Paul’s More Forgotten ’70s

So it’s back to the 1970s, the decade in which I bought no records and only really became aware of tunes towards the end of it. Vague memories of graffiti as I walked out of Michael Street school for boys, many of whom did cry. Part 1 deals with folk, some of it acidic while the second instalment focuses on easy listening with a slight funk twist. The smoky spirit of Arthur Hailey’s Airport (and its big screen adaptation) runs right through. For Part 3, we’re off to the Laurel Canyon and a wider US road trip while Part 4 focuses on the seedy underbelly of Motown, the less travelled path. Finally, it’s back to the glory days of punk and the aftermath where many of the names therein adorned the back streets of my town. The photo dates from 1973, a celebration. That tractor lasted for years, eyeless by the end.

Part 1
01 Fairport Convention – Now Be Thankful
02 Incredible String Band – Black Jack Davey
03 Mr Fox – Little Woman
04 Trees – Nothing Special
05 Trader Horne – Here Comes The Rain
06 Heron – Take Me Back Home
07 Dando Shaft – Coming Home To Me
08 Pentangle – Wedding Dress
09 John Renbourn – The Cuckoo
10 Fresh Maggots – Car Song
11 Comus – Diana (Single Version)
12 Lal Waterson & Mike Waterson – Red Wine & Promises
13 Steeleye Span – John Barleycorn
14 C.O.B. – Blue Morning
15 Sandy Denny – Listen, Listen
16 Planxty – Cliffs Of Dooneen
17 Richard Thompson & Linda Thompson – I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
18 Loudest Whisper – William B
19 Martin Carthy – Bonny Lass Of Anglesey
20 Paul Brady & Andy Irvine – Arthur McBride


Part 2
01 Johnny Harris – Footprints On The Moon
02 Ramsey Lewis – Everybody’s Talkin’
03 Roundtable – Saturday Gigue
04 Gary McFarland – Get Back
05 Gunter Kallmann Choir – Daydream
06 Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – For What It’s Worth
07 Gábor Szabó – Breezin’
08 Lalo Schifrin – Agnus Dei
09 Quincy Jones – Love Theme From The Getaway
10 Sven Libaek – Thatcherie (From Inner Space)
11 Burt Bacharach – Something Big
12 Percy Faith – Corazón
13 Sammy Davis Jr. – John Shaft
14 Simon Park Orchestra – Up To Date
15 James Last – Jubilation
16 Hugo Montenegro – Living For The City
17 José Feliciano – Golden Lady
18 Henry Mancini – Mystery Movie Theme
19 Ray Conniff – Theme From Police Story
20 Benny Golson – The New Killer Joe (7″ Version)


Part 3
01 The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music
02 The Grateful Dead – Uncle John’s Band
03 The Eagles – Peaceful Easy Feeling
04 Emitt Rhodes – Live Till You Die
05 Tim Buckley – Happy Time
06 David Ackles – One Night Stand
07 Randy Newman – Sail Away
08 Joni Mitchell – Cold Blue Steel And Sweet Fire
09 Karen Dalton – Something On Your Mind
10 Judee Sill – The Kiss
11 Tom Waits – Ol’ 55
12 Ned Doheny – On And On
13 Gram Parsons – She
14 The Byrds – Cowgirl In The Sand
15 Neil Young – See The Sky About To Rain
16 Gene Clark – Life’s Greatest Fool (Single Version)
17 Jimmy Webb – Crying In My Sleep
18 JD Souther – Black Rose
19 Dennis Wilson – You And I
20 Jackson Browne – Late For The Sky


Part 4
01 The Jerry Ross Symposium – Duck You Sucker
02 Joe Harnell – My Cherie Amour
03 Tom Clay – What The World Needs Now
04 Michael Denton – Just Another Morning
05 R. Dean Taylor – Indiana Wants Me
06 My Friends – I’m An Easy Rider (Single Version)
07 Xit – Nihaa Shil Hozho (I Am Happy About You)
08 Gladys Knight & The Pips – Help Me Make It Through The Night
09 Hugh Masekela – You Keep Me Hangin’ On
10 Allan Nichols – Coming Apart
11 The Spinners – Message From A Black Man
12 Hearts Of Stone – It’s A Lonesome Road
13 Richard “Popcorn” Wylie – Funky Rubber Band (Single Version)
14 P.J. – T.L.C. (Tender Loving Care)
15 Buzzie – Stone Soul Booster
16 Virgil Henry – I Can’t Believe You’re Leaving Me
17 Martin & Finley – Long Life And Success To The Farmer
18 The Jackson Five – Maybe Tomorrow
19 Thelma Houston – Me And Bobby McGee (Single Version)
20 Odyssey – Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love


Part 5
01 Pere Ubu – Final Solution
02 The Residents – Satisfaction
03 Swell Maps – Read About Seymour
04 Ultravox – Rockwrok (7″ Version)
05 Joy Division – Leaders Of Men
06 Mekons – Where Were You?
07 Television Personalities – Part Time Punks
08 Magazine – Touch And Go
09 Tubeway Army – Bombers
10 Cabaret Voltaire – Do The Mussolini (Headkick)
11 Throbbing Gristle – United
12 Robert Rental – Paralysis
13 Thomas Leer – Private Plane
14 The Normal – T.V.O.D.
15 John Cooper Clarke – Post-War Glamour Girls
16 Fad Gadget – Back To Nature
17 The Human League – The Dignity Of Labour (Part 1)
18 Wire – Map Ref 41 Degrees N 93 Degrees W
19 Public Image Limited – Memories (Edit)
20 The Distractions – Time Goes By So Slow

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