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"Free the People"

Barbara Keith’s Liberation Gospel

Ed Ward wrote a special section devoted to 45s (non-album releases) in the original Rolling Stone Record Review from 1971, with particular praise for Barbara Keith‘s A-side, “Free the People“: “You may remember Delaney & Bonnie‘s version of this song, and how good it was.  Well, Barbara’s the one who

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"The Sun Is Going Down"

“The Sun Is Going Down”: Rock Meets Reggae, 1972

The Steve Miller Band filters reggae through early 70s rock sensibilities, mon, in the 97-second ditty, “The Sun Is Going Down” – from Recall the Beginning … A Journey from Eden, their seventh album for Capitol: “The Sun Is Going Down” The Steve Miller Band (1972) * Four drummers credited

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“Broccoli”: Virtually Unknown in the US until the 1920s

1968 saw The Association release a strong album, Birthday, that included what may be “one of the greatest songs ever recorded,” to quote the person who posted this audio clip of “Everything That Touches You” (I can certainly understand the sentiment – have you heard the beautifully arpeggiated bass line

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