"All This Love" by DeBarge. I believe I deserve extra credit as it features Jose Feliciano.
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Disco singles! I have about 15 ultra rare extended-play "promotional copy" 12" 70's disco singles that I acquired from a discotheque in 1978. I like to play them to bring back memories and to enjoy the great dynamic range these discs have (many are 45 RPM). Here are a few:
Which Way is Up
Dance Dance Dance
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Shhhhh! Don't tell.
Hmmm.....Carmen, "Fandangos In Space", probably the only flamenco rock band (as if that was a good thing). They were better live when they warmed up Santana at the Filmore East though.
America "Live" need I say more.....Well, I will, this is an even worse version of "Muscrat Love" than Toni Tenille's. BTW, did you know that she was the featured backup vocalist on Pink Floyd's "The Wall", but that's for another day?
Tom Jones, "Live In Las Vegas". Uh, ummmm, well, there really can be no justification for this, but as if the record weighed a million pounds, I feel myself drawn to it, as if by gravity.
Anything by Michael Franks. Yes the sappy, hippy-dippy lyrics are just too much, but the singing seems in the continuum that begins with Mose Allison and may have it's culmination in John Mayer. That's my story and I'm stikin' to it, anyway.
Bobbie Gentry...Ode to Billy Joe...
I was just a kid the very first time I heard this haunting story, so many unanswered questions.
Joan Baez...Diamonds and Rust...
My head banging friends including my girl friend at the time never new I also listened to Baez, Fitzgerald, Belifonti ect.
Here's one that many hated, I liked.
Richard Harris...MacCarther Park...
Did Jimmy Webb write about a drug trip experience he had in the 1960s?
And how the Hell did Richard Harris end up recording this whacked song?
Hard to beat the theme song from "Shaft" by Isaac Hayes. Overblown arrangements that are pan-potted to within an inch of their life. Includes the lyrical call and response:
Isaac: He's a bad mother...
Chorus (interrupting): "Shut your mouth"
This, in its own warped way, is a demo quality recording.
My latest guilty pleasure is the Christina Aguilera "Back to Basics" 3 Record Album Set (Book Type Cover, #1306). Snagged this gently used (quite minty, actually) treasure at Half Price Books for a mere $16.00 over Memorial Day weekend.
I kinda enjoy the 3rd LP, and, well...she's easy on the eyes. Worth the price of admission alone.