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  • #16
    Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

    Originally posted by mel View Post
    Someone also mentioned Rupert Holmes who is best known for writing and recording "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" which was a #1 hit in late 1979. He also recorded and released "Him" and "Answering Machine" in 1980.

    My favorite 2 songs written by Rupert Holmes is "Timothy" and "Give Up Your Guns" recorded by the one hit album rock group, The Buoys in 1971. "Timothy" is supposedly a song about cannibalism which was discussed elsewhere on this board. I think "Give Up Your Guns" was the better song.
    Interesting interview with Buoys member Jerry Hludzik here, which starts off talking about how the band got linked up with Holmes.

    Prior to having his own successes under his name, Holmes was also a part of a band called "The Street People," who had a Top 40 hit in 1970 with "Jennifer Tompkins," and he replaced Ron Dante as lead vocalist of The Cuff Links (he was already the primary arranger for the group).

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    • #17
      Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

      From A Dry Camel - Dust
      In For The Kill - Budgie
      Echoes - Pink Floyd
      Rhubarb! - Second Hand
      Bouree - Jethro Tull
      Ride The Sky - Lucifer's Friend
      She Flies On Strange Wings - Golden Earring
      Mesmerization Eclipse - Captain Beyond
      Aumgm - Can
      Apocalyptic Bore - Amom Duul II
      Uncle 'Lijah - Black Oak Arkansas
      Pop Corn - Hot Butter
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      • #18
        Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

        Originally posted by Leo Lakio View Post
        Funny to see how many of these songs people are mentioning are ones that I still have on vinyl, and in many cases, as 12" remix or extended singles.

        As for TutuSue's list --- it's almost as if she had been listening in when I was a jazz DJ in the late '70s/early '80s. Just need to add some Al Jarreau...
        Anything by Anita Baker, also.

        You still got a lot of vinyl? I been looking forever for The Copper Nickel. Come Run With Me stands out in my mind. I found the album at Froggy's (?) once, but it had a hemangous gouge in it.

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        • #19
          Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

          Originally posted by Da Rolling Eye View Post
          I been looking forever for The Copper Nickel. Come Run With Me stands out in my mind. I found the album at Froggy's (?) once, but it had a hemangous gouge in it.

          Copper Nickel's 2 hit tracks "Walk Close to Me" and "Come Run With Me" are available on CD. I think they appear on Tom Moffatt's "Best of Paradise" CD compilation and I think both are on Norm Winter's "Long Lost Oldies Volume 3". As soon as I get back to Oahu (tomorrow) I'll check my copy of the CD/MP3 list on my home computer's iTunes to confirm.
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          • #20
            Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

            Originally posted by mel View Post
            Copper Nickel's 2 hit tracks "Walk Close to Me" and "Come Run With Me" are available on CD. I think they appear on Tom Moffatt's "Best of Paradise" CD compilation and I think both are on Norm Winter's "Long Lost Oldies Volume 3". As soon as I get back to Oahu (tomorrow) I'll check my copy of the CD/MP3 list on my home computer's iTunes to confirm.
            Mel is right. COME RUN WITH ME is on both "Best of Paradise" and Long Lost Oldies, Vol. 3." WALK CLOSE TO ME is on "Long Lost Oldies, Vol. 3)

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            • #21
              Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

              Thanks Ocean Pacific. Here are all of the tracks on Norm Winter's "Long Lost Oldies Volume 3" CD compilation. It covers songs from the mid 60s to early 1970s. The previous 2 volumes cover mostly 1950s and 60s doo wop songs. The CDs are only available at Jelly's.

              Long Lost Oldies Volume 3 (songs you rarely hear on the radio today)

              If That's the Way That You Want It - Diamond Head
              Groovin' Out On Life - The Newbeats
              Morning of Our Lives - The Arkade
              I Will Always Think About You - New Colony Six
              I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - Madeline Bell
              My Island - Fabulous Farquar
              My Dream - Sunny & The Sunliners
              I Hear Thunder - Pat Upton
              Morning Girl - Rick Ely
              Do You Wanna Dance - Love Society
              Summer Sun - Jamestown Massacre
              Can't Find The Time - Orpheus
              Long Time To Be Alone - New Colony Six
              Circle Game - Rick Ely
              Come Run With Me - Copper Nickel
              I Hear Those Churchbells Ringing - Dusk
              Creators of Rain - Smokey & His Sister
              Someone, Someone - Brian Poole & the Tremeloes
              You Baby You - Family Jewels
              Nobody Loves You But Me - Classics IV
              Walk Close To Me - Copper Nickel
              Life Is That Way - José Feliciano
              What Do I Do On Sunday Morning - Diamond Head
              Pamela Pamela - Wayne Fontana
              One Day Of Your Life - Alex Keenan
              Purple Rain Drops - Stevie Wonder

              It's a great compilation if you like and remember these radio hits from more than 30 years ago.
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              • #22
                Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                Some others I thought of, at least I dont hear these anymore....

                Take Me To Heart=Quarterflash (one of my favorites)
                I'll Meet You Halfway=Partridge Family
                After the Fall and I'll Be Alright Without You=Journey
                Street of Dreams=Rainbow
                I'm Easy=Keith Carradine
                Without Your Love=Roger Daltrey
                Love's Theme by Barry White/Love Unlimited Orchestra
                This Could Be The Night=Loverboy
                Look Away=Chicago
                You Can Still Rock in America=Night Ranger
                Stay With Me Tonight=Jeffrey Osborne
                The One You Love=Glenn Frey
                You Got Lucky=Tom Petty
                Welcome Back=John Sebastian
                Desert Moon=Dennis DeYoung
                Hold On=Santana
                That Was Yesterday & I Dont Want to Live Without You=Foreigner
                Souls and Dont Talk to Strangers=Rick Springfield
                Different Worlds=Mauren McGovern
                Crazy and Love Will Turn You Around=Kenny Rogers
                Broken Hearted Me=Anne Murray
                This Time=Bryan Adams
                65 Love Affair=Paul Davis
                It's Impossible=Perry Como
                September Morn=Neil Diamond
                Yes I'm Ready=KC & Teri Desario
                Times of Your Life=Paul Anka
                Hold Me Till the Morning Comes=Paul Anka/Peter Cetera
                The Immigrant-Neil Sedaka
                Gloria=Laura Branigan
                Amanda=Boston (#1 song that had no music video in the MTV era)
                When I'm With You=Sheriff (another #1 song that lacked a music video)

                Sad we lost Brad Delp (Boston), Branigan and Paul Davis recently, all fairly young too.

                Aj

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                • #23
                  Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                  Yeah, I liked Laura Brannigan. Too bad she passed away at too early of an age.

                  Besides, "Gloria" my faves included:

                  Spanish Eddie (1985)
                  Self Control (1984)

                  A lot of disco music doesn't get airplay today and we discussed those in this thread: http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthread.php?t=15336

                  I'd also like to add Mary Hopkin, who had a short chart run with a few singles released on The Beatles' Apple Records.

                  Those Were the Days (1968)
                  Goodbye (1969) - written by Paul McCartney
                  Temma Harbour (1970)
                  Que Sera Sera (1970)
                  Knock Knock Who's There? (1972)
                  The Puppy Song - album track

                  I also liked the Poppy Family which featured Terry & Susan Jacks

                  Where Evil Grows (1971)
                  Which Way You're Going Billy (1970)

                  Terry Jacks went on to record the #1 hit "Seasons in the Sun" (1974)

                  And more on the family theme:

                  You never hear most of the Partridge Family's hits on the radio.

                  Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted (1971)
                  Morning Rider on the Road (1971)
                  Breaking Up is Hard to Do (1972)
                  Friends & a Lover (1973)
                  It's One of Those Nights (1972)

                  This ABBA b-side was a hit in Hawaii (1977):

                  Happy Hawaii

                  I may have mentioned the following previously but now I have some video links. Look at them soon because these tend to be pulled off YouTube with no notice.

                  Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep - Middle of the Road (1971) #1 on KMVI 550 radio

                  Put Your Hand in the Hand - Ocean (1971)

                  Devil You - The Stampeders (1971)

                  Son of My Father - Chicory (1972)

                  And something out of the ordinary: "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin issued on a 45 rpm disc. They crammed 8 minutes of music on this thing.

                  Another classic rocker you don't hear often... the SHORT version of The Doors' "Light My Fire".

                  Enjoy!
                  Last edited by mel; September 20, 2008, 09:55 AM.
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                  • #24
                    Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                    Didnt Mary Hopkin date Paul at one time? I have a clip of her performing somewhere. Did ABBA ever perform here? Laura Branigan was a great, underrated singer and great looking too. I remember her on an episode of CHIPS singing "Gloria" which I gather will be edited out if the DVD of the show is ever released.

                    Was reviewing some old Mike Douglas Shows of late and saw Keith perform "I'm Easy", always liked that song from the Nashville soundtrack. Just Keith and a guitar. Simple.

                    I dont hear the theme from tv show SWAT anymore, when I was a kid I remember that song on the AM radio blasting at times you could hear the song being played in several cars at once at a stoplight with the windows down.

                    Aj

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                    • #25
                      Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                      Another forgotten Laura Branigan song is "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You", a hit 25 years ago that Michael Bolton wrote originally and later recorded with a hit of his own.

