Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box

Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box

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For anyone who grew up during the last days of AM radio, anyone who remembers gas shortages, disco scarves, and feathered hair, this mammoth seven-disc box set, Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box, will be a holy grail of nostalgia. First of all, the discs themselves contain a staggering 164 tracks. Basically, if you remember the song, it's probably

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For anyone who grew up during the last days of AM radio, anyone who remembers gas shortages, disco scarves, and feathered hair, this mammoth seven-disc box set, Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box, will be a holy grail of nostalgia. First of all, the discs themselves contain a staggering 164 tracks. Basically, if you remember the song, it's probably included: from enduring chestnuts even today's teenagers can sing ("Fire and Rain," "Fly Like an Eagle") to obscure gems of kitsch like "The Night Chicago Died" and the supremely maudlin "Billy Don't Be a Hero." If you were born in the 1960s, you'll probably find this stuff enjoyable rather than embarrassing (to the degree that you can think back on your adolescence without cringing). But don't let the music distract you from the packaging, either. The box is covered in avocado-green shag carpeting (embroidered with a happy-face pattern), and the booklet contains photos of all the artists, essays on the politics and culture of the period, and capsule references to notable events, fads, and people. Only Rhino Records could have put out a reissue package of music, images, and text this perfect.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/16/1998
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227291921
catalogNumber:
72919

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
  2. Venus
  3. Rose Garden
  4. American Woman
  5. Green-Eyed Lady
  6. Vehicle
  7. Little Green Bag
  8. Ride Captain Ride
  9. Spirit in the Sky
  10. Superstar
  11. Give Me Just a Little More Time
  12. Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
  13. O-o-h Child
  14. ABC
  15. Band of Gold
  16. Fire and Rain
  17. Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
  18. Put Your Hand in the Hand
  19. One Toke over the Line
  20. Signs
  21. Don't Pull Your Love
  22. Me and You and a Dog Named Boo
  23. Wild World
  24. Joy to the World

Disc 2

  1. Theme from "Shaft"
  2. Family Affair
  3. Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
  4. Treat Her Like a Lady
  5. Have You Seen Her
  6. Want Ads
  7. Let's Stay Together
  8. Do You Know What I Mean
  9. Maggie May
  10. Mr. Big Stuff
  11. Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)
  12. Brand New Key
  13. One Tin Soldier
  14. School's Out
  15. Popcorn
  16. Joy
  17. I Am Woman
  18. A Horse with No Name
  19. I'll Take You There
  20. Everybody Plays the Fool
  21. I Gotcha
  22. I'll Be Around
  23. Lean on Me
  24. Day by Day

Disc 3

  1. Alone Again (Naturally)
  2. Precious and Few
  3. Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)
  4. Dancing in the Moonlight
  5. Nice to Be with You
  6. The Candy Man
  7. Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast
  8. Hot Rod Lincoln
  9. Rock and Roll, Pt. 2
  10. The Cover of the Rolling Stone
  11. You're So Vain
  12. Me and Mrs. Jones
  13. Freddie's Dead (Theme from Superfly)
  14. The Morning After
  15. That Lady
  16. I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit More Baby
  17. Love's Theme
  18. Jungle Boogie
  19. Tell Her She's Lovely
  20. Stuck in the Middle with You
  21. Tie a Yellow Ribbon (Round the Old Oak Tree)
  22. Smokin'in the Boys Room
  23. Frankenstein
  24. Duelling Banjos

Disc 4

  1. Love Train
  2. Midnight Train to Georgia
  3. The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia
  4. Long Train Running
  5. Brother Louie
  6. Hello It's Me
  7. Seasons in the Sun
  8. The Air That I Breathe
  9. Cat's in the Cradle
  10. The Night Chicago Died
  11. Tell Me Something Good
  12. Billy, Don't Be a Hero
  13. Lady
  14. The Payback
  15. You're No Good
  16. The Entertainer
  17. Rock the Boat
  18. Kung Fu Fighting
  19. Midnight at the Oasis
  20. The Streak
  21. Do It ('Til You're Satisfied)
  22. Radar Love

Disc 5

  1. Beach Baby
  2. Sideshow
  3. You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
  4. I'm Not in Love
  5. The Bertha Butt Boogie
  6. Black Superman (Muhammed Ali)
  7. Jackie Blue
  8. Chevy Van
  9. Shining Star
  10. Why Can't We Be Friends?
  11. Love Will Keep Us Together
  12. Feelings
  13. Miracles
  14. Magic
  15. Love Machine
  16. You Sexy Thing
  17. Lady Marmalade
  18. Fame
  19. Sky High
  20. Convoy
  21. Bad Blood
  22. Slow Ride

Disc 6

  1. Get Down Tonight
  2. Love Rollercoaster
  3. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)
  4. Saturday Night
  5. The Rockford Files
  6. Rhinestone Cowboy
  7. Fly Robin Fly
  8. Evil Woman
  9. Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
  10. Happy Days
  11. Making Our Dreams Come True
  12. Let Your Love Flow
  13. Tear the Roof off the Sucker
  14. Right Back Where We Started From
  15. Fooled Around and Fell in Love
  16. Afternoon Delight
  17. Dream Weaver
  18. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
  19. Disco Duck
  20. Turn the Beat Around
  21. Car Wash
  22. More, More, More
  23. You Are the Woman
  24. Fly Like an Eagle

