Category Archives: Pop

(March 7, 2016): Blood, Sweat and Tears – And When I Die

From the 1969 sophomore album, Blood, Sweat & Tears.  The tunes were recorded in 1968 as Al Kooper, Randy Brecker, and Jerry Weiss were departing. I assume that’s the reason the album is self-titled – a new start.  The LP … Continue reading

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(February 8, 2015): The Copyrights – Worn Out Passport

From the 2011 album, North Sentinel Island.  A band that hails from Carbondale, Illinois.  No longer sure how I wound up with an digital copy of this LP, the discogs info indicates that it was limited to a vinyl pressing of 1500 … Continue reading

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(January 22, 2016): Up With People! – Up With People!

From the highly sponsored 1965 album, The Sing-Out Musical.  “Presented by Pace Magazine” and taken “from the Schick Television Color Spectacular.” I can remember picking this LP up with my Mom at a garage sale in 1966 when I was six (along … Continue reading

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(December 22, 2015): Jackie DeShannon – What The World Needs Now Is Love

From the 1965, 7″ 45rpm single, What The World Needs Now Is Love / I Remember The Boy.  DeShannon’s recording of this Bacharach and David song rose to number seven in the U.S. charts and is a tune I can still … Continue reading

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(December 19, 2015): Billy May and His Orchestra – Theme From ‘Mannix’

From the 1972 triple LP Time/Life compilation, As You Remember Them: Great Instrumentals & Other Favorites: Volume 4. A Lalo Schifrin classic.  Remembering my Nonna this morning.  Joe Mannix used to be a feature of Saturday nights in the 1960s whenever … Continue reading

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(December 18, 2015): Love Unlimited Orchestra – Love’s Theme (Instrumental)

From the 1974 album, Rhapsody In White.  This is the longer album version of the 1973 single “Love’s Theme / Sweet Moments“.  It also was included on the 1973 Love Unlimited LP, Under The Influence Of Love Unlimited (a group that provided backing … Continue reading

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(December 16, 2015): Todd Rundgren – Love of the Common Man

From the 1976 album, Faithful.  Prompted to put this on because I just came across Rundgren’s May 2015 long player, Global.  Yes, still releasing new material after all these years from Nazz. This tune, of course, is a Rundgren classic … Continue reading

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