1970 Best Of 70s Soul

Cotton Comes To Harlem
One of the tracks that I selected for this cloudcast is 'Band of gold' by Freda Payne. The song. written by Holland-Dozier-Holland after their split from Motown Records, went to number seven in the Netherlands and number three on Billboard in 1970, notching Payne her only Top Ten hit. It went all the way to number one in the UK. The lyrics are about a woman who has been let down by her guy on their wedding night...

Speaking of Motown, according to Jason Ankeny (Allmusic.com), R. Dean Taylor (born 11 May 1939 in Toronto) "remains one of the most underrated acts ever to record under the Motown aegis." As a singer, American audiences know him best for his 1970 Billboard Top 5 hit, 'Indiana Wants Me', about an Indiana murder fugitive that featured police sirens in the intro and an outro that included more sirens and a police officer warning the fugitive that he was surrounded and to give himself up. The single hit #1 in Taylor's native Canada. The song was predominantly featured in the opening minutes of the 1980 American movie, The Ninth Configuration. He is at least as well known in the UK northern soul scene for his other hits, 'Gotta See Jane' and 'There's a Ghost in My House'.

Enjoy this new part of Best Of 70s Soul! Next up is a new episode of Smooth Sailing. It takes off with a song from 1970 as well.


Galt MacDermot – Ed And Digger (Cotton Comes To Harlem)
R. Dean Taylor – Love’s Your Name
Barbara Mason – When You Look At Me
The Spinners – It’s A Shame
James Brown – Funky Drummer
Quincy Jones – They Call Me Mister Tibbs
King Floyd – Groove Me
Marvin Gaye – Abraham Martin And John
Brook Benton – Rainy Night In Georgia
Tyrone Davis – Turn Back The Hands Of Time
Syl Johnson – Concrete Reservation
The Friends Of Distinction ‎– Love Or Let Me Be Lonely
The Delfonics – Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time
The Four Tops – It’s All In The Game
Chairmen Of The Board ‎– Give Me Just A Little More Time
Freda Payne – Band Of Gold
Erma Franklin ‎– Whispers (Gettin' Louder)
The Chi-Lites – I Like Your Lovin’ (Do You Like Mine)
Tony Drake – Suddenly
The Jackson 5 ‎– The Love You Save
Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)
The Temptations ‎– Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
Levi Jackson – This Beautiful Day
Dizzy Gillespie – Matrix


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