The Commodores – “Three Times A Lady”, “Easy” And “Nightshift”

Tweet In 1978 The Commodores had their first Number One hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with the Lionel Richie love song “Three Times A Lady”. It turned out to be the only Motown track to reach the Top Ten in 1978 and was also one of very few Motown songs to go to Number […]

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Renee Geyer – “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right”, “It’s A Man’s World”, “Stares And Whispers”, “Heading In The Right Direction”, “Do You Know What I Mean” and “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”

Tweet On a late January 1980 night at an open air festival in Ngaruawahia, New Zealand, in the southern summer heat, I heard Australian blues and soul singer Renee Geyer singing “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right”. It has stuck in my mind ever since. I could only find a […]

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Bill Withers – “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone”, “Lean On Me” and “Just The Two Of Us”

Tweet The song “Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone” suddenly popped into my mind while I was doing the weather report for a newsletter I edit (all the places are sunny this week, after a few mixed weeks) so I looked it up, and found Bill Withers sang it in 1971. The name didn’t really […]

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Robert Palmer – “Sneakin Sally Through The Alley”, “Every Kinda People”, “Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)”, “Johnny and Mary”, “Some Guys Have All the Luck”, “You Are In My System”, “Addicted to Love” and “Simply Irresistible”

Tweet Robert Palmer, who joined his first band in England in 1964, released his first solo album “Sneakin Sally Through The Alley” in 1974 – strongly influenced by the funk of Little Feat. It was recorded in New Orleans, Louisiana. Here’s the title track, “Sneakin Sally Through The Alley”: And “Sneakin Sally Through The Alley” […]

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