As i for one owned many of these actually i still do as i'll listen to them while i'm cleaning my house.:)
And the best part shires is that 70's music is so varied - there's something for everyone.
I remember 1972 as one the outstanding years of the decade, romantic music with lots of strings. So many beautiful songs. Here's a song that got constant airplay on every AM station in town that year. This trio did backup for Barry White so he did the phone voice for them on their hit song.
Love Unlimited - Walking in the Rain with the One I Love - 1972:
oh my i do remember this i can't believe i forgot as i own so many and i listen to them all ewven when i'm out in my yard i place my stero close to the window.Just most of these mean something to me guess i'm just a sentimental girl.:)
Wow Crow what an excellent addition with Autumn Leaves. Nice to have Chet Baker on RJ.
Now I would like to add a bit of a surprise of my own.
Thanks to John B. Wells over at Coast To Coast AM the original version of "Strawberry Letter 23" really impressed me, almost as much as the song's creator, Shuggie Otis.
This song was released in the fall of 1971 and I must admit, this is the first time I've ever heard this original version. Heard a lot of music back in the day but this really is a nice sound, familiar and strange all at the same time.
Nice move with the movie track theme crow, I like it!
Now here's a song that should've been the soundtrack for a movie. Pay close attention to the orchestration - very 70's movie stylings if you ask me.
This is the original version of "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by a group called The Undisputed Truth. The group's fist hit song was "Smiling Faces Sometimes" released in 1971. Their second hit song was released in 1972 but it was short-lived when the Temptations rich ballad version of the song dominated the air and the pop charts.
It was 1972 when I got to see this original version performed live on TV. While not as over-the-top as the Temptation's version, this is still a well delivered song. And it just screams "70's" to my ears, lol.
The Undisputed Truth - "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" - 1972:
Big America fan here, don't cha know. Sister Golden Hair always rocks!
Now here's something just for fun.
There's a lot of music that I heard on the radio back in the day that just doesn't get any airtime now. These are the songs that had a following but never made it to "classic" status enough to be on the oldies stations today.
I remember this tune as a regional hit on local radio stations along the eastern seaboard in the early 70's. At the time there was a sorta "bee-bop-retro" thang going down around the Washington D.C. area and this song got a ton of airplay. After I moved out west to attend college I didn"t hear this anymore.
This YouTube clip has the long lead-in drumming that was edited out of the radio-play version btw.
Mac and Katie Kissoon - "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" - 1971: