8 Search Results for Tag: Aretha Franklin

Too Late to Turn Back Now – Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose

A lot of 70s music, no matter the genre, was full of optimism, sweetness and love. “Too Late to Turn Back Now” by Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose is a dip into the soulful side of the 70s, when R&B had some of the most beautiful love songs ever written…

One Fine Morning – Lighthouse

Following on the heels of the Chicago Transit Authority, many bands in the late 60s and early 70s had a dynamic horn section that made their sound supersonic and vibrant. This Toronto, Ontario band formed in 1968 and they’re still rocking the house. They had several songs that made the charts, but “One Fine Morning” was their highest charting, reaching #24 on the US Hot 100…

Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass

Some bands have decades of songs, others have one or two signature songs that not only define them, but an era. Looking Glass’ “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)” is one of those tunes. Wistful, earthy and soul searching, “Brandy” is an ode to a world-weary woman’s life. It was their only #1 hit, staying in that position for a week. There other hit, “Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne,” was a Top 40 hit and has a slinky, sexy 70s feel, too.

Out in the County by Three Dog Night

Three Dog Night, originally known as Redwood, started up in the late 1960s and are still going strong today. They have 11 studio albums and string of chart-topping hits under their belt, including “Mama Told Me Not to Come,” “Joy to the World” and “Black and White.” Like The Guess Who, they have a American rock sound with inspirational lyrics and a multicolored tones and a long run at the top of the charts. “Out in the Country” isn’t one of their most popular songs, but it’s a signature 70s tune that’s sweet, innocent and embraces nature…

Saturday In The Park – Chicago

The band Chicago, which was originally Chicago Transit Authority, had a unique sound when they hit the scene. They blended a little rock, a little soul and a little jazz, a mixture that made them a sort of rock version of Earth, Wind & Fire. Both groups always had a stage full of musicians and a supersonic horn section…

I’m Not in Love – 10cc

A lot of songs in the 70s addressed various aspects of being in love, from first crush to falling in love to heartbreak. The band 10cc took it a step further and claimed to not be in love at all. “I’m Not in Love” came out in 1975 and was noted for its unique back tracking, which consisted of the band’s multitracked voices. It was the UK group’s first global hit and has enjoyed lasting popularity.

Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) – Aretha Franklin

With her heart-wrenching vocals, pristine tone and divine notes, Aretha Franklin is rightfully called the “Queen of Soul.” With roots in gospel, she started her secular music career in the early 60s, but didn’t really strike gold until the late 60s, with her first #1 “I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)”. From that point on, she ruled the charts until the mid-80s with a plethora of unforgettable hits…

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Aretha Franklin

I’m a white guy, so I sing this song more like Art Garfunkel . Everyone loves that Simon and Garfunkel recording, and it was a hit for them back in the day, but have you listened to it lately?