of Sao Paulo.        

Southern man                 from  “After The Gold Rush”  - Neil Young had a star-studded lineup in the studio  - namely Nils Lofgren, Ralph Molina, Steven Stills, Danny Whitten, and Greg Reeves

 Inner City Blues            Marvin Gaye from the landmark album “What’s Going On’ in 1971

Still … You Turn me On                  Emermson, lake and palmer  - from Brain Salad Surgery – what an album – from 1973. 

 Tuesdays Gone             Lynard Skynard  - Al Kooper’s melotron opens up this classic number from the first album. 

 No Woman No Cry                   Bob Marley And The Wailers – the big single from Natty Dread in 74.