Disc 7

  1. Do You Feel Like We Do
  2. Free Bird
  3. Ridin' the Storm Out
  4. Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
  5. Disco Inferno
  6. Brick House
  7. Got to Give It Up
  8. Feels Like the First Time
  9. Don't Give up on Us
  10. Sometimes When We Touch
  11. Sir Duke
  12. I Will Survive
  13. I Love the Nightlife
  14. Happy Anniversary
  15. Baby Hold On
  16. Werewolves of London
  17. Kiss You All Over
  18. I Want Your Love
  19. We Are Family
  20. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lynn Anderson   Track Performer
Bellamy Brothers   Track Performer
Glen Campbell   Track Performer
Exile   Track Performer
C.W. McCall   Track Performer
Ray Stevens   Track Performer
Maureen McGovern   Track Performer
Wayne Newton   Track Performer
Helen Reddy   Track Performer
Neil Sedaka   Track Performer
America   Track Performer
B.T. Express   Track Performer
Elvin Bishop   Track Performer
Blue Magic   Track Performer
David Bowie   Track Performer
Brewer & Shipley   Track Performer
James Brown   Track Performer
Brownsville Station   Track Performer
Captain & Tennille   Track Performer
Chairmen of the Board   Track Performer
Harry Chapin   Track Performer
Chi-Lites   Track Performer
Chic   Track Performer
Commodores   Track Performer
Alice Cooper   Track Performer
Delfonics   Track Performer
Doobie Brothers   Track Performer
Dramatics   Track Performer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Track Performer
Electric Light Orchestra, Part II   Track Performer
England Dan & John Ford Coley   Track Performer
Firefall   Track Performer
Five Stairsteps   Track Performer
Foghat   Track Performer
Foreigner   Track Performer
Peter Frampton   Track Performer
Marvin Gaye   Track Performer
Gloria Gaynor   Track Performer
Golden Earring   Track Performer
Green   Track Performer
Guess Who   Track Performer
Dan Hill   Track Performer
Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Jackson 5   Track Performer
Jean Knight   Track Performer
Kool & the Gang   Track Performer
Labelle   Track Performer
Little River Band   Track Performer
Lobo   Track Performer
Lynyrd Skynyrd   Track Performer
Main Ingredient   Track Performer
Curtis Mayfield   Track Performer
Melanie   Track Performer
Eddie Money   Track Performer
Ohio Players   Track Performer
Ozark Mountain Daredevils   Track Performer
Parliament   Track Performer
Billy Paul   Track Performer
Freda Payne   Track Performer
Linda Ronstadt   Track Performer
Rose Royce   Track Performer
Diana Ross   Track Performer
Rufus   Track Performer
Todd Rundgren   Track Performer
Shocking Blue   Track Performer
Carly Simon   Track Performer
Sister Sledge   Track Performer
Sly & The Family Stone   Track Performer
Spinners   Track Performer
Staple Singers   Track Performer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Track Performer
Rod Stewart   Track Performer
Stories   Track Performer
Styx   Track Performer
James Taylor   Track Performer
Joe Tex   Track Performer
Three Dog Night   Track Performer
Trammps   Track Performer
War   Track Performer
Barry White   Track Performer
Bill Withers   Track Performer
Gary Wright   Track Performer
Maria Muldaur   Track Performer
Bay City Rollers   Track Performer
Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons   Track Performer
Hollies   Track Performer
O'Jays   Track Performer
Mike Post   Track Performer
Blues Image   Track Performer
Alicia Bridges   Track Performer
Climax   Track Performer
Daddy Dewdrop   Track Performer
First Class   Track Performer
Five Man Electrical Band   Track Performer
Gallery   Track Performer
Gary Glitter   Track Performer
Norman Greenbaum   Track Performer
Murray Head   Track Performer
Hot Chocolate   Track Performer
Ides of March   Track Performer
Jigsaw   Track Performer
King Harvest   Track Performer
Meco   Track Performer
Lee Michaels   Track Performer
Maxine Nightingale   Track Performer
Pilot   Track Performer
Vicki Sue Robinson   Track Performer
Starland Vocal Band   Track Performer
Stealers Wheel   Track Performer
Sugarloaf   Track Performer
Andrea True   Track Performer
Johnny Wakelin   Track Performer
Eric Weissberg   Track Performer
Hues Corporation   Track Performer
Miracles   Track Performer
Honey Cone   Track Performer
Apollo 100   Track Performer
Carl Douglas   Track Performer
Hot Butter   Track Performer
Terry Jacks   Track Performer
Sammy Johns   Track Performer
Vicki Lawrence   Track Performer
Love Unlimited Orchestra   Track Performer
Ocean   Track Performer
Pratt & McClain   Track Performer
Silver Convention   Track Performer
David Soul   Track Performer
Chicano   Track Performer
McFadden & Whitehead   Track Performer
Morris Albert   Track Performer
Marvin Hamlisch   Track Performer
10cc   Track Performer
Bachman-Turner Overdrive   Track Performer
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose   Track Performer
Sammy Davis   Track Performer
Edgar Winter   Track Performer
Edison Lighthouse   Track Performer
Looking Glass   Track Performer
Isaac Hayes   Track Performer
Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds   Track Performer
KC & the Sunshine Band   Track Performer
Paper Lace   Track Performer
Mike Curb Congregation   Track Performer
Gilbert O'Sullivan   Track Performer
Tony Orlando   Track Performer
Tom Parker   Track Performer
REO Speedwagon   Track Performer
Paul Revere & the Raiders   Track Performer
Stevie Wonder   Track Performer
Warren Zevon   Track Performer
Steven Miller   Track Performer
Godspell   Track Performer
Cyndi Grecco   Track Performer
Jefferson Starship   Track Performer
Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods   Track Performer
Commander Cody   Track Performer
Hook   Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips   Track Performer
Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots   Track Performer
Tony Orlando & Dawn   Track Performer
George Baker Selection   Track Performer
Jimmy Castor Bunch   Track Performer
Coven   Track Performer
Brother Love   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Alice Cooper   Composer
Ernie Isley   Composer
Kool & the Gang   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Lee Oskar   Composer
Lonnie Jordan   Composer
Eric Weissberg   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Bobby Russell   Composer
Michael Bruce   Composer
Gerald Jackson   Composer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
Thomas Allen   Composer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Bootsy Collins   Composer
Jerome Brailey   Composer
Harold Brown   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Glen Buxton   Composer
George Clinton   Composer
B.B. Dickerson   Composer
Dennis Dunaway   Composer
Ronald Dunbar   Composer
Bob Fisher   Contributor
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Pete Jackson   Composer
Silvester Levay   Composer
Steve Miller   Composer
Howard Scott   Composer
Neal Smith   Composer
Paul Grein   Liner Notes
Charles Miller   Composer
Wendy Sherman   Art Direction
Edyth Wayne   Composer
Lisa M. Sutton   Liner Notes
Larry E. Williams   Composer
Stephan Prager   Composer
Errol Brown   Composer