                      Aj

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                      • #26
                        Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                        Originally posted by mel View Post
                        I'd also like to add Mary Hopkin, who had a short chart run with a few singles released on The Beatles' Apple Records.

                        Those Were the Days (1968)
                        Those Were The Days in on 107.9's playlist. But you're right about her other recordings. You never hear any of her other stuff.

                        Originally posted by mel View Post
                        You never hear most of the Partridge Family's hits on the radio.

                        Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted (1971)
                        Morning Rider on the Road (1971)
                        Breaking Up is Hard to Do (1972)
                        Friends & a Lover (1973)
                        It's One of Those Nights (1972)
                        The same can be said for Shirley Jones' younger son, Shaun Cassidy.

                        Hey Deanie
                        Da Doo Ron Ron
                        That's Rock-n-Roll
                        Teen Dream


                        Well, at least those songs sorta get airplay on Partridge Family & Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries reruns.

                        Originally posted by mel View Post
                        Another classic rocker you don't hear often... the SHORT version of The Doors' "Light My Fire".
                        Short version of Light My Fire is on 107.9's playist. So is the edited cut of Steppenwolf's Magic Carpet Ride, as well as Creedence Clearwater Revival's Susie Q. Conversely, whenever KPOI plays these songs, they use the full-length versions.
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                        • #27
                          Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                          Frank Sinatra=Winners (underrated song he did, one of my favorites)

                          Kenny Loggins: Heart to Heart

                          Dan Fogelberg: Hard to Say

                          Teddy Pendergrass: Close The Door

                          Jermaine Jackson: Do What you Do

                          Rolling Stones: Miss You

                          Stevie Wonder: Overjoyed

                          Take My Breath Away: Rex Smith

                          Last Time Like This: Johnny Mathis & Jane Oliver

                          Come to think of it I dont hear his duet with Deniece Williams as much anymore either, Too Much Too, Little Too Late.

                          With You I'm Born Again: Billy Preston & Syretta (both passed away recently)

                          Aj

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                          • #28
                            Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                            Paul McCartney

                            Another Day
                            Take It Away


                            Rolling Stones

                            Shattered
                            Bitch


                            Johnny Wakelin
                            Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)

                            Split Enz

                            I Got You

                            George Benson

                            Breezin'

                            Adam Ant

                            Goody Two Shoes

                            Total Coelo

                            I Eat Cannibals

                            The Fixx

                            Saved By Zero

                            George Harrison

                            What Is Life
                            All Those Years Ago


                            Gary U.S. Bonds

                            This Little Girl

                            John Lennon
                            Nobody Told Me
                            Power To The People
                            Whatever Gets You Through The Night
                            (w/ Elton John)

                            And then you have those cover versions that sounded good on Top 40 radio when they were new, but were largely forgotten over time.

                            Linda Ronstadt

                            That'll Be The Day
                            It's So Easy


                            Beach Boys

                            Rock and Roll Music
                            Come Go With Me
                            Wipe Out
                            (w/ The Fat Boys)

                            Mick Jagger/David Bowie
                            Dancing In The Street

                            Carpenters
                            Please Mister Postman
                            Ticket To Ride


                            Psuedo Echo
                            Funky Town

                            Spinners
                            "Working My Way Back to You"/"Forgive Me Girl" (medley)
                            "Cupid"/"I've Loved You for a Long Time" (medley)


                            Manhattan Transfer
                            The Boy From New York City
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                            • #29
                              Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                              This week, I've been excavating the 1960s and 1970s and found:

                              Buffalo Springfield: Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing

                              Love: Alone again or

                              Emerson, Lake & Palmer: From the beginning

                              Cream: I'm so glad

                              Linda Ronstadt: Adios

                              Dan Fogelberg: Give me some time

                              Carole King: Been to Canaan

                              Randy & the Rainbows: Denise

                              Ian and Sylvia: Lovin' Sound

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                              • #30
                                Re: Forgotten Songs from the 1970's and 1980's

                                I also liked the Poppy Family which featured Terry & Susan Jacks

                                Where Evil Grows (1971)
                                Which Way You're Going Billy (1970)

                                Terry Jacks went on to record the #1 hit "Seasons in the Sun" (1974)


                                Susan Jacks recorded the female version of David Gate's "NEVER LET HER GO," titled "NEVER LET HIM GO." It had a following here in Hawaii, but did not chart nationally.

                                I have an earlier version of "SEASONS IN THE SUN" recorded by Tommy Sands. He autographed it for me at an "oldies" show, the Valentine Hop, produced by "Uncle Tom Moffatt" and headlined by Teddy Randazzo in 1998.

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