Category Archives: 70s Music

Music For Monday: The Staple Singers, ‘Touch A Hand, Make A Friend’ (1974)

Happy Monday, good people of the free world. Here’s The Staple Singers singing “Touch A Hand, Make A Friend” on Soul Train in 1974. “Touch A Hand, Make A Friend” (written by Homer Banks, Raymond Jackson & Carl Hampton) originally … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Christie, ‘San Bernadino’ (1970)

A few weeks back we featured Christie’s biggest hit, “Yellow River.” Today, we have Jeff Christie’s follow-up single, “San Bernadino.” “San Bernadino” just barely scraped the Billboard “Hot 100″ in the US, but fared better around Europe, hitting the Top … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: The Spinners, ‘The Rubberband Man’ (Live ’76)

As a fresh, new week begins it’s time for a childhood favorite and a real 1970s-era sing-a-long. And really, I’m in a mild state of disbelief that I haven’t featured this song on the site before. Here’s The Spinners performing … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Boney M., ‘Rivers Of Babylon’ (1978)

A very wonderful Monday to you. Today, we’ve got Boney M.‘s biggest US hit, “Rivers of Babylon,” which rose to #30 in 1978. The tune was a massive hit across much of Europe, and still rates as one of the … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Christie, ‘Yellow River’ (1970)

Christie’s “Yellow River” was a #1 smash in the UK, Ireland, Norway and Finland. The song, written and sung by British-born Jeff Christie, is a tale of a soldier returning home after the American Civil War. “Yellow River” did pretty … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Leo Sayer, ‘You Make Me Feel Like Dancing’ (1976)

It is Monday, and so we dance. To what shall we dance? To Leo Sayer’s #1 hit, “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing,” of course. “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” originally appeared on Sayer’s late 1976 L.P. Endless Flight. … Continue reading

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