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Title: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on April 16, 2015, 07:07:23 am
Renaming the thread -- as I'm going to update it from time to time...

As a child of the 70s (and late 60s), I was big fan of bubblegum music. This song certainly belongs to that genre. It only reached #20 on Billboard Charts. A different version from a British group made it to number 1 in the U.K (it's also on Youtube -- with the band performing for 'Top of the Pops', but failed to chart in the States. I heard it several months ago on an oldies channel and recall liking it -- though I had no idea what the title was or who was singing it. I recently purchased a new vehicle that has Sirius XM -- and this was on the 70s channel the other day. It's by a brother/sister act - Mac & Katie Kissoon (though if you can determine what Mac brought to the group in the way of vocals -- you're better than me).

It's very catchy -- as most bubblegum music is -- despite the somewhat inane lyrics. You can almost imagine this as a song playing while Scooby and the gang -- or Josie and the Pussycats attempt to evade a bad guy (loved those musical chase scenes).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGuzukN0u-k&list=LLrn2C1iGK83R4-k05XQfEMQ&index=3


Title: Re: Chirpy Chripy Cheap Cheap (70s hit I never heard).
Post by: Harbinger on April 16, 2015, 07:25:55 am
Dont you know....about the bird?   [sign]


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on April 17, 2015, 12:41:28 pm
Dont you know....about the bird?   [sign]

It's the word!


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on April 17, 2015, 12:42:42 pm
Sirius 70s on 7 is becoming a bit of an addiction of mine. Here's a song I never heard before today...

Ffun by Con Funk Shun  O0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUR7fZV9Vpo

Good Summer song.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 19, 2015, 09:34:19 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9obRQDQsEI

I was very fascinated to find out that Punk Rock was actually invented by 3 black dudes from Detroit ( aka Motwon ) of all places.  Also, they invented it in the early 70s.  Fucking amazing!


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: fishmilkshake on April 20, 2015, 06:34:53 am
I can dig it.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on April 20, 2015, 02:06:36 pm

I was very fascinated to find out that Punk Rock was actually invented by 3 black dudes from Detroit ( aka Motwon ) of all places.  Also, they invented it in the early 70s.  Fucking amazing!

The opening song is good. So were these guys popular in the punk scene? I really only knew the punk artists that found their way into the mainstream.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Harbinger on April 20, 2015, 03:34:12 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9obRQDQsEI

I was very fascinated to find out that Punk Rock was actually invented by 3 black dudes from Detroit ( aka Motwon ) of all places.  Also, they invented it in the early 70s.  Fucking amazing!
Aint no rule says black guys gotta just rap or soul. there was a metal band, the name escapes me, who had a black lead singer and the dude was fucking awesome! Good music is universal!


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 20, 2015, 08:15:07 pm
The opening song is good. So were these guys popular in the punk scene? I really only knew the punk artists that found their way into the mainstream.

From what I understand, nobody really understood them.  They recorded the album, but no label would sign them.  'Punk' didn't exist yet, and people hated their name.  The masters just sat untouched in the one dudes house for decades.  They have only recently been 'discovered'.  Kind of a shame.



Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 20, 2015, 08:15:56 pm
there was a metal band, the name escapes me, who had a black lead singer and the dude was fucking awesome! Good music is universal!

It may have been HIRAX....


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Engineernerd on April 28, 2015, 07:12:52 am
I saw this thread and reminded me of a Mrs. Nerd conversation recently. Mrs. Nerd is the more musically inclined and probably knows more about it than I do about toys, TV and movies put together. I was watching The Big Lebowski and asked if she knew who did the What Condition my Condition Was In song. She didn't and also didn't believe me when I said it was Kenny Rogers. We had to Google it. It is the only time I have done that in anything musically related with her.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on April 29, 2015, 05:38:12 pm
The internet has been a truly awesome musical resource to me!  Finding out undecipherable lyrics in a matter of seconds has came in so handy!


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on May 01, 2015, 05:22:44 pm
I saw this thread and reminded me of a Mrs. Nerd conversation recently. Mrs. Nerd is the more musically inclined and probably knows more about it than I do about toys, TV and movies put together. I was watching The Big Lebowski and asked if she knew who did the What Condition my Condition Was In song. She didn't and also didn't believe me when I said it was Kenny Rogers. We had to Google it. It is the only time I have done that in anything musically related with her.

Yeah, that was before he hit it big as a country pop/rock star with Lucille. He was leader singer for a group called First Edition. They had another midling hit named "Something's Burning". I was never a fan of 'Lucille', but did like the Gambler and his duet with Dottie West (Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD-bnNcFNBc


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Engineernerd on May 18, 2015, 11:12:15 am
I saw this thread and reminded me of a Mrs. Nerd conversation recently. Mrs. Nerd is the more musically inclined and probably knows more about it than I do about toys, TV and movies put together. I was watching The Big Lebowski and asked if she knew who did the What Condition my Condition Was In song. She didn't and also didn't believe me when I said it was Kenny Rogers. We had to Google it. It is the only time I have done that in anything musically related with her.

