Love Songs of the 70's [Sony]

Love Songs of the 70's [Sony]

     
 

This 12-track, budget-priced sampler of 1970s pop ballads drawn from the vaults of Sony Music (and originally released on the Columbia, Cleveland International, Epic, Monument, Philadelphia International, and T-Neck labels) contains tracks that seem to turn up over and over on compilations: "The Air That I Breathe," by the Hollies; "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)," by…  See more details below

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This 12-track, budget-priced sampler of 1970s pop ballads drawn from the vaults of Sony Music (and originally released on the Columbia, Cleveland International, Epic, Monument, Philadelphia International, and T-Neck labels) contains tracks that seem to turn up over and over on compilations: "The Air That I Breathe," by the Hollies; "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)," by Looking Glass; "Baby, Hold On," by Eddie Money. For the most part, it alternates white and black performers, following the Emotions with Kris Kristofferson, who is succeeded by Billy Paul, then Michael Murphey, and so on. Some of the R&B tracks did better in the R&B charts than in the pop charts (the Manhattans' "There's No Me Without You" missed the pop Top 40, but made the R&B Top Five), but there are also some chart-toppers (the Emotions' "Best of My Love," Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones," "Brandy [You're a Fine Girl]"). Since the album was released by Sony's Special Products division, you are more likely to run across it in a rack near the cash register at your local drugstore than in a record store. There you will have to decide, on impulse, whether there are enough familiar songs to pick it up at the cheap price. That's up to you, really, but we will note that these are the original recordings, and they sound fine.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2001
Label:
Sony Special Product
UPC:
0079893104928
catalogNumber:
31049

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Isley Brothers   Track Performer
Eddie Money   Track Performer
Billy Paul   Track Performer
Hollies   Track Performer
O.C. Smith   Track Performer
Looking Glass   Track Performer
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes   Track Performer
Michael Murphy   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kris Kristofferson   Composer
Michael Martin Murphey   Composer
Larry Cansler   Composer
Ernie Isley   Composer
Eddie Money   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer
Chris Jasper   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Marvin Isley   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Leo Lyons   Composer
Edward "Sonny" Bivins   Composer
James Lyon   Composer

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