Star Time #41: Show and Tell

Star Time tends to encourage worship at the altar of the 45rpm single, but this week I decided to go into the thick of the forest and dig out some deep album cuts from the 1970s. We give you everything but the covers themselves, so you'll have to sort the stems and seeds on the coffee table like dignified people do. Featuring both Bobby Byrd and Bobby Boyd; a thoroughly depressing song from Doris Duke; a rarely-referred-to Jackson 5 soul-rock joint; a thunderous drum-and-bass jam; a #1 single from Al Wilson (the title track) to change pace; and a two-song sendoff to Mr. Fats Domino.

Set 1
Bobby ByrdYou Got to Have a Job (If You Don't Work You Can't Eat)1970King
Brothers UnlimitedGot to Get Over1970Capitol
Doris DukeI Don't Care Anymore1970Canyon
Cold BloodToo Many People1970San Francisco
Raw Spitt (Charlie Whitehead)Who Do They Think They Are1971Canyon
Bobby Boyd CongressStraight Ahead1971Okapi (France)
Edwin BirdsongIt's Hard to Move When It's Your Move1971Polydor
Set 2
Millie JacksonI Ain't Giving Up1972Spring
Bernard "Pretty" PurdieGood Livin' (Good Lovin')1972Flying Dutchman
Donny HathawayTryin' Times1972ATCO
SyreetaBlack Maybe1972MoWest
Betty DavisIf I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up1973Just Sunshine
The Jackson 5Skywriter1973Motown
Al WilsonShow and Tell1973Rocky Road
Set 3
Charles Hilton BrownArguments1974Ampex (Italy)
Gloria ScottThat's What You Say (Everytime You're Near Me)1974Casablanca
Ace SpectrumThird Rate Romance (Low Rent Rendezvous)1975Atlantic
The Nite-LitersDrumology1973RCA
Carolyn CrawfordIf You Move, You Lose1975Philadelphia Int'l
Water & PowerMr. Weatherman1975Fantasy
Set 4/Outro
Gloria GaynorLet's Make a Deal1976Polydor
Tower of PowerYou Ought to Be Havin' Fun1976Columbia
The IndependentsNo Wind, No Rain1977Wand
Ashford & SimpsonThe Debt Is Settled1978Warner Bros.
PlatypusStreet Babies1979Casablanca
The Brothers JohnsonMista' Cool1978A&M
Fats DominoBlueberry Hill1956Imperial
Fats DominoWalking to New Orleans1960Imperial


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