Yeah, that was before he hit it big as a country pop/rock star with Lucille. He was leader singer for a group called First Edition. They had another midling hit named "Something's Burning". I was never a fan of 'Lucille', but did like the Gambler and his duet with Dottie West (Don't Fall in Love with a Dreamer).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD-bnNcFNBc

I remember my mom playing some of these on 8-track when we were camping. I always liked Coward of the County.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on June 03, 2015, 09:51:02 am
Almost Saturday Night

You may have heard this song before -- as a cover by either Dave Edmunds or Karla DeVito (Danny's sister who toured with Meatloaf). But the original version was by none other than John Fogerty. I wasn't aware of the original version until recently -- as it only reached #78 on the top 100 way back in 1975. Hard to believe -- as it's a great feel good song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbRoEe0r1Xc&index=194&list=LLrn2C1iGK83R4-k05XQfEMQ


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on June 18, 2015, 01:43:39 pm
Ain't Gonna Bump No More With No Big Fat Woman from the disco era. Is that Misty Knight in the album artwork?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WUMSpa8XuY


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on July 27, 2015, 07:29:51 am
Crabby Appleton anyone? May have heard of the band, but never heard this song. It cracked the top 40 in 1970, then disappeared into obscurity. Definitely more of a 60s pyschedelic sound. Great guitar work!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEn6UGDmT6U


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on September 30, 2015, 11:07:09 am
I didn't know that Cracker's 'Shake Some Action' was a cover of a song from 1976! Original version is by some cats named 'The Flamin' Groovie'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHBR5G8ttoc&list=PLfIr_tyJ33HeusjejAkCqcKj-72FQPcIc&index=164


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on October 09, 2015, 07:26:27 am
I recall hearing this song before, but never knew it was the Beach Boys -- really a departure from their surf sound. Also thought it was Sail On, Sail On, Sail On. Not Sail On, Sail On, Sailor.  Good tune!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQOaLP-qPmk


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on December 31, 2015, 08:30:13 am
Did you know Fleetwood Mac existed before Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined the group? This song is from that era. Steve Welch (Ebony Eyes) is on guiatar and vocals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy-51ZTbFis&index=44&list=PLfIr_tyJ33HeusjejAkCqcKj-72FQPcIc


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on January 31, 2017, 11:38:36 am
One of my favorite David Bowie tunes that I didn't even know existed a couple of years back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLl1MeOCeKI&list=LLrn2C1iGK83R4-k05XQfEMQ&index=215


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: fishmilkshake on January 31, 2017, 08:02:49 pm
"The Flamin' Groovies"

I need to use that somewhere, somehow.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on December 11, 2017, 08:42:47 am
Those old Top 40 countdowns on Sirius 70s are really chock full of lost hits and information. Who knew that the Pointer Sisters had a country hit?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQWgKvvbT1g

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The Pointer Sisters hold the distinction as the first black female group to perform on the hallowed stage of the Grand Ole Opry. “Fairytale” won the Pointer Sisters their first of three highly coveted Grammy Awards for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

The song only went to 37 on the Country charts --- wasn't too well received by radio stations apparently. Scored much higher on Hot 100 topping out at 13 in 1974. To the best of my knowledge, last week was my introduction to the song -- even though my dad listened to country and my mom listened to pop/easy listening.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Engineernerd on December 13, 2017, 02:39:43 pm
Been grooving a bit on the new Buffett album Buried Treasures where he tells stories about these "lost" early 70's track that were found a few years ago. It's all stuff from before his first album, so it's a bit different.

He talks about Gordon Lightfoot being an influence, and you can hear that in the tracks. I think there's some Jim Croce in there as well.

All that said, it's a bit rough around the edges and wont be every Parrothead's cup of tea. He tells a story on a track and then plays the song on the next track. Since I'm listening on CD, it's a little annoying once you've heard the stories once or twice. Digitally, you could make your own playlist, obviously.

He has a track where he does California Dreamin at a breakfast for the Junior Miss USA or something or other that I really kind of dig.

Hoping there is more volumes of this concept.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on December 16, 2017, 05:34:20 pm
I'll occasionally listed to his channel on Sirius -- will assume this stuff will show up there.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Engineernerd on December 18, 2017, 07:28:23 am
I'll occasionally listed to his channel on Sirius -- will assume this stuff will show up there.

I'd be surprised if it wasn't in heavy rotation right now.


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on October 04, 2018, 06:50:31 am
In honor of CB Day (10/4) -- the theme song to BJ and the Bear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGsNZaMnJqk


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on December 03, 2018, 11:46:38 am
Who knew that Joan Jett's version was a cover?! Not me!   [applause]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UETTaHaAnaQ


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Engineernerd on December 03, 2018, 12:10:56 pm
Who knew that Joan Jett's version was a cover?! Not me!   [applause]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UETTaHaAnaQ


Really?

I did know that one.

What about this one?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4o4Q9sd_y4


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Non-Chick Magnet on December 03, 2018, 05:10:07 pm
Wow!  I've never heard of The Arrows and I never knew that! 

Too cool!  8)


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: kcekada on December 03, 2018, 07:19:18 pm
Oh yeah, I knew Bang a Gong before the cover by Robert Palmer and the Power Station. Also knew Tommy James version of Mony, Mony before Billy Idol's version was released. But I've never heard of the Arrows or there version of I love Rock & Roll until very recently.

Threes of her other hits were covers as well -- Do you Wanna Touch Me, and no surprise to most people -- Crimson and Clover (another Tommy James tune) and Everyday People (by the aforementioned Robert Palmer).

Nice how that all worked out.  ;)


Title: Re: Losts 70s songs
Post by: Engineernerd on December 04, 2018, 07:36:26 am
I didn't know Do You Wanna Touch Me.

Runaway (Del Shannon version) was covered in the 80s as a tv theme. I used to pick up on covers from time to from listening to my Mom's old 45's.

I also was talking to somebody in the last couple years that thought Proud Mary was originally a Tina Turner song and didn't know the CCR version.