Mixtape Of The Day 8/21/2016: The Hidden '70s, Vol. 2: 1973-76



The Hidden '70s, Part 2 – Here you go, attention span cadets: the second of the five-volume (that decision was made a couple weeks ago) Hidden '70s mixtape series, covering the years 1973 to 1976. Along with the seven songs featured this past week, among the goodies in this laundry basket are:
  • An intro mashup that combines a Nixon campaign theme song with one of his famous mixtapes

  • A plot-twisting cautionary tale from First Choice

  • A gloriously, chemically imbalanced rock-funk joint from The Eleventh Hour

  • A Cal Smith song that went to #1 on the country charts

  • A nice bit of strolling sleaze from Edgar Winter Group composed and I believe sung by Dan Hartman

  • Whatever David Essex was smoking

  • A bizarrely astounding song from Reparata (who was featured in The Hidden '60s)

  • A song by Bobby Bland, the unofficial king of the Hidden series because his songs kept showing up to review in both the '60s and '70s

  • My favorite 10cc song

  • Probably my favorite Tubes song

  • Another sentimental parting shot from Bowie

  • A mostly accurate history of the talk box guitar effect.

Enjoy the living crap outta this.


  Tracklist:

Part One
The Nixon Now Singers feat. Richard Nixon & H.R. Haldeman – Nixon Then
Mott the Hoople – One of the Boys (#96, 1973)
Cymande – The Message (#48, 1973)
Sutherland Brothers & Quiver – (I Don't Want to Love You But) You Got Me Anyway (#48, 1973)
First Choice – Smarty Pants (#56, 1973)
Raspberries – Tonight (#69, 1973)
The Eleventh Hour – So Good (#94, 1974)
Cal Smith – The Lord Knows I'm Drinking (#64, 1973)
Willie Hutch – Brother's Gonna Work It Out (#67, 1973)
Break: Talking Talk Box

Part Two
Labelle – What Can I Do For You (#48, 1975)
Waylon Jennings – I'm a Ramblin' Man (#75, 1974)
Edgar Winter Group – Easy Street (#83, 1974)
David Essex – Lamplight (#71, 1974)
Reparata – Shoes (#92, 1975)
Bobby Bland – I Wouldn't Treat a Dog (The Way You Treated Me) (#88, 1974)
Loretta Lynn – The Pill (#70, 1975)
Break: A Touch of Evel

Part Three
Suzi Quatro – Can the Can (#56, 1976)
Millie Jackson – Leftovers (#87, 1975)
The Tubes – Don't Touch Me There (#61, 1976)
The Steve Gibbon Band – Johnny Cool (#72, 1976)
The Isley Brothers – Who Loves You Better (Part 1) (#47, 1976)
John LiVigni – Machines (#83, 1975)
David Bowie – TVC 15 (#64, 1976)
Jeanette MacDonald – Beyond the Blue Horizon (Outro)



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