Mixtape Of The Day 9/18/2016: The Hidden '70s, Vol. 4 - Overtime


Here's an unfussy songfest with limited commercial interruptions, featuring a bunch of songs I considered for the other Hidden '70s mixtapes, but for time constraints had to push off a little bit, but couldn't let go of entirely. Here's what you get:
  • Pre-Steinman Meatloaf, when he was on Motown and his name was just one word

  • Ian Matthews doing "Da Doo Ron Ron" and not changing the gender

  • Someone that sounds uncannily like James Taylor, but is actually his brother Livingston

  • ZZ Top from when their faces still had room on them

  • The Pointer Sisters reworking a blues classic

  • Something from Cooker that unsettles me

  • Something from Joni Mitchell's unfairly maligned album The Hissing of Summer Lawns

  • Something pretty weird and amazing from Joyce Cobb

  • Bill Anderson beating Exile at their own disco-country game

  • Hands down, no contest, no debate: The indisputably strangest single ever released by a then-current superstar, by the former Cat Stevens

  • Have you noticed the one act that's been on every single Hidden '70s mixtape so far?

  • Clint Eastwood through the ages, including an snippet from Play Misty for Me in which it was completely acceptable for him to speak to an empty chair
By the way, these Mixcloud shows autoplay themselves now, so be aware. Had to beef up my numbers a la Wells Fargo. Enjoy.
 

Tracklist

Part 1
Buddy Miles - "Dreams" (#86, 1970)
Stoney & Meatloaf - "What You See Is What You Get" (#71, 1971)
The Box Tops - "You Keep Tightening Up on Me" (#92, 1970)
Ian Matthews - "Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)" (#96, 1972)
Jackie DeShannon - "Vanilla Ólay" (#76, 1972)
Livingston Taylor - "Carolina Day" (#93, 1971)
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Your Love (Means Everything to Me)" (#73, 1971)
ZZ Top - "Francene" (#69, 1972)
Kris Kristofferson - "Jesus Was a Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)" (#91, 1972)
George Perkins & the Silver Stars - "Cryin' in the Streets (Part 1)" (#61, 1970)
The Allman Brothers Band - "Melissa" (#86, 1972)

Part 2
Joe Walsh - "Meadows" (#89, 1974)
Ace Spectrum - "Don't Send Nobody Else" (#56, 1973)
Easy Street - "I've Been Lovin' You" (#81, 1976)
The Pointer Sisters - "Wang Dang Doodle" (#61, 1973)
Starz - "(She's Just a) Fallen Angel" (#95, 1976)
Cooker - "Try (To Fall In Love)" (#88, 1974)
Joni Mitchell - "In France They Kiss on Main Street" (#66, 1976)
Gallagher & Lyle - "Heart on My Sleeve" (#67, 1976)
Dr. John - "Such a Night" (#42, 1973)
The Main Ingredient - "Rolling Down a Mountainside" (#92, 1975)

Part 3
The Sports - "Who Listens to the Radio" (#45, 1979)
The J. Geils Band - "Take It Back" (#67, 1979)
Joyce Cobb - "Dig the Gold" (#42, 1979)
Frankie Miller - "The Doodle Song" (#71, 1977)
Bill Anderson - "I Can't Wait Any Longer" (#80, 1978)
Cerrone - "Supernature" (#70, 1978)
The Isley Brothers - "The Pride (Part 1)" (#63, 1977)
Carole Bayer Sager - "You're Moving Out Today" (#69, 1977)
Cat Stevens - "Was Dog a Doughnut?" (#70, 1977)
Lazy Racer - "Keep On Running Away" (#81, 1979)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - "Listen to Her Heart" (#59, 1978)



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