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Have a Nice Decade: The 70s Pop Culture Box 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an extraordinary collection of great '70's music, the best I have seen and believe me, I've been collecting! Get out your old bell bottoms (I know they don't fit, but, hey!) Think shag carpet and big hair and boogie! This really brings back memories and has hours of music. It really is, by far the greatest selection of 70's music, from "Boom Chick a Boom" and "The Night Chicago Died" to a little bit of Disco, some Three Dog Night, The Guess Who, ELO, "Theme from Shaft", TO "Brandy" and "Lady" by Styx. I stumbled across it when trying to locate the instrumental, "Joy" by Apollo 100. Bringin' back memories? BUY IT! You'll be glad you did! Lisa P.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would never, repeat NEVER, purchase this set of CDs. I would have given it a "0" star rating, but one star is the lowest option offered. This is typical of most compilation albums. There are too many different and competing genre. Nobody that I know would listen to the entire track list. In fact, most people, depending on their preferred genre, would probably skip 80% of the tracks. This set is like a BAD AM radio oldies station. As such the set is GROSSLY OVERPRICED. Of the 164 tracks, again and again, I found myself scratching my head and saying, "Who is this?" "Never heard of them," or "Never heard of this song," or "You've got to be kidding." The song and artist selection is sadly lacking. In fully 50% of the cases where I discovered an artist whose music I would purchase individually, the particular song chosen was far from the best example/most enjoyable of that entertainer's repertoire. Bottom line--SAVE YOUR MONEY. If you are the sort who enjoys compilation albums, there are scores of them whose format is much, much better than this one. For the price, you can buy several compilation albums that you will enjoy from beginning to end. Better yet, you can buy roughly the same number (7) of CDs of your favorite artists.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A tremendous collection of some of the finest hits of the 70's that will bring back memories of that first kiss, graduation, and just plain cruisin'. This collection hits all segments of society with true equality giving pop, funk, disco, rock and more with an equal voice. Isn't this what the 70's were all about? Intertwined amongst the non-stop hits are sound bits from the many numerous news items that made the 70's worth remembering and re-living. It's about time to teach these songs to your children or grandchildren! Peace, far out and rock on!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you were a teenager or young 20 something in the 70s, then this is a must have. Be there with Frampton, Skynard and others in concert again and hold that lighter high. Laugh at songs again like "The Streak" and "Chick-a-boom". Amaze yourself that you still remember the words to story songs like "Convoy" and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia". With every guitar riff, piano solo and news bite, you'll be transported to a time of flare bottom jeans, hoop earrings, and "spirit of '76" t-shirts. If you loved the music of the 70s, you'll love it even more the second time around. So, go ahead...turn it on, turn it up and rock on!